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Author Topic:   The Glorification and Worship of Torture
Taq
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Message 5 of 98 (917314)
04-01-2024 11:27 AM
Reply to: Message 4 by Rahvin
03-31-2024 10:25 PM


Rahvin writes:
But remember that the Christian holy symbol is a torturous execution device, sometimes with the victim still present and suffering. Chrstianity has often been called a death cult, and it's accurate, but it is also and has always been a suffering cult. Humans deserve suffering, and only through the scapegoat-sacrifice of putting all of that suffering onto Jesus can our own suffering in the afterlife be removed.
From the "drive slowly past a car accident" point of view, it is interesting to see how this mentality plays out in modern Christianity with in the western world. Christians here in the US aren't suffering because of their beliefs, and that makes them feel weird. They think they should be suffering. What Christians in the US have done is invent persecution where there is none. I hear my mother tell these stories all of the time, or hear her invent persecution from whole cloth, something along the lines of, "If I prayed before my meal in a restaurant people would probably want to kick me out!". Since I love my mother I try not to visibly roll my eyes, but it's not an easy task.

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Message 29 of 98 (917782)
04-16-2024 10:56 AM
Reply to: Message 28 by candle2
04-16-2024 10:45 AM


Re: FYI
candle2 writes:
The Creator states, matter of factly, that He did this.
Men writing in books make that claim.
One side is certain; the other side is grasping at straws.
One side is dogmatic; the other side is open to evidence that would prove them wrong.

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