I wouldn’t call Boise a small town. It’s by far the largest city in my state. It definitely doesn’t qualify as rural here in Idaho. Where I come from a small town is less than 10,000 people, which is just about every town in Idaho.
March 13, 2013 at 8:23pm
Where were the kids? Is there something I’m missing? Is there another video somewhere showing that people were in actual danger when he jumped in to play heroe? Honestly, his actions looked unnecessary at best.
March 11, 2013 at 9:02pm
You may bequeath them to your sons after you to inherit as a possession forever. Leviticus
I don’t know how to make it anymore clear than that.
March 11, 2013 at 8:50pm
My point was that not all slaves were to be freed in the year of Jubilee, only the Israelites had to be. A master had free will to do so with others, but was not required to. I was commenting on your last comment about setting them free in the seventh year. As far as my Hammurabi comments, it was to illustrate that the laws of Moses that supposedly came from God could easily be attributed to Hammurabi and his multitude of gods. I was backing up the other guy’s claim on here that many cultures and religions have laws of morality that are similar to one another.
March 11, 2013 at 8:44pm
@searching, King James version or not, that passage from Leviticus remains the same. There is also others, but all I need is one. The thing about piercing an ear as a willing bond servant applied only to the Israelite’s. Non Israelite slaves could be kept permanently, regardless of their will.
March 11, 2013 at 8:17pm
Also, check out Hammurabi’s Code. The story of how Hammurabi came up with the laws is amazingly similar to the Moses story, except Hammurabi lived several hundred years before Moses. Some of Moses’ laws are verbatim copies of Hammurabi’s. Some of them are strange laws too, like punishing the owner of an ox that gores someone. When an oddball law like that is said to come to Moses from God, yet is a verbatim copy of one of Hammurabi’s laws, it makes a person wonder.
March 11, 2013 at 8:05pm
As for your male and female slaves whom you may have: you may buy male and female slaves from among the nations that are around you. You may also buy from among the strangers who sojourn with you and their clans that are with you, who have been born in your land, and they may be your property. You may bequeath them to your sons after you to inherit as a possession forever. You may make slaves of them, but over your brothers the people of Israel you shall not rule, one over another ruthlessly. Leviticus 25: 44-46
The 7 year rule only applied to Israelite slaves. All others were subject to a life of demeaning and ruthless slavery and could be beaten to death as long as they didn’t die from it in the first day.
February 20, 2013 at 5:31pm
I think this may be one of Ol’ Uncle Joe’s smarter remarks. Don’t get me wrong, use whatever you want for self defense, but shotguns are the best for home invasion defense. 1. With the right shot, it won’t kill your children on the other side of the wall if you miss. 2. A larger spread means you are less likely to miss, especially with a shorter barrel.
I suggest shooting to kill when there’s a home invasion. Don’t waste your ammo firing warning shots (Joe). Also, don’t use a double barrel, use something with at least 6 shots.
February 18, 2013 at 10:50am
The Nation, which indulges towards another an habitual hatred, or an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest. – George Washington
Could this be applied to Muslim nations (our habitual hatred for) and Israel (habitual fondness)? Our foreign policy is nuts and I think Washington would agree.
With all the political correctness and the fairly recent rise in anti-semite activity, do you really think there is hatred of Muslim and favor toward Israel? Based on what I read in the news I believe we are truly going in the opposite direction that you stated. If what SNL did this past weekend on their skit called DJesus Unchained, how fast do you think Iran and other Muslim countries would be killing Jews and Christians?
February 6, 2013 at 11:36am
Shhh… Lincoln has been deified. He may come down from heaven and smite you all for telling it how it was.
January 11, 2013 at 10:21pm
Owning slaves in the old testament was not indentured servitude. The only indentured servitude was one Israelite owning another, the rest was not. Take time to read Leviticus 25:44-46 a little more carefully. Slaves and their offspring were inheritable property. Exodus 21:20-21 allows for the slave owner to beat his slaves to death, as long as it takes the slave more than one day to die. Also, Exodus 21:7-11 describes how women could be purchased as sex slaves. While marriage may be involved, it’s highly unlikely that the woman had a choice – therefore it is rape. Slavery under OT law was anything but humane.
Descending into name calling with your argument suggests that you have lost. Your personal attacks on thethirdarchon show that your argument has lost substance and that it has been reduced to character assassination.
January 9, 2013 at 8:36pm
@locked, based on that very broad definition of persecution, one might be able to say that atheists are the most persecuted group on the planet or that white people are, or brown people, or vegetarians, or meat lovers. Shoot, that definition is so definitive that it’s all inclusive. It’s a great definition when you’re trying to bolster support.
January 9, 2013 at 12:25pm
I have a feeling that you’ll be a target for persecution in these countries if you disagree with the leadership in any way.
January 9, 2013 at 11:59am
Brad Pitt is a good actor. So is Mel Gibson. So is Angelina Jolie. People can think what they want of them, but they are good at their jobs.
January 8, 2013 at 12:41pm
Yup, a man that wants a balanced budget is a real fiscal conservative. Nevermind that his plan would take 28 years to balance the budget (not the debt). In the meantime spending could continue going hog wild while he was in office.
There’s no point in supporting a budget plan that balances the budget after that politician is out of office. Paul Ryan is not fiscally conservative, he’s just good at appearing that way.
January 8, 2013 at 9:05am
Maybe you ought to try posting where we were having our argument, then maybe you’d learn something about me. Your ramblings and name calling on here come off as a little psychotic. Okay, really psychotic. Somehow, you think that acting like a nut on here is going to convince people that you are right. Good luck.
January 7, 2013 at 8:57pm
WOW! You nailed it. I’m a dirty rottin’ pervert. I have sex and I love it! I like doing it backwards. I like doing it forwards. I like it left and I like it right. I’ve also been married for 12 years to the same woman and have never had sex with any other woman, but we sure know how to have fun. I love my wife and we are happy. I also have no use for alcohol or drugs. But you know me so well that you probably already knew this stuff.
As far as the book I quoted – I was pointing out that the lifestyle that you described is consistent amongst generational poverty – Christians, atheists, and all others included.
Quoting you – FYI: Your not that smart.
When you want to call someone dumb by saying they’re not so smart, it might be a good idea to use the correct your/you’re.
It sounds like you may have had an unpleasant experience with an atheist lover or something and your on here venting so I’ll let you at have at it. Good luck with your love for others (especially those you disagree with) and proselytizing.
January 7, 2013 at 6:33pm
You speak of communism as though it is synonymous with atheism. It is not. While many communists/socialists were atheists, many were also Christians. Communism is a political ideology, not a philosophical or religious ideology.
Perhaps it is Christianity which is inherently communistic? After all, there is nothing in the gospels which even so much as suggests a divine preference for capitalism. On the contrary, quite a bit of what Jesus said directly supports many of the emotional foundations of socialism and even communism. It’s worth noting that the first experiment with communism was conducted by the Puritans based on Biblical beliefs. Due to harsh reality they abandoned it rather quickly. Rush Limbaugh tells the story on his program every Thanksgiving.
Also, read up on Ayn Rand. She was an atheist and a hardcore libertarian. Atheism and libertarianism go together naturally – survival of the fittest stuff. Libertarianism is essentially the political ideology of the founders.
January 7, 2013 at 6:19pm
Your generalizations made me laugh. It reminds me of a trailer park in town where many people profess to be Christians. Anyways, your generalizations are stupid. Read a book called “Life at the Bottom” by Theodore Dalrymple – an atheist Dr. living in England describing the lives of people in poverty near the hospital that he works at. People that live the life style that you described have many things in common, but being an atheist is not one of them. Dalrymple makes no mention of his own personal beliefs and does not attack religion, he just describes what he sees on a daily basis. It’s an interesting read.
Many atheists/agnostics live with remarkable morality based upon reason. There are natural and devastating consequences for living an “immoral” lifestyle.
January 7, 2013 at 5:49pm
“They wrote their English Common Law from Biblical Law including rights of property, punishment for certain crimes, formula for monetary retribution for certain crimes and so forth.”
Common law, also known as case law or precedent, is law developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals.
Also, Biblical Law is un-amazingly similar to Hammurabi’s Code, which predates the supposed time of Moses by 400-500 years. Check it out, some of it’s verbatim.