Oh dear, always going off-topic to make wild accusations that have nothing to do with anything I have actually said. Here is a good example. There is no one on the planet who doesn't recognize a parable when he sees one. So we won't waste time on that.
So you can’t show me that your understanding is the correct one. That is good to know. A parable is short story to instruct, Jane. The instructions in the parable of the minas is this god is to be accepted and that those who do not accept him are to be killed before him. Parables use symbology, the king equaling JC in this instance as you noted. What does this mean symbolically since you seem to be sure I’m wrong. “He replied, ‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what they have will be taken away. 27 But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and kill them in front of me.’”
Ah, the angrytm Internet atheist! Where have I claimed anything remotely like this? Where, Velchen? Where? Evidence is required. Stamping your feet makes me laugh. Next you'll threaten to huff and puff and blow my house down.
I’m not angry, hate to disappoint you though. And ah, the time-honered attempted by a Christian to anger someone by intentionally mis-spelling a screen name. Oh, I’m so hurt
Every theist thinks that they are have the right answers. You have repeatedly claimed that the Roman Catholic church that you follow is the only right one. I know this because you believe in what you say. It’s not that hard to figure out, Jane. But if you want evidence of your own words, I’m happy to oblige:
The Catechism of the Catholic Church says that the creation story is told in figurative language but affirms a primeval event at the beginning of human history. That strikes me as the right approach.
You claiming the RCC is right.
I have not been able to read the entire thread but this last bit caught my eye. Where does Jesus say that the Jews should kill their children? He doesn't, of course.
Yet to give evidence so baseless claim to know everything.
Err, no. God gave us free will, which means the ability to make moral choices. We can either follow God or follow a path or our own devising. Anyone who goes to hell, chooses to do so.
you claiming you are right when plenty of ther Christians don’t agree with you. Need I go on?
In the parable the ruler is an earthly king of the sort the ancient world was painfully familiar with. Yes of course we are to draw the analogy to God. But analogies do not and cannot correspond 100% God does not slay anyone. He rejects them and sends them to hell, just as they deserve. The same thing holds for all the other parables you mangle.
and one more time for good measure where you decide you and only you know the “right” answer. As for your claim that your god does not slay anyone, let me remind you of david’s son, Uzza,
1 Samuel 6: 19 But God struck down some of the inhabitants of Beth Shemesh, putting seventy of them to death because they looked into the ark of the LORD. The people mourned because of the heavy blow the LORD had dealt them
other translatiosn has the number as 50,070.
1 Kings 20: 35 By the word of the LORD one of the company of the prophets said to his companion, “Strike me with your weapon,” but he refused.36 So the prophet said, “Because you have not obeyed the LORD, as soon as you leave me a lion will kill you.” And after the man went away, a lion found him and killed him.
Again, Jane, you really should read your bible. It would help with your mistakes.
Since he isn't there, why would it be important? As for the rest- oh brother. There is plenty of information out there for anyone who wants it. You don't. You are frantic to avoid even the shadow of a doubt about your disbelief. Your fear and hatred ooze from ever word you write. What on earth happened to you? Were you raised in some horrible cult where you were beaten every day? Were you not allowed to date until you were 21? Did your father arrange your marriage over your protests? What? What explains your wild, confused, verbose spewing?
You certainly pick and choose what’s “important” Jane. Why is St. Peter’s important if no one is there? Why is the supposed location important if no one is there? why do thousands of Christians, including Catholics, venerate one or the other of the two supposed tombs of JC? (there are more, one in India, and I think one in Japan if I’m not mistaken) And again we have you making claims but showing no evidence at all and using the same lie as you have before. No Jane, I am not close-minded or rebelling or whatever other fantasies you have conjured for yourself to excuse your failure. If there is evidence I want to see it. I do not want personal anecdotes, or vague claims of prophecy, or forgeries or siting of Christians or watching Chrsitians disagree with each other. None of those are evidence. I want to see a miracle, which your god had no problem in doing in your stories.
I want to see evidence that the flood happened. I want to see that other people noticed the very big events your bible claims. where is the evidence for hundreds of thousands of people wandering around in the desert for 40 years? Why did no one notice that Egypt lost its army and a large percentage of its population and livestock? The other kingdoms around it would have loved that. Why did no one notice an earthquake of a magnitude to massively shake the temple anywhere near the time that this savior of yours supposedly died (another thing that Christians can’t agree on) or the dead walking the streets? or the sun going dark?
And oh my, the personal attacks.
and the desperation to connect your claims to my posts. I guess if you have nothing else, nasty fantasies are all you have. Alas, for you none of them are true and your continued attempted to create an atheist strawman to attack is doing nothing but serving as comedy.