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To Harrak: You have to clearly explain your opinion

Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]
in response to reader comment: To Harrak

Submitted by Richard Lion heart (United States), Feb 26, 2006 at 15:26

One thing I noticed about you is the fact that you never clearly express where you stand. You quoted a bunch of passages from the Old Testament. In these passages, God refrains from carrying out punishment againts the people of Israel. For example you quoted this:

"Rend your hearts and not your garments and return to the Lord, your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in loving-kindness; and He revokes His sentence of evil. Who knows but what He will turn, revoke your sentence, and leave a blessing behind Him, even a cereal or meal offering and a drink offering for the Lord, your God?"
(Joel 2:13-14)

God is a loving God. He forgives sins and does refrain from punishing those who repent and change their ways. But it seems you have a problem with that. Why don't you clearly state what issue you have with God showing mercy and forgiveness on those who change their ways

You asked if God changes His mind? Is that what you believe? Do you see it as a defect? Please clearly state what your belief is on that matter? Quoting passages where God forgives those who repent is not a question onto itself.

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