reply to post by Simplynoone
Was Jesus also guilty of pride? Why did they call him humble? Because a man tells you their honest opinion and view on things, that makes them
guilty of pride?
See, the thing about accusing people of such things, is that the only way you can do it is to be guilty of the same thing to a higher degree.
You scold me for thinking I am right, and that others are wrong - yet you do the same exact thing don't you? The reason you don't like me is
because you think I am wrong, and that you are right. So why do you accuse me, and then pretend you do not?
The truth is, every man(woman) will think they are right. This is just a fact of life, and rather than scolding people for it, you should understand
it as part of the experience. Because if someone thought they were wrong, they would simply CHANGE THEIR MIND.
I have yet to meet a single person in my life who purposely say things they thought were wrong. Except of course unless it's a deliberate lie for
personal profit, see plenty of that. But in how the person really is, EVERYONE thinks they are right.
So of course I think I'm right. I thought I was right when I was an atheist too. But when I found out I was wrong, I CHANGED MY MIND. See how
that works? You do the exact same things, so please quit with the accusations.
In order to push another down, we must first put ourselves above them.
Such goes with the terroritory. How do you expect me to "fix" that which you accuse me of?
Am I to shrink down for the comfort of others?
Am I to pretend(lie) and post as if I do not know?
Am I to post as if I think I am wrong?
OR, is what you really want is for me to either post in agreement with your opinion, and never dare debate you, or just shut up?
I am the one who only wants to hear themselves according to you, yet you claim to put me on ignore, say you won't respond to me, and so forth. Yet I
am the guilty one who refuses to listen to others?
As for Math, I use Math to show the difference between acceptance and understanding. Because most all people understand math, it is an easy example
to express the difference. As you have understanding of math, then you yourself can see there is a difference between accepting and repeating 1+1=2
and actually understanding math.
And I show that because it is the same thing with these things. That there is a difference in understanding what the bible says, and repeating it.
It is like a PARABLE, and is used to convey understanding.
Why is that SO important to me? Because knowledge of the holy is understanding. I do it so that people can maybe start to see what Jesus is really
saying, and why it is so good, rather than being bombarded with people who do not understand and use fear to get religious converts.
10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
The only reason that should be disturbing to you is if you know you lack that understanding. We always deny in others what we ourselves lack.
Thus, you deny it in me, and find it disturbing.
But chin up, because I have told you many times - you are still blessed. Being poor in spirit is not a sin.