To be very clear, this is not me continuing the argument. The argument is over. I'm just explaining the situation to @Eerie_Coppernight.
I do think he's wrong, but I also think he won't acknowledge it. Instead, he continues redirecting the conversation around in circles in order to avoid actually paying attention to what my original post said.
That's what all of my so-called "accusations" boil down to. I'm trying to figure out the reason why he won't simply read the post and respond to it as if it has a point. Because all of my posts do, in fact, have a point. So I decided to try to figure out why Mr. Faetrix believed that my post had no point to it.
The context is people getting hurt by @Mr_F3's antagonism. I pointed out that it is hurtful to drag people into a debate when they don't want to go, and @Mr_F3 told me that was a pointless post. When I challenged that, he said my opinions and beliefs had no bearing on him. So I brought in Scripture to support my argument. His argument against the scripture didn't make any sense to me, so I tried to figure that out again.
I maintain, at this point, I have dragged in plenty of evidence to support my position, while this person has simply attacked my position with no evidence for their own position, whatever it is. I still don't have any evidence for any of @Mr_F3's points - I don't know what his position is. You may have access to evidence behind them that I don't, enough to make me look like a fool - but I can't read minds. I can only read what's on this forum in front of me.
I also maintain that, if this person doesn't stop dragging people into pointless debates for no reason, he's going to hurt more people needlessly. If you want to blame me, go right ahead. I refuse to let another group of kids get hurt again. Under this is a person claiming a license to hurt other people with impunity because they just slide their way out of punity with denial and clever language. Now things may not be as I see them, but that's how I see them right now.
There's actually a huge difference between "valid point" and "no point". Valid point means that my point doesn't apply to the situation. "No point" means that I wrote a bunch of nonsensical language that is a waste of space on the forum (and frankly, if that happens, the moderators should delete my post).
That's college-level English for ya.
I'm just sticking to my point instead of getting dragged off of it. And no, you haven't.
The reason it looks to you like beating a dead horse is because you wouldn't say anything about it except to say that 1 Peter verse only talks about belief in the Gospel, thus creating a bunch of posts between the post with the Scripture in it. What about the other verses? Oh wait, they don't apply to you. Except if you believe in Christ, they do. So stop writing posts that other people consider hurtful, and actually mean something when you write stuff! Words have power, and that power needs to be respected! They have the power to make someone feel better or ruin someone's whole day!
As Christians, we have a responsibility to say what we mean, mean what we say, speak truth to each other, and not hide what we're trying to accomplish with our words from others. How hard is that to get through your thick foxy skull?
Most horrific week of my life, actually. The trauma took 2 full years to process. I refuse to relive that.
That's precisely what you did. I wrote all of my evidence out. You just dismissed the evidence I wrote out and you claimed it was irrelevant.
You don't have to care about my opinions. Scripture is scripture. If you choose to disregard God's word on how speech should be conducted, that's on you.
I actually think I'm pretty dumb. I'm still waiting for the reason why I'm wrong. In fact, in this situation, I hope I'm wrong. I hope you have a reason behind your disregard of my posts that isn't evil. But it's clear you're not going to tell me, because you view me too far beneath you to be told basic information about yourself.
If you don't want to communicate with us because we're beneath you, don't post. Leave. Don't come back.
Of course, if you don't tell me, then this gets protracted, and will come up again, and again, and again, draining everyone's emotional energy, making everyone snap at @Mr_F3 again and again. And it won't be me, but everyone else who gets hurt by this person. I got tired of listening to everyone else talk about how hurtful this person was last time while I sat around completely baffled for years. I'm not doing it again.
Why did the last one last five years? Mark my words, all it takes is one person like this to destroy a large section of the forum. Eventually, it won't be him that gets banned, because he will just talk his way out of it and say whatever it takes to get out of trouble, but everyone else who is "wrong" and "accusing him". And of course, the first thing he will do in response to me saying this will be to paint me as the aggressor and say that I'm attacking him.
Lord help us all. I hope I'm wrong about this person, Eerie. I hope I am. But this brings back some bad memories for me. I don't like where this is going.