Why Should Jesus Love Me?

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#487784 Feb 13, 2013
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>You are already picking on the men..... however, you are quite correct and my posting was wrong.
Will you kindly stop picking on people's postings just because you can?
Picking on? Who am I picking on?

I was the injured party, not your little friends. I just want a little restitution - a little satisfaction. Is that so much to ask?

It won't come in the form of the apologies I'm due, so I'll settle for Dim and Juicy making my point for me about the quality of Christian love and forgiveness. Look at how empty it is.

They've both long since forgiven themselves and moved on. Juicy's claim that Christians don't do that because they are commanded to love is as empty as her claim that I am a liar. Isn't it?

That's all I can hope for.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

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#487785 Feb 13, 2013
Counter_Strike wrote:
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I would like us to speak more on this. By any chance did your documentation include Khemet civilizations through the Mesopotamian region long before the Gihon and Pison rivers dried up? Forgive me if it seems I'm being a bit clumsy but most of my research focuses on pre and post flood Babylonian solar and lunar calendar, demonology, Egyptology, Greek and Roman mythology, theology, Hebrew studies, Judaism and early and modern Christianity, WWII, military and music. LOL
Any way I can help, I will be happy to do so. Glad to know you feel reinspired.
:)
Andrew (CS).
That is quite a spread there brother. Wasn't Khemet in the Nile delta region? Now I am confused. Hmmm...I'm not exactly sure there were 3 major changes there. The Saraswathi area in India was suffering severe drought and the wars were raging there and that caused migration to the Pakastani area... trade road & Ur(Terah- Abrum-Sarai) can't remember the timeline though.
This is off the top of my head...LOL! It's been some time. I will have to "dig". I am sorry CS

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Since: Oct 10

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#487786 Feb 13, 2013
lil whispers wrote:
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Well yea I want to go fishin but who gonna drive this thing cause I am too small.Lol I know what you up too lol lol.You plannin on letting jibber do the driving while you fish he's is snippin too.lol lol me thinks you two could get me in to hep big trouble.I not about to buy any snake oil either.lol lol.
hahahahah! Ya got it figgered out already don't ya! LOL

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#487787 Feb 13, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
We have no duty to tolerate Christian intolerance such as Christian homophobia and atheophobia. Maybe you don't understand what humanists mean by tolerance in the context of diversity and pluralistic societies. I'll explain:
For starters, note that unbelievers are tolerant of religion in the political sense, since we are happy to allow you to worship as you see fit in the privacy of your homes and churches without fear of governmental persecution. Christians have that now, and nobody is threatening to remove that. One doesn't need to feign respect for religion or faith to be tolerant in this sense.
Furthermore, tolerance doesn't mean tolerance of everything. What we want is a mutually tolerant society. Those that don't agree or that can't play nicely will not be tolerated. We tolerate the tolerant - not the intolerant, and we don't let our intolerant enemies call us hypocrites for so doing.
It's no more hypocritical than saying that we advocate for a peaceful, nonviolent way of life, but will take up arms to defend or restore that status if necessary.
Counter_Strike wrote:
your knowledge is lacking and your evidence for why things are the way they were and should still be is also poor.
You're a Christian. You don't do evidence.

Besides, that wasn't a demonstration. It was an explanation. It was a clarification of the requirements of tolerance, and a suggested way to think about the subject.
Counter_Strike wrote:
You have not addressed this. I have asked for these so called ideas and you have desperately failed to provide them. You have failed miserably. Epic Fail.
Read my post again. Maybe you didn't recognize that it had ideas in it.
Counter_Strike wrote:
All you have to do is present your ideas, thoughts or opinions with some background proof or knowledge why homosexuality should be accepted as the norm.
What? Those are your words. You're paraphrasing me, and inaccurately. I'm saying that I am unwilling to let your church define what is acceptable for anybody not in it. I am unwilling to sit back and watch you people marginalize and dehumanize our brothers and sisters whose love offends your bronze aged god.

Your church is a problem. It is a burden on us all. Look at the damage it does - the kinds of people it churns out. The hatred called love and the self-forgiveness called repentance are my two themes at present.

Thanks for your concern.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

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#487788 Feb 13, 2013
Well folks I gotta hit the iron maiden. Nite all.

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#487789 Feb 13, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
No.
By your definition, if I find Nazi beliefs intolerable I'm a bigot.
Think about it.
I have. If you are referring to the murderous acts committed while Hitler was in charge, that is a pretty out there comparison, but one expected from a Lawyer. Lawyers are used to protecting the guilty by bringing them in with the 'norm' when it suits them.

I am referring more to things that are actually legal, and have not gone against the 10 STATUTES of GOD, and you will be pretty well pushed to find something that fits in that category, that deserves such bigotry.

Show me if you will your 'accusations' against GOD that warrant a bigoted point of view, and I will find many reasons why your accusation is not warranted, and there will be reactions, one way or another.

I remember when I was first in the forums, nearly a year before I registered, I thought we could remove our own postings if we were not happy with them. So, there I was in a Muslim forum, replying to all the postings as I thought fit,(assuming) I could remove them, and found I could not.

I think that old forum is still to be found but don't have the link here and it is many moons ago, and I have learned much since then.

I don't mind tripping down memory lane, in fact, I enjoy looking at what I once was and seeing what I AM now :) I am losing that arrogance of man(kind)!!

“Jesus is coming soon”

Since: Nov 09

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#487790 Feb 13, 2013
Seraphine wrote:
<quoted text>
Bonsoir Serah, seek and ye shall find.
Isaiah 55:6
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

Matthew 6:33
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#487791 Feb 13, 2013
Seraphine wrote:
<quoted text>
Bonsoir Serah, may I point out that in my humble opinion, agreeing to disagree is perhaps the best way to diffuse the situation. Anger towards others for their lack of belief in our faith is a sin in itself I think. We are told in 1 Peter to be meek and gentle when asked about our faith not harsh and militant. If my words offend you in any way I profusely apologize from my heart and soul and will do all I can to make things right again. Personal attacks do nothing but create more and more of the same, it like a rock that when thrown into the water creates ripples and disturbs the peace and serenity of the lake. Our minds are no different, do you not agree?
Yes; I agree whole heartedly and in seeking humility know for a fact that I should not argue back. I don't need to bring to the forefront things that might be upsetting our other posters, I just need to sit back and relax and let them work it out for themselves; knowing that GOD will resolve all issues if they give it to HIM. I know that, because HE does it for me.

I am certainly not offended, and hope not to be seen as militant :)

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#487792 Feb 13, 2013
Knowledge wrote:
Good night all....May everyone have a safe and wonderful evening... I feel so blessed this night...:)
Sweet Dreams of Angels and Ladders in the Sand :)

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#487793 Feb 13, 2013
Qu_innocence wrote:
Same as Fema camps? Just recently just heard of those and didn't know quite what to make of it.
Have you heard of all of the coffins at those camps? I wonder what they're for?

https://www.google.com/search...

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#487794 Feb 13, 2013
Seraphine wrote:
<quoted text>
Bonsoir mon ami, in regards to your greeting may I point out several things? In French when you greet a female it is amie (Myself) and for males such as my soulmate Sora (Ami). In regards to the election of the next Pope, the conclave shall deal with this matter and when we see the white smoke then we shall know. I have a feeling that the next head of our Church shall be Italian once again but I could be wrong this is just a prediction. Speaking of Sora, he has a speaking engagement on Saturday, he shall be addressing close to 500 people on the modernisation of Spain. If you would like to wish him luck on his endeavor kindly post to him thank you cher.
Bonsoir mon amie (is that more correctly done?) my bad (as we say here in the states) but sometimes it is all I can do to keep up with the english language which is my native tongue, so please excuse my ignorance, lol.

Only thing I will say to the rest of your post is God's speed and the best to both Sora and yourself.(:

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#487795 Feb 13, 2013
Senecus wrote:
Too many Harold's camping and Jack's vans imping 'round here....
Yea.........nature of the thread I'm afraid, good early moring John.

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#487796 Feb 13, 2013
Sora wrote:
<quoted text>
Bonsoir Monsieur, thank you kindly *Wipes tears from eyes**Holds hands with Seraphine* my sister will be loved by me, by us for the rest of our lives. I am sorry again to hear of your loss. May your heart heal and may you love again, I too would like to thank you for your compassion and generous nature. You are a wonderful person with gifts to give to the world to make it a better place. We all have gifts all are as different as we are. Use them for the betterment of humanity.
I think you can understand why I was so upset in the other forum, where one in particular mocked my sisters death, laughed at her decomposition and then gave me a link to a skeleton dancing and asking if I had heard from meatball.
My heart was breaking; he was referring to my sister who was burned to death at the age of 2.5 and who I had never met - I had mentioned my trip to the cemetery where my recently buried Mother (she died unexpectedly in my arms) was and also my beloved Step Father and Grand Father.
I guess what saddens me most is the fact that people like Catcher1 comment all the time on the Christian's posting, especially when it comes to the way it is written, and yet when I posted my avatar image at the gravesite, his loving comment was "are you happy with your weight".
They tell me continually Christianity and Christians are bigoted lunatics chatting to a Sky Daddy, and that Prayer and Praying groups are stupid and a waste of time.
If it was IANS or HL's or Catcher1's Sister, you can bet your bippy that there would have been sympathy, and not ridicule. Sorry for ranting on, but this is an old forum being bombarded again, and we need to keep our lines open, so that other newcomers can share with us that which we are seeking in our lives.
I used to say in my Avatar, "Seeking Serah" and someone gave me a beautiful pic of an Angel sitting on a Bible, with those words inscribed. Perhaps I will dig it out again, to remind myself that I am still only a novice seeker :)

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

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#487797 Feb 13, 2013
Seraphine wrote:
<quoted text>
Bonsoir Serah, your seeking in my opinion should be an inward search. Let me know what you find along the way I feel as if we were brought together for a purpose. I believe I can help you along your spiritual journey.
Thank you Seraphine ~ I found what I was looking for and have no doubts at all about Mother Teresa, and agree that we are on target for a purpose. I will take all the help I can get on my Spiritual Journey, being a caterpillar in a cocoon :)

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#487798 Feb 13, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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Thus you say, Jesus is a liar.
Good to know what you think of Jesus.
Good morning D, I've always felt that whatever feels about the Lord Jesus says all about them that is needed to know.

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Since: Jul 07

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#487799 Feb 13, 2013
Kathy wrote:
God is love...how could God not love you!
Exactly :)

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Since: Jul 07

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#487800 Feb 13, 2013
Le_le wrote:
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Hi Sarah,
It is a horrid word, for sure.
Don't you think you are doing the same thing- in not allowing
him his freedom of speach?
I like reading the thoughts, ideas that Catcher and IANS bring to
this forum.
I learned so much from micha and from Ham, on
my topix journey - enough
to make myself comfortable and secure in having others believe
differently from me.
And to also not be afraid in standing up for what I may think
regarding an opposing opinion.
Pretty sure the Gospels have gone far enough around our world,
that the religious people can back off a bit- and let God take over from here.
Man just makes a mess of everything..
Gee whiz.. if only we could simply trust..
-And Love, ofcourse.
Seems so far- fetched?
Yeah, it does sound far fetched, but surely it can happen. I posted for awhile in another thread, as you saw, took the hint and got out of there. After all, as they kept saying, it was a forum on Atheism and (even though they questioned Faith) and I am now safely tucked away in a forum about JESUS and why HE should love me. Our haven, which it has been called on many occasions, so to speak :)

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#487801 Feb 13, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
Picking on? Who am I picking on?
I was the injured party, not your little friends. I just want a little restitution - a little satisfaction. Is that so much to ask?
It won't come in the form of the apologies I'm due, so I'll settle for Dim and Juicy making my point for me about the quality of Christian love and forgiveness. Look at how empty it is.
They've both long since forgiven themselves and moved on. Juicy's claim that Christians don't do that because they are commanded to love is as empty as her claim that I am a liar. Isn't it?
That's all I can hope for.
Not at all ~ I'm sorry for my reactions to your posting to Epi, and there was no need for me to come to her defense. Epi is so used to negative comments and flack from her Prayers that she doesn't even bat an eye lid, but in reality I know it would hurt.

Please let Epi post her Prayer here each morning, without comment if you can (you know the old saying, if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything?) unless you want to acknowledge her choice and effort of selection.

Humility is indeed the better path to follow and I again apologise for my comments :)

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#487802 Feb 13, 2013
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>I don't have a neighbourhood Church, that was actually my point :)
Where do you live? On Mars? Do you have restaurants?

My point was that the Christian church is not a neighborhood church.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#487803 Feb 13, 2013
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>I did, G, and also copied it and pasted it for all to read. It is intolerance to others beliefs, is it not? Regardless of what beliefs are found intolerable!
Nope. Bigotry can be intolerance of one's skin color. Or sexuality. Or ethnicity. Bigots don't even need for you to express a single opinion to hate you.

Do you consider the following bigotry?

“No, I don’t know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God.”– George H. W. Bush

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