Werner said: "Just stating baldly "This is what I believe about religion and philosophy and why" very often comes across to those with different beliefs as challenging/threatening, even if it isn't meant that way!
There is nothing so reprehensible, in my opinion, than for someone to shout at another human being that he or she is going to hell because of his or her behavior: it performs no service whatsoever except to appear self-righteous, an act worthy of condemnation in itself. In its kindest guise, it is akin to expecting that a serial killer would reform after being read the 10 commandments.
Rhonda wrote:Even when I was young, I realized that Good Friday, the day we commemorate Christ's crucifixion, was not 3 days away from Easter Sunday. It becomes complicated because the Hebrew day begins at sundown and goes through the next entire day until sundown. However, the day of the resurrection is clearly given (Matt. 28:1.) Counting back from this, "three days and three nights" (Matt. 12:40) is the day of the burial, which must have been before sunset, on the 14th of Nisan; i.e. before our Wednesday sunset.I am still confused on the "third day" regardless of which way I count so I ask for your patience: Doesn't counting back take us to Thursday night? And if the Passover is on a Sabbath Day, wouldn't it have begun on a Friday at sundown?
I am still confused on the "third day" regardless of which way I count so I ask for your patience: Doesn't counting back take us to Thursday night? And if the Passover is on a Sabbath Day, wouldn't it have begun on a Friday at sundown?
Rhonda wrote:I am not suspicious of fear nearly as much as I am suspicious of the men and women who employ fear as a means to create doubt in one another unjustly. To do so is consciously iniquitous, even when it is done for ostensibly good reasons.
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