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The Campus Crusade for Comfort

Timothy156 Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 11:43 AM
Christianity is should not be a religion of comfort. It is about confronting sin. And to do that, uncomfortable things occur. Confronting your own sin makes you uncomfortable. Calling out someoneelse's sin makes everyone uncomfortable. Jesus wasn't about comfort, cozy, and warm. He was a warrior. Taking on the powers that be. Poking, needling, prodding, and confronting those around him. His sermons, parables, and teachings were about confronting sin. He never backed down. I struggle with this all the time. It is easy to take the wide road. It is much harder and more uncomfortable to take the narrow path and follow Christ. But we are to be holy, that is to be set apart. Not to be a part of the crowd. Not to be comfortable in our sin. The world doesn't want to hear that there is sin in the world. Doesn't want to be told they are doing wrong. They want to do what feels good, not something difficult and uncomfortable. Therefore, religion must be suppressed, eliminated, destroyed, removed from campus, softened, weakened, debased, bastardized. I fail everyday. But I need to get back up, ask forgiveness and do it better the next day. And that is uncomfortable.
In response to:

A Moral Universe Torn Apart

Timothy156 Wrote: Sep 24, 2014 10:44 AM
The irony of Josephine's poem is lost on her. And I find Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel's statement offensive. My father lived until he was 87. 12 years past Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel expiration date. (like some piece of spoiled fruit). I wouldn't trade those last 12 years for anything. He had his health problems, but up until the very end, he lived on his own, on his own terms, living his own life. But as he grew more frail, he created something wonderful. He brought me and my brothers and sister and the rest of the family closer together. We cared for him. We sat with him. We slept with him. The last year, one of us slept at his house every night. We would lay on the "sleeping" couch and listen to him breathe. Sometimes, he would wake us in the middle of the night for assistance. Most nights he didn't. But it was nice to sit with him in the evening, take him to dinner, watch TV and just do some simple chores around the house. We each took our turns as best we could. But we had those experiences. We always knew that someone who cared was with him. And we always knew that if we wanted to see one of us, there was always someone there. He brought us closer. He made us better. He loved us. He finally decided that he had struggled enough. He made his own choice. No one forced it on him. He just knew. He was tired. He missed Mom and wanted to be reunited with her. So, he again drew us closer. The 4 of us spent the last week of his life with him 24/7. Each of us telling a silly story from our childhood. Or the latest news about the grandkids. Or showing him the latest sonogram of his coming great grandchild. He would smile, laugh his quiet laugh. Recall some other time in our lives. In the end, all he could do was squeeze your hand, but you knew he was listening. I was privileged to be holding his hand when he died. It was quiet and dignified. All the family, brothers, sisters, in-laws, out-laws, grandkids and friends were there. It was his birthday. He had cake and knew everyone love him. We sang "Happy Birthday". We had a party to celebrate his life. He died just after midnight. He was 87 and the best a man could be. Screw Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel. I'll take those last 12 years anytime. And another 12 besides. All the years are precious. They can all teach us something. And me and my brothers and sister are stronger for it. Tim S.
My new term for global warming/climate change/climate disruption is going to be "Ice Age Prevention". Accepting the initial premise that warming is bad could be an error. It might be that warming is better than cooling. During periods of warming, food production increases and so does wealth. During periods of cooling, food production decreases. famine and disease increase along with deaths. (See the Little Ice Age). So let's hear it for Ice Age Prevention Week!
So, to protest "Ice Age Prevention", they used carbon dioxide emitting buses to bring protesters in from all over the country? Very ironic! I wonder what the carbon footprint for that was?
The basic problem with Romney's speech, as far as the Dems and the NAALCP are concerned, is that he didn't pander to them. He didn't modify his basic stump speech or talk down to them or try to be something he isn't.
All I can say is "From my cold, dead hands"
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