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#1    Erikl

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:22 PM

2.3M Christians Flee in Mass Exodus From Syria
Read more at http://www.christian...golpUp7L48Ld.99

About 65 years ago, the Middle East has been ethnically cleansed from Jews in the name of Arab nationalism. Now, it is being wiped clean of indigenous Christian people in the name of Islamist nationalism. This is the face of the Islamist winter.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:24 PM

Christians are in the middle of the conflict. There is two groups of Christians, one fighting and one fleeing. The war is more of a Muslim Vs Fake muslim.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:52 PM

Yes it sucks when someone forces their religious beliefs on you.

Exactly why I just can't feel bad for the Christians.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:02 PM

Also the Palestinians too


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:39 PM

View PostJeffertonturner, on 03 April 2013 - 04:52 PM, said:

Yes it sucks when someone forces their religious beliefs on you.

Exactly why I just can't feel bad for the Christians.

Lmao, exactly!

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:03 PM

Things must be different where you guys live.  I've never seen anyone force their Christianity on me or anyone I know.  I'm Christian and have never tried to force anyone to convert.  Do you consider a "witness" of the faith to be coercion?  To simply have someone share a message they believe is wonderful news with you?

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:51 PM

View PostJeffertonturner, on 03 April 2013 - 04:52 PM, said:

Yes it sucks when someone forces their religious beliefs on you.
Exactly why I just can't feel bad for the Christians.
Yeah, who cares that families are being broken up, lives threatened and the like.
Some Christians are arseholes, lets laugh at some suffering!


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:55 PM

It's alarming people don't see discrimination against Christians the same as discrimination against ethinicities or gays. To actually wish harm on them makes those people no better than the KKK or any other hate group.

I never forget who the bigots are and they are in the same class as the Black Panthers, Westboro Baptist Church and the KKK.

Edited by Michelle, 03 April 2013 - 11:21 PM.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:22 PM

View PostWearer of Hats, on 03 April 2013 - 10:51 PM, said:

Yeah, who cares that families are being broken up, lives threatened and the like.
Some Christians are arseholes, lets laugh at some suffering!

I treat them with the same indifference as they treat me.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:37 PM

View PostHavocWing, on 03 April 2013 - 11:22 PM, said:

I treat them with the same indifference as they treat me.

So, by your reasoning, because I have been abused by one man I should have a grudge against them all?


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:03 AM

View PostMichelle, on 03 April 2013 - 11:37 PM, said:

So, by your reasoning, because I have been abused by one man I should have a grudge against them all?

What I mean is they don't care about me, I don't care about them, goes with the golden rule.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:52 AM

View PostHavocWing, on 03 April 2013 - 11:22 PM, said:

I treat them with the same indifference as they treat me.
your response of "LMAO" implies that you're not being "meh, whatever" but rther shadenfreude abou it, laughing at suffering.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:13 AM

View PostMichelle, on 03 April 2013 - 10:55 PM, said:

It's alarming people don't see discrimination against Christians the same as discrimination against ethinicities or gays. To actually wish harm on them makes those people no better than the KKK or any other hate group.

I never forget who the bigots are and they are in the same class as the Black Panthers, Westboro Baptist Church and the KKK.

They are NOT the same thing. Ethnicity and homosexuality are things people are born as. Religion/opinions (because that's all it is) is a choice.

Still, wishing harm on these Christians is fairly short-sighted. If you really think you're so much better than the Christians, you wouldn't hold them accountable for the actions of others. When you know exactly what ethical blunders they've specifically comitted (there are bound to be a few), then go to it. Face it: people who practise Christianity usually pick and choose what they want to believe/support, and some of them might be decent people.

(I'm not even going to start in on that diatribe about Christians not forcing their beliefs on others, though.)

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:25 AM

View PostErikl, on 03 April 2013 - 04:22 PM, said:

2.3M Christians Flee in Mass Exodus From Syria
Read more at http://www.christian...golpUp7L48Ld.99

About 65 years ago, the Middle East has been ethnically cleansed from Jews in the name of Arab nationalism. Now, it is being wiped clean of indigenous Christian people in the name of Islamist nationalism. This is the face of the Islamist winter.

A mass exodus of 2.5M people fleeing for their lives would be an humanitarian disaster, Erikl.  Do you have any links other than the religious one in the OP?  (I'm genuinely interested and concerned)


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:27 AM

View PostThe New Richard Nixon, on 03 April 2013 - 04:24 PM, said:

Christians are in the middle of the conflict. There is two groups of Christians, one fighting and one fleeing. The war is more of a Muslim Vs Fake muslim.
I agree with this.  The Christians seem to be supporting Assad because he has been more tolerant of them than the new guys will be.  It's just a matter of survival in a really nasty situation.  I think there isn't much hope for them in the region long term.  They are hated by Muslims of all stripe and are surrounded.  Basically they can leave or die.

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