WHY IS IT THAT PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THE BIBLE'S EVERY WORD SOMETIMES REFER TO THOSE WHO DON'T AS THE ENEMY? AREN'T WE ALL GODS CHILDRENS?
Answer by stvmen88 at 6:21 PM on Aug. 22, 2009
Answer by Darlinree at 1:53 PM on Aug. 22, 2009
Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 2:06 PM on Aug. 22, 2009
Do you think maybe it gets misunderstood. Sometimes Christians talk "Christianese" and people might misunderstand what they mean. I know I can do that sometimes. I have to remember to explain things using normal words, LOL. Here is a funny video about Christianese! enjoy : )
Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 2:13 PM on Aug. 22, 2009
This one is also pretty funny ; )
Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 2:20 PM on Aug. 22, 2009
Answer by caitxrawks at 2:50 PM on Aug. 22, 2009
Answer by Darlinree at 2:55 PM on Aug. 22, 2009
I believe it has to do with when the religion was emerging. Christianity & Islam developed in a time & place when their religious differences made them a threat, in the case of Christianity it was a threat to the Roman Empire. When a group is fighting for survival - in some cases as individuals as well as as a group - then those who aren't with you are generally going to be seen as against you. As a result their writings reflect a hostility towards "others". A religion that has successfully evolved to stay in step with our society will have stopped labeling all others as the enemy, though probably applied the label elsewhere. It is easier to cement group identity when there is someone or something to fight against as a group.
Answer by nysa00 at 3:01 PM on Aug. 22, 2009
Answer by jcsscfam5 at 3:05 PM on Aug. 22, 2009
Answer by older at 3:33 PM on Aug. 22, 2009