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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    Then you have more in common with Muslims than you do with decent people.
    Judge not lest ye be judged, jackwagon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcd View Post
    Judge not lest ye be judged, jackwagon.
    You should really understand that before you quote it.
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    I'll only sing when the whole misbegotten religion is stamped out along with their followers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Prager addresses this point in his column:
    Nearly all cited the Book of Proverbs: “When your enemy falls, do not rejoice, and when he stumbles, let your heart not exult.”

    And the rabbis all cited the famous rabbinic legend from the Talmud: “When the Egyptians were drowning in the Sea of Reeds, the angels wanted to sing. But God said to them, ‘The work of my hands is drowning in the sea, and you want to sing?’”

    On the other hand, the Book of Proverbs also states, “When the wicked perish, there is joyful song.” And the Talmud also states, “When the wicked perish from the world, good comes to the world.”

    So what is one to make of these seemingly contradictory sentiments?

    They are not in fact contradictory.

    God may chastise angels for singing at the drowning of the Egyptian army. But God does not chastise Moses and the Children of Israel for singing at the Egyptians’ drowning. People are not angels, and they not expected to be.

    Second, it is indeed inappropriate to celebrate the fall of one’s personal enemy; it is quite another not to celebrate the fall of evil individuals. Therefore, the two Proverbs citations are not contradictory. One proverb is about personal enemies, the other is about evil individuals. The vast majority of our personal enemies — from a difficult boss to a betraying friend — are not necessarily evil people. Therefore we should not exult at their downfall. And the vast majority of the truly evil are not our personal enemies. Bin Laden was not my personal enemy; he harmed neither me nor anyone I knew. But he was the enemy of all that is good on earth.
    I don't believe that they were singing so much at the drowning of the Egypts as they were for God saving them. The interpretation that Prager is using is one of many. I tend to side with the one that best fits in with the entire context of Scripture. Based on Christ's teaching I believe that the interpretation that I am using is the safest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    Then you have more in common with Muslims than you do with decent people.
    Bollocks. You're talking thru your ass, G.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    I'll only sing when the whole misbegotten religion is stamped out along with their followers.
    God will stamp them out when they have served His purpose, whatever that may be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    You should really understand that before you quote it.
    As should you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hampshirebrit View Post
    Bollocks. You're talking thru your ass, G.
    How do you figure? You just described behaving in a manner similar to the behavior of the Muslims and implied that you would enjoy it.

    What I happy that Bin Laden was killed? Yes. Did it inspire me to dance in the streets? No. I reserve that for more important things. Besides, your an atheist so what does it matter? He has returned to the nothingness from wince he came.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    God will stamp them out when they have served His purpose, whatever that may be.
    LOL. :D:D

    Wait a sec ... you really think that, don't you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcd View Post
    As should you.
    Being a minister, I think that I do. At least I've studied it quite a bit. What do you feel it means?
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