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Posts by Federalist#34

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  • Live Thread John Thune Press Conf. (scheduled for approx. 2 pm et)

    11/06/2002 11:13:26 AM PST · 6 of 66
    Federalist#34 to All
    Jerry Nachman just ate all the ballots!!!!!

    More seriously, surely they will ask for a recount. It's too many votes to overturn but certainly close enough to justify. Asking for a recount a far cry from the belabored process that took place with the Gore campaign. Even he was justified re the FIRST recount there.
  • what happened to John Thune's campaign?

    11/06/2002 11:07:17 AM PST · 4 of 23
    Federalist#34 to All
    you don't see too many 90/10 splits in a precinct, let along them just happening to be the final precincts counted - with the totals changing the result of the election.

    What an incredible coincidence.

    Thune would have arguably been the most conservative member of the Senate had he been elected.

    500 votes too many to overturn in a recount. We're beat there.
  • Gay Parents Baptize Quadruplets

    10/27/2002 4:37:34 PM PST · 6 of 138
    Federalist#34 to All
    The "dad" is right on one count, "The babies are God's children."

    Woe to him for causing these precious little ones to stumble.
  • Catholics, Protestants, and History

    10/24/2002 8:32:05 AM PDT · 8 of 8
    Federalist#34 to Federalist#34
    must be waiting for an answer from Rome......
  • [Moslem] Gunmen Take 600 Hostages at Russian Theater

    10/23/2002 12:27:40 PM PDT · 39 of 71
    Federalist#34 to NativeNewYorker
    Maybe the Russians will lighten up on Iraq now.

    Maybe the U.S. will quit towing the stupid U.N. line re keeping the Russians from doing what we would do in Chechnya.
  • Catholics, Protestants, and History

    10/23/2002 11:03:46 AM PDT · 7 of 8
    Federalist#34 to Salvation
    What do you do with Galatians 2:11-14?
  • Eight Principles: How Christians should relate to those of other faiths

    10/15/2002 1:02:43 PM PDT · 10 of 11
    Federalist#34 to God is good
    Saw this in World, and it is quite good.

    God is indeed love, that's what He wants us to warn those who do glorify Him that they are wrong and under condemnation. There is a right way to do this yes, but nothing in this article leaves that out.

    Piper's "Brothers, We are Not Professionals" highly recommended reading for anyone with a passion for the church, and especially potential elders and pastors.
  • Historic Premillennialism

    09/23/2002 3:31:30 PM PDT · 33 of 70
    Federalist#34 to All
    What I would like to see is more material from a historic premill standpoint, refuting the idea of a pretrib rapture (especially in light of LaHayesteria). They call us posttribbers,which is kind of a misrepresentation because we don't make such an issue of that, it's pretribbers who do (kind of the cornerstone of their whole theology). But I would like to see some emphasis form our perspective that there is some reference to a time of turmoil prior to Christ's return, and that, indeed, the Church will go through that.
  • Historic Premillennialism

    09/23/2002 3:28:59 PM PDT · 32 of 70
    Federalist#34 to PresbyRev
    I'm historic premil, ardently reformed, strong opponent of dispensationalism, but man, you cannot talk like this to other people, no matter how wrong or abrasive they might be. Your whole point gets lost in the way you say it.

    If you get into an argument on a street corner with a fool, a passer-by may not be able to tell the difference.

    Have dignity. Jesus is Lord.
  • Mel Gibson Attacks Vatican

    09/13/2002 11:53:42 AM PDT · 98 of 124
    Federalist#34 to A2J
    but Paul didn't say, go ahead and break the 2nd commandment. There is a standard Biblically for how God is to be worshipped. Concern about religious art is indeed, passe in our postmodern culture, but I don't see how we can read the clear language of the passage I cited and think that a film or artistic portrayal of Jesus doesn't violate this.

    That is the baseline of my concern, and the pop-culture part of it extends from that.
  • Mel Gibson Attacks Vatican

    09/13/2002 5:23:08 AM PDT · 4 of 124
    Federalist#34 to goldstategop
    "You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth..." Exodus 20:4

    I HATE the idea that this movie is going to come out in the pop culture, and people are going to go to it and think they are seeing what Jesus is like, that they would take the most wonderful, awful and important event in human history and try to package it as entertainment.
  • Lessons From Lisa

    09/11/2002 2:20:54 PM PDT · 5 of 5
    Federalist#34 to Theophilus
    John Piper and Lisa Beamer, two of my favorites these days.

    God uses the humble.
  • FR Homeschoolers 9/11/2002

    09/11/2002 12:30:13 PM PDT · 17 of 20
    Federalist#34 to All
    Well, the lack of legislative action doesn't change the fact that the powers that be in the educational establishment (the big government types), the academic elites and the teachers unions, are growing increasingly uncomfortable with the growing popularity of home schooling (2 million plus nationwide). The law hasn't changed, but the DOE is now interpreting it to suit their agenda. There is going to be a big battle over this. California is serving as a test case for whether the establishment can start rolling back the freedoms we have gained over the past 20-30 years. We need to remain diligent.

    A battle is coming
  • FR Homeschoolers 9/11/2002

    09/11/2002 7:45:24 AM PDT · 14 of 20
    Federalist#34 to All
    Hey all,

    Have you discussed the situation in California on here much, where the state is trying to pressure home schoolers to come under the state umbrella, even going so far as to say they might be prosecuting anyone who has established a private school in their home?
  • Is The Religion Forum Working?

    09/10/2002 1:14:37 PM PDT · 64 of 75
    Federalist#34 to RnMomof7
    I'm an Rb who attends a PCA church, btw. :-)
  • Fundamentalism vs. Orthodoxy

    09/10/2002 12:45:29 PM PDT · 43 of 76
    Federalist#34 to All
    Seems to me the baseline issue here is this:

    All Christians are commanded to be charitible, to show mercy, to be gentle in spirit, love their enemies, etc...

    We are never told to compromise the truth or to worship some other God than the One revealed to us in Scripture. To the contrary we are chastised for compromising.

    Whatever "common values" I may have as a reformed protestant, and however many friends I may have who are Roman Catholic, my understanding of the Scriptures indicates that if they believe what the Church of Rome's official teaching is, they are not trusting in Christ alone for salvation, and thus are not regenerate.

    I can still love them and reach out to them and hope for them, and certainly reject some of the historic acrimony between Protestants and Catholics, even in North America over the past 200 years, but my belief is still that we do not believe the same Gospel. While it is a testament to specific and common grace that humans on this earth might get along amiably despite this vital distinction, it would certainly seem to preclude the two groups from working together in the advancement of the Gospel, since, if they assess with integrity, they know the "other" group is not even believing in that which they profess to want to advance.

    And advancement of said kingdom, including the Divinely-ordained shepherding of souls into it during our time on earth, is the most important thing any of us who are His can ever do.
  • Tolkien, Transformer of Culture

    09/10/2002 12:25:35 PM PDT · 17 of 18
    Federalist#34 to Siobhan
    This article discusses some of what you mention.
  • Is The Religion Forum Working?

    09/10/2002 12:17:06 PM PDT · 58 of 75
    Federalist#34 to All
    I've been on list servers, bulletin boards, chat rooms, etc... - the ones dealing with religion tend to be some of the most exasperating, and I'm not entirely sure why.

    I'm a Reformed Baptist, committed to the doctrines of grace and the resulting priority of making disciples, building strong Churches featuring Biblical fellowship and accountability, loving the saints and impacting all things in the culture for the sake of His Name.

    I'm not always convinced that these forums accomplish any of these things. So many of the arguments are circular, and since very few people online seem to be interested in following any kind of fair debating principles, one's skill at presenting truth isn't really honed either.

    What I think an online forum CAN be useful for, is for like-minded believers to be able to encourage one another in truth, share burdens and otherwise enjoy one another's friendship. Now, ideally, all these things happen in the local church, and this or a similar forum shouldn't be seen as a replacement for THAT, but it can be an enjoyable supplement to it. I do believe that in these dark times, an emerging remnant is beginning to stand out as a bright lamp, espousing many of the themes I mention above. I think the Net is a useful tool in that regard, helping a lot of people network and share helpful teaching tools. Some have been able to find Biblical churches they didn't know existed, as a result.

    I would much prefer to interact on here with other like-minded individuals in a collegial manner, rather than to get into just another pointless argument with some Arminian or rabid dispensationalist with his brain switched off.

    Is there any forum here or otherwise available for THAT?

    06/26/2002 12:58:19 PM PDT · 599 of 1,477
    Federalist#34 to All
    My favorite resonse so far, from the home schoolers:


    STATEMENT OF J. MICHAEL SMITH, PRESIDENT OF HOME SCHOOL LEGAL DEFENSE ASSOCIATION - on the declaration by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is unconstitutional.

    "It remains legal to recite the pledge of allegiance in every private home school in America, and I suspect that there will be more parents taking advantage of this than ever before."
  • HSLDA defends home schooling from state investigation

    05/31/2002 12:25:48 PM PDT · 7 of 10
    Federalist#34 to Tired of Taxes
    just like if a home schooler wins a geography or spelling bee, someone complains that they just focus on that subject, but if a public schooler wins, this is never a suspiscion.
  • HSLDA defends home schooling from state investigation

    05/31/2002 9:00:28 AM PDT · 1 of 10
    Someone needs to call a spade a spade.
  • Update-LAPD Reporting Additional Explosions in CA(according to FOX News)

    05/24/2002 12:31:49 PM PDT · 293 of 548
    Federalist#34 to Squawk 8888
    oops - CNN going to Talk Back Live - the official end of the story's urgency.
  • Update-LAPD Reporting Additional Explosions in CA(according to FOX News)

    05/24/2002 12:26:11 PM PDT · 267 of 548
    Federalist#34 to VRWC_minion
    the TV people sure seem to think something is up - judging by tone, etc...
  • Update-LAPD Reporting Additional Explosions in CA(according to FOX News)

    05/24/2002 11:59:48 AM PDT · 129 of 548
    Federalist#34 to Mixer
    Right. The guy in Cuba apparently throws about 100 possible targets and for the sake of political CYA, the govt. publicly airs them all (so they can't say "you didn't tell us"). So anything along these lines that happens, we all start getting just a little afraid. Terrified, you might say. We need to wage this war efficiently and mercilessly. The guy on MSNBC, btw, almost seems to want it to be terrorism.
  • Dan Rather: Ashcroft is Out to Get Me

    05/24/2002 11:30:37 AM PDT · 95 of 114
    Federalist#34 to all
    remember though, it has been suggested that the "What's the frequency Kenneth" story was a wild story invented by Dan to explain very real wounds he was bearing on his person - due to some "good lovin gone bad" with a person (or persons) of the same gender. (and that ain't good) He later claimed the guy found stalking outside NBC a few years ago was the "frequency" culprit. No way to prove it of course.
  • Editorial: Home Schooling Detractors Diversify Their Tactics.

    05/24/2002 7:41:34 AM PDT · 65 of 69
    Federalist#34 to Boxsford
    The strategic aspect of all this shouldn't be missed. Sure, we know that his argument is full of holes Constitutionally, and that his portrayal of home schooling is inaccurate. But this is just the kind of argument that some liberal judges might get a hold of and us to set new precedent like they did with RoevWade.

    His basic assertion is that children have a fundamental right to pluralistic exposure that supercedes a parent's right to "control" his children's education. As I say, don't think a judge couldn't get a hold of this. This is why we in the home schooling movement need to grip tightly to the truth that our right to educate is God-given and Constitutional. It's more than just a current legal status.

    Re opponents of home schooling - it's all of the above. The elitists just can't stand being told they don't necessarily know better (and home schooling punches a big hole in the Bell Curve as high school grads do as well as teachers and college grads); The educational establishment types hate to have their monopoly broken up; and teachers unions and school superintendents lose money because the federal funding system is based on enrollment. These are the reasons they come after us so hard - and will say anything and try to exploit any abuse/neglect situation, no matter how tragic, and try to blame it on home schooling.

  • Leaving the Children Behind

    03/01/2002 11:44:50 AM PST · 12 of 14
    Federalist#34 to Federalist#34
    ARGEE - would you mind not using my thread as a forum for your disagreement with management? If you can delete these posts, please do so.
  • Leaving the Children Behind

    03/01/2002 11:42:03 AM PST · 10 of 14
    Federalist#34 to js1138
    when my kids get fast food - they think of it as a treat.

    I mean, erm, I would never abuse my kids with fast food burgers. Shocking!!!

  • Leaving the Children Behind

    03/01/2002 11:11:39 AM PST · 1 of 14
    Two main reactions to this are: 1) Thank God for HSLDA. 2) What a ridiculous overreach by the local social services people.
  • Jihad declared on Australia

    11/01/2001 10:47:26 AM PST · 34 of 153
    Federalist#34 to classygreeneyedblonde
    I recall a convo with a WWII Vet whose unit was alongside an Aussie unit during island campaigns in the South Pacific.

    Typically his unit would subdue Japanese opponents, interrogate them and then send them behind to be imprisoned. He said once the Aussie commander asked if they could handle the interrogation and the U.S. guy said sure. The Oz commander went through the interrogation - and then when they were finished, turned to his men and said "Right, Lads." and the Aussies just emptied their clips into these guys. Not to condone this mind you, but maybe the Taliban want to think twice before stirring up the Oz military.

  • Spotlight in Air over DC - what is it?

    10/31/2001 7:36:20 PM PST · 5 of 30
    Federalist#34 to Julliardsux
    Umm, is it the moon? It's really bright tonight. I'm in Leesburg. I don't see a spotlight and the sky is quite clear.
  • Was Martin Luther Wrong?

    10/31/2001 7:28:31 PM PST · 199 of 277
    Federalist#34 to AnalogReigns
    Analog Reigns is correct that the Baptists began AFTER Luther, but he seems to see the Anabaptists as the ancestor to modern-day Baptists, and that's not really correct either. Mennonites and Apostolic Churches would correctly trace their lineage to Swiss Anabaptists from the 1500s, whom, as he rightly states, made up the left wing of the reformation. While Englishman John Smyth, circa 1607, may indeed have gleaned the idea of believer's baptism from the continental Anabaptists, he was a product of the English Reformation, as were a number of Baptist churches that began popping up across England in the early 17th century. A number of these churches sent representatives to draft the 1644 London Confession, which later was slightly revised to make the 1689 London Baptist Confession. Look at these confessions and you will see a heavily Reformed emphasis on soteriology, eschatology and most other things. The only real "distinctive" for Baptist churches when they began was, in fact, believers baptism - the idea that the church consists entirely of believers. While an alternate strain of English Baptists later adopted more of a free-will approach, a la the Methodists, it was in North America in the 19th century that the majority of Baptist churches began to take on much of their stereotypical identify from today, including a heavily Finneyist approach to evangelism and soteriology. Many were also consumed by the legacy of fundamentalism in the 20th century. Happily, there has been a rediscovery of Puritan and Reformed writing among many Baptists, and the number of churches taking a Reformed theology with a baptistic view of the church (a la Spurgeon), is growing through groups like the Founders Conference