quite simply religion is very controversial, for this reason it is banned on many forums as is politics. I am happy to discuss it with someone who wants to but see little point starting a spin off when it will lead to the same issues only then it might be 'on topic'.
If someone wants to ask me something because 'they' want to know I am saying 'ok that is fine'. Lets face it - religion of its various kinds has been the route of almost all wars. I really dont feel like starting a war but am fine with friendly discussion where parties may simply agree to disagree and finish with the benefit of enlightenment - a better understanding of another's point of view - whether you (or I) agree of not.
As for different or another way or alternative - we are talking about the bible - laws.
Laws dont generally have an alternative. If you are going thru a 40 km school zone you cant say "sorry officer i was doing an alternative speed zone, I was doing the hume highway speed zone"
I have mentioned what equates to laws - God's laws in the bible. I dont see these laws as variables or having alternates. Thats my view - right or wrong - I believe it is right but dont insist you to see it as such. Most have made your decision - 'I am wrong'. Thats fine
why cant you nicely say,
that does not sound natural or normal to me(I wont get offended by these terms)
I think you are wrong
They are your views and can be said without insinuating I approve of rape, slavery or racism. It can be said with out saying I am mean unloving or nasty. (Im not saying that all these things have necessarily been said but at some have been insinuated)
Dave The Turning Cowboy
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