Exactly what I was thinking. Must have drove the 911 switchboard nuts.
September 5, 2012 at 1:49pm
Really? Romney did not pay what he “truly”owed? Hmm, I guess that means the IRS must be all over him. Wait… what was that? He paid all the taxes he owed? Hmmmm. Listen, if you want to debate the tax code, that is fine. Most people think that it needs to be changed and simplified. But please don’t attack Romney just because his accountants used all the deductions that he was able to use by law. Pres. Obama did the exact same thing, used all the breaks and deductions he could but you don’t attack him. You don’t like Romney or the Republicans that is fine. I don’t always like them either. But please stop the whole “they steal from the little guy, want to kill grandma, pollute the air and water (by the way, do the Repubs breath different air and drink different water than everyone else?) crap. We all know that is useless drivel that only those with little intelligence resort to. Attack them with real things and if your position is the right one, you will win with the truth.
August 21, 2012 at 8:19pm
I am truly glad it is that way. Dems always circle the wagon around anyone who says something stupid, not matter what.We are better than that and we call out our own who do stupid things. I would rather move against Republicans and be honest that be the hypocritical, lying morons that the Democrats seem to be filled with.
August 18, 2012 at 11:57am
Fairview Hights boarders E. St. Louis if that tells you anything. The sad fact is that I was a host for a while and every server that I knew did not like serving black guests for that very reason. The majority of them were rude and never tipped or tipped a doller or two regardless of the bill amount. NOw, There were also some wonderful black guests as well. I am not racist, but unfortunatly the stereotypes that exist exist for a reason. People judge based on their experiences.
August 17, 2012 at 4:57pm
I’m sorry but were you suppose to make absolutly no sense?
August 7, 2012 at 9:02pm
Here is an idea, if gay couples want the same protections and legal benefits of those who are married, I am all for that. They are from the government therefore no religion should dictate them. Let them create another union that is not marraige that they can enjoy them. I would support that. Just don’t try to atake a religious institution that has existed for the course of human history and try to change it because you think you know better than the billions who live and went before. (And God of course) Don’t call me a bigot for keeping that sacred institution they way it was founded and meant to stay.
Marriage began as a contractual device to transfer property between families. Don't romanticize history just to validate your social or political agenda.
I'm glad you agree gay couples should have the same legal rights as straight couples. But you don't seem to understand that marriage has a civil component as well as a religious one. The civil part is the marriage license; it has nothing to do with religion. It says nothing about God, or having children, or even loving one another. It is the legal part of marriage that can be validated with a justice of the peace. So that's what marriage is in the legal sense, and it should be open to gay couples as well as straights. You also don't seem to understand that there are some churches and millions of Christians who think gay marriage is ok and would sanction it in their churches. Just because your church would not doesn't mean other churches agree. That's what freedom of religion is supposed to be about.
You should take your own advice to heart, Wango.
So that’s what marriage is in the legal sense, and it should be open to gay couples as well as straights.
And men should be able to get abortions. Because of the fairness.
You also don’t seem to understand that there are some churches and millions of Christians who think gay marriage is ok and would sanction it in their churches.
So these churches should be on your side, right? These millions of Christians should carry the day for you. Let us know when that happens.
A civil union is a secular union.
A marriage is a religious one.
Gay couples can use civil unions to be legally recognized.
Legalizing gay marriage when it goes against religious beliefs is the state imposing itself on the church, thus going against Separation of Church and State.
July 31, 2012 at 11:51pm
There is nowhere in the doctrine of the LDS faith that says Mary and God had sex. That is an outright lie that is propogated therought the movies and the book The God Makers. (Written I might add by one who was excomunicated from the church due to multiple adultries and no desire to repent for them)We believe that Jesus is the literal Son of God. How is that different from any other faith? I don’t know how Mary was made pregnant with the Savior and we don’t need to know. To think that God is limited to the means we have on this earth is very simple minded of one to think.
July 14, 2012 at 12:46pm
Duh, we should just kill them all. Hack saws, guns, gas, bomb will do it. Even better, a few nukes there and we will solve 60% of the worlds problems. Pluse, unlimited free glass! I see no downside to this. Save th US money not having to fight wars over there, can invest in America and create tons of jobs. Actually, better idea, create killing booths and place them aroud the world then offer free Korans inside of them.
July 13, 2012 at 11:29am
Ah humanity…. the only species who are activly seeking to make itself irrelevent.
July 12, 2012 at 5:46pm
Actually, you are the one who is incorrect. Throughout the entire history of the LDS chruch, blacks were able to join. Waht you are thinking of is that they were unable to hold the priesthood. Trust me, I have read and studied far more into it than you ever will. Also, you are correct that there was no Mason movement to destory the LDS faith. Now, there were individuals who were Masons who attacked and killed Mormons but those were individuals actions, not that of the Mason movement.
July 11, 2012 at 6:12pm
I am sorry but scriptually where it states that you cannot lose your salvation? I not interested into getting into a theological debate but there is nowhere that I am aware of that indicates that after a certain moment in your life your salvation is ensured. I believe that we are saved after all we can do, meaning that we need to do all we can to follow God but no matter what we do we will always fall short. But if we do all we can, then in the end Christ takes all our efforts unto Himself and He make up the difference for us.
July 11, 2012 at 2:25pm
Actually, there were 2 different Mary’s not the same on and one time was annointing His head and feet with oil and the other is washing His feet with tears. 2 seperate occasions with 2 sperate people. Now when it comes to worship, the tears were in a sense, honoring Christ because it was the custom of the day to wash an honored guests feet when they were over for a meal and yet the individual did not do so but Mary did.(are you saying that Jesus was worshiping the apostles when He washed their feet?) Now the other Mary who annointed Him did so out of respect, love, and honor. It was simbolic of His body being annointed before burial. Now, honor and worship can be used interchangably in these 2 cases so both statements are correct. I was simply stating that the author was correct in that Christ never said to worship him. That does not mean He did not accept worship. And as I said, I agree with the premis of what the author wrote about how those common Christian statements usually o more harm than good and we need to find a better way to invite those who do not have the truth. That does not mean I agree with the reasons he states in the article. I hope that clears it up.
July 11, 2012 at 1:18pm
Actually, I reject the claim that it is an event because it was not for me. I grew up learning of Christ and I believed, mainly to the fact that my parents believed. As I grew and gained knowledge I understood more on my own and my faith began to develope based on my studies, my prayers, and my experiences. There was not a point where I was forgiven, where I felt changed, but I was continueally forgiven and I continue to change. I posed those questions becuase many believe being born again is a single event… and for some, that is true, but not all. I don’t want people to get set on an idea that may not be true for them. (just like the rapture, many believe that the rightous will disappear one day and be spared from the chaos that will occur but nowhere in the Bible does it say that. Yes the rightous will be lifted to meet Christ but we do not know when that will happen. I fear manys faith will be shaken and lost if and when the rapture does not occur)
July 11, 2012 at 1:06pm
Dang, I was going to mention that one. Oh well, the early bird gathers not moss, the rolling stone gets the worm as they always say.
July 11, 2012 at 12:54pm
Actually, Mary used the perfume to honor him, not worship him. And the guy is right, nowhere in the Bible does it say those words. Now, that does not mean that we don’t need to but I have to agree with him that Christians should not say what he has on the list. 99% of people who hear these things have heard them 100x’s before and it does nothing but turn them away even further. I was a missionary for 2 years and I learned what to say and what not to say. Most of the statements listed come across as condecending and superior to the non believer. I am not saying these things are not important but we need to find better ways to share them then the same old tired adage. And the author is correct that most of these statements and invitations need to be offered only after you have invested significant time, energy, and love into that person. Then they will be more willing to accept and be open to them. SI agree with the premise of the article, maybe not tall the reasons he gives though.
July 11, 2012 at 12:44pm
What is a born again Christian? What is the difference between that and a regular Christian? Does it mean you prayed a prayer, accepted Jesus as your Savior, decided to try to live your life following him?If you are born again, are you saved? Do all you have to do is say the born again prayer? If so I have been born again like 30 times. Is it a momentary process or is it a lifelong journey? These an many other questions are why he is correct and not you for I have heard many different answers to each of these.
July 10, 2012 at 12:09pm
So how is that a false prediction? Maybe, if he had lived to 80, the world would have been ready for Jesus to return? Can you say for certain that it would not have? Of course not.Did not Jesus predict that his return would occure before his generation died? I guess he was false too. BURN!!!!!!!! Yeah you are a moron who does not understand who a prophet is. Just because someone is a prophet does not mean that they can not offer predictions, thoughts, and theroies that are their own. Not every word that comes from one ordained as a prophet is from God. God does not give the answer for everything. The have their own opinions. WHen they say “thus sayith the Lord” then we know it is from God. There are plenty of predictions from prophets in the Bible that did not come true. Like with Sampson. But I guess all those prophets were not true either. CONGRADULATIONS MORON, you just destroyed your own faith with your argument.
July 10, 2012 at 10:39am
If I ever find out who did this, and I come across them, they will regret ever being born. Christ says love your enemies but hey, nobody is perfect in this life. Boy do I wish I had their face to slam into a concret wall right now!
July 10, 2012 at 9:10am
So, if you went into a bakery and found out the owner donated to a political party opposite of yours, or you found out your barber did the same, would you never spend money there again? If not then you are a hipocrite. If so then you are a fool who lets your own politics change the fact that we are all Americans seeking the dream. What about Muslims? Would you refuse to shop at a buisness owned by Muslims since their faith is in conflict with yours?
July 10, 2012 at 8:57am
While honestly this registersunder the who cares part of my mind, I think the way this played out is pretty indicative of society in general. Why is it that in practically any relationship that ends in divorce, when no facts are known it is always the “poor woman escaping from the evil husband”? Why is it that we always assume it is the wife who is the innocent one? Divorce is a 2 way street and both people are at fault to one extent or another. Now, one is usually the main offender but the other has a role in it as well. From what I know of Cruise, he is one of the nicest actors out there and everyone he works with enjoys his company. Not that many not translate to his home life but usually they are similar. Is he part of a (in my opinion) unique religion? Sure, but Katie knew that before she married him, knew what she was getting herself into, knew that he wanted to raise their children in his faith, and obviously she agreed to that. Now we don’t know any details, and frankly I hope it stays that way. But I am kind of tired how it is always portrayed as the mans fault.