Church hopes to drill gas well, but some neighbors object

A financially struggling church has run into neighborhood opposition to natural gas drilling on church property. Full Story
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tommie

South Charleston, OH

#1 Jul 27, 2009
I wonder if that is the very liberal Church of Christ that is being written about? That would make a difference.
a reader

Columbus, OH

#2 Jul 27, 2009
tommie wrote:
I wonder if that is the very liberal Church of Christ that is being written about? That would make a difference.
And exactly what difference would it make?
Mark

Grove City, OH

#3 Jul 27, 2009
a reader wrote:
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And exactly what difference would it make?
Answer: Conservative churches get more oil and gas to flow from their well because they are better and, more importantly, RIGHT ALL THE TIME! Just ask them.

“jimmy agler”

Since: Jul 09

grandview hts

#4 Jul 27, 2009
it has to be a liberal church,a conservative one would do eminent domain,take everyone's house and drill on their land too.then they would say it is god's work.
Ctree

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#5 Jul 27, 2009
tommie wrote:
I wonder if that is the very liberal Church of Christ that is being written a
bout? That would make a difference.
Gee, something tells me that Jesus may have been just a wee bit liberal.
tornado

Lewis Center, OH

#6 Jul 28, 2009
For the love of God, this is ridiculous. Quit fighting you stupid idiots.
steve stiffler

Dayton, OH

#7 Jul 28, 2009
tornado wrote:
For the love of God, this is ridiculous. Quit fighting you stupid idiots.
Nobody was fighting you, Tornado. But your self-analysis is worthwhile. Fancy a bit of a multiple personality disorder? "idiots"

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#8 Jul 28, 2009
they should hire people to vandelise there property till they say yes)!!(
duh

Cleveland, OH

#9 Jul 28, 2009
the REAL action wrote:
they should hire people to vandelise there property till they say yes)!!(
What were you trying to spell ?
Topper

Marysville, OH

#10 Jul 28, 2009
Oil and gas wells should be drilled in State Parks.......

Bingo, Slots, and lottery should be in churches.....
Rev Rhubarb

Erie, PA

#11 Jul 28, 2009
woe to thine sinners whom shall infringeth upon thine gasperations of thy church for yea shall suffer thine ills of thy al of gore (B10:G52)
Biggus Jerkus

Cleveland, OH

#13 Jul 28, 2009
the REAL action wrote:
they should hire people to vandelise there property till they say yes)!!(
And we'll start with YOUR property. Make sure you tell mom and dad when they come out and see what happens, that you said we should do it.

And learn to spell you dumba$$. It's spelled "Vandalize". Idiot.
Plagiarized Pleasure

Shippingport, PA

#14 Jul 28, 2009
A minister concluded that his church was getting into serious financial troubles.
While checking the church storeroom, he discovered several cartons of new bibles that had never been opened and distributed. So at his Sunday sermon, he asked for three volunteers from the congregation who would be willing to sell the bibles door-to-door for $10 each to raise the desperately needed money for the church. Peter, Paul and Louie all raised their hands to volunteer for the task.
The minister knew that Peter and Paul earned their living as salesmen and were likely capable of selling some bibles. But he had serious doubts about Louie who was a local farmer, who had
always kept to himself because he was embarrassed by his speech impediment. Poor Louis stuttered badly.
But, not wanting to discourage Louis, the minister decided to let him try anyway. He sent the three of them away with the back seat of their cars stacked with bibles. He asked them to meet with him and report the results of their door-to-door selling efforts the following Sunday.
Anxious to find out how successful they were, the minister immediately asked Peter, "Well, Peter, how did you make out selling our bibles last week?"
Proudly handing the reverend an envelope, Peter replied, "Using my sales prowess, I was able to sell 20 bibles, and here's the $200 I collected on behalf of the church."
"Fine job, Peter!" The minister said, vigorously shaking his hand. "You are indeed a fine salesman and the Church is indebted to you."
Turning to Paul, "And Paul, how many bibles did you sell for the church last week?"
Paul, smiling and sticking out his chest, confidently replied," I am a professional salesman. I sold 28 bibles on behalf of the church, and here's $280 I collected."
The minister responded, " That's absolutely splendid, Paul. You are truly a professionalsalesman and the church is also indebted to you."
Apprehensively, the minister turned to Louie and said, "And Louie, did you manage to sell any bibles last week?"
Louie silently offered the minister a large envelope. The reverend opened it and counted the contents.
"What is this?" the minister exclaimed. "Louie, there's $3200 in here! Are you suggesting that you sold 320 bibles for the church, door to door, in just one week? Louie just nodded.
That's impossible!" both Peter and Paul said in unison. "We are professional salesmen, yet you claim to have sold 10 times as many bibles as we could."
"Yes, this does seem unlikely," the minister agreed. "I think you'd better explain how you managed to accomplish this, Louie."
Louie shrugged. "I-I-I- re-re-really do-do-don't kn-kn-know f-f-f-for sh -sh-sh-sure," he stammered.
Impatiently, Peter interrupted. "For crying out loud, Louie, just tell us what you said to them when they answered the door!"
"A-a-a-all I-I-I s-s-said wa-wa-was," Louis replied, "W-w-w-w-would y-y-y-you l-l-l-
l-l-like t-t-to b-b-b-buy th-th-th-this b-b-b-b-bible f-f-for t-t-ten b-b-b-bucks ---o-o-o-or---
wo-wo-would yo-you j-j-j-just l-like m-m-me t-t-to st-st-stand h-h-here and r-r-r-r-r-read it t-to y-y-you?"
Wanda Ballentine

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Jul 28, 2009
Everyone seems to be forgetting about climate change and how it will disastrously change the livability of our planet. To seek more gas to release into the atmosphere is suicidal, along with emissions from the energy used in drilling, refinement and production. Possibly folks don't "believe" in global warming, but refusing to face facts does not make them any less true. I have been following the science on climate change and the nearly daily reports of its ramifications - drought, wildfires, drowning island nations, adversely affected species, etc.- for nearly 20 years, and it's real, and the world refuses to face it.

“Lohio Bound”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#16 Jul 28, 2009
Wanda Ballentine wrote:
Everyone seems to be forgetting about climate change and how it will disastrously change the livability of our planet. To seek more gas to release into the atmosphere is suicidal, along with emissions from the energy used in drilling, refinement and production. Possibly folks don't "believe" in global warming, but refusing to face facts does not make them any less true. I have been following the science on climate change and the nearly daily reports of its ramifications - drought, wildfires, drowning island nations, adversely affected species, etc.- for nearly 20 years, and it's real, and the world refuses to face it.
That's an 'inconvenient truth'. Thank you, Mr. Gore.

ps - i saw a polar bear trimming hedges today. Time to close the borders.
AMS

Lewis Center, OH

#17 Jul 30, 2009
steve stiffler wrote:
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Nobody was fighting you, Tornado. But your self-analysis is worthwhile. Fancy a bit of a multiple personality disorder? "idiots"
Keep it to yourself stiffie.

“My impostor can't spell "soled”

Since: Apr 09

United States

#18 Jul 30, 2009
Is that what this is all about, popularity??

Since: Jul 09

United States

#19 Jul 31, 2009
Wanda,what you have been following the last 20 yrs.isn't science.Most of it is pseudo-science that conveniently fits the fear-mongering liberal(i.e.fascist)people and groups that want your money and want to make you live like they want you to..
Panhandle Pete

Greer, SC

#20 Jul 31, 2009
As they say down in Texas: If ya ain't got an oil well, then git ya one.

“jimmy agler”

Since: Jul 09

grandview hts

#21 Aug 3, 2009
retprob wrote:
Wanda,what you have been following the last 20 yrs.isn't science.Most of it is pseudo-science that conveniently fits the fear-mongering liberal(i.e.fascist)people and groups that want your money and want to make you live like they want you to..
liberals are on the left,the far leftis socialism then comunism.fascism is the far right,one step beyond the far republican right.after facism comes naziism.why is it that no one seems to get taught political spectrums anymore?

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