I haven’t been ignoring your comments, just asking God to help me know how best to talk with you.
Here’s the problem: I run a site for families and kids. Your avatar, which you have every right to keep, could be nightmare inducing. So, I decided it wouldn’t be good to approve them just because of that. I’m sorry.
Well, then what to do with your comments? I’ve copied them out and can address them here if you like, or if you have a profile without a potentially nightmare inducing picture, you can post again. It’s up to you.
Oh, one request. I’m a busy mom and don’t have the time to deal with a whole bunch of extra issues all at once. It’s also universally a sign of a troll to flood someone with comments. If you bring up one topic at a time I’d be delighted to discuss things with you.
While you’re considering, you might enjoy a couple posts I’ve done as well:
Oh, yes, if the best you can give me is people taking the Bible out of context so they can continue doing things God repeatedly tells us He hates, you aren’t trying very hard. God often warns us in the Bible this will happen, so why would I throw out the Bible because its prediction on human depravity proves true? (in response to the- southern slave owners used Noah’s curse on Canaan to justify their treatment of African slaves)
Cheri [last name edited for privacy]
To which I replied:
If you find people who believe differently from you frightening and threatening maybe you should look inward before finding fault in others.
To which she replied:
“But people tend to see in others what they expect to see,”
I would ask you to reread what I actually said about your avatar and the nature of trolls. How you came to the conclusions you did about what I think of you based on the words I used is beyond me.
BTW, I read something interesting this morning: Jesus said, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”
So I leave it to you, the readers. Am I misinterpreting their intent? Is the bible quote they gave me about how believers are wonderful and non-believers are evil really a warm embrace of her fellow human being? Or am I once again being dismissed and condescended to in the name of jesus?
By the way my avatar of a fossil is “nightmare inducing” but here’s a picture from one of her blogs: