chang50 wrote:swimmerdude99 wrote:I responded... care to reply to that?
You fulfilled your obligation and without prejudice,that is you did not prejudge my motives,so kudos to you.Obviously we have reached different conclusions about the nature of reality but that's ok,we are only discussing ideas after all.If only more adherents of theism were as straight..
Ah! well thank you for your non-offensive reply and ability to just discuss opinions. I love discussing all things theology, philosophy and science with friends, or just people that I meet that are interested in learning and understanding all people's opinions to make their own decision on what they find as truth. While I will always make attempts to convince people what I believe is the only Way, I also believe more firmly in my actions being the basis of and the most solid evidence for what I believe in.
Also just from something I saw in Ray Rider's post: If people are wondering how this verse relates to Christian's and maybe their activity here on the forums, my reason for not participating much is twofold.
1) I am busy and I think it more effective to talk and discuss with people in real life face to face with my time and to those who are searching for understanding and truth. I'm not saying what I say in the end will be what they follow, but I'm going to try to help those who are willing to be helped with what precious time I have. That is simple stewardship of time.
2) When I have tried to engage, many (not all, mind you) approach others on here with sarcasm and abrupt disagreement. I don't think any arguments or debates on here will have any real affect on someone's opinion. So all that one can accomplish is being mocked. We all know the saying, don't throw pearls before swine. If someone isn't even possibly to be receptive or actually looking to understand your beliefs, why share it with them? You are a fool to do so.
Again I thank you for being courteous Chang, its nice to know you disagree but that doesn't mean you feel the need to mock or the need to tell me I'm stupid. We can disagree and STILL have opinions in a conversatoin in this world, but that doesn't happen often on the internet, so I spend my time where what I say will actually effect someone.
God Bless you all.
P.S. Mr. Dimes hit the nail on the head with his post as to my sentiments.