Posted by OddipusRex on January 21, 2003, at 19:52:56
In reply to the fear factor and Bob's religion, posted by rayww on January 21, 2003, at 14:17:45
I'm not sure who you were addressing. I can't discuss my religion here according to Bob's rules. I was the one who posted a quote from the Catholic catechism though. I did it because it was the Catholic church speaking for itself. I think that is better than someone else generalizing about or speaking for another faith. For example I wouldn't try to characterize "Mormon beliefs" but I might quote from Mormon teachings. I don't know what you and Lou are referring to as "Christiandom". I do think if people would avoid characterizing other people's beliefs it might be helpful. For example I have no idea what you mean by "the Christian attitude". I was unaware of your church being a threat to the organization of Christiandom. What organization? What Christiandom? Why would you think that?
If you write from your heart it doesn't offend me.
I can't write about my faith and leave Jesus out of it though. :-) That's why I generally don't post here. Mustn't offend the Bobtists. Sorry I got involved in your thread with Lou. I certainly don't think you're a dummy about anything.
God bless you.
> I am no dummy to religious philosophy. I am fully aware of the differences and similarities between Catholic/Mormon/Jew religions. I know about the Christian attitude toward our church and understand why we are considered a threat to the organization of Christiandom (as Lou would phrase it). When I write to PBF I write religion from my heart, and back up my thoughts by scripture and/or other quotes. I don't intentionally try to put a mormon twist on all questions, but there usually is one.
> Doesn't this make you angry? Bob's religion says if we criticize another's belief we risk banishment.
> Setting aside the fear factor and Bob's religion, and ignoring the "please be civil" rule for this one post, I want to know if what I write is offensive to your religion. I give you permission to criticize me, but please leave Jesus out of it.