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  1. Russia assassinated their Tsar and his family and replaced it with a Communist-Leninist system. Then proceeded to kill millions of people and deny the rest their freedom. The will of the people I guess.
  2. Getting rid of the Constitutional Monarchy could easily result in splitting Canada up into different countries. This is exactly what happened to India. Pakistan was formed on August 14th, 1947 and India got rid of the Monarchy on August 15th, 1947, one day later. The threat is becoming a republic could result in centralizing power in Ottawa far more than it already is and provinces losing what jurisdiction they have now. This would guarantee separation. The very country Jagmeet Singh or his parents came from split apart when they got rid of the Monarchy. Do you see the irony of this?
  3. It's a good thing it is not easy to change because some changes could be disastrous for Canada, such as getting rid of the foundation of our democratic system. Ease of change sometimes is not a good thing. It creates instability and possibly anarchy. I suspect if such a change ever got legs, there would be some provinces opting out of Canada. It should be noted that Pakistan was created out of India on August 14th, 1947 one day before India became totally independent from Britain and discontinued the Monarchy on August 15th, 1947. Such a move can split a country apart.
  4. You would still need a bureaucracy to replace the Governor General and Lieutenant Governors in each Province. They all have a staff and buildings. The GG has a staff of about 100 people and the Lietenant Governors have small numbers of staff. They all perform certain functions. You are obviously unaware of what the Queen's representatives do in Canada. You may be far worse off with dictators running Canada and no Constitutional Monarchy to prevent it. A cup of coffee once a year is a small price to pay for democracy. We all waste far more money than that. There is a reason why we sang "God Save the Queen".
  5. Another thing; it would be very difficult and practically impossible to abolish or change the Constitutional Monarchy because it would require a major Constitutional change which would mean probably a referendum and it would require all ten provinces to agree which is unlikely to ever happen. Any change to a republic would have to show what the new system would look like and likely would be rejected by provinces. It would also require long negotiations with aboriginals which have a special relationship with the Queen through their treaties. They would likely not agree to a change.
  6. What immigration from the third world does is help the Liberals get re-elected. That's why they want to bring in a million immigrants over three years. They've been in power most of Canada's history and this is probably one reason why.
  7. So why would the PM hold any more elections then? If there were no head-of-state above him, he would be supreme ruler; he could refuse to hold elections and could just dissolve Parliament and that would be the end of it. Anybody who opposed him, he could just have them arrested and thrown in prison. I could never figure out the logic of these people who would make a PM the head of state.
  8. I would have to write a book to reply all the erroneous ideas you wrote, but I can't do that. You don't believe in the God of the Bible, but likely have no explanation for how or where our complex universe came from. The truth is according to the inspired Bible that it was designed and created by a Divine Creator. The first sentence in the Bible says "1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Genesis 1:1 KJB The second point is the Bible makes it clear that God created a large number of angels at some point in eternity past and a top-ranking angel called Lucifer, rebelled against God and fell from heaven taking a third of the angels with him. "Many are interested in the fall of Lucifer. The Bible says that the reason for Lucifer’s fall was his desire to exalt his throne above the stars of God, and be like God. Isaiah 14:1 3 -14 (KJV) "13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. 16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; 17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? " Isaiah 14:13-17 KJB Thirdly, after God created Adam and Eve, he placed them in paradise in the garden of Eden and told them they could eat any fruit but not the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. However, the serpent tempted Eve and she did eat of the forbidden fruit and gave to Adam and he ate. This became known as the fall of man because they rebelled against God in doing this. Because they were the head of the human race, their fall was passed on all their descendants. This means all are born with a fallen, sinful nature and the human heart is evil or corrupt. This combined with the fall of Lucifer has created a fallen corrupt world. This is why we have all the evil in the world. This will mean all men will be condemned unless they are redeemed by faith in Jesus Christ. God send his Son to die and atone for the sins of men but everyone must make the choice whether they will accept this redemption, forgiveness, and eternal salvation. If they don't accept it, there is only one alternative, that is, a lost eternity in hell. That is it in a nutshell, but if you study the Bible you will find this out. So all the debate about political systems is minor or insignificant compared to one's eternal destiny. God gave the right to private property to men in the Bible and said "thou shalt not steal". So political systems which confiscate private property without sufficient justification are going against God's commandment. But as I said, Satan has been given a certain amount of time and space to influence and control in this world. People choose whom they follow.
  9. Does Canada really want to get rid of the Constitutional Monarchy and replace it with ? Would we really rather be a banana republic with a series of dictators seizing power and imposing their idea on Canadians? We see how that works in places like Cuba, N. Korea, China, south America, Central America, and lately Myannmar, where the military is shooting protesters. Our system might not be perfect but no country has a perfect system because this is an imperfect world. But it is far better than the rest of the world. We need to be content with such things as we have or we could easily lose it all.
  10. Typical of Marxists to dislike royalty and the monarchy and want to get rid of them. Canada's Constitutional Monarchy is not oppressive and long ago gave up it's power to Parliamentary democracy. It's only function now is to protect the parliamentary system from being taken over by a dictator, such as Marxists and therefore it provides a valuable purpose.
  11. It costs Canada very little to have the Queen as our head of state. The benefits far outweigh any small cost. We waste far more money, actually over a hundred million a year on the unelected Senate. I would favour not paying retired governor generals an unlimited expense account.
  12. Since he swore an oath of allegiance to the monarchy, I think it was wrong for him to denigrate it by saying it doesn't benefit Canadians. Freedom of speech does not include the right to revolutionary comments or opposing the system particularly when he has a special position as an MP and leader of a political party being interviewed on mainstream media. What is the use of MPs or others taking the Oath of Allegiance if it is not going to be upheld or mean anything? Yes, I think we are bound to show a certain degree of loyalty to the Constitutional Monarchy and the Queen. This is why school kids once sang God Save the Queen in schools. Nowadays, kids are taught to be disrespectful to traditional values. This will have dire consequences for a nation. Apparently it was not necessary for every province to agree to the Constitution for it to become valid. It appears no province has a veto to it.
  13. No institution is perfect and no human being is perfect and we all make mistakes. If a member of the family makes a bad decision or says some appalling thing, we don't give them capital punishment or kick them out of the family. The institution of the Constitutional Monarchy is still doing the job for Canada that is was meant to do and we don't destroy a good thing. Canada's parliamentary system and Constitutional Monarchy, via the Governor General is unaffected by this present problem involving Harry, Meghan, and Archie. That situation may be resolvable to a large extent. We have nothing to replace the Constitutional Monarchy with that would be as valuable and as indispensable in ensuring the continuation of our Parliament democracy as we know it.
  14. Is Jagmeet Singh for real? Did he swear allegiance to the Queen when he became a member of Parliament? If so, is he now breaking his oath when he said on main stream media today that the monarchy does not benefit Canadians? When he said the Communist revolution in Cuba lifted the Cuban people up, did he know the Communist revolution in Cuba killed tens of thousands of people, imprisoned thousands of others, confiscated private property, and deprived the people of their freedom? This guy is a follower of a false religion and apparently a Marxist sympathizer who was given a platform he can now use to attack our democratic Constitutional monarchy system that has given more freedom and human rights than most other countries in the world. As a Canadian educated lawyer, was he not taught the purpose and function of our Constitutional Monarchy? Apparently not. Otherwise he would know that the system works to prevent a would-be dictator from seizing power and establishing a totalitarian state. Having the Queen as Canada's Queen and a GG acting on her behalf means if a rogue PM tried to abolish the system, the Armed Forces, who swear allegiance to the Queen, could arrest the would-be dictator and prevent a takeover. The continued allegiance of a large swath of the population, the RCMP, and the Armed Forces ensures a dictator can not easily seize power and abolish our democratic system. Can this guy be trusted? "Before a duly elected Member may take his or her seat and vote in the House of Commons, the Member must take an oath or make a solemn affirmation of allegiance or loyalty to the Sovereign and sign the Test Roll (a book whose pages are headed by the text of the oath). When a Member swears or solemnly affirms allegiance to the Queen as Sovereign of Canada, he or she is also swearing or solemnly affirming allegiance to the institutions the Queen represents, including the concept of democracy. Thus, a Member is making a pledge to conduct him-or herself in the best interests of the country. The oath or solemn affirmation reminds a Member of the serious obligations and responsibilities he or she is assuming. The obligation requiring all Members of Parliament to take the oath is found in the Constitution Act, 1867, with the text of the oath itself outlined in the Fifth Schedule. [207] The Act states: “Every Member of the … House of Commons of Canada shall before taking his Seat therein take and subscribe before the Governor General or some Person authorized by him … the Oath of Allegiance contained in the Fifth Schedule to this Act …” The wording of the oath is as follows: “I, (Member’s name), do swear, that I will be faithful and bear true Allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.” [208] As an alternative to swearing the oath, Members may make a solemn affirmation, by simply stating: [209] “I, (Member’s name), do solemnly, sincerely, and truly declare and affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.” The House of Commons and Its Members - The Oath or Solemn Affirmation of Allegiance (ourcommons.ca)
  15. It's all still dependent on how the provinces roll out the vaccine distribution. Some provinces have been stumbling in the rollout and still need to make big improvements. B.C. received over a million calls for appointments today and only booked about 10 or 15 thousand people. If the provinces don't distribute the thousands of doses of vaccine properly, thousands of doses could go out of date and many people not get vaccinated when they should. That's not going to cut it. Not sure why they didn't figure this out many months ago.
  16. The answer simply put is the Bible says "all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23 It also says in Jeremiah that man's heart is desperately wicked. You may wonder how this can be but you may be looking at it from human standards, not God's standard. Since the fall of the first parents, Adam and Eve, all descendants inherited a fallen, depraved nature in God's eyes. So unless a person has been redeemed, there is no forgiveness or salvation. This has to do with the justice of God which is absolute and perfection. You will see that being a sinner is only part of the reason why people go to hell. This article goes into far more detail with some explanation how one can be redeemed, forgiven, and saved. "Why Do People Go To Hell? Using the Bible to Answer the Hard Questions! JUL 19Posted by agapegeek (Ver 2.3) This is Part 2 of a series of lesson on the subject of “Understanding What the Bible says About Hell“. This is also Part 2 of another series called “Understanding Hard Sayings”. If you want to read the first lesson about Hard Sayings then do that. There are many people in the world today that do not believe in the existence of Hell. However, that does not change the fact that it exists. If you did not read the first lesson in this series about the “Bliblical Evidence for the Existence of Hell” you should start reading there first. I often times wonder when terrorist bombers blow themselves up in the hope of achieving or earning paradise, what they think when they go to hell and are looking around wondering what happened. This is obviously not what they were told would happen if they caused all of this death and destruction to their enemies. I also wonder how many of them would do things differently now that they are locked within the eternal flames of hell, where Jesus told us there would be weeping and gnashing of teeth (Mat 8:12). There is no doubt in my mind that most people who are in hell are there and do not know how exactly that they got there. I hear many people in the world speak of sinners and the people who do really evil things to other people as deserving to be in hell. It seems that the worst the crime and the more innocent people are hurt or killed, the more deserving that people say they are for going to hell. You can think of people like Hitler, Stalin and others who have killed men, women and children in wholesale lots and certainly they “deserve” to go to hell. However, we are all guilty of comparing our sins to other people’s sins and thinking that ours are not bad enough to warrant such a punishment as hell. I had a reader ask me a question about “Do people go to hell or heaven after they die and why”? If you have read the first lesson then you should already know that the Bible clearly tells us that Hell exists and people go there. So the question arises, why? This is certainly a legitimate question to ask God. We will discover that God has already answered the question in the Bible. What I want to do first is tell you what is NOT a factor in why people go to Hell. It is not because you have sinned! Being a sinner does NOT send you to hell! However, it does not get you into heaven either. Sin is virtually a non-factor in the process of do people go to heaven or to hell. Yes, there are sinners in hell right now. But, yes there are also sinners in heaven right now. So committing a sin was not the determining factor for going to either place. You can clearly see that the Bible says “everyone” has sinned and failed to achieve to God’s standard of righteousness. If it says “ALL” that would leave no one out of the Sin Camp. That would include me and you also. A verse found in Romans 5:12 basically says the same thing. So we have two witnesses to the fact that everyone is a sinner. So now people like to say, my sin is not as great as their sin, so therefore they deserve punishment, but not me. Unfortunately for you God has already thought of this excuse defense and said the following: You can be the best sinner in the entire world and have committed the least number of wrong doings and yet God says if you fail in just one place, one point, violating just one rule, you are guilty of breaking them all. Wow! That is very strong! That also is not good news for being the best sinner either. That basically tells us that there are no sins that are greater than any other sins in the eyes of God. What do you do with that information? God makes it sound like a very ominous and hopeless situation that we are all in. I certainly agree with that assessment and I hope that you do to. So what have we learned? We have learned that there are no good people in the world who deserve to be saved. Everyone is technically guilty of violating the entire law of God and that will not work to get you into heaven based upon God’s standards. You see Islam and other religions in the world like to see things in a balanced scale system where you put your bad deeds on one side and your good works on another side and then see which one is greater and that determines where you go. Wouldn’t that be nice? However, this is not what God calls a system that will work to get you into heaven. Gal 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. Hopefully you can see what this verse is saying. Salvation or justification is not earned by doing good things. Obeying the law is doing a good thing, yes? But, God tells us that no flesh will be “justified” by doing the good things written in the Law! That basically tells me you cannot do anything to work yourself into this salvation. That means heaven is not guaranteed no matter how many good things you have done in your life. What we have discovered are two things that are not a factor in whether you go to heaven or to hell. It is not your sins and it is not you doing good things. That really shocks a lot of people who have been deceived into believing they can do something to affect their outcome and destiny. So what are the determining factors for being saved and going to heaven? I’d like to tell you it is just a simple a 1 + 1 = 2 problem, but that would be oversimplifying the situation. However, I will make it as simple as I can. It appears to me from reading and studying the Bible that people go to hell simply because they reject salvation and the savior Jesus Christ. Part of the problem comes from the fact that God’s idea of Salvation is not usually your idea of salvation and that is one of the biggest problems you face to getting saved. You see if you were simply presented a choice of believing in Jesus Christ and not believing in Jesus Christ and that is all the choices you had that would certainly make it much more of a simple process. However, there is an enemy in the world, a spiritual being called Satan, who works very hard at tricking you into believing lies. While God plays by the rules, Satan does not and has caused a vast number of people in the world to believe in his lies. So rejecting the savior Jesus Christ could be a simple acceptance of Buddhism as your belief system. Simply by buying into a false religion you could be missing out on heaven and eternal salvation. This is what Jesus says to us: Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Jesus is trying to get into your heart right now, if you have not let him in already. Jesus is standing and knocking and wants to come into your spiritual house. Did you ever think that if the omnipotent God wants in your heart, why doesn’t He just kick the door down and come in? Isn’t He still God? Doesn’t God always get His will done? Apparently not! You see God is a gentleman who abides within rules and self-imposed limitations. God will never force anyone to get saved. God will try to get your attention, but yet you have a responsibility to first hear Him knocking at your door and then to go open the door and let Him in. So what happens when Jesus comes and knocks and you refuse to hear it? What happens if you ignore Him? What happens if you do not open the door for Him? Believe it or not that is what causes you to go to hell. Here are some more words of Jesus on this subject. Joh 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. So here is a little secret, Jesus is not going to come to your physical house and knock on your natural door to try to get you saved. Those were all symbolic references to a spiritual situation that will transpire in a way that you would probably not expect. You see Jesus is knocking right now at your heart, if you choose to hear Him. Did you notice what Jesus said in John 12:18? Jesus says that if you reject Him and His Word, it will be the Word that you heard and that you rejected that will judge you in the future. In other words the Word of God is God and if you reject it, you are rejecting God. That causes a lot of people to not find salvation. They do not know how God is speaking, when He is speaking, where He is speaking or even recognize what God is saying. God has purposely chosen to hide himself from your physical view, so that you can be an atheist if you want to be. However, God uses people like me to try to reach you and convince you that He is real. So I do not know everyone that is in hell right now. I do know how they were deceived. I do not know how many times they rejected the truth of God’s Word. I do not know how many times Jesus knocked and tried to come in. It could have been when they were just 5 or 6 years old. Maybe, it was when they were 12 or 13 years old. All I know is that Jesus said I tried to knock and they would not open the door and let me in. It could have been that they were preoccupied by the distractions of working, going to school, shopping or whatever else people do in the world. I wrote another blog on this subject, if you care to read it about why people are not saved and it was called “The Top 10 Enemies To Salvation! Why People Don’t Get Saved!” Many people think that God sends people to hell, but that is really not a true statement. The Bible says that Hell was made for Satan and his angels. God knowing that no man could do anything to earn salvation came to the earth in the flesh and gave His life for the payment of every man’s sin. So God by His grace reconciled man back into relationship and favor with Himself. But, yet God still gives man a choice in what they want to do. Then if we put Satan into the picture and see how he has deceived the world into believing his lies, that it the root of the problem of why salvation is not so easily obtainable. God freely offers salvation to everyone, but everyone is required accept it. To accept God is to accept His Words. To receive God’s Words is to allow God to come into your spirit and live. Always remember that Jesus is trying to knock at the door to your heart and get your attention, but the devil is trying to distract you with everything that he can put in front of you. What you decide to do will affect your eternal destiny. God has placed the ball in your court and it is your turn to move. God says now is the time for salvation, today is the appointed day for getting saved. So don’t delay and receive Him while you can. If you think that you have time and can wait to get saved, you are already deceived. If you are interested in learning how to get saved, you can read my page “Salvation How to Know if You are Going to Heaven”. God Bless! Why Do People Go To Hell? Using the Bible to Answer the Hard Questions! | The Agapegeek Blog
  17. Very sad indeed that people would choose hell instead of heaven for eternity. I am sure this must grieve a loving God who prefers that all be saved. But everyone makes their own choices. It is not God's fault or choice that people condemn themselves for eternity. The Bible tells how God provides forgiveness through his Son and will save anyone, but if people reject it, what can one say? All men are born with a sinful, fallen nature and at enmity against God. "Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God." Romans 8:7, 8 KJB. Except a person receive the gift of God's grace, he cannot be saved. "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2: 8, 9 KJB In rejecting God's written revelation (the Bible), they are rejecting the gospel of salvation and the Savior who is the only one who can save them. "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Romans 10:17 KJB
  18. If you are an immigrant from Syria, how is it you seem to speak perfect English on here?
  19. There is a difference. Islam is very demanding and want to take over once they get in large enough numbers. Liberals and left especially removed any remnants of Christianity from public schools 40 years ago and said we couldn't have religion in schools because schools should be secular. Liberals and left want to be the first in the world to be "progressive" which means being against tradition families, against Christianity, and supporting same-sex marriage, medical assistance in dying, abortion on demand and being soft on crime. A guy in B.C. was recently given 5 months in prison for killing a 20 year old girl with his car; an absurd sentence. Liberals let criminals out who have gone on to kill people. There is perverse law and order and no public safety under Liberals. Canada is becoming a heathen nation.
  20. Having a mindset against our western culture means they will vote Liberal, left, or Marxist and support anti-Christian, anti-west, anti-Israel, anti-American, and possibly pro-Sharia laws and practices.
  21. Going to a mosque or wearing a hijab doesn't necessarily mean they are extremists, but it does mean they reject our western or Judeo-Christian culture.
  22. Your alleging Christianity is the same as Islam is a twisting of truth to a extreme extent. I have no way of knowing what Christians do in places like Africa, but Biblical Christianity is the total opposite of what you claim. Biblical Christianity does not practice polygamy, honour killings, or persecution of gays. There are many denominations in Europe and north America and none of them practice those evils. There have been a handful of people in a breakaway cult who practiced polygamy as in Bountiful, B.C. But this is a handful of people out of millions of in the western world. You deliberately misrepresent Biblical Christianity and lump them in with all other false religion and try to smear all Christians with the same brush. There are many people in the world who use Christianity as a label for whatever reason. Western Christians in Europe and North America do not do the kind of things you allege. Maybe in some countries some of them are not really Bible believers, but don't want to be Muslims because they know the horror show that is. So they become nominal Christians in some of those countries without having any idea what Bible believing Christians actually believe. Bible believing Christians are actually in a minority which is another thing to consider. But you don't distinguish. In your mind they are all bad. Political Islam is a domineering ideology that would scare many people when they hear of what goes on. It is understandable why they would reject that.
  23. The thinking of Liberals and the left is if they bring large numbers of Muslims in, they will somehow be influenced by western democracy and human rights and abandon their beliefs and become more like westerners. A few might but many cling to their own enclaves and beliefs. This liberal ideology of friendly open-border multilateralism and multiculturalism is the same kind of belief the Liberals and left hold with Communist China. They established diplomatic relations with Communist China in 1970 and started massive trading and bringing large numbers of immigrants in. Liberals thought this would somehow change China to more of a western style liberal democracy. Hah. This changed nothing with China and now the chickens are coming home to roost. China is just expanding it's influence and control in the west. They have no intention of changing themselves. If anything they are becoming more oppressive with their own populations like the Uyghurs. They plan to grow their power and control in the world.
  24. It is not important to make it a Muslim only problem. It is just one of many problems which stem from political Islam.
  25. I oppose FGM but it is mainly a Muslim practice, even though you brought it out that is is not limited by religion in those areas. Surprisingly, one website says it is supported by a large percentage of girls and women. There is obviously a lot of backward thinking in those countries. The U.N. tries to warn against it but they can't seem to have much effect. Political Islam is still a backward oppressive religious-political ideology for many other reasons, but it is also a false religion. The west has struggled with Islam trying to take over for 1,300 years but now is inviting them in and putting them in high positions in government.
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