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  1. I don't really think Canada has much to worry about. The steel and aluminum industry in Canada is vital to the U.S. and putting a tariff on it would cause the loss of hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs. So what would be the point? Canadian negotiators at NAFTA just need to stay cool.
  2. Canada can't even get a pipeline built to the east coast to ship Alberta's oil and is having trouble getting the KM pipeline built to the Pacific coast. All this doesn't help national unity. Trudeau seems impotent to do anything about it. He's busy being all things to all people, trying to appease the environmental movement, Quebec, and the natives and leftists who oppose resource development.
  3. Alberta is now considering cutting off or reducing the flow of oil to BC in response to BC interfering with the Kinder Morgan pipeline project. This could result in gas prices in the greater Vancouver area of $2 to $3 a litre. We can thank the NDP for this, especially the Green Party, who sold their support to the NDP in exchange for blocking the KM project.
  4. The last time they did that was with Pierre Trudeau and his National Energy Program which provided cheap gas for eastern Canada at the expense of Alberta and caused lots of people to lose their jobs and homes in Alberta. If they tried that again, there would probably be a referendum in Alberta to separate. People in Alberta are much more alert and won't take any BS from Ottawa. Trudeau is trying to sneak in a kind of national energy program on Alberta's oil with his carbon pricing scheme.
  5. White people are no different than people of other colours. They are still people behind the skin colour. If you live in Canada, you have all the benefits of living here without discrimination. Why do some countries in Africa discriminate against white people?
  6. With Canada's official policy of mult culturalism, Canada treats anybody from anywhere the same. Everyone has the same rights according to the law, everyone can vote once they become a citizen, and can go anywhere, work anywhere, obtain qualifications and work in whatever job they wish, live anywhere and practice any religion they wish as long as they obey the laws. Why is it that places like South Africa which fought against apartheid and discrimination, now think it is ok to discriminate. And people in some middle eastern countries do not treat non-Muslims the same as Muslims. In fact the laws oppose religious freedom and punish those who contradict or offend Islam. Canada tries to be fair and tolerant to anyone regardless of their skin colour or religion but apparently the situation is not the same in a lot of other places.
  7. It's not rocket science. Some just can't seem to get it.
  8. Only the biblically illiterate would think that or believe that. When was the last time we had a Christian suicide bomber? Jesus in fact taught love thy neighbour as thyself. The Bible says God is love.
  9. There are probably a long list of sources which claim six million Jews were killed in the gas chambers. "The word “Holocaust,” from the Greek words “holos” (whole) and “kaustos” (burned), was historically used to describe a sacrificial offering burned on an altar. Since 1945, the word has taken on a new and horrible meaning: the mass murder of some 6 million European Jews (as well as members of some other persecuted groups, such as Gypsies and homosexuals) by the German Nazi regime during the Second World War. To the anti-Semitic Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, Jews were an inferior race, an alien threat to German racial purity and community. " https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/the-holocaust "The Holocaust , also referred to as the Shoah,[c] was a genocide during World War II in which Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945.[d][e] Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick",[6] as well as political opponents, gay men, Jehovah's Witnesses, ethnic Poles and Soviet prisoners of war.[7]" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Holocaust Denying the holocaust is not a credible position to take with the vast amount of information and sources available. Stalinist Russia may have murdered many Jews. The Communist Revolutions in Russia and China were reported to have murdered about 100 million people in the 20th century. However, the Nazis had a criminal dogma about the Jews, whom they considered as like dogs, and the superiority of the German race which they used to carry out the holocaust.
  10. I can see we're heading down a rabbit trail. I will stop at this point. Cheers.
  11. No, I'm not angry. It is the liberal and NDP governments that impose their ideology on everyone else.
  12. Fine, but then don't tell someone like a baker or photographer he has to do something that goes against his conscience. Otherwise you are imposing your ideology on everyone else and pretending to be "tolerant of others".
  13. I believe in the right of people to make their own choices, but that doesn't mean I have to agree with their choices.
  14. There could have been a lot of deaths during the colonial period as there were wars fought. Then the Boer War around 1900. But there was no genocide against black people in the 20th century to the best of my knowledge. I just read the article. The transition from the apartheid government to the ANC government was relatively peaceful.
  15. I guess you would fit in with the NDP or liberal crowd who support it and are imposing it on society, as Trudeau is doing. No counter arguments or opinions considered or accepted.
  16. Sorry about the big blank section. I tried to remove the blank area but was unable. Don't know why it is there.
  17. Here is a detailed article on the subject and why it is a threat to society. " What does the Bible say about homosexuality? by Matt Slick The Bible doesn't speak of homosexuality very often; but when it does, it condemns it as sin. Let's take a look. Homosexuality is clearly condemned in the Bible. It undermines God's created order where He made Adam and Eve, a man and a woman, to carry out his command to fill and subdue the earth (Genesis 1:28). Homosexuality cannot fulfill that mandate. Also, homosexuality undermines the basic family unit of husband and wife which is the God-ordained means of procreation. Again, homosexuality cannot do that. And, believe it or not, homosexuality is also dangerous to society. (See Is homosexuality dangerous? for the statistics) Homosexuality has a heavy judgment administered by God Himself upon those who commit it and support it. Romans 1:26-27, "For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error." As a result of being "given over," they can no longer see the error of what they are doing. They will not seek forgiveness, and they will not repent. They will then die in their sins and face God's righteous condemnation. But, their rebellion against God does not stop there. Those who are judged by God this way, also promote their sin and condemn others who don't approve of their behavior. Romans 1:32, "...and, although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them." So, in their "hearty approval" of homosexuality, they encourage others to accept their practice, and so their sin and rebellion against God spread. This means they will reject Christ's redemptive work on the cross. Without Jesus, they will have no forgiveness. Without forgiveness, they will have no salvation. Without salvation, there is only damnation in eternal hell. We Christians don't want this for anyone. We want them to experience the great love of God through the person and work of Christ who died for our sins (1 Peter 2:24). Persecution of the non-politically correct? The Bible's view of homosexuality is not politically correct - and this is a concern. Will the Bible soon be considered hate speech by the moral-less majority? There is already significant social pressure being put on the American populace to accept homosexuality as normal and healthy. Homosexuality is promoted in movies, television, magazines, schools, etc. Social re-engineering is well underway. Yet statistically, only 3% of the population are homosexuals.2 Christians, on the other hand, occupy a far higher percentage, 70%3 yet they are not fairly represented in the media. Instead, Christians are routinely portrayed as bigots, narrow-minded idiots, hypocrites, and worse. Why? Because there are little tolerance and equality from the left for those who disagree with them. The social attitude of America is slowly being engineered to accept liberal sexual behavior while condemning and silencing those who disagree. Since behavior follows belief, what is to stop our increasingly liberal society from acting on its silence-the-opposition attitude and become more and more harsh in its dealings with Christians? Nothing. In fact, there are increasing calls to get Christians kicked off of social networks for speaking out against homosexual marriage. Silence the Christians! At work, many Bible believers are told to go through sensitivity training in favor of the LGBT community, even though such "sensitivity training" is highly offensive to them. If they don't go, they can be fired. It seems that sensitivity must be shown towards the homosexuals, but never towards the Christians. This hypocrisy is blatant and dangerous. And then there is the increase in lawsuits. Will homosexuals attend churches for the purpose of asking pastors to perform a wedding and then when they are refused, they sue? Will they seek out Christian owned businesses and ask to have a cake baked, a wedding photographed, or music played at their homosexual wedding and then file a lawsuit when Christians who are holding to their religious convictions refuse to comply? It is already happening, and such legal attacks are on the increase. In light of this, I suggest that you look at history to see what politically correct momentum can do in and to a society. Think of Nazi Germany and the Jews. Do some research on communist Russia and its persecution of dissenters in the 1900s. History is full of examples of how those in politically correct power oppress those who don't agree with them. If you think the comparison is too extreme, then you join with many throughout history who said "It will never happen," and then sat by and watched it manifest. Unquote https://carm.org/bible-homosexuality There is much more in this article about it.
  18. Yes, it all sounds very logical from your perspective, to just accept it as normal. But it is more complex and difficult than your article suggests.. You have offered no solution. What would you say about someone who has become a drug addict? Would you try to get him to seek counseling to get him off drugs or would you say he should be given drugs to feed his habit? A drug addict cannot quit unless he is determined to quit and treatment won't work unless he makes a decision to quit.
  19. No, I'm not a "good Christian", far from it. No I never promoted non-acceptance of LGBT people; but can't agree with the practice. So they probably would not want anything to do with me or bible believers. They would probably be the ones that would not accept bible believers, not the other way around. All I can tell you is the Bible makes it clear. You seem to be saying I should obey men rather than God. I would say counseling is the best solution for people caught up in that. The problem is finding the right counselor. The answer is Christian counseling and the King James Bible but probably not many willing to listen to that nowadays.
  20. What do you expect when you have people on the one hand saying that LGBT is normal and on the other hand those who oppose it. There is going to be a conflict. Of course you think those who oppose it should cave in to LGBT and agree with it. Since it is abnormal, it's the pro LGBT crowd who are causing the problem and contributing to the anxiety. Nothing will make it "normal". You want Christians to support something abnormal.
  21. I don't think parents ostrasize their own children. Sounds like a fake claim. Christians should not promote LGBT; LGBT is not family values. It is opposed to normal families. You claim LGBT programs prevent suicides but I can't comment on that claim because I know nothing about it. But LGBT programs would be teaching children that LGBT is normal and therefore be promoting it. All I can is what I said, that the Bible opposes LGBT and Christians should follow the Bible. If you're not a Bible believer, you won't understand or agree. So we will have to leave it there.
  22. You are somewhat correct. Part of the O.T. were instructions to the nation of Israel at that time and do not apply to Christians today. There are lessons that are applicable from parts of the O.T. and a much other teaching that would be useful. We don't apply the laws and ordinances in the O.T. that were only meant for Israel 3000 years ago. They had a special covenant with God and received special instructions from God which only applied to them.
  23. Of course the Bible probably doesn't mention the actual words "due process". The principle of fairness is taught in the Bible. The justice system must be fair. Again you are mixing the people with the sin. The people should be respected but Christians cannot condone the sin. The Bible says God is love. He loves the people but not the sins we commit. You have to distinguish between people and what they do. I don't agree with schools teaching on LGBTQ because they are basically teaching it is normal. So-called gay-straight alliances are another thing that projects it as normal and acceptable and so I could not support it. .
  24. Capital punishment is taught in the Bible: "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man." Genesis 9:6 " 1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil." Romans ch13:1-4 These verses show the government has the authority to deal with law breakers. The matter of killing people outside of lawful authority which is in accordance with the Bible is stated in Exodus "thou shalt not kill" Exodus 20:13
  25. I don't condemn anyone to anything. Already said the medical system has pain killers for patients. The solution is not to make people think they have no choice and must choose doctor-assisted suicide or suffer pain. That's a lie. We have palliative care which has been looking after people for years with various illnesses and diseases. Will see what the Bible says about your other question.
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