reply to post by AllIsOne
Honestly, my brother, I loved every word you stated until you suggested the bible contradicted it. So let me open with this,
A) thanks, you obviously read all my posts. not many take that time.
B) thank you for being a kind soul. It's easy to dismiss blessings.
and C) is about to get me on the wrong side (just personal experience. I am in no way suggestion you're "that guy"...let's just say, you get punched
in the face enough..you learn to block. Does that make sense?...I don't know...sorry, and anyways), but i'll say it anyways, there's nothing in the
bible that suggest what I leave behind is "meaningless".
I assume (which makes an ass outta me, no doubt) that I took that statement wrong. I'm just saying, I've read it, front and back, and side to side.
Translation through translation...greek, hebrew..you name it. My life has meaning. God does give a (bleep!) about what I do. If he didn't, why would
he spare me? Easy to just end at the telephone pole, no doubt.
I don't post this to argue, I honestly don't...I just don't want you to believe that my life was circumstance. Because it isn't. I've had a real
beautiful run. Even you can see that life isn't coincidence. Was christianity right? Well, I don't know about it's portrayal. It's hateful, and
uninspired IMHO. But to those of us that understand a little (as there's no way you grasp all of God) of what we were told on how to treat
others...what was done for us...But true christianity...true forgiveness and understanding about the sacrifice made that day. Well, it's mind
But again, I'm a bible belt baby. Obviously influenced. So, I can see the "influence" point of view.
I leave it at this. Maybe I don't know spit..but I know there is a divine being in this world, in this existence. And he gave enough a care about me
to let me survive the impossible, and that, he bless me in a way that most in this world world would do some nasty thing for without me ever having to
be a part of such nastiness.
A final note, you do not, nor never will, offend me for openly discussing this matter. We don't ever have to agree on it, my G. Just as you can look
through my friends list, not many of them are on the same page as my belief system.
I didn't come to ATS to convert. I believe God speaks in his own way to individuals individually. But I do, honestly, appreciate the discussion.
Without the mud slings that too often take place. That alone I can respect, and you too, have made my friends list. Just because, you atleast had the
intelligence to not shout me down just because you didn't agree with me. And also had the intelligence, to discus the matter openly with
edit on 19-5-2012 by Lasr1oftheJedi because: spelling, what else is it ever? ^.~
edit on 19-5-2012 by Lasr1oftheJedi
because: on C i did the darn thing backwards... ) instead of (. You'd think i'd catch it in the first spell check, but ya know..spell check doesn't
account for ignorance. heh...I just insulted myself. That's worth a chuckle, right?
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third to last paragraph was rough wasn't it? -.-;