Yes we do.We need to have critical-thinking skills.
Yes we do.We need to teach critical-thinking skills to others.
But if the example was offered in a critical-thinking forum it would be tossed out as a classic straw man argument:The example that is often given is, what about a Buddhist who is married to a Christian, and they have children. Should the Buddhist parent teach their child to read the Bible with a critical mind, even though it offends the other parent? Yes!
Ditto.(Have you heard of the cases of Christian spouses who forbid their Buddhist spouses to even teach Buddhism to their children?)
Ditto.Many non-Christians in this world are attacked because they refuse to accept the Bible.
Ditto.We need to teach them coping skills to survive the onslaught Christians put upon them.
Ditto.Your Forum provides us with that service, and I hope you will allow us non-Christians to continue to learn how to defend ourselves against Christians.
Is it just me, or is this way off the plot somewhere? Surely this thread isn't what this forum should be about?
If someone started telling a faithful Muslim how they should interpret the Koran would we not expect some strong defence to the contrary? What's the difference in this case?
Is there a way in which we can give each other enough space to share and discuss matters without it getting like this?
The Bible says the sun stopped, yet you think it did not stop. A use of critical-thinking skills would lead us to ask why.
It is a basic Theosophical contention that goofy ideas creep into all religions as the centuries pass by.
It is our job to look for these goofy ideas, point them out, and point out how each religion has deviated from its original teachings.
The Bible says humanity was created, uncreated, and recreated. This idea (not an original teaching, according to Theosophy) was added later. I would label this Double-Creation Story as goofy.
Could you please remind me, Brian...
Many non-Christians in this world are attacked because they refuse to accept the Bible. We need to teach them coping skills to survive the onslaught Christians put upon them. Your Forum provides us with that service, and I hope you will allow us non-Christians to continue to learn how to defend ourselves against Christians.