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  • [-1] May 22, 2015 at 2:10pm

    thenannerpus, I understand my views don’t jive with your apocalyptic view that everything is devolving into immoral chaos, however, even myself, as a Christian, can’t deny that things were exponentially worse as you go back through history. In Christ’s day, Rome ruled over the majority of the known world, and over 40% of the population lived in slavery. Most back then worshiped multiple gods, with some civilizations offering human sacrifices by the thousands to their god(s). When Christ came onto the scene, only the tiny nation of Israel had a revelation of the one true God, and even they were in great doubt. The rest of the world was in utter spiritual and moral darkness. Today we have the gospel reaching everyone in the world, with conservative estimates showing roughly 200,000 people coming into the Christian faith per day worldwide. John the Baptist and all who told of Christ’s coming said that the Kingdom of God was “at hand”… that means it was near… not 2000+ years away. Paul said the Kingdom of God “had come”… as in past tense. We live in the Kingdom now, and as the word tells us, the Kingdom of God is like a seed that will grow and eventually take over an entire garden. The tiny seed in the humility of Jesus was planted in a time of great evil, and it has grown exponentially since. Sure, we have to fight between good and evil today and will continue to do so… however the Kingdom advances and improves the world as it does.

  • [-6] May 22, 2015 at 12:02pm

    thenannerpus, not only was immorality more widespread over a hundred years ago, it was much worse. See my other comments in this thread.

  • May 22, 2015 at 12:00pm

    I agree to a certain point… abortions were at a much higher rate per capita 200 years ago in this country, and although they have been in higher total numbers in recent years, over 70% of abortion clinics in America have been closed down and abortion rates have plummeted to near pre-Roe v. Wade levels. Still think we are declining?

  • May 22, 2015 at 11:51am

    Historical perspective is what is missing in this argument, and the lack of that perspective is what makes it so easy for fear-mongerers and doomsayers to convince us we are going to hell in a hand basket and on the verge of social collapse. Are we in moral decline? If you are of the belief that, say, 200 years ago that America was like Little House on the Prairie, you might come to that conclusion, but let’s gain some of that historical perspective.

    In America 200 years ago, it was legal to own human beings as slaves (20% of all immigrants were slaves), prostitution was one of the largest industries in the entire country, the age of sexual consent in many states was 9 or 10 years old, 1/5 of all pregnancies ended in abortion (much higher per capita than today), gold rushes turned entire communities into some of the most vile and dangerous places to live, murder was much more commonplace per capita, alcoholism rates were higher, women couldn’t vote, men could legally beat their wives as long as they didn’t physically maim or kill her, thousands of Chinese immigrants were brought here as forced laborers, we were running Native Americans out of their homes and in some cases killing them, etc. etc. etc.

    Are we in a downward spiral when compared to our history? You tell me.

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  • [2] May 22, 2015 at 11:11am

    Historical perspective is what is missing in this argument, and the lack of that perspective is what makes it so easy for fear-mongerers and doomsayers to convince us we are going to hell in a hand basket and on the verge of social collapse. Are we in moral decline? If you are of the belief that, say, 200 years ago that America was like Little House on the Prairie, you might come to that conclusion, but let’s gain some of that historical perspective.

    In America 200 years ago, it was legal to own human beings as slaves (20% of all immigrants were slaves), prostitution was one of the largest industries in the entire country, the age of sexual consent in many states was 9 or 10 years old, 1/5 of all pregnancies ended in abortion (much higher per capita than today), gold rushes turned entire communities into some of the most vile and dangerous places to live, murder was much more commonplace per capita, alcoholism rates were higher, women couldn’t vote, men could legally beat their wives as long as they didn’t physically maim or kill her, thousands of Chinese immigrants were brought here as forced laborers, we were running Native Americans out of their homes and in some cases killing them, etc. etc. etc.

    Are we in a downward spiral when compared to our history? You tell me.

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  • [9] May 8, 2015 at 9:11am

    I am a Christian and I have to call BS on this… instead of this weak slippery slope argument, let’s look at some facts… multiple Christian candidates are running and winning elections all across America as they’ve never before… multiple 2016 POTUS hopefuls will likely be outspoken Christians… many of our kids’ sports heros are openly admitted believers… there are more Christian-themed movies coming out of Hollywood than ever before… leaders in every area of society easily identify themselves as Christians and there is almost no area of society where believers are not at the forefront… our faith is featured in multiple popular reality television shows and other programs with exposure to the largest crowds ever in television history… etc, etc, etc. Now, please, without conspiracy theorizing, tell me exactly how we are persecuted in this country again? Please explain to me how, with all of the advancements I just discussed, our right of conscience is at risk of being taken away by an estimated 1.8% of the population. Pure and utterly fear-driven hysteria… which is just the standard MO for the illogical alarmists, Beck and Barton.

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  • [-4] May 7, 2015 at 9:03am

    Yes, whichever way the wind blows to get the highest ratings, that is surely where Glenn will be.

  • [-3] May 7, 2015 at 8:57am

    The most unlikely scenarios to affect you, whether it be terrorism or hyperinflation, have always been Glenn’s bread and butter. Conjuring the most extreme visions of doom in the minds of your followers makes it that much easier to bilk them for all they’re worth. It’s like he used the fear-mongering tactics to get the Patriot Act passed as a business model.

  • [-4] May 7, 2015 at 8:50am

    These guys were terrorists, plain and simple… and would have likely found somewhere else to carry out their jihad… HOWEVER, we are kidding ourselves if we think there was any honor in that ridiculous event in Garland. Did they have the right to do it? Sure. Was it the most prudent thing to do? Probably not. You know, it’s sorta like open carry supporters baiting a confrontation by strapping AR-15′s to their backs while in Chipotle or in the presence of police officers on the street. Probably not the greatest idea to get your point across, and has a high potential of ending badly.

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  • May 6, 2015 at 8:53am

    Hey THERAPTURCOMES, the rapture isn’t coming… and neither are the “end times” or “tribulation.” I’m a Christian, however the concept that Revelations in the Bible describes future events is a fairly new (and misguided) belief. In Matthew 24, most of what Jesus said came to fruition in the complete annihilation of the temple and all of Jerusalem in 70AD. He even said it would occur before the end of that generation living at the time. Over a million Jews were crucified or slaughtered at the hands of the Romans. Just prior to that (about 3.5 years to be exact), Nero ruled Rome with terror and evil the likes of which no one had seen. He was even called a beast because of his ruthlessness and complete lack of morals. He killed his own mother with his bare hands. He had an altar and idol built and required anyone who wanted to trade or simply live to worship the idol, and as proof of their worship, the people received a mark on the forehead or hand from the ash of the altar. Any of this ringing a bell? Revelations is like an abstract painting, however it parallels the gospels beautifully… most of the contents have already come to pass, and up until the 1800′s, most of the church held to that belief.

  • [3] May 6, 2015 at 8:40am

    Yep… everything under the sun is an f-ing conspiracy and Glenn predicted it all. Got it. Anyone who still believes a guy who, after getting almost everything he says wrong, says that he actually got it right, deserves to live in the doomsday fantasy realm that the bipolar, ever-apocalyptic-minded version of Walt Disney dreams up for them. The oddly-dressed, self-proclaimed (but phony) libertarian oompa loompa is the same guy I used to listen to when he was local to the Tampa market, with the exception that he used to portray himself as an entertainer first… not a prophet. I stopped listening when his ego became so large that thought and reason could no longer exist on his program, and that selling fear became the top priority of the day. Make no mistake that peddling fear has made him more famous and wealthy than he ever would have been otherwise, however it was BS 10+ years ago when it started and always will be.

  • [-2] May 5, 2015 at 3:37pm

    There’s a crisis around every corner, eh Glenn? Well, you’ve been wrong every year for the past 8 years or so, but here goes. This whole economic Armageddon BS is all under the overly simplistic and juvenile assumption that the US fiscal house compares to our own household budgets… which it does not… not even remotely close… which is why this dead horse of a prediction has not and will not happen. We were at a much higher debt to GDP ratio in the 1940′s and, with a potential energy independence revolution now on our hands, we stand to experience a boom the likes of which we haven’t seen since after WWII. Sure, we can screw it up a bit here and there, but we have long said that we can no longer rely on a consumption-based economy. Well, it’s going to be profitable to manufacture in this country again, and anyone who wants to continue nay-saying simply because they don’t like Obama (and don’t kid yourselves… that’s really the only reason you’ve got) deserves to live believing that misery is always around the corner.

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  • May 5, 2015 at 3:23pm

    Wait, I though the US was going to be purposely wiped out by Ebola before all this happened???

  • [6] May 5, 2015 at 10:55am

    My favorite part of Jon’s segment is the last half. How many more BS conspiracy predictions have to fall flat on their faces before the fringe stops their insanity? We have crossed over from having a certain level of healthy distrust in government to being full-blown paranoid schizophrenics… and it hasn’t been fueled by reality… it’s been fueled by the fever-pitch fear-mongering of pundits and horribly biased “journalists” over the past 6 years.

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  • [1] April 20, 2015 at 12:45pm

    You guys do realize that 1/3 of all foreign aid from the US goes to Israel, right? How have we become anti-Israel? Please explain… with facts.

  • [1] April 17, 2015 at 10:02am

    Became too scripted? The family’s persona is fiction and has been from the beginning. Here’s Willie a few years before the show… frosted hair and all… http://i.imgur.com/3uAD34y.jpg

  • April 14, 2015 at 10:01am

    Just in case anyone needs a reference as to what I’m talking about, here’s a pic of good ol’ country boy Willie not too long before the “reality” show days… bleached highlights, clean-shaven face and all… http://s3.amazonaws.com/dk-production/images/62458/large/9-willie-and-korie-robertson-beach-duck-dynasty-then-and-now.jpg?1387594928

  • [-3] April 14, 2015 at 8:40am

    “…we will all be dead or slaves.”

    Example of the ridiculously exaggerated rhetoric that created the conditions for a guy like Ted Cruz, as inexperienced and non-credentialed as he is, to even be considered POTUS material.

  • [2] April 14, 2015 at 8:29am

    He may be a good candidate, but why do we care what a fictional character thinks about who should run the country. You do remember when you and your brothers were clean cut, preppy yuppies in real life before A&E convinced you to change your appearance and the way you carry yourself to be more marketable and all, right?

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  • [-1] April 13, 2015 at 3:11pm

    And American manufacturing has shown expansion 65 out of the last 68 months. Shouldn’t China have become the top world economy and begun confiscating land here in the states long ago? Somebody get Glenn on the phone.

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