From: John Burgeson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Feb 15 2003 - 11:37:02 EST
>>making agape the prime directive here rather than intellectual dominance.
What a novel idea! If we do that the next thing someone will urge is for us
to accept other people in a way that is like that of Jesus! But that will
leave us nobody to hate!
>Subject: Re: my new paradigm
>Date: Sat, 15 Feb 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
> > Overall I've found this listserve very informative and valuable. I'm
> > likely to leave voluntarily.
> > Don
>Michael, please do not ignore Don. He seems to be making a sincere attempt
>understand the Scriptures. Finding the right rational argument to counter
>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
>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
>making agape the prime directive here rather than intellectual dominance.
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