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Author Topic:   Testing The Christian Apologists
ringo
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Message 849 of 853 (873003)
03-08-2020 2:43 PM
Reply to: Message 846 by Phat
03-07-2020 4:43 PM


Re: The point of Christianity
Phat writes:

Just because he has his hand out is no reason to give every single time I see him.


Sometimes you have to make eye contact or they won't even ask. You know, treat them like a human being. They're used to being stepped on. They can tell who's likely to give them a buck or two and maybe even talk about the weather for a minute - and who's likely to pretend not to see them.

Phat writes:

I give when I feel compelled to give and not out of obligation.


I feel better when I give than when I don't.

(My mother used to tell us: Be nice to people. You might be talking to an angel.)


"I'm Fallen and I can't get up!"

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ringo
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Message 851 of 853 (873018)
03-08-2020 5:01 PM
Reply to: Message 850 by Phat
03-08-2020 4:48 PM


Re: The point of Christianity
Phat writes:

Actually I agree with your Mother. I think I met an angel once...no evidence except that he seemed to glow and he had wisdom that one wouldn't expect out of a homeless man.


Then you completely missed the point of what my mother said. She meant that you wouldn't recognize them. Look at the story of Sodom and Gomorrah.

"I'm Fallen and I can't get up!"

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ringo
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Message 853 of 853 (873070)
03-09-2020 11:42 AM
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03-09-2020 10:50 AM


Re: The point of Christianity
Phat writes:

... its always nice to know that God appreciates our selfless love towards others.


I couldn't care less what God appreciates. And if somebody does unto me as they would have me do unto them, I couldn't care less whether they do it out of "selfless love" or just because it's the decent thing to do.

Phat writes:

... I count on being taken care of in the grand scheme of things. I suppose that the homeless feel that way too.


I doubt it. A lot of them have experience with hell-hole churches like the one that you went to.

"I'm Fallen and I can't get up!"

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