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Re: the description of the board RH

Posted by Simus on August 28, 2004, at 2:44:52

In reply to Re: the description of the board, posted by RH on August 26, 2004, at 23:14:07

> It is simply not true that Christians are persecuted in countries tht do not have a Christian basis. There are only a few countries where they are persecuted, and the reasons are somewhat different in each and are sometimes political.

You admit that Christians are indeed being persecuted, so you are not completely ignorant of world news. But now you need to go back and take a look at the dominant/national religion(s) of the countries where these Christians are being persecuted.

> Jesus never promised his followers a rose garden here on earth.

> For instance, if Jesus was posting here, I don't think he would raise political issues, because he clearly said, "Give unto Rome what is Rome's, give unto God what is God's".

You aren't a follower of Jesus by your own admission, you obviously don't know the Bible, and yet you really believe you know what Jesus would or wouldn't say? Actually, what He CLEARLY said was: Matthew 22:21 (kjv) "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's." The reason He said that is found in verse 15-21 "Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's"." Clearly, Jesus not only didn't hesitate to comment on political issues, He also wouldn't have fit in well on a "politically correct" message board.

> If I had a religion, which I don't, I would invite all to attack me with every word they had in their flimsy arsenals, because I would simply smile contentedly and say to myself, "I know I am right!". And in ignoring the slings and arrows of others, I would wonder then why they are firing on someone who does not care if they fire or not. Then, they would seem most ridiculous!

Ahhh, yes. So easy to say when the only weapons coming at you are only words... But would you be so bold to defend your faith if your life, the life of your family and friends, your home, etc. were at stake?




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