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I would like to compile a list of quotes from overrated religious leaders that highlight their ignorance and hateful theologies, any help?
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Yes, Luther had a near uncontrollable hatred of the Jews for killing his Christ who also was a Jew. It makes perfect sense when you get into it. Without a murdered Jesus you have no salvation, and this way you can have alternate good and bad tears on Good Friday. You cry back and forth and just cannot make up your mind.
Then you have the resurrected Jesus who was totally unrecognizable to people and was preached that way to people into the 1800's. Even so, he had a perfectly glorified body and the holes in his hands will never heal up. Should I say "poor Jesus" or poor believers?
Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God.
I will admit that I did 30 years of that Lutheran, Missouri synod, thing.
Since leaving it, I will say that I think Luther, was a sadomasochistic who flogged himself for his imagined "sins" against his imaginary sky fairy and that he may have been right about the massive corruption in the Catholic church (he posted his 95 theses on the church door) but he was bonkers.
I also think the conservative / literalistic members of the Lutheran synods would tell him to get away from them because of the many problems he had with the Bible.
Ruth, did they mention Luther's near-uncontrolled hatred for the Jews?
Funny they never mentioned this in the two years I studied religion as a teenager in the Lutheran Church. Yuck!
I'm glad you mentioned Martin Luther. Many don't know it, but he used to pass gas at the devil. He would do this and say "here, devil. I blow you a little kiss."
With your quotes here of Martin Luther, we have no reason to believe him or any other person of faith as far as I'm concerned. Many want to claim that Edison and Darwin alike recanted and turned back to "faith" on their deathbeds. Not only is this a daydream of the church, it's also a bald face lie!
If you want hateful quotes from religious leaders, here's a clue: wait for them to open their mouths. Whether it's Ratzinger or Bergoglio or Robertson or Hagee or Haggard, believe me, they will oblige you so fast you'll wonder at the speed of it.
Yes Loren, I had those quote bookmarked but I probably got them from you originally. This time however, I don't want to focus on Martin Luther solely. Any overrated religious hack will do.
Been there, done that.
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