Did they always? On some occasions we are told of them, but not always. And moreover if the decision depended on their king whose heart was hardened - why all people had to die? They could have tried to live in peace - sometimes they lived together; they had to be slaves for Israelies and then they were slain later or something maybe...Gman wrote:Mad, they didn't just go and wipe out anyone they pleased.. They always offered peace first or gave many warnings before it got nasty.
But isn't our life something different than the law? For example, there was an occasion when someone went too far... someone - a gypsy thief went to someone's house to steal his TV; the person heard him so shot him... now is this self defense? Yes; he wanted to steal a TV - but he could have gotten scared and killed the owner. Instead, the owner shot him. Was he justified? He could have waited... waited... and when the danger of his own life was too great he could have shot. Instead, he shot immediately. It's also true in such situations we are under stress and do stupid things... Also, would for example trying to kill Hitler - what did happen but failed - be considered murder or self defense? They knew killing him would be a way to stop the war... and also knew he personally may not have killed anyone...Gman wrote:There are corporate laws that are set to protect the innocent. That being said, we shouldn't take the law into our own hands. If we do we fall under judgment.
Yes that is... but isn't it also a big deed if we do it? I know once a priest was also talking about it - preaching... e.g. when a mother has a choice - lose her child or lose her life, if she decides to die but for her child it's a huge deed of love. Now there are some people here I guess who would risk their lives - only are not given the right circumstances.Gman wrote: That is what Christ did for us... no?
Gman wrote:I don't think anyone would be *lucky* in any war... I think war is frowned on by God or any country..
yes i know but you know what i meant... u cannot choose your side really. You can be lucky if you happen to survive e.g. 5 yrs of fighting without any injury. Or you can fight/do some military mission all right for half a yearand then die 50 km before you are home because your helicopter crashes (something that actually happened... ).
By that i meant that basically you should not consider whether you are evil or good according to the side you fight for. And that you hope to win regardless you are on the bad on good side. It would be wrong to judge all Germans as bad because they fought for a bad cause, and regard all others as good because they fought agains the "bad". You fight for what you have been predestined for... (or not?). Similarly today - you don't choose whether you are born Iraqi or American. it does not only apply to war, but also views, culture, religion etc. You fight for whom you are supposed to. And that soldiers should not be blamed for fighting "the good" people - they also fight for their lives. And a cause they cannot choose.Gman wrote:Mad, I'm not sure what you are saying here.. Can you be more specific?