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Subject: Re: Fr. Robert Plews Laka, Please Answer............


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Cool_Guy1
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Date Posted: Wed, Feb 07 2007, 08:44:20am
In reply to: Corner Man. 's message, "Fr. Robert Plews Laka, Please Answer............" on Thu, Feb 01 2007, 12:55:05pm

where in the bible does it say that tribal fight is a way God uses to get rid of sinners? We arent living the Old testament days when eye for an eye became a norm.

If you are refering to the Israelites, when God fought on their side, winning victories against enemies, then you are mistaken.

Jesus the Son of God came to bring peace, even Prophet Isaiah professied about a saviour who would come to this earth. When he does come, Sheeps and wolf will lye side by side. And the bible was fullfilled when Jesus came and died for us. Jesus died peacefully, he never had any grudges against anyone. He was trying to show us that Peace should prevail, rather than hatred. His first words when he rose from the death were, "Peace be with you".

Now your point of God using tribal fight to rid sinners, does not have any basis in the scripture.

Discipline brings maturity. Knowing how to handle rough and tough situations peacefully makes disciplines a person and in fact mature. So you see, knowing how to solve a problem makes a person more mature.

If you look at a tree that grows at the side of a river. Because of current of the river, it feels threatened, so what it does is make sure it firmly grips the ground where-ever it can find. Current may become stronger, but the tree in its bid to survive adjusts itself by, making sure its root digs in further so that it will still stand. Those tree when you put a axe to it, your axe will bounce back because the trees are toughened by the current.

Problems toughen a person when the person knows how to solve it. Knowing how to solve problems is crucial. If violence becomes a problem solving tool, the person hasnt grown mature but gave into the problem. Almost all tibal fights have peaceful solutions, however, people take the easy way out by Fighting.

This in a way goes deep down to the roots of our tradition and culture where we tend to depend on our immediate relatives for major decisions rather than making decisions based on what we feel is right for us as individuals. Maybe that contributes to the problem of tribal fights.

Now, my point was, the more we give into fighting as a weapon for solving problems, the more chaotic and immature people will become. There are peaceful solutions available. If sought, it makes a society more stable and peaceful.

Cool_Guy1

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Kembol the Klever
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Date Posted: Fri, Feb 09 2007, 08:07:41am

Your sweet Jesus disappears whenever we get together to fight. I never hear him tell us to stop. Where are the missionaries when blood flows? Forget the religion nonsense and get down to basics. Why do we fight? You all have missed this vital point. Use your intelligence and come to grips with this perplexing notion.

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