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Posts by Mr Rogers

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  • McCain Votes NO!

    04/27/2015 8:35:14 AM PDT · 9 of 45
    Mr Rogers to Don Corleone

    Yep! He needs to pretend to be a conservative for the next 6 months...

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/27/2015 7:31:20 AM PDT · 183 of 199
    Mr Rogers to WhiskeyX

    No holier than thou attitude, but neither do I refuse to recognize sin as sin.

    There is a very small percentage of people in this fallen world with screwed up chromosomes. In those very rare instances, I’ll give them a pass.

    But the transgendered of the world are NOT those whose bodies spontaneously and without any effort on their own part transform. They are the ones who mutilate themselves to try to pretend to be something they are not. In any reasonable world, they would receive help, not support in perversion.

    Perhaps YOU need to face reality: the vast majority of transsexuals are not the result of self-transforming bodies, but the result of perversion and perhaps mental illness. And someone calling themselves a Christian does not make them one any more than a man calling himself a woman makes him one.

    Jenner had no trouble functioning as a man. His body was and is a man’s body. He has, however, lived for years in a perverted, sexually twisted family, There is no indication he believes in Jesus or what Jesus taught, or accepts the natural world revealed by God to all.

    When he claims to be a Christian living as Jesus wants, then he does fall under the judgment of the church:

    “But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one. 12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? 13 God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.”

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 9:03:21 PM PDT · 146 of 199
    Mr Rogers to All

    I’ve got to admit, I never thought I’d see transgenderism championed on FreeRepublic!

    If he was “man” enough to have multiple kids with multiple wives, you can forget convincing me he was a female all along.

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 7:55:44 PM PDT · 142 of 199
    Mr Rogers to Iscool

    It isn’t just that he is doing stuff to his body. He is trying to be a woman, and to get others to go along with his pretense. What he is doing is NOT just a tattoo, or pierced ears. If he wants to be a woman attracted to women, then he wants to change himself into a lesbian. In what sense is that acceptable to God?

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 6:26:19 PM PDT · 135 of 199
    Mr Rogers to PapaNew

    Salvation refers to two things: justification and sanctification. Those who are justified will be sanctified. Justification is by grace. Sanctification is done by God acting with us.

    But those who have truly been justified by the cleansing of Jesus WILL desire sanctification. They will not rejoice in their sin. If sin does not bother you, then the Spirit is not in you.

    “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 4:28:31 PM PDT · 131 of 199
    Mr Rogers to ReaganCowboy

    We are all sinners. But we are also expected to judge those who call themselves Christians. It is a requirement for church discipline, which Jesus & Paul both discussed.

    Struggling with sin is normal. Rejoicing in it is not, for a Christian. Rejecting the idea of sin is blatantly un-Christian.

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 3:40:39 PM PDT · 128 of 199
    Mr Rogers to EnquiringMind; Talisker

    “Let me be even clearer: I think anyone who dares pronounce someone damned without first trembling and weeping in prayer over their presumption to judge another soul is a fool and a fraud.”

    “And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken first to you. Since you thrust it aside and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.” - Acts 13

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 3:38:03 PM PDT · 126 of 199
    Mr Rogers to Iscool

    “That is not part of the narrative...”

    It has everything to do with this narrative. Can someone claim to be a Christian when their life is in total contradiction to God’s Word? Can Jenner claim to be a Christian, accepted by God for eternal life, while living in unrepentant contradiction to His Word?

    Does saving faith transform us, or let us wallow in sin? Can he claim to have saving faith if he rejects the Word of God?

    I say no. And Jesus and Paul said no, too.

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 1:46:02 PM PDT · 118 of 199
    Mr Rogers to Iscool

    God does not work in us or give us new life without repentance. One cannot be baptized in the Holy Spirit - what unites us to Christ - without first repenting.

    As long as Bruce claims evil is good and rejoices in evil, I will reject the idea he is a saved Christian. And Paul most definitely wrote about having a changed life and rejected the idea that we can rejoice in sin and be saved:

    “The activities of the lower nature are obvious. Here is a list: sexual immorality, impurity of mind, sensuality, worship of false gods, witchcraft, hatred, quarrelling, jealousy, bad temper, rivalry, factions, party-spirit, envy, drunkenness, orgies and things like that. I solemnly assure you, as I did before, that those who indulge in such things will never inherit God’s kingdom.

    22-25 The Spirit however, produces in human life fruits such as these: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, fidelity, tolerance and self-control—and no law exists against any of them. Those who belong to Christ have crucified their old nature with all that it loved and lusted for. If our lives are centred in the Spirit, let us be guided by the Spirit.” - Paul

    “For of this much you can be certain: that neither the immoral nor the dirty-minded nor the covetous man (which latter is, in effect, worshipping a false god) has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Don’t let anyone fool you on this point, however plausible his argument. It is these very things which bring down the wrath of God upon the disobedient. Have nothing to do with men like that—once you were “darkness” but now you are “light”. Live then as children of the light. The light produces in men quite the opposite of sins like these—everything that is wholesome and good and true. Let your lives be living proofs of the things which please God.”

    Someone who openly rejoices in obvious sin is not part of God’s kingdom.

    “If we only “have faith” a man could easily challenge us by saying, “you say that you have faith and I have merely good actions. Well, all you can do is to show me a faith without corresponding actions, but I can show you by my actions that I have faith as well.”

    To the man who thinks that faith by itself is enough I feel inclined to say, “So you believe that there is one God? That’s fine. So do all the devils in hell and shudder in terror!”

    For, my dear short-sighted man, can’t you see far enough to realise that faith without the right actions is dead and useless? Think of Abraham, our ancestor. Wasn’t it his action which really justified him in God’s sight when his faith led him to offer his son Isaac on the altar? Can’t you see that his faith and his actions were, so to speak, partners—that his faith was implemented by his deed? That is what the scripture means when it says: ‘Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. And he was called the friend of God.’” - James

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 12:49:36 PM PDT · 108 of 199
    Mr Rogers to PapaNew

    “You are simply ignoring fact that Jesus has already paid for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2), that God has done it all and IT IS FINISHED, and the terms of the New Covenant that declare he will not hold our sins against us because they were already fully judged on the body of His Son.”

    NOT WITHOUT REPENTANCE.

    We are NOT all children of God.

    ” For God to condemn Bruce after he has received Jesus is making God out to be an unjust liar.”

    Bruce shows ZERO signs of “receiving” Jesus. There is no indication of repentance, belief, a changed life (in a positive sense), etc. We are saved by grace, but not while rejecting the God who is willing to give it.

    “Do not live any longer as the Gentiles live. For they live blindfold in a world of illusion, and cut off from the life of God through ignorance and insensitiveness. They have stifled their consciences and then surrendered themselves to sensuality, practising any form of impurity which lust can suggest.

    But you have learned nothing like that from Christ, if you have really heard his voice and understood the truth that he has taught you.”

    Someone who mutilates himself to try to change his sex is not living in God’s will or making any pretense of living under God’s will. Not all are saved, only those who repent and believe.

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 10:13:40 AM PDT · 78 of 199
    Mr Rogers to PapaNew

    ” If Bruce Jenner has received Jesus Christ, he has eternal life which cannot be taken away from him because our salvation is NEVER about what we do...”

    If we do not repent, and if we rejoice in sin and promote it, we have no part of God’s salvation.

    “Don’t be under any illusion: you cannot make a fool of God! A man’s harvest in life will depend entirely on what he sows. If he sows for his own lower nature his harvest will be the decay and death of his own nature. But if he sows for the Spirit he will reap the harvest of everlasting life by that Spirit. Let us not grow tired of doing good, for, unless we throw in our hand, the ultimate harvest is assured.” - Paul

    “When you find men who have been enlightened, who have experienced salvation and received the Holy Spirit, who have known the wholesome nourishment of the Word of God and touched the spiritual resources of the eternal world and who then fall away, it proves impossible to make them repent as they did at first. For they are re-crucifying the Son of God in their own souls, and by their conduct exposing him to shame and contempt. Ground which absorbs the rain that is constantly falling upon it and produces plants which are useful to those who cultivate it, is ground which has the blessing of God. But ground which produces nothing but thorns and thistles is of no value and is bound sooner or later to be condemned—the only thing to do is to burn it clean.” - Hebrews 6

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 9:10:59 AM PDT · 53 of 199
    Mr Rogers to PapaNew

    “The man who believes in the Son has eternal life. The man who refuses to believe in the Son will not see life; he lives under the anger of God.” - Jesus

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 9:09:53 AM PDT · 52 of 199
    Mr Rogers to PapaNew

    It is not finished for those who do not repent. It is not finished for those who reject God’s offer of peace and forgiveness. It is not finished for those who call God a liar and who rejoice in their sin and promote sin to others.

    “Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” - Jesus

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 8:16:40 AM PDT · 31 of 199
    Mr Rogers to PapaNew

    “If Bruce has received Jesus Christ, he’s a Christian.”

    You cannot “receive Jesus Christ” and deny God’s Word. Jesus told people to go and sin no more, not to rejoice in their sins and promote sin to others.

    Jesus does not “accept” us. If He did, we would have no reason to change. God hates sin. God will punish sin. Until someone knows that, they have no reason to ask for forgiveness. You cannot be a “believer” while denying what God has revealed.

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 8:12:05 AM PDT · 27 of 199
    Mr Rogers to ClearCase_guy; Captain Peter Blood

    The Gospel starts with “Repent”, not “I’m OK & You’re OK”. You cannot follow Christ and rejoice in your sin.

    Christians struggle with sinful desires, and regularly sin...but they do not promote sin and say sin is good. You cannot deny God’s Word and follow God. You cannot call God a liar and still claim you are following God. You cannot be forgiven if you refuse to ask for forgiveness, and claim instead that you have done nothing wrong.

  • McDonald’s Is Doomed

    04/23/2015 2:17:53 PM PDT · 57 of 101
    Mr Rogers to Average Al

    “If McDonald’s folds where are we going to find a public bathroom while traveling?”

    I suspect it will soon be a progressive, transgendered accommodating restroom. Your wife will use the restroom with a really ugly guy dressed as a chick.

  • McDonald’s Is Doomed

    04/23/2015 2:15:07 PM PDT · 55 of 101
    Mr Rogers to Chickensoup

    No, I’m not. Microwaved hamburgers served slowly on styrofoam buns, with a side of tasteless but highly salted fries and a foo-foo shake are not what built McDonald’s. Relegating me to the value menu because you are promoting your “new chicken tomatoe [sic] lettace [sic] sandwich and a salad and coffee for 7 dollars” is not the way to get me in the door.

    Bring 3 kids in, and the five of you won’t get out fast or filled, and the bill will run you sit-down diner amounts of cash.

    The modern McDonalds is to fast food what the GOP-E is to conservatism. Clueless.

  • McDonald’s Is Doomed

    04/23/2015 1:50:52 PM PDT · 38 of 101
    Mr Rogers to Chickensoup

    “I swung by and bought their new chicken tomatoe lettace sandwich and a salad and coffee for 7 dollars.”

    I guess you are their target customer, now. Someone like myself, inclined to buy a double cheeseburger and fries, is not. Since they don’t cater to my business anymore, I won’t bother their stores with my money. You, of course, are welcome to do so.

    But McDonald’s wasn’t built on selling 20 billion “chicken tomato lettuce sandwiches and salads”...

  • McDonald’s Is Doomed

    04/23/2015 1:38:59 PM PDT · 24 of 101
    Mr Rogers to SeekAndFind

    In another article, the CEO says McDonalds is trying to serve the upscale crowd.

    “With the goal of revitalizing McDonald’s as a modern, progressive burger company, delivering a contemporary customer experience, Steve Easterbrook became President and CEO of the world’s largest foodservice company in early 2015.”

    http://www.aboutmcdonalds.com/mcd/our_company/leadership/steve_easterbrook.html

    “My overall vision is for McDonald’s to be seen as a modern, progressive burger company, delivering a contemporary customer experience. Modern is about getting the brand to where we need to be today, and progressive is about doing what it takes to be the McDonald’s, our customers will expect tomorrow.

    We are already moving more assertively in this direction, with actions that delight our customers and energize our brand. For example, we recently committed to enhance the benefits to employees at company-owned restaurants in the U.S., including a wage increase and paid time off for full and part-time for employees.

    In March, we announced in the U.S. that we will stop using antibiotics that are important to human medicines, and are checking supply chain within the next two years. And there are plans to feature 100% sirloin burgers for a limited time in the U.S., along with a current test on all-day breakfast.

    We also undertook a significant effort to excite our customers and bring the world together virtually with I’m Lovin It 24. About 70,000 people participated in the event, which included 24 hours of McDonald’s inspired disruptive creativity in major cities around the world. And it garnered more than 2 billion impressions across public relations stories and social media interactions.”

    http://seekingalpha.com/article/3092196-mcdonalds-mcd-ceo-stephen-easterbrook-on-q1-2015-results-earnings-call-transcript?page=2

    Yeah...McD is doomed. They are clueless about what made them successful to begin with.

  • McDonald's is closing hundreds of restaurants this year

    04/22/2015 8:27:13 PM PDT · 66 of 152
    Mr Rogers to Rome2000

    “99.1 percent of Americans have no idea what aspirational quality means”

    I had to look it up. It seems to have a best match with its second dictionary definition, so the CEO is saying folks want upscale, social-climbing products at a cheap price.

    If he believes that, McD’s will continue its downhill slide. People go to McD to get decent quality, cheap & fast. I avoid them because they no longer serve decent quality, cheap and fast. They are trying to become upscale - or should I say, to possess an aspirational quality. So instead of a thick, cold shake, one gets foo-foo shakes at an upscale price, usually after an excessive wait.

    I’ll stop at one for their breakfast if I’m on the road. A Sausage McMuffin is usually a reasonable value at $2, but the cheese is usually cold. Their fries suck and have done so for many years now.

    Fast, cheap and OK quality, with a smaller selection of easy to heat & make sandwiches and GOOD FRIES might turn them around. I’m not holding my breath, though...the CEO wants them to possess an “aspirational quality”...

  • Sen Jeff Flake email on DOJ nominee

    04/22/2015 3:08:54 PM PDT · 1 of 35
    Mr Rogers
    I also "believe that elections have consequences", which is why I helped elect a supposed Tea Party conservative to the Senate - to advise and consent (or not) to candidates for Executive positions in a balance of power.

    I also now fully understand that McFlake is a total traitor to conservative ideas and a doormat for the Democrats who, to give them credit, actually FIGHT for their side!

    If anyone wants to know why I don't value being loyal to the GOP, my answer is Sen Jeff Flake, Republican from Arizona...

  • Cuts in Social Security, Confiscation, or Wealth Redistribution?

    04/20/2015 8:20:52 PM PDT · 22 of 27
    Mr Rogers to gogeo

    I’ve assumed for years that my SS will disappear into some form of means testing, and those of us who saved and planned will be expected to give it up for the good of those who did NOT plan and save.

    I just didn’t expect the GOP to take the lead in proposing it...

  • Scott Walker has attended gay wedding reception

    04/19/2015 4:09:18 PM PDT · 99 of 172
    Mr Rogers to Jonty30

    “The media knows that social conservatives would rather vote Democrat than vote for a less than perfect conservative.”

    I’ve voted for a Democrat over “a less than perfect conservative” - John McCain, on his last US Senate run.

    I don’t need perfection, but I’d like someone who has at least had a conservative thought a few times in his life, preferably more than 3 months before his next election.

    Why is it the “non-social conservatives” expect me to vote for their guy, but then stab my guy in the back if he wins the primary? Hmmm? THAT has happened many times now.

  • Should Christians Vote for Hillary Clinton?

    04/16/2015 4:15:27 PM PDT · 27 of 34
    Mr Rogers to SeekAndFind

    I’d be content to ask, “Is Tony Campolo a Christian?”...

    Someone who works hard to align himself with anti-Christian people and supports grossly anti-Christian positions will have a tough time convincing me his “fruits” demonstrate a repentant heart.

  • Would You Let the I.R.S. Prepare Your Taxes?

    04/16/2015 7:53:33 AM PDT · 12 of 24
    Mr Rogers to Mr Rogers

    Sorry. Landscaping splits between adding to the cost of the property and deducting. I’m tired this morning.

  • Would You Let the I.R.S. Prepare Your Taxes?

    04/16/2015 7:51:41 AM PDT · 11 of 24
    Mr Rogers to SeekAndFind

    The IRS doesn’t have all the information required. For example, if you do landscaping on your rental property, whether you depreciate the cost or deduct depends on how close you planted the plants to the building. College credits can depend on if you bought the books from the University or Amazon. Who gets to claim a kid after the divorce depends on a variety of things, including how many nights the child spent with a given parent.

    Is it a hobby or a business? How much did you spend for stamps? Do you have a business plan?

    If tax laws only involved W2s, we could all file a 1040EZ in 5 minutes. But the laws are written to control every aspect of our lives, and that requires answering a lot of questions. As long as tax laws are used to reward some groups and punish others (single people and anyone who is successful), preparing taxes will be complex.

  • Why Marco Rubio Is Probably The GOP’s Best Hope

    04/15/2015 7:29:22 AM PDT · 69 of 90
    Mr Rogers to SeekAndFind

    “Sen. Mike Lee says Rubio “can bring grown men to tears with emotion.” This is something voters value.”

    Surely I’m not the only guy left in America who despises men who cry...unless, of course, their dog just died.

  • Support a Convention of States to end the tyranny of the federal government

    04/14/2015 7:21:28 PM PDT · 85 of 87
    Mr Rogers to Jacquerie

    I assume you mean by that the 17th Amendment caused the government to explode. It did not.

    You REALLY ought to examine the history of the growth of government and the centralization of power. The consolidation of power in DC did not start in 1913.

    Nor were the 9th and 10th Amendments to the Constitution held in high regard or honored prior to 1913. You cannot learn from history if you do not know it.

  • Support a Convention of States to end the tyranny of the federal government

    04/14/2015 5:24:21 PM PDT · 83 of 87
    Mr Rogers to Jacquerie

    The why were the 9th and 10th added, and why has no one paid attention to them in many, many years?

  • Support a Convention of States to end the tyranny of the federal government

    04/14/2015 5:02:37 PM PDT · 81 of 87
    Mr Rogers to Jacquerie

    Really? The Federal Government has not drawn power to itself without regard for what is written in the Constitution?

    Odd. I see no signs anyone in the government has ever heard of the 9th and 10th Amendments...

  • Support a Convention of States to end the tyranny of the federal government

    04/13/2015 7:33:49 PM PDT · 77 of 87
    Mr Rogers to Doug Loss

    ” If you refuse to even attempt the methods written into the Constitution expressly for the purpose that is now being proposed, how can you claim to support the Constitution?”

    Sorry, but we’re past the point of no return. At best we can moderate big government by electing good people, but that is getting tougher as more and more people in America turn their backs on God and any concept of self-control.

    The Anti-Federalists were right: once the structure is created for power, power WILL flow to it. But letting the modern idiots amend the Constitution would only eliminate what mild and mostly toothless protections we now have.

    What we need in America is a RELIGIOUS revival. Only then can the power of the majority restrict the excess of the big government types.

  • Support a Convention of States to end the tyranny of the federal government

    04/13/2015 7:34:13 AM PDT · 74 of 87
    Mr Rogers to Doug Loss

    “YOu miss the point. THE PEOPLE don’t get a vote to ratify proposed amendments. The state legislatures do. It’s this kind of (intentional?) misunderstanding of the process that robs your complaints of any logical power. “

    You mean legislatures like Indiana, that just gave gays special protection in an act that was supposed to protect religious freedom? You mean the legislatures of NY & CA? You think the amended Constitution would have any more protection for religious freedom than the current one? Or the courts would pay any more attention to it?

    Suppose they passed and ratified an Amendment reading “We REALLY mean what was said in Amendments 9 and 10!” Do you think any court would give a rat’s rear end?

    Do you think the country is more or less supportive of states rights in 2015 than in 1783?

    Y’all are nuts! We’ll never get MORE protection than what is written in right now, nor will the courts give anything written and ratified more than lip service for a few years.

  • Support a Convention of States to end the tyranny of the federal government

    04/12/2015 5:08:53 PM PDT · 55 of 87
    Mr Rogers to Doug Loss

    “Those amendments will still need to be ratified by the legislatures in 3/4s of the states to become part of the Constitution. Do you really think the left could get over that hurdle?”

    Yes, I think the left could. I’ve met a LOT of folks who would gladly eliminate all religious freedom protections, calling it “tolerance”. I’ve met many who would gladly eliminate the right to bear arms.

    Think of what is tolerated in the NFL & NBA, and is pushed on TV. 50 years ago, the county would have revolted at “gay marriage”. I think a majority now want it without ever thinking about what it means. Look at what has happened in Indiana recently. Do you really think Americans today would create a document as supportive of limited government power as those in the 1780s did?

    And if they did, would the courts or Congress pay any more attention to them than they have to the 9th and 10th Amendments?

  • Support a Convention of States to end the tyranny of the federal government

    04/12/2015 1:35:36 PM PDT · 45 of 87
    Mr Rogers to Jacquerie

    “Fine. You oppose free government. Why do you bother posting to FR?”

    Are you on drugs? Or just stupid?

  • Are Christians Under the 10 Commandments?

    04/12/2015 1:25:30 PM PDT · 57 of 280
    Mr Rogers to RnMomof7

    We are not under the Law, but we are under obligation to God, who is our Lord and Master. What He tells us will not contradict the ideas of the 10 Commandments.

    As Jesus said:

    ” “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire...”

  • Support a Convention of States to end the tyranny of the federal government

    04/12/2015 8:31:56 AM PDT · 22 of 87
    Mr Rogers to cotton1706

    The states would increase the tyranny. Most Americans right now don’t believe government should be limited, and most do not believe in any protection for religion or speech that disagrees with them. It would be like asking infants to write a textbook.

    Besides, the anti-Constitutionalists were right - words on paper never limit the power grab of a government that exists in reality. The courts and legislatures will ALWAYS redefine things until black means white and they have power. If you create the structure that supports power, then no words will stop it from taking power.

  • Marine Corps Ends Female Infantry Officer Program. Guess How Many Graduated?

    04/10/2015 7:44:24 AM PDT · 67 of 71
    Mr Rogers to wildbill

    I expect Obama to announce that as C-in-C, the new slogan for the USMC will be “Every Marine a Social Worker”...I could imagine him banning the use of guns by Marines as lacking understanding and sympathy.

  • Must Christianity Change Its Sexual Ethics? History May Hold the Key

    04/10/2015 7:17:56 AM PDT · 42 of 59
    Mr Rogers to xzins

    “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes.”

    It seems the wind has left the US and is blowing hard elsewhere...

  • Shocking video shows S.C. cop fatally shooting black man in back

    04/08/2015 7:19:00 AM PDT · 115 of 143
    Mr Rogers to from occupied ga

    Someone CAN be shot in the back and still be a valid shot, particularly in a car that is fleeing and endangering others. But by itself, bullet holes in the back are frowned upon...

  • Shocking video shows S.C. cop fatally shooting black man in back

    04/08/2015 6:46:51 AM PDT · 103 of 143
    Mr Rogers to from occupied ga

    When forensics shows multiple gunshots in the back, cops do get charged. It is tough to explain why you needed to shoot someone multiple times in the back to save your life.

  • John McCain announces 2016 re-election bid

    04/07/2015 6:50:11 AM PDT · 10 of 26
    Mr Rogers to kingattax

    I voted for the Democrat in 2012. Guess I’ll do the same in 2016, and I strongly suspect McCain will be the AZ senator in 2017...

    :>(

  • So, What Evidence Would Persuade You That Man-Made Climate Change Is Real?

    04/06/2015 9:36:16 AM PDT · 84 of 100
    Mr Rogers to ifinnegan

    “What are examples of low carb, higher fat diets?”

    Eat less bread, sugar, tortillas, chips, potatoes, rice, or any of the simple starches.

    Feel free to eat eggs, cheese, butter, meat, beans, green veggies, nuts, etc. Portion control is important. The idea is to reduce your eating, but not get the cravings and weakness that comes (for me) when on a low fat diet.

    After watching me, my 30 year old daughter tried it and lost 10 lbs. Several co-workers of hers have tried it and also lost weight. I don’t think of it as a “diet”, but a way to eat for the rest of my life. Since it allows stuff like meats, bacon, cheese, etc, I find no trouble sticking to it. Just eat portions that allow you to get hungry at times - but without the headaches and cravings. When I eat bread, I just try to make sure it is a small portion of bread with a higher ratio of meat & fat.

    At my physical last month, my blood sugar was down, cholesterol stable (and moderate), my weight was down, I’m wearing 30” jeans instead of 34”, etc. The government says eating like that ought to make me explode into a ball of cholesterol.

  • So, What Evidence Would Persuade You That Man-Made Climate Change Is Real?

    04/06/2015 7:35:59 AM PDT · 46 of 100
    Mr Rogers to SeekAndFind

    First, I think trends of 20-100 years are meaningless. Why? Because we have no way of knowing if it is a TREND, or a temporary oscillation in recordings. The idea that we know, within 0.01 deg, what the average global temperature was in 1880 is stupid! We have less than 50 years of meaningful data. You cannot create a true climate trend based on 50 years.

    Second, the folks pushing man-made global warming have lied a lot of times. The boy who cried wolf too often eventually saw a REAL wolf, but by then no one believed him. That is how I feel about out scientists now. They have lied about so many things, and used biased or selective findings so often, that I simply do not trust any study they come out with any more.

    Take food. I’ve spent most of my adult life being told low fat, high carb is “healthy eating”. When I switched last fall to low carb, higher fat, I lost 25 lbs in 2 months, and have lost another 5-6 lbs over the last 4 months - without effort. I’m over 30 lbs lighter, my blood work is better, my blood pressure is down, and I did it by doing the opposite of what the government tells me to do!

    So do I trust any government scientist on anything? I see no sign of either competence or honesty in what government scientists - which means almost all scientists anymore - say about anything. Ive seen deliberate distortions in environmental studies. They regularly take a very limited study and draw wildly unfounded conclusions.

    So what will it take to convince me we are causing a global temperature change? Well, I won’t live long enough to see it. We’ll know in 200-500 years, I suppose. Until then, they are just pretending to know something. And given how they treat their data, I might not believe them 500 years from now...

  • Liberals May Regret Their New Rules

    04/05/2015 7:34:20 AM PDT · 50 of 179
    Mr Rogers to MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

    I’ve been volunteering to help people do their taxes. It is amazing how many WORKERS are fed up and BITTER about how they are being treated.

    I also spent most of my adult life in the military. I now do not recognize my country, and have largely concluded it no longer exists. I’ve stopped praying for America. I’ve become convinced God is planning to punish America for its hatred of Him. I feel for Jeremiah in a way I never imagined possible.

    Yeah...anger doesn’t really do justice to what many folks are feeling.

  • Indiana And The Culture Wars

    04/02/2015 11:28:13 AM PDT · 29 of 29
    Mr Rogers to drjimmy

    The “Gays Must Be Supported” laws are requiring folks to affirmatively support things against their religion by participating in and giving aid to things their religion says they cannot.

    These laws require bakers to make cakes celebrating gay marriage, for example. The bakers involved have sold cakes and pastries to gays for years, but they have drawn the line at supporting immoral acts.

    Had blacks in the 50s insisted diners support orgies, THEN it would be equivalent.

    The gays ARE being served. They can buy cakes. They can buy cookies. They can buy anything they want. But the baker will not support their marriage ceremony with a cake celebrating homosexuality.

    There is no equivalence at all to ‘blacks eating lunch’.

    Also, blacks are physically black. Being black is not an action. Sticking your penis up a guy’s rump is an action.

  • Indiana And The Culture Wars

    04/02/2015 9:05:53 AM PDT · 15 of 29
    Mr Rogers to drjimmy

    Thomas is not wrong. The more exact equivalent is requiring all Jewish restaurants to serve pork so as not to offend anyone who walks in wanting it. Or requiring a devout Jew to cater a pork BBQ when he only serves BBQ Chicken.

    Can the state force you to do an overt act against your religious beliefs? If so, what religious freedom do you have?

    This is all about government “discriminating” against religion and allowing the non-religious to use the power of the state against religious belief. It is 100% against what America was founded on, but it is emblematic of the godless, anti-christian state that is modern America.

  • Indiana lawmakers announce deal to update religious freedom law

    04/02/2015 8:18:20 AM PDT · 24 of 33
    Mr Rogers to SoFloFreeper

    This is worse than a capitulation! It creates homosexuality as a protected category under Indiana law!

  • 7 Things the Middle Class Can’t Afford Anymore

    04/01/2015 2:04:56 PM PDT · 21 of 39
    Mr Rogers to SeekAndFind

    Median household income is around 54K. A family of 4 with income in the 25K range will get around 6K in Earned Income Tax Credit, so is their income 25K or 31K?

    At 55K this year, we were very average. However, we’ve saved hard our whole lives, own our house and are therefor considered by many to be wealthy.

    Not all new cars run $30K. Many are much less. But no, when I was young, I didn’t own a lot of brand new cars either.

    And growing up in the 60s, I don’t remember a huge number of vacations. What we took were mostly weekend vacations within driving distance.

    Guess I don’t think this article is very honest about the present or about the past.

  • Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous

    03/30/2015 7:49:22 AM PDT · 22 of 30
    Mr Rogers to C19fan

    If religious person can be force to support what he believes is evil in the eyes of God, then there is NO religious freedom. Apple’s argument is that their CEO’s personal whims take precedent over anyone’s religious beliefs.

    The First Amendment was supposed to prevent this from being an issue, but corrupt courts (and the Civil Rights Act) rejected the First Amendment as meaning anything other than “You must oppose any public religious expression”.

  • Christians in America Need To Stop Being Such Wussies

    03/28/2015 6:50:21 AM PDT · 10 of 24
    Mr Rogers to Kaslin

    Good article. Modern Christianity has repented of telling people to repent. It is now “God loves you just like you are”, so...why change? When was the last time you heard a preacher describe the lost as “by nature children of wrath”?