Like any other technology, drones can be used for good or evil. The problem is not with the machine but with how people use it. I can think of many good uses for a drone and I'm sure you can, too. I see no reason why God would be against using them to do good.
Ron Paul - Honorary Founding Father
The closest thing I can think of resembling a hellfire missile raining down upon you from a drone in nature is birdshit!
This is God's position as well. Whatever means are needed for the LEGITIMATE protection of others.
1 Timothy 5:8
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.
What is involved in providing for our own? Feed and clothing? Shelter? -> Safety? Security? The Bibles stand is that it is not the job of Police but of our own.
If Civilians have a legitimate use for drones to protect themselves and others, then no, God is not against drones. It is a tool no different than a gun.
but will allow evil men to do eveil things with them.
3 And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. 4 They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 They were not allowed to kill them but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes. 6 During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
God LOVES drones.
God loves stoning adulterers and homosexuals.
God loves killing recovering Canaanites (who offered to surrender and even submitted to mass circumcision).
God loves destroying children (with savage bears).
God loves emotionally tormenting Abraham and Isaac both.
God is love. See? It says so right on the label.
As man's greatest invention (after language, mathematics, thermodynamics, &c...) god loves to validate man's basest and most craven impulses. Want to hurt someone? God wil provide an excuse and maybe even a commandment.
Then forgiveness is easy:
"Sorry jesus, my bad."
"It's all good. Now go kill more heretics."
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Does your canon of declarative judgments flow from a serious analysis of the differences between the economies of the Old and New Testaments? "Economies" here used in its theological sense as referring to the method of God's government of and activity within the world.
Just curious as to your background in hermeneutical studies such that you would be inclined to such spurious conclusions.
I forget which translation, but it WAS text and NOT seriagraphy (or "comics" if you must). I reckon that hardly qualifies as a "serious analysis." However, I've had about enough exposure, both directly and through endless extemporaneous re-interpretations from committed zealots to realize that it is not a serious matter. Unfortunately, I am overwhelmingly outnumbered by those who take it QUITE seriously, so I should probably tread with care. Or, as Patton Oswalt put it: "It's CAKE, [oedipal re-enactor]! You're dead!"
My keyboard doth repeat itself.
People would need to actually read their Bible to understand that. They are much happier letting their shepherds cherry-pick for them. Why can't you just let them kill little brown children for Jesus in peace?
"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain
Thinking? Sorry, I forgot to dim my wits within fifty feet of oncoming traffic.
It was a silly response to a silly question.
You fail to miss the point of every story mentioned.
This is a fail comment. Nowhere in the Bible is murder condoned, you obviously have your own demons to wrestle with if you really think that's what it says.
Jesus: But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
You took the last sentence of a parable that Jesus was using to illustrate what a king might do to his enemies who refused to obey.
It is likely that it was loosely based on an event that would be very familiar to Jesus’ hearers. Herod had gone to Rome to persuade the emperor to make him King. The Jews had sent a delegation to protest. He returned as king and massacred hundreds at the first Passover.
I kept asking Christians why Jesus said it. I never got a response, until now. Good to hear.
If you ask any other Bible-related questions around the DP and don't get a satisfactory answer, try me and I'll give it my best shot.