I know Christians who have either NOT voted or voted some “throwaway candidate” out of principal in 2008. Look what it got us.
The problems here I see are;
1. Far too few Christians run for office.
2. Far too few Christians actually vote.
3. Far too Christians could even explain world events.
4. Far too (American) Christians are lazy and self-absorbed.
5. Far too many Christians confuse the Kingdom of God with the Kingdom of This World.
6. Far too many people do not understand the rare privilege of voting.
7. Far too many people do not know The Federalist Papers arguments *and* the grade level they were written for.
8. Far too many people understand John Locke’s arguments vis a vis civil and religious life.and where they should ‘fit’.
9 Far too many people understand the chasm between Blackstone and modern legal theory.
10. Far too many people are more interested in Pokemon Go than their own future.
Far too many are speaking up FOR something rather than whining AGAINST something.
 July 18, 2016 at 4:35pm
I know Greg personally. Graduated from the same high school, attended the same church over 45 years ago and even loaned him my car one time so he could go give a little Bible study in a home in Riverside.
You are *absolutely correct* that there are “mega church hireling pastors”, absolutely true. Greg is not one of them. And, you are absolutely correct that the influence of the mega church pastors is HUGELY negative and bad. I detest some of these so-called ministers as much as I detest a couple of certain “Reverends” who shake people down for money, one of whom is a Congressman. The other someone who took delight in spitting in the soup of his clients while working as a waiter.
But, I dare say, unless you can give me proof at the level of ontological certitude, Greg is not one of these creatures and would, no doubt, echo to you what I have just stated *and*, I would note, you have fallen into the very same trap. Are you not intellectually vibrant enough to tell the difference or do you just take the intellectually lazy man’s approach and think of others as groups, not individuals? In plain English; are you too careless morally or intellectually to tell the difference?
You need to do better research. I have no quarrel with your disgust at what I’d call charlatans – Greg is not one of them.
The MEGA Church craze itself is the core of what I am saying. They take large salaries and write books amassing untold and often unreported wealth while their congragents sit in the pews writing checks. This is a fundamental flaw in the force of God's work.
As long as this trend continues people will continue to look for upbeat seeker friendly churches and the faith suffers.
These pastors lie to themselves that the ox is worthey of eating the grain it treads and as such store up money and enjoy the world.
Now perhaps Greg is a great man of God. Let's assume that he is not fleecing the flock so to speak. Let's talk about WHY he would write here on Glen Becks open sewer pipe.
Do you know what Mormon's believe? The history and theology they teach? What they believe and teach about atonement and Christ's nature and sacrifice? If so, and I assume because you use the word "Ontological" that you have some knowledge, then you should know that ANY true servant of the Lord would avoid any and every association with Beck and his endless attempt to convince people that he is a Christian and that his purposes mesh with ours.
Greg is seeking exposure here. That is offensive when you know what beck and his goals are. You should call your good friend Greg and tell him so. Or better yet give me his email and I will work it out with Greg alone. I would love a chance to get educated on what he stands for.
 July 2, 2016 at 10:51am
Dang, beat me to it.. *g*
 May 27, 2016 at 10:11am
Notwithstanding any personal thoughts I have regarding Ms. Clinton’s behavior, moral character of the turpitude sort, all sorts of people who have literally died around her and so forth there is another angle to this.
There is simply no easy way for emails to disappear completely. The reason for this is that the servers that send and receive emails each typically contain the emails for a period of time. The intermediate servers the emails “bounce” off of on their way to their destination keep copies for some time. The recipient’s email “box” will contain emails, even if deleted, unless someone deliberately removes them and so forth.
Then there is the issue of backups; All of these are required by law to be saved. If not there are potential criminal penalties.
Which essentially means that if no email are to be found then there MUST be a conspiracy of some sort. OR a level of incompetence SO staggering that the judgement and character of those using said services is immediately suspect.
One always hates to see individuals down the type of path that Ms. Clinton appears to have gone down. I have no hard thoughts towards her. Why? Because a day WILL come when she will give an account for her life to Someone who knows exactly what the facts AND motives have been and who will ensure justice is served.
You hope. Sometimes I wonder if there is anything there to give fair and proper justice where needed. Sometimes I believe in a God who created this big ball in space, threw some seeds on it that started all of us and when off to play golf at the center of the galaxy.
Trump is the only one out of all the candidates that ran on the republican primaries that can and will bring up all the things of the past. And because he does that? Because it's him and his celebrity the media WILL now report it. There's a lot of people out there that are under 35 yrs of age that know know anything about ALL the scandals. The media has brushed them off for what 30 years. Questions will be asked now. The end for her is near. If she doesn't get indicted, she's still toast. She was a weak candidate from the start. now her ship is taking on water and about to sink. It took a while for the republicans to turn on Nixon. I think we are now to the point where the democrats have to turn against her! If they don't? They will suffer damage to their party for years. We can thank her stupidity and arrogance for that, and also thank trump for being relentless in his attack on her. And it has only begun!
A month (or so) ago I would have laughed at what you're saying here, because I thought there would be no way that she'd be held accountable for her actions.
But with the latest news, even her own team is shaking the finger at her. When CNN and MSNBC are reporting that she screwed up... I don't see how the Democrats can cover it up, or make it seem like something that it's not.
Pretty soon they're even going to have to admit that she broke the law.
And it will be a thing of beauty.
May 26, 2016 at 7:09pm
There is really a VERY simple answer (albeit expensive) answer to all of this; start building single occupancy restrooms that allow only one person in at a time. Mark them “Restroom”, then who cares?
One Pooper, One Scooper. *s*
And, in the meantime while you’re waiting for the build-out, take the ones set aside for baby changing or “family”, where you are able, and re-brand them “Restroom”.
I suspect there would be a hue and cry over this because some folks will find themselves grossly offended that someone else might think differently than they do – all in the name of fairness mind you.
I’m comfortable you feel that way.
[-2] May 10, 2016 at 3:13pm
True enough, and Socialists still think they can spend their way out of debt which, in my estimation, qualifies as well. “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein
Here’s the rub; what if you are wrong? Even better; let’s differentiate between not actually knowing the research, history and so forth and simply choosing to NOT believe. Both are, in the non-pejorative sense, evidence of ignorance, one though has a moral component – that of willfully choosing to be ignorant, usually because of some bias or prejudice. Not exactly Einstein there. I think the best resolution is to just look at the acts and go from there.
 May 6, 2016 at 10:46am
HymiePorkensteen, That is a false analogy and very poor reasoning. In the eyes of God and the Bible not only are folks with different amounts of melanin 100% and absolutely equal but the same goes for male and female – and other ‘groups’. Read http://biblehub.com/galatians/3-28.htm
Now, men are prejudiced, which is a very unfortunate thing and Christians have also over the centuries been equally prejudiced, also a most unfortunate thing.
Your reasoning is analogous to saying that if one tire is flawed and fails then all tires are flawed.. Suggest you look here;
Nor I. If someone want to stick their plonker where it (in my opinion) ought not be then they should bear the responsibility for the consequences of the same and I’d even be willing to help pay for it BUT not at the expense of what I believe. Far too many Christians are compassionate here AND far too many others have NO idea of what the real numbers are.with respect to the terrible consequences so many deal with in the LGBT community.
“Gay”, to me, in its current culturally-based definition is an utter sadness, not for me, but for so many who think this path will meet their real inner needs.I RESENT more than you might believe when “Christians” are mean as some are but I equally RESENT those who insist their precious “feelers” are hurt and want to deny me the very right they expect they are entitled to.
A truly fair conversation in areas like this are few and far too far in-between and there is plenty of hypocrisy and outright ignorance to go around. Pahh..
 April 18, 2016 at 10:44pm
Fairly simple explanation I’d think; Until the Federal government overstepped their legal bounds and intruded upon said states right there really wasn’t anything to react to, was there…?
Now, in all fairness, as a conservative Christian, I am of the opinion that many who call themselves by the name of Christ, from His point of view, are unknown to Him. I dare not say who as that is not my right nor privilege as to whom they may be.
For example; just as counterfeit twenty dollar bills are the best “proof” of real twenty dollar bills I’d also assert that atheists are the best evidence for God. Without God they have no definition or meaning. And, if there really is no God why are they so aggrieved? Seems suspiciously close to projection and transference but, hey, what do I know?.
How do you know i'm an atheist? And if you say there is no such thing as aliens is that proof there is aliens. Ok,how about this, if you say that muslims are wrong and muhammed lied and decieved the world, is that then proof that muslims are right?
 April 18, 2016 at 10:04pm
rsawarhawk, that is Senator Cruz’s Constitutional right – to express HIS opinion whether you or I agree with or disagree with it.
Are you proposing removing his right to express his opinion because you may dislike them? If so you want one rule for you and another for him.There’s a word for that.
If it were up to ted "the face of god" this queer would be killed. Does that violate his rights?http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3492289/Ted-Cruz-spoke-Christian-conference-pastor-introduced-just-calling-gays-EXECUTED.html
 April 18, 2016 at 3:07pm
Bet she feels good about herself though.
April 6, 2016 at 2:40pm
There are, in fact, an innumerable number of (little ‘g’) gods; only one true God.
Do we understand this? Nope as that would be asserting that finite can comprehend infinite. Never happen.
Does God’s existence as defined depend on our understanding it? Anyone who thinks it does hasn’t a clue and is pretty ehhhh.. uninformed, deluded and I’d say self-absorbed in their thinking.
There are, in fact, an innumerable number of (little 'g') gods; only one true God.
Do we understand this? Nope as that would be asserting that finite can comprehend infinite. Never happen.
Does God's existence as defined depend on our understanding it? Anyone who thinks it does hasn't a clue and is pretty ehhhh.. uninformed, deluded and I'd say self-absorbed in their thinking.
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
Doug, what is your obsession with one? Does it pain you to understand that there may be infinite big G Gods?
 March 31, 2016 at 9:19am
For those of you who have voted this response down there is, unfortunately, a bit of truth to this post by LibertarianSocialist. While I am neither socialist nor libertarian in the strictest sense one factor embedded here that needs to be mentioned is the concept of Replacement Theology.(a.k.a. supersessionism – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supersessionism )
The outflow of this idea has led to many justifications of political positions that allowed for the mistreatment of others – as the church became arrogant in the same manner the Jewish folks were at the time of Christ. “We’re better, smarter, more moral…, do what we say or be punished.” which, of course, sounds like modern-day liberalism.
One thing LIbertarianSocialist I’d want to point out is that these KKK Democrats (mostly but not all D’s) in calling themselves “Christian” I would wager were no such thing as Christianity does not teach the sort of behavior witnessed regarding these people. I can call myself a purple pineapple but that does not make me one.
 March 18, 2016 at 3:06pm
Imagine, individuals who say that this park promotes immorality also proclaim there are no absolutes from which morality is reasonably, honestly and rationally derived.
Apart from a set of standards outside of humanity, they are left with, well, humanity. This, of course, soon devolves into “will of the majority” which, in fact ought to be described as “willfully imposing their morality on others” while at the same time complaining that Christianity does the same; IT DOES NO SUCH THING. And the willful imposition can be readily seen in China and other regimes where the State defines moral “truths”.
Christianity; actually the Judaeo-Christian does in fact present a standard of morality and the notion of personal responsibility. And, to be fair, far far too many “Christians” over the centuries HAVE imposed their version of the Christian ethic on others, violating the very essence of the doctrine of Free Will (a.k.a. – Free Moral Agency, Choice, etc..) This is wrong.
So, you atheists who object? Go for it. You have that right. And you even have the right to be stupid or irrational or willful. Not a single one of us has the right to ownership of truth. It is quite able to stand on its own and it will survive these knuckleheads.
“What is truth?”, Pilate asked while it was standing righ in ftont of him.
 March 7, 2016 at 10:34pm
Keres, Sitting on my desk is a red & white crocheted cross. About 44 years ago, when I first became a Christian, it was “spiritual” to be poor. (I might add that being rich OR poor has NOTHING to do with spirituality – lots of televangelist crooks out there). Anyway, a young lady and I were dumpster diving behind a five & dime store. As she handed me a closed box to toss into the adjacent bin I clearly head a voice that said, “Open up the box.” I asked her if she heard it; she said, “No”. I opened the box and there was the cross.
Explain that please. I have the physical item.
Your problem is not intellectual as you’d like others to believe. Rather it’s most likely moral and/or simple fear. You’re afraid you might be wrong.
Now, with respect to your comment re: Last Days.I’d recommend you read 2 Peter 3:3. He talks about you. And, do yourself a favor and pull your head out of your ass.
Yours is an anecdotal account that I have no reason to believe is true,....and that doesn't even take into account that you could have been mistaken about "hearing a voice"....or some other thing. But let's say you did "hear a voice". How do you know who the voice came from.....just because you believe it was "YOUR god"?
I have no fear of your religion.....nor of your Hell. And my morals are just fine, thank you.
I am aware of pretty much any verse you may offer. I was a christian for a few decades.
As for "where you claim my head to be",.........real nice example of christianity there. Pathetic. And hypocritical.
doug- rudeness will not help, and is a poor testimony. Keres is an amazing person, with thoughtful comments on most issues.
nonsense. That voice you heard is a voice most of us hear when we have a box in our hands....open the box. Duh
Saying “Two Corinthians” is NOT a gaffe. It IS, however, culturally, an indicator of one’s origin. Those from overseas, primarily the UK use this form of speech all the time. I’ve heard this for YEARS, again, primarily from my good friends from overseas.
Apparently not only are the press stupid or ill-informed but a bunch of Christians are as well.
If someone wrote ‘colour’ as opposed to ‘color’ would the same folks get their panties in a wad? Probably so if they saw a political benefit. And do NOT use the word ‘fanny’.
Really? That's what you got? Trump's a european? Well, then he must not even be eligible. What a load of crap. Go watch the speech again without your rose "coloured" glasses. He had no clue what he was talking about. He probably doesn't even know what the 2 is there for.