Well. This is shaping into an interesting convesation. Interesting because my original intent was to highlight the dearth of interaction with the regulars of this forum and those impacted (I sometimes have trouble using this word- it brings to mind the surface of the moon- no air- craters and lifeless) by the ERide. Interesting- because it seems to have motivated some self-questioning.
Originally Posted by Rick336
I have actually deleted some of my own posts after posting them here because I felt they were too controversial.
That's why I sometimes feel like I need to keep my viewpoint in the closet in this forum so I don't drive anybody away or hurt the cause of Soulforce. After all, this is a Christian based organization founded by a Christian leader.
So maybe I need to chill. I don't know.
I've deleted a few of my own in past weeks because I posted some cheeky
stuff and thought better of it. But I wasn't being controversial. Far from it. It was just me being pissy.
Now. I am very much AGAINST your not posting because you think your views are not orthodox, that is, Christian
enough. They count very much here. My feeling is that we can only understand our own point of view when we see it highlighted by another point of view. Kinda like studying a foreign language. One learns one's own much better in the proccess.
BTW- This Buddha Boy loved The God Delusion
Originally Posted by labguy22
I already know what I think about a topic and I enjoy hearing from Scotty, Zerbie, Daniel and the many others who are not Christian.
What? I'm not a Christian?!
No. I guess I am not. At least not as others are. I took a different road after I came out and left the AoG church. Went 'East'. And believe me, the sights out there are very interesting. My own opinion is that we could all stand a little travel away from home. May be the only way to know what home actually is. Cue the Wizard of Oz
There's no place like home!
Now. To come full circle (sort of), I want to reiterate that I don't think the issue here is the deleting of posts.
So I think we can go easy on Steve. My sense is that - for one reason or another- people aren't showing up here as they have in the past!
Getting to the bottom of that. That's what I'm concerned about.