Yes I suppose even the Irish draw the line there eh?
 April 24, 2015 at 12:30pm
Well, that’s only because we know Him and see His work in people’s lives, and see His prophecies coming true around the world, and enjoy His marvelous creation, and find help and direction in His laws, and see how much ruin and destruction is caused by the godless nations of the world, and by evil people… Oh, and because we feel His love and the comfort of His Spirit, and recognize the historical truth of His Son coming to die for our sins and rise again from the dead, and live in the hope of His return… That’s all. Or maybe a few more conservatives can chime in with whatever I forgot.
 April 24, 2015 at 12:19pm
Coming from a person who can’t spell “neon”…
 April 24, 2015 at 12:17pm
Ok, thanks for the lesson! Can I get that ice cream cone now?
 April 24, 2015 at 12:07pm
Let me just say, you don’t understand everything about Protestantism. Because the once saved always saved crowd and the better live right or you’ll lose it crowd both AGREE on the intimacy of prayer with Christ. How can I put this? The church is the bride of Christ. That is the level of intimacy we are talking about. No matter how much I like my husband’s mother, I am not inviting her into the room to share our intimacy. I’m not trying to be gross. I’m just trying to show you how very deep the Protestant rejection of praying through intermediaries actually goes. It’s one thing for members of the church to pray together, or for each other, as we are all part of the bride. It’s another to elevate Mary or the saints to some superhuman status that puts them in some other camp than regular sinners saved by grace. (Not “graces”, just grace – God’s righteousness at Christ’s expense.) Mary does NOT know Jesus better than I can. She knows Him as her Lord and Savior. That trumps any relationship they had on earth, now that He is restored to His divine glory. And that’s how I know Him too.
 April 24, 2015 at 11:51am
As a New Yorker, I dream of the day when I will have a RINO to vote out the next time, instead of a big pile of Dems that need a shovel. Probably it will be Joanie Mahoney(R) who’s a darling of Cuomo’s at the moment. All you NY voters who don’t know of her yet, you can go ahead and put her on the RINO list now.
 April 24, 2015 at 11:41am
Let’s not be blaming any turtles, thank you…
I agree with you on the tyranny. I also understand more each day how people in the USSR never mustered the energy to rise up and protest. Too easy to just try and make the best of your own life, too easy to feel powerless in the face of massive corruption and disappointment.