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 Is religion bringing us together or dividing us? (14)

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Is religion bringing us together or dividing us?

Need some pros and cons for grade 5 students to put up a strong debate. They are slated for a debate competition mid-November 2016.
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First of all, you can not lump all religions together. There are huge differences between religions when it comes to love and forgiveness in the Christian faith, versus hate and revenge in other religions.

The Christian faith teaches us to love even our enemies.

The Quaran teaches people to kill their enemies and the unbelievers.

The Christian faith tries to have love and compassion for all people, while others try to divide and conqueor as we see with Islamic terrorism.

The people who are truly dividing America into political correct groups, are Progressives in the Democrat party.

With every instance of a Black man being shot by a police officer, those in the Democrat party instantly stir up divisive race rhetoric, even before the evidence of the case has been shown.

We then see the riots in the streets as a result of this constant political race bating.

Have you noticed how some people are now refusing to stand up for our national anthem because of all this divisive race rhetoric from those on the Left? These things are a direct result of this bating rhetoric being created by those in the Democrat party trying to keep the Black vote.

This nation is more divided today then when our nation's Christian symbols were not being attacked and censored from our public lands, all under the lie of the so called "separation of Church and state".

As we separate the very mention of moral values, born from our Christian heritage, this nation is becoming more and more divided.

When our Christian heritage was lifed up as good for America, and our families were not so broken with millions of children having no fathers at home, we were a much more united people.

The divisions in America today are purely political and has little to do with religion.

I truly believe that the politics of the Left are designed to pit American against American to garner votes for their party.

Left wing politics is forcing division between Americans by forcing every State to change their marriage laws.

Left wing politics are now even forcing every pubic school to allow boys in our daughter's bathrooms.

Left wing politics has actually sued Churches to allow gay Sunday school teachers.

Left wing politics has sued private Christian family owned businesses, to cater gay weddngs and other things that go against their faith.

Leftwing politics has tried to force Catholic Churhes to pay for abortions and birth control.

Leftwing politics has now made it legal for no restriction abortions of viable late term Babies for any reason. These radical progressive issues create divisions in our nation.

Leftwing politics is attacking our 2nd Amendment gun rights.

These are all politcally divisive issues and mandates against our nation's freedoms, and every Americans right to life.

There in lies the divisions in our nation. It has arisen from a secular progressive bigotry againt many of our nation's freedoms.

You will now see the progressive stalkers on this site(who follow and fear my every word) swoop down to this debate because they are the divisive people I speak of. They will do all in their power to attack and divide anyone with a Conservative opinion.

Anticon(1) Disputed
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First of all all I have herd from conservatives is how much Muslim's attacked us ( Remember 911 ) all the time . They say it was an attack on Christianity .Only to claim that was only an attack on there religion. When it was an attack on all Americans of all faith an attack on the American way of life. .Donald Rumsfeld's religious memos sent out to Amarican soldiers during the IRAQ invasion was nothing less then promoting another great crusade . The world dose not evolve around Christians.Christians don't believe in forgiving they believe invasion on a country that had nothing to do with 911 . George Bush was in better perspective was Captain Ahab and 911 was his great white whale Moby dick.did he catch Osama Ben laden?

FromWithin(8240) Disputed
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I can't have debate with a person who says the Iraq war was built around Christians wagng a Crusade. LOL

You must be a bigot to go out of your way to blame Christianity for that war. GET REAL!

Your first statement was correct when it comes to Islamic terrorists attacking America. Like I said, you can't blame ALL religion for the actions of some religions.

Even the attacks from terrorists on our nation has NOTHING to do with our divisions in this nation.

IT'S ALL THE POLITICS OF DIVISION TO GARNER VOTES...PERIOD!

KNHav(1957) Disputed
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I don't think the chant of 911 was "attack on Christianity"

Attack on American values and freedom, Attack on support

of Israel from genocide.

And defense of women's rights, and civilized negotiations, and against severity of Islam in the force of religion by inhumane treatment, imprisonment, and death unjustified by extreme religion, and it's different in opposite proportions to Christianity.

As seen throughout history ,as in Catholocism against the Biblical Christian, and Hitler against Jews. And its crazy not to see God in the center with His people the center of focus from the whole world, and has always been.

Then to have the Bible to confirm it everyday. Consistency,

and with Constance of message. Your foolish to ignore the signs!

Prophesy line upon line in order prophesy fulfilled in order

of Pretoria order, pre-written history. By names, dates, nations, events, people, times, generations. All pre-told to every jot

and tittle.

Prophesies of Christ fulfilled

Bible codes found in verses that go beyond coincidence! And found in the simplest forms, showing it without striving and twisting.

All languages point to YHWY

TORH --》TORH --》YHWH 《-- HROT 《-- HROT

Jesus perched on our universal timeline, dating everything by Him on the Timeline BC and AD

Pi and e - Math rules found in 1:1 of Genesis and of John.

Which are both in 1st verses, not even hidden deep in

chapters, right there sitting on the top, "in the beginning!"

And then all confirmations of purpose and oneness of purpose. Showing Divine signature and authorship.

And even sciences, seen in our principle beliefs, and plainly stated in the Bible texts. Everything from blackhole, to light properties and light speed, to finite universe with a beginning,

to imploding stars, to dimensions of realities, to the macrocosm and even more mind blowing the microcosm!

God is confirmed and so is His Word! Over and over and

over to infinity confirmed. Somehow an Eternal Author wrote eternity into Words, to be given as understanding to children born again into son-ship and daughter-ship, so as Christians

are born again, and he writes His Word on our Hearts and our Minds.

The Mind of Christ, and His Holy Spirit within us, and His Word, which is the "Sword of Truth" all these things show us the many dimensions of Eternity.

God's hand wrote words, but given understanding by His Spirit, and knowledge in the mind of Christ within us, we can see eternity in His Word, We see Him in His Word, We know Him by His Word.

Those who were burned alive and martyred by devouring

lions, and stoning, and many atrocities against fellow man.

Evil of man. Found in many forms. Islam and atrocities like

9/11 are just a black cauldron of all evils, with the many faces

of evil.

And its society who wages war against God and His people, Christians and Jews. But we would tell you Biblically the middle east dilemma is centered on Israel. "A cup of trembling"

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Zechariah 12 King James Version (KJV)

1 The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him

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2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.

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3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

... .....

Ephesians 6

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to

stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the

darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that

ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done

all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall

be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the

Spirit, which is the word of God:

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the

Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I

may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of

the gospel,

2 points

Well of course it is!

Light vs Dark

Truth vs Deception

Wheat vs Tares

Sheep vs Goats

Wise Builders vs Foolish Builders

Ready Virgins Waiting for the Bridegroom vs Unready Virgins

Good Shepherd vs Thieves that Break In and Steal

Abel vs Cain

Seth vs Cain

Noah vs Currupted Violent Mankind

Isaac vs Ishmael

The Golden Rule vs Self Exaltation and Selfish Satisfaction

Etc etc etc!

So yes! Religion separates and divides.

He brought to earth a sword. He is dividing all things to the core of our world.

And that sword divides. When it divides to the lowest divisible, we all become one with our choice.

Dividing into two at our very intention of heart. Dividing to eternal life, or to cast away to eternal death, outer darkness to the common grave of the many unnamed fools.

But to those who are His, He knows each one by name. Written in the Lamb's book of life. Even the hair of our head, DNA, God knows each one of us by our hair and by our name.!

Matt 10

32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.

37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.

42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

This is a good explanation of why the government pushes secularism so hard-

http://youtu.be/5sEZmMeH96Q

Rockbiter tells us about the Atheist god-

http://youtu.be/CrG-lsrXKRM

Atheism is dividing us, yes, and they want us to believe in? THIS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrG-lsrXKRM

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This is an important question that has been asked many times. I believe that religion helps bring us together. Almost every religion supports peace and unity. Also, religion helps give everyone a common viewpoint.

Rakesh_R_A(7) Disputed
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Bullshit..............................................................

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one point, eleven words. Religion always brought people together, todays media are bringing us apart.

Religion . Christianity, islam , Judaism

are all about love and acceptation.

But todays media and society is just hatred,unloyalty, nothing about being equal, you are either, rich and accepted, or religious and poor.

Just my point of view, everyone looks up to and admire, atheist who preaches about their being no god and if you believe you are to believe your abnormal, women in islam can't walk around with a headscarf, just the other day a womens Christian cross necklace was pulled off her neck.,

in todays day, we are not aloud to believe in anything or have a opinion if the media doesn't accept of it.

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Those who believe it more ,divides us .Those who not brings us together.