“Personally I hold no claim to whether the Shroud is real or not. BUT, if the shroud is totaly fake and been debunked, as so many claim, then why are scientists doing these tests and making these claims. Mind you now it is not just the religious types that are making these claims.
Real or not the bottom line in Christianity is Jesus was and is still very real. And whether some like it or not the historical account are exactly that, historical. And a little fact here..NO one, or any scientific evidence has ever proved the Bible to be wrong. Actually ALL historical, geological, evidence found backs up the accounts in the Bible.
Also answer me this.......Why are we in the year 2014, and why did the calender re-start at the birth, death, and resurection of Jesu Christ?”
Jan 31, 2014 at 12:10:45
“It amazes me as to what is considered to be good music. I don't give a hoot about what they look like. As ANYBODY and I mean ANY person that has access to a keyboard and computer can produce the noise these two make. Sorry young folks but there is almost NO TALENT needed in order to make what is being referred to as music these days.”
Jim Gardner on Jan 31, 2014 at 12:39:12
“Disagree strongly. Why can't you just say that the genre holds no interest for you? Seems like it's obviously the case. It's one thing to be technically proficient with an instrument, but having an idea and capturing it in a set of songs is the hard part.
DP broke some important ground in their genre esp. in the 90s. Also, their 2007 live concert release, Alive, is quite impressive. But go ahead and feel superior with that guitar in your hand. ;-) It's telling.
The funny thing about the Grammys is that as is so often the case they are far behind the curve with DP and they are rewarding a latter, lesser recording by a group that has had tremendous influence in its earlier work.
Random Access Memories is not a great record when compared to DPs earlier albums.”
“So we have allegations, accusations, and claims. Not that I am a Christie fan or will I ever be. This is simply more of a tactic to keep your eyes off of the real problems that are destroying this country You know like ALL the ILLEGAL acts being done by our Traitor in cheif!!!!!!!!”
kabegg on Jan 20, 2014 at 15:35:44
“This might surprise you, but your hatred for the President doesn't negate every other situation that occurs in this country. It might be hard for you to fathom that everything is NOT Obama's fault, just as everything WAS NOT Bush's fault. Grow up.”
“And so far all the FACTS have been shown to be FACTS.
And the FACTS show one shooter.
And the the conspiracy theories are still just that.
And after 50 years they are still theories and NOT true until proven to be so.”
“Yes it was truly a sad day!!
And to make it sadder are all the conspiracy theories because that is all they are theories and conjecture. There was only one shooter and on shooter alone. And he was a devout commuist. That is the reason the left has to make be some one else and continue to promote all these unfounded theories.”
Unca Allen on Nov 23, 2013 at 03:23:19
dostros on Nov 22, 2013 at 14:29:56
“Just because it's a conspiracy theory doesn't mean it's not true.”
GARTH333 on Nov 22, 2013 at 13:51:02
“Do I believe he was involved? Yes. But he was never tried,never faced his accusers, or convicted of anything. I wonder why?”
“look up the word altruism. Also READ the Bible instead of thinking you know what it says and what people should be. Loving someone also means showing them and teaching them there is anther way to live other than just expecting some one else to take care of the problem. You also have a Bush dillusion just like so many other liberals. Everything YOUR president wanted he got....And when he doesn't get it he breaks the law to do it. There are NINETEEN MILLION more people out of work than when he was elected!! And EVERYTHING he wanted to do to so call "help" has only made matters worse.....And the right has nothing to do with it. As EVERY new thing that has been added has been ENTIRLY passed by those on the left with NO input from the right.
'When you continue to take from those that have and to give to those who don't. You eventually run out of those that have"
The act of Charity is done on a personal nature not FORCED by a government who who feels they know better what to do with your money better than you.
Since you have tried to condemn me .....maybe you should hang and work with me ministering to the poor, addicted, imprisoned, and down troddden.......and for free. Then during that time we can compare the amout of time and money we give those induvidualls as well.”
fmm32792 on Oct 28, 2013 at 08:53:25
“I was a Republican for nearly 30 years so I have seen in person how my old party as declined. I am now an Independent. I don't approve of much that happens on the left..and the right. Being an Independent allows me to pick the best from both parties. I have devoted my life to helping many people. But, the difference between you and me is that I understand economics. The Bush administration allowed Wall Street to self-regulate. That is like letting convicts run the prison. And, so, here we are. OUR President, or any other president, can not fix something so serious is a few short years. Please research how long it took us to recover from the Great Depression.”
“Yes a high level and living wage are 2 different things, and minimum wage is another as well. minimum wage jobs are avaiable for those without enough skills to move up to a better paying job. and Jesus would not just give her another fish.....He would teach her to fish so she could better herself and move up in the world.
P.S. the reason the price of food has gone up at McDonald is because of the government FORCING higher minimum wage pay.”
“W has bbeen out of office for over 6 years now \..........please pass the kool-aid”
fmm32792 on Oct 27, 2013 at 08:15:05
“Which is a good lesson on how long it takes to fix something that took a few short minutes to break. AND, if you are truly "cross addicted" then practice the words of Christ and love all of your brothers and sisters.”
“Minimum wage jobs are entry level jobs...if you stay at that job you will continue to make that pay and mybe a little more.
Minimum age jobs were NEVER EVER made to support a family, raise children and so on.
If you want a job to do that then you need a CAREER that allows you to advance further in life.
The Stupidity and the abject insanity of people who think they should be paid high level wages for menial work is only promoted by the party that wants to keep you in chains.
And we all know who this woman admires, adores, and voted for......”
Jeanne Hazzard on Oct 26, 2013 at 09:52:24
“Firstly, the prices at McDonalds has kept up with the rate of inflation. So should their employee wages.Perhaps CEO bonuses should not have tripled. Secondly, a living wage and and a high level wage are two different things. I see you have a cross icon. Do you think it's Christian to not pay her a living wage? WWJD?”
fmm32792 on Oct 26, 2013 at 09:51:14
“You might want to check the jobs report. There are NO better jobs for her right now. You can thank W. for that one.”
“Macr evolution is not a fact...MICRO evolution a.k.a. natural adaptation has.”
Imbrium66 on Aug 30, 2013 at 10:40:38
“Considering I have a degree in biology I'm going to have to disagree with you. It is as much fact as any scientific principle can ever achieve. It has never been disproven, not once since it was originally proposed. There have been alterations, yes, but all of which made ultimate sense and fit into the whole quite nicely.
Also, evolution and natural adaptation? Not the same thing. Adaptation happens within an individual, such as a tree adapting to cold so it doesn't shatter when the water inside freezes. Evolution happens over generations such as viruses mutating causing a new flu vaccine to be developed every year. That is what micro evolution is, evolution that amounts to only minor changes but nonetheless significant. Also, if micro evolution exists, by your own admission, then macro evolution also must exist since numerous micro evolutions essentially = macro evolution.
Macro evolution just results when a species diverges enough that it can no longer breed with its ancestor, thus making it a new species. These have been proven. If you need more evidence look up "ring species", they are an excellent example of how it actually works.”
“Since this scientist and many others has to ALWAYS use the words, we think, we believe, it may be possible, and so on, here are some facts!!
(macro)Evolution has never, ever been proven as fact.
Life on ANY other planet has not been found including mars.”
CanadianSkeptic on Aug 30, 2013 at 09:58:21
“"(macro)Evolution has never, ever been proven as fact."
stevenjonessales on Aug 30, 2013 at 09:44:46
“The same can be said about the stories in the bible. This is where we utter the words "we think", we believe".”
Mark It Right on Aug 30, 2013 at 09:23:01
“Here is you a fact, no one can prove any God created Earth or ever existed either. Just because someone wrote it in a book doesn't make it true. Another example is Scientology.”
XFR Stone on Aug 30, 2013 at 09:22:48
mbrahms26 on Aug 30, 2013 at 09:19:49
“Macro-Evolution has been established as fact through the fossil record, comparative anatomy and modern genetics, among other proofs. Modern biology makes no sense in the absence of evolution.”
Imbrium66 on Aug 30, 2013 at 09:15:15
“That is because in science, even with monumental proof (as with evolution) all it takes is one negative to disprove a hypothesis or theory. The fact that evolution is even considered a theory, and not a hypothesis, indicates that it has withstood an absolute battery of testing over the years and has yet to be proven false.
The idea applies to other bits of life as well. For instance you can -believe- that everyone else exists on the planet but it is possible, however small the possibility, that everything you experience is simply manufactured in your brain and nothing save you actually exists.
It is a question of what is proof.
Macro-evolution is accepted as fact and, despite what you may believe, it has been proven true over and over again. Science simply recognizes that at some point in the distant future there might exist the potential for something to go against the theory, they just haven't found it yet.”
The Soup on Aug 30, 2013 at 09:12:18
“And yet you claim your belief is knowledge, correct?”
“I find it amusing that the dems have always accused the right of being wormongers and now we are involved in more military actions at one time than any other in our history. The tyrant in chief is nothing but a radical community agitator(organizer) and is totally happy to oversee the downfall of this country. WAKE UP AMERICA!!”
i3lackops on Aug 26, 2013 at 14:35:40
“What military actions did Obama get us into? Iraq? We are out of there. Afghanistan? Drawing down. Egypt? Not in there. Libya? No boots on the ground, air strikes only. Syria? Not there. What else do you have?”
“Ok let me explain NO chld has ever been refused food by the peole who are doing the work if they refused Jesus.
And when helping people in this life is it not the charitble thing to help them understand the promise of eternal life with God in hte next.”
eriebound72 on May 25, 2013 at 19:28:01
“The first part is right. When are people of any faith/religion going to get it. Children are so impressionable, as in they will believe in anything. They can be swayed a lot easier than an adult. So, someone could brainwash that child without them even knowing it. I think it's a shame that people think it's okay to shove religion as in forcing children to attend church every Sunday and not given a choice to whether they want to go or not. I have friends who think it's okay and that...they claim when they reach 18 they can decide then. I say it's such a travesty to see this taking place here in America and probably elsewhere. You may see it as good, but if you take your religion out of this, you'd totally understand where I'm coming from. I respect that you have your faith/and religion, but to take a step back and see that children should not be forced into deciding on a religion at such an impressionable age.”
“Either we conform our desires to the truth or We will conform the truth toour desires!!!!
It seems to me you wanted to conform the truth to your desires and came up with these reasons in order to justify your own self centeredness.
Maybe you should read, understand, and accept the only truth we need and that is the salvation of Jesus Christ. The Bible expains it in full detail. Problem is people like to put in and take out (their desires) what they feel fits into their lifestyle instead of liviing the way we are commanded by God.”
llopez2196 on May 25, 2013 at 19:50:50
“Another reason I am no longer Christian is because Chrisitans believe they worship the ONE TRUE...there is no ONE TRUE. And each time the Bible has been translated it was done so according to the ideals of the person doing the translating. In the 16th Century at the counsel of Mysenia a group of MEN got together and decided which books should be included in the Bible. The books that these men didnt like or didnt want the people to hear about were left out. So you argument doesnt hold water. All religions are important. And if ALL religions would work together instead of trying to kill each other off the World would be a better place.”
“You said it yourself....evolution is a theory NOT a fact. It a;so take more faith to belive in evolution than God. As yo need to put aside so many FACTS that cannot be explained in the THEORY of evololution.”
“How sad you would think that way. NO ONE dangles food or refuses food to anyone if they don't believe in God. The food is given freely in the hope that we could share the love of God.
Your attitude clearly shows a lack of understanding what Chritianity is and who God is.
P.S. I really don't care if the atheist club gave money to help someone out. What does bother me is they ONLY gave it to her because she is an athiest. That's what they said not me.”
“REALLY??? I believe you are simply making a statement to make a statement and hope it sticks(AKA straw man arguement). As I would like to see that list of people.
A very large percentage of donations go right to non-belivers.
Christians do not give to satisfy their own desires, but only to show the love and conpassion that God has shown them.”
llopez2196 on May 25, 2013 at 13:07:42
“Do you think I keep a list of all the "Christians" that have been rude, obnoxious or selfish to me and others over the years? I left the Christian community over 8 yrs ago because of the "holier then thou" Attitudes, the "If you arent a member of MY church, you arent Christian", and the "Give us your money so we can build a big fancy church". I went to a lot of churches and a lot of religions before leaving. If you judge others, you are NOT a Christian, if you look down your nose at other religions, you are NOT a Christian. I could keep going for hours. You need to LIVE what you Preach and I have found that most people who label themselves Christian do NOT, and that includes giving donations. They do it because they think it will get them to God, not to help others.”
eriebound72 on May 25, 2013 at 11:06:36
“Ok, let me explain where that last statement has a falacy in it. There is a radio show host in Michigan. He has numerous plugs during his show on sponsoring children overseas. He is constantly preaching how they need to know Jesus' teachings. If this weren't his own desires, than what are they? Shouldn't they be sponsored because they are in need? Shouldn't these children only need sponsoring for the lack of food, clothing, and not for religious reasons? I think you know the real answer to this. Christians have a storied past when it comes to spreading their agenda(s). To be charitable is to give in a time of need, and end it there. However, the Christian agenda feels the need to promote their faith. It's their belief that it's witnessing. Well, in a time of need, shouldn't it be left there, where you're doing a good deed in helping, but most take it up as a time to spread their agenda. That's where that last sentence in your post where it's not true.”
“So the athiest's send money to only the athiest when Christians send money for support we don't care who it goes to as long as they get help.
I find it amusing that they even stated they did it just to show support for someone who came out as an athiest.”
UnsinkableMollyBrown on May 25, 2013 at 03:27:14
“Why do you care? She isn't asking for your money is she?
And for the record, many Christian missions in poorer countries only offer food and aid to villages willing to accept Christianity. I'd say I believed in it too if I was watching my children starve in a 3rd world country.
Nothing like hanging food over a starving childs head to get them agree to believe in what you believe in.”
Razpooten on May 25, 2013 at 02:27:23
“I'm an atheist. I often donate and volunteer at chuches to feed the homeless. Sometimes when I'm serving they will tell me 'god bless you.' I politely tell them I'm not a chirstian, I just work here, and you are welcome.”
Katrinas on May 25, 2013 at 02:15:45
“You can bet that woman called on God.”
freedame on May 25, 2013 at 02:03:58
“Churches tend to help their own. But I'd donate to this lady anyway - she is gracious and kind and dealing with small children.”
llopez2196 on May 25, 2013 at 01:32:57
“Not necessarily true. I know a lot of Christians who would be appauled if they thought their donation was going to an atheist or a Pagan.”
EmmaDarian on May 25, 2013 at 01:16:57
“No. Atheists give like everyone gives. We give to the Red Cross, for one. But in this case, an atheist is getting support, having been outed as an atheist, which opens her up to all kinds of harassment and discrimination. It happens to us atheists every day. Just as churches or clubs or workplaces sometimes raise funds for one of their own following a disaster, so is this one atheist group raising funds for one of their own. If you fault them for it, fault churches and workplaces and clubs that do the same.