The *perfect* projection of left leaning folk astounds me again and again. That this guy can spout off about “propagandized mumbo jumbo pseudo intellectual mess.” from the right–whilst blaming JIHAD on right wing rhetoric….as I say, it is astounding.
 October 26, 2015 at 12:01pm
Here’s the problem–and what inspires comments such as the one you’re attempting to address–This administration HAS defended Muslim employees on the basis of religion–even on less egregious grounds than what Christians have faced: http://www.chicagonow.com/publius-forum/2014/02/obama-sues-so-illinois-muslims-can-refuse-work-without-being-fired/ They won that lawsuit to the tune of 240k against the trucking company. So–Christian artists are FORCED to CELEBRATE “gay weddings” -and a Christian clerk is tossed in JAIL for seeking to have the local law changed before complying with a RULING that goes against said local law—while Muslims don’t have to even DELIVER alcohol.
 October 21, 2015 at 12:09am
Welltouched, unless you have links showing otherwise–the only offers of security I’ve ever read about were VERBAL, whilst the requests for security were written—in other words, the requests for security were documented, and denied—while there are mere rumors that he was verbally offered security and turned it down–which even if true, may have merely demonstrated that Ambassador Stevens was acquiescing to his State Department’s (already documented) decision to show no additional military presence.
 October 12, 2015 at 2:58pm
That may be perfectly true–but it is also true that your founders bore some pretty damning similarities in their love of plural wives, their marrying of sisters, their love for young wives–and their utter contempt for the truth, as seen by subsequent archaeological findings.
In exactly the same way that Mohammad blatantly lied about every Jewish prophet (including Yeshua Himself) being a Muslim, Joseph made up out of whole cloth a South American history that never happened. Not one sword, not one single chariot wheel, let alone any armor has EVER (or ever will be) discovered—in the same way archaeologists keep finding proof after proof in and around Jerusalem that Jewish people practiced Judaism, and Christians practiced Christianity–as opposed to Islam.
These glaring truths tend to put off those of us who love reality…..despite whatever “good works” those who are comfortable living under such delusions may or may not do. Gal. 1:8 “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!”
First off you make good points but all are in the past, second I'm not Mormon nor have I ever been.
The "plural wives" was a temporary situation. I don't know how long it lasted, but it was a need to rebuild their population thanks to things like Missouri executive order 44 which was essentially an order to kick out or kill all Mormons. The Mormons were forced out of what existed of the United States at the time, and many males were murdered along the way.
Modern Mormons reject polygamy. There are a few who still practice it, but it's not approved of by the mainstream Mormons.
...and I'm not Mormon.
[-5] October 5, 2015 at 12:51pm
Actually, I’ve read that the fact that it’s so much easier to be “out” in our culture now might lead to a decline in the homosexual population if there is anything at all to the argument for genetic causes. The author, a homosexual man who’s never wanted children, theorizes that there aren’t enough homosexuals who wish to go through the process of procuring biological children to make up for the number who will not be having them while maintaining a ‘double life’.
 September 22, 2015 at 10:53am
Speaking from experience, you are entirely correct. Our son was suspended from kindergarten for bringing a Power Rangers Dino Thunder sword/ray gun (yes, it was BOTH a sword AND a “gun” depending on whether or not it was unfolded) it was bright yellow and red with a silver scimitar like rubber tip–that was the “sword” part. He was not allowed back into school until we had sat down at our local board of education for several meetings. When he was in third grade, he found he’d forgotten that he hid his official cub scout pocket knife from his curious 3yr old sister in his wallet, with his Yugioh cards (which his TEACHER told him he could bring to school-I told him he should probably leave them at home)…. as soon as he realized he’d accidentally brought it to school, he tried to stick it back in the wallet, but the girl sitting next to him raised her hand and exclaimed to the teacher that he had a knife….which he never opened, let alone threatened anyone with….heck, he never brought it above the table….he was expelled for that. Zero tolerance = zero common sense.
 July 23, 2015 at 2:46pm
Quite a bit more considering you’re listing extra-biblical evidence, while there is no evidence of Mohammed or his “ministry” outside of Islam until the Orientalists…who were all of course studying the Muslim texts.
 July 23, 2015 at 2:43pm
Actually, the evidence for Jesus’ ministry is literally the strongest documented ministry in the world. Paul’s letters alone had to have been written within 20-30 years–well within the lifetimes of witnesses. Add to that Peter, James and John–not to mention the Gospels themselves (and Acts) all of whom were independent–and all of which were strictly illegal to be found in possession of (people died for having copies of these) –which is why they were copied and sent out all over the place–exactly the opposite of what happened with the Qur’an.
When people toss out biblical texts (from pure emotion) they show the exact same sort of “judgement” that’s exhibited when someone disbelieves a story because of the source–it’s prejudice pure and simple. Otherwise, the content would be addressed.
Paul was rejected as a true messenger as he had his own version of Christ. James, the supposed brother of Jesus, was the main bishop after the crucifixion. James called the shots. Paul was just another guy, that liked the story but ran his own operation.
'Strongest documented ministry'
There are several eastern religions laughing at you and a fair number of things that came before Jesus that are too.
@blinknight -- Yeah I had a laugh too because Christianity is rather New when compared to the older religions like hinduism in 3000 BCE.
What's always made me laugh is that Christians then we are all of Gods children. But for some reason he didn't bother to try and correct hinduism and teach them why they were wrong and should believe more in his son Jesus back in the year 3000 BCE. So, God sits back and just didn't care that millions believed in their false Gods.
World view of religions and origins definitely makes you step away from it all and say, if you want to follow what other men said then go for it. The religious just never go to the root development of belief and think they are right and others are wrong. Throw all the religious leaders together and they won't eat each other YET they all worship so dude in the sky as God but with different commandments and interpretations as to what is expected.
The spread of religions throughout the time.
 July 23, 2015 at 2:35pm
I think you’re mistaking when the Koran was consolidated, with when the Hadith was. The Hadith consists of ‘tellings’ of his companions–and was largely put together by Muhammad’s early biographers–the Koran was compiled by Uthman, the 3rd Caliph who reigned for 12 years beginning in 645 (iirc) -so much closer to the time of Muhammad.
 July 23, 2015 at 2:11pm
Probably they’re referring to the fact that if this was written down before 644–it’s from before Uthman! Uthman, the 3rd Caliph gathered up all the copies of the Qur’an, and chose one to become “The Qur’an” all other copies were burned. If it turns out that this manuscript (or portion of a manuscript) differs any from Uthman’s then it would prove to be quite interesting indeed!
July 18, 2015 at 3:27am
@emmayche The problem is the activists within this movement specifically say that ‘hate the sin love the sinner’ is a lie…and they will tell you so repeatedly. They will stop at nothing less than absolute celebration of debauchery.
“Discretion will guard you,
Understanding will watch over you,
To deliver you from the way of evil,
From the man who speaks perverse things;
From those who leave the paths of uprightness
To walk in the ways of darkness;
Who delight in doing evil
And rejoice in the perversity of evil;
Whose paths are crooked,
And who are devious in their ways” -Proverbs 2:11-15
[-1] July 18, 2015 at 3:07am
Being “Gay” isn’t an end all to being of Christian faith—in the sense that someone suffering from same sex attractions isn’t shut out of the possibility of relationship with God. The problem comes when people with same sex attractions choose to IDENTIFY–to define their very identity as “Gay” (as you, I believe, correctly emphasized). I tried to explain to my then almost adult daughter, if (God forbid) I were in a car accident and somehow lost my ability to have sex, and could never live out that part of my life with her Dad again–my identity would not change–I am first and foremost a child of God, secondarily a wife, mother, daughter etc etc.
 July 4, 2015 at 6:24am
Jul. 3, 2015 at 1:42pm
“But this Fascist judge has also put a gag order on the bakers. They can’t voice their beliefs on homosexual marriage. The SCOTUS also made abortion legal but that doesn’t force doctors to preform abortions. Hospitals don’t preform abortions, they are done in abortion clinics. The Hippocratic Oath protects doctors from doing this and protects medical staff from being involved in the murder of children. These bakers deserve the same protection for their beliefs.”
I wish you were correct, that the Hipppocratic Oath protected doctors, but it doesn’t…they get them in medical school, forcing students to go through rotations where abortion is required, I have a cousin who graduated just in time to avoid one. She’s a pediatric pulmonologist :) You’re also incorrect about abortions not being performed in hospitals…I’ve had 4 such procedures, all done in hospitals. We’ve suffered 4 late term miscarriages, the technical term is ‘missed spontaneous abortion’….where the baby dies, but the body fails to miscarry naturally. Perhaps it depends on the hospital….or perhaps it used to before Obamacare. :(
 July 4, 2015 at 6:08am
They had a go fund me page—gofundme took them and Baronelle Stutzman’s pages down. They are refusing to help Christians persecuted for refusing to celebrate gay marriage (regardless of how ever many years of ANY other sort of service they may have performed–as in Stutzman’s case) crowd fund. They are NOT refusing to help those convicted of violent crimes up to and including rape.
 July 2, 2015 at 4:12pm
He’s just jealous. It’s 100% projection, deeeeeeeep down Takei knows that while his homosexuality is at least in part by choice, Thomas’ skin color is not. While there are thousands upon thousands of “ex” homosexuals, there are no “ex” black people. He also knows somewhere in that dark heart of his that it is G*d who grants that dignity, and not man. It is because we are made in His image that we have any dignity at all, and it is our rebellion against that Creator that costs dignity. Scripture mandated that any runaway slave not be returned, that anyone who kidnapped another human deserved capital punishment–the underground railway here in the US was never in violation of G*d’s law, merely man’s–and that is precisely why the slave did indeed retain dignity. Thomas is exactly right–the unborn murdered in the womb are murdered despite their innate “right to life”–and in spite of their obvious humanity.
“I am proudly a Christian” ? Gee, and I thought pride was the deadliest of sins to Christians.
“If as a Christian you cannot separate fiction and reality, you are perilously close to picking up a sword and rushing out to wage Christian jihad against the sodom that is Hollywood, and all those who believe less strongly than yourself”
LOL!! Ok, there are at least 2 glaring inconsistencies with Christianity here–1) If YOU can’t recognize pornography when you see it–and recognize that God is again’ it lol you are in some MAJOR trouble. and 2) For Pete’s sake! if you have to borrow from another religion (jihad) to describe an act, that should clue you into the fact that it’s not kosher! How one could possibly claim to follow the Deity who mandated loving one’s enemies—-and claim that following that mandate could EVER end in taking a sword to “those who believe less strongly than yourself”. Utter bs.
There isn’t a smidge of pornography in the Chronicles of Narnia.
Those cliff notes, or crib notes you’ve gotten ahold of are just plain wrong. “uncovering his feet” refers to…uncovering his feet. She (at Naomi’s direction) was asking him to serve as her “kinsman redeemer” – it was a proposal, not a consummation.
“Affirming children for who they are is simply the right thing to do, and rejecting a child’s deeply held sense of who they are can have very serious consequences,” James Parrish, executive director of Equality Virginia, told the Daily Press. “It is sad that this is even a debate.”
It’s SHOCKING how exactly backwards this is from reality (i.e. it’s the exact perfect argument for the other side)
From http://www.healthofchildren.com/G-H/Gender-Identity.html “Most children eventually outgrow gender identity disorder. About 75 percent of boys with gender identity disorder develop a homosexual or bisexual orientation by late adolescence or adulthood, but without continued feelings of transsexuality. Most of the remaining 25 percent become heterosexuals (also without transsexuality). Those individuals in whom gender identity disorder persists into adulthood retain the desire to live as members of the opposite sex, sometimes manifesting this desire by cross-dressing, either privately or in public. In some cases, adult transsexuals (both male and female) have their primary and secondary sexual characteristics altered through a sex change operation, consisting of surgery and hormone treatments.”
Didja catch that?! 75% + 25% = 100% The percentage is SO small that these folks refer to them as “individuals”.
 June 8, 2015 at 12:30am
I find this confusing. “Christian Gay people” is an oxymoron. How can one claim to be a follower of Christ, who not only taught from the “Old Testament”, not only quoted (often) from Leviticus, but ‘doubled down’ on the law?! This celibate rabbi taught that one was guilty of adultery for merely LOOKing with lust upon someone of the opposite sex—HOW does one then claim to be His follower, while practicing homosexuality?
Because we are all sinners… “those without sin can throw the first stone.” Are you claiming to be without sin? I'm not a fan of homosexual anything but, that is between the individual and God.
The difference, Feral, is repenting. As a Christian, you are also a sinner, on that we all agree, but the Christian will know he sinned and will try to repent and not do it again. The homosexual who says he's just fine with being homosexual is not repenting.
 June 5, 2015 at 7:59am
Ah, did you miss: ‘ “The saddest thing for me as a reader was how, in books on the Bible and sex, Vines and Wilson concentrated almost wholly on the biblical negatives, the prohibitions against homosexual practice, instead of giving sustained attention to the high, (yes) glorious Scriptural vision of sexuality,” Keller wrote.’
IOW, we’re all agreed that scripture is quite prohibitive of homosexual acts. This article is just focusing on the author’s additional view that G*d’s positive teaching on complimentarianism as well all the positive teachings on godly marriage are being utterly neglected by the “gay christian” side.