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"The Advent of Controversy"

Mainstream_American Wrote: Dec 04, 2014 12:08 PM
"I'm always puzzled by Christians who insist on turning Christmas into a controversy." "I'm always puzzled by Christians who turn redefining marriage into a controversy." "I'm always puzzled by Christians who turn school prayer into a controversy." "I'm always puzzled by Christians who turn abortion into a controversy." In all cases, it is not Christians who create the controversy, it is pagans who find tyrannical judges to force the will of a small, vocal minority on the rest of us. Merry Christmas.
"Actually most of the wealthy worked their butts off to get where they are." Actually, the people who have a lot of money and don't work are a teensy-weensy portion of Americans - they're heirs of people who worked for it or they're Hollywood actors. The people who have a lot of money because they worked for it or because they work for it --- those people are middle class just like the rest of us.
"Denial is more than just a river in Egypt." Maybe, TOK, it's not a "fear" you have, but you clearly are unwilling to accept the proposition that there is a Creator. Chries (and I) may be inarticulate and insignificant. Krauthammer, however, is neither. I trust you are willing to ponder whether or not you truly are in "violation of human rationality." BTW, if there were any evidence that man-made global warming was a reality, I actually WOULD be afraid. When you come up with some credible evidence to make me afraid, please submit it. On the other hand, I don't need to come up with credible evidence for the existence of a Divine Creator; you already have that evidence all around you.
“Jesus brought a 'new covenant'. He said, 'The one without sin among you should be the first to throw a stone at her.'" - First; the 2nd sentence has nothing to do with the “new covenant.” Second; after Jesus said, “He who is without sin, cast the first stone,” then he turned to the woman and concluded the passage by saying, “Go, and sin no more.” Jesus expects us to follow the commandments. “As well, The Law requires Jews (among many other things) to stone adulterers.” - I thought you said there was a “new covenant.” Do you not allow the Jews to operate under that “new covenant,” or are you just antisemitic? “Jews do not follow their Laws from God, but insist Christians follow a part of that Law they (arbitrarily?) like.” - Jews insist on no such thing. In the column, it is Jesus (if you believe that Jesus is Divine) Who gave us the command, “do not murder.” - Please explain, what does the nation of Israel have to with the point of the column? “Retribution ... what did Jesus say about that?” - “I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns... And his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.”
"David could not build the temple because he was a killer." David was not prevented from building the Temple because he killed Goliath; he was prevented because he murdered Uriah. Your study of the Bible is clearly clouded by your political ideology...
If you think Jesus was a pacifist, you are a blasphemer.
Jesus said, “I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law --- a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household (or, his own country)."
There are a lot of funny treatments of the Ten Commandments and Carlin's is one of the funniest. It's not logical nor is it common sense, but it's funny. However, for those who are serious about issues of morality and its importance to a society, Prager's column and PragerUniversity.com are probably a better use of their time.
Clearly, the only reason anyone can dispute the main thesis of this column is to attack the columnist or to attack his God. Good writing and very well-developed points from Prager. I'm definitely gonna check out the videos.
Prager issued a challenge to you, The Original King, "Whatever your faith, or if you have no faith, I invite you to watch the videos at www.prageru.com." I do hope you will accept the challenge.
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