However, what is true for me may not necessarily be your truth. In Christianity though, there is an absolute truth and sadly many congregations have been steered away from it. I believe it is this truth that OT refers to in his postings. I could be wrong, it certainly wouldn't be the first time.
The modern definition of ‘racist’ is someone who’s winning an argument with a liberal.
That is exactly what I am saying. Many congregations, by man made traditions, have steered away from the Truth. Today many man made philosophys...Kant, Hume, Spinoza, Plato, have become the basis for reason,intellect, and wisdom today...leading to many of the problems we see today. And we often see this type of thinking in boards like this one and others.
As I stated earlier...I find it very ironic that we now have atheists coming out of the woodwork en mass to protest christmas and many of it's facets and at the same time we have Christians trying to protect it by arguing the opposite and both of them are arguing a phony position...a lie and deception.
At the same time I find it quite sad...what the intellect of man has come to by carefully engineered de evolution. Thesis, antithesis, synthesis...is this not G. F. W. Hegel??
And on both sides on the basis of a phony premise.
I had a similar conversation with a man last night at work when explaining the phonyness of racism to him. I told him that the so called "white man" before 1519 AD lived everywhere in the world no better than any other man. For most of them the suit of clothes one had on was all one had. If one should have another suit of clothes it was ones Sunday go to meeting set..but for most people there was no use for a closet or a trunk..there was nothing to put in it. Most people were likely never to travel more than twenty miles from where they dwelled in their lifetime. This was the status of most white men ...everywhere in the world.
For his race profitted him nothing.
Whatever was to profit the white man ..was certainly not his race...for he always had that an conditions did not change until some time after 1519AD. And still it took some 200 years before historians began to notice a change in only some white men..not all.
All this ...to explain that white men have nothing to boast about concerning race.
In addition to this ...other men...have no argument about race ..in their racism cottage industry for which they are profitting...because they do not teach this truth as well. They dont dare because if they do ...their cottage industry will disappear or people will drop the faith they are depending on to keep and censor people for lucre. They and the phony systems for which they are scamming everyone ...are built on sand once you know.
This means our leadership is also playing to this scam.
Once I began to understand this more fully I began to see how racism was being used and misused to censor some at the expense of others..and that it was a phony control agent and has been for years on an ignorant and uninformed people...people easily emoted.
Your little statement at the bottom of your post about racists reminded me of what happened last night at work. How easily people are misinformed and caused to think a certain way...without even knowing the nature of some things or how to peel back the veneer to look underneath the rug to see the man made corruption and tradition...the sickness.
The interestng thing about this was that I knew this history all along..it just took another more informed and better thinking individual to add to it and put it in perspective for me and to expand it out to the scams going on all round us..scams dependent on keeping people unthinking and uninformed. Emotional scams which will control people ..censor others to silence and herd them like cattle for political correctness and other nonsenses.
Once again..a phony premise being worked on a unknowing and uninformed people by Hegelian dialectic.
This is to what much of intellect and reason has become today..even among leadership.
And if you know the nature of it you can see it happening right in front of you ..daily.
Because the liars think they have the field to themselves. And the losers still want to play in the lying game and don't want others to know the true nature of what is going on. The losers still think it is the only game in town..because of the lucre obtainable by continued deception.
No one wants to ask or tell what is the True nature of what happening.
Well..I think you get the idea here ...thanks for your post.