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bluegospel 06-28-2011 10:58 AM

No holds barred?
 
Are we allowed even religion & politics here?

dugan 06-28-2011 11:00 AM

There have been many threads on religion and politics, and most of them were long-running.

MrCode 06-28-2011 11:04 AM

Discussions on religion and politics are allowed in /General, so long as they're polite and constructive (though admittedly this seems to be the most difficult part about it :rolleyes:).

bluegospel 06-28-2011 11:09 AM

In that case, I present the first article of "A Layman's Reflections:"

Satan operates in two realms of the human soul—personally and confederately. He gets at the human soul by prescribing his demons to whisper in human ears, from which if we’re not careful to discern, we are deceived to thinking the things he whispers are our own thoughts.

I said that Satan operates in the realm of the individual and in the realm of godless government. The method he uses—Machiavellian principle—originates many centuries prior to Machiavelli himself.

Satan’s kingdom is summarized in this—man against man. It’s origin is in Abel’s brother Cain, in his heart, which is where Satan first set up his throne. Man against man becomes league against league of nations. Nation against nation equates with Satan’s divided kingdom. And we know Jesus said, “A kingdom divided against itself will not stand.”

You see, Machiavellian principle says if the end justifies the means, do it, even compromise your values if you have to, eternal principle if you must. Intellectuals converse here, with regard to politics, but Machiavellian principle spills over to us all, even godly men and women.

Politics, which are based primarily & fundamentally on Machiavellian principle, are practiced by everyone—rich and poor, mighty and meek. One would scurry for power and control, and would step all over many to protect his own. Another would cower under ruthless oppression to preserve a false peace.

You see, Satan whispers in human ears when nations convene, and he whispers to you and me: “Survival of the fittest; it’s a dog-eat-dog world; get what you can for yours, while you can; it’s all a part of evolution.” Yet the Spirit of Christ says, ‘Come,’ and then he says, ‘Go into all the world.’”

dugan 06-28-2011 11:15 AM

Well, I understand how you chose your username now.

bluegospel 06-28-2011 11:19 AM

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Well, I understand how you chose your username now.
Maybe partly. Besides Christ, I love jazz & blues too.

baldy3105 06-28-2011 03:15 PM

An interesting conjecture. Please present your evidence.

bluegospel 06-28-2011 03:28 PM

Do you not at once, see, and live and breathe? If you need more evidence than that, consult Genesis 1 through Revelation 22, co-written by God and unique men, from many cultures, across history, with perfect consistency. Challenge me again and I'll not answer according to your wisdom, but the foolishness of Christ crucified, without any argument but simple reason, with one answer. And though you rebut, one answer and none after.

baldy3105 06-28-2011 04:08 PM

Nope, sorry, but I really have no idea what you are ranting on about. Are you taking something? Maybe lower the dosage and try again?

bluegospel 06-28-2011 04:48 PM

Code:

Please present your evidence.
You're asking me to argue.

That's not why I posted this. I've answered with evidence and offered to answer only once more if you rebut. And also, I've not treated you with disrespect, as you've treated me, with riducule--

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Are you taking something?
That's disrespect, which is supposed to be frowned on here.

dugan 06-28-2011 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by bluegospel (Post 4398412)
That's disrespect, which is supposed to be frowned on here.

Confirmed.

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When participating in the General forum it's imperative that you be respectful at all times. Failure to do so will result in your posting privileges in General being revoked.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/rules.html

bluegospel 06-28-2011 05:05 PM

Should I thank you Dugan?

cascade9 06-28-2011 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by bluegospel (Post 4398348)
Do you not at once, see, and live and breathe? If you need more evidence than that, consult Genesis 1 through Revelation 22, co-written by God and unique men, from many cultures, across history, with perfect consistency.

Interesting idea of 'consistency'.....

bluegospel 06-28-2011 07:27 PM

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Interesting idea of 'consistency'.....
Come again?

cascade9 06-28-2011 07:32 PM

I'm saying that the bible is not at all consistent, its got more than its share of contradictions.

I thought that was pretty obvious, really. ;)


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