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Posts by saradippity

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  • Why Won't People Just Call Ben Carson the Idiot He Clearly Is?

    11/18/2015 10:12:04 AM PST · 45 of 135
    saradippity to lee martell

    I also read that someone on his own team was slamming him in public,I think it was in the New York Times and the source was a former CIA agent currently on Dr. Carson’s staff. One must be very careful when evaluating information these days. Given the two items mentioned I am very skeptical and in fact inclined to believe it was planted by those seeking to remove Dr.Carson from competing.

  • Our Lady of Fatima – Her Prophecies and Warnings Remain as Essential as Ever!

    10/16/2015 9:29:11 AM PDT · 320 of 393
    saradippity to saradippity

    last line of my post to netmom should read “making it tough FOR people to find it”.

  • Our Lady of Fatima – Her Prophecies and Warnings Remain as Essential as Ever!

    10/16/2015 9:24:08 AM PDT · 319 of 393
    saradippity to metmom
    I am happy that you are finding truth seeking easy with all of the resources available on line. My observation of the world these days makes me believe that truth is buried under a significant number of misunderstandings as well as deliberate lies and omissions of facts making it tough people to find it.
  • Our Lady of Fatima – Her Prophecies and Warnings Remain as Essential as Ever!

    10/16/2015 9:08:14 AM PDT · 317 of 393
    saradippity to Gamecock
    I agree with some of what you say and that is why I appreciate the magisterium and I think most people would too if they understood it.
  • Our Lady of Fatima – Her Prophecies and Warnings Remain as Essential as Ever!

    10/16/2015 9:01:50 AM PDT · 316 of 393
    saradippity to ealgeone

    I am sorry,I guess I didn’t make myself clear enough for you to understand.

  • Our Lady of Fatima – Her Prophecies and Warnings Remain as Essential as Ever!

    10/15/2015 9:07:39 PM PDT · 296 of 393
    saradippity to .45 Long Colt

    I believe that much of the misunderstandings that are rife on this thread are caused by the different styles and modes of communications and learning that have occurred through the 2000 or so years since Jesus walked among us.

    Now that most people are texting and tweeting information the “truths” we are passing down are becoming more corrupted and error filled since the key objective is to keep it simple which often does not lend itself to the pursuit of truth. Additionally with all of the technology (radios,newspapers,printed materials,smart phones,internet, television ad infinitum) dedicated to passing along info there is little time to think free of distractions and noise. Add to that the different languages,interpretations and translation of the written word whether tradition or scripture and one can see how these back and forths get us nowhere. In other words it is difficult to be a “truth seeker” these days.

    Nonetheless,dialoguing is a good way to pursue truths but one must always be aware that it probably is best to present the position they hold or their particular religious denomination holds and answer the question posed by the asker without denigrating the others beliefs. So often when I read others assessments of what I and other Catholics believe I am surprised at the the lack of understanding of what Catholicism is all about. I also know that there are many Catholics that have fallen away because they thought the commandments and the seven deadly sins were just fabricated and were too harsh,some fell away because of true sadness and disappointment of some of the sins of other members,others left because they no longer believed in God and started thinking they were god and yet others left because Catholicism can be quite intellectually challenging and they couldn’t quite “get it”. That is one reason I do believe the magisterium is a great gift to the world and the church.

    In any case I think we could bring more people to God by less sniping and presenting our own beliefs cogently and correctly.Just my thoughts. and to .45Long Colt. Look at all the references mentioned next to the citation and you will find that some will bring you to the Church Fathers and others to Corinthians and the gospel of John and one or two other scriptural verses.But it takes a long time and you may not want to spend the time but I think you might enjoy it.

  • Declassified CIA report concluded director led 'cover up' of Kennedy assassination investigation

    10/10/2015 5:48:51 PM PDT · 59 of 119
    saradippity to Vic S

    Check out the head of the CIA in Dallas at the time of the assassination. I am not surprised that the Director of the CIA protected his people.

  • “..majority of U.S. Catholics who left the church can’t imagine returning...” Hmm … Not So Fast...

    09/12/2015 10:36:49 PM PDT · 245 of 363
    saradippity to BlueDragon

    Did you know that the word “Jew” was never used in scripture until the King James version of the Bible was written. Until that time the word used was Iudeceans. I think this is a source of confusion and creates many of the problems that we have in the world today.

  • Ben Carson: ‘We Don’t Need a Department of Veterans Affairs’

    08/31/2015 2:39:47 PM PDT · 140 of 181
    saradippity to dragnet2

    You say persons who attempt put “qualifiers” to restrict these benefits should be opposed with vengeance. I think the key word involves the word “qualified”.

    Persons eligible for life long medical benefits should be defined,vetted and given placements based on predetermined standards. Their status could be reviewed and changed based upon any new information or conditions.

    I know that there are at least a few who receive veteran benefits despite the fact that they had not served a full tour of duty,were neither honorably or dishonorable discharged and left because they were worried about some relationship back in their old home town.

    I learned of one of these men as I investigated some info about drug dealers picking up prescriptions from vets in their VA housing on the first of the month and giving out cash that was then used for heroin and other street drugs.

    This is a common consequence of public service employment. Employees feel their jobs and raises are dependent on how hard they appear to be working. No one minds padding the numbers the management and admin staff get bigger bonuses and better assignments and the worker bees get rewarded too. It is interesting and sad.

  • Sorry, Donald Trump: America needs birthright citizenship

    08/24/2015 5:40:35 PM PDT · 48 of 65
    saradippity to Oatka

    If you are correct that is an excellent point. Thank you!!!

  • How to Go to Heaven

    07/21/2015 8:39:05 PM PDT · 249 of 713
    saradippity to Crim

    Yep, I think Boogieman and quite a few others may be playing the same game.

    As a Catholic I am ashamed of duplicitous liars and suggest they stop the silly game and go to confession.

    At least I hope they are Catholic,I would hate to think that some of these inane comments actually reflect the beliefs of non Catholics.

  • How to Go to Heaven

    07/21/2015 8:19:24 PM PDT · 235 of 713
    saradippity to MayflowerMadam
    Shame on you!!! I suspect you are a Catholic trying to make non Catholics look stupid and mean spirited.
  • Prayers Needed

    07/16/2015 9:49:43 PM PDT · 68 of 83
    saradippity to Grateful2God

    Sending prayers up for you from the desert. May God hold you tight and give you some peace and health,hope and comfort in these trying times.

  • Prayers for sitetest - update at 116, 121

    07/13/2015 9:05:50 AM PDT · 70 of 125
    saradippity to sitetest

    I am asking God to bring you to a complete recovery from your illness and to surround you with His love and the power of His healing Presence.

  • The forgiveness of Sins

    06/12/2015 9:58:04 PM PDT · 117 of 303
    saradippity to Mark17

    What country,what diocese and during which years was this very unusual catholicism taught?

  • Divine Mercy Sunday 2015 Merciful Jesus Christ, I trust in you A Personal Story

    04/08/2015 10:36:56 PM PDT · 4 of 7
    saradippity to OrthodoxIndianCatholic

    I love Divine Mercy articles and especially those that describe personal miracles. Thank you so much! We all need to to spread the word regarding those attributable miracles,the world is in such need of first hand stories of beauty and heavenly interventions.

  • From Evangelical Protestant to Catholic deacon

    03/22/2015 10:57:23 PM PDT · 82 of 139
    saradippity to Grateful2God

    I went to your home page and you did a wonderful job of capturing quite a number of monumental thoughts pertaining to the subject and you put them in a very clear,comprehensive and short recap. Thanks.

  • Protestants - Explain "My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?"

    03/20/2015 4:01:11 PM PDT · 185 of 192
    saradippity to taxcontrol

    FYI,I looked up the King James version and guess what there is a comma in that statement.

  • Protestants - Explain "My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?"

    03/20/2015 3:52:44 PM PDT · 184 of 192
    saradippity to taxcontrol
    Maybe our disagreements are based on a difference in the definition of “Word of God” and I wonder if you and many other nonCatholic Christians limit the “Word” to what was written,whereas at a certain point Catholics understand that Jesus Christ was the “Word of God”.

    He was the “Logos” and was there from the beginning. So when He came down to show us the means of returning to the Father Who made us,He told us that He was “The way and the life and the truth”. What is the ‘way” but to follow Him? And how do we follow Him so that we can do what He hopes we will do with the free will that He gave us.

    Prayer when we listen to God rather than talk to Him are very enlightening and one soon recognizes that we must read and pray and understand Him. Many Catholics do that by thinking about what He said,who He said it to, who else was there,where was everyone located,what was their reaction and a myriad of other factors.How do you think we know about the wedding feast at Cana?Do you think that perhaps Mary told John about it when she was living with him after Jesus died? Could she have been the one who told John that she told the servants to "Do whatever,He tells you to do do"? Did he write it down and tell others about it and was it written after Jesus died but while His Apostles still lived and were writing the gospels?

    When I contemplate as I pray my rosary that is what I hear and see. I would say that the Catholic Church opens up many avenues for us to love God while providing a firm foundation for His children or people in the Church He established to bring us back home.

  • Protestants - Explain "My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?"

    03/20/2015 9:58:54 AM PDT · 171 of 192
    saradippity to taxcontrol
    I am assuming you were being sarcastic? But whatever,I have a question for you. Being a nonCatholic Christian I suppose you are very familiar with scripture and the bible. I am very interested in how you would interpret the last two verses of John 21:24_25

    “This is that disciple who giveth testimony of these things and we know his testimony is true.

    But there are also many other things which Jesus did; which if they were written every one,the world itself,I think,would not be able to contain the books that should be written.”

    I am looking forward to your answer because I know it will shed much light on many of our differences and should lead to an eye opening discussion. Thank you.

  • Protestants - Explain "My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?"

    03/19/2015 10:12:31 PM PDT · 166 of 192
    saradippity to taxcontrol

    If you move the comma you could question when the man might be with Him in paradise. “Verily I say unto thee today,thou shalt be with me in paradise” (someday). He probably didn’t have the heart or the time to tell the poor thief about purgatory!!!

  • How We Got the Bible

    03/19/2015 8:18:06 PM PDT · 281 of 284
    saradippity to NKP_Vet; af_vet_1981; NYer; don-o
    Posts 279 and 280 involve your responses on this thread. I got involved when I asked for examples of bashing by Catholics on another thread. Redleghunter and xone sent me this thread and since you four had comments that got responses I wrote about them. I think you should know when people are talking about you behind your back. I hope I got everything right and didn't offend you. I thought you all did good!!
  • How We Got the Bible

    03/19/2015 8:06:46 PM PDT · 280 of 284
    saradippity to redleghunter; xone
    I told you I would get back to you after I considered the posts and responses. My first response was to give you a kind of overview of the thread and some numbers that I thought were telling as well as some info about different responses to for people with different mind sets and world views.

    I have spent some time following comments and responses and I don't want this to create more problems so I will just say that one of the vets was more like me and a little flippant. When I look at many of the accusations and assumptions that are flung around and add it to the omission of common knowledge I too feel like being a little sarcastic. I did not think anything he said was inflammatory or incorrect,I thought the style might have offended some persons.

    The second vet had picked up on the fact that the writer/lecturer was using Martin Luther to corroborate his position;however, Luther was a poor choice because of some of his vituperative comments on the Jews that were widely publicized,these were make after he left the church and serve to make him a less than credible spokesperson for the veracity of any ones position. I thought he was a little wordy but not in error. His wordiness was often out done by several of the most angry nonCatholic posters.

    The next Catholic to respond in a manner that precipitated some anger was gentle and completely correct in what she said the person who was angry was not correct and was kind of nasty.

    The last poster to draw somewhat angry comments had two legitimate questions based on the tenor of the article. To cut to the chase,he wanted to know how a "church" which was "invisible" could speak for anything if it was unidentifiable. I thought it was a legitimate query and needed an answer but it took twists and turns that resulted in no answer.

    I did think that many of the nonCatholics were quite unkind and argumentative and argued without substantive informatiion in many cases.

    My final wrap up is that if I were a Person in the Trinity I would be grateful that I had thought to send one member down to establish a Church and keep track of things else nothing would be much different than when "in the fullness of time" He sent His Son"----I did not see as much bashing from the Catholics as I had been led to believe there was. I these times we do need to be "One Body of Christ on Earth", "a house divided against itself cannot stand".

  • [May 2014] Hispanics are Becoming White and It’s Not Good

    03/18/2015 10:39:55 PM PDT · 49 of 65
    saradippity to American Constitutionalist
    Thank goodness,finally a little dose of reality,some facts and some truth. I was worried that this post would continue to get responses from what is apparently a very young or uninformed group of people.

    I was working in a government personnel agency,hired in 1971. All Mexicans as well as Americans of European descent were considered Caucasian,Blacks were Negro and most people from the orient were Asian. There was also a fourth category and I can't recall what it was named but it contained a variety of islanders,including Eskimos and American Indians,I think they may have been the Mongoloids.

    Recently,a former coworker and good friend and I had lunch and laughed about how when we were hired we were both white and now we were from different races.

  • How We Got the Bible

    03/13/2015 10:37:14 PM PDT · 279 of 284
    saradippity to redleghunter; xone
    Sorry for the time delay. I really tried to figure out how to present my thoughts on this article “How we Got The Bible” and the dialog that followed. I was told on another thread there was a great deal of bashing by Catholics of non-Catholics who posted articles presenting their beliefs and thoughts. I got the impression that Catholics frequently asked that comments and posts and articles be banned. Others said that it was the non-Catholics who bashed the Catholics and while I have noted quite a bit of hostility and animosity on the threads I had never checked it out.

    I asked for an example of the bashing and the two of you,redleghunter,(the original poster)and xone responded with this thread as an example of the generally vitriolic nature of the back and forth. I read the thread and I was stymied on how to present my “findings”.

    First,I would like to say that I think much of the problem is due to the style that one uses. If one is not inclined to place a lot of weight on little details but is a big picture person detailed accounts are kind of boring and turn offs.

    Likewise a casual presentation by the big picture person can be interpreted as sloppy,careless and somewhat insulting.Others think sarcasm is an effective way of making their point and readers may think it is highly offensive. Some are tired of saying the same thing over and over again,knowing that certain people will refuse to believe the information they are giving.

    I am going to continue this another day but for tonight I will just say that there were 278 comments on the article,approximately 65 were submitted by what I considered to be identifiable Catholics,of those 58 were written by four posters and created discussions that in some cases got a little heated. Then there was one person who I know isn't Catholic but was very "cutesy" who commented approximately 40 times all of them appeared to be dissing or disdainful of Catholics,I don't think too many people responded.

    I didn't notice anyone calling for the moderator to intervene and I didn't notice him/her entering the thread. Please do not hold me to a precise number since I have had to do this over a period of time and lose my notes or recount something and am too tired to go back and do it again. Yes, I m not a detail man/woman.

  • Thanks for the memories, but it's time for Christians to unite not fight

    03/11/2015 9:58:54 PM PDT · 634 of 1,126
    saradippity to xone; redleghunter
    Both of you sent me the article and I just want you to know that I have read it and am now tracking the responses and it is quite interesting but taking far longer than I thought it would. It will probably be Friday before I send my “analysis”?. So til at least tomorrow——sara
  • Thanks for the memories, but it's time for Christians to unite not fight

    03/10/2015 10:17:50 AM PDT · 546 of 1,126
    saradippity to xone

    Thanks for sending the article and I will get back to you after I am able to read it and digest it. Thanks again,it might be another day before I get back.

  • Thanks for the memories, but it's time for Christians to unite not fight

    03/09/2015 1:25:06 PM PDT · 449 of 1,126
    saradippity to redleghunter
    Could you please ping me to the article you posted that brought the unkind and argumentative responses from Catholics. I would be very upset to see that but do need to check it out. I have been aware of some of the nasty back and forth but never could see Catholics that were “on the attack” so to speak. Thanks in advance!!

    I just came across the “spiritual works/acts of mercy” which are the spiritual corollary of the “corporal work/acts of mercy". Very interesting,have you ever read them??

  • The Night Prayer of the Church as a “Rehearsal for Death”

    03/06/2015 10:22:43 AM PST · 24 of 54
    saradippity to Salvation
    I remember the guardian angel prayer too!! But the final prayer I said before closing my eyes was:

    “Now I lay me down to sleep,
    I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
    if I should die before I wake,
    I pray the Lord my soul to take.”

    I always slept in complete confidence as a child. However,I don't say that prayer any longer and maybe I should, I think Father was onto something with his advice. Thanks again for all the work you do in this section of FR.

  • I'm Back After 6 Weeks in Hospital, Thanks for Prayers (Ecumenical, No Fighting)

    03/03/2015 7:51:15 PM PST · 76 of 134
    saradippity to Mrs. Don-o

    What a happy way to finish my day,welcome back!! I was getting pretty worried since your postings were few and far between and I didn’t want to question too much for fear I would learn that you weren’t progressing as I had hoped. But you were probably using all energies to recover your health. So glad your back home and with us!! I just thanked God for your return!!

  • Faith Alone v. Forgiving Trespasses: How the Lord's Prayer Contradicts the Reformation

    02/25/2015 9:16:07 PM PST · 148 of 439
    saradippity to pgyanke
    Thank you for presenting thoughtful,intelligent responses throughout this thread. I became interested in Free Republic initially because of the open dialog of well informed Freepers. It is uplifting and a true pleasure to follow your thoughts on this subject,their content and style capture what was always the big draw to this site,thanks again!!!
  • “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Mrs. Don-o

    02/17/2015 11:44:33 AM PST · 134 of 190
    saradippity to Mrs. Don-o

    I’m so happy you are back and on the path to recovering,your posts are always food for thought and prayer and often,amusement and I missed you. Looking forward to hearing more about this whole experience with “evil”.

  • Prayer request = Mrs Don-o (Update 194, 255, 318, 365, 394, 416, 467, 480, 550)

    02/07/2015 8:28:56 PM PST · 522 of 563
    saradippity to don-o

    She is in my rosary every day and I will continue, I miss her wit and knowledge. I pray for you too!!

  • Prayer request = Mrs Don-o (Update 194, 255, 318, 365, 394, 416, 467, 480, 550)

    01/20/2015 8:56:22 PM PST · 324 of 563
    saradippity to don-o

    I have been praying the Fourth Sorrowful Mystery for your wife,for you and three other persons who have met some challenges and are carrying crosses at this time.

    I enjoy her posts which are always wise as well as kind with a little spice to liven things up. She is a true gift to the religion section of the Free Republic and I am hoping she will be back at it very soon.

    Before I started seeing her on this site I had read and enjoyed many of your posts also. Not that I don’t enjoy them anymore,I do,but you don’t post very often. The two of you must bring a lot of fun,information and grace to others,thanks and now I am going to send some more prayers up. God bless you both and your family.

  • After Charlie Hebdo attack, U.S. Catholic group says cartoonists ‘provoked’ slaughter

    01/15/2015 9:27:22 PM PST · 310 of 320
    saradippity to Mrs. Don-o
    Thank you for bringing reason and thoughtfulness into this discussion,two qualities which seem to be generally lacking in these analyses.

    BTW,I started thinking about services for the staff that were killed, I have not noticed any mention of mourning families,funerals,cremations,burials etc.and I am now wondering what they did with all of the dead bodies. Does anybody know?

    I was puzzled when Osama Bin Laden was tossed off a boat following his death. There was so little to confirm that he actually had been offed. Oh well,I guess we are just to believe whatever it is they want us to believe.

  • Gloria Allred: Bill Cosby: Put $100 mil up to clear your name

    12/04/2014 11:37:38 AM PST · 85 of 109
    saradippity to reaganaut
    Did you miss where he said we should all be more like black MUSLIMS?

    Just for your information the eighties I worked in Human Resources at a very large municipal hospital. Two black nurses both converted to Islam,the were both in management,very bright and competent. One converted one year and the other maybe a year and a half later.

    I asked them why,since I knew that they had been committed Christians. Both said they had young boys entering their teens and that the values and morals and teaching of same were far too lax in the christian community and that boys needed a clear delineation of sin and bad behavior as well as more scheduled praying and worship. They said Muslims were able and did provide that in a clear and uncompromising fashion. They were seeking to remain in God's grace and wanted their sons to become upstanding members of society.

    Incidentally, they were both married and provided an intact family for their boys.

    I know this is pretty tangential to the Bill Cosby story but I do think that people should be aware of what motivates at least a few people to make a radical change. I think it is something we all should think about a little more.

  • Obama to hold meetings Monday on Ferguson

    12/01/2014 9:42:42 AM PST · 63 of 74
    saradippity to Iron Munro

    I wonder if you or any other Freeper remembers that when this entire episode started Mr. Obama scheduled an appearance on Monday in Ferguson to discuss the police officer’s killing of the gentle giant. I thought it very strange,shortly thereafter the video of the gentle giant stealing the cigars?cigarellos? went public and the meeting was called off. I pictured the furor which probably occurred about the release of the video.

    At the time I thought that he intended to announce to the country that he was putting Eric Holder in charge of an investigatory committee which would finally bring justice to the innocent children and blacks who were treated so brutally by our white society especialy police and law enforcemenat personnel.. It seems to me that every things was staged from the get-go including planned demonstrations across the country and the initial investment is/was too great to not reschedule.

    Does anyone remember the earlier planned meeting in Ferguson? I am so poorly organized that I can’t find my record of it and would like documentation for my contention when I discuss it. Thanks.

  • Doomsday pope warns man's greed will destroy world

    11/21/2014 11:40:04 AM PST · 64 of 64
    saradippity to goodwithagun
    I am praying for the little boy and his family.Sometimes when one looks around it is too sad to think about and I ask God to apply my prayers for my own healing to someone like this family. I am old and my ailments insignificant in light of others. Thank you for reminding us about the needs of others.

    11/17/2014 12:26:47 PM PST · 58 of 59
    saradippity to ansel12
    I forgot to say that my claim was not false and I apologize for the double post,sometimes I get a little miffed and get beside myself. My kids and their wives hate when that happens cause there are two of me then. You might be right in your opinion that Mexico never had a great civilization,I don't agree,but in any case it was in advance of ours for years.

    11/17/2014 12:17:05 PM PST · 57 of 59
    saradippity to ansel12
    I think that one of the signs of civilization is the university systems. Did you know that almost one hundred years before Harvard (U.S.A.’s oldest university) was established in 1650 Mexico had a a university that had been established in 1551? That school along with other Catholic universities existed until 1865 when the government took possession of that and other Catholic institutions.

    You might want to read about the history of Mexico and when it thrived and when it floundered and who was responsible for the sad events. Only an informed and holy people can turn things around for western civilization and christian religions therein.


    11/17/2014 12:17:05 PM PST · 56 of 59
    saradippity to ansel12
    I think that one of the signs of civilization is the university systems. Did you know that almost one hundred years before Harvard (U.S.A.’s oldest university) was established in 1650 Mexico had a a university that had been established in 1551? That school along with other Catholic universities existed until 1865 when the government took possession of that and other Catholic institutions.

    You might want to read about the history of Mexico and when it thrived and when it floundered and who was responsible for the sad events. Only an informed and holy people can turn things around for western civilization and christian religions therein.


    11/15/2014 9:43:53 PM PST · 54 of 59
    saradippity to ansel12

    I think you might be surprised if you read more about Texas,Johnson,Kennedy,the bracero program,the many revolutions,the people responsible for the great civilization Mexico had early on and so much more.

    Only an informed and holy people will turn things around for western civilization and we seem unwilling to even try. BTW I am still seeking truth and hope that you are too.


    11/15/2014 7:43:32 PM PST · 36 of 59
    saradippity to ansel12
    I am sorry that I didn't say that these were my observations seen and or heard first hand and confirmed by many who live in the southwest.

    Additionally,Catholicism in Mexico was under heavy attack many times,the latest being during the revolution in the 20’s. It is a sad and ugly story and there has been an effort to wipe it out until fairly recently,I think it has let up a little.


    11/15/2014 7:34:28 PM PST · 35 of 59
    saradippity to ansel12

    I will reread his book,and a couple of others I have around here,it has been a long,long time. I have several around here somewhere. But I do know he was not eagerly pushing civil rights or the immigration act and there was quite a bit of crabbing about it.

    I was in Texas at the time of the assassination and I recall quite a bit of what was going on but not always as accurately anymore. So many other issues have pushed that back but it was not all as it seemed. Unfortunately in order to win the election I think Kennedy compromised some of his core values.


    11/14/2014 9:34:52 PM PST · 25 of 59
    saradippity to ansel12
    You may be unaware of this but many,it may be most of the Mexicans coming up here belong to little pentecostal,fundamental,evangelical Christian churches when they come.

    And those that come as Catholics often are courted by and attracted to those churches where they believe they are much more important since they can be a minister and start their own church. Go to Mexican/Central American sections of a town in a SW town,see one little Hispanic storefront church after another with very Hispanic names.

    Read the obituaries,talk to Mexicans and other Latin-Americans and you will find that if they aren't encouraged to come up here by the aforementioned groups they often join soon after coming here. When they have difficulties they turn to the largest churches for help and they are do receive assistance and support fromCatholics.

    You also should get more information at who opened wide the gates for diversity and it wasn't JFK. Certainly the Church has quite a few goofy little "b" bishops who thru ignorance,mushy minds or downright trouble making intentions stir up a lot of problems but there is another side to the religious aspect that should be looked at.


    11/09/2014 9:32:32 PM PST · 6 of 22
    saradippity to mrvirgo
    My mother-in-law lived over 20 years after my husband died. Did you ever think that his wife was quite possibly dead. Furthermore,if his wife was alive I doubt she would let her mother get up from her death bed (even thought she was cured) and allow her to wait on the “men”.

    It never occurred to me that there could be people convinced that because Peter had a mother-in-law,he also had a living wife. Many people on these boards need to expand their minds and read a little more.

  • Paul Ryan Predicts Enough GOP Support For 'Constructive Immigration Reform'

    11/09/2014 8:53:32 AM PST · 207 of 237
    saradippity to SatinDoll
    I am sorry,I believe we are here to seek,speak and live in the truth and at times the truth is not as it first appears. It is for that reason that I wrote what I wrote.

    I am probably far more conservative than you believe and I advocate for my country and the citizenry by continuing to caution that what will save Christianity in western civilization as well as western civilization is an informed,sane and just people who do not confuse opinions, misinformation and facts (from one or two perspectives) with the truth.

    I am of the opinion that there are quite possibly more than 30 million undocumented persons living in this country. I would be delighted to have closer counts than we presently have. The numbers would have a significant impact on resolution. I don't know your thoughts on the subject but I do wish they could put a stop to the flow of people coming over for a few years at least I don't know how to secure the border but I believe it must be done.

    BTW I lived in Texas in 1959 thru 64 and saw how ranchers abused the bracero program and brought unsuspecting Mexicans up and used them telling them they were part of the program.

  • Paul Ryan Predicts Enough GOP Support For 'Constructive Immigration Reform'

    11/08/2014 8:30:28 PM PST · 194 of 237
    saradippity to pollywog
    Thank you and I will freep Paul Ryan and I will tell him that I hope he can come up with a plan that will prevent the president from claiming Republicans won't compromise or negotiate or even consider any plan he puts forward.

    I will also tell him that even tho emotions and opinions run amok immediately following elections I recognize,expect and support his efforts to inform all sane, intelligent and just citizens about the facts regarding immigration.

    I hope all Freepers will see the benefits of reviewing and tweaking or modifying existing procedures after reading the facts and available data pertinint to the issue.

  • Ted Cruz Is No Hero For Insulting A Room Of Persecuted Christians

    09/11/2014 2:00:31 PM PDT · 107 of 193
    saradippity to alstewartfan

    A question that I often see and find the answers very interesting is:What is a Jew?

    The answer may surprise you but is important to know.

  • Ted Cruz Is No Hero For Insulting A Room Of Persecuted Christians

    09/11/2014 1:51:49 PM PDT · 96 of 193
    saradippity to Pyro7480
    Thanks for posting that article. When I came to Free Republic I was impressed with the fact that the posters seemed level headed,practical,seriously seeking truth,generally speaking truth when they had facts backing it up and then I assumed that the posters were most probably living the truth. I thought that for the most part the membership/readership were a very reality based population and that I have always thought to be of utmost importance as we live our lives.

    Over the past few years I find more people posting on Free Republic with opinions,that they seem to place on a par with facts. This leads us away from truth and into a world that doesn't exist but in the minds of folks who have kind of lost their bearings. There is no more core or foundation for many. This is dangerous.

    I just pray everyone will step back and ask God to give them the mind or heart of those they hate and then try to understand why they might feel that way. It doesn't take long to figure it out.