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ringo
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Message 11 of 183 (409830)
07-11-2007 4:29 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by riVeRraT
07-11-2007 10:33 AM


Ned made a good point, that somebody else's death is more likely to make us hope for an afterlife. There are plenty of people who have died before me that I would like to see again.
However, according to Christian reckoning, most of them are probably in hell. So that's what I should be aiming for, I guess.

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Message 152 of 183 (410734)
07-17-2007 1:48 AM
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07-17-2007 12:34 AM


riVeRraT writes:
If your faith is strong enough, you can move a mountain.
You don't need faith to move a mountain. You just need a lot of trips with a wheelbarrow.
Leaving it up to God isn't good enough. You have to grab a shovel and dig in and do it yourself.
If somebody has the wrong impression about you, that's your responsibility. Stop talking like a bigot and people will stop calling you a bigot. Stop acting like a fundie and people will stop calling you a fundie.
Maybe on your deathbed you'll realize that.

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Message 168 of 183 (410804)
07-17-2007 11:41 AM
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07-17-2007 6:03 AM


riVeRraT writes:
Do what myself? I've done everything I am supposed to do.
It's up to you to make yourself understood. God isn't going to swoop down and do that for you. If you don't want to sound like a bigot, if you don't want to hurt people by sounding like a bigot, it's up to you to figure out what it is you are saying that makes you sound like a bigot.
So tell me, now that I am for gay marriage (in the state) yet I still do not understand how a person can be attracted to another person of the same sex, wtf am I doing wrong?
  1. Saying you're for gay marriage "in the state" is like saying you're not prejudiced against black people but you wouldn't want your sister to marry one. It's the exceptions to the rule that are bigotry.
  2. You do understand the attraction to women, don't you? So why wouldn't women be attracted to women in the same way you are? It's the attraction (of anybody) to men that doesn't "make sense" isn't it?
You want me to lie, and say the bible condones homosexuality?
The Bible also condemns seafood in the same breath. Stop using the Bible as an excuse.
Yea, all that could change on my death bed, if God shows up, and tells me I was completely wrong, and explains to me why.
Instead of waiting till you die to learn The Truth™, why not try to learn something now, when it might do some good?

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Message 181 of 183 (410875)
07-17-2007 3:34 PM
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07-17-2007 2:52 PM


Re: Some Observations
riVeRraT writes:
Those people who just happened to be gay, did not hurt me, because they were gay.
Then why did you even mention that they were gay?
What you're saying is the equivalent of, "A bully beat me up and he was wearing green socks but I don't hate green socks because of that. I just don't understand why people wear green socks."
Why even mention the socks?
Why even mention that somebody is gay if their gayness has no significance?

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