I wouldn’t necessarily state that the article could only be pointed toward a Christian readership, though it may be just that. My point is that the advice given could be taken to heart by anyone willing to listen. People who make a difference in the world usually aren’t those who mindlessly plug in and follow the crowd, they are those who, at times, go against the tide. I am not a Christian, but I don’t plan to watch a lot of the stuff peddled on television programming. It could be called “programming” for good reason. The ideas we take in – whether consciously or unconsciously, whether through books, T.V., or music – still do affect us and our paradigms. (Some people more than others.) I try to avoid the pitfalls of our current culture, which includes a lot of the ideas pushed in the entertainment industry. I’m tired of being a slave to our culture and government and I don’t necessarily need God to tell me what I should and shouldn’t be doing, as I attempt to live by what I would consider universally preferable behavior. (If you believe in God, that’s fine by my standards, though I could come up with some arguments. Another day, perhaps? :)) Hence, I still think the article could have a broader audience than what you may be thinking.
 May 16, 2015 at 7:46pm
I see your point, but hear me out a moment. Coffee is like exercise – it isn’t necessarily the enjoyment during, but after that makes for the appeal. Exercise can be brutal at times, but the endorphins that kick in shortly after make it awesome. The same goes for coffee, in a sense – it tastes awful, but the caffeine kick really helps. No pain, no gain.
 May 16, 2015 at 7:37pm
Honestly, it isn’t the coffee, as I prefer Dunkin’ Donuts. I occasionally go to Starbucks and nurse a misto or a dark roast straight-up due to the fact that a lot of attractive women frequent or sometimes even work there and a coffee shop seems like a better place to meet a person who would pursue a relationship longer than a one-night tryst.
TL;DR? – Starbucks seems a better “wife material” place than a bar.
 April 8, 2015 at 1:41pm
I agree. You could go a step further and add Oakley’s and a buzz cut on a balding head and complete the “I like to yell at my wife in public” ensemble. We’ve all seen that guy, though no word on whether he’d actually run the country any better/worse than Obama.
or you could go one step further and push the Oakley's up over the brow, onto the forhead, grease the hair up and spike it, turn up the collar and add a sweater over the shoulder to complete the "I like to beat my wife in private, and rape the office girls after work in private meetings" ensemble.
We've all seen THAT guy.
word is, he'd be a scumbag just like Obama.
 March 4, 2015 at 8:52am
Both hi and Jeninfl, you may want to read The Third Archon’s post from above – posted on March 3, 2015 at 3:10 pm. He basically explains why you can’t necessarily rely on “feelings” as any sort of factual evidence of anything.
“Rather it is based solely on fallacious appeals to emotion, tradition, and popularity. Easy to understand, impossible to justify; and no mystery to me, for I was brought up in precisely that culture.”
March 4, 2015 at 8:47am
Off topic, but it’s rather depressing when one has to place “TL;DR” after a paragraph only three sentences in length, but I suppose the cultural creep of idiocy had to set in sometime.
February 27, 2015 at 9:40pm
He is not a libertarian. He is an *******. (Those are not necessarily mutually exclusive, however.)
 February 26, 2015 at 10:20am
You may want to re-read the article, as your response isn’t really addressing the report, (at least directly.) I thought the article mentioned that the one who had the apple thrown at them was challenging the school’s stance on siding with traditional marriage, as well as their staunch efforts to silence any dissenting views on the matter. The “apple throw” could have served as an example of intolerance on the side of the traditionalists.
Yes, but in response to the far more dangerous intolerance of the thought police who insist everyone, including people of faith, accept their viewpoint. If someone doesn't like their position they should just go to another different school.
but oh no (sarcasm) the person who got hit with the apple was the bad one.
Notice that the note-writer on the letter accuses the apple-thrower of doing to the apple-receiver the same thing that the note-writer is doing to the apple-thrower, just with words instead of an apple.
Apparently you haven't seen how Christians are treated at the liberal hell holes called universities.
Don't worry, islam is gonna sort out the liberals once all of the "evil" Christians are gone. Good luck.
If only the self-righteous were tolerant of others unlike them, yet they are not.
If only the self-righteous were so well grounded in their faith that they did not feel imposed upon by others unlike them, but that is too much to ask their myopic little brains to understand.
And yet those same intolerant persons of faith who can quote scriptures like a Shakespearean actor renumbers their lines, are anti-muslim and eerily like the radical Islamists in their intolerance.
 February 16, 2015 at 7:52pm
What is Beck saying? That it will be the West v. ISIS/ISIL? I disagree with that assessment to an extent. Yes, the Middle East will be Balkanized, but I think the real issues will be between the major players, not ISIS.
How can there be a west vs isi/isil when the west is funding isis to topple assad?
do you honestly think some dusty rebel arabs cannot be finished off by the best military in the world?
the end game here is to topple assad. israel wanted this war 2 year ago and the american govt couldn’t give it to them. so the zionist media took it off air and they decided to do it using the backdoor with isis.
when barack asks for military to fight isis, it’s really to help isis bring down assad. just like they lied about ghadafi killing his own people when want they were really doing is supporting alqueda to bring him down. once down they can enjoy stealing libyas oil and making record profit on wall street.
when syria got help from russia, the zionists brought down ukraine then blamed it on putin.
now putin is the new boogeyman. he’s the new world enemy! all zionist wall street magazines are all in the propaganda to destroy russia’s economy because russia unlike america hasn’t bowed down to the zionists.
at least putin, unlike bush and barack and every president not JFK and carer stood up against the zionists.
 February 5, 2015 at 12:42pm
What is wrong with skepticism? (That question wasn’t rhetoric.)
 February 5, 2015 at 12:33pm
Idk about miracles, but here is a possible explanation of what could have happened:
‘”There are many examples in the scientific literature of humans who appear frozen to death. They have no heartbeat and are clinically dead. But they can be reanimated,” Roth said. “Similarly, the organisms in my lab can be put into a state of reversible suspended animation through oxygen deprivation and other means. They appear dead but are not.”
Documented cases of humans successfully revived after spending hours or days without a pulse in extremely cold conditions first inspired Roth to study the relationship between human hypothermia and his own research in forced hibernation.
In the winter of 2001, the body temperature of Canadian toddler Erica Norby plunged to 61 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius) as she lay for hours in below-freezing weather after wandering outside wearing only a diaper. Apparently dead, she recovered completely after being re-warmed and resuscitated.
The same curious fate befell Japanese mountain climber Mitsutaka Uchikoshi in 2006, who was discovered with a core body temperature of 71 degrees F (22 degrees C) after 23 days after falling asleep on a snowy mountain.’
But were those people actually 'dead'?
The doctors in this case, said the guy was dead.
There may have been others who were in a near death state because of low body temperature but why did this teen suddenly come back just as his mother prays to God? Why not when the doctors were giving him CPR?
and then their is God as the explanation!!!!!!!!
 January 27, 2015 at 3:38pm
The phrase “will be” isn’t correct. They are easy to enslave is more accurate. Think about how many still believe in the right/left paradigm…
 January 26, 2015 at 9:09pm
Sounds like this man has been conversing with the likes of Farrakhan, Sharpton, and the various other social “justice” warriors.
I do agree, yet I want to know if Christians think Moore’s claim holds water. Should be interesting…
January 24, 2015 at 9:32pm
Claiming such an extreme, such as “evil,” and leaving little room for them to be anything else is what Moore did when he called Kyle a coward, so it looks like we have a problem.
 January 24, 2015 at 9:28pm
There’s one – chalk it up to another reason I’d never consider myself a Christian. I’m not trolling, as I really want to know if someone can refute his claims.
January 24, 2015 at 9:04pm
Ok, ok. I get it – it seems that very few, if any, of you like Michael Moore. Aside from ad hominem attacks and red herrings, can anyone honestly refute his claim? Strictly from the teachings of Jesus, can anyone counter it? I am no Christian, I have plenty of reasons to dislike Michael Moore, but I have read the N.T. and I honestly think he’s right about this from a Christian perspective. Now, if I were Jewish, then I could understand the justification of war, being as the Jews only hold to the O.T., not the N.T. That being said, since Jesus represented the new covenant, wiping the slate clean and establishing a new way for mankind, anyone who claims to be a follower of Jesus must concede to his teachings. I really don’t care what anyone believes, (so long as they don’t hurt or force it on me) but I do wish there were more consistency. Bring on the down votes…
There’s one - chalk it up to another reason I'd never consider myself a Christian. I’m not trolling, as I really want to know if someone can refute his claims.
The way I resolved this question in my mind is this. Every nation since creation has had and needed a military force. If a nation tried to go without one they would be quickly overrun and destroyed. Now one could simplistically say that Jesus doesn't want his followers to kill and so they shouldn't be soldiers. So, using that logic only the unsaved and unjust would be left to defend the nation. They would die to save the families and possessions of the Christians who object to violence.
So those who are not followers of Jesus would be expected have be more selfless than the supposedly unselfish followers of Christ. I have an ethical problem with this and so as a Christian I would have no problem in taking up arms to do my part to defend my nation or my family from enemies.
Refuted: When Jesus returns Moore and all the terrorists alike will be burning in a lake of hell-fire and brimstone. Consider Jesus the most powerful sniper round ever made and only one will have to be sent down range.
 January 24, 2015 at 8:43am
Rest easy, Ernie. Now, if the Cubs could pull off a World Series Championship in your honor…
[-2] January 18, 2015 at 4:30pm
‘“Why is God allowing something like this to happen, even to innocent children?” Palomar said through tears. “And why are there so few who are helping us?”’
Therein lies the answer. Even if God exists, according to Christianity, he made a covenant 2000 years ago and that was the last time he chose to interact. If anyone is to see “God,” then it’s been left to man to carry out. In short, we’re alone.
‘And he added: “There are some realities that you can only see through eyes that have been cleansed by tears.”’
‘A mass of tears have transformed to stones now, sharpened on suffering and woven into slings. – Ashes in the Fall, Rage Against the Machine
"Even if God exists, according to Christianity, he made a covenant 2000 years ago and that was the last time he chose to interact."
It was the final covenant and will stand until the end of time when God will judge us all. He left us the Bible and His church until then. Pray that we all make good use of the time God has given us. May God have mercy on us all.