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Old 09-10-2007, 11:37 PM
 
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Default Preachin'

Is it annoying when someone of your own faith tries to "preach" to you? Am I the only one that feels this way? I'm by no means an angel but I really don't feel the need to be "preached" to.

On top of that.. why is it when someone preaches to you they spout off scriptures "i.e. Romans 1:3-4 says blah blah blah"..

guess what.. if you felt the need to preach to me do you think I would know what the scriptures said? No.. so why quote them? It rings hollow to me.

Sorry for the vent.
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:37 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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As long as they are sincere I don't mind people preachin'.
I often have been accused of preachin' myself because I have my own opinions and am not afraid to use them. Or defend my own opinion.

When I quote I use them as a Zen koans so people can reflect on my opinion and the quote I've used.
I don't quote often, because it is my opinion that people who quote often only do so to appear knowledgeable.

Quoting is easy, truly understanding whatever it is you're quoting is not.
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:39 AM
 
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What is Zen koans?
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:42 AM
 
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Try googling.
It's kinda hard to explain. They're like illogical riddles.
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:38 AM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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Quoting is easy, truly understanding whatever it is you're quoting is not.

I agree with you on that. I do get weary of people who show how clever and spiritual they are by quoting chapter and verse at me. And yes to answer the OP I do find it annoying when someone of my own faith preaches at me and sets themselves up as more worthy than others. It feels like unrighteous pride to me.
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:18 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Originally Posted by willowthewhisp
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And yes to answer the OP I do find it annoying when someone of my own faith preaches at me and sets themselves up as more worthy than others. It feels like unrighteous pride to me.
I don't mind when this happens.
This way I can seperate the good from the bad. Pride often comes right before the fall.
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Old 09-12-2007, 03:07 PM
 
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I don't like people in my face quoting scripture then adding, "What this really means is" I hear it so much that I just inconspiciously remove my hearing aids, shake my head and smile nicely There is a blessing in ones affliction if he looks for it
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Old 09-12-2007, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Capitan, NM
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It's annoying when people preach to you period.
They may have some type of low self esteem and quoting scriptures and preaching to you shows them how smart they are?? I really don't know why people do this.
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:34 PM
 
Location: arizona
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Default Preaching

Jesus foretold for our day this work: "The good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth, for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come." he also instructed his followers: "Go...make deciples of all the nations." Matt, 24:14: 28:19.
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