If life is the question then the Bible is the answer. God doesn’t make bad things happen he gives us instruction and expects to follow them. It is only when we chose not to follow his instruction and engage in disobedience that bad things happen. Parents make rules for their children to follow; not to deprive them of happiness but to ensure that they succeed. This is why I tell my son not to play in the road and to look both ways before crossing the street. Not because I want to deprive him of anything but because I love him.
Many times God allows us to endure the consequences of our actions in order to correct our behavior and sometimes it’s just to get us to change our life’s course. Either way it is out of love for us.
I don’t mean to say God is all sunshine and flowers. For those who revile him he gives them to their own shameful lusts and desires until they self-destruct. But even then if they are willing to turn from there sin and believe in him he is eager to forgive them and call them his children.
August 12, 2013 at 2:31pm
Just like the human body when it starts losing blood. The heart starts pumping faster because its trying to get oxygen to the rest of the body. The more blood it looses the faster the heart pumps untill the heart literly explodes and the body dies. Thse kind of people are like blood sucking parisits that don’t understand that if the body dies they will die with it.
August 12, 2013 at 1:57pm
So all you Obama suporters out their; is this the kind of hope and change you had in mind when you voted for him? Is this your Idea of “Enlightenment”? Is this what you mean when you say “Mooving Forward”?
August 12, 2013 at 1:14pm
I’m starting to believe Obama is the anti christ.
August 12, 2013 at 12:45pm
I can make it change direction at will. I can literally make her dance.
August 10, 2013 at 12:05pm
I see so many atheist posts on this page which only serve to make fun of believers. I have to say an atheist with an inferiority complex sounds pathetic. If atheists are so secure in there beliefs then why do they feel it necessary to attack those who choose to believe. There insecurities are reflected in their rood and spiteful attacks on those who choose to believe. If they were truly confident in their own beliefs they would respect the spiritual beliefs of others.
Those aren't Atheists who are comfortable in their Faith and feel no need to go out of their way to insult those of Faith in Christ.
They are anti-Theists a growing group of Fundamentalist Secular bullies who mock and ridicule Christians and others because THEY ARE TERRIFIED THEY ARE WRONG or just hate God.The first sin was Pride and these people are so Prideful it can only be inspired by the Enemy. Pray for them but remember not to cast pearls before swine.Sometimes it's sandal shaking time.
@PHIL.ARCHULETTA I am an honest atheist and I have to admit to you that atheism is rather boring. It's like a cookie recipe without the sugar and thrice the salt. Humans evolved from lower animals and as they evolved, they made sense of the world by creating culture and religion. Religion evolved with our species and our species evolved with religion, it's called coevolution. Humans therefore function best when they believe, in God, in nirvana, in angels, in the supernatural, in something beyond. It's in our genes. Religion provides a sense of wonder and it gives humans a feeling of purpose, no matter what life throws at us.
However, modern Westerners have also come to believe in science, in the scientific method, in empiricism. Since it is impossible to gain empirical evidence for the supernatural, modern Westerners, myself included, have stopped believing in God and the supernatural. This leaves an emptiness, a feeling of purposelessness that dominates our lives. Chris Hitchens is dead, mindless, oblivious, he's just a name on his pathetic writings and a corpse in a lab. We can laud or vilify his name, but he doesn't care anymore. When the sun swells up in a few billion years, all traces of our pathetic species will be wiped out, turned into plasma, unless we escape this equally pathetic planet we love to pollute. Yep, atheism is useless, boring and lacks purpose. To fill the void, we like to take drugs, score with each other, and mock people's religi
Thank you for sharing. I respect your well thought out comments as I believe it was honest and sincere.
I believe the atheist is closer to God than he suspects or can discern.
Sooner or later the revelation occurs - atheism is a barren wasteland. Void of life, love, hope and purpose of human existence - the atheist faces the certainty of God's absence and the despair of emptiness that my words would only fail to accurately express.
It is in this place, the atheist confronts a loving God who calls every created soul or human being to return. It is this gift and responsibility of our free will to make this leap of faith. All the science, logic and religious dogma fades as it is useless in the comprehension Gods love for you, me, everyone.
I believe you are closer to God than you realize and pray your path home is blessed.
Look into the science of quantum physics and you may start believing again.
@DAVIDVILLANO, your logical progression starts off well enough but you do not take into consideration where we are going from a technological standpoint. Read my post at the end of page three. I believe that you will find my logic sound, fascinating, and inescapable. When you comprehend it you will believe.
August 10, 2013 at 10:47am
BRIGOTT you are absolutely right when you say “Angels are NOT humans who have died.” But consider one thing; God is God. If he wants to send a loved one, a priest, or even Moses himself who died in order to comfort someone in dyer need that is Gods prerogative. My father, my sister, and my wife have had experiences similar to this one. This experience is a lot more common then you may realize and if my argument is not enough consider this.
New International Version (NIV)
17 After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. 3 Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.
August 9, 2013 at 6:01pm
My guess is they would just go buck naked if they could get away with it and just claim it is natural; Shameless to the last.
August 9, 2013 at 5:41pm
No SHIRT no shoos no service.
August 9, 2013 at 5:23pm
There is nothing wrong with “the natural act of breast feeding”. However there is something wrong with public nudity. It is disrespectful and in many cases a psychological disorder.
August 9, 2013 at 5:16pm
My wife breast feeds in public but she wears a cover so other people aren’t distracted. Brest feeding is not supposed to be a public spectacle for the world to see. I am a married man and when I am in public spending time with my wife AND KIDS I don’t want to see women with their boobs hanging out of their shirts because they decided they wanted to be an exhibitionist that day.
But I guess common decency and respect for others is too much to ask for these days.
August 9, 2013 at 1:14pm
So let me get this straight; these guys brake in to these peoples house without a warrant, without probable cause, assault them, shoot there dogs, and they are on paid leave.
Question: If anybody else had done this where would they be right now?
This level of incompetence is happening with law enforcement way to often these days. Don’t get me wrong I am all for the police shooting the bad guys but it seems like this is happening to more and more innocent people these days.
Two words: Union Protection. The legacy of unions is now the protection of the weak, under-performing, abusive and/or incompetent under the razor-thin guise of looking out for the working man. It's the same reason it's nearly impossible to get rid of a bad teacher, or to get fired from an American auto company.
They had probable cause. they were in pursuit. You going to believe this criminals,who used these poor animals in their druggie lifestyle,and just assume the cops were at fault? BOTH Moses and Nicolas have long rap sheets. This is a TYPICAL MSM article. No facts-- all sensationalism!!
These people were not innocent---Nicholas was armed and dangerous...they were in pursuit. Both Moses and Nicholas have long criminal histories.
They are druggies.Sadly, THEY PUT THEIR DOGS in the MIDDLE of this.THEY USED THEM. That is likely why they had pitties.
Texasbirdgirl......you keep saying these people are druggies, junkies, and had long rap sheets....
So, if the cops find out you have a record, maybe you smoke pot, you think that gives them the right to enter your house, through a window, shoot your dog's, and drag you out in handcuffs? You are either a cop, or a politician, you defend the police for violating someone's rights. It doesn't matter if you have a record, if your not incarcerated, you are a free man. Stop trying to defend the Gestapo.....
@jay825,they were in active pursuit. You clearly did NOT read the article. He was involved in a violent altercation earlier that VERY DAY. They did not just decide to hunt him down on a whim. He was considered armed and dangerous...the pursuit was active. No warrant is needed if they are in active pursuit,and there is what they believe imminent danger.
August 9, 2013 at 11:47am
What a disgrace. The IRS has no shame. They can no longer be trusted (Not that they ever could) with our money. They have become a shameless mob style organization that needs to be shut down.
August 9, 2013 at 10:59am
Now that we know that they are listening to our emails and our phone calls we should speak louder and tell them exactly what we think of their polices. Let them know we will no longer be milked or sheered by corrupt policies. WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!!! It is them who will stand down. It is there turn to comply. It is there turn to compromise. Or they will face the people they claim to be representing in person! All of us.
August 7, 2013 at 10:35am
Go Rand! It’s about time one of ours refuses to be kicked around like a can.
August 5, 2013 at 2:11pm
What I am finding is that these islands were given away without congressional approval by a maritime boundary agreement with Russia. It could be reversed by a stroke of the pen of President Obama. Instead it is being given to Russia who will suck billions of barrels of oil out of it down to the last drop. http://www.statedepartmentwatch.org
August 5, 2013 at 11:47am
Why is no one reporting this? Russian troops occupying US soil with the consent of our President is Treason I don’t care how you look at it.
(Max Liberty) – Russian troops are already on US soil! They are occupying US/Alaska Wrangell Island in the Arctic. Putin’s troops are astoundingly getting help from President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry. What kind of foreign aid is this gigantic giveaway?
They used to say “The Russians are coming.” But now they have already gotten here and occupied US soil.
This island contains the city of Wrangell. Has anybody thought to check on our US citizens who are being occupied by Russian soldiers.
Question, not trying to give you trouble dude, because if it is true, we need to do something now. Are we absolutely sure it is our "Wrangell Island" and not the "Wrangell Island" in Russia?
What I am finding is that these islands were given away without congressional approval by a maritime boundary agreement with Russia. It could be reversed by a stroke of the pen of President Obama. Instead it is being given to Russia who will suck billions of barrels of oil out of it down to the last drop.
28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
July 31, 2013 at 2:18pm
Bravo, bravo! Beautifully articulated and perfectly executed. If all politicians were a Milton Friedman poverty would not exist.