Algared wrote:Just because Christ's name, or that symbols supposedly representing him have been used in ways that denegrate and lower His worth in the past does not mean that those instances were not Blasphemy nor that misuse or blasphemously representing Him is any less less so.
If you look carefully, you'll see that I made no parallel between blasphemy and the use of Christ's name or image. All I said about blasphemy was that it would be an interesting discussion. I did say it wasn't totally illogical to see Christ being used to pursue a war. You know, historical precedence and all.
Algared wrote:Whether your friend seeking a Christ figure is blaspheming is another matter, but to argue just because x was dont in the past it is alright to do it now is a nonesense
Funny, I don't recall making this arguement...
Algared wrote:To take an extreme example, that Satlin murdered millions of Kolacks and Hitler murdered 6 million Jews, or that the Turks murdered millions of Anatalian christians in the 20's, can never make an attrocity justifiable.
Is it really necessary to go straight for Hitler? Have I argued in favour of the extermination of millions of people? Jesus, man, take a breath.
Let's put this discussion away, shall we? No sense in tromping on people's beliefs.
Well-being I won and wisdom too.
I grew, and joyed in my growth:
From a word to a word I was led to a word,
From a deed to another deed.