Well said Mike. And we should remember what a powerful emotion hate is. Like you Mike, I don't want hatred and bitterness in my system. Jesus said if we hate we are in danger of the commandment, "do not murder".
Right! I remember how our beloed brother Stephen, when disbievers were stonning him, asked the Lord not to lay it not their charge! He realized that given the deception they that Satan had deceived his attackers into believing, thinking an doing what they did. Because of the decption, I try to get us all to think about our thinking so we can become aware of crooked thinking. You do the same.
An atheist can't magically tell someone they have hate because only the person with hate can know they are feeling that emotion.
Exactly, Bro. How many times have I tried to teach this fact to my clients! Even as we try to do it here and now.
No one can feel hate unless they trigger it in their mind. I personally, because of built in references that God put into our sofftware, don't like feeling the emotion hate. Since I have the ability not to trigger it by not thinking its trigger thoughts, I don't trigger that emotion.
The only way to know hate is if there is a clearly overt display of hatred such as calling people harsh and mean-spirited, prejudiced names, etc, and trying to stop them from living freely.
The ahte emotion is antecedant to hateful behavior. 100% right on! Exactly!
It's TEB. We think, emote and then behave. Cognition mediates at all levels of the process. We have the ability to think about our theinking, theink about the resulatan emotion and think about if we what e want to do and if indeed we want to act on the emotion and after the fact decide if we ere right to behave the way we chose to behave. We have all this built in contngncy--safeguards to monitor at all levels. We are without excuse! I know to much to try and get away with not thinking about my thinking.
As you know we have no hatred in our babarized systems.newbaba2.jpg I find it amusing to be accused of hatred, because obviously I know that I don't hate, the same way an innocent man in prison knows he is innocent of a crime people accuse him of committing.
I remeber when you made the comment before that you couldn't prove to another that you were inocent of a crime. But you knew you were innocent. We are aware of ourselves and that is our greatest gift to ourselves. We are aware that we control our thinking, emoting and behaving--not the environment or others words or deeds. Jesus set us that example when He said from the cross, "Father forgve them for they know not what the do."
I am not worried if they continue to accuse me because Jesus said, "blessed are you" when they say false things about you. Words have no power to hurt us or make us something we're not.
Couldn't have said it better. As our beloved Lord said, "And you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free!"
We bless Fjuri and Goku, and re-invite them to friendship. Prediction: hostility from Fjuri, silence from Goku. Lol!
I noticed that too. That's their pattern alright. LOL
Maybe someday our efforts will yield fruit and the narble will hit the hole. As the poet said, they will turn the corner and run into themselves. Maybe finally they will admit that they create most not all of their issues in their own ninds. Then they will create us into their friends. I am lookig forward to that! In the mean time I havee your friendship and you have mine and the rest of our converted brothers and sisters. 7 billion more to go! LOL
(surely they must ask themselves why they can't friendify us - isn't that a sign of prejudice? If a G*y person joined EFF, me and Mike would friendify them straight away. It doesn't matter to me if Bob's man-pipe gets lodged inside Pete's lust shaft, causing satan's grapes to grow, and I would be happy to recommend a haemorrhoid cream to exorcise those grapes, and even pay for it if they were desperate.) Just don't ask me to tread grapes, I don't engage in strange fetish behaviours.
I would guess they are to busy collectig inustces to make themselve upset and falsely blame it on others.