User Profile: Doug

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  • August 3, 2016 at 11:49pm


    “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.”

    Yes, as a matter of fact I do. Not all by any means. So? What are you afraid of?

    Yes, and make sure to wrap your robes a little tighter as you walk through the crowds.. Don’t want to get sullied by those sinners all around, do we?

    “Greg is seeking exposure here.”

    Of course he is! Did you happen to read what he wrote? Any gripe with that?

    “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.”

    I’m comfortable you feel that way – you contact Greg through the office of the church in Riverside.

  • August 3, 2016 at 11:49pm

    Worgenator, Been busy but thought I’d reply..

    “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.”

    Read the Didache. This isn’t new. But to blame all because of one is a logical reasoning fallacy known as the “Fallacy of composition” –

    “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.”

    Perhaps for the same sort of desire as that which Led Jesus to eat with sinners…


  • [-1] July 18, 2016 at 4:48pm


    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.

  • [2] 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.

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  • [3] July 2, 2016 at 10:51am

    Dang, beat me to it.. *g*

  • [8] 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.

    Candidly, I pity her.

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  • 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.

  • [4] 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

    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;
    False equivalence
    Correlative-based fallacies –> Correlation proves causation

  • [6] April 24, 2016 at 4:57pm

    Yeah, in a barn.

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  • [3] April 18, 2016 at 10:52pm

    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..

  • [7] 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?.

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  • [8] 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.


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  • [1] April 18, 2016 at 3:07pm

    Bet she feels good about herself though.

  • April 6, 2016 at 2:40pm

    Slight correction…

    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.

  • [2] April 6, 2016 at 2:35pm

    “How many Gods are there?” – One

    ” Are each of the three persons God?” – yes

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  • [15] 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 – )

    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.

  • [2] March 18, 2016 at 3:06pm

    Too funny…

    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.

  • [1] 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.

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  • [3] February 23, 2016 at 8:06pm

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