Posted by Dena on March 5, 2003, at 21:39:57
In reply to Lou's (note) reply to Dena's post-6K-b » Lou Pilder, posted by Lou Pilder on March 5, 2003, at 19:07:56
Lou, I don't believe it's possible for me to communicate with you when you require a detailed explanation of whatever it is I post. You've basically made a mountain out of a molehill.
In answer to one of your many questions, yes, each person has the ability to choose to take offense or to let things go. Otherwise we cause ourselves to be victims of everyone else. It grieved me deeply to read of derogatory comments made about Jesus Christ, but I chose to not take personal offense from the comments. I would wish the same of you. Especially when no offense was intended.
I don't know what your goal is with this thread. Are you trying to provoke me into writing something that would get me blocked again? Are you trying to get me to say something negative about others' beliefs regarding purgatory? (for the record, I was raised in a Protestant church that taught against purgatory. I'm now embracing the historic roots of Christianity, & I'm learning about many things I previously didn't believe in, such as purgatory. I'm exploring this particular doctrine with an open mind, & have yet to come to any particular conclusion.)
I would like for Dr. Bob to intervene at this point, for him to read the previous postings & determine for himself whether or not what Jonathan & I wrote is worthy of blocking.
I see no point in you and I belaboring this issue between ourselves.