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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:36 PM
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Servicemembers baptized at the cradle of civilization
Jesus was not invited into their lives and asked to forgive them because they face the possibility of dying in this stubborn war. The daily rocket and mortar attacks did not anchor that decision for them.

This is such a holy place, a biblical place, said Sgt. Randy Layne, 26, a mechanic with the 158th Aviation Regiment.

It was here between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers the land once known as Mesopotamia that Abraham walked. Some biblical scholars believe the Garden of Eden was in this area.

Layne, in fact, had hoped to be baptized in the waters of the Tigris River, but his request was turned down.

Chaplains agree that the significance of the soldiers reaching their decisions in this place is not related to the ongoing battle between the United States and their allies and the insurgents.

http://www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article...
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DenverDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:43 PM
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1. Jesus is spinning in his grave. . . er, uh, you know what I mean.
The ironies of this story are enough to make one's head explode.
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:58 PM
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2. What bullshit....
If they actually found Jesus, they would have him locked up with electrodes on his nuts.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:20 PM
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DenverDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:13 PM
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5. It offends me because they are indiscriminately killing people
and claiming divine justification.

Somehow, Jesus' concept of agape love does not jibe with that course of action.

The comment was that if a peacemaker liberal like Christ showed up in Iraq he would be sent to Abu Ghraib and tortured with the new amerikkkan standard operating procedures.
It was not a slam on Christ, but on the hypocrites claiming to be "saved" while committing atrocities.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:35 PM
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3. Yeah, after not protecting the archeological sites from
ancient times...

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