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Germany's Protestant Church to send rescue ship to Mediterranean
« on: September 12, 2019, 05:22:25 PM »
https://www.dw.com/en/germanys-protestant-church-to-send-rescue-ship-to-mediterranean/a-50407182

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"It's more than symbolism, it is about taking exemplary action. People will be rescued in the Mediterranean," said Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, head of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD).
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Re: Germany's Protestant Church to send rescue ship to Mediterranean
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2019, 06:17:23 PM »
Protestants contributing to the Islamization of Europe? I’m shocked, shocked I tell you!

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Re: Germany's Protestant Church to send rescue ship to Mediterranean
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2019, 06:48:36 PM »
You shall not oppress the stranger among you, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. (Exodus 22:21, Leviticus 19:33-34)
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Re: Germany's Protestant Church to send rescue ship to Mediterranean
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2019, 12:43:08 AM »
You shall not oppress the stranger among you, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. (Exodus 22:21, Leviticus 19:33-34)

Love, love, LOVE when people quote Leviticus to promote a social cause.

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Re: Germany's Protestant Church to send rescue ship to Mediterranean
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 04:04:55 AM »
You shall not oppress the stranger among you, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. (Exodus 22:21, Leviticus 19:33-34)

Love, love, LOVE when people quote Leviticus to promote a social cause.

There is a risk, especially if the quote doesn't derive from one's own study of the bible but from someone else scanning the biblical text for something that might justify a certain stance, that it becomes somewhat amiss.

The word which is translated as stranger in Biro's bible and guest in NETS, is προσήλυτος in the Old Greek version, and Leviticus 19:33 talks about the case when a guest/stranger "approaches you in your land". To get an idéa of how applicable this is to mass-migration operations in a distant sea, one might counter-quote Matthew 23:15:

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Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte (=guest/stranger), and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

The same word (προσήλυτος) is used in Exodus 22, Leviticus 19 and Matthew 23, and perhaps with the same meaning.

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Re: Germany's Protestant Church to send rescue ship to Mediterranean
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2019, 10:42:50 AM »
I like Leviticus and Ancient Biblical Law . . .
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Re: Germany's Protestant Church to send rescue ship to Mediterranean
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2019, 12:33:41 PM »

Not quoting "Scripture" per se.... however, the Lord did tell us to care for our neighbors, to feed, cloth and care for those in need.... regardless where or who they are.

Who knows.... maybe by showing them a kindness... it might be a first step to converting them to Christianity.

.... and yet.... beware of wolves in sheep's clothing.  Be gentle as doves, but, wise as serpents.  Don't be gullible, but do be merciful.
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Re: Germany's Protestant Church to send rescue ship to Mediterranean
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2019, 01:16:30 PM »
You shall not oppress the stranger among you, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. (Exodus 22:21, Leviticus 19:33-34)

Love, love, LOVE when people quote Leviticus to promote a social cause.

Why not?

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Re: Germany's Protestant Church to send rescue ship to Mediterranean
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2019, 01:37:00 PM »
You shall not oppress the stranger among you, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. (Exodus 22:21, Leviticus 19:33-34)

Love, love, LOVE when people quote Leviticus to promote a social cause.

Why not?

Cut off all homos from the people.  Also, those with tattoos.
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Re: Germany's Protestant Church to send rescue ship to Mediterranean
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2019, 02:29:50 PM »
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Re: Germany's Protestant Church to send rescue ship to Mediterranean
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2019, 07:51:50 PM »
Cut off all homos from the people.  Also, those with tattoos.

Do you mean all people with tattoos?  Did you know that the last czar of Russia had a tattoo of a dragon?

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In the first episode of The Last Czars, a new docuseries about the end of the Romanov dynasty, there's a scene where the camera zeroes in on Nicholas II's arm, revealing a large tattoo.
It's a quick shot, and almost leaves the viewer wondering if there's a chance the actor simply forgot to cover up the dragon on his right forearm. But the truth is that the Emperor of Russia did indeed have some serious ink.
In 1891, several years before he became Czar, Nicholas traveled to Japan. It was a difficult trip for the royal, in which he was the victim of a failed assassination attempt, but he also got a tattoo while he was there, a depiction of a dragon which reportedly took a total of seven hours of work to complete.


https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/a28268390/nicholas-ii-romanov-last-czars-dragon-tattoo/

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Re: Germany's Protestant Church to send rescue ship to Mediterranean
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2019, 10:19:07 PM »
^Read Leviticus.
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Re: Germany's Protestant Church to send rescue ship to Mediterranean
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2019, 01:35:55 AM »
You shall not oppress the stranger among you, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. (Exodus 22:21, Leviticus 19:33-34)

Love, love, LOVE when people quote Leviticus to promote a social cause.

Why not?

Cut off all homos from the people.  Also, those with tattoos.

Not all homos, just those who do homo things. Also, not all who do tattoos do them for the dead which probably had some religious connotations. Don't have a tattoo of Mahakali and you won't be cut off.
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