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originally posted by: kaylaluv
originally posted by: nwtrucker
originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: nwtrucker
So we can drop the plane analogy because it is a poor one. Cool.
Ever heard of self-driving cars? They’re coming. I, for one, am very glad. I hope they are required everywhere for everyone — they will save millions of lives. We cannot trust people to drive cars, because they have proven themselves to be unworthy overall.
Refer to the post previous to yours.
I could say the same thing to someone who carries a gun for protection. Don’t trust people so you need to carry a gun? Talk about projection!
“A careful review of all the information available [shows] that, until the time of Marcus Aurelius [121-180 C.E.], no Christian became a soldier; and no soldier, after becoming a Christian, remained in military service.”—The Rise of Christianity.
“The behavior of the [early] Christians was very different from that of the Romans. . . . Since Christ had preached peace, they refused to become soldiers.”—Our World Through the Ages.edit on 24-2-2018 by whereislogic because: (no reason given)
Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. -Sir Winston Churchill.
originally posted by: GBP/JPY
a reply to: Xcalibur254no...no
naw guns stomp tyranny or any chance of tyranny
in scripture Jesus said if one has no sword....sell your coat and buy one.....but not to draw it
Jesus’ words at Luke 22:36, “Let the one having no sword sell his outer garment and buy one,” would not indicate that his disciples were about to enter into a hazardous life. Rather, he desired to have a sword available among his followers on that night in order to demonstrate clearly that, though they would come into circumstances that could easily provoke armed resistance, he did not intend to resort to the sword but would give himself up voluntarily in harmony with God’s will. Thus, when Peter did react and try to put up armed resistance, lopping off the ear of Malchus, Jesus ordered him: “Return your sword to its place, for all those who take the sword will perish by the sword.” (Mt 26:52; Joh 18:10, 11) Certainly, Peter’s sword and the other one at hand would have availed little against such a large group of armed men, and by trying to use them, they would undoubtedly have ‘perished by the sword.’ (Mt 26:47) More important, such attempted delivery of Jesus would have failed, being completely contrary to Jehovah God’s purpose. (Mt 26:53, 54) As it was, later that day Jesus could plainly state to Pilate: “If my kingdom were part of this world, my attendants would have fought that I should not be delivered up to the Jews. But, as it is, my kingdom is not from this source.”—Joh 18:36.
Relationship to Knowledge and Wisdom. Understanding must be based on knowledge, and it works with knowledge, though it is itself more than mere knowledge. The extent and worth of one’s understanding is measurably affected by the quantity and quality of one’s knowledge. Knowledge is acquaintance with facts, and the greatest and most fundamental facts relate to God, his existence, his invincible purpose, his ways. Understanding enables the person to relate the knowledge he acquires to God’s purpose and standards, and thereby he can assess or evaluate such knowledge. The “understanding heart is one that searches for knowledge”; it is not satisfied with a mere superficial view but seeks to get the full picture. (Pr 15:14) Knowledge must become ‘pleasant to one’s very soul’ if discernment is to safeguard one from perversion and deception.—Pr 2:10, 11; 18:15; see KNOWLEDGE.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
A gun is a device designed for only one purpose. I'd argue that being afraid of something that has the sole job of killing is hardly irrational. Thus, fear of guns is not a phobia.