There is more than what meets the eye - - apparently
Aaron Thomas wrote: "Sheâ€™s only been here for a few months, but sheâ€™s obviously made a big impression on the young people here," said Don McFerren, who's worked with Julia Lopp for more than 10 years through their church.... ... One student who participated in the activity said everything has been blown out of proportion.... .... "Unfortunately, in this world today, it only takes one person to tear you down, but sometimes people rally and say, 'Hey, pay attention to the whole story, not just one part,'" McFerren said....
Apparently, Neil, some people don't agree with you about the accuracy of David Hume's conclusions âť—
Evolution News wrote: ...Hume did not suggest that the analogy between natural complex order to human-designed complex order is invalid, as some try to do today: he merely argued that it was not certain, and that there was a better alternative. We can now see that his alternative fails completely because of what we have discovered at the very basis of life, and in particular the origin of life (an area about which even Darwin had little to say). We have not found magic, nor a gap that might need to be explained by magic. We have found rational mechanism; just the thing that most looks like our human designs. For more information (albeit not complete information!) see just about any cell or molecular biology textbook. Therefore, if Hume were true to the method and opinions expressed through Philo, he might still choose to be a skeptical atheist, but he would have to admit that intelligent design is, at very least, the best explanation we have. Welcome to the club, Dave!
from "Intelligent Design and the Logic of Humeâ€™s Skepticism"
https://tinyurl.com/y38gqwam (Democrat Andy Beshear just unseated Kentuckyâ€™s Trump-loving governor Matt Bevin)
James 2: 16Â and one of you tells them, â€śGo in peace. Be warmed and filled;â€ť yet you didnâ€™t give them the things the body needs, what good is it? 17Â Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself.
https://tinyurl.com/y42u6ysa (With Three Nobel Endorsements, Chemist Marcos Eberlin Advances Case for Intelligent Design) from which,
David Klinghoffer wrote: .... As Dr. Ertl writes, â€śRegardless of whether one shares Eberlinâ€™s approach, it is definitely becoming clear that nature is still full of secrets which are beyond our rational understanding and force us to humility.â€ť Yes, indeed.
It's good to hear that Irish Catholics are so erudite when it comes to politics, DF
Michael Gerson wrote: .... There are serious dangers to the cultivation of desperation. It transforms opponents into enemies. It turns compromise into heresy. And it paves the way for authoritarian thinking and measures.
It is also not an accurate description of a flawed but wonderful country. There are disturbing trends in modern liberalism â€” a secularism that sometimes slips into intolerance of religious people and institutions; a form of multiculturalism that despairs of unifying American ideals; the elevation of human autonomy above other humane values.
But we are not in Americaâ€™s political end times. And the countryâ€™s problems are not rooted in the ethnic makeup of its people. Our challenges â€” from government debt to educational failure â€” require reform, not revolution. And this cause is not served by the second coming of Trump.
excerpt from,"Politics is religion, and the right is getting ready for the end times"
Michael Gerson is an interesting fellow,
No doubt still a Republican and a conservative; the short article above is worth of reading
BBC wrote: Who are the Colonia LeBaron? .... ...the Mormon Church never renounced polygamy in its scriptures.
The Colonia LeBaron community now includes both Mormons and Catholics who have settled there. Members are known for standing up to local drug gangs and speaking out about the high levels of cartel violence. It has about 3,000 members, some of whom practise polygamy....
excerpts from, "Mexico Mormons: Nine US citizens, including children, killed in ambush"
John 18:36-37 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world. Then Pilate said to him, So you are a king? Jesus answered, You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the worldâ€”to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice. ---ESV
I would also point out that John wrote: https://tinyurl.com/jko49r6Â (Christians and Politics, Part 3)âś“
The above is not addressed in John's article, and many pastors ignore it when it's time for the offering plate to be past. I have seen that so often. I don't mind John attacking homosexuality, but John Boehner who was the Republican House leader certainly supported homosexuals. the present President has an homosexual for the ambassador to Germany. etc. it was Republican appointees to the Supreme Court who gave a pass to homosexual marriages.đź‘Ž
Ruthie Blum wrote: .... The event, which is scheduled to take place on November 2
1 at Expo Tel Aviv, known commonly in Hebrew as â€śGanei HaTaarucha,â€ť is a gathering of people from Israel and abroad who oppose vaccinations. Yes, anti-vaxxers from all over will be gathering in the White City that never sleeps to spread lies and germs. They donâ€™t see it that way, of course. But the rest of us need to be reminded why their insane movement is not merely their own private business, as the following story illustrates.
After a nearly five-month battle with complications from the measles, an El Al Airlines flight attendant died in August. Rotem Amitai, a 43-year-old mother of three who contracted the disease on a flight from New York to Tel Aviv on March 26, fell into a coma upon landing in Israel and was rushed to the hospital....
The worst part about this tragedy is that it was avoidable. Had the herd immunity responsible for the virtual eradication of one of the worldâ€™s most contagious diseases not been compromised by a resurgence of the anti-vaxxer campaign, Amitaiâ€™s single dose almost certainly would have sufficed....
excerpt from,"Right from wrong: Cancel Tel Avivâ€™s anti-vax convention"
Josh Harris wrote: In an interview with Mike Allen for "Axios on HBO," former evangelical pastor Joshua Harris said the movement's identification with President Trump has been "incredibly damaging to the Gospel. And to the church."
"I don't think it's going to end well. ... you look back at the Old Testament and the relationship between the prophets and really bad leaders and kings, and oftentimes it was, it's not something you unwind because it's, it's actually in the scriptures presented as God's judgment on the False Religion of the day. ... this is the leader that you want and maybe deserve. That represents a lot of who you are."
excerpt from, 'Josh Harris: Evangelical support for Trump "incredibly damaging to the Gospel"'
No, Mike, I don't rejoice in evil. As, I have often pointed out these verses, in all or part apply to too many of members of both parties.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. ---ESV (2001)
If part 2 of the article is true this would apply.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Or donâ€™t you know that the unrighteous will not inherit Godâ€™s Kingdom? Donâ€™t be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor extortionists, will inherit Godâ€™s Kingdom.
Andre Tartar, Hannah Recht, &Yue Qiu wrote: At least two children per womanâ€”thatâ€™s whatâ€™s needed to ensure a stable population from generation to generation. Â In the 1960s, the fertility rate was five live births per woman. By 2017 it had fallen to 2.43, close to that critical threshold.
Population growth is vital for the world economy. It means more workers to build homes and produce goods, more consumers to buy things and spark innovation, and more citizens to pay taxes and attract trade. While the world is expected to add more than 3 billion people by 2100, according to the United Nations, thatâ€™ll likely be the high point. Falling fertility rates and aging populations will mean serious challenges that will be felt more acutely in some places than others.
While the global average fertility rate was still above the rate of replacementâ€”technically 2.1 children per womanâ€”in 2017, about half of all countries had already fallen below it, up from 1 in 20 just half a century ago. For places such as the U.S. and parts of Western Europe, which historically are attractive to migrants, loosening immigration policies could make up for low birthrates....
Something written before the Trump age, which is blatantly anti-christian.
Bob Burnett wrote: .... Jesus was not a Calvinist or a capitalist. He disdained worldly possessions: â€śIt is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven... it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.â€ť
Republican policy no longer represents the teachings of Jesus. The GOP favors the rich and ignores the poor, disadvantaged, sick, elderly, long-term unemployed, and other unfortunates. Republicans may be religious, but theyâ€™re not Christians.
Quiet Christian: https://tinyurl.com/y66rybs6 (What are the triads behind the violent attacks in Hong Kong?). Is a good article on the triads, and who could possibly be in the employ of the Communists.
It looks like the Christians and Catholics are keeping out of the battle. they certainly wouldn't be looking good in the last several weeks if they hadn't been! https://tinyurl.com/zwg8o3o (Rendering To Caesar---A Biblical Perspective On Government). Most Chinese Christian seem to be quite good at that, in fact--downright Biblical đź‘Ť
Interesting that the head of the Hong Kong government, Cary Lamm, a Catholic, has a son that lives in China. Oh, and a really bright one who went to England
ABC.net.au wrote: Hong Kong anti-Government protesters crowded a shopping mall in running clashes with police that saw a man with a knife slash several people and bite off part of a local politician's ear.
â€˘ Images and video show that district councillor Andrew Chiu had part of his ear bitten off â€˘ The attack happened after police set upon protesters at an upmarket shopping mall â€˘ Hong Kong's chief executive is due to travel to the mainland on Wednesday....
from "Hong Kong knife attack wounds several, leaving one councillor with a partially bitten-off ear"
it would be wise for a Christian stayed off the streets during these protests now đź‘Ž
https://tinyurl.com/y66rybs6 (What are the triads behind the violent attacks in Hong Kong?)
Â Peter MarshÂ andÂ Emily Olson wrote: What you need to know about impeachment
â€˘Broadly, impeachment is a two-step process in the US Congress â€˘The House of Representatives votes on whether to impeach the president. This needs a simple majority â€˘Then the Senate votes on whether the president should be convicted and removed from office. This needs a two-thirds majority â€˘If you want to dig deeper,Â we've broken it down here
https://tinyurl.com/y4wzs62rÂ (Donald Trump's impeachment will end one of these ways)
Before you get to hopeful or angry, spoiler alert, the authors think it will end the way the majority of you think it will end --- informative read anywayâť—