SO, this is a day for celebration...a day to rejoice? I dont think so. SOme of our fellow bloggers seem to have no issue with same sex unions. I wonder if that would be th case if their Son or Daughter came home with their "girlfriend" in tow to proclaim you are now the proud parents of as JM would say, the new age. I am not so sure that if this issue were very close to home the same jubulation would exist. All we have done is further complicate what was once a understood issue that marriage and the building of a Family was a man and a woman. Homosexuality continues to be forced on citizens that do not suscribe to that lifestyle. Why can't someone be more interested in being know for the person you are as oppossed to who you sleep with? As these liberal policies begin to fall one by one I remind you that the fall of the Roman Empire was depravity and lack of a moral compass.
Just finished a book called "What In The World Is Going On Here" by Dr. David Jeremiah. I've never been one of "those guys" to talk about living in the last days, and possibly seeing Christ return. Always figured that every generation that would say that, kind of was putting their generation's problems above every other one from the past. But as I see more and more turning away from God, and what appears to be prophetic signs, I am beginning to believe that this generation may be in the final days...ever how many there are. I am at the point, where I truly wonder how much more will God, as in the Father of Jesus Christ and also the Holy Spirit, will put up with on this planet that He created to be a paradise between man and woman. Sin contaminated His perfect world, and we are seeing more and more evidence of just how sinfully contaminated our world continues to become. I know He is in control, but I also know that Satan has dominion over this sinful planet. I am so sad for my children and grandchildren, and fear what the future holds for them.
I will say this much (and it's not directed at anyone in particular). I think it's funny that people are making a big deal out of gay marriages citing that marriage is a sacred thing between a man and a woman. Since when? Looking at the divorce rates, the serial marriages and living together without any type of marriage, one would think that heterosexuals believe marriage is anything but sacred.
Opinions vary on almost any different subject.
This blog site provided by the Courier gives us each and every one the equivalence of the letters to the editor or writing of a column in the print edition of our local newspaper.
Some of us are more gifted in the skill of expression with the written word than others.
Obviously each of us enjoys posting our thoughts and opinions.
As Cal Thomas wrote long ago the moral slide of America started with no-fault divorce and now it's worked it's way to this point in our history.
Go read a A PILLAR OF IRON by Taylor Caldwell.
We are steadfastly following the path which ultimately brought down the Roman empire.
America is not the great nation that it was just fifty years ago.
When we kicked the morning daily devotional out of schools and therefore kicked God out of the front door, the Devil came into the back door and some of us welcomed him.
Appears to me that some of us continue steadfastly to welcome the Devil and his ways into our government as well as our lives.
And a few of us proudly proclaim such as homosexuality as something that others ought to not only tolerate but add praise for.
We had queers and lesbians when I was in high school and we did not shun them.
Sex and sexuality should be private for the sake of human dignity.
I've never misstreated a gay person however I've never approved of the lifestyle and that is my right.
At times when I've been approached I have rejected their advances.
Once when I was just a kid I had to ward off a virtual rape attempt by my boss at my place of employment.
I disagree with the school thing TOT. You should have your devotionals an prayers as a family BEFORE school. If you are given a good foundation at home, it doesn't matter where you go, it stays with you.
I appreciate what JimmyMack said. I also appreciate him and all who are willing to voice their opinions in a written form. Especially those who are willing to reveal their identities, that being said, not to offend anyone who chooses not to. I too have to be careful, not to generalize when it comes to political issues. My weakness/strength is that I often insert sarcasm in my writings, with the intent to "lighten things up a bit" but that to some can be interpreted as making light of the topic. But as I always say it is better to discuss a topic with one person who has the opposing view, than with a room full of people who agree with you.
Well this would be the appropriate blog for A$$ kissing! Jimmy Mack gets to attack and Mike Riddle helps cover his threats. BRAVO...
Name calling is one thing. I have it printed out where JM threaten myself and tot, to identify who we are, "NOW" I know were the info could come from.
Sheran there was no covering anything for JimmyMack, simply an appreciation for the comment that he made at 16:15. And I do appreciate all, including you, who take the time to express their views in a written format, because in most cases they are thought out. Not always, but most of the time. But in the words of Rodney King, "Can't we all just get alooong."
Mike thank you for monitoring and referee service.
Now and then you have to blow the whistle on some of us.
up2, as I said we all have our opinion.
In times past the world was more disciplined and structured.
I believe that to have been the vision our founding fathers held for the new nation.
It worked splendidly and we quickly rose to the top of the world power pecking order.
As we have adopted ever increasingly liberal stances our world status has declined accordingly.
As JM says it is a new world.
And sadly we are no longer admired and loved worldwide.
Putin has openly expressed his disdain for our President and now stoutly backs that up in the Snowden affair.
JM you old friend and I will never be in agreement.
Most of the decline in this country's status as well as the financial ruin is the result of Democrats agreeing with war mongering Republicans in exchange for ever increasing welfare etc.
If the two parties did not have a lock on the primary elections this country would be in much better shape.
I simply believe that a man should provide for himself and not be dependent on the taxpayers.
Not just a third party but all parties should be afforded the same access to the "Primary Election Ballot".
In our local elections I believe that the Liberty County Commission is the only partisan board.
I wish some of you who are good at research would look into this.
I believe the taxpayers of Liberty County foot the bill for the cost of polling places and the workers who monitor the voting machines and check voters identification etc on Primary election day as well as General election day.
However qualifying fees are paid to either the local Democrat or Republican party, and I don't think the parties cover any of the expense of the primary.
I have been told this by friends at my local breakfast club.
If this is in fact the way things are done, something seems wrong with that.
You are correct TOT, it is the tax payers who foot the bill in the elections. It comes to about $200 per voter (this is an average number as they vary form county to county.) Poll workers get about $90 for the work they do on election day. All monies collected goes to the party.
I did find out why you have to vote republican or democrat in the early elections. Say you had six democratic people running for office and one republican. Republican voter could vote for the weakest democrat so that in the run off the strong republican candidate would win.
I agree Seb BUT society as a whole is not concerned with the sanctity of marriage, yet these same individuas are willing to use it as a club against gays.
up2 thank you.
If the two parties contribute nothing towards the cost of holding a primary election then why cant a candidate pay the qualifying fee to the party of their choice?
What does the party do with the monies received from candidates?
They pay to the party that they are running as, be it republican, democrat, libertarian, ect. 70% goes to the party and 30% to the county. If running as a nonpartisan, then 100% goes to the county.
JimmyMack, with the "God loving" reference, it appears that you are meaning that they are Christians. You're treading on thin ice with some of your remarks. I'm close to having to call you down, and if I call you down, I can prove my point...you know me well enough to know I'm not just whistling Dixie if I say that. If they are Christians, and I will say up front, that Gays, Heterosexuals, murderers, liars, and even thieves, can be Christians. But JimmyMack you are moving towards shaky ground, with what you are "not saying" because I know you are a Christian.
MLC once again thanks.
I enjoy visiting this blog site.
There are several participants of both the left as well as the right who post meaningful comments.
Counter points are always good no matter the persuasion of the blogger.
Some of our bloggers seem to enjoy the darker side of the writer's art.
I personally don't think that "shock jock" writing adds anything worth while to the blog site.
As Dr. Carson said when they have nothing meaningful to say they attack.
And I'm all for breaking bread with you or anyone in here. Would love to sit down tomorrow with any and all and discuss politics, religion, husbands and wives (marriage), receding hair lines, military, even healthcare...I think we all can agree that it is a bureaucratic mess.