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When Words Lose Their Meaning

Henry159 Wrote: Apr 12, 2013 9:53 AM
Ah, the English language! Isn't it great. Is "criminal" an adjective or a noun? Well, I guess it's both, but I think of it as a noun "used as an adjective." Is "illegal" a noun as some of you have reduced the phrase "illegal immigrant" to? Though I'm sure the AP editors would consider me part of the "far right" (there you have an adjective being used as a noun!), I agree that "illegal" should be used as an adjective modifying an action, not a person. Being an immigrant or an alien is not "illegal." We have no laws against coming across our borders -- and certainly not for being born in another country. "Undocumented" may be an acceptable substitute in this case.
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Holy Week and Holy War (Part 1)

Henry159 Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 12:40 PM
Utter nonsense, Mulbery. Of course, if a community elected a majority Jewish school board, it would probably be a predominantly Jewish community. Serving kosher food would be good policy and easy to implement without much trouble. I doubt if any goyim would complain there. As for games on Sabat, that would also be avoidable by shifting to Saturday evening games (after sundown). Abolishing the Christmas Program? There are very few, if any, religious programs during that holiday anyway. If such were allowed, though, there is nothing to stop a Jewish observance of Hanukah from being allowed. No one argues that the "freedom of religion" is for only Christians. Freedom of religion is for all -- be they Jewish, Muslim, or any other faith
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Holy Week and Holy War (Part 1)

Henry159 Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 12:18 PM
Thank you, Jack, for admitting that the term was highjacked in modern times by progressives (aka liberals) in the 1960's. The activist courts in the Johnson years began to accomplish what the communists had said must happen to change America to their way of thinking. It started quite reasonably, with the support of some Christians in fact, because the New York board of regents composed a nondemonational generic prayer to be recited on behalf of the schools invoking God's blessing on the day. The Christians objected that the prayer was too generic, if I remember correctly. Anyway, the fact that the board required the prayer was the problem. As a result, ALL prayer was soon banned in public schools by any teacher or other official. Then
Matthew 7:12 (NIV) So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
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State of the Union: Failure

Henry159 Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 12:56 PM
That would be 70 BC. Marcus Tullius Cicero lived from 106 BC to 43 BC.
Matt. 25:31-46, for those who are interested. But the chosen are not asking "why they deserve" to be chosen. They are only surprised that the Shepherd King took their righteous acts personally. They acted according to their nature as "sheep." Another word for follower is "disciple." Disciples imitate the Teacher. We are to treat the weak among us even as God has treated us -- weak and unable to help ourselves -- in choosing us. We are chosen IN ORDER TO show mercy. The Bible does not direct individuals to "help themselves," but it does lay limits on governments. It is THAT which liberals don't see.
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Who Really Owns the U.S. National Debt?

Henry159 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 12:41 AM
It would make more sense to sell Hawaii to the Japanese, the second largest creditor. We fought a war with them once and they are now our friends. We don't really have any collateral for China, though they have a lot of people that buy our goods.
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Abortion Strips A Woman’s Free Choice

Henry159 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 11:50 PM
No, Carl, because a "birthday" commemorates a birth, not a conception. Holding that life begins at conception (the scientific fact), does not require anyone to celebrate that day -- even if it were a simple thing to determine. The fact is, with some young married couples (and others, of course) sexual intercourse does happen quite often. And it used to be that it was purposeful to have children! Anyway, even then, conception can sometimes occur a day or two after intercourse (and thus "plan B" birth control). The day of conception is usually figured backward from the first missed "period."
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Abortion Strips A Woman’s Free Choice

Henry159 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 11:33 PM
Carl, a "counsellor" is one who comes along aside to comfort one in need. Believe me, they are not "experts" at anything. For the most part they only plea for the sake of the unborn child. If the woman carrying the baby does not believe it is alive, then no matter of pleading will change her mind. Facts, though, can persuade the under-educated mind. No manipulation necessary.
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Abortion Strips A Woman’s Free Choice

Henry159 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 11:27 PM
Actually, this is not the case. In extremely early gestation, in the case of "test tube" fertilization, embryos are frozen and kept in case earlier implantation into the mother's womb are unsuccessful. Most of the time, the implantation works, leaving embryos in waiting. In these cases the choice of some of these mothers is life for the embryos, leading to the adoption process beginning. A friend of mine adopted several of these embryos, two of which successfully thawed and were implanted into her womb. One survived to term and is now a toddler. Before this adoption, though, the couple had contact with a birth mother who indeed had changed her mind. It is indeed "relevant."
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