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This is not loving your neighbor as yourself. It is right to be ready, but it is also right to grieve for these, our fellow humans, who are in such dire straits, causing such suffering to those around them.
It was the LACK of attention to missing NON-whites that Cal was highlighting.
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Brian953 Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 4:11 PM
They aren't married at all. This is sheer pretending, with the state being involved.
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Faulty Ideas About Marriage

Brian953 Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 4:09 PM
First of all, you don't know what time of day this event took place. God does not need the kind of permission that a human would need, for the same actions. God has numbered our days since before one of them was. But when God pulls you out of this world, it is not murder, where if another human pushes you out the door, it is. We do not know whether God explained this to Mary or not — you find yourself trying to argue from the negative. But, in Luke 1:38, after Mary is told of this, she DOES giver her permission: "Mary said, 'Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.'" Mary loved God, and was clearly willing to follow God's instructions. In fact, Mary exulted over this. Starting in Luke 1:46, Mary says, "'My soul exalts the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave; For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed!'" You don't know the first thing about this, Will.
Not a legitimate comparison. It was common to put the rifle over the top of a barrier, and just spray the area with bullets, without putting your head over the edge to look. When fire came from a tree line, you (the whole platoon, or the whole fire team of 4, whatever) just peppered the tree line without any attempt to acquire a target. That all uses a LOT of bullets! Police behavior is nothing like this.
There is no people group as focused on that which distinguishes them, as American blacks. VERY narcissistic.
Not effective in a situation like this.
Man! You need to learn how to express yourself! Questions are followed by question marks: "Where is the justice?" What do you MEAN "What difference will it make THEN?" Difference in what way? If Brown had already tried to get the cops gun, and if Brown was rushing the cop, then Brown got what ANYONE can expect to get in that situation — and ther eis no place for contemplation of justice. Brown did the wrong thing(s), and the cop did the right thing. No need for some kind of "justice" to be created in the case. IF that is NOT the case (in which case your stipulation that the cop followed protocal would be inaccurate), then justice would be at least a manslaughter charge against the cop, and prison time. "Justice" of this sort does not bring the victim back. Crime always leaves destruction in its path, even after justice has been done. So, in that regard, it never will make a difference. But let's take the position that the cop did everything right, and Brown is as bad as anyone has alleged, to date. This cop's life is ruined by what Brown did. The cop AND HIS FAMILY are currently in hiding, fearing for their lives. This will never be put fully "behind them." Crime leaves devastation in its wake...
"What do these people want?" They want to destroy the current system, in the belief that something better will result. But the reality is that chaos like this does only harm. "What do these people want?" They have already determined that the cop was in the wrong. Indeed, had Brown managed to get the cop's gun, and had shot the cop dead, their reaction would have been "One down, more to go!" They want the police to be pulverized, yet, were that to happen, it would be a hollow victory, and they would want more destruction. These are classic barbarian, who want to destroy what ther eis, but have absolutely nothing to proffer as a replacement.
Regarding: "That’s why we have trials -- so we can find out what really happened in cases like this." No! It absolutely is NOT! What we have is investigations to find out what happened. Then, IF THE PROSECUTOR 1) thinks there is a legitimate case, and 2) thinks there is substantial enough evidence to remove reasonable doubt and the presumption of innocence, THEN we have a trial TO PROVE it. Trials are VERY expensive, and are not used to find out what happened.
"I m guessing" (as you introduce topics not covered), "reaching this conclusion" (which you use to guard against the possibility of something positive being said about Christians. Such displays of tolerance for others is really heart-warming. Thanks a million! (for nothing!)
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