I couldn't agree less. This is not like the thread in which Frank invited Christians to come in and be browbeaten on this issue.
Actually, a promised response. I didn't wish to have it buried in the longer thread.
Neologist started this thread of his own accord. Neo is an intelligent man. He understands that this is a major moral flaw on the part of his boy Jeebus.
Moral flaw? Hardly?
He is attempting to rationalize it because he has embraced the faith, because he has "drunk the koolaid." However, i believe that, deep down inside, it sticks in his craw. While the Watchtower would certainly praise his orthodoxy, i think what we are seeing here is a slow motion train wreck. I think this is Neo making a pathetic attempt to get other christians to condone his point of view, because he knows it is indefensible.
Actually, I had higher expectations for non believers. Those who call themselves christian . . . Well, there's Romeo . . .
Whatever JW orthodoxy may require of him, this is a subject which flies in the face of the image of Jesus to which all christians subscribe. This is a doctrinal flaw that none of them can explain away.
Hard for nominal christians to explain because they would have to identify both the faithful and the wicked slave.
I think that Neo's "wall of faith" has serious cracks in it, so he seeks some consensus from other christians to salve his conscience.
Hardly. Most nominal christians avoid these discussions. Also, I have no desire to go down with them.
In the case of most christian loonies, i would just laugh at him and go about my business. Neo's a different case--he knows better, he just won't admit it because the JW community has become so important to him. It's sad.
Aw, shucks, Set. Just have some coffee, OK?
EDIT: I believe i am correct in stating that Neo was once shunned by the other JW holy rollers for a serious breach of orthodoxy. I see this as Neo doing some kind of perverse penance. As i say, i believe that deep down inside, Neo knows this is horseshit. I don't think he'll like it that i say this. It's possible that he'll get nasty with me.
How could I get nasty with the guy who looks like the dog I had in my childhood? Come closer. Let me skritch yer head. . . . .