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“Our Cause Isn't Lost”

Since: Jan 11

Blairsville, GA

#783 Nov 21, 2013
Oh my wrote:
While many love to claim an over-arching Christian Heritage, the only connecting thread in that Heritage is the central figure on the cross. As can be seen in "the magnitude of the prevailing evidence of our founding, the words, documents, and acknowledgements" is that the difference in interpretation is our True Christian Heritage.
Now some insist on wrapping themselves in our Christian Heritage so as to justify all that they say and do, but they wrap themselves in a garment made up of the differences that our Freedom of Religion and Freedom from Religion has fashioned, and much to their disappointment it is not a purely Christian Garment.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilgrims_ (Plymouth_Colony)
Pilgrims (US), or Pilgrim Fathers (UK), is a name commonly applied to early settlers of the Plymouth Colony in present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Their leadership came from the religious congregations of Brownist English Dissenters who had fled the volatile political environment in England for the relative calm and tolerance of 16th–17th century Holland in the Netherlands. Concerned with losing their cultural identity, the group later arranged with English investors to establish a new colony in North America
http://americanhistory.about.com/cs/coloniala...
Roger Williams was banished to England by the Massachusetts Bay Colony for his beliefs in separation of church and state and freedom of religion. He fled and lived with the Narragansett Indians and formed Providence in 1636.
Anne Hutchinson was also banished for speaking out against the Church in Massachusetts Bay. She formed Portsmouth.
Two other settlements arose and all four joined together with permission from England to form Providence Plantations – later called Rhode Island.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Penn...
William Penn and his fellow Quakers heavily imprinted their religious values on the early Pennsylvanian government. The Charter of Privileges extended religious freedom to all monotheists and government was initially open to all Christians.
http://www.history.org/almanack/life/religion...
...In a stark new world, Virginia's English colonists were supported by an ancient and familiar tradition – the established church. The law of the land from 1624 mandated that white Virginians worship in the Anglican church (Church of England) and support its upkeep with their taxes.
...
Yes, the central figure on the Cross-, Jesus Christ, the center of the Christian religion itself, and of belief in the Triune God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).

Jesus Christ incarnate, the Son, dying upon that Cross for the Salvation of mankind. Avoiding His name doesn’t negate His sacrifice, even for those choosing not to accept it.

Most of the other religions of the world recognize and honor Him, should they accept Him as Savior or not, and as well, many of those predominate religions also recognize the Godhead (Creator, Supreme-Being) and a spirituality of the almighty authority of God.

The point of my postings clearly evidences our Nation to be founded upon the concept and principles of religious freedoms, morals, values, and the recognition of God’s Law, and yes, religious writings in the establishment of a government cognizant of a primary Judeo-Christian belief, and Heritage.

As I previously stated, I think most understand the underlining simplicity of the issue, and the points I intended to make.

Whereas, to exemplify the complexities of Theology, Theocracy, Theolegal Theory, and other more intense scholarly debates here; only serves to overwhelming the reader with TMI and long and boring cuts and pasts, or links, particularly from wikipedia (which many view in countless cases as opinion pieces other than historical fact).

Chase those rabbits if you will, but I don’t see many anxious to follow you into that briar patch to rehash ad-nauseam those tired repetitive debates.

“Skin a Floridian”

Since: Aug 09

Hiawassie

#784 Dec 30, 2013
Iza shore hates to see dis here thread go down fer thar was some peoples athinkin han a written them words what they thunk down. This here topix thingie is a loosin its thinkers, thar haint many left.

“Our Cause Isn't Lost”

Since: Jan 11

Blairsville, GA

#785 Dec 30, 2013
Chainsaw Five wrote:
Iza shore hates to see dis here thread go down fer thar was some peoples athinkin han a written them words what they thunk down. This here topix thingie is a loosin its thinkers, thar haint many left.
See you must still be catching up. Hope you are back up to speed, health wise.

Thanks for visiting my very first thread upon Topix. I do believe we saw some useful conversations here, in the past, and you are again correct.

Now we see a more rapid departure from civility, as many posting today only strive to be as wicked as possible.

Nonetheless, we have a few still posting that offer rational thought, and reasonable debate.

We all recognize them, and respect truthful insight, information, opinion, and honor the civility with which it is given.

As for the negative, disingenuous, hostilities of the naysayers, we recognize them too, for the most part ignore them, and as you have picked upon fairly well, we also recognize their name change game, as they totally dishonor, and wear our one name after another.

Sure is an enjoyment to have your unique sense of humor back.

Wish your old arch-rival Reb would again return.

“Skin a Floridian”

Since: Aug 09

Hiawassie

#786 Dec 30, 2013
GA-LAW-FF wrote:
<quoted text>
See you must still be catching up. Hope you are back up to speed, health wise.
Thanks for visiting my very first thread upon Topix. I do believe we saw some useful conversations here, in the past, and you are again correct.
Now we see a more rapid departure from civility, as many posting today only strive to be as wicked as possible.
Nonetheless, we have a few still posting that offer rational thought, and reasonable debate.
We all recognize them, and respect truthful insight, information, opinion, and honor the civility with which it is given.
As for the negative, disingenuous, hostilities of the naysayers, we recognize them too, for the most part ignore them, and as you have picked upon fairly well, we also recognize their name change game, as they totally dishonor, and wear our one name after another.
Sure is an enjoyment to have your unique sense of humor back.
Wish your old arch-rival Reb would again return.
Ole Reb is still around, puts eyes on him a couple days ago. Maby his puter crashed.

“Our Cause Isn't Lost”

Since: Jan 11

Blairsville, GA

#787 Dec 30, 2013
Chainsaw Five wrote:
<quoted text>Ole Reb is still around, puts eyes on him a couple days ago. Maby his puter crashed.
Naw. He just stopped posting. Just once in a blue moon. I think I understand why, but not certain.

He sure is missed. He always has much to add to the conversation. Agree or disagree he knows what’s going on.

Jest like you.

“Skin a Floridian”

Since: Aug 09

Hiawassie

#788 Dec 30, 2013
GA-LAW-FF wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, the central figure on the Cross-, Jesus Christ, the center of the Christian religion itself, and of belief in the Triune God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).
Jesus Christ incarnate, the Son, dying upon that Cross for the Salvation of mankind. Avoiding His name doesn’t negate His sacrifice, even for those choosing not to accept it.
Most of the other religions of the world recognize and honor Him, should they accept Him as Savior or not, and as well, many of those predominate religions also recognize the Godhead (Creator, Supreme-Being) and a spirituality of the almighty authority of God.
The point of my postings clearly evidences our Nation to be founded upon the concept and principles of religious freedoms, morals, values, and the recognition of God’s Law, and yes, religious writings in the establishment of a government cognizant of a primary Judeo-Christian belief, and Heritage.
As I previously stated, I think most understand the underlining simplicity of the issue, and the points I intended to make.
Whereas, to exemplify the complexities of Theology, Theocracy, Theolegal Theory, and other more intense scholarly debates here; only serves to overwhelming the reader with TMI and long and boring cuts and pasts, or links, particularly from wikipedia (which many view in countless cases as opinion pieces other than historical fact).
Chase those rabbits if you will, but I don’t see many anxious to follow you into that briar patch to rehash ad-nauseam those tired repetitive debates.
Oh My han iz has been afussin ons this n here topix thinige fer a number of years. Wes started wiff Hiawassie tills iz kinda brought thet " Peanut Butter Time" to the game. Oh My tends to thinks Con temp iary. He don't likes nuffin ole Hat. He don't believe in the great thinkers of old.

“Skin a Floridian”

Since: Aug 09

Hiawassie

#789 Dec 30, 2013
GA-LAW-FF wrote:
<quoted text>
See you must still be catching up. Hope you are back up to speed, health wise.
Thanks for visiting my very first thread upon Topix. I do believe we saw some useful conversations here, in the past, and you are again correct.
Now we see a more rapid departure from civility, as many posting today only strive to be as wicked as possible
Iz has gots my legs back han feels real good. As you say Iz is a readin han acatchn ups.

“Our Cause Isn't Lost”

Since: Jan 11

Blairsville, GA

#790 Jan 28, 2014
What To Count
==========

Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.

~Author Unknown~

“Our Cause Isn't Lost”

Since: Jan 11

Blairsville, GA

#791 Jan 29, 2014
Hope this is viewable for mos of you

http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/aSGu...

“Skin a Floridian”

Since: Aug 09

Hiawassie

#792 Jan 30, 2014
Kinda hits thet nail ons the head, Don't it.....................

“Our Cause Isn't Lost”

Since: Jan 11

Blairsville, GA

#793 Jan 30, 2014
Chainsaw Five wrote:
Kinda hits thet nail ons the head, Don't it..........
Kinda sorta does. Hope you and your family are doing well.

“Our Cause Isn't Lost”

Since: Jan 11

Blairsville, GA

#794 Mar 13, 2014
One of my old antagonizers came out of the woodwork recently. Don’t really know why. Maybe just couldn’t resist disputing something I had said, or just coming to the aid of someone more to her mind frame and just in need of a more professional ability.

Don’t really know. Although, I was somewhat dismayed at the thought of her possible return, I was relieved that she was indeed alive, and appears to be well and up to speed.

I also have noticed some of the more unpleasant, and purposefully antagonistic have taken leave for a while. Maybe changed names, or realized they were doing more harm to their cause than good. Really just isn’t any way to tell, but in my view, a breath of fresh air.

I sincerely hope better days of reasonable positive debate, and dirt free “funning” are in Topix’s future, as in the lack of a real unbiased news media, it is a source of local news and communication.

I ran across this Bible verse recently, I hope most can find agreement:

Luke 6:43-45 (NIV)

"No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit.

People do not pick figs from thorn bushes, or grapes from briers.

The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks."
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#795 Mar 18, 2014
GA-LAW-FF wrote:
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
One of my old antagonizers came out of the woodwork recently. Don’t really know why. Maybe just couldn’t resist disputing something I had said...

Luke 6:43-45 (NIV)
"No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit.
People do not pick figs from thorn bushes, or grapes from briers.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks."
So those who disagree with you are antagonizers,
posting to a public forum
and expecting all to agree,
what a strange expectation.

Trees do not bear good or bad fruit, the fruit is borne to establish the next generation of tree. Which, from the tree's perspective, is for the good.

Now some people may like figs, while others like grapes, neither is good or bad or evil but simply a matter of taste.

“Our Cause Isn't Lost”

Since: Jan 11

Blairsville, GA

#796 Mar 18, 2014
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
So those who disagree with you are antagonizers,
posting to a public forum
and expecting all to agree,
what a strange expectation.
Trees do not bear good or bad fruit, the fruit is borne to establish the next generation of tree. Which, from the tree's perspective, is for the good.
Now some people may like figs, while others like grapes, neither is good or bad or evil but simply a matter of taste.
Happy to see you alive and well.

Unfortunate that your mind state hasn’t changed. Nevertheless as long as you are breathing, one can still hope.

But, as usual you continue to simply and intentionally miss the point.

And must I remind you, that which you dispute isn’t me it is God’s Word.
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#797 Mar 19, 2014
GA-LAW-FF wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
And must I remind you, that which you dispute isn’t me it is God’s Word.
There is no dispute, there are simply plants that bear fruit, some is palatable to man some is not. Fruit is not good, or evil, merely a means to continue the species of plant.

The fact remains, you want to appear above the fray, just as you rationalize the use of multiple personas to keep one hand clean while mouthing sounds about God's Word.

“Our Cause Isn't Lost”

Since: Jan 11

Blairsville, GA

#799 Mar 19, 2014
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no dispute, there are simply plants that bear fruit, some is palatable to man some is not. Fruit is not good, or evil, merely a means to continue the species of plant.
The fact remains, you want to appear above the fray, just as you rationalize the use of multiple personas to keep one hand clean while mouthing sounds about God's Word.
Looks as if you haven’t been forgotten. No there really isn’t any dispute rather than that which you so fervently attempt to create.

Those who have, and continue to read our postings certainly have the ability to determine the rational, from the foolishness.

As I said earlier you frequently miss the point. But here you aren’t that shallow, you simply wish to make argument.

Yes, here and upon other media, I have composed under other screen names, which I have fully disclosed, nonetheless, that doesn’t equate to any attempt to deceive, or the lack of validity, or the value of the content of the message.

For once in your ramblings it would be good if you could focus upon the rational foundations of an issue, rather than attempting to bring into disrepute the messenger.

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