Those Who worship Jesus and take him as God are really True Worshipers ?
A Swedish theologian has claimed that Jesus may not have have been crucified as there is no evidence to indicate that the Romans crucified prisoners 2,000 years ago. Continue reading
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US Army ‘kill team’ in Afghanistan posed for photos of murdered civilians
The Afghanistan ‘kill team’ photos of murdered civilians could be more damaging than those from Abu Ghraib, say Nato commanders. Photograph: AP
Commanders in Afghanistan are bracing themselves for possible riots and public fury triggered by the publication of “trophy” photographs of US soldiers posing with the dead bodies of defenceless Afghan civilians they killed.
Senior officials at Nato‘s International Security Assistance Force in Kabul have compared the pictures published by the German news weekly Der Spiegel to the images of US soldiers abusing prisoners in Abu Ghraib in Iraq which sparked waves of anti-US protests around the world.
They fear that the pictures could be even more damaging as they show the aftermath of the deliberate murders of Afghan civilians by a rogue US Stryker tank unit that operated in the southern province of Kandahar last year.
Some of the activities of the self-styled “kill team” are already public, with 12 men currently on trial in Seattle for their role in the killing of three civilians.
Five of the soldiers are on trial for pre-meditated murder, after they staged killings to make it look like they were defending themselves from Taliban attacks.
Other charges include the mutilation of corpses, the possession of images of human casualties and drug abuse.
All of the soldiers have denied the charges. They face the death penalty or life in prison if convicted.
The case has already created shock around the world, particularly with the revelations that the men cut “trophies” from the bodies of the people they killed.
An investigation by Der Spiegel has unearthed approximately 4,000 photos and videos taken by the men.
The magazine, which is planning to publish only three images, said that in addition to the crimes the men were on trial for there are “also entire collections of pictures of other victims that some of the defendants were keeping”.
The US military has strived to keep the pictures out of the public domain fearing it could inflame feelings at a time when anti-Americanism in Afghanistan is already running high.
In a statement, the army said it apologised for the distress caused by photographs “depicting actions repugnant to us as human beings and contrary to the standards and values of the United States“.
The lengthy Spiegel article that accompanies the photographs contains new details about the sadistic behaviour of the men.
In one incident in May last year, the article says, during a patrol, the team apprehended a mullah who was standing by the road and took him into a ditch where they made him kneel down.
The group’s leader, Staff Sergeant Calvin Gibbs, then allegedly threw a grenade at the man while an order was given for him to be shot.
Afterwards, Gibbs is described cutting off one of the man’s little fingers and removing a tooth.
The patrol team later claimed to their superiors that the mullah had tried to threaten them with a grenade and that they had no choice but to shoot.
On Sunday night many organisations employing foreign staff, including the United Nations, ordered their staff into a “lockdown”, banning all movements around Kabul and requiring people to remain in their compounds.
In addition to the threat from the publication of the photographs, security has been heightened amid fears the Taliban may try to attack Persian new year celebrations.
There could also be attacks because Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, is due to make a speech declaring which areas of the country should be transferred from international to Afghan control in the coming months.
One security manager for the US company DynCorp sent an email to clients warning that publication of the photos was likely “to incite the local population” as the “severity of the incidents to be revealed are graphic and extreme”.
I DONT KNOW WHO IS BEING PUNISHED GIRL OR RAPIST ?
If a man meets a virgin who is not engaged, and seizes her and lies with her, and they are caught in the act, 29the man who lay with her shall give fifty shekels of silver to the young woman’s father, and she shall become his wife. Because he violated …her he shall not be permitted to divorce her as long as he lives. (NRSV)
Jesus may not have died on the cross, Christian scholar claims
Jesus may not have died nailed to the cross because there is no evidence that the Romans crucified prisoners two thousand years ago, a scholar has claimed.
The legend of his execution is based on the traditions of the Christian church and artistic illustrations rather than antique texts, according to theologian Gunnar Samuelsson.
He claims the Bible has been misinterpreted as there are no explicit references the use of nails or to crucifixion – only that Jesus bore a ‘staurus’ towards Calvary which is not necessarily a cross but can also mean a ‘pole’.
Mr Samuelsson, who has written a 400-page thesis after studying the original texts, said: ‘The problem is descriptions of crucifixions are remarkably absent in the antique literature.
‘The sources where you would expect to find support for the established understanding of the event really don’t say anything.’
The ancient Greek, Latin and Hebrew literature from Homer to the first century AD describe an arsenal of suspension punishments but none mention ‘crosses’ or ‘crucifixion’.
Mr Samuelsson, of Gothenburg University, said: ‘Consequently, the contemporary understanding of crucifixion as a punishment is severely challenged.
‘And what’s even more challenging is the same can be concluded about the accounts of the crucifixion of Jesus. The New Testament doesn’t say as much as we’d like to believe.’
Any evidence that Jesus was left to die after being nailed to a cross is strikingly sparse – both in the ancient pre-Christian and extra-Biblical literature as well as The Bible.
He said: ‘The overwhelming number of texts only offer a noun “stauros” or a verb “anastauroun” or “anaskolopizein”. In almost every dictionary these terms are said to mean “cross” or “to crucify”.
‘But as I show in my thesis they are used in a much wider sense than that. The verbs refer to some kind of suspension of a human being – living or dead – while the noun refer to the suspension device used in such suspension.’
Mr Samuelsson, a committed Christian himself, admitted his claims are so close to the heart of his faith that it is easy to react emotionally instead of logically.
He said: ‘My question deals with the traditional understanding of the death of Jesus – that He carried a cross-beam toward Calvary, but since he could not stand the burden of the cross a passer-by was forced to carry it for him.
‘On Calvary the rest of the cross was awaiting, that the two parts were conjoined and Jesus was then nailed to the crucifix-like cross.
‘As a matter of fact these text are strikingly silent when it comes to depict the actual event. The texts say that Jesus carried a stauros, which has a much wider usage in antiquity than just referring to a “cross”, towards Calvary, to be “stauroun” – which is used in a much wider sense that just “to crucify”.
‘The text is silent about why Jesus carried a stauros, what that looked like – was it the whole execution tool or just a part such as the cross-beam – and why a passer-by was forced to carry it for Jesus.’
Mr Samuelsson said the actual execution texts do not describe how Christ was attached to the execution device.
He said: ‘This is the heart of the problem. The text of the passion narratives is not that exact and information loaded, as we Christians sometimes want it to be. If you are looking for texts that depict the act of nailing persons to a cross you will not find any beside the Gospels.’
Mr Samuelsson said: ‘That a man named Jesus existed in that part of the world and in that time is well-documented. He left a rather good foot-print in the literature of the time.
‘I do believe that the mentioned man is the son of God. My suggestion is not that Christians should reject or doubt the biblical text.
‘My suggestion is that we should read the text as it is, not as we think it is. We should read on the lines, not between the lines. The text of the Bible is sufficient. We do not need to add anything.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1289136/Jesus-died-cross-Christian-scholar-claims.html#ixzz1CcZbvQle
What is the Duty of Brother in Law for brother wife ?
Then Judah said to Onan, “Go in to your brother’s wife and perform the duty of a brother-in-law to her; raise up offspring for your brother.” But since Onan knew that the offspring would not be his, he spilled his semen on the ground whenever he went in to his brother’s wife, so that he would not give offspring to his brother. What he did was displeasing in the sight of the LORD, and he put him to death also. (NRSV)
Does Holy Books contain these instructions…. ?
Do you really think God will give such Orders?
write ur views in cmnts!
What gift you will give to your wife,if she save you from enemy,but While saving she touched enemy private part ??????
bible says Cut Off Her Hand!
“When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets: then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her.” (Deuteronomy 25:11-12) [KJV]
Lets Check in Other Versions,as It may be that we Intentionally used hatefull words,like they do…
Deuteronomy 25:11-12 (New International Version, ©2011)
11 If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts, 12 you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity.
Deuteronomy 25:11-12 (English Standard Version)
11“When men fight with one another and the wife of the one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of him who is beating him and puts out her hand and seizes him by the private parts, 12then you shall cut off her hand.(A) Your eye shall have no pity.
Deuteronomy 25:11-12 (The Message)
11-12 When two men are in a fight and the wife of the one man, trying to rescue her husband, grabs the genitals of the man hitting him, you are to cut off her hand. Show no pity.
You can verify the verses from here !
I know many Christians say this is from Old Testament[OT] and Not Applied today !
Fine,But think for a minute,
How many females faced this laws,may be they were 2000 yrs before,but still How can God allow this…!
think how many females faced the pain.What was there Value.
Is this Justice of GOD ? think,if you have answer,then write here !