should we love terrorist???

Indonesia
June 18, 2009 12:56am CST
hm.....i dont know. this is a dilemma.
6 responses
@John4Christ (1598)
• India
18 Jun 09
Well I don't hate terrorists because they don't have a face, but i certainly condemn them........i think they have no right to kill thousands of people in one go and i would certainly not speak high or sing praises for them, they say they do this for their religion, but i wonder which god would ever tell them to kill people and if that god literally does then there is something wrong with that religion......its really a sad thing......I think we should leave them upto god and he will judge them accordingly.....
• Indonesia
18 Jun 09
if u mean the moslems, so should we love them???
• United States
19 Jun 09
To clarify, it is not the general Muslim religion that believes they are being charged to kill "infidels." It is one sect of that religion. Similar to the Christian religion which has a variety of branches (protestant, baptist, southern baptist, etc.) who do not all adhere to the same principles (generally, yes but there are some that believe in far more rigid interpretations of God's Word). The same goes for all religions, there are group within them that take far more rigid interpretations of their doctrine. So, to say that there is something wrong with the Muslim religion is a difficult statement, seeing as a person from another religion, if exposed only to the branches of Christianity that believe in a more rigid interpretation of the Word, could say the same about Christianity.
• United States
20 Jun 09
When the Bible talks about love, as in love your neighbor, it's not talking about an emotion; it's talking about being loyal to, or do unto the other as you'd have them do unto you. So, yes, we should love the terrorist. However, I don't think we should be wimps toward terrorists. They should have to pay for their misdeeds.
• United States
19 Jun 09
Okay.... after reading each of responses it seems that most people agree that we are to love everyone. I agree with this to an extent. I believe that love comes in many, many forms. I do not love my husband the way that I love my mother, my son, my best friend, or my God. There are many different types and ways to love. Do I pray for the terrorists? YES!!!!!! Always! Does this mean that I love them? I believe that, in a way, it does. If I did not love them in some way, I would not care enough about them to pray for them. God does command us to love our neighbor. Does this mean the person who live next door or the person who live halfway around the world? I think it means both. By showing our neighbor (which I believe to mean fellow man) love we demonstrate to them a small part of what God has shown us. We do not have to condone their actions, beliefs, or ideas. We simply should show them love, respect and kindness. We should be there as a witness to them, ready to lead them to Christ if they find that path. If we do not love them before they come to Christ, how are we to truly love them if they choose to become our brothers or sisters in Christ?
@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
19 Jun 09
The Answer to that question is in the New Testament in the book of Luke chapter 10 verses 26 thru 37. It is the story of the Good Samaritan. Jesus did not teach that we are supposed to love everyone. Love thy neighbor as thy self but Jesus made it very clear that all people are not our neighbor. We are not supposed to try to accept people's sinful ways and love them anyway. We are supposed to reject sinful ways and stay clear of them. You cannot spend a lot of time around sinful people without picking up some of their ways of thinking. Art
• United States
18 Jun 09
Love the person for that person was born of this earth, does not mean we have to love the person for what they do. Love them for they are, not what they have chosen to do, we are not to judge, if we do, we judge ourself.
@med889 (5958)
18 Jun 09
To love everyone is said we should do but the question you asked is very good as it brings some dilemma as to whether we should love people who hurt others and treat them as equal! I love everyone but people who hurt others without a reason or with a reason then I cannot say that I love them equally because I cannot see both equally though we are said to treat everyone equal in life.