Why Should Jesus Love Me?

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#523531 Apr 21, 2013
trifecta1 wrote:
<quoted text>Not really, it's not moving along quickly that all of the U.S will legalize same sex marriage. That is a myth.
Worse case scenario for Christians, would be if the supreme court strikes down federal law that says gay marriage is illegal.
Then that leaves the states. Especially southern states. And just like the supreme court many yrs ago legalize abortions, today abortion rights are scaled back dramatically in many states. Especially southern and and middle U.S states.
So I don't believe gay marriage will be legal in all of the U.S any time soon. Because even if the U.S supreme court says yes to gay marriage, just like abortions rights, the sates can do a lot to curtail the effect of the supreme court.
Aside from the obvious rightness of equal marriage rights for gays, there are some facts which can't be overlooked:

1) USA is the world leader in many things and thinks it is in others. Much of the world tries to Americanize in many of their customs, because they look to the US. With that in mind, the USA, seeing other progressive countries moving ahead of them on social issues, is not going to continue to sit back and stay way behind the times,

2) The public opinion in the USA already has moved to the majority favoring gay marriages, and with gay marriages being the main thing, with the inheritance and other benefits attached, that Americans have still demonized gays about 'legally', it will become legal. America, in spite of its backward mentality in certain Bible Belt states, is moving ahead and will continue to do so.

3) Human Rights are increasingly a world issue, again at least in the progressive countries, which the USA likes to think it is #1, and it will not go well with the USA for keeping its dominance in the world by being socially backward (perhaps a bit of a repeat of #1)

4) Your largest trading partner, and though a tiny population, a larger country on which you have over 5000 miles of common border with, has already, several years ago, legalized gay marriages, and again the USA is not going to stand back forever and let the world think, which it has for a long time, that Canada is a better country than is the USA.

5) Religion is rapidly declining in all western world countries, including the USA, and the anti-gay portion of Christianity only represents a few of the far right fundamentalist denominations of Christianity, so their influence is declining rapidly.

That should be enough for a while.

Since: Oct 12

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#523532 Apr 21, 2013
Tehee Candor wrote:
lil whispers - My Dear One ... I've been admiring your posting style for,... a time now. I didn't continue to hang in the neighborhoods you choose out here, but I must say, "What a pleasure it is to see you again!"
You are a Darling and Bless You for sharing with us this GQQd News.
Peace to You and Yours
<3 - TC
It's 67 degrees and very sunny. The birds sound lovely and the grass is plush. What a Beautiful Day it is in my neighborhood and I pray you are Blessed in the same way ... though we ALL know many are NOT that Blest, though they may still be in ways we know not ... yet.
IF / ASK / PRAY / BELIEVE
IT IS A MATTER of LIFE and DEATH, be it tomorrow or ....
These are NOT my WORDS ... but words I BELIEVE the SPIRIT OF JESUS.
Yes, that's what I BELIEVE and try to PRACTICE. They say "they", practice what you preach, but I say PRACTICE what you BELIEVE. Fret not what your neighbor believes or practices ... outside of loving them, there's nothing more important to do. CHARITY ... isn't just a NAME.
:)
Abit puzzled over this post of yours.Posting style is simple enough tis is whom I am.The sharing is a natural thing for me too.
What neighoor would you suggest I hang in please?(note to self watch the temptations)whispers.lol.Do like the practice what you believe.God bless.

Since: Jul 10

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#523533 Apr 21, 2013
Truths wrote:
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Free will is given by God.
They are free to choose what they will do-
I agree that man has no right to tell others who they can and should marry- that does not change the consequences in eternity for the choices we all make Boooots.
Choosing to be gay is choosing to go against God's word in matters of marriage. Many Christians think it is their job to tell others His truths on this matter- they feel called in that area of service. But SOME do so with hate in their hearts and just for the sake of 'being right'....and NOT with a heart for the people they are judging. There in is how the UN Christians will have their chuckle.... As a Christians misbehavior is judged EQUALLY as sinful- more so probably- because they say they are representing Christ.
Christians can not change the scriptures in order to make our loved ones feel better- nor to make others feel better about their wrongful choices. WE CAN ONLY tell you His truths regarding the consequences of choosing sinful lives. A non repentent soul does not go to eternity into heaven. ALL are offered the choice to turn to God for direction and healing- Gods mercy and grace give us ALL a way out- but many will choose to ignore His invitation.
For all Christians...this is key to keep in mind.
1 Peter 2:21-23 Christ himself suffered for you and left you an example, so that you would follow in his steps. He committed no sin, and no one ever heard a lie come from his lips. When he was insulted, he did not answer back with an insult; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but placed his hopes in God, the righteous Judge.(GNT)
That is of no relevance to me, though it might have been a few years ago, because I don't have a belief in a god, and therefore do not look to any god for guidance but rather look to my own conscience and education as to what is right.

I cannot in good conscience justify demonizing a group of people for being what they have no choice in, and because they have no choice in what they are, they have a right to participate in life as they enjoy, and this does not have any adverse effect on anyone who is not participating with them, so really is of no concern to anyone who is not gay, except as we as human beings should be concerned that all human beings be treated fairly, and without discrimination and persecution.

“MEET KIKI -She Seeks Home”

Since: Oct 10

With Established Harem

#523534 Apr 21, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
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I did miss it-as you said. I was [sin]ply mak'n the point that I believe you all should(in my opinion) be above the rhetoric I witness. I think more of youse than you realize...just say'n...
.. since being on this thread, I've never had such polite dung flung my way - everything from immoral to pervert and evil. Do you have any insightful advise on how to respond ??..

Since: Oct 12

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#523535 Apr 21, 2013
mike wrote:
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Do you post things even you don't understand?
Opps forgot you do not practice just ask questions to play games.
lol your done fellow.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#523536 Apr 21, 2013
Truths wrote:
GOD would prefer we all chose to do right
Your god doesn't exist.

We're not going to make much progress if you act as if I believe the things you say. I really don't care what you believe - just what you know and can demonstrate. So, when you make a statement or an argument that begins with an unshared premise, such as the existence of your god or of sin, it's a non-starter.
Truths wrote:
YOUR FAITH is in MAN
I seldom use the word about my own thinking. I let the religious have it, and use words like belief, trust and confidence to describe partial knowledge.

My hope is in man, not faith. Man has my love, respect, and best wishes.
Truths wrote:
the same type of 'man' that bombs people .... rapes, poisons,aborts and murders in other ways ... robs...abuses spouses and children.
No, not that kind. That kind don't generally make any contribution to mankind. The kind I am look to to lead us into a better future are much better than that.

Did you know that such people also exist? There are great people in the world, although you'd never guess it listening to you people or reading your bible.
Truths wrote:
Your only HOPE in this world is that God does NOT exist.
Yours, too. If your god existed, we'd all be totally screwed.
Truths wrote:
God on the other hand brings you throughand gives strength which you dodn't know you had.
Your god doesn't exist. It is a mythological creature like a satyr or a gargoyle. You don't buy into those as well, do you? How do you decide which creatures to reject?

Since: Jul 10

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#523537 Apr 21, 2013
trifecta1 wrote:
<quoted text>oy!, I'm not interested in what the human thinks is good for the human. I'm interested in what YHWH God says is good for the human.
The lifespan of a human on this earth is a shadow in the eyes of God. Human philosophy is pointless to me. God is eternal. So what God calls good, is what matters.
You do realize, of course, that all of your information about what you think God wants has come to you through the minds, mouths, and writings of humans, trifecta1. To my knowledge there are no known writings in the handwriting of God or Jesus, and we don't even know if a god has hands with which to write, because no one has a clue what this god might even look like.

Though, I think you, and many other people, want to say you separate what man says from what God says, you would have nothing that "God says" if man had not written the books and subsequently passed that information on generation after generation.

Aside from Islam and Mormonism (the only two I am particularly aware of) there are no claims to contact with God and receiving new words from Him in 2000 years. I doubt that many on this site give a lot of credence to the claims of Islam or Mormonism that their contacts with God are legitimate.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

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#523538 Apr 21, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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A documentary, but usually making fun of the subject while at the same time as bringing facts to the table.
Religulous was done by Bill Maher and shows mainly the ignorance of the highly religious. It pokes fun at a few major religions.
I actually learned a few things from it.
I didn't know before that Mormons believed their god is a physical being living on a non-existent planet named Kolob.
Ther's been lot'sa UFO activity in Utar too, so ther's no doubt he's still com'n back look'n fer them 12 solid gold plates what was barried in the desert. Heh heh...me an Lupy found 'em an we gived 'em ta her kids ta play with don'cha know...jist ask 'er!
None of us folks in the Swan system likes them degenerates in the Kolob system...ther all "turkeys" what still wears plastic panties...We should'a never gived 'em interplanetary vessels, an we apologize fer it. Ole' Lincoln was mad as hell over that one. Lil' Johnny Boothe had ta shoot 'em in the head ta shut 'em up.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#523539 Apr 21, 2013
_-Alice-_ wrote:
Which of my words made you think I found fault? I ask questions.
I don't remember, and I didn't keep a copy of the post. It got away. I wish I could find it. I can't recall you what caused me to think that. Sorry.

Since: Oct 12

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#523540 Apr 21, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
<quoted text> Prolly.
I didn't git no presents last year.
Geez do not want you left out.What could I wrap up and give to you even if it be belated.Sometime for jibber too.

hick-up

“squuuze me”

Since: Feb 09

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#523541 Apr 21, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. since being on this thread, I've never had such polite dung flung my way - everything from immoral to pervert and evil. Do you have any insightful advise on how to respond ??..
"polite dung flung" ...now that's funny!

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#523542 Apr 21, 2013
trifecta1 wrote:
oy!, I'm not interested in what the human thinks is good for the human. I'm interested in what YHWH God says is good for the human.
You're not really one of us any more. With an attitude like that, you've alienated yourself from humanity. What human being would write, "I'm not interested in what the human thinks is good for the human."

In any event, you lay a good foundation for the attitude, "I'm not interested in what Christians think is good."
trifecta1 wrote:
Human philosophy is pointless to me. God is eternal. So what God calls good, is what matters.
Your religion really needs to go.

Since: Dec 12

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#523543 Apr 21, 2013
I'm always getting dung thrown at me, I mostly try to ignore it. People who have to belittle others to make themselves feel better are not worth my time.

Jesus is though <3

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#523544 Apr 21, 2013
Jake at State Farm wrote:
Hello you fine people.
What are you wearing.."Jake from State Farm"?
Adam

Germany

#523545 Apr 21, 2013
Epiphany2 wrote:
GOOD
MORNING....It is SONday!!
“Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness.
Laugh when you can, apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can’t change.”
Thought for the Day!
Epiphany2 wrote:
Today's Prayer
God, please build your nature in me, so that I will love other people the way you want me to. Prepare me so that I respond in righteousness when attacks come from those who would mistreat me or act under an unholy power. Help me to be a vessel of honor to you and a light in the darkness. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for protecting me. Thank you for being you.
Prime time with God
Epiphany2 wrote:
Encouraging Words....
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Psalm 19:14
K-Love
Adam wrote:
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Romans 1:26-27
But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
Wow!!!!!

Since: Jul 10

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#523546 Apr 21, 2013
Truths wrote:
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Good post ((((((Boooots))))))) Mind if I give you a hug ? It's what I do (c:
I write on topix out of an old calling and partially habit friend. I was in this place when they were first turning on the lights and applying the first layer of paint. Back in the day where several of us Christians and a hand full of non believers were opening the original room on the topic of Christianity.
We had our learning moments together- as we figured out how to disagree yet get along with kindnesses as we learned about each others families, hopes and dreams.
I was a regular for near 5 yrs before backing off and out of the mix....
after many months of witnessing wrongful posts by Non Christians and Christians alike I finally gave in and left.
I do agree that by now most everyone who comes online has heard of God and Christ ... but maybe they formed wrongful opinions due to the misbehavior of others who claimed to be of God.
It may be that after 20 yrs of liberal take overs in media,politics and in schools -the brainwashed people do NOT really KNOW of THE REAL GOD ~ they have been coerced into the opposite life of which God intended us all to have. Therefore- it is very important for people to STILL bring Gods truths into the world in WAYS approved By GOD.
It might be important, but the real crunch is 'which are God's truths' when no God has yet ever been proved to exist, so we don't even know if what most people in the world follow, which includes for nearly 1/2, the Abrahamic God, of which there are thousands of differing opinions on, is actually an existing god, assuming that some god exists. So something being "truth" is relative to whoever claims it is truth.

I still think we humans would be better for having our personal beliefs which we guide our own lives by, but publicly sharing what we feel are ways for humans to help other humans to deal with human problems on this earth, of which there are many, and of which, no amount of beliefs in a god, will change, nor has ever changed in the past.

We know from historical proof that beliefs in gods, and differing beliefs in gods has created a lot of bad behavior of one human against another. Not all bad behavior comes from our beliefs in a god, but the fact that we hold such differing opinions and so many people place such high importance on gods, yet can't prove any of it, makes it very easy to justify bad behavior if it is being used against someone with a different opinion about a god.

I think humans need to be guided by what behavior they use does not cause harm to other humans, who aside from their opinions, are exactly the same in every other way as they are. With exceptions of handicapped individuals, we are all born much the same, all go through much the same growing stages, and all have to have food and shelter and protection from outside dangers in much the same way.

We are all human beings and we should be able to treat all other human beings in a way that is how we want all other human beings to treat us. With the exception of a few who get some enjoyment from being mistreated, most human beings seem to enjoy being treated well.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#523547 Apr 21, 2013
trifecta1 wrote:
you do see the title of the billboard right?
So what?

I haven't seen anybody post on that topic in my three months here except me. I'll repeat that comment:

[1] Jesus can't love you because he doesn't exist.

[2] If he did exist, he should love you because it is a categorical imperative for a god to love its creation.

Feel free to add your viewpoint, and anybody else who has one, and then we can move on. There isn't enough substance to that question to give it more than two sentences.

Since: Oct 12

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#523548 Apr 21, 2013
Epiphany2 wrote:
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What are you wearing.."Jake from State Farm"?
lol.I just dropped the key board off my lap.lol

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

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#523549 Apr 21, 2013
Jake at State Farm wrote:
Hello you fine people.
Jeeeeesus yer UGLY!
Tell that pimp o' yer's I want my 50 bucks back!

Since: Oct 12

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#523550 Apr 21, 2013
Adam wrote:
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Wow!!!!!
Yep one real sweet gal.

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