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  • Roman Catholicism: The One True Church?

    05/22/2015 10:57:31 AM PDT · 430 of 430
    aMorePerfectUnion to BipolarBob

    Great creative expression BB!

  • Loretta Lynch: US Will Be ‘Less Safe’ If Congress Doesn’t Reauthorize Patriot Act

    05/22/2015 10:36:24 AM PDT · 24 of 28
    aMorePerfectUnion to precisionshootist

    ““My biggest fear … is that we will lose important eyes on people who have made it clear … that their mission is to harm American people here and abroad,” Lynch said “

    Really?

    Perhaps this should be corrected for reality...

    ““My biggest fear … is that we have to get a legal warrant - in an actual court - appearing in front of a real judge,” Lynch said “

  • ProLife

    05/21/2015 8:37:41 PM PDT · 8 of 8
    aMorePerfectUnion to Arlene66

    Welcome to FreeRepublic Arlene!

  • VATICAN BIG GOES HARD AGAINST U.S. TEA PARTY CLIMATE SKEPTICS

    05/21/2015 6:59:31 PM PDT · 187 of 202
    aMorePerfectUnion to St_Thomas_Aquinas
    “If he won’t listen to the church, treat him as a pagan or tax collector” —Jesus

    FLAGGED: Repetitive out-of-context quote that distorts the meaning of Jesus' words.

  • Does Rubio have a spending problem?

    05/21/2015 6:55:33 PM PDT · 25 of 25
    aMorePerfectUnion to Second Amendment First

    If he did this because he no longer wanted his money tainted by the governments. If he no longer wanted to invest for the government. If he wanted to invest without the limitations of being a serf...

    Fine.

  • Dependence on Government

    05/21/2015 6:46:03 PM PDT · 5 of 30
    aMorePerfectUnion to MosesKnows
    “In the end more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but to society give to them, when the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free.”

    - Edward Gibbon

  • Roman Catholicism: The One True Church?

    05/21/2015 6:06:25 PM PDT · 416 of 430
    aMorePerfectUnion to CommerceComet; Steelfish
    "Once again we are treated to an outstanding example of shallow Bible Christianity...This superficial thinking that comes from an absence of serious theological study is evident...Are we here in kindergarten logic? This is the kind of foolish reasoning that would get one kicked out of class in elementary introduction to either logic or theology...Over and over again, what we keep getting here is sophomoric interpretations on a cascade of scriptural citations let loose by followers of a heresy without any of the coherence of the great theologians...Challenging Bible Christians to the soaring heights of theological discourse is perhaps not fair. But surely it must come as a surprise when they cannot even assimilate the scholarly work of their own leading Protestant scholars...Maybe Elise, metmom etc all need to spend some serious study time before embarrassing themselves with the commentary they offer."

    "For a post which accuses others of lacking substance, the above is a whole lot of nothing. Simply insulting people is not "the deep end of the pool." You claim the logic isn't up to the level of an introductory course. Ironic (or hypocritical, if you prefer) given your post is a textbook example of ad hominem arguments, in particular, guilt by association. "

    The "shallow end of the pool" appears to be occupied by someone posting empty slogans and unsupported claims...

  • Woman Hospitalized After Being Stung More Than 200 Times in "Killer Bee" Attack in Lake Elsinore

    05/21/2015 6:01:24 PM PDT · 14 of 22
    aMorePerfectUnion to nickcarraway

    “How come the woman got stung so badly and not the friend?”

    “white privilege”?

  • Why Are So Many Republicans With No Chance Running for President? (Thinks only 3 are contenders)

    05/21/2015 6:00:11 PM PDT · 19 of 50
    aMorePerfectUnion to 2ndDivisionVet

    Running for President isn’t about winning the Presidency.

    It is about raising your profile as a leader - go consolidate power, prestige, speaking fees, opportunities from lobbyists, etc.

    ... which is of course what politics is about from their point of view.

    Heck Trump announces he is considering running every time.

  • Sen. Paul Calls for "Open Rebellion" Against NSA Spy Program

    05/21/2015 2:28:54 PM PDT · 20 of 33
    aMorePerfectUnion to Marcella

    “No, a waste of their time. Also, don’t assume those professionals working there are supportive of Obama. They are looking for terrorists wanting to kill us. I don’t include them among his political hit groups, such as Homeland Security and the IRS.”

    I suspect it is not a waste of their time across the full spectrum of all employees and contractors. Without collecting all, they cannot know.

  • Sen. Paul Calls for "Open Rebellion" Against NSA Spy Program

    05/21/2015 2:27:54 PM PDT · 19 of 33
    aMorePerfectUnion to conservativejoy

    ” So, I’ll ask again, does Anybody know Anyone who has been targeted by an intelligence agency operating under the Patriot Act? If so, what triggered it and what was the outcome?”

    I suspect it isn’t able to be determined - regardless of whether it is a good question or not.

    The better question in my view is whether the Patriot Act violates due process an other rights of the Constitution and is therefore illegal. I consider it so, whether they ever used it in the way you ask or not.

  • Sen. Paul Calls for "Open Rebellion" Against NSA Spy Program

    05/21/2015 2:07:42 PM PDT · 16 of 33
    aMorePerfectUnion to conservativejoy

    “Do you personally know anyone who has been charged with a crime from information gathered under the Patriot Act? If so, did they commit a crime?”

    Wrong question...

    ” The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”

    Today, you do not even know what is in the tens of thousands of pages of laws. As soon as you are deemed an enemy of those in power, your collected history can be searched to find out just how you have violated the laws - stretching back decades.

  • Sen. Paul Calls for "Open Rebellion" Against NSA Spy Program

    05/21/2015 2:03:48 PM PDT · 15 of 33
    aMorePerfectUnion to Marcella

    “I’m pretty sure phone calls, email, internet action taken in this house isn’t studied/targeted since a family member works there looking for terrorists.”

    Have you ever considered that this may make your information more likely to be prioritized?

    After several whistle-blowers from within, I suspect this is the case.

    Of course, for all their efforts violating the Constitution, they didn’t even head off the attack on their own headquarters earlier this year...

  • Scott Walker Will Keynote Philly GOP Conference

    05/21/2015 1:18:47 PM PDT · 8 of 12
    aMorePerfectUnion to ASA Vet

    “Scott Kevin Walker is a NATURAL BORN RINO”

  • Scott Walker Will Keynote Philly GOP Conference

    05/21/2015 1:18:22 PM PDT · 7 of 12
    aMorePerfectUnion to Cincinatus' Wife

    He’d better watch exactly how much of his annual income they tax in Filthadelphia as he “works there”.

  • Boy Scouts’ President Calls for End to Ban on Gay Leaders

    05/21/2015 1:17:10 PM PDT · 81 of 142
    aMorePerfectUnion to pieceofthepuzzle

    “Sex, hetero or otherwise should not be a topic that has anything to do with scouting. If someone, anyone, of any orientation makes their sex life and/or orientation a public issue, and that’s important to them, then stay away from scouting. It’s not about that.”

    Agreed. Until that happens, they are on their own when they sell things to support the official gay scouting programs. I can’t in good conscience support them and be a Christian.

  • Sen. Paul Calls for "Open Rebellion" Against NSA Spy Program

    05/21/2015 1:15:48 PM PDT · 6 of 33
    aMorePerfectUnion to conservativejoy

    “Do Americans truly believe that the agencies tasked with the huge job of preventing another terrorist attack on this country really spend their time siftng through the average citizen’s emails and phone calls? I’d be glad to give them mine if they need something for insomnia.”

    You are a fool. They collect it all. They will use it against you as soon as they want to. Any comment you made, any site you visited any number you called over decades will be available for them to infer charges against you and make a one-sided case against you. It will be used anytime you are deemed an enemy of the state to fabricate a case for your crimes.

    “Seriously, I think we are in more danger from hackers than intelligence gathering agencies.”

    Intelligence agencies are now the most egregious hackers. Are you reading and paying attention?

    Do you have curtains in your home? Why? Do you have something to hide?

    Any violation of being secure in our persons and property is a strike against our Constitution.

  • Boy Scouts’ President Calls for End to Ban on Gay Leaders

    05/21/2015 12:31:06 PM PDT · 73 of 142
    aMorePerfectUnion to reaganaut1

    It’s why I tell scouts at my door I won’t buy their popcorn. Their organization is corrupt. They do not understand.

  • What If We Didn't Have a Constitution?

    05/21/2015 12:30:02 PM PDT · 25 of 43
    aMorePerfectUnion to Kaslin

    What makes anyone think we still have The Constitution???

  • Roman Catholicism: The One True Church?

    05/21/2015 7:34:40 AM PDT · 391 of 430
    aMorePerfectUnion to MHGinTN

    Placemarker

  • Don't mess with Michelle! First Lady stars in new KICKBOXING video ...

    05/20/2015 6:43:50 AM PDT · 32 of 45
    aMorePerfectUnion to Zakeet

    “You’re never as good as your highlight reel...”

  • What Will Happen to Truck Stop Towns When Driverless Truck Technology Expands?

    05/19/2015 8:59:24 PM PDT · 42 of 65
    aMorePerfectUnion to 2ndDivisionVet

    Shaping up just fine!

    Robots will do all the work and government will print money out of nothing to give us all a basic salary as a human right.

    What could possibly go wrong?

  • Google Maps hit with White House racial slur vandalism

    05/19/2015 7:31:38 PM PDT · 26 of 37
    aMorePerfectUnion to LonePalm

    “Sounds like a classic false flag operation. “

    +1

  • Catholic Word of the Day: PARTIAL INDULGENCE, 05-18-15

    05/19/2015 7:29:15 PM PDT · 42 of 42
    aMorePerfectUnion to smvoice

    “I know. eloquence is not my forte’:)”

    “You’ve done fine, good and faithful servant.”

  • Catholic Word of the Day: PARTIAL INDULGENCE, 05-18-15

    05/19/2015 7:21:35 PM PDT · 40 of 42
    aMorePerfectUnion to smvoice

    “And I suffer His rejection. Does this make sense?”

    Yes, though I might phrase it differently.

  • Catholic Word of the Day: PARTIAL INDULGENCE, 05-18-15

    05/19/2015 7:07:18 PM PDT · 38 of 42
    aMorePerfectUnion to smvoice

    No, I mean your explanation gave not Scriptural basis to discuss. There was nothing else to say about it. I do understand exactly what you are writing.

  • Saving The Sweetest Watermelon The South Has Ever Known

    05/19/2015 7:00:19 PM PDT · 4 of 36
    aMorePerfectUnion to Theoria

    Great story and wonderful people. Thanks for posting.

  • Saving The Sweetest Watermelon The South Has Ever Known

    05/19/2015 6:56:48 PM PDT · 2 of 36
    aMorePerfectUnion to Theoria

    “Aboard the prison ship, the Scottish captain gave Lawson a wedge of watermelon that was so succulent, he saved every seed. When he got home to Georgia, Lawson planted the seeds”

    Ah... a Yankee watermelon!

  • Catholic Word of the Day: PARTIAL INDULGENCE, 05-18-15

    05/19/2015 6:55:12 PM PDT · 36 of 42
    aMorePerfectUnion to smvoice

    Interesting explanation not rooted in any Scripture.

  • Catholic Word of the Day: PARTIAL INDULGENCE, 05-18-15

    05/19/2015 6:10:18 PM PDT · 33 of 42
    aMorePerfectUnion to Grateful2God

    “Actually, tradition is very important to Biblical Christianity.”

    “That’s interesting to read. Honestly, the fact that the Church honors sacred tradition has very often been criticized in forum. Also, the Church Fathers have been used against us as a contradiction.”

    Protestants also have tradition and it is cherished. It is not, however equal to or higher than what God has said and inspired. All tradition and doctrine is judged by the highest authority - God’s Word - which is the meaning of Sola Scriptura. If it is not rooted there, it is not a doctrine that is Christian.

    Frankly, anyone or group that makes anything other than what God has inspired be equal or higher in authority, deserves to be corrected. Protestant or other denomination.

    The Fathers are contradictory. Historically, they are useful, but not authoritative. They have value. The quote I shared above is fantastic and wise.

    “Tell me, what do you think of Paul’s verse from Colossians? What are the essentials you speak of? Thanks!”

    Different topic about suffering...

    I’m too beat after driving so far today to give you anything original. Here is a snippet from Dr. Thomas Constable, one of my former seminary professors and a fantastic teacher of the Bible. Man did he make me work!

    Paul’s sufferings 1:24

    This verse is “. . . probably the most controversial in the letter.”76

    It might have seemed ironical that Paul was in prison, in view of what he had just said about the success of the gospel. Therefore he quickly explained that his afflictions were part of God’s plan, and he rejoiced in them. Paul could rejoice because he knew his imprisonment would benefit his readers through his ministry to them in this letter if in no other way. Furthermore he regarded his sufferings as what any servant of Christ could expect in view of the world’s treatment of his Master.

    “. . . the word thlipseon (AV [NASB and NIV], ‘afflictions’) is never used in the New Testament of the atoning sufferings of Christ. We, therefore, must reject any conception of a treasury of merit, such as Roman Catholics allow, composed of Christ’s sufferings plus the sufferings of the saints and dispensed as indulgences.

    “If we also dismiss the interpretations which understand Paul to be referring to sufferings demanded by Christ or suffered for His sake (the natural sense of the genative is opposed to this), we are still left with several alternatives.”77

    One view is that the phrase “Christ’s afflictions” refers to the quota of sufferings the church must undergo corporately before the end of the age (cf. Matt. 24:6; Heb. 11:40; Rev. 6:11).78 However this idea is foreign to the context that stresses the contribution Paul’s sufferings made to the Colossian’s welfare. Paul’s point was not that his sufferings relieved the Colossians of their share of sufferings for Christ (cf. 1:28–29; 2:1–2).

    A second view is that Paul was saying his sufferings were similar to Christ’s. Both he and Christ suffered for believers, Christ on the cross and Paul presently.79 Yet Paul wrote here of Christ’s sufferings. They were His own.

    A third view is that the sufferings of Christ to which Paul referred are those sacrificial works the Lord left for believers to perform.80 As Christ suffered during His ministry, so Christians suffer during our ministries. However if this is what Paul meant, why did he speak of them as Christ’s afflictions? This view, as the preceding two views, expresses a Scriptural revelation, but that revelation does not seem to be Paul’s point here.

    A fourth view, the one I prefer, regards the afflictions of Christ as Christ’s actual sufferings now, not on the cross but in and through Paul whom He indwelt (cf 2 Cor. 11:23–28).81 When believers suffer, Christ also suffers because He indwells us (cf. Acts 9:4).

    “It is no wonder, then, that Paul rejoiced in his sufferings. Seen in the light of his union with Christ, they were transfigured and made an occasion for fellowship with Him, as well as a benefit to the body, the church.”82

    Constable, T. (2003). Tom Constable’s Expository Notes on the Bible (Col 1:23–24).

  • Roman Catholicism: The One True Church?

    05/19/2015 6:00:53 PM PDT · 208 of 430
    aMorePerfectUnion to Arthur McGowan

    “Catholics do not worship Mary.”

    No, but many idolize her.

  • Hope for the Church: Making Disciples Out of Cultural Catholics

    05/19/2015 5:45:21 PM PDT · 23 of 27
    aMorePerfectUnion to NYer

    “What the study did not point out, but we know from experience to be the case, is that only approximately 12% of those 51 million Catholics attend mass regularly on Sundays.”

    The 88% of Catholics that are not involved are a field to be evangelized.

    “Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.”

    - Jesus Christ

  • Faulty Takata air bags trigger largest auto recall in US history

    05/19/2015 5:30:02 PM PDT · 10 of 16
    aMorePerfectUnion to Leaning Right

    "You called?"

  • Boy Scouts of America bans water gun fights; ‘pointing a firearm’ is not kind [& water balloons]

    05/19/2015 1:55:10 PM PDT · 88 of 165
    aMorePerfectUnion to grundle

    FemBoy Scouts!

  • Catholic Word of the Day: PARTIAL INDULGENCE, 05-18-15

    05/19/2015 1:37:08 PM PDT · 31 of 42
    aMorePerfectUnion to Grateful2God

    “I figured that was the verse you kept pressing for. If we don’t agree on that, then we cannot agree on Purgatory. That is not part of your Sacred Scripture. It is a part of mine and that of the Catholic Church.”

    I wondered if there was any verse outside the Apocrypha that you believe teaches this doctrine. I know of none. I take it from that statement that you know of none.

    “The Reformers came along, and went sola scriptura, and threw out the tradition, interpretation, and part of the Scripture of the Roman Catholic Church. “

    Actually, tradition is very important to Biblical Christianity. It doesn’t outrank the authority of God-Inspired Scripture.

    “Why then, did they not band together, and become one church?”

    All Christian local churches are united around the core truths.

    “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity
    Augustine of Hippo

    “Does one Protestant church conform to the interpretations of the others?”

    Only on essentials.

    “Are they united amongst themselves, other than in disagreement with Catholicism?”

    Sure, on essentials.

    “Which, then, carries the correct interpretation of Scripture, among those reformed churches? How do you reconcile the differences in their ideas and interpretations?”

    Vast portions of Scripture can be interpreted in more than one way. Fortunately, these are not the essentials of salvation, Christian maturity nor the nature and Character of God.

    Typically, if a church wanders from the Scriptures, they pervert truth and remaining churches no longer associate with them. They tend to die eventually, as you would expect.

  • Analyst's Prediction: Microsoft Windows 10 To Be On 410 Million PCs Within 18 Months

    05/19/2015 10:37:24 AM PDT · 9 of 28
    aMorePerfectUnion to SeekAndFind

    “Analyst’s Prediction: Microsoft Windows 10 To Be On 410 Million PCs Within 18 Months”

    Follow up prediction:

    “Security Firm’s Prediction: Viruses To Be On 410 Million PCs Within 18 Months”

  • America's biggest ranch, larger than New York City, goes on sale for $713 million in Texas

    05/19/2015 10:36:08 AM PDT · 14 of 52
    aMorePerfectUnion to dennisw

    “$714million, or £460 million”

    Oh, I’d pick £460 million and same a fortune!!!

    [whoa boy, just kidding]

  • Republicans clash over NSA surveillance powers - [Walker supports program as is]

    05/19/2015 8:25:47 AM PDT · 12 of 23
    aMorePerfectUnion to SoConPubbie

    Walker is dead to me.

  • Catholic Word of the Day: PARTIAL INDULGENCE, 05-18-15

    05/19/2015 8:22:42 AM PDT · 27 of 42
    aMorePerfectUnion to Grateful2God

    “(2:Macc.12:46): “It is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins.”

    “Those in Heaven have no need for prayer; those in hell are beyond hope.”

    We agree here, based on Scripture.

    “Thus there must be a place for the dead where sins are expiated.”

    This could only be true if Christ’s death did not cover all sins. If it did not, you do not have a Savior.

    This is in opposition to the teaching of the rest of Scripture, which states that Christ is the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world and teaches from cover to cover that righteousness only ever comes through Him.

    “Catholics maintained the Apocrypha, while the Reformers discarded it. The baby got thrown out with the bathwater, just so Purgatory could be eliminated.”

    I believe you have that backwards historically. The Apocrypha, which was questioned throughout the ages was rejected during the Reformation because it conflicted with the teaching of accepted Scripture and contained errors. Consequently, there was nothing in Scripture that teaches any power to deal with sins other than Christ alone and purgatory was seen as a false doctrine.

    Do you have no verse outside the Apocrypha that would teach so important an idea, if true (and it is not)?

    .................

    Hebrews 9:6 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

    27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

    28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

  • Catholic Word of the Day: PARTIAL INDULGENCE, 05-18-15

    05/18/2015 5:07:40 PM PDT · 19 of 42
    aMorePerfectUnion to Salvation

    Salvation
    Obviously, you know so much about the background just from accumulating all the links. I don’t want to know everything.

    I just want to know which particular passage of Scripture stands out to you as the clearest teaching about indulgences?

    Do you not have any passage that you base your belief upon? Knowing you the little I do, I was sure you had thought this through.

  • Catholic Word of the Day: PARTIAL INDULGENCE, 05-18-15

    05/18/2015 3:41:46 PM PDT · 17 of 42
    aMorePerfectUnion to Salvation

    No - I’m betting you have deep convictions from scripture that this is true and can point to at least one clear verse that teaches this. Which verse speaks the clearest to you?

  • Catholic Word of the Day: PARTIAL INDULGENCE, 05-18-15

    05/18/2015 3:13:35 PM PDT · 15 of 42
    aMorePerfectUnion to Salvation

    Salvation,
    Is there not a single verse that you believe teaches indulgences - either small or large?

  • Catholic Word of the Day: PARTIAL INDULGENCE, 05-18-15

    05/18/2015 12:57:00 PM PDT · 11 of 42
    aMorePerfectUnion to Salvation

    Not even a single verse?

  • Catholic Word of the Day: PARTIAL INDULGENCE, 05-18-15

    05/18/2015 9:16:00 AM PDT · 3 of 42
    aMorePerfectUnion to Salvation

    I’d love to see your evidence to demonstrate that such a thing as an indulgence is really a God thing and not just a pagan thing.

    Do you have any thing to show it is a God thing?

    For this question, we are accepting evidence of partial indulgences and Full Monty Indulgences.

  • The True Church and the Bible

    05/18/2015 8:22:51 AM PDT · 175 of 224
    aMorePerfectUnion to verga
    "You have tried to pass off a biased source as a valid source"

    No, this is a false statement, whether intentional or not.

    I posted a source that flags important issues that any objective person must analyze when judging the validity of Ignatius.

    I also acknowledge that the author has some problems and I do not share all his beliefs.

    To sort out those two different issues requires thought. Some can some can't. That is understandable. That some can but won't is a tragedy.

    "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function."

    F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Crack-Up" (1936)

  • The True Church and the Bible

    05/18/2015 7:49:31 AM PDT · 167 of 224
    aMorePerfectUnion to verga

    “Honestly, which source is less biased; Schaff or the Encyclopedia Britannica?”

    This question is a “Category” mistake of logic.

    “A category mistake, or category error, is a semantic or ontological error in which things belonging to a particular category are presented as if they belong to a different category” (wiki).

    Both items are biased because both are written by people who bring their own biases, educational prejudices, emotional experience filters and presuppositions into their feeling, thinking and writing.

    Their biases are *likely* different. Unless you know their backgrounds, emotional experiences, presuppositions, etc., you will not understand how they differ.

    This is why regardless of source, the task is to analyze the evidence and not simply react. It is a lifelong task. It is worthy of effort.

  • The True Church and the Bible

    05/17/2015 7:34:29 PM PDT · 134 of 224
    aMorePerfectUnion to verga

    “The fact is that I chose to suggest the EB since it is a secular source and does not have an axe to grind for or against either Shaff or the Catholic Church.”

    The EB has its own biases and presuppositions. As I pointed out, there are not sources that do not have their own issues that color how they interpret and weigh history.

    “That is what is called unbiased.”

    You are incorrect... or naive.

    “And after reading what others have said about your source I am completely justified.”

    You may consider yourself whatever you wish. I only wish for you that you would allow yourself to think, instead of react.

    In the meantime, I will continue my search for a *single* Catholic who can and will allow themselves to think. Who won’t wet themselves when asked to use their mind beyond repeating slogans. I used to have a Catholic friend here who would do so extraordinarily well. We regularly prayed for each other. Unfortunately, he died. At the time, I didn’t understand how rare that would be.

    I have a relative by marriage who teaches at a Catholic Seminary. When we first met and I asked him what he did, he said, “I teach at a Catholic Seminary and I’m a Catholic Intellectual - something of an oxymoron.” I now understand what he meant.

  • The True Church and the Bible

    05/17/2015 6:22:04 PM PDT · 132 of 224
    aMorePerfectUnion to newberger

    “Philip Schaff (January 1, 1819 – October 20, 1893)”

    Thanks for taking time to note the date. I did correct it in a later post.

  • The True Church and the Bible

    05/17/2015 6:21:04 PM PDT · 131 of 224
    aMorePerfectUnion to verga; Springfield Reformer; Godzilla

    “A protestant theologian with an axe to grind is hardly unbiased. Post from a LEGITIMATE secular source like the Encyclopedia Britannica, then get back to us.”

    Do you really think ANY source is unbiased?
    Without presuppositions?
    Without closely held convictions.

    Do you really think there is no value in seeing the other side of the argument from someone or group that is absolutely biased in the opposite direction of your own?

    If so, I feel deeply for the loss of a mind that is stagnant and is closed to actual thought.

    Verga, you claim to hold multiple masters degrees. Is your education only applicable to evaluating or analyzing approved Catholic sources? If so, it wasn’t worth the time you spent.

    Thinking is apparently a lost art on the other side of the Tiber. And this from a group that used to have absolutely fantastic thinkers.

    I seem to have the ability to read Catholic sources and evaluate them in the light of Scripture and history, but when I post a non-Catholic source, there’s a lot of bed-wetting because it is “biased.”

    cc: SR and GZ - I’m pinging you because I know the depth of thought you bring to every topic you touch and the depth of your educations. I’ve seen it on thread after thread. You might like to see how little of that is happening around here anymore.

  • The True Church and the Bible

    05/17/2015 4:52:43 PM PDT · 123 of 224
    aMorePerfectUnion to NKP_Vet

    “Established 33 AD
    Founder: Jesus of Nazareth”

    You post slogans so well!