Cofty, you wrote
" As an ex-christian Sab, Strypes, Shelby, Tammy, Loz and Char view people like Qcmbr and I with the same attitude that JWs view apostates. Once you have decided that somebody is an enemy of your god then of course it is permissible to slander them as you see fit and even to pray for their demise and eternal torment. It is such a relief to no longer have to defend the indefensible."
How can you possibly justify that statement? I can speak only for myself, but that is so utterly untrue of me that I am aghast. I don't even see you as an enemy of God...of course I don't! I don't wish any ill on anyone. I think that to pray "against" someone is an inherently wicked thing to do, and I have never done it, nor would ever do it? Why would I? To do so would be to condemn myself first.
He who points a finger at another points four fingers back at himself.
I might not like something someone does. That doesn't mean I wouldn't like that person. I would never, never, never pray for someone's death. That would be utterly wicked. What have you got against me, Cofty? I always considered you a friend, and Qcmbr too. That doesn't mean I agree with what you say always, but that's honest disagreement, not dislike, not a wish for death, and emphatically not judging you or anyone as an enemy of God.
So, it is NOT , as you say, permissible to slander you or anyone, as you say. As to whether or not I, or anyone, defends the indefensible, that very statement contains an inherent judgement, since to call something indefensible is to have judged it and condemned it.
As I say, I can only speak for myself, and that's what I've done. But you have grouped me in with others for whom I have a high regard and who I consider my friends, and I do not believe that any of what you say is applicable to them, either.
Finally, for you to say such utterly untrue things about me means that at some point I must have upset you. I haven't a clue what I could conceivably have done to cause such a reaction, but whatever it was, I am sorry to have done it. Why not PM me and tell me if that's so? I have nothing against you as a person, and sometimes you say things I agree with. Sometimes you don't, and on some of those occasions I've said so, because, after all, let's face it, this is a discussion forum!