Thursday, March 25, 2010

A question for you all

I'm highly opinionated. I'm afraid I express it rather strongly. Do I end up causing many of you who lurk here to hide and avoid commenting? Should I tone it down?
Interested in feedback.
And the above post is short and utterly lacking in depth because I really should be going to bed right now.


The Dunns said...

Hey! I'll stick around and leave comments! Sounds like fun. :) -Holly

Mary Hawkins said...

Hey, I'm opinionated too. Opinionated is good. I say don't worry about toning it down. Say what you believe you should say. You're very good at putting your beliefs into words, and I say keep it up!

Lostariel said...

Quite frankly, I just don't know how to respond.

Nathan LeMaster said...

I read your blog... Just don't end up posting comments very much... :)

James Dunn said...

Well! This is the most comments I've gotten in a while! Usually it takes a week to get four comments from a post.
Alright, I'll keep bringing on the opinions. I'll try to do it when I'm awake, though.

Anonymous said...

Proverbs 16

5- Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished.

21- The wise of heart is called discerning,and sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.

Romans 13:1-3

Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you.

1 Timothy 2:1-3

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior..

James Dunn said...

Thank you for the verses. They are appreciated.
But you have still not answered my question in the previous post: What specifically have I said that is hateful? How have I been hatemongering? You accused me of this, but you have not responded to my "not guilty" plea. The verse from I Timothy is a good reminder, and I thank you for it. Also, the point from Proverbs 16:21 about persuasiveness is taken. The other verses, however, seem to have been used by you to further accuse me. Especially the one from Romans, talking about not rebelling against the government. I explained to you earlier that I am not advocating armed rebellion, but rather resistance through the legal process. But instead of responding, or maybe explaining that there's no difference, you have simply repeated the accusation.
I again ask you, how have I hated? How have I been arrogant? How have I advocated rebelling against the government and doing wrong?

James Dunn said...

Dear Anonymous, I must add a quick apology. I looked at the order of comments and I think you posted these verses before I posted my reply to your other comments. Which means you weren't ignoring my questions.
I still would like my questions answered, though. :)