The Marine or a Marine as there are quite a few on here, I do not like people trying to marginalize a group of very brave and dedicated people who sacrifice much to preserve a way of life. The offhand insults flowing through the forums this past hour have gotten out of hand and the next time someone has something biting to say about Marines I suggest you go take one's place on the frontline so he or she can come home and live out their days in peace. As for the person you refer to, let it go and move on all this is only making it worse and dragging out this farce.
the comments were individual to one who loves his "individual mindset". His avatar has marine in it. We are all very proud of our marines and military forces, they were not collective in the comments made.
that being said, maybe you could give him some orders that would make him stop. Are you a superior officer?
Love is the guide to all things loving and love never fails. Love is an action and it takes the action of love at all times and it is not subject to anything. Love operates in love and nothing else. Love cannot be conquered.
The great misunderstanding about Love. Love is not something to conquer. It is everything that prevents us staying in the state of love that is our adversary.
Love is not something you do, it is something you embody and which then effects everyone around you, including the one you are in love with. Love is not an emotion it is a feeling. Get your head around that one!
Separate it out more. An emotion is different, it is a reaction to an event. A feeling does not require an event in order to have it. Slow down what and how you do things and you will see the difference.
Yes,zealots are a breed of their own.I wish they`d bunch together and go somewhere else because they end up hurting both sides of the issue.I may not agree with you but I will not try to cram my beliefs down your throat.We can agree to disagree respectfully.And yes, you do have a sharp tongue but also a sharp wit. But sometimes that`s an admirable character trait. I, on the other hand try to be less agressive until provoked.If the honey approach doesn`t work, then I go for the vinegar.
I don't have a dog in this fight and my only reason for posting is to say there is no reason to start a thread using someones name or avatar. His belief is his belief, and he is entitled to it just as you are. If I thought he was bringing disrespect to the Corps I would be the first to say something!
He says that a "government" created God. Never mentions a government, never explains his theory and calls people ignorant every 10 seconds. Baits, trolls, attempts to humiliate. I think he is very deserving of a thread.
I don't have a specific branch to name. I do know that government prefers to operate as one with followers and not individuals. What easier way to get people to follow than to have them believe as one.
But we are specifically talking about a government controlling Christians, you are saying the government tells them what to think and they are powerless to control themselves because of it. On what do you base this?
I am speaking of government controlling government with a 1 belief system. Not speaking directly of a specific government controlling a specific religious group. So in this case, I am saying christians grouped belief to govern christians.
Hey Shiyloh...A Marine is taught not to fear because thats all he/she needs to know when they have to hit some beachhead somewhere with a whole bunch of nasties putting up a fight on said beachhead...Try it some time...and then come back and start this same discussion.
He is saying that love has fear and yet real love cannot fear or it is not love. I brought up the fear factor in the training to show a point. If I say love has no fear, he says yes it does. He does not know real love then.
I would agree that Christianity has been used for nefarious purposes by some. I would even agree that it has been used to control some, but I think that the bible was written by believers of what they had seen.
I respect your beliefs and thank you for your service. I have never said whether I believe or I don't believe and will always leave it that way, my only reason for posting here is to try to understand your views, I understand the other side of the issue because I was raised as a Christian and I believe there are levels of Christian belief. Not all Christians want to ram the word of God down your throat and make you accept it!
Thank You Sir. An open mind is always appreciated. I understand that there are good religionist out there that wish nothing but the best. I have family members that are believers and wish nothing more for them to be content in life.
I simply do not understand why any individual would limit their mind and belief to a single system or book. This is a contradiction to having an individual mind in my belief.
If we all believed and acted the same, I would see no difference in human nature and animal nature.
You are capable of learning. Some must sacrifice for the freedom for others to be individuals. They shouldn't have to sacrifice for an entire life as your bible request them to. Yes, without some to sacrifice/follow, there would be no one to do the individuals work.
I said that you are capable of learning. That was my admission. You can see my contradiction, but can't see the bibles? Grouped belief is bad unless it is sacrifice for one/ones you love. A belief should not be loved. A belief is not a person. Argue that enlightened one.
Fear is natural and everyone experiences it. It helps keep us alive. The fear a combatant faces is also natural and it can drive you either of two ways, fight or flight. A MARine and his comrades in other services and first responders act in spite of their fear. TAhey channel their fear into positive action. As a forme combat Marine, I say to all my brothers and sisters in uniform, Semper Fi!