Why, oh why, do you and so many others misread the Bible?
The Old Testament was for an example to man of what God demands. It is for man’s instruction. The Old Testament was to show man how ungodly he is. The errant ways of God’s chosen was proof most evident. From Adam and Eve to now and beyond until man is judged by God Himself, does man sin.
Now, mankind lives under the New Testament times, no longer under the Old, no longer under God’s control or material aid. Yes, man is free to live as he pleases with no interference or control from Him. As a well-known singer songwriter once stated: man cannot petition the Lord in prayer. Before you shout blasphemy, please open your mind to the New Testament Scriptures.
The body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in each and every one and was given to each and every one by God. QED, since man’s body is the temple man has implicit control of his destiny. The temple, as described in Old Testament times was as close to God as man could achieve. God recognizes no group of people, nor does God does recognize the United States or Israel, for that matter. God only recognizes the individual, the individual temple.
April 11, 2016 at 2:00pm
You stated that our current technology will allow us to create a wall better than the Chinese. Wow, such an intuitively accurate conclusion. Any more brilliance, sir?
April 11, 2016 at 1:54pm
what goes around comes around. look in the mirror.
April 11, 2016 at 1:51pm
You guys need to practice what you preach. The manner in which you react to criticism is also infantile.
[-3] April 11, 2016 at 1:47pm
Your history class really coddled you. You need to revisit the formation of America. It’s quite disturbing how Bachman, Palin and the conservative wrong have twisted history to their liking.
[-5] April 11, 2016 at 1:43pm
nice opinion from a Bible carrying Cristian. God has a place waiting for you in heaven lol.
I assume that is meant for me! Thanks pip!! God's got a place for you too!
Btw...you misspelled Christian...
 January 4, 2016 at 9:37pm
You need to read your New Testament.
I believe that your god and Jesus Christ are quite saddened by such remark. It is up to every person on this Earth is writing their own destiny. Read.
[-2] December 28, 2015 at 6:09pm
You fail to understand the New Testament. The Lord God and Jesus Christ, after struggling with man for years up to the birth of Jesus Christ, are leaving the will and works of man to man. God and Jesus are only observing. And, it is, and always has been, up to man to decide for himself his life and his destiny.
Prayers are showing mans faith, love, in the God Almighty. God is doing nothing.
God is doing nothing with our prayers, only listening to them. Prayers are our way of showing our love and our faith in God. Not request that He intercede on our behalf.
To think that He does would result in my conflicts of interest. Conflicts of interest as written even here, which falsely purports to be of a Christian mindset.
Case in point is the woman who believes God answered her prayer to divert the path of the tornado and have hit someone else.
This Christian is amazed that over the centuries there is still this belief will intercede on everyone’s behalf. Yes, on everyone. Every living soul that breathes, not only the “Christian”. What Jesus has said in the New Testament is to be steadfast. A light unto the world the true path to God. It is not up to the Christian to intercede in the ways of the world, no matter how sinful. It is not up to the Christian to kill in Gods behalf.
Much hatred shown on this site and other conservative sites. It is amazing and disheartening to think that the actions condoned her believe that the will of God allows such killing, mockery, hatred.
December 2, 2014 at 11:38am
It is interesting to read the many sanctimonious comments here.
Except for a few, no one here knows, cares or even understands the ramifications of the dreaded disease, Multiple Sclerosis.
Multiple Sclerosis is a term given a disease in which the body’s immune system rips into the nervous system in a misguided attempt to protect the human’s system.
Granted this young girl is fighting a good fight she is fighting a losing battle. I, for one, am not sure that she should struggle so ferociously, only time will tell.
It is disheartening to listen to the pious religious right continually make crude comments that God is, to this day, punishing the sinner. In so many words, or by “reading between the lines”, one can “feel” that condescending attitude here. No, no one here has explicitly made that statement, but it is here.
I am fearful of what she has in store for her, and no, God is not here to protect her. She has only has her faith in His word, that after she struggles through this life she will find possible relief.
To put it another way, or to deduce from comments made by the GOP, God is punishing my wife for her sins. I say this, since my wife was diagnosed, she has experienced a very slow decline. It has been a disheartening life for her and for me. When we first heard the diagnosis I was employed in a very small firm in Wabash, Indiana. While in the rest room one day, I just burst out in a very loud bout of crying. Suffice it to say, my screaming was surly heard throu
December 4, 2013 at 10:33pm
Interesting and sad coment from a monk
April 8, 2013 at 3:28pm
The headline uses the verb “can”. The headline does NOT ask “should” or “would”. “Can” means “is it possible”. It soes not ask “should”.
Besides the article is concerns a “staged” video. “Staged” means a preplanned, controlled yes a “Hollywood” style production. where the outcome is superficial or unrealistic. Yes, I know how you people hate the Hollywood liberals and love your Hollywood conservativism.
You are wanting to call me a “gun hating liberal” at this point. I emphatically resent such a classification.
I do, however, pray for the hate mongering, vengeful, gun toting, closed minded individuals that spew forth on this site.
December 21, 2012 at 2:23pm
The complaints presented here are a contradiction of terms:
You profess to hug the literal yet complain when subtleties, like this, are disallowed.
You want the colonial times yet you stomp all over Benjamin Franklin’s dictionary.
You say you follow Christ, yet complain when non-Biblical Christmas and Easter are not honored.
You people are just as guilty as everyone else.
Maybe you are, as my wife says, simply argumentative.
December 9, 2012 at 7:05pm
I am sick and tired of being sick and tired of the radical use of the verbage espoused by the right. Such comments would surely be an abomination unto the Lord. Psycho and wierdo and lockup are rather strong and quite demeaning. “Throw away the key” I don’t believe Jesus would make such comments. He would not be that coarse. We are not to admonish but to lift up. Please read the New Testament Jesus said to put away the old Old Testament”. Woe is the Pharisee (the intellectual of that time) that tried to catch Jesus on His, in their eyes, supposed contradictions of what he preached and what was said in the Old Testament.We are living the New Testament. No longer does God make any intervention as He did in Old Testament times. Each of us determines his own religious destiny. We have no fear from what others do unto us as is so many times feared by those that comment here. Give it a rest!!
December 9, 2012 at 6:50pm
I wish the conservatives here would think for themselves.
Patty Henry: It is 24/7/52 not 24/7/365. If you would simply “think” about what your “talking points” mean maybe you conservatives might say something meaningful. I can just hear some comments of retort. “Why that is just stupid to ridicule someone on such a simple remark”. Yes, it is a simple remark but it is an incorrect remark, none the less.
Our capitalism is not all that bad. If you “truly” read the anti-capitalism discussion perpetrated by Marx you would “see” that that capitalism was an acute form. The workers were defined as mere robots. That is indeed not the case in the U.S.. Most if not all workers here in the U.S. exude a pride in their work. They are not being oppressed as Marx states. In deed his view of capitalism is rather ominous. Because of his view he surmises. appropriately, that the workers would and should revolt in to induce change. The situation is not as dire as many of you believe. Marx, just as many of the those commenting here, was not considering the general good of mankind. If mankind was as “cold” as Marx describes, and as depicted by the comments made here, then woe is us.
I submit that that is indeed NOT the case. I want not to, and will not, be made to believe that mankind in general is bad as that stated here.
So please cease to be so literal in your analysis. Do not take statements out of context as is done by so many of you. Think before you talk. God admoni
December 3, 2012 at 11:16pm
For all of you, I ask: What would Jesus think if He were walking with you with your handgun so proudly holstered on your person, What would Jesus do if you drew that proud handgun on a person or persons bring harm unto you,your loved ones or harm unto Jesus Himself, given He did not intervene? What would Jesus say if you shot and killed said person or persons, given that he didn’t intervene?
First of all, Jesus WOULD intervene if a criminal came up to harm us. Even if it was receiving the same protection from our Father that He had the 1st time around. (He walked THROUGH the crowds that set on Him to kill Him... until He laid His life down in Gethsemane, after which He HAD to accept the hatred of your forebears and die for all of our sins, all according to Father's plan.), or speaking a simple word and puttiing the perp on his/her butt as He did when He was arrested. He didn't resist arrest, but Father gave Him that sign to help Him finish the job that He became a human to complete.
AND, before He left, He commanded His disciples to procur a sword, even if they had to sell their garment to do it. Although He didn't redeem His people from persecution, He didn't leave us unprotected from highwaymen and other robbers/murderers. He told us to be armed.
Maybe if you actually KNEW what He said, what He did, you wouldn't speak so ignorantly. As 1 Peter 2:13 tells us to "obey every law of man for the Lord's sake", as Thomas Jefferson said (In 1788, at the Virginia State Assembly, a full 2 years before the Bill of Rights existed) that the Constitution asserts that it is the People's "Right and Duty to be At All Times Armed", and the Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land, my sidearm isn't "proudly" holstered on my hip...
It's there because I take my duties as an American seriously.
You should try it!
November 9, 2012 at 1:59pm
Thank goodness for ObamaCare. My wife can now continue to get relief from Bush’s doughnut hole. Also, Bush wanted to fine her if she did not sign up for drug coverage.
I agree Bush got the ball rolling.I think he even had Rush fooled.......very Progressive.
October 24, 2012 at 7:28pm
C’mon Rebecca Hamilton. Faith can’t be faked? I submit it can. Satan does a very good job at it. Unfortunately, he was foiled by Jesus Christ. Man, being so inferior, does not have the Satanic ability to do so, or does he? Rebecca, Faith is displayed in your actions, the way you treat others.This can definitely be faked. A trip to a basically closed soup kitchen to wash a few dishes is a way to fake your faith. To change your views when it is appropriate, as Romney does. that is faith?
The resurrection/rapture will leave behind many with all sorts of faiths http://youtu.be/ahEVxIzlxwo
render unto caesar his due, the rest unto God. IT is not possible to serve the world and God at the same time. Most want power to make changes. Jesus rejected this in the second temption "luke". "Lord have we not done many good works in your name?" His reply "Get away from Me you evil workers"
July 28, 2012 at 12:08am
Weirdos show up everywhere – subways pushing people off the platforms, planes, trains, movie theaters, sports stadiums – there a million places.
This guy is right. Just keep yourself educated as to where all the exits are on a plane or in a building (good advice in case of fire also) and keep aware of your surroundings. You cannot live in a bubble.
So … what about the tens of other spectators that NOT near an exit? Are they doomed? Not everyone at an event can sit next to an exit. Get real!!!
You, conservatives, want to shove YOUR concept of Christianity on everyone else, yet not hold to those teachings infuriates me. I want to throw my Christianity back at YOU. You are “self centered” only concerned of your own well being. One that is NOT following the teachings of Jesus Christ and Him Crucified.
YOU are the one living in a bubble!!
I am the last person to give excuses for bad behavior but this guy – something is not right – the guy is truly mental.
January 4, 2012 at 12:11pm
Right on steelhead. As long as the money goes to pay for their policies it is good, if it goes to pay for “other” policies it is bad.
But back to Bachmann’s complaint that the question was not relevant shows her contempt for one’s attempt to understand her beliefs. It is sad that Bachmann condemned such questioning. It is quite hypocritical of her. Woe to those that attempt to inquire as to her beliefs.
Bachmann will force her religious bias on others, but cannot and will not allow that bias to be understood or questioned.
The GOP has no reservation in forcing their religious beliefs on others. Just don’t force your religious beliefs on them.
They, the GOP, have forgotten that they, Christians, are to be a light unto the world. They would rather use that proverbial candle to burn and kill the ungodly for they see it as justified by God. They want to legislate the ungodly out of this world rather than be light unto salvation. They have forgotten that the way to GOD comes from the soul and not from the sword.
They have forgotten that they are in a world but not of it. They wish to destroy that which is Caesar’s giving unto God that which is God’s and taking away that which is Caesar’s and giving to themselves.
They are very hateful and vengeful. Vengeance is mine says the GOP.
That hate and vengeful attitude is so well displayed here.
a God fearing Democrat.
December 29, 2011 at 3:23pm
Reply to Dumbasa DUMBASPELOSI
Posted on December 29, 2011 at 12:38am
You have an interesting agenda here . . .
Which of these is a capitalistic action:
1. Solyndra – $550 Million loan by the government.
2. Delay of the Canadian/American oil pipeline.
Capitalism does not control corporate greed. Companies are not people.
3. 50,000 pages of new EPA regulations in 2011.
Retort Capitalism does not regulate itself. It can and does run rampant.
4. The largest increase in national debt by dollars or % of GDP in a
3 year span?
Retort We are still paying for the HIDDEN costs of the Shock and Awe.
5. The Home Loan Collapse due to Fannie and Freddie requirements
to loan money to millions of poor credit risk Americans?
Retort The 1999 Repeal of the What Was The Glass-Steagall Act
6. Obama Care – and the destruction of the finest medical system in the world.
Projections show it is accelerating medical costs and reducing supply already
and it isn’t even 20% implemented yet.
I have no good reply to this, but my wife’s health costs for her MS seem to be holding.