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Jesus was pretty arrogant if the gospel accounts have any credence!
I can only assess the gospels with human logic and emotion of course, but I'm thinking, if you are the son of God and you're trying to convince people of that, there is no way to be otherwise. Even if you made the proclamation with folded hands on bended knee, the very idea of someone saying they are the son of God would be deemed arrogant, whether it were true or not.
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That's nowhere near the disorder as I understand it, Nick, and I doubt that was what Zinga was alluding to. But we all have to make up our own mind
ACOT, you are correct - I was referring to rudeness ...
I do know a few bi-polar people, one in particular who is not able to take meds has never shown any signs of arrogance but difficulty coping ...
Christians also are on a journey, each traveling at his own speed which may vary from one encounter to the next. Some might acknowledge that a person who acts superior might actually be acting out a defense mechanism. Are you intimidating? (I suspect not)Why is it some Christians, usually of the more fundamentalist 'born again' dogma, seem to think they are better than non believers, and even other Christians of different doctrines? However their behaviour can leave a lot to be desired, and is often worse, than the 'heathen', and Christians of other doctrines they appear to despise!
Christians also are on a journey, each traveling at his own speed which may vary from one encounter to the next. Some might acknowledge that a person who acts superior might actually be acting out a defense mechanism. Are you intimidating? (I suspect not)
A good course of action might be to allow them their attitude while maintaining an aspect of being the adult in the room. Assisting their growth can enhance your own.
That shouldn't be a problem. That you participate on a forum designed as 'spiritual' shows you have some curiosity and/or are open to external input. That could be a growth stimulant, just depending on your own receptivity. That you don't pursue growth or feel a need for growth doesn't make you a bad person. Perhaps you are in a good balance. You could be a positive influence for others, assisting in their growth without even knowing.I don't appear to have a need for anything outside of myself. I am comfortable with the way I am, even if I am far from perfect.