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A very nice story, about humans helping each other.
Another way we have is by not getting involved in wars in the first place. The only government official who is authorized to order killing is the one who created us. His option. Rev 4:11. IF we all remembered that, there would be no more killing. My personal opinion is, that would be a good thing. I'm always surprised and saddened by those - especially the ones claiming to be Christians [John 13:34,35] - who disagree. What do you think, Bob? Good thing or bad thing?
Did I mention it's a very nice story?
We get involved with wars because of leaders with an agenda.
One leader wants to expand their territory or ideology and another leader does not want that.
The result.....conflict......sometimes at a physical level.
With the many different agendas around the world I don't see it stopping any time soon.
No wars. Good or bad?
Impracticable, till Jesus returns
Until we have one leader for the entire world.
One agenda that everyone follows.
Until then we will go on with wars and killing each other.
I see another member has jumped in with their version of man made fiction to say who will be that leader.
Now you can bring out your version of fiction and fight it out with the other member.
And just who would be your choice
for that one leader?...and why do you think that one leader could satisfy the entire population of the world in such a way that they'd not argue and fight about anything? Or, would that one leader need to be so powerful and oppressive that no one would dare to challenge them for their job? Frankly, I think your comment is an appropriate subject for a fiction novel. Start writing.
I don't have a choice.
As long as we have multiple leaders there will be differences of agenda.
The religious types all have their own choice.
I don't give a hoot if you think my post was inappropriate.
Religious types with their belief in some god, which they can't prove exist, are quick to trot out this god as the answer.
But isn't it better to have a leader
who is chosen by the people rather than one who rises to take over and rule over them? And the agendas aren't just those of the leadership but reflect the desires of the general populous...or at least they should be allowed to.
I could very well think that your obvious hatred or disgust for any mention of religious belief as part of a what guides a person in their life is a shame. Showing some tolerance for that would be nice change, IMO. BTW, I did not in any way say that your post was "inappropriate". I merely suggested what it was suitable for. I regret that my choice of words made you feel differently about what I said.
It would be better to have such a leader.
Or a group of leaders with agendas that are not so different that they feel the need to expand into some other leaders area.
I don't have a problem with most religious teachings.
Most make perfect sense.
When a religious type brings out their god as the answer to things I have to ask.....can you prove your god exist?......so far the only proof I have been offered are words on pieces of paper.
Yes I misread your post.....apology for that.
Steven didn't "trot out" his god.
He says a better governor would be 'chosen by the people'. Different philosophy.
Try to keep your annoyers straight.
My philosophy is at odds with some
as I don't invoke the name of "God" but use what I consider to be adequate substitutes depending on the persons who might be listening but don't believe as I do. I see no reason to risk putting up a wall between myself and a person whose own beliefs are unknown to me. The opportunity for additional conversation can end rather quickly when the wall goes up. BTW...the wall has nothing to do with the president's building project.
New Jerusalem Bible.
Luke 9:26. Jesus said "For whoever becomes ashamed of me and of my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he comes in his glory and that of the Father and of the holy angels."
Rom 1:16. Paul wrote "For I see no reason to be ashamed of the gospel; it is God's power for the salvation of everyone who has faith - Jews first, but Greeks as well." [IOW for all sorts of men.] Paul was appointed by Jesus to be 'apostle to the nations' - non-Jews.
The Grand Commission. Your Pope has been begging you folks to do just that. Complain to him, not me.
Steven did not trot out a god.....did I say that he did?
"Religious types with their belief in some god, which they can't prove exist, are quick to trot out this god as the answer."
From time to time Steven claims a god, usually when I quote his Bible to him. I.e., he's a "religious type". I merely hold him to it. If he's embarrassed by it, it's his problem, not yours or mine.
So, you believe in a single world leader?
So do Christians, but likely not the one you want.
I don't have a want
Either a single leader or a group of leaders who don't feel the need to go into some other leader's area.
Actually, you have more than one leader already
You have an external and an internal leader. You have choices to make for both but your external leader is the only one that's not entirely within your own control. It's still your choice of which leader to obey when the desires of both come into conflict with one another. It's been written somewhere that this results in a love/hate relationship at times.
I don't have such a thing.
I will consider it when someone can prove to me that any such thing exist.
For now I sit in the maybe camp.
Well...back to the topic of the OP then
So the lady posts a video of a kind gesture. Now nice. Let's hope that, if she was so impressed, she'll pick up the habit herself after posting this and that others who might be inspired do so as well. I'd hope that unpublished acts of this kind are more common than those which are made public.
I won't speak for other vets
I don't want people picking up my tab.
A simple thank you or maybe a handshake is nice.
I've had the thank you and handshake a number of times.
The first time it happened I was confused as I don't wear any advertisement of my service.
Then it occurred to me it's the purple heart plates I have on my car.
The only reason I have those plates is because the state gives them to me free.
I'm in the VA system for service-related.
Minor problem, not combat-related. Every time I deal with someone, phone or in person, they say "Thank you for your service." I always say, "You're welcome."
I've heard some vets don't like it because it's a rote saying, but that's their privilege. As was mentioned in the article, it was different in '75. Best way, coming soon to a planet near you, is no war, no vets, no disabilities.
If you took a bullet for Uncle Sam, that was your privilege; can't fault you for it. You getting good care? The VA medical is still a mess, they say.
Not sure about that.
When your in a combat zone stuff happens.
So far the only thing I use the VA for is primary care.
So far it's all been free so I can't gripe about the price.
I do have to travel a pretty good distance to get this free care which as I'm getting older is becoming a task.
Trying to navigate the VA benefits requires a guide.
I had a personal friend who worked in
It's been written that a man can't serve two masters.
If he tries, he'll just hate the one and love the other.
In that case, given the insecurity of today's leaders, won't both of them mistrust him in the end?
I'm always amazed at answers like yours, Bob.
Most folks would say, 'No-brainer. Wars are bad, peace is good.' Sad.
By "fiction", do you mean what your chosen government puts out, via facebook? Mine isn't fiction, as actual investigators have found. You and Toni haven't investigated, one of the things you have in common.
Certainly wars are bad
I was just pointing out that they won't stop until the world has a common agenda.
That could mean one leader for all or multiple leaders with agendas close enough together that there is no need to fight.
We got that. You reject it as fiction. That's OK, but we do have one.
BTW, thanks for the clear, definite answer.
Some haven't yet got the hang of it.
Over 8,000,000 of us, worldwide. We don't kill each other, although many of us did before we began studying our "fiction". That's quite a record, we think. Our motivation is our love for a 'made-up God', in whose image we believe we were made.
We won't sign up to kill you, either. That irritates James, who worships a god made in his image. Meanwhile, overseas, Yakov also is irritated ... Go figure.
March 31st near you, you can learn more. Free of charge. You won't even need a Bible, although well-meaning [but deluded] people will offer to share theirs. Just snarl at 'em.
"Please join us for the annual observance of the death of Jesus Christ. This year it will be held on Saturday, March 31."
Starts just before sunset.
You won't link to our site, so check your phone book. Not the Yellow Pages©, we rarely are found under Churches.
Hey! Edit this post works, here in the Library. The Mods didn't lie to me after all!!!
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We will sing songs, too. Just block your ears.
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