1. The person who accepts religion will do so as a personal issue that is literally none of your business.
2. A Chaplain’s job is to be a Chaplain, and minister to believers, and anyone else who asks.
3. You either have Chaplains that do their job, or you don’t have the job.
It’s sits fine with me. Religious freedom is an absolute, it is not conditional, and it is one of our basic civil rights.
Are you against civil rights?
I'm fine with it. Most here on the Blaze that are all for manger scenes at city hall and open Christian prayer taking place at boot camp graduation pucker mightily when faced with the prospect of either of those things being Muslim in genre instead of Christian. The consensus opinion you will find on this website would NOT agree with you that freedom of religion is absolute and not conditional...they literally want to throw Muslims out of the country on the very basis of their religion. Hell, we've got presidential candidates openly advocating for a ban on any and all Muslim immigration, and getting applauded for it...does this sound like people that value freedom of religion, or do they value THEIR freedom to practice THEIR religion?
Two points Jackie.
The US is based on Christianity.
Islam isn't a religion it's a society.
Jackie-Islam does not function or get expressed in the same way as Christianity. Our national heritage is inextricably connected to Judeo-Christian faith, and to the Bible.
No one wants to throw Muslims out simply because they are muslim. Most want to restrict entry of those embracing the faith, because we are at war with radicals who claim that faith as their primary and foundational motivation. Muslim radicals want to kill us, simply because of who we are. They want to infiltrate our culture, and it is very difficult to determine who is radical and who is not. Logic dictates that we err on the side of caution to protect our citizens and freedoms
The US is based on the Constitution, which flies in the face of the Bible and everything Christians did for centuries. There's a reason the religious revival after the Civil War had within it a movement to change the founding documents as the argument was made that they were apostate as were the founders.
The 1st Amendment alone would have you burned as a heretic for most of Christian history and flies utterly in the face of everything the Bible teaches.
The first amendment wouldn't have raised an eyebrow with early Christians. Now the Roman Catholics would have been upset because the Roman Church is mostly about it's own aggrandizement.
 March 1, 2016 at 1:54pm
If the rifle is not cocked and ready to fire, you can’t put it on “safe” because the selector switch is blocked. To put it on “safe” you have to pull back the cocking handle, and let the bolt slide forward. That ***** the hammer, and allows the selector switch to move to the safe position,
A magazine doesn’t make the rifle able to fire unless it is loaded, and a round is chambered.
May 14, 2014 at 4:12pm
Its very possibly mice spontaneously combusting from the heat. Its 120 in the shade and so dry brushing up against a leaf will light it.
 May 7, 2014 at 2:19pm
A dollar in 1929, is a solid 90% silver dollar, which the last I looked was worth close to $30 today.
5×30=$150 a day.
Actually if your going to base the amount per day on silver get the math right.
90% of the dollar was silver which means the worker got 4.50 of actual silver, the silver price is not $30 but is 19.50 so when you do that math its actually 87.75.
Lets not mention this was for skilled workers. People who build cars today make upwards of $20/hr and is making 160 dollars a day.
Just thought you could use a little truth and common sense in your day. Enjoy,
You also need to consider the cost of other goods and services.
April 15, 2014 at 4:53pm
I don’t think that anyone who has ever been in war, would actively seek it on our own shores, in our own country, with our own government.
The Bundy ranch thing has two sides. There is a minority who are calling for violence, who want violence, who desire vengeance.
Our founder’s wanted none of that.
Lexington and Concord are bandied about like something people actually want to happen, everyone except the people actually involved, and it was a defense, not an attack that started that war, at least on our side.
But the people you would be fighting are not some foreign invader, they are your own countrymen, your own sheriffs, National Guard, your sons and daughters, brothers and fathers in the military. Your neighbors, even family.
You honestly can’t *WANT* that?
Sounds a lot like the Civil War, no? That was necessary too. Ugly, wasteful, father against son, brother against brother, but a seminal moment in U.S. History. All wars are terrible. Some are necessary.
April 6, 2014 at 9:24pm
No way to track the comments I make so usually don’t bother anymore.
March 31, 2014 at 2:59am
OK, all of you. I hear total disgust about this, but, tough.
You voted for this mess.
Because someone shouted “child molesters!” you let some of the most evil people in the world create a system nation wide, that removes children from homes at whim, deprives parents of the responsibility of parenting, create an adversarial environment between the two parents, lies and makes up stories to justify just about whatever they want to do, removes the right to face the accusers from the parents, removes the burden of proof from the state, treats children like government property, treats parents like criminals (by default: your a parent? when did you stop beating your child?).
Thank you very much, as a parent who has already gone through a similar situation, welcome to the nightmare you helped create.
March 29, 2014 at 11:02am
Wow, you’re right, the news just said it was the Obama Fault that goes through Hollywood!
March 26, 2014 at 12:00am
I am reading comments here about how people are so surprised and disgusted about this ruling and how it affects the child and how unfair and basically illogical it is.
This is how state “Department of Children’s Services” work in every case, without exception, every time.
If you do not comply with them, if you show ANY anger, resistance, disagreement, non-compliance, or human emotion, they will rule against you. Doesn’t matter what the best interests of the child actually are, or if the child lives or dies.
They create the narrative, they control access to the child, they isolate and divide the parents, they remove “outside” attorneys from their courts, they limit evidence, they DESTROY evidence, “loose” documents, allow fraudulent “testimony”, rig “compliance” classes and “sessions” to generate negative testimonies, and have and will continue to kill the messenger whenever possible.
And YOU, ladies and gentlemen, voted on the laws that enable them to do exactly that because you fear “child abusers”.
Here we go. When there is a law passed by a majority of the people, it is direct democracy. It is only good in limited amounts. Lets say 51% of people in the town vote to remove the Jews in the town, and force them to move to a special “Jew Town”. Should the Jews in the town just pick up and move? Is this Liberty, or oppression?
Should a court rule that law in violation of the constitution?
I don’t think using the courts to push an anti-Christian agenda is right, and I especially think getting bent out of shape over a small wooden cross is ridiculous from both sides.
I DON’T think “majority rules” is the way to go at any time. That is not Liberty. That is oppression by the majority.
December 29, 2013 at 4:23pm
Umm, I think you are blue dude. This is in IOWA which is pretty much red if you count everybody in the state legislature and executive branch being Republican.
Geez, the state of edumacation in Amerika.
December 22, 2013 at 1:27pm
This is nothing new, there just hasn’t been “TheBlaze” around to tell about it.
Any time you disagree with anyone in power in schools, hospitals, state or city run facilities of any kind where your children are involved, they are at risk for kidnap and extortion by those same entities. Not to mention the fact that if you disagree with anyone in local power, and you have children, you will be targeted and your children will be at risk. This is the “unintended consequence” of laws to “protect children”. They become weapons in the arsenal of the corrupt political class. It is very possible they were never meant to be anything more.
December 13, 2013 at 9:39am
“It sounded almost too incredible too be true. Turns out it wasn’t.”
Edit you must, or mistaken you makes.
Sorry about that -- it blocks my comment because "you have to be logged in" when it says I AM. Then when I 'log in', it takes me to the 'Change Profile' page with no way to get back to where I was - SO IRRITATING!!
Anyway, my comment was something to the affect that maybe the original author got that familiar turn of a phrase correct and the TB's cleaver editorial staff 'fixed' it. That feels about right.
December 11, 2013 at 12:00pm
Moron had to break in and ruin it at the climax of the song. Way to screw up sweetness and make it about some douchebag and his “revelation”.
December 9, 2013 at 11:11am
I wonder if he hates Bill Cosby as well, who’s advice to young black men has been virtually identical to Lemon, and Webb. So much so it seems almost like their advice was derived from Cosby.
October 30, 2013 at 2:01am
What is the difference between wearing an “I heart boobies” bracelet to support breast cancer research, and an “I heart guns” t-shirt to support the NRA?
August 24, 2013 at 10:00pm
“The Rapture” is not in the Bible. What is there “The Final Judgement” where the living and the dead are called before God for Judgement.
Show me anywhere in the Bible that the Good and Godly people are removed from the Earth, and the world is left to the evil?
The Flood? No, Noah and his family remained. Sodom and Gomorrah? No, Lot and his family remained.
Every time, God has left the good and righteous on the earth, and taken the evil. Why would God change? Remember, the meek shall inherit the earth, right? Not the evil, Godless, immoral and unholy shall inherit the earth.
I see. And you don't think you are before God right now? I seem to recall it is written that Jacob gathered all his children unto him to tell them what will befall them in the end as Jacob was going blind in his old age. That wasn't Jacob judging them with them all in the flesh?
You're absolutely right. There is NO biblical basis in prophecy that supports a pre-trib rapture, or what I call, the 'get out of jail free' card. It ain't gonna happen that way....but, I know that once the 7yr peace treaty is signed and they all realize they're still here, maybe we'll be able to teach them the truth of His word, instead of the religion.
Just to clarify, the word Rapture isn't in the bible. However, if you want to read in the bible where good people are removed from the earth and evil prevails, just read the book of Revelation. It is interesting that the church isn't mentioned from chapter 4 through chapter 17. To some theologians, this is an indicator that the Rapture has occurred. Just something to think about.
@ jcofpa any evidence of why you disagree no "rapture" in the bible it came from a mid 19th century prophetist and if jesus comes after his people then when he comes at the end of thid world that would be a third coming dont see a third coming until after the millenium. i was wondering if the basis of your disagreement comes from bad doctrine talking points.
MLGunner... Thank you. I have been saying that for years. The only ones ever taken in the Bible were not taken because they were good. Here is biblical proof the rapture is a lie.
1 Thesalonians 4:16-17 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord
@mlgunner: there are a couple things wrong with your theory..
1. Lot and his family didn't stay. The angels told them to flee the region so the did. remember, a lot of the things that go on during the 2nd half of the tribulation is the wrath of God. Both examples you gave were of people that followed God and were spared his wrath. Why would God spare his followers from his wrath back then, but not when he sends out his wrath then?
2. The rapture is talked about vaguely in the bible (heck the word "rapture" is in the bible's latin translation). Now i don't think it will be at the start of the tribulation.
3. The idea of the rapture does not mean God has changed, after all who says if you go to heaven you have to stay there?
4. Even if the rapture happens who is to say that the event wouldn't open people's eyes and make them believers? Especially with the stat of "the church" now there are many people who think they are Christians but aren't.
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@jcofpa during these discussions this is the scripture that is always quoted. If you notice the terms (are alive) or still alive refer to those who have made it through the tribulation. the first resurrection is just before the start of the thousand year reign when the tribulation ends. This is the second coming.
I do thank you for a biblical answer for your disagreement, this is very large and disputed subject. I hope your right but my studies have led me to believe his remnant will be martyred during the tribulation as a testimony to the world of faith in God that does not fear death as jesus has overcame it
"Show me anywhere in the Bible that the Good and Godly people are removed from the Earth"
"Every time, God has left the good and righteous on the earth and taken the evil"
False, 2 righteous people (not including Jesus) have been taken into Heaven by God without tasting death. Enoch and Elijah.
"...Why would God change? Remember, the meek shall inherit the earth, right? Not the evil, Godless, immoral and unholy shall inherit the earth."
In the end, God and all His righteous people will inherit the earth for 1,000 years. (Evil only had it for 7 years prior)
Are your people a "Subject or an Object"? ;)
Subject means "Slavery", Right? ;)
Speaking on behalf of the reality-based community, our view of the matter can be summarized thus: it doesn’t matter if the Bible does or doesn’t say that there will be a rapture, there won’t. Debating the matter is as silly as having a scholarly argument about whether you need a hawthorn stake to kill a vampire, or if any kind of wood will do just as well.
Grover_Standpipe' Why are you ignoring what "A is A"? ;(
Aug. 25, 2013 at 1:35am
Is "MAN" an "Object or a Subject"? ;)
Due you, yourself subscribe to "SLAVERY"? ;)
Prove me wrong sir! ;)
Man is a predicate: Man the lifeboats! RationalMan has chewed through his restraints again.
Prove me wrong sir! ;)
Is Man a "Subject or an Object"? ;)
Prove me wrong, hot-shot? ;)
Can a slave be a free man ...?
"And For this cause, God shall send a strong delusion that they will believe a lie" 2 Thes, 2:10
The rapture teaching is a lie. I can't find a church in my area that does not teach this lie. They all hold strong to this belief. Read the whole 2nd chapter of 2nd Thess. To see if you are under God's strong delusion. The truth will set you free of this lie. Recieve it in love.
@uziah51 – Please don’t miss the “…and the dead in Christ shall rise first…” Also I need to yellow highlight that the words “caught up” that are derived from the single Greek word harpazō (original texts) called rapiemur in the Latin Vulgate and by transliteration to English as “Rapture”. Thanks for making room for me next to you at the pre-mid-post argument wall but I would rather leave that to theologians and save my head. The underlying importance of the “rapture” is that it is biblical, and that Christians put our hopes in being a part of, and that we are not appointed to wrath (God's Judgement).
Oh my lord! Do we have a troll war? LET ME GET THE POPCORN!
August 24, 2013 at 12:31pm
You make 2 assumptions and both are wrong.
1. Right wingers are a myth, they don’t exist, at least in this country. There are Conservatives and libertarians who believe in individual freedom and responsibility *And* there are “liberals”, socialists communists, and Nazis who believe in Government Control.
2. Most Americans are not “against guns”. Most intelligent people who look rationally at facts see that in every case, everywhere that has enacted strict “gun control” has seen an increase in violent crime, sometimes in the triple digits. Places that have enacted concealed carry laws and lessened controls on law abiding people have seen a corresponding decrease.
Here’s what we have:
Some kid who has psychological problems spends hours playing a “game” that devalues human life, has fun killing the fake people, and decides to see if killing a real person is as fun.
It is the devaluation of human life, and the lack of a moral compass that is taught in schools without God. Moral relativity and lack of the teaching of right and wrong are the culprits here.
Look at facts: Mass shootings like Columbine and Newton, which are the excuse for stringent gun control are a modern phenomena, only have been happening consistently for the last 40 years or so. Since Roe v Wade, and other life devaluing government interventions.