The appeal to opposition argument won't work here, either, my friend. I do not hate Xtians in general, nor do I hate Crakr in particular. Don`t make the mistake of interpreting debate and criticism as persecution.
You are the type of Xtian I can get a long with very well. We can agree, with an educated viewpoint, that the book is flawed. Your faith then, comes from within. It is more anecdotally spiritual in nature. You have found what works for you. So few in this life can say that. I actually applaud it.
It is the CrakrJak type, "fundy" Xtians that I have a problem with; the cherry-picking, interpreting Xtian who will twist and corrupt what is written to justify their bigotry and violent hatred for anyone who does not follow their particular brand of faith. That is true for any religion. They are wolves in sheep`s clothing.
acmoore92, go in peace, my friend. We have no quarrel.
Sunday, July 3, 2011 1:59:16 AM
Edit: I commend and salute the good Scotsman almightybob1. He and I had a solid, encouraging debate, without debasement or reprimand. Again, I give thanks, that even though people may not agree, there are still those who respect differences.
Sunday, July 3, 2011 1:55:50 AM
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. —John 15:18-20
I've tried to be reasonable, my friends, and tolerant of opposing views, and I believe that I`ve been successful. Therefore, I ask you to consider the type of people who frequent this site and peruse the comments, adding hateful, inflammatory speech without tolerant regard of others` beliefs. As I`ve said, a debate would be enthusiastically welcome; all I`ve received is condescending hate speech, and truly? It lifts my spirits--you`re just proving my beliefs to be true, and for that I thank you.