Date: Sat Feb 15 2003 - 10:14:23 EST
In a message dated 2/15/03 4:53:12 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> Michael Roberts wrote:
> >The best thing we can do is to ignore such nonsense and I will do just that
> Overall I've found this listserve very informative and valuable. I'm not
> likely to leave voluntarily.
Michael, please do not ignore Don. He seems to be making a sincere attempt to
understand the Scriptures. Finding the right rational argument to counter his
hypothesis rather than ignoring him maintains all of our Christian dignity
and is a necessary exercise in apologetics at a time when the Christian
churches are under a postmodern siege. Note how Don reacted to your remark.
He became immediately defensive. Don, for your part, you can be a little less
sarcastic in defense of your arguments and drop the combativeness. You
generated the hostility with a provocative hypothesis and should have the
thick skin to deal with the response you must have known you would get.
The list managers have been very gracious by letting a lot of provocative
material be posted. Let's all show some appreciation for their hospitality by
making agape the prime directive here rather than intellectual dominance.
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