"You don't have to worry about having Christianity pushed on you. Christianity only has value if one desires to follow it. It is not like the Islamic faith where they force it on others at the point of a sword. So you are quite safe in that respect."
I didn't mean being forced to be a Christian but rather that some Christians seem to think it's America's state religion.
Malarkey is raptures and even thinking a creation myth is in any way Scientific and deserves a place in education. I have no tolerance for ignorance that would sacrifice education for the myth of any literal bible.
I had and appreciated my extensive religious education. Thomistic Logic is still pretty good stuff if you squint a bit. During all those years and until say the last 10 years I never cared who practiced what. Yesterday two very nice Jehovah Witness ladies dropped by for a chat and we all got along great.
They really seemed to understand I've chosen my own personal relationship with God and if others find that in a church then all the better.
I only want it out of government and out of education. If someone is that intent on teaching their kids creation myths do it in your home or your church.
A Baptist Theocracy is no better than an Islamaniac Theocracy. Church and state don't mix without evil resulting.
As to your position on Christianity not changing I disagree. There are more versions of Christianity than I could count. Even the Mormons say they're Christian.
Last night on TV a woman on her death bed asks for a bible and is handed one. One glance and she says, "no, not that one, The King James version..........."
My point is you can't have literal bibles when all manner of people have been rewriting the thing for 2000 years. Is the King James version a reformation bible or part of Henry the 8th's grand design for a new religion?
Which books were left out of the bible, by who, (or is it whom?) and why?
In doing my research on tele-evangelists I read some interesting material from some more believable Christians. They contend that much of TBN is a repackaged "how to get rich quick" book with the dual intent of enriching the flock to increase the tithes. Not very nice people at all but no one is riding these bums outta town on a rail.
I believe that if you're a good peace loving Muslim you should be irate as hell at the crazies who give Islam a bad name....but I don't hear it. The same holds true for pedo priests and televangelists....but I don't hear it.