Christians, Would You Answer the Call to Crusade?

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Would You Answer the Call to Crusade?

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  1. Swagger
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    If Pope Benedict XVI delivered a sermon like Pope Urban II delivered at the Council of Clermont in 1095, calling upon Christians to re-capture and defend the Holy Land, or a similarly ordained objective, would you answer the call to arms if it was sanctioned by the Pope; means were made available to transport yourselves and any possessions en masse (such as firearms and provisions for the campaign); as well as disregarding any sanctions or prohibitive measures put in place by your respective governments or UN to prevent your departure?
     
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    Not Catholic. I might go as a stretcher bearer though... Maybe.
     
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    Catholic, non-Catholic and all joking aside: would you really consider serving on the front line on God's orders?

    And this isn't a wind-up, either. It stems from a conversation recorded in an undercover programme broadcasted in the UK that infiltrated a chapter of a far-right group in the UK known as the North West Infidels, who march in opposition to what they perceive to be the Islamification of Europe. They're rumoured to have attracted intense interest from MI5 in the wake of the Anders Breivik massacre.
     
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    What Crusades? Did Barry Obama screw up foreign policy that much?
     
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    If the crusade was against Obama... We already have the Tea Party ;)
     
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    By all accounts they'd also make for a generous recruiting resource if the sermon I mentioned in my OP was delivered.
     
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    I'd gladly Crusade....................................... for BACON!!!

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    I don't answer to the Pope. I'd go if Israel was under attack and needed help to fend off Islam. I don't think I'd need any arms provided for me,I have my own bacon grenades and bacon bullets.
     
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    The swine you say!
     
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    The Pope is not God and, as I am Protestant, for me he doesn't speak as God.

    And I can't imagine God sanctioning a Crusade. So yes, if He did, I would obey orders. But as I can't fathom such a thing happening, I think it is pretty well moot. I have heard God speak from a person's lips to my ear many times. But there is not a soul on Earth who I believe to be commissioned to speak for God.

    So. . . .I pretty much look to the Constitution and those wonderful men of fiath who gave it to us as our guarantee that the Church would never again have the power to call us to arms to do anything. I think that was their intent for the government too, but the USA deviated from that for some time. We now again have an all voluntary military.
     

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