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Old 05-16-2015, 11:42 PM
 
Location: State of Grace
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Then why are 99% of prisoners in the U.S. christians?
If that were true, heartfocus, they wouldn't be imprisoned.

I'm sure that there are imprisoned Christians who broke the law of the land for whatever reason (Christians are imperfect humans too), but to claim that 99% of prisoners are Christians is absurd. I know that a great many prisoners claim to be Christian, but Christ told His followers to obey the laws of the land, so any Christians who are imprisoned (those unjustly accused notwithstanding) must not have been active/committed Christians, as active/committed Christians would only have broken a law of the land if *not* breaking said law meant breaking God's Law(s) instead. (Check out Romans 13 in any Bible.)

Most Christians today are nominal Christians in that they are not active in their faith, have no idea what the Bible says, and do not have a personal relationship with God through Christ.

Too, I read recently that circa 7% of the U.S. prison population is Muslim today, and that figure is growing. If we discount the radicals, who think it's okay to murder and maim, one would be hard pressed to find a practicing Muslim who'll break the law. Like practicing Christians, Muslims take their faith seriously, and are dedicated to what they believe is the Will of God.

Regardless of the expression of one's faith, people do make mistakes sometimes - I know I certainly do - and if those mistakes break the law of the land then imprisonment is possible. However, to claim that 99% of prisoners today are Christians is rubbish, regardless of what the prisoners themselves may say. Sincere followers of Christ do their best *not* to break the laws of the land.


Mahrie.

 
Old 05-17-2015, 12:13 AM
 
Location: State of Grace
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What region? Here in the bible belt everyone seems to be a churchgoer, not that they practice what they preach all the time.



Isn't that more or less how it is now?



Which is why I gave up on church and Christianity a long time ago.

Church and Christianity are not synonymous; they never were. One can follow the teachings of Christ without setting foot in a church, although there *is* the command (to Christians)'Do not forsake the gathering of yourselves together.' Today, especially with the technological advances in communication, it isn't necessary to fellowship in 'brick and stone' buildings (although I'm not knocking that practice). Jesus tells us, "Wherever two or three are gathered together in My Name, there My Spirit shall be."

I think it's a shame that people give up on Jesus when they give up on Christendom, which has earned a bad rap over the past two thousand years, as predicted, but Jesus didn't ruin His Church - people did, so why let that ruin your *personal* relationship with Jesus?

There are many forums on the Net where people fellowship every day, and I think that's a valid form of communication, as it allows people of similar thought to fellowship with others worldwide, and not just with folks from their neighborhood.

When on tour, DH and I work with a different church every week, but we aren't card-carrying members of any of them.

Just some food for thought.

Shabbat shalom,


Mahrie.
 
Old 05-17-2015, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Southeast Michigan
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And still no response to my comments about veterans and how your generation and the politicians you have elected, sent them to war and now that they're coming home your generation has completely let them down and have all but abandoned them.

Must be because telling me I'm just being a whiny millennial when talking about the 22 veterans who commit suicide Daily would make you sound like a cold hearted ******* with no compassion.
You seem to be unable to make a distinction between a drafted citizen and someone who willingly signed himself up.

The veterans today are "let down" just as badly as the Vietnam vets were.

However, they can't say "I didn't want to fight". They signed up for it. Many signed up again and again.

So please, stop the BS.
 
Old 05-17-2015, 06:04 AM
 
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Shabbat shalom,


Mahrie.
Just curious with the Shabbat Shalom, are you Jewish or Christian?

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You seem to be unable to make a distinction between a drafted citizen and someone who willingly signed himself up.

The veterans today are "let down" just as badly as the Vietnam vets were.

However, they can't say "I didn't want to fight". They signed up for it. Many signed up again and again.

So please, stop the BS.
Just because they signed up doesn't negate what is happening to them now. And just because they're being treated just as badly as Vietnam vets doesn't make what's happening to them right. But this is obviously a losing battle on this site.
 
Old 05-17-2015, 09:06 AM
 
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Just curious with the Shabbat Shalom, are you Jewish or Christian?
Jewish by birth; Christian by choice, although I'm not quite sure whether it was my choice or God's, but am leaning heavily towards the latter.

It just happened to be Sabbath when I posted, and I often sign off with 'Shalom,' which simply means PEACE.


Mahrie.
 
Old 05-17-2015, 09:50 AM
 
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Jewish by birth; Christian by choice, although I'm not quite sure whether it was my choice or God's, but am leaning heavily towards the latter.

It just happened to be Sabbath when I posted, and I often sign off with 'Shalom,' which simply means PEACE.


Mahrie.
Weird. I'm Jewish and I've never heard someone say Shabbat Shalom on a Sunday. The Sabbath is Saturday.
 
Old 05-17-2015, 09:54 AM
 
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Weird. I'm Jewish and I've never heard someone say Shabbat Shalom on a Sunday. The Sabbath is Saturday.
It was Saturday here, or so I thought; I didn't look at the clock. I pulled an all-nighter over the weekend. Thank God it's the thought that counts, no?

Shalom Aleichem,


Jesse.
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