Sure it is. You teach each other by example, as do we.
What is this need you have ...you v. we, us v. them ...why are you compelled to separate people into groups?
Right goes to work, left to the gas chambers.
When in the world and you look upon someone, do you immediately begin to assess the individuals worth or value to the whole of the human species? I ask because you appear to fixate on categorization. It's as if you don't see individuals ...you see specimens. To you the macro is a scary ordeal.
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ti cket/immigration-restrictionis t-groups-hope-launch-grassroot s-revolt-against-190447654--el ection.html Here's a sad dose of REALITY for the GOP: Immigrants of color will NEVER trust what the Republican Party in America says to them,as far as the GOP trying to convince them that they 'CAN' be fair,open-minded,and unbiased is concerned. After years and years and years of turning their noses up at voters of non-European descent,the GOP is now having to face the REALITY of millions of voter-eligible immigrants turning their noses up at THEM.
<quoted text> You are incorrect. My attitude toward the Christians here was mostly formed when none of you would take a stand for what was right regarding the Dimwit. Had anybody at all come forward then, things would have been much different. I explained it at the time: I no longer felt any duty to consider the feelings or opinions of any Christian on this thread. And I still don't. <quoted text> I didn't ask for or require your apology. What I needed from you and/or any other Christian here was to take an impartial stand and rebuke the Dimwit. He was and is clearly in the wrong. You made your choice. And you fanned a fire that way. Don't worry about it. It's spilled milk now. Try to do better next time if you're displeased with the way things worked out here. In the meantime, my relationship with Dim and with the other Christians of this thread is pretty much determined. I'm not expecting remorse from the Dimwit or for any Christian to suddenly stand up and do the right thing. It's not what you do. You all would rather be silent about the Dimwit, and Dim has long ago forgiven himself. I haven't.
Sh!t fire Jocko ...if no one cared then, do you think you're continued rants will make'em care now. I believe you to be quite mad.
<quoted text> Revelation 2:28 And I will give him the morning star. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
... and 2/7 "To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God."
11 "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death."
17 “To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.”
*3/5 "He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels."
12 "Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name."
21 "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne."
And to all 7... “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” ***
22 16 "I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." ***
How much has misconstrued the 'morning star'? I know what it means to you and me as equally as does... the rest. Amen Sister Friend... keep flying with the angels!
<quoted text>One can only wonder at people being so scared? Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Let us give them Prayers and Scriptures, showing them that there is nothing to be scared of......
Tis nothing to fear or be scared of. Tis the difference of walking in the dark, verses walking in the light. Scripture can be a way of life. Prayer is the direct line to love. God bless.
<quoted text> I disagree that religion cannot or must not be private. I don't see why being part of the human experience and man's history makes it a public matter.Hemorrhoids are part of the human experience and man's history, too.<quoted text>
.. do you advocate schools quit teaching mythology? How can Mayan history be taught without touching on their religious beliefs ??..
.. we're in a public discussion forum where people's religious views are the very basis for much of their reasoning, a place where everyone has a right to voice their thoughts. To confine such free flow to homes and churches is in direct contradiction to our constitution ..
.. besides, if believers are told they must keep it private, they will go underground. I'd rather know what they're thinking ..
[QUOTE who="It aint necessarily so"]<quoted text> I don't think so. I think it's more like telling gays to confine sexual acts to their private spaces.
.. there is a direct correlation. For thousands of years, homosexuals were only open about their orientation in the privacy of their homes and in gay clubs. Are you advocating Christians go into the closet ??..
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text> I don't see where that comes from. We would not have the freedoms that we enjoy today had we not had vigorous secularists neutering the church and forcing it out of government.
.. my understanding is somewhat different. During the first constitutional convention, the very idea of who would say an opening prayer was in dispute. A Baptist, a Presbyterian? It was only after much negotiation that our forefathers agreed the prayer would be non-denominational, the very idea of a state-sponsored church was rejected and the beginning of a secular government was formed ..
.. if I'm incorrect, please clarify my understanding ..
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text> I think you give religion a lot of undeserved credit.
.. perhaps but religion is not about to go away in the near future so a peaceful co-existence must be attained. We cannot continue down the path of Muslims declaring Christians infidels or Christians detesting atheists. We both know where that leads ..
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>I don't see any loss to anybody if religion disappeared from the earth except to the parasitic priestly class.
.. since religion is not going to disappear, we must find a way to live peacefully with what we have ..
And he shewed me a a pure river of water of life clear as crystal proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
In the midst of the street of it and either side of the river was there the tree of life which bare twelve manners of fruit and yeilded her fruit every month and the leaves of the tree were for healing of the nations.
And there shall be no more curses:but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it and his servants shall serve Him.
And they shall see his face and his name shall be in their foreheads.
And there shall be no night there and they need no candle neither light of the sun;for the Lord God's giveth them light and they shall reign for ever and ever. Revelations 22:1-5
<quoted text> I addressed to anyone who care to talk about it.Why are you so scared of people who talk of such things??I was not talking about a prediction made by another human being.(your may 2011)do not believe in such groups.I ask questions was no scare tactics involved.`Nothing imaginator or raving about it nothing is impossibe with God.Wrong people have disappeared with no trace period.You never addressed one question asked.And the reference to in the field one taken one left is in the Holy Bible.
Many seem to have their interpretation on this lil sister... as you know. Many link it to what became known as 'Rapture'... that term is not in the bible, but I believe means something like 'taken'.
Matthew 24 40 "Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left."
I reckon with you there in NM there must be evidence of this? I do not associate this with a rapture but literally as it describes. It is an open book for ears that can hear! Not thinking of scare tactics either, just cold hard facts. people truly are 'taken' all over the earth...
And you are right, nothing – absolutely nothing – is impossible with God. LuV U 2 and God Bless.
<quoted text> Could just go with the word of God that says no man knows. His word also tells us that His own people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Anyone that says they know when Jesus Christ comes back with a specific time is of the devil if Gods word be true. It is.
Chris, you seem to be overlooking the point that the Word of God has no meaning to me, in the way you indicate. The best knowledge is it is the word of man. We have no evidence to prove otherwise. We know that man learned to write words long before the writings in the Bible, and the words used are words that men use. We have no information to support the existence of a God, or if a God did exist that it would use Words, or if it used words that they would be the same as what men would say. Basically the whole thing reeks of man.
Referring a non-believer to something that he has no belief in is basically just attempting to insult that person, or to state that his opinion is of no value, because in spite of his not having a belief in a god, he must read the words you state that God gave anyway.
Besides, I, and likely all of the other participants here, already know, or at least knew at one time, the Bible, since most of us were indoctrinated into it since early childhood. You are not providing any startling new information to make anyone consider taking another look at why they have no belief. They have no belief, period. That is all.
In addition, no one on any of the threads on Topix that I have participated has provided even one piece of information that indicate that a god exists. Yes, some people have made claims, but none of the claims are valid. All have either been proved false or were never valid in the first place.
<quoted text>Those are not proven false. Those are simply acts of God you don't believe He did. Not unique, many do not believe the bible. I don't believe what you claim is a likely explanation for how human emerged, you do. You don't believe the God of the bible exist, I do. You don't believe my philosophy, and I reject yours. It's really that simple. What is the point of any further discussions?
I don't believe I have given a claim as to how humans' emerged, other than a vague statement that I believe that evolution has been proved to have occurred, which is true, but I didn't specify how humans came about in that process. Actaully I don't know how, though I know that other people have made some very probably proposals and have found a lot of evidence to show some of the steps in the development of man from his earlier ancestors.
To believe in Creation is about the same as stating I believe that a fairy can wave a magic wand and make anything he/she wants appear. I don't believe such a thing is possible.
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