Who do you support for U.S. Senate in...
Bored

Dahlonega, GA

#8014 Apr 28, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
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It's climate change, not global warming. Try to keep up, mmm-kay?
Well now it's all how one looks at it. Libtards say global warming, Scientists say climate change. do you know the difference or the same, mmmmm-kay?


And do you know about "global change?" hmmmmmm.



OMTE

Fitzgerald, GA

#8015 Apr 28, 2013
Bored wrote:
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I don't know what Jesus will say to me, I'm not such a pompous azz enough to even assume I would be worthy to make such assumptions.
I am sure Jesus would expect me on a PERSONAL level to follow his teachings, not broadcast or make boasts or judgments who is and who is not a follower of him.
I would expect Jesus to say, it is your personal duty to care for the sick, the poor, the infirm, and the children. I am also sure Jesus would say be satisfied with what you have and not be envious of what other people have, do your duty and let others do theirs.
I see and understand only one thing Jesus requires of us and that is "do you believe Jesus is the son of God? that he was crucified and died on the cross? and that he arose from the dead? and now lives?" These questions are the basis of the new testament, if you cant or wont believe them, the rest of the gospels are hogwash, and each person comes to that decision, Informed Opinion's personal opinion notwithstanding.
If the answers are yes, then caring for those in need no longer is a duty but now becomes a joy and way of life.
I dont expect you or anyone else to do "charity work", and for sure I dont care to have it forced on me by Gubment while Gubment plays God and says who pays how much and when, nor do I care to have it forced on me by libtards who always talk and strut before the world how wonderful they are and how much they help everyone while at the same time making more and more of the people dependent on Gubment where Gubment becomes their God.
Jesus requires a little more than you just to say I believe. He requires you to repent for your mistakes. To actually feel sorry for your wrongs against your brother and him. If you truly believe you don't have to guess what he'd say to you, because you'd hear him in your mind and feel him in your soul on a daily basis. I believe your conscience is God speaking to you and if you don't have a conscience then God is absent in your life. I think if you see your brother going down the wrong path and don't at least say something than you are somewhat contributing to his or her damnation. It is not being judgemental to tell someone they're doing wrong; if you're only trying to help and stand to gain nothing from it.
Jane

Cartersville, GA

#8016 Apr 28, 2013
Bored wrote:
"Second Coldest Start To Spring In US History."
Where are all the libtards promoting Global Warming?
Haven't heard from them lately.
If your head was the size of your brain your neck would come to a point.
OMTE

Fitzgerald, GA

#8017 Apr 28, 2013
Bored wrote:
"Second Coldest Start To Spring In US History."
Where are all the libtards promoting Global Warming?
Haven't heard from them lately.
If you don't see that something is going on with this planet. Well, I don't really know what to say to you.
Bored

Dahlonega, GA

#8018 Apr 28, 2013
OMTE wrote:
<quoted text>Jesus requires a little more than you just to say I believe. He requires you to repent for your mistakes. To actually feel sorry for your wrongs against your brother and him. If you truly believe you don't have to guess what he'd say to you, because you'd hear him in your mind and feel him in your soul on a daily basis. I believe your conscience is God speaking to you and if you don't have a conscience then God is absent in your life. I think if you see your brother going down the wrong path and don't at least say something than you are somewhat contributing to his or her damnation. It is not being judgemental to tell someone they're doing wrong; if you're only trying to help and stand to gain nothing from it.
Agree; belief is a consequence of the path you talk about.
My post was a summation of searching and seeking, not an inclusive instruction manual. It is the culmination of questions all seekers must answer on a personal level.






Bored

Dahlonega, GA

#8019 Apr 28, 2013
Jane wrote:
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If your head was the size of your brain your neck would come to a point.
He Jane, how's Tarzan doing.
Bored

Dahlonega, GA

#8020 Apr 28, 2013
OMTE wrote:
<quoted text>If you don't see that something is going on with this planet. Well, I don't really know what to say to you.
You're reading something between the lines that is not there.
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#8021 Apr 28, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
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http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
And this refuted my post how???? Thank you for confirming that you have no adequate response.
Just offered an observation that even in this small town there's a church on every street corner.

Now why is that...

Is it because we lack motorized transport so that churches must be close the congregation that they serve, not in this day and age.

Is it because of an increase in the piety of the population, or simply an increase in the population.

Is it because Christianity is not a unified system of belief, and that different folks have different strokes.

Now we're getting somewhere...

Have these differences of opinion led to splits and schisms, yep.

Have these differences of opinion lead to violence among differing flavors of Christianity, yep.

Do some flavors of Christianity consider themselves the one true bestest flavor, yep.

Obviously some believe in the Libertarian Jesus, some believe in the Liberal Jesus, some believe in the Jewish Jesus, some believe in the Gnostic Jesus, and some even believe that all of the above are correct because it's really a personal relationship with the transcendent.

And while you may feel that my previous response was wholly inadequate it was merely an attempt to paraphrase, boil down, get to the gist of the matter, and provide brevity for those folks who can only handle a limited number of words per post.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#8022 Apr 28, 2013
OMTE wrote:
<quoted text>If you don't see that something is going on with this planet. Well, I don't really know what to say to you.
u don't know what to say on many things but u try anyway.
OMTE

Fitzgerald, GA

#8023 Apr 28, 2013
Bored wrote:
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You're reading something between the lines that is not there.
What am I reading between the lines. Enlighten me. Please.
OMTE

Fitzgerald, GA

#8024 Apr 28, 2013
Oh my wrote:
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Just offered an observation that even in this small town there's a church on every street corner.
Now why is that...
Is it because we lack motorized transport so that churches must be close the congregation that they serve, not in this day and age.
Is it because of an increase in the piety of the population, or simply an increase in the population.
Is it because Christianity is not a unified system of belief, and that different folks have different strokes.
Now we're getting somewhere...
Have these differences of opinion led to splits and schisms, yep.
Have these differences of opinion lead to violence among differing flavors of Christianity, yep.
Do some flavors of Christianity consider themselves the one true bestest flavor, yep.
Obviously some believe in the Libertarian Jesus, some believe in the Liberal Jesus, some believe in the Jewish Jesus, some believe in the Gnostic Jesus, and some even believe that all of the above are correct because it's really a personal relationship with the transcendent.
And while you may feel that my previous response was wholly inadequate it was merely an attempt to paraphrase, boil down, get to the gist of the matter, and provide brevity for those folks who can only handle a limited number of words per post.
I have my preference as to how I like to worship when I go to church and some forms of worship I don't believe in. Like holy rolling, but when I take a step back. I think that anyway you come into the light of the lord is ok and should be respected. More churches are popping up, because people are becoming more and more afraid that we are in end times. Which is not dumb in my opinion.
OMTE

Fitzgerald, GA

#8025 Apr 28, 2013
bored monitor wrote:
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u don't know what to say on many things but u try anyway.
Can't argue with that. Good post.
Bored

Dahlonega, GA

#8026 Apr 28, 2013
OMTE wrote:
<quoted text>What am I reading between the lines. Enlighten me. Please.
"Global warming" is a term used by libtards to lay all "global climate change" on human error, cause and effect by higher temperatures.

Whereas "global climate change" is the proper scientist term to include not only "global warming' caused by humans but also to include
everything else that increases greenhouse gas amounts. Such as changes to precipitation patterns and sea levels are likely to have a much greater human impact than the higher temperatures alone.

Gore and others lay all the blame on higher temperatures, my post was a stick in their eye that the 2nd coldest spring we are having is not based on higher temperatures alone.
OMTE

Fitzgerald, GA

#8027 Apr 28, 2013
Bored wrote:
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"Global warming" is a term used by libtards to lay all "global climate change" on human error, cause and effect by higher temperatures.
Whereas "global climate change" is the proper scientist term to include not only "global warming' caused by humans but also to include
everything else that increases greenhouse gas amounts. Such as changes to precipitation patterns and sea levels are likely to have a much greater human impact than the higher temperatures alone.
Gore and others lay all the blame on higher temperatures, my post was a stick in their eye that the 2nd coldest spring we are having is not based on higher temperatures alone.
Do you not think that we are not directly reponsible for the change in precipitation patterns? Which in turn effects the sea levels. That the global warming is real and due to over population.
Bored

Dahlonega, GA

#8028 Apr 28, 2013
OMTE wrote:
<quoted text>Do you not think that we are not directly reponsible for the change in precipitation patterns? Which in turn effects the sea levels. That the global warming is real and due to over population.
No, I do not.
When you use the term "global warming", you are referring to higher temperatures only. Scientists know there are other factors at play.
The Earth goes through heating and cooling periods, long before man added to the problem. So just to lay the problem all on the human race is in error.


done with the crazies

Dahlonega, GA

#8029 Apr 28, 2013
Fact is conservative’s hell bent on making everyone in this country in their image has resulted in the neutering of the Republican Party on a national level. The people that fund the party are in it to win, they just don't care about conservative’s hot button issues anymore. Only reason they ever did was to gain votes allowing them to pursue issues that really mattered to them. The Republican push for immigration reform is now in high gear. The Republican push for passing gay marriage laws is gaining traction with lots of funding coming in from large Republican donors. This craziness will soon be over and we WILL get back to running this country in a sensible way.
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/28/17...
Bored

Dahlonega, GA

#8030 Apr 28, 2013
Pigs at the trough never give up....

"Political reporter Dave Evans sat down with former Congressman Anthony Weiner to discuss the Twitter scandal and his potential run for mayor of New York City. We haven't seen him in almost two years ever since his humiliating resignation, but now Anthony Weiner is back. "I'm going to spend a lot of time and a lot of days saying I'm sorry to people. And say I'm sorry to people watching this interview. But first and foremost I'm spending a lot of time saying I'm sorry to my wife still," he said. His wife is Huma Abidin, who works for Hillary Clinton, and she's is still angry about what happened. Her new husband was caught texting to at least six women. He sent out embarrassing sexual photos of himself. He was even accused of coaching a porn star to lie after he was caught. "What was going on? Why did you do this?" I asked. "You know if I had a dime for every time someone asked the obvious question 'what were you thinking?' I'd be a very wealthy person. I mean the simplest answer is I wasn't thinking," he explained. We asked how he broke the news to Huma. "It didn't start with 'honey, this ain't so bad.' This was bad and I did it to her," Weiner said. Since then they have a new son, Jordan. He is 16 months old. All three appeared in People magazine last summer. But when the scandal first broke it just about destroyed their marriage. "Let's just suffice it to say we went through a very difficult period and it's in our rearview mirror but it's not far in our rearview mirror." Now after two years of seclusion, Anthony Weiner with Huma's support is tipping a toe back in the political pool, possibly to run for mayor of New York City. He remains non-committal."

He wants to be Mayor, what a laugh.
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#8031 Apr 28, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
"ChicknButt"
"We've already covered this. The bible is NOT the word of God. It was written by men, changed many times, altered to suit agendas of various groups. Stories were stolen from different cultures and religions, and modified for the times."

You may not believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, that is your right. And just for clarification, I believe the original texts were inerrant, however, given the translation issues when going from one language to another, I will not say the current translations are "inerrant", but I would still say they reflect the inspired Word of God.

However, your claim that the Bible has been "changed many times" and "altered to suit agendas" is completely in error....

Stories stolen from different cultures - not hardly.
Yes, the Creation and Flood stories came from earlier Sumerian mythology.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows...
In the earliest Christian movement, there were actually many different writings circulated, and many traditions about the sayings of Jesus. Some of the leaders were concerned to say, "Well, which of these writings can be read in church? Which are the right ones? Which are the best ones?" And Irenaeus, the leader of a church in France in about the year 170, declared that "The heretics boast that they have many more gospels than there really are. But really they don't have any gospels that aren't full of blasphemy. There actually are only four authentic gospels. And this is obviously true because there are four corners of the universe and there are four principal winds, and therefore there can be only four gospels that are authentic. These, besides, are written by Jesus' true followers."

...In the second and third century, we know that there were many other gospels that were developed. We have a charming array of popular kinds of stories of the life of Jesus.

...Irenaeus was a Bishop of Lyon...[He] was particularly noted for his writings in which he tried to combat various kinds of so-called heretics of the second century. Most of these were people who would consider themselves Christians.

...It may surprise people to know that it's really not until the year 367 that we have a list of New Testament books that conforms exactly to the list of the twenty-seven books we would call the New Testament today. So throughout the second and third centuries there was quite a lot of fighting about which ones are in and which ones not.

...The diversity of Christianity is certainly closely related to the proliferation of gospels. Even the gospels which we have in the canon of the New Testament are not of one mind, but really represent very different religious positions and very different images of Jesus.

...I think the composition of a four-fold gospel canon reflects complicated developments during the course of the second century. One of the factors that played a role here certainly was the fact that certain gospels were revered in certain ecclesiastical centers, so it may be that Antioch had a special affection for the Gospel of Luke. We don't know that for a fact, but this is certainly an element in the development of the gospel canon.

...If we return to Irenaeus' argument for the canon, I think precisely the contrary is closer to a more responsible historical reconstruction, and that is that there's some kind of consensus among people in the Jesus movement as to what constitutes reliable tradition, reliable literature - literature that they want to read or they want to hear over and over again, and other kinds of literature that they don't want to hear. And, of course, there are groups that have differences of opinion about this.
OMTE

Fitzgerald, GA

#8032 Apr 28, 2013
Bored wrote:
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No, I do not.
When you use the term "global warming", you are referring to higher temperatures only. Scientists know there are other factors at play.
The Earth goes through heating and cooling periods, long before man added to the problem. So just to lay the problem all on the human race is in error.
You are stating that we are adding to the problem. Right?
Bored

Dahlonega, GA

#8033 Apr 28, 2013
"Elaine Pagels"
"An intensely inquisitive and thorough historian, Pagels’ impeccable scholarship has won her international respect. As a young researcher at Barnard College, she changed forever the historical landscape of the Christian religion by exploding the myth of the early Christian Church as a unified movement."

Wow! what a revelation.
And all this time I thought all one had to do was read the New Testament Bible and come to that conclusion all on their own.

My, my. What would we do if we didnt have eggheads telling us what we should believe.






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