Using violence to end violence?

by stuckinarut2 16 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Half banana
    Half banana

    It's a poor state of affairs if an almighty god has to resort to violence to correct the problems with his own creation. It just reflects the Iron Age mentality of the writers of Bible texts who knew that power was only gained from military victory.

  • Nathan Natas
    Nathan Natas

    Violence is seldom the answer. But when it is it’s the only answer.” -- Tim Larkin

  • stuckinarut2

    Spot on Half Banana!

    Great quote Nathan!

  • doubtfull1799

    You'll Be Back lyrics - From the Musical "Hamilton"

    (This is King George singing to the American Colonies)

    You say the price of my love is price you're not willing to pay
    You cry in the tea which you hurled in the sea as you see me go by
    Why so sad?
    Remember we made an arrangement when you went away
    Now you're making me mad.
    Remember despite our estrangement, I'm your man

    You'll be back
    Soon you'll see
    You'll remember you belong to me
    You'll be back
    Time will tell
    You'll remember that I served you well
    Oceans rise, empire fall
    We have seen each other through it all
    And when push comes to shove
    I will send a fully armed battalion to remind you of my love

    You'll be back
    Like before
    I'll fight the fight and win the war
    For your love
    For your grace
    And I'll love you til my dying days
    When you're gone, I'll go mad
    So don't throw away this thing we had
    Cause when push comes to shove
    I will kill your friends and family to remind you of my love
  • stuckinarut2

    Wow Doubtful! That is so freakily accurate!

  • Chook

    Using violence to end unjust violence IS appropriate, those who set out to bring harm to my family might just get to the pearly gates early. I think even the most pacifist would want some retribution for the killing of their children. If you have trouble pulling the trigger think of the victims , I will sleep ok ending their sorry existence for harming my family.

  • stuckinarut2

    Fair point chook.

    But here we are talking about God supposedly violently killing every person who doesn't abide by his "earthly organisation" and become a witness.

    That includes young children and babies....who are hardly violent or dangerous sinners or criminals.

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