11-23-2005, 02:59 PM
Ive seen way to much nit picking and flaming going on lately.. and honestly I think it's not good that we as Gods children fight amoungst ourselves.. Most of it is just stupid little things as well which in relation to the big picture dont really matter that much....
Would our Lord want us all flamming each other all the time?? i dont think he would...
And i'm not perfect so i'm talking partly to myself as well... so maybe before we start flaming someone or their post/s we should think first if it is really needed... and i bet 99% of the time.. it's not needed...
This is also a problem in the christian church in general i believe... we start flaming each other and finding fault in other churches.. no wonder all the people in the world that are not christians dont find it attractive to the Lord when all they see is his Children fighting with each other.. who would want to become invloved with that.... we get penticostals saying that everyone else isnt as good because they play mjore modern music or whatever other reason.. prodestents and catholics fight amoungst each other (literally in some places of the world)
I dont claim to know all the answers, or understand every issue completely... but what I know is.. God has different types of churches for different reaons.. the church (every denomination and every indivudual follower) is the body of christ... and we all have different functions...the foot does something compltely different to the arm etc etc.... so the catholics have a different function to the penticostals and the baptists do something else different... but we are still meant to work together... its never good when the arm and the foot start doing different things that comflict each other cause the rest of the body gets well... screw up to put it bluntly...
now, i'm not perfect but i try to think about this more often, and for me.. it doesnt matter if another christian or another church is doing something a bit different, because that is their purpose and mine is most likely different... and i think if we could all start thinking more like that, then there would be more unity between Christians in general, and the different denominations, and different churches...
anyway... i felt i needed to say that... </end rant>
11-23-2005, 03:16 PM
I know... it's mostly my fault, I apologized.
11-23-2005, 03:23 PM
bah... my rant isnt just about the spelling thing buddy... so dont take it personally.. my post isnt really directed at anyone... or it's directed at everyone (including myself)
11-23-2005, 04:43 PM
Well, the thing that is my biggest pet peeve is when Christians start flaming non-christians. They feel that it's so-called 'witnessing,' but really, it's just bashing people over the head.
They maybe have good intentions, but in reality, that's not what God wants.
No, that doesn't make sin right, because God calls sin sin. But you should value their feelings, and try to get down onto their level, and identity what they're fighting. Because we all have something.
John 3:17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
And it's not that God curses people from birth. Either people don't know Him, or don't want to know Him.
But we as Christians should try to exhibit love to those who don't know God.
Some people never become Christians because they knew someone who didn't walk in love, and behaved like a total jerk towards them. (Misinterpretaion of "Do no associate with sinners.")
And there have been countless topics on the boards alone where supposed 'believers' disobey the blatent word of God just for their own selfish wants. "Me, me, me, what I want!" It's all about me!
Show up to what God asks of you, which is just being corteous to everyone. Christians and non.
Grow up in the fact that it's not all about you, you need to try to act like Jesus.
Yes, it's okay to get mad sometimes. Yes, it's okay if you aren't completely happy all the time. The point is that we need to give our imperfections over to God when we feel those negative feelings.
We can't go on whining like a bunch of 2 year olds.
11-23-2005, 05:40 PM
Okay... we have a Sticky thread in the General Discussion called "Web Etiquette." This is Mike's (the Moderator) post. I think we've all been through this before...
periods are not optional. you need to have your paragraphs broken into sentences.
speaking of paragraphs, it helps to have them. and, unlike English class, it's actually a lot easier on the eyes to have an extra space in between them (like this post).
capitalization is optional. tho, personally, i try to capitalize proper names like John and Bible and God.
spelling is key to understanding. who to i now what yor saing if yu don tspell rite? (that is, "how do i know what you're saying if you don't spell right?") check out www.webster.com for a good dictionary. it corrects your misspellings (tho if you're really off, it doesn't give you the word you want).
11-23-2005, 06:56 PM
(changed the name of the thread because "blah blah blah" doesn't really do much to say what the threads about, which is what a title is designed to do. if you have a better idea, let me or another mod know via PM.)
11-23-2005, 06:58 PM
title sounds good buddy.. i just couldnt think of a decent one which is why i did blah blah blah.. lol... but the title is good.. thanks :)
11-23-2005, 07:12 PM
in relation to the spellig etiquette... i dunno why its here since i said that my post wasnt about just that spelling issue...
but for that issue... i agree if EVERY word is spelt wrong and it is hard to understand what the person is saying, then yeh... they need to look at their spelling..
But people getting flamed cause one or two words in a post are wrong or there is a typo or 2 getitng flamed or whatever, i beleive is just really stupid, nitpicky, and honestly... pointless and useless bringing it up... Not everyone has the same level of English skills..
I honestlty think it's just dumb getting picky over one or two spelling mistakes... it is pretty easy to make a spelling mistake or a typo..
I dont understand why people get all up tight over one or two spelling mistakes or typos...
but anyway... the spelling issue isnt why i made this post, and is just one part of a larger issue that i was refering to..
11-24-2005, 01:03 AM
I find it's more annoying to read someone correcting someone else than to read a few misspelled words.
Rachel, you have alot of mercy for sinners. That is awsome. I think the Christians you are referring to are alot like the Pharisees. It's pride, and that is "just as much" of a sin.
11-24-2005, 06:11 AM
prodestents and catholics fight amoungst each other (literally in some places of the world)
May I ask where?
11-24-2005, 01:22 PM
well.. north ireland comes to mind... and since your from there.. you could correct me if i'm wrong... (and i would love to be wrong cause i dont agree with any sort of religious violence at all)
in Australia at leat..we are always hearing about the cathoilic/potestant conflicts in north ireland.. and unless every single media report is completely wrong it is happening... i dont claim to know all the issues... but when you hear things like this below... I feel really sad for the Christian church in general... we are all Children of God
The new year images from Holy Cross Catholic primary school in north Belfast sent shockwaves around the world. With Catholic schoolgirls crying as their parents tried to protect them from stone-throwing Protestants, with all-night rioting between Catholic estates and Protestant estates, and as loyalist paramilitaries kick off 2002 by labelling Catholic schoolteachers 'legitimate targets' and killing a postman,
peace looks impossible.
The night before the Orange Order parade in West Belfast, a 29 year-old Catholic was almost kicked to death by a gang of Protestant youth close to the Short Strand, an interface area in East Belfast
Thats a big example i guess... but i see it in lots of places.. in australia i see cathoilics and pretestants.. just one on one little scuffs which are due mainly because of religous differences... and i hate it.. it's not what God would want his children doing.. it achieves nothing.. it gives Christians are bad name and we loose all credibility within the world...
People that are "searching for something more in their life" dont bother with christians because all they see is us fighting amoung our selves....
(if the whole; north ireland thing is comepletely wrong, and every media report is completely wrong and there isn't any religoius violence, feel free to let me know... i'd be happy to find out everything about that is wrong)
11-24-2005, 02:32 PM
Heh, I knew it was gonna be Ireland. This comes up all the time.
Ok here goes.
The media is wrong. Completely wrong. There is NO religious violence.
Within Northern Ireland there are two main communities:
Protestants and Catholics.
These are not Christians, these are names of massive Gangs. They are not Christians at all. Better terms would be
Protestants - Unionists/Loyalists/Orangemen
Catholics - Republicans
The all-night rioting is a load of crap. There was some rioting a couple of months back, burn a few cars, block a few roads and that was it, but thats the worst there's been in yeeeears.
With Catholic schoolgirls crying as their parents tried to protect them from stone-throwing Protestants
I have never heard of this before. All the Catholic schools are deep within Catholic territory. Protestants do not go there, period. Unless they want shot to ribbons.
So rest easy, it's all media lies to stir people against Christianity.
The Christians in this country get on fine. I live in a Protestant community, and I have quite a few Catholic friends, both Christian Catholics and ppl who just live in a Catholic area.
Take this site. The ones who do 90% of the violence in Ireland, both sides (Loyalist and Republican) are Chavs... Or as we call em Spides.
11-24-2005, 03:03 PM
thats cool then if its not actually like that... it is however how it's represented to australia (i cant really speak for other countries) and most australians see it as religious stuff...
i'm glad you can say it's not though :) that north ireland thing only sprang to my mind because... thats how north ireland comes accross in everything ive heard about north ireland in my 25 years of living.... unfortunately..
that school incident i remember happening.. i'll try to find the actual articles on that to show you..
I do still see individual stuff going on (in australia at least) in regards to religious conflicts (like little scuffles or fisty fights punch ups) and i'm sure it's not just located to Australia..
so my view wasnt just because of the north ireland stuff that is being portaited..
11-25-2005, 03:53 AM
That's how it's represented to most countries and places. Atheists LOVE to use N Ireland as an excuse against God and even when I explain it all to them they just totally ignore me and continue ranting how it's all religion. *FUME*
I wouldn't worry about Individual stuff, you can be a Christian and an idiot at the same time.
11-25-2005, 06:42 PM
I wouldn't worry about Individual stuff, you can be a Christian and an idiot at the same time.
exactly. God takes us as we are, idiots included. ;)
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