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  1. Just a small note As far as I know Bangladesh was a very moderate country. There might be a rise in extremism in recent years though. But I am guessing the vast majority of the population might be still quite moderate? Another thing to perhaps keep in mind is that just because a country is a muslim majority country.. does not automatically mean that everyone in the country is a muslim.... If i am not mistaken the article does not mention the religion of those trying to enter the usa? It is possible that they might all be muslims.. but it could also be possible that there might be some non-muslims too? Just a thought thats all. Especially since the religion of those folk were not mentioned in the article I think? Just some thoughts. Thanks.
  2. We need to be specific about things.

    Christians speaking any language should be able to explain what they mean by their words. - But i guess what I don't understand is why they would need to be questioned in the first place? (well unless there was something to indicate that they might not be refering to Christianity.. or some reason to suspect they might be refering to something else?) To me it is perhaps a bit like if a Christian from Asia were to go to the USA.... and everytime that Christian heard any american Christian use the english word God.. they keep asking the american Christians... 'are you refering to Christianity or are you refering to mormonism?' .... even though they knew that those americans were actually Christians.... To me unless there was a reason to suspect those particular american Christians were not refering to Christianity.... such a situation might seem kinda odd? .. To keep asking any american Christian who simply mentions the english word God.. 'are you refering to Christianity or to mormonism' ? I am not from the USA though.. so I don't know if this the normal way Christians in the states speak with one another. But I don't think I see this very often on worthy? Just wondering. And truly no offence is intended. Thank you.
  3. um.. I think that there are more than just two kinds of 'foreign people'.... Also there are foreign countries or people of foreign countries.. who have helped the USA too in the past.. or tried to.. Sorry just some thoughts that all. No offence intended. Thanks.
  4. We need to be specific about things.

    Yowm and Gandalf - Thanks for taking the time and trouble to try to help me with my earlier question. hi pg I agree that most Christians would usually use the english word God in the middle of an english sentence. But I am wondering about Christians who are speaking other languages such as the Indonesian / Iban / Arabic etc languages. For example if a Christian speaking the Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia) were to read aloud the words of Genesis 1:1 from many / most reputable widely used Bibles in that language.. how would they be viewed or treated by Christians in the USA? ..Would they be viewed and treated the same way as english speaking Christians would be treated? Or would they be treated differently because of the word used for God in their language? Just something I am wondering thats all. No offence intended to anyone. Thanks.
  5. We need to be specific about things.

    hi - I think you have raised an important point ..i.e that the english word God is also used by non-Christians of different religions etc. The word is not only used by Christians. um..I am wondering though.. unless there is something which indicates the person might be using the term differently.. how often would most english-speaking Christians in the USA be asked by their fellow Christians to clarify what they mean when they use the word God ? Or in other words is it often assumed that if a born-again Christian speaks english and uses the english word God.. that therefore they *must* be refering to the God of the Bible (unless there is something which indicates otherwise) ? - If so.. would a similar assumption be also applied to born-again Christians in the USA speaking other languages such as the Indonesian language or arabic language etc? Or would they be treated differently ? Sorry if my questions are too blunt or anything. Truly no offence intended. I hope it is ok for me to ask here. Thanks very much for your patience. Ps - I apologise for posting on this thread so late.
  6. Tips for Better Forum Communication

    A suggestion for chat but I am guessing might be suitable for forums too : For non-doctrine issues.. for example some current news issues etc.. to keep in mind that sometimes there may be a cultural / societal difference in how something is viewed or percieved .. or sometimes even a difference in language word meaning.... even if both sides are speaking english or using the same word.... Or in other words the internet is an international media.. and sometimes how Christians from one country might view something or the meaning attached to it.. can be different than the view or meaning attached by many Christians in another country. So sometimes it might be helpful to try to understand why fellow Christians in another country might be looking at things differently than Christians in our own countries. Just some thoughts. Thanks.
  7. Shen Yun ??? What was it?

    If I am not mistaken.... Falun Gong / Falun dafa teachings is possibily something like New Age or mysticism.... That is not something Christians should get involved in.... And to me.. I don't think that is something Christians should support either. Sorry.. No offence intended at all. Just my personal opinion that's all. Thanks.
  8. Shen Yun ??? What was it?

    um I have a question.. Is the group linked to the Falun Gong ? The Falun Gong is non-Christian religious belief movement....
  9. Malaysia: Sharia Courts to Judge Christian Conversions

    Just a small note. A recent news article. http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/sarawak-could-allow-converts-to-renounce-islam Thanks
  10. two things banned before a takeover

    There were many countries. One example of a country where the Bible was not banned is the Philippines under President Marcos. However someone on this thread has just pointed out to me that there is a difference in definition between the terms dictatorship and totalitarian. So I apologise for any confusion I caused by my misunderstanding. Thanks brother.
  11. two things banned before a takeover

    Thank you very much for explaining to me. Much appreciated. I did not realise the difference. My apologies.
  12. two things banned before a takeover

    To all Please note I truly meant no offence by the term 'gun culture' in my earlier post. I did not know what term to use to explain what I meant. I was simply refering to the long history / tradition / culture in the USA which has a long history of gun use. I am not criticising that history at all. But was just trying to point out that many other countries have a different history /culture. So they might view guns differently thats all. I apologise if I caused any offence or misunderstanding with a poor choice of term. Thanks for your patience.
  13. two things banned before a takeover

    The sentence in the picture mentioned the phrase 'History has shown' .... So for my earlier post I am thinking of some of the dictatorships that existed during Cold War times (especially non-communist countries.. ie some right-wing dictatorships etc.).. as well possibly of non-democracies that might have existed even after that time. There are countries that were dictatorships or at least non-democracies but did not ban the Bible.
  14. two things banned before a takeover

    I am sorry but I don't agree. There are some countries - like North Korea for example - where perhaps Bibles might be banned.. But that does not mean all dictatorships etc banned Bibles. Also there are many countries in the world where the civilan population have generally mostly never owned guns except for certain situations such as farmers or hunters etc.. Whether the country was a dictatorship or a democracy (uk english meaning of democracy).. those countries didn't have the type of 'gun culture' that the usa has. It is simply not part of the culture or tradition.. even for those democracies (uk english meaning). Sorry not meaning to offend anyone here. But since this thread is posted in news section I am thinking it is supposed to be taken literally? If so I am very sorry but I disagree with the sentence in the picture.. because I think it might only apply to some countries.. and not all.. Just my personal thoughts that's all. Thanks.
  15. hi Brother My difficulty is specifically with how the thread title was worded ... If someone does not read the whole article.. an impression they might perhaps get from the title is that all or most Christians [around the world ] do not support controls on guns. Because the title does not mention the word USA etc. In many countries the vast majority of Christians actually do support having some controls or regulations etc regarding guns. So if the title unintentionally implies that they don't.. then it might not be accurate.. Sorry brother. Not meaning any offence. Just explaining how the title might possibly be misunderstood. Thanks again.
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