Introducing: Astra, not the most "common" Christian
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14-12-2015, 02:51 PM
RE: Introducing: Astra, not the most "common" Christian
Hallo en welkom op het forum Astra.

This is the deep end to the pool.

A question I would have is, How would you define a Christian?

Don't Live each day like it's your last. Live each day like you have 541 days after that one where every choice you make will have lasting implications to you and the world around you. ~ Tim Minchin
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14-12-2015, 03:05 PM
RE: Introducing: Astra, not the most "common" Christian
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14-12-2015, 03:32 PM
RE: Introducing: Astra, not the most "common" Christian
Welcome aboard. Grab yourself a hot chocolate and make yourself comfortable. Smile

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14-12-2015, 05:38 PM
RE: Introducing: Astra, not the most "common" Christian
Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate.

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15-12-2015, 07:56 AM
RE: Introducing: Astra, not the most "common" Christian
(14-12-2015 02:51 PM)Commonsensei Wrote:  Hallo en welkom op het forum Astra.

This is the deep end to the pool.

A question I would have is, How would you define a Christian?

Thanks for the Dutch XD I like English more tbh, but I appreciate the effort.

I can answer your question in a moment, but any other questions of either you or anyone else might be better over PM or a different thread... because Dom is right, we shouldn't discuss it in the Introductions forum.


I think my definition of Christian isn't that important, because one random persons definition doesn't make it a fact or anything like that. I think to define a word like "Christian" what matters most is what the majority of people think the definition is of it. As I was born and raised in Holland, a country with the majority of people being Atheist(or at least non-Christians) in the past (roughly) 30 years, the definition is more like the opposite of the definition of most country like for example USA. At least that is the feeling I get after I have seen and heard much about it no various media.
To state it simple: Here in Holland it is more often strange to be a Christian than to be an Atheist.(especially with people under 40 years old)

Anyway... In Holland most people think this when they hear some one is a "Christian": Person that believes in God, reads the bible often, prays every day and visits church every Sundays(multiple times). They often do not like the ideas of people thinking there is no God and are easily offended in conversations about it.
Most people also believe a "Christian" feels the need to convince non-Christians of their faith (as the bible tells them it's their mission to do so) and sometimes forcefully put their Christian beliefs and "laws of life" on others, even tho they might mean no harm.

If this is what people associate me with when I tell them "I am a Christian", then I rather don't want to tell them. Sometimes I tell them, but never at the first meeting and I will never go in dept of the subject unless they are really interested. But... I just don't fit in that simple square and I want them to take me as I am.

Okay! That's it... if you want to have more information/discussion: PM me Thumbsup I am very interested to hear more from any of you ^^

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15-12-2015, 04:26 PM
RE: Introducing: Astra, not the most "common" Christian
(15-12-2015 07:56 AM)Astra_moon Wrote:  
(14-12-2015 02:51 PM)Commonsensei Wrote:  Hallo en welkom op het forum Astra.

This is the deep end to the pool.

A question I would have is, How would you define a Christian?

Thanks for the Dutch XD I like English more tbh, but I appreciate the effort.

I can answer your question in a moment, but any other questions of either you or anyone else might be better over PM or a different thread... because Dom is right, we shouldn't discuss it in the Introductions forum.


I think my definition of Christian isn't that important, because one random persons definition doesn't make it a fact or anything like that. I think to define a word like "Christian" what matters most is what the majority of people think the definition is of it. As I was born and raised in Holland, a country with the majority of people being Atheist(or at least non-Christians) in the past (roughly) 30 years, the definition is more like the opposite of the definition of most country like for example USA. At least that is the feeling I get after I have seen and heard much about it no various media.
To state it simple: Here in Holland it is more often strange to be a Christian than to be an Atheist.(especially with people under 40 years old)

Anyway... In Holland most people think this when they hear some one is a "Christian": Person that believes in God, reads the bible often, prays every day and visits church every Sundays(multiple times). They often do not like the ideas of people thinking there is no God and are easily offended in conversations about it.
Most people also believe a "Christian" feels the need to convince non-Christians of their faith (as the bible tells them it's their mission to do so) and sometimes forcefully put their Christian beliefs and "laws of life" on others, even tho they might mean no harm.

If this is what people associate me with when I tell them "I am a Christian", then I rather don't want to tell them. Sometimes I tell them, but never at the first meeting and I will never go in dept of the subject unless they are really interested. But... I just don't fit in that simple square and I want them to take me as I am.

Okay! That's it... if you want to have more information/discussion: PM me Thumbsup I am very interested to hear more from any of you ^^

Ok. Whatever you feel more conformable doing. I'll start a knew thread with this question. I'd like to hear your input.

Don't Live each day like it's your last. Live each day like you have 541 days after that one where every choice you make will have lasting implications to you and the world around you. ~ Tim Minchin
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