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  • Atheist Hitchens Praises King James Bible

    The atheist, Hitchens, condemns God while praising God's inspiration in man's ancient writings. The real reason why today's mainstream culture cannot grasp the deep imagery and allegories of the text is because the Mystery of God is thin in mainstream culture. Mankind thousand of years ago was able to put it into words but rarely do you see anyone capable of doing it today. You can't praise the sa...more

    The atheist, Hitchens, condemns God while praising God's inspiration in man's ancient writings. The real reason why today's mainstream culture cannot grasp the deep imagery and allegories of the text is because the Mystery of God is thin in mainstream culture. Mankind thousand of years ago was able to put it into words but rarely do you see anyone capable of doing it today. You can't praise the sacred inspiration in mankind thousands of years ago and attribute it to anything other than a Great Creator. Have people become more stupid than they once were? Maybe they are just blinded.less

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:07 am|Agree (0)|Desagree (0)|Report abuse (0)
  • Walker: Being Gay was 'Irrelevant' to Deciding Prop 8

    How is it that in a democratic county (alledged), such as the United States of America, that a handful of judges can over rule the majority? Something is wrong with this picture no matter if you are gay or straight.

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:07 am|Agree (1)|Desagree (0)|Report abuse (0)
  • Church Parodies Rebecca Black's 'Friday' for Easter Services

    I like, you go young girl, Jesus on.....forever!

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:01 am|Agree (0)|Desagree (1)|Report abuse (0)
  • Walker: Being Gay was 'Irrelevant' to Deciding Prop 8

    Its easier for a pathological liar to make up lies about a judge than it is to try to pass a rational basis test. ROTFL. ROTFL. ROTFL. Carry on.

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:59 am|Agree (1)|Desagree (1)|Report abuse (0)
  • At Peace with Dying, CNN Sports Legend Wants to Interview Jesus Next

    Hope springs eternal. My mother-in-law successfully (at least to date) fought breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy and a mastectomy and has been cancer-free for about 12 years now. She continues to be disbelieve in existence of gods. So, these tragedies happen to everyone and treatments are ever evolving. Nick Charles will live on in our memories.

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:56 am|Agree (0)|Desagree (0)|Report abuse (0)
  • Most Evangelical Leaders Say Tithe Not Required by Bible

    As for predating the law of Moses, circumcision also predates it, but we no longer require that.

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:51 am|Agree (0)|Desagree (0)|Report abuse (0)
  • Family Group Calls Court Ruling Against Gay Adoption Ban 'Anti-Child'

    God's word does not condemn homosexuality. Where do you get this stuff, 2theotherside? Times are changing and we see this nonsense about homosexuals to be just what it is, nonsense.

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:51 am|Agree (1)|Desagree (0)|Report abuse (0)
  • Most Evangelical Leaders Say Tithe Not Required by Bible

    Hebrews 7 is about comparing the different priesthoods and explaining how Jesus is more along the lines of the priesthood of Melchizedek, a priest perpetually, unlike the Levites who are priests based on geneology. Tithes you give today go to a person, so as a steward it is your job to make sure that the person managing that money has integrity.

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:48 am|Agree (0)|Desagree (0)|Report abuse (0)
  • Target Sues Gay Marriage Petitioners for Disruption

    Looks like Target lost in court. They should have left well enough alone.

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:48 am|Agree (1)|Desagree (0)|Report abuse (0)
  • Walker: Being Gay was 'Irrelevant' to Deciding Prop 8

    This was not simply a case about a homosexual individual or organization, but this was a case that impacted the entire homosexual community of which he is a member. And the result of this case would have a direct impact on the entire homosexual community to include himself. Therefore he for him to say his sexual orientation had no impact on his decison making process is a huge stretch on his par...more

    This was not simply a case about a homosexual individual or organization, but this was a case that impacted the entire homosexual community of which he is a member. And the result of this case would have a direct impact on the entire homosexual community to include himself. Therefore he for him to say his sexual orientation had no impact on his decison making process is a huge stretch on his part and on the part of anyone who believes him.less

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:41 am|Agree (2)|Desagree (1)|Report abuse (0)
  • Family Group Calls Court Ruling Against Gay Adoption Ban 'Anti-Child'

    We should send Jerry Cox and his "Family" Council a bill for having to clean up this mess. But wait, what's next on his agenda? He's already planning to push for a constitutional amendment.

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:40 am|Agree (1)|Desagree (0)|Report abuse (0)
  • Glenn Beck Soon to Leave Fox News

    Too bad Beck is leaving. His show was a good expose' into the dark corners of Mormonism. The more he talked, the more he revealed.

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:40 am|Agree (0)|Desagree (1)|Report abuse (0)
  • Most Evangelical Leaders Say Tithe Not Required by Bible

    Matthew 15:5-6 Jesus speaking: But you say, 'Whoever says to his father or mother, "Whatever profit you might have received from me has been dedicated to the temple"--'is released from honoring his father or mother.' Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition (meaning tithing).

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:36 am|Agree (0)|Desagree (0)|Report abuse (0)
  • Most Evangelical Leaders Say Tithe Not Required by Bible

    Yes, you can. The Bible says that one who does not provide for his own family is worse than an unbeliever. If they are in need due to no fault of their own, go ahead. If they have mismanaged their money, you need to help them learn how to manage their finances and stay out of debt. It is the church's duty to help widows and orphans who have no other family to provide for them.

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:25 am|Agree (0)|Desagree (0)|Report abuse (0)
  • Family Group Calls Court Ruling Against Gay Adoption Ban 'Anti-Child'

    There are some big differences between Dawn Stefanowicz and Zach Wahls. One difference is Zach was raised in a loving stable home, Dawn obviously was not. Despite attempts to portray Dawn as having been raised in an exclusively homosexual environment, she was not. Her biological mother was always a part of her childhood. The main difference is how each relates their experiences. Dawn’s bo...more

    There are some big differences between Dawn Stefanowicz and Zach Wahls. One difference is Zach was raised in a loving stable home, Dawn obviously was not. Despite attempts to portray Dawn as having been raised in an exclusively homosexual environment, she was not. Her biological mother was always a part of her childhood.

    The main difference is how each relates their experiences. Dawn’s book and subsequent activism focuses more on giving certain social groups an excuse for creating the negative environment for children raised by same sex couples. On the other hand Zach is working to help eliminate that negative environment which creates the prejudices children of same sex couples are forced to deal with.less

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:22 am|Agree (3)|Desagree (0)|Report abuse (0)
  • How Happy Are You?

    SBellam, The Spanish Inquisition was more about exercising power through pride and greed than it was about leading people to Christ. So, no … I don’t long for that. The spiritual war that is taking place in the world has a front-line in the church, including a few pulpits, as well as in the day-to-day world. It does not surprise Christians that there are sinners in the church … and some s...more

    SBellam, The Spanish Inquisition was more about exercising power through pride and greed than it was about leading people to Christ. So, no … I don’t long for that. The spiritual war that is taking place in the world has a front-line in the church, including a few pulpits, as well as in the day-to-day world. It does not surprise Christians that there are sinners in the church … and some sinners who come to great power over others. That is something we are ashamed of, not in denial of.

    Apostasy is a departure from a religion or any group holding a set of ideals for that matter. I don’t deny apostasy; it’s a very useful tool for identifying who really fits into a mold. The atheist who becomes a Christian (or Muslim, Jew, Scientologist, etc) has departed from a set of beliefs and ideals which made them an atheist. I’m an apostate, once of Pluralism, and once of Catholicism. I’m a Christian who has accepted God’s gift to me of Christ on the Cross. Salvation is something I can not earn … nor do I deserve it. An apostate of Christianity is proof that they were never a Christian … only a member of a Christian religion. Hence, they never had a true relationship with Christ, they only wanted to “earn” a place at His table. *tsk, tsk* … those seats are “not for sale” :^)

    Reason, BTW … is subjective. I use just as much reasoning as you (give or take) … but I don’t limit myself to only believing in things that can only be modeled in our “finite” natural world. But even in the natural world, FAITH is necessary for discovery. Case-in-point: Billions of $$$ for a hadron collider to try to find some elementary particle(s) that is only “theorized” to exist, with no assurance that IF someone THINKS they’ve found it, that the discovery will be able to be reproduced … ever.

    I didn’t miss your point on being covetous – “inordinately or wrongly desirous of wealth or possessions; greedy”, or “jealously eager for the possession of something (esp the property of another person)”. This does not necessarily meaning that it’s tied to theft, either. It means you’re jealous of what someone has, and you want the same (or better) to maintain your status-quo. The definition of jealousy is not limited to wanting a person … although it can lead to objectification of people. BTW, I’m just looking in dictionary.reference.com for this; It seems sufficient, but if you have a better reference, let me know.less

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:17 am|Agree (1)|Desagree (1)|Report abuse (0)
  • At Peace with Dying, CNN Sports Legend Wants to Interview Jesus Next

    Max, I'm praying for your strength and your own peace to increase. That you would be a rock that your family can lean on during this time. Because you have the greater Rock abiding within you. I'm so sorry to hear about your sister. He most certainly will give you grace and peace.

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:08 am|Agree (0)|Desagree (2)|Report abuse (0)
  • Atheist Student Sues School, City Over Prayer Banner

    Good news? Funny how these situations seems to work out both ways for you. If reason wins out and the banner is removed you can play the persecution/jesus is coming card but if the judge lets them keep the exclusionary banner up then hooray for jesus.

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:00 am|Agree (0)|Desagree (0)|Report abuse (0)
  • Atheist Student Sues School, City Over Prayer Banner

    Removing the special, un-American privileges your group has enjoyed for historical reasons does not constitute repression or persecution. Would you have no problem if the references to God were replaced with Allah, Ganesh, Thor, Mithras, Zeus, Marduk, Loki, Hera, Kahless, Isis, Ra, Coyote, Quetzelcoatl, etc?

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:54 am|Agree (1)|Desagree (0)|Report abuse (0)
  • Walker: Being Gay was 'Irrelevant' to Deciding Prop 8

    Do you see what happened when a white man judged slavery cases? Remember Dred Scott?

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:54 am|Agree (3)|Desagree (3)|Report abuse (0)
  • Atheist Hitchens Praises King James Bible

    There is a certain irony in the adherence of conservatives to the KJV of the Bible. For the record, I am a monarchist in Canada, who has sworn allegiance to 'Her Majesty, her heirs & successors', which is mandatory for government jobs. And it was sworn on a Bible, although I'm not a religious person. But history indicates that King James himself was one of the most notorious pedophiles in the mona...more

    There is a certain irony in the adherence of conservatives to the KJV of the Bible. For the record, I am a monarchist in Canada, who has sworn allegiance to 'Her Majesty, her heirs & successors', which is mandatory for government jobs. And it was sworn on a Bible, although I'm not a religious person. But history indicates that King James himself was one of the most notorious pedophiles in the monarchy. Don't take my word for it. Look it up.less

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:50 am|Agree (0)|Desagree (0)|Report abuse (0)
  • Walker: Being Gay was 'Irrelevant' to Deciding Prop 8

    So what if he is gay and presiding over a gay case? If we prevent him from presiding over a gay case, then we should also PREVENT, for example, the following: Straight judges from ruling over straight marriages. Married judges from ruling over a divorce case. Straight judges from ruling over rape cases involving heterosexuals. Also, a Republican could NEVER judge a political case, NEVE...more

    So what if he is gay and presiding over a gay case? If we prevent him from presiding over a gay case, then we should also PREVENT, for example, the following:

    Straight judges from ruling over straight marriages.
    Married judges from ruling over a divorce case.
    Straight judges from ruling over rape cases involving heterosexuals.
    Also, a Republican could NEVER judge a political case, NEVER, so let’s make that retroactive - so Bush apparently DID steal the election and it should be stated so in the history books . . .

    If your logic is that ALL gay individuals cannot be impartial, then you should concede that ALL straight individuals cannot be impartial either. If society starts following that logic, then many cases, including all GLBT related cases, where the sexuality of a judge could cause him or her to be partial to one side or the other would then have to be turned over to an asexual judge, probably causing an even larger court backlog, because the odds are ther are NOT many asexual judges around . . .less

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:45 am|Agree (5)|Desagree (1)|Report abuse (0)
  • Walker: Being Gay was 'Irrelevant' to Deciding Prop 8

    The fact that the judge's sexual orientation is an issue in this is proof beyond any doubt that bigotry is involved. To question whether or not a judge can decide a case based on constitutional merit simply because of some association with the particulars in anything other than monetary gain; is beneath contempt. Had he been compelled to recuse himself from the Prop 8 case,, it would have opened t...more

    The fact that the judge's sexual orientation is an issue in this is proof beyond any doubt that bigotry is involved. To question whether or not a judge can decide a case based on constitutional merit simply because of some association with the particulars in anything other than monetary gain; is beneath contempt. Had he been compelled to recuse himself from the Prop 8 case,, it would have opened the door to a whole host of cases in which judges would be excluded. The nation would have to employ non-American judges with no vested interest in anything that takes place on US soil.less

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:44 am|Agree (7)|Desagree (2)|Report abuse (0)
  • The Allergy, Gut Connection

    Thanks for this very interesting article. I actually want to tell you that I was plagued with food allergies for many years until someone told me about these probiotics. I was dobtful but I gave it a try. I did some research and found a high concentration of Lactobacillus acidophilus in the Gastro Health product by the company ProbioticsMD. After about 4 weeks, I noticed a significant differen...more

    Thanks for this very interesting article. I actually want to tell you that I was plagued with food allergies for many years until someone told me about these probiotics. I was dobtful but I gave it a try. I did some research and found a high concentration of Lactobacillus acidophilus in the Gastro Health product by the company ProbioticsMD. After about 4 weeks, I noticed a significant difference. I continue to probiotics and feel that my allergies have been siginificantly improved. Thanks.less

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:44 am|Agree (0)|Desagree (0)|Report abuse (0)
  • The Real Scandal of Pastor Terry Jones

    If you are going to blame Pastor Jones for burning the Quran, then I suggest that you shower equal condemnation on Martin Luther: "On the tenth day of December, 1520, at nine o’clock in the morning, in the presence of a large number of professors and students, he solemnly committed the bull of excommunication, together with the papal decretals, the Canon law, and several writings of Eck and ...more

    If you are going to blame Pastor Jones for burning the Quran, then I suggest that you shower equal condemnation on Martin Luther:

    "On the tenth day of December, 1520, at nine o’clock in the morning, in the presence of a large number of professors and students, he solemnly committed the bull of excommunication, together with the papal decretals, the Canon law, and several writings of Eck and Emser, to the flames, with these words (borrowed from Joshua’s judgment of Achan the thief, Josh. 7:25): "As thou [the Pope] hast vexed the Holy One of the Lord, may the eternal fire vex thee!"284284 The "Holy One" refers to Christ, as in Mark 1:24; Acts 2:27; not to Luther, as ignorance and malignity have misinterpreted the word. Luther spoke in Latin: "Quia tu conturbasti Sanctum Domini, ideoque te conturbet ignis aeternus." The Vulgate translates Josh. 7:25: "Quia turbasti nos, exturbet te Dominus in die hac." In the Revised E. V., the whole passage reads: "Why hast thou troubled us? The Lord shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burnt them [in Hebrew ותָא] with fire after they had stoned them with stones."
    The spot where this happened is still shown outside the Elster Gate at Wittenberg, under a sturdy oak surrounded by an iron railing.285285 A tablet contains the inscription: "Dr. Martin Luther verbrannte an dieser Stätte am 10 Dec. 1520 the päpstliche Bannbulle."

    "Several hundred students tarried at the fire, which had been kindled by a master of the university, some chanting the Te Deum, others singing funeral dirges on the papal laws; then they made a mock procession through the town, collected piles of scholastic and Romish books, and returning to the place of execution, threw them into the flame"

    Luther also engaged in a "staged act of inflammatory showmanship." People who want to get their points across often do.less

    Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:43 am|Agree (4)|Desagree (1)|Report abuse (0)