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Old 06-05-2007, 07:05 PM   #196
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This may seem like a strange question

But, I ask it to all believers



but please consider it, turn it over in your head a couple of times, and then give me your answer



If you knew that at your physical death, there would be no after life, do you think you might make different choices now?
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Old 06-05-2007, 07:09 PM   #197
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One more question, i don't know if anyone asked this before:

Your opinion on divorce?

I will not touch the topic on abortion, so don't worry.
As a Christian I'd of course go to the Bible on this one, which says it's only a wise option if you're in an abusive relationship or there's infidelity. Then again, it's up to the person. I just watched a clip on cnn.com where Hilary Clinton said her faith got her through Bill's fling with the intern and led her to stay with him. I think that's incredibly honorable.

I don't know where you live, but the divorce rate here in the U.S. is too high. People get married without taking their vows seriously and then without giving it a serious attempt to work things out, i.e. counseling. It's sad and it's just creating more hurt in many cases.
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As far as divorce goes, unless it is because of sexual adultery, I do think it is a sin if it is practiced by those who identify themselves as Christians.
How you think if a woman married a "useless" husband? Should she stay and be a practical widow while she was probably still a virgin, technically?

Or the other way around?

In your opinion, what should they do?
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I wasn't born and raised as a religious person. My parents are both agnostic and although I went to a church at the age of 9, the beliefs of my parents caused constant conflict. As I have read the bible I have come to believe in it more and more..... I do think that the ten commandments address your concerns deep. As far as divorce goes, unless it is because of sexual adultery, I do think it is a sin if it is practiced by those who identify themselves as Christians.


ultimately, while i would challenge your beliefs for the sake of discussion, you don't seem to have any desire to impose them onto others through legislation. it's not for you to tell others how to live, nor is it for you to use government in order for you to see how you choose to live more fully reflected in the laws that govern the country.

and i respect that. such is pluralism.
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This may seem like a strange question

But, I ask it to all believers



but please consider it, turn it over in your head a couple of times, and then give me your answer



If you knew that at your physical death, there would be no after life, do you think you might make different choices now?
So we're assuming there's no God either?
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Old 06-05-2007, 07:12 PM   #201
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No..... because I believe that the commandment make sense. Even if this life were all there was, I think that Jesus' interpretation of the ten commandments...explaining the intent behind them...has provided wisdom worth following. I think that forgiveness is better than revenge. I think that loving is better than hating. I think that thinking about other before oneself is the best way that this world should run.
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As a Christian I'd of course go to the Bible on this one, which says it's only a wise option if you're in an abusive relationship or there's infidelity. Then again, it's up to the person. I just watched a clip on cnn.com where Hilary Clinton said her faith got her through Bill's fling with the intern and led her to stay with him. I think that's incredibly honorable.

I don't know where you live, but the divorce rate here in the U.S. is too high. People get married without taking their vows seriously and then without giving it a serious attempt to work things out, i.e. counseling. It's sad and it's just creating more hurt in many cases.
To be honest coemgen, I had a different view on Hilary Clinton, but that might caused by my parent's marriage problem. And sadly, I was their consultant, and the job started when I was 17. My father had an 10 years long affair, and I could only say that the case finally closed few monthes ago, and I had brought my parents back together again.

But, would they be the same? The answer is no. They rather stay together, because the shared profit is far too high to lose. Especially for the woman.

Does Hilary still loves her husband? Only she could answer this question, hoestly, in a night that no body is around.
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I do think it is a sin if it is practiced by those who identify themselves as Christians.
For both?
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To be honest coemgen, I had a different view on Hilary Clinton, but that might caused by my parent's marriage problem. And sadly, I was their consultant, and the job started when I was 17. My father had an 10 years long affair, and I could only say that the case finally closed few monthes ago, and I had brought my parents back together again.
Wow. So you kept them together? Are they doing OK now?
That says a lot about you to be able to help them work through that.
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Popsadie, can I ask you a favor? Can you use the quote button or somehow let us know who's statement you are answering? Thanks...
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So we're assuming there's no God either?
please keep God

I like God

come on

give my question a try?
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For both?
No, I think it's just the one who does the divorcing.
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No, I think it's just the one who does the divorcing.
Good to know I'm not going to hell.
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Wow. So you kept them together? Are they doing OK now?
That says a lot about you to be able to help them work through that.
While, honestly, I don't know. I couldn't feel it because I wasn't the parties that got hurt in the relationship. I think I just got luck that what the other woman really want is to use the money and power of my father. So...all I could say is carrot + stick strategy really works for all of them.

And you usually won't fight for a divorce when you own marriage lasted almost 30 years for someone that don't even give you the true name, right....
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Good to know I'm not going to hell.
not you

just your Jewish friends
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