Eric posted a follow-up comment on our post, "Part 7: Homosexuality: Right or Wrong, Harmless or Harmful?":
"Is it clear to you, because we don't agree with you?"
No it's clear because what I wrote was a humor piece with no political or religious agenda and you seem to want to lump me in as an apologist for JK Rowling and/or homosexuality without having so much as a glimmer of where I stand on either issue.
We are under no obligation to respond to every comment. Also, readers should be able to see when silence is not concession. If someone is right in our eyes and we stand corrected, we will say so. It is still helpful to would-be real Christians that we address Eric's comments.
The only way Eric's statement above makes any sense in the mundane is that Eric jumped to conclusions. Not everyone else we linked to is an apologist for J. K. Rowling and/or homosexuality. We didn't pick out sites that way. We took all the blogs as they came. A Republican conservative for Brownback for President of the U.S. was included, and he came and made comments on this site without falsely concluding that we had lumped him in with apologist for J. K. Rowling and/or homosexuality.
you seem to want to lump me in
"seem"? Your vision is cloudy. We're right there out in the open stating what we're stating. You're reading in things that aren't there. It's your imagination.
Why didn't you just express your position on Rowling and Homosexuality? We didn't prevent you.
You don't like the whole of our position. It isn't just about Rowling. You don't like it that we're stating the facts about Jesus's position about capitalism and militarism and other forms of lust. Be honest.
Eric's views remain muddy regardless of whether or not we've read every word he's ever written. There is no "clear" in Eric's position. We didn't need a glimmer of anything to include or exclude a link to Eric's post.
Who has "no political or religious agenda"? Eric has an agenda and it is both political and religious.
My Grandma used to say that you can't win a stinking contest against a skunk. Rather than get into a protracted argument with someone who is clearly unhinged, I'm going to bid you good day.
You came back, Eric, answered one thing and incorrectly at that, and ran away. Well, that's what you've made yourself. We didn't force you or encourage you in that direction. Our intention is not to cause any to fall but to rather find those who will rise. We needed it and need it. We're doing the Golden Rule.
I look forward to seeing if your group makes it to the big leagues with the Branch Dividians and Jim Jones' bunch.
It is hypocrisy to incorrectly assign us the motive of lumping together all those to whom we linked as apologists for J. K. Rowling and/or homosexuality and then turn around and lump the Real Liberal Christian Church in with the Branch Davidians, David Koresh, and Jim Jones.
Eric, you hate the idea that Jesus was and is a real "liberal." You can't swallow it. You want to remain a false-conservative. You want what the Empire serves up. You'll look the other way while your chosen leaders work iniquity. You want your cut. You want it for your flesh offspring. It's not good. You're wrong. It's a fatal error. You're spiritually dead. You don't believe in Jesus. You hate Jesus.
It is hypocrisy to complain that we didn't read your whole blog before simply linking to blogs that wrote on a subject and then turn around and tempt others, misleading them, to fall for your insidious accusation to start a malicious rumor that we are as the Branch Davidians, David Koresh, and Jim Jones.
What do know about them and us? The reason you engage in hit-and-run tactics is because you are unable to defend your position. You don't know how to debate. You are afraid to debate, because you know you will lose. You've lost before you've begun.
The Branch Davidians were armed to the teeth. How can pacifists be as the Branch Davidians? Do you really think that intelligent souls are going to buy your analogy? Wise people are not going to conclude that the Real Liberal Christian Church is armed. The only sword we have is the spiritual sword of truth. It's a metaphor, Eric, but it's true. It does divide and as cleanly as God.
The Branch Davidians were in error. That doesn't excuse what the Clinton Administration did to them. There was evil on both sides, but the U.S. government had the greater sin. Those people didn't have to die.
Did you search our site on "Branch Davidians" and "David Koresh" before you jumped to your conclusions and ran away?
As for Jim Jones, there are things about that event that were much easier to cover up.
We aren't part of the militia movement, Eric.
You didn't care to defend capitalism or militarism versus the New Commandment, did you, Eric. You just called us "a skunk" and "unhinged" and ran away, because that's all you're capable of doing, by your freewill choice. You aren't capable of getting at the truth. We don't say this to run you down. If you'd seek the truth, we'd be happy for everyone with whom you have any sway.
The reason we engaged you on the Internet as we did is to help souls to the truth. Selfishness is false-hearted. We told you that in oh so many words, but you hated it and chose to run from it. Others don't hate it and won't run from it but rather toward it. They will conflate by the Holy Spirit of truth whom you have rejected clearly and plainly by your own words. You better turn from hating Jesus's words to feed the lambs and sheep and to give your all, Eric. Jesus was right. He was right about everything. He was right about the future. It's still coming.
The truth of the matter, Eric, is that by being in favor of sin, you make the world hospitable for all manner of error. If you are for capitalism, that hypocrisy opens the door for war and homosexuality and then pedophilia and then on and on. It doesn't matter which form of selfishness you introduce, all selfishness will flow in if you even open the gates of hell a tiny crack. Shut the gates of hell all the way and open the gates to heaven and go in to stay forever.
What's wrong with that?
Anyone who doubts that we are speaking truth need only ask God and Jesus Christ directly and in earnest.
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