Originally Posted by TruthSetsFree
actaully i am not holding anyone to anything... so... uh... i rest my case... I just think that posters who skirt around the topic and throw in non sequitors and childish ones at that...
are much more childish and immature than someone who merely changes the handle names around somewhat
But doesn't that just amount to, "Insulting people isn't childish if I do it"?
I pick at people all the time. Mostly I try to reserve the personal in a less than serious mode and among friends. Now and then I get caught up in it with people I don't particularly like or simply aren't friendly with and I mostly regret it when that happens. It doesn't really serve Christ to denigrate another human being absent some fairly strong and righteous purpose.
And how often is it really about that?
My particular weakness is when people say something about me or a position I hold that is untrue in such a way as to preclude an honest mistake. Or they level an insult at me because they can't do much argumentatively...but more and more I'm resisting that impulse or at least the harder impulse that would be more wounding than not, however humorously barbed. And I think that's probably the right way to move.