User Profile: steadyon

steadyon

Member Since: June 27, 2013

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  • November 16, 2014 at 12:27pm

    Blinknight- I know that this is the “accepted” argument about ancient people, however I really don’t believe that our ancestors were any dumber than we are today. Also, do you really believe that we understand the world nowadays? Science is a wonderful thing and has made our lives better in many ways… but, science changes as time goes on. I think back to what I was taught in school in the 60′s and how a great deal of it has been modified or simply discarded. Man’s understanding of the world will change constantly. As humans we need to be a bit more humble as we struggle to learn and understand.
    You and I live an a wonderful country that does not demand that you “believe” or that I “don’t believe”. Tolerance cuts both ways, my friend. I do enjoy hearing arguments and ideas that don’t spring from hatred or anger. Name calling and attempts at humiliation… not so much. You don’t seem to be in the latter category and I really appreciate it! I have to go for now. Be well.
    Pax

  • [5] November 16, 2014 at 12:08pm

    OnlyOracle – That’s actually a fair question. You would most certainly get a better answer from a theologian or minister, but here goes. God is all that is good, all that is love and all that is justice. Our understanding of these things is imperfect, since we all judge life by our extremely limited view. We cannot see the big picture, only our tiny little slice of it. This is why we should be humble when we try to understand lofty subjects as God, Justice, Evil, Goodness and mostly Salvation. Doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try… just understand that we are not going to understand everything. When you read God’s book, did you focus on the old contract between the Jews and God? There’s good and bad there. Have you read the New contract between the world and God as personified by Jesus? It’s good reading and you would likely find His words and actions will mesh with your sense of justice and kindness. I know that I haven’t given you the concrete answers you wanted, I hope that you will forgive me for not being able to make it clear. I hope someone else will post here or talk to you in person. Good luck.
    Pax

  • [18] November 16, 2014 at 11:24am

    fomentingerror – I think I understand where your questions are coming from. I too wish that God would wave His hand and remove all pain and trouble from life here on Earth. But, if you read His Book, you will find the answers to the questions you have posed here. God didn’t make this mess…. we did. He has however provided a way forward. Start with John 3:16, then look at John 16:33. You seem like a sincere person, who is looking to do his best in an imperfect world. It’s all any of us can do alone. Good luck.
    Pax

  • [4] November 16, 2014 at 11:03am

    VastlyEducated – Hmmmm… so you believe that the overwhelming majority of humans who have lived on this Earth and who (according to the sciences of archeology and sociology) were and are “religious” are mentally deficient while the 0.01% who have embraced the fairly recent idea of “atheism” are the only “normal” people? Interesting!
    Pax

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  • [19] November 16, 2014 at 10:19am

    Itkije – Well, it encouraged the people making a movie about His Book, they have put it on the internet so that others will know the story, it will now go around the world as a sign…. seems to me this was a really good move on Gods part, if you want to say “Hi! I’m still here and watching over you!” I’m really glad it’s God who is omnipotent and not humans like you and me….. we would make too many mistakes and end up ruining everything.
    Pax

  • [35] November 16, 2014 at 9:51am

    fomentingerror – Nope, feeding the hungry is YOUR job. He’s provided everything you need to do it. Get busy!

  • November 12, 2014 at 9:44am

    When I lived in Germany in the early 70′s I saw a number of older men who sported Hitler style mustaches and hair cuts. Apparently it was a popular style back in the ’30′s. I don’t think this was meant to be Hitler himself, just a guy with a current “do” and style from that time.
    Pax

  • [3] November 3, 2014 at 12:01pm

    @pubiluspencilman – I just can’t let you get away with that…. it was the Christians in the north that began the emancipation movement and sustained it in the face of persecution and danger. Listen to the Christian songs urging men to “die to make men free, just as Christ died to make men holy.” It was also Christians who built hospitals and Christian nuns and doctors who ran them starting in medieval times. It was Christians who sent medical missionaries to he hells of the world not only to spread the word of God, but to minister to the sick. Missionaries are still doing this today.
    Secularism in medicine is a VERY new thing. There was no secularism in those who worked and suffered to free the slaves.
    Pax

  • [4] November 3, 2014 at 11:06am

    This is such a sad story. It seems to me that there is a great deal of fear on both sides of the arguments here. The thing I fear from this poor young woman’s act, is that it will become acceptable to pressure very old, or very sick people to kill themselves to spare their families or communities the expense or the anguish of living out their lives to the end. When money, or mental pain becomes more valuable than life, well, it is frightening. The “complete lives” issue comes into play here. Leaving all judgements aside, this just might be a very slippery slope. I Pray that this poor woman will rest in peace and that her family finds comfort.
    Pax

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  • [2] September 4, 2014 at 9:27pm

    flier2020 – I’m a former RN and I’ve seen it also. One overly tired or simply cavalier worker….
    I agree, none of it makes any sense at all.

  • [2] September 4, 2014 at 9:19pm

    Hi Monk, I live about 80 miles from Atlanta and feel like we here in GA have dodged a very large bullet. But, I also wonder why TPTB seem to be “spreading the risk” around the country with this awful disease. Maybe Emory Hospital wouldn’t take him? The outcry around this area was pretty loud. I don’t think I would have had any elective surgery or wanted any of my family to be a patient there while this was going on. Plus, confidence in the CDC is pretty low hereabouts these days. Too many blunders.

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  • September 4, 2014 at 8:53pm

    Mormonism?

  • [2] September 4, 2014 at 8:51pm

    Anybody seen our Islamist apologists in any of these comments? Wonder why they are all so quiet? Sirhan? Could it be that now that the true face of radical islam is out there for the world to see we might be giving a lot more thought to how we should deal with “the worlds fastest growing religion”? Or perhaps now the entire world can see WHY it’s growing “so fast”. “Convert or die” and kidnapping young girls for “wives” can really beef up the numbers, eh?

  • August 7, 2014 at 9:05am

    Plenty – Do you advocate following the lead of the ISIS terrorists and blowing up all artwork, both ancient and modern that are images of “pagan gods”? This kind of rant is what turns people away from “religion”. I would also remind you that our founding fathers were given “classical” educations and were very knowledgeable about ancient religions and ideas. They did not fear classical artwork or mythology and they managed to establish our nation on Judeo-Christian principles which have served us well for all these years. Don’t step over the line into the extreme. We see what the end result of that is every day in news from the Middle East.
    . Pax

  • [1] August 3, 2014 at 12:35pm

    fatpolice – Oops! See my reply above! Really need that cup of coffee!

  • August 3, 2014 at 12:33pm

    Fatpolice – Thanks. . You are correct. And Satan is the great deceiver. My favorite verse is “I am come so that you might have LIFE, and that in abundance”.
    Now for some sunshine, coffee, and hugs and kisses from my grandbabies!

  • [2] August 3, 2014 at 12:09pm

    4truth – If my comments have been in error in my response to you, I humbly apologize and ask your forgiveness. I am having a very hard time dealing with some of the comments here that glorify suffering and death as being Gods will. This point of view is easy when you do not feel personally threatened. It is MUCH harder when your innocent family members are living in harms way. No one is going to convince me that a loving God wants innocent children to suffer or die. I know that this does happen, but it’s because MEN commit murder and folly and God lets us roast in the fires we set ourselves.
    Again, I apologize if I misinterpreted your statement. I’m going to go have a cup of coffee and sit in the sunshine for a few minutes. God bless….

  • [6] August 3, 2014 at 11:22am

    Emmy917 – How very smug of you. I’ll be sure to tell my dying children that their suffering is “for Christs sake”. I don’t worship a God that wants innocents to die so that one man can “receive the greater portion”.
    It’s really hard not to give in to anger at folks like you who stand far away and condemn those who will suffer. Your platitudes are of no comfort.

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  • [9] August 3, 2014 at 10:23am

    4truth – this verse speaks of laying down your own life, not taking others lives with you! Sacrifice your own life for your beliefs if you will. Causing harm to innocents by ones actions is not in this verse.
    If people die from this, it will not fall under the realm of losing your life for Christ, which is the intent of the second verse you quoted. I don’t believe that our deaths from this awful disease would advance the cause of Christianity at all. Quite the contrary this may turn many against missionaries working in such places at all. Many unexpected consequences of these decisions…..

  • [5] August 3, 2014 at 9:39am

    Patriot-Momma – Thank you. I wholeheartedly agree.

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