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    03 Sep '13 12:511 edit
    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/religion

    I found this very illuminating and thought provoking. Hope it provokes a conversation here.
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    03 Sep '13 13:43
    Originally posted by Phranny
    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/religion

    I found this very illuminating and thought provoking. Hope it provokes a conversation here.
    The last line has the best advice.

    Many here just don't know how to do that.

    My personal mo here is to discuss with others of similar beliefs. If someone tells me they don't believe in God etc, I won't argue.
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    03 Sep '13 14:38
    Originally posted by Phranny
    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/religion

    I found this very illuminating and thought provoking. Hope it provokes a conversation here.
    Thank you! That's made my day. Absolute class.
  4. Hmmm . . .
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    03 Sep '13 15:59
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    The last line has the best advice.

    Many here just don't know how to do that.

    My personal mo here is to discuss with others of similar beliefs. If someone tells me they don't believe in God etc, I won't argue.
    A valid MO. I will argue, if the other also wants to engage (and the question interests me), but I always try to keep it civil and respectful. I surely sometimes fail, but I try.
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    03 Sep '13 15:59
    Originally posted by Phranny
    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/religion

    I found this very illuminating and thought provoking. Hope it provokes a conversation here.
    Thumbs up.
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    03 Sep '13 18:141 edit
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    The last line has the best advice.

    Many here just don't know how to do that.

    My personal mo here is to discuss with others of similar beliefs. If someone tells me they don't believe in God etc, I won't argue.
    Your MO sounds open minded. But you have a record of going out of your way to provoke argument (not discussion), calling people by name, who do not hold your Arminian concept of justification through works.
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    03 Sep '13 19:321 edit
    Originally posted by vistesd
    A valid MO. I will argue, if the other also wants to engage (and the question interests me), but I always try to keep it civil and respectful. I surely sometimes fail, but I try.
    I think you are an A-class diplomat Vistesd. I can't remember seeing you fail at keeping it civil and respectful. As for me .. well .. Im just the opposite hence the need to avoid engaging in too many controversial discussions.
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    Originally posted by sonship
    Your MO sounds open minded. But you have a record of going out of your way to provoke argument (not discussion), calling people by name, who do not hold your Arminian concept of justification through works.
    I know nothing of 'Arminian' whatever, but I hold the teachings of Jesus Christ in very high regard who spoke very favourably of those who did good works and lived a life of love and charity. I will therefore continue to repeat faithfully what He taught and preached.

    As for you and your type with your hypocritical 'mouth worship' [which Jesus condemned in the strongest language], I want no part of it.
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    03 Sep '13 19:48
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    I think you are an A-class diplomat Vistesd. I can't remember seeing you fail at keeping it civil and respectful. As for me .. well .. Im just the opposite hence the need to avoid engaging in too many controversial discussions.
    Well, I always liked our discussions, old friend, even when we were on opposite sides. But we were occasionally on the same side. 🙂 Yeah, sometimes I think you're dead wrong--and vice versa, I'm sure. But I've always had this (nostalgic perhaps) picture in my head of us enjoying a tall one together at your place in the Caymans (when you were there). I don't think that everybody on here could do that.
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    Originally posted by Rajk999
    I think you are an A-class diplomat Vistesd. I can't remember seeing you fail at keeping it civil and respectful. As for me .. well .. Im just the opposite hence the need to avoid engaging in too many controversial discussions.
    You're insane...

    😉
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    03 Sep '13 21:42
    Originally posted by Phranny
    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/religion

    I found this very illuminating and thought provoking. Hope it provokes a conversation here.
    Excellent reading and good fun; the last one being the most significant I suppose.

    Except 6 which is completely incorrect.
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    03 Sep '13 22:04
    Originally posted by divegeester
    You're insane...

    😉
    You too .. 🙂
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    03 Sep '13 22:11
    Originally posted by vistesd
    Well, I always liked our discussions, old friend, even when we were on opposite sides. But we were occasionally on the same side. 🙂 Yeah, sometimes I think you're dead wrong--and vice versa, I'm sure. But I've always had this (nostalgic perhaps) picture in my head of us enjoying a tall one together at your place in the Caymans (when you were there). I don't think that everybody on here could do that.
    I distinctly remember enjoying the discussions back in the 2004 -2007 period. Seems like there were more posters and more varied opinions then. Anyways nothing stays the same.

    And yes Im still enjoying small island life but Im now in Tobago. If you are in this part of the world anytime contact me and we can have a few cold ones.
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    04 Sep '13 02:41
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    You too .. 🙂
    Btw I as quoting your recent comment to Galveston in his "born again" thread, in the light of your post above in this one, not just randomly calling you insane.
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    04 Sep '13 02:55
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Btw I as quoting your recent comment to Galveston in his "born again" thread, in the light of your post above in this one, not just randomly calling you insane.
    I realised that but whereas Galvestons ramblings was insane I could not figure out what I said to Vistesd was so insane so I just replied with 'same to you'.
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