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Posts by LurkLongley

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  • TRUMP is Secretariat!

    02/01/2016 3:57:52 AM PST · 40 of 62
    LurkLongley to V K Lee; All

    Seig heil!

    Disgusting, revolting behavior. We’re not a bunch mindless sheep.

    Don’t forget your smelling salts for when you pass out at the next rally.

  • Rep. Steve King Says He 'Knows Things' About Trump Endorsements

    02/01/2016 3:49:38 AM PST · 79 of 262
    LurkLongley to RC one; All

    Blindness in large numbers is still blindness.

    Populism is an addictive opiate, while conservatism requires thought.

  • Trump on Drugs - The Donald adopts another dumb Democrat health care position.

    02/01/2016 3:42:32 AM PST · 29 of 185
    LurkLongley to Greetings_Puny_Humans; All

    Knock off the name calling.

    The simple fact is that the Donald has no track record to which we can refer to ascertain his positions, only his words, and they are contradictory and change often. If he wants the highest office in the country, I, for one, would prefer something more tangible than, “we’ll replace it with something great,”. What in blazes is that supposed to mean.

    Quit clogging threads with nonsense that we have heard a thousand times before. I just want a fully vetted candidate, and one whose values make me feel secure with their decision making ability.

    Trump is neither at the moment, but I reserve judgement. Would have been nice if he hadn’t skipped the last debate.

  • No More Deals [New Ted Cruz ad hitting Trump on his crony capitalist connections]

    01/31/2016 4:56:26 AM PST · 205 of 224
    LurkLongley to DoughtyOne; All

    Oh my Lord, seriously? Who are we going to cannibalize next?Rush?

    The level of contortions that are used to excuse the Donald’ s current and former positions is absurd. Now the great one is verboten? I’d vote for him over DT any day and twice on Sunday.

  • No More Deals [New Ted Cruz ad hitting Trump on his crony capitalist connections]

    01/31/2016 4:47:33 AM PST · 203 of 224
    LurkLongley to HiTech RedNeck

    That’s what primaries are for, figuring that out BEFORE we elect someone.

  • Ever Had a Look at Ted Cruz's Resume?

    01/31/2016 4:41:27 AM PST · 55 of 112
    LurkLongley to SubMareener; All

    You’re definitely correct on the wild ride part. I’d rather have Ted’s.

    With the Donald we get; no moral compass, no ethical grounding, no ideological or philosophical moorings, and a narcissism that makes Obummer look positively humble.

    That is a train with no ties, track or spikes. Executive experience or not, Cruz is still the only real conservative in this race. It is amazing to see how someone who has been a conservative standard bearer, and cheered here, is now public enemy number one of a lot of Freepers.

    I’ll pull the lever for Donald in November if that is the only anti demoncrap choice. I will be rueing the long list of actual, bona fide conservative Candidates we have had in years.

  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XI

    01/30/2016 4:47:56 AM PST · 17 of 31
    LurkLongley to Windflier

    I worry about comments like yours. I don’t want a Boss, there are too many chiefs and not enough Indians as it is. I have this sinking feeling that von Papen and Ludendorf were under similar delusions about Herr Hitler.

    To my mind, there is too much about the Donald we don’t know, and what we do know is sketchy at best. I’m not looking for a saint, but, since when did we become willing to nominate a man who seems to have no moral compass? Since when did single payer health care become a policy of conservatives? Have you ever heard DT give a coherent explanation of the role of the executive? What departments will he cut, how many federal employees will he terminate?

    I am glad that Trump is in the race. The attention that he has brought to immigration is laudable and has shifted the discussion. I would hold my nose and vote for him if he wins the nomination, but a prayer would be on my lips.

    I am sure that I will be flamed. The attacks on anyone not taking the Trump jump here are nauseating. I have read posts wondering what the”Boss” will do to those who didn’t toe the line. That is scary crazy talk.

    I will add one last observation. No plan ever survives first contact with the enemy. I will vote judging a person by their character, as that is my best guide for how they would handle a crisis. As always, my first question about any candidate is their position on the ongoing genocide of the unborn. If a candidate cannot recognize this as the single most important moral question of our time, then I have to question their whole worldview.

  • Would Donald Trump Be a Pro-Abortion President?

    01/18/2016 4:45:53 AM PST · 71 of 225
    LurkLongley to St_Thomas_Aquinas

    Spot on with both comments.

    It’s Weimar-esqe enough to send a chill up my spine.

    Obama crossed the Rubicon, now it is only left for us to choose our Octavian. He/she? Pick your flavor.

  • The Icon FAQ

    01/01/2016 5:57:27 PM PST · 35 of 69
    LurkLongley to unlearner

    Wow. As a member of the “sick and evil minded”, I caution you to remove the beam from your eye before trying to remove the sliver from mine.

    The level of vitriol and hate that consumes you is galling.

  • Trump to 60 Minutes: single payer health care

    12/31/2015 4:04:28 AM PST · 387 of 396
    LurkLongley to Cringing Negativism Network

    Please, for your own sake, go and read the analysis of our new national nightmare that exist in many places. For all of the reasons that you stated that you like Obolacare, it is n not sustainable financially. In addition, the millions who you are convinced got coverage is a big crock. Most people without coverage remain uncovered. It’s a fact, please look it up and know what you are talking about. Additionally, health insurance doesn’t mean much if you cannot meet the co-pay or the deductibles.

    Do some research on the British National Health Service, or Canada’s system and tell me how happy you think you will be when some uneducated political hack decides that you don’t need that lifesaving treatment after all.

    The whole thing is a shell game. It accomplished the first part of its goal by giving the government access to your medical records. The death panels already exist.

  • Trump to 60 Minutes: single payer health care

    12/30/2015 5:19:52 AM PST · 323 of 396
    LurkLongley to Cringing Negativism Network; All

    I feel like I’m in bizzaro world. Did I just read correctly that Obolacare is better than private insurance? Just because of one “gimmedat”? Is it better if you are 25 and can sponge off mom and dad? How about if you get sick and haven’t coverage, no worries, we’ll cover you too!

    Wow. It is amazing. On what is supposed to be a conservative forum.

    I refuse to have a discussion regarding single payer. I know the British NHS too well. In addition, we conservatives have hashed this out too many times and if you don’t understand the economics of healthcare insurance, or math, I don’t have time to enlighten you.

    I have a degenerative muscular and joint disease. My wife and I have made the conscious decision not to use Medicare although we are eligible for it. We are sticking with the private healthcare we pay for because we know that the treatment that I receive will eventually be denied by the gubmint due to the high cost (4-5k per month) and I will be back in a wheelchair.

    Don’t tell me about fair. When my costs continue to rise faster than my income, and my doctors spend more time on their computer than with me, we’ve gone from expensive and complicated to unaffordable and incomprehensible.

    I will vote for our nominee, whomever that happens to be because I know one thing, we are better off with Trump or Cruz than with Hitlery. I hope the Donald evolves more on this topic.

  • Trump might just be right

    12/12/2015 5:12:27 AM PST · 15 of 26
    LurkLongley to Eddie01

    It’s disturbing to see so many pundits and conservative thinkers consistently echoing the leftist canard about the separation of church and state. There is no such thing except in private letters of Jefferson. There is, however, the Establishment Clause in the Bill of Rights. We need to not cede the language of the debate to the masters of deception.

  • To Stop Ted Cruz, The Fates of Donald Trump and Marco Rubio Are Now Intertwined

    12/02/2015 12:19:54 PM PST · 26 of 41
    LurkLongley to dforest; All

    My goodness. It wasn’t very long ago that Erik and Red state were well respected around these parts. I, for one, don’t mind any healthy theories or debate, especially from one of our own (right up until he failed to take the personal oath of allegiance to the Donald).

    FR is starting to resemble a “safe space” for Trump supporters only. How quickly we eat our own.

  • Rush Limbaugh: ‘Compared To Reagan, Trump Is Not A Conservative

    11/25/2015 4:22:02 AM PST · 22 of 198
    LurkLongley to Ultima

    While I don’t disagree with your premise, I am concerned that the singular focus of many on the immigration catastrophe has blinded some of us to overlook many of the Donald’ s positions over the years relative to the principles of the conservative movement. I won’t regurgitate the full list, many others have,and will continue to note where Trump is divergent from what we have called for for years.

    My biggest concern is that we are going to elect the GOP version of Obummer. I am most concerned about governing via E.O.’s. Will we cheer on our Ceaser after 8 years of his High and Mightiness, and does this portend the end of the Republic, or the beginning of its restoration, it’s hard to tell with Trump.

    I am convinced that Trump has even odds of becoming our nominee, I hope he has the guts to unite the party and picks Cruz as his veep, he needs a Constitutionally grounded conservative to put the federal leviathan in check and return power to the states and we the people. Let Ted go nuts in Washington and the Donald set overall policy goals. The veep IS the President of the Senate,after all, let’s see what happens.

    I will back Cruz. Barring his nomination, I will pull the lever for Trump and hope. Trump/Cruz would make that much easier.

  • Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

    11/22/2015 3:05:23 PM PST · 75 of 80
    LurkLongley to WilliamIII

    I am reserving my opinions of the Donald, and not because I will not support him, but, because there is a lot of Demoncrap water under his bridge and I, for one, would prefer someone who didn’t invite Hitlery to His wedding as our standard bearer. Not that I am not happy to see him bring some sanity to the immigration debate, but, he was not sitting in the Oval office on 9/11 and I hate Monday morning armchair quarterbacks.

    As for little Georgey Porgey, Bill Buckley has been doing a lot of spinning in his dirt nap with some of the idiocy that has escaped his lips (fingertips). Something to do with too many Washington cocktail parties methinks.

    Seriously, take the time to do some research. If you think that Iraq was such a mistake, you are pontificating from hindsight. There was a reason why GW’ s poll numbers were stratospheric and he was supported by almost every politician of both parties and most world leaders at the time.

    I’ve always found it interesting that the same chickens#*t who as Chairman of the Joint chiefs stopped us from removing that dirtbag in 91 was the same lilly livered douche who was Sec State and handcuffed our guys with crazy ROE’ s.

    We lost Iraq to the same enemy that allowed the rape of Saigon (hint: it wasn’t the enemy we were shooting at).

  • Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

    11/22/2015 1:08:41 PM PST · 69 of 80
    LurkLongley to WilliamIII

    Really? We tried that for a decade under Bush 41, Clintoon, and the UN. Not a rousing success, obviously.

    After 9/11 all bets were off and if I had to wager a guess, I don’t think that the gipper would have agreed with your analysis. Superpower with nukes=containment. Little tin-pot dictator=glass parking lot.

  • Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

    11/22/2015 12:48:35 PM PST · 67 of 80
    LurkLongley to WilliamIII

    So, your answer to Iraq would have been what?

    We had Iraq under control and on the way to becoming an Arab democracy if Barry hadn’t f’d up the status of forces agreement and told the jihadists exactly how long they had to wait before destabilizing the country.

    In addition, it’s always fun to hear someone parrot the dem talking points about how Saddam kept the whack jobs in check. He paid the families of suicide bombers, had terrorist training camps in Iraq, and had used chemical weapons against his own people. You think he would have hesitated to sell some to bin Laden?

    Not only that, but, your argument is akin to saying, “well, that Hitler fellow sure did keep Europe quiet, and Stalin, well there weren’t many problems with the Russian mob back then.

    I agree with you on GW’ s domestic politics, he stunk, but we also controlled both houses of congress so there’s a lot of blame to go around there.

    Still, at the end of the day, had we not nominated the worst possible candidate to run against Mr Hopey Changey, the middle east would look a lot different today.

    As for your complete misunderstanding of the financial crisis, you can thank Carter and Clintoon for distorting the free market with the Community Reinvestment Act and not reigning in Fannie and Freddie.

    HE wasn’t perfect, but, if you were even old enough to vote in 2000, I’m sure hope that Al Gore bumper sticker peeled right off of your Subaru.

  • Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

    11/22/2015 4:21:40 AM PST · 62 of 80
    LurkLongley to WilliamIII

    G W was not my first choice for the nomination in 2000, but, that being said, he took charge of a situation that no one looked for during the election. If Barry had been in office, we would have had an apology tour, not preemptive action.

    You sound like you believe the media/liberal lies about Bush. Maybe he was not the best, however he’s far from the worst.

    Why Don’t I support Jeb? How about that defending the presidency of GW has absolutely nothing to do with whom I feel is the best candidate for 2016.

    Get a life and study a little history. If not for GW, algore would have been busy with inconvenient truths and Saddam would be working on his nuclear program. Sounds a little like Barry and Iran, huh?

  • GOP Operative On Donald Trump: “He’s Most Likely Finished.”

    10/05/2015 4:55:24 AM PDT · 92 of 116
    LurkLongley to Chgogal

    Not enemies, self-absorbed idiots who can’t seem to get their heads out of their offshore bank accounts.

  • The Carson Cure for Obamacare

    10/05/2015 4:42:38 AM PDT · 7 of 30
    LurkLongley to ClearCase_guy

    Please. Let’s quit asking each other who we’re for. It has the creepy feeling of a litmus test. Post an article, make a pithy comment, but this Trumpmance on FR starts to get old. We are talking about Dr Carson’s plan, I believe. Please continue, pray, pardon the interruption.

  • A supermodel wife and Sarah Palin: How Donald Trump hopes to solve his 'sexism problem'

    09/08/2015 4:43:02 AM PDT · 10 of 22
    LurkLongley to Cringing Negativism Network; All

    We used to look for some moral, ethical probity in our candidates. I, for one, hope I am not the only conservative that looks askance at Mr Trump’ s personal life and wonder what it reflects of his interior life.

    I don’t have any attachments to particular candidates at this point ( Cruz and Walker are near the top, but I am willing to be convinced by Trump ), but I still value values.

  • When Donald Trump Talks Higher Taxes, Does GOP Listen?

    09/08/2015 4:29:03 AM PDT · 6 of 54
    LurkLongley to expat_panama

    Don’t worry about taxes. THE DONALD has it all covered. Your eyes are getting veeery sleeepy. Just repeat after me

    There’s no place like touchback amnesty...

    There’s no place like touchback amnesty...

    There’s no place like touchback amnesty...

  • Is Trump Supporting Touchback Amnesty? (VANITY)

    09/08/2015 3:59:45 AM PDT · 29 of 37
    LurkLongley to Read Write Repeat

    WE NEED TO DO ...


    NO GOPe...

    No specifics from The Donald? No problem. We’re sure he has all the answers...someplace. How do we know?...

    HE’S STRONG...



    Sheesh. Doesn’t anyone get tired of this. There isn’t any more dissenting opinions allowed. FR is now the all Trump all the time site. I skip comments for the most part now.

  • Donald Trump Wanted To Make Charlie Rangel HUD Secretary In 1999

    09/03/2015 3:46:36 AM PDT · 29 of 115
    LurkLongley to nathanbedford

    Spot on. I have great enthusiasm for what Trump has done to shake up the race but his koolaide drinkers are getting to be a bit much.

  • Advice to Donald Trump's Over-Praisers and Over-Criticizers

    08/21/2015 7:39:29 AM PDT · 27 of 38
    LurkLongley to papertyger; All

    That’s not shouting, but, you know what I’m talking about.

    Even your comment displays my concern. I’ve seen some pretty decent media smackdowns by other candidates, but no one but the D can handle the media. I don’t think that is fact.

    I’m not talking about conspiracies, I’m talking about the selection of the BEST candidate based on their positions, policies, and ideals, the last once considered the cornerstone of all the others. Their ethics if you want a secular term.

    George W was not my favorite president, nor was he by far my least. You are unfortunately correct about his ability to communicate, but he was an honorable man. I wonder about the D’ s ethical, moral foundations.

  • Advice to Donald Trump's Over-Praisers and Over-Criticizers

    08/21/2015 5:11:11 AM PDT · 22 of 38
    LurkLongley to LurkLongley

    Supposed to be Daily Kos. Darn Otto Korrect. Terrible proofreader.

  • Advice to Donald Trump's Over-Praisers and Over-Criticizers

    08/21/2015 5:08:40 AM PDT · 21 of 38
    LurkLongley to hondact200

    Spot on. I have been a FReeper for many years. Our primary bench is the best that we have had in all of the year’s of my adult life (and I remember LBJ in office). Suddenly we have a multiplicity of conservative choices, and anything other than full throated love of the D is shouted down. This is starting to resemble the Daily Los or DU. I’m here to discuss and debate with my fellows, not get shouted at by sycophants of ANY candidate. I think that we have a long way before we decide on a nominee, and I, for one, would like to see all of the candidates thoroughly vetted before we all stampede to get behind this extremely nominal conservative.

    I’m not saying that I dislike or wouldn’t vote for the D, I just think that it’s too soon to annoint anyone, especially given the proven winners we have running (Cruz, Walker, Carson).

  • New York Churches Receive Tearful Farewells

    07/28/2015 5:57:31 AM PDT · 15 of 26
    LurkLongley to chrisser; All

    Actually, that is beginning to happen in some places.

    Check out newoldchurch.org to see a good example.

  • Russell Wilson Says He and Ciara Will Practice Abstinence Until Marriage

    07/07/2015 5:39:05 AM PDT · 19 of 22
    LurkLongley to nickcarraway

    Guess I read that wrong, still, the article article’s tenor made it sound as if they had not been practicing previously. Again, probably a misread on my part.

  • Russell Wilson Says He and Ciara Will Practice Abstinence Until Marriage

    07/07/2015 3:37:30 AM PDT · 12 of 22
    LurkLongley to Pollster1

    He is a flaming hypocrite. If they are going to “practice” abstinence before marriage, it sounds as if their practices were not going so well prior to their engagement, or did I read this incorrectly?

  • Was The Papacy Established By Christ? (Part 2)

    06/21/2015 3:17:05 AM PDT · 77 of 81
    LurkLongley to ealgeone

    Neither is Lutheran, Anglican, etc. Rome certainly has a mention or two (not very positive in some cases).

  • Was The Papacy Established By Christ? (Part 2)

    06/20/2015 6:47:29 PM PDT · 70 of 81
    LurkLongley to ealgeone

    We don’t, you do. Catholic simply means universal, as was clearly understood by the early church. We refer to ourselves as Catholic (universal) Christians. I am a disciple of Jesus of Nazareth, the Magisterium of Holy Mother Church merely exists to serve all of the savior’ s disciples. As the title of the pope suggests; Servant of the Servants of God.

  • Was The Papacy Established By Christ? (Part 2)

    06/20/2015 5:44:55 PM PDT · 68 of 81
    LurkLongley to ealgeone

    You are, unfortunately correct, but, don’t feel bad, there is room in Holy Mother Church for you as well as the rest of us 1.2 billion CHRISTIANS. As for the rest, there is room for all, and no one needs be a counterfeit Christian when the real thing is available.

    Seriously? I feel tremendous sorrow for you if you actually believe that steaming pile of horse hockey.

  • Was The Papacy Established By Christ? (Part 2)

    06/20/2015 3:52:31 AM PDT · 32 of 81
    LurkLongley to .45 Long Colt

    Sorry, it was late, I was tired after long travel, and I viewed this “scholarly” piece as another in the long series of back and forth flame wars that are ALWAYS occurring on FR.

    Thank you for your recognition of my possible Christianity, I am saved and I give thanks to God every day for it.

    I mentioned Luther only in passing to illustrate the point about human inventors of all other sects.

    I wish Godspeed on your journey, and I will issue a warning and an invitation. Be not so certain that all of your clever memorization of scripture and its attendant “understanding” isn’t the whisper of Satan in your ear, and I would welcome you home to full communion with Christ’s Bride our Holy Mother the One Holy Roman and Apostolic Church.

  • Was The Papacy Established By Christ? (Part 2)

    06/19/2015 8:37:21 PM PDT · 21 of 81
    LurkLongley to MHGinTN

    I am saved by the atoning suffering and death of my Savior and given the hope of the eternal life by His Resurrection. Any and all “works” which I perform are to conform my will more closely to His.

  • Was The Papacy Established By Christ? (Part 2)

    06/19/2015 8:27:39 PM PDT · 20 of 81
    LurkLongley to .45 Long Colt

    So, now, not only am I not a Christian, but I am a follower of the Enemy! The only thing I see here is a pathetic attempt by a pygmy Martin Luther who believes that they can discern the unfathomable plan of the Creator of the universe better than the men and women who ate and drank at our Lord’s side. I’m going to stick with the faith handed down from the Apostles rather than the one invented by your uncle, your next door neighbor’s wife, or the wino at the end of the block.

    There is such a thing as ultimate Truth, and Christ is he. He left us the Church and gave the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven to Peter and his successors. I am sorry that this leaves all of the little Papal wannabes out in the cold, but, my Lord made the rules, it’s up to you if you want to follow Him, or your little man-made churchlets.

  • Was The Papacy Established By Christ? (Part 2)

    06/19/2015 7:58:37 PM PDT · 15 of 81
    LurkLongley to Talisker

    As a matter of fact, it does, my snarky post is a perfect example. It’s a reaction ( albeit a wrongheaded one ) to the feeling that as Latin Rite Christians, we are always being attacked, but, as Christians we are all under attack from the evil one until Our Saviour returns. It’s one of the main reasons I don’t post anymore. Why should I fight you? I think I can find better uses for my time.

  • Was The Papacy Established By Christ? (Part 2)

    06/19/2015 7:33:59 PM PDT · 12 of 81
    LurkLongley to RnMomof7

    Well, I am a little cranky tonight and I was going to post a snarky comment like...

    “Gosh. Thanks ever so much for setting me straight, and here I thought all this time that Jesus words were enough for me, but you are obviously so much better informed than he as to his plan, that we all need to seek you out whenever we are too intellectually incurious as to seek the plain meaning of biblical texts, oh, wait that would sort of make you...the Pope!”

    But, what I will say is that I am sick of the constant infighting between Christians on FR. Read the post about what Mike Huckabee had to say today. If you really think that your quarrel is with the Latin Rite Catholic Church, you’re in for a rude awakening when the rainbow crowd ships you off to be reeducated.

  • Don Wade, longtime radio host, dies at 72

    09/09/2013 5:45:25 AM PDT · 9 of 14
    LurkLongley to Ray'sBeth

    Spot on. The morning lost a lot when Don and Roma left, and Jake went home so unexpectedly. A sad day for Roma and for commonsense Patriots everywhere,but, a rockin’ great radio day in heaven! We love you Roma, Don is at peace.

  • Women should stay out of workforce (Letter to Editor)

    08/20/2012 9:32:55 AM PDT · 74 of 78
    LurkLongley to Sherman Logan; All

    You are correct, I would only differ in one respect, and that is that, while proverbs extols the virtues of the industrious wife, it is in the overall context of the woman being the primary caregiver to the children until they were old enough to begin becoming industrious themselves, a trait learned in the laps of their mothers.

    I would suspect that most housewives of the fifties and prior were not so conspicuously idle as you seem to suggest. Being a wealthy, or even of moderate means, in prior gererations meant employing a number of people to “run your household”. The wives and mothers who had the ability in this country to stay home often did the work that would have been required of several others only 100 years earlier.

    I dare anyone to suggest to my mother that she didn’t work as hard as anyone in the workforce (as good a Christian woman as ever walked this earth) ‘cause she’d show you what a switch was for!

  • Women should stay out of workforce (Letter to Editor)

    08/20/2012 6:57:10 AM PDT · 48 of 78
    LurkLongley to Mister Da; All

    Spot on, as is the author. As another poster pointed out, the dynamic of a stay-at-home mom, as we remember it, is a relatively new, and almost uniquely American idea. Prior to the late 19th century, women worked as much and as hard as men, as did children, although in an agrarian culture, the wife’s work did consist of more of the “household” chores, but that was due to the work being more suitable to her than farming the fields or operating the mill (not that some did not do that).

    If anything, that brief, idyllic period should remind us of what we have given up in the last 60 years as our culture and our government have changed and grown beyond all recognition. Even in some of the posts agreeing with the author, there is just a hint of condecension when referring to those who don’t “plan” correctly.

    Pope Paul VI had it right all those years ago. First comes the denial of the obvious differences between men and women, and the attempt to make them the same. Then comes the “planning” of families (forget about God being a partner in your marriage) and then comes abortion as the stop-gap contraception. In a world where the act that was designed for procreation becomes simply another pastime, why wonder that culture has all but fallen apart.

    This author’s opinion would not solve all of the problems to which he alluded, although it would alleviate them to some degree, however, it is only another small symptom of the greater breakdown of American society in general.

  • Catholic Identity Once Again

    06/10/2012 6:51:02 AM PDT · 3 of 9
    LurkLongley to Jedidah

    Everything that the article discussed is rooted in scripture as described fully in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. You should read it sometime, it is the ONLY fully articulated and fully scritptural explanation of Christian doctrine (not Catholic, but Christian) that I am aware of.

    This article was merely a logical dissection of the arguments of a few old hippie nuns who are still fighting the Vietnam war and protesting Richard Nixon.

  • "Church" The Golden Calf of Today?

    05/19/2012 9:43:43 AM PDT · 5 of 9
    LurkLongley to BastropBarbie; All

    I agree, blah blah blah.

    Sounds like our poster needs to go back to the only church that Christ founded and has all of the attributes he’s looking for. Time to come home to Rome.

  • The Vatican is Full of Moles and Spies

    02/16/2012 8:01:09 AM PST · 3 of 6
    LurkLongley to The Sons of Liberty

    Agreed, with one exception. I find it mind bogglingly(sic?) beautiful that the Spirit uses even the banality of man as part of His plan. We are so much smaller than the works of God.

  • Sausalito Presbyterian Church welcomes first openly gay pastor

    02/04/2012 5:55:50 AM PST · 11 of 14
    LurkLongley to swampfox101; All

    Despite your negative reaction to names which are nothing more than a title of respect, I think that the previous post was spot on. Call him what you will, but, he is the successor to St Peter to whom Christ himself gave the keys to the kingdom and promised that even the gates of hell would not prevail against it.

    He is there as the final arbiter. Christ knows our weakneses. Remember what he told the Pharisees about why Moses allowed the Jews to divorce. He knows that we will always find a way to justify our behavior and gives us through his teaching, the apostles and their successors to help guide us. The church is far from perfect, but Christ promise that the Spirit would be with her always is enough for me, who am i to question my God.

    Say what you will, but the profusion of Protestant sects is simply a fact,and one question which Sola Scriptura never quite manages to get around is, what makes ANYONES interpretation of scripture any more or less valid than anyone else’s? If that is the case, then why is this interpretation of the teachings of Jesus any less valid than yours?

    This sect or that sect could find obscure language that tells them that those in a committed relationship with a dog, or a building, or three partners are just great with Jesus, after all, He never specifically prohibited them.

    That is why, like it or not, Our Lord gave us the Church, warts and all.

  • Mohler [Southern Baptist] Says Insurance Mandate Not Just 'Catholic' Issue

    02/02/2012 5:51:13 AM PST · 43 of 46
    LurkLongley to wmfights; All

    So your point is that only Catholics voted for O? No evangelicals did?

    As for your history comment, if you’re referring to US history, it is Catholics who have been the most oppressed religious group, Mormons excepted, in our country. If on the other hand, you are referring to more ancient history, I doubt that there is any Protestant religion that came from the old country that doesn’t have as many troubles with “religious liberty” as the Church.

    I doubt that any post will cure you of your bitterness toward me and the Church, that is something that only you can ask Our Saviour for help with, but, I would come to your defense to practice your religion without gov’t interference any time. I mean that.

  • Mohler [Southern Baptist] Says Insurance Mandate Not Just 'Catholic' Issue

    02/01/2012 1:49:22 PM PST · 24 of 46
    LurkLongley to wmfights

    Wow someone needs to get over the hatred of the Church for just long enough to realize that this is a fight that we all need to be concerned about, and, for once, something that we can all agree on, doctrinal differences aside.

  • Catholic Word of the Day: PURGATORY, 01-30-12

    01/30/2012 6:44:13 PM PST · 24 of 26
    LurkLongley to LevinFan; All

    Purgatory is much misunderstood. In the most simple terms, think of seeking forgiveness from another for a theft. In addition to their acceptence of your apology, you would also be expected to make recompense for your theft, the forgiveness is a gift, freely given by the one wronged, it is seperate from the recompense. A just man, even should his apology be refused, would still consider himself bound to the recompense.

    Think of ourselves as the thief. We have all stolen from God and offended Him in our sin, this we all agree on.
    We are offered forgiveness for all of our sins freely by our Saviour, but, that does not release us from the obligation of recompense, not if we truly are just. As Lewis put it so well, we would not WANT to walk in God’s sight knowing that there was payment due him.

  • Pope: Other Christian Denominations Not True Churches

    01/03/2012 7:51:47 AM PST · 283 of 332
    LurkLongley to bjorn14; All

    Please excuse my rants, as they were written in anger at the anti-Catholic bigotry that reared its ugly head long before I saw any Protestant bashing, but, two wrongs do not make a right, and i apologize freely and sincerely for my anger.

    As a Catholic, however, seeing the person of Joseph Ratizinger, whom I and 1.2 billion others revere as the Holy Father being called the Po Po and less savory things, touched a nerve.

    The Holy Father’s comments were meant to be read and reflected upon by Catholics. They were meant to correct and clarify the Church’s position for Catholics so that they may have a clear statement of the Church’s rather ambiguous stance of the last forty years vis a vis our seperated brothers, it is not meant to be taken as an insult by anyone else.

    That being said, is anyone really suprised that the leader of the Church confirmed that Apostolic Succession is required for a true Church? Otherwise, why bother being a Catholic in the first place? There is a reason that our seperated brothers are called Protestant, you protest!

  • Pope: Other Christian Denominations Not True Churches

    01/02/2012 4:31:23 PM PST · 107 of 332
    LurkLongley to 1malumprohibitum

    Me thinks that you need to educate yourself before spouting off about subjects which you neither understand nor seem capable of hearing in the context they were meant.

    Gee let’s see, a church founded by the Lord or one founded by... who founded yours, anyway?