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Unless you actually know Searching4Truth, it is truly in bad taste to ascribe motives to him/her.
I know that comes across as confrontational, and I apologize for that,
but when you say that someone loaths the Bible, the words of Christ, is filled with hatred and can't love those that God created you come across as arrogant, supercillious and a bit off your rocker.
Perhaps, I'll understand you when you quit speaking gibberish.
You quote the Bible, then say it's irrelevant.
Unless you are psychic or have had an extensive relationship with Searching4Truth, you have no way of knowing those things. Any attempt to back up your claims by referencing the discussion in this thread would be tenuous at best and sophistry at worst.
Again, I apologize if that came across as harsh or rude.
Originally posted by The Matrix Traveller
reply to post by searching4truth
It was you how responded first or have you lost your memory too.
My first reply to you was at the top of the page, no memory loss, there is a written record.
First post: Maybe I'm reading your post incorrectly, but I find it a little ironic that you argue Jesus did not order a Bible, by citing the Bible.
You didn't clarify that I was incorrect in my interpretation you just cited Bible verses and went on to discuss "the Romans" and their lack of authority and how Jesus didn't want any of it.
I use the words of Jesus Christ rather than my own, for He is far, far Greater than me.
Looks like you loath your own bible as the words I quoted were Not mine but Jesus Christ’s through The Carpenters.
How can you claim to be a Christian with so much hatred in your heart, hating both your bible and what Jesus said?
That's quite a leap there. I have no problem with the verses, I have a problem when the person quotes verses with little to no personal commentary on why you are posting them, or why one finds them relevant to the point you are trying to make. From the beginning of our banter I was unclear exactly what your point is (and requested this), but somehow you have come to some conclusion as the quality of my character.......by requesting for you to state your position.
Hating the Bible or Jesus, is completely untrue. I never said anything in that regard, or even in my personal feeling toward you. Which for the record, I do not hate you, I don't even know you, all I asked was for you to clarify your position in your own words, you still have failed to do so, with the exception of your little slam posting. Did you not find any relevant verses for that?
My position is, and has been,that on the one hand you continually cite Bible verses, fine, I have no issue with that. But when you previously stated that Jesus did not personally commission the Bible or the Church and then use that exact text to "prove" your point and somehow by default prove the RCC is invalid or somehow at least more invalid than any other Christian church falls short and proves nothing. You also say that you are quoting from "my Bible" is that as opposed to yours? Where exactly do you fall on the religious or spiritual spectrum?
So why did you write back?
Perhaps you have felt some truth in the words I wrote, which have touched on a sore point?
I have no ill thoughts toward you but it appears you can't Love those who God Created through Jesus Christ.
But as I have said this is what the Roman church has produced by infiltrating fear into their followers to the point they loath what has been Created through Jesus Christ.
I am sincere in what I say, all the very, very best in your search 4 the truth...
As one day I know you will surely find it...
No, no sore points I am completely comfortable in who I am and what I believe. It seems to me that the accusations you throw at me, someone you do not know, and who said nothing that could in anyway be misconstrued as an outright personal attack of hatred toward you might better be stated in the mirror.
I have no ill will toward general Christians (those of the non Catholic variety), I have many family and friends that fall into that category, and we get along very well.
For the record, the RCC has never instilled fear in me of itself, of Jesus, or of anything else. I am sorry that for whatever reason you have such a personal gripe with the Church, but that is your issue. For someone who speaks of love it seems once again ironic that rant about the evils of the Church (instilling some sort of fear, that I have never been exposed to) with such.....what I can only at the time describe as hatred. If you have any specific questions about the Church or my experience there I would be more than happy to address that, but if you want to continue down this path then this will be last post to you.
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