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A Morally-Confused Marine

don1411 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 8:14 AM
Luke 22:36 " He said to them, "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one."
Ann352 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 9:57 AM
Don, Jesus was making comparison to Luke 9:3 when He sent them out the 1st time, they were told to take nothing with them & the people welcomed them into their homes & provided for them (the disciples) but now (during & after the crucifixion) they would have to provide for themselves, so take everything you will need with you. Swords were used as protection from wild animals, to cut off limbs of trees for fire & shelter, but also to protect against robbers. You will note that farther in Luke 22 vs 50 &51 He told Peter to put away the sword & He healed the guards severed ear.
mistermilo Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:43 AM
I bet sword control was the main issue for liberal people of that age. Sometimes when men were angered , they used a sword to hurt others. My - how dangerous especially the multi-bladed swords!
Ann352 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 11:15 AM
Only in a perfect world would we NOT need a sword. We are not there yet, keep your sword.

Last week, the Washington Post published an opinion piece by a Marine captain titled, "I Killed People in Afghanistan. Was I Right or Wrong?"

The column by Timothy Kudo, who is now a graduate student at New York University, is a fine example of the moral confusion leftism has wrought over the last half century. Captain Kudo's moral confusion may predate his graduate studies, but if so, it has surely been reinforced and strengthened at NYU.

The essence of Mr. Kudo's piece is that before he served in Afghanistan he was ethically unprepared for killing, that killing is...

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