Immanuel Can wrote: ↑Sun Feb 06, 2022 5:59 pm
RCSaunders wrote: ↑Sun Feb 06, 2022 5:23 pm
Please don't respond to this if you're too dense to understand the rhetoric.
Please don't use rhetoric, if you don't understand the difference between it and dialectic.
Your message is, indeed, rhetoric....in the most debased sense, of course.
"Dialectic?" Really? Shades of Hegel.
Well, I knew you wouldn't understand it. You embrace all that vile book teaches, and I'm being totally literal. The Bible glorifies war and genocide in almost every book. Every Old Testament war was ethnic in nature pitting one people against another because of the genetic (different forefather's) background. The New Testament uses the rhetoric of war, instruments of war, and agents of war (soldiers) to picture how those who worship God should live. It's all about war, even so-called, "war in heaven."
With the possible exception of the Koran, no book (and no religion) promotes war more than the Bible and Christianity. If it were not for a belief in the so-called after life, most wars would be impossible for governments to wage. It would be difficult to get young men to throw away their lives fighting for a government if they knew the life they were throwing away was the only one they were ever going to have.
With few exceptions, (some Amish, Quakers (Friends), and Adventists), every Chirstian denomination support and promote militarism and war, wholesale slaughter and destruction that makes individual crimes petty in comparison.
As for racism, the entire New Testament is filled with ethnic evaluations of individuals and separates the entire world genetically. Only the Bible refers to an entire ethnic group as being selected by God.
That's the truth without rhetoric.