[ExI] Religions and violence

Sen Yamamoto sen.otaku at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 12 17:33:57 UTC 2010

But if Jesus didn't annul the old commandments, why do christians eat
bacon? Or wear cotton-flaxseed blend?

On 8/12/10, Henrique Moraes Machado (CI) <cetico.iconoclasta at gmail.com> wrote:
> <Max More>
> As I understand it, Jesus brought a new dispensation, rendering the
> moral imperatives in the barbaric Old Testament obsolete.
> </Max More>
> Not really...
> http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/mt/5.html
> >From which I quote:
> "5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not
> come to destroy, but to fulfil."
> "5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one
> tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled."
> "5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and
> shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven:
> but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the
> kingdom of heaven"
> And there's also...
> http://www.greatcom.org/resources/reasons_skeptics/ch_06/default.htm
> >From which I quote:
> "Jesus believed that the Old Testament was divinely inspired, the veritable
> Word of God. He said, "The Scripture cannot be broken" (John 10:35). He
> referred to Scripture as "the commandment of God" (Matthew 15:3) and as the
> "Word of God" (Matthew 15:6). He also indicated that it was indestructible:
> "Until Heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall
> pass away from the law, until all is accomplished" (Matthew 5:18). Notice
> that he mentions even the words and letters!"
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