"If they did it. They did it. I even remember the name of the first atheist I heard these concepts from. Atheists do like their little side chatter on here, y'know. I didn't know what they were talking about but I looked it up and cognitive dissonance isn't limited to theists alone. But I think he was mistaken. My mind's so broad on certain subjects that I'd probably be one of the last people in the world to have to worry about cognitive dissonance."
It shouldn't matter that they swing first if you are turning the other cheek.
"I usually don't use the word delusion. I don't tend to classify people as delusional. Though I do think theism is more realistic. We don't have as much philosophical hypothesizing to affect the way we think. We have a narrower parameter of ideas outlined by the bible. We don't swing as wide in our thinking as the rest of the world so we can't swing into fantasy so I don't know how theists can be the less realistic ones. "
This isnt true. Theists and even Christians have a wide verity of thoughts. If there are truths on those thoughts, then some of those thoughts must be going into fantasy land...
'Yeah well there's an apologetics dimension on here. Most people won't let sleeping dogs lie so if they want to go there I'm going to tell them the truth as I see it."
I dont think sleeping dogs should lie. The wrongs of the past should be pointed out and looked at.
"Yeah, I knew you'd be honest about that. You're a realist about people.
I'm not so sure Jesus said we couldn't point things out. Paul told Christians to correct one another. I think it just sticks in people's minds that Jesus particularly mentioned getting the beam out of your own eye before taking on anyone else's. I try to do that but that's not something people know that you do. It's a private activity that requires self reflection. "
Alright, your taking enough heat itt so ill let sleeping dogs lie. No big deal if you do or do not go OT on peoples asses.