I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn’t, than live my life as if there isn’t, and die to find out there is!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Response to Response

Response to Response

Response was posted at: http://blogoreason.blogspot.com/

The glaring difference (your words) between the two lists Faith and Family values are removed from your lists. That is simply a difference of opinion as my list was just that – my list. You are free to develop your own list. As you seem to indicate that my extra item is without value and does not belong on the list, you may want to ask both the Democratic and Republican parties to remove the families and children plank from their platforms. You can find both at http://www.ontheissues.org/

On your stand and opinion on abortion…
Let’s start with you are wrong. You are wrong because this is my blog and I post my opinions. An opinion is not right or wrong… its an opinion. Let’s follow that with I am right. I am right because this is my blog and I get to post my opinions. An opinion is not right or wrong… its an opinion. I am sorry, but saying things like "the word abortion does not appear in the Bible" tends to make people discount what you say after after that. The word "trinity" also does not appear in the Bible but, so what? It is clearly a Christian Biblical principal. I could find, and site, others but I think I have made my point. You are entitled to your beliefs right or wrong and I am entitled to mine.

I intend to use this forum to express MY opinions. You can agree or you can disagree, but this is not the correct forum to attempt to change the other’s opinion. Entire books, many of them, have be dedicated to some of the topics in which we disagree. We cannot hope to make enough valid points here to convince the other person… and that was never my goal. I will use this blog to express my opinions, and you may use your blog to express your opinions. There is nothing wrong with that… opinions are not right or wrong. We can agree or disagree with another’s opinion, but that does not make it right or wrong.

The only additional comment I will make regarding abortion is a question for you regarding your Jewish law quote. Does this mean that it should be OK to kill a newborn through its 29th day of life outside the womb? BTW, why would you think I would put stock in Jewish law?

On your example of McCain being pro-abortion and a supporter of the Taliban making me a two issue voter is incorrect. I would still be a single-issue voter. Guess which one? The second issue would only serve to support my position on the first issue.

Again, I think you have mis-judged the purpose of this blog. It is to express my views. It was never planned to be a platform to promote either politics or religion. Because I am a man of God it is impossible to have opinions that don’t reflect my commitment to Him. Whether we want to admit it or not, using this forum to debate issues will soon become personal and feelings will be hurt. You are free to write what you wish in your blog, but I would appreciate a "non-personal attack" style be used.

Thank you for your comments regarding the last 8 years under the Bush administration, but I am not going to go there. Those comments were obviously designed to get my hackles up… Again, that is not the purpose of my blog. If that is how you wish to use yours… go ahead.

It is my intent to let you know when I have a new post, and reveal the topic. You may not want to read some of them… That’s OK. You may agree with some, or you may never agree with any… And that’s OK too. When I make a post I will notify approximately 65 people… so be clear that I am not aiming it at any one individual and that includes you (except for this post).

It seems to me that anyone who reads your blog response to my first article and this posting will feel as though they are eavesdropping on a private conversation. I don‘t feel very good about that.

By the way, I am working a new book. The planned title at this time is "An Atheist by Faith." It probably won’t be done for 6 to 12 months. I will keep you posted. I am sure you will enjoy it.

In the Grip of Grace,
Wayne (or Dad, depending)

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