Originally Posted by KingOfSomewhereHot
Or you could show us how you're NOT deluded, and then we'd STFU.
A little hard evidence would go a long way here.
Or you could stop calling people you don't know and have never met mentally ill and you would not have people taking exception at what your characterization of them or their beliefs is. Apparently respect is not a given with you. You start from a point of derision and hatred and respect had to be gained by proving that the person is not the deluded idiot you say they are.
How anyone can defend that position on this or any other board is beyond me.
And Tonton. My respect for your opinions has dropped precipitously in this thread as well.
As long as it doesn't affect other people, sure. In fact, why do we even know what you believe? I didn't know what Hands believed. He didn't feel the need to: A) push his beliefs toward others or; B) defend beliefs that are being criticized for harming people.
You may not be doing the former, but you sure are doing the latter.
Someone cannot hold a belief that affects other people. Ever? We better all stop voting then. Everyone pull out of the political process, go home and shut your doors. This way you won't affect other people. Oh wait, this only applies to those beliefs that Tonton does not approve of. Such as religious or conservative, or apparently anything.
A) who cares? You do that with every new law, with every vote, with every post on this board.
B) alleged harm. Just because you say it does not make it so. There are beliefs that harm people when they are acted upon in a way that is harmful. Trying to tie all the beliefs of that person to a harmful act is wrong, as you have pointed out on these boards before when you or others defend Islam and its Muslim adherents from the same type of argument.
KOSH, BR, and Tonton. I believe in God. I believe that he sent his son Jesus to us to show us love and to provide us a way to be closer with him. I believe that God heals people. I have many friends and family that have been healed from devastating diseases when the doctors said they were not able to help. The most recent was a wife of a former pastor of mine. She had stage 4 cancer that had spread to her lymphatic system. They were getting ready to do chemotherapy and radiation treatments. She went home for 2 weeks and came back to find out where they would begin and the cancer could not be found in her system at all. You may call it whatever you like, but cancer does not just disappear, not at that stage.
My grandmother has prayed for my sister when she was younger and had an allergy to a food. The next day the allergy was no longer there. Tested by doctors. They are not sure why but she can eat that food now with no issues.
I have many stories like this. But you will dismiss them all as somehow explainable. Yu always have in the past because not believing for you is easier than believing. I will not be posting on this anymore except to defend others.