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Is this what the Opposition to Trump want?

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by James4Christ 777, Mar 26, 2020 at 1:42 AM.

  1. James4Christ 777

    James4Christ 777 New Member

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    Social distancing forever ? Persecuctions over status of disease, churches closed forever , no social interactions. It seems some want a 1984 technocratic society that locked down permentely , they already attacked Christ by canceling Pascha / Easter

    We’re not going back to normal
     
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  2. Ricky M

    Ricky M Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We were told thousands of years ago where this world is headed. We shouldn't be surprised to see it happening.
     
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  3. Tanj

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    What are you talking about. Why would anyone want social distancing forever? The article you linked says its not going to happen. Have you read 1984? THere's nothing in there about social isolation either. Who is this "they" that "attacked Christ" and who the heck cancelled Easter?
     
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  4. Allandavid

    Allandavid Well-Known Member

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    Oh good grief...!

    Just a little overreaction do you think...?

    And , before you mention 1984, you might want to examine the Orwellian behaviour of one D.Trump...
     
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  5. High Fidelity

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    You are overreacting, massively.

    These are temporary measures, as observed in many places around the world currently, to protect people from unnecessarily dying during this pandemic.

    Things will return to normal in 8-12 weeks when the worst has passed and health systems can cope with new cases as they occur.

    This is nothing to do with politics. This is nothing to do with attacking Jesus or any other religious icon in other countries where the same measures have, are or will be implemented.

    If you want to risk killing others because you aren't happy being inconvenienced for a few weeks, well, it paints a pretty clear picture about you I'm afraid.
     
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  6. High Fidelity

    High Fidelity Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Oh, pray tell the mental gymnastics routine required to arrive at the conclusion connecting your assertion to a pandemic that has nothing to do with politics or faith?
     
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  7. driewerf

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    So the whole world, from China, Spain, France, Italy, Australia, India, Israel etc are all in opposition with Trump?
     
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  8. SkyWriting

    SkyWriting The Librarian Supporter

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    Well...somebody is anyway. Guess who.

    China Reopens 500-Plus Movie Theaters As Coronavirus .
    deadline.com › 2020/03 › china-movie-theaters-open-500-international...
    3 days ago - As the number of new cases of the coronavirus shows signs of abating in China, a smattering of cinemas re-opened in a handful of provinces
     
  9. lasthero

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    Easter isn’t cancelled. You can still celebrate it, you just can’t go to church.
     
  10. Kentonio

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    You think god would prefer you to ignore a pandemic which he's given you plentiful tools for dealing with, and instead just sit and let vast numbers of people die because you don't want to miss an annual celebration?
     
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  11. Hazelelponi

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    And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.

    And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins
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    Good Friday and Easter is major and the entire faith revolves around it, it's not just any celebration. Christmas is common, not Easter.

    This disease isn't as virulent like Ebola and other far more deadly diseases are, but it is highly contagious and the concern of the healthcare community is to not overwhelm the hospitals and doctors with too large an influx of patients all at once.

    Stop panicking. If people in this free country decide they must do something for themselves or their faith, then it's on them... if you don't think it's right, then stay home.

    See how easy it is?
     
  12. Hazelelponi

    Hazelelponi Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I do think people are confused with what the goal is... the goal isn't to necessarily to prevent the spread, the goal is to control it so the healthcare system isn't overwhelmed...
     
  13. Kentonio

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    No, its not 'on them'. It's a pandemic, if you get the virus then you're not just risking your own safety, you're risking the safety of all the people around you. Even touching a door handle could leave contamination that passes onto another unsuspecting person. It's not freedom, its selfishness.

    As for Easter, if you really think Jesus would care more about an annual festival of remembrance than about actually caring for sick and vulnerable people, then you must have read a very different bible to me.
     
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  14. Tiberius Lee

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    Trump and trump supporter are always irrational. but now they are beyond irrational. To them entire world, all American who doesn’t like Trump conspired against Trump so much that everyone would rather take down entire world just to stick it to Trump. There is no logic remain that can convince them otherwise. It is a complete waste of time to convince them otherwise.
     
  15. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    Who canceled Easter?
     
  16. grasping the after wind

    grasping the after wind That's grasping after the wind

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    There's nothing in 1984 about social isolation? Perhaps your thinking of Animal Farm instead of 1984?
     
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  18. expos4ever

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    This is not right. It is highly embarrassing to me, as a Christian, that, in this thread and others, we have several Christians who appear to think it is OK for them to go out unnecessarily into social settings while the majority of atheists are promoting responsible, community-minded behavour.

    The argument of my fellow Christians, absurd though it obviously is, is that other people can 'stay home'.

    Here are at least two obvious problems with this:

    1. Even if it were realistic to expect the rest of us to barricade ourselves in our homes and never venture out for necessities, it is deeply inconsiderate to effectively force us to do so because you (the Christians I am referring to) want to go out.

    2. It is practically impossible for many people to 'stay home' all the time - we need food and medicine! And as we venture out, we may well cross paths with you - the person who is exercising their 'right' to go out and socialize with others.

    It is not 'on them' - it is on all of us.
     
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  19. Aryeh Jay

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    They did. They are always doing things like that.
     
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  20. cow451

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    We just want to watch him leave office, so logic and reason can have a chance to be used in government again.
     
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