"Fears of a mass exodus of retiring teachers during COVID-19 may have been overblown"
But covid-19 still is a factor. Soon there will be a new Secretary of Education who is pro-public school, and there just not enough people think they can keep up a passable lifestyle without both parents working.
6. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 7. because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, 8. and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. -- https://tinyurl.com/has82mk (NASB)
"Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?"
Quite true, CV, but for the matters of health that is a government responsibility. as England is becoming aware of, and Australia already recognizes. I will give credit to a couple of conservative pastors in town here - - even if they didn't have people in their congregation get the virus from church attendance? - - they still knew people who have came down with the virus and may have been members of their churches. I can't help some of the greedy churches out in California who are paying more attention to paper money floating into their collection plates, rather than the health of the congregation; and just as importantly their congregations instead of going out and spreading the Word two people they are going out spreading virusesâđ
Soros is no worse than David Koch who funded evolutionary programs on PBS, use discernment!
Yes, face masks could be handy indoors. Here this short video from the BBC that points that out.
"Covid-19: Can face masks make communal singing safer?"
Yes, they would make singing a lot safer
When you have various pastors ignoring all the safety protocol that has already been mentioned, and denying even that the covid virus exists to any great extent---they should stick to religious matters
Here is a statue that was torn down by the approval of the state of Virginia
Jake Lahut wrote: The Robert E Lee statue that has represented Virginia in the U.S. Capitol for 111 years has been removed after a state commission decided that Lee was not a fitting symbol for the state.
â˘ A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was removed from the US Capitol on Monday. â˘ A Virginia state commission decided that Lee should no longer represent the commonwealth in the capitol, and a provision in the recently-passed National Defense Authorization Act allowed for it to be removed. â˘ Military bases named after Confederate leaders can also be renamed under the provision. â˘ A statue of civil rights leader Barbara Johns, who at 16 years old led a student strike for equal education at a Virginia high school, is set to replace Lee.
excerpt from,"Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue removed from the US Capitol"
Now of course this is completely up to the state of Virginia, has a Nebraska and I couldn't even say yea or nay.
I would say that he was a hero in the Mexican war of 1848 and if memory serves a commandant of West Point.
But of course his betrayal of the Union besides being a slave own
Yes, I somewhat remember it was from Benjamin Franklin. You know I'll be better just to listen to exactly what he said, on the program. I don't think there's a transcript out for it, but it isn't that long.
The show will give you some idea how the supreme Court works. No, we never were a true democracy we were a representative democracy. At this time I don't know how representative it isâ
It should be noted that both Presidents Adams we're Unitarian.
A history from the Unitarians how they came to be from the Puritans
Quite true, Chris GP, but they left a legacy of anti-Christianity. You should find the article in the Unitarian dictionary quite informative and accurate. The Puritans most certainly didn't want to be told by bishops or popes on how to behave--the local church was the final authority. I doubt that if any man-made institution doesn't finally fall into corruption.
I mentioned this on another thread,
"Firing Line | Neil Gorsuch | Season 2020 | PBS"
It's around a 26 minute video. Justice Gorsuch was no doubt interested in doing this program in large part because he was plugging his book whose title is something like "You have a democracy if you can keep it" It seems to be easier said than done.
Cameron Doody wrote: Our Protestant brethren have neither the pope nor the bishop â everyone makes his own choices. I told someone they could make the choice of becoming Protestant if you donât like the Catholic Church, if this boat is too narrowâ, Archbishop of Perugia Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti told reporters in an event January 25 on the feast of St. Francis de Sales, the patron saint of journalists.
âAre you not comfortable with the current pontiff? If someone does not like this pope, say it, because he is free to choose other waysâ, Bassetti, who is also the President of the Italian Episcopal Conference, told the Francis critics.
âCriticism is fine, but this destructive criticism is notâ, the cardinal added, observing that there are too many Francis critics, âtoo many people speaking against the popeâ.
excerpt from,"Italian cardinal tells Francis critics to become Protestants if they donât like Pope"
I didn't know that's how they made the world better 400 years later Almost all those churches became Unitarian. Not surprising since the Puritans were proto-dominionists https://tinyurl.com/yd2k9jdj (Dominionism -- A Summary)
Janae Addison wrote: The opioid epidemic in the United States has largely centered on white Americans, who account for roughly 80 percent of opioid overdose victims. But the national attention on white victims has pushed minorities to the sidelines, even as the number of opioid-related deaths among non-whites is on the rise.
excerpt from, "How racial inequity is playing out in the opioid crisis"
No, John, it is not great news. Because if they are not going to be hypocritical they have to have something like Romneycare and of course they don't need any support for abortions. Since I cannot cross-link which is a reasonable idea from SA, I can tell you to go up to the search bar and look up:
You will find comments by me - - and others pertinent to this topic
Dr. Paul Harder wrote: "...fundamentalists shifted to a much more inward and individualized strategy, that of calling non-believers into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. There were at least two reasons for this. First, their recent setbacks had soured them on political action; their successes in passing anti-evolution legislation and Prohibition had proven to be only temporary. Second, their eschatology taught them that wickedness, crime, natural disasters, persecution of faithful Christians and political oppression would all increase before the return of Christ. Fundamentalists directed their energy toward revival because it seemed to them that real, lasting political reform was impossible....
---""Heal Their Land": Evangelical Political Theology From the Great Awakening to the Moral Majority'
No gentlemen and lady I still subscribe to the above, (on page 85 of the dissertation) rather a succinct description of what dispensationalists should be practicing. I have no use for the anti-abortion positions being used as a stalking horse to cover up the old and still alive racist ideas of the Old Confederacy. so, I didn't go out banging on doors, or sorry to say, contributing to the Democratic partyâđ
Nina Totenberg wrote: In a historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay, lesbian, and transgender employees from discrimination based on sex. The ruling was 6-3, with Justice Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's first appointee to the court, writing the majority opinion. The opinion was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and the court's four liberal justices.... .... Speaking to reporters, Trump said of the ruling: "They've ruled and we live with the decision of the Supreme Court." He called the opinion "very powerful." ....
excerpt from, "Supreme Court Delivers Major Victory To LGBTQ Employees"
I don't know if the opinion by Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch agrees with what he said on Firing Line.