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Old 10-19-2004, 11:50 AM   #41
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It generates conflict, and I will not deal with conflict about religion on this forum, if you post it will generate replies regardless of your faith or what your intentions are.

Do not push your beliefs on others, state it: thats fine, then be done with it. I have my beliefs. I am a Roman Catholic and it guides my life, it doesnt run my life. No need for confusion its pretty simple.
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Old 10-19-2004, 11:56 AM   #42
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It'* because so many people have different beliefs man.
That'* true with anything. People argue on BC all the time about superchargers, the best car wax, and other general ramblings. They post statistics, talk about what works for them, and why they swear by certain products or methods. Should this be different, since it is in the off-topic portion of the forum? I agree with ssesc93 that we should be allowed to reasonably and respectfully discuss any topic here. I also realize that the admins and mods would like to avoid a major confrontation that they will have to clean up later.
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Old 10-19-2004, 12:32 PM   #43
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I am Christian. But at the same time, I feel that I have freedom of choice. I don't feel it'* my RIGHT to push my faith on others. Nor is it anyone'* god-given right to push theirs on anyone else.

There are some religions and faiths that push, push, push, and it doesn't do them any good towards converting anyone. It turns people off. That'* the issue here. Too many people have been force-fed this material in their lives, and it'* a sticky issue. Not only did I receive complaints about this last night, but I am also in this category.

Steve, we're all very happy that you recently found Jesus, but that doesn't mean we ALL want to hear about it in every post. You have to simply understand that this is going to cause controversy. Politics and Religion are 2 topics that will ALWAYS do this, regardless of the community the topics are presented in.

Up until this point, Religion hasn't really been posted here. This is our first real taste of it, because up until now, people have understood it'* controversial. We have members here that don't worship God as we do. There are people here who don't worship at all, because they don't want to, or don't believe. Religion will always be a hotter issue than which muffler to put on a car.

Jim put this under virtual lock, and I'm adding mine to it. Find a way to express your beliefs without being so overpowering. Interpretation: In the future, don't over-do it. Keep in mind that you're going to start arguments by doing so.

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Old 10-19-2004, 01:04 PM   #44
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This doesnt make any sence how I cant share or talk about God on a public forum. here we have all types of conversation, good or bad, politics or whatever but when someone hears or see Gods' name, they dont want to here it. Taking prayer out of schools, not being abole to talk about God? But yet, people want to come together all over September 11 sing God Bless America our home sweet home? I dont get it. This confuses me.
And trust me it isn't meant to offend you in any way..offending someone over religous belifes/rights is wrong. But the only problem is there are many people on here who do have other belifes than yourself, when they mix its more if a clash, thus arguments resulting then the post being locked. There is one thing on this forum that everyone can openly discuss well, and thats Bonnevilles. When it comes to politics and religon it just doesn't work. As Bill posted there is and im sure there are many other forums available for you and anyone else who wishes to express there religous belifes. There are numerous religous people once again on this site, most who just will not post about it simply because of the problems it could arise.
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I like to talk about bonneville. I cant talk to anyone about then until they get tired of hearing about the car. but this is the lounge.
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Matt and Steve, 2 Admins have put a virtual lock on this thread. My preference is NOT to delete it.
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I am a Christian, and an ordained minister as well. However, I do understand that this is a car forum and while mentioning of God is fine, it should not be the focus here. If anyone wants to discuss Christianity, I personally welcome you to the forum I moderate at called Theology Review (www.theologyreview.com). Registration is free! There you can talk about Jesus all you want!!


ps. Don't get me wrong, I understand the zeal of some here. I'm very passionate about my faith as well. However, one needs to respect the rules of a forum, and the wishes of the Admins.
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And we can leave it at that.

Thank you Kevo.
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