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  1. Agreed. Most people around the world are just people.. Human beings.. Made in His image.. Loved by Him.. But who need Him too.. so very much.
  2. Thanks very much for explaining In the past in my country .... phrases along the lines that if someone was not happy with such-and-such then they should go back (to the countries their ancestors came from)... has been used by certain quarters against individuals who are born citizens of my country but from non-indigenous minority ethnicities.. Sometimes even if their family had lived in the country for generations.. some still viewed them as 'outsiders' or 'immigrants' (with the term for immigrant being used derisively in this context not positively) So yeah a "go back" phrase does not always have just nice meanings.. outside of the Usa.. I have never been to the Usa though.. so was/ am not certain what the meaning is in the Usa.. Thanks to you and deb for taking the time and trouble to explain to me. Much appreciated.
  3. hi sis Thanks for explaining To me though I think there is a big difference between say telling someone who is a born citizen of a country.. "that if they don't like the situation in the country they could simply move to any other country they wish".. and telling them.. "to go back to the countries of their ancestors".. If the tweet had been worded the same way as your sentence then I might not have even posted in this thread. Because your sentence is a perfectly normal sentence. Not something necessarily racist / bigoted /prejudiced or anything like that. Just an ordinary normal sentence. A "go back" sentence is different. The keyword is the phrase "go back". One can only go back to someplace that one came from. If someone is a born citizen of a country.. and grew up in that country etc.. then how can they "go back" to a country they were never from in the first place? Often the term "go back" to where your ancestors came from is used when the target of that phrase is not being viewed as an actual or full citizen of their own country.. but either just as second class citizens.. or perhaps even viewed as 'foreigners' in their own country. That is why.. to me.. that phrase is usually offensive or even bigoted etc. especially when used against those who are actually born citizens of a nation. Sorry just wanted to explain. I dont know if in the Usa perhaps the meaning is different? Thanks.
  4. hi Not sure if this will help or not.. but I came across this news article online https://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-racist-tweets-progressive-democratic-congresswomen-go-back-to-countries-nancy-pelosi-slam-president/ hi sis. I have a question. Since three of the ladies are born citizens of the Usa.. does that mean they are being told to go back to the Usa? Sorry no offence intended truly sis. I am not from the Usa. But where I live "go back" comment type phrases directed at born citizens of the same country might often be viewed by many as racist or bigoted or prejudiced etc etc. Is it not also viewed that way in american culture? Or does "go back" phrase have a different meaning in your country compared to other countries? Sorry I hope it is ok for me to ask. To me it is highly highly offensive. One of the most bigoted or prejudiced etc types of comments in countries such as mine. So i am surprised more american Christians do not seem to view "go back" type comments the same way (if I am not mistaken). And I am wondering why? It is so hard to try to understand . Thanks. And truly not meaning any offence. Thank you.
  5. um.... I am not really sure why "the West" is singled out in article? What I mean is that.. there are many many different countries in Africa and elsewhere around the world.. Each country or area might have different issues or situation..ie it is not all exactly the same.. For those countries facing groups such as ISIS.. or similar type groups.. of course all countries need to try to stop them.. But this is something all countries both East and West need to try to do.. not just the responsibility of "the West"? Forgive me if my post sounds harsh. But I guess I don't understand the possible western-centric view of the article? Or maybe i have misunderstood? If so please forgive. Christians both in the East and West depend on the Lord first and foremost. Of course countries (both from the East and West) should help people in other countries. And Christians and Christian organisations should help. But that is the responsibilty of those both in the East and West.. not just the West alone.. Just my opinion thats all. No offence intended. And if I have misunderstood please please forgive. Thanks.
  6. um.... a general comment if I may.. There is a difference between the percentage of something.. and the actual numbers of something. For example.. a hypothetical example : 80 percent of say a hundred people is just 80 people. But 47 percent of say a thousand people is 470 people.. i.e a much larger number of people. So in the hypothetical example above.. even though a figure of 80 percent *looks* higher than 47 percent.... but in terms of actual numbers of human beings it is the 47 percent that actually translates into a much greater number of people compared to the 80 percent..? With regards to refugee admissions to the Usa.. from what I have read online.. I think the number of Christian refugees admitted to the Usa under last year of president Obama ie fiscal year 2016.. might potentially possibly be much greater than under 2017 or 2018 president Trump? Because even though in terms of percentage.. Christian refugees might have increased.. But in terms of actual numbers of human beings.. the number of Christian refugees allowed into Usa might possibly have potentially decreased under president Trump? since the overall number of refugees was decreased? Just wondering. Thanks.
  7. hi Footprint (nice name btw ) I am not an expert .. but I think that sometimes it might be difficult to directly translate some things.. literal word for word .. from one language into another unrelated language. For example if I were to translate your worthy name 'Footprint' into my second language.. I would be able to translate it directly..but by using 3 words phrase .. something like "effect base leg". The meaning of that is basically the same as the english word 'footprint'. That is why I can translate it directly.... i.e because term /concept for a footprint already exists in my second language.. However if the term or concept of a footprint did not exist in my second language.. then I would have to find another way to explain what a footprint is.... i.e I might have to explain the meaning of what a footprint is.. even if it meant using more words perhaps. Anyways just some thoughts thats all. I think translation between languages can often be interesting.. but sometimes perhaps a bit frustrating too at times? Just a thought Thanks
  8. Warrior.... I am so sorry brother.... (Amanda thanks for letting us know)
  9. hi If you are interested in asian news.. I am wondering if you have tried some other news channels too.. such as Channel News Asia? It is singaporean. But not sure if it is accessible in Usa though. Just a thought
  10. hi I have a question. Are you asking about a specific country such as the Usa.. Or are you asking about immigration in general i.e any country? Just wondering that's all. And thanks!
  11. Just a note. A recent news article. https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/04/04/panel-cops-are-responsible/ Thanks
  12. I think there might need to be a few factors in place before strict gun laws might work better. One is like you mentioned that there aren't guns there in the first place ( or very few /limited numbers.. and with permits required ). But I think that in addition to that ..there would likely need to be a secure border to stop guns from being smuggled in.. (and if possible secure borders with no smuggling in neighbouring countries too and no armed conflict there in those countries etc.... ie so that there are few guns in neighbouring countries too ). I think that countries that are small island nations perhaps might find it easier to not have much gun smuggling.. as long as their borders such as sea borders are secure.... compared to some nations with long land borders ? I am thinking of island countries such as japan and singapore. Perhaps new zealand might go that route.
  13. hi brother I did not click on the link (my apologies). I was basing my question / comment on the quote in the opening post.. i.e about "She opened up her speech with...." That particular phrase quoted (which is a different phrase than the other phrase you refer to).. is often used in prayers etc especially in the begining of some prayers (if I am not mistaken) . It is a very common phrase. So I was kinda surprised to see that specific phrase being called a 'war cry'. Sorry I think perhaps my earlier post might not have been very clear. I was just a bit puzzled that's all. Thanks
  14. Thanks. I was wondering if perhaps the author may have mistakenly mixed up that phrase with something else perhaps? I dunno. Just wondering thats all .. sometimes i just ponder too much maybe lol Thanks again
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