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Larry Mr. T234 Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 8:37 AM
Nail on the head. Attributing all tragedy to "god's will" is ultimate simplicity and poor Christianity. It is, however, the sneaky drivil of islam with their fatalistic theology' 'if I can kill you, it must be Allah's will, else I could not kill, rob, steal, rape, burn, destroy you.' That foolish concept has crept it's way into Chrstian thought over the centuries and needs to be rejected, which was well spoken in the post.
katepatate Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 5:54 PM
I have always hated to hear someone say something was God's will when they don't have a clue what God's will really is. God's will was certainly not being done that morning in Newtown. It was pure evil and God is not evil.
Troy103 Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 10:59 AM
Nowadays, everyone wants to be politically correct. People don't want to tell anybody else that they are wrong, or that it's immoral to act in certain ways. The incredible irony is that in a society (ours) where everyone is free to act however they want, the government is forced to intrude more and more into civil liberties in order to restrict unwanted behaviors. People without moral restraint have to be controlled by other means. Unfortunately, you can see this process taking place right before our eyes in our country. Some people seem to think that being free means being liberal in the way you think, but that's not true. We have to control the way we think.
katepatate Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 5:56 PM
Being free comes with incredible responsibilities which most people don't want to take.

WASHINGTON -- This is a Christmas season shadowed by sorrow. We know, of course, that human beings, even small ones, sometimes die in horrible, unfair ways. But all the horror and unfairness seemed to arrive at once in Newtown, where some parents wake on Christmas Day, if they slept at all, to mourn their absent children.

These events brought to mind a sermon by William Sloane Coffin, delivered 10 days after his son Alex was killed in a car accident. "When parents die," he said, "they take with them a large portion of the past. But when children die,...

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