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    Re: Ted Cruz Gets Boos From Christians by Praising Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Cruz expressed defending Israel and defending Christians in the Middle East go hand-in-hand. It is no coincidence that the "friends" of Israel in the world are nations where Christianity is the dominant faith among their citizens. In many of the Muslim countries it is common practice for Christians and Jews to live in fear of retaliation of their faith or economically be forced to live in poverty. The Coptic Christians in Egypt as just one minor example face it daily as do many other dominantly Muslim countries. Over the decades the Egyptians became more influenced by Muslim "organizations" like the Brotherhood and the intolerance of Christians and Jews grew. Today one would be hardpressed to still find a synagogue still open and we frequently hear of Christians being slaughtered. It isn't Jews killing Christians but Muslims. In Israel you find several dedications to Christians for their sacrifices made for the Jewish people. In Israel people are not slaughtered for their faith. All three major faiths are represented in that little country without fear of being beheaded, hung, burned alive, or stoned to death.

    Nothing you posted shows how Israel is Christians' greatest ally as Cruz contended. What has the state of Israel or the government of Israel done in deed or policy that benefits Christians in the Middle East or anywhere else?


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    Re: Ted Cruz Gets Boos From Christians by Praising Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    Nothing you posted shows how Israel is Christians' greatest ally as Cruz contended. What has the state of Israel or the government of Israel done in deed or policy that benefits Christians in the Middle East or anywhere else?
    I disagree, I just made the case showing Israel's respect for religious freedom for starters, a fundamental necessity for freedom/liberty something Muslim countries don't share.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Gets Boos From Christians by Praising Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    I find this a quite interesting turn of events, since evangelical Christians seem to form the backbone of the right wing base and as a backbone of the Tea Party (an even righter wing base, of which Cruz has previously been a darling). A beef with Israel seems quite out of character for them... in fact, nearly blasphemous.

    The event organizers brushed the booing off on "a few politically motivated opportunists" but that really doesn't jibe with Cruz walking out.
    I too am surprised to read this. Glad to hear it, but surprised. For this "lost my religion" guy, Israel has done more to harm this country than any other I can think of, most of it from the inside.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Gets Boos From Christians by Praising Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I'll repeat my question: name one popular Tea Partier that is not an evangelical nut.



    I don't. Tea Partiers only overlap with the twisted and perverted Republican-ified version of libertarianism. Regular libertarians don't have a whole lot in common and left-libertarians, such as myself, don't have much of anything in common.
    Then you're not really a libertarian and you're simply a liberal hiding behind what you see as a more acceptable label.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Gets Boos From Christians by Praising Israel

    Not all Arabs like Israel.
    So that's news now?
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    Re: Ted Cruz Gets Boos From Christians by Praising Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Huh ?

    How is that a " good trend " ??
    It's been a long time coming, but we can't jump into that here, the mods don't like it.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Ted Cruz Gets Boos From Christians by Praising Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It's been a long time coming, but we can't jump into that here, the mods don't like it.
    Such a brave anarchist you are. A rebel really.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Gets Boos From Christians by Praising Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Such a brave anarchist you are. A rebel really.
    Not really, just had my share of infractions for disappointing mods in such fashion.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Ted Cruz Gets Boos From Christians by Praising Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I'll repeat my question: name one popular Tea Partier that is not an evangelical nut.



    I don't. Tea Partiers only overlap with the twisted and perverted Republican-ified version of libertarianism. Regular libertarians don't have a whole lot in common and left-libertarians, such as myself, don't have much of anything in common.


    "Retard"?

    Very reasoned thinking there, and only grossly insulting. Never mind what the man stands for, he a "retard"....

    Nice.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Gets Boos From Christians by Praising Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    It's the fault of the speaker for making ill informed statements and focussing on a separate ethnic group to who the event is supposed to raise awareness for.

    He then proceeded to childishly shut down the crowds reaction by playing the anti Semite card.

    He was free to make his speech and I suspect he got exactly what he wanted out of it.


    So freedom of speech is a myth...you disagree with what someone has to say and it is completely permissible to shout them down and, as in an earlier post brand him a "retard"

    Thanks, but that's looking like Central America to me.....
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