reply to post by 2WitnessesArrived
I think that although it is certain that some people have been claiming that the Jesus depicted in the bible never existed, or that there is very
little impartial evidence for his existence, you have to remember two very important things, as a believer, if you want to avoid going nuts about
First of all, people who come to the faith do so when they need to, and no amount of blather on anyone's part is capable of preventing that. We all
find our own routes toward faith, and some are jolly circuitous! However, no mere mortal can deny the power of the Holy Spirit, so to worry over much
about the protestations of modern "thinkers" on the subject is somewhat moot.
Also, the people doing so at the most volume, appear to be the ones who are selling an alternative agenda of their own. I am pretty sure that at the
beginning of the video, the leering face of David Icke can be seen, mid rant, along with some other barely educated morons who believe their words are
worth wasting a moments time on. Icke and those he is likened to, are hardly scholars of merit, and have been caught out in lies and insanities before
now, so their word is hardly lead lined.
The fact of the matter is, that no one who comments seriously against the Christian faith does so from a position of denying the existence of Jesus
Christ as a living being. Some may argue that his miracles were parlour tricks, some may argue that he was just a great chap who loved everyone, and
wanted people to love each other, and made every effort to illuminate for them the benefits of such a life as one lived under such a pretext. But no
one with an ounce of credibility would claim that Jesus was never born, never preached, never performed incredible feats, and was not crucified.
The other thing you might want to consider, next time you want to make a thread, is that for one thing, overly preachy threads might get you banned,
and although I can understand the motivation, and the rebellious instinct which might see you go through that process, there are better ways to make
your point than getting yourself banned. Aside from that, you must also realise that in making such a thread, you either preach to the converted, in
which case you waste your breath somewhat, or you make it hard for other users of the site to trust your ability to be objective and impartial when
dealing with other subject matter.
Interacting within the community here requires a certain amount of objectivity. That is not the same as denying your faith, and as a confirmed bible
thumper myself, I would never advocate that, even on pain if death. However, you have to be able to compartmentalise, and understand that not every
situation you may comment on here, can be dealt with by faith, rather than by reason. Indeed faith, while it will remain important to those who have
it, is utterly irrelevant to those who do not, and the great majority of topics here cannot be addressed by faith, either alone, or in part.
edit on 6-1-2014 by TrueBrit because: Grammatical error correction