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trurl

Member Since: November 23, 2010

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  • [5] September 18, 2014 at 11:10am

    As a Christian I have been a “secular” entertainer for the last 36 years. I have often taken criticism, not from the world, but from fellow believers. “How can you play in casinos?” “How can you play where they’re selling alcohol?” “Doesn’t it bother you when people act all drunk and rowdy?” I have always found it peculiar that they never think to ask the Christian doctor why he doesn’t only treat fellow believers or the Christian plumber why he doesn’t only go fix other Christian’s plumbing. Apparently, if you’re a Christian and a musician you better play only praise & worship!! As far as playing out there “in the world”, I noticed long ago that’s where the sinners are. I have had so many opportunities over the years to share my faith, answer moral questions, even mentor younger disciples just by living out my faith and taking opportunities when they are presented. I’m am not shocked by the behavior I sometimes see any more than I am shocked by watching a lion kill a zebra in the Serengeti. It is in the lion’s nature to kill, it is in the sinner’s nature to sin. Why do Christians act surprised when the lost act according to their nature? Without the inner dwelling of the Holy Spirit and Christ’s new nature in them, they cannot do anything else. God’s Word tells us this. Sinning is the natural behavior of man. We are called to be a “light in the darkness” but we seem to only want to shine among the other lights down at the lighthouse.

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  • [2] September 16, 2014 at 11:32pm

    I would argue that Westboro Baptists are in NO WAY Christians! They do not follow Christ and His teachings at all. By contrast, these Islamists are following Mohammed’s (Curse Be Upon Him) teachings to the letter.

  • [9] September 16, 2014 at 11:17pm

    Hey Dopey…we supported the president then because he was actually DOING something about it! Because he said of the Daniel Pearl atrocity “Those who would threaten Americans, those who would engage in criminal, barbaric acts, need to know that these crimes only hurt their cause and only deepen the resolve of the United States of America to rid to world of these agents of terror.” He wasn’t afraid to tell them we were going to get rid of them and he wasn’t afraid to call it terror and he wasn’t afraid to do it. Obama is a coward or, worse, a sympathizer.

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  • [3] September 10, 2014 at 11:21pm

    The principle Phil lays out goes further back than the New testament… “And He said, “If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the Lord your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the Lord, am your healer.” – Exodus 15:26 Follow the Lord’s instructions and your risk of STDs and other calamities is greatly reduced if not eliminated altogether. It was true for the Israelites, it’s true for us.

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  • September 10, 2014 at 11:10pm

    Who on EARTH gives one whit what this fat, useless blowhard has to say about anything? I refuse to read this article. Stop giving him a platform!

  • September 10, 2014 at 3:39pm

    This KJ only argument is one of the silliest arguments in all of Christendom. Take ten minutes and examine the history of WHY it was authorized by King James. There was a better, more accurate Bible available at the time full of commentary by the scholars of the day…the Geneva Bible. King James commissioned the new translation because he hated the commentary of the Geneva Bible that took issue with the “divine right of kings” and promoted the Bible’s teaching of the rights and responsibilities of the individual. It challenged his authority as king and led to, among other things, our U.S. Constitution. It is certainly not the most accurate translation we have today. There are some glaring errors in it including calling resurrection Sunday, Easter. That word was derived from a pagan celebration of the goddess Ostare (among other names). I guarantee you the apostles never referred to it as “Easter”. KJ only types argue against later translations by saying that a little “leaven” of error ruins the whole translation while completely ignoring the “leaven” within the pages of their own translation. The 1599 Geneva Bible is a better choice if you want an older translation. It was the one our founders used and was the one that sparked King James’ paranoia. Ask yourself…do I trust a translation that was “authorized” by an English king who had it written because he feared the loss of his power? KJ only is a tired and pointless argument.

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  • September 5, 2014 at 11:02am

    This from someone who doesn’t know that, in this context, it would be BREAK not brake. BREAK is what you do to reduce something into smaller parts. BRAKE is what you do to stop something as in “Let’s put the brakes on Common Core!”

  • August 24, 2014 at 11:14pm

    I’m with you. Didn’t recognize his pic so clicked on the article to see who he was. Still don’t know who he is nor do I care one whit what he thinks about anything.

  • [21] August 23, 2014 at 12:17pm

    Geez, even his statue goes on vacation!

  • [4] August 23, 2014 at 12:13pm

    Actually, no, we are not all God’s people or His children. Jesus said His ‘sheep’ (people) know His voice and follow Him. This implies that there are those who aren’t His people and, therefore, don’t follow Him. He also said you must be born again. A person is spiritually born into God’s family when they accept Christ. There may be lots of kids in your neighborhood but only those born to you are yours. Jesus told the Pharisees that they were of their father, the Devil. So, clearly, He did not consider them as God’s people. Billions of prayers go up to false gods (allah, for example) and so would not be answered by the one true God. Also, we tend to forget that “no” is also an answer. Not everyone of my kid’s requests as they grew up got a “yes” response and I’m sure they didn’t always understand my reasons. But for some reason, we expect God to say yes to everything we ask and if He says no, we say He didn’t answer or, worse, He doesn’t exist or mock Him by saying things like “God is just being mysterious yet again.”

  • August 18, 2014 at 1:43pm

    When they return for treatment, just tell them, “As you know, there is no Ebola in Liberia” and send them on their merry way.

  • [6] August 11, 2014 at 11:21pm

    And who died and made you God? The Bible I own says that only God knows a man’s heart. I pray that he was ready for eternity but I would not blaspheme God by proclaiming Robin’s eternal destiny. That’s His call…His alone.

  • [6] August 5, 2014 at 12:55pm

    Willingly laying down your life for others isn’t suicide, it’s called sacrifice. Something a Godless troll like yourself clearly knows nothing about.

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  • [2] August 1, 2014 at 8:55am

    A couple of years ago the scenario depicted in the parody actually happened. Except the intruder wasn’t so lucky. She shot him dead and his accomplice was, I believe, wounded and ran screaming down the street like, well, a little girl!

  • July 24, 2014 at 4:30pm

    They were probably looking for the metal plate in his head from his Vietnam purple heart injuries.

  • July 24, 2014 at 4:26pm

    I think Dungy was probably referring to the media circus that accompanies this player because he happens to be gay. If he weren’t, no one would be paying the slightest attention to him. I wouldn’t want that kind of distraction around either if I was trying to prepare my team for the NFL season. Who needs it?

  • July 21, 2014 at 2:06am

    “They plan to use it to set the land speed record for the world’s fastest hot tub.” Wouldn’t 1 mph do it? Unless there is currently a land speed record for hot tubs, any speed they go would be a record.

  • [1] July 21, 2014 at 1:57am

    I’m with you…. with a firing squad he wouldn’t have to wonder about the method’s ingredients cause there’s just one … lead.

  • [1] July 16, 2014 at 4:12pm

    I don’t know a single conservative who thinks women should serve men. Can you name one who has said that?
    So, you think moral corruption and vices have helped our society?
    Homosexuality is a sin…so is adultery…so is murder…so is theft…etc. I didn’t say it…God did. Your argument is with Him. But Christians and/or conservatives don’t call for them to be stoned to death.
    I assume you are referring to Christianity…which is not a religion. It is a relationship with Jesus Christ through the indwelling of His Holy Spirit. Since the Holy Spirit dwells within the Christian believer, it would be difficult not to take Him with us, private or public.
    We should be a nation of laws…not men.
    Death penalty for those who commit heinous crimes like murder…not all criminals.
    Guns are important for self defense. Not for use for offensive violence and terrorism.
    One last point … you’re an idiot.

  • July 11, 2014 at 1:32am

    He can place it on the mantle next to his unearned Nobel.

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