While I still had atheist and agnostic leanings, I've had my share of dishonest debate opponents in this blog. Now that I believe in Christianity, I've gotten a new dishonest debate partner in Shalmo.
Shalmo's first post on the subject seems to suggest merely that Jesus died for original sin and that alone. (Feb 19 7:15 pm in comments over here on this thread) This of course, is factually incorrect, as I've pointed out on that thread.
Then Shalmo talks to me about empathy with the Jews while Shalmo himself is anti-Israel. (same thread as before).
After that, Shalmo blows Sermon on the Mount waaaaay outta proportion and confuses the whole saved-by-faith-or-works thing in Christianity. over here
Wait, the joke continues.
Shalmo brings up the issue of inheritance with regard to the Israelite monarchy and eventually the messiah himself.
Bottom line is, the prophecies simply promise that the messiah will be a descendant of King David. The prophicies don't promise that the messiah will be the direct heir to the throne should the throne actually still exist, and to suggest that is simply an assumption not based on the Bible.
Now, let's grant for the moment that inheritance is an issue. Shalmo's whole argument is to be like a five year old and hold his hands to his ears and cry waaaaaaaaaah I'm not listening whenever facts are brought up that contradict his assertions.
Shalmo says and repeats again (in this thread), "In Judaism, Islam, and every singe semetic faith title gets passed down by biological father." OK so, never mind the Zelophehad incident. Never mind that traditional Judaism is passed down maternally. Never mind that if being ashkenaz or sephardic can't be passed down paternally, it's passed down maternally ........... waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah I can't hear you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just wish that Shalmo would look up answers to his issues with Christianity himself instead of harassing me with his issues.
The biggest joke of all is that Shalmo suggested humanistic judaism to me, which of course, supports abortion (on an institutional level, there can of course be individual pro-lifers in that movement). If you support killing innocent fetuses for personal convenience, don't call yourself humanistic.