John Locke wrote: You people should be ashamed of yourselves you sound like high school bullies. You like shaming people who are poor and need help and insulting people who want to help the poor. I will be sure to laugh in your face when you get replaced by a robot and your children have no house to live. Second depression part II is coming upon America.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- Why, Mike, seems to me you can't pursue happiness if you're sick, and people who are skinny as a rail can be sick. You ought to like Mike Bloomberg, I believe he is against universal healthcare.
Again, In what way does the existence of sickness demonstrate health is a human right?
Bloomberg is a liberal who hasn't had the courage to debate other the other liberals, who aren't afraid to debate each other. When he was a Republican, he was a New York Republican, which downstate is no Republican at all. He's trying to buy the presidency. There is nothing to like about him, and I hope he flops so bad he'll never recover. Do you really want Nebraska to be like New York City?
QC, crimes motivated by hate do exist, but the State can only pretend it knows when a crime is motivated by it. We should never be ok with that, for it will be used against the innocent. In some cases, it already is. Selective prosecution on the basis of thought is scary and unlawful, whether legal or not.
One doesn't have to hate a bank in order to rob it. A soldier doesn't have to personally hate an enemy soldier to shoot him. A State has no authority to prosecute a crime on the basis of the feelings of the criminal, but on the criminal act itself, it does. Abortion is murder, and should be treated as such. The mother hates being pregnant, but does not hate the baby, for in her mind it isn't human to start with. "Hate crime" is a political construct, not a moral one.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Yes, Carl, America has its share of guilt. excerpt from, "Explaining the numbers behind the rise in reported hate crimes" It probably would be even better if the Indiana attorney general did pay more attention to the living, while they are still aliveā
No matter how many times you hear it, there's no such thing as hate crime. How a bad guy feels or what he is thinking while committing a crime cannot be known. At best, hate crime is a more self-justifying way of saying thought crime.
John UK wrote: Doc, I am not saying it is an easy one to answer, but I have to ask, If God loves the whole world, why does Jesus limit his intercessory prayers? John 17:9 KJV (9)Ā I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. ---
John, a minor observation. In John 17:9, this particular prayer at that moment in time is for the eleven. John 17:12 is fair evidence. It isn't until 17:20 that Jesus prays for others, those being the ones who would believe in him through hearing the word brought to them by the ones he was praying for in v9.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- If Franklin Graham is going to be a moralist, why doesn't he come out as stridently against adultery, greed, and lying? Doesn't bring in the big bucks?
So it's strident to say marriage is between a man and a woman? Nice try, but where are the adulterers, the greedy, and the liars trying to keep him from speaking publicly? Deception is not your strong point, Jim.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- Apparently the men, and the Oklahoma Legislature pass a lot of foolish bills. I don't see where they ever address the problem. Well, unless they improve Medicaid Have they accounted for the expenses of giving birth? They do have to make giving birth affordable for poor women, for example.
How does being poor prevent women from knowing how not to get pregnant?
Jim Lincoln wrote: To make it perfectly plain, Mike, any candidate that hasn't been impeach is better than one that has been. If I were a die-hard Republican - - which I'm not - - I would have to vote for Mr. Weld.
It's good to know you would never vote for Bill Clinton again. If I were a Republican, my conscience wouldn't let me vote for Weld.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Bloomberg will surprise you all yet We're also helping that former governor Weld get more votes, I bet his one vote in Iowa Shook up Mr. Trump The sky is falling, the sky is fallingš³ https://tinyurl.com/kjgdtsx ("Heal Their Land": Evangelical Political Theology From the Great Awakening to the Moral Majority) š
You probably think what you posted here has something to do with something.
Dr. Tim wrote: --- And how did the Jews to whom Stephen preached always resist the Holy Ghost? Something thatās irresistible cannot be resisted. If itās resisted, it isnāt irresistible. There is no such animal as āirresistible grace.ā You have to eliminate or twist way too much scripture to make any sense out of that.
Remember some feel the words of the US Constitution are pliable, and therefore form a "living document" more suitable for wanting it to say what it doesn't say. In a similar way... . Well, you know.