“And $150,000 a “nice” living? Hardly.” Depends on cost of living of your locale. Not living on either coast, I’m doing quite well near that income. No children but I’d be fine even then.
“Who should be paying for their education?” If someone is making $150K and paying for stranger’s kids to go to college, then someone should be paying for his kids.
 February 16, 2015 at 7:39pm
“I cannot create a strategy that allows me to remain by their side AND return fire that doesn’t get them caught in exchange of bullets. Anyone got any good suggestions when you’re stuck in a crowd like this, holding your kids hand, and carrying?”
The thugs typically shoot and run. Once you fire, the only way they are going to hit you is with a “lucky shot.” I’d rather take my chances with them getting that lucky shot than letting thug whim determine whether me or my family are going to end up getting curbed stomped.
January 25, 2015 at 5:00pm
Since when did being mildly educated and correcting someone become the same thing as being a Grammar Nazi?
 January 25, 2015 at 4:32pm
Elbee, thank you for removing all doubt, through your series of posts, that you are nothing but a trolling phu ktard.
 January 6, 2015 at 3:31pm
There’s a reason why progressives believe they can turn Texas blue. If you think Obama’s amnesty and all these blue staters moving to Texas won’t have an impact on the state, you’re fooling yourself.
 January 4, 2015 at 8:29pm
“Redneck …you’re still finding out about
sex aren’t you.”
“Yep… From state to state you traveled. Never understanding the pride Texans have for thier state. ”
Lived there long enough to serve a few years in the Army, get married, and later get a college education.
Texans, in general, are great people in some respects but not every Texan is a “Don’t Mess With Texas” Texan. In fact, I’d argue the vast majority in Austin and Houston don’t carry the “Don’t Mess With Texas” attitude. I also doubt the million and a half illegals don’t carry the “Don’t Mess With Texas” attitude nor do all the transplants (except Glenn Beck).
So once you do the counting, there really aren’t as many attitude Texans as PastorSteve likes to pretend.
 December 28, 2014 at 4:46pm
“Time to send them back to California”
Since 2005, far more Californians have turned Texan than the other way around: 183 Californians moved to Texas for every 100 Texans moving to California.
Plenty of Texans would need to go back to Texas from California if you wanted to be fair. But then again, your over 1.5 million illegals is probably more of an issue than California transplants.
 December 28, 2014 at 4:37pm
Great points Proliance. ANd no matter how secure PastorSteve is in his theology, he might want to pay a little more attention about his theology calling on him to be objective and not play favorites. Perhaps he had a small lapse on that part of Christian theology.
 December 28, 2014 at 4:34pm
pronounced – /ˈfelən/
Law. a person who has committed a felony.
Archaic. a wicked person.
 December 18, 2014 at 7:38pm
It’s not who they are or what demographic they belong to it’s what they say. Celebrities who say stupid crap regardless of party affiliation, ruin their celeberity status for fans.
December 11, 2014 at 9:20pm
Thanks for acknowledging that you never intended to have an honest discussion but were just baiting a Christian so you could make baseless attacks. GO ATHEISTS!!
 December 11, 2014 at 7:03pm
Funny how the soldier’s natural instinct was to go outside of his chain of command and to the public to complain about the chaplain. Back in my day, that soldier would have gotten an Article 15 in a heartbeat and been assigned a lot of crap duties.
December 11, 2014 at 6:27pm
“IF our justice system is based on biblical beliefs, then the blindfolded lady at every courthouse in the land is a symbol of disbelief. Crimes are to be weighed. Your “godly justice” is the equivalent of the death penalty for a parking ticket.” Because you rationalize your sins and everyone else’s. You say yours are fine and hers were fine but the sins of the killers were just too much. In short, you’ve declared yourself a god and the weigher of sin. What should we call you and how do you demand we worship you?
“For whom he did FOREKNOW, he also did PREDESTINATE…. Moreover whom he did PREDESTINATE, …” Nice how you left out other parts of that chapter, “ I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” Wow. The entire basis of my argument. What goes on now is NOTHING in comparison to eternity. Care to cherry pick some more or will you just acknowledge that your are completely dishonest at this point? Didn’t think so. Keep rationalizing.
“because I’m not a Christian.” Say it ain’t so. I was so convinced you were. I mean, the whole pretense of wanting an honest conversation followed by the personal attacks and misuse of Scripture, I so thought you were a scholarly Christian who knew what he was talking about and interested in being objective and truthful. Not a Christian seems to go well with completely dishonest.
[-1] December 11, 2014 at 6:24pm
“down right silly and dumb.”
“Since I disagree with you my natural instinct is to resort to ad hominem attacks but don’t worry, I prefaced it with sorry so that makes it perfectly fine.” The problem is you have no interest in an intelligent discussion and I was pretty sure you were baiting from the outset but decided to give it a go anyways.
“You compare a tooth drilling and other treatments (i.e. chemo, etc.) to having lighter fluid poured into the throat” No, I compared temporary excruciating pain from the perspective of a person on the receiving end and contrasted it with the perspective of a long period of time and a permanent fix for the pain.
But you are lacking in reading comprehension or simply intellectually dishonest. Since you disagree with theistic views, you refuse to engage in discussion about them in an intellectually honest way so ignore what is actually said and instead spin a false narrative. It’s no surprise just as the personal attacks were no surprise.
“You should be ashamed of yourself.” Because you disagree with me. Got it. Protip – look in the mirror.
“But it’s what I expect from someone that has to take major leaps in justifying the hypocrisies of their beliefs.” Not one hypocrisy was shown in your argument. However, you confirm here my assertion that you were looking for a fight all along and not interested in an intellectually honest discussion.
December 10, 2014 at 10:58pm
“The Zima thing? just a hunch.. was i close?”
Can’t help but be immature, can you? Have you ever considered acting like an intelligent adult with a tad bit of intellectual honesty? No? Didn’t think so.
December 10, 2014 at 10:56pm
Because your perspective is this short life and not the eternal one.
Would you ever submit a child to tortuous pain? The answer for any decent person is never. But we’re willing to drill a child’s tooth to put in a filling or God forbid they have a terrible disease, we would put them through all kinds of medical procedures/surgeries. To the child, they are tortuous because of their limited perspective. To an adult looking to help them out, it’s a temporary pain that will save them from something more unfortunate.
You’ve heard the whole “all have fallen short,” and with that comes a really short life on Earth that can be misery and pain filled.
This poor girl suffered a very short torment. Hopefully she’s in Heaven now. If she is, she’ll be glad this life is behind her. If she isn’t in Heaven, it was her choices that landed her where she is.
For the murderers, again, “all fall short.” These guys fell really short to say the least. That said, I pray they find salvation. We all deserve Hell just like these guys do unless we repent. You can rationalize why your sins don’t deserve Hell all you want but, by God’s standard, you do.
So why should you be upset if the victim ends up in Hell and the perps end up in Heaven? If we were to receive the justice we deserve, we’d all be in Hell. You can accept the gift of Grace and repent of your sins or you can suffer the consequences. I say man up and take responsibility.
December 9, 2014 at 11:12pm
“even though the feds were zeroing in snipers on them”
Got a citation for this one?
 December 9, 2014 at 11:08pm
People need to educate themselves on the difference between killing and murder. A just execution is not murder.