I was not aware of the US meaning exclusively that 'chosen' = Jewish - I even said that we are separated by a common language. So I couldnt have made it clear that I was not using your cultural meaning in my first post, if I wasnt aware of it.
You seem to be intentionally misinterpreting my meaning. I didn't say that you are arrogant, but that the view that my way is the right and only way, seems arrogant to me. And I didn't specify any groups that believe that, I was talking of a mindset. In my view, it is a mindset that leads to many of the worlds problems.
Just think. If everyone believed that there is one God/Good/higher power/right and just way to live. But that no one way of reaching that higher ground was right or superior, or of more worth than another. And that every human being on the planet was of equal value and should be treated as such.
Then would the world problems (man made) still exist? Methinks not.
That was my point. And any God that I would want to recognise, would think the same.
As for arrogance, my personal view is that to think that you have the answers, as a mere mortal, and that others have got it wrong, is arrogant. I don't presume to think that just because Christianity makes some spiritual sense to me, that I am right. Just that it is personally what makes me tick - it makes God accessible to me. But it won't work for others, which is fine. Their way is equally as valid, if it works for them on their journey to find God. For me to presume that people have to 'become' one of my group (either Christian, or of my denomination) in order to be right, would be, in my opinion, arrogant.
Anyway, I tried to clarify and I tried to make peace, but it doesnt seem to have worked. I'm sorry that you are taking offense at what I am trying to express.
I'd like to have a respectful discussion and it's a shame that you choose to use sarcasm. I'm not attacking anyone, and I am trying to not offend, but to clarify my original point.
I did not call anyone arrogant, I said that a mindset seems arrogant to me. There is a difference, isn't there?