Rusty

Beaver, WV

#45 Mar 5, 2013
hourglass wrote:
How old is that woman anyway? I started in elementary school in 1964 and prayer was never in any public school that I attended. Before sport competitions, yeah. Never in school. And she wants it put back. She's gotta be o-l-d. Right?
I hate to bust your bubble, but I attended school in the late '70's and the 80's and we had silent prayer every morning in school before saying the pledge of allegiance. I don't think it hurt anybody.
pawn stars

Beckley, WV

#46 Mar 5, 2013
hourglass wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't want to argue, but I'm not a victim, or your sweetheart.
I am not a christian and don't claim to be one. I know right from wrong and try to do right, I believe in God and pray every day. I steer away from sinful things but do not claim to be a christian. First of all, a TRUE christian would only frequent this form to spread the word of God. No true christian would get on this gossip filled, hateful, mean form and needle people over things they might be ashamed of or can't help. Especially considering you don't even know the person you are debating with or attacking. I have to agree, there is no way possible a person can operate a pawn shop and be a true christian. No way. The very nature of pawning is against every thing christian. To be a true christian you feel charity, something a pawn shop is foreign to. A pawn shop takes a person who is at their lowest whether it be due to drugs, sickness, divorce and uses them for gain. I realize that every business owner is guilty of this sort of thing; just goes with the territory. Example, a convenience store owner claims to be a christian but sells beer, wine and liquor, a grocery store owner claims to be a christian but sells cigarettes to minors, a retail store owner sells porn in the store. I could go on and on but a pawn shop is one place that is far from the christian heart as one can get.
sunday school reject

Beckley, WV

#47 Mar 5, 2013
The above post made me smile. When I was a little boy, I used to question the fact that some of the men (and a couple of women) went outside to sneak a smoke. It stuck with me for life and I formed an opinion of that type way back. Helped me make a choice at an early age. Are there really any true christian people? I am not talking perfect but some things are so obvious to even children.

Since: Jun 10

Topix

#48 Mar 5, 2013
Rusty wrote:
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I hate to bust your bubble, but I attended school in the late '70's and the 80's and we had silent prayer every morning in school before saying the pledge of allegiance. I don't think it hurt anybody.
We obviously went to different schools at different times with different policies. If the lady in the news promoting her rally wants prayer put back into whatever local school she's referring to, which wasn't mentioned, I hope she's taken the matter up with the school and county administrators. I actually somehow had gotten the impression that she's making a blanket statement and hoping to get help for it as a result of their rally.
Uncle Al

Chesapeake, OH

#49 Mar 5, 2013
It's good to see that some folks are starting to get the real picture of this malarky called "Christianity/religion "

Since: Jun 10

Topix

#50 Mar 5, 2013
pawn stars wrote:
<quoted text>I am not a christian and don't claim to be one. I know right from wrong and try to do right, I believe in God and pray every day. I steer away from sinful things but do not claim to be a christian. First of all, a TRUE christian would only frequent this form to spread the word of God. No true christian would get on this gossip filled, hateful, mean form and needle people over things they might be ashamed of or can't help. Especially considering you don't even know the person you are debating with or attacking. I have to agree, there is no way possible a person can operate a pawn shop and be a true christian. No way. The very nature of pawning is against every thing christian. To be a true christian you feel charity, something a pawn shop is foreign to. A pawn shop takes a person who is at their lowest whether it be due to drugs, sickness, divorce and uses them for gain. I realize that every business owner is guilty of this sort of thing; just goes with the territory. Example, a convenience store owner claims to be a christian but sells beer, wine and liquor, a grocery store owner claims to be a christian but sells cigarettes to minors, a retail store owner sells porn in the store. I could go on and on but a pawn shop is one place that is far from the christian heart as one can get.
Please don't agree with me in the belief that no Christian would operate a pawn shop. I don't believe that, and I also happen to view a pawn shop as a place where people in need of money voluntarily go, and I don't see Topix as a gossip sight. You are free to tell me what to do and I thank you for it. Don't expect me to follow it, but I appreciate it nevertheless.

Since: Jun 10

Topix

#51 Mar 5, 2013
Correction: site

Things have a way of rubbing off on people when they're exposed to it long enough, eh? Lol. Not here in particular, but anywhere. It just has a way of happening when we're not careful and paying attention.
Been There Done That

Beckley, WV

#52 Mar 5, 2013
hourglass wrote:
<quoted text>
Please don't agree with me in the belief that no Christian would operate a pawn shop. I don't believe that, and I also happen to view a pawn shop as a place where people in need of money voluntarily go, and I don't see Topix as a gossip sight. You are free to tell me what to do and I thank you for it. Don't expect me to follow it, but I appreciate it nevertheless.
You are so naive about how a pawn shop operates. A person in need is FORCED to go there because it is their last resort. Out of greed and money grubbing, the usually already wealthy pawn shop owner, offers them a pitiful small amount for their most cherished possessions, knowing full well they need the money for food or to buy the baby medicine (not always the case but lots of times). Instead of offering them a fair price or wholesale, he accesses how badly they need the money and if he thinks they need it really bad, he offers them even less. Most pawn brokers are rich, and they laugh at the little mother who pawns her grandmas ring to buy milk and eggs, or the almost dead drug addict so he can buy another pill. Sorry to disagree, but a pawn shop owner who sells a gun to someone who obviously will rob, murder or use it for bad deeds, can't possibly be a christian. I worked in a pawn shop last year, and I know, they don't care. If their background check goes through and they know the person is the scum of the earth they sell them a gun. The true christian knows charity. The true christian knows helping and reaching out. A pawn shop owner does the opposite. As far as Topix is concerned; I have witnessed more hate spite, gossip, judging, and demon filled people on Topix, than I have anywhere else. No person can be a christian and sit behind a computer screen and judge others, let alone name call, pick, harass or gossip. No true christian can decide from a post who is right or wrong. I don't call myself a christian and no one who gets on topix just to taunt or judge can either. Not pointing the finger at you or anyone else. I accept that getting on Topix is not right, do it anyway, so that is why I don't call myself a christian. If you think pawn shops and topix is godly then so be it. Just my opinion of both. Have a blessed day.

Since: Jun 10

Topix

#53 Mar 5, 2013
Being naive about many things makes for a happier life sometimes, that I can't deny. Since you'd brought him up, who is the god that you believe in?
Who is my God

Beckley, WV

#54 Mar 5, 2013
hourglass wrote:
I myself am a Christian, and, like all Christians I have all of my rights,(praise the Lord, and don't pass the ammunition), and because of my faith I'm not scared or feel like I'm a victim of the government or anything else.
My God is ever present and He certainly isn't anyone who can be inserted into or taken out of anything, anywhere. I wouldn't have any faith in a God like that, who only sounds to me like nothing more than an idea that's trying to be forced in somewhere to satisfy the scared and angry people who state that he's their god, wanting everyone else to conform to their ways and beliefs so that they won't be scared and angry anymore.
My God has no business being in the same sentence with guns and guts. That's another god. Jesus is my Lord and He is a God of love, not condemnation.
To each their own.
Exactly who and what is the God you answer to. I count at least ten posts from you over the past few days and each of them mentions "God". Exactly who is the God you speak of? uh hummmmm. To each his own!!!!!!!!!!
Been There Done That

Beckley, WV

#55 Mar 5, 2013
hourglass wrote:
Being naive about many things makes for a happier life sometimes, that I can't deny. Since you'd brought him up, who is the god that you believe in?
Obviously not the same God you mention so often. I guess I brought him up in response to the numerous posts from you with the word God included. Please note, I do not claim to be a "christian", you do. Claiming that carries with it the responsibility of behaving like a christian. Your questions tells me a lot about you. I was mistaken, you are far from naive, just opinionated and somewhat blind.
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#56 Mar 5, 2013
you are going to have to understand something to understand what being a Christian means. being a Christian means different things to different people. there is such a being as a cultural Christian. what exactly is a cultural Christian. Glad you asked, ill tell you. there are some believe being born in such a country as the USA makes one born a Christian. don't laugh or pooh pooh this, i am telling the truth. even though Obama says this isn't a Christian nation there are beaucoup people believe it is and because they were born here they are a Christian wherein reality they are culturally. Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian Loughner/Holmes, says he is a cultural Christian, not a church attending Christian. dont be so narrowminded to believe a Christian cant sit front of a computer screen and pour the gospel to the public. The Body of Christ can use the internet to get the gospel out as well as the body of satan can spew their gospel. a computer is like a gun. it spews out what people shoots out of it. things aint godly or not, people are.
capitalist Pig

Beckley, WV

#57 Mar 5, 2013
Bug Ridge wrote:
Sounds like this deal could have the makins for episode of "Justified".
just waiting till 10 pm
Midway Resident

Hurricane, WV

#58 Mar 5, 2013
Without God or the Bible we wouldn't know what is morally right or wrong. Almost all of the laws are based on the 10 commandments.

Bug Ridge
Level 1

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#59 Mar 5, 2013
capitalist Pig wrote:
<quoted text>just waiting till 10 pm
DVR set to auto record.
Been There Done That

Beckley, WV

#60 Mar 5, 2013
dunadd wrote:
you are going to have to understand something to understand what being a Christian means. being a Christian means different things to different people. there is such a being as a cultural Christian. what exactly is a cultural Christian. Glad you asked, ill tell you. there are some believe being born in such a country as the USA makes one born a Christian. don't laugh or pooh pooh this, i am telling the truth. even though Obama says this isn't a Christian nation there are beaucoup people believe it is and because they were born here they are a Christian wherein reality they are culturally. Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian Loughner/Holmes, says he is a cultural Christian, not a church attending Christian. dont be so narrowminded to believe a Christian cant sit front of a computer screen and pour the gospel to the public. The Body of Christ can use the internet to get the gospel out as well as the body of satan can spew their gospel. a computer is like a gun. it spews out what people shoots out of it. things aint godly or not, people are.
Believe it or not, I agree with you, however must admit this forum is used as a tool for satan filled people to spew their gospel. Rarely is it used for a godly tool. I refuse to believe a true christian can get on here and claim to be a christian one minute and say smutty, hateful, judgmental, crude comments within the next hour.
lol

United States

#61 Mar 5, 2013
Flat top arms sucks...
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lof

Beckley, WV

#63 Mar 5, 2013
If you don't like it don't go. We don't want haters there. We have the rights too.
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Since: Jun 10

Topix

#65 Mar 5, 2013
Who is my God wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly who and what is the God you answer to. I count at least ten posts from you over the past few days and each of them mentions "God". Exactly who is the God you speak of? uh hummmmm. To each his own!!!!!!!!!!
Oh my goodness. Excuse me, I'm very sorry. I'd already mentioned that Jesus is my Lord and Savior. I have a life long knack of bothering people when I ask someone a question in reference to something they've brought up themselves. I didn't mean to pry, I'm just, well, trying to make conversation when I do that. I didn't mean anything bad in any way whatsoever.

Since: Jun 10

Topix

#66 Mar 5, 2013
Been There Done That wrote:
<quoted text>Obviously not the same God you mention so often. I guess I brought him up in response to the numerous posts from you with the word God included. Please note, I do not claim to be a "christian", you do. Claiming that carries with it the responsibility of behaving like a christian. Your questions tells me a lot about you. I was mistaken, you are far from naive, just opinionated and somewhat blind.
I accidentally responded to "Who is my God" thinking it was you. Then I happen to see you responding to me right after their comment. I'm sorry to both of you, or, if you are the same person, goofing off, I don't know what your point is, and I don't care. Just try and settle down some.

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