Thread: gay marriage
5/17/2013 10:59am, #281
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5/17/2013 12:45pm, #282"So, yeah, Zen teachers may well insult you, work you to the bone, hit you with sticks, shout verbal abuse at you, and punch the **** out of you.
And when the ****'s been punched out of you, you might just find that you're far better-off without it." - Vieux Normand
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5/18/2013 2:17pm, #283
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There are some misunderstandings between our posts. Something you posted later on gave me a clearer view of your questions. I've spent the last week or so thinking about this and reading. I see where I was mixed up, and now I think I understand how this conversation was supposed to evolve, and what was expected. Admittedly, I failed.
I'm not through here. At the moment apparently I'm not capable of forming a coherent discussion, and for good reason. I'm not appealing to anything other than reason at this point. I had a bad concussion a few months ago. I thought I was symptom free, and all was right. Apparently I still have a problem putting things together in my head. I apologize for that. However, I have discussed this matter at length and read at length about it. Some of my credentials involve 3 separate "Christian" forums in which all 3 one of the hottest and longest topics was Homosexuality. I was raised a Nazarene, My Great Grandfather was a Pentecostal preacher, my mother in law went to seminary, one of my good friends I've had since I was 14, lived in Greece for almost a decade to study for Greek Orthodox and is now a Bishop. My wife's uncle is also a Baptist pastor. My uncle was a Nazarene and is now a Baptist Deacon. Although, this doesn't make me a "scholar" it does give me a point of reference. Then again, it's just my word, for whatever that's worth.
I will ask you a favor for this. Please be patient, and more clear of what you're actually intending. Apparently I'm not understanding conversation as well as I thought. If there is something you think is different, It would be good to see it. If you know something, or think something different, It would be good to read it. As I said, I'm open. If I'm wrong, I will change my view and research the other direction as the facts present.