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    Re: Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

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    So you know your entire position on this is stupid. Got it. If you weren't so afraid of your own position, you'd post what you liberal friend said. But you didn't. Because you know how stupid the position is.

    Thanks for proving what I already figured.
    Yep, "I'm stupid"... And surely you have no idea what I just said to you is confirmed by this post of yours. Could I make my argument better? Possibly. But, ultimately I think not as evidenced by the fact that all you have in retort is insult instead of actual rebuttal.

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    Re: Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Sure he did.

    Matt 15:17-20
    17 "Do you not understand that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is eliminated? 18 "But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man. 19 "For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders. 20 "These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man."


    If you aren't married and you have sex then you are fornicating. Jesus places that on the same level as many other egregious sins.

    We are called not to judge others in their sins, as we all sin, but we are not supposed to celebrate sin either. And Jesus separates "judgment" and "teaching". Saying that homosexuality is a sin is teaching, not casting judgment.

    Matt 5:17-19
    17 "Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. 18 "For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19 "Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.




    Nobody is twisting and wriggling. In comparison to todays debauched society Jesus' views would seem extreme.
    Not one single outright condemnation of homosexuality.
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    Re: Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Not one single outright condemnation of homosexuality.
    So I will ask you again, do you think Jesus supported gay marriage? If so, why did he never talk about it?
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    Re: Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    So I will ask you again, do you think Jesus supported gay marriage? If so, why did he never talk about it?
    What a ridiculous question.

    Clearly, homosexuality existed back then. The Romans were in power and everyone knows about their toga parties and the "Behind the Green Door" lifestyle many Roman Republicans (wealthy elites) lived back then. It's all documented history. That said, gay marriage wasn't a thing in the days of Christ, but rampant fornication and adultery was.
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    Re: Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

    I personally recognise no authority in the bible, but for those who do, they have a leg to stand on.

    In the Epistle to the Romans 1:26-27 (English Majority Text Version, EMTV), Paul writes

    For this reason God gave them up to passions of dishonor; for even their females exchanged the natural use for that which is contrary to nature, and likewise also the males, having left the natural use of the female, were inflamed by their lust for one another, males with males, committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was fitting for their error.

    Never the less, this is a church matter, and not something American justices ought to be espousing.
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    Re: Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

    Man, this thread has gone way off track. I'd like to try and bring the topic back around to this issue of people/groups/organizations using their religious faith to do evil in the name of God and Christ or whatever religious deity they worship, specifically, the Crusades.

    I know the history of this Christian religious saga, but I think some people are either still confused over it or are in denial about what truly happened and how the Crusades came to be.

    First, I think people (Americans) really need to read the Federalist Papers, No. 3-5 specifically, to understand why not only it is so dangerous for "individual" rulers (Kings/monarchs) to be allowed to go unchecked, it's also equally dangers for men of such prominent power and influence either individually or collectively to go unchecked. For such men have the ability to sway the judgment of the people to wage unjust wars.

    With "justification" for war by a well-intended government defending the nation against aggression both foreign and domestic (w/the consent of a well-informed electorate), we have to truly look at the origins of the Crusades and see this event in history for what it was. To that, I found this video from the History Channel that summarizes what the Crusades were really about, who started them and why.

    Moment of truth: I can certainly understand why so many on the Right were upset about this alleged "comparison" to what ISIL is doing. There's certainly a fear that their ideology will spread and that their tyranny will become the norm if allowed to go unchecked. But if you truly understand how the Crusades began, then you understand that what took place then in the name of God and Christ is nearly identical to what ISIL is using as their justification for spreading their radical form of Islam.

    I've always taken the position, "Seek first to understand and then to be understood." To that, I think this article from Politicususa.com is very much on point when the author speaks of Christian "truth serum" from the religious Right. With that, I'll let folks read the aforementioned linked articles and draw their own conclusions as to whether or not our nation's leader was right in addressing this issue of atrocities committed in the name of one's religious faith no matter what the religion may be.
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    Re: Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Man, this thread has gone way off track. I'd like to try and bring the topic back around to this issue of people/groups/organizations using their religious faith to do evil in the name of God and Christ or whatever religious deity they worship, specifically, the Crusades.

    I know the history of this Christian religious saga, but I think some people are either still confused over it or are in denial about what truly happened and how the Crusades came to be.

    First, I think people (Americans) really need to read the Federalist Papers, No. 3-5 specifically, to understand why not only it is so dangerous for "individual" rulers (Kings/monarchs) to be allowed to go unchecked, it's also equally dangers for men of such prominent power and influence either individually or collectively to go unchecked. For such men have the ability to sway the judgment of the people to wage unjust wars.

    With "justification" for war by a well-intended government defending the nation against aggression both foreign and domestic (w/the consent of a well-informed electorate), we have to truly look at the origins of the Crusades and see this event in history for what it was. To that, I found this video from the History Channel that summarizes what the Crusades were really about, who started them and why.

    Moment of truth: I can certainly understand why so many on the Right were upset about this alleged "comparison" to what ISIL is doing. There's certainly a fear that their ideology will spread and that their tyranny will become the norm if allowed to go unchecked. But if you truly understand how the Crusades began, then you understand that what took place then in the name of God and Christ is nearly identical to what ISIL is using as their justification for spreading their radical form of Islam.

    I've always taken the position, "Seek first to understand and then to be understood." To that, I think this article from Politicususa.com is very much on point when the author speaks of Christian "truth serum" from the religious Right. With that, I'll let folks read the aforementioned linked articles and draw their own conclusions as to whether or not our nation's leader was right in addressing this issue of atrocities committed in the name of one's religious faith no matter what the religion may be.
    So you believe that Obama was correct to make the attacks from ISIS, Boko Horom, and Al Qaeda a religious war?

    What about atheists, agnostics, Jews, Hindus, and other religions? Are they involved in this as well or is it just between Muslims and Christians?

    In any case Obama was able to give the Islamists further justification for more attacks.

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    Re: Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    In any case Obama was able to give the Islamists further justification for more attacks.
    If you honestly believe this, then there's no helping you.

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    Re: Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    If you honestly believe this, then there's no helping you.
    Then why not try debating the point? The site is Debate Politicas which, I'm assuming, is why you're here.

    Why not give it a shot?

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    Re: Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Then why not try debating the point? The site is Debate Politicas which, I'm assuming, is why you're here.

    Why not give it a shot?
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