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Re-state of the Union

dan17 Wrote: Jan 29, 2014 9:53 AM
You can lay much of the blame for America's problems on a lack of discipline among it's citizens. We appear to be victims of our own affluence. Our wants override our needs to the point of logical extremes. That is why a demagog like Obama is able to rise to power from out of the rabble that he roused.
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Gays for Late Term Abortion?

dan17 Wrote: Jan 28, 2014 11:29 AM
Your whole post is a mistake.
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Alcohol vs. Marijuana (Part 1)

dan17 Wrote: Jan 28, 2014 11:26 AM
In a society of people who don't know the difference between liberty and licentiousness, there can be no balance between abstinence and a gluttony that leads to addiction.
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Gays for Late Term Abortion?

dan17 Wrote: Jan 28, 2014 10:46 AM
Firstly, your example is a rare exception. That said, life is hard. We all have our crosses to bear. Once you start down the road to Hell, all forks lead to the same place.
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Gays for Late Term Abortion?

dan17 Wrote: Jan 28, 2014 10:04 AM
Once one starts the journey down the road to perversion, the forks in the road all lead to Hell.
It is certainly not wrong to try to remove the natural consequences of sin provided the means by which you remove them are not in themselves another sin. (E.g. it is merciful and Christian to remove the natural consequences of fornication by giving the girl a bed in a maternity ward and providing for the child’s keep and education, but wrong to remove them by abortion or infanticide.) (Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Vol. III, 91) Douglas Gresham made the following comments about his stepfather (known as “Jack”): I am convinced that if C.S. Lewis were alive today, he would think he had died and was living in Hell. And it’s our fault. If you presented Jack with a world in which 60 million children are murdered before they have a chance to be born, he would be absolutely horrified. If you presented Jack with a world which produces 10% more food than will feed every man woman and child on it, and yet 800,000 Sudanese are to die in a month’s time because they are not being fed, he would be aghast. If you showed Jack a world in which our young people are constantly fed on a diet of gratuitous sex and violence on television, video tapes, [and] advertisement hoardings, he would be absolutely horrified. And the reason I can say that with safety is that anyone who has committed his life to Christ must feel exactly the same way. I don’t like to think what Jack would feel about today’s world. And I think the apathy of many of us Christians would horrify him equally. As I hear this challenge, the words of another enormously influential Christian author echo in my head: “But, what can any individual do?” This was the question posed by Harriet Beecher Stowe in the final pages of her historic novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Her answer is as relevant to us in 2013 as it was in 1852: There is one thing that every individual can do, – they can see to it that they feel right. An atmosphere of sympathetic influence encircles every human being; and the man or woman who feels strongly, healthily and justly, on the great interests of humanity, is a constant benefactor to the human race. See, then, to your sympathies in this matter! Are they in harmony with the sympathies of Christ? or are they swayed and perverted by the sophistries of worldly policy?
Hell is a state of mind. Those who choose to stay in it will continue to live it. Those who see reality will find Heaven.
Just because the movie did not promote the various conspiracy theories that are floating around the net does not mean it is not a significant expos'e of the man.
I wrote: We get our moral base from Providence or the Tao, if you will. The principals derived from everything that mankind has experienced in the past are self evident truths. When an individual goes against Providence he is in danger of losing his soul; and so it goes for society. katepatate replied: Our moral base is Jesus Christ. We should all try to be just like Him. He should be our role model. Providence has nothing to do with principles. My reply: Definition of PROVIDENCE a often capitalized : divine guidance or care b capitalized : God conceived as the power sustaining and guiding human destiny. Explain how Providence does not give us our moral base.
Definition of PROVIDENCE 1 a often capitalized : divine guidance or care b capitalized : God conceived as the power sustaining and guiding human destiny. Explain how Providence does not give us our moral base.
Someone who meticulously lays out Obama's roots for the whole world to see. We can't have that, now can we? Sieg Heil!
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