to continue after a pause or interruption.
proceed with his blasphemy? I don't want to be cheeky, but this is what came to my mind when I read this.
ok. I realize, that I maybe didn't find everything.
Good day McGyver
If however I remain calm and address the question, sooner or later they calm down and an opportunity arises to plant a seed, to share the gospel. I don't like many things that they say about God, but God is well able to defend Himself....and we need to remember that Christ died for this fellow also.
I think that our call as Christians is not to "defend" God...our call is to reach them with the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ and let the Holy Spirit do His work in their lives.
I'll leave it to our outstanding moderators to enforce the ToS...and I will try not to violate the ToS...but really, if I as a poster tell him to "knock it off" what would happen?
Although I agree with you on the green one, and even on the blue one - this is true we should not defend our Lord - I want to try to answer the red one.
I mean the same question could be asked concerning racism. How do we react if a poster comes across with an analysis that contains racist remarks? We should stand up and fight.
It's not so much that God needs to be defended:
it is that IMO
- the blasphemy has to get immediately out. If that is done, then you can come with your statements that go in detail. Well - I don't know what else you wrote in the then edited post.
- the mods can't be around 24 hours. I am convinced that GE did a great job, but he is a human and humans don't maybe detect every single bit of blasphemy by themselves right from the start. Together
the blasphemy is most likely to be revealed. <- This is just my two cents, maybe it's different.
- let me ask you the following question: once your father is called a relishing murderer, how do you react? sit down calmly and discuss things over a but?
Have you ever been on rally against Nazis? The Nazis standing on the other side with their megaphone wanting to talk
...? What do you do? Telling the others: "Yes let's sit down and talk things over?" Well I don't think that this works. Shouting two hours so they'll go away (I'm not allowed to use smear words here according to the ToS) is the alternative. Well, we don't want nonbelievers who discuss in an offensive manner to go away the minute they enter here, but blasphemy is the very first thing
that needs to be adressed and then follows all the rest. I didn't want nonbelievers who just happened to discuss things in an inappropriate manner to be compared to Nazis. They way racism is usually tackled just came to my mind and that's the way we could tackle blasphemy, too, I think. Of course
we tell Nazis to "knock it off", and that's the way we can tell people who used blasphemy in their posts, to knock it off, too, I think.
Edited by thomas t, 09 January 2013 - 10:44 AM.