Patty/UIF, we all have differing opinions regarding beliefs, faith, God, etc. Why can't we each express our views on those subjects without anyone making it personal? You talk about people delving into your personal life, but close to 100% of your posts here in 4 years have been "personal" attacks against other posters, rather than your personal opinions about the topic of the thread.<quoted text>
by what authority or right do you have to attack anyone elses faith?
Adults should have the ability to bring their own ideas to a discussion, regardless of the topic, without feeling obligated to jump down the neck of someone who submits an opposing opinion. That is basically what debate and discussion is all about.
However, once someone gets attacked personally, then starts a circular argument about the morals or ethics of the poster rather than a discussion of the original topic.
Besides, if what you believe in were actually true, no amount of opinions against your belief would change the object of which you believe, which in this case appears to be God and the Bible.
We are not going to affect God or affect what the Bible says, by expressing an opinion on SSM or on proof of a god, which seems to be what the 3 threads that you participate most in are about.
In order to have a discussion about a topic, that is contentious, it requires that people differ in views, otherwise there really is nothing to discuss. It would be rather boring to have people post something and then everyone else just come back and post "Agree" "Agree". The thread would die pretty quickly.
That would remind me of a Bible Study group that I attended a few times in a new location that I had moved to. I had been familiar with study groups that had some really exciting discussions on whatever topic, but in this new church, what happened is one person would read something from a verse in the Bible, then someone else would speak up and say, well my version of the Bible words it this way, etc. I soon learned that people were not there to discuss things at all. All they wanted to do is see who knew their Bible better than the others.