As I work in translation, I am surprised by the latitude the Christian Church has allowed for English translations from the Hebrew and the Greek.
Dear Gillian I think the point you are missing (either deliberately or innocently), is the dynamics of the ‘no hypothesis’ which is the cornerstone of
The error in theology is this: whereas the monastics perform a selfless and voluntary labour (copying their saviour) within a serene setting where everything is
Although the Church of Almighty God Cult has its roots within modern China (probably influenced by outside counter-revolutionary forces), and since its nationwide banning for
Thich Quang Duc’s action produced a mind altering paradigm shift throughout the world that is still being discussed today. He demonstrated the power of Buddhist mind control during a very painful death – whereas no Christian believers (beyond the realms of imagination, superstition, or the paranormal) have managed to rise from the dead.
Oliver Cromwell was a very civilised, intelligent and progressive individual. He was also a devout Christian. Why, then, did he agree to ‘ban’ Christmas? He carried out this progressive measure because he thought that it was a great evil for the State to ‘enforce’ a religious celebration upon its citizens. As a consequence, Cromwell oversaw the legislation that ‘banned’ the State sanctioning of a national holiday that had, in his and many other Christian’s eye, no connection with legitimate Christian practice.