The transfiguration of Jesus is a notable example where Jesus/the Church tries to divert older religions into him. And then Muhammad does the same during isra and Mi'raj, and meets up with Jesus, John the Baptist and Abraham. The Kaaba was also clearly an earlier place of worship of local religions before Muhammad. But of course, Abraham was one of the builders of the Kaaba, so all good.
It is those early splinter groups that make it so clear that religion is fake. We believed in Judaism. Now we believe in Jesus. Oh, but wait, actually Judaism is now semi fake, and we don't live by Jewish law anymore.
The first chapter of the New Testament.
Direct translation from oldest documents deemed reliable, originally in a mixture of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. Interesting project.
This is notably opposed to the approach taken by many versions which were based on the Septuagint, which was a much earlier full-Greek translation.
How can you make a translation of the Bible and not put it in the public domain???? You tell me, you tell me.
With Falun Gong it's even more fun: the words of God Himself are will be copyrighted for a while after Li Hongzhi dies!!!
- nominal leader: British monarch
- toplevel arch-dioceses/provinces of Cantebury and York. One archbishop each, who is also bishop of Cantebury and York diocese
- within provinces: one cathedral and bishop per diocese
That self blame, imminent end of the world and hatred for tax collectors stuff is a bit over the top, you should chill man.
But please keep the parables coming.
A pre-Jesus-like figure, likely possibly a mentor or competitor with Jesus.
He would have deserved a scene in Jesus Christ Superstar (1973).
The Twelve Apostles were actually officially appointed by Jesus amongst his followers. It was not simply that they were the first followers. It was official rank.
Matthew 10:16-23 Coming Persecutions, where Jesus before being persecuted warns his disciples that there is evil in the world and that they must be aware of it, all while being pure at heart:
Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
New International Version:
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Gospel of Matthew 7:13:
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.
Ciro Santilli really likes this one, because he feels that where many people go, it is useless to go again. It is much better to explore that which few can do, but which many will need.
Also known as being hipster.
Islam has some really nice things in it.
The way it was perverted to be used as a tool for terrorism by some is a great tragedy.
Ciro Santilli appreciates this concept of "remembering the suffering of others" a lot due to Ciro Santilli's self perceived compassionate personality and Ciro Santilli's cheapness.
The only person who showed interest was a follower of the sect.
It seems that they put a lot of emphasis in education.
Also, their self-name is Hizmet, which translates as "service".
That day, Mr. Fethullah Gülen gained some Cirocoins.
It is fun to see that some New Testament sources cite this Greek version rather than more ancient ones because they or their listeners would not understand the other original languages.