reply to post by Iason321
It took examining both sides of the fence very closely for me to come to my current beliefs,
and I will never change my stance, until the day I die. God willing.
Iason, you are not old enough to have studied everything there is. Plain and simple. You have not lived long enough...you are too young...in years.
Many of the members here that you are denigrating, mocking, shaming, abusing, and attempting to "persuade" have lived as educated adults
since before you were born. Some of them since way before.
My daughter is your age. She has explored a variety of different faith-based ideas...she was allowed to do that, encouraged to do it....by me and her
father. My mother is 20 years older than I am, and she and I have fabulous talks about "religion" and "theology" in general. The simple truth is
cannot POSSIBLY, by ANY STRETCH, claim to know "more" than those of us who have been seeking and looking and having our own
experiences with these issues for DECADES.
In fact, for all your self-touting wonderfulness, how you are "the best thing walking on earth" to your family and friends, that is PURE EGO. You
keep making threads that directly refute other people's well-researched and perfectly sound discussions with a simple, childish "shut up" as though
you are trying to "drown out" people who come here with alternative information, and looking for alternative information. Do you have the capacity
to step back and see that?
I suspect that if you look back in twenty five years at the posts you have made here, at your attitude, your smugness, your ridicule and
high-and-mighty confidence that you know everything now, you will facepalm with embarrassment.
Why did you decide to join ATS and start ridiculing everyone who comes here seeking their own personal, unique, hard work to make sense of life?
Isn't there some place you can go that you won't be feeling so nasty every day? You're not helping the cause of those who follow Christ's
TEACHINGS...in fact, on a daily basis you exhibit the exact OPPOSITE.
I don't expect you to realize that now, because you haven't got enough life behind you yet. Just to let you know, you are behaving like the
adolescent that you are. Your "new-found" faith came of a major life-threatening crisis, and you are still reeling with how close you came to
finding out what happens when we die.
Please try to show some respect to those who have read, studied, considered, reflected, and LIVED on this same planet without your "help" and
"guidance" for their entire lives.
If my daughter were to talk to me the way you talk to adults on this board ... or to ME, her mother, in that manner, she would ....
well, she never would do that. For that, I am thankful. She has critical thinking skills, serenity, spirituality, and a refreshing and open-minded
disposition that you APPEAR HERE to lack entirely.