Are chocolate bunnies demonically dragging children to Hell? I doubt it. But just maybe they might be a reason for people to think that egg laying rabbits are part of the resurrection fairy tale. People have been hacking at it for years. They say Jesus isn't the first of His type in religion and list many similar stories. As I examine these stories various things begin to unravel though. They say that Jesus shares a birthday with other gods and heroes. We don't even know when His birthday is, but to facilitate conversion... They say He died on the equinox. We don't know that, but it's interesting that the early church used a lunar calendar because all they knew about the date of His crucifixion was from another lunar calendar the Jews were using. They say Pan was crucified a few centuries before. They even use a Pan on the cross artifact. The artifact is fake. Greeks didn't use crosses. They simply tied your hands over your head and left you to dangle when you got tired. Another claim is that Jesus is the new Horus. A lot of modern word play comes along with that one. There was a repectable archaeologist who claimed that whatever happened, there was no stone rolled away from the tomb because Jesus was too poor. Remember Joseph of Arimathea? Well people aren't named like that and things don't happen that way, he says.
So, after all this, why would I believe in the Resurrection? Because too many people died based on eyewitness testimony. Even today, I've seen movements come and go while they claim they know somebody who saw the impossible.
Something happened. It changed the world.
Crucifixion is an extremely slow and painful death. People last for days if they're healthy and just left there. According to some scientists Jesus probably died of heart failure as the strain of fighting slow suffocation proved too much for his partly flayed body.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God in the Flesh and died completely innocent of all sin to pay for all our sins. It's a free gift but you must accept it in good faith with God. Read the Gospel for details.
It doesn't take a Christian to see the flaw in her statement. Sadly, Christians have been singing in her choir for decades! For those of you who wonder why I might have a problem with that, it's because Christians are being taught the very sort of thing Jesus preached against. He said DON'T do your good deeds for the world to see. When you give alms don't let your left hand is doing. He also speaks about prayer and fasting in the same manner. He says, "Don't do as the hypocrites do to be seen by men... They have their reward. What you do, do it in secret and your Hevenly Father who see you in secret will reward you."
Does your church teach you to be a hypocrite?
According to science, there have never been snakes native to Ireland. My guess is that the story of his driving the snakes out of Ireland is a later embellishment of some historical metaphor.
The three leaf clover story is probably true. Not many people can understand the Trinity so well without help.
Some people drink green beer as an affinity for Ireland, but green beer meant using spring time ingredients that hadn't ripened. This ties in with St. Patrick because his feast day comes about the same time this type of brewing was done, and people like to drink alcohol. It's fairly normal in old world societies.
Leprechauns, four leaf clover, etc. are simply embellishment of the religions that St. Patrick was competing with. They became folk tales once people became Christian.
I thought so. I wasn't sure.
i don't know how u automatically were listed as a member... f.p or Recent visitors
I recall that I was invited to join your club. When I visited, it looked as though I was listed as a member! What is this "fingerprint" you mention?
thank you for leaving a ''fingerprint'' on my page :) it's an honor to be invited to join your weblogs!
Next Year I Resolve To:
- Quit drinking and smoking.
- Start drinking and smoking.
- Try a little kindness.
- Pay off all debts.
- Change my name and disappear.
- Get closer to God.
Total: 3 votes