User Profile: FreeUsAll

FreeUsAll

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  • [-4] October 31, 2014 at 2:13pm

    Someone who is bored.

  • [-3] October 31, 2014 at 2:12pm

    Lol!

  • October 30, 2014 at 1:53pm

    “…forced to realize that something bigger than themselves came to their aid.”

    that “something bigger” could have been anything – a group of people, a mere coincidence, etc. – it doesn’t necessarily point to “God.” That’s a logical fallacy.

    Thank you for being kind about it, however. I am more than willing to have an open discussion, but find it difficult when someone is nasty toward me about it – it closes communication. It’s especially hard coming from a person who embraces a loving God, as they are supposed to reflect that. So, thank you again.

  • [1] October 30, 2014 at 1:49pm

    “You seem to be under the impression that your choice to stop drug use and put the bottle down had nothing to do with God.”

    How else do you describe it? Yes, I did make the decision, as every addict has to, lest drugs make it for them, e.g. – death or jail.

    “How did you come to the realization that drug use and alcoholism were bad things?”

    I wasn’t getting what I wanted out of life.

    “…if God didn’t exist, why did he even feel outrage at the concept of suffering? If somebody died in a horrible war, why was that bad? If a plague wipes out half of Europe, why does anybody feel compassion? If there was no God, where was this outrage at suffering coming from?”

    This comes from the innate, possibly evolutionary response that would account for preservation of the species.

    “If there is no God, and we’re just the end product of a mindless random evolutionary process, then why should we believe or care about anything?”

    Many don’t care about anything above the “triune” compulsions. Aside from that, you don’t really have to, as it is hard-wired, possibly via evolution or even possibly via a creator.

    Even if it was a creator, it takes recognition of virtue to truly love someone. I see no virtue in God, whether existent or not, so why pursue any relationship or understanding? I’m no better, having cried out to God many times, than what I was before. Any betterment was of my own accord.

  • [1] October 30, 2014 at 8:33am

    No. That was me. My own “trial by fire,” with much of the kindling provided by yours truly.

  • October 30, 2014 at 8:32am

    Maybe, but honestly, in order to take responsibility, I have to consider that many of my problems were my own fault, (not all my obstacles, but many,) hence I had to get myself out of those problems. To attribute God to “making” me tough would also be conceding that he/she/it purposely hurt me in order to help me. It makes more sense that God either doesn’t exist or just does not interact.

  • [1] October 30, 2014 at 8:28am

    fomentingerror,

    Lol! That link was about right. I fully agree, yet still have no idea how that’s what you call an “excuse.” That’s called realization, albeit hilarious.

  • [1] October 29, 2014 at 11:15pm

    Sarsfield1650,
    Thank you for your gesture, but I do agree with skunkbear that it’s a story to tug at emotions. Like the stories regarding dying people who believe in God, if you argue the matter of the existence of God with them, people take you as heartless, which serves as proof that human emotions overrule logic almost every time. No, God hasn’t/doesn’t/won’t carry me. I’m alone and am finding resolve in that.

  • [3] October 29, 2014 at 10:12pm

    Great stories, but I can’t say the “God” part really applies to me. I cried out for help and all I heard was silence. I figure that I can do this without God. Again, “**** it, I’ll do it myself…” I stopped my drug use and put the bottle down, finally. I guess God decided to sit this out. I also suppose that’s just another reason, (aside from the lack of rationale in the matter,) that I don’t really believe in a God. If it’s to be, it’s up to me.

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  • [1] October 28, 2014 at 10:40pm

    It’s been turned over to the Broward County’s State Attorney, which means the case is being assessed. My guess is, at least for now, the state laws trump any religious laws. This sounds similar to the cases where the teachers accused of sexual misconduct, etc. were defended implicitly by the schools and explicitly by the unions.

    http://online.wsj.com/articles/SB10000872396390443437504577547313612049308

    I can’t necessarily or in good conscience blame “Muslims” for this, as it has been an issue in many areas in society.

  • October 27, 2014 at 7:55am

    I don’t even think I’ll bother with a protest vote.

  • [1] October 27, 2014 at 7:50am

    Great. This definitely gives us options, come 2016. :/

  • October 26, 2014 at 9:36pm

    By the way, there seems to be more to the Frein story than what we’re being told, yes?

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  • [1] October 26, 2014 at 9:31pm

    Most of my posts are ignored, as well. To be noticed , I think the key is to opine in a vitriolic manner, either for or against the prevalent thought or mindset on this site. If you want to garner attention, just start it with a simple, not fully logical, emotional outburst, then slip in your main points. Make sense?

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  • [3] October 26, 2014 at 9:27pm

    Interesting. I didn’t know she was Muslim.

  • October 26, 2014 at 8:15pm

    I would disagree with some of the comments posted in the story. For instance, Bryan B states:

    “If you’re going to “Protest Peaceably” then you don’t need a firearm!!!! This seems like a person looking to kill someone who disagrees with her…”

    First of all, no, peaceful protesting is not being without a firearm, just not using it on anyone in an aggressive manner. Self-defense, which could be her case for carrying it, is still on the table. Also, she didn’t look, from words spoken or the smile in the photo, like she had any intent on using that gun for aggression.

    The fact that she co-sponsored several anti-gun bills makes me wonder if she was educated on the matter. Many on the left wouldn’t understand a gun itself, let alone what constitutes what in regards to firearms enough to comprehend the fullest extent of the law they are proposing. Some of those people can be educated… many cannot. I wonder if she is the former or the latter?

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  • [1] October 26, 2014 at 3:33pm

    I wouldn’t laugh. This reversal of thought is the same that convinced and convinces many blacks that “capitalism,” not corporatism or mercantilism, was at the root of slavery. The same tactic that convinced and convinces many that liberty is the daughter, not the mother, of order. The same tactic that convinced and convinces many that government is, (as was implied,) the enabler for the market, not the other way around. This is an old tactic, yet still works brilliantly and if you’re scoffing, you may not be taking it seriously enough.

  • [9] October 26, 2014 at 11:15am

    Both you, Smokey, and rob have the mindset of freedom in this instance. You both give me hope outside the mindless drivel of the complacent and oft-times bellicose defenders of the b.s. status quo tactics of the looming police state. Thank you.

  • October 26, 2014 at 11:12am

    Again, I responded to your response in my initial comment. Please regard again. Thanks!

  • [2] October 26, 2014 at 11:11am

    Correct, but unfortunately, it isn’t the character of many of the individuals I’m really bothered with. Why must every criticism of the tactics used by them be turned into a personal attack? I’m criticizing the institutionalized response the police perpetuated in this instance, not the credence or even the remote possibility that some on that police force aren’t well-intended. Many politicians are well-intended, but manage to seal us in a hell of their making, so why should one look to any government institution as any different?

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