User Profile: donedunn

donedunn

Member Since: October 21, 2010

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  • April 10, 2014 at 6:56pm

    The Gospels were all written decades after the Asencion of Christ. The early Christians thought the return was imminent. It was only after some time had passed that people recognized it was necessary to right down the teachings. Pauls letters are much closer to the time of Jesus and the synoptic Gospels are in sync with what Paul teaches us. There are other Gospels that belong to the Gnostics or other heresies. So while the text is intriguing, it really is meaningless at this point – unless you have a beef with Christianity.

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  • March 25, 2014 at 9:02am

    The property should not be vandalized. Let it speak for itself.

    Jesus would certainly not have stoned anybody for their sins. When the women in adultery is brought to him, Jesus bends down and begings writing on the ground. The Gospels don’t tell us what he writes, but as he does the men begin walking away one by one.

    At the well, Jesus does not condemn the woman for living with a man who is not her husband. But her encounter with Jesus changes who she is.

    Jesus does not condemn Peter for his denial, but asks him 3 times, “Do you love me?” allowing Peter to repent of his denial.

    Jesus is prepared to meet each of us where we are. And while he does not accept our sin, he accepts us and offers his grace and mercy and helps to transform our hearts.

    Love God. Love One another. That is the heart of what Jesus asks us to do.

  • October 25, 2013 at 10:14pm

    The note is likely fake written by someone who meant it to be hurtful to both Christians and the waiter (and I have no idea if the waiter is Christian or not). Jesus comes to call sinners. And I pray to the Lord that he forgives sins, or I for one am in a lot of trouble.

    Jesus gives us a wonderful teaching about our relationship with him and our sin. With the woman accused, he does not say “I accept you as your are. Go in Peace”. No he says to her very lovingly “….Neither do I condemn you. Now go, and sin no more.”

    And thats the key. Jesus wants us to change when we meet him. And he knows that we are going to sin and sin again because we are human. But each time we come to him with a contrite heart he forgives us our sins and says “Now go. And sin no more”

  • September 14, 2013 at 10:56pm

    We have been in the end times since the Ascension. There is no point to trying to predict the 2nd coming. It will come when we least expect it. Our responsibility is to love God and love one another.

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  • July 23, 2013 at 12:14am

    Believing as I do that Jesus is the Son Of God and the way to eternal life, I think that this is beautiful. As far as being divisive, Jesus was a revolutionary. He hung out with the sinners and the unclean and the poor, and women and the enemy such as Samaritans and Roman Commanders and Soldiers. I think Jesus would say to the Atheists, let me touch your heart so that you may know my peace.

  • February 25, 2013 at 12:26pm

    It makes sense to move up the date because we have advanced noticed of the vacancy. There is no hurry despite the media desire for a news story. It is on Gods time. Easter will still come. Go to a Catholic Church on Holy Thursday and Good Friday. I promise you that you will hear words that touch your heart in a way you can’t imagine and you will be overwhelmed by the beauty of it.

  • February 13, 2013 at 8:08pm

    God works in mysterious ways and he can even use an athiest church. Most simply, God is Love.

    If the members of the athiest church are showing love and kindness to one another and performing good works in the community out of love for one another, then they are acting out one of the two commandments that Jesus said are the most important. Love your neighbor as you love yourself.

    The funny thing is that as you “Love your neighbor”, you may be drawn to the fact that there is something more, something bigger then us. And God may knock you off your horse to get your attention and bring you to the truth.

  • November 1, 2012 at 5:17pm

    There is nothing wrong with Halloween itself. If you want to have a church carnival so that families have an alternative from kids going door to door and possibly running into weirdos then thats fine too. It’s still All Hallows Eve. It is still a night to dress up as someone different for a night and get more candy than you can stand. The world is full of monsters. Halloween on some level helps us all deal with that a little bit.

    One house last night had a sign telling children to “go away. We are a christian household and don’t celebrate pagan rituals”. I don’t think that is a helpful approach.

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  • September 20, 2012 at 7:56pm

    Same sex attraction is not a sin. Its a big cross for sure, but not a sin. The homosexual act is the sin. Same goes for pre-marital sex, adultery and any other sex outside of natural marriage. We are called to be Chaste, not do as we please. Our fallen nature makes that difficult and we all fall. That is why we have forgiveness, if we seek it.

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  • August 4, 2012 at 5:42pm

    My word, it is 2012. Can’t we get past this non-sense. We can’t accept yet that people come in all shapes, sizes and shades yet? And how racist of NBC to even think that someone might connect the two. And if they did, that is the disturbed individuals problem.

  • August 3, 2012 at 4:53pm

    The young woman told him that she was very uncomfortable with being recorded and he posted a video of her online. She had absolutely no say in the matter. What a jerk. And then to go back and try to apologize to her. Wow. That is a real narcissist,

  • July 31, 2012 at 2:56pm

    Don’t buy the cookies if that is your choice. But, please be polite to the young girls. A simple “no thank you” will suffice. There is no need to launch into full scale explanation to a young child. It is very sad that girl scouts is what it is, because girls have very little opportunity for camping and learning outdoor skills.

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  • June 25, 2012 at 10:48am

    This is the constitutional decision, protecting the borders and immigration is the Federal Governments responsibility. Unfortunately , they have chosen to ignore their responsibility. All the more reason to vote people in that will uphold the Constitution.

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  • June 22, 2012 at 9:08am

    To this young woman and all who are entering the Catholic church, welcome home. That is the words that I heard from so many people when they found that I had converted.

    I know where she is at. It is that place where you believe, but you haven’t given yourself over completely to God. After so many years of doing it on your own (and being raised that this is what you are supposed to do), it is not easy to let go and let God take over and begin to transform your heart.

    The only thing that works is prayer and a willingness to invite God into your heart. And when the Holy Spirit does touch your heart, it is the most incredible feeling of peace and love you will ever experience. It is so powerful that it begins to melt the hardness away from your heart.

    We all have crosses. Some big, some small. On our journey we will fall many many times. But we have God’s grace and forgiveness to help us get up again. It is progress, not perfection.

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  • June 19, 2012 at 1:59pm

    I too am a recent convert to Catholicism after 20 years of resisting. The day God moved my heart and. Called me I will never forget. The Catholic Church is beautiful and has given me a relationship with God that I never expected. I hope many of her readers also re-examine what they believe and allow the Holy Spirit to transform their hearts.

  • June 15, 2012 at 12:03pm

    What we have is called a dictatorship. The administration rules by Fiat and is unchallenged in its lack of Constitutional authority to do so. Congress has abdicated its authority. Congress has refused to perform its basic enumerated functions such as passing a budget, promoting trade and securing the border. Even the leaders that talk tough are paper tigers.

    How many times have you been invited to sign the dear leaders (or his wifes) birthday card, Fathers Day card and Winter Solstice card. This administraion believes that we are subjects and as such that we should worship the benevolent dear leader.

    The campaign for his re-election has been turned into one disgusting sweepstakes after another. Win dinner with the President. Win a chance to meet this celebrity or that celebrity.

  • June 6, 2012 at 8:00pm

    @Bruce P. God loves us all equally. That doesn’t mean he approves of everything we do. We are all sinners, which is why we were given a Saviour.

    Homosexual attraction is not a sin, it is the act that is a sin. Just as with adultery. Finding a woman attractive is not a sin. Lusting for the woman (even if in the heart) is a sin.

    We are all called to repent (turn back) and confess our sins to be back in communion with God. If we accept Christ, God has forgiven our sins. The confession of sins is to show that we are contrite and also to give ourself the permission to forgive ourselves. Granted, the homosexual has a difficult cross to bear. They are called to a chaste life (as we all are), but theirs is not an easy road. There is no way to bear our crosses alone, our shoulders and our hearts are not made for that kind of load. One must have a relationship with God to gain the strength that we need to cope with our temptation and our faults. Sometimes we fall.

    Homosexuals should be welcome to the church with open arms. That does not mean that sin should be accepted and we can not abandon truth and approve a marriage outside one man and one woman. However, as members of the body of Christ, we can pray for each other for strength in dealing with our faults.

    I have lived with God and without God. I have referred to myself as agnostic or athiest. I can tell you that God fills the whole in our hearts like nothing else. God Bless

  • May 22, 2012 at 9:44pm

    People die every minute of every day. It is a natural part of living. She gave her child life, even if only for a few moments. And in the brief time that her son was in the world he brought an immense amount of joy, love and faith about. I personally think he is beautiful and I applaud her decision.

  • May 22, 2012 at 9:40pm

    I encourage you if you have a FB account to delete it. I deleted mine almost two weeks ago and I haven’t missed it. It was nice to be able to check in with friends, but not having the FB account means that I now have to make the effort if I want to keep up the friendships.

    Plus, I found that it was really starting to get nasty, even from “friends”. If you were not an Obama supporter or a supporter of the leftist policies the hate was starting to get thrown around,and without any anonimity like on other sites.

  • May 21, 2012 at 8:46am

    Who got to him? I see a man terribly afraid.

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