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  •  Christ Was a Jew, (4+ / 0-)

    which makes the Christian rejection of everything Jewish comical, if not mind-numbingly insane...

    I don't remember ever reading of Christ having said, "Hey guys- all that stuff in what shall be known as the 'Old Testament...' fuggetabbahtit..."

    And I'm not even Jewish...

    •  Look Again at the Fundamentalists-- (9+ / 0-)

      What they reject is the New Testament, other than Revelations.

      You rarely hear Jesus quoted at all by them, mostly it's prophets and selected highlights of the law.

      They're almost formally opposed to the direct instructions of Jesus.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Thu Jul 19, 2007 at 03:22:06 PM PDT

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      •  Quite Right...Excellent Point! (1+ / 0-)
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        I was contemplating, not too long ago, why it was that Christian Fundamentalists, while claiming that He is The Way, almost invariably quote from the Old Testament when trying to make a point, and why that quote was almost surely refuted by Christ Himself according to the Scriptures...

        Very odd...

        And for those who will surely wish to demand an example;

        When religious Jews dragged Mary Magdalene before Christ demanding that he agree she should be stoned for adultery, he refuted that Old Testament concept and said that he who was without sin should cast the first stone.


        As an aside, he also rejected the washing of his feet by a follower, instead washing the feet of his own disciples...and His Representatives on earth, the religious leaders, all demand fealty and abject devotion to themselves for being His Representatives.

        You have no further to look than the Vatican, The Orthodox Church, and every Rich M.F. Holy-Rollin' Preacher from the U.S. of A...all stinking rich while Christ laid better odds on a camel...

      •  They love John but completely misunderstand (1+ / 0-)
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        the symbolic elements. The concept of Logos is lost on them.

        I was exposed to a fundamentalist gospel of John course book that helped me understand just how badly they misinterpret John.

        I have reread John after reading the Gospel of Mary with a greater understanding of the symbolic elements.

        I suspect that the Gospel of John was initially told by Mary Magdalene then retold in the name of John. Mary Magdalene in the garden is the most spellbinding scene in the New Testament.

        "It's the planet, stupid."

        by FishOutofWater on Thu Jul 19, 2007 at 07:28:47 PM PDT

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