Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#765373 Aug 5, 2014
Joyful8118 wrote:
Wow, my kids both love fresh kale. I was surprised even though they both have always loved almost every fruit and vegetable. First time I ever made it. I boiled it with bacon - added salt, pepper, garlic salt, and seasoning salt. Also had grilled ham and cheese. Amazing!! Any other ideas? We will definitely be making this again.
Yes!!

Serve the kids some sauteed Habakkuk!

Yum, it's more tasty than udder even.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#765374 Aug 5, 2014
scaritual wrote:
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"When we say ... that he, Jesus Christ, our teacher,
was crucified and died, and rose again, and ascended into heaven,
we propose nothing new from what you believe about those you consider sons of Zeus"
— Justin Martyr, First Apology 21.1 (100–165CE)
Interesting ...
Most myths incorporate the supernatural and often contain deity beliefs, with those theists that worshiped a deity or deities in the myths being actual living characters included as an element of those mythic stories.
Theology is a subset of mythology which attempts to separate some of those deities that are still believed in — away from — their mythic origins, and assert them as being real.
Theists believe in the mythology, but do not see it as mythology.
Theists rely on theology to make sense of the various contradictions within the mythology they believe in, and at the center of the mythology the deity is the most glaring and obvious example of its lack of reality. The one constant within both mythology and theology are the supernatural components unsupported by any verifiable evidence or proofs.
Many elements within mythology can be connected to actual persons, cultures, historical places, and at times historical events.
Consider the Minotaur. Born of a union between Pasiphaë and the Cretan bull that was given by Poseidon. The Minotaur is a famous and supernatural creature of myth. The Palace of Knossos at Crete is an actual known of and verified place, associated with the myth of the Minotaur.
That does not make Pasiphaë that birthed the Minotaur, the Minotaur, the Cretan bull, nor Poseidon a reality.
Theologians study their religious texts and think that by connecting actual historical places, verifiable events, and real elements mentioned in the myth they believe in, also validates the never verified and never proved supernatural components found in the myth and that somehow confirms their myth based religious beliefs are a literal truth and an absolute reality.
They present those correlations and anything else no matter how biased or insubstantial it may be, claim that as proof to their fellow theists who also believe in the myth and say:
"I have found legitimate unbiased evidence and proof of our deity, our belief is real!"
Theist look to the theologians, or at the least, people who have their approval by way of possessing some special credential, authority or power they feel can substantiate the belief. Theists feel theology authenticates their mythological beliefs.
Theologians and others labor like medieval alchemists trying to reveal what other meanings might be contained in those cryptic and primitive texts other than the most obvious and logical meanings, that literally, are evident and clear, but the theologian must find more in a never ending attempt to prove the deity isn't mythology and often resorts to nonsensical interpretations to do so, since they have never found actual proof of the deity itself.
The theologian must find the magic formulas in those pages, otherwise his efforts are ultimately fruitless and in vain. As it ever has been for every theologian or equivalent before him, none have succeeded at anything more than endeavor to separate the gods of theology from mythology and hoping to find a reality, yet never finding that prize.
They've done no more than practice what equates to, "Mytheology".
"Mytheology" ~/ The in depth study by theologians of supernatural deities and supernatural elements within mythology never known or proven to be real, believed by theologians and theists to representing a literal reality, and able to be proven, but never succeeding in doing so.
Stilgar has raised the question "what if it's a true mythology?"

hahaha

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#765375 Aug 5, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
Stilgar has raised the question "what if it's a true mythology?"
hahaha
What's wrong with that?

After all, the Redneck is a married bachelor.

Habakkuk!!

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#765376 Aug 5, 2014
Establishing Your Heart Through Meditating God's Word - Written by Jerry Savelle

It is very important for you to realize the need of establishing your heart in God's Word, but it is even more important to know how to go about it. It would be ridiculous for me to tell you the importance of establishing your heart in the Word without then instructing you in how it is done.

Invest In Your Own Spirit
There have been enormous amounts of money and effort spent teaching men how to establish and build up their physical bodies. Even more has been spent in developing and building up men's minds.

The one area that has been almost totally ignored is the establishing and building up and exercising of the spirit man, the reborn man inside you.

It should be of utmost importance to us that the human spirit be taught and trained and cultivated until it has gained the ascendancy over the mind and body. This is God's intention for the Body of Christ. The Believer today should be governing his body and his mind with the Word of God.

There is a method presented in God's Word whereby your heart can become established on God's Word and that method is meditation in the Word.

Meditation Is The Key
Meditating the Word of God is the key to establishing your heart. God told Joshua to meditate in the Word. Look at Joshua 1:8:
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Within this Scripture is God's formula for prosperity, success, and dealing wisely in all the affairs of life: Talk the Word, meditate on the Word, act on the Word.

Meditating the Word causes God's Word to indwell you. It will cause your heart to become established, fixed, and settled. Consequently, you will not be moved by the circumstances and situations around you. Let's look at Psalm 1:1,
Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly…. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
This man delights in the law of the Lord and he meditates it day and night. As a result, he is fruitful in every situation and he prospers in everything he sets his hand to.

Day And Night
How would you like every Christian endeavor you are involved in to prosper and come to full maturity? The key to this kind of success is meditation in God's Word day and night.

Meditation is more than just reading the Word. To meditate the Word literally means to fix your mind on the Word and dwell on it in your thought life day and night. You can meditate the Word while you are driving a car, buying groceries, washing dishes, or sitting at the dinner table.

I meditate the Word almost constantly. Many times while I travel between meetings, I dwell on certain Scriptures and just let them roll over and over in my thinking. By doing this, those Scriptures leave my head and get down in my heart. Then the Holy Ghost paints a picture inside me and I will begin to see myself in the light of that Word.

There are some things you need to know about preparation to meditate God's Word. As an example for you, I want to describe how I go about meditating the Word in my own life.

http://www.cfaith.com/index.php/article-displ...

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#765377 Aug 5, 2014
Establishing Your Heart Through Meditating God's Word - Written by Jerry Savelle

Meditation: How I Do It
The first thing I do is pray in the spirit. The Bible says that when you pray in an unknown tongue, your mind is unfruitful. This is my goal: to get my mind in neutral. I pray in the spirit until I can get my mind to shut down; then I will be able to hear the voice of the Spirit of God.

Let me just say here that it is difficult to watch television for a couple of hours and then expect to immediately begin meditating the Word. You cannot make the switch effectively without some kind of preparation.

Once I have my mind quiet, I begin to read over the particular Scriptures I intend to meditate. I read them over and over and over until I have a mental picture of what it is saying.

As this picture is formed in my mind, I put my Bible down and begin to dwell on it. If I have trouble getting a clear picture, I go back and read it again. After some time spent this way, that picture will become so vivid in your thinking that you can almost see the expressions on the faces.

Those Scriptures will become so real to you that you will never forget them. They will actually become a part of you!

As the Holy Spirit paints a picture in my spirit, I just sit quietly, absorbing it and allowing that Word to absorb me. Then I purposely listen to the voice of the Spirit of God.

He Was There First
You see, the Holy Spirit was on the scene when Jesus walked the earth. He was there at Pentecost. He was there during the Acts of the Apostles. He was the One Who inspired holy men to write these things on paper so that you and I could enjoy them and benefit from them today.

The Holy Spirit was there and He fully understands what the Word is saying. The same Holy Spirit is within me so I say this to Him: "Holy Spirit, You were there when this took place. You were there causing these things to be performed. You are in me now so, in the Name of Jesus, I expect You to reveal to me the deep things of God."

At this point, it is as if a movie screen is flipped on in my mind. I begin to visualize on that screen what the Word is saying; and the Holy Ghost begins to explain it to me step by step. As a result of that, I never forget His explanations; I never forget the things I learn this way.

This is how I became established in Philippians 4:19. I meditated on that Scripture until it became as much a part of me as my right arm. At that point in my life, I needed to know that God would meet my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

The truth of that Scripture is in my heart today and you will never convince me that God will not meet my needs. When a financial need arises, I refuse to bow to it. I refuse to let go of my faith because my heart is established in Philippians 4:19. It is a reality inside me and I will not be moved or shaken.

Whenever a financial need arises now, I am not shaken by it. I have my heart established because I took the time to meditate God's Word in this area. There are plenty of opportunities to be shaken, but I refuse to receive them. I just go to the throne and have a little talk with my Father and my Lord Jesus.

http://www.cfaith.com/index.php/article-displ...

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#765378 Aug 5, 2014
Stilgar Fifrawi wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes. I prefer it with crackers.
You meant the soup, right?
No. I meant Buck's illegitimate son.

http://prod.static.titans.clubs.nfl.com/asset...

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#765379 Aug 5, 2014
sweets2360 wrote:
<quoted text>
And who the heck is Trina and what is the name of the surgeon? Don't you just love stories like that, that you cant check with the actual participants? They could use my name. They need to show the x-rays before and after and eliminate any chance they are not switched with another person.
Some people will believe anything if it says god did it, without checking anything at all.
One has noticed.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#765380 Aug 5, 2014
Joyful8118 wrote:
Wow, my kids both love fresh kale. I was surprised even though they both have always loved almost every fruit and vegetable. First time I ever made it. I boiled it with bacon - added salt, pepper, garlic salt, and seasoning salt. Also had grilled ham and cheese. Amazing!! We will definitely be making this again.
"Any other ideas?"

Yes. Stop eating pork.

Allah frowns on it.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#765382 Aug 5, 2014
Wait, the sodding robocensor flagged THAT??

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#765383 Aug 5, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Habakkuk?
What a funny name!
I knew a girl who answered to Four Finger Sal.

I'm not sure why.

“The Intrepid”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#765384 Aug 5, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
You're the one who redefined "native" to not mean "of the group one belongs to" and you call me a backpeddler?
Nope. Isn't English your first language? Why so poor at understanding it?
I didn't redefine a fkg thing. They all live in the area and they're all native TO it. They are ALL descendants of the original natives.

lol, you appear so desperate to be right about everything when you're wrong about so very much.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#765385 Aug 5, 2014
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
"Any other ideas?"
Yes. Stop eating pork.
Allah frowns on it.
Pastor Catcher also disapproves of eating pork.

Pigs should be considered pets; friends.

We don't eat our pets and we don't eat our friends.

OK River, no wisecracks (pun semi-intended).

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#765386 Aug 5, 2014
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't redefine a fkg thing. They all live in the area and they're all native TO it. They are ALL descendants of the original natives.
lol, you appear so desperate to be right about everything when you're wrong about so very much.
You wrote:
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Nope, it's not. Those natives have always been there and it's other natives that killed them.
In your first use of "natives" you qualify with the statement "those who have always been there" strongly suggests you're talking about the "natives" who are indigenous to the area - the ones who were living there before the Europeans arrived. Especially since you qualified the term "natives" with "always been there."

Because...Europeans have not "always been there."

Your second use of the word "natives" is in the same sentence as your first, strongly suggesting you're using the same definition. In fact, no one would think you suddenly mean "meztiso" or "person who is the offspring of indigenous peoples and Europeans."

But it's nice that you can say one thing and totally mean something different, then accuse me of being a backpeddler.

Nano, you are intellectually incompetent.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#765387 Aug 5, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Pastor Catcher also disapproves of eating pork.
Pigs should be considered pets; friends.
We don't eat our pets and we don't eat our friends.
OK River, no wisecracks (pun semi-intended).
Swine will eat just about anybody...I mean anything. Bones and all.

I should probably say no more, counselor.

“The Intrepid”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#765388 Aug 5, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
You wrote:
<quoted text>
In your first use of "natives" you qualify with the statement "those who have always been there" strongly suggests you're talking about the "natives" who are indigenous to the area - the ones who were living there before the Europeans arrived. Especially since you qualified the term "natives" with "always been there."
Because...Europeans have not "always been there."
Your second use of the word "natives" is in the same sentence as your first, strongly suggesting you're using the same definition. In fact, no one would think you suddenly mean "meztiso" or "person who is the offspring of indigenous peoples and Europeans."
But it's nice that you can say one thing and totally mean something different, then accuse me of being a backpeddler.
Nano, you are intellectually incompetent.
You tried to compare the conflict with the one between European colonists and native American Indians. I showed that there was no comparison as it was native-on-native violence. Spin 'till yer dizzy, Alice, but you're still full of shyt. I'm competent enough to show you up for the nutcase that you are.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#765389 Aug 5, 2014
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
Swine will eat just about anybody...I mean anything. Bones and all.
I should probably say no more, counselor.
The witness is excused.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#765390 Aug 5, 2014
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>You tried to compare the conflict with the one between European colonists and native American Indians. I showed that there was no comparison as it was native-on-native violence. Spin 'till yer dizzy, Alice, but you're still full of shyt. I'm competent enough to show you up for the nutcase that you are.
I'm Alice, sir.

Try not to get your Asians mixed up.

Or your natives, for that matter.

Don't forget the lotion, Bill.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#765391 Aug 5, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
Stilgar has raised the question "what if it's a true mythology?"
hahaha
Yeah.

It's comments like that which you can't forget, when they come from a theist.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#765392 Aug 5, 2014
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>You tried to compare the conflict with the one between European colonists and native American Indians. I showed that there was no comparison as it was native-on-native violence. Spin 'till yer dizzy, Alice, but you're still full of shyt. I'm competent enough to show you up for the nutcase that you are.
Why lie, Nano?

No, I did not. I posted links describing the conflict as between illegal loggers and miners and natives.

The only thing you have demonstrated so far is a propensity to backpeddle, reinvent words on the fly, lie about what I wrote and use insults.

You're incompetent.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#765393 Aug 5, 2014
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm Alice, sir.
Try not to get your Asians mixed up.
Or your natives, for that matter.
Don't forget the lotion, Bill.
So nano's name is Bill?

He's really in a huff tonight.

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