In Ten Words...
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About MeBased on my ratings, I'm a well-spoken, thought-provoking jerk.
Sorry about that last part. I'm working on it.
I consider myself Christian in the sense that Christ is my Lord and Savior, and my only purpose for existing is God's glory.
Keep in mind, my belief is only those who put their faith in Christ as Lord and Savior will go to heaven. This doesn't mean I don't like you or think you're stupid if you're not a Christian. Nor does it mean I think I'm better than you. I think I'm blessed, and I want nothing more than to share that blessing with you.
The compliment to this, of course, is that if you don't believe in Christ, you're going to hell. Again, I'm not better than you, but it's similar to seeing someone about to step off the sidewalk into the path of a bus, from which there's no escape. I hope that my sense of urgency doesn't come across as anger or a lack of tolerance, but merely as a manifestation of my concern. I also want to emphasize, in light of a recent blurb, that I do not personally condemn or damn anyone to hell. Not only is it not my place to do so, it is not within my power, and certainly not my desire; in fact, even if it was my place, power, and desire, I do not have the knowledge to do so: only God knows one's heart, and as such I can never truly know if someone is a believer or not. My goal is simply to relay God's message of love, though, when asked, I will not sugar-coat or avoid the truth that is the potential for damnation.
While I may seem confrontational at times, I'll try to be respectful.
When an opportunity arises to discuss my faith, I will do so.
When arguments are presented against my faith, I will do my best to defend it.
I'll try not to be confrontational, and I make a point of not being insulting or dismissive, but I may slip up at times, as it's more or less my nature (choleric/sanguine and all...sigh).
Anyway, feel free to send me a PM if you find a post of mine to be overly aggressive, and I'll make an earnest effort to correct it. I like a good argument, but I don't like it to get heated.
Side note: I have a borderline fanatical obsession with Star Wars. The only tattoo I have is the Rebel Insignia on my left shoulder blade (I plan to add the Imperial Insignia on the right). I love the movies (even the bad acting in the prequel trilogy), and have read roughly 90% of all the "Extended Universe"books. Can't get enough.
He has given more than one negative blurb over very minor incidents, as minor as a single post disagreeing with his views.
Just to defend myself a little bit here: I have given 7 blurbs: 3 positive, 1 neutral, and 3 negative. All three negative blurbs were given after extended conversations with the involved parties that included gratuitous personal attacks on me that were irrelevant to the conversation.
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