Why do people get bent out of shape about the obvious?

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  1. Baruch Menachem
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    Right now Obama is getting chewed on by his own side about the minister who is going to give the prayer at the inaugural. There are lots of reasons to have issues with this, but the thing that is bending the press out of shape is the fact that Christians believe non believers are going to hell.

    Hello, how is this news?

    What is even more bothersome is that some folks are trying to wash this reality away. Christianity is based on sacred texts. You either take them as a whole, as the whole is divinely inspired, or you dump the whole, as not worth your time.

    If you are not a christian, my advice is to invest in asbestos. That is the reality. You don't want my kool aid, fine, I won't force it on you, but that is the basis of the religion ever since the texts were standardized.

    If you don't believe in the christian doctrine, why are you praying to the christian gd? What is the point of that hypocrisy?

    Personally, I don't like the idea of blessing the Obama administration with a prayer at the beginning. Why does everyone have to have it both ways?

    (BTW, this particular rant is not exclusively at the left or the Obama people. The prayers of the right seem often to be little more than vultures saying grace before a meal)

    Anyway, you either believe or you don't, if you don't, don't pretend that you do.
     
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    we'll take this under strict advicement! :lol:
     
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    God Bless America! :rofl:

    Though seriously, one can take parts of many religions and implement them in their own lives. The religions highly popular in the US are for the most part the same except with a few minor differences. (When I say minor I mean things that really seperate one from another.)
     
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    Sweet!

    So, if I become a christian, I can have a wife and I can have concubines?

    Hallelujah, and praise the Lord!!!


     
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    But no shellfish. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    I don't think it's news to anyone that Christians believe not being a Christian will send you to Hell. I think they're pissed off at Obama BECAUSE everyone knows those horrible, intolerant Christians believe that, so how can he be so crass and non-progressive as to actually include any of them in his Inauguration?
     
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    Concubines don't have to be virgins, do they?
     
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    As long as you drink All the kool aid you can enjoy all the good parts.
     
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    No, but many people still follow the practice that if a wife isn't a virgin on her wedding night then it brings great shame and dishonor upon the family which results in the family killing the daughter.

    Also known as honor killings in one of it's forms.
     
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    Okay first off, some of you people clearly need to read the Bible a little better especially the New Testament part where in Peter and Paul both specifically set aside dietary conditions and all other works on your part as a means to salvation.
     

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