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The Common Denominator

February 13, 2013

Ronald Reagan called Russia the evil empire. The United States of America is on a fast track to replace Russia as the evil empire....

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MrShaman

Feb-14-13 12:24 PM

"DavidBross,

There is much you do not know and it is evident that you do not want to know it." - enigma

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What a PERFECT definition for "belief"!!

WELL DONE!

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MrShaman

Feb-14-13 12:16 PM

MrShaman,"Evil?? Seriously...in this day-and-age...people are expected to buy-into such fairy-tale terminology as "evil"??"

Your statement does explain one thing. If the left now does not believe in evil, it would explain why they don't mind when politicians lie to them and take their rights." - enigma

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...While you "believers" insist those epileptics/bi-polars/schizophrenics...who were tortured/executed for being "possessed/evil"...were merely honest-mistakes...but, not a good-enough excuse to totally disregard "evil", when judging others.

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MrShaman

Feb-14-13 12:04 PM

"Francine - the answer to your question is "Eve." Original sin." - JosephOtto

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Ah, yes...it HAD to be "the wife".

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MrShaman

Feb-14-13 12:00 PM

"When God set up the nation of Israel with Moses and Aaron, he kept the governing functions separate from everyday worship, reading and learning of the "Law"." - ToTEXASfromPA

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Do you have ANY idea how ridiculous that sounds?????

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MrShaman

Feb-14-13 11:56 AM

"Sham has all by himself re-written history by proclaing the term "evil" is some form of hocus pocus fairy-tale. Maybe morally wicked will do?" - Premier

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You can call influence...by "evil spirits"...anything you want. It's merely one more excuse (for "believers") to throw their hands up, into-the-air, and insist whatever-the-situation is outta-their-hands...that their "God" is gonna carry that "ball"...and, absolve the "believers" of any (actual) work/effort/responsibility.

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spike2

Feb-14-13 9:09 AM

Yes. let's all give organized religion more money. You think the government wastes dollars? How about the state of the Catholic Church? Lawsuits, and legitimate at that, have caused the church to close churches, sell property and pay millions of dollars. I believe those are tax payer dollars, albeit given willingly, to a fair number of criminals. pedophiles are criminals, right?

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CMReeder

Feb-14-13 8:35 AM

What are these schemes of wickedness and who is the person that led us to the lie and what is the lie?

My first thought was a real person but realized that they must be referring to the Devil or Satan or what ever you want to call him. The truth in the letter is Jesus. Everything we know, we see, we think is a lie only Jesus is the truth.

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CMReeder

Feb-14-13 8:30 AM

You understood it, the crazy person understood this letter.

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rick424

Feb-13-13 7:31 PM

good one bufftrev, I like that one.

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Bufftrev1

Feb-13-13 6:09 PM

whiskey tango foxtrot is another apt way to characterize this letter..

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enigma

Feb-13-13 4:46 PM

DavidBross, Your failure to understand what is said does not mean that what was said was vague. It is merely that you do not have the background to understand. There is much you do not know and it is evident that you do not want to know it. I will admit that when I read the letter I knew there would be many who would not get it even though I understood it completely. "We mock what we do not understand" another good quote.

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DavidBross

Feb-13-13 3:48 PM

"The only fool bigger than one who knows it all is the one who argues with them." Nonetheless, I will ignore this excellent advice. There is much about this letter that I find disturbing. For one thing, its level of certainty and the vagueness with which it supported that certainty. See Francine's post for an example. Here is one quote that stuck in my mind in particular. "The Church that establishes freedom, through faithfulness." This reminds me of a similar phrase, "Work will set you free."

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CHayes

Feb-13-13 1:18 PM

"There are lots of countries in the world that we can look at of examples of the church becoming involved in politics, Iran and Pakistan are two that come to mind."

Whoops, you forgot the Taliban Jerry. Now there's a theocracy success story.

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enigma

Feb-13-13 12:47 PM

JerryfromRI, You don't seem to get the difference between getting involved in politics and taking over the goverrnment. Christians have every bit as much right to be involved in politics as anyone else. If you forbid any religious involvement in government then you have only the godless running or more accurately ruinning the country. Where is your tolerance?

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JerryfromRI

Feb-13-13 12:16 PM

"This is why, I stated in a previous article published on January 19, (Thus, the 2nd Amendment) that the Church, has got to be involved in politics. "

There are lots of countries in the world that we can look at of examples of the church becoming involved in politics, Iran and Pakistan are two that come to mind.

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CMReeder

Feb-13-13 11:11 AM

And yours!

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wwhickok

Feb-13-13 9:19 AM

sorta like your comment Reeder?

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CMReeder

Feb-13-13 8:17 AM

The letter is vague, deceptive and factless.

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gavinf56

Feb-13-13 7:25 AM

Sorry enigma, but I was mocking the insinuation that Reagan thought the Soviets were evil because they didn't believe in God.

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enigma

Feb-13-13 7:09 AM

MrShaman,"Evil?? Seriously...in this day-and-age...people are expected to buy-into such fairy-tale terminology as "evil"??"

Webster defines 'evil: morally reprehensible; arising from actual or imputed bad character or conduct' Not a word in there about fairy-tales. You and Gavin seem to equate evil with your disbelief in God, and that is a type of evil, but not the only one. Strange you should think this since one the the classic atheist arguments is, "If God exists, why is there so much evil in the world?" If evil is a fairy tale, that question becomes senseless. Your statement does explain one thing. If the left now does not believe in evil, it would explain why they don't mind when politicians lie to them and take their rights.

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JosephOtto

Feb-13-13 6:43 AM

Francine - the answer to your question is "Eve." Original sin.

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wwhickok

Feb-13-13 6:31 AM

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religion. But I also don't believe religion hurts. Those who 'claim' to have faith can't be hypocrites(kinda defeats the purpose if they are); those who don't have to have a good moral foundation and that really does start with parenting.

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wwhickok

Feb-13-13 6:29 AM

Texas, I'm going to sum up my opinion on your comments (which I clicked agree to) by saying that I believe that if you replace "Christianity with the word Religion" and "God with Religious icon(for a lack of a better word) in most of it, I agree completely with it. I don't have a problem with your comments being based on your personal religion of choice. I am just making a statement to say that I believe that most people in this country who have a committed belief in a religion, are better people for it. Does it make me a bad person that I am not strong in faith for any religion? I don't think so, so I'm certainly not saying that makes anyone else a bad person. Overall my point is, people need to have faith in something, something good, something based on love for humanity and self. Without that, there is a strong tendency to walk the wrong path. That faith can, imo, be as simple as believing in yourself and your family. Being a good person, imo, doesn't require

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wwhickok

Feb-13-13 6:22 AM

"the Church, has got to be involved in politics. The Church that establishes freedom, through faithfulness. Our founding fathers, were of this type of Church."

I respect your opinion Mr. Freezer, but I disagree with you.

This country is far too diverse to base laws, legislation, etc off of Christianity. That's just the way it is now in this country, times have changed. I'm not saying that it should be disallowed to advocate for religion or anything like that, but there are so many religions in this country now, that I don't believe it would be fair to legislate based on just one.

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wwhickok

Feb-13-13 6:20 AM

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scared to fight back. When a burglar comes into your home and tells you what to do, do you run scared? Or do you turn around and shoot that m-f and make him understand you do matter and you will not be controlled (metaphor people). I have no problem with laws but there are far too many of them. The police forces, codes, etc have basically made it okay to control people and fine them for virtually anything that creates revenue for the government. This is just one example. Look in the mirror and ask yourself; "Have you done anything to make your life better?"

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