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    Today, 10:56 PM
    Hmmm http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2018/07/blind-item-8_17.html
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    Today, 10:19 PM
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    Today, 10:07 PM
    In your dreams
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    Today, 10:05 PM
    Perhaps Trump and his generals have already won. Perhaps they already have everything they need to take down a lot of traitors. Texts, phone calls, email. Hmmm, the NSA is quite powerful... Where is the server??? Hmmm, imagine if Trump has it... What about declassification of the OIG report? Hmmm, ideally Congress will get it released, but Trump has all the authority to release it himself (his Trump card, as it were)... Everything it seems is being timed for maximum effect just before the midterms.
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    Today, 09:54 PM
    This! Enjoy the show!
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    Today, 07:35 PM
    We will have to agree to disagree. Pence was the compromise to keep the establishment happy as far as I see it.
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    Today, 07:32 PM
    Rand was awesome. Great job!
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    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    A lot. Pence was a compromise decision by Trump in playing the game. That was not his first pick. With Rand as VP, he is protected much more than with Pence whose full loyalties are in question. Also, Rand is young enough where he can succeed him after Trump is done and continue the platform and Trump’s legacy. Trump knew his greatest Republican challenger was Rand, just as the Dems knew. He knows that Rand has the ear of independents and even some liberals. He was proven himself in his prison reform suggestions, been a consistent Constitutional conservative with a populist freedom message, and has clout within the black community. There would be no better VP to run with him than Rand next go around. I think Trump knows that.
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    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    Rand would be much more important as VP, especially given Trumps age and the amount of people who want to destroy Trump. If he is VP, his chance of one day becoming president is much higher than remaining as a senator and running again.
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    Yesterday, 11:34 PM
    Trump’s detente with Russia is one of his riskiest political moves to date, especially given the hysteria from the dems and the MSM regarding Putin and Russia. Now, Rand is going to Russia to speak with the leaders there. Who do you think is making those arraignments but Trump? It certainly wasn’t Bolton, who has finally seen the writing on the wall. When this move by Trump succeeds with Russia (and I believe it will), Rand would be remembered as one of the players who eased the strain and ushered in peaceful relations. He is being sent there as an ambassador to be groomed as the next in line.
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    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    Not sure if serious...
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    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    I believe Rand is being groomed to become the successor. He was always perceived by the DNC to be their greatest threat until Trump came and flipped the script. Since becoming President, Trump has treated Rand with respect and has listened to his advice, in particular with health insurance and likely with foreign policy. I would not be surprised if we see Pence ‘resign’ after this term ‘to spend more time with family’ and Rand be chosen as the VP in the next presidential election, in order to carry the torch another 8 years when Trump finishes his second term. A Trump/Paul ticket would likely lead to a blowout we have never seen before.
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    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    Please dear God tell me this is satire. And for the record, the precident was set on April 14, 1861.
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    Yesterday, 07:44 PM
    If they already published it, there is a copy somewhere. Somebody ought to photocopy the hell out of it and distribute it all across the country.
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    07-13-2018, 08:30 AM
    It’s hidden in this page, about 60% of the way down. This was the best source I could find on the internet. It’s from his commentary on Psalm 29 http://ia802605.us.archive.org/22/items/fathersofthechur013929mbp/fathersofthechur013929mbp_djvu.txt
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    07-12-2018, 10:13 PM
    No matter how much we may study, it is not possible to come to know God unless we live according to His commandments, for God is not known by science, but by the Holy Spirit. Many philosophers and learned men came to the belief that God exists, but they did not know God. It is one thing to believe that God exists and another to know Him. If someone has come to know God by the Holy Spirit, his soul will burn with love for God day and night, and his soul cannot be bound to any earthly thing. - St. Silouan the Athonite
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    07-12-2018, 10:13 PM
    Many rich and powerful men would pay dearly to see the Lord or His Most Pure Mother, but God does not appear in riches, but in the humble heart... Every one of the poorest men can be humble and come to know God. It need neither money nor reputation to come to know God, but only humility. - St. Silouan the Athonite
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    07-12-2018, 10:12 PM
    As it is impossible to verbally describe the sweetness of honey to one who has never tasted honey, so the goodness of God cannot be clearly communicated by way of teaching if we ourselves are not able to penetrate into the goodness of the Lord by our own experience. - St. Basil the Great
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    07-12-2018, 10:11 PM
    God loves us more than a father, mother, friend, or any else could love, and even more than we are able to love ourselves. - St. John Chrysostom
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    07-12-2018, 10:10 PM
    Truth is not a thought, not a word, not a relationship between things, not a law. Truth is a Person. It is a Being which exceeds all beings and gives life to all. If you seek truth with love and for the sake of love, she will reveal the light of His face to you inasmuch as you are able to bear it without being burned. - St.Nicholas of Serbia
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    07-12-2018, 10:10 PM
    The soul that loves God has its rest in God and in God alone. In all the paths that men walk in in the world, they do not attain peace until they draw nigh to hope in God. - St. Isaac the Syrian
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    07-12-2018, 10:09 PM
    How mistaken are those people who seek happiness outside of themselves, in foreign lands and journeys, in riches and glory, in great possessions and pleasures, in diversions and vain things, which have a bitter end! In the same thing to construct the tower of happiness outside of ourselves as it is to build a house in a place that is consistently shaken by earthquakes. Happiness is found within ourselves and blessed is the man who has understood this. Happiness is a pure heart, for such a heart becomes the throne of God. Thus, says Christ of those who have pure hearts: "I will visit them, and will walk in them, and I will be a God to them, and they will be my people." (II Cor. 6:16) What can be lacking to them? Nothing, nothing at all! For they have the greatest good in their hearts: God Himself! - St. Nektarios of Aegina
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    07-12-2018, 10:08 PM
    A certain monk told me that when he was very sick, his mother said to his father, "How our little boy is suffering. I would gladly give myself to be cut up into pieces if that would ease his suffering." Such is the love of God for people. He pitied people so much that he wanted to suffer for them, like their own mother, and even more. But no one can understand this great love without the grace of the Holy Spirit. - St. Silouan the Athonite,
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    07-12-2018, 10:07 PM
    The Lord loves all people, but He loves those who seek Him even more. To his chosen ones the Lord gives such great grace that for love they forsake the whole earth, the whole world, and their souls burn with desire that all people might be saved and see the glory of the Lord. - St. Silouan the Athonite
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    07-12-2018, 11:32 AM
    Hey wizardwatson! Good to 'see' you! You know what they say about theological opinions! lol, j/k The convention of using masculine and feminine terms is used for many languages. These uses denote gender specific qualities, but of course does not mean that they are male or female sexes. For example, 'apple' in Spanish is feminine. This does not mean that apples are of the female sex! It is rather using human language (which is limited) in describing an object and assigning it with terms that also may connotate familiar attributes such as of the masculine or feminine nature (as you described in your earlier post). As for Jesus calling God the Father "Father", it does not necessarily mean God the Father is male in the human sex (like the Mormons believe), but is rather Christ using limited human language to describe God to us and God the Father's relationship with the Son. He is the Father of the Son, but He is cannot be described as being the male sex because He is beyond human gender distinctions and is unlike anything else in existence (some would say indeed that God is beyond existence as well, but this gets into heady theological topics that I am not very familiar with).
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    07-12-2018, 09:25 AM
    I agree with your premise that it involves a spiritual and literal meaning. The maleness attributes of God involve the virtues which are traditionally consider male-like. However, that does not make God a male in the human sexual way of physical distinction. Interesting note. Coincidently, the ancient Saints expressed the concept of the spermaticos logos (the seed of the Logos) when expressing how Christ was active in the world before His incarnation (within both Israel and in the rest of creation). The planting of the seed definitely I think contributes to the maleness attribute of God. It is unanimous amongst the Fathers of the Church going back to the very beginning that God cannot be reached by man's attempts alone. The created cannot understand the uncreated by their minds or intuition. It requires God to reveal Himself. In other words, knowledge of God can by gleamed very superficially through meditative means (think Lao Tzu and the Tao, who had knowledge of the spermaticos logos prior to Christ's Incarnation), however it is only through the grace of God whereby we can have true knowledge of God and understand Him as much as humanely possible. So I agree that we can know God, but our efforts are quite limited and it is only through the Holy Spirit (that is, God himself) Who can give us any true knowledge of His nature. Those who have reached such heights of theosis (sanctification) through the grace of the Holy Spirit are called the Saints, and it is those who have taught that God is beyond gender and sex. So I disagree with you when you say "the Father is male in the Old Covenant". He has attributes of maleness and is called as such, but a bodiless uncreated uncircumscribable eternal Spirit cannot be called a male in the generic human way. He is beyond male, He is beyond female.
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    07-11-2018, 08:13 PM
    Wow. Can’t believe it has been 10 years. May his memory be eternal.
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    07-11-2018, 08:11 PM
    Russia is not the Soviet Union. It is a nation freed of its former communist, atheist yoke which imprisoned and murdered tens of millions of its own people. It has problems as all nations do, but there is no reason why the US and Russia as it is now cannot have friendly relations. Those who try and make Russia into the boogieman do so for their own selfish reasons which do not necessarily align with the peace and prosperity of either nation.
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    07-11-2018, 07:43 PM
    I just caught this addition. It is natural to try and describe God in anthropomorphic terms because it helps us as humans to try and understand God using characteristic we can relate to, but we must concomitantly understand that such human constructs of created attributes and worldly distinctions are insufficient and limited in the face of the essence of God. They are superficial understandings which help to make sense of the mystery but must be understood to still be, in the end, mere human thoughts trying to make sense of something which is frankly beyond human comprehension. The human mind, a product created and living in time and space, is simply too limited to understand the depths of such a mystery as an eternal uncreated God, which is why the patristic teaching puts more emphasis on the heart, which is the spiritual center of the individual. As Christ said, “blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God”. Our minds can bring us closer to the knowledge of God, to a certain point, but it is in the heart whereby the Kingdom of God is found and experienced.
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    07-11-2018, 04:15 PM
    Yes. They were the most educated ones in the past to do so. Today, I am sure, there exist many faulty translations done by educated women as well. I take it to mean humans (mankind). Please see my post above. The only Person of the Holy Trinity Who can be described as having a ‘sex’ is the Incarnate Word of God, our Lord and Savior, for He alone ‘circumscribed’ Himself in kenosis into the form of a human being in order to save human kind. The other Persons of the Holy Trinity, namely God the Father and God the Holy Spirit are bodiless and any attribution of male pronouns is not because they have a sex in the traditional sense of the word, but because of human convention and because to human beings, it best describes their understanding of the relationship between them and God. That is why sometimes the Holy Spirit can be referred to in feminine terms, as I believe you were trying to get to. It is a matter of human attempts at understanding the mystery of the Holy Spirit, and using limited human comprehension in doing so. But because Christ used the pronoun He in regards to the Holy Spirit, then we do so too. Had He used a female pronoun, then so would the Christian.
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by PierzStyx on 06-03-2018 at 12:10 AM
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Sorry, that doesn't follow. Let's say Ron Paul lied, cheated, blackmailed, etc. himself into the presidency. Why should he then turn into a Communist because of it? Would you have rather had a Ron Paul presidency by any means necessary or no Ron Paul presidency because he was "honorable?" The stakes are too high to not use the enemy's tactics against them.

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We know who the "Deep State" is- it is the national security state. It isn't exactly that deep or that hidden. It is the organs of government that range form the Pentagon to the NSA to the DHS to the CIA to the FBI, etc. less a person and more a hydra of competing "national security" agencies. Sure, people might be surprised to find out how powerful the national security organizations are in the USA, but they know they're there.

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The differences between minarchists and anarchists don't make any difference until we reach minarchy and the anarchists want to go farther, but you don't want us to make any progress or even slow down the decline so you spread division and infighting and tell people not to support candidates that are far better than the alternative because the are supposedly not perfect.
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