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Use Common Sense
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Really, this stamp can apply to anyone, but my target audience is fellow Christians.

I'm not saying we should never reference Scripture, because as Christians that isn't a good idea. But I believe it is seriously overused nowadays. Go into any debate (mainly on stuff like evolution, social issues, Israel, and suchlike) with a radical right-wing Christian and you will understand what I'm talking about. (No, I'm not a liberal, but neither am I an excessively conservative extremist). These folks will almost never give any of their own words on a subject. They will only quote verse after verse after verse out of the Bible. That way they can use the ever-so-convenient "You're not arguing with me; you're arguing with God" line.

We're supposed to follow the example set by Jesus, folks. Jesus didn't go around mindlessly vomiting scripture, platitude, and evangelistic clichés. Sure, Jesus used scripture on occasion, but he also knew how to think for himself. If God wanted us to be machines, he would have made us thus.

Please don't misunderstand my meaning - as I said earlier , Scripture definitely has its place. As Christians, we ought to have a good understanding of it. But many Christians often seem to think of scripture as "ammunition" in a debate. Trust me - using common sense and your God-given intellect will make people far more willing to listen to what you have to say.

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Sparklet-Rayne's avatar
Sparklet-Rayne|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Common sense need's to be renamed uncommon or even rare sense. Heck it might need to be labelled as endangered.
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GNGTNT105|Hobbyist General Artist
Amen to that!
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OddGarfield's avatar
Nice logo.
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Mysticalblackangel|Hobbyist General Artist
As the saying goes.. God gave you a brain, so use it!
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CheerfulOptimistic's avatar
Using Scripture as "proof" in a debate with someone who's not Christian just won't work. And people won't care that they're "arguing with God" if they don't believe in Him.
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lolsweetgirl's avatar
lolsweetgirl|Hobbyist General Artist
I don't get this at are you saying that we can't use scriptures on daily basis?
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HarmonicSonic's avatar
HarmonicSonic|Hobbyist General Artist
No - I'm saying we shouldn't just blindly do something because somebody says, "the Bible says so."
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lolsweetgirl|Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh I get your point :3
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littleblackmariah|Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not a Christian, but I definitely agree with the message.
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HarmonicSonic|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Josh592's avatar
I concur.
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RukahTsubasa's avatar
Id love to tell many people this!
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kittykathats|Hobbyist Digital Artist
exactly ^^ :clap:
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IronBatMaiden91's avatar
Thank you!!! Instead of getting caught up in this age of narcissism and entitlement, why don't we go back to when common sense was well, common?
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ToaDeathax's avatar
You have no idea how many people I deal with that don't use it -_-;
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MonsterTheDragon's avatar
where's the fun in common sense?
(no offence)
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Ntn2's avatar
No every debate is meant to be funny.
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dragonRawer|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ so true
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Skirushiemonster's avatar
I like this stamp. Even though I'm Athiest.
I'm very open-minded, and I have a lot of Christain friends.
However, I know some Christains that I just want to punch, because they come up to me and literally scream out scriptures from the Bible, telling me I'm going to Hell, ect.
I'm just like, woah, chill out, man.

But the same applies to some Athiests I know, as well. I wanna kick some of them that I know, because they sit there and try to convince Christains they're smoking something, and... yeah.

People, seriously.

Common Sense for the win! :thumbsup:
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HarmonicSonic|Hobbyist General Artist
That's usually the way of things. There's usually screaming and shouting on both sides of any debate. Thank you :D
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Skirushiemonster's avatar
I know. Why can't everyone just realize already that we all have different opinions? :hmm:
You're welcome.
As a bonus, I love your avatar! Sonic's pretty cool, but I much prefer Knuckles! :)
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HarmonicSonic|Hobbyist General Artist
It's from the original Sonic TV show (the one most people call SatAM). I think it's much better than the shows that came after it, even though Knux isn't in it (I do kind of hate that - he's one of my favorite Sonic characters, too.)
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RelativeEquinox's avatar
I agree. It's the radicals who MAKE about half the anti-Christians in the first place. Some real nut jobs out there on both sides.

Being a Catholic Christian myself, I wish I could assert it more strongly that we aren't all like that without getting shot down by some form of troll or bigot or whatever.
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HarmonicSonic|Hobbyist General Artist
I know what you mean. I've found, however, that saying "not all Christians are like that" is, in most cases, unnecessary, especially if we aren't actually acting like that anyway. ;)
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