Why Should Jesus Love Me?

Since: Sep 10

Hermosa Beach, CA

#490523 Feb 18, 2013
Knowledge wrote:
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Repeat child predators? Today, they are never allowed to own a car or a drivers license, be at least 500 feet from a park or school. They are not allowed to go in State and Federal parks in the state that I live. You would give them back their rights, knowing they can not/will not change? What about child offenders?
I wasn't focusing on any specific type of crime. In fact, the issue was raised in connection with Skombolis.

Again. It is my view that, once a person has fully served his or her sentence for a crime, including the required period of parole, that person should be considered rehabilitated as a criminal or, if you prefer, the person will have paid his debt to society for his or her crime. There is no justifiable reason to deny the person the right to vote. This would just serve to marginalize people and possibly increase recidivism.

Yes, there are often certain restrictions on sex offenders--registration requirements, housing restrictions, perhaps others in some states. I wasn't addressing these, some of which are controversial and are currently undergoing review in the courts. There are also statutes permitting civil commitment, at the end of the criminal sentence, of persons deemed by psychiatric experts to be sexual predators. Obviously, these people are not eligible for restoration of civil rights.
mike

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#490524 Feb 18, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
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Knowing what choice someone will make ahead time doesn't mean they didn't have a choice. That choice simply can be seen in advance
I don't understand how this keeps coming up and am not going to get into a long debate about it but according to the logic you guys employ if Ms Cleo really could see into the future it would mean man has no free will
It makes no sense. By looking into the future what one is really doing is putting themselves at a point in time where the events they are looking at have already taken place and are now part of the past. Them having the ability to do so in no way altered or dictated those events
I respect you Hiding but this particular way of thinking has never made any sense. The only way someone knowing someone else's future could possible have any impact on that person is if they told the person ahead of time what their future was. Then by knowing that it might cause them to act differently. But being able to see what someone decided to do by looking into the future in no way took away their free will. Had Judas made a different choice than that is what God would have seen by knowing the future.
Hello Skombolis

Try this,...if jesus was ordained to come to earth before creation, wouldn't that imply adam and eve, as well as judas had no choice but to do what they did?

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#490525 Feb 18, 2013
Qu_innocence wrote:
<quoted text>No... Jesus didn't commit suicide. Judas did though. I suppose Jesus put Himself up on that cross all by Himself maybe?
Come on, now.
Either you believe Jesus is the son of your deity or you don't. If Jesus was, then he committed suicide. If Jesus was just a man, he was executed.

Since: Sep 10

Hermosa Beach, CA

#490526 Feb 18, 2013
lil whispers wrote:
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For whosoever shall commit any of these abomination even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from their people.Leviticus 18:29
Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance that ye commit not any one of theses abominable customs which were committed before you and that ye defile not yourselves therein;I am the Lord your God.Leviticus 18:30
Is this a recorded message?

Robopost?

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#490527 Feb 18, 2013
mike wrote:
<quoted text>Funny!
Thanks

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#490528 Feb 18, 2013
mike wrote:
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Thanks!
Is there anything we can do to help these poor creatures?
I think the very best we can do for them is to help them realize that other people's understandings of reality are equally valid to their own. Kind of an empathy training. Most will fail here, though.

Since: Oct 12

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#490529 Feb 18, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Woops. Adam and Eve's kiddies kinda broke that rule for you, huh?
Turn ye not unto idols nor make to yourselves molten gods.I am the Lord your God.Leviticus 19:4
Here For Now

Lenoir City, TN

#490531 Feb 18, 2013
Chris Clearwater wrote:
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More bigotry on display. You like so many are just what you claim to hate.
Hey Chris,
Exactly, I don’t know if they don’t see it or don’t care but I agree with you.

Good to see you Bro.
HFN

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#490532 Feb 18, 2013
Clementia wrote:
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I think some people take the literal meaning of words in their holy books! It can't mean that, it can't!
The spirit is serious as a heart beat or the blink of a eye.
God is not be mocked and His Book is not to be mocked either.

“Runner John Green disqualified”

Since: Aug 12

4 Bible Scripture on headband

#490533 Feb 18, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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That's a bit silly. You're claiming that an all-powerful, all-knowing deity had nothing to do with Judas's betrayal?
Yes. Judas had his own free will but was corrupt in thinking. It's like this...
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Rather, the mythology suggests that the Christian deity orchestrated events to sacrifice Himself.
Yes... even so, God has His own will and has also give to mankind freewill also.
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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He destroyed Judas's free will,
Wrong.. God just knew what He was up to ahead of time.
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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forcing Judas to betray his friend.
No Actually, Judas was a gold-digger, well... a silver-digger in this case.
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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That's why Judas kills himself later - he's so disgusted with his God that he chooses to destroy his body, his temple.
It's true that he killed himself but he wasn't disgusted with God... Judas was disgusted with Himself for being such a treacherous person.
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Poor Judas.
Poor Judas is in hell right now.
mike

AOL

#490534 Feb 18, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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I think the very best we can do for them is to help them realize that other people's understandings of reality are equally valid to their own. Kind of an empathy training. Most will fail here, though.
Thanks

Just my attempt at some humor!
mike

AOL

#490535 Feb 18, 2013
lil whispers wrote:
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The spirit is serious as a heart beat or the blink of a eye.
God is not be mocked and His Book is not to be mocked either.
Or else what?

Do you have the power, or just wishful thinking?

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#490536 Feb 18, 2013
Clementia wrote:
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How sick and stupid were the people in the middle east, if God had to give them lectures like this? Ewwwwww, yuck!!
Would ya like for me to tell you all about uncleaness of a woman when she flowers and the uncleaness of a man ya know it is in the Holy Bible.
mike

AOL

#490537 Feb 18, 2013
lil whispers wrote:
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Turn ye not unto idols nor make to yourselves molten gods.I am the Lord your God.Leviticus 19:4
And the simple-minded said "Amend".

“Painters Find Beauty in Life ”

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#490538 Feb 18, 2013
Qu_innocence wrote:
<quoted text>Parlons un à l'autre en français à partir de maintenant. Que voulez-vous dire? Vous parlez couramment le français ou avez-vous parfois utiliser le traducteur aussi?
Bonsoir Qu,
Comme vous le savez je suis un créole, j'ai grandi en parlant français, il fait partie de mon patrimoine, je parle aussi le créole de Louisiane qui est un dialecte et très différent du français standard.

P.S.

Il est peut-être préférable pour nous de parler en anglais, que pensez-vous?

“Painters Find Beauty in Life ”

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#490539 Feb 18, 2013
LAWEST100 wrote:
<quoted text>Bonsoir mon amie Seraphine, and a Blessed evening to you.
Bonsoir mon ami, thank you for your kind greetings as always.

Since: Oct 12

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#490540 Feb 18, 2013
And you shall not go up by the steps to My altar that your nakedness may not be exposed on it.
Exodus 20:26

“Runner John Green disqualified”

Since: Aug 12

4 Bible Scripture on headband

#490541 Feb 18, 2013
Grace Walker wrote:
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We have men who try to be seductive too Quin.
Oh please, I work out for health reasons, Silly Woman.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#490542 Feb 18, 2013
Chris Clearwater wrote:
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.... My hope, my wish is that people can see how good God is, He is still today making people free!....
People see that all the time. The problem for Christianity and the Churches is that it is rarely seen in the Churches or Christians.

I read posts here and elsewhere and all I see is hatred for their neighbors and trying to force people to live by their doctrines' standards.

I find it disgusting.
What kind of perverts spend so much of their energytrying to force other adults to have sex the way they think is right ?

If one doesn't believe in X in the bedroom then don't do X in your bedroom and stay the hell out of other people's bedrooms.

It is written "if thine eyes offend thee pluck them out". It does NOT say 'remove the thing that offends thee', nor to 'pluck out the eyes of others'.

Howver, since most Christians don't follow the teachings of Jesus anyway, I expect them to continue being godless hate-nongers.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#490543 Feb 18, 2013
Qu_innocence wrote:
<quoted text>You ever heard of a homosexual organization named NAMBLA?
http://www.conservapedia.com/Journal_of_Homos...
It is much like the Roman Catholic Church.

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