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I see the hand of GOD in everything.
K J V | o9/18/2012 | Rich Sr

Posted on 09/18/2012 7:13:35 AM PDT by RichSr

Am I alone; seeing the hand of GOD in everything? There has/have to be others.

Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Rom 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, Rom 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Rom 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Rom 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.


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1 posted on 09/18/2012 7:13:36 AM PDT by RichSr
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To: RichSr
Nope. I'm here watching Him care for the end of this world.

I find it quite interesting to watch Scripture come to pass.

2 posted on 09/18/2012 7:15:40 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: RichSr
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools...

While this is the primary indictment against man since the Fall, it does seem that this attitude has been ratcheted up in the last 100 years or so.

But it is certainly important to keep Luke 21:28 in mind, lest we despair:

"When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."

3 posted on 09/18/2012 7:20:23 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: RichSr

Currently, America is damned for its collective abuse of our Freedoms, and will suffer destruction and loss of those Freedoms under a second Obama term.


4 posted on 09/18/2012 7:21:45 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: RichSr

You are not the only one who sees this. :(


5 posted on 09/18/2012 7:21:50 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: RichSr
One of my teachers and mentors told me long ago....

Spiritual maturity is being able to see God's hand and His power moving through the matrix of his promises across the face of the earth.

I wrote that one down....
You are in good company...

6 posted on 09/18/2012 7:23:57 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

We see it as well.


7 posted on 09/18/2012 7:30:08 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: RichSr

you’re not alone! Many of us are watching and seeing signs in the world that were long ago prophesied in the Bible.

I am trying to get ever closer to Him these days, praying, reading my Bible...I am so glad He is in charge of all things!

Blessings and prayers of comfort and peace for you!


8 posted on 09/18/2012 7:30:18 AM PDT by sassy steel magnolia (USAF life and Navy wife...God Bless the USA!)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

The hand of God needs to give some a good slap in the butt even if it isn’t the end of the world yet.

EVERY generation ever living thought they were living in end times.
It is NOT for us to know and we won’t know the time. I believe that is in the Bible as well.


9 posted on 09/18/2012 7:32:00 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: RichSr

Our pastor had a sermon on this Sunday! Not as related to the end of the world type events in the Middle East. But his basis was the chapter in Exodus where God provides for his people with manna and quail. Long story short, the point was that if we fail to see God in the ordinary, we will fail to see his work in the extra-ordinary.


10 posted on 09/18/2012 7:35:22 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: RichSr
I don 't see the hand of God in anything, myself.

To each their own.

11 posted on 09/18/2012 7:36:15 AM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: RichSr

I ofter wonder if God is raising the Muslims against West for the same reason he rose the Babylonians against Israel.


12 posted on 09/18/2012 7:40:07 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Joseph Harrolds

Joseph Harrolds
Since Aug 17, 2012

“Welcome to Free Republic, America’s exclusive site for God, Family, Country, Life & Liberty conservatives!”
- Jim Robinson

So your purpose involving yourself in Jim’s forum is?


13 posted on 09/18/2012 7:42:47 AM PDT by plsjr (<>< ... HIS will be done! (choose a "lesser evil"? NEVER AGAIN))
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To: RichSr

Everything works too perfect not to see God in everything.


14 posted on 09/18/2012 7:42:54 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: RichSr

The question for me is whether Obama is God’s vehicle of judgement against America and whether He will relent after four years or if we are doomed to another four. Has America repented enough for some prosperity to return or are we headed down the economic cliff for our unrighteousness?

Having spent 16 of the past 24 months unemployed, I certainly feel His wrath and call to repentance. Jesus picked me up like a wandering sheep and brought me back to His flock. Will He do the same for our country or is it too late?


15 posted on 09/18/2012 7:46:14 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: RichSr
No, you're not alone.
Read first Ezekiel 12:27 and realize that this book is about the time JUST BEFORE the END.
Then read Ezekiel 38 and Ezekiel 39, and pay close attention to Ezekiel 39:1-17.

This prophesy is happening now
16 posted on 09/18/2012 7:47:09 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: RichSr

When did we, collectively as a nation, turn away from God? Was it in the 60s? 70s? Roe v Wade? At 62, I can’t remember the turning-point. Maybe it was so gradual that I just don’t remember a break point. Anyone know?


17 posted on 09/18/2012 7:47:19 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Liberals, democrats & unions - and all leftist scum - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: RichSr
I have been quoting this section of Scripture for some time: look at Romans 1:25 and 26...'cause and effect'.

We do NOT acknowledge Him as Creator...instead, He is 'booed' and rejected on American soil.

18 posted on 09/18/2012 7:47:19 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: RichSr

I do and I have been advising others around me who don’t see how God is working in their own life, as well. So thanks for this thread, it shows it’s on your mind as much as mine!


19 posted on 09/18/2012 7:47:53 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: carriage_hill
When did we, collectively as a nation, turn away from God?

Early 60's...when we cast Him from our children's classrooms...downhill ever since.

20 posted on 09/18/2012 7:49:15 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: RichSr
To help you with your post, I recommend It'll help us old FReepers read your post. My eyes ain't what they use to be.

21 posted on 09/18/2012 7:49:15 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: plsjr
So your purpose involving yourself in Jim’s forum is?

Discussion. Are conservative agnostics not welcome here? In the short time I've been here I've seen a number of posts from conservative atheists and agnostics.

22 posted on 09/18/2012 7:50:52 AM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: Yosemitest
...pay close attention to Ezekiel 39:1-17.

...especially 39:6...are we "the isles"?

23 posted on 09/18/2012 7:51:08 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: carriage_hill

When this bunch: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unitarianism#UMI_.28USA.29 took over all of the Church Schools(we how call them “Ivy League”) in around 1820.


24 posted on 09/18/2012 7:51:56 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Joseph Harrolds
I don 't see the hand of God in anything, myself. To each their own.

It is necessary to WANT to see God to to see the hand God. To each their own, but one day EVERY knee will bow to the name of JESUS. GOD is waiting for you to ask to see Himbefore it is TOO LATE.

For God so loved the world the He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16

25 posted on 09/18/2012 7:53:51 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: A CA Guy
The hand of God needs to give some a good slap in the butt even if it isn’t the end of the world yet.

****************

(1) Some are too dull too notice...
--OR--
(2) ..(a)They know the truth, (b)don't care, and (c)remain hostile to God (Romans 1:18ff refers)

Perhaps America received such a slap (...as you mentioned)
More than once...
9/11/2001 comes to mind...

Enjoy your day

26 posted on 09/18/2012 7:58:19 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: circlecity

Muslims are raising themselves up with the support of the deceived and by the avoidance of addressing it’s infiltration into America by others. Amazing how much some do for evil, and how little some do for good.


27 posted on 09/18/2012 7:58:41 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: RichSr; Joseph Harrolds

Since God created heaven and earth, he has complete control over it.

If I write a computer program, I have complete control over it’s design, it is up to me how it will work. A good programmer knows before the program runs which instructions will execute and when.

If I design and build a house, I determine where the rooms and stairs are and what materials are used.

Sounds very simple, but perhaps worth contemplating for some folks.


28 posted on 09/18/2012 7:59:08 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: plsjr; Joseph Harrolds
So your purpose involving yourself in Jim’s forum is?

We certainly can imagine very well - since he was hell bent to make such a comment on this thread!

29 posted on 09/18/2012 8:03:19 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: RichSr
Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

Rom 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Rom 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

Rom 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Rom 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

30 posted on 09/18/2012 8:05:46 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: stars & stripes forever
It is necessary to WANT to see God to to see the hand God.

If we are to assume, for purposes of this discussion, that such a being (God) actually exists, then I do honestly want to see God.

...but I don't see such a thing. Now what?

31 posted on 09/18/2012 8:07:54 AM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: RichSr

I know what you mean. These things are my mind alot lately. I just finished reading The Harbinger. I don’t really recommend it as literature but then again it was written as literature. It’s well worth a read and some thought.


32 posted on 09/18/2012 8:08:27 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: OrangeHoof

People chose Obama - and it shows the level of depravity in America. Obama is not God’s vehicle for anything! But man showing what they are and where they are coming from. Nothing good comes out of evil, yet, man is hell bent to chose it.


33 posted on 09/18/2012 8:08:27 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: RichSr
I wasn't raised in a religious household and have had to figure things out as I go. However, as I learn more, the more I see and the more I see, the more I learn.

The book "The Harbinger" was extremely helpful for my perspective and with my contemporary understanding about how things work and how things are now and why.

"Interesting times" barely describes the here and now. It's scary fascinating how well propaganda works and how blindly trusting we American humans are in the world our parents built for us and in those who run it for us, instead of He who created the world and the actual rules it runs by.

We are soon to get another big lesson, since we refuse to pay attention to the small lessons we receive daily.

All according to the Plan...

34 posted on 09/18/2012 8:09:56 AM PDT by GBA
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To: RichSr

You are not alone. We must fall to our knees or He will make us fall to our knees.


35 posted on 09/18/2012 8:14:00 AM PDT by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: Joseph Harrolds
It's Jim's forum. He and his admin mods determine whether someone is allowed to stay or not. They are forgiving.

But when a noob is attracted to a thread that obviously reflects the participants’ faith and posts an antagonistic comment, it's a ‘tell’ that sometimes leads to a zot.

If you're here to add value, welcome. If you're here to disrupt, or sew dissent ion beware the viking kitties.

36 posted on 09/18/2012 8:14:19 AM PDT by plsjr (<>< ... HIS will be done! (choose a "lesser evil"? NEVER AGAIN))
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To: Joseph Harrolds
Discussion.

I have NOTHING to discuss with any godless creature! This is a GOD first forum.

"What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?" 2 Cor 6:15

37 posted on 09/18/2012 8:17:28 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: RichSr
I have no doubt that God is at work in our world. I know that He wins in the end. But I also believe that He allows people to make their choices, and lets them live with the consequences of those choices. Some deny this, saying that everything that happens God willed, and so everything that happens is really good after-all. I believe they are wrong. Our world is in chaos now, and filled with great evil. They make God responsible for the evil, as if a holy God wanted them to make those evil, sinful choices. I never say, as so many do that “God is in control”, but instead that “God is in ultimate control”. His ultimate purposes will not be thwarted. I saw a quote recently that I like: "Everything will be okay in the end. If it isn't okay, it isn't the end."
38 posted on 09/18/2012 8:20:20 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: plsjr
...and posts an antagonistic comment,

I disagree with your characterization of my comment as "antagonisic". I attacked no one.

39 posted on 09/18/2012 8:25:22 AM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: who knows what evil?
I don't know your denomination.
But in general "the isles" are where we came from.
If I told you, chances are you wouldn't believe me.
The Bible refers to countries as "houses" of "named individual".
In short, and if you will hear it, "the isles" are Great Britain, referred to as Ephraim and Manasseh.
Notice what happened in Genesis 48, and pay very close attention to verse 16. Remember the war between Israel and the Jews?
So the nation of Israel is NOT the HOUSE of ISRAEL.
40 posted on 09/18/2012 8:27:54 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Joseph Harrolds
I, personally, did not take it as antagonistic. However, due to your status as having signed up here just yesterday, I would be doubly--or triply--careful as to how you word your comments.

You have no history for the mods to go by to ascertain your true intentions, to determine whether a comment was just stupid, or intentionally antagonistic.

Just some food for thought.

41 posted on 09/18/2012 8:29:21 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: GBA
It's scary fascinating how well propaganda works

Those who have no truth in them allow garbage in, thus garbage out. Propaganda can only work on those who are not rock solid in TRUTH/God. This election cycle was a vivid display of how many are NOT rock solid but will fall for anything and encourage others to do the same through fear.

It is obvious how propaganda/evil works and I found that you can't tell anyone for they truly can't see it or really refuse to see it. What is obvious for some, others are blinded towards it. I agree, it is scary - for them and America!

42 posted on 09/18/2012 8:36:29 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name
I have NOTHING to discuss with any godless creature!

I must admit, in the decades I've been on the internet (and the usenet before then) I've never been called a "godless creature"!

Well done, sir. You have amused me, and I thank you for it.

43 posted on 09/18/2012 8:36:29 AM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: Yosemitest

Thank you for your explanation...


44 posted on 09/18/2012 8:39:11 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: PieterCasparzen

God did not make us robots. Those who chose GOD, do so willingly. He wants us to go to HIM because we want HIM. He does not control us as love never controls.


45 posted on 09/18/2012 8:40:25 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Joseph Harrolds

So, finally, you are hearing the TRUTH!


46 posted on 09/18/2012 8:43:58 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Joseph Harrolds
I disagree with your characterization of my comment as "antagonisic". I attacked no one.

Your comments have not been antagonistic. You just gave your honest opinion, which caused alarm in some of the more ambitious religionists that stand watch here. You'll be fine, if you are sincere and a conservative leaning noob.
47 posted on 09/18/2012 8:44:20 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: ShadowAce
I, personally, did not take it as antagonistic. However, due to your status as having signed up here just yesterday,

A month ago, actually.

You have no history for the mods to go by to ascertain your true intentions, to determine whether a comment was just stupid, or intentionally antagonistic.

Or, as was the case here, a simple honest attenpt to add to the conversation.

48 posted on 09/18/2012 8:44:57 AM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: Joseph Harrolds
I think a reasonable person would see the validity of my opinion.

It seems TheFreeDictionary does too:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/antagonistic

antagonistic [ænˌtægəˈnɪstɪk]
adj
1. in active opposition
2. mutually opposed

I did not assert you attacked anyone, I merely made (an obvious) observation.
49 posted on 09/18/2012 8:46:26 AM PDT by plsjr (<>< ... HIS will be done! (choose a "lesser evil"? NEVER AGAIN))
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To: Joseph Harrolds
I think a reasonable person would see the validity of my opinion.

It seems TheFreeDictionary does too:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/antagonistic

antagonistic [ænˌtægəˈnɪstɪk]
adj
1. in active opposition
2. mutually opposed

I did not assert you attacked anyone, I merely made (an obvious) observation.
50 posted on 09/18/2012 8:46:42 AM PDT by plsjr (<>< ... HIS will be done! (choose a "lesser evil"? NEVER AGAIN))
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