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As long as you're not part of the Taliban or ISIS, I wouldn't worry about it. Have you received the sacrament of penance lately? — Jim G. 24 secs ago
 
 
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Q: What fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?

Shan Lim 2 Corinthian 6:14 "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?" If you have not figure it out already, yes, I'm specially referring to the "Mission statement" entitled "Brot...

 
 
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6:10 AM
@DoesElishaspeak? My first thought exactly was: "Holy Balls! Why is this post so long?"
 
 
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2:06 PM
@fredsbend Ah, the "good old days"... :P
@curiousdannii I was surprised by how low the bar was for getting onto the top-500 list. Then I looked and saw that Meta.C.SE has 1,009 questions. Makes sense now.
 
2:40 PM
@curiousdannii @fredsbend I'm really surprised I don't feature more prominently on those charts.
@fredsbend My thought was, "Why is this not posted as an answer/rebuttal under my meta post?" Then I saw it wasn't even posted on meta...the guy is really confused about what is what (as if his post didn't give that away).
 
 
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@curiousdannii I'm not surprised at all that I'm on both those lists.
@Caleb What I don't understand is his claim that if it is a secular site and he is not allowed to proselytize then he has absolutely no use for it.
 
6:06 PM
@fredsbend Is that the only bit that didn't make sense? He lost me on the first bit objecting to my statement that "we" all here are not all Christians, then goes on to say his only purpose is proselization. 'Cause that makes sense. After that it's all jost rambles.
 
I just flagged a question as a dup, because one of the answers on both questions is 99% identical
I am looking through questions that resemble one that I just posted.
 
6:28 PM
@Caleb Well, yes there's a few logical errors in his statements, but I still understood what he said and understand why he's made those conclusions, although logically invalid.
It reads more like a rant than anything else. When I have that impression, I read as if 90% of the post is unnecessary, so I can see the kernel of the complaint.
 
7:04 PM
@fredsbend would it be better if I asked if they were commandments? and if they have been nullified. it's clear in the old testament that these things are not to be done, period.
I am not asking if they are a sin or not, I am asking if they are still a sin. that makes a difference, right?
 
7:21 PM
@Malachi Why should it? Both are a category of "Is this a sin?"
@Malachi That's the point. If the Bible were clear, cut, and dry, then we wouldn't even have this question.
The Bible does not straight up nullify any of them.
There's some areas that indicate things have changed.
 
I think that there is a clean cut answer to whether or not these laws are still a sin or not.
am I wrong?
 
@Malachi Well, why the question then? If you think there's a clear answer I'd like to read it. You should post a self answer then.
 
@fredsbend I think some Christians get too carried away with proselytizing and assume on first impulse that their job is to proselytize. It makes me chuckle sometimes that they would proselytize indiscriminately.
 
let me come back to that later. I have a busy weekend ahead of me. maybe I will come to an understanding over the weekend
 
Maybe some Christians need to re-think their theology a bit . . . because this indiscriminate overt proselytizing is not always appropriate.
 
7:36 PM
@DoubleU You need to understand their frame. They believe that there is an eternal destiny for everyone and your choices now while living are your only chance to affect your eternal destiny. So, there is a sense of urgency, or at least, uncertainty (we don't know when people will die).
Essentially, the value of a single soul is infinite, while social acceptance, etiquette, and even human life, does not have equal value.
Which leads to why I believe Christianity is a dangerous religion.
You can seem my comments in this room to learn more about that: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/20134/…
Christians have a reason to die and kill. The non-religious do not.
And we cannot even prove unequivocally that this reason, that there is an eternal soul that needs saving and protection, even exists.
An interesting thing I've wondered is if Annihilationists are apathetic in regards to this. "Yes, an eternal soul is lost, but at least they are not in eternal torment." It seem like there is less pressure to proseltyze.
However, the two annihilationist groups I know of, JW and SDA, are the most in-your-face proselytizers I know.
Hey @El'endiaStarman. Having a good Friday?
 
@fredsbend So far so good, yup.
 
cool.
No school today?
I start a block schedule tonight. 6-9 tonight and for the next three Fridays, plus 8-5 tomorrow and for the next three Saturdays.
Years ago, I had a course that was 8-4 (or something like that) M-F then we took a test on saturday. Course complete.
Did that every other week for a summer semester.
I liked it. I still remember a good portion of the material from them.
Compared to how little I remember from traditional courses that I've had ...
 
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Not today, no. My two (last!) classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays and I have a work shift Monday and Wednesday mornings and Saturday night. Add in church on Sundays and Friday is basically my one free-the-whole-day day per week. :P
 
@El'endiaStarman And spending it here with us on SE. I didn't know we were that special to you.
 
@fredsbend I do that every day...
 
Oh, so you're one of those SE addicts.
 
@fredsbend Well, I've visited the main site 496 days in a row...
I wonder if that's something you can investigate with the data explorer...
 
!!! I think the best I've done is 117.
@El'endiaStarman I was told that's private info, so I'd bet not. It's only for your personal review.
 

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