Sunday Thought – Inaugural edition

I really don’t like tooting my own horn. No really.

My favorite activity is hanging out, listening, hopefully learning. Not saying much.

Those who know me are going, “D’uh!” And they may be surprised at my tweeting.

Anyway, I’m not one for saying, “Look at how fantastic I am.” I figure I’ll be me and let people figure it out. Writing this post makes me feel weird. But since I’m going to post some here, I thought I’d get it in the open.

So again, I don’t like tooting my own horn. But I think I have a fairly decent reputation in the blogosphere and now Twittersphere.

I think there’s a reason. I try to treat people fairly. I think that those on the other side want the best for this country just as I do; we just have different means of how to get there.

So that’s the way I treat people. I don’t have to call them Nazis or union thugs or any other ad hominem.

Because, for the most part, I believe they want the same thing I do. A great country and a great state.

I also post at Musings of a Thoughtful Conservative and tweet as deaninwaukesha.

Comments

  1. dean in stereo? what a pleasure even for one who like music in mono.

  2. the message seems to be that it is more important to be a Christian than some thing else. please respond. what religions are included and/or excluded in your definition of a Christian? what in your opinion are the non-Christian ideals ? are those serving our country in the military who are not Christians not equal as Americans ? can an athiest be a good person? jews are not christian. do you agee? what Christian demoninations are accepted and which are not in your definition of a Christian ?

  3. Thanks, Dick. As I didn’t mention Christian in my post, you must have read my profile somewhere.

    Being nice to someone doesn’t require any religion. Any one can be nice. As I mentioned, mine comes from thinking that even those opposed to me want what I want, which is not Christian, but American.

    Hope that answers your questions.

  4. Hey Dean!!! Imagine running into you here! @Dick – Wow! How’d ya get all that from his post?

  5. you did include links in your post

  6. Hi Chris!

    Dick. OK.

  7. no answer to my questions.

  8. As far as I can see, Dick, there’s no need to answer them. The topics were not part of the original discussion, and it feels a bit like you are race-baiting. (Sorry, but someone had to say it.)

  9. he said it and i asked for his response to a subject he propounded.we should all be responsible for our words

  10. Dick, in short, I am perfectly comfortable separating my Christian beliefs from what I espouse politically. Many Christians (and non-Christians) have a problem with that and in fact, insist that I can’t. I can’t help that.

    As quickly as I can, then the answers to your questions:

    what religions are included and/or excluded in your definition of a Christian? My definition of a Christian is one who believes that Jesus Christ is their Savior. Most of the Christian denominations that I know of teach this.

    what in your opinion are the non-Christian ideals? Not being a non-Christian, I can’t speak to this fully, but from my contact with atheists, many of the same ideals that I hold they hold; honesty, love of country, care for the less fortunate, etc.

    are those serving our country in the military who are not Christians not equal as Americans? Not at all, and I don’t limit it to military. Every American (including undocumented ones, in my opinion) are equally American.

    can an athiest be a good person? Well, I hope this is not meant to be insulting. Of course, atheists can be good people. I know many atheists who are good people.

    jews are not christian. do you agree? Yes.

    what Christian demoninations are accepted and which are not in your definition of a Christian ? As above, those denominations that historically accept what the Bible says is needed to be a Christian are Christians. It is not my place to decide that; that’s God’s business.

    I hope I haven’t exceeded some length requirement.

  11. thanx for your thoughtful answers.

  12. You’re welcome. I may expand on them in the coming weeks.