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  • If You Are Not Comfortable Being Naked Around Other People, You Are Not an Adult

    12/03/2015 7:45:40 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 110 replies
    Slate ^ | December 3, 2015 | By Mark Joseph Stern
    In a recent disquieting article for the New York Times, Choire Sicha investigates a curious new challenge for gyms: Some men want to shower and change without ever being publicly nude, and they expect their gyms to build locker rooms that accommodate that desire. Drawing upon the experiences of gym managers and architects, Sicha explains that over the last quarter-century, men have grown increasingly uneasy with being naked in the locker room. While older men generally remain comfortable being undressed among others, younger ones insist on maximum privacy, pining for a way to strip, shower, and change clothes without even...
  • NC prison worker had sex with convicted murderer and helped in escape, officials say

    06/28/2015 11:50:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    wncn.com ^ | June 28, 2015, | Rod Overton, WNCN News
    POLKTON, NC (WNCN) — The North Carolina Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement officers are on the lookout for an escaped inmate from a facility in Anson County. And, on Sunday, they say a woman who worked at the prison had sex with the escapee — and helped him escape. The NC Dept. of Public Safety says the inmate, Kristopher McNeil, was discovered missing just after midnight Saturday morning. Investigators believe he scaled the fence of the Brown Creek Minimum Unit in Polkton, about 45 miles east of Charlotte. McNeil, age 34, was serving a 14-year sentence for...
  • What Is the Deepest Root of Sin? It’s Not in Your Wallet and It’s Much Closer Than You Might Think

    05/21/2015 7:42:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 95 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-20-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Is the Deepest Root of Sin? It’s Not in Your Wallet and It’s Much Closer Than You Might Think By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn polling friends as to what they think is the deepest root of all sin, I got three main answers. One was a shrug indicating no answer at all (i.e., “I dunno”). Another was to refer to Scripture: For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils (1 Tim 6:10). I’ll discuss below why this is an inadequate answer. The third main response was that original sin (and the concupiscence that followed) is the source of all of our other...
  • What Is Temptation, Why Does God Permit It, and What Are Its Sources?

    03/23/2015 8:03:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-22-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Is Temptation, Why Does God Permit It, and What Are Its Sources? By: Msgr. Charles PopeI will be on the Catholic Answers radio show today (Monday, March 23) at 6:00 PM Eastern Time. The topic will be temptation: what it is and how to avoid and overcome it.  I’ve assembled some notes in preparation and I’ll present them (in two parts) in the blog. Today’s post focuses on what temptation is, why God allows it, and what its sources are. Tomorrow I’ll present the second half of the notes, which center on how to avoid and overcome temptation.What is Temptation? A seminary teacher of mine once defined...
  • Bill and Susan's Story

    02/07/2015 6:51:51 AM PST · by EscondidoSurfer · 25 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | February 6,2015 | Jim Vander Spek
    Bill and Susan—not their real names—are foreign missionaries out in the field. Prior to this, Bill ministered as a pastor in the US. Married for 12 years and with 4 children, their work has been thriving and included the planting of a new church. However…. Last year, things took a turn for the worse—both in their marriage and ministry....
  • NEW, sexually-charged interview scene from Fifty Shades Of Grey [truncated]

    02/03/2015 11:46:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 3, 2015 | Justin Enriquez
    It is one of the most hotly-anticipated films of the year. Which might explain why Fifty Shades of Grey fans have been treated to a second clip from the forthcoming 'bonkbuster'. In tense, sexually-charged moments from the first story-line arc, Jamie Dornan's infamous character can be seen making his first moves on Dakota Johnson's alter ego in the fateful interview scene. Looking plain and nondescript, Johnson's Anastasia Steele can be seen getting hot and shifty in the flirtatious exchange with Christian Grey. Wearing a floral blouse with a teal-coloured cardigan, she is - at first glance - an unlikely match...
  • Sober Scriptural Wisdom on Avoiding the Whirlwind of Lust

    01/27/2015 7:28:37 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-26-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Sober Scriptural Wisdom on Avoiding the Whirlwind of Lust By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere is a marvelous chapter in the Book of Proverbs that ought to be studied by every young person who must live in this lustful world. Its sets forth plainly the stance that any son or daughter of God should have regarding the lust so often celebrated by this age.Many preachers and teachers wince at the Book of Proverbs on this topic since it tends to portray seduction and lust as coming from women.However it must be recalled that Proverbs features a father speaking to his son....
  • Determines the Allocation of Scarce Resources in a Free Society

    10/22/2014 1:47:50 PM PDT · by FreedomFighter1013 · 17 replies
    citizen5408.com ^ | Saturday, August 09, 2014 | Greg C.
    A recently debate on Facebook required that I Voxsplain how a free society allocates resources to a group of feeling, sensing liberals who don't have the slightest idea of economics. In fact, when it comes to Economics, they resort to "magical thinking." I've often thought that it is easy to describe a Democrat: simply picture a Republican, then take away reason and accountability. (Hat tip to Mark Andrus, As Good As it Gets) So, I think it's rather funny that you guys want to lecture me on science, but you don't spend a minute thinking about the humble science of...
  • Let Your Fountain be Blessed

    09/20/2014 6:20:35 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 1 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well. (Proverbs 5:15) At first reading, the meaning of this verse seems clear enough. Using images of a cistern and a well to describe your wife, the point is that you are to draw pleasure (water) only from her. Frankly, this interpretation is flawed. It does not sound like something a wise man would say: 1.Only a fool would compare his wife to a cistern. 2.Your wife is not merely there to give you what you want....
  • Bring Back Lust

    08/30/2014 8:23:24 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 26 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    Have you noticed that the word “lust” is being purged from the Bible? The Greek word for lust (epithemia) points to inner sin thirty-four times in the New Testament. In the vast majority of these places it has traditionally been properly translated as “lust” or the archaic and more precise word, “concupiscence.” Not Any More Unfortunately, modern translations, such as the New International Version (NIV) are abandoning the word lust....
  • Presumptuous Sin

    08/09/2014 6:32:58 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 2 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    "Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me!” (Psalms 19:13) If you as a believer know what you need to do to overcome lust but then do the opposite, you are acting in willful disobedience. This is presumptuous and arrogant sinning and it comes with a price. As David understood fully, by arrogantly and selfishly entering into sin, you are allowing sin to gain dominion over you. You become an “addict” to a life-dominating sin—a slave with no way out.
  • Overcoming (?!?) Lust

    07/19/2014 6:45:12 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 17 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    Are you among those who feel uncomfortable with someone saying, “I have overcome lust”? Does it come off sounding presumptuous, brassy and overconfident? Might it even be contrary to Scripture and looking for trouble? Consider: 1.“Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.” (1 Corinthians 10:12) 2.“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8) 3.“I have no confidence in the flesh.” (Philippians 3:3) I believe the answer depends on what is meant by the word “overcoming.”....
  • Overcoming Lust When Gay

    06/21/2014 6:30:41 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 16 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | June 20, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    How are Christians with same sex attraction supposed to deal with lust? This question is prompted by some videos recently made available from an evangelical pastor, Danny Cortez, and his teenage son, Drew, who has same sex attraction. Pastor Cortez and his church are stepping away from their denomination (the SBC) and are now affirming same sex relationships, conforming with the broader culture. The attention surrounding same sex attraction provides an opportunity for us to acknowledge that we do not generally do a good job in teaching about sexual purity. Churches and leaders that are vocal in attacking homosexual practices...
  • Overcoming Lust in Uganda

    06/07/2014 9:27:13 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 5 replies
    overcoming-lust.com ^ | June 6, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    Are we better than they? Dare we look down on these Ugandans? Among them, sexual sin is fully exposed. However, among us sexual sin and its damage are covered up by means of birth control and abortion while pornography use has become rampant. In our midst, single mothers are frequently isolated. Are our ways less harmful or more pleasing to God than the way these Ugandans live?
  • Marital ED

    05/24/2014 9:51:11 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 18 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | May 23, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    ED has various causes. Sadly, compulsively using internet porn is one of them. In fact, ED as a result of internet porn use is becoming a serious public health issue especially among adolescents. Since ED of this type originates in the brain, Viagra apparently does nothing to help. Although porn induced ED is a fairly new and pitiful condition, we should not overlook a similar, extremely common problem—one no one seems to be talking about. It occurs among those—men and women—who are unable to find sexual pleasure in their marriages. Even while being intimate with their spouses, they rely on...
  • Bob Coy, Mercy and Truth

    05/10/2014 8:58:47 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 2 replies
    Overcoming Lust.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    My last post was prompted by the Bob Coy sexual scandal—an epic “blow up” that affected many. Sadly, “blow ups” of this type are not as rare as they should be among Christians. They happen when a man is unable to mask the lust brewing in his heart. His sin is exposed and he reaps what he has sown. Whether fully public or in the privacy of a family, the consequences are always devastating. What is the proper response to this kind of thing? What do you say?
  • Spiritual ED

    03/29/2014 4:32:02 PM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 1 replies
    overcoming-lust.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    Struthers’ book points especially to the dangers of pornography and the way it can become extremely habit forming and harmful. He is not alone in sounding the alarm about this. In fact, A TED Talk viewed by millions and a related website have pushed this truth into the mainstream. The most alarming recent realization is that when men give themselves over to internet pornography, eventually their plumbing stops working. Not only are they no longer able to enjoy conventional sex but even porn use fails them. It turns out that Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in healthy men because of porn use...
  • Wired for Intimacy

    03/15/2014 10:33:37 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 12 replies
    overoming-lust.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    I love the title, Wired for Intimacy. It evocatively describes the promise and hope God packaged with His gift of marriage. Because of the way we are made, husbands can strongly bind with wives (and wives with husbands). The monogamous sexual union is reinforced by the pleasure they share as they are intimate with each other. As Struthers shows, this is not just an emotional bonding—it involves complex neurological and chemical systems throughout our body. It may be what God was referring to when he declared husband and wife to be “one flesh” (Mark 10:8). Surveys and studies back this...
  • Can We Make Lust Taboo?

    03/01/2014 8:25:31 AM PST · by EscondidoSurfer · 22 replies
    Overcoming Lust.com ^ | February 28, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    A taboo is something that is vehemently “forbidden based on moral judgment and religious beliefs.” When confronted with a taboo, we do not consider breaking it. The line is drawn so clearly that we dare not cross it. Incest is a good example. It is condemned in every culture. The idea of sexual relations with a sibling or one’s child is abhorrent and rejected as a matter of course. We are horrified by it. We recoil from it. It is off the table. We totally close the door to it. This keeps us out of trouble. The power of taboos...
  • A Slide Show of Sanctity – A Homily for the 6th Sunday of the Year

    02/16/2014 2:26:14 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 2/15/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the Gospel for this Weekend’s Mass we are well into the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), and today we cover a good deal of Chapter 5. In a way the Lord is drawing a picture for us of the transformed human person. He is presenting a kind of slide show of what sanctity really is. In understanding this rather lengthy text we do well to reflect on it in three parts.I. The Power of New Life in Christ – We have discussed before that an important principle of the Christian moral vision is to understand that it is...
  • Let Go and Let God?

    02/15/2014 9:08:02 AM PST · by EscondidoSurfer · 33 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | February 14, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    Many groups—including Christians—take the phrase “Let go and let God” to heart. The idea of getting out of the way and letting God take over is appealing and has a spiritual sound to it. Those who seek to overcome compulsive behavior are often exposed to this thinking. For example, imbedded in the 12 steps in the form that most recovery groups follow are the powerful assertions that one who is overcome by sin is “powerless” and needs to “turn their will and lives” over to God. This letting go allows God to “restore their sanity” and “remove their defects in...
  • The War on Porn

    01/18/2014 7:20:41 AM PST · by EscondidoSurfer · 26 replies
    Overcoming Lust. com ^ | January 17, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    Pornography has become increasingly prevalent and available since the early 1950s when Playboy magazine first forced its way into the mainstream. Sadly, those who have opposed the spread of porn during this time have been defeated at every turn. Efforts to eliminate adult bookstores, adult movie theatres, adult movie rentals and adult cable stations have all failed. With porn now available on every screen and some sort of screen available to every person, we can fairly say that the war is now over. All attempts to block the flood of porn have failed. We have lost the war on porn....
  • What are you really afraid of? An answer from the Bible

    07/25/2012 3:12:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 24, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What is it that really holds us in bondage? What is it that is truly the source of our problem, our sins, our selfishness, our anger, our lust and pride? Original Sin? Yes but where does the wound of sin really set up shop in us and stay open for business? What does it tap into for its strength? Scripture has an interesting answer to this question: Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free...
  • Not a Wreak

    01/03/2014 5:18:06 PM PST · by EscondidoSurfer · 1 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | January 3, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    A common reason for failure is confusing self-control with willpower. We imagine that by applying enough willpower, things will fall in place. However, those who continue in sin know that their willpower is no match for the battle. This being the New Year, resolutions abound. Though our intentions may be sincere our ability to follow through is pitifully weak. We find that we are unable to drive sin from our lives. Our weakness reveals itself ceaselessly. Willpower is not the source of self-control. My own struggle with lust and the things I have learned as a result of gaining victory...
  • "Useless and Unproductive"

    12/21/2013 11:07:19 AM PST · by EscondidoSurfer · 2 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | 12/20/2013 | Jim Vander Spek
    What is it that causes a Christian to be “useless an unproductive?” You know the type—going through the motions, claiming faith, but not growing in the faith. This tragic outcome happens in those who fail to overcome persistent sin in their lives. Their failure causes them to be knocked to the curb. They are described as ”useless” by God. I went through a phase like this. In fact, I can truthfully say that most of my life was lived in that way. The apostle Peter explains how to avoid this trap.....
  • Overcoming Lust as a Buddhist

    12/06/2013 4:11:32 PM PST · by EscondidoSurfer · 9 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | 12-06-2013 | Jim Vander Spek
    A goal of Buddhism is to “renounce” or overcome lust. So much so, that the most fervent Buddhists live as celibate monks. Their hope is to eventually enter Nirvana, a state where they expect to “extinguish all desires”—not just lust. Buddhists are correct. Evil desires are to blame for our troubles.....
  • “I Haven’t Killed Anyone!” What Serious Sins Will Exclude Us From the Kingdom of God?

    11/28/2013 5:54:01 AM PST · by NYer · 87 replies
    Homiletic & Pastoral Review ^ | November 21, 2013 | Ralph Martin, S.T.D.
    Why aren’t we more concerned about how even many of our fellow Catholics are engaging in behaviors (“lifestyles”), or accepting, or even approving them, in others, that scripture says will exclude them from the kingdom?A soul being rescued from purgatory.Right after Vatican II, there was an explosion of interest in moral theology. The “fundamental option” theory gained wide notice in both scholarly journals and in popular Catholic culture. Many people got the impression—and many still have it—that if one’s overall life is pointed in a good direction, particular sinful acts may not exclude us from the kingdom. This interpretation was...
  • Joe's Story

    11/23/2013 7:39:52 AM PST · by EscondidoSurfer · 16 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | 11/22/2013 | Jim Vander Spek
    I love hearing stories about those who are in the trenches, overcoming lust. It seems like almost anyone at any stage of life is vulnerable to this sin. Lust is relentlessly ”deceitful” (Ephesians 4:22). Today’s story takes the form of a short but thought-provoking email exchange I shared with Joe—75 years old—who lost his wife and is intent on “finishing strong.” To do this he needed to get his head straight about lust. (He has given me permission to share this.) Here is Joe’s story:
  • A Drawer Full of Memories

    11/10/2013 6:29:18 PM PST · by EscondidoSurfer
    overcoming-lust.com ^ | 11-08-13 | Jim -Spek
    Those seeking to overcome lust face a unique problem. Not only must they resist new temptations that come their way, but they must also deal with things in the past that they have seen and done. Years ago, a pastor at a men’s retreat called this his “drawer full of memories.” He bemoaned things he had seen and experienced and that the memory of these caused him enduring problems. When he least expected it, these memories would pop out of the drawer and cause him to lose his way.
  • Prove it

    10/26/2013 9:54:35 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 5 replies
    overcoming-lust.com ^ | 10-2 | Jim Vander Spek
    Following Jesus means being transformed—changing—progressively becoming more like Him. Dealing with the sin of lust is a good example of how this works. Anyone who has struggled and failed when it comes to lust and then later enters into victory over it knows what this is like. A fascinating and important byproduct of this transforming process is that it “proves” God’s will. Who—you may ask—are you proving this to?
  • Your Brain on Lust

    10/11/2013 1:13:17 PM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 8 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | 10-11-13 | Jim Vander Spek
    The image above is borrowed from the ad campaign “This is Your Brain on Drugs” that is indelibly etched in most of our minds. Piggy-backing on this, the phrase “Your Brain on Porn,” has gained popularity. Google that phrase and you will bring up a multitude of websites and videos from Christian and non-Christian sources. This is because pornography use—especially via the internet—has been demonstrated to be extremely destructive and habit forming. In fact, Cambridge researchers reported last month that the brain scans of heavy porn users were similar to the brain scans of drug addicts. This brings us to...
  • American Evangelist Arrested [Then Cleared and Released] in London [When Someone Complained] for Pre

    07/05/2013 5:50:12 PM PDT · by virtuous · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 4, 2013 | Melissa Barnhart
    <p>Tony Miano, a retired deputy sheriff from Los Angeles County, Calif., was arrested in London, England, earlier this week for preaching on abstaining from sexual immorality, both heterosexual and homosexual, in downtown Wimbledon. He was found to be in violation of Public Order Act Section 5, for "using homophobic speech that could cause people anxiety, distress, alarm or insult," Miano said in a YouTube video posted on Wednesday. Preaching from 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12, Miano spoke about sexual sins for 25 minutes before being cut off by Metropolitan Police officers who said that although preaching in itself is not an offense, the specific part of the Bible he was preaching from was interpreted as homophobic by the woman who called to complain.</p>
  • Overcoming Lust

    06/15/2012 9:31:49 PM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 13 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | June 12, 2012 | Jim Vander Spek
    Use of pornography and other sexual sins are rampant in our culture and in the church. Many have concluded that such behavior or at least the lust—evil desires—that drives them is fundamentally an unsolvable problem, a sin that will not be defeated in the lives of God's children. Such a response is unacceptable in the face of the severe and incalculable damage that lust inflicts upon lives, families and fellowships.
  • Christian Girls Forced To Convert To Islam By Sexual Coercion

    12/18/2011 2:31:11 PM PST · by bayouranger · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Assyrian International News Agency ^ | 13 Jul 2011 | Mary Abdelmassih
    (AINA) — The number of Christian girls abducted and coerced into converting to Islam since the Egyptian “January 25 Revolution” has skyrocketed, according to Father Filopateer Gamil of St. Mary’s Church in Giza. “More than two to three girls disappear everyday in Giza alone,” he said. “The cases that are brought to public attention are few compared to what the numbers actually are.” Many Christians blame the military council for not intervening to put an end to this problem, which has escalated after the Revolution because of the “emergence of Muslim Salafists,” says activist Mark Ebeid, “who believe strongly that...
  • S.C. Pastor Preaches 'Sex in the Church'

    09/03/2011 5:48:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    A South Carolina megachurch pastor has chosen to press through the awkwardness and talk about what an increasing number of churches have been addressing from the pulpit – sex. Pastor Perry Noble of NewSpring Church made it clear to his congregation that when it comes to sex, the church has a lot to learn. "Let's just be honest. Sexual immorality is in the house," he told his congregation, adding that he has seen sexual immorality at each of the three churches he has served. "We can't get mad at people that aren't Christians because they act like they're not Christians....
  • Gingrich’s Affair Explanation Mocked

    03/13/2011 3:34:42 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 12 March 2011 | John Semmens
    Potential GOP presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s explanation for his extramarital escapade—“I did it because I love America”—brought loud guffaws from former President Bill Clinton. “If infidelity is proof of love of country I ought to have gotten the Congressional Medal of Honor,” Clinton boasted. “But when he had the chance Gingrich and his boys tried to impeach me. I see a double standard here.” Clinton recommended that Gingrich “give up the notion that he’ll ever be elected president. He’s already a semi-celebrity—not in my league, of course, but still getting paid for his opinions on Fox News,...
  • Mr. Spock Would Make A Great Catholic

    03/03/2010 10:23:11 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 12 replies · 421+ views
    Acts of the Apostasy ^ | March 1, 2010 | LarryD
    Mr. Spock Would Make A Great Catholic ***From the editor: Welcome to all those coming via Mark Shea's blog (Catholic and Enjoying It!), Carl Olson's blog (Ignatius Insight Scoop), and all the others who have stopped by via other blogs who have graciously linked to this post. I'm glad you've come by, and I hope you come back!*** From time to time I check out liberal Catholic blogs. The other day I read a piece at the blog "Enlightened Catholicism" on how an authentic spiritual conversion is a whole body process that rewires our neural pathways. Now I don't know...
  • The Two Loves of Valentine's Day

    02/13/2010 1:37:20 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 21 replies · 392+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 2/11/10 | DJP I.F.
    This February 14th multitudes around the world will be celebrating Valentine’s Day. Roses and candy for loved ones, jewelry and dinner dates - it seems harmless enough - but many truly do not understand the swift, underlying current of the mood of the occasion and how its “24/ 7” godless spirit affects our society and culture. Please do not misunderstand me. I do not want to ruin anyone’s Valentines Day. Those things (candy, roses etc.) are perfectly fine and harmless enough, but it is key during this holiday to understand the immoral, decadent spirit which is masqueraded as love when...
  • The Two Loves of Valentine’s Day - Agape - Eros

    02/11/2010 6:55:30 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 4 replies · 292+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 2/11/10 | DJP I.F.
    This February 14th multitudes around the world will be celebrating Valentine’s Day. Roses and candy for loved ones, jewelry and dinner dates - it seems harmless enough - but many truly do not understand the swift underlining current of the mood of the occasion and how its “24/ 7” godless spirit affects our society and culture. Please do not misunderstand me. I do not want to ruin anyone’s Valentines Day. Those things (candy, roses etc.) are perfectly fine and harmless enough, but it is key today to understand the immoral, decadent spirit masqueraded as love during this holiday when all...
  • Love, Sex and Parenting in an Open Relationship

    07/30/2009 5:39:30 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 18 replies · 1,922+ views
    http://www.aolhealth.com ^ | Jul-30-2009 | By Mary Kearl
    "This is the story about a girl who grew up believing what many girls believe -- that one day she would fall in love with the man of her dreams, marry him, have kids, and live happily ever after. Yet as she grew older, all she felt was confused ... " This is how Jenny Block, author of the up-close-and-personal memoir "Open: Love, Sex and Life in an Open Marriage," launches into the inner-workings of her love life. In her book, she describes how she bought into the whole "monogamy thing." She married the nice guy, moved to a nice...
  • Defiant Obama seeks to revive health care overhaul

    07/13/2009 3:10:02 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 17 replies · 1,191+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 07/13/2009 | ERICA WERNER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON – A defiant President Barack Obama sought Monday to revive his faltering plan to overhaul health care, delivering a full-throated promise to get comprehensive legislation and summoning lawmakers crucial to his effort to the White House. "Don't bet against us. We are going to make this thing happen," Obama told a news conference intended to focus on his nominee for surgeon general, Dr. Regina Benjamin. The appearance in the Rose Garden was the president's first public outing since his weeklong overseas trip — and the first after an up-and-down week in Congress. Consensus on his top domestic priority has...
  • God's Chisel

    06/21/2009 6:24:43 AM PDT · by RolandTignor · 7 replies · 649+ views
    Skitguys ^ | 6-21-09 | skitguys
    This is awesome!!! http://www.tangle.com/view_video.php?viewkey=849dc7c803281df74bb2
  • One nation, seven sins: Geographers measure propensity for evil in states, counties

    05/05/2009 5:10:17 PM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 7 replies · 729+ views
    The question of evil and where it lurks has been largely ignored by the scientific community, which is why a recently released study titled “The Spatial Distribution of the Seven Deadly Sins Within Nevada” is groundbreaking: Never before has a state’s fall from grace been so precisely graphed and plotted. Geographers from Kansas State University have used certain statistical measurements to quantify Nevada’s sins and come up with a county-by-county map purporting to show various degrees of lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride in the Silver State. By culling statistics from nationwide databanks of things like sexually transmitted...
  • Ada preacher charged with molesting young boys

    12/25/2008 8:00:13 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 57 replies · 3,050+ views
    NewsOK ^ | December 24, 2008 | Johnny Johnson
    Ada — A Baptist preacher told the Pontotoc County undersheriff he did not know why he had been molesting two young boys for several months, but it might have something to do with his numerous blood pressure medications.
  • Male lust is blind, research suggests

    07/26/2008 10:01:37 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 86 replies · 432+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 20 July 2008 | Roger Dobson
    Men have long been accused of judging women on looks alone, but even the plainest Jane can get their hormones raging, a study has found. Research involving a group of male students found that their levels of the hormone testosterone increased to the same extent whether they were talking to a young woman they found attractive – or to one they didn't fancy much at all. After 300 seconds alone in the same room as a woman they had never met before, and in some cases did not find particularly attractive, the men's testosterone levels of the hormone had shot...
  • Presidency: How Do Historians Evaluate the Administration of Jimmy Carter?

    03/06/2008 7:38:04 PM PST · by Kimmers · 57 replies · 315+ views
    History News Network ^ | June 1978 | Stephen Hess
    Mr. Hess is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Editor's Note: Following is a column Mr. Hess wrote in June 1978, when Jimmy Carter was just midway through his term. We think it's worth reprinting. It shows how early Carter's flaws became apparent to eagle-eyed pundits like Mr. Hess. Let us assume that Jimmy Carter is an intelligent, decent, hardworking man. Assume, moreover, that he has appointed to his cabinet and sub-cabinet many men and women who are experienced and dedicated. How, then, can a president - certainly no less mentally alert than most past presidents - with many...
  • Covenant of the Eyes

    01/11/2008 5:46:25 AM PST · by Manfred the Wonder Dawg · 46+ views
    email from Randall Easter | 9 Jan 2008 | Randall Easter
    Job 31:1 "I have made a covenant with my eyes; How then could I gaze at a virgin?" Job who is accredited with being a man of perfect integrity and a man who feared God and turned away from evil is showing us a depth of his heart that has kept him the man of integrity that he is. Covenant's are not contracts and are most assuredly not to be broken. Job has refused to bow to the low standards of his culture and has risen to a level that is blessed by God. Job understands that the eyes are...
  • Men Lust For Hourglass Curves, Say Researchers

    01/09/2007 5:53:04 PM PST · by blam · 215 replies · 9,091+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-9-2007 | Roger Highfield
    Men lust for hourglass curves, say researchers By Roger Highfield Science Editor Last Updated: 11:14pm GMT 09/01/2007 The traditional theory of beauty says that for every man who chases the voluptuous type, such as Jordan or Marilyn Monroe, there is another who prefers to woo a waif such as Twiggy or Kate Moss. But this and the idea that beauty is subjective and ever-changing has been overturned by Prof Devendra Singh and his daughter Adrian Singh. The psychologists from the University of Texas today publish research showing lovestruck men have only one thing on their minds: a woman's WHR -...
  • Satan's Arsenal: "The Seven Deadly Sins"

    09/25/2006 9:24:24 AM PDT · by Salvation · 100 replies · 2,238+ views
    GeoCities.com ^ | not available | Peter and Paul Ministries
    Satan's Arsenal"The Seven Deadly Sins" Peter and Paul Ministries 1)The SIN of PRIDE:Pride is the "mother of all sins" and is the cause of every other sin. Pride is an excessive self-love. Examples of Pride:* Boasting* Arrogance* Inordinate exaltation of oneself* The total rejection of the Catholic Church.* Stating one is already saved.* Picking and choosing Catholic teachings one wishes to follow. 2) The SIN of GREED:Greed wants to get its " fair share" and much more.The unquenchable desire for money or material possessions. Examples of Greed:* The love of money* Obsessive consumerism * Living beyond ones means *...
  • Government's Land-For-Taxes Lust - Property Must Be Protected From Seizure For Profit

    02/21/2006 8:58:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 622+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 2/21/06 | Jon Coupal & HJTA
    In some countries the use of eminent domain can be a life or death issue. Last June, in the small village of Shengyou, China, six people were killed and 50 injured in a bloody clash between farmers and hundreds of armed thugs sent by government operatives to seize their land. This was just one of thousands of disputes over land appropriation that take place each year in China Fueling these conflicts is the ambiguous nature of property ownership in China. The rights of farmers who hold land collectively are not made clear under Chinese law. Although farmers can acquire property...