Last edited by garou12; 8th August 2007 at 06:36 PM.
mods.. pls take some action if u feel the need to.
I'm sure there are enough prayers to go around - whether it is for those 21 remaining Koreans or the old and destitute in Redhill.
It is just a matter of being aware and then sincerely praying for their situation to take a turn for the better.
The difference is that the Koreans are hogging the headlines now, while the old folk in Redhill are quietly forgotten, not only by the world, but by the people on this island.
Its all about the media people neatly packaging the story for the public, isn't it?
Every terrorist attack is pretty much automatically attributed to "the Taliban".
A roadside bomb has a snazzy name "IED".
The Muslims in Thailand have their own easy-to-remember term, "Restive South".
And now we have this Christian missionary group that could potentially have reverberations of creating a Muslim vs. Christian conflict.
Apparently it is not uncommon for Korean Christian churches to compete with each other over who has the most volunteers overseas. The more volunteers and more dangerous the places, the more prestige. So you have flocks of naive, trusting, obedient people (sheep), all fired up by their pastor (shepherd), going off to some hostile environment imagining themselves to be martyrs in the making. If the Catholic church in the USA can be sued and made to pay billions of dollars for sexual crimes committed by their priests, then these christian organisations in S. Korea should be held accountable for their manipulative, exploitative preachings that ultimately sent out their believers to die in vain.
Praying doesn't do anything.
Praying for their release is like praying good weather at the start of a family outing
Religion has nothing to do with anything
Last edited by FLiNcHY; 9th August 2007 at 12:36 AM.
Your remarks are uncalled for because they are insensitive to the people in peril and you have made unsupported assumptions and accusations towards the TS.
As complexity rises, precise statements lose meaning and meaningful statements lose precision.
It's good to see more people who are eventually opening their eyes and start to question and realise the real hidden agendas of people in high stake game.... Political or religious wise. Either way the leader and Pastor will never come out losing. If they release them...they can claim the power of their believe to have triump over the evil doers...they will promote more people to their cause or religious recruitment. If they all get killed, they will be called "heroes" or worst...mathyrs to the faith. This also can be twisted to gain sympathy and more people to their cause or religious recruitment. Not to say they are just trying to subtly trying to convert those "evil doers and their victim" but it is a great marketing plan to boost recruitment back in Korea.
I am sorry for those unfortunate loyal folks who went over to do their part sincerely and are held captive...I think they really were there to help out but I can't help but know they are being used for a great "something" but definitely not for a "greater good". I am not praying for help.. that is being too simplistic in my personal opinion ( and I have no reason to force that on to others) but I would hope that some how common sense will fall hard on all sides to save what's left of them and not let this get anymore ugly and gruesome.
Last edited by sammy888; 9th August 2007 at 04:02 AM.
I really wouldn't be surprised, if the hostages were more important, if some Taliban prisoners were accidentally killed as the hostages were killed.
Last edited by Tupi Guy; 9th August 2007 at 06:37 AM.
Talks are free, guys.
But MOST IMPORTANTLY... stay out of religious discussions in here. This is not ClubRELIGION. Its ClubSNAP.
Feel free to post well wishes in this thread for the Koreans held hostage, but please, don't go to the other extreme to condemn their church. I am not defending the church, by the way. This is their calling and the media is playing this to the max for ratings. Honestly, if they have to die for their believes, then they have done themselves a great service. Treasure awaits them in heaven for those who lose their life for the Lord will gain a lot from it in heaven. If you understand the bible... (shall not comment further).
Korea church : 23 in peril
Extreme Muslims : 230 suicide bombers and still growing... how come the media is not talking about their "beliefs"?
I hope I am making sense here...