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bio website dpolson.co.uk
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Typical nerd, from the South West of England. Programming since I got my first Commodore 16. ASP.NET intermediate at the moment but I'm working on it!

Work in IT for a firm of Solicitors doing Support, Training, Database Admin and Development.


Jul
11
comment Why do Christians need to promote their religion to non-believers?
@Jay also, you may notice I have chosen to voice my ideas and theories on a Q&A site meant for such discussions. I am not going door to door telling people to stop believing in god. See the difference? If someone seeks to promote their beliefs to others then they do not have the right to not be offended. If however they choose to keep their beliefs to themselves, share them when people ask for them, or at meetings of like minded people (Church) then such attacks would be unjustified.
Jul
11
comment Why do Christians need to promote their religion to non-believers?
@Jay I am not offending UFO enthusiasts at all!!! I am saying my reaction to someone stoping me driving off a broken bridge (the evidence being I can see the bridge is not there!) and telling me a UFO / Comet / Deity is going to destroy the bridge some time in the future (Evidence being dogma, claimed psychic powers or a gut feeling!) are very different. If however they show me real evidence for such a disaster, radar data or a warning from NASA on the news, I would also believe them.
Oct
14
comment Why do Christians need to promote their religion to non-believers?
No, I understand examples, yours are biased and misleading.
Oct
12
comment Why do Christians need to promote their religion to non-believers?
So you think that all non-believers are running around, losing all their money on horse racing, drinking themselves into a coma while having sex with their secretary? What a warped view you have of the world you have.Non-belief is in no way linked to addiction or sexual activity. Without your faith would you be a drug user?
Oct
10
comment Why do Christians need to promote their religion to non-believers?
I wouldn't compare non-belief with drug use!?!
Oct
10
comment Why do Christians need to promote their religion to non-believers?
@DavidStratton I think aliens is a fitting example from a non-believer's perspective which I am trying to communicate. Something with no indisputable proof which some people find unbelievable. A UFO spotter might be equally offended by the comparison. It's not really my concern. It works in the analogy.
Oct
8
comment Why do Christians need to promote their religion to non-believers?
Yeah but this isn't knowledge, it's belief. And the action that is is knowledge that other people should know IS arrogant.
Oct
8
comment Why do Christians need to promote their religion to non-believers?
But if someone parked their car across the road and said the bridge ahead was going to be hit by a falling alien spacecraft my reaction would be very different. Again you say they KNOW something atheists don't which has to be perceived as arrogant.
Oct
7
comment Why do Christians need to promote their religion to non-believers?
Thanks for your answer. I take you point about making a difference to people who aren't content, but what if they are content, did not display an interest or opposition to god, are happy "good" people with no need for religion? It's it quite arrogant to think you are right, they are wrong and they need your help? Surely the response from promoting religion in the world today must be more negative than positive so is it worth it? What would be your reaction if someone tried to push their belief system on you, say islam or hinduism?