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    Re: Does "God" Actually "Bless America"???

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    Yeah and DF keeps suckering me in...
    YOU LOVE ME!!!!

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    Re: Does "God" Actually "Bless America"???

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    YOU LOVE ME!!!!
    In a crazy sort of way...maybe...
    "...get a firm hold on the everlasting life...get a firm hold on the real life." 1 Timothy 6:12,19

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    Re: Does "God" Actually "Bless America"???

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    How many bibles are there?
    How many christian denominations are there?
    How many slightly non-christian denominations are there that use the bible?

    I've heard so many insane justifications for behavior that "comes straight from the bible" that it makes my head spin.

    Another poster here stated something highly prolific. This is a paraphrase of her comment.

    "There's no sense listening to what christians have to say until all christians can agree on what should be said."

    So yeah, I'll stand by the idea that just about anyone who uses the bible can use it to justify almost anything they want.
    Because I've seen it happen quite often.

    Look what the Jehovah's Witnesses do compared to many other Christian denominations.

    I think you'll be happier in general when you get to being ok with folks believing differently than you. The only time I get bent out of shape when I'm discussing the differences between faiths (either theological, denominational, or even between like minded folks sitting side by side on Sunday morning) is when someone attempts to tell me mine is isn't valid. Everyone is going to have their own take, and likely 0% will be 100% correct.

    So what if people think America is blessed? How does it impact you personally? It shouldn't...but if it does, deal with the consequences of that: "Religion has impacted my life because ________, which isn't right because I'm not religious". I'd be right there with you....beyond that, though, I'm not sure what you expect, and I'm less sure of what right you have to expect anything. At some point you get all the explanations you're gonna get, and it's time to move on with life. Banging your head against the wall isn't likely to get a different answer.
    Life's too short...

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    Re: Does "God" Actually "Bless America"???

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
    But yet DF claims we are very much alike...go figure...
    lmao...you guys are exactly alike, tbh...in my humble opinion, of course. You're just coming at it from different points of view.
    Life's too short...

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    Re: Does "God" Actually "Bless America"???

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Does "god" play favorites with countries? Is America "god's" darling?

    Is it a popularity contest or something?

    Does "America" include Canada, Mexico, all of South America and Central America too?
    Is Peru on the same level of "blessed" as say Kentucky?

    Does "god" not bless Australia, Denmark, or Japan?

    I mean, considering absolutely NONE of the biblical anything ever takes place in the USofA I have to wonder why so many in the USofA seem to think
    "god" truly has a special place in his/her/it's "heart" for America?

    How do we know that "god" truly likes America more than Iran? Or more than Greenland? Or more than China?

    Is there anything biblical that suggests the USofA is somehow "god's chosen land"?
    Or that citizens of the USofA are now "god's favorite people"?

    If the biblical "god" is a real thing, wouldn't that "god" be getting rather frustrated and kinda pissed off at the USofA?
    Whatever God is, it certainly isn't something that involves itself in the trivial tribal matters of culture-bearing primates on this particular planet in this particular remote star system.


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    Re: Does "God" Actually "Bless America"???

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
    Are you gonna take some imbecile's word for it or the Bible's/God's...
    America is not mentioned by the bible, so I take it that we can't be his favorite.
    “personal attorney” to Individual-1, who at that point had become the President of the United States
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    I don't know who [Individual-1] is and neither do you.

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    Re: Does "God" Actually "Bless America"???

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Is America "god's" darling?



    Does "god" not bless Australia, Denmark, or Japan?







    1. Of course, "God" does NOT bless the United States of America.

    a. Look at all the horrible violent crime every day.
    b. Look at the terrible ethnic unpleasantness.
    c. Look at the destruction of the middle class.

    etc., etc., etc.


    2. At present, at least, "God" DOES bless Japan.


    a. Look at the absence of violent crime.
    b. Look at the absence of graffiti on buildings, trains, etc.
    c. Look at the cleanliness of the country.


    BUT Japan will lose "God" 's blessing if it ever relaxes its strict policy as to who may come and settle there.

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    Re: Does "God" Actually "Bless America"???

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    BUT Japan will lose "God" 's blessing if it ever relaxes its strict policy as to who may come and settle there.
    WHAT???


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    Re: Does "God" Actually "Bless America"???

    Quote Originally Posted by OlNate View Post
    I think you'll be happier in general when you get to being ok with folks believing differently than you.
    Why do you keep insisting I have a problem with people thinking differently????

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    Re: Does "God" Actually "Bless America"???

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
    In a crazy sort of way...maybe...
    It's great training for when you head out into field service.

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