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Old 01-25-2012, 04:34 AM
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Default Re: If by "Christian love" you mean hatred & contempt...

Originally Posted by Pe2k Voices View Post
And not to mention countless threats of eternal damnation.
"Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven." - Luke 6:37

First, eternal damnation is never something a human being can give out to another. The threat of eternal damnation is God's threat alone

Yes. Jesus brings a sword. Even though most people choose to interpret this as a metaphor for the suffering that Christians are given on Earth, you can also look at this as a basis for violence. However, Christ never 'gave the sword' to mankind, and never directs the apostles to take up arms against anyone, as opposed to the Qu'ran which directly tells its followers;

Then when the Sacred Months [the 1st, 7th, 11th, and 12th months of the Islamic calendar] have passed, then kill the Mushrikun [unbelievers] wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush." (9:7) - Taken from here
In fact, Christ even rebuked Peter when Peter was trying to fight off the soldiers that were going to arrest Jesus;

Then the others grabbed Jesus and arrested him. 51 But one of the men with Jesus pulled out his sword and struck the high priest’s slave, slashing off his ear. “Put away your sword,” Jesus told him. “Those who use the sword will die by the sword." - Matthew 26:50-52

Care to explain the Crusades, Thirty Years War, Protestant-Catholic Wars, The Burning of the Witches, and the lynching of homosexuals? Charlemagne? Roman Catholic Empire?
Just because people do things in the name of religion doesn't mean the religion supports that idea. The media has used this to separate Islamic terrorists from normal everyday Muslims.

Just like the violence against this girl, there's no Biblical grounds for any of those events.

May I also point out that Christians still accept the Ten Commandments. Breaking any of these laws is punishable by death.
I addressed the issue of the 10 commandments in my previous post. Because Jesus died as an offering for the fulfillment of the law, we are no longer bound by the law, and are not supposed to uphold the punishment side of that.