Thank you for sending this here. I didn't mean to take the conversation in that direction there. I believe this is a more appropriate topic for a conversation of this nature.
I appreciate all that you said, but only quoted what I was wanting to comment on. Because of understanding the importance of context, if you would rather I leave the entire quote intact, please say so.
( I just realized I sound so formal. It's just a defense mechanism because, like you, I have met poor examples of the other belief. Hopefully you will come to know me as a better example as I'm sure you will also be.)
While you were speaking of atheist preaching, I understood one of the underlying issues I believe the haters have.
They resent the slow increase of religious censorship. Whether or not you see it that way, they do.
I think this is a foolish reason to allow anger to take hold. I expect it and anyone that claims to believe in the Bible should as well. I see it as a mere signpost.
Idiocracy... Have you ever heard the term "Dumbing down of America." What is coming needs dumb sheep. Not intelligent free people. Wasn't that a movie showing our future! LMAO
This would be a MUCH better place. One day.
Please don't blame us all. Most that claim to be Christian have not actually read the book they say their belief is based on. They only know what the church has told them which is fragmented and often taken out of context.
The blind leading the blind.
I say I hope to be a better example of what my King expects from me, because I know I'm not a good example. It's not a self loathing, or false humility, that causes me to say that.
I have read the book. I'm on my third time through. I know how I'm expected to carry myself and I know how often I fall in my walk. I just believe that my King is able to forgive me. Not only able, but willing.
Sorry for the long-winded response, I'll stop. It's my greatest passion followed by my family which narrowly beats out my plants.
Not a sermon, just part of who I am...