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  • Top Tips For Migrating from Windows to Linux

    10/08/2015 3:23:54 PM PDT · 47 of 47
    daniel1212 to 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
    Remapping individual keys would be done with Xmodmap or at least that’s how I’ve done it.

    But Ubuntu no longer uses xmodmap as instead uses xkb, which despite trying I could not find a way to remap the CapsLock combo (for one), not find anyone claiming to do so.

    As my fingers are stiff, so that i must life up my hands to hit each keys, and land on the wrong one every other word, and as i usually do a lot of copy and paste, thus this is very important.

    But I was able to partly get Debian to do this thru the GUI keyboard customization for at least Kwrite or similar, but have not gone back to try it on other apps across sessions. But I have been unable to do so for Xubuntu on an older laptop.

    With about 12 docs open and 160 tabs, I do not shutdown often, but just sleep, but when to do reboot and load Linux i will give you a report, God willing.

    It can be made to work trust me.

    I suppose it may using that method in some distros, or another in another flavor, but i found none for Linux Mint/Xubuntu .

    For shortcuts the DE typically provides hooks - like most DE’s will come shipped with CTRL-ALT-T launching the terminal but for example you could do CTRL-ALT-F to launch Firefox or I have combos that move me around amongst my desktops etc.

    But why do some distros not even provide the location via right click menu on an icon in the start menu, or a create shortcut and Send to desktop option from within folders, with the ability to assign keyboard keys to launch it right there, as under Windows?

    Yeah the notion of purchasing licenses to run certain software on linux is often quite a foreign one. In a corporate setting it probably happens a lot. For home users - hmmm - not so much.

    Indeed. Its the legal issue for me. You can get the Fluendo ONEPLAY Player for 35.00 though. But its license is only good for one OS.

    Yet even now in Windows 10 the is no more Windows Media Center by default or license for DVDs. Microsoft now charges users $14.99 to download for the Windows DVD Player, though for a limited time it is free to all Windows 10 users upgrading from Windows 7 Home Premium, Ultimate and Professional, or Windows 8.1 with a Media Center.

  • Top Tips For Migrating from Windows to Linux

    10/08/2015 10:01:58 AM PDT · 45 of 47
    daniel1212 to 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
    It’s a relationship that is not just emotionally based (although that is a big part of it) but also intellectually based - we all know how to get stuff done in our OS of choice typically.

    Like a car, it becomes somewhat of an extension of yourself, as long as it does what you want, and does not do what you do not.

    I have custom keyboard shortcuts in linux and such a thing is actually trivial to do.

    Must be a secret! It can depend on which flavor you have, but can you remap CapsLock to ctrl+c, and Esc to ctrl+v, and then NumLock to Esc, and make it remain thru sessions? I did done a lot of search but could not get CapsLock remap in Linux Mint.

    The codecs issue is more substantive and you do have to tweak those things

    I was referring to the legal issues for restricted proprietary types . I can convert files to non-proprietary, or purchase the proprietary licenses.

    But i hope Linux will get better, God willing.

  • Top Tips For Migrating from Windows to Linux

    10/08/2015 3:21:04 AM PDT · 43 of 47
    daniel1212 to 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

    Yet the both the Run command in Windows and the command prompt are sometimes quicker or necessary. And the more your learn what you can do with Windows, including with the wealth of freeware, then the less attractive Linux is for me.

    Yet i want Linux to be a more attractive alternative to Linux, but as one that like to tweak and customize, I find Linux less customizable, partly due to lack of comparable software or hardware support, or glitches and stability. Details at request.

    My last attempt at making Linux my main OS failed due to find to find a successful way (despite many varied "try this" suggestions) to remap certain combo keys which i do thru AutoHotKey in Windows, though recently I found Debian enables the main two. Then there is the legal multitude codecs issue.

    The usual complains about security in Windows has not been a reality for me, thanks be to God, only having received 2 viruses in over 15 years of heavy Internet usage daily, and having to sudo this and sudo that (unless I use Puppy) so i can do simply things like edit files it drawback.

    She really doesn’t understand the File Manager

    Using Ubuntu Tweak to set the location/address bar as the default may help, or use Dolphin to do so, plus i make Details and "show hidden files" the default.

  • Top Tips For Migrating from Windows to Linux

    10/06/2015 8:49:19 PM PDT · 40 of 47
    daniel1212 to Delta 21

    Yes, hiding the useful commands (and paths, but finding them is harder in some Linux distros), and setting the default explorer view to small icons, and hiding file types, and system files, while populating the start menu with icons, as things i normally quickly attack on a fresh install. Of course, i also change the default view in Linux to Details, and “show hidden files.

    But Winkey +X is a help, to which you can add things to.

    But making changing time made difficult under W/10. Solution: Run (press Windows key and tap r key, let both go, then paste the following) control.exe /name Microsoft.DateAndTime and hit OK.

    Other Canonical names that work via the Run command:

    control.exe /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms

    control.exe /name Microsoft.DevicesAndPrinters

    control.exe /name Microsoft.Display

    control.exe /name Microsoft.FolderOptions

    control.exe /name Microsoft.IndexingOptions

    control.exe /name Microsoft.InternetOptions

    control.exe /name Microsoft.Mouse

    control.exe /name Microsoft.Personalization

    control.exe /name Power Options

    control.exe /name Microsoft.ProgramsAndFeatures

    control.exe /name Microsoft.Recovery

    control.exe /name Microsoft.Sound

    control.exe /name Microsoft.Taskbar

    control.exe /name Microsoft.NotificationAreaIcons

    control.exe /name Microsoft.UserAccounts

    control.exe /name Microsoft.WindowsDefender

    Some obscure system paths:

    %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

    or %appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch


    %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch


    %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

    “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp”


  • Top Tips For Migrating from Windows to Linux

    10/06/2015 10:30:03 AM PDT · 35 of 47
    daniel1212 to daniel1212

    Note: The ability to add a multiplicity of commands to right click menus referred to above is via the

  • Top Tips For Migrating from Windows to Linux

    10/06/2015 7:00:49 AM PDT · 30 of 47
    daniel1212 to Delta 21
    If you have reason to use W/10, with a little easy customization you can have your Start Menu (Classic Shell) and right click menu look like this, and add the Quick Launch (%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch) toolbar


  • Top Tips For Migrating from Windows to Linux

    10/06/2015 6:47:27 AM PDT · 26 of 47
    daniel1212 to Montana_Sam; ShadowAce; NorthMountain; dayglored
    One great thing about Linux to which the article alludes is that you can take an old, end-of-life PC and turn it into a modern system just by installing Linux.

    Having tried every major and some minor Linux distros, that is what i have found. I have Xubuntu installed on an old laptop (dual with XP) , which distro i found to be the best for old HW, as other distros failed on wifi. And I installed Debian recently (instead of Mint this time) on a another HD. Rather than messing with my window partitions, i unplug that HD and connect another via a cheap sata USB adapter cable (and use the PC power supply) and install Linux on that. Then i shut down and also plug in the Windows drive and tap F12 (may differ on other PCs) to get a boot options screen, and boot from Windows.

    By so doing i can easily save docs in my Windows drive, as well as Firefox profiles and LibreOffice (i still like Apache better). And Wine works to run BPBible, which is critical for me.

    But despite the hype of some, Linux invariably has problems (often with a myriad of solutions proffered) and or fails to provide certain customization one can easily get with Windows.

    Full or any functionality with printers and wifi can be buggy, and getting permissions over your own files, even if temporarily, can require opening up a terminal to learning what to code, while (depending on the Distor) things like simply right clicking on an icon and finding the source, and making a shortcut can be missing. I spent a lot of time on forums to no avail trying to find a way to remap the CapsLock key to ctrl+c, and Esc to ctrl+v, as that really helps me is my stiff arthritic fingers, and which AutoHotKey easily enables via adding to a script (CapsLock::^c Esc::^v mbutton::^x) . AutoKey simply is not on the same level. But which is why I am using Debian, as I found I can at least change the first two.

    Then there is the lack of legal multimedia codecs (US) unless you buy them. Yet Windows is also messing with that model.

    Posted under my W/10 (free upgrade), which with easy customization (such as classic shell is like W/7 but better. Thank God.

  • F-22 Raptors deploy to Middle East

    10/05/2015 7:31:38 PM PDT · 172 of 172
    daniel1212 to Greetings_Puny_Humans
    I'm just pointing out that Russia is clearly building up Syria (and Iran by proxy) for defense against Israel and the United States. Who knows, the Russkies might even push into Iraq. The US might as well not even exist in the world.

    And to make sure they do not (if true)

    The world's largest submarine, the Dmitri Donskoy (TK-208), equipped with 20 Bulava (NATO-code SS-N-30) intercontinental ballistic missiles with an estimated up to 200 nuclear warheads, is expected to reach Syrian shores during the week of Sept. 14, Israel-based DEBKAfile reported on Monday.

    Perhaps these are needed against the ISIS Air force.

  • Synod, first day: "Unacceptable" - the danger of the Great Division has arrived

    10/05/2015 7:20:42 PM PDT · 18 of 31
    daniel1212 to miss marmelstein; redleghunter; Springfield Reformer; kinsman redeemer; BlueDragon; metmom; ...
    Can’t we make these Catholic Caucus? Do we really need undereducated (in Catholic theology) evangelicals posting here? If not, I certainly will not be either reading or posting here. I have my fill of protestant hatred.

    But I often see undereducated (in Catholic as well as Protestant theology) Catholic posting here who become (I presume) more educated by certain evangelicals. But it seems about all you ever have to say about Prots is how evil they are, and deny that RCs promote their church here. Which testifies to blindness.

    Anyway, it is doubtful this synod will became as notorious as the Cadaver Synod (also called the Cadaver Trial; Latin: Synodus Horrenda), the posthumous trial of Pope Formosus.

    Probably around January 897, Stephen (VI) VII ordered that the corpse of his predecessor Formosus be removed from its tomb and brought to the papal court for judgement. With the corpse propped up on a throne, a deacon was appointed to answer for the deceased pontiff.

    Formosus was accused of transmigrating sees in violation of canon law, of perjury, and of serving as a bishop while actually a layman. Eventually, the corpse was found guilty. Liutprand and other sources say that, after having the corpse stripped of its papal vestments, Stephen then cut off the three fingers of the right hand that it had used in life for blessings, next formally invalidating all of Formosus' acts and ordinations (including, ironically, his ordination of Stephen [VI] VII as bishop of Anagni). The body was finally interred in a graveyard for foreigners, only to be dug up once again, tied to weights, and cast into the Tiber River.

  • Pope Francis met Secretly with Kim Davis, Offered his Support and Prayers

    10/04/2015 6:41:03 PM PDT · 48 of 48
    daniel1212 to BlackElk
    Don't bother waiting until Friday. Given the tone of the post to which I am responding,

    I am simply not interested in what you imagine Scripture means.

    Really? You responded to my I am simply not interested in what you imagine Scripture means. ">previous lengthy post (in response to yours) of reproof with "That is an awesome post. You have obviously thought deeply on the subjects you have raised." And proceeded to respond at length, and asked me to wait till after Friday, which i did. But when faced with more reproof suddenly you are no longer interested?

    You mean you want to boast about being a Catholic (who will never be lost), which is an elitist church, but cannot tolerate careful examination and reproof?

    Your Uncle Frank may have baptized you, but he obviously neglected his duty to follow up.

    Which is also wrong.

    I will now return to my normal mode of being Roman Catholic,

    It is best to keep out of the kitchen if you can not endure seeing serious error of Rome challenged and reproved.

    and ignoring cheap shots at Catholicism,

    That is itself a cheap shot in lieu of an argument.

    Since you have no pope and no Teaching Magisterium, it becomes each person his or her own pope.

    Wrong, as that would be claiming the novel and unScriptural premise of ensured infallibility, while you have a pope and Teaching Magisterium yet RCs engage in variant interpretations of it.

    This is a CONSERVATIVE website. I refuse to contribute to the divisions in the ranks caused by endless pretentious counterproductive proselytizing on both sides

    Spare us the lofty attitude. You are a member of a divisive church, as it claims to alone be the one true one, and historically damned all others do dissent from it, whilke she still considers Prot churches as unworthy to properly be called "churches." And thus multitudes of your own vocal brethren here do not share your big tent ecumenism.

    . I would recommend to you certain passages in John but that would only invite further discussion between thee and me and that door is now closed. The fault is mine for misjudging you.

    Rather, i think that is a cop out, and likely the result of some RC PM advising you to avoid debate, seeing as it has resulted in the errors of elitist Rome being exposed even more. Truth is life and warrants contention, though in person i I would likely also come across as gracious, which a forum of bare words makes hard. But may the God of grace and Truth grant you repentance unto the acknowledging of the Truth.

  • 'Sense of regret' in Vatican over Pope Francis' meeting with gay marriage opponent

    10/04/2015 6:00:24 PM PDT · 96 of 101
    daniel1212 to Trailerpark Badass
    the traditional (not this pope's) Catholic position is that no one has the commission and the right to preach the gospel if not sent by her, and that "he that hears/reject you, hears/rejects Me," does not apply to Prots.

    Is that what you were taught in Catechism?

    Actually among others, it comes from one of the formal RC apologists promoted here, who deny the great commission was given to Prots. Where you taught otherwise in Catechism? Where you even taught that it provides all that is there is of Catholic teaching? Where you even taught that it cannot be wrong?

  • F-22 Raptors deploy to Middle East

    10/04/2015 5:41:08 PM PDT · 158 of 172
    daniel1212 to Southack
    The simple answer is that the USA has no vital interests per se *inside* Syria.


  • Law firm labeled hate group leading Kim Davis' crusade

    10/04/2015 2:08:59 PM PDT · 24 of 30
    daniel1212 to NetAddicted
    Wish I had the link, but I read a CDC report that said soon 50% of homosexuals would have HIV.

    CDC: 20% of Gay Men Are HIV-Positive, but Nearly Half Don’t Know It

  • F-22 Raptors deploy to Middle East

    10/04/2015 2:06:30 PM PDT · 146 of 172
    daniel1212 to Southack
    Compared to Obama’s campaign against Netanyahu and Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran?! Wake up.

    No, there was no comparison, but my scenario would be for years to come, and perceiving that would be consistent with being awake. But my question was not necessarily an objection as it was looking for some clarification.

  • F-22 Raptors deploy to Middle East

    10/04/2015 12:39:49 PM PDT · 144 of 172
    daniel1212 to Southack; Greetings_Puny_Humans
    The USA has no vital interests in Syria.

    You mean Russia in alliance with Iran and Syria could not adversely affect Israel and indirectly the USA?

  • Law firm labeled hate group leading Kim Davis' crusade

    10/04/2015 10:00:40 AM PDT · 12 of 30
    daniel1212 to PROCON; redleghunter; Springfield Reformer; kinsman redeemer; BlueDragon; metmom; boatbums; ...
    These groups are fringe, far-left groups which unfortunately get mainstream media attention.

    Indeed. While using misrepresentations to support a valid cause is wrong and shooting oneself in the foot, AP enlists orgs which do the same.

    While SPLC organizes against obvious hate groups such as the KKK or Aryan Brotherhood, it also lumps in conservative organizations in an attempt to intimidate them. For instance, SPLC considers Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) a "hate group", because it opposes illegal immigration, and uses demonstrations as a method, which the SPLC deems intimidation.[17] Similarly, the center labels the immigration reductionist/reformist website VDARE as a "hate group", because it argues against illegal immigration [18].

    The SPLC followed Laird Wilson in publishing a list of "hate groups" but after Wilson rejected the usefulness of that approach, the SPLC continued with it, becoming prominent for using it against groups standing for traditional values.[19][20][21] Laird Wilcox, claims to have provided SPLC with some of the information initially used to compile their list of "hate groups". He "concluded that a lot of [the SPLC's hate groups] were vanishingly small or didn’t exist, or could even be an invention of the SPLC." Some of the "hate groups" were creations of SPLC informants, rather than legitimate groups. And with the advent of the internet, some of them exist "nowhere except in cyberspace." Wilcox concludes, "The whole issue of “lists” is full of smoke and mirrors."[22]

    In the wake of an August 2012 shooting at the headquarters of the Family Research Council, some columnists criticized the SPLC's listing of the Family Research Council as an anti-gay hate group. Dana Milbank, of the Washington Post, wrote that the SPLC was "reckless in labeling as a “hate group” a policy shop that advocates for a full range of conservative Christian positions." [23][24] Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council,” said, after the attack, “I believe [the gunman Floyd Corkins] was given a license to do that by a group such as the Southern Poverty Law Center who labeled us a hate group because we defend the family and stand for traditional orthodox Christianity.”[25] Capital Research Center states that the SPLC "deliberately mischaracterizes conservatives and tea partiers as “extremists”."[26] -

    The Liberty Counsel has connected homosexuality to higher rates of promiscuity and incest, Potok said, despite scientific evidence to the contrary.

    Which is AP misrepresentation contrary to scientific evidence (studies).

    As a group, gay and bisexual men have more sexual partners compared to other men. -

    At the end of 2011, an estimated 500,022 (57%) persons living with an HIV diagnosis in the United States were gay and bisexual men, or gay and bisexual men who also inject drugs. ...In 2010, gay and bisexual men accounted for 63% of estimated new HIV infections in the United States and 78% of infections among all newly infected men. From 2008 to 2010, new HIV infections increased 22% among young (aged 13-24) gay and bisexual men and 12% among gay and bisexual men overall...

    In 2013, in the United States, gay and bisexual men accounted for 81% (30,689) of the 37,887 estimated HIV diagnoses among all males aged 13 years and older and 65% of the 47,352 estimated diagnoses among all persons receiving an HIV diagnosis that year. -

  • Why we fear the Ordinary Synod on the Family is being manipulated

    10/04/2015 6:52:54 AM PDT · 8 of 8
    daniel1212 to ebb tide
  • Vatican fires senior priest deviant advocate..

    10/04/2015 6:18:09 AM PDT · 8 of 12
    daniel1212 to imardmd1; redleghunter; Springfield Reformer; kinsman redeemer; BlueDragon; metmom; boatbums; ...
    "Krzysztof will be replaced "by a theologian" in the Vatican."

    Note that he is only being re-moved out of his post as a theologian in the Vatican. If Rome removed all sodomite priests then it would have a lot of work on its hands.

    • A 2002 nationwide poll of 1,854 priests in the United States and Puerto Rico reported that 30% of Roman Catholic priests described themselves as Liberal, 28% as Conservative, and 37% as Moderate in their Religious ideology. 53 percent responded that they thought it always was a sin for unmarried people to have sexual relations; 32 percent that is often was, and 9 percent seldom/never. However, nearly four in 10 younger priests in 2002 described themselves as conservative, and were more likely to regard as "always a sin" such acts as premarital sex, abortion, artificial birth control, homosexual relations, etc., and three-fourths said they were more religiously orthodox than their older counterparts. Los Angeles Times (extensive) nationwide survey (2002).

    • The survey also found that 80% of Roman Catholic priests referred to themselves as “mostlyheterosexual in orientation, with 67% being exclusively heterosexual, 8% leaning toward heterosexual, 5% completely in the middle, and 6% leaning toward homosexual and 9% saying they are homosexual, for a combined figure of 15% on the homosexual class. Among younger priests (those ordained for 20 years or less) the figure was 23%. ^

  • 'Sense of regret' in Vatican over Pope Francis' meeting with gay marriage opponent

    10/04/2015 4:40:19 AM PDT · 87 of 101
    daniel1212 to Jim Noble
    In Mark 9:38-41 disciples run up to Jesus, like dogs wagging their tails, thinking that they have done a good deed by "sending away" men doing good works in Jesus' name "because they don't follow us". Read Jesus' correction, and take it to heart.

    The audacity of confirming the validity of this man doing ministry in the name of the Lord when not part of the company what RCs consider to be their church. For the traditional (not this pope's) Catholic position is that no one has the commission and the right to preach the gospel if not sent by her, and that "he that hears/reject you, hears/rejects Me," does not apply to Prots.

  • Pope Francis met Secretly with Kim Davis, Offered his Support and Prayers

    10/03/2015 9:02:53 PM PDT · 45 of 48
    daniel1212 to BlackElk; steve8714
    You may get the better of me on some points. I seldom concede that to others here. I will usually defer to some few of my fellow Catholics whom I regard as more scholarly or more informed than I. I also tend to be a bit wordy.

    Neither you or your fellow Catholics have successfully defended the errors of Rome in the light of Scripture, but must resort to sophistry and ad hominid attacks.

    I also tend to be a bit wordy.

    Likewise, with substance, despite my arthritic fingers.

    First, I am a Roman Catholic since my baptism as an infant.

    I also was "baptized" RC as an infant by my uncle Frank, a priest. But go find one record of infants being baptized in Scripture, including by sprinkling. Considering the critical weight Catholicism places on this, surely the Holy Spirit would provide at least one clear example of infants being baptized, or a command to do so.

    But instead the Spirit clearly teaches that repentance and wholehearted faith is required for baptism, (Acts 2:38; 8:36,37) which infants are incapable of doing, nor it is needed since one is not accountable for simply having a sinful nature, which does not enter heaven.

    In addition, out of the many accounts of baptism the closest you can get is simply a few brief statements of whole households being baptized. Which Caths must insist had to include infants, yet where more details are provided in baptism accounts then it testifies to the subjects of baptism being able to hear and respond.

    I do regard the Eastern Orthodox as part of the Church although they have been in schism for about 1,000 years now since the days of Michael Celarius at Constantinople. Our differences, as I understand it, are verrry few.

    Rather, they are many and include substantial conflicts, and the hope of full reconciliation without serious compromise is a fantasy . Thus you have those from both sides warning of the dangers of communion with each other.

    Then there was the degeneracy in preaching and theology, each liberal priest acting as his own pope....I tend to deny the title of Catholic to what amount to public heretics posing as Catholic....The late Ted Kennedy likewise.

    Then since the pope even courteously treated Teddy K as a member in good standing, then it seems you also are acting as your own pope.

    The Te+aching Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church is a gold mine of wisdom and Faith.

    And heresy, and what constitutes magisterial teaching is subject dispute and interpretation, and contradiction .

    My Church has taught since at least Trent that Indians in, say Nebraska, in the tenth century before there were missionaries or Bibles or sacraments available to them were not created by God to inevitably go to hell for not being baptized by water.

    It just teaches both that all it considers "heretics" shall end up in the lake of fire, and that such are separated brethren. In the past this could mean being separated by the sword of men. Unlike unchanging Scripture under the New Covenant, obedience to the pope can mean different things in different centuries.

    Believing that, I would be astounded to find only Catholics in heaven, if I am fortunate enough to find myself in heaven. I cannot imagine that.

    Turn to the Lord Jesus as a damned and destitute sinner, with nothing to merit eternal life but only meriting Hell, + trust Him to save you on His account, by His sinless shed blood, which faith decision is showed by being baptized under water and following Him according to Scripture as being supreme, which premise the NT church began under, contra Catholicism.

    That is Francisology, but Christians also held to a shared morality with the Jews of the 1st c., yet those who preach a false gospel are accused, which Rome does and is, though some within of simply faith know God, and if I care about souls and Truth then i must seek their salvation and contend for the Truth, for the glory of God, and by His grace.

    I may be suffering a senior moment but I am failing to grasp the meaning of the last sentence of the first paragraph of your post. Please explain.

    I was responding to your priority goal of standing "shoulder to shoulder fighting the good fight against our actual common enemies for the wide cornucopia of beliefs that we DO share." We can oppose sodomite marriage as do Mormons, but not as forsaking contending for the Truth of Scripture which divides us, and warns of unholy alliances. Roosevelt was even wrong in helping the Russians fight Germany. Short term gain, long term loss. Give them humanitarian aid and enough help for self-defense but not as an advancing army. Linking up with the devil's disciples to fight Hell's angels with you does not work for good.

    Vatican II was a pastoral council and not a doctrinal council... I am not required to believe much of what the documents say

    Once more it seems you are playing pope.

    You have no right any more to bring up the distinction between the doctrinal and the pastoral that you use to support your acceptance of certain texts of Vatican Council II and your rejection of others. It is true that the matters decided in any Council do not all call for an assent of the same quality; only what the Council affirms in its 'definitions' as a truth of faith or as bound up with faith requires the assent of faith. Nevertheless, the rest also form a part of the SOLEMN MAGISTERIUM of the Church, to be trustingly accepted and sincerely put into practice by every Catholic." (Paul VI, Epistle Cum te to Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, 11 Oct, 1976, published in Notitiae, No. 12, 1976.)

    Hold your response for now because I will want to respond to whatever you post to me and that will make it hard for me to finish this response.... Friday will be rather free

    I will wait until late Friday.

  • Browser Info Needed- Broader Slider Wanted

    10/03/2015 5:09:35 AM PDT · 31 of 31
    daniel1212 to minnesota_bound

    In black and white no less. Maybe some in San Francisco would be impressed.

  • Browser Info Needed- Broader Slider Wanted

    10/02/2015 7:04:13 PM PDT · 24 of 31
    daniel1212 to minnesota_bound
    I went all out and made the scrollbar 17px wide ah grey... #999999 and the buttons off grey #C0C0C0

    But grey? Thank God for color !

  • Browser Info Needed- Broader Slider Wanted

    10/02/2015 7:02:27 PM PDT · 23 of 31
    daniel1212 to MeshugeMikey; minnesota_bound
    what Manner of Browser is that?

    I miss the easily visible blue sliders. That is Firefox, with TabMixPlux extension (to reduce tab width, obtain multiple tab rows, etc.), Colrful Tbs, etc, which also work with the non-poltical Pale Moon derivative, though i had to search for older versions of the extensions for that.

    Due to the level of enhancements, praise God, for power users they are far far superior to Chrome, IE.Edge, etc. and any others I have tried.

    There is even an extension (BBCodeXtra) for formatting posts like this into html via custom scripts.

    Some favs:

    Tab Mix Plus
    Reduce tab width; Enable multiple tab rows; Change how active tab looks, etc.

    Memory Restart Shows how much ram FF is using, and enables easy restart to flush memory.

    ColorfulTabs Make tabs distinctive. Options to change color per site, etc.

    GlobalFindBar Save search across pages. Keep search box open, etc.

    FindBar Tweak Did was the above does but was not maintained.
    Save search across pages. Keep search box open, etc.

    Session Manager 0.7.5 Saves sessions

    Count word professional.
    Select text and see how many characters and words. Useful for forums.

    Signature insert custom text into posts and emails.

    Menu Editor Change items in menus Disable Add-on Compatibility Checks (now needed for last 2 extns above)

    Googlebarlite More options and customizations than Google Toolbar

    Send Tab URLs Copy and send list of all open tabs URLs.

    Copy as HTML Link R. click and Copy as HTML Link

    Google/Yandex search link fix The actual URL is copied.

    BBCodeXtra An extension which adds to the context menu new commands to insert BBCode/Html/XHtml codes in an easy and fast way...
    Very useful for FR.

    Lazarus: Form Recovery Saved text of comboxes. Has saved me loosing much typing after crashes.

    Right click on metric sizes and convert to standard. Also for currency.



    FT DeepDark Best theme i found.

    Noiascrollbars A work of beauty and far better visibility,. .

    Classic Theme Restorer
    stay-Open Menu Opens Bookmarks in tabs without losing the menu.

  • Browser Info Needed- Broader Slider Wanted

    10/02/2015 5:21:59 PM PDT · 18 of 31
    daniel1212 to MeshugeMikey
  • Browser Info Needed- Broader Slider Wanted

    10/02/2015 5:15:08 PM PDT · 17 of 31
    daniel1212 to MeshugeMikey

    A beautiful solution is Firefox with Noiascrollbars A work of beauty and far better visibility, thanks be to God.

  • 'Sense of regret' in Vatican over Pope Francis' meeting with gay marriage opponent

    10/02/2015 4:50:51 PM PDT · 66 of 101
    daniel1212 to SeekAndFind
    The question is this — given that Yayo Grassi brought several other friends, did the Pope know that Iwan Bagus was his gay partner?

    God knows. For a figure RCs promote as the answer for confusion, this pope creates more confusion and questions.

  • 'Sense of regret' in Vatican over Pope Francis' meeting with gay marriage opponent

    10/02/2015 2:53:46 PM PDT · 63 of 101
    daniel1212 to SeekAndFind; redleghunter; Springfield Reformer; kinsman redeemer; BlueDragon; metmom; boatbums; ...
    And to add to the mixed message, we have this:

    (CNN)The day before Pope Francis met anti-gay county clerk Kim Davis in Washington last week, he held a private meeting with a longtime friend from Argentina who has been in a same-sex relationship for 19 years.

    Yayo Grassi, an openly gay man, brought his partner, Iwan Bagus, as well several other friends to the Vatican Embassy on September 23 for a brief visit with the Pope. A video of the meeting shows Grassi and Francis greeting each other with a warm hug.

    In an exclusive interview with CNN, Grassi said the visit was arranged personally with the Pope via email in the weeks ahead of Francis' highly anticipated visit to the United States. Pope Francis met with Iwan Bagus, right, and Yayo Grassi, left.

    "Three weeks before the trip, he called me on the phone and said he would love to give me a hug," Grassi said.

    Earlier on Friday, the Vatican said that the meeting with Davis was not intended as a show of support for her cause and "the only real audience granted by the Pope at the nunciature (embassy) was with one of his former students and his family." "That was me," Grassi said. -

    Grassi, who is 67, added that he is willing to talk about his private moment with the pontiff because he was upset about media coverage of the Pope's meeting with Davis.

    "I want to show the truth of who Pope Francis is," he said.

    This is the persistent question. This is beginning to sound like the old TV show, "What's my line?" or whatever it was called.

  • Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis not a form of support, Vatican says

    10/02/2015 9:30:46 AM PDT · 39 of 39
    daniel1212 to Gamecock
    882 The Pope, Bishop of Rome and Peter's successor, "is the perpetual and visible source and foundation of the unity both of the bishops and of the whole company of the faithful."402 "For the Roman Pontiff, by reason of his office as Vicar of Christ, and as pastor of the entire Church has full, supreme, and universal power over the whole Church, a power which he can always exercise unhindered."

    Indeed, even if it is like Pope_Alexander VI, or this theological and political liberal in a fundamentally deformed church.

  • Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis not a form of support, Vatican says

    10/02/2015 6:29:05 AM PDT · 27 of 39
    daniel1212 to DAC21
    coward this Pope is, amongst other things.

    More like the Vatican once again engaging in damage control, "clarifying" the meaning of the pope. Whose secret meeting finally said something against sodomy than his public addresses in the US, while giving two holiness Pentecostals the an idolatrous rosary.

    Which they should have rejected and reproved him.

  • Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis not a form of support, Vatican says

    10/02/2015 6:21:27 AM PDT · 26 of 39
    daniel1212 to SoFloFreeper; redleghunter; Springfield Reformer; kinsman redeemer; BlueDragon; metmom; boatbums; ..
    After days of confusion [nothing new], the Vatican issued a statement Friday clarifying Francis' Sept. 24 encounter with Davis,

    "The pope did not enter into the details of the situation of Mrs. Davis and his meeting with her should not be considered a form of support of her position in all of its particular and complex aspects," Lombardi said...

    As he left the country, Francis told reporters who inquired that he did not know Davis' case in detail, but he defended conscientious objection as a human right. -

    More interpretation of the chief interpreter. To be continued.

  • Top 10 engines of all time

    10/02/2015 4:28:59 AM PDT · 31 of 102
    daniel1212 to Cowman

    How bout the 10 worse ones?

  • Amish finally win the right to follow their beliefs in Eau Claire County

    10/01/2015 9:25:03 PM PDT · 19 of 32
    daniel1212 to Behind Liberal Lines
    Based on what I’ve seen for many years around upstate New York the so-called pious Amish have no problem compromising their beliefs when they think they can make a buck doing so

    Rather, they are not a monolithic group, and rather than compromising their beliefs, I think in most cases they compromise what many assume are their beliefs due to believing they are a monolithic group.

  • What Does It Mean to Trust God? Maybe Not What You Think

    10/01/2015 8:20:23 PM PDT · 42 of 45
    daniel1212 to vladimir998
    My parish has never and will never sing a Protestant hymn.

    So now we know where some of them are!

    I have no real problem with some of the better traditional Protestant hymns as opposed to the trash both modern Protestants and modern Catholics sing these days.

    For once we pretty much agree. Most today cannot be compared with the past.

  • Advanced aliens could 'conquer and colonise' our planet, warns Stephen Hawking

    10/01/2015 6:52:08 PM PDT · 104 of 131
    daniel1212 to heights; redleghunter; Springfield Reformer; kinsman redeemer; BlueDragon; metmom; boatbums; ...
    This is the ‘Genius’, that said we didn’t need God because we had ‘gravity’. Another of his brilliant remarks was,’If time traveled backwards you could buy a winning lottery ticket’.

    And while "space seeding" and now alien invasions can be postulated, a creator God and moral authority is vehemently disallowed even as a hypotheses. Why? Because the latter poses a moral demand and opposition to the atheist being as God, which their master seeks thru them.

  • What Does It Mean to Trust God? Maybe Not What You Think

    10/01/2015 6:40:47 PM PDT · 40 of 45
    daniel1212 to cloudmountain
    Makes sense. That could very well have been a source of inspiration for the monks.

    And which as as much weight as the "we gave you the Bible-submit to us" polemical assertion.

  • What Does It Mean to Trust God? Maybe Not What You Think

    10/01/2015 6:37:58 PM PDT · 39 of 45
    daniel1212 to JoeFromSidney
    I'm a Catholic, but I have to admit that Protestants have better hymns (at least those in English; we have some very good Latin hymns).

    I think that one thing among others that is distinctive about real Christianity is the prodigious amount and quality and type of its classic hymns, such as worship God and speak of the reality of Christ in the heart, and of Biblical themes. Which is a result not of religious indoctrination but of regeneration. Thus classic hymns (which stand in contrast to the fluff and inanity of so much contempt-ory music) and singing have histrionically abounded in evangelical faith, as has Scripture-based devotional works. Blind Fanny Crosby alone penned over 8,000 hymns and gospel songs. When i was a RC (lector and CCD teacher) the priest used to exhort us, "Sing like Protestants!"

  • Attorney: Kentucky clerk Kim Davis met with pope

    10/01/2015 6:18:06 PM PDT · 51 of 51
    daniel1212 to Mrs. Don-o
    wanted to thank you for clarifying two things for me that I hadn't quite seen before: First, you evidently thought I was trying to use Scriptures to show that people in the NT Church asked for the prayerful intercession of the saints in heaven. I did not try to do that, nor could I have done so: there's no example to be had in the text.

    I was not simply referring to the conspicuous absence of even one prayer among the approx. 200 the Holy Spirit recorded in Scripture, which incongruous absence itself for such a basic common spiritual exercise is so profound as to exclude praying to anyone else but the Lord as being sanctioned, but i was also referring to attempts to such it based upon principle.

    What the sacred text does provide, is the underlying theology: the Church as the whole Body of Christ praying together with our Head, a Body which includes those here on earth as well as those who have gone on before us. It is this solidarity of all for one and one for all -- in one Spirit, one Lord, one Baptism, one Body --- in Christ our Lord, which make it possible to pray with and be prayed for by the saints, whether on earth or in heaven.

    Which is simply more of the same elastic extrapolation of Scripture ("wrest" 2Pt. 3:18), as the unity of the body of Christ, even if it allows for believers in glory interceding for those on earth, does not translate into or support praying to them.

    Only God is prayed to in Scripture, and abundantly so, and we are only instructed to address Him in prayer, and only He is shown able to hear and personally respond to the multitudinous prayers addressed to Him.

    In addition, among spiritual beings, outside of false gods, only He is shown receiving such adulation, homage and entreaty that is given to Mary.

    As said before, one would have a hard time in Bible times explaining kneeling before a statue and praising the entity it represented in the unseen world, beseeching such for Heavenly help, and making offerings to them, and giving glory and titles and ascribing attributes to such, which are never given in Scripture to created beings (except to false gods), including having the uniquely Divine power glory to hear and respond to virtually infinite numbers of prayers individually addressed to them

    Which manner of adulation would constitute worship in Scripture, yet Catholics imagine that by playing word games then they can avoid crossing the invisible line between mere "veneration" and worship.

    Moses, put down those rocks! I was only engaging in hyper dulia, not adoring her. Can't you tell the difference?

    I liked your observation that the actual examples of such intercessory prayer are from Sacred Tradition and not from the text of the NT. This Sacred Tradition shows how the Church from the very beginning understood and acted on these truths.

    What is there to like? This is one example of one of many errors that developed in post OT Judaism with its many fables and superstitions, and which the NT warns of.

    You affirm one thing as Sacred Tradition but cannot sanction all that comes in the cart, and which means that the real basis for the veracity of prayer to created being in Heaven such is the infallible magisterium of Rome. RCs invokes Scripture and Tradition to support this, but which operates under the premise that one one cannot be sure what the contents of Divine revelation are apart from faith in her.

    For Rome has presumed to infallibly declare she is and will be perpetually infallible whenever she speaks in accordance with her infallibly defined (scope and subject-based) formula, which renders her declaration that she is infallible, to be infallible, as well as all else she accordingly declares.

    I had been thinking that the earliest examples we have of praying for the dead, and of being prayed for by those in heaven, were the following: 2 Macc 12:35-49...2 Macc. 15:11-16

    Which comes from books which were disputed as canonical until after the death of Luther, and in the first instance supports offerings and prayers being made for souls who die due to mortal sin, for which Rome holds there is no hope, despite RC special pleading here.Thus if anything this apocryphal book proves too much.

    Nor does this teaching praying to the departed or angels, which remains the issue, not whether the departed may pray for those on earth. Why RCs move the goal posts is obvious.

    What Jacques Le Goff makes of this I do not know, but you quote him saying that by a century after Judas Maccabeus (about 70 BC), you find Jews praying for the dead. You seem to be familiar with this De Goff's writings. What evidence does he proffer that there were Jews circa 70 B.C. were praying for the dead? The earliest examples I can find, aside from that, are from the inscriptions on the Catacombs, 2nd-rd century A.D. That's not to say there isn't textual evidence, too, from Ante-Nicene writings, but not that I have seen.

    2 Macc was penned about 124 B.C. (est.) Le Goff finds:

    PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD Christians seem to have acquired the habit of praying for their dead at a very early date. This was an innovation, as Salomon Reinach nicely observes: "Pagans prayed to the dead, Christians prayed for the dead." Now, it is of course true that beliefs and mentalities do not change overnight, so it should come as no surprise that we do find instances, particularly in the domain of popular belief, in which non-Christians prayed for the suffering dead in the other world....

    These practices developed around the beginning of the Christian era. They were a phenomenon of the times, particularly noticeable in Egypt, the great meeting ground for peoples and religions. Traveling in Egypt around 50 s.c., Diodorus of Sicily was struck by the funerary customs: "As soon as the casket containing the corpse is placed on the bark, the survivors call upon the infernal gods and beseech them to admit the soul to the place received for pious men. The crowd adds its own cheers, together with pleas that the deceased be allowed to enjoy eternal life in Hades, in the society of the good."

    "The passage cited earlier from the Second Book of Maccabees, which was composed by an Alexandrian Jew during the half-century preceding Diodorus's journey, should no doubt be seen against this background." It then becomes clear that at the time of Judas Maccabeus--around 170 s.c., a surprisingly innovative period—prayer for the dead was not practiced, but that a century later it was practiced by certain Jews. No doubt it is in relation to beliefs of this type that we should think of the strange custom described by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:29-30: "Else what should they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead?" This baptism for the dead was not the Christian baptism but rather the baptism received by Greek proselytes who converted to Judaism.

    The abundant epigraphic and liturgical evidence available for the first few centuries of the Christian era has often been used to prove that belief in Purgatory is very ancient indeed." But it seems to me that the interpretation goes beyond the evidence. The favors that God is urged to grant the dead essentially involve the pleasures of Paradise, or at any rate a state defined by pax et lux, peace and light. Not until the end of the fifth century (or the beginning of the sixth) do we find an inscription that speaks of the "redemption of the soul" of one who is deceased.

    The soul in question is that of a Gallo-Roman woman from Briord, whose epitaph includes the phrase pro redemptionem animae suae.s. Furthermore, the inscriptions and prayers make no mention of a specific place of redemption or waiting other than the one traditional since the time of the Gospels, the "bosom of Abraham." But in order for the idea of Purgatory to develop, it was essential that the living be concerned about the fate of their dead, that the living maintain contacts with the dead, not in order to call on them for protection, but rather in order to improve their condition through prayer. - The Birth of Purgatory By Jacques Le Goff. pp. 45,46 , transcribed using

  • What Does It Mean to Trust God? Maybe Not What You Think

    10/01/2015 4:39:44 PM PDT · 37 of 45
    daniel1212 to cloudmountain
    I hadn't known that he was in the slave business. He DID stay in the slave trade, so I guess his conversion was partial.

    He should have left sooner, and popes should not have supported such either.

    God heard his prayer for life and he was inspired to thank our good Lord in song.

    Indeed, though some RCs think it should not be sung. And I have read that he actually worked to turn souls away from Christ in the years before his conversion, and went thru suffering that should have softened his heart.

  • What Does It Mean to Trust God? Maybe Not What You Think

    10/01/2015 9:03:27 AM PDT · 26 of 45
    daniel1212 to Salvation
    Monsignor Pope to me, is a connoisseur of music. He has all kinds of music, Gospel, swing, hymns like this one, even Catholic ones. It must be his hobby. I don’t hold it against him.

    As long as he does not sing the likes of Amazing Grace?

  • What Does It Mean to Trust God? Maybe Not What You Think

    10/01/2015 9:02:07 AM PDT · 25 of 45
    daniel1212 to cloudmountain
    Didn't most hymns find their source in monastic choirs? Read that on Google when I asked about the source of most Protestant hymns.

    Something about the book of Psalms .

  • What Does It Mean to Trust God? Maybe Not What You Think

    10/01/2015 8:59:13 AM PDT · 24 of 45
    daniel1212 to edwinland
    Have you ever seen a Catholic hymnal? It’s full of hymns written by Protestants.

    I understand. I was referring to those who do not (no Protestant song or hymn should ever be sung in a Catholic Church), or who (like Michael Vori) even think Amazing Grace should not be used. -

  • What Does It Mean to Trust God? Maybe Not What You Think

    10/01/2015 7:56:00 AM PDT · 6 of 45
    daniel1212 to Salvation; redleghunter; Springfield Reformer; kinsman redeemer; BlueDragon; metmom; boatbums; ...
    An old hymn with that title says, When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll; whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul.

    But the Msgr. is quoting a Protestant hymn! Where is the outrage from traditionalists who censure such us in their cultic defense of Mother Church?

    "It Is Well With My Soul" is a hymn penned by hymnist Horatio Spafford and composed by Philip Bliss. First published in Gospel Songs No. 2 by Sankey and Bliss (1876), it is possibly the most influential and enduring in the Bliss repertoire and is often taken as a choral model, appearing in hymnals of a wide variety of Christian fellowships.[2]

    This hymn was written after traumatic events in Spafford's life. The first was the 1871 Great Chicago Fire, which ruined him financially (he had been a successful lawyer and had invested significantly in property in the area of Chicago that was extensively damaged by the great fire). His business interests were further hit by the economic downturn of 1873, at which time he had planned to travel to Europe with his family on the SS Ville du Havre. In a late change of plan, he sent the family ahead while he was delayed on business concerning zoning problems following the Great Chicago Fire.

    While crossing the Atlantic, the ship sank rapidly after a collision with a sea vessel, the Loch Earn, and all four of Spafford's daughters died. His wife Anna survived and sent him the now famous telegram, "Saved alone …". Shortly afterwards, as Spafford traveled to meet his grieving wife, he was inspired to write these words as his ship passed near where his daughters had died.[3] Bliss called his tune Ville du Havre, from the name of the stricken vessel.[4]

    he Spaffords later had three more children. On February 11, 1880, their son, Horatio Goertner Spafford, died at the age of four, of scarlet fever. Their daughters were Bertha Hedges Spafford (born March 24, 1878) and Grace Spafford (born January 18, 1881). Their Presbyterian church regarded their tragedy as divine punishment. In response, the Spaffords formed their own Messianic sect, dubbed "the Overcomers" by American press. In 1881, the Spaffords, including baby Bertha and newborn Grace, set sail for Ottoman-Turkish Palestine. The Spaffords settled in Jerusalem and helped found a group called the American Colony. Colony members, later joined by Swedish Christians, engaged in philanthropic work among the people of Jerusalem regardless of their religious affiliation and without proselytizing motives—thereby gaining the trust of the local Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities. During and immediately after World War I, the American Colony played a critical role in supporting these communities through the great suffering and deprivations by running soup kitchens, hospitals, orphanages and other charitable ventures. The colony later became the subject of the Nobel prize-winning Jerusalem, by Swedish novelist Selma Lagerlöf.[3] < ->

    I am still not at the place where i can sing all of this song in all circumstances...

  • Attorney: Kentucky clerk Kim Davis met with pope

    09/30/2015 8:42:09 PM PDT · 49 of 51
    daniel1212 to Mrs. Don-o
    I am not one of those who so criticized JPII.

    Regardless, a Christian should no more kiss a Qur'an or show such affection to that idolatrous book than he should do so to a figure of Dagon.

    And JP2 certainly has been criticized by conservative RCs.

    I don't understand your comment about Elias, as referenced in the Epistle of James.

    It was the next verse after the one you quoted, and the point was that Elijah did not pray to anyone else but the Lord, nor did any other believer. The Lord Himself instructed, Our Father," not "Our mother." And the Spirit cries "Abba, Father," (Gal. 4:6) not "Mamma, Mother." Only pagans made supplications to other beings. To address anyone else in Heaven infer deity, thus Christ is prated to as the only Heavenly intercessor btwn man and God, and only God is shown having the power to hear the multitudinous prayers to Heaven.

    The entire NT doctrine about the Body of Christ emphasizes that we are continually sharing spiritual goods with each other, continually praying for each other, continually bearing each others' burdens --- and that we all need each other. Jesus Christ clearly also teaches that the faithful who have gone on before us are not dead, because certainly they are all alive unto God

    Therefore they are a part of this continual intercession.

    Typical vain egregious extrapolation, as your premise utterly fails to warrant your conclusion. Outside being examples, the interdependence of the Body of Christ shown to be practiced on earth. Being alive in glory as part of the body of Christ simply does not translate into hearing prayers addressed to them and and making intercession in response! You have to know better than that.

    The Bible nowhere teaches that the departed are dependent on us, nor that they are receiving prayer addressed to them, or still sharing things with us, nor even that any created being of Heaven could communicate with those in this realm unless both parties were somehow in the same realm in a personal encounter.

    Only God is shown able to hear all the prayers of earth, whom believers can commune with without a earthly visitation of sorts

    Yet despite the absence of even one single prayer to created beings in all the Bible, Caths presume to add as a doctrine what the Holy Spirit left out, despite prayer being a most basic practice, with about 200 prayers being recorded! So then they attempt to argue for it based upon the false premise of correspondence to earthly relations, as if complete, but which Scripture also fails to support.

    It appears to me that many don't quite see the church as the pillar and foundation of the truth, though the church is His Body and His Bride.

    What? You want to extrapolate the novel (in Scripture) practice of praying to created beings in Heaven out of 1Tim. 3:15?! That is specious desperation, and which incredibly presumes the Scriptures do not say enough on prayer so that you must cook it up out of false premises.

    Give it up. You would be better off just admitting it is not of Scripture, but of tradition.

    As French historian Jacques Le Goff states,

    “It then becomes clear that at the time of Judas Maccabeus - around 170 B.C., a surprisingly innovative period - prayer for the dead was not practiced, but that a century later it was practiced by certain Jews.” — Jacques Le Goff, The Birth of Purgatory, p. 45, trans. Arthur Goldhammer (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

  • Pope Francis ‘criticises Rome’s mayor’

    09/30/2015 2:15:00 PM PDT · 10 of 14
    daniel1212 to redleghunter
    The Mayor of Rome should not be upset with these comments. There are Catholics, here, on FR who say the same thing about Francis.

    Indeed. But there are many varieties sadly holding to basic unifying errors on the broad way of damnation.

  • Pope Francis met Secretly with Kim Davis, Offered his Support and Prayers

    09/30/2015 11:37:32 AM PDT · 33 of 48
    daniel1212 to tanknetter
    Davis’ parents are Roman Catholic. The Rosary is being given to them.

    I know that, so if a Hindu have them prayer beads (also used in Buddhism, Catholicism, Islam, Sikhism and the Bahá'í Faith to mark the repetitions of prayers, chants or devotions) should they give them to members of that faith or others?

    Or do you really think they are Scriptural? Or that they must be?

  • Attorney: Kentucky clerk Kim Davis met with pope

    09/30/2015 11:32:50 AM PDT · 47 of 51
    daniel1212 to Gamecock
    What I continue to find fascinating is how FRoman Catholics continue to beat the straw horse that each Protestant is his/her own Pope, but then they all are upset about Frank. Tgey seem to think they are better Catholics than he is. Who are they to judge?

    Indeed. We are told that we need to submit to submit to all Rome teaches, which includes following the pope in all public teaching, rather than ascertaining the veracity of Truth claims by Scripture, but then they disagree with the popes manifest interpretation of church teaching.

  • Attorney: Kentucky clerk Kim Davis met with pope

    09/30/2015 11:29:31 AM PDT · 46 of 51
    daniel1212 to Mrs. Don-o
    Kim Davis accepted that rosary like the gracious Christian lady she is. She's one of my heroes. I am glad she has a Catholic mother.

    And JP2 graciously accepted a Qur'an to kiss, and to this day RCs criticize him for so doing.

    "The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful. " James 5:16. Even if that person is in heaven.

    Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. (James 5:17)

    Go find even one prayer in Scripture by anyone but pagans that was addressed to anyone in Heaven but the Lord. Or even where they can hear all such (elders and angels offering up incense in memorial at the end is not it). Its right after the verse that says Ishmael was the child of promise, as Islam teaches . The difference in both heresies is in the matter of degrees.

  • Attorney: Kentucky clerk Kim Davis met with pope

    09/30/2015 9:17:41 AM PDT · 45 of 51
    daniel1212 to Gene Eric
    He has defenders here, while other imagine they do not have to give assent to all encyclicals, and pick and choose which Cath. teaching is valid based upon their judgment of past non-inspired teaching of Rome, while censuring evangelicals who do so from wholly inspired Scripture.

    Those FReepers are defending Catholicism hoping for silver linings notwithstanding your antagonistic BS.

    That all you have Gene? A mere spitwad of bare denial.

  • Pope Francis met Secretly with Kim Davis, Offered his Support and Prayers

    09/30/2015 9:14:36 AM PDT · 32 of 48
    daniel1212 to BlackElk; Elsie; steve8714
    I am a Roman Catholic for nigh onto seventy years now

    What kind of Catholic? Latin or Eastern Orthodox, or do you deny the title Catholic to the latter? If an RC, are you one that wholly affirms Vatican Two reforms and the present pope and his social teaching, and rejects the premise that RCs are to seek to ascertain the validity of modern teaching by examination of past teaching, and or the magisterial level of each teaching to see if he may dissent, but are to just submit to all the church teaches, with present teaching defining the past? Such as this RC basically judges you are to do:

    Praxis [practice] is quite simple for faithful Catholics: give your religious assent of intellect and will to Catholic doctrine, whether it is infallible or not. That's what our Dogmatic Constitution on the Church demands, that's what the Code of Canon Laws demand, and that is what the Catechism itself demands. Heb 13:17 teaches us to "obey your leaders and submit to them." This submission is not contingent upon inerrancy or infallibility. -

    (Note that within this category are variations.)

    For to do less creates division. As one poster wryly commented,

    The last time the church imposed its judgment in an authoritative manner on "areas of legitimate disagreement," the conservative Catholics became the Sedevacantists and the Society of St. Pius X, the moderate Catholics became the conservatives, the liberal Catholics became the moderates, and the folks who were excommunicated, silenced, refused Catholic burial, etc. became the liberals. The event that brought this shift was Vatican II; conservatives then couldn't handle having to actually obey the church on matters they were uncomfortable with, so they left. — Nathan,

    Or are you one of the RCs which determines whether modern teaching requires assent based upon his judgment of its conformity with past papal teaching, and thus are accused by the other party of basically being as Protestants? And thus they reject parts of V2 as well as latest papal encyclical as a whole from requiring religious assent (excludes public dissent), although past papal teaching requires assent to all such ?

    Note that within this category are variations.

    and always have been and shall be one to the moment of my death.

    So a RC is forbidden by no less than Trent from assuming they will never fall, but they can assert they will never leave the Catholic church? Which either means one can be a Catholic and die outside of grace, or that you are engaging in unholy presumption, or that Trent is wrong. Of course, the Scriptural reality is that as a Catholic you are part of the largest deformation of the NT church , which at best is basically invisible in Scripture, and in rare cases means that to remain in Rome means that one will end up in Hell, to their eternal horror. I pray God grants them repentance.

    That is not criticism of your faith or of anyone else's faith that I do not share fully.

    So you can take a stand for one faith which claims to be the one true one without (implicitly at lest) criticizing another? Or do you deny the exclusive claims of Rome, or even the historical teaching of Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus? Some even are glad for the Inquisitions which dealt with "heretics" by the use of torture and death, and obedience to the pope required extermination of the heretics. Again, just what kind of Catholic are you? You seem to want everyone to get along, but you differ with those in your own church.

    In the early days of Christianity, it was said by our mutual enemies that you will know the Christians.

    Which Scripture tells us, and likewise testifies that NT Christianity was without an perpetual infallible papal office to whom all the church looked to as such in Rome, or Eucharistic belief as being same sacrifice as Calvary, and thus the source and summit of the Christian life around which sacrament all else revolved, by which one obtains spiritual life by literally consuming the "real" body and blood of Christ, or praying to created beings in Heaven,, or a class of clergy distinctively titled "priests," or baptism effecting justification on the basis of one's own holiness, thus again becoming good enough through postmortem purifying torments in purgatory, etc.

    But which were told to "earnestly contend for the faith once delivered," (Jude 1:3) which is revealed in Scripture as supreme.

    They are the ones that LOVE ONE ANOTHER. And so we should always be. I wish that people here of whatever persuasion would calm down, respect one another even when we belong to differing faiths, demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ in our daily lives and in exchanges with one another.

    Which i do try to do, but the same love that is shown in changing a flat tire in the temporal realm is also to be shown in regards to the eternal spiritual interest of a soul. Both for salvation and to glorify God via worship in spirit and truth. And thus the Lord corrected by Scripture those who sat in the seat of Moses. (Mk. 7:2-16) and Paul contended with the same.

    When Methodist Churches in the New Haven area no longer had pastors worthy of respect and instead all had relentlessly leftist pastors, Hilda repaired to her living room and her easy chair and took up her beloved Bible and read it lovingly digesting every word until the words were worn off the pages.

    Yet infallible teaching of Rome damns non-RC souls to Hell, and some of your own brethren here affirm such must convert to Catholicism to be saved. Thus the question remains, just what kind of Catholic are you?

    Heaven would be a far, far poorer place without the wonderful Reformed Christians who post here and, when I was in coma from Thanksgiving to Christmas last year, many of them and many of my fellow Catholics here prayed me back to a semblance of normal life despite my heart trouble, diabetes and kidney failure. For the first seventeen days of that coma, I was in Intensive Care and I was not expected to survive until the next day. With the help of those prayers and of the God that you and I worship, I can drive 20 miles each way to dialysis three times a week.

    I am sorry for your health problems, and glad for they mercies yet realized, and may you see God's salvific mercy on your body and soul. it is very apparent that you are unlike the majority of RCs we deal with here, and who express scorn for us while incessantly promoting Rome, but which (as a veteran of the RF by God's grace) I have never seen you reprove. And as foe ecumenism, the fact is that while we often can enjoy fellowship of the Spirit with other evangelicals of various different churches, due to a share transformative conversion, and in which Christ and His word is central, we rarely realize this with RCs, since they find security in a church and Mary, and trust in their baptism and that they will merit eternal life and enter glory thru purgatory, and know of a day of transformative regeneration. Thus if we esteem the word of God and the salvation of souls, then we will contend for doctrine.

    I used to rail and rage against the more aggressive Reformed Christians here when they argued against Catholicism. You know what? I grew up at an advanced age. I stopped arguing like that and trading insult for insult.

    Railing and raging and resorting to ad hominem arguments is all to typical of RCs in particular, but which is not necessarily the same as contending via evidence and reason against the promotion of Rome as the one true church, which has constantly been done here. Do you expect us to stay silent? If an imam gave Davis a Qur'an, and then accepted it to pass on then would be out of line in criticizing it? Pray to Mary is heretical.

    First of all, I respect your absolute right to choose your own faith commitment. I'm not going to stop being Catholic and you likely aren't going to leave your faith behind either. Let's try to get along anyway.

    So "getting along" means I cannot express criticism of false doctrine? That simply is not the kind of " getting along" approved by Scripture.

    I'd love to see the entire world be Tridentine Roman Catholics but it is not going to happen any more than there will be a worldwide Caliphate under Mohammed el Kaboomski converting the whole world to Islam

    Both would be a damnable error.

    When the Inquisition burned Jan Hus and others who were Christian victims, the Inquisition also burned Catholics such as St. Joan of Arc and corruptly caused the death by being hanged, drawn and quartered and beheaded Sir William Wallace, the noble Scottish rebel and burned the Dominican monk of Florence, Fr. Savanarola for resisting the authority of the absolutely notorious Pope Alexander VI.

    But if obedience to the pope and councils back then meant engaging in such then how can obeying the pope necessarily now be correct. And if each RCs must judge whether RC teaching is valid or nor, then how are they different from evangelicals who do so?

    I agree with Alberta's Child that Kim Davis is soon to swim the Tiber, like many before her, maybe her husband as well. Many swim the Tiber in the opposite direction as well. Is that any skin off your nose?

    The skin would be off her nose, and more than that, and would join the list of those who stood against compromise in one major issue but succumbed to another major one. And she would be joining a church which counts even proabortion, prosodomite pils as members in life and in death.

    We should all: Catholic, Reformed and others stand in solidarity with her, regardless of her denomination, for her brave witness

    Working together to stop Muslim invaders or the link, due to some shared basic convictions, is not the same as agreeing on other critical aspects which are the alternative to it.

    nd in opposition to US District Court judge David Bunning, allegedly a Catholic although I see no Catholicism in the wretch.

    Which is merely your opinion, while your church shows hers by treating such as members, joining the Teddy K Caths.

    I would gladly see Bunning arrested, jailed, tried, convicted, and sentenced to extraordinary time in jail or something more permanent, not because he is a heretic or a schismatic but because he deprives people like Kim Davis of her God given right to freedom of worship in violation of his judicial oath of office.

    Note in his judgment, or apparently SCOTUS. And under the RC model, we are to obey the supreme interpretive magistrate.

    He is no more Catholic and no more Christian than Nancy Pelosi, the late Ted Kennedy,

    But whom your pope wrote a nice letter to, thanking him for his prayers and we see not a word of rebuke, before giving him a glorious church funeral. Which in-deed manifests Rome';s interpretation of canon law, for all to follow.

    Off with their heads, each and every one and NOT for heresy but for crimes for which each citizen should expect to be hanged.

    And the "crimes" you cite are due to belief, and you just restrict such hanging to secular power, and the like sentiment is apparently held by many RCs toward the likes of us. You are just one brand of RC in a church of varied RCs professing unity, and condemning disunity.

    I would certainly condemn "separation of Church and state"

    And RCs here have advocated for a RC monarchy, under which we would be censored.

    which appears nowhere in the text of the US Constitution or its First Amendment

    But it does forbid the theocratic state which Rome used to effect her rule, and is what was being avoided.

    Please recall that Maryland was originally a Catholic colony but, when the leaders of Maryland invited Protestants into the colony as citizens thereof, they took over, terminated the status as the Catholic colony...burned St. Mary's to the ground and plowed its wreckage under the ground

    And how was Rome different in its past?

    It was never meant to be a weapon against religion as such as the ACLU advocates.

    Yet implicitly informally expressing the Christian faith implicit in its Founders and populace.

    I respect your zeal, your commitment to our Savior, to His Father in heaven and to the Holy Spirit and to Scripture. I may disagree with this or that tenet of your Faith but I will not insult you over any differences. If you are persistent enough or rude, I will simply walk away. That would be a shame not because I cannot convert you or because you cannot convert me but because we will be unable to stand shoulder to shoulder fighting the good fight against our actual common enemies for the wide cornucopia of beliefs that we DO share.

    That is Francisology, but Christians also held to a shared morality with the Jews of the 1st c., yet those who preach a false gospel are accused, which Rome does and is, though some within of simply faith know God, and if I care about souls and Truth then i must seek their salvation and contend for the Truth, for the glory of God, and by His grace.

  • Pope Francis met Secretly with Kim Davis, Offered his Support and Prayers

    09/29/2015 9:27:47 PM PDT · 16 of 48
    daniel1212 to Alberta's Child
    Here's my prediction: Kim Davis will become a Catholic before all is said and done.

    Which would standing against one error while succumbing to another.

    And while in past centuries obedience to the pope could mean having to exterminate all the heretics like Kim from the land, and condemning separation of church and state and freedom of religion, modern pope sound like this was never the case as they stand for the latter.