And why the Hell are all y'all damn foreigners lecturing us on religion? This is the way we are here. Don't like it? Then close your eyes and just don't pay attention to us. None of you outside the US who've commented in this thread know the first thing about us and this topic, so quit while you're ahead.
So based upon the numberous comments on this thread, future US Presidential candidites should model themselves after some secular-humanistic nation of Western Europe? What are the morals of a country suppose to be? What do you base your values on?
I find the principles of the Bible to be the only standard in which a family, neighborhood, community, state or nation can truly thrive and be benefical for all. It sure cannot be the societal set-up Norway has? Nor how the UK is conducting itself? Ok, exclude the Europeans, what islamic nation is a person or nation to look to for freedom, liberty and personal prosperity? (out of 50+ countries, there are none I would pick.)
Agnostic approach, useless. Everyone becomes a law unto themselves, there is no limit to what is appropriate or inappropriate under this belief system. Seems to be what Somalia has been for the last two decades?
Doctors are workers like anyone else, hospitals/clinic many are business' like any other. Just because they are in to health care, that does not mean government should have complete control over their business.
The old expression was, "The is no such thing as a free lunch". Seems there are those who want to make a free lunch a reality at some other person's expense.
Nothing? So what should the punishment be for tax evasion or online gambling?
Hm, nothing again? What does the Bible tell us about organ-transpants?
Again zilch? Nothing? Nada?
Even in the USA, you have been able to find answers for questions without the help of the Bible.
Plus you are constantly ignoring commandments that the Bible has, like you should kill a nurse, when she works on the sabbath or not hating people for eating shrimps the way some hate gays.
When has the last witch been burnt? You know, the Bible tells you to kill all witches, have you exterminated all?
So you were able to
A) make new rules without the Bible and
B) ignore direct commandments in the Bible.
There is tons of evidence, that the teachings of the Bible are not morale and that there are much better ways to organise a society than by a two to four thousand year old book.
Last edited by Spartan10k; 02-09-2012 at 12:04 PM.
Well, thats pretty hard when you are the biggest player and economy in the World! There is a reason why we have live coverage 24/7 of your elections, and a revolt in the Maldives only get a brief 1 min. in the late news.
There is no commandment which instructs anyone to 'kill witches'.
If you are this absolutely clueless and biased against Christianity then no one will ever be able to change your way of thinking.
With that said, I'm going to go against the commandment that says 'love thy neighbor' and tell you to stuff it up your ass.
New International Version (©1984)
"Do not allow a sorceress to live.New Living Translation (©2007)
"You must not allow a sorceress to live.
English Standard Version (©2001)
“You shall not permit a sorceress to live.
New American Standard Bible (©1995)
"You shall not allow a sorceress to live.
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
"Never let a witch live.
King James 2000 Bible (©2003)
You shall not allow a witch to live.