11 September 2010

Evil...

I am not sure which is more evil, people who plan to kill people in the name of God or those who plan to burn the Koran in the name of Jesus Christ.

7 comments:

Jamie said...

...and then get busted for lying as well. It makes me cringe and say bad words.

David Oulashian said...

All have sinned and fallen short . . .

Richard Nash said...

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.

Cosby said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Well said, Cos.
TonyB

TonyB said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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?