We received this note:
Hello, I just looked at your website. I’m currently a college student, an ex-Christian, and a follower of Buddhism. I was talking to my catholic mother about various aspects of theology, and I enjoy doing so because she is an intelligent human being.
The website you have is an absolute disgrace to Christianity. It actually is extremely offensive, and I’m not even saying that because I’m not a Christian. The radical views and insane preachings of intolerance are ridiculous and makes the teachings of “Jesus Christ” seem immoral to those who are not familiar with Christianity.
Instead of taking the bible so literally, you should begin looking at the world around you and begin helping the advancement of humanity. Since we don’t drive horses anymore or stone women in the streets anymore, the bible has lost much of its literal practicality.
Read the bible and apply it’s moral teachings rather than obsessing on quotes and phrases that exclude groups of people. Although I don’t particular believe in a single god or “salvation”, I’m pretty sure that if god did exist he wouldn’t create billions of non-Christians just to send them to hell when they die. That is the ignorance of most of today’s Christians, and the downfall of humanity.
Please learn to love human beings and tolerance rather than making others feel guilty because of their personal beliefs and upbringing.
Paul and Victor’s reply:
Can you point out any “insane preachings of intolerance” of which you accuse us? Can you tell us which of the Ten Commandments have lost their “literal practicality”? Do you know what Jesus said about them?
“Do not think that I have come to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I have not come to destroy but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, Till the heaven and the earth pass away, not one jot or one tittle shall in any way pass from the Law until all is fulfilled” (Matthew 5:17-18 MKJV).
Are you in the least familiar with Jesus Christ and His teachings? Here’s something He said for you to think about:
Luke 13:1-5 MKJV
(1) And some were present at the same time reporting to Him of the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.
(2) And answering, Jesus said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans because they suffered such things?
(3) I tell you, No. But unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.
(4) Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were sinners above all men who lived in Jerusalem?
(5) I tell you, No. But unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”
Tell us, what groups of people have we excluded from hearing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, which we preach in order that they might repent and live?
Or do you think that your mother’s church, which employs, aids, and abets pedophile rapists, isn’t “an absolute disgrace to Christianity” and in great need of repentance, not to mention criminal prosecution? Watch Deliver Us from Evil (the documentary, not the horror flick), and you tell us.
And what do you know of Jesus Christ and true Christianity, anyway, as a Buddhist? Buddhism flat-out rejects the Lord God our Savior, denying men forgiveness of sins and deliverance from the carnal nature that produces endless suffering. Buddhism is a do-it-yourself denial of Reality – the Only True Hope for Mankind.
We tell you this because we love you, Josef, not with the false love of Satan, the lovely perpetrator of all evil, but with the love of God Who speaks the hard truths men need to hear about themselves in order to turn from their destructive ways. You should know that man, enabled and empowered by false religion, is the great destroyer on this planet. God describes this phenomenon as a very “loving” and alluring prostitute, and says this about her:
“And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all those who were slain on the earth” (Revelation 18:24 MKJV).
And you, by taking her side against His prophets and saints, are a destroyer, as well. You need to repent, Josef, turning to the One we preach, Who proved His love by laying down His life for you, even while you despised and opposed Him. Why continue serving the powers of darkness?
In your darkness you say of us, not knowing Whom we know or what we preach from Him: “Although I don’t particular believe in a single god or ‘salvation’, I’m pretty sure that if god did exist he wouldn’t create billions of non-Christians just to send them to hell when they die.”
Of course God wouldn’t do that, and doesn’t. You’re talking about false Christianity, not the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior of ALL men.
“Ex-Christian”? No, Josef, you’ve never been a Christian, only a nominal one, like your mother is (and all Catholics are). You know nothing, nothing at all, of Jesus Christ, Who is God. You are both steeped in darkness because you reject the Light of men, Whom Jesus is. You, Josef, are poisoned by contemporary Buddhist philosophy and eastern mysticism.
We think you must do much more than just “look” at our site and make hasty and foolish judgments in ignorance. Repent of your ignorant and arrogant stance, or perish in your sins.
Paul and Victor
– October 6, 2014