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dnewton

Member Since: January 17, 2011

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  • July 23, 2016 at 11:53am

    A third party vote or a write in for Jesus is just as good as an abstention and will be treated as if you simply went along with the majority. I don’t see how Christians can stay home if their vote has the effect of going along with the majority of the culture. James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

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  • July 23, 2016 at 11:39am

    The debt is going to become a controlling factor. Student debt is so bad that a lot of well educated young people are not going to be able to buy a house. Student debt exceeds non student credit card debt. These young people are the ones who have both the Federal debt and their student debt on their shoulders. The paychecks of young people have already been mined to pay for Obamacare. A loaded pack mule can run only so fast and the government is eying Grannies Nest egg to pay off the debt so there goes the inheritance angle to bail them out.

  • July 23, 2016 at 11:31am

    In Tennessee you can write in Jesus but it won’t count unless Jesus filed on time and got the correct number of signatures like everyone else. A misspelled name might not count, not because you are working with a dumb machine, it is because you are working with an election commission. The courts have ruled that they are free to do anything the want about irregularities or close calls. So what goes on in one county might not be the same as another county. We had a case where a tax increase was going to be a possibility so someone ran for office to oppose it but it was after the time to get on the ballot. The local election commission did everything they could to get that tax passed by invalidating petitions to have the candidate be approved as a write-in candidate. They first tried to invalidate his signature list by showing that many signatures on the petition were not exactly like the one on file or issued by the election commission. It was obviously the same person, living at the same address but one signature perhaps had a full middle name and the one on the petition only had a middle initial. The candidate never made it on the ballot by a few dozen signatures. Even if you typed in the name correctly, it was not counted. These deadlines were designed for a time when ballots were printed and used 100% of the ime. Even though you don’t need a printed ballot to vote anymore, the law is still on the books and seems to apply to electronic voting.

  • July 23, 2016 at 7:45am

    Did this include all of those “donations” from the PLO?

  • July 23, 2016 at 7:29am

    All of the Iranians I know are quick to deny being a semite. They see themselves as a separate people group from the descendants of Abraham. They think of themselves as being of Persian lineage.

  • [2] July 20, 2016 at 9:11am

    They are still looking for that smidgen of evidence

  • [1] July 20, 2016 at 9:07am

    The Administration is frozen by its own racism and the need to cash in politically on the votes. The Administration can’t do anything about the violence in Chicago because there isn’t a solution that only involves blaming and arresting white people or blue people(police). They already demand affirmative action on the color of people’s skin within prison or going to prison so cleaning up the gang violence would mean arresting more black people. This runs contrary to their social justice concept no matter what evil is perpetrated or perpetuated.

  • July 18, 2016 at 5:53pm

    The grounds keepers must have found some of Kerry’s old medals and the president is simply recycling them.

  • [2] July 18, 2016 at 2:47pm

    Try to look at the bright side. If the KKK was around at the level they claim, there would have already been retaliation.

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  • [17] July 18, 2016 at 2:39pm

    There is one other phenomenon. A black conservative is as rare as a blue moon. Black people don’t normally allow black folks to have conservative thoughts without being criticized and insulted. So even if Blacks are 12 percent of the population, less than one percent have the courage to be openly conservative. Besides, most of the people there were there because of merit, not quotas.

  • [-1] July 18, 2016 at 2:19pm

    Pretty soon this is going to be looking a lot like blaming the victim. The times are considered Post Christian. That means there is little or no ability of Christianity to impact the collective conscience of the nation. Christian opinion, when not divided, is pretty much discounted and is subject to deconstruction. After deconstruction, the plan is to look for evil motivations. All they want is money, all they want is to keep me from having orgies etc. I have no power to change any mind. That is the work of the Holy Spirit.

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  • July 18, 2016 at 3:10am

    We have to wait for the Persians and Arabs get their Atomic bomb so it will be fair.

  • July 18, 2016 at 3:07am

    It was narrated from `Ubadah bin Samit that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
    “Carry out the legal punishments on relatives and strangers, and do not let the fear of blame stop you from carrying out the command of Allah (SWT).” Suban Ibn Majah Hadith 2540

  • July 17, 2016 at 12:21am

    It is the straw that breaks the camels back…and it is not my favorite sin.

  • [1] July 17, 2016 at 12:19am

    Generally you are right. The churches are full of mistakes that the law has made in the past.(Easy Divorce, Separation of Church and State, Acceptance of Cohabitation, Single Parent homes, Abortion, Sex without consequences, Drugs are harmless so relax the laws) You can find drug addicted, alcoholics, divorced and cohabiting people in the churches. In a few years, we will also have people who thought they were in same sex marriages. Some people actually become weary of their sin, especially after it breaks their heath. Some people just realize that their life is half over and it has little or no meaning. The things that should have given them pleasure give them misery. Some churches are the the hospitals were people come to heal from their profligate life. Most have no sense of sacredness except the self. They are unprepared for a severe shock of early loss of a loved one or the bitter disappointment of a relationship and they are constantly distracted from the need to dwell on their own mortality. This is because we live in a society that deconstructs everything and seeds doubt that the Truth can be found. They value the truth that they counterfeit themselves and their job every day is to protect it from reality. If someone promises Truth, the one making the promise has his motives questioned if there is any inclination to stray from the herd.

  • [-1] July 16, 2016 at 11:46pm

    Muslims are very up front about it. The Catholics are moving in that direction by declaring Anathema on Protestants and at the same time trying to become more inclusive of other religions. Just Google the Pope Kissing the Qur’an. But the worst enemy is the Christian church itself. Calling people who approve of sin “hateful” is working. The younger people are not returning to the church after they get married. They don’t want the controversy and they don’t realize what is at stake for the church, the family and the government. They really don’t want to think of their unchurched acquaintances as being at risk of Hell fire. They are wanting the broad and wide path to destruction. They have lived a life free of the concept that people need fixing. They think they are OK as is even after getting a divorce or falling on hard times. They sometimes think marriage is optional and have lost the idea that it is sacred. As the authority of the church diminishes, they look for the state to tell them what is sacred, like Mother Earth, recycling and paying your taxes. It seems like a new list is being drawn up. Income Equality, Black Lives and ending discrimination, even if discrimination involves knowing the good snake from the bad snake. Oh Yes, I forgot Blinky, he thinks religion poisons everything, both the right religion and all of the wrong ones.

  • July 16, 2016 at 11:28pm

    It is an appeal to allow just one favorite sin.

  • July 16, 2016 at 11:25pm

    Read “The Big Book of Bible Difficulties: Clear and Concise Answers from Genesis to Revelation”, by Geistler and Howe and get back with me in a few years. Even Blinky might learn something in it.

  • July 16, 2016 at 11:19pm

    In my part of the country, the Methodist churches are already split demographically. The older folks are in the smaller and more conservative churches and the younger people are in the hyper liberal, but larger churches. There are several Methodist churches in my county of about 80,000 that are empty and some denominations rotate every other Sunday just to get enough people in to fill the church. We still have circuit rider Methodist preachers doing two services on a Sunday at two different buildings.

  • [2] July 16, 2016 at 11:14pm

    If you keep abusing the word “hateful,” it will eventually describe someone deciding to eat pie instead of cake. Is it OK to disapprove of stealing, killing, lying or divorce? Is there anything that one can safely disapprove of without having a proponent attribute an exaggerated state of anger?

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