Ben G.
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Probably time to introduce myself after being here over a month

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben G. Sep 9, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello, everyone! First off, I'm a born-again Christian, and I believe the Bible to be the word of God. Second, I'm husband to my childhood sweetheart, and I wouldn't trade our relationship for the…Continue

 

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Ben G. replied to Ben G.'s discussion Favorite books and quotes in the group Louis Lamour Fanclub
"Of those mentioned, Hondo is my favorite. The Sackett books are especially enjoyable, as I have two brothers and we see many things to relate to in Tyrel, Orrin, and Tell. Lance Kilkenny is arguably my favorite character, but "The Walking…"
Apr 11
Ben G. replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"I enjoy discussing and debating my religion with other men. "Some battles are won with the mind and not the sword, but like the sword the mind must be kept honed and sharp." -Louis L'Amour, "The Walking Drum" Why is…"
Apr 11
Wes Stringfellow replied to Ben G.'s discussion Favorite books and quotes in the group Louis Lamour Fanclub
"The first Louis L'Amour book I read was The Lonesome Gods and it continues to be my favorite. I really enjoyed The Ferguson Rifle as well.Hondo goes without saying."
Mar 25
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Louis Lamour Fanclub

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Mar 24
Ben G. replied to D.J.'s discussion How best to approach a tough conversation
"Here's the best way to do it: 1. Be respectful 2. Be firm 3. Offer solutions, not "or else" statements (unless it gets REALLY bad) 4. Stick to your guns, figuratively and literally 5. If he won't respect your wishes, you might…"
Feb 11
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Jan 22
Ben G. replied to Louis S's discussion Packin' Heat (Or, why do you carry a handgun?)
"Love the Ruger LCP. Small, but it will do it's job if you do yours. I'm not really sure how Ruger got a gun the small not to kick like a son-of-a-gun, but they sure did."
Jan 9
Ben G. replied to Louis S's discussion Packin' Heat (Or, why do you carry a handgun?)
"Why do I carry a gun? Because a cop is too heavy. Because I'd rather be tried by 12 than carried by 6.  Because the bad guys have them. Because I would not be able to live with myself if something happened to someone I love while I was…"
Jan 9
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A place for gentlemen of all stripes who are interested in the broad field of Christian apologetics. If you are a thoughtful man interested in pursuing a more reasonable faith, or if becoming a pipe-smoking clone of C.S. Lewis is one of your greatest aspirations, then this is the place for you.See More
Oct 1, 2013
Ben G. replied to Will's discussion Yellow jackets in the basement
"^^^ This   My brothers and I found a nest of the yellow devils in our yard one time. We poured disel fuel down there at night, then lit it off.   Good news: it took care of the nest.   Bad news: The fire department didn't think…"
Sep 27, 2013
Ben G. replied to AZDuffman's discussion Is President Putin Manly?
"This is a great collage!"
Sep 26, 2013
Ben G. replied to AZDuffman's discussion Is President Putin Manly?
"I think that a lot of people respect him for being a strong leader, as well as an avid outdoorsman. Policies aside, he is all man. There are many things in which I am opposed to Putin, but as I stated before, every strong leader has his/her…"
Sep 25, 2013
Ben G. replied to AZDuffman's discussion Is President Putin Manly?
"You can't argue with the fact that he has won several high-level Judo matches. Some of his manly exploits may have been staged (such as tagging the tiger, etc), but he is still very much the outdoors type.   As much as I do disagree with…"
Sep 24, 2013
Ben G. replied to Will's discussion Yellow jackets in the basement
"Maybe flypaper to trap the ones that do come in. Walk around outside on the side they seem to be most prevelent on. Look for them coming in and out. Other than that, I'd call a pro."
Sep 23, 2013
Ben G. replied to Todd Serveto's discussion When Did Sin Stop Being "Exceedingly Sinful" In The Churches? in the group Christian Men
""sitting around pointing fingers at society and screeching out its sinfulness isn't advancing Christianity"   I beg to differ. Sometimes people need that "voice crying in the wilderness" to wake up and do something…"
Sep 23, 2013
Ben G. replied to Josh Willems's discussion Dressing too well in college?
"Dress for where you're going, not where you are now."
Sep 19, 2013

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Interests
Shooting, hiking, watercraft, US Navy, basically anything extreme and outdoors. Spending time with my wife and two little kids is about the best thing in this world.
Books
Bible, anything by Louis Lamour or Clive Cussler, especially the "Oregon Files" series.
Movies
Gladiator, Braveheart, The Illusionist, the Bourne Trilogy, Now You See Me, The Eagle
Music
Country, traditional Christian, Celtic
Quote
"Have I not commanded the? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for The Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest." Josh. 1:9

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At 6:03pm on August 13, 2013, Herb Munson said…

Hey Ben, welcome to The Great Debate!

 
 
 

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Brad Williams replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
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MiCHAEL J K. replied to MiCHAEL J K.'s discussion being myself
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