John, I like that sort of music. I prefer it because it's relaxing. My tas t es ha e changed a lot as well. I was a head banger my whole life...Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Ozzy, etc. Now I prefer the more calming side of music. Yes Michael, John's recommendation was much different than the garage plowboys...ha-ha.
"...beyond the numbers of abused children, there stands the dioceses, the archdioceses, and the Holy See itself who knew of the abuse and quietly paid off victims and covered up the criminal activity by transferring offending priests from parish to parish, thus giving them new children to victimize."
This all makes me sick to my stomach all over again and is a perfect example of the belief that the mass, Mary, and simple confession saves. Here's a man performing regular mass', hearing confessions, and all else that goes with the position and he is, the whole time, a bonafide, fully active pedophile/sodomite. I really wonder sometimes how many people in pastoral positions are leading secret lives while looking all shiny and well kept on the surface, whether it be Roman Catholic, Baptist, Charismatic, or whoever wherever.
Hi Dopey, that was nice of you to give up your equipment to someone who needed it. As for keeping the better monitor, I don't agree because it doesn't sound like it's something the neighbor needed more than you and appreciated what you already gave. Anyway, the main reason I'm commenting is because of your being able to put the bible, etc on his system and then his actually having the curiosity to check it out. Hopefully you make progress with him.
Thanks Jim...still couldn't get to the article though. JC, like so many others who claim to believe in, embrace, and worship Christ seems to make up the rules as his own conscious dictates. God provided His written Word for good reason; leaving us without excuse. He made it so simple, but mankind adds and subtracts what it deems to be not politically correct, in error, for another age as we evolve, or just simply against what they choose to believe and live by. In this example, a Baptist who presumably grew up hearing, reading, and studying God's Word has chosen to completely ignore what he feels doesn't fit; denying that the entire Word of God is complete, inerrant, and fully inspire. All I can say, I guess, is woe to him who misleads and turns others from Christ (and knows better).
Thanks a lot, G Stamford...I copied the links yesterday.
Pennnnnnnnnnelope..therein lies the problem as nobody knows what's what because so many different things can cause mental disturbances. How do you properly diagnose when there are environmental factors, nutrition, chems, demonic oppression, and the list goes on. Everyone gets a bittle of pills when extensive investigation and testing might often lead to very simple, chemical free remedies.
I always wonder what's really underneath the earth's surface and wonder if those geologist cutaways are really accurate; the mantles, core, etc. some Now say there are oceans of water below the surface, some say the core is magma, and some sy a big steal mass which accounts for the magnetic field. Some also say that hell is within the center of the earth because it might explain a bottomless pit; no up, no down, etc. The bible alao talks about the angels who sinned being chained in dark caves, a door to hell being opened and "locusts" with a king flying out, Satan being thrown into a lake of fire, etc, etc. Just interesting. I think things are going to get very strange in the end times as things never imagined are unveiled and unleashed.
John UK Wrote: Sorry Jim, it's a angling term; those who fish for trout carry with them a short piece of brass, shaped like a policeman's baton, which they call a priest. Don't ask me why, they just do. And they use it for swiftly dispatching any fish they catch.
Maybe this is why I have never hunted, etc. I could never do anything like that. I guess I might feel different if I had to eat, but to do it for sport, I just don't have it in me. I had a big brother (from the program) when I was small. He took me hunting on Iron mountain in MI and taught me to use a 12 gage and 30odd6.A rabbit ran into some bushes and he told me to shoot into the bushes. I did, went to look and saw I had blown the rabbit apart. I felt terrible and never killed anything again. I understand people hunting to survive, but am totally against hunting for sport.
I happened to catch this, unfortunately. Well, part of it anyway. I think it came up as part of one of those YouTube advertisements that you can skip after 5 seconds. Didn't know what it was at first...pretty gross. My wife was telling me "how cute" it is that a friends little granddaughter sings a particular portion of the anaconda lyrics. She just doesn't get it. She recently told me that she would never change "religions". The church has them so scared to leave because they control where their eternal spirit will go.
I thought we were waiting to be taken up and away at any moment with everything necessary up to this point having been fulfilled. How does that song go.. "Two men walking up a hill, one disappears and ones left standing still...I wish we'd all been ready. Man and wife asleep in bed, she hears a noise and turns her head, he's gone...I wish we'd all been ready...there's no time to change your mind, the Lord has come and you've been left behind".
I guess I'm one of those pre or mid trib lunatics that everyone gets so angry with but my mind is open if anyone can convince me otherwise using the bible alone. Please don't tell me I'm a crack head for believing this way without telling me why. : ) Okay? Ok? Good day!
I always wonder about personal responsibility in these situations where a person is mentally challenged. I wonder how accountable a person is for their actions, and to God when they have emotional problems. I know most see everything as black and white, but it seems to me that God searches the heart to see the things we can't and judges according to what He finds as opposed to what we see on the surface. I just tend to wonder how God deals with those who have bonafide mental issues and live violent, unruly, depressed, etc lives as the result of them not really being able to be any different. Also, how about those who go from kind and thoughtful to irritable and aggressive after a traumatic brain injury? Just things I think about.
Hi Michael, what he, and others don't seem to understand is the mass itself; what the mass is about is the issue. The unscriptural parts can be ignored all day long, but just partaking in the ritual, indulgece, etc, is to agree that Christ's once and for all finished work wasn't really sufficient as He claimed.
"At least 48 people accused of blasphemy have been extrajudicially killed, including seven in prison or outside court, according to Life for All."
Crazy how guards, police, and other inmates can murder at will, seemingly, and nobody bats an eye, especially when the crime of blasphemy doesn't have a clear definition. We have never been a sacerdotal society so don't really understand it all, but I would compare it to the inquisitions when 50,000 were murdered for denying transubstantiation, etc, or when the protestants murdered those who died their particular theologies. Just like you don't mess with Jesus' mother here, you don't mess with Muhammeds mother there.
Well, that's great news if you're serious, RD. I hope you are because that nothing to be joking around about. For me, the reason I never mentioned salvation, etc, is because I thought a regular was playing the pranks. I'm glad some things PofT said made you stop and think. I don't think anyone here holds grudges and thank you for coming clean. Again, if you're serious, that's some really great news!
Theft is theft and all is wrong, but I would have a somewhat different opinion of him if he lifted twenty bucks to put food on his table. Even that's wrong, of course, but what he did what he did to live lavously and only stopped because he got busted. Then, he somehow convinces his church that he made a mistake and to please forgive him like Christ will (I'm assuming). Probably blaming the devil and pounding his fists over how Satan could trick him like that. I would say that the church has been tricked and now he is going on vacation for four months with their money.