Did I provoke a blogger with my comments?
I commented on a blog titled, The Power of Ignorant People in Large Groups, which contained examples of Bible verses which the writer considered ignorant or hypocrtical. The blogger never approved my comment to appear on her blog.
Today in the Chicago Tribune Perspective, and article titled, 10 Rules for Free Speech, a columnist expressed her opinions as principals everyone should consider “before opening your mouth or comment on the internet. Some of the Principals brought to mind that the blogger decision was not to approve my comment on her blog article. Or perhaps she hasn’t seen it yet?
The purpose of this post is to ask you to decide, if interested, which one of us violated the principals listed in the Chicago Tribune.
I am of the opinion that many young people have never been taught religion in public schools, and many are being influenced by liberal or atheistic professor’s personal opinion in colleges. I have expressed my opinion to this blogger in a previous post she commented about her views that the First Amendment “protects her from religion.”
As a Christian, was my comment a provocation or charitable intention to try to explain how perhaps certain Bible verses originated?
Was my comment foolish according to a King Solomon proverb?
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. (Proverb 26:4)
First, read the post and article below. Then read my comment to the blog post. You decide if I am a fool to have commented.
If you care to comment on this question, please keep in mind the Principals of the First Amendment article which in my opinion, contain some wise advice.
Regards and good will blogging.
My Comment to Amanda
Interesting post. You begin with ancient verses that warn religious believers not to eat pig’s meat. You include verses that warn against homosexuality.
Just an observation for you to consider about the Old Testament times and religious practices. Many ancient cultures recognized that humans were not capable of creating the world they lived in and believed in Gods. Humans wrote all the verses in the Old Testament of the Bible. Many of the verses were based on what they experienced.
For example, pigs wallowed in mud and would eat anything. Perhaps someone got sick after eating pig’s meat tainted with bacteria and wrote a verse.
Perhaps they noticed men and women contracted diseases who engaged in homosexuality. Perhaps HIV/AIDS or STD diseases which 60 million Americans now have contracted in the USA.
Slavery was usually the result of losing a war. Perhaps something to do with humans craving to be powerful as a God over other humans.
The Bible progressed from the Old Testament to the New Testament which is other words, setting aside all the old religious beliefs to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ
I noticed that you did not include any of Jesus Christ verses.
The teachings of the Sermon on the Mount have been a key element of Christian ethics, and for centuries the sermon has acted as a fundamental recipe for the conduct of the followers of Jesus.
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The USA would be a better place if everyone were practicing Christians and believed and abided in this Jesus Christ teaching instead of the millions of USA secular laws written by humans in thousands of books in law libraries institutions.
Matthew 22:36-40 King James Version (KJV)
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Will you allow this comment to appear on your blog, and perhaps consider it in your human mind to discern with wisdom and love?
Do you believe any child would be harmed if they were taught to follow the teachings of Matthew 22:36-40 instead of millions of rules and laws in the USA?
Have you ever met any human who is perfect?
Regards and good will blogging.
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