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Night Club, Bars, Night Life. / Re: PARTY AT THE ROCKIN R
« on: November 27, 2007, 03:33:20 PM »
Yes it is true. Mike is now working at the Rockin R.

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Religion Opinion / Re: ghosts
« on: November 13, 2007, 07:16:12 PM »
The most logical place to go to get the facts about supernatural things is the Bible, the one authority about things that cannot be seen or explained by natural earthly laws. And indeed, the Bible does indicate that paranormal activity and interest in the spirit world would increase at the very end of time. Even more alarmingly, the Bible warns that these spirits will lure multitudes into worldwide deception .

"And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles , which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty." Revelation 16:13-14

With this in mind, how vital it is that we understand what the Bible says about ghosts, spirits, and the afterlife!

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Religion Opinion / Re: How Does the Devil Control Human Life?
« on: November 13, 2007, 03:43:23 PM »
I don’t have much faith in man nor how he comes up with dating the world or other things. How do we know what a billion years is or how the planet rotated then or how time was measured then?? We don’t! And things change everyday. New discoveries, new ideas, new ways of how we perceive events…. Etc….. yesterday is gone, let’s work on making it a better tomorrow while we enjoy and thank God for today!

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Religion Opinion / Re: The Age of the Earth
« on: November 13, 2007, 03:35:47 PM »
The simplest form of isotopic age computation involves substituting three measurements into an equation of four variables, and solving for the fourth. The equation is the one which describes radioactive decay:

P now = P orig . 2 [ - age/halflife]


Pnow - The quantity of the parent isotope that remains now. This is measured directly.
Porig - The quantity of the parent isotope that was originally present. This is computed from the current quantity of parent isotope plus the accumulated quantity of daughter isotope.
halflife - The half-life of the parent isotope. Standard values are used, based on direct measurements. (Constancy of decay rate is covered in the Age of the Earth FAQ.)
age - The value computed from the equation and the other three quantities, is the amount of time which has passed..... lol



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Religion Opinion / Re: How Does the Devil Control Human Life?
« on: November 13, 2007, 03:30:01 PM »
Research.... lol..... "Man" told me... lol

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Religion Opinion / Re: CAUTION PARENTS!!! PLEASE READ!
« on: November 07, 2007, 05:10:54 PM »
Digital Narosis...... The passion wasn't about making money??? It was about sharing the "good news". In the end it gives you hope. Did you see the passion?? Watch it if you can. Then come back and tell me what you thought.

You are NOT the dark angel you appear to be. What are YOU searching for?? Why this battle inside??

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Religion Opinion / Re: How Does the Devil Control Human Life?
« on: November 07, 2007, 04:21:58 PM »
Religion was created by man and we know he can play devil's advocate.

In 1993 the Human Rights Committee, an independent body of 18 experts selected through a UN process, described religion or belief as “theistic, non-theistic and atheistic beliefs, as well as the right not to profess any religion or belief.”

Religions and other beliefs bring hope and consolation to billions of people, and hold great potential for peace and reconciliation. They have also, however, been the source of tension and conflict. This complexity, and the difficulty of defining “religion” and “belief,” are illustrated by the still developing history of the protection of freedom of religion or belief in the context of international human rights.

Ever since the dawn of mankind, around 40,000 years ago, when God revealed the possiblity of his existence to mankind by giving humans a powerful imagination, people have wondered about their origins. Where did we come from? Who created us? Over the centuries, to answer these very basic questions, our storytellers have invented many myths, stories and dogmas. Religions are simply the outgrowth of these ancient myths and dogmas handed down from generation to generation and formalized into faiths, rituals and traditions.

Human Imagination, mankind's "special sense", is the power that separates mankind from all the other animals on Earth - it is made possible by a powerful brain, capable of comprehending the wonders of nature and the world we live in. Mankind now had the power to begin to comprehend the beauty that surrounded it. Something must have created all this magnificient beauty. I can "see" for myself, through my imagination, the beauty of its creations - it is everywhere I look. In order to understand the true nature of God, the Creator of the universe, we must separate the myths of mankind from the physical evidence of God's existence.

Religions are simply rules for living our lives morally. Rules made so that we are able to get along with each other - under the threat of eternal damnation or eternal happiness in heaven. Mankind creates political and religious rules - God creates the physical laws. We can choose, whether or not, we wish to obey mankind's rules - but we must obey God's laws (nature's laws) - we have no choice in that area. (You cannot step out of a window and decide to fall up rather then down. Nature's laws always prevail).

Religions are simply the outgrowth of ancient myths and dogmas handed down from generation to generation and formalized into faiths, rituals and traditions. They are tremendously powerful influences that control and guide the lives of billions of people in the world today. Some have done tremendous harm over the ages, (wars, inquisitions, torture, terrorism, and even human sacrifice) and some have done tremendous good by creating beautiful religious traditions and civilized moral codes (the ten commandments, etc.) to guide their followers.

Just be careful which myths and dogmas you follow. You can either choose to believe these stories or not. Just remember they are all put forth by human storytellers. Religions are based on faith and do have a definite place in our society for moral guidance, marriage rituals and burial services, etc. - but never take religion too literally.

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Religion Opinion / Re: How Does the Devil Control Human Life?
« on: November 07, 2007, 03:06:13 PM »
"Behind the disobedient choice of our first parents lurks a seductive voice, opposed to God, which makes them fall into death out of envy. [Genesis 3:1-5; Wis 2:24.] Scripture and the Church's Tradition see in this being a fallen angel, called "Satan" or the "devil."[John 8:44; Revelation 12:9.] The Church teaches that Satan was at first a good angel, made by God: "The devil and the other demons were indeed created naturally good by God, but they became evil by their own doing."

"Scripture speaks of a sin of these angels. [2 Peter 2:4.] This "fall" consists in the free choice of these created spirits, who radically and irrevocably rejected God and his reign. We find a reflection of that rebellion in the tempter's words to our first parents: "You will be like God." [Genesis 3:5.] The devil "has sinned from the beginning"; he is "a liar and the father of lies." [John 3:8; John 8:44.]

"It is the irrevocable character of their choice, and not a defect in the infinite divine mercy, that makes the angels' sin unforgivable. "There is no repentance for the angels after their fall, just as there is no repentance for men after death."

"Scripture witnesses to the disastrous influence of the one Jesus calls "a murderer from the beginning," who would even try to divert Jesus from the mission received from his Father. [John 8:44; cf. Matthew 4:1-11.] "The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil." [1 John 3:8.] In its consequences the gravest of these works was the  mendacious seduction that led man to disobey God."

"The power of Satan is, nonetheless, not infinite. He is only a creature, powerful from the fact that he is pure spirit, but still a creature. He cannot prevent the building up of God's reign. Although Satan may act in the world out of hatred for God and his kingdom in Christ Jesus, and although his action may cause grave injuries - of a spiritual nature and, indirectly, even of a physical nature - to each man and to society, the action is permitted by divine providence which with strength and gentleness guides human and cosmic history. It is a great mystery that providence should permit diabolical activity, but "we know that in everything God works for good with those who love him." [Romans 8:28.]

"God created man in his image and established him in his friendship. A spiritual creature, man can live this friendship only in free submission to God. The prohibition against eating "of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil" spells this out: "for in the 311 day that you eat of it, you shall die." [Genesis 2:17] The "tree of the knowledge of good and evil" [Genesis 2:17] symbolically evokes the insurmountable limits that man, being a creature, must freely recognize and respect with trust. Man is dependent on his Creator and subject to the laws of creation and to the moral norms that govern the use of freedom. "

Man's first sin........

"Man, tempted by the devil, let his trust in his Creator die in his heart and, abusing his freedom, disobeyed God's command. This is what man's first sin consisted of. [Genesis 3:1-11; Romans 5:19.] All subsequent sin would be disobedience toward God and lack of trust in his goodness."


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Religion Opinion / How Does the Devil Control Human Life?
« on: November 06, 2007, 04:39:27 PM »
Have you ever felt under attack by a force beyond yourself? Paul was well aware of such an influence when he wrote of the "law in (his) members, warring against the law of (his) mind" Romans 7:23. We are at war with the most formidable foe imaginable. His mission is to destroy our faith in God. Satan is not some mythical character with horns, tail, and pitchfork. He is very sophisticated and specialized. He is the greatest under-cover agent of all times., Biblical descriptions of him include everything from an angel of light to a ravenous beast. Anyone is a welcome challenge to him, from Adam to Jesus himself. Nobody is too good or powerful for his advances. He was strong enough to defeat one of the apostles of Jesus. Satan's attacks are relentless. He can provoke, tempt, enter into, transform himself, and vex. He is a cunning trap-setter, and his prey is man. The bounty he collects is eternal damnation. He loves to manipulate and control, and his most dreaded weapon is death. He convinces theologians that he is non-existent, and thereby gains his strongest foothold. It is easy to see evidence of his activity in today's world by observing the crumbling American home, vulgar speech, despicable movies, the conduct of office and factory personnel, and the cruelty of sports events. Satan's greatest temptations are hurled against "good people" not the drunkards, liars, thieves, adulteresses, and murderers. He already controls them. Both Christ and Paul were so aware of his influence that their teaching is filled with warnings and dangers for those who try to live godly lives (Matthew 24:24; II Corinthians 11:13-15; II Thessalonians 2:7-11; Galatians 1:8). "The devil has a file on you." He knows your name and shudders every time you confess Christ. He wants to destroy your desire to live a holy life. In short, he wants you to worship him. You may recoil at the spectacle of an organized "Church of Satan", but there are many other ways in which you can pay homage to him. An egocentric preoccupation with self is one of his most deceptive attacks. Satan is the originator of self-worship, because that is his basic nature (Isaiah 14:13,14; Ezekial 23:2). When one exalts "self" he robs-God of the praise rightfully due him only. And the devil is pleased. The popularity of the devil was revealed in a survey by Dr. Clyde Z. Nunn. The Cincinnati Inquirer of April 4, 1974, published the results of a study made by the Center for Policy Research, of which Dr. Nunn is Senior Research Associate. This study revealed that among the 3,546 persons interviewed, belief in the devil's existence was up 11 per cent and the certainty of God's existence was down 8 per cent. Though Satan is neither omnipotent nor omniscient, he has tremendous powers of manipulation. The Bible says, "And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness" I John 5:19. His sword of craftiness is wielded in the time and space container in which we dwell. The most catastrophic blunder man can make is the attempt to combat Satan without submitting to God. Many are disarmed by believing the devil is not fierce. We must decide to submit to God. His promise is, "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you" James 4:7. To resist Satan without submitting to God is only half the strategy. But even after recognizing the enemy and deciding to seek help, we must still put on the armor. God's arsenal is open to us. The battle array comes in all sizes. "Wherefore take unto you the whole amour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God" Ephesians 6:13-17.

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Religion Opinion / Re: SCIENCE SAYS ... BURY JESUS
« on: November 06, 2007, 03:51:54 PM »
Careful DN...... I don't think you're going to like his company!! LOL

The Devil, also known as Satan, is real. Though he is a spirit-being without a fleshly body, the devil is a real person. (God the Father, the Holy Spirit and the angels are other spirit-beings who do not have fleshly bodies. They are all real persons, too.)

We can know that Satan is a real person since: (1) He is mentioned along with other real persons, including Jesus Christ. (2) He is described with personal characteristics such as speaking, tempting and lying. (3) The devil is one of several angels who sinned and were punished by God. (4) God has prepared an eternal place for Satan and his angels. See Matthew 4:1-11; 25:41; John 8:44; and 2 Peter 2:4.

The devil is evil and desires people to become evil like him. Further, Satan will be punished forever in hell and he wants everyone to suffer the same punishment. In a figure, Scripture views the devil as a vicious lion stalking his prey. "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8).

Fortunately, the power of Satan today is limited by God. See 2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 6. Therefore, mankind is able to resist the influence of Satan. "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you" (James 4:7).

However, evil people are servants of the devil and they influence others around them to become evil also. The apostle Paul called a man a "child of the devil" (Acts 13:6-12) for trying to prevent another man from hearing the Word of God. Sometimes men who serve Satan appear to be righteous. "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works" (2 Corinthians 11:14-15).

When anyone practices sin, he is serving the devil. "He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil" (1 John 3:8). To turn away from righteous living is said in Scripture to be turning to Satan. "For some are already turned aside after Satan" (1 Timothy 5:15). Sadly, many people turn from God to Satan. "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils" (1 Timothy 4:1).

The devil is real and his evil influence is powerful. Many people are also evil and are children of the devil. However, remember, Satan can be resisted. Therefore, each of us has the personal responsibility: (1) to resist the devil, (2) to not practice sin, and (3) to submit to the will of God. Daily study of the New Testament will help one to accomplish these three goals.

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Religion Opinion / Re: SCIENCE SAYS ... BURY JESUS
« on: November 06, 2007, 03:40:52 PM »
For those who may still be trying to sort out their views on God, May I make some suggestions....

See the big picture

Firstly, keep a proper perspective on the importance of respective issues. The Bible contains around 1,300 chapters. It would be silly to reject the central theme of it because you disagreed with the way some Christians interpret one of those chapters!

Focus on Jesus

Secondly, focus on Jesus. The central theme of the Bible, and hence Christianity, is that God has made himself known to us supremely by entering human history in the person of Jesus and taking upon himself our human nature. The Bible declares that he lived a perfect human life, that he died on the cross for our sins to reconcile us to God, that he rose from the dead, that he now reigns as Lord, and that he will one day return to judge the world.

This is not the only way he has revealed truths about himself. The Bible states very clearly that God speaks through nature. "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands" (Psalm 19:1). "God's eternal power and character cannot be seen. But from the beginning of creation, God has shown what these are like by all he has made. That's why those people don't have any excuse. They know about God, but they don't honour him or even thank him" (Romans 1:20,21).

However, God's revelation of himself through nature does not tell us all we need to know about him. It speaks of his power, but not of his love. It does not tell us whether he is personally interested in us, or how we can have an intimate relationship with him. But if Jesus is all that the Bible declares him to be, then God has revealed himself to us in a manner that does tell us all we need to know.

Keep an open mind

Thirdly, don't allow prejudices about Christianity, whatever their source, to prevent you from looking at evidence. Dr Paley said:

There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all argument, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance. The principle is contempt prior to examination.

A good scientist, if he is to arrive at truth, must examine evidence. The history of science is littered with examples of how the discovery of truth has been delayed because scientists, for one reason or another, refused to consider evidence. Jesus is a historical figure. We have very good evidence for trusting the accuracy of the records we have about him. If he was not the divine Son of God he claimed to be, he must be the most remarkable con man in history. If you are interested in exploring the evidence for these things further, you may like to read the first four articles on this site; THE BIBLE Can we trust a book written 2000 years ago? EYEWITNESS Did the writers of the New Testament get their picture of Jesus right? GOD - MAN Is Jesus really God? RESURRECTION Did Jesus really rise from the dead?

Experiment

Fourthly, be prepared to experiment. If a scientist develops a theory he must be prepared to put it to the test. This may involve a step of faith. In Christianity, as in science, faith comes before certainty. We have enough evidence to point us in a certain direction. As we put it to the test, the evidence increases (or otherwise). Faith is not contrary to evidence, but is prepared to trust beyond where the evidence can go. In fact, faith sometimes comes before any evidence at all. A good example from science is Enrico Fermi's postulation of the existence of what he called a "neutrino", a quantity of energy that had neither positive or negative charge and no mass. This caused a considerable scandal in the field of science because no one could capture it. Some considered the whole idea a fraud and thought it might even be intellectually dishonest to continue to discuss its role in atomic physics. However, though there was no experimental evidence for its existence, some scientists persisted "in faith", and eventually evidence was forthcoming.

"Proof" is something that comes later and it is interesting that "proof"" is a concept that scientists are much less likely to use today. Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, in A Shattered Visage: The Real Face of Atheism, says:

God has put enough into the world to make faith in Him a most reasonable thing, and He has left enough out to make it impossible to live by sheer reason or observation alone.

A useful experiment could be something like this. Read through one of the gospel stories in a modern translation of the New Testament. As you do, tell God that whatever doubts you may have, you are open to any truth he may teach you and that you will follow wherever that truth leads. Ask yourself such questions as: Does this have the ring of truth about it? Could Jesus really have been invented by a group of enthusiasts? Was he really God? If not, who was he? What right did he have to make the personal claims on our lives that he obviously did? Is he worthy of my trust?

If you wish to take the experiment further with a step of real commitment, then you may wish to pray a prayer something like this:

God, whatever my doubts I am willing to trust you.

If Jesus really came into this world to die for my sins, then I accept his forgiveness.

I submit to him as the Lord of my life.

I invite you to come into my life and to give me the assurance of your love.

I ask you to mould me into what you want me to be and to fulfil whatever purpose you may have for me.

Help me to grow in my understanding of your truth and to live worthy of your love.
 

Should you take this step of faith, then continue reading through the New Testament, asking God to reveal himself to you as you do. My expectation is that you will find that the experience of the Holy Spirit in your heart will join with the growing understanding of God in your head, to give you the certainty that you are on the right path. Dr Nelles Silverthorne, a Canadian paediatrician who committed his life to Jesus Christ at a Billy Graham Crusade, said:

To a man of science, it [conversion] is the most convincing experiment I've ever done.

Professor Simpson, who in 1891 was elected President of the Royal College of Physicians, said in his farewell address on July 28, 1905:

I do not know in what mood of pessimism I might have stood before you today had it not been that ere the dew of youth had dried from off me I made friends with the Sinless Son of Man, Who is the well-head of the stream that vitalises all advancing civilisation, and Who claims to be the First and the Last and the Living One: Who was dead and is alive evermore, and has the keys of Death and the Unseen. My experience compels me to own that claim.

He was, of course, speaking of his experience of Jesus, of whom such phrases are used in the New Testament. Having thus experienced the reality of this living God, you may well begin to view this wonderful universe that he has created in a new light. Astronomer Hugh Ross, in an article in Christianity Today, put it like this:

How awesome to consider that God caused the big bang and all its components, including exotic matter and over 10 billion trillion stars, for the sake of knowing and being known by us in an eternal love relationship. The thought both reduces me to a speck of dust and lifts me up to the heavens.

Finally, if you do reject the fact that God exists, and that he is personally interested in you and wants to enter into a personal relationship with you, check on your motives for such an opinion. Often the reason we reject something that may be true has more to do with matters of the heart than of the mind. The agnostic, Aldous Huxley, once wrote with considerable honesty:

I had motives for not wanting the world to have a meaning: consequently assumed it had none; and was able without any difficulties to find gratifying reasons for this assumption. Those who detect no meaning in the world generally do so because, for one reason or another, it suits their books that the world should be meaningless. We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom.

Conclusion

I remember hearing a story about a man who as a student, over forty years ago, met with an elderly Anglican clergyman in Dublin, Ireland. During their conversation, the man asked him how he had found a personal faith in Christ. He explained that as a young man he had been sceptical about Christianity, claiming to believe that there was no God. One evening he got into discussion with a Christian who pointed him to Psalm 14, which begins, "The fool says in his heart, 'There is no God'." Having read it, he went outside and looked up at the stars in the heavens. At that point it dawned on him that he had indeed been a fool! His conversion to Christ followed as a matter of course.

"If you think strongly enough you will be forced by science to the belief in God"
Lord Kevin

Lord Kelvin, one of the most prominent scientists of the latter half of the nineteenth century, declared, "If you think strongly enough you will be forced by science to the belief in God." The insights science has given us over this last generation as to the amazing structure and development of the universe provide even greater reasons for faith.

Bestselling novelist, Susan Howatch, had houses in several countries and drove a Porsche and a Mercedes. She said that after the break-up of her marriage, "God seized me by the scruff of the neck", and she became a Christian. Recently she gave £1 million to Cambridge University to finance a lectureship in theology and natural science, having come to the conclusion that science and theology were "two aspects of the truth".

We need science. Above all we need Jesus Christ. The two happen to be on the same side.

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Religion Opinion / Re: A Dying God Coming Into Human Flesh
« on: November 05, 2007, 07:23:43 PM »
Digital Nacosis I KNOW YOU!! And deep in your heart you "R" a believer... so what's up with all this???

Some things simply are mysteries. No amount of investigation or scholarship can provide verification for what is most life-giving to humans. Things like faith, hope and love cannot be proven by scientific or intellectual inquiry. They are true because we know them to be true in our heart even though there is no outward confirmation of their truth. When, however we are in a place of uneasiness or fear, the very things we intuitively know to be true seem suddenly ephemeral.

We begin to wonder if we have been wrong, if we have misjudged our intuition, if God really is nothing more than a hopeful image we’ve created for ourselves in our minds. But then, in the flash of an instant we feel a warmth in our soul, or view a sunrise that halts our breath, or experience love full and free and we know the Holy One has glanced our way. No external proof tells us—we know it in the deep of our being.


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Religion Opinion / Re: CAUTION PARENTS!!! PLEASE READ!
« on: November 05, 2007, 07:04:13 PM »
I agree "just_me"!! And I respect your opinion. Religion is a difficult topic. The word “religion,” meaning to bind fast, comes from the Western Latin word religare. In 1993 the Human Rights Committee, an independent body of 18 experts selected through a UN process, described religion or belief as “theistic, non-theistic and atheistic beliefs, as well as the right not to profess any religion or belief.”

Religions and other beliefs bring hope and consolation to billions of people, and hold great potential for peace and reconciliation. They have also, however, been the source of tension and conflict. This complexity, and the difficulty of defining “religion” and “belief,” are illustrated by the still developing history of the protection of freedom of religion or belief in the context of international human rights.

I'm just worried about the younger children. Exhibiting a negative attitude can easily rub off on kids. Maybe that's why they are shooting eachother in school. Are they without hope?? They look to us for examples of how to respond to challenging situations. I just wanted to share the post about the movie for those who may not want their children to watch it. Sad thing is that regular TV is just as bad. I have 6 children and it's hard. Anymore I have to point out the "good" things just so they don't miss them. They see and hear enought bad everyday. It's depressing just watching the morning news anymore. My children ask me questions that I don't think they are ready for but the world doesn't wait. "Mommy what does sodimize mean?" askes my 5 year old. I'm just trying to stay positive... at least for them...ya know....

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Religion Opinion / Re: CAUTION PARENTS!!! PLEASE READ!
« on: November 05, 2007, 04:46:54 PM »
No one can deny that there is evil in the world. How are we to discern whether this is simply the result of human nature, as opposed to evidence of some outside force at work?

It is interesting to look at the way Satan worked in the Bible and compare that with the issues we face in day-to-day living.

When Satan tempted Jesus, he appealed to three things: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life. First he challenged Jesus, after a 40-day fast, to use his powers to make food and satisfy His fleshly needs. Then he challenged Jesus to look at the world from a high place and offered Him dominion over all He saw. Finally, he tempted Jesus to throw Himself down from a tower, saying that surely, as God's son, He would be saved - an appeal to pride.

Whatever temptations we face, they seem to fall into these categories as well. Pornography, adultery, gluttony all appeal to lusts of the flesh. Materialism and the quest for power appeal to the lust of the eyes. And even as we strive to reach spiritual heights, we are threatened with the sinful pride of believing WE are more important than God.

Perhaps the devil doesn't appear to us in person. Perhaps he doesn't caper about with a pitchfork, with horns and a forked tail. But we may know he is there by the way he acts, just as we may know a skunk is near through its unmistakable stench. 


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Religion Opinion / Re: A Dying God Coming Into Human Flesh
« on: November 02, 2007, 03:23:17 PM »
Sometimes we would like to believe in God.
It would be reassuring to believe that the universe was controlled by an almighty supreme being, especially if we believed that He was benevolent and looked after us.
But faith doesn't come easily.
We see the power that evil has and wonder why God doesn't intervene.
We pray, but sense that our prayers go nowhere.
We've gone to church but either have found no connection to our lives or have found nothing more than pop psychology.
We try to convince ourselves that believing in God is irrational, but being certain that He doesn't exist is also irrational, so we end up with nothing but uncertainty.
We can't believe, but we can't altogether dismiss the idea either.
We may know people of faith and envy them their faith but not understand how they got there. "Why do they believe and I don't?" Are they just deluding themselves, or is there some real basis for their faith?
Do you have to stop thinking and questioning to believe in God?
God made man a thinking, questioning creature; He expects us to think, question, and doubt. What we shouldn't do is assume that we know all about it.
The way to faith is much the same as the way to any deep knowledge:
•   •       put your mind on the subject
•   •       submit to it, not expecting to master it in a moment
•   •       come in a seeking mode, listening, trying to absorb, not rejecting what you don't understand yet
•   •       learn from those who know
Oddly, we seldom seek God in this way. Instead, we tend to make up our own ideas about who God is (or isn't) and what our relationship with Him is (or isn't).
Just as there is real truth to be discovered about the world, there is real truth to be discovered about God and man's relationship to Him.


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Religion Opinion / CAUTION PARENTS!!! PLEASE READ!
« on: November 02, 2007, 02:59:18 PM »
Bill Donohue, president of The catholic League, has condemned "The Golden Compass" as a pernicious effort to indoctrinate children into anti-Christian beliefs and has produced a 23-page pamphlet titled The Golden Compass: Unmasked in which he maintains that Pullman "sells atheism for kids". Donohoe told interviewer John Gibson on Oct 9, 2007 why he believed Christians should stay away from the film....
Please go to Snopes at:

http://snopes.com/politics/religion/compass.asp

Watch this video by Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League.

http://catholicleague.org/videos/

----------------- Bulletin Message -----------------
From: [font='times new roman']Catholic Keepers, Defenders of the Faith
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Date: Oct 26, 2007 10:40 AM


http://snopes.com/politics/religion/compass.asp

You may already know about the kids movie coming out in December
starring Nicole Kidman. It's called The Golden Compass, and while it
will be a watered down version, it is based on a series of children's
books about killing God. (It is the anti-Narnia.) Please follow this
link and then pass it on. From what I understand, the hope is to get a
lot of kids to see the movie - which won't seem too bad - and then get
the parents to buy the books for their kids for Christmas. The quotes
from the author sum it all up. I hope it totally bombs because we were
all paying attention!
God sets His truth in picture frames of life.



Subject: Caution with this Movie...

There will be a new children's movie out in December called "The Golden
Compass". The movie has been described as "atheism for
kids" and is based on the first book of a trilogy entitled "His Dark
Materials" that was written by Phillip Pullman. Pullman is a militant
atheist and secular humanist who despises C. S. Lewis and the
"Chronicles
of Narnia". His motivation for writing this trilogy was specifically
to counteract Lewis' symbolisms of Christ that are portrayed in the
Narnia
series.


Clearly, Pullman's main objective is to bash Christianity and promote
atheism. Pullman left little doubt
about his intentions when he said in a 2003 interview that "my books
are about killing God."
He has even stated that he wants to "kill God in the minds of
children". It has been said of Pullman that he is "the writer the
atheists would be praying for, if atheists prayed."

< BR>While "The Golden Compass" movie itself may seem mild and
innocent, the books are a much different story. In the trilogy, a young
streetwise girl becomes enmeshed in an epic struggle to ultimately
defeat the
oppressive forces of a senile God. Another character, an ex-nun,
describes Christianity as "a very powerful and convincing mistake."
In the final book, characters representing Adam and Eve eventually kill
God, who at times is called YAHWEH. Each book in the trilogy gets
progressively worse regarding Pullman's
hatred of Jesus Christ.



"The Golden Compass" is set to premier on December 7, during the
Christmas season, and will probably be heavily advertised. Promoters
hope
that unsuspecting parents will take their children to see the movie,
that they
will enjoy the movie, and that the children will want the books for
Christmas.



Please consider a boycott of the movie and the books. Also, pass this
information along to everyone you know. This will help to educate
parents, so that they will know the agenda of the movie.

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Night Club, Bars, Night Life. / Re: A New Local Comedy Show
« on: November 02, 2007, 02:48:00 PM »
Rockin R is having another comedy show on Nov 17th and again Dec 1st. Both r Saturday nights.

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Well here it is Fri morning and I'm eating my words!  %%$%$$#
Where were the costumes??  ??? I think the problem is everyone wants to look their best in hopes of "hooking up" lol!!   I saw pics of your costume last Thurs. It was cool!

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Fire Marshall says 650.

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That's not true. You must have been somewhere else. I think you r just trying to stir up stuff and that's not nice! Thurs nights r our best night. 600+ people and we always have a blast. I don't remember seeing YOU last week!

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Thank you "Bird" for the interception there!! lol  No we are NOT closing!!
It is true that the venue is for sale. My parents have been in the business for 20 years now. They are tired and need to enjoy there life while they can. Soooooo........... "Nelly"...... if your reading this... bring on your apple bottom jeans and your pimp juice because I have got a place for you!!! LOL

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THIS THURSDAY NOV 1ST THEY WILL BE HAVING ANOTHER HALLOWEEN PARTY @ THE ROCKNR.
CASH & PRIZES
WEAR YOUR COSTUME!!
 

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RUMOR IS THEY ARE HAVING IT AGAIN NEXT THURSDAY! NOV 1ST. SHOULD BE A LOT OF FUN!!

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WAYNE RENN WILL BE LIVE IN CONCERT @ THE ROCKIN R TONIGHT!!! FRI  OCT  26TH
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Pre-Halloween Extravaganza!
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Night Club, Bars, Night Life. / Re: "Gamers" needed @ The Rockin R
« on: October 18, 2007, 04:05:13 PM »
Still looking for more gamers. Call The Rockin R at 573-336-4244 for details. Ask for Perris Rask(owner)

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Night Club, Bars, Night Life. / "Gamers" needed @ The Rockin R
« on: September 13, 2007, 08:07:15 PM »
The Rockin R is looking for individuals 18 + who are knowledgeable and interested in playing PC and Xbox games and possibly starting a tournament. Half-Life, Team Fortress and Halo 2 are the 3 games we are starting with but there are many more. Those interested need to meet at The Rockin R on Saturday Sept 22nd at 3:00 pm. For more information call 573-336-4244

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