User Profile: briten821

briten821

Member Since: July 21, 2011

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  • [3] May 2, 2015 at 10:10am

    They have the power to DECIDE to prosecute. But time and again we have seen they don’t have the power to CONVICT. A grand jury had the final say in Furgeson, a trial Jury in the Trayvon Martin case.

  • May 2, 2015 at 10:08am

    This isn’t the movies. You can’t just whack a high profile, powerful public figure and get away with it.

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  • May 2, 2015 at 10:03am

    I believe the reporting has been that he was APPROACHED by police because he was acting suspiciously in an area he was known to deal drugs in. He was ARRESTED because he ran away and resisted when they tried to detain him. What happened after that, nobody knows but the investigators.

  • [3] February 17, 2015 at 7:15am

    No, it’s dog food that has to be 30 years old because that’s the year on the headstone. And 30 years of rain never dissolved it. Oh, and that giant FLOOD that washed over the cemetery didn’t carry the food away either…

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  • [3] February 16, 2015 at 9:01am

    Seriously, if I saw a freaking scorpion on my shoulder I would swat it off without thinking, and maybe scream like a girl- and so would you.

  • February 16, 2015 at 9:00am

    Whenever I see one I let it go. I figure what’s the point. It’s not like there aren’t a dozen more somewhere in the house.

  • [1] February 16, 2015 at 8:57am

    What????

  • [1] February 11, 2015 at 5:40pm

    They do that on purpose to get people to click. The Blaze is one of the worst offenders at fake headlines. That and the insane amount of ads and popups makes me wonder if Glen Beck is proud of the sideshow he created here. I think it may have gotten away from him somewhere along the line and he needs to get the management to refocus. We already have one National Enquirer…

  • [5] February 11, 2015 at 5:35pm

    You’re probably right. I mean, if she wanted to be noticed she COULD just punch a photographer or drive drunk or make a sex tape. But instead she does nice things for regular people… that prima donna!
    I know what she should do! She could spend her days questioning the motives of others on message boards! That’s a sure fire way to feel better than everybody else, isn’t it Guitar Master…

  • [6] November 26, 2014 at 2:07pm

    Can you please tell us where in the bible it says that Christians are commanded to pay a set percentage of their income as a tithe?

  • [32] November 26, 2014 at 2:05pm

    My church never asks for money. They never pass the collection plate. They just have donation boxes in the back. It’s all voluntary and anonymous. And they not only pay the bills, but the organization spends hundreds of millions a year all over the world. How is this possible? Because nobody gets paid and the buildings are not fancy cathedrals or modern rec centers like some churches. And when you see the money being used properly you are moved to give.

  • [4] November 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

    Please show us where the book of Hebrews says we must tithe a set percentage of our income to the church. It’s not there…

  • October 6, 2014 at 6:07pm

    Carol- How did she place her worldly wealth on the alter of faith? And to what end? For more wealth. This wasn’t a person speaking out to persecution and leaving her life in God’s hands. It wasn’t a person gibing her last dollar to save an orphan. She tried to start a business and was failing, like four out of five new businesses do. She tried something new in the hopes that she would make money.

  • October 6, 2014 at 6:02pm

    Edel- I never said God didn’t care. I said he isn’t tinkering with every little thing. If the business succeeds it was God’s blessing, if it fails it was God’s will… Don’t you think that God lets us fail and succeed on our own? By doing so he teaches us that the way we live has consequences. God will help his people in need, but he won’t make you rich and he doesn’t even promise to save your life. He only promises to restore it.

  • October 6, 2014 at 1:19pm

    No I am not, Tango. I am all for her taking a risk in her business. Many people take risks, some work out, some don’t. God doesn’t make some businesses succeed and others fail.

    My critisism is not of her, it is of those who are so quick to credit, or worse yet, blame God for what happens in life. What if the hype dies off and her sales plummet next month? Is that God deciding he’s done enough and she can go out of business now?

    Again, my commentary wasn’t really about her. It’s more about those who say everything is God’s plan. It sickens me to hear someone, for example, say a child died because it was God’s plan, while someone else says their child survived because it was God blessing them. That is a more extreme example than this one, but the principal is the same.

  • [-3] October 6, 2014 at 1:08pm

    Are you saying that if this woman had been an atheist her experiment would have failed? I argue that God is not in the restaurant business. It’s a business strategy that will succeed or fail on its merits, not based on God’s help. A church near me just had to close their doors because they couldn’t compete with the mega-church with their programs focused on hanging out far more than learning about God. Do you think God moved all those people to take their donations to the concert hall masquerading as a church? I don’t believe he had anything to do with it.

    I refuse to believe God helped this woman sell more entrees. Faithful people lose their homes and businesses every day, and horrible people find amazing success. God has nothing to do with our business pursuits.

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  • [1] October 6, 2014 at 12:58pm

    I really disagree with your statement: “I don’t even think it matters WHAT you believe in, as long as it is something greater than yourself”…

    John 17:3 KJ says coming to know God and Jesus is critical to “everlasting life”. Other bibles translate “know” as learning the truth about. Jesus taught his disciples to seek the truth, that only truth would set them free. The apostles, especially Paul in his writings, put heavy emphasis on knowing the TRUTH about God and how he wants to be worshiped. That was in direct conflict to the philosophers of his time who taught something similar to your statement above. Paul even specifically referred to the Roman practice of including “the unknown God” in their pantheon of beliefs because you can not worship a God you do not know.

  • [1] October 6, 2014 at 12:51pm

    vofr- No, my question was rhetorical. God does not bless certain people with more money. He promises to provide life’s necessities IF we put his will first. In fact the bible says that the more wealth one has, the more difficult it is to serve him. So he certainly would not give MORE wealth to some.

    Bottom line is, people are way too quick to attribute something to God. God also doesn’t take people’s children because he needs new angles while saving someone else’s child as a “blessing” for them.

  • October 6, 2014 at 11:52am

    Good for her, but I always cringe when I see stories like this that say God granted her success, or worse yet, it’s God’s plan. I knew some people who were dirt poor. They survived because others helped by giving them potatoes. God’s hand, right? I also knew someone who thought himself very “blessed” because he made a lot of money. Both were good people, both gave credit to God. So I ask you- why did God bless one family with just enough potatoes to survive another day, and bless the other with a very comfortable living? Could it be that not everything we attribute to God’s blessing is a blessing at all? The bible says he will provide necessities to those leaving it in his hands and putting his will above all else. He doesn’t give one family a BMW because they deserve a nicer blessing.

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  • [11] October 6, 2014 at 11:43am

    It is clear, after watching the preview video, that this movie doesn’t follow the bible account. Moses is portrayed as the brother and rival to the Pharaoh (he was not), as a warrior who used threats of violence while arguing with the Pharaoh (he was not), as a charismatic leader (he was not) and just as the earlier movie portrayed Noah, the preview hints that Moses fights some inner struggle because he doesn’t want to do what God asks (he did not).

    Moses grew up in the court, but the bible never indicates that he knew the Pharaoh of the Exodus personally. He left Egypt decades before the events of the Exodus occurred. He was fearful at times, but he never doubted his assignment from God. He always spoke through Aaron because he was a meek man, certainly not a rival warrior and charismatic leader.

    And it is highly unlikely that Ramses was the Pharaoh of the Exodus, as the movie says.

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