8966Re: Reading the bible
- Jan 11, 2004Hi Stephen,
Thank you for your response. Agreeing with what you are saying.
Not having been brought up with Christianity: What amazes me is how
busy-busy the later "winning" orthodoxy must have been
with "bastling" St.Paul's gospel and that of the "Jerusalem-group"
together to some "unity"...
AND: That they must have been rather satisfied with the results of
their "bastle-work", taking into account the succes in the next
To tell you something: I'm really grateful that I'm reading those
Letters for the first time.
And already it's more then clear to me that we are dealing here with
two totally-different mentalities.
Have a nice Sunday!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Stephen" <stephen@m...> wrote:
> >About one year ago, and "by accident" I saw myself being confronted
> >with aspects of orthodox-christian-religion and felt "obliged" in
> >some way to seriously read the Paulinic-Letters and the Gospels.
> Yes, there are few things more shocking to orthodox faith than to
> read the bible intelegently. No wonder the Catholic church tried
> long to only have it read out in Latin so that the congregation
> understand it. And of all the books in the bible the most shocking
> the earliest - the letters of Paul.
> It is amusing that that the fundamentalist Christians think so
> Paul. Can they not read? Do they not realise that Paul is talking
> religion that is utterly different from theirs? I wonder what they
> Paul telling us that the Law has been repealed and that the
> Christian has complete freedom from judgement? What do they think
> warns us against the angels, tells us that we should one day judge
> angels and talks about being baptised for the dead? And then there
> mysteries intended only for the perfected or Paul's description of
> experience of the resurrection as a miscarriage or Paul listing the
> as a separate group from the apostles. The more you read it, the
> it appears. Except that it's not weird at all - it's just nothing
> Christianity we have all been taught.
> Was Christianity founded by a woman?
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