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  • ivanildotrindade 8:19 pm on February 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Fidel Castro, Homs, pat robertson, Ron Paul, , syria is our problem, , why we should care about syria   

    Why the U.S. Should Intervene in Syria 

    Forgive me, representative Ron Paul, but I beg to differ. In an interview with CNN’s John King, the honorable Mr. Paul said the situation in Syria is “none of our business.” Now, in all fairness to Mr. Paul, his larger point is that the U.S. should not “automatically” get involved when there is a conflict overseas. It would have to be in America’s interest. No one would disagree with that. But this raises the question, “When is it in America’s interest to intervene in a conflict?” Apparently, for Mr. Paul, only on a rare occasion. It costs money, he says. It causes deaths, he predicts. There are too many worse conflicts around the world, etc., etc.

    I beg to differ. Money should not be an obstacle when so many innocent lives are being slaughtered by a ruthless dictator.  As far as deaths, almost 8,000 people have already died and just today Syrian vowed to cleanse the “rebel-held” parts of the city of Homs. Should we just sit idly by and watch the fuzzy videos on T.V. showing us the horrors that are happening in Syria now.

    Now, some people point to Egypt and say that there is a chance that a dictator was replaced by a group of radical Islamicists who will create even more hardships to people living in that country. I say it is too early to tell. Unfortunately, foreign diplomacy has boosted ruthless dictators for years. Shouldn’t we at least give the people a chance?

    So I think we should try to intervene in Syria because 1) Unless we do something, innocent people, including little children, will continue to die mercilessly; 2) The U. S. should never concede one inch of its historic stance against injustice around the world; 3) It might be the only way to leverage influence in the future because sooner or later the voices from the streets will be heard and dictators will be gone. We gotta be able to demonstrate that we are on the side of the people and not on the side of ruthless dictators; 4) This country has been blessed with more than abundant resources and we use a fair share of non-renewable resources available in the world. We have an obligation to be responsible but to share generously.

    And we must pray that this horrible man might simply go away. No, this is not a Pat Robertson like statement — “Let’s kill Fidel Castro.” That was stupid to say. But maybe we can make life for him so bad that he wished he were dead!

    Ivanildo C. Trindade

     

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  • ivanildotrindade 11:23 pm on September 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: alzheimer's, john denver, pat robertson   

    Pat Robertson: proof that God isn’t there? 

    There is an old John Denver movie in which he walks into a Pentecostal service in which the preacher is stumbling all over his message and walks right up to the preacher and whispers something into his ears. I don’t recall all the details but if my memory doesn’t fail me, the preacher gets all excited and announces to the congregation that “this brother has a fresh revelation from the Lord,” something to that extent. The people get all excited and the John Denver character grabs the mic and says, “Preacher, God wants me to tell you that you are embarrassing him!” With that, he walks out.

    Well, somebody needs to scream in Pat Robertson’s ears that he is embarrassing God. The man who wanted to assassinate Fidel Castro, the man who blamed abortionists and gays for 9-11, this same man is now saying that someone is justified to divorce a wife who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, because Alzheimer’s “is a kind of death.” You may follow the whole thing here, including an excellent response from Dr. Russell D. More, Dean of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Make sure you watch both Pat’s and Russell’s video clips.

    Okay, all my atheist friends out there: you need to look no further for evidence that God isn’t there. The fact that Mr. Robertson continues to make statements like this on behalf of the Almighty should speak against the existence of the Almighty. Or perhaps it could only prove that the Almighty is NOT like Ivanildo. I would have shut Mr. Robertson up a long time ago… Or maybe it proves that God is the most tolerant being anywhere in the universe.

    All I know is that as long as Mr. Robertson continues to speak as a “respectable” voice of the evangelical movement, we are in danger of becoming the laughingstock of this world. And the media does not suffer from Alzheimer’s.

    Ivanildo C. Trindade

    P.S. Note to Mr. Robertson: God wants me to tell you that you ARE embarrassing Him.

     
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