__________________ "8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
That is ridiculous and morally offensive.
I don't think religious preaching should be allowed here. I came here to talk bikes. There are plenty of religious forums for people who feel they must spread their superstitions.
Wicked, let's look at it this way. Romans is a top notch guy regardless of what he places in his signature or what he believes in. As for superstitions, I can tell you personally that I have experienced situations in which GOD was the ONLY logical explanation. There is no such thing as superstitions, good luck, karma, good fortune, alignment of the stars, coincidence, favorable random outcomes, Mayan calendars, etc. when it comes to the most malevolent things people can do and for some unexplained reason (even to themselves) they choose not to do the worst thing they could possibly imagine and do and change for the better.
Besides, I have seen worse in what people place in their signatures and if you don't want to read something or disagree with it then do so without trying to offend anyone yourself for the things you choose to believe in or not believe in. This is not a government forum; it is a public forum; basically then it was created for the people and by the people. Thus, there is no separation of church and state here. So please, just calm down, nobody has offended you except your own mind and ego and go salute your "HOLIDAY TREE" so you can feel better about it all and get back to us when you are ready to play nice.
Last but not least, Wicked, you used the key phrase "IF you choose to participate." Thus, IF you choose not to participate then you are also FREE to leave; no questions asked. Almost like a WORRY FREE GUARANTEE! It can't get any better than that for you! My opinion (as guaranteed to me by the U.S. Constitution and which I personally helped others to defend for all of our sake including you) is if it bothers you that much then you are free to leave and delete your membership. My other opinion is that you really need to mature and find peace within yourself to be as tolerant of others as you expect others to be of you.
Scott, you're right but sometimes people just say or do things to provoke a response from others. It is a lack of and need for attention. As Mr. T would say: I pity da foo!