This should be of no surprise with legal abortion (murder) and Born again Christian men allowing their wives to take the pill which causes abortions. Sorry men, just because science gives you more liberty with your bodies doesn't mean that God intended it to be so. Even though I do not agree with alot of the RCC's theology, this webiste is very though provoking in regards to how we treat our bodies. www.ccli.org Birthcontrol was very heavly preached against by our spiritual fathers in the faith earlier in the 19th century.
When did "science" become so politicized, and when did so many self-proclaimed guardians of "science" become such chicken-littles (Thinking: Our president is "born-again"--the sky is falling--run for your lives!!!....etc.)?
" 'If our country starts to behave irrationally whereas all the other countries coming up and chasing us (to take over as the world leaders in science and technology) behaving rationally, we are doomed,' Omenn said. "
Most of the drivel that tumbles from the lips of the many modern secular rationalists (like this guy!) isn't even worth responding to, but this comment struck me as an example of how two people can have totally different perceptions regarding a nation's condition.
Omenn sees USA's condition as being backward, while I see USA as a hold-out, while most if not all other nations are falling-away into error (i.e. AWAY from God rather than TOWARD Him).
Harlan wrote: Why? Our hope is in God not people making themselves better. In Christ saving his people the glory will all go to him. The Puritan Hope was the spring of modern missions. What liberals held was man saving himself and gradually getting better.
Like your comment, and your name. My dad's name is Harlan also.
If my memory serves, most of these so-called visions that are reported in the news and other sources do NOT involve Jesus, but the Virgin Mary, or some other saint/sign/symbol...which may be and indication of the source of such "visions" and the quality thereof.
"Intelligent design holds that the universe's order and complexity are so great that evolution cannot explain it."
Unfortunately it is simplistic definitions of ID like this that prompt many evolutionary hard-liners to stereotype we creationsists as worshippers of a "god-of-the-gaps".
' "Students should learn about the evidence for and against evolution," he said. '
Though I couldn't agree more, we must be realistic regarding human intellectual inertia and predjudice regarding prevailing ideas/opinions. Afterall, I doubt very much that Claudius Ptolomy and his ilk would've tolerated a serious consideration of the Copernican universe, had the idea been presented in his time.
This whole struggle of ID/creationism vs. evolution is going to be pretty rough-and-tumble for some time to come, I think.
Biblical wrote: "Amen There are contradictions in the other one's mostly the Nearly Inspirational Version niv-"
"Nearly Inspirational Version"--or NIV! I LOVE it! So many of my fellow believers are IN LOVE with this translation of the Bible--which is not a translation at all but a thought for thought--rather than word for word conversion of the original language. Don't you just LOVE the fact that our most recent Biblical scholars were so disdaining and condescending of us to think we would be too stupid to be able to struggle through a word-for- word translation of the Bible so they had to try to make things even simpler for us?
I say give me the good old KJV, with all it's faults, and a Strongs concordance rather than have my hand held by someone who thinks I'm a spiritual moron compared to them!
It's all a band-aid for a wound that would be better served by cleaning up the filthy modern media that's prompting an arificial "need" to bring our little ones up to speed on topics they ought not to have to deal with until much later in life.
Notice at the end of the article that the PRO position on this issue is held by an expert in the field (Child Development) while the CON position is held by what appears to be a beurocrat (Children's Commissioner).
To me, that pretty much says it all!
Just what the heck IS a Children's Commissioner anyway?
My brother and I spent many hours playing with toy guns as kids and turned out just fine as adults (we learned muzzle control at a very early age). In fact today he and his wife are very much ANTI-gun, which proves to me that playing with toy guns alone doesn't turn people into firearms criminals.
'"The bottom line is that these young kids fought their way through it and ultimately were winners. And that's the message, that you don't have to give up. And you don't have to give in," he (Denzel Washington) said.'
'Echoing Washington's description of the movie as a "David and Goliath" story, Cynthia Bond Hopson, an executive with the United Methodist Black College Fund, proudly spoke of the support the United Methodist Church provides to black colleges. "We have moved mountains simply by educating people and giving them a sense of 'I can do this for myself,'" she said.'
Even though I'm white, I have no problem with movies about black people 'clobbering' white people (be it debate or other forms of "combat"--as Washington's character describes debate), but at least give the glory to GOD (as David did when Goliath fell) for the victory rather than keep it for yourselves.
Washington, Oprah, et. al. are doing little more than puffing- up their "brothers and sisters" rather than pointing them to anything greater than themselves (i.e. God)...which is why I detest movies like these so much.
Guys like Dawkins would have a much easier time promoting their positions if our "unenlightened" country were not so much more blessed and prosperous than those countries which Atheists consider to be more enlightened than we are.