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After Paris Attacks, Critics Warn Against 'Wars of Vengeance'

I’ve heard, either from FOX News or CNN or it may have been in the NYT that Bill O’Reilly was the mastermind behind this horrible act of terror. I received information from an anonymous Pentagon source that he is currently under investigation. God, Bill O’Reilly! You can’t know who you can trust these days.

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The only hate I see here is coming from your end, pal. Peace.

I see through the bullshit, including yours.

Brilliant insult Flatman. I mean just brilliant. I don’t know how I can ever fight for truth again, you have leveled such a terrible blow to my chicken ego.

Cluck.

" The region is now a cauldron of death and destruction. Yet we persist, with no end in site."

This so called war on terrorism, is designed to not to have any end in site.

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One undeniable lesson of history, as well as a lesson found in any individual’s own personal life, is that resisting evil acts by means of the same evil acts, more often than not, creates more, greater evil.

When I was a little boy one of the first things I was taught was that two wrongs do not make a right.

As for confused progressives, they exist, but are not the problem.

But then there are the countless confused Christians, proudly and passionately supporting war despite Matt. 5:39 from their own instruction book, which says,“But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil”. Some other similar quotes:
Matt. 7:5 “first cast out the beam out of thine own eye”,
Luke 6:28 “Bless them that curse you”,
and “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” Matt. 5:9

And then there’s that pesky “new” commandment no one wants to deal with. It cancels the old law of “eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth” and replaces it with “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another”.
It should be admitted that the American wars are for the most part being run by professed Christians.

I know Scott Fitzgerald said that a first-rate intelligence could hold two opposing ideas at the same time and still retain the ability to function. To me, that just sounds like a lame rationalization. Also, Fitzgerald destroyed himself. He was dead, mostly from alcohol abuse, by age 44. So I don’t automatically take his advice.

I think that NORMAL, reasonably well-adjusted people become neurotic or worse when attempting one of these two-opposing-ideas situations; and that intelligence- “first-rate intelligence”- should dictate avoiding such a mental conflict whenever possible, instead of embracing it as some positive good.

What I mean is, Christians should decided whether they want peace or not, and if they do want it, they should stop doing the things which ensure peace will never come.

I don’t mean to pick on this religion but, on the side of the West, it is the main one without which there would be no American wars in the Middle East, so it matters.

I realize other religions are in the picture and realize that other religions have members that do just as horrible things to other people as Christians might do, or worse; but that brings us back to “two wrongs don’t make a right.”
If that old saying has ever been proved wrong someone should write about it.

I haven’t heard of any cases where it failed.

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Opinions are physical, are they?

jgbsosman, When one chooses a single sentence from a long opinion piece and uses it to attempt to make a point it hardly expresses the points of author of the original “opinion” piece. FYI if you are into reading you will find the whole piece on the URL on the link.

http://www.smirkingchimp.com/print/64784/

btw the article like all who post are as you and I have a merely expressing opinions.

Mairead, opinions are those devised by individuals often based on life experiences, educational experiences who then makes the personal choice of expressing them. You have yours. I have mine and that is exactly what this website encourages. And then there are those who post here such as the “chicken,” who is convinced by his choice of a “mentor,” Chris Hedges, a man he has never met, but reads his opinions, as he is an author who writes his opinions for a living, that no other person nor members should have any other than those of Hedges.

So opinions are physical?

ROTFL, Jimmy. One more responder who appears to be sitting on his brains. :grinning:

Mairead, perhaps like the previous poster it appears you are sitting on your “brain?” :grinning:

To all. Poof I’m departing from this thread and moving to another. Have a great day all.

You were the one that said it, not I.

Straw man argument, classic

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Well put, Andrew! :smile:

Having seen the fireballs as those planes hit the Twin Towers, I have often wondered how that passport survived when the two black boxes didn’t. Those were not standard aeroplane crashes; they were extremely fiery. Just a thought.

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Indeed. Moreover, as someone else asked, why would anyone planning on a technicolor suicide bother to bring the passport in the first place.

Passports found at the Twin Towers, Charlie Hebdo and the site of the latest massacre in France? It will be business cards next!

Or photos of them holding bombs or similar.