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Post by Mutant Matt on Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:04 pm

One comes to mind that, to me, would teach to take care of those in need because you don't know who they might be or what they might become. I don't need a reason to be kind to others, but feel this story could teach a good moral lesson.

Matthew 25:34-36 Then the king will say to those at his right hand, "Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me."
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Post by Mutant Matt on Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:06 pm

On the other hand though, It also teaches how to treat slaves, that women should not teach or try to tell a man what to do, and that anyone different is evil. These of course we would consider bad Moral lessons.
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Post by Timinator on Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:50 pm

Many of Jesus's teachings in the Bible are morally good, some of them even a bit over-the-top (making "turn the other cheek" a primary goal in life is probably not the best idea). Most of the "good moral stories" cited by Christians though are usually revolving around the exaltation of blind faith in God, which is not necessarily moral in and of itself as that has led many people down some very dark paths. 

I would like to post some specific stories / teachings at a later point when I have more time. 

Mark is the shortest of the gospels and focuses mostly on Jesus's teachings and actions, if you're interested in getting a (reasonably) quick synopsis of what Jesus was supposedly all about. 

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+1
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Post by Mutant Matt on Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:15 am

Proof that Christians rarely know there Bible, in most cases they just reiterate the garbage spewed at them in church and none of it is in context.
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