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  • [2] September 2, 2015 at 8:52am


    Can a religious symbol on land leased from the Forest Service be “seen as forcing individuals” to “support a particular religion. .?”

    Can individuals be “forced” to support a religion by looking at a symbol placed in a ski resort?

    You ask some pretty good questions.

    The only problem is that the Jesus statue forces no one to change their religious beliefs, or lack thereof . . or to act upon their beliefs in any way that is goes against conscience.

    So, the questions you ask may actually weaken your argument.

    On the other hand, I am forced to pay taxes, and now am pressured by threat of fine to buy life insurance which provides an abortion benefit.. I would argue that I am being “forced” to pay for something which my faith considers a sin and a crime.

    Will the FFR come to my rescue as well? Because I am offended.

  • [2] September 2, 2015 at 8:36am

    Hi rws.

    1. Our US Forest Service leases land for all kinds of private venture. If I was Hindu, should I protest the thousands of acres of land leased by cattle ranchers, because I believe cows are sacred?

    That would be as pointless and stupid as the FFR people protesting the statue. And that is why no one would care about your hypothetical star and crescent statue either.

    Only radical atheists are willing to spend good time and money on something that benefits absolutely no one.

    2. There are Roman (secular) documents recording the activities and death of Jesus. These documents are widely accepted by secular historians. For example, Tacitus and Josephus were not Christian and make no claim regarding the gospels.

    Israeli scholar Shlomo Pines writes, “Even the most bitter opponents of Christianity never expressed any doubt as to Jesus having really lived.”

  • [1] September 2, 2015 at 6:57am

    Hi Septamus,

    The Church has always taught that anyone who sincerely and truly repents and Confesses ANY sin is forgiven by Christ, and will receive healing and graces.


  • [1] September 2, 2015 at 6:51am


    Billy is a careless “journalist”.
    He has proven it over and over.

    Why he has been given the religion beat on this “paper” is beyond me.

  • [1] September 2, 2015 at 6:48am


    This story is silly. The Church has always taught that anyone who truly repents and confesses sin receives strength and grace from God.

    The Church has always taught that the Sacrament of Confession is where CHRIST forgives a sincerely repentant heart. ALL sin, including abortion, has ALWAYS been treated that way.

    This is your typical Pope Francis story where he is misquoted or is (more likely) speaking sloppily. Sorry. Francis does not understand the press and is that is why he is often quoted out of context.

  • September 2, 2015 at 6:41am

    Exactly Zorro.. I am not sure where this story comes from. Typical Billy Hallowell story . . lacking knowledge or research on what the Church really teaches or does.

  • [4] September 2, 2015 at 6:34am

    First of all, this Blaze story is ridiculous. All sins are forgiven through a sincere repentance and Confession. A priest does not forgive during Confession.

    Christ forgives. Christ heals.

    This is not a new theology. Anyone who actually practices Catholicism knows this.

    This is just another MSM story to make the Catholic Church seem backward.

  • [5] August 31, 2015 at 7:13am


    The history of canonical compilation and the early Christian councils are basic history that anyone can find doing a very simple search.

    Of course, whether someone believes it to be an inspiration from the Holy Spirit is a matter of opinion and faith. Not fact.

    But the events from early Christian councils are not in dispute by any reputable scholars of biblical history. You can find true scholarship from every major denomination on the history of canonical compilation. A fourth grader can look it up.

  • [4] August 21, 2015 at 6:43am

    “It speaks to the absolute arrogance of the organization. ”

    It sure does. The fall of Satan was due to his absolute pride and arrogance. PP is his playground.
    What could give him more delight than humans killing millions of other humans, and calling it “good.”

  • [2] August 18, 2015 at 6:47am

    We have an Amazon fulfillment center in our town. They don’t treat loyal, hard working employees as assets. At the very first sign of trouble in your personal health or life, you better suck it up or move on.

    The attitude is : There are more people out there who need a job that pays more than $10 per hour and you can be replaced instantly.

  • [1] August 18, 2015 at 6:40am

    We have a huge Amazon fulfillment center in our industrial park. Our town is in a depressed area of the northeast, where non-professional jobs pay $8-10 per hour and most factories have started using temp workers to avoid the benefits package fiasco.

    So…. Amazon pays a higher starting wage ($12-14) than that and has great benefits . . . but I have heard that they treat their employees like **** when there is a family crisis or illness. There is no merit in being a great employee. You are not considered an asset, no matter how long nor how hard you have worked for them. If you experience a rare problem, there is simply no tolerance for it.

    Like it or leave it.
    They will always be able to find more employees because they offer more for an unskilled laborer.

  • August 18, 2015 at 6:25am

    They probably had two cars. Maybe his is wife drives the other one to work and to get the kids where they need to go?

    Perhaps there is a better way to do it. But it sounds like at least he is a man who will do what it takes to care for his family.

    I know of a family in a similar situation. They are not working it out as well.

  • [1] August 17, 2015 at 7:16am


    Actually, the decades just after WWII brought corn and chemically mutated wheat being put into almost every prepackaged product. And those poisons — canola oil, margerine and other transfats replaced real fats, like butter, coco oil and lard.

    The last thirty years our good old government has insisted that if just eat MORE of “whole grain goodness” and fake fats, we will avoid heart disease and obesity. It created an industry where fat was replaced by sugars in almost every section of the food industry.

    It created a population who fears their own cholesterol — a substance that fights inflammation in their own bodies! Even the medical establishment has finally admitted this past year that ” ….cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern.” Look it up. .

    We now have an insulin-resistant population and diabetes epidemic. And heart disease — a good cardiologist will tell you most of it is caused by a pre-diabetic, insulin resistant metabolism. Look it up.

    Oh, by the way, the “Lipid Hypothesis” (that saturated fat causes obesity and heart disease) is finally being overturned by controlled studies and NOT cherry-picked, paid-for data. Look it up.

    and Moozmom,

    It was true. The women in that video looked beautiful and feminine. They were modestly dressed and yes, wore dresses and skirts. They looked as if they were proud to be women.

  • [-3] August 14, 2015 at 7:10am

    IF the home is paid for with their own money, why is it anybody’s business?

    I loathe Hillary. She is a criminal of the most base kind. But where she vacations is none of my business, unless one can prove she is there with funds not earned by legit income streams.

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  • [2] August 11, 2015 at 7:20am


    With all due respect, I was Catholic all my life, but never understood my own faith until I was in my 40′s. So, you saying you were once “catholic” does not prove to me you know what you are talking about.

    Why are you so mad?

    Instead of being joyous in your own non-Catholic faith, you still have a desire to hate on Catholicism.

    Why? Be happy.

    Also . . Confession is CATHOLIC sacrament. Unless you are Catholic, why do you give a rats ass whether we do it or not? We are not asking to you to participate in our sacramental life.

    I repeat, if being non-Catholic makes you happy, then be happy.

  • [16] August 10, 2015 at 6:37am

    That is a title of honor and respect that Catholics give him.
    I really don’t understand why it bothers you, Monk. You are not Catholic, right?

    We also use another honorific, “Vicar of Christ.”
    . . and loving refer to him as “Papa”
    Another title is the “Bishop of Rome.”

    None of these titles imply that the Pope is at all divine. If you infer that meaning from the word “Holy,” then maybe you need to think about your own definition of what that word means.

    Catholics do not think the only one who can be “Holy” is Christ — nor we do we think the only one worthy of the title “Father” is God.

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  • [31] August 8, 2015 at 8:55am

    Those people who produced the recent Planned Parenthood expose are saints. Their efforts are helping to turn the tide against evil.

    Because now pastors and other pro-lifers will actually be heard. All pro-life activists are heros.

    PP is a eugenics nightmare and bloody sacrifice to satanic hate.

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  • August 7, 2015 at 6:11am

    In my generation, your parents improved life for you by encouraging you to better yourself.

    I am so grateful my dad filled out the college loan applications and helped me get some financial aid. He helped my sister and I get an old used car to drive to WORK in and to the local high school, then college.

    That was all my parents could afford to do.

    When I graduated college, I moved to the big City and I lived in a ground floor of a brownstone in Harlem with three other people . . . . . . . . .and I had three jobs.

    I wasn’t all that comfortable.

    On the other hand, state college tuition was much cheaper then. And the cost of living, even in NYC, was lower then. And even during the 1980′s recession, jobs were easy to come by.

    I bettered myself. Then life happened.

    Today? I have local college kids on my staff. They work hard, show up every day, and make $8.00 an hour — the same wage I earned as a divorced mom four years ago in the same position they now hold!

    Minimum wage sucks. Which is I worked my ass off and why I am the supervisor now, making a almost twice that wage. I am still not comfortable, but I am happy.

  • [7] August 4, 2015 at 7:05am

    . . and those dark layers of fabric – which do not lay close to the body – actually hold heat underneath to circulate and keep them warm.

    As a trad Christian, I choose to wear skirts and dresses in every season. I can tell you the long ones are not as comfortable as the knee lengths in the summer heat. Even cotton. Even light colors. You sweat.

    I can’t imagine covering my entire body and head, except maybe in white, very thin cotton to keep me from overexposure to sun’s rays.

  • August 4, 2015 at 6:52am

    1. Judeo Christian theology teaches that God created humans as a construct of both body
    and soul; the body being finite but the soul eternal.

    2. But we have free will — and we don’t have to believe that!

    3. If you do believe in a God as Creator, then you must believe that the value of any human life
    cannot be determined by any other human being!

    4. If you are NOT a believer in a Creator, then human life only has the value assigned to it by
    another human entity. No more no less.

    These are theological and moral arguments that ALWAYS come back to what you believe about the Genesis of LIFE.

    In reply to the contribution What Is It About Life That Makes It Valuable?

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