[ExI] Deuteronomy Chapter 13

Samantha  Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Tue Jun 9 21:08:46 UTC 2009

On Jun 9, 2009, at 8:31 AM, Harvey Newstrom wrote:

> On Monday 08 June 2009 3:05:51 pm Dan wrote:
>> Cute, but my guess is most monotheist members of these religions  
>> are not
>> textual literalists.  Even the small minority who are still have to  
>> do
>> exegesis and interpretation.  I was just trying, by quoting an  
>> obvious
>> passage ordering genocide, to show that we can't just look at the  
>> sacred
>> texts and draw implications on how so called believers will act.
> My guess is that most of the vocal right-wing political christians  
> are well
> aware of this passage and would love to be able to kill  
> nonbelievers.  It is
> just that they are hampered by secular laws.

Actually, most of them are not in the consistent or creatures of that  
much integrity.  That is how they manage to believe this witches brew  
to start with.

> But when you realize that these non-believers include atheists,  
> muslims, gays,
> transgendered, liberals, minorities, abortionists, and other  
> traditional
> enemies of the religious right, you will see that the killings  
> already happen
> almost regularly.

I don't think they do.  Please point out actual murder stats by  
category tied to religious/political views of the assailant.

- samantha

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