Since Nov 26, 1998
When the Orthodox venerate an Icon of a Saint, we are not bowing down to paint and wood, nor are we bowing down to the Saint, but rather we are venerating the Christ in that Saint, and we are humbling ourselves in the process. The honor goes to the prototype, which is Christ our God. All of the faithful within the body of Christ are "baptized into Christ", and have "put on Christ". In our unity of faith, we therefore look to the Christ within one another. It is a wonderful reminder that when we come upon a fellow Christian in faith and love, WE are the lower one and we bow low before the Christ showing forth in them.
FormerLib enjoys exposing Islamonazies and the pro-Moslem propagandists and anti-Christian bigots (particularly those claiming to be Christians) who hide behind anti-Serb postings to conceal their support for al-Qaeda backed terror. Beware the nonsense spouted by the Islamonazi Dodo-Bird, "Srebrenica! Squawk! Srebrenica! Squawk! Srebrenica! Squawk! The Serbs deserve it all because of Srebrenica! Squawk!
I'm also getting quite a bit of pleasure watching one of our more offensive former FR Islamonazis in his quest to rejoin the board. Of course, he's such a complete idiot that he keeps earning new banishments (banned screen names include Ronly Bonly Jones (AKA the Gay Caballero), Santino Sonny Corleone, Appalled but not surprised, nameless-fool, old-and-old, Ghost_of_RBJ, Great Prophet Zarquon, prometheus1982, and Senojbr among others) in record time. Yeah, looks like he's back again, oh wait...banned again. Geez, what a tool! "Squawk!"
"The Kosovo-Albanians have played us like a Stradivarius. We have subsidized and indirectly supported their violent campaign for an ethnically pure and independent Kosovo.We have never blamed them for being the perpetrators of the violence in the early '90s and we continue to portray them as the designated victim today in spite of evidence to the contrary. When they achieve independence with the help of our tax dollars combined with those of bin Laden and al-Qaeda, just consider the message of encouragement this sends to other terrorist-supported independence movements around the world. Funny how we just keep digging the hole deeper!"Maj-Gen. Lewis MacKenzie
"Kosovo's fields have been watered with the blood of Serb Christians for centuries. Why should I think that I am any different than any who came before me standing to witness for Christ? If God decides that the fields need more blood to make them fertile, here I am and here I will stay so He will know where to find me, standing for Him."An Anonymous Kosovo Serb
Without God, there is no virtue, because there's no prompting of the conscience. Without God, we're mired in the material, that flat world that tells us only what the senses perceive. Without God, there is a coarsening of the society. And without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under. If I could just make a personal statement of my own -- in these 3 1/2 years I have understood and known better than ever before the words of Lincoln, when he said that he would be the greatest fool on this footstool called Earth if he ever thought that for one moment he could perform the duties of that office without help from One who is stronger than all.Ronald Wilson Reagan
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.John Stuart Mill
My position is that God's eternal decrees with respect to the salvation of individuals, is conditioned upon their either accepting his provision for them, or their rejection of same. The Bible says it is conditional. You say it is not. I'll go with the Bible. I challenge you to show me one Father of the Church who believed that Adam's fall was not conditional upon his obedience to God. I challenge you to find a Father prior to St. Augustine who denied that men cooperate with God's grace, and that their salvation is conditional upon their acceptance or rejection of God's grace.Dn. John Whiteford
...the Federal government is no longer one of limited and enumerated powers...By holding that Congress may regulate activity that is neither interstate nor commerce under the Interstate Commerce Clause, the Court abandons any attempt to enforce the Constitution's limits on federal power.Justice Clarence Thomas
To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions he disbelieves is sinful and tyrannical. Thomas Jefferson
Accusations from the left are merely confessions!the firstname.lastname@example.org
It's not that liberals don't know anything; it's just that they know so many things that aren't so."Ronald Wilson Reagan
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.George Washington
"Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles." Patrick Henry
"And so now the tables are turning. Out of the dimness, and dungeons, and death of communism, the Russian people crave a return to the Christianity they were so long deprived of, and their state is slowly waking up to the value of faith in private as well as in public life. While, strangely, in America, the home of religious liberty, Liberalism and the ACLU, embrace the old communist line and strategy, wherein daily, in the name of freedom, they labor in every state, every county, every city, every village, and soon in every home, to crush the religious liberty our forefathers bequeathed to us. Which turning of the tables ought to give us pause."Steve Farrell
" I agree that "thirty or so years ago the woman who became Dr. Laura Schlessinger made some significant errors in judgment." I did too. I thought that I knew it all. God allowed me to survive long enough to recognize the errors made in my youth and give me time to repent with a thankful heart. Dr. Laura's advice is tough for youth to take. However, if youth heed her righteous advice they will have mature years free of regretful flashbacks."Freeper ASA.Ranger