Re: The forgotten verses

From: Sondra Brasile (sbrasile@hotmail.com)
Date: Sat May 31 2003 - 14:44:42 EDT

  • Next message: Vernon Jenkins: "Re: The forgotten verses"

    Iain,

    And you weren't even called a dummy off-list.

    Sondra

    >From: "Iain Strachan" <iain.strachan.asa@ntlworld.com>
    >To: "Debbie Mann" <deborahjmann@insightbb.com>
    >CC: <asa@lists.calvin.edu>, "Michael Roberts"
    ><michael.andrea.r@ukonline.co.uk>
    >Subject: Re: The forgotten verses
    >Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 19:19:49 +0100
    >
    >Debbie writes a lot of sense here; it is the closing out of love that
    >concerns me, particularly in the bitterness and sarcasm with which Vernon's
    >observations are received.
    >
    >I for one don't insist you have to believe all that or agree on all the
    >details to be a Christian. But when Michael writes something like:
    >
    >
    > > I get fed up with the superspirituality and offensiveness of people like
    >you
    > > who assume that those who dont support your silly myths of numerology
    >and
    > > YEC have rejected the Bible.
    > >
    >
    >.. then I seriously wonder how in the world you can call someone
    >"offensive"
    >and then reply by being equally offensive yourself. Michael has frequently
    >on the list stated that he does not understand the maths behind Vernon's
    >theories. Therefore surely that position of ignorance does not qualify him
    >to state that the "numerology" is a "silly myth", and even if he was
    >qualified to suggest it was all wrong, then a reasoned argument is far more
    >persuasive than using perjorative language like that.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > I have tried to answer your questions but you simply have a closed mind
    >and
    > > heart
    > >
    >
    >.. and the same is true for you, I'm afraid; I've repeatedly tried to
    >reason
    >with you that this is something that it's reasonable to look into; that
    >it's
    >part of my own personal journey etc. I have never suggested that you
    >should
    >go along with it or that it or anything else was necessary for your
    >salvation. Not the slightest acknowledgement have I received from you on
    >this, nor any convincing argument why I should not pursue this, or indeed
    >seek to discuss it with a group of intelligent scientifically oriented
    >fellow Christians. But everytime the subject comes up, when there are
    >individuals on the group who have responded in an intelligent manner that
    >aids discussion, we don't get very far before you come out with one of your
    >nasty sarcastic statements, like the triangular olive leaves. I've tried
    >very hard not to close out the love aspect here, but it's all I can do at
    >the moment to close out the rising anger.
    >
    >Iain
    >
    >

    _________________________________________________________________
    STOP MORE SPAM with the new MSN 8 and get 2 months FREE*
    http://join.msn.com/?page=features/junkmail



    This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.4 : Sat May 31 2003 - 14:44:55 EDT