User Profile: P8riot

P8riot

Member Since: September 13, 2010

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  • July 1, 2015 at 2:02pm

    Geesh – people – I’m not demeaning him. Quite the opposite; I’m saying he deserves better. Sorry I said “janitor” instead of “sanitation technician”… pc police.

    @Sovereign – Take it easy. When I’m not practicing law, I’m often an adjunct professor at a local college in the evenings. Thus, I know the value of education.

    Now as for your “freedom” comment – that was completely intellectually dishonest. Every profession requires continued education and training. The Marines are no exception. We were constantly training. Why not make some of that training transferable to the civilian world? Requiring continued education as part of employment is taking away someone’s freedom? Please.

    Finally, 69k (after 5 years of service) is barely scraping by in NYC.

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  • [2] July 1, 2015 at 12:45pm

    As a former Marine myself, the worst part of this story is that a retired Marine couldn’t get a better job than as a janitor. He deserves better.

    If I were ever the Commandant, I would require that every Marine use their GI bill to complete their college gen-eds online or in-person during their service (hopefully everyone would thereby have at least an Associates Degree when they get out).

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  • July 1, 2015 at 11:24am

    True! I haven’t seen anyone running into any ‘white’ polar bears on dirt bikes lately!

  • [4] July 1, 2015 at 9:48am

    lol – yep, who are we to say it’s not arson – maybe it’s trans-arson!

    Don’t judge, love wins.

  • [19] July 1, 2015 at 9:07am

    It’s racist to say that it wasn’t arson.

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  • [9] July 1, 2015 at 9:01am

    What in the world does Roe v Wade have to do with this story?

  • June 30, 2015 at 8:40pm

    @TheGrtDcptn

    Okay, let’s agree to disagree on this topic :)

    On a lighter note, I’m glad that we both agree on a more important issue that we are saved only through our Savior Jesus Christ.

  • June 30, 2015 at 5:19pm

    @TheGrtDcptn

    I really don’t know why you’re fighting the idea that God the Father is our Father… Did not God create man (think Genesis)? If he created man, then we are his children – making us all brothers and sisters. See McSledge’s comments for further explanation.

    Honestly, I really don’t see why you’re fighting such a simple topic that has been accepted from the beginning of time.

    Anyhoo – my cited scriptures state what they state and are not taken out of context – except by you – for some unknown reason.

    In Acts 17:29, Paul, in Athens, preaches from Mars’ Hill about the unknown god. He says, We are the offspring of God, and he is preaching to everyone – including idol worshipers.

    Romans 8:16 does indeed speak of those adopted as children of God become joint heirs with Christ, but also makes the general statement that we are children of God.

    Ephesians 4:6 – “One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” Ummm…. I hate to state the obvious, but it sure sounds like he is referring to “all”.

    Malachi 2:10 – “Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us?” That is the EXACT same argument I just presented to you at the beginning of this post.

    Again, I’m not really sure why you’re fighting the idea that God the Father is our Father in Heaven, all of us – regardless of whether or not we believe it or not.

    Again – I made it clear that it ALSO means what you propose as well :)

  • [1] June 30, 2015 at 4:18pm

    @Pat68

    Actually, Earth is more of an ellipsoid than round…

    :)

  • June 30, 2015 at 1:28pm

    I agree that this terminology has several meanings. Yes, we are adopted by Christ when we become believers in Him and become brothers and sisters in Christ.

    But in a broader meaning – we are all children of God since he created us all.

    “Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?” Mal. 2:10.

    we are the offspring of God: Acts 17:29.

    Spirit itself beareth witness … we are the children of God: Rom. 8:16.

    One God and Father of all: Eph. 4:6.

    I don’t see a problem with using both meanings.

  • [1] June 30, 2015 at 1:10pm

    @blinknight

    Oops, you must have accidentally left an important word out of your comment. I think you meant to say “when RELIGIOUS adoption agencies”… there, that’s more accurate. And yes, I believe that religious adoption agencies should be allowed to operate under their own religious beliefs.

    Darn that pesky 1st Amendment and it’s prohibition against laws that would prevent the exercise of one’s religious beliefs! Right?

    Sigh… sometimes I feel as if I’m taking crazy pills.

  • [1] June 30, 2015 at 1:03pm

    @Pat68

    lol – in your defense of homosexuality, you cited to the same American Psychological Association that classified homosexuality as a “mental disorder” up until 1973.

  • [1] June 30, 2015 at 12:53pm

    @JT1962

    Sooooo… in summary, your point is that they were all ‘politely asked’ to give up their freedom of religious expression (**small print** or face prosecution, revocation of funding, and/or termination of employment)?

    You’re defense of my cited examples is so intellectually dishonest, I think we should just move on.

    Just curious – do you not agree that no one should be forced through State action to provide personal services which conflict with their moral beliefs? (e.g. a self-employed black baker being forced by law to make a cake for the local KKK event with racist words? a self-employed gay baker being force by law to make a cake for the local Westboro Baptist protest with depictions that will be used to insult homosexuals?)

    Oh wait, mandatory belief systems are enforceable only when they comply with the liberal agenda.

  • [7] June 29, 2015 at 3:38pm

    Please see my reply to RNM.

  • [43] June 29, 2015 at 3:35pm

    @RNM

    You’re a believer and you don’t see the war on Christianity?

    Same-sex marriage and anti-discrimination laws have already spawned legal collisions with the rights of free speech and of action based on religious beliefs. For example, advocates and government officials in certain states have challenged the long-held right of religious adoption agencies to follow their religious beliefs and place children only in homes with both a mother and a father. As a result, Catholic Charities in several states was forced to give up its adoption services rather than be forced to place children with same-sex couples.

    In the United States, the First Amendment right of free exercise of religion is coming under attack from proponents of same-sex marriage.

    For example, a Georgia counselor contracted by the Centers for Disease Control was fired after an investigation into her decision to refer someone in a same-sex relationship to another counselor. In New Jersey, a ministry lost its tax-exempt status for denying a lesbian couple the use of its pavilion for their wedding. New Mexico’s Human Rights Commission prosecuted a commercial photographer for refusing to photograph a same-sex commitment ceremony. When public schools in Massachusetts began teaching students about same-sex civil marriage, a Court of Appeals ruled that parents had no right to exempt their students.

    Do you need more examples?

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  • [21] June 29, 2015 at 2:37pm

    That’s a pretty broad question there.

    Nevertheless, do you at least agree that truth is unchanging and cannot be subjective? If you believe truth to be subjective, then there is no such thing as truth – just personal preferences.

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  • [185] June 29, 2015 at 2:32pm

    Glenn is absolutely right. And speaking as an attorney, I am much more concerned with what is to come as a result of this ruling, than I am with the ruling itself.

    Isaiah must have seen our day when he stated that people will “call evil good, and good evil.” Isaiah 5:20.

    I can’t think of a better example of this than what is happening today. If you dare speak your mind that you support God’s laws and believe homosexuality to be a sin, then you are called evil – a bigot – or full of hate. However, if you go along with the crowd and say that you support homosexuality, then you are called good – a loving, tolerant person.

    There will soon be a direct attack on religious freedoms. Wait… let me specify, Christian religious freedoms.

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  • [41] June 27, 2015 at 1:19am

    Ever since law school I’ve admired Scalia, but after this week it’s now more of a bro-mance… but not the kind that was legalized today.

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  • [13] June 25, 2015 at 7:14pm

    Here is another one of his great lines from his dissenting opinion:

    “Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is ‘established by the State…”

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  • [2] June 18, 2015 at 10:13am

    Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love. Martin Luther King, 1958.

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