What an admirable people the Japanese are. Their quiet, patient demeanor as they wait in blocks long lines to get the few groceries that are available really makes me weep. My heart just goes out to those people. God bless them.
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MWAR!!! THEY AREN'T CHRISTIAN!! MWAR!!!
I lost my wallet TWICE in Japan (yes, I'm an idiot), and it was returned to the Police Office with not a single yen missing.
Japan is not a christian or islamic country to go on that low level in such crisis.
Oh come on you two. It's hogwash to place blame on Christians. And to even lump us in with Islam.
Oh yeah blame obama or dems/centrist, right ? If it's against staunch Christians like you then it has to be hogwash isn'it ? Thanks for proving my point in first post. Let TKSensei have his shot now with some sockpuppet on that reply.
But Islam has its roots in Christianity, try reading the Quran!
What? Just because someone wanted to be a false civil-rights activist for Ishmael?
There are a bunch of cults that supposedly originated from Biblical reading. And indeed they may have. False interpretations anyway. Why should I waste my time reading nonsense?
Because you follow the same nonsense religion which taught you to spit venom against people who don't subscribe to your thoughts or political views. Simple.
No, not based on biblical reading, based on the bible itself.
How can you claim that it is nonsense if you haven't read it?
Oops, OK you mustn't read it to believe that it is nonsense, reading it might change your preconceived hatred.
It's called education Brenda - you don't have to "believe" or be "converted" by it to become informed about it. I read Hitler's "Mein Kampf" - it doesn't mean I am going to become a Nazi. But, based on your "deep" knowledge of the Bible, I am guessing that's a pipe dream...
The tsunami just happened a few days ago....
And while I hope there never is any looting there, it's possible it's just a matter of time. Maybe they also have martial law there in cases of national emergencies? I dunno much about Japan's ways...
Salvation Army Helping in Japan Relief Efforts
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Salvation Army in Japan has three emergency service relief teams operating in areas devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that hit the north-east coast of the country last week. One of the teams is assisting people who have been evacuated from areas where there is potential danger because of damage to nuclear power generation stations.
At this time there are no reports of any loss of Salvation Army personnel or damage to corps buildings.
Immediately following the earthquake and tsunami an assessment team was sent from Tokyo to Sendai (the city nearest the centre of the earthquake).
It took the team 20 hours to travel a journey that usually is accomplished in six hours.
Road and rail systems have been severely affected.
There is a shortage of petrol, Official reports now state that more than 10,000 people are dead or missing.
A team of emergency service personnel from The Salvation Army International Headquarters (IHQ) is going to Japan to assist with the Army's relief effort. A number of Salvation Army territories have informed IHQ of financial and prayer support for the Army's relief effort in Japan.
Credit card donations for this effort may be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Additionally, donors may text the word "Quake" or "Japan" to 80888 to make a $10 gift for disaster relief through The Salvation Army World Services Office. By mail: Send your check, marked 'Japan Earthquake / Tsunamis' to: The Salvation Army World Service Office International Relief Fund, PO Box 630728, Baltimore, MD 21263-0728
At this time, The Salvation Army is not accepting in-kind donations from the general public for disaster relief operations in Japan. It is difficult and costly to ship in-kind donations overseas to Japan. It is more efficient for disaster relief agencies to purchase needed resources locally and for immediate distribution within the disaster area.
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Besides Japan wouldn't want the public to see that itself is just like other nations of the world, so any looting would not be made public.
Are we to blame past barbaric behavior coming out of Japan on the fact that Christianity is not the major religion there? Of course not.
So then why would we claim positive behavior is the result of its predominately non-Christian nature.
Why not? The Kristians tell me the barbaric behavior in the past was not by "real Kristians,"?
And - oh look - the sock puppet is promoting teh Salvation Army.
Little wonder Christianity causes so many wars. Tens of thousands dead and this person is pushing religion.
Because Christianity dominated countries are threatening the world with power of nuke. Do you see china nuking japan ? or China nuking Afghanistan ? India nuking pakistan or pakistan(islamic country) nuking india?
I'm not sure what your point is...
but Japan invade China before...
and India and Pakistan did fight a nasty war
As to why these countries didnt nuke each other.... in the first instance Japan didnt have nukes back then, and in the second case, probably because the nukes on the other side act as a deterrent
My point is quite clear if you're following all my post in this thread.
and they nuked or mass murdered for the sake of religion like Christianity ? or it was for land ? politics?
Both of them will never dream about nuking either side.. pakistan is islamic country but they've no plans of mass conversion by attack agendas like Christians. .
In any case, even today these two countries are not planning any nuke-horror like christian dominated countries.. japan is still monitored by united states on defense front if you're not aware of that..
my apologies.. the barbarism in Manchuria wasn't based out of religion... That fact must make the Chinese feel much better about it.
As for Pakistan and India never having dreamed about bombing the other... I must apologies once again.. theirs was a peaceful ongoing bloodbath based on mutual respect and tolerance lol
It's not hard to see planned politics behind manchuria if you follow international politics.
Again not funny, attacks from pakistani terrorist group is quite common stuff here, so you're free to say it is based on mutual respect and tolerance. In fact pakistanis are coming to conclusion that it's way too better to hate united states arm-agents who sell them weapons than hating any indian. Ask any pakistani hubber if average public in their country draws anger against united states or india.
If you really want to know what is funny... it is how you trying to explain away /justify the horrors of the Japanese attack on China makes everything else you write seem to disappear into the world of the inconsequential
What really funny in this thread is your attempt to justify Christianity by ignoring international politics.
I would challenge you to look over the past 5651 forum posts I have made and find just one time where I have claimed that nations which were predominately Christian, or people who claim to be Christians themselves, are guilt free when it comes to atrocities or waging war
Justification ? lol. So what was the point in your first post ?
My point was that history has shown that good and bad can be found in all people.. in all races.. in people who have different religious faiths, including those who have no faith at all.
I agree completely if that's the point in your first reply.
Why no looting in Japan? Easy - it is not a Christian nation.
Why the OP would want to inflict God on them is beyond me. Makes it feel better I suppose. No wonder it's religion causes so many wars.
He's stuck like a needle on a broken record.
Guess he thinks if he repeats over and over how Christianity "causes wars", everyone will be mesmerized and agree with him....
Of course not. I am reacting to the OP's disgusting behavior. Starting a thread about Japan to push it's religion and attack people who do not share it's political views.
My wife is half Japanese and her family are there. We still do not know what is going on - and this sock puppet wants to make religious and political points out of it?
in that case, you can continue to be my mentor.
Are all the phone lines to Japan down?
Soon as you pay your bill, I am all over it.
They are to the Island her family live on. Western side of the main Island though, so we think they are OK.
my (limited) understanding is that the western part got off far better from a tsunami perspective. But still it must be a very nervous time.. prayers are with you guys (whether you want them or not )
Your prayers are inconsequential, but if it makes you feel better - go right ahead. After all - prayers are for the one doing the praying.
We understand the same. Kind of upset I have never gotten out there to visit myself yet. Will fix that ASAP.
well, it's not exactly just a stone's through away
No - it is a very long way and extremely expensive. That is no excuse.
As soon as you pay the $567,000 you owe me - I will be able to afford to go.
$567,000? do you want to go to Japan, or buy it?
Leftist ideologues are heartless, immature twits.
They don't give to charity. They just like to spread OPM around to TRY to achieve their twisted notion of social justice. All they ever achieve is death and destruction.
Let me guess then christians killing pagans and islamics were lefties ?
Its simple, Japanese have something that is totally lacking in most of the world, civility and honor. They have weathered some of the worst times in history and came through.
I doubt we would be so strong here in the west if something happened here. We have people here that can't even identify Japan on the map - what would happen to them if true disaster hit? I am afraid there would be a very rapid Darwinian cull in our society.
What was going to get looted?
Where would the loot get taken?
This event cannot be compared to Hurricane Katrina or the L.A. Riots...
With such destruction and fear, I think the last thing people are thinking about is looting.
Barbaric behavior from japan ? lol. that's one of the funniest statement ever made here on HP.
Cool...I love a great joke... especially when I write it!
please explain what is so funny about it.
Japanese never followed barbaric behavior that you're talking about so it's damn funny especially when you've no idea about japan and it's history on defense/culture front.
I disagree with those who think that we Americans are incapable of the civility that we are seeing from Japan..
After the 71 earthquake and the Northridge earthquake here in California (not to mention the San Francisco earthquake 20 years ago or so) there was no looting.... Neighbors were helping neighbors, and we pushed through traumatic situations...
After 9/11 (though not mother nature related) did Americans simply descend into lawlessness?
It is unfortunate that so many Americans lack faith in their own countrymen...
As for the overall stereotype of Japanse civility and honor....Nanking anyone?
There is a long, trying period ahead for the Japanese....we shall see how long their collective patience holds....and how bad their situation becomes...
Yeah, but Katrina, L.A. riots and the power outage a few years ago in NY proved different. I guess it depends on how cataclysmic the even is before you value life over a boom box.
Ask yourself if we seem prepared for a true disaster, one where the military can't even respond and I think people here would fall into anarchy because they have no choice. Nobody has any survival skills anymore except the Amish.
Could it be cultural rather than religious?
Is it praying to Buddha that enables the Japanese to patiently wait in lines to be squeezed into subways?
A very quick Google search unearths this nugget (multiple times): "...most Japanese follow a meld of Shintoism and Buddhism. Although religion does not play a major role in the everyday life of the average Japanese, they do have customs and rituals that are observed on special occasions like birthdays, weddings, funerals, and religious holidays."
I will predict this: If there should be looting in Japan, it will be Obama's fault!
I think the tone this thread has taken is disgusting. Some of you need to pull your heads out.
Christians will be the first ones there to help you if you ever need help in a disaster.
I know you'd tell them to go away. In so many words.
at what cost ? conversion, right ?
or to use that as point when Christianity is questioned for peace and help ?
Help in life never comes for free.
Make no mistake. The Japanese have shown themselves capable of atrocities, just like other nations (of various ideologies and religious bents).
But not against their own people.
So much unfortunate nonsense in this thread (completely at odds with the purpose of the OP) at such an inappropriate time.
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