Isn't it interesting that there are so many Christian songs about being in the Lord's army?As if everyone outside of their denomination is misguided by the enemy and must be avoided.
That is intentional. The reason so many religions use these metaphors and justifications is to give armies a reason to fight and peace to their families if and when they die.
Love your neighbor as yourself. Then kill them.
@Joanne Maybe the laughter emoji is an improper response, but I do find religious superstition to be laughable. If I didn't laugh about it, I'd cry for all the brainwashed people who believe it on blind faith.
I wish those fuckers would avoid me instead of coming to my door.
Have you tried answering the door with a towel wrapped around your head and saying loudly " Allah u Akhba" and "Salaam Effendi" after it?
I did it once, many years ago when I was living at different address, the God-Botherers actually broke the 4 minute mile record as they made their escape.
And how is that different from how they actually think & act?
When i sing along i feel a wonderful sense of belonging. How can that be wrong?
Today's average bible-toting Christian usually sees it as a metaphor, but there are plenty of examples of people using God as a war rally, raging off to battle with the conviction that "God is on our side."
What's particularly ironic - two sides going to war with each other, each with ostensibly the same God on their side.
How did "denominations" get dragged into this?
I came from a Fundamental Baptist Church. We were taught that even the wrong denomination or doctrine should be avoided lest you be led astray and be damned.
Well IF you follow the 'teachings' in the O.T. of the Goat-Herders Guide to the Galaxy then EVERYONE who is NOT exactly like them MUST be either converted or destroyed, usually it seems, Conversion tales a very distant second place to Destruction.
For proof simply read the O.T., check out the History/Histories of the Crusades, the Conquests of South and Central Americas, Africa and Australia just name but a few.
What about The Battle Hymn of the Republic? How I hate that song!
In first grade we were taught a different version, a version that I will prudently not reveal.
I'd like to see the lord's army face off against the KISS Army and see what happens!
The Crusades Syndrome?
listen to opiate and eulogy by tool
We are! And we should be avoided!
Or, at the very least, tell them that they will go to an eternal hell full of torment if they don't believe the same way you do.