Check out this interesting answer on Yedda
Did Adam and Eve have belly buttons?
This just caught my eye, as I was setting out to get to your "Mary touching Jesus" issue. (PS Shouldn't we be changing 'Topics'? --we are far from the Belly Button question, and it easy to get 'lost' when multiple issues are all over the place in the same thread.)
You quote John Adams: "The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole carloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity." John Adams was absolutely right here. I am a Christian, and I agree with his statement wholeheartedly! This just shows me that he really must have been a Christian. Notice, he said "Nowhere in the Gospels do we find..." He was defending true Christianity! Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole carloads of other foolish trumpery is not found in Christ's church, started on Pentacost, 33 AD, in Jerusalem. The Catholic Church was started over 300 years later, patterned after the Roman Empire. Protestantism and denominationalism, the 'Apostles Creed' and the like are not scriptural, and are not the true church of Christ, which we find starting in the book of Acts. Yes! it seems, at least by what you show here, that John Adams was indeed a Christian, but he was offended by what was going on in the name of Christianity, not Christianity itself. --dc
Answered by DonColeCartoons on January 03, 2009
View the entire discussion on Yedda