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Blest

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  • [2] September 19, 2014 at 1:46pm

    This seems sketchy to me. How did they define “moral” and “immoral” behaviors?

    Also, this study was conducted using SMARTPHONES. It wasn’t done over the phone, or in person, or on paper, it was done, basically, over text messages. Most people I know who are serious about God don’t have smartphones. Some don’t even have televisions.

    I’m extremely skeptical of this study. The results seem to be skewed to only include people who are already very worldly by nature of how the results were collected.

  • [1] September 19, 2014 at 1:23pm

    I think you read the Bible incorrectly. God promised to bless Ishmael as well, and to make him a great nation in the earth.

    Genesis 17:20
    “And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation.”

    There is a covenant on both sides. Isaiah and Ezekiel, both prophets, gave foreshadowing that the last group of people on the earth to accept God would be the Arabs, and that great turmoil would take place before they gave up their pride and stubborn ways.

  • [4] September 19, 2014 at 1:19pm

    You’ll notice that God promised didn’t just promise to bless Abraham and Isaac, but he also promised to bless Ishmael, and make him a great nation.

    Isaiah and Ezekiel both prophesied that the last group to accept God would be the Arabs, and that great turmoil would take place before they give up their stubborn ways.

  • [15] September 19, 2014 at 11:58am

    This isn’t limited to God though. I have doubts that the President actually exists sometimes, because he doesn’t really do anything. I often see cars flying down the highway at 90 mph and wonder “Do highway patrol officers even exist? If so, where are they?”

    But like with God, every so often I see some evidence that my doubts are not founded on reality, but on emotion or feelings of discouragement. Reason and logic prevail, and I have to remind myself not to let my feelings dictate my understanding of the world. For when that happens, I’m nothing more than an animal… or a Democrat.

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  • [7] September 19, 2014 at 11:33am

    Exactly… I don’t understand this concept at all. I thought if Jesus was the “Lord of your life,” that meant your WHOLE life, like, every day of it. If you’re not having an impact on the people around you every day, are you really even alive in Christ? Are you really living for God? Or are you just pretending to? Some people live for their own comfort or pleasure, and just think of God as an ideology or theory or storybook character.

    If people don’t notice anything different about you, then you’re either not fully convinced, or you are doing something wrong. Almost every time I interact with people, they say things like, “There’s no way you’re human” or “Nobody does stuff like that…” And I really don’t do anything difficult or amazing. I just serve others, and go out of my way to do things that please people. If I see that the copy machine is low on paper, I fill up the tray. If I see the coffee pot getting low, I make a new pot. If somebody is having car trouble, I stop and ask if they need help. If I see a guy at the grocery store with nothing but ramen noodles, I offer to buy him something more substantial. I hold doors open for people, I smile at people, and I spend a little extra time on things just to make them better. If I see a grocery cart sitting in the middle of the parking lot, I go out of my way to return it.

    And while some people take my kindness for granted, they always feel the absence of that godly service when I’m not around.

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  • September 19, 2014 at 11:20am

    Wow. The lyrics to that song in the background are horrible. But that’s the only downside to the video. Everything else was wonderful.

  • [4] September 18, 2014 at 4:55pm

    Haha! You alcoholics are so funny.
    Why would you need booze or sleeping pills after “a very long week”?
    It obviously wasn’t a week full of hard work.
    After a long week of hard work, I hit the pillow and sleep for 15 hours.
    But that was kind of somebody to pay for your booze.

  • [80] September 18, 2014 at 4:49pm

    I wish somebody would do this with the US Government.

    “All of you, turn in your security clearance cards. Go home. If you want your access to Washington DC back, you have to EARN it.”

    Maybe if people were afraid of losing their jobs, they might do them a little better.

  • September 18, 2014 at 4:22pm

    Somebody has been doing their Bill Whittle homework.
    Kudos!

  • [28] September 18, 2014 at 3:26pm

    All I can say is…

    Hoo-rah!

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  • [16] September 17, 2014 at 11:02am

    It’s guys like this who give me hope for my generation. We Millennials may not seem like much, but we are more than we seem.

    I hope this guy steps up his game. C.S. Lewis would be a good next step for him to prepare him for the major leagues: Chesterton, Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, and so on.

  • [12] September 17, 2014 at 10:41am

    Our war is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    The way I see it, when you go to war against the lord of flies, expect to be swarmed by insects who buzz and make noise.

    I don’t see anything wrong with telling people that homosexuality is a sin. The problem with this guy is that he has it backwards. Jesus isn’t interested in healthy people. He’s interested in sick people. You go to Jesus to get better. If you had to give up your sinful ways before you could follow Christ, nobody would ever become a Christian. Because it’s not possible to give up sin under your own willpower. Faith in Christ is the only way to overcome the lust of the flesh.

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  • [4] September 17, 2014 at 10:20am

    “While the 2A may have served a purpose at the founding of our nation, now it is little more than an excuse for cowards to justify violence.”

    I don’t see how the purpose is any different now, than it was at the founding of our nation. The reason the Second Amendment exists is so that the people of a nation can overthrow the government if that government becomes corrupt.

    I don’t see how “corrupt government” is a thing of the past. If you can prove that beyond a reasonable doubt, with very strong evidence, I’ll be glad to give up on defending the Second Amendment. But from what I have seen in the last 100 years, we are MORE threatened by corrupt government now than we’ve ever been in the past.

    If anything, the rest of the world needs to adopt the Second Amendment as well. As Benjamin Franklin put it, “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb arguing about what to eat for supper. Liberty is a well-armed lamb, contesting the vote.”

    You see, democracy can be used to do evil things. Nazi Germany was a democracy. Hitler was an elected official. Their version of congress gave him the power to do what he did. Democracy can fail to be good and just. Popular opinion isn’t always right. So when the people go astray, and do horrible things, the “well-armed lamb” has to be there to set things right.

    If every Jew in Europe had an AR-15, the Holocaust never would have happened.

    Also, the Second Amendment pretty much guarantees that nobody will ever win a ground war in America.

  • [11] September 17, 2014 at 10:10am

    I was always taught that all of the “First Amendment” is describing the same single right. Religion, speech, the press, peaceful assembly, and petitioning the government, these are not five different rights. These are five different restrictions placed on the government to prevent them from interfering with a single right: the right of conscience.

    You see, this isn’t the Founding Fathers being schizophrenic and just throwing together five different types of liberty for no reason. They are five examples of the same liberty, the freedom to follow your heart (your conscience).

    It is incorrect to lump them all into “free speech”, because all forms of speech are not protected. That’s why the “peaceful” of “peaceful assembly” is there: to let you know that some kinds of assemblies aren’t immune. Violent uprisings aren’t protected. Slander, obscenity, and perjury aren’t protected under “free speech”. Religions involving human sacrifice aren’t protected by “freedom of religion”.

    This is why it’s so important to understand the frame of mind used in writing the Constitution. The founders were focused on two things: Nature’s Law, and Nature’s God (the God of the Bible). When you understand those two things, you get that this isn’t just a collection of “speech” rights. It’s five different facets of something, all of which contrast and relieve one another to give people a better understanding of what it means to be free.

  • [4] September 15, 2014 at 4:43pm

    Haha! I was thinking kinda the same thing.
    The bat did NOT like the hippie music.

    I have to say I’m on the bat’s side on this one.
    I’d be more worried about catching a disease from the hippies, than from the bat.

  • [6] September 12, 2014 at 1:35pm

    This is what happens when you put poor people in charge of large sums of money. It’s the same stupid crap that people do when they win the lottery after being poor all their lives.

    You see, people who EARN their wealth usually know how to budget and plan and get good deals. It’s only people who didn’t earn the money they have that blow it on stupid stuff like 27 foot garage ceilings for government housing projects.

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  • [9] September 11, 2014 at 3:17pm

    You have it all wrong. It has nothing to do with feelings. Only idiotic liberals think “feelings” and “how it affects you personally” matters. It doesn’t. It’s a shot of adrenaline to the body. It’s a reminder that there are people in the world who don’t even know us, but want us dead.

    It’s a crisp, stinging bell ringing in your ears to wake you up from your slumber and dreamlike ideas that all cultures are the same, and all peoples are the same. For we are not. It breaks the pompous notions of self-appointed geniuses who claim that all religions are the same. It shines the truth on things that people have deluded themselves about for so long.

    People don’t want to see this footage. Everybody I know wants nothing more than to forget this ever happened, and go back to the world before. But that’s no longer possible. The world is changed. Much that once was, is now lost. So we need to see it. We need to remember it. Else, we risk it happening again, and again, and again.

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  • [2] September 11, 2014 at 11:15am

    My nephew sleeps like a log. My sister has to literally drag him into the dining room and prop him up at the table to eat breakfast every morning. She said she’s tried everything to wake him up, and nothing works.

    I asked him what his favorite video game was, the one that makes him the most excited. He told me. I found the game, downloaded the music that plays when the game first comes on, and gave it to my sister. She said she turns that music on in the morning, and his eyes just POP OPEN when he hears it.

    She asked me how in the world I figured that out. I told her, “How do you think I wake up every morning?”

    When he gets older, I’m going to teach him how to make straight A’s in school: put a gummy bear at the end of every page, and when you finish that page, you eat the gummy bear.

  • [2] September 11, 2014 at 11:06am

    The biggest flaw with your theory is that the majority of Americans (more than half) don’t eat breakfast at all. Period. So the food they’re eating can’t possibly be causing this, because they’re not eating anything.

    I’d be much more likely to believe that it is the sense of “dread” of having to go to school, or work. I had to stop going to lunch with my co-workers, because they would spend the entire lunch break complaining about their jobs, and then it would make them all dread returning to their desks after lunch. And it started making ME feel depressed too.

    I stopped having lunch with them, and bam! No more feelings of depression right after lunch. It was like magic. Apparently, being around dull, boring, depressing, bitter people, has this crazy effect of rubbing off on you as well.

  • September 11, 2014 at 11:01am

    Yeah, there are definitely some isolationist people in the Republican party. People who are libertarians with left-wing social values tend to be isolationist and anti-war. Right-wing people who are isolationist tend to be the kind who hoard guns and ammo, and say “let them come”. But they’re both isolationist.

    The biggest problem I have with libertarians like Ron Paul is that he thinks we should get out of other nations. And anybody who has studied the events leading up to World War II will realize that we should NOT do that.

    Just like when our troops were pulled out of Iraq, an evil group suddenly appeared to fill the void. If the United States pulls out of all countries of the world, the same power vacuum will be created, and evil groups will attempt to fill the voids.

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