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Romans took a dim view of Christianity
Quakers have been given the occasional bashing for being kind and good.
Had to have lion food.
What did they feed their lions on after Caesar decided to try to save his Empire by changing sides?
Quote from: Alan Quakers have been given the occasional bashing for being kind and good. Must be your “kindest” comment about any religious group. Is that because they make good breakfast cereal?
Christians helped the enlightenment.
I think of Descartes and Swedenborg and how in those days most westerners were Christian.
There were disagreements,
For the churches, reason is firstly about reasoning with God
It comes from the Bible
To study the Bible in one's native tongue with academic rigour.
YOU MANIACS. YOU BLEW IT UP. DAMN YOU. GOD DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL.
Quote from: Europan Ocean on 26/06/2020 15:11:14There were disagreements, Yes, with the Church on one side and the truth on the other.Quote from: Europan Ocean on 26/06/2020 15:11:14For the churches, reason is firstly about reasoning with God What about reasoning with the tooth fairy?God isn't "reasonable". It is, for example, impossible to have some of the properties He is said to have.In most monotheist religions He is said to be all powerful.Can He set himself a task he can't accomplish?
Quote from: Europan Ocean on 26/06/2020 15:11:14 It comes from the Bible That's just silly isn't it?The idea that there was no love before the Bible is a childish suggestion.