Perhaps I was not clear enough.
---> No, you were very clear, and therein lies the problem. You do this all the time Gr8Dad...you ask a question or make a statement, I provide a answer or response, you don't like it, so you change the question or statement and then accuse me of not answering or responding.
---> Below is your original statement and your 'clairfication'...they aren't even the same.
#784527: "The point being, you cannot take a book RIFE with violence and killings sanctioned by God, then say that SOME of the killing was a misinterpretation."
#784590: "I am not talking about the violence in the bible based on misinterpretation, I am talking about the violence that all sides AGREE is in there."
Actually, it was two statements, sorry I wasn't clearer. While I do not think it will make a difference to your avoidance of answering things, I will try to be clearer.
---> Huh? Ever since you got pissed that I laughed at Maury's post, because I do have a good sense of humor and can appreciate the irony of it, I have CONTINUIOUSLY responded/answered you. And since I have...were is the avoidance? Additionally, you cannot accuse me of avoiding what is not clear in the first place.
Ah, and here comes the insults.
---> Where was the insult? I didn't say YOU were stupid, in fact, I have pointed out that you AREN'T man (you even reposted it). But the statement WAS stupid and you damn well know it...you just don't want to admit it.
Ah, not ONLY insults....
---> I am soooooooooo sorry. I promise to never again say that you aren't a stupid man.
...but this one has signs of WIGGLING.
---> Unlike your point about Baal?
Yes, Tempt/Test, depending on the translation.
---> And/or interpretation and...we're back to square one.
But what is it in REFERENCE to? Jesus and the devil have a fairly long conversation.
---> Agreed...Being forty days tempted of the devil.
He asks Jesus to turn a stone into bread, Jesus says "Man does not live on bread alone"
---> Agreed..."It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God."
Then the devil says I will give you all of this if you worship me, Jesus says it is written that you shall only worship GOD.
---> Agreed..."Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve."
He then suggests a TEST of the power of God. Is the devil offering God some CANDY, or is he asking him to DO something to PROVE he is God? You know the answer. He is telling Jesus to throw himself from the great height to TEST if God will send his angels to protect him.
---> Disagree. Satan isn't testing God...he's testing Jesus. Starting with the bread deal, Satan says, "If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread." Then Satan says, "If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hense....." because if he is, then as you noted, God will send His angles to protect him.
Nice out of context quote the correct one is easily found.
---> It wasn't out of context...it's the last line of the story. Then you shouldn't have any problems posting it.
He says the tempt/test line after Satan ask him to throw himself off a great height to prove that God will save him.
---> (shaking head) First of all, it's not dialog...it was just a line to let folks know that Elvis had left the building...that the story was over [for now].
---> Second...I know where the line goes, that's why I put it there. Dude...I posted a link to the whole story (Luke 4:1-13). But you can't be bothered can you...you're just so sure that you are 'right' and what happens...you ended up looking like a fool:
- When Jesus said NO (verse 8)
- Satan got pissed (verse 9)
- and quoted Psalms 91:11-12 (verses 10-11)
- But Jesus wasn't falling for his BS and so reminded of Deut 6:16 (verse 12)
- "Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time." (verse 13)
You can call me stupid all day long.....
---> I NEVER called you stupid, but obviously I was mistaken.
...but it is you who is WRONG, on thisd and on a lot more.
---> Prove it.
Especially about the idea that you may have "kicked my ass" at ANY point in the past.
I asked you a number of things, you LIED, quoted out of context and INSULTED, but failed to ANSWER any of it.
---> Where did I lie? Where have I quoted out of context? Where did I insult you? Where did I fail to answer?
If you air your dirty linen in public, expect people to comment on the skid marks!