Yeah... but Simon Shama's excellent book "History of the Jews" put that in the context of "horrific things that were happening to the Jews elsewhere in Europe at the same time."
Absolutely! Makes me wish I had thought of that. Maybe for one of my daughters. Which of course will be 30 years from now, but it never hurts to plan early lol
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ALL men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
It does seem unfair. Is it because he's still reportedly engaged in such behavior? If he stopped would they put him back on?
Your comrade's post is dreary and dull, yours is meaningless...
Christians are perfectly willing to believe there's a god with no proof at all...none.
I would have lied about my rape and said there was no rape if i needed to seek abortion after it occured
?Australian Kim Jong-un impersonator 'detained, questioned' on arrival in Singapore?
He belongs to the Joe My God blog clique. That's the echo chamber where you have to take the position of very specific enemies : bad = Christianity; Israel ; any police department ; Fox News (they call it Faux News) ; Texas ; Alabama ; Mississippi ; Ireland; Irish and Irish-Americans; white males ; Trump (of course) ; Roman Catholicism; Mormons, and good= Islam and Hillay Clinton. If anybody doesn't agree with it you scream "How are things in Russia??" or just "Troll!". It's just a comfort zone for the bitter.
Sperm will not grow into a baby. An egg will not grow into a baby. A fertilized egg will develop into a baby unless stalled out by mother nature or surgical intervention.
I lived in the Middle East while working on a public health campaign. Many of the "sexist" qualities we pin to traditional culture and Christianity in the US are amplified there. Women have this role, men have this role, women have to cover this, men don't have to cover that, etc. I used to think how could they stand it. Then I started talking to women I felt close to. They said two things I still carry with me 1) women becoming like men isn't progress, it's just mimicking men 2) they are valued for what they are (women, mothers, grandmothers) versus what they're not.
Where in the hell am I comparing one over the other. I am talking about mutilating a non consenting victim's body for the supersitions and unwarranted and unproven fears of a damn 'god' that no one has ever proven exists.
I worked for the powers that be for 15 years...different bosses, different places.
After Obama was in office for all of 48 days.........
Ok. I think I see what you're saying. I'm still not convinced that Mary didn't sin (I can't find anything to that effect in the Bible, and although saints have wisdom to share, their words are not scripture), but I think I understand what you're saying, and it does seem reasonable. Thank you.
You know what? I?ve been more than patient with you, asking for clarification on several occasions, just trying to be sure I wasn?t misunderstanding your intent. You, however, have come back with nothing but backpedaling, distortions, and insults, every time. I don?t think you really have anything important to say; you don?t come to these forums to learn, you just read these forums to put in your own two cents.
There are degrees of sin. A man who rapes a child, whether his own or a neighbor's, is a terrible sinner, thoroughly condemned by God.
As I have also mentioned, porn does not need pictures. Just because porn is readily available, doesn't mean the porn in the Bible stops being so.
Again: if it is a certainty scale, a low number corresponds to low certainty.
Believing something to be true just takes a believer.
It doesn't make sense to refer to certainty that way. Being certain is the state which borders the bounds of uncertainty, but we don't usually refer to lack of certainty as being strictly "uncertain". We refer to it as having some greater or lesser degree of confidence, or in terms of probability. These are quantifications, not qualifications, and can be derived to a reasonable degree of accuracy.
And a text without a context is a pretext.
1) I was talking about the two extreme viewpoints of the situation, not giving my take on one or the other in that sentence. Please re-read it.
When the emperors were Pagan, the argued that Christianity was a threat; when they were Christians, they argued that heresy, apostasy, and Paganism were threats. The Church had already begun forming its views of heresy before the emperors got in the game. The formative period for the development of the Christian idea of heresy was from 132 CE to about 170 CE, in the aftermath of the failed Bar Kochba Revolt. Quite a bit happened in these decades, including the Church's increasing demonization of Judaism (starting with Justin Martyr's "Dialogue with Trypho"), the first formal ecclesiastical trials for heresy presided over by the bishop of Rome, and the publication of Irenaeus of Lyon's "Against All Heresies," which marked the dawn of heresiology as a genre and a method.
RebelRose, how do you understand this verse?:
A Ram, Dodge, Jeep, or Chrysler. :p
Well, that meeting with the notary should be fine just as long as he does not make you lay on your back for 45 minutes.
So you are not bright enough to discern between a living, breathing human being and something that mimics a parasite with a potential. That's really sad.
Do you read what you type before yo submit?
.... and yet none of them ever learn why they get tossed out to begin with and continue on with their antics.