User Profile: briten821

briten821

Member Since: July 21, 2011

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  • [5] June 28, 2014 at 5:58pm

    WCFF- The war was about “states rights” to have slaves! Yes, the south saw it as simply their right to their property but the property in question was not cotton, or sweet tea! The government was trying to stop the spread of slavery to the territories so that when those territories applied for statehood, they would be free states. The south saw this as the government putting its nose where it didn’t belong, and an attempt build a confederation of states against them and their slave based economy. So, while most Southerners would have said they were fighting for State’s rights, the only real right that was being restricted was the right to own and sell slaves. Slavery was at its heart of it from Dead Scott to the Missouri Compromise to John Brown and finally the War.

  • [6] June 22, 2014 at 1:16pm

    Moderaterepub- You are intentionally mixing one set of laws with another. It’s like saying Americans are bound by both the Magna Carta AND the Constitution. The former was for a different time and people, the latter replaced it. So it is with the law given to Moses in the OT. It was designed for a specific time and situation. When that time past, God replaced it with a new set of laws. So constantly pointing to the old is meaningless. But I think you know that…

  • February 17, 2014 at 9:51am

    Huh?

  • February 17, 2014 at 9:48am

    Ministry- If your “holy book” had been proven to be correct as often as the bible has, I’d believe what it had to say about bigfoot.

  • February 17, 2014 at 9:43am

    There is evidence that SOMEONE conquered the ancient world. But I’ve never seen Alexander’s bones, so did he really exist? That’s the standard we apply to the camels.

    If you accept the list of evidence you mention as proof (an I do too, don’t get me wrong), why not the same for the Exodus? No, we didn’t see it happen, but we saw the results- a Hebrew nation establishing itself on the other side of the Red Sea from Egypt, with the event deeply embedded into it’s tradition. Egyptian evidence includes mention of Hebrew slaves, even many of the plagues are mentioned in the records. The problem is they are dated to different times, based on Mantho’s single list!

    The flood? Didn’t witness it either. But many ancient civilizations have it as part of their cultural record. And we could argue all day about other evidence. The point I am making is, you require little evidence for all sorts of things. but when it comes to the bible, you demand absolute proof, and when you get it, you demand more, and more and more….

  • February 17, 2014 at 9:29am

    No it hasn’t. Just because some people SAY that, doesn’t make it true. I also find it funny that when scientists date things from Egypt based entirely on a fragmented list of Pharaohs written by an ancient Egyptian priest, nobody questions it. But the bible is ALWAYS held to a much higher burden of proof than any other record. Why do you suppose everyone tires to discredit the bible over all other books?

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  • February 17, 2014 at 9:24am

    Why is it that you assume that every camel left bones? Or that every place a camel lived, his bones still exist today? We’re talking thousands of years. Camel bones, like all animal bones from hat time, are scarce. I’ve never found a 5,000 year old deer leg in my back yard, so they must not have existed in the US at that time, right?

  • February 17, 2014 at 9:21am

    Name a few…

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  • February 17, 2014 at 9:19am

    Not nearly as much as God has.

  • February 17, 2014 at 9:19am

    Bigfoot can’t swim. Case closed.

    The difference is, the bible has been proven to be accurate many times when “science” claimed it wasn’t. Many of the historical facts, sites and practices spoken of in the bible were long denied by “experts” because there was no evidence… until the found the evidence and were proven wrong. The bible said the earth was round thousands of years before people decided it wasn’t flat. The bible said it was hanging on nothing while everyone else thought it was on a giant turtle’s back. The bible as a whole has been proven right again and again, yet you still follow the people who keep being wrong.

  • February 17, 2014 at 9:13am

    In what ways?

  • February 17, 2014 at 9:11am

    Why do you continue to say “there is no evidence of what the bible says, therefore it must be wrong.” Why is the burden placed on the bible to prove it’s historical accounts as correct? Do you apply the same standard to the other ancient records? Half the Pharaohs left zero evidence of their existence, but since Mantho made a list a couple thousand years ago, nobody questions their existence. How much evidence is there that Alexander the Great even existed? The history books are FILLED with accounts that are accepted as fact simply because of a few lines written by the ancient Greeks. How about we strip it all from the text books until the PROVE it with the same mountain of archaeological evidence you demand for the bible?

  • December 24, 2013 at 8:51am

    This “Love the sinner” vs “Hate thine enemies” thing isn’t as complicated as you people are making it…

    God loves all his creation, sinners too, which is why he gave his son to save them. But if they refuse to repent and continue to sin, his love is NOT limitless.

    Jesus showed compassion for sinners- not by accepting their sin, but by teaching them to STOP sinning. He didn’t hang out with prostitutes, he preached to them. If their continuing to sin was ok with him, why would he give his life to open the way for their repentance?

    From the first page to the last, the bible shows that God has standards. When people follow them, they are blessed. When they don’t they are punished. Before the sacrifice of Christ he ordered them executed, sometimes doing it himself. Since the sacrifice he has allowed sinners time to repent. Those who don’t will experience what the bible calls the “second death”.

    The bible teaches that, while we “love our neighbor”, we also refuse to “say a greeting” to those who continue to reject God’s standards. Our love motivates us to try to turn them around, but if they refuse our help, we reject them until they change their mind. Paul was very clear on this. Christ himself called out those who refused to repent in the clearest of terms.

    So, while God does “Love the sinner”, it doesn’t mean he accepts their lifestyle, and he only loves the sinner for so long. At some point he has to STOP sinning, or else God’s love won’t s

  • December 18, 2013 at 11:52am

    Perplexico- I know you’re just a troll, because you can’t possibly be that stupid.

    1. The right doesn’t tell woman what they can and can’t do with their own bodies. They oppose women destroying SOMEONE ELSE’S body- the baby. You can argue at what point it becomes a baby, but it’s hard to claim something with fingers and toes and a face and a beating heart (all of which it has at the point most babies are aborted) is a human being who chould not be killed at the mother’s whim.

    2. The right does not oppose “any assistance” given to “children starving”. They oppose free money, phones, healthcare etc being handed out to a quarter of the able-bodied population instead of incentivising those who can work to do so. They have voted many times to give food and assistance to millions of Americans who need it.

    3. You are seriously comparing an innocent child in the womb to the horrific murders and rapists on death row? A criminal is killed for what he did. A baby is aborted because he’s not wanted. The right’s belief in the morality of taking an evil life does not contradict their belief in the immorality of taking an innocent one.

    I am not on the right. But I am at least honest about what they do believe and don’t believe. You should try it.

  • December 13, 2012 at 1:08pm

    AZGIRL9000- “I noticed he didn’t try it against a greyhound…”

    You’re correct! He didn’t try it against a cheetah either, or a Formula 1 car, or an F-16…

  • December 3, 2012 at 11:30am

    MAMMA1- Huh?????? The Christmas tree represents the Trinity? Are you serious? What, because it is made up of wood, needles and… I dunno… sap? Give me a break. The tree was “borrowed” from pagan festivals just like most of the other imagery or Christian holidays. Most Christians are fine with that, and that’s a personal choice that everyone is entitled to. But trying to re-write history is a little much.

  • October 5, 2012 at 6:10pm

    Let me be the first to say… GET A LIFE!!! People these days think everything is about how great they are and how everybody should want to be part of a giant celebration of them! It’s INSANE for people to be spending as much on a wedding as a car… or a house. Great idea! Start of married life in massive debt just because you have a giant ego!

    My wife and I had a nice wedding that we could afford. We had lots of friends, a beautiful ceremony, and a great reception. And we didn’t go into debt for it. A new life together is hard enough without having to pay off a week long celebration of excess and egotism!

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  • April 29, 2012 at 10:25am

    The bible condoned slavery, etc in ancient times. Why? If people are TRULY willing to look for the answer, it’s there, and it’s clear. Jesus explained it when the Pharisees tried to trap him with just this sort of argument. They asked him why, if divorce was wrong, did Moses in the OT say a man could divorce his wife. “GOTCHA!” they thought, just like people like that do today.But Jesus answered with this simple fact. It was because of the”stubbornness” of the people that god allowed those things, God TOLERATED some things for a WHILE! He regulated it to limit the damage,but that did NOT mean he approved. It’s exactly the same as smoking today. The government doesn’t approve of it, but it would not work to just ban it. So they regulate it with a view to reducing it’s use over time. God tolerated things like slavery, polygamy, etc… for a while. But then he sent Jesus to change everything once and for all. All of that stuff went away when he pointed mankind toward Christ, and that’s why true Christians don’t have slaves or multiple wives today. Those who simply want to bash the bible by ignoring the facts it contains are playing an eternally dangerous game, and they really make themselves look dumb…

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  • April 8, 2012 at 2:23pm

    The decor is Bush era. Some presidential libraries have Oval Office replicas (I’ve been to Ford’s). Glenn lives in Texas. Bush’s library is being built in Texas…. just sayin…

  • October 9, 2011 at 9:03am

    Why does SNL always make fun of Brian Kilmeade for being fat? I don’t get it, he’s like 160lbs.

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