Posted by Stella from ? (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 1:23PM :
with Assyrians who identify themselves ardently as Assyrian=Christian? The problem is their whole perception of Christianity itself. They place value on the authority rather than the content of their religion. It's right and good because the Bible says so, or because the popes say so. Forget whether the content makes sense or not.
The general beliefs of these Assyrians who have made the word Assyrian synonmous with Christian sound absolutely incredible to anyone who can think for themselves. Eternal damnation for those who don't believe in Christ?!? Come on now. There's clearly a separation of faith and logic when thinking that way. You get events like the holocaust when thinking that way. Germany considered itself a Christian state, believers of Jesus Christ. Yet they savagely took away the lives of millions of people who were also creations of God. Their perception of Christianity was not rational: Believe in Christ, but go completely against his teachings of radical compassion and love.
That's exactly how these radical Assyrian Christians are thinking. They preach their faith in Christ but with that same tongue they will damn an Assyrian Muslim to the fiery depths of hell. Way to be consistant.
DISCLAIMER: I don't claim to know everything about Christianity. This is just my opinion. Let's hear yours.
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