User Profile: catlaugh12

catlaugh12

Member Since: September 11, 2012

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  • [4] May 25, 2015 at 5:05pm

    Revolution: yes, 8 year olds differ in personality and intelligence level. However, I’m quite comfortable saying that no 8 year old should ever be left home alone for 3 days. That’s an easy one, as long as you are employing your common sense instead of turning this into something it’s not. I sincerely hope that you would intervene if you saw a young child left alone for days.

  • [-2] May 25, 2015 at 3:35pm

    And yes, that should have been “surely.” Thanks Siri. :)

  • [-2] May 25, 2015 at 3:31pm

    i’m having trouble understanding your point. What if the child were being abused by the parent? Should CPS not interfere since, by your argument, putting the child in danger is their own choice? Shorely common sense and limited government can coexist a little better than that .

  • [-1] May 25, 2015 at 2:46pm

    I’m sorry, but that’s not a lack of “parenting skills.” That’s a clear choice to neglect her child and put him in danger in order to do what she wants to do, not a “hmm… at what age should my child switch to a real toothpaste?” I hope CPS is all over this and makes sure this poor kid isn’t being abused in other ways by her “boyfriends.”

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  • [12] May 25, 2015 at 2:42pm

    I have to believe you’re either playing devil’s advocate or don’t have children. Potty and bathing skills are not all that is needed for a child to be safe. This is so obvious that I feel silly even typing it out, but a child needs an adult around even to FEEL safe at night – no matter whether there are any active dangers. And what if someone broke in? Or if some neighborhood pedophile notices “hey, here’s a kid home alone!” There’s a big difference between giving your kid reasonable opportunities to try things on his own and taking off for another state trusting that the power won’t go out, or he won’t trip down the stairs and break an arm, or any of the other random things an 8-year-old shouldn’t face alone. I agree that the idea of the government providing “parenting training” is a tad creepy, but let’s not pretend that makes her a good mother. There’s a strong case for neglect here, and it wouldn’t surprise me to find out that she’s put him in worse situations. Clearly she puts what she wants to do ahead of her child’s comfort and safety. I’m leery of Child Protective Services and its overreaches, but this situation screams for intervention.

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  • [30] May 21, 2015 at 12:15pm

    ArmyMedic – I’m pretty sure “mr. dan” was being a tad sarcastic. :)

  • [6] May 20, 2015 at 12:51pm

    TG360 – Matt (and the associated Bible verses) isn’t saying that we shouldn’t acknowledge the existence of evil and violence. Did you miss his entire point about Schindler’s List? The point is that Game of Thrones glorifies violence and sin, rather than showing it for what it is. If you can’t discern the difference, it might be time to spend a few weeks away from media and see whether your moral compass is still functioning properly. I’m not saying that in a snarky way, as I’ve had to check my own periodically.

  • [30] May 20, 2015 at 10:40am

    The trouble with your point is that you don’t know what you would do if you were a Christian. “Becoming” a Christian is a transformative experience, and changes the desires of your heart. The Bible instructs believers to look on things that are good and pure and lovely and instructs us away from dwelling on sin (sex outside of marriage qualifies) and violence. As a Christian, you’d probably feel differently about it than you do now. That’s who Matt was talking to. :)

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  • [5] May 19, 2015 at 2:05pm

    At this point, what difference does it make? We all know her answers would be dodges or lies anyway.

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  • [704] May 15, 2015 at 12:49am

    And it’s also because the importance of the home is at odds with the the importance of government. Strong families take care of their own, and don’t need (or welcome) interference from nosy officials. Weak family structure, on the other hand, is an opening for control from the outside….. AKA the Life of Julia. So we are constantly blasted with the message that being a parent is a job for the state, while both parents seek fulfillment elsewhere.

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  • [1179] May 15, 2015 at 12:01am

    I can never figure out why feminists find the term “housewife” to be an insult. Taking care of the home and raising kids that have a positive impact on the world is the most important job there is. Women sell themselves short by giving in to the lie that activities in the home are somehow inferior to working in an office.

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  • [6] May 14, 2015 at 5:01pm

    I feel so sorry for you, Violet. You see only darkness and bitterness where there is so much joy and love to be found. Try to be honest with yourself and consider the logical ramifications of your position. Would you tell a woman diagnosed with terminal cancer that her last few months have no value, and that she should commit suicide? Or is there joy in her remaining days with her loved ones? Would you tell a parent who lost a young child through other means – SIDS, car accident – that those years were a waste? Life has meaning, Violet, whether you choose to see it or not.

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  • [4] May 14, 2015 at 4:57pm

    Violet – This just means that you agree with those that believe life itself has no value, without certain abilities. I’d challenge you to go spend some time with families that have children with disabilities (not defects) or illnesses and see if you still believe there is no joy or value in these young lives. I’ve known parents that lived through terminal illnesses with young children, and they wouldn’t give back one single day of the time they had with that child. To give life and love, even if only for a short time, is never selfish.

  • [11] May 14, 2015 at 4:42pm

    This whole conversation comes down to whether human life has intrinsic value or whether possessing other characteristics/abilities are required to give it value. Is human life only valuable when a person lives a long time? Or when the child can read or go to school? Or is it always of value and should be celebrated? Should the parents of children with disabilities feel guilt for not killing their children in the womb, since social services to support them are a drag on society? If you take the position that human life requires something additional to give it value, you are not alone. Hitler sterilized women who gave birth to children with disabilities/were Jewish/were gay, etc. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, advocated the abortion of black babies. If, however, you find intrinsic value in life itself, logic requires that you stand against killing babies (pre- and post-birth). This is why pro-lifers will argue to protect an unborn baby, no matter whether it is an inconvenience or a burden to the parent(s). And it is also why we celebrate children with diseases/disabilities/etc, even if they’ll never “amount to much” in some people’s eyes. There is SO much to learn from these little ones. I hope you can see that.

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  • [1] May 13, 2015 at 3:20pm

    Just don’t forget about Romans 3:23 when you’re determining your doctrinal stance on “keeping the commandments”. It’s pretty clear that no one has ever kept them all.

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  • [7] May 13, 2015 at 3:17pm

    Just a note… while faith in Christ’s saving work is all that is needed to be a Christian, someone who has that faith will want to be involved in a Bible-preaching church. It’s part of the work God does in our hearts, and we’re instructed to get involved as well (Hebrews 10:25). :)

  • [3] May 12, 2015 at 3:15pm

    Really? I get a thumbs down for saying this isn’t news? Sigh. And here I thought we Blaze fans were more interested in hard news than the fluffy drivel we get from Yahoo, etc. Apparently not.

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  • [3] May 12, 2015 at 2:57pm

    Even if he found the actual boot from the movie, isn’t this more along the line of “a neat story I tell at parties” than a news item? TheBlaze could really help users out by labeling such articles with “This story is only here as filler, and reading it would be a complete waste of your time.”

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  • [5] May 10, 2015 at 2:36pm

    I think you probably want to do some research before making these blanket statements. There are so many factors that go into when and from where a family adopts. As someone heavily involved in the adoption community, there are usually waiting lists for American children that are available to be adopted. Keep in mind that I’m talking about kids that can be adopted right away, rather than dealing with complicated foster/maybe-adopt situations. On the other hand, my sister’s family had the joy of bringing home a precious little boy from China who was abandoned under a bridge after birth, due to medical needs. This little one – perfectly healthy now – has gone from a life of institutions where he spent 23 out of every 24 hours in a crib with no stimulation to a home with 3 brothers and sisters and a mom and dad who love him. There was no one in line in China to care for him. I also know many who have fostered/adopted American kids too, and that is also a joy. I just want to point out that assuming international adoptions are done for “status” is a pretty foul accusation to make, given the wretched state of 2nd and 3rd world orphanages, and the love and sacrifice required by anyone to open their home to a strange child. Perhaps a better approach would be to be thankful for these families and encourage others to follow their example both here and abroad.

  • [9] May 8, 2015 at 3:57pm

    HarryPotter – “debunked by scientific study after study.” Okay, name 5. Or name ONE.

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