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Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Magnetic Poles, Jul 25, 2009.
...over a cold one.
Crowley, Gates, & Obama with a nice cold brewski!
If I were Mr. Crowley, I would turn down the invitation to the White House. Then I would find a good attorney and file a defamation of character lawsuit against President Obama and Professor Gates. One implied he is stupid and the other called him a racist.
Glad you're not Mr. Crowley and that may be why the Lord doesn't have you involved in this.
I agree MP, it is great to see people sit down over a cold one to resolve their differences as opposed to going to court or giving someone an extreme, undeserved label. I hope the president is setting a precedence that others will try and emulate. Maybe instead of fighting over our differences we can celebrate our agreements.
How very Christian of you!
==They are not calling him to DC to have a honest chat. They are calling him to DC to have a "shame on you" session. If he goes, he will be made to look like the bad guy in all of this. Or, and maybe even worse, it will be made to look like he and professor Gates were both equally responsible. Its a political stunt and no, if I were Mr. Crowley, I would not go. And yes, I would file a defamation of character lawsuit against President Obama and Professor Gates. They have slandered his name from sea to shining sea. They have made him out to be the "racist bad cop" when, in fact, he is not. We can only be thankful that the truth about the events of last week have come out.
Crowley is under no obligation, even as a Christian (if he is one), to forgive either Obama or Gates until they repent of their slander. Neither has done so.
You are correct. He's being set up and shouldn't go. Right now, he is clearly the good guy in this triangle, and they want to change that perception and use him to do it.
If I could offer him advice, I would tell him they are both snakes. Don't crawl into the pit with them.
Martin, I think you are pragmatic
but lets bounce this off the word instead of worldly ways of doing things which would mean lawsuits, political points, and feeding the media.
"How blessed are those who make peace, because it is they who will be called God's children!"
I. Biblical references to "reconciliation"
A. Old Testament
1. Judaic concept of ritual-sacrifice (kopher, kippur), atonement, was closest old covenant idea.
2. Legal context viewed alienation primarily as objective separation, inconsistency or incompatibility, and atonement as impersonal exchange.
B. New Testament
1. Greek words katallasso, katallage, apokatallasso
a. Derived from kata=according to; allasso=to exchange, alter (from allos=another)
b. Meaning: to restore understanding between people after hostility, displeasure or disagreement.
c. Greek thought did not usually conceive of personal relationship with gods.
d. New Testament usage therefore unique usage of Gk. words.
Obama took what could have escalated into hardness of heart, to where now these two men will meet under different circumstances in a different light and a new spirit to ratchet this thing down.
Martin both men have agreed, so lets let the Holy Spirit work as only God can work things out , the other way is the same old, same old which the right will spin and the left will spin. Why not , not spinning this at all and pray for peace between these two men instead of politics.
Hope you do not take this personal, I know once you have slept on it you would be pragmatic in this.
I do enjoy your posts, especially your pragmatism dealing with Obama's birth certificate.
Glad you think the best about people. They may get drunk and laugh at all the people who think this is a big deal. The cop and the professor may go home as good friends, stranger things have happened.
I'm in favor of seeing this nation heal. I think your solution is strange coming from the party who thinks Palin gets too many frivolous ethics complaints.
In the final analogy, Crowley is a big boy and doesn't need anyone to fight his battles for him. If he is okay with this solution, who are we to object?
I think you are using "until they repent" as an excuse for no forgiving.
What about turning the other cheek? How about loving your enemies? I don't think we should hide behind, "he didn't really apologize". That is not biblical advice.
Amen! Didn't Christ pray "forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us"? We will be forgiven by God in the same manner in which we forgive others. This whole idea of "they didn't repent to suit me" is a symptom of a hardened attitude driven by hate.
None of you good Baptists going to advocate substituting ginger ale for beer?
I glad Jesus doesn't feel like you do about a prerequisite for forgiveness!
"Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots." Luke 23:34
Personal preference there... I would have taken a bottled water but I can't tell anyone else what to consume.
I will however preach abstinence from my pulpit but I leave the word of God to deal with the hearts of man. It is sharper than any two edged sword ya know??? :thumbsup:
==Your right, I generally don't think the best about people in DC. Two reasons: What the Bible says about man's natural heart and watching politicans for 35 years. Add the two together and you get my utter distrust of 98% of the politicians in DC.
==If that were the case, then I suppose neither one of them are decent people. However I have a feeling that is not going to be the case.
==First, I don't support Palin. So please don't lump me in with those who do. Second, I am in favor of seeing this nation healed in a meaningful way. Trying to make a police officer who did his job look like a racist or idiot is not the starting point for true healing.
==What he does is up to him.
==President Obama, a politician, got slammed in the media because of his remarks on Wednesday night. Right now he is trying to dig himself out of that hole (which is understandable). However I have no reason to believe it is anything more than that. Let's remember that Professor Gates is President Obama's friend. Nothing wrong with that, just pointing out that President Obama is hardly neutral in this.
==I pray that they can work it out. However I'm afraid I have to be realistic enough to know what will probably happen.
==Yea, but that knife often cuts both ways. People often enjoy somethings I say while being frustrated at other things. I'm not trying to be anti-Obama in this. As far as I am concerned he simply opened his mouth before he had all the facts. All I am saying is that if I were the police officer, there is no way I would travel to DC. Come to think about it, I probably would not file a lawsuit against either man. That would be a waste of time, money, and effort.
In reality, the "0" took what started as a small campfire, and poured gasoline on it hoping to scare whitey. Unfortunately - for the "0" - his witticism/racist judgment/idiotic response - to something he admittedly knew nothing about - backfired, and many saw the "0" for what he truly is -- an empty suit racist in lock-step with the Jacksons, Sharptons etc. of the D party!
This whole scenario was/is nothing more than a CYA attempt by the "0" to NOW put out the fire that he escalated!
New spirit? Yeah, right!!:sleep::sleep:! "Ratchet down" is just another way for the "0" to say, "Boy I sure screwed up royally & I better try to get a lid on this thing before it gets outta hand!!!"
If he (the "0") were truly apologetic, he could have said such in his infamous speech that did nothing but try to re-arrange his initial words into something more palatable, but still containing the same idiotic racist attitude. Nothing approaching an apology there!!!
I would suggest he respectfully decline the offer, or at least decline alcohol.. The White House could fly in some of Linda Lemons best. :thumbs: If he shows up, they win, he loses...
Yes, I agree. What, exactly, is wrong with doing this?
You are completely wrong about this. If somebody sins against me, God says I am to forgive, regardless of whether the person who sinned against me repents.
So why do you still call Limbaugh a pig ?
Physician, heal thyself.
You have repeated it more than I ever said it...but the reason? Because it bugs you so much! :tongue3: Actually, I don't know how long ago was the last time I did so.
And your post has nothing to do with what I said that you quoted. But I have forgiven Limbaugh for his swine-like attributes. Pigs can't help being pigs. And I hope the pigs have forgiven me for associating the Porcine One with them.