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stephenwalker asked on 05/16/11 - Cheating Energy

Water is composed of molecules (H2o). Hydrogen is highly combustible and oxygen is the primary catalyst for any combustion to occur. Thus, my question is if you seperate the atoms in water molecules by switching their natural positive to negative cohesion to either -,- or +,+ can you recombine the resulting hydrogen and oxygen atoms to power a combustion engine? if so, would the vehicle even need air intake because it already has the broke down oxygen at its disposal?

HANK1 answered on 05/17/11:


Water is made up of hydrogen ions (H+) linked to hydroxyl ions (OH-) to form H2O. The molecular formula for water is H2O. From this formula and the atomic weights for hydrogen and oxygen, you can calculate that the molecular weight of water is approximately 18 grams.

HANK

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STONY asked on 04/23/11 - DON'T GET HERE VERY OFTEN....

WISHING YOU ALL A MOST BLESSED RESURRECTION DAY TOMORROW..........TONY

HANK1 answered on 05/15/11:

Hmmm!

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IamPretty asked on 05/15/11 - fallen angels

Is it possible to pray for the redemption of fallen angels? Can God still forgive a demon?

HANK1 answered on 05/15/11:

The Bible gives us no reason to believe they would repent even if God did give them the chance (1 Peter 5:8). The fallen angels seem completely devoted to opposing God and attacking God's people. The Bible tells us that one of the things God judges on is how much knowledge of Him a person possesses (Luke 12:48). The fallen angels, then, are even much more deserving of God’s wrath because of the exceedingly great knowledge they had about God.

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server asked on 11/09/10 - Mark 9:40

Mark 9:40- "For whoever is not against us is on our side." Do you know who are against us in the world today?

HANK1 answered on 05/12/11:

From Europe through Africa and Asia to the Far East, public opinion is solidly ranged against America. The dissidents include the Pope, the archbishop of Canterbury and Nelson Mandela. Surprising, huh?

HANK

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webguy asked on 12/04/10 - Merry Christmas

just stopping by to wish everybody a Merry Christmas .

HANK1 answered on 05/12/11:



Hello Webguy. I think I remember you. Hope you and your family are well and happy. I'm here to stay as of NOW. Look for my posts, young man.


HANK

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STONY asked on 11/16/10 - A BIT EARLY.

WISHING ALL A MOST BLESSED THANKSGIVING EVER.

HANK1 answered on 05/12/11:

Hello, Stony. How long has it been since communicating? Hope you are WELL and VERY HAPPY. Tempus fugit, my friend. I plan to become active at this site starting NOW. Take care, stay safe and post!

HANK

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avi130892 asked on 06/27/10 - electrostatics

electric charge is distributed on the surface of a conductor of any arbitary shape

HANK1 answered on 08/29/10:

If that's the case, put some charges into the Triune God so America can realize an awesome future.

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Choux asked on 12/25/09 - HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Greetings to all my Answerway pals who are Christians. Hope you are all finding lots of happiness and peace in your lives. :)

I'm residing in a Supportive Living facility in my own apartment with my little darling Nick, the Cat who will be 16 in January. He's pretty rickety these days.

Happiness and fun to all in the coming year, also. :D

Sincerely,

Choux--(Mary Sue)

HANK1 answered on 06/24/10:

CHRISTMAS? It's June 24th!


HANK

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keenu asked on 03/10/10 - what's new?

Hank, are you still at answerway? Haven't seen you 'round in years! How the heck is it going? Are you on facebook, too?

HANK1 answered on 05/12/10:

If I remember correctly, your name is Patty. Right? Anyway, I hope you and your family are well and happy.


What boards are you on, per Answerway?


I've been very busy authoring a sequel to my first manuscript. I've been told by at least seven publishers to tone down my writing. Too deep for most people. Anyway, it's golf season and I'm READY!



Had a cararact taken off my left eye yesterday. Went back this a.m. to be checked out. "Doing great." Taking many eyedrops for about two weeks.


Tell me what you've been doing, Patty. I would like to know. Check out my profile. Guess my e-mail or whatever is still posted.


Take care, young lady.


HANK

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LauraV1505 asked on 01/09/10 - Chemistry confuses me.

The volume of 0.100 M HCl that will just neutralize 40.0 mL of 0.200 M NaOH is what?

HANK1 answered on 01/28/10:

Laura:


For which titration would you have more than one choice among the indicators? Which indicators could be used in this titration?


HANK

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Mathatmacoat asked on 02/02/09 - Intreged?

While listening to my favourite Christian radio station I was intreged to learn that an atheist has said that it is a good thing to convert non Christian populations to christianity because Christianity brings about positive change.

What a pity he didn't go further and ask himself the reason why it brings about positive change.

I take from these comments that the converse is also true, conversion of populations to non-Christian religions does not bring about positive change.

Are you similarly intreged as to what an atheist can see hasn't been seen by others and embraced with open arms in this trouble world?

HANK1 answered on 02/21/09:



Christianity -- Teaches a person morality, ethics and how to respect thy neighbor. The Bible and the Golden Rule are all you need to have a comfortable and rewarding life.

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Mathatmacoat asked on 02/19/09 - and it took research to find this out?

after thousand of years of God's Word, a jesuit priest's research has found that men and women are wired differently and the principal sin for men is lust and for women it is pride. Talk about stating the bleeding obvious!

One wonders why research isn't conducted into more important matters, such as how to stem the tide of people falling away from the church. It is no wonder the church is seen as no longer relevant to a large proportion of the population. 3,500 years ago God handed down some fairly important standards for human behaviour. We haven't mastered those yet, 2000 years ago God provided a way of mastering those standards through Jesus Christ and we still haven't mastered the simplified methodology, and what is seen as important is to carry out research into the base motivations of human kind. AAAAgh! as if this will allow us to somehow relate to God

HANK1 answered on 02/20/09:

Research this:


Do they have sex in Heaven?


Leslie

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Liz22 asked on 11/04/08 - YES WE CAN!

It has been a while since I have been on here, I thought I would wait til our Next President would be Obama. I am so happy! Please keep our President in your Prayers! Yes, we can! Now back to Celebrating...
Please Know. God does answer Prayers, and all the great things that will follow!

HANK1 answered on 11/06/08:




Key Points, Liz. The following is what you voted for:

•Calls for cutting U.S. carbon dioxide emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Would accomplish this through a cap-and-trade system that would auction off 100 percent of emissions permits, making polluters pay for the CO2 they emit.


•Would channel revenue raised from auctioning emissions permits -- between $30 billion and $50 billion a year -- toward developing and deploying clean energy technology, creating "green jobs," and helping low-income Americans afford higher energy bills.


•Calls for 25 percent of U.S. electricity to come from renewable sources by 2025, and for 30 percent of the federal government's electricity to come from renewables by 2020.


•Proposes investing $150 billion over 10 years in R&D for renewables, biofuels, efficiency, "clean coal," and other clean tech.


•Calls for improving energy efficiency in the U.S. 50 percent by 2030.


•Calls for 36 billion gallons of biofuels to be used in the U.S. each year by 2022 and 60 billion gallons of biofuels to be used in the U.S. each year by 2030.


•Calls for all new buildings in the U.S. to be carbon neutral by 2030.


•Calls for reducing U.S. oil consumption by at least 35 percent, or 10 million barrels a day, by 2030.


•Introduced the Health Care for Hybrids Act, which would have the federal government help cover health-care costs for retired U.S. autoworkers in exchange for domestic auto companies investing at least 50 percent of the savings into production of more fuel-efficient vehicles.


•Supports raising fuel-economy standards for automobiles to 40 miles per gallon and light trucks to 32 mpg by 2020.


•Supports a phaseout of incandescent light bulbs by 2014.


•Cosponsor of the Coal-to-Liquid Fuel Promotion.

HANK

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paraclete asked on 10/10/08 - Are the commandments sometimes suspended?

Young O'Donnell rushed into a church, placed his rifle under a pew and entered the confessional. "Father," he said breathlessly, "I've just shot down two British lieutenants!" Hearing no response he went on: "I also knocked off a British captain!" When there was still no response from the priest, O'Donnell said, "Father, have ye fainted?" "Of course I haven't fainted," replied the confessor. "I'm waitin' for you to stop talkin' politics and commence confessin' your sins!"

HANK1 answered on 10/14/08:


Bill Ayers must have told that story!


HANK

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paraclete asked on 10/07/08 - Question or Statement, you decide

Does tithing work or will the blessings of God overtake you whether you tithe or not?

Yesterday my daughter asked me to help her as she had a bill coming up for $800 repair to her car. This was a quote and no committment made until she found the cash. So Dad said yes but she rang today to say you know since I took that car in for a quote it runs perfectly and I asked; have you been praying? The response was; I was talking to the Pastor the other day about our problems and he said your problems are financial, you should be tithing, and she said we tithed last Sunday, it was difficult but we did it. Now that is probally an instant return of maybe ten times the sum tithed.

So Blessing or a rebuked destroyer, what do you think?

HANK1 answered on 10/10/08:


Anyone who does not give a tithe to the work of God is robbing God and is under a curse according to Malachi 3:8-10.


You betcha!


HANK

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madddawg asked on 09/13/08 - Justification by faith alone?

Paul came to the conclusion that man is justified by faith without works.
Romans 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
Did Paul arrive at the wrong conclusion?

HANK1 answered on 09/28/08:


Lutherans base their beliefs on the Bible and the Augsburg Confession, written in 1530 and the Book of Concord, written in 1580. A strong emphasis is placed on the doctrine that a person is saved solely through their faith and not through any works they might perform.


I'm a Lutheran.


HANK

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Hwood asked on 09/01/08 - Evolution

can you prove evolution?

HANK1 answered on 09/27/08:



I'm a realist, Hollywood. I don't fool with concepts, assumptions et al. Why do I exist? How did I get here? See what I mean?

HANK

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Ch.Petrus.82 asked on 09/17/08 - Prayer lists?






Does your god have priorities?

Does he/she work work on the number of requests received?

What about the poor guys in the jungle who are not on line yet?

I ask this question after reading, my friend, MaggieB's post.

Pete

HANK1 answered on 09/23/08:

Read Psalms 24:2. God is entitled to claim dominion over everything because He made it. He created everything, therefore He owns it.


As for working on requests, who knows?


As for the poor guys in the jungle, they're free. They don't have to go into the army. They don't have to pay out their money to corrupt officials. They can do as they please and tell themselves they're as good as any earthling on earth.



America is a place in which lovers and young people dream. If a poor guy could only manage to get the price of a ticket to dreamland, his/her troubles might be over. On balance: perhaps it works both ways.


HANK

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bal317 asked on 08/19/08 - Your Christian Work goes Un-noticed?

It seems many times those who feel they are doing their very best as working on being a Christian. That when disappointment comes out of your positive actions.(Which can be many areas). Your emotional feelings get drained. And you go along seemingly disappointed at yourself.
On the Christian Radio Show, this situation came up. And the answer that was given seemed very proper to me.
They said,"One might become discouraged in life when we've spoken to our children, and they still seem to not correct their bad actions. We try to help other's out of harms way, and they still might continue the negative. Which leaves Christian's believing all their work goes un-noticed. Well on earth it might, but your reward will be there when your called Home."
How do you all feel about this?
Pshycologically, is this to keep us in check?

HANK1 answered on 08/22/08:



Violence, Bal, is incompatible with the beliefs of many faiths and once that principle is accepted, faiths can work together against poverty and prejudice and to help the environment. THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN.



It's for this reason I must say YES! What we have now will not go away. So, we'd better 'sit on it.'


HANK

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curious98 asked on 08/18/08 - Fishy business?

While “deeply worried” by Mr. Kay’s statements about “Only in Communist China is being phony considered a "national interest" and by our friend Tom’s certitude that most of the opening ceremony of the games was a fake, I have come to a “profound and philosophical” deduction which I want to submit to Tom’s consideration.
• The best way to add to the success of any Olympic Games anywhere is the amount of world records broken. Consequently, to assure a record of “world records” broken in their Games, the People’s Republic of China –which “obviously” is the “mother of all fakes and of all slavery”, has delicately changed the measurements of their competition spaces. Thus, their Water Cube, their superb swimming pool where the unbeatable Michael Phelps have won 8 gold medals and 56 world records have been broken (several have been broken more than once), instead of 50 meters long is just 50 yards!!
• As for the superlative Olympic Stadium the standard length of the athletic track inside running distance is of 400 yards instead of the standard 400 meters!! Same applies to the 100 meters track, which is only 100 yards!II All these small differences should sufficiently be enough to gain a few tenths of seconds and break any old world records.
• Of course, once the Games are over, all foreigners will be forced out of the country, Beijing will be closed, and millions of slaves will be brought again to rebuild the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube with the right measurements. This will be done to prevent any eventual inspection of the IOC…
Now I am going to investigate how is it possible that the Chinese so far have 36 gold medals against 19 de USA. Smells “fishy”, doesn’t it, Tom?
Claude

HANK1 answered on 08/18/08:


According to Wikipedia, "a press agent is a professional publicist who acts on behalf of his or her client on all matters involving public relations. Press agents are typically employed by public personalities and organizations such as performers and businesses.



A press agent will provide information to the media such as upcoming public events, interview opportunities, and promotional dates, and will work with the media in getting in touch with an appropriate client or resource. Press agents are occasionally required to act as "spin doctors" - to put into the best light their clients' public actions. While press agents have traditionally worked with newspapers and television, they must also be conversant with newer media forms such as blogs and podcasts."



You have your work cut out fot you, Claude. Find the PRESS AGENT! Start your investigation.


HANK




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curious98 asked on 08/18/08 - Fishy business?

While “deeply worried” by Mr. Kay’s statements about “Only in Communist China is being phony considered a "national interest" and by our friend Tom’s certitude that most of the opening ceremony of the games was a fake, I have come to a “profound and philosophical” deduction which I want to submit to Tom’s consideration.
• The best way to add to the success of any Olympic Games anywhere is the amount of world records broken. Consequently, to assure a record of “world records” broken in their Games, the People’s Republic of China –which “obviously” is the “mother of all fakes and of all slavery”, has delicately changed the measurements of their competition spaces. Thus, their Water Cube, their superb swimming pool where the unbeatable Michael Phelps have won 8 gold medals and 56 world records have been broken (several have been broken more than once), instead of 50 meters long is just 50 yards!!
• As for the superlative Olympic Stadium the standard length of the athletic track inside running distance is of 400 yards instead of the standard 400 meters!! Same applies to the 100 meters track, which is only 100 yards!II All these small differences should sufficiently be enough to gain a few tenths of seconds and break any old world records.
• Of course, once the Games are over, all foreigners will be forced out of the country, Beijing will be closed, and millions of slaves will be brought again to rebuild the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube with the right measurements. This will be done to prevent any eventual inspection of the IOC…
Now I am going to investigate how is it possible that the Chinese so far have 36 gold medals against 19 de USA. Smells “fishy”, doesn’t it, Tom?
Claude

HANK1 answered on 08/18/08:


According to Wikipedia, "a press agent is a professional publicist who acts on behalf of his or her client on all matters involving public relations. Press agents are typically employed by public personalities and organizations such as performers and businesses.



A press agent will provide information to the media such as upcoming public events, interview opportunities, and promotional dates, and will work with the media in getting in touch with an appropriate client or resource. Press agents are occasionally required to act as "spin doctors" - to put into the best light their clients' public actions. While press agents have traditionally worked with newspapers and television, they must also be conversant with newer media forms such as blogs and podcasts."



You have your work cut out for you, Claude. Find the PRESS AGENT! Start your investigation.


HANK




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curious98 asked on 08/15/08 - Envy...?

Envy is a Capital Sin, its main definition is “wanting what somebody else has” though another definition would be “the resentful or unhappy feeling of being jealous for somebody else’s success, good fortune, qualities or possessions”
A direct consequence of “ENVY” is what Matthew 7:5 and Luke 6:42 tells us “You hypocrite, remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother's eye”
These are the feelings that most probably dictate Jonathan Kay’s article that our friend Tom so heartily recommends.
He writes “Only in Communist China is being phony considered a "national interest."
I do not agree with the swap of the little girl made by the Chinese, but I could not tell how many times I have seen great movie stars singing songs which were actually sung by somebody else. The star was naturally the beautiful one. The singer was mostly unknown. And I do not think that Hollywood can be considered a Communist holding…
As for the 6 girl Chinese gymnasts that have won their first Gold Medal if the IOC organization has considered they deserve it, there is very little we can do about it. Could not it be that Mr. Kay finds it hard to gulp down the fact that 6 physically smaller girls have defeated the powerful USA team?
The coach who knows “what a 16-year-old should look like” is perhaps using USA standards and considers the whole world should be alike. I do not wish to sound nasty to my US friends, but I would like to remind Mr. Kay that the Japanese and the Viet Cong soldiers were not as big and well fed as the average GI and yet they turned out to be a “big” pain in the neck for the US forces.
Curious98

HANK1 answered on 08/16/08:

"Chimps Know How to Deceive People"

Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News

Jan. 24, 2007 — Like a so-called mind reader who is actually just a clever observer of human behavior, chimpanzees can predict our actions by figuring out what we see and hear, according to recent studies.


The research has also determined that chimps may use this skill to their own advantage by intentionally deceiving us, primarily by manipulating whether or not others can or cannot see and hear them."



They, too, share a deep and intimate history!



HANK







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curious98 asked on 08/15/08 - Envy...? (sequel)

Even though the Chinese may have used “cheap” Hollywood tricks, the fireworks show displayed by the Chinese at the opening ceremony were indeed spectacular alright and they have been widely acknowledged as such by “bona fide” TV audience all over the world. After all, Hollywood productions are full of all kind of “cheap” or “expensive” tricks, most of us do not mind it at all for they are intended to enhance the show.
Mr. Kay also looks quite shocked that “All of Beijing's female meeters and greeters are pretty things in their 20s”. I do not know where he is living or what kind of shows is he used to watch. I have spent 40 years of my live attending International Fairs in the States and, curiously enough, all hostesses and “greeters” were also “pretty things in their 20s”. Just as all majorettes and cheer girls usually are the prettiest around.
Perhaps Mr. Kay –and Tom- would have preferred tourists to be greeted by less favored fat girls so that they could refer to the “ugly” side of China.
Unless they collapse after the games are over, I think that nobody in his/her sane mind wild consider the new Beijing buildings to be phony. Maybe Mr. Kay should consult the crowd of international 1st class architects that have contributed to build them whether they are made or plywood!!
As I said at the beginning envy is a very sad sin, to say the least, and Mr. Kay has been probably messed up by the fact the USA anthem, so far, was the more often heard in all previous games. It seems that in 2008 it will be the Chinese one.
Curious98

HANK1 answered on 08/16/08:


Since envy is a complex and puzzling emotion, who knows what Kay thinks ... for sure. I could care less. It was a great extravaganza.


I would just imagine that prostitutes geared up for big business a week or so before 8/8/08. Much $$ to be made. The same modus operandi will take place at both the Democratic and Republican conventions.


Hank

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paraclete asked on 08/11/08 - Interesting view?

here is an interesting view of Biblical history

4018 BC: 2008 years of the Father: Love —despite man's rejection and guilt—
The Father (the Creator of all): Adam to Abraham. From the Beginning.

2010 BC: 2008 years of the Son: birthed in Grace / Favour / Joy / Faith.
The Son (Spoken Word→ Living Word): Isaac to Jesus. Ever Present.

2 BC: 2008 years of the Holy Spirit: with Partying / Partnering / Peace / Hope
The Holy Spirit (Indwelling — God's Down Payment on the Inheritance):
Heralding Christ to Heralding His Return. Future Hope. 2 Corinthians 13:14

what do you think? and do you see any significance in this view?

HANK1 answered on 08/12/08:

Father, Son and the Holy Spirit! GREAT but ... this won't float your boat, Clete:



"Sodom and Gomorrah, according to the Old Testament (Genesis 18, 19), were two ancient cities in Palestine, near the Dead Sea. The Bible almost invariably speaks of them together.


With Admah, Zeboiim, and Zoar, Sodom and Gomorrah formed the five "cities of the plain", all but the last-named of which are said to have been destroyed by brimstone and fire, perhaps accompanied by an earthquake, because of the indecency and perverse sexual practices of their inhabitants. Later they became prototypes of evil places and there are several tales in the aggadic tradition of the horrible things that occurred there."


Love and Compassion vs Sin and Evil.


HANK


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curious98 asked on 08/10/08 - Optimism?


Our colleague Hank1 wants some more optimism to be shown in our posts, and he has a point for the overall picture our world is offering us right now is rather pathetic! As an instance, the threatening conflict between Georgia, Osseitia and Abjassia.
I cannot promise this post is going to be more optimist, but in any case it may perhaps invite us to be somewhat more humble.
While watching last 8,8,2008 at 08:08 pm. the extraordinary opening of the 2008 Beijing Games I started to ponder over the fact that our proud and rather vain white race (which we still consider the brightest and best ethnic group of them all)
Color white is obviously less important (and eventually will be even less) than we have been given to understand so far.
What the Chinese have accomplished technologically in the 8 years since they were granted the organization of the Games is simply extraordinary.
From what I have been able to see on the many documentaries I have been looking at, the difference between today’s big cities (Beijing, Canton, Shanghai, etc.) and the cities I visited in the 80s is simply abysmal…
And not only, their economic growth is also spectacular. The HSBC is the 1st largest banking group in the world, the Bank of China being apparently the 2nd one. Only in 2004 the 1st and 2nd of the ranking were still from the States.
So let us face it. We, whites, are not that important, are we?
Curious98

HANK1 answered on 08/10/08:


We're not that important, Curious. Every race should have its place in all Societies. Before evolutionary theory redefined the issue irrevocably, early to mid-nineteenth-century anthropology was split by a debate between the schools of monogeny and polygeny. Monogenists espoused a common origin for all people in the primeval couple, Adam and Eve (lower races, they then argued, had degenerated further from original perfection). Polygenists held that Adam and Eve were ancestors of white folks only, and that other--and lower--races had been separately created. Was Jesus white? Who knows!


On balance: Either argument could fuel a social doctrine of inequality, but polygeny surely held the edge as a compelling justification for slavery and domination at home.


"The benevolent mind," wrote Samuel George Morton (a leading American polygenist) in 1839, "may regret the inaptitude of the Indian."


ALL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD SHOULD BENEFIT FROM UNCONDITIONAL FREEDOM AND JUSTICE!


HANK

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bal317 asked on 08/05/08 - Christian's and Fear

As a Christian. Why do we live so much in Fear?

And should we be doing such?

HANK1 answered on 08/09/08:



Only the weak drift into fear and anger.

HANK

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curious98 asked on 08/06/08 - Why are we afraid?
Why are we afraid?


Bal317 has just asked why are we afraid. And I told him that is because our faith is weak.
This has brought to my mind what Mathew’s Gospel says:

Matthew 7:13-14
"Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many. How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who find it are few.”

Here we have the clue as to why we live in fear of our actions. We clearly see the two Doors before us and the two ways leading to them. But we choose the wide one for it is easier to follow. And only every now and then we remember Matthew told us. And we are afraid to have taken the wrong decision but we stick to it hoping that in the very last minute we shall still be able to change our road and take the narrow one.
But are we sure we shall be given that opportunity?

Curious98

HANK1 answered on 08/09/08:



My FAITH isn't weak and I'm not afraid. I'm too much of a realist to fear my actions. When natural consequences are immediate, they are very effective.

HANK

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curious98 asked on 08/08/08 - If you want to follow me, deny yourself

In today's Gospel(Mt 16:24) Jesus said to his disciples, «If you want to follow me, deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me. For whoever chooses to save his life will lose it, but the one who loses his life for my sake will find it. What will one gain by winning the whole world if he destroys himself?
"Today, the Gospel clearly confronts us with the world... It is absolutely radical in its approach, and it does not admit any half measures: «If you want to follow me, deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me». In many instances, when we are facing the suffering generated by us or by others, we can hear: «We have to accept the sufferings God sends us... This is God's will..., or words to that effect», and we keep on gathering sacrifices in very much the same way as those trading stamps we used to collect, with the hope of showing them at Heaven's audit department when our day to present our statements of accounts arrives.

But our suffering per se would be of little value. Christ was no stoic: He was thirsty, He was hungry, He was tired, He did not like to be forsaken. He let others to help him... Where He could, He soothed pain, whether physic or moral. So, what is happening, then?

Simple. Before loading with our “cross”, the first thing we must do is to follow Christ. It is not a matter of first suffering and then following Christ... Christ must be followed from our Love, and from there we can then understand the sacrifice, the personal negation: «For whoever chooses to save his life will lose it, but the one who loses his life for my sake will find it» (Mt 16:25)
Do we fully understand the "implied implications" thereby?
Curious98

HANK1 answered on 08/09/08:



I'd rather follow Christ by 'being a good boy' and posessing love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Ain't that a hoot?

HANK

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Ch.Petrus.82 asked on 08/08/08 - The old question....again

Do any of you really believe that the world began 6,000 years ago on a "divine drawing board"?

HANK1 answered on 08/09/08:



No. The age of the universe is calculated to be between 13-16 billions of years. This age has been arrived at by estimating the time elapsed after the Big Bang.

HANK

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curious98 asked on 08/03/08 - Love your enemy?

Mathew 5, 43-48 tells us:


You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'
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But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you,
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that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.
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For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not the tax collectors 28 do the same?
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And if you greet your brothers only, what is unusual about that? Do not the pagans do the same? 29
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So be perfect, 30 just as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Any comments, please?

Curious98

HANK1 answered on 08/04/08:



My definition of LOVE is an excess of friendship. I forgive the actions of a person but not the people "who persecute" me. In 'battle,' it's him/her or me. So far, it's been me. I'm still a 'child' of my Heavenly Father. Better later than never, don't you think?


NOONE ON EARTH IS PERFECT. Only GOD is excellent or complete beyond practical or theoretical improvement. There is NO perfect legal code.


HANK




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curious98 asked on 08/04/08 - Do we treasure what we should?

Going on with Matthew’s Gospel we discover in
Matthew 6, 19-21, another little piece of wisdom which we keep on forgetting day after day:

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"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal.
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But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal.
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For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.


For we not only “treasure” our “earthy” treasures as if we could take them with us in our trip of “no return” but we waste them inconsiderately without stopping to consider how lucky we are for having been born here instead of in a little hamlet in the middle of nowhere in Gambia.

Two examples of our daily waste. Water and Electricity.

One example of what we should treasure and we normally don’t.

Thinking of those who have little or nothing and of what we could possibly do to alleviate their needs. And we DO NOT HAVE to go to Africa for that. People in trouble we find them around the corner every day.

Curious98

HANK1 answered on 08/04/08:

God asked His people, "Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread and your labor for that which does not satisfy?"


After working my butt off all week to earn $$$, what do you suggest I do after I pay for necessities? I can't "store up treasures in Heaven" because I'm not there ... yet!


I'm a Lutheran. I'm also an earthling. The only thing I have 'down here' that is GUARANTEED is the love of GOD. Steadfast love endures forever!


***********


Up to 600,000 men, women and children go homeless every night in the United States. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Homelessness and poverty are tightly linked. People who are living in poverty often must choose between food, shelter and other basic needs. For the poor, an accident, a medical crisis, a lost paycheck can all translate into not having a place to call home next week.


QUESTION: Why are they on the street and I'm not? I've had plenty of turning points in my life that could have 'taken me down.' My FAITH in God and reality kept me gliding upwords. Guts, man. Guts and determination.


HANK

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paraclete asked on 07/12/08 - Now its' Official?

It has only taken 400 years for Catholisism to recognise the truth of the words of an ancient marinier

In the year 1606 Capt. Pedro Fernandez de Quiros gave this continent the name “Australia del Espiritu Santo” or literally “Southland of the Holy Spirit”. In the Bible Hebrew names not only indicate character but also happenings and even the destiny of those granted that name. What does this suggest for the destiny of Australia? No other nation on earth has been blessed with the title "South Land of the Holy Spirit"!

Pope has christened Australia the "great southern land of the Holy Spirit" and urged young people troubled by the state of the world to seek answers in faith.
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,24010007-5016937,00.html

So I guess I would have to ask is Pope Benedict a plagarist since there is no acknowledgement of earlier declarations of Australia as the great south land of the Holy Spirit

The Great South-Land

Original Version 1991

The Great South-Land
Geoff Bullock, ©
Used with Permission, CCL Licence No 12712
This is our nation,
This is our land,
This is our future,
This is our hope.
A land of reaping,
A land of harvest,
This is our land,
This is our home.
Chorus
This is the Great South-land
of the Holy Spirit.
A land of red dust plains
and summer rains,
To this sunburnt land we will see a flood,
And to this Great South-land
His Spirit comes.
This is our nation,
This is our land,
This land of plenty
This land of hope.
The richest harvest
is in her peoples
We see revival
His spirit comes.
Chorus:
This is the Great South-land
of the Holy Spirit.
A land of red dust plains
and summer rains,
To this sunburnt land we will see a flood,
And to this Great South-land
His Spirit comes.
This is our nation,
This is our land,
This lucky country,
of dreams gone dry.
And to these peoples
we see a harvest
And to this land revival comes.

HANK1 answered on 08/04/08:

Are you sure, Clete, that the Pope is a Catholic:


"Pope has christened Australia the "great southern land of the Holy Spirit" and urged young people troubled by the state of the world to SEEK ANSWERS IN FAITH."


That's Martin Luther's bottom-line. Maybe the Lutherans are adopting the Pope to help lead their flock of believers.


HANK

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curious98 asked on 07/18/08 - Should it all be forgotten?


While some are always trying to remind us of all those crimes committed by members of the RCC, I see few, if any, comments regarding those other crimes committed by also supposed otherwise respectable people.
For instance, what Mr. Flick (Gavin), the only aboriginal artist managing an art gallery, in Sydney, is saying on occasion of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to that city.
Despite a Racial Discrimination Act was passed in 1975 in the Federal Parliament, the aborigines are STILL being discriminated.
“I don't get the sense the general public cares much about missing or murdered Aboriginal women. It's all part of the indifference to the lives of Aboriginal People. They don't seem to matter as much as white people"
It should be interesting to read the article in:
http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache:60X5PREcIawJ:www.slwa.wa.gov.au/federation/iss/086_abor.htm+*aboriginal+still+discriminated*&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=6
But, as I said, these problems affecting thousands of those who were living in that land 40.000 years ago and happen to be its legitimate owners are not as important as those committed by the RCC priests.
Curious98

HANK1 answered on 08/02/08:

The commandment "Thou shalt not kill" is really not as general as the King James version would indicate. The commandment actually refers to premeditated, unjustified killing - murder. Although God ordered the extermination of entire cities, He did so in righteous judgment on a people whose corruption had led to extreme wickedness, including child sacrifice.


Did God destroy the righteous along with the wicked? In an exchange with Abraham, God indicated that He would spare the wicked to save the righteous. He demonstrated this principle by saving righteous people from Sodom and Jericho prior to their destruction. The charge that God indiscriminately murdered people does not hold to critical evaluation of the biblical texts.


Yep! I must say that EVERY earthling is capable of committing a crime.



HANK


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curious98 asked on 07/20/08 - Can RCC followers be saved?


As a practicing member of the RCC I have often wondered why all other Christian denominations have such a poor opinion on us. Undoubtedly, this must be because theirs are much better in many ways. I mean, they not only believe in Jesus’ Words, but they must hold the secret clue to guarantee their Salvation, whereas most of us must be doomed in advance, going by the reputation we enjoy among them.
My big question mark, therefore, is: are all the other Christian denominations equally better than the RCC and consequently they ALL deserve the Kingdom of God? And, if so, what is what the RCC is missing that we should correct to get access to the same place?
Today’s gospel (Mt 13:24-43) is about the parable before that goes: «The kingdom of heaven can be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and left. When the plants sprouted and produced grain, the weeds also appeared”.
Are we supposed to be the enemy that sowed the weeds amongst the good wheat?
I’m sure that in this board there will be plenty who will volunteer to enlighten me!
Because St. Paul says, «And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him» (Rom 8:28) and if we ALL love the same GOD we should also be logically entitled to Salvation, shouldn’t we?

CUrious98

HANK1 answered on 08/02/08:


St. Paul says, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him» (Rom 8:28) and if we ALL love the same GOD we should also be logically entitled to Salvation, shouldn’t we?"


Shouldn't we? Yep ... you et al sure can. That's the bottom-line. I might add that most questions about GOD are quite pellucid.


HANK

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curious98 asked on 07/22/08 - Red telephone with God?

John McCain or Barak Obama!
Does anyone believe that whoever of these two persons wins the White House will claim -as G.W.Bush did- that he is in direct touch with GOD Almighty who told him to fight the Axis of Evil?
BTW hoe come that God seems to have change his mind and told GWB to remove Northern Korea and Iran from that Axis?
Curious98

HANK1 answered on 08/02/08:


Sorry but President Bush did not claim that he is "in direct touch with GOD Almighty who told him to fight the Axis of Evil." A President or almost any politician would NOT use GOD in such a context or at all. Why? Many voters are agnostics and atheists. Why rock the boat with such a decisive statement? All denominations would question such a statement as well. Has GOD told you anything lately?


HANK

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bal317 asked on 07/26/08 - Charles Manson-group?

I heard on the Christian channel. That one of the women who actually helped in the Sharon Tate murder's. Was dying of some sort of brain disease. And she has tried around 17 different times to get out of prison at her Board Hearings, but was denied paroll. This Christian leader, was asking. "Seeings how this woman has shown a change of life in a positive way, and becoming more Godly like. Shouldn't she be forgiving and released now that she is dying and possibly only has 6 months to live?
I feel, even though she has possibly changed. She still has man made laws to abide by and she should stay in Prison for her misconduct she par-took in.
What do you all feel?
How do we as Chrisitians, say we forgive and still allow this woman or other's to stay locked up like we do?
Are we afraid to actually be around those that have done horid crimes. Might of changed to the better?
Do we ask what type of Chrisitanity background, Prison personel have or those on the Boards?
This Christian Leader said,"Jesus told the sinner beside Him on the Cross, You will walk with me in Heaven."
Are we wrong or right forgetting those in Prisons?

HANK1 answered on 08/02/08:



As a Lutheran, I forgive her as a person but NOT her actions. I also feel that this is a cultural issue. The main issue separating the Hellenistic and orthodox Jews was the application of biblical laws in a Hellenistic (melting pot) culture. Some theorize that the early Christians came largely from the group of hellenized Jews who were less attached to Jewish rituals, philosophies and practices. In all respects, this killer is in the hands of an angry God.


HANK

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paraclete asked on 07/30/08 - What is this movement

they are calling the Florida revival?

reports are abounding of a stirring in Florida called the Florida Revival. Broadcasts from www.god.com have an evangelist called Tod leading this movement. What can you tel me about it.

HANK1 answered on 08/02/08:


"There are over six billion people in this world and each person has his or her own thoughts about God. How can a person know for sure what He is really like?" Just another fool trying to make a name for himself, Clete.


HANK

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curious98 asked on 08/01/08 - Major Alan G. Rogers


In a country where Democracy and Freedom have been the proclaimed pillars of its system ever since its foundation we have been able to bear witness of a great variety of instances where these two principles were not respected.
Major Alan G. Rogers, in my opinion, is one of the last cases.
The media attention gained by its funeral last March when it was revealed that he was gay and worked to end the military DADT policy shows a gruesome and morbid interest in which should only have been his own concern.
Don’t take me wrong. As a Catholic and as a person I’m against homosexuality, which I do not understand. I’m also very much against the unnecessary display the gay and lesbian community seem to need to tell the world what they are.
But, on the other hand, I consider that the trajectory of this soldier which everybody consider exemplary deserves that we respect his right to have the sexual orientation of his choice, mostly when he never made a point of displaying it around.
Do we or do we not believe in the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled and which are called Human Rights?
Curious98

HANK1 answered on 08/02/08:


Regardless of whatever form our actions take, if we want a change in the course, we've got to flap our wings. For the trajectory of the system will indeed be vastly different if we don't.


HANK

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Ch.Petrus.82 asked on 07/22/08 - Message from ATON/DOMINO

My old buddy is doing just fine and he asked me to pass on this message

"Let my friends know I miss them, and my enemies can kiss my butt."

IMO, he is needed on this board, what do you think?

Pete

HANK1 answered on 08/02/08:

"...kiss my butt."


NEW YORK - Rachael Ray has some sweet advice for her critics, "Kiss My Butt." The irrepressible cook and media personality made this announcement yesterday at the festive launch of Rachael's Kisses, stunningly accurate impressions of her anus crafted from the finest quality single-source chocolate.

Why don't you start your own business?


HANK

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STONY asked on 04/24/08 - I HAVE SEEN NO DISCUSSIONS HERE...

ABOUT THE MAYLAY IN TEXAS AND THE HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN INVOLVED. I'VE SEEN SOME REAL "BRAINWASHED" WOMEN ON THE NEWS. ANY COMMENTS OR OBSERVATIONS?

HANK1 answered on 05/02/08:



They haven't been brainwashed, STONY. They've been living in a different culture than ours. As you may know, a CULTURE is a particular society at a particular time and place.

HANK

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bal317 asked on 04/29/08 - The Devil?

Are we to blame, all the bad things that happen to us on the Devil?
We are born into sin while on earth. So does that mean we are living with the Devil?
Then if we believe in God and accept His Son, we've beaten this "test" and get to live with God in Heaven?
So, are we in Hell right now?
Has anyone ever thought this way? And could it be a possibilty?

HANK1 answered on 05/02/08:



A former evangelical writer, whose last name is more famous than his first, came out last year as a "universalist," a theological position that argues everyone will eventually be saved. This man said he refused to believe in a God who "had less compassion than he did" and who would send someone to hell for all eternity.


Judge ye not, huh? Perhaps we're up against a bunch of little Devils who call themselves Congressman. They're to blame. Not the Devil, unless laziness is a virtue.

HANK

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paraclete asked on 04/29/08 - Should Christians be political?

The remarks by Rev, Wright reignite not only a political debate but beg the question should ministers of religion interfere in political campaigns. From his remarks one could draw the inference he wants Obama to lose and is prepared to actively undermine his campaign..
What place does politics have in religion? Jesus certainly took great pains to keep himself out of the politics of his day. Have we forgotten that God's kingdom is not of this world? This is one of the big issues for Christians today, how far do Christians go in bringing their faith into the political arena?

HANK1 answered on 05/02/08:



In this day and age, Clete, anything goes. Wright was looking for a place in the sun and his trip was successful. Anything for a headline. Our country is in bad shape, Clete, in almost every respect. Nothing is working, thanks to a do-nothing Congress. It's hard to give a damn anymore. My friends and Leslie feel the same way. We're in hibernation.

HANK

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powderpuff asked on 04/29/08 - What happens to the boys?

I was wondering what happens to the boys who grow up in the FLDS group? I read in the news:
"Of the 463 children, 250 are girls and 213 are boys. Children 13 and younger are about evenly split — 197 girls and 196 boys — but there are only 17 boys aged 14 to 17 compared with the 53 girls in that age range."

Isn't it unusual to have only 17 teen boys and 53 teen girls when its an even split for the younger children? Could there be a reasonable explanation? I suppose more boy children could die during young childhood, but something doesn't seem right about these numbers.

Does anyone actually know what happens to these boys? Or was there just a huge amount of girls born 13-17 yrs ago compared to boys?

HANK1 answered on 05/02/08:



What we have here is a culture within a culture. Judgement is not in order. Nor is abuse. The number of children in the different age groups is just a coincidence.

HANK

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Mary_Susan asked on 04/14/08 - Is the Catholic Church a Pro Fascist Organization?

"As well as being the head of his church, the Roman pope differs from the other Christian popes in being the head of a foreign state with which the United States maintains diplomatic relations. Small as the papal state may be, the implications of its foreign policy are sometimes of interest. It signed important concordats with the fascist powers in the 1920s and ཚs, for example. In the 1990s, it was the only state to recognize the government established by military putschists after the overthrow of Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide. During the period when sanctions and diplomatic isolation were aiming to keep Saddam Hussein in his "box," the only fully accredited ambassador from Baghdad anywhere in Western Europe was in the Holy See." Christopher Hitchens

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The Catholic Church seems to have a proclivity toward pro-Fascist and dictatorial governments that western democracies and republics don't have.

I think that this is why they had a problem containing the sexual sins of the clergy that ruined so many children's lives over the years. Both leaders have no accountability to those below them in power...subservient citizens and subservient lay people.

Many American Catholics are often called cafeteria Catholics....they pick and choose what dictums they want to follow, leaving the rest behind.

So, do you think that the Catholic Church is a fascist organization?

HANK1 answered on 04/16/08:

Fascism is an authoritarian political ideology that is generally tied to a mass movement that considers the individual subordinate to the interests of the state, party or society as a whole. Fascists seek to forge a type of national unity, usually based on, but not limited to, ethnic, cultural, racial, and/or religious attributes. Catholics are not pro-facists.

Hank

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JesseJamesDupree asked on 04/04/08 - Can a person be too religious???

At my church, there are a couple of women who seem to try and run the whole church. Everything from policies to music and everything in between. They are nice enough but come off as very tight and stodgy acting. Basically they throw a wet blanket of legalism over the entire church. We have a young church that is experiencing growth and I'm afraid these 2, actually 3 Beth Moore wannabes are going to run the younger crowd off. To top it all off are preacher is leaving at the end of April, and I wonder if these women had anything to do with it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.:)

HANK1 answered on 04/16/08:



The two women in mention are after power, control and status. This isn't being overly religious, Jesse. If every conversation had something to do with God or a reference to God, they would be fanatics. On balance: They would be rabid isolationists as well.

Why don't you ask your preacher why he is leaving?

Hank

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PrinceHassim asked on 04/11/08 - What does the Bible say about ........................

... sleep and inactivity?

HANK1 answered on 04/13/08:


"I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, for the LORD sustains me.
I am not afraid of ten thousands of people
who have set themselves against me all around."


Psalm 3:5, 6


HANK

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PrinceHassim asked on 03/24/08 - The death of a Great Christian

Metropolitan Laurus, who led the overseas branch of the Russian Orthodox Church to a historic rapprochement with the Moscow mother church, from which it split after the Communist revolution in 1917, died Sunday at a monastery in Jordanville, New York. He was 80.


Nicholas Ohotin, a church spokesman, said no cause had been determined. News reports from Russia made much of the day of his death: it was the Feast of Orthodoxy, when those who have given greatly to the church are venerated.


Metropolitan Laurus's most historic moment occurred last May in the great rebuilt Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, which Stalin had once destroyed to build a swimming pool. As leader of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, he exchanged kisses on the cheek with the Patriarch of Moscow, Aleksei II.


The gesture symbolized a momentous step toward ending a feud that began three years after the Bolshevik revolution, as the Orthodox Church in the Soviet Union wilted under intense government pressure. By 1927, the Moscow patriarch had pledged loyalty to the Communist authorities, and the overseas church, in disgust, cut all ties with its Russian parent.


But last May, eight decades after the final break, the churches avowed spiritual unity. Bishops from the overseas church — which has 400 parishes in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Britain and South America — must now be approved by a council in Moscow.


Metropolitan Laurus emphasized that the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia remained administratively independent. And some issues are still sticking points: prominent among them, there is no unity on how best to cooperate with other religions.


Such men of peace will be missed by all Christians whose hearts are turned to peace through faith.

QUESTION:

Should Christians be at peace with all others, and should they love everyone, regardless, or was Jesus clearly wrong?


HANK1 answered on 03/25/08:


Like all other Orthodox Churches, the Russian Orthodox Church places the emphasis on preservation rather than evolution or adaptation of its doctrine and practices. It does not recognize some developments and dogmatic definitions of the Western Catholic Church since the Great Schism. Its followers take pride in the fact that their beliefs and even ceremonies are largely the same as they were 1000 years ago.


The East-West Schism, or Great Schism, (1054) divided medieval Christianity into Western (Latin) and Eastern (Greek) branches, which later became the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church, respectively.

Hank

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bal317 asked on 03/24/08 - Jesus?

After Jesus arose, did He bear any scars on His body?
Is there any mention of Him eating/drinking?

If at this point of His viewing and being a spirit. Is there any mention of anyone seeing His physical appearance any different than a mortal?

HANK1 answered on 03/25/08:



No two of the Evangelists agree on any of the above. Nor are they fully agreeable in regard to a single appearance. Each not only omits the appearances mentioned by the others, but his narrative in nearly every instance excludes them. The designation of the locality in one excludes the appearances narrated by the rest; the determination of time in another leaves no space for the narratives of his fellow-evangelists; the enumeration of a third is given without any regard to the events reported by his predecessors; lastly, among several appearances recounted by various narrators, each claims to be the last, and yet has nothing in common with the others. Hence nothing but wilful blindness can prevent the perception that no one of the narrators knew and presupposed what another records.

Hank

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arcura asked on 03/25/08 - Do you believe that God is the author of life??????

If so, do you also believe that this is the only planet on which He authored life?
Or
Do you think that He may have authored life of so sort on other planets?
Astronomers have discovered hundreds of other planets very large and smaller around near by stars which indicates that there probably are many thousands of them in our galaxy.
Many claim that the odds are that there are hundreds of planets with conditions that will support life as we know it.
Considering that, please answer the above questions.
Also this one, “Would your religious belief be upset in some way if life on other planets was discovered?
Thanks.
Please and kindness,
Fred

HANK1 answered on 03/25/08:


God is the AUTHOR of LIFE!

******

A scientist at the University of Missouri-Columbia believes life on earth may have originated in space dust. The theory centers on adenine, a key ingredient in life on earth. You've probably heard that DNA is made up of base pairs represented by the letters A, C, T and G? Adenine is the A.

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Life on other planets wouldn't bother me a bit. I like to make friends.

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* Hope you and your family are well and happy, Fred.

Hank

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paraclete asked on 01/23/08 - Time for the UFOnics to go back to sleep?

Last week there was great hoo-ha, so much so we could expect the Martians to land in Texas, but no, there is to be no extraterrestrial coming, just business as usual there is now better odds on the Dow rising than the Martians landing. What I have to say about all this is; where is your Faith?


UFOs? Nope. They were fighter jets, Air Force saysStory Highligh

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Ten Air Force Reserve F-16 fighter jets were the cause of the lights seen over parts of central Texas earlier this month that many believed to be UFOs, according to an Air Force Reserve news release.


Ricky Sorrells said he saw a flat, metallic object hovering about 300 feet over a pasture behind his Texas home.

The F-16s were on a nighttime training mission over the Brownwood Military Operating Area on January 8, near Stephenville, Texas, the statement said.

A military operating area is airspace designated for military training, according to Air Force officials.

Several people in the area saw lights moving fast across the night sky. The Air Force reported it had no aircraft flying that night, which left people wondering what they saw.

Wednesday, an Air Force Reserve statement from the Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base said it made a mistake in its initial reporting, and that there were planes in the area that night.

"In the interest of public awareness, Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs realized an error was made regarding the reported training activity of military aircraft," the news release said

A spokesman for the Air Force Reserve fighter wing, Karl Lewis, said the error in the reporting resulted from an internal communications problem between offices at the base.

Lewis said he received the flight information earlier this week, confirmed it with officials on the base and sent the news release out Wednesday.

The release said the planes were in the area between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., about the time many people reported seeing the lights, according to reporting at the time.

Lewis said the planes were from the 457th Fighter Squadron based at the reserve base outside of Fort Worth, Texas.

HANK1 answered on 02/02/08:


The Texas Rangers played an effective, valiant, and honorable role throughout the early troubled years of Texas. The Ranger Service has differed in organization and policy under varying conditions, demands for service, and state administrations, and it has not been of entirely unbroken continuity. However, it has existed almost continuously from the year of colonization to the present. They've been warned! Faith is a no-brainer!

Leslie

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paraclete asked on 01/25/08 - Has religion gone mad?


Unless of course you are a believing christian who uses the Gifts of the Spirit there isn't much you can do in the situation is there? Well you might even stop to check if there is something you can do to help?

the Priest says Mass with corpse on floor

From correspondents in Rome

January 25, 2008 09:25am
Article from: Reuters


A PRIEST who continued saying Mass while the body of a man who died of a heart attack during the service was still on the church floor says that is what the parishioner would have wanted.

Pio Lieta, an 86-year-old pensioner, suffered a heart attack during the Roman Catholic Mass in the northern city of Trento this week.

When ambulance services arrived, Mr Lieta, a regular at the daily early morning Mass, was already dead and they covered his body with a white sheet.

The Mass was briefly suspended but the priest, Mario Peron, decided to resume and complete the religious service while waiting for undertakers to collect Mr Lieta's corpse.

A picture of the body covered by the sheet was published in local and national newspapers, some of which criticised the priest for not waiting until the body had been removed.

"This is what he would have wanted," the priest told the Italian news agency Ansa yesterday, the day he celebrated the funeral for Mr Lieta.

Only a handful of parishioners were present for the early-morning service, and some expressed their surprise at the priest’s decision to L’Adige, the local newspaper.

"We should have stopped as a sign of respect," said one unnamed worshipper.

HANK1 answered on 02/02/08:



"Has religion gone mad?" Only if you say so. Head ‘em up, Move ‘em out, Move ‘em out, Head ‘em up. O my!

Leslie

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MaggieB asked on 01/27/08 - What next?? Disabled spy satellite threatens Earth


Disabled spy satellite threatens Earth By EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press Writer
Sat Jan 26, 6:31 PM ET

WASHINGTON - A large U.S. spy satellite has lost power and could hit the Earth in late February or March, government officials said Saturday.

The satellite, which no longer can be controlled, could contain hazardous materials, and it is unknown where on the planet it might come down, they said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the information is classified as secret.

"Appropriate government agencies are monitoring the situation," said Gordon Johndroe, a spokesman for the National Security Council, when asked about the situation after it was disclosed by other officials. "Numerous satellites over the years have come out of orbit and fallen harmlessly. We are looking at potential options to mitigate any possible damage this satellite may cause."

He would not comment on whether it is possible for the satellite to be perhaps shot down by a missile. He said it would be inappropriate to discuss any specifics at this time.

A senior government official said that lawmakers and other nations are being kept apprised of the situation.

Such an uncontrolled re-entry could risk exposure of U.S. secrets, said John Pike, a defense and intelligence expert. Spy satellites typically are disposed of through a controlled re-entry into the ocean so that no one else can access the spacecraft, he said.

Pike also said it's not likely the threat from the satellite could be eliminated by shooting it down with a missile, because that would create debris that would then re-enter the atmosphere and burn up or hit the ground.

Pike, director of the defense research group GlobalSecurity.org, estimated that the spacecraft weighs about 20,000 pounds and is the size of a small bus. He said the satellite would create 10 times less debris than the Columbia space shuttle crash in 2003.

As for possible hazardous material in the spacecraft, Pike said it might contain beryllium, a light metal with a high melting point that is used in the defense and aerospace industries. Breathing beryllium can lead to chronic, incurable respiratory problems.

Jeffrey Richelson, a senior fellow with the National Security Archive, said the spacecraft likely is a photo reconnaissance satellite. Such eyes in the sky are used to gather visual information from space about adversarial governments and terror groups, including construction at suspected nuclear sites or militant training camps. The satellites also can be used to survey damage from hurricanes, fires and other natural disasters.

The largest uncontrolled re-entry by a NASA spacecraft was Skylab, the 78-ton abandoned space station that fell from orbit in 1979. Its debris dropped harmlessly into the Indian Ocean and across a remote section of western Australia.

In 2000, NASA engineers successfully directed a safe de-orbit of the 17-ton Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, using rockets aboard the satellite to bring it down in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean.

In 2002, officials believe debris from a 7,000-pound science satellite smacked into the Earth's atmosphere and rained down over the Persian Gulf, a few thousand miles from where they first predicted it would plummet.

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HANK1 answered on 02/02/08:



Remind me to hide in a cave when the time comes, Maggie! We have one close by!

HANK

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ROLCAM asked on 01/27/08 - TO LOVE.

Lord Jesus , help me to turn from the darkness of
sin to your wonderful healing light.

HANK1 answered on 02/02/08:



I've never been in the darkness you speak of, ROLCAM. Events that appear inexplicable by the laws of nature are called miracles. They can be supernatural in origin or an act of God! I believe in miracles. HANK witnessed one and so did I quite a few years ago. Anyway, all I say when I pray nightly is "THANKS, AMEN." Guess why! So does HANK. That's the healing light you speak of, my friend!

Leslie

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ROLCAM asked on 01/27/08 - TO SERVE.

Have you announced the good news to those in darkness ?

HANK1 answered on 02/02/08:



I said in a loud voice, "Guys and gals, I have flashlights for all of you."

Leslie

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paraclete asked on 01/28/08 - extraterrestial visitor tonight?

Mammoth asteroid 'passing close to Earth'

By Nic Fleming Science Correspondent
Last Updated: 2:01pm GMT 28/01/2008

Thousands of astronomers will be hoping for clear skies on Tuesday so they can catch a glimpse of the largest asteroid to pass close to Earth for more than 20 years.

Mammouth asteroid 'passing close to Earth'
NASA detects asteroids approaching close to Earth through its Near Earth Object Observation Program

Asteroid 2007 TU24, which measures between 160 and 650 yards wide, should be visible high in the sky from Britain to amateurs with small telescopes.

It will come within 334,000 miles of Earth - just 1.4 times the distance to the Moon - at 8.33am GMT tomorrow.

The last time such a large asteroid came so close to Earth was in September 1985, and the next comparable approach will be in 2027.

Prof Paul Murdin, of the Royal Astronomical Society, said: “It will be really exciting from a scientific point of view to be able to study an asteroid up close.
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“For astronomers who work by bouncing radar off nearby objects, the nearer the asteroid, the clearer the picture – allowing us to study its shape, whether there are craters or any orbiting satellites.”

Images captured by NASA’s Goldstone radio telescope in California earlier this month show 2007 TU24 has an unusual shape and may have been formed from two separate asteroids stuck together.

The pictures also suggest the asteroid is rotating slowly, maybe every 10 to 30 hours.

Further information on its rate of rotation will provide astronomers with clues as to whether they are looking at solid rock or a loose collection of rubble.

If a large asteroid was ever discovered to be on a collision course with Earth, knowing its size, shape and rotation rate would be vital in order to plan for ways to deflect it.

If the skies are clear tomorrow night astronomers with telescopes with a 3ins diameter lens or larger should be able to see asteroid 2007 TU24 high in the sky in the Great Bear constellation.

NASA detects and tracks asteroids and comets approaching close to Earth through its Near Earth Object Observation Program to identify any with the potential to collide with our planet.

HANK1 answered on 02/02/08:



My wizardry will keep the damn thing away from Arizona come Tuesday.

HANK says "hello", Clete."

Leslie

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CeeBee2 asked on 02/01/08 - What should be a Christian's attitude and behavior

toward a coworker of another religion or toward someone who has no religion?

I spend my day with coworkers, volunteers, and community service people who are probably not Christian. They might be Hindus, Muslims, atheists, non-practicing Christians, and scores of other belief systems. Rarely does an opportunity arise in which I can find out what anyone believes. If I do, it is more a point of interest rather than an opportunity to discuss religion. In fact, discussing religion (or politics or the stock market, for instance--possibly controversial topics) are frowned upon by the administration.

So what is a Christian to do in the workplace, if anything, regarding preaching the Gospel?

HANK1 answered on 02/02/08:



If one truely believes in the Trinity and lives his/her life accordingly, he/she will feel safe in all situations. You call this being 'laid back.' You can control yourself ... but noone else! A nasty fact of life, huh? Kicking someone's butt is another matter!

Leslie

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CeeBee2 asked on 02/01/08 - A country's leader - how important is it that a leader

have a strong faith in God and be willing to publicly turn to God during times of personal and national stress and emergency?

HANK1 answered on 02/02/08:

Having a strong faith in God is fine and dandy, CeeBee, but in a Democracy, a leader should not mention his/her faith because a President or whoever are politicians. They play both sides toward the middle ... and look for votes from minorites, African Americans, atheists, agostics, Muslims et al. Emergencies bring about stress! This is TRUE when you're talking about wimps who are regarded as weak or ineffectual.


In re: Emergencies and stress. I believe in taking the bull by the horns and dealing with with the situation head-on. In short, I consider an emergency as being an adventure. Dictators don't mention God when they talk to their masses! They think they ARE God!


Happily Married Leslie

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arcura asked on 10/05/07 - Who here rejects Jesus ?????????????????????????????

Contemplating today's Gospel

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Liturgical day: Friday 26th in Ordinary Time

Today's Gospel (Lk 10:13-16): Jesus said, «Alas for you Chorazin! Alas for you Bethsaida! So many miracles have been worked in you! If the same miracles had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would already be sitting in ashes and wearing the sackcloth of repentance. Surely for Tyre and Sidon it will be better than for you on the Judgment Day. And what of you, city of Capernaum? Will you be lifted up to heaven? You will be thrown down to the place of the dead. Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me; and he who rejects me, rejects the one who sent me».

HANK1 answered on 10/05/07:



Toys for Tots program rejects 'Talking Jesus Doll That Quotes Bible Verses.'

HANK

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STONY asked on 10/05/07 - something to meditate on...


YESTERDAY IS GONE, FORGET ABOUT IT, TOMORROW NOT HERE YET,
DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT, NOW IS HERE, ENJOY IT.
MATH.6:34 " TAKE NO THOUGHT FOR TOMORROW, FOR TOMORROW SHALL TAKE THOUGHT FOR THE THINGS OF ITSELF".

IF YOU ARE WORRYING ABOUT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN
TOMORROW, AND FRETTING ABOUT YOUR PAST, YOU ARE MISSING
OUT ON THE PRECIOUS MOMENTS WE HAVE LEFT ON EARTH.
THAT DOESN'T MEAN NOT TO BE CONCERNED FOR YOUR FUTURE,
AND HAVE GOOD PLANS, GOD IS SAYING , DON'T SIT AROUND AND
WORRY ABOUT IT. JAMES 4:14," YOU KNOW NOT WHAT SHALL BE
TOMORROW. FOR WHAT IS YOUR LIFE? IT IS EVEN A VAPOR, THAT
APPEARS FOR A SHORT TIME, AND THEN VANISHES AWAY".

PHILIPPIANS 4: 8," WHATEVER IS TRUE, HONEST, JUST, PURE, LOVELY,
GOOD REPORT, VIRTUE, AND IF THERE BE ANY PRAISE, THINK ON
THESE THINGS". I BELIEVE IF WE CAN SET OUR AFFECTIONS ON
OUR LORD, WE CAN ENJOY THE VALUABLE MOMENTS OF OUR LIFE.

SO LETS START TODAY WITH A NEW SONG OF PRAISE. LETS REJOICE
AND THANK JESUS FOR OUR HEAVENLY FUTURE. PRAISE HIM IN
CAR, PRAISE HIM IN YOUR KITCHEN, PRAISE HIM ON THE JOB, PRAISE
HIM IF YOUR NOT FEELING WELL, PRAISE HIM WHEN THINGS ARE
NOT GOING THE WAY YOU HOPED IT WOULD, PRAISE HIM BECAUSE
HE DIED FOR YOUR SINS, AND HAS PROMISED YOU ETERNAL LIFE.
YOUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN. ALLELUIA. LOVE, JOY, AND PEACE TO ALL
OF YOU WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL, SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD.
GAIL AND I LOVE YOU. TAKE YOUR LIFE ONE MOMENT AT A TIME.

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a message worth passing along.......stony

HANK1 answered on 10/05/07:



Live today as if there's no tomorrow. I do!

HANK

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Tempus-Omnia-Revelat asked on 10/04/07 - Tom Smith the warlord?

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TOM SMITH THE WARLORD?

by Harry Lall

"For all that do these things are an abomination unto all board users:
and because of these abominations those board users will drive him
out from here."

From around 1998 in Askme.com, followed by WeTellYou, and now
in the final moments of Answerway, Tom Smith has presented his
intolerance and hypocrisy against anything and anyone that doesn't
agree with his personal religious views, be that the Mormon Church,
the Masonic Lodge, witchcraft, The Roman Catholic Church,
the Jehovah Witnesses, Islam, and whatever more there is that does
not agree with Tom Smith.

He began by removing carefully the basics of Christianity from his
posts - being love and forgiveness - and replaced that carefully
(hidden under a satanic veil) with hatred and despite.

Since that first post on Askme.com Tom Smith has never revealed
his real thoughts on his personal format of Christianity that slowly
but surely started to contain more and more Satanic behaviour and
Luciferian approach. (See the Photo Gallery)

In spite of the overwhelming evidence that Tom Smith was abusing
almost every board user, he refused to accept this reality, and
actually increased his arrogance and intolerance by putting more fuel
on his hellish fire.

As always its not our intention to cause unnecessary embarrassment
or aggravation to Tom Smith or his family.
He has the right to worship and serve in any manner he chooses.
But we believe that we deserve to know the truth of Toms Smith's
reasons to abuse this board so much.

Could We Be Wrong About Tom?

Is it possible that we have been mistaken about Tom Smith's real
intentions for the negative attitude he more or less founded on
this Christianity Board?

Could Smith have somehow attached a "Christian" meaning to his
Satanic behaviour? Are we misjudging poor Tom?

The best way to answer these questions is to look carefully into
Smith's own near-occultic history.
Did he make an honest conversion of faith after his entry to these
boards?

Why is Tom Smith so aggressive against everyone who disagrees
with his interpretation of Christianity?
Tom Smith behaves as if he is the warlord of the fundamental
religious terrorists that lately are involved in all the religious
upheaval worldwide.

Eureka!

"I have found it!" must have been going through the mind of
many when Tom Smith recently openly refused to enlighten us
on the background of his personal Christian views, with details
on what he supported and rejected of mainstream Christianity.

In light of this positive proof that Toms was and still is involved
in Satanic behaviour during the writing of many of his posts on
this board, with his copious display of hatred and despite for
opponents, and disdain for posts by others, all flooded with a
mixture of hypocrisy and intolerance, I agree with everyone
who denies Tom Smith's claims of being a Christian.
It's the only sensible thing to do!
I say daily that this should happen!

John

And yes, this is a clone of server's topic, who seems to be a great fan of Tom
Smith, reason for Tom Smith and his abusive behaviour on this board to be
the focus of this topic.

Also note that Tom Smith never/hardly ever corrects or criticizes on server's
intolerant abusive and hypocrite topics.
Another reason to get Tom Smith involved in this topic ...


:)

HANK1 answered on 10/04/07:



Now that you've told us about what's wrong with Tom, why don't you tell us what's wrong with you? Only GOD is perfect ... I think!

HANK

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Tempus-Omnia-Revelat asked on 10/03/07 - Religion versus science-comments

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Comments can be posted here.

Religion versus science

Religion is based on dogmatic acceptance of unsupported data.
Science is based on check and recheck, and objective proof for the claimed data, before the data
is accepted as correct.
And even after such proof has been provided, there are rechecks which may upgrade earlier results.
That way there is maximum certainty that the latest data is as correct as possible.

This in strong contrast to religion, where the available data are never subjected to check and
recheck, or even a discussion. Dogma controls views, and everything is based in belief.

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A nice example of how science works and leads to ever more realistic results :


Scientist reworks star distances

The most accurate catalogue of the distances to more than 100,000 stars has just been released.

Cambridge astronomer Dr Floor van Leeuwen has spent the past 10 years checking and recalculating
data gathered by the Hipparcos satellite.

It collected the information in the 1990s, but questions were raised about apparent errors in the
results.

Dr van Leeuwen, who saw a flaw in the way Hipparcos worked, has now corrected the star distances.

"It's been necessary to get more information out of the data than was published before," he told
the BBC.

Link to supporting article by BBC News

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HANK1 answered on 10/03/07:



SCIENCE HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIGION! To properly understand the contemporary philosophy of science, it is necessary to examine some basic components of science. The components of science are data, theories, and what is sometimes called shaping principles.

HANK

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arcura asked on 09/30/07 - Love!!! The more you give it the more there is.

"Love is the one treasure that multiplies by
division. It is the one gift that grows bigger the
more you take from it. It is the one business in
which it pays to be an absolute spendthrift. You can
give it away, throw it away, empty your pockets,
shake the basket, turn the glass upside down, and
tomorrow you will have more than ever."
Author Unknown

HANK1 answered on 10/01/07:



In short, Fred, love means an excess of friendship.

HANK

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arcura asked on 10/01/07 - Maybe this board should be renamed…………………………….

Maybe it should be called the bigots board for there are more bigots often here than Christians.
Peddler
Tom Smith
Paraclete
Holly.
and
Sever.
Are without a doubt bigots in view of the constant hammering at other denominations.

HANK1 answered on 10/01/07:



Changing anything on this Board wouldn't help matters, Fred. It has a bad reputation and the same bigots and atheists would participate under any circumstance.

HANK

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PrinceHassim asked on 09/28/07 - Mountain Meadows site ....................... Info .....



...

Terry Fancher, president of the Mountain Meadows Association, comprised of descendants of perpetrators and victims, favors letting the church keep the land rather than leave it subject to federal funding.

“I believe (the church) is the way to go. I believe that is where the money will be to take care of it,” said Fancher, of Braintree, Mass.

...


HANK1 answered on 09/29/07:



There is no case for psychological reparations, collectively imposed (which is even more morally defective), unless one has the capacity to see beyond a persoanl and limited viewpoint.

HANK

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Toms777 asked on 09/28/07 - Question for Fred

Fred,

Are you still going to claim that you never saw the Spammer formerly known as Pericles spam?

http://answerway.com/viewques.php?pgtitle=Christianity&category=633&msection=0&quesid=75139

Tom

HANK1 answered on 09/29/07:



Just thought I'd take this opportunity to say "HELLO." Been playing golf tournaments all Summer and my laptop went South ... with my luggage on one occasion. Anyway, Winter's coming on. So, I'll be starting another manuscript when cold weather hits. Hope you and your family are well and happy. Take care! GO CUBS!

HANK

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Toms777 asked on 09/29/07 - Joseph Smith - Greater Than God????

"I combat the errors of the ages;...I solve mathematical problems of universities, with truth--diamond truth; and God is my right hand man."

Joseph Smith, History of the Church Vol. 6
[1843]

HANK1 answered on 09/29/07:



God's the boss. There is no 'other.'

HANK

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arcura asked on 09/28/07 - What do you say about Jesus???????????????????????????

Contemplating today's Gospel
© evangeli.net

Liturgical day: Friday 25th in Ordinary Time

Today's Gospel (Lk 9:18-22): One day when Jesus was praying alone, not far from his disciples, He asked them, «What do people say about me?». And they answered, «Some say that you are John the Baptist; others say that you are Elijah, and still others that you are one of the former prophets risen from the dead». Again Jesus asked them, «Who then do you say I am?». Peter answered, «The Messiah of God». Then Jesus spoke to them, giving them strict orders not to tell this to anyone. And he added, «The Son of Man must suffer many things. He will be rejected by the elders and chief priests and teachers of the Law, and put to death. Then after three days he will be raised to life».

HANK1 answered on 09/29/07:



Jesus is the son of God! This is all I need to know. (Didn't read your post, Fred) Take care.

HANK

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Tempus-Omnia-Revelat asked on 09/28/07 - Coward : reactions here!

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Please post your reactions here!

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..//.. server, server, server, server, server, server,

Clarification/Follow-up by Tempus-Omnia-Revelat on 09/28/07 2:05 pm:

Please note that the handle "Pericles" is no longer in use, and has been replaced
with Tempus-Omnia-Revelat.

Per1cles, Tempus-Omn1a-Revelat, DOMINO, holly., server : they are all one and the same
person, but surely not me!

John

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HANK1 answered on 09/29/07:



You have the brain of a mindless carrot.

HANK & LESLIE

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paraclete asked on 09/28/07 - for all those who wondered

what happened to the Church?

The Four Stages of Church Decline

It's estimated that between 60 and 80 percent of American churches have either plateaued or are in decline. In his new book, Confessions of a Reformission Rev., Mark Driscoll has a section where he talks about the four stages of church decline. It's Monday morning, and a great time to sit back and really consider where your church is at. Read the following stages that Mark discusses and honestly ask yourself, "Which phase are we in?"

Phase 1 - Creative, the dream stage
The creative phase is the beginning of a new church or a new project within the church. This phase is marked by enthusiasm, hope, and numerous ideas that are considered for implementation, which causes momentum. The early days of our church plant were filled with this kind of creative energy, and the young and motivated people in our church were filled with ideas for all that we could do. Once we lost our building, we were thrust into another creative phase as we struggled to survive. And we returned to a creative phase when we acquired the two buildings and were able to again dream of ways to grow our ministry. I noticed that each time we were in a creative phase, our church attracted more entrepreneurial types of skilled leaders who were excited about the opportunity to try something new and make a difference in our city. This indicates that chaos and crisis can be leveraged to a church's benefit.

Phase 2 - Management, the reality stage
In the management phase, the ministry project becomes a reality and requires a great deal of organization, management, and problem solving to make it successful. This phase can be a lot of hard work and is not as enthusiastically pursued because it is tedious and difficult. But without managing the creative ideas, success is not possible. We spent a few years working through very difficult management issues, such as obtaining and renovating facilities, opening a concert venue, maintaining ministry homes, and starting new services. Each of these ministries succeeded, which required increasing management, such as funding, facilities, systems, leaders, theology, and technology. The hope for every church is that they work through their management issues, thereby enabling them to return to the creative phase, where they dream up a new project and enthusiastically undertake it and raise a whole new set of management issues to overcome. Therefore, the goal of the management phase is not to get the church organized or under control. Rather, the management phase is needed to eliminate the inefficiencies and barriers that are keeping the church from refocusing back on the creative phase and creating a whole new set of problems to manage.

Phase 3 - Defensive justification, the failure stage
In the defensive justification phase, something has gone terribly wrong and has failed at the management stage. Or the church succeeded at the management stage but never returned to the creative phase and got stuck with a bunch of well-organized managers running the church but no creative and visionary new ideas to move the church forward. When this phase sets in, the church begins to stall, plateau, and slowly decline. People are less motivated to serve, money is less generously given, and a cloud of lethargy and complaint begins to settle in. This is because some leaders in the church start to act defensively and justify their failures rather than finding creative or management ways to overcome them. In this phase, time, money, and energy are used to explain problems rather than to fix them, which is the primary clue that organizational death is on the horizon unless changes are made. Because the church is in a defensive posture, people start to leave the church, and the best and brightest people are no longer attracted to the church because it has lost sight of any risky mission that calls people to rise up in faith. The peculiar truth of the defensive justification phase is that many of the excuses provided in this season are in fact valid. But whether or not they are valid, the fact remains that they need to be overcome.

Phase 4 - Blaming, the death stage
An organization that remains stuck in the defensive justification phase for too long inevitably then declines to the blaming phase. In the blaming phase, it is obvious that the church or ministry is going to die, and excuses and explanations for the death have been devised. This does not necessarily mean that the church will be closing its doors; effectively dead churches have been known to keep the doors open on Sundays for many years to welcome a handful of people who have no mission. In this phase, the focus of the church is determining who will be blamed for the failure so that another group of people can escape responsibility for the failure. Some churches blame the pastor and fire him, others blame Satan and spiritualize everything, and still others blame the outside culture as being too hard for a church to thrive. Rarely does the leadership of a church in this phase rise up to repent of the things that are preventing the church from returning to the life-giving creative phase, and eventually the church dies. It was precisely this kind of church that gave us the free building after they died.


So... where is your church? Phase 1, 2, 3 or 4? If you're in phase 2, what needs to be done for you to re-enter into a creative phase? If you're in phase 3, what excuses need to be overcome? And if you're in phase 4, how can you stop the blame game and begin to get back to a place of health rather than death?

These are important questions to answer... where did you find yourself? Please take a few moments to share your thoughts.

HANK1 answered on 09/29/07:



No phase fits this Board, Clete. It's the end. Thank God for SOME blogs. Take care of yourself, my man. Live a long life and watch those alligators. Go Bush! Go Cubs! Go America! Go Australia!

HANK

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Tempus-Omnia-Revelat asked on 09/29/07 - So is this the end?

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By now everyone must have seen that this board is running at it's last legs, and that it's
oblivion is at the horizon.

So have the intolerant "christian" fundamentalists now at last succeeded in destroying
this Christianity Board entirely?

First they attacked their own brothers and sisters in Christ with their intolerance, their
bigotism, and their hypocrisy, while showing their hatred, despite and haughtiness, till
the majority of all true Christians sought and found refuge at other less aggressive boards.

Than they started attacking their remaining brothers and sisters individualy, from Roman
Catholics to Jehovah Witnesses to Mormons to anyone else who disagreed with their
fundamental worldview.

The intolerant fundamentalists failed - and still fail - to ever show their Christian love and
forgiveness, but instead showed only their aggression and contempt for others and other
views. All they can do is spewing their hatred and despite around on this board!

So is this the end of the Christianity Board?

Just state your opinion if you think that it is still possible to stop this fundamental rot
on this board, and rebuild it into a real Christianity Board, where EVERYONE can answer
and post ANYTHING regarding any aspect of CHRISTIANITY in a mood of tolerance and
respect for other views.

John

HANK1 answered on 09/29/07:



The ATHEISTS wrecked this Board ... and you know it! Yes - this looks like the end. At least I hope it is. Real Christians don't need to see this slop posted on the Internet. It's been going on for years.

HANK

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baggy asked on 09/28/07 - FREESE UP

hi MY PC KEEPS FREESING UP. NOT KNOWING HOW TO FIX IT. THE ONLY WAY I CAN FIX IT IS TO SWITCH OF AT PC.BUT I HAVE BEEN TOLD THIS DOSE NOT DO PC ANY GOOD. CAN I PREVENT FREESING ANY OUTHER WAY.AND IS MY WAY BAD.
BAGGY.

HANK1 answered on 09/29/07:



Wrong page, Baggy. This is the Christianity site. Check HOME for the correct category.

HANK

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tropicalstorm asked on 09/26/07 - This is like a soap opera

that you can quit watching for a week or a month and it is still the same story at the same point you left off but leave for three months and the actors (names) have changed and you suddenly feel lost!

My question?:
hmmmmm, which one of you is server?

HANK1 answered on 09/27/07:



Who cares?

HANK

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peddler2 asked on 09/27/07 - Mary-Please verify


You claimed:

"IT IS VERIFIED FACT THAT THE EARTH REVOLVES AROUND THE SUN, AND THE UNIVERSE IS BILLIONS OF YEARS OLD."

Please verify how it is possible to verify a date of billions of years without assumptions? Please describe the scientific tests used to verify this "fact" ?
Or is this simply your religious belief and your loser's limp is acting up?

HANK1 answered on 09/27/07:


I think current estimates put the Milky Way at 13.6 Billion (give or take 0.8). The way they calculate galaxy ages is by examining the stars inside them and the distribution and ages of them.

Consider this: A galaxy with lots of bright blue stars would be very young as it contains lots of young stars. Whereas one with lots of low luminosity and very reddish stars indicates an older galaxy. In fact, some small mass stars can burn for longer than the age of the universe. So, my friend,I must conclude that some of these still exist from the first few generations of star formation. Judging galaxy age is quite hard as you have to infer it from the ages of its contents.

On balance: Scientists use this star distribution in the analysis of the different parts of galaxies. They now know that in the arms of spiral galaxies is where most star formation in that galaxy takes place.

HANK

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peddler2 asked on 09/27/07 - Mary-Please verify


You claimed:

"IT IS VERIFIED FACT THAT THE EARTH REVOLVES AROUND THE SUN, AND THE UNIVERSE IS BILLIONS OF YEARS OLD."

Please verify how it is possible to verify a date of billions of years without assumptions? Please describe the scientific tests used to verify this "fact" ?
Or is this simply your religious belief and your loser's limp is acting up?

HANK1 answered on 09/27/07:


I think current estimates put the Milky Way at 13.6 Billion (give or take 0.8). The way they calculate galaxy ages is by examining the stars inside them and the distribution and ages of them.

Consider this: A galaxy with lots of bright blue stars would be very young as it contains lots of young stars. Whereas one with lots of low luminosity and very reddish stars indicates an older galaxy. In fact, some small mass stars can burn for longer than the age of the universe. So, my friend,I must conclude that some of these still exist from the first few generations of star formation. Judging galaxy age is quite hard as you have to infer it from the ages of its contents.

On balance: Scientists use this star distribution in the analysis of the different parts of galaxies. They now know that in the arms of spiral galaxies is where most star formation in that galaxy takes place.

HANK

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PrinceHassim asked on 09/26/07 - Denied heaven for lying .....




Latter-day Saints view the victims of rape as innocent victims, not as participants, and there is not even a consideration of any punishment, as the lying 'letter' from the Bigot servile suggests.

The story is a lie from beginning to end.

The Church News, Conference Issues 1970-1987, p.8

"Another sympathetic concern applies to pregnancies resulting from rape or incest," he said, explaining the tragedy is compounded because freedom of choice was denied the victim.





Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol.3, POLICIES, PRACTICES, AND PROCEDURES

Rape or Sexual Abuse Victims.

"Victims of the evil acts of others are not guilty of sin." Church officers should help victims of rape and other sexual abuse "regain their sense of innocence and overcome any feelings of guilt" (11-5).

Thus is server found out in a monstrous lie! May God have mercy on his/her lying soul.





HANK1 answered on 09/27/07:



"Latter-day Saints view the victims of rape as innocent victims ..." I AGREE and so do all Lutherans.

HANK

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PrinceHassim asked on 09/27/07 - Can Honest Intellectual Doubts Become Anti-Religious Bigotry?

Can Honest Intellectual Doubts Become Anti-Religious Bigotry?
By Lowell Brown

A lot of my LDS friends were unhappy about Michael Kinsley's Time Magazine piece, on which my Article VI co-blogger John Schroeder briefly commented. I suspect there has been much pointed response to Kinsley in the blogosphere, but I have made a point of not reading any of that.

Why, you ask? Well, there is not much new in Kinsley's piece; in fact, it is really only a rehash of Jacob Weisberg's now-infamous New Republic article from last December. Weisberg had said, "I wouldn't vote for someone who truly believed in the founding whoppers of Mormonism."

Kinsley, in contrast, does not limit that analysis to Mormonism. To Kinsley, any belief in the miraculous disqualifies a candidate from serving as president. For him, any candidate who believes in the literal truth of the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Book of Mormon or the novels of Jane Austen is probably too credulous to be President.

What claptrap. Kinsley's piece simply oozes with condescension toward anyone who does not share his view of life and the world.

I'm sure many agree with Kinsley; but if recent polls are anywhere close to correct, I'm just as sure that the great majority of Americans disagree with him.

Notably, the Kinsley-Weisberg worldview might have some appeal in the general election, but it is not going to be a problem in the Republican primaries. Without consulting any polls, it sure seems to me that the great majority of those who agree with Kinsley are Democrats.

That is not a slap at Democrats, just my guess based on general experience. My point: Romney's so-called "credulity" will not be a problem in the primary cycle of the presidential race. It will probably come up in the general election if the Governor is the GOP nominee.

Which is why I think the most remarkable part of Kinsley's piece is his apparent belief that candidates ought to be grilled publicly on why they believe in their religion:

Above all, we need to see some struggle. Precisely because all religious doctrines are hard to believe, believers and nonbelievers alike have an interest in how a candidate who claims to be deeply religious deals with religion's improbabilities.

" Religion's improbabilities ." I love that phrase. Imagine, if you will, Michael Kinsley moderating a debate involving the Republican candidates for president. Here are some questions he would presumably like to ask:

* "So, Senator Brownback, you are a Catholic. Do you really believe the communion wafer and wine become the literal blood and flesh of Christ in your mouth? And if so, how is it that you can accept such an improbability?"

* "Governor Romney, you have said you love your faith and believe your faith. One of your church's teachings is that an angel appeared to Joseph Smith to show him where metal plates were located that Smith eventually translated into the Book of Mormon. Many Americans find that story improbable. How can you believe it, and if you do, why should Americans who don't believe it vote for you?"

* "Governor Huckabee, you are a Baptist minister and have sermonized on the stories in the New Testament. You've said you have no doubt, for example, that Jesus walked on water. Yet many Americans find that story to be more like a legend then an account of actual events. How is it that you can accept such an improbability? If you do, why should Americans who don't accept it vote for you?"

It's one thing to say you don't believe in the Bible or in miracles. It's quite another to say that anyone who does believe in such things should not be trusted to serve as president of the United States. In fact, it's downright un-American. But that doesn't mean Kinsley's nasty brand of skepticism won't be used — a lot — in the general election, especially if an unabashed religious believer like Romney gets the Republican nomination.

© 2007 Meridian Magazine.


Lowell C. Brown is co-author of Article VI Blog, http://www.article6blog.com, which is devoted to discussion and analysis of the religious issues surrounding the 2008 presidential election. Lowell is also a Los Angeles-based attorney and since 1990 has been a partner in Foley & Lardner LLP, where he practices corporate health law for institutional health care providers. He describes himself as an active, committed, convinced Mormon and has served in a number of callings in the Church, his favorite of which was Scoutmaster. The views expressed here are Lowell's own.

HANK1 answered on 09/27/07:

People know what they say and do. This is one nasty fact of life.

HANK

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grayeagle_50 asked on 09/26/07 - What are you getting from this site?

I have been "glancing" at a few posts and see the same ol' finger pointing and hate postings and replies as I viewed 5 years ago and there seems to be no end in site.Is it the vainity of ratings that keeps people here to recieve and give abusive statements...

I see alot of "im" better then "you" will ever be or my way is the only way..I see non-Christians posting on Christian boards and not in their religion for what reason I dont know or care to.

What I really would like to know is what are you trying to get from this site? Are you here to bash ppl ,help ppl,learn here,shame others,find a closer relationship with Christ???I could go on but im sure you understand the question.

Now why are any of you here for? Here is my reason.As for me I wanted to drop in to say hello to members that I have known for years:

Drgade,paracleteSTONY,tomder55and laura. Its good to see you guys are alive and ok but why are you here?

HANK1 answered on 09/27/07:



Most human behavior is unpredictable. The Experts on this Board ARE predictable. I, too, just drop in occasionally for the reason you gave. NOTHING HAS CHANGED AND NEVER WILL!

HANK

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peddler2 asked on 09/25/07 - Earth to Perv-Break 18 for a reality check please?

Dear Perverticles:

Know that I have set the bones I broke when I fell off the front porch laughing at your latest guffaw I have news for you. There is no such thing as "natural evolution" .

Why do continue to make an ass of yourself trying to pretend you understand science or have a clue what the theory of evolution is? It seems that your statement that Darwin did not teach we came from monkeys was enough of an embarrassment. But no, now you have added Pasteur working with antibiotics even though he was long since dead when they were discovered. And now you claim the absurdity that atheistic evolution does not include spontaneous generation and that there is a process no one else but you seems to know about called natural evolution.

Please describe this process. Do feces throwing monkeys naturally turn into Catholics? What causes this to happen? Tell us how it works.

Enquiring minds want to know.

HANK1 answered on 09/25/07:



The theory of macro-evolution teaches that there are no biological limits to variation and change. For example, macro-evolution teaches that over millions of years, something like a dog evolved into an ape and then something like an ape evolved into a human being. But, unless the environment or nature has the ability to perform genetic engineering, such macro-evolutionary changes, as proposed by Darwin, are not possible - millions of years or no millions of years!

HANK

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peddler2 asked on 09/25/07 - Challenge to "Christian" evolutionist.

Where in the Bible does it teach evolution and not creation? If you have to ignore the Bible and even the words of Jesus Christ to believe something is that not humanism? Man decides truth?
My Bible teaches creation.

Psa 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
Psa 33:7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as a heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.

Psa 33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
Psa 33:9 For he spoke, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Exo 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Exo 20:9 Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work:
Exo 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
Exo 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. (Psalm 95:3-6)

Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, thou art very great! Thou art clothed with honour and majesty. … Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: He maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind. … Thou best set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
V. 10. He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills. …
V. 13-14. He watereth the hills from his chambers:
The earth is satisfied with fruit of thy works. He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; …
V. 19-20. He appointed the moon for seasons: The sun knoweth his going down. Thou makest darkness, and it is night; …
V. 24. O Lord, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom host thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

Romans 1:20, ‘For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even by his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.’

Isaiah 45:18-‘For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.’

Psa 19:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork.
Psa 19:2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge.
Psa 19:3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

HANK1 answered on 09/25/07:



Man was created and chosen by God for Himself. God chose man even before the foundation of the world. He wanted man to be holy and spotless before Him in love. Thus, God created man for His glory, that is, to serve and worship Him in TRUTH with all our heart.

Guess I am a humanist, Peddler, because I feel that some parts of the Bible are pretty far-fetched. I am a Christian who isn't a literalist ... and that's the TRUTH!

HANK

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Fritzella asked on 09/24/07 - Any Christians Praying Their Team Makes the Playoffs??

Any prayers to God for the benefit of your special baseball team, board members? Ronnie, Hank, (Tomder's is in), Mary Sue-the atheist, and others?????? CeeBee's from Chicagoland, but I don't know if she's a baseball fan.

What is your prayer?


Mary Sue as Fritzella


Since I'm Mary Sue-atheist, I'm just saying **GO CUBS**. :D
"Magic Number" is 4

HANK1 answered on 09/25/07:



I feel that the Cubs will make it to the playoffs but the Mets are lurking in the wings. World Series: Mets vs Red Sox.

HANK

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Toms777 asked on 09/23/07 - Thousands of Scientists Reject Darwinism

Scientific Dissent from Darwinism

HANK1 answered on 09/23/07:



Just don't pull the knot tight before being certain that you have got hold of the right end.

HANK

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peddler2 asked on 09/23/07 - Hank-Can an Evolutionist be a Christian?


The answer is absolutely not. Evolution teaches that the universe created itself. God is by definition the creator of the universe. Just like the True Catholics say about Ratzinger, an evolutionist is by definition an atheist.

Time and time again you make some snide remark about Bible believing Christians, the only true Christians, and then like a coward refuse to back it up. You have made it absolutely clear you do not believe the Bible and you decide what parts to follow and which ones “science” has disproved. That is idolatry.

I am wasting my time because you are not going to answer because you cannot but I will ask again anyway.
Give me an example of a language creating itself. At least give me a theory of how it could be possible. The biotic code was given by God Almighty it did not evolve.

Give me a methodology for transmutation. You dishonestly and cowardly claim creationist gloss over macro-evolution which is a Humpty Dumpty word anyway. Yet every time I challenge you on the subject you disappear . Creationist can’t gloss over macro-evolution because it does not exist. They prove it is impossible and all you do is profess you belief it is true because you believe that all scientist believe it is true because you believe if you don’t believe in evolution you are not a scientist. I believe you are a very confused person with little knowledge of the history of science and a religious nutcase that denies God to impress your atheist friends. You are an atheist Hank you just won’t admit it to yourself. Evolution does not allow for a Creator God and is evolution is true the Bible is a pack of lies. This god you say you worship used billions of years of suffering to accomplish what he could have instantaneously if he wanted and then lied to us for thousands of years waiting for an atheist to interpret Genesis for us? Are you mad?

Evolution and in particular “micro-evolution” are Humpty Dumpty words. They mean what ever you say they mean. Natural selection is the direct opposite of what you call evolution yet you try and say it proves evolution. Natural Selection is a theory of the Creationist Scientist Edwin Blyth. He published the theory in 1835 -37, that is a fact of history. Yet every evolutionist I ever met claims Darwin published it. Darwin could not publish anything in the scientific journals because he never went to university to study science. He was a plagiarist, the world’s most successful one.

In order to select something it has to exist, is that too complicated for you? Natural Selection sorts information and always ends up with a net loss. What you call evolution requires tremendous amounts of new specific and purposeful information and there is no mechanism to provide it.

Evolution is a lie , a very big lie!





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HANK1 answered on 09/23/07:



Can an Evolutionist be a Christian? Sure, one can be a Christian and an evolutionist, but such a position is both scientifically and biblically untenable. The Lord Jesus took a literal view of Genesis. The theory of evolution is dishonouring to God as Creator, and its teaching leads to a disastrous secularizing of society.

I might add that I am NOT a literalist, something you didn't forget to mention.

HANK

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PrinceHassim asked on 09/22/07 - Alleged LDS Ritual Child abuse .........................

The allegations of child abuse in the LDS Church some twenty or so years ago were investigated fully by law enforcement officers ands found not to be true.


Hollow is an ignoramus who deals in lies ...........................

Tom - wind her head back inside the tank!

HANK1 answered on 09/22/07:



Even before the issue first came to the forefront in the United States, Gordon B. Hinckley, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, publicly denounced child abuse as a terrible evil. In the early 1980s, he captured our thoughts and feelings when he said in a worldwide conference broadcast: "I am glad that there is a growing public awareness of this insidious evil. The exploitation of children . . . for the satisfaction of sadistic desires is sin of the darkest hue."

What other position could the Church possibly take? The issue goes to the heart of Church doctrine. Little children are innocent and precious in the eyes of God. Jesus Christ experienced some of His most tender moments with children and reserved His strongest language for those who abuse them. "Who so shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea" (Matthew 18:6).

The family is at the core of the Church. Children attend Church services with their parents. Church practice includes a weekly family night, in which other interests are set aside so that strong family relationships can be built. In the family, parents draw strength from each other to cherish and protect their children by providing an environment where children can grow and develop in an atmosphere of love and support. The Church provides a gathering place for families intent on raising their children with spiritual values. Both the Church and family have the highest interest in the welfare of children.

HANK

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Toms777 asked on 09/22/07 - Physicians and Surgeons who Dissent from Darwinism



Physicians and Surgeons who Dissent from Darwinism

HANK1 answered on 09/22/07:



Anti-evolutionists argue against macro-evolution so loudly that some people think they invented the term in order to dismiss evolution. But this is not true! Scientists not only use the terms, they have an elaborate set of models and ideas about it which, of course, anti-evolutionists gloss over or treat as being somehow problems for evolutionary biology.

HANK

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Tempus-Omnia-Revelat asked on 09/22/07 - Bush is also a fool!

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Mandela still alive after embarrassing Bush remark

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Nelson Mandela is still very much alive despite an embarrassing gaffe by U.S. President George W. Bush, who alluded to the former South African leader's death in an attempt to explain sectarian violence in Iraq.

"It's out there. All we can do is reassure people, especially South Africans, that President Mandela is alive," Achmat Dangor, chief executive officer of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, said as Bush's comments received worldwide coverage.

In a speech defending his administration's Iraq policy, Bush said former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's brutality had made it impossible for a unifying leader to emerge and stop the sectarian violence that has engulfed the Middle Eastern nation.

"I heard somebody say, Where's Mandela?' Well, Mandela's dead because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas," Bush, who has a reputation for verbal faux pas, said in a press conference in Washington on Thursday.

Jailed for 27 years for fighting white minority rule, Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994. He won a Nobel Peace Prize for preaching racial harmony and guiding the nation peacefully into the post-apartheid era.

References to his death -- Mandela is now 89 and increasingly frail -- are seen as insensitive in South Africa.

And this Bush claims still to be a sane president of the USA?

Link to original article.

Sad, very sad!


HANK1 answered on 09/22/07:



Since you're Jewish, I'll just say that Israel needs Bush in order to survive. He didn't comment on Israel's latest bombing ploy. Bush is a friend of the Jews ... and so am I.

HANK

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Tempus-Omnia-Revelat asked on 09/22/07 - pedliar2 is a fool!

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pedliar2's original point was about bacteria and some unclear link to evolution, with the message that evolution made no sense as to the appearance of antibiotics.
Check this yourself in pedliar2's topic "Knowledge falsely so called".

In her follow-up topic pedliar2 once more underlined that antibiotics were a recent addition to medical science. Against that I pointed out the antibiotics already exist for millions of years, and are evolutions gift to plants, to resist bacterial and fungal attacks.
Check this yourself in pedliar2's topic "Perk-Knowledge falsely so called."

And in her second follow-up topic on the same subject pedliar2 concentrated on a mistake I made by mentioning Louis Pasteur instead of Sir Alexander Fleming as the developer of modern penicillin.
Link to pedliar2's topic "Intellectual Moron-an Oxymoron?"

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As the original topic was about antibiotics and evolution (and completely incorrect as far as it's claims are concerned) I will continue about that specific important point of pedliar2's original claim.

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Antibiotics exist already for many millions of years, and is NOT a recent addition to nature.
All that Fleming did was isolate one specific strain of antibiotics and grow them to concentrate for use in human beings to fight bacterial and fungal attacks.

Just as nature intended antibiotics to do for plants, many millions of years ago.

THAT WAS THE CORE OF MY REPLY TO YOUR ORIGINAL TOPIC, pedliar2.

When you realized that your viewpoint was incorrect, you could not admit to have made a mistake, so you had to try to change the subject towards the mistake I made on WHO isolated and grew the first batch of penicillin.

Well : I can admit my mistake in naming the person involved incorrect, and so I did.

Now : can you admit that your original claim was incorrect, and that penicillin and it's co-antibiotics already exists for many million of years?

BECAUSE THAT WAS THE TOPIC!

I doubt you can. So surprise me!





John

HANK1 answered on 09/22/07:



What a waste of time!

HANK

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MarySusan asked on 07/12/07 - I'm Here!!

Just out of the hospital after a bout of pneumonia, and I would like to have some fun time on AW to help pass the time. This crap isn't fun for lots of us seniors.

How about this? Those people who came from WTY wars....go back and fight there instead of here. You know who you are. Give us time to enjoy witty and informative conversation.

Please be nice!

Mary Sue

HANK1 answered on 07/13/07:



You belong here but nowhere else.

Leslie

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Ch.Pétrus.82 asked on 07/11/07 - Age of the Planet





How old is the planet Earth?.... give or take a day or two.

HANK1 answered on 07/11/07:



Why don't you ask God? He made it.

Leslie

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PrinceHassim asked on 07/10/07 - Hozo-go nay-yeltay to .......................................................





Hozo-go nay-yeltay to


Can you do it?




HANK1 answered on 07/10/07:



REVISED AS OF 15 JUNE 1945:

(DECLASSIFIED UNDER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DIRECTIVE 5200.9)

ALPHABET & NAVAJO WORD
LITERAL
TRANSLATION

A WOL-LA-CHEE ANT
A BE-LA-SANA APPLE
A TSE-NILL AXE
B NA-HASH-CHID BADGER
B SHUSH BEAR
B TOISH-JEH BARREL
C MOASI CAT
C TLA-GIN COAL
C BA-GOSHI COW
D BE DEER
D CHINDI DEVIL
D LHA-CHA-EH DOG
E AH-JAH EAR
E DZEH ELK
E AH-NAH EYE
F CHUO FIR
F TSA-E-DONIN-EE FLY
F MA-E FOX
G AH-TAD GIRL
G KLIZZIE GOAT
G JEHA GUM
H TSE-GAH HAIR
H CHA HAT
H LIN HORSE
I TKIN ICE
I YEH-HES ITCH
I A-CHI INTESTINE
J TKELE-CHO-G JACKASS
J AH-YA-TSINNE JAW
J YIL-DOI JERK
K JAD-HO-LONI KETTLE
K BA-AH-NE-DI-TININ KEY
K KLIZZIE-YAZZIE KID
L DIBEH-YAZZIE LAMB
L AH-JAD LEG
L NASH-DOIE-TSO LION
M TSIN-TLITI MATCH
M BE-TAS-TNI MIRROR
M NA-AS-TSO-SI MOUSE
N TSAH NEEDLE
N A-CHIN NOSE
O A-KHA OIL
O TLO-CHIN ONION
O NE-AHS-JAH OWL
P CLA-GI-AIH PANT
P BI-SO-DIH PIG
P NE-ZHONI PRETTY
Q CA-YEILTH QUIVER
R GAH RABBIT
R DAH-NES-TSA RAM
R AH-LOSZ RICE
S DIBEH SHEEP
S KLESH SNAKE
T D-AH TEA
T A-WOH TOOTH
T THAN-ZIE TURKEY
U SHI-DA UNCLE
U NO-DA-IH UTE
V A-KEH-DI-GLINI VICTOR
W GLOE-IH WEASEL
X AL-NA-AS-DZOH CROSS
Y TSAH-AS-ZIH YUCCA
Z BESH-DO-TLIZ ZINC

Source: Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary

HANK

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peddler2 asked on 07/08/07 - Does the Bible teach there was death before sin?

Apparently Fred's bible does because he claims to be a bible believing Christian yet says that the first 2 days of creation were 4.6 ba and that entire kinds , not just soecies went extinct. That there was predations , cancer and billions of deaths long before Adam existed.

My Bible teaches that man's sin brought death into the world and destroyed the perfect creation.

Rom 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

If the Bible teaches that death is the result of man's sin and Fred teaches that is not true then Fred teaches the Bible is not true. Unless of course he wrote his own version.
Who should we follow. The word of God who cannot lie or the gospel according to Fred who can but is not very good at it.

HANK1 answered on 07/08/07:


Yes. God brought Adam back from the dead twice because of two miunderstandings! Not sins! (Adam thought the SUN was God at one point)

HANK

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JesseJamesDupree asked on 07/08/07 - Slave Trade part 3 4 and 5........

I had nothing to do with slavery, so how am I at fault??? Why should I owe blacks anything. They can get out and work same as me. 200 years ago is 200 years ago, it's over. Around here, the black has been replaced by the Mexican. Most blacks have bred themselves out of existence by knocking up fat white women, thus losing their true "Blackness" now they are gray! BUT they did git us back by forcing them to work for several hundred years by not hittin' a dang lick at a snake nowadays! At least them little greezy spicks will work, but not the blacks, not long as they can draw a check for livng with that fat whit woman and having 12 half breed chilren!:)

HANK1 answered on 07/08/07:



When Africans immigrate to America, they confront racism, perhaps for the first time. The longer they live in this country and become African-Americans, they realize they are identified more by the color of their skin than by their nationality. Race can complicate the process of assimilation for African immigrants.

HANK

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JesseJamesDupree asked on 07/08/07 - Global warming

Al Gore blamed global warming for his son's DUI arrest. It's true, due to the hotter temperature, his son got hotter than normal and consumed 24 beers per hour this summer instead of the 19 beers per hour period he consumed last summer, thus the arrest! They are now going to have a "Live Earth" concert to help with the legal fees young MR. Gore interred. They figure one concert will use enough of earths resources to light up 3 New York City Skylines, and power 5 Nuclear Submarines but what the hell! Lets save planet Earth, and Al's Son!:)

HANK1 answered on 07/08/07:



Any beneficial effects will be far outweighed by damage and disruption. Here's why:

Even a warming in just the middle range of scientific projections would have devastating impacts on many sectors of the economy. Rising seas would inundate coastal communities, contaminate water supplies with salt and increase the risk of flooding by storm surge, affecting tens of millions of people globally. Moreover, extreme weather events, including heat waves, droughts and floods, are predicted to increase in frequency and intensity, causing loss of lives and property and throwing agriculture into turmoil.

Even though higher levels of CO2 can act as a plant fertilizer under some conditions, scientists now think that the "CO2 fertilization" effect on crops has been overstated; in natural ecosystems, the fertilization effect can diminish after a few years as plants acclimate. Furthermore, increased CO2 may benefit undesirable, weedy species more than desirable species.

Higher levels of CO2 have already caused ocean acidification, and scientists are warning of potentially devastating effects on marine life and fisheries. Moreover, higher levels of regional ozone (smog), a result of warmer temperatures, could worsen respiratory illnesses. Less developed countries and natural ecosystems may not have the capacity to adapt.

The notion that there will be regional winners and losers in global warming is based on a world-view from the 1950’s. We live in a global community. Never mind the moral implications — when an environmental catastrophe creates millions of refugees half-way around the world, Americans are affected.

HANK

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Jesushelper76 asked on 07/08/07 - How Does somebody Handle this?

Your a Christian and you become friends with people. They know all the details about you and then all of a sudden they turn on you. They become your worst enemy. They swear and curse at you and never want to speak to you again? Why do people behave this way, How do you truly know somebody is your friend? How does a Christian handle this situation from others? How does anybody deal with this situation.

If your a very sensitive person, It is very hurtful behaviour how to you move past it and let it go when somebody is treating you so bad that you trusted?

Joe

HANK1 answered on 07/08/07:



Envy and jealousy could enter the picture, Joe. Walk away from people like that!

HANK

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MaggieB asked on 07/03/07 - Peddler's black star!

Why did you not also ask Bobbye why she gave you a black star?

This is your words:
If you decide what is true and untrue about the Bible you have gone whoring after other gods,namely yourself.

This, you peddler, said about Bobbye. You do not know this Christian lady and I will not listen to your saying rude and disgusting things about her.

It has been my pleasure to have known Bobbye for 7 years and she speaks and teaches the Word of God. However, I do not know where you are coming from.

Matthew 22:37-40

Jesus said to him, you shall love the Lord thy God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.

Our Savior gave us these commandments in the new covenant and love is the "stickler".
He shed His blood to cover our sins because He knew we were not capable of following the
Ten Commandments but through His righteousness we could be made whole and He is our Judge.

MaggieB

HANK1 answered on 07/03/07:



Why do you patronize these ding-a-lings, Maggie. They're beneath your mentality!

HANK

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JesseJamesDupree asked on 07/02/07 - The truth will set him free!;)


If aton is filming a movie in Florida as he claims, what's the big deal? Why will he not discuss it? Why does he continue to evade the question entirely? I asked in genuine interest at first, because I actually believed him. He talked about the project for 3 months and frankly I found it interesting, being involved in the arts myself, i.e. Musically and not involved in Theater, albeit in a regional way. Not looking to be a RockStar, just adding a few bucks to the family budget, anyways, why would this cat lie??? Obviously he lied because he refuses to address it, just continues to berate 'ole JJD. Well lemme tell ya somethin' mr New yawk Uppity Bigshot, you ain't nuthin' but a lyin' sack of talentless shit! I ain't much, but at least I'm out there doing what I love. You are just sittin' on a couch somewhere being a stinkin' "wannabe", check that, you are a "neverwas wannabe" now for a civil ending you old drone BA HA HA HA!:)

HANK1 answered on 07/02/07:



What Godly good is this rhetoric, Jesse? Who gives one damn what that fool is doing? You're just talking to hear yourself talk. There must be better things for you to do.

HANK

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Bobbye asked on 07/02/07 - AMERICA!

How Chrisitan is America today, as we celebrate "the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness" in this great land?

Have we left our roots and "gone whoring after other gods?"

Bobbye

HANK1 answered on 07/02/07:


In the context of American evangelical efforts to penetrate and transform public life, the distinguishing mark that befits socially conservative Christians is a commitment to define and carry out an approach to building society that is self-consciously defined as EXCLUSIVELY Christian, and dependent specifically on the work of Christians, rather than based on a broader consensus. To opine: The success of this dominionism is our only hope!

HANK

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Dark_Crow asked on 06/24/07 - Why are you here?.......................

I mean, why are you reading this post?

You must desire something! Or you would be doing something else.

Surely you are not forced; it is something you personally value that brings you here, else you would be looking elsewhere for that value, whatever it may be.

HANK1 answered on 06/24/07:



I just hope all of this crap doesn't get started elsewhere on ANSWERWAY, my friend. Starting tomorrow, I'll be away for another five days, per usual. Playing another golf tournament. Leslie and I have a great life and many years ahead of us. Don't you kinda wonder what some of these 'Experts' have to look forward to? Boy, some of their attitudes belong in Dante's 7th Level of Hell. I know you're OK. Contact me directly when you're not from my profile page. Have a great week! Tell the Experts on YOUR BOARD "hello" for me. Take care and have a long life. You're one in a million!

HANK

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TTFNUAS asked on 06/24/07 - PAGANISM 101

MESSAGE TO TOMS, HOLLY AKA PEDDLER, ET ALL THE REST OF THE BIGOTS


HANK1 answered on 06/24/07:


That must be your disgruntled husband or live-in! I know you resemble the picture but do you have shorter or longer hair? By the way, you've got a 'thing' about posting graphics. Do you care to tell us about it? Hank and I know you need help! Our condolences!

Leslie

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TTFNUAS asked on 06/24/07 - PAGANISM 101 .........




......WILL CONTINUE.


BANK ON IT!

;-)

HANK1 answered on 06/24/07:



A pagan atheist! AMAZING!

Leslie

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peddler7118 asked on 06/23/07 - Atheism is more rational?

This is a feedback to an atheist from Dr. Jonathon Sarfati P.H.D... Of course our resident atheists say he is stupid because of his religious beliefs regardless of his qualifications or achievements. Dr. Sarfati plays chess blindfolded with as many as six opponents simultaneously. He is a true genius. This is not a Domino story he is a chess champion. This is a very good example of the irrationality of rationalism.
Atheism is more rational?

From T.B. of the UK, who is actually a fairly friendly atheist. His letter illustrates the way that many atheists try to shift the goalposts of the debate in their favour. Dr Jonathan Sarfati, Creation Ministries International, Queensland, Australia responded to show that Christians need not play by self-serving new rules made up by their opponents. Ellipses (…) at the end of T.B.’s paragraphs signal that a mid-sentence comment follows, not an omission.

I read with interest your article about atheism, …

Which article? There are many articles on our website, so it’s useful to specify the URL.

… in which you state it is self-refuting.

It is in many ways, which will be shown below.

In its basic form, atheism consists of the lack of belief in a God. This can hardly be deemed self refuting.


… atheism is just as much an assertion as theism. Therefore the burden of proof falls equally, and a fairer debate question would be ‘Does God exist?’

Actually, this is a revisionist definition of atheism. In fact, atheism is an active belief that God doesn’t exist. The article ‘atheism’ in Encyclopaedia Britannica 1:666, 1992, reflecting the usual definition in philosophy, begins:

‘Atheism, the critique or denial of metaphysical beliefs in God or spiritual beings. As such, it is the opposite of theism, which affirms the reality of the divine and seeks to demonstrate its existence. Atheism is to be distinguished from agnosticism, which leaves open the question of whether there is a god or not, professing to find the question unanswered or unanswerable; for the atheist, the nonexistence of God is a certainty.’
The entry on ‘atheism’ in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, probably the preeminent reference tool for philosophy, begins:

‘Atheism is the position that affirms the nonexistence of God. It proposes positive belief rather than mere suspension of disbelief.’
Furthermore, it is simple enough to demonstrate that belief in God is absurd and irrational.
However, T.B. does not actually provide such a simple demonstration. From a logical point of view, how could God’s non-existence be proven? The atheist would need to have complete knowledge of all time and space, and all dimensions, to know for sure that God does not exist. However, an atheist with such properties would be virtually ‘divine’ himself.

An atheist needs do no more. An atheist does not need to prove that God does not exist — the theist must demonstrate that God does exist.
T.B. seems to be using the tactic of throwing the burden of proof on those asserting an affirmative proposition, e.g. ‘God exists’ as opposed to the negative proposition ‘God does not exist.’ But then an example of self-refutation occurs: the proposition: ‘The burden of proof falls on the affirmative position’ is itself an affirmative proposition, so requires proof in itself!

But this commonly overlooked point aside, as shown by the Encyclopaedia Britannica, atheism is just as much an assertion as theism. Therefore the burden of proof falls equally, and a fairer debate question would be ‘Does God exist?’ Also, atheists assert many affirmative statements without proof, eg. that the universe is either eternal or came into existence uncaused, non-living matter evolved into living cells by pure undirected chemistry, complex specified information arose without intelligence, design features arose without a designer, moral sensibilities arose out of amoral matter, etc.

Since this [proof of God’s existence] is not possible, …
How would you know unless you’ve tried all possible proofs? Or can you prove that no proof is possible? What precisely would count as ‘proofs’? Perhaps you mean ‘valid arguments with true premises with the conclusion “God exists”’ [for information about logical terminology, see Loving God With All Your Mind: Logic and Creation]. We have presented such proofs on the website, and you have failed to refute these. Some of them are alluded to in the previous paragraph, for example:

Everything which has a beginning has a cause.
The universe has a beginning.
Therefore the universe has a cause.
This is explained further in the article If God created the universe, then who created God?

And we often point out that the design in living organisms is evidence of an intelligent designer. If this is not evidence, then it’s worth asking: what evidence would convince you that anythinghas been intelligently designed, whether by human design or by any other intelligence? After all, archaeologists have criteria for deciding whether an artifact has been made by design, and the SETI project is based on discovering a signal from outer space that would be evidence of a message sender. So what are these criteria?

Answer: complex specified information—see Refuting Evolution for an introduction, The Mystery of Life’s Origin, Philosophical Library Inc, 1984, for more technical detail, and for the most mathematically rigorous treatment, see Wm. Dembski’s book The Design Inference, Cambridge University Press, 1998. So this argument can be formulated:

Complex specified information always requires an intelligent message sender.
All living organisms have complex specified information.
Therefore the complex specified information in living organisms requires an intelligent message sender.
Another interesting argument comes from the leading philosopher and Christian, Alvin Plantinga—he asked, what evidence does anyone have for the existence of other people’s minds? He argued cogently that the evidence for God is just as good as the evidence for other minds; and conversely, if there isn’t any evidence for God, then there is also no evidence that other minds exist—see God and Other Minds, Cornell University Press, repr. 1990.

… belief in God is irrational, …
This presupposes that it is irrational to believe anything without proof. However, according to the fundamentals of basic logic, all belief systems start with axioms, which by definition are accepted to be true without proof. This applies to atheism, science, mathematics, and propositional logic itself. And there are also many other propositions in everyday life that people believe without mathematically rigorous proof, e.g. that the sun will rise tomorrow, that a mother loves her child, etc. Therefore it is perfectly logical for Christians to use the propositions of Scripture as axioms. This is our bottom line—although the above arguments for God’s existence can be helpful, we believe that the Scriptures are their own authority. We do not ultimately try to prove the Bible with science, for that would place science in authority. See Creation: ‘Where’s the Proof?’

The difference between the Christian’s axioms and the atheist’s is that ours are self-consistent, make good sense of the evidence, and are consistent with the arguments proposed above. Conversely, the atheist’s axioms are ultimately self-refuting—perhaps the greatest form of irrationality is to believe in rationality when that rationality was supposedly ultimately produced by non-rational random combinations of chemicals. The great English writer and converted atheist, C.S. Lewis, pointed this out—see quote.

… particularly when no theist is capable of providing a coherent definition of what God is.

T.B.
UK

Credit: Austral International


C.S. Lewis
On a logical level, how could you know unless you know the capabilities of all theists? And on a practical level, T.B.’s assertion and general approach seems to be modelled on the British 19th century radical and atheist Charles Bradlaugh, who wrote in his A Plea for Atheism:

‘The atheist does not say “there is no God,” but he says: “I know not what you mean by God; I am without an idea of God. … I do not deny, because I cannot deny that of which I have no conception.”’
But despite what Bradlaugh and T.B. claim, most dictionaries that I’ve checked give a perfectly coherent definition consistent with what Christians mean, for example, ‘the supreme being who created the universe.’ Standard works on Christian apologetics and our Creation Answers Book, including some on our Q&A page also provide perfectly coherent definitions (look under Apologetics, God, and Philosophy). The Apostle Paul preached Him to the Athenian philosophers as:

‘The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth’ (Acts 17:24).
For you to prove a claim of incoherence, you must demonstrate a logical contradiction in the standard definitions, as opposed merely to asserting one.

In conclusion, there are two main worldviews that are diametrically opposed: atheism and Christian theism. Evolution and creation science are really different interpretations of the same data because of the different axioms (and therefore biases) of these rival worldviews. In reality, the leading evolutionary propagandists chide creationists not for believing in different facts, but for not following their self-serving rules, i.e. materialism—see The Rules of the Game. It is vitally important to realize that neither side is neutral, and that both sides interpret the data according to their underlying presuppositions. Similarly, Christians should not meekly play by rules made up by atheists for debating the question: ‘Does God Exist?’

Jonathan Sarfati, Ph.D.

Published: 5 September 2000; reposted and updated 23 June 2007 (GMT+10)

HANK1 answered on 06/23/07:



Nothing is more rational than Christianity. I'd rather die thinking there is a God than die without giving Him a thought. You need rationale to reach WISDOM.

HANK



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JesseJamesDupree asked on 06/23/07 - AND................

If you lied about that, you probably have lied all along about being a bigshot. Remember something old man, "It's better to be hated for who you are, than loved for who your not."

HANK1 answered on 06/23/07:



"It's better to be hated for who you are, than loved for who you're not." Great quote, Jesse. Hope you're having a great weekend!

HANK

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MaggieB asked on 06/23/07 - It is finished


“It is finished.” God will spare the sinner because He did not spare His Son. God can pass by your transgressions because He laid those transgressions upon His only begotten Son nearly two thousand years ago. If you believe in Jesus (that is the point), then your sins were carried away by Him who was the scapegoat for His people.

HANK1 answered on 06/23/07:



Too bad Jesus carried them away! I'm sure this 'bundle' didn't include ATHEISTS unless He changed His mind later! Impossible to update a scripture in the Bible!

Hope you and your family are well and happy, Maggie.

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 06/17/07 - Do Mormons believe they will become gods and have sex?

Apparently Prince does not like the truth of his cult displayed as it takes time to convince people the insanity of Mormonism is true and you have to sucker them in slowly.
Stating up front that being a Mormon means you have a chance to become god , create your own planet , and spend eternity in constant fornication is a bit too much of a shock. This kind of bunk must be slowly spoon fed.

Out of respect for Tom I will try and tone down the language but the truth is the truth. Being a Mormon man means the hope for eternity is to spend it having sex billions of times with multiple goddesses.

This is the truth. I have heard this from Mormons themselves and it is part of their written history and scriptures. Just like Smith lied about his polygamy Mormons today lie about their plans for eternal polygamy.

Anyone who wishes to try and refute that this is true please do so. Denying it or taking a Mormon's word while refusing to investigate it, is abuse.


Brigham Young said in the Journal of Discourses Vol4 Page 218:M
There is not a person here to-day but what is a son or a daughter of that Being. In the spirit world their spirits were first begotten and brought forth, and they lived there with their parents for ages before they came here. This, perhaps, is hard for many to believe, but it is the greatest nonsense in the world not to believe it. If you do not believe it, cease to call Him Father; and when you pray, pray to some other character


There are many gods, Mormon Doctrine, p. 163

22 The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us.
Doctrins and covenants 130-22


Does it seem a bit odd that when you die and become god you still have a body of flesh but produce only "spirit' babies ? Of course you get to have sex with the mother of the planet you created to create a body for the spirit baby you created.

Christianity teaches that God created man from the dust of the earth. Not by fornication. Christianity teaches the virgin birth of Christ, not that Jesus was a spirit baby produced by fornication who was given a body by fornication.

If one accepts Mormons as Christians they are not Christian. End of story.





HANK1 answered on 06/17/07:



Mormons believe they will become Gods and have endless Celestial sex to populate their own worlds.

HANK

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MarySusan asked on 06/16/07 - GOING FORWARD FROM HERE-NO ABUSE

The secret to stopping a bad habit is

*******TO STOP********



Good luck to us all!!



Mary Sue

HANK1 answered on 06/16/07:



Over and out! Our new policy as of 6/15/07 at 5:15 p.m. CDT! Great!

HANK

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hOPE12 asked on 06/16/07 - Something to think about:

Hello Everyone,

We are here on this board every day and I know from my own experience, I have come to really care about each and everyone on this board.

Having said this, I also wish we all would think about putting our personal beliefs or disbeliefs aside and just start treating other with respect and dignity.

JJD made a post, trying to make peace with Pericles. Every member on this baoard should welcome that behavior and comment to JJD post, encouraging JJD to continue in that positive manner. When JJD does something wrong, they are all over him. Why not comment something positive and encourage JJD for his positive post?

If we all start treating each other as a human and not judge them because they do not believe the way you personally feel they should believe, we would reply to a positive post as JJD just posted. Why not try to be positive with JJD, after all that is the first time I ever seen a post like that one from JJD.

Just a thought.
Hop12

HANK1 answered on 06/16/07:



I predict that any positive solution to civilizing this Board will not take place, HOPE. When individuals play roles that are dictated by temper and selfishness, they are conflicting with their own inner beliefs ... most of the time. There are no set of requirements needed to participate on this Board as a civilized 'nutcracker.' This, of course, can create an imbalance which may cause one's behavior to become illogical, due to the copy cat and follow-the-leader mentalities of these deprived earthlings.

* I'd almost bet someone picks up on the term NUTCRACKER and posts a graphic. Children will be children!

Leslie

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Bobbye asked on 06/12/07 - MATTHEW 18:19

" Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven."

THERE ARE MORE THAN TWO OF US ON THIS BOARD WHO WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE SPAMMING STOP. IF WE WILL AGREE IN PRAYER, IN ONE MIND AND ONE ACCORD, GOD WILL ANSWER.

WILL YOU JOIN WITH ME IN PRAYER CONCERNING THIS BOARD?

Thank you,
Bobbye

HANK1 answered on 06/12/07:



As you know, Bobbye, ATHEISTS have no God. Since they're the ones causing most of the trouble, prayer won't help them one iota. As for the rest, I'll say a prayer but just once. As Tom posted, "God says that he will give people up to their own devices ..." I just do not have the time to beat dead horses like I did in the old days. Tom is right!

HANK

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JesseJamesDupree asked on 06/12/07 - JJD idiot X infinity

perverticles, I admitted that I was not in the band Jackyl several weeks ago. Now you prove that you are out on a dinghy somewhere in the Baltic Sea. You "believe" your out there but "We" need prrof. If no "proof" is offered" your "belief" is false!:) Spam that slapnuts!!:)

HANK1 answered on 06/12/07:



Good question, Jesse, but a placid, everyday 'scene' ... it seems. Hang in there! Who gives a darn where he is?

HANK

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JesseJamesDupree asked on 06/12/07 - ericlespay

HANK1 answered on 06/12/07:



... but what about your friends at this site, Jesse? They worry! You might want to cool it for a length of time, my friend. This spamming isn't helping a bit. Let the fools have their fun. You don't need to be a part of it.

HANK

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arcura asked on 06/11/07 - Congratulations Pericles....................

You set JDD off on a spamming run again.
Needling that idiot does it every time.
And his radical fundamentalist buddies, Tom666, and puddler, do not do all they can to stop him.
I hope you are happy.

HANK1 answered on 06/11/07:



You don't need this crap, Fred. Why don't you take a vacation for a length of time and forget about this Hell hole? I'm here very little! Leslie goes with me to golf tournaments et al. Both diversions. Anyway, you're a nice guy, Fred! Don't lower your self esteem by competing with these idiots. Take care!

HANK

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kindj asked on 06/11/07 - I'm done....

This place has sunk lower than the hole on my grandaddy's farm.

Have at it, y'all.

DK

HANK1 answered on 06/11/07:



The Internet Police should have shut down this site long ago. You've made yourself a great choice by leaving. So did I! Good luck to you, D.K. Hop over to AskMe Help Desk.

HANK

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STONY asked on 06/11/07 - LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT.....

PARIS HILTON SAID, "I HOPE I CAN BE A ROLE MODEL FOR OTHER YOUNG PEOPLE BY MY EXPERIENCE IN JAIL." I SAW THE SAME PERFORMANCE BY JAMES CAGNEY DECADES AGO IN THE CLOSING MOMENTS OF A MOVIE. IF HER PARENTS HAS ONE OUNCE OF BACKBONE, THEY WOULD "BITCH SLAP" HER AND THROW HER OUT OF THE CAR AT THE FRONT STEPS OF THE JAIL. PSYCHOPTIC
DRUGS HUH? NO ARGUMENT THERE, SHE CERTAINLY IS A PSYCHO!!

HANK1 answered on 06/11/07:



Paris needs a good spanking, STONY. She's nothing but a spoiled, rich brat who's playing games with Society. She is NO role model. What a disgusting homo sapien.

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 06/09/07 - Fairy Tales about the Weather

No one believes the weatherman about next week but they believe they know what supposedly happened millions of years ago and what will happen 100 years from now.
And the farmer hauled another load away!

Global warming 55 million years ago caused migration to North America

Monday, February 08, 1999

By Byron Spice, Science Editor, Post-Gazette
Fairy Tales







Palm trees in Alaska. Frost-free winters in Wyoming. Crocodiles in the Arctic. Is this what global warming has in store for us? Maybe. What is certain is that these all occurred during a period of global warming that occurred roughly 55 million years ago.


K. Christopher Beard, right, and assistant Jay Norejko work in a Wyoming quarry, looking for evidence of global warming during the Paleocene period. (Bill Wade, Post-Gazette)

Scientists have been taking a closer look at this period, which came about 10 million years after the last dinosaur walked the Earth. "We have a perfect, natural experiment that occurred 55 million years ago," explained K. Christopher Beard o

HANK1 answered on 06/10/07:



Interesting post, Peddler. Very informative. Symptoms of GLOBAL WARMING include direct manifestations of a widespread and long-term trend toward warmer global temperatures. On balance: Heat waves and periods of unusually warm weather as well as ocean warming, sea-levels rising and coastal flooding. I might add that glaciers are melting which seems to be the warming of the Arctic and Antarctic. A little frightening.

HANK

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Rosekeeper asked on 06/09/07 - Avenge not yourselves

How can a Christian win over un-believers, It is sad when one see's some who proclaim they are true Christians, although we hurt the un-believers with our words and use hateful and un-kind words to one another.
I have been off for a while, because all I see is bashing and hurting" to all the Religions on here?


I wonder' why would Pericles or Dominos believe in God, when we should be the image of God, it is not up to us to Judge one another, that is what the Holy Spirit is telling me, and is moving me to the Truth,


This is one reason

I left the Churches I had attended, some cheated and bragged about taxes and how they got away from paying.


Ro 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Ro 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

It would be nice if we could do that on here, As myself I am no longer going to judge anyone on here.

My question is, Could all Christians be kind to one another, no matter what Faith we have? You could see a big differences on here, if all could just be kinder to one another, and to all Religions, even Mormons and Jehovah's Witness's?

"To walk in the foot prints of our Lord Jesus" to love one another, and not to be hurting their feelings, no matter what faith they belong too.

No longer will I judge any Religion, on here again, because that is up to the Father and his Son Jesus Christ, not us.

Thank you.

HANK1 answered on 06/10/07:



Some people just like to be argumentative and abusive, Joy. It's just their nature. But, as I have always said, to each his/her own. It sure doesn't bother me a bit anymore. In fact, I expect it. Then we have TTFNUAS, the stalker. An altogether different breed of cat. Anyway, just be yourself, young lady, and post accordingly. Noone on this Board can match your dedication to God.

HANK

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arcura asked on 05/20/07 - These are not the average photos one sees.

Have you see many like them?
Go here................

http://hytaipan.home.comcast.net/different_photos.htm

HANK1 answered on 05/20/07:



" ... from a PowerPoint Slide Show by Hakan Altundas." Didn't have time to download, Fred. Maybe later.

HANK

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arcura asked on 05/20/07 - Do you know where are parked the most USAF planes are?

It's in the storage bone yard for them.
Many can be put back in service id need be.

Look here:

Davis-Monthan AFB and the Military Aircraft Boneyard

HANK1 answered on 05/20/07:


I wonder where my F-80 is resting? The F-80 was a 50's Lockheed Shooting Star jet fighter. Maybe we should get mine out of mothballs. Perhaps it's in my hall closet!

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 05/20/07 - The search for extra-terristrial Quakers


Presidential hopeful and hoakie-beam believer Mitt Romney stated to Nasa officials today that if elected all space exploration would be suspended until Mormon Missionaries are able to witness to the 6 foot tall moon dwelling Quakers.
Next project will be to send missionaries to witness to lost souls on the sun and the final trip to Kolob which he will personally command.
He said funding would be no problem as all his subject would convert to Mormonism and tithe 87% of their pre-tax income to the church.

HANK1 answered on 05/20/07:



Most Muslims came from Kolob and some still maintain property there. Ain't that a hoot?

HANK

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madddawg asked on 05/20/07 - Albert Einstein

I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenonmenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts. The rest are details?The Expanded Quotable Einstein, page 202

Why would such an intelligent scientist believe in creation?

HANK1 answered on 05/20/07:



At first I thought Einstein was an atheist but after further research, I concluded that he was a Pantheist. Pantheism has often been accused of atheism, and not just because it rejects the idea of a personal creator God. Strict or naturalistic pantheism believes that the Universe either originated itself out of nothing, or has existed forever. Modern scientific pantheism is materialistic. It believes that design in the universe can be fully accounted for by principles of evolution and self-organization. It does not believe in separate spirits or survival of the soul after death. Pantheists concerned about personal immortality seek it in realistic ways - through children, deeds, works, and the memories of the living. I'm giving the atheists the benefit of a doubt on this one.

HANK

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Rosekeeper asked on 05/20/07 - Is Joseph Smith in competition with Jesus Christ?

Below is a web-site I found' saying that On the cover of Church News dated December 24, 2005 (the day before Christmas) is a picture of Joseph and Mary holding the baby Jesus. Under the picture it says "Focus on Prophet Joseph Smith." Is Joseph Smith in competition with Jesus Christ?

This article is from an ex-Mormon, whom left after reading this news letter.
My question is' I don't alway's believe what I read, for I can't find the News letter, that printed this, can someone help me find it? And is this true?

http://www.concernedchristians.org/newsletter/2006-02/index.php#1

HANK1 answered on 05/20/07:



Joseph Smith taught a completely different god from the God of the Bible. Joseph Smith said he would refute the idea that God was God from all eternity. This sounds suspiciously like the serpent's temptation to Eve when he refuted or brought into question God's Word, in Genesis 3:1: "He said to the woman, 'Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden?" Questioning what God has clearly said in His Word is the oldest trick of Satan. When Joseph Smith said he saw two personages, could this have been an angel of light as described in 2 Corinthians 11:13-14, "For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light."

Joseph Smith was a brilliant con man who had a way with words.

HANK

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tony052071 asked on 05/19/07 - THE MOVIE "THE LAKE HOUSE"

I JUST SAW THE MOVIE LAKE HOUSE ON HBO FAMILY. WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN IT TO ME?

HANK1 answered on 05/20/07:



When two people CONNECT, the bond between them can be so pure and simple that it can stir hearts in Heaven. When they CONNECT in all the right places at all the wrong times, Heaven weeps for broken hearts. To heal these broken hearts, Heaven breaks time.

HANK

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Dark_Crow asked on 05/19/07 - Why and how did religion come about ..............

and what purpose does it serve?


Instinct is dominant in all animal species except humans, but reason is dominant over instinct in man. Instinct is what saves a species from extinction; along with reason, therefore, it is necessary that some other forces to control reason and give the interests of the species a chance to be heard along with the interests of the individual, that force is religion.
From that it follows that religion is a necessary force to avoid extinction of the human species.

Comments?

HANK1 answered on 05/20/07:



Religion originates in an attempt to represent and order beliefs, feelings, imaginings and actions that arise in response to direct experience of the sacred and the spiritual. As this attempt expands in its formulation and elaboration, it becomes a process that creates meaning for itself on a sustaining basis, in terms of both its originating experiences and its own continuing responses. Therefore, "religion is a necessary force to avoid extinction of the human species." Without it, we would falter.

* Great post, Dark Crow.

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 05/19/07 - Soul Winning-attn. CB

Every Saturday fundamental Baptist go soul winning. This is how we build our bus routes.
Rev. Falwell when he still was a fundamentalist built the bus route for Thomas Road Baptist Church with the help of Brother Hyles.
Recently CB accused me of never engaging anyone.
I would like to know how many of you have ever knocked on a strangers door and told them about Jesus Christ?

HANK1 answered on 05/20/07:



That would be an invasion of privacy ... in today's world!

HANK

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lglynn5 asked on 05/19/07 - Opus Dei.....

Do you know what this is..within the RCC?

Have a good day.

In Christ, Lynn

HANK1 answered on 05/19/07:



It's an organization of the Catholic Church that emphasizes the Catholic belief that everyone is called to become a saint and that ordinary life is a path to sanctity.

HANK

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madddawg asked on 05/19/07 - 2 Timothy 3:5-7

5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

"Fawn M. Brodie, in her biography of Joseph Smith No Man Knows My History, lists 48 wives for him, but there is reliable information to suggest he had even more. Among his wives were 5 pairs of sisters, a matter God had forbidden in Leviticus 18:18: Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time., plus a mother and daughter combination, forbidden by God in Leviticus 20:15 If a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness; they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you. In fact, Joseph Smith married at least 12 women who were married to other men at the very time he married them! (Exodus 20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery) On occassion, he sent faithful male followers out of state or out of country on missionary work for the church, then seduced their wives while they were away! Mormonism, Dr. Robert L. Summer, Biblical Evangelism Press, 1980, page 19

Was Joseph Smith an example of the false prophets listed in 2 Timothy chapter 3?


HANK1 answered on 05/19/07:



Those who resist the truth are "men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the truth." Verse 9 leaves a promising note when it adds that "their folly shall be manifest unto all men."

HANK

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madddawg asked on 05/19/07 - Stephen Jay Gould

Professor of Geology and Paleontology, Harvard University.
This notion of species as natural kinds fits splendidly with creationist tenets of a pre-Darwin age. Loius Agassiz even argued that species are God's individual thoughts, made incarnate so that we might preceive both His majesty and his message. Species, Agassiz wrote, are "instituted by the Divine Intelligence as categories as His mode of thinking. But how could a division of the organic world into discrete entities be justisied by an evolutionary theory that proclaimed ceaseless change as a fundamental fact of nature? A quahog is a quahog, page 18

To parrot Stephen Gould question, How could a division of the organic world into discrete entities be justified by an evolutionary theory that proclaimed ceaseless change as a fundamental fact of nature?

HANK1 answered on 05/19/07:


Discrete entities within the vital inter-facial area of molecular science that lies between organic chemistry and biology is an impossibility at this time. Perhaps further study might support the application of the powerful methods of chemistry to current and emerging problems in biology. At least this must be attempted to achieve understanding and, where appropriate, give us the ability to modify the systems of living organisms at the molecular level.

HANK

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hOPE12 asked on 05/18/07 - To All on this Forum:


Hello Everyone,

I left the board for a while so I could get myself in order and try to keep myself under control of the teaching and reasoning 0f Jesus Christ. I came back today hoping to find a more cheerful and loving “Christian” board. Instead it is the same as always. Those who claim to be Christians are treating other such as Jesus did NOT teach them to do.
In the bible book of Romans 12:2 it say: : “Quit being fashioned after this system of things, but be transformed by making your mind over.”

Those who claim to believe in the Bible should have changed your views on many things, and have refashioned your mind and made it over according to God’s righteous view of matters.

Colossians 3:9, 10 (NW) advises: “Strip off the old personality with its practices, and clothe yourselves with the new personality which through accurate knowledge is being renewed according to the image of the one who created it.” So it is accurate knowledge that enables one to cast off old ways and take on new ones that coincide with those of God and Christ.

Ephesians 4:22-24 (NW) adds its similar testimony: “You should put away the old personality which conforms to your former course of conduct . . . You should be made new in the force actuating your mind, and should put on the new personality which was created according to God’s will in true righteousness and loving-kindness.”

With Jesus in mind, the Bible admonishes: “Arm yourselves with the same mental disposition.” 1 Pet. 4:1, NW)
How did Jesus do this? By applying what his father taught him. If we. Who claim to be “Christian do the same, and fill our mind and heart with Bible truth, good will come of it: “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”—Matt. 12:34, NW.

Now reflect on some benefits from applying bible counsel, improvements in human relations and everyday living. Consider, “Whatever a man is sowing, this he will also reap.” Gal. 6:7, NW Sow evil, and you reap that in time also. Go out with a “chip on your shoulder” and someone will knock it off. Be cross and grumpy, and others will be that way toward you. Shout angry words, and others will return them with interest. Strike a man, and you will very likely receive a blow or two in return.

But treat people courteously, smile, be friendly, show kindness, act in sincerity, unselfishly, with Christian love, and in all probability they will respond in like manner. “Cast your bread upon the surface of the water, for after many days you will find it.” Eccl. 11:1, AT

Jesus said: “Practice giving, and people will give to you. They will pour into your laps a fine measure, pressed down, shaken together and overflowing. For with the measure that you are measuring out they will measure out to you in return.”—Luke 6:38, NW.

If people do not treat other with dignity and with kindness in word and dead, they will have to answer to Jesus Christ. Jesus himself said:
Matthew 7:21-24 (New King James Version)

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

Imagine Jesus himself saying the words: “I never knew you”. That will be what will happen to any who claim to be a “Christian” and do not follow Jesus’ example of how to treat others.

Those of you who say you are Christian and treat others badly and yell and say mean things like you all have been saying on this board to those who are different or believe differently then you do, will receive you due reward and it may not be what you think it will be. For if you do not but on that new personality that is spoken of in Ephesians and start treating others who are different or believe differently with love and respect and dignity, YOU WILL HEAR THOS WORDS FROM JESUS. “Get away from me, I never knew you.” How sad that will be.

Anyone who hates another or treats another badly by words or actions will never gain life, but only death. Notice Jesus own words to the Congregation in his day: “Revelation 3:14-19 (New King James Version)

14 “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write,
‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: 15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,I will vomit you out of My mouth. 17 Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.


If you say you are a Christian follower of Jesus Christ, then you will benefit by asking yourselves these questions, and answer them wisely and honestly and think about this; would Jesus answer and your answer match??

1- Do I treat other with respect, love and dignity?
2- Do I control the words that come out of my mouth, so as not to offend others?
3- Do I show I love others by the way I treat them and speak to them?
4- Would Jesus approve of the way I speak to others?
5- Do I truly love all people and treat them as I would want to be treated?
6- Do I truly show love even if someone disagrees with me and the way I believe?
7- Do I feel I am better then those who believe differently?
8- Does Jesus love the JW’s, Mormons, and Atheists? If so do I treat what Jesus loves with kindness and respect and love?
9- Does Jesus feel that “Christians” are better then all other people?
10- If Jesus was an expert on this forum, would he approve of my conduct?

If we personally claim to be a Follower of Jesus Christ and can not answer yes to all these questions, then we will find ourselves among those Jesus will vomit you out of his mouth in that he will not have anything to do with us because “He never knew us?”

PLEASE STOP ALL THE MULTIPLE POSTS AND ALL THE HATRED. LOVE ALL PEOPLE FOR THEY ARE ALL PRECIOUS NOT JUST CHRISTIANS! All people are created in God's image. When we treat people badly then we are treating God badly. Think about this, the one you treat badly today, may save your life tomorrow!

Take care,
Hope12

HANK1 answered on 05/18/07:


Good thinking, HOPE, but your suggestions are useless and hopeless. As I have said many times, too many non-believers on this Board to make what we post effective. They have no one to judge their actions. Christians do. THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ANYONE CAN DO ABOUT THIS 'DISGUST' EXCEPT THE NON-BELIEVERS THEMSELVES. IF THEY CHANGE THEIR ATTITUDES AND POST ACCORDINGLY, THIS BOARD COULD BECOME SIGNIFICANT but don't count on it! Spend your time now on doing something more constructive.

HANK

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madddawg asked on 05/18/07 - Dr. T. N. Tahmision

Atomic Energy Commission, USA
He is quoted on the title page of Evolution and the Emperors's New Clothes:

"Sceintists who go about teaching that evolution is a fact of life are great con-men, and the story that they are telling may be the greatest hoax ever. In explaining evolution, we do not have one iota of fact
Is Doctor Tahmision observation correct?

HANK1 answered on 05/18/07:



Yes and no. When non-biologists talk about biological evolution, they often confuse two different aspects of the definition. On the one hand, there is the question of whether or not modern organisms have evolved from older ancestral organisms or whether modern species are continuing to change over time. On the other hand, there are questions about the mechanism of the observed changes. Biologists consider the existence of biological evolution to be a FACT. It can be demonstrated today and the historical evidence for its occurrence in the past is overwhelming. However, biologists readily admit that they are less certain of the exact mechanism of evolution. There are several THEORIES of the mechanism of evolution.

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madddawg asked on 05/18/07 - Wisdom of Orson Pratt - Mormon prophet

"The person of our Father in heaven was begotten on a previous heavenly world by His Father, and again, He was begotten by a still more ancient Father and so on. The Seer page 132.

But the Bible says God is from everlasting:
Psalm 90:2 From everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.

Was Orson Pratt worshipping a false God?

HANK1 answered on 05/18/07:



Yes. Guess he felt like writing a fairy tale.

HANK

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peddler2 asked on 05/18/07 - If Perkies Brain really Existed

he would learn to have intelligent conversations and at least have some idea of his opponents view point instead of calling Tom a liar and whining thatno one could met his challange.
He does not even read the responses and then declares victory against the people of God.

Of course his alter egos make amazing discoveries like Rev Falwell had the nerve to treat sin as sin .
Brilliant! Simply Brilliant!

HANK1 answered on 05/18/07:



There are many ways to "treat sin as sin." Pick out the definition you like and start writing.

HANK

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PrinceHassim asked on 05/18/07 - Pyramid Power ........................


What place has "Pyramid Power" in Christianity?



HANK1 answered on 05/18/07:



The real history of modern Pyramidology began in 1859 when John Taylor, who had never visited the Great Pyramid, "became convinced that its architect was not an Egyptian, but an Israelite acting under divine orders. Perhaps it was Noah himself. `He who built the ark was, of all men, the most competent to direct the building of the Great Pyramid,' Taylor wrote."

(Mysterious Pyramid Power, Martin Ebon, editor, p. 62).

Taylor used not only computations compiled by other men interested in the Egyptian pyramids, but "also found a score of passages in both the Old and New Testament which, if wrenched from their contexts, can be interpreted as references to the stone monument" (Ibid)

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Ccl471 asked on 05/18/07 - C.S. Lewis' Radio Program

Didn't C.S. Lewis have a radio program during World War II? Did he have any other radio programs/addresses?

I want to listen to those broadcasts. Are they available for purchase? Or better yet, are they archived on any website?


Many thanks,

C.L.

HANK1 answered on 05/18/07:



You might want to try "The Chronicles of Narnia" CD Box Set by C. S. Lewis and Branagh Kenneth (Audio CD - Oct 26, 2004) - Audiobook

HANK

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tropicalstorm asked on 05/18/07 - Frick, ceebee, pyramids and the Bible

I would love them to explain this to me

frick 05/18/07
"Pyramid power" is obscurely noted in the Bible. Not many mention it.

"When thou seekest, as the lion of Bashra roars, and the great beast has no more voice, then shalt thou find, in the hidden places, that which hath been concealed to all but those to whom the Lord hath revealed such. The roar of the evil one in that day will shake the walls and, those having ears, will hear the long wail of that tribe whom the Lord hath spoken to. Woe to all who speak not of these portents, for they shall reap the seed of the mustard tree, of which it has been spoken."

This clearly refers to "pyramid power", but so very many have refused to listen. I am incredibly sad that Hell awaits those refusing, but I love them so much, and this is why I pray someday they will listen - those degenerates who listen not to the holy words but insist on having their fleshly carnals burned everlastingly in the eternal fire - burning and burning in pain and torment. Thus shall they be. I Glory in the justice of the Lord - the stench overwhelming my nostrils as they burn and burn, and with divine retribution searing my soul, how I love these miscreants!

Their burning flesh is an incense to the perfect love of MY LORD.

CeeBee2 That prophecy, dear frick, was fulfilled during the destruction of Arapesh and Therakresh, twin cities in Asia Minor. The volcano was already threatening the citizens, as clouds of ash drifted over the cities and swept into the public baths, the temples, and the shops whose doors were left open too long. Meanwhile, the Irish hordes were nearly at the gates and the Teutonic warriors were close behind. The earthquakes had already freed the ravenous caged beasts under the coliseum. I weep as I remember reading about the fall of Arapesh and whatever that other city's name was.

Clarification/Follow-up by frick on 05/18/07 1:54 am:

Right, CeeBee, forgot about them cities.

I think the one you can't remember was, ummmm, Peoria - yeah, yeah, that's it.

The Meades and the Prussians might have been trekking over the mountains. That account didn't mention them, although there is a short passage in a later book that gives them a vague mention -- "How goeth those that climbeth the hilltops fragrant with pine and hemlock? How daunting are those who doeth majestic works of war and win a lasting name for the holy people of Zarubabethel?"

Clarification/Follow-up by CeeBee2 on 05/18/07 2:11 am:
And there is a passage for you to keep in mind, O frick, and that is: "How blessed is the woman who keepeth her house in order and toiled yea all the night long in the valley of the sleeping cats with the message slate in front of her! Her warm bed beckoneth but nay, she wrestleth off the angel of sleep and betaketh herself onto the shadowy plains of scribettes and prophetesses, urged on to longer strides of achievement while withstanding the slings and arrows of Lethos so as to o'ertake and murder the Fearful One."

(There's more, but I'd have to look it up. That's all I remember from memory. The rest is quite scary and bloody. It involves a tent peg, four silver spoons, and a rubberband. I can't even tell you who won in the end because I never was able to finish reading it, so upset was I methinketh.)


HANK1 answered on 05/18/07:



In recent years, pyramidology has experienced a resurgence in popularity. The pyramid shape itself is being seen as a supernatural source of power or energy. The pyramid power has also become the primary focus of everything from veterinarian concerns to extraterrestrial messages. By the way, pyramidology is a pseudoscience that teaches that the Great Pyramid of Giza is a divine revelation. Many pyramidologists believe that the future can be foretold by measuring the Great Pyramid's inner passages. Hmmm!

HANK

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PrinceHassim asked on 05/17/07 - Family Tree / Genealogy - good news from Zion!

80 billion family files to go online

LDS Church plans to be history 'clearinghouse'
By Carrie A. Moore
Deseret Morning News

In what officials say will be a quantum leap forward in providing family history information online, the LDS Church has announced a plan designed to eventually help provide access to as many as 80 billion family records on the Web, in addition to the tens of billions of records it is currently indexing out of its own Granite Vault microfilm archives.

The new Records Access program is being announced this week at the annual meeting of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) in Richmond, Va. The announcement details specifics of how the church is creating partnerships with various archives and other records depositories in a move to become the world's premier international "clearinghouse" for family history.

The first cooperative project under the new program will be to digitize and index U.S. Revolutionary War Pension records with the National Archives in Washington, meaning anyone with ancestors who served in that war will soon be able to access details about that family member online.

Steve W. Anderson, manager of marketing for the church's FamilySearch.org, said the church is working to arrange agreements with commercial Web sites and genealogical organizations worldwide to provide digitizing, indexing and online posting for billions of records, many of which have never been indexed at all, let alone been available online.

"Archives all have two things in mind: preservation and making records available," he said. "When push comes to shove, they would rather preserve them than share them, but most would like to do both."

The church is forming agreements with organizations to help film or digitally image their collections, which can be posted on an organization's Web site, as well as on FamilySearch.org. In some cases, FamilySearch will simply provide a link to a specific organization's Web site, where a small fee for access will be charged to view the records.

The program "recruits volunteers from around the world to index a batch of records at a time. They transcribe those pieces of information — names, dates, locations, marriage, death and birth dates — and make an index that allows the record to be searched by name or place or event," Anderson said.

The project not only will provide "vital statistics," but by imaging the documents, users will be able to pull up a digitized image of the actual record itself. "That's a whole different experience, to see an image of the original document," he said.

The program provides the flexibility necessary to work with small archives as well as giant repositories, he said. It helps those without any resources to complete the entire imaging, indexing and online posting process, and those with more resources who may simply need help posting information online or driving traffic to their Web site.

Once the church has signed an agreement to work with a specific organization, personnel there "typically want to recruit their own patrons to help them index. But with imaging the documents — taking digital photos of them — we do that for them in almost all cases. ... They want preservation-quality digital images, and we do that better than anybody. We've been doing it for decades," to produce the 2.4 million rolls of microfilm that now reside in the church's Granite Mountain near the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon, Anderson said.

FamilySearch can also put indexing projects in progress on its Web site, where volunteers can help index public collections of records. The Revolutionary War records are a "perfect example. We're doing the imaging, posting on our site and will recruit volunteers to help index." An online family history Web site called Footnote.com will create electronic indexes of the records and host the actual images there for public access.

The indexes and images of those records will also be viewable at LDS Family History Centers, as well as at FamilySearch.org.

Anderson said "numerous other national and international projects" of a similar nature are now under development and will be announced as agreements are signed or data is published.

As a result of the "affiliate arrangement," Anderson said FamilySearch.org will "have all the indexes for everything. You can think of it more or less like a Google — you go there to find the source of information you're looking for. Sometimes we're the source, and sometimes a third party is the source."

At least one or two similar agreements are expected to be announced this week in Virginia, Anderson said, noting several of the church's family history specialists are presenting at the conference this week.

While some Web sites may eventually use their information as a money-making enterprise, as commercial family history companies now do, Anderson said the church is not charging partners to help them make their records available.

Church officials have been looking to form such partnerships "for some time now," Anderson said, but have had to push forward the development of technology that would allow it to happen with "the way we scan, photo, transfer and archive. Because some of the necessary technology wasn't available, we had to develop it ourselves."

Working with a scanner producer, the church helped develop high-speed scanners that can scan a roll of microfilm in "a couple of minutes," as opposed to an hour or more that traditional scanners required.

New software developed to process that information into images and make it ready for processing, as well as to manage the warehousing of such huge information banks, also had to be created, Anderson said. "Almost every step of the way, there were significant engineering projects or hardware that needed to be developed."

Now that the technology is in place, the Records Access project will mean "at least 20 billion unique new names that will be in those records (to be posted online), but I'm not uncomfortable saying it could be 80 billion." That's compared with a total of about 5 billion names now online, he said.

The new technology and resulting "affiliate" agreements through FamilySearch will "fundamentally change people's ability to find their ancestors and connect with their families online. It's just going to be a real watershed event," Anderson said.

E-mail: carrie@desnews.com

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Do you have your family tree?


HANK1 answered on 05/17/07:



Do I have a family tree? Yep! It's planted in my backyard.

I thought a "watershed" marks a unique or important historical change? No important developments in sight that I can see ... even if I look real hard! What a mundane post! Quite ordinary and commonplace. More Secret Police, huh?

HANK

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PrinceHassim asked on 05/17/07 - Professor Doctor Dee Jay Nelson - Egyptologist and the Hamburger Question


Professor Doctor Dee Jay Nelson was one of the world's foremost Egyptologists. His credentials include:

* Bachelor of Science (Biology) from Pacific Northwestern University (Seattle, WA)

* Master of Science (Egyptology) from The University of California (Berkeley)

* Doctor of Philosophy (Anthropology/Egyptology) from Pacific Northwestern University (Seattle, WA)

* Doctor of Philosophy (field not stated) from the Oriental Institute, the University of Chicago.

Nelson was a professor at Rocky Mountain Vollege, Billings, Montana.

He also had 'some skill as a mathematician' who was commissioned by the Egyptian government to calculate the weight of the gold coffin of Tutankhamun, which he did using a 'Pythagorean calculation' before 'humiliating my mathmatical prowess' and using a weigh scale and arrived at a weight of 2,448 lbs 4 oz.

Nelson was the 'World's Leading Authority on Egyptology and Pyramid Energy.'

Professor Nelson was a professional lecurer on the 'Electromotive Properties of the Human Body.'

He was also the 'Photographer and Producer of 42 Syndicated and Networked Television Films.'

In some of his lectures he produced a, Egyptian mummy and demonstrated pyramid energy with volunteers from the audience.

Nelson has done several licenced archaeological digs in Egypt.

Nelson has authored eight books and large booklets on Egyptology. He co-authored "Life Force in the Great Pyramids' and wrote 飮 scientific papers and articles that were published in scientific journals and magazines.'

Four of Doctor Nelson's greatest Egyptological acvhievementsb are:

* Measuring the Great Pyramid

* Measuring the Eastern Giza cemetary

* Creating the map of the Eastern Giza Cemetary that is in general use by Egyptologists today

* Discovering the tomb of Princess Nefer-Ka-Ra with the most colourful wall paintings ever found in Egypt.

Professor Nelson 'reads hieroglyphics, hieratic, and demotic scripts.'

Dr Nelson's Egyptian 'discoveries promted King Farouk of Egypt to present Dr Nelson with a small collection of Egyptian antiquities.'

Nelson owns the third largest collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities in the United States, many of which were gifts from King Farouk. Dr Nelson worked for Farouk doing Egyptian translations and setting up Farouk's library.'

Professor was the first person in the world ro recognise the 'Resurrection Figure.' "I read the inscription and it told me what it was for."

In 1958 Dr Nelson was sent to Israel and Jordan to do a two-episode television film on the Dead Sea Scrolls, which was shown on the Jack Douglas Show.

In 1959 he got his first licence to dig around the Great Pyramid.

During a trip in 1979 'he validated the theory that the rising sun of the spring equinox and using the shadows of the three pyramids of Khufu's wives were indicators of time and season ... .'

Nelson first scientific paper was published when he was only fourteen years old!

Nelson stated, "I make my living as an Egyptologist. I'm paid for it. I'm either an Egyptologist or I'm fooling a lot of people ... "

Dr Dee Jay Nelson was Professor of Egyptology at Rocky Mountain College, Billings, Montana, and a nationally known explorer-naturalist. His film, "The Light from Galilee" was acclaimed as one of the best on European television in 1960'

Nelson's Egyptian digs were funded by the SAAD Fundation. His Egyptological translations were 'substantiated by some of the greatest living archeologists ... Klaus Baer ... Richard Parker ... John Wilson" Nelson was reasearching at the Oriental Institute at the same time as Egyptologist John Wilson.

Nelson studied Egyptian for thiry years to become proficient in it.

Dr Nelson was a known associate of renowned Egyptologist Doug Benjamin.

Nelson calculated that the solar boat had 2,242 pieces.

Nelson estimated Neshki to be an ancient form of Arabic, and Kufic to be a relatively modern form of the language.

Nelson estimated there to be 1,000 characters in Hieratic and 4,000 in Hieroglyphic.

Nelson was trusted by such scholars as Dr Walter Martin, Cowdery, Scales, and Davis, Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Harry D Ropp, H Michael Marquandt, and William J Mitchell. Many others have relied and still rely on his scholarly findings.

With such a brilliant academic career, why did Dr Nelson end his days flipping hamburgers in a fast food joint?


HANK1 answered on 05/17/07:



Because he got tired of sitting. I wonder how much he weighs.

HANK

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Ch.Pétrus.82 asked on 05/17/07 - fascinating font!!

http://www.teachinghearts.org/dre09creationnotes.html

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HANK1 answered on 05/17/07:



"Looks like you slithered, crawled and walked on all fours, old chap! We took the express route."

You must have been born in Australia, unless you could have walked on water. Why don't you research the Unified Field Theory and forget about that other nonsense? Christians don't need poppycock.

HANK

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MaggieB asked on 05/16/07 - Does Doctrine Matter?

I received this from a friend of mine.
MaggieB
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Recently I received a scathing email. In no uncertain terms I was told that sound doctrine has no place in the church, as long as the believer is sincere. I was instructed that doctrine divides and as such was foundationally a bad thing. I was further clearly made to know that Christians should just put their exclusiveness and doctrine aside and embrace everyone. Unity was far more important than being right.

Since there is no doubt that doctrine can be divisive those are noble albeit not biblically sound motives. I agree that a hallmark of true Christian faith is shown by our desire to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength and loving our neighbor as ourselves. I agree wholeheartedly that unity and sincerity are important. BUT.....

All the sincerity in the world is meaningless if you are sincere about the wrong things. I can sincerely believe that I can step off my roof and fly and that the law of gravity does not apply to me. That's fine until you step off the roof and fall.

Truth is not dependent upon whether or not you believe it. It remains true regardless. Being sincere about salvation through any means other than Jesus leads you straight to hell. Sincerity is important, but you need to be sincere about the truth.

We are called by God to hold and teach sound doctrine.

1 Timothy 4:16 NIV
Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.
Titus 2:1 NIV
You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine.
We are still to love those who hold different doctrinal positions, but that does not mean we compromise our own or allow their errors to creep into the church.

The Word of God by its very nature is divisive. It divides truth from error. It divides darkness and light. It divides the saved and the damned.

Hebrews 4:12 NIV
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
In a world that rejects truth, and is tolerant of anything but truth, sound doctrine is an unpopular thing. It was an unpopular thing in Jesus day and that fact has not changed.

We are to love one another, but we are to hold fast to truth and not waiver in it. It is important to know not only what you believe, but why you believe it. We are dealing with matters of eternal importance when we look at God's truth. We are called to contend for the truth.

JUDE 1:3 NIV
Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.

We are to know the truth and we are to fight for it, even when it is unpopular and politically incorrect.


HANK1 answered on 05/16/07:


A doctrine means absolutely nothing unless a person believes it. Now apply this to all aspects of history.

HANK

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MarySusan asked on 05/16/07 - For Christians Obsessed With Evolution

Charles Darwin Letters Archived on the Internet. Article from BBC on line:


"Evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin thought the voyage of the Beagle was a "magnificent scheme" allowing him to spend time "larking round the world".

His delight at the five-year cruise is chronicled in a letter, available online for the first time.

The note is one of nearly 5,000 from and to the scientist held in a database at the University of Cambridge.

The Darwin Correspondence project includes summaries of a further 9,000 letters, written from the age of 12.

In some of his earliest letters, he recounts talking to his sister Caroline, who had asked him about his personal hygiene.

"I only wash my fe[e]t once a month at school, which I confess is nasty, but I cannot help it, for we have nothing to do it with," he wrote.

Dr Alison Pearn, co-director of the Darwin Correspondence project, says it is insight like this that makes the letters so special.

"I think the human side is what is arresting about the letters," she said. "There is such an interesting and exciting mixture of very cutting-edge science and very personal revelations about his life and family."

Different paths

Darwin was a prolific letter writer, exchanging correspondence with nearly 2,000 people during his lifetime (1809-1882). Nearly 14,500 of his letters are known to exist, with the biggest collection residing in Cambridge.


"Letters were absolutely essential to what Darwin was doing," said Dr Pearn. "This is how he gathered data, how he gathered ideas, how he discussed ideas."

As well as other scientists, Darwin courted diplomats, clergymen, gardeners and pigeon fanciers.

"Pigeons are one of the organisms that Darwin investigated in great detail, in particular to study variation under domestication," said Dr Pearn.

"Breeding was so wide spread at the time that it was easy for him to tap into a network of people."

The letters also detail his dealings with other intellectual heavyweights of the time......" and so on.

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Have at it!

HANK1 answered on 05/16/07:



Dew is formed on leaves when the sun shines down on them and makes them perspire. You've been in the sun much too long, Choux.

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 05/16/07 - Anti-Mormon Mormon Prophets? Wierd religion!

Clarification/Follow-up by PrinceHassim on 05/16/07 1:51 pm:

Let me say this AGAIN because you have not managed to get it through your skull yet .....

MORMONS HAVE NO IDEA HOW GOD REPRODUCES. LIKE MNAY WRONG FACTS YOU KNOW ABOUT US, THIS DISMAL SUGGESTION IS NOT THE PRODUCT OF A MORMON MIND BUT THE PRODUCT OF THE

The FEVERED BRAIN OF AN ANTI-MORMON Bringum Young said"
When Adam and Eve had eaten of the forbidden fruit, their bodies became mortal from its effects, and therefore their offspring were mortal. When the Virgin Mary conceived the child Jesus, theFather had begotten him in his own likeness. He was not begotten by theHoly Ghost. And who is the Father? He is the first of the human family; and when he took a tabernacle, it was begotten by his Father in heaven, after the same manner as the tabernacles of Cain, Abel, and the rest ofthe sons and daughters of Adam and Eve; from the fruits of the earth, the first earthly tabernacles were originated by the Father, and so on in succession.I could tell you much more about this; but were I to tell you the wholetruth, blasphemy would be nothing to it, in the estimation of the superstitiousand over-righteous of mankind.

Official Mormon Anti-Mormon Mormonism

HANK1 answered on 05/16/07:


Christians don't berate other religions. Your opinions are your opinions ... and that's just what they are ... opinions. When you post info about something, most of us just do not have the time to research said info re: validity. Lastly, no religion makes any sense without FAITH. In terms of reality, no religion exists.

* Leave Joy alone ... all of you! I don't understand why she PATRONIZES some of you!

HANK

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MarySusan asked on 05/15/07 - HAPPY DAY

It's always a happy day when an evil man dies.

So long, Jerry Fawell, dead forever!



Mary Sue :)

HANK1 answered on 05/15/07:



What a helluva thing to say!

HANK

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Rosekeeper asked on 05/15/07 - Scientific Proof of God – The Evidence

I am willing to rebate in a friendly way to Prove that God exist,

To all the Jurors first I would like to thank you for coming, and may I please open my first case and evidence, from another with the Wittness from another Web_Site whom is an expert, that God does exist, I will do this with the help, and evidence of Science.

1-First, the non-existence of God cannot be proven. One cannot prove a universal negative. Alternatively, the existence of God is provable.


2-The concept, design, and intricate details of our world necessitate an intelligent designer.


3-Both direct and indirect evidence for God’s existence are well known and well documented. Nothing in history is better known or better documented than the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.


4-We even use the year of His birth as the basis for our calendar. He perfectly matched the over 100 unique Messianic prophecies in the Old Testament regarding His birth, life, death, and resurrection. The laws of probability cannot give us a reasonable explanation for either the Messianic predictions or the resurrection, let alone both by the same person.


Any comments are welcome, until than "Court Is Dismiss"
"I'll Be Back."

HANK1 answered on 05/15/07:



In what jurisdiction is this case being decided? Who's the Judge? How many on the jury or is it a bench trial? What was the cause of action? Who is the Plaintiff et al?

Bottom-line: No body, no case! Case dismissed! Let FAITH take over once again!

HANK

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MarySusan asked on 05/15/07 - Bloomberg has a Billion Set Aside

"New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is prepared to spend an unprecedented $1 billion of his own $5.5 billion personal fortune for a third-party presidential campaign, personal friends of the mayor tell The Washington Times.
"He has set aside $1 billion to go for it," confided a long-time business adviser to the Republican mayor. "The thinking about where it will come from and do we have it is over, and the answer is yes, we can do it."
Another personal friend and fellow Republican said in recent days that Mr. Bloomberg, who is a social liberal and fiscal conservative, has "lowered the bar" and upped the ante for a final decision on making a run.
The mayor has told close associates he will make a third-party run if he thinks he can influence the national debate and has said he will spend up to $1 billion. Earlier, he told friends he would make a run only if he thought he could win a plurality in a three-way race and would spend $500 million -- or less than 10 percent of his personal fortune.
A $1 billion campaign budget would wipe out many of the common obstacles faced by third-party candidates seeking the White House...."Washington Times on line.

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The televised debates would really mean something if Bloomberg runs as a third party candidate.

What effect would his run have on the Christo-Republicans and the Democratic Parties, in your opinion???


HANK1 answered on 05/15/07:



Just another Ross Perot who's on an ego trip!

HANK

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arcura asked on 05/15/07 - Rev. Jerry Fallwell is dead at age 73.

Falwell died in his office today of a heart attack.
I hope he rest in peace and I pray that the Lord will have mercy on his soul.
Will you do the same for him?

HANK1 answered on 05/15/07:



"I do believe, as a theologian, based upon many Scriptures and particularly Proverbs 14:23, which says 'living by God's principles promotes a nation to greatness, violating those principles brings a nation to shame." - Falwell

He was a way-out promoter of mystery! Now he'll find out "the rest of the story." Very controversial guy!

HANK

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JesseJamesDupree asked on 05/14/07 - For those 2 detectives, aton + pericles!:)

HANK1 answered on 05/14/07:



C'mon, Jesse. Use your intelligence and play ball with the earthlings who are using this Board. You're above all this! Don't bring yourself down to their level!

HANK

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Hwood asked on 05/14/07 - I have a very important Question.

Why are those here, who do not believe in God, trying to mislead others? If you do not want to believe in God, why don't you just go on over and lay down, rest and leave others alone? What do you hope to gain, by trying to get others to follow you to hell?

Do you think Satan is going to reward you? Thank again! He cannot even reward himself. He is going to hell also.

So go on to hell if you want to, but why not leave other alone?

HANK1 answered on 05/14/07:


Atheists have a guilty conscience! This is WHY they try to justify their disbeliefs by attacking Christians! It makes them feel better. If a person doesn't like him/herself, it's impossible to like others. Christians are their 'sounding boards' at this site. This allows them to vent their anger. So be it! I've been trying to ignore all negative posts.

HANK

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madddawg asked on 05/13/07 - Hubert P. Yockey

Quote from "A calculation of the probability of spontaneous biogensis by information theory" Journal of Theoretical Biology, Volume 67, page 396.

"One must conclude that, contrary to the established and current wisdom a scenario describing the genesis of life on earth by chance and natural causes which can be accepted on the basis of fact and not faith had not yet been written.
Is this evolutionary scientist correct when he states that evolution is faith not fact?

HANK1 answered on 05/13/07:



The theory of evolution is the most accurate explanation for life we see in the world today and is based on the research and experimentation from multiple lines of evidence in the fields such as paleontology, biogeography, embryology, population genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology. Findings by thousands of scientists for well over a century all over the world confirm that evolution has occurred. For instance, mountains of evidence in many areas of evolutionary science point to the fact that humans and chimpanzees had a common ancestor. In this sense, I'm sorry to report that evolution is FACT. The scientist is wrong.

HANK

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madddawg asked on 05/13/07 - Romans 11:36

For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
When Paul stated that all things are through the living God, was he speaking of a different God than the god who was born, once upon a time, on a planet far, far away, near the mythical star named Kolob?

HANK1 answered on 05/13/07:


The universe owes its origin to the Bible God, was created by Him, and has its aim and purpose in Him. To Him, folks, shall be the glory throughout the ages!

HANK

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revdauphinee asked on 05/13/07 - more of my so called bigotry

http://www.canadafreepress.com:80/2007/paul-williams051107.htm

At the bottom of the article there is a map of all the known camps in the US.

Springtime in Islamberg
Radical Muslim paramilitary compound flourishes in upper New York state

By Paul L. Williams Ph.D., (author of THE DAY OF ISLAM)

Situated within a dense forest at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains on the outskirts of Hancock, New York, Islamberg is not an ideal place for a summer vacation unless, of course, you are an exponent of the Jihad or a fan of Osama bin Laden.

The 70 acre complex is surrounded with "No trespassing" signs; the rocky terrain is infested with rattlesnakes; and the woods are home to black bears, coyotes, wolves, and a few bobcats.


The entrance to the community is at the bottom of a very steep hill that is difficult to navigate even on a bright sunny day in May. The road, dubbed Muslim Lane, is unpaved and marred by deep crevices that have been created by torrential downpours. On a wintry day, few, save those with all terrain vehicles, could venture forth from the remote encampment.

A sentry post has been established at the base of the hill.

The sentry, at the time of this visit, is an African American dressed in Islamic garb - - a skull cap, a prayer shawl, and a loose fitting shalwat kameez. He instructs us to turn around and leave. "Our community is not open to visitors," he says.

Behind the sentry and across a small stream stand dozens of inhabitants of the compound - - the men wearing skull caps and loose fitting tunics, the women in full burqa. They appear ready to deal with any unauthorized intruders.

The hillside is blighted by rusty trailers that appear to be without power or running water and a number of outhouses. The scent of raw sewage is in the air.

The place is even off limits to the local undertaker who says that he has delivered bodies to the complex but has never been granted entrance. "They come and take the bodies from my hearse. They won't allow me to get past the sentry post. They say that they want to prepare the bodies for burial. But I never get the bodies back. I don't know what's going on there but I don't think it's legal."

On the other side of the hill where few dare to go is a tiny village replete with a make-shift learning center (dubbed the "International Quranic Open University"); a trailer converted into a Laundromat; a small, green community center; a small and rather squalid grocery store; a newly constructed majid; over forty clapboard homes; and scores of additional trailers.



It is home to hundreds - - all in Islamic attire, and all African-Americans. Most drive late model SUVs with license plates from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The locals say that some work as tollbooth operators for the New York State Thruway, while others are employed at a credit card processing center that maintains confidential financial records.

While buzzing with activity during the week, the place becomes a virtual hive on weekends. The guest includes arrivals from the inner cities of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and, occasionally, white-robed dignitaries in Ray-Bans from the Middle East.

Venturing into the complex last summer, Douglas Hagmann, an intrepid investigator and director of the Northeast Intelligence Service, came upon a military training area at the eastern perimeter of the property. The area was equipped with ropes hanging from tall trees, wooden fences for scaling, a make-shift obstacle course, and a firing range. Hagmann said that the range appeared to have been in regular use.

Islamberg is not as benign as a Buddhist monastery or a Carmelite convent. Nearly every weekend, neighbors hear sounds of gunfire. Some, including a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, have heard the bang of small explosives. None of the neighbors wished to be identified for fear of "retaliation." "We don't even dare to slow down when we drive by," one resident said. "They own the mountain and they know it and there is nothing we can do about it but move, and we can't even do that. Who wants to buy a property near that?"

The complex serves to scare the bejeesus out of the local residents. "If you go there, you better wear body armor," a customer at the Circle E Diner in Hancock said. "They have armed guards and if they shoot you, nobody will find your body."

At Cousins, a watering hole in nearby Deposit, a barfly, who didn't wish to be identified, said: "The place is dangerous. You can hear gunfire up there. I can't understand why the FBI won't shut it down."

Islamberg is a branch of Muslims of the Americas Inc., a tax-exempt organization formed in 1980 by Pakistani cleric Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, who refers to himself as "the sixth Sultan Ul Faqr," Gilani, has been directly linked by court documents to Jamaat ul-Fuqra or "community of the impoverished," an organization that seeks to "purify" Islam through violence.



Though primarily based in Lahore, Pakistan, Jamaat ul-Fuqra has operational headquarters in New York and openly recruits through various social service organizations in the U.S., including the prison system. Members live in hamaats or compounds, such as Islamberg, where they agree to abide by the laws of Jamaat ul-Fuqra, which are considered to be above local, state and federal authority. Additional hamaats have been established in Hyattsville, Maryland; Red House, Virginia; Falls Church, Virginia; Macon, Georgia; York, South Carolina; Dover, Tennessee; Buena Vista, Colorado; Talihina, Oklahoma; Tulane Country, California; Commerce, California; and Onalaska, Washington. Others are being built, including an expansive facility in Sherman, Pennsylvania.

Before becoming a citizen of Islamberg or any of the other Fuqra compounds, the recruits - - primarily inner city black men who became converts in prison - - are compelled to sign an oath that reads: "I shall always hear and obey, and whenever given the command, I shall readily fight for Allah's sake."

In the past, thousands of members of the U.S. branches of Jamaat ul-Fuqra traveled to Pakistan for paramilitary training, but encampments, such as Islamberg, are now capable of providing book-camp training so raw recruits are no longer required to travel abroad amidst the increased scrutiny of post 9/11.

Over the years, numerous members of Jamaat ul-Fuqra have been convicted in US courts of such crimes as conspiracy to commit murder, firebombing, gun smuggling, and workers' compensation fraud. Others remain leading suspects in criminal cases throughout the country, including ten unsolved assassinations and seventeen fire-bombings between 1979 and 1990.

The criminal charges against the group and the criminal convictions are not things of the past. In 2001, a resident of a California compound was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of a sheriff's deputy; another was charged with gun-smuggling' and twenty-four members of the Red House community were convicted of firearms violations.

By 2004 federal investigators uncovered evidence that linked both the DC "sniper killer" John Allen Muhammed and "Shoe Bomber" Richard Reid to the group and reports surfaced that Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was captured and beheaded in the process of attempting to obtain an interview with Sheikh Gilani in Pakistan.

Even though Jamaat ul-Fuqra has been involved in terror attacks and sundry criminal activities, recruited thousands of members from federal and state penal systems, and appears to be operating paramilitary facilities for militant Muslims, it remains to be placed on the official US Terror Watch List. On the contrary, it continues to operate, flourish, and expand as a legitimate nonprofit, tax-deductible charity.


HANK1 answered on 05/13/07:




Area residents are concerned about military-style training taking place there. The lack of attention from federal authorities has bothered the residents but they fear retaliation if they report the suspicious activities.

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 05/12/07 - Are Christians White and Blacks Savages?

Bringum Young says so:

From the match-maker up to the tradesman,all have an end in view, which they suppose will bring to them salvation.King, courtier, commanders, officers, and common soldiers, the commodore,and sailor before the mast, the fair-skinned Christian, and the dark-skinnedsavage, all, in their respective grades and spheres of action, have a certainpoint in view, which, if they can obtain, they suppose will put them inpossession of salvation.

HANK1 answered on 05/13/07:


I could care less what color any Christian might be. I don't consider anyone as being a savage. On balance: I don't think God is going to ask me how he created the Earth or which Church I went to. He'll undoubtedly ask me what I did with what He created or what station in life I maintained as a Christian, no matter what color I might be. I'm ready to meet Him at any time! It's His 'call.'

HANK

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PrinceHassim asked on 05/12/07 - Who is the Ancient of Days? ......................................





Daniel in his seventh chapter speaks of ”’attiyq yowm” which is an Aramaic phrase meaning “the oldest man” who is Adam.

’attiyq = ancient, advanced, aged, old.
yowm = day, referring to earth time.

The Son of Man – Jesus Christ – comes to him, and gives him glory and dominion – his reward for his faithfulness and stewardship.

Adam then delivers up his stewardship to Christ, but retains his standing as once mortal, now immortal, head of the family of mankind.

Daniel 7:13
13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man [Jesus] came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days [Adam], and they brought him near before him.

Daniel 7:14
14 And there was given him [Jesus] dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve [plach = pay homage to] ]him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.

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Daniel 7:21
21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;

Daniel 7:22
22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgement was given to the saints [qaddiysh = sanctified ones, the faithful] of the most High ['elyown = God the Father]; and the time [zman = pre-arranged time] came that the saints took possession of [chacan = take possession of] the kingdom [malkuw = the realm or kingdom of God].

Each of the saints of God will receive a kingdom. This fulfils the promise that the faithful saints will be joint heirs with Christ Jesus of all that the father has.


Romans 8:14
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Romans 8:15
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Romans 8:16
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
Romans 8:17
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together.

Joint heirs with Christ, and partakers of His glory! That is the promise. What is Jesus to receive as heir of his Father?

John 16:15
15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that He shall take of mine, and shall shew [it] unto you.

Ephesians 1:3
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ



Hebrews 1:1-2
GOD, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by [his] Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things

And the faithful are promised joint heirship with Christ of ALL that the Father has!

Regarding the Ancient of days, God already HAS his kingdom. He cannot deliver it to himself, and neither can anyone else. If you see God the Father as a white haired and bearded old gentleman, then how do you say he has “no body, parts or passions”? The Ancient of Days is the oldest man, and that is by any definition Adam.

The "Horn" made war with the Saints and overcame them, until the Ancient of Days came; judgement was given to the Saints of the Most High from the Ancient of Days; the time came that the Saints possessed the Kingdom. Daniel, in his vision, saw convulsion upon convulsion; he "beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of Days did sit;" and one was brought before him like unto the Son of Man; and all nations, kindred, tongues, and peoples, did serve and obey Him.

In the end times, all God's glorious will be fulfilled, until the vision becomes a reality which Daniel saw and wrote:

"Behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given Him [the Son of Man] dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages should serve Him; His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom, that which shall not be destroyed. […]

And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him."—Daniel 7:13, 14, 27.

It is apparent that there is a good deal of confusion among some Christians and others about who or what the Ancient of days is, but when the phrase or title is translated back into its original Aramkaic then all difficulty disappears, and Daniel's passage makes sense.


HANK1 answered on 05/13/07:



The Ancient of Days is God Himself!

HANK

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madddawg asked on 05/13/07 - Acts14:13

And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
Is Paul's God the same God as the god of Joseph Smith who was born once upon a time, on a planet far, far away near the mythical star named Kolob?

HANK1 answered on 05/13/07:



Yes! I don't think God is going to ask us how he Created the Earth or which Church we went to, but He will ask us, "What we did with what He Created."

HANK

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madddawg asked on 05/13/07 - Quote from L. Harrison Matthews -

The following quote was found in the introduction to Darwin's Origin of Species:
"The fact of evolution is the backbone of biology, and biology is thus in the peculiar position of being a science founded on an unproved theory - is it then a science or a faith? Belief in the theory of evolution is thus exactly parallel to belief in special creation - both are concepts which believers know to be true but neither up to the present has been capable of proof."

Is evolution a science or a faith?

HANK1 answered on 05/13/07:


For many people of various faiths, support for the SCIENTIFIC theory of evolution has not supplanted their religious belief. Throughout the modern Judeo-Christian tradition, leaders have asserted that evolutionary SCIENCE offers a valid perspective on the natural world. They say that EVOLUTION is consistent with religious doctrine and complements, rather than conflicts with, religion.

There are, however, some Christians, in particular, fundamentalists and some evangelicals, who perceive a conflict between EVOLUTION and their literal interpretation of the Bible.

HANK

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MarySusan asked on 05/12/07 - Mother's Day Proclamation

""In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality,
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
And the earliest period consistent with its objects,
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace."
- Julia Ward Howe, Mother's Day Proclamation, 1870

"These words are from Julia Ward Howe, who called for a day in 1870 that carried a meaning different from the cards, flowers and chocolates we've come to associate with Mother's Day today (not that I mind the chocolates). After witnessing the devastating effects of the Civil War, Howe began what she called Mother's Day for Peace-a call to women across the globe to come together and bring an end to war.

This Mother's Day, Julia Ward Howe's call is particularly relevant, not just for mothers, but for all women, all men, all daughters, and all sons. We are in the midst of a war that has taken far too many of our most precious resources - our children. It is a war the American people have lost faith in and are ready to end. It is a failed policy, and we are ready for a new direction.

There are numerous reasons to end this war - the cost of lives and limbs, the cost in dollars, the cost to our reputation in the world, the cost to our military and National Guard - but it is as a mother, that I am most committed to ending this war, because war hits mothers in an especially painful and personal way. We cannot help but think of our fellow mothers as their young sons and daughters are sent off to war in Iraq - praying for their child's safety, anxiously awaiting a call, an e-mail, a letter - anything. The relief as their children return, or the utter devastation when their children never come home. We think too of the Iraqi mothers, who have lost their children, and whose children are growing up surrounded by warfare and destruction.

Women have always been the peacekeepers of our societies. When I became the first woman Speaker of the House this year, I was honored to assume this position and humbled by the responsibility it brought. Nothing in my life will ever compare to being a mother - not being a Member of Congress; not being Speaker of the House. But I am thankful that I have the opportunity to bring my experience as a mother to this position. When I traveled to the Middle East last month in search for diplomacy and peace, I was there as Speaker of the House. But I was also there as a mother, carrying Julia Ward Howe's message. When I cast my vote yesterday for an end to the war in Iraq, I did so as a Member of Congress. But my vote was also taken as a mother of five and grandmother of six. We will bring an end to this war because the world is not ours alone, but our children's as well. As the adage goes, we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. Let us heed the call of Julia Ward Howe and make this Mother's Day a Mother's Day for Peace, and as mothers, as daughters, and as families, bring an end to this war." Nancy Pelosi, blogging

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Happy Mother's Day

HANK1 answered on 05/13/07:



Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was also a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, Unitarian and poet most famous as the author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."

Source: Wikipedia

She was a good woman!

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 05/11/07 - Ronnie-The Greatest Mormon Prophet Since Smith?

Apparently it is true . Bringam Young taught that Adam was our father and our god and raped Mary to produce Jesus. Adam-the god of this world?

Ronnie says:
Adam is not God. God created Adam in the Garden of Eden and then threw him out of his sight!

Seeing as Young was the greatest prophet since Smith and Ronnie is superior to Young the only question remaining is he greater than Joseph Smith?

Of course Ronnie also claims that Abraham , Issac and Jacob was a god and Adam were gods. Confused? I sure am.



HANK1 answered on 05/12/07:



That post was ridiculous unless I'm missing something!

HANK

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PrinceHassim asked on 05/12/07 - What is a BIGOT? ............................................




Tombigot thinks it is used by 'these folks' in a modern wrested definition, when the truth is that it is an ancient word and has meant the same thing for more than 400 years!

bigot n. a person who is extremely intolerant of another's creed, belief, or opinion. [1590–1600;

< MF (OF: derogatory name applied by the French to the Normans),

perh. < OE bi God by God]


Typical of a bigot is their unparralleled ignorance, as in this example.




HANK1 answered on 05/12/07:



Negligent belief is a moral crime because negligent beliefs cause harm. Where a negligent belief can cause harm, individuals have an obligation to check and double-check their facts. On balance: Bigots hold and promote beliefs that cause harm without checking their facts. Bigots are guilty of the moral crime of bearing false witness.

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peddler7118 asked on 05/12/07 - All Mormons are Bigots

According to Ronnie intolerance is bigotry. Here is absolute proof that every Mormon who ever lived is a bigot according to Ronnie.

Mormon scriptures claim that the LDS church is "the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth" (Doctrine and Covenants, 1:30).
Joseph Smith stated: "This [the LDS] Church...is the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth" (Doctrine and Covenants 1:30).
President Ezra Taft Benson said: "This is not just another Church. This is not just one of a family of Christian churches. This is the Church and kingdom of God, the only true Church upon the face of the earth..." (Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p.164-165).
Bruce McConkie stated: "If it had not been for Joseph Smith and the restoration, there would be no salvation. There is no salvation outside The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" (Mormon Doctrine, p.670).
Marion Romney (LDS First Presidency) said, "This Church is the ensign on the mountain spoken of by the Old Testament prophets. It is the way, the truth, and the life" (Conference Report, April, 1961, pg. 119).
Statements by Mormon Leaders about Christian churches (made by many of the LDS Prophet-Presidents):

Joseph Smith stated that God told him: "they [other churches] were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that their creeds were an abomination in his sight; that those professors were all corrupt" (from Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith-History 1:19).
Joseph Smith continues: "for the teachers of religion of the different sects understood the same passages of scripture so differently as to destroy all confidence in settling the question by an appeal to the Bible" (from Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith-History 1:12). "What is it that inspires professors of Christianity generally with a hope of salvation? It is that smooth, sophisticated influence of the devil, by which he deceives the whole world" (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.270).
Questions put to Joseph Smith: "'Do you believe the Bible?' [Smith:]'If we do, we are the only people under heaven that does, for there are none of the religious sects of the day that do'. When asked 'Will everybody be damned, but Mormons'? [Smith replied] 'Yes, and a great portion of them, unless they repent, and work righteousness." (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 119).
Brigham Young stated this repeatedly: "When the light came to me I saw that all the so-called Christian world was grovelling in darkness" (Journal of Discourses 5:73); "The Christian world, so-called, are heathens as to the knowledge of the salvation of God" (Journal of Discourses 8:171); "With a regard to true theology, a more ignorant people never lived than the present so-called Christian world" (Journal of Discourses 8:199); "And who is there that acknowledges [God's] hand? ...You may wander east, west, north, and south, and you cannot find it in any church or government on the earth, except the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" (Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, p.24); "Should you ask why we differ from other Christians, as they are called, it is simply because they are not Christians as the New Testament defines Christianity" (Journal of Discourses 10:230).
Orson Pratt proclaimed: "Both Catholics and Protestants are nothing less than the 'whore of Babylon' whom the Lord denounces by the mouth of John the Revelator as having corrupted all the earth by their fornications and wickedness. Any person who shall be so corrupt as to receive a holy ordinance of the Gospel from the ministers of any of these apostate churches will be sent down to hell with them, unless they repent" (The Seer, p. 255).
Pratt also said: "This great apostasy commenced about the close of the first century of the Christian era, and it has been waxing worse and worse from then until now" (Journal of Discourses, vol.18, p.44) and: "But as there has been no Christian Church on the earth for a great many centuries past, until the present century, the people have lost sight of the pattern that God has given according to which the Christian Church should be established, and they have denominated a great variety of people Christian Churches, because they profess to be ...But there has been a long apostasy, during which the nations have been cursed with apostate churches in great abundance" (Journal of Discourses, 18:172).
President John Taylor stated: "Christianity...is a perfect pack of nonsense...the devil could not invent a better engine to spread his work than the Christianity of the nineteenth century." (Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, p.167); "Where shall we look for the true order or authority of God? It cannot be found in any nation of Christendom." (Journal of Discourses, 10:127).
James Talmage said: "A self-suggesting interpretation of history indicates that there has been a great departure from the way of salvation as laid down by the Savior, a universal apostasy from the Church of Christ". (A Study of the Articles of Faith, p.182).
President Joseph Fielding Smith said: "Doctrines were corrupted, authority lost, and a false order of religion took the place of the gospel of Jesus Christ, just as it had been the case in former dispensations, and the people were left in spiritual darkness." (Doctrines of Salvation, p.266). "For hundreds of years the world was wrapped in a veil of spiritual darkness, until there was not one fundamental truth belonging to the place of salvation ...Joseph Smith declared that in the year 1820 the Lord revealed to him that all the 'Christian' churches were in error, teaching for commandments the doctrines of men" (Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 3, p.282).
More recent statements by apostle Bruce McConkie are also very clear: "Apostasy was universal...And this darkness still prevails except among those who have come to a knowledge of the restored gospel" (Doctrines of Salvation, vol 3, p.265); "Thus the signs of the times include the prevailing apostate darkness in the sects of Christendom and in the religious world in general" (The Millennial Messiah, p.403); "a perverted Christianity holds sway among the so-called Christians of apostate Christendom" (Mormon Doctrine, p.132); "virtually all the millions of apostate Christendom have abased themselves before the mythical throne of a mythical Christ whom they vainly suppose to be a spirit essence who is incorporeal uncreated, immaterial and three-in-one with the Father and Holy Spirit" (Mormon Doctrine, p.269); "Gnosticism is one of the great pagan philosophies which antedated Christ and the Christian Era and which was later commingled with pure Christianity to form the apostate religion that has prevailed in the world since the early days of that era." (Mormon Doctrine, p.316).
President George Q. Cannon said: "After the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized, there were only two churches upon the earth. They were known respectively as the Church of the Lamb of God and Babylon. The various organizations which are called churches throughout Christendom, though differing in their creeds and organizations, have one common origin. They all belong to Babylon" (Gospel Truth, p.324).
President Wilford Woodruff stated: "the Gospel of modern Christendom shuts up the Lord, and stops all communication with Him. I want nothing to do with such a Gospel, I would rather prefer the Gospel of the dark ages, so called" (Journal of Discourses, vol. 2, p.196).


HANK1 answered on 05/12/07:



The worse offenders against religious tolerance are members and leaders of competing religions. This is a shame, as those who are religious bigots have failed to understand the fact that to be accepted themselves, they must accept others. There are many reasons why people belong to the religions they do, the chief one being geography and familial tradition. If they are happy with their religion, and if they harm no one, there is no reason to object to their choice of spirituality.

HANK

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CeeBee2 asked on 05/12/07 - Important advice your mother gave you -----------

From my mom:

White vinegar and baking soda are two of your best cleaning tools.

Do it now and get it over with -- then you can play.

Establish a bedtime routine (put on jammies, have a light snack, brush teeth, go potty, get comfy under the covers, read a chapter in your book, turn out the light). You'll sleep better.

Lay out your clothes the night before, so you can dress quickly and easily in the morning and get on with the day.

Always eat something for breakfast. You'll be glad you did when 10:30 comes around.

Always check your work.

HANK1 answered on 05/12/07:



Do you give 'in home' demonstations, CeeBee?

HANK

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Itsdb asked on 05/12/07 - Islamist-Left Alliance A Growing Force

By request ... The MEMRI Report

By STEVEN STALINSKY
May 9, 2007

"Where else can you sit down in a single evening and listen to senior people from Hamas, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood, people from the revolutionary left and the antiwar movement from around the globe?" — British Trotskyite John Rees at the Cairo Anti-War Conference, April 2007

    Over the past year, multiple international conferences have featured leaders of the anti-global left and Islamist groups working together. Go to any anti-war or anti-globalization demonstration in the West and chances are you will see the flags of Hezbollah and Hamas waved by people wearing Che Guevara T-shirts. And at some of these meetings, members of such radical Islamist groups as the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and Hezbollah have enjoyed starring roles.

    The roster of Islamist-left alliances quietly grows every day: Massachusetts Institute of Technology linguistics professor Noam Chomsky praises Hamas and denounces America on Hezbollah's Al-Manar television. London Mayor Ken Livingstone invites a leading Islamist, Sheikh Yosef Al-Qaradawi, who is known for supporting suicide attacks, to visit his city. Iranian President Ahmadinejad calls for a world without America even as he plays host to a Tehran peace conference attended by American Mennonites, Quakers, Episcopalians, Methodists, and leaders of the National Council of Churches.

    The key forum at this year's annual Cairo Anti-War Conference was titled "Bridge-building Between the Left and Islam," and focused on practical ways to increase cooperation. The aim of the conference sessions were described in one piece of literature as tackling "the challenges and prospects facing the international anti-war and pro-intifada movements" and planning "strategy and tactics for bridging the gap and uniting Islamist and leftist ranks in the face of U.S. imperialism and Zionism."

    The Arabic press has lauded this phenomenon. An article in Egypt's Al-Ahram Weekly praises what it refers to as "Arab activists taking the lead in the growing anti-war movement worldwide."

    Some Islamist issues on which the anti-global left appears to have found common ground are countering the international boycott of Hamas, calling for the boycott of Israel, supporting Iran against the threat of a U.S. attack (as well as supporting its "right" to develop nuclear weapons), supporting avowedly anti-American countries such as Cuba and Venezuela, and, above all, opposing the war in Iraq.

    Many leftist blogs and Web sites monitored by MEMRI have been increasingly open to working with Islamist groups on the goals they both share — most notably the desire for America to leave Iraq. British Trotskyite John Rees, a regular at the Cairo conference since it started in 2002, told Al-Ahram in April that at this year's gathering he had discussed in particular the "ongoing dynamic between the anti-war movement and Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood." Mr. Rees also believes that the Islamist-Left coalition is gaining strength, while what is known as the "coalition of the willing" has faltered.

    In addition, MEMRI researchers monitoring jihadi Web sites have recently found Islamists trying to influence American anti-war efforts. On the Islamist Al-Mohajroon Web site, someone with the username Al-Wathiq Billah instructs readers on how to infiltrate popular American Internet forums to distribute jihadist films and spread disinformation about the war.

    "There is no doubt, my brothers, that raiding American forums is among the most important means of obtaining victory in the fierce media war ... and of influencing the views of the weak-minded American who pays his taxes so they will go to the infidel American army. This American is an idiot and does not know where Iraq is ... Every electronic mujahid" must engage in this raiding, Mr. Billah writes.

    Mr. Billah advises his jihadist readers to "register yourself using a purely American name" and to "invent stories about American soldiers you have personally known (as classmates... or members in a club who played baseball and tennis with you) who were drafted to Iraq and then committed suicide while in service by hanging or shooting themselves." The writing should, he says, provoke "frustration and anger towards their government, which will ... render them hostile to Bush ... and his Republican Party, and make them feel they must vote to bring the troops back from Iraq as soon as possible."

    Such an emerging alliance can only be expected to play a negative role in the ongoing war on terror.


Now I understand why the left dismisses Islamic terrorism - they believe they're on the same side. Like I said earlier, the left has just spent too much time in this position ...

HANK1 answered on 05/12/07:



Those people in mention work with their mouths. They should work Labor I for a couple of years and find the meaning of appreciation and comradery. What a mess. Article after article! B ... S ... after B ... S ...! Does anyone REALLY know what's going on in the World except God? He needs to pay us a visit PDQ!

HANK

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Toms777 asked on 05/12/07 - Does God Exist?

For those who missed the debate on ABC, you can watch it on-line here:

Does God Exist

HANK1 answered on 05/12/07:



All I got was "Texas Cars For Kids." Hmmm! Buffering! (I'm a little impatient, Tom)

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peddler7118 asked on 05/12/07 - Ronnie says Jesus Christ was a bigot?

Ronnie's definition of a bigot.

bigot n. a person who is extremely intolerant of another's creed, belief, or opinion. [1590–1600
Therefore Jesus Christ is a biggot, according to Ronnie.

Joh 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

Jesus said if you have any other belief but His He will send you to hell. Not exactly a tolerant viewpoint is it?.

HANK1 answered on 05/12/07:



Nothing wrong with being assertive and dogmatic. He sure fashioned a big SNOWBALL and it's still rolling.

HANK

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PrinceHassim asked on 05/12/07 - Mothers' Day ................................


I wish a joyous and happy Mothers' Day to all mothers.


Behold Thy Mother
By Ronnie Bray


I watched the mothers, some young, some not so young, who had carried their fretful babies to the back of the auditorium at the conference. Though quite different women, each held their little ones close in roughly the same way, swaying gently, cooing softly into their ears, and enticing them to sleep.

The scene before my eyes misted over and changed. In my imagination I saw their babies grown to manhood and womanhood, and I knew what they would never know: that their mothers carried them, bore them, held them, sacrificed their time, comfort, and health to love them through bleak and cheerless days, troubled and tormented nights, and did whatever the moment demanded to make them well again and restore their sweet smiles of baby peace. Children grow up ignorant of every sweet or troubled moment so spent on them by their mothers.

Once assumed, motherhood can not lightly be laid down. It endures beyond the narrow confines of mortality into the far reaches of eternity, where the attributes of matriarchy are known for what they are – characteristics of deity.

The wages of motherhood are not paid in full during mortality. A mother’s labour does not stop when her heart beats its last, and her breath slips from her with a sigh. Mothers know this, but undertake the role with love and thanksgiving, accepting that ingratitude will often reward their efforts to render help or advice.

Each memory of the earliest months and years are imprinted into the mother’s heart, and burned into her brain, but the child often forgets, acting as if those days had never been, and that makes for the worst kind of pain.

Mothers are not perfect. There is no prior requirement for would-be mothers to be faultless or expert. Even so, most strive for perfection, and many get close enough to pass with honours. Children of any age who harbour the expectation that their mother should be perfect are labouring under a delusion whose identical twin is the idea that life will be fair. The best that can be said of any mother is that despite her imperfections, she tried always to do her best to raise her children well.

This upward striving, often against her intrinsic nature, is the willing sacrifice of a mother’s loving heart, swiftly turned from her own interests when the badge of “Mother” is pinned to her breast. She is always ‘mother’ although the direction and intensity of her role changes as her family grows.

Now a girl, little more than a child, nursing a newborn that demands all her devotion so that he can live, be healthy, increase in wisdom, and grow to adulthood.

Now a mature woman with three or more little ones tugging at her skirts, juggling her time, coping with the many calls and tasks that fly at her with the velocity of machine gun bullets, without diluting the love, care, and tenderness she imparts to each.

Now a matron, watching her teenaged children hover on the edge of maturity, but who still desperately need to hold her hand as they unfurl their wings before the wide blue arc of life.

Now a grandmother with smiling eyes, silver hair, and tears in her eyes cradling her grandchild and remembering.

Then a great-grandmother remembering little with clarity, her wrinkled face reverting to angelic gentleness when she is visited by sweet children whose parent’s names she has forgotten.

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As Jesus hung on the Cross of Calvary, he made provision for his mother by commanding John the Beloved, Son, behold they mother. In these few words, Jesus defines our responsibilities to our mothers.

How appropriate, that even in the hour of his glory, as he made the perfect Atonement, he recognised the part his mother had played in his preparation to become the Saviour of the World, and he made provision for her to be comforted at the hour of his death, and for her continuing welfare, through the good offices of one whom he loved and trusted.

In the Fellowship of the Cross, Jesus teaches us about mothers, and the regard and esteem that he and his Father in Heaven have for them. Through this, we begin to realise the exalted station of motherhood. Someone said that mothers go down to the edge of the grave to bring their children into the world, and this is true. What is equally true is that mothers never stop loving their children, even when their children are ungrateful and, sometimes, unkind.

When I was young, I was disappointed that my mother had not made me better than I was. My feelings towards her changed when I realised that she had done her best, and I began to appreciate all that she had done for me, rather than count what I considered to be her failings. Since then, I have felt much better, and so has my mother.

Whatever our mothers may or may not have done for us, they gave us life, and nurtured us according to their imperfect best. To each of us, especially we who have not managed to be sufficiently grateful, the Voice from the Cross commands,

Behold thy mother.

Are you listening?




Copyright © Ronnie Bray
14 May 2000
All Rights Reserved



HANK1 answered on 05/12/07:



My Mom (and Dad) are deceased but thanks for your post. Good thoughts! Good journalism!

HANK

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MarySusan asked on 05/10/07 - Outrageous Instances of Religious Misconduct

Chritopher Hitchens offers in his new book "god is Not Great: etc" a list of religious outrages so emotional as to be thrilling and disgusting at the same time. Quote as follows:

"By all means let an observant Jewish adult male have his raw-cut penis placed in the mouth of a rabbi. (That would be legal, at least in New York.) By all means let grown women who distrust their clitoris or their labia have them sawn away by some other wretched adult female. By all means let Abraham offer to commit suicide to prove his devotion to the Lord or his belief in the voices he was hearing in his head. By all means let devout parents deny themselves the succor of medicine when in acute pain and distress. By all means — for all I care — let a priest sworn to celibacy be a promiscuous homosexual. By all means let a congregation that believes in whipping out the devil choose a new grown-up sinner each week and lash him until he or she bleeds. By all means let anyone who believes in creationism instruct his fellows during lunch breaks. ****But the conscription of the unprotected child for these purposes is something that even the most dedicated secularist can safely describe as a sin.***" Asterisks mine.

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HANK1 answered on 05/10/07:



That's Mary Susan's brand of pornography. Sickening post!

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 05/10/07 - Adam -Our Father and our God?

Is Adam your God? Is he the father of your Christ? Bringham Young was said to be a prophet of God? My question is which god?
Journal of Disciurses

A SERMON DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, IN THE TABERNACLE,GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, APRIL 9, 1852

ADAM, OUR FATHER AND OUR GOD

Now hear it, O inhabitants of the earth, Jew and Gentile, Saint and sinner! When our father Adam came into the garden of Eden, he came into it with a celestial body, and brought Eve, one of his wives, with him. He helped to make and organize this world. He is MICHAEL, the Archangel, the ANCIENT OF DAYS! about whom holy men have written and spoken.He is our FATHER and our GOD, and the only God with whom WE have to do. Every man upon the earth, professing Christians or non-professing, must hear it, and will know it sooner or later. They came here, organized the raw material, and arranged in their order the herbs of the field, the trees, the apple, the peach, the plum, the pear, and every other fruit that is desirable and good forman; the seed was brought from another sphere, and planted in this earth.

HANK1 answered on 05/10/07:



I thought Adam invented the Jonathan apple.

HANK

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JesseJamesDupree asked on 05/08/07 - After Holly admitted.........

that I am not any relation to her, I think aton and pericles should apologize for foolishly pursuing this accusation for several weeks. They should especially apologize to the big gal, whose picture pericles plastered all over an internet web site! What say ye???:)

HANK1 answered on 05/08/07:



You're beatin' two dead horses, Jesse. Everything humanly possible has been done to save them. Let your patience expire now. Never act based on a dream without first evaluating all options that are set in your conscious mind. There are new ways of viewing issues.

HANK

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MarySusan asked on 05/08/07 - BOOK REVIEW NUMBER TWO

"No Man Knows My HIstory: The LIfe of Joseph Smith" by Fawn M. Brodie.

Amazon: "The first paperback edition of the classic biography of the founder of the Mormon church, this book attempts to answer the questions that continue to surround Joseph Smith. Was he genuine prophet, or a gifted fabulist who became enthralled by the products of his imagination..."

Reader review "...The faithful do not want to hear that Joseph Smith was an "evolutionary revolutionary" his doctrine growing with his ego and sense of personal magifiscnse....but this is no mean swipe at the character of Joseph Smith...if anything you come away with a sense of awe at the creative genius the charismatic gieat he must have been..."

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Although written 50 years ago or so, this book is still considered a "classic".

Comments?

HANK1 answered on 05/08/07:



The secret weapon of achieving endless patience with this man you call Smith is possessing a calm, analytical state of mind. This mystical writer, Fawn M. Brodie, tells me that there is hardly any incremental value in what is written during long months or years. Most people are easily overcome by petty concerns and spend many wasted hours fretting. One must understand the concept of risk taking.

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 05/08/07 - Smith-confesses found guilty.

This is reality.

State of New York v. Joseph Smith.

Warrant issued upon written complaint upon oath of Peter G. Bridgeman, who informed that one Joseph Smith of Bainbridge was a disorderly person and an impostor.
Prisoner brought before Court March 20, 1826. Prisoner examined: says that he came from the town of Palmyra, and had been at the house of Josiah Stowel in Bainbridge most of time since; had small part of time been employed in looking for mines, but the major part had been employed by said Stowel on his farm, and going to school. That he had a certain stone which he had occasionally looked at to determine where hidden treasures in the bowels of the earth were; that he professed to tell in this manner where gold mines were a distance under ground, and had looked for Mr. Stowel several times and had informed him where he could find these treasures, and Mr. Stowel had been engaged in digging for them. That at Palmyra he pretended to tell by looking at this stone where coined money was buried in Pennsylvania, and while at Palmyra had frequently ascertained in that way where lost property was of various kinds; that he had occasionally been in the habit of looking through this stone to find lost property for three years, but of late had pretty much given it up on account of its injuring his health, especially his eyes, making them sore; that he did not solicit business of this kind, and had always rather declined having anything to do with this business.
Josiah Stowel sworn: says that prisoner had been at his house something like five months; had been employed by him to work on farm part of time; that he pretended to have skill of telling where hidden treasures in the earth were by means of looking through a certain stone; that prisoner had looked for him sometimes; once to tell him about money buried in Bend Mountain in Pennsylvania, once for gold on Monument Hill, and once for a salt spring; and that he positively knew that the prisoner could tell, and did possess the art of seeing those valuable treasures through the medium of said stone; that he found the [word illegible] at Bend and Monument Hill as prisoner represented it; that prisoner had looked through said stone for Deacon Attleton for a mine, did not exactly find it, but got a p---[word unfinished] of ore which resembled gold, he thinks; that prisoner had told by means of this stone where a Mr. Bacon had buried money; that he and prisoner had been in search of it; that prisoner had said it was in a certain root of a stump five feet from surface of the earth, and with it would be found a tail feather; that said Stowel and prisoner thereupon commenced digging, found a tail feather, but money was gone; that he supposed the money moved down. That prisoner did offer his services; that he never deceived him; that prisoner looked through stone and described Josiah Stowel's house and outhouses, while at Palmyra at Simpson Stowel's, correctly; that he had told about a painted tree, with a man's head painted upon it, by means of said stone. That he had been in company with prisoner digging for gold, and had the most implicit faith in prisoner's skill.
Arad Stowel sworn: says that he went to see whether prisoner could convince him that he possessed the skill he professed to have, upon which prisoner laid a book upon a white cloth, and proposed looking through another Stone which was white and transparent, hold the stone to the candle, turn his head to book, and read. The deception appeared so palpable that witness went off disgusted.
McMaster sworn: says he went with Arad Stowel, and likewise came away disgusted. Prisoner pretended to him that he could discover objects at a distance by holding this white stone to the sun or candle; that prisoner rather declined looking into a hat at his dark coloured stone, as he said that it hurt his eyes.
Jonathan Thompson says that prisoner was requested to look for chest of money; did look, and pretended to know there it was; and that prisoner, Thompson, and Yeomans went in search of it; that Smith arrived at spot first; was at night; that Smith looked in hat while there, and when very dark, told how the chest was situated. After digging several feet, struck upon something sounding like a board or plank. Prisoner would not look again, pretending that he was alarmed on account of the circumstances relating to the trunk being buried, [which] came all fresh to his mind. That the last time he looked he discovered distinctly the two Indians who buried the trunk, that a quarrel ensued between them, and that one of said Indians was killed by the other, and thrown into the hole beside the trunk, to guard it, as he supposed. Thompson says that he believes in the prisoner's professed skill; that the board which he struck his spade upon was probably the chest, but on account of an enchantment the trunk kept settling away from under them when digging, that notwithstanding they continued constantly removing the dirt, yet the trunk kept about the same distance from them. Says prisoner said that it appeared to him that salt might be found at Bainbridge, and that he is certain that prisoner can divine things by means of said stone. That as evidence of the fact prisoner looked into his hat to tell him about some money witness lost sixteen years ago, and that he described the man that witness supposed had taken it, and the disposition of the money:
And therefore the Court find the Defendant guilty. Costs: Warrant, 19c. Complaint upon oath, 25 1/2c. Seven witnesses, 87 1/2c. Recognisances [sic], 25c. Mittimus, 19c. Recognisances [sic] of witnesses, 75c. Subpoena, 18c. - $2.68.

HANK1 answered on 05/08/07:



Will you outline several courses of action that I can undertake to alleviate my distress re: Joseph Smith? Silly, empty positive thinking leads inevitably to grief. Smith lies beyond my grasp. You've spoiled my day.

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 05/08/07 - Was the real Jesus a flower child?

Ronnie's Rant:
What an asininely a stupid remark. Jesus was not a bigot. If you cannot see the difference between sweet and Gentle Jesus and his message of love and respect and your message of hatred and lies, then you do not even come close to knowing Jesus


I do not know Ronnie's Jesus , the Mormon Jesus, brother of Satan. Don't want to, I am not a member of a Satatnic cult like Ronnie.

Is this sweet?

Mat 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Mat 23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

Mat 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

Mat 5:29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

Mat 11:23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

Mat 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

Luk 12:5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

Who has that power? Only Jesus.

Rev 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

The real Jesus called down fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gammorah.

Gen 19:24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

HANK1 answered on 05/08/07:



Who cares what either of you believe? You're in America. Think what you damn please!

HANK

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JacquelineA2006 asked on 05/08/07 - please tell me what you think....


A friend of mine named Robert who also wrote the blood got into an argument with me last night. i am still pissed off because i know i was right but he would not stop arguing with me. he wanted me to agree with him. he told me that this co-worker that works in my department is a slut. i do not care for her very much but i told him he is not much of a christian if he is calling someone a slut. your not suppose to judge others and it says that right in the bible and he told me that i was wrong! no one else can judge you except for God and it is not for him to judge want someone else does.

he had the nerve to tell me a couple of weeks ago that i am not a Catholic because i have not been to Church in a couple of years. that does not mean i am not a Catholic. i am not a practicing Catholic but to say i am not a Catholic was just not right. i am going to start going to church again thou.:)

HANK1 answered on 05/08/07:



There's much sadness in the world. Your problems undoubtedly overshadow what's going on in the Middle East. The trials and tribulations of immaturity - ain't life great?

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 05/07/07 - Is this the description of a lunatic?

Someone who believes when they die they will evolve in to a creator god and form their very own planet.

Then they will have intercourse tens of billions of times and produce billions of spirit babies who will inhabit the bodies of the humans born on his planet. Of course he will create the first 2 .
Then he will himself have sexual intercourse with a human virgin {probably a child} and send a special spirit baby to die on a cross for some reason.

Then when these people die the ones who did his bidding he will promote to god and they will start the whole cycle all over again.

This is what Ronnie truly believes. I truly believe he has lost his mind and sold his soul to Satan for a false dream of eternal lust. Someone needs to tell Him the real Jesus Christ will forgive him before he finds out he is wrong.

HANK1 answered on 05/07/07:



People can pick, choose and think anything they wish. This is America! When you think about it, what religion doesn't have an offshoot(s) of mystery that's tied in with its meaning? Personally, I don't care what he believes. I'd rather die thinking there is a God than die thinking there isn't a God. What do you have to lose? When you believe there is a God, you're in a win - win confrontation with death!

HANK

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tropicalstorm asked on 05/07/07 - How do YOU

personally show you love the sinner
but hate the sin?

HANK1 answered on 05/07/07:


My attitude towards a friend wouldn't change one iota. In re: Hate. I have none in my heart for anyone. Hate boggles the mind. Nor do I dislike anyone. I just avoid them if there's a personality conflict.

HANK

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PrinceHassim asked on 05/07/07 - Illegal immigranmts .......................................................


.............................................................................

Should God save illegal immigrants?




HANK1 answered on 05/07/07:


God should save the illegal immigrants but with one reservation: The United States should send all the illegals back to where they came from. They're breaking the law.

HANK

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holly_ asked on 05/07/07 - Can everyone try to lighten up?

Can we become more welcoming to new visiters?
Can we? That is the sixty four thousand question?
We are loosing to many new comers that come to this Site we do not own this place, can't we just be nice to the new ones?

HANK1 answered on 05/07/07:



What you just posted has been said by yours truly for over five years, Holly. We have an element on this Board that just doesn't care what they say. As long as they are here, nothing will change. Too bad. Very selfish attitude, I'd say.

HANK

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Chickadee asked on 05/07/07 - Sick board.

You christians here are sick. I am leaving and am glad that I have learned to love others.

Chickadee says goodbye.

HANK1 answered on 05/07/07:



Not all Christians are sick on this Board, Chickadee. You'll find AFTER CHECKING that the trash talk on this Board usually comes from another source. Stick around and find out.

HANK

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Chickadee asked on 05/07/07 - Question

Please answer my question, I am confused. Is this a board for Christians?

I am asking because you guys seem to hate each other. Why? Atheists are people too. Christians are people too. Those who don't have any God are people too.

I am a Christian and I luv all people. Come on now, you all can luv each other if you wheely try.

chickadee

HANK1 answered on 05/07/07:



Great post, Chickadee. This Board is for EVERYONE, although it 'reads' as if it's a battle between believers and non-believers. OK with me. I happen to be a believer.

HANK

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arcura asked on 05/06/07 - Another "famous" atheist spouts off....................

So-called freethinker Susan Jacoby atheist writes in the Newsweek/Washington Post log, “The church has still not given up trying to force its version of morality on other Americans.”
I noted that she did not mention the method or instrument used to do that forcing.
I also noted that she did not make it a balance objective statement by admitting that she and her ilk were trying to impose their secular views on the most religious nation in the developing word.
Question:
Do you think that atheists are ever going to be honest and admit that they are trying to impose their agenda on others?

HANK1 answered on 05/06/07:



Since she's trying to force atheism on Christians et al, what's her problem? Just another motor mouth, Fred. Not to worry!

HANK

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MarySusan asked on 05/06/07 - ATTENTION: YOU STUPID SH*T FOR BRAINS

TOM666, HOPE, JJ, ETC. ***YOU ARE RUINING ALL THE FUN FOR THE MANY SENIOR CITIZENS*** WHO COME HERE FOR ENTERTAINMENT!! WE DON'T READ YOUR LONG, CRAPPY ARGUMENTS ABOUT YOUR RELIGIOUS ***OPINIONS***!!

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU????

HAVE A CHRISTIAN HEART AND KNOCK IT OFF; GO ONTO THE CHRISTIANITY FORUM AND HAVE YOUR FUN.

THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE FOR BEING A DECENT PERSON.

MARY SUE

HANK1 answered on 05/06/07:



As children, we got sweets as desserts. Because of habit, we later got sweets as treats. As an independent thinking adult, you can CHOOSE to break certain habits ... and to create other habits that work for you.

HANK

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jjgoss asked on 05/06/07 - ..TS, and John 10:16 too..........

...Jesus said in John 10:16....

.."And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepperd."....

...Any comments???........

HANK1 answered on 05/06/07:


Jesus is thinking, "I have some believers following me. Now I need to approach the non-believers. Perhaps they will come into my fold also. Then I'll have ALL of them in my fold and I'll be the shepherd that will lead ALL of my sheep (followers) to my Father's way of thinking."

HANK

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CeeBee2 asked on 05/06/07 - Let's take a vote. I received this rating response

from hOPE12 today -- "I have read them and they tell lies and false facts. hOPE12".

It sounds to me like no matter what Tom says and how well he says and proves it from the Bible, hOPE12 won't accept it 1) since it comes from Tom with whom she has always disagreed, and 2) since she has her mind already dead-set against even considering any teaching other than one that comes from the Witnesses. She doesn't even dare remark that Tom has a point or maybe wants to know more about something he said. If she does, her house of cards may be in grave danger of falling, and she would feel like she is denying everything she believes.

So, I hereby propose this for your consideration:

We here at AW's Christianity Board respect the rights of both hOPE12 and Toms777 to embrace the beliefs that most satisfy and fulfill them spiritually. We have thus come to this vote:

Vote No, if you wish this particular discussion to end, as it seems to be going nowhere and just uses up board space. Comments are welcome.

Vote Yes, if you think there are still possibilities in this particular discussion - that either hOPE12 or Toms777 might open up to each other's way of believing. Comments are welcome.

Vote Maybe, if you are undecided and think the discussion is at least interesting and has given you food for thought. Comments are welcome.

Abstain. Comments are welcome.

HANK1 answered on 05/06/07:



YES! 50-50 ... just like marriage!

HANK

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paraclete asked on 05/06/07 - A follow-on from hank's question

Did conscience, ie; the inate knowledge of right and wrong, exist before Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth.

HANK1 answered on 05/06/07:



God is responsible for all of creation. He came first. When we're born, He made a conscience available to all of us through His mysterious Holy Spirit. Adam and Eve were the first beneficiaries. This is one reason why some people think Jesus is God.

HANK

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JesseJamesDupree asked on 05/05/07 - Nah, don't want to make pericles and aton jealous

They are very old now and very wrinkled. Can't compete with "Young blood":)

HANK1 answered on 05/05/07:



It's their attitudes that made them old, Jesse. Not their biological age! Of course, the latter might have something to do with it as well.

HANK

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revdauphinee asked on 05/05/07 - SPECIAL POEM FOR SENIOR CITIZENS!!

A row of bottles on my shelf
Caused me to analyze myself.
One yellow pill I have to pop
Goes to my heart so it won't stop.
A little white one that I take
Goes to my hands so they won't shake.
The blue ones that I use a lot
Tell me I'm happy when I'm not.
The purple pill goes to my brain
And tells me that I have no pain.
The capsules tell me not to wheeze
Or cough or choke or even sneeze.
The red ones, smallest of them all
Go to my blood so I won't fall.
The orange ones, very big and bright
Prevent my leg cramps in the night.
Such an array of brilliant pills
Helping to cure all kinds of ills.
But what I'd really like to know...........
Is what tells each one where to go!

There's always a lot to be thankful for if
you take time to look for it. For example
I am sitting here thinking how nice it is


that wrinkles don't hurt...

HANK1 answered on 05/05/07:



Going to make a few copies and give them to some people Leslie and I met at a Country Club we joined. I enjoyed reading that, STONY!

HANK

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lglynn5 asked on 05/05/07 - Did you know..

that ONE THIRD..of the Jews today..will live to be very old..as in the days of Adam?

Have a good day.

In Christ, Lynn

HANK1 answered on 05/05/07:



How old do you call old? They might be that old in wisdom but ... you take it from there!

HANK

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tropicalstorm asked on 05/05/07 - how many years/centuries

does ancient mean when it is used in the Bible?

HANK1 answered on 05/05/07:



Ancient or old can mean what happened or existed in former times, usually at a great distance of time. Thus, belonging to times long past. It can be specifically applied to the times before the fall of the Roman empire. The word ANCIENT can also be applied to modern times, such as Grandpa is 90. He's ancient. Same goes for authors, literature and history! It all depends on how a person wishes to use the expression.

HANK

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JacquelineA2006 asked on 05/04/07 - The Blood


Soldiers of fortune, bought by his blood.
mercy over flowing, like water of a flood.
Guarding our hearts with the double-edged sword.
Fending off Satan and all of his hordes.
Fighting the battle till the last of his fall.
answering God's will, living the call.
When I speak about Jesus they don't like it at all.
To the wicked it seems kind of dull.
Believe it or not, Jesus died for sin once and for all.
Subscetionary death on the cross.
Three days later he rose and said who's the boss. Right there at cavary is where you get your sins tossed.
So, you can be in God's Holy clouch.
Come thristy, no heart too dry for his touch.
Pills do not work, they may numb the pain.
Let Christ bathe your soul like a long-awaited summer rain.

HANK1 answered on 05/04/07:



"Let Christ bathe your soul like a long-awaited summer rain." GREAT LINE! GREAT POST.

HANK

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Toms777 asked on 05/04/07 - Response to hOPE

hOPE's comments in red
Hello Tom777,

Tom I was allowing myself to be wronged by you in hopes that you would also “As a Christian” do the same.

Again, you accuse without evidence, nor even telling me what I did wrong. That is not right or ethical, hOPE. One is not guilty because you chose to make yourself judge and jury. One is not wrong because you make up an offense. One is not wrong because they disagree with you. One does not apologize because you decided that they would to make you feel good.

The question that I would have to ask in this case, is why did you apologize? Was it because you wanted something in return? Is it because you wanted me to apologize where no wrong was committed? if so, then I would have to question the sincerity of the apology.

I even thanked you for accepting an apology that I felt was the best way to bring peace.

Then why not stop there, close the book on the past and demonstrate your willingness to move forward and end the abusive behaviour?

Tom, does God want you to constantly treat others so badly?

Ah, yes, yet more unsubstantiated accusations. Again, why if this is the case, why can you and your friends not come uip with one single example example after all these years. I said that I would apologize if you did so, but you cannot do so.

If someone came to Jesus with an apology, Jesus comforted them and treated them with compassion and respect and dignity. Jesus would meet the repentant person half way. Why is it so hard for you to say you are sorry for your actions Tom. Are you higher then Jesus?

Did Jesus say that He was sorry for opposing the false teachings? Did Paul apologize for naming names of false teachers?

You have no argument here, hOPE, neither Jesus, nor Paul, nor anyone else expsoing false teachings and false religion in scripture ever apologized for doing so, and neither will I.

AS TO PROOF OF MY ACCUSATION, WHY NOT ASK THOSE WHO COME TO THIS BOARD EVERYDAY, I AM SURE THEY CAN GIVE YOU ALL THE PROOF YOU NEED.

I am sure that you can get Pericles, domino, Pete to make unsubstantiate accustaions also. But they have been asked the same question - where is the evidence? Show me an example - why can't you?

Jesus had vital lessons for his disciples. You can read them in Matthew chapter 18.

Why don't you read it, and see what it says about how to deal with a person that you feel has wronged you (Matt 18:15-20). Why don't you follow that Biblical example, hOPE? Why do you rather continue to make unsustantiated accusations on the board?

One was the importance of our being humble, like children. He next stressed that we must avoid stumbling “one of these little ones” and that we should try to recover straying “little ones” so that they do not perish.

Which is why I warn against false teachings.

1 Cor 4:14
14 I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn you.
NKJV

Acts 20:30-32
31 Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.
NKJV

My final words to you Tom777 is this:

The dedicated Christian person is in the proper condition to make peace with others.

Then why do you keep attacking? In you last message, you said that it would not happen again, but here we are once again.

You have claimed to have made apologies several times, but each time in the past, you put abuse in the same message with the apology. Hardly convincing. This was the first time that you did not do that, so I thought that you were sincere. I was not expecting the attacks to follow in the next message. If you are sincere, you need to demonstrate it with your actions.

What if such neighborly love is not reciprocated?
The Christian cannot control this, but he can remain peaceable himself.

hOPE, you were the one attacking. I did not. You need to keep that straight.

Neighbourly love nowhere in scripture requires that one apologize for a wrong which was not committed. If you feel that you need me to apologize for something that I have not done before you will treat me appropriately, then that is not a real apology. That is not sincere.

I have been willing each and every day to discuss things with you respectfully and that is why I have not reciprocated with the abuse. And yet now, you seem to be saying that you will end the abuse if I apologize for doing something that I did not do.

Rom

HANK1 answered on 05/04/07:



You can't win for losing, Tom! Abuse? No definition available that's appropriate for this Board. It isn't recognized!

HANK

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PrinceHassim asked on 05/04/07 - "Things I Learned at [The] Church [of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]"



--Scott Gordon, President FAIR Journal (The Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research)


From time to time I take the opportunity to read "exit stories" from people who've left the LDS Church. One story writer expressed sorrow that he had 'wasted so many years in the LDS Church instead of spending it somewhere where he might have learned something.' This led me to think about whether or not their time in the LDS Church had really been wasted. While I cannot speak for everyone, this train of thought led me to think about the many things I have learned in the Church.

For instance, I learned to set up and take down chairs. (I mean this in all seriousness.) Setting up and taking down tables and chairs was an expected thing to do for all stake conferences, activities, and Sunday school classes. More important than simply learning the skill of chair placement or the mechanics of table legs, I learned that it was up to me to get something done. The job really wasn't complete until everything was put away. I learned that things don't just poof into existence, but take a concerted effort. I also learned that working with others to reach that goal was much better and more fun than working alone. It helped me to learn that seemingly small things--like setting up and taking down chairs--were an important part of the greater whole.

I learned how to organize meetings, large dinners, and activities. This included following agendas, estimating group sizes, planning for food, and allowing for contingencies. I learned how important this skill was when I found that there were classes at various colleges and universities that taught these very skills that I learned in Church.

I learned how to stand up and speak in front of a group. This is a valuable lesson that has helped me throughout my life. Whether a group size is three or 3,000, the LDS Church taught me how to organize a presentation and to present it in front of a group.

I learned how to teach a lesson. I learned the important principle of the lesson is not what I have said, but what the class members have learned, and what they will incorporate into their lives. This concept is currently being promoted in the California college system.

I learned how to sing in Church. From primary songs to Church choirs and solos, I was given many opportunities to practice my talents.

I learned how to play the piano. I had lessons like many other young people, and like many young boys I did my best to avoid practicing. Then, one day, my bishop asked me to become priesthood pianist. At that time, I don¹t think I could have played a hymn if my life depended on it. I had to practice. That experience, combined with my call as ward pianist on my mission, helped me reach a level of piano playing that brings great joy to my life. I am currently the primary pianist and enjoy that greatly.

I learned to avoid addictive substances and behavior. While some of my friends have gone the way of drug abuse, alcoholism, and broken families, I have managed to avoid all of that. While it is true that not drinking wine or coffee has sometimes led to slightly uncomfortable social situations, I have found it to be a better and healthier lifestyle. I have never had to worry that someone might remember my bizarre or socially inappropriate behavior at a work party, or had to worry about getting a designated driver.

I learned to mourn with those who mourn and comfort those who stand in need of comfort. I have been in a hospital room as parents of a two-year-old are told their son "didn't make it." I have stood with a husband and father as he has talked with his son about mom "not coming back." I have wept with a woman as she shared how she had been molested for many years.

I have learned what it means to share joy with families. I have felt the joy as babies were announced, marriages were reconciled, blessings came true, and families were created. I have seen the joy as lives were changed through the gospel.

I have learned the importance of honesty and I have had honesty modeled by my Church leaders. I have been with them in their unguarded moments and honesty has been a guiding principle of their lives.

I have learned the importance of education in all areas, including the arts and sciences. Never have I been discouraged from learning or studying.

I have learned what it is like to feel the Spirit: that overwhelming feeling of love for everyone.

I have learned that there is a God in Heaven and that Jesus is my Savior. I have learned that the heavens are not closed to sincere seekers and that there is more at work in life than what we can experience with our five senses.

I'm sure there are other ways to learn many of these things, and I'm not claiming these things as being exclusively Mormon. What I am saying is that I learned these things in the LDS Church, and those teachings have been very valuable to me. My time in the LDS Church has not been wasted; it has been educational, enriching, and illuminating.

So the next time someone asks me what value there is in the LDS Church, one answer I can honestly give is, "That's where I learned how to set up and take down chairs."

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What did you learn in your Church?




HANK1 answered on 05/04/07:



The difference between sin and righteous behavior.

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 05/04/07 - Preaching against False Teachers

Preaching against False Teachers
May 4, 2007

"But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea" (Matthew 18:6).

Jude, an earthly brother of our Lord, had become a leader in the early church by the time he wrote his epistle. He had intended "to write unto you of the common salvation," but instead was compelled by God's Spirit to write and "exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith" (v.3) against the onslaught of false teachers. He writes "to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him" (v.15).

Few categories of people are so summarily denounced in Scripture as false teachers, those who teach error from within. Nearly every Biblical writer echoes God's hatred of them and their work. Here, Jude refers to Enoch's ancient teaching to demonstrate the fact that God has always hated false teachers and has warned them of their doom. Unfortunately, many of today's pulpits and "Christian" airwaves are filled with false teachers and their teaching leading many astray.

But this is also a lesson to be learned by any who would teach, even born-again, God-gifted teachers. Error is a serious thing in God's eyes, and a Bible teacher must continually submit to God's Word and Spirit to discern and teach only truth. Evidently it would be better for those teachers, seminarians, and others who espouse errors such as humanism, evolution, and other false concepts, that a millstone were hanged about their necks, and that they were drowned in the depth of the sea than to lead astray those "little ones" in their influence. JDM

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HANK1 answered on 05/04/07:



The most overlooked, avoided and denied attribute of God is His hatred of evil people. Don't be deceived. Hatred of evil is a righteous attribute of God. Acceptance or accommodation of evil is an unrighteous attribute of Satan. Ring a bell?

HANK

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Bobbye asked on 05/04/07 - MELCHIZEDEK!

Was Jesus "after the Order of Melchizedek" in "ETERNALITY" ONLY, or was He "after the Order of Melchizedek" due to the fact that Jesus, like Melchizedek, WAS NOT OF THE TRIBE OF LEVI (the priestly tribe)?

What think ye?

I'm well aware of the teaching of "eternality," but there has to be more in Scripture regarding the Melchizedek Order of Priesthood other than the simple explanation that "Melchizedek had no father or mother;" therefore, he was "eternal." This is not true. He lived, he died, etc. Therefore, he was a person.

Melchizedek's heritage (son of Shem or son of Canaan?)and his position as King of Justice (his name meaning "Justice") and "King of Peace" from the name of his city, "Salem" has not been adequately referenced nor taught -- in my opinion.

Elliot, I hope that you and Ronnie (whom I feel has much to offer re this subject) share your thoughts.

Thanks.
Bobbye

HANK1 answered on 05/04/07:



Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary into Joseph's family. If we take a look at His lineage, we find that He was NOT of the tribe of Levi, but of the tribe of Judah. Not only had there never been a high priest from the tribe of Judah, but also, according to the law of Moses, a man of that tribe could not become a high priest. Nevertheless, Jesus, whom God caused to be born to the tribe of Judah, is our High Priest. Just as Melchizedek, who was without genealogy or descent, became a priest, Jesus qualified to be seated as the eternal High Priest even though He was not born into the tribe of Levi. Melchizedek was without genealogy or descent, but Abraham gave Him one tenth of all he had received, and was blessed by Him. All of the Israelites who would later be born as his descendants were within the body of Abraham at that time. Of course this includes the tribes of Levi and Judah. So when Melchizedek blessed Abraham, weren't all of the Israelites also blessed with him?

Of course you knew that, Maggie. Good girl!

HANK

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hOPE12 asked on 05/04/07 - Follow up on the Trinity for Tom777

Hello Tom777,
This is what the New King James Bible says tom. Your copy of the Bible that you use.
Please be so kind to explain just these three scriptures so they make sense. Answer just these three question. Don’t quote a whole bunch of stuff, just be simple and to the point.

1)Matthew 3:17 (New King James Version)
17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
If Jesus is God, did he use Ventriloquism to say this? How did he do this Tom777? Please explain in a logical way why Jesus if God would say: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” I did not use my copy of the Bible but yours tom. New King James Version.
2)
The disciples viewed Jesus as the “one mediator between God and men,” not as God
himself.
1 Timothy 2:5 (New King James Version)
5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,

Since by definition a mediator is someone separate from those who need mediation, it would be a contradiction for Jesus to be one entity with either of the parties he is trying to reconcile. That would be a pretending to be something he is not. Please explain. Also why would Jesus if God be a mediator between himself? Would he ask a question to himself and then answer it? How does this mediator part work?

3)
What about Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane? Notice the New king James Version:

Mark 14:32-36 (New King James Version)
32 Then they came to a place which was named Gethsemane; and He said to His disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” 33 And He took Peter, James, and John with Him, and He began to be troubled and deeply distressed. 34 Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch.”
35 He went a little farther, and fell on the ground, and prayed that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. 36 And He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.”

Luke 22:39-43 (New King James Version)
39 Coming out, He went to the Mount of Olives, as He was accustomed, and His disciples also followed Him. 40 When He came to the place, He said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
41 And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, 42 saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” 43 Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.

If Jesus is God then why would he pray to himself? Also if Jesus was God there would be no need for him to call himself “Father, and then say: ““ if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” 43 Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.

Now if Jesus is God why would he pray to himself to please= remove the cup from him? Could he not have removed it himself?

If Jesus is God then would not he have the same will?

And if Jesus was God why would he need an inferior spirit angle to strengthen him? After all is not God more Powerful then and angel? If we are to believe that Jesus is God, then you are saying that the angel that God created is stronger then God himself? How can that be?

Please answer these question logically and simply and to the point and from the Bible. Then maybe I might listen to you Tom777. Until then, the Bible printed pages say it all.

Hope12

HANK1 answered on 05/04/07:



The depth of any worthwhile union is eternally triune. This union should be telepathic, empathic, resonant and interwoven to such a degree, with love and God as the glue, that all earthlings finally become complete ... hopefully. This, of course, will NEVER happen.

Perhaps you should carry this thought with you 24/7, HOPE. I feel that you have lost touch with reality long ago.

HANK

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Toms777 asked on 05/04/07 - Response to hOPE re Trinity


hOPE's comments in red
1)Matthew 3:17 (New King James Version)
17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
If Jesus is God, did he use Ventriloquism to say this? How did he do this Tom777? Please explain in a logical way why Jesus if God would say: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” I did not use my copy of the Bible but yours tom. New King James Version.

I already explained this to you on March 22 and then earlier today so why you are asking again, I do not know. But let me just add to what I said earlier that we have one person of the trinity speaking to another person of the trinity in various places in the Bible. Here is another:

Heb 1:5-8
5 For to which of the angels did He ever say:
"You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You"?

And again:

"I will be to Him a Father,
And He shall be to Me a Son"?

6 But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says:

"Let all the angels of God worship Him."

7 And of the angels He says:

"Who makes His angels spirits
And His ministers a flame of fire."

8 But to the Son He says:

"Your throne, O God,
is forever and ever;
NKJV


2)
The disciples viewed Jesus as the “one mediator between God and men,” not as God
himself.
1 Timothy 2:5 (New King James Version)
5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,

Since by definition a mediator is someone separate from those who need mediation, it would be a contradiction for Jesus to be one entity with either of the parties he is trying to reconcile. That would be a pretending to be something he is not. Please explain. Also why would Jesus if God be a mediator between himself? Would he ask a question to himself and then answer it? How does this mediator part work?

Let’s read 1 Tim 2:5:

1 Tim 2:5-6
For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,
NKJV

Now let’s have a look at it in the wider context:

1 Tim 2:1-7
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,
6 who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, 7 for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle--I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying--a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
NKJV

Let’s look at 1 Tim 2:3 more closely:

3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Yes indeed God is our Saviour. We know that Jesus is our Saviour (John 3:16) so this clearly shows Jesus is God. We find that stated elsewhere in scripture as well:

2 Peter 1:1-2
To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
NKJV

So we know that Jesus is God. How many gods are there?

Isa 44:8
Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one.'"
NKJV

So Jesus is the one true God. Yet we know that there is God the father and the Holy Spirit who are also God, thus we have the three persons of the trinity. Being separate persons of the trinity, Jesus is able to mediate between God and man, and further he is uniquely qualified having walked with us on the earth as the Son of Man and the Son of God:

Heb 4:14-16
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
NKJV

This is more than enough to make the point, but let’s yet look at the other two verses:

Gal 3:20-22
Now a mediator does not mediate for one only, but God is one. 21 Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been by the law.
NKJV

This verse simply emphasizes what has already been said and further emphasizes that there is only one God.

1 John 2:1
My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
NKJV

Again, this just emphasizes Jesus’ role as our high priest and advocate.

1 John 2:22
Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.
NKJV

An interesting verse. When one denies that Jesus is God, they are indeed denying the true God, and indeed denying the one true God which includes the Father and the Son as two persons. In so doing, anyone who denies Jesus is God or denies the Father and the Son are God is said to be of the “antichrist”. This is a warning that we dare not ignore.

So if we have three distinct persons, then there is no issue with respect to your concerns. One person can act as the mediator, and another as the Father.

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What about Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane? Notice the New king James Version:

Mark 14:32-36 (New King James Version)
32 Then they came to a place which was named Gethsemane; and He said to His disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” 33 And He took Peter, James, and John with Him, and He began to be troubled and deeply distressed. 34 Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch.”
35 He went a little farther, and fell on the ground, and prayed that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. 36 And He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.”

Luke 22:39-43 (New King James Version)
39 Coming out, He went to the Mount of Olives, as He was accustomed, and His disciples also followed Him. 40 When He came to the place, He said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
41 And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, 42 saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” 43 Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.

If Jesus is God then why would he pray to himself? Also if Jesus was God there would be no need for him to call himself “Father, and then say: ““ if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” 43 Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.

Now if Jesus is God why would he pray to himself to please= remove the cup from him? Could he not have removed it himself?

This was addressed when I answered the question about praying to himself earlier. If you want me to make this longer by copying and pasting it again, i can, but unless you ask, I will assume that you can read the answer that I gave on March 22 and then earlier today.

If Jesus is God then would not he have the same will?

This is a good question. Why would gthat be? Because again, to be a perfect man, God came to earth manifest in the flesh. As a man, He had to be subject to the same temptations as the rest of us:

Heb 4:14-16
15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
NKJV

He was fully man and fully God. While on earth as a man, He became the perfect man, a man who did what the rest of us should have done and that is submitted Himself fully to the Father. The fact that He has a distinct will is only because He is a distinct person. But in no way did His will differ from the Father because He wholly submitted His will to the Father.

And if Jesus was God why would he need an inferior spirit angle to strengthen him? After all is not God more Powerful then and angel? If we are to believe that Jesus is God, then you are saying that the angel that God created is stronger then God himself? How can that be?

Phil 2:7-9
8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
NKJV

Note. He did come with our weakness, but humbled Himself. he chose to come with all the weaknesses of men so that He would be one of us. Don't forget that Jesus had the glory of God previously:

John 17:5
5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.
NKJV

But willingly humbled Himself to become a man. He did not cease to be God, but put aside His glory so that He could live and suffer as one of us.

The Bible pages do indeed say it all.

HANK1 answered on 05/04/07:



The depth of any worthwhile union is eternally triune. This union should be telepathic, empathic, resonant and interwoven to such a degree, with love and God as the glue, that all earthlings finally become complete ... hopefully. This, of course, will NEVER happen.

HANK

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MarySusan asked on 05/04/07 - Book Review Number One in a Series

Some people here enjoy reading in a wide range of subject matter in religion. As a service, I'm going to post book reviews going forward that relate to Christianty in some manner, not necessarily against it.

The first book review is by an atheist, since I am a non-believer, so, for your pleasure:

The Atheist Manifesto by Michael Onfray.

Book review: "This tightly argued, hugely controversial work convincingly demonstrates how the world's three major monotheistic religions-Christianity, Judaism, and Islam-have attempted to suppress knowledge, science, pleasure, and desire, often condemning nonbelievers to death. If Nietzsche proclaimed the "Death of God," Onfray starts from the premise that not only is God still very much alive, but increasingly controlled by fundamentalists who pose a danger to the human race. Documenting the ravages from religious intolerance over the centuries, the author makes a strong case against the three religions for demanding faith, belief, obedience and submission, and for extolling the "next life" at the expense of the here and now. Not since Nietzsche has a work so groundbreaking and explosive appeared to question the role of the world's dominant religions."

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Enjoy!

HANK1 answered on 05/04/07:



That's anti-Christian. Christianity is the world's dominant religion. Nothing "explosive" about it.

HANK

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peddler2 asked on 04/27/07 - Our rights

On the first day of school, with permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she took all of the desks out of the classroom.

The kids came into first period and there were no desks. They obviously looked around and said, "Ms. Cothren, where's our desk?" And she said, "You can't have a desk until you tell me how you earn them."

They thought, "Well, maybe it's our grades."

"No," she said.

"Maybe it's our behavior."

And she told them, "No, it's not even your behavior."

And so they came and went in the first period, still no desks in the classroom. Second period, same thing, third period too. By early afternoon television news crews had gathered in Ms. Cothren's class to find out about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of the classroom.

The last period of the day, Martha Cothren gathered her class. They were at this time sitting on the floor around the sides of the room. And she says, "Throughout the day no one has really understood how you earn the desks that sit in this classroom ordinarily." She said, "Now I'm going to tell you."

Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it, and as she did 27 U.S. veterans, wearing their uniforms, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. And they placed those school desks in rows, and then they stood along the wall. And by the time they had finished placing those desks, those kids, for the first time I think perhaps in their lives, understood how they earned those desks.

Martha said, "You don't have to earn those desks. These guys did it for you. They put them out there for you, but it's up to you to sit here responsibly to learn, to be good students and good citizens, because they paid a price for you to have that desk, and don't ever forget it."

Friends, I think sometimes we forget that the freedoms that we have are freedoms not because of celebrities. The freedoms are because of ordinary people who did extraordinary things, who loved this country more than life itself, and who not only earned a school desk for a kid at the Robinson High School in Little Rock, but who earned a seat for you and me to enjoy this great land we call home, this wonderful nation that we better love enough to protect and preserve with the kind of conservative, solid values and principles that made us a great nation.

"We live in the Land of the Free because of the brave."
Please remember our Troops!

HANK1 answered on 04/27/07:



Ms. Cothren should be 2007's TEACHER OF THE YEAR!

HANK

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tropicalstorm asked on 04/18/07 - well JJD

IF you are who you say and NOT who Joy (at times) claims you to be IF'n when I ever make it to one of your concerts you say 'heya sapph' to me and I will gladly plaster it all over Answerway that you ARE JesseJamesDupree and Joy is crazy making claims you are her son!

HANK1 answered on 04/18/07:



This is not a chat Board.

HANK

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MaggieB asked on 04/17/07 - I thank Domino, Perc and whoever

for caring about my soul, you all have the nicest, friendlist jestures to lead a Christian who has gone astray back to the way of Christ.

My boat is not floundering becauae I have such "spiritual" leaders as you to guide me.

I can never thank you enough!

MaggieB

BTW: My Christianity is not a pose as you call it, my God is the one who judges me.


Clarification/Follow-up by domino on 04/17/07 12:03 pm:
MaggieB:

Boring, Boring, Boring, Boring. Is vindictivness one of the commandments from your god??????

Is there something about: "thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor" that you failed to comprehend?????

Has your Christianity been a pose, all along, like Hanks??????

Get back on course, MaggieB....your Christian boat is about to flounder!!!!!

HANK1 answered on 04/18/07:



You, Peddler, CeeBee and yours truly are the only active ones left on this Board who care about GOD. This atheist element will NOT go away ... ever. So, don't let 'em get to you. They're losers and you're a winner.

HANK

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tomder55 asked on 04/17/07 - Virginia Holocost

I want to take this time to pay special homage to Professor Liviu Librescu ,himself a Holocost survivor ;who sacrificed his life yesterday at Virginia Tech on the very day that Jews worldwide honored the memory of the Holocost victims .

His daughter Marlena was told by his students via E-Mail that he "blocked the doorway with his body and asked the students to flee" .While he took the bullets of the killer ,his students escaped through the classroom windows.

There is plenty of time to debate the politics of the incident . Today it seems to me is a day to honor and reflect on the victims and in this case the heroes of the day .

HANK1 answered on 04/17/07:



Bush has ordered all American flags to be flown at half mast today (4/17/07).

HANK

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Itsdb asked on 04/17/07 - Give peace a chance

Since some here can't even allow a tribute to a hero in the Va. Tech shooting to stand without spreading their hatred, and for those who complain the US is such a violent place, I hereby propose the following weapons bans be enacted to promote peace and safety:

Guns - we all know 'guns kill' too many innocent people so let's ban all guns.

Sticks - including baseball bats, hockey sticks, tennis rackets, croquet mallets, football yard markers, xisteras, canes, umbrellas, firewood, etc. This of course would mean trees, certain shrubs, bamboo, etc. would necessarily be illegal.

Pipe (including copper tubing and PVC) - of course indoor plumbing and sanitation would suffer, but the reduction in fossil fuel use due to the elimination of pipelines, piping and tubing might offset the loss of trees on the global warming front.

Wire, cable, rope, string - all have the potential to be used as a garrote or noose.

Bottles - except for those Hollywood stunt types, we have to have to a little fun don't we?

Rocks - excluding those in pre-existing walls. Demolition and disposal of such walls to be handled by licensed, trained experts - by permit only.

Bricks and blocks - see above.

Pens and pencils - the stabbing potential is too great, not to mention they've been used to hide terrorist bomb timers with devastating effect. Which leads to ...

Small electronic devices - such as watches, cell phones, iPods, etc.

Envelopes - anthrax, need I say more?

Canned hair spray - makes quite a blow torch

Shoes - the shoe bomber, remember?

Pressure vessels of all types - fire extinguishers can really hurt a guy, not to mention the violent, often explosive power of gases under pressure and the threat of a toxic chemical release.

Plates, brushes, toilet parts, flip-flops, radios, even lizards - all have been fashioned into weapons by prisoners. Which leads to ...

Eating utensils - knives, forks, spoons, spatulas, chopsticks, etc.

Knives, other - after all, a few radical Jihadists managed to take down the World Trade Center, crash into the Pentagon and kill around 3000 people with the help of a few utility knives ...

HANK1 answered on 04/17/07:



Why not arm ourselves with all those weapons and then go after ALL the Muslims and Atheists in America! I feel that ALL people need to carry concealed weapons. Banning weapons wouldn't do a bit of good. This is 2007!

HANK

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Pete. asked on 04/17/07 - Herod the Great

What can you tell me about Herod the great, & his son.

HANK1 answered on 04/17/07:



In his last years, Herod was subject to insanity and executed his sons Aristobulus, Alexander and Antipater. It was THIS Herod who was ruling at the time of Jesus' birth and who ordered the massacre of the Innocents. It was the SAME Herod who executed John the Bpatist and who was ruling at Jesus' death. He wasn't GREAT! He was a very poor ruler who alienated his subjects. As a dynasty, the Herods were neither good nor capable rulers. (Call me HANK, the GREAT. Not Herod)

HANK

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peddler2 asked on 04/17/07 - Are Perk Domino and Mary the same person?

Answered By Answered On
domino 04/17/07
"While visions of penises danced in her head...."


MarySusan 04/10/07
He's never said anything about his penis; **I** would have remembered. ;););) I love the penis talk. :D


Perk

Less commonly, the penis is sometimes pierced or decorated by other body art. Other than circumcision, male genital alterations are almost universally elective and usually for the purpose of aesthetics or increased sensitivity. Piercings of the penis include the Prince Albert piercing, the apadravya piercing, the ampallang piercing, the dydoe piercing, and the frenum piercing. Foreskin restoration or stretching is a further form of body modification.



They all are fixated on the male anatomy, they are all hateful and bigoted against Bible believing Christians, and none of them have the slightest hint of morals and no sense of humor.

Yet the compromisers here worship them as the best sort of people.
Why is that?

HANK1 answered on 04/17/07:


All I surmise from that post is that Mary Susan is either gay or needs a man badly unless she pursues beastiality. (This vulgarity is being posted on behalf of all ANSWERWAY Atheists)

HANK

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tropicalstorm asked on 04/17/07 - INTERESTING

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HANK1 I never have. I've given them quite a ride by using B.S. Now who's the idiot(s)?
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domino HANK WOULD HAVE TO STAND ON A LADDER TO REACH OUR LEVEL.
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The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

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I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

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TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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Pericles

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

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I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

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TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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Pericles

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

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I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

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TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

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I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

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TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

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I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

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TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

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I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

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TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

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I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

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TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

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TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

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I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

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TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

---

I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

Please note this topic : from now on you will see this post as reply to each and every post and/or topic posted by peddler where ever that is posted and where ever I can post and/or comment

TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

---

I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

Please note this topic : from now on you will see this post as reply to each and every post and/or topic posted by peddler where ever that is posted and where ever I can post and/or comment

TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

---

I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

Please note this topic : from now on you will see this post as reply to each and every post and/or topic posted by peddler where ever that is posted and where ever I can post and/or comment

TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

---

I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

Please note this topic : from now on you will see this post as reply to each and every post and/or topic posted by peddler where ever that is posted and where ever I can post and/or comment

TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

---

I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

Please note this topic : from now on you will see this post as reply to each and every post and/or topic posted by peddler where ever that is posted and where ever I can post and/or comment

TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

---

I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

Please note this topic : from now on you will see this post as reply to each and every post and/or topic posted by peddler where ever that is posted and where ever I can post and/or comment

TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

=============================================================

Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!


Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

---

I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

Please note this topic : from now on you will see this post as reply to each and every post and/or topic posted by peddler where ever that is posted and where ever I can post and/or comment

TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

---

I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

Please note this topic : from now on you will see this post as reply to each and every post and/or topic posted by peddler where ever that is posted and where ever I can post and/or comment

TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

=============================================================

Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!


The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

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I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

Please note this topic : from now on you will see this post as reply to each and every post and/or topic posted by peddler where ever that is posted and where ever I can post and/or comment

TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

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The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

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I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

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TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

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I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

Please note this topic : from now on you will see this post as reply to each and every post and/or topic posted by peddler where ever that is posted and where ever I can post and/or comment

TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

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I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

Please note this topic : from now on you will see this post as reply to each and every post and/or topic posted by peddler where ever that is posted and where ever I can post and/or comment

TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

---

I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

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TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

---

I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

Please note this topic : from now on you will see this post as reply to each and every post and/or topic posted by peddler where ever that is posted and where ever I can post and/or comment

TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

---

I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

Please note this topic : from now on you will see this post as reply to each and every post and/or topic posted by peddler where ever that is posted and where ever I can post and/or comment

TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

---

I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

Please note this topic : from now on you will see this post as reply to each and every post and/or topic posted by peddler where ever that is posted and where ever I can post and/or comment

TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

---

I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

Please note this topic : from now on you will see this post as reply to each and every post and/or topic posted by peddler where ever that is posted and where ever I can post and/or comment

TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

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I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

Please note this topic : from now on you will see this post as reply to each and every post and/or topic posted by peddler where ever that is posted and where ever I can post and/or comment

TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

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I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

Please note this topic : from now on you will see this post as reply to each and every post and/or topic posted by peddler where ever that is posted and where ever I can post and/or comment

TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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That says it all, peddler!

Pericles To compensate for JesseJamesDupree!!!

The "true" peddler

Reference : My topic "Should peddler have Human Rights?" (04/02/07)

Clarification/Follow-up by peddler7118 on 04/05/07 4:31 pm:

"Perk ....

You deserve to have a whore because you are one.

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I can not be blamed for peddler refusing to accept my words as true. That is her problem. But :

Please note this topic : from now on you will see this post as reply to each and every post and/or topic posted by peddler where ever that is posted and where ever I can post and/or comment

TILL PEDDLER OPENLY APOLOGIZES FOR THE INSULT TO MY WIFE !

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Topic : "Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife" by peddler7118 dated 04/11/07

Reply by HANK1 dated 04/11/07 "Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee! HANK"

Rating comment by peddler : iT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY IT WAS AN INSULT.

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YOU ALL ARE HAVING FUN I SURE DO HOPE????
ENJOY! ITS YOUR TIME AND IT DOES NOT DO A THING FOR THE RATINGS. LAURA AND PURPLEWINGS HAVE NOT BEEN HERE IN HOW LONG AND THEY ARE STILL # 7 & 8!

ENJOY!!!!

yeeessh )

HANK1 answered on 04/17/07:



You've structured a passive voice. Congratulations!

HANK

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Question/Answer
Toms777 asked on 04/16/07 - RESPONSE TO hOPE

hOPES's comments are in red
My comments are in blue



You are correct in your findings Tom777.

It is great to see that you are willing to acknowledge this. So many others on here seem to be willing to excuse such prejudice and appear to suggest that others wrongs somehow make this prejudcie acceptable.

If we are going to counter abusive attitudes, we need to take a consistent stand against such abuse.

I hope that you will send this message also to others on here who have been unwilling to condemn the prejudice displayed in this Watchtower article.

As a Jehovah Witness, I can say honestly that prejudice of blacks was found among Jehovah's people back in the late 1800’s and early 1900's. Blacks would sit on one side of the hall and whites on the other. But we soon learned that to be wrong thinking and not God's thinking but mans. You see we live in a very prejudice world and no matter how we try, it is all around us, hatred, bigotry, and prejudice persons. Some of us even had parents who taught their children to be prejudice and hateful. But we had the a strong love for God and we also was teachable. We did not feel that we knew everything but we loved God and we learned we needed to make changes, and we did.

Now, hOPE are you willing to acknowledge that it was the leadership of the Watchtower Society, the very people who established and set the doctrine of the Jehovah's Witnesses who are responsible for this racism - men such as Charles Taze Russell and Judge RutherFord?

If they were willing to promote such racist views, then how come you base your doctrinal stance upon the organization that they founded?

How many of you individually can say, that the religion you belong to, never has a history of being prejudice at any time?

hOPE, Christianity differs from the JW religion. In Christianity, we acknowledge fallible people,but we do not pledge our allegiance to an oragnziation or to individuals.

In the JW religion, the religion and it's beliefs are dictated by the Governing Council. the belief is that salvation comes through the organization. They teach that the anointed ones, the 144,000 who they have said are gods, are "a prophet". They have also said that Jehovah edits the Watchtower magazine. So when things like this are published, we havea prophet telling us through Jehovah the editor, that racism is God given.

Ones like Tom777, never own up to their mistakes because in their eyes they are perfect and everyone else is wrong and going to that place called hell.

Still trying to take God's place in judging a person that you don't even know, hOPE?

when we are wrong and face up to it, and change it. Jehovah's Witnesses have done that Tom777,
have you?

I have indeed hOPE, and remain willing to submit myself and my beliefs to whatever God's word says.

Now, hOPE, are you willing to do so? Are you willing to discuss God's word in a respectful and open manner without first demanding that we not disagree with your religion? Is your allediance to the religion and god that gave you these racist teachings or to the God of the Bible?

Why don't you show me specifically where the JW's repudiated the teachings of the Watchtower with respect to these racist articles.

BTW Tom777 I notice your article is from 1929. Have you visited a Kingdom Hall of the JW's lately?

Yes, I have. I also picked up some literature while I was there and had a bit of a discussion with a few people there.

If so you will see much prove of our spiritual growth. We do not put others down for their mistakes but we help them overcome their errors, do you?

hOPE, if your behaviour on here is any example, your abusive comemnts, your judgment of others who you do not know, your unwilling to discuss the Bible, your demands that no one disagree with your religion, then so far I am not impressed.

But I am always willing to give you another chance. the door will never close and I remaind willing to have an open discussion on what God's word says if you are willing to do so repsectfully.

HANK1 answered on 04/16/07:



I haven't found this to be true about HOPE, Tom. However, I'm not one for reading clarifications. Both of you have been fair with me. Things will work out between you two.

HANK

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Question/Answer
paraclete asked on 04/16/07 - such disgusting attitudes

will not be tolerated?


Raped for reading the Bible

Exclusive by Evelyn Yamine

April 17, 2007 12:00
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AN Iraqi man allegedly raped a Muslim woman as "punishment" for reading the Bible, saying, "let your Jesus help you", a court heard yesterday.

Campbelltown District Court was told Abdul Reda Al Shawany twice sexually assaulted the woman, a practising Muslim who wears a hijab, after they met at a railway station.

Al Shawany, 52, has plead not guilty to two counts of having sexual intercourse without consent between September 1 and 27, 2002, at a unit in Warwick Farm.

At the first day of the week-long trial yesterday, Crown prosecutor Michael O'Brien outlined the case and told how the woman allegedly kept the clothes and underwear she was wearing on the day of the alleged rape in a plastic bag for about three years.

The woman initially reported the matter to police but did not want to take it further because she felt "ashamed", Mr O'Brien said. She later changed her mind and Al Shawany, of Hillsdale, was arrested in July 2005 and the woman provided police with the clothing.

The Crown alleges swab samples from the accused had the same DNA as the semen sample taken from the woman's clothing.

"The complainant was born a Muslim and raised a Muslim and was a Muslim all her life," Mr O'Brien said.

He said when the woman came to Australia from the Middle East she began listening to Christian teachers and reading the Bible.

He said the woman had received threats from members of her faith for reading the Bible but had not converted to Christianity.

It is alleged she met Al Shawany, who she had first met overseas, at Warwick Farm railway station in September, 2002, after he told her he had some mail for her from overseas.

Al Shawany allegedly then took her to a Warwick Farm unit and pushed her in the head as she entered.

"She was wearing a hijab. The accused grabbed the hijab, the veil, and pulled it tight across her mouth," Mr O'Brien told the court.

"She fell to the floor and she couldn't scream because she had a hijab tight across her mouth."

Al Shawany allegedly raped the woman and later allegedly said: "Let your Jesus help you."

In a police interview, Al Shawany denied having sexual intercourse with the woman or threatening her.

Al Shawany's barrister Chris Pike told the court his client was a hardworking businessman with close ties to the community who strenuously denied the charges.

"My client is not a zealot," Mr Pike said.

The woman gave evidence in closed court yesterday and is expected to return to the witness stand when the trial before Judge David Knox continues today.

HANK1 answered on 04/16/07:


"My client is not a zealot." The Hell he isn't, only Shawany raped a Muslim instead of a Jew! Rape is rape! Another pillar of the community will bite the dust. Let the closing arguments begin. He will be convicted unless politics enter the picture. Let me know the verdict, Clete!

HANK

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peddler2 asked on 04/16/07 - Hope -Did Jesus rise from the dead physically or not?

Are you too ashamed to answer a simple question?

HANK1 answered on 04/16/07:



You betcha He did!

HANK

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Question/Answer
Toms777 asked on 04/16/07 - Watchtower Views on the Jews

In the 1988 book, "Reveleation: It's Grand Climax at Hand" we read:

"It was obvious that Jewry, as a people and as a nation was not the Israel described in Revelation 7:4-8 or other Bible prophecies related to the Lord's day. Following tradition, the Jews continued to avoid using the divine name. (Matthew 15:1-3, 7-9) In discussing jeremiah 31:31-34, the book Jehovah published by the Watchtower Society in 1934, stated conclusively: `The new covenant has nothing to do with the natural descendants of Israel and with mankind in general, but....is limited to spiritual Israel.'" The Bible's restoration prophecies relate neither to the natural Jews nor to political Israel,......"

The God of the Bible says:

Jer 31:35-37
35 Thus says the LORD,
Who gives the sun for a light by day,
The ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night,
Who disturbs the sea,
And its waves roar
(The LORD of hosts is His name):

36 "If those ordinances depart
From before Me, says the LORD,
Then the seed of Israel shall also cease
From being a nation before Me forever."

37 Thus says the LORD:

"If heaven above can be measured,
And the foundations of the earth searched out beneath,
I will also cast off all the seed of Israel
For all that they have done, says the LORD.
NKJV

Should we believe the Watchtower Society which says that God has abandoned the Jews, or the Bible where God says that His promise is eternal for Israel?Has the Watchtower Society officially repudianted these apparently anti-semitic remarks anywhere, and if so can someone provide specifics?

HANK1 answered on 04/16/07:



The Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses, who carry heavy responsibility before God and humankind, should come clean and admit the facts. Hypocrisy and falsifying the historical record are serious sins.

HANK

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MarySusan asked on 04/16/07 - Leslie

In March, Hank posted that Leslie went to **YALE**. lol!!

Now, it's Harvard.

Maybe next month it will be Princeton, and she was Einstein's student assistant!!!

The thing about lying all the time is that a person has to remember EVERYTHING they say!!!

HANK1 answered on 04/16/07:



When the time comes that I have to tell you people the TRUTH about my personal life, it will be time to take a hike. Have your fun. You atheists are a bunch of clowns.

HANK

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tropicalstorm asked on 04/16/07 - peddles make room in your house!

PARIS - For sale: a 15,000-year-old Siberian mammoth skeleton.



On Monday, Christie's auction house in Paris, which usually sells fine art and furniture, is hosting an unusual auction of paleontological curiosities, including several prehistoric mammals.

Skeletons of a 10,000-year-old, 13.5-foot-long rhinoceros and a 7.5-foot-high cave bear are also going under the hammer. The skeletons are currently owned by a private collector, but buyers may include museums or artists, said Christie's spokeswoman Capucine Milliot.

The auction is not to all paleontologists' liking. Pascal Tassy, professor at Paris' Natural History Museum, has decried the selling off of specimens that could be useful to science.

"It is a pernicious consequence of the Jurassic Park effect," he said. "In the past, private collectors donated to museums, it was a great time of patronage. Nowadays we make money off anything."

Bidders interested in buying the star specimen — a Siberian mammoth dubbed "The President" — will need at least $199,000 and a lot of floor space. Tusks and all, it's 12.5 feet high and 16 feet long.

A 330-pound meteorite containing semiprecious stones and showing rare traces of its entry into the atmosphere is valued at between $122,000 and $162,000. An unhatched dinosaur egg and a wide collection of fossils — some of them 400 million years old — will also be up for auction.

Among the curiosities is a bezoar, a sort of pearl formed in the stomach of some herbivores, made of a stone or hair covered by a layer of calcium phosphate. Bezoars that reach or exceed the size of an egg become tremendously valuable. This one is valued at $34,000.

The auction is also toasting modernity. For the first time at Christie's in Paris, bidders will be able to remotely bid online. Christie's Live, used for the first time in New York in July 2006, then in London and Amsterdam, allows users to "virtually" attend auctions.

HANK1 answered on 04/16/07:



"Rhinoceroses are endangered and close to extinction due to loss of their natural habitats to expanding human settlement and agriculture, and especially because of poaching and illegal trade in rhinoceros horns. The horns are believed in Asian traditions to have aphrodisiac or healing properties. They have commanded a very high price for centuries, sometimes surpassing that of gold. Some Middle Eastern societies prize rhinoceros horn for dagger handles. Despite a ban on trade in rhinoceros parts under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in 1976, populations declined by 90% over the next 20 years. Unless poaching is stopped, rhinoceros extinction in the wild is virtually inevitable. The poaching problem, exacerbated by poverty and political unrest in many areas, has turned into a war, and dozens of poachers and wildlife sanctuary guards have lost their lives. Aggressive captive breeding programs under way for most species have met with limited success."

Source: Kid's Planet

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CeeBee2 asked on 04/15/07 - The unkempt, clothes-mismatched visitor to a church

When we see someone like that, what do we do? Do we leave our clique and stand up from our comfortable pew to greet him? And what about everyday life? How do we treat the "least of these" who walk among us? My young niece emailed this to me today:

Shoes

I showered and shaved; I adjusted my tie.
I got there and sat in a pew just in time.
Bowing my head in prayer, as I closed my eyes,
I saw the shoe of the man next to me touching my own. I sighed.

With plenty of room on either side,
I thought, "Why must our soles touch?"
It bothered me, his shoe touching mine,
But it didn't bother him much.

The prayer began: "Our Father".
I thought, "This man with the shoes has no pride.
They're dusty, worn, and scratched.
Even worse--there are holes on the side!"

"Thank You for blessings," the prayer went on.
The shoe man said a quiet "Amen."
I tried to focus on the prayer,
But my thoughts were on his shoes again.

Aren't we supposed to look our best
When walking through that door?
"Well, this certainly isn't it," I thought,
Glancing toward the floor.

Then the prayer was ended
And the songs of praise began.
The shoe man was certainly loud,
Sounding proud as he sang.

His voice lifted the rafters;
His hands were raised high.
The Lord could surely hear
The shoe man's voice from the sky.

It was time for the offering
And what I threw in was steep.
I watched as the shoe man reached
Into his pockets so deep.

I saw what was pulled out
What the shoe man put in.
Then I heard a soft "clink"
as when silver hits tin.

The sermon really bored me
To tears--that's no lie.
It was the same for the shoe man,
For tears fell from his eyes.

At the end of the service
As is the custom here.
We must greet new visitors
And show them good cheer..

But I felt moved somehow
And wanted to meet the shoe man.
So after the closing prayer,
I reached over and shook his hand.

He was old and his skin was dark
And his hair was truly a mess.
But I thanked him for coming,
For being our guest.

He said, "My name's Charlie.
I'm glad to meet you, my friend."
There were tears in his eyes
But he had a large, wide grin.

"Let me explain," he said
Wiping tears from his eyes.
"I've been coming here for months
And you're the first to say 'Hi'."

I know that my appearance
"Is not like all the rest,
"But I really do try
"To always look my best."

"I always clean and polish my shoes
"Before my very long walk,
"But by the time I get here
"They're dirty and dusty, like chalk."

My heart filled with pain
and I swallowed to hide my tears
As he continued to apologize
For daring to sit so near.

He said, "When I finally get here
"I know I must look a sight.
"But I thought if I could touch you
"Then maybe our souls might unite."

I was silent for a moment,
Knowing whatever was said
Would pale in comparison.
I spoke from my heart, not my head.

"Oh, you've touched me," I said,
"And taught me, in part,
"That the best of any man
"Is what is found in his heart."

The rest, I thought...
This shoe man will never know
Just how thankful I really am
That his dusty old shoe touched my soul.

HANK1 answered on 04/15/07:



I treat ALL people as equals except atheists.

HANK

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CeeBee2 asked on 04/15/07 - Humility................................

Last August, fundamentalist preacher Dr. Billy Graham was interviewed by Newsweek magazine. Here is a summary:

A unifying theme of Graham's new thinking is humility. He is sure and certain of his faith in Jesus as the way to salvation. When asked whether he believes heaven will be closed to good Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus or secular people, though, Graham says: "Those are decisions only the Lord will make. It would be foolish for me to speculate on who will be there and who won't ... I don't want to speculate about all that. I believe the love of God is absolute. He said he gave His Son for the whole world, and I think He loves everybody regardless of what label they have."

Further, [Graham] has come to appreciate the mystery of God's grace, which can not be reduced to writing and strict literalism. As Newsweek relates: Graham spends hours now with his Bible, at once savoring and reconsidering old stories and old lessons. "I'm [no longer] a literalist in the sense that every single jot and tittle is from the Lord," Graham says in the current issue of Newsweek. "This is a little difference in my thinking through the years. There are things that I just don't understand."

Not surprisingly, this vision of humility, tolerance, and faith in God is very threatening to those on the Religious Right--who gain power by setting themselves up as the ultimate authority on God's mysterious grace.

***************

Does wisdom comes with age?

HANK1 answered on 04/15/07:



"And all the angels stood around the throne and the ELDERS and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, "Amen! Blessing and glory and WISDOM, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen" (Rev. 7: 11,12,13)

You betcha, CeeBee. Wisdom comes with age! We'll get into the 'deep stuff' re: WISDOM over on the Philosophy Board if you wish! WISDOM is the end result of high intelligence which avails itself when maturation appears.

HANK

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Pete. asked on 04/15/07 - No errors Toms777?

You are right Toms777.

There are no truths.

I must live with it....but can you:):?

Pete

HANK1 answered on 04/15/07:



Earthlings are very good at lying about their own thoughts and feelings, but very poor at detecting the lies of others. Many people assume that some body signs reflect truthfulness and others indicate deception, but I feel that neither assumption is true. My 'take' on people who are animated and do not have nervous mannerisms are more likely to be successful at deception than people who are less expressive or do have nervous gestures. It's a person's interpretation of what is asked and what is done.

HANK

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Toms777 asked on 04/15/07 - The Visitor

Madddawg recommended this tract by Jack Chick. I had a look over it and cannot find anything wrong in this tract.

The Visitor

I would be interested if others could review it and point out any errors.

HANK1 answered on 04/15/07:


"Don't you teach that God was once a man?" The Mormon answered, "Awww ... yes... Joseph Smith ...."

You betcha! That's when I quit reading the dialogue.

HANK

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tropicalstorm asked on 04/15/07 - break time

take your time and read each line out loud without
a mistake
They say the average person can’t
This is this cat
This is is cat
This is how cat
This is to cat
This is keep cat
This is a cat
This is retard cat
This is busy cat
This is for cat
This is forty cat
This is seconds cat
now go back and read the third word of each line
from the top down

HANK1 answered on 04/15/07:



Nothing to it! Did it on my first try! Concentration, Sapphire. Concentration!

HANK

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jjgoss asked on 04/15/07 - ..Blood pressure 'is in the brain'..

..(BBC) The cause of high blood pressure may lie within the brain, rather than with problems relating to the heart, kidneys or blood vessels, research suggests.

Scientists at Bristol University say the findings could lead to new ways of treating the condition, which affects about one in five Britons.

The scientists isolated a protein, JAM-1, which appeared to trap white blood cells, obstructing blood flow.

This can cause inflammation and result in poor oxygen supply to the brain.



Professor Julian Paton and colleagues believe these, in turn, trigger events that raise blood pressure, the journal Hypertension reports.



Their studies in rats show JAM-1 is linked to raised blood pressure, but the exact mechanisms behind this are still unclear. They are now looking at the human brain to understand more.

Professor Paton explained: "The future challenge will be to understand the type of inflammation within the vessels in the brain, so that we know what drug to use, and how to target them.

"JAM-1 could provide us with new clues as to how to deal with this disease.

"We are looking at the possibility of treating those patients that fail to respond to conventional therapy for hypertension with drugs that reduce blood vessel inflammation and increase blood flow within the brain."



Professor Jeremy Pearson of the British Heart Foundation, which funded the latest work, said: "This exciting study is important because it suggests there are unexpected causes of high blood pressure related to blood supply to the brain.

"It therefore opens up the possibility of new ways to treat this common, but often poorly managed, condition."

It has been known for some time that the brain can affect blood pressure.

A team of researchers, led by Neurosurgery expert Mr Alex Green of Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital, found they could make patients' blood pressure increase or decrease by stimulating very specific regions of the brain with electrodes.

Mr Green said the latest work was "very exciting" and that it suggested JAM-1 could be a good target for new blood pressure therapies.

Professor Graham MacGregor, chairman of the Blood Pressure Association, cautioned that the work was at a very early stage and much more extensive research was needed.

He said blood pressure medicines currently prescribed by doctors could be very effective, provided they were taken correctly and in combination with leading a healthy lifestyle.

Although high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can cause headaches, dizziness and problems with vision, the majority of people with the condition do not display any noticeable symptoms.

It can lead to heart attack, stroke and kidney damage, but medication can be used to control its effects if changes to lifestyle fail to lower blood pressure.

HANK1 answered on 04/15/07:



"may" ... "could lead" -- hypotheticals give me a pain. That news release is NOT news because it's speculative.

HANK

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tropicalstorm asked on 04/15/07 - more alarming than you would think

Albert Einstein speculated that "If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left."
Species under threat: Honey, who shrunk the bee population?

Linda Moulton Howe of http://earthfiles.com/
has been tracking the mysterious disappearance of bees
around the world and Across America, millions of honey bees are abandoning their hives and flying off to die, leaving beekeepers facing ruin and US agriculture under threat. And to date, no one knows why. Michael McCarthy reports
Published: 01 March 2007. The Independent

It has echoes of a murder mystery in polite society. There could hardly be a more sedate and unruffled world than beekeeping, but the beekeepers of the United States have suddenly encountered affliction, calamity and death on a massive scale. And they have not got a clue why it is happening.
Across the country, from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific, honey bee colonies have started to die off, abruptly and decisively. Millions of bees are abandoning their hives and flying off to die (they cannot survive as a colony without the queen, who is always left behind).

Some beekeepers, especially those with big portable apiaries, or bee farms, which are used for large-scale pollination of fruit and vegetable crops, are facing commercial ruin - and there is a growing threat that America's agriculture may be struck a mortal blow by the loss of the pollinators. Yet scientists investigating the problem have no idea what is causing it.

The phenomenon is recent, dating back to autumn, when beekeepers along the east coast of the US started to notice the die-offs. It was given the name of fall dwindle disease, but now it has been renamed to reflect better its dramatic nature, and is known as colony collapse disorder.

It is swift in its effect. Over the course of a week the majority of the bees in an affected colony will flee the hive and disappear, going off to die elsewhere. The few remaining insects are then found to be enormously diseased - they have a "tremendous pathogen load", the scientists say. But why? No one yet knows.

The condition has been recorded in at least 24 states. It is having a major effect on the mobile apiaries which are transported across the US to pollinate large-scale crops, such as oranges in Florida or almonds in California. Some have lost up to 90 per cent of their bees.

A reliable estimate of the true extent of the problem will not be possible for another month or so, until winter comes to an end and the hibernating bee colonies in the northern American states wake up. But scientists are very worried, not least because, as there is no obvious cause for the disease as yet, there is no way of tackling it.

"We are extremely alarmed," said Diana Cox-Foster, the professor of Entomology at Penn States University and one of the leading members of a specially convened colony-collapse disorder working group.

"It is one of the most alarming insect diseases ever to hit the US and it has the potential to devastate the US beekeeping industry. In some ways it may be to the insect world what foot-and-mouth disease was to livestock in England."

Most of the pollination for more than 90 commercial crops grown throughout the United States is provided byApis mellifera, the honey bee, and the value from the pollination to agricultural output in the country is estimated at $14.6bn (£8bn) annually. Growers rent about 1.5 million colonies each year to pollinate crops - a colony usually being the group of bees in a hive.

California's almond crop, which is the biggest in the world, stretching over more than half a million acres over the state's central valley, now draws more than half of the mobile bee colonies in America at pollinating time - which is now. Some big commercial beekeeping operations which have been hit hard by the current disease have had to import millions of bees from Australia to enable the almond trees to be pollinated.

Some of these mobile apiaries have been losing 60 or 70 per cent of their insects, or even more. "A honey producer in Pennsylvania doing local pollination, Larry Curtis, has gone from 1,000 bee colonies to fewer than eight," said Professor Cox-Foster. The disease showed a completely new set of symptoms, "which does not seem to match anything in the literature", said the entomologist.

One was that the bees left the hive and flew away to die elsewhere, over about a week. Another was that the few bees left inside the hive were carrying "a tremendous number of pathogens" - virtually every known bee virus could be detected in the insects, she said, and some bees were carrying five or six viruses at a time, as well as fungal infections. Because of this it was assumed that the bees' immune systems were being suppressed in some way.

Professor Cox-Foster went on: "And another unusual symptom that we're are seeing, which makes this very different, is that normally when a bee colony gets weak and its numbers are decreasing, other neighbouring bees will come and steal the resources - they will take away the honey and the pollen.

"Other insects like to take advantage too, such as the wax moth or the hive beetle. But none of this is happening. These insects are not coming in.

"This suggests that there is something toxic in the colony itself which is repelling them."

The scientists involved in the working group were surveying the dead colonies but did not think the cause of the deaths was anything brought in by beekeepers, such as pesticides, she said.

Another of the researchers studying the collapses, Dennis van Engelsdorp, a bee specialist with the State of Pennsylvania, said it was still difficult to gauge their full extent. It was possible that the bees were fleeing the colonies because they sensed they themselves were diseased or affected in some way, he said. This behaviour has been recorded in other social insects, such as ants.

The introduction of the parasitic bee mite Varroa in 1987 and the invasion of the Africanised honey bee in 1990 have threatened honey bee colonies in the US and in other parts of the world, but although serious, they were easily comprehensible; colony collapse disorder is a deep mystery.

One theory is that the bees may be suffering from stress as beekeepers increasingly transport them around the country, the hives stacked on top of each other on the backs of trucks, to carry out pollination contracts in orchard after orchard, in different states.

Tens of billions of bees are now involved in this "migratory" pollination. An operator might go from pollinating oranges in Florida, to apples in Pennsylvania, to blueberries in Maine, then back to Massachusetts to pollinate cranberries.

The business is so big that pollination is replacing honey-making as the main money earner at the top end of the beekeeping market, not least because in recent years the US has been flooded with cheap honey imports, mainly from Argentina and China.

A typical bee colony, which might be anything from 15,000 to 30,000 bees, would be rented out to a fruit grower for about $135 - a price that is up from $55 only three years ago. To keep the bees' energy up while they are pollinating, beekeepers feed them protein supplements and syrup carried around in large tanks.

It is in these migratory colonies where the biggest losses have been seen. But the stress theory is as much speculation as anything else. At the moment, the disappearance of America's bees is as big a mystery as the disappearance of London's sparrows.

http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/wildlife/article2314202.ece

HANK1 answered on 04/15/07:


I'll start worrying when supermarkets quit selling Aunt Sue's raw, wild, natural HONEY. It's fat, sodium and cholesterol free. I use it daily in a large glass of black tea! Quite a healthy drink. No sugar needed!

HANK

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jjgoss asked on 04/15/07 - ..'Six out of Ten' Doctors Believe Religion Impacts our Health..

..Nearly 6 out of 10 physicians believe religion and spirituality have much or very much influence on health, according to a study featured in the Apr. 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, a bi-monthly international peer-reviewed professional medical journal.


Over half of physicians believe that religion and spirituality has a major impact on patient wellness, according to a new study. It also revealed that 2 out of every 5 doctors feel that it also helps prevent bad outcomes.

From a random sample of 2,000 doctors around the United States, the University of Chicago also found that 2 out of every 5 respondents felt that religion and spirituality (R/S) can help prevent bad outcomes such as heart attacks, infections and even death.

"Consensus seems to begin and end with the idea that many [if not most] patients draw on prayer and other religious resources to navigate and overcome the spiritual challenges that arise in their experiences of illness," explained Dr. Farr A. Curlin, the author of the report.

Last year, a $2.4-million study conducted by the Dr. Herbert Benson of Harvard Medical School and other scientists found that having people pray for heart bypass surgery patients had no effect on their recovery and that patients who knew they were being prayed for had a slightly higher rate of complications. Although some scientists had hoped the long-awaited and rigorously investigated prayer study would close the book on the debated effects of therapeutic prayer, for much of America’s faithful majority it had not.

In the latest report, Dr. Wayne Detmer, an internist at Lawndale Christian Health Center, noted that all doctors have experienced patient recoveries "that don't make sense based on our current understanding of physiology or medicine."

And although only 6 percent of doctors in the survey believed that R/S often changed "hard" medical outcomes, most doctors believe that R/S helps patients cope with their illness (76 percent), gives the patients a positive state of mind (75 percent), and provides emotional support from their religious community (55 percent).

Also, while several doctors expressed drawbacks to R/S, saying that patients will be more likely to prematurely leave medical therapy as well as have negative emotions such as guilt that will increase suffering, still 85 percent responded that it is overall a positive aspect.

The research also concluded that those health professionals with religious backgrounds were more likely to report significant impacts of R/S on health than non-religious ones (82 percent vs. 16 percent) as well as positive aspects for it.

As Detmer explained, since Jesus miraculously cured people in the Bible, "It's not so much of a stretch to believe He can still do it."...

~by Doug Huntington,

HANK1 answered on 04/15/07:



I didn't read the article but ... I've always believed that religion impacts our health. It's a tranquilizer for me 24/7 because it shuns STRESS. The values one must possess in a culture are the same as laws one must obey in a culture in order to survive in a civilized way. Once people realize the meaning of CONSEQUENCE, they succeed if they match wits with subjective thought. People should be unique in their survival plans because no two people are alike. Every person has his/her own capabilities and limits. Religion gives me a solid foundation to abide by and apprecaite.

HANK

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jjgoss asked on 04/15/07 - ..German army in 'racist video' row..

..(BBC) video aired on German TV has shown an army recruit on firing practice being ordered to pretend he was in New York's Bronx facing hostile African Americans.

In the grainy 90-second video, the instructor tells the soldier to swear as he fires his gun.

US civil rights leader, Al Sharpton, said it was outrageous to depict blacks as "target practice".

New York officials say they are saddened and frustrated that the Bronx district is depicted so negatively.

"Clearly these folks don't know anything about African-Americans or the Bronx," said Bronx borough president Adolfo Carrion Jnr, who recently returned from a trip to Germany to promote tourism to the district.

He has demanded an apology from the Germany military over the clip.



During the filmed training session, an instructor tells the soldier: "You're in the Bronx, a black van pulls up in front of you and three African-Americans get out and start really insulting your mother... act!".

The soldier then fires his gun several times and shouts obscenities in English, as the instructor encourages him to curse even louder.

The clip was filmed in a forest in July 2006, near the barracks of the northern German town of Rendsburg .

The German army said it has been aware of the video since January and was investigating it.

It is the latest in a series of scandals to hit the German military.

A group of 18 army instructors are on trial in the country accused of abusing and humiliating recruits during training in 2004.

Last year, German newspapers published images of German soldiers serving in Afghanistan posing with skulls....

HANK1 answered on 04/15/07:



This nasty fact of life features inadvertence, thoughtlessness, in attention, wantoness, recklessness and willfullness but ... what's new? There will alwayss be RACISM and DISCRIMINATION. So, accept it!

HANK

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tropicalstorm asked on 04/14/07 - what do you believe

People say that when you get to heaven you will recognize your loved ones.
Isaiah 65:17 says For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered, nor come to mind.

Do you think this is only referring to not having any memories of the past materially but we will recognize our loved ones?
Or do you think it means we will have no recollection of anything prior?

What Bible verses support your belief?


HANK1 answered on 04/14/07:



WE WILL RECOGNIZE ONE ANOTHER! Thank God! You can read Matthew 17:3 for a little insight here. Moses and Elijah appear and talk with Jesus. Peter recognizes both of them even though they both lived many years before him. In heaven, we will know not only our loved ones but everyone else that is there. This is an exclusive club. No atheists allowed.

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peddler7118 asked on 04/14/07 - Amber Alert

Mrs. Hope12 whose residence is www.answerway.com/christianity has been missing for more than 24 hours now.
Rumor has it that the truth overwhelmed her and she lost her will to continue her campaign to knock some poor soul out of heaven and take their place.
News at 11.


HANK1 answered on 04/14/07:



Love doesn't conquer all. Luck does! Wouldn't it be nice to live in clover? Proper actions are right and true! She'll be back very soon.

HANK

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jjgoss asked on 04/14/07 - ..embryonic stem cell research..

..Christian groups in the US are criticizing a new bill that would allow for greater federal funding of embryonic stem cell research as wasting tax dollars on “bad science” that is also unethical.

“This over-hyped research would drag money and attention away from what patients really need – ethical treatments that work,” complained Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America, in a released statement.

Opponents of the bill sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) have argued that not only is research using embryonic stem cells unethical because it destroys embryos in the extraction process, but it also fails to show the breakthrough results promised by supporters after decades of research.

“What makes S.5 (Reid’s bill) even more troubling is the fact that embryonic stem cell research is such ‘bad science,’” said the Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition, in a statement. “The overwhelming body of evidence has indicated that stem cells derived from sources other than embryos have shown far more promise.”

Proponents of the bill contend that since embryonic stem cells are more pluripotent, or versatile, it is easier to trick the cells into becoming a greater number of cell lines than non-embryonic stem cells. Supporters have defended the research by claiming that embryonic stem cells are the only hope for finding cures for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and diabetes and spinal-core injuries.

However, Dr. David Stevens, Christian Medical Association’s CEO, argued, “Creating human embryos and harvesting their stem cells, ostensibly for disease treatments, is a highly speculative, impractical and unethical proposition.”

Stevens, whose organization is the nation’s largest faith-based association of physicians, fears that if the bill is passed researchers will harvest embryos purely for experimental needs...

~by Ethan Cole

HANK1 answered on 04/14/07:



Adults do not have stem cells in many vital organs. When those tissues are damaged, scar tissue develops. Only embryonic stem cells, which have the capacity to become any kind of human tissue, have the potential to repair vital organs.

I'm FOR embryonic stem cell research!

HANK

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tropicalstorm asked on 04/14/07 - once again jjg old news

They wasted so much more than food on Katrina it's unreal!
FEMA had a bunch of trailers they were sending to
New Orleans that got stuck in Arkansas or somewhere because they found out there is an ordinance in N.O. that prohibited them.
FEMA sent thousands of dollars that got spent on a fountain and fixing N.O. up for the Mardi Gras and Blanco spent thousands of it totally remodeling her office.
They say Mississippi got hit just as hard but instead of being wasteful, crying and making a political issue out of it the citizens all pitched in and rebuilt Mississippi while N.O. was still crying 'what do we do?'

HANK1 answered on 04/14/07:



This is a good example WHY our fine President should be able to use the line-item veto. This fleecing of America will never end, even if Washington gets rid of all lobbyists. Those cry babies in New Orleans should have got off their butts months and months ago and find employment away from New Orleans and Mississippi. The Mexicans cross our borders illegally. Why can't the Cajuns go from State to State ... legally? I feel that many Katrina 'victims' stayed in New Orleans because they knew our government would sympathize with them and pay them benefits accordingly. Bottom-line: They'd rather be lazy than work. Disclaimer: This doesn't apply to the majority!

HANK

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Toms777 asked on 04/13/07 - How a person becomes Homosexual

Christianity today has an interetsing article about a man who explains how he became a homosexual, and how he once again became a heterosexual.

The Road to Healing

HANK1 answered on 04/14/07:



Once a queer, always a queer!

HANK

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jjgoss asked on 04/13/07 - ..Archbishop Calls for Women Bishops..

..Churches should allow women priests to become bishops, the leader of the Anglican Church in Wales has urged.

Archbishop Barry Morgan, a strong supporter of women priests, expressed his views to the Church in Wales's powerful governing body during its annual conference at the University of Wales in Swansea.

The Archbishop maintains ordaining women as bishops is the ”only logical step” for the Church in Wales to take after allowing female priests. A final decision on whether to allow the move is expected in a year's time.

Women priests were first allowed in the Church in Wales 10 years ago and the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Morgan, said he was "totally convinced" by the theological arguments for the ordination of women bishops.

He said: "On the human side, the priest/bishop represents the Christian community to God and since the community consists of women as well as men, it is right that it [the episcopate] should be open to women as well as men.

"On the divine side since the priest/bishop represents the risen Christ who redeemed both men and women, ordaining women is a testimony to that redemptive inclusiveness.

Dr Morgan said he did not personally see how the Church could "logically exclude" women from being bishops "though I recognise that I live in a church where not everyone
agrees with me".

The Archbishop also said that women priests, and their supporters - including himself - had been victims of discrimination in the church over the last decade.

"Discrimination may not be intentional but it does happen and it has happened to me simply because of the views that I hold on women priests.

In his address to the church meeting Dr Morgan went further to claim prejudice against women was "ingrained in our societies and cultures, including religion".

Dr Morgan called for more women to be represented in the structures of the Church in Wales, something which is already under review.

He said: "It surely cannot be right in a church where most of the worshippers are women, only a third of the membership of this governing body consists of women, with two dioceses having no elected women clerics, another just one and a further two dioceses two women each."

Nia Wyn Morris, the rector of Bala in Gwynedd, welcomed the Archbishop's call.

She said: "If women are ordained deacons, and they can be priests, there is no excuse for women with the ability to do the job not to be ordained bishops."

Rev Morris warned the church was in for a "rude awakening "and said it was an organisation which was "meant to promote equality and clearly was not doing so".

"It's time they made decisions rather than speaking about them," she said...

~by Anne Thomas

HANK1 answered on 04/13/07:


Why not? It might decrease the homosexual population since it has been suggested that the Church in Wales, as a whole, tends to be predominantly High Church. That being said, many of the TRADITIONS inherited from the Roman Catholic Church tend to get the most emphasis, particularly in more rural dioceses.

HANK

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jjgoss asked on 04/13/07 - ..Shot Belfast Missionary Forgives Gunmen..

..There is only one word a Belfast missionary priest has for the men who nearly killed him in South Africa: forgiveness.

Father Kieran Creagh wishes to meet and forgive the robbers who shot him twice at the hospice he founded to help Aids sufferers in Pretoria.

In February, surgeons had to remove one of the bullets from his lung following the shooting.

He is currently back in Belfast to visit his family and to recover over the next few months.

He said: "I don't hold it against them - I forgive them.

"I would just like to meet them. I believe that two of them have been arrested, so hopefully they will get them all.

"Just so that they don't do it to anyone else.

"I would like to say that to them - you don't need to shoot people. Why did you rob?

"I think there is a big problem in South Africa at the moment. There is a lot of violent
crime - it's dreadful."

Fr Creagh has no immediate plans to return to South Africa and will stay in Belfast to recuperate before travelling around Ireland.

He was the first person in Africa to be injected with a trial HIV vaccine, was made Irish International Personality of the Year in 2004. He had volunteered to try out the vaccine, despite being free from the virus himself.

Fr Creagh has worked with Aids patients in the country for a decade and opened the Leratong hospice in 2004.

~by Gretta Curtis

HANK1 answered on 04/13/07:



Since he's a missionary priest, he's expected to forgive. How about forget?

HANK

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tropicalstorm asked on 04/13/07 - according to replies

to my question about where you got your values/morals before you were a Christian it appears that all the Christians that replied (except Stony) were born and raised Christian. So where do Christians get asking others "have you been born again?" if there was no time where you made a decision for Jesus because you were raised that way?

HANK1 answered on 04/13/07:


I've never asked a person in my life if he/she has been reborn. I don't think it's possible or moral to try and recoup Christianity as a basis for individualizing one's personality. It's either all or nothing from the git-go. Seek - find - keep! I also think that babies should NOT be baptised. Biologically, it takes a person 25 years to make a TRUE commitment to something as important as denominational preference. That's when their reasoning ability kicks in. In the meantime, attend different Churches and find out what you believe ... if anything.

HANK

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MarySusan asked on 04/13/07 - Punishment?

Do you think that your Christian God punishes you when you are "bad"?

Or, punishes others?

Why or why not...

HANK1 answered on 04/13/07:



God punishes those with a conscience. This does not include atheists. They don't need one because they make up their own rules. I think an inner voice is telling you, Mary Susan, that you did something wrong when you quit believeing in God. Your superego will eventually sit in judgment on the activities that have led to your miserable feelings. I feel that you are governed by impulse and selfish desires. And you went to Northwestern? How many years?

HANK



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MarySusan asked on 04/13/07 - Why the Friday 13 Superstition?




Why Is Friday the 13th Bad Luck?

If you're one of those people who avoid traveling, going to work, eating in a restaurant or signing important documents on Friday the 13th, you have paraskevidekatriaphobia. There is no need to call the doctor. It means a fear of Friday the 13th.

Friday the 13th is unlucky in North America, Western Europe and Australia and has its roots in both pagan culture and Christian beliefs. In the United States, it is the most widespread superstition. The British Medical Journal reported in 1993 that on Friday the 13th, the number of hospital admissions that are due to vehicular accidents is significantly higher--by as much as 52 percent--than on "normal" Fridays.

Ever since Christ was crucified on a Friday, many Christians believe the sixth day of the week to be unlucky, reports InfoPlease.com. In addition, 13 brings bad luck because that is the number who attended the Last Supper. But such superstitions go back even further than some 2,000 years ago. Norse mythology also reviled the No. 13. Loki, the most loathed of all the Norse gods crashed a dinner party for 12. As the 13th guest, he was said to cause the death of Balder, the god of light, joy, and reconciliation....".

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Are you superstitious?

HANK1 answered on 04/13/07:



Negative because I possess an intermittant reinforcement which makes a response particularly resistant to my extinction. To a fool, the fact that little rituals only work some of the time ensures the fool will continue to use them. There are no little plastic icons on the dashboard of my Thunderbird, and I carry no rabbit's foot. I AM FREE OF ALL SUCH REDNECK NONSENSE, AND I AM HAPPY TO REPORT NO ILL EFFECTS.

HANK

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tropicalstorm asked on 04/13/07 - before you were Christian

where did you get your (GOOD) values morals?
What were they?
How did you change after you became a Christian?

HANK1 answered on 04/13/07:



From the Bible, my parents, my Pastors, Sociology books, my teachers in school, observing others et al. I've always believed in self-improvement. I also used 'trial and error' when I found myself in a different culture. I didn't change after becomeing a Christian. I've always been a Christian, Sapphire.

HANK

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tropicalstorm asked on 04/13/07 - obesity can't be a sin

even though some like to believe so.

Researchers pinpoint gene linked to obesity risk
April 12, 2007 11:20:16 AM PST

Researchers have produced the first clear evidence for a gene common in the population that dictates why some people gain weight while others do not.

They found the gene, called FTO, by studying nearly 39,000 white Europeans in a finding they hope can lead to new ways to fight this growing global health problem.

British researchers, writing in the journal Science on Thursday, said the presence of a version of FTO increased a person's risk for obesity, and it was very common in the people studied -- 63 percent had one or two copies of it.

People with two copies had about a 70 percent higher risk of being obese than people with none and were an average of nearly 7 pounds (3 kg) heavier than a similar person with no copies. Those with one copy had a lesser but still elevated risk.

Genetics has long been assumed to play a role in making some people fatter than others, and previous research had tentatively implicated specific genes.

However, the researchers emphasized, genetics alone cannot fully account for a worldwide surge in obesity in recent decades that experts attribute to multitudes of people eating too much of the wrong foods and getting too little exercise.

Obesity is recognized as a growing public health problem worldwide. Obese people are at greater risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and some cancers.

The researchers said that while improving one's lifestyle is still the key to reducing the obesity epidemic, their findings explain why some people will find it harder to change their weight than others because of their genes.

Researchers led by Andrew Hattersley of the Peninsula Medical School in Exeter and Plymouth and Mark McCarthy of the University of Oxford examined the genetics of nearly 39,000 children and adults from Britain, Finland and Italy.

They found 47 percent had one copy of the variant of the FTO gene and 16 percent had two copies.

The gene's effect was seen by the age of 7, they said.

'REGULATION OF WEIGHT'

"What this study has identified is a genetic variant which is involved in the regulation of weight," Hattersley said in a conference call with reporters. "And the critical role that it plays is in predisposing how much fat people have."

"Although this is the first gene that's been found that plays this kind of role," McCarthy said, "this isn't the whole story."

McCarthy said while extra body fat can be attributed to the presence the gene variant, this gene alone will not explain why some people are, for example, 110 pounds (50 kg) heavier than other people living in similar conditions in the same place.

The researchers said they do not know what the gene actually does to predispose people to obesity.

The researchers said they hope knowledge of the gene's role can lead to new ways of treating and preventing obesity. They said they hope to look at FTO in a more diverse population, including, for example, people from South Asia and U.S. blacks.

The World Health Organization estimated that 1.6 billion adults worldwide are overweight and at least 400 million adults are obese, according to the U.N. agency's definitions. It projected that by 2015, there will be about 2.3 billion overweight adults and more than 700 million obese adults.

Once seen as a problem exclusive to high-income countries, obesity is now on the rise in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban areas, the agency said.


So what does that do to the idea that some think it is a sin to be fat?


HANK1 answered on 04/13/07:



Obese people disgust me. No excuse for being a slob!

HANK

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madddawg asked on 04/12/07 - Quakers on the moon?
Quakers on the moon?

The Prophet Joseph Smith taught that the moon is inhabited by tall quakers, who live a thousand years.
"The inhabitants of the moon are more of a uniform size than the inhabitants of the earth, being about 6 feet in height.
"They dress very much like the Quaker style and are quite general in style, or fashion of dress.
"They live to be very old; coming generally, near a thousand years.
"This is the description of them as given by Joseph the seer, and he could `See' whatever he asked the father in the name of Jesus to see," (Journal of Oliver B. Huntington, Vol. 3, p. 166; as recorded at the Utah State Historical Society).
"Astronomers and philosophers have, from time almost immemorial until very recently, asserted that the moon was uninhabited, that it had no atmosphere, etc. But recent discoveries, through the means of powerful telescopes, have given scientists a doubt or two upon the old theory.
"Nearly all the great discoveries of man in the last half century have, in one way or another, either directly or indirectly, contributed to prove Joseph Smith to be a Prophet.
"As far back as 1837, I know that he said the moon was inhabited by men and women the same as this earth, and that they lived to be a greater age than we do, that they lived generally to near the age of 1000 years.
"He described the men as averaging near six feet in height, and dressing quite uniformly in something near the Quaker style.
"In my Patriarchal blessing, given by the father of Joseph the Prophet, in Kirtland, 1937, I was told that I should preach the gospel to the inhabitants of the sea -- to the inhabitants of the moon, even the planet you can now behold with your eyes," (Young Women’s Journal, Vol. 3, pp. 263-264).

Can anyone provide any evidence to confirm Joseph Smith's teaching about the moonmen?

HANK1 answered on 04/12/07:



All observational evidence and theoretical calculations point to the fact that the MOON is devoid of any atmosphere. Of course these moonmen in mention could appear in someone's dream!

HANK

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belle33 asked on 04/12/07 - Blood

Lev. 18, 10-14, For the life of all flesh is the blood, and ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh. Is a blood transfusion any different than eating blood?

HANK1 answered on 04/12/07:



Dracula says, "If you sip and swallow blood, you can taste it. If you receive a blood transfusion, you don't. Everytime you eat meat, you're consuming blood. Make sure it's done!"

HANK

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tropicalstorm asked on 04/12/07 - To those asking

WHAT EXACTLY & FULLY is YOUR definition of being born again?
How do you believe you BECOME born again?

HANK1 answered on 04/12/07:



To me, being "born again" means to change your mind about something. Karma should not be confused with Fate. Fate is the notion that man’s life is preplanned for him by some external power, and he has no control over his destiny. Karma, on the other hand, can be corrected. Because man is a conscious being, he can be aware of his Karma and thus strive to change the course of events, with the help of superior powers. I don't believe in rebirth. Getting to Heaven isn't that easy.

HANK

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madddawg asked on 04/11/07 - Joseph Smith greater than Jesus

Joseph Smith said, "I have more to boast of than any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter Day Saints never ran away from me yet. History of the church, Volume 6, Pages 408-409.
The God Makers, Ed Decker and Dave Hunt, Huntington Books, 1984, page 46

HANK1 answered on 04/11/07:


Joseph Smith was an optimist who had a great sense of mindly control. A good thing, of course. He had control over an event and 'ran with it.' Moroni was the last Nephite prophet. The point is not that one form of control is better or healthier than the other, but rather that both have their place. Smith's emphasis on primary control helped HIM encourage self-expression, independence and change, at a possible price of self-absorption and loneliness. Smith accomplished what he set out to do. I think he was a great man!

HANK

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madddawg asked on 04/11/07 - What is the meaning of life?
The meaning of life

The last words of Aldus Huxley (humanist) were:
"It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than try to be a little kinder."
That is all there is to life for the humanist. What do you suppose the real meaning of life is?

HANK1 answered on 04/11/07:



When we broaden the definition of intelligence, we see that each of us has something valuable to contribute to the world, whether it as artistic talent, academic ability, creativity, a social conscience, or the energy to get things done. The challenge of life is to promote these potentials within ourselves. Each of us is, in a sense, more than the sum of the individual influences on us. Once these influences become a part of us, they blend and become indistinguishable. This is WHY I conclude that we are All God's children, even though some of us choose the low road to Hell. That's LIFE!

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 04/11/07 - Perk I unconditionally apologize to your wife.

No one deserves what she has to go through and I say that openly,unconditionally and without remorse.

HANK1 answered on 04/11/07:



Why did you add "without remorse?" Type another apology without it and be done with this issue. See my comment to CeeBee!

HANK

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jjgoss asked on 04/11/07 - ..Petra, you deserve to be blocked....by all!!!!!!!!!....

...Pete/Petra, you have been talking like you are uneducated and uncivilized...and your vocabulary is limited to such words like "stupid", "idiot"...frankly, you are just a pest....and a nuisance!!!!!!!!!!....I hope the food that you cook is not as stinking!!!!!!!!!!.......

HANK1 answered on 04/11/07:



One more slip of the tongue against me and I'm blocking his bloody ass. He adds absolutely nothing to this Board in the way of morale et al!

HANK

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CeeBee2 asked on 04/11/07 - The Don Imus thing revisited.

In today's Chicago Sun-Times, a black female columnist said Imus' comment wasn't racist, but just a stupid old white guy's effort to be "hip" and "with it" (and failing miserably, since he has no experience with or understanding of black culture).

The columnist decided the insult was worse because of the "nappy-haired" adjective. Black women, she said, pride themselves on their hair, since hair control is such a challenge for most of them. "Nappy-haired" are fighting words!

Also, she wondered why Rev. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson aren't as upset over rappers' use of "bitch" and "ho" when they describe black women. It's okay, she questioned, if BLACK men call black women that--and make money doing it? What a double standard!

(There is no real question here. I just had to vent along with the columnist.)

HANK1 answered on 04/11/07:



This whole thing has been built WAY out of proportion. Mountain out of a molehill. It goes to show you how the news media goes out of its way to print, distribute and televise yellow journalism. Always negative copy et al. As for Sharpton and Jackson, they've been opportunists all of their lives. Anything for headlines and exposure. Sharpton made an ass out of himself during and after that Brawley case years ago. Anyway, after all is said and done, who gives a damn what Imus said? He apologized! What the hell else does everyone want? Perhaps a civil suit? Again, who gives a damn! That's their sweat! Not ours.

HANK

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Pete. asked on 04/11/07 - Block

Hey, peddler's blocked me. That makes two,
the other being Gossy. What are they afraid of???

HANK1 answered on 04/11/07:



Your mouth. I told you this would happen if you didn't shape up! You didn't! Just for the record: I didn't block you, even though you called me everything from an idiot to being insane.

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 04/11/07 - Can the RCC make Atheism Holy?

You said, "Mind you, evolutionism is atheism."
You might believe that BUT that does not make it so.
If fact it is not true except for those who are atheists.
For Christians like me it is not true.
So quit lying about that.
It is just another of your very many lies you have posted here.


First please notice the pattern of pagans claiming that anyone who disagrees with them is lying. Of course no evidence is given other than there yelling and screaming Liar Liar pants on fire.

"This ‘General Theory of Evolution’ (GTE) was defined by the evolutionist Kerkut as ‘the theory that all the living forms in the world have arisen from a single source which itself came from an inorganic form.’"

Evolution is and always has been the atheists creation myth. No leader in the so called theory has ever been a Christian. It is the anti-thesis of Christianity.

"Jaron Lanier: “There’s a large group of people who simply are uncomfortable with accepting evolution because it leads to what they perceive as a moral vacuum, in which their best impulses have no basis in nature.”
Richard Dawkins: “All I can say is, That’s just tough. We have to face up to the truth.”
“Evolution: The dissent of Darwin,” Psychology Today, January/February 1997, p. 62"

No amount of sugar coating will change the fact that slime to slimeball evolution is anti Christian.
The blessing of the Pope cannot turn atheism into Christianity. The Pope is not God on earth or anywhere else.




HANK1 answered on 04/11/07:



PAUL SAID, "God is not the author of confusion," (I Corinthians 14:33)

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 04/11/07 - Is the the Christianiy Forum or Sluts are Us?

MarySusan 04/10/07
He's never said anything about his penis; **I** would have remembered. ;););) I love the penis talk. :D

Less commonly, the penis is sometimes pierced or decorated by other body art. Other than circumcision, male genital alterations are almost universally elective and usually for the purpose of aesthetics or increased sensitivity. Piercings of the penis include the Prince Albert piercing, the apadravya piercing, the ampallang piercing, the dydoe piercing, and the frenum piercing. Foreskin restoration or stretching is a further form of body modification.
Perk


This is further proof of my contention of the Amorality and hatred of Christians by the enemies of God. How low can you be to post this vile drivel on the Christianity forum?

HANK1 answered on 04/11/07:



Thanks for the info, Peddler. I don't get to the Forum much. Anyway, this has to stop and PDQ. Mary Susan is an atheist. So, I guess this is what SOME atheists do to draw attention. All I can suggest is -- STOP IT! Freedom of speech doesn't apply! That's porn!

HANK

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Bobbye asked on 04/10/07 - IMUS!

After viewing myriad posts with unflattering remarks about someone or someone's wife along the lines of Imus' despicable remarks of "nappy-headed hors" (referring to the Rutgers Women's Basketball team), do you think a two-week suspension is appropriate for Imus?

WHAT WOULD BE THE PROPER DISCIPLINE FOR A PERSON OF HIS STATUE MAKING SUCH RACIST AND DEGRADING REMARKS?
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THE RESPONSE BY COACH C. VIVIAN STRINGER:

"These young ladies before you are valedictorians, future doctors, musical prodigies," coach C. Vivian Stringer told a nationally publicized news conference a day after the uproar over Imus´ comments led to a two-week suspension of his show.
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And we wonder why the world is in chaos? Look at what a T.V./radio icon is saying about such fine young ladies! DEPLORABLE!

Thanks for your comments.
Bobbye
P.S. "YES," THIS POST CONCERNS "CHRISTIANITY!" The majority of his audience is in America with many "Christian" listeners. WHY HAVEN'T THEY SPOKEN OUT AND DEMANDED A GREATER PUNISHMENT FOR HIS REMARKS?


HANK1 answered on 04/10/07:



I don't think Imus should be suspended! He kinda sounded like he was kiddin'. Jock talk! Anyway, he'll suffer in his own right by being shunned somewhat by the public and his sponsors. Self-destruction. Over-kill by the media! Just a slip of the tongue ... perhaps! Remember Nick the Greek? He made some remarks about African Americans a few years ago. That was HIS downfall. Imus should have learned a lesson from old Nick.

HANK

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belle33 asked on 04/09/07 - Periciles

I am truly sorry for saying such a thing about your wife. I absoloutly do not believe she is a whore nor a slut. I am sorry from the bottom of my heart but you keep provoking it. I'm sorry, sorry sorry.

HANK1 answered on 04/09/07:


Your apology shows what kind of a Christian you are, Belle. A darn good one. Many, many people write things they don't mean. It's just human nature to do so. Anyway, Pericles should accept your sincere intent to be friends. I think he will. Wish I could unblock DOMINO and Pericles. But, as has been said, management must do it. Question: Where's management?

HANK

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PrinceHassim asked on 04/09/07 - To whom does Hilter belong?

Adolf Hitler claimed he was Christian!

Evangelical Christian leaders supported Hitler greatly; even Baptists were split over whether Hitler was truly Born Again. Listen to Adolf's testimony:

"My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior" - Speech, 12 April 1921

Adolf Hitler professed faith in Jesus Christ and claimed to be a Christian! He affirmed the Christian faith, never shut down a Christian church, and claimed that his actions during World War II were fully consistent with Biblical teaching and commandment.

Adolf Hitler claimed to be Christian. He regularly invoked the name of "God" and "Lord", he regularly called upon "faith in the Almighty", and he regularly stated the importance of the Christian faith as a foundation for the entire nation!

A German woman wrote a letter to a friend just weeks before Hitler's suicide in 1945. She expressed outrage because she finally believed the 'rumors', that the "SS" had been systematically murdering Jews all during the war. She said, "This is totally outrageous and must stop. Why, someone should tell Adolf"!

"My feeling as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior... I am fighting for the work of the Lord." - Speech, 12 April 1921

"Hitler is reported to have spoken, glowingly, about raising the 'treasures of the living Christ,' the persecution of the 'true Christians and sanctimonious churches that have placed themselves between God and man and to turn away from the anti-Christian , smug individualism of the past,' and 'to educate the youth in particular in the spirit of those of Christ's words that we must interpret anew: love one another; be considerate of your fellow man; remember that each of you is not alone a creature of God, but that you are all brothers!" [Turner, "In Hitler-- Memoirs of a Confidant", Ch. 23;]

"In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might ..."

"Today, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed his blood upon the Cross."

"As a Christian ..."

"For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people."

"When I go out in the morning and see these men standing in their queues and look into their pinched faces, then I believe I would be no Christian, but a very devil, if I felt no pity for them, if I did not, as did our Lord two thousand years ago, turn against those by whom today this poor people are plundered and exploited."

"The church is certainly necessary for the people. It is a strong and conservative element." ["Memoirs" Albert Speer, p. 95]

Later on this same page, Albert Speer noted that Hitler strongly believed that the Christian church was indispensable in political life.

"We don't want to educate anyone in atheism. ["Hitler's Table-Talk", p. 6]

"God is with us" - [Calic, Edouard, Ed., "Secret Conversations With Hitler," The John Day Company, p. 6:

Hitler repeated this phrase exceedingly often in his speeches, and he always drew the applause.

"We do not forget the influence of the churches"

"Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator" [Hitler, Mein Kampf]

"The established Methodist church paper, the Friedensglocke, vouched for the authenticity of a story about Hitler where he invited a group of deaconesses from the Bethel Institutions into his home at Obersalzberg .. The deaconesses entered the chamber and were astonished to see the pictures of Frederick the Great, Luther, and Bismarck on the wall ...

One sister could not refrain from saying: 'Herr Reichkanzler, 'from where do you get the courage to undertake the great changes in the whole Reich?' Thereupon Hitler took out of his pocket the New Testament of Dr. Martin Luther, which one could see had been used very much, and said earnestly: "From God's word." [Helmreich, Ernst Christian, "The German Churches Under Hitler," Wayne State University Press, 1979, p., p. 139]

"The National Socialist State has not closed a church, nor has it prevented the holding of a religious service, nor has it ever exercised any influence upon the form of a religious service. It has not exercised any pressure upon the doctrine nor on the profession of faith of any of the Confessions. In the National Socialist State anyone is free to seek his blessedness after his own fashion...." [Hitler, a speech in the Reichstag on 30 Jan. 1939]

"I am absolutely convinced of the great power and the deep significance of the Christian religion, and consequently will not permit any other founders of religion (Religionsstifter) ... I will protect the rights and freedom of the church and will not permit them to be touched. You need have no apprehensions concerning the freedom of the church.
[Hitler, quoted from "The German Churches Under Hitler", p.241]

"Secular schools can never be tolerated because such a school has no religious instruction and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith. From our point of view as representatives of the state, we need believing people."
[Hitler, quoted from The German Churches under Hitler, p.241]

" 'Except the Lord built the house they labour in vain'.... The truth of that text was proved if one looks at the house of which the foundations were laid in 1918 and which since then has been in building.... The world will not help, the people must help itself. Its own strength is the source of life. That strength the Almighty has given us to use; that in it and through it we may wage the battle of our life.... The others in the past years have not had the blessing of the Almighty-- of Him Who in the last resort, whatever man may do, holds in His hands the final decision. Lord God, let us never hesitate or play the coward, let us never forget the duty which we have taken upon us.... We are all proud that through God's powerful aid we have become once more true Germans."
[Adolf Hitler, in a speech in March 1933]

"... the fall of man in paradise has always been followed by his expulsion." [Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)]

"...that is why the prophet seldom has any honor in his own country." [Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf); referring to Jesus' words, John 4:44]

History records that many Evangelical, and even Baptist, preachers, teachers, and leaders went over to Hitler's "morality."

"If anyone can lay claim to God's help, then it is Hitler, for without God's benevolent fatherly hand, without his blessing, the nation would not be where it stands today. It is an unbelievable miracle that God has bestowed on our people."
[Evangelical Minister Rust, in a speech to a mass meeting of German Christians on June 29, 1933 [Helmreich, Ernst Christian, "The German Churches Under Hitler," Wayne State University Press, 1979, p. 138]

"Other pastors openly welcomed the Nazi's, believing that the reintroduction of government by Christian authorities, affirmed St. Paul that 'the power that be are ordained by God'." (Romans 13:1) ["Christianity in Europe during WWII", by Jim Walker, 1 June, 2000]

"... a number of U.S. Baptists wrote sympathetically of Hitler's Germany. I came to this conclusion while writing an article on the Baptist World Alliance congress in Berlin in 1934. An immense Nazi flag, hung where the congress met, was a vivid reminder of the bloody purge executed only a few weeks before by anti-Semitic fascists.
["U.S. Baptists said surprisingly nice things about Hitler", Baptist Standard, by Professor Lloyd Allen - Church History at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky -- May 27, 2002]

"John Sampey, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, cautioned against hasty judgment of a leader (Hitler) who had stopped German women from smoking cigarettes and wearing red lipstick in public.

The Watchman-Examiner carried a letter by Boston pastor John Bradbury. Of the congress, he wrote, "It was a great relief to be in a country where salacious sex literature cannot be sold; where putrid motion pictures and gangster films cannot be shown."

Professor Allen lists some other specific reasons these Baptist leaders gave Hitler such a pass on the clear evidences of spiritual disaster:

"This focus on [Hitler's] personal piety resulted partially from a frontier religious ethic. On the American frontier, where Baptist strength arose in the Second Great Awakening, the most crucial ethical decisions were personal--alcoholism, spousal abuse and violence. Few complex social structures existed on the frontier to attract a sustained moral critique. Baptists equated eliminating the sins of the flesh with Christian living."

"Mass evangelism was a second factor in Baptist blindness to the Nazi evil. Some Baptists believed that evangelism and the world order were two circles that never intersected ... "Evangelical Christianity transcends all political and social systems," according to an Alabama Baptist article that appeared that same year. As long as governments, even fascist governments, did not interfere with soul-saving, they could be tolerated." [Ibid.]

What would Jesus say in response to this nonsensical line of argument? "Ye blind guides, filtering out a gnat, and gulping down a camel." Matt 23:24; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]

Professor Allen explains in another article, "How Baptists Assessed Hitler, written in September, 1982:

"Surely a leader who does not smoke or drink, who wants women to be modest, and who is against pornography cannot be all bad, or so the reasoning went. As M. E. Aubrey of England observed in the Baptist Times, Hitler had “brought almost a new Puritanism, which makes its appeal to our Baptist friends, and for the sake of which they can overlook much that cuts across their natural desires.” Baptists from the United States ignored the fact that interpreters were barred from even rendering the word “democracy” in Aubrey’s speech. Priority was placed on personal habits, to the detriment of larger, more vital issues."

M.E. Aubrey admitted there was much about Hitler that was of great concern to Christians, but he smoothed that problem over by stating that Hitler's "new Puritanism" is so strong that Christians can "overlook much" about him that gives them great concern! In other words, Christians who had personally compared Hitler's spiritual fruits against Bible doctrine, and had concluded he was evil, could "overlook" their conclusions because of Hitler's supposed "new Puritanism"!

Professor Allen records for posterity that the numbers of Baptists who felt positive about Hitler was far more than a few radical fringe types:

"“Quite a number of correspondents of our Southern Baptist papers writing about the BWA seemed to have a kindly feeling and a good word for Hitler and his regime,” Wrote R. H. Pitt in "Religious Herald."

Victor I. Masters of the Western Recorder went even further, writing, “Most of the testimony we have from our brethren who went to the [1934] Baptist World Alliance in Berlin has seemed with great spontaneity and readiness to accept the opinion that all is well in Germany."

Did you catch that phrase, uttered even as Hitler was beginning to secretly murder Jews: "all is well in Germany".

Professor Allen drops a bombshell in identifying the major issue blinding Baptists to Hitler: he had them focussing on one major issue:

"A final reason for Baptist vulnerability to Hitler’s 1934 policies was a single-issue criterion for appraising foreign governments: anticommunism. In 1934, if a government was anti-Communist, it deserved recognition and support. Dr. Leek wrote:

'Our observation is, that while Hitlerism is doubtless not the ultimate end, for Germany directly or Europe indirectly, it is for Germany a safe step in the right direction. Nazism has at least been a bar to the universal boast of Bolshevism'
[Alabama Baptist XCIX 36 (September 6, 1934)]."

Another Baptist leader, Dr. Daddy, stated: "Hitler was not perfect, but at least he was anti-Communist."

Therefore, because Hitler strongly opposed Communism, as did international Baptists, it was all right to ignore all the spiritually rotten fruit coming from Hitler and his National Socialist regime!

"I do not remember even a single occasion when Hitler gave any instructions that ran counter to the true Christian spirit and to humaness.
[Wagener, quoted in "Turner, Jr., Henry Ashby, "Hitler-- Memoirs of a Confidant," Yale University Press, 1978, p.147]

Hitler wanted to combine all the regional Protestant churches into a single and united Reich Church. In 1933, a few Protestant Pastors, namely Martin Niemöller, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Karl Barth and others formed the "Pastors Emergency League" which later became known as "The Confessing Church" to oppose the state controlled Nazi Church.

"It bears some importance to understand that Germany did not recognize the Confessing Church as an official Church. Not only the Nazis, but all other Protestant Churches condemned the Confessing Church. They thought of it as a minority opposition that held little power. The vast majority of German churches supported Hitler and his policies against the Jews."
["Christianity In Europe During World War II, by John Walker June 2002].

Many Evangelical and Baptist leaders supported Hitler, especially during the early years, 1921-1939, when their determined opposition might have made a difference.

Evangelical and Baptists supported Hitler because he claimed Jesus as his Lord and Savior.


Adolph Hitler was never a Mormon. Tomsmeddlingdawg can have him back.


HANK1 answered on 04/09/07:



HITLER WAS A FASCIST PIG WITH NO CONSCIENCE! Update: The German eagle is the PHOENIX that consumed itself in flames, and who could possibly be destined by GOD to rise from the ashes to surpass its former glory and transform the Earth. I must ask you, "Has Hitler has been resurrected?" bin Laden is the present day EAGLE who has been conducting the whispers of another HOLOCAUST. The Muslims are his messengers of death. BUT, the instinct of survival will eventually shine through in our favor!

HANK

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madddawg asked on 04/09/07 - The magic cookie

Is it wrong for a Christian to worship the magic cookies that the Roman religion priests claim to change into God?

HANK1 answered on 04/09/07:



As a Christian, I wouldn't advise it! The cookie is still a cookie, and not God.

HANK

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madddawg asked on 04/09/07 - Pope Benedict

Does anyone know if Pope Benedict was “inspected” to avoid the embarrassment of another Pope Joan?

HANK1 answered on 04/09/07:



Pope JOAN lives nextdoor ... west of our swimming pool! A ray of sunlight shines on her at midnight! What a gal!

HANK

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STONY asked on 04/09/07 - I RECEIVED THIS YESTERDAY...

~He Is God~

He is the First and Last,
The Beginning and the End!

He is the keeper of Creation and the Creator of all!
He is the Architect of the universe and the Manager of all times.
He always was, He always is, and He always will be ...
unmoved, Unchanged, Undefeated, and never Undone!

He was bruised and brought healing!
He was pierced and eased pain!
He was persecuted and brought freedom!
He was dead and brought life!
He is risen and brings power!
He reigns and brings Peace!
The world can't understand him,
The armies can't defeat Him,
The schools can't explain Him, and The leaders can't ignore Him.
Herod couldn't kill Him, The Pharisees couldn't confuse Him, and The people couldn't hold Him!
Nero couldn't crush Him, Hitler couldn't silence Him,
The New Age can't replace Him, and "Oprah" can't explain Him away!

He is light, love, longevity, and Lord.
He is goodness, Kindness, Gentleness, and God.
He is Holy, Righteous, mighty, powerful, and pure.

His ways are right,
His word is eternal,
His will is unchanging, and His mind is on me.
He is my Savior,
He is my guide, and He is my peace!
He is my Joy,
He is my comfort,
He is my Lord, and He rules my life!

I serve Him because His bond is love,
His burden is light, and His goal for me is abundant life.

I follow Him because He is the wisdom of the wise,
the power of the powerful,
the ancient of days, the ruler of rulers, the leader of leaders, the overseer of the overcomers, and is to come. And if that seems impressive to you, try this for size.

His goal is a relationship with ME!
He will never leave me,
never forsake me,
never mislead me,
never forget me,
never overlook me and
never cancel my appointment in His appointment book!

When I fall, He lifts me up!
When I fail, He forgives!
When I am weak, He is strong!
When I am lost, He is the way!
When I am afraid, He is my courage!
When I stumble, He steadies me!
When I am hurt, He heals me!
When I am broken, He mends me!
When I am blind, He leads me!
When I am hungry, He feeds me!
When I face trials, He is with me!
When I face persecution, He shields me!
When I face problems, He comforts me!
When I face loss, He provides for me!
When I face Death, He carries me Home!

He is everything for everybody everywhere, every time, and every way.

He is God, He is faithful. I am His, and He is mine!

My Father in heaven can whip the father of this world.
So, if you're wondering why I feel so secure, understand this...

He said it and that settles it.
God is in control, I am on His side,
and that means all is well with my soul.


Everyday is a blessing for GOD Is

HANK1 answered on 04/09/07:



By death, God is not referring to the physical death which we might have in mind. Rather, God is referring to something which will happen in eternity, AFTER our physical deaths. The Scriptures refer to this event as the "second death." The first death separates us from our bodies and takes us from this world. The second death is different. It also entails a separation, but it's the separation of one group of people from another: the righteous and the forgiven on one hand and the wicked and the unrepentant on the other. The two groups will be judged separately. At least that's the way I see it.

HANK

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jjgoss asked on 04/09/07 - ..Winning on Easter Makes Masters More Special for Johnson..

..AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Zach Johnson will take a win at the Masters Golf Tournament any day.

That he did it on Easter made it even more special.

After he finished the 18th hole at Augusta Sunday, Johnson said, "Being Easter, my faith is very important to me." He added that he "felt Jesus" and his family were looking after him.

Johnson became one of the most unlikely Masters champions ever, holding off Tiger Woods to win the year's first major by two strokes. It was only his second victory on the PGA Tour.

Johnson told reporters that regardless of what happened, his "responsibility was to glorify God." And he added, "Hopefully, He thinks I did."..



HANK1 answered on 04/09/07:



... and beating Tiger and two others by two strokes makes it a little more special. Zach's from Iowa City, IA! His wife had a baby in January. The three of them had a little 'reunion' behind #18 green after Zach putted out. He cried on her shoulder. Glad he won. Good guy! First of many wins, I hope. He's 31.

HANK

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MarySusan asked on 04/08/07 - Easter 2007

By Cheryl Saban

"I woke up to the knowledge that this is the day we celebrate Christ's resurrection from the dead. I have songs of my childhood Sunday school in my mind..."Jesus Christ is risen today - Hallelujah." I ponder that day - an event that occurred more than two thousand years ago, and wonder.
All things considered - and correcting for the obvious differences based on technological advances, was the political environment similar to what we find today? The wars and clashes between people of ancient days were violent and bloody - torture was common place and people could be easily persuaded to bend one way or another. This hasn't changed. Just read the news. In ancient days - and for the moment, I'm talking about Jesus' time - the debate about who should rule over whom was a main topic of discourse. This also hasn't changed. And where does religion fit into the political dialog?

When Jesus Christ lived on earth, political unrest was not a new topic. People were enslaved - if not literally with shackles, then figuratively by political propaganda. Rome ruled the area we now call Israel and Palestine. But the indigenous people there, exhausted as they were from the yolk of a distant dictator, often fought among themselves for superiority. The story as I learned it in Sunday school, was that the Jews of the day were tired of being oppressed - a common, recurrent theme of the Jewish people. They hoped for their Messiah to come to save them. For some, this Messiah would be a King of Kings - more powerful than any administrator or prefect of Rome. This King would be strong - he would be tough. He would lead his people to a position of might and power.

But the Jesus of my early learning was not so tough. He was wise, and kind, forgiving, and meek. He wasn't portrayed (at least in my Sunday school), as a mighty ruler who would bring Rome to its knees; who would take the helm in a bloody earthly battle in a King of the hill-type event. Jesus became King of the Hill, of course, but not in the way most Jews of the day had hoped. Rather than sporting armor, shield and sword, and assuming his rightful place on the throne of Jerusalem, Jesus was a simply-clothed, sacrificial lamb who asked his followers to turn the other cheek, and forgive each other. If He could have used miracles to prevent his hideous torture, humiliation, and long-drawn-out, painful death, He, for some reason, chose not to. I was always taught that He was doing God's will. Dying hideously, piteously on a cross was His destiny, and His sacrifice was meant to signify redemption for all mankind. The people who could have saved Him, railed against Him, so conflicted were they about the sociopolitical environment they found themselves in. Instead of a tough ruler; a King with muscle to overthrow the bondage of a long-distance dictator, Jesus was a gentle shepherd, using kindness and reason to gather God's flock. He claimed to be able to perform miracles, but would not do them on command, and would not do them to save His own life...."

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HANK1 answered on 04/08/07:


"I wake up everyday with a smile on my face. Every single day," Saban says. "I am so blessed. When you are given things, it is my belief that you have a responsibility to give back."

Easy to say: After all, the butler has just removed a tray of tiny, crustless sandwiches. This is another world. It sometimes feels like a fantasy. She has had many lives, "sort of like a cat." In this incarnation, she is purring.

Source: Saban's Web Site

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 04/08/07 - President's Easter Message + A.C.L.U. Bigotry

Washington Weekly Review
Friday, April 6, 2007
Roberta Combs, President
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On Good Friday, President George W. Bush issues Easter Greeting to Americans saying: "On this powerful day, let us join together and give thanks to the Almighty for the glory of His grace"

President George W. Bush spending his 7th Easter weekend in office issued the following proclamation from the White House in Crawford, Texas:


"Laura and I send greetings to all those celebrating the glorious Easter holiday.



The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most important event of the Christian faith. Easter morning holds wonder and promise, and it is a chance for people everywhere to gather with family and friends to celebrate the power of love conquering death. In this season of renewal, we can rejoice in Christ's rising, draw strength and inspiration from His example, and remember that in the end, even death itself will be defeated.



This Easter we pray for all our men and women in uniform and for the military families whose loved ones are deployed on important missions in distant lands. We remember especially those who have given their lives in freedom's cause.



On this powerful day, let us join together and give thanks to the Almighty for the glory of His grace.



Happy Easter, and may God bless you.



GEORGE W. BUSH






Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Rebukes the ACLU on Wednesday and Rules that the National Scout Jamboree Will Go on as Scheduled/Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt Attended National Scout Jamboree in 1937


Today, the Boy Scouts of America won a major victory over their tormentors -- the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other atheists -- as the 7th United States Circuit Court of Appeals 3-judge panel ruled that the 2010 National Scout Jamboree will be able to use military facilities and that the ACLU's claim that accommodation for the Boy Scouts by the military is unconstitutional is solely without merit.



The three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the plaintiffs who were represented by the ACLU had absolutely no standing in a case that accuses the American military for violating the United States Constitution by allowing the Boy Scouts of America to use its facilities. The ACLU had begun its lawsuit in 1999 citing the Boy Scouts' "duty to God" as reason for the military to deny its facilities to the Boy Scouts for its National Jamboree.



Presidents of the United States of America have attended the Boy Scouts' National Jamboree ever since Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt attended in 1937. At the last Boy Scouts Jamboree in 2005, 300,000 visitors attended along with 43,000 scouts and their leaders at Fort A. P. Hill in Virginia. The 2010 National Scout Jamboree will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.



The Jamboree requires the construction, maintenance and disassembly of the scouts' so-called "tent city" which is capable of supporting tens of thousands of people for a week or longer.


Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…”

HANK1 answered on 04/08/07:


That's my man --- President Bush, a great Christian!

HANK

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Toms777 asked on 04/08/07 - John 1:1 - Is Jesus "a god"

One of the key arguments that the Watchtower Society puts forward to try to argument against the Biblical teaching that Jesus is God is to try to alter the translation of John 1:1. The Watchtower Society New World Translation (1) (NWT) states the follows for John 1:1:

"In [the] Beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god"

The same passage reads as follows from the NKJV (2) :

John 1:1
1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
NKJV

The key portion of this passage that we need to focus on is the part which states "..the Word was God.".
Because of the fact that both Jehovah's Witnesses and Christians acknowledge that the reference to the Word is a reference to Jesus, this is a critical passage. If this does indeed say that Jesus is God, then this is a major blow to one of the most important doctrines of the Watchtower Society. The rest of this article therefore will focus on this part of the passage and what the passage actually says when we look at the passage in the original Greek.

The original passage in Greek reads:

kai theos en ho logos.

The definite article applies to the subject, which is this case is the Word. The Word is the subject, not God.

Second thing to understand about Greek is that the word order may vary, but is important for the purposes
of emphasis. In the original Greek, theos is the first person or item mentioned, and though the words may
be in any order, the word which is put first is placed in that position for emphasis. The "word" comes later
in the sentence. Thus, in Greek, it would read, "What God was, the Word was". In English, we translate
this to "The Word was God".

The Jehovah witnesses translate this to read "the Word was a god" based upon a mis-translation of the Greek, making the assumption that "ho" translates to "a" in English as definite article while when "theos" does not have an definite article, it should be assumed to have an indefinite article (Greek does not have an indefinite article). Without trying to get into details of Greek translation, we can demonstrate that this is not correct by simply showing that in Greek, the one true God is referred to elsewhere in the New
Testament by the term "theos" without the definite article. Examples:

Matt 1:23
23 "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,"
which is translated, "God with us."
NKJV

Matt 15:4
4 For God commanded, saying, 'Honor your father and your mother' and, 'He who curses father or
mother, let him be put to death.'
NKJV

Mark 2:7
7 Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
NKJV

Luke 20:38
38 "For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him."
NKJV

There are many more examples throughout the New Testament which could be given. In each example
given, the Watchtower Society New World Translation translates the word "God" with the exception of
Luke 20:38 where they translate it as "a God" (note the capital "G").

The problems with this are numerous. First and foremost, this creates two gods and yet scripture is abundantly clear throughout that there is only one true God (Deut 6:4, Zech 14:9 and many others).

Secondly, they are inconsistent in their translation of passages which lack the definite article. Indeed, to claim that there is more than one god mentioned in this passage from John 1:1, then the Greek would have to read as follows:

kai ho logos en theos.

Note how logos now becomes the emphatic and God is demoted? This teaching is a heresy which is known
as Arianism, and when you mis-translate the Greek in this manner, you end up with two gods, instead of the
one that scripture says exists. Another mistake would have been to word it as:

kai ho logos en ho theos.

Which reads "..and the Word was the God", which in Greek would say that the Word was God the Father,
rather than simply God. This is another heresy. But John was quite specific in his wording to be clear that Jesus is God, but not God the Father. Thus John 1:1 says that the Word (Jesus) is God, and though He is God, the one true God, He is not God the Father. John 1:1 is thus presenting the doctrine of the trinity nicely.

References:

(1) New Word Translation (NWT), Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania, 1961
(2) Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright 1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by Permission. All rights
reserved.
(3) Greek New Testament, United Bible Societies, 1975
(4) Basics of Biblical Greek, William D. Mounce, Zondervan Publishing House, 1993.
(5) Reasoning from the Scripture with the Jehovah Witnesses, Ron Rhodes, Harvest House Publishers, 1993

HANK1 answered on 04/08/07:


I wish God and Jesus would show up on Earth. They could discuss this issue on a Talk Show or from the White House. Jesus is God. I wish the Greeks would have written their Scriptures in plain English, even though there wasn't such a language.

HANK

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hOPE12 asked on 04/08/07 - In Reply to "Can one see God Literally? You decide!

Hello Everyone,

My Reply to the many scriptures quoted. I use the New King James Version of the Bible so none can say that is just what my Bible states:

Here are some scriptures some have used to prove that “we can see God and live.” I respectively disagree with that statement.

Let us take those scriptures one at a time

“Judg 13:22-23
22 And Manoah said to his wife, "We shall surely die, because we have seen God!" “
My reply:
Note please take this scripture in context with the same two verses quotes above in further detail and surrounding scriptures in that same chapter:

I quote NKJV:
“Judges 13:15-22 (New King James Version)
15 Then Manoah said to the Angel of the LORD, “Please let us detain You, and we will prepare a young goat for You.”
16 And the Angel of the LORD said to Manoah, “Though you detain Me, I will not eat your food. But if you offer a burnt offering, you must offer it to the LORD.” (For Manoah did not know He was the Angel of the LORD.)
17 Then Manoah said to the Angel of the LORD, “What is Your name, that when Your words come to pass we may honor You?”
18 And the Angel of the LORD said to him, “Why do you ask My name, seeing it is wonderful?”
19 So Manoah took the young goat with the grain offering, and offered it upon the rock to the LORD. And He did a wondrous thing while Manoah and his wife looked on— 20 it happened as the flame went up toward heaven from the altar—the Angel of the LORD ascended in the flame of the altar! When Manoah and his wife saw this, they fell on their faces to the ground. 21 When the Angel of the LORD appeared no more to Manoah and his wife, then Manoah knew that He was the Angel of the LORD.
22 And Manoah said to his wife, “We shall surely die, because we have seen God!”
Did you all take note that Monoah was speaking to the “Angel of the Lord.” Not God himself. In verse 22 Monorah told his wife, “We shall die, because we have seen God.”

Is that proof that Monoah and his wife literally saw God? No it does not because this account also speaks of the angelic messenger as “God’s angel” and “the angel of the true God.” (Judges 13:2-18) In verse 22, Manoah says to his wife: “We shall positively die, because it is God that we have seen.”

This can also be understood as he did not actually see God, but Monoah felt that way because he had seen the materialized personal spokesman for God, as brought out in verse 15 where it plainly says
“15 Then Manoah said to the Angel of the LORD,” Why would it not have been written that way and what would be the purpose of saying in verse 15, if it was not was God’s angel? Please explain that one to me.
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Next scripture: Genesis 32: 24-30
When Jacob wrestled with a man that was actually a materialized angel of God was blessed with a new name, that of Israel. Israel means “ruling with God; soldier (wrestler) with God”; and Jacob called the location “Peniel”, meaning “face of God”, saying, “I have seen God face to face.” (Gen. 32:24-30)

But actually it was only God’s materialized angel that he had seen and wrestled with, and who withheld his name, as was usual with such materialized spirit creatures.

Now let us take the word “Israel” Notice what the dictionary states about this name.
I quote:

“op Web Results for "Israel"

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) - Cite This Source
Is•ra•el /ˈɪzriəl, -reɪ-/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[iz-ree-uhl, -rey-] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun 1. a republic in SW Asia, on the Mediterranean: formed as a Jewish state May 1948. 5,534,672; 7984 sq. mi. (20,679 sq. km). Capital: Jerusalem.
2. the people traditionally descended from Jacob; the Hebrew or Jewish people.
3. a name given to Jacob after he had wrestled with the angel. Gen. 32:28.”

Did you note the third definition? The dictionary even says Jacob wrestled with an Angel, not God but one of God’s angels.

Now let us find the definition of the word “Peniel”
Peniel
Peniel, face or vision of God; that sees God
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary



I quote: “Peniel” The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia Copyright © 2004, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press
Penuel
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Cite This Source

Penuel - face of God, a place not far from Succoth, on the east of the Jordan and north of the river Jabbok. It is also called "Peniel" meaning "I have seen a divine being face to face, yet my life is preserved." Here Jacob wrestled (Gen. 32:24-32) "with a man" ("the angel", Hos. 12:4. Jacob says of him, "I have seen God face to face") "till the break of day."
A town was afterwards built there (Judg. 8:8; 1 Kings 12:25). The men of this place refused to succour Gideon and his little army when they were in pursuit of the Midianites (Judg. 8:1-21). On his return, Gideon slew the men of this city and razed its lofty watch-tower to the ground.

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No man may see me and yet live.” (Ex 33:20) John said: “No man has seen God at any time.” (Joh 1:18) Therefore, when Jesus told his disciple Philip: “He that has seen me has seen the Father also” (Joh 14:9), and when the apostle John said: “He that does bad has not seen God” (3Jo 11), obviously they were speaking of seeing God, not with one’s physical eyes, but with what the apostle Paul described as ‘the eyes of the heart.’ (Eph 1:18) Those who see with the eyes of the heart are those who have really come to know God, appreciating his qualities, and that is why John could say: “He that does not love has not come to know God, because God is love.”—1Jo 4:8.
When the apostle Paul had only a glimpse of the manifestation of Jesus Christ after Jesus’ resurrection, he fell to the ground and was blinded by the brilliance, a miracle being required to restore his sight. (Ac 9:3-5, 17, 18; 26:13, 14) Likewise, angels are far more powerful than men. (2Pe 2:11) They are glorious, brilliant ones and have appeared as such in physical manifestations. (Mt 28:2-4; Lu 2:9) These spirit sons of God have vision strong enough to see and endure the brilliance of the Almighty God.—Lu 1:19.
Nevertheless, God does not expose men to such an experience. In loving-kindness he enables men to see his fine qualities through his Word, including the revelation of himself by means of his Son, Christ Jesus.


John 1:18 (King James Version)
18No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
Now think and use common sense, if Jesus and God are the same and the son is in the bosom of the Father, who he had declared, how can God be in his own bosom of himself????


Since the Father has always been invisible to humans, he reveals himself through Christ, for Jesus, when on earth, revealed the fine personality of God, so that he could say: “He that has seen me has seen the Father also.” (John 14:9)

How did God speak to Moses “face to face”? This expression denotes intimate two-way conversation. Moses talked with God’s representative and orally received instruction from God through him. But Moses did not see God, since ‘no man can see God and yet live.’ In fact, God did not personally speak to Moses. The Law “was transmitted through angels by the hand of a mediator,” states Galatians 3:19.
Galatians 3:19 (King James Version)
19Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
John 4:24 (New King James Version)
24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
The King James Version puts it this way:
John 4:24 (King James Version)
24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Now lets reason on the matter that some have claimed that humans can see God.
This is an experience that no human eyes could endure, for God himself told Moses: “No man may see me and yet live.” (Ex 33:20) Was God lying to Moses?

John said: “No man has seen God at any time.” (Joh 1:18)
Was John lying and should we only believe half of what the Bible says?

Therefore, when Jesus told his disciple Philip: “He that has seen me has seen the Father also” (Joh 14:9), and when the apostle John said: “He that does bad has not seen God” (3Jo 11), obviously they were speaking of seeing God, not with one’s physical eyes, but with what the apostle Paul described as ‘the eyes of the heart.’ (Eph 1:18)

Ephesians 1:18 (King James Version)
18The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

Those who see with the eyes of the heart are those who have really come to know God, appreciating his qualities, and that is why John could say:
1 John 4:8 (New King James Version)
8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

Jesus’ statement about seeing the Father was meant to be understood figuratively and not literally is evident from his own statement at John 6:45 as well as from the fact that John, long after Jesus’ death, wrote: “No man has seen God at any time; the only-begotten god who is in the bosom position with the Father is the one that has explained him.”—


John 1:18 (New King James Version)

18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son,[a] who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him


1 John 4:12 (New King James Version)

12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.

We live in a highly controversial world, and each person is able to give opinions and insight to many topics and situations. When it comes though to accuracy of a matter and the stated facts, we must include all contents of those facts.

When examining the New King James Version of the Scriptures, each person can see for themselves as to the accuracy of the stated fact. If we are to believe or begin to believe anything at all, it needs to be logical and accurate as to the actual quote. When examining the NKJV of the scriptures we either take all statements into consideration in any said discussion, to draw a logical conclusion.

Here are some question to stated facts.
1)
Can man see God with the literal eye? If so then why would some scriptures quoted above say “That no man can see God and live?” Is this statement a lie?


Some claim that Moses saw God’s face. Did he really see God’s Face?
Exodus 33:18-24 (New King James Version)

18 And he said, “Please, show me Your glory.”
19 Then He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” 20 But He said, “You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live.” 21 And the LORD said, “Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock. 22 So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by. 23 Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.”

Now ask yourself this, do you believe all of what the scriptures say or just what fits the teachings you force on 0thers? ? Take note of your own Bible and see verse 18 where Moses wants to see God’s glory and then in verses 19-20, God’s answer to Moses is in verse 20 very plain and self explanatory. I quote: “20 But He said, “You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live.”

We must take all the scriptures and read them in context, not pick and choose which to accept and which ones don’t fit with what we personally believe. A person either believes in the Bible or they do not!

The e problem is that imperfect men put too much stock in what they can see with their eyes. We cannot see the Sovereign Lord. He is a spirit being, invisible to human eyes. (John 4:24)

Besides, if a flesh-and-blood human were to stand in the immediate presence of God God, the experience would prove fatal. God himself told Moses: “You are not able to see my face, because no man may see me and yet live.”
Exodus 33:20;
John 1:1 Here is the scripture you guys started with, and here is my reply to you:

John 1:1 (New King James Version)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

At John 1:1, which refers to Jesus as “the Word,” some Bible translations say: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” But notice, verse 2 says that the Word was “in the beginning with God.” And while men have seen Jesus, verse 18 says that “no man hath seen God at any time.” (Authorized or King James Version)

So we find that some translations of verse 1 give the correct idea of the original language when they read: “The Word was with God, and the Word was divine,” or was “a god,” that is, the Word was a powerful godlike one. (An American Translation) Clearly, Jesus is not Almighty God. In fact, Jesus spoke of his Father as “my God” and as “the only true God.”—

Notice this is the –New King James version and the King James Version:::
John 20:17 (New King James Version)

17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’”

Now for the King James Version: Not my Bible the NWT
John 20:17 (King James Version)

17Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

John 17:3 (King James Version)

3And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.


John 17:3 (New King James Version)

3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
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Now again let reason on logic. Why would Jesus himself say don’t touch me because I have not ascended to My Father and Your Father, My God and Your God? If Jesus was God, why would he need a God, and if Jesus was God would he ascend to himself?

Then in John17:3, Why would Jesus speak of two separate persons? Notice what it state; “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”

First, Jesus refers to the only true God as you. Is Jesus speaking of himself as you??????

Then it goes on to state “and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” Why if Jesus is God would he speak in this manner. Why would he not state he sent himself forth?? Why does he speak in the plural?

The question as to who is right or wrong in their teachings, is really not the issue here, but what is, is “Do Christians believe in all that the Bible says, or just what goes along with their personal beliefs and teachings.

I personally would love to see the replies and explanations of Christians of “Why would such a statement as found in John 4:24, Exodus 33:20, 1 John 4:12, John 1:18, “That no man can see God and live.’ If we can literally see God? It just does not make sense to me. Explain this in a logical way to me please.

Take care,
Hope12

HANK1 answered on 04/08/07:



If you believe Jesus is GOD, GOD has been seen. That's your bottom-line, HOPE!

HANK

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Toms777 asked on 04/07/07 - Should we Praise Joseph Smith?

The following are lyrics to a Mormon hymn (It is in the Mormon hymnal that I have). I have some comments identified by the numbers located throughout the lyrics, with a question to follow at the end:

Praise to the man who communed with Jehovah!
Jesus annointed that Prophet and Seer.
Blessed to open the last dispensation,
Kings shall extol him, and nations revere.(1)

Chorus

Hail to the Prophet, ascended to heaven!
Traitors and tyrants now fight him in vain.
Mingling with Gods(2), he can plan for his brethren;
Death cannot conquer the hero again.

Praise to his mem'ry, he died as a martyr;
Honored and blest be his ever great name!(3)
Long shall his blood, which was shed by assasins,
Plead unto heav'n while the earth lauds his fame.

Chorus

Great is his glory and endless his priesthood(4).
Ever and ever the keys he will hold. (5)

Faithful and true he will enter his kingdom,
Crowned in the midst of the prophets of old.

Chorus

Sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven;
Earth must atone for the blood of that man.(6)
Wake up the world for the conflict of justice.
Millions shall know "Brother Joseph" again.

Chorus

My question follows the following comments:

1) We find references to God being extoled (Ps 30:1, Ps 68:4, Ps 145:1, Dan 4:37). We finding nothing about extoling (which means To praise highly; exalt) any man in scripture.

2) Scripture says that there is only one God (1 Tim 2:5 amongst others).

3) The name of Jesus is the name which is blessed above all names (Phil 2:9-11).

4) Heb 7:17 says that it is Jesus who has the endless priesthood.

5) Jesus has the keys (Rev 1:18)

6) It is only through Jesus that we can receive atonement (Rom 5:11 and others). Indeed if the writer of this song is suggesting that earth must atone for the blood of Joseph Smith, then he is placing Smith well above Christ, since it is not earth atoning for Christ, but Christ atoning for the earth.

My question:

Why would a church which profess to be Christian endorse and sing a song which tries to take attributes belonging solely to God and apply them to Joseph Smith?

HANK1 answered on 04/08/07:



Some people will do anything to be recognized and gain power! I wonder what Moroni does on Easter!

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 04/08/07 - Okay Perk

I am very sorry for your wife.

BTW I found a picture of you.

HANK1 answered on 04/08/07:



Peddler just said, "I am very sorry for your wife." (Is Pericles a wife?)

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 04/08/07 - The Real Easter Bunny?



HANK1 answered on 04/08/07:



Are we back to genetics and chromosones as the physical basis of transmission? I'm color blind! Good lookin' bunnies, Peddler! Are they off to the Playboy Mansion?

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 04/08/07 - We all need to pray for the soldiers and their families.

They can't be with their families tomorrow.

And for Domino and those that despise them.

HANK1 answered on 04/08/07:



I'll use the book of the Church of England and some other Anglican churches while doing so since this Book of Common Prayer is derived from breviary and missal. On second thought ...

HANK

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curious98 asked on 04/08/07 - Jesus Christ has resurrected.

Jesus Christ has resurrected! Allelujah! There is still hope for all of us

Curious98

HANK1 answered on 04/08/07:



Most Christians hold that on Judgment Day the souls of men will be rejoined with the bodies of their risen who have been glorified and incorrupted. Not everyone gets to Heaven. Question: Why doesn't God send down more Sons of God to teach us that Jesus DID DIE on the cross for us?

HANK

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tropicalstorm asked on 04/08/07 - how often should churches give communion

I was wondering where many churches came up with communion once a month or whatever they decided for their church and how often the Bible would say communion should be given. I found this article and wondered what are your thoughts ON THE article?

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HANK1 answered on 04/08/07:



Our Lutheran Church gives Communion on the first and third Sundays of each month. To opine: That's enough transubstantiation. Should we take it? The Lord commands it! (Luke 22:19).

HANK



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madddawg asked on 04/08/07 - Pope John Paul is almost a saint. Toms777 is already a saint!!!

John Paul Sainthood Push Moving Ahead, April 1st, 2007, Las Vegas Sun, Nicole Winfield
Catholic Church officials reach a key milestone in the drive to make Pope John Paul II a saint Monday, closing an investigation into his life and handing over a dossier detailing the purported miraculous cure of a nun who prayed to him.
The events come two years to the day after John Paul died - a remarkably fast pace that underscores the church's keen interest in beatifying John Paul and responding to the calls of "Santo Subito" or "Sainthood Immediately!" that erupted after his death.

I understand that some like Saint Thomas have already attained sainthood. I was wondering if they could shed some light upon how one becomes a saint?

HANK1 answered on 04/08/07:



There are many who are extraordinarily charitable, patient and self-denying. Perhaps we should give this NUN a bit more time for people to conclude that she's fit as a fiddle. What was her malady?

HANK

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madddawg asked on 04/08/07 - Dogs exist

Brigham Young, one of the false prophets of the mormon religion said:
Gods exist and you better srive to be one.

One of the living prophets

has said, "Dogs exist and you better strive to be one."

But recorded in the infallible words of God are the words of the Omniscient God, who said.
Isaiah 44:8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.

Who should we believe, Brigham Young, Dogbert or the Omniscient God?

HANK1 answered on 04/08/07:



GOD, of course! Dog spelled backwards spells GOD.

HANK

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PrinceHassim asked on 04/07/07 - Time to clean up the board.


Er ... what?


HANK1 answered on 04/07/07:



Things are much better here than they were a week ago. I'm quite sure they will get even better!

HANK

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MaggieB asked on 04/07/07 - What does the "easter bunny" have to do with Easter?

This I found which explains quite a bit of the question.


The Easter bunny has its origin in pre-Christian fertility lore. The Hare and the Rabbit were the most fertile animals known and they served as symbols of the new life during the Spring season.

The bunny as an Easter symbol seems to have it's origins in Germany, where it was first mentioned in German writings in the 1500s. The first edible Easter bunnies were made in Germany during the early 1800s. These were made of pastry and sugar.

The Easter bunny was introduced to American folklore by the German settlers who arrived in the Pennsylvania Dutch country during the 1700s. The arrival of the "Oschter Haws" was considered "childhood's greatest pleasure" next to a visit from Christ-Kindel on Christmas Eve. The children believed that if they were good the "Oschter Haws" would lay a nest of colored eggs.

The children would build their nest in a secluded place in the home, the barn or the garden. Boys would use their caps and girls their bonnets to make the nests . The use of elaborate Easter baskets would come later as the tradition of the Easter bunny spread through out the country.

MaggieB

HANK1 answered on 04/07/07:



Most brilliance comes from Germany, Maggie. Want some exercise? Try this, compliments of the Bunny Trail people:

"Start out with the children on an "island". This can be a mat, carpet, or taped off area. Each child receives an egg and is told that the Easter Bunny needs help delivering them to the island across the gym, also made from a mat, carpet, or taped off area. Tell the children that they must follow the Bunny Trail to deliver the egg. The Bunny Trail is an obstacle course that may contain as many or as few stations as you feel your children can handle. You may want to include some of the following: hopping through a line of hoops, jumping over a river made from taped lines, walking across a balance beam, and/or following different shaped pathways made from cutout footprints taped to the floor. Ask the children to perform certain parts of the course while skipping, crawling, tip-toeing, and/or going backwards. The path should end at the island at the other end of the gym where the egg is put in the basket. Have the children repeat this with the remaining eggs."

Am I in my second childhood already? Hope so! HAPPY EASTER, Maggie!

HANK

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Toms777 asked on 04/07/07 - Must we believe False Prophecy?

Maddawg's last questions raised an interesting question regarding false prophecies. On the court record of the Douglas Walsh trial, held in the 1950's in Scotland, we read the following excerpt from the testimony of Haydon C. Covington, legal counsel for the Watchtower Society. (I can provide a scanned copy of the page upon request):


Q. Back to the point now. A false prophesy was promulgated?
A. I agree that.
Q. It had to be accepted by Jehovah?s Witnesses?
A. That is correct.

Q. If a member of Jehovah?s Witnesses took the view himself that that prophesy was wrong and said so he would be disfellowshipped?
A. Yes, if he said so and kept persisting in creating trouble, because if the whole organisation believes one thing, even though it be erronious and somebody else starts on his own trying to put his ideas across then there is disunity and trouble, there cannot be harmony, there cannot be marching. When a change comes it should come from the proper source, the head of the organisation, the governing body, not from the bottom upwards, because everybody would have ideas, and the organisation would disintegrate and go in a thousand different directions. Our purpose is to have unity.
Q. Unity at all costs?
A. Unity at all costs, because we believe and are sure that Jehovah God is using our organisation, the governing body of our organisation to direct it, even though mistakes are made from time to time.
Q. And unity based upon an enforced acceptance of false prophecy?
A. That is conceded to be true.

Q. And the person who expressed his view, as you say, that it was wrong, and was disfellowshipped, would be in breach of the Covenant, if he was baptized?
A. That is correct.
Q. And as you said yesterday expressly, would be worthy of death?
A. I think - - -
Q. Would you say yes or no?
A. I will answer yes, unhesitatingly.
Q. Do you call that religion?
A. It certainly is.
Q. Do you call it Christianity?
A. I certainly do.


My question is:

Is unity so important as to require that we believe false prophecy or be deemed worthy of death and if so, where would we find support for this position in the Bible?

HANK1 answered on 04/07/07:



It is part of traditional Christian belief that the Holy Spirit or Ghost spoke through the prophets. The Nicene Creed foretold the life and passion of Christ. In the New Testament, the term PROPHESY is used for enthusiastic and presumably inspired utterance. At times, this sort of prophesy has played a DUBIOUS role in the history of Christianity, but there have been orthodox Christian preachers and MYSTICS who have spoken and acted like prophets. Men and women who interpret for a divine power have existed in the religions and cults of the World since ancient times.

We find support for this position in the Bible!

HANK

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Toms777 asked on 04/07/07 - Evolution - A "Just-so" Story?

Rudyard Kipling asked how the leopard got its spots, the rhino its wrinkled skin. He called his answers "just-so stories." When evolutionists try to explain form and behavior, they also tell just-so stories—and the agent is natural selection. Virtuosity in invention replaces testability as the criterion for acceptance.

(Gould, S.J. (1980) "Sociobiology and the Theory of Natural Selection" in SOCIOBIOLOGY: BEYOND NATURE/NURTURE?, G.W. Barlow and J. Silverberg eds., Westview Press Inc., Boulder, Colorado pp. 257-269. Reprinted in PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGY, M. Ruse ed., Macmillan Publishing Co., New York, pp. 253-263.)

HANK1 answered on 04/07/07:



Since there's no question, I'll just say that readers loved Kipling's romantic tales about the adventures of Englishmen in strange and distant parts of the world. Characteristic for Kipling is sympathy for the world of children, satirical attitude toward pompous patriotism, and belief in the blessings and superiority of the British rule, without questioning its basic nature. Remember this:

"Yes, Din! Din! Din!
You Lazarushian-leather Gunga Din!
Though I've belted you and flayed you,
By the livin' Gawd that made you,
You're a better man that I am, Gunga Din!" - from 'Gunga Din', 1890

HANK

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jjgoss asked on 04/07/07 - ..What you should know about angels...

..Angels are very active in the Bible and are used by God as messengers, warriors, and servants. The word "angel" comes from the Greek word "angelos" which means messenger. Angels are spiritual beings without bodies of flesh and bones, though they apparently have the ability to appear in human form (Gen. 19:1-22). Angels had many functions. They praised God (Psalm 103:20), served as messengers to the world (Luke 1:11-20, 26-38; Luke 2:9-14), watched over God’s people (Psalm 91:11-12), and were sometimes instruments of God’s judgment (Matt. 13:49-50).

The Bible tells us that God created the angels and that at some time in the distant past there was a rebellion in heaven and many of the angels fell. Apparently, it was the elect angels that did not fall (1 Tim. 5:21). The Bible says that angels were created by Christ (Col. 1:16), that they carry out the will of God (Psalm 103:20; Matt. 6:10), they worship God and Christ (Phil. 2:9-11; Heb. 1:6), are wise (2 Sam. 14:20), mighty (Psalm 103:20), holy (Matt. 25:31), and innumerable, (Heb. 12:22). However, angels are not to be worshipped (Col. 2:18; Rev. 19:10; 22:9) since they are creatures.

..Are there different kinds of angels?

Apparently, there are different kinds of angels with different characteristics and roles: cherubim, seraphim, and archangels. It may also be that there are "powers" and "principalities" that further describe ranks in the angelic realm, but it is debated. Nevertheless, I'll focus on the three main groups.

I. "Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew" (Isaiah 6:2).
1. They praise God (Isaiah 6:3).
2. The word "seraphim" (singular is seraph) probably a translation of ‘fiery ones’ and probably stems from the fiery imagery often associated with the Presence of God (cf. Ezek. 1:27).

II. "So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life" (Gen. 3:24). See also Exodus 25:18-22; Heb. 9:5.

1. Cherubim are typically represented with wings, feet, and hands, but are described in different forms as having two faces (Ezek. 41:18) and even four faces (Ezek. 10:21).

2. Cherubim were considered to be angels that guarded sacred things. In Gen. 3:24 they guarded the tree of life. They were over the Ark of the Covenant on the Mercy Seat (1 Sam. 4:4). See also Psalm 80:1; 99:1

3. Figures of Cherubs were embroidered on the temple veil (Exodus 26:31; 2 Chron. 3:7) and lavished Solomon's temple (1 Kings 6:26ff).

III. "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first" (1 Thess. 4:16).

1. The word "archangel" is not found in the Old Testament. References to Michael archangel appear only in 1 Thess. 4:16 and Jude 9. However, Gabriel, who is considered an archangel appears in both the OT and NT. In the OT he is found in Dan. 8:15-26 and 9:21-27. In the NT he is mentioned in Luke 1:11-20, 26-38. He seems to be a messenger angel.

2. On the other hand, Michael the archangel seems to be a warrior angel (Rev. 12:7) who does battle (Dan. 10:13, 21; 12:1 ).

3. An interesting note is that in Rom. 8:38, Eph. 1:21, and Col. 1:16, the word ‘principalities’ is used. In Greek the word has the prefix of "arche" suggesting archangel. Some think this means there is a hierarchy of angels as is suggested in 1 Pet. 3:22: "who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him."...

~Christian Apologetics

HANK1 answered on 04/07/07:



"In the Koran and the Christian Bible, the elect and God's favorites sit on the right hand side, and the damned on its left. In the Gospel of Matthew, the author has Jesus place God's followers (the sheep) on its right and the goats (non-followers) on its left hand side (Matthew 25:33). The Catholic Church held for over a thousand years that being left handed made you a servant of the Devil and that anything left-handed was evil. Muslims forbid the touching of any holy scripture with the left hand. Jesus sits on the right hand of God. In pictures of the Last Judgement, the Christian God shows his disciples their new heavenly abode with his right hand, and points with his left to hell. The Left Hand Path, therefore, being the demonic, the diabolical and the Earthly path to Hell."

Source: Left Hand Path

Don't play musical chairs once you enter His domain. GO ANGELS!

HANK

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jjgoss asked on 04/07/07 - ..The original sin..

..Original sin is known in two senses: the Fall of Adam as the "original" sin and the hereditary fallen nature and moral corruption that is passed down from Adam to his descendents. It is called "original" in that Adam, the first man, is the one who sinned and thus caused sin to enter the world. Even though Eve is the one who sinned first, because Adam is the Federal Head (representative of mankind), his fall included or represented all of humanity. Therefore, some hold that original sin includes the falling of all humanity. Some see original sin as Adam's fallen nature is passed to his descendents. "Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned," (Rom. 5:12).

Original sin is not a physical corruption, but a moral and spiritual corruption. It could be compared to the Reformed Doctrine of Total Depravity which states that sin has touched all parts of what a person is: heart, mind, soul, will, thoughts, desires, etc.

There has been much debate over the nature of the sin of Adam and how it effected mankind. Pelagius taught that Adam's sin influenced the human race only as a bad example and that all people are born in the same state as Adam was before his fall. Augustine taught that men inherit natural corruption from Adam.

At the return of Christ and the resurrection of all Christians, the sin nature will be done away with...


~Christian Apologetics

HANK1 answered on 04/07/07:


Before St. Augustine, the "doctrine of original sin" was unknown to the Jews and to the Christians. It was taught by St. Paul and found in the fourth Book of Esdras, a work written by a Jew in the first century AFTER Christ and widely read by the Christians. We don't know for sure if ALL "sin nature" will be done away with when Christ returns. This depends on what's left - a vacuum, a World, a Universe et al.

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 04/07/07 - Is Pelosi Is Our Neville Chamberlain ?


By Ronald Kessler
With her trip to Syria, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi achieved two things: She undercut her own credibility in Washington, and she spotlighted what is wrong with the Democrats' approach to national security.
The spectacle of Pelosi making nice with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in Damascus and accepting at face value his claim that he is ready to "resume the peace process" with Israel had a large portion of official Washington tittering.
At the same time, Syrian authorities were telling the local press that there had been no change in its position. And Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told Pelosi that "a number of Senate and House members who recently visited Damascus received the impression that despite the declarations of Bashar al-Assad, there is no change in the position of his country regarding a possible peace process with Israel."
Pelosi's Charade
Moreover, Pelosi misrepresented Israel's position to Assad, announcing that she had delivered a message from Olmert that "Israel was ready to engage in peace talks" with Syria. Olmert quickly issued a statement denying that.
Even the Washington Post saw through the charade.
"Ms. Pelosi not only misrepresented Israel's position, but was virtually alone in failing to discern that Mr. Assad's words were mere propaganda," an editorial in the paper said. The editorial added that "Ms. Pelosi's attempt to establish a shadow presidency is not only counterproductive, it is foolish."
While that is certainly true, the specter of Pelosi naively chatting with Assad and announcing that she had helped achieve a diplomatic breakthrough also highlights all that is wrong with the Democrats' approach to foreign police today.
Syria hosts the exiled leadership of Hamas, as well as other Palestinian radical groups, and is a major supplier of funds to Hezbollah. Syria is also believed to be involved in the assassination of Lebanese political figures and allowing its territory to be used by jihadists fighting against the United States-led coalition and the coalition-backed government in Iraq.
History Repeats
Pelosi's willingness to undercut the president and accept the word of the chief of state of a sponsor of terrorism is on a par with the Democrats' effort to set a timetable for fighting the war in Iraq. It brings to mind the efforts of Joseph P. Kennedy, the founder of the Kennedy dynasty, to appease Adolf Hitler.
As ambassador to the Court of St. James, Joe Kennedy met on June 13, 1938 with Herbert von Dirksen, the German ambassador. The two got along famously, and Dirksen later reported on the conversation in great detail to Baron Ernst von Weizsäcker, the German state secretary.
According to that report, Kennedy confided to the German ambassador that Neville Chamberlain, the British prime minister, was anxious to have some sort of settlement with Germany. By saying this, he undercut Great Britain's negotiating position with Hitler. Moreover, Kennedy said President Roosevelt was not anti-German and wanted friendly relations with Hitler. However, no European leader spoke well of the Germans because most of them were "afraid of the Jews" and did not "dare to say anything good about Germany . . ." Kennedy stated.
Even as the two met at the German embassy in London, Hitler was planning to gobble up most of Europe and exterminate the Jews. The following year, World War II began after Hitler invaded Poland.
"Speaker Pelosi is the Neville Chamberlain of our time," said Brad Blakeman, a Republican strategist who was an aide in the Bush White House. "Cowering to and appeasing the dictator of a terrorist state was a disgrace to the high office she holds. The Sryians used this visit to validate their bad behavior by propagandizing the whole visit and her anti-war stance."
The Pelosi visit underscores that, when it comes to dealing with our enemies, the Democrats live in a dream world. Yet when another terrorist attack occurs in the U.S., they will be the first to say President Bush did not do enough to protect the country.

http://www.newsmax.com/kessler.cfm?s=al&promo_code=31D6-1

HANK1 answered on 04/07/07:



Here's something to really think about (2008):

Hillary Clinton, President

Nancy Pelosi, Vice-President

Bill Clinton, Secretary of State

* I'm just afraid a WHITE FLAG would be waving above the White House for all the World to see if this came to pass. Remember, you heard it here first!

HANK

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STONY asked on 04/07/07 - CAN ANYONE ANSWER MY ? IN MANAGEMENT..

NOBODY HAS VISITED THERE IN SO LONG THERE IS DUST ON THE FLOOR?

HANK1 answered on 04/07/07:



Out with it unless it's too personal. We'll answer it here! Helping others is the Christian thing to do. Happy Easter, STONY!

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 04/07/07 - New Poll

WEB EXCLUSIVE
By Brian Braiker
Newsweek
Updated: 2:04 p.m. CT March 31, 2007
March 30, 2007 - A belief in God and an identification with an organized religion are widespread throughout the country, according to the latest NEWSWEEK poll. Nine in 10 (91 percent) of American adults say they believe in God and almost as many (87 percent) say they identify with a specific religion. Christians far outnumber members of any other faith in the country, with 82 percent of the poll’s respondents identifying themselves as such. Another 5 percent say they follow a non-Christian faith, such as Judaism or Islam. Nearly half (48 percent) of the public rejects the scientific theory of evolution; one-third (34 percent) of college graduates say they accept the Biblical account of creation as fact. Seventy-three percent of Evangelical Protestants say they believe that God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years; 39 percent of non-Evangelical Protestants and 41 percent of Catholics agree with that view.
Although one in ten (10 percent) of Americans identify themselves as having "no religion," only six percent said they don’t believe in a God at all. Just 3 percent of the public self-identifies as atheist, suggesting that the term may carry some stigma. Still, the poll suggests that the public’s tolerance of this small minority has increased in recent years. Nearly half (47 percent) of the respondents felt the country is more accepting of atheists today that it used to be and slightly more (49 percent) reported personally knowing an atheist. Those numbers are higher among respondents under 30 years old, 62 percent of whom report knowing an atheist (compared to just 43 percent of those 50 and older). Sixty-one percent of the under-30 cohort view society as more accepting of atheists (compared to 40 percent of the Americans 50 and older).

Poll

HANK1 answered on 04/07/07:


Paul Harvey commented on these stats a couple of days ago over the radio. I think it's great news. Hope the 6 percenters are at peace with themselves. Atheists have noone to account TO for their actions. Nor do they have to account FOR their actions. I must ask, "Do they have a conscience?" Sure doesn't sound like they do! If they do, they don't have to explain themselves to anyone for doing wrong. I guess they call this FREE WILL as we do.

HANK

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Rosekeeper asked on 04/06/07 - Who is the word?

Hello Experts
Now that I have left the NWT, and went back to read the King James Version, I am still at lost, of who God is?

Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.

Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Joh 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
(Correct me Please, if I am wrong?) Is this Scripture saying, that Jesus Christ, is God, or simply a god, the way I was taught, when I was younger?
Thank you all.

HANK1 answered on 04/06/07:



God has been and always will be your teacher, Joy. His best subject is kinetics. He tells you everyday to be at liberty to move in any manner in obedience and hurdle all the material barriers that limit your path to happiness. Who is God? Look at yourself in a mirror. Then tell yourself, "That guy (in your image) put me on Earth and is telling me how to act so I can realize Salvation when the time comes." Lutherans believe that Jesus is God. At least that's what my Pastor told me. Maybe that'll help!

HANK

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belle33 asked on 04/06/07 - What happened

to our non-insult day? I knowed it! I just knowed it!

HANK1 answered on 04/06/07:


Just call it free association, Belle. This is the device idiots use when they say whatever comes to mind. Hoping some earthlings improve is an illegitimate infringement on their autonomy. Simply stated, they have self-defeating habits and repetitive problems. These chronic patterns are hard to unravel, if not impossible. But, we all know this, don't we?

HANK

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PrinceHassim asked on 04/06/07 - Who are these that sit on thrones in heaven?


And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them:

HANK1 answered on 04/06/07:


Ouch!

Answer: Those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus! (KJV)

They sat with Jesus for a thousand years. Good for them.

HANK

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jjgoss asked on 04/06/07 - ..Pilgrims mark Good Friday in Jerusalem..

..JERUSALEM (AP) - Christian pilgrims from around the world filled the narrow cobblestone streets of Jerusalem's Old City on Good Friday, some carrying large wooden crosses as they followed the route Jesus took on the way to his crucifixion.

Pilgrims from the United States, India, South Korea, the Philippines, Russia and other countries retraced Jesus' walk as he carried his cross through Jerusalem on the day of his death. Many held candles and sang hymns in languages including English, Latin and Hindi.

"I can imagine Jesus walking here with the cross," said Alex Kim, 18, of Seoul, South Korea.

Dragan Petrodic, wearing a Serbian flag on his shoulder, said, "I'm here to see and kiss all the places where God has been."

Nearby, an Arab vendor shouting in Russian hawked small crosses for $10 apiece.

One group, from California and South Korea, re-enacted Jesus' last hours before his crucifixion. A South Korean pilgrim played the role of Jesus, covered with blood, wearing a crown of thorns and burdened by a cross. He was escorted by others dressed as Roman centurions.

"The Lord moves us to come here," said one of the centurions, Bob Payton of Orange County, California, who added that this was his third Good Friday visit.

Clergymen in colorful robes, representing different Catholic and Orthodox denominations, filed early Friday into the ancient Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where many believe Jesus was crucified, died and was buried. In an annual tradition, the church's doors were unlocked by a member of the Muslim family that has held the key for centuries.

Inside the church, pilgrims pressed their heads to the long, smooth stone where the faithful believe Jesus' body was washed after being removed from the cross.

The calendars of five major Christian sects coincide this year, a convergence that happens only once every four years, and crowds were expected to be larger than usual.

Hundreds of police were deployed around the Old City to maintain order, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.

There are 14 stations along the route, known as the Via Dolorosa, or Way of Sorrows, each marking an event that befell Jesus on his final walk. The final five stations are inside the church.

The proprietor of a pizzeria near the Via Dolorosa's fourth station, giving his name only as Nasser, said he remembered bigger crowds before Israeli-Palestinian violence erupted in 2000. While Asian and African pilgrims were well-represented, he said, western Europeans had yet to return in large numbers.

"Many tourists are still scared. They're still keeping away," he said......

HANK1 answered on 04/06/07:



The Way of Sorrows follows the route of Jesus' last journey from the Court of Pilate to Golgotha. The events recalled on the route are largely anecdotal but each has a ring of truth to it which is hard to ignore. What was that journey like? Who did Jesus meet on the way? What happened and what did it mean? Maybe some western Europeans are superstitious. Why be scared?

HANK

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CeeBee2 asked on 04/06/07 - Preimplantation genetic manipulation.

I just finished a novel in which Anna was conceived as a perfect blood, bone marrow, and organ match for her older sister Kate who has leukemia and whose only chance at life seems to be what Anna can provide from her own body.

Up until now, their parents have given doctors permission for Anna to donate blood (platelets) and bone marrow to Kate. Anna is 13, and Kate needs a kidney transplant - or she will die.

Anna loves her sister but has begun to resent the obligation of "being always on call". She wonders if giving up a kidney is the best thing for her own future. Do the parents have the right to insist on Anna's cooperation? Dare Anna say no, with the result that her sister will die (and possibly will anyway, even WITH the kidney)?

HANK1 answered on 04/06/07:


It's Anna's decision. Giving up a kidney at that age would be very compromising. " ... and possibly will (die) anyway,..." Losing one kid is better than taking a chance on losing two.

HANK

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revdauphinee asked on 04/06/07 - for domino

for your i formation I hate no one I will however admit my hatred for a doctrine that enslaved its believers and demeans its women May i recomennd you get and read a book writen by a mulsim woman who I admire abouve anyone!It is called "the trouble with Islam today"by Irshad Manji>this is one woman i holsd in such high esteem for her courage in writing the truth about islam You politiacu correct folk who hide your heads in the sand can call me whatever you like it bothers me not one iota i will neot sit by and quietly se the country i have grown to love destroyed by appeasement of an open enemy .

HANK1 answered on 04/06/07:



Study FASCISM, Dorothy. Then apply what you read to Islam. We aren't fighting terrorism. We're fighting Islamic FASCISM.

FASCISM is "a philosophy or system of government that is marked by stringent social and economic control, a strong, centralized government usually headed by a dictator, and often a policy of belligerent nationalism." (From The American Heritage Dictionary)

Why do you care what people call you? I've been called every name in the book. Do I care? Heck no. However, I might care if someone said things to my face. Then we'd be on even terms.

HANK

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jjgoss asked on 04/06/07 - ..Has anyone seen God or not?..

..Has seen

1.(Gen. 17:1) – “Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty ; Walk before Me, and be blameless;


2. (Gen. 18:1) Now the LORD appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, while he was sitting at the tent door in the heat of the day.”


3. (Exodus 6:2-3) – “God spoke further to Moses and said to him, "I am the LORD; 3and I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as God Almighty , but by My name, LORD, I did not make Myself known to them.”


4. (Exodus 24:9-11) – “Then Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, 10and they saw the God of Israel; and under His feet there appeared to be a pavement of sapphire, as clear as the sky itself. 11Yet He did not stretch out His hand against the nobles of the sons of Israel; and they saw God, and they ate and drank.”


5. (Num. 12:6-8) – “He said, "Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, shall make Myself known to him in a vision . I shall speak with him in a dream. 7"Not so, with My servant Moses, He is faithful in all My household; 8With him I speak mouth to mouth, Even openly, and not in dark sayings, And he beholds the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant, against Moses ?"


6. (Acts 7:2), "And he [Stephen] said, "Hear me, brethren and fathers! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran. . . "


..Has not seen


1. (Exodus 33:20) – “But He [God] said, "You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live !"


2. (John 1:18) – “No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.”


3. (John 5:37) – “"And the Father who sent Me, He has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time nor seen His form.”


4. (John 6:46) - "Not that anyone has seen the Father, except the One who is from God; He has seen the Father.”


5. (1 Tim. 6:15-16) – “He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion ! Amen.”


It is evident above that God was seen. But, considering the "can't-see-God" verses, some would understandably argue that there would be a contradiction. Once explanation offered is that the people were seeing visions, or dreams, or the Angel of the LORD (Num. 22:22-26; Judges 13:1-21) and not really God Himself. But the problem is that the verses cited above do not say vision, dream, or Angel of the LORD. They say that people saw God (Exodus 24:9-11), that God was seen, and that He appeared as God Almighty (Exodus 6:2-3).
At first, this is difficult to understand. God Almighty was seen (Exodus 6:2-3) which means it was not the Angel of the Lord, for an angel is not God Almighty, and at least Moses saw God, not in a vision or dream, as the LORD Himself attests in Num. 12:6-8. If these verses mean what they say, then we naturally assume we have a contradiction. Actually, the contradiction exists in our understanding, not in the Bible--which is always the case with alleged biblical contradictions.
The solution is simple. All you need to do is accept what the Bible says. If the people of the OT were seeing God, the Almighty God, and Jesus said that no one has ever seen the Father (John 6:46), then they were seeing God Almighty, but not the Father. It was someone else in the Godhead. I suggest that they were seeing the Word before He became incarnate. In other words, they were seeing Jesus.
If God is a Trinity, then John 1:18 is not a problem either because in John chapter one, John writes about the Word (Jesus) and God (the Father). In verse 14 it says the Word became flesh. In verse 18 it says no one has seen God. Since Jesus is the Word, God then, refers to the Father. This is typically how John writes of God: as a reference to the Father. We see this verified in Jesus own words in John 6:46 where He said that no one has ever seen the Father. Therefore, Almighty God was seen, but not the Father. It was Jesus before His incarnation. There is more than one person in the Godhead and the doctrine of the Trinity must be true.....

~Christian Apologetics

HANK1 answered on 04/06/07:



More contradictions. If Moses saw God, why didn't he write some descriptive prose about His appearance for the World to visualize? Wouldn't that have been a HOOT?

HANK

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CeeBee2 asked on 04/06/07 - What should he do, part 2. The resolution.

MaryLou and her husband met with her counselor who served as an unbiased soundingboard. (ML takes meds and is seeing a counselor because of chronic clinical depression. The counselor helps ML set goals and meet those goals.)

The husband agreed to put aside the immediate family celebration of holidays and substitute them with regularly-scheduled volunteering that will benefit others. The entire family visits weekly an area nursing home and also an animal shelter. They sit with nursing home residents and do jigsaw puzzles or play bingo, and at the shelter groom the animals and walk the dogs.

Since she is the only JW in the family, ML compromised by saying the grandparents could still send birthday and Christmas gifts to the children. A small live Christmas tree is set up in her family room, she and her husband and the two children have fun researching for and then making all the decorations (popcorn strings, construction paper ornaments, etc.). When Christmas is over, the tree is set up in the large back yard and is decorated and surrounded with animal/bird--friendly treats that have been made by the entire family. It gives them much pleasure to watch from the window and see the birds and small wild animals nibble on the treats.

With compromise and by reaching out to others, ML and her husband have been able to reframe a potentially tough situation fraught with anger and unhappiness.

(And yes, this is a true story. Only the woman's name has been changed.)

HANK1 answered on 04/06/07:



If a man and wife can't solve family problems themselves, they don't belong together. Why did they need a mediator? They could have used quid pro quo without help if they're not selfish or brain dead parents!

HANK

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tropicalstorm asked on 04/06/07 - could this be possibly so?

seeing that racists will adopt anything that fits their agenda shouldn't you say that evolution was adopted and/or adapted to the racists rather than evolution creating racists?

evilution )

People who deny evolution rarely try to attack it on a scientific basis - more often, they will make sentimental pleas to try to make you feel bad if you do accept evolution. Rarely will someone say "Aha, I've found some new evidence that proves evolution does not happen.". Instead, they will use emotional appeals to convince us that Bad Things come about as a result of belief in Evolution, such as immorality, abortions, promiscuity, communism, fascism and the general downfall of all civilised society. It's as if they're trying to say "Well, maybe evolution might be sort of correct, but if you're a Good Person you shouldn't believe in it anyway. Jesus wouldn't if he was around today."

People tend to get very emotional about the subject of evolution. Evolution shows how humans are related to the rest of the animal kingdom, and how we descended from a common ancestor along with the gorillas, chimps and orang-utans. People like to think that humans were special creations of God, and completely different from the other apes (well, we are - by about 0.5% 8) ). Because evolution has obvious implications for the ideas of Special Creation and the existence of the soul (only available to Homo sapiens, apparently) it becomes a target for Bible-believing fundamentalists. They cannot attack it scientifically, so instead they try to discredit it in the minds of believers.

Social ills caused by the Theory Of Evolution
One of the more common Threats To Society Caused By Evolution is, apparently, racism. The argument made by anti-evolutionists (such as creationists and the religious right) goes like this:

"Evolution proposes the survival of the fittest. The strongest survive. Therefore any group that has an advantage over another has the right to oppress or exterminate the weaker group. This removes the weak genes from the gene-pool, making the species stronger as a whole. As far as evolutionists are concerned, it is perfectly acceptable for whites to dominate blacks and should even be encouraged."
This is, quite frankly, a load of snail-snot.
Evolution, like any other scientific theory, is simply an attempt to explain observed natural phenomena. People who do use the Theory of Evolution to support their own political agendas are simply trying to add a stamp of authority to their offensive prejudices. Basically, racists will latch onto pretty much anything if it appears to support their views. You find racist Christians using the Bible to "prove" that blacks are inferior to whites (e.g. God cursed the children of Ham and turned their skin black, therefore all blacks are cursed by God), or trying to use evolution to scientifically "prove" the same thing (e.g. God created the white "race" in His image, but blacks evolved from monkeys). Their ideas cannot stand up on their own, so they must try to find some well-known respectable ideas that appear to back them up.

Unfortunately for them, anyone who actually understands the theory of evolution can instantly see that, if anything, it destroys racism.

For a start, there is not really such a thing as "race". We are all members of one species. The genetic differences between, say, P.W.Botha, Nelson Mandela, Louis Farrakhan and Bill Clinton are utterly insignificant.

Go back up your family tree a few dozen generations are you are probably related to most people in your town. Back a few hundred and you're related to most people in your country. Back a few thousand and you're a cousin of everyone on your continent. Go back far enough and it's easy to see that every human on the planet is related. Blacks, whites, browns, yellows and reds did not all evolve seperately. We are all descended from common ancestors (no, not Adam and Eve). Put an eskimo, an Australian aborigne, a Masai, an Icelander, a Japanese and a Neo-Nazi white-supremacist in the same room. To a biologist, that's a family reunion of distant cousins.

Keep going. Back several thousand more generations and you're related to all the mammals on the planet, from rats to whales. Back more and you're a cousin of all vertebrates. And so on and so on.

The theory of evolution tells us how things work, not how we should treat each other. I believe Richard Dawkins said something like "The theory of gravitation tells us why things fall to the ground. That doesn't mean we should push people off tall buildings." (I'll try to verify this, but it was something like that). People who try to use religion or science to discriminate against others do so simply because, on their own, their worthless beliefs cannot stand up to any scrutiny.

Accepting the theory of evolution does not mean that you have to start killing people of a different colour, homosexuals, the physically or mentally disabled or people who disagree with your beliefs. Accepting the theory of evolution (I don't say "believing" because it's not a matter of belief or faith when there is so much physical evidence) is simply a case of wanting to understand the world as it really is, not how you might wish it to be.

If anything, the theory of evolution should encourage people to have more respect for each other. Someone is not inferior to you because they have a different skin colour, or slightly different facial characteristics. You are directly, if distantly, related to them. All this stuff that people come out with, like "Well, I'm not a racialist, but it's a known fact that blacks have smaller brains." is simply nonsense. It's a fact that blacks have darker skin than whites, but that's about it. It's as stupid as saying "Of course, people with red-hair are born criminals. And all those freaks with green eyes should be killed at birth!"
Evolution does not lead to racism - IGNORANCE, FEAR and BIGOTRY do.
Those who claim that the theory of evolution causes racism etc. either do not understand it or understand it but choose to misrepresent it in order to gain support for their own theories and policies.

HANK1 answered on 04/06/07:


Quid pro quo! Christian philosophy vs evolution. Almost everyone has an opinion about one or the other. Arguments/discussions stem from retaliation. Thus, sensory, short-term and long-term memories make most people victims of profusion. Facts either decay or become displaced. Therefore, they're forgotten. Ring a bell?

HANK


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Toms777 asked on 04/06/07 - Has Man Seen God?

hOPE, in her post quotes Bible verses which speaks about no man having seen God and lived. And yet, oddly, she has not quoted the verses that speaks about man not seeing God, for example:

Judg 13:22-23
22 And Manoah said to his wife, "We shall surely die, because we have seen God!"
NKJV

Gen 32:30
30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: "For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved."
NKJV

Who was it that Jacob wrestled with and saw? Jesus clarifies who it was that cannot be seen:

John 6:45-46
46 Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God; He has seen the Father.
NKJV

So, if it is not possible to see the Father and live, there must be another person of the trinity who can be seen and that would be Jesus who we have seen and who we know if God manifested in the flesh (1 Tim 3:16).

It is important to look at the whole of scripture.

HANK1 answered on 04/06/07:



Has Man Seen God? No. If Moses did, why didn't he write some descriptive prose about His appearance for the World to visualize? Wouldn't that have been a HOOT?

HANK

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PrinceHassim asked on 04/06/07 - Man can see God. Man Has seen God, and lived.




The board should express their thanks to Toms777 for pointing out a Biblical truth: that man and men have seen God and lived. God is only invisible when he wants to be, but is visible also when he wants to be.

Did you know that?



HANK1 answered on 04/06/07:



No ... I didn't know that! Nor do I believe it!

HANK

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tropicalstorm asked on 04/06/07 - INTERESTING
on genetics and tempers


would God hold them accountable for rages they could not control?

the McCoys
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Disease underlies Hatfield-McCoy feud

The most infamous feud in American folklore, the long-running battle between the Hatfields and McCoys, may be partly explained by a rare, inherited disease that can lead to hair-trigger rage and violent outbursts.
Dozens of McCoy descendants apparently have the disease, which causes high blood pressure, racing hearts, severe headaches and too much adrenaline and other "fight or flight" stress hormones.
No one blames the whole feud on this, but doctors say it could help explain some of the clan's notorious behavior.
Several genetic experts have known about the disease plaguing some of the McCoys for decades, but kept it secret. The Associated Press learned of it after several family members revealed their history to Vanderbilt doctors, who are trying to find more McCoy relatives to warn them of the risk.

Still, many are dubious that this condition had much of a role in the bitter feud with the Hatfields, which played out in the hill country of eastern Kentucky and West Virginia for decades.

Some say the feud dates to Civil War days, when some members of the families took opposite sides. It grew into disputes over timber rights and land in the 1870s, and gained more notoriety in 1878, when Randolph or "Old Randal" McCoy accused a Hatfield of stealing one of his pigs. The hostilities left at least a dozen dead.

"The McCoy temperament is legendary. Whether or not we can blame it on genes, I don't know," said Ron McCoy, 43, of Durham, N.C., one of the organizers of the annual Hatfield-McCoy reunion. "There are a lot of underpinnings that are probably a more legitimate source of conflict."

HANK1 answered on 04/06/07:



Certain temperamental differences are due to variations in the responsiveness of the sympathetic nervous system to change and novelty. Socially inhibited people are more likely than uninhibited earthlings to show signs of sympathetic nervous activity during mildly stressful mental tasks. Thus, the genetic basis of personality is to estimate the heritability of specific adult personality traits. I must add that variations in intelligence are at least partly attributable to genetic differences. Disease is not a factor. Illiteracy is!

HANK

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madddawg asked on 04/06/07 - God of Kolob

Is the God that was born on a planet near Kolob the same as the God of the Bible?

The false gods of Kolob are described in this famous hymn.

If you could hie to Kolob.
If you could hie to Kolob in the twinkling of an eye,
And then continue onward with the speed of light to fly,
D’ye think that you could ever, through all eternity,
Find out the generation where Gods began to be?

Or see the grand beginning, where space did not extend?
Or view the last creation where Gods and matter end?
Methinks the Spirit whispers, “No man had found pure space,”
Nor seen the outside curtains, where nothing has a place.

The works of God continue, and the worlds and lives abound;
Improvement and progression have one eternal round.
There is no end to matter; there is no end to space;
There is no end to spirit; there is no end to race.

But the God of the Bible is described as everlasting.
Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.


HANK1 answered on 04/06/07:

Near the planet Kolob, where the counsel of the gods of the Universe meet, you'll find the Mormon god called INTELLIGENCE. This god was recognized for his good works during his life and was assigned to be the god of the earth. Thus, this exalted man-become-god came to earth with his many wives, perhaps Muslim wives, and began to produce spirit babies by the sexual relations in heaven and he populated the earth and all the people on earth are his children. As stated earlier, he, with his many wives, produced the angels, Jesus, Lucifer, and all the people who are on the earth first in heaven as his "spirit children." Thus, the LDS god is the literal father of all people on earth because all people pre-existed in heaven where they were sexually conceived by their man-god of flesh and bone. When they call him "Heavenly Father" they mean more than being God. He is their physical father as well. This means that men are the brothers of angels, Jesus and Lucifer.

When one makes a comparison of the Mormon god with the God of the Bible, you'll find that this god is totally different from the God who revealed Himself to man in the Bible. Although a comparison between the LDS god and the God of the Bible can be made on many levels I wish to focus only on one irreconcilable difference. This is one fact about the Mormon "Heavenly Father" that the LDS church cannot deny. Although, the Book of Mormon and LDS literature says that their god is the Creator; the Mormon, according to their own teachings, god cannot be the Creator of the earth and certainly cannot be the Creator of the Universe.

The only wild aspect of all this is that one can compare the inception of the Mormon god to the inception of the God we find in Genesis. It's just a matter of what one wishes to believe. Very interesting subject.

HANK

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CeeBee2 asked on 04/06/07 - What and when and by whom is the first mention of

Jesus in any pagan historical writing?

HANK1 answered on 04/06/07:



The truth? Jesus was not mentioned in pagan historical writings. Their Gods were spelled with a small 'g.' Every myth, Greek or otherwise, that has ever been told or written, VARIES in the telling. The basic themes are repeated in many of them, but details, even story lines, will differ considerably, from village to village, eon to eon.

When one understands that the myths have been told for many centuries before being written down, which first occurred about 800 BCE, one can relish the differences in the tellings and enjoy the Greek's brilliant and artful imagination throughout the ages.

A Greek is a Greek is a Greek, don't you think? Since God was the author of the Bible, did Greek translations of the Bible help to spread Christianity? Just wondering!

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 04/06/07 - Evolution and Racial Hatred


Ota Benga
The Pygmy in the Zoo

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Ota Benga, or Otabenga, pictured above, was an African Forest Person, said to be of the Bachichiri, a family of "Bushmen" originally living in the forests along the Kasai River in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was captured in a raid by the Baschilele, who were said to have killed his family and burned his house, then turned him over to the Zappo-Zap, a tribe of African natives loyal to King Leopold II, of Belgium, absentee owner of the Congo Free State. He was held captive until acquired by Samuel Phillips Verner, a Missionary-Explorer from South Carolina who was looking for "Pygmies" who would come to be exhibited at the St. Louis Exposition of 1904.
Ota helped Verner convince other Africans, who lived in and around the village of Chief Ndombe to come to St. Louis and build a representative and "authentic" native African village for the World's Fair visitors to see, alongside thousands of other native tribesmen from all over the World.

After they returned to Africa, Verner and Ota spent 18 months exploring and collecting artifacts in Central Africa. Once Verner was ready to return to America, Ota asked to join him on his trip to New York in the summer of 1906. Once in New York City, Verner was bankrupt and the Guardian Trust Company seized his collections, which Verner had hoped could be sold to the American Museum of Natural History. Verner left Ota in the care of the Museum while he went back to South Carolina seeking family support. Motivated by good intentions, Ota's caretakers transferred him to the Bronx Zoo where he was made into a sensation as an exhibit of evolution, residing in the primate house with an Orangutan as a roommate.



The letter, shown above, was written to Ota (Otabenga) in an a phonetic transliteration of Ota's language by Verner (known to Ota as "Fwela"), while Ota was at the Museum. The letter begins with the greeting "Moiyo"

It was widely believed at this time, even by eminent scientists, that blacks were evolutionarily inferior to Caucasians, but caging one in a zoo produced much publicity.10 In Bridges’ words:

‘On September 9, a genuine African Pygmy, belonging to the sub-race commonly miscalled “the dwarfs,” … Ota Benga is a well-developed little man, with a good head, bright eyes and a pleasing countenance. He is not hairy, and is not covered by the “downy fell” described by some explorers … He is happiest when at work, making something with his hands.

Extricated by well-intended ministers of religion, Ota was transferred through several eleemosynary institutions of learning, while Verner was kept busy with new plans for African empire building with backing from New York millionaires.

After Ota Benga left the zoo, he was able to find sympathetic care at a succession of institutions and with several sympathetic individuals. But he was never able to shed his ‘freak’ label. Employed in a tobacco factory in Lynchburg, Virginia, Ota Benga grew increasingly depressed, hostile, irrational, and forlorn. Concluding that he would never be able to return to his native land, in 1916 Benga committed suicide by shooting himself with a borrowed pistol.

The story of Ota Benga is one of the many tragic fruits of evolutionism. But it is one which contains a lesson in helping us to realize the importance of the Christian teaching that all men are brothers, all descendants of Adam and Eve. If all Christians had stood up for creation at the outset of the Ota Benga incident, this horror story of evolutionary racism might have been averted.

HANK1 answered on 04/06/07:



The last paragraph communicates my answer!

HANK

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CeeBee2 asked on 04/06/07 - What should he do? His children are 5 and 9, and

his parents live near his wife's in another state. MaryLou, his wife, has been studying with two JW women for over a year and has decided she wants to begin practicing JW teachings. That means that the family will no longer celebrate birthdays and Christmas. She is not yet officially a JW.

The two children are distraught. The husband, who attends no church and is not interested in becoming a JW, is angry that his formerly peaceful family has split apart. He receives frequent emails and phone calls from both her parents and his who demand, "Do something about this situation. MaryLou can be a JW, but it isn't fair that she disrupt family customs. We won't stop sending cards and gifts to the grandkids. We won't stop inviting your family for holiday meals."

Must MaryLou require her husband and children to go along with her with JW beliefs? If you were the father, what would you do?

HANK1 answered on 04/06/07:

1. Her parents should butt out! None of their business.

2. Since the husband doesn't attend any Church, he should butt out as well.

3. Mary Lou should continue her interest in the teachings of the Witnesses and proceed accordingly. She should be free to make up her own mind.

4. I think her parents are the ones who are making the kids "distraught" because of their meddling. If they would butt out, perhaps the kids would be much happier.

5. The kids should be allowed to celebrate birthdays and Christmas. Let the father plan and participate in the festivities. Low profile for Mary Lou, even though she's willing to cooperate with the other three members of her family.

6. I've always contended that kids that young aren't qualified to make up their minds about being 'this or that.' On balance: Most kids like to celebrate birthdays and Christmas. Let them. It doesn't mean that they won't be JW's in the future or whatever.

7. Noone should REQUIRE anyone to do anything.

8. Time for just the family to sit down and communicate in a group session. Just the four of them. Decisions have to be made.

HANK

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arcura asked on 04/05/07 - I hope everyone here has a ..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


HANK1 answered on 04/05/07:



Thanks, Fred. I'll let you know what Church we attend over the weekend! You and your family have a great Easter! It's a time to be appreciative!

HANK

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belle33 asked on 04/05/07 - Could everyone, anyone?

Spend time on this board for one day only without insulting anyone else? lol

HANK1 answered on 04/05/07:



I think they can, Belle. Let's try it starting tomorrow (4/6/07 at 12:01 a.m.). I appreciate your interest!

HANK

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jjgoss asked on 04/05/07 - ..Do you think it's too harsh???....

..(AP) - A high school senior acknowledges he went too far when he mooned a teacher. But he thinks the decision of school officials to send him to a new school for the rest of the year was too harsh, so his family is suing.

Tyler Tillung, 18, mooned a teacher "suddenly and without thinking about the consequences" in February, according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday. The teacher had declined to let him into a Feb. 21 school lip sync show that was full. He was suspended for six days and reassigned to a new school.

But the teen wants to graduate with his Palm Harbor University High class in six weeks and complete his final season on the varsity baseball team, the lawsuit said.

"We're talking about his graduation," said Tillung's lawyer, B. Edwin Johnson. "That's an important event in a guy's life. ... This kid deserves a break."

School Board Attorney Jim Robinson said administrators stand by their decision.

"Without knowing the allegations, we're confident in the administration's position on this case," Robinson said. Palm Harbor principal Herman "Doc" Allen described the mooning as "disgusting" and the teacher as "traumatized.".......

HANK1 answered on 04/05/07:



I just read the first sentence and I automatically told myself, "NO, not too harsh." The student should be suspended and his parents should be checked out to see if they're mindless as pieces of celery. Like father, like son.

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 04/05/07 - The Best of America

Person of the Week

HANK1 answered on 04/05/07:


Excerpt: "And the soldiers appreciate the efforts. "It's great. … They took the time out of their day to be here," one soldier said.

"It's incredible to see the support," said one soldier's wife, who was in tears. "Everybody cheering him on … it's a little embarrassing, but we appreciate it."

Many, many people can't relate to this association. They're too selfish within themselves and apathetic towards the War in Iraq et al. Those who care are lucky. It's God's way!

HANK

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jjgoss asked on 04/05/07 - ..Before you......

Before you speak, listen.
Before you write, think.
Before you spend, earn.
Before you invest, investigate.
Before you criticize, wait.
Before you pray, forgive.
Before you quit, try.
Before you retire, save.
Before you die, give.


...By William Arthur Ward...

HANK1 answered on 04/05/07:



"Before you write, think."

HALLELUJAH!

HANK

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CeeBee2 asked on 04/04/07 - Christian romance novels.

I ran across this on a Christian Web site:

"You should be reading your Bible instead of reading trashy romance novels. This includes so-called Christian romance novels. What is the difference between a secular romance novel and a Christian romance novel? A secular romance novel is written by a lost person. A Christian romance novel is supposedly written by a so-called Christian but actually ghost-written by a lost person. Do you see any difference? I don't."

What do you think of Christian romance novels? Are they a better choice than regular romance novels - or is either type a bad choice? If so, why?

HANK1 answered on 04/05/07:



That's why I write non-fiction, CeeBee. My two manuscripts, "Never A Toadstool" and "Common Sense Republic," display proven philosophy in subject form. Finding the truth in life is what REALITY is all about.

Good post, young lady!

HANK

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Toms777 asked on 04/04/07 - RESPONSE to HOPE12

hOPE,

YOU SAID:

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I was going to reply to your post to me, until I saw your comment in the clarification you gave to peddler's reply to his post on "JW, comes to the real Jesus" I decided to refrain from anymore conversations with you until you start respecting me and others on this board.
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hOPE, if you think that dsiagreeing with another person's faith is disrespect to the person, tyhen why do you post attacks on my fauith, Christianity?

It goes both ways, you know!

Now, if you can show me anything that i said which was actually personal against you, I will gladly apologize.

But I was instead rejoicing at the salvation of a soul who is now born again and will spend eternity in heaven with God. What do you find offense about a soul accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour?

1 Peter 2:7-8
7 Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient,

"The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone,"

8 and

"A stone of stumbling
And a rock of offense."
NKJV

HANK1 answered on 04/05/07:



That's been my problem - EXPERTS NOT SHOWING PROOF OF ACCUSATIONS MADE AGAINST ME, both in comments and clarifications. Some people, Tom, just like to find a scapegoat. Venting frustrations towards people who aren't guilty of something evidently quiets their souls. As the saying goes, "Anyone handy will do!" I readily believe that many Experts here aren't as sincere about religion as they let on. This Board is nothing but a stomping ground to vent anger. You know who these people are. So do I. Just accept ... and go forward! Stress can kill! So can gossip!

HANK

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clere asked on 04/05/07 - What is Toms777 purpose here?

He turns people away from Jesus. He sees himself as some kind of preacher or something. Nobody likes him - except for peddler. He keeps saying he quotes the bible and doesn't let the rest of us have our own Bible beliefs like he has his. He acts like he got a direct line to God. He is confrontational to Catholics, the JW's, the Mormons, and anybody else who doesen't belive the way he believes.

Doesn't he know how badly he affects everybody here? Is driving people AWAY from Jesus his thing?

I'm starting to think he's some sort of demon. He's doing the work of the devil, it seems.

If it's true people are known by thier fruits, then Toms777 is not godly.

I wish people would just ignore him, NEVER respond to ANYTHING he writes. Then I think he will leave.

By ignoring him, let us make a statement about Satan. Satan comes with a cloak of righteusness. A lamb in sheep's clothing. Satan hates being ignored. He loves confrontation. When we ignore him, he will return to his pit.

HANK1 answered on 04/05/07:



It's not what a person says. It's how a person says it. I can't see where Tom disrespects anyone on this Board. He's a learned individual who has alot to say. To a dedicated Christian, his words cannot drive someway away from Jesus et al. He's simply a cyber-friend who should be treated with respect.

HANK

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jjgoss asked on 04/04/07 - ..A "gift" to Britain!!!....

..(BBC) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says 15 British naval personnel captured in the Gulf are free to leave.

He repeated Iran's view that the British sailors and marines "invaded" Iranian waters, but said they were being released as a "gift" to Britain.

They are expected to be handed to the British embassy in Tehran on Thursday morning and then fly home.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the news would come as "a profound relief" to the crew and their families.

Iranian media said the British crew members "shouted for joy" on hearing the news.

Television pictures showed the Iranian president smiling, chatting and shaking hands with the crew at the presidential palace in Tehran.


He joked to one: "How are you? So you came on a mandatory vacation?"

The Britons were wearing suits, rather than the military uniform and tracksuits they wore in previous pictures. The one female crew member, Faye Turney, wore a blue headscarf and jacket.

An unidentified crew member said: "I'd like to say that myself and my whole team are very grateful for your forgiveness. I'd like to thank yourself and the Iranian people... Thank you very much, sir."

Mr Ahmadinejad responded in Farsi: "You are welcome."



He repeated allegations that the Britons were captured in Iranian waters, and awarded medals to the Iranian commanders responsible for detaining them.

It was all part of the build up to his extraordinary theatrical gesture, says the BBC's diplomatic correspondent James Robbins.

"We have every right to put these people on trial," Mr Ahmadinejad asserted.



"But I want to give them as a present to the British people to say they are all free."

He said they were being pardoned to mark both the Prophet Muhammad's birthday on 30 March, and the upcoming Easter holiday.

"I'm asking Mr Blair to not put these 15 personnel on trial because they admitted they came to Iranian territorial water," he added, referring to taped "confessions" made by the British sailors and marines.

Britain says the 15 were in Iraqi waters under a UN mandate when they were captured nearly two weeks ago. It says the confessions were extracted under duress.

"Unfortunately the British government was not even brave enough to tell their people the truth, that it made a mistake," Mr Ahmadinejad said.

The Iranian leader said no concessions had been made by the British government to secure the releases, but that Britain had pledged "that the incident would not be repeated".

Prime Minister Tony Blair said Britain's approach to the crisis had been "firm but calm - not negotiating but not confronting either".

He did not thank or address the Iranian president, but said to the Iranian people: "We bear you no ill will. On the contrary, we respect Iran as an ancient civilisation, as a nation with a proud and dignified history.

"The disagreements we have with your government we wish to resolve peacefully through dialogue. I hope - as I've always hoped - that in the future we are able to do so."

She says speculation is likely to continue over whether it had anything to do with developments in Iraq, where an Iranian envoy has reportedly been given access to five Iranians captured by US forces, and where a kidnapped diplomat was released on Tuesday.

Earlier on Wednesday Syria revealed that it had been mediating between Iran and the UK over the sailors and marines.

The family of one of the captives, Royal Marine Adam Sperry, hailed the announcement as "the best present imaginable".

"Whoever has been in the right or wrong, the whole thing has been a political mess, so let's just get them home," said his uncle, Ray Cooper...


...Any comments???....

HANK1 answered on 04/04/07:



I'd almost bet the ranch that there's a prisoner swap involved in this release. See if I'm right!

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 04/03/07 - JW comes to the real Jesus

A dear friend and business associate told me just now that he is no longer a JW!
Sadly he is trapped in a family where his wife, his parents, and his kids are all JW's.

I am rejoicing and thanking Jesus for this great news but he needs your prayers.

HANK1 answered on 04/04/07:



Why does your friend need our prayers? If a person SINCERELY believes in him/herself, the person needs noone.

HANK

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Dark_Crow asked on 04/03/07 - Following is a quote from Martin Luther; what do you make of it?

Merit is a work for the sake of which Christ gives rewards. But no such work is to be found, for Christ gives by promise. Just as if a prince should say to me, "Come to me in my castle, and I will give you a hundred florins." I do a work, certainly, in going to the castle, but the gift is not given me as the reward of my work in going, but because the prince promised it to me.

HANK1 answered on 04/04/07:


"Christian life consists of faith and charity." - Martin Luther

HANK


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CeeBee2 asked on 04/03/07 - About this site, Answerway

To the best of my knowledge, when the two owners, Dathaeus and Vijay, recently moved AW to a different server, they divorced themselves from this site. As long as they pay the bills to keep the site going, AW will float free in cyberspace. That means:

1. no adjusting of expert rankings will be done.
2. no blockings will be unblocked.
3. no suspensions will be carried out.

Blocking can still be done because it is automatic. Unblocking has to be done manually, like, an administrator tweaking something.

I don't believe a real person is involved with the site anymore since there have been no comments from either Dathaeus or Vijay. They can look in on us, but I suspect their work and private lives are busy and not involved in AW.

If I am wrong, I would like to hear from one of them as to the real status of AW, since I have seen no positive or negative changes here recently. (They used to be very involved with AW.)

HANK1 answered on 04/03/07:


This Board is the result of collateral negligence, CeeBee. In my eyes, the new server is an employee of management. ANSWERWAY is responsible for the negligent acts or omissions of the employee. Contributory damage might apply as well because we, the Experts, want ordinary care to characterize this site. Thus, a breach of duty. Joy just posted a clarification that asked, "Why can't we just act like grown up's, ..." I tried to point this out a couple of years ago and got the boot. Reason: Because I used the term 'clean-up the Board' several times. I couldn't get the Experts to understand the meaning of DIGNITY! I was told that it was management's responsibility to 'clean-up the Board.' Our only salvation is this: All we can do is control ourselves. We cannot control others. Therefore, we're all acting independently. This allows us to conform to the rules and regulations set forth by ANSWERWAY. To opine: This will NEVER happen because there is an element on this Board that 'whispers to the wind.' Thus, an injury that contributes to proximate cause.

HANK

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Hwood asked on 04/02/07 - Does anyone know where "Heck" is?



It is where people go, who use one word, and think another.

Like, "Gosh darn".

HANK1 answered on 04/02/07:



"Friday, January 20, 2006 - SquareGirl blog:

What the heck does "heck" mean...

"Dear Mr. President,

You seem to like to use the word “heck” a whole heck of a lot. I know how fond you are of using words out of context, leaving us all to figure out what you really meant by what you said (I would find that amusing too), and I believe that I have finally figured out that what you mean by “heck” is actually “fill in the blank”. Much like the word “Bleep” can be substituted for a variety of different words, “Heck” can also be used in a bleepload of ways. And that being the case, let me just say…”Mr. President, you’re doing a heck of a job”.

Peace,
SquareGirl"

These are my feelings exactly.

HANK

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STONY asked on 04/02/07 - I NEED A BREAK FROM THIS...

THE B.S. IS RUNNING RAMPANT DOWN THE CORRIDORS OF AW.

HANK1 answered on 04/02/07:



Stress can weaken your immune system, STONY. Your health comes first, my friend. All you can do is control your own thoughts. It's impossible to control the thoughts of others. As I have said many times, this Board will never change. It hasn't. I'm on here for kicks! Believe it! If you decide to stay, just ignore the lunatics.

HANK

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MaggieB asked on 04/01/07 - Questions Gone???

All you have yo do is go to quick links and click on
Q & A Archives and there are all the questions.

There are several on this board and some who have left that have great computer knowledge so it could be anyone.

Has it ever ocurred to any of you that there may be young kids who visit this site and Pericles claimed to have posted porno sites. You never know who is reading these files so if I were him I would be very careful in what I post. Possible he was trying to remove some of the previous questions or someone was.

Just a thought,
MaggieB





HANK1 answered on 04/01/07:



"Has it ever ocurred to any of you that there may be young kids who visit this site ..." (In Maggie's second paragraph)

I've been saying this for about five years, but I didn't include Pericles or porno.

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 04/01/07 - Are atheists superstitious or just plain stupid?

ROFL

HANK1 answered on 04/01/07:



"How did life begin on Earth? More intellectual and literal blood has been shed and spilled attempting to answer this question than any other in any aspect of science or religion. Why? Because the answer, if it could be determined beyond doubt, would reveal to us the deepest meanings behind ourselves and all that we see around us. More importantly, it would demolish once and for all the thorny tangle of conscious and unconscious thought and belief that causes most of the bloodshed. If one truly seeks an answer, all one must do is do the research prior to the advent of Christianity, and study the current data and statistics available and the logic will just start permeating the very essence of what you are! Yet, here we are in the 21st century, and still seen as primitive tribal war mongering idiots. Isn't it time we all realize were all the same species and at this time in our evolution, we should really be beyond all that "my God your God" nonsense?"

Source: Excerpt from ROFL link.

I agree!

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 04/01/07 - Are atheists superstitious or just plain stupid?

ROFL

HANK1 answered on 04/01/07:



"How did life begin on Earth? More intellectual and literal blood has been shed and spilled attempting to answer this question than any other in any aspect of science or religion. Why? Because the answer, if it could be determined beyond doubt, would reveal to us the deepest meanings behind ourselves and all that we see around us. More importantly, it would demolish once and for all the thorny tangle of conscious and unconscious thought and belief that causes most of the bloodshed. If one truly seeks an answer, all one must do is do the research prior to the advent of Christianity, and study the current data and statistics available and the logic will just start permeating the very essence of what you are! Yet, here we are in the 21st century, and still seen as primitive tribal war mongering idiots. Isn't it time we all realize were all the same species and at this time in our evolution, we should really be beyond all that "my God your God" nonsense?"

Source: Excerpt from ROFL link.

I agree!

HANK

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Jesushelper76 asked on 03/24/07 - JJGOSS OR WHATEVER YOUR NAME IS?

I see that you post so much on the board. Does not make sense to me that you post so much when the majority of people here can not respond to you're posts because you pretty much blocked almost everybody here, for no good reason may I add, except for a difference of an opinion. You could not handle this and that does show who is who here.

It is time to unblock everybody and actually get some real discussions going. Wait a minute you already agreed to that but it still has not happened yet.

Joe

HANK1 answered on 03/24/07:



It's up to management to unblock a person after a request to do so is forthcoming. Since management is non-existent, I guess those who have been blocked will continue to be blocked "until death do us part."

HANK

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richturner asked on 03/24/07 - God's Will

We've all heard it said that something is "God's will." How does one know what God's will is? (Please, no biblical quotations; if you must reference the Bible, state your understanding of what the Bible says in your own words.)

HANK1 answered on 03/24/07:


It was God's will who gave us free-will. Thus, freedom of choice and the ability to make good or bad decisions. We use this UTILITY as an excuse for performing an action or expressing a thought. This applies to ALL of God's children, e.g. all of the earthlings who live on Earth! It can also apply to Acts Of God because we can't understand WHY a tornado et al hit our neighborhood last night. As good a reason as any ... I guess!

HANK

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jjgoss asked on 03/24/07 - ..Jesushelper76 OR WHATEVER YOUR NAME IS?..

..You sound like you don't know the situation!!!...First, domino blocked me and that left me no choice but to block his cronies since you all act a a pack.....and attack as a pack!!!!!.....Second, when you have blocked a person, apparently it becomes permanent, unless the management does something....You, of course would blame on everyone else accept your gang who are really the satanhelpers!!!!!....Your attack on me previously was uncalled for, but you have never asked domino not to denigrate your God!!!!...Is domino more important than your God???????.....


...Anyway, why would you like to answer my questions, when you answer so few questions on this Board??????....Isn't that hypocritical?????...And why don't you go ask your crony Pericles who has been answering my quesions????....


...Did you send your post just to impress your cronies?????....Well, you have been successful in doing that.....and they should buy you a domino's pizza!!!!!!!!!..........

HANK1 answered on 03/24/07:



Joe has a tendency to play both sides toward the middle.

HANK

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belle33 asked on 03/24/07 - Estate sale
Estate Sale

Early this morning I was dragged to an estate sale. As I ws lolligagging udner a magnolia tree, an anciet man cme and started telling me about his experience with an angel. This is true not a story I'm makeing up. He said he used to make furnitre by hand In SAvannah and couldnt solve a problem with the lathe turning, it subtracted or added somehow, my eyes glazed over at this part, but I just said "how ennnntreesten." While he was in bed praying on the problem, an angel, 8ft tall, white as snow hair and beard appeared to him and said< I am THE OnE sent to tell you how to do this thing you need to knw. The angel told him to make two egg shaped thingamuhjigs and ect. He said he is the first man to make an automated lathe to round soemthing or other. He said he remembed the angel from childhood but had forgotten about it. He went on to say, that he went into a diabetic coma and died while driving his car, the angel appeared to him and when he awoke and ( here, if not for hearing my GM saying "wrench for rinse" or "arn for iron" or "pneumornyuh for pneumonia, I may have done more than just rapidly bat my eyes) from being dead, they were givin him artificial insemination. LOl I swear though I'm not supposed to this is a true story and only happened about 3 hours ago.

HANK1 answered on 03/24/07:



Did you get the name of the angel?

HANK

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Jesushelper76 asked on 03/24/07 - jjgoss

You block everybody because of a couple of people you do not like. Hmmm now that is hyprocritical. You blocked me for no reason. I blocked NO ONE. Not one person. If you take a look at my profile you will see how much I do answer questions.

BUT HOW CAN I ANSWER QUESTIONS IF YOU BLOCKED ME. NOW TELL ME THAT MAKES SENSE.

JOE

HANK1 answered on 03/24/07:



"You block everybody because of a couple of people you do not like."

Not J.J. Too sensible for that!

HANK

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jjgoss asked on 03/24/07 - ..Jesushelper76, you attacked me for no reason...

...that's why I blocked you!!!!...Your memory is just like a sieve!!!!!!....

..QUOTE...


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02/24/07 Jesushelper76
Your pretty bad yourself, your just as bad for saying things back. Your a hyprocrite.

Joe


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Clarification/Follow-up by jjgoss on 02/26/07 9:43 am:
...You think you are good and can call others hypocrite?????....You are really the worst hypocrite!!!!!...You call yourself Jesushelper but then you have always sided with domino/ATON who has been denigrating Christianity and the Christian God for years!!!!....When domino called Jehavah a murderer, you just remained silent, and still want to be his crony...What kind of Christian and Jesushelper are you??????....Is domino more important than your God???????????????????????????????.....


.......UNQUOTE.................

HANK1 answered on 03/24/07:



"You call yourself Jesushelper but then you have always sided with domino/ATON ..."

I have found this to be true as well, J.J. Don't you kinda wonder why?

HANK

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hOPE12 asked on 03/24/07 - Whose side is God on?

Hello Everyone,

This is to help us really reason on war and to help some face the reality of life and justice, and to separate a loving God from what some might feel is a God who love war.
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Columnist C. L. Sulzberger said in 1976: “It is a dismal truth that probably half or more of the wars now being fought around the world are either openly religious conflicts or involved with religious disputes.”

Point here to think about. (God did not make the different religions of this world, man did. Having said that, we must conclude that a religious war is not from God but from the people who are part a religious group).

In view of what John 13:34,35 says as a command to those who are truly followers of Jesus and who claim serve God, how would you answer this question when it comes to war, and killing in the name of God. “Whose side is God on?”

Those claiming to be Christian’s would claim that ‘God is on their side.” Yet the other side would claim that God is on their side. Yet in view of the command found at John 13:34.35, in war, is God truly on the side of those who are killing others?

. As Ernest Lefever, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., put it: “If you feel God is on your side, you can justify any atrocity.”—U.S.News & World Report.


The question then arises: When it comes to war, does God really take sides?


Please do not quote scripture of Bible wars and wars the Israelite’s fought. They are not the same as the unjust wars of today. Also, God as supreme being had the right in Bible times to declare war. God can read the heart, Man can not. So, if your country commands you to go and kill another, and yet God’s command is to not kill and Jesus even said to love other’s, “Whose side does God take?” Is God partial as to who is better and they should win at all kind of horrendous killings and torture??


Or do you believe that God is on the side of people who really love one another?”

What say you??? Please give reason for your answer.

Take care,
Hope12

HANK1 answered on 03/24/07:



The war in Iraq did not start as a religious war. It started because of our concern about weapons of mass destruction. Our participation has escalated ever since we took out Saddam. This is when the Muslims made it a religious war! They're using the Koran as their excuse for the terrorism they've afforded us. "Kill all people who do not believe in what's written, especially the Americans." God does NOT take sides. He let's earthlings fend for themselves. Then, after all is said and done, He takes over. I feel that God is testing our morality on a daily basis. Not just in war, but in peace as well!

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 03/24/07 - Wat good is atheism-deism 2

Again I can not reply to my own post.

So far no one has even tried to answer the questions asked so I my contention that atheism and deism are worthless stands unchallenged. Silence is submission.
I will repost the questions to those who responded with red herrings.

Question 1
What I want to see from the atheist ,so called deist ,and their advocates the new age philosophers here with their Buddhism etc is. an example of even one person who was lost to the sins of drugs and alcohol, sexual promiscuity and depravity ,a life of crime and violence, prostitution etc, that was saved by a conversion to atheism ,deism, or Eastern Philosophy.


Quuestion 2
These are 2 examples of atheism retarding science from over ½ to almost ¾ of a century and causing the deaths of tens of millions of human beings. There are many more examples of the violence materialism has inflicted on science and humanity.

What I am asking for is an example of just one instance it

Reply to Dom:

Loved your quote about science. It is cruel to laugh at people whose hate has fried their brain but you make it hard not to. Hitler would have hired you as propaganda minister as you seem to think if you say it loud enough you can convince even yourself of anything no matter how adsurd.
Question number 2 will go unanswered of course.
When you reply with your red herring to hide the embarrassing fact that I am right and you are wrong go ahead and take a stab at the logic of believing more that one religion is true.
I also reiterate my belief you are an atheist not a deist. A deist would oppose all religions. You seem to only hate Christians and Orthodox Jews.












HANK1 answered on 03/24/07:



The issue of separation of Church and State is crucial to atheists. Only through absolute government neutrality can all religions stand or fall on their own merits in the FREE MARKET. All groups should pull their own weight for the common good such as paying taxes. By doing this, they can effectively promote religious liberty. Can't you determine the connection between what I've written and science? Deism?

HANK

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tropicalstorm asked on 03/24/07 - ROTFLMAOLOLOLOL

IDENTITY CRISIS? IDENTITY THEFT? REALIST? BUT WHY O WHY CAN'T HANK JUST BE HANK????


PrinceHassim answered on 03/23/07:

I am a realist and say this is guesswork.

HANK


OH, and since this is the Christian board and requires a Christian related question!!!

What role play games do Christians have since
Dungeons and Dragons is said to be occult?

Could this be the game Hank is working on -
a role play game for Christians?
Don't expect to get rich on it!!

HANK Let us know when you are going to stay and JUST
be HANK so we can have a BIG welcome home party!


HANK1 answered on 03/24/07:



What's this all about, Sapphire? I've been posting and answering as HANK ... the REAL HANK. Who is this Prince Hassim? Someone IS playing games but it sure isn't me.

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Toms777 asked on 03/23/07 - Homosexual Activist Receives Christ as Saviour

Christianity today has an interview for a former homosexual activist who has received Christ as Saviour, renounced homosexuality and is starting a ministry to witness the gospel of Christ to the homosexual community.

Read the interview here:

Re-birth of Venus

HANK1 answered on 03/23/07:



If that's what the activist wants to do, great! If he eventually changes his mind, that's his business. All of us are children of God ... IN MY OPINION!

HANK

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Pete. asked on 03/23/07 - Heaven

What do you expect to feel, as Christians, when you or your loved one is diagnosed with a terminal disease

HANK1 answered on 03/23/07:



I was with my wife, Carol, when we found out she had lung cancer. Our first reaction was SHOCK! Our second reaction was to pray which we did in the Hospital Chapel almost immediately. Then we contacted our two primary physicians re: procedure. Since we were both strong people, we told one another that we would fight this damn albatross into remission. We did but ... it returned! Nothing helped even though we continued to pray for her full recovery. We were both witnessing a miracle because she was in remission for almost three years. Carol's cancer was in the Stage 3 stage when diagnosed. Quite a comeback I would say, thanks to God's help.

HANK

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MarySusan asked on 03/23/07 - Science Proves Conclusively-No Vampires

This is the proof that there are absolutely no such thing as a human vampire:

"If a single vampire fed on a single human in the first month, this would create two vampires -- and decrease the human population by one, leaving it at 536,870,911 - 1 = 536,870,910. In the second month, those two vampires would each feed, transforming two people into vampires -- so you get four vampires and a human population of 536,870,911 - 3 = 536,870,908. So you can see where this is headed. The vampire population is increasing in a geometric progression, and the population of humans is similarly decreasing -- and at that rate, the authors calculate, the entire human population would be transformed into vampires in only 30 months. QED!"

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Can put that myth to rest!!!!

Comments?

HANK1 answered on 03/23/07:



Superstitious people usually believe in vampires. Since I've never been superstitious, I don't.

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 03/23/07 - What good is atheist? Deism?




Every on this site is in a country {overwhelmingly at least} founded in Christianity using technology invented by Christian Creationist. The computer and the telegraph that started the communications industry in the first place. The rockets that allowed the placement of satellites, the radio that has developed into the technologies we now use. Not to mention the highest standard of living in human history that allows us the money to afford the machines, the connection and the time to do this in the first place.
All of Western Science was founded in post-reformation Christian Europe and the Laws of Nature were all discovered and science developed from the knowledge of these laws by Christian Creationist on the assumption of the existence of the creator God of the Bible. There are no exceptions.

The very word charity means Christian love and with out Christian charities there would be little charity in the world at all. All through out it’s history it has given millions the strength to turn their lives from alcoholism and prostitution and to the service of God and man. Modern medicine was given to holy men of God like Dr. Pasteur and not Darwin and Huxley.. There are those that have done evil in the name of Christianity but you cannot judge God on the action of some men.
Without Christianity the Dark Ages would be now and Islam and its brutal laws would govern the entire world. Christianity is the only thing standing between freedom and the horrors of Sharia law now.

Anyone who says that we would have been better off without Christianity is lying or insane , end of story.

What I want to see from the atheist ,so called deist ,and their advocates the new age philosophers here with their Buddhism etc is. an example of even one person who was lost to the sins of drugs and alcohol, sexual promiscuity and depravity ,a life of crime and violence, prostitution etc, that was saved by a conversion to atheism ,deism,or Eastern Philosophy.

Also as all of these beliefs claim to be pro-science and claim that Christianity is anti-science despite the absurdity of that claim to prove just one example where these beliefs have been the basis for any scientific discovery in the history of the world . Or if it can be demonstrated that there is any scientific knowledge that even remotely requires the belief in evolution to understand, perform or excel at.

In 1859 the Christian Creationist Gregor Mendel published his theory of genetics. It was not accepted until 1920 because of the popularity of Darwin’s ideas which not only did not work but were the motivation for Stalin to murder the entire staff of Soviet geneticist who followed the creationist Mendel out of his hatred for Christianity and support of Darwin. Stalin was a Catholic and was planning to become a priest before he read Darwin. It brought along the greatest famine in world history and tens of millions of Christians starved to death whose crops came from the Volga river Valley.
Also in 1859 the French Christian Creationist Antonio Snider published his theories of plate tectonics. It was rejected for the simple reason it was a creationist theory based on the Global Flood of Noah’s day. It was accepted in 1915 and to this day the leaders in that field including by far the world’s leading expert is a creationist.

These are 2 examples of atheism retarding science from over ½ to almost ¾ of a century and causing the deaths of tens of millions of human beings. There are many more examples of the violence materialism has inflicted on science and humanity.

What I am asking for is an example of just one instance it can be positively demonstrated to have been a benefit. Just one.


HANK1 answered on 03/23/07:



The issue of separation of Church and State is crucial to atheists. Only through absolute government neutrality can all religions stand or fall on their own merits in the free market. All groups should pull their own weight for the common good such as paying taxes. By doing this, they can effectively promote religious liberty.

HANK

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tropicalstorm asked on 03/23/07 - Christian answer

to atheism

Since the devil hates people, those who believe him will eventually see things the same way as he does.

How can an atheist believe in the devil?

HANK1 answered on 03/23/07:



Atheists do not believe in the Devil. If they did, they'd have to believe in God.

HANK

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CeeBee2 asked on 03/18/07 - Or, gee whiz, here's a thought. We could actually

FORGIVE Hank and go on from here, with no grudges or gripes or past mutterings brought forward forevermore. What a thought for a Christianity board!!!!

HANK1 answered on 03/19/07:



Tis a Christian thought, CeeBee, but it will never happen. It's my turn to become somewhat crude ... don't you think? I just do not understand how YOU can patronize TRASH on this Board. I'm back for a reason. Why are you here?

HANK

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TTFNUAS asked on 03/19/07 - My INTRODUCTORY opinion of Tyrah's message

.........May each day in the year be a good day for all of you. Become aware of your emotions and express them, allowing them to help you heal. It is OK to question your faith and feel all sorts of things about life. This can be a time for personal growth if you choose for it to be. This is my INTRODUCTORY post for all those who wish it. Good to be with you!.......


Strange message full of platitudes and clichés ……if you ask me … so I did a bit of research and here is what I found:


1 may each day in the year be a good day = lyrics to a song:

may each day in the year be a good day…..etc http://home.att.net/~sysquash/others/lyrics/c/mayeachday.html


2 Become aware of your emotions and express them = part of a health wellness program

Become aware of your emotions and express them http://www.asu.edu/wellness/stressmanagement/info.html
Hanks obsession with wellness programs is legendary!!

3 It is OK to question your faith = could come from any of the myriad religious sites on the net …but is this what Hanks gal would say …this would contradict his religious prattle about the bible and Christianity, soooooooooooo ….

4 This can be a time for personal growth = Hank has an obsessive concern for personal growth …any way he can get it …lying, playing games, demanding respect, etc etc etc. so this phrase is constantly repeated by Hankus.

5 This is my INTRODUCTORY post = evidence of a bit of self delusional prattle – a person who has just arrived at a forum usually says he am new, or something similar to this,, but this smacks [to me] of those grandiose self delusional aggrandizement habits which afflict Hank.

6 Good to be with you = IF I were Leslie and read all the comments written I would NOT come aboard with this mealy mouthed clichéd message; my message would be somewhat stronger.

I may be wrong in this, but this is what I feel, and those who know me know that I say what I feel ….and let the chit fall where it may.

;-)

HANK1 answered on 03/19/07:



Leslie copied parts of an excerpt from my manuscript, "Never A Toadstool." Next time prove your accusations instead of insinuations.

HANK

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sissypants asked on 03/19/07 - this is a comment/question to toms

recently dark crow asked a question and i answered. while the rating system means nothing to me but much to toms 3 sevens...his rating and answer or reason to his rating of my answer follows:


Society & Culture/Christianity - Dark_Crow asked - With how many of these Christian Principles do you agree?
**rating from Toms777 (They don't apply to Christainity at all. they belong in the occult/cult /New Age world)


my response to toms is that in the true definition of cults, christianity fits right in. so is it ignorance or what that makes toms seem so narrow minded?

HANK1 answered on 03/19/07:



To repeat: What's your definition of a cult? Why do you say Tom is narrow minded? Perhaps it's time for all Experts to start proving all assertions and defining terms that may have many meanings.

HANK

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sissypants asked on 03/19/07 - this is a comment to toms

recently dark crow asked a question and i answered. while the rating system means nothing to me but much to toms 3 sevens...his rating and answer or reason to his rating of my answer follows:


Society & Culture/Christianity - Dark_Crow asked - With how many of these Christian Principles do you agree?
**rating from Toms777 (They don't apply to Christainity at all. they belong in the occult/cult /New Age world)


my response to toms is that in the true definition of cults, christianity fits right in. so is it ignorance or what that makes toms seem so narrow minded?

HANK1 answered on 03/19/07:



What's your definition of a cult? Why do you say Tom is narrow minded? Perhaps it's time for all Experts to start proving all assertions and defining terms that may have many meanings.

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 03/19/07 - Should "Christians" Think or ask Atheist to Think for Them?

Recently a "Christian" posted a link to infidels.org a major atheist web site as a reference to prove a point against Bible believing Christians.

I certainly don't want to be guilty of the Guilt by Association fallacy so many atheist use but in my opinion the atheists web sites are poor sources of truth for Christians.
Your thoughts?

HANK1 answered on 03/19/07:



All Christians should stay away from all Atheists. That's the trouble with this Board. We can't stay away from 'all atheists' who post nothing but absurdities. Pretty crude and hopeless people who should be posting at infidels.org!

HANK

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arcura asked on 03/19/07 - The Coming War with Islam. Do You Agree?

The Coming War with Islam
By Solly Ganor
FrontPageMagazine.com | March 15, 2007

Five years ago, I had a conversation with a young Palestinian student
who in short precise terms explained how Islam will defeat the West.
The conversation opened my eyes to a much larger picture in which
Israel plays only a minor role in the Islamic game of conquest. Since
then I tried to speak to some Arabs who come to pray at the Mosque,
but they were not as outspoken as the student.

Last week, I had another conversation with an Israeli Arab
construction boss by the unlikely name of Francis who was in charge
of building a villa near our house in Herzelia. He told me that his
family was Christian, and his name was given to him in honor of the
Franciscan monks. Our conversation was as interesting as the first
conversation I had with the Arab student five years ago and I would
like to share it with you. Francis frequently parked his car near our
house and we would exchange polite greetings.

About a week ago, the water was shut off for repairs in the house he
was building, and Francis asked me if I could give him some hot water
for his coffee. He was a tall man of about forty, with reddish hair
and blue eyes. He spoke a perfect Hebrew, and I naturally became
curious about him. I felt that he may the right person to exchange
some views with. By his looks, I assumed that he was either a Druze
or from the Syrian region. He looked more like a teacher than a
construction worker and, as I later found out, he was actually a
teacher by profession. Since my conversation with the student five
years ago, I was always curious to hear their side of the story;
therefore, I decided to invite him for a cup of coffee to our house.
I saw him hesitate for a moment; then he smiled and thanked me for my
hospitality.

While we drank our coffee, he told me that he was from a small
village in the Galilee called Jish, near the present Kibbutz Sassa. I
remembered the village very well as I was one of the soldiers who
captured the village while serving in the 7th Armored brigade during
the War of Independence in 1948. I decided not to tell him about it
because at the time we encountered some stiff resistance at that
village and quite a few of the inhabitants were killed.

He went on to tell me a little about himself. “For a while I was a
teacher and I loved teaching, but I couldn’t make a living at it and
I decided to join my father in law who is in the construction
business.” Judging by the large Honda he was driving, I figured that
he didn’t do too badly changing his profession.

Our conversation soon turned to the present situation in the Middle
East, about Hamas winning the elections, the situation of the Israeli
Arabs, and the last Lebanese war against Hezbollah. “As Christians we
are in a difficult situation here in Israel. Unfortunately, the
Moslems and especially the extreme Islamist section, are giving the
tone here. My family who lived in Bethlehem probably since the
Crusaders, had to flee for their life. The Moslems have been forcing
us out, by threats and even murder. Bethlehem that was once
predominantly Christian is now predominantly Moslem. Very little is
written about it even in the Israeli press.”

He sipped his coffee and gave me a long look. He seemed like someone
who wasn’t quite sure whether to say what he was about to say. I gave
him an encouraging nod.

“I have to tell you something which very few of you seem to
comprehend.” He continued, “Your bungling war against a few thousand
Hezbollah fighters which you should have crushed no matter what,
considering the importance of the outcome, has created a completely
new situation, not only for this area, but globally. Your inept
leadership totally misunderstood the importance of winning this war."

“As a matter of fact, the whole Moslem world, not only the Arabs,
simply couldn’t believe that the mighty Israeli Army that defeated
the combined Arab forces in six days in 1967, and almost captured
Cairo and Damascus in 1973, couldn’t defeat a small army of Hezbollah
men. As usual the Moslems see things the way they want to see things.
Most think that the present generation of Israelis have gone soft and
can be defeated."

“The American bungling of the war in Iraq only added to their
conviction that victory not only o ver Israel but also over the West
is not only possible, but certain. The ramifications of these two
bungling wars may bring an Islamic bloody Tsunami all over the West,
not only in Israel. The sharks smell blood and these two wars gave
them the green light to attack sooner than they had in mind. Your
problem is that you are on the defensive and they have the option to
choose the time and the places when and where to attack and there is
nothing much you can do about it. When will you Westerners realize
that half measures don’t work with people who are willing to die by
the thousands for Allah to achieve their goal? In their eyes the
Western World is simply an abomination on earth that has to be wiped
out.”

He spoke quietly and I could just picture him in the school giving
his students a lecture. I poured him another cup of coffee and
encouraged him to continue.

“The Americans, the Europeans, and even you Israelis really don’t
know what it is all about, do y ou? Du ring the last generation
hundreds of thousands of children have been taught all over the
Moslem world in Madrass schools to become martyrs for Allah in order
to kill the infidels. These youngsters not only are ready to do it,
but are actually in the process of doing it. Bombs are going off all
over the world killing and maiming thousands of people, not only on
9/11 in the US, in London Madrid and Bali, but in Africa, India,
Bengladesh, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and many other places. The first
signs of the Islamic Tsunami is already here, but the West doesn’t
understand, or doesn’t want to understand what is coming."

“The Americans, instead of realizing that this is as bad as World War
Two, or even worse, are going to pull out of Iraq, handing it over to
Iran on a silver platter. Next may come the Saudis and the rest of
the Gulf states. When dirty bombs go off all over Western towns, who
is going to stop the Iranians?"

“Now is the time to stop them, not only because they are developing
nuclear bombs, but because Iran has become the base for all Islamic
terrorist. They supply, money, men, and weapons to Islamic terrorist
around the world, quite often through their diplomatic mail. Billions
of petro-dollars that are pouring into Iran are being funneled into
terrorist organizations world-wide. They believe, and perhaps rightly
so, that the West will do nothing to stop them in achieving their
goals. Is history repeating itself? Are the Iranians making the same
mistake that Hitler made when he attacked Poland? Is the situation
similar?"

“As a history teacher who studied the subject thoroughly I can tell
you that Western victory in World War Two was not all certain. Hitler
could have won the war if he would have gone ahead with the atomic
bomb development before the Americans. The Germans began working on
it in the thirties, and it was Hitler’s decision to prefer building
more conventional arms, as he considered atomic weapons sheer
fantasy. Hitler made the wrong decision, but had he made the right
decision the world would have been a different type of world today,
wouldn’t it? The West won the war against Hitler by sheer chance.
Very few people seem to realize that.”

I must say that his last words shook me up quite a bit. Had Hitler
made a different decision, I would have died in Dachau, there
wouldn’t have been a Jewish state called Israel, and most likely
there wouldn’t have been any Jews left in the world. The idea that
the Western democr acies in general and the fate of the Jewish people
in particular could have hinged on Hitler’s one decision, is a
scenario of the worst nightmare.

He notices that his last words had an effect on me, and he smiled. “I
see that my words are not wasted on you,” he said dryly. I nodded,
and he continued with his lecture. “Coming back to our time, the
Iranians rely on the West doing nothing about their development of
nuclear bombs. They also rely on their secret weapon: an
inexhaustible supply of Islamic suicide bombers, some of them who are
already planted all over the Western World. Besides the Islamic
countries that supply these suicide bombers, a second front has been
opened, and that is the Internet with more than five thousand Islamic
web sites, brain washing and urging young Moslems to become martyrs
for Allah. They especially target young Moslems who live in Europe
and the West in general. The Western intelligence authorities consid
er the se web sites a bigger threat than the Iranian atomic bomb. Al-
Qaeda recently issued a television broadcast that promised a
devastating attack against its enemies this spring. As we all know,
Al-Qaeda doesn’t make empty threats."

“Actually, I don’t understand why the Iranians bother to develop
atomic bombs and bring the whole world down on them. Every suicide
bomber is a potential atomic bomb, or a biological, chemical or dirty
bomb that can be no less devastating than an atom bomb. The Americans
and Europeans have no defense against this type of war."

“What can we do against this type warfare?” I asked him. “Well, you
Israelis, should better prepare yourself for another round against
Hezbollah. It will not be long in coming. It depends on the Iranians
to give the word. This time you will have to destroy Hezbollah no
matter what the cost may be."

“Of course, your next round against Hezbollah may involve the Syrians
and the Iranians against you. The Ir anians declared that they will
not allow Hezbollah to be defeated no matter what and may launch
their missiles against you. So will the Syrians. What will Israel do?
It is unlikely that Israel will accept its destruction and may use
their nuclear arsenal if the West will not come to their help.
Perhaps our book of Revelation is not so wrong in describing that the
end of the world would start at Armageddon, which we know as Har-
Megiddo in Israel. The book of Revelations describe the last battle
would be fought at Armageddon between the “Forces of good and the
forces of evil.”

“And who would you call the forces of good ‘Israel or Islam?’ I asked
looking him straight in the eyes. He gave me a startled look. “If I
were a Moslem, I would have no problem to name the forces of good and
it wouldn’t be Israel. As a Christian, I would probably name Israel,
but as a Christian Arab I would prefer not to answer.”

We looked at each other. His answer made it clear where the Israeli
Arabs stood, whether they were Moslems or Christians. And why should
I be surprised? After all the Israeli Arabs call the establishment of
the State of Israel their nakbah (disaster).

Is there a way to avoid the “Armageddon”?

“I think there are two ways to avoid it. One can be a major war which
the West can win. As in World War Two, had the West attacked the
Germans in 1936 the war would have lasted not more than a month with
very few casualties. Their procrastination resulted in World War II
with all its consequences. Eventually, the West will have to tackle
the Iranians, it is better that they do it now to avert a world
catastrophe later. With Iran defeated the Islamic onslaught will lose
its base, and it may be the turning point in history to defeat the
menace of extreme Islam. The majority of th e Moslems don’t want this
confrontation anyway.”

“You are painting a rather dark picture. When do you think we will
have the next round against Hezbollah?” I asked. “I think they will
attack again as soon as they are fully re-equipped and I think it
will be during the summer, while Israel is still in a military and
political turmoil.”

For a while, we sat in silence. He finished his second cup of coffee
and got up. “I know what I am going to do. I am going to Canada to
join my brother. This country is becoming much too dangerous for
Christians as well,” he said. He thanked me for the coffee and we
shook hands.

“You said there are two ways to avoid Armageddon?” I remembered to
ask him.

“Sure, all the West has to do is follow Putin’s ways. He assassinates
his enemies without blinking an eye. Assassinate the four or five
Mullahs who run the show, Ahmadinejad, and a few more Iranian
fanatics, and the War can be avoided. It may be difficult to do, but
not impossible. With today’s hi- tech technology I am sure that new
weapons against individuals are being prepared right now. I think it
would be a better way of handling the matter than an all out war
against Islam.”

The conversation with Francis was not more encouraging than the one I
had with the Palestinian student five years ago. It was becoming
clear that Israel may be on the forefront for the coming war of the
West against Islam, unless we follow Francis’ suggestion to
assassinate the heads of the snake, rather than going to war with Islam.
Solly Ganor is a survivor of Dachau and the author of Light One Candle.

HANK1 answered on 03/19/07:



“The American bungling of the war in Iraq only added to their conviction that victory not only o ver Israel but also over the West is not only possible, but certain." Thank God for our patriots on the homefront. Those people who want to bring our troops home evidently want to see the Iraqi population slaughtered once we leave. I'd sure hate to have that on my conscience. It's been four years as of today that we went into Iraq. Seems like a pretty long time, doesn't it?

HANK

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Jesushelper76 asked on 03/19/07 - Group Hug!!!!!!!!

Oh, I am asking for everybody to come together with a big group hug.

Everybody is welcomed even the people who blocked me for no reason. Even though I did not block anybody else.

Hank 1, Hank 2, Hank 3, Hank 4, Hank 5, Hank 6, and Hank 7 are all welcome. Make sure you take your turns, talking all at once will be more confusing then it already is.

Everybody it is time for a new season of Love. So here is my hug to everybody on these boards. Hugs never hurt anybody and you feel so much better after receiving one and giving one.

There is one thing I ask of you today, is go out and hug some stranger in the street and let them know you care about them. Lets all make this Hug a thon day today and make the world a better place.

No kissing strangers that is left for people you know.

Joe

HANK1 answered on 03/19/07:


The only person I'm hugging is Leslie. So, count me out, Joe. Under normal circumstances, your idea would work and I applaud you for trying to get this group together. That being said, there is no way this group will ever "come together." Why do I say this? Because I've been trying for about five years to get this group to "come together." As long as you have a few 'animals' participating on this Christianity Board ... of all places ..., they're capable of saying and doing anything. So, I say, "Bring these assholes on."

HANK

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Tyrah asked on 03/19/07 - Goodbye!



I feel very sorry for those who wrote negative comments about Hank. If you knew him personally like I do, you'd have a lifelong friend who would always be at your beckon call. Truthfully, I have never come across people like some of you. Goodbye!

Tyrah

HANK1 answered on 03/19/07:


Leslie logged off. So, this is to all of you:

On behalf of my bride-to-be, Leslie, I'm taking all of you on! Your performances re: her participation here shows all of you WHY we have no new Experts or Users on this Christianity Board. Let the challenges begin ... in all respects. I, too, have never come across any people ... or should I say 'animals' ... like many of you.

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tropicalstorm asked on 03/19/07 - in reply to Nazi

simply because I go by the facts rather than revise history to suit my religion doesn't make me an atheist supporter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hitler was catholic not atheist )

link doesn't work with foxfire here is the original

http://www.infidels.org/library/historical/unknown/hitler.html

From the Lansing State Journal newspaper (Lansing, Michigan) of February 23, 1933.

HITLER AIMS BLOW AT 'GODLESS' MOVE

Chancellor's Forces Seek the Catholic Support for Latest Campaign

BERLIN, Feb. 23 (AP)--A campaign against the "godless movement" and an appeal for Catholic support were launched Wednesday by Chancellor Adolf Hitler's forces. They struck at two of his formidable opponents in the March 5 elections, the first at communists and the latter at the allied Catholic parties.

Meanwhile five more persons were killed and scores were injured Tuesday night in the incipient civil war which has been waging since Hitler's rise to power. This brought the number of deaths in political clashes since the first of the year, when Hitler began negotiations for the chancellorship, to about 70.

A campaign against the "godless movement" was announced by Bernard Rust, nazi commissioner for education and culture in Prussia, in an address Tuesday night before students at the technical university here. He said the details would be revealed in the next few days. In his speech opening the campaign for the reichstag and Prussian diet elections, Hitler attacked communists for the spread of atheism.

An appeal to Catholic nazis was printed Wednesday in Hitler's Voelkischer Beobachter, assailing the Catholic centrist and populist parties. It recalled the papal encyclical of January 9, 1928, which admonished priests to serve the religious interests of the nation and not to affiliate with political parties. Hitler, himself, is a Catholic.

Nazis invaded a centrist campaign meeting at Trier but were repulsed after a stiff fight. Several persons were injured at Kiel and Opladen in nazi-reichsbanner clashes.


hitler on evolution
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While Hitler uses the word "evolution" in Mein Kampf, it is clear that he is not referring to Darwin's theory --- indeed, he never mentions the man. In fact, a look at his writings reveals his sentiments on the subject to be those of an orthodox creationist.

Like a creationist, Hitler asserts fixity of kinds:

The fox remains always a fox, the goose remains a goose, and the tiger will retain the character of a tiger. (Mein Kampf, vol. ii, ch. xi)

Like a creationist, Hitler claims that God made man:

For it was by the Will of God that men were made of a certain bodily shape, were given their natures and their faculties. (Mein Kampf, vol. ii, ch. x)

Like a creationist, Hitler believes that man was made in God's image, and in the expulsion from Eden:

Whoever would dare to raise a profane hand against that highest image of God among His creatures would sin against the bountiful Creator of this marvel and would collaborate in the expulsion from Paradise. (Mein Kampf, vol ii, ch. i)

Like a creationist, Hitler believes that:

God ... sent [us] into this world with the commission to struggle for our daily bread. (Mein Kampf, vol ii, ch. xiv)

Like a creationist, Hitler claims Jesus as his inspiration:

My feeling as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded only by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them. (Speech, April 12 1922, published in My New Order)

Like a creationist, Hitler despises secular schooling:

Secular schools can never be tolerated because such schools have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith . . . we need believing people. (Speech, April 26, 1933)

Like a creationist, Hitler wished to make prayer compulsory in public schools. Unlike American creationists, he succeeded.

So why does he mention evolution at all? Well, after declaring the fixity of the fox, goose, and tiger, he goes on to talk of differences within species:

[T]he various degrees of structural strength and active power, in the intelligence, efficiency, endurance, etc., with which the individual specimens are endowed. (Mein Kampf, vol. ii, ch. xi)

So, like a creationist, there is some evolution he is prepared to concede --- evolution within species, which creationists call "microevolution", and which they have no objection to [1]. So it is on the basis of the one part of evolutionary theory which creationists accept that Hitler tried to find a scientific basis for his racism.

It is not surprising that Hitler should have found creationist views so attractive. A man who will not admit people of other races to be his brothers is hardly likely to embrace animals of other species as his cousins.

HANK1 answered on 03/19/07:



Now the Muslims are calling Bush a reincarnated Hitler. Best to go by the facts, even though "truth is stranger than fiction" at last report!

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 03/17/07 - The Lord Our Maker


March 17, 2007

"O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker" (Psalm 95:6).

In the first chapter of Genesis we are told that God was to "make man in our image," and also that He "created man in His own image" (Genesis 1:26-27). Similarly on the seventh day, God "rested from all His work which God created and made" (Genesis 2:3).

God is, therefore, both Creator and Maker of all things, including the image of God in man. These two terms are not synonymous, though they sometimes seem to be used interchangeably. "Creation" is calling into existence entities which previously had no existence. No one except God is ever the subject of the verb "create." The work of making, on the other hand, is that of organizing created entities into complex systems.

It is interesting that God is called "Creator" five times in the Bible, whereas He is called "Maker" sixteen times. God created His image in men and women, but He also made them in that image. That is, He called into existence the spiritual component of man's nature, not shared in any degree by the animals. He also organized the basic material elements into complex human bodies, the most highly organized systems in the universe, and these were made in that image that God Himself would one day assume when He became an incarnate human being. In this way He is both Creator and Maker of His image in each person.

That image has been marred because of sin, but through the work of Christ, we have been "renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him" (Colossians 3:10), and our bodies will "be fashioned like unto His glorious body" (Philippians 3:21). Created and newly created, made and remade, let us humbly kneel before the Lord our Maker and Creator. HMM
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HANK1 answered on 03/17/07:



" To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive." — Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

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MarySusan asked on 03/17/07 - Christians Arrested in DC

WASHINGTON — Thousands of Christians prayed for peace at an anti-war service Friday night at the Washington National Cathedral, kicking off a weekend of protests around the country to mark the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq.

Afterward, participants marched with battery-operated faux candles through snow and wind toward the White House, where police began arresting protesters shortly before midnight. Protest guidelines require demonstrators to continue moving while on the White House sidewalk.

"We gave them three warnings, and they broke the guidelines," said Lt. Scott Fear. "There's an area on the White House sidewalk where you have to keep moving."

About 100 people crossed the street from Lafayette Park _ where thousands of protesters were gathered _ to demonstrate on the White House sidewalk late Friday. Police began cuffing them and putting them on buses to be taken for processing.

Fear said 222 people had been arrested by Saturday morning. The first 100 were charged with disobeying a lawful order, and the others with crossing a police line. All of them were fined $100.

The windows of the executive mansion were dark, as the president was away for the weekend at Camp David in Maryland.

John Pattison, 29, said he and his wife flew in from Portland, Ore., to attend his first anti-war rally. He said his opposition to the war had developed over time.

"Quite literally on the night that shock and awe commenced, my friend and I toasted the military might of the United States," Pattison said. "We were quite proud and thought we were doing the right thing."

He said the way the war had progressed and U.S. foreign policy since then had forced him to question his beliefs.

"A lot of the rhetoric that we hear coming from Christians has been dominated by the religious right and has been strong advocacy for the war," Pattison said. "That's just not the way I read my Gospel."............

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Comments?

HANK1 answered on 03/17/07:



So Pattison is 'among' those who read the Gospel, huh? Politically active organizations within fundamentalist Christianity attempt to implement conservative changes to Society and its laws. Maybe he should be Hillary's Vice-President. She likes to change her mind as well. Compliments of ...

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peddler7118 asked on 03/17/07 - Questions for Pete

Pete I am calling your bluff.
You keep telling me I believe in myths so you tell me why and how the universe came into existence and what is the origin of plants animals and people?
Were they created or did they evolve from a common ancestor?
If they evolved then what from and by what process?

Pete if you refuse to answer then I conclude you have to convince yourself you are not a believer in fairy tales by pointing fingers at me.
I already know you can't and you won't even try but you will jump up and down like an idiot trying to squirm out of a straight answer and I need a laugh today.

HANK1 answered on 03/17/07:



You won't get anything out of Pete. His forte on this Board is not answering questions that explain his standing in ANY matter, especially a subject such as science. Short and bitter wisecracks. That's all this guy knows. Compliments of ...

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MarySusan asked on 03/17/07 - A St. Patty's Day Story

Late yesterday afternoon,. I had just finished on the computer when the doorbell rang. It was Aurelija(from Lithuania), one of my first caregivers. She had visited earlier this year, once arriving when I was in bad shape with crying; she her entire life falling apart.

Well, she brought me and Nick a present....cat food and treats and litter!! Best of all, she came to clean my apartment. *Really* clean my apartment. :) She spent over four hours on my studio, and did a fabulous job. MY SINUS' EVEN STARTED DRAINING AS SHE REMOVED THE DUST AND CAT HAIR!! lol!!

I have always held with the Christian commandment to love your neighbor as yourself and have done whatever I could to help people in need, and I had helped Aurelija a lot. There is nothing supernatural in this!

There is the eastern concept of Karma, and the Jerry Springer version, "What goes around, comes around". :)


If you want to experience heaven, what have you done today to help someone in need? It is the little things that count. Money is not the most important need, necessarily, but giving of the self is powerful. Little things, real things. Anyone can help his/her brothers and sisters in some way, and every day. :)
To hell with arguing about denominations and spliting hairs about Bible quotes; that's for men anyway, and none of then will ever "get to heaven"!! LOL!!

I gotta go put my new wedgewood blue throws out on my furniture and tidy up a bit. Things are really shaping up!!

HANK1 answered on 03/17/07:


Tell me, Chou, who taught you when you were young to "love your neighbor as yourself?" Do you think talking badly about Christians enhances your love for "thy neigbor?" On balance: " ... that's for men anyway, and none of then will ever "get to heaven"!!" Why did you write that?

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peddler7118 asked on 03/17/07 - Perk,Is your wife a whore?

It seems a reasonable assumption since those are obviously the kind of women you prefer.

HANK1 answered on 03/17/07:


A "whore" is a discontented prostitute who wasn't getting paid enough for her/his services. So, she went looking for more than one sugar daddy. Compliments from ...

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peddler7118 asked on 03/17/07 - Fred,have you told the Pope he is responsible for aids?

Obviously your hero Dommy is correct and you agree when he says the Popes' stand on condom use is the sole reason that millions of men, women, and children who die slow horrible deaths from aids.
Also do you teach your grandchildren that sodomy is the key to happiness and Jesus is all for it. Does your wife agree with this as well?
Do you wear a t-shirt to Mass with the Pope is a mass murderer on one side and Jesus is looking for a few new queers on the other?

Seeing as Dommy is your idea of an intelligent moral person do you teach your grandkids that the God of the Bible is a stupid desert god and an evil bloodthirsty monster?

There is an old saying you are who you support.

HANK1 answered on 03/17/07:



If my friend, Fred, allegedly condones what you posted, he and I had better have a talk. "There is an old saying you are who you support." How many times have I mentioned this? My two little games proved who's who on this Board. People show their 'colors' eventually! Compliments of ...

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peddler7118 asked on 03/17/07 - Would Jesus find the "Christians" here funny?

I expect this vulgarity from Perk but I thought Jesus told us that lusting in our heart was a sin.

Most of you find these dirty jokes and dirty pictures amusing. The most popular show on television is desperate married whores and there are not enough non-Christians to make that happen. How many of you watch it?

Satan first words in the Bible were Hath God Said?

Apparently many of you seem to ask that same question about morality. Does God really mind this? Am I really all that bad? I am a good person .I don't hurt anybody.

For those of you who have the slightest notion the Bible is true might want to read this verse.

Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

XXX Christianity ? Sad world.

HANK1 answered on 03/17/07:



Just one thing: God isn't here physically to report Pericles. So, He just told me what to do! Compliments of ...

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tropicalstorm asked on 03/17/07 - Peddler

You have to be very very careful who we go out with nowadays. Take this test and you will see why.

would you go out with her )

HANK1 answered on 03/17/07:



I need not worry. I have Leslie. I will say, though, that most people are unable to grasp the personage and importance of dating. Restraints depend on a person's knowledge of the opposite or same sex. It's also a good idea to 'know thyself.' Compliments of ...

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peddler7118 asked on 03/17/07 - Poll

Domino says he has been to Africa 35 times to minister to aids victims. He claims to have worked with the Protestants and the Catholics.

Unlike you, you hypocrite I have BEEN to Africa 35 times...I have visited both Catholic and Protestant missions.. spent one season working with Sister Emmanuele in Cairo and contributed to setting up new homes and workshops for women and girls, both Coptic and Muslim....so don't give me that bullshit about you supporting the missions

Assuming they were very short trips of 15 days that is 525 days of his life in Africa. {not to mention a whole season in Cairo setting up homes-whatever that means} No charitable organization would have paid for such short trips for a volunteer so we must assume he paid for these trips out of his own pocket.
Assuming a ridiculously low cost of $2500.00 per trip that is $87,500 dollars he paid to help those people. {not to mention a whole season in Cairo setting up homes-whatever that means}

Or he spent an average of 2 or three months per trip there at the expense of a charity that recruits God hating anti-Christians to represent the gospel to the unsaved which means he spent at least 2100 days in Africa working as a God -hating anti-Christian with various religious charities that accepts such volunteers. {not to mention a whole season in Cairo setting up homes-whatever that means}

My question is how many of you actually believe this story?

My personal opinion is that the farmer has hauled another load away.

HANK1 answered on 03/17/07:


There must be a light shining somewhere if he did go to Africa. If you'd rather dance with gypsies, go enjoy a carnival. I don't think Domino is lying. Why should I, even though his efforts aren't directly observable and visible? Quite a remarkable and powerful feat, I'd say! Compliments of ...

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peddler7118 asked on 03/17/07 - Domino's Morals.

WhoooEeee:
It took less time than I thought to rip off your mask, you hypocritical little slug!!! ROTFLMAO

Go find a RAM, pudd...you need the action :) :) :) :)


A ram? Why do Christians here listen to a moral degenerate like you?

As for you Fred agreeing with this vile excuse for a man makes you just as bad.
Actually I think I have more respect for him. He knows he is a scumbag , you pretend to be a Christian.

I understand you are frustrated because I keep pointing out that the RCC tells you what to believe and giving proof of that but so be it, it is true.

Suggesting I perform some vile sex act? What god do you worship?

HANK1 answered on 03/17/07:



Desire, fortitude and grit can hush the sorrow of defeat. Just don't allow skepticism to dominate your search for triumph. Absolute knowledge of morality is unattainable. Judgments must be continually questioned and doubted in order to attain approximate or relative certainty. Compliments of ...

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peddler7118 asked on 03/17/07 - Mary says that believers disparage science.

I DON'T BELIEVE THERE IS A SUPERNATURAL BECAUSE THERE IS NO ***PROOF*** AND IT IS RIDICULOUS ON THE FACE OF IT; AND I DON'T RESPECT(think they are ignorant illiterates) THOSE WHO *BELIEVE* IN GOD(S) AND DISPARAGE SCIENCE.

Mary if you are going to call me an ignorant illiterate and one who disparages science I would like some evidence or an apology.

As far as what you say is ridiculous that is your opinion.

My reply is that science was introduced by those that believe in God and all of Western Science is based on the belief in an orderly creator God. Atheism is anti-science by definition.
If Natural Philosophy was based on the idea that chance random processes are all there is then there would have been no reason to look for order in nature, for natural law.

All of the laws of science and the scientific method itself were founded by Christian Creationist. If somehow as Mary fraudulently claims that belief in God is anti-science is true then where are the laws of nature discovered by those who disbelieve?
I submit that they do not exist.

Even evolutionary philosophers of science concede that Western Science was founded on the assumption of the existence of the Christian God by men who believed in the Christian God and that there were no exceptions. That it never would have blossomed anywhere but in Christendom.
If there are exceptions would you please present them or apologize?


"...it is the Christian world which finally gave birth in a clear articulate fashion to the experimental method of science itself...It is surely one of the curious paradoxes of history that science which professionally has little to do with faith, owes its origins to an act of faith that the universe can be rationally interpreted, and that science today is sustained by that assumption." (Eiseley, Loren C. [Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania], "Darwin's Century: Evolution and the Men Who Discovered It," [1958], Anchor Books: Doubleday & Co: Garden City NY, 1961, reprint, p.62)


Atheist Philosopher of Science Michael Ruse had this to say about evolution:
An increasing number of scientists, most particularly a growing number of evolutionists. . argue that Darwinian evolutionary theory is no genuine scientific theory at all . . Many of the critics have the highest intellectual credentials."—*Michael Ruse, "Darwin's Theory: An Exercise in Science," in New Scientist, June 25, 1981, p. 828.

“One is forced to conclude that many scientists and technologists pay lip-service to Darwinian theory only because it supposedly excludes a creator”

Dr. Michael Walker, Senior Lecturer—Anthropology, Sydney University.
Quadrant, October 1982, page 44.


Unless you can give examples of advocates of atheism being superior in science or even equal to it's founders you are dishonestly disparaging me .

Saying you retract one statement when it proves my point that evolution is not science as with the gill slit issue is evidence that the truth is of no concern to you.

HANK1 answered on 03/17/07:



Clowns of little value continue to escort some of us toward restful but sometimes arresting excursions. Stolen moments help me dream of the unconquerable. I, of course, take exception to your post and comments. Compliments of ...

HANK

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Hwood asked on 03/16/07 - I am going to try and explain this by asking a question.


Have you ever made a speech, or preached a message? If you know how to prepare your messages, then you will know what this means.

When you read the bible, try and keep this in mind. The books in the bible are written like this. It tells what the teaching is about, then it teaches the subject, and then it goes back and explains the message.

In the new testament, each writer was inspired to tell what happened, but each was inspired to emphasize a certain part of the event. That is why certain parts are not reported by every writer.

God knows that his word will not be understood by the worldly wisdom of man. He made it for those who will only read with an open heart and not just their mind.

When I say to accept Jesus into your life, if you want to understand God’s word, that is what I am talking about. It is not my rule, it is God’s rule.

1 Corinthians 1:18-24
18. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
19. For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate."
20. Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
21. For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.
22. Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom,
23. but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,
24. but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

HANK1 answered on 03/17/07:


Some writers distinguish between two types of intelligence, Hywood. Fluid intelligence is the capacity for insight into complex relations. It is presumed to be relatively independent of education and experience. Deductive reasoning and the ability to unscramble a sentence both require fluid intelligence. This is WHY it's hard for some people to decipher the meanings of Scripture. Crystallized intelligence is the ability to master and use acquired knowledge and skills and is assumed to depend heavily on culture and education. Defining words, solving math problems, and summarizing the Republican party's policies all require crystallized intelligence, don't you think? Anyway, I've always contended that descriptive prose is the most important tool a writer can use when describing people, places and things. I usually use an outline of the points of importance I wish to cover when writing an essay, feature et al about a subject.

An excerpt from your post: "what the teaching is about, then it teaches the subject, and then it goes back and explains the message." Thus, a lead paragraph, facts and prose, summary. Compliments of ...

HANK

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peddler7118 asked on 03/16/07 - AN EXAMINATION OF ALLEGED CONTRADICTIONS IN THE GOSPELS

Apologetics
by
F. Furman Kearley, Ph.D.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PROBLEM
The problem raised concerning alleged contradictions in the Gospels, or for that matter, anywhere within the Bible, is a most serious one and deserves careful consideration. First, the doctrine of full or complete inspiration is at stake. How can the material be inspired of the Holy Spirit and at the same time contain contradictions? Second, the authority and credibility of the Bible are being weighed in the balances.
If there are some errors that are apparent, there may be many others that are not. If the Bible contains contradictions, then one could not trust the accounts recorded therein. Third, if the Gospels are not inspired and cannot be relied upon for accuracy, there is no way that men today can know with any certainty what Jesus did, what He said, or if indeed He is Who He claimed to be. Fourth, if the Gospels are
not inspired, and are not accurate historically, then the foundation of Christianity is destroyed since one would be unable to distinguish between what is of man and what is of God. L. Gaussen emphasized the importance of the problem when he wrote: “First of all, we acknowledge that, were it true that there were,as they tell us, erroneous facts and contradictory narratives in the Holy Scriptures, one must renounce any attempt to maintain their plenary inspiration. But we are not reduced to this: These alleged errors do not exist” (1949, p. 207).

THE FAILURE OF ALLEGED CONTRADICTIONS IN HISTORY
The first evidence to support Gaussen’s assertion that alleged errors do not exist is the fact that opponents of Christianity from the very earliest times have attempted to find contradictions in the Bible—with Christian apologists in every age having met and refuted their arguments. The critics’ lack of success may be seen by noting the spread of Christianity and the increased circulation of the Bible in more than fifteen hundred languages, while the critics have died and their arguments now sit covered with dust on the shelves of libraries. Every now and then, some critic revives an old alleged contradiction, but all have been answered at one time or another. Gaussen briefly traced this conflict:
The Scriptures have in all ages had their adversaries and their defenders—their Celsuses as well as their Origens—their Porphyries as well as their Eusebiuses—their Castellios, and their Calvins, their Strausses and their Hengstenbergs. It is now sixteen hundred years since Malchus Porphyry, that learned and spiteful Syrian, who lived in Sicily under the reign of Diocletian, and whom Jerome calls radibum adversus
Christum canem, wrote fifteen books—the fourth of which was directed against the Pentateuch, the twelfth and the thirteenth against Daniel—there was one (the first) entirely devoted to the bringing together of all the contradictions which, he maintained, he had found in the Scriptures (1949, p. 208).
Arguments concerning alleged contradictions in the Bible were advanced in the past history of theUnited States by men like Thomas Paine and Robert Ingersoll. Dynamic preaching and debating refuted them, with the result being the “Great Awakening.” Modern critics continue to document contradictions in the Bible, but these contradictions are being refuted just as those throughout history have been.
ATTITUDE IS THE KEY
Whether contradictions are seen in the Gospels, or whether harmony is observed among the four Gospels, is involved almost completely in the attitude of the individual reader toward the material. If one is seeking to find contradictions, he can create them where they do not exist. An example will make this clear. One critic wrote:
Ask yourself, did Judas kiss Jesus to betray him or not? Mark-Matthew say that Judas kissed Jesus. But Luke says that Judas tried to kiss Jesus and did not make it. For John, there was no betrayal kiss at all.
And, John underlines his point of view by adding that Judas kept standing with the crowd (Lewis, 1972,
p. 3).
Listen to what Luke actually records, “But Jesus said unto him, ‘Judas, betrayest thou the Son of
Man with a kiss?’ ” (Luke 22:48). Luke nowhere says that Judas tried to kiss Jesus but failed. The critic is so desirous of finding a contradiction that he is blind to what Luke said and puts other words into his mouth. The truth is that Luke does not record the completion of the act, but this in no way contradicts Matthew and Mark and in no way infers that the kiss did not take place. The critic again blindly inferred that John said there was no kiss. In truth, John simply omitted the entire matter and did not mention this
act of betrayal. His omission of this detail in no way contradicts the other gospels any more than his omission to record the Sermon on the Mount constitutes a denial that the Sermon on the Mount was delivered.
In truth, none of the Gospel writers records anywhere near all of the details of the Lord’s ministry.
However, critics seize upon any imagined variation and cry, “Contradiction!” This is simply because they want to find a contradiction, for they cannot stand the message of the Gospel and must attempt to overthrow its authority.
In everyday life, one can observe how significant attitude is in approaching the evaluation of other men’s words. If one person is hostile toward another, he constantly is picking over everything he says or does, and infers flaws and contradictions repeatedly when such really do not exist. On the other hand, if one is favorably disposed toward another, he attempts to find harmony in everything the other person says or does. The sincere and honest method of approaching any such matters is to assume harmony and to
grant honesty and credibility to others until the opposite is proved beyond a shadow of a doubt. The critics, however, not only attempt to magnify slight variations in the Gospel accounts into contradictions, but frequently create problems where there are none by making or inferring statements that are not present in the text. Another example might illustrate the matter even more clearly. One critic affirmed: “Mark-
Matthew say that Jesus prayed three times and each time came again to find his friends asleep. Luke says this happened only once John has no praying, no watching, no sleeping and no waking at all” (Lewis,
1972, p. 4).
A careful examination of Luke 22:39-46 indicates that Luke never said “This happened only once.”
What Luke does do is to abbreviate the account of the event in the garden. He records a part of Jesus’ prayer in verse 42, then clearly seems to indicate that Jesus prayed further by using the phrase (in verse 44), “he prayed more earnestly.” Simply because Luke abbreviates the account of this event and does not give all of the details that the other writers give in no way indicates that he is contradicting them. Luke never said “Jesus prayed only once.” Further, John certainly does not contradict the other Gospel writers.
John simply omits the entire incident in the Garden of Gethsemane. Certainly an omission does not constitute a contradiction. The above critic felt so compelled to find a contradiction, in order to escape the authority of the Gospel, that he created one by his own inferences. I would not want such an illogical person as this critic on a jury that was to decide my fate.
In approaching a study of the alleged contradictions in the Gospels we must ask ourselves, “Am I desirousof finding a contradiction or am I desirous of finding harmony and solutions to problems?” Many problems in the local church are stirred up and intensified by people who constantly see flaws and contradictions where there are none. Churches have peace and harmony because people are willing to give others
the benefit of the doubt instead of immediately calling them liars because two different statements donot exactly coincide.
HIGH ETHICS ASSURE HARMONY
Practically everyone acquainted with the Bible acknowledges that the Gospels present the highest ethical standards known to mankind. Even those who do not accept the divine authority of the Gospels recognize the high ethical value of the material. Yet critics have alleged well over 100 contradictions between various parts of the Gospels. How is it possible for these books to have the highest quality as true witnesses and be telling the truth, while at the same time constituting the height of folly in being false
witnesses to the things of which they testify. If four witnesses should be placed on the witness stand in a court of law and more than 100 contradictions were found between their testimonies, they would be laughed to scorn, regarded as liars, and prosecuted for perjury. Certainly the Gospel writers were competent men who were capable of knowing what they had seen and heard and capable of relating it accurately.
There are no contradictions between their testimony—only problems created by enemies who wantto destroy that testimony.
REASONS FOR ALLEGED CONTRADICTIONS
First, the most basic reason for the allegation of contradictions in the Gospels is the antisupernatural/ anti-Christian bias that seeks to discredit the deity of Christ, His vicarious death, His bodily resurrection, His miracles, and the authority of His teaching.
Second, some allege contradictions in the Gospels because they fail to study carefully the Gospel accounts themselves. Rather they listen to critics and then parrot what critics have said the Gospels contain instead of examining what Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John actually stated.
Third, some seem to find contradictions in the Gospels because they fail to arrange in a careful andchronological sequence the events and teachings recorded in the Gospels.
- Fourth, the failure to recognize the nature of the Gospels causes some to find supposed contradictions.
Critics assume that each Gospel is a rather complete biography of the life of Christ. Therefore, they assume that an omission constitutes a contradiction. However, the Gospels are not complete biographies.
The Gospels are limited in the days, and in the events, of the life of Christ with which they deal. Some have estimated the Gospels contain events from only about 35 days in the life of Christ. His ministry alone, of three-and-one-half years, would have covered more than 1200 days. Truly John indicated that Jesus did many more signs than were recorded and that if everything Jesus did was recorded the world itself would not contain the books that should be written (John 20:30,32; 21:25). In such abbreviated accounts,
no one should expect to find the same exact details in one account as in the others. Certainly, oneshould expect to find many omissions between the accounts, as well as some events recorded more fullyby one or more briefly by another.
Fifth, many critics fail to realize the repetitive nature of the activities and the teaching of Christ and, therefore, they see a contradiction in an account or in a quotation when really two different occasions areunder consideration. It is only logical that Jesus would have repeated the same type of activities in village after village. He would have repeated the same basic lessons many times. It is quite possible that He would have delivered the Sermon on the Mount in various forms more than 100 times during His ministry.
Consider the political oratory that occurs in our country. If one should examine the speeches of Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, or other political candidates, he would find them repeating the same basic messages in various forms. While our Lord was not in a political campaign in the ordinary sense of those words, He was in a campaign against the devil and for the souls of men. Everywhere He
went He did and said the things needful to prepare men for the coming of the kingdom. Therefore, one cannot prove a contradiction simply because there is some slight variation in the way some great principle is stated. There is no doubt the Lord’s disciples heard Him utter the same great truths, with several variations in wording, during the course of their time with Him. problems in the local church are stirred up and intensified by people who constantly see flaws and contradictionswhere there are none. Churches have peace and harmony because people are willing to give others
the benefit of the doubt instead of immediately calling them liars because two different statements donot exactly coincide.
HIGH ETHICS ASSURE HARMONY
Practically everyone acquainted with the Bible acknowledges that the Gospels present the highest
ethical standards known to mankind. Even those who do not accept the divine authority of the Gospels
recognize the high ethical value of the material. Yet critics have alleged well over 100 contradictions between
various parts of the Gospels. How is it possible for these books to have the highest quality as true
witnesses and be telling the truth, while at the same time constituting the height of folly in being false
witnesses to the things of which they testify. If four witnesses should be placed on the witness stand in a
court of law and more than 100 contradictions were found between their testimonies, they would be
laughed to scorn, regarded as liars, and prosecuted for perjury. Certainly the Gospel writers were competent
men who were capable of knowing what they had seen and heard and capable of relating it accurately.
There are no contradictions between their testimony—only problems created by enemies who want
to destroy that testimony.
REASONS FOR ALLEGED CONTRADICTIONS
First, the most basic reason for the allegation of contradictions in the Gospels is the antisupernatural/
anti-Christian bias that seeks to discredit the deity of Christ, His vicarious death, His bodily resurrection,
His miracles, and the authority of His teaching.
Second, some allege contradictions in the Gospels because they fail to study carefully the Gospel accounts
themselves. Rather they listen to critics and then parrot what critics have said the Gospels contain
instead of examining what Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John actually stated.
Third, some seem to find contradictions in the Gospels because they fail to arrange in a careful and
chronological sequence the events and teachings recorded in the Gospels.
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Fourth, the failure to recognize the nature of the Gospels causes some to find supposed contradictions.
Critics assume that each Gospel is a rather complete biography of the life of Christ. Therefore, they
assume that an omission constitutes a contradiction. However, the Gospels are not complete biographies.
The Gospels are limited in the days, and in the events, of the life of Christ with which they deal. Some
have estimated the Gospels contain events from only about 35 days in the life of Christ. His ministry
alone, of three-and-one-half years, would have covered more than 1200 days. Truly John indicated that
Jesus did many more signs than were recorded and that if everything Jesus did was recorded the world
itself would not contain the books that should be written (John 20:30,32; 21:25). In such abbreviated accounts,
no one should expect to find the same exact details in one account as in the others. Certainly, one
should expect to find many omissions between the accounts, as well as some events recorded more fully
by one or more briefly by another.
Fifth, many critics fail to realize the repetitive nature of the activities and the teaching of Christ and, therefore, they see a contradiction in an account or in a quotation when really two different occasions are under consideration. It is only logical that Jesus would have repeated the same type of activities in village after village. He would have repeated the same basic lessons many times. It is quite possible that He
would have delivered the Sermon on the Mount in various forms more than 100 times during His ministry.
Consider the political oratory that occurs in our country. If one should examine the speeches of
Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, or other political candidates, he would find them repeating
the same basic messages in various forms. While our Lord was not in a political campaign in the ordinary
sense of those words, He was in a campaign against the devil and for the souls of men. Everywhere He
went He did and said the things needful to prepare men for the coming of the kingdom. Therefore, one
cannot prove a contradiction simply because there is some slight variation in the way some great principle
is stated. There is no doubt the Lord’s disciples heard Him utter the same great truths, with several variations
in wording, during the course of their time with Him.