published Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

'Accomplishments put Scottie Mayfield on top' and more Letters to the Editors

Accomplishments put Mayfield on top

Vote for Scottie Mayfield for Congress. I know Scottie and want you to know him better.

Our country needs a business approach to our economic woes. Scottie has an MBA from Emory and 40 years of business experience. We may not all agree on the issues but he will bring seasoned and experienced solutions to the table that will make a positive difference.

The best place to make America strong is to start in the community. Scottie has worked tirelessly in many ways that others have not: 13 years as a scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America, a lay speaker in his Methodist church, current and past board member of the United Way, and leadership roles in the Kiwanis Club.

He has recognized leadership: Jaycees Outstanding Young Man of the Year, Man of the Year Athens Chamber of Commerce and Sam Walton Business Leader Award by Wal-mart.

I have discussed our national security with Scottie, and Scottie believes in a strong national defense and support of veterans for their past service to secure our nation's freedoms.

The best way to judge the future is the past. Scottie's past accomplishments can make a positive difference for our future. Vote for Scottie Mayfield for Congress starting July 13.

WILLIAM B. RAINES JR.


Church stand stays despite test of faith

Re: "Tempest in my soul -- a son's secret brings a Southern Baptist minister to his knees," (June 24).

Homosexuality has become so rampant in our society that everybody knows someone or is related to someone who has chosen this way of life. The Bible calls homosexuality a sin. If we believe that the Bible is the infallible word of God, we have to accept this definition. If we accept an intellectual interpretation of the Bible, then we believe that we can pick and choose parts we believe and twist those parts that don't agree with our own beliefs or experience.

This article explores only one side of the issue. Just because this father in his great love for his son finds his beliefs tested beyond his faith does not change the Christian faith, nor the church's stand on the truth of Scripture.

ELIZABETH C. LAY

McMinnville, Tenn.


We need more like Gardenhire

Todd Gardenhire is running for state Senate in District 10, and we recommend him as an excellent Republican and conservative candidate. We know Todd Gardenhire as a man of integrity and high principles. He stands for strong economic development that creates jobs right at home. Further, he is committed to a limited, fiscally responsible government. He promotes accountability in our education system, is pro-life and a pro-Second Amendment candidate.

We encourage you to support his candidacy because we need more good men like him in our government.

JOSEPH AND BETTINA KING

Soddy-Daisy needs trustworthy Lasley

I support Marty Lasley for Soddy-Daisy judge. I know Marty from attending church with him at Stuart Heights Baptist. Marty not only grew up in Soddy-Daisy, he currently lives here and loves this city.

Marty has been practicing law for over 25 years, has served as Hamilton County magistrate and actually opened a solo practice in Soddy-Daisy less than two years out of law school. As a small-business owner and resident of Soddy-Daisy, I urge other residents to support Mr. Lasley in the Aug. 2 election. This city deserves to have a trustworthy and disciplined man with the utmost integrity to judge its citizens.

ANDY VANDERBURG


Aim disillusion to sinfulness

While improving its quality over previous efforts, the more Times than Free Press continues its pro-homosexual crusade as if it were moral instead of immoral, with a standard reverse conversion narrative and AIDS victims sympathy story -- and Alison Gerber protesting (too much, methinks) that the front-page feature is just story, not advocacy.

But what lessons should we draw from the story? Not the Trojan horse drawn by the Rev. Charles Neal, who in his sin welcoming reply shows he reverences political more than biblical correctness. He belongs with Catholic bishops protecting pedophiles and sports camps hiring Jerry Sandusky.

With real Christianity, Stephen Nevels would have confessed his sinfulness. His pastor father would have embraced his prodigal son and helped him out of the gay lifestyle. Stephen would never have contracted AIDS and died from it in the hospital room, and his father would never have quit in disenchantment over a dead son and a dysfunctional church.

Instead, gay pride refused shame. Stephen lived in secret sin until it killed him, bringing grief and disillusion. We should mourn for all concerned, including Stephen. But the disenchantment should be with sinfulness and faithless pastors, not the real church.

DR. BRIAN HALE

Red Bank


Religious zealots threaten freedom

Ultra-conservative Christians are going down a dark path with their crusade to mandate prayer in government facilities. It's now become "God's Law" versus the Constitution as the nation's law of the land.

If the Constitution can no longer govern this country, and God, the Bible and Christianity now guide our nation, we are no longer a democracy but a theocracy like those in the Middle East and other parts of the world where numerous religious sects fight bloody and often endless conflicts to establish which faction is right and can control the other. If Christianity as America's majority religion is absolute enough to force itself on American values, we will see an unraveling of democratic principles. Only in the last 30 years has our democratic structure been assaulted with such blatant, unconstitutional attempts to establish Christian rituals into public government functions. Even in the late 1700s, government leaders realized that mixing religion with government practices would invite the tyranny they came to America to avoid.

This constant eroding of constitutional safeguards to maintain religious freedom without compromising democratic principles has become extremely volatile. And if religious zealots continue their pressure, make no mistake, there will be no winners here.

GREG WILLIAMS

Signal Mountain


Hoss is ready for life as judge

I encourage citizens of Soddy-Daisy to vote for Bryan Hoss as city judge. I got to know Bryan while working as an assistant at his law firm. Since then, I too have become an attorney and have had the opportunity to hear what others in the field think of him.

Bryan Hoss is a prominent trial attorney in our community. He certainly knows his way around a courtroom, having spent more days of his career in front of a judge than not. Witnessing him in court suggests he is more than prepared for life on the other side of the bench.

It is how Bryan conducts himself when not in the public eye that makes him such a great candidate. While working for him, I saw time and again that no advantage in a case was ever worth putting his integrity on the line. I can confidently say he possesses the knowledge, skills and moral character indicative of a good judge.

Soddy-Daisy would be well-served by Bryan Hoss as their next judge.

PETER ARANT


Political ads should be 'mandates'

We need an individual mandate for each political sign, each political advertisement as well as all political robo calls. Note: of course this would be a "mandate" and should not be confused as a "tax." The funds generated would pay off the deficit, provide free health care for everyone, get the White House out of foreclosure and get NASA back up and running.

DOUG WILSON

Harrison

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daytonsdarwin said...

"The Bible may, indeed does, contain a warrant for trafficking in humans, for ethnic cleansing, for slavery, for bride-price, and for indiscriminate massacre, but we are not bound by any of it because it was put together by crude, uncultured human mammals."

"Religion is man-made. Even the men who made it cannot agree on what their prophets or redeemers or gurus actually said or did."

"Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way."

Christopher Hitchens- "God is Not Great"

Read your Ingersoll, Hitchens and Sagan. Become a born-again freethinker.

July 10, 2012 at 12:40 a.m.

Doug Wilson, but aren't the signs a trickle-down effect?

July 10, 2012 at 2:09 a.m.
anniebelle said...

I find it almost amuzing (if it weren't so dangerous) how these holier-than-thou, pass judgement on those 'you' deem to be unworthy in your narrow little hateful world. My neighbor goes to work on the Sabbath, should I shoot him or call the police? I hear a constant barrage of lies from these fake Xtians on a daily basis - you don't count that as sin anymore, I guess. There are plenty more 'sins' listed in your fairy tale book that you no longer heed, because it doesn't fit your narrative. No, it's just the 'sins' you deem worthy to be castigated for. You have completely bastardized Christ's words and actions, and expect other idiots to follow your line of hate and judgemental piousness. It must be a frightening world for you to have all these evils around you and your being so holy and all. You are a tortured soul brought on by your own non-thinking self.

July 10, 2012 at 5:27 a.m.
degage said...

Anniebelle, you are a non believer so when you say"you have completely bastardized christ's word" We tend to think your statement is a big joke just like you.

July 10, 2012 at 7:06 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

Homosexuality has become so rampant in our society that everybody knows someone or is related to someone who has chosen this way of life.

Ms. Lay, no one "chooses" their orientation, and there are no more (or fewer) gays now than in any other time. Gays do not hurt you or anyone else. Get a job or a hobby and MYOB.

July 10, 2012 at 7:20 a.m.
anniebelle said...

degage, you're just the typical judgmental, pious pile of poop KKKhristian. I grew up in the church and knew all my bible versus, all the people I was supposed to hate and not tolerate. When my brain fully developed around 10 years old (you've obviously not evolved to thinking yet) I gave that up like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. In other words, I put away childish things - you should try it some time.

July 10, 2012 at 7:54 a.m.
LibDem said...

ELIZABETH C. LAY, you've always known and/or been related to people who are gay. You chose to force them to lie. You gotta be proud.

July 10, 2012 at 7:59 a.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

Eight hundred years ago Christians murdered Jews and Muslims in the Crusades. Five hundred years ago it was heretics murdered by the Inquisition. Then the Conquistadors murdered the native people of the Americas. Good Christians murdered women as "witches" in Europe and America.

Now the dark age Christian Soldier Bible literalists have new groups of people to punish for holy writ "sins."

Nothing like bloodshed to show the love of God.

July 10, 2012 at 8:42 a.m.
degage said...

Anniebelle , so you think going to church as a kid makes you an expert on the bible. silly girl! By the way you are the one that constantly spits out Hate for my right to have a different opinion than yours. You are a very hateful person.

July 10, 2012 at 9:31 a.m.
JustOneWoman said...

degage said... Anniebelle , so you think going to church as a kid makes you an expert on the bible. silly girl! By the way you are the one that constantly spits out Hate for my right to have a different opinion than yours. You are a very hateful person.

degage, you come on here and crow like you are cock of the walk. You talk the christian taliban hate like you are a cheerleader. It is just sickening. You are no more an expert on anything than the man in the moon and quite frankly I consider you a jerk. Anniebelle, He is a troll. Just ignore him.

July 10, 2012 at 9:35 a.m.
Easy123 said...

degage,

"By the way you are the one that constantly spits out Hate for my right to have a different opinion than yours."

You have the right to your opinion. However, your opinion also has the capability of being completely wrong. Which, in your situation, is usually the case.

July 10, 2012 at 10:14 a.m.
moon4kat said...

Thanks, Mr. Williams for a great letter.
As Thomas Jefferson wrote: "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility over every form of tyranny over the mind of man."
The religious zealots who want their "faith" as part of government are tyrants who insist on brainwashing everyone, just like the Taliban. That is not what the Founders intended for this nation.

July 10, 2012 at 10:25 a.m.
anniebelle said...

you pious, self-righteous blow hard. I am 81 years old now and I have lived a full, healthy life without worrying about some weirdo up in the sky gonna burn me in hell. I know right from wrong and have always followed the good that I learned and completely discarded the hate that you promote. I never looked back at that idiotic crap I was forced to believe, and if you think your hateful talk is helping your cause, try to think again.

July 10, 2012 at 11:13 a.m.
degage said...

Anniebelle, you callme a judgemental pious pile of poop kkkristian and you think i'm hate filled. As I said earlier you are a joke. you may be an 81 year old, that doesn't give you a right to be hateful.

July 10, 2012 at 12:50 p.m.
degage said...

Justonewoman, anniebelle calls me all sorts of names ,I say she is hateful and a joke and I'm accused of all sorts of things by you liberals. Nice going you hypocrites.

July 10, 2012 at 1:01 p.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

Apparently some of these Christian fanatics forgot to turn the other cheek. No surprise though, as they've been picking and choosing what "rules" to obey for centuries.

But they're so good at telling others what to do. Their Great Commission is to "Save your soul or kill for Christ--either one is fine by us. Just doing the Lord's work."

July 10, 2012 at 1:08 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

Daytonsdarwin, we should be thankful that today's xtian fundies aren't taking it upon themselves to slay the sinners and non-believers like they used to - although some nut-jobs do still persist, such as the abortion clinic bombers and murderers of abortion providers. But most of today's xtians have evolved, somewhat, I guess. Now, they don't do the killing themselves, they leave it up to their "loving" God to do the dirty work for them. They just "lovingly" point out the sins of those around them and wait for God to dole out the punishment of everlasting torment in the afterlife. And they "love" the sinners and non-believers all the way to hell. How comforting, eh? Don't you just feel the love?!

July 10, 2012 at 1:09 p.m.
Livn4life said...

I almost avoided the comments today when I saw "religious" implications on here. It is either sad or embarrassing to see so many a-religious or anti-religious folk who post as experts on an experience they know nothing about personally. They "judge" those who are insincere or misled and label all in the negative. They pull out the "hate" spewed from the Bible ie the verses they wish to show their point. They especially show ignorance in atributing specifically Jewish Law and conduct to Christians. But it is a free country. So is it sad or embarrassing that so many in this nation think they are experts about so many things? We even think we know what's best for other countries. We don't. We are who we are. Some have faith. Some are faithless. A little more respect from both sides and a whole lot less name calling would be so less embarrasing. What I think blows my mind the most is all the supporters of evolution and we have not even yet evolved enough to get along. That speaks volumes both of where we are and where we are not in the human race. Peace to all!

July 10, 2012 at 1:19 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

Nice comment, L4L. I wince sometimes when I see the name calling here. Not good human behavior, although the clannish tendencies and labeling of "others" most certainly are human traits. However, civilization, not evolution, should have moved us past that. I can see that it hasn't.

July 10, 2012 at 1:42 p.m.
degage said...

Anniebelle, you should be proud of your age. My mother-in-law is 95 still lives on her own ,still delivers meals on wheels to the old folks,is always on the go and she is very computer literate and proud of all her acomplishments. But she has a rule,not to put down other people. You could learn from her.

July 10, 2012 at 1:46 p.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

Livn4life said,"So is it sad or embarrassing that so many in this nation think they are experts about so many things?"

What is sad is that superstitions, fairy-tales, and religious theology govern peoples lives (at least in public where there's a microphone to proselytize or a thumper that votes).

July 10, 2012 at 2:19 p.m.
anniebelle said...

Sounds like you should be the one to learn. I've dealt with punks like you all my life and your type of KKKhristianity is what drove me from your hate filled rhetoric. And I am proud of my life and my age. I take care of others as well, but I will fight back when someone hateful like you tries to put others down because of their indoctrination.

July 10, 2012 at 2:22 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

OMG...such noble sounding, lofty speechifying and pontificating from one who is always crowing like a proud cock about how all-seeing and all-knowing he is as he sits above the din of the maddening crowd below. L4L, you need a reality check, brother. You like to say both sides are just as guilty - Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, christians and non-christians. But we are suffocating in a dark and polluted cloud of ignorance, propaganda, and extremism that the wackos who insist on living in their willful ignorance are inflicting on our country and the world. Sometimes name calling is not just an emotional, knee-jerk response but is necessary in order to call out ignorance and hate for what they are.

The repressive teabagging mindset that has hold of today's right wing, coupled with the Dark Ages mentality of the fundamentalist christians, is tearing at the very fabric of what should be, could be, a civilized and forward thinking society; and they are trying with all their might to take us backward and downward... into the cesspool with them. It might be futile to argue with them, but there is nothing praiseworthy about being silent or even pretending that their arguments actually make sense. Most of them are friggin' nuts. Oops, there's that undignified name calling.

Personally I think that we long ago passed the point of meaningful debate. Everyone's minds are already made up, at least on comment boards such as this. It's just a matter of time before things get inevitably sorted out....either by revolution or by the demise of our society, brought on by the greed and stubbornness of the powers-that-be...and by the apathetic willingness of those too stupid to see how they are being manipulated by them.

Degage, your comment about putting down other people is hilarious. I mean, really. You are the king of putter-downers yourself. As for anniebelle's remark, that you are a "judgemental pious pile of poop kkkristian", she was right on the mark. The pejorative fits you perfectly. Plus, it deserves a high mark for originality. You should wear it proudly...or ignominiously. But just wear it - because, if the shoe fits and all...and in this case it fits you like it was custom-made.

July 10, 2012 at 2:22 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

Although when I am feeling discouraged I would tend to agree with you, Rickaroo, but I think L4L has a point: until we get past the name calling no one will listen. This is unfortunate since we are all capable of learning. I am an atheist, but can't help to see the positive effects of religion on the people most dear to me. That does not mean I will suddenly believe in the supernatural-I am way past that now. But I can see what faith means to others. I will not tolerate people of faith weakening science education out of a literal interpretation of scripture. (thankfully most of the people I know have a sophisticated enough faith to not reject reality)

July 10, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.
Easy123 said...

Livn,

I'm not an expert on the Bible but I do know a whole lot about it personally. I was a Christian for 15 years. I went to a Christian elementary school, middle school and high school. I went to a Christian college as well. Stop acting like every atheist knows nothing about the Bible. They know a lot. More than Christians actually. I have read the Bible several times over. I've taken classes on Old and New Testament and apologetics. I've had a Bible/Christianity class every year since I was in kindergarden. If I know anything at all, I damn sure know the Bible. I know about this stuff personally and I reject it.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2010/09/28/130191248/atheists-and-agnostics-know-more-about-bible-than-religious

There is a lot of hate and evil in the Bible. But that's the point. IT'S IN YOUR BIBLE! You cherry pick the good verses just the same. The 10 commandments were Jewish law as well. Can we attribute that to Christians? Oh wait, that's what you base your entire moral code on. You can't discredit some of the law and keep the other parts that you like. See Matthew 5:17-19. You like to ignore the bad parts or parts you don't like and only highlight the good. Why would a perfect book inspired by God have ANY bad, evil, immoral parts?

Matthew 5:17-19

"17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven."

I will never have respect for people that believe something, anything on no evidence and even evidence to the contrary. Faith is nothing more than gullibility. Faith is the least of all the virtues. Faith gets you no where in life. Reason and logic are far better than faith on any day. The religious deserve ridicule for their ignorance. Nothing should be taboo.

Your side is the one spewing the hate. Anti-gay, anti-women's rights, anti-knowledge, anti-science. Atheist don't get along with YOU (and any other religious persons). You don't get along with anyone that doesn't believe the same as you.

You can get on here and be offended; you have that right. I attempt, as much as possible, to refrain from name-calling. But I have no problem calling it how I see it. If you get offended, I DON'T CARE.

July 10, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.
JustOneWoman said...

degage said... Justonewoman, anniebelle calls me all sorts of names ,I say she is hateful and a joke and I'm accused of all sorts of things by you liberals. Nice going you hypocrites.

Hilarious! ALL SORTS OF THINGS? I said I consider you a jerk. I didn't call you anything. Degage, if you cannot take the heat, get out of the kitchen.

July 10, 2012 at 3:07 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

lkeithlu, I, too, have some friends and family members who call themselves Christians, who live quite simply and humbly by the golden rule. They don't puff themelves up by calling out others for their "sins," nor do they even believe in hell or a punishing God. They see the Old Testament for what it is, a compilation of myths told by a primitive people with a very limited understanding of their world and the universe; and they have the good sense to know that its many judaic laws and views of what constituted sin were not meant to be taken as the inerrant word of God. And I truly respect them. I don't get in a tizzy just because we might differ on the finer points about the nature of God, or no God, or the afterlife, which is all speculation anyway.

I don't care what others believe or don't believe about God or what awaits us after death, as long as they truly respect my beliefs and the beliefs of others, realizing that we are all on our own unique path through this life. Life is fraught with many unanswered and unanswerable questions and it is oftentimes extremely painful and difficult. I certainly understand the need of some people to believe in a loving God and a beautiful afterlife,and I do not begrudge anyone their right and even their NEED to believe whatever gets them through. Live and let live; believe and let believe.

But we are surrounded by a large and infuriatingly noisy group of people who make it a point to inflict their beliefs, either subtly or not so subtly, on everyone else. And THAT is what I take issue with and that is what I will always stand up and fight against. If the fight looks undignified sometimes, as I know it often does, then so be it. But I am not going to worry about dignity and civility when the ones who are so ferociously waving their christian/capitalist flags in our faces are themselves acting like barbarians whose intent is nothing less than nation-wide, even world-wide, brain-washing.

In a post yesterday someone (I think it was alprova) referred to a quote frpm Twain: "Never fight with a pig or argue with a fool." It was very apt. Yes, you get just as dirty as the pigs when you fight with them, and you usually look every bit as foolish as the fools when you argue with them, but sometimes you just have to get down and dirty and stir up the muck right along with them. Being silent or playing nice is sometimes not an option.

July 10, 2012 at 3:34 p.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

Anyone who has to tell you what a good Christian they are, isn't.

July 10, 2012 at 3:59 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

Very good points, Rickaroo. I have to admit I get pretty frustrated when dealing with a "literalist" that thinks they know more science than the scientists doing the work. When they call my acceptance of science a religion it is clear they don't get it.

The kind of Christian you are referring to just can't stand the idea that someone might reject God, Jesus and the Bible. It is outside their understanding entirely. Yet my Christian friends have no problem with my unbelief. Some of them are even clergy...no problem.

July 10, 2012 at 4:18 p.m.
degage said...

Lets see, anniebelle and justonewomans insults. pious pile of poop,jerk, troll, pious blow hard. annibelle calls other people names to so I'm not her only target. Really rickadoo I doubt I have said 1/8 of what you and your friends have said about christains. You want to be an atheist,so be it,can't you give the same concideration to the rest of us. No I guess not, that would be to easy.

July 10, 2012 at 8:43 p.m.

If you're going to complain about a lack of civility on these boards, you're going to have to name a lot more names, not just selectively complain about those who you disagree with it.

But no, you don't give the same consideration to others, that's the point. You may not have noticed, but a certain group of Christians DOES seek to influence the course of government based on their religious beliefs.

You'd rather play the persecuted victim though.

July 10, 2012 at 9:11 p.m.
Easy123 said...

degage,

Well why don't you just cry about it, tenderfoot?

Religious people do not deserve the same consideration as people that use logic and reason.

July 10, 2012 at 9:12 p.m.
degage said...

wow! you just can't help yourself. And athiest don't try to influence the course of government? gotta love you liberals!

July 10, 2012 at 9:21 p.m.
Easy123 said...

degage,

Please give examples. I'd love to hear of all the atheists influencing government.

July 10, 2012 at 9:25 p.m.

degage, Individuals do have the right to influence the government, but the key difference is the basis of the influence.

Sorry, but religious beliefs are not appropriate to determine the course of government. Especially when they're used to justify exclusion and oppression.

If you wish to make your arguments on how the government should conduct itself, make it based on secular principles that do not require following your individual religious beliefs.

Not just what you believe your religious tenets require of you, and everybody else, even if they don't want to believe.

And don't complain that you're being oppressed when the government doesn't cater to your wishes. Believe it or not, we don't get universal consent to everything, that's not how the government is operated except in anarcho-libertarian fantasy land.

There are some exceptions, such as not having to do things for the government if they can be avoided (such as conscientious objectors or even not displaying the Live Free or Die motto on your license plate), but expecting us to live by your religious laws? That's asking a bit much.

And try not to come up with some convoluted argument to get upset over how I've worded things here, I'll be the first to say I may not express things perfectly.

Just ask yourself this: Should we have to live in your theocracy?

Easy123, just notice how we're not living under their theocracy and they no longer have school prayers.

That's oppressing them, as they want the right to tell us how to live by their laws. Or else.

Since we have protections from that, done by careful legal argument, clearly the TRUE oppression is from the horrible evil atheists who just can't leave the innocent Christians alone.

Or so they seem to want us to believe.

Reminds me of the quote from:

"Intolerance of our Intolerance? That's bigotry!"

July 10, 2012 at 9:31 p.m.
MalleusChristus said...

Jesus Christ>>>John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, "I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life..."

happywithnewbulbs,Easy123,lkeithlu,daytonsdarwin,Rickaroo, anniebelle,JustOneWoman,moon4kat,LibDem....You have communicated with sinful man, now, hear from He who proclaims He is Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and The End, The True and Faithful One, The Lamb of God, The Only Begotten Son of God, and, THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH!

John 3:18

"He That Bbelieveth on Him Is Not Condemned: But he That Believeth Not Is Condemned Already, Because he Hath Not Believed in The Name of The Only Begotten Son of God."

ROMANS 1:22 "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools..."

1 Corinthians 2:14

"But The Natural Man Receiveth Not The Things of The Spirit of God: For They Are Foolishness Unto Him: Neither Can He Know Them, Because They Are Spiritually Discerned."

Romans 1- 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness,..."

July 10, 2012 at 10:50 p.m.

Case in point, the result of somebody who instead of talking with others decides to give us a sampling of their religious beliefs that is in no way open to discussion or consideration of others.

Thank you, MalleusChristus, if you're not actually an example of Poe's Law, then you're a good demonstration of the pernicious danger of a theocracy.

July 10, 2012 at 10:58 p.m.
MalleusChristus said...

Jesus Christ>>>John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, "I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life..."

happywithnewbulbs,

Saint John 2:24 But Jesus did not commit Himself unto them, because He knew all men, 25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for He knew what was in man.

July 10, 2012 at 11:11 p.m.
MalleusChristus said...

Jesus Christ>>>John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, "I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life..."

Romans 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness,..."

July 10, 2012 at 11:16 p.m.
Easy123 said...

MC,

People that quote Bible verses online are 39 times more likely to get a hemorrhoid.

-Jesus

July 10, 2012 at 11:21 p.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

It seems that MalleusChristus (guessing that's his Dungeon and Dragons name) has escaped from the Asylum of the Religiously Insane.

July 10, 2012 at 11:31 p.m.

As I said, no chance of discussion. Just repetition without dialogue and conversation.

But I'm not sure MC isn't an example of Poe's Law.

July 11, 2012 at midnight
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