i have truly enjoyed our exchange of opinions but i think we are far off the original subject and likely boring city paper readers with our babble. just a few last thoughts. first, i vote issues not along party lines. second, i enjoy my current financial status far too much to want socialism. third, i would certainly not vote strictly republican when our republican 'leader' is fighting a war in iraq to protect the financial interests of those 'in bed' with the saudis i.e. the bush family,dick cheney to name a few. this has not been a humanitarian war to rid iraq of its tyrant otherwise we would also be in darfur and other african countries preventing the mass slaughter and attempted genocide of innocent individuals. our republican 'leader' ,who i am positive you support, should be ashamed of himself for turning a blind eye to the plight of these people. how can he claim to be a good christian? somewhat hypocritical i am sure you will agree.
these are my final comments to you. i have enjoyed our discussions, look forward to your pointed response.
best of luck,
dpm, no doubt this will be an unsatisfactory answer, but I see proof of God everywhere every day. But, back to Jesus(God.) the New Testament is nothing but eyewitness accounts of Jesus's life. From what I've read, the gospels are some of the most undisputed historical documents ever studied. It's that whole rising from the dead, the important part, part that goes against everything you and I have ever known. Anyway, I can make assumptions about you from your posts. I assume that you vote Democrat. Whether you realize it or not, or want to admit, this means you suppourt socialism. I now ask for proof that socialism works. We'd have an easier time proving the existence of God.
detached from reality?? hmmm.you believe in the existence of a supreme being-god-for which there is aboslutely no evidence to support your belief. call it faith but you still have no proof. there is as much evidence for the existence of santa claus and the easter bunny as there is for a god.
the most important and final point i will make is as follows: if a god/gods does/do exist, the greatest gift he/she/they has/have given us is ethnic/racial/cultural and religious diversity. this world would be a better place if we appreciated and respected this diversity.
dpm, you are from the camp that believes people are basically good, and this being America, you have the right to your opinion, no matter how detached from reality it may be. I'll try and explain again. Jesus's message was that he loves us so much, he was going to save us from the fate that we all deserve, by placing the burden on himself.
...so jesus' message was that "people are scummy" and "deserve to die". where does it say THAT in the bible? now that is the epitome of compassion. good thing god was around to spare everyone. if this represented jesus' opinion, then no wonder the vast majority of people in this world are non-christian.
dpm, thank you for proving me correct with that post. "Be a good person" was not Jesus's message. His message was even more direct and straightforward. People are so scummy, that we deserve to suffer and die. But because God loves us so much, he sent his son to die in our place. That was Jesus's message. And through God's love, one will want to "be a good person."
jesus' message was pretty simple..be a good person. how complicated is this and why do so many people make it more complicated. this is also the basic message of islam, budhhism, taoism...etc. get the point.
Congratulations dpm. All you need to know about Jesus, you learned from Air America radio.
John Allen's comment 'i do love people and enjoy hearing the perspectives of others' is interesting. It really appears from his comments that he only appreciates the 'perspectives of others' if they agree with his perspective. He appears to criticize people who come across as non-christians. Hmmm..I thought Jesus preached tolerance of others. I think it is better to understand the messages in the bible than to be able to quote passages. I think the appropriate term for a narrow minded bible thumper is extremist.
Mr.Gupton said "Referring to John Graham Altman as a racist, homophobic fool ("Sugarplums and Lumps of Coal," Views, Dec. 27) reveals just how foolish Moredock himself can be (Matthew 5:22". Obviously the details of Altman's bad behavior haven't made it to Myrtle Beach. John Graham Altman IS a racist, homophobic fool.
In response to No Service,No Smile, it would would seem that if you watch the local news, you would understand why some restaurants would not want to deliver to some areas. It's not what you call and I quote "Fight the racist biogts who hate people" it's call common sense. The Charleston area crime rate is far above the national average in murder,rape,robberies and assaults.Every city from small to large has certain areas in their city that has a high crime rate, that is just the plain facts. If my son or daughter was a delivery person, I would also not allow them to go in certain areas. It is absurd that you would say that parents should teach their children not to be afraid of black people. In my 50+ years, I have never heard of anyone that I know tell their children something like that. Maybe you should contact the local media and tell them to stop reporting the crimes in the Charleston area. Maybe than you can get your pizza delivered.
This person does not remember how one lady came up against the schools and prayer and it effected the country right today. That is why the crime is up higher than it's ever been in centries and children having children is on the rise and I think that the government needs to pray before work if that is what they prefer. Now as of pushing one's religion onto anyone that is not the case. Just prayer is helpful to us as a Nation. Soldiers have been doing it during ever WAR this Nation has encountered into so STOP COMPLAINING AND JUST GET ON YOUR KNEE'S AND PRAY.
I fought in this present WAR and GOD so fit to bring me home to my love ones in one piece and a right mind, unlike many of my Comrades that DIED in that country, and there BLOOD is forever stained in the sand of IRAQ.
God Bless America, My home, Sweet, Home...
This is in response to the letter from Mark Smith.
Question - who are you referring to in this letter?
First, there is a distinct shortage of hills in the local area. That's why it is referred to as the Lowcountry, my Yankee friend.
Second, I suspect that a large percentage of the CP readership voted no on amendment one. So why are you using antagonistic language toward those who would otherwise be likely to agree with the points you are making?
There are decidedly less liberal media outlets to be found than the CP in South Carolina. Would your letter not have been better sent to one of those?
You are insulting readers who are every bit as sickened and saddened by this amendment as you yourself are.
Remember, liberals do not believe in good and evil. There is only rich and poor.
I would like to comment on the lady that describe a wonderful young man as a non- aggressive person, who should not be in an adult prison for blowing his grand-parents heads off with a shotgun. I ask myself would she feel the same, if it had been her parents or grand-parents? I think not. weather we want to believe it or not. there are monsters in our world, they come in all ages. i believe that the punishment should fit the crime regardless of the crime or the age of the criminals age. theres no one in this country 14 years old that doesn't know that its wrong to take a gun and kill another person. society has created these monsters and society should be helt responsible in destorying them. the weak judges that took parenting out of the home are the same ones to weak to put these monsters to death. why? they created them. Remember the victums. They had the right to grow old and die of old age.
I am sorry but I disagree..the issue with children today is really very simple...it is PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY. If I took a candy bar from a store, then I knew very quickly...I was held accountable, took it back, apologized, paid for it and then dealt with when I got home. Today, the child is "disadvantaged or underpriviledged". It's everyone else's fault. That is Baloney. The parents are accountable..the kids need to be held accountable. period. No one is perfect, no child is perfect, but they must learn from mistakes. If you lie, cheat or steal, you are accountable.
Yas....Sistuh, you spick de truth,sho-nuf!
Dat mayor BossHawg a real buttah ball and hard to
Ahs wondah if the REEL keyin done is to de face O
peeple who don't be allowed to show de SCRATCH in public. eh? Yeah Man! DAT be a fo_REEL SCRATCH!
I agree with your grammatical corrections, however, do not correct someone else's grammar when you yourself cannot write a paragraph that is consistently within the same tense.
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