[ExI] Are literalists the only consistent members of a faith?

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Thu Jun 11 17:10:41 UTC 2009

At 06:42 PM 6/11/2009 +0200, Stefano wrote:

>Most denominational contemporary of those religions members ignore
>commands concerning "love", worship, faith, rituals, sins, sex, anger,
>gluttony, etc. Little surprise that they may ignore as well commands
>concerning holy violence, which are often even more inconvenient for
>their private interest and sake.

In Xianity, there's a handy escape clause in respect of the more 
brutish requirements of the Old Testament. Jesus abrogated many such 
horrors (including literalist "Pharisaic" scrupulosities over Sabbath 
restrictions), and because he's G-d, hey, he's got the right.

Damien Broderick

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