Originally Posted by BrianB
Grandma countered that since Jesus was fully God and fully man that Jewish people believed already in their messiah.
I ~Love~ that point... That's always when I have the most trouble discussing things... People get so set in seeing things ~only one way~, so Black and White... Partially, I think, because they worry about "being lukewarm" (from revelations)... I can be Cold, indifferent to peoples feelings, if they tread on mine, just to distance myself from them... but I can be Hot, as in Passionate about what I speak of, when I show how different passages can have different meanings, depending on the context, the person reading it, the ~vocabulary~ of the person reading it, and the softness or hardness of their hearts, etc...
The other thing I notice often, is that the louder and more fiercely people cling to a specific view, especially a view that ~hurts~, or ~hurts someone else~... the less likely they seem to want to let go of it... I had to see that in myself, first, before I could even start to let go... Sometimes I wonder if we're all just addicted to suffering =/
Broadening ones understandings, does not a lukewarm person make... although it's made a few lukewarm cups of tea for me, forgetting it on the counter if I'm in the middle of reading something... but then, I don't like hot tea all that much anyways ;-)