Gay Allen wrote: remember the sex abuse survivors and rape survivors and survivors of domestic abuse who marched yesterday~! John UK | Wales, says ... When women get together to march, they're up to no good. why is that John? because women are shifty lying and untrustable w****s? so the elite are using women's suffrage to push ungodly laws and themes, what about the real women and their real suffrage? do we just tell them to go jump in a lake??? by all means throw that baby out with that bathwater ...
No, we should never throw the baby out with the bathwater, but how does it help them when they get in the same dirty bathtub with the politically, not rightly motivated? Will their cries be heard over the screeching of the banshees?
The gates of hell shall not prevail means the church is to be aggressive against it. How does one confront evil without confronting the lost who are lost in it? Evil isn't an abstraction, nor does it happen by itself. Whatever the thoughts on megaphones, about which Christopher expressed my own, the reason for the reaction is, evil doesn't want any noise that competes with it. btw, it's hardly whining to relay the facts about what went on. Anyone think Paul was whining when he told of his beatings, or being stoned, or being shipwrecked?
Dave wrote: SC, G'day and god bless. We all suffer with pride to a certain degree, granted myself more than most. But after my last comment I was going to put that up "pride cometh before fall" and Trump sure is proud
Sure glad I don't have that problem. I like being humble.
From the news: "Six months after Californiaâ€™s strict vaccine law took effect, a measles outbreak has infected 20 people, most of them in Los Angeles County, prompting a search for others who may have been If you read exposed to the highly contagious virus."
This brings up some questions:
Are there possible dots to connect in the statement?
Did any of the infected get measles vaccine in the last 6 months?
Are any of the infected from Mexico?
Is another round of the disease of the month fear-mongering being initiated? Remember Obamacare is being threatened with change.
Flu/pneumonia KILLS 16 per 100,000 in L.A. County, which has some 10 million people, which works out to 1600 per 10 million. (Los Angeles Daily News Health, April 6, 2015) In light of this, if 20 people get measles, why the concern over an "outbreak"?
Cynical question: Does the 6 month old strict vaccine law require a disease "outbreak" in order to provide back-up support for what is possibly an unpopular law?
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- Pew Research 2012 wrote: "With few exceptions, though, the unaffiliated say they are not looking for a religion that would be right for them. Overwhelmingly, they think that religious organizations are too concerned with money and power, too focused on rules and too involved in politics."
"Phil Johnson wrote: ...Americaâ€™s moral decline has accelerated dramatically since evangelicals became politically aggressive in the late 1970s....they have been remarkably ineffective when it comes to using politics to reverse Americaâ€™s moral and spiritual decline...." ---
No, it began and accelerated with banning God from public life, and legalizing abortion. Evangelicals became involved as a reaction. I didn't think Johnson was a revisionist, guess I was wrong.
Climate change has existed since the first really big one described in Genesis 1. But climate change was never a profit making thing until someone imagined a man driving a SUV or using a wood stove could change it,and concluded something needed to be done. In the 70s it was using hairspray that was going to cause global cooling and bring on a new ice age, but that didn't work out profitably so it was dropped. Now we have assumed data being fed into computers, which then spit out bad data read as science, so called. Well, they say, we better do something before the icebergs melt, and the oceans rise and drown all the democrats living on the coast! All those red state trucks have to be stopped! But first, let's spend a few trillion fighting the problem. These are such complex issues.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- In this part of world, and I do think New York state is not entirely paved over, have some farms, farmers in Nebraska at least would be unhappy if the USDA was shut down, q.v., Cooperative Research and Extension Services Farmers around here are particularly interested who President Trump is going to pick for Sec. of Ag. It should be noted Nebraska, is brilliant crimson color but even anarchy is not pushed that much. ---
You are correct, NY is not entirely paved at all. Excellent fruit, dairy, and vegetable farms all over the State. Lots of vineyards, and we got maple syrup as well. And I am a fan of the Co-Op Extension Service, located in my county at the County Fair Grounds. Not a fan of paying farmers to not grow crops, however. The USDA is mostly ok, but there should be closed some of the power-mad alphabet agencies who attach to us like leeches. We'd all be better off for it.
Crimson but...? The anarchists are the ones in the blue streets protesting Trump.
Maybe our difference in how we see things is, you judge govt in light of its intention, I judge it in light of its results.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- (Obama's top 10 accomplishments -- according to Obama) #3 Bipartisan budget and education deals A rarity, it must have slipped by me. I know the public was sick of Ted Cruz using blackmail tactics in shutting down the government, and the extreme selfishness of the GOP to refuse to do anything with Obama, admittedly something a cold personality to be in politics, even it harmed the nation. So, perhaps the GOP was temporarily tired of "just saying no"?
I look at the so-called shutting down the government like this- Since some kind of damage to the country is done by govt every day, a day shut down would be a day with no damage. Sounds like a plan, don't you think? Besides, the reason the left hates the idea is not that needful services will be lost, but that people will begin to see that their world didn't end after all. The left can't let that happen, so they go on with the stories of Grandma eating dog food and people dying in the street if the millionaires in Washington aren't paid for a day.
To your question "So why do I want a left-wingnut when we have plenty of right-wingnuts in this state."
Lady_Virtue wrote: I wonder if indeed it is worth it to point out such "firsts." It seems more designed to cause contention, division, and pridefulness than anything else. I really can't see one way or another what difference it makes.
The use of terms such as "African-American" itself is a cause of division and pridefulness, for it places "them" at a different level of "American" than "us."
SteveR wrote: I have Catholic friends that have weekly Bible Studies. I just went to Catholic Online, they have lots of Bible Studies. It seems to be encouraged. I liked the daily reading, but probably would like it better without the chanting in the background
Maybe it's a younger generation. I was never taught, either at Mass or at church school, anything of my free will being foundational for salvation, nor did we ever open a Bible. It was simply ignored. What we were taught was salvation was of the church. I don't see free will in that. My wife, in her RC days, was specifically told not to read the Bible. That's how it was.
JuneAnnette wrote: --- The free will gospel is the creation of papal Rome, and is no gospel at all. Upon them rests the anathema of God. Galatians 1:6-9 Council of Trent: CANON IV. If any one shall affirm, that manâ€™s freewill, moved and excited by God, does not, by consenting, cooperate with God, the mover and exciter, so as to prepare and dispose itself for the attainment of justification; if moreover, anyone shall say, that the human will cannot refuse complying, if it pleases, but that it is inactive, and merely passive; let such an one be accursed"! CANON V.- If anyone shall affirm, that since the fall of Adam, manâ€™s freewill is lost and extinguished; or, that it is a thing titular, yea a name, without a thing, and a fiction introduced by Satan into the Church; let such an one be accursed"!
Whatever the RCC theories of free will gospel, there is in practice no teaching of it. RCs are told what to believe, to avoid the Bible, and to let the priest interpret what it means. There is no free will choosing, council of Trent notwithstanding.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Mike and Penny, truth is truth. It doesn't matter where it came from. It really doesn't matter if those articles came from Unitarians and of course they didn't . Argumentum ad hominems does not make your comment about these gentlemen correct about what they say. I keep using, well from time to time anyway, commentary from a very famous atheist, but Mencken is no less true then if what he said came from Williams Jennings Bryan - - whom this fellow gave a hard time to, and perhaps was as much responsible for the modern Evangelical movement as anybody else. ]President Trump
Explain what ad hominem there is in pointing out that someone who promotes what God calls abomination cannot be a Christian, which he maintains he is, i.e. Tony Campolo? Why is this truth denier given credibility just because Jim agrees with him about Trump?
Time is short, Jim. Maybe that's why the extra flurry of posts today? Relax, you aren't going to convince a single soul anyway, especially quoting athiests and anti Christian "Christians." Grab a cup of coffee, put your feet up, and think about how you're going to render to your new Caesar.
Rodney K. wrote: Hello Bro. Mike! Great question. I'm not sure that I had ever considered it. The Bible teaches that Jesus in His incarnation was made "a little lower than the angels". So mankind is lower than the angels; angels are greater than we are. So I see a hierarchy there...
We sure don't want to ascribe to angels the authority that belongs to God. But, angels (as God's messengers / representatives) speak with the authority of God Himself. Christians, as well, speak with the authority of God Himself when we speak Biblical truth. What are your thoughts?
I agree with your thoughts on this, bro Rodney. The authority hierarchy does reach down even to us dust in the wind types. And that authority is given in the masculine form, which is God's design. If I also said God is not male, would that make sense?
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- If people just looked at the following two articles, they would see what they have done to the Evangelical name. (Trump's Offer to Christians Is Same Offer Devil Made Christ), and .nytimes.com pinion/theevangelicalism-of-old-white-men-is-dead.html?_r=0>\(The Evangelicalism of Old White Men Is Dead) , the latter doesn't mention Trump that much , but Satan's Little Helper is pretty well identified. No I've been trying to follow the advice given in, (Rendering To Caesar---A Biblical Perspective On Government), when it comes to sitting Kings. See, the PBS shows, Mike.
"If people just looked..."
I did look at your NY Times article about old white men. And not at all surprised it was Tony Campolo, who doesn't like being called evangelical,(which is ok, he's not) and who "calls for acceptance of gay Christian couples in the church."
Fascinating what some are willing to promote while still falsely playing Christian. Is it an "independent" thing to back them?
pennelope wrote: --- they are refusing to acknowledge that the people are voting them out, they've said no. ---
Which is why all the noise about legitimacy. Which is why the talk of changing the electoral voting method. The pop vote gives elections to a few coastal states, and Chicago. Much easier to control totally dependent city dwellers on both coasts than a country full of armed people who can feed themselves.