That is the second time that you have gone on a personal attack and rant of me this week, Band... and for no reason at all. My name wasn't even brought up in this thread. Or perhaps you saw tech49... and thought, tec... and just a wee bit of that green-eyed monster reared its ugly head in you.
What is even more interesting is that you tell the OP to get empowered by the Holy Spirit... while in the same breath mock the very idea that the Holy Spirit DOES speak and CAN empower someone to speak the TRUTH. Truth that they learn FROM the Spirit... so that there is nothing special about them (me)... and only something special about the Spirit (Christ)
Someone who doesn't 'wimp out' as you state it... you will call crazy, arrogant, a liar, a jailer (for um... speaking, yeah okay then...); and someone who does 'wimp out' as you state it... needs to grow up and get empowerment from the Holy Spirit that you doesn't believe can actually GIVE empowerment... or find another God?
I cannot even believe all the hypocrisy in your two posts above.
"No member here can decide who is right and who is wrong b/c these are discussions."
Except for you of course, lol.
As for the atmosphere of the board.
It can be hard here at times for believers; otherwise we would not have threads such as this one (and the couple others floating around). Because some make it hard. The discussions and such about God and Christ, even the bible, as well as science, I personally enjoy. The insults that eventually accompany them, not so much. But it is what it is, and it is going to come with the territory. One thing that believers can consider (besides taking strength in Christ and God)... is that any discussion or argument or false statement about God and Christ grants those who belong to them the opportunity to bear witness to the Truth and deny the falsehood... just by engaging in the conversation; no going out and imposing any belief on anyone, despite accusations to the contrary. It may not be evident from those commenting on the threads, but there are those who are here who do appreciate the witness given about the truth and love in Christ and God; those who came here with their faith and love for Christ and God intact and would love some support and fellowship with fellow men and women of faith as well.
(I also love punkofnice, btw, and there are also people here who do want to offer support... regardless of faith or no faith. People like mr.flipper come to mind, just as one example)