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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Power Stone, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. Power Stone

    Power Stone Unknown Member

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    Just curious, are preachers discouraged from posting on RF? I mean preaching is what they do after all, no? Well I suppose they can think and believe till the cow comes home like the rest of us. Kinda silly when you think about it. It’s like a singer who doesn’t sing or a painter who doesn’t paint. Oh well too bad for that profession I guess when it comes to this website. They’re just saying what they believe with conviction. It’s kind of refreshing actually. I guess I’ll have to go elsewhere for that.
     
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  2. The Hammer

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    A preacher can post as long as it's within forum rules. Just because one is a preacher, does not mean all they do is preach/proselytize.
     
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  3. Pete in Panama

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    My bet is that they got better things to do.
     
  4. Vinayaka

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    We've had clergy on here. As another person indicated, they can also discuss. There are preachers who don't preach, and non-preachers who preach.
     
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  5. Power Stone

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    So is preaching a bad offensive thing? Or did the bad preachers ruin it for the good preachers?
     
  6. Vinayaka

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    Not for me. But it is about time and place. This forum isn't really the place, as it wasn't designed to be that way. I think its stated goals are pretty clear.

    Editted ... the Mission statement RF Rules
     
  7. Power Stone

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    The preaching profession is civil, informative and respectful no?
     
  8. Polymath257

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    Preaching is against our rules.

    The goal is to have free debate and discussion, but not to try to convert. Learn from and respect each other.

    8. Preaching/Proselytizing
    Creating (or linking to) content intended to convert/recruit others to your religion, spirituality, sect/denomination, or lack thereof is not permitted. Similarly, attempting to convert others away from their religion, spiritual convictions, or sect/denomination will also be considered a form of preaching. Stating opinions as a definitive matter of fact (i.e., without "I believe/feel/think" language, and/or without references) may be moderated as preaching.
     
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  9. Vinayaka

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    Not in my books. When it includes, "I'm right and you're wrong!", how can that be considered respectful?
     
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  10. Power Stone

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    I’ve listened to sermons aka preaching that were insightful and weren’t offensive or trying to convert me. Oh well no biggie
     
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  11. URAVIP2ME

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    I find Jesus emphasized ' teaching ' at Matthew 28:20
    So, there could be a difference between preaching or teaching.
    Was the sermon you heard just preaching or insightful teaching ________
    I find Jesus instructed to do more than preach but to teach - Matthew 11:1
    As a teacher Jesus more than just proclaimed but he instructed, explained or expounded things to others.
     
  12. Vinayaka

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    For sure that happens. The degree to which it is preaching depends on the topic somewhat, as well as who's doing it.
     
  13. stvdv

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    Preaching is okay for me, as long as they do not belittle other's faith or lack thereof
    I like it when someone is enthusiastic about his belief; the more the better
    It ends when he claims "my way is the highway, also for others"
     
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  14. Vinayaka

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    I prefer actual discussion, and find fake discussion and fake debate annoying. The key is that they aren't listening at all to your response. It's not a discussion at all, just a one way deal. I've opted out of a great many discussions for that reason alone. What's the point, really? Nobody is learning anything.
     
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    Amen, sister! People with lucid intuition stick together, like atoms coalescing into molecules.
     
  16. stvdv

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    You are totally right, I forgot about that. Thanks for the reminder. I used to go to a church for many years, because I like to sing. But you are totally right, they had no interest in my faith at all. In these 6 years, nobody of the 4000 members asked me once about my faith, though they knew about it. I totally forgot about that fact. Indeed, those that preach, usually have only interest in themselves, which I can understand, because if you believe that your faith is the best, then you block yourself from being open. Arrogance is a one way street

    They might fake interest in you, just to get you over to their side though.
     
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