Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (57) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: TVKFool Big red star, 1000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 22625  
Subject: Re: Saul/Paul, & the invention of Christianity Date: 11/15/2006 10:18 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 0
I don't know. I thought Hellfire and Brimstone preachers were all about right and wrong - what to do and what not to do. I don't know if it's all scripturally based and I know the disagreements among various denominations are legion but the "hippie view" of how Christianity is is not what I really see here in South Carolina. Or what I used to see when I lived around more Catholics.

Well I think christianity has split into many different denominations with different view. I talked to a guy not too long ago that told me that whether I go to heaven or hell is predetermined at birth, and that it's that predetermination that influences my actions and makes me a good or a bad person.
That to me is nothing like what I read in the bible, but a large chunk of people believe it nonetheless.

Atonement though is a big part of christianity (judaism too i think) so you can make up for your sins..at least in catholicsm.
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (57) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

Post of the Day:
Value Hounds

Medallion Financial: TAXI!
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement