• lilymc's Avatar
    Today, 09:22 PM
    Ha, we posted that at the exact same time. :)
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    Today, 09:19 PM
    Well said, amen.
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    Today, 08:58 PM
    Apparently some racist groups believe that certain races are inferior because they're the "cursed offspring of Cain." To give one example, the so-called "Christian identity" group. From Wikipedia: Christian Identity ("CI") is not an organized religion, instead it is adhered to by individuals, churches and some prison gangs with a white supremacist theology that promotes a racial interpretation of Christianity. Christian Identity beliefs were primarily developed and promoted by two authors who considered Europeans to be the chosen people and Jews to be the cursed offspring of Cain, the "serpent hybrid" (or Serpent seed (a belief known as the two-seedline doctrine). An early Christian Identity teacher, Wesley A. Swift, formulated the doctrine that non-Caucasian peoples have no souls and therefore can never earn God's favor or be saved. The theology was promoted by George Lincoln Rockwell, the founder of the American Nazi Party. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Identity I also want to make it clear that I know that not everyone who holds this view is racist or anti-semitic.
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  • lilymc's Avatar
    Today, 08:30 PM
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to pcosmar again. This doctrine not only directly and clearly contradicts Genesis, but it requires a lot of adding to the scriptures what is not there. If I'm not mistaken, Hitler believed in this view, or something similar to it. I'm not saying that as an argument (that would be a logical fallacy) but just to say that it has been used to justify racist or other unbiblical ideas.
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    Today, 05:56 PM
    Read it in context. The word translated as evil also refers to disaster, calamity, affliction. It is about judgment. Throughout the Old Testament it is clear that God rewards Israel for obedience and punishes Israel for disobedience. Just as good things come from God, 'bad' does at times too, but it is about judgment (or other purposes), not the creation of moral evil in the first place. "I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things.’" Obviously God doesn't create calamity for no reason... that would be a ridiculous thought. So as always, scripture has to be understood in context and in light of the Bible overall, not cherry picked.
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    Today, 04:37 PM
    That's pretty much been my position from the start. I hope I'm wrong, but that seems to be the way it works these days. Presidents are more like actors or spokespersons for the PTSB. If they run as a Republican, they pretend to be conservative… But for the most part it's just an act. When I saw how they shut out Ron Paul, I gave up hope on anyone genuine and good actually making it to the presidency.
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    Today, 04:11 PM
    Many of us agree with you that the serpent seed theory is false. I certainly do. But that is different than the idea that the "sons of God" written about in Genesis 6:4 were fallen angelic beings who mated with human women, creating the Nephilim. There are many very compelling reasons to believe that is true, and it was the predominant view for the first 4 or 5 centuries, until the Sethite view came about. To answer your question, the Bible is clear that angels have, at times, taken physical form. Once again, just because we can't completely wrap our minds around an idea doesn't make that idea false. It's the same with the free will so-called paradox – just because you can't understand it doesn't mean it is false, it just means that your finite mind cannot comprehend it, at this time.
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    Today, 03:46 PM
    Exactly. And this may be a controversial thing to say, but I believe that sort of hard-core Calvinism is more than a mere misinterpretation of Scripture. It's satanic. Who else but the enemy of God (the devil himself) would want to portray the God in such a horrendous way? A diabolical monster Puppeteer, who causes billions of people to do horrible things, then sends them to a fiery hell for doing precisely what he made them do. A twisted, anti-freedom, tyrannical God who is so insecure that he must micromanage everything and disallow free will. Does that sound like God or another spiritual entity we all know about? I think many of us here know the answer to that question. Amen. The ironic thing is that SF has accused a few people here of being misled by a cult, but his belief system has almost all the characteristics of a cult. It certainly warps minds, because hard-core Calvinists throw logic, common sense and their conscience out the window to instead believe horribly twisted ideas, based on cherry-picked scripture.
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    Yesterday, 10:42 PM
    I'm not distressed, it's not about me. It’s that unbelievers or people who are on the fence are continually being misled by this religion section. There's a lot more to be said about that, but the last thing I feel like doing right now is getting into an argument with you. Thank you for sharing your testimony. And thank you for speaking out on these threads. You're absolutely right that God is not a capricious, monster control freak puppetmaster, as Calvinists portray him. The funny thing is, they sound exactly like Christian hating hard-core atheists. Exactly.
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    Yesterday, 05:27 PM
    Dems are having a field day with this on social media... 954582373303308294
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    Yesterday, 05:13 PM
    I'm thinking NC was right and that we should throw out the whole religion section. It likely does more harm than it does good. And things never change around here.
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    01-19-2018, 06:01 PM
    I hate to say this, but the whole thing seems a bit contrived to me. I wouldn't be surprised if we end up hearing that the parents are Christians or anything else that the PTSB want to demonize.
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    01-19-2018, 05:28 PM
    ^ This is exactly what I was going to say. There are a number of things that we (humans) simply can't wrap our finite little minds around. Unfortunately, you have people who are too prideful to realize or admit that, so they come up with ridiculous/wrong ideas in order to try to explain something that none of us were meant to fully comprehend in the first place. Calvinism is a perfect example of that. I'm not going to get into this again though, I'm surprised that anyone is still taking the bait, after the first 50 trillion times. :)
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    01-18-2018, 08:18 PM
    I don't think I've seen those shows. :) But I have seen the indoctrination that cops can be above the law and not always by the book, because the ends justify the means.
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    01-18-2018, 07:52 PM
    Yeah, I was just going to say that I bet TV has a lot to do with it. I never watch TV (don't even own one) but I've been visiting my mom in Northern California and the TV is always on here. There are so many cop shows these days, one after the other. And of course the cops are portrayed as good guys, who have an exciting, manly job. If this survey is true it's no wonder that "police" has gone up on the list of "dream jobs" for boys.
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    01-18-2018, 05:42 PM
    I have no idea what you're talking about. But if you think it is outside the realm of possibility that someone might want him "out" then we'll have to disagree. That's all I was saying.
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    01-18-2018, 05:20 PM
    Hmmm. Maybe that's why they keep showing us pictures of him eating greasy fast food. To prepare us for something? I know that sounds crazy but hey… We're living in a crazy world and nothing surprises me anymore.
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    01-18-2018, 04:55 PM
    Amen.
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    01-18-2018, 04:46 PM
    You're not claiming it is entirely genetic, are you? Because diet absolutely plays a part in cholesterol levels. I don't know about Trump, but someone who is predisposed to it should actually watch their diet even more than the average person. If they don't want to have a heart attack, that is. But to each his own. *Shrug*
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    01-18-2018, 04:33 PM
    Sounds like the American way. Pop a bunch of pills to try to solve the problem instead of getting to the root of the problem. Stupid is as stupid does. :o
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    01-18-2018, 02:50 PM
    I'm more inclined to think it was by design. But yes, it has continued to this day....as we can see. :-/ Exactly what I was going to say.
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    01-17-2018, 04:49 PM
    I don't see anything out of character. Jeff Sessions is a republican. Zippy is just doing his job.
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    01-17-2018, 10:26 AM
    That's an impossibility. Force exists. As long as force exists there will be police in some form or other. The only option is "good" police or "bad" police.
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    01-17-2018, 09:52 AM
    One correction. That dotted line should be the x axis.
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    01-17-2018, 09:48 AM
    Maybe "better laws" wasn't the best phrase. Maybe better government is what I meant. Smaller "proper" government that only protects property rights and doesn't violate them. If we only have laws that protect property rights, the police are actually working for us not against us. Plus when you have proper government you are rewarding good behavior and punishing bad behavior so you get more good and less bad.
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    01-17-2018, 12:10 AM
    He died shortly after we discovered bone and lung cancer. I dreaded a discussion about euthanasia, but was so glad we did not. The funny thing is that the vet recommended it when discovering the illnesses. She gave us a quality of life evaluation. It was about this time that Fredo perked up and started prompting my wife and licking her face, as if to say Get me outa here! Well, I think taking him home turned out to be a good decision. We managed him with three medications, which seemingly put him as ease. A 4th medication was discontinued because it was likely causing GI bleeding. We could not detect any signs of significant pain or distress with the other 3 medicines. I don't know much about pain thresholds, but my wife has good instincts. Fredo died Tuesday with us by his side. I knew he was fading and woke my wife, who was dozing on the couch. He took his last breath at 1:15am. I hope this helps anyone who goes through the agony of making a decision about "letting go" of a pet. We had to sort of prompt the vet to increase the medication, since doctors often seem to be on the conservative side (I was really glad to have some old stash in the freezer to tide us over). One of the vets did not have much experience with one of the medications, but it worked out okay. I'd be glad to discuss the medications in this thread or a PM if anyone is going through this. It's not really that expensive and I think the extra care is worth it. Don't know if we will ever get another dog, but I'd like to hear others' experience with this.
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