Honesty, smells, Hitler, and spoons

Scripture presents the correct scent. Always. God’s word tells us all about great swelling words, fair speeches, ministers of righteousness, and many antichrists. The truly alert can smell truth and can distinguish roses from sewers.

In a recent thread, the accusation was made that Christianity was responsible for the death of 6 million Jews. Doncha tire of this blatant attempt to cast God’s word as weak, and God’s people as evil? Image result for spoons

Key word there: accusation. It is one thing to accuse someone, it is quite another thing to accuse someone falsely. A man busted for speeding his auto admitted to his crime and therefore stood rightly accused. Another man was accused of killing his neighbor; meanwhile he was 10,000 miles away at the time of the crime. He was acquitted of course, as he was falsely accused.  Accusations are a dime a dozen, and false accusations are even more expensive, especially when good reputations are slandered.

I submit that Christianity is accused for many things, yet is not responsible for killing one person, the same way a common spoon is blameless for gluttony. Go ahead and blame the spoon all you want.  A little honesty maybe?

Some will say Christianity was responsible for the stoning and death of Stephen. Uh, no, it was the reaction of men whose hearts were exposed to the truth of God. It was Stephen who exhibited Christian virtue when He asked God to forgive they who were snuffing out his life. How about some honesty?

Christianity promotes life, goodness, favour, benevolence, forgiveness, patience, self-control, virtue, and a respect for life. Ever read where God says murderers do not have eternal life abiding in them?

And no, I am not talking about wars, but Christians are not terrorists who walk around exploding bombs upon the innocent, or cutting heads off decent people. Or placing people in ovens. Christianity is not spelled H.i. t. l. e. r. much to the chagrin of fools.

Cry all you want about how many speeches Hitler gave citing God, love, truth, the church, on and on and on, but guess what? By their fruits ye shall know them. Rotten tomatoes do not fall from blueberry bushes. Ah yes, the lessons of nature.

Paul the apostle that blueberry sprout never killed a man.  You can rest assured, Hitler was no Paul.

And remember Christ Himself: Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.  As I said, benevolence, favour, forgiveness.

Where was Mr. Hitler’s benevolence and forgiveness toward they who did him no harm? Whose directives was Mr. Hitler following if not the Father of lights?

But indeed, the power to seduce has been alive and well for ages, and they with itching ears are more than willing to fall for those pleasant-sounding lies. ‘Ye are OF’ your father the devil never crossed their minds. Influenced by the antagonist of God Himself? Ha, who  me? Impossible.

Sorry, but not only possible, but very likely, as history recorded.  There will always be the John Hinkley’s of the world, pretending to do God’s bidding. Guess what? God’s bidding carries God’s fingerprints, and those prints are kindness, decency, law-abiding, mercy, patience, respect for life,  and here’s a big one: self-control.

To NOT take the self of another because you have a cause. You think you have a mandate, but your treacherous and murderous ways prove you have been drinking at the well of poisonous water.

Cast aspersion upon people who claim to be ‘religious,’ or christian, who do dastardly things, and you think that somehow God’s word is to blame; You think believers are to blame, and most crass of all, you think God Himself is somehow defective. No, no, and most certainly no.

Making an accusation does not give it legitimacy. Saying Hitler was a Christian does not turn a fish into a turtle. (With apologies to the fish of course.) It is God’s word which defines what and who is Christian. Let’s take a peek.

‘Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.’ Yeah, that was Hitler all right.

‘He that touches you, touches the apple of God’s eye.’ Yeah, Hitler putting the eyes out of Jews was heart warming. Makes you warm and fuzzy all over.

‘The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.  My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.’ Hitler wished the Jews the grace of Christ who He served eh? He ‘loved’ them eh? 

So Mr. Haman, excuse me, Mr. Hitler, because he accused the Jews, his accusations that they were unfit to exist was Christian? He got this order from God or God’s word?

A big fat no. A big fat no way, no how, not yesterday, today, or forever.

Hitler gave speeches and raised his voice. So what. Ever heard Mr. Obama, Ms. Clinton, or Reverend Wright raise their voices? Volume is not a substitution for eloquence. Wise people are not hypnotized by wattage.

Hitler was not eloquent. Hitler was no Christian. Hitler was a wolf who proved it by breaking through and ravishing lives. He actually thought he was doing God a favor. If ANY person thinks Hitler was a believer, I submit here is a person who knows nothing of the grace of God according to the scriptures.

Bastards are a dime a dozen, they with ‘different’ fathers. And if you think for one second that Hitler was following the directives of the grace of God, you just may be a bastard yourself. Just sayin. Fortunately, there is enough grace for bastards, but most are quite happy being their own god and father.

This is what comes to mind when I think of people killing with the revelation of the New Testament: false apostles, antichrists, deceitful workers, doctrines of devils, clouds without water, ungodly speeches preying on people with itching ears, having no natural affection, and having no mercy.

 Yeah, Hitler was full of mercy and good fruit.

But all spoons should immediately be confiscated; they are responsible for heart disease and obesity. Sure, uh huh. And Hitler wasn’t a terrorist. But smell: fair speeches, great swelling words, angels of light.  Honesty demands that Hitler was a devil in disguise.

(And to nip it in the bud, do not send your endless links of Hitler’s speeches trying to prove he was being directed by God Himself. I will not tolerate blatant stupidity posing as conversation, all with a view to planting seeds of devildom on this blog.)

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48 Responses to Honesty, smells, Hitler, and spoons

  1. Jon Darby says:

    Extending your own logic, can I assume that you also think Islam is not responsible for the deaths of people in its name? After all, it would simply seem to be a mere tool in the same manner as the spoon and Christianity.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      No jon. Apples and oranges. Islam commands its followers to kill, and they happily do so. Christianity preaches ‘forgive thy enemies.’

      Biblical Christianity is heads and shoulders apart from all other isms and schisms.

      The word of God is the only book which defines and decides what is genuine. ‘By their fruits ye shall know them.’

      It is self protecting and revealing. There is no other like it; how could there be? as there is only one God.

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      • Jon Darby says:

        yet, levitical law has just as many (actually more) commands to kill unbelievers than the Qur’an does. Granted, the Bible has other commands which Christians say supersede these violent edicts, but the exact same can be said about the Qur’an, and in fact, the vast majority of Muslims will make the same argument you have.

        Again, what is the difference?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          The difference?

          My post isn’t clear about the distinctness of Christianity, where there are zero orders, to kill someone?

          Zero orders. That’s not enough for you?

          And by the way, if you really cared about ‘Levitical law,’ you would know that THAT and THOSE laws were not given to me, nor you, nor the Chinese, the Finns, the Celts, on and on and on.

          Let this sink in. You have no case nor legitimate gripe about God or the scriptures.

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        • Jon Darby says:

          No, I still don’t see a difference.

          Again, in the exact same manner, Muslims will say that the commands to kill infidels are not applicable to them–that they were only applicable to a certain group of people in a certain setting. I understand that you are only holding to a select portion of what the Bible commands. I understand that this is the view of much of mainstream Christianity. My point is that other religions can (and do) use the same logic of weeding out which scriptures are and aren’t applicable. Muslims, for example, will also say they have Zero Orders to kill anyone. Aren’t you essentially using the same arguments they are?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Julie’s answer above is enough.

          Who killed 6 million Jews?
          Who cuts people’s head’s off?

          Not Christians. Case closed.

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        • Jon Darby says:

          Her comment skims over the fact that Hitler absolutely saw what he was doing as an extension of the Church. He may not have agreed with them on a number of things, and he may have gone against them in a power play, but he is on record as saying that he was doing what they had been doing for centuries… only better.

          Yet, leaving Hitler aside because that is such a worn-out argument: there have been innumerable other people killed in the name of Christianity. I predict you will default to the “No True Scotsman” logical fallacy, but I would challenge you defend against those in ANY other way.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          I no more have to defend my views here than a man need to defend the existence of daylight.

          It is that clear.

          But leaving Hitler aside? Uh hello? It’s my premise (as well as the post) that he was a vile human being.

          And by the way, Hitler was one of MANY who tried to eradicate the Jews entirely. Haman ……….Pharaoh ……….Herod……….and all antichrists everywhere.

          And don’t you dare try to compare Christianity with the bastard religions of the world. You will be embarrassed at every comment.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          Jon

          Trying to equate the Koran with the Bible make sense only in one sense. Mohammad apparently wanted to do what he thought was an imitation of Joshua. He wanted a religion that allowed him to pose as a war leader. Joshua, however, did not say what his people wanted to hear. In fact, the Hebrews made reluctant warriors. So the Bible records a string of miracles endorsing Joshua words.

          Mohammad’s warriors did not need any miracles. Mohammad’s inducements to normal, human greed worked well enough.

          So why did God order the Hebrews to remove the Canaanites from the land? The reason is much the same as why He dispersed the Jews and kicked all of us out of the the Garden of Eden. The sins of Canaanites were quite atrocious, and God did not want the Hebrews imitating them. It did not work, of course. What the Old Testament shows is that the Law alone is not enough. Our own works will not and cannot save us.

          I suggest you look at the Old Testament again. Unlike the Koran, there is nothing in the Old Testament that commanded Israel to go to war with the world. In fact, with a few specific exceptions, God commanded His chosen people to treat foreigners with respect.

          Did the Old Testament command severe punishment for sin? Yes. So?

          Those who choose to live by the Law must forgo God’s mercy and grace. After all, they are trying to get into heaven on their own merit, not Jesus’ merit.

          Anyway, if studying the Bible won’t convince you, I can’t. Not my job anyway. It is God’s Word that wins souls.

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  2. It is well documented that Hitler was very much opposed to the Church and Christianity as a whole, especially the Catholic Church. He thought he could at least orchestrate the German Lutheran Church to work in his favor with the the majority of the average German citizen.
    By brining the German Lutheran Church into the Nazi stronghold by naming it the “official” church of the Reich, otherwise known as the Church of the State–he could control the majority of the clergy….or so he thought…but Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Niemöller were just two of the many opponents…
    It was the Catholic Church that actually caused him more angst as he could not corral it. He removed the crucifix from the schools, replacing all crosses or images of Christ with his own image. As he was, in his mind, the “God” of the German people…he believed himself predestined to be the “savior” of the true German race….
    whoever thinks that Hitler is tied to Christianity in any sort of positive fashion or is colluding with the Church is delusional….

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  3. Peter says:

    You might enjoy this video

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    • ColorStorm says:

      @peter

      Tkx for the visit, but no tks as to your vid of ‘humor.’ There is nothing funny about the inference of the ‘bad guys’ and the death camps. If you wish to converse on the merits of the post, feel free.

      Happy holidays too.

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      • Peter says:

        Sorry you did not find the video funny. It had 100 positive votes for each negative vote.

        Following the reformation Germany was influenced especially by the legacy of Martin Luther. He translated the Bible into German, he wrote hymns such as the German Favourite, a Mighty Fortress. He wrote the liturgy used by the German church and in his shorter catechism he developed the instructional guide for children being raised in German churches.

        But it was his anti Jewish rants, late in his life that influenced showed that people who Christian historians see as being used by God could also spread hatred of the Jews. In this regard Luther followed in the tradition of John Chrysostom, the great preacher of the 4/5th century church on Constantinople.

        In later centuries the German monk, Peter the Hermit incited crowds on the way to the Crusades to slaughter whole Jewish communities in the Balkans.

        There was a tradition of anti Jewish hatred that had been fostered by the church through the centuries, I agree that Hitler does not fit the picture of what I would have considered a Christian, but he was neither an atheist. He seems to have been quite mad. But the fact that so many Christians in Germany were prepared to go along with him should be pause for thought.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Maybe you sent the wrong vid?

          Sez you: ‘There was a tradition of anti Jewish hatred that had been fostered by the church…’

          I don’t know of one Christian who hates Jews. You are gobbling a narrative not supported by scripture.

          But you my want to consider WHO it is today who commands their followers to ‘slay the infidels.’ Hint. It’s not Christians, and Hitler was no Christian; I don’t care how many bible verses he quoted.

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        • Peter says:

          ‘I don’t know of one Christian who hates Jews.’
          The Christian attitude to Jews has changed profoundly in the post WW2 period. The establishment of Israel and the linking of this to the Book of Revelation has led to many Christians becoming pro Israel/Jews.

          I am just saying that this differs from the longer term Church tradition.

          As for the Bible, could you honestly read the Gospel of John and not see that the Jews are portrayed there in a very negative light?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Negative light pete? Hello?

          He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.

          That said, who was it that killed Stephen? Clue. It was not Christians, who were themselves fleeing for their lives.

          This post is about false professions. Christians are not murderers, plain and simple.

          If you have any regard for the New Testament, you must agree.

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  4. Tim Shey says:

    Yup, like I always used to say, “people don’t kill people, spoons kill people.”

    Adolf Hitler was demon possessed. Just this morning I was talking with a friend. We were talking about footage of Hitler and his speeches to the German people: the Germans’ eyes were glazed over.

    The same thing with the Beatles: the Beatles were operating under a Satanic anointing. If you look at the footage of Beatles’ concerts, many of the peoples’ eyes were glazed over.

    When Barack Obama was running for President back in 2008, the people he was speaking to at his rallies, their eyes were glazed over.

    (When your eyes are glazed over, there is definitely some Satanic influence in operation.)

    These things are spiritually discerned, so non-spiritual Christians and non-Christians won’t receive this. To put it bluntly, Hitler’s actions helped to destroy Germany; Stalin’s rule helped to destroy Russia; the left-wing in America want to destroy America (Hillary Clinton is also demon possessed). Surrender your life to Jesus and He will bring Light into your darkness.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Agree with ya on the spoons tim. Not too sure about attributing the works of Satan to plain old flesh. Scripture presents him as quite busy in the realm of scripture distorting; hard to imagine the rock concert thing, his time is limited, and his battles are much larger.

      Ms. Clinton? I’m not a big fan, but her ambition alone was her demise, no help needed from Satan. We shouldn’t give him the credit for our own undoings. The music? Eh, many came and went long before them, and truth be told, many ‘glazed eyes’ at Trump rally’s too. 😉

      But Hitler was certainly not the boy scout he is made to be. Extermination of the Jews? Yeah, the devil may have had a hand, a far cry different than the Beatles. just sayin.

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    • Arkenaten says:

      The same thing with the Beatles: the Beatles were operating under a Satanic anointing. If you look at the footage of Beatles’ concerts, many of the peoples’ eyes were glazed over.

      Interesting. I am curious,Tim, has this condition been confirmed by medical professionals?

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  5. Don’t know how I missed reading this one, but well said Colorstorm. The olde Hitler was a Christian argument. Ai iy yi.

    For some reason this reminds me of scene from the Matrix where the little girl is bending spoons with her mind. Than she explains to the audience, “it’s not actually the spoon that bends, but your mind.” It’s a creepy scene but somewhat funny too, because we people are notorious for trying to bend spoons.

    There’s a scene in the bible where the villagers are coming to see the Savior from Nazareth and they stop and think, prophecy says our Savior will be born in Bethlehem, so this is just a hoax. And so they turn around and leave! That passage just drives me crazy. One tiny misunderstanding combined with a bit of pride, and all their conclusions become false.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yeah, what’s up with spoons? 😉

      Imagine though the intoxicating effect on people who put Hitler in the ‘Christian camp……….’ so as to justify an evil God causing people to commit the unheard of.

      Fortunately scripture defines who is and what is the fruit of a believer. But ‘see, look at how Christians act………you all are a bunch or terrorists, striking fear into children, and causing adults nothing but misery.’ Need proof? Sure, just visit the sites of the so called decons, where ‘leaving Christianity’ is a badge of courage. Ha!

      Blaming God for Hitler’s actions is like blaming arithmetic because there are car crashes. Not too smart.

      And that tiny misunderstanding grows into a massive dilemma when sown and watered eh. (but don’t tell me WP has me in your trash bin) lol

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      • There’s a logical conundrum around blaming God for Hitler’s actions. If Hitler represents the depravity of man, than we certainly aren’t worthy to sit in judgement of God Himself. If God does not exist, than Hitler is totally our responsibility, meaning what kind of depraved creatures are we that we did not put a stop to it sooner?

        Alas,all roads lead to the fact that we people are simply unworthy, incapable of understanding all things and the entire nature of God. All we can really know for certain is that without Him, none of us would be here.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Seems kinda odd then, if evolution boasts of so much progress…………….

          One would think that after bazillions of years, godlessness would be fine and dandy.

          So there you go. Hitler is proof of man’s getting it right apart from God. And I’ll sell you the Golden Gate bridge for three nickels and a penny.

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  6. Arkenaten says:

    This post is about false professions. Christians are not murderers, plain and simple.

    If you have any regard for the New Testament, you must agree.

    So what would label Witch Burning and many of the diabolical deeds perpetrated by the Inquisition if not murder; murder by Christians.

    Have you ever Googled the number of atrocities perpetrated by Christians on their own children?

    Many claiming they received instructions directly from the Christian god.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      If you believed the New Testament, then you would agree with the gist of this post, which is clear as day.

      I notice you capitalize Christian.but not God….quite revealing, and this is why you cannot adjudicate fairly as to God and His ways.

      The post here answers all your concerns. I need not clarify which is clear.

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      • Arkenaten says:

        You managed to neatly side step the issue of Witch Burning and the Inquisition.
        So, do you consider these actions to be murder or not?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Sidestep? Ha.

          They need no further comment. Do grapes grow from pine trees? There’s your answer.

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        • Arkenaten says:

          Then answer the question: Do you consider the burning of witches by Christians to be Murder?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          You need to answer your own question:

          What is a Christian, and what is the proof according to the scriptures, as this is the only thing that matters regarding your concern.

          Define a believer properly, and you will understand. Clue: Hitler was no Christian as we have all said here.

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        • Arkenaten says:

          Every individual who has claimed they are a Christian has likely considered themselves to be a Christian.
          Therefore, if you deny such claims then it is you that has to outline specifically what are the criteria for an individual to not only call themselves Christian but to be considered a Christian by all other Christians.
          Basically you have to state what is the definition of a true Christian.

          Once you have done this then you will have the right to deny what the proponents of your religion have done for hundreds if not at least a couple, of thousand years is not murder.

          Until then, I consider your stance fallacious.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          How’s this for starters:

          ‘No murderer hath eternal life abiding in Him.’

          ‘They went out from us, but were not OF us………….’

          Please understand, while you believe none of it, yet want answers from all of it, therefore this puts you at a crippling disadvantage.

          And as a bonus, image a man with no legs, boast that he has the soccer skills of Pele………..

          You have not a leg to stand on ark.

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        • Arkenaten says:

          So by your standard, everyone who claimed they were Christian but committed murder was never a Christian?
          Therefore the entire Christian organisation / church that instituted and backed witch burning were never Christians.
          (Just as one example)
          Yes?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Hey ark-

          I’m not here to cater to your every distraction.

          Scripture is plain enough.

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  7. Arkenaten says:

    @insanitybytes.

    If God does not exist, than Hitler is totally our responsibility, meaning what kind of depraved creatures are we that we did not put a stop to it sooner?

    Excellent! In my view, probably the most astute comment you have ever made.

    Yes, Hitler was our responsibility.

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  8. kcchief1 says:

    @cs “Who killed 6 million Jews?”

    They wore belt buckles which said, “Gott mit uns” (God with Us ) , that’s who.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Tkx chief, but even Satan believes in God. So what. At least the devil is not an atheist.

      Only by knowing the true will give you the ability to recognize what is false.

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      • kcchief1 says:

        Yes CS , many people since the beginning of time have professed to know “The True Will” of God and their atrocities continue . I know that a good apologist like you will never lay the blame at your God’s feet. Knowing God’s Will is a delusional thought. Ask 2 billion Christians what the Will of God is and you will get 2 billion different answers.

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  9. Arkenaten says:

    Hey ark-

    I’m not here to cater to your every distraction.

    Scripture is plain enough.

    Scripture is largely geopolitical fiction.
    If you however, contend that is is fact then your god Yahweh, is the perfect example of a mass murderer and history is replete with examples of those who have murdered and continue to do so in your god’s name.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Back on point. Adolf Hitler. Yep, a fine example of one walking in light of the gospel of the grace of God. Yep, sure, a real fine man there.

      Ever heard of Haman………….

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      • Arkenaten says:

        I am not contending whether Adolf was or was not a Christian. It is clear that, he believed he was.

        As you vehemently dispute this , which under the circumstances is quite reasonable, then please explain the difference between the actions of Adolf Hitler and
        the entire body of the church who instituted and also legalized the Inquisition and Witch Burning.

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  10. Tricia says:

    Great post ColorStorm, I’m sorry I missed it!

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  11. Yep..I’m another who is late to this party. Quite interesting, I might add.

    One of the best definitions for Christianity comes from Titus 2:11-12; “For the grace of God that brings salvation (Jesus) has appeared to all men, teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age.

    Nope…nothing in there about killing folk. The only thing I might agree with arknaten on is “Hitler thought he was a Christian.” Well, I can think I’m a cheese burger and a side order of fries but that does not make me one. Rats! Now I’m hungry.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      You gotta love the playbook of the unbeliever; how they, (while believing none of it) define who is and who is not a Christian, while knowing nothing of what it means to be born anew.

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