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  • John Roberts
    John Roberts - to say a physical act, irrespective of spirit, or that a violation of a law of design (physicality) is a sin, puts us under the law(we are not under it) or denies the supremacy of jesus and his command of love which is about spirit(and not physicality......he can make(he makes) children of Abraham from these stones, not the physicality of biological lineage...............................new covenant)
  • 6 minutes ago
  • pumpkin1962
    It is disingenuous of O'morchoe to not draw a distinction between a formless clump of cells inside a woman who has just discovered she is pregnant, and a fully formed viable fetus that, with some help, can survive outside a womb. People will always make mistakes and in the early stages of ...more
    It is disingenuous of O'morchoe to not draw a distinction between a formless clump of cells inside a woman who has just discovered she is pregnant, and a fully formed viable fetus that, with some help, can survive outside a womb. People will always make mistakes and in the early stages of pregnancy women must ALWAYS have the right to decide what grows and doesn't grow inside their bodies.

    Pro-lifers would greatly increase their chances of winning pro-choicers over to their side if they acknowledged the distinction above and concentrated their efforts on banning ONLY late-term abortions.
    • The Time I Sat Next to an Abortionist
    • When you are working or volunteering in the pro-life movement day in and day out, you can easily get consumed by the big picture and lose sight of what is happening every day in the nation's abortion mills. Working in the pro-life movement can sometimes make us too immune to the killing. We worry ...
  • 6 minutes ago
  • Lepanto
    ProtestantEpiscopal - In Galatians Paul was refering to being saved not sex that male and female come to Jesus on equal terms.
  • 7 minutes ago
  • zipperninja
    Roger Vincent - The fact remains, you have no training in the field of study. How you see things is therefore irrelevant. Your opinion is invalidated by your lack of information. What you think is literally meaningless on the subject.
  • 9 minutes ago
  • John Roberts
    John Roberts - this is attested to in prisons and the third world where gangs of men repeatedly sexually assault other men, being done by heterosexuals assaulting other heterosexuals.
  • 9 minutes ago
  • zipperninja
    Pianogal4Him - The bible supports both rape and slavery numerous times. You should perhaps study scripture.
  • 11 minutes ago
  • zipperninja
    gmd1952 - The bible's "punishment" for a man who rapes a virgin is to sell the woman to him as a sex slave. In war, women were to be captured and forced into marriage. The bible does indeed support rape.
  • 11 minutes ago
  • John Roberts
    a man laying with a man( a purely physical act) does not make one gay. what makes someone gay is the desire to bond, bonding being about coming together as one flesh, out of mutual love, devotion, affection, trust, and respect(not the shameful lust of romans1) for a shared committed life together. ...more
    a man laying with a man( a purely physical act) does not make one gay. what makes someone gay is the desire to bond, bonding being about coming together as one flesh, out of mutual love, devotion, affection, trust, and respect(not the shameful lust of romans1) for a shared committed life together. bottom line being gay is about intimate bonding. new covenant scripture(as well as the old, does not speak of bonding but merely physical acts of sex(not bonding, are not homosexuality) definitely does not speak specifically against that.
  • 13 minutes ago
  • zipperninja
    believer - Neither Vayikra nor Romans condemn homosexuality. It appears you do not have any understanding of the languages of the bible. Perhaps you should consider some study of them?
  • 13 minutes ago
  • Pianogal4Him
    Brad Farnsworth - Right wing? CA is home to the wealthiest people in the world and their economy is so broke they are on the brink of collapse. Oh, and they are very very much Left. And you think the 1% are right wing? The conservatives are the ones who want to provide JOBS for those in need, not handouts. You have a problem with working for yourself?
  • 17 minutes ago
  • James Pyles
    This book will invariably be reviewed, not along theological lines, but from specific social, political, and emotional perspectives. For that reason, it will either get two thumbs up or two thumbs down. No one is going to be "wishy-washy" in their response to this book. It would be interesting to ...more
    This book will invariably be reviewed, not along theological lines, but from specific social, political, and emotional perspectives. For that reason, it will either get two thumbs up or two thumbs down. No one is going to be "wishy-washy" in their response to this book. It would be interesting to evaluate the book based on the author's research as compared to how we choose to interpret the Bible, and believe me, we all make choices on Biblical interpretation based on our traditions, including Evangelicals.
  • 19 minutes ago
  • WilliamJames
    A to Z - There are divine categories of graven images that God has prohibited. They meet a strict standard that we can determine from the Bible. Then there are categories of decorations that represent divine acts in history or divine covenants with God's children - these become symbols of God's commandments or divine acts. You have made a categorical thinking error by conflating the two.
  • 22 minutes ago
  • gmd1952
    zipperninja - Supports rape? A Bible that calls for the death of the rapist is hardly one supportive of rape. Perhaps you have misunderstood the Biblical judicial practice of treating the testimony of both parties fairly and when there is no evidence of rape but of sex requiring the parties to ...more
    zipperninja - Supports rape? A Bible that calls for the death of the rapist is hardly one supportive of rape. Perhaps you have misunderstood the Biblical judicial practice of treating the testimony of both parties fairly and when there is no evidence of rape but of sex requiring the parties to marry. Is that what you had in mind?

    Death for rapists combined with how children were supervised explains why there is no mention of pedophilia in the Bible. Rare opportunity plus severe penalty equals little expression. If Uncle Bob had sex with a niece who was a child, he would have been lucky to get to court and receive a merciful death. Adult family members would have killed him long before that for harming the child & "Family Honor"
  • 22 minutes ago
  • zipperninja
    Pianogal4Him - I have read the bible many times and in its source languages. It never once condemns homosexuality. You are admitting yourself to have no education. Perhaps you should spend less time in hatred of homosexuals and remind yourself of what Lord Shakyamuni has said: "Even as a mother ...more
    Pianogal4Him - I have read the bible many times and in its source languages. It never once condemns homosexuality. You are admitting yourself to have no education. Perhaps you should spend less time in hatred of homosexuals and remind yourself of what Lord Shakyamuni has said:

    "Even as a mother protects with her life
    Her child, her only child,
    So with a boundless heart
    Should one cherish all living beings:
    Radiating kindness over the entire world
    Spreading upwards to the skies,
    And downwards to the depths;
    Outwards and unbounded,
    Freed from hatred and ill-will."

    You can be freed from hatred, little sister. Why don't you choose it and be happy. :)
  • 22 minutes ago
  • Roger Vincent
    zipperninja - Let's extend your faulty human logic shall we? I can easily find an "expert" educated in the field who will agree with me, then what will you do? You will move the goal posts, and use which expert has the higher degree, or who has more degrees, or which attended the more prestigious ...more
    zipperninja - Let's extend your faulty human logic shall we? I can easily find an "expert" educated in the field who will agree with me, then what will you do? You will move the goal posts, and use which expert has the higher degree, or who has more degrees, or which attended the more prestigious institute, or how many years they were in the field of study, or actually lived in a family therefore using real life experience rather than statistics. or you will the weigh which side has the majority of the experts...and the list goes on. Where will it stop. In the end, all you have proven is that you have a lot of "experts", but still no closer in finding the truth my friend :-)
  • 23 minutes ago
  • believer
    zipperninja - God's Word, the Bible does in fact condemn the sexual practices of homosexuality in both the Old and New Testament alike. Leviticus in the Old and Romans in the New clearly show God's condemnation of those practices.
  • 23 minutes ago
  • Pianogal4Him
    zipperninja - Lies, lies and more lies. And who exactly are you to judge the "morality" of scripture? The bible never supports slavery (as you define slavery) and never EVER supports rape. Just because you say it enough times, does not make it true. But you will be the one standing before God on that, not me.
  • 24 minutes ago
  • Pianogal4Him
    zipperninja - read the bible again. It most certainly condemns homosexuality and it's absolutely pointless to attempt to argue as such.
  • 26 minutes ago
  • zipperninja
    believer - The bible never condemns homosexuality. Why do you?
  • 27 minutes ago
  • Lepanto
    ChristianMann - The Bible says a day for God is as a thousand years on earth. So when Jesus told the thief He would be with him that day in paradise he was refering to God's time for which 3 days on earth would be mere seconds in heaven. My point is it is not Biblically incorrect Jesus could have spent 500 years on earth and still been with the thief that day in heaven. Does this bring some clarity?
  • 27 minutes ago