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originally posted by: Entreri06
So basically your saying there are no real Christians, because I've never met some one like you described.
He's one of those speak in tongues charismatic dudes. I guess he worked with Kenneth Copeland for awhile. Really bizarre charismatic stuff. I've yet to see him roll around on the floor yet though.
originally posted by: Klassified
A real Christian will tell you that he is no better than you.
A real Christian will acknowledge that he is a sinner, and is not worthy of seeing the Face of God.
A real Christian does not put your sins above his.
A real Christian does not see himself as better than anyone.
You say all of this, and then you say this...
What you absolutely fail to see, or acknowledge, is that Christians appreciate those who are honestly and sincerely making the attempt to walk a better path - to turn from sin, to repent, to honestly try and sin no more, to avoid that which leads him to sin, and equally important - to be merciful to others.
...and nullify everything you said previously.
Why do I need to walk a better path, turn from sin, repent, and sin no more, when I don't believe in these biblical teachings to begin with? They are Christian. Not secular. They have nothing to do with me. This is one of the many issues with Christianity I have. They project their beliefs on everyone else, and expect those who aren't Christian to live by Christian doctrine. Presumptuous is not a strong enough word to describe the arrogance displayed by this kind of world-view.
You don't need to do ANY of that. You were given free will to do whatever you want.
It is common that anti-Christians apply everything to themselves. Me, Me, Me!
To people who absolutely don't care about trying any of those things, and to people who live for themselves first and foremost, this is viewed as an act of arrogance with an air of superiority.
It is impossible to see eye to eye with a man who insists that you are an asshole for trying to live a moral life.
I don't see Christians I know in my circle of friends, (I attend a mega church)
who are trying to control anyones personal lives,
other than the lives of their underage, at home children,
which all parents have a right to do, regardless of their religion or political bent.
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
Children are not property.
It's impossible to see eye to eye because even when you answer a question that you're being asked and all you get back is someone calling you a liar, that isn't a conversation happening.
originally posted by: WakeUpBeer
originally posted by: Seamrog
a reply to: Seamrog
ETA - there would also be no more dropping children off at daycare at 7:00am and picking them up at 6:00pm cause "I want a career too!"
That's an important one.
Hmm. what happened to their free will?
People are free to view their children as a gift, or as their personal property.
God grants them that freedom.