I've heard the U. S. Military has ordered crosses down from Chaplain tents so they don't "offend" anyone and I've heard they are denying Christian Troops religious freedom to their Christian beliefs. What are your thoughts?
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I did not know that military Chaplains had to support all faiths. That must be a difficult position for some.
Cultures do change and perhaps there are some for whom the culture has changed around them, but really, the job description isn't unclear. Don't see why they'd apply to a job if it wasn't something they wanted to do.
I hadn't heard the prez ordered one covered, but I'm not surprised either.
Actually, I heard it from about 8 different news sources. I heard it from a minister being interviewed also.
"And I heard it through the grapevine....oh, I heard it through the grapevine..."
The words "I've heard" can mean many things. I think if you are in doubt that it's factual, you may want to google it and learn something rather than sound like a child.
The news source I saw on the cross had photo. I believe it was submitted my an Air Force member. It was on TV so I can't recall the news source. I think this effects everyone (end result) whether or not they are Christian. Because what's next?
So then if it doesn't affect you you don't care? Why did you respond to this then, I have to wonder.
The question asked was "What are your thoughts?" Those were my thoughts. Just because I'm not a Christian doesn't mean I don't have valid views and opinions.
I like how you addressed the "spiritual comfort" and that it should apply to all members of different faiths. If one faith is recognized, it should recognize all of them. Why are Christians being singled out? Christianity does not coerce!
Our military as our country was built on the Jesus Christ faith but we allowed others in but now all of a sudden we are the ones they want to root out and you think that is OK? Tell me if you think God would make or approve of the remark you made.
God would send and does send us messengers like Nelson Mandela and Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King jr. and Paul and Peter to remind us that God's kingdom is open to all. And while we may be violent in opposition to violence against others. Not ourselves.
What a great story! Thanks for sharing that!
You won't ever hear me speak a word against a Jew who is God's chosen but you a pastor are here promoting and defending gays and atheists? I wonder if you have ever read a bible. You should do that, God's word is THE word and you are misquoting Him b
Beautiful that those of us that preach love and tolerance are persecuted by you. I assume you be a woman. And if you a truly fundamentalist and scriptural sound you know you should not speak here out loud. Especially against a male preacher. ????
"Service members can share their faith (evangelize), but must not force unwanted, intrusive attempts to convert others of any faith or no faith to one’s beliefs (proselytization)." http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/...
Excuse you but you do not understand what those words mean to true Christians. Junkseller those words can mean "by living a good life". So are you agreeing that Christian must act like jackasses?
Ericdierker, are you saying that Christians should have benefits and privileges not afforded to people of other religions?
Ericdierker, I'm not sure what you are going on about. I simply repeated what the military said and what those words mean to them. Intrusive attempts to convert people are wrong. Are you disagreeing with that?
I am saying that love trumps politics. Pros --- God's people must evangelize through love and action. If any institution goes so far as to prohibit that they are wrong and if you support hat you are wrong.
Read the trancripts more carefully.
Evangelizing through love and action are fine. Proselytizing through force and intrusion isn't. Seems like a clear distinction to me.