philoreaderguy wrote: ↑March 17th, 2007, 11:29 am
I recently was told by someone that religion is a good thing even if it is false. He said that it's good because it brings people together and teaches morality. Is this true? Is religion good for people even if it isn't false?
Do you agree that the God religions teaches morality?
They begin by asking people to believe and venerate that human sacrifice of a scapegoat human in ones steed is a good form justice.
IOWs, Christians go directly against what Jesus taught.
Ezekiel 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
Deuteronomy 24:16 (ESV) "Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers. Each one shall be put to death for his own sin.
That is a part of why the only good Christian is a Gnostic Christian.
We, as Jesus taught, carry our cross. We will not sin by asking for or accepting our harm be put to another.
We pay our way and do not sin by asking for or accept a messiah.