But... We WEREN'T established "One Nation Under God". That phrase was added in during the Cold War, when Soviet Russia was cast as the Evil Atheist Communist Nation and we were, by extension, supposed to be the picture of Western Christian Capitalist Democracy. It was all politics, and nothing to do with our actual establishment.
I'm highly skeptical that you don't know this. All things considered, anyone who paid any attention in a decent World/American History would know about Cold War Propaganda.
The Jews actually seem very, very reasonable. Did you know that they believe that ANYBODY can get into the World to Come? Even Gentiles, so long as they follow the Seven Commandments of Noah? Which are pretty much stuff like "Don't steal, don't lie, don't envy"? And they have a higher view of women then you'd think.
You forgot. He wasn't the Messiah, or Mashiach as the Jews say. Here is the Jewish (and therefore original) concept of the Messiah.
"The mashiach will bring about the political and spiritual redemption of the Jewish people by bringing us back to Israel and restoring Jerusalem (Isaiah 11:11-12; Jeremiah 23:8; 30:3; Hosea 3:4-5). He will establish a government in Israel that will be the center of all world government, both for Jews and gentiles (Isaiah 2:2-4; 11:10; 42:1). He will rebuild the Temple and re-establish its worship (Jeremiah 33:18). He will restore the religious court system of Israel and establish Jewish law as the law of the land (Jeremiah 33:15)."
As you can see, it's very, very clear that, by these standards, Jesus was simply not the Messiah. The idea of the Messiah being some perfect, sinless being who came to do away with Jewish laws is a purely Christian ideal, and not remotely in with Jewish teachings. And since Judaism came FIRST, and it seems rather obvious that Christians just redefined Messiah to fit Jesus...
It becomes rather clear that Jesus was/is just this weird little Jewish man that you happen to hold in very high regard. And that He came to correct absolutely NOTHING.
Therefore, my point stands.
You know, Ray. Jesus was Jewish. And after some research, it's come to my attention that, in Judaism, abortion isn't forbidden. In fact, in some cases, it's mandatory.
You see, fetuses are considered to be potential human life. As such, they have value, but not as much value as the mother. Therefore, it is mandatory to have an abortion when the mother's life is at risk because of the pregnancy.
Since Jesus was a Jew, it's not unreasonable to assume that His view on abortion would be similar.
If smug, condescending idiots like you are in Heaven, maybe I don't want to be there. If your company is anything like on the internet, I'd find it just as torturous as anything Hell could think up.
How many people did you have to "interview" before you found eight "educated, pro-choice university students" that suddenly became pro-life? How many people called you out on your BS argument before you found people agreeable enough or distracted enough to just agree with you?
If you're characterizing hysterical mockery as panic, I sincerely think you need help.
The Bible predicted your typical non-statements, and your "goat-ish" behavior.
Keep it coming. It'll only make the sheep even more obvious.
But, he's not a real Christian. He's a goat provided by God so that we'll recognize the true sheep. So it makes sense that he's so contradictory and foolish.
You believe that everything just APPEARED due to the wiggling fingers of a magical being who just APPEARED.