“Of course they consented. Actually the only so called "victim" here is the 14 year old kid who could probably teach a thing or two to his "abuser"... I think his mother should be charged and prosecuted for procuring. Meanwhile the babysitter´s mother should be locked up for encouraging the situation and providing booze and grass.”
“This news report implies that Bouchard´s mother knew about the relationship and provided booze and grass for both. Sounds like she enjoyed what was going on and encouraged her daughter to have sex with that minor. Something is wrong with that woman.”
“The most baffling angle on this case is Bouchard´s mother who "allowed the relationship (between her daughter and the minor) to progress and provided alcohol and marihuana..."
That is serious stuff and I can´t understand how the witch only got two years probation.”
seriously77 on Sep 30, 2013 at 14:53:20
“I'm wondering if she provided to the minor or just to her daughter, who was 19. IDK.”
“No big deal. Church and pop has always been a great money-making combination and it happens everywhere. What I find interesting is the amount of cash needed to become a "singing superstar." Besides the church, they should investigate the recording industry and the whole show business set up. That´s where the real story lays.”
“I´m glad to read this about Ms. Wilson. She is one of the most beautiful women of her generation. I´ve seen her in person and remember being impressed by the beauty of her skin.
She´s also a great performer.”
“You are making those statements from the point of view of someone who lives in the 21st century and is influenced by christian fundamentalism. Try to visualize the times in which those words were written. In those long ago days, people would make images of goats, donkeys, birds, etc. and bowed down to them in worship. In the Torah, God -through Moses- was educating the people of Israel not to do what the folks around them did. In Exodus 25:18-20 God commands the making of two gold angels for the ark. The meaning is clear, he is not against "graven images" but against idols.”
Tribidemp on Oct 4, 2012 at 12:38:19
““In those long ago days, people would make images of goats,
donkeys, birds, etc. and bowed down to them in worship.”
“You asked about the sciences and disciplines required to understand biblical writings? Here´s a few: biblical history,archaeology, literary criticism, ancient history, philology, social sciences, theology, Judaic studies, comparative religion, Egyptology, textual criticism, linguistics, sociology, etc. I also suggest you research how the books in the Bible were chosen and approved. The process took a long time and final decision on the Old Testament was made by Jewish scholars while the New Testament was canonized by the Catholic Church. It´s a fascinating story.”
“You are lucky to own a Bible and can read it as you wish.
Christians who lived before the printing press was invented in the 16th century were not that fortunate.”
sunshine14 on Oct 3, 2012 at 17:05:26
“One is fully correct. But one ponders greatly, if it was meant to be so? Abraham Issac, Jacob Moses held no books in their hands, bible, yet knew God personally, had a personal relationship with God daily in their lives in all they did. They all experience God directly within themselves. Pondering if that is why Christ nor his Apostles wrote nor were commanded to write nothing done, but go out orally and Spread the Goods? For the Bible has brought great chaos, divisions, confusion, wars even among all our fellow mankind, has it not? Peace ”
“It´s kind of hard to explain a God that "not even the universe can contain" to someone who believes God can be contained within the pages of a book or books. My only suggestion is you that ignore my comments and continue your life in peace and happiness.”
sunshine14 on Oct 3, 2012 at 16:57:42
“Oh, but do not believe at all that God can be contained within the pages of a book or books. Just opinion, but that is not where one finds Him. And thank you for kind reply and wishing one peace and happiness the same to you also and always. Peace”
“There are Bible scholars who have studied all the sciences and disciplines that are required in order to understand, not interpret, the Bible. Remember the Bible is not a book but a library and you must know ancient history, languages, who the human author is in each book and what motivated the writings. That´s only for starters. If you want to know the names of all the sciences that are needed in Bible understanding check around on line or consult and encyclopedia.”
Tribidemp on Oct 3, 2012 at 14:52:38
“Were these scholars around when the stories were first
passed by word of mouth and then in their early stages as the written word? I’m guessing no, so who interpreted the bible
for these ancient people, because I’m sure the internet wasn’t available for
them to use. Why does god inspire a book
that requires the interpretation of a flawed human being?
Just give me a couple of the names of the sciences used to “understand”
the bible. I’ll use them as a starting
point in my research.”