By: DAVID RICE To: DAN CEPPA Re: Beat Women, for god! +gt;DR+gt; +quot;Promise Keeper+quot
By: DAVID RICE
To: DAN CEPPA
Re: Beat Women, for god!
>DR> "Promise Keeper" maifesto? It's unmasked evil is
>DR> disgusting, 1. A Promise Keeper is committed to honoring
>DR> Jesus Christ through worship, prayer, and obedience to
>DR> His[sic] Word[sic], [....]
DC> The fact that they need a god to make sure that they
DC> follow through on what their consciences says that they
DC> should already makes what they do suspect.
DC> Can't they do anything on their own volition?
That is one of the reasons I consider the cult evil. Their
so-called morals and alleged ethics are based upon external
mandates, not internal precepts.
How is it that a person can feel the need to adopt a written
code of respectable behavior, when such behavior should have
been socialized into one by at least puberty, or at most late
teens? Mandated behavior holds -NO- "honor," and it tends to
last only as long as someone else is standing watch over such
Some of the codes are out-right evil (such as placing worship
of imaginary superfriends before ones' spouse and family, and
mandating tithing). Others are positive goals that are foul
and beshitted by their means to attain those goals. One
example: I honestly do not understand how someone feels the
need to take a vow, like the "Promise Keepers'" code #6, to
go out of ones' way and make it a point to talk with someone
from "a different race." Isn't living itself sufficiant
enough cause to work and interact with people of "a different
race?" Where I live (Dana Point, California), cosmopolitanism
is taken for granted.
The bottom line is, the "Promise Keepers'" manifesto does not
build the character and integrity of cult members: it merely
mandates a CONTRIVED, coercive code of behavior--- behavior
that any social being should have internalized while a teen.
... Why would God require that I not think in order to be "saved?"
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