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thenannerpus

Member Since: June 08, 2011

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  • [2] April 20, 2016 at 4:52pm

    Habana,

    Answering your own question? That’s kind of a nutcase symptom.
    But no, I am as Conservative and Christian as they come. It’s people that suggest “just stopping it” is a reasonable solution that bring me righteous indignation. Because people like that are like the Pharisees. Their motivation is results. It’s works-based and denies the deeper issues of the human heart.

    No, self-discipline is not a bad thing. But you gloss over the depth of the human heart as though God made you as nothing more than a robot. He gives commands, you follow them. That is a shallow, pharisaical Christianity, and it is manipulative of God because you now believe you are owed something for your good behavior, totally ignoring what it actually means to be saved by grace.

    Yes, I am a low-life. Lowest of lows. My God became human to join me in this low place. He came to where I was, in the depths of despair. He got His hands dirty to start me on a path towards Him. That is what I will do with helping others. Meet them where they are at to help point them to Jesus, and walk with them daily.

  • [4] April 20, 2016 at 12:03pm

    Whois – I agree.
    Me – I agree to a point. I believe all Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. (2Tim 3:16). However, I think a lot of Christians become the Pharisees, the ones Jesus saved His most pointed words for. They focus on outward appearance rather than the inward heart.

    I don’t follow a religion. I follow the person and words of Jesus Himself. Maybe that’s a simpler way of saying my point.

  • April 20, 2016 at 11:08am

    sbenard,
    Agree on all points.

    The fact that you got down-voted tells me theblaze is just heading further into the toilet. I am seeing the beginning of the end, if not for theblaze, then for me.

  • April 20, 2016 at 10:11am

    Uh, do your own homework. Try reading the Bible, just once. Your question is full of ignorance.

  • April 20, 2016 at 10:09am

    I disagree, speaking from personal experience in my and many others’ lives, spiritualizing the problem is wrong. It’s very Catholic sounding: “just try and work harder, then you will be healed.” And it does not give answers to very important questions that must be asked and are present in almost any addict: Am I lovable?

  • [-3] April 20, 2016 at 10:05am

    Yes, the “try harder” mantra. Good luck with that. The type of control you describe can be as much of a sin as porn.

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  • [4] April 20, 2016 at 10:04am

    I, speaking as a Christian and recovering addict, would take umbrage with those Christians too. Your vitriol aside (it is as toxic as that which you target), spiritualizing a problem by saying “just turn to God” is not good advice. I have found the people that say that have little to no experience in dealing with real hurts and real problems in people’s lives. They want to go to church and project the “I’m a good Christian” attitude with a smile on their face and whitewashing their lives with “everything’s great!”

    Jesus promised Christians difficulty in this life if we follow Him (John 16:33). I think too many Christians are living in denial about themselves.

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  • [3] April 19, 2016 at 1:40pm

    Prov,

    While I respect your position on most topics, I strongly disagree with you here. Everyone has something in there life that is sinful, I am sure you would agree with that (Rom 3:23). Why do you rank this one as higher than another?

    Our bodies were designed, by God – and males in particular, to react to visual stimuli *instantaneously*. Meaning men have to “take our thoughts captive” intentionally to avoid the pleasurable response process our bodies go through becoming a sinful pursuit of more pleasure. It is no wonder that porn is so addictive, so quickly, for many men.

    And don’t forget the other addictions, like money, power, etc. We are all guilty of something. It’s the kindness of the Lord that leads to repentance. Not the judgment.

  • [2] April 19, 2016 at 10:41am

    So here you are, commenting about Christians that you clearly despise (made clear by your posting history). You are antagonistic towards Christians, you do not seek understanding, you seek to marginalize and fight and insult.

    And you claim Christian persecution does not exist?

    No need to response, I am not looking to engage dialogue with a person not in their right mind. I simply enjoy exposing idiots and their logic fails. It’s one of my failures as a human being…

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  • [1] April 19, 2016 at 9:58am

    That’s not our position, that’s God’s position. Your beef is with Him, not Christians.

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  • [-2] April 18, 2016 at 2:33pm

    Jonny,
    I don’t even know my own mother’s b-day, and it happens every year.

    Jesus’ significance was not known until his ministry on earth began, and more so after the Resurrection. You are suggesting everyone should retroactively have known his birthdate after his impact was made.

    I agree it was not 12/25.

  • [-5] April 18, 2016 at 12:28pm

    It is the year 2016. Since the birth of Christ.

    That is a small sub-point of my main point. You deal in the world of missing the big picture apparently.

  • [-6] April 18, 2016 at 12:27pm

    blink,
    Amazing! You just disproved Christianity in 5 points and less than 40 words.

    Wow, well, color me convinced. I see your discussion/debate skills have improved.

  • [-5] April 18, 2016 at 11:48am

    Holyman,

    I wish I could be as strong as you right now. Watching these sarcastic pasta jokesters is like watching a train wreck to me. I can’t look away!

  • [-3] April 18, 2016 at 11:45am

    shsmn,

    They do not know love because they do not know God. For God is love. 1John 4:8

    An interesting (to me) aside is that to go to this level of cynicism means deep down there is something striking a chord in their soul that they are rebelling against. It’s human nature and they are (unknowingly) exposing their heart.

  • [-8] April 18, 2016 at 11:43am

    Speaking non-existent words makes you look unintelligent. God created you for greater things. I’m sad for how disrespectful you are to yourself.

  • [11] April 18, 2016 at 11:41am

    If anyone will believe this, you will need a few key events:
    1. miracles witnessed by many
    2. death and resurrection of a person claiming to be God, again with witnesses
    3. people getting martyred for their belief
    4. a large collection of books written by many different authors, spanning thousands of years of time, all saying the same thing, as though written by one person.
    5. And overcoming the statistical impossibility of prophesies written hundreds of centuries before they came true.

    Those are just a few of the big ones.

    Good luck.

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  • [-2] April 18, 2016 at 10:53am

    Speaking non-existent words makes you look unintelligent. God created you for greater things. I’m sad for how disrespectful you are to yourself.

  • April 18, 2016 at 10:23am

    Uh, no roll. A civilized society, including America’s, has laws that treat adults and children differently, hence the terms “minor” and “adult” used in legal lexicon and law enforcement.

    We don’t put children, who are still developing, in a “system” that is heartless and cold, unless of course, that is what you want that child to be when they grow up. I see it worked a wonder on you.

  • [17] April 18, 2016 at 10:10am

    I am blessed and humbled by your love, and not becoming cynical and cold in a difficult environment.

    God bless you.

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