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Posts by AnalogReigns

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  • A Mysterious Passage

    10/14/2017 11:09:32 AM PDT · 5 of 30
    AnalogReigns to sparklite2

    If you accept the resurrection of Christ...why is it so hard to accept the resurrection of others?

  • Good Morning Britain faces angry backlash for giving platform to 'gay cure' advocate

    09/05/2017 4:07:35 PM PDT · 4 of 8
    AnalogReigns to Ennis85

    “Claiming to be wise, they became fools... And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.”
    ~St. Paul to the Romans, Ch. 1, vss. 22,28,32

  • How The Left Gets Away With Unlawful Discrimination

    08/29/2017 9:31:39 AM PDT · 7 of 8
    AnalogReigns to Mafe

    Anyone who claims the current-day USA is governed by “rule of law” is deluded.

  • High School Principal Tells Students They Can't Wear Leggings 'Unless You Are a Size 0 or 2'

    08/29/2017 8:07:38 AM PDT · 92 of 92
    AnalogReigns to simpson96

    Some girls shouldn’t wear leggings as it’s disgusting. The rest shouldn’t wear leggings as it’s not disgusting. At. All.
    Same applies to nudism.

  • IT'S ON: Christian Group Sues SPLC and Amazon Over 'Hate Group' Designation

    08/28/2017 8:43:50 PM PDT · 44 of 47
    AnalogReigns to Bob Celeste

    I thank God for Dr. Kennedy too. However, you are aware he’s been in Heaven for a good number of years now, right? This is his ministry which is fighting...

  • What We Need Here Is More Sand

    08/18/2017 6:01:47 AM PDT · 6 of 15
    AnalogReigns to DoodleDawg

    It would seem to me since the dune is really like a (very) slow moving storm, an “act of God”...and one the state won’t even allow preparation for, or remediation of..... the cottage owners should be able to apply for disaster relief funding.

  • Tear 'Em Down: CNN Commentator Says Statues to Slave Owner George Washington Have To Go

    08/18/2017 5:49:28 AM PDT · 18 of 105
    AnalogReigns to Kaslin

    should be “razing”.....

  • Watch: Woman Runs Across Wobbly Bridge. Seconds Later, It Is Swept Away

    08/18/2017 5:44:20 AM PDT · 4 of 10
    AnalogReigns to simpson96

    The linked video in the story had ad after ad after ad....

  • Tsunami to Hit Germany: Five Auto Companies Admit to Illegal Cartel

    07/25/2017 6:53:49 PM PDT · 83 of 100
    AnalogReigns to Kaslin
    This is shocking and sad....but, I'm not convinced diesel is toast. A gallon (or liter) of petroleum still has more useable btu's in it than any battery. I think the (centrally planned) predictions of an all hybrid-or-full-electric-car future are greatly over-rated.

    I heard a news announcement today that the new GM Volt will do 232 miles (in ideal...warm....conditions) before the battery runs out. GM is very proud of this remarkable technological achievement. Woweee!!! (I saw an ad out there for a 1914 electric car...with a similar range, not the ad here, but similar. Notice this one--from over 100 years ago...went 100 miles...about half of a new Tesla.)

    For over 100 years, electric cars have always been 5 years away from being practical, and affordable.

    For those of us that trust freedom and the free market--why do electrics & hybrids, even now--require MASSIVE government subsidies, if the technology is so great? Aren't consumers intelligent enough to buy them, if they were priced by the market?

    Look at the trucking industry, or with farm tractors....no one will switch to electric any time soon...at all. The advantages and disadvantages--which Henry Ford knew 100 years ago, still remain unchanged.

    Unless forbidden by foolish government regulation....petroleum vehicles will remain the best, and most popular--criminal German corporations or not.

  • Vanity - McCain & Mueller must go.

    07/21/2017 7:59:45 AM PDT · 20 of 45
    AnalogReigns to JLAGRAYFOX

    I tend to agree, but I know the Democrats and probably 50% of the country, would go absolutely nuts if Mueller & gang are fired. Trump’s effectiveness, and possibly his political life, is dependent on Congress passing repeal/reform of Obama Care, and, even more importantly, major corporate tax cuts. Both will help the economy, but I suspect the tax cuts even more than replacing Obama care.

    Simple repeal of Obama Care is politically impossible...too many Republicans-and-Trump voters won’t stand for removal of benefits, sadly. The GOP politicians are hostage to their reelection—hence a majority will not go for simple repeal. There HAS to be a replacement...that’s the best we can hope for now.

    Mueller-et al. is a long term problem, which I think can wait until after Congress takes care of those two issues. The political costs will be huge if Trump fires him (we ain’t seen nothin’ yet...) I can even anticipate literal riots in the streets.

    However the long term infection of having a budget-unlimited Democrat witch hunters in the middle of the Justice Department—leaking at strategic any supposed dirt they find....is politically untennable. Besides that, Mueller’s conflict(s) of interest are very real, and very illegal....and proven by the Democrat donors he’s installed under him. His whole appointment is Comey’s corrupt action....and Sessions & others were duped.

    Congress passing those two things, will insure Congress remains Republican—because if it does not—a Democrat congress will at least handcuff Trump’s agenda, and I think very likely would invent a reason to impeach him.

    Getting rid of the Mueller infection must take place after Congress acts. It will also take a chance of impeachment...but with a GOP Congress, and an improving economy (say in 6 months or so) or probably really AFTER the 2018 election would be overlooked by a majority of the American people—IF real national improvement and prosperity are evident.

    If Congress doesn’t get it done though....I think Trump could be a 1 termer or even impeached.

  • Islam and the Ten Commandments ("Islam and the Decalogue")

    07/20/2017 1:58:39 PM PDT · 22 of 23
    AnalogReigns to Paal Gulli
    Saint Jerome reputedly was the foremost biblical scholar of his day, and he used “Non occides,” in his 4th-Century Vulgate Latin transliteration.

    Apparently rabbis, even in Jesus day were moving from murder to just "kill." (I read this somewhere in a scholarly paper, forgotten where). They may of been influenced by the translation of the bible they were reading--namely the Jewish Septuagint.

    We need to remember also, that Jerome also used the Septuagint, which is the Greek translation of the older Hebrew text of the Old Testament, done in the ca. 200s BC. So he was translating a translation...not something any translator would do today.

    This Greek OT was the common version of the Bible used by Jews and Christians alike in the early centuries of the Church. Jerome translated it into Latin as by his day (ca. 400) people in the western Roman had ceased speaking and reading Greek.

    Even certain quotations of the Old Testament in the New Testament in various places have wording that is taken straight from the Greek of the Septuagint--as Greek in the 1st Century would of been more familiar to average Jews, than Hebrew (which of course Gentiles didn't know at all). Hebrew had become a religious language for the Jews at that time--almost like Latin (used to be) in the Roman Catholic Church. Jesus, Paul, and the disciples--scholars are quite sure--used Aramaic (similar to, but not the same as, Hebrew) as their conversational language. Greek was the Roman Empire's common language in the 1st C. though--and anyone slightly educated or involved in commerce, would know it.

    There were actually debates among the rabbis in Jesus day, on the proper interpretation of the Hebrew text (not all that different as with Bible scholars today)...as it really was not their first language--and besides, having been written from 400 to 1,400 years before--to their ears must of been archaic (like Middle English is to our ears).

    Also, keep in mind that good translators--in trying to understand the best meaning of the old Hebrew, will compare their translation to the Septuagint--since it was older Jewish scholar's understanding of the Hebrew 200+ years before Christ. All I'm saying is the the "thou shalt not kill" issue is not as simple as a mistranslation into English of the Hebrew...

    The best scholars today--with many more manuscripts and study aids available though, than even Jerome, AND translating directly from the older Hebrew text, not the Greek translation of the Hebrew, do all agree--the word is closest to the English "murder."

  • Justine Damond shooting: Minneapolis police ambush claim 'ludicrous' [says lawyer]

    07/20/2017 1:02:11 PM PDT · 74 of 84
    AnalogReigns to BenLurkin

    I bet this inexperienced cop....pulled his gun and had his finger in the trigger-guard (contrary to training, I’ve read, to put your finger inside the guard unless you are sure you’re going to shoot...). He was nervous and jumpy, got startled, and accidentally pulled the trigger when the woman came up from the side.

    Inexperience and bad-training...

    I cannot believe even the worst cop—Muslim or not—would purposely with premeditation shoot an unarmed woman.

  • Why Would God Sow Seed He Knows Will Bear Little or No Fruit?

    07/18/2017 8:31:52 AM PDT · 7 of 16
    AnalogReigns to Salvation

    Monsignore Pope sounds a lot like Dr. Martin Luther:

    “In short, I will preach it, teach it, write it, but I will constrain no one by force, for faith must come freely without compulsion. Take myself as an example... I simply taught, preached, and wrote God’s Word; otherwise I did nothing. And while I slept [cf. Mark 4:26-29], or drank Wittenberg beer with my friends Philip and Amsdorf, the Word...[defeated evil]. I did nothing; the Word did everything.”

  • Islam and the Ten Commandments ("Islam and the Decalogue")

    07/17/2017 8:02:50 PM PDT · 19 of 23
    AnalogReigns to Paal Gulli

    I attended a Christian college with an Anabaptist-pacifist establishment. Coming from a military family, reflecting on scripture, I’ve thought long and hard on the subject. I can give very solid arguments why the New Testament does not demand pacifism.

    The original English bible translations (Tyndale to King James) of the 1500s were done at a time before extensive knowledge of Hebrew. English has changed a bit since then too—and few in those generations questioned that the Bible allows killing in war, self-defense, and lawful executions. Given that in the very same book (Exodus) a few chapters away from the Decalogue, God commands warfare in certain conditions and executions, you’d think any common-sense interpreter would understand that the “thou shalt not kill” command is not without exceptions.

    Unfortunately, poor biblical interpretation—using ONLY the New Testament (without sufficient reliance on the Old Testament) led certain radical Christian sects (the Anabaptists in Europe, and the Quakers in the UK) to conclude foolish pacifism was commanded for Christians.

    So the issue was bigger than just a mistranslation of “teer.”

    Fortunately pacifist Christian sects have always been a small minority of Christians (most were persecuted and chased out of Europe to the America.) Unfortunately, their ideas still influence people, especially on the liberal side of the political spectrum.

    The 1960s—for those who didn’t want to fight in a war to protect Asians in Vietnam—pacifism was used as an ideal by the anti-war movement—which given that the leadership were Marxists, I believe was inauthentic pacifism.

    I had professors,roommates and friends in college who were pacifists (Mennonites) and they were sincere, even though sincerely wrong. Jesus said “love your enemies” so this is where they get this.

    Sound Christian Bible interpretation though tensions Jesus’ words, with the Old Testament, which He upheld. Christian pacifists really cannot come to grips with the military action and death penalty laws commanded by God for the Jews in the Old Testament.

    They have to assume a radical break between Old and New Testaments—which is not consistent with there being only one God who inspired both.

    Mainstream Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox Christianity though does accept that killing is sometimes just—which is how the concept of “Just War” principles developed.

  • Islam and the Ten Commandments ("Islam and the Decalogue")

    07/17/2017 7:26:56 PM PDT · 18 of 23
    AnalogReigns to Paal Gulli

    Of course. The Decalogue’s prohibition is against manslaughter and murder. Killing in warfare, self-defense, or lawful executions were allowed.

  • Islam and the Ten Commandments ("Islam and the Decalogue")

    07/17/2017 4:16:05 PM PDT · 16 of 23
    AnalogReigns to All

    Just for the record, I’m not Roman Catholic, nor am I endorsing this website, I just thought this was a terrific article about the ethics of Islam toward non-Muslims.

    It should be noted that the Roman Catholic & Lutheran numbering of the 10 Commandments differs from ordinary Protestant and Eastern Orthodox numbering. Basically #1 & #2 (1-No other gods, 2-No idols) commands are combined as the 1st Command, so, the Don’t Covet command (#10 in the Protestant version) is divided between (#9)don’t covet your neighbor’s wife, and (#10) don’t covet anything else of your neighbor’s, in order to compile the commands to number 10.

    Since the biblical text in Hebrew (Exodus 20, and Deuteronomy 5) has no numbers attached to the Decalogue, though it is referred to elsewhere in the bible as 10 Commandments (or, the 10 Big Things...literally the meaning in Hebrew), there is room for interpretation as to where exactly the 10 divisions in the text are.

    The Church Father Augustine favored what is now the Catholic/Lutheran enumeration, whereas the Church Father Origen favored the Eastern Orthodox/Protestant enumeration. Since everyone agrees on the same text...WHERE exactly the numbers are in the 10 Commandments is not considered a matter of dogma.

    Modern Jewish sources also have a third different enumeration. All three numberings have their sources from different ancient Jewish traditions, and all rely on the same words in the text.

  • Islam and the Ten Commandments ("Islam and the Decalogue")

    07/17/2017 1:19:08 PM PDT · 14 of 23
    AnalogReigns to AnalogReigns

    Just for the record, I’m not Roman Catholic, nor am I endorsing this website, I just thought this was a terrific article about the ethics of Islam toward non-Muslims.

    It should be noted that the Roman Catholic & Lutheran numbering of the 10 Commandments differs from ordinary Protestant and Eastern Orthodox numbering. Basically #1 & #2 (1-No other gods, 2-No idols) commands are combined as the 1st Command, so, the Don’t Covet command (#10 in the Protestant version) is divided between (#9)don’t covet your neighbor’s wife, and (#10) don’t covet anything else of your neighbor’s, in order to compile the commands to number 10.

    Since the biblical text in Hebrew (Exodus 20, and Deuteronomy 5) has no numbers attached to the Decalogue, though it is referred to elsewhere in the bible as 10 Commandments (or, the 10 Big Things...literally the meaning in Hebrew), there is room for interpretation as to where exactly the 10 divisions in the text are.

    The Church Father Augustine favored what is now the Catholic/Lutheran enumeration, whereas the Church Father Origen favored the Eastern Orthodox/Protestant enumeration. Since everyone agrees on the same text...WHERE exactly the numbers are in the 10 Commandments is not considered a matter of dogma.

    Modern Jewish sources also have a third different enumeration. All three numberings have their sources from different ancient Jewish traditions, and all rely on the same words in the text.

  • Islam and the Ten Commandments ("Islam and the Decalogue")

    07/17/2017 7:26:45 AM PDT · 5 of 23
    AnalogReigns to abclily

    To be fair, theologically speaking, all non-Christians are “Satan’s soldiers” who need the grace of God in Jesus Christ to be redeemed. In Christianity though we are commanded to love non-believers, and even our enemies—precisely the opposite to the ethic of Islam.

    The more I see it, the more I wonder if Islam is not the worldwide religion to be forced on people by the anti-Christ, predicted in the book of Revelation. God alone knows. I do know, it is the opposite of good.

  • Islam and the Ten Commandments ("Islam and the Decalogue")

    07/17/2017 7:03:43 AM PDT · 1 of 23
    AnalogReigns
    "Islam may be best understood as a worldwide cult. It enforces honesty and loyalty and fairness among believers, but entails no obligation to respect the ethical canons of “unbelievers,” which include the Golden Rule and the Decalogue."
  • Trump tells Brigette Macron, "You're in good shape".

    07/14/2017 7:53:16 AM PDT · 77 of 107
    AnalogReigns to Morpheus2009

    What is freakish, is for a 39 year old man to choose to be married to a post-menopausal woman.

    I think Mohammed did the same thing, so perhaps that’s why he’s popular in France.....