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  • Always Praying

    09/28/2016 1:15:00 AM PDT · 57 of 65
    chuckles to boatbums

    Yes, God heals in His time. The healing at the pool had a purpose for teaching. The blind man was healed for the Glory of God. Not many miracles in Jesus’ home town due to unbelief though.

  • Always Praying

    09/28/2016 1:11:17 AM PDT · 56 of 65
    chuckles to ealgeone
    ..."Three times God told him no."...

    It wasn't God's will to heal him and He told him so.

  • Always Praying

    09/27/2016 7:29:47 PM PDT · 48 of 65
    chuckles to ealgeone
    I would say, "Sorry for your loss".

    You made your question generic. Not every prayer is equal. There are people that never go to church, have sin in their life,and certainly aren't baptized in the Spirit, asked to pray for people daily. James 5:14-15 says they will be raised up. Does it say "some of them will be raised up"? Psm 103:3 says ALL diseases, not some of them. There are literally dozens of verses that say the same thing. It also speaks of forgiven sins. You won't find a verse that talks of healing not connected with sin. To God it's the same. If you believe your sins are forgiven, why can't you believe your disease is healed? Many times when prayer isn't answered as you ask, there may be a problem with sin, faith, or even salvation. many ask amis, Do you believe many think they are saved that aren't? Jesus told some that cast out demons and prophesied that He didn't know them. When you pray and are thinking in the back of your mind, "What if they don't get healed?", you may have a faith problem. You can't please God without faith.

    Someone mentioned Job earlier. People forget why God lifted the hedge he had around Job to allow Satan to ravage him. If you go to the end of the book, you find that Job had a pride problem. He left God out of the equation and decided he was good. he paid his tithe, lived out the Word of God, was pious in his walk, but in the end, God asked where was he when God set the boundaries of the land and oceans, ect.

  • Always Praying

    09/27/2016 2:51:58 PM PDT · 19 of 65
    chuckles to Mark17
    What you will find is someone who never has an answered prayer will leave the faith and never examine why they aren't answered. Mine are answered and answered quickly and frequently. The testimony that brought me to Jesus was my wife's prayer for her mother to be healed of Aplastic Anemia, a terminal condition. She was in a group of 18 people for an experimental treatment. All died except for her and she stopped the experiments to cause death. My wife heard from God to pray for her specific need and she heard immediately what to pray for. God told her to ask for one stem of bone marrow from Jesus. She prayed and one hour later she was healed and left the hospital 3 days later and never went back. I've prayed and anointed a Baptist minister's wife for pancreatitis, and she is now healed. I have literally thousands of answered prayer from the smallest things to healing terminal diseases, checks in the mail, jobs and raises, selling homes, and every aspect of normal life, and you say I shouldn't count on getting anything? Doy you pray in expectation? Do you pray in faith?

    If you pray for $100 to pay a bill and you have $1000 in the bank, that's not faith. If you have $1000 in the bank and need $50k, that's faith. You guys think that's unreasonable. I wouldn't have a job, house, children, and be dead of cancer, if I thought that way.

  • Always Praying

    09/27/2016 1:11:53 PM PDT · 10 of 65
    chuckles to 353FMG
    I don't want to seem flippant or mean, but if you pray and you never get an answer, you're doing it wrong. You must be a child of God to get the promises He made. You have an inheritance and He wants you to have it. Faith is the currency of heaven. You cannot please God without faith.

    I'm not trying to be judgmental, but if what you say is true, I would go back to the very start and start again. Dedicate your life to Jesus and even get baptized again if need be. You must see a change in your life because you love Him. It cannot be "mustered up". The gifts of God are supernatural. If you aren't living a supernatural life, you can't be living a life of faith.

  • Shocking claim – DC Call Girl Says Bill Clinton Gave Her AIDS, Believes Hillary Has it As Well

    09/27/2016 12:48:48 PM PDT · 41 of 148
    chuckles to Strac6

    Chelsea comes from Webb Hubbell.

  • C-3PO Crashes a Pentecostal Revival

    09/23/2016 4:29:36 PM PDT · 30 of 34
    chuckles to metmom
    Well, if you are unteachable, I guess I'll dust of my sandals an move on. I thought we were having a conversation here. I guess I was wrong. Go to your church at Sardis and have a good time. If you don't want what God has for you, I guess that's it.

    Luke 13:24-28.

  • Is Mary not a Virgin? The German Bishops’ New Bible Translation Leaves it... Unclear

    09/23/2016 3:41:27 PM PDT · 151 of 358
    chuckles to TBP
    ...."The Greek texts from which everyone works are translations"....

    The way I understand it was the 70 scholars were gathered together with the Hebrew texts and the Jews spoke with the translators to pick the most descriptive Greek word that matched what the Hebrew said. Scribes and Pharisee's had studied the Scriptures for thousands of years to set the meaning of what was given. They would describe what they believed the phrases said and chose the Greek that best described it. In my studies, I use several sources to decide what is true. For instance, Nimrod was said to be a good hunter, but what seems to be lost to Christians that Jews believe is that he was a hunter of men, not animals. Reading a Jewish study Bible differs in many instances of what the generic Christian is taught. The Scriptures are perfect, but the translations is where we find differences. If we just want to read a Bible, many will get the meaning across to the reader, but to STUDY the Bible, we need to get as close to the original as possible. The vast majority don't spend our lives studying Hebrew and Greek with Aramaic thrown in. Some trust has to be formed along the way.

  • Is Mary not a Virgin? The German Bishops’ New Bible Translation Leaves it... Unclear

    09/23/2016 1:33:41 AM PDT · 27 of 358
    chuckles to boatbums
    No, there are English translations. (LOL here.)

    I have the ISBN 978-0-19-528975-6

    A New English Translation of the Septuagint.

    29.99 at

  • Is Mary not a Virgin? The German Bishops’ New Bible Translation Leaves it... Unclear

    09/22/2016 9:06:29 PM PDT · 14 of 358
    chuckles to marshmallow
    Bunch of eggheads trying to argue the angels on the head of a pin again. The Septuagint is clear its a virgin and the Strong's for the KJV says virgin. Jesus fulfilled every prophesy including this one. The Septuagint was what the Apostles read at the time of Jesus, for the most part. There are mentions of the Book of Enoch in Jude, and other books that we don't read today but they had access to.

    I discovered the Septuagint a few years ago and find it even more informative than the KJV. The Greeks were more descriptive than Hebrew and the meaning was decided on by Jews and the proper Greek was chosen. If you are into prophesy in the Last days, the Septuagint is more descriptive and accurate. An example would be Amos 7:1 speaks of the king's mowings. Well, the king spoken of was Gog which the KJV doesn't speak of. There are many changes in Genesis that tell you more in the Septuagint than KJV.

  • C-3PO Crashes a Pentecostal Revival

    09/22/2016 6:59:47 PM PDT · 24 of 34
    chuckles to metmom
    ..."So why are you so focused on the gifts of the Spirit and not the FRUIT of the Spirit?"...

    Because you have no spiritual fruit without spiritual gifts. Let's say you give $100,000 to charity unsaved. It counts for NOTHING in heaven. But if you give $100 to charity saved, that's treasure in heaven. If you pray for someone and they get healed, that is fruit accounted to you. A nonspiritual person gets nothing and the patient gets no healing. The apostles could have gone out to start the church without Acts 2, but how far would they get on their own power? It's all about power. Christians scurry about doing things with no results because they lack the power of the Holy Spirit.

    The reason I spoke about the gifts was because the cartoon was about making fun of the Spiritual gifts. There is much more in Scripture than tongues, but the subject was tongues.

    The problem with Christianity today is they haven't figured out that knowing ABOUT Jesus isn't the same as KNOWING Jesus. If He doesn't speak to you, He doesn't know you. I have told people I heard Him speak and some look as if I missed my meds. If you don't hear God speak, do you even know Him and He you? You have the Kingdom of God and Babylon. That's it, nothing else, no grey areas. Saying you are in the Kingdom doesn't make you in the kingdom. Satan will give strong delusion that even will fool the elect, if they are weak. When you pray for someone to get a job and they get a job the NEXT DAY, I feel like God listened. I have watched others pray literally for years and get nothing.

    Let me give you some homework. Go to Google and search "Todd White". Watch at least an hour and make up your own mind.

  • C-3PO Crashes a Pentecostal Revival

    09/22/2016 6:40:58 PM PDT · 23 of 34
    chuckles to metmom
    There are 4 women in Spiritual language in the Bible. Jezabel, the whore of Babylon( Catholics and all break off of it) in Rev, a divorced( Jews) or widow woman, and the Bride. The Bride is a virgin,...always. Any reference in the Bible of virgins is the church. God will not marry an adulterer. If you have other idols, your not a virgin.

    The virgins are the church. I don't know how to make it more evident.

    ...."So your whole speculation falls apart."...Not hardly. You just want to argue if you can't get this. It is true He gives the gifts He wants to, but you can ask.

    You do NOT have to speak in tongues to be saved, but you will have some gift of God or you couldn't do the works of God. We are made a little less than angels. If you have no Spiritual power, Satan will overcome you. Just as it says in Eph 6:18, It is part of the armor of God you need against the devil. If you are in a spiritual war, you need spiritual weapons.

    Anyway, I can assure you it isn't fake. There may be some fakers, just as there is anywhere. Are there fakers in the catholic church molesting kids and fornicating with women? How about these Lutherans making fun of Pentecostals( of which I am not). Are there homosexual preachers marrying sodomites in their churches? If you can judge me by speaking in tongues, why can't I have a look at your practices? I'm just stating what the Bible says and you are trying to make God fit your box. Have you ever asked God to give you tongues? Have you ever tried to speak in tongues? If you don't speak in tongues, what gift did the Spirit give you? Tongues is the least of the gifts, but it is a gift. When you lay hands on a Baptist and they hit the ground, are they faking? When you anoint lay hands on a Baptist preachers wife and she is healed of Pancreatitis after suffering for 10 months, is she faking? If you aren't seeing God work, maybe you are in the wrong neighborhood. If you don't believe in healing, why pray? Prophesy, tongues, Word of knowledge, ect are all fake, but you pray for healing? Why bother if it's fake.

  • C-3PO Crashes a Pentecostal Revival

    09/22/2016 5:49:08 PM PDT · 19 of 34
    chuckles to metmom

    It is a prayer language that even Satan cannot understand. Do you not believe God understands every language across the world? It is His Spirit speaking to God the Father through the surrender of my tongue. He can understand the “groaning’s” of my heart. He knows what to pray before I do. There are more, but you will only take what you want and reject the other.

  • C-3PO Crashes a Pentecostal Revival

    09/22/2016 10:13:48 AM PDT · 11 of 34
    chuckles to NRx
    OK, here goes,....What language did Adam speak in the garden? Zoom on up to the Tower of Babel. Gen 11:6..." And the Lord said, "Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them." This language they spoke gave them power to get what they wanted. Now move up to Zeph 3:9 "For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language, That they all may call on the name of the Lord, To serve Him with one accord. That is the prophesy of "RESTORING" this pure language. Then we go to Acts 2 when tongues were restored. Now move to Mark 16:17 "And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;".

    Now there is much more, but the verse in Mark was written in red in my Bible. Jesus was speaking about true believers. Just because you don't speak in tongues doesn't mean there is no tongues. It says here you just don't believe. Paul definitely spoke in tongues. Was he a charlatan? If God is unchanging, what changed? The Bible says it's a gift of the Spirit. Did you NOT receive the gifts when you were Baptized? Acts 19:1-7 describes Paul giving the Baptism in the Spirit to brothers that were baptized in water only. What were they missing. Wasn't water good enough? Could there be a reason many don't have answered prayer? Do they lack the power given in Acts 2? Are they having whatever they proposed withheld from them, as in the Tower verse?

    There are people who desire everything God has to offer and others that don't. Who are the foolish virgins spoken of in Mat 25? "Virgins" speaks of church members, but some are left behind where they buy and sell. Acts 2 tells of receiving POWER from the Holy Spirit. Were the Apostles "saved" in Acts 1? If Acts 2 never happened, would they have power to do the rest of the Bible? Tongues is a sign of the Holy Spirit. Scripture calls it "evidence". If you don't have tongues, do you have any of the other gifts? Why wouldn't you want everything God has for you? Are you "lukewarm"?

    There is much more, but until you answer these few questions, I'm casting pearls before swine. Many will read this and continue to laugh and make jokes. But the real question is why make jokes about things you know nothing about? Why not be worried that there may be more that I don't have rather than saying we are crazy? Many of the parables speak of unprofitable servants. Could that refer to people with no power to do works in the Kingdom?

    One more passage:....Luk 11:9 "So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

    Luk 11:10 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

    Luk 11:11 If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? Luk 11:12 Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?

    Luk 11:13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!"

    Jesus is CLEARLY speaking of Spiritual gifts. Ask and you will receive. Serpents, and scorpions speaks of demons. God will not give a demon if you ask for more of Him. I challenge you to ask and see if He doesn't give you the desires of your heart. If, of course your heart really desires more of Him. BTW, if you go to someone who doesn't have the HS, you probably won't get it because he doesn't have it.

    One more thing, I'm not saying the foolish virgins weren't saved or the disobedient servants aren't saved. Going to Heaven and the Rapture are 2 different things. As we see in Revelation, there are saved people beheaded under the altar crying out to God for revenge. The letters to the churches in Rev 2-3 speak of the trials to come on the churches. There is one, however with a promise different than the others. The church at Philadelphia is promised the Rapture in Rev 3:10. No one else is promised that. There will be many church members left behind to face the Beast. All you have to do to be saved is confess Jesus with your mouth as Savior. Doing His commandments is something entirely different. His command was to love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself. That is the heart of the church of brotherly love at Philadelphia. You can give up your life now for Jesus, or wait to meet the Beast and literally give your life for Him. If you save your life, you will lose it, and lose it to save it. If you are living your life for Him now, you will go to meet Him in the air, BEFORE the beast forces his mark on people. If you have the HS, you are already marked for God, just as the 144K were marked. Is there any evidence you have the Holy Spirit? You shouldn't have to tell people you are Christian.

    PS.What was the unforgivable sin? Jesus had just cast out a demon and the Pharisees said the devil was in Jesus. Jesus said that would NOT be forgiven in this life or the next. When you say people speaking in tongues, or prophesying, or healing, ect, is from the devil, that will NOT be forgiven.

    Just sayin.

  • ISIS Builds Wall Of Oil Tankers To Stand Against Iraqi/US Forces

    09/22/2016 8:42:27 AM PDT · 12 of 23
    chuckles to bananaman22

    Does this keep us from bombing inside the circle? I don’t get it. Are we allowed to bomb the tankers and let them burn for a week or so and then go in? I still don’t get it......................................................................Oh, I think I get it now. Obama won’t bomb oil tankers due to global climate change! They win. How did they figure this out? /sarc

  • Texas threatens to 'exit' the federal refugee program over terrorist concerns

    09/21/2016 5:26:43 PM PDT · 15 of 17
    chuckles to wtd

    God Bless Texas!!!

  • Debate swirls around unarmed black man’s actions prior to fatal police shooting in Tulsa

    09/21/2016 10:30:35 AM PDT · 76 of 112
    chuckles to PAR35
    ...."because enhanced photos of the vehicle taken from police video show that the window was rolled up.".....

    No, it doesn't. There is no tint on the drivers window. It's down. They are claiming the seat belt is blood running down. He would have had to be shot in the head to get that running down from the roof. I'm getting a little sick of FR lately. It seem the trolls have taken over.

    I feel sometimes I'm reading Huffpo rather than FR.

  • Why You Can Expect To See More Violence In Schools This Year

    09/18/2016 12:49:32 PM PDT · 13 of 21
    chuckles to PROCON
    My daughter is a police officer at a Texas college and says they now have BLM classes, and encourage meetings in the free speech area. Almost all of their time is spent now keeping the morons from killing each other in the "safe space". They now have drugs by the kilo instead of the usual "baggie". Open carry is being decided in court as we type, but concealed carry has been here for awhile.

    College is no longer for learning how to make a living, but how to protest and whine until you get what you want. The idiots bringing in these dissents have been given scholarships by the state but can hardly read, write, and speak English. They try this every few years and they just stay for a year, get arrested and spend all their money and drop out to work for McDonalds forever. They come in dope heads, rapists, and burglars, and leave dope heads, rapists, and burglars. We, of course get stuck with billions in fees and tuition wasted.

  • Los Trumpistas: Meet the Latinos Supporting Trump

    09/16/2016 10:04:16 AM PDT · 6 of 9
    chuckles to 11th_VA
    I can't understand why Trump doesn't tell the Hispanic's "Why do you want to compete with people willing to work for $5 an hour?" Most illegals here in Texas work in construction. If you go to a job site, you will see them as carpenters, plumbers, brick layers, roofer's, electrician's ect. They work under a licensed journeyman, but they themselves are illegals. ICE can show up and they scurry like cockroaches. There are many that work on lawns, dishwashers, fruit pickers, ect, but they are in all work categories. The American Hispanics making $15-$20 an hour can't compete with the ones willing to work for nothing. Hopefully American's are figuring out they can't compete with someone willing to live with 20 others in a rent house driving one pick up with 14 others in the back. They aren't saving to send kids to college, or buy a new car, or buy their own home, or anything normal Americans think about. They send money back to Mexico to support their families back there.

    I got to know one man that was a cook in a restaurant that admitted he had 2 Social Security numbers and got 2 paychecks in 2 different names. He filed 2 1040's to get back EIC for his fictional kids with several other Social Security numbers. He was willing to work for $5 and hour for real, but allowed his boss to show pay of $7.25 and hour for 40 hours while actually working 60-80.( yes I called ICE and they NEVER showed up) The scams are endless if you live around any of them.

    Back in the crash, there were hundred's of thousands of homes foreclosed on with illegals on the note. A fellow worker of mine sold his home to one and the bank called him and said "hold on, we have a problem". He had given them a SS# that "didn't work". Listen to what the bank told him, " he's trying to come up with a number that will work." Instead of having the guy arrested for fraud, the bank was willing to loan him over $100k if he could just get a SS# that wouldn't get rejected. There are mills here in Texas that will get you SS#'s, drivers licence's, passports, insurance, or any other paperwork you need to live in the US. Is it fantasy to believe they are voting?

    Trump should have an infomercial speaking on these topics. Hispanic, White, and Black Americans are losing jobs to these usurpers and it has nothing to do with racism. It has to do with slave labor willing to do anything and work for any money to not be sent home. How would you like to be a business owner with willing employees to do unethical, unsafe, and even illegal things without worry of a whistle blower?

  • "‘Hillary Clinton has 1 Year to Live,’ says Medical School Professor”

    09/15/2016 10:23:39 AM PDT · 13 of 26
    chuckles to Oldpuppymax
    I hate to say it, but I've had several people in my family take Coumadin. It's basically rat poison taken in such small amounts you can still live. It's level in the blood MUST be monitored weekly to make sure you aren't overdosing. The problems come in when the clot they are worried about finally breaks loose and you die. My mother made it a couple of years, but ended up with a stroke and died. My aunt had a clot in her leg and was about to return to work when it broke loose and went to her heart. Other uncles and aunts and cousins have had similar results.

    Doctors seem to think it's just another drug in the arsenal to fight clotting, but I see it as rat poison.

    Besides me thinking Hillary is Satan in a pantsuit, I don't think it's a good idea to have a POTUS that needs Coumadin. Taking a couple of aspirins a day, IMO, would do just as good with fewer risks. My father in law took Plavix for a few weeks, but couldn't afford them so he switched to 1 aspirin a day. He lived for 15 years after stopping Plavix and died of other causes than blood clots.

    I don't want to say Coumadin is a 100% death sentence,(I know people that have taken it for a long period), but I can assure you it's way up there and I don't want to be in the middle of a war with a dying POTUS.

  • Yom Kippur Guide

    09/10/2016 1:05:21 AM PDT · 25 of 26
    chuckles to JudyinCanada

    No, Elshaddi is a Messianic Rabbi named Mark Biltz. Very informative and opens the Jewishness of the Scriptures for Christians. Take some time to watch his live services on the weekends and I think you will like him. The Lord’s Feast’s DVD’s were very good and I had people over for Bible study with them. Another place I go is and look at their stuff. They have Jewish service there also along with Robert Morris Gateway church service. There is also a for some of the best teaching on the web.

  • Yom Kippur Guide

    09/09/2016 1:07:31 PM PDT · 12 of 26
    chuckles to JudyinCanada
    A study of the Feasts of the Lord given in Leviticus 23 is always an eye opener for Christians.

    Copy and paste this and I can tell you it is a very good study on the Lord's Feast Days. Mark Biltz is a good teacher.

    If you realize Jesus was a Jew talking to mainly Jews, there is much we don't get due to culture differences. It's like telling a Chinese person you will visit them on "Turkey Day". They don't have any frame of reference for a day for turkeys so they would be confused and face a mystery. It's the same for Us when Jesus tells us we will be Raptured on the Day No One Knows. Well, the Jews know that day as the Feast of Trumpets, or Rosh Hashanah. It also draws from a Jewish wedding where the groom goes to build a temporary shelter for his bride to consummate their marriage in and the father is the only one that can release his son to go get his bride. Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, and Pentecost have all been fulfilled prophetically, so we are waiting for some Feast of Trumpets for the Bride Groom to return for His Bride. After 7 years of Tribulation, then Judgement day. Immediately after, Tabernacles, where God lives with His people for 1000 years.

    All these events are prophesied by the Lord's Days in Leviticus and other places. To really grow in your walk of faith, it is helpful to study the Jewish roots for Christianity. As a Christian, we were "grafted in", or adopted, into the family of God. To say you don't need to know Jewish laws, culture, and history, is to deny your spiritual heritage. If you aren't the seed of Abraham, the promises can't be yours. This is the problem with replacement theology. The promises made to Abraham in Gen 12 belong to you if you are adopted. Trying to cut the Jews out and substitute Christians doesn't work. Antisemitism cannot be part of the Body of Christ or you are guilty of hating your brother.

    I see many Christians today that say they don't want anything to do with Jews and seem to put them on the same level as ISIS. These are the ones Jesus says "I never knew you".

  • Yom Kippur Guide

    09/09/2016 12:34:56 PM PDT · 4 of 26
    chuckles to BipolarBob

    I think he is just observing the Teshuva part. As Judgement Day approaches, you try to make amends for whatever might have hurt someone during the year. Its the same with Christians repenting for what they may have done to hurt someone else.

  • SR 1161 – Shepherd Smith Mug Shot

    09/02/2016 10:57:08 PM PDT · 40 of 52
    chuckles to GilGil
    You ain't seen nothing yet. Hollywood has had a meeting and decided that EVERY SHOW, I mean EVERY SHOW, will have stool pushers and carpet munchers, and that includes cartoons. Last year, some drama's were rewritten to add in a sodomite story line. In "The Walking Dead" a sodomite couple was added in the middle of the season. In a show called "The 100" a perfectly normal girl became a switch hitter and forgot her boyfriend.

    Jesus has to be coming soon. Just imagine 5 years from now.

  • SR 1161 – Shepherd Smith Mug Shot

    09/02/2016 8:59:24 PM PDT · 36 of 52
    chuckles to GilGil

    Is that true? Is he gay?...

    Yes, try to keep up.

  • Man dies while trying to burn wife alive at refugee home (Rüdesheim, Germany)

    09/01/2016 10:24:43 AM PDT · 31 of 32
    chuckles to csvset
    You check in but you don't check out. No, no one is allowed to leave. There is no "King's ex". Mom and dad force all children to join and kill their children if they convert.

    This is why I'm so confused about Obama. At one point, it was unmistakable he was Muslim. Now it seems, he says he converted. I can't believe there is not more Fatwah's against him,.......unless,..........hmmm.

    The Bible says you will know them by their fruit.

  • Family of Gun Instructor Slain by 9-Yr-Old Firing Uzi Files Wrongful Death Suit.

    08/26/2016 12:22:26 PM PDT · 46 of 61
    chuckles to carriage_hill
    Sorry, but the buck stops with the guy supposedly supervising the shooter. They are relying on the fact that no one in court will want to blame the victim. He handed the gun to her and it's his job to evaluate her ability and also instruct her to hold it tightly and lean into it, and all the other things my father taught me at that age. 8 is pretty young for for fully auto. Maybe 10-12 is more safe. At 8, I was shooting a .22 and .410, .38, ect. Of course when dad handed me his 30.06 and the ole 12ga, it was mainly there to teach me respect and keep me in reality.

    For a family to pay for a "gun vacation" to get their kids familiar with full auto just sounds icky for some reason. I have no problem with semi auto at those ages. If your 8, I would have held on to the fore stock and let them pull the trigger. Hitting the target doesn't even count for this type experience.

    I grew up in an age where the dad took care of teaching firearm safety. How times have changed.

  • "Strive to Enter through the Narrow Door" (Sermon on Luke 13:22-30)

    08/21/2016 12:41:30 AM PDT · 3 of 7
    chuckles to Charles Henrickson



    08/18/2016 10:44:12 PM PDT · 57 of 59
    chuckles to cotton1706

    I’m all for Trump going for black votes. Repubs should have been doing it for years now. But facts are difficult to overcome. 13% of the population is black. They vote 90% Dem. Let’s say blacks vote Trump 20%, which is generous. That’s just a couple hundred thousand votes for the US. Probably about 60% don’t even vote. I could see a scenario of just a few ten’s of thousand votes change. If Trump could get even 5-10% more women, he would win easy. Even Hispanics are bigger than the black vote. We can’t even get over 70% of registered Republicans. He needs 90% of the Repubs to even compete.

  • Trump is right, 1952 McCarran-Walter Act allows us to keep out immigrants we can’t trust

    08/16/2016 10:07:01 AM PDT · 11 of 19
    chuckles to lexington minuteman 1775

    All Trump has to ask is “How many Germans and Japanese were admitted to the US between 1941-1945?” This was during FDR and Truman’s reign of liberalism. If we are at war with terrorists, we should certainly retain the right to refuse entry to them. I read the Constitution way back when and couldn’t find the law that says foreigners have a right to come in. No country on the planet is as liberal as we are on immigration.

  • (Vanity) Is Tim Kaine Gay?

    08/08/2016 9:45:16 AM PDT · 82 of 90
    chuckles to TigerClaws
    ...."Is Tim Kaine gay?"....

    It's worse than that! He's a Democrat!

  • Terminally Ill Man Set to Undergo World’s First Head Transplant Says Doc Announcing Plans Soon

    08/05/2016 8:47:26 AM PDT · 53 of 61
    chuckles to Roman_War_Criminal
    I've had a "thing" about Genesis 6 since I first read about the "Sons of God" taking the daughters of men. For years I just looked at the closed arguments about the Bible. I have since looked at The Book of Enoch, spoken of by Jude. Whether it's considered part of the Bible or not, Jude and the founders of the faith considered many more books than we have part of the knowledge needed at the time of Jesus. What we find is the demons taught the women spells and other black arts including defiling the genetic code with half animal, half human, living Chimera's. Some look at statues and pictures like the Sphinx and many of the beings like Pan and other demi gods of the period.

    Seeing as how this could be the main reason the earth was destroyed with a flood, it would give different meaning to our obsession with editing DNA, cloning, modifying sheep and pigs, ect, this head transplant being just the latest. The age old desire to live forever or get to heaven without God started at the Tower of Babel.

    I feel for this man but, I have to say this is more demonic than scientific. The odds of him living are almost zero, and if he could live, what sort of life is it to have a breathing blood pump to keep you alive to stare at the ceiling for another 40 years? Some things define "living" at more than just breathing. I don't desire to die, but fearing death is irrational. Whether you believe in God or not, everyone dies. We are born dying. No one escapes here alive. I am a believer, but even an atheist must accept that he/she will pass at some point. I look forward to the Rapture, but if it doesn't come in my life, I will die like billions have done before me. I believe in spirits, so I don't believe in hanging on to my diseased body at all costs. God says I will live forever with Him. God is spirit and He does alright. Jesus was flesh, but couldn't wait to get back to His father. How many times are we told to "Fear Not" in Scripture? Even in Revelation 13:9-10 and Rev 14:12-13, Scripture tells us to just give up your life in the Tribulation and stop fighting the inevitable. This is bad news for preppers. if you don't follow God's commands during the last days, you will forfeit all you worked for. Don't think you can shoot your neighbor and take his food, ammo, and his daughter just because society and it's laws have completely broken down.

    If demons indeed introduced gene editing into the Creation and it messed up the DNA pool, it would explain much where Satan was determined to mess up the DNA line of Jesus, from Adam, a Son of God, to Jesus, the second Adam, with contaminated DNA. Some of the commands God gave to destroy everyone and everything in some cases, would fit this profile. Satan had 400 years of captivity for the Jews, to set a trap with Giants in Canaan to keep God's people out of the promised land. The blood line is contaminated with fallen angel DNA, and this just shows the contamination is still here calling out to God to destroy mankind again. As we park abominations in women's bathrooms, as we are shown WalMart shoppers in various dress on the internet, as we watch the Gay pride parades, you know I'm right! ;,)

    A talking head on a table is just the latest evidence. Remember Noah was found "perfect" in his generations. he still needed Grace, but was still perfect. I believe we, spiritually reborn, will be found perfect and brought up into our Ark to ride out the punishment coming, but the evidence of DNA corruption is everywhere.

  • How Many Free Republic Threads Have You Started and How Many Replies Do You Have?

    08/03/2016 1:40:13 PM PDT · 130 of 149
    chuckles to nikos1121

    Some people are more self important and believe what they think is “mo impotent” than others.

  • 'This is why we hate you': ISIS magazine tries to justify barbaric killings (trunc)

    08/02/2016 10:41:24 AM PDT · 27 of 30
    chuckles to GemStateConservative
    ...."We need more people here on FR to remember this."....

    They are being systematically zotted and run off. Some are leaving voluntarily. I guess book burning will be next.

  • A Nuclear-Armed Caliphate? (Turkey)

    07/27/2016 1:36:32 AM PDT · 26 of 26
    chuckles to RoosterRedux

    Yes, I wanted to show that the AC could be from Turkey, Syria, or N Iraq.

  • General Mills expands flour recall after 4 more illnesses

    07/26/2016 10:27:57 AM PDT · 19 of 24
    chuckles to blueyon
    Just wonderin what FR folks think about irradiation? Decades ago, it was on the radar, but people pitched a fit until it was dropped. With recalls and Chipotle trying to kill us, I have to wonder if this will be brought back again. Supposedly science says there is no radiation left on the food after it's disinfected. With illegals crapping in the lettuce, strawberries, and most other veggie crops, I just don't think you can wash most things that clean. Lettuce being the worst.

    Of course the difficulties Chipotle is having looks like sabotage to me. Why only them and not other stores that order the same food?

  • A Nuclear-Armed Caliphate? (Turkey)

    07/26/2016 9:26:39 AM PDT · 24 of 26
    chuckles to ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
    The Antichrist will be Assyrian according to the Bible.

    Some descriptive verses of the AC.

    Isa 10:24

    Isa 14:25

    Isa 23:13

    Isa 30:31

    Isa 31:8

    Isa 52:4 is a type and shadow of the end days by using the oppression of the Jews in Egypt as an example. Joseph was worshiped in Egypt as a shadow of Christ, but Egypt "forgot" Joseph during the rein of Pharaoh from Assyria, and put them in chains.

    Mic 5:5-6

    Zech 11:17 gives a physical description.

    Dan 8:23-25 more description.

    Dan 11:37-45 says he doesn't like women, honors armies as power, probably controls the wealth in the ME.

    Many watch carefully the progress of evil in the ME, but having Turkey turn to the next caliphate with nukes would mean a quantum leap time wise for the Tribulation. 30-50 k ISIS for 50-70 million ISIS overnight would leap years into the future in a very short time.

  • Democrat Demon Dance in the City of Brotherly Love

    07/26/2016 9:26:39 AM PDT · 9 of 10
    chuckles to wita
    I agree with all you said, but one must also take consideration that America is under judgement and the land has been defiled (Lev 18:22-30), and it doesn't really matter to God who is elected. There is no plan B for God. While we believe we have a choice, God is fully in control at all times. It's more a matter of repentance now as what our fate will be.( Luke 17:26-30)

    While we should choose the closest thing to God's will we can find, sometimes there just isn't all that much choice.Jesus isn't on our time table. When judgement is decreed, I can't say God will relent. 2 Chron 7:14 is our only hope now, no matter how the vote goes. Voting for Trump would be a beginning, but it still remains up to Christians what happens. Nineveh repented for awhile, but slid back into judgement later.

  • California’s War on My Religious College and Others

    07/26/2016 9:23:50 AM PDT · 5 of 11
    chuckles to detective
    So the destruction of modern civilization depends on allowing perverts in women's bathrooms to watch them pee. It's all out in the open now. Soon, in order to get your seminary degree, you will have to perform homosexual sex in front of the professor for final grade.

    Why can't these morons see that what we are doing is NO DIFFERENT than totalitarians have done for eons.

    You will submit or there is NO soup for you!

  • Officer Who Shot Philando Castile Helped Book Him in Jail After 2011 Stop

    07/23/2016 4:51:34 PM PDT · 53 of 68
    chuckles to Former Proud Canadian
    ...."So, who is ultimately to blame for Mr. Garner's death?"....

    I understand the case you are trying to make, but Mr. Garner is responsible for Mr. Garner's death. He was overweight, asthmatic, diabetic, and decided to fight the police. All he had to do was sick his wrists out and take the cuffs and do his arguing in court. He didn't die at the scene, but at the hospital from asthma. I'm sure the attack was from the arrest, but why get all upset at the scene?

    Police are just a tool law enforcement uses to bring suspects under control. Fighting and resisting Police is always a futile thing. They won't just back off and say "Well this guy doesn't want to go with us, so lets just leave him alone". They will bring in 15 more officers if necessary to get the job done, but get it done, they will. People don't get shot just sitting in their vehicle saying yes sir and no sir.

    The case for taxes on cigs is for legislators, not for the police. The police take oaths to enforce said laws.

  • Officer Who Shot Philando Castile Helped Book Him in Jail After 2011 Stop

    07/23/2016 1:34:02 AM PDT · 12 of 68
    chuckles to MacMattico

    When you see the pictures of the armed robber of the store, you will see why he was pulled over. I don’t want to use the term “they all look alike”, but the pictures are pretty clear and he could be a double. Only a forensic person can identify completely, but it’s a match to me. The trick will be if the gun used in the robbery matches what was laying in his lap. It not a normal thug gun. Looks sorta like a Ruger .22 or something. Long skinny barrel with a Luger type grip.

  • What will be the October Surprise??

    07/22/2016 7:05:49 AM PDT · 89 of 147
    chuckles to workerbee
    Hillary will be arrested in the men's bathroom standing in front of a urinal frightening a 12 year old boy.

    A 14 year old girl will come forward to testify against Bill that worked at the child molester's private island. She has DNA on a blue see through teddy bear night gown. He is carried away shouting "That's not what "is" means.

  • Saul Alinsky's 1972 interview with Playboy Magazine

  • Melania Trump’s speechwriter is a registered Democrat

    07/21/2016 8:47:02 AM PDT · 84 of 94
    chuckles to papertyger
    ...."So, if Trump manages to pull us back from the edge"....

    YES! I would be glad to be wrong. You can't trust a snake Dem and he has been one all his life. I changed my mind about abortion when I was 18. I changed much when I was born again, but I'm 65 now and have seen much. I'm voting for Trump because it's a binary election, as almost all are. I'm not fooled about 3rd party's or Libertarian crap. But many here have bet the farm on a guy that was a registered Dem right before he threw his hat in the ring. His own children can't even vote for him because they forgot to re-register as Repubs. It's easy to follow the money and see his contributions to Obama and Hillary, among the Chuck Schumer "investments". When you speak about giving to both parties to curry favor for business, does that really show your dedication to the country in a patriotic way? Most of us here on FR used to feel like conservatism was a type of religion and Dems were from hell. Could any one of us justify voting for someone that supported banning guns or killing babies? If you support Dems, you get the whole enchilada. Open borders, burning flags, removing God from the culture, dead babies, gay marriage, Castro and Putin love, and of course never ending gun control. Justifying support saying its good for business doesn't help the soldiers betrayal that ALWAYS goes on in a Dem controlled environment.

    It's a small price to pay for me to be humbled and wrong if Trump turns out to be the real deal. I just didn't fall off the turnip truck yesterday. Changing you spots take much longer than a year or two. A real conservative has to have it deep down in their DNA because right off the bat you will be challenged to water it down and stray off the farm. Going along to get along for a conservative just means the Dems still run the place. Just like Dubya did with "comprehensive immigration reform". You just end up with no fence and amnesty anyway.

  • Melania Trump’s speechwriter is a registered Democrat

    07/20/2016 3:25:34 PM PDT · 33 of 94
    chuckles to al baby
    ....."Why do I keep have this feeling that we are being played?".....

    Because I told you from the beginning. Trump is a Dem, always has been a Dem, gives money to Dems, his friends are Dems. Being a Dem carries baggage with it, such as lying. Lying all the time about everything. He's still better than Hillary, but God's judgement is coming to this land no matter who wins.

  • Family: No lawsuit over Disney World gator attack

    07/20/2016 10:13:58 AM PDT · 20 of 24
    chuckles to pas

    No reason to wait for 10 years to get less money. Disney has been around the block before and knows what the going rate is for stupid. The people probably know that their lifestyle will be more than they ever dreamed putting the difference between $10 million and $50 million with a long wait and lawyers eating it up, as a small matter. Either payout won’t bring back their child. Depending what what the actual payout was, I think it’s the smartest move.

  • If Trump wins, a coup isn't impossible here in the U.S.

    07/20/2016 9:45:44 AM PDT · 9 of 12
    chuckles to TigerClaws

    Trump will get 90+% of the military vote, IMO, of course. The big problem is Obama has been stacking leadership with his picks for 8 years.

  • Bush: 'I'm worried that I will be the last Republican president'

    07/20/2016 9:24:01 AM PDT · 202 of 219
    chuckles to boatbums
    ...." certainly a much better choice than Al Gore or John Kerry."....

    Yup, people seem to forget we have the same choice now. My guy didn't win, Trump won. I have to weigh between Trump and Hillary, there is no other choice. Dubya didn't do everything I wanted, but just imagine Gore or Kerry as POTUS. Dubya was dealt a major blow at the very start of his term and the very end of his term. Hillary couldn't even handle Benghazi. Bush was patriotic and handled himself well, considering. The main complaint I would have would be leaving Rumsfeld in too long. Followed by "comprehensive immigration reform", which is code for no fence and amnesty. Followed by bragging about home ownership being the American dream. The last, of course his administration tried to slow down, but we couldn't stop the bubble that had already formed. It was just a matter of embracing the bubble forming instead of fighting it. When you have illegals with no jobs qualifying to buy homes at basically zero interest, it can't end good. Compared to Reagan, I give 43 a 7 out of 10. Even Reagan had the Marine barracks in Lebanon that was lefty unanswered. He wanted to respond, but Weinberger talked him out of it. I think we are still paying for that today. If you don't respond they will do it again.

    Everyone has something that doesn't go well, and I sure Trump will have his share, but we MUST always look at the price to pay if it's Hillary. If Hillary has a perfect time in office with no disasters, Just the fact that she will get at least 2 and maybe more SCOTUS appointments, America is over. $20 trillion in debt, America is over. Taking Muslims into the country, America is over. Global warming, BLM, Putin, 20 hour work weeks, Obamacare, ......., all will kill America if just left where they are today.

    No POTUS will ever be 100%, but we always must consider the alternative.

    Yeah, Trump 2016. It should be a no brainier even for a Democrat. Maybe in 2020 the conservatives will realize Cruz is the real conservative with Texas values and quit kidding themselves that a conservative New Yorker is not really a conservative. Our best chance now is who surrounds Trump with advice and will he take advice.

  • Bush: 'I'm worried that I will be the last Republican president'

    07/19/2016 1:28:22 PM PDT · 32 of 219
    chuckles to Yo-Yo

    Well, they did try to kill 41. And they weren’t following the cease fire. And our soldiers found radioactivity strong enough to make them sick in the soil. And we know he had nerve gas. And we know he ground up people in wood chippers. And we know he was shooting at our planes every day. And,....

  • WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT! Police Fatally Shoot Man On A Bus After He Tried To Grab A Cop's Gun

    07/19/2016 12:56:52 PM PDT · 72 of 114
    chuckles to uncbob

    Had a metal fire extinguisher. The video that plays right after the one shown here was a longer more complete video.