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"Should Christians Apologize to AntiChristian Perverts"--would it be at all possible to choose a less loving, more bigoted or more offensive subject header for this thread than Balthasar has? Hardly any wonder some of these people are AntiChristian when this is the attitude they're met with.
"In the first place you ought to know this, that by the good which you have chosen, second marriages are not condemned, but are set in lower (inferius) honor. For, even as the good of holy virginity which your daughter has chosen, does not condemn your one marriage; so neither does your widowhood condemn the second marriage of any. But the idea that second marriages are to be condemned especially swelled the heresies of the Cataphrygians [i.e., the Montanists] and of the Novatians. Tertullian also, inflated with cheeks full of sound, not of wisdom, and with teeth full of slander, attacked second marriages as unlawful (illicitas), which the Apostle with a sober mind allows to be lawful (licitas)."
St. Augustine, On the Good of Widowhood, CSEL 41, pp. 309-310
I am trying to find a very good argument against that position because something about it is absolutely wrong (innocent people being killed by an evil person), ...
and yet I really do not have a good argument against sin = death.
Also he said that if we sin, we estrange ourselves from God's protection...thereby ALLUDING that becuase the people who died were homosexuals (and in his opinion unrepentant), that God's protection was not upon them, since they had distanced themselves from God, through sin.
What is "the truth of Christianity"?
"Should Christians Apologize to AntiChristian Perverts"--would it be at all possible to choose a less loving, more bigoted or more offensive subject header for this thread than Balthasar has?
Hardly any wonder some of these people are AntiChristian when this is the attitude they're met with.
From what has been posted so far, it would seem that those who insist on interpreting every word of the Nicene Creed as stating absolute historical fact feel that Christianity is a house of cards that will come tumbling down if the virgin birth is removed, and those who are willing to see it as a possible myth which teaches us something important are able to believe in the truth of Christianity nonetheless. Perhaps it is more fruitful to look into one's own heart and to examine other people's actions rather than trying to police their beliefs.