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Author Topic: Acting in your local community  (Read 1325 times)

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Re: Acting in your local community
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2023, 11:06:05 PM »
"But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:" Matthew 6:3
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Here is why this forum tends to be so stupid. Many people here think Joe Biden is "The Left", when he is actually Far Right and every US republican is just an idiot.

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Re: Acting in your local community
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2023, 01:31:20 PM »
"But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:" Matthew 6:3
Ehhh, modern Christian churches don't always believe in the Bible...

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Re: Acting in your local community
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2023, 01:56:44 PM »
"But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:" Matthew 6:3
Ehhh, modern Christian churches don't always believe in the Bible...

So they aren't Christian, they might be churches, but they AREN'T Christian.
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Here is why this forum tends to be so stupid. Many people here think Joe Biden is "The Left", when he is actually Far Right and every US republican is just an idiot.

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

― George Orwell

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Re: Acting in your local community
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2023, 05:11:04 PM »
"But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:" Matthew 6:3

This does not mean that all giving and good works should be in secret. Otherwise, how would we know about the giving and sharing the believers as shown in Acts 2:45 and Acts 4:32-37? Would all church-going and community prayers be sins according to Matthew 6:6? Should everyone only worship God in private, do good in secret, and never let the world know one is a Christian?

As I see it, Christians can, and indeed should, be an example of kindness and good works to others. They should speak of their faith and good works with others, to spread the Gospel.

What Matthew 6:3 is saying is that charity should not be *only* for show. If someone never contributes if it is private, or feels no motivation to, then that shows they are only doing it for the praise. If you're attributing that to me, I'd ask -- do you really think that I come here to theRPGsite for the praise?!? We've been in conversations for years now, and it should be pretty clear that I constantly get insulted and ridiculed here.

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Re: Acting in your local community
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2023, 01:28:48 AM »
"But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:" Matthew 6:3

This does not mean that all giving and good works should be in secret. Otherwise, how would we know about the giving and sharing the believers as shown in Acts 2:45 and Acts 4:32-37? Would all church-going and community prayers be sins according to Matthew 6:6? Should everyone only worship God in private, do good in secret, and never let the world know one is a Christian?

As I see it, Christians can, and indeed should, be an example of kindness and good works to others. They should speak of their faith and good works with others, to spread the Gospel.

What Matthew 6:3 is saying is that charity should not be *only* for show. If someone never contributes if it is private, or feels no motivation to, then that shows they are only doing it for the praise. If you're attributing that to me, I'd ask -- do you really think that I come here to theRPGsite for the praise?!? We've been in conversations for years now, and it should be pretty clear that I constantly get insulted and ridiculed here.

Who said it was directed at you or anyone else?

If I wanted to direct it at you wouldn't I have quoted you?

You asked a question and you got my answer, I don't do what I do to appear just I do it because it's just and feel that I shouldn't disclose it.
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Here is why this forum tends to be so stupid. Many people here think Joe Biden is "The Left", when he is actually Far Right and every US republican is just an idiot.

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

― George Orwell

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Re: Acting in your local community
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2023, 06:37:48 AM »
"But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:" Matthew 6:3

This does not mean that all giving and good works should be in secret. Otherwise, how would we know about the giving and sharing the believers as shown in Acts 2:45 and Acts 4:32-37? Would all church-going and community prayers be sins according to Matthew 6:6? Should everyone only worship God in private, do good in secret, and never let the world know one is a Christian?

As I see it, Christians can, and indeed should, be an example of kindness and good works to others. They should speak of their faith and good works with others, to spread the Gospel.

What Matthew 6:3 is saying is that charity should not be *only* for show. If someone never contributes if it is private, or feels no motivation to, then that shows they are only doing it for the praise. If you're attributing that to me, I'd ask -- do you really think that I come here to theRPGsite for the praise?!? We've been in conversations for years now, and it should be pretty clear that I constantly get insulted and ridiculed here.

Who said it was directed at you or anyone else?

If I wanted to direct it at you wouldn't I have quoted you?

You asked a question and you got my answer, I don't do what I do to appear just I do it because it's just and feel that I shouldn't disclose it.

And that folks, is how you avoid dishonest masturbatory virtue signaling while still being virtuous.
Ya'll need to learn from GeekyBugle here.
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Re: Acting in your local community
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2023, 07:18:30 PM »
As I see it, Christians can, and indeed should, be an example of kindness and good works to others. They should speak of their faith and good works with others, to spread the Gospel.

Do you think a message board about pretending to be elves, and on the side discussing politics and culture war stuff, is a good place to be "an example" and spread gospel?

I think the best place to be an example is actually out in that Real World thing, actually doing things. As they say, talk is cheap.

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What Matthew 6:3 is saying is that charity should not be *only* for show. If someone never contributes if it is private, or feels no motivation to, then that shows they are only doing it for the praise. If you're attributing that to me, I'd ask -- do you really think that I come here to theRPGsite for the praise?!? We've been in conversations for years now, and it should be pretty clear that I constantly get insulted and ridiculed here.

You've also made a lot of contentious posts and made glaring mistakes when posting. (As have I.)

Honestly, when I saw this thread, and it's author, I immediately thought...

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Re: Acting in your local community
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2023, 08:10:02 PM »
"But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:" Matthew 6:3

This does not mean that all giving and good works should be in secret. Otherwise, how would we know about the giving and sharing the believers as shown in Acts 2:45 and Acts 4:32-37? Would all church-going and community prayers be sins according to Matthew 6:6? Should everyone only worship God in private, do good in secret, and never let the world know one is a Christian?

As I see it, Christians can, and indeed should, be an example of kindness and good works to others. They should speak of their faith and good works with others, to spread the Gospel.

What Matthew 6:3 is saying is that charity should not be *only* for show. If someone never contributes if it is private, or feels no motivation to, then that shows they are only doing it for the praise. If you're attributing that to me, I'd ask -- do you really think that I come here to theRPGsite for the praise?!? We've been in conversations for years now, and it should be pretty clear that I constantly get insulted and ridiculed here.

Who said it was directed at you or anyone else?

If I wanted to direct it at you wouldn't I have quoted you?

You asked a question and you got my answer, I don't do what I do to appear just I do it because it's just and feel that I shouldn't disclose it.

And that folks, is how you avoid dishonest masturbatory virtue signaling while still being virtuous.
Ya'll need to learn from GeekyBugle here.

TBF I fail more than most at being virtuous when talking over the internet. Due to my temper and the authism.
Quote from: Rhedyn

Here is why this forum tends to be so stupid. Many people here think Joe Biden is "The Left", when he is actually Far Right and every US republican is just an idiot.

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

― George Orwell

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Re: Acting in your local community
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2023, 08:46:20 AM »
  There are churches out there that do NOT believe in god at all and have outright atheists all there together.  Gatherings of these sorts in that kind of place looks more to me like opportunistic use of tax codes to practice activism with few rules and looser book keeping.

 

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Re: Acting in your local community
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2023, 11:18:54 PM »
As I see it, Christians can, and indeed should, be an example of kindness and good works to others. They should speak of their faith and good works with others, to spread the Gospel.

Do you think a message board about pretending to be elves, and on the side discussing politics and culture war stuff, is a good place to be "an example" and spread gospel?

I think the best place to be an example is actually out in that Real World thing, actually doing things. As they say, talk is cheap.

I think I went too far and gave the wrong impression by saying Gospel. I think Christians should spread the word, but saying Gospel unfortunately has the connotation of preaching at people - which no one likes, and has the opposite effect of making Christianity less palatable. That's regardless of whether it's in the Real World or virtual. Even if someone is doing charity work, talking up the Gospel while doing so sounds insufferable.

And maybe I've leaned into that here. If I seem like I'm proselytizing, sorry.

My thought in this thread was that while national politics are very partisan left/right, local issues often are not. So I thought that asking about how people engage with their local issues might be an interesting change of pace for this forum.

The Pundit's forum is a place where we talk about everything from wars to our personal exercise habits. And Pundit seems to have approved the topic, so it seems like we could chat about it.

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Re: Acting in your local community
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2023, 03:57:05 AM »
The only reason local politics doesn't appear as divided is because most local poltics is dominated by one party. In Commiefornia, there's no opposition to the woketardia outside of a few small "red" counties. LA now has a marxist mayor who literally worked for Fidel Castro to undermine the USA and the only local politics of note is how the Hispanics and blacks are jostling for power within the new even farther left regime. We even have "brown faces of White supremacy" now!

I'm sure in sane red zones the local politics is also not divided by the putrid vomit of liberals, but sadly those seem increasingly few and far between.

As for my involvement, I could not imagine lifting a finger for my local community in 2023.

Except maybe the middle finger.

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Re: Acting in your local community
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2023, 06:07:43 PM »
I'm sure in sane red zones the local politics is also not divided by the putrid vomit of liberals, but sadly those seem increasingly few and far between.

As for my involvement, I could not imagine lifting a finger for my local community in 2023.

Sorry to hear that, Spinachcat. I'd note that supporting one's local community doesn't necessarily mean helping everyone or helping the majority. Many majority-liberal areas still have local conservative groups. For example, my area is very liberal, but there are still more conservative religious groups like Latter Day Saints members and Pentecostals in the religious mix. There could also be secular groups trying to push for conservative change locally.

I don't know your area, so maybe there are no such options that fit you. I just wanted to point out the topic is wider than just helping everyone.

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Re: Acting in your local community
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2023, 01:06:56 PM »
You know, a lot of you seem to be giving jhkim shit about this thread, but I have to take his side.

I've seen many of his posts here (his community), and I often feel certain that he's acting.
I'm a middle aged guy with a lot of free time, looking for similar, to form a group for regular gaming. You should be chill, non-woke, and have time on your hands.

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Re: Acting in your local community
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2023, 04:53:11 PM »
The only reason local politics doesn't appear as divided is because most local poltics is dominated by one party. In Commiefornia, there's no opposition to the woketardia outside of a few small "red" counties. LA now has a marxist mayor who literally worked for Fidel Castro to undermine the USA and the only local politics of note is how the Hispanics and blacks are jostling for power within the new even farther left regime. We even have "brown faces of White supremacy" now!

I'm sure in sane red zones the local politics is also not divided by the putrid vomit of liberals, but sadly those seem increasingly few and far between.

As for my involvement, I could not imagine lifting a finger for my local community in 2023.

Except maybe the middle finger.

Where I live, which is pretty much a very conservative small town (rapidly growing unfortunately), a bunch of fucktard Austinites frequently show up to protest downtown about The Current Thing. I take it as part of my duty to the community to drive by them and call them dumbass faggots whenever they're down there making a mess of our nice town square.
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