You are the one whining about someone tarnishing your reputation and demanding an apology.
"Thou shalt not buy, sell, or own another person."
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Those who choose to be saved are saved.
I do not judge. I describe. I tell the truth.
We are discussing the ideas here. We don't care if you think otherwise.
Hmm, you're right of course. We have lots of spring floods here right now.
You see, religious folk think that morality emanates from their religion or from their god, and we know that just isn't true. They think that without god a person would just rape and murder and steal all they want. Well guess what, I am murdering and raping and stealing all I want and the amount that I want is zero because I learned in school and at home that those are horrible things to do. If you need a book to tell you not to murder and rape and steal then you don't lack religion you lack empathy.
Been there done that already...if you were reading you'd know. But them it is beyond your comprehension that someone could be a believer and then no longer believe. When they claim they couldn't they can't back up their claim, when asked to prove it.
I am not sure what the issue is. I prefer my baptist church as I have a closer connection, my wife finds more fellowship at the CoE. We go to both, we go to stuff at the United Reform Church.
How can that be when it is the Conservatives that the low-information voters park their votes with?
Would this one have been better?
I can absolutely disagree with someone and treat them with respect. But such respect needs to be earned, not given for free.
"The vast majority of historians agree that Hitler could only be elected and preserve his political power if he feigned a commitment to and belief in Christianity, which the overwhelming majority of Germans believed in."
Both are abuse and assault, one is merely less appalling than the other. Both are the result of ignorance.
You are the one who claims the words of Jesus and then says that the words cannot be verified. If you are truly a "minister" you would understand God and his son, Jesus, and how the Holy Spirit works in the lives of his followers. I have no further time to waste with you.
Go back home then. When you begin to reject and deny science lol, the very foundation your faith evo screams to sit, perched above all other fields...well, you know you guys have morphed into a cult. You reject God...now you reject observable science and your own biologists stance. Why?