Apologies to All Baptist Board Members

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  1. saturneptune

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    To All My Friends in Christ on Baptist Board,
    Apologies and a humble spirit are in order to all I converse with on this board. This apology centers around the subjects of mental illness, depression, human suffering, and treatments for various conditions. There was a name I called two or three brothers in Christ that had a different position than mine on the subject. I am especially ashamed that Arbo, Righteous Dude, and Seeking the Truth, had to read my posts that went over the edge with these three other individuals. My apologies to all others that saw the posts who I regularly converse with. The moderators were very gracious to me, but made me realize how angry I had gotten over the subject. I have had a struggle with depression since the six way bypass operation. My goal now is to do whatever is necessary restore the relationship and trust I had with all of you. It will not happen again. It is hard to put the rest into words.
     
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    SN - Thank you for the mature, godly way you have dealt with this. I very much appreciate the apology even though I didn't see what you posted. I really respect you for doing this and again, thank you.

    :flower::flower::flower::flower:
     
  3. Arbo

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    Saturn- If you think (I'm not sure I read you correctly) that you have offended me in any way, brother that is truly not the case.

    *sigh* I suppose I should fess up to getting a bit hot under the collar and calling an individual, who shall remain nameless, a clown in need of a circus. I don't apologise for the sentiment, but rather voicing it in a public forum where those from outside can view it.
     
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    I understand (as I posted) a problem with the heart can bring on deep depression.

    I didn't catch any post from you that I thought was uncalled for.

    Your humble and thoughtful post was a blessing to me and reminds me that I should be careful, too.
     
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    You don't have to say anything else, because the heart knows what the heart knows. You are such a nice man and in all the years that I have read you and conversed with you here you have always been a man of reason and goodness.

    We all slip - especially when the the topic is close to us personally - so you have offered an apology and no more is required except to lose no sleep over this.



     
  6. saturneptune

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    I probably worded the post wrong. You and the two others I named were not the ones I called the names. I did not mention their names. We were on polar opposite sides on the depression and treatment threads. When I perceive a position as being harsh to others, I sometimes am not civil. In this case, I used a name that was uncalled for. It fell far short of cursing, but was very demeaning.
     
  7. Arbo

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    Glad I misunderstood you.:thumbs:

    For what it's worth, though you and I differ somewhat in the degree of our political persuasion, I appreciate that at the end of the thread brotherhood is not forgotten.

    And about those two...oh never mind.:smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Arbo,
    It is really sad about the gap in politics between us, because I believe we basically agree on most issues apart from the candidates. To put it another way, if this was 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1980, or 1984, we would be in complete agreement. The rift started with the string of moderate Republican candidates starting in 1988, to sort of liberal in 2008, and now to this situation. Our disagreement is over the state of the Republican Party.
     
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    In My Case....

    ....you did not personally offend me. Never have, and I don't think you ever will.

    As for your apology, I appreciate it, but let me say that it is coming from the wrong person. In the past, I have apologized for losing my temper, and only been spurned further, On top of that, the ones that offended me, and should also have apologized never offered one word of apology. :tear:

    I have found that those [like you and me] who do apologize are the ones who know when God has convicted us. Unfortunately, there are many here who don't seem to have that same connection with the Holy Spirit, therefore, they let apologies like yours, fall like rain, off their backs, and they go right on doing what they do to make people like you and I upset.

    I am working on my issues, but unless others are willing to do likewise, the problems on this board will simply continue.

    I think highly of you for admitting what you admitted to, but in no way did you offend me. I am still more than blessed and honored to call you my brother.
     
  10. Salty

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    Ok, but what about those of us who are your enemies :tongue3:

    Seriously, I know I get a bit heated about some posts, but honestly I don't know if I have been offended or not! If you did, I'm not concerned.

    Just think of the great time of fellowship we will have in Eternity! :saint:

    All I ask is that you keep us on our toes! :1_grouphug:

    And most importantly, all of you friends (and enemies * I put a smiley, but I had too many) will keep you in :praying: Lord bless you.
     
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    Saturn, I don't know what remarks you're referring to, but if it bothers you then you did the right thing. I think you are a fine Christian man and I enjoy your posts and your wonderful sense of humor. You've made me laugh out loud many times!
     
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    I offer my fellowship to our brother. I have found his post offensive, and welcome his discussions.

    I wish all could be so considerate of other opinions.

    Cheers, and bless,

    Jim
     
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    Very edifying and encouraging post, God Bless you!!!! :thumbs:
     
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    Saturn, no offense was taken so no apology is needed.

    But i appreciate the example you set here, and I hope I can follow.

    All is good :thumbsup:

    John
     
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    Only thing I will add to this thread is this: It's about time, and what took you so long? The way you have posted on here since the bypass surgery, I thought they had bypassed it altogether....:laugh: j/k ya Brother!! :tonofbricks:
     
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    God bless you, SN. Your humility is remarkable. Like RD2, your posts did not offend me in the least. In fact, I feel the apology should be coming from those who goaded and provoked and caused hurt to others.
     
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    It takes a humble man to stand up and admit that he was wrong. May God bless you, brother. It was a blessing to me to see this posted.

    Greater is He!! Amen.
     
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    Your posts have been those which come out of conviction but I never felt any were mean spirited though I certainly haven't read them all limiting myself to certain subjects.

    I hope others will follow suit of your brotherly sensitivity.

    Thanks SN for the fresh breeze through the BB.

    HankD
     
  19. just-want-peace

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    SN, been there, done that!!
    I did what you've done some 2-3 years ago on this board, and basically got the same responses you have (so far anyway), but there was that proverbial 10% that chided me for "speaking my mind" and then backing down.
    For some unknown reason they could not distinguish between the tone/method of speaking vs. changing my stance.
    Anyway, I know from experience that you now feel much better, so don't let the nay-sayers, if they surface, dampen your joy in asking forgiveness !!:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     

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