> In my experience those who would find cause and time to
> criticise Christianity are people who nurture a great
> ignorance of the religion while enthusiastically embracing
> ill conceived factitious stories that basically go a long the
> lines what all those religious people who have spent time
> studying their religion in an informed manner are wrong and
> this wild idea from this philosophical conjurer who is
> probably got as many good intentions as a paedophile on heat.
This has got to be be one of the most offensive posts I've seen in a long time.
Is it fair to suggest that anyone who is engaged in a spiritual journey of discovery, which includes questioning the authenticity of organized religious beliefs be branded ignorant or a paedophile in heat?
Or is it fair to suggest that adherents of other religions who do not accept Jesus Christ as a historical figure or as their saviour also be branded ignorant or a paedophile in heat?
A "paedophile in heat" is a VERY strong and INAPPROPRIATE term to use as far as intentions go, for a Zen Bhuddist, Taoist or a Hindu. Even a Bahai would be offended by such remarks.
Under these circumstances, it seems to me that this thread should have been deleted when it started. It is an insult to every other religious belief system which, btw, represents 3/4 of the world's population.