I have noticed on discussion and comment boards that the tactic has turned from “clump of cells,” which is obviously easily disputed to when to consider a human being a valuable wanted human being. When society gets to determine who lives or dies based on movable goal posts, you get Nazi Germany.
[-1] October 6, 2015 at 8:06am
exactly what I learned as well. And, you spelled fallopian correctly.
 October 5, 2015 at 5:27pm
our property is at a rural but busy intersection and we have a creek that runs next to the road. During a minor flood a few years ago the water rose just enough to cover the intersection, about no more than a foot. We watched a driver stop, eyeball the water level and decide he would go around….unaware of the creek. Long story short…nose dive and river rescue. Yep, you don’t know what’s under there.
October 3, 2015 at 10:48am
There’s no lie trying to be hidden. Intelligent Design IS creationism…no 2 ways about it. It does not, however, mean it is Christian, Islam or any other doctrine…only that it is designed. That is science and probability. The rest is up to philosophy.
Festivalgirl – I’ve described above what I believe (and humanity has believed since day 1) is a valid marriage. Actually love is not a requirement for marriage, although it’s nice. Also, love is not the defining parameter for marriage or any odd combination of people could qualify. As for other motivations (lust, citizenship, trophy), I don’t have issues with people’s motivations, only that they are M/W (again, related to my description above).
September 15, 2015 at 8:35am
Mixed race couples is a misnomer because there is only 1 race – human, and that was always M/F anyway. That was prejudice talking, not biology. There is nothing wrong with arranges marriages, that’s simply a cultural norm. There IS a biological norm.
 September 15, 2015 at 8:32am
Festivalgirl – Natural marriage is that relationship that (a) makes a complete reproductive system and (b) has societal recognition of the potential of that system to create new life and protect it. Each of us has a complete respiratory, cardiac, urinary, digestive, etc. system, but only 1/2 of a complete reproductive system. Every single one of us needs the opposite half to complete it. For society to recognize any other relationship is merely the “civil” aspect of it, hence civil unions. I’m fine with civil unions, but balk at appropriating the term marriage as SS unions cannot complete the biological system requirements. If one is a homosexual and wishes to have children, I believe that person should then be in a hetero relationship. Lesbians being artificially inseminated makes the demand on the child that he or she be without a father – not through natural circumstances (death by accident or disease) but only for the gratification of the mother. The ONLY way I could EVER feel comfortable about SS couples having children together (if it must be so) is if the 3rd bio parent remains completely involved in the child’s life so the CHILD doesn’t miss out. Civil unions are about what the 2 consenting adults choose. Homosexual parenting should be about what is best for the child.
September 14, 2015 at 8:46pm
I’m with TheEditor on this one. I don’t care what people do, but if marriage doesn’t mean A thing, it means NOthing.
September 14, 2015 at 8:45pm
Festivalgirl – 7truth said there is natural marriage, not that homosexuals aren’t natural. Homosexuality is natural but is a defect. It is not an orientation that leads to offspring. There are all manner of defects in the “natural” world.
September 14, 2015 at 8:42pm
Theologically there is a normal but not everyone subscribes to it – fair enough. BIOLOGICALLY there is a normal and it is the path that leads to new life. It is the overwhelming raison d’etre of organic existence.
September 14, 2015 at 7:40pm
to your comment below, Genesis “has” to be fiction? If that’s your starting point, you won’t follow any of the rest of it. Also, Jesus SPOKE with the Apostles, perhaps He told them his experiences (seems pretty likely). Yes, God created Lucifer – as an angel. Free will works for them too, and he choose rebellion. God will be destroying him. Again, I recommend the book.
You missed the point! If god KNOWS what you are going to do and puts you in the position( garden and snake) to fail how can you have free will?
Its easy, christians read at face value the parts of the bible that meet their agenda and claim that you have to basically read between the lines and interpret the parts of the bible that don't meet their agenda/views in order to square it with their modern day beliefs,
Granny are you saying God screwed up? He didn’t know what Satan was going to do? Satan can do nothing without God’s permission.
Job 1 :7 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.
See he had to have God’s permission.
You know, you are on to something there. Take it one step further: not only is hasatan under the control of God, but he is really an agent for GOOD. First, I am pretty sure hasatan is not a "name" but more of title or job. Hasatan is an adversary. We NEED an adversary in order to get stronger in righteousness.
I have come to see hasatan like you would view a gym. A gym is a GOOD thing because it provides RESISTANCE which, when you over come it, makes you stronger.
Remember, we have free will. Well, free will is worthless without more than one choice, right? There is a concept that an evil inclination is within us which, without our ability to limit it, will cause us to misuse of things the physical body needs to survive. (gluttony instead of right portions.)
I really like the concept,now; but it took a LONG time to understand it and become comfortable with it.
Here is another angle on it: the concept of a "good" God and a "devil" who opposes Him is really greek mythology. I believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob WITHOUT a trinity or an opposing force that He must defeat. There is ONLY God.
I tell you, once you get it figured out, EVERYTHING that happens becomes a force for growth toward righteousness instead of "good" or a "bad" thing.
We're athletes, man!! An athlete would never pray away or fear his gym. Heck no! He LOOKS for his gym every week!!
It is our job to get better at making the RIGHTEOUS choice more often with the help of the "adversary"
 September 14, 2015 at 4:03pm
Covers implies the sin is washed away. Better to say God’s grace is AVAILABLE to all.
September 14, 2015 at 3:59pm
Most Christians, those who care to study their faith at more than the surface level, do understand these points very well. A very good book that covers the reason WHY we need Jesus’ salvation is “Satan is Alive and Well on Planet Earth” by Hal Lindsey. It’s a thin book, a quick read, but very enlightening.
The story of Genesis and the bible its self has to be mostly fictional. Who was with jesus in the desert when he was tempted by satan? How can the writers of the bible know what satan said to jesus?
Unless you are so indoctrinated and scared to think rationally, you cant help but see the glaring moral defects and contradictions in the faith.
If god is all powerful and omnipotent and if he in fact created the devil he can also destroy the devil, if he wants to stop the suffering of mankind
If you want to do more than surface level, this is a link to a series that refutes virtually every prophecy that christians think point to Jesus.
As person seeking TRUTH, and not just man’s tradition, it was very important to me to learn this information.
I think it is very compelling and very thorough. It will give you so much more than the “surface level”, I promise. That is only the first in the series. Let me know when you are done, and i will get you more.
[-1] August 28, 2015 at 5:38pm
I often attend a particular church as well, but am not an official member. Though I doubt Trumps remark that his favorite book is the Bible, not “belonging” to a church doesn’t mean one doesn’t have faith.
August 27, 2015 at 9:22pm
And crime is everywhere. We need to hear about the big stories (black homosexual video murderer) nationally, but not every thug or police murder. It feeds the weapons ban agenda.
[-10] August 26, 2015 at 8:09pm
I don’t wish to seem hard hearted, but this really don’t need to be reported outside of local news. It just feeds the impression of overflowing violence throughout the country. Certainly things have been going on like this since year 1.
That was my thought.
Look folks, they need to get the guns out of the hands of those who will come against the change.
These stories fuel that agenda.
All crime has a location. So by your opinion we should never hear any news outside of the town we live.
Right you are, granny.
August 22, 2015 at 2:15pm
Deip – as I stated, it was Jones’ take on the Bible verse which he interpreted according to his era and experiences. But the sermon you provided wasn’t racist at all. Regarding your desegregation in 2000 question, I wouldn’t know why but would suspect that as his experiences and the culture changed so did his understanding. Life would be pretty stagnant if everything we believe at one age, hasn’t changed 50 years later.
 August 21, 2015 at 8:10pm
Deip – I read the sermon you provided in the link. First, I want to note that it is what Bob Jones said about segregation, not the Bible. I also read the chapter he references, about St. Paul in Athens and it too was not about segregation. In fact, when reading Jones’ sermon I was struck by how open he was toward all people. I didn’t expect that. I don’t think it is a big deal that he thought Africans should be in Africa, Chinese in China. He was acknowledging cultural differences, a way of seeing things, which also pertains to how you see things according to your era, as Jones does. In fact, cultural integrity (versus diversity) is a strength even today. All in all, you’ve given me an example of somebody who interprets a Bible passage through the lens of his time in history and experiences, but not actual biblical references to segregation. King Solomon, by the way, had a son with the Queen of Sheba who SOME traditions state was an Ethiopian (others Yemenese), and the idea of a Ethiopian with a Jew (whether true or not) has not been a problem.