Right Wayfairer....many, if not most of them are nasty, filled with hatred, and will rule with an iron fist from positions of power. Like you said, once in office, or whatever, they will hire/appoint their own kind to continue, strengthen, and gain even more ground in their war against God. I remember the story of a lesbian mayor recently who subpoenaed all of the citys church pastors notes and sermons so she could find out who was speaking out against sodomy and she was also searching for anyone who mentioned her personally. She was actually given a court order to accomplish this and it's a perfect example of the dark days ahead.
Yeah, quite a few of these types are really off the mark, Dave. Completely, and fully unbiblical, yet they have the largest churches and the largest masses of followers. Go figure. Not too long ago, Joel Olsteen called his wife up to give the Sunday congregation a message that was "revealed" to her. She asked, "Why do we worship God?" She answered by saying that we don't do it for Him, it has nothing to do with Him. We do it for us because it makes us feel good...it makes us happy. Hmmm. Anyway, it's just astonishing how many followers these prosperity, name it and claim it preachers, along with the faith healers, etc, etc, have and how fabulously wealthy their sheep have made them on the back of God, false promises, false healings, and seriously watered down, comprimised messages.
Thanks Dave. I thought for sure I'd get some serious backlash for that rant, but not a peep. Not sure how to take that but these conversations rarely go well anyway. The topic of racism is a difficult one to discuss, but like any issue, I think we should always be brutally honest, factual, and good listeners so we know where each camp is coming from with their thoughts. Yes, there are white racist cops, black racist cops, and racist officials, but thank goodness that they are few and that their poisoness views won't be tolerated and their crimes will be prosecuted. What sets me off are the accusations that the white man hates, and is systematically slaughtering the black. This nonscense is precisely how the Farrakhans, Jacksons, Sharptons, and Black Panthers, etc, are poisoning and brainwashing the ignorant.
Vietnam is one of the lady boy, sodomite capitals which makes it popular for the dark side of tourism. Yuck. Anyway, I'm not too ssurprized how they're being met with open arms and ecstatic shouts of support and joy. What does surprize me though is how these same gender "husbands and wives" are allowed to adopt all of these poor children, most of who won't even have a chance. I've heard many storys of sodomite men abusing their adopted children and think it's an all around recipe for disaster (men and women).
How terrible. Just yesterday 50 something hostages were rescued, and now this. Probably a backlash. I think it takes a very unique human being to be able to murder without a thought, without hesitation, without remourse, and in such brutal, diabolical ways. Oh, and all in the name of their Allah.
â€œWhat would they prefer â€” that Abdulazeez had been able to kill all the Marines and sailors at the Naval Support Reserve Center?"
Wowzers. This is as ridiculous as our border guards being imprisoned for firing back at the drug dealers who were firing at them. Here's a guy, a dad, a husband, a son, who would have been injured or dead but he is being court marshaled because he had a personal firearm that he fired at this mass murdered to save his life. Like any of those idiots wouldn't have done the very same.
Hi Frank, that was a good, thought provoking comment. Prostitution comes in forms other than the ladies standing on street corners. I'm always a bit amazed at the detractors, the law makers, prosecuting attorneys, judges, and arresting officers, etc., many of whom, I'd guess, are guilty themselves of giving their attention to prostitutes in one form or another. Now, I understand some of who I mention next don't necessarily cross the s*xual barrier, but how about those wives and girlfriends you mentioned? How about strippers? Escorts? (Everyone knows their purpose and intentions) Batchelor/batchelorette party dancers? Legalized brothels? I could go on with a couple more, but the hippocrisy is interesting to me. A politician, cop, DA ,one of these actors, or whoever can meet a woman in a bar and go back to his place for one thing, and thats perfectly fine, but if that woman gets paid for the very same thing the following evening, it's off to jail she goes and the cop she slept with two nights earlier is the arresting officer, the DA she slept with the night before is the prosecutor, and the man who calls her for occassional hookups is her judge and jury. No, prostitution is isn't okay, but your comments made me expand my thoughts on this.
Say it was, oh, born again Christians who, the world over, were making it their religious mission to rape, torture, mutilate, and behead/murder all non-Christians on planet Earth. Hmmm, I wonder if we would receive a generic term like violent extremists as well. I wonder.if we would be coddled, loved, given big hugs, allowed to take over neighborhoods and set up our own system of justice, be given taxpayer funds to build/rebuild churches, etc, etc.
Personally, I'm a bit surprised that the lines are not at least down the middle. What about equal rights for all in this brave new country? Pedophilia and the legalization of incest are on the table now since the plight of the sodomites was finally endorsed and met with overwhelming approval. Drugs are being legalized so people can enhance thieir alcohol induced stupors, and polygamy is gaining quick legal ground. What about the poor prostitutes who have to live in fear of being incarcerated and their Johns exposed to the general public? The diseases they spread can't, and shouldn't pose an issue because afterall, the sodomites are allowed to spread AIDS, and it's hateful to speak about that. Sooner or later, but probably sooner, more and more things that were once considered immoral and taboo, will find their ways.through the legal system and receive their stamps of approval.
Michael, how have you been? Haven't seen you around. Been busy? Feeling okay?
Lastly, don't assume to know anyone here on such a personal level that you know who they do and don't weep for, or what they include in their prayers. These issues have been discussed many times over but you assume they haven't because it's not the topic of the day. "Who believes the testimony of black people"? The answer is the same as those who believe the testimonies of white people. Everyone. There is no difference except in the minds of those who just can see past racism or some massive, nationwide white bred conspiracy. Again, there are white racists, and there are black racists, racist cops, and others, but this is a small minority. I'm so sick and tired of this word being used as to label anything and everything that goes wrong for the another skin color, black or white.
Dave wrote: ..."this dude starts chopping at my throat..."
Hey man, that cracked me up. Kind of like when they would be exorcising the demon of pride from me and slapping me on the forehead while screaming,"dee, dee, dee, da, da, da, bo, bo, bo. Maybe I shouldn't joke about it, I guess, but I could tell some storys...
...a jurys decision? Yes, there is racism, but systematic black slaughter? White cops do bad things just as black cops do at times, but there are few of them. The racial divide is kept festering by the racists themselves and these sensationalist racism stories seem to make the thugs into heros. Even if the thug has a rocket launcher aimed at an officer, God forbid the officer defends himself if the officer is white and the thug is black. A black officer and a white thug...never a peep because the whites know the aggressive thug got what he asked for. Nobody calls the KKK to riot and burn homes/cars/businesses down to the ground in protest. Racism exists, for sure, but don't paint some false picture of a country of whites beating the blacks down and some murderous white man conspiracy where white cops are walking around just murdering blacks for the heck of it because they don't like their skin color. Stop listening to the Farrakhans, Jacksons, Sharptons, and thug rappers of this fallen world who live to breed hatred and incite racial violence and extremism.
Hi AB, you really have the people here all wrong, and slaughter is a really terrible, over the top choice of words. I know of two more recent cases where the cops were overly aggressive and death ensued. Black cops were among the guilty here, let's not cloud that fact, and they have been/are being prosecuted. Another tragedy is a white, 25yr old cop who pulled a black man over for not displaying a front plate. The driver tried to drive away, and the cop shot him in the head. Wrong, wrong, wrong, and that cop is in jail right now. Genocde of black people? No. Nobody here cares about lost lives, black or white? Wrong. Cops in the inner citys are in fear for their lives each day because of the bolder, more violent, agressive thugs who will murder for a laugh or on a dare. Yes, there is racism. Yes, there are bad cops, and yes, sometimes black criminals get shot, etc, but most often than not, the thugs are the aggressors and everyone cries racist when one gets shot, even though black cops are often involved. Who crys racism when a little white girl gets shot through her bedroom window by a black thug? Who crys racism when a white thug gets shot by a black cop? Who crys for the whites who are randomly targetted for death by black thugs because they weren't happy with
Thanks Pennned. Yeah, I didn't think to mention holograms. I can't remember the specific details on the event, but recently, there was something going on outdoors in Turkey, I think, and the speaker was projected as a hologram and it was really something to see. The projection was so lifelike and the possibilities to fool mankind or add to the great end times deception, etc, are interesting to consider.
This has come up before, so I know there are some here who tend to believe that the discovery/visitation by extraterrestrials could be the great deception which brings the world together. I always wonder what could bring the religions of the world together under singular leadership. Mankind has been prepped for the possibility since the dawn of time. The possibility of life elsewhere along with daily sightings and reports of abductions, etc, abound like never before. Sure there are a lot of hoaxters and mentally ill out there, but the bible says that if it were possible, even the elect could be fooled. I don't believe there's life elsewhere, but I do tend to believe that there is real interdimensional trickery going on that Satan is using and prepping mankind for to usher in his last masterpiece, using his hoards to pose as "aliens" who are going to rescue mankind and usher in the new age of enlightenment. This might seem.a bit out there but I can't figure what else would bring everyone of this world and their religions together as one when man has been murdering each other over this since the dawn of time.
I remember very clearly the day I was "baptized in the Holy Spirit". I was living in home ministry called The House of Faith which was church supported. The owner and his wife, the Emerichs, has the whole house gather around me as I was on my knees. They all laid hands on me and began praying and speaking in tongues in unison. The owner, Dave, shrieked at one point because he said his hand was burning so removed it from my shoulder and wouldn't touch me again. As the prayers, shouting, and tongues got louder, the owners wife, Betty, was basically forcing me to open my mouth and just start babbling. I'm very reserved so I was getting really uncomfortable becaus I felt ridiculous, but also wanted the Holy Spirit in me because I was the odd one out in the house. Finally, I just began forcing unintelligible syllables and felt so embarassed but really had no other choice. Everyone began clapping and was really excited because I was just baptized in the Holy Spirit. I was excited, too, but I know better now.
Yeah, I have first hand experience with charismatic/Pentecostal life. Theu all believe in, and force, baptism in the Holy Spirit as evidenced by the speaking of tongues. Everyone speaks in "tongues", and most "prophesy". The church I attended had a female pastor, Bertie McCoy, and she would stand with her hands raised doing the "ba, ba, ba, da, da, da" thing. I didn't know then that tongues are not suppose to .be gibberish. They said, when asked, that it was the Spirit giving utterance. All of the gifts are in full effect and use in these churches, but very few take things to the snake charming, poison drinking level. That's a predominantly southern experience. Another thing is that everything was attributed to demons. Demon of nail biting, demon of headaches, etc, etc. Deliverance and exorcisms were almost daily experiences. Yes, very experience prevalent faith and is the sole reasn why it's so difficult to break free from...it becomes an addiction. I was always told, and believed that all other churches were dead because they quenched the spiritual gifts. I will say though that theu were some of the most loving, helpful, generous people I've come across.