Mat 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Mat 22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
Mat 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Mat 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Many people in the past who have made the claim to be "servants of Christ" have enslaved, tortured, and slaughtered people. many "Christians" have even done so to other "Christians". read about the inquisition and about the Jesuits slaughtering the Huguenots and any might wonder about the Lord these folks claim to serve. servants ought to reflect the will of their masters, should they not? how can anyone reconcile the words above with such actions as these? can you find anywhere in scripture, Jesus calling for his followers to commit torture and murder? people have a real problem in their process of belief, many, many times you can find examples of opinion having little or nothing to do with the pertinent facts. how can a "christian" torture another person thinking he is loving his neighbor as he does himself? people are nuts. and I can't explain it. the best way one can get to the truth is to get as close to the facts as best they can, if you want truth of Christ, you would have to go to the Bible, read it, understand it. what you get from other people is OPINION. if you're looking for facts you'd best do your reading yourself. When looking at what any person or group has to offer, you will find both good thoughts and bad, if you learn anything in life, it's that people are flawed at some deep level in their psyche. some worse than others. some are full of more bad idea's than good and some vice versa. knowing this, I choose to start with the fact of the one person who claimed to BE God, that was quite an audacious claim, was it not? one that should be easy enough to examine as whoever would make such a claim would either have to be pretty much wholly bad as the chief liar of the ages or telling the truth, ya can't come up with any middle ground in that claim, can you, such a person would have to be exceptional one way or the other! think about it! most of us are chock full of inner conflict, we can't even live up to our own standard. is not such a person as this Christ Jesus worthy of examination? could not one learn from such? you be the judge. look for yourself what the Jesus expected of his followers by his own word, not by the word of those who obviously did not and do not follow his word or example.