Jim Lincoln wrote: --- Apparently, a lot of Republicans would put Jesus on a burning cross, or hang Him? ---
Nice one, Jim. Continue scraping the bottom of the barrel. Who knows, some lone soul may come to believe this "independent" (i.e. leftwing) garbage. Just toss in some anti RCC stuff for cover, and all the hostile spittle will be forgiven.
R. K. Borill wrote: FYI: Buddhism has gained adherents in the West and throughout the world. Celebrity practitioners include Brandon Boyd, Richard Gere, Adam Yauch, Jet Li, Sharon Stone, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Glass, Mike Barson and Steven Seagal (who has been proclaimed the reincarnation of the tulku Chungdrag Dorje).
John Yurich USA wrote: I don't make any insane statements. ---
Well, maybe insane is too strong a word. Let us see. You say you are in your 50s, you are going to get a full time data entry job, buy a farm in Colorado, marry an 18 year old girl, have 10 kids who will be born in a one room hospital with 2 windows, start a country music/country gospel band which you will travel with and record your music and become a multi millionaire while your wife is home schooling the kids and taking care of the farm. Does that sound about right?
Not that there should be a problem with giveaways for no other reason than it's a gun, but Troy is right next to the capital Albany, where the goofy anti-2nd Amendment governor dwells. I like the symbolic in your face aspect from Troy, considered the birthplace of Uncle Sam.
John Yurich USA wrote: It is not idolatry to own a Crucifix, a picture and statue of Jesus(Which may or may not represent what Jesus looked like) and a statue of the Virgin Mary if one doesn't pray to or bow down to them.
Elisabeth Elliot has a Catholic brother? Oh dear, whatever shall we do? Best not read any of her stuff. Christopher Hitchens was a Marxist atheist. His brother Peter is a conservative believer. Therefore according to the Elliot affair, we should be wary of Peter's writings. His brother was an atheist, you see.
John Yurich USA wrote: Abortion and homosexuality are against Catholic teaching and it is forbidden for Catholics to support abortion and homosexuality. Therefore Catholics who support abortion and homosexuality should be excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
The Catholic church does not excommunicate Catholics who support abortion and homosexuality. Does this mean the Catholic church subscribes to unCatholic parts to the Catholic church?
John Yurich USA wrote: It is about time that the Catholic Church excommunicates all Catholics who support abortion and homosexuality.
Abortion and homosexuality are not in the Mass, so it's ok if they don't get excommunicated, because they aren't subscribing to the unscriptural parts to the Mass because abortion and homosexuality aren't in the Mass for them to not subscribe to.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- Why Mike of N.Y., I think I have pointed out the duplicity of Jimmy, Billy, and Goergie Jr. I will add another Democrat who actually did do good, in Civil Rights--but was duplicitous in war, LBJ--Gulf of Tonkin. Wow, I listed 3 Demos and one rotten Repub.! Pretty good, eh?
Admittedly pretty good for you, Jim. But the pope is now; the pres is now. They both are leaders of large numbers of people now. Yet you only find duplicity in one of them. Still.
Wood stoves smack of independence, of people who use a renewable resource for heat. By not relying on imported non-renewable oil, we take away the "need" of government to host wars, control drilling, regulate shipping, etc. We can't have no independence.
Strat wrote: So it is not a command from God but a suggestion,it naturally follows that the verses about men loving their wives is not a commandment but a suggestion.....right? are you married? how many women have you been married to to make such a broad sweeping assumption ? ---
Didn't say it was a suggestion. But neither can one be commanded to voluntarily submit. I am not talking theory. I am indeed married to an excellent Christian wife who loves being a woman, and is also my best friend. To the best of our ability and by God's grace we live out these verses, not perfectly, but willingly. And yes I even do sweeping from time to time. How about you?
ladybug wrote: --- a dear brother in Christ shared with me this, he stated "The submission of a wife to her own husband is in accordance with the church submitting to her Lord. If men would get off their soap box of women submitting to men and realize the duty of a man in regard to his wife, then all of this 'submission' rhetoric would stop quickly. V.25 "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her." Husbands, can you say that was ever a moment in time when you loved your wife THE SAME as Christ loved His church? Have you given yourself for your wife as Christ did (not the dying for her sins, but the meeting of her every need)? Is she the center of life as you know it? Everything that Christ has done was to procure the salvation of His chosen ones and the ultimate glory of His Father."
Thank you for the post, ladybug.
To the husbands who like to post verses saying wives submit yourselves unto your own husbands, note well "submit yourselves..." It means its voluntary, not compelled. And if you are Christlike with her, she won't have a problem with the volunteering.
Barry from KY wrote: Quite right Jim. Both are democrats. Our Governor is a bit conservative more however. He's actually quite popular in KY. We voted to define marriage between one man and one woman in our state constitution, the governor feels that the people of the state should have the say and not be over-powered by a judge!
Barry, ultimately do you think the gov will abide with the law, or with the judge?