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rx4nv

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  • [2] February 20, 2015 at 11:39am

    @Since: You stated: “The true prophets were often hated because they spoke truth. The false prophets were loved because they told Israel what they wanted to hear.”

    After reading this quote, I can see that because you hate the Mormon Prophets and embrace Christianity because it teaches what you want to hear, the Mormons must be right. Thanks.

    And if you can’t see why revelation (without grand visible miracles) from God today would be helpful and not take away from the Bible, you must be blind. John 6:26, 1 Corinthians 1:22, Matthew12:39.

  • February 19, 2015 at 3:30pm

    Strawberry: “The point of this debate..on this website…in this forum…is that beck needs to make a decision. The mormon church is a BUSINESS. This website is a BUSINESS. If he is going to spotlight mormon issues”

    By the way, there was no intended debate on this article, It was just an article about these people that are leaving a lavish lifestyle to serve the Lord for a year and their religion is the reason they are doing it, so it justifies the use of their religion in the headline.

    I could pull up a ton of headlines with the word “Muslim” or “Jewish” on the Blaze, more than the word “Mormon”. So by your logic he should have to call this the “Muslim Blaze”.

  • [1] February 19, 2015 at 3:12pm

    It’s not RAPTUREs fault he has been mislead by the teachings of MAN and therefore misunderstands THE Scriptures of THE Jesus of THE Bible. It has happened to billions of people. God will have some mercy on him, I just hope it is enough.

  • [2] February 19, 2015 at 3:06pm

    Strawberry, I won’t go so far as to say you are a liar, but I will say you are spreading lies. Probably just because of your ignorance to the truth about Mormons.

    If the Mormons had control of the Boy Scouts, they would not be allowing gays. If the Mormons have such control over business in Utah, you wouldn’t see all the bar’s and nudie joints they have. I guess it’s a horrible thing that Utah was able to put on the Winter Olympics as one of the best and most profitable Winter Olympics ever. Notice I said Utah, not Mormons, because it was not just Mormons that made it a success. And I guess it sucks to live in a state that expects the police to enforces the laws? Unlike Washington DC.

  • [2] February 19, 2015 at 2:52pm

    RAPTURE: You really are a broken record.

    “I tell the truth according to the scriptures. ” YEP, according to YOUR Interpretation. However, I find YOUR interpretations to be wrong. And you are free to disagree.

  • [3] February 19, 2015 at 1:06pm

    RAPTURE: Here are the verses you quoted:

    Galatians 1:8-9

    8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

    9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

    This passage in no way condemns Mormon missionaries for paying their own expenses to serve the Lord. It merely states that they be accursed if they are not teaching THE Gospel as THE Jesus did. Now, it is YOUR OPINION that they are not. It is THEIR OPINION that they are. Let me say, at least they are willing to spend their own money to try and improve happiness and love in the world. They are not out there teaching hate as you do here on these posts. Put your money where your mouth is and do something constructive, rather than destructive.

  • February 3, 2015 at 11:06am

    I think alot of people missed a major fact of this article. There was never even a discussion held within the class, let alone led by the instructor. There was a question posed that was biology based (similar to stem cell research). The completion of the assignment was voluntary. There was no grade given for a right or wrong answer. There was no reported in class discussion. The question of the article therefore is, is this an appropriate question to be asked in school? Not, is this an appropriate discussion for the teacher to have in school.
    I feel the question is appropriate, as it causes the individual to self reflect. If there was a biased led teacher discussion, then, yes it was inappropriate.
    Now, let me play devil’s advocate. Christians are constantly being persecuted for trying to practice or talk about their religion in the schools. Christians want the Freedom of Speech to allow for them to read the Bible in school, to talk to friends about God during school, to sing religious songs at Christmas time. Would this question not allow for these Christians to share their religious beliefs in school, yet, here we sit trying to shut down a likely religious discussion?
    Maybe I know my children well enough, as we spend a lot of time around the dinner table and go on lots of family outings together, that I do not fear this question being posed to my child. I could probably tell you what his answer would be and why. Teach your children, then have faith in them.

  • February 2, 2015 at 10:25pm

    HigherRoad: I agree whole heartedly with you that the answer to this question for most people will revolve around their spiritual beliefs. But I don’t think you have understood the article. The assignment was a multiple choice question that had 3 answers. The completion of the assignment was completely voluntary. No punishment if the assignment was not completed. There was no report of any discussion, let alone a teacher lead discussion on what the kids responses were or would be. There was no right or wrong answer to be graded. This is a real life situation in the field of biology, similar to stem cell research. What is so wrong with posing this question?

    Now, had there been a teacher lead discussion with teacher bias interjected, or had there been a grade given for a wrong answer… I can see your points as valid and I would agree that it was inappropriate. None of that happened. People are just assuming it did.

  • February 2, 2015 at 10:15pm

    Higherroad: I agree with your comments. However, this article never said the teacher asserted there was a right or wrong answer. The article never said the teacher even lead a discussion on this question. People are assuming this was a great big debate in the classroom and the teacher was indoctrinating the class. The only thing this article reports is that a multiple choice question was posed and the response was not graded, nor required and a parent was upset.

  • February 2, 2015 at 7:02pm

    Higherroad: I am far from Liberal. In fact I am pretty far to the Right of center. But I live in a world that is not a Utopia, therefore, I have to face some hard realities on a daily basis. I would bet the farm that this is not an every day occurrence in this class and that 99% of the class was spent discussing the Punnet Square, anatomy of animals, classifications systems…

    We want our kids to learn in school, but now we don’t want to allow them to reach deep into their understanding of the world and their beliefs so far and start to analyse how they would use this knowledge if presented with a certain situation. Is the world going to come tumbling down if you pose a thought provoking question from time to time? Usually, the more controversial, the more thought provoking. What is wrong with a class that teaches you the Punnet Square that shows you may have a higher chance of giving birth to a child with a congenital disease or defect because of your genes and family genes, then asks the question “how would this information affect your thoughts or actions”?

    Don’t we gain knowledge to then apply it in situations we face? Do we learn math so that we can say 2000-800=1200? Or do we learn math to say I earned $2000 this month and would have to pay $800 rent if I want to live on my own. Do I have enough to move out, or should I keep looking for another alternative? Would this be an appropriate question in math class?

  • February 2, 2015 at 6:08pm

    Patriot: Kids attend school where difference of opinion is all over the place. Your influence on your kids is vital and your responsibility, but to think this kind of stuff does not or should not be discussed at school is to be ignorant. Drugs don’t belong at school, yet they are there. That is why I prepare my kids at home and do not have to worry as much when these things do arise at school.

  • [1] February 2, 2015 at 1:13pm

    Nobody is saying she is not pretty. However, there is a rule about what type of outfits are acceptable and which are not. She has the obligation to know those rules before she purchases a dress for a school function. If you don’t agree with the dress code, you don’t go. If you don’t like the dress code, you work through the appropriate channels to try and get it changed. You don’t show up while you know you are breaking a rule and then complain about someone calling you out on it.

    I applaud the school for having a measurement in the code. A minimum of 2 inch wide strap. No subjectivity to this one. You get out a ruler and if under 2 inches, sorry.

    Also want to point out that alot of people are saying the policy does not allow “sleeveless” dresses. The policy does not ban sleeveless dresses. It merely puts a measurement to the minimum size of the strap, as to avoid “spaghetti straps”.

  • February 2, 2015 at 12:35pm

    Since: Just because the 2nd Amendment says you can own a gun, doesn’t mean you know how to act rationally with it. This guy was well within his rights to have the gun, but severely irrational in the way he went about expressing it.

  • February 2, 2015 at 12:33pm

    My First Amendment says “This guy is an idiot”.

  • [7] February 2, 2015 at 12:30pm

    I don’t recall the article here saying it caused an uproar in the school, or even that the student of the complaining parents felt like he or she was being thrown into a den of wolves having to defend his or her views.

    Maybe if we teach our kids how to carry on a dialogue about these kinds of issues at this age, we might have hope that when they run Washington, they will know how to work with people who have differing opinions.

  • [159] February 2, 2015 at 11:53am

    This is exactly why we should be asking these kids the hard questions. I took philosophy in college and my professor was your typical left wing nut that would belittle anyone that even remotely had Christian views in life. You know what? That was his job. Because he was so out there in his beliefs and criticisms, I really had to know what I believed and stand up for them with as much conviction.

    I recently heard the story of a girl that was having a hard time in life, everything seemed to be going wrong for her. Her mother got 3 pots of boiling water and had her put a carrot in one, an egg in one and coffee beans in one. After 20 minutes, the mother compared the water to the adversity we face in life. She asked what this adversity did to each item. The carrot that started out strong, became weak and mushy. the egg that had a soft inside became hardened. However, the coffee beans took the adversity (the water) and made it into something useful and delicious. We all face these situations and shielding our children is not going to help. Teach them how to face adversity and use it to make something special happen.

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  • [5] February 2, 2015 at 11:37am

    Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy.
    Definitely could be a biology question. What is wrong with teaching children that in life, biology is what makes everyone different. Then posing a very real life question of: if you face this biological phenomenon, there will be many questions and many options before you, regarding what YOU want to do. Have you ever thought about what you WOULD do?
    I get that some people want to make this a religious question and that it should not be talked about in school, but this is a real life situation that happens to millions of people. How is it any different than asking: You are expecting your first child, when you find out you have cancer that requires chemotherapy and radiation for any hopes of survival. Knowing that there is a risk of killing the fetus if you receive treatments and there is the risk of you dying if treatments are postponed, what would you do?

    Is there something wrong with getting our kids to think things out, rather than have them think everything fits nicely like 2+2=4?

    Is there something wrong with allowing kids to face someone elses opinion that may be different than theirs?

  • [42] February 2, 2015 at 11:20am

    Is this a question these kids may face in life? Yes. In fact, there may even be some in that High School at that time that would face it during that school year. So why not be able to nail down what they believe the right answer is now?

    I teach my kids about the effects of drugs and alcohol. I teach them that it is easier to stand up for your beliefs, if you have already made a decision on how you will act in certain situations. We complain that the school does not allow for kids to express their beliefs as they shove indoctrination down their throats, but then we complain when they give the kid an open forum to express their beliefs.

    If you have already discussed morals, values and your religious beliefs with your child in the home and set a good example of living those with conviction, I promise you a teacher is not going to persuade them otherwise.

    Our problem exists when we expect the schools to teach our kids everything, because we don’t have time to sit down with them at home, then crucify the school because you don’t think they should be teaching your kid.

    Lastly, just because some parents were upset, does not mean this assignment was out of line. We do not have the full story here to criticize the school. How did the discussion go? How did the kids feel about discussing this question? Was it a heated discussion with emotions raging? or was it a civil and educational discussion as kids learned to hear others points while respectfully expressing theirs?

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  • [10] January 30, 2015 at 5:59pm

    That is your right.

    I find it an interesting reason to not get vaccinated. I also find your claim that just because you can’t say vaccines are 100% guaranteed they “do not work”.

    I would be willing to bet you have used some pain reliever (i.e. tylenol, motrin…) at some point in your life. Did you use it because you were 100% sure it would take the pain away? No. You used it because you hoped it would and knew there was a pretty good chance it would. Even if it didn’t take it 100% away, you most likely benefited from not having to fully endure the pain.

    But once again, I respect your right of choice.

  • [9] January 30, 2015 at 5:43pm

    Peaches: Just for your information. As I like to educate people, so they can make informed decisions about their healthcare. What is used in vaccines is Thimerosal, which in the body is broken down into Ethylmercury (not the mercury people think it is). The mercury that is of concern and most people think is in the vaccines is methylmercury.

    Secondly, Thimerosal is no longer used in any of the vaccines (with the exception of multi-dose influenza vials, which most doctor offices do not use).

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