Originally posted by Nicksten
My attitude is of that I will not stand down of people mocking God in any way. Please don't put words in my mouth I never said. I said he would be wasting his time talking to people who are the sarcastic, rude etc ones. He could rather spend time to people who has manners, that way, talking is possible and all the personal stuff is left behind.
Having a ...[text shortened]... respectful way, cause most of us (meaning :like you, like me) are all selfish in a certain way.
yes but your post was aimed at those individuals whom you deem to be sarcastic, flippant, facetious, ingrates etc etc, which i think you will agree, is something quite different from mocking God, himself, is it not? perhaps i misunderstood you, it is entirely possible. the point i was trying to make, is that everyone at some point has made a mistake, is it not the case? Jaywill has said things out of turn, and profusely apologised, we are in a state of imperfection, it happens.
yes you are entirely correct it does not give us the prerogative to say what we should like, but it is the real test of a spiritual man, a "man of God", if you like, who can ignore these things to the best of his ability, and when someone does say something out of turn, he can forgive and forget for he knows has often done the same himself, its not a license to say anything we like, but it surely helps to impute pure motives to someone (love believes all things)", and then to forgive them when they err, is it not? what did the Christ say, if we love those who show love to us, of what benefit is it, for even the persons of the nations are doing the same.
the ego should certainly be left side, for when it is provoked, it lacks balance and is liable to implode in on itself, and thus our personalities get hijacked, its not that we mean it, it just happens. in fact there is a great Bible verse which illustrates this, i will try to find it, but it will be difficult for i read an explanation of a verse somewhere, but cannot remember where
it is a pity that you let the cut and the thrust of the forum get to you, i initially felt the same, but i came back for i felt that i could , if not always agree, at least glean some things from others, which i am glad that i have, and not all from Christians i hasten to add, and perhaps even shed some light on one or two things in my own way, and maybe have a little fun as well, who knows