How skepticism masquerading as Christianity almost cost me my soul — Phil Johnson’s experience in a theologically liberal “church” mirrors that of many of us. I grew up in a denomination like that. If your place of worship denies things like the miracles of Jesus or that He is the only way to salvation, just get up and leave. The group you are with is worshiping themselves or Satan, not the true God. Oh, they’ll talk about the Bible, but in a nonsensical way — as if anyone would build these complex, multi-million dollar organizations and come to “worship” each week just because a book full of “lies” just happened to have a little bit of good advice that the members agree with.
Apparently “slutwalks” are back and Stacy McCain is rightfully whaling on them.The “slutwalk” thing is so moronic. Of course they don’t “deserve it.” The question is whether certain behaviors increase your odds of becoming a victim. Answer: They do! Getting drunk, being in the wrong places, etc. make it more likely you’ll get raped (or mugged, or whatever). P.S. And yeah, guys hate it when you walk around topless. You showed them!
Why I Called Out Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer — Good for him! More people should do that. These multi-multi-millionaires prey on people.
Conclusion for Joyce Meyer
What I wrote and linked in the first section should have been enough to completely remove her from our sphere of trust. Her doctrine is horrific. Her hermeneutics are horrible. She is a woman who seems to have an unrestrained love for money and applause. Her finances are questionable at best. Her example is questionable at best. Her impact on desperate people here, as well as churches and pastors around the globe is wildly destructive.
I lament with you a sense of loss if she was a teacher you trusted. I lament that someone who is so wrong has so much influence with so many. I do not regret, however, pointing to her as a false teacher and as one who should be rejected.
Networks Silent about Manning’s ‘Gay Soldier’ Defense — Nets mentioned leaker’s sexuality just 6.4 percent of the time, and haven’t since 2011 — How odd that they forgot to mention that fact!
Bradley Manning must be terribly lonely. After all, how many gay men have made news the last few years without being celebrated in the media for their gayness? And a gay man who also “struggles with issues of gender identity” can pretty much write his own contract with MSNBC.
But the media, and the broadcast networks especially, are oddly reticent about the sexual orientation and confusion of Manning, the army private convicted of the most extensive military intelligence security breach in U.S. history.
Of the 125 mentions Manning has received on ABC, CBS and NBC news programs between his arrest in 2010 and July 30, 2013, just eight included references to his homosexuality. This is even stranger since his sexual preference was central to his defense – what some called the “Gay Soldier Defense.” According to the Chicago Sun-Times, “Lawyers for Pfc. Bradley Manning began laying out a defense to show that his struggles as a gay soldier in an environment hostile to homosexuality contributed to mental and emotional problems that should have barred him from having access to sensitive material.”
Ten Simple Frugal Steps That Save Money Without Skipping a Beat — We weren’t doing any of the first example below, so no savings there. But we did just swap out bulbs for LEDs. I love the cost savings and how they are long-lasting and don’t need to be changed so often. Conventional bulbs lasted about 2 years. I know because we just helped our daughter with a bit of packing just before her marriage and it seemed that a light bulb went out about every 15 minutes (she had been there exactly 2 yrs.). The LEDs will last much longer, generate less heat and use less electricity.
Are you a consumer of alcohol, tobacco, soda, energy drinks, or drugs? All of these things are needless money drains. They’re ingested, forgotten about, and then contribute a long-term negative to your health. They cost substantial money, too.
Are your light bulbs efficient? Are you leaving electrical items on when you go to work or to sleep? Stop by a hardware store the next time they have a demonstration of LED bulbs and take a look for yourself as to how efficient they are and how good the light is. Swapping all the lights in your home for LED bulbs can save you a ton on your monthly energy bill. Another way to cut that bill is to just make sure your lights and electronic devices around the house are all off before you go to work or go to bed.
CNN & NBC’s Close Ties to Obama, Anita Dunn, Bob Bauer and IRS Intimidation — In case you’ve been wondering why the media has ignored this “phony” scandal. The IRS abuses alone should have been enough to fire up any real media and to sink this administration for eternity.
The Democrat Race Lie — This link is a keeper. The Democrats do not have the best interests of blacks at heart and never have.
Please watch this video — especially if you are a Dawkins fan. You’ll love it.
Vile Gay Threats Attack Christian Wedding Chapel Owners — Because they are all about tolerance. Enjoy your vanishing religious freedoms. In many areas the chapel owners could be fined or jailed.
A great column by Ann Coulter (yeah, I know she gets few style points, but her facts are usually vastly superior to the Leftist media) about the real causes of illegitimacy. Government policies, as predicted, increased illegitimacy and that led to more poverty and incarcerations. Poverty doesn’t cause these things.
“They About to Beat This Boy to Death” — Oh, but it was about black boys beating up a white boy. Never mind. The “social justice” people won’t be planning any protests over this one.
9 Things You Should Know About Human Trafficking — this is such a horrendous and common crime. Please read the link. Here are my suggestions to address it.
Reduce the supply
1. Institute the death penalty for slave traders. Hey, it was good enough for the Israelite theocracy!
Exodus 21:16 “Whoever steals a man and sells him, and anyone found in possession of him, shall be put to death.”
Seriously, there needs to be some serious consequences for something so evil. Put a few of them to death and that would save countless people from becoming slaves. Or at least make it life without parole.
2. Increase education for at-risk groups, so they know the scams the traders use (i.e., offering jobs as nannies in other countries, then taking their passports).
3. Expose and de-fund Planned Parenthood, because they systematically hide statutory rape and sex trafficking.
Reduce the demand
1. Publicize the names and pictures of the customers and punish them.
2. Reduce access to pornography, which certainly fuels the demand for these girls.