I've carefully read through every post on this thread. All I have to say is STOP FIGHTING! Arguing isn't getting any of you anywhere closer to making
others believe as you believe. Repeat yourself til you're blue in the face, quote all the Scripture you want, make every humanist point there is, put
each other down, make baseless assumptions of each other...you're wasting your time, you're all still firmly entrenched in your beliefs and you aren't
changing any minds just as no one's changing yours! You aren't winning anyone over with any of this back and forth bickering, you're just making
yourselves and your viewpoints look bad. The Christians here aren't being very Christian and those arguing for tolerance here aren't being very
If you're here to share the Good News and bring others out of sin to Christ, good for you! I admire your faith and your attempt at evangelism against
all odds. BUT repeating yourself til Kingdom come is a waste of time. You need only offer God's Word ONCE on this and any other thread, you need not
argue your point. People will read and re-read through this. if they're interested in what you share, they'll look into it. If not, it's not for them
at this time. Repeating yourself makes you look like a zealot, no reasonable person (Christian or not) likes or wants any part of zealotry. People
come to Christ when He calls them to Him and speaks to their heart, not on your or my time. If you condemn any, please remember you're no better (or
worse) than those you condemn. EVERY sin is equal in God's eyes, you're no more righteous or holy than anyone else. God is mankind's only judge so
don't judge others. It's not your job, you'll never be as fair or just as He is and you won't win anyone over that way. Putting others down, beating
dead horses, and making assumptions is counterproductive to our message. If we accept others and try to show others the right path instead of
condemning and pushing them, we'll get much further altogether. Love your fellow man MORE than you love yourself, despite disagreements and sins.
Trying our best every day to love and accept others despite their flaws as Christ loves and accepts us despite our flaws is true Christianity. If we
show others what true Christianity is, Christ's message will be embraced. Cast feelings and personal opinions and aside when sharing teachings of the
Bible and don't beat it for good measure. If they don't hear us the first time, they won't hear us the hundredth. Say it once with kindness. Then let
go, let God handle it as we're to do in all things.
If you're here to try to clear the air of willful ignorance and bigotry, good for you! I admire you for standing up against prejudice and speaking out
about tolerance against all odds. BUT if you think that repeating yourself is gonna change minds or enlighten people, you're as wrong as the people
you're arguing with who repeat words of intolerance to you to try to change your mind. We'll NEVER shake other's foundations of belief through
repetitive posts on a thread, no more than they will to our foundation of beliefs by the same tactic. Tolerance, acceptance, and love are of the
utmost importance in this world. As much as everyone wants to be tolerated, accepted, and loved despite their differences just for being human beings,
we must do the same for others who don't tolerate, accept, or love us for being human beings despite our differences. We can only rise above
small-mindedness by being bigger people. Through love, set better examples for those who do not do as you do. Remember we are no better or worse than
bigots or small-minded people, we're just further down the road of understanding. Don't repeat the message a million times or put others down if they
don't see as we see, it's counterproductive to the message. Say it once with kindness and then let it go. If they're meant to change their minds
today, they'll see what's been said and have a change of heart. If not, repetition and put-downs will not force the change we want to see in others.
Love is the answer to the problem of conflict. Be the change you want to see, love those that condemn you.
Christianity isn't hate, it's love for all DESPITE sins! Tolerance isn't loving sin, it's acceptance for all DESPITE sins! Christianity and tolerance
go hand in hand! Accept each other as flawed beings and do your best to help each other do better. If you disagree, I accept you. If you agree, I
accept you. You're okay in my book either way. God bless all, much love to all.
PS. Liberace would tell everyone to stay out of his bedroom. Wouldn't you say the same if your REALLY private life was made into a movie? The film
exploits the personal life of a man who's unable to keep it from being made, all for cheap entertainment and a quick buck. It would be different if he
were here to approve and profit from it but he isn't. It's not too gay, it's too disrespectful. Once again, shame on Hollywood.
6/1/2013 by jcutler12888 because: (no reason given)