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Featured How would Jesus want us to respond to terrorism?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Spiderman, Oct 16, 2021.

  1. Spiderman

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    Jesus said love your enemies, turn the other cheek.

    Should we do so with terrorists?
     
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    It is my belief that Jesus was a terrorist. He certainly recieved the death of a traitor to Rome.
     
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    Even the `domestic` aren't domestic !!

    When there are treatises written by Jesus, I will believe !

    other cheek my *** !
     
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    Terrorism feeds off publicity so to some extent it might work. Just ignore them.
     
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    I’m pretty sure he’d say don’t be an idiot as well
     
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    He said it. So you either follow his teachings or reject them.
    Turning the other cheek is may be hazardous in this world, but Christians are not of this world, and don't seek to lay up their treasures here. They do what pleases God and earns them a place in heaven, not what seems practical here,
     
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    Interestingly, there is not an agreed upon universal definition of what constitutes terrorism.
     
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    Kinda hard to ignore the folks blowing up the subway and killing tens of people o_O
     
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    Or throwing acid in a woman's face for being unveiled, permanently disfiguring her complexion.

    Acid attacks have happened over a thousand times in London alone in the last ten years:

    "data from the London Metropolitan Police showed a sharp rise in attacks, with 465 recorded in 2017, up from 395 the previous year'
    2017 was the worst year for acid attacks in London

    I would say that qualifies as terrorism.
     
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  10. Rival

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    It does, I'm sure. G-d bless those women. Maybe you could make them a shrine?
     
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    Thank you. That's an excellent idea.

    I actually already pray to girls who were mutilated and disfigured.

    I have enshrined a girl who got her nose cut off by Taliban.

    I will pray to the victims of acid attacks and disfigurement in heaven, and we will pray for the victims who survive.

    Thank you. Great idea! :heart:
     
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    I will offer my actions, blessings, prayers, chores, love, and sufferings for them.
     
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    Yes it is but they don't need to run with it for weeks with all kinds of experts predicting when and where the next attack will be.
     
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    We've successfully stopped many would be attacks this way tho.
     
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    Through the media?

    I feel the media has inspired more attacks than it has foiled but that's just my opinion.
     
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    I don't really see stuff like that peddled on British media.
     
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    The Aussie media is probably inspired by the U.S. It's no longer news, it's all about ratings and advertising dollars. A scared audience is more likely to tune in. Once again my opinion, I have no evidence of it.

    I refuse to be scared of the terrorists, that is letting them win and I was in far more danger on the roads going to get groceries this morning than I was of a terrorist attack.
     
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    'Turn the other cheek' was in connection to an insult. Kind of like when someone was challenged to a duel by first being slapped in the face.

    The instructions Jesus gave was simply to tell all about the good news of God's kingdom government - Daniel 2:44.
    That good news message was to be declared on a grand international scale - Matthew 24:14; Acts of the Apostles 1:8.
    So, besides good news for some a warning work to others as the great tribulation approaches - Revelation 7:14,9
     
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    Heaven, yes for some, but I find at the soon coming 'Glory Time' of separation on Earth for Jesus as found at Matthew 25:31-33,37 the figurative living ' sheep ' on Earth can remain alive on Earth and be here on Earth to see calendar Day One of Jesus' coming Millennium-Long Day of governing over Earth for a thousand years.
    During that millennial time even ' enemy death ' will be No more on Earth - 1 Corinthians 15:26; Isaiah 25:8.
    So, the living 'sheep' can gain everlasting life on Earth, a beautified paradisical Earth as Eden originally was.
     
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    This was a big question in the early Church, and it took a few centuries for it to settle in on the Just-War Theory, which heavily limits what can be done in war but does allow for basic self-defense for both a person and a country.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_war_theory
     
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