11 Nov '08 08:30>
Originally posted by KellyJaythere are some things that you don't need the context from which they came.
I tell you what I'll discuss any scripture with you if you quote it in
context. We can than discuss the value of the text and the meaning
behind it. Speaking about something in scripture without giving the
context and background at times and so forth can lead to some
strange ideas about somethings that in context may or may not be
that bad. Otherwise i ...[text shortened]... tion so if you cannot put it into context you can apply
any meaning you want to them.
"woman stoned to death"
what context do you need? did she killed 1000 babies? did she messed around with another man other than her husband? who cares? we have the notion that if we must sentence another human being to death, at least do it in a humane manner. the nurnberg nazis were not stoned to death, they were merely hung.
i am not blaming the jews. hey there were more barbaric acts than that throughout history. ignorance, animalism, etc. but to say that god told them to bludgeon a woman with stones, to mash her bones until death, that is maybe the numero 1 argument of going atheist.