I agree with the idea that religions can be viewed as crazy but when stepping back we can see that lots of religions have equally unfounded and bizarre behaviours. In addition to this I agree with the article's author that crazy behaviour is also seen in wider society such as in clothing.
I understand what the author and you are stating. I must disagree on the generalizations being presented, and the blanket statement. I understand that you disagree with me. No problem there.
As for discipleship I think you are being deliberately naive which leaves you either in the camp of being slightly devious or if you genuinely think posting an article is enough to denote discipleship then you aren't as on the ball as I give you credit for.
I am not being naive.
I am being puposely ridiculous in the effort of showing how ridiculous your same attitude and judgment is of me. Whether that gets through or not is not on me.
I do think your support of AG which has moved beyond simple sympathy now to the stage where you are getting divine messages of support for her
I did not get a divine message to support her.
I supported the understanding that she shared on the board. An understanding that I also share... that i would have with or without Aguest, because I follow Christ with or without Aguest... or anyone else for that matter.
and of which you need to testify as a witness does place you into a disciple relationship.
Agreeing with what someone has shared, because you also share that understanding... does not make one a disciple of another. It can make both of those people, however, disciples of the same Spirit.
That is the truth of the matter that you cannot receive.
Refusing to state that my spirit agrees with something shared from another who follows the same Christ and Spirit who I follow... would be allowing fear of the accusations and/or mockery that will come from some people (like what you did) to rule what i say and how I say it. I refuse to allow THAT.
This is only a bad thing if you don't want to be her disciple.
It would be a bad thing, so I would not want it, and I would not do it. I follow Christ. Not Aguest. Not religion or mormonism, or the wts, or the RCC, or Luther or Calvin, or Paul or Peter or anyone else you must think to suggest.