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|Birthday:||January 18, 1998|
|Political Views:||I'm just going to leave as "left-wing"|
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I'll give you some quotes out of the old testament in a minute, but first I want to justify why my doing that shows that Christianity as a whole is a violent religon.
You made a point that the old testament is invalid to quote laws from because "because those are God's laws and not Moses'". Why is it required that Jesus must come back later on and state that the laws of the old testament, which people had been following for millenia, were invalid? Why would God simply not put the correct rules in to start with?
Furthermore, the new testament actually provides evidence that it wants us to follow the laws of the old testament:
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them." (Matthew 5:17)
"But it is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for one dot of the Law to become void." (Luke 16:17)
These kind of give the idea that these laws are kind of valid.
Regarding violence in the new testament, the only quotes that comes to mind are:
"But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.” (Luke 19:27)
"I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn a man against his father," and then a load of other people who Jesus wants you to love him above as well (bit self-centred)." (Matthew 10:34-36)
However, in the old testament:
"Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge or of the priest who represents the LORD your God must be put to death." (Deuteronomy 17:12)
"You should not let a sorceress live." (Exodus 22:17) - because the bible encourages you to believe in witches!
“If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives.” (Leviticus 20:13)
"Whoever sacrifices to any god, except the Lord alone, shall be doomed." (Exodus 22:19) - doesn't explicitly tell you to kill them, just lets you know that they will burn forever and ever just because they, like 99% of the human race throughout history, chose to believe in a god other than your's.
"They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; and everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman." (Chronicles 2 15:12-13)
"You shall not live, because you have spoken a lie in the name of the Lord" (Zechariah 13:3)
"Suppose you hear in one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you that some worthless rabble among you have led their fellow citizens astray by encouraging them to worship foreign gods. In such cases, you must examine the facts carefully. If you find it is true and can prove that such a detestable act has occurred among you, you must attack that town and completely destroy all its inhabitants, as well as all the livestock. Then you must pile all the plunder in the middle of the street and burn it. Put the entire town to the torch as a burnt offering to the LORD your God. That town must remain a ruin forever; it may never be rebuilt." (Deuteronomy 13:13)
"If your own full brother, or your son or daughter, or your beloved wife, or you intimate friend, entices you secretly to serve other gods, whom you and your fathers have not known, gods of any other nations, near at hand or far away, from one end of the earth to the other: do not yield to him or listen to him, nor look with pity upon him, to spare or shield him, but kill him. Your hand shall be the first raised to slay him; the rest of the people shall join in with you. You shall stone him to death, because he sought to lead you astray from the Lord, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery." (Deuteronomy 13:7-11)
"Suppose a man or woman among you, in one of your towns that the LORD your God is giving you, has done evil in the sight of the LORD your God and has violated the covenant by serving other gods or by worshiping the sun, the moon, or any of the forces of heaven, which I have strictly forbidden. When you hear about it, investigate the matter thoroughly. If it is true that this detestable thing has been done in Israel, then that man or woman must be taken to the gates of the town and stoned to death." (Deuteronomy 17:2-5)
"This is what the Lord of hosts has to say: ‘I will punish what Amalek did to Israel when he barred his way as he was coming up from Egypt. Go, now, attack Amalek, and deal with him and all that he has under the ban. Do not spare him, but kill men and women, children and infants, oxen and sheep, camels and asses." (Samuel 1 15:2-3)
"Cursed be he who does the Lords work remissly, cursed he who holds back his sword from blood." (Jeremiah 48:10) - Kill them and do it with style!
"(Moses) stood at the entrance to the camp and shouted, “All of you who are on the LORD’s side, come over here and join me.” And all the Levites came. He told them, “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Strap on your swords! Go back and forth from one end of the camp to the other, killing even your brothers, friends, and neighbors.” The Levites obeyed Moses, and about three thousand people died that day. Then Moses told the Levites, “Today you have been ordained for the service of the LORD, for you obeyed him even though it meant killing your own sons and brothers. Because of this, he will now give you a great blessing.”" (Exodus 32:26-29) - Just after "thou shalt not kill I believe". Ironic I know.
I think that just about rounds it up for the ones I can be bothered to post here, although I'll leave you with a personal favourite:
"Blessed is the one who grabs your babies and smashes them against a rock." (Psalm 137:9)
Christianity ladies and gentlemen; a religion of peace!