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Christopher Hitchens, militant pundit, dies at 62
The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2011 | Hillel Italie

Posted on 12/16/2011 5:22:24 AM PST by markomalley

Cancer weakened, but did not soften Christopher Hitchens. He did not repent or forgive or ask for pity. As if granted diplomatic immunity, his mind’s eye looked plainly upon the attack and counterattack of disease and treatments that robbed him of his hair, his stamina, his speaking voice and eventually his life.

“I love the imagery of struggle,” he wrote about his illness in an August 2010 essay in Vanity Fair. “I sometimes wish I were suffering in a good cause, or risking my life for the good of others, instead of just being a gravely endangered patient.”

Hitchens, a Washington, D.C.-based author, essayist and polemicist who waged verbal and occasional physical battle on behalf of causes left and right, died Thursday night at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston of pneumonia, a complication of his esophageal cancer, according to a statement from Vanity Fair magazine. He was 62.

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To: faucetman; Guenevere

>>“Christians should only reflect sorrow when a defiant one has entered eternity separated from Christ forever.....”

I think God would not necessarily agree with your statement.

John 3:36
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them. “

THAT is God’s wrath. Are you God?

I agree with Guenevere, I’m not going to go all self-righteous. Hitchens made a choice and it was a sad one.


51 posted on 12/16/2011 6:37:52 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: netmilsmom

So, the Bible is useless, and we’re set adrift here without instruction, to do what’s right in our own eyes, and just hope that God shows mercy on us because we tried hard to be a good person.

Thanks.


52 posted on 12/16/2011 6:38:55 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: faucetman
I'm not disagreeing with your verse...

..but surely you agree folks can mourn for those who are unrepentant and defy God to the end....

..many Christians have brothers, sisters, moms and dads, etc. who are not believers...

..surely you would mourn for them if they entered eternal Hell.

My point is we are not to be gleeful or smug when a Hitchens enters eternity, knowing full well what angry and distorting words he thought and wrote about our Savior.

I truly hope the man had a deathbed confession.

'It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of an angry God.'

53 posted on 12/16/2011 6:39:28 AM PST by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: A_perfect_lady
"smug Christians"

I back you 100%. Too many very smug Christians on this forum. And I consider myself a Christian.

54 posted on 12/16/2011 6:39:31 AM PST by driftless2
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To: A_perfect_lady

some of the comments on here last night just disgusted me

my wife is an atheist...


55 posted on 12/16/2011 6:39:47 AM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: cricket

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. “
John 14:6


56 posted on 12/16/2011 6:40:07 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: RitaOK
We all realize that we were not there at his final moment. He may have jumped out of bed and even though he could not speak, he may have recited the “sinners” prayer. AND Obama might really be a Christian. All evidence says otherwise. We can only voice our opinions on the evidence we have. If you want to believe that Hitchens was saved at the last minute when there is no evidence that he would ever do such a thing, then go ahead. Keep on putting your teeth under your pillow, and leaving cookies and milk out for Santa.
57 posted on 12/16/2011 6:40:23 AM PST by faucetman
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To: SamAdams76

Wait a minute...I’m one of the people who came on this thread and said “God rest his soul” No Glee at all.

So are you saying that there is no place in the discussion for CH finding out about God?

I have a problem with someone calling my Lord “My imaginary friend” as that poster did. If you find that self-righteous, then FR has really slipped.


58 posted on 12/16/2011 6:42:12 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Guenevere

We, alas, are but mere mortals ~ God, in His infinite wisdom, gets the choice.


59 posted on 12/16/2011 6:42:34 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: PATRIOT1876

I was told by a liberal “Christian” that that wasn’t what He meant when He said that, and that His dying on the cross was simply an example for the rest of us.


60 posted on 12/16/2011 6:44:11 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: muawiyah
We'll all find out on Judgment Day.

Which is why I am do not presume knowledge of who goes where after death. His fate is in the hands of the Almighty, not mere mortals.

May he rest in peace.

61 posted on 12/16/2011 6:44:23 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: faucetman
faucetman, the thief on the cross entered eternity with Christ on the day he died...

..until he had his conversion, he was taunting Christ along with the other thief.

Something happened at the end....he realized Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and acknowledged it.

62 posted on 12/16/2011 6:44:23 AM PST by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Teacher bashing?????? I have been here 13 years and I don’t recall any teacher bashing. All manner of religion bashing but “Teach” I think you are a little overly sensitive on the other.


63 posted on 12/16/2011 6:44:45 AM PST by Ditter
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To: faucetman

The last second rescues don’t work.


64 posted on 12/16/2011 6:45:16 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: markomalley

Price of booze should drop, due to reduced demand.


65 posted on 12/16/2011 6:45:20 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: MrB

>>So, the Bible is useless, and we’re set adrift here without instruction, to do what’s right in our own eyes, and just hope that God shows mercy on us because we tried hard to be a good person.<<

I never said that.

I said God has infinite mercy. You may not believe that, but I do,


66 posted on 12/16/2011 6:45:20 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: A_perfect_lady
I cannot stand: the teacher-bashers,

I've known many teachers over the years, and a few of them are actually intelligent.

67 posted on 12/16/2011 6:46:28 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

“some of the comments on here last night just disgusted me

my wife is an atheist...”

There is still time for her to accept Christ. As a late in life convert myself, I know there is hope. If you are a believer, your burden is great.

2 Corinthians 6:14

New King James Version (NKJV)

14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?


68 posted on 12/16/2011 6:47:00 AM PST by faucetman
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To: A_perfect_lady
I’ve been a Freeper for 10 years

Noob. When you get MY kind of time.... THEN you will MATTER..... ;)

69 posted on 12/16/2011 6:47:12 AM PST by Lazamataz (That's all.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Why? My God is not limited to petty human concerns.


70 posted on 12/16/2011 6:48:42 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: A_perfect_lady; buck61

With all due respect, Blaise Pascal worked all that out in the 17th century.


71 posted on 12/16/2011 6:49:46 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: netmilsmom
"stay off these threads"

Why don't you stay off these threads? She's got a right to express her opinion like anyone else. Unfortunately many times certain threads take on the air of a revivalist meeting.

72 posted on 12/16/2011 6:50:59 AM PST by driftless2
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To: faucetman

yea.. i already know

if she would have been reading the initial thread last night.. that would have confirmed some of her views that i disagree with and try to correct by how i live my life as a christian.


73 posted on 12/16/2011 6:51:27 AM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: A_perfect_lady
Now comes the march of those who absolutely cannot stand anyone who can’t be bullied into kow-towing to their Imaginary Friend

Thank you for saying what many of us also feel.

The fervently religious are often their own worst enemies.

74 posted on 12/16/2011 6:52:59 AM PST by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: MrEdd

“What sorrow awaits those who argue with their Creator. Does a clay pot argue with its maker? Does the clay dispute with the one who shapes it, saying, ‘Stop, you’re doing it wrong!’ Does the pot exclaim, ‘How clumsy can you be?’”
~Isaiah 45:9


75 posted on 12/16/2011 6:53:31 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: A_perfect_lady

“Now comes the march of those who absolutely cannot stand anyone who can’t be bullied into kow-towing to their Imaginary Friend. How dare the man have the dignity to ignore all those threats of Hell — the spiritual equivalent of “pass on this chain letter or you’ll have bad luck.” But some people just can’t be intimidated by the myths of any culture, and it really galls those who are.”

Excellent post. Thank you.


76 posted on 12/16/2011 6:54:49 AM PST by ladyrustic
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To: markomalley

He was a mocker of the Almighty. Poor pitiful thing now.


77 posted on 12/16/2011 6:56:07 AM PST by esquirette ("Our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee." ~ Augustine)
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To: A_perfect_lady
I’ve been a Freeper for 10 years, and I love Free Republic. But there are two contingencies on here I cannot stand: the teacher-bashers, and the smug Christians who pop up on threads informing us all of who is going to Hell.

You just have to learn to ignore the pompous religious kook FRingies.
78 posted on 12/16/2011 6:56:34 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: netmilsmom

Yes, that infinite mercy was shown in the sacrifice of His Son on the cross that whosoever believes in Him will have everlasting life.


79 posted on 12/16/2011 6:57:28 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Hitchens, like all of us was far from perfect!!! But....he was blessed with intelligence, wit and and writing talent. Sometimes I agreed with him, sometimes, I did not!!! But....he was against tryants and “Big Brother” types like POTUS Obama, Castro, Chavez, Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Mao, Ortega, etc., and...regardless of his religious beliefs, he was still one of God’s children. On balance, IMHO, I believe our, all merciful, God, Almighty, has taken his wayward son into Heaven, forever more!!! May he rest in peace for eternity!!!


80 posted on 12/16/2011 6:59:23 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: cricket

It’s not that we are passing judgment. The Lord says those who refuse Him are judged already. Merciful God has given us the means and information for salvation. This is merely an opportunity to meditate upon the sadness of a death without hope of redemption, be thankful that God has made Himself known in Christ, and to repent once again and plead for His mercy.


81 posted on 12/16/2011 6:59:34 AM PST by esquirette ("Our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee." ~ Augustine)
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To: SVTCobra03

You only imagine the Bema Seat is not a time for administering penalties. In fact, differentiating between “The Great White Throne” and “The Bema Seat” creates a sort of doctrine not otherwise supported.


82 posted on 12/16/2011 6:59:44 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: netmilsmom

Well obviously I wasn’t referring to you!


83 posted on 12/16/2011 7:00:52 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 48 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: Guenevere

“Christians should only reflect sorrow when a defiant one has entered eternity separated from Christ forever”

So true. But unfortunately, too many of them sound downright gleeful in their conviction that the man who rejected their version of eternal salvation has been damned. Where’s the sadness and humility? Very unchristian behavior...


84 posted on 12/16/2011 7:04:09 AM PST by ladyrustic
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To: A_perfect_lady

You posted:
Now comes the march of those who absolutely cannot stand anyone who can’t be bullied into kow-towing to their Imaginary Friend. How dare the man have the dignity to ignore all those threats of Hell — the spiritual equivalent of “pass on this chain letter or you’ll have bad luck.” But some people just can’t be intimidated by the myths of any culture, and it really galls those who are.
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I cannot let your post go unanswered(And I suspect there’ll be others as well.). I can agree with you that I hate to see some of the snarky comments submitted in posts by those who hold themselves out as Christians. That said, the statements of faith by Christians in their God (whom you denigrate by calling “Imaginery Friend”) only would seem to be bullying by those who have some doubt in their own lack of faith. There is no ongoing Inquisition today— no one is forced to believe, or to say that he believes, in God. A true atheist would never regard statements/claims about heaven and hell as “threats” unless he thought that there MAY be something to it. (I don’t personally like the use of “or else you’ll go to hell” evangelism, as there is so much more reward to gather from the positive elements of faith.)

Is Christianity a myth? You may claim so, as is your right; but I wonder why anyone else’s “myths” would prompt you or anyone else to have to affirmatively state your disagreement. I don’t believe in Norse mythology, but I seldom give it a thought, and until now, never post anything about it. That others might believe in it bothers me not at all (except for my hope that they will come to believe what you say is my “myth’).

I support and defend your right not to believe, while I wonder why it matters so much to you to say so. Perhaps the “threats” of hell you hear are simply truth, and to paraphrase Harry Truman, you just think it’s a threat of hell.


85 posted on 12/16/2011 7:04:09 AM PST by NCLaw441
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To: netmilsmom

Your very comment says you do. God has already spoken on this. If you believe in Christ, you live eternally in heaven. If you do not believe in Christ, you live eternally in hell. God in His Word is so very clear on this. There are no second chances AFTER death. It is too late then. Being “good” doesn’t cut it.


86 posted on 12/16/2011 7:09:04 AM PST by sigzero
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To: esquirette

Did he mock the almighty, as much as he mocked the man-made institution of Religion? Let’s face it, mankind has invented religions throughout the ages, to cynically use the concept of God to advance their own personal ambitions.


87 posted on 12/16/2011 7:13:06 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: A_perfect_lady; buck61
Lady. Look.

It's hard to discern just how one could accept Mohammad as "maybe" a true prophet without offending against right reason in the matter of discerning good from evil.

We know --- if the hadiths are true --- that Muhammad was a highway robber / caravan raider, a rapist of captured women, a collector of jawari who acquired a little child to sexually molest when she was 6 and have intercourse with when she was 9, a tyrant who set up the assassination of his political critics, a war criminal who massacred disarmed men who had surrendered, a raver who experienced (or faked) abnormal mental states in which he was possessed by a bodiless entity who spoke through him, and who incited and approved of his deeds.

You're familiar with the sunnas which to this day approve of such behaviors, I suppose?

If one who professed the Good Lord Christ were to affiliate also with this lecherous, bloody-handed charlatan, I think it would indicate not only that they had lost their Faith, but that they had lost their minds.

88 posted on 12/16/2011 7:13:18 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Point of clarification.)
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To: A_perfect_lady
...So really, that only leaves ONE THING that Muslims must do that Christians don't have to: and that is to pray toward Mecca. . .

Now you and I both know that you have NOTHING to lose by saying that Mohammed was one of the many prophets and facing East while praying to God, as long as you still believe in Jesus. But you won't do it. Even though you have nothing to lose. Ask yourself why.

We are studying ilsam and that religion in my adult Bible class. Why does mo ham ed quote the same as lot about the early prophets as is in the Bible and actually use the same parts as in the Old Testament and say that they were muslimes? Yet, islam was not established until 600 something AD. As far as facing towards mecca, if a muslime is one mile east of mecca, why does he / she not face west to pray since it would be much closer to that black rock?

89 posted on 12/16/2011 7:15:54 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: markomalley

Hitchens was no conservative. However, he was a vastly talented writer, a clear thinker, and in many ways a seeker after truth. As such, he may be in better circumstances than those who so arrogantly claim to know his ultimate disposition.


90 posted on 12/16/2011 7:16:41 AM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: markomalley

My estimation of Christopher Hitchens is schizophrenic. I saw him as a man who was intelligent but not wise, principled but not good, and admirable without being particularly likable.

I suspect he would have found great delight in knowing that he confounded me so.

I also think he would be endlessly amused by the bickering on this thread over the final disposition of his soul.


91 posted on 12/16/2011 7:19:28 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: A_perfect_lady

But wait! Can you be a Christian and a Muslim both at the same time?

No!!! I can’t.


92 posted on 12/16/2011 7:20:16 AM PST by buck61
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To: driftless2

LOLOLOLOL!!!! Calm down my FRiend.

Saying “Maybe it would be a good idea to stay off these threads today” is not “stay off these threads” Reading your post is like reading the NYT.

And stating this...
“Now comes the march of those who absolutely cannot stand anyone who can’t be bullied into kow-towing to their Imaginary Friend” makes that poster insulting to the Majority of FReepers. We have God on the front page here. FRee Republic is not anti-God.


93 posted on 12/16/2011 7:20:42 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Ditter
Teacher bashing?????? I have been here 13 years and I don’t recall any teacher bashing. . .

You must have missed the TX message board a few months ago. My daughter teaches in the Katy ISD. I posted something about teacher bashing on the message board and got several FReepmails about how bad the school systems are and teachers are scum.

94 posted on 12/16/2011 7:21:03 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: ladyrustic

>>kow-towing to their Imaginary Friend<<

Is God imaginary?


95 posted on 12/16/2011 7:23:17 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: IronJack

>>I also think he would be endlessly amused by the bickering on this thread over the final disposition of his soul.<<

You’re right.
I’m not going to have the Anti-Christians on this thread, nor the self-righteous “I know the word of God” people ruin my Advent. May God have mercy on CH.

Merry Christmas, my FRiend.


96 posted on 12/16/2011 7:25:28 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: faucetman

*Personally, I liked him. When sober, he was intellectually entertaining. His rabid disdain for God will cost him eternal torment. I can only hope that he didn’t influence too many others to accept his views.*

It’s a shame how many people will wind up in Hell because they listened to people like him.
My wife and I were watching Dawkins and noticed who he talks like a kindly grandfather, the kind of a guy you might have a pleasent dinner with. However, his ideas are as ugly and vile as any hideous dipition of Satan that’s ever been drawn or painted.

My wife said that Dawkins is probably how Satan would present himself if you were ever to see him in human form.


97 posted on 12/16/2011 7:36:45 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

If one who professed the Good Lord Christ were to affiliate also with this lecherous, bloody-handed charlatan, I think it would indicate not only that they had lost their Faith, but that they had lost their minds.

Thanks for the re. and a brilliant deduction.


98 posted on 12/16/2011 7:37:07 AM PST by buck61
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To: Interesting Times

Perhaps if he were a seeker after THE Truth (and not just lower case truth) Christian and non-Christian alike could feel as hopeful as yourself in Hitchens’ ultimate disposition. I just get the feeling that the born-again, Spirit-filled Christians on this thread, exercising the discernment that comes with having “the mind of Christ” (see 1Cor. 2) have come to understand something of what it means to belong to Christ THEIR savior.

From the Gospel of John, Chapter 3

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.

If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

If we will not reflect on the Gospel of Christ at this time of the season, when then?


99 posted on 12/16/2011 7:38:11 AM PST by MarDav
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To: netmilsmom
My apologies if I came on too strong, but it has become apparent to a number of us Freepers who don't believe we're God's special representatives on earth that sometimes these forums turn just a little too preachy and sanctimonius. Many of the overly religious people on this forum use every opportunity to tell the rest of us how great a Christian they are and who anyone who doesn't agree with them are CONDEMNED TO ETERNAL HELLFIRE!!!! They come off sounding like the zealots they are. They're the kind of persons other people edge away from at gatherings.

If some person thinks God shines a special glow on them, fine. But they should refrain from ranting at other people who just might not care what a great Christian they are. Hitchens, like all humans, fell far short of perfection. But let's leave the judgement to God and not to a bunch of self-appointed, modern-day Cotton Mathers.

100 posted on 12/16/2011 7:38:45 AM PST by driftless2
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