Black Christians : GROUND RULES - For Christianity Group Study

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  1. kemetkind

    kemetkind Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ground Rules

    Our initial purpose is collective spiritual and educational enlightenment.

    We will undoubtedly engage in spirited discussion, but we will maintain that discussion with the highest regard and respect for each other.

    No belief system is beyond analysis here, and personal assaults of any form are not welcome.

    Should our momentum lead us towards it, we may embark on a secondary purpose of an anthology which syncretizes the work to take place here.

    With the above purpose in mind, we will make a practice of completing whatever prayer/meditation/libation required to ensure our minds and spirit are aligned prior to posting.

    From the collection of tremendous minds here, tremendous deeds can be accomplished.
     
  2. Destee

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    Brother Kemetkind ... i agree with all that you've said above.

    I'd like to add that our home, this community, has high standards in general, when it comes to our interacting in peaceful and respectful manners. In this particular forum, even more will be required of every participant. Consider it a classroom. Be respectful of each other. If you don't do this, you will not be allowed to particpate in this forum, and possibly in this community.

    Perhaps all Members that take part in this forum, should sign (post to this thread) indicating that they have read and agree to the Ground Rules? Word is Bond. Just a suggestion.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  3. Keita Kenyatta

    Keita Kenyatta going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    When I asked "what was to be considered as an assault' I was quite serious. Why?...because there are many who take their religion or religious beliefs as a very PERSONAL THING and at some point and at what point is a revelation or an alternative thought process regarding their belief considered as a "Personal assault?"

    Obviously everyone has a different thresh-hold level in terms of when and if they are personally being assaulted...so I was just curious regarding this question so as to have some clarification on it.
     
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    BlackTasTic question! :bowdown:

    Of course, as a "Communications Coach", I have some thoughts related to this, yet, I'm inclined to wait and hear from Brother KemetKind as he started this and I trust he has some ideals about what it means to him and his desired outcomes.

    I'm glad Mama Destee brought these threads back up and I KNOW they can become some pretty heated discussions which are likely to end in "debate".

    [QUOTEKemetKind]Our initial purpose is collective spiritual and educational enlightenment[/QUOTE]

    "enlightenment" becomes another key word for me here (and this goes for the other threee posts along these same lines).

    Awwwww...I'll go ahead and say...for M.E. "attacks" will usually stem from the WORDS we chose as We share the "revelations" we have received individually speaking. I think practicing or holding in the forefront of our minds the prinicples here
    Utilizing these "laws" as the discussions go forward may HELP RE~duce "attacks" and support "enlightenment".


    In addition, I would suggest using "I" statements vs. "You" when sharing.
    i.e "I have come to know_________________, vs. "You need to________________". "You" points the finger which is experienced as a direct confrontation. One can say "you" as in "In sounds like you are saying______, vs TELLING someone...."You" think_____".

    In the end, it's just about "context" and the words which follow the "you" statements which moves it from sharing information towards enlightenment as opposed to getting the person to "think like I think".
    Does this make any sense:?:


    :hearts2:
     
  5. kemetkind

    kemetkind Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    All perfectly legit suggestions sister True. By no means am I "leading" these discussions...I am a student in these matters, and a novice one at that.

    My goal was that we deal with each other in a spirit of building in hopes that we fully realize whatever potential our collective energy and scholarship can bring us.

    Looking forward to it:qqb011:
     
  6. truetothecause

    truetothecause Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    OK:qqb007: My reference to "leading" was simply a recognition of you as the person who started the thread.:number1:

    and that sounds again...like a BlacKTasTic goal for WE! :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
    Thanks for opening the dialogue and laying the foundation for successful BUILDING!:hearts4:

    :hearts2:
     
  7. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Understanding!

    Are we certain that Keita's questions have been answered to his satisfaction. They may not have been fully addressed! I would be curious as to hearing or seeing an illustration from Keita to test the waters, so to speak, concerning what he may submit to the discussion that could be construed as an affront!

     
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    Perhaps these rules should be reviewed by other non-Christian members before posting in the Christianity forum.
     
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    FORUM RULES REMINDER

    AMEN, Destee, AMEN!
     
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    I wanna hear more about that anthology...

    ~Peace
     
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