User Profile: Doug

Doug

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  • [1] January 31, 2015 at 1:26pm

    NNIHTICEL CINAGRO I believe is what is called for.

    blkshk – having a bit of fun. My typing can be atrocious at times. *g*

  • [7] January 29, 2015 at 3:07pm

    I was taught that, “You cannot give what you do not have.” and it is the truth for ALL areas of life, including the spiritual life.

    Churches, starting from the pastor on down, are often failing in this most-important area. Implied in this statement are several notions: personal responsibility, discipline, work, study, commitment, giving rather than taking, others rather than self and so forth. People don’t come to churches either because they have nothing to give in terms of spiritual substance OR what they give is emotional “foo foo” which does NOTHING for the soul.

    Bonhoeffer said, “When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.” and in our self-indulgent society where, for example, when Twitter has an outage kids proclaim their lives are over, we are in trouble.

    Having something to give implicitly implies taking responsibility to GET that something to give. (As an aside there are many who give but only after taking from someone else – think politics) And, real giving is always sacrificial.

    So, what do we do? I decided to take responsibility and I read, study, pray, exhort and encourage – as many and as often as the Lord gives me the opportunity.

    Adam said, when confronted, “T was the woman Lord.”. Eve said, “It was the snake.” No Adam, it was you. Eve, you were deceived but you did choose.

    You are responsible for your decisions. I am responsible for mine. Let’s decide to make good ones. Surrender to, believe and follow Jesus. All other roads fail.

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  • [8] January 28, 2015 at 1:41pm

    Martial

  • [5] January 28, 2015 at 11:40am

    Oh, the other things is how in the world, man, who according to some is the result of the world can now kill its creator (the Earth)?

    Isn’t the whole still a sum of the parts? And isn’t man, according to those who look at the material universe as “greater” than man – because it was here first, the greater?

    If you take the comparison to the Christian message then there’s really nothing to worry about whatsoever as the Earth would resurrect itself, right?

    This still seems to boil down to the alarmists using something to control and shake others down for money and/or power.

    These folks sure do seem to run on fear. I mean, if their ‘god’ (the material universe or ?) is big enough to create man then who cares? It can happen all over again at some point.

    Or, these folks actually believe they are that powerful. None of us are actually, regardless of one’s worldview.

    I say it’s willful at its core. Pity.

  • [18] January 28, 2015 at 11:30am

    Here’s what I haven’t seen addressed much.

    So, let’s say humans emit CO2, which, in fact, is actually true. And, more people means more CO2. Simple reason there.

    We also know that plants intake CO2 and emit oxygen. Pretty slick.

    So, in terms of quantities, > humans = > CO2 = > plant food = > Oxygen = > safer environment for humans.

    IOW, more CO2 would provide more “food” for plants, which in turn would provide more oxygen for people.

    Seems to me that the best thing humans can do is to increase their CO2-emitting efforts, not reduce them. I mean, why continue to kill vegetation by reducing human CO2 emissions?

    So, environmentalists are advocating what essentially ends up being a position s self-assisted suicide.

    Well, a least they are consistent.

  • January 23, 2015 at 2:15pm

    Whoops *chuckle* ‘gear’ = ‘hear’

    See? I was overcome!

  • [6] January 23, 2015 at 2:14pm

    I am SURE they are just beside themselves in Coal Run to gear YOU won’t be going there. As a matter of fact I am not sure I can make it through the rest of the day knowing YOU won’t be going to Coal Run. And, I suppose there are others here, just now, reaching for their therapist’s number to set an appointment knowing YOU won’t be going to Coal Run.

    Oh, what a calamity! What a terrible tragedy! Horrible!

    YOU are not going to go to Coal Run.

    Maybe we should start a fund to help you.

    Poor Pretty Baby.

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  • [3] January 23, 2015 at 10:20am

    Reminds me of what my late uncle would occasionally say to someone who was whining…

    “Poor Pretty Baby”

  • January 22, 2015 at 1:46pm

    No kidding. I had a fellow stiff me some $$ a number of years back. Mentioned this to a friend and he said, “Hey, let me know and I’ll get some fellows I know who live in your area and for a case of beer they’ll break his leg. As a matter of fact they’d probably do it for free.”

    “Uh, thanks for the offer but I’m good.” was my reply.

  • [31] January 21, 2015 at 9:41pm

    dealer@678, actually, I don’t think that Abedini is as naive as it might appear. I listened to her speak about a year or so ago live over the Internet. She has a remarkable story – along the general lines that the Lord told here He was going to use this imprisonment to speak to nations, heads of nations and so forth. She mentioned she thought it would be Saeed doing this and was shocked to discover it was her. She has spoken before the UN for example. Pretty amaizing.

  • [26] January 21, 2015 at 9:37pm

    I was thinking he was thinking, “Yes I did.”

    Bleh

  • January 21, 2015 at 6:38pm

    That was uncalled for.

  • [1] January 21, 2015 at 6:36pm

    The phrase I read right before his first election from a psychologist (making an observation not from direct conversations but via the media-based info available) was malignant narcissist.

    I tend to agree. Very sad for Mr. Obama indeed – particularly when you get a sense of his horrible childhood. Still, he has reached the age of accountability, though I seriously doubt he’s capable of taking responsibility for his own bad breath. I’m sure that’s G. Bush’s fault.

  • January 21, 2015 at 6:32pm

    First of all God did NOT kidnap Saeed. God may have allowed evil men to do so and that is not right BUT there is often more to the story.

    My observation has been that “bad” things are often preludes to God’s blessings. Believe it or not the Lord told me once, in answer to one of my prayers/questions, “Why did you let mom die?” (It was on my 9th birthday), “You would not have come to me if I had not allowed that t happen.”

    “Oh”, I thought. (I was actually quite startled by this event- didn’t expect it at all) So, perspective is often missed when we go through very tough experiences.

    Joseph told his brothers, “You meant it for evil but God meant it for good.” regarding their selling him into slavery. Perspective.

    For the trolls or others who might ask, or assert that God killed my mom I’d like to politely ask them to try and get past their preconceived notions of God’s nature. Go read Gill or Charnock or Tozer or Pink or some of the others out there before embarrassing yourself.

  • [2] January 19, 2015 at 6:59pm

    jomama1134,

    Well, the facts don’t hold up to your assertion. As a believer I must say that I am often put off by those who believe without doing a little research. Same for those who do not believe. In other words, do your homework. There are many many folks who have been challenged over the years to, “Go find out for yourself.” who were atheists, skeptics, etc. that, after doing their homework concluded that Christianity is the most reasonable position to take.

    Now, having said that the LAST thing I’d ask for you is to take me at my word; please consider this a gentle encouragement for you to do a little research.

    I’d recommend taking a peek at “Evidence That Demands a Verdict” by Tim leHaye, who, if memory serves, was such a non-believer.

    Look at Lee Strobel’s works, “Case For The Creator”, an interesting read if I may say.

    Malcolm Muggeridge, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien all hung fit this bill.

    Your assertions are honestly uninformed at best.

    Now, if one CHOOSES (which certainly is their right) not to believe that is not an intellectually-based decision. It is one based upon willfulness and not the intellect. It also is a moral decision, not one based on reason.

    And for those who have an emotional weakness that compels them to make assertions for the purpose of “feeding” off of the responses I’d just say that I am comfortable you feel that way.

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  • [2] January 18, 2015 at 3:21pm

    RationalMan,

    OK, here are two references I just snagged off the Internet for you:

    ronrhodes.addr.com/store/biblical-prophecy/northern-storm-rising-russi.html
    biblestudyresourcecenter.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Ezekiel_38.15243054.pdf

    Please do yourself a favor and do not believe what I assert – open your mind and go find out yourself. Do your own research.

    You asserted, “Hmmm, and I thought Doug knew everything, interesting! ;)”

    Let me state plainly that I do not know everything. That you would feel the need to make that assertion is educational. It shows you build false ideas in your mind, project them on to others as fact and then respond to the straw horse you, in fact, have created.

    This is a form of insanity as it does NOT reflect actual reality. You need help.

  • [2] January 18, 2015 at 9:51am

    “Are you afraid to “Think” for yourself?”

    Good heavens no. I think, at the end of the day, that actually is the point. You place me in a position where I must brag. About 50 years ago at the tail end of 7th grade I tested out at an IQ of 147. I make my living my thinking as a software developer. I am self taught. This leads me to the following observations;

    1. Christianity is THE MOST reasonable conclusion given the evidence that is available. I am able to cite references for you in just about any intellectual area you may be curious about. Please feel free to ask.

    2. The old saying, “Throw a rock into a pack of dogs, and the one that yells is the one that got hit.” is evident here I think. You are sure yelling a lot.

    3. It has been my observation that at the very core of human nature there is one of two dominant emotions; love or fear. If you take the time to honestly self-evaluate you will discover one or the other – more often than not a mix, but one will always be dominant. Anger, jealousy, rage, etc. all have a common foundation of fear. It’s the driving force.

    I actually take NO OFFENSE at your comments although you have surely achieved your goal of gaining attention (read: meaning) by your deliberately provocative posts.

    I understand WHY you are doing this; Underneath all of your bravado you are afraid. God loves you as you are. He WILL forgive you if you ask. Please do so, for YOUR sake.Now, Yelling here proves my point n’est-ce pas?

  • [8] January 18, 2015 at 1:48am

    RationalMan,

    For instance, think about oil & natural gas as a weapon. Russia has already pulled this trigger. Then add in the Tamar oil field find plus the larger Leviathan off the coast of Israel PLUS the fact that Russia’s economy is far too dependent upon oil/natural gas and apply a little reason.

    People that study the Bible have known about this for many decades. Fascinating to see it come to pass. Just be ready.

  • [7] January 18, 2015 at 1:44am

    RationalMan,

    “Why is “HE” ignoring Middle East?”

    He is not ignoring that area of the world. As a matter of fact, if you do your homework, you’d know that Russia is going to ally with a bunch of Middle East countries, each with their own agenda (oil / wipe out Israel) and invade. They will lose 5/6 of their army, power will swing to Europe and then the real fun begins.

    Anyway, like I said, do your research with an open mind, get all the facts for yourself (happy to provide a few pointers if you wish), stop thinking you have all the answers (no one does, including me) and quit confusing your desired outcome with God’s intent.

    He doesn’t work for you (or me), you know. *s*

  • [7] January 18, 2015 at 1:40am

    Whoop-ee-doo

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