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Old 02-19-2009, 04:57 PM
 
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Might have something to do with the fact that the descriptions were influenced by corrupt politicians and dictators.
What are your descriptions of corrupt politicians and dictators?
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:23 PM
 
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Smile God did say:

I have chosen YOU all agree with ME. Really God could get better into the realization in that he knew Them in Love. God then did say: you have chosen I agree with YOU. See Y'all.
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:28 PM
 
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who does he rule?
why so cross?

first i'd sing a song ... then have you make the rule(r)s..
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:38 PM
 
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What are your descriptions of corrupt politicians and dictators?
The Council of Nicea and the Emperor Constantine come to mind . . . off the top of my head.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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The Council of Nicea and the Emperor Constantine come to mind . . . off the top of my head.
You stated names, not descriptions.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:25 PM
 
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You stated names, not descriptions.
Huh? I have no idea what you want. Try giving your own examples for a start. I simply posited a source for the descriptions resembling corrupt politicians and dictators. I have no clue what your point is that you are so tenaciously seeking to make.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:32 PM
 
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I thought the description sounded like a cult leader.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:10 PM
 
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Worse,

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-- He does require loyalty and gratitude and obedience

-- He does state the obvious

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Old 04-13-2010, 12:45 AM
 
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why is it people that dont follow god want to blame him when something goes rong. but do they praise him when something goes right?? if you can critasie something u must be able to credit it as well. we all have issues n problems i for 1 am a christaian n do struggle with day to day life. but ive seen the great things god has dun in my life n people around me. i praise him when times are good n praise him for when times are tuff. when are u going to realise we do not live in a perfect world. this world is what u make of it. evil is around us. its god who will take us through it.
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:59 AM
 
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God resembles a corrupt politician or even a dictator.
If you analyze politicians (and dictators) you will find that god has similar characteristics.
God
-above all, demands loyalty, gratitude, and obedience.
-praises himself for being powerful, good, just, etc.
-threatens to punish all skeptics and those who criticize him.
-condemns critics without giving them a chance (fair trial) to defend themselves.
-is elusive and not available to answer hard questions about his accountability.
-makes great promises, but it's highly doubtful if they will be fulfilled.
-blames all problems and evil on his opponent.
-says he cares about your situation, but, other than words, nothing will change.
-don't open your mouth unless it's to praise him.

It's because man created god in his image...not the other way round.
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