6 months ago
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  • 6 months ago

    In at least some respects, definitely. Jesus and the apostles still followed many of the traditional Jewish practices that the later church no longer follows. The Sabbath meal is a good example.

    • 6 months ago

      I agree, but I also agree that the bible (and every other religion, speaking generally) is not the divinely inspired word of any "god" in any way that he/she/it would be able to be described to a human being in a way they could ever hope to comprehend. This isn't to say that there are not good anecdotal lessons that can be learned from the bible, nor is it to say that Jesus was not a good person or a good teacher as he is written about in the bible. However, the same could be said for the Harry Potter books, using Dumbledore instead of Jesus, and when you have people trying to base laws and legal policy on a set of stories and fables that, while yes, they might have good lessons occasionally, are only able to be empirically proved by man as that, stories and fables, I take issue with that.