Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Letter: What if Zimmerman acted more like Christ?
The West Branch Times ^ | July 19, 2013 | Laura Twing

Posted on 07/19/2013 12:23:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

What if George Zimmerman had approached his “neighborhood watch mission” carrying Christ’s parable of the Good Samaritan in his heart?

Did Zimmerman’s concept of “who is my neighbor?” correspond to Christ’s?

What if foremost in Zimmerman’s mind had been Christ’s message of “blessed are” the meek, the peacemakers, the merciful?

What if he had had the courage and wisdom to remember the Bible’s many admonitions to “fear not” and cheerfully engage Trayvon in conversation, giving the young man a chance to show his attitude without being put on the defensive?

While the jury’s outcome may be in line with current legal constraints, moral justice has certainly not been served, and we are all now less secure in our personal liberties. Zimmerman’s brand of vigilantism befriends a police state, rather than civilized “rule of law.”

My heart aches for the family and friends of Trayvon, and trembles that so many of my countrymen want their versions of Christianity in our laws and schools, yet have no concern about Zimmerman’s handling of this incident in such an un-Christian manner, and the law that has “rewarded” him for that.

Laura Twing, Tipton


TOPICS:
KEYWORDS: blackrage; christ; christianity; christians; cokehead0bama; cokeheadtrayvon; holder; trayvon; zimmerman
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-59 next last
Keep reading that Bible, Laura, eventually you'll find this:

Then said He unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. ~Luke 22:36

Here endeth the lesson.

1 posted on 07/19/2013 12:23:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

In that case, I guess Zimmerman would shoot laser beams from his eyes. B-P Seriously, this is getting rediculous.


2 posted on 07/19/2013 12:25:37 PM PDT by Nowhere Man ("We have met the enemy, he is us!" - Pogo Possum - 1971)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

When Christ comes again, His rule will be “with a rod of iron” (Psalm 2:9; Revelation 2:27 among others). Talk about no understanding, never mind no faith.


3 posted on 07/19/2013 12:25:52 PM PDT by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

You mean ‘What if Zimmerman acted more like Reginald Denny?’


4 posted on 07/19/2013 12:26:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Martin had acted just a little like Christ, he would be alive now.


5 posted on 07/19/2013 12:26:54 PM PDT by iowamark
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

You mean when Jesus beat the hoo-hoo out of the bankers with a scourge?

The bankers were “unarmed”.


6 posted on 07/19/2013 12:27:30 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

Nail on the head post.


7 posted on 07/19/2013 12:27:32 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Or as Robin Williams put it, “When Jesus comes back, he’s not going to look like Ted Nugent, uh uh, he’s coming back as Charles Bronson, and he’s going to be gd’d po’d.”


8 posted on 07/19/2013 12:27:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

“Do not for a moment suppose that I have come to abrogate the Law or the Prophets: I have not come to abrogate them but to give them their completion.” ~Matthew 5:17


9 posted on 07/19/2013 12:28:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

While we’re being more “Christ-like” Laura, how about cutting George a break as well? Like going after the BPs who put a bounty on GZs head? Or let him have a fair trial without the media slanting everything? Or go ahead and release the bad stuff in St. Skittles background so that we can form a more informed opinion?


10 posted on 07/19/2013 12:29:57 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Sharknados bit my sister.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
What if Zimmerman acted more like Christ?

GZ would have been the one that died that night!
11 posted on 07/19/2013 12:31:34 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian *born again believer in Jesus Christ* Black Man!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Laura, you come up with something like that, you’d better make sure that yuor moral plate is spotless.

Hypocrite.


12 posted on 07/19/2013 12:32:34 PM PDT by Fido969
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

What if Trayvon had been more like Christ and less like a street thug?


13 posted on 07/19/2013 12:37:00 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Letter: What if Trayvon Martin acted more like Christ?

You know, without the dope smokin’, jewelry-stealing, gang-bangin’ flippin’-off-the-camera, stuff.

Now there’s a valid question.


14 posted on 07/19/2013 12:37:36 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
...and cheerfully engage Trayvon in conversation, ...

Hard to do when the first thing Trayvon does is cold cock you in the nose then jump on top of you to "ground and pound" you. The blood pouring down the back of your throat tends to inhibit clear speech. Laura, you're a moron!

15 posted on 07/19/2013 12:38:49 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator
You mean ‘What if Zimmerman acted more like Reginald Denny?’


16 posted on 07/19/2013 12:39:51 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

This crap is getting ridiculous. Recently it was Travon Martin = Dred Scott. Now it’s WWZD?


17 posted on 07/19/2013 12:39:57 PM PDT by 0.E.O
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 0.E.O

Wait for my next thread .... it’s a DOOZY!


18 posted on 07/19/2013 12:41:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Letter: What if Zimmerman acted more like Christ?

Maybe he would mentor black children for free?

Maybe he would protest the police's lack of interest in prosecuting a guy that beat a homeless black man?

Maybe he would look in on neighbors who had been terrorized by home invaders?

Maybe he would volunteer to spend time watching out for his neighbors?

19 posted on 07/19/2013 12:45:03 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here endeth the lesson.

Actually, it doesn't end there.

Jesus stopped the fighting and healed the injured.

Read on a little further to Luke 22:49-51

When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?

And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.

And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.

20 posted on 07/19/2013 12:45:05 PM PDT by Gunslingr3
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gunslingr3

It doesn’t end there either.


21 posted on 07/19/2013 12:46:40 PM PDT by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: ForAmerica
What if Zimmerman acted more like Christ?

GZ would have been the one that died that night!

And he would have come back in three days. ;)

22 posted on 07/19/2013 12:47:05 PM PDT by Gunslingr3
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ten bucks says that the poser of this question is an atheist.


23 posted on 07/19/2013 12:48:57 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

I have asked people who disagreed with the verdict to lay their head on the curb so I can repeatedly smash it.

Funny how I never get any takers!


24 posted on 07/19/2013 12:50:57 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wait for my next thread .... it’s a DOOZY!

I thank you for all your work in uncovering all these things. You literally cannot make this stuff up. Surely there must be dueling Jesus analogies out there? A WWZD vs. a WWTD kind of thing? We need to do a comparison.

25 posted on 07/19/2013 12:54:00 PM PDT by 0.E.O
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

What if Saint skittles had walked up and said “Hello” instead of pounding GZ’s head into the concrete?


26 posted on 07/19/2013 12:55:26 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet; Repeat Offender; GenXteacher; Nervous Tick; BlatherNaut; ColdOne; Marcella; ...
"What if Zimmerman acted more like Christ?"

Then George Zimmerman would be dead.

This is a Black Rage Ping List, (by request,) to cover the aftermath of the GZ trial and archive the incidents. Let me know. And please add "blackrage" to the keywords. Click the link for anything you might have missed. Thank you.


27 posted on 07/19/2013 12:56:04 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Laura needs to watch a few Rev Manning videos.


28 posted on 07/19/2013 1:05:31 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Christ was in Zimmerman’s shoes, I’m sure that Trayvon Martin would have also beaten up that creepy ass cracker.


29 posted on 07/19/2013 1:09:38 PM PDT by Alex in chains
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
What if Zimmerman were black?
What If Trayvon Martin Had Been a Black Woman?
What If Trayvon Had Been A Girl?
So, I Ask You, What If Trayvon Martin Was Asian?
What if Trayvon had gun?
What if George Zimmerman had not had a gun?
What If George Zimmerman Had A Public Defender?
What if Zimmerman had been a cop?
What If Trayvon Martin Had Been a Libertarian?
What If Trayvon Martin Had Been A Punk?
What if Trayvon Martin was wearing Google Glasses?
What if Trayvon was a Jedi?
30 posted on 07/19/2013 1:10:53 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Not Guilty by reason of sanity.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

What if Trayvon Martin had?


31 posted on 07/19/2013 1:11:04 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s letters like this that I like to simply put the opposite view in place almost verbatim ...


What if Trayvon Martin had approached his “neighborhood watch person” carrying Christ’s parable of the Good Samaritan in his heart?

Did Martin’s concept of “who is my neighbor?” correspond to Christ’s?

What if foremost in Martin’s mind had been Christ’s message of “blessed are” the meek, the peacemakers, the merciful?

What if he had had the courage and wisdom to remember the Bible’s many admonitions to “fear not” and cheerfully engage Zimmerman in conversation, giving the neighbnorhood watchman a chance to show his attitude without being put on the defensive?


Two can play that game.


32 posted on 07/19/2013 1:14:14 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why didn’t Zimmerman act more like Christ? Because he lacked Christ’s power. Otherwise he might have blinded Trayvon Martin with a flash of light, knocked him to the ground and said, “Trayvon, why do you persecute me?” (see Acts 9:4).


33 posted on 07/19/2013 1:17:07 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

He would have been falsely accused of crimes by people looking for an excuse to hate him and then he would have been crucified while leadership washed their hands of the matter.


34 posted on 07/19/2013 1:17:52 PM PDT by ransomnote
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
More importantly, Jesus’ comments reflect the actions that one should take when acting in an individual capacity. That is, one may turn the other cheek when acting for oneself, but Zimmerman was acting as a lookout for his community. He was not free to “turn the other cheek”, as he would have been if he'd been protecting only his own property.
It is important to remember that one can forgive for oneself, one can turn the other cheek for oneself, but one has no moral right to do so, if ones actions put others in danger.
35 posted on 07/19/2013 1:18:10 PM PDT by quadrant (1o)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s hard to tell anymore which denomination is best at stamping “sucker” on your forehead when you come to church, Evangelicals or Catholics.......


36 posted on 07/19/2013 1:20:33 PM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
What if Zimmerman had acted more like Peter.

MALCHUS, I SAID WHAT IF ZIMMERMAN...

37 posted on 07/19/2013 1:21:05 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
What if Zimmerman acted more like Christ?

Thus sayeth the Lord thy God, "PREPARETH YE THE WAY OF THE BUTTHURT!!"

38 posted on 07/19/2013 1:22:19 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lakeshark
It’s hard to tell anymore which denomination is best at stamping “sucker” on your forehead when you come to church

That would be the Muslims...

39 posted on 07/19/2013 1:23:18 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’re supposed to turn the other cheek, but Zimmerman had run out of noses...


40 posted on 07/19/2013 1:25:38 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Old Sarge
They're not a denomination, they're simply evil in every area......

:-(

41 posted on 07/19/2013 1:25:58 PM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL! Excellent!


42 posted on 07/19/2013 1:27:20 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lakeshark

43 posted on 07/19/2013 1:29:59 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Blessed are the peacemakers.” This refers to those people spreading the gospel, bringing peace between sinners and God. It does not refer to Jess Jackson wannabes trying to be peacemakers between union thugs and others.


44 posted on 07/19/2013 1:33:21 PM PDT by aimhigh (Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
hey Laura, before you impose, "what would Jesus do" on somebody else, impose it on yourself, and ask, does God love the Zimmerman family less than he loves the Martin families? Does God Love Georg Zimmerman?
45 posted on 07/19/2013 1:35:38 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Trayvon-Zimmerman story is the most flogged, idiotic piece of race-baiting imaginable.

Let’s all just be done with it and move on to what the criminals in government are doing to Americans.

Real Americans need to take back their government starting from the local level and moving up.

Kick ass and take names.

Run all the evildoers out. Expose them. Prosecute them. Hang them.

This T-Z story is like daytime trash TV. How many years are we going to keep beating the same dead horse ?


46 posted on 07/19/2013 1:35:40 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PieterCasparzen

As ridiculous as the black church burnings during Clinton’s tenure.


47 posted on 07/19/2013 1:36:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

He only had two cheeks to turn.


48 posted on 07/19/2013 1:36:45 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gunslingr3

Jesus told Peter to “Put up thy sword into the sheath:” He didn’t tell him to throw it away.

Psalms 144:1 Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:


49 posted on 07/19/2013 1:38:07 PM PDT by 426cuda (Disobedience to tyrants is obedience to God)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: 426cuda

And the next verse has been my tagline for years.


50 posted on 07/19/2013 1:45:04 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-59 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson