Ok I posted a blog that was an essay on my lack of faith and got this as a comment:
"Our Father in heaven,
help us to honor your name."
"I will praise thy name for ever and ever..
Great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised;
And his greatness is unsearchable."
I responded with:
Hello voice[his/her name] I welcome challenge, it lets me know if my belief is flawed. However I don't take challenge laying down either. Now your biggest flaw to your challenge is that you assume I believe the bible is true or even holy. I guess you missed the part in my essay where I state I don't take things at face value, question almost everything, and I never take fear, tradition, or "god did it" as proof. Now I'll look at your quotes...
6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
6:10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. "Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven." Is God's will always done in heaven?
6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.
6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
You left out the part where it is a prayer and since I don't pray it doesn't mean a whole lot to me.
145:2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
145:3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
Alright you like your god a whole lot got it. However...
145:8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
145:9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
149:6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;
149:7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
149:8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
149:9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.
How is your Lord 'gracious and full of compassion' when he wants his children to have 'a two-edged sword in their hand; to execute vengeance' 'and punishments upon the people'? And that is just sticking to Psalms.
PS- how did you find my blog?[he/she randomlly commented so I'm wondering is they are stalking me...]
This is sort of asking if I responded effectively, but also why he might choose those verses. Plus if you could tell me what they really mean, as in what the words would mean at the time or the historical background. I know its a lot, but Rook I know you would probably be the best one to ask on this team. A simple link to a place where I can find the answer would be fine if you don't really want to go into detail.