reply to post by kingswillquiver
Well, that's fine, for the record I don't find Christianity detestable, I find some of it's practitioners so - but that's different. I actually
think Christianity has some sound basis as a system for living and a lot of the rules of Christianity seem based in Kindness - which is a good thing.
I just have "issues" in believing in what I perceive to be a mythical being... however that's not the point, I just wanted you to be clear on my
position and I'd also like to assure you the only offense that you have caused is in your avoidance of sound rational debate - youu can detest me,
it's fine, it's the internet, I doubt we'd ever meet in person.
So, you have carte blanche to say what you like and I won't be offended, unless it's by you avoiding reasonable, calm debate.
If you would be kind enough to address these points I have made:
I've read up on Free masonry and regardless of the "Belief in a supreme being" it seems you can still be a christian/buddhist/whatever... now that
sounds like a fairly tolerant organisation, so the OP doesn't ring true. Also, so what if some people deny jesus was the son of god? It's their
belief, not yours and to post reactionary (troll) threads doesn't seem at all tolerant or compassionate, more like a cheap attempt to garner S&Fs and
hammer home an ill-thought out argument... these tend to be the worst sort of threads on here, usually constituting of a knee-jerk, single-paragraphed
rant - you can then compare that to other threads where people have obviously researched and put thought into constructing their arguments, these seem
to run for at least a few paragraphs and have links to references, as opposed to anecdotal "he said/she said" quotes...
As for the title of this post, it just begs the question "So what?" and also gives the thread a somewhat sensationalist/tabloid bent. As for the
"Gang-posting" statement, that really is a weak and flawed argument, that seems to have been invited by the headline - what do you expect when ATS
is known to have Masonic members???
AND!!! I restate it here I am not a Mason, but it seems from posts I've read, that they're able to make coherent arguments and back them up with
decent research, yet using the bible as evidence is a little shaky considering the contention about who wrote it, when and the various interpretations
of it over the numerous years.
Also, how do you respond to my statement that you are Trolling this thread and your comment about my avatar and accordingly your implication of a
religious belief due to it were frankly juvenille and baiting.