To address the question of gun control, I think it's about time motor vehicles are banned. They've killed 3.5 million Americans in the past century. That's like Holocaust numbers. No, the solution is not to ban an object, it's to ban and severely punish crime, something our lawmakers are reluctant to do. If we followed God's law and publicly executed the killers, people would be a whole lot more reluctant to go on a killing spree. Adriel makes a lot of good points on a variety or subjects, but like most Europeans, she is dead wrong on this one. Don't worry about the violence in the UK though, knife control and more bureaucrats are on their way to save the day.
Jim Lincoln from Nebraska writes: "So the highly overpaid Franklin Graham has nothing better to do then to advertise ice cream?"
Do you have nothing better to do than sit in your basement and slop together links and quotes from socialists? And on a Christian forum that could care less about what you have to say? I'm not a personal admirer of Frank Graham, but he's doing a lot more than you could ever hope to do. As a socialist though, I would expect you to do nothing else but scrutinize people with above-poverty salaries. North Korea is ready and waiting whenever you decide to emigrate.
You can tell someone has nothing to defend when they take it to such a ridiculous level. Interesting that even the Nazi government attempted to conceal the grotesque nature of their actions. Not so in the U.S. of A. "The wise will inherit honor, but fools display dishonor." - Proverbs 5:35
Don Tian from Donchian channels writes: "I have heard of a small 'movement' of younger people to have smaller farms to raise specialty crops like Chinese vegetables, honey, goats, etc. There is a higher profit margin on that stuff, but it is also less capital intensive."
It's interesting that you say that because as a matter of fact I happen to be one of those young people you speak of. While I'm certainly not a "duck farmer" (although we have some ducks), I am growing seeds for a seed company (including some Chinese crops). It's pretty easy to manage during spare time and I'm grateful to be part of a movement of farm decentralization. And I do hope to get into goats and honey someday.
As for your comment about farming making money for the big guys, I couldn't agree with you more. All the small farmers and the pawns of the big farmers get squashed while the boss's pockets get lined. The chicken farmers down here in Mississippi are practically slaves to poultry giants like Tyson and Sanderson Farms. Many of them barely break even.
Quiet Christian, while it is true that there are liberals in the rural south, they are the exception, not the rule. Thankfully I've never been north of the Mason Dixon so I don't know firsthand the situation of the rural north, but statistically the north is far more liberal. I would certainly agree with your last point, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't be patriotic (and I'm not suggesting you are saying that). As a popular T-shirt down here says: "American by birth, Southern by the grace of God."
Yolanda I believe you badly misunderstood my previous post. I was not aware of Carson's religion and thought he was a non-denominational christian based on a book I read from him. The fact that Sessions is Methodist doesn't mean he's guaranteed to be lost but simply that he is in a denomination that is in error. Nor was that the point of my post. Notice also I didn't say that these men are christians for sure. I have already read a good bit on what these groups teach and promote.
What is concerning is to see a Christian wanting to participate and be an authority in a rotten institution that should have never existed in any form in the first place (i. e. the government schools).
Yes My Own Two Cents I believe that the northern states have a higher quantity of liberals. Perhaps I should have been more clear and stated that not all cities in the South are liberal. While Jackson is not an exception, it certainly isn't the rule. And would you be so kind as to tell me what state you are from? Just curious in light of your question.
I just wonder how long it will be before archeologists are digging up Americas cities and suburbs (and duck farms). And by the way Jimmy Link, the reason the Bible belt has so many "lost cities" is because the cities is where the minorities (who are also predominantly hyper liberal) congregate. Jackson for example, is a crime-ridden, divorce-ridden, poverty-stricken, corrupt, democrat controlled toilet. Not so in the rural region I call home. As our great governor Phil Bryant has noted, Mississippi (and the south as a whole) was destroyed by the aftermath of the civil war and has never recovered. But as a Liberal I would expect you to do nothing else but to pick on the South.
While Pompeo, Carson, and Sessions may very well be true believers (I'm not informed enough about the rest), for Trump to offer up prayer to a God he has mocked multiple times is hypocrisy through amd through. Typical of Trump throwing bones to the evangelicals. The content of the prayer was great, don't know that Pompeo could've done much better.ππ I pray for our reprobate president's soul often. And hey thanks for the verse QC you always seem to take a pretty balanced view.
I now identify as the head of Harvard Divinity School (Unless the Harvard folks are bigots, they have no place trying to force an identity change on me) and order that these courses be renamed "How to twist scripture and get a double portion of God's wrath."
To borrow a phrase from Paul Washer: "When a man (or mankind I would add) defies Christ it is like a gnat beating its head against a giant wall of granite." What a shame that the California Senate is filled with such gnats. It's time for christians in California to get much louder about the biblical view of sexuality. Much thanks to Michael Brown for his thoughts on the issue. The time has indeed come for civil disobedience.