Invitation to the Dance
I was both surprised and delighted when I got an invitation to engage in a discussion about what Christianity really is. The invitation came from someone I didn't know, who was not of my denomination, but it was couched in such eirenic terms that I eagerly responded and accepted his kind suggestion to mutual enlightenment.
I will identify him only by his initaisls, RA. His terms were that he would tell me his definition of what Christianity was, and then I would share with him what I believed Christianity to be. I accepted his invitation with enthusiasm, having previously been subjected to some very hostile correspondents in the past, I imagined it would be a welcome change.
However, his invitation to a 'respectful and gentle' discussion soon turned sour and I found myself the target for all manner of hostility from this 'respectful' young man, who announced that he attended a religious seminary.
The following are the extent of our 'respectful' conversations so far, and these pages will be updated regularly to follow the course of our inter-action until its conclusion.
On being told that the sources of his information about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were corrupt, RA abruptly dropped the converaation and has not been heard of since!
One has to admire the sincerity and the profound hostility that such self-described 'Christians' can reach, especially when they find themselves unable to dupe a Mormon with a mind to the same degree that some Anti-Mormon has duped the would-be duper but who, onfinding themselves disarmed by inlelligence and knowledge runs away like a whipped cur.
bless them for trying, but God make them smarter before they find themselves engaged in a battle of wits that they have initiated but for which they discover that they are unarmed.