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11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.
12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
Originally posted by TheRedneck
reply to post by re22666
im not sure where this started or who exactly said what but it would be nice if you could just ignore christians in this country. there are so many differing religions in the US but the christians are the only ones who routinely lobby and boycott and just basically underminel, the government and the public marketplace soooo. they are kinda hard to just ignore.
This may come as a shock, but even Christians are plagued by the very thing you mention. After all, there's no cross in my front yard, so anyone going door-to-door has no idea who lives here. And I will admit it is sorta frustrating when they stop by at a bad time.
The difference is, I can take the time to look at them and say "Sorry, I'm busy". If they persist, I can say "Go away! I'm busy!" Yeah, it would be nice if they hadn't showed up at all, but take a look at what that entails.
Firstly, someone will have to decide which denominations are to be denied the right to walk up a driveway or talk to others. Now, depending on who's in office, that could extend to any group. Secondly, we have to get rid of that First Amendment thing. Since I highly doubt we can get an amendment to cover that, we would have to simply dissolve the Constitution. That means you no longer have freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom to own a gun, freedom to petition the government, etc., unless the government allows you to. Do you really want that?
Also, please remember that, even though I claim to be a Christian, there is no central group that organizes this. These are individual people that I don't even know, so when you attack me because of something someone else has done, you are wasting your time and energy and making yourself look like a fool. Why not demand your neighbor release the UFO files from the US Military? that makes about as much sense.
P.S. I really hate those guys who put flyers on my windshield in the parking lots. Can we discriminate against them too?
Edited to get my amendments right.
[edit on 19-7-2008 by TheRedneck]
Originally posted by EnlightenUp
Originally posted by re22666
here is a little challenge
1. can anyone out there, anyone at all, provide any scientific evidence that even shows there is a good chance that homosexuality is a trait and not a choice?
It seems it could be at least partially determined by genetics and partially by environment.
Personally, I like this article (just quick picks on my part).
Seeing as we're more like the other lifeforms on this planet than unlike them, I'll keep an open mind for now.
Originally posted by john-Q
So, I taught my dog this new trick the other day. When I tell him "Be the F*g". he holds 1 paw up in a very limp fashion. So what this court ruling tells me is I dont have to put him down. JK
and for all the haters.
I have many friends that are gay and they think the thing with my dog is hilarious so if you have a problem with it, your taking yourself way to seriously... IMO
Originally posted by Perplexed
So let me get this straight here.. (Pun intended) If Nazis or the KKK came to town and there was a counter protest would we see the counter protesters jailed?
Or here is a better example... Basically the ruling states... "The homosexuals are give free reign at public expense (tax Payer Funded) over the privilege of others who are supposed to have the same exact rights." Hmmm... Seems to me the Boy Scouts of America could use this ruling to disallow homos in their ranks and still have public funding for their facility needs...
Homos can't have it both ways... Or can they? Sick is what it is... When society gives more rights to a small group of degenerates over the BSOA you know we have a problem in this country and that is what this ruling says. Homos have more rights than the normal person on the street...
Originally posted by Swingarm
The outcome of your choices are varying degrees of heaven or hell.
Originally posted by Icarus Rising
I said before that I don't believe in forcing my beliefs on anyone else.