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Blest

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  • [1] November 26, 2014 at 11:49am

    Lord, forgive me for my ungrateful heart. I live in a wealthy nation, where crime is so rare it is called “news”. Where we are free to ridicule our government without the fear of being beheaded. Where we complain that food tastes bad, rather than being grateful that we have food to eat.

    I will count my blessings, even though there are too many to count. The impossibility of the task shouldn’t prevent me from undertaking it.

    In reply to the contribution Gratitude is a Sickness Suffered by Dogs

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  • [2] November 26, 2014 at 11:41am

    Because if black people and Latinos had to examine themselves and think “Maybe I’m wrong”, that would be racist, right? It’s only okay for white people to be introspective. If black people do it, they are “traitors” to their race.

  • November 25, 2014 at 4:27pm

    Progressives always cater to the weird and the weak.

    “Don’t worry if you can’t find a job. The government will take care of you. Can’t raise your kids? Don’t worry. You just breed, and we’ll raise them. Can’t figure out how to live a decent life? Never fear! The Progress People are here. We’ll tell you how to live your life for you. Don’t know how to cook a turkey in an environmentally friendly, non-theistic way? We’ll put up a website to teach you how.”

    Conservatives cater to the common people and to strength. We exemplify the good, and revile the bad. We champion the success stories and share them as a compassionate way to inspire the unsuccessful to do better.

  • [22] November 25, 2014 at 1:00pm

    “And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.”

    You see, the light of truth doesn’t matter to those who choose the darkness. Indeed, they are willfully ignorant of it. And that is what causes people to give into evil.

    Evil will appear as an angel of light. It always starts out charming and beautiful, in an attempt to defeat you by pure dominion. It makes you doubt, and fear, and question what is true. This is evil trying to act like God, who created all beauty and dominion. But true beauty inspires awe and respect, the “fear of the Lord” kind of fear. Not the terror and petrifying fear of darkness.

    When that doesn’t work, the disarming and beautiful creature starts trying the “noise ” approach. God created music, so naturally the twisting of that is noise. When good people sing, evil people will try to shout them down. When good people pray, evil people will scream and scoff.

    Finally, the last resort of evil is to establish the chaos of animals as more powerful than the calm strength of mankind. This is the last ditch, desperate attempt of the evil to overthrow that which is good. And it almost always heralds in some kind of mass revival and repentance. When people realize they are behaving like animals, they also recognize that animals can be put down.

    These riots in Ferguson are people reacting to the fact that a man chose to behave like an animal, and they are joining in and acting like animals too.

  • November 25, 2014 at 12:30pm

    “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.

    Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence (God) moves too.

    All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

    Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”

    ― William H. Murray

    In reply to the story Top Five Thanksgiving Proclamations

  • [19] November 25, 2014 at 11:25am

    I don’t think the GDP matters when nearly half the country is on government assistance. Take away the money spent by government workers and the money spent by people on government assistance, and you’ll have a better idea of what the United States economy looks like.

    Right now, half the “structure” of the economy is made out of smoke and mirrors. The other half is so tax-burdened that they are about to collapse or move to Canada.

    As the British mathematician John Lennox said, “Mathematics can be used to describe things, but it cannot be used to create anything. Believing that mathematics can create something is what got us into trouble during the financial crisis. The banks were doing something called ‘Creative Accounting’, trying to use numbers to produce something from nothing. All it did was crush the economy.”

    Numbers can deceive, or they can reveal the truth. It all depends on how you choose to present them: in a deceitful manner, or an honest one.

  • [59] November 25, 2014 at 11:14am

    @John Two Feathers

    I know what you mean, but I would like to offer you this bit of observation. In America, people looting and rioting is such a rare event that it actually qualifies as “news”. In many nations, riots, looting, burning vehicles, these things are so common and happen so often, that they no longer seem like news. They start to seem “normal”.

    As I try to always point out, America is a place that is so profoundly good and decent, that only bad things count as news. A million cars drive down the street without incident: normal. Fatal car accident? News.

    The fact that hundreds of millions of people get along swimmingly every day in America is miraculous in and of itself. The fact that stuff like Ferguson Missouri happens so rarely in America, that is miraculous.

    Sure, it sucks, and it’s horrible. But it’s also very, very rare. So be glad for that. Rejoice. Count it all as blessing.

  • [359] November 25, 2014 at 10:46am

    In a world of twerking, gyrating, grinding, thrusting, and all other sorts of sexual dance moves being forced on people through the music industry, this was definitely a beautiful, FUN, hilarious and entertaining dance.

    Keep on dancing Sadie. Hope you win!

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  • November 24, 2014 at 5:05pm

    These people can’t be serious… This has to be some kind of joke or prank YouTube channel. There’s no way these people are serious about this.

  • November 21, 2014 at 4:39pm

    Right. No religion should ever be required or enforced: including atheism. It’s against the 1st Amendment to have a branch of government that does things through the lens of secularism, just like it’s against the 1st Amendment to have a branch of government that deals with everything through the lens of Christianity.

    The government doesn’t get to make policies or decisions about religious or non-religious speech. The government doesn’t have a right to say what can or cannot be displayed, said, or printed by military officers or soldiers, when it relates to religion. They just don’t have that right. Congress shall make no law (including regulations) that establishes a religion OR prohibits the free practice of it. If a soldier wants to preach, it’s against the US Constitution to prohibit that solider from proselytizing.

  • [7] November 21, 2014 at 4:34pm

    Why would somebody in a position of leadership, writing something on a white board, be considered coercion or “restricted access”?

    Think about it. By that logic, what if he writes “Pepperoni Pizza for the whole squad, 7pm” on the same whiteboard? What if you don’t like pizza, or have religious objections to eating the pork in pepperoni? Aren’t you basically saying that writing an announcement of a pizza party is coercion and “restricted access”?

    What if he writes “Annual Safety Inspection, January 10th, 2015″ on the whiteboard? I mean, we measure time by the birth of Jesus Christ, so the counting of time and calling the year 2015, shouldn’t that also be “coercion” and “restricted access”? Isn’t 2015 just another symbol of Christian fundamentalist monsters? I mean, they’re forcing the concept of time on somebody! How dare they!?

    This is what relativism hath wrought, a world of preening prissy whiners who complain about Bible verses and prayer groups. Can’t they find something a little more terrifying to worry about, like soldiers raping each other? Maybe if we had a little more Bible study, and a little less pornography, that kind of stuff wouldn’t happen as often.

  • [10] November 21, 2014 at 3:48pm

    I’m sorry, what!? What does “attraction” have to do with homosexuality or heterosexuality?

    Sexuality is a BEHAVIOR.
    It describes what your ACTIONS.
    Not your feelings.

    “Sexual orientation” is a nonsense phrase that means whatever liberals want it to mean, like “progress” and “social justice”. What you mean to say is you identify with the concept of homosexuality and the behaviors attributed to it. That is what you are describing, not “sexual orientation”.

    It’s not like you go through an orientation period. Gay people aren’t a company you work for. You don’t have to believe all the stupid stuff they tell you just because you identify with them. Think for yourself for a change. Figure things out before you jump to ridiculous ideas and prejudices.

  • [5] November 21, 2014 at 3:36pm

    Right. It’s not like we have “coming out” confessions for anything else. Nobody is like “Guys, I don’t now how to tell you this, but I have sex with inflated dolls.”

    The only people who are going to care about that are the people who find it horrifying. So why bother telling people at all? This whole thing is just so weird…

  • [15] November 21, 2014 at 3:10pm

    I wish I could upvote this a thousand times. There is nothing wrong with two men loving each other. There is nothing wrong with two women loving each other. Loving somebody of the same sex isn’t wrong.

    Sexual conduct with people of the same sex is what is wrong.

    NOBODY believes that it’s wrong for two men to love each other. Nobody. It’s a straw-man argument, because you are setting up an enemy that doesn’t exist. Nobody believes it’s wrong to love people.

    What is wrong is abusing your body, and dishonoring your ability to CREATE HUMAN BEINGS by performing deviant sex acts. If you took the “sex” out of “homosexual”, nobody would care! Nobody would care that two guys hold hands, or kiss each other. Nobody would care if two women live together and shop at Home Depot. It’s the sex act that people have a problem with.

    And this isn’t unique to homosexuality. We have problems with all kinds of heterosexual sex acts also, especially when they are outside of marriage (real marriage, the kind that exists to create an environment for producing and raising children in the best possible way).

    I encourage people to love one another as much as possible. But sex has nothing to do with love. They are two separate topics, and must be dealt with separately.

  • [27] November 20, 2014 at 2:27pm

    Exactly. A “perceived threat” without any evidence of a REAL threat is nothing more than a paranoid delusion. Unless somebody has evidence that this little boy can actually shoot lasers out of his fingers, the school is basically saying “We give paranoid delusions the same credibility as objective physical evidence.”

    And that, my friends, is the terrifying result of relativism.

  • [16] November 20, 2014 at 2:25pm

    Did anybody else catch the statement at the end? That was disturbingly surreal.

    “Perceptions of threats can be AS REAL AS a threat itself.”

    Does nobody even listen to themselves anymore? How can a “perception of threat” be as real as an actual, factual, real-life threat? That’s like saying that an optical illusion is as real as things that aren’t illusions. A perceived threat isn’t real! If you read Harry Potter, you will perceive a threat from an evil wizard. That doesn’t mean Voldemort is real!

    What is wrong with these people!? Have they seriously bought into this relativistic crap so much that they’re actually starting to believe that how a person feels subjectively is just as real as objective factual things? The lunacy of that statement is astonishing. Perceived threats with no evidence of a REAL threat is just a paranoid delusion. Unless they have evidence that this boy’s finger and laser noises could actually harm somebody, how is this “perceived threat” anything but a paranoid delusion?

    Are we really at the point where we give paranoid delusions the same standing as objective physical evidence?

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  • November 20, 2014 at 12:50pm

    If Buddha had created the entire universe, it wouldn’t bother me.

  • [9] November 20, 2014 at 12:49pm

    I don’t really see what the point of “gratitude” is if you are a reductionist, materialist, or atheist. After all, if there is no God, gratitude is just an illusion created by our DNA to trick us into cooperating. Why celebrate a deception, or an illusion?

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  • [1] November 19, 2014 at 1:11pm

    Okay, let’s put this into a less volatile situation.

    Do people have a legal right to discriminate against people due to their behavior? Yes or no? If you have any kind of belief in freedom, you have to say YES. You should be able to discriminate based on a person’s behavior (including past behavior).

    Second, every behavior is a CHOICE. Unless you think homosexuality is a mental disease where every time two gay men enter the same room together they suddenly lose all ability to make choices and just randomly begin sexing each other up… Unless you think that’s true, then all homosexual behavior is a choice. Feelings of attraction aren’t a choice, but feelings don’t matter. You can ignore feelings and choose not to act on them. And feelings aren’t considered homosexuality. Only behavior is.

    So if you value freedom, then you must say it is okay to discriminate based on behavior. And unless you view homosexuality as a mental disorder, you must admit that homosexual behavior is a choice people make.

    Lastly, as to the “burden of proof”, all I would need to point to is the enormous suicide rate among gay men. The rate goes down if the gay person was raised in religious households that rejected homosexuality, and the rate skyrockets among people raised in secular homes that accepted homosexuality. Something is very wrong with homosexuality if it causes so many people to kill themselves. Not sure what other evidence you would need.

  • November 19, 2014 at 12:57pm

    Did you not even read the article? The point was to say that sexuality doesn’t matter if you have no job, no money, no standing in the world, and you are being overrun by enemies.

    In other words, gay people need to GET OVER THEMSELVES and stop thinking that their personal sex life is more important than the future of the nation. Anybody who thinks like that is an idiot, through and through.

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