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brother_ed

Member Since: July 21, 2011

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  • July 21, 2014 at 11:55pm

    @FOO

    You couple knowledge with humor in ways that few others on here can.

    Thanks for the giggles.

  • [6] July 21, 2014 at 11:39pm

    @PSADIE

    Actually, it’s ‘in-state tuition’ rates, not ‘free tuition’.

  • [1] July 21, 2014 at 11:21pm

    @RIPE

    The corrupt religious leaders take advantage of the ‘testimony’ types…which unfortunately, as I mentioned, make up a large part of any religious group.

    The ‘converted’ types are the ones that resolve the conflict.

    The Salem Witch Trials are just one of many historical examples.

    Though ‘conversion’ requires a ‘testimony’, it is possible to have a ‘testimony’ without being ‘converted’.

  • [2] July 21, 2014 at 9:42pm

    @FOO

    Amazing!!

  • [3] July 21, 2014 at 9:41pm

    @RIPE

    Thanks for the info…

    As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I am happy to see that we rank so high on the list!

    However, I still have found that I run into many agnostic/atheist people that may have tremendous knowledge of the Bible but are ignorant to its deeper meanings.

    Something’s can only be seen through spiritual glasses.

    There is a difference between having a ‘testimony’ (knowledge) and being ‘converted’ (changed).

    Unfortunately, there are many people in my church who have a ‘testimony’, but are not ‘converted’, and I am sure that other churches have the same problem.

    It is often the ‘testimony’ types that cause the problems – they are the ones that scoffers point to and say, “See! Christianity is a farce!”

    Also, in regards to ‘religion is the root of most wars’ theory, I would argue that it is corrupt religious leaders who use their trusting flock to further their political ambitions who cause most of the wars.

    A ‘converted’ Christian is filled with “…love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance…” according to Paul (Galatians 5:22-23).

    That doesn’t sound very war-like.

  • [14] July 21, 2014 at 9:01pm

    I have found that those who ‘study religion’ think they know more about religion than those who ‘live religion’.

    What does TP know about Christ that Christians don’t know?

    Why am I to excuse a few ‘bad communists’ like Stalin, Mao, etc, but they cannot excuse a few ‘bad religionists’?

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  • [18] July 19, 2014 at 5:59pm

    @SECRET SQUIRREL

    Teddy Rosevelt? Is that you?

    Teddy had no problem with people making money…as long as it wasn’t too much and as long as it was used for the good of the people.

    He started the whole the Progressive movement.

    Do you know how much Glenn chipped in for this cause?

    Is his time valuable?

    I say – God bless America, God bless Texas, and God bless Glenn Beck!

  • [-1] July 18, 2014 at 6:38pm

    I stand by my comments.

  • July 18, 2014 at 3:31pm

    @P8RIOT

    Don’t forget about the Smoot hearings where Joseph F Smith was brought before a Senate committee to explain church doctrine because Smoot (who was an apostle) was elected senator.

    Apparently there are over 200 pages of testimony!

    President Hinkley did a wonderful job on 60 minutes.

    Not to mention Romney bringing the religion to the national stage.

    In my opinion, we should have the highest marks of any other…if we would truly live our religion.

    We would be more serving, more pleasant, more trustworthy, more healthy, and have happier families.

    We would still have an obligation to spread the message of the a Gospel – which makes some uncomfortable – but we would do it more in tune with the spirit…speaking to those whom the Lord has prepared.

    As our missionaries rely less on ‘tracting’ and more on referrals it seems as this may soon be accomplished.

    Also, in my opinion, the fact that we allow men everywhere to worship whoever they want, whenever they please, in whatever manner they see fit should make us the most tolerant towards others of different faiths.

    Our peculiarity is becoming more evident – as we continue to adhere to chastity, abstain from certain substances, honor the Sabbath by not seeking our own pleasure, and stand up for traditional families, we distance ourselves from the world at large.

    Oddly enough, though I stated we SHOULD be viewed with higher marks, it is apparent that we will continue to slide as the world bec

  • [3] July 18, 2014 at 3:06pm

    @RADICAL

    To some, those who applaud what Glenn is doing are considered fools. They think Glenn is helping the Progressive cause. That by being showing mercy while waiting for justice to be served only entices more people to come.

    To some, those who disagree with Glenn are considered fools. They think those who want to take action and put a militia on the border are helping the Progressive cause. By taking things into their own hands they are hastening a confrontation with the government causing a further crackdown on our liberties.

    Remember, what is happening at the border is about politics, a power game. They want you to be angry…they want you to tire of government ineffectiveness…they want you to rise up.

    Remember also, that they want to overwhelm the system, infect us with disease, and allow dangerous criminals to roam our streets.

    It appears they win either way.

    Unless we can get our elected officials to do their job.

    Obama is taking a calculated risk that he or Holder will not be held responsible for upholding the law.

    My suggestion: call your representative and demand actin! Meanwhile, do good to others.

  • July 17, 2014 at 10:08pm

    @DLV

    Hahaha!

    I thought I was the only one who made the connection between DAN @ WINSTON!

    I’m glad I’m not dreaming.

  • July 17, 2014 at 10:03pm

    @DUBLIN

    I bid you adieu.

  • [1] July 17, 2014 at 8:47pm

    @FOO

    I try to never forget that it’s all about the politics.

    Glenn hit it on the head: the Feds are trying to create the ‘Bubba Effect’…it’s part of the ‘bottom up top, down’ tactic of our good friend Van ‘the Man’ Jones.

    We’ll get tired of the empty promises and non-action of the government. Then we’ll take it upon ourselves to exact justice, then all heck will break loose.

    It’s part of the plan, just a different approach.

    The Left thinks we are amassing ammo, food, and gold so we can start a revolution (offense), but in reality (for me anyways) , I’m just preparing for when it happens (defense).

    Make no mistake, if they keep pushing, someone will snap!

  • [-1] July 17, 2014 at 8:38pm

    @FOO & EAST

    Thanks, it’s always good to see you two.

    Is DUBLIN crazy, or is it me?

  • [-1] July 17, 2014 at 8:35pm

    @DUBLIN

    I see who you are now…thanks.

  • [-1] July 17, 2014 at 6:26pm

    @DUBLIN

    An answer to a question of yours from another story…

    No, I’m not a preacher.

    No I don’t get paid for my service.

    I’ve been a stay at home dad for 17 years. The kids are older now. I have lots of time on my hands. I look for ways to serve people…trimming widow’s trees, food banks, VBS, etc.

  • [9] July 17, 2014 at 6:14pm

    You guys are missing a major part of what Glenn is (and has been) saying…

    You can and should be compassionate to people while you are demanding justice from the government.

    Ask an army doc if he ever treated the wounds of an enemy combatant, then ask him why he didn’t just let him bleed to death.

    Ask any paramedic if they ever treated a criminal’s wounds.

    Chances are they’ll tell you ‘because it was the right thing to do’.

    I applaud Glenn and all those involved in showing mercy to those in need while waiting for the slow wheels of justice to turn.

    You may ask, ‘what about all of the Americans who need help? Why not help them first?

    My answer would be – Glenn has helped many Americans through his charity, check the Mercury One website.

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  • [8] July 17, 2014 at 6:04pm

    @LORD

    You ask a good question, and I’ll give my best Texas answer.

    The first is economic in nature, the second is political in nature.

    1) If Perry calls out the Guard, Texas pays for it; if Obama does, the Feds pay for it.

    2) By letting this crisis grow the nation will see Obama for the bumbling idiot he is.

    Neither answer may satisfy you, but that’s how a local Dallas host (Mark Davis?)explained it this morning.

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  • [9] July 17, 2014 at 5:29pm

    Christianity views homosexuality as a sin.

    This is not opinion, it is fact.

    The punishment may have changed over time (ie they are not stoned anymore), but the principle remains.

    I don’t hate someone because they sin differently than I do, nor do I continue in my sin because everyone else is a sinner, too.

    I constantly reflect on my behavior and look for ways in which I can be more in line with the commandments of God.

    I obey the commandments because I love God. Jesus said: “If you love me, keep my commandments”.

    There is a difference between rebellion and weakness.

    God understands that we all have weaknesses and He is patient with us as we earnestly and honestly try to obey – He does not have much patient for those who willingly and knowingly break the commandments.

    Repentance – a true feeling of sorrow and a genuine effort at changing – is the way to heaven.

    Jesus came to save us ‘from’ our sins (or the punishment for them), not to save us ‘in’ our sins.

    Those who take their religion ‘cafeteria style’ picking and choosing which commandments they will follow and which they ignore, are fooling themselves. They are all important.

    ‘Once saved, always saved’ is incorrect…Christianity is a lifelong struggle against the ‘natural man’ and requires patience, humility, prayer and study to ensure that we are on the right path.

    To some that may be my opinion, but to me it is my testimony.

  • [4] July 16, 2014 at 6:53pm

    @BARBER

    In my opinion (which I am entitled to have and you are entitled to disagree with) is simple:

    You take someone’s life, you loose yours.

    Murder is the only crime which can (and should) have a death penalty attached to it.

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