I’m sorry,orniter, I was under the impression you are a christian, and were opposed to man-erected religion…as Jesus was. Guess I’m batting zeros today. Forgive me.
I forgive you completely. Again, as I’ve said in my previous posts, it’s best to consider beliefs based upon their own merit rather than based upon who believes in them. If we can refrain from making assumptions about each other we can focus on our arguments and reasoning rather than our personal conflicts. It makes me glad to find people like you that are more concerned with the intent of Christ’s message than the institutions set up to interpret that message. I really, honestly think that’s a fantastic thing. I hold truth to a higher standard than people and personal beliefs, however, and there are many people that I support and befriend even though I completely disagree with them. That being said, can you address my original points now?