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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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gavinf56

Feb-13-13 5:19 AM

Soooooo, Ronald Reagan called the Russia the evil empire because they didn't believe in God? Yeeaaa, ok.

Theocracies are never evil and suppress their people? Yeeeeaaaa, ok.

Drink!

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MrShaman

Feb-13-13 5:47 AM

"Ronald Reagan called Russia the evil empire.

Government is to protect us, from evil forces. Instead, our government, is becoming the evil force." - Michael D Freezer

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

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Premier

Feb-13-13 6:11 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?

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ToTEXASfromPA

Feb-13-13 6:16 AM

"that the Church, has got to be involved in politics."--M. Freezer

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You may need to explain yourself and be a little more precise. Let me give several reasons.

Our early founders realized it was a mistake for the Church of England to be entwined with the government and politics. That is why they were careful not to set up a government controlled denomination that infringed on the religious freedoms of other denominations.

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". Even then, governing was much smaller than our current concept. People were more dependent upon God and less dependent upon self.

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wwhickok

Feb-13-13 6:16 AM

"But when held up to the light of truth, we see them as false. We have been led to believe a lie. All of mankind is in trouble, because one person, was led to believe a lie."

"Government is to protect us, from evil forces. Instead, our government, is becoming the evil force."

Are people really this naive? C'mon everyone should always have known that most politicians are liars and that it's all about money. That's why doing your research before voting is so*****important. Instead people just vote based on party affiliation or who gives the most welfare, etc. We got in this mess because of the leadership we had in place, the politicians we had in place. The American people take some of the blame. We has a country have given the government the power to do these things, we've allowed them to make new laws, without fighting the issues, there are courts, petitions, etc for these types of things. This isn't something that happened over night. The American peopl

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ToTEXASfromPA

Feb-13-13 6:17 AM

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Good moral people are needed in the running or our government. Good morals come through the natural laws that are implanted by God on the hearts of ALL who are created. An individual relationship between a person and God does help because it is consistent with the moral/natural laws. An understanding and following Christian Biblical principles does help because they are consistent with and ever mindful of the natural laws.

The problems arise when people follow man-made philosophies, selfish tendencies and sinful actions.

For a good read, I suggest that you try 2 Chronicles 20 when Jehosophat the king of Israel lead them into battle. That is how government should function.

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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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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 6:29 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 6:31 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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JosephOtto

Feb-13-13 6:43 AM

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

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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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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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CMReeder

Feb-13-13 8:17 AM

The letter is vague, deceptive and factless.

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wwhickok

Feb-13-13 9:19 AM

sorta like your comment Reeder?

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CMReeder

Feb-13-13 11:11 AM

And yours!

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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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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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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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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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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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Bufftrev1

Feb-13-13 6:09 PM

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

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rick424

Feb-13-13 7:31 PM

good one bufftrev, I like that one.

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CMReeder

Feb-14-13 8:30 AM

You understood it, the crazy person understood this letter.

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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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