Not a democrat by any stretch of the imagination, but if I were one, between kooky Bernie and criminal Hillary, crazy Joe Biden is looking better and better every day… look for a reluctant reversal of Joe’s ‘retirement’ plans…
Agreed! Ol' Joe is going to come out from stage left to save the day!
 February 9, 2016 at 7:13pm
Cave as in “cave in”? Or can I hope against hope that Mr. O will have a meltdown to the end he needs to run to some remote cave to sulk? I didn’t think so.
 February 9, 2016 at 7:06pm
Oh dear! The petulant child/president isn’t going to like this… Lets see what type of end around he tries to pull off when no one is looking. God help us that one of the more conservative justices doesn’t pull a Vince Foster before Mr. O leaves office.
If Clinton were in office, you could guarantee a "Fosterized" Justice (and not a liberal one)!
 February 8, 2016 at 8:08pm
Hello again Jonny Blazee;
Contradictions, so called in the Bible are almost always due to a lack understanding of what the Bible says, and are most often ‘found’ by those who either have an axe to grind or by those who have a predisposed reason not to believe what the Bible says. Sometimes both reasons apply in one self appointed critic. Which one are you? I have looked at these type of sites you offer and I can easily find the fallacies in their arguments. I would explain them but you are most likely not in the frame of mind to change your mantra regarding the Bible.
Truth cannot by virtue of what it is contradict itself. Logic ought to tell you that. You might be interested to know the etymology of the word ‘logic’; it comes from the Greek word “logos” meaning ‘word’ as in The Logos, a.k.a. The Word of God. Cheers!
 February 6, 2016 at 1:36am
“The natural man receives not the things of the spirit of God for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he know them because they are spiritually discerned”. There you have it folks: a prime example of a natural man who is completely unable to grasp a simple truth as the Bible is the revealed word and will of God. But there you have it the gulf between the believer and the unbeliever. Funny how Jonny Blazee was anticipated nearly 2000 years before he revealed his unbelief. Who’da thunk it?
 February 5, 2016 at 6:36pm
I will gladly pit their god against the power that is in the name of Jesus Christ any day. Their god is a two bit piker who got elevated in the Bedouin pantheon of gods to the main dude. The devil by any other name would still be the devil, even if he is all dressed up to look like the real deal. Jesus Christ IS the real deal, and every knee shall bow and every tongue confess the He is Lord to the glory of God. So they can bow now or they can later, when He comes to rule with a rod of iron.
There is so much Christianity can offer Muslims, but the secret is in the packaging. They are far more adept at angry confrontation than most Christians, so that is not the path to take. Love in its many forms is what will win them: because Islam is based on fear, and since perfect love casts out fear, then the love of God, being shown forth in Christians reaching out to them is the best way to win them for the Lord.
[-1] February 5, 2016 at 6:26pm
Have you researched the Scottish Unitarian Society? I have a reprint of one of their treatises on the trinity, first published in 1852 and the rejection of a triune God not withstanding, much of their beliefs are sound enough that many today would not have a problem with them. Just saying…
[-1] February 5, 2016 at 6:22pm
How indeed does one find the truth in The Truth? By allowing the Bible to interpret itself to the diligent seeker.
The beginning point is to accept at face value that the Bible is indeed the Word of God and that as originally given, contained no errors or additions and/or corrections. Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit, the book of 2 Peter declares.
How the Bible interprets itself is a detailed study and is engaging enough as to take a lifetime of discovery. As there is no chapter on baptism for example, in order to fully understand the reasons for baptism one has to search the scriptures. The Supreme Being said what He meant and meant what He said, and why there is so much variation is not His doing but mankind’s ‘freehand interpretation’ based on either ignorance of how scripture does interpret itself, or upon denominational prejudice, or substantiating favorite doctrines at the expense of those verses unsupportive of them. Not God’s doing, but the truth is still there for those who really want to ferret it out.
As for Occam’s razor, I must admit I had to look it up. But, from what I read and your application of it to why so many versions, I would advise you to watch out for ‘razor burn’…yuk yuk!
 February 5, 2016 at 2:06pm
Removing the label on a jar of pickles and replacing it with one that says “peaches’ does not change the pickle on the inside.
How far some churches have fallen from the Truth. The description of the Church of Laodicea in Revelation 3 is apropos for today.
A good analogy! No one can change his or her sex, every cell in the body indicates whether the individual is a human male or female - XY for males, XX for males. This boy needs psychiatric treatment. If he really believes he is a girl, he may have himself castrated and be a eunuch; (girls who think this may have themselves altered, "spayed" is the term is for animals).
February 5, 2016 at 12:38pm
You are quite right that an atheist can benefit from the results of answered prayer without having to believe in God, but the position you are in is rather like that of a parasite, which of course ‘benefits’ from the productivity of its host without needing to give anything in return. I for one am quite satisfied to allow you to benefit from my prayers if that happens: my salvation or my relationship with God is entirely independent of your acceptance or even denial of God and how He interacts with those who love Him.
February 5, 2016 at 12:33pm
Not going to beat you up for disagreeing but only want to say this: “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who would come to God must first believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6) The reason you can say there is no such thing as an effective prayer is that you are not fulfilling what the above verse says.
 February 4, 2016 at 6:20pm
Much more would be accomplished if those Christians on the city council who wanted to pray together would do so prior to the meeting. Their prayers would be more effective as they would not have the unbelief of those not sharing their faith contending with what was said in the prayers. Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, right? But the corollary to this is also true: what isn’t Caesar’s you don’t have to render unto him, nor do you need to tell him about it.
A denier can't have effective prayer.
It's sort of a catch 22 kind of thing.
"No such thing as an effective prayer."
You made the claim, now prove it.
And you cannot be intellectually honest if you say 'you can't prove a negative' because if you can't prove it then you have no business making absolutist statements, about it.
But you did, so prove it.
But of course liberals never have to prove their claims.
Everyone else must, but never liberals.
Typical liberal hypocrisy.
Maggs you support and actively advocate for the murder of innocent children. If I believed as you do I'd be running away from myself at the level of "discomfort" that would cause me.
An atheist may not have effective prayer, but that is not to say that one may not get the same benefits of prayer through other means.
No you can't.
“No such thing as a real unicorn.”
Is the above phrase controversial? Do I, in fact, need to prove that there is no such thing as a real unicorn?
Not going to beat you up for disagreeing but only want to say this: "But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who would come to God must first believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." (Hebrews 11:6) The reason you can say there is no such thing as an effective prayer is that you are not fulfilling what the above verse says.
You are quite right that an atheist can benefit from the results of answered prayer without having to believe in God, but the position you are in is rather like that of a parasite, which of course 'benefits' from the productivity of its host without needing to give anything in return. I for one am quite satisfied to allow you to benefit from my prayers if that happens: my salvation or my relationship with God is entirely independent of your acceptance or even denial of God and how He interacts with those who love Him.
 February 4, 2016 at 6:09pm
This maddening habit of parsing words to death is a tried and true method of the legal profession that can most easily be described as “mudding the waters”. They talk a subject to death in order to confuse and eventually bore the public to death so they will go back to sleep or again pursue ‘sex, beer and Monday night football’ instead of paying attention to what the other hand is doing. I think many in the public are awake to what they have been doing and so the tactics are not working so well. It is genocide even if the legal beagles trumpet something else. Just like abortion is murder, no matter what the liberals, Planned Parenthood or the likes of Jim Wallis want to call it. Shakespeare said, “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” And while the president is not anywhere as sweet as a rose, he is still a jackal dressed up like a harmless li’l puppy dog.
 February 4, 2016 at 11:30am
Have you ever wondered why the Bible refers to the Lord in so many ways? It is not casual conversation but a means of illustrating Him in His many aspects to and for us. For example, the NT (after the Gospels) says that God marked out His Son as “Lord and Christ” when He raised him from the dead”. Not before. Just as Rev. Ch.s 2&3 show many of the facets of who He is by how each church is addressed, so (I believe) the Lord is described by what title or name He is given in any particular passage. ‘Jesus’ is the man who took the sins of the world upon himself, who also fulfilled the Law and heralded the new covenant God would make with His people. ‘Jesus Christ’ is the One who suffered and died and was raised from the dead, the Anointed One promised from before the world began. On Pentecost, with the fulfilling of His promise to send the Comforter, He becomes Christ Jesus, showing Him as head over all things to the Church.
The point of this rambling dissertation is to illustrate that people like the president, whose relationship with Him I seriously question, will seldom refer to the Lord as any thing other than “Jesus”. Almost never will they call Him Jesus Christ, or the Lord Jesus Christ and virtually never as Christ Jesus. Spiritually speaking the power in them fears and loathes the power that is in His name. Or, at least that is what I see. Obama knows ‘Jesus’ but does not know “Jesus Christ”.
[-1] February 3, 2016 at 10:46pm
If Evolution is a fact, then it should be noted that facts can, and often do change. For example, prior to the summer of 1969, no man had set foot on the moon. Facts change; truth does not. Jesus said of His Father, “thy Word is truth”.
I am fully aware that many will take exception to this statement, but the beautiful thing about truth is that it does not need acceptance or approval from some scientifically oriented board of intellectuals to be so. Evolution is based on the changing sands of facts, to be sure.
Generally speaking, it's only common sense to change when the facts demand it. Those "changing sands of facts" are the basis of all good science.
Certainly, the theory of evolution has itself evolved since Darwin's time. It has been modified to accommodate genetics; it has been revised to account for punctuated evolution; it has incorporated molecular biology; etc. There is no such thing as "settled" science, nor should there be.
Faith and science are two different things. While faith might be based on immutable principles, science has to adapt to the facts.
There it's such thing as settled science. Water boils and freezes at specific temperatures given constant conditions.
What cannot be settled is conjecture and Darwinian evolution is nothing more or less than conjecture.
 February 3, 2016 at 10:11pm
Romans 8:31 says “what shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” Hint to you atheists Bible un-scholars: this is rhetorical question, meaning that the answer is obvious.
Romans was written by a dude who frequently tripped out on Syrian rue. Paul, on the trip to Damascus, saw all sorts of lights, the same that are induced by LSD and Syrian rue, which was a common hallucinogenic drug at the time.
[-1] February 2, 2016 at 7:48pm
There you go again Blink; setting yourself up as the standard to judge others by. And no wonder as that is what a person without God and without hope will always do. Read the Book of Judges sometime. It says repeatedly what people will always do when they ignore or deny God: “every man did right in his own eyes”. I don’t mean to sound harsh, but given your innumerable comments about the failings of theists vs you atheists, I’d say the Bible once again has anticipated your behavior.
February 2, 2016 at 7:41pm
Well Huff ol’ buddy ol’ pal, that tactic has worked for the resident atheists on this site.. Cheers!
February 2, 2016 at 7:17pm
The Lord also said to his followers that the day was coming when they would ask him nothing, but would ask the Father in his name. He also said that the Holy Spirit would not speak of himself but would “take of mine and show it unto you”.
People can pray any way they want, but I am of the school of thought that a person should pray to the Father in the name of Jesus Christ. The role of the angels is to carry out the prayers of the believers. Of the angels left since the fall of Lucifer and his subsequent taking of 1/3 of the angelic host with him, there are those who are warriors or fight to defend the believers and there are those who are messengers. Both Gabriel and Michael serve God and are as Hebrews says, “ministering spirits to those who shall be heirs of salvation.”
 February 1, 2016 at 8:26pm
Well Blink, maybe you should remove the atheist colored glasses and you might have a different view, although I doubt it. It is your heart that doesn’t see and you don’t believe because you don’t want to, not because of any “evidence” you have garnered from like minded sources.