Oh wotever. There's a lot of sense in the bible. But there are two bibles: old testament and new testament. Old testament is all hellfire and brimstone, new testament is all trippy hippy crap. Except it isn't because there's overlap. There's hippy crap in the old testament and hellfire and brimstone in the new testament. Christians have confused this with meaning they can pick and choose between the two to make a point.
If I may summarise, and I welcome contradictions on this, the old testament is basically jealous god, do as I say not as I do, eye for an eye and dont let the bastards grind you down, while the new testament is more love thy neighbour, loving god, turn the other cheek and make peace not war.
Based on this I can fully understand the Middle East situation but I'm still baffled why the largest Christian country in the world is the way it is, thusly I must declare the old testament the winner. Better luck next universe.
(and this is all besides the point that so-called Christians come on here acting all judgemental when they should be loving their enemies and letting them get on with it. There was one example of Jesus going against his philosophy and he angsted about it like an emo chick who overfed her cat to death. Read the fucking bible and learn what it says but pick a testament. Old testament is for those of the Jewish faith, new testament is for those of the Christian faith. The only example the old testament provides for those of the Christian faith is that which has to be corrected in the new faith. As those of the Jewish faith do not recognise Jesus as the messiah his opinion on their faith is irrelevent so they can go on doing that thing they do, and good luck to them. It's clearly working out great.)
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