AGuest - Christians are prepared to make a defense of their faith at any opportunity - yes?
Heck no, dear Besty (and, again, peace to you!). That is yet another fallacy about "christians." Surely, you realize that there are MANY professed "christians," who can't answer with any intelligence as to how and why they are "christians," other than to say, "Well, because I believe in Jeezus and he is my Lord," or even "I got baptized 'cause I had to to sing in the choir."
And welcome that opportunity - yes?
Absolutely NOT! I have worked with a LOT of folks over the years to profess to be "christians"... yet, you'd better NOT start a conversation about religion. What church you go to, sure... God, maybe... "Jesus"... depends. Religion... uh-uh...
Not that I had actually got to her faith at all, we were still discussing where she liked to get her scientific information from.
That's not entirely accurate, dear Besty: you were discussing the school board's "lack of control"... for wanting to remove evolution from the Bible... and found yourself astounded that she didn't immediately respond, "Like, okkaayyyyy?? Yeah, is UP with that?!"... because she is a licensed attorney. You thought you were going to have a "altitudinal" conversation with her on the subject because she's "educated." When that didn't occur, when it didn't turn out like YOU thought it would... though it should... your opinion of her plummeted like a rocket entering earth's atmostphere (a little "science" analogy, there - ). And now you want folks here to reassure you that you did nothing wrong.
But everyone's really missing the point: the subject isn't the issue. It was how you broached it: you WERE being confrontational AND provocative ("Hey, let's see what SHE'S made of...")... and arrogant. I stand by my statement that, in light of the fact that you really didn't know this lady... you were rude... and out of line. You don't ambush people like that... unless, of course, you're from California where, apparently it's perfectly okay to do so .
But I agree that anything I did to create an 'atmosphere' over dinner at a friends house was bad form on my part.
Thank you! But you then added insult to the injury... by coming here and asking us to side with you and justify/excuse YOUR bad form by speaking ill of HER. Er?!!
I misread her ability to cope -
Which is her fault, right?
I thought she was more than capable (and willing) to engage in some lively discussion.
Because she's an attorney?? What in the WORLD does that have to do with anything? Are there no Bible-thumping attorneys in Texas? Alabama? Louisiana? Chicago? SERIOUSLY???
You ambushed her, plain and simple... and now want full exoneration. I would be lying to you, though, if I didn't say you were a bit of a cad.
BUT... you didn't offend ME... and had it been me, we would most probably have had quite a lively... and "enlightening" (for YOU - ) discussion!!
I bid you peace, dear Besty, and perhaps a Miss Manners class - ... if you can find one here in Cali!
YOUR servant and a slave of Christ,