posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 12:29 AM
adjensen, so I am guessing that I am not going to get a reply to the post that I was requested by you to rework. I don't really understand why someone
would ask for something and then not respond to it. Maybe you just forgot, but even so, if I asked someone to elaborate on or re-explain something,
and they did, I would at least acknowledge the attempt, even if it still didn't make sense to me or I disagreed with it, etc. In other words, if
someone puts out some energy at someone else's request, it is good to respond in some relational manner.
Speaking in general about another pattern I have noticed on this Religious area of the Forum, it seems that a topic is often considered with a lot of
energy to begin with, but often times no firm conclusions are reached - perhaps due to the nature of the topic, perhaps an impasse is reached, perhaps
belief systems are too in place already - although it sometimes seems like a firm conclusion about a consideration is not reached because a topic is
not fully considered. Personally I prefer to consider an issue thoroughly on one thread than to just address a whole bunch of issues on multiple
threads with likely less depth given my time constraints, etc.
With regards to this thread, it still seems to me that there is a major difference between what Jesus was teaching and what Paul taught - the issues I
have raised, as well as what a few other posters have said, have not been fully considered nor refuted by those advocating no difference is to be
found between Jesus' teachings and Paul's writings. If I am wrong about my argument, I have no problem with that, but it would be good to hear why in
as specific terms as possible. Or perhaps people have just grown weary of this thread or ...? Dunno.
Thank you for listening.
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