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Subject: Re: Christianized Medicine Date: 7/25/2007 10:23 AM
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Agreed that the prohibition against dancing is a silly rule. I'm not sure that it comes from where you say it does, but I don't see any biblical reason that dancing is wrong.

All religion is clearly not about "suffering" and "enduring"; for one thing, there's clearly a good amount of joy:

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Romans 12:15

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, Philippians 1:18

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Philippians 4:4


This is not to say that there is no patience or suffering, in fact the Bible says to expect it. It is a typical mischaracterization (by both believers and non-believers) to say that religion is all about suffering, or to say that there is no suffering at all (the prosperity doctrine, etc). The truth is somewhere in the middle.

About the commandments -- Exodus 20 and Exodus 34 have two different sets. But they don't disagree with eachother, they compliment eachother.
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