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As opposed to "All of the Above?" ;-) Seriously, it begs many questions, if you ask me, but I am done asking such questions. I like the idear, however, that you, at least, would engage the question, even on topix. The way this election season seems to be shaping up, geo-politically, I'm inclined to think it's just gonna boil down to a "to the victor goes the spoils" scenario, after the election, which I find kinda sad, kinda cool at the same time. Nice to talk to you again, though. Everything going good?
I've been working so not a lot of time for this and I was getting extremely bored with the whole, "I'm a true Christian so lets attach the Mormons" thingy. Logically...that whole thingy is a true oxymoron.
Let me explain my cryptic answer. You wrote:
If I may, this conversation seems to be "petering-out." Perhaps you people have reached your limit of enragement, I don't know, but it has definately gotten "slow" around here. SO I posit a question, if I may. Feel free to mull it over, or dis-regard it in it's entirety, I don't care, but I am curios as to what any consensus, if one could even be ascertained, might be.
I have gotten into, lately, several VERY heated discussions with people I do not like and actually view as wildly dangerous in their world-view, but my opinion has boiled down to this largely. The forced removal of various ethnic groups throughout history (American Indians at times, the Jews now in Israel, Native tribal bands of western Europe such as the Gauls or the Celts, and even the lowest-class Vedic people of pre-Hindu India) have led me to the assumption that God hates and despises any person or society that would reduce Him to the status of a simple real-estate or probate attorney who exists to define the geographical boundaries of "this people" or "that" who have "clear title" to this location or that. Am I wrong here? Is God simply a real-estate and probate attorney (and judge) who determines who lives here or there by some sort of Holy fiat and that is just the way it is (like the Muslims or Jews or Native Americans or Gypsies insist,) or is He vastly more than that as I have always assumed? Can anyone here tell me, or am I just too stupid to understand anyway?
Simply put...I think he's both.
He is both but there are qualifications and not in exactly the light, the context that you portrayed. In your context you describe the Prince of this World...Satan and his power that reigns in this world. He pits man against man in evil ways for power, fame and riches.
God on the other hand does give inheritances (lands) to those who serve him. There are chosen lands. We know this from the Bible. He also set rules on how to live peacefully with other. He declares his chosen people not to rule over others but with the charge, the responsibility to be a light to other people and to love and be your brother's keeper, regardless is they they believe the same as you. To live a higher law of love and to invite and include others. Abraham epitomized this charge, there are extra Biblical stories of his kindness to strangers and inviting them into his home and to live among his people. It is sad that those through history who fight as you described are fighting with their own brothers. They are the sands of the sea as promised to Abraham. When you study the Ten Tribes and their migrations it's easy to see how they have become the nations of the earth. I just ran across an article of the Mayan and the Cherokees and how they have the same DNA markers as the Hebrews and customs. I was googling about the Mayan ruins in Georgia that was on a recent TV program. Europe is full of evidence of connections to the Ten Tribes. But so are other lands.
A great subject worth exploring. Maybe it could help others to feel a sense of kinship and brotherly love for all.