To mock or not to mock

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Herald, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Herald

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    Is it right to mock another Christian with whom you disagree? Is it right for a Calvinist to mock an Arminian or an Arminian a Calvinist? How about a cessationist mocking a continualist and vice versa? KJV-only vs. non-KJV only? Too many time the debates get personal and nasty. It is no longer about the idea, it is about the person.

    Check out this video of Ravi Zacharias on this very subject: Ravi comments on Richard Dawkins
     
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=51rR4aC9aMg#at=633

    You do not need to add tags to the video
     
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    I think most of us have been guilty of this. I know I have. I don't justify it but condemn it. I have been working hard not to engage others I disagree with after that manner. I am not saying I have arrived but it is my goal. I think if we can leave all the name calling, insinuations, belittling and mockery out of our posts it will improve our discussions. I am trying to do that and I hope others will also.

    I don't consider identifying a doctrine or position has "heretical" or "erroneous" to be wrong.
     
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    Well here is a good place to start:

    http://www.baptistboard.com/showthread.php?t=87751
     

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