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Originally posted by DaveakaRNG
However, many Christians support war, send their children overseas to fight, and then repeatably say, "support our troops". Just what are the troops doing over there in Iraq and Afghanistan?
So give to prevent it. I'm not personally responsible for my neighbor's excess.
The vast majority of America claims to be Christian, yet we consume to excess while more than 25,000 people die every day of starvation.
What are you suggesting here? Many people love money. Christ Himself said the love of money is the root of all evil. Again, because people enjoy modern gladiatorial combat, it means they're not Christian? People are going to spend money where there is potential to make money. Many of those people who make money give a portion to various charities to help others in need. Christ never said to give everything away to the masses, but rather, whoever has much, much will be required.
We spend billions of dollars to promote, watch, and participate in one, four-hour long football season finale, while millions of people go without clean water.
Though I can't say I've intentionally done this myself, if someone has, so what? It is one issue, and there are many, many issues our representatives in government deal with. If an individual deems something else takes priority over a stance on abortion, what of it? The way the government is set up currently, there's not likely to be a change in abortion legislation for many, many years anyway.
Christian people claim to support life, yet vote for politicians who support abortion.
Meh, opinion as to the means of gain. If you feel badly about your wealth, believing you've stolen it, then follow scripture and work with your hands to create something to give back to society. Even if this is accurate, scripture still says sons are not responsible for the sins of their fathers.
Christians in America say we shouldn't steal, yet we have tremendous wealth through the wrongful acquisition of slave labor and foreign natural resources.
Yes, we should treat our bodies well, and some people smoke. That was something the Holy Spirit actually hit me with several years ago, and I quit. Scripture says the Holy Spirit will make your sins known to you, and about 6 years after becoming a Christian, He did as far as smoking goes. As to potential dangers from various consumables... Everything has some person advocating its danger. Everything from soy to water to beef to, apparently, perfume. When you figure out how to live in a vacuum free from the son, air, food, liquid, bacteria, etc., let folks know and this can be addressed.
The Bible states that our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit, yet we knowingly consume harmful toxins which lead to disease. We use harmful chemicals to make our selves look and smell better, without ever questioning the potential dangers to our "temples".
This is an ethical issue you're having that isn't explicitly addressed in scripture. If you feel this is sin, then do the research. If someone else doesn't, don't tell them they're not a Christian. Paul talked about people who cannot eat some foods are weaker in their faith that on who will eat anything. We all have imposed upon ourselves extra-Biblical rules to help us walk our lives. They're not wrong, but it is wrong to impose them on others who do not struggle in the same way.
Christian American people claim to believe in freedom and human rights, yet buy products they don't need without researching the working conditions of the people making them. We buy crap without considering the harm to our planet, children, and future generations.
Did Christ heal everybody? How is dying bad?
We let people die, despite the resources we have to keep them alive. And we know people die of starvation, sickness, and hypothermia, and know we could help, but we don't. One may call that inhumane, heartless, or barbaric, but certainly not Christ-like.
Originally posted by DaveakaRNG
Jesus says to love your neighbor as your self, and The Bible says thou shalt not murder. However, many Christians support war, send their children overseas to fight, and then repeatably say, "support our troops". Just what are the troops doing over there in Iraq and Afghanistan? One might argue that these soldiers are killing other people to defend the Homeland because terrorists attacked us on 9/11.