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If Mormonism Is Fair Game, so Is Jeremiah Wright

NVPatriot Wrote: Apr 26, 2012 12:49 PM
Isn't the bible up for personal intrepretation...much like the constitution?
julybaby Wrote: Apr 26, 2012 3:08 PM
No. They interpret themselves. Stand alone "documents," that must applied based on context of what is written as a whole. . . .
Phyllis157 Wrote: Apr 26, 2012 3:06 PM
No. And it never says in it that it is the ONLY teaching of Christ. Most of the apostles wrote nothing. They spread out and did exacly what Christ said to do - Go and teach! It started with the early church Fathers. A 3 volume set of books called Fairh of our Fathers by Jurgens are more explicit in how they lived, believed, taught and practised. It is much easier to read.
Then multiply the 11 true apostles by 2 each year (their converts to teach) and then by 2000. It was probably many more each year, it is now. That is how many "teachers" out there now ALL TEACHING THE SAME THING //ALL CALLING THEMSELVES THE SAME THING IN THE SAME RELIGION. Think about that and you will find the true church. GOD BLESS ALL!!
NVPatriot Wrote: Apr 26, 2012 3:03 PM
What are you talking about? That's why they came here. Karl Marx called, he wants his manifesto back.
wmou Wrote: Apr 26, 2012 2:55 PM
"Or does that not apply since we're not actually in Israel?"

Fortunately we do not live under Old Testament Law as writting by Jewish Men. We live under God's Law alone.
Reginald10 Wrote: Apr 26, 2012 2:34 PM
I stand, to recognize my fellow Pennsylvanian: Benjamin Franklin. He was an early, and ardent, voice for the abolition of slavery. Furthermore, Pennsylvania was the first of the 13 Colonies to make an end of slavery. In 1780, if I recall correctly.
ericynot Wrote: Apr 26, 2012 2:33 PM

"It's intentions are very clear". You mean like this?

Deuteronomy 21:18-21

"18 If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, 19 his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town. 20 They shall say to the elders, "This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a profligate and a drunkard." 21 Then all the men of his town shall stone him to death. You must purge the evil from among you. All Israel will hear of it and be afraid."

Or does that not apply since we're not actually in Israel?
DCM in FL Wrote: Apr 26, 2012 1:16 PM
"Isn't the bible up for personal intrepretation...?"

It's actually not hard at all to find out whether a given position is or is not Biblical. It's not true that you can "make the Bible say whatever you want." Its intentions are very clear and misrepresentations thereof are easily recognized and exposed.
SFA7392 Wrote: Apr 26, 2012 12:56 PM

While the Constitution is a "living document" it was written by a bunch of dead white men who were rich, slave owning, elitists who did not believe in "economic and social justice."
StillStandingHisGround Wrote: Apr 26, 2012 12:53 PM

I guess I AM forgetting that the Democrats believe in a "living Bible" - just like they believe in a "living constitution".

There actually IS a translation of the Bible these days, and has been for some time, called the Living Bible - but I DON'T think it's the SAME "living Bible" that DEMOCRATS refer to.

A well-regarded Republican strategist at a private gathering recently warned, "And just wait until they play that Mormon card." By "they," he meant the Obama campaign and its complicit media cheerleaders.

Lawrence O'Donnell, only days later, gave his viewers a historical tutorial on the Mormon religion, darkly suggesting that we all should be afraid, very afraid. The Democratic governor of Montana, Brian Schweitzer, called Mitt Romney's grandfather a "polygamist."

This is actually good news for the Romney campaign.

By making Romney's Mormonism an issue, the Obama campaign has, as trial lawyers like to say, "reopened" the issue...