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pantokrator

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  • [1] May 24, 2014 at 6:52pm

    I disagree with your belief about porn. I think it is a terrible thing, and every single addiction starts with, “Just this once”. That’s what I said when I watched porn for the first time. I was curious and I got sucked into it. Before I knew it, I was watching the stuff every day and it made me miserable.

    But, I do not believe the blame falls on the industry (not entirely, anyway). Please do not assume I am advocating for banning porn–I am not. As a libertarian, I couldn’t advocate for that. However, I am still very much opposed to it, and I would do everything in my power to ensure young kids don’t fall for its lure. I won’t hold them at gunpoint, but I will definitely point out why they shouldn’t do it. The same for drugs.

  • [3] May 24, 2014 at 6:08pm

    “Check yourself, you are sounding like those ‘Global Warming,’ theorist attributing every weather event to ‘Global Warming.’”

    One might come to this conclusion. But of course, you need to check myself as well (probably more than I ought to, as you suggest). Because unlike global warming zealots, I have not ever said that pornography was the soul purpose of his rampage, and that anyone who disagreed with me are fools who need reeducation. I only suggested that I believe that’s what he was suffering from (or a partial reason). Nor have I ever said everyone who has become involved in pornography in any way will surely have the same results. I merely stated it can destroy your sense of humanity. That in no way is an immediate implication you will become a mass murderer. No where did I make any absolute, factual statement in any of my theories. I firmly acknowledge them as theories, and I based them around observation and known facts.

  • [2] May 24, 2014 at 5:16pm

    And no, I’m not also advocating for government to regulate pornography. I am outright against pornography, and it destroys your ability to feel anything for human beings, but my outrage towards it is no right to force people to not go to if they choose. I am simply trying to understand why things like this happen. If we are just going to assume he went spontaneously insane, then we don’t solve anything. We don’t get to the root as to why things like this happen so we can make efforts to prevent it. Again, we don’t need laws, we need to teach our children the value of human life. I am willing to bet this kid was also spoiled, and his parents paid little attention to him, which only made him that much more lonely. Throw some money at him and he’s fine, right? Clearly that did not work.

    “For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” Romans 8:13.

  • [9] May 24, 2014 at 4:58pm

    “Check your boy-raping priests, just for starters.”

    Generalization to slander is a poor tactic for any kind of intellectual debate. It is not only unreliable, but it makes you appear as an ignorant bigot. This is as illogical as putting honest, law-abiding gun owners with criminals who break gun laws.

  • [5] May 24, 2014 at 4:54pm

    My original statement was not saying that he surely was suffering from pornography addiction. I am merely saying that it appears to be the case. I also did not ever say that pornography will surely destroy everyone who watches it. Else, I would have gone insane by now. As I said (please read my comments before you start arguing. It really, REALLY frustrates me when people do not), I suffer from pornography addiction, and left unchecked who knows how I would have turned out. He has clearly suffered from some kind of sexual-related depravity, and pornography has a huge role to play in sexual-related incidents. I won’t repeat why. If you read my comments, you will know why I stand by this.

    But of course, you got people such as yourselves who don’t really care to think, displaying the same thoughtlessness this kid did when he went on this rampage. I will not sit by and just assume that a mentally distraught child cannot be saved from this kind of fate. His insanity was driven by loneliness (which porn does), and we should try and understand why. Am I a liberal advocating for gun control? Absolutely not. But nor am I one of these tough-guy conservatives who think you gotta act like a hardass and talk like a hardass all the time, and that every problem has a simple, blunt solution. Christ would have us try and help those suffering the destruction of their flesh, and that’s what I want to do. I want to understand what else caused this, so we can keep it from happening again.

  • [17] May 24, 2014 at 1:01pm

    SR56, mental illness is not a hereditary thing (at least, it doesn’t need to be). I think there is a lot of mental dysfunction in his mind, but where did it start from? That is the question I am raising. I can almost guarantee he was suffering pornography addiction, and ultimately, suffering from a vain desire to satisfy the flesh. Not all cases of mentally-driven destruction come from someone simply being born estranged. Many times, it is affiliated with what we interact with that can lead to insanity, which is what I believe he was suffering from. I know this from personal experience, because I too suffer from pornography. I know what it’s like to be trapped by it. Fortunately for me, I’ve had good teaching and people who want to help me overcome this desire of the flesh, and embrace the Holy Spirit. It is something this kid was desperately needing, and all people suffering pornography. Pornography can destroy your humanity faster than most anything else, because it causes you to objectify a human as a means to personal pleasure, rather than see more than flesh and bone, which we are.

    And again, we can all poke fun at this, exploit it for political speech (such as attempting to label him a Democrat or Republican) and forget the fact that he took precious human life, but in the end, it doesn’t get to the bottom of what drives such inhumane action. Not all insanity is inherited biologically. Sometimes, it manifests in our human nature, and our desire of the flesh.

  • [417] May 24, 2014 at 9:42am

    It seems to me this kid might be suffering some kind of pornography addiction. It wouldn’t surprise me if it was later discovered that he was. If his madness is driven by sexual desire, he’s obviously got sexual-related problems. Point being: Pornography is a terrible addiction, and one our society is terribly overlooking.

    We can joke about this all we want, but this is a serious matter. Things like this, like pornography and sexual instability (or as I like to call it “sexual immorality”) are infecting our kids, detaching them from their own humanity, and turning them into nothing but an animal, devoid of any kind of ethical sense or value towards life.

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  • [3] May 16, 2014 at 12:20am

    Maher has a point (yet again). If Republicans are so convinced of foul-play, they ought to seek impeachment.

    That is something I’ve been waiting for them to do for a long time. But they won’t do it. They’re a bunch of wimps. All these hearings and little get-togethers at the table are a political stunt designed to make the Republicans look tough to give them an edge in the election periods. That’s all any of this ever is. Politics.

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  • [2] May 11, 2014 at 10:11am

    I am glad to see people finally paying attention to Cantor’s treachery. People like Cantor are among the most dangerous of them all. Because for some time, he’s been able to successfully keep his statist agenda under the radar, while on stage able to somehow give the image of a true conservative. He is more powerful than we might think, and his hands are even dirtier. But it looks like his time is running out.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if I learned my good friend Floyd had a hand in this. He’s run against Cantor in the past, but seeing as how my friend has far fewer resources, he had no chance. But he’s continued to inform people about this man, and I think it’s rubbing off well. Keep it up, everyone!

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  • [2] May 2, 2014 at 8:35pm

    I actually think the left-wing statists are pouting about the fact that things in regards to Benghazi are getting worse and worse to the point that they can’t be defended anymore. They cannot defend this. All they can do is try and say it’s over and done and blah-blah-blah.

    As for Bob’s little pouting show here, I would be all fine for his bratty attitude about the fact that this administration’s deception and treasonous acts are becoming harder and harder to defend if he’s willing to stand on the graves of the four dead men and say that to them. Better yet, say it to their families. “Who cares about their murders now? It’s in the past!”

    I tell you what, there is never a “move on” until justice is served. I don’t care if they found these emails and figured out exactly what Obama was doing that night ten years from now, it would matter just as it did the day it happened. End of story.

  • March 9, 2014 at 10:35am

    I believe when it was written that you should not commit sexual immorality, or adultery, it was written for one: it is giving into human nature (which is infected, flawed and imperfect), and two: because it can cause psychological damage to people.

    In my experience, I’ve found that people who do not engage in pre-marital sex are often far more content people; they don’t feel a desire to be accepted by the masses, thus no desire to go to clubs every weekend to get drunk. They have a strong sense of security about themselves (I know this from personal experience, as I am one of them). On the other hand, I’ve noticed people who have engaged in the act are in a constant struggle to find acceptance. They always feel they need a partner, and can’t seem to function without thinking of one. They are very insecure about themselves. All people want to be accepted, and sex is only a temporary fix, while love lasts a lifetime.

    Sex is an addiction, like nicotine or alcohol (even pornography). Once that pandora’s box is open, there is no going back. Like any other drug, it conflicts with your psychology, and causes you to create excuses (such as ‘religious suppression’) in an attempt to subjectively rationalize the act as justifiable. It is exactly what you are doing, and exactly what this woman is doing.

    So is sexual drive human nature? Yes, and humans want to exercise that nature. You are correct about that. Then again, the exercise of power and selfish desire is also hum

  • February 26, 2014 at 7:16pm

    Oh my gosh, I thought hearing it from Obama was bad, Sharpton is even worse. He sounds like a ****** child trying to be like Obama. It’s like he’s trying to emphasis on literally every single word.

  • February 20, 2014 at 9:11pm

    I don’t think I am, Susie. Praising the woman does not prove me wrong. She is here advocating for RINO elections. If anything, she is going against the Tea Party here. The only honest thing about her is she is a conservative statist. She would rather have a Republican-progressive majority than true, principled representatives in Washington. She blatantly admits it here when she says to just vote Republican. Who cares what Republican, just vote Republican.

    It amazes me that Coulter will admit there are wimps in the GOP and it’s because of them we are in this mess. Then she turns around and says we need to vote for Republicans, even wimpy Republicans if we are going to win. It is the fact that people continue to vote for bad Republicans that we are in this mess. She’s in a vicious cycle and she apparently does not realize it, and neither do you.

  • February 20, 2014 at 1:43am

    Coulter’s ‘strategy’ is that in order to beat Democrats, we need to elect Democrat-lites! Yeah, that’s how we do it!

    Coulter is fuming because the GOP is falling a part, and it’s undoing can only be blamed on itself. The zombies of the Democrats may have no brains, but the lot of people who lean Republican are not. They know when their leaders are no longer reliable. You cannot fool these people, and the GOP has made the dooming mistake of thinking they could and the party is crumbling as a result.

    This is fine by me. The Republican party, in their attempt to gain minority votes, abandoned their principle and creed, gaining no minorities, and losing their base. In the end, all the GOP has to blame is itself.

  • February 20, 2014 at 1:37am

    Is it strange I’m not surprised by this? I never liked Coulter, even as a conservative. She is a foghorn for Republican statism, nothing more. All people like her care about is win, win, win. To do that, they’d morph into a completely different person if they have to. Beyond this, Coulter is a despicable woman, and I say this genuinely. She is as vicious and mean-spirited as modern liberals.

    It is people like Coulter who keep the people of our nation in constant divide.

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  • February 15, 2014 at 11:59pm

    This may be, but how does this fact harm you on a personal level?

  • February 15, 2014 at 11:56pm

    This guy definitely got what he deserved. Hopefully we can see justice for the man in the movie theater next. There is no excuse for what he did and his remorse better be geared less towards the fact that he’ll never be a free man again, and more towards the stupid mistake he made when he shot this kid–not once, but TEN times. Unreal. Good riddance.

  • February 15, 2014 at 11:43pm

    I’m sorry you feel that way, but I’m still waiting for an elaboration on your point.

    If you want my opinion, the simple fact is there is no constitutional law–that I am aware of, that prohibits gay marriage. It’s as simple as that. If you do not like gay marriage, just don’t participate in it. That’s what I plan to do.

  • February 15, 2014 at 8:33pm

    Vision, if you are essentially saying that my love for freedom and liberty is what causes global chaos, then I wear that badge with honor. As Thomas Jefferson once said,

    “I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those to those attaining too small degree of it.”

  • February 15, 2014 at 8:30pm

    “I don’t agree with this but at least they are trying to think of something!”

    This is like saying, “I don’t agree with racism, but at least racists are trying to do something about it!”, if I understand what you are saying exactly.

    For me, I don’t like what these people are doing, and I don’t care that they are doing something. If what they are thinking of is not a good thing, I’d rather them not think at all.

    “What the hell is your brilliant idea besides getting the government out of marriage (which I agree with but they never will)?”

    I’m not sure I understand what you are trying to say. You seem to be getting upset with my resolution, and question what I plan on doing about it, then suddenly affirm the fact that I have a solution to the problem (which is to get government out of marriage completely), and then agreeing with it. I’m afraid I don’t understand the point you are trying to make; I can’t tell if you are for or against this ruling.

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