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by Alexis Jacobi
Sat May 21, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4320
Views: 124066

Re: Christianity

At the same time, your description also reinforces the key difference between our approaches that I identified in my summary: namely, that you undertake analysis at the cultural or macro level, and I at the spiritual and existential, or personal level. Each of us sees our respective levels of analy...
by Alexis Jacobi
Fri May 20, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4320
Views: 124066

Re: Christianity

P.S. -- Now, this is better. Now we're talking.
You seem to have resolved to get over your ridiculous, pouty sensitivity is how I'd put it. Nothing at all has changed on my end. You've made a change on yours and, as long as it lasts, I commend you. Be strong!
by Alexis Jacobi
Fri May 20, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4320
Views: 124066

Re: Christianity

Immanuel Can wrote: Fri May 20, 2022 10:21 pmWhich way is it: is Christ relevant to the definition? You've said both, as indicated above.
I operate within more fluid predicates. This goes back to conversations we had years ago in PM.

If I have said both then there you will find your *answer* though, obviously, it does not satisfy you.
by Alexis Jacobi
Fri May 20, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4320
Views: 124066

Re: Christianity

AJ wrote : So the easiest way for you to understand this would be to take the example of a 'former Democrat' (speaking of the American scene) who in a process of discovery and realization turns toward so-called 'conservative principles' in some light degree, possibly and for example those that Bork...
by Alexis Jacobi
Fri May 20, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4320
Views: 124066

Re: Christianity

This Christian brother does what Jesus is said never to have done: I laugh. So let me get this straight: you don't think "Christian" is defined by what Christ did (and taught). But you think that whether or not I'm a good Christian is defined by what Christ did. Which way is it? Is Christ relevant ...
by Alexis Jacobi
Fri May 20, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4320
Views: 124066

Re: Christianity

promethean75 wrote: Fri May 20, 2022 7:20 pmI bid thee, what so troubles my Christian brothers that they should quarrel and fight as they do?
8)

This Christian brother does what Jesus is said never to have done: I laugh.
by Alexis Jacobi
Fri May 20, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
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Views: 124066

Re: Christianity

It's up to you, then, whether you want to reform that old block of stuff, pulling out the urgent features, or decide it really wasn't all that important in the first place. My impression is that you have just had a teenager's meltdown . It is your show and I can't help you in any way with it. What ...
by Alexis Jacobi
Fri May 20, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4320
Views: 124066

Re: Christianity

I would prefer to think we could stop the nonsense and get back to important things. But that will depend. Man, you drive a hard bargain! The following is what I would like to discuss. I removed the *black line* but the third-person pronouns remain. AJ to IC: You do not own the regeneration process...
by Alexis Jacobi
Fri May 20, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4320
Views: 124066

Re: Christianity

Well, if this is the sum of it, I'm losing interest in this level of conversation. It's not sufficiently stimulating for me. I have only so much time to invest, and this conversation is turning into a questionable investment. We're not exchanging ideas anymore...you've dragged it down to ad homs an...
by Alexis Jacobi
Fri May 20, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4320
Views: 124066

Re: Christianity

Are you not at least a little red-faced at your choice of example? Are you not at all conscious of its manifest vileness? Am I to suppose you only accidentally made the incident so nasty and specific? The example was chosen very consciously. Do you mean that the example (the picture let's say) was ...
by Alexis Jacobi
Fri May 20, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4320
Views: 124066

Re: Christianity

I assume this latter section, being separated from the former by both by a black line and by its language, is not addressed to me, so I won't respond to it, in order not to irritate you. Still, it's odd that, in a message to me rather than a separate message to all, you see fit to slip into third p...
by Alexis Jacobi
Fri May 20, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4320
Views: 124066

Re: Christianity

AJ: ...here I speak to your moral browbeating assertion that by employing the rape-example that I did something wrong or 'rude'. I don't believe you. You knew it was an attempt to be offensive and extreme. And you're embarassed I called you on it. Rightly so. It was a momentary lapse of inappropria...
by Alexis Jacobi
Fri May 20, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4320
Views: 124066

Re: Christianity

"Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless someone is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which has been born of the flesh is flesh, and that which has been born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ "(Jo...
by Alexis Jacobi
Fri May 20, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4320
Views: 124066

Re: Christianity

Immanuel Can wrote: Thu May 19, 2022 11:49 pm Christ does, though.
Here you reveal fanaticism and in a sense I’d label as negative. Now at least you might understand why this term has validity.

Would you like me to help you get straight here?
by Alexis Jacobi
Fri May 20, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4320
Views: 124066

Re: Christianity

And yet you pegged yourself as a California radical, at one time. You misread . I said that I am a product of California radicalism. It is not the same as being a radical or acting as one. You heard what you wanted to hear, you see? You invested in and projected into what I said. Read better. Compr...