Some do it only to teach.
I'm glad you did.
Sweetheart, this is what I've been trying to talk to you about. I know I come off as severe because I don't use emojis, but I've been trying to tell you this and you won't listen. The common factor in all of these conflicts is you. Don't you think you should examine yourself before you say anything more?
It's great that you're a warrior for Christ, but you should remember Ecclesiastes 3. There is a time for everything. There is a time to convict people of their sins and call them to repent, and there is a time to listen to them and find their reasons. Whenever anyone has an opinion that differs from yours, you tell them they should repent. It's not a good way to be a witness for God.
Three of the fruits of the Spirit are gentleness, kindness, and self-control. I am very disappointed to not find them in you. You seem completely unable to put things gently, you've said a great many unkind things, and you go off on rants with almost no provocation. I know part of this stems from not having much practice, but you can practice here. You can start by apologizing to the people you've upset.
Still, as someone also on the autism spectrum, I am certain that God does not want us to use our mental illness as an excuse to treat people unkindly.
People with mental illnesses can improve. I am proof of that. It has been a long, hard road; but I am a little better than I was.
We have to respect them as human beings made in the image of God, even if they don't respect us. That is part of being kind and gentle.
That is why we must be gentle. We can still have big personalities without being rude. If you did not intend to be rude, ask for forgiveness.
If you were a man, we would call you a jerk and a bully. Gender has nothing to do with it.
Not unless you start that company yourself. Steve Jobs started Apple, that's why he's the boss of it. If he didn't, he'd probably be just another unloved jerk.
I certainly learned to respect myself, yes.
I did know that.
I did not know that, but it is interesting.
I know, this is a part of what makes us who we are. Does this give us an excuse to force ourselves on other people and tell them how right we are? Of course not.
You're not going to get along with anyone, online or not, as long as you refuse to listen to others. You'll never get along with Calvinists if you refuse to listen to what they actually believe.
Yet you seem to have no desire to learn and grow. You still have a lot of learning and growing to do.
At least you know this. Still, it wouldn't hurt to ask for forgiveness.
You seem to think people dislike you because you have autism. They don't. You're autism has nothing to do with it. They dislike you because you are acting very unpleasantly towards anyone who disagrees with you.
Please stop acting as an advocate for people with mental illnesses. Many of our beloved forum members have mental illnesses of one kind or another. On behalf of them all, I would like you to stop lecturing us on respecting ourselves and our friends.
You are not rebuking, Miss E. Nobody hates you. We're just rather upset at you because you're being mean.
Darling, darling, darling. This is why you are so unpopular. You call people who disagree with you fools. You're fanatically devoted to Superbook, though it is only a show and not the real Bible.
@Miss_E3, I think, as I'm sure many other people do, that you need to search your own heart.
No, you would have been regarded as a bully just the same.
You should find out how much you contribute to the conflict. You probably contribute more than you realize.
It is easy to say, "everyone needs to be kind". It is not nearly as easy to say, "I need to be kind." Still, we should say it to ourselves often. I'll go first.
I, Eerie Coppernight, need to be more kind.
If I can do it, so can you.
You cannot ensure someone else's salvation. You can, however, see to your own soul. You can make sure you are not being proud and unkind to others because they happen to think differently from you.
In a discussion, both sides should be willing to learn. If one side only wants to teach, it is no longer a discussion. You've rejected rules of debate before, but I shall share them with you now.
- Be open to other opinions.
Someone you disagree with might have a point. It may be a small point, but it is something you can both agree on and build upon. You can then make points based off of that point and build a respectful friendship.
- Consider if you might be wrong.
Human beings are not all-wise. This should be taken into consideration when discussing. You should always examine your beliefs and make sure you know for certain if they are true. This should not be done based on feelings, but on facts. Don't run with something because you feel it is true or you are very attached to it.
*Be willing to learn, not just to teach.
On these forums, we debate and discuss to share what we know and learn from each other. You can learn a lot from people you do not agree with. Sometimes the only things you will learn are patience and self-control, but this is good.
By the way, I would also recommend turning off the voice-to-text and typing out your posts manually. It has helped me not to say things that shouldn't be said.
I don't like to use emojis, but here is a cute chipmunk for finishing this long post.