I meant "SPARKS" sparks Sparks.
You mean me? Ah, well, I wasn't gonna say anything, but since I'm mentioned here...
For having such a great nickname
What i have to comment??
Well, we REALLY REALLY REALLY don't have anywhere near the same problems over here, by the sound of it. I'm envisaging that scene in Airplane...if you've seen it (EXCELLENT film) you'll know the one i mean...lol.
Thus, I'm having a slightly hard time understanding your position. Here's my take on it, for the little it's worth. I am Christian, though, certainly not evangelic. Angelic maybe..
In fact, the Bible says at one point 'do not go up to an unknown city, and knock on the doors of strangers to tell them about God. Those who want to know about God, will come to you, then you can open your arms to them. They will find their way to you.'
Is it just me, or does that totally contradict everything so called 'Jahovah's witnesses' stand for?
hmm. Still, I firmly believe in tolerance, and understanding.
Why are they doing it? They believe they are doing what's right, it makes them feel better, i assume, and it doesn't hurt anyone, though of course it annoys the *frell* out of a lot of people, but really- they're harmless. Like i said though, I have had *counts..* no experience in my life of such people.
To be honest, you make America seem positively like..a theocracy! I thought it was the opposite- you weren't even allowed to teach religion in schools and so on...
It really does seem very strange to me. I guess I've never really thought about it but, the UK seems, SEEMS to ME to have the perfect balance as far as religion and government are concerned. We are a Christian country but we teach all the main religions in school, religion and politics are an explosive mix, but there's one other thing i should say...
From my point of view- like i say, in the UK- it aint NEARLY so bad, I get sick of the reverse. People who are totally over-sensitive to "even oblique' Christian related things. I, as a Christian, have to listen to countless anti-Christianity things, my friends are allowed to rant at me for hours on end about how naive Christians are and all about how non-existent God is, but if I mention God to them, I get accused of 'trying to ram it down their throats'. Basically, I believe there should be mutual respect- a respect for those who don't have a religion, and those who do.
Is it really so much of a problem to have basic moral messages- which, yeah uh, may be Christian in basis- for example- World Vision, The Sally-ann, etc - or Muslim- The Red Crescent- whatever- if it's a moral, ethical value that should apply to EVERYONE, regardless of religious status?
World Vision, for example- is not purely for Christians. So...are you implying, by refusing to give to them, that you don't believe in (no, not God, not Christianity- that's superfluous to the *cause*, that's how it was set up not what the aim is
) - in solidly good causes? Non- religious people have morals too, so why exactly DON'T you want to help a - yes, Christian, charity, help dying people? I GIVE MONEY TO NON-CHRISTIAN CHARITIES *all the time*.
I feel the mutual respect can go down a foolish path- instead of tolerance, fear. Instead of 'ok, that Christian poster has just as much right to be there as that Muslim one, as that Wiccan one, as that existentialist one' rather than 'no, that might offend them, that one may offend them, let's not have any posters whatsoever.'
I'm not very articulate when trying to express such matters, so I apologise if you look at the above and think 'huh'?
But back to the political issue.
To be honest, with the current president you guys have, I really think you're barking up the wrong Bush.
Sorry *cough* I will be old enough in 3 days to vote, but had i been old enough last time, I would have voted Labour, for Tony Blair..
*Gets shunned out of forum*
Sorry lol I can't really comment on YOUR politics I don't think. It wouldn't be very fair.
NB: I'M Sparky, the other one's the imposter