Thank you all, esp. dbrandt for your replies. Sorry about my own delay in doing so.
Very wise words, but probably better directed at the author of the original thread I was referring to. However, thank you for your kind words.
Please go back and contribute to the original thread, I am sure it would be appreciated!!
Jehosephat......I love your little jumping Jehosephat animation...I giggled like a little girl for a full 20 mins after seeing it!!!
But to counter the point you made....
personally i have found it is easier to bring have a person seek faith, then prove faith to them
It IS easier to brainwash someone who is willing to be brainwashed than to explain your case in a rational fashion to someone in control of their
commen and good sense. The stage remains open to you to do more than spew glib ad-libs taken from the manual of 'speaking your truth' by Jehovah
witness/mormon/other cults et al.......
And finally Mr. dbrandt.....
The "I" that I used in that response in that thread, was meant to be God saying this. Only God can change a person.
So 'God' speaks through you now? How thrilling! Claims of channeling the almighty himself? It was you, however that offered these insights to me and
not God as far as I can remember.
I can certainly answer questions and give info from what I know concerning the Bible.
Not interested. The bible has no relevance to me, no relevance to the real world and certainly no relevance to the topics being discussed on these
boards. Never the less, you and the other nests of 'Christians' insist on spewing ad nauseum bible passages to back up your arguments. Much to the
chagrin of those of us who prefer to back up our arguments with logic, however rusty, with something more than regurgitated passages from dusty
God doesn't want you to know Him through me
Yet here we are. I take it you were confirmed? Did you get the little slap on the cheek? It was symbolic. Here is the real deal. Pucker up.
He wants you to know Him first hand
I try. Every day through the actions of ordinary people. None of them christians. None of them spewing bible passages in some insane christian pi$$ing
Daily Bible reading is a start.
Down the dark road to ignorance if you ask me. How about Daily talking to people from the real world. Or even daily reading of other religious
tomes??? The Torah? The Koran? The Hitch-hikers guide to the Galaxy??
And simply, like a child would ask a parent for a drink of water and receive it, ask God to reveal Himself to you, and He will.
How about we all talk like adults. If there is a God, then surely he made me in such a way as to question, especially to question mindless DOGMA. I
will not blindly accept, I will not bury my head in endless sands of ritual and ancient discourse, I choose to live in the real world and address
problems with real solutions and opinions.
How about you?