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Discussion in 'Christian Debate Forum' started by Willie T, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. marks

    marks Well-Known Member

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    Not everyone wants to answer questions. Maybe it's like tipping personal "sacred cows".

    Much love!
     
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    Same here @FHII , I'm not good at them either....they peter out pretty quickly for the most part.
     
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    Hidden In Him Well-Known Member

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    I see. I have noticed that in theological debates there are some who are quick to want to discuss verses and passages that appear to support their position yet they begin evading the minute verses or passages which don't are addressed. I'm not really after trying to best others in debate, but once I get into serious discussions with someone, I want to carry the debate out to the full, and I want the entirety of scripture addressed and accounted for.

    When someone starts evading, it tells me one of two things: Either they're trying to save face, or being deliberately dishonest with the word, and while all of us makes mistakes (I make some too), both these reactions tell me they are not the authority in the word they are purporting themselves to be. This then puts me in a position of needing to warn them that they are assuming authority that they really shouldn't, as those who teach are going to receive the greater judgment...

    <Sigh> I'm thankful for the good ones, though, and we have a lot of them here. As the scripture says, "Think on that which is of a good report." : )
     
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  4. marks

    marks Well-Known Member

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    Well stated!

    Much love!
     
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  5. Willie T

    Willie T Well-Known Member

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    Sadly, sometimes the evasion may be ignoring a troll who, in essence, asks a question reminiscent to "Have you quit beating your wife?"
     
  6. Hidden In Him

    Hidden In Him Well-Known Member

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    LoL.

    Trolls... I'll never understand it. Maybe they beat on their own wives, until they leave them for the mailman, and then the only people they have left to beat on are other people on online forums....

    Oh, well. On my better days, I try to make myself a poor excuse for a whipping boy by coming off all cuddly and lovable like this:

    [​IMG]

    Which reminds me...
    I need to change my avatar some day.
     
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    Hijacked already by people who want to be listened too or feel the need to post their opinions.

    Sorry @Willie T, I am high jacking it as well, doing the same thing.
     
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    Jay Ross Well-Known Member

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    Depends on who leaves, the husband or the wives with the mail delivery person, to be PC.

    Sorry @Willie T I am doing it again.
     
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  9. Willie T

    Willie T Well-Known Member

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    Just because I may be the one to start a thread, trust me, I do not then feel it is "my thread" and that I own it, or something. I happen to love it when a thread develops a life of its own. I personally think trying to force people to talk only about the OP is foolishness.
     
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    Perhaps to be PC you should have said, "Have you stopped beating your live in partner with benefits?", as both men and women are beaten by their respective partners in life whether physically or verbally.
     
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    Your critics have analyzed the literary style of these 27 threads and their consensus is that their style is so different than the authentic Willie that they must be deemed pseudonymous. Therefore, all who respond to those threads must address them to Deutero_Willy.
     
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    Ick!

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    Those threads are Pseudo-Willy? Who would have thunk it: Fraudulent Willies, posting about "willy-nilly" with no one the wiser... scary.
     
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    Willie T Well-Known Member

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    Oh, please don't relegate them to such a daunting task. They can hardly deal with just one Willie.
     
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    I think there's some sort of advertising skill required, but it also seems to be related to the mentality of the group in general. There is a group I belong to where some of the most incomprehensibly idiotic posts get a few hundred responses in just a day or so while the intelligent post gets less than a doze or more (no, I'm not referring to my own posts either). I'm talking about people who have some seriously in depth intelligent posts that get no traction whatsoever. It's bizarre, but then I noticed after reading through some of the lengthy posts that the majority of people are just not able to tackle the more intelligent or insightful posts. They're looking for some sort of emotional release rather than an intelligent conversation.
     
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    Well, it certainly interesting. It seems to me that there are always "hot topics" which will always get many posts. "Faith vs. works", the Trinity, Christmas, 3 days and 3 nights... Just to name a few. Not saying they aren't worth talking about, but the board is flooded with them and has been since I've been here.

    When someone comes up with something deeper, it takes special care to present it as interesting. It's got to be interesting, of course, but if it is presented as too complicated right away, it's probably going to bomb. I've seen this countless times:. Someone posts an interesting title, but you have to read what would be a 10 page on paper essay to get the background.

    Folks just don't want to invest the time right off the bat. Even if it is brilliant. But you can post, "The Catholic Church is the Whore in Revelations and verse bla bla bla proves it!". And then you can watch the posts flood in.

    I suppose emotions have much to do with it.
     
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    Well said.

    And the threads you just mentioned are the kind of threads that make me sigh and say.." Oh not another one, we've had of this subject".

    If I get bored with the old long ones that keep on going with the same few people...I then go back a few years and read some of the good old discussion threads ..

    I ask myself...where did all those good old members go!! :(
     
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    I think it comes down to the type of study one is interested in. Or more to the point, the kind of reading one prefers. It might be a question of whether you prefer books or magazine articles. If you had told me a few years ago that I would find myself engrossed in a 1,600 page book, I would have laughed at the absurdity of such a suggestion. Yet, I just finished such a book for the third time reading it, last week, and I have begun reading it again for the fourth time, Sunday.
     
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    I think we are 'of an age' ?
    But your brain must still be sharp Willie...not speaking of christian books, but even secular and classics ...I used to enjoy Dickens, and reading 'heavy deep devotional' studies...these day I have the attention span of a gnat. I have all my dads lovely old study books he brought over from England ...I kept them believing that 'when I got old' and had more time I would reread them...but half a paragraph is the best I can do these days.:oops:

    But, I have to praise God that when I flip through them I can still remember what blessing they are ( plus my dad, and myself also, were both addictive 'underliners'. I get blessed reading my old dads coments in the margins.
    My hubby has always been satisfied with just his bible and a few commentaries. Different strokes...

    But Willie...keep on starting threads .... :)
     
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  20. Willie T

    Willie T Well-Known Member

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    I will, but since you have pointed out that I get too long-winded in some of them, I will strive for a bit more brevity. (I do believe that "True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, but only that which is.")
     
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