User Profile: Lloyd Drako

Lloyd Drako

Member Since: September 02, 2010

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  • [-1] September 2, 2015 at 12:03pm

    No one silenced religion as such at the Nazi camps. There were still Protestant and Catholic chaplains and observances available for the people who worked there.

  • September 2, 2015 at 12:00pm

    Scuse me all to pieces–link does not seem to work. But you have to imagine Jesus with skis, poles and a helmet. The robe probably would still be a bit drafty.

  • September 2, 2015 at 11:54am

    Is Jesus being mocked here? Or is he just being invited to the downright heavenly experience of blasting through a few feet of powder?
    http://www.traveller.com.au/content/dam/images/1/f/5/a/6/image.related.articleLeadwide.620×349.1edel.png/1306417984363.jpg

  • September 2, 2015 at 11:51am

    Not really true. A belief in some sort of life after death is perfectly compatible with atheism, and belief in a God does not necessarily imply belief in a life after death. Some Hindus and Buddhists hold the former position, and many Jews hold the latter.

  • [1] September 2, 2015 at 11:48am

    Normally a Jesus statue on public land would seem to violate the establishment of religion clause, but in this case I’d make an exception. Judging by the view downhill from where Jesus stands, I’d say skiers and riders need all the divine protection they can get. Winter is coming!

  • [-3] September 1, 2015 at 2:19pm

    mewnani, good points all.
    If your main source of news is TheBlaze, it’s not surprising that you don’t know about the European demographic inundation.
    There’s a difference between refugees and migrants. The former, if properly registered in the first haven they come to, are considered persecuted and have the right to stay. The latter do not. Increasingly, though, the distinction has been breaking down.
    There’s also a geographical distinction to be made. Refugees and migrants from war-torn (and also drought-ridden) parts of Africa are the ones crossing the Mediterranean to Italy and Greece. On, the other hand, the latest wave has come overland, traversing the Balkans from Syria, Iraq and even as far away as Afghanistan. Germany is preparing to take in some 800,000, far more than Iceland. I’m not sure if the Germans are trying to shame other European countries or simply live down their (increasingly remote) past.
    Britain’s island location has so far spared it much of the deluge. Hence the jungle at Calais. The “higher ups” you speak of are the EU authorities, who have attempted to assign quotas, which some countries accept while others refuse them. Poland, for example, rejects its quote because it says it has to be ready to accept refugees from Ukraine.

  • [1] September 1, 2015 at 2:01pm

    It’s Beck who seems primarily concerned about refugees who are Christian. The Icelanders apparently don’t discriminate, they just see people in need.

  • [6] September 1, 2015 at 1:58pm

    Most of the refugees will be Muslims of one sort or another, not Christians. Should we assume that Beck wants to invite them in too?

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  • [24] September 1, 2015 at 12:30pm

    Let’s not get carried away here. $11 million is pretty good for a movie without Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lawrence, alien monsters or superheroes, but it’s not exactly taking the box office by storm.

    If it has a 91% audience approval rating, that is probably because many of the people who went to see it last weekend had been well primed by the evangelical grapevine and Christian-friendly media like TheBlaze to support the team. “Mission Impossible” and “The Hunger Games” should be so lucky.

    Is it G, PG-13 or what? I haven’t seen. Anyhow, it’s obviously fairly family-friendly. You can take your kids. Perhaps it’s a good thing for its numbers that it didn’t have to compete with a “Frozen 2″ or yet another iteration of the Minions.

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  • September 1, 2015 at 11:35am

    Argyle 58:

    This has nothing to do with Biblical teaching or whether or not the Roman Catholic Church is the One True Church or a Spawn of Satan or whatever it is that you believe.

    Nor does it really matter whether Constantine was genuinely converted or just wanted to use the Church as an instrument of control. The fact is, the Church already existed.

    By the time of Constantine’s (alleged) conversion after AD 312,the Christian system of city bishops, with the Patriarchs of Jerusalem, Alexandria, Antioch and Rome enjoying primacy, was already in place both outside and inside the Roman Empire (but mostly inside). It had millions of members; that was probably why Constantine decided that they couldn’t be licked and so must be joined.

    In the early 4th century no Christians yet believed that the Roman Patriarch (the Pope) was necessarily elevated above all the others; in fact, the creation of a new Patriarch of Constantinople complicated the picture.

    The Church was sometimes called “Catholic,” meaning that in principle it should extend everywhere, and sometimes “Orthodox,” expressing the belief that all Christians should believe the same ever-evolving theological doctrines about Jesus’ divine and human natures and so on.

    The distinctly Roman Catholic Church only slowly came into focus in the centuries after Constantine, as the Latin West drew apart from the Greek East.

  • [1] September 1, 2015 at 10:23am

    How do you figure Charlemagne created the Papacy? Wasn’t it a Pope who made him Emperor? Except maybe for the Emperor of Japan, the Pope holds the world’s oldest continuously occupied official position.

    How do you figure Constantine created the Church? It existed from the moment of Jesus’ Resurrection, among those who believed. Constantine simply gave it Roman official recognition and favor.

    Never mind the Divine Will–stop screwing up history?

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  • [-18] September 1, 2015 at 10:19am

    I am absolutely in agreement with everything the Holy Father has said. It is still no reason for a completely secular government such as that of the US or any of its component states to attempt to restrict access to voluntary abortion.

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  • September 1, 2015 at 10:15am

    Of course gays can make children. Why do you think God allowed us to invent the turkey baster?

  • [-3] September 1, 2015 at 9:00am

    I swear I have no idea why all this hatred of the Bureau of Land Management. I thought we had pretty much put the Cliven Bundy thing behind us.

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  • [-1] September 1, 2015 at 8:52am

    Well, this is very sad, innit it? People who would like spousal benefits for their loving partners and children who would benefit from two legal parents rather than one, are trying to get this woman to curse God and die?

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  • [-3] August 31, 2015 at 6:34pm

    What kind of idiot actually subscribes? Read, weep, laugh and occasionally comment.

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  • [9] August 31, 2015 at 3:39pm

    Skankorama. Who cares either way?

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  • [-2] August 31, 2015 at 12:23pm

    This is a predictably scary hypothetical about a pretty improbable event. Somehow I doubt that an Iranian missile would get close enough to the US to be detonated in this way. It would surely be detected by satellites and destroyed by Israel if not by us. If it has to happen, better in 15 years than next year.

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  • [-6] August 30, 2015 at 7:09pm

    Ramos was being kind of rude and Trump was right to have him ejected. But the Trump flunky who told Ramos, an American citizen, to “get out of my country,” now, that gives pause.

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  • [-10] August 30, 2015 at 7:01pm

    McKinley won’t mind. He’s been dead for over 100 years. He let himself be assassinated. Loser. It’s not as if the name were being changed to “Denali” from “Mt. Reagan.”

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