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Why aren't all Americans against communism?
Or Muzzies?

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#823
Apr 24, 2013
 
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<quoted text>Just the inner cities.
only reason I say that is because I have been all over the state of Ohio and culture is different big especially when get into the hill of Ohio just think Columbus Ohio is considered the most modern liberal city in the Midwest.

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-The-Artist- wrote:
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I'm not even liberal in the classical sense.
that is the way it should be liberal in the classical sense and the modern liberals would call it communism because they would have to depend on themselves and not the Government.

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#825
Apr 24, 2013
 
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>Just the inner cities.
I Know they are bad too especially Dayton & Cincinnati.

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Apr 24, 2013
 
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Nothing like a self-authenticating text.
By the way, just so you can be better informed:

Aside from the four GOSPEL accounts of Christ's life, written by his colleagues,[of which, historians have discovered an amazing 24,000+ nearly-identical, ancient copies -- more than any other ancient text -- the first of which was written a mere 25 years after the original -- confirming that we have in our hands a text faithful to the original], we have secular historical record, as follows:

CORNELIUS TACITUS

Tacitus lived from A.D. 55 to A.D. 120. He was a Roman historian and has been described as the greatest historian of Rome, noted for his integrity and moral uprightness. His most famous works are the Annals and the Histories. The Annals relate the historical narrative from Augustus’ death in A.D.14 to Nero’s death in A.D. 68. The Histories begin their narrative after Nero’s death and finish with Domitian’s death in A.D. 96. In his section describing Nero’s decision to blame the fire of Rome on the Christians, Tacitus affirms that the founder of Christianity, a man he calls Chrestus (a common misspelling of Christ, which was Jesus’ surname), was executed by Pilate, the procurator of Judea during the reign of the Roman emperor Tiberias. Tacitus was hostile to Christianity because in the same paragraph he describes Christus’ or Christ’s death, he describes Christianity as a pernicious superstition. It would have therefore been in his interests to declare that Jesus had never existed, but he did not, and perhaps he did not because he could not without betraying the historical record.

LUCIAN OF SAMOSATA

Lucian was a Greek satirist of the latter half of the second century. He therefore lived within two hundred years of Jesus. Lucian was hostile to Christianity and openly mocked it. He particularly objected to the fact that Christians worshipped a man. He does not mention Jesus’ name, but the reference to the man Christians worship is a reference to Jesus.

SUETONIUS

Suetonius was a Roman historian and a court official in Emperor Hadrian’s government. In his Life of Claudius he refers to Claudius expelling Jews from Rome on account of their activities on behalf of a man Suetonius calls Chrestus [another misspelling of Christus or Christ].

PLINY THE YOUNGER

Pliny was the Governor of Bithynia in Asia Minor (AD. 112). He was responsible for executing Christians for not worshipping or bowing down to a statue of the emperor Trajan. In a letter to the emperor Trajan, he describes how the people on trial for being Christians would describe how they sang songs to Christ because he was a god.

THALLUS and PHLEGON

Both were ancient historians and both confirmed the fact that the land went dark when Jesus was crucified. This parallels what the Bible said happened when Jesus died.

MARA BAR-SERAPION

Some time after 70 A.D., Mara Bar-Sarapion, who was probably a Stoic philosopher, wrote a letter to his son in which he describes how the Jews executed their King. Claiming to be a king was one of the charges the religious authorities used to scare Pontius Pilate into agreeing to execute Jesus.

JOSEPHUS

Josephus was a Jewish historian who was born in either 37 or 38 AD and died some time after 100 AD. He wrote the Jewish Antiquites and in one famous passage described Jesus as a wise man, a doer of wonderful works and calls him the Christ. He also affirmed that Jesus was executed by Pilate and actually rose from the dead!

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#829
Apr 24, 2013
 
BONUS:

And regarding Tacitus' works, you may find it interesting to note that there exist only 20 copies of his major work, the first of which was made almost 1,000 years after the original was written.

Historians consider the NT to pass the bibliographic test much better than the works of Tacitus...and others.

But, of course, God said He would preserve His Word forever.
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The Word of God was divinely inspired by the Spirit of God.
Isaiah 59:21
"And as for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord:“My Spirit that is upon you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouth of your offspring, or out of the mouth of your children's offspring,” says the Lord,“from this time forth and forevermore.”
As I was waiting for Duke to defecate in the backyard this morning, a bright red cardinal flew down and landed on the picnic table next to me, sitting and chirping for a bit. I began thinking about our discourse on these boards over the past few days, wondering to myself, "Maybe Tippyhead is right. Maybe that nutty Tippy headed fundamentalist Bible thumper really is on to something, and I am not seeing things clearly."

As I thought long and hard about this while in what I could only describe as what must have been a divinely inspired trance, suddenly, a bright beam of sunlight burst through a break in the clouds, shining directly down onto the shimmering red cardinal.

It was then I heard it. Clearly. I could not believe it, but I heard it just the same. Emanating from the bird's beak, distinctly, five separate times: "Bullshitt. Bullshitt. Bullshitt. Bullshitt. Bullshitt."

Then, just as quickly as he had arrived, the divine messenger alit into the beam of sunshine, the clouds returned, and Duke was done.

The Book of Duke. Chapter I, Verse 2.

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#831
Apr 24, 2013
 
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>only reason I say that is because I have been all over the state of Ohio and culture is different big especially when get into the hill of Ohio just think Columbus Ohio is considered the most modern liberal city in the Midwest.
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The ten mile strip of High St (and a mile on either side) from German Village to the Worthington line is liberal. That's about it. Unfortunately, that's enough.

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Duke for Mayor wrote:
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As I was waiting for Duke to defecate in the backyard this morning, a bright red cardinal flew down and landed on the picnic table next to me, sitting and chirping for a bit. I began thinking about our discourse on these boards over the past few days, wondering to myself, "Maybe Tippyhead is right. Maybe that nutty Tippy headed fundamentalist Bible thumper really is on to something, and I am not seeing things clearly."
As I thought long and hard about this while in what I could only describe as what must have been a divinely inspired trance, suddenly, a bright beam of sunlight burst through a break in the clouds, shining directly down onto the shimmering red cardinal.
It was then I heard it. Clearly. I could not believe it, but I heard it just the same. Emanating from the bird's beak, distinctly, five separate times: "Bullshitt. Bullshitt. Bullshitt. Bullshitt. Bullshitt."
Then, just as quickly as he had arrived, the divine messenger alit into the beam of sunshine, the clouds returned, and Duke was done.
The Book of Duke. Chapter I, Verse 2.
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Really, Duke, I'm not God's administrative assistant.
You should share your thoughts directly with Him.

By the way, did you reach Holder today?

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Lawyers don't argue on presumptions. Honestly, I hope this has legs. I am incredulous that in 19 years, not one single person knew she was a lesbian. Whether or not one personally agrees with the lifestyle, it seems wrong that after all this time suddenly she's a sinner of the highest degree. Not one single person was ever invited to their home for a holiday (or any other) gathering?
It's not a presumption. It's a public statement, admission, free information provided. The Diocese, like any other employer, cannot hire based on marital status, it's illegal. So they cannot investigate her domestic situation. Background checks--financial, criminal, etc. are fair game legally, especially criminal due to the nature of working with kids.

I wouldn't call it "sinner of the highest degree." I don't know if there are "degrees" of sin. She simply refused to acknowledge and understand and agree to the moral code in my view, and that's that.

Personally, I hope she loses. Not that I want anyone to lose a job, but rather, I have a great disdain for the government meddling in religious organizations. The division between state and government is to restrict each side from influencing the other -- so we do not have state-imposed religion or we do not have a religiously based government. You can think of it this way: you may find it totally unfair and ridiculous that a perfectly capable teacher lost her job. I empathize with that. But a religious organization should have the ability to teach and practice its beliefs as it best sees fit. And in this instance, when the government is imposing on the church's doctrine, I feel it's a violation of that division between state and church. You are free to feel/think differently. But one of the founding precepts of this country WAS the freedom of religion. Carla Hale in my thinking probably weighed her risks and knew what she was up against. And typically, I know this because this WAS my background (parochial schools through high school graduation), the teachers in Catholic schools, even those who don't teach religion, are expected to be knowledgeable in the faith and in its practices.

How this all pans out, I don't know. I won't be upset one way or another since I also understand the Catholic Church's stand on fair wages and social justice within the workplace, too. I have simply been explaining the "ways" of Catholicism as an opposing point of view. I still respect and cherish my upbringing, it brought me much in the sense of what my values in life ought to be. As George said, it very much is a cultural thing as well as a religious thing.

With the socializing with teachers, I can only say I would occasionally as a parent socialize with the teachers, because we lived in a smaller community, we did have them wander over into the yard if we were there cooking out, gardening, etc. and they'd come in for a drink or a coffee once in a while--the typical neighborly chit chat stuff. I would not know if the teachers there socialized amongst themselves. I would reckon it is possible that they do socialize, but not everyone is into socializing with coworkers. I have sometimes worked with folks who won't attend after work functions, attend backyard barbeques, etc. Why, not for me to know I guess.

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#834
Apr 24, 2013
 
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...which has stood the test of time and formed the bases of Western civilization.
Be sure to thank God in your bedtime prayers.
Oh, I do... I give thanks that you people haven't went all jihad yet (well, there were all those abortion clinic bombings and murders...). I know it's coming though. Some of you will eventually gather enough balls to become the Christian version of al qaeda or the Taliban. Then it will be time to have you put down. Of course, you could avoid all that by keeping your myths to yourselves, and stop trying to shove them down everyone's throats, but I doubt you will, as you are strong with the control freak.

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#835
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Oh, I do... I give thanks that you people haven't went all jihad yet (well, there were all those abortion clinic bombings and murders...). I know it's coming though. Some of you will eventually gather enough balls to become the Christian version of al qaeda or the Taliban. Then it will be time to have you put down. Of course, you could avoid all that by keeping your myths to yourselves, and stop trying to shove them down everyone's throats, but I doubt you will, as you are strong with the control freak.
Wow, Tony.
You're revealing your true, hateful colors.

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Oh, I do... I give thanks that you people haven't went all jihad yet (well, there were all those abortion clinic bombings and murders...). I know it's coming though. Some of you will eventually gather enough balls to become the Christian version of al qaeda or the Taliban. Then it will be time to have you put down. Of course, you could avoid all that by keeping your myths to yourselves, and stop trying to shove them down everyone's throats, but I doubt you will, as you are strong with the control freak.
It's a two way street, Tony. I for one am sick of the sport of Christian bashing in this nation.

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Jesus was a murderer. But THAT text was conveniently left out...

I believe that ALL religions are lies. Created by men to "control" other men. The
predilection has, unfortunately, survived.

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#838
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-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>It's a two way street, Tony. I for one am sick of the sport of Christian bashing in this nation.
Push - push back - push - push back.

or

Live and let live.

It seems an obvious choice.

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#839
Apr 24, 2013
 
TonyD2 wrote:
Jesus was a murderer. But THAT text was conveniently left out...
I believe that ALL religions are lies. Created by men to "control" other men. The
predilection has, unfortunately, survived.
Who did Jesus murder?

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#840
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Push - push back - push - push back.
or
Live and let live.
It seems an obvious choice.
I fail to see where the Catholic Church has pushed over the past 40 years. If anything, the leftists have been in charge of a great deal.

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#841
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Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>that is the way it should be liberal in the classical sense and the modern liberals would call it communism because they would have to depend on themselves and not the Government.
The hero of the classical liberals is Gladstone, I'm prefer his opponent, Lord Salisbury

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#842
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TonyD2 wrote:
Jesus was a murderer. But THAT text was conveniently left out...
I believe that ALL religions are lies. Created by men to "control" other men. The
predilection has, unfortunately, survived.
You put more into the Gnostic text than the synoptics?

Jacobin...

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#843
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TonyD2 wrote:
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Oh, I do... I give thanks that you people haven't went all jihad yet (well, there were all those abortion clinic bombings and murders...). I know it's coming though. Some of you will eventually gather enough balls to become the Christian version of al qaeda or the Taliban. Then it will be time to have you put down. Of course, you could avoid all that by keeping your myths to yourselves, and stop trying to shove them down everyone's throats, but I doubt you will, as you are strong with the control freak.
I at least know you will have the guts to pilot the drone, but don't act so sure of yourself, the progressives always think they are on the winning side...

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