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  1. I didn't know they had genocide or mass murders in South Africa.
  2. Considering the Nazis murdered six million Jews in the gas chambers, I think it is reasonable to try to catch those that had a significant hand in the genocide and bring them to justice. Age has nothing to do with it. If they are old and very ill, sometimes the judges will perhaps not send them to prison but perhaps some other punishment such as house arrest or hospital arrest. The idea may be to send the message to the world that such a horrific crime as genocide cannot go unpunished. The Jews endured almost 2000 years of persecution in Europe.
  3. No. I don't "manipulate" people to think my way. The word "manipulate" implies one is trying to do something evil or sinister, which I am not. So it is not manipulation. I try to convince them with reason and the Holy Bible which is God's inspired word and guide for life. I only accept the King James Bible as my final authority, realizing I am a sinful person myself and depending on the mercy and grace of God to live and die.
  4. God has made it clear in the King James Bible that life is sacred and belong to him. Nobody has the right to kill other people, with the exception of self defence as in the military, police or legal capital punishment for murder after due process. I never said an LGBTQ child should re "rejected" by parents. You should understand there are many people who are not Christians who do things after the ways of society and the world and not along Christian principles. There is much domestic abuse in homes and mis-treatment of children. That is why many children are apprehended by social workers. Children caught up in the LGBT thing should be treated with understanding, compassion, and love by their parents. But we live in a corrupt world where people are often treated badly for all kinds of reasons. That's one reason we have so many youth who run away from home or are placed in foster homes. But there are also influences on youth and some rebel against parents and end up on their own because of a breakdown in the family structure. You should understand that people should and can be treated with respect without condoning or agreeing with the sin. So youth in school and children should be treated with respect. Christians cannot control what criminals who attack LGBTQ people do. That's why we have laws and police to maintain order. What you are talking about is a lawless society of thugs and criminals, which exist everywhere. Some places more than others. You can't blame Christians who do not agree with homosexuality for the evil things happening in the world. Obviously the world is an evil place and many bad characters surround us. It has been reported there are a far higher incidence of suicide among transgender people than normal people and likely a higher percentage of suicide among all LGBTQ people than among heterosexual people. That does not mean the solution is to approve of LGBTQ lifestyles or practices. But again people should be treated with respect whoever they are. It all comes down to accepting the King James Bible as the inspired word of God, which it is or rejecting it in favour of humanism or the ways of the world. A Christian by definition accepts the teachings of the Bible. There are teachings in the Bible which were directed only to Israel which lived at that time several thousand years ago and do not apply to Christians today. One has to have rudimentary knowledge of the Bible to understand the Old Testament for example.
  5. So you in fact would support anybody who wishes to end their life, even if it someone who wants to do it by jumping off a bridge? I thought we discussed this and you denied it. Now you're saying again that you support anyone having the choice to end their life. The reason the large American disabled rights advocacy association opposes doctor-assisted suicide is very simple. They believe it would put disabled people at risk. What you don't understand is there are many people who do not think clearly at certain times in their life and may be persuaded to end their life in a weaker moment. Many young people would fall into this category. People go through distressing times in their life, for a number of reasons. Could be their girlfriend or boyfriend broke up with them. Then they feel there is no point in living. You would give these people the so-called freedom of choice to end their life. Same with old people who have illness or dementia. They may not be thinking straight. Then there might be old people who feel they are a burden on their family. Or disable people who feel they are a burden to society and want to not be a burden (as they see it). This is one reason the disabled association in the U.S. opposes it. Lots of reasons why someone might be persuaded at certain times to choose to end their life if given the opportunity, but at other times or in different or happier circumstances, may abhor the idea.in
  6. It doesn't sound like the ANC government is much improvement for human rights in South Africa. It was good to get rid of apartheid but what did they replace the government with? Still no human rights, law and order, and respect for minorities, or property rights. It's the law of the jungle with widespread crime and unemployment.
  7. No. I was just mentioning Sodom and Gomorrah as an example where the corruption of society in those places led to their destruction. But the world today is in a general state of corruption and rebellion against God. No one group owns that. Most of the world is opposed to God and the Bible. I was referring to the general corruption and evil in the world. According to the Bible, man has an evil heart. So, you can draw your own conclusions as to what all the nuclear weapons means or where it could lead with evil men in control. The world could self destruct much of itself before the Lord returns. But actually the book of Revelation does give some information that things will be bad during the Tribulation.
  8. Just remember God became angry with Sodom and Gomorrah and destroyed them. Today society is becoming more corrupt and the U.S. has something like 6,000 nuclear weapons ready to go; presumably Russia has a similar amount. It wouldn't take much to trigger WW3 and destroy most of life on the planet and those remaining in great distress as they die off slowly. But this is not what the Bible prophecies so I guess it's not going to happen that way. But there could still be a nuclear war with 100s of millions killed and 100s of millions suffering and dying. I think all the corruption of society is just another sign we are in the last days before the Lord returns.
  9. I thought I read a news report recently that said the South African government recently passed a law to confiscate the farms from the white farmers with no compensation, but I could be wrong. Can't remember where I saw it.
  10. I hate to disappoint you but your life is not your own. It belong to God and he will decide when it ends, whether you believe it or not. You are also not your own authority in many ways and never have been. When you grew up your mother or parents, whatever the case, decided many things for you and had some authority over you. You are required to obey the laws of the land and cannot do whatever you please. So no you are not your own boss in many ways. You are under authorities.
  11. I would also add that doctor assisted suicide is a slippery slope because once the sanctity of life is abandoned, there is no limit to how far society can go and when it should be applied.
  12. When you use the term "right" (to take one's own life, you are reciting a man-made dogma repeated by people who do not know God or the Bible. Human life belongs to God and he is the only one to decide when it ends. It is folly to put one's self in the place of God and attempt to make those kind of decisions or applaud them.
  13. Actually yes, he is mentioned in the Bible. I think Satan is the prince of devils. You can read about Lucifer's fall from heaven in Isaiah. He was once a beautiful angel but rebelled against God and drew a third of the angels with him. Jesus healed a devil-possessed boy. "And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour." Matthew 17:18 "And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not." Luke 4:35
  14. Doctors have an assortment of medications they use today to make patients last days be as comfortable as possible. There are professionals who are experienced and know all about these things.
  15. Of course Satan wouldn't want you to believe he has anything to do with it. Your best hope is in the pages of the King James Bible. "Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31, 32. We are prisoners until God sets us free. We can be controlled by the system of this world, some ideology such as humanism, Marxism, Communism, etc. until we are set free. Jesus said he came to set the prisoners free. Suggest the Gospel of John and Proverbs.
  16. So if you saw a boy on the railing of a bridge getting ready to jump, you would tell him to go ahead and get it done? You have been completely deceived by the prince of this world known as Satan. The Bible warns in many places to ignore the teachings of God means death in every way and a lost eternity. "A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:" Proverbs 1:5 "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction." Proverbs 1:7 King James Bible otherwise known as the Authorized Version
  17. The totalitarian system, as in China and North Korea, is a poor system to be trying to emulate. Doctors who have trained for their field have a right to be able to continue to be caregivers and protectors of human life. Anyone interested in the profession and believes in the sanctity of life has the right to choose to be a doctor without interference by councillors of death. Nobody needs to be taking their own life. It is foolish to be suggesting it is acceptable for anyone to be taking their own life (or anyone else's). The medical system has palliative care with powerful medications to ease the pain of those requiring it to make their last days as comfortable as possible. Today there are people debating the possibility of changing the system to allow doctor-assisted suicide for children, mentally ill and infants. We are swiftly moving toward the Nazi ideology of final solutions for people. The medical system may quietly embrace this as a way to terminate those they deem have lived long enough or whose life is not worth living and thus save the system money. Mercy is not a word that fits in with any kind of suicide.
  18. That's true. No doctor should be forced out of his profession after spending years of his life and money to become a doctor by some authoritarian government who wants to impose it's totalitarian ideology on society. We also have a shortage of doctors in many towns and cannot afford to lose any doctors. Trudeau is an authoritarian who is trying to impose his progressive ideology on society. Probably inherited some Marxist leanings from his father who reportedly was somewhat that way. Pierre Trudeau loved Castro and Communist dictatorships and shunned our traditional allies. No doctor who disagrees with those things should be forced to perform them or aid them in some way. Freedom of conscience must be respected.
  19. You worship the left Marxist idea of "equality without discrimination of all things LGBT" but the world actually discriminates against countless things and countless people for a million different reasons. Depending where you live, you will not have the same medical facilities as someone in a city who lives close to a big hospital with all kinds of the latest medical equipment and specialists. If you are in a small town you might not even have your own doctor. You might have to go to a walk-in clinic or drive a 100 km. That's discrimination right there.
  20. Everyone should have the right to make a cake or not make a cake for whomever they wish. Goddess, you don't understand the bible. It's the same as doctor-assisted suicide or abortion. You can't ask someone who disagrees with those things on religious grounds to help you perform doctor-assisted suicide or abortion on someone. That makes the person helping complicit.
  21. Disagreeing with some practice or belief is not "reviling'. Calling people who disagree "revilers" is just a way to shut down debate or disagreement, much like liberals who call anyone who disagrees with M103 "racists" or bigots.
  22. Yes. The RC church has it's relics which are highly venerated. A lot of money has been made by the Vatican over the centuries with relics and fake claims.
  23. The word religious can mean pursuing something with a kind of fervour or deep conviction even if it doesn't fit in with one of the world's recognized religions. Trudeau for example is very religious about his feminism and fake defence of abortion rights by cutting off funding for summer students. He is quite religious in a perverse way. Another example might be the leaders of Communist revolutions. Chairman Mao or Castro pursued their ideology in a religious fervour. To them it was a kind of religion.
  24. This will be a good topic for you to get your digs in and try to stir up a bit of dung.
  25. There is no fake Christianity involved. Believers are called to follow the Bible which expressly condemns homosexuality. It's as simple as that. It's wrong to try to force people to do something against their conscience.
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