Quote from: noncontingent on October 19, 2020, 02:14:03 pmThis is important, so pay attention "You TAKE offense, no one gives offense".Also "The taking of offense is what rests in the bosom of the stupid ones" - Ecclesiastes 7:9I'm sure you'll find this helpful.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0MrHV3T-vIWhen you pervert the meaning of Scripture, act in anti-social ways, go around giving unsolicited "lectures," and show no ability to recognize valid criticism toward you, I believe you need to step aside on this forum for a while, noncontingent. Maybe take some time off to reflect on why someone might find your way of interaction to be offensive and unwanted and why others on a public forum may not wish to deal with this type of behavior. -AF----------formerly: wlcgeek; keegclw; and GodLovesU - Hopefully, fourth time's a charm when it comes to remembering login info.!
This is important, so pay attention "You TAKE offense, no one gives offense".Also "The taking of offense is what rests in the bosom of the stupid ones" - Ecclesiastes 7:9I'm sure you'll find this helpful.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0MrHV3T-vI
I think you're reading waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much into a thread here, kravarnik. I am mainly continuing to respond to you, because I recall having sincere, interesting, and sophisticated intellectual interaction with you in the past (if I remember correctly, we discussed economic ideologies and Christianity). But, had this not been the case, I would tell you you're being quite abrasive and much too presumptuous here and perhaps discontinue chat with you. To defend myself:a.) If this is the first time I've ever posted anything on racism, how can you infer anything about me?b.) I have not posted much on RF in recent years in general (I was most active as wlcgeek and keegclw probably four or five years ago), so a lack of posts on any topic ought not be taken to mean much of anything, as I just don't post much at all. c.) If you're suggesting that I've never criticized any politician other than Donald Trump, you'd simply have to look at the recent posts I've made. I said I was not a fan of Biden/Harris. But, more importantly, even if you're somehow trying to make the criticism I think you're trying to make, how can you infer these things when I've just returned to post from an absence (and have not posted much in recent years anyways)?d.) Why can't someone have a particular sensitivity to a particular issue and be passionate about it over other issues without that being a sign of bias (which is what I'm sensing you're inferring)? I think, as humans, God allows us to go through things that can create in us unique sensitivities to certain issues (or perhaps have them be a part of our make-up - as in an innate intellectual curiosity or maybe emotional connection to something) that can be opportunities for us to explore those topics and possibly take action to be God's light on those issues. This is often a good thing! A sensitivity to and interest in one social cause, for example, does not in any way mean that a person is uncaring about other issues/concerns.Think about it. If care about hunger and poverty (which I do) and post a thread about wanting to see more done about it within the church, does that mean I do not care about issues of environmental pollution, political corruption, inner-city crime, pornography's harm to society, and so on and so forth? Of course not! Those may not be my areas of interest or expertise and that is totally fine! I would still support those causes, according to what I knew about them and felt was right from a Christian perspective, but they just would not be areas that I spent the bulk of my time on. God has thankfully designed us and/or put each of us into unique situations to have the interests we do so that there are a multiplicity of social causes individual Christians can all take up.In short, let's get back to the OP in this thread and not make these highly speculative assumptions!!! -AF----------formerly: wlcgeek; keegclw; and GodLovesU - Hopefully, fourth time's a charm when it comes to remembering login info.!