Want Some Answers ???Introduction
The Sunday Star Times article. Why is this paper so anti-Christian?
Finlay MacDonald, your "resolutions for the people who really need them".
Seems to me, you should know what you are talking about before advising 'pastors' and 'preachers' what to do. You say I should,
>>Resolve to study the actual teachings of that fellow Christ, rather then take the superstitious mistranslated hellfire of the Old Testament literally….<<
Did you know "that fellow Christ" called it "never-ending-fire"? (Mt.3:12) He said, better to mutilate yourself than be "thrown into hell" (Mt.5:29) calling it a place of "weeping and gnashing of teeth" (Mt.13:42). Sounds like "that fellow Christ" took "hell" seriously. Unlike you who don't seem to even know the "actual teachings" of Christ. He spoke more about the subject of hell than all the other bible writers.
Don't worry about a 'mistranslated' Old Testament. Why not 'resolve to study' it yourself, and you won't need to pretend to be an authority. What's "superstitious" about these verses? Deut. 32:22 Job 31:12 26:6 Isa.14:9, 15, Ez.32:21 Amos 9:2 Psa.9:17. You say,
>>Resolve to stop obsessing about homosexuality, sodomy and other fake abominations - and if you can't, resolve to resist calling such things "unnatural", since Nature is really not something you appear to understand.<<
Since when has two men having a sexual relationship become "natural"? "Nature" has always shown men and women are made for each other. Did you know those who "study" the bible get that word "unnatural" from the Bible?
"God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones…the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion…. God gave them over to a depraved mind….Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them" (Rom 1:26-32 NIV).
It appears the bible "is really not something you appear to understand". If I am not to take the bible 'literally', there are no higher ideals and 'resolutions' make. No ultimate standards, and nothing really wrong or right.
(No reply yet, although its been 4-5 years it was promised)