Why Should Jesus Love Me?

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#596916 Sep 30, 2013
scaritual wrote:
What positives about Christianity aren't underscored by the doctrine of my eternal living death?
That one is a big problem for me as well. How can I feel close to anybody who believes that not only will I be tortured for eternity, but that it is just? That's a real wedge there. What shall I think about somebody that is willing to think that about me? Should I like them? Should I trust them to care about my interests? Maybe that explains why they wouldn't care about the hardship that Christian doctrine creates for non-Christians, like the closeting matter I just addressed.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#596917 Sep 30, 2013
scaritual wrote:
It's quite similar to saying that an Arsonist, really isn't a bad guy because he volunteered time to Little League Baseball and paid for the uniforms for the kids last year, and ... "Why can't we focus on that, too, quit being so negative and pointing out he burns buildings for fun and people died in those fires, it isn't like he's all bad"
Good analogy. I think Jeff Dahmer's mother gave a similar argument. Nobody knew Jeff like she did. To her, the press only saw the one side of him - the cannibalism - and unfairly dwelt on it.

Riverside Redneck makes similar arguments for the church, which is also quite off putting. It's the argument of somebody that doesn't care about what harm the church does to others as much as they care about the church. When I sense that is the case, I think I'm dealing with somebody not very interested in non-Christian humanity, and it makes me less interested in Christian part.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#596918 Sep 30, 2013
Le_le wrote:
Wishing you a great Sunday.
It's a beautiful day here.. Just perfect!
You too, Le_le. I hope you had a good day.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#596919 Sep 30, 2013
lil whispers wrote:
Keep reaching for mankinds failure.
I'll leave that to you, Whispers. That's a Christian concept - the hopelessness and worthlessness of a mankind crippled from birth by its sin nature, and totally dependent on a god for everything.

Humanists have a different outlook. From the Affirmations of Humanism:

• We believe in the fullest realization of the best and noblest that we are capable of as human beings.

• We believe in optimism rather than pessimism, hope rather than despair, learning in the place of dogma, truth instead of ignorance, joy rather than guilt or sin, tolerance in the place of fear, love instead of hatred, compassion over selfishness, beauty instead of ugliness, and reason rather than blind faith or irrationality.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#596920 Sep 30, 2013
trifecta1 wrote:
"Yawn" all you like---you ain't getting nothing different from me.
I understand that. That's why I'm yawning - your repetitious posting about how others repeat themselves.
trifecta1 wrote:
Only what >>I<< believe when it comes to >>My<< Faith in Jesus Christ is what matters.
I know that, too. You've posted it about sixty times.

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#596921 Sep 30, 2013
MONday

MORNing....

Yawn.....

“The real things haven’t changed.
It is still best to be honest and truthful;
to make the most of what we have;
to be happy with simple pleasures;
and have courage when things go wrong.”

~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thought for the day

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#596922 Sep 30, 2013
Today's Prayer

Dear Father in Heaven, my hope is in your unfailing love. I acknowledge that you are the source of all that I am. You are the one who gives me the ability to work, plan, and execute. Help me to keep my mind on your abilities, not my abilities. Please show me how to maintain this balance of your abilities and desire to do for me and through me and my abilities that you have given me to use in work and ministry. I pray that, with your guidance, I will use my abilities to the fullest at home, work, and play, and that you will get the glory for all the good that is done. Thank you in the name of Jesus, amen.

Prime Time with God

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#596923 Sep 30, 2013
Encouraging Words...

God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Matthew 5:7

K-Love

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#596924 Sep 30, 2013
trifecta1 wrote:
So now the death grip is back on and the endgame which is Death for You is again in play.
[This is from the guy who complains that others keep repeating themselves.]

You forgot to tell us that you don't care what anybody else thinks, that this "billboard" is a game and a fantasy, and something about death.

[I just looked back up at your post after writing mine - strike those last two.]

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#596925 Sep 30, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
<quoted text>
You would probably load the gun that shoots you!
Bongo: Hey Aura come over here and load this gun for me
Aura: "Sure thing Bongo. Are we gonna go get us some immigrants?
Bongo: "Er..Yeah I am going to be doing that later
Aura: "You said "I". You mean "we" right?
Bongo: Right,right..."We". Now when you finish up loading this gun I'm going to need you to hang that picture on the wall. I will stand right behind you and make sure it's even
Aura: "you got it man! Have I told you lately how psyched I am for this plan of........."
Bongo leaves his house alone. The world gets a little smarter by subtraction
:)
Just like Jesse James....

:-P

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#596926 Sep 30, 2013
AnnieJ wrote:
This is one definition of "icing"... 1. The act of shooting someone at gun point and killing them. Is that the way you were using it.
He makes no secret of the fact that he fantasizes about my death. It must have been something I said.
Here For Now

Lenoir City, TN

#596927 Sep 30, 2013
lil whispers wrote:
<quoted text>
You go gal. Think time some of us dug up the old bones and played them while we at it shake what mamma made (God bless her always) and what God gave us. Betcha we got him smiling tonight at us.
:)

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#596928 Sep 30, 2013
[QUOTE who="Skombolis"
So long as it is not organized where others are forced to [be] involved[/QUOTE]

Does that mean that you support the Supreme Court's ban on the school leading students in group prayer? Riverside Redneck thinks it led to the decline of America.
Here For Now

Lenoir City, TN

#596929 Sep 30, 2013
lil whispers wrote:
<quoted text>
He even came and congraduated me afterward. He said man you are a piece of work for sure and then laughed about it so know was no hard feelings.
I really looking forward to the snow love those nights when I can go out for a walk and listen to the snow squeak under my feet and sometime look at the stars. I like the crisp cold on my face and the smell of the air. Most especially when it is late at night and so quite and peaceful. Tis a simple thing but it is all in how one looks at it too.
Sometimes simple things and times are the best. They stay in your memory and make you smile. I do like it when there is snow on the ground at night. The snow reflects the moon light and you can see better. When I was little I didn’t mind the cold, I don’t know for sure but it might have been because my Mom would have us bundle up real good. Now I ware my coat but don’t bundle up like she had us do. Oh well, like it or not I’m stuck with it. LOL

“Seventh son”

Since: Dec 10

Will Prevail

#596930 Sep 30, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
<quoted text>
It wouldn't require a level of genius to see the absolute absurdity of an unbeliever agreeing with a post that suggests taking up arms against unbelievers and the poor
It just would take the tiniest modicum of common sense
That you needed it explained to you that you would be one of the targets is very telling
You know what I find to be the most dangerous for the overall well being of the country? Really stupid people who don't even know enough not to support things against their own interests. The desire to be see themselves in a better is the easiest and oldest con there is to get people to do that
"Come be one of us. Not those poor and educated that are dragging you down."
You will never be one of 'them'. You will just be the guy that gave them your money while you will making sure nobody poor got over on the system. It's like worrying about getting pick-pocketed as you turn over your life's saving to a scammer running a pyramid scheme.
I have seen some baffling things in my day. But a guy saying "yeah man you tell 'em" to someone suggesting he should be one of the first ones targeted in a civil war might be the strangest
Don't leave your house without your safety helmet
It's very interesting how you can fabricate your own little version
of everything. My question still remains though, why does anyone say anything? I mean you can just make up stories for all of us.
I just start posting blank spots , and you can just make the whole thing up. It wouldn't be much different than what you do.
OI think of all posters you're about one of the most imaginative
god dam liar of all. Must be the natural christtard coming out.

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#596931 Sep 30, 2013
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
I've shit in the woods. I always carry a trowel. When I was traveling earlier this year, I noticed a dude watching. When I was done and before I pulled my shorts up, I got down on all threes and kicked leaves over the hole. He noticed that I noticed him and he moved on. It's the "would you like to be the next meal stare" that gets them.
:-)

Epi just shakes her head

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#596932 Sep 30, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
<quoted text>
You are a moron who doesn't understand how time works
But I am glad I saw the posts by you and Scaritual
I would have had to be out of my mind to expect you trolls capable of anything but faith-bashing and trolling
OOh, you will take this room and make it yours. How impressive for a 60 year old man. You can take a place people enjoyed and make it so miserable becaus eyou are so miserable that nobody else wants to be around you
You are such a class act
Carrion
I'll let this one slide. I do understand how time works.

Please understand this: what I am offering is a moratorium on person bashing if you are interested. If your terms include my censoring my opinions about Christianity, then we can't come to terms.

Why would you feel that you have the right to sing the praises of your church as you have been doing with Scaritual - "gay marriage being passed would never happen if not for Christian votes" - but that pointing out the opposite is Christianity bashing, hate mongering, harassment, or pissing on tires? To quote you again, "I simply want you to apply standards equally."

This is the same thing that happens at Christmas: "He's the reason for the season" and "Merry Christmas" are seen as beautiful sentiments, and anybody that doesn't like them is out of line and can lump it, but "You know it's a myth" and "Happy Holidays" are insensitive, hateful attacks on Christianity.

Unbelievers don't see it that way.
Here For Now

Lenoir City, TN

#596933 Sep 30, 2013
lil whispers wrote:
<quoted text>
I have enjoyed our conversations this evening. Peaceful and Happy as it should be. Thank you. God bless you always. Good night with sweet dreams.
Me too LW. It was nice getting to know you a little better.

Here is one more feel good song.
Here For Now

Lenoir City, TN

#596934 Sep 30, 2013
Oops here is the link.

Here is one more feel good song.

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#596935 Sep 30, 2013
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Hey ~ here I am to stroke your Ego you beautiful well loved girl and quin sister to more than several :)
You handled the posting very well.... just one more reason why I find it so easy to love you :)
:-)

Thank you Friend....You know me on FB...I am the same here as I am in the real world...

~Don't let others pull you into their Fights.....Pull them into your PEACE~

Luv you 2

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