The new poster had been rebuffed by two or three regulars, and they (she/he?) might have gotten the idea that this whole thread was chock full of tightasses. I thought I'd add a little levity as a 'welcome'. The constipation thing came from the tv. you know the commercial where the broad is running around handing out constipation relief to everyone? That was on when I began my post to the newbie. Again, I mentioned nobody by name, and I should point out that Sis didn't bat an eye at the reference.<quoted text>
You think so? I was honestly hoping you'd say you HAD been drinking, because then I could have found some excuse for those posts.
Blackheart, I know you were very deeply hurt by religious people when you were younger, but (understandably) you don't distinguish between the LDS and MAINSTREAM Christians and Christianity. They are NOT the same, not the people and certainly not the theology.
But that's really beside the point. You DID begin the shit thing. Pernie, in her post, was simply following your lead, and she did it in a way which was both humorous AND a lot more graceful than yours. And that's not even mentioning the fact that that entire post read like you were just waiting for an excuse to bash Christians. Frankly, I was very hurt. In case you hadn't heard, Blackheart, even we Christians, flawed, imperfect, sometimes very un-Christlike as we all are--we DO have feelings.
I'm NOT trying to proselytize here, Blackheart, but rest assured there's not a Christian out there who has never had a deeply wounding experience at church and/or from people at the church, and that includes both myself and my husband.** Believe me, we know what it is to be hurt by people of faith whom we looked up to and thought we could trust. As I said, we do have feelings. So please bear that in mind the next time you feel like denigrating the Christians on this thread, and DON'T blame Christ for the imperfections and sins of Christians. We love Christ and we go to church because we KNOW we're sinners and we need His help to do better.
**Around a year ago, the deacon at our church, during a Bible study, asked if anyone was present who had never been hurt by a church or people at church, to raise their hands. Among about two dozen people there, not a single hand was raised.
Then pernie said what she said, and the inference stung. I wasn't being personal with her, but she drew first blood, and being from the street, I had to fire back. Guess we scared the newbie off.