Why Should Jesus Love Me?

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#542026 May 31, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
<quoted text>hey it's your fantasy, if you wanna pretend there is a castle too that's cool! But after the way you lied repeatedly over something as small as sourcing a quote it should be obvious I don't believe you on this. What was published? His legal insights into hypocrisy or his ground-breaking defense of "dude"? Well whatever it was it sure must be raking in the clients. The poor guy barely has 23 hours a day to post! LOL
One book and many articles and opinion pieces, in legal journals, newspapers and other publications.

Regrettably, not once have I used the word "dude" in any of my writings.

I'm thinking of doing it though, just for you.

“I.Spirit.Son.God”

Since: Jan 12

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#542027 May 31, 2013
Tully Blanchard wrote:
<quoted text>
Shut up already! There is only one thing that should be on peoples minds, and that's one Tully Blanchard. The man who changed professional wrestling forever.
FOUR HORSEMEN
not so writer!! that happen to Jimmy "superfly" snuka??? that the man there!

Since: Mar 09

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#542028 May 31, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
<quoted text>
.. on a different level, yes. The other senses compensate and what a blind or deaf person has never known is not grieved. What do you think is missing in the life of a person living without sight or hearing? Do you think you're better because you're 'normal' and have all your senses? That's certainly the impression I'm getting ..
.. living with a handicap is a different human experience, not an abnormal one. In essence, you are stereotyping and discriminating against the Deaf and Blind community by claiming they are abnormal. Need I mention politeness ??..
<quoted text>
.. ridicule is the earmark of all bullies ..
Yet you just got done ridiculing Christians. So does that make you a bully or just once again someone who is dishonest?

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#542029 May 31, 2013
trifecta1 wrote:
But science has definitely made huge progress in limiting the effects of the common cold and flu using the flu shot and the many medical remedies in the pharmacy. That is progress. Science has not made [any] progress in determining if homosexuality is a choice or not. So then we must go with what is natural and expected and the status quo, and homosexuality is not natural. <quoted text>Because it is a choice.
That makes no sense, and it's also inaccurate. We have greatly increased our knowledge about how human sexuality functions. Most likely, as with many other aspects of human psychology, sexuality is a mixture of nature and nurture: genetics and experience. But it's not a choice just because you want a convenient answer.

Moreover, what if sexuality was a choice? What difference would that make, if it were true? In fact, if being gay were a choice, and people chose to be gay, that merely implies that being gay is a superior alternative. So I don't see where you are going with that line of reasoning.

“A Universal Cause”

Since: Feb 09

The Cosmos

#542030 May 31, 2013
lil whispers wrote:
<quoted text>
Appeared on the ABC News Russian researchers discovered mammoth found in ice cavities in the remote arctic islands.In perfect preservation form.
Strange you should mention Noah too.As time tells all stories.
Some secrets are not well kept. Ole Noah may be in the next preview.God bless lu2
Ja... some interesting finds have been made, and as for Noah...'as in the days of Noah'... he was an interesting person, one who's great grandfather Enoch was very concerned... puzzeled!
Re Enoch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Enoch
The Book of Enoch (also 1 Enoch) is an ancient Jewish religious work, traditionally ascribed to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah.
The book is referred to, and quoted, in Jude 1:14–15
“Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying,“Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”

Compare this with Enoch 1:9, translated from the Ethiopic (found also in Qumran scroll 4Q204=4QEnochc ar, col I 16–18)
"And behold! He cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones To execute judgment upon all, And to destroy all the ungodly: And to convict all flesh Of all the works of their ungodliness which they have ungodly committed, And of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him."

^^^^^^^^^^
Legends of the Jews
by Rabbi Louis Ginzberg, a Talmudist and leading figure in the Conservative Movement of Judaism of the twentieth century.
http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts...

NOAH--THE BIRTH OF NOAH

Methuselah took a wife for his son Lamech, and she bore him a man child. The body of the babe was white as snow and red as a blooming rose, and the hair of his head and his long locks were white as wool, and his eyes like the rays of the sun. When he opened his eyes, he lighted up the whole house, like the sun, and the whole house was very full of light. And when he was taken from the hand of the midwife, he opened his mouth and praised the Lord of righteousness. His father Lamech was afraid of him, and fled, and came to his own father Methuselah. And he said to him: "I have begotten a strange son; he is not like a human being, but resembles the children of the angels of heaven, and his nature is different, and he is not like us, and his eyes are as the rays of the sun, and his countenance is glorious. And it seems to me that he is not sprung from me, but from the angels, and I fear that in his days a wonder may be wrought on the earth. And now, my father, I am here to petition thee and implore thee, that thou mayest go to Enoch, our father, and learn from him the truth, for his dwelling place is among the angels."

Take Care lil sister and God Bless. luvU2

“People power!”

Since: May 13

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#542031 May 31, 2013
Tully Blanchard wrote:
<quoted text>
Shut up already! There is only one thing that should be on peoples minds, and that's one Tully Blanchard. The man who changed professional wrestling forever.
FOUR HORSEMEN
Blanchard, you're a disgrace to the name of professional wrestling, you're now fired, I wish you the best in all your future endeavors.

PEOPLE POWER!

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#542032 May 31, 2013
_-Alice-_ wrote:
<quoted text>Do homosexuals exist in nature?

Yes, you say?

Then it's natural. Case closed.

Find another ridiculous argument to justify your fear.
It's hilarious that they actually believe it's true when they say homosexuality isn't natural.

Also, saying it's a choice is like telling an ice cream lover what ice cream tastes like, even if you've never had a single drop of ice cream in your life.

“A Universal Cause”

Since: Feb 09

The Cosmos

#542033 May 31, 2013
LAWEST100 wrote:
<quoted text> Good afternoon >>>>> Irrira <<<<<, hope alls well my friend, you won't need your sunglasses, lol.
Don't have too much to say as it is pass 2:00am here and I'm finally getting ready for bed, look forward to hearing from you later. God's Peace and Love to you.
Your good afternnon >>>Lawest<<< and our early Sat. am. 5-30.
I'll keep them just in case lol … my eyes and ears are very sensitive.“If thine eye be single it is full of Light” ja?… and “if you have ears to hear let them hear what the Spirit has to say...” No matter where these verses are found they are so true. My sensitivity to many things has had the medics guessing all my life when forced to have it checked more then a few times, but they can’t find the Spirit!… thought they could probe my mind too - psych - but told 'all clear'! I knew that.
… a Bible verse with a smile for today...
PROVERBS 25
24 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.
… and one of your favourite songs

Trust you have a Peace filled week-end filled with His Love. One Blessing in disguise my friend... you are held buzzily with the buzz.
~~smile~~ Til again... Take Care

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#542034 May 31, 2013
Mark wrote:
<quoted text>
Christianity did not succeed Judaism, it was created to destroy Judaism, It was Jews, the Galilean to be precise, that were converting the slaves to make them revolt. They actually set fire to a large part of Rome.
Christianity did not succeed Judaism, it destroyed religious liberty and replaced it by a state ideology. it is no real religion, it is an ideology.
Protestantism was a blessing because it allowed diversity. Some denominations were quit nice, like the quakers for instance. they allowed a personal relation with God without the clergy. But real religious freedom means allowing all religions, we are getting there now. In fact I see this fundamentalist rise more like a last grand stand to try to stop the inevitable. But already they are changing as the realize they will lose their members if they can not change their tone to a more positive one. In a free market you can win with negativity and repression.
As I see it Christianity and Islam are very much religions of warrior people. The Romans were an extreme warrior people and so were the Germanic and also the Arabs. That is why it is so repressive. That is why it is so sadomasochistic in nature. That is why their God is repressive king. That is what it says about our western culture. We are still busy trying to reform to a non warrior culture.(But western nations are still good for 80% of military power in this world). That is what patriotism (pater = father, male idea of a society) is still so important. That is why society is based on competition (conflict) rather than cooperation. But we are changing. Change is inevitable.
I can't agree that Christianity was not intended to succeed Judaism. That's the whole reason the Hebrew Bible was included in the Christian Bible. Jesus was supposed to be the Jewish savior (never mind that Jesus didn't fulfill the Hebrew prophesies of who the messiah was supposed to be/what he was supposed to do).

I don't know why you attack Christianity yet give Judaism a pass. Judaism is alot more warlike than Christianity, at least ideologically. Christianity in practice has been more warlike simply because the Jews were dispersed into a diaspora; they had no more opportunity to ethnically cleanse their neighbors. So I'd say that all of the Abrahamic religions are potentially dangerous to a civil society and are morally outdated.

Since: Mar 09

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#542035 May 31, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
<quoted text>
What do you think is missing in the life of a person living without sight or hearing?..
I am gonna go out on a limb and say their about to see and hear. But I know a place that always needs donors and since you don't think sight or hearing is such a big deal can I let them know you will be donating your eyes? You can even keep your hearing. You want to start the process or are you done trying to b.s. people because you painted yourself into a corner? Of course it's a big disadvantage to be blind or deAf. And people overcome it and still live productive lives but they absolutely miss out on some things. You minimizing how important seeing or hearing is if anything cheapens all people have done to overcome that on their lives. Buy don't worry I'm sure something will come along soon enough that you can fake indignation over.

“People power!”

Since: May 13

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#542036 May 31, 2013
trifecta1 wrote:
<quoted text>not so writer!! that happen to Jimmy "superfly" snuka??? that the man there!
No actually it should be me, Mr. John Laurinaitis, Executive vice president of talent relations and the man who destroyed Tully Blanchard along with the four horsemen back in 1987.

PEOPLE POWER

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#542037 May 31, 2013
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>
It's hilarious that they actually believe it's true when they say homosexuality isn't natural.
Also, saying it's a choice is like telling an ice cream lover what ice cream tastes like, even if you've never had a single drop of ice cream in your life.
That's the funniest part: being lectured about homosexuality by someone who hasn't a clue about it. Anyone who shows that kind of dishonesty certainly undermines their credibility overall.

“People power!”

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#542038 May 31, 2013
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>
It's hilarious that they actually believe it's true when they say homosexuality isn't natural.
Also, saying it's a choice is like telling an ice cream lover what ice cream tastes like, even if you've never had a single drop of ice cream in your life.
You know what else is hilarious? You're fired, best wishes in all your future endeavors.

“People power!”

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#542039 May 31, 2013
Oh yeah..... PEOPLE POWER!

“People power!”

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#542040 May 31, 2013
Peace_Warrior wrote:
<quoted text>
Your good afternnon >>>Lawest<<< and our early Sat. am. 5-30.
I'll keep them just in case lol … my eyes and ears are very sensitive.“If thine eye be single it is full of Light” ja?… and “if you have ears to hear let them hear what the Spirit has to say...” No matter where these verses are found they are so true. My sensitivity to many things has had the medics guessing all my life when forced to have it checked more then a few times, but they can’t find the Spirit!… thought they could probe my mind too - psych - but told 'all clear'! I knew that.
… a Bible verse with a smile for today...
PROVERBS 25
24 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.
… and one of your favourite songs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =IvfsfS6NVUcXX
Trust you have a Peace filled week-end filled with His Love. One Blessing in disguise my friend... you are held buzzily with the buzz.
~~smile~~ Til again... Take Care
I know this isn't a good time to say this but... you're fired, I wish you the best in all your future endeavors

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#542041 May 31, 2013
trifecta1 wrote:
A 2000yr religion Christianity should be criticized by it's opponents openly and Christians should defend happily openly and not complain.
Except that you've been complaining about our criticism of Christianity for at least months.
trifecta1 wrote:
Homosexuality should be criticized openly by it's opponents, that is not scapegoating
You do more than criticize. You dehumanize and marginalize people like gays and atheists, and make the lives of each more difficult and more dangerous.
trifecta1 wrote:
Any effort to stifle that criticism is anti-american communism and a trample on the Bill of Rights.
Disagree.

We can stifle your church using argument, exhortation and ridicule, and all of them are as red, white and blue as apple pie. Your church has done the same to its targets under American law since the inception of the country, and has just begun experiencing being subject to the same itself.

So far, you've lost a lot of ground, but maybe that will start to turn around for you soon.

May the kindest, the most reasonable, and the most appealing argument prevail.
3 score and half year ago

Upper Darby, PA

#542042 May 31, 2013
LAWEST100 wrote:
<quoted text> That is eluding to IDOLATRY not actual real "gods" of which they do not exist, anything that you love so much and put above and ahead of Christ is considered the God that YOU worship.........and that can be anything in this world.
The Lord said that where a man's treasure is that is where his heart is also.
This is a very lame explanation and deceiving.

Read the bible for what it says.
If it says that there are other gods then that's exactly what it means, not some duped up BS excuses to try to defend monotheism.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's teapot

#542043 May 31, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
Where in the Bible does it condone slavery?
The Midrash and its function. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midrash , also http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Catholic_Encycl... (1913)/Midrashim

More about slavery in the OT from Judaic Midrash halakha, "VE-eileh ha-mishpatim" (AND these are the statutes). It was a deeper explanation kept by the Rabbi's concerning OT text. An exegesis of the Torah.

Quoting: "Your slaves and maidservants that you shall possess from the nations that surround you, from them you may purchase slaves and maidservants. Also, from the children of the sojourners who reside with you from them you may purchase [slaves], and from their families that live among you that were born in your land.[All these] shall be your permanent possession. You shall will them as inheritance to your children after you as hereditary property; you shall keep them in servitude permanently. However regarding your bretheren, Bnei Yisroel, man over his brother, you must not rule over him to crush him." - Vayikra 25:39-46

Commentary: A non-Jewish servant, however, can be passed on to descendants through inheritance! The possession of a non-Jewish slave is eternal. But note another difference: A Jewish slave may not be subjected to “hard labor”(b’farech); a non-Jewish slave has no such condition. Seemingly, a non-Jewish slave may be worked to the bone with the most menial of work.

As mentioned above, a Jewish servant must be released after six years of work.

Not so, however, is the case for a non-Jewish slave. How are we supposed to understand that they are kept forever? How are we to allow hard labor for someone who was purchased like property? How can we understand the purchase of another human being at all?

The institution of slavery represents a blurring of the line dividing human personhood from property. This blurring is reflected clearly in some of the laws recorded in the parasha (Note that I am treating the institution of slavery in toto, without reference to the important distinction between Hebrew slaves and Canaanite slaves, as in Vayikra 25:39-46):

(a) When a master strikes his slave and the slave subsequently dies (after 24-48 hours), the master is exempt from punishment "because he is his property" (21:21-22. Rashbam: "and the law allows him to strike him in order to chastise him.")

(b) An ox that gores and kills a slave subjects its owner only to a 30-shekel fine and not to "ransom money" designed to redeem the master from a death penalty (21:29-32).

(c) The master may (sometimes) compel his slave to cohabit with a slave-girl and the children will belong to the master (21:4). http://www.yu.edu/ http://www.slideshare.net/steiny100/jewish-sl...

"the children will belong to the master"

I'm disgusted, are you?

Biblical verse that relate directly to the Midrash exegesis.

Genesis 17:13, Genesis 17:27, Exodus 20:10, Exodus 21:1-4, Exodus 21:7, Exodus 21:8, Exodus 21:16, Exodus 21:20-21, Exodus 21:26-27, Leviticus 19:20-22, Leviticus 25:39, Leviticus 25:44-46, Leviticus 25:48-53, Numbers 31:28-47, Deuteronomy 15:12-18, Deuteronomy 21:10-14, Deuteronomy 20:14, Deuteronomy 23:15-16, 2 Samuel 9:10

The NT didn't abolish slavery or change anything stated in the OT, it only stated that all people, slave, Gentile etc., were open to following the NT/OT - religion. Mark 14:66, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Colossians 3:11,1 Timothy 6:1-2

There are likely more verses in the OT/NT that speak of slavery in the sense that it was natural, and condoned by the deity. Something that was a part of daily life. Genesis would be a good example of this, since it's said to have been communicated to the Moses! by the Yahweh!, for instance.

If people insist there was contamination of biblical text by tampering/addition/editing, then consider just how much of it you can trust as being "the Yahweh! words", or the words and desires of man himself, and not from the deity at all.

“FOUR HORSEMEN!”

Since: May 13

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#542044 May 31, 2013
Mr_ Excitement wrote:
<quoted text>
No actually it should be me, Mr. John Laurinaitis, Executive vice president of talent relations and the man who destroyed Tully Blanchard along with the four horsemen back in 1987.
PEOPLE POWER
Well look who it is! One Tully Blanchard has been waiting since 1987 to get revenge on you, Laurinaitis, so i'll put this plain and simple. You-Me wrestlemania 30, I quit match.
Mark

Hedel, Netherlands

#542045 May 31, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
<quoted text>
.. thanks. Your posts usually require some thought. The above is such an example ..
.. one more favor? Your thoughts on Hinduism ??..
Hinduism a very old "religion", probably the oldest, in which male and female still have equal places.

Actually it is not a religion. Westerners think it is a religion because they can not conceive that thousands of very different cults could live harmoniously, if Protestants and Catholics can not even go through the same door without murdering each other ferociously.

Hinduism does not exist, it is a name given by the English to the complex, incredibly divers practices, rituals, philosophies they saw. But since there was no religious fight they concluded this was the most chaotic and confusing religion they ever saw. A mess.

Hinduism is the religious freedom we also had in the Roman empire before Christianity. But Hinduism is based on an entirely different culture than western culture. Hinduism is based on the idea that religious freedom and diversity is based on social conformity.

This may sound paradoxical, but you can only have religious freedom without fights if you demand respect from all concerned for each others beliefs, practices, preferences.

In the West it is the opposite. Look at us, look how we are fighting, trying to destroy each others ideas, and in the process antagonise each other. We still live by the Monotheist principle: there can only be one truth. And as everyone believes this happens to be his own truth, we fight to let our truth be victorious, and take it as an attack on our person if someone attacks our ideas. And we see it as a condition for religious freedom that we can do this.

Hindus will never attack each others ideas, but neither do they accept that others will impose their ideas on them. This strict social code of respect is what makes it work. It offers great individual freedom and social stability.

Our civilisation is technically very advanced but socially we still have a long path to go. The west is all about competition. Since Christianity lost her absolute power we now have a system in which ideologies fight each other, in our political system we call this party democracy, and we can not conceive their could be a better system since man is egoistic and will always fight. Western man that is. Because this still is warrior cult in which fractions fight over power.

India is more a matriotic society than a patriotic society. They still revere the mother Goddess. A patriotic society want its men to fight for it (and its father god), a matriotic society takes care of its citizens like the mother goddess.(Kennedy: Do not aks what your country can do for you but what you can do for you country).

Such a society is more loving and creates wealth in another way. India was for more than a thousands years the richest country on Earth, and it did it without exploitation of others. this ended with the British rule. The Europeans relied like all warrior people on the exploitation of other peoples. This is not necessary, it is only in the mind of us westerners that survival depends on dog eats dog. That if we will not do it to them, they will do it to us. Dog eat dog. That is why we will always need the most and biggest weapons.

I can't say much specific on Hinduism as it is diverse. They have a simple principle in common: The Divine is all and in all. So everything in Narute and every being deserves respect. In our culture God is outside of nature, and we people first have to gain respect. And we have little respect for people with different ideas or habits or preferences.

In Hinduism you have 12 or so different kind of marriage contracts. You can marry each other pure for lust if you like. It that is what you two want to agree on, that is your business. They respect peoples nature whatever it is, as long as the conform socially and do not impose it on others. Diversity is the key.

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