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May 27, 2013

In the letter titled "First Amendment reminder," the writer said she was “appalled at the horror of what Dr. Gosnell did....

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USABorn

May-30-13 5:25 AM

ToTEXASfromPA - 4:20 PM

USABorn,

"Yes, I was at the MHS reunion at the elementary school."

I wish I could have been there Texas, but was physically unable to attend. So glad you and your "bride" enjoyed it.

Congrats on winning the throw. I hope it was the ORIGINAL school picture. At one time, the school was lauded as one of the most beautiful in the state.

Proud to know you are a fellow alumni......

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rmiller

May-29-13 9:46 AM

Hi Texas,

"Different approaches fit different personalities."

As long as the "approach is doctrinal.

Hope you are having a great day!

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ToTEXASfromPA

May-28-13 8:56 PM

RMiller,

Yes, all Christians are called upon to make disciples and share the gospel message. Different approaches fit different personalities.

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CHayes

May-28-13 12:37 PM

"In my heart, I know that witnessing, exhorting the Gospel, is something God has called all Christians to do."

And you don't suppose that's why so many people would rather have a terrorist cell living next to them than a bunch of christians?

TMI Relene, TMI.

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rmiller

May-28-13 12:01 PM

One last coat tail to Texas's post. We are only to answer to the Lord. In my heart, I know that witnessing, exhorting the Gospel, is something God has called all Christians to do. So, I guess...for me...speaking forth His Word is in alignment with what He commands.

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rmiller

May-28-13 11:59 AM

Nice position Texas. Hope you are enjoying being at home for some time! My intent (heart) was not to thrust you into any position. I was seeking validation perhaps in my assertion that being a Christian invokes an ongoing resolve to reach the lost. I can't be one person here and another person somewhere else. My relationship with my "Saviour" is not a silent proposition, rather a reflection of His standards, His ideals and His admonishments from His Word. We must proclaim truth, where it is compromised and on that I'm certain you will concur. You have grace that models the Apostle Paul. :) I probably model Peter and am more knee jerk reflex. I do not believe, however, that our relationship with Christ is a private matter when indeed He called us to be witnesses for Him. He came to save lost souls, not to assuage our weaknesses and or social ills. Again, I didn't say this, "If ye love me, keep my commandments."

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ToTEXASfromPA

May-28-13 10:37 AM

"Texas will no doubt clarify whether or not he believes I'm a true believer or not and clarify any misgivings you apparently have."

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I have been thrust into a difficult position, how do I answer it? By testifying for one, do I judge between two people and put one over another? Do I upset one over another? Do I make them both mad? Do I drive a wedge between people? People do not need validation from me; they need validation from the Lord.

Both claim to be Christians and I believe them. Do they have different approaches and beliefs on certain topic than I do? Yes, that is because I am a sinner and fall short of God's ideal many times.

The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” --1 Samuel 16:7b

Off to ReptileLand, Piper Air Museum, Woolrich store, and maybe Abrana Marie's Norte for dinner.

CHayes, happy anniversary.

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CMReeder

May-28-13 8:08 AM

Not sure all humans have evolved judging from the posts of some of the religious conservatives here.

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CHayes

May-28-13 1:47 AM

"Next time your at a zoo, tell the chimps, monkeys, apes, gorillas, that someone forgot to tell them to evolve"

So your cartoonish view of evolution is that a chimp goes to bed a chimp and wakes up a human?

Nothing like a good chuckle before bed.

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rmiller

May-27-13 11:01 PM

Melissa,

You almost have me convinced that man came from an animal. Your posts are certainly convincing that we probably did evolve from primates. Next time your at a zoo, tell the chimps, monkeys, apes, gorillas, that someone forgot to tell them to evolve.

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rmiller

May-27-13 10:57 PM

Correction: Texas will no doubt clarify whether or not he believes I'm a true believer or not and clarify any misgivings you apparently have. I'm saddened that you find the Word of God offensive. Mark that offence. The cross is an offence. So, you are offended and tired of people pretending to be Christians?

" I like your stance. It is the stance of a true believer, not someone who uses his/her religion to masquerade as a good person. That is what we see so much of"

If your understanding of a Christian is one who does good things and that is the mark of a true believer, even "our righteousness is as filthy rags." We have nothing, zero, zilch to offer Him, nothing. I need to be obedient to Him, not man, nor seek approval. Indeed He said, we (the true believers) would be mocked and chided and even put to death for our stand. It happens here all the time, so God's Word, when contextualized correctly is spot on, is it not?

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rmiller

May-27-13 10:51 PM

nobud,

I wouldn't run too far with Texas's statement. He will no doubt clarify your assertion that he is a believer and I'm not. A true believer adheres to God's standards, period. As Texas has said, He still loves the world, but he will concur that rejection of Him will lead to eternity in h e l l. You can choose to love Him or not. But, your choice, ultimately demands obedience to Him. That, my dear is the mark of a true Christian. "If ye love me, keep my commandments." God's Word is not a smorgasbord where we cherry pick what we like or not. He paid a dear price for our sins. Simply believing there is a Saviour and knowing Him personally are two different things. Many people claim to be Christians and in that day, will come to Him and He will say, "Depart from me ye workers of iniquity, I never knew you." "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel." Hundreds of verses, hundreds of commands. I take Him very seriously.

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WKnapp

May-27-13 10:17 PM

Ummmm...because you know the truth but reject it?

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CHayes

May-27-13 7:43 PM

" I don't keep God out of anything in my life -He is the reason I have my next breath - or not."

Why does that make me think of Darth Vader holding his hand up.

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nobud74

May-27-13 7:43 PM

ToTexas, I like your stance. It is the stance of a true believer, not someone who uses his/her religion to masquerade as a good person. That is what we see so much of. Take the hand that is offered or not, but the hand is there all the same.

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ToTEXASfromPA

May-27-13 6:34 PM

"God can be in your life all you want, but you can't force other people to believe [in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior]"--edit of MelissaBRown statement

I agree; nobody can force another to believe. Each person is free to make their own choice and Jesus Christ will honor their choice. Jesus will love all but they don't have to love back.

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Tgrammiex4

May-27-13 6:31 PM

Maybe the apes have it right, they breed to procreate.Hmmmm....

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MelissaBrown

May-27-13 6:05 PM

God can be in your life all you want, but you can't force other people to believe the fairy tales you believe

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MelissaBrown

May-27-13 6:01 PM

Humans are primates. Primates are animals. "Humans (variously Homo sapiens and Homo sapiens sapiens) are primates of the family Hominidae, and the only extant species of the genus Homo.[2][3] Humans are distinguished from other animals by a relatively larger brain with a particularly well developed neocortex, prefrontal cortex and temporal lobes; enabling high levels of abstract reasoning, language, introspection, problem solving, culture through social learning, and other important mental capabilities which, combined with bipedal locomotion that frees the hands for manipulating objects, has allowed far greater use of tools than any other species."

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rmiller

May-27-13 4:51 PM

"As for animal rights, sometimes people forget that humans are animals."

One, we are not animals...you still haven't found the missing link!

Two, I don't keep God out of anything in my life - He is the reason I have my next breath - or not.

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MelissaBrown

May-27-13 4:37 PM

Keep god out of it. That is the problem. You think you can use your religion to tell me what I can or can't do.I don't care what your god says and I shouldn't be denied rights because of what some fictional being says.

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MelissaBrown

May-27-13 4:34 PM

There is no anger or rage in my posts. My empathy is for the woman who is facing an unwanted pregnancy. YOU are the ones who lack empathy.

As for animal rights, sometimes people forget that humans are animals, but actually I probably wouldn't confer rights to dogs or cats the way Erik seems to be suggesting.

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rmiller

May-27-13 4:23 PM

Texas,

Sounds like you are enjoying your time home and no doubt your Mom is blessed having you both home. What a blessing it was to finally put a face to a username -makes you much more special. I pray for your safe return and hope to see you on the rebound!

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rmiller

May-27-13 4:21 PM

MelissaB,

If by your reasoning, a fetus(legal medical term) again...we call it a baby developing at early states, has no right to be considered a person, then.....if and when a woman who chooses to have that "fetus" and bring it into the world, why should a man be held accountable for any "support" when indeed it was her "choice" to have or not to have the baby?

And as it took both man and woman to bring about this "fetus", do you believe the man has no right to the fetus even though he may want to? Your absolute lack of empathy to this situation is unnerving from a human perspective. Do you not read the anger and rage in your posts?

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ToTEXASfromPA

May-27-13 4:20 PM

USABorn,

Yes, I was at the MHS reunion at the elementary school. Graduated in 1973. Since you graduated 55 years ago, you would have been there also. BTW, I was the one that won the blue and white throw/afghan/blanket with the pictures of the school woven into it.

We went by Selinda Kennedy's studio today to look at red ware. She is so talented.

Also walked the streets before the parade today from just down from the John Brady Hotel up to Penn Street and back.

Drove to Montgomery, across the river to I-180, and back.

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