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Featured Christians witnessing in chatrooms

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Riders, May 9, 2017.

  1. Riders

    Riders Well-Known Member

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    So I got an invite to join up with a chatroom I had to download, from a game I'm in,to join with a Zen Buddhist chatroom. The topic is Zen meditation everyone there is to be into Zen practice.

    So I'm in there talking to people and notice someone trying to introduce the theory of hell and Satan to us. One of our guys said. WHat if it were true its a theory but it could be introduced to us.

    Then I confronted the situation, they said it was a big joke because they were really talking about Christ Clone Trilogy a Scifi book. SO I looked it up in the wiki and its says that book is a Christian scifi book written by a Christian.


    There were 2 people that kept bringing it up bringing up the fact that Egyptians enslaved Jews and how horrible Pagans were and I cant even explain it because they brought up all sorts of stuff that's over my head. There are lots of Zen Buddhists there and soon enough some of us started saying why aren't we having Dharma class here.

    The 2 Christians kept bringing stuff up and I was paranoid, they knew a lot about Zen too , more stuff then I know, but theyw ere saying were only referring to Christian as it relates to Zen because all religions are related. I started fighting with them told them this was a Zen room they got mad called me Satans Dummy it got ugly.

    I made a descision. I felt like they were making me out to be paranoid and kind of bad guy to my Zen brothers and sisters. So I decided with my mental health issues I needed to get out of the way, they can have bible studies if they want it but Ill talk Zen to my Zen friends and decide not to speak to either one of those people. I stayed away from them.

    It worked for awhile. Then 2 of them were in there and more and more people were ignoring them,they started a bible discussion nd shut up.

    Now the guy who was starting it had the opportunity really of witnessing because I was being quite he could've thought well maybe shell hear something and convert. I wouldn't have but point is he had the opportunity to do the right thing.

    So Is aid something to D and let him I wasn't interested in doing a bible study, he told me I had to listen and learn, I said I don't have to learn anything from you about the bible.

    Then O noticed I was about to argue again and let them know look 'I've got mental health issues,tobecontinued
     
  2. Akivah

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    Why argue? Just don't feed the trolls.
     
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  3. Riders

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    I'm going to back out of this, I have a church Unity church that teaches me the bible. So instead of doing the right thing he yelled at me and said look sit and learn or get the hell away from us, I re explained he said" You need to hang out with us and be with us now, or get the hell away from us and stay away!"


    I had been told by the chatroom owner that I should report to m if I see trouble. I said" Look I'm doing this for you, I don't want to have to report you for telling me to get out", I did a good deed, and he eventually apologized.

    But the 2 guys that had come in their went to another room with me and started talking and invited me to join their chat and told me I could come chat with them when they come in the afternoons and they'd teach me more about Zen if I wanted. It was sweet. so I agreed.

    But later on the owner got sick and tired of them bringing up the bible in a Zen chatroom and trying to convert people. he got into voice chat with us, we talked all night about it. The 2 Christians argued with him and me. They actually tried to defend their behavior with bible verse.

    Long story short the owner was mad all mad about it they got kicked out. TOBECONTINUED
     
  4. Riders

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    That's what I did but the Christian guy wasn't having it he tried to force me to be in the bible discussion.
     
  5. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Misanthropic Humanist

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    I think you're not quite getting the gist of the Zen thing, yet.
     
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  6. Riders

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    ANyways so they're kicked out. Question why do Christians do this? Use a different religious room for their religious expression to go in and witness. ALso the bible says not to use trickery. They lied and manipulated their way in tried to make it look like they wer'nt witnessing when they were.

    I think this type of behavior is a big deal to Christians they bullied me around, the owner had to apologize to me, they were shockingly rude and manipulating the situation.SO just saying to me to ignore it doesn't work.

    If you want to know why I feel so hostile towards Christians this is one of the reasons. I don't think Christian have any business spending time in and disrupting another religions chatroom forcing them selves in by witnessing to others in someone religious chatroom.

    Really I feel like I've been persecuted here. This is why I say I don't believe for one minute that Christians in AMerica are persecuted.
     
  7. CogentPhilosopher

    CogentPhilosopher Philosophy Student

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    I would say things like:

    "Can you prove that?" "Did you know that Siddhartha Guatama did not believe in a creator deity?" "If you are Buddhists, then don't you agree that we shouldn't blindly accept authority?"
     
  8. The Ragin Pagan

    The Ragin Pagan The Kilted Heathen

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    Was the chat site Mocospace, by chance?
     
  9. Riders

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    I dropped out of it and did the right thing and did not fight.

    ARe you suggesting I should have fought with him?I was sweet polite, what would you rather me do.
     
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    No Discord
     
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    CogentPhilosopher Philosophy Student

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    Christianity is an idea that compels it's host to do actions in order to make it reproduce. It would be a dead idea by now if it did not.
     
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    Unless that person was physically in the same place as you and threatening you with a weapon, there is no way that you can be forced to post.
     
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    Because they think they're doing everyone a favor. It was explained to me by a missionary, that everyone else is blind. Christians are the only ones with sight, so it is their responsibility to guide the blind away from the pits that they're about to walk into.

    That's false. Paul says to say one thing to the believer and something different to the unbeliever. Deception is included in their bible as an allowed tactic.

    As a Jew, I think I've been subjected to more missionizing from Christians than you.
     
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    I'm sorry I think I over reacted to you in my last post.
     
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    wizanda One Accepts All Religious Texts
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    The evangelists whole goal is to goad people into taking the bait.

    We could say in a perfect Zazen meditative state, it shouldn't bother us....

    Though if we're not aware of every wave of conscious, we wouldn't be in a state of Zen awareness. :innocent:
     
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    I deleted it.
     
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    SHowing compassion is getting the gist of Zen, I get the gist,I was sweet and polite and showed compassion. I was not combative.
     
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    I left an atheist discussion board when it became mostly Christian proselytizing.
     
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    wizanda One Accepts All Religious Texts
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    When we understand Zen like Po in Kung Fu Panda 2, where he learns to use someone's own energy against themselves; then we don't need to use force, if we do, we don't get the art of Zen.
    Neither compassion or alarm; the problem is if we're affected by something, we have some issues with it....

    The Zen way is to understand it to the point of dismantling their whole case, with one enlightening word. :innocent:
     
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    That is a false statement -- a twisting of words
     
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