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Sorry to interrupt the back-patting here,
but, are you saying that being confrontational is part of your 'job'?
I haven't got past your post here in the thread yet, so I don't know what more there is to follow --
but this comment inspired me to jump in.
It sounds like you are TRYING to be a divisive, judgmental person, and you welcome being 'persecuted', and intend to behave in a way that keeps it in motion.
And while it's discouraging to feel persecuted we can never forget that Jesus promised us this would happen. So we need to dig down deep even when it's hard and thank God because that means we're doing something right.
when we truly should be afraid is when everyone loves us and enjoys every word we say. That's normally a sign that somewhere in our lives we're compromising and becoming friends of the world. Something Christ explicitly warns us against.
That would be because the mainstream theory of evolution has no scientific basis.
reply to post by Gryphon66
BAITING, to me . . . in the context of these issues, this thread, and on ATS constitutes:
A thread title and/or OP or post which displays the following:
1. Fairly deliberate
2. Pointed, prickly, fiercely provocative wording in an evidently obnoxious, seemingly mean-spirited way
3. toward triggering a response from those targeted with the baiting
4. which the baitER can then easily and dramatically POUNCE on with great bile, bitterness, resentment, anger, hostility, haughtiness, insult etc.
5. asserting that the responses to the bait are the most ignorant, stupid, clueless, unscientific, baseless, totally false stinking pile to ever pollute the multiverse and particularly ATS.
more or less . . . imho.
mileage may vary.
They see the attacks as a validation that they are doing something right, instead of re-evaluating their vulnerability. It's a very convoluted logic of self fulfilling martyrdom and self righteousness.
reply to post by Grimpachi
That would be because the mainstream theory of evolution has no scientific basis. There is no way for ape to become man. We all change within our own species, but creatures can not become a new species.
Much of what science observes regarding missing links within "human evolution" is evidence of cross genetic manipulation, which is recorded not only in the Bible, but the Sumerian tablets, Greek mythology, and other ancient myths. Why does "science" continue to ignore these factors.
So while some Christians are bemoaning that they're being disrespected, baited and attacked, there are some who secretly enjoy the attacks and believe that their behavior, that leads to their victimization, is good and positive. They see the attacks as a validation that they are doing something right, instead of re-evaluating their vulnerability. It's a very convoluted logic of self fulfilling martyrdom and self righteousness.
It seems a display of weak faith to consider oneself persecuted in the midst of what amounts to mere opinions and rhetoric. If one cannot pit his faith against a few opposing opinions, what else, if anything, could it have the strength to stand against?
In essence, baiting is a title and/or post which is deliberate and intends to trigger a response.
reply to post by Gryphon66
"prickly, fiercely provocative, evidently obnoxious, mean-spirited" as well as "bile, bitterness, resentment, anger, hostility, haughtiness, insult" as well as "ignorant, stupid, clueless, unscientific, baseless, totally false, stinking pile"
Waste of time actually trying to find common ground, meet people half way, walk in their shoes, show some compassion.