A crisis of conscience

@p1kef1sh (45647)
January 4, 2009 7:28am CST
"An enemy of Israel is an enemy of God". Discuss. No diatribes about religion please. Is this statement true and what does it mean?
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I think it has alot to do with God and the bible. It has alot to do with God and his thought and beliefs of Israel. there should be peace without the violence.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
8 Jan 09
Thank you Steph.
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@dawnald (84156)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jan 09
It means that somebody believes God is on Israel's side. Some people will differ on that opinion, naturally.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
5 Jan 09
Thank you Dawn.
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@bhanusb (5709)
• India
5 Jan 09
"An enemy of Israel is an enemy of God"-this utterance is most fanatical.God is not the sole property of anybody.To crush the Hamas the Israelies are killing innocent babies and women.Is it the act of the friends of God or enemy?I think the friehds of God can't do this.Only the enemy can.You rightly said it's a crisis of conscience.Thank you.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
5 Jan 09
Thank you Bhansub.
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
5 Jan 09
The statement is incorrect. What has God got to do with Israel or any other country? Both sides argue that God is on their side. This has always been the case in war. Everyone claims to be right but if there really is a God then how come he is in favour of killing innocents. War is about men not God. This war is about land no matter how much both sides argue that they are working for God.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
5 Jan 09
Thank you Sharra.
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@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
5 Jan 09
Sir, sir ... pick me, PICK ME! Not. *Guybrush hiding under desk so as NOT to have to answer the reely, reely hard question ...*
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
5 Jan 09
Thank you Guy.
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@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
16 Dec 10
no, I don't think so LOL the God that I know, does not pick a favorite among creations I don't know which god that statement is referring to but doesn't seem like the Prime creator to me
@p1kef1sh (45647)
17 Dec 10
I agree. There is Only one God but (too) many religions!
• Canada
22 Nov 10
As far as I am concerned, the extremeists of any religion would say that an enemy of theirs is an enemy to God. Didn't George W. Bush basically say the same thing after 9/11 when he said people were either with them, or with the terrorists?
@p1kef1sh (45647)
22 Nov 10
I think that he did. He sleeps easy he says.
@neuronic (242)
• Japan
5 Jan 09
I'll put this clear and blunt as possible. First of all, Israel is American colony, or at least institutionalized country from the USA. If, thus, enemy of God is enemy of Israel, it is also an enemy of the SuperGod the USA who are playing this game. Plus, which god are you referring to exactly?
@p1kef1sh (45647)
5 Jan 09
Thank you Neuronic.
• India
5 Jan 09
This depends on your beliefs. If you really believe in the OT, you will believe that the children of Israel aka the Hebrews aka the Jews are the chosen people of God. Since they are God's pet race, their enemies are God's enemies. You want my personal opinion? All this is absolute BS. Cheers and happy Mylotting
@p1kef1sh (45647)
5 Jan 09
Thank you Positive.
@ronaldinu (12454)
• Malta
4 Jan 09
Are you referring to the Israeli-Palestinean question? I have seen a banner carried out by a young palestinean boy : America = Israel = Nazi. I do think that the international community has to do a lot more than it is doing towards the Israeli Palestinean war. Too much blood shed has been spread for nothing. (c) ronaldinu 2009 - the more people I meet-the more I love my dog
@p1kef1sh (45647)
4 Jan 09
Thank you Ronaldinu.
4 Jan 09
Hi p1key, I don't think that statement is true, and their war has nothing to do with God, its their pig headed greedybessn and using religion as an excuse for many years, I wish they would pack it in as all the innocent people are getting hurt and killed, it is senseless.n Hugs. Tamar xxx
@p1kef1sh (45647)
4 Jan 09
Thank you Tamara. XXX
@kerriannc (4282)
• Jamaica
4 Jan 09
In the olden days Israel was God chosen persons and it was like doing things to them, then you are doing it also to God. To me it was like a parent who has a favourite child and if anyone attack this child you are attacking the parent as well.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
4 Jan 09
Thank you Kerri.
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
4 Jan 09
Not true. I am spiritual, but not religious. Few weeks ago I was involved in very nice conversation with Jehovah witness. No, he didn't want me to join Jehovah. He told me that we have "many Gods". Per his statement, there are many Gods, not just one. I have heard the same statement from someone who graduated fro theology and is teaching religion in Catholic school. I am very confused with every single religion, but what religion has to do with nationality? And how many Gods do we have? Is enemy if Italy or Spain (higher percentage of Catholics) equal enemy of Jesus? This is something I will never understand. You can not mix nationality with religion. I have many Jewish friends, but I don't think they ever agree with such statement. Regardless the question how many gods can we have, in my mind, we have one God or higher spirit that loves all of us. Because God means peace for me, we should not have enemy at all, but it has nothing to do with nationality.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
4 Jan 09
Thank you Polachicago.
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
4 Jan 09
This is something that I have always heard but I am so ignorant on things of this matter that I couldn't really make any intelligent comments.. I am a christian and I do try to live my life as one but I don't know as much about things like this as maybe I should.. I will be very interested in reading your responses..
@p1kef1sh (45647)
4 Jan 09
Thank you Donna.