RickD wrote: Revolutionary wrote: PaulSacramento wrote: Revolutionary wrote:
PaulSacramento wrote:Revolutionary, may I ask WHY are you here on this forum?
To expand minds
That isn't really an answer to my question.
Allow me to rephrase it:
Why are you here on THIS forum?
To expand minds....
Did you want to dictate how I should answer your question?
One might easily conclude that I have assessed that THIS forum could use some expanding. It is a simple mechanic of logic that it will either prove it to be so or the other way around.... Either way, it should provide the perfect arena in order to expand minds regardless of which direction it takes.
So, is it safe to assume that you want to expand your own mind too? And you are open to learning as well?
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
Unfortunately, christians are seldom very christian like.... If I am lacking in something that makes me whole and it is something that you contain, to BE christian would be to offer it without malice, without condemnation, without judgement and without accusation.... This is what your teaching says is the greatest of all expressions and what in essence makes you whole.
I have posed more questions on this thread than anybody else.... I have only been met with extremely poor examples of what a christian is supposed to be.... And somehow I am accused of being argumentative and threatened to be banned.
You should remind your fellow moderator not only what the definition of moderate is, but perhaps what it is to be christian.