OST is closed for business but its spirit survives on my blog.
I think part of what we experience here in this thread is a clash of cultures. Of christian subcultures. You are representing one christian subculture and others are representing another one.
It will be hard to reslove this, since you might not (I am just assuming) accept some people you talk to as being sound christians. On the other side; you might be perceived by others as a fundamentalist.
The gaps are wide.
We are touching here different areas; one of them being the authority of scripture and different interpretations of ‘inspired’. Perhaps it would be good to start a new thread on this. I also recommend to read what has been discussed on this topic in other threads on this site.
As it stands right now I would assume that this debate is not leading into a fruitful conversation. A willingness of trying to accept that there are different views and ‘cultures’ within christianity might be needed. A careful, thorough and slow debate about well defined areas of disagreement would be needed, so that it becomes clear where the other person exactly comes from.