Originally posted by Angela Poynton:
Faith is unique to each individual, and what they choose to put their faith in is their own choice. They may be guided by others but in the end it is their own choice and I have the ultimate respect for the choice that anybody makes. Faith makes us strong, it is what keeps us going.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Originally posted by Emerson Dunne:
Why do you suppose the limit of 4 wives exists? Also, you mentioned the status of the elder wife; what special significance does the elder wife have as a role in the family?
Originally posted by Bodie Minster:
[B]I believe that people have a responsibility to questions the individual teachings of their respective faiths. If your faith can't take the heat, then it should get out of the kitchen. Mine has held up fine. How's yours?[B]
Originally posted by Andrew Shafer:
As I pointed out before, I guarantee there was some 14 year old girl who couldn't read who gave birth to your great-great-great. . .grandpa/ma.
. . .but some of us like to think that we are making progress in our society.
I wouldn't like to live like many of my ancestors.
No doubt you aspire to being like the most distant of your ancestors.
And where did you get the idea that I was conservative?
In your mind the religious are on the right wing and the liberals are on the left.
You assume a great deal.