Originally Posted by K2Jelly
You seem to think I was aiming that entirely at you - I wasn't - I was talking about why Christians, or some, are reacted to the way they are. I was taught that above all else, we must learn to live amongst those whose beliefs differ and agree to disagree - if it's an opinion, then that can't be wrong. And it is wrong to judge.
I know the Bible inside out and like the back of my hand - I know full well what it contains. I focused on a particular quote as it is always utilised when it concerns this issue.
It means what we interpret it to mean - protestants and catholics interpret the Bible differently, hence denominations. What you think it means and what I think it means may be entirely different. So we can't say - that is exactly what it says, as it is ambiguous in it's meaning to differing people. That's the ambiguous nature.
I'm not saying your beliefs are wrong, merely that I believe differently and someone else will see it entirely differently to us - we can't and we shouldn't say they are wrong - what is the point of fighting for freedom of speech otherwise?
Although I believe the Bible to be based on truths, in essence it is a book written by many people that none of us alive today ever met - if we live our lives by what may and may not have been said and dictated to us, we marginalise our lives - I keep an open mind whilst maintaining my beliefs.
That's my view - and at no point was I bashing yours - merely pointing out other view points and perspective on the same issue.