Jim Lincoln wrote: Yes, Mike, a a child is supposed to learn how to fit into society be a productive member of it. no man is an island unto himself. Speaking of islands the children who live on tropical.islands learn how to fish go after pearls and shells and few other things for a living. --- Speaking of Jewish culture , Jesus father taught him how to be a carpenter. He probably was good at it and he probably would have been happy at it - - except his heavenly Father had other plans for him. So what is your take on it? All the kids are supposed to be hippies and sit around and contemplate the stars or whatever---?
Jim, you seem to have this urge to defend things that are not defensible. You said "they will also be able to fit into the complex economy of the United States" The question remains if you actually think the purpose of education was to fit the child into the economy? Sorry, the view that the purpose of education is to convert the child into a production unit is wrong. Teach the child the home language, reading, mathematics, history, science. Let THEM pursue life in keeping with their abilities and wishes. This will benefit the country more than giving the little grey clothed tykes a little red book.
Pope Who am I to Judge Francis has no problem judging American immigration policy, even to criticizing the possible wall build. Interesting when you consider the wall around Vatican city. Papal apologists say it's not the same, it was built in the 9th century. Like when it was built matters? They won't say why it hasn't been taken down.
From the link: "But Senate Democrats cool to Neil Gorsuch hope to turn the hearings into as much a trial of President Trump‚Äôs respect for the judiciary and legal process as a challenge of Mr. Gorsuch‚Äôs conservative record on both the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals and as a high-ranking official in the George W. Bush Justice Department."
What Dianne Feinstein said at the hearing: "I firmly believe that our American Constitution is a living document, intended to evolve as our country evolves,‚ÄĚ Feinstein said. ‚ÄúSo, I am concerned when I hear that Judge Gorsuch is an ‚Äėoriginalist‚Äô and ‚Äėstrict constructionist.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
I imagine any good Democrat detests the Constitution similarly.
A different link:
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/g-file/446081/living-constitution-dianne-feinstein-neil-gorsuch-attack
Christopher000 wrote: "Gorsuch, currently a judge with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, posited that abortion is different because the unborn are not legally recognized as people." Hmmm. I wonder if he's answering questions creatively, and by creative, I mean answering simply by using current law to make it sound as if he sides with current laws. Question: Blah,blah,blah. Answer: That's the law, I respect current laws, etc. Not doublespeak or lies, but a simple way to answer issues in a way that sooths the panel and procures employment. "I respect current law" Translation: I have no choice but to respect current law as I'm currently powerless to disobey it. However, I don't agree with it and if appointed, will work tirelessly to put an end to the mass murder of infants". Maybe.
I like your thoughts, Chris. The concept may roughly be applied to Solomon in Ecclesiastes when he spoke of the futility of various aspects of life, but qualified them by attaching "under the sun." If one wasn't aware of his purpose, you could conclude he was so down, he might give up living.
From the news: "Thirty years ago, there were approximately 1.4 million Christians in Iraq. The number dwindled to around 1 million after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003, and a year ago it was estimated that there were less than 250,000 left. Numbers have continued to decline as families flee, and today even ..."
Yet there seems to no room for Christian refugees here. As of September 2016, the US accepted 10801 Syrian refugees. 56 of them were Christian, roughly 1/2 of a percent, though Syria had over 2 million. (Newsweek 9/13/16) Ever wonder why Obama didn't want Christians, an especially persecuted group in the mideast? Maybe because Christians don't blow themselves up, stab, and drive over people?
Jim Lincoln wrote: Hmm, I must be getting a 6th sense when you answer on my posts Mike! I bet and I know I wasn't expecting to answer you this fast! Please tell me what you didn't like about the article? It wasn't complimentary of the U.N. The John Birch Society isn't Republican,
Ripon Society is at least GOP!
The article is the article, and there is no indication the author is a member of Ripon, anyway. It's fine as far as it goes. The Ripon Society is composed of moderate Republicans. That's what's wrong with them. That's why they approve of UN reform, instead of more needed reduction of authority. But fence straddling is what moderates do best, right? Hands across the aisle stuff. Things the Dems never do, by the way. I'm not sure why you brought up the John Birch society. I can't seem to find a connection anywhere in your link. Is that a token something or other?
Mark 2:28 "Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath."
Simply read, within the context wrought by the "also," he is not only Lord of the other days, but "also" of the sabbath. He is Lord of every day. If he said it was ok to eat with publicans and sinners, then it was ok. If he said it was ok not to fast, then it was ok. If he said it was ok to eat the grain as they walked through the fields on the sabbath, then it was ok. Being Lord of all days and all things has its authority.
John Yurich USA wrote: What Alito stated about "Supporters of traditional marriage" is the same thing "supporters of marriage" as traditional marriage means marriage between a man and a woman and marriage means marriage between a man and a woman.
Sorry John, but have to disagree. When you use language like "traditional marriage" it gives credibility to the false idea that there are other kinds. Words mean things. .