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Does anyone else feel like an alien when it comes to other people?

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  • Does anyone else feel like an alien when it comes to other people?

    Why do people do unethical things like steal money from their place of work or shoplift? Why do I often feel as though I'm a foreigner in the country I was born in? Is it because I've been a Christian since childhood?
    If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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    Because they want money.

    "Fire is catching. If we burn, you burn with us!"
    "I'm not going anywhere. I'm going to stay here and cause all kinds of trouble."
    Katniss Everdeen


    Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast.

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    • #3
      I guess they want money more than wanting to do good by not harming their community?
      If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Christianbookworm View Post
        I guess they want money more than wanting to do good by not harming their community?
        Some people are all just, "meh." Because money buys you things. Most people who shoplift don't even think they're harming their community. They're like, "xyz company makes millions of dollars. I am hurting no one." Same rationale for people who order a doppio espresso in a venti cup and then fill up the dang thing with half and half at the free cream and sugar bar. Or say, "can I get an Americano but with steamed milk instead of water" because it's less expensive than a latte.

        "Fire is catching. If we burn, you burn with us!"
        "I'm not going anywhere. I'm going to stay here and cause all kinds of trouble."
        Katniss Everdeen


        Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast.

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        • #5
          Do I have a high sense of ethics? I though everyone had the same sense of ethics that I did! Except hardened criminals.
          If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Christianbookworm View Post
            Do I have a high sense of ethics? I though everyone had the same sense of ethics that I did! Except hardened criminals.
            Guarantee you these people either literally do not care (since they're not murdering people) or they have a warped justification. For ex. "XYZ company profits off of exploiting laborers so I'm undermining them."

            "Fire is catching. If we burn, you burn with us!"
            "I'm not going anywhere. I'm going to stay here and cause all kinds of trouble."
            Katniss Everdeen


            Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by thewriteranon View Post
              Guarantee you these people either literally do not care (since they're not murdering people) or they have a warped justification. For ex. "XYZ company profits off of exploiting laborers so I'm undermining them."
              They clearly failed economics. If a big company loses too much via shoplifting, guess what happens? They won't be cutting the CEO's salary. They'll just raise prices and/or lay off workers, AKA harm the local community.
              If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Christianbookworm View Post
                They clearly failed economics. If a big company loses too much via shoplifting, guess what happens? They won't be cutting the CEO's salary. They'll just raise prices and/or lay off workers, AKA harm the local community.
                Quite a few of them fall into the category of people that think that major disasters help the economy so...yes.

                "Fire is catching. If we burn, you burn with us!"
                "I'm not going anywhere. I'm going to stay here and cause all kinds of trouble."
                Katniss Everdeen


                Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by thewriteranon View Post
                  Quite a few of them fall into the category of people that think that major disasters help the economy so...yes.
                  And we are distantly related to those folks? Can I officially make my citizenship be in the New Jerusalem and put that on my paperwork?
                  If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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                  • #10
                    People are sinful and wicked.

                    That is all.


                    Securely anchored to the Rock amid every storm of trial, testing or tribulation.

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                    • #11
                      Why does it bother me? And why do I not know what it is really like in the mind of a non-Christian?
                      If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Christianbookworm View Post
                        Why do people do unethical things like steal money from their place of work or shoplift? Why do I often feel as though I'm a foreigner in the country I was born in? Is it because I've been a Christian since childhood?
                        You've not gotten a good wiff of your own sin nature yet.
                        Once you get a good wiff of your own sin nature you'll wish that a little bit of shoplifting was the worst of you.
                        Actually YOU put Trump in the White House. He wouldn't have gotten 1% of the vote if it wasn't for the widespread spiritual and cultural devastation caused by progressive policies. There's no "this country" left with your immigration policies, your "allies" are worthless and even more suicidal than you are and democracy is a sick joke that I hope nobody ever thinks about repeating when the current order collapses. - Darth_Executor striking a conciliatory note in Civics 101

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Meh Gerbil View Post
                          You've not gotten a good wiff of your own sin nature yet.
                          Once you get a good wiff of your own sin nature you'll wish that a little bit of shoplifting was the worst of you.
                          Oh! My evil twin! That stays locked up by the grace of God? I guess everyone has that "evil twin" part of them that would like being evil?
                          If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Christianbookworm View Post
                            Oh! My evil twin! That stays locked up by the grace of God? I guess everyone has that "evil twin" part of them that would like being evil?
                            According to Paul the evil twin gets out quite often.
                            It will happen, you'll be horrified, and then you'll discover a whole new level of grace.
                            Actually YOU put Trump in the White House. He wouldn't have gotten 1% of the vote if it wasn't for the widespread spiritual and cultural devastation caused by progressive policies. There's no "this country" left with your immigration policies, your "allies" are worthless and even more suicidal than you are and democracy is a sick joke that I hope nobody ever thinks about repeating when the current order collapses. - Darth_Executor striking a conciliatory note in Civics 101

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Meh Gerbil View Post
                              According to Paul the evil twin gets out quite often.
                              It will happen, you'll be horrified, and then you'll discover a whole new level of grace.
                              Do Christians ever do horrible things by human standards? Because I feel terrible if I unintentionally harm someone else!
                              If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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