Discrimination

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  1. freeatlast

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    Why is it that so many think that discrimination is always wrong? God discriminates. Romans 9. That is clear by the bible. If we follow Him are we not also to do the same?
     
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    The town I live in has about 5,500 Somalian refugees. About 50 of them work for a living. The rest recieve all kinds of checks and benefits from our government even though they have never paid in a penney.

    But if anyone expressess this fact, or complains about it, they are labeled as a bigot and are guilty of discrimination.

    How can truth be discrimination?

    John
     
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    This is not hard. It is okay to be discriminating in one's tastes. It is not wrong to discriminate against using substandard parts on an airplane. What is NOT okay is to discriminate against other human beings when it comes to human rights. To do so does indeed constitute bigotry.
     
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    That is interesting you mentioned Somalian's. I just got back from a short vacation and in visiting one of my relatives who is a banker she mentioned that they have a zero policy on lending money to a Somalian. I was a little shocked at her confession and inquired and she said those people are so evil and corrupt that the banks want nothing to do with them even if they qualify.
     
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    I would add that it depends on what one constitutes human rights as they are not as broad and all encompassing as some would have us believe.
     
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    In my experience, they do seem to be a corrupt people, money can buy anything from them. And they are very self centered, they don't seem to care about anybody but themselves. And they do seem to have a tendency to use whatever means they have to, run over anybody they have to, and destroy whatever they have to, to get what they want.

    However, I also realise that the ones that act like this are the most visible of the group, and i am sure there are many good people in their ranks that don't approve of this behavior.

    So yes, I too am shocked that banks would have "zero" policy and not take them case by case like they do everyone else.

    John
     
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    For instance, homosexuals?

    Am I a bigot for opposing the gay lifestyle? Or am I just following the teachings of the Bible, and human nature in general?

    I consider it an "American" right for them to live any way they choose. But I don't consider it a "human" right for them to impose their lifestyle on the rest of society, such as a "right" to marry each other.

    John
     
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    One thing about it they sound like they are ripe for the gospel.
     
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    They are hard core Islam, they loathe the gospel, and Christians.

    This community has had to change almost anything that refers to Christianity to a neutral theme. I know this is going on everywhere, but it is extreme here. The Muslims here object to anything about Christmas in the schools, the decorations the town used to put up, and most especially nativity scenes.

    One strange thing though, I am seeing several young American girls in town that now wear the muslim clothing, having married a muslim. I haven't seen an American man with a muslim woman yet though. I just find it interesting that they loathe Christians and even Americans in general, but now they are marrying them.

    But yes, i wish more were open to hearing the gospel.

    John
     
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    I had forgotten about their religious affiliation. This raises a question. Why have the churches bowed to their deisres and not faught back?
     
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    It's interesting to me that Muslim's will become violently opposed to anything Christian and then cry foul, to the extent of violent action should exception be voiced against them and their belief's.

    As a tracer round can be seen in both directions, so is discrimination.

    I have no use for any group that has absolutely no tolerance for those who oppose the life styles and beliefs of their host country. They should be driven back to their own country and forbidden to return.
     
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    Because here in liberal Maine, the majority of the people are athiests or agnostic anyway. For some reason the people of Maine despise Christians, but defend the Muslims. Any church that opposes the Muslims outwardly would be singled out in the press and persecuted openly in public, thus doing more harm to the speading of the gospel than good. So, they do what they can to reach mostly the younger Muslims. One ministry here for teens has quite a following of Muslim teens and is making a difference, but they take alot of heat, both from liberals and older Muslims.

    The Muslims use any excuse to sue Christians also. One Christian man lived next to the Mosque. The Muslims don't have enough parking so they started parking on his lawn without permission. When he put up signs and fences to keep them out, his house was vandalized and his family was threatened. Many locals said he was discriminating against the Muslims by not letting them park on his lawn. The Mosque filed suit. The city threatened to take the man's house through 'eminent domain" and level it and put in a city parking lot to accomodate the Mosque parking problem.

    Finally, the city "gave" the Muslims a building that belonged to the city that has adequate parking.

    I would venture to say that the city would NEVER give a building to a Baptist church.

    John
     
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    Maine should fall off into the North Atlantic!
     
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    The church had better wake up and not just in Maine.
     
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    "Human Rights" has become a catchall to justify any and all perverted behavior.
     
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    What one person views as perversion, may not be for another. We are free to view some things as such, but we must be a nation under the rule of law, of the Constitution. I still believe in the words, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness". I also don't believe the government should rule by the moral standards of any religion, but by the civil law of the land. Unless all are free, none of us truly are. Instead we live under the shadow of our own views becoming outlawed. In areas of personal liberty, I am absolute. I don't want our nation to have police spying in our bedrooms looking for "perverted behavior", not because I fear what I do, but rather because it is not the role of government to do so. Funny how some are for "small government", yet want the civil authority to enforce their own morality. Hypocritical.
     
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    All men being equal isn't a problem. It's the part about some of these men wanting to cause havoc on all others who don't believe as they do. Under Serian Law no one is free.
     
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    This board is supposed to be made up of Christians?

    Wow.. I thought I stumbled onto the Pharisees board while reading this thread..

    So much hate for your fellow man.. what would Christ say about your posts people?

    Do you really hate those that are not like you so much that you would generalize groups people to the point that you uphold your own prejudices...

    I'm ashamed to be a part of people like most in this thread.. this is not Kingdom principles..... shame on you all!
     
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    Well said, Tim. Quite a den of vipers and haters. Why would anyone start a thread in favor of discriminating against their fellow man? Hearts are in need of serious introspection. I thought Christ died for everyone, that he loves all. Unlike some who claim his name.
     
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    Where it comes to discrimination:

    For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
    a time to be born, and a time to die;
    a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
    a time to kill, and a time to heal;
    a time to break down, and a time to build up;
    a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
    a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
    a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
    a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
    a time to seek, and a time to lose;
    a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
    a time to tear, and a time to sew;
    a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
    a time to love, and a time to hate;
    a time for war, and a time for peace. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)

    Jesus accepted sinners, tax collectors and so on but rebuked hypocritical Pharisees and Saducees. Did Jesus discriminate at times? Yes he did, but look at WHY he rejected some and rejected others.
    He did not reject people according to outward appearances but because of what was in their heart.
     

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