User Profile: Alex

Alex

Member Since: May 11, 2011

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  • [2] September 25, 2014 at 12:22pm

    It’s sad to say, but it worked for Japan.

  • [2] September 24, 2014 at 2:12pm

    Servant-Of-Allah,

    I hate to burst your bubble, but that Luke 19:27 verse you cited is part of a parable. You didn’t know that, did you?

  • [2] September 24, 2014 at 2:06pm

    Servant-of-Allah,

    Let us pretend for a moment the principle of abrogation doesn’t exist in Islam, and that YOU don’t pick and choose what you are going to follow. Fine. All other factors being equal, which is worse: to neglect parts of the Bible that could justify wrongdoing, or instead openly declare Muhammad is an example worthy of emulation, and then consummate the marriage with a 9 year old because Muhammad did it?

    Oh, and don’t pretend for a moment that we are the ones accusing you of this. These are YOUR people rightly following YOUR prophet.

  • [2] September 24, 2014 at 11:51am

    Servant-Of-Allah,

    “Islam is not defined by the acts of Muslim clerics, anymore than the acts of pedophile priest define Christianity.”

    Sorry, but no dice. In Islam, Muhammad is explicitly pointed to as the exemplar of Muslim living and you know it. These clerics are merely noticing that Muhammad married a 6 or 9 year old girl, and by extension had sexual relations with her. If Muhammad’s actions are glorified (and you know darn well that they are), then how can any Muslim NOT think that this is proper behavior.

    Even if a friend of God, Christians and Jews don’t have a doctrine that points to Biblical characters and says “whatever he does is right”. There is only one that we can say that for, and that is Jesus Christ. He is the only one we claim as a perfect man.

  • September 24, 2014 at 10:19am

    I share your frustration, Grundle! Your indignation is justified. That said, did you really need to use all caps?

  • [7] September 23, 2014 at 7:15pm

    Bingo. The truth deep down is that for all their talk of compassion and helping the little guy, Liberals are really not as concerned as they pretend to be about compassion. Its a buzz word to them. They want power. They don’t want Rush Limbaugh to be generous, and it makes them furious when a conservative is happy. They just want to control his and your money. In that sense, they are the greediest there are.

  • [1] September 23, 2014 at 6:53pm

    I’m not even mad about this. In fact, I think this is hilarious, and it makes me like Rush Limbaugh all the more (if that’s possible).

  • [20] September 23, 2014 at 3:19pm

    “A local Islamic State judge told Omer he was wrong, that 13-year-olds — and younger — were fair game for sex, because ‘prophet Muhammad married his wife, Aisha, when she was only 9 years old.’”

    Muhammad being their exemplar, it looks like those Muslims who are uncomfortable with pedophilia are the ones who aren’t the “real” Muslims.

    Why is it that that the more devout a Muslim is, the more barbaric he becomes? In contrast, consider the Lord Jesus Christ, the greatest to ever walk the earth. He is superior in every way. The more a man becomes like Christ, the better he becomes, the more divine his disposition, and the more self-control he develops.

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  • [1] September 23, 2014 at 1:47pm

    John 9:1-3
    1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.
    2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
    3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

    Could not the same be said of many who suffer from mental illness?

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  • [4] September 23, 2014 at 1:43pm

    While our life choices can have an effect on our mental health and affect our susceptibility, mental illness is an equal opportunity offender. It doesn’t make you any less a Christian to have struggled with it. It means you’re human. It is one of those unfortunate maladies of this fallen world.

  • [6] September 22, 2014 at 6:21pm

    Unless the place of business is the only resource for food, fuel, or shelter (where there is no competition), yes, an atheist baker should be allowed to refuse service to anyone for any reason.

  • September 22, 2014 at 2:52pm

    I love it! After they are done taking the virginity away from those virgins, what do they do next? :)

  • [2] September 22, 2014 at 11:51am

    What we should do is have a woman push the button to detonate every bomb and fire every weapon. In addition to that, we need to research and create a bomb that will disperse an aerosol of pig tissues and fluids over a wide area. Who needs grenades and mortars when you can have water balloons filled with pigs blood. I say first cut off their eternal reward, then arrange the meeting with God.

  • [1] September 18, 2014 at 6:20pm

    I’m one of the many of Scotch descent whose ancestors immigrated in the mid 1800′s to America.

  • [4] September 16, 2014 at 3:16pm

    Liberals on the whole have never demonstrated to me that they do nothing of the sort.

  • [8] September 16, 2014 at 1:46pm

    God bless you, Meriam Ibrahim! Stories like this make my day.

  • [1] September 15, 2014 at 5:56pm

    hi,

    I don’t have a problem with what you said. However, I don’t think that changes anything. Right or wrong, nobody who leaves or splits off from a denomination thinks they are doing so for any other reason than that they are leaving non-believers. The disintegration continues with the best of motives. That is how Sola Scriptura works. It is its flaw. It is not that the Bible isn’t inspired. It is. It is just that it wasn’t written to organize the Body of Christ. It was written BY the Body of Christ to bear testimony of Jesus Christ, and to expound His doctrine.

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  • [2] September 15, 2014 at 2:35pm

    Evangelicals and Protestants won’t like what I say here, but I call it as I see it. The Bible alone doesn’t give an effective template for organizing the Body of Christ. As divinely inspired, and wonderful as they are, the books of the New Testament were brought together by people who believed that ultimate authority to organize and regulate the affairs of the Body of Christ resided in the church. It was never considered that this could be handed off to a book. The church preceded and wrote the Bible, not the reverse.

    That is the great problem with Protestantism and its offshoots. If you believe that a book that was never compiled to organize followers of Christ, now has the authority to do so, you are going to run into a lot of problems, because the Bible alone doesn’t give you a clear way forward. From the split with the Catholic Church to this split with Presbyterian USA, it is literally a self-fulfilling prophesy that churches rooted in the Protestant Reformation will eventually disintegrate, just as they have from the beginning.

    I don’t care how strident a follower of Sola Scriptura you are, eventually, someone is going to come along and tell you you’re not Biblical enough. There is so much flexibility when you are governed ONLY by a book that eventually your way of practicing Christianity will be obsolete. In a hundred years or so, it will be your turn to be called the Christian heretic. Do you see the cycle?

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  • [1] September 11, 2014 at 6:11pm

    mewnani,

    “So the Old and New testaments should be discounted then? ”

    We aren’t discounting the Old and New Testaments any more than the New Testament discounts the Old Testament.

    “I’d take the word of God compiled through several authors over several millenia before I’d take the word of just one man who claimed he spoke with him and wrote his own book about it.”

    That is the same kind of thinking that caused many of the Pharisees to reject Christ when He came in the flesh. Can Christ not speak again through His servant, or must we forever be solely at the mercy of our ability to understand 2000 year old texts? As Mormons, we believe both are possible. We believe that God can give us more of the word of God to enlighten our understandings of His plan.

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  • [2] September 11, 2014 at 5:49pm

    mewnani,

    That is partially true. While there are many creeds that Protestant Christians (and Evangelical Christians by extension) reject, doctrinally speaking they still look at the scriptures through the lens of the creeds. Exhibit A: the Nicean Creed.

    The Nicean Creed was heavily influenced by the understanding of God believed by the Greeks (without body, parts, and passions) and reads like Greek metaphysical text. It has influenced Evangelical’s understanding of God more than they know.

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