Re: my new paradigm

From: John Burgeson (
Date: Sat Feb 15 2003 - 11:37:02 EST

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    >>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,
    > writes:
    > > 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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