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1. The Bible was canonized, in part, to deal with heresy in the Christian church, as well as provide a standard, or 'rule' (def. of canon) as to what Christians beleive. 2. Jesus Himself had a very high regard for that 'book' (of course, the OT) that you disparage. 3. No one here that I know of advocates Bible worship. 4. The OT was written mostly in Hebrew, the language of the people. The New Testament was written mostly in koine Greek, a street language of the people. Christianity first spread among the predominately lower classes. 5. God seems to like using foolish things to confound the 'wise' of this world. 6. Refrencing your earlier reply, which is easier to change ex post facto: something written or something spoken? 7. God bless!
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The Chill of a World Waiting to be Warmed

p18 Wrote: Mar 08, 2014 5:44 PM
Just like forcing a woman to not kill her post-birth children? Then yeah, I guess so... How about putting the emphasis on the actions that cause babies to begin with? Oh yeah, that might cramp someone's free-lovin' style.
Iraq Marine vet, and I know how Mr. Luttrell feels. I don't think all that time and effort were in vain unless the country p**** away the undeniable gains made by our troops. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, as it were. I think we're about ready to do that in Iraq. I was almost physically ill when I saw that Fallujah and most of Ramadi were back in Al-Quaida hands this past weekend. I mean, at least the country isn't physically spitting on modern vets, but it feels like it when we win the war and then lose the peace (Iraq), or when we're only half committed to begin with (Afghanistan). Don't unsheath your sword unless you're willing to go all the way. For my part, I'll be very hesitant when I have my kids or advise someone who's thinking about going into the military whether they should do it at all with the way the military's being treated, the way we fight wars, and the current social experiments they're making military members endure. I don't know if this is the same U.S. that me and my friends fought for, or if we've been too 'fundamentally transformed'...
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Well-Crafted, Well-Deserved Mockery of "Girls"

p18 Wrote: Oct 05, 2013 10:58 PM
Couldn't miss an opportunity to pick on people who may not have Ivy league educations but actual, real-world common sense, could you? God save us from our "elites"...
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Innovation or Stagnation

p18 Wrote: Sep 25, 2013 8:00 PM
Actually, Snopes tends to be left wing.
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Coming: Obamacare and Medicare Train Wrecks

p18 Wrote: Sep 02, 2013 10:42 AM
Well, if the "President" has a "red line", then here's mine: giving my health/financial/whatever information to his government: not mine.
The main "safety net" that should be promoted is self control. There's one completely 100% fool-proof method for not getting pregnant that's worked ever since the first man and woman got that twinkle in their eye... Nah! It's far better to rely on the competence of an all-powerful government. After all a liberal equivalence of "access" to something actually means "free, government provided". Because no one would have access to anything without the good graces of our Uncle Sam and Father Barack!
I think they'd deny who He is, because they've already remade Him in their image. A rubber-stamp, stepford wife Jesus.
Doubt it. Being "fabulous" seems to be part of the lifestyle, at least for many.
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Manhunt Underway for Second Suspect

p18 Wrote: Apr 19, 2013 7:50 AM
All I'm saying is you can put all the laws you want in place and someone will find a way around them if they're determined to. I'd rather have one, last line of defense in place (an armed citizenry) if it comes down to it, than words on paper. Words/laws didn't save anyone on that terrible day...
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