There are many people I respect on here, so it seems very odd to me when they go so off base with critiques on their own writings.
In other words, are redistributing wealth, praying, and refraining from premarital relations and homosexuality to all be voluntary?
“Wouldn't these leftys scream bloody murder if the Govt forced them to pray, go to church, outlawed premarital relations and homosexuality?”
They sure would. Are you equating wealth redistribution with praying, church, and outlawing premarital relations and homosexuality?
I find it funny that the left would try to use religion, something they despise, to justify their actions. Shows desperation.
I have seen several of these idiots on TV trying to use of all things the Bible to justify their socialism, EVEN MICHAEL MOORE. WOW that takes guts.
I guess I'll quote Ithink here: "I will say what I want."
ITHINK, you are of course correct. Jesus taught us to follow his lead voluntarily not by force of law. Wouldn't these leftys scream bloody murder if the Govt forced them to pray, go to church, outlawed premarital relations and homosexuality.
Harry, does your arrogance force you to answer questions CLEARLY directed at someone else? If I wanted to hear from a fraud, I would have addressed YOU.
And again, Ithink, if “Jesus taught us to be volunterally charitable,” and we are responding to Jesus’ teaching, why should we be angry when the government also asks us to be charitable?
You write, “Jesus taught us to be volunterally charitable.”
If you look up the Greek word that the Bible translates as charity, or agape, you will find that charity means love and goodwill with no expectation of return.
You know Ithink you should think before you post.
You just revealed your motivations in your charitable "contributions".
I have known truthfully charitable people.
They ask for nothing in return and expect no thanks for what they do. They have no need for for their charity to be know either.
You on the other hand do it as an self appreciating act.
Why else would anyone bring up what they do for others as chip on their shoulder to brag about?
Jesus taught us to be volunterally charitable. I would be happy to compare my habits of giving with myths, kendalls, harrys , and big mouth oneills.
Socialism and obama loving Kendall, it is a VERY BIG deal when the president lies to the people. The topic is irrelevant.
It shows your character when you defend lies and socialism. I guess that is acceptable in the sleazy world of Maherhood and Chicago style obamahood. Thanks for exposing yourself.
You’re right in saying, “he did not say that it should be at the tip of the ROMAN SPEAR.”
Well, I never thought of it before, but maybe here’s the way I, as a Christian, should look at it:
Should we Christians object because the government tells us to do what Jesus said we should be doing?
BTW: I’m merely exploring lines of thought, as all freemen should, and not advocating Socialism.
You invite us to “DO show me in the bible an example of Socialism.”
Assuming that, by Socialism, you mean wealth redistribution plans, here are just a couple of passages to consider:
In Matt. 19:21, Jesus told the rich young ruler, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
Acts 4:34-35 describes how the early church governed its economy. “Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, and laid them at the apostles’ feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need.”
From these passages and others, one might assume that both Jesus and the early church favored wealth redistribution.
Love and compassion for our fellow man does not equate to SOCIALISM
DO show me in the bible an example of Socialism. Let us not forget that while Jesus did admonish us to take care of the least of our brethren, he did not say that it should be at the tip of the ROMAN SPEAR. HUGE DIFFERENCE
President of the United States, commander and chief and follower of Jesus Christ Barack Obama???????????? Just curious Kendall, what proof do you have of this statement>? He spent 20 years in Jeremiah Wrights church and apparently was not paying any attention at all. Do you base this on his own statements? If so, how are these proclamations any more trustworthy than IF YOU LIKE YOUR HEALTHCARE AND DOCTOR YOU CAN KEEP THEM>?
"Now we find out that his illegal uncle who was arrested for DUI awhile back was quite well known to obama."
Oh my gosh..that is the biggest breaking story ever in...well, no. This story isn't really important to anyone. Mandela passing away is a story. China launching a probe to the Moon is a story. The failings of Obamacare is a story.
This uncle thing is nothing.
Oh for the love baby jebus. I'sa aint desperate. LOL! And I'sa aint defending the Obama administration.
Its just that the GOP gives me so much crap to hurl back at them.
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They tell me that even the History Channel now features reality shows.
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