- Abraham is considered to be the first Jew, because he was kicked out of the house.
How to think of the believers in the ersatz Rapture? I feel sorry for them, but only a little bit. They’re adults and entitled to make ridiculous spiritual choices. I’ve made a few of those myself.
Ridicule? It’s so very hard not to. And there are, of course, serious things going on all the time that actually require our attention and efforts; the tornado in Joplin MO is the first thing that comes to mind.
What I am left with, though, is worry for those whose lives were damaged by the people who believed in the nonsense rapture: the children of those people who spent their college funds on billboard signs, the mother who didn’t make plans for the baby she is about to have and whom she thought she would never see.
I wish there was a way to hold people responsible when their idiocy damages others.
Well, nothing’s happening here in Ohio yet.
A major objection I have always had about Christianity and Catholicism is their constant attempts to shove their beliefs down the throats of those who believe otherwise. In the following, it’s blatantly obvious that the bishops were taking advantage of a good-faith effort by Jewish leaders.
NEW YORK – Major Jewish groups and rabbis from the three largest branches of American Judaism said Thursday that their relationship with Roman Catholic leaders is at risk because of a recent U.S. bishops’ statement on salvation.
Jewish groups said they interpret the new document to mean that the bishops view interfaith dialogue as a chance to invite Jews to become Catholic. The Jewish leaders said they “pose no objection” to Christians sharing their faith, but said dialogue with Jews becomes “untenable” if the goal is to persuade Jews to accept Christ as their savior.