#41 Nov 19, 2010
Reply to Ginger:
Typical response. I have seen several, I have seen accounts set up by these churches, several of them. I have head their leaders boast of them. I speak from knowledge or I keep my mouth shut. I have no prejudice, just no tolerance of someone who believes i MUST be wrong because my opinion differs from theirs. A few things in the Bible that address your attitude, and you can apply them and self-judge. I don't make that my business, but I am free to make observations any time. Oh, and I don't drink wine, so I doubt the need to "swirl" it in my glass. I have worked hard and managed a small nest egg is all. And yes, true christians are supposed to be meek, or are you totally unfamiliar with the Sermon on the Mount? Really?
Do not accuse a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm (Pr. 3:30).
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret it leads only to the evil (Ps. 37:8).
Of wise man fears for the Lord and shuns evil, but a fool is hot headed and reckless. A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated (Pr 14:16-17).
A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control (Pr. 29:11).
ARGUING AND FIGHTING
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger (Pr. 15:1).
A hot tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel (Pr. 15:18).
When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him (Pr. 16:7).
Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out (Pr. 17:14).
It is to a man's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel (Pr. 20:3)
Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful (2 Tim. 2:23-24).
All of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble (1 Pet. 3:6).
Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips (Pr. 4:24).
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen (Eph. 4:31).
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger; brawling and slander, along with every form of malice (Eph. 4:31).
Do everything without complaining or arguing (Ph. 2:14).
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves (Rom. 12:10).
Show proper respect to everyone; Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king ( 1 Pet. 2:17).
SCORN AND MOCKING
If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer (Pr. 9:12).
The eye that mocks a father, that scorns obedience to a mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures (Pr. 30:17).
#42 Nov 19, 2010
Sorry everyone for the huge double post. I didn't think it took the first time. Apologies.
#43 Nov 19, 2010
Well, one thing you can count on me to be is consistent. You? Not samuch.
You're right- religion or no, doesn't make you a good person. Only you can do that.
#44 Nov 19, 2010
High horse much?
You're getting all bent out of shape.
Go back and read your post at the top of page two- take your blinders off and I'm sure you'll find some of all that you speak against in that post.
Love your neighbor.
#45 Nov 19, 2010
And I assure you, Ginger, I am only Wondering. I am neither Jane nor Mary. You may assume that if you wish, as I'm sure you will, because it's obvious that you believe yourself to be the only knowledgeable poster on Topix, and you can not be wrong. I have already told you that my knowledge is indeed knowledge, and not a belief based on an opinion without facts, so that pretty much shoots your prejudice out of the water. Also, I only commented on your unchristianlike behavior, so therefore, I had no preconceived judgment of you, the observation I made was made after you showed your great devotion to being Christ like by name calling right off the bat. I stand by that observation.
Since: Nov 10
#46 Nov 19, 2010
It's 4:48 now.. You held out as long as you could didn't you.
Best answer so far... Direct to the point.
And that one is just an opinion without directly bashing anyone. It is frank and to the point and is my same opinion about giving money to hobos beside the interstate collecting money, I think if people are ignorant enough to give it, they deserve to have it taken, plain and simple.. I'm not defaming your character OR your religion as a religion, just the practice of taking money from people for nothing, in ANY form other than directly to a charity.
And it doesn't make any of us bad people for not agreeing with your craziness of calling people out, reaming them over their religion choice, and then preaching them to NOT do that? Practice what you preach, or don't preach.
#47 Nov 19, 2010
probably one of the idiots who is scared by that cross on the hill
beware the powers of that cross
me personally, i dont like mcdonalds...i just dont eat there...ole ronald sure can scare some though
same difference, but this idiot poster will probably argue and try to say the cross is forcing him to look at it
truth is....it scares the hell out of them, and they come to a message board to voice their frustations with a few other idiot atheists
it aint going nowhere, so you can vent here all you want, hope it makes you feel better...idiot
#48 Nov 19, 2010
Thirteen uses of the word "you" in the above post.
Your very first words to me were "I wonder if you are a Christian".
You see- you already had answered your own question, now you expound. And expound, and expound. Prejudice, based on my calling a dumbass a dumbass.
But you found yourself married to his opinion so took it I was calling you a dumbass, too?
Tell me Wondering- if you consider yourself to be a Christian, which is worse? To be called a dumbass, or for someone to tell you you're not really a Christian?
#49 Nov 19, 2010
*gasp!* Did I ream someone for their choice of religion? Mercy, and here I thought I was standing up against prejudice all along.
Did I say you were all bad people for not "agreeing" with my actions you call craziness? Show me where I did that if you would.
You're just back peddling now. You can say that your opinions are just frank and to the point, but there they lay for all to see, as are your prejudices against Christians. Do you really think that Chritians are trying to buy their way into heaven? That God buys pistachios with church money? That all preachers drive cadillacs? I do believe you are smarter than that- yet here you are having stated the same. Was it just all in good fun?
#50 Nov 20, 2010
When churches make enough money that they can afford to build mega structures, then I think they can damn well pay the taxes on the property. And don't say it is for the community. That's bull, it is for their church community and no one else. Also, to lure more people to go to that church. Why do you need a gym, etc. to worship god. God's message isn't about "stuff". It looks like greed to me and isn't that a deadly sin?
#51 Nov 20, 2010
think it looks like doesn't matter to anyone
it is what it is
#52 Nov 21, 2010
these taxes could be used for schools.which would go for the education which the US is far behind others nations. this may never happen, but it should.
#53 Nov 21, 2010
Well isn't that profound- not. It is what it is can relate to everything.
“Pure Undefiled Love”
Since: Sep 10
#54 Nov 22, 2010
Satan took Jesus up on a high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and said he would give them all to Him if Jesus would worship him.
This high mountain is satan's mountain of pride.
#55 Nov 22, 2010
haha someone predicted this on the first page
#56 Nov 22, 2010
who would would you see all the world from a mounting, the world is round.the bible says it flat,you smart figure it out.
#57 Nov 22, 2010
Actually, I believe my first post to you was to make a statement that I wonder if you even go to church. In no way do I believe everyone who goes to church is a christian. Also, in no post do I believe I ever said I am a christian. In case you didn't catch it, I have very little respect for organized religion. You just go right ahead on and tell me I'm not a christian, that's just fine with me. I just despise religious people who pretend at being christians while downgrading their fellow man. That's not prejudice, that's just the way it is. I dislike you because you are a condescending person who likes to belittle others. Plain and simple.
And sorry, Knows One, I'm not a religious zealot. I was merely trying to point out to Ginger how she isn't practicing what she is preaching.
Since: Nov 10
#58 Nov 22, 2010
No need, I agree 100% with with you on the Ginger part. Practice what you preach or don't preach at all to others. I live my belief sytem daily, and even though I do practice it, I don't preach to anyone because the last thing ANYONE wants to hear is why their religion is wrong and yours is right.. I'm not a christian of course, so I can see this.. Religious Zealots of course can not see that, and will probably come in directly after this post preaching me and saying we're all scared of their religion...blah blah.. sheesh.
Anyways, Wanted to let you know I agree, Ginger is a hypocrite loser who likes to bully people into to listening to her beliefs. The typical zealot of not practicing what you preach, and driving people away from what you believe in by thinking that you are holier than thou and feeling the need to exercise it on people constantly.
#59 Nov 22, 2010
Why would anyone be scared of religion?
Taxing churches will only open the door for more of Mr. Washington in everyone's business, christian or not.
#60 Nov 22, 2010
Is that not questioning whether ot not I'm a "good" Chrisitian?
Thus ">>>IF<< < you consider yourself".
Note the emphasis on IF.
Oh, I caught it, loud and clear. And it's plain to see how you feel about people who are part of "organized religion". <-- I chuckle every time I hear that word. Organized as opposed to what? It's a very tricky way of trying to discredit the members of all churches by the bad deeds of a few, nothing more.
I have never told anyone they are not a Christian. You have, right here. "Pretend" Christians? Have you ever seen a "real" one?
Belittling? Show me where I called you names.
Safety in numbers, huh?
Go back and read my posts and tell me what I'm "preaching".
I'm pretty sure you are the one who posted scriptures.
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