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Hi Guys,

Thanks for taking the time to read and respond to my post. I am pushed for time at the moment as I am about to attend a football match.

As I do not have time to consider if I have anything to add to your individual posts I do have time to add my own general post.

It is important that we respect people as individuals no matter how their views or beliefs differ from our own. This means we should respect other faiths or peoples lack of faith, though the right to persuade others to your viewpoint should always be retained.

I thought this post would attract people who felt strongly about Christianity either for or against it, I also thought people who held other faiths like Islam would have something to contribute.

I am always taken aback by the anger or force of desire to attack those who hold Christian beliefs portrayed by those who hold Christianity in a low light. I can only think why the strength of desire. At present I am thinking of Lee (who is more than entitled to hold his views).

I am also taken aback by the closed mind (in my view) portrayed be these individuals. The incessant desire to deny that there is any evidence of Christs existence.

Jaq,

I do not have a problem with the Christain church adopting calendar already used by society to celebrate their own festivals. Its convenient and not intrusive into the existing pattern of people's lives.

Stephanie,

I think the required acts of fasting & abstaining have been relaxed over time. I also agree that I used a very broad brush in some of my narrative above. I was simply describing my perception. The evocative language I used is also more likely to create a response from people.

Paul

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Subject Views Written By Posted
Lent: Ash Wednesday 357 Paul Mallon 25-Feb-04 19:57
Re: Lent: Ash Wednesday 123 Mark Staab 26-Feb-04 03:38
Mod Comment 131 ArmchairObserver 26-Feb-04 06:14
Re: Mod Comment 114 Mark Staab 26-Feb-04 06:49
Re: Mod Comment 123 ArmchairObserver 26-Feb-04 06:56
Thanks for that, too! n/t 173 Saorsa 26-Feb-04 08:14
Thanks for that, Stephanie. n/t 167 Saorsa 26-Feb-04 08:13
Christian fundamentalism? 140 Kees 26-Feb-04 08:45
LOL! Teasing, Kees? 152 Mark Staab 26-Feb-04 10:38
Dead serious Mark 120 Kees 26-Feb-04 11:16
Re: Dead serious Mark 107 Mark Staab 26-Feb-04 18:25
Re: Lent: Ash Wednesday 123 Paul Mallon 04-Mar-04 10:16
Re: Lent: Ash Wednesday 116 ArmchairObserver 26-Feb-04 06:54
Re: Lent: Ash Wednesday 115 Paul Mallon 04-Mar-04 10:41
Re: Lent: Ash Wednesday 131 ArmchairObserver 04-Mar-04 16:33
Re: Lent: Ash Wednesday 120 Paul Mallon 05-Mar-04 10:10
Re: Lent: Ash Wednesday 117 ArmchairObserver 05-Mar-04 17:13
Re: Lent: Ash Wednesday 201 Paul Mallon 05-Mar-04 18:18
Re: Lent: Ash Wednesday 137 Lee McGiffen 26-Feb-04 07:56
Mod remark 130 Kees 26-Feb-04 08:47
Re: Lent: Ash Wednesday 119 Shawnzi 26-Feb-04 17:12
Mod remark 123 Kees 26-Feb-04 17:15
Re: Lent: Ash Wednesday 134 Paul Mallon 04-Mar-04 10:46
Mod remark 123 ArmchairObserver 04-Mar-04 16:35
Re: Mod remark 124 Paul Mallon 05-Mar-04 10:16
Re: Lent: Ash Wednesday 129 Lee McGiffen 05-Mar-04 13:05
Re: Lent: Ash Wednesday 219 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 13:15
Re: Lent: Ash Wednesday 150 Paul Mallon 04-Mar-04 10:54
Memes, Creeds and Needs 142 Thirdwave 04-Mar-04 12:18
Re: Memes, Creeds and Needs 125 Paul Mallon 05-Mar-04 10:13
Re: Lent: Ash Wednesday 115 Paul Mallon 26-Feb-04 17:42
Re: Lent: Ash Wednesday 125 Ahatmose 04-Mar-04 21:21
Hey, moderator!!!!! 142 Archietype 05-Mar-04 06:08
Re: Hey, moderator!!!!! 122 ArmchairObserver 05-Mar-04 06:43
Re: Hey, moderator!!!!! 103 Paul Mallon 05-Mar-04 10:07
Re: Hey, moderator!!!!! 126 Ahatmose 05-Mar-04 13:14
Re: Hey, moderator!!!!! 170 Paul Mallon 05-Mar-04 14:25
Re: Hey, moderator!!!!! 103 Lee McGiffen 05-Mar-04 13:29
Historical fact: 124 Paul Mallon 05-Mar-04 13:56
Re: Historical fact: 120 Lee McGiffen 05-Mar-04 14:50
Re: Historical fact: 126 Paul Mallon 05-Mar-04 14:56
Re: Historical fact: 118 Lee McGiffen 05-Mar-04 15:09


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