Is this question legitimate? Are you really that incapable of understanding the differences between mankind and the "lower" creatures? Lion being responsible for EATING?!?! Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!! Omigosh.........LMAOLMAOLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU consume food that has been killed for your benefit, daily. Plants and animals have been killed to provide your body with sustenance. Does that make you a murderer? Are you responsible for what is killed to feed you? Everything is consumed by something else. That doesn't make it a choice of free will, for crying out loud.
This is probably one of the most ridiculous questions I've ever heard that wasn't from a 7 year old child.
I haven't "acted" like I "know" things. In truth, I "know" very little except that what I've written about applies to me, specifically. How I practice the Doctrines and am involved in outreach is what I was attempting to discuss. Because of various things going on at that time, I was very impolite and I've already apologized for my behavior.
Now if you mean that I "know things" about Tansybelle, I can only attest to the fact that I have some slight knowledge of this to suggest to me that this individual has severe issues if what they wrote to my friend was at all true. If those things that were written were not true, then that is quite a different matter. There is more to this situation with my friend than I prefer to delve into on a public forum.
Whatever else you may think, I have not had any part in or knowledge of creating any rumor about Tansybelle's state of mind.
apologizing for behaviour you continue in? what good is that?
Loquat made a joke of it but it's no joke to try to stop someone posting and yes I played a part in that and regret it to the extent of saying I'm sorry that I acted that way.
I'm not quite sure what joke you're referring to, so I'd be obliged if you could remind me. And I'll say this one more time. The issue has never been stopping anyone from posting. I don't have that power, and would not exercise it even if I did. The question was, firstly, the suitability of this forum for ppl who reject Christianity generally. There are other forums much better suited for such content.
Secondly, and perhaps much more to the point regardless of the nature of the content, is the liberal use of personal abuse, unashamed displays of visceral hatred, and routine trolling conducted by certain individuals. Personally, I find such behaviour unacceptable on any forum, let alone one dedicated to debating Christianity. What impression do you imagine is presented to the world when it witnesses such behaviour from ppl who ostensibly love Jesus the messiah?
There was only one viable and logical course of action open to me, and I'm glad I'm now rid of the lot of them. My personal decision, and everybody else is at liberty to follow their own conscience. That includes you Tansy, and I wish you well in your future exchanges with them.
Let me know when you have succeeded in turning them around, and I'll be more than happy to re-engage with them if they wish.
I vaguely recall joking about something that you took seriously, yes, but I don't remember what it was or the context. I would be very surprised if it had anything to do with ignoring ppl, but no, there's no need for you to dig it up for me. I'll take your word for it.
I'm nobody's piggy-back ride, and you credit 'the number' with far too much power and influence over me. I was one of the first (along with vekky, I believe) to challenge her ridiculous assertion that one needs a PhD to understand the Bible. And a priest or rabbi are among the last ppl I would consult for enlightenment. What can the spiritual descendents of the ppl who signally failed to understand their own Scriptures (and ended up crucifying their own messiah as a result) tell me about either the Old or New Testaments that would be of any interest or value to me? Nothing, as far as I can tell. In fact, this is almost exactly the same issue over which Refreshed & I are constantly at loggerheads with each other. And yes, Refreshed, I know you can always rely on me to slip that one in somewhere!
No my dear, my decision to ignore certain individuals was always on the cards - almost from the outset in fact. That's generally my default response to abuse in any event. The only reason I perservered for much longer than I should have was the remote prospect that the scales might fall from some eyes, but I always knew that was a very remote possibility. As for who's next, I have absolutely no concerns in that area. If anybody wants to return the compliment to me, they are welcome to do so.
Thankfully, nobody is forced to read my posts at gunpoint, nor I theirs. As for those whose posts I now ignore, I'm sure it's to our mutual benefit. I'm equally sure they will somehow manage to survive the absence of my contributions to their daily 'musings'.