[ExI] If 90% of all rapists are men, are 90% of all men rapists?
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Thu Jun 11 14:49:08 UTC 2009
On Thursday 11 June 2009 10:02:25 am Dan wrote:
> I don't recall verses where abortion is similarly proscribed.
Good point. I was overreaching on the abortion killings. The bible does not
directly forbid abortion. This is more interpretation of when life begins
than a specific commandment.
> * One thing Jesus seems to consistently rail against is divorce, but I
> don't see many Christian Biblical literalists calling for prohibiting
> divorce. (Of course, I'm assuming here that there was a Jesus and that the
> New Testament is accurate in regard to this part of his views. I think
> it's highly questionable that there ever was Jesus -- much less that the
> New Testament is an accurate record of his views, life, and deeds.)
This makes it even more fun to read Mark 10:4-5, which seems to have Jesus
admitting that Moses wrote an Old Testament commandment because the people
wanted it, not because it was actually a command from god.
Harvey Newstrom <www.HarveyNewstrom.com>
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