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The Bible Always Gets A Pass [Pic]

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The Bible Always Gets A Pass [Pic]. And you wonder why they call it the good book...
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Hits: 22885 | Favorites: 5 | Emailed: 1 | Rating: 2.8 | Category: Misc. | Date: 05/21/2011
 
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wheresmyskul
Male, 40-49, Western US
 248 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 2:25:57 PM
The creator of this cartoon obviously does not know what the Bible says about "gays, blacks and Jews". But I'm not surprised.

Satkela
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 586 Posts
Monday, May 23, 2011 11:44:33 AM
This post was stupid. But Gerrys comment made me giggle.

LunaticB83
Male, 18-29, Europe
 25 Posts
Monday, May 23, 2011 10:34:38 AM
hahahahahaha love it!

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11547 Posts
Monday, May 23, 2011 7:40:32 AM
CrakrJak was probably referring to the Byzantine empire, which did go to war with Arabs and Turks who were Muslims. Religion was part of it, kicked off by the massive expansion of Islam by war and conquest. Only part of it, though - the Arabs attacked the Byzantine empire (and everywhere else within range) and that would have caused a war regardless of their motives for attacking.

Although it did start off as the eastern part of the Roman empire, the Byzantine empire was seperate from the beginning and continued diverging. It didn't even have the same main language (Greek was the main language in the Byzantine empire).

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11547 Posts
Monday, May 23, 2011 5:20:45 AM
Interestingly, some Romans at the time blamed Christianity for the fall of Rome.

There are secular and theological arguments for that.

Secular:

A key part of the Roman empire was the loyalty of citizens to the state. Some key work that enabled the empire to function was done by wealthy Romans as their service to the state. Christianity ended that loyalty because people were required to be loyal to the church, not the state.

Religious:

The city of Rome was sacred to their gods. The extraordinary rise of Rome from a small farming community to a multi-continent empire ruling 20% of all people (and that's a conservative estimate) was attributed to the favour of the gods. If Rome turned away from the gods, it would fall. It did turn away from the gods and it did fall soon afterwards.

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