User Profile: JeffJ1985

JeffJ1985

Member Since: July 02, 2012

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  • December 5, 2013 at 9:29am

    As an Orthodox Christian myself, I am also a little uncomfortable that he’s talking about all this publicly, as the Lord said to keep your fast in private—if you are praised for your good deeds, the praise is your reward and there is no profit.

    Orthodox Christianity is a cult though, you’re right. We are the cult that worships Jesus Christ, the God-Man.

    Abstaining from sex in fasting is as ancient as the Bible. Fasting is meant to help us control our appetites, and sex is a type of appetite. St. Paul said to hold fast to the tradition they were taught, whether it was written tradition or oral tradition. That it’s not mentioned in the Bible is not particularly important.

    And if Polamalu’s wife is also Orthodox, she is keeping the same fast as he is, so I’m not sure why she’d be insulted.

  • December 5, 2013 at 9:18am

    The Bible is also man-made (God did not write any of it, and very little of it is a literal dictation). What’s your point?

    These statements aren’t about race, but the fasting traditions in various localities of the Orthodox Church.

    And strict fasting on Saturdays has been forbidden for Christians since the earliest centuries. The Sabbath is a joyful day, as is Sunday, the day of the Resurrection. The 1st century document known as the Didache indicates Christians fasted on Wednesdays and Fridays. Orthodox Christians still do.

  • December 4, 2012 at 8:49pm

    I live next to Amash’s district. He’s the only one in Congress who explains every vote he casts on his Facebook. He’s one of the only good guys left in the House of Representatives.

    The GOP is lost. They have no desire to fight anymore. I knew the jig was up after the election, when Boehner was asked what kind of leadership role Paul Ryan would have (having been the VP nominee), and he dismissed him as a “wonk.”

    Well, screw you, Boehner. You’re a dirtbag like the rest of them. I’m sick of his face, as well as Lindsey Grahamnesty, John “My Friends” McCain, and Mitch “The Turtle” McConnel. None of them want to fix this country, they just want good seats on the way to the bottom.

    My generation is going to be left holding the bag after they’re long gone. In 2014 and 2016, I may just vote for local candidates and leave the federal offices blank.

    I doubt it, but is there any way registered members of the GOP can get together and call a party convention and kick people out of the party? I’d love a full-blown civil war in the GOP to settle this once and for all.

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  • December 4, 2012 at 8:38pm

    Notice the 1950s Easy Bake Oven box, featuring the little girl, had a blue background? Yeah.

  • December 4, 2012 at 8:35pm

    Pink??

    Oh no! PANIC EVERYONE! It’s a COLOR! Don’t let yourselves be emasculated by that COLOR!

    Seriously, is this what the culture wars have come to? People don’t want their kids playing with toys that are this color instead of that one? Sheer stupidity. Boys should learn to cook; it is a very useful skill and a marketable one if you are good at it.

    As for you rosophobic types, did you know pink was a “boy color” until the last 60 years or so? Better known as “light red”, it was associated with blood and masculinity. Blue was a “girl color”, as it has been long associated with the Virgin Mary. No one knows why they reversed, but in my opinion the whole concept of associating colors with genders is stupid.

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  • November 27, 2012 at 10:39am

    @KEATONC333

    A massive solar flare caused havoc on telegraph infrastructure in the late 19th century. Furthermore, the sun has large flares and Coronal Mass Ejections all the time. So far none have been pointed at Earth, but that’s just blind luck.

    Various disasters in this country in recent years have demonstrated that without electricity and basic services, society will start breaking down within three days or so. You can’t rebuild a fried electric grid in three days.

  • November 27, 2012 at 10:22am

    @charleyhorse

    People were posting what shows they watch instead of 2&1/2.

  • November 27, 2012 at 10:18am

    I’m personally surprised 2&1/2 is still on the air.

    Dr Who and My Little Pony is all I watch.

  • November 21, 2012 at 10:31am

    Huh. Last night I was just watching Dr. Who, “The Age of Steel”. Hopefully Kurzweil’s vision will also remain nothing more than an alternate reality.

  • November 19, 2012 at 11:09am

    @TOPFLIGHTSECURITY

    For my part, I’m fine with people defending Israel on geopolitical grounds, if they want. My problem is when so-called Christians turn it into a religious issue, using flawed theology and also bad history.

  • November 19, 2012 at 11:06am

    It’s shocking to me how many Christians today don’t understand the basic concept that the covenant was fulfilled in Jesus, and that his Church is the New Israel. This new wave of Judaizing has positively infected many Christians.

  • November 19, 2012 at 10:58am

    @CABERNETQHS “I stand with Israel, Gods chosen”

    I don’t know what religion you are, but if you’re a Christian you should know that the Church is the New Israel. To drive this point home, the Temple was wiped out in 70 AD, and the political entity of Israel was destroyed. God went to the Gentiles and made them a new nation, a new Israel.

    The Middle Eastern country may bear then name “Israel”, but it has no claim on the reality that the Jesus’ body, the Church, is Israel as far as God is concerned.

  • November 9, 2012 at 11:22am

    @DEVOTEDMAMA – That’s how we vote in Michigan. They swipe your driver’s license before you get a ballot.

    And there must be paper ballots. These e-voting machines are bullcrap.

  • November 8, 2012 at 10:06am

    Romney is too serious and classy for that garbage. Unfortunately, many of our citizens have no seriousness or class anymore. Romney is a waypost showing how far we’ve drifted in recent years and decades.

  • November 8, 2012 at 10:01am

    Romney is the essence of class. I may not have agreed with all his policies, but he would have been a solid president. Not Reagan politically, but certainly in the way of governing.

  • November 7, 2012 at 2:20pm

    Puerto Rico is officially bilingual, just like several southwestern states. As long as its elected officials and judges are bilingual, there is no language barrier. They could expand English education there, but it’s bilingual enough to join the union.

  • November 7, 2012 at 2:15pm

    Elena: that’s a myth. The Supreme Court decided in Texas v. White that Texas (therefore any state) cannot lawfully leave the union except in a state of revolution.

    But yes, the takeover of Hawaii was highly unjust, and all thanks to Dole’s Pineapples.

  • November 7, 2012 at 1:33pm

    OK, but saying it’s a “state full of democrats” is nonsense.

  • November 7, 2012 at 12:57pm

    RTFA. They had two questions:

    1. Keep the status quo [ie territory] or change status?

    2. If we change status, do you prefer statehood, free association, or independence?

  • November 7, 2012 at 12:50pm

    They are going about the same process by which every other state joined the union. Once they became a possession of the US, it was up to their own citizens whether they want to become a state or not.

    Congress still has to approve it, and considering the way both parties were courting PR during the summer, it probably will.

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