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What ever happened to "judge not?"

HippieChick58 9 June 9

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Judge Not met Judge Dredd - and Sylvester Stallone won.

Petter Level 9 June 10, 2018

That's all they ever do

Simon1 Level 7 June 10, 2018

Ha ha! But is the first commentator correct?

Is that the official religious stance?

If it is, then the reverend's response is childish.

From back in the day when I was attending bible studies we had a discussion about this. The "official" stance is no one knows. In their view the dying person in his/her last conscious moments could have cried out to god asking for forgiveness. Also, the desire to commit suicide stems from illness, and gives you absolution because the disease caused the death. To debate where someone's soul went after death is IMHO futile and just freaking mean.


It is actually closer in meaning to 'condemn not'.


That's contradictory, of course.
The Bible commands people not to judge but then demands Christians reject anyone who doesn't measure up to their arbitrary standards, commanding women to wear veils, stay at home and have children, obey their husbands, never speak in church, etc.


I'm not quite sure what to make of this. Does the Rev. disagree, or what?

I think the Rev disagrees quite a bit.

@HippieChick58, hmmm, I thought that was part of their schtick.


I always find these kinds of people to be the most vile examples religious believers. They way they talk about people going to hell suggests they find pleasure in the idea. What kind of person enjoys the thought of others suffering? What kind of person praises the being they think is torturing those people?

I agree totally!


I cannot remember religious people ever being so mean, angry and nasty as they are these days. Maybe the sense the wind change. Fear can bring out the worst in people.

You have to wonder; with god on their side, what do they fear?

@Condor5 IKR. Beats me. Just tells me that they are not as secure in their belief as they like to make us think.

@patchoullijulie I feel no compulsions to spread my disbelief, it is simply part of who I am. Why can't everyone understand that; live and let live, right?

In general religious people as a group have always been hostile, hence more people have died because of religion than all the wars and murders combined.

@NormCastle Your right. History is littered with their hostility and murder and yet they still believe. Beyond my understanding. I was referring, and iI should have been clearer in my point, that my personal experience is that their vulgarity seems to be more local than just worldwide. My experience has been that religion was always in someone else's backyard but now it seems that they are everywhere and nervous.

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