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hmmmm

United States

#1 Sep 7, 2009
I give this place 6 months at most. As if we need another place on West Main to buy this kind of crap at. Where are all the churchy people protesting establishments like this? Parents will spend their kids life savings at places like these. LOL. What a waste, hope no banks loaned them money.
Bum

Feasterville Trevose, PA

#2 Sep 8, 2009
I don't know if they are renting the building or bought it. If they bought, I heard it was for sale for like over $200,000! Can you imagine going to a bank and saying.."Hey, I got this great idea for a cancer causing store. All I need is $200,000 to get it going!"..And the bank saying "Duh, ok!" Man, they should have put it up on the square with the rest of the junk stores. Welcome to Benton, home of junk and cigs!
baffled

Carbondale, IL

#3 Sep 8, 2009
Why don't you think of something else to go into the empty store buildings and do it. It is so easy for someone to sit back and do nothing. If a cigarette store, or antique stores is not what you want then come up with other ideas and follow thru with them (like opening up a store yourselves). It has been shown that even if something else was here, the local people would not support it. Otherwise, the businesses that were here would still be here.
Bum

Feasterville Trevose, PA

#4 Sep 8, 2009
I was wanting to put in a titty bar with a special entrance for the Immanual Baptist Church group, but it got turned down.
hmmmm

Marion, IL

#5 Sep 8, 2009
If I turn it into another Civic Center can I use the tax money I'd get for personal pleasure???
sam

United States

#6 Sep 8, 2009
Sounds like you are bitter towards the church. There are some good people who go to that church.Not everone who goes to Immanuel will go to Heaven. Just because you go to church, that doesnt make you saved. Jesus said "not everyone who says unto me Lord, Lord shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he who does the will of my father who is in heaven many will say to me in that day, Lord,Lord have we not propesied in your name? and in your name cast out demons, and in your name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess to them, I never new you: depart from me, you that who work iniquity.Matthew 7:21-23
Former IBC Member

United States

#7 Sep 8, 2009
Bum, what's your beef with Immanuel? 500 members strong and you have a problem with 3 or 4, so they are all bad, right? Same old story every time. Get a life my brother.

Oh yeah, and "Smoke Break" - stupid. 6 months tops.
whatever

San Francisco, CA

#8 Sep 8, 2009
Come on people its benton Il what else could we have lol and the church people dont like anyone who dont believe in theyre faith. I believe you dont have to go to church to believe in God he is everywhere. Dont down the businesses its hard enough to make a living in southern Il. Everyone has theyre own thing.
Rev Ted Haggard

United States

#9 Sep 8, 2009
sam wrote:
Sounds like you are bitter towards the church. There are some good people who go to that church.Not everone who goes to Immanuel will go to Heaven. Just because you go to church, that doesnt make you saved. Jesus said "not everyone who says unto me Lord, Lord shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he who does the will of my father who is in heaven many will say to me in that day, Lord,Lord have we not propesied in your name? and in your name cast out demons, and in your name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess to them, I never new you: depart from me, you that who work iniquity.Matthew 7:21-23
Today I saw a Baptist preacher on TV say he wished Obama would die of brain cancer, then he wished the same thing of the reporter. He said killing Obama wouldn't be murder. His parishioners carried guns and so did he. Christians ain't what they used to be.
Gandhi

United States

#10 Sep 8, 2009
I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ.
Big Chief Pow-wow

Feasterville Trevose, PA

#11 Sep 8, 2009
Me like-um God, me dispise hypocrites. Many church goers hypocrites. Go to church for social events, not to praise God. Go drinkum beer after church. Not good.
Bum

Feasterville Trevose, PA

#12 Sep 8, 2009
Former IBC Member wrote:
Bum, what's your beef with Immanuel? 500 members strong and you have a problem with 3 or 4, so they are all bad, right? Same old story every time. Get a life my brother.
Oh yeah, and "Smoke Break" - stupid. 6 months tops.
I have a life my friend. May God bless you. Hypocrites will be the first ones to burn in hell.
Leslie

Champaign, IL

#13 Sep 9, 2009
Rev Ted Haggard wrote:
<quoted text>
Today I saw a Baptist preacher on TV say he wished Obama would die of brain cancer, then he wished the same thing of the reporter. He said killing Obama wouldn't be murder. His parishioners carried guns and so did he. Christians ain't what they used to be.
Ted Haggard is queer. I'll bet he sodomizes little boys.
Leslie

Champaign, IL

#14 Sep 9, 2009
Bum wrote:
<quoted text>I have a life my friend. May God bless you. Hypocrites will be the first ones to burn in hell.
Where does the Bible say this?
Sad

Willow Grove, PA

#15 Sep 9, 2009
I went inside the smoke store on west main yesterday, and it was very nice. I don't smoke but I think those that do should be able to buy them. I hope the store makes it, at least it is filling one of benton's empty buildings, and paying sales tax.
sam

Elizabeth, NJ

#16 Sep 9, 2009
You are right, he is everywhere. But only if you are born again will you see him in heaven. A lot of people believe in God but havent confessed their sins and believed that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. It is as simple as that. Confess your sins and ask Jesus to come into your heart. If you dont want to do that, that is up to you, but it is up to me to tell you that. What you do with it is up to you. I will be in heaven when I die, where will you be?
whatever wrote:
Come on people its benton Il what else could we have lol and the church people dont like anyone who dont believe in theyre faith. I believe you dont have to go to church to believe in God he is everywhere. Dont down the businesses its hard enough to make a living in southern Il. Everyone has theyre own thing.
whatever

San Francisco, CA

#17 Sep 10, 2009
ill see you there. Everyone has sins dont think your special. Eveyone has the power to ask for forgiveness.
sam

Elizabeth, NJ

#18 Sep 10, 2009
Oh I dont think I am special. I know I am a sinner. The bible says we are all sinners. Christians are not perfect, just forgiven.
whatever wrote:
ill see you there. Everyone has sins dont think your special. Eveyone has the power to ask for forgiveness.
sam

Elizabeth, NJ

#19 Sep 10, 2009
God will judge those who do that. Yes, there are hypocrites in the church. They are every where.
Big Chief Pow-wow wrote:
Me like-um God, me dispise hypocrites. Many church goers hypocrites. Go to church for social events, not to praise God. Go drinkum beer after church. Not good.
Joe P

Mount Vernon, IL

#20 Sep 18, 2009
I enjoy a cigar every now and then myself, and I'm glad to see there is a place in town to buy them, instead of wasting gas going elsewhere. I have a friend who works in the mines who used to have to drive to Kentucky to get his snuff - now he can get it locally. And its nice to see something in the building again. I checked the place out - the lady who owns it is really nice, and very friendly, and I heard her husband is retired military. You can tell she is trying really hard, and I hope they make it.

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