posted at 1/16/2012 12:00 PM EST
In Response to Re: Tebow..
[QUOTE]Communism? Stalinist and Maoist forms (including Pol Pot)? We are talking about 60 to 80 million, right? I would have to believe all the wars fought in the name of religion would give that number a run for its money, but does anybody really know? Columbus alone killed from 3 million to 10 million Carribean natives, depending on whose estimate you use, in the name of Catholicism. Then you have Pissaro, Cardinal Richeleau, various popes, the Pagan tribes, the Romans, the Egyptians, the Persians, the Ottomans, the Empirial Japanese (Shintoists), the Holy Roman Emperors, the European-Americans killing the Native-Americans for 300 years, etc., etc.,... The common thread between the two, religious and communist? It has got to be the massive consolidation of unchecked power in the hands of titular leaders. In those systems, you only need one sociopath or psychopath at the top to use the system to kill millions. So regardless of which of the two has lead to more murders, the are both bad, right?
Posted by chrisakawoody[/QUOTE]
You're using a frequent tactic of those that cringe at the name of Jesus.
Trying to tie "religion" to a personal relationship with the risen Savior, Jesus Christ. Catholicism, of which I was born into, has nothing to do with the Faith people like Tebow, and myself and others have. Catholicism believes in transubstantiation in which priests believe they have the power to turn the wine and host into the actual body and blood of Jesus. They believe the way to Salvation is through works and also to take the host internally, believing it to be the actual body of Jesus.
So, to make the case that a lot of atheists make, that "more people have died from religion, etc; etc;" is true but, it isn't Born Again Christians" doing this. It is 'organized religion' that has not adhered to the true Word of God and instead, twisted it into a vehicle to lead countless millions to the broad road into hell.
Religion is man's attempt to reach God.
Jesus Christ is God's attempt to reach man.
So, don't try the old tired reasoning that "religion" and Born Again Believers are the same thing. It only shows your misunderstanding of "religion" and a personal relationship with one's Savior.
The hatred towards Tebow has been astonishing. We have Obnoxious Boston Fan (who doens't use his real name) bashing Christianity and Tebow. We have numerous comments here bashing Tebow's Faith.
If he were ANY other faith, the flag bearers of "tolerance and inclusion" would be tripping over themselves defending his right to free speech and his display of Faith. That he uses the name of Jesus is the reason for the hatred.