Useless silver spooned kids wearing $500 coats and $300 kicks. You’re not the voice of the poor kid being killed by his black brother in his own neighborhood. When you stand to cry about all the black on black domestic violence, child abuse and murder, your voice might actually MEAN something. Killing a criminal thug who robbed and beat a store owner is not a cause….its a disgrace on your race.
January 6, 2015 at 4:07pm
And when you exercise your “black” privilege you can bet WE will all take notice and make a PERMANENT record of it. That’s a two way street sisterwoman! Check yourself before you wreck yourself.
January 6, 2015 at 3:48pm
Oompah oompah oompah dee doo, the Head Oompahloompah is a big fruit loop!
[-1] November 4, 2014 at 3:33pm
Atheism is the purest form of self centered existence. Autonomy is as well. Both lead to isolation and a feeling of lost connection with other human beings and eventually with society as a whole. Hence the troubles that plague teens and young adults in today’s world. Societies crumbles with citizens who all have their own demands. If you let this stupid group of narcissistic self centered autonomous idiots remain the “tail that wags the dog”, society as a whole will crumble.
Will crumble? It already is. Look at what our Godless leaders have done to this country! Look at what is happening to secular Europe, with their negative population growth and Islamic invaders! Scarier for the unbeliever still, look at the signs in the sky, the blood moons and solar eclipses; and look what they have wrought in Israel. The prophecies are literally jumping from the pages people! Not long now...
 November 3, 2014 at 2:35pm
Two at my family’s Lutheran parish. One was money and the other infidelity. Both were simply moved to other parishes, far enough away to not have the facts and questions follow them. I’m Catholic now =)
I have never seen bigger sinners then Catholics who thought they could sin all week but going to Mass was their get out of Hell card.
Welcome home, @Huggingmybabies!
November 3, 2014 at 2:28pm
Sort of like making a deal that if you get a Black Jack at the poker table you’ll become a priest, hey?!?
 November 3, 2014 at 2:24pm
As a once Lutheran now Catholic I can openly state that even Luther would have to admit that his intent was noble but the result is a disaster. Yes there are many ills within the Catholic Church and in the Lutheran one as well. Oddly many found the path away rather easy, but the strong Catholic doctrine and discipline can only be matched by the Muslims and the Jewish.
Within 60 years of Luther’s “reformation” there were over 200 personal translations of the New Testament. Today there are over 40,000 different religious denominations. Each with its own human and personal interpretations of the divinely inspired word of God. Man’s will is NEVER God’s will. Put your faith in men and you will ALWAYS be let down.
My married Lutheran pastor slept with my best friend…..granted she was 18, so they couldn’t really arrest him, they just moved him to a new church in another state. Sounds familiar hey? The Catholic church has the brightest light I have found =) Its doctrine is backed with fact and its policy is unshakable. Do men in high places stray? Yes its called the devil. Will they do it again? More than likely.
I find it interesting to watch all the Protestant churches flail about with topics like “right to choose” and “same sex coupling” and then swing back to Catholic teachings when their pews empty and lose the ability to back the teachings of the bible with their own made up laws.
And your Catholic priesthood is filled with child molesting perverts.
 October 28, 2014 at 1:10pm
For you Brittany Maynard. This is the way to walk to the finish line. With arms outstretched. Confident in His divine mercy and unwavering LOVE for you. Ethan you are a HERO, who’s life and dignified death is to be celebrated! Godspeed young warrior =)
Absolutely well said. Brittany, if you are reading this, so many people are praying for you. I am praying for you. Please don't give up on life. Please. God still has a plan for you!
 October 16, 2014 at 1:38pm
I say its proof the MINORITY rules in this nation. That’s what you just proved.
October 16, 2014 at 1:29pm
LOVE IT! My child is in a school where the Bible is on his desktop all day =) Its a road map for life!
 October 16, 2014 at 12:13pm
I’d file a religious discrimination suit against the city and then force them to subpoena ALL area parishes AND mosques. After all, you pick on one, you should pick on all religions, no? Once that case is won, I’d sit back and watch Miss Annise back pedal mach speed.
 October 4, 2014 at 11:14am
So there is no tradition in the bible? I beg to differ. Have you been to a mass? Three biblical readings are included with EACH mass….more than I ever got being brought up in the Lutheran church. They are then preached upon. All of this occurs within a beautifully constructed “tradition” known as mass. Freely interpreting and bending the moral code to fit the times, is our will, not God’s. Jesus did not forgive a prostetute and command her to stop sinning until the times changed and then go back to her ways. He did however love her regardless of her sins. As we should others.
We do not love tradition, but through tradition, encounter the love and life of Christ, on a daily basis.
October 4, 2014 at 10:57am
I would offer that the term church implies some form of worship. I would offer in the atheist mindset that worship is of one self. Getting something for yourself, including giving to community For self glorification. Satan is the master at keeping non-believers happy, comfortable and content in their current situation, until it’s too late. Happy self worship Sunday Assembly.
A) I would point out that these Atheists gatherings are called an assembly, not a church. The Atheist Church moniker was mostly an invention of rightwing media
B) Atheists do not worship themselves, or anyone else for that matter. Such claims are just symptomatic of the sheer nonsense dished up from Christian pulpits on Sunday morning to keep the sheeple in line ..
They really did not have to do this. They could have joined any Anglican or Episcopal church
 October 4, 2014 at 9:30am
I hate to burst the Liberal bubble, but…..”The Pope’s still Catholic!”. Doctrine is doctrine. How we treat a sinner is not. Love is always the answer. A better understanding of the faith that Catholics participate in and compassion from those helping them along the way will help. As an Evangelical Catholic facilitator, I find the misconceptions and lack of understanding about the doctrine are the biggest hurdles in bringing Catholics closer to God. Can we love sinners better? Sure we can. Can we help sinners understand the teachings of Jesus regarding sin? Sure we can. Can we show them how the Catholic faith, with its unwavering doctrine and truth is the purest path to Jesus? Sure we can!
In the 60 years following Martin Luther’s reformation, there were over 200 new translations and versions of the New Testament, authored. Each with it’s writer’s own impressions. Up to that point, there was ONE for the Christian faith. You can see today the trouble that human versions of sacred scripture can lead to. Hence the over 40,000 “Christian” denominations. All derived from man’s own will to control God’s word.
Actually Catholics follow tradition over the Bible. That is the problem. One should be a follower of Christ, not a follower of traditions or of a Pope. The church is the people that follows Christ. The church is not a bunch of rules and regulations called the Catholic church.
Yes and it was written in Latin which I can not read. Now I can understand what God has dictated .
I hope you realize that Luther's objective was to reform the Catholic Church, and bring it back to Scripture alone rather than the abuses of money and power through indulgences and such that came from such a theocratic system.
Luther did not intend to create a new Church, but since Rome was unwilling to have a cogent discussion he had very little choice. The numerous schisms are certainly shameful and many have taken liberties to change doctrine willy nilly but that was not Luther. As Lutherans, we are very careful to not add or take away from the Bible, and to read it in the most straightforward way as possible.
I went to a Catholic Church once, and they seemed not all that different. Most liturgies were the same, and we use the same words to describe Holy Communion.
Yes I understand that translators (especially some of the modern paraphrased versions) can twist around words to change meaning, but Luther did us (the Germans, that is) a great service by translating it into our own language. So we no longer had to be lemmings, and could discover Gods truths for ourselves, without fear of being misled by a corrupted church official. Also, the Lutherans made schools for their children, and Mr. Gutenberg did the world a great service with the printing press, helping bring us out of the dark ages, again so that we did not have to be illiterate lemmings.
So please do not confuse the liberal "Christian" churches with the true intent of the Reformation and true Lutheran Churches.
January 29, 2014 at 11:25am
I have the Devil Delusion its marvelous and great ammo to have on board when you have atheist friends who LOVE the God Delusion book. BOOM, hole right through it!
January 29, 2014 at 11:19am
“Worship” and “following the teachings of” are TWO different things my atheist lost sheep. Its a good thing you’re in the Democratic party so the wool won’t make you stand out ;) Its also a good sign that even though all your most notable morals would fit in a thimble, you do think its possible God exists.
January 29, 2014 at 11:09am
What if they should have done was take the T’s in “Water Tower” and make them look like crosses ;) As for the public buildings…..they should just place large stones with the PLEDGE on them with the word GOD in capital letters :) Or just large posters with “In God We Trust”. More than one way to fool an atheist!
December 3, 2013 at 7:20am
They are peroxide based…….I’m pretty sure there are thinsg you can “make” with peroxide….. But why not just buy the peroxide bottled…..it’s cheaper. This is to sell on the black market. At $30-$50 a box, they can fetch a good price. Heck these dumba$$e$ would steal cotton balls if they carried a $75 price tag. At least they be werkin’ right??
November 14, 2013 at 7:54am
May God have mercy on the whistle blower’s soul. May they be haunted by the faces of the many children who were denied that sweet smile and immense joy at Christmas. I guess I’ll go drop off 500 boxes in the name of the Appignani Humanist group. I have no doubt the thank you letter to them from Operation Christmas Child will be well received ;)
 November 14, 2013 at 7:24am
A practicing Catholic often seen coming out of the confessional with his young children. WTG Mark! Keep talking….um but maybe without the F-bombs?
Oft times I'd sit behind him at Mass and will verify that he is the real deal. Every one of us needs to stand up every chance we get for our Soldiers. I didn't see the article about the Soldier who was chastised by the Judge. What judge, where, when?
Please... if we have stories, links, etc. We need to share them! I don't know about you but between every day life and obligations - especially now- and trying to catch up on news and fav. shows I miss so much of what goes on ...
per [Suspended User] above. Please post that article. Thanks.
The F-bombs were pretty flowing in the movie, so maybe Mark was still stuck in that mode. It's not language I use, but cuss words are just made up slang. The "F" word isn't even a word, it's a Police Department acronym, "for unlawful carnal knowledge." It does have a nasty sound though, especially when spoken by some elder female with a cigarette hanging out of her mouth!