“…telling someone who is in pain that ‘God has chosen you for this.’ or ‘God has a plan.’ does not serve God. It is a human explanation for something we cannot understand.”
***I did not say to tell Brittany any of that or that I believe “God has chosen her for this.” I said God allows the natural laws of this world to play out.
“My point is to express sympathy for pain and suffering. To support and love one another. To talk about the blessings we have.”
***I agree with expressing sympathy for pain and suffering and with loving one another.
“If you tell me I am evil because I have made a choice… you won’t change my mind…”
***Where did I say anything remotely like that?
“…because you have judged me”.
***It is not for us to judge people’s hearts; that is God’s right. We are to judge actions, however, based on principles. (Murdering someone for their money is wrong, correct?) I’m not saying to march up to Brittany and tell her she is wrong; I’m saying to thoughtfully make decisions based on God’s principles.
 October 8, 2014 at 1:03pm
You speak of ending one’s life as being pro-life and showing appreciation for life. I understand your reasoning, but I believe that the ultimate question, at least for me, should be not about my power over my own life, but God’s. Easy for me to say, sitting here without the death sentence of a terminal illness, but I believe in acting on principle, both in politics (faithfulness to the principles of the Constitution) and in life (cling to God’s principles). Bottom line: He is the Lord and Creator and has the power and the right to allow whatever happens on this earth. And yes, he loves us even though He allows suffering. I believe I should live my life by turning to Him first, in everything, and seeking His will and guidance. I pray that I may have the strength, faith, and trust to do this in hard times, and I pray for Brittany, as well.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
 October 8, 2014 at 12:48pm
Better to turn to God and ask Him what His will is.
We have been so inundated with the “prosperity gospel” that we think we aren’t supposed to endure suffering–or, simplistically, that if God loved us, He wouldn’t allow us to suffer. Even though He loves us, He allows suffering in this world through the natural laws that He allows to operate; we’ve all seen it and endured it.
I am sorry for this woman and her plight. What is missing, for me, is the absence of “Thy will be done” or “What would God have me do?” Just an observation; I’m not judging her heart. I pray for her recovery, her recognition that God is the supreme Lord, and her ability to endure whatever He has allowed to come into her life.
 October 8, 2014 at 12:37pm
“Do you realize that you are saying that God has chosen this person to suffer in pain and die.”
God loves us, but He allows the natural laws of this world to play out. That includes natural disasters, disease, and evil in the hearts of men. That is why some people, including children, get terminal illnesses or die in accidents. We live in a fallen world, and bad things happen. God’s love is overarching and sees us through whatever we must endure on this earth. Reading the lives of early Christians who willingly died for their faith can be a good reminder of what complete allegiance to Him means. They had their eye on Him, no matter what. He allowed them to be burned and tortured, hunted down and killed, but they said “Thy will be done” and were willing to die in whatever manner He allowed, enduring unspeakable suffering.
We have lost the concept of lordship: that we are created beings who answer to our Creator. He has given us complete freedom to do exactly as we please–including lie, steal, and kill–but ultimately we answer to Him.
Those who say “do not judge” are correct; we shouldn’t judge someone’s heart. However, we judge actions all the time–”the killing of his family was wrong”, “leaving her children was wrong,” “abusing that child was an abomination,” etc. People who speak against this suicide are doing so based on the all-encompassing principle that Jesus is Lord (and that, yes, He loves us but allows us to suffer on this earth).
I accept your explanation. However, telling someone who is in pain that "God has chosen you for this." or "God has a plan." does not serve God. It is a human explanation for something we cannot understand. It is almost like saying "God wants you to hurt." That isn't true and doesn't serve either us not Him.
My point is to express sympathy for pain and suffering. To support and love one another. To talk about the blessings we have.
If you tell me I am evil because I have made a choice you won't change my mind because you have judged me. If you show me God's love and the blessings I might change my mind because you have loved and supported me and helped me through a difficult time.
we are created beings who answer to our Creator.
That says it all.
"...telling someone who is in pain that 'God has chosen you for this.' or 'God has a plan.' does not serve God. It is a human explanation for something we cannot understand."
***I did not say to tell Brittany any of that or that I believe "God has chosen her for this." I said God allows the natural laws of this world to play out.
"My point is to express sympathy for pain and suffering. To support and love one another. To talk about the blessings we have."
***I agree with expressing sympathy for pain and suffering and with loving one another.
"If you tell me I am evil because I have made a choice… you won’t change my mind…"
***Where did I say anything remotely like that?
"...because you have judged me".
***It is not for us to judge people's hearts; that is God's right. We are to judge actions, however, based on principles. (Murdering someone for their money is wrong, correct?) I'm not saying to march up to Brittany and tell her she is wrong; I'm saying to thoughtfully make decisions based on God's principles.
Please forgive me. My comments were never pointed at you as an individual. I am not accusing you of this. My comments were generalizations to us as a people. Many comments here are very judgmental, accusatory, and even rude. These kinds of comments will never help a person find their faith.
Faith is found through support and love. By positive examples. My posts and comments are intended to remind all of us that Compassion and Love is a much stronger example and faster way to God then anything negative.
 June 5, 2014 at 2:14pm
Really? The O Admin didn’t think it could trust Congressional committee members who deal with classified information routinely, to keep this secret?
No way. Stop lying to us.
It’s an excuse for the pres. to do what he wants, when he wants, outside the rule of law. Just despicable.
April 20, 2014 at 4:00pm
@Dark_Knight: “Lesson 135, ‘If I defend myself I am attacked’ from ACIM” In my opinion that article was written by a malfunctioning mind.”
A Course in Miracles has teachings that conflict with the Bible. For example:
A Course in Miracles Vol. 1, p. 88
“No one is punished for sins, and the Sons of God are not sinners”
Vol. 1, p. 423
“The Holy Spirit will never teach you that you are sinful”
Vol. 1, p. 377
“When you are tempted to believe that sin is real, remember this: If sin is real, both God and you are not”
Wow. Looks like some people need to chill out. Disclaimer: I have not heard any of GB’s programs over the past few days, so I don’t know specifically what was said; but based on this article:
- Glenn has talked about influencing culture since leaving Fox. So good for him.
- Who among us has never said that we hate politicians? Please.
- We all have gifts and talents. Sounds like Glenn wants to exercise another of his, and that he is tired of politics, and that he even feels that he isn’t making as big a difference as he would like in that arena.
- There is no one person that we are all going to agree with on every issue. I do think we should keep speaking up about points of difference and strive to see the truth.
- Also, keep expressing dissatisfaction if the organization isn’t living up to “Truth Lives Here.” But, in my opinion, this needs to be done in the context of what we have known about Glenn over the past years. I don’t think he suddenly turned on everything overnight, which is what one could think from some of the comments here. In other words, keep the powder dry and see how things play out. Have a little faith, keep things in perspective, and continue to seek truth and freedom. If those things are genuinely not found here, that will become more clear over time. I am hoping for the best.
Yeah, maybe you should listen to his rants of the last few days and then decide. You will see why many are upset. Has nothing to do with this new venture of his.
April 11, 2014 at 11:34am
Two words: Grow up.
Did those words sting? No doubt. But she could have considered the source: one employee–not the Subway chain, not all employees. All people do not need “sensitivity training.” Those words make me shudder.
SHe could have asked to speak to that person and addressed the issue directly. She could have, after the initial shock wore off, laughed it off. But NOOOOO. She has to put her overweight condition on worldwide display and try to change an entire company’s policies over one immature, incentive comment. I have zero sympathy for her. And she’s eating too many carbs if she wants to lose weight.
“Policing” is out of control. We’d better do some serious push-back, as well as being on the offensive, fast.
The girl looks great to me. I was expecting anorexia, but her arms don’t even look skinny. It’s none of their business what she weighs.
“…to begin a weight-gaining regiment…” It’s “regimen.” A regiment is a unit of soldiers. *Sigh.*
April 2, 2014 at 12:19am
Actually, no, it isn’t.
“[Operation} Wide Receiver actually involved not gun-walking but controlled delivery. Unlike gun-walking, which seems (for good reason) to have been unheard of until Fast & Furious, controlled delivery is a very common law enforcement tactic…In a controlled delivery firearms case, guns are traced in the sense that agents closely and physically follow them…” http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2012/06/20/on_fast__furious_blame_bush_is_a_lie
March 29, 2014 at 12:37am
I am a little horrified that an app can tell you where people are, and that people give away that much information about themselves.
I know, right?? How many stalkers can't wait to get their hands on this app?? Sounds dangerous to me!
Most people that understand how social networking works lock the apps down to "friends" only. I don't care if my friends know where I'm at. Then again, I'm not actively trying to avoid the people I know.
There are people who don't mind that everyone knows where they are. Not everyone is a stalker. Not everyone is a wimp that can't take care of themselves.
The app only uses information that people post publicly, like if you update foursquare with your current location. If you don't post that kind of information, this app won't pick it up.
March 28, 2014 at 6:26pm
I don’t understand all the comments about idolatry and the like. The pledge says,
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
We pledge allegiance to the flag as a symbol of the U.S., the Republic that is our country. We are saying we are Americans and that our loyalty is to THIS country…and not to the flag of any other country. I can’t believe some of the things I’m reading here. Are you people OK with some other country’s flag flying in our schools and neighborhoods?
March 27, 2014 at 12:28am
Genes and metabolism aside, complex carbs are a major culprit in weight gain: biscuits, cornbread, bread, cereal, chips, cookies, cake, pasta, etc. I think a lot of people could lose weight by cutting back on those foods while eating a good balance of protein, healthy fats, veggies, and fruits.
You don't list complex carbs, but simple ones. You also list starches, which the body turns into fast carbs.
March 26, 2014 at 4:30pm
If it were Munchausen’s, Justina would have gotten better after being taken from her parents. If Boston’s were doing the right thing for her, she would be recovering. Instead, she is worse, and some say, dying. Someone needs to step in and stop this, now.
March 20, 2014 at 5:06pm
LibertyIsMyMiddleName: “The ‘environmentalists’ do not love the government. What planet are you from? And no one likes the NSA.”
They just want the government to control every aspect of our lives in the name of green projects, controlling “climate change,” and saving the environment.
March 20, 2014 at 12:02pm
That is what I see as the point of the story, not that the kid is a daredevil. He actually did us a favor by demonstrating how lax the security is…like Snowden on a smaller scale.
How do I keep concealed weapons out of my business?
You must post a sign that is clearly visible from the outside of the building. It must be at least 8 inches wide and at least 12 inches tall. It must state “NO CONCEALED WEAPONS ALLOWED” in black one-inch tall uppercase letters at the bottom of the sign and centered between the lateral edges of the sign. It must show a black silhouette of a handgun inside a circle seven inches in diameter with a diagonal line that runs from the lower left to the upper right at a forty-five degree angle (think Ghostbusters). It must be placed between 40 and 60 inches from the bottom of the building’s entrance door.
This sign does not have the silhouette of a handgun on it, so it seems invalid to me. I also wonder if the additional comments would render the sign invalid under the law.
March 8, 2014 at 3:07pm
Well, that was disappointing. I saw the headline and thought Coulter was going to tell us why Republicans are pushing for amnesty. Instead, she stated what we already know: that amnesty increases the numbers of Democratic voters. I still have no explanation why Republicans would move in that direction. “Compassion” doesn’t cut it.
@snooop1e: “What this Pastor did (or paid a firm to do for him) was equivalent to buying his own stock in order to make it appear more valuable than it really is.”
I agree with what you’ve said. Quotes form the article seem to indicate that the church thinks this is all done to get its message to more people. That’s classic ends-justify-the-means thinking. It’s what the political Left does all the time, and it has no place in a Christian setting. It doesn’t matter if “it’s done all the time”; it’s dishonest.
March 6, 2014 at 10:59pm
I see GB as an artistic, highly creative person who thinks outside the box and who dresses accordingly. He has said that he is ADD or ADHD, as well. I am amused by what he wears sometimes. I say, just let him be himself. He is doing a world of good, and is not boring in his speech or dress.