Jt6gR3hM said...But is it the contemporary reason it "is" a season of celebration? After all it is so 10,000 BC ... Civilization has been there, done that, got the shirt and out grew it already
You are correct, Jt6. The contemporary reason for the season is all about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Neither the solstice nor the remembrance of the birth of our Savior have much to do with it.
nucanuck said...Enough itchy fingered gun owners may be the solution to unemployment. Reduce the population enough and we will have full employment.
I presume that you meant this tongue-in-cheek, but there is a measure of truth to it. There is a relevant line in Hunger Games - Catching Fire, "remember who the enemy is!" When the rebellion comes, we will be fighting each other and both sides in the conflict will be serving the interest of our shared enemy.
Conservative - Scripture has much more to say about social justice than it does about homosexuality. Please explain why conservative Christians oppose social justice with as much vigor as they oppose gay marriage.
fairmon said...I don't consider wanting to keep as much as others with the same income greedy at all. I don't consider objecting to having more confiscated and redistributed than others with the same income as greedy at all.
Yet, you would suggest that gay couples who object to having more confiscated and redistributed than others with the same income are greedy. Something in your logic does not compute.
nucanuck said...Is a ratio of 97 to 3 divided or just fringe noise?
...and the 3 pretty much funded by the petroleum industry.
Maximus said...School you loser, anti-Christian, pagan, liberals in a month or so. God bless!
AndrewLohr said...A deep problem with equalizing money by force is that it requires non-equal Equalizers.
BINGO! Perhaps for the first time Andrew actually understands one of Clay's cartoons and agrees with it!
JonRoss said...You lefty obastards...
JonRoss - is this how you set an example of Christian charity and tolerance?
conservative said...I do thank you for not even attempting to refute anything I wrote to you yesterday.
You are assuming that most of what you wrote yesterday was worth reading. I do not share that assumption and I din't read most of it.
I am not sure what you mean by "Scripture is very clear about the distinction between sin, which God hates and sinners, whom God loves" because one cannot separate sin from the sinner. Sin is not an inanimate object like a rock with no awareness of God and his requirements.
conservative said...I constantly marvel at your intransigence in refusing to believe the word of God on the sin of homosexuality...
I am not sure what you mean by "Scripture is very clear about the distinction between sin, which God hates and sinners, whom God loves" because one cannot separate sin from the sinner.
The operative word is GRACE.
You insist on taking that one passage in Romans 2 regarding homosexuality out of context. I read Romans 1 - 3 as a unit. The list of sins in those chapters, although probably not complete, is pretty comprehensive. It is sufficient to condemn everyone - you included. But, the story doesn't end with God's hatred for sins. The list of sins is bookended with two promises - the passages that I posted above. God judges us on the basis of the promises (His love for sinners), not on the basis of our sins.
You keep insisting that God hates homosexuals because God hates homosexuality. If that is the way that you want God to judge the homosexual, that might well be the way that you will also be judged. If God's grace is not sufficient for the homosexual, it probably is not sufficient for you either.
Instead of putting your confidence in your own ability to know the mind of God and, acting on His behalf, to judge others, put your trust in the promise.
conservative said...I am delighted that you chose to quote Romans Chapter 2 for it most surely condemns homosexuality.
So what? Scripture is very clear about the distinction between sin, which God hates and sinners, whom God loves. Romans chapter 2 is bracketed by words of promise. If, in your judgement, those words of promise are not for the homosexual, you are also judging that you aren't worthy of the promise, either.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew ffirst and also to gthe Greek. For in it hthe righteousness of God is revealed ifrom faith for faith,as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for fall have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
conservative said...EVERY practicing homosexual will spend eternity in hell...
Conservative - even if your rigid and unloving interpretation of Scripture, it is not your place to judge.
Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.