I was lucky…I was raised in a home where my parents were not racist and it taught me to be the same. I remember the civil rights movement…my parents and I believed in it and defended it. We loved Dr. King because he stood for peace and love and freedom for ALL. His “dream” speech touched me deeply and affirmed my decision not to be caught in the divide.
But all that has changed now….over the past few years Obama has created a racial divide so intense that most blacks (because they feel empowered by our racist President) are becoming more physical and verbal about their racism. (Panthers, Zimmerman etc.) It doesn’t help that racists like Sharpton, Jackson and Holder are throwing gasoline on the fire. And because the left has accepted the white man’s guilt they are excusing these actions which feeds the fire even more. It infuriates me that all Dr. King fought for is dying and I put the blame squarely upon the shoulders of left for promoting and condoning racism within the black community and by keeping the black man enslaved to the government.
It has caused me to hate the left (nothing new) but sadly, because I have been inundated by so much hatred for my race, I have become defensive and bigoted and a tad racist toward the black man. Obama and the left are creating racists where none existed before.
Oregon, It takes courage to speak the truth, especially when it could have a negative impact on you. The anxiety and frustration you feel toward the left doesn't have to manifest itself as hate or racism...you can channel that passion for good. If you were a witness to the original MLK movement, share those sentiments with those of us who were not around yet. Share the original truth of the movement to those who have been indoctrinated by the left, with no real understanding of the civil rights movement.
July 20, 2013 at 12:40am
Christ not only came into this world to atone for our sins, He was the great exemplar…His was the truth we should follow, His was the life we should try and emulate. We’ll never live up to His standards in this life but if we try and do the very best we can, even though we fail and can only offer him a little…He’s already made up the rest for us.
July 20, 2013 at 12:28am
Yes, in the beginning there was Christ (the Word) and he was with the Father and Christ is God and the Father is God….Christ created the heavens and the Earth (Christ was the creator)…God the Father was the architect. God the Father sent his Son in the flesh to atone for all the sins of mankind. He didn’t go Himself because no unclean thing can dwell in His presence who is a perfect glorified being. Christ could go because He was yet to be resurrected and glorified, He could dwell in the presence of sin.
And then there’s the part where Christ was baptized by John and the Heavens opened and the Father said, ” Behold, this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased.” Kind of weird, Christ must have been a heck of a ventriloquist…or God the Father and Christ are separate beings…after all Christ is the son of God literally…the Fathers only son in the flesh, the only begotten of the Father.
So the Bible has it right…the Father and the Son…two separate beings. And then you have all those time Christ was praying to his Father…was He praying to Himself?
The idea of the Trinity is a creedal idea, it is a man inspired idea. There is but one God…God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit…three separate beings with one perfect purpose.
July 19, 2013 at 10:53pm
The thing that really bothers me are the self righteous Christians…you know them by the way they judge others faith. They believe that their church and it’s interpretation of the Bible is the only way to God and all other churches are cults and or of the devil ..hypocrites the lot of them…I can tell you this, there are very few Christians in this country that actually life their faith…the rest are Sunday only Christians…they talk the talk but rarely walk the walk. I believe it is these whom the Lord will say, ‘I never knew you”.
PS: I have read the Bible multiple times and it explicitly states on multiple occasions that Jesus and His Father are two separate beings…nowhere in the Bible do I find the word Trinity or that Christ and the Father were the same being….that would be contrary to the Bible.
Have you never read the first chapter of St. John?
Yes, in the beginning there was Christ (the Word) and he was with the Father and Christ is God and the Father is God....Christ created the heavens and the Earth (Christ was the creator)...God the Father was the architect. God the Father sent his Son in the flesh to atone for all the sins of mankind. He didn't go Himself because no unclean thing can dwell in His presence who is a perfect glorified being. Christ could go because He was yet to be resurrected and glorified, He could dwell in the presence of sin.
And then there's the part where Christ was baptized by John and the Heavens opened and the Father said, " Behold, this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased." Kind of weird, Christ must have been a heck of a ventriloquist...or God the Father and Christ are separate beings...after all Christ is the son of God literally...the Fathers only son in the flesh, the only begotten of the Father.
So the Bible has it right...the Father and the Son...two separate beings. And then you have all those time Christ was praying to his Father...was He praying to Himself?
The idea of the Trinity is a creedal idea, it is a man inspired idea. There is but one God...God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit...three separate beings with one perfect purpose.
You are a wise man, able to to use logic to reject the tyranny of the false Trinity doctrine.
There are millions and millions of others also.
July 19, 2013 at 10:13am
Correction, you mean 4.5 billion years old….but no matter (pun). The earth’s make up is of matter that is 4.5 billion years old and it was God whom formed the earth from this matter on the first day…it makes perfect sense. According to the Bible the earth is just over 6,000 years old…this is true, the earth was formed 6,000 years ago from 4.5 billion year old matter. It’s so simple even a pre-evolved monkey could understand it. Exceptions include the lefty lemmings…they only understand free stuff.
July 19, 2013 at 10:06am
Devonreye….The Lord has told us that signs and confirmations come after faith not before.
You want a personal sign from God that he exists?
First you must believe in Him and have the faith to believe Him…you’ll receive a sign…many of them!
July 19, 2013 at 9:58am
Which begs the question….if the human race evolved from apes then why are apes still around?
I believe in evolution to a point….God gave every species the opportunity over time to change and adapt to their environment. Humans included as we have changed a great deal in 5000 years, not only physically (taller, less hair, shrinking appendix etc.) but God gave us the ability to reason so we can work out our own evolution…through reason in the last 150 years we have prolonged our lives, added many creature comforts and discovered (not invented) many wonderful and useful things about ourselves. And that is the good…but with the good there will always be evil as there are those who would take these marvelous things we have discovered and distort them for their own selfish purposes (Al Gore-global warming). To deny God and believe that humanity was simply by chance devalues our worth and makes us nothing more than amoebas in a petrie dish.
July 15, 2013 at 9:01pm
Really? I just do not understand why Obama, Holder and the black community don’t get it! Martin was the aggressor here, it was Martin who walked up to Zimmerman, it was Martin who threw the first blow and it was Martin who was trying to bash out Zimmermans brains on the concrete…clearly self defense and proven by the acquittal. If anything it was Martin who was the criminal. Tragedy? No tragedy as I see it…Martin messed with the wrong dude and got exactly what he deserved, end of story.
PS: To those creepy ass racists Holder and Obama….your day is coming you as^ho*es!
You're right. She deserves life in prison or death by firing squad.
I remember something about something involving people who want to kill kids are the worst kind of evil and stuff and yet here we are, hardly a week later talking about how we should kill this kid because she did something bad. Wonderful full circle.
April 22, 2013 at 11:44am
There is a HUGE difference between Alex Jones and Glenn Beck….Beck and his organization deal in facts….Jones and his deal in fantasy. Apples and oranges. Jones is a loon!