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Posts by Apple Pan Dowdy

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  • Web site hosting choice

    10/20/2014 3:53:16 PM PDT · 34 of 47
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Monterrosa-24

    I am a web developer and have run a small successful business since 1999. I am not going to mention my business name since I am not trying to promote it here, just wanting to give you the advice you requested.

    I use my own dedicated servers for my clients because of the headaches, and problems at GoDaddy, as well as on many of the big commercial servers. Their business model is to cram thousands of websites on a server, assuming that they will not all be opened by viewers at the same time. Consequently their load time is slow but not too terribly slow until certain high column times. E-commerce stores will find that heavy shopping times, annoying to their visitors. Also email queues will be long so your mail will be slow going out and coming in. You run the risk of someone on your shared hosting IP sending spam and then all emails boxes on that shared IP are blacklisted for a few days, causing. Your mail to get rejected by people using mail filters.

    There is a good reason that serious businesses do not host on goDaddy. Thus the casual ads they do, geared towards the masses of casual users who are their target.

    So who to choose? My advice, NOT GoDaddy! Other than that, find a company that limits the sites they put on a server, to avoid overcrowding. Listen to people who have had good experiences, try it, and if problems crop up, move and try another. I finally gave up trying in 2002 and started using my own dedicated servers for my clients to avoid the problems.

    Advice on doing your own site........ Use a WordPress platform, it has very good SEO ..... Search engine optimization ... built in, and you need SEO! There are free Wordpress templates available, or very nice ones for $60 or so dollars. If you can’t afford a custom site built by a professional developer, WordPress is the next best option. If you have trouble figuring out how to install and use WordPress, then I guess Wix ... .... Is okay.... Not great, but okay.

  • Brace yourself. The 2016 Republican field is going to be HUGE.

    10/20/2014 11:08:57 AM PDT · 31 of 71
    Apple Pan Dowdy to free me

    I’m in. It’s Cruz or lose for sure. Now all of us who used to send money to the Republican Party, send it directly to Cruz instead, we could make sure he has the funds

  • 'Ebola suits' selling well at local health, nutrition store

    10/18/2014 5:19:20 AM PDT · 20 of 32
    Apple Pan Dowdy to 2ndDivisionVet
    Article said,"The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has yet to make any recommendations on dietary supplements to help prevent the Ebola virus."

    And they never will. The pharmaceutical industry is way too power with government.

    Example: My doc prescribed vitamin D for me. The prescription was for artificial Vit D made by the pharmaceutical industry. I refused it and bought natural vit D from the healthfood store, and my next blood test proved that it worked. The Doc, however, recorded on my record that I was uncooperative and would not take the prescribed med.

    My medicare supplement insurance would pay for the artificial Vit D but not the natural one.

  • Police Storm Temple Mount, Lock Rioters in Mosque

    10/13/2014 6:37:31 AM PDT · 20 of 36
    Apple Pan Dowdy to F15Eagle; 2ndDivisionVet
    "I’m asking if you are aware of the events that occur when that 3rd temple is present."

    Maranatha (come Lord Jesus!)

  • 20 Most Dangerous Cities in Georgia (my hometown is 10th - Douglas)

    10/12/2014 5:29:39 AM PDT · 43 of 47
    Apple Pan Dowdy to snuffy smiff

    Snuffy, You’re going to LOVE living in Hiawassee! My youngest son went his first two years of college to Young Harris College just 3 miles up the road from you.

    While he was there, we fell in love with the mountains and ended up buying some acreage and now we are building our retirement home in the mountains, and will move there full time when it is finished. We settled on a location some ways north of you, but same concept, small mountain town. We have found that our neighbors, for the most part, are God-fearin’, gun-tottin’, self-reliant, and America-lovin’ people.

  • Help! 'Puter Help Needed

    10/08/2014 6:35:39 AM PDT · 23 of 52
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Bigg Red

    There is a function where you can use your mouse to make the text bigger to read on a web page. You hold down the Ctrl key and roll the mouse’s roller bar upwards to make it bigger and downwards to make it smaller.

    Perhaps that is what you accidentally did.

    To put the size back to the default size..... hold down the Ctrl key and hit the zero key.

  • I need help choosing a good probiotic

    10/05/2014 8:10:59 AM PDT · 12 of 75
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Marie

    ping to self.... to watch future additions to this thread

  • Climate change finds a place in faith

    09/28/2014 6:40:45 AM PDT · 24 of 48
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Flavious_Maximus
    "The leftist have successfully infiltrated and taken over many Christian denominations, Catholic, Episcopalian, Presbyterian churches to name a few."

    Be careful how you lump general titles into one category unfairly. There are distinct branches of the Presbyterian church, for example. It was for the very reason you mentioned, of leftist successfully infiltrating and taking over, that caused the PCA (Presbyterian Church in America)to split off from the other Presbyterian churches. The PCA sends NO money to the National Council of Churches, sermons are studies of the Bible rather than books or topics instituted by men, beliefs are conservative.

    Please do not accuse the PCA of "drinking the Cool-Aid", for that is far far from the truth, I can assure you!

  • USC’s Black Twitter Study Draws Criticism From Black Twitter

    09/07/2014 4:18:59 AM PDT · 19 of 23
    Apple Pan Dowdy to 2ndDivisionVet
    " One thing you don’t want to do is get Black Twitter upset."

    Why is that? - ahhhh, because then they would start looting and burning down e-stores!

  • 1,500-year-old Papyrus the Last Supper gives valuable insight into Christianity

    09/07/2014 4:00:27 AM PDT · 10 of 13
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Tilted Irish Kilt

    You are right.

    I guess the left is always looking for a way to give ligitamacy to pagan satanic “magic”, ie: if Christians in the Bible did it then it is of God.

    Also funny how they don’t believe in the Bible, but will use it to try to prove ligitamacy.

  • Here’s the ENTIRE ’13 Hours’ Fox News special with eyewitness accounts of Benghazi

    09/06/2014 9:04:12 AM PDT · 20 of 35
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Apple Pan Dowdy

    ping.... to watch later

  • Beyonce the "Feminist." (Vanity - LOL!!

    08/26/2014 5:22:34 AM PDT · 15 of 18
    Apple Pan Dowdy to RginTN
    "Beyonce musical voice isn’t smooth like Lena Horn. I don’t get her fame.

    Her fame, along with some other stars like Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera,to name a few; comes from selling their souls to Satan. Google Beyonce's godess worship - images, and you will find image after image clearly showing this. In her SuperBowl performance she mimicked channeling demons while wearing a leather costume embroidered with the Baphomet symbol. She poses frequently with symbols of Satan. Her video, “Drunk in Love”, is a symbolic pornographic orgy, riddled with ancient devil worship symbols. I could go on and on, but you get the picture, and it's not pretty.

  • Scotland will be the wealthiest country ever to have gained its independence

    08/25/2014 5:39:46 AM PDT · 29 of 38
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Berlin_Freeper

    As an American of Scottish decent, I love this song. And I really loved one of the comments made under the song as it was so apropos.... “...bear in mind the hundreds that fought over the centuries for a independent Scotland and do not fear to be free!”


    That is a truth we here in America need to be remembering and espousing. As our nanny-state grows, so many Americans are fearful of being responsible for themselves, of earning their own living. Why is that? Are we as a nation loosing our yearning for freedom? And if so, then will we inevitably lose our freedom?

    To me there is a lesson here from my brave Scottish ancestors ..... “DO NOT FEAR TO BE FREE.”

  • Doctor Who fans, how was it?

    08/24/2014 7:11:55 AM PDT · 16 of 31
    Apple Pan Dowdy to MNDude

    I’ve been disconsolate since David Tennant left. To me, he portrayed the real spirit of the Doctor.

  • Interesting phone call I just received

    08/23/2014 9:11:46 AM PDT · 72 of 110
    Apple Pan Dowdy to The Working Man
    Try this.... it worked for me:

    I was getting some days 10 calls a day from the same “card services” scammer with caller ID showing a number that was my number except for a different last digit.

    I called ATT (my phone service company) and pressed the connection number for the “cancel my service” department. Told the nice ATT rep who answered, about the numerous scam calls and said that if we could not find a solution that I would need to cancel my 2 land lines and use only my Verizon cell phone from now on.

    First she tried to tell me that there was nothing ATT could do about it, and that I simply needed to go sign up for the National do-not-call list. I told her that if that was my only option since the list was a joke, then cancellation of ATT was the only answer to the problem.

    She gave me “call blocking” at no charge, entered in the offending phone number, and said to try that, which I agreed to hold off on the cancellation of ATT for a few days to see if this option worked. I didn't have a whole lot of faith, thinking scammers would just change the number 1 by 1 digit and keep calling.

    Sure enough they did call about an hour later with caller ID changed by one digit.

    But then, right after that........ all the spammer calls from them stopped completely. It has been a week now and no more calls from them. Not sure if ATT did something or if the spammers have been put out of business.

  • Greenfield: Hiroshima's Lessons for the War on Terror

    08/11/2014 5:59:20 AM PDT · 28 of 32
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Louis Foxwell

    I watched the movie, Lone Survivor, last night on the Roku.
    It is based on the true story of the failed United States Navy SEALs counter-insurgent mission Operation Red Wings, during which a four-man SEAL reconnaissance and surveillance team was tasked to track Taliban leader Ahmad Shah.

    While the four SEALs are in surveillance position watching the Taliban and Ahmad Shah, three goat herders (an old man and 2 teens) happen upon them. Their dilemma is whether to kill the goat herders, or tie them up in which case wolves would probably eat them when night came, or let them go free. Their orders were to NOT engage so killing would have meant possible later court martial, and one of the SEAL’s brought up the fact that they could not in good conscious murder three “innocent civilians”. The SEAL’s decided to let them go, and run like crazy back to where they would have radio contact to call for extraction.

    Well, you already can guess what those three “innocent civilians” did as soon as they were let go. They ran directly to the Taliban, who then came after the SEALs faster than they could get radio contact, and the rest of the movie is the bloody chase. That bad decision to show mercy to the enemy cost all (including eight men on a helicopter that was shot down while trying to rescue them) but a Lone Survivor their lives.

    How many more of our brave soldiers will the golfer-in-chief allow to die before we get serious about defeating the Muslim terrorists?

  • Some 30K Unaccompanied Minors to Attend Public US Schools This Year

    08/09/2014 6:47:06 AM PDT · 13 of 33
    Apple Pan Dowdy to markomalley

    As most of us here at FR already know....
    The Constitution gives the federal government NO ROLE in education whatsoever. Because education is not an enumerated power delegated to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, it is clearly a power left to state and local governments, or to individuals, per the Tenth Amendment which states:
    “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

  • Jarre Weekend: Bells at the Pyramids (Video)

    08/09/2014 5:57:43 AM PDT · 3 of 5
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Squawk 8888

    I don’t care how great the musical sound, or how “stunning” the visuals are, it’s the worship of anubis in that concert that totally turned me off.

    I love music and was drawn to watch this video because of that love of music. The drums, and bells have such a lovely effect, and the backdrop of the pyramids all add to the magnificent timeless grandeur, I remember how I felt when I stood in Cairo and first saw the pyramids standing right on the edge of the city, it was like passing through a “time rift” from modern to ancient. So, I was loving this video right up until the visual effect of anubis strutting in the background while the crowd swayed almost hypnotically to the music. That’s when I turned it off.

  • U.S. House: Lawsuit Against President Obama (Live)

    07/30/2014 3:42:41 PM PDT · 67 of 120
    Apple Pan Dowdy to lilyramone

    Five Republicans joined a unanimous Democratic conference to vote against the measure. They were Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY), Walter Jones (R-SC), Paul Broun (R-GA), Steve Stockman (R-TX) and Scott Garrett (R-NJ).

  • U.S. House: Lawsuit Against President Obama (Live)

    07/30/2014 3:36:35 PM PDT · 63 of 120
    Apple Pan Dowdy to novemberslady

    And the 5 republican who voted nay are even more worthless!!!!!!!!

  • George Will: Let Illegals Stay; 'Preposterous' US 'Can't Assimilate These 8-Year-Old Criminals'

    07/27/2014 3:56:06 PM PDT · 20 of 95
    Apple Pan Dowdy to 2ndDivisionVet

    And will each county, after assimilating it’s twenty, then get twenty more and twenty more, and when will it ever stop?

  • ALERT: Delivered By Airplane: Ebola Now Threatens 21 Million People In Major Metro Area

    07/27/2014 3:31:30 PM PDT · 17 of 138
    Apple Pan Dowdy to cripplecreek
    "M-O-O-N that spells moon."

    Having visions of mama Abigail, are you? LOL

  • Obama Calls For Collectivized New World Order

    07/27/2014 7:34:26 AM PDT · 52 of 79
    Apple Pan Dowdy to winodog
    "But the real battle is spiritual. We need to stay on our knees"

    Amen to that. You hit the nail on the head!

  • Obama Calls For Collectivized New World Order

    07/27/2014 7:11:51 AM PDT · 45 of 79
    Apple Pan Dowdy to ilovesarah2012

    My guess is that 666 (with 6 being the number of “man”) stands for the worship of man rather than God. The beast will institute a world government that finally puts into practice the humanistic ideas that we don’t need God, man can be gods themselves ........... 666 = man-man-man (humans who think they have evolved into petty little gods)

    And the scripture in Revelation pretty much sums up God’s reaction to that!

  • Obama Calls For Collectivized New World Order

    07/27/2014 6:59:51 AM PDT · 44 of 79
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Kackikat
    "The New World Order has been here since the CFR was formed and only a few Presidents have been elected in the past 100 years who weren’t their representative."

    You are right, and we need to keep in mind that the Bushes promote and work for the NWO as well as Obama. Why so few Freepers will acknowledge this fact is just beyond me.

  • The Reformers' Hermeneutic: Grammatical, Historical, and Christ-Centered

    07/09/2014 4:07:35 AM PDT · 125 of 150
    Apple Pan Dowdy to narses
    "Think about it. Would Christ establish his Church – to teach the way, the truth – and allow thousands of interpretation as to what is the truth? If the Church doesn’t teach the Truth, Christ is a liar. If He would allow multiple versions of Truth, he’d be an idiot. I don’t believe He is either."

    That is like saying, would Christ allow his followers to have diseases that kill them if He is a loving compassionate God? But the answer is, it is not God who sends the diseases, but Satan. God allows the difference in interpretations for His own reasons, one of which may be because He has given man free will, and that, combined with our imperfect sin-nature will mean we are not always right. Then in His great wisdom, God allows us to work out what is the real truth, hopefully we will allow the Holy Spirit to guide our discernment.

    If you read the letters to the seven churches in Revelation 2-3, you will find that they are all considered churches with members (early Christians) each is praised for some things and rebuked for other things, some more than others. Thus it is true that these churches had ideas and practices that were in some way wrong, yet The Lord, thru john's words, was telling them to keep striving for perfection. All of these churches made up the body which Jesus called "the Church" (the church universal), the "bride of Christ". They were NOT the Roman Catholic Church. Though later they evolved into the Roman Catholic Church for a long while.

    If you study Revelation, you will notice that even though the seven churches that John wrote about were 7 real distinct churches at that time, they also represent seven distinct churches throughout history and there are very profound prophetic messages there.

    Do you think that somehow the Roman Catholic Church escaped being a part of this prophetic message in the scriptures? Which of the seven do you think represents the RCC?

  • The Reformers' Hermeneutic: Grammatical, Historical, and Christ-Centered

    07/08/2014 6:56:36 AM PDT · 119 of 150
    Apple Pan Dowdy to FourtySeven
    "This points to the need for an additional historical and supernatural source. Which is where apostolic succession comes in."

    You present an interesting point. The fallacy is to consider mere sinful men to be that "supernatural source". If there are men worthy of the task, then why would we need Christ? Why not just strive to be so worthy? But, alas, Jesus made it very clear that no man could be sinless, thus no man can act as that "supernatural source".

    Why is it so difficult to believe that god provided the entire "way, and the truth and the light" in Jesus Christ..... It's that simple. And if the bible is the living Word of God, then it is god speaking to us, and the Holy Spirit interpreting. Some of us put our entire faith in the Words of the scriptures and know that we do not need priests and man-designated special saints to intercede for us, and we do not need a Pope to act as a supreme entity or spokesperson for God. We accept the simple truth that Jesus Christ is all that we need.

    You mentioned that each religion thinks they are like the early church. No, that is not true. Some of us are, however striving as best we can to be as close to that benchmark as we can get..... Knowing in humility, that we fall short, but praying for God's guidance and knowing we have His forgiveness.

    Please forgive me for being so blunt..... But it is the height of arrogance to say that your particular religious sect holds the keys to apostolic succession and that you always will. And to believe that no one else can possibly be "Christian" unless they bow to your Pope's man-made rules.

    I will say again, the "CHURCH" as described in scripture, is the body of believers and followers in Jesus Christ, whether they attend worship service at a Protestant or RC building. Although I must say that personally I would have trouble worshipping where there are visible satanic symbols ..... Example, the pagan Egyptian Obelisk in saint peters square at the vatican. There are many more examples, but I'm sure you are not blind.

  • The Reformers' Hermeneutic: Grammatical, Historical, and Christ-Centered

    07/06/2014 10:40:23 AM PDT · 17 of 150
    Apple Pan Dowdy to FatherofFive
    "Would Christ establish his Church – to teach the way, the truth – and allow thousands of interpretation as to what is the truth? If the Church doesn’t teach the Truth, Christ is a liar. If He would allow multiple versions of Truth, he’d be an idiot. I don’t believe He is either. "

    So what leads you to believe that the RC church is still the true church? The definition of " the church" is the body of believers that believes God's Word (the Bible) to be the truth . You say that you believe Gods Word and I have no reason to think that is not so, I believe that same Word to be true. We are both members of the body of Christ, the Church.

    What does not matter is petty arguments over it. They will not change the fact that the "Church" is all of the body of believers in Jesus Christ and Gods Word on the subject. You can point out all the arguments you want about the details, and I and other true Christians will say to you that we agree with anything that is stated in the scriptures, the Bible, but have a good reason to doubt that which is not stated in the Bible, as explained in my previous post.

  • The Reformers' Hermeneutic: Grammatical, Historical, and Christ-Centered

    07/06/2014 9:35:49 AM PDT · 14 of 150
    Apple Pan Dowdy to FatherofFive
    "So which Church is described in Scripture as the foundation of Truth? The one you started last week? The one one started 1,500 years after Christ died? Or the one that has existed for 2,000 years? "

    The ability to trace one's church back to the “first church” through apostolic succession is an argument used by a number of different churches to assert that their church is the “one true church.” The Roman Catholic Church makes this claim. The Greek Orthodox Church makes this claim. Some Protestant denominations make this claim. Some of the “Christian” cults make this claim. How do we know which church is correct? The biblical answer is – it does not matter!

    The first church, its growth, doctrine, and practices, were recorded for us in the New Testament. Jesus, as well as His apostles, foretold that false teachers would arise, and indeed it is apparent from some of the New Testament epistles that these apostles had to fight against false teachers early on. Having a pedigree of apostolic succession or being able to trace a church's roots back to the "first church" is nowhere in Scripture given as a test for being the true church. What is given is repeated comparisons between what false teachers teach and what the first church taught, as recorded in Scripture. Whether a church is the "true church" or not is determined by comparing its teachings and practices to that of the New Testament church, as recorded in Scripture.

    For instance, in Acts 20:17-38, the Apostle Paul talks to the church leaders in Ephesus. In that passage, he tells them that false teachers will not only come among them but will come FROM them (vv. 29-30). Paul does not set forth the teaching that they were to follow the "first" organized church as a safeguard for the truth. Rather, he commits them to the safekeeping of "God and to the word of His grace" (v. 32). Thus, truth could be determined by depending upon God and "the word of His grace" (i.e., Scripture, see John 10:35).

  • 7 Reasons the Old Testament is Neglected

    07/06/2014 6:33:43 AM PDT · 26 of 61
    Apple Pan Dowdy to EBH
    "Growing up my Mother’s Bible had a middle column that tied almost every contextual verse back to its meaning or “reflection” within the Old Testament."

    That's called a concordance and is found in many good study bibles such as the "New American Standard". It is very handy to have .... Actually essential .

  • 7 Reasons the Old Testament is Neglected

    07/06/2014 6:28:17 AM PDT · 25 of 61
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Tax-chick
    "There's an Old Testament reading in everything Catholic .......... other denominations, including Lutherans, use the same Lectionary. "

    Good point...... And may I add that is the case also in most evangelical bible-based Protestant churches. For instance in our presbyterian PCA church it is considered true that to properly study the New Testiment we MUST use the references in the Old Testiment for understanding in the full context.

  • The Reformers' Hermeneutic: Grammatical, Historical, and Christ-Centered

    07/06/2014 5:31:53 AM PDT · 4 of 150
    Apple Pan Dowdy to FatherofFive
    "Fortunately, we have Christ’s promise that heresies will never prevail against the Church. They will arise, endure sometimes for centuries, like Protestantism, but we can be confident in Christ’s promise that the Church will always teach the Truth. "

    And so it all centers around (as you would have us believe) the notion that the Roman Catholic Church is the only real church and all others are heresy. However the reality that stands out in the article posted is that the truth lies in centering on "Jesus Christ" rather than on something else such as in your case, the "Roman Catholic Church". In other words I look to Christ for the truth, not to a church ruled by men, many of whom over the centuries have been of decidedly questionalble morals and standards. I pray directly to "our Father Who art in heaven " as Jesus taught us to pray, rather than to saints designated by men, or to Mary who Jesus never deified. My life, my hopes, my faith all center around "Jesus Christ " not a "church ".

    I am saying this not to start a battle over Catholic vs Protestant ....... But to point out what the article made so clear, that we get to the truth when Biblical interpretation is centered in Christ Himself and what He did on the Cross.

  • Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest (Amerika)

    07/02/2014 6:00:37 AM PDT · 59 of 67
    Apple Pan Dowdy to AU72
    " If all tax payers filed a W4 not to have any witholding of pay the federal government would grind to a halt real fast. "

    We can't even get 80% of the population to bother to go to the polls to vote, what makes you think we could get them to participate in a tax revolt?

  • Obama asks Cabinet for 'creative' use of executive powers

    07/01/2014 9:41:33 AM PDT · 7 of 46
    Apple Pan Dowdy to jazusamo
    "....making a real difference for ordinary families"

    In BO's mind welfare lay-abouts and illegal immigrants are "ordinary" families.

  • ISIS Risks Everything to Declare a Caliphate

    06/30/2014 3:45:20 AM PDT · 28 of 32
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Vince Ferrer
    "ISIS is trying to hasten the islamic Apocalypse. "

    Any of you who want to understand better what declaring the "Caliphate" means...... read Joel Rosenberg's series: The Twelfth Imam, The Tehran Initiative, and Damascus Countdown.

    Although they are novels, they will give you a very good picture of what this is all about and from a good conservative voice.

  • Military Bans Bibles But Forces Soldiers to Adhere to Islamic Practices During Ramadan

    06/29/2014 5:05:33 AM PDT · 19 of 60
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Northern Yankee
    "......but we demand our soldiers, in Muslim countries, to adhere to their practices?"

    Good Grief! Display some common sense here!

    When I was in Egypt fall of 2011, common sense told me that I needed to wear pants or long skirt to cover legs and long sleeved shirt and when in crowded street in non-tourist area, to cover my blonde hair with a scarf and my blue eyes with sunglasses, and to not look any men in the face or speak to them (shop-keepers were exceptions).

    It was NOT because I wanted to submit to their religion, it was simply a common sense move for protection. Think of it a a sort of camouflage so as to not draw attention to myself.


    06/24/2014 4:44:06 AM PDT · 11 of 34
    Apple Pan Dowdy to kingattax
    "God can save America. "

    Of course He can, but the question is, will He WANT to save America.

    Genesis 12:3 "And I will bless them that bless thee and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all nations of the earth be blessed." Point: God has promised to bless the man or nation that blesses the Chosen People. History has proven beyond reasonable doubt that the nations that have blessed the Jewish people have had the blessing of God; the nations that have cursed the Jewish people have experienced the curse of God.
  • The Mindblowing Dhimmitude of the Presbyterian Church

    06/24/2014 4:20:12 AM PDT · 26 of 27
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Always A Marine; ZULU

    Of course you are forgiven, Marine, and you too Zulu. :)

    I wasn’t angry, just wanting people out there who care to know or who are looking for a church home to know that conservative Evangelical Presbyterian churches still exist.

  • The Mindblowing Dhimmitude of the Presbyterian Church

    06/23/2014 1:36:28 PM PDT · 20 of 27
    Apple Pan Dowdy to ZULU
    "The Mainstream Christian Churches - Presbyterians, Methodists, Episcopalians and ECLA have been hijacked by the homosexuals and Islamophiles"

    Not all of them. I am a Presbyterian but have absolutely no ties to the "Presbyterian Church USA" which this article is about. Back in the late 60's, real Christians in the Presbyterian church USA (PCUSA) realized where the denomination was headed and so they withdrew and formed the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) which adheres to Biblical scripture.

    So please do not lump all Presbyterians into the "heresy" category, as I see some of you are so quick to do. The PCA is a very different church and absolutely does support Israel and does not tolerate the defiling of the definition of marriage from “a man and a woman”.

  • White House Unveils Bee Plan, Creates Strategy To Restore Pollinator Populations (Huh?)

    06/21/2014 3:02:48 AM PDT · 36 of 40
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Up Yours Marxists
    "The EUROPEAN honey bees, which aren’t even supposed to bee here? How did crops survive before they were brought over......."

    You, my FRiend, are in dire need of some education about Honey Bees, and would do well to go talk to a beekeeper to get your facts correct.

    The fact is that many of the crops we grow and ENJOY today in the USA were not able to survive here before we imported honey bees from Europe and Russia. Why do you say that was not supposed to happen? Would you rather the USA have to import all those fruits and vegetables you love that are not native? For instance, the apple..... the only apple native to the USA is the crabapple.

    The fact is that we would not be feeding the population of our country like we do without the honeybee.

  • Redskin, Blackskin: Pigment is destiny

    06/20/2014 6:33:55 AM PDT · 6 of 17
    Apple Pan Dowdy to nathanbedford

    A few years ago I was on Jury duty at the court house in Atlanta. The case involved a murder where the defendant was claiming the gun went off “accidentally” during an “argument”. So during jury selection the attorney was asking potential jurors a lot of questions about guns in hopes of weeding out people who disliked or were afraid of guns.

    Being asked about personal use of guns I mentioned my shooting of Black-Powder Guns in competition. I realized after I said it that I probably should have said “muzzle-loader” guns instead, but we were so used to calling them “black powder”.

    So later that day when we were all sitting and waiting for the attorneys to come back in and announce who would remain as jurors, I was getting dirty looks and outright shunning by the blacks in the jury pool, which I could not understand as I am normally a friendly gregarious person and not concerned with skin color at all. Then one of them said with a very angry and loud voice.... “What’s this stuff about black-powder, just what the ____ is that supposed to mean?”

    After I explained that it’s the kind of powder poured into an old fashioned muzzle-loader gun, we all had a big laugh over it and everything was okay from then on. It pointed out to me just how easy and vehemently racists can jump to the wrong conclusion over a word they do not understand.

  • ARP Synod Approves Removing Two Chapters and a Note from Its Version of the Confession

    06/12/2014 6:33:37 AM PDT · 8 of 20
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Gamecock
    "The ARP just moved closer to other conservative Reformed denominations."

    EXCELLENT! and good to hear.

  • ARP Synod Approves Removing Two Chapters and a Note from Its Version of the Confession

    06/12/2014 6:25:46 AM PDT · 4 of 20
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Gamecock

    I’m curious...... can you tell me in a nutshell how the ARP differs from the PCA? (I am a PCA Presbyterian),it would just be good to understand the differences.

  • Charges detail Waukesha pre-teens' attempt to kill classmate

    06/03/2014 4:36:36 AM PDT · 5 of 37
    Apple Pan Dowdy to kearnyirish2

    It would be interesting to know just how much these girls were delving into the occult world. They indicated that they were devoted to (worshiped??) Slinder and willing to do a ritualistic murder for him. I’m betting that it goes deeper than that. Were they practicing “witchcraft” like teens seen in some popular movies (even Disney movies like “Teen Witch”)?

    This isn’t just innocent teenage fantasy play-time stuff. It allows real demons to eventually take over their lives.

  • Irish Pastor Under ‘Hate Crime’ Investigation for Sunday Sermon Against Islam

    06/01/2014 1:59:45 AM PDT · 20 of 49
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Organic Panic
    "Didn’t Ireland get out of the UK?"

    This happened in BELFAST, Northern Ireland.

    Northern Ireland belongs to the UK. The rest of Ireland (5/6 of it) is an independent country called Republic of Ireland. Belfast is in the part that belongs to the UK.

  • Can Roman Catholics be saved? (Open)

    05/31/2014 6:20:25 AM PDT · 439 of 468
    Apple Pan Dowdy to NKP_Vet
    I have a sincere question to ask you, NKP_Vet. And believe me when I say that it in no way reflects on YOU personally. I think we all here know you to be conservative politically and that is to be commended :)

    My question concerns the great masses of Roman Catholics who traditionally support the Democrats, even though the Democrat Party advocates things that the RC is stated apposed to, such as abortion and erosion of the definition of marriage and other family values.

    The Vatican has made it clear that, "Catholic doctrine, as authoritatively proposed by the Church, should be held as the supreme law......" Reference: Providentissimus Deus;

    And you have repeatedly said here that irregardless of human sins of the Pope, he is still the the supreme teacher of morals and faith.

    So my question is.... Why does the overwhelming majority of the RC church population vote Democrat. How is it so easy for them to ignore the Popes' teachings on abortion and family values? That has always been a conundrum to me.

    I realize that YOU are not personally responsible for what other RC's do, but if you have any insight into the answer to this puzzle, I would love to hear it.

  • Can Roman Catholics be saved? (Open)

    05/30/2014 12:54:32 PM PDT · 423 of 468
    Apple Pan Dowdy to NKP_Vet
    "......the Old Testament, which the majority of protestants ignore."

    So now you are also an expert on what Protestants read or ignore, huh?

    Every Sunday service in the Presbyterian church there is a reading from the Old Testament as well as the New Testament. Both will pertain to the Bible lesson which is the topic of the sermon (or teaching.

    Also in our weekly Bible study group, where we study the Bible precept-by-precept, there are constantly references to Old Testament verses or chapters which must be studied along with in order to fully understand the New Testament.

  • Can Roman Catholics be saved? (Open)

    05/30/2014 8:28:34 AM PDT · 410 of 468
    Apple Pan Dowdy to NKP_Vet
    "Without the Catholic Church we would all still be praying to the sun gods and having human sacrifices."

    You are wrong. My salvation is NOT based on what the Roman Catholic Church did or did not do. My salvation is based on what Jesus Christ did. Do you think that our Lord God is so dependent on the RCC, that if not for the RCC, we would all still be pagan? HOW ARROGANT of you!

    The world is indeed grateful to those Catholic monks who kept the scriptures safe and recopied them and spread them. Perhaps if the RCC had remained as it began instead of lusting after riches and power, then we might all have remained with them. But alas, their greed and lust led them to begin adding to what Christ taught, ideas and concepts that just are not Biblical.

  • Can Roman Catholics be saved? (Open)

    05/30/2014 8:06:06 AM PDT · 404 of 468
    Apple Pan Dowdy to metmom
    "Interestingly, when a Protestant or Evangelical leader fails, it’s a feeding frenzy for Catholics, where they gleefully point out that it is the major short coming of Protestantism. Because when it’s a pope or priest, well *We’re all sinners*, *Nobody expects them to be perfect*, *Once a priest, always a priest*, etc. They demand perfection from others that they don’t expect of themselves. The hypocrisy is staggering."

    Well said, metmom. And I might add that leads me to be very leery of and distrustful of the RCC.

  • Can Roman Catholics be saved? (Open)

    05/29/2014 5:56:31 PM PDT · 361 of 468
    Apple Pan Dowdy to NKP_Vet
    "Ignorance of Christianity. I suggest you go to the local library and find yourself a copy of a Christianity 100, that’s the one for beginners. Then come back and continue the conversation."

    No thank you. I can't trust who-ever wrote your "Christianity 100" that they even know what they are talking about. I will stick to the Bible. It never lies.