Jim Lincoln wrote: --- â€śDemocracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.â€ť â€• Winston S. Churchill
Winston was almost right. It is a bad form; that's why the founders set up a republic, not a democracy. But then even the president doesn't know the US is a republic. I wonder if he still thinks it's a democracy of 57 states?
penned wrote: --- just watch footage of some of these places, then compare the nutritional value of an egg from cannibal, crammed, in the dark, gm corn fed chickens with one that is raised in the sun, grass fed with a natural diet. there's a huge difference. it is good to set balances that are fair and honest. ---
For the sake of accuracy, the egg layers on mass-prod egg farms are unnaturally kept not in the dark, but in artificial light. Light stimulates egg production, so excess light is what they get. Dark would slow production way down. Practically speaking, they don't get to rest.
Youth in Asia wrote: I bet a controversial question: But do we a right to be sadistic to animals we kill or hunt? I know nature is cruel, and even without human contact, the animal kingdom is a painful and cruel world, a bear get's stuck in quick sand, and starves to death after many nights a crying. Are the bear's emotions real? if so, humans with the ability of compassion must react accordingly/ Should hunters be selective in which pet to show compassion, to their hunting dog trust and respect, but to a street cat a fun practice shot to the head. I'm not comparing animals to people, I'm just saying I've seen a lot of great American Christians hunters exhibiting sadistic tendencies on animals.
Durned sadistic American Christian hunters. Always looking for a cat to shoot. Why can't they be more like hunters in other places, and hunt for dogs to eat, or elephants to poach?
The only evidence so far seems to be, the possibility they could set fires, because they may have have shown interest. Now if they do so, and they want false god allah to get credit, they might have to both claim, and give evidence for it. So far it seems quiet, which doesn't do much for their hopeless cause, though all the speculation no doubt could give ideas. As long as speculation is afoot, perhaps there are those with means, motive, and opportunity to come up with a plan to "protect" remaining forests not under central control? Terrorists are not nice, whether foreign or domestic.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Mike of N.Y., when did I say the phone call would be obnoxious to me? There are a lot of stupid going on in the World, and the Communist Chinese were polite about it, saying his actions were do to Trump's "inexperience" His actions would be obnoxious to former Republican Presidents, but being more sensible than the Donald that isn't surprising. ---
This is what you posted originally: "Jim Lincoln wrote: Our relations with Taiwan are quite good before any phone call reception by Trump. If Trump is going to irritate Communist China, who owns quite a bit of American property and debt, that he should have a good reason for it. Such as showing his unhappiness with how the mainland Chinese government treat their dissidents, their aid to North Korea, or there attempted takeover of the South China sea. There should be a good reason to be obnoxious on his part."
I didn't say you *said* the phone call would be obnoxious to you, rather that it was natural you thought it obnoxious. If you did not think the call was so, you would not have said there should be good reason for him to be obnoxious. Implication is clear. Connect your own dots, Jim.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Our relations with Taiwan are quite good before any phone call reception by Trump. If Trump is going to irritate Communist China, who owns quite a bit of American property and debt, that he should have a good reason for it. Such as showing his unhappiness with how the mainland Chinese government treat their dissidents, their aid to North Korea, or there attempted takeover of the South China sea. There should be a good reason to be obnoxious on his part.
Naturally a phone call to the president of Taiwan would be thought obnoxious to you.
From the news: "In the wake of Donald Trumpâ€™s announcement that he intends to nominate Michigan philanthropist and education activist Betsy DeVos (shown) to be his secretary of education, Weingarten writes to warn Americans that such a move threatens the â€ścollective promiseâ€ť made by all of us to â€śtake and teach every child seeking an education.â€ť
Interesting use of "collective" as it reveals the heart of a groupthink leftist. I'm surprised she didn't also say "our children," an overused favorite.
Jim Lincoln wrote: The most important thing to get out this news item, (The Futility of Political Change) The most important thing to get out this news item,
John MacArthur wrote: Also, many present-day Christian activists seem to be unaware of how much their methodology parallels that of liberal Christians at the turn of the twentieth century. Like those misguided idealists, contemporary evangelicals became enamored of temporal issues at the expense of eternal values. Evangelical activists, in essence, are simply preaching a politically conservative version of the old social gospel, emphasizing social and cultural concerns above spiritual ones. In that framework the government becomes more and more the earthly ally (if he can persuade it to support his special agenda) or enemy (if it stays opposed or unresponsive to his agenda) of the Christian. But the ideal human government can ultimately do nothing to advance Godâ€™s kingdom, and the worst, most despotic worldly government in the end cannot halt the power of the Holy Spirit or the spread of Godâ€™s Word. ---
Sounds nice, but is a typical false either/or scenario. Either spiritual or temporal, rather than it is both. It does work to keep hands warm by sitting on them, though
Ignominious Emirakan wrote: --- Cf-Wesley J Smithâ€™s latest book is The War on Humans (Discovery Institute Press, 2014) in which he investigates the views of anti-human activists who want to grant legal rights to animals, plants, and â€śMother Earth,â€ť and who want to reduce the human population by up to 90 percent.
Unless they themselves volunteer to help in reducing the human population by ceasing to exist, their words are but noise. Or butt noise. It's always others who are called upon to sacrifice in the cause of wackos.
Jeremy wrote: Well mike it doesn't surprise me. Are you shocked? I'm never amazed when I see pigs acting like pigs. And I'm never dumbfounded when unbelievers act like unbelievers. How do you feel about it?
Not surprising, but only in light of perversion being lauded, something relatively new here.
Though MacArthur in the link rightly says the Bible is not politics, and this has nothing to do with politics, neither does this thread. What do you think of the lgbt crowd going after Chip and Joanna Gaines because they attend a particular church?
Matthew 12:34 "O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh"
It is plain their activities, even their speech, is derived from their heart, i.e. themselves. Note he doesn't call their behavior evil, but he calls them evil.
There really is little or no difference between a person's actions and themselves. That does happens with actors, where a person is playing and speaking a part, but in real life the activities and speech reflect the person, and are not held off to the side somehow disconnected. Jesus wants hearts to change. Actions and behaviors follow the heart. So in relating this kindly to the thread, when the lady said something, um, not too swift, it is out of the abundance of her heart that she spoke it.
John UK wrote: --- My sort of place, Mike, so long as it's not too cold. It's just got down to freezing here and I don't like that. And I'd be sure to check out Cabot Cove, my favourite place in Maine.
Cabot Cove, Maine, eh? Hope you know it was filmed in northern California. As for real Maine, August and September are glorious. Winter not so much, though lovely what with all the evergreens and the snowy landscape.
John UK wrote: Hey Jeremy, I had to consult my map to see what New England is, and I reached a conclusion that it is composed of five states, of which my favourite would be Maine, plenty of sea coast, and lots of English place names. ---
One of my favorite, too. I go to the upper Maine coast at least once a year. A number of relatives there. Maine has over 200 miles of coastline, and over 3000 miles of tidal shoreline. You'd like it, bro. Much painting could be done there. There are many lakes, forest everywhere, and cultivated wild blueberry fields, which are quite gorgeous in the fall when they turn scarlet. The State is still "undomesticated" in many places, another reason I like it.
Frank wrote: --- Do you think that more homosexual men are drawn into protestant clergy or into the RCC?
RCC. Priests don't marry, thus it's easier for the homosexual ones to hide their dislike of women as a priest than it would be as a protestant pastor. Little to do with RCC doctrine as such, rather a convenience.