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RCP: In Cruel World, U.S. Remains Last Best Hope

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  • by Bill Dog (726542)

    If an Israeli soldier kills a rock-throwing Palestinian, or even worse, makes plans to build 1,600 apartments in east Jerusalem, the U.N., world opinion and the world media cover it as if it were the primary evil on earth. But the Congolese deaths are barely worth a mention.

    Israel is aligned with the same God that Christians recognize, so the Left opposes it. The murder of millions of people is easing the strain on Mother Earth, so they deem it overall a good thing. So it's not a "But..." w.r.t. to Leftism.

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      by mcgrew (92797) *

      Israel is aligned with the same God that Christians recognize

      Christians, Jews, and Muslims all worship the same God.

      The murder of millions of people is easing the strain on Mother Earth, so they deem it overall a good thing

      That's just flat out bullshit.

      • by Bakkster (1529253)

        Israel is aligned with the same God that Christians recognize

        Christians, Jews, and Muslims all worship the same God.

        It could be debated whether Muslims truly worship the same God of Abraham. Surely by name and descendancy, yes. However, by their teachings there is not the same level of similarity between Judaism and Christianity.

        In other words, is Allah the same as Jahweh, or was the name and history appropriated to what is, in essence, a different god? I would lean towards similar, but not the same.

        /hijack

        • by mcgrew (92797) *

          by their teachings there is not the same level of similarity between Judaism and Christianity.

          You could say the same, even more so, about Christianity and Judaism.

          Judaism: The penalty for sin is death
          Christianity: You are forgiven your sins

          Judaism: Stone an adulteress
          Christianity: Let he who is without sin cast the first stone

          Judism: You can't eat pork
          Muslim: You can't eat pork
          Christian: Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draugh

          • by DesScorp (410532)

            I've little to quibble with in your post, save this:

            "Christianity gave God's worshipers a new covenant; you are judged not on your sins, but on your good works."

            The New Testament is pretty explicit that you're not judged on your works, as works will get you nothing, nada, zip. All are judged to be inherent sinners in Christianity, and the only way out is
            the grace by faith in the belief of the messiahship of Jesus of Nazareth. "Faith without works is dead" simply means that once you see the light, good works

          • by Nikkos (544004)
            You have a narrow view of Christianity, more specifically you're referring to new-testament teachings. However both Catholic and Protestant constantly refer to old-testament quotes in sermons. As we're all aware there are there are numerous corollaries between the old-testament and both the Torah and the Koran. (Qu'ran?) Slavery, low status of women, violent deaths for sinners decreed by elders/priests, etc. It could be argued that Christianity has evolved while Islam has yet to have any real reformation/re
            • by mcgrew (92797) *

              You have a narrow view of Christianity

              Yes, I do. IMO what should matter to a Christian is what Christ taught, and nothing else.

              The writer seems to equate morals with only Christianity, which is hogwash.

              Agreed. Christians have no monopoly on morality. Even a devout athiest can be moral.

              Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, etc, all dictate very specific and peaceful ways of life

              The Thais are almost all devout Bhuddists, and their moral principles may be higher than mine; when I was there in 1974 in the USAF (a dec

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