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Old 09-04-2013, 07:40   #1
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Is proselytizing the same as spamming?
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Naah... just another viewpoint on sailing/boating... like Gun's n Anchors... likely stir up as much angst... grist for the mill...
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I'd like to offer this book for yet another viewpoint:

When God Was an Atheist Sailor


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Is proselytizing the same as spamming?
SPAMming a blog entry with no content here on CF is just that, SPAM. I wonder if any other CF members have a blog or a new post?
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I was going to ask if it was the same as trolling, but I thought that might be unkind.
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Not sure I follow your comment but I'm glad to post the writings with a link.
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I like the whole notion of God when sailing, theres so many variants to choose from too. Then we have the plural Gods, they can be useful too, mind you I find the lack of sacrificial sheep or virgins an issue on the high seas, its clear that few of these God(s) ever went to sea, given the type of offerings required, I mean do any accept herring!!

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Old Boats, Old Lives
Posted on April 9, 2013 by christiansailing
As mentioned a few posts ago, Iíve been on the hunt for another boat. We had a 28.5 Irwin which we thoroughly enjoyed for several years until the recession forced me into some difficult choices. So, after countless hours of cleaning, repairing, refitting, etcÖ. I priced the boat and the first person to view put half down with the remainder to be tendered upon my delivery to his home. As bittersweet as that time was, I have sort of enjoyed being back in the market and have tromped around every marina from Key West to Charleston (not really but sure feels that way).

A couple of months ago I attended a boat show whereas Sailboats were totally absent but the owner of several area marinas was in attendance and happened to know of a potential freebie I might acquire. So with a handshake and a promise that I would follow-up, we parted ways and I began my online research about the Hunter 25.5. Approximately four weeks later I visited the marina and took a tour of the vessel. You can see by the pictures Iíve posted, itís going to be a sizeable project to just get her sailable. The unexplainable listing to starboard; the leaning mast; the mold. When I went below, well let me say it this way: If I could turn the entire hull inside-out; totally submerge it into a sea of bleach, then maybe, just maybe it might be salvageable.

So I walked back up the slip and slowly made my way to the Harbormasterís office. Truthfully, I was dreading the conversation as that boat was beyond rough. However, I will say Iíve seen worse and those who really dedicate themselves can make a diamond out of coal. To my surprise, the Harbormaster had left without saying goodbye which meant I would be able to ďthinkĒ about this situation with greater discernment. I carefully placed my business card inside the screen door with a note that I would await his call to discuss.

There are multiple scripture passages I could use to make a spiritual point but I donít think thatís the route I should go. Instead, I think itís important to remind myself that when G-d saw me, he probably saw (and still sees) the imperfections in my life. My sins grieve Him so much He sent His Son to redeem me, if Iím willing to accept. Itís similar to when Iím sailing and the wind begins, I have choices: 1. Do nothing. 2. Hoist the Sails but try to sail against the wind. 3. Deny the wind exists even though I see the results. 4. Acknowledge the wind and its result but never really engage or know the wind. 5. Hoist and adjust the sails to move me in a way that no other resource can or does.

What Iím trying to say is even though we as humans seem to only look at the ďbadĒ or ďinsurmountableĒ or the aggravation associated with cleaning someone elseís mess, G-d not only has the ability to look past what we are and see what we can be, He also has a Love we canít understand. Why? Well, Iím still not clear on why He would love us so much but He does and in my simple faith I choose to accept that along with other things I donít necessarily understand or can explain but do see the results of such. (Sort of like the wind, again: I canít see the wind; only the results).

So I close with this scripture: Romans 5:8 ďBut G-d demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.Ē
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And remember, folks, G-d is d-G spelled backwards.
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Yeah we get the point Dennis. You like to poke fun. But some might see it as another action that created yet another new cultural Internet word, Flaming.
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Just seems to me that blatant religious solicitations don't belong here, Tellie. And poking fun doesn't equate to flaming in my book.
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Paul,

Not sure I follow your comment but I'm glad to post the writings with a link.
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My point was that there are 1,000's of CF members who also have blogs. This place would be overrun with useless posts if the owners of those blogs posted a message here every time they did a post. If people want to follow your blog, great, let them go to the blog without posting contentless posts to CF.
And no, it is not helpful to copy your blog entries and put them here.
For me these comments apply to secular and non-secular blogs.
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Just seems to me that blatant religious solicitations don't belong here, Tellie. And poking fun doesn't equate to flaming in my book.

Dennis,
Are you kidding?? We're in the "Off-Topic" forum. Please define "blatant religious solicitations".
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This is just the Internet version of strangers knocking on your front door.

The only difference is we can't post a GO AWAY sign here.
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