"Religion, the doctrine and theology, ensures that, regardless of route, you'll wind up in the right place, if you happen to subscribe to that
You've earlier stated, that only one religion can be true (or most 'truest'), but with your usual semantic fabulations, it's now convenient that all
the numerous 'christian' sects suddenly only disagree on which scenic route, they are taking. I'm sad to repeat it, but you should really consider
doing some homework, and general semantics and epistemology would be a good place to start.
You'll not re-invent the wheel for me, but I'll take the time to introduce you to the world of functional communication.
'The map is not the territory'.
A sentence not so difficult to understand to any person with average intelligence. Nonetheless you seem to suffer from the illusion, that if you only
present a 'christian' map, repeat a few zillion times that it's the true map of a true territory, then (contrary to all common sense and other
epistemological tools) your fairyland-territory will exist. And not only that, it will be the 'true' fairyland.
You are your own living proof of a need to get outside the holy bubble and get some contact with the real world outside. The scholastics used your
kind of manipulative argumentation, but that's centuries ago, and the world has moved on. These days a map must prove it's value, but...
.....your quote: "Prove what?"
Obviously you still have the impression, that your authority alone is enough to silence opposition. That's how you run your congregation, like some
miniature totalitarian system? You tell people how to think, you dig up dirt, misquote... as you've done here?
"Religion is the ultimate search for the truth."
To me it looks like the ultimate search for lies.
"I do not believe that IAMIAM, Bogomil or Michael has the correct path, and it is incumbent on me to, at the very least, give you a clear
understanding of Christianity (not Gnostic Christianity or "checkbox Christianity") to allow you to accept or reject it on its own terms."
How can YOU give anybody a clear understanding of christianity, seeing as you obviously know less about it than most individuals on this thread. You
have accused a participant here of paranoia, to me it seems more likely, that you yourself suffer from megalomania.
"The decision is yours, not mine. And, although it may seem insensitive, I don't really care whether you accept it or not, because although I would be
happy to have another member of Christ's community, your decision is between you and God."
Oh dear, oh dear. You really do believe your own semantic shufflings, don't you? You reek of missionary zeal, but you don't 'care' if you can bring a
few more lambs to your dark masters? And what 'God'? Your god, the demiurge, who just wants blood and submission (I'm convinced he exists). Or IAM's
God (I hope he exists).
Do you really believe, that you can fool anyone (except the zombies), by selling the same old manure just by giving it a new wrapping?
edit on 9-10-2010 by bogomil because: Changed the word c..p to manure, as we can't have any dirty fighting here