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#2350 Oct 13, 2009
Prime wrote:
<quoted text>I have two very nice flat screens. I got a 42 inch 1080p last Christmas for my bedroom! I would love to get a new one but I doubt my wife will go for it thank you very much!!!!
So?
wonder

Warrensburg, NY

#2351 Oct 13, 2009
UseYourHead wrote:
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No, I mean it had the signature snideness and lack of respect for spiritual things evident in your comment as well.
Oh!v I see. Maybe you should have you friend Yuni. write it.. And see how it fares..
Prime

United States

#2352 Oct 13, 2009
Real Yuni wrote:
<quoted text>
So?
What do you mean so? You said get my own tv you illiterate moron!!! Why don't you just STFU! IDIOT!!!!
Prime

United States

#2353 Oct 13, 2009
karen wrote:
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You read it on the TV?
Yes Karen it was a news article she read on tv! ROTFLMAO!!!
NEVADA ROSE

Elko, NV

#2354 Oct 13, 2009
Go to the Green River and wash your mouth out with slime.

You are the most miserable person on this forum....,

.poor you..,poor you.

Here's a tissue you whining moron.

You must be an illiterate moron knowing only 4 letter cuss words you learned in 3rd grade. What a basket case you are.

Take a can of RAID and go spray yourself.
wonder

Warrensburg, NY

#2355 Oct 13, 2009
Real Yuni wrote:
Did you read the news where a Catholic school principal was knocking boots with a 15 year old boy.
What's weird is that these teachers and principals are pretty.They can get anyone they want.
Woman are getting more scandalous by the week.
I know there aren't many good men around but for crying out loud a 12 or 15 year old?
This world has a lot of issues.
Yes, it does and you must find them interesting .. as your spending so much time talking about them.. knowing this stuff is happening is one things but running around searching it out shows where your mind dwells. see you have another worldly way of refering to it..
UseYourHead

Englewood, CO

#2356 Oct 13, 2009
Nedoba wrote:
"We will be known forever by the tracks we leave."
Dakota Proverb
"People will forget what you said,
People will forget what you did,
But people will never forget how you made them feel."
Native American Proverb
"There is one God looking down on us all. We are children of the one God. God is listening to me." Geronimo, Apache Nation
"Like the grasses showing tender faces to each other,
thus should we do, for this was the wish of the Grandfathers of the World".
Black Elk, Oglala Sioux Faithkeeper
Thank you, Bad one, but we prefer to get our spiritual advice from God's Word, the Bible.
Prime

United States

#2357 Oct 13, 2009
NEVADA ROSE wrote:
Go to the Green River and wash your mouth out with slime.
You are the most miserable person on this forum....,
.poor you..,poor you.
Here's a tissue you whining moron.
You must be an illiterate moron knowing only 4 letter cuss words you learned in 3rd grade. What a basket case you are.
Take a can of RAID and go spray yourself.
FU oh bearded one the only one whining is your ignorant and spastic drunk self.Have another shot you blubbering idiot!!!
UseYourHead

Englewood, CO

#2358 Oct 13, 2009
Telescopes, Galileo texts on view at Vatican

(AP)– 2 hours ago

VATICAN CITY — Rudimentary telescopes, celestial globes and original manuscripts by Galileo are going on view at the Vatican Museums as part of an exhibit marking the 400th anniversary of the astronomer's first celestial observations.

"Astrum 2009: Astronomy and Instruments" traces the history of astronomy through its tools, from a 3rd century A.D. globe of the zodiac to the increasingly complicated telescopes used in more recent times to gaze at the stars.

At a briefing to launch the exhibit Tuesday, Monsignor Gianfranco Ravasi, the Vatican's top culture official, declined to revisit the Church's 17th century condemnation of Galileo for his discovery that the Earth revolved around the sun.

>>>Church teaching at the time placed the Earth at the center of the universe.

Rather, Ravasi said that, while it was necessary to have the courage to admit errors when they were made, "I continue to believe that it's necessary to look more to the future."

>>>>The church denounced Galileo's theory as dangerous to the faith. Tried as a heretic in 1633 and forced to recant, he was sentenced to life imprisonment, later changed to house arrest.

The ruling helped fuel accusations that the church was hostile to science — a reputation the Vatican has been trying to shed ever since.

In 1992, Pope John Paul II declared that the ruling against Galileo was an error resulting from >>>"tragic mutual incomprehension."
NEVADA ROSE

Elko, NV

#2359 Oct 13, 2009
Yeh....the Catholic principle it was in the news.

One would think these people don't read anything OUTSIDE of this forum.

People with narrows minds and tunnel vision.
UseYourHead

Englewood, CO

#2360 Oct 13, 2009
Houston churches strive for Halloween fun without fright
By LINDSAY WISE Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle
Oct. 30, 2008, 11:09PM

Several churches are offering trick-or-treating alternatives for families tonight.

At Trinity Lutheran Church tonight, trick-or-treaters will find Jonah and the whale handing out candy instead of Freddy Krueger.

The church on Houston Avenue is one of several in the area hosting fall festivals for families looking for a Christian alternative to traditional Halloween celebrations.

"We try to get away from the gory part of it, so we encourage people to make it family-friendly," said Aaron Lytle, a pastor at Trinity Lutheran.

"As a church we want to remind people that death is not the end," Lytle said.

"Halloween is sort of making a point that death is what we're celebrating, but we want to celebrate life."

"Trunks 'N' Treats" takes place in Trinity Lutheran's parking lot near the intersection of Washington and Houston. Church members park 15 to 20 cars in the lot, decorate the vehicles, and fill the trunks with candy.

Trick-or-treaters then parade from car to car, collecting sweets from costumed volunteers and listening to stories based on each vehicle's themes, most of which are biblical. Some, such as the popular Star Wars car, are secular but G-rated.

"We don't say you can't come as a mass murderer or something like that, but we don't encourage it," Lytle said. "It's not going to be a haunted house."

Instead of ghouls, goblins and gore, the event will feature music, games, prize drawings and food.

"Being scared is probably not the number one thing on our list for Halloween, but it's to go out and have fun together," Lytle said. "We want the community to know that we care for them, and we want to provide a place that they can feel safe."

Last year, the event drew about 1,500 people, up from 1,100 in 2006.

"Part of the reason is we're inviting more public schools," Lytle said. "We've been trying to grow it steadily, but not overwhelmingly, so that every year's a good year."

Nonmembers invited
Like Trinity Lutheran, Houston's First Baptist Church on Katy Freeway sees its Halloween-night First Fest as an outreach opportunity. The church has hosted the festival annually since 1984, but this is the first year organizers are actively courting nonmembers by passing out fliers and mailing invitations. They're hoping 2,500 people show up tonight.

"Our main goal is just to reach out to them to show them that the church isn't a place of judgment, but a place of love and also so much fun to be a part of," said Becky Kiser, recreation associate for First Baptist. "It's no longer a place for just sitting in the pews anymore."

Quite the opposite, in fact: First Fest features inflatable obstacle courses, moon bounces, a dunking booth, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, a mechanical bull, climbing wall, and more than $2,000 in prizes, Kiser said. That's in addition to a costume contest and live musical performances from Christian artists and gospel singers, she said.

Safe environment
Egla Fullerton plans to attend First Fest with her family for the third year in a row. Son Elijah, 3, will go dressed as the Disney character Buzz Lightyear. Baby Samuel, 3 1/2 weeks, will sport a "My First Halloween" outfit.

The 34-year-old bilingual teacher for Spring Branch ISD said she likes First Fest's hassle-free, safe environment.

"Just being able to visit with other friends from church is what I really enjoy, as well as being together as a family on that night," she said. "It provides a safe Christian alternative to what the rest of the world has out there right now.
Prime

United States

#2361 Oct 13, 2009
UseYourHead wrote:
Houston churches strive for Halloween fun without fright
By LINDSAY WISE Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle
Oct. 30, 2008, 11:09PM
Several churches are offering trick-or-treating alternatives for families tonight.
At Trinity Lutheran Church tonight, trick-or-treaters will find Jonah and the whale handing out candy instead of Freddy Krueger.
The church on Houston Avenue is one of several in the area hosting fall festivals for families looking for a Christian alternative to traditional Halloween celebrations.
"We try to get away from the gory part of it, so we encourage people to make it family-friendly," said Aaron Lytle, a pastor at Trinity Lutheran.
"As a church we want to remind people that death is not the end," Lytle said.
"Halloween is sort of making a point that death is what we're celebrating, but we want to celebrate life."
"Trunks 'N' Treats" takes place in Trinity Lutheran's parking lot near the intersection of Washington and Houston. Church members park 15 to 20 cars in the lot, decorate the vehicles, and fill the trunks with candy.
Trick-or-treaters then parade from car to car, collecting sweets from costumed volunteers and listening to stories based on each vehicle's themes, most of which are biblical. Some, such as the popular Star Wars car, are secular but G-rated.
"We don't say you can't come as a mass murderer or something like that, but we don't encourage it," Lytle said. "It's not going to be a haunted house."
Instead of ghouls, goblins and gore, the event will feature music, games, prize drawings and food.
"Being scared is probably not the number one thing on our list for Halloween, but it's to go out and have fun together," Lytle said. "We want the community to know that we care for them, and we want to provide a place that they can feel safe."
Last year, the event drew about 1,500 people, up from 1,100 in 2006.
"Part of the reason is we're inviting more public schools," Lytle said. "We've been trying to grow it steadily, but not overwhelmingly, so that every year's a good year."
Nonmembers invited
Like Trinity Lutheran, Houston's First Baptist Church on Katy Freeway sees its Halloween-night First Fest as an outreach opportunity. The church has hosted the festival annually since 1984, but this is the first year organizers are actively courting nonmembers by passing out fliers and mailing invitations. They're hoping 2,500 people show up tonight.
"Our main goal is just to reach out to them to show them that the church isn't a place of judgment, but a place of love and also so much fun to be a part of," said Becky Kiser, recreation associate for First Baptist. "It's no longer a place for just sitting in the pews anymore."
Quite the opposite, in fact: First Fest features inflatable obstacle courses, moon bounces, a dunking booth, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, a mechanical bull, climbing wall, and more than $2,000 in prizes, Kiser said. That's in addition to a costume contest and live musical performances from Christian artists and gospel singers, she said.
Safe environment
Egla Fullerton plans to attend First Fest with her family for the third year in a row. Son Elijah, 3, will go dressed as the Disney character Buzz Lightyear. Baby Samuel, 3 1/2 weeks, will sport a "My First Halloween" outfit.
The 34-year-old bilingual teacher for Spring Branch ISD said she likes First Fest's hassle-free, safe environment.
"Just being able to visit with other friends from church is what I really enjoy, as well as being together as a family on that night," she said. "It provides a safe Christian alternative to what the rest of the world has out there right now.
What have you got against kids?
Prime

United States

#2362 Oct 13, 2009
BTW Miss Gulch did you see this part?

At this point in time the principal of Trinity High School has assumed principal duties at both schools and Clark says the Diocese is cooperating fully with the investigation.

Unlike the JW they cooperate fully with the investigation unlike your cult!

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#2363 Oct 13, 2009
NEVADA ROSE wrote:
Yeh....the Catholic principle it was in the news.
One would think these people don't read anything OUTSIDE of this forum.
People with narrows minds and tunnel vision.
They always think I am telling lies.
UseYourHead

Englewood, CO

#2364 Oct 13, 2009
Real Yuni wrote:
<quoted text>
They always think I am telling lies.
They really can't believe their church is so rotten and dirty. They send their children there. Can you believe it?
Prime

United States

#2365 Oct 13, 2009
Real Yuni wrote:
<quoted text>
They always think I am telling lies.
You did lie you said you read it on the tv!!
UseYourHead

Englewood, CO

#2366 Oct 13, 2009
As Eye See It : LISBON, ME: Episcopal Church is clear: Marriage is between a man and a woman
Posted by David Virtue on 2009/10/13 15:10:00 (160 reads)

LISBON, ME: Episcopal Church is clear: Marriage is between a man and a woman
The New Hampshire bishop is part of a leadership that defies the church's own teaching.

DEBRA A. WAGNER
Special to the Press Herald
http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story_pf.ph...
October 12, 2009

Bishop V. Gene Robinson of The Episcopal Church is coming to Portland on Thursday to speak at the Cathedral of St. Luke.

Some Maine Episcopalians think he would feel more at home in Augusta.

After all, in Augusta the leadership of Maine casually ignored their own policy when they enacted same-sex marriage. They pretended that the state had no historic interest to protect marriage as an essential institution which preserves the important roles that men and women each play in marriage and the raising of children.

Bishop Robinson of New Hampshire is much like those legislators. He pretends that the Episcopal Church's teaching on marriage is no longer important. As a partnered homosexual living in a same-sex union, he is outside the church's official position on sexual relationships.

He is a schismatic ringleader of a recent majority of the Episcopal Church's leadership, which openly defies the church's own teaching on sexual relationships. You would think that the way Bishop Robinson and some Maine Episcopal clergy act that the official teaching of the church is to equate same-sex unions to marriage in the eyes of God and the church.

Not.

In the Episcopal Church, Holy Matrimony is Christian marriage, in which the woman and man enter into a lifelong union, make their vows before God and the church and receive the grace and blessing of God to help them fulfill their vows.(The Catechism of the Episcopal Church: Book of Common Prayer, page 861.)

In the Episcopal Church, marriage is exclusively between a man and a woman.

Many of us in the pews from Caribou to Kittery think that if our church teaches that marriage is between a man and a woman, then its leaders should preach it. Not every Maine Episcopalian is in lock-step with those who have given themselves over to a misguided agenda that subverts the historical teaching of the church.

Not to mention Holy Scripture.

So if Maine's Episcopal clergy and leaders are going to take sides in this marriage debate in the public square, then Mainers should know that the Episcopal Church officially stands for marriage between a man and a woman.

Don't be fooled by the publicity events that make it seem that the Episcopal Church has changed any of its doctrine on marriage. Just ask.

Every Episcopalian should tell you that Scripture, our Book of Common Prayer, and the policy of General Convention say clearly that marriage is only between a man and a woman. And we aren't fooled by Bishop Robinson or our legislators.

We will vote "yes" on Question 1.

-----Debra A. Wagner, the wife of the Rev. Dr. W. Beau Wagner, rector of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Lisbon, served the Episcopal Church on a national and provincial level for six years. For 15 years she served Episcopal organizations as a diocesan newspaper editor and director of the Seamen's Church Institute.
NEVADA ROSE

Elko, NV

#2367 Oct 13, 2009
Prime wrote:
BTW Miss Gulch did you see this part?
At this point in time the principal of Trinity High School has assumed principal duties at both schools and Clark says the Diocese is cooperating fully with the investigation.
Unlike the JW they cooperate fully with the investigation unlike your cult!
Blah....,Blah.....,Blah.

Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.
wonder

Warrensburg, NY

#2368 Oct 13, 2009
Real Yuni wrote:
<quoted text>
They always think I am telling lies.
Maybe you should tell the truth more often. that way people would begin to give credance to what you say.. A person who throws insults.. and comments about things as you did yesterday .. comes off sounding rather stupid. Complaining about stretch marks...Good grief.
UseYourHead

Englewood, CO

#2369 Oct 13, 2009
PewSitter.com
Voice of the Catholic Lay Faithful
Pelosi’s Continuing Dissent from Catholic Church Teaching

By James Todd
Pewsitter.com

Speaker Pelosi continues to dissent from Church teaching, since her meeting in February with Archbishop Niederauer.

October 13, 2009 - Late last year Speaker Pelosi made a couple of rather outrageous statements about the teachings of the Church with regard to abortion and when life begins. Several bishops responded to correct Pelosi’s false statements.
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There was sufficient outrage among faithful Catholics to prompt Pelosi’s bishop, Archbishop Niederauer of San Francisco, to meet with her in February of this year. The result of that meeting? Pelosi’s spokesman confirmed that a meeting had taken place and that Pelosi was not about to change her position on abortion.
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Since that February meeting Pelosi continues to dissent from Church teaching as evidenced by both her public statements and actions. Here is a small sampling of activities by Pelosi since she met with Archbishop Niederauer in February:
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This continued dissent must be placed in a historical context. Mrs. Pelosi was first elected to Congress in 1987. Precisely when her first Congressional vote on an issue that placed her in opposition to Church occurred is unclear. What we do know is that as far back as 1993 her dissent from Church teaching was on public display when she voted against the Hyde Amendment. Three years later congressional voting records show she voted against the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It is clear the Mrs. Pelosi record of dissent goes back at least 16 years, and possibly further. Voting records prior to 1993 are readily available.
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The key word in the above paragraph is “public”. If Pelosi’s dissent were behind closed doors or private, it could be dealt with in private. But Pelosi’s very public dissent has created a public scandal – and the only way to rectify a public scandal is to address it publicly.
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Bishops who do not withhold communion or institute some other serious, public disciplinary action against such prominent Catholics that obstinately persevere in manifest grave sin, leave the impression such actions are condoned, or at least tolerated, and thereby perpetuate this scandal.

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Many faithful Catholics see a double scandal here. There is the scandal of a prominent Catholic in public life dissenting from Church teaching and continuing to receive communion. And there is a second scandal which is the unwillingness of Catholic Bishops to address the first scandal in any meaningful, concrete fashion. It appears that Archbishop Niederauer and other bishops have made the judgment that the public scandal to millions of Catholics is LESSER IMPORTANCE than avoiding a public confrontation with ONE or a handful of prominent dissenting Catholics whose actions continue to cause grave spiritual damage.

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