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Alright, now I've taken note to memorize and familiarize myself with every prolific and influential writer and critic of the 20th century. Seeing as that sounds horrendously opinionated, this could take me a while. Still, I don't necessarily feel like I should've known who he was, as anyone could say that about a writer/critic.
Funny, I didn't realize you were capable of distinguishing what I may, or may not have selectively listened to. So unless you would like to actually say something to prove that what I heard isn't what I should have perceived through listening, I'll continue to insist that I listened quite well. So please, enlighten me.
I'm asking, and am actually open to what I may have ignored or misinterpreted, and given my lack of knowledge on this particular person--not quite in a place to refute what you may say either. Yet, you still presume I "conveniently ignore the context of his words." I don't understand why you're so adamant not to share. I can only make the educated guess that you have no idea what you're talking about.
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yeah because taking a small portion out of context and commenting on it is just "poking fun"
the guy is 100% american, a society which is steeped in christian "culture" so naturally he's more likely to talk about yhvh instead of vishnu
Well then, just like most pre-conceived notions Americans have, he must then be completely wrong about the fundamental basics of Christianity.
Christianity is all recognizing your faults, and being careful about what you do. Christianity is all about recognizing your actions, that you are at fault, that you are a vile, wretched creature that has fallen short of the glory of God, and that you need Christ to redeem you and cleanse you of your filthy unrighteousness. Christianity is all about holding yourself accountable to God and to your Christian brothers and sisters. Christianity is all about watching your actions, and the things you say, and do, and being careful not to hurt people with them.
Christianity is all about recognizing your actions, that you are at fault, that you are a vile, wretched creature that has fallen short of the glory of God, and that you need Christ to redeem you and cleanse you of your filthy unrighteousness.
pretty sure you just described calvinism which is just a quasi-nihilism
This is why I'm Muslim
I pray because God tells me to. Out of respect and love. I do ask for forgiveness afterwards. It's more of a state of meditation then anything else, a test as well.
I reject the idea humans are born "poor sinners" as you might say, especially due to some supposed mistake that was forgiven millions of years ago
That's irrational, we believe God forgave them. They made a mistake. If you forgive someone, it doesn't mean:
"...and all these years later, I still haven't gotten over that one."
Besides, if how can human nature possibly be hereditary in this context? We believe humans are born neither good nor bad. Just equal
Well obviously God forgave them, but you don't still believe that humanity sins?
Then why do you ask for forgiveness? What have you done wrong if you don't sin?