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James Thomas Rook Jr.

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  1. My wife just fixed me some popcorn ... I think I will just sit back and watch this one ....
  2. 4J; You need to go back, and carefully read what you have written. It is ENTIRELY based on false assumptions, and on how you FEEL surely what must be the case.. Just as an interesting aside .... not related to my trying to answer the the question of "Why ... ?", is that the development of atomic energy to make an atomic bomb contributed more to medical technology, by a factor of at least 100 to 1, than the human cost of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, since 1945. Every hospital in America, and my cardiologist, uses radioactive materials to diagnose and treat, and often cure disease of every sort. She gets canisters of short lived radioactive material every morning from a Pharmacy that daily creates and dispenses radioactive materials, because their half-lives are so short, by late afternoon, they are expended.
  3. ...if you keep your left thumb on the edge of your monitor, as you read ... you will not lose your place.
  4. Again ... we are talking about two ENTIRELY different things. OF COURSE it was not a righteous trial. OF COURSE Jesus did not get Justice. You live in a fantasy world of fantasy expectations. Jehovah God does not. That is why when considering the foibles, and limitations of all secular society ... he does NOT consider warfare to be the same as first degree premeditated murder. What I am trying to figure out is exactly WHY? I think it is a fair statement that you need to catch up on your reading or pay attention to what I have ALREADY said, which makes your indignant comments superfluous and immaterial.
  5. Jesus willingly walked into a known death trap ... but it was constructed by the Jews, and sprung by the Romans after an unfair trial .... but it was a legal trial ... and it was done by the Roman government having military occupation of Israel.
  6. It seems that here James is, in his two SEPARATE sentences .... referring to murder in one case.... and fighting and waging war as being something different. That makes sense to me, as all the examples in the Bible show the same thing ... as well as that being the understanding of the entire civilized world's sovereign governments. Further, Jesus was executed after a trial by a sovereign government, and it is NEVER referred to him as having been " murdered ".. . anywhere ... by anybody .... ever.
  7. Hmmmmmmm.... that brings up an interesting question ... for those angelic forces that war against God ... are there any mortal casualties on either side ... or is it just a big shoving match? If two angels fight ... does one get killed and the other perhaps only seriously wounded? It seems to me that the term "war" would result in massive casualties ( ... that means DEAD, for those in Rio Linda ...) on at least one side, and possibly BOTH sides ... otherwise it would not be a war at all. Here is where I might insert a joke about them ripping each others' feathers out .... but I will refrain.
  8. CC: EVERYTHING you said in the above post is true .... but is completely beside the point ... and completely misses the POINT of the discussion. It is similar to me asking why automobiles are manufactured in the United States ... and you give a dissertation of the nitrogen cycles of various soil conditions, optimized for corn production... all interesting discussions, and somewhat related as to whether of not corn will grow well, but all the verbiage, charts and graphs, and stuff, related to corn. have NOTHING to do with the question of car manufacture ! NOTHING you have said above ... NOTHING WHATSOEVER, has anything at all to do with answering the ONLY question I brought up... "WHY .... doesn't Jehovah God consider warfare ... murder?" My best guesses looking at how Jehovah has acted, what He has done, and what He has said about BOTH types of homicide, show that he DOES NOT view them the same way There are irrefutable facts, that can be directly observed, from the Biblical record. What I am trying to codify, and correctly understand ...is NOT what ... that can be clearly seen ... what I want to know is ... WHY? I want to Grok. THAT is my agenda. Your agenda appears to be to defend something that was NOT disparaged, completely off topic.
  9. Arauna: You misapply what I am saying in every way. I am not saying that warfare is acceptable for Christians .... I am saying that to the best of my knowledge ... warfare is NOT considered by God to be murder. That is my best guess looking at how Jehovah has acted, what He has done, and what He has said about BOTH types of homicide. There are irrefutable facts, that can be directly observed. What I am trying to codify, and correctly understand ...is NOT what ... that can be clearly seen ... what I want to know is ... WHY? I want to Grok.
  10. ... and they have rendered a comprehensive judgment, which is being fought, tooth-and-nail.
  11. Apparently you do not understand Scripture enough to FIND ONE that states whether or not Jehovah specifically views warfare as murder, or not. remember the original question I posed? "WHY .... doesn't Jehovah God consider warfare ... murder?" Try THIS principle on for size: Jehovah engages in warfare. If I am right, Jehovah is NOT a murderer. If you are right, Jehovah IS a murderer.
  12. Micky has another dog friend that walks, talks, wears clothes, and white gloves ....... what's with that? That's just Goofy!
  13. CC: HINT: It's a YES, or NO answer ... followed by a SPECIFIC Scriptural reference, not a "Buzz Scripture", or a nebulous collection of "Buzz Scriptures", and somewhat related, but not to the point ideas. Comment: I agree Jehovah never murdered anyone ... but He HAS PARTICIPATED IN WARFARE; Either you get it ...or you don't. Apparently .... you don't. Test Score: ZERO
  14. I disagree with you CC , because if warfare is murder ... then Jehovah sanctioned murder in the wars the Jews fought, and at Armageddon will murder those executed, making Him a murderer. You can't have it both ways. Might you happen to have a clear and unambiguous Scripture that supports your cultural tradition based personal opinion? I mean ... one that specifically states, one way or the other that Jehovah does ... or does not ... consider warfare to be the moral equivalent of murder? HINT: It's a YES, or NO answer ... followed by a SPECIFIC Scriptural reference, not a "Buzz Scripture", or a nebulous collection of "Buzz Scriptures".
  15. 4J: Although I try to live my life according to Bible Standards, I am a Barbarian at heart. When I get a sheet of bubble wrap packed with something I ordered, I will pop the plastic bubbles one at a time, visualizing with a big grin Snowflakes, Progressives, and Liberals, and "spiritual" peoples' heads exploding, trying to understand the REAL world. Entertainment is where you find it!
  16. In the Fifth Grade, I was 12 years old .... and Mrs. Thoms used to read stories to our class, which I remembered as "Arthur, the Vacillating Rat" (first he goes this way ... then he goes that .. poor Arthur could never make up his mind.") The English are somewhat like that ... If the Nazis had marched in backwards to merry old England, they might have thought they were leaving. If someone MERELY steals, or destroys your home and resources ... you may DIE of starvation, hardship, exposure and disease. They are MERELY killing you more slowly.
  17. So, JJJ.... um ... what was predicted in 2014 that did not happen, and what is SUPPOSED to happen that "we" predicted to happen in 2033? I musta been asleep about those two.
  18. "According to many experts"? What does THAT mean? WHO in particular? What are they experts OF? What exactly makes these anonymous people experts? The "People of the World" were what? .... about 7 Billion back in 2005? How many copies of the Awake! actually got into the hands of 7 billion people, who ACTUALLY READ THEM, and even then ... WHAT COULD THEY HAVE DONE ABOUT IT?? .... my guess is nothing whatsoever. It's like me ... if I heard that Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles, carrying 100 megaton yield Hydrogen Bombs MIGHT hit my home town someday in the future, as we have been 70 years and more since the World was engaged in an atomic (albeit one sided) war. What could I do about it? NOTHING !!!! Disregarding the publications TOTAL lack of credibility in foreseeing the future, even a blind pig, once in a great while, will find SOMETHING to eat..

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