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Semper Fidelis....

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Submitted by donvan (United States), Jan 7, 2008 at 10:42

As a (former) Marine, and a Christian, we face a particular challenge. Jesus commanded us to love those who hate us, and do good to those who would harm us, yet as Marines, our instinct is combative. The best tool is to learn about the teachings of the mythology and the affect it has on the individual person. As Christians we must love the person, but combat the mythology that possesses them. Our combat must be with the "Powers and Principalitiies".

Those individuals affected by this most dangerous of all mythologies, are acting out the narrative of their mythology, whichj they beliefe just as strongly as we do as Christians. Ultimately, I believe, it will be the love of Jesus Christ which will destroy this mendacious and evil scourge. Keep your powder dry, learn all you can about this threat, never retreat, and do all you can to witness for Christ. Semper Fi.......

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