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To: proud2bRC
Please explain to me how else I am to respond to this BS, which is the standard response bible only Christians use when they see us Catholics discussing our faith.

...What I stated in that post is noting compared to what has been said to me personally and what has been said about my Faith on this forum.

I think the key may be that a doctrinal disagreement should not be with confused with an attack on you personally. But if you feel you are being insulted, then take it like this:

1 Peter 3:9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

or

1 Peter 4:14
If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.

I've had some pretty good knock-down-drag-out doctrinal disputations with my FRiends patent, SoothingDave and Romulus, et al and they have yet to call me a terrorist. I don't say that because you called me any names, but after 9/11 the comparison of non-Roman Catholic Christians to terrorists is too raw to the memory of any "fundys" and "Bible only" Christians who no doubt perished in the planes and towers alongside some good Roman Catholics.

Cordially,

168 posted on 11/04/2001 6:01:48 AM PST by Diamond
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To: Diamond
Diamond,

OK, my apologies. Rebuke rightfully made, and humbly accepted. I was wrong, and yes I was being uncharitable and setting a poor example for my Christian brothers and sisters here. I already apologized privately to one of my Catholic peers here for giving scandal by my anger on this thread (no better way to gut your witness and patient efforts at apologetics than to get angry and return insult with insult, as you point out), and he defended you:

My comment: "By the way, unfortunately I really lost my temper on this thread when the Jack Chick brigade showed up. I really blew it. Sorry."

His reply: Kind of got a kick out of it, actually. Diamond is pretty mellow, he isn’t a "Catholics are the antichrist type," but he wasn’t your initial target anyway.

Again, my aplogies,

proud2bRC

169 posted on 11/04/2001 9:28:44 AM PST by Brian Kopp DPM
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