posted on 05/09/2012 10:52:23 AM PDT
by Lonesome in Massachussets
(Rush: If Ward Churchill had a daughter, shed look like Elizabeth Warren.)
To: Lonesome in Massachussets
...famous remark by his fellow physicist Steven Weinberg that "With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evilthat takes religion."
Weinberg's statement is true as far as it goes, but it is not the whole truth. To make it the whole truth, we must add an additional clause: "And for bad people to do good thingsthat [also] takes religion." The main point of Christianity is that it is a religion for sinners. Jesus made that very clear. When the Pharisees asked his disciples, "Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?" he said, "I come to call not the righteous but sinners to repentance." Only a small fraction of sinners repent and do good things but only a small fraction of good people are led by their religion to do bad things.
From your same link - thanks.
posted on 05/11/2012 10:09:01 AM PDT
( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
To: Lonesome in Massachussets; Ernest_at_the_Beach
posted on 06/08/2012 7:31:26 PM PDT
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson