PBoyington at polyengineering.com
Wed Jan 5 17:49:00 EST 2005
> First off let me preface this by saying that I started this list not
> just for Christian based Linux discussions but also because I
> have been
> on a number of other Christian mailing lists which I personally found
> *way* to legalistic...
yes there are a number of other lists that I know of that would boot me quickly. My humor is a bit skewed (as my outlook on many things in life) so I like it here. ;-)
> To put this in a modern perspective, this would
> be something
> like taking a new brother or sister to your church after they
> are first
> saved and then sending them home with a box full of envelopes and a
> tithe committment form.
heh, I know places like this. a new member gets baptized and he/she is immediately placed on a committee for something. I've watched several people get burned out by this sudden influx of responsibility and pressure.
> The one thing you really shouldn't do is apply that to more mature
> You are not going to turn a mature Christian off of Christianity by
> drinking a beer in front of them
no, but I am not going to make anyone uncomfortable if I can help it. If I know that they don't drink or that they have a problem with it I don't do it with them.
> What you might do though is get them to question
> themselves about
> why you are having that beer and do a little research in the Bible to
> find out. And that is *always* a good thing.
In theory yes, but unfortunately not all people react well to this. Case in point; we had a group of young couples meet at a restaurant one Saturday night and were having a wonderful time. For some reason the subject of alcohol came up and we had a lengthy and well involved discussion (similar to what happened here). No one ordered any alcoholic drinks. Afterwards one of the couples left the church citing that we were a bunch of drunks and did their best to turn other peoples opinion of us negative. Not once did the offended couple approach us to offer us their opinion.
Now, that said, our group is stronger than ever and growing exponentially. We don't care about how you have your hair, how good your clothes are, how much money you make, what your family name is, or where you live. The only thing that matters is this, do you love Jesus and are you willing learn about Him and spread His word?.
> Am I just rambling again or is this making sence to anyone else??
no, make sense to me (I have a paper plate in my head 'though...)
> Just one of my personal pet peeves I guess..
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