Folks, I didn't expect things to blow up like this. My bad.
A Thing of Eternity wrote:Just because someone has gotten something wrong in their interpretation of a religion does not disqualify them from being members of said religion if they really believe they are right and are attempting to do the right thing as per their god's instructions.
I've gone over this twice already, and since you weren't paying attention, I'll do it again. I was wrong to say “Those people aren't Christians”. That was just my opinion and I should not have stated it as a fact. Again, in the future I'll be more careful. Maybe you'll see this the third time around. I was wrong, I was wrong, I was wrong! Are you reading this? As to your other two statements, well... I proved you wrong and that's that. I hope you can move past this... I really do. I was wrong. I was wrong, and I really hope that makes you feel well enough to let go of this, but really, I don't think you will.
Nekhrun wrote:More like your non-statement statements tell us more about you then an actual opinion might have.
Also, I'm quite certain I've read the bible (including multiple translations) many more times than you have. And you should realize that to Christians, the words of Jesus trump what Paul wrote. I think you have a fundamental misunderstanding of the texts. Especially since, as you say, you're not a Christian. Unless you've lived in that world it would be hard to understand how they live with the cognitive dissonance of their contradictory beliefs.
Belief in Jesus as God's son=Christian. Hypocritical behavior and a screw-up here and there don't get your membership revoked.
Non-statements? You're the one blowing hot air. You say you know so much, but your writing doesn't show it. Next you'll tell me that you studied at the University of the Pacific.
Nekhrun wrote:Hey, I was a pretty damn good one.
If you say so, I'll just have to take your word for it. The balls on this guy...
Again folks, I was wrong to say those people aren't Christians- around people like you (not all of you, many of you were smart enough to stay out of this. I should have kept my mouth shut. Do you see where stating your opinions will get you?). I was wrong, and I'm sorry that I offended you (some of you). I mean, I am really sorry. I didn't mean to get on your shit list, but such is life. I hope I
can move past this. It's going to be awkward in the other threads...
I bring nothing to the table.