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My wife wants us to vacation in Paris ?????????

Discussion in 'General Politics' started by Mountainmanbob, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Mountainmanbob

    Mountainmanbob Well-Known Member Supporter

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    For me, it just doesn't seem like the Paris of the old days ??????



    ISIS claims responsibility for Paris attack


    Trump sends condolences after deadly Paris attack



    And (some) people want to give Trump such a hard time for wanting to protect the United States ??????

    Some things I just don't understand ?????

    M-Bob
     
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  2. Jason0047

    Jason0047 Agent for Christ Supporter

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    Maui (Hawaii) is a much better option. Crashing waves. Beautiful whales in the distance. Fresh air. Beautiful mountains and flower trees. It is like an Eden almost. You go there and you will no doubt feel like you are on vacation and feel relaxed. If you are an artist or writer, it is a great place for inspiration.

    In fact, in May, they have some really great deals for Hawaii.
    You go there and you will not want to leave.


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  3. Hank77

    Hank77 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sounds like your wife is trusting God.
     
  4. Jason0047

    Jason0047 Agent for Christ Supporter

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    Well, we have to be careful. If we know an area is coming under heavy attack a lot lately, is it really wise to go there?

    Should we tempt the Lord our God by swimming in a pool of sharks with chum in it?

    Granted, I am not saying we cannot trust God to protect us under any situation. But we have to have an actual call from God to go to such places (that may place us in harms way).

    If she is going there to spread God's Word, she obviously must feel called to do so.
    But if it is just a vacation: Well, that is different.


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  5. TX_Matt

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    Terrorism wins when we become afraid of it and allow it to control our lives. ISIS especially wants you to villainize the refugees there. If your only reason to not go to Paris is because of the recent terror attacks, you are giving ISIS want they want.
     
  6. timewerx

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    Actually, it does look like Paris in the old days under Nazi occupation, lol!

    What have I told this forum?? I lived in the Middle East for two years and gave me serious trust issues from anyone from the region including Africa.

    I personally endured quite a number of sexual harassment from there..... It's absolutely the worst cultural experience I ever had.

    Perhaps, the Old Testament is right about one thing......
     
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  7. timewerx

    timewerx the village i--o--t--

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    I have lived in the Middle East for two years...

    Arab Muslims who have been Western-Educated are mostly nice. Anybody else, especially of darker complexion you should avoid at all cost! I've been sexually harassed there many times, a few of my friends had rape attempts on them, one co worker nearly got raped but was rescued in time.

    I don't like looking so politically un-correct. Just sharing what I have experienced. For your own safety please, heed my advice!
     
  8. Jason0047

    Jason0047 Agent for Christ Supporter

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    I do not believe this is an issue of fear speaking at all. We must be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. We also have to be careful not to tempt the Lord our God, as well.

    Also, terrorism does not win if we choose to not go to the place they are terrorizing. If God desires for us to go somewhere else to spread the good news, then that His call. God can still find ways to get the gospel message out in that area. Not everyone is called to the same places.


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  9. Mountainmanbob

    Mountainmanbob Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That's true and I'm responsible for the well being of my family.

    There was an American family on TV that wittenessed the Paris shooting up close.
    Something tells me that, they are in no hurry to return!

    M-Bob
     
  10. pat34lee

    pat34lee Messianic

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    When they invited terrorists into the country, it became the politicians' fault, not the Muslims.
     
  11. Mountainmanbob

    Mountainmanbob Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I think we will change up and go to Hawaii this summer and then we'll see how it looks down the road in Paris I'm not holding high hopes.

    M-Bob
     
  12. Mountainmanbob

    Mountainmanbob Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Oh yes I went to school over there for a couple years and we go back often actually we're going to go to Hawaii the Big Island this summer.

    M-Bob
     
  13. Jason0047

    Jason0047 Agent for Christ Supporter

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    Ah, that is good to hear.

    As for the Big Island: I heard it was nice.
    Hope you have a great time with your family there.

    Blessings, and peace be unto you in the Lord.


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