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#552811
Jun 29, 2013
 
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Except for a very small percentage, I've seen no logical reason to assume that sexual orientation is not a choice.
Not that it matters either way.
I don't see the big deal. So what if it's a choice.
have you had sex with a male?

then why do you think you should comment at all?

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Jun 29, 2013
 

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RiversideRedneck wrote:
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You're comparing different laws from different cultures in different regions at different times.
Lets compare the laws of China in 320 AD to the laws of England today, shall we?
your god's morality changes with culture?

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Jun 29, 2013
 
Chris Clearwater wrote:
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Part of being a Christian is that we serve others. On Aug 28, 2010, many people went to Washington D.C. in what was called "Restoring Honor" I should clarify that while some in this group are most likely Christian others are not. But its quite clear some in government have no problem targeting and using resources to intimidate.
Here is what I read...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restoring_Honor_...

I am not sure how you think this targeted Christians. This rally started (according to how I understood it) as a publicity/political event and then changed to a charity event. I didn't see where it was promoted as a religious event.

"On November 21, 2009, at The Villages, Florida, Beck announced a rally to be held on August 28, 2010, in Washington, D.C., at the Lincoln Memorial. Beck originally intended the rally as political, and planned to promote his next book, The Plan, in which he would outline a century-long plan to "save the country". Over the 2009 Christmas holidays, however, Beck claimed the event would be "non-political", and focus on raising awareness and funds for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation charity, because soliciting tax-exempt funds to pay for the rally through the charity restricts political activity. The charity receives funds collected above the amount needed to pay for the rally. Beck named his planned rally "Restoring Honor," saying its theme was "about honoring character" as well as honoring the sacrifices of U.S. Armed Services personnel."

Biggest opponents seem to have been from some leaders of the black community...

"Various civil rights leaders of the black community criticized Beck leading up to the event, under the auspice that picking the anniversary of King's speech was a "deliberate way to distort King's message."

Through this entire article...unless I am just misreading...I got no indication that it was opposed because of it being "Christian". Nor did I get any indication that it was a "Christian" event.

Maybe I am just not understanding your view point and how Christians are being targeted.

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Jun 29, 2013
 
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Oh, ok. I understand. Honestly, I've never them then in action, either. Just online.
You're right, it doesn't compare.
Christians don't go around spreading pedophelia around the country.....
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I do, but only once or twice a year. And every time I regret it.
But is never try to force anyone else to not go because I think it's awful ...snip
ok

but only because you are such a good christian

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Jun 29, 2013
 
trifecta1 wrote:
<quoted text>However Jesus did call Himself God.
No one can silence Christianity. They Romans tried it and the opposite happened, Christianity spread like wildfire.
The only thing a person can do that rejects Christianity, is simply not believe and go live they life. But Christianity will always exist. Christianity is growing.
christianity is declining in all countries with a decent education system.

I think there is a growing storm for that belief system.

even islam is doing better than christianity.
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#552817
Jun 29, 2013
 
karl44 wrote:
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christianity is declining in all countries with a decent education system.
I think there is a growing storm for that belief system.
even islam is doing better than christianity.
How do you reach that conclusion? Christianity is expanding in parts of Africa and the Orient at a very quick pace. Like other beliefs, Christianity displays ebb and flow.

Are you basing your opinion on polls and surveys?

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Jun 29, 2013
 
~snicker~

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Jun 29, 2013
 
AnnieJ wrote:
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Here is what I read...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restoring_Honor_...
I am not sure how you think this targeted Christians. This rally started (according to how I understood it) as a publicity/political event and then changed to a charity event. I didn't see where it was promoted as a religious event.
"On November 21, 2009, at The Villages, Florida, Beck announced a rally to be held on August 28, 2010, in Washington, D.C., at the Lincoln Memorial. Beck originally intended the rally as political, and planned to promote his next book, The Plan, in which he would outline a century-long plan to "save the country". Over the 2009 Christmas holidays, however, Beck claimed the event would be "non-political", and focus on raising awareness and funds for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation charity, because soliciting tax-exempt funds to pay for the rally through the charity restricts political activity. The charity receives funds collected above the amount needed to pay for the rally. Beck named his planned rally "Restoring Honor," saying its theme was "about honoring character" as well as honoring the sacrifices of U.S. Armed Services personnel."
Biggest opponents seem to have been from some leaders of the black community...
"Various civil rights leaders of the black community criticized Beck leading up to the event, under the auspice that picking the anniversary of King's speech was a "deliberate way to distort King's message."
Through this entire article...unless I am just misreading...I got no indication that it was opposed because of it being "Christian". Nor did I get any indication that it was a "Christian" event.
Maybe I am just not understanding your view point and how Christians are being targeted.
Of course the people that stand against it are not going to do so saying its because of issues of faith but it is imo. True, most of the leaders in the black community stand quite strongly against this. At least one, Alveda King, has stood with the people that went to Washington that day and has paid quite a price for it. Like on my first date at a Messianic service where the son had been disowned by the rest of his family some things you just don't do if you want peace. Thankful this woman stands on the very words of Mlk so many years ago and nothing, no person, not even members of her own family keep her from standing for what is right. We will never agree on this because I see indications of it almost each day. Don't know if it happens in my lifetime but I bet the day comes when the government here, like other parts of the world will tell us what kind of religion is ok, what kind you will see no tolerance for.

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Jun 29, 2013
 
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How do you reach that conclusion? Christianity is expanding in parts of Africa and the Orient at a very quick pace. Like other beliefs, Christianity displays ebb and flow.
Are you basing your opinion on polls and surveys?
Here is an excerpt from a study conducted by the Univ. of Toronto...

"A century ago, 80 per cent of the world's Christians lived in Europe and North America; today, nearly 70 per cent live in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, making Christianity a predominantly non-Western religion.

A critical mass of scholars who are looking into the implications of this shift has made the University of Toronto a leading centre for the study of global Christianity.

Christianity today has more than 2.2 billion adherents worldwide. The majority are overwhelmingly poor, displaced from rural villages into overcrowded cities in search of work, and adhere strictly to the word of Scripture, which can command their loyalty far more than state or society."

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...the face of Christianity is changing...

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#552821
Jun 29, 2013
 
G_O_D wrote:

Because God told them it was moral.
You have read the bible, right ?
Yes, I have. And studied it. And learned from it.

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#552822
Jun 29, 2013
 
Lacez wrote:
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You never answered my question, your silence is answer enough.
Here, I'll ask you again to give you another chance:
Do you find that killing people for being disrespectful to their parents is moral?
I answered that already, Lacez. I said that I don't find it moral at all.

But morality isn't the debate here, even though you're desperately trying to change it.

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#552823
Jun 29, 2013
 
Chess Jurist wrote:
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You may need to re-read my post to understand what I *actually* wrote.
Don't worry.
Yours is a common failing among fundies.
"When you got something other than simple suspension of disbelieve and ignorance of your own scriptures, give me a shout."

I gotcha, atheist. I responded in kind.

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#552824
Jun 29, 2013
 
G_O_D wrote:
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You have a time machine ?
do you keep in the secret vaults of the Vatican or in your basement ?
A time machine isn't required to do historical research, my man.

Get a grip.

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#552825
Jun 29, 2013
 
Lacez wrote:
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Okay, so you're saying that even your god cannot define morality.
For it can't be moral one day and immoral the next.
Along with that, you are saying that had you been raised in that time, you would have your sons and/or daughters killed if they disrespected you?
Sorry, but that's not right, nor moral in any way.
I'm sure there are many here that would agree that no matter the time, it would be wrong to kill people just for being disrespectful.
You do realize that that also disobeys one of the ten commandments too, right?
There are no terms to that commandment, and so people are blatantly going against that "law."
That would be murder.
You're trying to define what is moral for all people of all time. You don't get to do that. You need to learn and understand that different people have their own feelings about what is - and is not - moral.

You don't understand.

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#552826
Jun 29, 2013
 
Lacez wrote:
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Yet you agree with it.
You believe it was right to execute them at that time because it was legal.
Where did I say I agree with it?!

Where? When?

All I've ever been saying about this is that it was legal, therefore not murder.

You keep trying to change the goalposts to make this a morality issue when it's not.

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Jun 29, 2013
 
Lacez wrote:
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Research?
The bible says to kill indiscriminate of any age.
Age of consent at the time does not matter in this discussion, because the bible does not refer to that age of consent, and therefore rules to kill children as well.
Show me in the bible where it makes a point of saying to kill the adults and not the children regarding the passage saying to kill those who disrespect their parents.
You might have a point then.
As a refresher for you:

Deuteronomy 21:18-21

"If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town. They shall say to the elders, "This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a profligate and a drunkard." Then all the men of his town shall stone him to death."

That sounds harsh to you and me, I know. But that was the law of the day, FOR THOSE PEOPLE, not for all.

It was the Capital punishment of the time and served the purpose of keeping the nation of Israel clean and free of criminal activities.

And by child it doesn't mean a literal child since the behavior mentioned is one of an adult child.

It DOES seem harsh especially considering that nowadays a simple spanking could mean the removal of a child from a home.

That was the government of the day and its Capital Punishment law.

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#552828
Jun 29, 2013
 
Lacez wrote:
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Remember, if someone else kills your children, but you hand them over, it isn't murder!
Dude....

Debating with you is pointless. All you know is your way and refuse to see it any other way.

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Jun 29, 2013
 
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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No he isn't. He's comparing your interpretation of ancient Hebrew laws to his own by showing us what the words actually say.
You wrote that "children could NOT be executed" and that it was wrong to assume that a son "means a minor." He disagreed and posted scripture that contradicted your position. How is that "comparing different laws from different cultures in different regions at different times"?
Is it so difficult to agree that your god would execute children?
We were discussing one set of verses from Deuteronomy and he brought up verses from three other books to "compare" them.

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It aint necessarily so wrote:
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What information is available only on a Christian apologetics web site?
Christian apologists aren't bound to the same ethics of scholarship that secularists are. They don't even define truth the way we do.
So why would I accept anything at all found only on a Christian website?
I don't get information about Christian websites for the same reason that I didn't learn medicine from homeopathic web sites. Philosophy, methods, results, and reputation all matter.
HA HA HA !!!!

I said "atheist websites", dude. Not secular websites.

You think that a site like evilbible.com is based on fact and research?! If so, you're clueless.

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#552831
Jun 29, 2013
 
karl44 wrote:

have you had sex with a male?
I've asked you repeatedly to stop hitting on me.

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