I'm reading the article on AoM about "Rediscovering the Barber Shop", and as much as I like that idea, I have a few concerns. The article, specifically the section on "Why Every Man Should Go to a…Continue
"I've had this discussion with low-income friends of mine for a long time. I, personally, am effectively unemployed at the moment (being an artist in a bad economy), and they keep saying "See? this will help us both!" And that may…"
"Whether or not that's true (since I don't currently have access to sources one way or the other), Obamacare is intentionally ineffective, because it's not a remedy for the problem of rising healthcare costs. It is a regulatory measure…"
"Can I just be "that guy" for a second, and state that "Lucifer" does not mean "morning star"? Morning Star is a title, commonly used in reference to spiritual stand-ins for the planet Venus. "Lucifer"…"
"Here is my opinion, both as a minister and an armchair theologian:
Get the KJV for your primary Bible. It is the most complete and accurate of the English translations, and has the benefit of sounding really pretty when read aloud. The reason…"
"I will disagree here, because (though I can't cite which specific ones), I know there are at least two verses missing from the NIV and similar things happen with the other "new" translations. If the Word must remain whole, I…"
12Not that I have now attained [this ideal], or have already been made perfect, but I press on to lay hold of (grasp) and make my own, that for which Christ Jesus (the Messiah) has laid hold of me and made me His own.
13I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
14I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.
There is a New year Ahead. It is an open page for you to write the rest of your Life.
Defeated People look at what they are going through...Sucessful people look at where they are going to. Don't let the hurts, and failures of the past determine your future. The only person who determines your future is yourself.
Each morning is a new day. Do not let what has happened to you in the Past determine the rest of your life. God's mercy is renewed every morning...I have had many failures in life but I have never been a failure. You are only a failure when you Quit, throw in the towel and admit defeat.
YOU ARE SOMEBODY IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD. NO MORE VICTIMS, FORGET IT AND LET IT GO! NOW WALK INTO THE NEW DAY...GOD BLESS YOU....My young friend I was submitting this to you to see if something like this would be acceptable for gentlemen ecumenists...It is meant to encourage not cause confussion...which is the last thing I should want to do...Dan
Hello Mitchell. Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd also give you a friendly invite to check out my new group The Great Debate. It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also the most active group on AoM at the moment. In any case, great to have you aboard.
"Adultery is not illegal. Though it may be grounds for a divorce.
Incest certainly is in most cases - though you can make a compelling argument that consent is compromised due to family roles, as well as a compelling state interest in preventing…"
"We decide as a society which things are acceptable behavior. A consenting relationship between adults, is no business of mine or yours. And no reason to discriminate.
We draw lines legally surrounding issues of consent (and sometimes harm). A…"
"You are comparing laws and customs that yoked the lives of fellow human beings in involuntary solitude and chattel slavery, broke families, and put millions of people through hardships that you could never fucking fathom,
to the laws that say, hey,…"
"I'm torn on the issue. On the one hand, I consider sexuality in the same category as I do age, race, and sex - that is, things you are born with. Discriminating against someone because they are black, or a woman, or over 50, is pretty shitty.…"
"Opening up the door for legally obligated cake baking despite the baker's objections and convictions is similar to fundamentalist christian's efforts to "get god back in schools" or "teach the controversy", in that it…"