Orogogus wrote on May 26, 2017, 21:35:
I don't see how that supports your argument.
In reference to Agent-Zero, it doesn't. There's a clear distinction between true Christianity (1%) and the fake forms of it (99%). It's not hard to identify the 99% because virtually all are sects of Roman Catholicism. It's pretty telling when many were reluctant to accept the Nicene Creed issued at the Council of Nicaea in 325. As Britannica states
, "[incorporating] the nonscriptural word homoousios (“of one substance”) into a creed (the Nicene Creed) to signify the absolute equality of the Son with the Father." That was the catalyst for the Trinity doctrine; nearly 300 years after the last apostle died. They even tried to establish a date for Easter; a then pagan festival in honor to the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring and fertility (the rabbit is the most recognized symbol for this). Many were opposed to the Nicene Creed and began to voice their opposition to it. Do you know how this was resolved? By killing the priests and religious leaders who didn't agree and went along. It was forced submission to the rule of the doctrine these men fabricated outside the scriptures and Jesus teachings.
By about the 7th century Christianity had become one of the most violent religions in the world. The only reason Muhammad began his quest to create a new religion was a direct result of the hypocrisy he saw in both Judaism and Christianity. Had Christianity remained faithful to the original teachings of Christ and those found within the scriptures, I'm pretty sure Islam wouldn't exist today; nothing to speak of the hundreds, if not, thousands of Christian sects today.
The core tenets of Christendom today are based on human-made creations: Trinity, hellfire, Easter, Christmas, and so forth. None of that was found in Jesus' teachings or the Bible.
In addressing the scribes and Pharisees of his day (much like the religious leaders today) Jesus scolded them with, "you have made the word of God invalid because of your tradition." (Matthew 15:6)
That's the form of Christianity many hate. It is also the form of Christianity that I hate.
"What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it is almost impossible to eradicate."