Archive for November, 2011

I know plenty of devout Christians, in fact quite a few entire Christian Churches that love and welcome gay and lesbian parishoners, even clergy.
I listened to Evangelical speakers discussing gay marriage, and they came away agreeing we deserve civil unions at a minimum, and always, respect as human beings.
my point is, your preacher may spit venom on gays and lesbians, but he is NOT CHRIST HIMSELF.
Ask yourself, What Would Jesus Do?
He sure wouldn’t be protesting soldier’s funerals to espouse God’s wrath against America for coddling gays.
“asian_guy
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Hey you ! Gay! I support all those Christians, Jews and Muslims for condemning same sex por.n.o . This is a crisis that started at the time of Abraham!And yes it still continous……our kids ,relatives ,friends are all in danger!
Source(s):
kill em all!”

Pardon me? same sex por.n.o . This is a crisis that started at the time of Abraham?

would that have been on betamax? who mentioned por.n.o? and if porn is demeaning, isn’t male/female porno the same? I don’t know if you are not a native English speaker, but you’re not communicating clearly.
“pita
Love the sinner,hate the sin.You either believe in the Lord and his teachings,or you don’t.We welcome gays in our church,but that doesn’t mean you will be married in it.”

I appreciate the welcome, and I’m not asking to be married in your church. I’ll ask that while I’m there, I hear more of love than hate in the sermon from the minister, and the parishoners. From what you’ve said, I’d enjoy a Sunday morning sharing a pew with you.

“one family is responsible for most of the protesting,and they’re Baptist.”

actually, they are members of one particular Baptist church, and for the most part, are also related (read:inbred) I was raised a Baptist, but there’s no way anyone from my church would protest like that.

This is a question from something that came up during an R&S forum at my University, where I was one of the 3 people who gave a speech.

The speaker from one of the many Christian groups at our school said that any non-Christian would not even want to find themselves in the Christian Heaven.

(He was saying this in defense when someone said “Why are Christians so concerned with getting non-Christians into Heaven?”)

The speaker said that Heaven is a place where you completely acknowledge Christ as your Lord and Savior and you devote the rest of eternity giving all of your soul to Christ in Heaven. Therefore, any non-Christian wouldn’t want to be there anyway because they would not want to give their soul to Christ for eternity. He said that Hellwould probably be a more likable place for non-Christians because they are not told what to do for eternity…but they can never be one with God in Heaven, so ultimately they are missing out.

What are your thoughts on his statement?

Hank Hanegraaff calls himself the “Bible Answer Man” and appears very authoritative (his slogan is “Because Truth Matters”). On his radio show 8/1/08 he brought up “bacterial flagellum” as evidence of design in the universe. But it is widely known that this argument was demolished in the 2005 Kitzmiller v. Dover case (in which the judge concluded the ID proponents were lying). On youtube you can easily find** Ken Miller (a real scientist) explaining why it doesn’t hold up (he was an expert witness in the case).

Then I heard another speaker (Mike Kestler, I think) where he documents an “actual case of someone surviving being swallowed by a whale” (James Bartley). But after a quick search, I find this story is apocryphal*** (e.g., no records of him on the ship named, the ship was not a whaling ship, the captain’s wife admitted it was hogwash).

I see this over and over again. Can someone tell me: have these people lost their moral compass, or do these experts not know how to use Google? What is going on?

*www.oneplace.com/ministries/Bible_Answer_Man/archives.asp?bcd=2008-8-1
**www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hW7ddJOWko
***www.straightdope.com/columns/010914.html
To Dee:
These people *are* spokespeople of the church. Christian radio station owners hire them, Christian listeners give them money, Christian sponsors run ads during their shows. In addition to my original question, I have to wonder why Christians don’t in general weed these “false teachers” out.

An event hosted by the Islamic Human Rights Commission marking the launch of its latest report on the Muslim-Christian Roma Minorities of Bulgaria.

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Islamic Human Rights Commission

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29 January 2010

EVENT ALERT: UK – WHEN WILL EUROPE ACKNOWLEDGE?

What?

An exclusive event launching IHRC’s latest report entitled “Europe’s Shame: Anti-Muslim Hatred and the Roma of Bulgaria”, featuring the unspoken plight of Bulgaria’s suffering Muslim-Christian Roma Minorities.

Europe’s Shame: Anti-Muslim Hatred and the Roma of Bulgaria by Seyfeddin Kara, 40 pages, ISBN 978-1-903718-36-0, £7, spiral bound, Publication Date: 3 March 2010

Speakers include:

Assen Christov, Former Member of Parliament in Bulgaria presenting a first hand perspective of the discrimination faced.
Seyfeddin Kara, IHRC Head of Campaigns and the report’s author, who will be presenting a powerpoint of his fieldwork and over viewing the report.

Including light food and refreshments

When?

Wednesday 3rd March 2010, 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Where?

The Islamic College,

133 High Road, Willesden, London, NW10 2SW

Nearest Tube Station: Willesden Green Underground Station on the Jubilee Line.

Christians:Are there any sectors who worshipped Mary as a God?if yes,when?

What do you know about Plautdietsch speakers?

Hi, everybody:

Can anybody tell me some of these facts:

-Are current Plautdietsch-speaking people the most conservative Mennonites?? (More to the Amish style or do they use electricity and modern ammenities and are just part of the Mennonite Christian denomination??)

-Can you tell me about some communities that speak Plautdietsch in Canada or the U.S.?? (Plautdietsch is a Low German dialect and Pennsylvania German is a High Germanic one, so they are quite different)

-I assume most Plautdietsch speakers nowdays are at least bilingual, since there is also a dominant language in the country they live (e.g. English in the U.S. and Canada, Spanish in Mexico, Paraguay and South America).

-Does somebody here speak Plautdietsch?? Can you tell me some facts about the usage?? Do you use it all the time at home?? Are there Plautdietsch services at your church?? Do your children speak the language??

-I heard that people that speak Plautdietsch read the Bible in High German, is this correct?? Do you sing hymns in Plautdietsch?

Thank you!!

DANKE (Is this how you say it in Plautdietsch?)