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Andy Peters
05/22/12 11:49
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Tucson, Az
USA


 
#187464 - re: Jeebs
Responding to: Jez Smith's previous message
Jez Smith said:
I think he might have something to say about all these right wing Americans, from my reading of the bible he wasn't keen on moneylenders or warmongers, so don't assume that you are automatically on his Good List, you might find yourself on his Naughty List


Most of his followers here in the colonies tend to pick and choose the verses of the Bible that support their particular agenda. They all seem to ignore Matthew:

Matthew 6:5 said:
And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.


Matthew 6:6 said:
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.


And the money quote:
Matthew 6:7 said:
And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.


Basically, the whole notion of big cathedrals and megachurches and televangelists goes against What the man says in the book they believe is the Word Of God.

(FWIW, I first learned of this by watching Pasolini's Gospel According to St Matthew. Pasolini, of course, was an atheist.)

-a


List of 13 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
Oh wow i start my new job in oxford on the 28th....      Jez Smith      05/20/12 07:49      
   Going to the beach....      Michael Karas      05/20/12 09:25      
   Wow ....look at all those buttons      Jez Smith      05/20/12 09:53      
   You're all as courageous as you are witty.      Joseph Hebert      05/20/12 21:40      
      I would do only      Jez Smith      05/21/12 11:42      
         Anyway he was a Jewish hippy peacenik      Jez Smith      05/21/12 13:54      
            re: Jeebs      Andy Peters      05/22/12 11:49      
               There were nearly 30 different gospels      Jez Smith      05/22/12 14:49      
                  Judas      Andy Peters      06/11/12 11:28      
            moneylenders and warmongers      Erik Malund      05/23/12 07:33      
   He walks amongst us      Oliver Sedlacek      06/11/12 03:05      
      no same old story      Jez Smith      06/11/12 05:56      
         His time management is really bad      Andy Neil      06/11/12 14:08      

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