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Don't 'Vote for the Candidate'

Michael182 Wrote: Oct 14, 2014 8:08 AM
The only thing a voter like yourself is good for is allowing Democrats to win elections. I understand to a certain extent how you feel, but cutting your nose off to spite your face is not the answer. The answer is to get involved in the process as stated earlier at the primary level to get solid candidates on the ballot. The battle these days is for the courts, if you want more liberals sitting on the bench and particularly on the SCOTUS just continue to sit home.
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Our Judicial Dictatorship

Michael182 Wrote: Oct 10, 2014 8:13 AM
The Founding Fathers knew the foundation of the laws of the land, including the Constitution had to be followed within the moral context of Judeo/Christian values. This applied to judges also. Those "usual arguments" have served societies for thousands of years and it appears that folks like yourself are suddenly enlightened that a foundation to society can be fundamentally changed without consequence. Oh, I know you will attempt to pull out a study where same sex couples can raise a family as effectively as a hetero couple, but since your sample is so small you fail to see how this cancer to society will affect it until it is too late. Where will your line stop? It will not, in the not too distant future other "enlightened" individuals like yourself will come forward with their version of what marriage should be and you might live long enough to watch this once shining city on a hill be brought down to the cesspool of secularism.
Maybe it is time for the Christian community to take a page out of the civil rights movement. There were unjust laws against minorities back in the day, MLK and others stood up to those unjust laws via civil disobedience, the idea that we will not follow these unjust laws and we will march peacefully against them. The Church needs to express their faith out from behind the walls of the church, if we demand public officials to adhere to a set of standards found in the Bible they will (if they are concerned about getting elected or appointed). It only needs the courage to start doing so. Lastly it is also the Christian Community's commandment to love those who persecute and pray for them that they also might receive the deliverance found in Jesus Christ.
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The Real Mythmakers

Michael182 Wrote: Oct 03, 2014 8:16 AM
I have heard this argument before that Jacob/Israel was the suffering servant. However, this was based upon the belief that Jesus was not the atoning sacrifice required to redeem mankind. It plainly stated in the OT that a virgin will bear a child, the reason was the Redeemer would not come from the blood line of Adam (corrupted by sin) by the sinless bloodline created by God in the womb of Mary. The people of Israel have indeed suffered, but primarily for their disobedience to God through out Biblical history but not as an atoning sacrifice for the sin of mankind.
And your point is?
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The Lawyer on Trial for Christ

Michael182 Wrote: Sep 19, 2014 10:27 AM
Sigh indeed, sadly as a Christian I also have to deal with the "vicious fundamentalist", we are a messy crowd at times, but what does not change is that there is a God that even bothered to provide an exit ramp from destruction through His son. Most of us see a person like yourself with great sorrow, there you are standing in the middle of life's highway waiting for the Mack truck of eternity to run you over, all we are trying to do is to call you over to safety.
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The Lawyer on Trial for Christ

Michael182 Wrote: Sep 19, 2014 7:56 AM
Riddle me this, who is the fool? The one who has faith (the quiet assurance) that this glorious world and universe around us was brought into exisitance by design and therefore had a Designer or one who believes a "giant spaghetti monster" brought all this about? Paraphrasing from the book of Romans, for the things of the invisible God are clearly seen by the things that are made so they are with our excuse. That is His statement, prove Him wrong.
You might want to spend some more time in the Bible, Jesus had no problem condemning the Pharisees for their actions or the Apostle Paul condemning the man in the Corinthian Church for his sexual immorality. We judge actions through the filter of the Bible not of our own opinions. Mr. Barber might say what Jesus said, "go and sin no more". Yes, action is required to demonstrate the Christian life but that should not stop us from "speaking the Truth in love" where appropriate.
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How We Told Our Kids About Sex

Michael182 Wrote: Sep 01, 2014 8:56 AM
That is quite a statement, you may find out about the mechanics but how can an 8 year old understand the emotional depth of the act without the guidance of someone who has been "around the block"?
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This is Providence

Michael182 Wrote: Aug 28, 2014 11:31 AM
Fair enough brother.
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Blacks Must Confront Reality

Michael182 Wrote: Aug 27, 2014 7:33 AM
LoyalDem is a master of satire.
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