For the last few years I have heard more and more often that we as a country and the world in general is rapidly changing. The things our forefathers and my generation took for granted will not be…Continue
"I don't think its so much that we are failing at spreading the Gospel- I think its that Christians are failing to be Christians. Its the quality vs quantity conundrum. Are those who are already Christians carrying their crosses…"
"I don't mind more sexuality and foul language - not very big problems, in the grand scheme of things (and yes, this is speaking as the parent of a young child). They need to decrease the violence though. "
"I don't think John Adams, or Thomas Jefferson, or George Washington were Christians, and I don't think they'd recognize as John Adams' religion what takes place at most evangelical churches today.
For our purposes, I'll…"
"Was it really so bad? If there were Muslim symbols on the capitol grounds, I guarantee you that the same crowd clamoring for Christmas trees on public ground would raise hell to tear down anything that had to do with the Mohammedan religion."
"Funny, you bring up the Christmas tree as a positive memory for YOU, yet you deride people for looking out for their own pleasure in your next paragraph stating that this selfish nature is the cause of the downward spiral.
What is the…"
"Exactly my sentiments! I don't want a non-Christian leading school prayer. The way things are going, if prayer were approved in schools, it might end up being a Muslim! My children are grown. But teaching prayer,…"
"Was it really so bad?
Ask an atheist, or Jew in Little Rock at the time - What did they think? - Did they feel that the government represented them under those conditions? Probably not so bad overall, but still constitutes an…"
"And my real question remains are we failing at spreading the Word, if more people walked around with a belief in a creator and final judgment would these things be as popular?
I don't know. I think probably it wouldn't affect much.…"
"As a kid I was raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. And I can remember going to the State Capitol it see the Christmas Tree being lit and a really great nativity scene on their grounds. I truly understand the separation between church and state, but was…"
"The school allowing the signs can be argued as a case of endorsement on the part of the school - much as a city hall cannot allow a nativity scene to be put up, even if paid for and put together by a group of private citizens. See the endorsement…"
"I will defer to you as to whether or not a hand is placed on the bible during a court session I don't get there very often so I don't know, I was using it more for illustration purposes, a removal of faith from our way of life.
As to John…"
"This is just an example of what appears to be good kids trying to spread a good message. I am not asking for teachers to lead my children in prayer, but when they are trying to offer a good message, maybe the schools could just step aside just a…"
"Has anyone seen the hand-on-the-Bible thing outside of movies and publicized swearing-ins for office? I see such oaths (and affirmations) done about weekly, with never a Bible in sight.
John Adams was worried about "our moral compass" as…"
""no prayer is allowed in schools"
Is there any thing to back this up? Has a student been in trouble for bowing his head and saying a prayer to himself? As a conservative Christian I don't want the school leading children in…"
"It can be done, but I don;t recommend it it. There are a few factors to consider too:
Your age, how new is your relationship and were you friends with this person first.
When I was younger and first dating my wife, I was friends with a…"
"Haven't had to a chance to read up on it, but the local news(Channel 13) this morning had a story that not only are both Dems and Reps looking to call her back based on this very thing, but that she has been suspended.
Once again, thanks…"
"Move on. You are 18, something tells me you are going to college in a few months. Spend that time prepping yourself to work yourass off to get a quality degree in a worthwhile field and to spend the next 4 years in the most target rich environment…"
"It all comes down to trust. Why date someone, why be in a relationship with someone that you can't trust. And if you can't even trust yourself, do the other people a favor and get out of the relationship."