sierraleone, on May 7 2005, 12:56 PM, said:
Zwolf666, on May 7 2005, 12:40 PM, said:
******* I'm very sorry if you must take offense, but that is my opinion and I'm sticking to it. If people are so small-minded that they have to remove from their midst anyone who doesn't completely conform or deviate from their norm, then, to me, they are worthless. I wouldn't have ‘em with me on a bet, because such people are a liability, not an asset. I am not completely egalitarian. People are not "worth" something - in my eyes - just because they're a warm body who showed up. A person's worth is in what they bring to the table - be that intelligence, skill, or, lacking that, simply good will. These people seem to have none of the above. We're talking about a church - it deals with religion or morality. People who agree with that church's expulsion of people based on political beliefs are overstepping their bounds and aggressively wrapping themselves in idiocy. So, sorry, but I consider such people of very little worth. Political ideology is no indicator of a person's morality, their religion, or any other such thing. Not only can you belong to a political party and disagree with many of its tenets, but you should, because total conformity would get in the way of independent thought. So, sorry we disagree, but that's how I see it.
Emphasis mine.... Thats how I feel.... and funny, if you switch "political" and "religion" I feel the same way
There are many people who are part of a religion and are not represenative of their religions tenets much, or at all.... some of them are great people, some of them horrible.
Except sierraleone what Zwolf said was that anyone who remained in that congregation "ain't gonna be no prize". I can't help but take offense at that generalization. It's exactly the same thing he seems to be accusing them of.
Edited by Anastashia, 07 May 2005 - 12:08 PM.