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Posts by rusty schucklefurd

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  • Preacher’s Wife Works at Local Abortion Clinic, She Says “God’s a Forgiving God”

    03/05/2018 5:46:17 PM PST · 23 of 32
    rusty schucklefurd to Morgana

    re: “We’re not to judge and God forgives. There’s none of us without sin, is what she says.”

    It is true that we cannot “judge” what is in the heart of anyone - only God can do that. Only God can truly see the motives and thoughts of each individual.

    However, we ARE given clear instructions by God Himself in the Ten Commandments, as to what we are and are NOT to do. He clearly identifies sin and that we are turn away from it.

    Yes, we all do sin, but we are commanded to warn, to speak against evil, to spread the Good News. That’s not “judging” in the sense of looking down on someone else and condemning them.

    A doctor tells us what is healthy and what isn’t. We don’t think he’s judging when he tells us to stop certain habits if they are detrimental to our health. In the same way, we must warn people against violating God’s moral laws.

    In a sense, we really don’t break God’s laws - we break ourselves on His laws when we violate them. If we don’t warn people, and ourselves, to refrain from sinful behavior, then we really are not loving other people. We are being cowards.

    I see no difference in what she is doing, than if someone worked at a brothel and told men and women after engaging in illicit sex that, “It’s ok, God doesn’t judge, He just forgives you.”

    I suppose if this pastor’s wife stood outside the abortion clinic, on her own (and unpaid), and offered Christian counseling for women willing to hear the Gospel, that could be a legitimate ministry. But, being paid by the “clinic” that kills babies, and then offers so-called “Christian counseling”?

    If she really cared about people and their relationship with God - what about the “doctors” and “nurses” who commit the abortions? Does she tell them to “go and sin no more”? If she did she would be fired.

  • SF Union Leader’s SUV Break-In Goes Viral, and the Cops Come Running

    03/05/2018 10:41:07 AM PST · 5 of 17
    rusty schucklefurd to nickcarraway

    I’m putting myself out on a limb here, but could it be that the persons who broke into his vehicle (three times) might be some of those that have taken “sanctuary” in the great SF??

    But, of course, even if that is the case, we cannot ever admit such a policy as “sanctuary cities” promotes lawlessness?

  • China, officially atheist, could have more Christians than the U.S. by 2030

    03/05/2018 10:38:00 AM PST · 4 of 11
    rusty schucklefurd to Opinionated Blowhard

    re: “As countries get incorporated into the global capitalist world, a lot of uncertainty and stress is introduced into society,” said Michael Emerson, an academic who focuses on the sociology of religion. “Christianity is seen as one way of modernizing and westernizing because Christianity is viewed as the faith of the west.”

    Right. That’s the reason. It couldn’t be because people living in totalitarian/atheistic regimes see through the charade and question that people are mere “cogs” in an all-powerful State. It couldn’t be that they see the soul crushing world-view of communism and socialism because they’ve lived it for 70 years.

  • Ohio Groups Fight Back After Parents Lose Custody of Daughter for Refusing Gender ‘Transition’

    03/05/2018 10:31:15 AM PST · 33 of 33
    rusty schucklefurd to capydick

    re: “It is this reason why the left constantly chips away at our fabric, they need people to think that government gives them liberty at their own discretion . . .”

    I think you nailed it. I think socialists’ want people to believe that government is the source of and purveyor of liberty, and, how that liberty is defined. The idea of transcendent, moral absolutes grounded in God is NOT what socialism/communism wants. Only the State is absolute.

  • Man disarms would-be church shooter, gets shot by police

    03/05/2018 10:28:12 AM PST · 47 of 47
    rusty schucklefurd to bankwalker

    re: “It sounds like we agree.”

    You are absolutely correct. I just wanted to put in my 2 cents and I picked your post to reply to. Not, because I disagreed, but just to blowhard a bit.

  • Ohio Groups Fight Back After Parents Lose Custody of Daughter for Refusing Gender ‘Transition’

    03/02/2018 5:55:42 PM PST · 4 of 33
    rusty schucklefurd to marshmallow

    American society moves further and further away from God and Christian civilization. We all know the quote by Jefferson:

    “And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever . . .”

  • Man disarms would-be church shooter, gets shot by police

    03/02/2018 12:36:16 PM PST · 25 of 47
    rusty schucklefurd to bankwalker

    First, we’re not talking about arming “all” teachers. And, secondly, I would hope, hope to Heaven above that teachers who do arm themselves are trained on what to do when the cops arrive so they don’t get shot themselves.

  • No, You Can't Rewrite the Bible to Remove Gendered Language for God

    02/08/2018 10:50:30 AM PST · 20 of 30
    rusty schucklefurd to pepsionice

    re: “I think for some folks....getting to the idea that various monks who were copying the Greek translated version...were in the act of rewriting on a continuous basis...would disturb them greatly.

    You start with Hebrew work...going into Aramac...then into Greek....then into Latin....then into English, German, French, Spanish. You could easily have hundreds of phrases that got messed up.”

    Reliable translations are based on the ancient Hebrew and Greek Old and New Testament manuscripts, of which there are literally hundreds of thousands of copies. Latin, German, English, etc. are all “translations” - NOT the Biblical texts. Only the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts are. Those are the languages that the original authors spoke and wrote. In addition, there are also many copies of the New Testament in Aramaic.

    The Greek manuscripts predate (so far at least) the Aramaic manuscripts and for the most part, Western Christian scholars rely on the Greek manuscripts, while the Eastern Orthodox rely on the Aramaic. But, again, there are NO major doctrinal contradictions between the Greek and the Aramaic texts.

  • No, You Can't Rewrite the Bible to Remove Gendered Language for God

    02/08/2018 10:40:24 AM PST · 17 of 30
    rusty schucklefurd to Poison Pill

    re: “Not really. If you look at the Bible from a secular view point, it’s one continuous rewrite.”

    Ok, I’ll bite. How so? There are thousands of Hebrew manuscripts of the Old Testament, plus the Septuagint (Greek translation of the Old Testament), and over five thousand Greek New Testament manuscripts.

    Yes, there are a few negligible scribal errors (repeating words, letters, etc.) but no theological contradictions. The scribes were extremely meticulous in making a copy - one discovered mistake and the whole copy was tossed.

    I’m not an expert on the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts, but from what I have read and studied, it is clear that the Old and New Testaments are reliably sourced with hundreds of thousands of copies to rely on.

    If you’re speaking of English translations, there is always going to be the need for updates in minor language usage over the decades and centuries - but, that is NOT rewriting the Bible. You cannot change the basic meaning of the Hebrew and Greek texts. Sometimes we can sharpen up the translation of a phrase or word with new archeological discoveries, but again, we’re only speaking of minor word usage - not major doctrinal teachings.

    The Hebrew and Greek texts use the masculine pronoun “He” not “She” when referring to God. To change that IS rewriting the Hebrew and Greek Biblical texts.

    English “translations” are NOT the Biblical text. The Hebrew and Greek manuscripts are.

  • Take a Break

    02/02/2018 12:32:01 PM PST · 6 of 13
    rusty schucklefurd to sodpoodle

    Good one! Thanks.

  • 40 Facts About It's A Wonderful Life

    12/15/2017 10:18:24 AM PST · 9 of 40
    rusty schucklefurd to Vaquero

    Just curious why you didn’t like the story? No animosity, just curiosity. I’ve always loved the story, as well as the acting.

  • Longtime anchor Ted Koppel talks state of American journalism

    11/30/2017 6:26:41 PM PST · 32 of 43
    rusty schucklefurd to GuavaCheesePuff

    Re: “What social media does is give all of us the opportunity to say anything at any time at any length about anybody, without regard to fact-checking or its accuracy,” he said. “That’s something totally new.”

    So, it sounded like he’s decrying the fact the Internet makes it possible for the truth of an event to get out before the media or the government has a chance to censor it or spin it.

  • Kingdom of David and Solomon Supported by Growing Archaeological Evidence

    11/27/2017 12:27:47 PM PST · 5 of 13
    rusty schucklefurd to Red Badger

    re: “Nobody ever doubts the existence of Pharaoh, Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus or Artaxerxes...”

    Actually, at one time, the existence of Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus, Hittites, etc. were all laughed at by 19th century “scientists, theologians, archeologists” - that us until the city of Ninevah, and many other Babylonian sites were found, along with inscriptions of Nebuchadnezzar.

    Possibly you are already aware of that, but just in case you weren’t, I thought I would put that info out there.

    More recently, the lack of evidence for the existence of the village of Nazareth in the first century has been given as “proof” that Jesus of Nazareth never existed - that is until a first century house was discovered recently in the Nazareth.

    When these archeological finds demonstrate the historical reliability of the Bible, the critics just move on to the next criticism for proof of why the Bible is “unreliable”.

  • Durbin Introduces Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act

    11/21/2017 4:50:11 PM PST · 7 of 40
    rusty schucklefurd to mdittmar

    Re: “white supremacist extremism poses a persistent threat of lethal violence, and white supremacists were responsible for 49 homicides in 26 attacks from 2000 to 2016—more than any other domestic extremist movement.”

    I’d be curious as to what is defined as “white supremacist”. Also, weren’t 3000 people killed September 11th - wasn’t THAT domestic terrorism? Yes, the perps where foreign nationals but it was committed on our own soil.

  • Science proves kids are bad for Earth. Morality suggests we stop having them.

    11/16/2017 4:32:33 PM PST · 109 of 130
    rusty schucklefurd to C19fan

    This article is the entire premise of the movie, “Idiocracy”.

  • Pastor: Texas church that was attacked will be demolished

    11/09/2017 5:20:45 PM PST · 23 of 41
    rusty schucklefurd to bgill

    I think this is something that congregation will have to decide for itself. It’s really none of my business what they decide to do.

    One article I read said they may put a prayer garden on the building site.

    The community seems to be coming together and that’s a good, positive thing. They have a huge opportunity to be a witness for Christ to our nation and the world. We need to be in prayer for them.

  • Social Conservatives Finally Find an Activist Judge They Can Embrace

    11/06/2017 10:48:05 PM PST · 2 of 17
    rusty schucklefurd to Oshkalaboomboom

    Re: “In 2016, he directed county officials in Alabama to ignore a ruling — this time by the Supreme Court of the United States — on same-sex marriage. The high court had ruled that banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Judge Moore disagreed, so he told county officials not to issue any same-sex marriage licenses.”

    So, the writer complains that when a liberal activist Supreme court finds the Constitution “upholds” same-sex marriage, and a real constitutional judge ignores their ruling, he’s being activist? Who ignored the rule of law? The Supreme Court or Moore? I say it wasn’t Moore.

    Any court that makes an activist ruling rather than a Constitutional ruling SHOULD be ignored..

  • Dear Mr President, GIVE UP!!

    11/03/2017 10:34:44 AM PDT · 6 of 28
    rusty schucklefurd to eyeamok

    Clearly some people do not get satire. Others don’t bother to read before commenting.

    Meanwhile, great post!

  • Scream All You Like, Snowflakes: Trump’s Going To Be Your President For Another 7 Years

    10/25/2017 10:11:28 AM PDT · 15 of 52
    rusty schucklefurd to drewh

    Great article. So much to enjoy. Can’t help but especially enjoy what he had to say about Hillary:

    “Hillary Clinton’s still hanging around like a malodorous failure to remind everyone on a daily basis of the world’s biggest and most shocking political defeat. Her global loser tour, in which she continues to blame everyone but herself, is a vote-destroying disaster for the Democrats. She needs to be pushed out into the political long grass, but who will tell her? Every day Hillary stays in the limelight is another win for Trump. Today, it was shockingly revealed that after all her pontificating about Russia, it was ‘Halo’ Hillary who secretly paid for the dirty Russian dossier on Trump to try to smear him. She’ll collude with the worst of them when it suits her, and voters know it.”

  • Las Vegas guard Jesus Campos vanished after visiting urgent-care clinic, union leader says

    10/17/2017 8:39:55 AM PDT · 37 of 51
    rusty schucklefurd to Trump_vs_Evil_Witch

    Statement by the union spokesperson, Hickey:
    “For the past four days he’s been preparing ...we had a meeting with MGM officials, and after that meeting was over, we talked about the interviews, ....”

    Campos had been preparing what for 4 days? Shouldn’t his testimony be straight-forward? Why would he need 4 days to prepare to tell what had happened to him? It seems to me he could say what happened from his perspective in less than two minutes. Why would he need to prepare for 4 days and meet with MGM officials before being interviewed, unless he wasn’t supposed to tell the truth?