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  • Pope: 'Who am I to judge' gay people?

    07/30/2013 6:20:02 AM PDT · 209 of 276
    libdestroyer to trisham
    We cannot be insulted, and the Church cannot be degraded. "Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God. [17] And Jesus answering, said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven. [18] And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. [19] And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven." Matthew, 16:18 A wonderful verse, completely mis-interpreted by the roman catholic church for the purpose of claiming the power of salvation. Christ was simply stating that the Peter's revelation of the identity of Jesus Christ was given to him by God the Father. AND IT WILL BE LIKEWISE for all followers of Christ from then on. The revelation of Christ as God is the "key" to heaven. THAT is the rock upon which He has/will build his church. Thank GOD that I'm represented by Christ Himself and not popes, who time and time again show evidence of their sinful state. Oh... and mary was just a servant of the Lord who was used as a vessel. GOD DOES NOT SHARE GLORY.
  • Pope: 'Who am I to judge' gay people?

    07/30/2013 6:13:48 AM PDT · 208 of 276
    libdestroyer to stanne
    Why assume? Go to the source. Honestly, it’s amazing how many eople are so wlling to opine on something they not only won’t read, but that they refuse to read. This is not even reasonable it’s insane It probably is rooed in hatred I'm sorry to tell you that your catechism is in direct conflict with the Word of God. Sorry to tell you that Mary lost her virginity to her husband ("but before they came together..."), I'm sorry to have to tell you Jesus did indeed have half brothers. However, I'm happy to tell you that ALL followers of Christ are saints, high priests of a holy order and bodily temples for the Holy Spirit! The best part is the gospel, which the Roman Catholic Church has stripped out. It's the fact that sacrifices and works will never save us. It's through Christ's sacrifice alone. He opens the eyes and hearts of His elect. I truly hope he opens yours.
  • Pope: 'Who am I to judge' gay people?

    07/30/2013 6:08:25 AM PDT · 207 of 276
    libdestroyer to Dutchboy88
    Now just a darn minute, here. You promised that you were done. Now you want to spread God's love by venerating a human? Please re-read Book that your gang claims to have delivered to the world...it has another story. One without a Roman pontiff, without venerating Mary, without indulgences, without genuflecting, without candles, without men in bathrobes riding in bullet proof cars. Check it out...it is free, if He has elected you. My friend, I like your style :) He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
  • Pope Francis says atheists can be good

    05/24/2013 11:56:19 AM PDT · 31 of 31
    libdestroyer to wideminded

    “It’s does help to be raised by loving parents who very early teach about right and wrong.”

    Where are mom and dad learning right from wrong?
    I think you’re right about innate morality. Personally I think God gives moral restraint to man. Revelations is essentially all about that moral restraint fading away and the necessity of judgement on the earth. Heavy stuff :)

  • Pope Francis says atheists can be good

    05/23/2013 10:57:43 AM PDT · 29 of 31
    libdestroyer to wideminded

    “There is a third possibility of doing good deeds because it’s the right thing to do. I guess you could say that this involves following the Golden Rule, but without believing in the supernatural.”

    Here’s the issue with that...
    If you don’t believe in God, how can you know what “good” is?
    Where there is no standard-bearer there are no standards!

  • Pope Francis says atheists can be good

    05/23/2013 10:56:04 AM PDT · 28 of 31
    libdestroyer to mountn man

    “The real issue is, that BILLIONS of “good” people have and are going to hell.

    Being good doesn’t get one into heaven.”

    RIGHT ON!
    “For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the LORD, but he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death.”

    Proverbs 8:35-36

  • Inhofe, Lucas Introduce Bill Limiting Federal Agencies From Stockpiling Ammunition

    04/26/2013 10:37:49 AM PDT · 8 of 15
    libdestroyer to Paine in the Neck

    “Maybe we could ban the practice of giving bills juvenile names, too.”

    Nice :)

  • A Profane Virgin Mary Christians Won’t Recognize

    04/26/2013 10:35:24 AM PDT · 6 of 21
    libdestroyer to CHRISTIAN DIARIST

    But if you see Jesus on a grilled cheese sandwich... call Rome immediately!

  • School forces all girls to lesbian kiss. Boys get lessons in how to spot 'sluts'

    04/25/2013 5:44:03 AM PDT · 3 of 46
    libdestroyer to IbJensen

    welcome to Babylon

  • Rand Paul 2016 Presidential Bid

    04/25/2013 5:42:46 AM PDT · 32 of 36
    libdestroyer to 2big2fail

    I think the US should help its allies. However I see no reason why we have a military base in practically every country while there is so much turmoil on our own soil!

    We need to get out of the business of funding rebellions and manipulating other sovereign nations.

    We also need to admit (as a party) that there IS such a thing as wasteful defense spending.

  • Rand Paul 2016 Presidential Bid

    04/25/2013 5:39:01 AM PDT · 31 of 36
    libdestroyer to KentuckyTim

    Let’s face it. MOST OF YOU will suck it up and vote for whatever RINO dufus ends up being the nominee.

    I’m voting for a conservative AGAIN, even if he/she is not a republican

  • Child porn linked to St. Ann Parish in Independence

  • Child porn linked to St. Ann Parish in Independence

    04/05/2013 10:58:09 AM PDT · 20 of 22
    libdestroyer to terycarl

    “you, of course, don’t know what you’re talking about. The incidence of child abuse in various denominations are FAR more than in the Catholic Church.....there is, of course no excuse for any of them, but when you live in a glass house, throwing stones can be counter-productive........and it makes you sound STUPID.”

    Whatever helps you sleep at night.

  • Child porn linked to St. Ann Parish in Independence

    03/27/2013 12:53:06 PM PDT · 15 of 22
    libdestroyer to topher

    “SOUNDS MORE LIKE AN UNSECURED WIFI PROBLEM...

    Let us both follow this story to see who the guilty party is — someone in the parish office. Or someone attacking the Catholic Church.

    Those liking to attack the Catholic Church:

    Liberal-Lying Media
    Homosexuals
    Hollywood Actors/Actresses
    Planned Parenthood and NARAL (abortion supporters)

    Basically, the above mentioned folks will get you flamed pretty bad on FreeRepublic if you try to some kind things about...”

    Nope, just a guy who sees a church filled with pedophiles and a bunch of people too blind to see it.

  • Child porn linked to St. Ann Parish in Independence

    03/27/2013 12:52:02 PM PDT · 14 of 22
    libdestroyer to Rashputin

    “Actually, it sounds more like someone with a kewl name like, “priestdestroyer” framing the parish because they hate Christianity and especially Catholics.”

    Framing? So there wasn’t a huge sexual abuse scandal that rocked the Roman Catholic Church? Must have been a dream...

    my bad.

  • Child porn linked to St. Ann Parish in Independence

    03/27/2013 8:04:02 AM PDT · 6 of 22
    libdestroyer to jboot

    Sounds like another priest practicing “celibacy” again.

  • Obamacare Is Crumbling

    03/25/2013 11:38:25 AM PDT · 10 of 37
    libdestroyer to Perdogg

    “The question is will the Dems dump it before 2014 and will the GOPers bail them out?”

    Depends on what GOPers we’re talking about. If conservatives are willing to punt again in 2016 and vote for a RINO you can bet Obamacare is here to stay.

  • Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected Pope Francis

    03/14/2013 10:00:56 AM PDT · 331 of 366
    libdestroyer to Lazamataz

    “This is THEIR thread and THEIR celebration.”

    My apologies. I missed “Catholics only” in the title.

  • Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected Pope Francis

    03/14/2013 7:49:36 AM PDT · 325 of 366
    libdestroyer to Lazamataz

    “Not cool dude. Let them be right now for God’s sake.”

    Let people worship false idols for God’s sake?

  • Cardinal Bergoglio elected Pope after two days of conclave

    03/14/2013 7:47:43 AM PDT · 48 of 57
    libdestroyer to what's up

    “Its a misrepresentation of the scriptures that Jesus always spoke of giving up wealth. Jesus spoke overwhelmingly of eternal life not poverty but social justice proponents lie about this all the time. Go through the new testament and highlight references to money, the poor etc. The theme is not there as often as progressives would have you think.”

    Jesus instructed the rich man to sell everything he owned and follow Him

  • Cardinal Bergoglio elected Pope after two days of conclave

    03/13/2013 12:48:23 PM PDT · 23 of 57
    libdestroyer to dfwgator

    In my opinion that’s what the RCC SHOULD be doing. GIVE TO THE POOR! They don’t need to drive Lotuses, wear $400 Prada shoes and live in palaces while “representing” the same Christ who stood for the exact opposite.

  • Cardinal Bergoglio elected Pope after two days of conclave

    03/13/2013 12:45:34 PM PDT · 21 of 57
    libdestroyer to dfwgator

    “When it is used for good, there is no other economic system that can touch it. But in the hands of evil men, it can be the worst.”

    IMO capitalism is always good. The consumer doesn’t have to buy a company’s product if they don’t like the way they conduct business.

    CRONY capitalism is what happens when the government gets into business with corporations under the guise of “regulation.” When that happens, the consumer no longer has the power to boycott effectively.

  • Cardinal Bergoglio elected Pope after two days of conclave

    03/13/2013 12:40:53 PM PDT · 20 of 57
    libdestroyer to rmichaelj

    “The rest of the world is far less free market than the United States.”

    have to disagree with you there.
    In Ireland it takes about 3 days to open your doors if you’re a business. We also have the highest corporate tax rate in the world. Even China is more capitalistic :P

  • Women Protest All-Male Conclave To Elect New Pope

    03/13/2013 12:17:33 PM PDT · 41 of 44
    libdestroyer to fidelis

    what’s crap is the misinterpretation of Christ’s “you are the rock” statement made to Peter.

    Christ was saying basically that the truth would be revealed to His elect in the EXACT SAME FASHION in which it was revealed to Peter.

    So centuries of Biblical misinterpretation have led us to idolize a man. Not sure what color the smoke is in hell, but it’s full of human-worshippers.

  • Women Protest All-Male Conclave To Elect New Pope

    03/13/2013 6:00:08 AM PDT · 19 of 44
    libdestroyer to envisio

    “Ha! How years has that church been doing this??? 2000 years?”

    Minus about 300 years, since the Roman Catholic Church was essentially created during the Roman Empire under the reign of Emperor Constantine.

  • All Eyes Turn To Sistine Chapel’s Chimney During Papal Conclave ["Trancelike" Experience!]

    03/13/2013 5:44:06 AM PDT · 14 of 18
    libdestroyer to Steelfish

    All believers are supposed to be God’s representatives.

  • Hippies were Satan worshipers, according to history book

    03/11/2013 5:35:38 AM PDT · 114 of 114
    libdestroyer to tongass kid

    “Satan does not care who is worshiped as long as it is not the one True God, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

    Right on!

  • House panel says OK to medical marijuana

    03/08/2013 1:03:22 PM PST · 6 of 6
    libdestroyer to FlingWingFlyer

    “I thought we had gone past the “medical” marijuana farce. Just do what Colorado and Washington did.”

    SERIOUSLY! Tax the heck outta the stuff if you want. It would deal a huge blow to drug cartels

  • MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell: Rand Paul Is 'ridiculous, sick, paranoid'

    03/08/2013 12:56:19 PM PST · 15 of 27
    libdestroyer to 2ndDivisionVet

    When you see a man attacked from both the left and the right... you know he’s a true conservative.

  • Why President Obama is losing the drone war

    03/08/2013 12:54:35 PM PST · 3 of 18
    libdestroyer to 2ndDivisionVet

    anyone notice how quiet the left base is over this? Hello antiwar left? Are you still out there?

  • Hippies were Satan worshipers, according to history book

    03/08/2013 12:53:28 PM PST · 3 of 114
    libdestroyer to Responsibility2nd

    Satan doesn’t care if anyone worships him. He wants people to worship THEMSELVES and nobody did that better than the baby boomer generation.

  • Rephrasing Conservatism For a Dense Electorate

    03/08/2013 5:55:42 AM PST · 17 of 17
    libdestroyer to Little Ray

    “We are not going to get any cooperation from Democrats on ‘domestic spending.’ That is how they buy their voters.”

    But they REALLY want to cut defense spending.

  • Rephrasing Conservatism For a Dense Electorate

    03/07/2013 12:03:35 PM PST · 14 of 17
    libdestroyer to JCBreckenridge

    “No, it’s not, ‘low hanging fruit’.

    Unconstitutional spending first.”

    Why wait??? Cut unnecessary defense spending now WHILE pushing “unconstitutional” spending at the same time.

    If republicans make concessions on defense cuts they’ll hopefully have more cooperation from the dems in regards to domestic spending. Both are out of control!

  • Rephrasing Conservatism For a Dense Electorate

    03/07/2013 7:47:37 AM PST · 12 of 17
    libdestroyer to JCBreckenridge

    “When the domestic unconstitutional overspending is cut then we look at the military.”

    Why wait to cut waste and fraud? This is actually something dems would vote for. It’s low-hanging fruit for fiscally responsible conservatives.

  • Rephrasing Conservatism For a Dense Electorate

    03/07/2013 5:27:01 AM PST · 2 of 17
    libdestroyer to SJackson

    conservatives should also be willing to admit there is fraud and abuse in the defense budget. I’m not satisfied with the current GOP stance that “cuts to defense = weaker national security.” If we want to be fiscally responsible it should be in ALL corners of government.

  • The Low-Information Voter’s Guide to Politics

    03/07/2013 5:14:45 AM PST · 9 of 9
    libdestroyer to expat1000

    Why not just promise free candy, cleaner air, end of racism, lowering sea levels etc... it’s worked on democrat voters for years.

  • Pope Benedict chooses his new wardrobe

    03/01/2013 6:33:40 AM PST · 31 of 33
    libdestroyer to Syncro

    “Wow that crown is magnificent!

    That would be an impressive one to “cast down at Jesus’ feet” Those jewels must be worth millions.

    And the palaces-—well they don’t call them that-—are luxury fitting of Kings.

    You would think some of that could be converted into help for all the poor suffering people in the world.

    For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying,
    Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor,
    and to thy needy, in thy land. —Deuteronomy 15:11 “

    Yep. It’s insulting to me to see a group that calls themselves Christians fawning over the $200 shoes of a man who supposedly is Christ’s representative on earth. The problem is that Christ was NOTHING like him.

  • Pre-K Won't Help Kids

    03/01/2013 6:30:38 AM PST · 52 of 52
    libdestroyer to Pining_4_TX
    Although not many Freepers would agree, there are thousands of government workers who attempt to do a good job. It is the system that doesn’t work. Government is force. It is designed to maintain order and to defend from enemies. That is government’s only legitimate function, and it doesn’t even do that very well. No matter how well intentioned parents and teachers may be, the system will continue to deteriorate. Good teachers will continue to be frustrated in their attempts to change the system, and Christian parents should not be sending their children to places where their faith is mocked and even banned. If government had been in charge of communication, we would be talking to each other by means of tin cans attached with strings. As long as we have the moribund, one-size-fits-all government school system there will be no progress, no innovation, no real change, and a constant fight over who controls things. Why are we still doing things the way they were done 100 years ago? Why are children marched lockstep through the system regardless of their individual abilities? How many generations of poor kids are we going to sacrfice to terrible inner city schools? Schools are quite similar to prisons, complete with all the negative social systems that are part of prison life. The worst thing that ever happened to this country was when government took over education. And there is peer pressure even in pre-school. I just read an article about it the other day. Kids are not meant to be raised in herds. They need individual attention and some freedom to play and be creative. I realize that our government has so ruined the economy that it is difficult for many families to survive on one income, but that does not alter what is best for kids. I can only imagine the different forms that education might have taken if left to the market and to creative people whose first interest was in educating children and not in pleasing the bureaucrats and doing things a certain way just because that is always how they were done. *sigh*

    good post! I'm sure my wife would agree with you too. Kids are getting an education IN SPITE of the government because of good teachers who care enough about their students to put up with the mindless, idiotic bureaucracy!
  • Pope Benedict chooses his new wardrobe

    02/27/2013 11:47:47 AM PST · 29 of 33
    libdestroyer to Salvation

    “I guess you missed these words **so much to learn**

    I was not talking about material wealth at all.

    Please do not try to read my mind.”

    I was aware of what you meant. My response was a play on the word “riches.”

    It stings I know.

  • Pope Benedict chooses his new wardrobe

    02/27/2013 11:46:20 AM PST · 28 of 33
    libdestroyer to pgkdan

    “Come back and tell me about it once you’ve sold all that you have and have distributed it to the poor. Until then, your hypocrisy reeks.”

    Oh I see. Until I give away everything I have no right to think there’s something wrong with a “christian” organization surrounding themselves with gold, jewels, fancy buildings, exotic cars and designer clothes?

    Got it. thx.

  • Pope Benedict chooses his new wardrobe

    02/27/2013 8:37:56 AM PST · 23 of 33
    libdestroyer to Salvation
    That’s the joy of being a Catholic. It is so rich and there is so much to learn about it.

    Rich? You got that right. Wonder how many mouths you could feed with all this?





    When Christ finally gave up his soul on the cross, the curtain separating man from the Holy of Holies was torn from top to bottom. This is because the spirit of God has a new temple in the hearts of His elect. The Roman Catholic Church has amassed wealth beyond imagination for what purpose? I wonder how Christ, who had no place to lay his head, would view this kind of "stewardship."
  • Pope Benedict chooses his new wardrobe

    02/27/2013 8:27:15 AM PST · 22 of 33
    libdestroyer to MeOnTheBeach

    “Why the mountain of Catholic spam?

    Isn’t there something that would interest the Religion forum other than the pope buying new underwear?”

    That’s how you act when you worship a man instead of God.

  • Pre-K Won't Help Kids

    02/27/2013 8:12:41 AM PST · 41 of 52
    libdestroyer to Red Boots

    “Do you guys just not like it because Obama’s doing it?”

    Notice how that was put into question form. I’m not accusing anyone, just questioning your motives. Although it’s clear to me you’re old-fashioned. Nothing wrong with that if you want to sit on your front porch whittling and talking about how rotten everything’s become.

    You offer no solutions.

  • Pre-K Won't Help Kids

    02/27/2013 8:07:49 AM PST · 40 of 52
    libdestroyer to Red Boots

    “Yuh huh- you’re a conservative, yet you automatically think of only one possible reason why people might not want universal pre-k, when there are as many reasons as there are parents. Way to demogauge and dismiss an entire group, you have learned well from your master.

    Children of pre-K age belong with their mothers, at home. It is a fundamentaly important period for strengthening parent-child bonds, which lay the foundation for how well your child will deal with life.

    Obama is talking MANDATORY (”universal”) pre-k, which means all children must attend. That is not a power enumerated to the federal government. Further, mandatory means taxes will be raised to fund it, and that makes it even harder for those who wish to keep their own children at home, since they are forced to fund others.

    The longer kids stay at home with a parent, the better they do. Kindergarten used to be voluntary, did you know that? And the generation that started school in first grade scored significantly higher on SAT tests than this generation.”

    First of all, my master? Maybe tone down the insults and we can have a conversation.

    Some parents work. You’ll need to deal with reality at some point. I would love it if my wife could stay home and take care of our little girl. However, for many reason she cannot. It’s really easy to say “this is the way it should be, darnit!” but the culture in America has changed.

    I was in after school program as a kid because both my parents worked. I turned out to be a conservative Christian family man. No socialism here!

    I only agree with the idea of widely-available pre-k. I realize, however, that the devil’s in the details. If there was a responsible way to provide that to families I think we should.

  • Pre-K Won't Help Kids

    02/27/2013 7:55:32 AM PST · 39 of 52
    libdestroyer to petitfour

    “No wonder this country is so screwed up. You think children need structure to “learn to learn?” My ignorant observations are that children begin learning from birth.”

    Yes. Children DO need structure. They also need to know how to handle themselves in a classroom environment. There’s raising your hand, standing in line etc...

    I’m glad you mentioned illegal alien parents. My wife has several students in her kindergarten class that speak NO ENGLISH whatsoever.

    It’s a shame that there are parents who don’t take the time to teach their kids basic things. However it’s a FACT OF LIFE. You’re talking about conservative ideals and I agree... it SHOULD be the way you say but it isn’t.

    So what do we do then? Do we allow the kids, who are the real losers in this scenario, to fall behind in kindergarten?

    What happens in kindergarten is that the “high” kids are no longer being challenged because the class curriculum has been simplified for the “low” kids. Pre-k provides a boost for those children who don’t know english, or learn things slower than their peers.

  • Pre-K Won't Help Kids

    02/27/2013 7:03:42 AM PST · 37 of 52
    libdestroyer to Pining_4_TX

    “Government has no business in education whatsoever. Government can’t even run a 2-car funeral, much less run schools. What kids learn in pre-K is to sit down, shut up, and do what they are told. The smarter ones are probably bored to tears. Young children need adult guidance in manners and behavior and freedom to explore, create, and run around.”

    I think you and I agree on the way it SHOULD BE. Where we may part ways is how we deal with the way it IS. You’re always going to have conservative, faith-filled households with good parents as well as godless liberal parents who lack the time/energy/desire to teach their kids the simplest things. In the latter scenario the kids are the real losers and it’s a real shame.

    FYI my wife is a conservative Christian woman who cares about kids. We shouldn’t paint all public education with a broad brush should we?

    In order to fix education we need to:
    1. Remove the teachers who don’t care and replace them with those who do. It’s near impossible to get fired for being a poor teacher these days. That’s ludicrous!

    2. Let those GOOD teachers do their job! Bureaucrats don’t know what they are talking about for the most part.

  • Pre-K Won't Help Kids

    02/27/2013 6:50:58 AM PST · 36 of 52
    libdestroyer to Elsie

    “Isn’t that what PARENTS are for?

    I’m SURE that if PHYSICAL signs of child abuse is found on those children; your wife is REQUIRED to notify authorities.

    Why isn’t the lack of early training by parents ALSO considered child abuse?

    We keep tending the cowbirds eggs and when they hatch, they push the legitimate nestlings out, thereby taking all the resources of the foster (foisted upon) nest builders.”

    Hey, I hear ya...
    I won’t argue with the notion that parents should step up and take care of their child’s education. However, who gets punished in the end? It’s the kids.

    I would love it if we fixed our K-12 system so that we wouldn’t have a need for pre-k. That’s just not a reality. My wife’s students were better off at the end of the year than they would have been if they hadn’t taken the pre-k program.

    Side note: The Georgia Pre-k program is lottery-funded, just like the Hope Scholarship. I would like to see what Obama has in mind as far as funding pre-k on a national level.

  • Kanye West Goes On Mid-Concert Rant Against President Obama, Corporations

    02/26/2013 10:31:35 AM PST · 8 of 34
    libdestroyer to libdestroyer

    ^ “gay fish” a reference to a southpark episode

  • Kanye West Goes On Mid-Concert Rant Against President Obama, Corporations

    02/26/2013 10:30:50 AM PST · 7 of 34
    libdestroyer to dfwgator

    “Have some fishsticks, Kanye.”

    what are you... a gay fish?

  • Pre-K Won't Help Kids

    02/26/2013 10:27:34 AM PST · 29 of 52
    libdestroyer to JenB

    “No offense to your wife, but isn’t that the sort of thing parents should be teaching their kids? I spend a few minutes a day teaching my almost four year old to read and count. And she’s not exposed to bad influences or peer pressure. Instead she comes with me on errands, does chores, and talks to me about my work.

    Why is the government interested in taking my place?”

    Most of the kids in my wife’s pre-k class were below the poverty line. Chances are that the parents of those kids are not highly educated themselves. I’m not interested in government hand-outs but I’m OK with hand-ups. It’s in our best interest to give all kids a chance.