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Tea Party: Learn From Al Gore

Chries Wrote: Jul 10, 2014 2:50 PM
I think Ann's main points are being lost in the comments section of this column. A man's true character is not revealed in victory but his character is exposed and defined in defeat. Chris McDaniel's character, in the face of an unbelievably close electoral defeat, is clearly shown to be lacking in the areas of statesmanship and class that are required to be considered for future political office. As usual, Ann is spot-on.
" ...they were both far above class." More accurately they typified middle class, middle America, traditional values of hard work and upward mobility. Once they made their money they continued to work hard to see that their money was put to good use to further the mainstream American values they held near and dear.
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Why America Is in Jeopardy

Chries Wrote: Jul 09, 2014 11:53 AM
I tell my kid and his friends that the only way to save this country is to resurrect the spirit of 1776 and that their generation will have to do it. Clearly, Generation X through the Baby Boom generation have failed this once-great country, but I hold out hope for my son's generation. I'll send him and his friends to talk to your kids in order to rescue them from your dystopian neurosis.
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Why America Is in Jeopardy

Chries Wrote: Jul 09, 2014 11:27 AM
"the Founding Fathers didn't specifically consider 'ethical monotheism rooted in the Hebrew Bible.'" SeeingDouble, you seem to forget that the Hebrew Bible is also the Christian Old Testament which contains the Ten Commandments and the story of the Promised Land; both of which figured prominently in the founding of this country. If you want to point to someone who is "slicing the bologna so thin," you might want to stand in front of a mirror and extend your own index finger forward. I hope your "criticism" of Prager is not indicative of some latent or overt antisemitism on your part; after all, to be anti-Semite is to be anti-Christ.
Amy, I like the way Dinesh D'Sousa points out that government involvement in giving to the poor removes all virtue from the transaction. If I choose to give charity to my neighbor, we both benefit. If the government, at the point of a gun, forces me to give to my neighbor, the benevolence and virtue of giving are removed from the equation, and both the giver and the recipient are damaged.
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Renouncing Jewish Jihad

Chries Wrote: Jul 07, 2014 4:26 PM
Darby O'Gill Wrote: "Chries....any religion which rejects Christ can not be a 'good' religion." Not that it has anything to do with the column but, Darby, if you're referring to Islamism, I agree with you. If you're referring to the Jewish religion, I disagree. The Jews don't reject Christ, they simply don't accept him. I asked a Jewish friend what he will say if Jesus returns to the earth and is clearly shown to be the Messiah. He said, "I will look at Him and tell Him, 'I was wrong.'"
Sounds like you've made some wonderful friends in a very nice club. Based on everything I've seen, the modern Quakers have fallen far from their original Christian origins. They are no longer a Christian group. If you ever want to become a Christian, Alan, I recommend the following: Romans 3:23 Romans 3:10-18 Romans 6:23 Romans 5:8 Romans 10:9 Romans 10:13 Romans 5:1 Romans 8:1 and Romans 8:38-39 Here is a simple prayer you can pray to God. The words themselves will not save you. Only faith in Jesus Christ can provide salvation! "God, I know that I have sinned against you and am deserving of punishment. But Jesus Christ took the punishment that I deserve so that through faith in Him I could be forgiven. With your help, I place my trust in You for salvation. Thank You for Your wonderful grace and forgiveness - the gift of eternal life! Amen!" And God Bless. I hope you and all your Friends become Christians!
Alan, please define "Christian," if you can. When I see or hear the words, "truly Christian," it usually means a vague form of Christianity that is subject to individual interpretation and not the definition found in the New Testament. In other words, it is not Christianity at all. Please prove me wrong.
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Renouncing Jewish Jihad

Chries Wrote: Jul 07, 2014 12:33 PM
"Let us then, without reserve or qualification, utterly renounce 'Jewish jihad.'" Amen to that. Now, if we can ever get Muslim leaders and a majority of Muslims to renounce Islamic jihad, we might be onto something. As it stands right now, the Jewish religion and the Christian religion are two examples of good religions; the Muslim religion is the prime example of an evil religion.
"I do call people out from time to time when they start trying to impose their beliefs on others" I'd be interested in you telling about a time when someone tried to "impose their beliefs on others." Has anyone ever tried to "impose their belief on you?" If so, what did that look like? As an evangelical who regularly shares his faith with others in an attempt to "win them to Christ," I have very few of my evangelical acquaintances who will even join me in such tame efforts of evangelism, much less "impose" their faith on others.
Sad to read a reasoned and thoughtful column and then read responses that are thoughtless, reflexive, and vapid... You guys must have some personal beef with Prager --- there can really be no other explanation for your commentary.
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