Quote:Frank Apisa swung with- Why didn't Jesus speak out on slavery...or why didn't the people who documented what he said report that he did?
Even if there were nothing wrong with healthy pride (which yours decidedly is not)...there is a considerable difference between Paul boasting of being a Christian...and the kind of cartoon boasting you do.
1- Here's an old law about slavery, and you've already pointed out that Jesus said he didn't come to change the law..-
"He that steals a man and sells him, or if he be found in his hands, he shall surely be put to death " (Exod. 21:16; Deut. 24:7)
2- When people all over internet-land tell me stuff like-
"Mick, I would like you to know that the result of reading your posts I am left with the desire to pick up my bible for the first time in years" (Spannerose),
I have to admit to feeling a modest twinge of pride for saving somebody from going up the spout..
PS- Hey that reminds me, my full list of fan mail is overdue for another airing, so here ya go-
ChildofLight - "So good to read your responses Mick, some are quite witty and made LOL"
Happysandyh - "welcome Mick, welcome welcome!"
HenryS - "You are brilliant Mick in finding appropriate phrases. Another one of your superb emails to store"
Firebrand - "Amen and welcome Mick"
Coconut - "Whew! Thanks for sharing Mick"
Sarah4Jesus - "Listen to Mick in Plymouth, he is a great teacher"
Cathie - "Very wise advice Mick, thanks"
Kierri - "That was one of the best explanations I've ever heard! Yay for Mick in Plymouth"
Haimehenmmli - "I LOVE IT MATE!!! I'm going to put it into my files, with some of my other favorites, from you"
Evachrst3 - "Right on, Mick, I couldn't agree more.Thank you for defending the faith so eloquently".
Devilmademedoit2 - "I love this! Thanks, Mick!"
SweetSummer96 - "Wow. That's a cool story Mick."
Vespasian052 - "Wow! Mick,what an awesome tale.."
Beekpr9 - "Amen to all you have said, Mick!"
Saipan1777 - "Spot on Mick bravo"
Duke Tinn - "Thanks again Mick. Great Stuff"
Tahella - "Welcome Mick!"
Ainglkiss - "Mick what a wonderful story. You write so well. Keep up the great work"
BlessedOne - "Glad to have you here Mick! Jesus is the way!"
MonkGirl - "Wow, thank you Mick! That is really comforting...and all I really needed to hear!"
WOFman - "Welcome Mick!"
JeffC - "HELL YEAH! PREACH IT BROTHER, THE REALITY WAY! (LUV YUR STYLE....)
Nottonguetied - "I loved those stories from Mick"
Honeybearx - "This was very good reading thank you Mick"
Megan - "Mick, I just wanted to tell you that I loved this story, it was very touching"
Benjoman - "Your one of the only ones from the singles board that I still love Mick"
Allisoneness -"You are the one true Christian on here, keep up the good work and praise the Lord"
Sherry Anne - "Mick i love your posts"
Antipas - "Brilliant yet again Mick"
Easynote - "ROFL Mick you are pure class, another of your timeless classics!"
Kermit - "I love Mick. He is so, how shall I say it, RIGHT ON THE MONEY AND FUNNY, TOO"
Kermmiekr - "How uplifting Mick, and so very true"
Chrysalis55- "Just want to say, I love your posts and your messages not only insprire me, sometimes they make me laugh
because you are able to get your point across in such a great way. WAY TO GO waymarker!!!"
Evenflow- I just LOVE this post You have made me smile BIG TIME this morning. Good for you and what a great attitude you have to life xx"
Apple Pie - "Really good to see you, Mick. Come on over to 4church, we could do with your input and your humour"
Lillian - "Mick please come back..it's nice having you on the board"
All these quotes are merely you massaging your ego...and exhibiting pride.
And considering the reception you've gotten here, we really have to consider that the other place and the other quotes are manufactured for that particular purpose.
Neologist said: Frank...You and I are Mensa marvels compared to him [Romeo]
Quote:Neologist said: Frank...You and I are Mensa marvels compared to him [Romeo]
Oh yeah mate? check some of your quotes from various threads (my highlighting)-
"I can say truly that JWs are most certainly not perfect" (Neologist 18 Aug 2006)
"I'm no genius..One of my main reasons for posting here is to sharpen my understanding" (Neologist 21 Sep 013)
"When I'm wrong, I fess up to it" (Neologist 21 Sep 013)
As for arrogance, check this- "I also won my share of weightlifting contests" (Neologist profile)
PS- you've been checking up on my fan mail, now give me some links where i can check up on your weightlifting, I hope you didn't compete against grannies..
Oh and let's not forget Frankie-
"On several occasions I have been shown to be wrong..And when proven wrong...I simply acknowledge that I was wrong" (Frank Apisa 17 Nov 2013)
"I often am wrong...and I have no problem with acknowledging when I am" (Frank Apisa 17 Nov 2013)
By contrast holy men like me are NEVER WRONG..
Tell 'em about me Obi-
"The Force is strong in that one"