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Doug

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  • [2] March 27, 2015 at 1:52am

    JRook,

    “The first amendment protects freedom of religious expression. It does not under any interpretation of that protect freedom to inhibit or deny the civil rights or equal treatment under the law for others based on your beliefs. And equal treatment means that anti-discrimination laws regarding denying service should apply. It’s really that simple.”

    So why does it give the LGBT the right to blatantly violate the civil rights others?

    These folks are DELIBERATELY (and I might add brilliantly) using the law to FORCE their will on others. As far as I am concerned they have the right to stick their plonkers wherever and how often they want. But they seem to believe they should do so with impunity. In other words their rights are superior to those who disagree with them.

    You sir are a double standard hypocritical bigot and apparently are unable to balance a scale.

  • March 26, 2015 at 9:56pm

    ohlograndma, They WILL to not go away. That is their nature, and their deliberate choice. To the point that their willfulness becomes a form of insanity after denying truth to the (unknown by man) point where there is no going back.

  • March 26, 2015 at 9:52pm

    -continued

    You MUST at some point take personal responsibility. At some point, either before death or after, you will tke responsibility. Better to willingly do so now than as a result of finding yourself in a place where the sort of “taking responsibility” has huge consequences that CANNOT be reversed at that point.

    We choose our destinies. Make the right one.

  • March 26, 2015 at 9:50pm

    So, does your assertion, however gratuitous it may be, add to or take away from the tone and tenor of the general discussion? Are you presuming others will think you are smarter, or wiser or more helpful or kind? If you assert you do not care, well, there you go – you are correct and informs quite well.

    From what I can see you need a little remedial work on the whole internal thing you have going on – or are you unaware that your words expose your soul for those who really observe? Your soul is open and exposed here. We all have failures in our lives and how one human interacts with another is not something, I would recommend, to take lightly or without care. Your soul has value, as does ohlograndma, and Gov. Pence and those who oppose him. While I would support Gov Pence’s position those who oppose him have every right to do so – up to the point of breaking the law and civility. When I look at the stats I see more hypocrisy on the secular side than the faith side – though there’s unfortunately enough to go around. .

    I was taught that one cannot give what one does not possess. I’d be curious to hear your answer on what it is that you possess that is more give than take. It is possible if you really wish to think about others more than yourself. If you do you will demonstrate it and if you do not, the same is true. I hope that you will make healthy spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical decisions in life. You really only hurt yourself if you do not BUT

  • [7] March 26, 2015 at 4:00pm

    Help me out here, would you?

    Those folks who object to this bill do so because they believe that those who support it will force them to do something they do not wish to do. That is, supporters of this bill, they say, will discriminate against non-supporters.

    But, it is OK for the opponents of this bill to force the supporters of this bill to do something they do not wish to do? As in the bakery shop scenario.

    I think willfulness on the part of some has replaced reason.

    I say, if someone doesn’t want to bake you a cake, go somewhere else. Let them go out of business. And for those who do not want to bake the cake why not use the opportunity for greater good? Presuming you are Christian, as I am, use the opportunity to witness.

    I think the real issue is that folks want privilege (rights, however arbitrary or extra-Constitutional) without any consequences. And that applies in a LOT oaf areas it seems – like spending, drugs, multi-partner or extra-marital or pre-marital sex, and so forth.

    Abstinence, for example, would work in all of those areas. I reserve my right to say that but would also say YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DECISIONS YOU MAKE!!!!

    Not to me, but to God. PLEASE – for YOUR sake – make responsible and good decisions. You and I will reap what we sow.

  • [4] March 21, 2015 at 5:22pm

    duncan1622,

    Would I be out of line to assert that you are neither black as much as I am white. The paper in my laser printer is white. I am NOT white!. I am sort of a pasty fleshy colored old Caucasian fat guy *G*. We have different amounts of melanin in our DNA and that’s about it as far as I can see the issue goes (wish more saw it that way) Oh yeah, I’m as nearsighted as they come *chuckle*

    Now, to the statement that you love God. Me too, and that makes you my brother. We will spend eternity together giving glory to He who paid our debt and that is about as good as it can get – and I won’t be nearsighted then either. *s*

    See you there if not somehow before. [big fat smile]

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  • [2] March 21, 2015 at 2:59pm

    In other words – go straight at the GOP and let ‘em have it. Perhaps they will have an epiphany.

    Will they? Based on what I see, no, I do not think a lot of them will – sadly.

    Dale Ahlquist in “The Complete Thinker: The Marvelous Mind of G.K. Chesterton” ( http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-Thinker-Marvelous-Chesterton/dp/1586176757 )

    noted that the ‘corporatist’ was just as bad as the phony spiritualist (my words) and I agree. Just because Socialism is bad that does NOT axiomatically make Business good.. This is the error in thinking that has trapped many in the GOP.

    Greed, theft, fraud, lying and deception are just as bad when spewed by someone asserting the rights of the proletariat as those who claim that if you buy [fill in the blank] you will achieve happiness, peace and joy.GIVE ME A BREAK LOL

    Honestly when was the last time anyone actually believed an advertisement? And just why is that may I ask? (for those who may not get it that was a rhetorical question *s*)

    This ultimately is a spiritual battle that feeds into the moral strength and determination of those on the battlefield. Go get your house in order, put on your armor and go get in the fight with Beck.

  • March 21, 2015 at 2:40pm

    Disagree. There should ALWAYS be the offer of reconciliation. Always.

    That does NOT mean one must, should or ought to stop thinking, challenging and not holding out one’s hand. We gain nothing and have ourselves learned nothing if we become like those who wish to dismiss us over less.

    My ethics and word, to the best of my faulty sin-laced flesh is not worth surrendering to any offer of another’s acceptance in exchange for my compromise. Think about it; trade honesty and ethics for approval? That sounds like junior high all over again – but it works.

    Glenn’s judgement, in terms of when and how or even – to pull the trigger he did is certainly up for debate. And I suppose it should be. Perhaps Glenn didn’t think of something.

    To presume that ethics flow FROM the GOP as opposed to the GOP acknowledging it should hold to ethical standards provided to it as moral guidance is utter and sheer arrogance on the part of those making this presumption in the party and sheer stupidity and folly on those accepting this premise. Anyone assuming morality comes from them should be run out of town as soon as possible.

    We humans can be SO desperate for acceptance, forgiveness (faux at best from some of these folks) and approval that we gladly trade our principles away

  • [3] March 20, 2015 at 9:37am

    LOL! Indeed.

    And my urologist told me that, “This too shall pass.”

  • [13] March 20, 2015 at 9:35am

    Perhaps it was providential so that someone else, callous of heart, or afraid to face an old pain, and feeling vulnerability at the ability of another to openly show theirs, might realize that it is almost always better to grieve with another than hide one’s self from the realities of life.

    Be glad and celebrate that this doctor has not lost his humanity

    It is indeed a powerful picture.

  • [1] March 19, 2015 at 9:48am

    Galations 4:6 – And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, “Abba, Father”. See hebrew4christians.com/Names_of_G-d/Father/father.html

    DADDY!!!!

    *s*

  • March 9, 2015 at 9:37pm

    Oh, and when the event happens Russia will lend its military might to those who are religiously the haters of Israel.

    They will seek to invade. Some 83% will die.

  • [2] March 9, 2015 at 9:35pm

    Some key words and thoughts. Oil,gas, Tamar, Levithan, Russia’s economy solely dependent upon oil & gas, the US and fracking and exporting (or able to) to Europe for 1/3 to 1/2 of what Russia does, Russia thinking it can gain control of Tamar & Levithan by proxy (i.e. give Islamic radicals Israel for control of the oil production), Lignostone,, the anti-growth “greens” who are using environmental scare tactics to attempt to keep us from extracting what we already know we have and regaining strength in a world that only governs by the same.

    Russia’s survival will (in their minds be dependent upon controlling the world’s oil and gas)

    So, look for an event. Manufactured or “just happens”. It will be something on the order of the South wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem crumbling (poor archaeological digs underneath by Arabs who don’t know what they are doing and who destroy anything that supports Israel’s claim to the land) or maybe some radicals, going to Mecca to the Kaaba , sneaking in Israeli flags and detonating a few hand grenades – just to start the conflagration.

    Some other things will also happen. Perhaps millions will drop dead of an unexplained disease – all at exactly the same time. Or they will just not be there. Perhaps a world-wide economic calamity.

    Glenn is absolutely correct on one item – this is a religious (read spiritual) battle. Best be prepared folks.

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  • [7] February 20, 2015 at 9:48am

    LOL, nope. Some surely misrepresent Christ and bring a bad name to others. No doubt about that whatsoever.

    Christianity is pretty much the polar opposite from the prevailing philosophies of this world and from the point of view of said philosophies has to be labelled by some as a mental disorder. Mostly this is to justify themselves and avoid actually dealing with their lack of what Christianity offers.

    The ‘trick’ is taking the time to understand what Christianity actually teaches. There are a LOT of groups out there selling snake oil for sure. The ONE final arbiter of real or fake is the presence of God’s love. Not mushy emotionalism.

    The young lady this article was written about is a pretty good example I’d wager.

  • [10] February 20, 2015 at 9:38am

    Gayle Erwin, in his book, “The Jesus Style” asserts that when we truly forgive others we remove from them the power to truly hurt us.

    This assertion is not only true, and so completely out of the norm for the modern “Ramboesque – get revenge at all costs” mentality that this world holds to, that it totally baffles those who have not yet realized their own depravity and God’s total grace and forgiveness. (And I do believe in self defense, armies, police forces and a healthy justice system for those whose reasoning is an exercise in extremism at best)

    The concept “You cannot give what you do not have” that I was taught perfectly summarizes this situation. This young lady not only has taken responsibility for herself but has extended mercy to those, who in the name of what they assert is a merciful god, show none whatsoever.

    We SHOULD pray for the terrorists. God wants NO ONE to go to hell. Many will, and all of their own free will. May God be merciful to us in order that we may be merciful to others.

  • [6] February 20, 2015 at 9:27am

    live58.org is a pretty good outfit. They are a sort of aggregator in the sense that they provide links to organizations already doing what you or I may conclude the Lord would have us do.

    For example; Sould you desire to drill wells for folks somewhere where they are needed and your local congregation sends a team over, these folks can connect you with a group already drilling wells. Saves and extends precious resources.

    One of their core goals is to eliminate severe poverty so they are a little more focused on that angle but they do still help folks connect.

    One thing to always look at is the percentage of funds donated used for overhead. Sadly there are a lot of thieves out there ripping God’s people off.

  • [3] February 18, 2015 at 3:24pm

    Bravo!

    *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*

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  • [12] February 17, 2015 at 1:38pm

    Easy to find the fellow; just look for the guy talking falsetto.

  • [59] February 14, 2015 at 12:27am

    “Difficult to believe that rap is actually considered to be music!”

    I think you forgot a ‘c’.

  • [22] February 1, 2015 at 5:38pm

    “Asked if it was cheating, the president said: “If you break the rules than you break the rules.””

    That is too rich. So, Mr. Obama took a little time away from golf, hoops and executive orders that violate the Constitution to lecture everyone one ethics?

    Really, the fellow must be a sociopath. to be that unaware of his own words. http://www.naturalnews.com/036112_sociopaths_cults_influence.html

    Anyone the believes in prayer… Please pray for Mr. Obama with everything you have. This is downright Twilight Zone material.

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