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Inner Alliance Conflict


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For the sake of argument lets assume two things.

1. There is being, perfect in power, and in righteousness.

2. That Romans 5:10 is right that we were at one time enemies of this being, who then sacrificed himself to restore that relationship.

For if, when we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!

Assuming these are true, then there are to logical conclusions.

1. That if this being is perfect in righteousness and power, then he should be our model of righteous conduct.

2. If this model of righteous conflict sacrificed himself, then we should be willing to sacrafice ourselves when there is conflict.

What I would like you to all consider is how do you deal with personal conflicts within your alliance? Now I'm not talking about wars, or politics between alliances, which is what makes this game fun so pls, don't start going there. But I think the Christian faith has some strong implications for how followers of Jesus Christ should carry themselves in conflict, even in your alliance in CN.

"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor[h] and hate your enemy.' 44But I tell you: Love your enemies

First if the God sacrifices, then we should be willing to sacrifice when we have conflict. Too many times I've been sucked into the idea, of "winning" and argument, or embarrassing someone I have a problem with. When you are in conflict with some one, you are supposed be in community with, you should be willing to even sacrifice, to an extent, your own self interest to mend a relationship torn by conflict.

If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses.

You know what, I really don't want to see you're whitey tighties out to dry, in fact I really don't I want to see you any of your dirty laundry, nor does anyone else. When you have a conflict with some one, don't post it in the alliance forums for everyone to see. Arguing about politics and what your alliance does is of course ok, but to argue about the character of one person, it should be between you and that person. If you don't get anywhere with that, then involve one or two other people, but don't go and gossip like junior high cheerleader and tell everyone you don't like some one. Don't start spouting off about some one in your alliance on your alliance forums for everyone to see. How can you restore a friendship with some one and show them grace when you flame them? If some one has a problem with you would you like them to come to you first, or start involving everyone? It makes for a crappy community that will hurt your alliance. You don't have to be a Christian to see the wisdom in that.

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Firstly, Jesus sacrificed himself so people on earth would have a way to get to heaven. He sacrificed himself so that we, as humans, would never have to sacrifice animals or others in order to be forgiven of our sins. Him, being the shepherd, sacrificed himself for his sheep (us.)

Secondly, CN is a game. Conflicts and things are what makes it entertaining. If we all did things that you said then we could close down the game and sit around in a circle holding hands. This game is build for war (NUKES!) and diplomacy to take place.

Another little tidbit for you is that not everyone believes in Christ, Christianity, or anything similar. So, people aren't going to car what Jesus did because it doesn't affect me at all. By us imposing our Christian morals over others, against their will, will cause their hatred to grow even more just for that fact.

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Usually I find discussions about mixing or not mixing IC and OOC a bit dumb but your attempts to apply rl religion to a online game is just silly. Making a serious IC religion would be less ridiculous than this is.

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no, I don't want to assume 1 and 2 are correct. Thanks.

God is not omniscient- he only became so in the New Testament- he admits to mistakes in the old. And he admits to being unrighteous at least once.

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I don't understand what "perfect in power and righteousness" means. I haven't seen any indication that a god or gods exist so I can only conceive the phrase in relation to humans or other animals. Help me understand by telling me which people or animals can be described as "perfect in power and righteousness" so I can put it into perspective.

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if you find something to be appalling ooc then i dont see too many people doing it ic. same goes for playing with your faith or morals leading you where you take your alliance.

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