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Regarding the Prayer Forum...
« on: January 31, 2009, 02:34:58 PM »
Because of two threads I've seen lately, I want to make something clear here.

This is the PRAYER forum. It is not the "inquire about 7829285 things before I actually go to God about your request" forum. You don't need to argue with people in this thread. If you really want to know more detail, either stop being nosy or PM the person... that's why we have this function. Some people don't really want to air their "dirty laundry" for all the world to see (not saying that it is all bad, but it's the closest I can get)

I've seen a lot of petty fights lately... in this world of instant communication, can we all just use our heads and THINK before you post? Thank you.

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Re: Regarding the Prayer Forum...
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2009, 02:43:58 PM »
Amen to that.
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Re: Regarding the Prayer Forum...
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2009, 07:28:59 PM »
Double, Double Amen to that... ::)

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Re: Regarding the Prayer Forum...
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2009, 07:48:24 PM »
I agree. I'm sorry as I participated in one of those.
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Re: Regarding the Prayer Forum...
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2009, 07:49:24 PM »
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Re: Regarding the Prayer Forum...
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2009, 11:43:00 PM »
I appreciate the desire the keep the Prayer part of the forum free from disagreements and controversy.  However, I think that there sometimes when it is necessary to respond to certain requests given in the prayer forum.

For instance, imagine a person asks for prayer for Bob (who is also on the forum) because Bob is a total loser who can't get a date.  This person would be using the Prayer Forum to basically insult someone needlessly.  Someone should respond to that thread by letting that person know that sort of thing is inappropriate.

Similarly, if Suzie asks for prayer for their parents to accept that she and her boyfriend are sleeping together, then someone should respond that God does not approve of that sort of thing, and that we shouldn't pray for things that are against His will.

Similarly, if Joe asks for prayer and in the story gives some details of certain lifestyle choices that are not healthy for our younger and more impressionable members of the forum, I think someone should point that out.  Silence is assumed consent.  And I don't want to be silent and allow other forum members to be led astray.

These are just three examples, but I think you get the idea.  I wish there would never be controversy on the Prayer Forum, or anywhere else for that matter.  But there are times when we have to remember Matt 10:34
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Re: Regarding the Prayer Forum...
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2009, 12:09:21 AM »
To ALL:

I have initially and respectfully split and moved a healthy topic discussion that has stemmed from a Prayer Forum topic.  This is to allow more prayer-concentrated responses than anything else.  I pray it turns out to be a good compromise amongst all.  Please correct me if I'm wrong by sending me a PM.

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Re: Regarding the Prayer Forum...
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2009, 08:35:14 AM »
Prof, I do agree, but I'm more referring to those that cause debate (evolution thread, spiritual weirdness thread) instead of where we call people out. You and i have both called people out before and said that, instead, we were going to pray for God's will and that was it.

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Re: Regarding the Prayer Forum...
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2009, 09:55:53 AM »
"call people out" = bad connotation

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Re: Regarding the Prayer Forum...
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2009, 10:02:44 AM »
Sorry for my part in the other thread. I did realize shortly afterwords that the Prayer thread was not the best place for that.

"call people out" = bad connotation
And meant that way. Long story short, don't mess with The Marti.  ;)
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Re: Regarding the Prayer Forum...
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2009, 03:20:51 PM »
Fixed.
Thanks for the fix Sean.

Prof, I do agree, but I'm more referring to those that cause debate (evolution thread, spiritual weirdness thread) instead of where we call people out.
Actually I did weigh in on the Spiritual Weirdness thread.  I pointed out that often when people are experiencing demonic activity in their lives it is because they are participating in something that is opening themselves up to that sort of thing.  It is not always the case, but it is true often enough that I thought it was a worthy warning.

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Re: Regarding the Prayer Forum...
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2010, 08:05:15 AM »
Well, I think people must  at least observe others' feeling. It's because we daily hurt other unconsciously.