reply to post by 19DCW71
actually, I am a Christian. I just have respect for my G-d
sarcasm, not really, maybe a little, but, to get a point across.
you are the one who said where G-d put the people, so, G-d put Native Indians here, are you one? No? Then you are still offspring of an occupier
than raped and ravaged the land (and still does). Does that make me any different? Not really. I am Italian and German, so, my heritage has enough
black marks, but I was born here, and my family goes back pre-civil war ... who served for the North in the debacle. That still doesn't matter,
because of the horrible things the people before that did to the people who OWNED the land ... whether they had a flag or not, or used that word,
they were here, they used the resources respectfully, and lived their dreams.
My passionate ideals as a Christian is actually what I speak of. Peace, Harmony, Love. Though I do agree with your representation of U.S.A. being
similar to Rome
What you don't understand, is, you are the one who is stopping yourself from living in your Christian values ... and, by not upholding the
separation of church and state, and keeping freedom and equality for all, you are denying G-d's Word, since, he said to uphold your country's laws.
This means, you have the choice to be straight and believe in him ... the people around you have the choice to not do either.
Let me ask you this, do you think G-d wants people to falsely believe in him? Without choice? NO. He wants you to choose to walk with him. You
shouldn't force religion on your children, allow them to learn as much as they want, but trust in G-d to guide their spirit. Why do you think so
many people claim they are Christians, act it on sunday (a pagan worship day btw) and live in a cruel manner the other six days?
If you wish to say how G-d dishes punishment, then so be it. Are you G-d? Are you hearing his angels speaking to you to tell you to hate, maim,
kill? If so, you may want to express that so people know you are a prophet being communicated to by G-d through his angels. Otherwise, you have no
right to judge or persecute ... that is in G-d's hands ONLY.
I have turned the other cheek. I have never been in a fight. I have been punched in the face and laughed at them. You know what, laughing actually
made them quite embarrassed. I was punched in the stomach in front of the teach, the Principal and Vice Principal held the kid and gave me right to
punch him back ... I declined, for I am not a violent person by my nature. There are other instances as well, but, I have never been bruised or
broken by any acts of violence. Passiveness prevents escalation ... and most things escalate from primitive human emotions, that weak minded people
haven't learned how to control. I will defend someone I love, if they are being attacked, but, otherwise, violence is pointless, even in
retaliation. It never solves any problems.
If I believe in G-d's Word, I am a fool. Thanks, I would rather be G-d's fool than to pick and choose what I follow, as apparently you do. How can
you argue with someone who will throw out the things he doesn't agree with and quote the things that proves his point? That is quite a way to go
about things, isn't it? I tried to say, read as close to the original text as possible, read many translations and translate it on your own. You
will get the best understanding of it that way. If you are not a Jewish man, then, you must follow the New Covenant ... that is the agreement with
you, but, following the Old Covenant is still a respectful thing to do.
Instead of disregarding the tree that is bearing bad fruit, why not nurture it, support it, and help it to produce good fruit? Wouldn't our G-d want
you to at least TRY to save the tree instead of burn it to the ground or leave it to wither and die because you are too weak in your own strength to
help out the sick?
You assume I have a lot of friends, eh? No. I will not use that word lightly. I have one friend. I have a few family members. BUT, I don't give
up on others as I pass them by. I keep my nature good. That doesn't mean I let them in my house, but I show them respect equally, and treat them
humanely. I have put countless effort into other people at my choosing. I have tried to help people, regardless if they were willing to help
themselves. You know what, I am not in their lives, but, I can see the positive influence I had. I only let them take what I planned on sacrificing
in the first place. I know the intent of people, so I plan for it. That doesn't make the effect I had by staying kind and true any less
significant, in fact, it makes it more grand to them.
Oh, and I have also been through the ups and downs of relationships. I have been through things like your experiment with multiple results. I was
young once in heart and actions. But, just because you had a bad experience, doesn't mean you stop living and trying, nor do you stop being true to
yourself and your heart. If you change, that is your weakness. If you turn cold and emotionless, that is your loss. I will stay true to who I am
regardless if I get hurt or get praised, because, I love myself and my emotions. I love who G-d made me, and I will not change my spirits because
things don't happen the way I want them to ... I will continue to follow whatever path is laid before me and influence others the best I can by
staying true to my spirit, no matter the circumstances.
I am glad you understand that I am disappointed with my government and that is why the flag is like that and there. It is not the mark of the beast,
for it is not on or in my hand nor my forehead. I keep myself away from a lot of that societal corruption. I don't use banks, I don't use credit
cards. I have become more simple in my wants and desires. I don't watch tv. I will be as close to who I was as a child as possible. As pure,
innocent, and loving as I can. TV doesn't like that, that is why more than a quarter of the day is commercials, despite the fact you pay to watch
them. I have noticed, those who watch commercials, want more stuff, new stuff, fancy stuff ... those who don't are happy with what they have more
hehe, no, go to a Bible college if you want to be schooled, I am just trying to open you mind to the Love, not the negativity.