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    Re: U.S. soldiers encouraged to spread message of their Christian faith in Afghanista

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    How is it being forced (that word again) by the state? Because they are in the military this is somehow the state forcing the issue?

    I could understand if the troops were given legal orders to go out and convert people by what ever you consider "force" insulting, but this is not the case.

    As far as handing out Satanic bibles, so what? You say not interested and move on. No insult, no foul.
    I didn't know Satan wrote a bible.
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    Re: U.S. soldiers encouraged to spread message of their Christian faith in Afghanista

    Quote Originally Posted by Slippery Slope View Post
    Yeah, because it's worked out so well throughout history, you know that peaceful xian religion. Just ask Ireland!
    What does that have to do with what is happening NOW! Just curious.

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    Re: U.S. soldiers encouraged to spread message of their Christian faith in Afghanista

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    The willfully blind.

    I don't agree with what they are doing, but it should come as no surprise evangelicals are out doing what they feel they are called to do.
    I think this is more than just a few evangelicals "doing their thing". It's pushed, I've seen it. As an officer in the Marines I saw MANY officers push religion down the chain... "Get church attendance up" "get those men to pray before X"... I've seen plenty of it. As the OP outlined, the military has bibles printed in the local languages... That's proof enough of sanction.

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    Re: U.S. soldiers encouraged to spread message of their Christian faith in Afghanista

    Quote Originally Posted by DamnYankee View Post
    Leftist always come unhinged at the mere mention of Jesus.

    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!

    Wouldn't you think, probably not, but give it a try, that converting a few muslims to Christianity might just be a good thing?
    NO. Better to try and liberalize their religion like xianity has been. Liberalization tends to dampen the aggressive tendencies of the loons. Why do you think there is such a difference in attitude amonst the cons and libs right here on this forum?

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    Re: U.S. soldiers encouraged to spread message of their Christian faith in Afghanista

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    And so saying someone is wrong is now considered an insult? No wonder people aren't learning anything in school anymore.
    When right and wrong is purely opinionated yes, it is insulting and rude.

    I don't quite understand why it's so hard for you guys to get this. You are entitled to your views in life and religion and other people should be entitled to theirs.

    Put frankly, I don't know many people who don't at the very least get ANNOYED by Jahovas witnesses coming to their door.


    But like I said, when your book condemns others for their choice in religion, and you hand it to them knowing that they are not of the same creed.... come on. What does that suggest?
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    Re: U.S. soldiers encouraged to spread message of their Christian faith in Afghanista

    Quote Originally Posted by Slippery Slope View Post
    Yeah, because it's worked out so well throughout history, you know that peaceful xian religion. Just ask Ireland!
    How many times have we done this now? 10? 20?

    Just because some Christians did something doesn't mean they did it purely because they were Christians. Bigotry is bigotry and it is a part of human nature, not the religion.

    You do realize there are political elements to that whole Ireland thing, don't you?

    Nevermind...you probably don't and you most likely wouldn't acknowledge it if you did. That would be a little too inconvenient to your hard on for slamming Christians.


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    Re: U.S. soldiers encouraged to spread message of their Christian faith in Afghanista

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Christ on a cracker I did not say it was.
    Uummmm...

    I find it insulting when it is forced by the state and other ways on people. - winston53660

    We are still trying to find out what this "force" you mention is. Because the majority of religions (not including the lunatic fringe of Islam or any other) do not convert via the sword or any other forcefull means.
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    Re: U.S. soldiers encouraged to spread message of their Christian faith in Afghanista

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Christ on a cracker I did not say it was.
    Typical leftist. Avoid, then lie.

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    Re: U.S. soldiers encouraged to spread message of their Christian faith in Afghanista

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    It's a damn stupid idea. Religious tract in one hand and M-16 rifle in the other is not credible message for any religion.
    No religion is credible anymore, lets face it.

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    No.

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    Heres a wiki article directly addressing the lives/history/numbers of "Persian Jews"
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    I was talking about the part when you said "but they dont come out for some reason...", i know theres Iranian Jews.

    Since when is Jesus Christ an insult?
    Its percieved as an insult when an occupying army comes and tries to convert those in a predominantly muslim country to there religion, and preaching about it, as if they have come and invaded the region to change the religion of that country...the entire concept is percieved as an insult, not Jesus in paticular. Dont twist what he said.

    If the Afghanis did not want to hear the message, then why do they listen? After all, it is just a harmless little book they handed out.
    Its not the job of the military. Do not deny it, you couldnt possibly deny it. Is that the duty of the American military? No. So much for seperation of church and state in government institutions, right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Winston
    I don't find handing out a Bible anymore insulting than handing out Anton Levy's Satanic Bible insulting. I find it insulting when it is forced by the state and other ways on people.
    What winston is trying to say is, the military is "forcing" the religion onto the Afghans. Not literally force them physically, but try to shove the bible in there faces and get converting.
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    Re: U.S. soldiers encouraged to spread message of their Christian faith in Afghanista

    Quote Originally Posted by DamnYankee View Post
    Since when is Jesus Christ an insult?
    Since he was first used as an excuse to bludgeon someone into conversion?

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