John UK wrote: Mike, if the vegetables are organically grown, and are freshly dug, there is no doubt in my mind that in a strange way, if you eat them, they will make you feel somewhat better. This is God's plan, and it is a good one.
I certainly agree. The government experts here add fluoride to the water in our county to give us "strong teeth" This is totally bogus, but governments know sooo much about good health. I try to avoid contaminated food and water as much as possible. Helps to keep healthy and feel better, and avoid "healthcare" which is no healthcare at all, but sickness care. Just another fuzzy word to make us feel better about ourselves.
John UK wrote: --- But none of us in the UK say that the services are "free", but "free at the point of use". There is a world of difference between these two.
Maybe it's another word to be added to the fuzzy list, bro John. Until now I haven't engaged in this because I know how fruitless discussion can be when the common meaning of words isn't common. I was thinking that when I buy groceries, I might be tempted to make it seem innocuous if I said to myself, "Self, they are free at the point of use." After all, the point of use being the table, it doesn't cost me anything to actually eat them. But then I wonder if it would be for clarification, or in a strange way to make me somehow feel better? Is newspeak alive and well?
Marty McD wrote: Who said anything about their freedom of religion, Jim? Not me. Point is, you pick and choose, conveniently, Jewish beliefs. They get the most important theological matter wrong and yet they are persuasive on abortion? Their views donât even match the beliefs during Jesusâs time. The most bible believing, consistent Christans believe that abortion is murder, yet you, ignore those with the best theological views in order to quote unbelievers. Youâ can critique Catholics, but you quote this Jewish sect, why? Contradictions , tisk tisk
Jim uses whatever he needs to inject doubt. His critiques of Catholicism are to give him credibility when he moves into another area, such as abortion, or politics. The ploy doesn't work, but he has sufficiently fooled himself into thinking it does.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- For many branches of Christianity, the soul is believed to enter the body at the moment of conception, and so to end this life would be an act of murder. For Jews, however, the soul doesnât enter into the body until birth, thus giving the entity in a motherâs womb a very different legal status than a full human being. --- excerpt from,"The Jewish position on abortion [Opinion]" https://tinyurl.com/uy4xu3a
The fact that some have erroneous views of when life begins has no bearing on the fact of when it begins, thus no bearing on any abortion doubts you try to bring in. It's all inharmonious noise.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- https://tinyurl.com/y567t94tÂ (Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?) ---
Jim, don't you think it odd that the opposite of that is what is actually happening? Should liberals try to force their kingdom on Christians? It's happening all over the place, if you have eyes to see.
Dr. Tim wrote: Jeffersonâs point about the âwall of separationâ was that government must not interfere with religion, Jim, and not that religion should not affect the way we run our government. But of course liberals alwaysâALWAYS!âtwist the truth, so why should it be any different when it comes to religion?
Liberals cannot decipher what they read, because that requires thought. Since they are led by their feelings, they don't come to see what is true, but what they feel should be true.
The Quiet Christian wrote: Jim, the racial tension you trumpet comes from a Progressive theory called "critical race theory." That's notnTrp's fault but college professors who have worked to mainstream this theory of power. It is in and unBiblical. Meanwhile, the reason Progressives are upholding Nazis is that they are one and the same.
John UK wrote: --- God will always do according to HIS will. We must fit in with that and be content, or inevitably feel disappointment. 1 John 5:14-15 KJV (14)Â And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: (15)Â And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. God will always answer in the affirmative when we ask for anything according to his will. And if we ask for anything which is not according to his will, the answer will always be "no". Am I being too simplistic?
Not at all, John. If we are disappointed, it might be because we do not always in every circumstance know his will about something. Unless Scripture makes clear his will about whatever the issue is, then as Oswald Chambers said-
"Never make the blunder of trying to forecast the way God is going to answer your prayer."
ps, sometimes his answer is wait, because something petitioned may be in accordance with his will, but not in our timing.
Adriel wrote: Matt 25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." = And the 'least' didn't have to pay for it. It was free at the point of use.
The government is in among those verses somewhere, I suppose.
Adriel wrote: --- Quote: âYou are a slow learner, Winston." "How can I help it? How can I help but see what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four." "Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.â â George Orwell, 1984. âThe choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.â â George Orwell, 1984 âBig Brother is Watching You.â â George Orwell, 1984.
And giving you "free" healthcare to keep you happy and unquestioning.
Jim Lincoln wrote: It already looks like it's going to be a whitewash for Trump anyway, a dismissal of the charges without even a semblance of a trial, would certainly confirm that opinion. ---
It wouldn't be that unusual for a court to dismiss a charge if the charge was found to be made up hopes without evidence other than a louder accusation followed by an even louder accusation. Trouble for you Jim, is noise isn't the equivalent of evidence. Now be sure to make more noise, maybe I'll change my mind.