If were truly set in your own mind and spirit on picking your battles in a way that excludes this issue you would not have even bothered reading this thread. The headline alone would have indicated it’s not something meaningful to you.
The fact that still are interested in this particular battle is indicated by your response. And that you responded rather than read and not respond means you have more than a residue of curiosity about the issue. The fact that you posted to warn off others must be read as really a note to yourself.
You yourself are not fortified in your opinion.
I’m just letting you see what you yourself are thinking. Thank me later.
I haven't read the thread. I read the article. I expected to be attacked by nitwits like you who presume to know everything about me and what my thoughts are, based upon a stated personal opinion. And, for your information, my opinion is just as valid as anyone else's.
"The headline alone would have indicated its not something meaningful to you."
The headline, alone, is exactly why I expressed my opinion. Because Beck, Limbaugh and others don't turn red in the face and jump up and down over gay marriage means they've abandoned conservative and Christian principles and are on their way to Hell? I don't know what their reasons are for not being in full-attack mode over this, and I don't care. I expressed my opinion, and you can talk all day about what I'm thinking and what my comment means. You know what? You haven't the faintest idea, because you ain't in my head. You just like to hear yourself talk.
"The fact that still are interested in this particular battle is indicated by your response. And that you responded rather than read and not respond means you have more than a residue of curiosity about the issue."
Oh -- that makes a lot of sense. I'm curious about how up can look like down when I bend my head and look to the sky and consider that gravity is holding my feet to the ground. I'm interested in a lot of things, and I read to learn. It doesn't mean that I believe or agree with everything I read.
"The fact that you posted to warn off others must be read as really a note to yourself."
Boy, you're just filled with "facts", aren't you? I posted to express my opinion, and don't particularly care if you or anybody else agrees with it. Warn others off? Get a grip.
"You yourself are not fortified in your opinion."
Another impressive, yet empty, profundity. Just exactly what the hell is that supposed to mean? (He asked, rhetorically, because he has no intention of wasting time poring over any additional twaddle you want to throw out on the subject.)
"Im just letting you see what you yourself are thinking."
Wanna buy a few commas? You really should use one on occasion. In the meantime, I'm happy to finally know what I'm thinking. My initial thought was to say "Gee, thanks". But you told me not to...
"Thank me later."
Don't hold your breath.
To anyone else reading this: I expected to be attacked for having the temerity to express an opinion that's contrary to all of you who think you know God better than I do, and I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't waste my energy reading and debating the 'true meaning' of what I've written. This one got to me, though and I've broken that promise. But this is the only response that I'll be tendering.
I shall neither read nor write another word in this thread. So enjoy yourselves and hack away. Waste your own time and impress those who read to the end that you "really told that guy off"! You know that old expression -- "Never argue with a pig; it just frustrates you and annoys the pig."?? Bingo.
I am, indeed, "fortified" in my opinion, and am not about to be swayed by self-righteous idiots who purport to know my thoughts better than I do. You don't agree with me? Fine. We don't agree.