WP, my dad was an ungodly old drunkard, but thank God he taught me how to do âboyâ stuff like hunting and skinning animals, catching and cleaning fish, cutting and splitting firewood, planting and cultivating a garden, and wearing blue jeans and boots instead of a dress and high heels. I think the best thing in the world for a boy is to let him get his clothes dirty and his nose bloody every once in a while. I despise feminism because its real aim is the feminization of men and the masculinization of women, which is clearly a satanic strategy to cause people to rebel against God. Vive la difference, because the difference was designed by the Creator for a reason.
I have news for you, Jiminy. The largest Independent Fundamental Baptist churches all over America, including the ones here in the Deep South, also totally reject segregation. What that means, for people like you and Randall Bullmer who thrive on the ridiculous and deliberately deceitful notion that conservative Christians regularly exchange their choir robes for Klan robes, is that not only white people, but people of every degree of pigmentation, can be and are conservative both in religion and in politics. You and Randall Bullmer donât care much for the truth when the truth contradicts your self-serving lies, do you Jim?
J4J, baptism (which is not a translation, but a transliteration of the Greek word for immersion, ruling out âbaptismâ by any other method), is one of the two ordinances of the church. People who are happy about being saved get baptized (Acts 2:41). I guess people who are not particularly thrilled about being saved sit around and argue about whether saved folks ought to get baptized or not.
Christopher, no wonder you Yankees were victorious in the Late Unpleasantness. It was your superior technology! I would have never thought to hunt geckos with a club. Usually I just catch them with my teeth. Fortunately (and, may I add, uniquely for a member of my clan), my top tooth aligns perfectly with the bottom one, so Iâm the undisputed gecko-catching champion of Possum Hollow. Imagine how awestruck my kinfolk will be when I take my first gecko with a club! I just hope they donât think Iâm showing off orâheaven forbid!âacting like a Yankee.
Now Pilgrim, are you telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Are you sure that wasnât peach cobbler your grandmother made? Mine would cook huge cobblers in a big metal dishpan. And brother I could eat her pinto beans and cornbread just about every day. My grandmother served homemade biscuits three times a day, and cornbread twice a day. Sheâs been in heaven for going on forty years, and sheâs the reason they had to start a Weight Watchers program up there. Precious memories.
Christopher and John, you both make good points, but bear in mind that when Philip encountered the Ethiopian eunuch, he avoided side issues and went straight to the heart of the matter. âThen Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.â On several occasions I have demonstrated in Bible classes that a Christian should be able to start at any point in the Bible and preach the plan of salvation. The sword of the Spirit is the word of God, and the heart-piercing tip of the sword is the gospel, which is the power of God unto salvation.
Forget cutting and pasting for a minute, Jim, and look at the picture of the baby above. If you can support anyone who advocates murdering such a precious, innocent person, then please abandon all pretense of being a Christian. Youâre as fake as Hillaryâs laugh.
Squirrels, Connor? Squirrels were on the verge of extinction until millions of people foolishly bought backyard bird feeders. Now squirrels are growing to 85 or 90 pounds, living longer than ever, and moving to Florida to spend their golden years laughing at eight-foot diamondbacks that are too small to eat them. Squirrels used to climb on my bird feeders and eat. Now they carry the feeders back to their nests.