ZOMG!!!! WHAT am i doing here?
) ... i would like to say hello again to everyone. i never really introduced myself but my name is Stephen. i am a follower of Christ and believe in the existence of God.
for starters i am not here to argue. after some time pondering i understand what you guys are doing is a good thing. a lot of christians have gotten out of control and have really gave us a bad name. i'm here to try and be a good example of a christian. i am not perfect and if you look hard enough you will see that i too am tarnished and subject to ill interpretation but by the grace of God i hope we can exchange intelligent ideas while respecting each other's beliefs. if not be by the grace of God, you could say by the grace of the notorious flying spaghetti monster, i don't care.
a friend from here once told me that we are at war but this war is not between you and me.
i understand that a lot my christian brethern have fallen far from the ideal that christianity was built on. not the wars we've waged or the people we've stoned, but for the rare and occisonal time that we are there to actually help someone or give them hope (yes i just went there).
the one thing i ask for while you are fighting for your right to believe what you wish... please don't make the same mistakes we have. we have valued our freedom in this country, including ours to believe in God and yours to not. although you may feel religion is a poison, some people need it and highly cherish it. i know that is left to personal rendition why they need or cherish it but forgive their manners while we discuss matters in a sensible fashion.
two wrongs don't make a right, and a right can be wrong if stated wrongly. )
May God bless us and give us the words to express our ideas in a creative and civil manner, while providing us an ear that we may truly hear each other, and a voice to clearly project our thoughts.