Perhaps they started playing video games at too young of age and got hooked on them? Well...
Michael McGough wrote: ...Scalia was especially devoted to the free-speech protections of the 1st Amendment, and one of his most memorable 1st Amendment opinions involved video games....
...In his opinion, Scalia mocked the research that purported to show a connection between watching video games and aggressive behavior. All it actually demonstrated, he said, was "at best some correlation between exposure to violent entertainment and minuscule real-world effects, such as children's feeling more aggressive or making louder noises in the few minutes after playing a violent game than after playing a nonviolent game."...
Bloomberg wrote: A decline in demand for middle-skilled work -- a phenomenon dubbed âjob polarization,â because more positions are concentrated at the higher and lower ends -- has played a role in keeping prime-age men out of the job market,...
ABC News Radio wrote: ...Democrats spent a week negotiating redactions to the memo with the FBI ahead of its release Saturday. The negotiations wrapped up last week, according to a committee official, and the panel received the memo from the DOJ on Saturday afternoon....
Well, Camilla and Charlie use the Authorized Version for their marriage and Kate and William used a variety of versions, and both couples are still married, I think the versions used during the marriage ceremony are of secondary importance for the permanency of their marriages, John of UK.
Elizabeth Flock wrote: Gay and straight priests alike are cheering Pope Francis's comments about homosexuality in the priesthood, saying gay priests make up a significant segment of the Catholic clergy and deserve papal recognition.
On a plane from Brazil Monday, Francis told reporters that, "if someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?"...
It's a comment that stands in stark contrast to the policy of Francis's predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, who signed a document in 2005 that said men with strong gay tendencies should not be priests.
neuter of a derivative of 1142; a dĂŠmonic being; by extension a deity:--devil, god. see GREEK for 1142
1142 daimon dah'-ee-mown
from daio (to distribute fortunes); a dĂŠmon or supernatural spirit (of a bad nature):--devil.
JFB Commentary wrote: 1 Timothy 4:1
.... doctrines of devilsâliterally "teachings of (that is suggested by) demons." James 3:15, "wisdom .Â .Â . devilish"; 2 Corinthians 11:15, "Satan's ministers."
This is why the modernize reader should have various aids for the KJV. It needs various explanations after 400 years since its inception. . The Strong's Concordance and various Bible commentaries are of great help. You should only use an electronic version of the KJV to get this aid. Something that is in printed form you might try the Charles Ryrie KJV Study Bible
Dr. Rugh wrote: What you have done in the past is the past. Sin is sin, and we praise God for forgiveness. This sin is no more unforgivable than any other sin. So I think we need to be careful with the stigma we sometimes place on it. If you are in this kind of situation, that is where you are. What you did may have been wrong. You may think, Maybe that is why this one is not working out. God is not honoring it. This is our third marriage, and maybe we ought to divorce. No. God picks you up where you are. He recognizes the marriage relationship you are in now as binding. And so you go on from here. The past is forgiven; praise God, it is past. It is just as forgiven as any other sinâcovetousness, lying, stealing or anger; it is under the blood and forgiven. So God picks you up where you are....
one wonders how religious the royal family is? Or if they take Christianity seriously anyway? Anyway Harry and Meghan doesn't seem to be in the same mess that Camilla and Charles was. If Church of England overlooked the adultery of both Camilla and Charles, they would have no trouble with Megan and Harry.
Just a guy wrote: "Jim Lincoln from Nebraska writes: So this, â looks like this? đ« This kid had a vivid imagination or he is in dire need of glassesâ" I can't believe it. We agree on something!!!đđđđ
It's strange at Origen who never wanted to take anything literally in the Bible, the latter part of this verse he did take literally!
(AV) Matthew 19 12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from [their] mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive [it], let him receive [it].
Clarke Commentary wrote: The great ORIGEN, understanding the latter clause of this verse (which I have applied to the Essenes) literally-O human weakness!-went, and literally fulfilled it on himself!
Of course the Romish Church condemned Origen. How could their priests enjoy young boys if they had been properly fixed?
Too many commentators do not want to take the verse literally, but all the other descriptions are literal in the verse, so there is no reason not to take it literally.
Of course that is not the proper way to handle temptation. But if a person can't do it, like child molesters, then it is fine to castrate them, especially if they volunteer for it, which Texas will not do - -no doubt too many Catholics and Protestants sympathizers in the state.
2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. ---KJV
JFB Commentary wrote: 17. not as manyâ (2 Corinthians 11:18 Philippians 2:21). Rather, "the many," namely, the false teachers of whom he treats (tenth through twelfth chapters, especially 2 Corinthians 11:13 1 Thessalonians 2:3). Â Â Â which corruptâGreek, "adulterating, as hucksters do wine for gain" (Isaiah 1:22 2 Corinthians 4:2 2 Peter 2:3, "Make merchandise of you"). Â Â Â as of sincerity .Â .Â . as of Godâas one speaking from (out of) sincerity, as from (that is, by the command of, and so in dependence on) God. Â Â Â in Christ'sâas united to Him in living membership, and doing His work (compare 2 Corinthians 12:19). The whole Gospel must be delivered such as it is, without concession to men's corruptions, and without selfish aims, if it is to be blessed with success (Acts 20:27).
Matthew 19 12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from [their] mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive [it], let him receive [it]. ---KJV
Matthew 18:8-10 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.---KJV
I know there are Protestants who enslaved to the Romish Church for devilish political ends
Castration is not desirable but is acceptable practice in the New Testament. It probably should be applied to a lot of Roman Catholic priests at that!
Gabrielle Koetsier wrote: .... Look, I know itâs not popular to say this, but abortion affects men, too. It takes two to make a baby. Manipulative men often pressure women into an abortion for this very reason - to avoid paying child support. On the other hand, a man might be devastated by the loss of his child to abortion. Having an unplanned pregnancy is seen as something that can ruin a womanâs life, but men are supposed to carry on as if everything is normal when theyâll suddenly have to start making child support payments every month for the next 18 years. Thatâs a nice double standard for you.
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Tom McCarthy wrote: Russian trolls and bots focused on controversial topics in an effort to stoke political division on an enormous scale â and it hasnât stopped, experts say....
What has now been made clear is that Russian trolls and automated bots not only promoted explicitly pro-Donald Trump messaging, but also used social media to sow social divisions in America by stoking disagreement and division around a plethora of controversial topics such as immigration and Islamophobia....
Christianity Today had a very good article about extravagant lifestyle of the Hinn family published last September.
Costi Hinn wrote: ...One day I asked my father if we could go heal my friend from school who had lost her hair due to cancer. He replied that we should pray for her at home rather than going to heal her. I thought to myself, Shouldnât we be doing what the apostles did if we have the same gift? At that point, I didnât question our ability to heal, but doubts began to stir about our motives. We only did healings in the crusades, where music created the atmosphere, money changed hands, and people approached us with the ârightâ amount of faith.
Other doubts would surface. What about unsuccessful healing attempts? I learned that it was the sick personâs fault for doubting God. Why would we speak in tongues without interpretation? âDonât quench the Spirit,â I was told. âHe can do what he wants.â Why did many of our prophecies contradict the Bible? âDonât put God in a box.â Despite the questions, I trusted my family because we were so successful....[ ]
1 Corinthians 5:9-13 I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral peopleâ not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindlerânot even to eat with such a one. [ * ]For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? God judges those outside. Purge the evil person from among you. [ * ]---ESV
the problem I commenting on Billy Graham's practices many of which were anti-christian? as I have marked out above the appropriate Bible verses. now if he was associated with a local church like Jimmy Carter, Franklin, or whoever, of course they're the ones who really should be doing the disciplining. but we hardly need to bend over backward not criticizing people who so strongly identify themselves as Christians.
There might be too much of Chicken Little in these incidences?
James Alan Fox wrote: Compare the school fatality rate with the more than 100 school-age children accidentally killed each year riding their bikes or walking to school. Congress might be too timid to pass gun legislation to protect children, but how about a national bicycle helmet law for minors? Half of the states do not require them. There is no NRA â National Riding Association â opposing that.
Iâm all for shielding our kids from harm. But letâs at least deal with the low hanging fruit while we debate and Congress does nothing about the role of guns in school shootings.
Ruth Graham wrote: Many of Grahamâs allegiances and stances have not aged well. He famously met with every president from Harry Truman to Barack Obama, but he was especially close with Richard Nixon. A lifelong registered Democrat, he defended Nixonâs integrity deep into the Watergate scandal. When the White House released tapes that finally proved the presidentâs involvement in the break-in, Grahamâs first reaction was to express shock at the presidentâs use of profanity. In 2002, Graham was again humiliated by his coziness with Nixon when the National Archives released Oval Office tapes that captured Graham referring to a Jewish âstrangleholdâ and suggesting the Jews he was friendly with âdonât know how I really feel about what they are doing to this country.â Graham was horrified and publicly apologized. But even before those tapes emerged, Graham had come to deeply regret how blindly he trusted the president. âI wonder whether I might have exaggerated his spirituality in my own mind,â he later said.