User Profile: Doug


Member Since: September 06, 2010


  • [8] October 5, 2014 at 9:03pm

    So, if firearms weren’t allowed and the fellow had one I’d think that his not coming forward is away for him to protect the establishment and NOT put the owners in a predicament.

    I’d not be surprised to see that policy changed at some pont in the next year as well.

  • October 4, 2014 at 12:27am

    Just remember not to push the eject button. *s*

    Seriously though, what sort of provision would need to be made for this sort of aircraft or do you just go down with the proverbial ship. Out to the top? No thanks. Out the bottom? They need that space. One of the sides? Ehh.. Didn’t look I figure this is a prototype but still…

  • [2] September 29, 2014 at 11:12pm

    The modern day word ‘rapture’ is actually a Latin word for ‘caught up’, or ‘harpazo’ in the Greek. The word harpazo (har-pad-zo) is found in the book of 1st Thessalonians, chapter 4, verse 17.

    I did a (very) quick Google search and found the following link ( which seemed to describe the answer to your question in a clear fashion.

    The word ‘rapture’ is NOT found in the New (or Old) Testament but the word does find its origins in the original Greek. ‘Rapturos’ is Latin for ‘caught up’ (harpadzo)

    As you have no doubt noticed, this is an issue that leads to many arguments and a lot of confusion. The larger question, as I noted earlier is, in my mind, not worth arguing over. All that does, generally speaking, is demonstrate publicly our need to be forgiven by our foolishness. [smile]

    I have concluded that the rapture is the most consistent of all positions with the larger text but is NOT worth fighting over. Candidly, I think some of the violent responses are evidence of fear and doubt rather than reason and confidence.

    I think one must be willing to be wrong in order to be able to be right. That take REAL moral courage. I disagree with Islam, would never insult intentionally, but would encourage reflection and an open mind. God loves, men hate. Sad

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  • [23] September 29, 2014 at 3:50pm

    Think – Jesus coming WITH the saints and Jesus coming FOR the saints. There is a lot of evidence for the Rapture but, candidly, at the end of the story it’s a small matter and I refuse to let this divide me from my brothers and sisters in Christ. I’d recommend we all remember the issues more important than this one.

    Read John Walvoord for a good presentation:

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  • [8] September 26, 2014 at 12:28am

    I think the man understands timing.

    Few do.

  • [2] September 25, 2014 at 1:50pm

    I grew up listening to Vin Scully. Total class act, great man and one of the very few who made listening to baseball pure joy. Nothing AT ALL against all of the other wonderful talent in the booth but Vinny is the best as far as I am concerned.

  • [13] August 21, 2014 at 10:53pm

    Speaking of sturgeons..

    Many many years ago (and I wish I still had it) I had a cartoon that showed a member of the Islamic faith standing in front of their version of the pearly gates. He had two fish, one in each hand, and a very puzzled look on his face. The caption below read,


  • [1] August 10, 2014 at 7:55pm

    You mean, in your mind? Dunno *g*

    Sometimes he dresses like the Nutty Professor or some other character but who cares as long as he manages to maintain the balance between free will (OK yeah yeah yeah Glenn, free agency *s*) and personal responsibility?

    That is, of course, the nub of all of the issues in society – the lack of said balance. Francis A Schaeffer wrote in one of his books, ‘How Should We Then Live” ( that covered culture and it’s an interesting take. Most folks simply have no clue about the connections.

    I’d love to have an opportunity to discuss these sort of issues with Glenn to get his take without all of the sniping.

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  • [11] July 5, 2014 at 3:45pm

    JGraham III,

    You are, of course, 100% correct. However, even at a distance of some 50 feet and driving by in an automobile, the filth, and almost unbearable nature of these fallen angels (or whatever you wish to call them) is NOT something to asked for or desired. But, if the Lord places you in a position to deal with them you can rest assured you will have His help.

  • [3] June 24, 2014 at 4:20pm

    Police located the suspect by following both a liquid and semi-solid trail…

  • [7] June 17, 2014 at 10:54pm

    “What difference does it make?!”

  • [25] June 13, 2014 at 7:07pm

    No kidding. And, well, the FBI can recover deleted files and there is this thing as a PST file if they’re using Windows.

    So, not only would Ms. Lerner’s PST file have SPECIFIC emails magically disappear the MTA (Message Transfer Agent – or ANYWHERE those emails landed have a HIGH likelihood of having the emails archived. And, if that doesn’t work each and every single recipient will have a copy as well as THEIR MTA – if they are going by the law, which is unlikely. Here’s just one example for the EPA:

    What was the phrase we learned as kids? “Ignorantia juris non excusat” or “Ignorance of the law does not excuse” and I’ve NEVER seen such a bunch of ‘forgetful’, inept, bunch of Chicago ‘thugs’ who WILL meet their Maker some day. I wonder just how well their excuses will go then? I can wait.

  • [3] June 13, 2014 at 6:57pm

    That’s known as a two-fer *g*

  • [28] June 12, 2014 at 10:45am



    What in the world do you think it will take to get folks like you to realize you are talking to yourself when you communicate like you just have? How in the world can you think that the manner in which you communicate helps advance your cause when you start your conversation in way that figuratively punches your audience in the nose? Do you really think they’re actually hearing you?

    Are you more concerned about being right? And somehow in your mind using this forum and the politeness of those who will simply ignore you, by being so stupid in the way you communicate, that you actually think this is earning you ‘points’? Really, this isn’t all about how smart you are.

    Until you get past your own self-absorption you’re not, in my opinion, helping the Lord’s cause at all. Other than a possible backdrop for others to use your posts as examples of how NOT to pitch your cause.

    PLEASE – think about the difference between talking AT someone or WITH someone. When you talk (post) AT folks you are wasting your time and theirs and you gain nothing. You are acting stupidly. Please stop doing damage to the faith you profess.

    Oh, by the way, I am an evangelical Christian and have been so for > 43 years. I live among the LDS people, disagree with them about their theology (politely) and actually have constructive conversations about faith WITH them. You have no idea how stupidly you come across.

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  • [8] June 7, 2014 at 11:34am

    What I would have liked to ask Bill Maher is this, “What are atheists FOR?” Not what are they against, but what are they for?

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  • June 5, 2014 at 2:47pm


    Oh, by the way, I have learned to be more grateful for the 6 1/3 years I had my boy than the 21 1/3 years he has been gone. Trust me, it hasn’t been fun but the larger lesson is that I can now know what it is like for a father to lose his son in a VERY VERY VERY small manner of what happened when the Father turned His face away from Christ.

    I hate having to have gone through the experience but find myself thanking God every day for loving me enough to allow me to see a little into His heart. I’ll see the boy again and hope to see you and anyone else I can persuade to come along and get a real life (if you haven’t already).

    You want character and backbone? Swallow a few crowbars.

  • June 5, 2014 at 2:40pm

    Nick not only would be the first to laugh at those jokes I’ve personally heard him mention the one about bob.

    You are quite correct that what comes around goes around. I’ve heard that as reaping what you sow. Nick is sowing good seed. What about the rest of us. Aren’t you (or I or we?) a little more guilty of the whole mote & beam thingy than we’d like to admit?

    Or are we too arrogant and proud in our knowledge, forgetting mercy and love?

    Just sayin’

  • [7] June 2, 2014 at 12:46am


    ‘Rootin tootin stinkin fricken ricken racken oooooh I hate that rabbit!”