Monday, September 05, 2016

Those nasty, judgmental Christians

Christians can be so judgmental! Here's St. Paul, who wrote most of the New Testament, chastising new Christians for sexual immorality. "Brothers and sisters: It is widely reported that there is immorality among you, . . " He said the congregation should be sorrowful and the offender kicked out. The very first Christian handbook on rites and morality, The Didiche, compiled before the Bible, forbade abortion and homosexual relations with boys, an acceptable Roman and Greek custom. Very different from today's advice, isn't it, when congregations vote on sin and the government decides what can be condemned?

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