Danger: Man at work

York Press: . .

CHRISTMAS is a special time and I recently bought a DVD of the 1977 film series Jesus Of Nazareth, with Robert Powell in the lead role.

This had an impact on me at the time as it coincided with the death of someone very close and I felt a spiritual connection.

In the 1990s, I happened to go to the most holiest of places in The Bible with a former Archbishop of York and it is very special to visit the birthplace of Jesus and the tranquillity at the Sea of Galilee.

I look at the world now and feel despair by so much of the troubles and suffering taking place. We are supposed to be made in the image of God, but why is man the most dangerous and destructive creature. Surely, He has designed us badly when all we seem to have done since time began is kill each other?

It just seems that the men with power and aggression have always ruled this earth and the meek are trodden underfoot and have a miserable existence. Why, when we have so much wonder on earth, does man still keep making the same old unforgiveable mistakes?

I wonder if it’s time for someone to pay us a visit again?

Keith Massey Mill Lane, York

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1:28am Sun 22 Dec 13

MarkyMarkMark says...

Or perhaps just listen and act on what He said last time!
Or perhaps just listen and act on what He said last time! MarkyMarkMark

9:25pm Sun 22 Dec 13

Pinza-C55 says...

Well according to the bible "god", amongst many other atrocities, killed all the firstborn children in Egypt, instructed the Jews (via Moses) to kill all of the Midianites except for young virgin women (to be kept for sex slaves) and killed every living thing by drowning it in a flood.
It says gays, unruly children, people who eat shellfish or work on the sabbath should be stoned to death, and it endorses slavery.
Furthermore there is not a single piece of extra-biblical evidence by a contemporary ( someone who lived at the same time) to show that jesus even existed.
So, if men are brutal to each other they are merely following the example of the bible.
Well according to the bible "god", amongst many other atrocities, killed all the firstborn children in Egypt, instructed the Jews (via Moses) to kill all of the Midianites except for young virgin women (to be kept for sex slaves) and killed every living thing by drowning it in a flood. It says gays, unruly children, people who eat shellfish or work on the sabbath should be stoned to death, and it endorses slavery. Furthermore there is not a single piece of extra-biblical evidence by a contemporary ( someone who lived at the same time) to show that jesus even existed. So, if men are brutal to each other they are merely following the example of the bible. Pinza-C55

10:48am Mon 23 Dec 13

old_geezer says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
Well according to the bible "god", amongst many other atrocities, killed all the firstborn children in Egypt, instructed the Jews (via Moses) to kill all of the Midianites except for young virgin women (to be kept for sex slaves) and killed every living thing by drowning it in a flood.
It says gays, unruly children, people who eat shellfish or work on the sabbath should be stoned to death, and it endorses slavery.
Furthermore there is not a single piece of extra-biblical evidence by a contemporary ( someone who lived at the same time) to show that jesus even existed.
So, if men are brutal to each other they are merely following the example of the bible.
We're just a bunch of squabbling jumped-up apes; that's why human history is written in blood. If there were no religion, there would still be the same amount of greed, cruelty and suffering. (I speak as an atheist)
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: Well according to the bible "god", amongst many other atrocities, killed all the firstborn children in Egypt, instructed the Jews (via Moses) to kill all of the Midianites except for young virgin women (to be kept for sex slaves) and killed every living thing by drowning it in a flood. It says gays, unruly children, people who eat shellfish or work on the sabbath should be stoned to death, and it endorses slavery. Furthermore there is not a single piece of extra-biblical evidence by a contemporary ( someone who lived at the same time) to show that jesus even existed. So, if men are brutal to each other they are merely following the example of the bible.[/p][/quote]We're just a bunch of squabbling jumped-up apes; that's why human history is written in blood. If there were no religion, there would still be the same amount of greed, cruelty and suffering. (I speak as an atheist) old_geezer

7:27pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Pinza-C55 says...

"If there were no religion, there would still be the same amount of greed, cruelty and suffering."
I have heard that argument many times and it never gets any more convincing.
Its true that at a governmental level countries would still find reasons for wars but in Nigeria for instance where people have been killing their own children because the bible says "not to suffer witches to live" there would be one less reason for murder.
"If there were no religion, there would still be the same amount of greed, cruelty and suffering." I have heard that argument many times and it never gets any more convincing. Its true that at a governmental level countries would still find reasons for wars but in Nigeria for instance where people have been killing their own children because the bible says "not to suffer witches to live" there would be one less reason for murder. Pinza-C55

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