posted on Oct, 20 2010 @ 01:43 AM
I've read the first 8 pages and then read the jist of the rest.
It is amazing how many people on ATS can't read.
Let me quote:
Originally posted by gatorboi117[...]This is a story that, although I don’t believe at all, has completely changed my
[...] let me tell you a little about myself: [...]I am a devout Christian, and believe the Bible to be absolutely true. (Please, this thread is not
to debate the authority of Scripture … leave that out for now). [...]
That should answer about half of the posts!
@ OP & Topic:
Congratulations mate! You've understood how to be a real christian! (I'm sure no one was expecting that one!
Let me explain with an example:
Everybody knows the situation. You're driving along on a nice sunny day on a dry road when you catch up with a car doing about half the speed it
could/should be! After several minutes of (most probably) swearing and pushing you're blood pressure way too high, you finally manage to overtake and
see that the driver is a very old man who is clinging on to the wheel.
Here are 3 possible reactions.
The human or 'worldly' reaction:
"That old ***t shouldn't be on the road!!! Why haven't they taken his licence away yet??! Etc. etc.
The 'Christian' or 'holy-guy' reaction:
"God give me patience! I know I shouldn't be angry at my fellow human beings, but...! "
The empathic reaction:
"Poor man! Probably worked more hours then I ever will in his life and now his body is giving up. I hope he enjoys whereever he is driving to.
Thankfully he hasn't lost his licence yet. [i}God.... Please guide him home safely!"
@ Christians: WWJD? What do you
If the story has helped people to become more empathic, then the story has made the world a better place and is therefore good.
I agree with the posters saying the story is very
Oh and BTW, what on earth were all those posts about saying the OP can't be 17 and wise?! I had similar thoughts when I was younger, doesn't make me
wise (but sure shows how foolish other teenagers are/were :p )!