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August 7, 2009 by judah528 on judah528
I'd venture to say that the rest of the world finds Americans very, very weird. If we locked ourselves into a room with a 100 diverse people from around the world and we had our internet connections, laptops, and jill e bags, they would look at us and be amazed. We'd be one of the 2 or 3 people in the room that has all of that. Over half of the world makes $2 a days and we are spending 10 to 20 times that on hannah montana backpacks and high school musical party supplies. It almost seems crazy. ...
July 8, 2009 by OckhamsRazor on Ock's World
I Facebook a lot.  And I have a lot of old friends who are diehard Christians.  I love them, just the same, but at times I become perturbed.   Here's the scenario.  Multiple facebook friends had significant others in surgery at the same time.  They all thanked God for their successful surgeries.  Ok, that's fine.  But something was missing.   Do you know how freaking long it takes to become a surgeon?  Have you ANY idea what is required to...
"Freedom comes from knowing the truth.  Bondage results from missing it." I read those words recently from a well known Pastor.  I thought, "Ain't that the truth?"  Someone here on JU asked me recently how I can "know" that I'm going to heaven since he believes we really can't know for sure.  I refuted that, because I do absolutely know for sure I'm going to heaven.  I have been set free from that doubt of not knowing.  There are some religious gr...
Early in his ministry the great evangelist and Bible teacher, Harry A. Ironside, was living in the area of San Francisco working with a group of believers there called "Brethren."  On Sunday as he was walking thru the city he came upon a group of Salvation Army workers who were holding a meeting on the corner of Market and Grant Avenues.  There were probably about 60 of them. When they recognized Dr. Ironside, they immediately asked him if he would like to give his testimony.  He ...
June 24, 2009 by OckhamsRazor on Ock's World
I've become very accustomed to Facebook.  In fact, it was Facebook that was the sole reason I hooked up with 8 of my old high school buddies for a party about one month ago.  It was an awesome party, and we all just shook our heads at the awesomeness of Facebook bringing old ties back to life.  It's a party which will grow and become annual.   But there's a downside.  I have to keep my mouth shut sometimes, and anyone here that knows me KNOWS that I refuse to keep ...
June 24, 2009 by OckhamsRazor on Ock's World
QFT __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I work as a scientist in the area of coating nanotechnology, or more precisely in the development of so called nano sputtering methods. Nano sputtering is a way to position single atoms or clusters of many atoms onto a surface to form a pattern with a nanometer thickness. Often the result is rather random; it is a little bit like firing off a shotgun against a wall with the atoms ...
June 16, 2009 by lobsterhunter on finding my way
 It seems as though from the beginning of time humans have had a simple, yet brutal, way of dealing with wrong: rocks. Someone would point out the offender, and the whole community would stand ready to hurl stones in the direction of the accused. This archaic approach to dealing with indiscretion is alive in well today. Of course we don’t actually pick up jagged rocks and stone people, but the weight of another’s judgment has the same cruel effect. I know this, because recently ...
I recently came across an old article that fell out of one of my books.  It was originally printed in Time magazine entitled "The Case for Teaching the Bible."  The question asked was should the Holy Book be taught in school?  According to the writer's opinion he said yes and made quite a good case for it.  He said it's the bedrock of Western culture and can be constitutional as long as we teach it but don't preach it.  Hmmmm.  Ok.  But I do bel...
May 6, 2009 by Leauki on The Leauki Empire
Continuation of a discussion at https://forums.joeuser.com/345884/page/13.
April 28, 2009 by erathoniel on Erathoniel's Blog
Okay, so I'm writing again. It's been a little while since I've written a theology piece, but I've been playing some Dwarf Fortress (which means I get a lot of idle brainpower time), so I've prepared an article on "Feelgood Faith" Imagine that there is a town named Feelgood. In this town people only do things when they want to. It's in a decent climate, and people don't complain that much. However, they find that there is a dearth of exciting new innovations coming out of their town, perhaps ...
I received this devo today and concur wholeheartedly.  Too many people are believing what they hear instead of what they know.  Some have no idea why they believe what they believe. Some believe because it suits their purposes.  Some just go with the flow.  I call it easy believism.  Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceit...
April 7, 2009 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
The cycle of violence between the Jews and the Egyptians continues with no end in sight in Egypt. After eight previous plagues that have destroyed the Egyptian infrastructure and disrupted the lives of ordinary Egyptian citizens, the Jews launched a new offensive this week in the form of the plague of darkness.  Western journalists were particularly enraged by this plague. "It is simply impossible to report when you can't see an inch in front of you," complained a frustrated Andrea Koppe...
I received this message in an email today.  I wanted to share it with those of you who would also appreciate the words!   Be Blessed  FOCUS ON YOUR SOUL  Bishop T.D. Jakes  If you truly want to break through your addiction to mediocrity, your recovery must be spiritual.  It doesn't necessarily involve going to church.  That is good, but without a personal relationship with God, churchgoing is empty. Focus on what your soul hungers and thirsts ...
March 17, 2009 by jdkeepsmiling on American Life
I was pointed to this survey by a friend. It is a very detailed survey of religious attitudes in America. The information is very interesting and thought provoking. I give it credence because they have been using the same methodology over many years, so even if they are wrong, they should at least show trends well. The trend, if you are a mainline Christian like myself, is not a good one. The old churches in every town, the Methodist and Presbyterian ones, are basically in a free fall. Catholi...
I was privileged to hear a great message the other day from a Pastor in my area.  There's not too many Pastors around here worth listening to these days as they have so watered down the truth it's hardly recognizable anymore especially in these days of the Prosperity Gospel being preached all over the airwaves.  His message was one of being joyful no matter the trials and tribulations we may go through.  Joy in our trials?  Yes we can have joy and rejoice in our trial...