User Profile: Margyt

Margyt

Member Since: June 13, 2011

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  • [20] October 24, 2014 at 2:16pm

    Lance Ford appears to be part of a movement (which includes the likes of Rick Warren) who want to reimage the church. They emphasize concepts like “missional” and “community” to create a more open and welcoming Christianity. They deemphasize sin in an attempt to “embrace” sinners. All are ostensibly good concepts and are what drive most of the megachurches that attract the under-forty crowd. They are accompanied by quality rock music and sermons that make the audience feel good. The only problem: a lot of what they do is not scriptural and the churches seem to be fraught with leadership problems (Mars Hill for example). The reality is that the church is out of favor because we are a very sinful people and don’t want to be accountable to God or man for doing what feels good to us.

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  • October 22, 2014 at 1:31am

    Woodles, your response is bizarre as I absolutely said nothing about the comparative merits of the religions. Why do you rail so hard against truth? My horse must actually be very high if you are so certain of my bias without my saying it at all.

  • October 21, 2014 at 4:21pm

    You have to wonder how these think-tank “intellectual” kinds of guys get the platform to tell us all how to think. He is right about the artificial nation-state boundaries in the mid-east but extremely simplistic in his discussion of what founded them. He is also very wrong about the “community” aspect of religion. While both Christians and Muslims value community, each religion has a book that is the universal guideline for its practice. That book applies to individuals as well as the collective and crosses all cultural, geographic and generational boundaries. The book of the Christians teaches a very different message from the book of the Muslims. That little device that they talk about at the beginning of this video is very applicable to this discussion. The orifice from which he pulls his opinion could well use a plug.

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  • [1] October 21, 2014 at 3:16pm

    I agree that this is a trap for the Kleins. It will be interesting to see how they handle it. They can take the money in good faith but it will certainly be used to smear them. The donor has messed up theology.

  • [4] October 11, 2014 at 1:05pm

    I think he may be on to something. It is certainly the worst moral failing of the Republican party to have allowed the urban plantations to form and get entrenched. We have fought bravely against abortion and gay marriage and for strong national defense. We have failed to be good neighbors and leaders to the black community. It is akin morally to what BO is doing with his lackluster anti-terror campaign.

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  • October 4, 2014 at 12:50pm

    I love your comment the most of all I have read here. The last paragraph matches my thinking exactly.

    In reply to DantheDog's comment on the contribution The New Jobs Report Is Pure Fraud

  • September 26, 2014 at 2:51pm

    What kind of adults will we generate with this kind of constraint?

  • [2] September 26, 2014 at 2:47pm

    They are pretty desperate to need to challenge something as innocuous as this. They have so successfully eradicated overt Christian messages that they have to go to the tangential. I think it is time for a mass wearing of “Jesus is Lord” T-shirts in every school across the country. That will keep FFRF happy for a while.

  • September 26, 2014 at 2:30pm

    The only way this would be anything for us to judge is if she had done it while publicly declaring her faith and had been photographed for porn use for profit.

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  • September 23, 2014 at 12:39pm

    Don’t miss the point that there are pay differences. They are just explainable. The real issue is that many children are abandoned by their fathers and women are left to carry the whole weight alone. Child care costs and other issues eat into their income and the end result is families in poverty while single men just have the freedom to earn and spend without constraint. That is not the same issue as the one presented here but it definitely contributes to the situation.

  • [8] September 23, 2014 at 12:25pm

    They all knew what she was getting into when she signed up. Just like Bristol Palin, she will come out the other end with her reputation intact. Christians aren’t prudes. Grandpa Robertson was very frank in describing the body parts he enjoys when he got in trouble for bashing homosexuality. We aren’t condemning him for that. God made sex and made us sexual. He just doesn’t want us getting into situations where inappropriate sexual contact is fostered. I personally think DWTS gets close to the line at times but I have never felt uncomfortable watching it and I am close to a Christian prude.

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  • [5] September 15, 2014 at 4:01pm

    Having declared themselves advocates of Jihadist Islam, they are enemies to all that is good and right. If we are taking them out overseas, we should also take them out over here. Free speech for sure but if they were carrying signs that say “We are bank robbers”, I think there would be consequences. We have to stop condoning this.

  • [1] September 12, 2014 at 10:48am

    Islam is a religion and a political movement. We do not need to be at war with Islam, though. We need to be at war with the political arm of Islam. When Christians in the US exercised their political clout, they were responded to in kind. A war of words and a war of ballots ensued. Christianity lost. We need to do the same “in kind” response to Islam.

  • [21] September 8, 2014 at 4:32pm

    It will take a strong leader to thread the needle this guy is trying to thread. He is right on the basic premise but usually the result of speaking it is moral ambiguity. I don’t think the coarse language helps anyone and it does degrade the message. No God-loving body of believers now or ever would cast out sinners whether they are homosexual, drunks, thieves or whatever unless they were actively drawing proselytes to themselves. That is not new. We are all sinners, so we’d be in a world of hurt if we rejected sinners from our fellowship.

  • September 8, 2014 at 4:16pm

    If I were Gaylor, I’d be appalled at my own intellectual dishonesty.

  • [1] September 8, 2014 at 4:15pm

    It is not exactly lies. The Bible does contain the very strict moral code that includes capital punishment for things we don’t execute people for today. It also contains the life of Christ and the doctrine of grace. I guess the atheists are more interested in punishment than grace. Not the choice I’d make.

  • [3] September 8, 2014 at 4:09pm

    Funny how those Bibles jump out the bedside table drawers and attack and offend hotel patrons. Funny, too how a book whose main tenets includes “thou shalt not kill” becomes a manual for murder. Funny how we condone capital punishment in our laws but don’t allow it for ancient Jews. Funny how we can’t get moral clarity about ISIS but have absolute clarity about the morality of the Torah. Anyone with a brain and the ability to read can see through this nonsense easily but not Penn State. Any wonder they have had the troubles they have had the past few years?

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  • [1] September 6, 2014 at 1:59pm

    So now she justifies abortion and becomes an activist to assuage her guilt? The ectopic pregnancy truly would have endangered her life with no chance for the baby. The other one could have been carried and I am sure that is where the guilt comes from. Unfortunately embracing murder for any reason doesn’t work. The conscience knows better.

  • September 5, 2014 at 12:53pm

    Drone it. Advertise that you are a bad guy, face the music.

  • [1] August 16, 2014 at 5:22pm

    Thank God that BO stepped in to save the day. Oh wait, never mind. It is called “magical thinking”.

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