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    Quote Originally Posted by George Xie
    Looks like I am under fire.

    I think I should add this in my thread: ‘If you disagree with me, please ignore this message.’
    What is the point in having a thread if everyone agrees with everyone else

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron
    What is the point in having a thread if everyone agrees with everyone else
    We can start discussion how to stop the threats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belthasar
    Maybe Matthew 28:19?

    Good on you anyway George, you probably won't get a lot of converts around here but continue doing what you think is right, Respect.
    yes George, I for one vigorously defend your right of freedom of speech to dribble whatever crap you want.

    There was really no need to imply you have little voices inside your head, I think most of us worked it out for ourselves.

    Take it easy George, try not to get too worked up.

    Cheers
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    Hello George ( and others )

    George the strength and the fortitude that God has given you to post this topic and to suggest to others that they turn to God is a wonderful thing.

    I am often puzzled by the fact that people reject the opportunity to accept Faith and the wonderful things that go along with it, and instead pillory those that have faith as being feeble minded and weak willed.

    To attest to faith is a sign of great strength, and I salute you for it,

    May the blessings of God, and his Son Jesus Christ be with you always,

    Macavity

    PS remember that Jesus warned about the dangers of throwing pearls before swine

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    Quote Originally Posted by macavity
    Hello George ( and others )
    I am often puzzled by the fact that people reject the opportunity to accept Faith and the wonderful things that go along with it, and instead pillory those that have faith as being feeble minded and weak willed.
    Mac, I don't associate Faith with being weak willed, and nor do many atheists in my experience. I think it shows a tremendous will to worship a literary figure in the face of the depth of evidence on the matter.

    Hope you're doing well,
    Jason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macavity
    Hello George ( and others )

    George the strength and the fortitude that God has given you to post this topic and to suggest to others that they turn to God is a wonderful thing.

    I am often puzzled by the fact that people reject the opportunity to accept Faith and the wonderful things that go along with it, and instead pillory those that have faith as being feeble minded and weak willed.

    To attest to faith is a sign of great strength, and I salute you for it,

    May the blessings of God, and his Son Jesus Christ be with you always,

    Macavity

    PS remember that Jesus warned about the dangers of throwing pearls before swine
    Mac, I agree with you that it is wonderful to have faith as faith is making our minds stronger. However, Not all of us believe in the same GOD as you and George and pray to his son Jesus Christ. How would you feel if a Muslim would walk into the church and adress the crowd on the importance of becoming Muslim?

    I do believe In higher powers (I personally think there is God) but i am not a follower of any religion. Thus, I see no reason to have a spiritual attachement to Jesus.

    I also do not see how socialising (e.g. parties) make you a less spiritual person. In fact as far as I remember you are probably more of a party person than me.
    Anyway, I will see you at Elwood open on the coming weekend..we can have a chat about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by macavity
    Hello George ( and others )
    I am often puzzled by the fact that people … pillory those that have faith as being feeble minded and weak willed.
    Agreed. It's ridiculous. But my parents have made me biased.

    Quote Originally Posted by macavity
    George the strength and the fortitude that God has given you to post this topic and to suggest to others that they turn to God is a wonderful thing.
    To attest to faith is a sign of great strength, and I salute you for it,
    In George’s case I’d tend to agree that it’s a sign of strength. He’s a decent, impressive person.

    With this reservation: it’s been common practice for members of fundamentalist, evangelical churches to be pressured to witness to complete strangers about God. Whether done fearfully or not, it's part of what they're meant to do.

    Some groups I knew as a teenager preached that any resistance they came across was part of the ‘persecution’ one experiences as a true follower of Christ. To the point where they actually believed they were a persecuted minority like the earliest followers of Christ (as white South Africans in the 80s… where evangelical churches were all the rage that was an interesting call I thought). A point I think Boris might have been making earlier in this thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by macavity
    PS remember that Jesus warned about the dangers of throwing pearls before swine
    who are the swine? Chesschatters or non-believers generally... ?
    Last edited by Watto; 02-11-2006 at 04:41 PM.

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    Hi Watto,

    The context of not throwing pearls before swine is that there was no point in trying to instil faith in God in those who had no interest in the topic,

    That may apply to non believers, Chess chat BB's or any other number of people in any of many other aspects of this world we all live in,

    No offence was intended to anyone,

    Take care and God Bless, Macavity

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    Quote Originally Posted by macavity
    Hi Watto,

    The context of not throwing pearls before swine is that there was no point in trying to instil faith in God in those who had no interest in the topic,

    That may apply to non believers, Chess chat BB's or any other number of people in any of many other aspects of this world we all live in,

    No offence was intended to anyone,

    Take care and God Bless, Macavity
    No problem, Macavity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macavity
    PS remember that Jesus warned about the dangers of throwing pearls before swine
    So, if non-believers are swine, does that make you holy swine?
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    So, if non-believers are swine, does that make you holy swine?
    Perhaps it makes all swine something you should not eat?!
    "On my chess set, all the pawns are Hamburglers" ~ Homer Simpson.

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    Was it okay to cast pearls to swine before Jesus cast the demons into them and they belly-flopped into the lake? Maybe Jesus just did not want the demons to get the pearls.

    Metphorically(?) speaking, George was casting pearls (himself) to swine (ourseslves).

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    My trouble in returning that if it is the Christian version we are supposed to accept well I don't accept that Jesus existed. I believe that Mohammed existed so he has first guernsy so far. I believe that Sheik El Hilaly exists - does that help?

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    The white-anting of my belief when as an altar boy a dog eat up a vomited "Holy Communion" wafer, supposedly the body of Christ. The boy's dog had followed him to church, and when the boy vomited it up the dog lapped it up. He come around the back of the church asking me to ask the priest what to do, the priest was very blas'e about it, from then on it was just a cracker to me.

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    And we all remember how I took a Communion Host down to the Domain to stab it at Easter to imitate what the Christian Inquisitiors used to accuse the Jews of doing - with the Host supposedly crying out and bleeding upon being stabbed by the Jews. Well when I stabbed it the bloody thing did not cry out or bleed at all, what an anti-climax becaue the previous week I had advertised what I was doing and quite a crowd had gathered, but the climax came when Chilean George punched me for doing it and I put my hand holding the Host in self defense, his punch connected "Jesus" and he broke into a hundred pieces. If there is anything in the Jesus story He certainly let the side down that day.

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