Kill or threaten. I understand that the sword was metaphorical - Christ had no literal sword a far as we know. But swords are symbols of power and the threat of lethal force. I don't use such metaphors."Coming with a sword" means "coming with a sword to kill you with it"?
If he and I get an urge to kill some day, which of us will find support for our actions in our belief system? Which of us will expect to be forgiven by what we consider the highest moral authority, or possibly even rewarded?
Once again, I say that you don't understand me at all. If I kill, the highest moral authority in my life would never forgive me. Can you guess who or what that is? I'll bet Buck can.Probably both of you. Beliefs are powerful that way.
Islam is worse than Christianity, but not in my world. That matters.I don't know. You go on and on about a murderous religion and a "quick to kill" God but you always ignore Islam, which is responsible for more crimes against humanity that Christianity. Far more. Why is that?
I also don't spend as much energy writing about malaria as I do about AIDS, and for the same reason. Likewise with female circumcision, which also gets little of my attention. And Democrats and Republicans get a lot fewer words as well since my relocation to Mexico.