The following communication was in response to a topic headed by Iqbal to do with Opions versus Coptic Orthodox Church and also Protestnat versus Coptic Orthodox Church.
Initially I'd posted this there for I thought it reated to this issue. However this was REMOVED, not because it is Protestant or conflicts with the Coptic Orthodox Church but it appears that its not relevant - a subjective area I guess.
Anyway, if you fail, try, try again:
"Over the past few weeks, I’ve been engaged in a number of discussions with various people on various topics – the common style is that I ask a question in search of knowledge, answers, views (call it what you like), with a response being one of a mixture of text and personal attacks.
I do not wish to go down this avenue but history shows that I have been called a “Protestant”, “Child”, “Kid”, “To Grow UP”, ………………..
So where are we today?
Personally I have no qualms with anyone including those that administer the web site. The reality is that I have gone through persecution myself and these labeling words are nothing that I have been subjected to in the past. Whilst some people may look at the negative side of things I always look at the positive – therefore I am glad to have been labeled a “Protestant” for this shows that even strangers such as you are think of me as a Christian – so how about those that know me really well?
I LOVE all including “Protestants”. Truly I have no problem with anyone from any faith.
Equally I would not JUDGE anyone is the manner I have had in this web site – and a classic example has also been displayed to “Totter” – I believe he has quit this site.
I would like to make it clear that I have no problem with the Coptic Orthodox Church. I am a Coptic through choice and not through inheritance – whilst my parents may happen to share the same faith, I am proud to announce that my faith is through my choosing and it is only a coincidence that it is the same as that of my parents.
I have decided to share the same fait as “Totter” and leave this site. My reasons as similar to his and whilst I do not wish to repeat what he said you may find his reasons (and mine now) under his postings.
Before I go I would like to clarify the situation and also a further reason for leaving.
I never wanted to know the Coptic Orthodox Church’s view on the questions I have asked. If I wanted their view I would have asked the Coptic Orthodox Church’s themselves – and none more so that my priest who has known 4 generations in my family. I doubt that I would have gone onto the internet and asked people whom I had never meet, have no idea of their background, age, motives etc…. for clarification on the Coptic Orthodox Church.
My complements to Iqbal for taking time out to research many topics and questions. However these answers have not been to the questions I have asked but to different ones. A typical example is asking the Judas questions that happened at a moment in time and I get an answer about the Coptic Orthodox Church that happened at a later moment in time. I have just revised this topic and I find that there is no answer to the question and yet we are here talking about this topic instead.
My admiration also goes to Safaa for supporting Iqbal on many occasions.
I would like people to know that I am leaving with no animosity but purely because I find that I am no longer getting the answers to my questions and instead I find myself having to justify my love for my fellow man including “Protestants” etc… I am also happy for the record to state that I am a Christian first and a Coptic Orthodox second.
Lastly, may I ask the system administrator for the following favours:
1) To not alter the contents of this posting. I believe that they do not infringe any of your rules although you may not share their contents.
2) That you forward my e-mail address to those that ask for it. I have no problem with answering, helping or whatever request people want.
I come in peace and I shall leave in peace."