Been a long time, so I don't remember the particulars anymore, but the general issues were that most of his claims were unsubstantiated. There was rarely any evidence to back up his claims, and there were a lot of contradictions, etc.
I'm sure any details can still be found with an online search.
Ever hear of the book, "The Annuls of the World", by James Usher? Quite the volume, and I bought it, but haven't had the time to check it out just yet.
There's a Roman Catholic church in my area where they have the usual manager set up in the front. However, this ones a bit different in that the "baby Jesus" doll is all alone, and inside a cage; a large cage. The wisemen are peering through the cage, unable to get any closer, while peering at the doll from several feet away.
The premise is the bigotry of closed borders, how we are all brothers and sisters, and that Jesus must be very sad that this nation doesn't just let anyone, and everyone flood in and disappear, because that's just not Christian.
This is according to the churches Priest, and some parishioners interviewed, because the manger scene caused a local stir.
BFF Wrote: "...And who knows? Someone like our friend from Rhode Island might mistake one for a shopping cart and move in."
The haters are everywhere ūüõí vroom, vroom...don't hate the cart.
Interesting...there used to be a selection of crosses along with my phones stock icons. I just noticed that they've all disappeared, after a previous system update, I'm assuming. I wonder if the PC police targeted Samsung and demanded the removal of any religious symbols.
...and good point, Foster. We have no clue what real persecution is.
‚ÄúThey were shouting ‚ÄėJai Shri Ram‚Äô [Hail, Lord Ram]!‚ÄĚ while they hit us black-and-blue, and some men from the mob tore the clothes of the women and dragged them by their hair,‚ÄĚ
"The assault went on for 45 minutes before police from the Tajganj police station arrived ‚Äď and arrested the Christians."
People can say what they want about this country, but there are very few other places I'd care to live, based upon the freedoms we have, and the relative safety. Like China, India has really been cracking down; trying to commit genocide against the Living God. The end of days are unfolding in a visible, tangible, and palpable way. Here in the US, we see it by way of gross compromise and apostasy...a great falling away, a watering down of the Living Word, and the notion of sin becoming foolishness.
John UK Wrote: "It is fascinating to study history, even in a tiny way, to see how almost invisible killers can wipe out vast numbers of people in a short space of time."
True that, John, and you reminded me of the black plague which spread through Europe in the 1300's. The black death claimed like around 1/4 million lives, and I just had to look this factoid up, but the estimated world population at the time was a mere 450M...imagine that...the world population was reduced to around 250M, and Europe's population dessimated; being reduced by a whipping 60%. Correction...the plague claimed upwards of 200M lives, not 250M. I just looked this up as well, but it seems the bacterium responsible was carried by fleas from the orient, riding on rats, and hitching rides on silk road merchant ships. Also reminded me of the Sentinal Island tribe in India who murdered John the missionary recently, and their being off-limits because they have no immunity, so contact from the outside world could easily wipe them out.
Wilson Wrote: "This makes me sick, I thought the left wanted separation of church and state?Im seeing a double standard here."
Hi Wilson, yes, the hipocrisy, all-around, and on every level is infuriating, whether it be this particular topic, or any other. I think the most distressing part of it all, is that the low-information, and mis-informed, ignorant, and I don't mean that as in "dumb", glean 100% of what they "know" and believe, from the mainstream left media outlets, left leaning print media, and liberal Hollywood; never balancing things out with conservative news.
I was listening to Hannity last night, and a Democratic Senator was talking about how appalled she is by her own party's overall behavior; even saying how horrible their conduct was during the Kavannaugh hearings, etc., so if one sees it all clearly, I think they all know how disingenuous they all really are. She went on to say that her own party does absolutely nothing but complain and fight against Republican agendas, while having absolutely no coherant agendas of their own. I thought that was interesting, and well stated.
Proverbs 18:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
There are many gems, throughout, and it's impossible to pin down any particular favorite, but this is one of many. I apply this one to the closed-minded...those who forever preach, but never stop to listen.
Ok John, gotcha...I'm perfectly aware of the reason...fear. My position is that if the LGBTQ crowd is consistent with their demands for tolerance, inclusion, and anti-bigotry, then the Muslims wouldn't be completely off-limits, and they would at least involve the ACLU, and harass the local media, etc., to death until it was addressed, without having to be directly involved and putting their own selves in danger. Even so though, there are lone wolves who don't care, and would enter into one of these shops anyway, at least once in a while, somewhere across this country, but I never hear of it happening, so the focus seems to be on Christians only.
The hipocrisy is palpable, and beyond obvious. I do understand lone individuals opting not to cause a scene in a Muslim owned business, but what I don't understand is why everyone beyond these don't seem to care either, but will scream about the bigoted Christians, e.g, the ACLU, civil liberties groups, local law enforcement, and mainstream media, etc. Not a peep. Fear, a war against biblical Christianity, or both? Would fear be why an entire side of Dearborn, MI has been allowed to be overtaken by Muslims, forcing all of the non-muslim business owners out and even change all of street signs? Maybe.
Hi Jim, yeah, it's the utter hipocrisy that's going on, all around us. Either be consistent, or they should just keep their mouths shut. Not unlike the liberals...what's good for them, isn't good for anyone else. ūüėä
"In August, FFRF pressured an Indiana school district to bar teachers from leading an elementary school‚Äôs Fellowship of Christian Students club.
In October, a Georgia school district barred a local pastor from being able to lead a high school football team in prayer after FFRF submitted a complaint."
Yet, I never, ever hear of this Athiest organization, or the ACLU, taking anything but Christianity to task, and to court.
Islam can be taught in school, classrooms can have, wear a hajib day, and they can even take field trips to mosques, and not a peep. Muslim owned businesses have selectively posted, we don't service sodomites, signs on their storefront bakery, etc., windows, and hardly a peep.
"Transgender teen pleads guilty to fatally stabbing her mom and Coast Guard officer father on Halloween because they wouldn't accept her transition."
That "she" is a "he", and I'm seeing more and more of these storys hidden deep so that it doesn't hurt the rest of the communitys feelings, I guess. Gender confusion, or mentally ill, and/or, predisposed to violent tendancy, just waiting to snap.
This kid told his mom, a little tiny woman, that he wanted a hug. While they hugged, he began stabbing her in the back, stabbed his dad to death who awoke, and came running down to the screams, and then killed the family chihuahua.
Here is a prime example of the harm that the sodomite community has infected a nation with, right on down to kindergarteners, since being allowed to legally marry.
"Instead, the university charged him following an investigation, saying he "effectively created a hostile environment" for the student. University officials placed a written warning in his personnel file, and warned of "further corrective actions" if he failed to comply."
He(the teacher)"created a hostile environment". So utterly sickening. These liberals have lost their minds, and this new, progressive America must be a laughing stock. The kids know that they are now in control, as the adults are at their mercy, because one infraction that hurts their feelings, and/or, confuses them, according to them, and the horribly insensitive adult is trashed, and put in jeopardy of losing their career, etc. Same goes for parents...physically discipline an unruly kid, and it's off to jail, if the kid so chooses, because all adults who have, or work with kids, are now at their mercy.
1517 Wrote: "VeggieTales, if it is anything, is heretical. Racist vegetables? How did they logically come to that conclusion?"
Hi 1517...I hope you've been doing good.
Such ridiculousness. I try real hard not to comment on these particular topics, because it's difficult to mention mere facts without someone interpreting them as bigotry, but sometimes I can't help myself.
The present climate is just ridiculous, all-around, whether it be political, racial, this outrageous PC nonsense, trans inclusion and acceptance trash, or everyone running scared because someone's feelings might get hurt, along with the, #metoo movement which brings down any man, personally, professionally, and financially, with a mere, unsubstantiated claim of sexual impropriety.
Crazy, and out of whack times to be alive in to actually be a witness to. How many whites have grouped up to set their sites on, and expose any, and every perceived thing or imagined sleight that they feel qualifies as bigotry, and would those things even be taken seriously, or would they, themselves be called out for being ridiculous, acting childish, and reproofed for inciting conflict, or whatever?
No need to respond, just thinking/complaining out loud...
‚ÄúWhen supremacists aim to taint the way children think of people of color, it will work,‚ÄĚ the poster titled ‚ÄúChildren in the Church‚ÄĚ reads."
This present climate, whites this, racist that, and the over-the-top PC nonsense, is beyond disgusting and sickening. Just who is keeping racial hatred, and suspicion alive??? I don't hear about any anti-black groups on college campuses, or self-appointed think tanks of concerned white citizens who are stirring things up, and reading into every little thing they see and hear so they can scream about bigotry, and imagined sleights. Sure, the ignorant exist on both sides, even though there shouldn't be sides, but the ignorant are the ones keeping racial hate and bigotry alive...the very ones who are screaming foul. Ridiculous. The liberals and the snowflakes buy into it all, but everyone else is like, "huh?...What is this?...What's going on here?...What in the world is wrong with you people?"
Just goes to prove how all of these past, and present, charlatans have duped so many over the years. Some, like Ron Wyatt, for example, who called himself a Christian, 7th day Adventist, was guilty of colossal frauds, but these types are often just believed, because after all, a "Christian" would never tell a lie, right?
Then, you got the church of Rome who claims to have all sorts of relics that are basically bowed down to and worshipped, most of which are probably frauds as well. Mankind has never done well with religious relics, and have treated them as if they hold some sort of mystical powers from on high.
Hi Benji, where did you get that information from, as far as the relics, and the larger finds? The claims by those who have claimed to find some of these things over the years have been proven to be hoaxes, and outright lies in most cases, or even, mistaken identity, like with the alleged ark sightings, etc.
I don't know if anyone's made a claim since, but I listened to a guy named, Bob Cornuke, years ago who claimed to have found, or seen Noah's Ark on the Iranian Takht-e Suleiman ("Throne of Solomon") or Mount Suleiman in the Alborz Mountains. I just had to look the location up, but seems to me that a discovered ark, either ark, would be pretty big news...
DR Tim Wrote: "JUK, I get the same effect from grandchildren‚ÄĒand I don‚Äôt blow out my knees. And Christopher000 can produce his own endorphins just by waking up at dawn and bravely facing the bright new day‚ÄĒjust before rolling over on the park bench and going back to sleep."
I see now that you're a hoity toity doctor again, the pride has returned along with it. Just because your mountain klan calls you, Doctor, doesn't make you one in the normal people world. When your kin get bored, and play their favorite game where they take turns hitting each other over the head with their clubs to see who passes out first, you're not really a doctor just because your method of first aid is to use your own club, with, "doktr" scrawled onto it, to pound the bumps on their heads back down.
Can't blame you though, I guess, since your only experience in the normal people world is trying to beat the racoons to their trash cans.
Neil Wrote: "Re Temple bits, Mark Twain claimed he saw some while touring a Jerusalem mosque, which at that time (1860s) Christians were allowed to tour. "Every where about the Mosque of Omar are portions of pillars, curiously wrought altars, and fragments of elegantly carved marble ‚ÄĒ precious remains of Solomon‚Äôs Temple"
Very interesting. So much history lost, especially under the Dome these days where the Muslims still excavate, destroy, and throw any artifacts uncovered, into the dirt outside for all to see.
I was aware of the usual few, but didn't know how many myself until I started digging around.