A young American couple who quit their jobs and embarked on an around-the-world bicycle tour to demonstrate ‚Äúevil is a make-believe concept‚ÄĚ were killed in an ISIS-claimed terrorist attack.
Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, both 29, left office jobs in Washington, D.C., having, according to Austin, ‚Äúgrown tired of spending the best hours of my day in front of a glowing rectangle,‚ÄĚ Pluralist.com reported.
Austin worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development while Geoghegan worked in the Georgetown University admissions office....
The evil of this world is so rampant that it‚Äôs beyond me how anyone could be so blinded as to not see or acknowledge it. ISIS being one of the most evil of all. Like Rip Van Winkle, they must have been asleep during the Hilter regime, Charles Manson reign of terror, Ted Bundy Jack the Ripper, etc Jesus being tempted by Satan in the wilderness as the devil tried to get Jesus to jump off a cliff because the angels would protect him. Jesus answering said unto him ‚ÄúIt is said,Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God‚ÄĚ I see these people as tempting God with their actions. As saying God I‚Äôll prove you wrong. Scary and sad as they went on their foolish quest.
@Don Tian You said "In the USA, we say there is freedom of religion. But how can you allow a religion where their objective is to kill everyone else, or convert them to Islam?" and that's true but we tend to forget (because of how the Press words their stories) that Islam is primarily a system of government - a theocratic one. And the USA cannot allow freedom of competing governments!
The government never ceases to amaze me. We let criminals in, but if you let your drivers license lapse in Texas, you‚Äôll need 3 certificates proving your identity, current insurance and proof of registration. And tomorrow after church, your family could get hit by a drunk driver out on bail. It‚Äôs not ‚Äú lock her up‚ÄĚ, it‚Äôs lock them up!
True, Don, and if the Mohammedans' confederates in crime, American liberals, have their way, guns will be wrested from law-abiding, patriotic citizens so that when a hot war finally breaks out, the guys in the black hats are sure to win. People like Hillary Klingon and Jim Linkin won't rest content until the United States and its freedoms lie moldering on the dungheap of extinct nations. May God deliver us from such people and bring righteousness to our land.
This news item is a favorite for many commentators around the internet. I found one story that highlighted their successes with various people before they met their end with ISIS. There are so many different ways to interpret this one; some will see their successes as proof that the world is basically good. Others might say religion is the mian problem, since religion is what motivates ISIS. In the USA, we say there is freedom of religion. But how can you allow a religion where their objective is to kill everyone else, or convert them to Islam? Every day, with a porous border, there are many "OTMs" (other than Mexicans) entering this country, who knows how many with this thinking? And then with the H-1-B visa program, technical workers, like the ones that replaced the Disney IT workers that were fired, are coming in, and who knows how many of them are sympathetic to ISIS?
Sometimes the Lord chooses to indulge the fanticies of the deluded by allowing enough of their foolishness to come to pass to help them establish their case as somehow valid. Other times, He does not. This does not appear to be one of those times.
These people were not stupid but infantile. We all want to live in Mr. Rogers Neighborhood or some other kind of utopia, where life is easy and conflict is easily resolved if it exists at all. Our opportunity to enjoy that kind of life on earth ended with the Fall. That was a long time ago. Yet we still long for that kind of existence.
Someday, the earth will be remade by Christ Jesus. And that kind of existence which these two sought will be attained by those who received, through grace, faith. Then we adopted children of God all can enjoy what those two sought after.
Yet we must wait with patience and run the race with endurance. Declaring the world to be safe and without evil is like declaring ourselves to be some kind of animal or even the other gender. It is foolishness. Yet those who hold fast will be given rebuilt bodies and a better place to live in the New Jerusalem.
Where do they think of these things! And worse yet, there are probably many others like them that would agree with them that ISIS is not evil, and all we need to do for World Peace is to hold hands and sing kumbaya.
"Their trip came to a horrific end, however, on July 29 when they were riding in the countryside in Tajikistan, a country with a known terrorist threat.
A car rammed them, CBS News reported, five men got out and stabbed the couple to death along with two other cyclysts."
How tragic. Their premise was ridiculous and naive, but sad ending, nonetheless. Their mindset reminds me of the Democrats and liberals...come one, come all...come on in, whoever you are, wherever you're from assimilate and disappear...we love you all, let's be friends! Hey, we're all immigrants, this is your country, too. Vetting, schmetting...no need, tare those walls down. Sure, it's all flower power and love until their new friends murder them or their loved ones, then it'll be...hey, who let these people in?
Genesis 6:5-7 KJV (5)¬† And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. (6)¬† And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. (7)¬† And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
Such a sad scene that something God made which was good, should turn out so bad.
It‚Äôs amazing how God has revealed to us the truth! We are born in sin! We are depraved and desperately wicked! Evil abounds in our world today just look around! So sad for them not knowing the truth! America the new mission field! Too many haven‚Äôt heard the truth and we assume they have!