zoegirl wrote: Byblos wrote:
zoegirl wrote:This has made me curious, howver, I want to know what Byblos in his original post about the increase in the numbers. Byblos, are you meaning that we all would have slightly different views ?
I hadn't planned on re-engaging in this thread at all, lest I am now accused of enticement (it's enough that we've graduated into conspiracies). But since you asked (and thank you for asking) I will clarify what I meant. The discussion was on the number of denominations (not formally declared denominations mind you, just simply denominations). AoK stated that there actually was only a number in the hundreds, to which I asked what constituted a denomination and the answer was a single person. In my mind, since a previous assertion was made that there were 38,000 of them (an assertion I did not even make by the way), it stood to reason that if a single person can denote a denomination then the 38,000 can be multiplied by their respective number of members (hence the number of denominations is exponentially increased). A rather simple (and yes, silly) thing to say but it was said more with tongue in cheek rather than any attempt at serious debate. There was no intention of slyness
in any way in my response but that basically is what sparked AoK's rage.
no problem....I just was wanting to know.
There was no rage just frustration at your resorting to pulling the mod card in the middle of a discussion and threatening me with a warning which was then issued because I disagreed with you in a way you didn't like and thought you were being argumentative for the sake of it. Also the database I am talking about has over 38,000 documented denominations in the world (many historical denominations no longer in existence) with most surviving having a small number of members falling to as low as one. I note that you skipped right over my assertion that no more than a few hundred denominations make up the bulk of Christiandom in the world.. not 38,000. You got my words twisted in your mind and then made a bad mathematical argument.
Also, you were the one who became angry friend not me and resorted to bold font warnings and whatever else may have happened behind the scenes to get your threat formalized into action against me.
The truth is very different than the way you lay it out here. But I'm not really speaking to you directly just speaking on the subject for the sake of clarity. I forgive you but have no desire to engage you or the person who issued the warning on your behalf ever again. So peace out (slang for peace all around not the absence of peace lest my words be misinterpreted and it end in a ban or yet another nonsensical warning).
P.S. For you who have prayed for me (rather than issuing warnings and misinterpreting my words): I have finally become eligible and applied for medical care with the County I live in. If my requests is approved, I will finally get medical treatment which could halt the progression and possibly restore some of the disfigurements. If not, then the next attack could disable me. So it's important to me. I'll know in 6-8 weeks.