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Was Jesus Wrong?

Commented Oct 26, 2010 at 12:06:25 in Books

“Childish because you were just looking to ridicule Christ.The claim was that Paul admitted he never ever saw Jesus.My response clearly proved it wrong.I never said I believed it(I do).Since you are just looking to agitate people you are childish.HP needs a kiddie section just for you.”
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Was Jesus Wrong?

Commented Oct 26, 2010 at 11:27:57 in Books

“Clever yet childish”
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Was Jesus Wrong?

Commented Oct 26, 2010 at 11:00:10 in Books

“Acts 22 Paul did meet Jesus.”

kwinter on Oct 26, 2010 at 13:30:17

“"The claim was that Paul admitted he never ever saw Jesus.My response clearly proved it wrong."

The claim was that Paul admittedly never met Jesus. And, in the context of Bill Mynatt's comment (speaking of "contemporaries"), "claiming" to have seen his ghost, is not the same thing.

"I never said I believed it(I do)."

"I never said you believed it, but, I suspected ... and you're confirming that my suspicions were right.”

kwinter on Oct 26, 2010 at 11:41:57

“"Clever yet childish"

I'm just stating fact.

Believing these kinds of claims without evidence is what I would call "childish".”

kwinter on Oct 26, 2010 at 11:09:07

“"Acts 22 Paul did meet Jesus."

Acts 22 Paul *claims* to have met the ghost of Jebus.”
What Good Is God?

What Good Is God?

Commented Oct 25, 2010 at 12:44:42 in Religion

“John 6:44
No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Gal your intentions were probably good,but your statement is false.Do you know what the gospel is?
Reading the comments on here I don't think it's gospel driving the majority away.It's hypocrites in the church it's those who distort The Bible to fuel their hate and greed.And a word of advice wear some thick skin on here,this isn't the Gospel Times it's HP you can learn alot from these heathens,I have.(just kidding about the heathens)”

gal416 on Oct 25, 2010 at 13:23:33

“Yes I know what the gospel is and no, you can't learn anything worth knowing among the people you call heathens.

1Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.”
What Good Is God?

What Good Is God?

Commented Oct 25, 2010 at 11:59:38 in Religion

“Exactly right.As a christan this is just embarrassing and sad.”

gal416 on Oct 25, 2010 at 12:47:27

“Why is what Jesus spoke embarrassing and sad? How can you call yourself a Christian if you disagree with what Christ said. Sounds to me like you need to reevaluate your belief.”
Judge Rules Teachers Do Not Get First Amendment Rights When It Comes To Curriculum

Judge Rules Teachers Do Not Get First Amendment Rights When It Comes To Curriculum

Commented Oct 22, 2010 at 07:24:01 in Education

“High school children do not belong to the school they are still the responsibility of their parents.How about learning to teach the basics before forcing their agenda on these children.Amalek is absolutely right.”

SolarPowerGuy on Oct 22, 2010 at 07:59:20

“"How about learning to teach the basics before forcing their agenda on these children."

Would you care to explain this remark? Teach "the basics"? What "agenda"?

This was a high-school class. The students should have (and, despite what you may hear from the media, quite a few do have) decent reading and writing skills by the time they enter high school. They had better, since they only have four years of mandatory education left.

It's time to move on to some higher-level thinking by the time you reach high school.

I've already explained why I think that it is essential that we do so.”
Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done

Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done

Commented Oct 15, 2010 at 12:48:54 in Religion

“Thanks Michele for your comment.With God all things are possible,I believe it in every way.Except for preserving His word,no matter who was used to translate,that He told me to love,cherish,study and obey?Without complete faith in His Word our faith has nothing to stand on,and we can pick and choose what we believe or what better suits us.As far as Jesus commanding us to be poor I think that's a stretch,although I believe I might even fit that,I do my best to follow the scripture's teachings.I believe that The Bible says Homosexuality is a sin,but the problem with most "churches" and "christians" they tend to categorize sin as one is more evil than the other.The Bible clearly states if you have broken any part of the law than you're guilty of all.Having said that why should the church be forced to celebrate sin or be called homophobic?”

Michele Somerville on Oct 15, 2010 at 14:18:11

“The _Hilljack,

That's my point, really, that some who claim to believe in the Word can say "I believe Except for ..." All Christians pick and choose.

But if you pick and choose, you're picking and choosing!
The Bible also countenances slavery, yet you probably don't think it acceptable to own a slave.

Neither I nor anyone writing in here appears to wish to "force" a church into a state of sin, which is beside the point for me because I do not believe being gay or marrying gay is a sin.

I do believe that promulgating prejudice (whether implicitly or explicitly) is a serious sin.

I believe my own church (I do not equate "church" with RCC hierarchy.) can and ought to do better, and that it is the obligation of Catholics to honor their church -- a church with a mighty social justice tradition -- to speak out.

Thanks again for your words.

MMS”
Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done

Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done

Commented Oct 15, 2010 at 06:44:52 in Religion

“Angel I know you won't accept The Bible for what it says because your arguments are weak.But how many times do I have to say these marriages don't belong in a church.I'm not trying to rule the land,change any laws or ban gay marriage.”
Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done

Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done

Commented Oct 14, 2010 at 22:42:03 in Religion

“How many times does The Bible have to say something before it really counts?Just because you don't want it to be there doesn't make it disappear.How about what Jesus' definition of a marriage is in Mark 10
6But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
7For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
8And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
9What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

The Hilljack on Oct 15, 2010 at 12:48:54

“Thanks Michele for your comment.With God all things are possible,I believe it in every way.Except for preserving His word,no matter who was used to translate,that He told me to love,cherish,study and obey?Without complete faith in His Word our faith has nothing to stand on,and we can pick and choose what we believe or what better suits us.As far as Jesus commanding us to be poor I think that's a stretch,although I believe I might even fit that,I do my best to follow the scripture's teachings.I believe that The Bible says Homosexuality is a sin,but the problem with most "churches" and "christians" they tend to categorize sin as one is more evil than the other.The Bible clearly states if you have broken any part of the law than you're guilty of all.Having said that why should the church be forced to celebrate sin or be called homophobic?”

Michele Somerville on Oct 15, 2010 at 10:30:38

“The_Hilljack,

Thanks for writing.

Like most Christians, I seek and find truth in the mysterious and poetic testaments of our Holy Bible, but no literate person can deny that the wide, unavoidable margin of error that repeated translation of texts recorded 50 or more years after His birth by a man (or men) who did not experience Jesus firsthand makes it impossible for us to know exactly what Mark 10 meansor what Jesus said. 2000 years brings about dramatic (cumulative) changes in meaning of words attributed to Jesus who, all Christians seem to agree, used language in an oblique and figurative way.

Those who would construe Mark 10 literally, if they must, should not do so selectively. Those determined to understand Mark 10 "word-for-word" should be consistent about it. They take it all literally – not just the male-female marriage part.

Literal interpretation (or even strict construction!) of Mark demands equivalent (to that pertaining to homosexuals) condemnation of all who fail to follow Mosaic Law to the letter, all who divorce or have church annulments, all married couples who live with their parents, all who wage war, all who facilitate capital punishment and all who are not poor -– for it is in Mark 10 that Jesus instructs all who would find eternal life to sell their possessions and reminds us that it is easier for the camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven.

There are many possible readings and many truths nestled in Mark 10, but the clearest advice and most precious truth contained therein may be that “all things are possible in God.”

MMS”

The Hilljack on Oct 15, 2010 at 06:44:52

“Angel I know you won't accept The Bible for what it says because your arguments are weak.But how many times do I have to say these marriages don't belong in a church.I'm not trying to rule the land,change any laws or ban gay marriage.”

Angel1999 on Oct 14, 2010 at 23:25:00

“So he's says marriage is good. Great. I have no problem with that. But just because an ancient bronze age culture that had no concept of the innate character of homosexuality didn't address same-sex marriage tells me nothing. This doesn't appear to be one of those passages that ends by saying, "And this is the only way it shall be."

See how you and I can arrive at completely different conclusions after reading the same text? As I've said before, it's not enough for you to say "My interpretation of the Bible is correct and your's is wrong and therefore my religion will become the law of the land even though the Constitution says there shall be no establishment of religion."”
Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done

Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done

Commented Oct 13, 2010 at 23:20:10 in Religion

“Exactly right!There is no need to perform these weddings at a church.Churches and their clergy who do these weddings are not of God.How could they be if they go against the very book that God gave them?”

llisa on Oct 13, 2010 at 23:49:14

“Ah, but don't you see? You get to go to a church that suits you and what you believe a church should do or refrain from doing. Others have different thoughts on what a church should stand for, so they go to different churches. Still others go to no church or place of worship.

And it's all OK.

It's when you start trying to tell people who do not share your faith what they have to do or be or cannot do or be that you cross the line.”
Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done

Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done

Commented Oct 13, 2010 at 23:14:39 in Religion

“Calling sin a sin is not judging,sorry.Neither have I at all defended bad treatment of anybody.I guess since you refer to yourself as us than I guess you do.And as far as going to a church that will not preform these weddings I already do.”
Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done

Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done

Commented Oct 13, 2010 at 10:21:42 in Religion

“I don't think you read my post or perhaps didn't understand it.Does God hate sin? Yes.Do I sin?I do daily and anyone who says they don't is foolish.We all know John 3:16 but the next verse is so important to understand also.
John 3:17
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
I'm not judging anyone who is homosexual.How could I because I sin and since God does not classify sins as one being worse than the other.My only problem is churches performing and celebrating these weddings.”

Angel1999 on Oct 14, 2010 at 23:26:56

“So what's the problem?

Basically if we follow your religion and allow it to be established as the law of the land, then I have to follow your morality, even though my morality says it's OK to marry someone of the same sex. However, if we follow my morality and allow same sex marriage, you neither have to marry a same sex couple in your church nor marry someone of the same sex.”

The Hilljack on Oct 13, 2010 at 23:14:39

“Calling sin a sin is not judging,sorry.Neither have I at all defended bad treatment of anybody.I guess since you refer to yourself as us than I guess you do.And as far as going to a church that will not preform these weddings I already do.”

llisa on Oct 13, 2010 at 15:23:20

“Then you have no problem at all. Just belong to a church that will not perform gay weddings, and you don't have to be offended by them.”

LintLass on Oct 13, 2010 at 15:07:05

“But you *are* judging. You already called us 'sin' and defend ill-treatment of us over it.

Did I say I even did any of the things you call me a 'sinful person' over?”
Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done

Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done

Commented Oct 12, 2010 at 15:38:35 in Religion

“@beh I don't know anything about prison sex,but it seems Lot knew what "to know" meant
vs8Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.”
Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done

Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done

Commented Oct 12, 2010 at 14:57:23 in Religion

“The reality is homosexuality according to The Bible is sin.Just like any other sin it is hated by God.Some of the people on here confuse that with hating the people.Let me remind you that Christ died for all sins and all sinners.I will say it again if a state wants to allow gay marriages fine to be honest I could really care less,but keep the weddings out of the church.In a wedding you make a vow to your spouse and God.A vow to sin?Any church that marries homosexuals is not a church of God.”

llisa on Oct 13, 2010 at 15:18:02

“Marriage is a legal contract. It was usurped by the church long ago, but it remains a legal contract. Churches are not necessary for marriages to be legal and binding.

Churches are not required by government to perform same-sex marriage. Your church remains free to discriminate against anyone it wants to.

However, there are many churches and individual clergy who do perform marriages between two people of the same sex. And this is OK, too.”

Carroll27 on Oct 13, 2010 at 12:26:29

“Stop making sense.”

JohnJames on Oct 12, 2010 at 15:37:58

“The reality is that there is no conception of innate homosexuality in the bible (hence no word for homosexuality either), because there was no conception of innate sexual orientation until the rise of modern psychology in the 19th century. Anti-gay Christians, who are in fact, opposed to same-sex orientation regardless of whether it's ever acted on (You sure can bet you're still not OK if you say you're gay but you're celibate) are therefore being anachronistic. The idea of a person homosexual in orientation who hadn't ever had homosexual sex (you know, what modern kids even understand when they taunt a classmate) would have made no more sense in ancient times than the idea of a cook who had never cooked a meal or a carpenter who'd never built anything..”

Angel1999 on Oct 12, 2010 at 15:35:52

“However, like Christianity throughout its history, many people disagree with your interpretation of scripture. It's all very well that you believe it, but many churches do not. It's not sufficient to say, "Well I'm right and they're wrong!"”
Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done

Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done

Commented Oct 12, 2010 at 12:54:26 in Religion

“Hello again Angel perhaps you would give yor interpretation of Genesis 19.
4But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
5And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
6And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
7And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
Perhaps hospitality is allowing people to rape somone in your house.”

Angel1999 on Oct 12, 2010 at 19:41:34

“This link offers a pretty clear explanation of how important guest right was in the Ancient World. Put yourselves in the shoes of people who believed that any beggar at the door might be a god or angel in disguise. This extends to protecting them from those who would do them harm for if Lot through his own unwillingness to protect the angels had allowed the men to have their way, Lot to would have been punished.

http://www.crowdog.net/hospitality.html

Angel1999 on Oct 12, 2010 at 15:59:43

“And again, it's the violence offered, not the method of violence perpetrated.”

The Hilljack on Oct 12, 2010 at 15:38:35

“@beh I don't know anything about prison sex,but it seems Lot knew what "to know" meant
vs8Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.”

beh3433 on Oct 12, 2010 at 14:49:37

“What goes on in our prisons today is the same thing that was threatened by the people in this story. It wasn't sex for love or passion, it was sex as violence - to show 'em who's boss. And, sadly, the writers and subsequent translators were under the mistaken belief that all who read the narrative were literate enough to differeniate the multiple meanings of "to know." Ah, well.”

Angel1999 on Oct 12, 2010 at 14:24:33

“It's not the act that's in question. Lot's responsibility is to protect his guests because they are under his roof. It's the motives of the citizens that is in question, not the acts they wish to perpetrate. It's the mental state that says your guests are ours to do with as we please. If it had been their choice to torture the guests, the result would have been the same.”
Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done

Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done

Commented Oct 12, 2010 at 11:58:56 in Religion

“I've never read or heard that version,very interesting,”
Grown Man Screams For His Mother On Carnival Ride (VIDEO)

Grown Man Screams For His Mother On Carnival Ride (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 11:17:09 in Comedy

“I hope that was staged,yikes.”
WARNING: You Cannot Un-See 'Bieber Palin' (PHOTO)

WARNING: You Cannot Un-See 'Bieber Palin' (PHOTO)

Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 11:12:56 in Comedy

“The head seems to big for the body in the pic.kind of fitting.”
Gilbert Arenas: 'I Lost All Feeling a Long Time Ago'

Gilbert Arenas: 'I Lost All Feeling a Long Time Ago'

Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 08:01:35 in Sports

“He decided to step down for Wall?Now that's funny.John Wall is going to be a great player.So sorry Gil but you never were as good as you thought.”

CatfishJohn on Oct 8, 2010 at 09:20:02

“Before Johnwall nbecomes a great player he neededs two things:
1. a conssitenttjump shot. 2. Help on the court!- the wiz are starting journeyman guard Kirk Hinrich as a forward!”
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Brett Favre's Birthday Wish Granted: Randy Moss

Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 07:51:18 in Sports

“I think it's a great move for both sides.I'm not a Viking's fan,but this will be fun to watch.Will Moss resign with them if Favre retires?”
Brent Musburger Of ESPN: Steroids Could Be Good For Pro Sports

Brent Musburger Of ESPN: Steroids Could Be Good For Pro Sports

Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 07:43:03 in Sports

“Brent's alright,there's nothing wrong with having an opinion even if it's silly.”
Shirley Sherrod Fired In Rush Over Edited Video: Emails

Shirley Sherrod Fired In Rush Over Edited Video: Emails

Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 07:31:16 in Politics

“Is this really the headline today?Why even bother scrolling down if this is the best.”

wobblyashes on Oct 8, 2010 at 07:46:11

“Why? Because, it would seem, the HP wants a Republican victory in November.”

MotherTrucker on Oct 8, 2010 at 07:34:01

“Yeah, this really isn't front page worthy.”
The Circle Of Life Personified (PHOTO)

The Circle Of Life Personified (PHOTO)

Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 00:21:15 in Comedy

“That's just an act.He has a box of tissues by the camera so him and his buddy can have a good cry.What a joke.I'll have to remember to have a moment of silence next time I'm at the butcher shop.”
Twins Great Jack Morris Slams Francisco Liriano After Playoff Loss

Twins Great Jack Morris Slams Francisco Liriano After Playoff Loss

Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 00:04:43 in Sports

“He'll be alright but the sad thing is he'll have to wait til next year to redeem himself.”
Tiki Barber Booed During New York Giants Ring Of Honor Ceremony (VIDEO)

Tiki Barber Booed During New York Giants Ring Of Honor Ceremony (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 7, 2010 at 23:42:35 in Sports

“Tiki helped me win many fantasy football games he always seemed to be undervalued.As a person he has always seemed to be a selfish chump.”
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