Do you believe the Bible sayings attributed to Jesus about peace and love, etc . . .
- were never plausible advice for living life properly
- may have been plausible advice for living life properly at one time but are no longer possible
- were plausible advice for living life properly then and remain so today
- other – please explain
Regardless of whether one believes Jesus was born to a virgin or was the son of God any more than the rest of us, most people would admit that the Bible makes him out to be a really good person and attributes some good quotes to him. But how plausible is his advice? For example . . .
Does this mean if someone physically assaults you you should not fight back? No more self-defense classes, just turn the other cheek.
Does it really mean you should give to every person who asks of you – every moocher, deadbeat and panhandler?
Does it mean after the terrorists attacked the US on 9/11, the US should not have gone across the world invading nations and killing people, but should have shown its love for the terrorists?
How can one not judge in modern society? Civil and criminal litigation should be abolished, because it is wrong to find one person liable to another or to find a person guilty of a crime? Is that what it means?
Do these types of sayings make any sense? Did they ever?