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I went to catholic school and we were never encouraged to evangelicize. In high school we actually spent more time studying comparative religion and were required to attend services of other faiths.
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
So, by extrapolation......
if ISIS members are discussing something among themselves about their religion,
then there's no sense in anyone needing to interject their disbelief....
originally posted by: TNMockingbird
a reply to: Deny Arrogance
I wasn't aware of that (Catholic experience).
My birth Mother was catholic and that is my only experience with that religion, her stories.
I suppose I had preconceived notions about that religion.
What you might not understand is why some Christians look forward to discussing their faith with nonbelievers .........it is due to love.
We are commanded to love our neighbor and that includes everyone.
originally posted by: Ghost147
I've noticed that I talk about religion, or address particular posts that are religious for three reasons (Generally):
1) because I'm honestly curious about a particular fact within someone's religion
2) I wonder how a person can believe in a particular part, or all of their religion when seemingly logical fallacies within their religion are intrinsic to it
3) (and by far the most common) a religious person makes a claim about something based on a false premise or misunderstanding of the topic at hand (and so I provide them information that shows how their information is inaccurate)
So, why can't I ask about your religion in general?
Why can't I see something that seems illogical and ask how you've overcome that trait?
Why can't I correct a person who is using incorrect information in an argument?
I would expect anyone and everyone to act the same way towards everything I think about or believe in. To go through life without asking a humble question or simply ignoring someone when they are in a position of fallacy isn't living, it's just being a shell of a person with blinders on, ready to work, sleep, eat, repeat and die.
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: DeathSlayer
What you might not understand is why some Christians look forward to discussing their faith with nonbelievers .........it is due to love. We are commanded to love our neighbor and that includes everyone.
I understand that is your motive.
I am addressing, rather, the "Christians" who get incensed (disturbed and kerfuffled and pissed off) that 'non-Christians' would have the audacity to participate in "their" threads.....
fact is, not all of the world believes the things that "American Christians" believe.
I have no objection to reaching out on behalf of love.
I just hope you all understand that those of us who are not "Christian" in your book are indeed perfectly aware of the 'bottom line' that Jesus taught.
You don't have a monopoly on truth.
originally posted by: ApparentlyStupid
a reply to: DISRAELI
If one had a thread discussing aliens and they used a bogus video as part of their discussion, the validity of said video is paramount. Would it be fair to dismiss someone pointing out the bad video? The same can apply to any religious discussion. The credibility of the source material is always part of the discussion or its not an intelligent discussion.
originally posted by: Tucket
Travelling the boards, Ive noticed that various atheists seem to be disgruntled former xtians who were fed christianity by fundie parents... Now that theyve liberated themselves, they feel the need (or just for funsies) to try and talk sense (or belittle) into those silly Christians who still hold faith.