Wayne, I respect this opinion more than you can imagine. In the only other forum I bother with they have a strict NO RELIGION NO POLITICS policy that I adhere to fully.All kidding aside guys, let's build some knives ok, thanks.
Love is not the only thing that defines God... in ANY religion, but esp. for the Christian. For Christians there are other very important attributes that are also celebrated, such as Holiness. To remove any of those attributes for personal comfort is to attempt to reduce God... a futile attempt. He is who He is; no matter what we think of Him. We can like it ... or not... it does not change who He is. He is a living being, not a concept or idea, and He is beyond our ability to define. We can reduce our perception of God, but we can not change who He has revealed Himself to be. When we reduce our perception of God, we are really only hindering our own growth & life. The more we recognize and celebrate Him in all of His facets the more beautiful He becomes. You see, as a living God, a real God who I can know & interact with... He works.Love is never wrong.
... but let's not mistake it for something else,... or something else for it.
That's about all I have say on this one.
The proof is in the pudding.
And since the subject of accurately defining terms has come up, a brief sidebar, if I may:....
The proof is in the pudding.
And since the subject of accurately defining terms has come up, a brief sidebar, if I may:
The phrase is actually "The proof is in the PUTTING". It's not "The proof is in the PUDDING."
It has nothing to do with a creamy dessert. It means that the proof of something's effectiveness is in PUTTING it into practice.
I've been seeing this all over the forums lately and just wanted to clear that up.
1/2 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a saucepan, stir together sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt. Place over medium heat, and stir in milk. Bring to a boil, and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Remove from heat, and stir in butter and vanilla. Let cool briefly, and serve warm, or chill in refrigerator until serving.
It's that easy.
Ok....so bring it home here....what is your definition of toxic theology? Meaning your own personal definition....relevant to you...not a link to someone else's thoughts and ideas.Let me clarify myself. I'm condemning *toxic theology*, not the people that adhere to it,... because they are the victims. I believe in all people.
This was a good laugh this morning. Wonderfully played out....even down to having names for the characters. I applaud you.See?? I always learn stuff on this site!
I always thought this quote came from two old ladies talking smack to each other about who was the best cook. "You can talk about how good you cook if you want, Linda, but the proof is in the pudding. I tasted your pudding, and you'll notice there's still a whole bowl left." And then Sharon walked out to the thunder of whispered cheers from all the ladies who had grown quite tired of Linda's crap.