Alas, I've lost who posted this thread, but it is an interesting facet of Free Republic I don't often post about.
WND, reaching for crazy heights even they rarely manage to hit, with an article that begins "From behind a smoking sniper rifle high atop his ivory tower peers the secular-”progressive.” He surveys his many victims, strewn across the American landscape below and mockingly sneers, “War on Christianity? What war on Christianity?”" It then advocates nonviolent civil disobedience. Meh.
But Freepers feel the tone more than the message, and fall into a discussion of whether Jesus is cool with massacring liberals.
DavidLSpud argues killing 'in defense of the Constitution' is legit.
A True Child of God doesn’t kill.Fred Hayek is really ceding the 'unlike the Koran, the New Testament is nonviolent' high ground.
Was King David a “true child of God”?
Is there a difference between kill and murder?
Is service to the U.S. Constitution murder, killing,
or defending a moral contract?
I would have to look it up, but there is a point in scripture about bending pruning rods into spears. Also something about selling ones cloak for a sword. So this stuff about Christians supposed to be milquetoast is a lot of rot.Fiji Hill knows Christian massacres are okay - if you're killing Muslims.
A true child of Christ doesn’t kill.MacNaughton is really sick of people Alinskying Jesus's words.
I disagree. If Christian military heroes such as the Frankish warrior Charles Martel and the Roman emperors Constantine IV and Leo III had turned the other cheek in the face of the Muslim hordes, we would be praying to Mecca five times a day and our world would be little different from that of the eighth century.
Modern Christians have finally become the "eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven" that they were commanded to be. Why pick up a gun and fight for your freedom when to wage violence is to endanger your immortal soul? Why not content yourself to being a poor little abused slave to the marxists in this world and then collect your reward in the next life? Thats how we got to where we are today. The disordered left has free reign to do whatever it wants, and the "opposition" has its hands tied behind its back by its "values" perpetually wringing those hands worrying if they are being charitable enough.GeronL is not optimistic, except about how long America will last.
Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, 1971
RULE 4 - Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules no more than the Christian Church can live up to Christianity.
Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:4–21 – The Ten Commandments
Leviticus 19:34 (NIV, © 2011) 34 The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.
Matthew 5:38–5:42 – “turn the other cheek”
Matthew 7:3-5 – “speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye/ plank in your own eye”
Matthew 7:12, and Luke 6:31 – The Golden Rule
Matthew 22:34-40 – “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Luke 6:27–31 – “love your enemies”
Luke 6:37 - “Do not judge, and you will not be judged”
James 2:10 - 10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.
I don’t see any real revolt coming. We might spend 100 years in the wilderness waiting for this Soviet to collapseHis despair doesn't stop GeronL from advocating mass ideological murder, though!
taking out every socialist in America would be self-defenselaplata seconds the mass murder sentiment.
taking out every socialist in America would be self-defenseFoundahardheadedwoman explains that there is nothing more Christian than Old Testament Wild West vigilante justice.
Socialists/Progressives are enemies of our Prosperity, Security and Freedom, among other things.
‘So, to shoot a socialist is to “kill” and is not murder?’In the end, only one Freeper speaks out against the anti-liberal crusade. Luckily, rationalization and
In the Old Testament when someone killed someone the elders came to him and he would explain why if it was thought justified he was free to go his way. Murder is different and is viewed in the Ten Commandments as being so. It says “Thou shalt not murder, not thou shalt not kill.
Old story when a killing took place in Texas the Rangers first question was, “Did he deserve killing?”