1. Territories Unknown
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    15 Nov '13 21:47
    Show of hands, please.

    How many Christians herein have lost sight of their original (self-described) charter dating back to when they first began frequenting this forum?
    How many convinced themselves their presence here was specifically and primarily for the purpose of disseminating the Gospel, preaching the Good News?
    How many committed themselves to being a light in darkness, willingly sacrificing themselves for the sake of the heathens herein?
    How many of the hands still up in the air can say they're holding true to their original purpose?
    Assuming there are any hands left aloft, how many of you have confused arguing with unbelievers/naysayers/mockers with actual spiritual activity?

    Two, Peter, three-eighteen.
  2. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    15 Nov '13 22:36
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    Show of hands, please.

    How many Christians herein have lost sight of their original (self-described) charter dating back to when they first began frequenting this forum?
    How many convinced themselves their presence here was specifically and primarily for the purpose of disseminating the Gospel, preaching the Good News?
    How many committed themselves to ...[text shortened]... ith unbelievers/naysayers/mockers with actual spiritual activity?

    Two, Peter, three-eighteen.
    Thumbs Up.
  3. Donationrwingett
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    15 Nov '13 22:43
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    Show of hands, please.

    How many Christians herein have lost sight of their original (self-described) charter dating back to when they first began frequenting this forum?
    How many convinced themselves their presence here was specifically and primarily for the purpose of disseminating the Gospel, preaching the Good News?
    How many committed themselves to ...[text shortened]... ith unbelievers/naysayers/mockers with actual spiritual activity?

    Two, Peter, three-eighteen.
    The threshold for sacrifice certainly has come down quite a bit.
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    15 Nov '13 23:42
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    Show of hands, please.

    How many Christians herein have lost sight of their original (self-described) charter dating back to when they first began frequenting this forum?
    How many convinced themselves their presence here was specifically and primarily for the purpose of disseminating the Gospel, preaching the Good News?
    How many committed themselves to ...[text shortened]... ith unbelievers/naysayers/mockers with actual spiritual activity?

    Two, Peter, three-eighteen.
    I stumbled upon this site purely by accident. It interested me to know what others thought, and I just started reading and exchanging.
    My purpose was only entertainment, but has become challenging at times.
    I have learned much from both Theist's and Atheist's post's.

    I am still interested, made some "digital" friends and possibly enemies( I hope not). Sometimes it reminds me of Mars Hill in the book of Acts, where there are many different beliefs, and opinions.

    All in all, I hope I have helped someone, but it is not my main form of outreach. I fall short in growing in God's grace, but try to give grace to every one.
  5. Donationrwingett
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    16 Nov '13 03:03
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    I stumbled upon this site purely by accident. It interested me to know what others thought, and I just started reading and exchanging.
    My purpose was only entertainment, but has become challenging at times.
    I have learned much from both Theist's and Atheist's post's.

    I am still interested, made some "digital" friends and possibly enemies( I hope not ...[text shortened]... in form of outreach. I fall short in growing in God's grace, but try to give grace to every one.
    Here's another thing you can learn from an atheist. You don't use apostrophes for plurals. Your sentence should read: I have learned much from both theists and atheists posts.

    Go your way and sin no more.
  6. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    16 Nov '13 03:06
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Here's another thing you can learn from an atheist. You don't use apostrophes for plurals. Your sentence should read: I have learned much from both theists and atheists posts.

    Go your way and sin no more.
    I have learned much from both Theist's and Atheist's post's

    should be

    I have learned much from both theists' and atheists' posts.

    The apostrophe goes after the s for plurals.
  7. Standard memberKellyJay
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    16 Nov '13 03:22
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    I have learned much from both Theist's and Atheist's post's

    should be

    I have learned much from both theists' and atheists' posts.

    The apostrophe goes after the s for plurals.
    Well I learned something new today! 🙂
    Kelly
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    16 Nov '13 03:28
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    I have learned much from both Theist's and Atheist's post's

    should be

    I have learned much from both theists' and atheists' posts.

    The apostrophe goes after the s for plurals.
    Theist's is singular possessive. Theists' is plural possessive.

    The Possessive Apostrophe

    by Daniel Scocco

    It’s time to talk about being possessive. Sometimes possessiveness is good, sometimes it’s bad. However you look at it, if you’re speaking English, then you will need an apostrophe to show who owns what.

    The apostrophe (&lsquo😉 is one of the most used and misused English punctuation marks. No one is ever quite sure where to put it. You can use it when things are left out (contractions), but it’s the possessiveness that causes the most trouble.

    The apostrophe is all about making a statement of ownership. You belong to me. This belongs to that. In grammar speak, the apostrophe shows the possessive of nouns.

    There are four ways to use the apostrophe to show ownership or belonging.

    1. Add apostrophe s to the end of a singular noun that does not end in s:
    •the manager’s room

    2. Add apostrophe s to the end of a singular noun, even if it ends in s (this practice may vary in some places):
    •Doris’s scarf

    3. Add apostrophe s to the end of a plural noun that doesn’t end in s
    •the children’s bag

    4. If the plural noun ends in s, just add the apostrophe
    •my friends’ car

    Notice that possessive pronouns like yours, his, hers, ours, its and theirs are not followed by the apostrophe.

    Finally, if you want to play around with it, Wikipedia has a list of four phrases illustrating how the apostrophe can literally change the meaning of sentences.
    •my sister’s friend’s investments (I have one sister and she has one friend.)
    •my sisters’ friends’ investments (I have many sisters and they have many friends.)
    •my sisters’ friend’s investments (I have many sisters and they have one friend.)
    •my sister’s friends’ investments (I have one sister and she has many friends.)

    http://www.dailywritingtips.com/the-possessive-apostrophe/
  9. Donationrwingett
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    16 Nov '13 03:31
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    I have learned much from both Theist's and Atheist's post's

    should be

    I have learned much from both theists' and atheists' posts.

    The apostrophe goes after the s for plurals.
    Indeed. I stand corrected. 😳
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    16 Nov '13 06:13
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Indeed. I stand corrected. 😳
    And now yous are saved.
  11. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    16 Nov '13 07:02
    Interesting challenge: To take the same care with significant factual detail and accuracy of the rationales expressed in our viewpoints and opinions as we attempt to do with proper punctuation and accepted conventions of language usage.
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    16 Nov '13 12:54
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Interesting challenge: To take the same care with significant factual detail and accuracy of the rationales expressed in our viewpoints and opinions as we attempt to do with proper punctuation and accepted conventions of language usage.
    I told you I learn from both believers and unbelievers. Thank you both.🙂
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    16 Nov '13 18:47
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    I told you I learn from both believers and unbelievers. Thank you both.🙂
    I should have said, "See, I learned from everyone here today..."
  14. SubscriberSuzianne
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    16 Nov '13 23:10
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    Show of hands, please.

    How many Christians herein have lost sight of their original (self-described) charter dating back to when they first began frequenting this forum?
    How many convinced themselves their presence here was specifically and primarily for the purpose of disseminating the Gospel, preaching the Good News?
    How many committed themselves to ...[text shortened]... ith unbelievers/naysayers/mockers with actual spiritual activity?

    Two, Peter, three-eighteen.
    Back to the original topic.

    I had no agenda when I came here.

    I just didn't think I should stand by while some atheists possibly talked some would-be Christian out of accepting the Lord's gift. That's just a lose-lose situation.

    I'm not of the opinion that I'm 'sacrificing myself' just by participating here.
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    16 Nov '13 23:131 edit
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Back to the original topic.

    I had no agenda when I came here.

    I just didn't think I should stand by while some atheists possibly talked some would-be Christian out of accepting the Lord's gift. That's just a lose-lose situation.

    I'm not of the opinion that I'm 'sacrificing myself' just by participating here.
    I just didn't think I should stand by while some atheists possibly talked some would-be Christian out of accepting the Lord's gift.


    See that, right there, is an agenda.

    I had no agenda when I came here.


    Um... this word... I do not think it means what you think it means...
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