It’s amazing how many on here disagree despite being Christian all because they like the show more than real Christian values. I agree with Matt, but I agreed with him in the very beginning of the show, so for me this is a moot point. I love fantasy stories, but it became clear early on in this show that this was going to be a lot of gratuitous sex and blood and gore with a soap opera like quality to the fact that there is very little good in most if any of the characters, and there’s not really an outcome anyone wants to see.
If this is the kind of thing that makes you feel close to God and you’re Christian, I would wonder which god you’re really close to. Definitely not the one that asks us to watch our thoughts and actions and to sanctify ourselves. I won’t be reading replies to this comment… as I am sure many belligerent people will be chomping at the bit to rudely tell me how stupid they believe I am. I frankly don’t care for anyone else’s opinion.
You may not read it, but I'll reply anyway.
You can be a good Christian and still enjoy works of literature and fantasy. Most people can distinguish what is and is not real. For thinking myself and other Christians who watch the show or any other show for that matter are not truly "Christian" very judgmental.
Do I let my child watch things like this? Of course not. She's not old enough to understand. My wife and I watch it when she goes to bed. If she wakes up, we turn it off. She never watches any violent are crude shows. We teach her about God and what is right and wrong. If this show "influenced" me to recreate what I see, do you honestly think I'd be raising my child like this?
July 15, 2013 at 2:17pm
I feel bad for these guys.. I really do, but DANG that was funny!
July 12, 2013 at 12:06pm
I have met many women tearfully tormented by the choice to end a pregnancy via abortion. Most that I have met are in TTC groups who are now trying to get pregnant with a partner, and having that choice come back to haunt them.
July 12, 2013 at 12:01pm
I listened to the entire trial.. mostly curious about how the outcome will affect all the national tension on racial issues since the DOJ and other groups are trying really hard to cause riots over things. I did not hear much evidence that seems to convict him of anything more than his claim of self defense.
I fear that if the jury agrees with my opinion on the matter, it will not only cause harm to Mr. Zimmerman and his family, but also to the nation as a whole. I’ve seen the violent threats all over the internet, and all the angry people who seem to think there is no other option but guilty. I went into it neutral and simply listened as the jury would have listened (mostly), and wasn’t convinced beyond a reasonable doubt of his intentions or that his thoughts were not what he said they were.
He did not draw the gun until late in the confrontation, and state it was because Martin went for his gun and threatened him with the deadly use of his own gun. He knew it was there the whole time, and yet never used it against the kid until he had no other option. Sounds like self defense to me.
July 12, 2013 at 2:36am
Wow… I have always found her annoying in the extreme, but never acting like she had never heard of such a thing as a concealed weapons permit carrier.. and I’ve never seen her purposefully talk over the top of a guest so he can’t get a word in whatsoever, and then cut the mic! Apparently she’s totally flipped her wig. (then again.. I think I’ve seen her maybe twice before this talking incessantly about child abductions in a melodramatic way)
Nobody was “sauntering” around in this incident.
YES he had it loaded ya moron! That’s the POINT of a gun sweetie.
YES we all have permits.. and they are legal.. and.. (oh my!) they come in useful if a thug tries to kill you.
Where the hades does walking the dog come into this picture? She apparently hasn’t paid ANY attention to the trial or the situation. No dog involved, and if someone (anyone with a permit.. GASP) wanted to take their loaded (GASP) gun with them when they happen to walk their dog (better gasp here too… those can be trained to kill!) Then there is nothing wrong with that!!!
One thing everyone forgets. he didn’t pull the gun on the kid until the kid threatened to pull his own gun on him and kill him with it! How long would you last having your face and head smashed in before you pulled it out to get the punk off? He didn’t even go for it until his life was threatened. That takes guts!
Yet another reason the media is utterly insane! My husband was floored hearing this.. totally shocked.
July 9, 2013 at 4:21pm
It matters little why they flew the flag, which seemed to be only on special days like the 4th… but more that someone had the nerve to steal it for whatever reason. Questioning why they displayed their flag is something akin to questioning people about dashboard ornaments in their car – utterly pointless and detracts from the real point of the story.
July 9, 2013 at 4:09pm
I don’t care what that weirdo Carney calls it or doesn’t call it. The thing is what it is, and I have ZERO desire to be involved over there. I’ve had more than enough of screwed up military missions over there for the wrong reasons. I also don’t want to arm anyone… either side, and stop giving them money for pity sakes!!! Let them work out their own country! I think most of America is more than a little sick of being thrown into messy middle eastern situations.
July 9, 2013 at 4:04pm
I was there too, and the feeling in the crowd was palpable reverence and understanding.
July 9, 2013 at 3:57pm
I don’t like the very idea of this google glass. I find it invasive, and deceptive. I don’t always tend to believe conspiracies, but with the NRA and IRS failures to actually operate in ways that are constitutional in the least… I’m not real trusting of them having the access to these too. Journalism be damned.
July 9, 2013 at 3:54pm
In the cases where the women consented to this without any duress and that they were properly informed what this would mean and entail – then that’s not an issue that is even any of my business really. Medical care is part of prison. However if any women were truly coerced or misinformed and this was given to them under those conditions – it’s deplorable and treating them the same as stray cats or dogs. That’s highly inappropriate. This should be a decision only the woman should be able to make, and to make fully informed.
July 9, 2013 at 3:51pm
I am always fascinated in hearing about the inner workings, the reasoning, and the methods used to determine these kinds of things in religions outside my own. I hope they are able to resolve things to their own satisfaction – however that ends up being.
July 9, 2013 at 3:42pm
Supporting traditional marriage isn’t hateful, nor is it bigotted.. it’s applicable to those who are not homosexual. There is a large difference between support of a thing and hatred toward it’s opposite. Careful not to fall into that logical fallacy trap.
That being said… this boycott of the movie will hurt the people involved with the movie and not the author though since his profits come regardless from selling the rights.
July 9, 2013 at 3:40pm
You know, while I support their right to boycott something if they feel the need, I don’t think that boycotting the movie produced by another company not affiliated with the author is really going to accomplish a lot. They ought to boycott his BOOKS.. that is what is directly connected to the author. REGARDLESS of how popular the movie is or how much money it makes or doesn’t make – the author still gets paid for having sold rights to have it made into a movie in the first place. I don’t think they quite get how things work… and while I get the passion… it’s directed totally wrong.
July 9, 2013 at 2:03pm
I wouldn’t go so far as to say it makes me want to vomit – but I don’t click “like” on anything I don’t find that stands up to my personal values, and that’s a personal decision everyone on facebook has. Those that are into that kind of thing so be it… but I’m not much into that so what I share and what I “like” is in line with my moral values, opinions, and beliefs. And I would argue every American should be able to do so according to the dictates of their own conscience even if it disagrees with me.
July 8, 2013 at 11:26am
He was holding the book and told the story about finding it in an estate library, and looking for both the author and another copy of the book – he never found either. You aren’t likely to be able to get ahold of it yourself.
July 8, 2013 at 11:22am
I don’t think you could honestly get the real vision of the actual man in the moon event unless you were there. It was more visual than anything else. Keep that in mind.
July 8, 2013 at 11:20am
I remarked to my husband as we stood in a very long line to patiently wait our turn for entrance, that it was the most mannerly, kind, friendly, and patient group of people I had ever seen. I’ve been to a variety of events, but nothing like this where everyone was courteous and kind to one another. There was no growling and grumbling in line. There was no shoving or swearing or complaining even. There was a general sense of brotherliness that filled everyone there. I watched and saw people conversing with each other though they were strangers to start. And I watched when the entire filled area bowed heads together in prayer. I was impressed with the silence in the crowd during the flag “raising”. There was a sense of camaraderie that was unique to any other event I have ever attended. And you won’t hear any of that in the media. I don’t think they know HOW to give coverage like that anymore.
July 8, 2013 at 11:15am
I would agree with you…. that was remarkable indeed! I was one on the lawns in back and snapped pictures of the double rainbow over the amphitheater in the background. It was really neat. I like that the show made you think about things, and about humanity’s abilities to be good or evil (beast or man) depending on our choices. I loved that the ending is up to us.
July 8, 2013 at 11:10am
The parade entry was probably inappropriate – however… why is it that we still call whites by the color of their skin when we’ve moved away from that in a PC way with everyone else? That’s still a little racist in my opinion.
July 7, 2013 at 3:17am
I left pondering my part in the story… what light I had to give and contribute and how.. It was a very unique experience, but I have to say I think my favorite part was the double rainbow over the amphitheater just prior to the show. It felt like a heavenly smile.