This is an insignificant blog from a middle-aged man's perspective.
...and then get busted for lying as well. It makes me cringe and say bad words.
All have sinned and fallen short . . .
Tony, I think the world of you. And, I agree that burning Korans is wrong. But something's wrong with your thinking if you think that burning Korans is morally equivalent to killing people.
Richard Nash:I think that in the sermon on the mount it reads something like this: "'Do not murder,and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment. But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, Raca, is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell. I think it is pretty clear here there is no "moral equivalent" in the Kingdom. Setting up the moral sliding scale has gotten us, the Church, into a lot of trouble.
Well said, Cos. TonyB
Richard and others who disagree with me, I think the thing for me is, WE JUST DON'T DO THAT. We love our enemy. We treat others how we would like to be treated. We turn the other cheek, etc. Matthew 5-7 doesn't give us permission to do that. No where in Jesus' teaching gives room for that kind of behavior. It is does not usher in the Kingdom of God which is love (let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.) We just don't do that and call ourselves people of the Way, Truth, and Life. We just don't.
The point I've been thinking about a lot lately is: how can I say that I love the God I don't see if I don't love the brother and sister I do see?
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