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Discussion in 'All Other Discussions' started by Crabtownboy, Jan 22, 2015.
Merton is right on .................
CTB- Does that include those still in the womb?
Of course, as well as those in need, those who are ill, those who are hungry, those who are in jail .... it is everyone, black, white and ever shade between.
does that mean that you cant defend yourself when your being attacked & threatened? In other words, can you love your enemy but still preserve your life if attacked?
What does Christ say on this issue?
You have shown plenty of times that it doesn't matter what Christ said.
Why don't you answer the question ?
Would a man that loved his family, the way Christ told us, allow any of them to be victimized ? Yes, or no ?
You won't answer. I'm wasting my time.
That quote in the OP sounds nice - but is it Biblical?
Paul tells us in 2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat."
If I truly love someone - I will insist they follow Biblical standards. Just as God would insist.
Salty, I do not know of any place in the Bible that puts in your qualifier. Also I cannot remember anywhere that Christ made such a statement.
Please enlighten me.
So your answer is Paul's writing cannot be the inspired word of God.
An observation, not a question.
When you deny Paul's writings, you can pretty much make up your own version of christianity, and claim it's new insights from God hisself.
You can also duck a lot of hard questions.
He has a low view of scripture in the vein of Ralph Elliot.
Like Crabtownboy, Thomas Meron tried to mingle Buddhism with Christianity, and seek to reconcile the two. He quotes the founder of zen, Chan Bodhidharma several times in his book, Mystics and Zen Masters.
(The) "real way to study Zen is to penetrate the outer shell and taste the inner kernel which cannot be defined. Then one realizes in oneself the reality which is being talked about" (13). He calls his reader to enter deeply into Zen in order to discover a certain reality. In essence, he calls his reader to do what he did, to turn his gaze eastward to Daoism and its Zen descendant. When asked if he felt that "turning away from traditional Christianity toward the East" would cause "an eventual turning back to a different form of Christianity, one that might even be more genuine," Merton replied, "Yes, I think so" (Thomas Merton: Preview of the Asian Journey, 53-54).
He has too. The Bible is not reliable to them.