Whose Christians?

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Re: Whose Christians?

Postby floppi » Jun 7th, 2018, 7:06 am

Glacier wrote:
floppi wrote:That was the British Mandate of Palestine from 1920 to 1948, no Israel, then the UN partitioned off Arab/Palestinian lands and gave them to create Israel. Now it's a gigantic mess with no end in sight.

Israel is a beautiful place No mess at all... unless letting Jews and Arabs living side by side in peace makes you queasy.


I doubt it's a peaceful coexistence but if it makes you feel better to say so by all means keep believing that.

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Re: Whose Christians?

Postby Glacier » Jun 7th, 2018, 7:58 am

Having disagreements is actually healthy. I mean, why else would you be here? What's no healthy is when people are banned, so like in Apartheid states where no blacks or jews or 3 legged lesbians are allowed.
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Re: Whose Christians?

Postby floppi » Jun 7th, 2018, 10:54 am

Glacier wrote:Having disagreements is actually healthy. I mean, why else would you be here? What's no healthy is when people are banned, so like in Apartheid states where no blacks or jews or 3 legged lesbians are allowed.


I'm finally glad you agree apartheid states are wrong but I don't see "arab" in your statement.

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Re: Whose Christians?

Postby Thinktank » Jun 7th, 2018, 10:56 am

Glacier wrote: What's no healthy is when people are banned, so like in Apartheid state....


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Banned - no healthy. Open Air prison - healthy.
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Re: Whose Christians?

Postby oldtrucker » Jun 7th, 2018, 9:13 pm

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Glacier wrote:The Cold War ended 30 years ago. Time to stop beating that drum, thinktank. This dude is 87 years old, and also like you is stuck the Cold War days where everything in the Bible was misconstrued to mean Russia. Gog and Magog are regions in Turkey, BTW.


Your last sentence hits the nail on the head. Too many North Americans and Europeans forget that the Bible is a Middle Eastern text.


AND...ever notice that where the sand starts and where the sand ends is where the war usually is. Right where the sand is. Sand...it drives people crazy. Look at Isreal-sand. All through the Middle East-sand. Those idiots would fight over it even if it was nuked at surface level, and radioactive.
Has there ever been peace for any decent length of time? No. Always a problem somewhere in the Middle East.
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Re: Whose Christians?

Postby floppi » Jun 8th, 2018, 7:33 am

I've noticed. Harsh environments begets harsh religions. The 3 main Abrahamic all sprang from that region and I believe a reflection of their culture; harsh, unyielding, fanatical and prone to violence.

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Re: Whose Christians?

Postby Glacier » Jun 8th, 2018, 8:32 am

floppi wrote:I've noticed. Harsh environments begets harsh religions. The 3 main Abrahamic all sprang from that region and I believe a reflection of their culture; harsh, unyielding, fanatical and prone to violence.

That would explain the harsh Eskimo religions and customs. Nothing more harsh than the high arctic. Of course, the harshest of all would be the tropics where you had cannibal tribes in Papua New Guinea killing and eating their friends and neighbors just for fun.
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Re: Whose Christians?

Postby floppi » Jun 8th, 2018, 11:21 am

Glacier wrote:
floppi wrote:I've noticed. Harsh environments begets harsh religions. The 3 main Abrahamic all sprang from that region and I believe a reflection of their culture; harsh, unyielding, fanatical and prone to violence.

That would explain the harsh Eskimo religions and customs. Nothing more harsh than the high arctic. Of course, the harshest of all would be the tropics where you had cannibal tribes in Papua New Guinea killing and eating their friends and neighbors just for fun.


Exactly!! ....and "Traditional stories, rituals, and taboos of the Inuit are often precautions against dangers posed by their harsh Arctic environment. Knud Rasmussen asked his guide and friend Aua, an angakkuq (spiritual healer), about Inuit religious beliefs among the Iglulingmiut (people of Igloolik) and was told: "We don't believe. We fear."
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