People love to mock – from behind their keyboards, in their safe house, in their safe country, with their internet and their television and their superiority, and the man they mock, following a God they mock, is travelling a great distance, at great personal risk, to help a people and contribute to some modicum of good in the world.
That is exactly what I was thinking. My parents were missionaries to Indonesia for 32 years. I was raised over there. They were some of the most loving and caring people I have ever known. They had such a desire to let people know that God loved them, they risked a lot - including all of our safety - to go as called. We lived in jungles, without many "modern conveniences" for most of my life. They were humble, and lived as they believed. Their lives reflected the love God had placed in their hearts, and it drew many to the truth. We also lost many friends, who were killed for their new-found faith. Indonesia is mostly muslim, and we lived in some of the most fervent areas. I earned first-hand that it isn't what we do, but what God does through us. We are but His hands doing His work.
I work in a research lab that studies oncogenes and how they can be deactivated or prevented from activating.
But please tell me more.
He is only doing it in an attempt to spread his faith and nothing more. He could do all that you listed without a belief in a god.
 September 28, 2015 at 11:24am
It’s vastly different. Reagan would not have badmouthed a fellow R – but he darn sure wouldn’t have gone on TV to blindly blather on about how great their illegal activities were.
 September 23, 2015 at 12:21pm
………so, do atheists just put up a blank frame? lol
So boring, these people. Really? Can’t look at a photo of someone you don’t believe in? It’s like the guy has some sort of “power” over them or something. ;)
I thought this before I read your comment but I would like to add to it, if I may. My thoughts were that the atheists already have all the bare space but want the little the area picture has. They are just never satisfied. If a church just happens to be next to the courthouse or in the same block, will it have to be removed as well?
That was an awesome comment! I have thought about this before. Jesus consumes their thoughts weather they like it or not. They are obsessed with him. It is quite obvious that the government is not trying to get them to worship anyone. That is what I believe the constitution says about religion. That the state or the federal government can not establish a religion. So they cant say, "worship this or that or this person" I am free to worship what I please without the government telling me I should or should not. A picture is not telling you to worship anyone. The whole church state thing has gone way to far. I bet farther than it was ever intended to go by the founders.
 September 18, 2015 at 11:02am
That thing did NOT look like a clock. It looked like a BOMB. And the cops STILL would have let him go if he’d actually spoken to them with respect instead of just repeating “it’s a clock” and refusing to explain what he was doing with something that looked EXACTLY like a BOMB.
It wasn’t planned, he didn’t tell anyone he was bringing it, and he acted suspiciously when interviewed by the cops. Smells like a setup to me.
And it has nothing to do with the fact that he’s muslim OR an assumption by police. If YOU took that thing to a mall, or an airport or a school and then refused to say anything except “it’s a clock” – you would land yourself a lovely overnight accommodation if not worse.
And yes, those boys are liars and thugs, and desperately trying to deflect.
 September 18, 2015 at 10:53am
At first, the video came out, and these two come out and say “Oh, but he said racist things, that’s why we hit him” – and that didn’t get them off the hook. So now, they’re expanding their excuse – er, reasons – to include the “fact” that the coach “told them to do it”.
I don’t buy it.
My GUESS is, the ref made some bad calls (and of course, anything which doesn’t go your way is a ‘bad call’) and there was probably some grousing on the sidelines, the coach probably did say something stupid in anger like “We should take him out!” and these two knuckleheads decided to oblige. I doubt seriously that it was a directive, and I doubt seriously a ref on the field would be yelling racist slurs at players.
And yes, boys, everyone sees you as thugs or gangsters and thinks you did this because you’re bad guys – because your ACTIONS belie your words of innocence.
Yeah a ref yelling racial slurs at kids in front of a hundred Mexican parents. Right.........
Now the coach saying something like " some one needs to kick that guys ass" Yeah...could happen
They're claiming that one of the racials slurs was "This is America, speak english" (the player was speaking spanish). The other, again they claim, was the n word.
I might be willing to believe the n word. I don't for a second consider the first phrase to be a racial slur. Not at all. If they consider that a racial slur, then it's their upbringing and possibly schooling that's a problem.
 September 15, 2015 at 10:28pm
I think maybe people all START the same – but bulger, isis, hitler, stalin, hussein, bin laden, people capable of the heinous acts we’ve seen – have eradicated their humanity.
 September 2, 2015 at 8:12pm
Literally millions of people disagree with you.
She writes her songs, choreographs, runs her own production company, gives to charity, is kind and gracious and wonderful to her fans, gives of her time and in general is a stellar human being. I’m thrilled that my daughter looks up to her as a role model, since there are so many other choices which are not NEARLY even acceptable.
What have YOU done to improve the world?
August 25, 2015 at 11:48am
Oh. there’s some mythical “real dad” out there? Kinda like looking for the “real killers” right, shaun? How ’bout you clear all that up with a simple dna test, eh? Seems like you could shut all the critics up with just one little test, wonder why you won’t do it?
Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmm…………
 August 25, 2015 at 11:25am
That’s bs. Military is arguably the ONLY thing the government should “do big” – supporting the military is to support the protection of EVERYONE in this country. It’s not some country club. It’s hard and it’s dangerous, and it’s full of Amazing men and women, like this 93 year old hero, and the 2 soldiers travelling with their other friend in Paris who stopped the terrorist on the train.
 August 21, 2015 at 4:45pm
I’m just thinking about
“… heard the sound of a Kalashnikov being cocked”
and thinking about how amazing it is that those Marines KNEW immediately what that was, much less immediately CONFRONTED the man, knowing what he had.
Train, Plane and Bus toilets are notoriously small.
The Perp would have HAD to have it pointed straight up and down, uncomfortably awkward s coming out.
It would be the Marines one chance to do this without the perp getting a good shoot off.
Would love to have seen the look on his face when he found HEROES and not targets when he came out.
It's called "Training", CAmom. Back when I was a youngster (Almost 50 years ago), our instructors actually fired them toward us, so we could recognize the sound and let us fire them, so we could use one if we got into a tight spot during a fight. Today's young Marines get very familiar with them, since both the Iraqi's and the Afghans issue them to their people - on BOTH sides. They know what it sounds like when someone loads one, what it sounds like when the safety is released and when the bold is cycled and they most assuredly know what they sound like when they're fired at them.
 August 6, 2015 at 11:37am
So, a partisan rises to a position of power and then uses that position to go after those with whom she disagrees – with the full support and backing of the administration – all the way to the president. TO. THIS. DAY.
…..and American yawns.
Wow. 1984, here we are. All the times I was warned, and I didn’t believe it. I didn’t believe the American people would calmly accept this level of corruption. Not only accept, excuse.
Absolutely heartbreaking. All I can do is encourage my children to question, research and stand.
What the yawners of America don't realize is that there will one day be someone in a position of power that disagrees with them. It's The Hangman.
I also am also encouraging my children to question, research and stand. Teaching them to also put their faith in a higher power, not in man.
 August 5, 2015 at 2:00pm
Should have given him a ticket and too bad if he lost his license. Obviously it made NO IMPACT whatsoever. Coleman didn’t appreciate the favor and tried to make it appear the cop had a history of bad behavior. The bad behavior (and childish, imho) was on the part of the crooked politician.
 July 31, 2015 at 11:26am
I’m oddly sad. This doesn’t affect me; yesterday if you held a gun to my head I wouldn’t have been able to come up with your name, and I’ll still read the Blaze. But it’s kind of like when someone leaves a sports team I follow. It has NO AFFECT on my life. I’m still bummed a little.
But the truth is, it’s awesome. Change is good, it’s necessary, it’s sort of the flame which tempers us in life. And seeing someone move in the direction of something new, something exciting and fulfilling is GOOD for the rest of us. It’s a little sad to see you go, but because it’s for ‘good’ reasons, it’s inspiring and uplifting, too.
…..and that’s one of the coolest tattoos I’ve ever seen.
I couldn't name one person on any sports team, and I am kinda happy about that. More things for me to NOT worry about.
CAmom, I appreciate that. But don't be too bummed. You still have a great team here taking care of you you. And to all the people complaining about the ads and such, I can promise you it's getting better and there are some exciting changes coming.
 July 31, 2015 at 11:19am
Just not someone who can’t spell.
 July 26, 2015 at 9:32pm
john kerry a war hero? Hah! And non-pc opinion? You are seriously deluded if you think kerry calling our ACTUAL heroes barbarous murderers or uneducated losers is simply a non-pc opinion, you’re really not playing with a full deck.
Hon, Choking on a pretzel doesn't make one a war hero either,
 July 21, 2015 at 10:54am
It won’t be converted, it will be blown up.
 July 20, 2015 at 7:22pm
I am VERY interested to hear how the videographer CREATED a situation where the pp doc told the “actors” all about how all her clients WANTED livers, and how she had a “16 weeker” with great body parts, and how they KNOW how to crush the baby so that the specific body parts aren’t crushed. How they created THAT scenario is really interesting, while she paused to swill wine and chomp on salad. Because whenever a NEW situation comes up where people are literally talking about chopping babies up and selling them, it’s REALLY common to be so laissez faire about it, to the point where you pause in the telling in order to eat and drink. Obviously, the people who videotaped her were somehow controlling her.
it wasn't what they taped, it was the deceptive manner in which they edited it. Fetal tissue donation is not illegal.
Anti-Abortion Jedi Mind tricks....
shhhh - don't confuse them...
She ate that fetus with a salad and a nice Chianti.....
 July 20, 2015 at 5:10pm
Not understanding why everyone instantly jumps on Shapiro, saying he was being “aggressive” and “rude” and “insulting” to state the scientific facts about dna not changing, but it’s NOT “aggressive” and “rude” and “insulting” to DEMAND that absolutely everyone embrace and respect their opinion, regardless of scientific, legal or religious objections.
 July 14, 2015 at 12:30pm
They had baked cakes for them before. It wasn’t the baking of the cake or the receipt of money, it was the support of marriage they felt went against their religious beliefs. SURELY you aren’t that dense.
you do get to have a business in the public that has "beliefs"
 July 14, 2015 at 12:28pm
Yeah, I’m sure the gay people donating and the atheist get ALL their news from “right wing sources”.
And – the $135,000 was NOT based on the publication of the info. That was “the agency’s THEORY of liability” – the agency being Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) – and it was rejected by the final determining authority, BOLI Commissioner Brad Avakian, as stated in the final finding of facts:
The Commissioner concludes that complainants’ emotional harm related to the denial of service continued throughout the period of media attention and that the facts related solely to emotional harm resulting from media attention do not adequately support an award of damages. No further analysis regarding the media attention as a causative factor is, therefore, necessary.
You're confusing issues. You pulling a quote specifically about media attention which was rightfully denied. They were not awarded damages as a result of media coverage. They were awarded damages as a result of intimidation set in motion by the Klein's illegally posting court documents which included the plaintiff's personal information.
Try to keep up.....http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/07/13/fact-check-theres-a-false-accusation-circulating-on-social-media-about-the-christian-bakers-who-declined-to-mak That story was debunked about two days ago.