There is no reason to reason to limit our studies to the Christian Scriptures. Only familiarity leads us in that direction.
There are a great many things wrong with the Jewish part of the the Christian Bible. It not only presents an arbitrary and dictatorial God, it presents a cruel one. Were there no innocent children in the world before the flood? Were there no innocent children among the Egyptians during the plagues? What was done to the people who were conquered by the followers of Moses? Read the Christian Bible from the beginning, from the book of Genesis, and look for kindness or cruelty. More than anything, there is cruelty.
It would be so much better if Jesus had repudiated what we call the Old Testament. But in Matthew 5:18 the quoted words are different:
In the King James Version of the Bible the text reads:
- For verily I say unto you, Till
- heaven and earth pass, one jot or one
- tittle shall in no wise pass from
- the law, till all be fulfilled.
The World English Bible translates the passage as:
- For most certainly, I tell you, until heaven
- and earth pass away, not even one smallest letter
- or one tiny pen stroke shall in any way pass away
- from the law, until all things are accomplished.
Until this church is properly organized and has at least one active congregation, there will be no church buildings. Of course the best way to acquire a congregation might be to have a building. If someone wants to donate one, that prospect will be considered. It would only be accepted when the church is properly organized and has someone to administer it.
The most attractive things about current religions are their art, architecture and music. Stained glass in good examples of ecclesiastical architecture is enormously appealing and forms an important part of our culture. Choirs and pipe organs are also of great cultural importance, as is the music written for churches.
There is little from traditional religious culture could not be used in buildings for the Church of The Godless Heaven. We look forward to a chance to adopt it.
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