reply to post by moocowman
Ahh, Moocowman, how's it going? I see you're still pretty mad about the situation at your daughter's school that we talked about a couple of
days ago. That's all right, as I said then, I don't blame you.
But dude, just to clarify, you do realize, don't you, that Christians are not uniformly mindless automatons in our beliefs? I personally have
absolutely no problem or conflict of viewpoint with the major scientific precepts I was taught in school. In fact my entire Christian family are avid
readers of various scientific magazines and journals. We have doctors, engineers, biologists and so forth in our family.
Some Christians choose to take the King James or other English translations of the Bible completely literally, thus denying all reasonable evidence
that would conflict with these interpretations. That is vexing but that is their choice and as long as we agree on "Love one another as you love
yourselves" we try to just let it be. No, I don't debate such Christians myself. Pointless. Let God reveal his truths to each person in their own
Others, like myself, have come over time to understand the difficulties and errors at arriving at these translations. This in no way dilutes my faith
or my enthusiasm for Christianity. It has taken me well over thirty years as well as a short stint in militant atheism to finally realize
Christianity is too big to be confined or explained in one written tome. It's a process, not a document or a one-time conversion. It is a lifelong
commitment God makes to US, and even if we stray he will always re-reveal himself when we are ready to seek him.
I would never seek to convert you and that's why I stuck up for your position on your other post about your daughter's school. If you want Christ
you'll seek him and he'll take it from there. What I would do as a Christian is pray that people do choose to seek God. And when the APPROPRIATE
opportunity arises in my life, I bear witness. That appropriate opportunity is dictated by courtesy, respect and compassion. The true Gospel, which
means "Good News" by the way, stands on its own merits and need not be forced unwelcome upon anyone. Nor should it be. I do apologize that the
message does get hammered at people.
Where the scriptures DO make sense is when they invite people to seek and promise that if they open their minds, humble their hearts, they will indeed
find the understanding of the LIVING God (not the ancient book) that they seek.
If you're not seeking, don't worry Moo, I won't bother you. I do quite like and enjoy you the way you are. This topic is brilliant and any topic
that mentions not just the dodo bird but the platypus is full of win in my opinion!
By the way, to me, the Platypus is evidence that God has a sense of humor.