Quote# 124928

The Bible is absolutey pure,flawless,and error-free.

John MacArthut, Google Books 16 Comments [2/26/2017 6:56:57 PM]
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Quote# 29189

"Whether you like it or not, the United States is a Christian nation. If you don't like it here, then move to Canada, France or San Francisco."

Partyanimalken, USAToday.com 53 Comments [9/22/2007 3:36:15 AM]
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Quote# 29913

You are the Professer. In your knowledge of the hand/biology/medicine what is a specific gain from an evolutionary premise that has progressed the hand medicine.
Of coarse I think there has been nothing and evolution has just hitched a ride on actual biologists achievments.

Robert Byers, IIDB 29 Comments [10/11/2007 6:19:10 PM]
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Quote# 86416

Obama does sport the coat of Islamo-Nazi. Not a doubt. It is probably one of his more standard and preferred coat. Although invisible we can see it at play in his actions and contribution to Israels security by encapsulating
Israel with MB nations. I think some would call it a north African caliphate. Genocide fits right in there.

What a POS he is, but still greater, the “american “populace who put him there and keep him there.

The toid should have eben impeached long ago.

himno hero, Free Republic 32 Comments [3/14/2012 3:45:51 AM]
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Quote# 49177

[In response to the question "Why must we believe Jesus died for us in order to be saved?"]

Because we just do. We are in no position to question God's ways. Do as He says and you will be saved.

amen, Yahoo!Answers 27 Comments [10/9/2008 1:19:14 PM]
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Quote# 98799

So the Christian writer who decides to put a good witch like Glinda or Hermione or Samantha Stevens or Willow Rosenberg in his story runs the risk that some impressionable schoolgirl out in the crumbling wilderness of the modern world will decide that the path to self-respect and self-actualization is to don a pointy hat and take up her wand, go to an abortion mill, and sacrifice a baby girl to Moloch. One never knows, O Christian writer, whether the last story that schoolgirl read before she read yours was THE GOLDEN COMPASS or INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE or BLINDSIGHT, or some other work firmly in the camp and flying the black banners of the Culture of Death.

John C. Wright, John C. Wright's Journal 49 Comments [1/17/2014 4:06:03 AM]
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Quote# 735

[On a topic discussing whether nudity is immoral]

no nudity is not immoral. It is quite normal and dignifying for a man to show his penis outside while strolling to buy milk. Or a woman to show off her boobs while working, it would make every fellow employee especially the males one to feel excited to go to work. That can either be the worse question ever asked or your probably desensitized from watching porn.

POD FANATIC GUY, POD Warrior Forum 9 Comments [10/1/2002 12:00:00 AM]
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Quote# 63918

[Several Muslim celebrations will coincide with September 11th in the coming years. The NYC Council voted to honor such celebrations.]

What complete utter stupidity. Talk about the a slap in the face to all those who died or lost friends and families on 9/11. If this passes I wonder how the residents of NYC are going to take it? Somehow I see many protests over this. I wonder what Obama, oops I mean Barry thinks about this?

So let's see 12% of the school children practice a Muslim belief in New York school system. But recent polls and statistics show that as much of 70-76% of Americans practice Christianity or have belief in Christ. Not sure the percentage of Christians in NYC, but I'm willing to bet that with the parents beliefs passed to their children it is much greater than 12%.

So explain why they continue to take Christ out of Christmas in schools? Why have school children have been told not to bring Bibles to school? And also the fact that evolution is taught in schools. I remember being taught in kindergarten in the mid 80's that we came from apes, when I told my mother this after school, she was HOT! I wonder if there will be a time in America that they start teaching Islamic doctrine in our public schools? The way things are going I can certainly see that happening in the future.

Interesting that, taking from the Christians and giving to the Muslims. Interesting indeed...

hiplove79, Rapture Ready 84 Comments [7/9/2009 1:58:54 PM]
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Quote# 56636

AMEN! There is no scriptural grounds for women pastors. This article is an example of the facade going on in America that has the engine of political correctness running full steam ahead. Just waiting for the "iceberg" ahead which they can't see - God's judgment.

Rolln4him, The Christian Post article comments 37 Comments [1/21/2009 10:01:45 PM]
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Quote# 95356

Satan tempts people to sin. Jesus sets the captives free. Satan promotes secular humanism as the answer. Jesus proclaims the Gospel message of forgiveness through His cross. Satan says that science can be your "savior." Jesus is actually the Lord of science, history, and eternity. Satan lost. Jesus won. And you will either win or lose as well.

Dan Delzell, Christian Post 36 Comments [7/7/2013 3:24:10 AM]
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Quote# 6320

I think its a disgrace to the human being, and especially to God, however i understand most, or all these people don't believe in the same, but i feel really hard on this one, i think its just the most worst thing you can do, allowing gays to be one with the rest of us is just might as well have them one person kill another person, its just that bad, both are wrong and should be dealt with properly. but its just a bad way to go, to get away from our tradional family and moral value system we once held up here, and why things were so good before. and people knew what lift meant and etc. just the good ol days type saying.

faver, Christian Forums 6 Comments [3/1/2004 12:00:00 AM]
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Quote# 44334

"God hates fag

God hates ignorance too

and a big factor in the HIV spread in Africa is ignorance.......

but it could only get worse if gays are to be given "rights" in Africa

the situation is so fubar without them already"

Al-Nasser, Ummah Forums 34 Comments [8/6/2008 4:43:21 AM]
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Quote# 121636

(In response to Hillary Clinton's comment stating that half of Donald Trump's supporters are a "baset of deplorables".)

#BasketOfDeplorables Thanks Hillary. We know the elite want us dead, but I'd rather be in a basket of deplorables than believe in equality

Paul Kersey, Twitter 28 Comments [9/17/2016 3:43:17 AM]
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Quote# 52818

(No! Say it isn't so!)

Google is picking up our threads

In Breaking news and world events there is a thread started called Bush hands over reins of US economy to EU. Everyone was questioning the source so I did a Google search and sure enough it's there the 5th one down that says it was from Rapture Ready. I created a thread in Ecology and Economics and saw my thread there as well called Spam is selling off the shelves. I frankly don't care what Google knows and what I say here but it shows we are being monitored. I know we are not suppose to be here when the AC comes but the technology is there already to see what is being said.
Go to Breaking news and world events and check out post 62,64,65,69 and see what I mean.

ron4jesus, RR 43 Comments [11/25/2008 7:15:21 PM]
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Quote# 4294

I could go along with the book burning. The early church did not seem to have a problem burning their book when they got saved.

JohnR7, Christian Forums 4 Comments [9/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Quote# 120098

[This topic is disgusting... who the fuck do you think you are if you think you are entitled to have sex with someone who has very valid and very personal reasons to not have sex with you based on a deadly disease you're carrying.

You are not entitled to sex, people are however, entitled to decline you. They aren't shallow, you are for demanding that other people abandon their own judgment because you want to fuck them.
]

And despite sklar's brilliantly expressed perspective on stigma, the fuckwits return.

YES, Devken, it IS my right to have sex. And no: it is NOT your right to stigmatise me further.

Besides, sounds like you'd be a dud root and impersonal. That was fun in my 20s, but now: meh. Rather something more meaningful. Your fear comes from zero understanding. Ever rooted anyone? Then YOU may have been infected. Think about it. It could be YOU.

Actually, maybe you are HIV+ and you don't know.

I survived the shock of my positive diagnosis. Don't run to me if you get HIV. Oh, and if you fuck anyone it's entirely possible that you could.

auspoz, LPSG 29 Comments [6/27/2016 3:20:02 AM]
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Quote# 45786

show me someone who has left Islam in "peace". They are 100% guranteed to spread lies and hate about islam to others, which is why they should be killed.

telon5, Youtube comment 34 Comments [8/25/2008 2:35:31 AM]
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Quote# 113948

Who holds extraordinary beliefs: Christians or atheists?

OPINION | Richard Shumack
September 2015

Australia recently hosted a lecture tour by noted celebrity atheist Peter Boghossian. Peter is part of Richard Dawkins’ speaking team and notorious for his book A Manual for Creating Atheists. I had the privilege of being invited to join him on stage in a public discussion of his ideas. This was challenging because, like Dawkins, Boghossian thinks that Christians are highly defective in the ways they come to their beliefs about God. So defective, in fact, that they can be regarded as having some sort of mental illness.

In defence of this bold claim Boghossian puts forward a central big idea: to get sensible beliefs you need to use reliable ways of knowing. Peter illustrates this using an instance from his life where he needed to work out the size of a broken door in his house. He suggests that if you want to know this reliably then you shouldn’t ask your dog, shouldn’t use divination and you shouldn’t offer a goat as a sacrifice. Instead, you should use a tape measure. And fair enough. You won’t be surprised to hear that, in my part-time job as a surveyor, tapes are my go-to device for finding out the size of doors.
The general idea aside, this illustration is not great. It doesn’t recognise the complexities of knowing in real life. So sometimes asking dogs can be a good way to find things out. My dog loves tennis balls, and her sense of smell is so acute that she can find them in closed cupboards or under beds. She knows the words “find” and “ball” and will do so on command. She is the most reliable method I have for knowing where hidden tennis balls are! More to the point, however, I don’t know anyone who actually tries to measure distance using dogs or divination. Similarly, my hunch is that goat sacrifice isn’t about finding out things at all – it’s more likely to be about appeasement. Nevertheless, despite the weakness of the illustration, Boghossian’s key idea is well made. We should know using reliable methods. Where he goes wrong, however, is to then go on to say that the only reliable way of knowing things is via the scientific method. In other words the only beliefs that are sensible are ones based on reasoning from objective evidence – ideally in laboratory conditions.

Now I agree that reasoning from objective evidence is a very good way of knowing lots of things. Especially scientific things like door sizes. But just a little reflection reveals that it is not the only way we know things. In everyday life we know things through a whole range of different methods. We know some things, like the fact that child abuse is wrong, intuitively. We know some things, like I have a headache, from personal experience. We can know some things, like riding a bike, through just doing it. And we know some things – and probably most things – through other people telling us. So, aside from a few monuments, everything we know about the past is based on eyewitness testimony. Similarly, most of what we know of our friends is from their personal testimonies. In fact, a few experts aside, pretty much all we know about science comes from what our teachers tell us.
The upshot of this is that reasoning from objective evidence is well and good. But it really doesn’t give us enough knowledge about so many important things in life like other people, morality, experiences and history. We know these things in so many other ways that are also well and good, ordinary and necessary.
Here’s an example. An ancestor of mine was one of the earliest European settlers in the Canberra area. Near the end of his life he produced an oral history of those early years. It’s a great read, full of stories about bushrangers, cricket, family and friendships with, and injustices suffered by, the local Aborigines. Now, not one single thing in this book can be proven scientifically. But it is still completely reasonable for me to say that I know my family history, and that the only way I can know it is through this sort of eyewitness testimony.
In arguing for the sole reliability of scientific knowledge, Boghossian is wrongly arguing for a position that he holds in common with most of the so-called New Atheists. Philosophers call this “scientism” and almost to a person they recognise that it is a silly position to hold. Atheist philosopher Massimo Pigliucci says that “what really characterises the New Atheism, as distinct from previous versions of atheism, is its marked turn toward scientism … I maintain – as a scientist and philosopher – that such a move has been a bad one for public atheism, [because] scientism is philosophically unsound.” Indeed it is really only the militant New Atheists who like to argue for it. It is easy to see why they try though. Since the existence of God or the supernatural can’t be conclusively proven by the scientific method, people who follow “scientism” can then argue that belief in such things is baseless and probably delusional.

Scientism is revealed to be an extraordinary and unsustainable way of thinking about knowledge, whereas Christian belief is based on all the ordinary ways of knowing. Christians sensibly ground so many of their ethical and existential beliefs in intuition. Christians put their faith in Jesus in large part based on the eyewitness testimony to the historical events of his life, death and resurrection. Christians know God personally through the presence of the Holy Spirit and they experience his power through miracles like healing and visions.
Of course, Christian belief in these things is extraordinary. But it is extraordinary because God is extraordinary. The way we come to these beliefs is remarkably ordinary, and it’s on account of that “ordinariness” that it is reliable.

Richard is a part-time Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity. He is also Director of the Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths at Melbourne School of Theology, and part of the Understanding and Answering Islam team for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.

Richard Shumack, Bible Society of Australia 23 Comments [10/28/2015 5:43:14 PM]
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Quote# 122521

[On Trump Winning]
I think totalitarianism is what is needed to fix this mess, honestly. Not a totalitarianism that ruthlessly and violently crushes its opponents and starves the people into submission, but one person who can make the right moves without being overruled by those within the government who seek to cause this country harm.

Remember, Jesus' Kingdom will be totalitarian! But He will rule with perfect Truth and Justice. Totalitarianism itself as a form of government isn't inherently evil. It's the heart of the person in power that makes it evil (or awesome, as in the case of the Millennium).

Railfan727, Rapture Forums  31 Comments [11/15/2016 3:20:10 AM]
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Quote# 106547

Baruch Hashem, that pintele Yid has not died in the neshamas of our people. You just have to find it. Take, for example, an exchange I had with an Israeli taxi driver who made "Aliya" from South America.

Taxi drivers in Israel are all philosophers and have opinions about everything that they love to share with their passengers....

"What is your name?" I asked our driver.
"Matthew," he said.
"The name jarred ...it hit me like a ton of bricks.
"Tell me your Jewish name."
"Mattityahu" - he replied.
"Please don't take any offense, but may I tell you something from my heart?"- I asked?
"B'vakasha - please," He said willingly.
"I don't wish to offend you, but do you know that one of the reasons why our forefathers were deemed worthy of being redeemed from Egypt was that they did not alter their distinct Jewish names. Shem Yisroel Kadosh.... the names of the Jewish people are holy. They are rooted in eternity, and reflect our heritage, our destiny, our legacy and our covenant. Just consider that you have come back to the land of your fathers after having been away for nearly two thousand years, and you call yourself Matthew when you have a glorious name like Mattityahu. Do you know who Matthew was? Do you know who Mattityahu was?" - I asked?

Instead of waiting for a response, I went on to explain that Matthew was one of the Twelve Christian Apostles, while Mattityahu was the Kohen Gadol - the High Priest who saved the Jewish people from extinction in the days of Chanukah....and today, you have bartered that holy name for that of a Christian Apostle! Do you understand that?

Our driver, like most Israel taxi drivers, did not lack for words, but now he was silent - the pintele Yid started to work in his neshama, so I continued.

"Tell your family tell your friends, your co-workers, that from now on, they are two call you Mattityahu." And with this, I gave him a copy of my book, "Hachayim Heim Nisayon - Life Is a Test." In Israel, I always carry a copy with me, for you never know whom you might meet and who might need it. By the time we got out of the ca, he had become Mattityahu. Yes the pintele Yid that Jewish spark in every neshama is there.

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, Hineni 31 Comments [2/22/2015 4:37:05 AM]
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