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The Judgment of Future Generations

Bob4451 Wrote: May 31, 2013 2:10 PM
Wrong; the Orthodox *do* believe in the Trinity. "Glory to the holy, consubstantial, undivided Trinity, now and ever and unto ages of ages." - straight from Orthodox polyphonic chant. Catholics who don't believe in the Trinity are not Catholics, they're excommunicated by their own hand. The fact that Jesus did not talk about the Trinity does not mean it doesn't exist. He did says "whoever has seen Me has seen the Father", so we can deduce that He and the Father were the same (consubstantial). Jesus was not elevated to Godhood; He *was* God from before the creation of the world. The Council of Nicaea was simply the first council to formally proclaim the doctrine - which the faithful had believed for quite some time beforehand.
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The Judgment of Future Generations

Bob4451 Wrote: May 31, 2013 8:51 AM
You want brutal honesty? Catholics ARE Christians - in fact, we were the FIRST Christians. I don't know where you are getting your facts, but I suspect you're pulling them out of someplace warm, dark, and smelly. I'm no fan of the LDS church (the idea of God living on a planet near the center of the galaxy sounds like the plot of a bad Star Trek film); still, I found Dr. Mike's comment a bit outside the bounds of polite discussion. Nevertheless, the First Amendment trumps us all; he can speak the truth as he sees it without fear of Government censure, and if we don't like what he has to say, we can stop reading his columns.
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The Gay Takeover of America

Bob4451 Wrote: May 09, 2013 4:25 PM
That's just bad theology - confusing the Creator with nature. God made you; he didn't make you homosexual. Wondering how you could have become homosexual? God has an Adversary who delights in twisting and perverting God's creation to inflict pain. We are called to preach the Gospel of love, and part of that love is to show our brothers when they have sinned. Homosexual sex is inherently sinful, so we preach against it. It's really that simple.
When I was in college, we had problems with coeds being raped at frat parties. Maybe if the girls were allowed to be armed, that wouldn't happen too often. Besides, most college students aren't old enough to get CCW permits.
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Disorderly Conduct

Bob4451 Wrote: Apr 29, 2013 8:25 AM
On the battlefield, it's called a "drumhead trial", because in the days of the British Empire, the presiding officer would upend a drumhead and sit on it while dispensing "justice".
You, sir, are a fool and a poltroon; worse, you are ignorant not only of your own culture but that of the enemy as well. Hirohito had invoked Bushido (the Way of the Warrior), which forbade surrender. MacArthur knew that Bushido allows a samurai faced with an invincible opponent to surrender and keep his honor intact. Only by using the bomb could MacArthur give Hirohito an excuse to surrender. Later, when he landed in Japan, his Japanese marine honor guard turned their backs on him. He was not offended; he knew that they could not look at the man who had called down fire from Heaven on them. MacArthur knew his enemy; you do not.
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Why Don Opposes Capital Rape

Bob4451 Wrote: Apr 19, 2013 10:55 AM
I recommend that you read "A Time To Kill: The Myth of Christian Pacifism" by Greg Hopkins (available on Amazon.com) and learn what Scripture *really* says about such things.
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Why Don Opposes Capital Rape

Bob4451 Wrote: Apr 19, 2013 10:53 AM
Actually, the Catholic Church (not just the Pope - current or past) condemns the unwarranted use of capital punishment. The Church recognizes that there are people who pose such a threat to the safety of the general public (and who refuse to straighten up) that there is no other way to deal with them than to kill them. The Church would simply prefer that capital punishment be as rare an event as we can safely make it; a dead man cannot repent of his sins and turn to God.
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Why Don Opposes Capital Rape

Bob4451 Wrote: Apr 19, 2013 10:48 AM
As I often say to people who tell me that they don't believe in God, your belief (or lack thereof) has no bearing on the question of his existence. Either he exists or he doesn't - belief does not enter into it. We don't "know" that Don exists; indeed, maybe Dr. Mike has a fake account with Don's name on it, and he is posting drivel on his own webiste to make a point. In any event, whether fact or parable, Dr. Mike is speaking TRUTH, which is not the same thing as FACT. I don't have to believe that Don exists because I know Dr. Mike is being truthful. I understand the difference; do you?
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Abusing Due Process

Bob4451 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 9:32 AM
"The appeals court argued that some of Brewington’s claims against Judge Humphrey were false. I do not concede that point." I take it that Dr. Mike intended to say that he DID concede the point...
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