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Ummm, not so sure. We have door to door salesmen for all kinds of products we know are real. Therefore?

lerlo Level 8 June 28, 2019

I don't know. I kinda like it when they come by. Saves me $2 and a short walk to the RedBox kiosk for an unexpected comedy.


The whole thrust of the New Testament was that God was manifested to the world in the figure of Christ and 'the world knew him not'. So Jesus organised disciples to go out in pairs to teach the world about God.

So it was an early job creation scheme then ? 😉

@Moravian No, you know all these guys had jobs and left them to see what the heck this guy Jesus was talking about. They were so impressed they put themsleves in danger to tell other pepople about this gospel they had learned.

@brentan Beats having to work for a living I suppose ?. The message was to drop everything and spread the good word because in some circles the belief was that the world was about to end shortly anyway so why bother preparing for the future. Some orthodox Jews are still waiting for a new messiah to lead them to this mystical promised land

@Moravian No, this mad religion was scary to preach and people gave up their jobs and sometimes their lives to do it. You're right- they were sure the world was about to end. I think we need to understand their sincerity and their courage.

@brentan I suppose they were brave to go against the acceppted beliefs of the time. A bit like atheists in theocracies like Pakistan and Saudi Arabia today, but the commonly held belief that the Christians were persecuted in Roman times for worshiping their god is not true. It was because they refused to worship the Roman gods of the day as well which was mandatory.
Of course once Christianity was the accepted religion they got their own back big time.

@Moravian Isn't that the truth! They never bothered with those verses 'Do not return evil for evil' and 'do not try to get even'.

Ain't that cute?


No shit

bobwjr Level 9 June 28, 2019

He also wouldn't be letting Satan run the US.

Athena Level 8 June 28, 2019

Poor Satan...

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