I say Chevy, you say Ford.
I say apartment, you say house.
I say Christianity, you say atheism.
I say conservatism, you say liberalism.
Lets think for a moment if we were to truly live and let live..............now that's a concept. Build off that model. I have friends/relationships with all that I've listed above and get along with everyone of them. That's living the dream.
If I had been there I would have walked out in the middle of that ignorance.
Thanks you for posting that Doone, even if it was a little agitating to read.
Bygone to me means live and let live. I stand corrected on that word if I've missed used it. I have only a high school education.
So for you to feel responsible, everyone must see things as you do? That's not logical to me.
"Sometimes it simply isn't responsible to let bygones be bygones nor to live and let live."
I believe you did say such a thing. My retort stands.
It still doesn't stand. That sentence does not assert at any point that other people must conform to my views. It doesn't even hint at it. This is unambiguous in context.
To reiterate, sometimes ideas need to be challenged.
Ah, perception plays a huge part in everything. Different perceptions in the same religions even can be catastrophic to it's upholding.
I still perceive your statement the same so we're in a stale mate. I did however catch something I previously missed. Ideas must always be checked and challenged. For that good sir we can agree.
We aren't in a stale mate. I am telling you exactly what the words mean. I wrote them, so I happen to know. It really isn't a matter of opinion.
At no point did I explicitly nor implicitly state that "everyone must see things as [I] do". I can certainly explain at great length where this perception of yours is unfounded, if you'd like. I don't mind.
By all means agree, disagree, tell me it's unclear, tell me it's shitty writing, but I'll thank you kindly to not put words in my mouth. I really don't feel that is asking too much.
I don't believe I've stated anywhere that I'm a Christian. The more I read here the more (to me) my point is made. It's not what a person or people believe but rather how different those beliefs are. I happened upon this site purely by accident and am just curious what the real point of it is. To support atheism or cut down those who don't. It's all fascinating to me.
To me, to just say fuck it and it doesn't matter would be irresponsible. Like one of the posts above, I feel I have a responsibility to ask why, that's all.