a reply to: LABTECH767
Maybe you haven't heard of Westboro because they've been BANNED from the UK entirely. Unfortunately, they are headquartered just an hour away from
where the venue for last night was.
I doubt Eddie had ever seen them before, either. They're our 'home grown' idiots...and we
don't even want to "claim" them! (You know how in
the old days there would be a 'village idiot', but when push came to shove from outsiders, at least their village claimed them and stuck up for them.
In this case, No. NO ONE wants them around.) You should look them up sometime and see how rabid they are.
As for Sodom and Gomorrah - a parable. A fairy tale, akin to Grimm's - a fable, like Aesop's. A myth like Noah and Hercules. A cultural legend,
like Adam and Eve; or the Australian Bushmen's "dream time."
Look, LABTECH, I have been through the 'forest of faith' - all of the trails, all of the classes; since infancy - and came out the other side. There
can show say or show me, nor are there any youtube vids or debates or charismatic preachers or popes or jihadists
that will 'convert' me. 'Well-done-you' for "trying" (I guess?), if you think that's what Jesus wanted/wants you to do. At least you weren't a total
ass about it...Simply consider your effort a bit of time wasted barking up the wrong tree...in good faith', of course. At least in my case.
The only thing that will convince me, and even Eddie mentioned this last night - is if God Himself shows up here, in front of EVERYONE. Not just "one
guy in a cave", or some putz in a "dream", or even an NDE. NDEs are the closest thing to real evidence, and some of them have definitely impressed
me. I also studied with a woman who sees beyond the veil, who talks about angels and guides, teachers and reincarnation...and even a prime Source.
But saying "it's Jesus or nothing" will never, ever work for me. As for fearsome NDEs, I think those people saw what they subliminally 'constructed'
for themselves in this lifetime. Read the Tibetan Book of the Dead for more insight into that.
You see, I don't believe in "eternal damnation in hell" - and trust me, I've received the full palate of 'remedies' for my 'uncertainty.' I'm afraid
my agnosticism is incurable unless the guy himself shows up. If it happens in my lifetime, hey, I'm all for signing up, and will humbly apologize.
Having said that, I've had a few paranormal experiences that HAVE convinced me of unseen agents - benevolent guardian spirits/angels - even messages
from beyond...I have no argument against them...and trust in them.
Beyond that, well - there's no nasty, moody, tyrannical "guy in the sky" keeping tabs on my mistakes. Having unseen support and helpers is one thing.
Believing in a brutal absentee boss is quite another.
I choose who I will take orders from, based on their characters. Jesus the man? Fine. His "Dad" as gossiped about in the Bible? Mmmm no.
At least you weren't as horrendously pushy and spiteful as some who have tried. I forgive you for calling me an ignorant, bigotted, bully.
edit on 6/21/2014 by BuzzyWigs because: (no reason given)