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Protect your soul

May 30, 2013

Beware of an enemy who can damage or take away your soul. The consumption of alcohol, recreational drugs and abusive literature and language....

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JohnZook

Jun-01-13 11:16 PM

I'll even bet there are a few Anarchists out there as well. As for me, I'm much more comfortable on God's side. Man has let all of us down too many times........

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Billtown101

Jun-01-13 12:09 PM

Oh my... "Mayberry-along-the-Susquahanna" is just chock-full of self-proclaimed holier-than-thou's today!!

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JohnZook

May-31-13 7:55 PM

S/L-I agree with the first 2 sentences. You know, that's why they are called sinners and criminals. Where do you think our laws were adopted from anyway. Most, not all, of the Founders were believers and believed that the Constitution was Divinely inspired. But, because of the decline in morality in the country, you can't even imagine what a moral society is. All humans are failures when it comes to living their lives; no mortal man or woman is perfect. Like the Bible says, "All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God". Of course, if you don't believe, that doesn't mean you can live in anarchy. That's where laws come in.

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sideliner

May-31-13 5:25 AM

According to the Right only the righteous follow the law. Criminals and sinners don't. The Right plays the "law card" with one hand and with the other plays the" laws preventing crime and,, the violation of other's rights don't work card" with the other. Can't have it both ways.

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CHayes

May-30-13 7:47 PM

There may be hope for a couple of our residents:

"A leading neurologist at the University of Oxford said this week that recent developments meant that science may one day be able to identify religious fundamentalism as a “mental illness” and a cure it.

During a talk at the Hay Literary Festival in Wales on Wednesday, Kathleen Taylor was asked what positive developments she anticipated in neuroscience in the next 60 years.

“One of the surprises may be to see people with certain beliefs as people who can be treated,” she explained, according to The Times of London. “Somebody who has for example become radicalised to a cult ideology – we might stop seeing that as a personal choice that they have chosen as a result of pure free will and may start treating it as some kind of mental disturbance.”"

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enoughalready

May-30-13 4:15 PM

I bet it's really hot in that glass house today.....

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MrShaman

May-30-13 3:23 PM

Chuck,"Ever wonder how truly good those who profess in goodness are?"

Ironically, the closer to good a person is, the more they recognize their moral shortcomings. The very evil generally believe..." - enigma

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BZZZT!!!!! Sorry, Skippy. There's no room, in the civilized World, for fairy-tale terminology like "evil". Scare little-children (and, like-minded "conservatives") on your own time.

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MrShaman

May-30-13 3:19 PM

Sham,"Gotta go with "...Life, Liberty & THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.", on this one."

Here's a simple principle that those on the left don't get, No one has the right to do what is wrong. That is a concept known as natural law..." - enigma

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Natural Law: a body of law or a specific principle held to be derived from nature and binding upon human society in the absence of or in addition to positive law.

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Yeah...I'm gonna allow some "conservative" to determine what a "natural law" is.

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MrShaman

May-30-13 3:13 PM

Mr Shaman I guess in your opinion there are no holds barred in the pursuit of happiness. Regardless if its legal or who it may hurt in the process." - GysgtUSMC

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Not at all.

Hurting someone-else...or, impacting THEIR Life, in any way, is crossing-the-line.

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enigma

May-30-13 11:22 AM

Chuck,"Ever wonder how truly good those who profess in goodness are?"

Ironically, the closer to good a person is, the more they recognize their moral shortcomings. The very evil generally believe themselves to be very good, while the morally upright are very aware of their own bad behavior. The apostle Paul described himself as the chief of sinners, because having a close relationship with God, the author of goodness, shows a person how far short they fall. True Christians do not profess to be good, only to know the difference. Those who, as Chuck says, 'profess goodness' have no idea.

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CMReeder

May-30-13 10:46 AM

Ever wonder how truly good those who profess in goodness are?

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enigma

May-30-13 9:43 AM

Sham,"Gotta go with "...Life, Liberty & THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.", on this one."

If it would make me happy to run over Sham with a steam roller, then I have a right to do it, according to Sham. Lucky for Sham, I don't believe that, nor do those making our laws. Here's a simple principle that those on the left don't get, No one has the right to do what is wrong. That is a concept known as natural law, which is where 'life liberty and the pursuit of happiness' comes from. The left wants the rights from natural law, or at least the ones they like, but refuse to accept the responsibilities and limitations that come with it.

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GysgtUSMC

May-30-13 9:34 AM

Mr Shaman I guess in your opinion there are no holds barred in the pursuit of happiness. Regardless if its legal or who it may hurt in the process.

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MrShaman

May-30-13 9:19 AM

"However when pleasures are coupled with sinful acts (as mentioned above) they become the "lusts of the flesh" concept that the Bible talks about and they inhibit our relations with others and with God." - ToTEXASfromPA

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Sorry!

Gotta go with "...Life, Liberty & THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.", on this one.

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ToTEXASfromPA

May-30-13 9:00 AM

"The Bible is clear about don't only fear people who can kill your body, but fear those who can destroy or take away your soul." --Herbert C. Jordan

++ Jesus has come to deliver us from sin (not just the ones mentioned) and restore our relationship with Him. He wants us to have an abundant, full life.

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."-John 10:10

Sin entered the world through Adam, the first man; however, all people have sinned and are in need of a savior, someone to take away the sin. That savior is Jesus Christ; call upon him for forgiveness and follow him as lord.

"For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!" -Romans 5:17

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ToTEXASfromPA

May-30-13 8:57 AM

Cont>>>

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts."-Romans 13:13-14

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ToTEXASfromPA

May-30-13 8:57 AM

"The consumption of alcohol, recreational drugs and abusive literature and language."

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These things can stimulate the sensor pleasure center of the body by providing relaxation feelings, endorphin release, adrenalin rush, etc. God provides us with these pleasure sensors so that we can enjoy the goodness that He has created, ie. love from helping others, smiles when something good happens, or the uniting of a husband and wife through intimate acts of s e x . However when pleasures are coupled with sinful acts (as mentioned above) they become the "lusts of the flesh" concept that the Bible talks about and they inhibit our relations with others and with God.

"Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul."-1 Peter 2:11

"Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus

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CHayes

May-30-13 7:57 AM

I heard when someone takes your picture they steal a chunk of your soul. Maybe that's why super models seem so soulless.

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MrShaman

May-30-13 6:32 AM

"And we needed a LTE to tell us this right?" - wwhickok

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Think of it as an "arrested-development" booster-shot; i.e. sales-and-marketing, faith-based style.

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wwhickok

May-30-13 6:16 AM

And we needed a LTE to tell us this right?

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MrShaman

May-30-13 5:31 AM

"Beware of an enemy who can damage or take away your soul.

The consumption of alcohol, recreational drugs and abusive literature and language." - Herbert C. Jordan

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I'm guessing...those folks who feel they have the Divine Right to incarcerate others (for consuming such "evils"), are a much-larger threat to a civil-society.

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