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At first I wondered why God wouldn't punish Osteen for making such a mockery of religion (which can only turn most people off from being interested in the Gospel), but I stumbled on a text which changed my mind: Hebrews 12:7-8 "Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? 8 If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons."
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Houston's Mayor is Villian not Hero

Larry1764 Wrote: Oct 19, 2014 9:39 AM
What is a transgender female? If you mean a male who decided to become a female, (1) it didn't work; it never will. (2) If a male no longer has male genitalia, why would the ladies fear him? (3) No one proposed that the lack of male anatomy would force Chaz not to use the men's room. As for standing guard at a restroom door for someone who is a "pre-operative transsexual," we men use men's rooms all the time where gay men are using them also, but we're not interested in their genitals and we make no fuss about it. Sounds to me like you are just pushing an agenda rather than trying to solve problems.
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Houston's Mayor is Villian not Hero

Larry1764 Wrote: Oct 19, 2014 9:30 AM
oldshortfatboy, you need to go to one of those pastors and learn something about acting like a Christian: there's no need to call the mayor a "porker" - it's not even a good pun; and you don't need to call anyone a POS; and you might just find some good Christian democrats in the congregation while you're at the church. ¿How do we help our cause when we are vulgar and insulting?
Europeans who would not stand for losing Russian gas - ¿what would they do without the US altogether? If the US would - for its own interests - refuse Russian currency in all US financial institutions and refuse dollars for Russia as well, Russia would most quickly come in line re: Ukraine. And whatever hardship our measure puts on Europe and/or other allies, we could deal with in that short interim until Russia backs out of Ukraine. Then, let the Ukraine deal with the Crimea problem in a legal way, and if it goes, ok; if it stays ok.
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The Common Core Conundrum

Larry1764 Wrote: Apr 18, 2014 10:33 AM
I would like to see the "justification" a student would give for his answer that 2 + 2 = 5, which his teacher would be obliged to accept.
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An Embarrassing Visit

Larry1764 Wrote: Nov 01, 2013 12:20 PM
I just hope that during Maliki's visit, the president takes him to task seriously. Even as I write that sentence, I know how futile it will be (even if O does tell him off; "what difference does it make now?"). If even this doesn't touch O's conscience, God help us all.
David, I have admired your intelligent command of words in your several posts here, but when you said this: "all about the LEGALITY of the relationship and the benefits that we have piled on married couples through various government programs and laws over the years" it seems to me that you degenerated into a description of the benefits to married couples which doesn't actually give a correct image. There are usually good reasons why provisions are made, such as a tax break for businesses which establish in a community - because it is recognition that the continued presence of the business there will return to the community more than was "lost" by the local government in the tax break. The benefits of married couples is a way of saying "society in the long-run will benefit from the permanence of that relationship. At least most of the benefits by law were established in a day when marriages were more stable, more permanent. It is to the benefit of the state that such permanent relationships be encouraged. None of those benefits are given to couples who live together unmarried. I've heard enough arguing from homosexual activists, however, to know that you are wrong about the struggle ceasing if all the benefits were conferred on civil unions. While there may be some isolated cases where they would, but the movement in general will not stop until they get the legal status with the word 'marriage.'
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"Not One of Us"

Larry1764 Wrote: Oct 21, 2013 10:12 PM
Gee, RU, I missed almost everything on your list. ¿Can you give us references so that we can learn about them from reliable sources? Thanks.
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"Not One of Us"

Larry1764 Wrote: Oct 21, 2013 10:04 PM
Dear r, Still name-calling, and to boot wishing death on a person and family? I'm losing what little respect I still have for you. But, all will be forgiven when I see you cleaning up your language and your hatefulness.
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"Not One of Us"

Larry1764 Wrote: Oct 21, 2013 10:01 PM
John, your 4th word is offensive. You obviously don't care that you trivialize what many of us worship. Surely, you believe in common courtesy. Please, don't divide those of us who agree on so many things by obscenities against those of us who believe in God.
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