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I would really advise you to worry more about live stoning, live beheading, live burning, live drowning, live electrocution, etc. I really would suggest that this will make you look more credible.
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: proteus33
yep, and quite possibly made some terrorist group (possibly ISIS) a tad bit stronger by helping to create a demand for looted antiquities. so a much stronger ISIS can go on to another country and do the same danged thing and find more ancient artifacts to sell, of which hobby lobby just might be more than happy to buy....
got it!! laws and treaties just don't matter anymore, as long as there is good intentions behind the lawbreaking.
are you gonna sign the petition pleading for the gov't to not press charges on me at the end of the month when I rob the bank so I can pay my rent. after all, it's not like I am trying to fill my new museum with a bunch of rare artifacts, I am just trying to replace the money that was swiped from me to pay the taxes on a house we went bankrupt on years ago that I was counting on to help pay the rent.
originally posted by: windword
a reply to: stevieray
Evidence of the crimes. Not the tiles.
LOL! Desperate much?
The tiles ARE the evidence, together with the improper paperwork that they tried to pass off.
originally posted by: mclarenmp4
a reply to: dawnstar
OK so you don't buy the antiquities, what happens to them? Will ISIS accept and store them away until the Iraqi government can take them back? Doubtful.
Sell them onto a more unscrupulous buyer who cares little about international law and only wants it for his own private collection? Probable.
ISIS can't find a buyer, so they destroy them.
Either way, it's not good for the artifacts.
The best option was the one that the Hobby Lobby took and I still say well done to them.
We get it you've got morals, no need to batter our heads with the righteous indignation though.
Tiles are tiles.
But when the family tried to get the collections through U.S. Customs—having declared them, according to the Daily Beast, as “hand-crafted clay tiles” worth a collective $300—their actions triggered an F.B.I. inquiry.
According to Col. Matt Bogdanos, a single, four-inch cylinder seal from ancient Babylonia can sell for nearly $250,000 alone....
The tablets, which The Daily Beast reported are thousands of years old and inscribed with text used in ancient Assyria and Babylonia, were seized by Customs agents in Memphis, Tenn., in 2011, but were on their way into Green’s collection of the “rarest and most significant biblical texts and artifacts ever assembled” including “cuneiform tablets dating from the time of Abraham, Dead Sea Scroll fragments, biblical papyri and manuscripts, Torah scrolls, and rare printed Bibles.”
originally posted by: olaru12
What is it about..."if you take something that doesn't belong to you, it's called STEALING" you can't understand.
Would it be ok for me to take your belongings because I deem you unable to properly care for them.
Perhaps this is the reason I have a very hard time trusting anything a Christian says....holier than thou morality games are BS.
originally posted by: mclarenmp4
a reply to: olaru12
The Hobby Lobby didn't steal them, whoever robbed them from their original site are the thieves.
This is what happens with antiquities and has been happening since for millennia, usually it's the British Museum that acquire them and then the countries they were stolen from ask for them back and eventually they get repatriated.
The only way to get these historical artifacts are by dealing with thieves because generally it's thieves that have them, you know because they stole them in the 1st place. If some one like HL don't buy them, they end up in the black market and end up in some wealthy persons possession and not seen the light of day for quite a while.
OK so they've imported antiquities and by doing so they may well have broken the law, what's the sentence for the type of crime they are alleged to have committed?.
And why are people getting their panties in such a twist over this story? It's not as if the hobby lobby killed someone trying to get them.
So the hobby lobby are doing no wrong as Christians as long as they return them to their rightful owners once requested.
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.[/b[
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.