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brother_ed

Member Since: July 21, 2011

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  • July 31, 2014 at 11:04pm

    @THE-MONK

    Right, you are.

    The best use for this (or any) news website is to offer thoughtful opinions; opinions that invite discussion.

    I do not expect (or demand) others to agree with me, I just appreciate having the ability to opine.

    When ideas are shared in an atmosphere bereft of ridicule or scorn; when other’s opinions are given careful consideration and are refuted with respect, then growth can occur.

    Glenn is reaching across the aisle, talking to people that many on here consider ‘the enemy’.

    Glenn is following his heart (or the voice that speaks to his heart), doing things that many on here consider are actions of ‘the enemy’.

    Glenn is looking to build bridges with and work alongside with people that many on here consider ‘the enemy’.

    Good for him!!

    The truth is not the possession of a particular party, country, race, sexual preference, gender, or religion…it is available to and found in all.

    Glenn is growing, and that’s a beautiful thing.

    “Blessed are the peacemakers”, not the ‘winners of arguments’.

    God is in charge, and miracles happen as we follow His direction.

  • [2] July 31, 2014 at 6:52pm

    @DOORS

    Ding, ding, ding…winner!

  • [4] July 31, 2014 at 6:44pm

    We WILL play…because there will be a terrorist attack here – false flag, or otherwise.

    The idea is to heat up the world in order to reshape it.

  • July 30, 2014 at 6:37pm

    @TC

    Sorry, I misunderstood your comment…the point you made was that the church is very good at preserving records. I thought you were calling for the church to open up its archives.

    My bad.

  • [2] July 30, 2014 at 6:16pm

    @TC

    I would also refer you to

    josephsmithpapers.org

    They are digitizing EVERY document that Joseph Smith, Jr wrote, dictated, or caused to be written.

    It includes diaries, journals, and court documents, among other things.

  • July 30, 2014 at 12:10am

    *priest – not ‘orient’

    Silly iPad :)

  • [3] July 29, 2014 at 11:36pm

    @SATURDAY

    Good answer!

    Why, oh why? is at the heart of the matter for anyone who believes life has a purpose. I believe Glenn, if money is the ‘why’ you may need to rethink the purpose of life.

    On another, slightly related note:

    My mother (a Catholic) told me that her orient was going to meet with my church (LDS) leaders to see how we get so much work done with such a relatively small group.

    I told her (nicely) that they will never figure it out.

    It is our ‘why’ that makes all the difference!

    Glenn has figured life out…those with eyes to see and ears to hear will figure that out…the rest will scoff and ridicule.

  • [9] July 23, 2014 at 11:15pm

    Marriage is between one man and one woman.

    If this definition is changed to accommodate those whose lusts and passions demand ‘equal treatment’, then there is no end to the combinations which can be extrapolated.

    Not withstanding underage unions, what is stopping a guy from marrying two girls, two guys, one girl and one guy, etc.

    The argument has no end.

    The whole point of the movement is not ‘equal rights’, but the destruction of marriage.

  • 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.

  • [13] 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.

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