Disruptive because of the lack of sleeves or because of the logo on the front?
April 24, 2013 at 9:08am
I have heard nothing about the fact that he is wearing a muscle shirt with no sleeves. When I was in school back in the 80′s and 90′s, that wasn’t allowed. I’m not saying the shirt logo should cause issues but it may actually be because of the lack of sleeves. Have we heard the school’s reason?
Disruptive because of the lack of sleeves or because of the logo on the front?
The teacher demanded that he change his shirt or turn it inside out and he refused. He was in the cafeteria (presumably getting lunch). I don't know if the refusal happened in the cafeteria or in a classroom. He was then escorted out of the cafeteria (presumably to the principle's office) and the other children cheered him on. THAT was the "disrupting the educational process". Apparently so many kids thought he was in the right, that the "school officials" deemed him a danger to the school for inciting the other children to riot. He was arrested on that trumped up charge to remove him from the school and to intimidate the other kids into submission.
April 4, 2013 at 9:08am
Not all of us! I voted for Bostic but unfortunately a lot of others went off of name recognition and the NRA endorsement.
April 3, 2013 at 7:54am
He lied about a whole lot which makes him a liar. Telling me I’m not a Christian if I don’t forgive him. That’s another lie. So, I have to disagree… The man is a liar and has no morals.
April 3, 2013 at 7:51am
He not only cheated on and abandoned his family, but all of us residents as well. He isn’t sorry, he’s just serving up a guilt trip to all these gullible takers.
April 3, 2013 at 7:49am
I voted yesterday as this is my district. I voted for Curtis Bostic (former Marine and Constitutional Conservative) and I am now disgusted to see that so many fellow South Carolinians are either stupid or forgetful. Sanford left the state without telling ANYONE to spend MY TAXPAYER money to fly to bang his mistress. Not only did he abandon his wife and sons but also every single resident of the state. He was removed from his position and I agreed! Now this man has the audacity to tell me that if I don’t forgive him for his complete lack of self-control and absence of morals, then I am not a Christian. No, Sanford, you are a disgusting, lying, POS and I will now be voting for Colbert (even though it will hurt) and leaving this lost district for one where people actually THINK vs. voting on name recognition, or what their husband told them. Granted, I’ll end up back in the woods which is just find with me!
Yeah just what you guys ( South Carolina) and the Republicans need - a return of a known loser. The Republican Party is dead - and this proves it.
Sanford has made a LOT of good, sound, conservative decisions, and votes according to the proper conservative mindset, but I too am dismayed that the SC GOP has allowed him back in the political arena because he's a liar, cheat, and serial sacred promise breaker as are ALL adulterers.
Look, it's a wonderful Christian thing to forgive the man who robbed your home, maybe even not press charges if he returns the stolen goods, but you DON'T give him the keys to your house afterward!
Sadly, we're left with trusting that his repentance is bona fide, since voting for the Democrat is INSANE.
Is he karl rove approved?
January 10, 2013 at 6:24pm
I hope this never happens to me but at least my 40 should make sure he doesn’t get back up.
Ok to everyone who thinks their 40 cal or 45 cal handgun will dispatch enemies with devastating efficiency, please do not think that...that is folly. Handguns, any caliber, are poor performers. It is not like the movies where one or two shots and the threat is stopped. Rifles are exponentially more damaging and you can shoot a deer, double lung, with a 308 and it will still run 50 yards or so. Do you really think a man, weighing more than a deer will be dropped instantly with a handgun? My point is, do not have a false sense of security in your handgun.
December 28, 2012 at 12:53pm
Thanks for the advice! I too move them to the side of the road in which they were heading.
December 28, 2012 at 12:11pm
Well, I’m one southerner who stops and moves the little guys out of the road. This can be pretty dangerous on country roads but I’m careful. The snapping turtle I encountered one day threw me for a loop, but my umbrella took the brunt of his wrath and I still got his rather large butt off the road!
During the warm months is when they are out.
You thump their shell,when they close,you grab
them (the shell) mid way to the top!
I move them the direction they're traveling!
Thanks for the advice! I too move them to the side of the road in which they were heading.
When we lived in Oklahoma there were times when there would be a lot of turtles on the roads. I was told by people who had lived there for a while that it was not safe to hit a turtle. I always swerved anyways to MISS them, but after I was told that the shell of a turtle can crack and puncture your tire if you run them over, I was even more cautious! I tried moving one once but it was a water turtle and was way heavier than I had expected and had claws that dug into the ground and he moved way faster than I would have believed possible!
LALA76.. you are a very good person! thank you!
I usually stop and set them down across the road,too lala.
October 17, 2012 at 8:18am
So she shouldn’t have to follow the rules? Anybody with an outstanding book or fine couldn’t go to any school function, including graduation, when I was in school. They also couldn’t get their actual diploma without settling first. No sympathy…FOLLOW THE RULES and you’ll get a lot further than whining and complaining about any perceived injustice.
This wouldn't have been a story if it were not for the intransigence of the principal. The offer was made to return the book so that the student could attend the dance. How did the principal respond? Fairly? With kindness and understanding? Or stubbornly? Without consideration? These teachers and administrators act in loco parentis. Unfortunately, in cases like this, it's without the heart of a parent. This seems like a trivial case, but it's frightening to see how far supposedly "educated" people will go to exercise the power they've been given.
October 10, 2012 at 7:30pm
Thank you, Mr. Gowdy! Between you, Tim Scott, Nikki Haley, and Lindsey Graham, the people of SC are heard loud and clear!
October 8, 2012 at 6:24pm
You are taking both verses out of context. I highly doubt you’ve ever READ the bible and instead just use it as a reference to make whatever point serves you. That’s quite a dangerous approach when it comes to your faith.
October 3, 2012 at 12:01pm
No, we’re just ignoring your stupid comments.
October 3, 2012 at 7:53am
Go climb back into your hole!
October 2, 2012 at 11:36am
@ Chrisdiamond: That’s great…FOR YOU. It’s still your opinion. I choose to believe differently. You still have no right to say I’m wrong. Why can’t you get that!? I love how you’re only tolerant when others agree with you.
@ phillyathiest: Go for it. Your comment doesn’t even apply to my point. You can try again if you’d like.
October 2, 2012 at 10:32am
Nice. Glad to see you atheists are consistent in your attacks on others’ PERSONAL beliefs. It is MY GOD’s word and you really have no place saying anything about it. If you don’t believe in MY “stuff” then don’t use it in an argument against me. It only shows your lack of solid proof or reasoning, which clearly demonstrates your intolerant and stupid mind.
October 2, 2012 at 10:13am
I have a real problem with anyone claiming to be an atheist citing scripture to me. If you don’t believe in a God then you have no right to point to God’s word as your justification, or a rule for me to follow. We see who is the real hypocrite!
The term "god's word" is your [christians] title given to your idol [the bible].
Nice. Glad to see you atheists are consistent in your attacks on others' PERSONAL beliefs. It is MY GOD's word and you really have no place saying anything about it. If you don't believe in MY "stuff" then don't use it in an argument against me. It only shows your lack of solid proof or reasoning, which clearly demonstrates your intolerant and stupid mind.
LALA - how about an Atheist using the words God or Jesus Christ? i say it whenever i stub my toe or hear a Republican speak. is this ok?
Well then you are a big hypocrite, Philly. Just be sure not to stub your toe around city hall, or else you'll get a hefty lawsuit from your friends at FFRF
CAT - i know, but i can't help it. it's part of the vernacular. at least when i hear someone sneeze i just say "bless you", but even that sounds religious. old habits, i suppose.
What you are actually doing is blaspheming the name of your Creator and you will answer for it.
But, I want to help you out. Two things you can do:
1. Repent and accept God's forgiveness in Christ (I highly recommend this option. Less fire and brimstone)
2. Next time you stub your toe, yell "Allah dammit" or or better yet "F'n Mohammed". And I will sit and dream about you stubbing your toe in Yemen.
It was the Bible itself that led to my disbelief... and not out of some young rebellion or anger with God, it was out of reading the words in English, Latin, ancient Greek, ancient Hebrew... Yea, I went on an almost 2-year study mission, 4-6 hours a day reading/studying, and in prayer almost constantly while I was awake. I fasted often, the whole bit. My prayers were for truth and discernment. I've known many, MANY Christians, and my pastor while I was going through this felt certain that my strong desire was evidence of some calling. We discussed/debated scripture and I know that my take on them shaped (or reshaped) some of his own, and those of other ministers/priests. So I know my understanding was on point, and my desire for knowledge and truth was pure, not for personal glory. Yet here I am, knowing that religion (nearly every single one of them and all their individual sects) are about little more than control of many by the few. With Christianity in particular, it's about manipulation of people into a desired pattern of behavior through guilt and fear. "You were so bad that Jesus had to be tortured, nailed to a cross and die for you," and we tell our kids that (albeit in a much more positive manner) from even before they're old enough to understand. "God's will," is an excuse to avoid personal responsibility. And because we do know and understand the scriptures, we can tell Christians about how un-Christ-like they are. Y'all don't like that. Surpri
@ Chrisdiamond: That's great...FOR YOU. It's still your opinion. I choose to believe differently. You still have no right to say I'm wrong. Why can't you get that!? I love how you're only tolerant when others agree with you.
@ phillyathiest: Go for it. Your comment doesn't even apply to my point. You can try again if you'd like.
LALA, feel free to see you idol as "god's word". If it makes you happy, continue with that belief. Just don't go on a mission to see how it was actually put together. Best you don't.
I have seen 8 million atheist on message boards claim they have studied the bible and that is why they don't believe. However, When they speak about biblical issues they are totally ignorant. The entire Christian faith is predicated on Jesus' resurrection and the notion that Jesus was who he said he was. What is your alternative hypothesis on Jesus and the Resurrection?
"an atheist citing scripture to me."
The problem is he was totally wrong in his interpretation of the scripture he cited. Jesus was not saying keep your religion to yourself or stay out of the public square.
"@ Chrisdiamond: That’s great…FOR YOU. It’s still your opinion. I choose to believe differently. You still have no right to say I’m wrong. Why can’t you get that!? I love how you’re only tolerant when others agree with you."
Actually, I have the right to say whatever I like, so long as it is not slanderous or libelous. There's even a protection of that natural right in the 1st amendment of that Constitution thing. So the "why can't you get that," question from you should be reconsidered based on the facts I just posted in response. You have the right to disagree with my assessment, as you obviously do. And that's fine. It's sad though, to get into these kinds of discussions with people who are Christians and discover that I know the Bible, the foundation of their serious religious conviction, better than they do. Many atheists experience this, and we feel horrible about it. Why? Because so many Christians are willing to devote their lives (at least in word) to a theology they don't really know or understand with any measurable depth.
I am more tolerant than your short-sightedness will allow you to give me credit for. I would, never even attempt to infringe upon your right to believe and practice your faith however you chose to. My only demand, and a just one it is, is that your theology, and Muslim theology and Judaism, Catholicism, Mormonism, et al ad infinitum stay the hell out of public policy. This way, both of us could be happy. How's
@ KSTRET - "What is your alternative hypothesis on Jesus and the Resurrection?" That it didn't happen. Horus, Attis, Zoroaster, Glycon, Heracles, Dionysus, Romulus, Odysseus, Krishna, and Buddah, are all historical figures that predated Jesus and have similar stories, such as virgin births, born on Dec 25th, performed miracles, etc, etc, etc.
"That it didn’t happen. Horus, Attis, Zoroaster, Glycon, Heracles, Dionysus, Romulus, Odysseus, Krishna, and Buddah, are all historical figures that predated Jesus and have similar stories, such as virgin births, born on Dec 25th, performed miracles, etc, etc, etc."
The notion Christianity borrowed from Greek Mythology demonstrably false. This claim has been debunked over and over again. That argument doesn't hold any water.
A god physically having sex with a woman or someone being created out of a rock isn't a virgin birth.You are simply parroting what you read on atheist web sites. It shows that you are totally ignorant on the subject.
k . . and it is equally as absurd that "Mary was a virgin who was made pregnant of the holy spirit". I'm glad you've recognized that. I'm also glad that you recognize the ridiculous notion of "the sons of god having sex with the daughters of women because they found their hair nice looking, creating a race of giants that had to be destroyed by a world wide flood." Glad we're on the same page.
There will always be those who do not believe in anything except themselves. Ask anyone of them if they believe they are humans are the greatest beings in the universe. If so then who did all this work so we are able to live here? The ooze theory? As for the founders of our Constitution were men of faith. At one time to study law they used the Bible as a guide. It was many years later that Blackburn was written. Even the schools at one time used the Bible to teach. Why some like to leave parts out of history for their own benefit is understandable as either they want to or do not know any better. So with the American Indians, Greek law and many other guides our Constitution was written after much planning and thought to make this country a better land to provide freedom from government. The more a person learns to love, not just for sex as this is only in marriage, but to understand all mankind. To come together for a better and greater world. Then and only then can they understand God thereby making this a much better world for all as this is what he has planned for all his children. Love is the greatest gift God gave his children, for from this all can find answers for all the problems in this world we live in.
My alternate theory on Jesus and the resurrection? What does it matter? You dismissed the mention of how Christianity borrowed from earlier religions, yet you did not provide any proof that these 'theories' were debunked. If you do, of course it will come from a Christian source, and not a secular source, which discredits any argument you would make about it anyway. Surely you understand this. Examining the similarities between these stories is enough to spark the notion that maybe Judaism and Christianity 'borrowed' from others. We see it in the real world with knock-offs of retail items. Why should this be any different? "Let's model a story after this so we can demand 10% of people's money and control them through guilty and fearful manipulation." Given the history of the church, this is quite plausible indeed.
I would love to discuss the Bible, Jesus, prophecy, the dispensations, the 'fall of man', the hypocrisy and ridiculousness of the story of man's creation, the apocalypse, the bloody Kingship of David, Go'd propensity toward jealousy, rage, murder (and other baser human traits) as much as you like. And I'll do it knowing already that you will dismiss my knowledge of scripture because I disagree with you. Say when.
And one more thing LaLa... argumentation requires the examination of the foundation of one's argument (in your case, the Bible). If it bothers you that atheists throw scripture at you, then learn the Bible better and how to argue
The issue is whether Christianity borrowed from Greek Mythology. This is a claim that internet atheists make all the time. It is also a false claim. You response is a red herring.I thought atheists valued learning and education?
"My alternate theory on Jesus and the resurrection? What does it matter?"
Seeing that Christianity stands or falls on who Jesus was and the resurrection and you claimed that your in-depth study of the bible lead you to atheism, I would think that you would have come up with an alternative hypothesis
"You dismissed the mention of how Christianity borrowed from earlier religions, yet you did not provide any proof that these ‘theories’ were debunked. If you do, of course it will come from a Christian source, and not a secular source, which discredits any argument you would make about it anyway. Surely you understand this."
First of all, you are making the genetic logical fallacy. Just because a Christian presents historical information doesn't mean it's not true.
"Examining the similarities between these stories is enough to spark the notion that maybe Judaism and Christianity ‘borrowed’ from others. We see it in the real world with knock-offs of retail items. Why should this be any different? “Let’s model a story after this so we can demand 10% of people’s money and control them through guilty and fearful manipulation.” Given the history of the church, this is quite plausible indeed."
Your response is indicative of someone who hasn't looked into the issue. You are getting your information from atheist web sites. This would also make you guilty of special pleading. On one hand you are dismissing something because it might come from a Christian source but on the other, you are accepting the atheist claims and not dismissing them because they are coming from atheists.
A god physically having sex with a women and getting her pregnant is not the same as a virgin birth. That is what the majority of the examples are. The closer the parallel is to Christianity, the material either found after Christianity was formed or it is a false claim. For example,Mithra is often cited as evidence of Christianity borrowing from Paganism. Mithra came from a rock not a virgin.
Secondly, the argument fails because Christianity came from Judaism not Paganism. They didn't hold paganism in high regard. Jesus being the messiah came from the OT not paganism.
Finally, the argument presupposes the Christian notion of Jesus was a fictional character. Most scholars who are not Christian concede that Jesus was a historical figure, he was crucified, he died, and the apostles believed that he was resurrected. They also concede that Paul believed that he encountered Jesus on the road to Damascus and experienced a conversion. That shoots the theory of Christianity plagiarizing paganism in the foot.
K, . . . some were. . . . others weren't! There HAD been pre-christian gods that were a product of "a god" and a human female. It is an absurd notion as much as "the virgin Mary" or "the Nephilim". But let's not get bogged down with them. There is AMPLE ammunition against "a god who has a son" myths. It is what you would find when humans make up a story. A "superman" who can "do no wrong". For example. . .
I am strong. That other guy is stronger. God must be the strongest!
I can see pretty far. My buddy can see things further away than me. God must be able to see EVERYTHING!
I'm a pretty good person. My brother is a LOT more moral, if I'm honest. God must be ALL moral.
"We are flawed, but can be made better". People actually worship the human form with their "beliefs". It's why the bible had to include "we were made in god's image". A "god" anthropomorphized. . . . . . with "eyes", "ears", "nostrils", even a "back side". Ask yourself why? When you understand the narcissism that has permeated humans for thousands of years, . . . you will have your answer.
And at the end, . . . . an eternal reward. . . . based solely upon. . . . . "I made the right decision". Note the "I".
Probably need two posts for this, but I wanted to respond after seeing your response just now.
"Seeing that Christianity stands or falls on who Jesus was and the resurrection and you claimed that your in-depth study of the bible lead you to atheism, I would think that you would have come up with an alternative hypothesis."
My alternative hypothesis is that Jesus was a man that got tortured and nearly killed by an angry mob of idiots. If he went to a grave or the tomb, he was likely stolen out of there and given medical treatment. Like other texts in India, I believe he may have left and went that way to live out the rest of his days. But I do not believe he was God incarnate because I do not believe in a God.
"First of all, you are making the genetic logical fallacy. Just because a Christian presents historical information doesn‘t mean it’s not true."
I did not do well at framing my point. I apologize. You are correct. It would be difficult for either of us to convincingly argue our points on Christianity since we each believe different sources. What we could do is support our thesis by additional evidence, or by citing empirical errors in the evidence presented.
The difference between us, perhaps, with regards to the information we rely on for the formation of our opinion is that I have studied both sides deeply and intently. When I was studying the bible, I believed the Bible wholly. More on the next post.
"You are getting your information from atheist web sites. This would also make you guilty of special pleading. On one hand you are dismissing something because it might come from a Christian source but on the other, you are accepting the atheist claims and not dismissing them because they are coming from atheists."
But you're discounting that I studied the Bible as intently and deeply as I say I did because I disagree with you and cite other sources for that disagreement. I have read and absorbed information from both sides, and chose the empirical over the mythical.
Virgin birth, pre-cursors of Christianity etc...
First, it is physically impossible in human beings. Second, how does a spirit do any impregnating exactly? Can that be measured and quantified beyond the colorful story of a charlatan? Many have contended that Jesus was born in the spring time, yet we celebrate his birth on Christmas, 25 December... a Pagan celebration. The Hebrews in the OT also called the Persian conquerer Cyrus the Great a Messiah, just not THE Messiah...
Jesus as a fictional character...
I believe he existed, but as a man without any divinity and certainly not as God, or a God incarnate. Paul's conversion does not shoot the claim of Christianity plagiarizing Paganism in the foot because the story/myth of Christ's resurrection had anywhere from 10-35 yrs to reach Paul. Paul was obviously clever, and could have carried the myth forward on his own from there, and
September 27, 2012 at 6:12pm
Have you ever heard of national security and intelligence gathering? Can you, for one second, lower your opinion of yourself enough to see that you do not know everything about everything? Israel is by far the most powerful intel gathering resource that we have on all things in the middle east. To think that we could gather as much on our own is idiotic. I don’t think we belong in the middle east, per se, but you better believe that we need ears and eyes there. All of your big comments just show how small your mind is, and how little you know about what is really going on in this world.
September 26, 2012 at 10:10am
The troll is back!
September 26, 2012 at 9:37am
This woman knows that you are a flaming MORON! I look to the past, notice the present, and think about the future. In none of that do I see Obama as anything but an evil, narcissistic, dictator who is out to turn the USA into his ideal of a socialist nation by weakening us fiscally, morally, and defensively. Maybe these liberal women are stupid enough to believe the lies but most conservative ladies are NOT. WE actually think for ourselves and don’t look to the likes of you or liberal idiots for our thoughts! Good day!