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Doesn't Calvinism Deserve Its Own Forum?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Pipedude, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. Pipedude

    Pipedude Active Member

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    I cannot recall for sure, but I think that Calvinism had its own forum a couple of years ago. If so, why was it allowed to escape?

    It has a messy quality to it, sort of like honey. You may think that you're going to get a little dab on your plate to dip your roll in, but it seems somehow to wind up on your fingers and all over the place and you have to wipe down the whole area with water before the stickiness is finally gone.

    Thread after thread, topic after topic, hour after hour, year after year, the same characters recite the same lines. Only the names change; the plot hasn't varied for fifty years. (Others may testify of the controversy's earlier history.) It creeps into our discussions, our announcements, our prayer requests, our ovens, and our kneading troughs; and we have no rest day or night.

    Why not have a forum for Calvinism?
     
  2. TCGreek

    TCGreek New Member

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    What are you up to?
     
  3. donnA

    donnA New Member

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    there used to be a forum for discussing calvinism and armenianism, but they closed it because it apparently got too rowdy, which was before I stared discussing it, so I wouldn't know personally.
     
  4. Pipedude

    Pipedude Active Member

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    Ah, my point exactly. Those confined therein misbehaved and made one another miserable. But what has been gained by unlocking the gates and releasing the patients into the general public? Now they also make me miserable, and probably two or three others, as well.

    I say recommit them.
     
  5. Rippon

    Rippon Well-Known Member

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    Chill Dude . You have a couple of your own digits pointing back atcha' .
     
  6. TomMann

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    The C/A debate page was a contensious place. Yes it could get heated........ But I thought it was great to feast on meat instead of this coutinuous diet of mundane dairy.
     
  7. Ed Franklin

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    As a newcomer, I had hopes of finding brotherly dialogue here, absent the name-calling and animosity so overwhelming on certain other boards. How quickly am I disabused of that naive notion! (So much for the charges of excessive moderation....)

    Here we have the ongoing polemics regarding "calvanism vs armenianism (sic)"...from sources so well-informed they cannot even spell the terms!

    And, it's always the calvinists who start the name-calling with their intractable arrogance, etc......You won't find the anti-cals questioning anyone's salvation or implying that cals ought to be committed. :BangHead:

    It's quite a testimony that so many forum-based non-cal Baptists who are so seeker sensitive and into "ministry" and "dialogue" will treat with such great deference Muslims and atheists, suddenly go apoplectic when confronted with the doctrines held by so many leading Baptists of the past.....cries of "heretic" and worse follow quickly.

    One would think a forum for discussion of the actual theology involved would be beneficial, but only in an ideal world. Frankly, neither side is listening. Anti-cals want to tell the cals what cals believe, then blow away those beliefs....straw men abound. Few non-cals can explain the difference between hyper-calvinism and calvinism because they see no difference........and on and on and on, ad infinitum, ad nauseum.
     
  8. reformedbeliever

    reformedbeliever New Member

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    Doesn't Arminianism deserve its own forum? Why release them upon the general public?

    How about dividing the SBC? Doesn't the SBC deserve to be Arminian? Calvinist?

    :rolleyes:
     
  9. SBCPreacher

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    Nah, the SBC doesn't need that.

    I kind of like the idea of the C forum or even a C/A debate forum. That would make it easier for me to avoid those endless "my theology's better than your theology" stuff. I could just avoid that forum altogether.

    I vote YES!
     
  10. webdog

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    The problem I had with the old c/a forum was it was moderated by 2 calvinists. The moderating was biased on occasion. Something like that should be moderated by one from each side, IMO.
     
  11. reformedbeliever

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    There are many who would divide over it. I don't think it would be good for the SBC either..... hense the roll eyes thingy.
     
  12. donnA

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    theres a thread right now questioning whether or not calvinists are going to hell. so I think your wrong.
     
  13. Tom Butler

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    A simple solution. If you don't want to get involve in C/A debates, or don't want to read them............Just don't. Ignore them.
     
  14. webdog

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    That only makes sense...so it will be ignored :)

    We live in a society that believes everything should revolve around our likes and dislikes.
     
  15. TCGreek

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    There you go. :thumbs:
     
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    There was a C/A thread for a long time and for a long time it was civil. Then it turned ugly and was shut down. Now the C/A threads are in the theology section and things are pretty civil. I say leave things as they are. If you don't want to read C/A topics, simply don't read them. Usually you can tell be the topic line that they are C/A and if you can't tell by that, you can usually tell by the first post. I do think that the topic "Are Calvinists In Danger of Hell Fire" is a little over the top. IMHO, that one should have been removed in a hurry.
     
  17. Pipedude

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    You don't say?
    Well, that's usually my tactic. But sometimes Satan gets the victory and I am overtaken in a fault. The scars remain long after the guilt is forgiven.

    It would seem proper to quarantine the topic for mere organizational reasons, if none other. What topic has generated more threads or more posts? (Maybe booze, but that's just one thread repeated weekly.) In a filing system, if you accumulate enough of one kind of material, it gets its own folder, drawer, or cabinet. Since other topics merit such treatment, I think Calvinism deserves it most of all!
     
  18. Pipedude

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    As you well know, Arminians ARE the general public.
     
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    pish posh

    Personally, I don't think we should have to ignore the debates because I think everyone should behave mannerly.

    I think we should be able to disagree without telling our brothers and sisters they are going to hell in the proverbial handbasket.
     
  20. BrotherJames

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    :1_grouphug: can't we all get along? By that I mean shove all the Calvinists in a corner. :laugh:
     
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