04-18-2006, 06:11 PM
I do not understand the need for the "relentless" activism against Christians that disapprove of homosexuality. It seems just as much a right to disapprove of homosexual behavior as to accept homosexuality Biblically.
I am hoping to get to know why and how people view their differences between each other.
In Christ there can be no hatred or violence.
There can be divisions that cause people to seperate but no strife.
I do feel concern about "hate crimes" laws criminalizing Christians. Not that the Church wouldn't be safe, but that God would not allow this to happen without consequences.
I love many people. I don't qualify them or the love I have for them.
Hi to all.
04-19-2006, 07:29 AM
It's nice to meet you.
I'm not much of a debater, (debator? apparently I'm not much of a speller either. ;) ) but there are people here who do get into that sort of thing. Good luck on your journey. :)
04-19-2006, 07:33 AM
It doesn't appear to me that you're here to learn anything other than how you can better convince others that you are right and we are wrong.
From what I've read of your posts so far, your not studying or learning anything because you're not listening, you're telling.
If you believe that your version of the Bible is the only correct one that exists, and your interpretations of it are the only correct interpretations that exist, so be it. You are right, and we are ALL wrong. You win, more room in heaven for you.
I don't worship a God like that. I don't worship a God who would allow for even ONE question as to the veracity of Love's word. And I am NOT ABOUT TO BELIEVE that somehow, some way, the THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS of people who brought us the Bibles we know today, all the humans who told the stories from generation to generation to generation, then all those who wrote those stories down, the original autographs, and then all those who made copies upon copies upon copies of those autographs, and then all those who found SOME OF those scrolls and scripts and then all those who did their best to reconstitute those scrolls so they could be readable and then all those who interpreted and continue to reinterpret those scripts and then all those who translated and retranstlated those scripts and then all those who picked and chose which particular scripts they wanted to be included in the finished "Bibles," ALL OF WHOM WERE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ORIGINAL SIN, were somehow, someway, ALSO "inerrent."
Obviously an "All Powerful God" could have done better. Meaning the mountainous plethora of mistakes and contradictions and potential misunderstanding that are the result of that finished product were by design. You wanna reach me, start there.
To be clear, I don't mention Original Sin because I read it in a book, I mention it because I KNOW what it is because I KNOW what it means.
No one disputes your freedom to believe ABSOLUTELY anything you want to believe. But please don't parade around here as though you have any intention of learning or studying, so far I've seen none of it.
I can respect people who want to be judgemental and think they are right no matter what as long as they're honest about it.
What I hate is when people say that they love me and then attempt to show me that love by DISMISSING my first hand eye witness testimony. How would you like to be treated like that?
Christianity is the Golden Rule, from the mouth of God itself, Jesus. If you disagree with that you have nothing to offer, and as far as I've seen, you place more importance in a book. I don't need a book to know to know that it's best to treat others the way I would want to be treated.
If you don't know that you ARE eternal life right now, YOU'RE missing something.
I don't need a book to tell me about God because I KNOW God. You ask me about God.
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