1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    "Why in the world..."

    If I had chosen to reject rather than accept God's grace gift of salvation and eternal life by faith alone in Christ alone, my discretionary leisure time on Red Hot Pawn would be devoted to Standard and Fischer Random960 Chess Games and to contributing to virtually all of these public forums on this website except this one. Why in the world would I waste my time with the topics Russ has suggested? "Spirituality: Debate and general discussion of the supernatural, religion, and the life after." Any and all of your comments are welcome. Thank you.
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    11 Nov '15 04:351 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]"Why in the world..."

    If I had chosen to reject rather than accept God's grace gift of salvation and eternal life by faith alone in Christ alone, my discretionary leisure time on Red Hot Pawn would be devoted to Standard and Fischer Random960 Chess Games and to contributing to virtually all of these public forums on this website except this on ...[text shortened]... upernatural, religion, and the life after." Any and all of your comments are welcome. Thank you.[/b]
    Haven't you had this question answered for you umpteen times on this forum already?

    Is this thread premised on you pretending you haven't?
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    11 Nov '15 04:381 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Why in the world would I waste my time with the topics Russ has suggested?
    Perhaps you are wasting your time though? Have you reflected upon what your own purpose is here?
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    11 Nov '15 04:59
    Originally posted by FMF
    Perhaps you are wasting your time? Have you reflected upon what you do here?
    Have you reflected on what you do here? You are obviously pandering to what you perceive as public opinion, but I don't think you are as tuned into public opinion as you might think. If you were you might realize how many of us see you as a thoughtless nit-picking critic out to score points for your perceived 'clan'...

    is this how you want to be remembered?
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    11 Nov '15 05:201 edit
    Originally posted by lemon lime
    Have [b]you reflected on what you do here? You are obviously pandering to what you perceive as public opinion, but I don't think you are as tuned into public opinion as you might think. If you were you might realize how many of us see you as a thoughtless nit-picking critic out to score points for your perceived 'clan'...

    is this how you want to be remembered?[/b]
    I have answered the question posed in the OP more times than I can remember. Part of what I enjoy is getting to witness at first hand the intellectual behaviour of religionists when they engage people they disagree with. Your paranoid blather about "public opinion" and "us" (as opposed to you just speaking for yourself) and about disagreement over beliefs being some sort of conspiratorial "pandering" and the scoring of "points" and being in "clans", is all an excellent case in point - and you've served it up in post #4 of the thread. 😉
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    11 Nov '15 06:07
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Any and all of your comments are welcome. Thank you.
    Do you still remember my answer from the last thread on this topic? If so, put that down as my answer. If not, go and look it up.
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    12 Nov '15 03:271 edit
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Do you still remember my answer from the last thread on this topic? If so, put that down as my answer. If not, go and look it up.
    Not quite; however, if I had rejected God's grace gift of salvation and eternal life there would have been moments in my life during which I'd pause to contemplate my eternal destiny and wonder if I had hastily made the wrong decision. In fact that thought would have gnawed at my peace of mind.
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    12 Nov '15 03:32
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Not quite; however, if I had rejected God's grace gift of salvation and eternal life there would have been moments in my life during which I'd pause to contemplate my eternal destiny and wonder if I had hastily made the wrong decision. In fact that thought would have gnawed at my peace of mind.
    That is because you reason poorly.
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    12 Nov '15 03:33
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Not quite; however, if I had rejected God's grace gift of salvation and eternal life there would have been moments in my life during which I'd pause to contemplate my eternal destiny and wonder if I had hastily made the wrong decision. In fact that thought would have gnawed at my peace of mind.
    Do you regard yourself as an effective communicator when talking about your belief in "eternal life"?
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    12 Nov '15 04:04
    Originally posted by googlefudge
    That is because you reason poorly.
    Ever adroitly analyze/logically reason your way in eliminating options to arrive at a correct decision at a critical point in an important chess game
    and then after your opponent moved realize that you had just made an irrevocable worst possible wrong move and in doing so lost a won game?
    Decisions in the spiritual realm have eternal consequences for you and me, our families and friends and the rest of the human race. -Bob
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    12 Nov '15 04:10
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Ever adroitly analyze/logically reason your way in eliminating options to arrive at a correct decision at a critical point in an important chess game
    and then after your opponent moved realize that you had just made an irrevocable worst possible wrong move and in doing so lost a won game?
    Decisions in the spiritual realm have eternal consequences for you and me, our families and friends and the rest of the human race. -Bob
    You keep mentioning 'choices', 'options' and 'decisions'. Do you think people can simply somehow decide to believe what you say about the "spiritual realm" even if they do not believe it? If so, can you provide an example from your own life where you just chose to believe something that you did not believe?
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    12 Nov '15 06:04
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Not quite;
    And you are too lazy to go reread it?

    however, if I had rejected God's grace gift of salvation and eternal life there would have been moments in my life during which I'd pause to contemplate my eternal destiny and wonder if I had hastily made the wrong decision. In fact that thought would have gnawed at my peace of mind.
    I am not you and experience no such gnawing. You would already know this if you actually bothered to read my posts.
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    12 Nov '15 06:05
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Ever adroitly analyze/logically reason your way in eliminating options to arrive at a correct decision at a critical point in an important chess game
    and then after your opponent moved realize that you had just made an irrevocable worst possible wrong move and in doing so lost a won game?
    Decisions in the spiritual realm have eternal consequences for you and me, our families and friends and the rest of the human race. -Bob
    Then maybe you should take life more seriously and actually listen to what people say instead of ignoring them.
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    12 Nov '15 14:43
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Decisions in the spiritual realm have eternal consequences for you and me, our families and friends and the rest of the human race. -Bob
    That is only true if the spiritual realm actually exists.

    It doesn't.

    And please remember if nothing else, that I consider all such posts of yours to be threats.
    And every time you threaten me, I despise you a little more.
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    12 Nov '15 16:42
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Ever adroitly analyze/logically reason your way in eliminating options to arrive at a correct decision at a critical point in an important chess game
    and then after your opponent moved realize that you had just made an irrevocable worst possible wrong move and in doing so lost a won game?
    Decisions in the spiritual realm have eternal consequences for you and me, our families and friends and the rest of the human race. -Bob
    Only if God exists. If God does not exist then such decisions are of no consequence whatsoever.
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