User Profile: TeresaJ

TeresaJ

Member Since: June 27, 2012

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  • [4] September 2, 2014 at 11:00am

    If the atheists want to start using history, let’s not forget the rest of it.

    The Star Spangled Banner says “our motto, ‘In God is our trust.”
    References to God can be found all over our national buildings and monuments, dating from fairly recent to the beginnings.
    Most national songs have some mention of God in them.
    Our founding documents also frequently contain references to God.

    Secondly, if they have a question to ask, they need to ask, “How would you feel to open meetings with prayer to ourselves?” They lack standing to ask about prayers to Allah, as they don’t believe in Him.

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  • [6] August 28, 2014 at 10:57am

    They say Nero played the violin while watching Rome burn.

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  • [14] August 23, 2014 at 2:44pm

    Homosexuality is not a race. It is immoral actions.

  • August 21, 2014 at 12:52pm

    *woman he ruined

  • August 21, 2014 at 12:51pm

    @Lucretius

    That would have been moral, in accordance with the Law of Moses. A woman could not care for herself at that time. It doesn’t matter what you think about it, at that time, women were not strong enough to acquire food consistently without help. A woman who was not a virgin could not be married, for reasons that were as much public health, though only God could have known it, as they were cultural. If a woman couldn’t marry, she would have to stay in her father’s house until he died, and then her next of kin. That was a devastating prospect for a woman, whose prestige was tied to the children she brought. Marrying the women he ruined, in that case, was absolutely the most moral thing to do out of the situation.

  • [3] August 21, 2014 at 12:29pm

    Yes, I am aware of those. The amount of space to post was too short. However, again, you still do not understand. What is really funny is, the concept of slavery being wrong foraged by Americans, was commonly made by Christians, using scripture to back it. What I am questioning, is not whether slavery is immoral or moral, but your understanding of the Bible, or the thoughts of God, which is lacking. Your attitude, like many others, challenge God as if you know better than He does. It’s that arrogance, that men know better than God, that has brought about this article and this conversation.

    As for women, I did not show immorality, nor did I devalue women. I am telling you, that by stepping away or de-prioritizing the job God put women here to do, they have devalued themselves, and caused immorality. The women have become immoral, on various levels. Many are not intentional.

    Just 20 years ago, someone presenting the idea that killing children with down-syndrome would have been regarded as insane. Also, only a few short years ago, abortion was rationalized as just being a group of cells, and therefore ok. Now, people are acknowledging that those babies are living, viable, and are still justifying it by saying there is no one to care for them/ the world will be too populated. Thereby, murder is ALREADY being justified as moral. Dawkins just said so in this very article.

    Humanity isn’t “progressing,” it’s moving into the very prophecy laid out in the Book of Revelations.

  • [4] August 21, 2014 at 11:47am

    SpeckChaser is correct. You both just said “society decided it was immoral, and so it was.” Therefore, by your reasoning, if society decided murder was moral, it would be.

    Keres, you clearly do not understand or know the Bible. You are parroting what you hear others say, who also do not know the Bible. The Bible never addresses slavery itself as immoral or moral. It does outline laws regarding the treatment of slaves, which in a better, more modern sense would be translated as “servant,” as in most cases, the person in question either voluntarily entered into service, or was given up by their parents, because they were too poor to feed themselves.

    On a chain of command stand point, women ARE lower than men. This is not immoral in the least. Our society has proven it’s a necessary thing, and it’s upheaval has proven devastating, not beneficial. The Biblical “chain of command” does not mean women are inferior or to be treated poorly, only that each gender has it’s own job to do. I roll my eyes when I see “woman’s reproductive rights” slogans. Women like that can’t handle the truth; that they were made to bear children. Just because we have the technology to divert what Nature’s God made to be natural, does not mean it is logical or moral to ignore natural laws.

    When God’s laws are followed, society functions with civility and cleanliness. That is the nature of the Old Testament. Compassion for the fallen is the nature of the New.

  • [18] August 21, 2014 at 11:24am

    We just read the preliminary to Hitler’s reasoning. People think he was a monster and couldn’t imagine how anyone could be so debase. This is how.

    When you eliminate God’s standards for right and wrong, anything can “justified.”

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  • [4] August 19, 2014 at 12:50pm

    Oh? And the Bibles were removed in the first place why? For fear of offending some “non-Christians,” their words.

    Some non-Christians have been offended, and that’s not ok, but offending Christians, perfectly ok.

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  • [2] August 19, 2014 at 10:47am

    But it’s perfectly ok to offend Christians, yes?

    If you don’t want to appear “favorable,” what difference does it make whether the Bibles are in the room, or at the front desk? Why don’t you just come out with it and say you either A., hate Christians, or B., pander to the people who hate God.

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  • [1] August 15, 2014 at 4:37pm

    Mankind has a long history of mankind on mankind warfare, persecution, and torture. Again, your comment is about as informative as Dawkins.

    Religion being a prominent reason for warfare, past or near past, is a myth. http://www.psmag.com/culture/myth-of-the-modern-religious-war-34617/

  • [1] August 15, 2014 at 4:01pm

    Some clarification, just in case there is misunderstanding. I’m not picking on atheists. I’m pointing out what a load of habluey that speech was. You could insert and replace a number of different groups of people into that hogwash, and have it come out the same.

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  • August 15, 2014 at 3:48pm

    Let me make just a few small changes…

    ” ‘What I do think about the difference between moderate atheists and extremist atheists is that, although of course it’s only a tiny minority of any sect which is ever going to get violent or horrible, there is a sense in which the moderate, nice atheist people make the world safe for extremists.’

    Moderate atheist people who are kind create the notion that “there’s something good about atheism” and that there are benefits to bringing children up to embrace humanistic, godless ideals. Such a notion leads people to believe in nothing without having evidence or the need to offer justification.

    ‘They’re entitled simply to say ‘oh that’s my belief, you’re not allowed to question it and you’re not allowed to ask me why I hold it.’
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    It is this very ideal that could lead to fundamentalism and extremism.

    ‘Once you teach people that that’s a legitimate reason for believing in nothing then you as it were give a license to the extremists who say, ‘My belief in nothing justifies if I am a suicide bomber or I’m supposed to blow up buildings because we are accidents anyway— it’s my belief and you can’t question that.’ ”

    Humanism: the idea that mankind is smarter than a box of rocks

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  • [16] August 14, 2014 at 11:23am

    @Mykelb

    In the Reading Room of the Library of Congress, there are eight symbolic statues that symbolize civilized life and thought: Philosophy, Art, History, Commerce, Religion, Science, Law, and Poetry. Above the Science statue is the plaque, “THE HEAVENS DECLARE THE GLORY OF GOD;
    AND THE FIRMAMENT SHEWETH HIS HANDIWORK.” (Psalms 19:1)

    Christians believed in education and sciences; they believed in studying God’s Creation. A good deal many of the historical schools and colleges were started by Christians, and school was made mandatory by Christians. In fact, until very recently, 90% of the country claimed to be Christian. Only in the last 50-60 years has church attendance been dropping, as whole communities of the past met and socialized at church. Yet our country has made more advances, more scientific discoveries and/or improvements over the last 200 years than the world made in 1000′s.

    Just who. exactly, is the brainwashed and ignorant one? Our belief in God has been our strength for 200 years, not our weakness.

  • [1] August 13, 2014 at 11:44am

    “We have been informed that the school’s football coaches have been using their position to promote Christianity on the football team by integrating Bible verses into functional team documents and team promotions in various ways,” read a letter sent to officials at Hall County School District. “Meanwhile, they have been either leading the team in prayer or participating in team prayers on a regular basis.”

    O M G the horror. O.O

    Everyday I feel more and more like I’m living in China.

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  • August 13, 2014 at 11:34am

    I don’t imagine there isn’t a person on this earth who hasn’t done something or another that might appear horrible out of context to a bystander.

  • [4] August 11, 2014 at 4:37pm

    Yes. The most disturbing part of this story is not the fight one side or the other, it’s the fact that those women weren’t arrested for public lewdness.

  • [8] August 10, 2014 at 12:58am

    You don’t get it. Doing business with Planned Parenthood or for a gay wedding are equally morally abhorrent. If I did own a dress shop, or a cake shop, and someone asked me to supply for a function celebrating a divorce, that would also be equally morally abhorrent.

    None, and I repeat, none of these Christian owners that have made the media have refused to serve gay cliental. What they refuse is to participate in a function that they have a moral objection to.

    Your comprehension of the legal aspects of discrimination run parallel to Obama’s comprehension of faithfully upholding the Constitution and American Law. Homosexuals are not a race. Homosexuality is a behavior, pure and simple, and behavior is what we make laws to either curb or promote. Turning a behavior into some kind of pseudo race is making a mockery on the point of having Law. The point of Law is to bring order, not decimate it.

    Let me be clear. I don’t believe in criminalizing homosexual acts. What people do in their house is their business. That is an American freedom. But when you skew and scheme to change something into what it isn’t on a public scale, you make it everybody’s business, this article being just one very clear example on why. However, it’s really just the tip of the iceberg. Real repercussions take around 40 years to develop.

  • [91] August 8, 2014 at 10:51am

    I think there will be more and more children pulled from public schools and placed in private or homeschooled, as parents increasingly decide whether the bigger house or their children are more important to them. Only those who are of the poorest and truly cannot tighten the belt any further, and those with zero morals, will be left.

    Obama, however, is doing his best to make sure all people are the poorest of the poor.

  • [7] August 8, 2014 at 10:22am

    You have no clue what that parent does or does not allow her children to be a part of.

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