"Precisely. Anil is *just* as welcome as any of us...no more, no less. And, if *any* of us behaved like that, I would expect eventual sanctioning and the possibility of removal.
To stick with the theme of this group, my attitude…"
"Chuck - the problem I have with Anil's posts is not their content per se, but that they are copied and pasted verbatim from several other websites. AOM is not meant to be a mouthpiece, it is meant for discussion and conversation. You cannot…"
"Remember, Ken, Anil is just as welcome here, as you or I. We have people come, and people go, and only *some* of them stay for the long term.
Anil's posts are...troubling? Yeah, that's a good word. But,…"
"I don't dislike Shane. But what was uncalled for here? ...was it the BAD word?
You attackers, and defenders of the faith should train your guns on Anil...he's the guy who's infiltrated your Camp...and diluting what was at one time a…"
"After all, everything hinges on the meaning of the word *is.*
Seriously, Ken, that little outburst was uncalled for. Shane can be exasperating, but he's generally a good guy, and he knows his stuff.
As for the topic at…"
Initially he answered you & the OP by saying you were technically correct that there are no bad words, but he went on to explain that words have meaning.
And therein lies the problem, as I see it... If they aren't bad words, then why…"
"That's just it Ken, Larry didn't show anything. He said he was familiar with the passages about Jesus insulting people, then went on to tell the Christmas story, then halfassed the Passion, then talked about how badass Jesus was,…"
"When one throws fire on you if you throw fire against him in return, can your fire extinguish the opposite fire? The fire thrown by you cannot pacify the injuries caused by your enemy’s fire on your body. The injuries caused by your fire on…"
"That's what's wrong with you christians....rather than unite around the book you claim to be the words of The Christian,...when someone shows you in the bible (as Larry & others have)...when you're wrong about something, or refuse…"
"In many cases, the words are only "bad" by arbitrary designation. Words aren't, themselves, moral or immoral.
I'm not sure what difference it makes which word one chooses to use for their feces. There are situations…"
"It's odd that he didn't continue with that passage. The end of it reads, "For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned." Would have been a bit more powerful.
Except for the…"
"While I understand that some people use their "clean" language, etc., as a way of demonstrating their commitment to Christ, I'm not sure that that's the kind of thing that's really important. Some Christians don't…"
I do not hate the christian faith. I just get annoyed when someone brings it into a argument it does not belong. Arguing religion over the internet solves nothing... I did
before, but have learned. No ones opinion is going to change.
stay away from the logo's that look like corporate logo's. It makes the church seem colder to outsiders (I am trying to give you an outsiders perspective from the church because I assume you want to get more followers).
From what I have seen "Where Jesus Meet's real life" is the best slogan, but i am torn on the imagery. You want warm colours to make the place seem inviting. Blue and white tends to come off cold. The Jesus fish with the cross' makes me thin cemetery, so I may have to go with one of the lighter coloured hills with a cross on top, or the golden bridge. I am not saying they are the best Symbols, but they are the most inviting in my opinion.
The one you guys ranked the best is clever, for it looks like a cross and a cross road (hopefully not the one Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil at), but as I said, the colours are cold.
Keep in mind this is just my opinion and just what I think if you are trying to bring new blood into the church.
"I am not a parent, not yet, nor, obviously, am I fearful of this threat. I know it exists, but all personal knowledge of illegal sex comes from older men targetting middle school and high school girls, not younger."
"I'd look into changing the permanence of the living-with-my-parents/ next-door-to-my-sister situation. Contact with nieces and nephews ain't quite as crucial when you have a family of your own to tend to ... but, its far…"