Ten Commandments monument raises civil liberty concerns in Wyoming County

Jul 4, 2013 Full story: Charleston Gazette 353

A group of people did not seek permission before installing a monument of the Ten Commandments on the Wyoming County Courthouse lawn in Pineville this week, County Commission President Jason Mullins said, but he doesn't see a problem with it because it's meant to inspire others and isn't paid for with tax dollars.

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FDG

“Have facts, will travel!”

Since: Feb 08

The Big Town!

#285 Aug 29, 2013
Veteran and Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey! We FINALLY agree on something. There are definitely no do-overs - none whatsoever. There are positively no second chances, so you'd better make the right CHOICE the first go 'round.
The overwhelming volume of evidence says I am. I can't go against that.

Since: Jul 12

Oceana, WV

#286 Aug 29, 2013
Hahaha wrote:
nobody who knows the real BlkBarbie knows or cares
Hey! I care! BlkBarbie can post around here no matter what her race is. I will not stand around and allow racist and hurtful behavior. I must have overlooked it though, since this grand soap opera has eluded me before now.

BlkBarbie! You come back and talk to us. If you are sure to show respect to yourself, other people can learn to respect you as well. Your opinions and posts are as legitimate as anyone's - there is no reason to allow other people to harass you from doing something you enjoy. Take pride in your race - even if you feel like the only person in your race - be proud and confident about yourself exactly as you are. You are unique and that is how you will be remembered.

Come forth, BlkBarbie, and face your enemies.

(I apologize for any gigantic misconceptions since I have no idea who any of these people are. I make it my responsibility to end racism when I see it. Change, people!!)
1 post removed

Since: Jul 12

Oceana, WV

#288 Aug 29, 2013
Diva304 wrote:
BlkBarbie does respect herself, she respects everyone who shows her respect and she does take pride in her race and she would never let someone else talk down on her or call her any names especially off of topix. Please help us report abuse on Crystal because she keeps running her mouth about BlkBarbie for no reason and she keeps reporting abuse on everyone taking up for her which shows everyone what type of a person she really is. She keeps harassing BlkBarbie and trying to bully her when she doesn't even know her and if she does know her then she keeps doing it on purpose because shes racist or jealous of her.
Well alright then - I'll trust that BlkBarbie can take care of herself. I'll also hope that Crystal or whoever is talking smack about people for fun will find something better to do and a positive outlet for their time and attention. You know, there are too many good things to do...

Carry on, Charleston.
Crystal

Alexandria, VA

#289 Aug 30, 2013
I hope you take your med"s a.s.a.p.! Really! I stick with my real name you don't.
Veteran and Patriot

Washington, DC

#290 Aug 30, 2013
FDG wrote:
<quoted text>
The overwhelming volume of evidence says I am. I can't go against that.
You believe what you WANT to believe, and it isn't about evidence - it's about arrogance! Your arrogance exalts itself above the Almighty. Somehow / someway you truly believe that YOU are superior to God. You believe your intellect wins out over His. AMAZING - and not grace. I pray that your eyes will be opened to the Truth one day. I hope it happens for you before it is too late. God desires that NONE should perish - no not one. I desire the same. May God bless and keep you all the days of your life and give you spiritual eyes to see and spiritual ears to hear. I ask now, in the name of Jesus, that He will have mercy and put the right people and the right circumstances into your path that you will be made aware of your own state and His redemptive love. I humbly ask that your chains are broken off and that you are SET FREE from the enemy and the world's "intellect" and come to the saving knowledge of Christ, the Messiah. Amen.

FDG

“Have facts, will travel!”

Since: Feb 08

The Big Town!

#291 Aug 30, 2013
Veteran and Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>
You believe what you WANT to believe
Of course. We all do.
Veteran and Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>
and it isn't about evidence - it's about arrogance!
I disagree. It is strictly about evidence. If it wasn't then it wouldn't be what I believed in. I would have no other reason to be an Atheist if the OVERWHELMING amount of evidence didn't point me in that direction.
Veteran and Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>
Your arrogance exalts itself above the Almighty.
It should.'That Almighty' doesn't exist.
Veteran and Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>
Somehow / someway you truly believe that YOU are superior to God.
Again, you don't grasp my views. How can I be superior to something that doesn't exist? That makes no sense.
Veteran and Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>
You believe your intellect wins out over His.
My 6 year old's intellect would win out over his because his is zero because he doesn't exist. You can't get past the idea that I truly don't believe your god (or any of the other THOUSANDS of gods that people have imagined) exists.
Veteran and Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>
I pray that your eyes will be opened to the Truth one day.
I already have the truth. Why is it that you decided to worship the Christian god instead of any of the other THOUSANDS of gods that man has imagined throughout time? This is a serious question and I would like to hear you answer it.
Veteran and Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>
I hope it happens for you before it is too late. God desires that NONE should perish - no not one.
It is ok if you believe this. Just don't ask me to take you seriously on any other matter of importance.
Veteran and Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>
I desire the same. May God bless and keep you all the days of your life and give you spiritual eyes to see and spiritual ears to hear. I ask now, in the name of Jesus, that He will have mercy and put the right people and the right circumstances into your path that you will be made aware of your own state and His redemptive love. I humbly ask that your chains are broken off and that you are SET FREE from the enemy and the world's "intellect" and come to the saving knowledge of Christ, the Messiah. Amen.
Prayer doesn't work. I can demonstrate it, logically, if you would like.
“The man who prays is the one who thinks that god has arranged matters all wrong, but who also thinks that he can instruct god how to put them right.”
--Christopher Hitchens

So, are you telling your god that he is wrong to have made me smart enough to know he doesn't exist or are you saying you are smart enough to know that your god got it wrong and are helping him see the error of his ways so that he can make me right? See what I did there? That's how it sounds to a sane person hearing someone pray. If you truly believe in your god, then you have to believe that he made me this way as well.
Veteran and Patriot

Parkersburg, WV

#292 Aug 30, 2013
I'm not telling God anything and especially not that He got anything wrong. You are blinded to spiritual things, and I'm very sorry you have a 6-year-old that you are going to teach there is no God. If you don't care about your own soul, how can you neglect his? Sad.

Jesus taught us to pray:

1. We acknowledge our Father in Heaven.
2. We acknowledge that His Name is sacred.
3. We acknowledge that His Will is to be done in Heaven and on Earth.
4. We acknowledge that He is our Provider and ask that He provide our DAILY bread.
5. We acknowledge that He will forgive us in the exact same manner we forgive others.
5. We acknowledge that He is our Deliverer and aske that he lead us AWAY from temptation and evil.
6. We acknowledge that He is our Source of Power.
7. And that we are in agreement with Him.

This takes humility of which you have none because you EXALT yourself above Him. This will be the only unforgiveable sin that any man ever commits. All other sins can be forgiven men, but not the refusal to acknowledge your imperfect humanity and God's perfect divinity.

FDG

“Have facts, will travel!”

Since: Feb 08

The Big Town!

#293 Aug 30, 2013
Veteran and Patriot wrote:
I'm not telling God anything and especially not that He got anything wrong. You are blinded to spiritual things, and I'm very sorry you have a 6-year-old that you are going to teach there is no God. If you don't care about your own soul, how can you neglect his? Sad.
Souls don't exist. I wish you lived your life based in reality instead of delusion.
Veteran and Patriot wrote:
Jesus taught us to pray:
1. We acknowledge our Father in Heaven.
2. We acknowledge that His Name is sacred.
3. We acknowledge that His Will is to be done in Heaven and on Earth.
4. We acknowledge that He is our Provider and ask that He provide our DAILY bread.
5. We acknowledge that He will forgive us in the exact same manner we forgive others.
5. We acknowledge that He is our Deliverer and aske that he lead us AWAY from temptation and evil.
6. We acknowledge that He is our Source of Power.
7. And that we are in agreement with Him.
Like I said, prayer doesn't work and I can demonstrate it, logically, for you.
Veteran and Patriot wrote:
This takes humility of which you have none because you EXALT yourself above Him.
Why would you want to humiliate yourself on a daily basis? This isn't productive or conducive to furthering our species. Your beliefs hold us down and in many cases take us backwards.

It is impossible to put myself above something that doesn't exist.
Veteran and Patriot wrote:
This will be the only unforgiveable sin that any man ever commits. All other sins can be forgiven men, but not the refusal to acknowledge your imperfect humanity and God's perfect divinity.
Sin doesn't exist. It is simply human nature and I'll never apologize for being human.

Once again, I'll ask you; Why did you choose the Christian god to worship over all the other gods that people around the world worship?
Billy Bud

Mount Lookout, WV

#294 Sep 4, 2013
"Any good Christian man belongs to his local klan." - Some Old White Dude

Since: Jul 12

Oceana, WV

#295 Sep 4, 2013
Billy Bud wrote:
"Any good Christian man belongs to his local klan." - Some Old White Dude
Why not etch your quote in stone and display it on the courthouse lawn?
Billy Bud

Mount Lookout, WV

#296 Sep 4, 2013
Awesome_Steve_Monkey wrote:
<quoted text>Why not etch your quote in stone and display it on the courthouse lawn?
A grand idea.
Phil Hatio

Mount Lookout, WV

#297 Sep 4, 2013
Thank the LORD these people are standing up for equality! http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/04/20...

FDG

“Have facts, will travel!”

Since: Feb 08

The Big Town!

#298 Sep 5, 2013
Phil Hatio wrote:
Thank the LORD these people are standing up for equality! http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/04/20...
Damn near 60 years, unchallenged, has been a pretty good run for them. Now, it's time to embrace reality.
Veteran and Patriot

Washington, DC

#299 Sep 5, 2013
Romans 1: 18-32

God’s Wrath Against Sinful Humanity

"The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them."

WOAH! America anyone?

Since: Jul 12

Oceana, WV

#300 Sep 5, 2013
I am one of those people who disrespects God's word - however, I do not at all worry about the wrath of God. Are bad things headed our way?? Likely so - but you want to give God the credit for causing them. I've also heard the Christian theory that the Devil has caused all this trouble we see in our future. I want to tell you the truth: PEOPLE caused our circumstances and NATURE is performing NOW like it always has. The rest is your imagination.

FDG

“Have facts, will travel!”

Since: Feb 08

The Big Town!

#301 Sep 5, 2013
Veteran and Patriot wrote:
Romans 1: 18-32
God’s Wrath Against Sinful Humanity
"The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them."
WOAH! America anyone?
More like an adult version of Hogwarts, but an entertaining story nonetheless.
Mostly Sunny

Mount Hope, WV

#302 Sep 5, 2013
Just a simple question: Has this "thing" been removed from the courthouse property yet?(I'm in Fayetteville and don't travel to Pineville often)
Veteran and Patriot

Washington, DC

#303 Sep 5, 2013
FDG wrote:
<quoted text>More like an adult version of Hogwarts, but an entertaining story nonetheless.
Go ahead, FDG, and stick your head in the sand. Like the ostrich, you think that will "save" you, "If I don't see it, it won't happen..." but the truth is the Truth, and America is going to experience God's wrath for turning away from Him. It is just a matter of time. We cannot continue to thumb our noses at the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and expect Him to continue to "Bless America" because He cannot and will not go against His Own Word!

NEWSFLASH:

God does NOT condone the murder of innocents.

God does NOT condone sexual sin.

God does NOT tolerate the worship of other gods.

If we continue on this path, He will reign down his fire on us, and we will cry out for His help - just like we did after 9-11. The next time though, it will make 9-11 look like a walk in the park. Mark my words. No, better yet, mark HIS WORDS! Let me know how "entertained" you are when that happens, K? OK!
Mostly Sunny

Mount Hope, WV

#304 Sep 5, 2013
Veteran and Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>...We cannot continue to thumb our noses at the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and expect Him to continue to "Bless America" because He cannot and will not go against His Own Word!...
Can we also expect him to allow thousands of "his children" to starve to death everyday too? Just as he's done since the first day of the evolution of the homo sapiens species.
Phil Hatio

Mount Lookout, WV

#305 Sep 5, 2013
Veteran and Patriot wrote:
Romans 1: 18-32
God’s Wrath Against Sinful Humanity
"The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them."
WOAH! America anyone?
Why should we care what is in YOUR book of fairy tales? You have repeatedly refused to explain why YOUR book is any more valid than the hundreds of other such religious texts.

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