the following article is quite good, The Real Threat to Marriage--No Fault Divorce, except I'm going to have to assume that the writer is a good Catholic which explains his indifference to queer marriages. People who are for traditional marriage can be against both queer marriages and no fault divorces.
it's a good article and should be read. I would point out that the British have left their strong philo-Semetic stance that even the structure of the 19th century, but seemed to disappear in the 20th. Charles Spurgeon who was no Dispensationalist was known for his pro-israeli stance. Another interesting commentary. http://messiahconnection.wordpress.com/2011/11/20/philo-semitic-puritans/
it's up to parents to keep track of what is being taught their children. I never read any place common core that Islam had to be taught. I wouldn't be surprised that this was added by some teachers are administrators who are just too ignorant to teach common core material, so they could make it look bad.now of course, I think that the Inadequacy of Islam should be in every school curriculum on that.
Mike of N.Y., I was wondering where you have been? I --usually-- enjoy your sharp returns.
Maybe, W.Va'ers aren't happy with the Republican oil barons flooding their energy markets with that oily stuff? Coal industries had some of the worst reputations for how they treated workers, remember the company store and a song that bemoaned it? But still,
James 1 11 For the sun rises with a scorching wind, and withers the grass; and its flower falls off, and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed; so too the rich man in the midst of his pursuits will fade away. 12 Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.---NASB
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: Blessed -- This is the same word used in the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. This person has an inner happiness and joy not dependent on external circumstances. This word is used 50 times in the New Testament.
Bloomberg was somewhat optimistic why North Korea didn't have any Internet service, the Wall St. Journal less so, North Korea Loses (Its Little) Internet Access. For example like some dictatorial states, they can turn off Internet service with a flip of a switch -- perhaps even literally?
My, give you folks something else to chew on! "Ignorance is bliss!"
Ashley Allen wrote: Nebraska had some of the nationâ€™s highest scores for both emotional and physical health. Residents were among the least likely to be depressed last year, trailing only North Dakota and New Jersey. More than 81% of residents did not have any health problems preventing them from age-appropriate activities, tied with Minnesota for the best nationwide in 2013. One factor improving Nebraskansâ€™ well-being was likely their high quality living conditions. More residents were satisfied with their city than those in any other state, and most believed their city was improving overall. People in Nebraska were more confident about the future of the U.S. economy than residents of nearly all other states.
I put it up for discussion, Marty, and I'm happy that you commented on President Obama's sentiments. Yes, everyone brings their worldview to what they are doing,
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: .... Believers will not only be maturing to love as God loves and what God loves, but will also hate what God hates. As a result there will be practical boundaries drawn for life and lifestyles defined by what God deems as good and right. This will create a growing chasm between the world's changing standard of morality and God's unchanging standard the believer is being conformed to.
Aaron Michael wrote: Since when had Christmas day been a Holy day ? And who authorised it?
As our "Jesuit Troll," pointed out the Romish Church authorized it. From a more religious source than the Romish Church.
History Channel wrote: Christmas
A Christian holiday honoring the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas evolved over two millennia into a worldwide religious and secular celebration, incorporating many pre-Christian, pagan traditions into the festivities along the way. Today, Christmas is a time for family and friends to get together and exchange gifts.
. intro., to Christmas. There should have been more RCCers on Yesterday! it would have reminded me that one of the biggest holidays in their calendar is the winter solstice
Anyway, I hope all of your pastors gave you a good Resurrection Sunday sermon (with a mention of Christ's birth) last Sunday as mine did. Have a thoughtful Christmas everyone!
Read the articles about the Christmas truce by the way.
It's something I would expect most Americans wouldn't know about because America didn't enter this war until 1917. I'm pleased to see that SA did put something up about this, since they do have Commonwealth and European citizens stopping by.