Making a fresh start

Making a fresh start

There are 11 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Sep 12, 2007, titled Making a fresh start. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Gathered in a ragged line along a grassy bank, more than 30 children waited impatiently Tuesday to cast their "mistakes" into the water.

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A Christian brother

United States

#1 Sep 12, 2007
What a wonderful tradition to keep alive. Once we accept that Jesus is the Messiah and that He died for our sins, we too become Jews by inheritance. Therefor, we Christians would do well to "cast our sins with bread" into a body of water. I, myself, plan on doing that today. Praise God!
Welcome

Marion, IN

#8 Sep 12, 2007
"When we engage in evangelistic efforts we tell people essentially that there is something wrong with them..."
That, "born once..." is the message of all religions and even non-religions. The goal of "religion"
is better people. The means to that goal is where religions differ.
Recovering

Vincennes, IN

#9 Sep 12, 2007
What a great story - in part to help non-Jews understand exactly what Rosh Hashanah is, as well as show how simple it is to bring such acts into our own beliefs. Perhaps before we start preaching our racist, or blood & guts Jesus stories we need to take a look & examine our own lives on a regular basis. I'm amazed at those who preach religion as fire & brimstone - I guess I was brought up to see Jesus as someone who was welcoming & forgiving.
WeAllNeedRepenta nce
#11 Sep 12, 2007
Recovering wrote:
What a great story - in part to help non-Jews understand exactly what Rosh Hashanah is, as well as show how simple it is to bring such acts into our own beliefs. Perhaps before we start preaching our racist, or blood & guts Jesus stories we need to take a look & examine our own lives on a regular basis. I'm amazed at those who preach religion as fire & brimstone - I guess I was brought up to see Jesus as someone who was welcoming & forgiving.
Yes, but part of that forgiveness process involves confession and repentance - something that is an inconvenient truth today. It means acknowledging that we are sinners in need of God's grace, Jesus' work on the cross and resurrection. Jesus does love and forgive us but he also preached repentance and warned followers about hell.
Cast your burdens

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Sep 12, 2007
Cast your burdens on Jesus, for He cares for you. Place your sin at the foot of the cross and He promises forgiveness. If you die today, do you know where you will spend eternity?
born once atheist

Carbondale, IL

#14 Sep 12, 2007
Cast your burdens wrote:
Cast your burdens on Jesus, for He cares for you. Place your sin at the foot of the cross and He promises forgiveness. If you die today, do you know where you will spend eternity?
No where. That is why I choose to spend each day working for peace on this earth.
WeAllNeedRepenta nce
#15 Sep 12, 2007
born once atheist wrote:
<quoted text> No where. That is why I choose to spend each day working for peace on this earth.
Good luck - there won't be peace until Jesus comes back. Of course, that is if you believe in God's Word from the Bible ... which I guess you don't.
born once atheist

Carbondale, IL

#16 Sep 12, 2007
WeAllNeedRepentance wrote:
<quoted text>
Good luck - there won't be peace until Jesus comes back. Of course, that is if you believe in God's Word from the Bible ... which I guess you don't.
There will not be peace on this earth as long as individuals see themselves and their religion as being the only "true" religion. Jesus has come back a thousand times, just look into the faces of the homeless, those disposed by war, your neighbor,no matter what color his skin, his belief system or language. Have you seen him?
Jerri

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Sep 12, 2007
L'shana Tova to all my Jewish brothers and sisters.

Yes, this is symbolic but it helps one to focus on repenting of past wrongs and seeking forgiveness during this time before Yom Kippur.

Now, before I cast MY bread I want to tell the anti-semite, racist and/or over-zealous fundamentalists to cast themselves into the nearest body of water.

This is simply a nice article to show a different way of believing. Get over yourselves.

That'll be an extra slice or two, LOL
Friend

Indianapolis, IN

#21 Sep 14, 2007
Right wrote:
bornagain, so there was peace before Christianity? Do you see peace in North Korea, they have no religion? Was the USSR peaceful when it was officially atheist? Atheists are against all other true religions, except their own.
You are right, but the USSR and North Korea have not not started wars in the name of "No God", however, since the creation of Christianity and any other religion centered around the Hebrew faith, there have been an amazing amount of wars declaring that God(Jahova, Allah) is on their side, justifying the cleansing of all other religions.
Friend

Indianapolis, IN

#22 Sep 14, 2007
WeAllNeedRepentance wrote:
<quoted text>
Good luck - there won't be peace until Jesus comes back. Of course, that is if you believe in God's Word from the Bible ... which I guess you don't.
Well, since no one really believes anymore in the hocus-pocus magic described in the Bible and since no one has witnessed such anomalies as a person turning to a pillar of salt, cities being completely destroyed by an all loving, merciful God; enormous bodies of water being parted so that His people can safely cross, animals losing important appendages because Satan used their body for evil purposes, people walking on water, ectů if Jesus does indeed come back, all of the non-believers will reject the stupid notion that anything like that is possible and the true believers will kill him for saying he is the Son of God.

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