Skillet is a great band. I’ve seen them at a Christian concert that I went to with a church youth group. Before that I wasn’t much into Christian rock or any Christian music but they were really good.
July 2, 2013 at 1:12pm
I don’t see it as a good or bad thing. Religion is a purely personal choice and many people, in today’s world, are indifferent to it. But their are good and bad people in every religion whether it’s Christianity, Islam, or Atheism.
I don’t really care what religion anybody is. Nobody should be forced to believe in God or forced not to believe in God. But as others have said, the same people that choose to not believe in a God need to realize that America was founded by men who believed human beings had natural rights that we are born with endowed by a Creator.
I personally don't know as I am not a seer or clairvoyant. Athiests and the religious have both committed atrocities and both have had good people that did wonderful things. I can however predict that the comments on this story are going to explode into arguments where each side points to bad things the other side did.
Hear the word of the Lord, you Israelites, (USA, Britain and Judah) because the Lord has a charge to bring against you who live in the land: “There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgment of God in the land. There is only cursing,a lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Because of this the land dries up, and all who live in it waste away; the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea are swept away. Hosea 4:1-3
The problem with Atheist is their lack of Gratefulness and wanting to control others.
Let me explain below;
The King and the Monk
Once there was a stately King who liked to go on Fox hunts during the hunting season. On this one Fox hunt, the King and his entourage were close to a forest that he was unfamiliar with. As they chased the Fox through the fields toward the forest some of the hunting party fell behind. By the time they reached and entered the forest the King’s hunting party was very small. During the chase through the forest they encountered a Tiger that was on his hunt for food and the hunting party ran in different directions as the Tiger chased them. The King ran far into the forest. After many hours the King found himself all alone, very tired and completely lost but, at least the Tiger was not chasing him anymore. So he walked and walked and walked, in all different directions, trying to find a way out of the forest. The King finally came upon a clearing with a hut and called out. After a while a Monk emerged from the forest. The King explained his dilemma and asked for something the drink. The Monk gestured for the King to sit, went back into the forest and a few minutes later reemerged with a gourd full of Pomegranate juice. The King drank it down quickly and asked for another. The Monk returned to the forest and brought back another full gourd full of the juice. The King drank it down, more slowly this time and rested for a while.
He asked the Monk for some more and the Monk returned to forest. The King, now refreshed, looked around the clearing and wondered if anyone was paying taxes to him for this land with a home on it. The Monk did not return and the King started to get angry. Why has this person not returned with my juice? I demand it now! How dare this person keep me waiting! The Monk returned some time later… empty handed. The King demanded an explanation. The Monk finally spoke…. “You must have changed your mind about something because the forest is no longer giving up its fruits”. The Monk left and the King was again, still lost and alone.
The moral of the story is that when you stop being Grateful for what God has provided and want to control others you are lost and alone.
Atheist might want to start being Pro-Atheist and stop being Anti-Christian.
Let's get the context right here. It is that religions, particularly the institutional versions such as the Catholic church that are shrinking.
JBLAZE: You won a dem Herbert W. Armstrong nut cases, am I right?
My siblings and I were raised as atheists and I see this as a bad thing. Personal experience is a small sample in the big picture, but most of the religious families I know, pretty much all of them, are strong, healthy families. The atheists and Religious-in-name-only LOL, are very weak. By strong I mean they're visibly happier, have better manners, have well behaved children, appear to have more money, friendlier... they're better in most every way. The atheist families... my brothers are all divorced, none know their fathers, one ex-wife was married 5 times before she was 30, my neighbor's girls are... promiscuous is an extreme understatement, the kids are bitter and behave like selfish brats (even the older kids).
There's a HUGE difference between the religious and the non-observant and atheist families I know.
I had a typo above. "none know their fathers"... not my brothers, but my brothers' kids. They all live in different states with their mothers and grandmothers. None live with my atheist brothers. Their families are completely split apart from one another. All the kids seem... for lack of a better term, empty. They don't think about their futures (they don't seem to think at all - ruled by entertainment: games, cartoons, movies) and want what they want and they want it now.
I was going to post on this subject, but I'll just ditto yours.
Atheism has BECOME a RELIGION. And by the looks of things, it is a GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHED RELIGION.
There is no such effin thing as SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE in the Constitution. The first amendment says that the government cannot ESTABLISH A RELIGION (this atheism thing comes dangerously close and can be argued to be a STATE sponsored religion) and the first goes on to say NOT TO DENY THE FREE EXPRESSION THEREOF. The ACLU and atheists have IGNORED this part of the amendment steadfastly. Unfortunately, too many weak kneed so called christians, have been TOO STUPID to argue this very salient point. The ACLU has been consistently violating the civil rights of millions of christians by DENYING them the RIGHT of FREE EXPRESSION THEREOF.
Stupid Americans. Reading comprehension went out the window with Woody Wilson.
I spend hours each day in bible study, and believe myself a serious student.....Religion and traditional precepts prevent many good hearted folks from the understanding of the mystery of the. cross
You speak liberal drivel. You can't FORCE anybody to believe anything!
This thread was a disaster
Congratulations to "youngamericangirl" for a common sense view.
Love your neighbor.
Read and understand the history of this country.
When did Atheism become a religion? A belief yes, a religion no.
July 1, 2013 at 2:58pm
I love this guy. Him and Senators Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul all give me hope. If we could just get more men like them in Congress who actually do what they’re supposed to, I think we could have a chance at turning this country around.
Will never happen. All the money is on the side of the status quo. With rare exception, CONgress care little about you or your country. All they care about is the power to spend and their retirement packages, which includes unused campaign donations.
We need a new party.
Me Too. We need more like him.
June 29, 2013 at 5:02pm
I respect their right to have their monument if they wish. That’s why it’s called freedom of religion. It means freedoms for all people to have their voices heard, whether they be Christians, Atheists, Jews, Agnostics, etc. I don’t have to agree with them or their so called quotes from the Founders. I wish The Blaze would post the quotes they used from the Founders on here. As I said before when this was first reported, many Atheists have had fake quotes and quotes taken out of context from the Founders posted on billboards and signs. Then again, it’s up to people to educate themselves on that.
June 29, 2013 at 4:09pm
I think the pictures are amazing. I love history and living near a Civil War battlefield, I love the battle reenactments.
I had family members that fought at Gettysburg on the Confederate side so it would be great to see the reenactment there one year.
Having been in several battles I can tell you I have no desire to re-enact any of them!
June 25, 2013 at 3:43pm
This is a win for the religious freedom of everyone. To live in a country with true religious freedom means being able to accept that not everyone thinks, religiously, the same way you do. And that goes for people of all religions, Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Atheists. The Jesus statue being there is not hurting anyone or offending anyone and isn’t an “establishment” of a religion by Congress so it is not unconstitutional. If Atheists want to put up their own statue, then by all means, let them.
However, this FFRF group is starting to anger me. They have every right to speak their minds, that is perfectly fine. But to go around the country taking people and places to court just because you disagree with them is ridiculous and frankly that is unconstitutional in itself seeing as the reason they are doing it is to suppress lawful citizens from being able to have religious freedom.
June 25, 2013 at 2:23pm
I think this is a pretty good idea. As long as it isn’t too “preachy.” Even as a Christian, I don’t like movies where I’m constantly being preached at. I could go to church for that. I think we should make more movies that have more of “moral to the story” type feel rather than just a Christian movie. But they are right, movies and Hollywood, especially in this day and age do have a guiding role in morals of people, or should I say lack of morals and having any morally themed film would be a good thing.
And for me, I would actually like to see more historically themed movies, maybe with a bit of a religious theme, but more historical.
June 25, 2013 at 1:26pm
Are you really ignorant enough to believe these are Tea Party people? Really? These people in the video probably don’t even know what the Tea Party is either, let alone Eric Holder. I don’t care how much you hate Tea Party people, or Republicans, or Conservatives, or even Libertarians but at least try and grow a brain and learn how to use it. Your statement is probably the most ignorant statement I’ve ever seen on this site, and that is quite sad, because I’ve seen a lot.
June 25, 2013 at 1:21pm
The sad things about videos like this is that even though they present only the most “entertaining” comments, if you combine all the videos like this out there, it still portrays a large part of the voting population of America. These people vote and yet they don’t know anything about what has gone on in our current or even past governments. And the other sad part, these are mostly young people, on their shoulders and in their hands rest the “future” of our country.
I’m only 18 and I detest politics but I still choose to educate myself on current and historical events, because it is important to know and understand the things that are going on. I think a quote by Thomas Jefferson is perfect for what I’m trying to say,
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” Thomas Jefferson.
thank you for paying attention. I'm in my late 20s and i swear our gen does NOT have a clue as to what is going on. they think it doesn't effect them-but it does. and the more uninformed voters there are, the more we are royally screwed. I'm always reposting articles and putting out info on the FB but it doesn't seem like anyone gives a crap. either that or they are stupid hippies that just wanna :" love everybody" which is impossible since over half the world wants to kill them because they are hippies. jeez.
AMERICAN GIRL and HIGH FIVE,
In the words of Phil Robertson, "there is hope for America". You two are the future and you are a rare breed if you keep up with what's going on outside your personal bubble. Keep it up.
YOUNGAMERICAN & HIGH_FIVE
Try to educate as many of your peers as you can. It is a difficult process, as I keep trying to undo the damage the teachers have done to my 15 thru 20-year old children. Kudos to you two for breaking the mold.
June 24, 2013 at 3:56pm
I have no problem with transgender people because if that is the choice they choose, then it does not bother me. This is a child! I’m sorry but I consider it child abuse to change the sex of your child when they are that young. If the child grows up and still wants to be another gender then let them choose themselves to do that. But this is a child, how does he/she even know anything about sexuality? When I was six, I didn’t know about nor did I care about sexuality.
“At 5 months, she took a pink blanket meant for her sister Lily.” When I was a baby I used a blanket and carried it around with me everywhere. It had been made for my brother when he was a baby. I had only one older brother growing up, so I had both an interest in barbies and boy toys such as cars and plastic soldiers. I even wore some of my brother hand-me-downs when I was little and grew up being a tom-boy. I guess my parents should have taken me to a doctor to be “fixed?” Even now at 18, I feel much comfortable with guys and uncomfortable with some girls. But I have never wanted to be anything else but a girl and I’ve never felt like I was anybody else.
June 24, 2013 at 1:46pm
Just let her play, and if she gets hurt, oh well, she must accept the consequences of playing boys. Either that or start a girls football team. We have a girls “powder puff” football team at my school, I believe.
It might be okay for the girl who wants to "play" football. It's not REALLY okay for the GUY who wants to "PLAY" football. It's not fair to the other 60 players on the field.
If we are talking about "fairness" indeed..
June 19, 2013 at 12:37pm
Good for him for telling the truth. I hated school lunches when I was a kid so my mom usually packed my own lunch. But situations are like this at most if not all public schools. Even in high school, the food sounds better than it actually is. My grandmother was a cook at an elementary school back in the 60′s and they would make home-cooked meals right in the kitchen. Now most of the cooks just get their regular deliveries of frozen food, toss it in the oven, done. That’s the “healthy” food right there that kids are being fed.
June 17, 2013 at 11:37am
Whatever little faith I had in the Supreme Court was just lost. There is absolutely nothing racist or discriminating about asking you to prove that you are AMERICAN before you vote in AMERICAN elections. And for most citizens, real American citizens, it is as simple as pulling out a drivers license or social security card. This ruling is gonna do nothing but create more and more voter fraud and allow more and more illegals to vote in this country illegally.
This is a sick day for America or is it MexAmerica? I get confused. The fact is we are in for a real screwing & not one in a position to do something right for the country is trying to stop the madness. Obama must have bad information on everyone. I guess that means that a lot of people are hiding skeletons in their closets. Are they all dirty little commies in disguise? I have lost respect for our government & do not see any way out of this death spiral that Obama has brought onto this great nation. No I do not want to hear about past administrations even if it is true Obama is making it worse so what is the point in pointing backwards when you are about to self destruct! “What’s Wrong With This Song” http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_9134749
June 16, 2013 at 1:17pm
I also like how they’re called “Immigration Activists,” like if you don’t agree with them you somehow don’t support immigration. I support immigration. I support it if it’s done legally.
June 16, 2013 at 1:11pm
Maybe those fathers should have thought before they crossed a border illegally then. These people want others to feel sorry for them and I just don’t. People make choices. Those fathers made choices to do something illegal and now they have to face the consequences. Other countries manage to deport people that come in illegally, yet for some reason these people here in the States want special privileges and want to be able to just completely bypass the law.
I also like how they're called "Immigration Activists," like if you don't agree with them you somehow don't support immigration. I support immigration. I support it if it's done legally.
We think we are deporting them, the reality is they are returning for another shipment of coke, weed or heroin to haul into the USA. The drug business is a 24/7 two way enterprise. Mexico must keep the cashflow coming.
June 13, 2013 at 3:44pm
Yes, I understand that people in the military do have to give up some of their rights. I have family currently in the military so I know that very well. However, that doesn’t mean that we don’t need to have more people like this kid in the military who understand the Constiution and understands that civilians have the Constiutional rights and that was the point I was trying to make.
June 13, 2013 at 3:07pm
The armed forces does not need what kind of person in their ranks? You mean a person who actually respects their oath taken to abide the Constiution of the United Statew of America, which, yes, does include freedom of speech. Have you ever actually served in the military?
No, a person who thinks only of themselves only and can't follow rules that they formerly agreed to.
The day he joins the military is the day he looses his freedom of speech. They will own him like the marines owned me. It is a simple fact that as a member you are their property...
The various military and naval academies don't give scholarships. Candidates are appointed.
One of the oddities of military life is that a person gives up some of the freedoms civilians enjoy. More than once, I heard: You can give your soul to Jesus because the Army owns your a**.
actually WOW, you are REQUIRED as a serviceman to DISOBEY illegal orders, unconstitutional orders...the very idea that the school attempts to silence this man's free speech is unconstitutional and SHOULD be respectfully disobeyed, which it was.
Voice, you were never a marine. Just because you played Call of Duty, does not make it so.
Since I am a retired vet of 25 years service (recently retired) I believe I can speak with some experience in the matter. While the service is NOT a place you go to practice your free speech, and you are asked to follow the will of leaders essentially giving up your will (and maybe your life) for others and a greater cause, it is NOT a place you simply abandon all your rights including free speech. This is the false excuse used when poo hits the oscillating blades - ie I was just following orders. This young man has the WILL to enter into service, but like a respectable human being understands membership in an organization and being part of what is supposed to be a greater good does not allow you to check your brain at the door nor would it be wise to ever except that you no longer have a right to speak your mind. There are always times a person must stand for what is right - the key in the military is knowing when NOT to stand simply to profess to be right or exercise independence. Many times in my career I needed to and fortunately often did stand and express my belief when I truly knew I needed to - including to enforce rules, morality, ethics, safety, and principles when others above and around me where about to lead in the wrong direction. You have to know when and how to do it. I don't know enough about this young man to know WHY exactly he felt he needed to say what he tried to say, or why it wasn't approved-But I'd take him aboard.
@111... you seem bitter.
The only thing voice has ever served is fries.
Oh yeah and onion rings.
As a Christian, he can pretty much forget about getting very high in the Rank. The Armed Forces are making it pretty clear they are not wanting any one with any Religious connections or morals anymore.
June 11, 2013 at 4:20pm
I’ll probably get ranted at for saying this, but I actually agree with this woman. I believe that prayer should be allowed in schools for students that wish to do so and students that are old enough to make that decision. But a teacher forcing students, especially students that are not even old enough to get the debate of religion, should not be allowed.
I am Christian but I definitely would not want an atheist teacher telling my five year old there is no such thing as God or a Muslim teacher telling my child to pray to Allah.
"I am Christian but I definitely would not want an atheist teacher telling my five year old there is no such thing as God or a Muslim teacher telling my child to pray to Allah."
And that is exactly what will happen the moment a higher court says that it's OK for a teacher to say a Christian prayer in front of their class. It will open the flood gate, and rightly so. I've always thought it was pretty short sighted for Christians to push for this state-run religion. Especially with all the lock progressive teachers have on public schools.
I also agree. It's up to the parents to teach their kids their religious views. Just like I wouldn't want a Buddhist or Muslim teach praying. Now if this was a student who lead the prayers this would be a different story because the child is not a government employee and is allowed to speak their mind (yes would still be the 1st amendment if it was a Buddhist or Muslim student).
Sorry but i dont agree with any of you.
There's a reason why JudeoChristianity has figured so prominently in this Country's history: it's because they've both been linked to the beginning.
Prayer in school was the norm until the rise of the contemptible prog movement in the early 20th century. I see nothing wrong with teachers leading classes in prayer PROVIDED they make an exception for children who wish to refuse.
sigh..i see too many instances of "convenient Christianity" no wonder the left has won so many victories. Our side keeps sticking its head in the sand in regards to defending their faith.
He is right in my day they annouced the prayer students who objected could opt out but in genreal 30=45 second long prayers to god did no harm and we all just delt with it. No one complained no one died and the earth did not explode. FFR must stand for Frantic F@#$ing Retards. You don't inflict prayer anymore than you inflict Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.
so Miss Christian who do you want to hear spoken of any name in particular? Thought NOT.
Funny how people think they are Christians.
Jesus said let those who believe in ME take up their cross and follow me. That doe not mean allowing non-Christians to tell you that you can not use Jesus's name ANY PLACE. Since he is everywhere you can pray anywhere
So in short, you all think that a teacher is not entitled to practice their religion because they are a government employee? That they do not have the right to free speech, which is what prayer is? Again, I will state the wording for the first amendment. "CONGRESS shall make no law concerning an establishment of religion, NOR PROHIBITING the free exercise there of... "I think some folks here need to read John Locke's (one of the founding fathers greatest influences) Letter of Tolerance, because by prohibiting teachers from praying, you are showing intolerance for their rights.
June 10, 2013 at 12:12pm
While in my honest opinion I think it’s your chromosomes that make you who you are, male or female, if you want to live life as a woman and that makes you happy, then go for it. You seem like a good human being with morals and that is all that matters.
It’s the people at the gay pride parades that make mad. I could care less what lifestyle anyone chooses for themselves and what you do in the bedroom. That is of no concern to me. But when it’s shoved down our throats at gay pride parades it just makes me mad. I really don’t want to know anyone’s sexuality, whether they’re heterosexual, homosexual, transsexual, or bisexual. It’s not something I would judge someone on so would why would I want to know it? I judge people by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin, nor their sexuality or their religion.
June 10, 2013 at 11:26am
I’m just astonished that anyone who calls themselves human can look at a life, an innocent human being who hasn’t even had the chance to live, and snuff it out in such cruel ways. I will never be able to understand that mentality.
Read your Holy Bible and you will see what kind of mentality that was....SATANIC EVIL
God has all the unborn in his arms now and they are safe now from all alarms
All justice will be done in the name of Jesus and that will be the only court of the world soon