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  • [4] May 4, 2016 at 3:58pm

    I know Ray Comfort; He’s a New Zealander. (Or, more accurately, I know of him – but I know of him well.)

    With the greatest respect to my Christian friends, this isn’t the guy you want in the front row of any debate…

  • [1] May 4, 2016 at 3:38pm

  • [70] May 4, 2016 at 5:27am

    Yes, that’s the point, Grutch.

    I’m also very disappointed that Mr Cruz out of the race, but I saw this coming some time ago so I’ve had longer to get over it.

    Mrs Clinton is a lying, venal, criminal who is under active FBI and DOJ investigation for her crimes. Mr Trump, who likes his labels, has now labelled her “Crooked Hillary”. This label is apt, unlike his previous one.

    If Mrs Clinton doesn’t become president, it’s almost certain that she’ll be indicted for her crimes. So, not only is she driven by her well-known lust for power, her very liberty may hinge on the November result. All the stops will be pulled out. This will be a vicious fight with blood and fur up the walls and on the ceiling.

    Mr Soros and others have much to lose if Mr Trump prevails. One of the Soros political vehicles,, has admitted that they are paying protesters $16/hr to disrupt Mr Trump’s rallies. They also employ trolls to sow dissention in social media and sites like the Blaze. This activity will only increase.

    An American president is chosen by the American people – and only the American people. And that’s exactly as it should be. However, you are also electing the leader of the free world who will have a marked effect on many nations, including my own.

    So, I beg you, make you choice thoughtfully and with an eye to the future.

    You choose for us all…

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  • [22] May 2, 2016 at 9:39pm

    That’s a healthy sceptical attitude, Insightful, particularly with many of today’s Democrats (politicians, not necessarily ordinary people).

    However, his stats are accurate – at least according to what I’ve been watching…

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  • [1] May 2, 2016 at 6:37pm

    The “vale of tears” is an archaic religious expression for our human existence, GaryD, as opposed to our heavenly one.

    Don’t worry, I’m fine. :)

  • [2] May 2, 2016 at 11:54am

    That was very well put, Snow. Although, with your background, you have a greater understanding than most of us here, probably.

    I think that Pastor Rick Warren’s devotional is a little facile, but I’m not really qualified to judge.

    Excellent post, my friend…

  • [18] May 2, 2016 at 10:52am

    The warmth and generosity in all of your comments reminds me of similar attitudes that I encountered while working in what is often referred to as the “Bible belt”. It’s one of the reasons why I have such liking for Americans.

    I never explain why I became an atheist because I have no right to intrude into another person’s faith – which would be the inevitable, if unintentional, result. Such an intrusion is appallingly destructive, pointless, and rather cowardly. People that attack Christianity do so on spurious grounds – usually for no greater purpose than to convince themselves that they are right.

    And I don’t know that I’m right. And I won’t until I depart this vale of tears.

    However, I feel that some comment is merited.

    I became an atheist over time and with much thought on the matter.

    I believe that Christ existed and that His life and teachings are recorded more or less accurately. Despite some short-lived failings, Christianity has been a perennial force for good in this world; a guiding light for both individuals and our civilisation. It has created our enlightened culture that benefits the entire planet and we would all be so much lesser without it.

    I’m just unable to make the final step to a genuine belief in God.

    Much of what I admire about Christianity is expressed in Paul’s Letters to the Corinthians which include this verse:

    “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

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  • [141] May 2, 2016 at 8:14am

    “That scripture reads, ‘Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me’.”

    I realise that I’m an aging atheist, but every fibre of my being instantly rebelled when I read that. How tepid. How mundane. Who foisted that dull, colourless version on today’s Christian congregation?

    When I was at school – a Christian school – we learned it differently. And I remember it word for word to this day:

    “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,
    For Thou art with me,
    Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.”

    Now that has power. The words glisten in one’s mind. I can see even now the vivid mental picture which these words provoked in my boyish imagination all those years ago.

    So much of the poetry of biblical literature – and of life – is lost when presumably well-meaning people adjust their aim to society’s lowest demographic. I say; lift people up, don’t bring beauty down.

    Or perhaps I’m just becoming the curmudgeon that I have always disdained…

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  • [14] May 1, 2016 at 5:39pm

    That’s because she has almost all of the super delegates in her pocket.

    Without those, she’d be way behind…

  • [10] May 1, 2016 at 10:02am

    Lol. I didn’t think that was the sort of mistake that you would make…

  • [14] May 1, 2016 at 9:49am

    What drivel.

    I’ve owned a number of dogs over the years – both working and pets. They love it.

    Another attention-seeking fiction has been created…

  • [22] May 1, 2016 at 9:35am

    Actually, MoT, it’s one of Mr Cruz’s policies – but perhaps your question was rhetorical.

    It wouldn’t be an easy task. Bureaucrats are adept at defending themselves and their empires. That’s what’s needed, though.

    In your country and mine…

  • [60] May 1, 2016 at 9:28am

    Well, who would you “higher” then?

    Someone from a school who has been taught that they need not suffer real life? Someone who requires constant reassurance and a safe space? Someone who takes mortifying offence at any accidental or imagined slight?

    Someone who will quit and then sue you if you dare to criticise them?


  • [50] May 1, 2016 at 9:12am

    Saul Alinsky, actually…

  • [142] May 1, 2016 at 8:36am

    I think that’s the idea, East. That is; they don’t want schools to govern themselves.

    Has it occurred to you that this is a huge fuss over a tiny minority who, hitherto, haven’t had a problem?

    Gay men went to the men’s bathrooms, and lesbians went to the women’s. Bisexuals, similarly, went to the bathroom assigned to their biological sex. Everybody is going there for a specific biological purpose. So, no problem. Except for the invented one of transsexuals.

    I say “invented” because of the microscopic section of the community who fall into this category. Perhaps they previously went into the bathroom which matched the way that they were dressed and nobody knew. (Someone should ask them what they did previously.) But now, it’s been made into a nation-wide controversy. The number of transgender people is so tiny that the Social Justice Warriors – Socialism’s shock troops – have been mobilised in support.

    One wonders why.

    Has this farce has been created in order to cause such friction and disarray that the government must step in? Could it be that, after the government has legislated on this matter, the hard left wishes to use this as a first step to expand the legislation into other areas, such as a politically correct curriculum?

    Could the targets be, in fact, religious schools which produce young people imbued with moral fibre, self-reliance, and an antipathy towards socialism?

    If not those things; then why?

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  • [4] April 29, 2016 at 7:24pm

    There was a headline, Marnin, in fact Gov. Pence got his own story on the matter…

  • [-3] April 29, 2016 at 1:44pm

    Yes, I imagine that’s probably the case, Jon

  • [1] April 29, 2016 at 1:38pm

    Actually, I rather expect that if we met I would like you.

    I’ve been trying for a time to persuade people to tone down the rhetoric. I fear that it may lead to a situation somewhat similar to 2012 where a lot of conservative voters decided not to vote.

    My comment certainly wasn’t meant to be personal, and I actually hesitated because of your kind remark to me. But in the end I felt that I had to say something.

    I didn’t mean it as a personal attack and I apologise if it felt like one…

  • [15] April 29, 2016 at 1:29pm

    If you think Mr Obama’s plan are bad news, Wheeleze, (and indeed they are), check out what the gun grabbers are up to in California.

    I must warn you, it’s going to make you angry…


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  • [11] April 29, 2016 at 7:46am

    It beats me.

    Maybe they thought that going negative to that extent would be counter-productive. He was in a very good position for quite a while and perhaps they wanted to project a statesman-like image. Who knows.

    I’m sure of two things:

    1. Mr Cruz is in the prime of life and he can afford this loss.
    2. This setback will be highly instructive and Mr Cruz is just the sort of man to study these events carefully and become stronger and more able because of them.

    He’ll be back, and he will prevail. Of that I’m certain…

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