franco b wrote:SteveZee wrote:If there are false Prophets that suggests that there are real ones?
Yes, there have been lots of them.Gandhi for one. In governance I think Jefferson was another as was Madison. Was Hemingway another with his uncanny ability to say without saying? How about Ayn Rand? Was her belief in the sanctity of the individual just a lot of nonsense?
That so many aspiring practitioners of a religion are failures does not discredit the many saintly people among all the major religions.
I have never met what I would consider a truly holy man or woman but have met some whose lives shine from simple faith. That simplicity was what Emerson and Thoreau preached (two more prophets) and which is so hard to accomplish given the distractions and false ideals common to all ages.
Cap wrote:I went to 12 yrs of Catholic School and I was never abused by a priest, only sprinkled with holy water from time to time. Catholic school molded me into what I am today. I think I turned out ok.
ALL of our founding fathers were horrible men cause they were ok with slavery.... terry, see my point?