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Do you hate americans? And for what reasons?
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i think it's because some Americans dunno the Asian's custom.. that's y sometimez they seem to be impolite although they didn't intend to


Right. Very Correct.
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2. Okay, you precisely admitted that religious people won't accept gay marriages. Who are they to force their opinions on others? Do you not find this arrogant or are you being blissfully ignorant?
3. It's not just religious people who have an issue with gay couples. If that's the case, then why do gay people get called "dykes" and "fags" by other Americans?
4. Bible thumpers are so "religious" but they criticize other people. Does that sound very Christian like to you? However, they preach the words of "their" God but they judge other people.
5. Excuse me? My boyfriend is black, so please enlighten me.



To answer statement number 2 religious people won't accept gay marriages or even gay lifestyles because it goes against everything they are taught and teach. In the Old Testament homosexuality was the most despised and heavily punished sin. Ever heard of Sodom and Gomorrah? God wiped it out with fire and brimstone (and if you go to that part of the world today you'll find plenty of evidence of that) These cities were so notorious for their homosexuality that even today we still use words that refer to their perversion (eg -- "Sodomy"). It's not so much a matter of religious people forcing their opinions on others as stating and upholding a conviction. Even nature dictates that sexual relations between the same gender are not normal or acceptable. It's an understood thing. How is vocalizing that knowledge arrogant? On top of that the people who force their opinions on others are the homosexuals. They make up less than 1% of the North American population yet their "orientation" is being taught as an alternative life style or even as normal in schools because they are so loud.

Statement number 3 was basically already answered in the previous paragraph. Even nature dictates that sexual relations between the same gender are not normal or acceptable. However, that does not mean that anyone should resort to something as childish as calling names -- whether it be a "dyke" or a "fag" or a "Bible-thumper"!

--- On a side note, no, I don't hate or dislike homosexuals. My best friend from high school came out of the closet a few years ago. But having watched him I don't see how this lifestyle is a good thing. He's had more hook-ups and boyfriends than I can keep track of. Even though he supposedly practices "safe sex" he still has more STD's than you can shake a stick at. On top of that he looks prematurely old; he's prone to depressions; and between orgies he's a pretty miserable person. I've never once said anything negative about it to him -- it has never directly come up in a discussion, but he knows me well enough to know that I don't agree with his decision. Something to keep in mind is that if a religious person truly studies the Bible and pays attention to what is actually written then they realize that to God all sin is the same. Revelation 21:8 gives a list of all those who deserve to go to hell -- and as far as God is concerned homosexuality, murder, stealing, and lying all have the same punishment. But anyone can avoid that punishment. The steps to escape the punishment for sin are found in Romans #1 Romans 3:10&23; #2 Romans 5:8; #3 Romans 6:23; #4 Romans 10:9,10,13. Reading Romans 10:14-17 might help you understand why Bible-thumpers like me are so vocal about their beliefs. ---

I'll admit that your fourth statement got my "ire" up a bit, but I'll do my best to answer it calmly. First of all there are people who claim to be Christians that do not act like it at all -- they are destructively critical, overly judgmental, legalistic, etc. They do these things out of a desire to make themselves look better -- they aren't really any different than the New Testament Pharisees that Jesus spoke against so strongly. Their attitude changes their message. Secondly, the existence and actions of these people does not make it wrong to point out something that is not right. If you found a fruit tree covered with pests that were damaging the fruit and the tree itself would you say that the tree was perfectly healthy or would you say that it was diseased and take measure to cure it or help the owner cure it? Are you then criticizing the tree for stating the obvious -- wouldn't this be constructive criticism? Is it "judging" to take steps to correct the problems that you see? Thirdly, the word "Christian" comes from Greek and it literally means "little Christs." Therefore, a Christians actions should reflect what Jesus Christ's actions would be. Jesus wasn't some panty-waste that spoke of lovey-feely, warm and fuzzy peace. He brutally criticized those "religious" people that acted like they were perfect and looked down on all others who weren't as good as them (Matthew 23:27&28). Jesus was also a protector of those who had done wrong and genuinely repented (John 8:1-11). He was kind and understanding to those who were ignorant, but he did not tolerate any foolishness from those who should have known better. For a Christian to be like Jesus they must recognize the sin and evil around them, and take measures to aid and help those that they see on a path to trouble. Jesus could be both soft-spoken and violently angry when he saw something that was very wrong. As God he knew the proper way to deal with every situation. Well, Christians aren't God so we screw up on a regular basis, but out goal is to be worthy of the title "little Christs."

Your fifth statement seemed to refer to people who are prejudiced. I think that they're wrong too. God made everyone equal regardless of their race or skin color. There are plenty of interracial marriages in the Bible -- Moses was married to a black woman. I'm white, and my husband is a Mexican. Racial prejudices are wrong and an affront to God because this would be an attack on His creation.

I realize that you probably won't like most of what I wrote -- you may even accuse me of being a hypocrite, but there were some common misconceptions that needed to be clarified. Some people may make Christianity into a religion now-a-days: religions are inventions of man after all not God, but Christianity was originally about a relationship with God. I am sorry that so many people have had bad experiences with Christians; it makes me very sad to think how we must shame God with our words and actions while we claim to be representing Him. But even if all Christians were to follow the teachings of Jesus and the Apostles to the letter, there would still be people that dislike Christians because most people innately dislike any allusion to error on their part. You see the last thing Jesus did before going to heaven was to leave us Christians with a job (Matthew 28:19,20) -- we are supposed to tell others what He taught us. The rest of the New Testament after Jesus returned to heaven is about how the Apostles followed that command. Understand that Christians sharing their convictions is the very foundation of our system of belief and practice.

For those who don't understand what all this has to do with disliking Americans, America was a nation founded on Christian principles of equality and religious freedom. It would be hard to deny this fact if you've read important historical documents such as: the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights besides all of the writings from the American Founding Fathers. Today many of these documents are misquoted. For example: the phrase "a wall of separation between church and state" is found nowhere in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, or the Amendments. This phrase comes from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to a church. Within the context of the letter it is understood that Mr. Jefferson is reassuring the church elders the government would not interfere with the church. It is important to keep in mind that up to this point most governments established a state religion and government officials held positions within the clergy. The concept of religion being free of government meddling was totally new. Isn't it ironic today that such organizations as the ACLU use words meant to liberate the church to wall it in instead.
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Okay, I really don't have the time to read all of that. Like I said before, it's not right for anyone to force their opinion on another person. It doesn't matter if that's what they feel is "right" or if that's what they "want". The whole point, is that Christian's have no right, and for them to do so, is rude. I don't believe in your "God" but I'm not going to be disrespectful and say "hey, lets ban the Bible", all because I don't believe in any of it. Christian's tend to be arrogant, thinking that it's okay to criticize someone all because that someone is doing something that Christian's don't believe in. From my knowledge, people who go to church aren't very "Christian - like".

1. They criticize
2. They can be greedy
3. They turn into hypocrites
4. They lie
5. They curse
... I could go on ...

I'm sure there are "real" Christian's somewhere out there. However, those are the people who practice their religion faithfully, unlike the things I've mentioned above. ^^ You can go to church every Sunday, pray every night and still not be considered a "real" Christian. It's sad because I've never come across anyone who I could give that title too ...

Amusing, how a conversation about America, turned into Christianity.
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When you say were all up in another countrys buisness agian its not the american people who are in there buisness its the government.


Does the government not consist of people who are American? You do realize that the American people vote the president in office, right? We vote the president in and the president, along with the congress makes the decisions for the country. So if we have a horrible president, it's because of the American people because it took their votes to get the candidate in.


Uhmm, the Electoral College is the one that picks the President of the United States, not the people. If you remember the 2000 election, George W. never won the "popular" (US citizens) vote but he still won the election because he was able to win the votes from the electoral college of the different states in the union.

Anyway, on to the topic at hand. I think if you are going to travel anywhere, you must at least learn some customs of where ever it is you are going. Take for instance my experience in Portugal. We were told that they bring out extra stuff like bread, olives and what have you, but it isn't free. To an American (person raise in the United States), that is weird because we go to restaurants and things like bread are complimentary. I think over generalization is the one to blame here. Every country has bad, ignorant, bigoted, rude people. Misconceptions arise because of ignorance, and if we were to put more effort into learning about other cultures, some of these cultural problems might cease. Of course someone also mentioned that Americans didn't know anything about the elections in Australia. Well just to let everyone out there that isn't familiar with the news scene in the States, we have two different news stations; those that cover the immediate area (these are local news stations with affiliation to the big four: ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX) and the cable news networks: CNN, FOX News, etc. Cable news networks are premium channels and believe it or not, there are still people out there that use antennae (of course with the digital converter because the US has changed to digital last Summer) to watch television, if they watch it at all.
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Okay, I really don't have the time to read all of that. Like I said before, it's not right for anyone to force their opinion on another person. It doesn't matter if that's what they feel is "right" or if that's what they "want". The whole point, is that Christian's have no right, and for them to do so, is rude. I don't believe in your "God" but I'm not going to be disrespectful and say "hey, lets ban the Bible", all because I don't believe in any of it. Christian's tend to be arrogant, thinking that it's okay to criticize someone all because that someone is doing something that Christian's don't believe in. From my knowledge, people who go to church aren't very "Christian - like".

1. They criticize
2. They can be greedy
3. They turn into hypocrites
4. They lie
5. They curse
... I could go on ...

I'm sure there are "real" Christian's somewhere out there. However, those are the people who practice their religion faithfully, unlike the things I've mentioned above. ^^ You can go to church every Sunday, pray every night and still not be considered a "real" Christian. It's sad because I've never come across anyone who I could give that title too ...

Amusing, how a conversation about America, turned into Christianity.


Fortunately, I did read all of what you wrote before answering. It is a pity that you didn't read all of mine before making your opinion known, again. I pretty much covered all of the issues that you just restated in my answer.

As far as the right to share my thoughts and religious convictions that is actually covered pretty clearly in the third article of the Bill of Rights http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/freedom/bill/text.html. It's quite the reverse of your statement -- you have no right to tell me that I have no right.

If done properly a Christian is not criticizing others merely telling them (based on the Bible) God's opinion of of what is being done.

As to the faults of Christians -- we have many MANY faults just like any other person. The difference is that we know for sure where we're going when life is over because we admitted that we have many faults and sins and asked God to forgive us of them. Before you accuse us of all those things make non-Christain society look into your mirror of faults. Also keep in mind that God will judge and punish a Christian here on earth and in heaven for their words and actions.

Finally, I find it ironic that you would criticize Christians of being arrogant yet arrogantly state your opinion without first reading an opposing statement.

To quote two very wise people:

Proverbs 18:13, "He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame to him." ~ God's Words via Solomon

"Every human being must be viewed according to what it is good for. For not one of us,
no, not one, is perfect. And were we to love none who had imperfection, this world would
be a desert for our love." ~ Thomas Jefferson

"Difference of opinion leads to enquiry, and enquiry to truth; and
I am sure...we both value too much the freedom of opinion
sanctioned by our Constitution, not to cherish its exercise even
where in opposition to ourselves." --Thomas Jefferson to P. H.
Wendover, 1815.

"Nothing but good can result from an exchange of information
and opinions between those whose circumstances and morals admit no
doubt of the integrity of their views." --Thomas Jefferson to
Elbridge Gerry, 1797.



I hope you will be troubled to read ALL of what has been written before answering.

EDIT: My pastor made a good statement last night. "A church is not an assembly of marathon runners -- the (spiritually) healthiest in the world. The church is a hospital filled with people receiving treatment for their various illnesses. Is the church full of greedy, hypocritical, sinful people? Yes, but so is the world that they have come out of. Jesus said, 'The healthy do not need a doctor -- only the sick ... I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repent.' Matthew 9:12, 13. Is this an excuse for non-Christ like behaviors? No, as every patient strives to get better so must every Christian strive to be more like Jesus."
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As an American myself...i have to agree with most of what is said here...funny though...We are the melting pot of the world...but we still seem to divide ourselves..
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from living abroad I can say most people from other countries think that all americans are either like in the movies or are all uneducated cowboys. The truth is anyone hating on americans is hating on their own countrymen. With the exception of native americans all americans are immigrants or atleast at some point their families immigrated to ammerica. Because of that you have alot of cultures and peoples all together that may or may not get along. Typically the world sees all this anger, arrogance etc and thinks that is america and their opinions are formed from what they see on the news. I wont get into the fact that the news revovles on ratings and dramatic bad news sells well. Instead I just want to point out that though as a whole we have many faults, differences, and problems and the ideals that get publicized may be offensive or seem naive to the world. Because of that are percieved very low in the world. Most of these problems were started in the histories of other cultures from around the world. Yet as a people we can do the one thing most of the world can't. We can put behind us our differences at the end of the day and move forward every bettering our lives and the lives of those around us. Because we can do this and it works well we sometimes try to show the rest of the world how by trying to change other countries, govts, or sticking or noses into others buisness, but it isnt because we think we are better then everyone it is because we want others to enjoy what we enjoy in this country. In alot of cases it is unwelcome but we won't know until we try and we never give up. No matter how many times we try and fail we keep trying until one day we will get it right. The only way to get it right is to get constructive input from the world. Don't tell us how you hate us or think we are arrogant instead give us your ideas on how to better approach the situation. When people can finally sort out their differences and move forward consturctively everyone benefits. Likewise if we make mistakes point them out but don't stop there give us your suggestions so we can avoid making mistakes in the future.

The truth is most of the problems in the world in which America has been involved in are not the fault of America alone they are the fault of allot more governments and countries as well. the only difference is America unlike most of the world has no problem admitting it in hopes that someone somewhere can advise us on how to correct our ways.

All of this does sometime lead to Americans thinking they are better then the rest of the world when we are not. And for anyone in the world that has had to deal with that I apologize for their behavior. I only ask you to keep in mind how america came to be and all the internal problems we have to deal with as a nation before you go passing judgement on all of us as a nation. Hopefully eventually we will all be able to put aside our differences and move forward.
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Every country has had their share in dirty work. There's no point in waving your number one fingers around, since someone can easily call you out. Get what I mean?

I think it's sad that we have to continually argue about such a pointless subject. Just another hate thread if you ask me.
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i dont hate them..though i guess, im a lil bit perplexed by the Americanophilism of my countrymen. Our music and movies are dominated by the American industry--i can barely hear local songs on the radio and musical shows; most are American pop!!!. Generally, those who have caucasian-like qualities (white, pointed nose, reddish cheeks, tall or mestizos) or are Half-americans are considered more beautiful than the native beauty (brown skinned and average stature). i dont understand too, why we have to disregard our local language (Filipino) in favor of studying English.
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work at mcdonald or some other fast food resturant .u will know what americans are like.
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This is just plain discriminative. If you do, I feel sorry for you. Not all people are the same -- something you are, for whatever reason, unable to understand.
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I don't waste my time hating people. .-.
It's a waste of effort and energy and I won't earn anything by doing so.
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I apologize, due to my life schedule, I do not have the time to fiddle around much in CR debates. I did skim through your post but I was also getting ready for work.

You have a right when it comes to the "USA" but when it comes to your God, you don't. Christian's aren't supposed to criticize and judge another, is what I keep saying.

It's one thing to express your God's words and another to force it upon another person. Christian's who down talk another all because they don't agree with gays or interracial couples isn't right. It's their life, why can't they live it the way they want too? Aka freedom of speech, correct? However, in most states, gays can't even get married. Nobody should be able to keep another person from marrying another person and I find it a selfish decision when someone thinks that they can.

Let me ask you, is your God going to forgive you if you decide to murder someone? If someone continually keeps committing the same "sin", why should they be "forgiven". I'm not saying that "all" Christian's are rude and arrogant. However, all the ones that I've met (which is a lot) are all the same to me. You seem to be missing that point and are making it out to be, that I'm attacking every Christian out there. If you read my previous post like you said, you would have understood that.

I skimmed through it and when I actually read the whole thing, it was pretty much the same thing, nothing more, nothing less. However, you obviously didn't read mine if you assumed I was talking about all Christian's, when I've already stated that I wasn't.


Proverbs 18:13, "He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame to him." ~ God's Words via Solomon

Did you even hear out the gays before voting against them, seriously? -- That's if you voted.


"Every human being must be viewed according to what it is good for. For not one of us,
no, not one, is perfect. And were we to love none who had imperfection, this world would
be a desert for our love." ~ Thomas Jefferson

Did I say anything about perfection? You're not making any sense.

"Difference of opinion leads to enquiry, and enquiry to truth; and
I am sure...we both value too much the freedom of opinion
sanctioned by our Constitution, not to cherish its exercise even
where in opposition to ourselves." --Thomas Jefferson to P. H.
Wendover, 1815.


Like I said already, it's one thing to have an opinion and another to force is upon someone else.

"Nothing but good can result from an exchange of information
and opinions between those whose circumstances and morals admit no
doubt of the integrity of their views." --Thomas Jefferson to
Elbridge Gerry, 1797.


Agreed. Sharing information makes us more knowledgeable. However, asking me to agree with your opinion on gays and interracial couples , is like asking me to believe in your God. It's not going to happen.

It wasn't a bother to read it last time. However, I have a life and don't have much time for trivial things, as an a CR debate. Therefore, at the moment, it's difficult to find time to reply. A 29 yr old should understand that.
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Sekushi_Sushi wrote:

Some are great people with sparkling personalities, others are human asswipes. But the same goes for Asian people, European people, the whole world. If someone just groups them all under one stereotype, even if it's a good one, then they're either severely ignorant or total assholes.

Although, one reason why I don't hate them is because every single state has such an endearing accent. <3


I love this answer...

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I apologize, due to my life schedule, I do not have the time to fiddle around much in CR debates. I did skim through your post but I was also getting ready for work.

You have a right when it comes to the "USA" but when it comes to your God, you don't. Christian's aren't supposed to criticize and judge another, is what I keep saying.

It's one thing to express your God's words and another to force it upon another person. Christian's who down talk another all because they don't agree with gays or interracial couples isn't right. It's their life, why can't they live it the way they want too? Aka freedom of speech, correct? However, in most states, gays can't even get married. Nobody should be able to keep another person from marrying another person and I find it a selfish decision when someone thinks that they can.

Let me ask you, is your God going to forgive you if you decide to murder someone? If someone continually keeps committing the same "sin", why should they be "forgiven". I'm not saying that "all" Christian's are rude and arrogant. However, all the ones that I've met (which is a lot) are all the same to me. You seem to be missing that point and are making it out to be, that I'm attacking every Christian out there. If you read my previous post like you said, you would have understood that.

I skimmed through it and when I actually read the whole thing, it was pretty much the same thing, nothing more, nothing less. However, you obviously didn't read mine if you assumed I was talking about all Christian's, when I've already stated that I wasn't.


Proverbs 18:13, "He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame to him." ~ God's Words via Solomon

Did you even hear out the gays before voting against them, seriously? -- That's if you voted.


"Every human being must be viewed according to what it is good for. For not one of us,
no, not one, is perfect. And were we to love none who had imperfection, this world would
be a desert for our love." ~ Thomas Jefferson

Did I say anything about perfection? You're not making any sense.

"Difference of opinion leads to enquiry, and enquiry to truth; and
I am sure...we both value too much the freedom of opinion
sanctioned by our Constitution, not to cherish its exercise even
where in opposition to ourselves." --Thomas Jefferson to P. H.
Wendover, 1815.


Like I said already, it's one thing to have an opinion and another to force is upon someone else.

"Nothing but good can result from an exchange of information
and opinions between those whose circumstances and morals admit no
doubt of the integrity of their views." --Thomas Jefferson to
Elbridge Gerry, 1797.


Agreed. Sharing information makes us more knowledgeable. However, asking me to agree with your opinion on gays and interracial couples , is like asking me to believe in your God. It's not going to happen.

It wasn't a bother to read it last time. However, I have a life and don't have much time for trivial things, as an a CR debate. Therefore, at the moment, it's difficult to find time to reply. A 29 yr old should understand that.




Since it appears that we are at an impasse, this will be my last response. However as a last act of tolerance on your part hear me out on a few points. Please understand, I'm doing this so that you will understand that what you need to accept is my right to an opinion -- not my beliefs. You do not have to agree with me or believe what I do -- that is not what I am aiming for anyway. What this society needs to understand is that even religious opinions are free to be voiced and shared individually and publically like any other subject. Acceptance of a belief system is a personal matter, but the expression of the afore-mentioned system is a constitutional right.

1) In the USA we are allowed the free practice of our religion, correct? It is a protected right. Part of the free practice of my "religion" is sharing it with others. Sharing my beliefs and convictions also falls under the the freedom of speech -- which also includes expressing my thoughts in writing. When did all this foolishness start that you can say whatever you want as long as it has nothing to do with religion? It's a gag order known commonly as "political correctness."

2) Criticism is not a bad thing as long as it is constructive. Many Christians state what they believe in order to help someone have a better life. It is a social misconception that Christians are not supposed to criticize. What Jesus said was, " Judge not, that ye be not judged." Judging and criticizing are very two different things -- ask anyone awaiting judgment in court about that. On top of that the warning is that you should not judge unless you are prepared to be judged yourself. I do not judge, that is for God to do. If stating what the Bible teaches is criticizing then I will continue to practice my right in an effort to better the lives of others.

3) Yes, God will forgive any sin -- be it lying or murdering. His perspective of sin is unlike ours. For Him there is no difference between lying and murdering -- they are both equally wrong, and therefore have the same punishment. However, He loves us more than we can possibly imagine -- He is not a bully in heaven waiting to meet out punishment for each infraction, yet at the same time He is utterly just. He hates the sin but loves the sinner. That is why Jesus came to earth to die. He lived a sinless life without ever even having a bad thought. He deserved no punishment, but he took on himself our punishment. If we trust in his sacrifice then we are forgiven of our sins because we understand that we can never be good enough to atone for our sins on our own. Our life is like a glass of pure water when we are born, but each sin is a drop of lethal poisin. No amount of clean water (good works) can get rid of the poisin. What Jesus did was make our cup his own and give us a fresh one filled with the antidote for any poisin. If this is too much religious "mumbo-jumbo" for you then consider Aslan in the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. That book is an allegory (a Bible story written in different terms). If you can understand the event leading up to Aslan's death and resurrection then you can understand what Jesus did. It is the same story retold.

4) Forgiveness by God means a new life in Christ. We should no longer repeat the same sins, but since we are still human we do. Because God is all compassionate, He will continue to forgive us. That does not mean that there are no consequences, however. Repetitive wrong doing definitely comes with consequences. A good parent will discipline a child if they constantly disobey for their own good. What kind of parent would refuse to forgive their child if they loved him/her? Since our relationship with God becomes one of a parent with a child then the idea that He would not forgive us doesn't even come into play. His forgiveness and correction come hand in hand.

5) Gays should not get married because that's what God dictates not me. For myself, I have nothing against gay people -- as I said my best friend in high school is gay, but nothing of his or his friends' lives put this lifestyle in a positive light. I view what they do the same as someone who smokes or eats too much or is an alcoholic. Their actions sadden me because of the self-destructive nature of what they do. I am not being condescending when I say this. However since God has made a very clear statement on his view of the matter, I could never support changes in legislation that would make their lifestyle more acceptable any more than I would support legislation that would allow sharia law (since this would be harmful to women).

6) The statement about perfection refers to your many statements about the faulty characters or unChristian actions of the Christians you've met. We are not perfect. We never claim to be so we'll make mistakes and be less the exemplary like any other person.

7) Is sharing my opinion forcing it on you? Have I come to your home, held a knife to your throat, and told you to convert? Obviously not, because that would be forcing my opinion on you. If this were the case that sharing an opinion is the same as forcing it on someone then you are guilty of the same charge.

8) I have a life as well, and honestly coming on this site is a trivality that I normally don't indulge in. However, the moment that our conversation began along the lines of God and Christianity then this ceased being a recreational activity. The last command Jesus gave before leaving this earth was "to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every nation." By sharing with you I am accomplishing his commandment which would then be my priority not a waste of time; therefore, I take our conversation VERY seriously because someday I will have to answer to God for what I have or have not told you -- this fact concerns me more than censorship by you or anyone on this website.

EDIT: 9) You must not have read what I wrote before very carefully if you are still implying that I am against inter-racial relationships. I'll say this one last time. There is nothing whatsoever wrong with inter-racial relationships -- I'm in an inter-racial marriage for pity's sake. Anyone who claims to be a Christian and has a problem with people of another race needs to seriously get over themselves and their predetermined prejudices and read what the Bible actually says. God loves variety which is why there are so many different races, yet He created each of us and loves us all equally. If God accepts us all equally than why should we try to say that one is better than the other?

May you find and accept the true God (I'm not implying that it is my own although this is what the Bible teaches), whatever the path, before your life comes to an end. Sharing this with you and those around me is the only thing that I can do in this life that will have reprecussions in Heaven and truly please God.

Sincerely,

Talitha

Please forgive me any faults in the proper explanation of what I believe. Attribute these issues to me alone and do not extend them to other Christians you may meet.. Perhaps someday you will meet someone with a better gift of expression who can help you at least understand what I've tried to say about the Bible and Biblical Christianity (as opposed to Orthodox Chritianity, Catholocism, or any works or ritual based branch). I thoroughly understand that "A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still." "Forcing" you to accept my beliefs as your own wouldn't make you a Christian anyhow -- only a personal relationship with Jesus can do that. Therefore, in my mind I have not tried to force you to believe what I believe at all since this would be totally contradictory to what I most desire of anyone that I share my beliefs with -- that they of their own volition would accept God's Word, its implications on their lives, and ultimately Jesus as the only means to eternal life.
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