The whole "no one needs such and such" argument needs to stop. I get it that some people don't like those types of guns. But that argument needs to end because it's a slippery slope of an argument and a dangerous one at that which can be applied to damn near everything.
The mentally ill being supported? WHY BOTHER, THEY'RE ALL DEFECTS ANYWAYS DUHHH! In honesty though after 14+ years in the "mental health" system, they don't care. They would rather you commit suicide I'd even go so far to say.
They say pills are a tool not the cure but here have some adderal, Vicodin, Ritalin and oh look oxy!
I'm not saying they were very reasonable before but when people start calling for bans demand goes up and prices go up. That is called "economics" which is something else liberals and leftists don't understand.
I'm a Christian and that might set off all kinds of red flags for you.
My worldview tells me that all people are sheep and we all have need of a Shepherd to lead us in the right way.
The biblical Christian worldview does not tell me to blindly follow my Shepherd unquestioningly. Jesus Christ himself tells us to "count the cost" of being a disciple. The ignorant and dumb sheep that does not do that will not last as a disciple. They may appear to be a disciple for a little while but they are not really.
The ignorant and dumb sheep of the rest of the world are grouping around for a shepherd to lead them. They are told to "think for themselves" but still end up repeating the what they hear from their "shepherds" or leaders. They don't give much thought to the consequences of their actions. They only consider what they want right now and what they think is right.
You could make the same "see n say" meme quoting a bible verse and I'd probably say "amen" and give you upvotes because there is nothing wrong with being a sheep if you have the right shepherd/leader that tells you to consider the consequences of your actions and words.
If you are trying to bait me into saying "yes" then come back with "would pluck out your eye or cut off your hand or 'make yourself a eunuch,' or hate your family?" that's not going to work because I understand proper methodology of interpretation. I know that "a text without context is a pretext for a proof-text" and if we take a text at "face value" and ignore context and the rest of Jesus' own teachings we could make a text mean almost anything (including a command to self mutilate and hate your family.)
I could into the proper interpretations and exegesis of each of those passages but I won't unless you ask.
With that in mind, my answer is: There is nothing that Jesus commands his followers to do that I find fault in. However, there are commands that Jesus gives that I struggle with almost to the point of rejection. For example:
"Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away."
That is hard because there is no modifier and it means "anyone who asks."
The trap is in misunderstanding. The ambiguity and uncertainty is in the understandings of people. It is not in the words of Jesus unless you are specifically talking about his parables. He said that he taught in parables so that some would not be able to understand. Only those to whom it was given to understand those mysteries would be able to understand his parables.
I don't agree with you when you say, "there are places where the context is clear, yet people will still dance around it because it makes them uncomfortable, and they don't want to accept what the Bible clearly says." Because context starts at the level of the grammar of the words and sentence structure of a verse and goes through the passage - the chapter - the book - the Testament (Old or New) - up to the over arching narrative of the entire bible. Behind all of that is historical and literary context.
It more intricate than saying, "that is what it clearly says." That statement is the fallacy that I am often accused of called "cherry picking" because it leaves out such vital information. Doing that is one way people fall into misunderstanding, confusion, and false teaching. When a person says, "that is what it clearly says," that is how they can read in the Old Testament that homosexuals and rebellious children were to be stoned therefore somehow that is supposed to have bearing on the way I live my life today. That ignores multiple levels of context.
Christians are not supposed to act on our feelings: "if they felt God was telling them to kill a person." Many religious people use that as an excuse to fulfill their sinful desires: "it felt right" or "I felt God wanted me to do X." Christians are supposed to act on what is written and not "go beyond what is written." When it is properly understood in context of course. The difference between the Christian and the Muslim is that our Scriptures no where command us to murder anyone. So whoever told you that they would murder someone because of their feelings is wrong. That doesn't come from the bible and wouldn't come from God. God tells us to "leave room for his wrath" not to take matters into our own hands.
"...somebody won't do it if they feel their god is commanding them to," are you making a hasty generalization that because of a those two instances or even many instances of that behavior therefore all religious people are capable of that?
"What comfortable delusion? I've never once denied what the Koran says."
You did with the inclusion of the word "if". That is denying the reality. Hence, the delusion - you want to pretend it's open to interpretation or doesn't exist. It does. In black and white. No room for interpretation.
You also have no clue between the old and new covenants in Christianity. Truly, you are arguing from a position of ignorance. Then again, that has never, ever stopped you before.
Quote : "If a Muslim told you that they would kill someone ***IF***Allah told them to, would that worry you?"
Good God. You don't even pay attention to what you write. There is no if, it was and is a commandment in no uncertain terms. If you seriously didn't know that, then you need to sit down and STFU. If you did know that and misrepresented it, then you need to sit down and STFU.
If you cannot comment from a position of knowledge, simply quit commenting. Period. End of Story. Full stop.