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Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly

Posted on 03/09/2013 12:57:21 AM PST by Kaslin

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1 posted on 03/09/2013 12:57:22 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
First, Mass is often deadly dull. Sometimes the priest is from Botswana, and you can't understand him. Other times, you can understand the padre, but 20 minutes on the Corinthians can be challenging, if you know what I mean. It would be great if priests, ministers, rabbis and imams would spice it up a little.
The Mass isn't about the priest. Maybe if O'Reilly shut off his cellphone more than an hour a week (and took in a few daily Masses), he'd learn why people return and return [to the altar], every single day. He no doubt would become a better host (and listener!!) himself as well.
2 posted on 03/09/2013 3:22:49 AM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: Kaslin

The overwhelming majority of Americans live as if there is no God. A substantial minority do not even believe in God.


3 posted on 03/09/2013 3:57:07 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook

And yet look at the current state of affairs without Him. The new generation has devolved into a selfish, self-absorbed, narcissistic cesspool with almost no morals, decency or respect. God help us all.


4 posted on 03/09/2013 4:07:13 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Kaslin

If i had voted anti God at the polls i would be ashamed to go to Church.

On the other hand since i voted against Obama i am afraid to go as i might be sitting next to an anti God socialist who did vote for him.


5 posted on 03/09/2013 4:13:43 AM PST by ravenwolf
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To: Kaslin
A recent Gallup poll indicates that just 31 percent of Americans worship publicly on a weekly basis, while 43 percent rarely go to a church, synagogue or mosque.

Then we can probably make assumptions about which way these 74% will vote.

But what of the other 26%?

How will THEY pull the lever?

(If at all...)

6 posted on 03/09/2013 4:23:24 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Westbrook
The overwhelming majority of Americans live as if there is no God. A substantial minority do not even believe in God.

We've come a LONG way, baby!!


 
 
 
Mayflower Compact
 
In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, defender of the Faith, etc.

Having undertaken, for the Glory of God, and advancements of the Christian faith and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic; for our better ordering, and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, 1620.

 
 
 

7 posted on 03/09/2013 4:24:55 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Westbrook
The overwhelming majority of Americans live as if there is no God. A substantial minority do not even believe in God.

They following doesn't apply to them:

 

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, who are called by my name,
shall humble themselves,
and pray, and seek my face,
and turn from their wicked ways; ,

then will I hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin,
and will heal their land.


8 posted on 03/09/2013 4:26:15 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: ravenwolf
On the other hand since i voted against Obama i am afraid to go as i might be sitting next to an anti God socialist who did vote for him.

That's called a "sinner." There's only one worse place to sit next to a sinner: outside of church.

Whether you're next to a sinner or alone, the only sinner you really have to worry about is the one in your own pew. You takes your choice, you spends your eternity.

9 posted on 03/09/2013 4:26:32 AM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: ravenwolf
On the other hand since i voted against Obama i am afraid to go as i might be sitting next to an anti God socialist who did vote for him.

This must mean you voted FOR a deceived person who believes a LOT differently than the BIBLE has taught for centuries.


Don't worry; you can explain it as a vote for the lesser evil.

10 posted on 03/09/2013 4:29:18 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Kaslin
Evidence plentiful that Jesus is Lord and Savior
11 posted on 03/09/2013 4:30:45 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (RETURN TO MECCA [http://youtu.be/zWQkaDUCJ_Y])
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To: Kaslin
A large portion of the nation has turned their backs on God. As a result,the moral fabric that holds the Nation together is unraveling. It is no wonder we have leaders who don't know the true definition of marriage.
12 posted on 03/09/2013 5:00:26 AM PST by Machfour
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To: mlizzy

When the faith was strong and the tenets and rubrics actually meant something.

13 posted on 03/09/2013 5:02:26 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen
Beautiful; for years, we attended (and still sometimes do) the TLM on Sundays. A parish in a neighboring town has both daily TLM, and Perpetual Adoration. I noticed on the poster that listed seminarians for our Diocese, four of them were from that parish! http://web2.airmail.net/carlsch/EFMass/churches.htm
14 posted on 03/09/2013 5:17:25 AM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: mlizzy
A recent Gallup poll indicates that just 31 percent of Americans worship publicly on a weekly basis, while 43 percent rarely go to a church, synagogue or mosque.

Let's see what that suspicious line above actually says, since O'Reilly spun it out of all reality.

100-31 = 69: 69 percent of the people might worship publicly on a monthly basis. IOW, 31% + (69X)= worship publicly.

100-43 = 57: 57 percent of the people worship on some kind of regular basis, apparently, and X% of the 43% do go to worship on some kind of irregular basis.

57-31 = 26: 31% worship weekly, 26 regularly, and X(43%) worship irregularly.

31+26 = 57% worship regularly, and many more worship irregularly.

15 posted on 03/09/2013 5:19:42 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Kaslin

Bill O’Reilly has it wrong on so many points, it’s difficult to use his article as a basis to begin.

1) We are to pray without ceasing. (1st Thes 5:17)

Our worship and fellowship with God, through faith in Christ, isn’t a one hour/week ordeal experienced at mass. It is a continuous spiritual walk in every waking and sleeping moment.


16 posted on 03/09/2013 5:20:17 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: jsanders2001
And yet look at the current state of affairs without Him. The new generation has devolved into a selfish, self-absorbed, narcissistic cesspool with almost no morals, decency or respect. God help us all.

Sad, but true. And people wonder why the USA, the entire world, is in such a mess.......

17 posted on 03/09/2013 5:25:15 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: mlizzy

Translation: What’s all this God stuff? Why can’t we talk about me for a while? All that Mass stuff is OK but I had a bad week too. I’d also like 3 days with nothing to do.


18 posted on 03/09/2013 5:26:46 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: ravenwolf

I didn’t vote for the Muslim OR the Mormon.

It’s horrifying that there was no Christian candidate in the last election. We’ve NEVER had a non-Christian run for President on a major party ticket. Last election, we had two.


19 posted on 03/09/2013 5:27:03 AM PST by Hilda
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To: mlizzy
I hear mass on all holy days and every Sunday since 1989.

When you see the sanctuary light lit, the tabernacle in the center of an altar, confessionals in plain site, votive candles front and center and lit, you know you're in the right place. And especially when those entering the sanctuary express reverence knowing full well that something very important is going to happen here.

20 posted on 03/09/2013 5:35:34 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: AppyPappy
Translation: What’s all this God stuff? Why can’t we talk about me for a while? All that Mass stuff is OK but I had a bad week too. I’d also like 3 days with nothing to do.
So true... -lol- Reminds me of the line from Bette Midler in "Beaches."
"But enough about me, let's talk about you...what do you think about me?"

21 posted on 03/09/2013 5:35:49 AM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: Kaslin

O’Reilly is demonstrating his flippancy and what a shallowly religious man he truly is.


22 posted on 03/09/2013 5:38:00 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: SamuraiScot

That’s called a “sinner.” There’s only one worse place to sit next to a sinner: outside of church.

Whether you’re next to a sinner or alone, the only sinner you really have to worry about is the one in your own pew. You takes your choice, you spends your eternity.


2 Thessalonians 3:6
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.


23 posted on 03/09/2013 5:53:59 AM PST by ravenwolf
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To: Elsie

Don’t worry; you can explain it as a vote for the lesser evil.


You said it yourself.

2 Thessalonians 3:6
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.


24 posted on 03/09/2013 5:56:26 AM PST by ravenwolf
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To: Kaslin

Technology has changed worship. Mass is on TV. Preachers are on TV. Hymn singers are on TV. Shut-ins worship at home. Are these worshippers counted?

Also, the question arises: “Who is being worshipped?” In light of that question, why are those going to mosques being counted as God worshippers?


25 posted on 03/09/2013 6:04:03 AM PST by abclily
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To: Cvengr

Huh? Bill O’Reilly is infallible, just ask Alan Colmes


26 posted on 03/09/2013 6:07:44 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Hilda

It’s horrifying that there was no Christian candidate in the last election. We’ve NEVER had a non-Christian run for President on a major party ticket. Last election, we had two.


I agree, but we know that this is not a Christian world and we are not of this world so i think we need to get used to the idea that Christianity is going to get less popular as time goes by.

I do not blame you at all for not voting for some one you do not like, i voted for Romney because i see it a little different although not by much.


27 posted on 03/09/2013 6:14:07 AM PST by ravenwolf
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To: Kaslin
"With the shorthand "OMG" (oh, my God) becoming a huge cliche"

What sickens me is seeing an "F" inserted between the M and the G. It's increasingly common, and I don't exaggerate when I say I can't look at it head-on. I've even seen it used here on FR once or twice. People really, really need to think about what they're typing.

28 posted on 03/09/2013 6:30:39 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Kaslin
Sometimes the priest is from Botswana, and you can't understand him.

Isn't that racist?

Bill O'Reilly writing about religion is like Honey Boo Boo writing about Mozart.

29 posted on 03/09/2013 6:35:36 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hilda

“I didn’t vote....”

It’s because of people like you that we’re in such a bad mess.


30 posted on 03/09/2013 8:05:28 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: mlizzy
40 years of endless innovations in the mass to make it more relevant and weekly attendance continues to decline and progressive Catholics prescribe yet more innovations as a corrective.

does Bill even attend himself?

31 posted on 03/09/2013 8:29:04 AM PST by Oratam
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But for me, a sinner, it is worth an hour a week to think about things of a spiritual nature in order to try to improve my life. I even turn off my cellphone. In pursuit of a higher calling, it is just not needed.

That is precisely the problem. Modern Christianity has reduced the concept of the holy sabbath of the Lord to one hour to "think about things".

32 posted on 03/09/2013 8:33:45 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: CatherineofAragon

I teach 7th/8th grade in a Catholic school, and whenever a student uses “OMG” I stop and make them say out loud the Fatima Prayer (O my Jesus, forgive us our sins and save us from the fires of hell...) I have just about broken the habit and I now have students let me know when it happens.


33 posted on 03/09/2013 8:48:35 AM PST by Citizen Soldier ("You care far too much what is written and said about you." Axelrod to Obama 2006)
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To: DouglasKC

You must have been the only one, besides myself, who actually read the article.


34 posted on 03/09/2013 8:51:03 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Citizen Soldier

I love that.


35 posted on 03/09/2013 9:00:46 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Bill O'Reilly writing about religion is like Honey Boo Boo writing about Mozart

I believe that would be "pithy" enough for his email.

36 posted on 03/09/2013 9:31:49 AM PST by ez (Laws only apply to little people. Criminals, politicians, and newsies are exempt.)
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To: Kaslin
Wow, this from someone who less than a week ago says all the "stories" in the old testament are allegory's! But not the new testament. He had a discussion with a Baptist preacher last night and Bill thought it incredulous that Jonah would survive a "great whale" attack. Because the sisters taught him that Jonah was in the fish's belly reading the Bible with a lantern, you all have seen the picture right?

what did Jesus Christ say about Jonah?

Mat 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

In what state was Jesus Christ in, in the heart of the earth? He was dead. So was Jonah, whoever is teaching that Jonah was alive after being eaten by a great fish and the fish dove down to the "mountains of the sea" how on earth could anyone think that Jonah was alive?

Jonah was resurrected after three days of death after being eaten by a giant fish (whale). Jesus Christ was resurrected after three days in the heart of the earth.

37 posted on 03/09/2013 11:56:42 AM PST by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: Kaslin
There is one reason and one reason only that people aren't attending church:

True exegesis of the Bible has greatly diminished.

There are various reasons for this...but if church leaders begin to rightly divide the word of truth...bingo...revival happens.

38 posted on 03/09/2013 12:50:27 PM PST by what's up
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I’ll holler fer a doller!


39 posted on 03/09/2013 12:52:45 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: thirst4truth
Because the sisters taught him that Jonah was in the fish's belly reading the Bible with a lantern, you all have seen the picture right?

Some religions use all kinds of visual lies to ingrain their message:

The following are the LYING images that MORMONism has produced, KNOWING that they represent something FALSE!!
 
 
   

40 posted on 03/09/2013 12:55:30 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: what's up

If I be lifted up...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xId81zjj4fs


41 posted on 03/09/2013 1:02:03 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

Looks like about, oh, 8*8*8 inches to me: 512 cubic inches of GOLD.

I wonder how HEAVY that would be?

Density of GOLD is .698 pounds per cubic inch...

512 * .698 = 357 pounds

I wonder how fast and how far a man could run carrying that?


42 posted on 03/09/2013 1:37:08 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Hilda
I didn’t vote for the Muslim OR the Mormon.

So YOU're the one!

Heat up the oil; boys!

43 posted on 03/09/2013 1:40:16 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Honey Boo Boo quotes:

http://www.realitynation.com/tv-shows/here-comes-honey-boo-boo/honey-boo-boo-quotes/23623/


44 posted on 03/09/2013 1:44:55 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

That’s about O’Reilly’s speed.


45 posted on 03/09/2013 2:13:58 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: IbJensen

“O’Reilly is demonstrating his flippancy and what a shallowly religious man he truly is.”

I agree!! I am not even a Catholic, but his attitude, especially in the beginning of the article, is almost mocking...his own church!!


46 posted on 03/09/2013 2:23:56 PM PST by Adventure gal
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To: Kaslin

Mass is often deadly dull. .....It would be great if priests..... would spice it up a little.

I’m not Catholic but went to Christmas Eve Mass this past December. My wife and I were watching news on the Pope picking and I told my wife the same thing from the article that is written above. Bottom line ...It’s boring!.


47 posted on 03/10/2013 12:42:28 AM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: Terry Mross
If onbe does NOT hear a really good presentation of the GOSPEL at a CHRISTMAS service, then that 'preacher' needs a good butt kicking!

When ELSE would you get a houseful (HOPEFULLY) of the unchurched and poorly churched??


Ezekiel 33:4

...then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not take warning and the sword comes and takes his life, his blood will be on his own head.

48 posted on 03/10/2013 5:02:25 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie
 
Isaiah 58:1 "Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the house of Jacob their sins.
Isaiah 62:6 I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the LORD, give yourselves no rest,
Jeremiah 6:18 Therefore hear, O nations; observe, O witnesses, what will happen to them.
Jeremiah 7:28 Therefore say to them, 'This is the nation that has not obeyed the LORD its God or responded to correction. Truth has perished; it has vanished from their lips.
Jeremiah 25:4 And though the LORD has sent all his servants the prophets to you again and again, you have not listened or paid any attention.
Ezekiel 3:17 "Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.
Zechariah 1:4 Do not be like your forefathers, to whom the earlier prophets proclaimed:

This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Turn from your evil ways and your evil practices.'

But they would not listen or pay attention to me, declares the LORD.
 


49 posted on 03/10/2013 5:06:43 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: ravenwolf
If i had voted anti God at the polls i would be ashamed to go to Church.

AMEN to that! Pro-God, Pro-Family, Pro-Guns. That's how I vote and I don't worry about it.

50 posted on 03/10/2013 5:11:15 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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