User Profile: JGraham III

JGraham III

Member Since: September 22, 2010

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  • October 2, 2014 at 12:45am

    Blink:
    You are correct, even if only accidentally. Jesus wasn’t born in Galilee; He was born in Bethlehem of Judea.

  • October 1, 2014 at 10:08am

    Nab:
    The chain of volcanoes that is a far greater threat to the Pacific Northwest is the one that runs the length of the Cascade Range from Mt. Lassen up through Oregon and Washington into British Columbia. Few of the many volcanic peaks are truly extinct but are more of the dormant stage. St Helen’s was dormant from 1857 to 1980 when it suddenly woke up. The nature of that eruption is why the Yakama tribe calls her “the angry little sister”. Numerous others have steam vents at the crater or hot springs around their bases as well.

  • October 1, 2014 at 10:03am

    Prov:
    Hasten your exodus to the East Side: If I remember correctly, you live somewhere near WWU and are in the line of fire from Mt Baker and/or Glacier Peak.. over here we get dusted with ash clouds but don’t have to worry about mudflows or the pyroclastic ones. We also have a dearth of democrats that actually hold office..

  • [14] October 1, 2014 at 9:54am

    My sis-in-law has a sign in her house that reads: “a dog loves you unconditionally but a cat wants to see your resume’.”

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  • [17] October 1, 2014 at 9:52am

    The poor baby! I am so glad and relieved he is o.k. I can’t imagine how I would feel if my puppy had that happen to him. Who would then discipline my cats?

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  • October 1, 2014 at 9:47am

    Physician heal thyself. The bullies in these cases are the Atheist militants who have to hide behind the skirts of the Courts in order to further their agendas. Can’t make it in the arena of ideas and reasoned discourse so they resort to judicial fiats to push their humanist religion, all the while insisting it isn’t a religion. There is a good reason why Psalm 14:1 calls them fools. They cannot see that their own arguments contradict themselves.

  • [5] October 1, 2014 at 9:42am

    Whatever happened to the constitutionally guaranteed right to face one’s accuser(s)? Sorry, the atheist organization acting on behalf of the one individual does not qualify in my opinion as they are technically the legal counsel for that one person. The ACLU historically hides behind the tired old excuse that the ‘person fears persecution’.. all the while they are involved in a soft form of persecution themselves.
    And another point, if merely posting words from the Bible constitutes the ‘establishment’ of Christianity, then one has to marvel at the power in those words, especially to a fragile, thin skinned atheist. What is next? Banning sunlight because it burns them? Or garlic? They have already gone after the public display of crosses..
    Someone said that the opposition will always tell you what they fear because of what they attack. Here is an idea: find a willing private property owner and post a bill board with the statements contained on the monument and make it 10x more visible. The FFRF can then squawk all they want, but it would be ‘privately owned’.

  • [2] September 30, 2014 at 9:53pm

    Actually, there is a rather large company near me in Central Washington that manufactures plastic bags; it is quite an interesting process used. They don’t make the ones used in grocery stores though. More like what a person would find his house insulation packaged in, or the liners that go into the large bins hard fruit is picked into.
    They won’t ever completely ban the mfg. plastic items and all Cali. will accomplish in yet another insane move is to further inconvenience their citizens and drive the cost of doing business even higher.
    I am waiting for the official declaration that California has banned common sense.

  • September 29, 2014 at 9:51pm

    Mewnani:
    From the post I would say that the document read was actually “Bored of the Rings”, by the Harvard Lampoon. Check it out if you want a good laugh.

  • September 29, 2014 at 9:47pm

    @Free:
    There are two judgments: 1) at Christ’s return and is the Greek word ‘bema’ which was the place where the rewards were handed out at the Greek games (Olympics) and, 2) the Great White Throne Judgment where God judges the unjust and the fallen angels. This results in the Lake o’ Fire. They are different times and very different “rewards” are handed out at each.

  • [1] September 29, 2014 at 8:47pm

    The only problem I see in applying OT prophecies to the Church is that the Church is “the mystery that was hid from ages and generations.” Even the angels in attempting to see what God was up to couldn’t find out the mystery. There is a gap if you will between the first coming and the second coming of God’s Messiah. What was hidden from view was the Church that the Lord came to establish, and the details of the fullness of that revelation was not made known until it was revealed to the Apostle Paul. Peter had first shot at it in Acts 10 when the gentiles via the House of Cornelius received the same Holy Spirit as the disciples did on Pentecost, but it appears that he never ran with it. Paul’s entire ministry was wrapped around the revelation that is given in it’s fullness in the book of Ephesians. Most of that is never read, understood or applied today in my opinion.
    The “Rapture” as commonly taught (the get outa Hell free card supposedly given the Christians..) falls apart when one reads 2 Thessalonians (a book expressly addressed to the “church”) and sees that the Man of Sin is someone who presents himself in the temple of God, which today, according to Ephesians, is not some edifice hastily erected on the Temple Mount, but is in fact the collective assembly of the called out of Jew and Gentile alike, a.k.a. The Church. This is not a building or a particular denomination no matter what they may claim. The Church has to be present for this to occur.

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  • [12] September 29, 2014 at 8:21pm

    I guess P.T. Barnum has been proven (once again) to be correct: there is a sucker born every minute.

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  • [4] September 29, 2014 at 8:19pm

    As far as I am concerned Geo. Soros’s money can rot with him. He is well into his eighties, and while I would never wish for evil on anyone, including him, there is nonetheless a basic principle in life that can be summed up: “sowing and reaping”. The evil this man has perpetrated over the years will come due at the time he checks out. My prayer is that he have at least one more opportunity to repent and get his life right with God. If he rejects that ‘final offer’ then I guess the devil will be coming to Mr. Soros with a hostile take-over deal..

  • [3] September 29, 2014 at 11:13am

    And that is why in some neighborhoods Father’s Day is very confusing..

  • [12] September 29, 2014 at 10:42am

    One of my oldest and best friends ministers in prisons in western Washington State three weekends out of four and has seen countless conversions to Christianity, so don’t assume that Islam is having free rein inside the walls. He has quite a few wild tales to tell about the faith of some of the inmates.

  • [59] September 29, 2014 at 10:35am

    “Train a child up in the way that he should go that when he is old he may not depart therefrom”, or so says Proverbs. This woman may have done the best she could do, or knew how to do, but there comes a point where the decisions a person makes are not the responsibility or fault of the parents.
    The two likely factors in this man’s departure from what Mum taught him are 1) drugs and 2) conversion to Islam. The first destroys the innate inhibitions most people have toward violent behavior and the second promotes violent behavior due to the violent nature of their god, Allah. The difference between being raised in a Christian home (if he actually was..) is that Christianity teaches to pray for those that hate you and despitefully use you and Islam teaches you to lie to the infidel and to kill those that oppose you.
    Pray for the survivors of this carnage, that God may grant them the ability to forgive the evil that has been done.. and then let the courts deal with the man in the appropriate fashion.

  • [4] September 29, 2014 at 10:19am

    Very good!

  • [19] September 28, 2014 at 11:33am

    John of O:
    Are you old enough to have voted for that little weasel Ross Perot? I am and did, the first time. He was recorded after the election was cast for Clinton that he (Perot) was a lifelong Democrat and wasn’t likely to ever change from that. I knew then that I had been snookered and Perot’s candidacy was merely a vehicle to split the vote from Geo HW Bush to ensure a rival oil man from Texas didn’t gain the White House.
    I have wondered if Ron Paul’s candidacy and involvement in the Libertarian movement has been a similar device to continue to divide and thwart the conservative nature of most American voters. The Tea Party (I am not a member) has been the best effort in a long time at gaining control or at least significant influence within the established political order that rules this country. The fact that it has been a genuine grass roots movement that transcends existing political party structure is a hopeful sign. I maintain that for the strong at heart the next move is to start infiltrating the Democratic party at the local level first with conservative thinking people. They won’t see it coming, especially if the Democrats continue to attack the basic American sacred cows such as the NFL and Gun Ownership.

  • [21] September 27, 2014 at 11:09pm

    I repeat the need for a game show/reality show entitled “Are you dumber than a box of door knobs?” Candidacy would be open primarily to card carrying Democrats and Liberals, but in the interest of fairness and diversity, Republicans would be considered also.

  • [5] September 27, 2014 at 11:03pm

    Mt. St. Helens became active in Feb of 1980 after being dormant since 1857. It began with a swarm of small earthquakes directly beneath the cone of the mountain. Even after it vented some short time later, the Forest Service had published a ‘red zone’ around the mountain for safety reasons. People still went inside that zone to gawk and ogle over this ‘new’ sight to see. When it finally blew up in May 1980, numerous warning signs later, 57 people died, most of which were sight seers inside that red zone. A few were geologists like David Johnson who had a good reason to be there, but even old Harry Truman who was the resident caretaker of the Spirit Lake Lodge who also knew of the imminent danger St Helens posed refused to evacuate to safety. He is buried under several hundred feet of rock presumably (although there were reports of his well being and was spotted having a beer with D.B Cooper… :)
    Most all died because of stupidity. Active volcanoes are not harmless party favors that go pop! when their corks are pulled.
    I don’t know if this Japanese volcano gave any warning as the article is rather sketchy on details, but I would bet it did. A few earthquakes here or there?

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