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  1. You are making a lot of assumptions. The church has said they would release records. Remember records are still the property of those who created them (the Church), and unless there is a court order in a criminal investigation, they may not be legally required to just hand records over to anybody. If there is no legal reason or court order to hand them over, but just a fishing expedition, that is a whole different matter. But who decides who gets what records? Who decides what records to release? The records are still the property of the church and they have a right to decide how and to whom they will release them. There are issues of confidentiality which I already pointed out. Also, unless one is a close relative of someone they want records for, why should they release any records? If you want records for a fishing expedition and you are not related to the person you want records on, I don't think that will be sufficient grounds to expect records. It is a lot more complicated than you make it sound. We do live a country of laws where people and organizations own private property and have rights too.
  2. There are thousands or tens of thousands of records in Ottawa and in the organizations who ran the residential schools. But Ottawa did say they released a lot of records to the Truth and Reconciliation Committee recently. We have heard nothing about them. The records are being kept confidential for several reasons. People's names create a legal issue of confidentiality. I'm not sure how they get around that. This problem of confidentiality has existed for years. Nobody wants to release records and who exactly could legally have a right to the records? It would open up a can of worms and a gold mine for lawyers to sue government and the church authorities for violating confidentiality. If there was actually genocide or atrocities committed, then somebody should be able to give the RCMP the evidence or grounds for an RCMP investigation, but we have heard nothing about investigations. Probably because there is no real investigation or evidence.
  3. CTV and CBC have been lying continuously about the unmarked graves. They also have had red power activists on their programs repeatedly promoting the lies. There never has been any proof of genocide or atrocities. One priest reported that the grave markers at Kamloops had fallen down and were rotting away and he asked that they be maintained, but nobody listened. Now we hear an endless false narrative of what happened there and the PM and GG go there for photo ops and exploit the whole thing. If people really want to get at the truth, why don't they excavate the graves and find out who is buried there and how they died. Because it's worth more not investigated.
  4. The concept of "intent" in the court trial proceedings is a gold mine for lawyers and creates a vast avenue for ongoing argument, discussion, and debate in every case. Without the concept of "intent", the court proceedings would probably be a lot faster and less hours spent in court cases for lawyers. Thus the potential for less money being earned. The more defences that are available, the more time and money required to pursue them.
  5. Quote The bias of evolutionary leaders It is a fallacy to believe that facts speak for themselves—they are always interpreted according to a framework. The framework behind the evolutionists’ interpretation is naturalism—it is assumed that things made themselves, that no divine intervention has happened, and that God has not revealed to us knowledge about the past. Evolution is a deduction from this assumption, and it is essentially the idea that things made themselves. It includes these unproven ideas: nothing gave rise to something at an alleged ‘big bang,’ non-living matter gave rise to life, single-celled organisms gave rise to many-celled organisms, invertebrates gave rise to vertebrates, ape-like creatures gave rise to man, non-intelligent and amoral matter gave rise to intelligence and morality, man’s yearnings gave rise to religions, etc. Professor D.M.S. Watson, one of the leading biologists and science writers of his day, demonstrated the atheistic bias behind much evolutionary thinking when he wrote: Evolution [is] a theory universally accepted not because it can be proven by logically coherent evidence to be true, but because the only alternative, special creation, is clearly incredible.1 Further down the article says: Many evolutionary books, including Teaching about Evolution and the Nature of Science, contrast religion/creation opinions with evolution/science facts. It is important to realize that this is a misleading contrast. Creationists often appeal to the facts of science to support their view, and evolutionists often appeal to philosophical assumptions from outside science. While creationists are often criticized for starting with a bias, evolutionists also start with a bias, as many of them admit. The debate between creation and evolution is primarily a dispute between two worldviews, with mutually incompatible underlying assumptions. Unquote Refuting Evolution chapter 1: Evolution & creation, science & religion, facts & bias - creation.com
  6. No, I would not have supported the Nazis. Why do you support anarchists and fight against God? Nobody can win that one.
  7. The God of the Bible calls Christians to obey the government and those in authority. People like Lich and the so-called freedom convoy are rebels against the government because they break the laws and incited others to do the same. They claim they are fighting for freedom and some wanted to overthrow the government. They wanted to force the government to abandon the battle against Covid and all restrictions lifted. That makes them anarchists and they are also fighting against God. God says in Romans chapter 13 to obey the authorities. That is clear. They have no excuse.
  8. quote It is an error to say that God never supports a war. Jesus is not a pacifist. In a world filled with evil people, sometimes war is necessary to prevent even greater evil. If Hitler had not been defeated by World War II, how many more millions would have been killed? If the American Civil War had not been fought, how much longer would African-Americans have had to suffer as slaves?War is a terrible thing. Some wars are more “just” than others, but war is always the result of sin (Romans 3:10-18). At the same time, Ecclesiastes 3:8 declares, “There is…a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.” In a world filled with sin, hatred, and evil (Romans 3:10-18), war is inevitable. Christians should not desire war, but neither are Christians to oppose the government God has placed in authority over them (Romans 13:1-4; 1 Peter 2:17). The most important thing we can be doing in a time of war is to be praying for godly wisdom for our leaders, praying for the safety of our military, praying for quick resolution to conflicts, and praying for a minimum of casualties among civilians on both sides (Philippians 4:6-7). unquote What does the Bible say about war? | GotQuestions.org This is why you need to study the Bible. You don't understand we live in a sinful, evil world. If the allies had not gone to war to fight against Hitler, he might have killed millions more people and imposed his evil Nazi regime on much of the world. There would have been nothing to stop Hitler. So war in that case was justified. The problem is the human heart is corrupt and wicked. That is why there are wars and hate in the world. That is why everyone needs to be born again and given a new heart. The only way to be born again is by God's gift of grace in salvation. Salvation is only by faith in Jesus Christ. But each individual must make that choice. Everyone has to decide for themselves what they believe and each will go to his own destination, either heaven or hell.
  9. Alberta is strongly divided down the centre. Kenney had the Covid deniers in the countryside and small places demanding no Covid restrictions and some of his cabinet or caucus agreeing with that, and on the other hand, he had much of population in the cities expecting Covid health restrictions. The difference between this situation is Alberta was far more divided because there are a lot of radicals such as the freedom convoy. So there is no way Kenney could win in that situation. He tried to please both sides but it was an impossibility. It was impossible to have no Covid restrictions because the hospitals were already at the brink of collapse. Then he made the mistake at the beginning of summer implying that Covid was over and had to retract that. That just made both sides more angry with him. It was a classic no-win situation for poor Kenney. Well he tried, but I don't know if anyone else could have done better in a place like Alberta. Notley was fortunate not to be premier during Covid. She may well get back in as a result of this mess in the UCP and the people of Alberta will be much worse off.
  10. Sad, you don't understand the concept of self defence, the defence of one's nation, land, and people. Military has nothing to do with civilians carrying weapons. That sounds more like an excuse to not support the military. Faith in the God of the Bible includes the right to defend one's self, property, family, and nation. Why else have police, bylaw officers, and why have a military if one doesn't believe in defence of one's country and people? With your attitude, I don't think anybody would want you in the police, or military. You would be more of a liability than an aid. Others would have to use valuable resources to defend you which police and military can't afford to do. You need to study the Bible and have a complete change in thinking. I don't know where you came from but there is hope. But only God can change you.
  11. Yes, you are a true pacifist, living in Fantasyland. You need to read the history of the world. It's all wars and conquering. If you don't have a strong military, your country is done for sooner or later. You can't expect to live off the military of other countries. Why should they look after you like a baby? Canada belongs to NATO which means we also have the responsibility to defend Europe and all NATO members from Russia. Obviously you have not been paying attention to what is going on in the world. We are already very weak militarily, with practically no Navy or Air Force to speak of. Don't expect the U.S. to look after you. Sending a few hundred soldiers to Latvia is almost nothing. If Canada is going to be serious, as Trudeau claims to be in the world, then they better shape up build a proper military. Doesn't mean we need nuclear weapons, but there are many other things we need in the military.
  12. If you don't believe we need a much stronger military, you are no use to Canada for a citizen and would let the likes of Putin walk in and take over. You're more of a liability because you can vote for the pacifist government we have.
  13. I have to disagree. Criminals should be punished for the crime they commit, without reference to intoxication. It is just another liberal left way of being soft on crime. Seriously I don't believe any intoxicated criminal has any "special rights" if it is proven he committed the crime. Fed up with the lenient justice system that lets criminals go free and fed up with the liberal left that voted these clowns in.
  14. Good for you. Do you believe we should have a much stronger military?
  15. Everyone should be a nationalist and believe in a strong military to protect their country and like-minded countries. All we have to do is look at the Ukraine and other countries in Europe to know that. A strong military is the best deterrent to people like Putin and his supporters. This has nothing to do with violent rightists. The problem in Canada is the left wing pacifists like the NDP and Liberals who oppose a strong military.
  16. Leftist pacifists are what destroy a country from within. What about yourself?
  17. Nationalism is not one of Canada' strong points, perhaps because Canada is officially a multicultural country made up of people from many different countries in the world who have no interest in integrating but wish to keep their own culture and live in silos of their own group. Perhaps that is one reason why support for the Canadian Forces is very low and the country is full of pacifists. Even our major political parties don't seem that anxious to put a lot more money into the military. I have been reading a book on the history of the world. It looks like the history of every country is the world is one of wars and struggles to survive or be taken over by other groups. Empires rise and fall, nations rise and fall. If we go by history, a strong nation has a much better chance of survival and a weak nation not much chance. That makes me think Canada will not last any great length of time in a world where survival depends a lot on the strength of the military. Of course there are other factors at play such as unity and common beliefs that unite the people. Might does not make right, but it sure helps in a world where there are many threats from others who want your resources and land.
  18. I think we may have been through some of this before so I will make it brief. Your first paragraph claim is out of wack because you are talking about the Old Testament laws which churches today know and believe only applied to Israel back in that period in history. They do not apply to the church and never did since the church began 2,000 years ago. The only thing in the Old Testament that clearly applies today are the ten commandments except the Sabbath which for the church, the day of rest is the Lord's Day. But it is not given the same character as the Sabbath as Christians are not restricted as to what they can do or not do on the Lord's Day, Sunday. There is no Sabbath for Christians because the New Testament says clearly we are not under the law. The other nine commandments apply because they are a guide for all time and they are re-stated in the New Testament. The Bible clearly shows the unborn child is a person. Google abortion and the Bible and read some of the articles. It gives references to verses in the Bible that demonstrate God considers the unborn as persons. You cannot hide behind the claim of judging because we are to judge evil of course. We are to oppose abortion. Sodomy is condemned in both the Old and New Testaments. See the King James Bible on it. Again Google it and look for KJV articles. It doesn't really matter what some churches do because many have fallen away from the Bible. The Bible is the final authority, not mainline apostate churches. Read some articles. You can find articles on both sides of the issue on homosexuality. Some claim people are born that way; others say it is an acquired behavior perhaps through social interactions and influences. I won't argue that point. It doesn't matter. All that matters is what the Bible says. If you want to believe sexual orientation is God's choice, that is your decision, but the Bible does not support you on that. You cannot make the claim it is God's choice because the Bible does not teach that.
  19. United churches and Anglican have departed from the Bible long ago. Anglican churches are divided over those issues. Killing (abortion, MAID is condemned in the Bible which was inspired by God. So you are in total opposition to the Bible. The theologian you were talking to must be totally screwed up and must not be believe the Bible if they support those things. Perhaps you were associating with people who call themselves theologians but don't really believe the Bible. Must be some around like that. Many Baptist, Evangelical, Reformed and others do not support those things. We live in a fallen, evil world where many who profess to be religious do not accept the Bible or totally twist it.
  20. I don't support everything conservatives do or did. They are all seriously wrong about some things, but Liberals and NDP are worse.
  21. This is a discussion and debating forum. I answer your questions. That's all there is to it.
  22. The policies and laws created by liberals are actually immoral if one goes by the Bible and Judeo-Christianity. Liberalism is just the ideology of letting everyone do their own thing regardless of what it is. Their existence as a political party depends on that ideology because that is what their supporters believe in. It is all about getting liberal votes. Nothing about morality or higher principles in it.
  23. With all the liberal policies being implemented including SOGI in schools, I thought SOGI was supposed to stop the bullying in schools by students. We seem to hear of a lot of assaults by teens in schools these days. Why didn't SOGI teaching stop that?
  24. Nice diversion. You cleverly avoid the subject I mentioned, i.e. abortion, MAID, same-sex marriage and teaching SOGI to kids in elementary school. That progressivism. It does not really fall under the title of Communism. But it seems to be the brainchild of liberalism.
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