"I thouroughly disagree with the last statement as that would consider a premptive strike to be justified as long as people were not treated with respect. Unfortunately there are a lot of places where this is not the case and if military force was…"
"I agree, but at the same time if the populous has a pre-set set of ethical restrictions on what constitutes a valid reason to go to war then it helps to avoid acceptance of the story that is told by those in power. An informed and active populous…"
"I think that we need to keep in mind that on every side of every war there are people who have justified their actions. One thing that happens far too frequently is that observers look at the war and see cartoon caricatures of "good" and…"
Most of the original disciples and apostles followed this teaching very clearly. Paul spent much of his time in prison and was content whatever his circumstances. Out of the original disciples, I think only John the apostle died of…"
"Do you mean Christians today or the Gospel writers contemporaries would not have stood for it? Maybe both?
Christians in China are suffering in this way as we speak and still the Gospel is spreading.
Historically, Christians have changed the world…"
"If they had padded the truth, modern Christians wouldn't stand for it. Jesus' call for slaves to obey their masters was consistent with the rest of his message. In particular, this was consistent with the command to obey and submit to…"
"Some catholics are plain silly, of course. Lots of people are. And while I do agree that the Catholic church has had a history of trying to control and profit, it is both not relevant to the discussion and also not very relevant to today. The only…"
"Well, I was right in my assumption. I said you might just be tired of the issue and you are, so we can stop talking about it. It would help though if you wouldn't just toss out bombs like "Catholics are just plain silly" it is just so…"
"The Pope stuff is off topic but I got pulled in by trying to dispel this nonsense:
You, Ingrid, have only revealed some information, not all. Communism isn't as different from Christianity as you think. Jesus may have never told his followers…"