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Old 01-28-2009, 11:27 PM   #16
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it's 'Malagasy' not 'Madagascan' though

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Have you tried posting on Christian sites? Posting on Korn and brothel sites is like going to Holland and asking where all the Madagascans are. I mean sure, you'll find a few, but it you want a Madagascan you go to Madagascar, you know?
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:02 AM   #17
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I'm a Christian.

I think most people here in FYM know it too.

But since my politics tend to be more liberal, I don't know if that "counts" or not.

(Which is funny, because I'm guessing I'm probably one of the most theologically conservative Christian posters on this forum. . .not that you'd ever guess it).
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:04 AM   #18
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I have been online since 1998.

-Going about the net trying to spread the good news about that rebel from Nazareth

-Posting the Sunday Dispatches

-Discussing the merits of the Christian faith

-From the Korn boards to a brothel in Nevada

-I've tried to get around
This explains the lack of engagement people encounter with iron horse. He's not here to discuss ore even be a U2 fan. He's only here to preach.


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What I find is puzzling is that I encounter very few Christians on these sites.
Apparently they're here; they just don't respond to or agree with your kind of posts.
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:43 AM   #19
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(Which is funny, because I'm guessing I'm probably one of the most theologically conservative Christian posters on this forum. . .not that you'd ever guess it).
Don't worry, I would.
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:56 AM   #20
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If you're looking for honesty, people who try to spread religion to me are exactly the types of people who turn me away from it.

I find it much easier to be apathetic at this point.
This pretty much captures what I don't like about church and any expectation that there's a "right" way to express Christianity.

I'm not at all apathetic of many basic Christian beliefs and values, but I don't drink Kool Aid and churches and ministries tend to be full of people who do. So I avoid them. I want 100% fruit juice blend lol - hard to find!

Iron Horse, what I personally appreciate about your Sunday Dispatches is that there is no commentary. Usually they do a good job of capturing the current and common vibe prevalent in most of the threads and provide an opportunity to silently meditate on the basic Christian'ness' underlying all our bickering and heated debates.

What sort of validation are you looking for?
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:07 AM   #21
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I am a spiritual person, who happens to a Catholic Church. I believe that my relationship with God is a personal one. I don't believe in "conversion." I think if a person comes to Christ, it has to be his or her choice. I also, have the greatest respect for all other religions.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:36 AM   #22
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I'm a Christian.

I think most people here in FYM know it too.

But since my politics tend to be more liberal, I don't know if that "counts" or not.

(Which is funny, because I'm guessing I'm probably one of the most theologically conservative Christian posters on this forum. . .not that you'd ever guess it).
You know, I have never understood how so many Christians tend to side with the pro-gun, pro use of military force, "You're poor cause you're lazy" side of US Politics. And all these wacky atheists talking peace and charity? It seems ass backwards to me. WWJD? Buy a gun, bomb Iran and tell the homeless family in the shelter to quit whining and suck it up. AMEN!
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People aren't always "loud" about it, sometimes quiet is better too. You can be quiet and still be effective.

Actions rather than words too, that sort of thing
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:31 AM   #24
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I'm surprised you don't see Christians here, iron horse. I see many here and I'm not even looking for them.
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True,

One of my favorite quotes is from St. Frances. "Show the world your faith and if necessary, use words."
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You know, I have never understood how so many Christians tend to side with the pro-gun, pro use of military force, "You're poor cause you're lazy" side of US Politics. And all these wacky atheists talking peace and charity? It seems ass backwards to me. WWJD? Buy a gun, bomb Iran and tell the homeless family in the shelter to quit whining and suck it up. AMEN!
Not all of us, feel this way. In regards to Pro-war, guns and poverty.

WWJD......those who have done for the least of my brothers, has done so for me. That is what he would do.
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Iron Horse, I agree with BVS and Martha. You seem to be here just to preach, and every often what you do preach is not Christian-like.

Why do you feel the need to preach? Why can't you accept that people are going to believe what they want to believe?

I hope you respond to this with a thorough answer and not by simply saying that you love "the rebel from Nazareth."
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I'm a Christian.

I think most people here in FYM know it too.

But since my politics tend to be more liberal, I don't know if that "counts" or not.

(Which is funny, because I'm guessing I'm probably one of the most theologically conservative Christian posters on this forum. . .not that you'd ever guess it).


but, you see, i don't think you count because you don't sit there and tell TIH how wonderful he is because he's spreading the word, nor do you encourage his smoking addiction or other various justifications for whatever behavior he views as admirable through whatever nostalgic lens he turns on himself.

the difference, it seems to me, is that TIH is looking not to communicate or discuss, but to be affirmed.

and FYM is not the place to go for affirmation.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:39 AM   #29
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Where are the Christians?
Probably out there trying to interfere in people's lives..........
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:41 AM   #30
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Aqui.

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." - John 3:16

I'm a devout Christian, but occasionally have existential views. I think it's wrong for anyone to push religion on others. To each their own though, IMO.
I grew up in a Catholic household, but now that I'm free to meander at the wonderful age of 19 years old, I consider myself a solid Christian now. I don't think religion and politics should merge either. It isn't right. Freedom is a natural right, but people try too hard to push things upon each other. There's a fine line between pushing Christianity and spreading the word.
By the way, my intention was not to offend anyone but rather share my opinion.
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