User Profile: scarebear83

scarebear83

Member Since: February 12, 2011

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  • [1] October 21, 2014 at 2:41pm

    tlgeer, So answer me this why do we still have private and public sectors? Private being businesses such as the Hitching Post, sure they may offer services to the public but they are still considered private. Public is pretty much government entities that are by and for the people. So another question I would pose is why are people treating private businesses as public? Just because a private business operates for the public does not mean they have to provide a service for everyone.

  • October 17, 2014 at 4:21pm

    I think it’s odd that this display is taken from Isaiah 14. It shows that these Satanists know nothing. Lucifer is not the name for the devil here. If read in it’s context the chapter reveals key verses in understanding who this Lucifer person was. Yes I said person. Look at 14:4 it says that they will take up this proverb against the king of Babylon. It’s a king. Verses 10 and 11 show the other kings mocking him that he is no more than they are. 16 says, “Is this the man…” Satan isn’t a man. 20 “will not be joined with them in burial” again Satan is an immortal being and cannot die. 21 “his children” as far as I’m aware Satan can’t breed (think of the chaos if he could).

    The fact of the matter is to read all of it and read it in context. In fact read the chapter before it. Why would the subject go from a proclamation against Babylon to Satan to Babylon and Assyria and Philistia being destroyed? The subject matter doesn’t follow if taking the view that Lucifer is the devil in this case.

  • [18] October 16, 2014 at 8:54am

    Congratulations to her and the babies! Ya know out of all the chaos happening right now it does well for the soul to hear some good news every now and again.

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  • [66] October 10, 2014 at 3:47pm

    So, how’s this plan workin’ out for ya CDC? Let’s endanger the whole population because it’s more important to be PC.

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  • [3] October 10, 2014 at 3:43pm

    Rap- I saw this and had to comment; “If it were up to a person to maintain their salvation then eternal salvation was never a free gift.”

    The idea here is that a person receives a free gift and has no way of getting rid of it… is it still a free gift? Say someone gives you a sweater, a free gift to you, and you delight in wearing it but eventually you decide you don’t like it anymore and then decide to donate it to Goodwill. The idea that you can’t lose the free gift is more in line with forceful giving rather than freely giving. This idea is like saying God gives you this free gift and now you don’t have any option to give it up, that God makes you keep this gift. I don’t know about you but I think that flies in the face of what the Bible truly teaches.

    How do you explain the parable of the prodigal son? He was a son to this man, he left of his own accord but when he realized his wrong doings he humbly came back and his father accepted him. According to OSAS this son was never his son to begin with and only when he decided to truly come back was he then considered a son… does that make sense to you? Just because something is a free gift doesn’t mean you don’t have the option to accept or deny it. But that’s why Jesus also mentioned forgiveness a lot is that we mess up and we get carried away but if we humbly come back to God He will forgive us.

  • [1] October 10, 2014 at 3:31pm

    Rap- I can’t say that I am something if I don’t know the definition. I’ve not really heard the term preterist but regardless I would not label myself as such. I would simply contend I am a Bible believing Christian. That is my honest answer, not trying to mess with you or anything I promise.

    As for Jesus saying no one knows the day, even your explanation of a wedding feast still proves the point, there are no signs. The only sign is the shout and the trumpet and He is come again.

  • [6] October 9, 2014 at 4:22pm

    I believe what the Bible teaches. Jesus said NO ONE knows the day. The rapture ideology proposes everyone look for signs but Christ said there would be no signs. Jesus will come again and when He does it will be the end. I suggest looking at and studying Luke 21 and ask yourself if it lines up with a rapture theory or if these things have already happened. Will Jews of today deliver us up to synagogues? (I don’t know about you but there’s not one near where I live).

  • [7] October 9, 2014 at 4:01pm

    I think if people actually studied their Bibles and understood a bit of 1st century history they would understand exactly what Jesus said and meant. For example, I think everyone should study Matt. 24, Luke 21, and Mark 13. Ask yourself these questions, Who is Jesus talking to (hint Mark 13:3)? What were the questions they asked and what were they referring to (hint Jesus was talking about the temple)? Could some of these events be talking about the 1st century Christians (hint Luke 21:11-12)?

    The biggest things for me that point that there will only be a second coming and no rapture or tribulation etc. is if we read Luke’s account. In Luke 21:11-12 it says there will be famines. Read Acts 11:27-28 it was prophesied that there would be a famine throughout the world. In verse 12 of Luke 21 Jesus states they will be delivered to synagogues and prisons (do you honestly think the Jews of today will deliver Christians to the synagogues and prisons?). Acts 16 shows us Jesus’ words being fulfilled when Paul and Silas were beaten and thrown in Jail. Paul was also brought before King Agrippa in Acts 26 which again confirms Jesus’ words in Luke 21:12-13. If these scriptures are talking about a future rapture then how can one flee to the mountains in Luke 21:21? No one will be able to escape at Christ’s second coming. However if you read secular history the Christians made a flight to Pella just before Jerusalem was sacked in AD 70.

  • [1] October 9, 2014 at 3:22pm

    I have a question, if something is alone does it mean it has two others following it? In other words how can it be in Christ alone if one also needs grace and faith? I just take issue with people who say the above without realizing the grammatical error and that it’s not a biblical idea either.

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  • [2] September 23, 2014 at 11:21pm

    Third Archon, “Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

    That came from George Washington’s Thanksgiving proclamation. So if we were always a secular nation then George was over his head and actually shouldn’t atheists be trying to get rid of Thanksgiving? I mean it was proposed by the government and you know we must have separation of church and state. What about the Liberty Bell? Why aren’t there lawsuits to remove it? It has a Bible verse on it and it’s on public land.

    The truth is that just because you’re offended doesn’t give you the right to silence others. If you don’t want to say “under God” then don’t say it or insert your own phrase like “under humanity” or something to that effect.

  • [1] September 12, 2014 at 2:23pm

    I love our local bank. I don’t think it’s associated with any of the bigger names out there but every time I go in they have Fox News playing on the TV. The people are friendly too. I just wish our bank was more widespread.

  • September 12, 2014 at 1:32pm

    @blink- “Sexual orientation is not a choice.”

    Then you must concede that pedophilia and bestiality are not choices either. Therefore if a person can’t help that they are attracted to children, reparative therapy will not work and it should be stopped as a practice. I mean that’s the logical conclusion I draw from statements such as “not a choice” or “therapy doesn’t work.” Logically it also can be stretched to go beyond sexual orientation. If a person is “born that way” then one could use it as an excuse as to why they did a certain behavior. For instance, a drunk, no wait, society already tells us people who abuse substances were already born with the predisposition to drink or do drugs… Well at any rate the “born that way” argument really is no excuse. You may never have been attracted to someone of the same sex but can’t walk past a bar without having a drink. For someone else it could be the exact opposite. You may not help what you’re drawn to, however, you can choose whether or not you allow yourself to be drawn to it.

  • [7] September 11, 2014 at 4:27pm

    @ Lucretius

    There have been times I’ve heard of talk about someone having a crush on someone and attempts to turn said person gay. Well if being gay is not a choice then why try to turn someone gay? Either they are or they aren’t.

    I also think nannerpus is going in the right direction on what drives a person. I could walk right past a casino and not once think about gambling but someone else may have a harder time staying away. Does that mean they were born to be gamblers and can’t help themselves or do they have a choice?

    I understand how hard it is to like someone who doesn’t reciprocate the feelings but to say, “you can’t help who you love” is just an odd statement all around. If you can’t help who you love, and say it’s a person who is already married does it justify trying to break up their marriage because you’re “in love?” You were born to love that person and you just can’t help it? That’s basically how that argument sounds when people try to use that line of reasoning.

  • September 11, 2014 at 4:06pm

    But what about people who use music as a calming agent? Does that not affect behavior as well? It can make a person sad or happy depending upon how the music strikes them. I know of people who would sit and listen to some depressing music and would then cut themselves. I agree that there were already some emotional things going on there and it is up to the person whether to act on those emotions but music seems to amplify it at times.

    I think there is some truly evil music in the world. With that being said I am a fan of metal. I don’t think all metal is bad but there are some where the lyrics are just awful. I was a fan of ICP back in the day and if you don’t think music affects behavior then tell me why the juggalo and juggalette culture? I just can’t listen to their music anymore because of all the cursing. Same with other rap songs, love the beats, hate the lyrics because they degrade women and talk about smokin’ pot and ‘drankin’ crunk juice (and what do we see a lot in the black community?). The ones who have their heads on straight can look past some of this stuff but as I said music tends to amplify emotions.

    I don’t think that music is the key behavioral problem but it adds to it and people need to be careful of what they listen to and what they watch.

  • [1] September 9, 2014 at 1:30pm

    WhoisJohnGlt- You don’t have to look far for the cheerleader story. In fact I remember reading about it right here on this very site.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/09/06/war-on-football-battle-over-ban-on-texas-cheerleaders-bible-banners-heats-up/

  • September 9, 2014 at 1:19pm

    So when are you going to demand that the government do something about a pesky Bible verse that’s on government land in Independence National Historical Park in Pennsylvania? I’m pretty sure tax dollars go to that park.

  • [1] September 5, 2014 at 3:18pm

    dishman, it comes down to free will. Yeah I know people are tired of hearing that argument but it really is that simple. Think of it this way, a parent may do everything right to try and get their child to behave but in the end they can’t force them to do what’s right and when they mature the parent no longer has control over them because they are free agents able to do as they will. So just because the child is bad must mean that the parents are bad or in the spiritual case don’t exist? If God were to intervene to keep every bad thing from happening that means we would no longer have free will and would be nothing more than puppets on strings. Think about it. Would you want someone telling you that you couldn’t choose to eat a certain food or say a certain thing? What about doing an activity that you enjoy? If you want the world to be controlled with no free will just to keep people from doing bad things, well to be honest I wouldn’t want to live in that world. I enjoy a world of freedom. That’s why I love the U.S. is that we have certain freedoms granted to us that no one else has. Yes with freedom also comes people who abuse it and that’s why we have laws. That’s why God has laws. Just don’t rule out God because there’s bad stuff in the world… there’s good too. Look at 9-11. It was a horrible day but look at all the volunteers who risked their lives to save others. God was there.

  • September 4, 2014 at 3:23pm

    “Faith is pretending to know something in the absence of evidence.”

    Sorry eutope but that’s not the definition of faith. It’s not a blind leap into the dark hoping that someone will catch you. It is knowledge. It is knowing that you will be caught. Do you have faith in family members? Friends? Co-workers? You don’t tell them, “I believe blindly that you can do X without any evidence.” You know who they are and what they are capable of that’s why you tell them you have faith in them because you have evidence that they are capable of X.

  • September 4, 2014 at 3:03pm

    Actually if one does a little research on the crescent they’ll find that it did not originate with Islam. In fact Islam did not have a symbol for many many years until the Turks captured Constantinople. It’s origins aren’t completely known but many believe it’s the symbol of a moon god or goddess which leads some muslims to reject the symbol claiming that Islam has no symbol. So this “right winger” would have no problem with the symbol because it really has no meaning behind it.

  • [3] September 3, 2014 at 4:03pm

    I have a very radical idea….. instead of these atheists viewing the cross as merely a Christian symbol why don’t they view it as a symbol of sacrifice? I mean that is the main thought behind the cross in the Christian view but they could still view it as a sacrifice of giving of one’s self, no religion needed if they so choose.

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