Rbih, I live in the XXI century and I am on the side of the Church. You are obviously on the side of the Church enemies and that is fine with me. Good luck with them.
this is fundamentally incorrect. i am not WITH the pagans, nor and i on AGAINST the church.
if you were bddhist and said spouted the same disgusting rhetoric against catholics i would have pointed out the many flaws in that very same argument.
what i AM against is someone like orthodox1, who joined only a few days ago only to sneakily try to convert people. there was no honesty in his approach at all.
1. he starts off by asking what authority jws, and any other chrch has to claim that they are the one true religion. perfectly reasonable question and people responded honestly to THAT question
2. he then lauunches into how it's the CATHOLIC church/christianity, according to HIM, that is the only religion that has god's backing. it becomes very obviouus that he wasn't honestly asking a question, he was trying to convert people
3. he then SPITS IN THE FACE OF OVER HALF THE PLANET by painting some global picture of catholics and christians being persecuted by pagans and how it is WONDERFUL that the pagan world has effectively been destroyed by the catholic church.
not only is that insulting, but it's false. the entire western hemisphere, from the tip of south america to the top of canada, didn't strike first in an effort to blast the christians away before setting foot on THEIR land. columbus wasn't slaughtered by the natives he first encountered. the natives hernan cortez first encountered THE AZTECS WHO SLAUGHTERED INVADERS AT FIRST SIGHT, thought he was a god and welcomed him into their city THINKING HE WAS THEIR GOD.
what orthodox1 said was disgusting and vile and indefensible and i pointed out the utter flaws in that terrible statement.
and that's when YOU stepped in to not only defend orthodox1, but to doble down on that hateful rhetoric.
in case you or anyone forgot what you said:
Maybe paganism was superior to the Bible. When Christopher Columbus arrived in America the Indians were practicing brutal human sacrifices. Maybe they should have been left alone.
Pagan morals are also much more fun than the Christian ones, just don’t expect the same level of spiritual development or even trustworthiness from a temple prostitute, than from a Christian. If you extrapolate this to the type of society they produce, you can see clearly which one is superior to the other.
there is NOTHING defensible about that statement. you then contine on by spouting white washed LIES while clearly showing you have no clue what the hell you are talking about, in an effort to defend thatVILE AND TWISTED PERVERSION OF HISTORY.
you have effectively insulted over half the planet, their ancestors, and moreimportantly all those who were tortured, raped, murdered, pillaged and plundered in the name of the father, son and the holy ghost. many of whom had no interest in warring with catholics or any other christians ntil they came over and tried to rob them of their wealth while subjugating them in order to trn a fast buck from sugar, cotton, tobacco, etc.
whole peoples were wiped out in the carribean. gone for all eternity, thanks to the diseases brought from europe by the christians.
that is FACT.
and then you go on to say this:
... If it bothers you the fact that Christianity is superior to paganism...
and you call yourself a christian...
while saying and acting as far from christ who DIDN'T conquer and enslave people, who sat and ate with sinners and those beneath him.
you however, look down your nose in contempt of others.
let me be clear on this, i don't care what you believe, i wouldn't care if you believed in fairies, goblins and ghouls. you could believe in darth vader for all i cared. had you been an aztec who said the same thing in reverse, stating that catholics should all burn in hell while claiming to have the one true religion that everyone should follow, etc...i would have turned the guns on quetzlcoatl and the human sacrifices while dismantling the logic of some god dragon/snake/bird.
i find it hilarious that you can point the finger at others and lay wild claims to THEIR past while overlooking the sordid history of your own religion.
and how DARE anyone point those out!!! you live in the 21st century!!!
so do the pagans and since we ARE talking the present, how's about that child abuse scandal? the vatican bank scandals?
lots to atone for.
i give you two scriptures to consider:
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean. 28 In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness."
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. 30 And you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our forefathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 31 So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Fill up, then, the measure of the sin of your forefathers"