I don't agree with anything much you say, including your latest, and my personal faith is none of your business.
Neither did I doubt the veracity of the biblical account of the relationship between the Jews and the Roman empire. I only stated it was not the the typical relationship between the Empire and its conquered territories. The vast majority of the conquered territories knew full well what was going to happen if they did not comply, so they did so.
Thanks for the biblical quote, but I cannot understand its relationship to the issue we are discussing.
As I stated quite clearly, the ceremonies required by the Romans to deify the Emperor were only an act of civil obedience in nature and, what is most important, were recognized as such at the time by both parties.
Yeah, what an asshole.
So you agree with all my supporting facts, but not my tone?
Pointing out that forced (although only vainly) religious compliance was factually used by the Romans predating Christianity, and then doubled down after the conversion to Christianity as a State religion only seems to reinforce my argument.
Also, the fact that you yourself doubt the veracity of the Biblical account of the Romans seems to agree with my points as well.
If you are a practicing Christian, you know that the Bible proscribes denials of faith
"32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword."
Are you, by chance, a practicing Christian?
2 out of 6 ain't bad for you.
I guess you're gonna pick and choose the laws you want enforced. If the prosecution of six officers in Baltimore wasn't incompetent, wouldn't they be in jail. Whose side are you on?
Lack of ethics as opposed to .....
Lack of leadership means you never went to a Bernie rally.
No direction? It's near the bottom of Manhattan, ya can't miss it.
Don't get me started on the Emperor Constantine.
I think we all know why the democratic party is in the ICU, but just to be sure, I will jot down a quick list of what is ailing them:
1. Disrespect of the working class, especially the white working class that Hillary referred to as a list of deplorables.
2. Losing focus on family economic issues. Wasn't it Bill back in '92 that came up with the slogan, "it's the economy, stupid?"
3. Anti law enforcement at best, and a flat out war on law enforcement at worst. Think Ferguson, (Ferguson effect), totally incompetent prosecution of six officers in Baltimore, etc.
4. Lack of leadership in all levels of the democratic party.
5. Lack of ethics.
6. Total splintering, with no core direction.
There is a few more, but I got a meeting to go to.
It would be of great benefit to your credibility if you at least knew something about what you post. Imperial Rome did not use religion to subjugate their colonies. Imperial Rome did not much care one way or another what religions their colonies practiced as long as those colonies did three things: keep order, pay their taxes and do ritualistic lip service to the Emperor's deity. That last requirement was civic in nature, not to be taken seriously as a religious act and everybody knew it. The expansionist and colonization phase of Roman rule was long past when Constantine adopted Christianity as the state region in the 4th Century AD. The biblical account of Roman rule in Judea cannot be taken as representative of the empire since the Jews were not willing to do any of those three things. Jews were the exception and payed a high price for their failure to submit.
People who claim to be Christian don't really believe in God so much as the existence of God is extremely useful when appeals to authority aren't held to the standards of elementary logic. If appeals to authority aren't immediately rejected for being classically fallacious, then the only thing that trumps and appeal to authority is the Ultimate Authority, God, whom they just happen to know personally, didn't you know.
But hey, everybody already knows how I feel about Imperial Rome using religion to subjugate their colonies. Oops, did I say Imperial Rome? I meant Nashville. It's insulting to Imperial Rome to compare the two: at least a Roman Holiday doesn't sound like a kicked hound dog.
So I don't have to slow down now for those anti-abortion protestors when I turn into Planned Parenthood anymore? Ok.
What I find so galling is the mean spiritedness of the proceedings in Nashville. The more they profess their religious faith the more pious and evil they become. Never on display: God's mercy and love.
Here it is: a fine reminder of the many talented people and organizations that make living in Memphis worthwhile during difficult times.
Kudos to the Flyer for giving Mr. Wiggins the space to remind us all.
Time to invest in bigger bumpers?
"ALJ2" auf Deutsch: dummkopf. Noch besser.
Hey, dummkopf: there can only be one "Fuhrer" in Washington, and your so-called president qualifies, little hands down. Verstehen Sie?
"ALJ"? A so-called administrative law judge, perhaps? It wouldn't be surprising.
Modern day lynch mobs are tame by comparison. It's still shocking and scary to me to see how quickly someone can get railroaded for a fair, but maybe unpopular, political opinion.
On the sexual assault thing, it's something that hasn't historically been punished at the rate that it should. It still is a little concerning though that just an accusation can cause you to lose your job, even if the accusation is later proven false.
Now, in this particular case, since Lovell resigned, it leads me to believe there is at least something to these allegations.
Agree CL. That's the one stumbling block in my plan. Neither party would support it because even if their friends'/cronies' businesses don't personally use illegal labor, they count on the low prices they get from suppliers due to the use of illegal labor.
No politician wants to actually punish the businesses doing the hiring, though if you're taking a purely economic view of the solution, that's how you'd do it. I like to step aside and live in my little utopia on occasion when I come up with plans for solutions that would actually work. Usually there is a reason they haven't/won't be implemented.
So ALJ2, you are against the US's best interests? This Putin romance of you guys is getting out of hand, wait wait, I've waited years to say this.... "Why don't you go back to Russia!"
Night, how is that government healthcare of yours?
No higher standard bearer of ethics than a Jewish Congressman who refuses to publically recognize, much less condemn, a documented, proven case of genocide (the Armenians by the "peace-loving" Muslim Turks) because it isn't in the US's best interests!
"Leader Pelosi"? Auf deutsch, "Fuhrer Pelosi". Sehr gut!
Nightcrawler, And don't forget taking back the medals from all those loser POW's.
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