Scriptures Perverted and Commandments Considered
♠ Hey, a nekkid girlies link? Oh! Oh noooes! Old and saggy leftie butts! (NTTAWWT) I was confused. I thought I was reading Ace of Spades. :D
♦ Not entirely off-topic-- one of my peeves (do peeves always have to be pets?) is scripture abuse by some ignorant ad copy writer. How do they get all the way to the billboard without somebody wondering, 'hey, do you suppose some folks might take offense if we promote our new sugar-free soda with the slogan "I am the weigh, the youth, and the lite"?'
♣ Your response to The Atheist, I 'spect you know, would fall on deaf ears. Arguments from theology simply are not going to register with the a-theological because the basic premise is not agreed upon. Y'can't talk math if folks won't agree to start with a=a.
♥ I'm not a scriptural scholar, although I sometimes play one on the Interwebz, but my understanding is that a more appropriate translation of the commandment would be do no murder, rather than killing. Murder reflects perverse motivations -- unearned gain, lust, revenge. Killing may be always awful, yet justifiable, in defense of self, others, groups as in the nation. And of course as this sometimes involves those who lay down their lives in defense of others, there is no greater love than that, somebody sorta once said.
Not only did I somehow end up talking to myself in this month-old thread, I saw that my last point had been made by Chrissy days earlier. This is what I get for reading the blog backward.