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  1. A. I am American B. I'm a psychologist working on a degree in Clinical Psychology. The reason I posted the story was because it highlights what I consider to be escalating right wing violence. I'm well aware that child abuse is epidemic in the United States and most of the world. My specialty is in family estrangement plus emotional and religious abuse. I am likely switching to treating PTSD.
  2. Thank-you for going out of your way to write down and highlight that graphic description. I didn't feel like eating breakfast anyway. I also don't see how this is relevant to the story I posted.
  3. https://myfox8.com/2019/08/06/man-accused-of-fracturing-13-year-olds-skull-for-not-removing-hat-during-national-anthem/ This thug threatened to kill a family with a gun and was still on suspended sentence, and he still got released on his own recognizance???
  4. I'm sure more guns are the solution. We all know Texas is infamous for it's restrictive laws on carrying firearms around.
  5. I have never heard of a gun designed not to kill.
  6. I'm not sure what the point is, that you would have shot someone to death over money?
  7. Please show me how I was out of context or cherry picking. I posted the entire passages my highlighted statements came from.
  8. I have very very little patience for cherry picking verses and displaying them out of context. Joel 3:1-10 The Nations Judged 3 [a]“In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will put them on trial for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel, because they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land. 3 They cast lots for my people and traded boys for prostitutes; they sold girls for wine to drink. 4 “Now what have you against me, Tyre and Sidon and all you regions of Philistia? Are you repaying me for something I have done? If you are paying me back, I will swiftly and speedily return on your own heads what you have done. 5 For you took my silver and my gold and carried off my finest treasures to your temples.[c] 6 You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, that you might send them far from their homeland. 7 “See, I am going to rouse them out of the places to which you sold them, and I will return on your own heads what you have done. 8 I will sell your sons and daughters to the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabeans, a nation far away.” The Lord has spoken. 9 Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war! Rouse the warriors! Let all the fighting men draw near and attack. 10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, “I am strong!” God is clearly speaking to the people of several cities who plundered Jerusalem and Judah, then enslaved it's people. He is declaring that they (Israel) will rise up to return home with the treasure that was stolen and then some. It is also a riff on another verse: Isaiah 2:4 "And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." When God is ordering you to go to war we can have a conversation, until then I follow Gods explicit teachings about the use of violence: Exodus 20 The Ten Commandments 20 And God spoke all these words: 2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 3 “You shall have no other gods before[a] me. 4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. 7 “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lordwill not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. 8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. 12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. 13 “You shall not murder. 14 “You shall not commit adultery. 15 “You shall not steal. 16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. 17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” And: Matthew 26:47-56 47 While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him.” 49 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him. 50 Jesus replied, “Do what you came for, friend.”[d] Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him. 51 With that, one of Jesus’ companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear. 52 “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. 53 Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?” 55 In that hour Jesus said to the crowd, “Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me? Every day I sat in the temple courts teaching, and you did not arrest me. 56 But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled.”Then all the disciples deserted him and fled. I really don't care what the Constitution, the GoP, Fox news, the NRA or whoever says. Either you follow God's way or man's.
  9. God made the universe from sheer will, but cannot protect us from unlocked doors. No one is saying we should be stupidly reckless.
  10. Thou shall not kill. Aside from that the vast majority of gun deaths are by family members and mis-identification.
  11. In my view Christians should not own guns.
  12. http://www.timebulletin.com/chiune-sugihara-google-honors-japanese-diplomat-chiune-sugihara-with-doodle/ I just thought it was nice that Google honored this often overlooked man who put his career and life on the line, (and paid dearly), to help thousands of Jews escape the holocaust.
  13. I wouldn't go so far as to call it a church, nor is it personal because I don't know them. I am merely stating my opinion on them based on their conduct.
  14. God is not a liberal or a conservative and it is a very poor idea to turn God into a proxy for ones political ideology. They denied a man his last request because his son was gay. His son wasn't there as a minister or in some official church function. It was just plain nasty and demonstrative of why the churches are losing people at breakneck speed. Not because "Christians" are sticking to their principles, not because they're following the bible but because of this self righteous chest puffing. Thinking that one is a warrior for God because they really stuck it to a gay person is in my opinion absolutely petty.
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