The problem with peaceful, kind, religious people promoting their holy texts, is that they’re still promoting their holy texts.
The problem with people that don’t like religion is that they’re still promoting thier dislike of religion.
See, that wasn’t very nice, was it?
My belief is my belief. Your belief is yours. Nobody ought to be beating anyone over the head for believing or not believing in ANYTHING. It’s not your place to say. Being different doesn’t make it invalid for either side of this coin
Live and let the fuck live, please. >.>
Also, this critique fails to recognize the complexity of scripture. In the Christian Bible, the word of God is usually filtered through mortals. Outside of a few Old Testament passages and the words of Jesus, everything is something a divinely-inspired but human person thought. Even the direct quotes from Jesus, the parts we take most seriously and try hardest to obey, were recorded by others. These were people within time, influenced by culture and experience. According to our faith, God has nothing against people with issues wanting to be His servants. He takes outcasts, misfits, and freaks. Some of them had bad ideas just as some sincere Christians do today. Read Paul on women if you want an example. Interpreting scripture is not blindly ignoring parts. It is considering the sources.