Mon, Mar 20, 2017 - 1:24 PMkaj
I have respect for the elderly Texan known as Classof54, and I'm quite sure he's aware of that underlying truth. I honor his life as I honor all Life; without reservation or requirement. However, I will never accept anyone identifying as a follower of Jesus Christ while living a life in a manner which does not honor Jesus Christ. The questionable promise of life after death makes it OK to destroy the planet and everything on it. The get-out-of-earthly-jail-free-card promise of forgiveness is license to murder and pillage and rape and destroy with impunity. Americanized Christianity has proven a mortal wound to the Christian Faith (in general) and to this Nation (specifically). Silence is compliance in the ongoing destruction of both Institutions. I will not be silent.
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 - 9:48 PMclassof54
Well, here we go again. I promise I will not hold you individually responsible for all the wrongs to human life brought about by socialism. So when a cancer victim dies in merry old England waiting for treatment never received as the waiting list is years behind, I will not hold you and your belief system responsible. And hopefully you will not hold me individually responsible for deaths resulting from the freedom to smoke cigarettes for years. Each of us has the first responsibility to live a life that impacts our own life in a positive way and then to see that our actions or lack of, impacts others in a positive way. I willingly admit to years of living a purely selfish life. Now I live for my family first and fellow Americans second. That was a decision made long before a fellow named Trump came on the scene. We will probably never agree on the right way to provide for those less fortunate, but what I see fading away is the ability to discuss our differences in a civil manner without derisive personal comments. Apparently we are somewhat the product of our environment, but not completely. We as human beings have the gift of discernment and the ability to study problems and apply solutions. It seems that agreeing that a problem exists is somehow lost in the fury of argument as to how to solve the problem. Thus the problem continues as the folks fail to use their God given intellect and talents to solve it, and only conflict reigns to add to the problem. So we will remain in agreement as to our opposition to corruption at any level, but unresolved as to how to replace the swamp once it is drained. Obviously, insulting each other is less than any positive way to move forward. Sad.
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Mon, Mar 20, 2017 - 10:02 PMkneivel
There is evil in some of those from all cultures and religions, or the lack of. It's that mystery called free will which God endowed us with. Oh yeah, and temptation from the devil. To blame Christianity for evil is as weak as most of your arguments (against pretty much everything). Christians surely do not have a monopoly on wrongdoing. And, "in the name of religion" falls apart when it comes to atheists who do evil things. The statistics pretty much follow known percentages.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 - 08:25 AMkaj
Yo. Brainiac. I seem to recall basing my entire argument on the distinct lack of Christian behavior involved in the day to day lives of those who claim the loudest to be Christians. I didn't blame Christianity for evil. I blame fake Christians for perpetuating evil for profit while using the Holy Bible as a shield. There is a magnificent difference between what I posted and your lazy interpretation of what I posted.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 - 08:33 AMkaj
Sorry hun. Those in merry old England aren't attempting to legislate my entire existence based on their belief in the Bible. If you wanna be a good Christian, be one. If you don't. Don't. I don't care. Simply stop bullsh!tting about it. Just get your Bible out of my government OR hand over that New Testament based (socialist) Christian Nation y'all keep yapping about and be done with it. It's really that simple.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 - 09:07 AMkaj
You can't wage war against corruption while refusing to acknowledge the enemy. It's sooooo easy to blame the poor and disenfranchised. It's not so easy to blame your neighbor, the lawyer, who just put up a really nice fence courtesy of the most recent windfall brought to him (or her) by state and federal taxpayers. You don't really believe the able bodied walk up to a window at the Social Security office and say "gimme" and the Social Security office says "OK". That's not how this works. Your peers have created a cottage industry based on the actual NEEDS of the poor and disabled and used those NEEDS to satisfy their personal WANTS. But you don't wanna rock the tricked out cruise ship you and your buds are on, so you rock the leaky-and-filled-to-capacity-with-thos e-you-deem-lesser rowboat and dismiss the lives of those who cannot fend for themselves. That's not how you fight corruption. Not even close.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 - 11:28 AMkneivel
Wrong, you specifically blamed the Christian (in this cade)belief of life after death and Christ's promise of salvation for evil. Here are your words: "The questionable promise of life after death makes it OK to destroy the planet and everything on it. The get-out-of-earthly-jail-free-card promise of forgiveness is license to murder and pillage and rape and destroy with impunity."
After doing such, you then engage in the same technique as do those you most criticize in our government, i.e., you lie, backstep, and deflect.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 - 12:00 PMkaj
No. Those are clear examples of the cognitive dissonance responsible for coupling a perfectly innocuous (and potentially beautiful) expression of Faith and the politics of "Satan". I acknowledge a fast and loose use of Christian imagery in this post, so there's no need for you to over-think the reference to a mythical creature known as "Satan".
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 - 12:31 PMkneivel
I made no reference to Satan. This is exactly the type of rhetoric that brings you to the same disingenuous level of your imaginary enemies. As I said, and this is a perfect case in point, deflect, lie, and backtrack. You bring up Satan for thise very reasons.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 - 1:12 PMkaj
Your need for my attention is becoming tedious. You are free to interpret my comments and respond at will. I am free to dismiss your interpretations and responses. You have an awesome afternoon, anony-mouse.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 - 2:41 PMkneivel
2 comments and now I' m infatuated with you. Typical you when someone calls your bluff. As you stated, I am free to interpret and address as I please. I call things ad they present themselves. Your discomfort with that is actually a discomfort caused by your own chosen words. Not anyone elses.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 - 2:55 PMkaj
Your inappropriate use of the word 'infatuation' says more about you than it does me. And you don't have what it takes to cause me any discomfort. It's totes adorbs that you believe I have an emotionally (or otherwise) vested interest in this quaint little forum. Alas, I do not.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 - 3:18 PMkneivel
Three typical kaj deflection techniqes... Your words, "your need for my attention," -pretty much in line with the classic definition of "infatuation." So, one would assume that says more about you than it does with me. I just put the correct yerm to your definition. Your discomfort? That's all you. I don't take credit for the words you choose. And, for someone who does not care about, nor have a "vested interest" in this quaint little forum, your incessant postings sure betray such self rightious indignation.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 - 3:21 PMkaj
Ofercrissakes....lolololololol. Have an awesome afternoon.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 - 3:23 PMkneivel
Count that as number 4.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 - 3:36 PMMrs. Einstein
If I may offer conjecture. (Oh, now that is great mathematical sounding verbiage.) I think what Mr. Kneivel is getting at is that one cannot assume that it is kosher (yes, I can use that word, after all, I am Jewish) to post on this forum without anticipating a bit of getting called out when engaging in the hypocritical realm of dissing others for the same things you yourself are guilty of.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 - 3:39 PMMe?
You would think that Diana would be more than happy to help a mortal with a bit of soul searching if only one would ask.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 - 3:54 PMMrs. Einstein
I don' t get it. Why would a mortal engage in soul searching? If you are mortal, you are subject to death -the very definition of mortal states that. If you have an eternal soul, which is an integral part of your being , you can not be considered mortal., as the soul continues it's journey after the current body's death. A mortal would be wasting their time by asking someone named Diana anything about soul searching.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 - 4:01 PMClevis Youngblood
Why do you sometimes capitalize Christ and other times, like this - Ofercrissakes, you don't. Maybe that would peovide a bit of a clue as to how to come off as more credible, as it seems you are having an issue in that area.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 - 6:30 PMkaj
Your logic is fatally flawed for two reasons. First, I've been getting 'called out' in this forum for five years or so. Y'all are not special. Believe that. And, second, I am not bound by the constraints of Monotheistic Dogma or Doctrine. There is nothing hypocritical about my position. And you can tell your lapdog that I capitalize the word 'Christ' as a sign of respect and within the proper context. I do not capitalize the word 'christ' if I'm being flip or using it as slang. You'll find the same with the words God and Faith, as well. My credibility, and my grasp of the English language, is intact.
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