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    Matters Archive - Thread: Where have they all gone

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      Quote Originally Posted by Snerfle View Post
      Yes and it's a real bummer. Ive been away for quite a while, and I come back to find not only Brighten seems to have left, but I had to log in to express my sadness over seeing Cassia go, and I feel bad that I think I just missed her by less than a day.
      I know Rens left and why, but she's doing REAL good and says Hi in a roundabout way.
      It probly has done us both good not to spend so much time posting on chatforums, and it was becoming really unfruitful and distracting for both of us, but yes, she is very much loved and missed here, ..... she's pretty busy with the things the Lord has laid out for her at this time, tho, but she's doing an outstanding job handling it all and I give her alot of credit. We're seeing how the summer unfolds and keeping the faith, but it's not easy of course. But God is with us, and His will is perfect and WILL be done, and we both know we can trust in Him, so we're being of good cheer as best we can as Jesus said to. Ruth I never got to know so much unfortunately, mostly just a timing thing, but I think she is here, same with ValleyGal and KrispyKreme lol I mean Krissy Cakes, and of course Lamm is here, too, and I apologize but I know Im missing more, but anyway .....
      If it would make you happy, I'll post for the girls team in the numbers games!
      *ducks from tomato-throwing
      Lol, jk,
      But maybe with the warmer weather, ppl are just busier with other things.
      God bless you, ~Jo~ , and Jesus loves you.
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      Okay now I feel all guilty and such cuz I am not around but school is out and the kiddos are up my behind and tv isn't enough fun and they are BORED already. I'm pullin my hair out here hehe oh but I love them! I can't make any promises on logging in every day but I ain't giving up yet and I like hanging with the guys of the board anyway!
      If you want to rile people up then go to a Christian site and give God ALL the glory for your salvation.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TurtleHare View Post
      Okay now I feel all guilty and such cuz I am not around but school is out and the kiddos are up my behind and tv isn't enough fun and they are BORED already. I'm pullin my hair out here hehe oh but I love them! I can't make any promises on logging in every day but I ain't giving up yet and I like hanging with the guys of the board anyway!
      Get hamster wheels for the kids
      Pope Gregory I was well known for his alms to the poor, and he gave quite generously of the riches donated to the Church by the wealthy people of Rome. Everything from money to land was given to the poor in some fashion. He made clear to his subordinates that their duty was to relieve the distress faced by the poor.

      He ordered his clergy to go out into the streets to find and care for the poor in person.

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      I've spoken to Rens privately, and feel it's necessary to address this.

      1. Rens did not leave because of Snerfle, which I deduced based on many of his posts. So first off, may I offer my apologies to Snerfle on this matter. I was mistaken and I was wrong.
      2. The reason Rens did leave has to do with theology and a double standard with regards to it that appeared to have led to punitive actions of some sort. But because the communication was private I don't feel at liberty to repeat it or go into details. She seemed to think that brighten may have left for the same or similar reason, although that is speculation.

      That's all, I have no info on why any other members have stopped posting or left.

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      Great shame she left and the reasons I don't go in theology can't be bothered with it and come here for the friendship to be honest . If you speak to her again please send my love to her and tell her I miss her if you remember...thanks

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      ~Jo~ - I'm sure she'll read my post so she'll see yours as well

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      Quote Originally Posted by Stravinsk View Post
      I've spoken to Rens privately, and feel it's necessary to address this.

      1. Rens did not leave because of Snerfle, which I deduced based on many of his posts. So first off, may I offer my apologies to Snerfle on this matter. I was mistaken and I was wrong.
      2. The reason Rens did leave has to do with theology and a double standard with regards to it that appeared to have led to punitive actions of some sort. But because the communication was private I don't feel at liberty to repeat it or go into details. She seemed to think that brighten may have left for the same or similar reason, although that is speculation.

      That's all, I have no info on why any other members have stopped posting or left.
      I know of at least ten who left because of the slant the board had and that is not speculation as many of them pm'ed me and told me that. Personally I think the slant has improved and I hope that eventually some of these will come back.
      Isaiah 40:31

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      There were no punitive actions by staff taken during the time Rens was having those theological discussions apart from Snerfle's flaming binge. Just for the record. All Christians are free to post what they believe on this site. If you don't like what another Christian believes then you don't have to post in the thread. That's how it works. When people get offended by theological discussion it's not because of any flaming that has gone on but the fact that they don't feel they can back up what they believe. I've seen that happen in person and on many theological sites.
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "A Christian's life is not defined by what the Christian does. It is defined by Christ and what He has done for us." Pr. Rolf David Preus

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      There were no punitive actions by staff taken during the time Rens was having those theological discussions apart from Snerfle's flaming binge. Just for the record. All Christians are free to post what they believe on this site. If you don't like what another Christian believes then you don't have to post in the thread. That's how it works. When people get offended by theological discussion it's not because of any flaming that has gone on but the fact that they don't feel they can back up what they believe. I've seen that happen in person and on many theological sites.
      Often people stop posting in a thread when it becomes apparent that their interlocutors are no longer responding to the argument at hand. Or when prayer is deemed more effective and fruitful than further discussion. So I cannot agree with you that "When people get offended by theological discussion it's not because of any flaming that has gone on but the fact that they don't feel they can back up what they believe." Such may be the case in a few cases but I regard it as unlikely to be true in many.
      Pope Gregory I was well known for his alms to the poor, and he gave quite generously of the riches donated to the Church by the wealthy people of Rome. Everything from money to land was given to the poor in some fashion. He made clear to his subordinates that their duty was to relieve the distress faced by the poor.

      He ordered his clergy to go out into the streets to find and care for the poor in person.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ~Jo~ View Post
      Has anyone else noticed to most of the women on the site are either not here or not posting am I missing something why this is happening... or am I just missing posts from then all... It looks like an all most male site now...
      Thanks for letting us know ~Jo~ how you are feeling. I've been in the same situation and it gets old after a while. I don't post a lot but I will keep this in mind and try to be supportive where possible.

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