Good point, Mike, and a lot of the nonsense were witnessing today is born out of utter ignorance to the facts themselves. Mike: "they don't know what they are talking about because they don't want to know what they are talking about"
You have all of these mindless college kids, along with the ignoramus' believing, and running with pretty much anything broadcast by the media, spewed by a talking head, or a movie star, etc. Really something to see. This nation must be such a laughing stock as the rest of the world looks on in disbelief at the ridiculousness.
"Hall said it is "brutally ignorant" to "end a child's life and not even allow him or her the opportunity to experience any joy in life because of your perception of what suffering would be for that child."
What a shame, and how tragic that the mass murder of babys, worldwide, and even the auctioning off of their body parts, etc., is met with such a ruthless lack of concern. I'll say it once again because I just cant grasp the logic: Murder a baby at full term, and mere moments before delivery, and you're good to go, nobody cares. Murder that very same baby mere moments after delivery, and you're on that nights news, nation-wide, as as an entire country gathers together as one, expressing its outrage and trying to figure out what happened to you as a child that would turn you into monster capable of such an attrocity. Interesting logic.
Sorry, MS...I guess my timing wasn't all that that great. I will certainly ask that the Lord's will be done in whatever situation you're up against or grieving over. Let us know though if those waters begin clearing up.
Haven't stopped, Dave, and what bothers me just a little less than their lost state (for now), is the grandkids being in the middle of who knows what that goes on, with who knows what that's coming and going. Thank God they have you for some balance and normalcy. Well, with the exception of that honker, anyway. I wish there was some way that those poor children didn't have to see it. Anyway, always in my prayers, which I never underestimate the power of. He can save us...He can save them. As you would say, "bang...done".
Ladybug Wrotw: "...Brother Christopher, thanks for the response. I too see the same things you mentioned all over the internet..."
Yes, and it's mind boggling how people who call themselves Christians interact, respond, and generally carry on. I think whats really protected this forum, considering that it's open for anyone to comment, is the fact that it's not a stand-alone. The news forum is buried within the mainframe of what the site is really up and running for. Bottom line is that when the percentage of issues to the whole is so relatively low, the negatives are a small price to pay. Remember when that character, Geff, was creating screen names and causing havoc, and all the while claiming he was a Christian? Now those were some harrowing times as even others who had been popping in were acting up and adding to the nonsense. I really thought all of the regulars were done after that. At the time, there was this straw chewin', one toothed, overall wearing, hillbilly lady named Dorcas who I think was the ring leader. He-he...joking, of course. ðŸ˜‚
MS writes: The obvious solution is to ignore the trolls posts. Have fellowship, discussions, etc. one with another and do not respond to the tripe of unbelievers. My small mite. and what by God's Grace I intend to practice.
The best, most plausible advice, sister MS. I have to say though that its soooo difficult to follow thorough with at times, depending upon the comments.
Ladybug Wrote: "...I have suggested in the past we gather on another forum, more private, where trolls not allowed to frequent. Brother Christopher can you make any suggestions?"
I understand your frustration, and in the past, I've visited several Christian forums to get a feel for what's out there. Not so much to replace, because I've gotten to know many here so well, but to enhance. Let me tell you, what goes on here at times is nothing at all compared to what others are up against. The arguing, the intense disagreements, belittling, name calling, very severe doctrinal issues, and, well, you name it, daily. The only solution, I think, is a discussion forum, like a vBulletin, built from scratch with all the bells and whistles, and even a news section could be incorporated. Problem is that it would be an enormous amount of time and work for one person, content-wise, without another person or two with some skills. Me and Observer were initially going to go that route before he decided to try what he did, and you know how that worked out. I'd be up for anything, but fear a repeat after all of the time involved.
Thanks Jim, those are some great alternatives. I prefer to look at it so will try the welder's goggles, but also the pinhole camera for curiosities sake. I remember as a kid looking directly at the eclipse, turning away, looking again, turning away, looking again, etc. I guess I was fortunate not to have any damage.
John Yurich USA from USA writes: "This is the outcome of not permitting Catholic priests to get married."
Hi John, a couple of things: For starters, anyone entering into seminary, and even well beforehand, knows that they would never be permitted to marry should they decide to enter into the priesthood. Now, here's the meat of why I stopped to comment: The logic you proposed is pure fiction, and the reasoning is real simple...the lack of a woman or a man does not a pedophile make; nor does being forbidden to marry cause any human being to prefer, become attracted to, want to abuse, and abuse children. Here's the reason why your logic is squed on this: Should any priest not be able to handle not being able to marry or have female companionship, and burn with lust, they could very easily have someone on the side such as a secret girlfriend, or even a prostitute. This is an easy option for any one of them, yet instead of hooking up with an adult, they chose to, and preferred innocent, helpless children to molest, to rape, to sodomize, and damage, on some level, for life.
Sorry, sister Ladybug...will get back to you in the AM. : )
Kind of like the Popes claiming to be Christ on earth, priests claiming they have the power to forgive only that which God can forgive; a power from on high which can never be reverted or rescinded, along with a supernatural endowment which allows them to order Christ, the Almighty, out from Heaven and into a wafer or a box, several hundred thousand times per day, according to the church. Then there are the multitudes of doctrines, dogmas, and rituals...blasphemy.
Up my way, a group in Boston has formed to protest and demand the renaming of a very popular marketplace, Fanuel Hall, which has held the same name since the 1700's. Give these liberals, and snowflakes, etc., a little bit of breathing room, and look at what happens. An entire nation and up and coming generation have been infected with their squed logic and ridiculous, nonsensical views. The bafoonery all around is astonishing. I know, I know...Trumps fault. After all, he has been in office for what, 210 days or something, so of course all of this nations issues are on him. Crazy days, for sure.
Thanks Need him, I copied the link. Appreciate it.
IE, I saw the Sheriffs interview yesterday morning, but not on any local or national news station, but one single clip on social media that someone posted up. Since then, silence. Interesting. As for Trump "wussing" out, I saw it a little bit different: Imagine if he had mentioned them, especially considering the volatile, one-sided ignorance going on around him and against him....I feel like even a mention of either one only would have fueled everyone else's claim that he's some closet bigot, as backwards as that would have been.