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  • [14] May 22, 2015 at 1:42pm

    I don’t think Jesus is nearly as picky as you when it comes to who is a Christian. The very first Christian who went to heaven was the criminal who died on the cross next to Jesus. The guy knew NOTHING about Jesus. The only experience the guy had was seeing Jesus pray for the souls of the people who were crucifying him. And that was enough to convince the criminal that Jesus was lord of the earth.

    For all we know, that criminal could have thought Jesus was an alien from Neptune, or that Jesus was a magical sorcerer, or that Jesus was a psychopathic lunatic. So knowing ABOUT Jesus really doesn’t have anything to do with salvation. That criminal knew nothing ABOUT Jesus except that Jesus prayed for the people who wanted him dead. That was all he needed to know about Jesus, and that was all the faith Jesus required to say “You will be with me in paradise.”

    Stop trying to categorize people as Catholic or Mormon or cults or Christian. Christianity is a relationship, not a religion. Different doctrines and schools of thought DO NOT MATTER. What matters is the heart of the person, and whether or not they believe in Jesus. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the first person ever to attain Salvation was a criminal who had no idea who Jesus was. I think that’s probably the way we all are when we attain Salvation: sinners who don’t know Christ.

    That guy didn’t know Jesus was born of a virgin, or anything else about Jesus. But he believed on Jesus, and was saved.

  • May 22, 2015 at 12:41pm

    You cannot argue that it’s the government’s job to “keep companies from feeding us poison” and then say that drug and alcohol regulations are “ways to CONTROL us”. Drugs and alcohol are poisons. If it’s the government’s job to keep companies from feeding you poison, doesn’t that also mean it’s their job from preventing drug and alcohol as well?

    I think they should just license people to purchase alcohol and drugs the same way they license people to drive. You should have to pass a written exam showing that you are 100% aware of the potential consequences, and you take full financial, legal, and moral responsibility for any actions you take while under the influence of illicit substances. So if you get drunk, have sex, and get pregnant, you cannot get an abortion. Or if you smoke pot and lose your job for failing a drug test, you can’t file for unemployment. Stuff like that.

    I think that’s the BEST and ONLY way to legalize this stuff, and make it so that the consequences apply specifically to the people who choose to engage in substance abuse, rather than inflicting their bad habits and consequences on everybody else.

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  • [1] May 22, 2015 at 11:46am

    If you live in the South, the opposite problem happens: people always leave their turn signals on for miles at a time.

  • May 22, 2015 at 11:44am

    They just need to add an “Info and Entertainment” section to the website, so this stuff isn’t filed under “News” anymore.

    It’s really just a categorical error.

  • [7] May 22, 2015 at 11:19am

    I’m still waiting for somebody to explain to me how Josh Duggar can be accused of child molestation when HE WAS A CHILD HIMSELF. Isn’t that just called “teen sex” when a couple of 14 year olds do the dirty? If it’s child molestation, why are they handing out condoms in public schools? It makes no sense.

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  • [20] May 22, 2015 at 10:59am

    Can somebody explain this to me please? How can a child be accused of child molestation? If you are a young teenager (13 or 14) and you have sex with other young teenagers, how is that child molestation? I don’t understand. Isn’t that what all the condoms in school are for? Because this is supposedly normal?

    Why is it “child molestation” when Josh Duggar does it, but it’s “normal” when all these other kids are having sex?

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  • [11] May 21, 2015 at 3:11pm

    Because in the magical land of Progressatopia, words on signs are violent physical assaults to animals.

  • [21] May 21, 2015 at 3:06pm

    An individual who graduated high school in the year 1915 was able to read and write not only English, but Greek and Latin as well. These are the base languages for almost all European languages, which allowed people to travel all over Europe and be able to have a fundamental ability to figure out street signs and basic words in any language. For example, knowing Latin allowed people to visit Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal without needing a translator, since Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese all use Latin as a base for most of their words.

    One hundred years later, in 2015, people who graduate high school cannot read and write in English, let alone any other language. They think phrases like “Cogito ergo sum” are spells from Harry Potter. And colleges are having to teach high school graduates basic writing skills.

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  • [1] May 21, 2015 at 2:57pm

    Idadho,

    I think you’re wrong. I think anybody can sit down and turn the little knob and correct the angles just as if it were a steering wheel. Half the battle is having to overcome the counter-intuitive hurdle.

  • [7] May 21, 2015 at 2:53pm

    Everybody knows what to do in a roundabout (what this article called a “traffic circle”).
    The problem is that they have two HUGE design flaws.

    1. People get disoriented because they are round, instead of square. If they are really big circles, or on top of a hill, you cannot really tell which “exit” you are supposed to take. People also get disoriented because not all roundabouts have 4 exits. Many have 3 or 5 exits, and the number of exits is almost never obvious to people until they are familiar with that particular roundabout. All large roundabouts need signs posted at the entrance that say something like this:

    “First exit: Plum Street East
    Second Exit: Main Street North”
    Etc.

    2. They are NOT designed for multiple lanes. As you can see in the diagrams in this article, somebody approaching the roundabout from the south who intends to do a U-Turn would stay in the inner lane until he got back to where he started. But if somebody saw him in the middle lane, and was going straight west to east in the outer lane, the guy trying to leave the roundabout in the inner lane would have to cut off the person in the outer lane, or they would have a traffic accident.

    If a street has more than 1 lane, it needs an intersection with stop signs. If it is only 1 lane, a roundabout is fine, so long as there are signs at each entrance that tell which exit leads to which street. It’s not that people don’t know how to use them. It’s that these multi-lane roundabouts are flawed by design.

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  • [12] May 21, 2015 at 2:40pm

    My favorite part of this story is where it talks about the student, who is a child, telling the teacher, who is an adult, that he shouldn’t disrespect the flag like that. The adult then threw a temper tantrum, and stomped his feet on the flag, while the child calmly protested by refusing to look at the teacher.

    Sounds like the teacher is an impudent child trapped in the body of a grown man. Perhaps that will be the next Civil Rights issue: transmaturism. It’ll be illegal to discriminate against people who don’t act their age. Grown liberals can throw as many temper tantrums as they want, take naps, and suck on their bottles, and nobody can discriminate against them for it.

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  • [10] May 21, 2015 at 2:27pm

    Not being believed doesn’t stop the truth from being true.
    Lies written in ink cannot erase truths written in blood.

  • [3] May 21, 2015 at 2:21pm

    I wonder if they’ll just do like they did with Obamacare. Add 20,000 pages of nonsense that nobody will read, and say “It’s been amended. If you like your metadata, you can keep your metadata.” And then they’ll spend the next 5 years claiming that your metadata wasn’t the right kind of metadata, and that only specific types of metadata are private. All the other kinds, like the kind you have been using, are open to NSA probing.

  • [13] May 21, 2015 at 2:14pm

    The worst part about all this is that they let the “professional squatters” move in out of the kindness of their hearts, and their kind act was abused. I honestly don’t care if people are squatters inside abandoned buildings, or if the landlord cheats them. But when people are kind and generous, and someone takes advantage of that, I think there’s a special place in HELL for that person.

  • May 21, 2015 at 2:04pm

    Destroyer of Civilizations,

    Congratulations on being able to quote one of the worst movies ever created. I mean, it takes some serious dedication to sit through an Adam Sandler movie by itself without vomiting or having your IQ drop to just a notch above brain dead. But to be able to stomach such filth and then MEMORIZE QUOTES from it? Wow. You’ve got some serious guts to do stuff like that.

  • [12] May 21, 2015 at 1:45pm

    Exactly. If you glorify homosexuality as a “special” sin, all you do is play into the enemy’s hands. The whole gay movement has been about feeling special, and unique; outcasts and rebels who have been unjustly shunned by society. That’s how they justify a lot of what they think and believe.

    Don’t play into that narrative. Take it seriously, but remember that Jesus was tempted with all sin while he walked the earth. That means that at some point, even Jesus felt the temptation of homosexuality. And while he was on the cross, he was punished for that sin in our place, so we wouldn’t have to suffer and die for it.

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  • [1] May 21, 2015 at 1:02pm

    Yeah, my psychology professor in college was very adamant about this. She said it’s impossible to help anybody with an addiction if you treat the “fantasy” as though it is somehow detached from reality.

    People who are capable of separating the two don’t usually find fantasy appealing at all. Very grounded and realistic people tend to avoid reading fiction in the fantasy, sci-fi, and romance genres. They tend to enjoy Christian/Inspirational genres, biographies, historical novels, murder mysteries, and things like that. Game of Thrones wouldn’t even appeal to somebody who firmly distinguishes between reality and fantasy: because reality is far superior to anything fantasy can invent.

    People who distinguish between fantasy and reality are the kind of people who would rather PLAY football, than watch it on TV. They would never have a fantasy football team, because living and participating in real life is more important than spectating or dwelling on a fantasy.

  • May 21, 2015 at 12:51pm

    Thanks Ianceintx.

    I just wish I could tell the same thing to these anti-gun pastors in person. I’m much more convincing when I’m not a block of text on the internet.

  • [17] May 21, 2015 at 12:39pm

    I don’t think they do. Christians and Jews say they worship “The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob”. I’ve never met any Muslims who would agree with that statement.

    And I’ve never met a Christian or Jew who would agree with the statement that Muhammad is a prophet of the God of the Bible, which is the central claim of Islam (that Muhammad is the prophet of Allah).

    So, unless you have some sort of evidence that Allah and Jehovah are the same, I am going to stand by what I’ve been told by all 3 faiths: They are NOT the same.

  • [458] May 21, 2015 at 12:35pm

    Why is this even a thing?

    Nobody who believes in God thinks that the Allah of Islam is the same as Jehovah from the Bible. Nobody who believes in God believes that. Atheists might believe that. Buddhists might believe that. Hindus might believe that (but then again, they think everything is God). But I’ve never met any Muslim, Jew, or Christian who thought that Allah and Jehovah are the same.

    Whoever came up with this nonsense idea that Allah is the God of the Bible is either a psychopath or a liberal. But I guess that’s redundant anyway.

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