There are many people I respect on here, so it seems very odd to me when they go so off base with critiques on their own writings.
ITHINK, you are of course correct. Jesus taught us to follow his lead voluntarily not by force of law. Wouldn't these leftys scream bloody murder if the Govt forced them to pray, go to church, outlawed premarital relations and homosexuality.
Harry, does your arrogance force you to answer questions CLEARLY directed at someone else? If I wanted to hear from a fraud, I would have addressed YOU.
And again, Ithink, if “Jesus taught us to be volunterally charitable,” and we are responding to Jesus’ teaching, why should we be angry when the government also asks us to be charitable?
You write, “Jesus taught us to be volunterally charitable.”
If you look up the Greek word that the Bible translates as charity, or agape, you will find that charity means love and goodwill with no expectation of return.
You know Ithink you should think before you post.
You just revealed your motivations in your charitable "contributions".
I have known truthfully charitable people.
They ask for nothing in return and expect no thanks for what they do. They have no need for for their charity to be know either.
You on the other hand do it as an self appreciating act.
Why else would anyone bring up what they do for others as chip on their shoulder to brag about?
Jesus taught us to be volunterally charitable. I would be happy to compare my habits of giving with myths, kendalls, harrys , and big mouth oneills.
Socialism and obama loving Kendall, it is a VERY BIG deal when the president lies to the people. The topic is irrelevant.
It shows your character when you defend lies and socialism. I guess that is acceptable in the sleazy world of Maherhood and Chicago style obamahood. Thanks for exposing yourself.
You’re right in saying, “he did not say that it should be at the tip of the ROMAN SPEAR.”
Well, I never thought of it before, but maybe here’s the way I, as a Christian, should look at it:
Should we Christians object because the government tells us to do what Jesus said we should be doing?
BTW: I’m merely exploring lines of thought, as all freemen should, and not advocating Socialism.
You invite us to “DO show me in the bible an example of Socialism.”
Assuming that, by Socialism, you mean wealth redistribution plans, here are just a couple of passages to consider:
In Matt. 19:21, Jesus told the rich young ruler, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
Acts 4:34-35 describes how the early church governed its economy. “Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, and laid them at the apostles’ feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need.”
From these passages and others, one might assume that both Jesus and the early church favored wealth redistribution.
Love and compassion for our fellow man does not equate to SOCIALISM
DO show me in the bible an example of Socialism. Let us not forget that while Jesus did admonish us to take care of the least of our brethren, he did not say that it should be at the tip of the ROMAN SPEAR. HUGE DIFFERENCE
President of the United States, commander and chief and follower of Jesus Christ Barack Obama???????????? Just curious Kendall, what proof do you have of this statement>? He spent 20 years in Jeremiah Wrights church and apparently was not paying any attention at all. Do you base this on his own statements? If so, how are these proclamations any more trustworthy than IF YOU LIKE YOUR HEALTHCARE AND DOCTOR YOU CAN KEEP THEM>?
"Now we find out that his illegal uncle who was arrested for DUI awhile back was quite well known to obama."
Oh my gosh..that is the biggest breaking story ever in...well, no. This story isn't really important to anyone. Mandela passing away is a story. China launching a probe to the Moon is a story. The failings of Obamacare is a story.
This uncle thing is nothing.
Oh for the love baby jebus. I'sa aint desperate. LOL! And I'sa aint defending the Obama administration.
Its just that the GOP gives me so much crap to hurl back at them.
We shouldn’t form opinions according to what we view on TV. TV appeals to the dramatic and sensational rather than the thoughtful and informational. It controls thinking instead of encouraging creative thought. That’s why TV has earned names like*****Tube, Idiot Box, and Vast Wasteland.
They tell me that even the History Channel now features reality shows.
Desperarion has overcome myth and oneill. I understand. It is really hard to defend the multitude of lies this administration has brazenly concocted and fed to the gulible.
Long live Fox News.
"Fox tells us news that no one else mentions."
You know why they report news that no one else mentions?
LOOOOOL! This is just two easy.
Drum roll please!
Its freaking because they along with other rightwing "news" outlets are the only ones originating those stories. And that is because they are the ones making them up!
The name of the Republican game is mud slinging.
There are so many facts that don't support their cause they have to resort to muck dredging to have anything to say.
If the right adhered to the old axiom that if you got nothing nice to say then say nothing at all...why they'd be as silent as a gay guy breaking wind!
You libs cant stand it that millions of people love Fox. So funny. And the childish way of spelling it " Faux " is especially laughable. You need to watch " You've Got Mail" where the little boy yells out " It's spelled F O X".
Fox tells us news that no one else mentions. Big obama lies every day. Now we find out that his illegal uncle who was arrested for DUI awhile back was quite well known to obama. At the time, the WH said they had never met. Now it turns out they had actually lived together. Thanks Fox News for telling us the truth. What a bunch of obama liars.
While the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal is conservative, the newspaper's news pages are liberal, even more liberal than The New York Times. The Drudge Report may have a right-wing reputation, but it leans left. Coverage by public television and radio is conservative compared to the rest of the mainstream media. Meanwhile, almost all major media outlets tilt to the left. Media Bias Is Real, Finds UCLA Political Scientist
By Meg Sullivan December 14, 2005
I don't think there is one single news source that does not come with a bias. Furthermore, I think that most outlets come with a left slant these days, so its funny to hear those on that side, rail against FOX. If you disagree, enlighten me with a news source that is above reproach. Sadly, that's the way it is now, preaching to the converted.
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