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Debate Score:10
Arguments:8
Total Votes:12
Ended:12/30/11
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You were for or against Kaddafi’s policy?

It is still not clear was Kaddafi’s policy correct.

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Side Score: 6
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Side Score: 4
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I sympathise with this position but i hesitate to lavish praise on Gaddafi who was undoubtably a tyrant, still though he was a tyrant who provided free healthcare, and education to third level, and im not sure if the new regime is really going to be better

Side: For
1 point

I think that Kaddafi's policy was correct because he as a president made a lot of really good things to his country. One of it he closed NATO's military bases. Only at Muammar negro of the south of Libya have found the human rights. I think that he was a victim of imperealists plot.

Side: For
2 points

Funny that those on the LEFT who bashed the Bush administration for waterboarding now support the actions of a tyrant and dictator...a man who killed thousands upon thousands of his own people. That's the LEFT for ya.

He was executed because he was evil in the eyes of his own people.

Was justice served? It was for the people who had to live with him I suppose.

Side: Against
garry77777(1794) Disputed
1 point

Nobody on the left think s that way, thats how you chose to interpret it with your incredibly small mind.

Side: For
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So are you disagreeing with Romans 13:1-4

Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.

Are you still a Christian?

Side: AGAINST
churchmouse(328) Disputed
1 point

So if the president of the country said go kill your boss...you would do it? I should anything and everything my country tells me to do? No

As for Romans 13...God does say that we have a responsiblity to our government. Heaven is not the only place that we have citizenship. We have citizenship in our countries. But if there is a conflict between the two our first responsiblity is to the Lord. We live in a day when evil is called good and good called evil. The scriptures show that Paul when talking to a younger preacher (1 Tim 2:1-3) said that for all men we should make supplications, intercessions and prayers. That includes our leaders. But that we should live a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty and that doing that was right in the eyes of the Lord.

fThe kingdoms of this world belong to Satan even though God is still in control. Injustice and corruption are found in every government on earth. What I am getting at is this. Well let me give this example from the scriptures.

Uzziah the king of Judah died and Isaiah was upset and discouraged. He had been a good king and Isaiah thought the government would disinegrate after he was gone. So Isaiah went into the temple into Gods presence and he saw the Lord sitting upon the throne. God was there. Uzziah was dead but God was not. The allegiance of the believer is to the that throne. And his relationship to his government is submission. Anyone resisting the authority is resisting the ordinance of God...and will be judged by God. You can stand on the scriptures, you can oppose the evils of the government but if push comes to shove and you are arrested...you must submit to authorities. Paul submitted...but still did what was right. Submission does not mean you must sin against God. We as believers have a godly duty to oppose evil. We can't be apart of it even if its our own government. We have to be very aware of what is going on especially with people who want to change it.

Jesus was crucified under Pilate, James killed by Herod and Nero killed Paul. None resisted but did what was right and godly. None of these men tried to change the government...or to change society really. They showed the Gospel. For it is the gospel that is the power of God unto salvation of the individual. By their submission they showed the Light of God and the emptiness and corruption of those that killed them...and the countries they governed.

On a personal note....how does this verse affect me? I am commanded by God to spread the gospel and I am commanded by God to obey the law.

I know abortion is ungodly and a sin. I would love to trespass on PP and go beyond where the law says I must stand. But our laws prevent me from doing this and I follow the law. And if I did break the law I would submit to authorities and go willingly. I must like this verse says...do what is good.

The authorities will be judged by God, their power will come back to haunt them. You know there is nothing wrong with government...its the people in power positions that are corrupt.

I might think Obama is corrupt and unworthy to hold the office but I am still to respect the OFFICE. It's like being in the military and having to salute an officer you can't stand. You salute the uniform. God says we must respect those in authority.

You ask am I a Christian? You better believe I am. And I agree with Romans

Side: For