published Friday, August 30th, 2013

Hixson player brings honor to his school and other leters to the editors

Hixson player brings honor to his school

Wonderful story about Austin Clark, the Hixson football player with special needs. Hats off to Coach Fitzgerald for embracing this opportunity to teach more than football skills to his team, school, and community. Football is about learning life lessons not winning state. Go Wildcats!

It spotlights the sad fact that many programs place winning above all else. Promising athletes are identified in middle school Amateur Athletic Union. Coaches "drool," and staff armed with hardship forms approach parents/students with the opportunity to play for a winning program. Does anyone believe these are perennial winners with the talent pool zoned to their schools? No! They recruit. Call it what it is. "Hardship waivers" are concocted and parents, coaches, and administrators teach athletes that the rules are for everybody else. Those zoned to a school miss opportunities while recruited stars play. Coaches and gifted athletes feel invincible. Adult and student fans become arrogant and disrespectful to opponents.

The institutionalized cheating is reprehensible. Hamilton County Department of Education and Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association should scrutinize every hardship waived athlete and do the right thing even if it is unpopular. Teach our students that rules foster law, order, and fairness.

A ELIZABETH BROCK


Brainerd Team safety questioned

I could hardly believe what I saw on the front page in full color on Saturday, Aug 24. The Brainerd High School football team in the bleachers with a caption under the photo alleging that lightning was responsible for delaying the game. There is lightning in the area of the playing field, so instead of sending the players into the tunnel or locker room, they are sent to the highest point in the stadium? I'm no meteorologist, and certainly not an expert in lightning strikes, but conventional wisdom says to avoid being the "highest point" in your surroundings with lightning in the area.

Not the newspaper's fault. Not even implying that. All you folks did was take the photos (another one with fans and band members tucked away on page A8) and publish the story. But, what were the sports directors thinking? I hope the Chattanooga area doesn't have a rash of people being struck by lightning based on what your published pictures implied might be the thing to do, when lightning is likely.

STEVE ORENDER, Dayton, Tenn.


Bible requires repentance of sin

I could not let David Cook's rant from Aug. 21 stand unanswered. When did love begin to exclude discipline? There are two parts to the church's doctrine; law and gospel. That no one wants to hear the law or see the church act on it does not remove it from the Bible. And there is more than a single verse about homosexuality. Further, could you please tell me what verse says anything to the contrary of God finding the act of homosexuality an abomination? You seem to suggest there are thousands. I suppose what you really meant was there are thousands on love. Again I ask, when did love start to mean we don't care what you do? When Christ talks to the people who come to Him, He forgives them their sins, often with the admonition to sin no more. He doesn't say "I love you, so do whatever you want, I don't care." Love for a homosexual should be no different than that shown any other individual. What the church should not accept is an open homosexual lifestyle. There is no escaping the fact that God hates it; not the person, the lifestyle. And so should the church.

REBEKAH HILDEBRANDT

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daytonsdarwin said...

REBEKAH HILDEBRANDT wrote: There is no escaping the fact that God hates it; not the person, the lifestyle."

God hates just about everything. He hates bacon, shrimp, tasty Bar-b-que, wearing mix clothing, two seeds planted in one field, homosexuals, witches, fortune tellers, science, history, and everything written by Mark Twain, Robert Ingersoll, and Carl Sagan. Also hates George Carlin (though He has read Geroge's books and laughs when the Holy Ghost isn't looking).

But the Big Sky Daddy loves slavery, rape, incest, murder, smashing babies (not to be confused with Smashing Pumpkins), killing children for calling one of his prophets "Old Baldy," faith-healers on TV, high-school football games (He has nothing better to do than decide outcomes based on who prays the loudest), obese gospel quartets singing sad songs, giant crosses, the 10 commandments posted in courthouses and corporate boardrooms, wars, famine, pestilence, and a good old-fashioned crucifixion. And money — God can never get enough money.

God also loves a good song.

August 30, 2013 at 9:04 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

DDarwin...that was funny! I got a good belly laugh out of that one.

August 30, 2013 at 3:51 p.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

Why don't we have funny gods? At least if you're going to worship an invisible deity, why not a funny one?

All these wrathful gods, grumpy saviors, spooky holy ghosts -why all these tight-asses? Who would want to have a beer with any of these downers?

"Hey Jehovah, come over and we'll watch 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' on my big screen. It's supposed to be funny."

"No! "The Passion of the Christ" is on, and all that blood calms me down. Just so you know, John Candy goes home with Steve Martin and two years later I smite John Candy since he's funny and not bowing down to me and JC and singing sad sin songs. Once John Candy fornicated on a Sunday and you know how I feel about fornication. Now excuse me while I send a tsunami to Asia, famine to Ethiopia, there's some planes to crash, cancer to bestow, wars to start, and Tim Tebow's playing today if I kill the other quarterbacks. Have a blessed day."

That's why I never invite Jehovah over for a beer.

August 30, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
conservative said...

Well done REBEKAH HILDEBRANDT, you are a good and faithful servant. Please continue to keep a watchful eye on Mr. David Cook.

Psalm 97:10 - "Hate evil, you who love the Lord"

Liberals try to separate love from hate, It can't be done.

If you love God's truth you can't be tolerant of lies and those who pervert the truth.

If you love someone you can't be tolerant of anything that would harm them.

If you love good you hate evil.

If you love God you hate Satan.

If you love unity in your church you hate the discord that acceptance of the sin of Homosexuality brings.

August 31, 2013 at 6:47 a.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

Bible requires repentance of sin

Two very absolute AMENS!: 1...'Bible requires repentance of sin' by REBEKAH HILDEBRANDT.

2...'If you love someone you can't be tolerant of anything that would harm them' posted by +++conservative+++ 'Those' three Crosses on Standifer Gap Road_The Crossing Church_, I'm helping pay the electric light bill !!! I thank The Lord God of Hosts for such a glorious privilege and blessing....................................~~Disclaimer: This is not sounding my trumpet before the people, it is the very truth that I only want others to know what a grand blessing this is to be a part of one of the greatest blessings that the City of Chattanooga, the County of Hamilton, the state of Tennessee and, and, and, all the states through which Interstate 75 runs, and the very entirety of the earth will be abundantly blessed! And the half has not yet been told! I'm not even a member there...YET, SO, You can also demonstrate Your love and unity by sending, taking, giving some 'green-back-dollar' support to this glorious work.

Thank You Jesus Christ!!

Ken ORR

August 31, 2013 at 7:57 a.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

Thank you Jebus! Those giant crosses tell me you're more concerned with you and your Big Daddy's giant egos than helping humanity.

So for all the people that today will die in car and plane crashes, get cancer, starve, die in wars, be abused physically and sexually, and become homeless, let me thank you for showing again your great love and compassion for your children.

Feel better now, Gawd?

August 31, 2013 at 9:44 a.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

אִשָּׁה <<Do You know what this is? It is the word Wife written in the Hebrew of the Holy Bible. It means: 'ishshah = ish•shä' = 1) woman, wife, female a) woman (opposite of man) b) wife (woman married to a man) c) female (of animals) d) each, every (pronoun) Hey, it's a 'feminine noun'.

Now for 'HUSBAND':

אִישׁ, = 'iysh, = 1) man a) man, male (in contrast to woman, female) b) husband c) human being, person (in contrast to God) d) servant e) mankind f) champion g) great man 2) whosoever 3) each (adjective) Hey, it's a masculine noun. Any questions? kwo

gynē <<Do You know what this is? It is the word Wife written in the Greek language of the Holy Bible. It means: 1) a woman of any age, whether a virgin, or married, or a widow 2) a wife 3) of a betrothed womand Hey, it's a 'feminine noun'.

Now for 'HUSBAND':

anēr = 1) with reference to sex (gender) a) of a male b) of a husband c) of a betrothed or future husband 2) with reference to age, and to distinguish an adult man from a boy 3) any male 4) used generically of a group of both men and women (as in 'mankind', etc.)

Hey, it's a masculine noun. Any questions? kwo

August 31, 2013 at 7:43 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

The law of the state of Tennessee is that marriage is between a (as in one) man and a (as in one) woman.

The two Seventh Day Adventist Collegedale City Commissioners may, or, may not know of this fact. They voted to give two women, who some say are homosexual lesbians), benefits that can only lawfully (within the state of Tennessee) go to a 'legitimate' (meaning legitimate under Tennessee law)marriage.

Regarding: Obey the law of the land

Romans 13:1–7 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are * ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

August 31, 2013 at 7:47 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

~~~~~~HOMOSEXUALITY: SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST OFFICIAL STANCE~~~

@@Excerpt from The Council of the General Conference Executive Committee@@

"Seventh day Adventists believe that sexual intimacy belongs only within the marital relationship of a man and a woman. This was the design established by God at creation. The Scriptures declare:.. "And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22 and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed." Throughout Scripture this heterosexual pattern is affirmed. The Bible makes no accommodation for homosexual activity or relationships. Sexual acts outside the circle of a heterosexual marriage are forbidden (Lev 18:5-23, 26; Lev 20:7 21; Rom 1:24 27; 1 Cor 6:9 11). Jesus Christ reaffirmed the divine creation intent:.., "For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh." (Saint Matthew 19:4- 6, KJV)...Seventh day Adventists believe that sexual intimacy belongs only within the marital relationship of a man and a woman. Throughout Scripture this heterosexual pattern is affirmed. For these reasons Seventh-day Adventists are opposed to homosexual practices and relationships."

August 31, 2013 at 7:48 p.m.
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