Mudcat Café message #1393816 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77771   Message #1393816
Posted By: Rapparee
30-Jan-05 - 08:58 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Religious Left
Subject: RE: BS: The Religious Left
Dogmatism of any sort bothers me. To say to me "you CANNOT" riles me up and makes me want to do it. So does "you MUST".

You must go to church every Sunday or you'll go spinning down to Hell.
You cannot eat meat on Friday -- except this was pretty much revoked.

You must be "born again" of water and the spirit. Well, I was baptized when I was about 10 days old. I'm told that I baptized the priest right back.

You must accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior. Well, JC didn't say that -- he said "No one comes to the Father except through me." It's different.

That is, of course, IF everything in the NT that is attributed to Jesus of Nazareth is actually what JoN actually said or did....