First let me say that my opinions and beliefs about religion tend to confuse a lot of Christians to either the point of anger, insulting retaliation, hate mail, ignorance and in some cases all of the above. But no matter what I say, understand that Im not trying to please anyone. Now...
Why is it that half of the Christians on this website can use scripture to justify a means, or to explain a religious point, BUT when I use a scripture to do just the same I get called ignorant, and uneducated. I get told that I take the scriptures too literal, or that I am twisting the meaning, or (my personal favorite) taking the scripture out of context/content?
Why is there a double standard?
PS If I spelled something wrong...SO WUT!!!!!!
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 7:55 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
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Answer by CABlonde at 8:02 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
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Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 8:43 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
I am a Christian and would encourage anyone to read the scriptures (which you have to do if you're going to quote them, right?). That said, I don't think I've ever quoted scripture to make a point here on CM and I tend to double check those who do (by looking up the scripture myself). I can't speak to your beliefs because, well, I don't know what they are, but I believe everyone has a right to their own opinion and I won't try to force my religious beliefs down your throat if you will do me the same favor (you referring to the general public here, not to any one poster).
Answer by scout_mom at 8:54 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
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Answer by getrealmama at 9:07 PM on Aug. 30, 2010