simplicimus: BokerBill: ArcadianRefugee: lordjupiter: ArcadianRefugee: How many Christian beliefs aren't originally pagan?Um, monotheism?That's silly. The bible doesn't say He is the only god, just that he should be #1 on in people's lives."I am the Lord your God, You shall have no other gods before me."Notice it isn't"I am the Lord your God; there are no other gods."And yet,I am the LORD, and there is no other; There is no God besides Me. (Isa 45:5)"for thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: "
WhyteRaven74: The Gospels make no statement about the economic conditions of his upbringing and indeed Luke mentions something that would indicate Jesus grew up quite a long ways from poor.
Indubitably: lordjupiter: It's like watching two nerds argue over whose fan-fic is more real.No, it isn't, for people die over these facts everyday, no?
simplicimus: ArcadianRefugee: Krymson Tyde: I have a hypothesis with absolutely no evidence to back it up: Angels were Judaism's way of incorporating the multiple gods into the one big guy.Let's not forget the multitude of 'saints'.Well, a saint for every occasion. But how the heck did we wind up with St. Michael the Archangel? (my birthday and confirmation name)
lordjupiter: Um, monotheism?
reported: I have an idea for a holiday comedy special... hard-core Christians form an unlikely alliance with hard-core atheists and start a real "War on Christmas™". Many wacky hijinks and much hilarity ensues.
Gyrfalcon: trivial use of my dark powers: I bet these people are a ball to hang out with.I'd need at least a morning star to hang with them.
trivial use of my dark powers: I bet these people are a ball to hang out with.
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