reply to post by Akragon
I like you, and I like the Cheshire Cat.
Unfortunately, as much as I do not like Hitler and even though it may go against the Bible what he says...
It seems all too true at times, and that was something along the lines of "we live in a world of neverending strife"
Now, the Bible says don't strife.
The Bible also says on Earth at it is in Heaven.
So where do I get off being so forceful?
I haven't quite pin pointed the cause of that yet in all honesty, but...
I just think, we live on a planet that is a mix of demons and angels. Those going up and those going down. Those at risk of going down and those
that are going down trying to pretend like they are going up (as in lying, to bring others down)
And it's a sick fight, and it's going to get worse according to the Bible. The Tribulation, the very last days, are... well... according to
scripture, supposed to be the worst days that there are. of all times.
I think one of the most complicated questions from the Bible is conduct. and you've presented a great question, that I haven't really fully
understood the answer to.
Jesus gets angry, he calls people fools, God from the OT downright tears people a new one verbally.
So, I guess I'll ask... Where does the Bible really say that you should conduct yourself in a way that is entirely... I suppose, passive, and
unforceful... or unangry...? The Bible talks about Honor (respect) and it says don't call your brothers "fool" (Unless you're Jesus, of course,
as he is not our brother, hence he did not break the commandment. I do challenge you to find one place in the Bible where Jesus is called "our
brother". Yet many still claim he is. That's not correct. Your Everlasting Father is not your Brother.)
It does say if you're attacked, turn the other cheek. But it doesn't say anything about if Gospel is being misportrayed then turn the other cheek,
it says to correct. I believe.... a person should be "situationally" or "circumstantially" honorable. As in... I might say "bitches" or
"m#$#f#$ers" or say things that SEEM very offensive. But, if you notice... "situationally" and "circumstancially" I haven't really offended
anyone personally, and I really strive not to do so. That, to me, is what honor is and what is important, not simply just words. The most awful
words can be used to offend someone greatly, or they can be used and not really offend anyone at all. I believe you and others are simply gauging my
honor and disrespect by my "words" i'm using, when you should be gauging my honor and respect towards you by how I make you feel, but when you do
that, make sure you have something substantial which shows that I have said something directly that offended you, and not an over all message.
I may have an overall message that does indeed offend you, but that isn't a direct intention of mine, nor should it be on my shoulders the blame for
you feeling said disrespect or dishonor.
So, I challenge you, show me a direct statement... involving cruel wording or not... that did offend you on a hurtable level. I'm quite sure you
can't. but if you can, I'm sorry. i'm not, though i strive to be, perfect.
I am, I'm very angry at the world. Not as angry as God is, I'm not God, but... I am angry at it.
**If that's all then, take care Akragon.