Guys, really. I know we're going to get passionate about topics, and that there are some of you out there who get a lot of entertainment out of egging on the arguments, but please stop.
To those of you who want to defend Christianity, or whatever religion or path, do so through email if you want to get ugly about it. Just stop slinging insults to one another on the forums. It's counterproductive to the type of environment we should have here.
I know, I've fought with folks here in the past myself, but sometimes you just have to look at things and say.. woah, no more.
-hugs Mark, Misha, and most anyone else who wants them, and skitters back to work.-
Oh, I won't deny people free will. There's a difference, though, and it's not a matter of free will when someone unloads on non-Christians with venom, or vice versa, for the sake of venom itself. I think that we all have the option and ability to be civil, or even better - to be personable. To be the better person, in a way.
I love all of you, but the petty squabbles are too much even for me.
I guess I am one that's on the "inside" side of the faith fence, but I was only thinking this same thing. You beat me to it in posting a request similar to this one of yours. I assure you, as a believer, I am having fun. I take no offence at things said to me, and I certainly intend none to others. Sometimes my somewhat sarcastic sense of humor can be misunderstood for attacks, but they are not! Thanks for starting the thread, and I hope many read it.
Well I liked that thread... I like watching human nature. I'll never be able to meet these hubbers. But it fascinates me to draw a picture of what these guys are in real life based on what they write and how they react to stimulus and other things... sooner or later it is easy to predict the way there thoughts behave.
And Mark... I made that bacon horror you showed me... and well... there's still oil on my keyboard... on my guitar... and my camera... and it is all your fault. You sure are an expert in cardiac delights.
I was following this thread and I know this is a little off topic, but Im going to say it anyways Your little girl is absolutely beautiful! And having three girls of my own - I know beautiful baby girls. I also feel confident she will keep your wife's beautiful blue eyes. All three of my girls were born with crystal blue eyes and all three still have them at 7, 4 and 3.
Eh, I wouldnt worry about it too much. With my three girls, I still havent had to sit through a princessy movie yet. We've seen Curious George, Flushed Away, Bolt, and the Shrek's, which are the closest we've come to princesses
And she's for sure to be a heartbreaker...she's too cute!
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