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  • My Wife is Mentally Ill

    07/29/2015 7:56:32 PM PDT · 164 of 166
    tjd1454 to rfreedom4u; All
    My situation is eerily similar to yours: my wife also suffered postpartum depression after the birth of our last child - also in 1996 - which turned into psychosis. She has never "come back" from that episode almost 20 years ago.

    I have read many of the comments, many were commendable and give the correct advice, which is to fulfill your marital vows "unto death do you part." Others gave frankly bad advice, basically telling you to "take care of number one" (I copied you on my reply to a particularly egregious post of this sort). I can certainly empathize with the problems and crises that you must endure on a daily basis. Thankfully, in my case my wife does have "good days" where we can enjoy each other's company and do fun things together. Often with a smile she will communicate her love for me.

    I second the many comments that encourage you to look to God for help. This has been key for me - for both of us as we go through this together. I have experienced countless little miracles where the Lord helped us in a very real way.

    Also, I believe that God gives us what each of us needs for our own spiritual growth. In my case, I doubt I would have learned patience and true, selfless love, or how to really trust in God if I had not gone through the struggles with my wife.

    Wishing you all the best and remember to "call on the name of the Lord" for help.

  • My Wife is Mentally Ill

    07/29/2015 7:26:19 PM PDT · 163 of 166
    tjd1454 to mad_as_he$$; rfreedom4u; All
    Get out and make yourself as scarce as possible. There is little chance you can have her permanently committed in today’s climate. You did your duty, your kids are adults. You deserve a chance to be happy.

    Awful - no, abominable advice. Abandon his mentally-ill wife when you yourself admit hospitalization for her was not a likely option? Abandon her to wander the streets like so many other poor souls?

    That is nothing less than cruel, heartless, and frankly the most extreme expression of "Take Care of Number One" that I have EVER read on this forum.

    The man took an oath! You should be commending him rather than encouraging him to abandon his poor wife. Do promises mean nothing to you once they become inconvenient?

    You had better hope that no one adapts your callous attitude when YOU are old, enfeebled, and unable to care for yourself. Forced Euthanasia is happening now in a growing number of countries.

    I know of what I speak: my beloved wife has suffered from serious mental illness for two decades, causing problems and crisis that you cannot imagine. I must wash, cook, and clean for her. Yet each day she is more precious to me and I would NEVER abandon her! And we have a great help in the Lord that we both serve.

  • A Patriot’s Guide for Winning the Presidency in Four Issues

    07/18/2015 6:29:01 AM PDT · 10 of 14
    tjd1454 to Randall_S

    You have omitted the most fundamental tenet of conservatism: the defense of the family, which is the foundation of society.

  • Scott Walker backtracks on reaction to gay Boy Scout leaders

    07/15/2015 8:33:07 PM PDT · 81 of 115
    tjd1454 to ilovesarah2012
    “Homosexuals make up only about two percent of the population. Why is everyone so terrified of them?”

    I have been asking that question for years now and have yet to get an answer.

    The quick answer is that homosexual activists are the tip of the spear of the drive to overturn Christian morality, the natural family, and eventually Christianity itself. Thus the 2% of the population that is homosexual receives broad support among the elites and others who detest Christianity. They are using homosexuality as a tool to destroy biblical faith.

    A battle of epic proportions is just beginning for the heart and soul of the nation. The 2016 election may be our last chance to turn the tide - IF that election is allowed to take place...

    Full disclosure: I worked for a decade in public policy on behalf of pro-family issues in Washington DC, and have written and published extensively on this issue.

  • Scott Walker backtracks on reaction to gay Boy Scout leaders

    07/15/2015 8:19:44 PM PDT · 77 of 115
    tjd1454 to Timber Rattler
    His explanation makes NO sense whatsoever

    That was my reaction as well. Protect the children from media scrutiny?? Walker was obviously desperate to avoid the wrath of the Gaystapo. His lack of backbone will doom his candidacy especially with firebrands like Cruz and Trump willing to call a spade a spade.

  • The Almost Unbelievable Account of How the Family Synod Was Almost Hijacked by an Anti-Family Agenda

    07/02/2015 9:29:53 PM PDT · 10 of 12
    tjd1454 to stonehouse01

    Thank you. I was born and bred in Evangelical Protestantism. As it turns out, I have a doctorate from a Jesuit University (Marquette) in Theology. For a number of reasons, I am not likely to be a candidate for conversion to Catholicism. However, I have the greatest respect for the Catholic Church, and defend it at every opportunity. My core belief is that the Church is comprised of all those who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and subscribe to fundamental Christian affirmations such as the Nicene Creed. There is a great mystery here, and I do not know what the future holds as our great nation descends into paganism, but I desire to affirm and support my Catholic brethren who adhere to the Faith “once and for all delivered to the saints.” God bless.

  • The Almost Unbelievable Account of How the Family Synod Was Almost Hijacked by an Anti-Family Agenda

    07/02/2015 9:27:57 PM PDT · 9 of 12
    tjd1454 to stonehouse01

    Thank you. I was born and bred in Evangelical Protestantism. As it turns out, I have a doctorate from a Jesuit University (Marquette) in Theology. For a number of reasons, I am not likely to be a candidate for conversion to Catholicism. However, I have the greatest respect for the Catholic Church, and defend it at every opportunity. My core belief is that the Church is comprised of all those who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and subscribe to fundamental Christian affirmations such as the Nicene Creed. There is a great mystery here, and I do not know what the future holds as our great nation descends into paganism, but I desire to affirm and support my Catholic brethren who adhere to the Faith “once and for all delivered to the saints.” God bless.

  • Attitudes on Same-sex Marriage by Religious Affiliation & Denominational Family (Survey of 40,000

    07/02/2015 6:32:38 PM PDT · 32 of 61
    tjd1454 to Laissez-faire capitalist
    I call foul. The second largest category (slightly behind Catholics) is "Unaffiliated". This category is extremely skewed in favor of gay marriage, yet no details are provided as to the makeup of this very large segment of the sample. Without it the overall average would indicate clear opposition to homosexual marriage.

    However, that would be clearly unacceptable as it would contradict the party line that opposition to homosexual marriage is declining. I strongly suspect that the "Unaffiliated" category was manipulated to throw the results.

  • How to fight judicial tyranny

    07/01/2015 1:16:19 AM PDT · 9 of 61
    tjd1454 to Jim Robinson

    May God bless and strengthen Jim Robinson!

  • The Almost Unbelievable Account of How the Family Synod Was Almost Hijacked by an Anti-Family Agenda

    06/29/2015 10:20:07 PM PDT · 5 of 12
    tjd1454 to marshmallow

    Speaking as a Protestant, God bless Cardinal Burke!

  • The Bible and same sex relationships: A review article

    06/06/2015 10:09:41 PM PDT · 21 of 21
    tjd1454 to Gamecock
    Excellent refutation of the gay "talking points" by Tim Keller. BTW I wrote and successfully defended my doctrinal dissertation on the Bible and Homosexuality in the mid-1980s, which technically makes me an expert on the subject.

    I find it amazing that in the intervening decades no new and original arguments in favor of homosexuality have been advanced. Instead, what we find are the same worn-out arguments that I dealt with decades ago. Sadly, it is not about the search for truth, but rather about crushing all opposition to the gay agenda.

  • “The Greatest of All Protestant Heresies”?

    05/12/2015 8:48:41 PM PDT · 106 of 909
    tjd1454 to daniel1212; Iscool; HossB86; Kartographer; All
    You have a short memory or are ignorant of history and elitist RC claims.

    I have bachelor and graduate degrees from preeminent Evangelical Protestant colleges, and a Ph.D. in religion and theology from a Jesuit University. From which institutions of higher learning, pray tell, did you receive your degrees in theology?

  • “The Greatest of All Protestant Heresies”?

    05/12/2015 6:59:10 PM PDT · 50 of 909
    tjd1454 to jobim
    All anti-Catholicism, all the time.

    As a lifelong Protestant I deplore this obsession with attacking the Catholic Church. The day is soon upon us when Christians will need to stop attacking one another and support each other against a common enemy.

  • Why men won't marry you

    05/07/2015 4:44:59 AM PDT · 221 of 380
    tjd1454 to caww
    Oh but it is when you meet someone who sees marriage in the way that you do. There’s a lot of people today who don’t understand what commitment is to anything let alone within a marriage.

    That's the key - commitment through thick or thin. Love means self-sacrifice and the desire to please the other, not seeking one's own desires.

  • Why men won't marry you

    05/07/2015 4:20:52 AM PDT · 220 of 380
    tjd1454 to Agamemnon; All
    Jesus Christ has been at the head of our relationship from the beginning and after 30 years, I can truthfully say that I married the kind of girl every guy wished he was married to.

    I believe that the Christian man who truly puts Christ first and makes the prayerful effort to find a wife of a similar world view and value system will be successful in God's own time.

    Married 28 years, through crushing financial troubles and serious mental illness, yet we still love each other. I must do EVERYTHING that normally the wife would do, cooking, cleaning, etc. Yet I do it joyfully. I love my wife more each day, and when the sun shines through the dark clouds she tells me she loves me too.

    We are both absolutely committed to marriage, and to each other. Five children later, our commitment is not dimmed. I am sorry for those who have had bad experiences, but marriage is the foundation of society, and when we lose the wonderful understanding of marriage between a man and a woman who commit to each other "through thick or thin" this great nation will be lost.

    Marriage is self-sacrifice, the giving of ourselves to the other. It is not "What is the other doing to meet MY needs?" but "How can I better serve my helpmate?"

    Sadly, it appears our great nation is abandoning the biblical understanding of marriage, and will suffer the dire consequences.

  • Guardian UK: Pope Francis is starting to look a lot like Sarah Palin or Kevin Rudd

    04/23/2015 4:46:05 PM PDT · 22 of 27
    tjd1454 to Pollster1
    There are two real leaders to come

    Chapter and verse?

  • Radiometric Dating: How Rocks Can Look Older Than They Are

    04/12/2015 3:53:33 PM PDT · 23 of 25
    tjd1454 to muir_redwoods

    Feel free to think what you wish, and to inhabit a world of your imagination in which everything that exists somehow spontaneously arose from time + chance + matter. I would suggest that this is the height of irrationality.

    There is a reason why poll after poll shows that after a generation of indoctrination in public schools and throughout our culture, viz, that “macro-evolution is true: discussion over,” only a distinct minority of respondents believe that natural processes are sufficient to account for the universe and all there is in it. It is self-evident that some wondrously great Intelligence stands behind the astounding level of design evident throughout creation.

    The insistence that, like everything else, God must have a cause betrays a false premise: that God is a contingent being like His creation. You first accept your presupposition as true, then smugly conclude that people of faith are hopelessly in error because they do not accept your conclusion. That is known as circular reasoning. You have rejected the eternality of God in favor of the eternal, unchangeable nature of Father Time.

    Similarly, atheist Richard Dawkins argues that an even more sophisticated Being must exist to have created the God who created this universe, and so on ad nauseam throughout eternity. But this argument only stands when one fundamentally redefines the nature of God and then attacks their self-defined caricature.

    The Judeo-Christian worldview holds that unlike His creation, God does not exist within, nor is He bound by, the space-time continuum. He stands eternally apart from His creation and all the space-time limitations inherent within the physical universe.

    You describe yourself as “agnostic”: I suspect that you use that appellation rather than “atheist” because you realize the untenability of confidently asserting that God does not exist. If true, you would be well advised to be open to the reality of God without first insisting that “God” conforms to your preconceptions.

    Long ago the agnostic Herbert Spence dismissed belief in God: “Man has never been known to fly into the heavens to discover God.” Unfortunately, he did not consider the other possibility, that the personal-infinite God has reached down from Heaven to reveal Himself to humankind. That, I would suggest, is precisely what happened, and furthermore that His wonderful acts are recorded in the Bible.

    You might try what many others have done, with life-transforming results: set aside your preconceptions and offer the simple, heartfelt prayer: “God, if you exist, please reveal yourself to me.” Why not give it a try?

  • Radiometric Dating: How Rocks Can Look Older Than They Are

    04/12/2015 10:55:45 AM PDT · 20 of 25
    tjd1454 to muir_redwoods

    Gotcha! Is that what you thought? Did you really think you had posed the ultimate unanswerable objection to the existence of God?

    I unfortunately don’t have time to try to go through all the responses to this old canard. Plus, I’m not a philosopher - here’s a site for starters that does an adequate job. There are probably a hundred others:

    http://www.godandscience.org/apologetics/who_created_god.html

  • Radiometric Dating: How Rocks Can Look Older Than They Are

    04/11/2015 7:24:04 PM PDT · 10 of 25
    tjd1454 to Verginius Rufus
    Are we supposed to believe that that is an illusion, that NGC 2903 is much closer, or that it was there 20 million years ago, but that the earth didn't come into being until 4004 B.C.?

    Are we supposed to believe that the universe "somehow" came into existence without any outside Agency, and that the unimaginable complexity of life managed to come into existence solely as a result of time + chance + matter?

    Are we expected to believe that the obvious impossibility of such a proposition is answered simply by injecting huge amounts of time into the process, as if that obviated the self-evident truth that infinite complexity cannot spontaneously arise out of nothing?

    As the teleological argument for the existence of God argues, a design requires a Designer. Or, as the argument for Contingency - which Bishop Coppleston argued with such effect against the atheist Bertrand Russell - states, everything that exists demands a sufficient cause. So the question is: what is the sufficient Cause for the vastness of the universe and the virtually infinite level of complexity found in living things?

    Supposing I was walking in the woods and came across an old wristwatch lying on the path. If I began waxing eloquently about the amazing conjunction of just the right minerals in the ground with the injection of energy in the form of lightning strikes, produced the watch, my sanity would be rightly questioned, for everyone knows that anything that show evidence of purposeful design did not come into existence through purely natural forces. And everything from the common housefly to the human body shows an infinite greater level of complexity.

  • Radiometric Dating: How Rocks Can Look Older Than They Are

    04/11/2015 6:53:48 PM PDT · 7 of 25
    tjd1454 to PapaBear3625
    If something is really 100 million years old, instead of 200 million years old, it still invalidates the Creation timeline.

    One could just as easily argue that any methodology that has been found to be off by 100% is unreliable.

    Suppose that the rocks were found to be only 1 million years old, would you use the same argument, viz, that therefore the Creation timeline is wrong - even though the methodology used to discredit it was found to be off by 19,900%?

    All dating techniques other than Carbon 14 which can be historically validated necessarily employ built-in assumptions which - in this case - have already been shown to be wildly inaccurate.

  • Report from Ainkawa Mall, Erbil, Iraq (Displaced Young Christian Iraqi Girl is Asked to Say Somethin

    03/03/2015 3:40:08 AM PST · 4 of 6
    tjd1454 to RginTN

    I have prayed for those precious souls

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

    02/25/2015 7:43:40 PM PST · 119 of 439
    tjd1454 to NYer
    As a lifelong Evangelical Protestant with a terminal degree in theology, this is the first time I have seen these two passages connected (the Lord's prayer and Jesus' parable about the unforgiving debtor).

    It seems to me that the argument presented by the author deserves consideration. IMHO many Eternal Security Protestants do not adequately take into consideration passages encouraging believers to "remain in the faith."

    One detects a subtle arrogance not only of "possessing the correct theology" (unlike those Papists) but of a mistaken assurance that one is "eternally secure" and thus can commit any sin with impunity. This is a misguided and frankly dangerous attitude to take.

    This from one who believes entirely in salvation by faith in Christ, "not of ourselves lest any man should boast."

  • Wal-Mart opposes Arkansas 'conscience protection' measure critics cast as anti-LGBT

    02/25/2015 7:08:52 PM PST · 14 of 14
    tjd1454 to MrB
    Remember the whole point of the LGBT agenda IS to violate the conscience rights of Christians, to force them to apostatize.

    Exactly - The Gay Agenda is a frontal attack against Christianity that is succeeding beyond our wildest fears.

    The Mark of the Beast.

  • US energy secretary to join Iran nuclear talks

    02/21/2015 9:59:10 AM PST · 2 of 5
    tjd1454 to Dave346

    Peace in our time

  • Are wealthy US foundations paying to suppress religious freedom?

    02/16/2015 11:31:06 AM PST · 11 of 12
    tjd1454 to wagglebee; All
    Let this be a warning to those on this forum who have "moved on" from marriage & family issues: "we've lost that battle, let's focus on the really important issues like immigration!"

    Far from a "tangential" issue that "good conservatives can disagree on", traditional marriage & the natural family are the foundation of society. If we lose this issue, it will lead to gulags and unthinkable persecution of people of faith in this country.

    The first step will be removal of tax exempt status for "discriminating" churches (enabled by efforts to redefine "religious liberty" as per the article), followed by draconian penalties and fines that will force churches across the land to close.

    Folks, if these people have their way, it will not be long before YOUR pastor will have to face a stark choice of marrying homosexuals - or face criminal charges, and prison.

    Unfortunately, too many have bought the lie that GLBT activists "only want equal rights", and to "live their lives as they please". To the contrary, they want to stamp out all opposition to their deathstyle - beginning with the churches.

    Do not think that you will escape by distancing yourself from the "reactionaries". Next they will come for you, giving you a stark choice. It is called The Mark of the Beast.

  • Oh No! Ted Cruz Was Once Ticketed for an Unopened Case of Beer

    01/14/2015 10:58:23 PM PST · 2 of 41
    tjd1454 to 2ndDivisionVet

    Well there goes his political career...

  • How Christians Will Know They Can Join Hands With Rome

    01/01/2015 6:21:32 PM PST · 73 of 326
    tjd1454 to editor-surveyor; Secret Agent Man
    Yeshua loved to divide the truth from the babble

    And He will judge the nations - not you or I

  • How Christians Will Know They Can Join Hands With Rome

    01/01/2015 5:23:57 PM PST · 56 of 326
    tjd1454 to Secret Agent Man
    No offense but the debates about this here are mostly pointless as they devolve into snipe to be corrected contests.

    Each side feels the other is unorthodox and until Christ returns there’s going to be division. Of course share beliefs and help questioning people, but this kind of thing here usually just makes the trenches deeper.

    You hit the nail on the head. Christians need to stop their sniping at each other and support each other against a common enemy - which only benefits from the infighting.

  • Mass Rapes at UC Berkeley?

    12/16/2014 8:16:49 PM PST · 91 of 91
    tjd1454 to UCANSEE2
    McDonald's settled out of court with the woman who spilled coffee on her lap, and sued because she didn't understand that the coffee might be hot. Were they guilty?

    The dynamics of a corporation sued by a customer for spilled coffee and Cosby being accused of rape by some 25 women and counting, are I would think rather different.

    First off, as a moral offense, spilled coffee is not anywhere near comparable to rape.

    Regarding culpability, I suspect a good case could be made that the MacDonalds franchise was indeed "guilty" of serving too hot coffee. As with most corporations, MacDonalds apparently felt that the negative publicity was not worth the fight.

    Individuals, however, are not primarily concerned with turning away customers and the accompanying loss of day-by-day sales. Individuals are primarily concerned about their personal reputation, and it is highly unlikely that someone with the vast financial resources as Cosby would not fight his accusers.

    Cosby has suffered the humiliating loss of prestige with the cancellation of his long-standing associations with Institutions of higher learning, not to mention the cancellation of television projects. Think of how complete the loss of any remaining shred of reputation would be should he be convicted in a court of law of rape. No, an innocent man would spare no expense - and Cosby has millions to spare - to protect his name and reputation.

  • All Animals Go To Heaven, Says Pope Francis

    12/11/2014 8:47:44 AM PST · 80 of 212
    tjd1454 to Resolute Conservative
    I wish I had that kind of quick turn around when seeking references

    Try this online Bible lookup site with a zillion translations:

    https://www.biblegateway.com/

  • Mass Rapes at UC Berkeley?

    12/08/2014 9:46:32 PM PST · 68 of 91
    tjd1454 to butterdezillion
    Your long, detailed post raises again the all-important question: why did BC pass up the chance to appear on a nationally-broadcast hour-long program about the charges against him? He should either have gone on the program himself to rebut the charges (an innocent man of his stature and self-confidence would have no fear of confronting the women), or at a minimum send his slick, top-drawer lawyers to destroy the women's case.

    "He didn't want to dignify them with a response..." That's nonsense. The man's entire career and reputation are at stake. IF he is innocent, he must spend a few million of his vast fortune to defend himself so that "sexual predator" does not appear in line 2 of his obituary.

    I suspect the points you raise are not as strong as you imply, for if they in fact prove that the women are lying, BC and his lawyers would by now know that better than anyone, and would not have hesitated to appear on the CNN program to refute them and express their outrage that their client has been subjected to false claims yada yada. Good heavens - these professional fast-talkers would have the hosts and the women themselves shedding tears of sympathy for poor maligned Dr. Huxtable.

    This kind of back-and-forth debate with opposing viewpoints occurs every day on CNN. What prevented BC from sending his lawyers in to earn their chops and at least get in some punches?

    BTW the program was re-aired later in the evening, and may well be aired again.

  • Mass Rapes at UC Berkeley?

    12/08/2014 7:09:59 PM PST · 66 of 91
    tjd1454 to butterdezillion
    The victims describe how it has affected their lives: families, marriages, work, nightmares... One stated that this case is about "the abuse of power, mistrust, and betrayal."

    Someone on the program quoted former special prosecutor and legal analyst Nancy Grace: "Are all of these people lying, and one person is telling the truth? Or are all these people telling the truth, and one person is lying?"

    Another alleged victim, former model Nancy Dickinson is being interviewed. She describes the "denial" she went through after her assault, and suffering post-traumatic stress.

    In my view, it is frankly hard to imagine any reason why these women would go on national television to describe such alleged assaults other than they happened as described.

    CNN invited BC and/or his legal counsel to appear on the show to give their side, or to provide a statement. They did not respond to the request.

    This was an hour-long show discussing the story which was heavily advertised. It seems to me that, at a minimum, BC should have sent his lawyer to offer a rebuttal to the allegations?

  • Mass Rapes at UC Berkeley?

    12/08/2014 6:41:14 PM PST · 65 of 91
    tjd1454 to butterdezillion
    Five women are being interviewed now, none of which knew any of the others. None have asked for (or received) money from BC.

    Also discussed in the program: in 2005 he settled out of court for an undisclosed amount of money. At that time there were 13 "Jane Does" who had given depositions and were prepared to testify regarding similar assaults.

    In my view settling out of court is often an indication of guilt, as someone like Cosby would have unlimited resources with which to destroy the credibility of any accusers in court. Also of note, each of the five women say they did tell others at the time, but were told no one would listen to them. One of the women was told by her boss to keep her mouth shut: "You do know that Cosby is Hefner's best friend?" Of course, it would have been better if they would have gone directly to the police - that question hasn't been asked yet.

  • Mass Rapes at UC Berkeley?

    12/08/2014 6:06:30 PM PST · 63 of 91
    tjd1454 to butterdezillion

    CNN is airing a devastating expose of Cosby. Well worth watching.

  • Mass Rapes at UC Berkeley?

    12/08/2014 11:01:53 AM PST · 57 of 91
    tjd1454 to butterdezillion
    If BC could manage to get a grand jury to acquit him I would be the first to apologize for suspecting that there might be something to the twenty-some women who have come forward with accusations.

    However, given his record of settling out-of-court and paying off his accusers rather than facing a jury of his peers, I somehow doubt he will attempt to go to court to clear his name

  • You Will Live Forever

    12/08/2014 10:57:58 AM PST · 34 of 37
    tjd1454 to Elsie
    The Mormons have created an 'answer' to it with their 'Forever Family' stuff.

    A clever ploy indeed. I chose to believe the Bible rather than inveterate womanizers like Joseph Smith and his successor Brigham Young.

  • Mass Rapes at UC Berkeley?

    12/08/2014 10:07:31 AM PST · 45 of 91
    tjd1454 to butterdezillion
    This whole “war on women” thing...

    Do you seriously think you are taking a stand against the "war on women" by defending someone who may well be a lifelong serial rapist?

    Earth to butterdezillion: The "war on women" dehumanizes and demeans women, making them into chattel - the property of men, to be used for their pleasure and then discarded (like some religions teach and practice) - i.e., the very thing that BC is accused of doing.

  • You Will Live Forever

    12/08/2014 10:00:34 AM PST · 23 of 37
    tjd1454 to GYPSY286
    how could it be “paradise” for me if my family members are’nt there?

    That is a good question. In our heart of hearts we want - need - to be where love is. The family was designed to mirror God's love for us - and hopefully it does. But when family members are living in rebellion against God, there is no true love. Perhaps you have already experienced this in their rejection of you along with your faith. Would we want to spend eternity in a place where there is no love? Let us not forget that Hell is not populated with those who earnestly desire to love and serve God (desperately wishing for another chance to do so), but by those who are eternally confirmed in their rejection of Him. We could never be happy among those who hate God.

  • Mass Rapes at UC Berkeley?

    12/08/2014 9:31:58 AM PST · 41 of 91
    tjd1454 to butterdezillion
    Of course, if Cosby has to be quilty because of the larqe number of (unsubstantiated) accusations aqainst him

    There you go again - determined to defend kindly "wouldn't hurt a fly" Dr. Huxtable, as you have on other threads...

  • Bill Cosby Seeks to Dismiss New Sex Abuse Lawsuit

    12/07/2014 6:53:50 PM PST · 114 of 117
    tjd1454 to SteveH
    In any case they are minors and minors are presumed not to have enough judgment to make informed decisions about their own welfare placing the burden of responsibility of caring for their welfare in the hands of accompanying adults,

    Correct. By definition a minor is incapable of granting informed consent. The excuse "they should have known better and got what they deserved" betrays a heartless callousness. And yes, any adults present should have protected them from sexual assault.

  • Bill Cosby Seeks to Dismiss New Sex Abuse Lawsuit

    12/07/2014 6:46:09 PM PST · 113 of 117
    tjd1454 to butterdezillion
    I haven’t seen even ONE person on this forum defend Bill Cosby - including myself.

    IMHO there are Freepers on this and other threads about the BC scandal who are doing just that. They evince a dismissive and scornful attitude towards the alleged victims while showing sympathy for what they imagine to be a fellow "conservative".

    How about some respect for the young women who report being raped?

  • Bill Cosby Seeks to Dismiss New Sex Abuse Lawsuit

    12/07/2014 6:39:54 PM PST · 112 of 117
    tjd1454 to UCANSEE2; SteveH
    So.... they WILLINGLY followed Cosby to the Playboy Mansion. Do you think they knew what the Playboy Mansion was 'all about'?

    Whatever the girls did or did not know about the Playboy Mansion is irrelevant. The same could conceivably be said about innumerable bars, rock concerts, and many social event.

    The only question that needs to be answered is whether or not BC sexually assaulted the complainants.

  • Bill Cosby Seeks to Dismiss New Sex Abuse Lawsuit

    12/07/2014 6:33:30 PM PST · 111 of 117
    tjd1454 to UCANSEE2
    WHY, after having been allegedly raped, would they return for more of the same, night after night?

    The Stockholm Syndrome is also difficult to understand, but the fact remains that sometimes people who are abused and even held against their will have a totally irrational emotional response where they temporarily identify with their tormentors.

    The operative question is whether Cosby engaged in sexual relations with women against their will, or in other cases forced himself upon women who were drugged and thus unaware or otherwise incapacitated.

  • Bill Cosby Seeks to Dismiss New Sex Abuse Lawsuit

    12/07/2014 6:23:14 PM PST · 110 of 117
    tjd1454 to SteveH

    Agreed. Someone got the girls in. There must have been enablers who assisted Cosby with meeting underage girls.

  • Bill Cosby Seeks to Dismiss New Sex Abuse Lawsuit

    12/06/2014 9:40:58 PM PST · 88 of 117
    tjd1454 to ansel12; butterdezillion

    Thanks for posting the news. I do not know if Cosby is guilty of the allegations. Everything I have learned confirms that the man is guilty as sin. IF SO, I and - I am sure - many others take a measure of pleasure in the “speed bumps” that have been placed in the man’s life; namely the loss of the prestige and honor that he has for so long coveted and taken for granted. The Scripture says: “The sins of some men go before them, the sins of others follow after.” Unlike many others whose offenses are not revealed in this life, at least Cosby has been granted the opportunity to reflect and hopefully feel remorse for whatever he has done, and to make amends.

  • Bill Cosby Seeks to Dismiss New Sex Abuse Lawsuit

    12/06/2014 9:08:56 PM PST · 86 of 117
    tjd1454 to arthurus
    If it was so bad she should have made the charge when it meant something.

    You are blaming your daughter instead of the monster who violated her.

  • Bill Cosby Seeks to Dismiss New Sex Abuse Lawsuit

    12/06/2014 9:05:37 PM PST · 85 of 117
    tjd1454 to SteveH
    ...that makes the problem larger than Cosby himself.

    Good point. There were enablers who share in the guilt of any wealthy or powerful predator. I count among these none other than the bizarrely-esteemed-even-among-conservatives Hugh Hefner. At least one of the alleged victims was an underaged girl who Cosby assaulted at the Playboy mansion. People there - and nothing goes on at the mansion that Hefner does not permit - knew what was going on.

  • Bill Cosby Seeks to Dismiss New Sex Abuse Lawsuit

    12/06/2014 8:59:18 PM PST · 84 of 117
    tjd1454 to ansel12
    Cosby supports Obama and called the republicans racists.

    Cosby was also involved in promoting the Tawana Brawley rape hoax.

    Cosby is a republican hating democrat.

    Exactly. Yet the man makes a few comments about black men pulling their pants up and earns the undying admiration of some Freepers.

  • Bill Cosby Seeks to Dismiss New Sex Abuse Lawsuit

    12/06/2014 4:31:31 PM PST · 76 of 117
    tjd1454 to butterdezillion
    The claim of Cosby being this horrible monster only emerged in 2005, 6 months after he angered the NAACP and leftists

    So it took the "anti-Bill conspiracy" a whole SIX MONTHS to get their act together and organize the campaign against him? Probably innumerable meetings and sub-committees to decide upon the right strategy?

    Everyone agrees that the MSM stopped protecting Cosby, but to claim that a conspiracy involving 20+ women is afoot is grasping at straws.

    One allegation? Absolutely the accused is innocent until guilty. Two or three: yes, he deserves his day in court, yada yada. But there comes a point when the accusations begin to pile on, and 20+ is a huge red flag.

    I repeat my question: what is your spiritual discernment telling you about Cosby? Can you seriously claim that in your heart of hearts you believe the man is innocent?

  • Bill Cosby Seeks to Dismiss New Sex Abuse Lawsuit

    12/06/2014 2:19:36 PM PST · 69 of 117
    tjd1454 to butterdezillion
    to: butterdezillion

    from: "bucko"

    My apologies for the mistaken observation that your posts give the impression of someone who is primarily interested in defending Cosby.

    Perhaps you could clarify something: one would think that a woman would naturally sympathize with women who claimed to have been sexually assaulted. Surely you understand better than most men the complex emotional dilemma that a young woman would face especially in an age when sexual-assault victims had a much more difficult time making their case. It was a time when victims faced the humility of being examined by male officers, and whose testimony was often not taken seriously.

    Cosby was at the height of his career, and was viewed as virtually unchallengeable. Who would dare make such an accusation against Dr. Huxtable?

    Surely you understand (better than us men) the tremendous emotional barriers to "going public" and facing the inevitable public ridicule, even after having suffered in silence all these years. For as you know, time does not heal all wounds.

    It is by no means true that Cosby is left with no way to combat the accusations. If he was seriously interested in clearing his name, he could waive the statute of limitations and go to court to rebut the allegations. If I were him (and I am not), I would spare no cost - of my $400 million fortune - to clear my name. What is a few million in lawyer's fees to a man like Cosby?

    I certainly agree that "Only the Lord knows" the full truth, but we are also instructed to use our God-given spiritual gift of discernment. And what is your discernment regarding the now more than twenty women of varying walks in life who are accusing Cosby of rape?