Whenever somebody says "not to...", they are about to do that very thing.
Agreed, but that actually wasn't my intent.
This thread makes me want to cry and vomit. I've already done the first. The second should be any minute now.
Definitely some pretty embarrassing, nasty stuff in here.
I thought I did have a right to my opinion and I didn't have to run it by you. What is this, an FBI interrogation room? It's not correct until you think it is?
Of course you have that right, and I didn't mean to interrogate. When I asked you in the other thread, I was genuinely trying to get your feedback/opinion, but you got standoffish. This is a discussion board though, and I thought it appropriate to ask. Additionally, your personal opinions may not be in-line with the actual teachings of the Church. In that case, you are free to have them, but they are not correct and this should be pointed out to you (happens to me almost constantly).
Wow, do you have to hate the Jews to be on this board?
There's seemingly some present on here, but you also mistake any criticism of the nation-state Israel, arguments claiming Jews are Israel, etc. to be hate for Jews. Feel free to call out the actual hateful stuff, but your discernment on this is greatly lacking. There are many Jews around the world who are highly critical of Israel. There are many Jews who do not believe that the country of Israel has anything to do with Biblical Israel. Again, I'll write something of a disclaimer before I do it, but I don't intend this as an insult but as my perception: some of your views on these issues are not particularly nuanced. Please don't mistake the legitimate criticism for hatred.
At least you noticed that this thread was the place I lost my hope in my church. Thank you for reading something.
I'm sorry that this has happened, but I'm unsure of how to address this. You can write us all off as anti-Jew if you want, but I urge you not to jeopardize your path due to matters like this. There are difficult and divisive issues out there, and there are careless and insensitive people (especially on the internet). Perhaps these type of forums aren't best suited for you, but don't give up on the Church over difficult topics. You can't legitimately create a church that echoes all of your beliefs.
Prayers headed your way, whether you want them or not.