CPAdmin1 <timo...@goodcomputerhelp.com>, Sat, 27 Sep 2008 11:14:38 -0700 (PDT):
Philip Suggested that we:
"respond with exceptional fairness, integrity, and civility, and
thereby take the wind out
of their [sails]" Because "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a
stirs up anger."
Is there something wrong with that?
I think Philip is right. We should respond with fairness, (follow our
own rules, no double standards, etc) integrity, (Honesty, Don't treat
some people badly just because they disagree,) and Civility (everyone
on the site is a human being, and deserves to be treated as such.)
The Bible tells us to repay evil with good, and to love our enemies.
Are we loving our enemies? 1 Corinthians 13:4-8: "Love is PATIENT,
love is KIND and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not
arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek it's own, IS NOT
PROVOKED, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not
rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all
things believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love Never Fails."
Are we loving our enemies?
"There is no such thing as middle ground?"
In some cases I agree. If it is a moral issue then you are right,
there is no middle ground. Black and white, either it is sin or it
isn't but in other cases there is middle ground. Some issues are not
black and white morally, and therefore there is middle ground.