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Tom thanks. I used the word 'insanely' in my original post. I did not mean to use the word 'insanity.'For the sake of illustration, suppose Person A has a flaming prejudice against Person B and makes every effort to disagree with everything that Person B says, no matter what. Then a situation arises when Person A states a particular belief or position with which Person B agrees. Person A immediately changes his belief/position, because he must remain at odds with Person B. That's nonsense.
Here's an example of such nonsense: Person A says, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the way to salvation" and Person B says, "I also agree." Because Person A must remain at odds with Person B, Person A immediately changes his belief and claims that Buddha is the way to salvation. That's nonsense.
Because Bill agrees with Tom about "insanely," Tom now considers that his original position may be wrong. That's also nonsense.
Well, I guess in the opinions of some, those who support biblical Truth are "bitter, arrogant, [and] hate-filled." No doubt the Pharisees had similar, foul opinions about Jesus for teaching the Gospel. They probably thought Jesus took Himself too seriously.Bill, I believe that a better illustration would be this:
Suppose that Person A has shown himself to be a bitter, arrogant, hate-filled individual who misinterprets scripture on a regular basis. Person B has observed the syle and errors of Person A on numerous occasions. Person B then makes a statement with regard to a question which has been presented on a message board. Person A then agrees with Person B's statement. Person B notices the response of Person A. Person B, knowing the prior behavior and beliefs of Person A, rightly concludes that perhaps he (Person B) might want to rethink his response since he finds it troubling that Person A agrees with his statement.
That, in fact, would be a more accurate description of the situation.
Come on Bill, you take yourself MUCH too seriously. Just can't stand a little kidding, can you?
William Crump, I saw where you used your famous 'parables' to suggest that someone would change their mind from believing in Christ to believing in Buddha just because they didn't care to agree with another person. You then compared that to Tom changing his mind because you believed in the same sort of belief as he would.Tom thanks. I used the word 'insanely' in my original post. I did not mean to use the word 'insanity.'
Ken had an excellent post as we do not find the word 'insanely' in any Bible transaltion.