Noone is complaining about him killing terrorist its just his hipocracy of it all. And Im no islam expert (other than I hate them all) but I'd bet the ones he kills is a sheite or sunni type thing ya kno? Maybe the ones he's killin aren't his kind of muslim like they kill each other in Iraq.
March 18, 2013 at 3:16pm
This reminds me of Mormons. I’ve been taught my whole life that Mormons were a cult, were evil ect… But I listened to beck for a year and agreed with him so much on biblical and spiritual issues and then I found out he was Mormon. So I stated to do some research everytime someone made a claim about Mormons and everytime they were wrong. It’s misinformation passed down generation after generation without anyone every lookin into the religious themselves, all hearsay. I learned from everyone who was not a mormon tell me what Mormons believe, and once I found out they were wrong and knew nothing abou them, I told myself I would never criticize a religion without firsthand knowledge
Now as for Scientology, I know nothing about them. This woman coming out with this book about her experience
1. Doesn’t make it true that it even happened
2. Was that one fanatical sect in the religion?
Well, the actual issue you are highlighting is religious propaganda. Many faiths put out propaganda about other faiths, highlighting their 'evil' differences. It gets very hard to tell truth from fiction, it's much like today's political propaganda. The spin gets so intense, you can't even tell what is or isn't being spun any more.
Scientology, until it opens up about its deeper doctrine and processes will continue to suffer from this kind of book and from other kinds of propaganda. To use your example of the Mormon's, they opened up their doctrine decades ago and it has taken this long for people to finally see the faith as being pretty non-threatening. It also explains some of their quirks. Even their most closely guarded, 'sacred', things like their temple ceremonies are available to anyone that does basic internet research, but I echo your sentiment, beware of someone putting a good or bad spin on it. They are what they are, spin says more about the author of the information than the religion being studied.
I would hope that Scientology learns that lesson and opens up, rather than shuts down. Otherwise they will end up like the Shakers.
Christ gave everyone the easy rubric: By their fruits ye shall know them.
Do they do good deeds or bad? Simple test.
All I need to know about Mormons is they believe Jesus is NOT God. They believe we are all equal to Jesus as sons of God and Jesus was a "special" prophet but not actually the only son of God. (This is why they always address one another as "Brother" or "Sister.")
They believe there are many gods and our God is a mormon who was once like us. Also, the church is called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It is not called the "Mormon Church." I believe they are a cult. In fact, many people do not understand history do not realize the dangers of "churches." A good start is to realize that the word church is not biblical. The KJV has an incorrect translation. http://www.biblepages.net/gg06.htm
I completely agree with your post! I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka "Mormons") and had the exact same thought, just from another perspective. My entire life I've heard people misrepresent what my religion truly believes. Some, like you, do some research and discover that they have been misinformed. Others, automatically believe the spin (or out-right fabrication) and pass it on to others. These experiences have taught me that one should go to the source to discover what a religion believes (e.g. I wouldn't go to a Pastor to find out about Islam or I wouldn't go to a Rabbi to find out about Buddhism, or I wouldn't go to an athiest to find out about Christianity).
This lady is absolutely an authority on her personal experiences - however - those who have recently abandoned a certain religion are not usually the best authorities to teach the doctrines of that religion.
you've proven my point very well - you do not understand our doctrine and have either been misinformed on what we believe or have put your own spin on it.
I, too, am a member of the LDS Church, and I must second everything P8RIOT said.
September 3, 2012 at 12:11am
You must look at the verse in context to what is being said in the scripture. I’m not saying that is what he meant but they are justified in lookin into it, of you take the verse in context. If he wouldn’t have put the verse, there is a very good chance that he wouldve been investigated anyways bc this administration is against the Christian religion, but we shouldn’t supply them with easy ammunition.
September 3, 2012 at 12:06am
Yes, but to get the context you need to read the verses around it. I’m
Not saying that that’s what he meant, I’m saying that it can easily be perceived that way.
September 2, 2012 at 9:31pm
Okay, I can’t stand obama and his arrogance, but if you read the next verse, it says “Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow. (Psalm 109:9 KJV)”. So, while
I hate to see outrage when someone does something that isn’t meant to be a threat, he should have just posted the prayer thing and no scripture, that would’ve upsetted the left anyways, but at least there would be zero reason for it.
He didn't refer to Psalems 109.9, it says Psalem 109.8.
Yes, but to get the context you need to read the verses around it. I'm
Not saying that that's what he meant, I'm saying that it can easily be perceived that way.
You must look at the verse in context to what is being said in the scripture. I'm not saying that is what he meant but they are justified in lookin into it, of you take the verse in context. If he wouldn't have put the verse, there is a very good chance that he wouldve been investigated anyways bc this administration is against the Christian religion, but we shouldn't supply them with easy ammunition.
August 27, 2012 at 8:35am
We should shave him and drown him in bacon fat
June 28, 2012 at 11:51am
I work in the ER and 1 out of a thousand have insurance and the ones that don’t have insurance are the ones who come in with a stumped toe or a cough. It’s ridiculous! When I’m injured or sick I still go to work, I take over the counter meds and usually wind up taking care of people who should be pushing me around or dragging me from stretcher to stretcher because I’m too lazy too move. The true way to fix health care is to force payment to those who use the ER as their primary source of healthcare. If you arent dying, you pay for exam before you receive the service.
So true! What do you think will happen now when millions more can crowd your emergency rooms with a headache or stubbed toe!
June 28, 2012 at 11:44am
Should we go ahead and get our passports? I hear new Zealand is nice
June 28, 2012 at 11:39am
Your wisdom is inspiring ozonekiller. Hope for the best, plan for the worst.
June 28, 2012 at 11:35am
I hate to say it but if Romney doesn’t get this law repealed, we are going to have to have a revolution again. It sucks but we have to restore our freedoms. I found out the day before father’s day that I’m going to be a dad and I will not let my child be raised in a communist country. People, start stocking up on food and ammo. Let’s give Romney a chance but if he doesn’t come through, there’s going to be a fight and I’m going to side with the founders. We need to send the government a copy of the deceleration of independence, and then show them why they shouldn’t trample on their employers.
June 13, 2012 at 9:02pm
Blaming the victim, it’s like when they blamed that college student for getting raped because she wore a short skirt.
By victim, I hope you mean the Black family, whose house got burned down.
Of course not. The victims, according to the racists here, is the white neighborhood.
April 29, 2012 at 11:16pm
That wasn’t nothing but net, good shot but inaccurately described
April 29, 2012 at 9:02pm
April 29, 2012 at 9:01pm
I thought it was mostly funny. Didn’t know that Romney had two degrees from Harvard. He should make that a campaign slogan, something proving he’s twice as smart as Barak. I’m sure this will help obama’s poll numbers though, people will vote for him bc he’s “funny”.
April 1, 2012 at 5:43pm
What kind of a blessing it to give when it doesn’t hurt? The bible says to pay your first fruits, not pay your bills, pay fr entertainment ect… And then give god what is left over. Im for sabtorum but that’s a bull crap excuse
April 1, 2012 at 7:13am
I believe that everone is predisposed to certain behaviors such as alcoholism, homosexuality, anger, theft, or even killing (ex. serial killers). Everyone has something that they struggle with. Even though you may be predisposed to act a certain way does not mean that you have to act that way. Alcoholics go to AA meetings, sexual predators do the same ect… They are seeking help to keep from doing what they know is destroying them. The difference between them and homosexuals is that they believe that they don’t have a choice. I’m sorry but everyone was given something called free will and we all exercise it. They are choosing to continue in practicing homosexuality.
Wait, you are comparing 4 things that physically and emotionally hurt other people with something that does not? It amazes me that after all this time the only people that go after gays as being "wrong" are terrorists, nazis, Westboro Baptist Church, and Christians. Yet, Christians still forge ahead with this arrogant, self-proclaimed righteousness that homosexuality is bad. And you know what? Let's say it is bad. Do Christians spend as much energy on lying (even little white lies), cheating, child abuse, homelessness, and on and on? Are they as hateful towards those sins? Not even close.
March 23, 2012 at 10:08am
That’s actually pretty dang funny!
February 11, 2012 at 10:34am
Low fat? Hello? They need the maximum amount of energy they can get to survive in combat and she wants to limit that? How about healthy fats? Low fat is def not the way to go for people who require high calories to get through the day and may not be able to eat as often.
October 2, 2011 at 10:22am
So, should we not allow this man to carry a knife either? How about a baseball bat or a crowbar?
You guys that are saying he shouldn’t be given the right to own a gun if he’s been convicted of a violent crime are basically advocating what the gun control people want. You belive guns kill people or that people kill people?
If the man has been guilty of a violent crime that included murder, we shouldn’t even be having this discussion becuase he should just get equal justice for his crimes. If he’s served his time, as much as i hate it, he should have equal protection under the constitution. He is now a citizen of the USA and is afforded all rights, not some.