I spent quite a few years working with teen boys, (felons in a secure facility) Several of them were actually excited when this trend started here in the USâ€¦. They wanted to be moved to a female facility, so they claimed they "identified" as young ladies. Many of them were sex offenders, so you can probably guess what their interest was. Fortunately, at that time, the answer was NO. The question is, to these unthinking moronsâ€¦ Do you really think it's only going to be the confused children who are "identifying" as females to use these showers, and have access to young ladies?
Connor7â€” Stevenr realizes that many rich and famous people talk about themselves in the third person, so Stevenr hopes that if he talks about himself in the third person, someone will write him a big check.
Like many of you, I agree with this person's overall ideaâ€¦ They started as pagan, let them go back to be classified only as pagan. But for his argument why, I rechecked. That is just like saying that because the world uses Jesus's name as a cuss word, we should stop using the name Jesus. Because the world uses the cross as a decoration, we should give up the cross. Just saying.
Quite a few years ago, I worked in a field where I dealt with handicapped individuals. It was sobering to me when a man that was born blind with Down's syndrome missed one day of work over a 2-1/2 year span of time... (he had strep throat, and they had to force him to stay home.) I later shattered one of the lower vertebrae in my spine in 1998, and when I was encouraged to go on disability, all I could think about was that young man who had all the excuses in the worldâ€¦ And went to work. Permanently disabled, I work. Every day. On top of ministry. Disabilities are no excuse. Oh, and by the wayâ€¦ I do find time to play video games. Not going to lie.
The problem we face is pride. I have counseled with numerous young men with a pornography addiction, and the problem is it's accessibility. Almost everyone carries a smart phone now, and with a couple clicksâ€¦ Since over 57% of websites are pornographicâ€¦ They can have unlimited access to anything their flesh wants. I have an iPhone. I got my phone for one reason, and that is because it has user settable restrictions. When I first got it, I had my wife restrict anything with any access to anything that might containâ€” anythingâ€¦ Which humorously enough, means I can't click through to read the entire articles without her there to allow it... better safe than wrong though
Oh good grief... another opportunity for people ignorant of truth to apologize to other people ignore any of truth, simply because they're a different color. It will not be long now before men are apologizing to women for being men. Or, wait... are we already? I lost track.
In a moment of whiny clarity... I clearly feel frustration when Pastors (for the past 25 years of my Christian life,) constantly refer to Christ dying on the cross 2000 years ago... but that is a lie. The fact is, by nearest historical observance, Christ was born @4bc, and gave His life for me at @29ad. That means that, just now, only 1988 years have passed. Worse yet, 25 years ago, it was only 1963 years!
Well, I would start with the Bibleâ€¦ start with "husbands love your wives, as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it." It starts with being willing to give of yourself for your mate. Help them to understand that your focus is on them, and not on you. Be willing to take the backseat. Marriage is not about control, it's about a mutual exchange... but being willing to give, even when the other person isn'tâ€¦ I'd start there.
Honestly, I do not think it is selective pityâ€¦ I think it is, in reality, fear. There are so many "hotbutton" topics in society... and at the end of the day, there are two main problemsâ€¦ First, there are the semi-honest Christians that have got it in their head that in order to have an impact on the World, they have to be thought well of. They are concerned that controversy will limit what they can do. The second problem is the Christiansâ€¦ And I do use that term loosely, considering they act more like Lot in the days of Sodom than they do Christ; but I digress... The point is, they worried also about fitting in with the world, but mostly because they are comfortable in the world. As a result, when there was no stand against those hot button topics, it paved the way for acceptance of those. Once the enemy took that ground, they continued with their offenseâ€¦ Using the same tacticsâ€¦ And continue to take more ground.