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Boots
 
October 18th, 2011  
senojekips
 
 
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Originally Posted by eTe
And Spike, I haven't heard anything about China's operations in Africa. What's this all about?
On Sunday night's "Dateline" on TV there was a really good show about Chinese development in Africa. Apparently they are in several countries, but the focus was on Angola where they have spent billions re building the country's infrastructure that was destroyed in the civil war there.

Now the Angolans are waking up the great blocks of housing units they are building employs no locals, instead they have imported their own labourers, so no actual money is flowing into the local economy. Not only that, the buildings, many less than 12 months old are showing bad structural cracking and those that are OK are far too expensive for the locals to lease or buy.

From what i saw it appears like so much Chinese make or do, it looks great on the outside but the ultimate result lacks in quality and suitability.

The fact that Angola has good supplies of oil and diamonds was not mentioned.
October 19th, 2011  
lvcabbie
 
 
It just bothers me that the president of a "Christian" nation sends our forces to track down a kill the leader of a "Christian" group who's blamed with killing Muslims.
October 19th, 2011  
03USMC
 
 
LRA isn't exactly a bunch of choir boys headed to practice.
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Boots
October 19th, 2011  
eTe
 
 
Calling oneself Christian doesn't make you so.
It's your actions that define you.
The LRA do not define themselves as such by that case.
October 20th, 2011  
mmarsh
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by lvcabbie
It just bothers me that the president of a "Christian" nation sends our forces to track down a kill the leader of a "Christian" group who's blamed with killing Muslims.
Rush Limbaugh said the same the other week...

I don't think most people would call the LRA "Christian" when they:

1. Kidnap young boys as child soldiers
2. Pillage and Steal from villages
3. Commit widespread rape, use of women as sex slaves
4. Commit countless murders have been involved in countless massacres
5. Commit countless acts of torture and mutilation, including the severing of limbs
6. Views of Christianity also include traditionalism, mysticism, voodoo. Witchcraft is a capital offense to them.

In other words, they are about as "Christian" as Nazi Germany, The Spanish Inquisition and the Crusades.
October 20th, 2011  
RayManKiller3
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by lvcabbie
It just bothers me that the president of a "Christian" nation sends our forces to track down a kill the leader of a "Christian" group who's blamed with killing Muslims.

I don't agree that the U.S should be considered a Christian nation. The constitution (depended on interpretation by individuals), bars the U.S from being a religious country. It is okay to be religious of course, but I don't think the U.S government should be grouped up with any religion.

To call the U.S a christian nation and hate a person getting elected who is a different religion, soley because of his/her religion is hypocritical for those Americans who believes in the Constitution.

This is why I believe all those who claim Obama is Muslim like it is suppose to matter to me and my political decisions an idiot. I will vote no matter the religion as long as the person isn't a fanatic (or using nothing but religion for his/her policies).


So to answer what you said, those people are technically Christians and if they were, then we must strike them down as well if they think they can do what they are doing. Not to sound harsh.
October 21st, 2011  
George
 
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Originally Posted by RayManKiller3
I don't agree that the U.S should be considered a Christian nation. The constitution (depended on interpretation by individuals), bars the U.S from being a religious country. It is okay to be religious of course, but I don't think the U.S government should be grouped up with any religion.

To call the U.S a christian nation and hate a person getting elected who is a different religion, soley because of his/her religion is hypocritical for those Americans who believes in the Constitution.
You confuse the country with the government. They are not one in the same. The US is a religious country, predominatly Christian. The government is barred from establishing an Official Religion, but has never been religiously sterile.
October 21st, 2011  
mmarsh
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by George
You confuse the country with the government. They are not one in the same. The US is a religious country, predominatly Christian. The government is barred from establishing an Official Religion, but has never been religiously sterile.
Just like almost all countries...Very few have an established religion and those that do are all dictatorships.
 


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