From my understanding he taught us how to better tolerate our fellows and to be understanding of those less and more fortunate than ourselves. He taught us that we can be spiritually free to have our own personal relationship with God…if that is cognitive behavior as you are defining it, then I agree.
 February 5, 2016 at 12:37pm
Okay, perhaps he isn’t an idiot, but I have seen him many times and am just not impressed. I have been raising children now for almost 27 years and watched others try many of the “psychological community’s” suggestions that have now proven to be detrimental to character growth…the results are all around us.
So how exactly did Jesus teach cognitive behavior?
February 5, 2016 at 10:17am
Agreed, but as a primary reason is the advice idiots like him have fostered for the last 25 years about building false self-esteem and coddling your children…IT DOESN’T WORK, and we are seeing the fruits of the psychological communities efforts to denigrate successful parenting strategies as abusive to the child.
The Bible is not the inspired word of God, but that doesn’t mean it does not contain some of the greatest wisdom ever collected over the last 5000 years…
Proverbs 13:24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
Proverbs 19:18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.
Proverbs 22:6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
Proverbs 22:15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
Proverbs 29:15 The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.
Proverbs 29:17 Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul.
Have you ever listened to Dr Phil or read any of his books? He is no idiot, and what he teaches is not “about building false self-esteem”.
And surprise surprise, he and his wife are church attendees and avid Christians.
Do I agree with everything he’s said and done? No, but the man has helped many many people find peace with themselves and become productive in their lives.
It has been pointed out that Jesus was the first to teach what we call cognitive behavior therapy today.
 February 5, 2016 at 10:08am
6.8 percent margin of error!!!!?????!!!!!????? That is damn near useless as an indicator of anything!
Sample size of 200+ is pretty pitiful to drive a 'statewide' poll to national news significance...
February 3, 2016 at 12:03pm
“The soul of man, as never before in the world’s history, needs carefully to scrutinize its charts of morality and painstakingly to observe the compass of religious guidance.”
It would be wise to carry on life as though Jesus is just around the corner, however I wouldn’t be actually looking for him any time soon since we are still slaves to tradition and ancient social organizations. He came the first time to announce the new age of spiritual liberty, but because we are so far behind schedule, for Him to arrive would be chaos.
Be specific, A JEW, but he came to give us a way to be reconciled with God. The Bible is not a tradition, it's TRUTH, that no Marxist at 1600 can extinguish. And if you want to be a slave, just keep voting progressive (translation, progress from capitalism to Marxism, socialism (shared poverty) or communism (real slavery)).
Chaos soon, really soon, but blame the Christians, not the commies who are bringing this about.
January 27, 2016 at 3:32pm
I didn’t call anyone a coward, merely pointed out the tactic of how bullies operate and I personally think to behave as such is cowardly. In the article it mentions who bullies pick on first and that assumption couldn’t be more wrong.
I agree that the political establishment is behaving very badly especially since they set the terms of loyalty to the party and then chose to not follow them when it didn’t go their way…another cowardly act.
People are behind Trump because he speaks what many are thinking, but I do have my reservations regarding his true loyalties. If he is the candidate then he will get my vote, but if he changes his mind once he wins and goes the “old route”, he and the country will be in more trouble than we could have imagined. Liberals and socialists are only daring when they have the advantages, but in the end if it goes south all they will do is protest and cry, conservatives take action…quietly, decisively and without warning because the fact that Trump is in the race at all and doing well IS the warning.
January 27, 2016 at 12:36pm
Bullies do not attack the strong first, they gather a sound following of mindless followers and use the power of the group to take down their enemies…that is why they are called cowards and Mr. Trump is using this tactic.
So, President Reagan was a coward?
I mean, using your standard as given above, President Reagan removed himself from the last presidential debate, he walked away from negotiations with Russia - so I guess he too was a coward.
Or, did he stand up to a bully - and show strength of character by refusing to play by their rules? Mr. Trump is in a position of power - it is no secret why the RNC debates are setting world records with people tuning in. It's not because of Bush, or Cruz or Mario.
For the first time in decades, the RNC FINALLY has a candidate that the people can get behind. We don't have a cadavers like McCain, Romney or Dole. And what do the inbreds in charge do? Why, let's destroy the best candidate the RNC has had since Reagan - someone who can finally beat the DNC candidate - let's all pile on and destroy him ourselves. That' just foolish.
 January 22, 2016 at 9:04am
Mike is talking out of both sides of his head, being judgmental by suggesting the importance of the judgment of others while flexing his spiritual pride of being non-judgmental…it’s upside down.
He's talking out of both sides of something, but it's not his head.
 January 21, 2016 at 11:48am
Islam was never hijacked, it was produced from Old Testament law combined with New Testament peace and propagated by men seeking their own glory while condemning everyone else’s including God himself.
On the upside, Islam is a far cry better than what the Arab people practiced prior to its inception back in the 6th century A.D. The “one God concept” is the prime mover of mankind, and all “one God” religions have experienced the manipulations of iniquitous men. Liberate yourself from ancient social organizations and tradition, you are a son/daughter of God, have dignity in your origins and treat all others as what they are…your brothers/sisters.
He's too busy being g chummy with well known Hezbollah front groups. I used to like Ole Darryl, til I read that on Debbie Schlussel's site & did my own research. The guy is, as we mid 30ers say in my kitchen, a major d0uch€b@g.
Those speaking out against Cruz are members of the establishment private club. The don't want anyone to rock their big government, business as usual, screw the people, boat. Cruz is so hated because he is the only candidate who will stand for the Constitution and with the people.
 January 12, 2016 at 12:20pm
I’m fine with what she said, at least it was truthful. I don’t care if she hates kids, she is not in the “loving” kids career field, she is in sales. How Common Core enhances their ability to sell books, not so sure, but it certainly doesn’t serve the people of this country of which she is a citizen.
I am merely concerned with whom is buying their trash, that is where the problem resides.
 January 11, 2016 at 6:39am
I agree, the game is lost as well as basketball…these two sports are little like the games I grew up loving to play and watch.
 January 8, 2016 at 9:33am
There can only be one God, anything else is illogical. It is not the choice of practice of social religion that makes a man righteous but his own personal experience in bringing forth righteousness.
 January 7, 2016 at 10:15am
Here’s the funny part, the most prevalent result from firing auto on a weapon is a lot of wasted ammo…when firing bullets one at a time, one is more apt to aim hence making them more deadly. Full auto has two uses, fun and cover fire.
Some people are not designed for this sport. They may be big, fast, agile, but without the structure to support it the cost is high. I played organized football all the way into college as a linebacker and tight end and never suffered a single concussion, however I reached the pinnacle of my ability and redirected my efforts. Many do not have that option and work harder to go beyond what their bodies can handle. I admire their courage and denounce their ignorance of cost…however make no mistake, as harsh as the justice is and he and all others suffering are in my prayer, universe justice is being served, and may they all find a means to peace.
December 31, 2015 at 9:15am
I have heard many, “how in the heck did you come to that conclusion” types of theories, but this one is completely devoid of any sense at all. Play with the words all you want but the relevancy of this particular inquiry baffles me. How in all of this guy’s study work of ancient texts did he decide to focus on Adam’s rib and penis?
Perhaps he should spend a little more time searching and contemplating the higher ideals of spiritual living instead of the irrelevant, temporal manifestations of the children of God.
 December 30, 2015 at 9:18am
And if Jesus was walking the planet right now He would probably be interested in giving it a try. Jesus was a man curious about the world and set out to destroy the reverence and dogma of the established religious traditions enslaving mankind…perhaps this was an opportunity to embrace instead of segregate.
Please show me a scripture that tells me Jesus was "curious about the world". I don't know of any, because He is God and made the world. And show me a scripture where He was out to destroy reverence and dogma. He was here to save us from sin, and he didn't like hypocrites. He never said there is no place for reverence or traditions, only if the reverence was fake and the traditions were not followed as intended. He at times participated in traditions.
[-2] December 23, 2015 at 6:07am
If you have read the Bible several times, read the Urantia Book. If you liked/loved Jesus before you will be awe-inspired by His valiant and majestic life revealed in this book.