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Gabriela8 Wrote: Mar 03, 2014 4:34 PM
It is ironic--now that I think of it.
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Gabriela8 Wrote: Mar 03, 2014 4:30 PM
No, the gay couple was wrong to try to force a Christian to act against their conscience.
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Gabriela8 Wrote: Mar 03, 2014 4:28 PM
It has everything to do with the free practice of one's religion. People should not be made to act against their consciences--that's why there are exceptions made in Obamacare for the Amish (who don't believe in insurance) and for conscientious objectors in time of war.
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Gabriela8 Wrote: Mar 03, 2014 4:27 PM
Oops, I meant to say the country is being "lead from behind."
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Gabriela8 Wrote: Mar 03, 2014 4:26 PM
The country is being "lead by behind." I guess Putin noticed.
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Gabriela8 Wrote: Mar 03, 2014 10:00 AM
TrollHunter, it won't work. The judges would see passed the scheme. We need a constitutional convention. If we don't get it, we will get the "God" correction, which is pretty painful (if history is any guide). You see, you can't confuse God by just shouting out a few slogan words like "equality" and tossing off a bit of name-calling (bigot and racist). God thinks straight, unlike much of of the country's "leadership" and "judges."
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Gabriela8 Wrote: Mar 03, 2014 9:48 AM
Joycey, you are right. A behavior is not a race; to claim otherwise is to deny the operation of free will and conscience. Reverend Rick Warren has made the following 2 points (which I am paraphrasing): 1. We have bought the lie that if one does not approve of another's choices and life style, one fears or hates that person. 2. We have bought the lie that if one loves another (in the sense of wishing the other well, as all Christians must), one must approve, endorse, perhaps even participate in (and pay for) that life style. We need a constitutional convention that puts term limits on judges and re-asserts the first amendment (which guarantees free practice of one's faith). Renegade judges are imposing gay marriage and forced participation in those gay marriages on the faithful. God will not bless our nation for this reason. We're probably headed for war (see Putin, who could be the match that lights the fuse). Why? There is a prayer in the Bible which says "Through His holy prophets He promised of old that He would save us from our enemies, from the hands of all who hate us." "(God) promised...the oath he swore to our father Abraham: to set us free from the hands of our enemies, free to worship him without fear, holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life." Luke 1:68-79 (exerpts)
Ross83, no one is judging you; only Christ will judge each of us. I think all men of good will get to heaven, but they all get there through Christ. (He said as much.) A lot of good people only learn about Christ in the after-life. Imagine being born in North Korea...zero chance of learning or following Christ during this life on earth. Imagine being born under Mao (and dying under Mao); zero chance. But we in the West have every chance to learn to know, love and serve God--and we aren't doing it.
Very good article, Mr. Youssef, you are correct. God will not bless a wayward nation, which is why the West is so mired in economic quagmire right now. We're probably headed for war.
Ah, I missed one, Joka, I can see: namely, "Would God approve of punishing people because of their beliefs?" I'd say yes He would. People who do not believe in God will probably be punished in the after life, depending on the circumstances--some people never have a chance to believe and will therefore not be punished (e.g., being born in North Korea or Bulgaria during the Cold War)--but hard-core atheist in the West who should have known better (some famous authors come to mind) probably get punished for their rejection of God. Do they go to hell? We don't know. Only God can judge, and He is a perfectly just judge. They probably go to Purgatory (at least), which is custom-made reform school.
There is such a thing as a just war (see Hitler and Pol Pot). I would not mind the eradication of the death penalty if "life without parole" could be made to stick (apparently in CA and other places, it cannot be made to stick). Also, prisoners should have to work for their keep, not depend on taxpayers for their keep. Any nation that allows itself to be invaded in the numbers we are "enjoying" is destined for destruction. There is such a thing as national sovereignty (including the Vatican's). God is offended when we harm ourselves (say, with drug addiction) for we are the temple of the Holy Spirit; the person on drugs could be helping another person (say, working in a soup kitchen) instead of using drugs. Did I cover everything for you Jokamura?
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