the good news
Posted by Happy wild horse at 04/06/2014
blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled blessed are the mercyfull for they will be shown mercy blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called sons of God blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!
I took part in Bible study for two years as a child and then began asking tough questions of my teachers at age 7. Later, I studied Religion in college. I barely began understanding the issues involved till my voracious reading began to include atheist and agnostic authors later in life.
I'm curious...are you secure enough in your beliefs to read a book by an atheist?
Happy wild horse04/10/2014 11:57:22
Can you answer my question? Are you secure in your beliefs to read a book by an atheist? Or even a book by a vegan?
Happy wild horse04/11/2014 15:32:35
Limiting your educational sources on any subject is never a great idea.
I studied religion for years in school, but learned more by reading some excellent books by atheists...
And I don't hate religious people. It does trouble me that the Bible instructs "believers" to kill "infidels", stone women, and wage war.
It also troubles me that hundreds of thousands of people were burned at the stake for being "witches", and that persecution of scientists held back research in many fields including medicine.