User Profile: JGraham III

JGraham III

Member Since: September 22, 2010

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  • [1] September 2, 2014 at 10:17am

    Youse guyz coulda said “please Mr. Custer I don’t wanna go..”

  • [1] September 1, 2014 at 11:46am

    Does anyone remember the Woody Allen movie entitled “Sleeper”? He was frozen (in a Bird’s Eye wrapper no less) and wakes up in a futuristic society…

  • [2] September 1, 2014 at 11:41am

    Maybe at long last we will be able to answer if there really IS providence in the droppings of a sparrow..

  • [4] August 31, 2014 at 4:20pm

    East:
    While you are at it ask him if it is true that the state tree for Nebraska is the telephone pole.

    Spot:
    Slap yer racist tea party mind..LOL

  • August 31, 2014 at 4:17pm

    There is a book (not sure it is still in print) called “Trashing the Planet” by Dixy Lee Ray and Lou Guzzo, first printed in 1990. It is a commonsense yet scientific approach to the whole myth of global warming/ global cooling/ hole in the ozone layer/ climate change diatribe. Dr. Ray makes the point that an active volcano in Africa (I am going on memory..) that has been in a state of eruption for years, poots out enough CO2 daily to match all that mankind has produced since the advent of the Industrial Revolution. The nice thing about CO2 in the atmosphere is that it will readily combine with water vapor to make carbonic acid which falls to the ground and in turn combines with various elements and compounds to make carbonates many of which are essential for life and good health. Funny thing about all that as according to the evolutionists, this would of necessity be a ‘random selection’ process.

  • August 31, 2014 at 4:07pm

    Cowabunga lets the good times roll…

  • August 31, 2014 at 4:05pm

    Nab:
    Were you around when St. Helens went off in 1980? Not much warning except for the 3 or 4 months of sudden activity. The summer that followed (if you weren’t here) was one of the coolest in recent memory. Where I live (E. Wash.) we get on average 15-20 days where the daytime temp. is 95+. 1980 I don’t remember it getting much above 90. Too much dust in the air, but the apple crop was one of the best, as the ash was actually a cheap, (easily applied) low grade phosphate fertilizer. St Helens was an abrupt reminder to all living east of the Cascades just how much of our fertile farm land got here in the first place.

  • [6] August 31, 2014 at 3:41pm

    I have heard the N on the helmet stands for Nowledge..

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  • [5] August 31, 2014 at 12:33pm

    Think about this. We de facto control their economies already what with our insatiable taste for Middle Eastern oil. Saudi Arabia would collapse overnight if we suddenly ceased purchasing their oil. Use up everyone else’s supply before dipping into your own? I’m not saying this is true, but it wouldn’t take much to convince me it was.

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  • [37] August 31, 2014 at 12:21pm

    In the first century Christians met in each other’s homes. It was only after Constantine made Christianity politically acceptable and ‘vogue’ when the persecutions waned and the temples of other religions went up for sale that the Church bought into the idea of large cathedral type structures as a place to congregate. Perhaps the real estate market was cheap..
    Early meeting places (synagogues) were assembled in circular fashion, the higher seats being the ones that commanded more respect (and likely money). Seating congregations in rows and ranks is a Babylonian/Roman practice, but virtually all churches do this. House churches are populated by friends and neighbors, where everybody knows everybody else usually. Pretense is seldom a factor, and, in the case of this church in Jerusalem, it would be far more healthy for them to go ‘underground’ and become house churches, as it looks as if that is the way they are headed anyway. China has an exploding increase in Christianity and it is all underground and under the nose of the government there.
    If our current government continues to coddle and enable the radical Islamic movement, where do you think they will look for the “Sunday people”? On Sunday in a nicely landscaped big building with lots of cars parked in front from 9AM to 1PM. I don’t mean to be cynical, but American Christians need to look hard at our persecuted brethren elsewhere and think, “it can happen here too.”

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  • [48] August 31, 2014 at 11:53am

    The best way to keep a secret is not to tell anyone else what it is; It also isn’t necessarily a lie not to tell all you know; and quite often the best place to hide something is in plain sight.

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  • August 31, 2014 at 11:43am

    RationalMan;
    Not sure of the intent of your comment. Mine was made with tongue firmly planted in cheek. It is no fun if you have to explain everything…

  • August 31, 2014 at 11:40am

    I would give a qualified agreement with you, but first would ask what you mean exactly by God’s commandments..?

  • August 30, 2014 at 7:03pm

    You’re welcome!

  • [7] August 30, 2014 at 2:13pm

    Roald Dahl is delightfully twisted. For the aficionado of his writings, may I recommend “Revolting Nursery Rimes”? His rendering of Little Red Riding Hood is particularly funny.

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  • [8] August 30, 2014 at 10:54am

    @disabled;
    Don’t you think the flaw in the system could actually be the governmental structure of many churches, which whether or not they realize it, are following the Roman Catholic pattern, which has one guy at the top of what amounts to a corporate structure? Biblically speaking the word pastor a.k.a. shepherd is not used in the singular but always plural, suggesting that at any given time there is more than one pastor functioning in a congregation, even if the title has not been granted to them.
    Another problem that gives rise to what is called ‘pastoral burn out’ is laziness on the part of the congregation which many times comes about because of “well, we are paying him, so it is his job to do everything”.
    My own church has this problem at times; our pastor is a go get it done type of guy, who often has too much on his plate. I and the other elders have repeatedly asked him to delegate out much of what he has to do. The biggest challenge facing someone in leadership is to train up others who can and should take your place. This flies in the face of what I call corporate Christianity and most secular businessmen would laugh in your face if you told them to actively seek to replace themselves. But it was precisely this practice that allowed the Early Church to spread the gospel over the known world. Paul never attempted to keep hold of the reins, nor did Peter. Instead the directive was to ordain elders in ‘city after city’.

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  • August 30, 2014 at 10:23am

    Denominational thinking is as old as mankind. In Biblical times the Lord had to deal with the Pharisees, Sadducees and the Herodians, all of which claimed to be right and the true representatives of scripture.
    The epistle of 1 Corinthians deals a lot with denominational thinking (I am of Paul; and I am of Cephas; and I am of Apollos; and I am of Christ..), along with every other thing that can go amiss in a congregation.
    The characterization of non-denominational churches as not being sure what to believe is untrue. They most certainly do know what they believe; it more often times is a desire not to be shoved into the box that denominational churches have prepared for all who want to associate with them that has caused them to leave, or strike out on their own. More times than not church splits that give rise to other denominations or independent (non-denominational) churches are over issues of scripture which lead to wrong practice and eventually producing doctrines that are contrary to scripture. This pattern can be seen in the Epistles: Romans establishes the individual’s standing in Christ. I & 2 Corinthians reproves the wrong practices borne out of not adhering to the revelation given in Romans. Galatians corrects the wrong doctrine produced because of too much wrong practice of the revelation given in Romans.
    The pattern is repeated with Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians.

  • [6] August 30, 2014 at 9:55am

    Well, all those displaced workers can always apply to the New York Stock Exchange and stay in the gambling industry…

  • [2] August 30, 2014 at 9:49am

    Replacing workers with robots? Will the robots have to belong to a union?.. along with a lot of other robots? Will they hold their union meetings according to Robot’s Rules of Order? According to rumors, the only rule a union robot will need to follow is “vote democratic”.

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  • August 30, 2014 at 12:32am

    Servant:
    What ever you wish to do is fine by me. Have a nice life.

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