07/05/12 4:56 pm
@adalla: yes, sorry.
@dfg: maybe i'll do thay, but i'd likely do in in the religion in which i was raised. Thanks for chatting
07/05/12 8:31 am
7 off-topics posts in a row there... Have some consideration for folks here who want to discuss the issue presented. Thanks
07/05/12 8:00 am
@NYevo you asked "what is a person to do? My suggestion would be to get a Bible (I would suggest NIV or NKJV), find the Gospel of John, with an open heart and mind, ask God to reveal himself through his word and then begin reading. if you are sincere, your eyes will be opened
07/05/12 7:27 am
its as simple as the old childrens riddle, which came first, the chicken or the egg? most believers of the Bible can answer that one pretty easily.
07/05/12 7:20 am
@the beauty and complexity of nature are great examples. take "humans" for example. if we evolved from organisms in a "black smoker" at the bottom or the ocean or some primordial soup, then why aren't we "asexual"? what are the chances of two (men and women) evolving alongside each other with comple
07/05/12 7:05 am
@NY if it were just a path away from a terrible time/place then the path would usually end at recovery. I've been clean 13 years and still see Gods miracles every day.
07/05/12 6:53 am
@NYevo "some occasions" is correct. I think we're the ones that are more likely to openly share our experiences. Once I got into a church I found that I was in the minority. Most in church have been there since childhood.
07/05/12 4:22 am
Almost as if a person wants/has to believe in something at their lowest moments maybe because they need to in order to find a path away from a terrible time/place in their life. I don't want to have to hit rock bottom to find God. I don't want to fake my belief either. So what is a person to do?
07/05/12 4:17 am
@dfg: i'm very happy to hear that your life is all the better. I suspect that took a lot of work. My next comment is very honest and not an insult, so please don't take it that way. I have heard, and noticed in some occasions, that some people find God only once they have tragedy or hardship.
07/04/12 11:18 pm
@Asher you don't have to believe anyone or anything. God gave us free will to decide and believe and believe whatever we choose. We are each a sum of our experiences. My experiences have led me to believe in God. I wish you the best of luck with your choices!
07/04/12 10:35 pm
@GiantRobot - did you also go from crack adict, completely broke, divorced with a bunch of child support debt addind up daily to a successful founding leader of a small then large technology company, and! completely out of debt, without ever stepping foot in a rehab clinic or even seeing a doctor,
07/04/12 9:02 pm
The suggestion that Roberts changed his vote implies that he did NOT think the individual mandate was constitutional, but voted FOR it for some unknown (to us anyway) reason. Hence his clumsy and extra-legal justification and Scalia's odd-sounding "dissent."
07/04/12 7:38 pm
continued to reveal his might and magesty to me for the last 13 years. I cant begin to tell you all the ways here. he has made me understand that we are NOT a cismic accident and He is VERY real.
07/04/12 7:35 pm
@NYevo at 37 I was at the lowest point in my life, in the grip of addiction. I screamed out to God asking Him if he were real and if so to please help me and reveal himself to me. within 3 days He was working through non-believers to force my recovery and has
07/04/12 7:14 pm
@Adalla: i'm less interested in the technicalities of who should have done what. He clearly should only use the constitution as hid guide. That said, if he believes its constitutional, i'm fine with how he came to that decision
07/04/12 5:04 pm
@Komm seems like the Nobel Peace Prize Committee made a similar type of decision a couple of years ago and their prizes haven't meant very much since.
07/04/12 4:38 pm
NYEvo - no, they can't. That's very basic jurisprudence. They rule on the arguments brought before them. If one side neglects to introduce a point of law, like establishing that the court has jurisdiction over the case, they lose. Happens all the time. Laymen call it getting off on a technicality
07/04/12 3:33 pm
@NYevo. I was right there with you for 37 years. but when you look at things more closely- our (reasonable) laws are in place because of fear of bad people, the entitlements in this. country passed using fear as motivation. why single out religeon and say it not fair to use fear as motivation?
07/04/12 2:40 pm
@dfg: you are correct that fear is a great motivator. It does in fact motivate me to plan for retirement. Maybe I should myob. I just dont like when people use fear for religion persuasion. Glad to see we agree on the question though :)
07/04/12 9:49 am
@NYevo - Not sure if you were talking to me but don't we plan for retirement out of fear of poverty when we are too old -or are no longer able - to work? We plan for future accidents/illnesses out of fear by buying insurancees.
07/04/12 6:59 am
@Geo many holes in the Theory of Evolution and many many answers in Christ through the Bible. if no accident OR creator - then from what did we progress/evolve?
07/04/12 6:56 am
And no, A Supreme Court Justice should interpret the constitution, not make a decision based on his/her concern of the courts standing with the public. I certainly hope he didn't do that
07/04/12 6:56 am
@Geo I am sorry for making light of your answer last night - but you gave a very ambiguous answer. you said that we weren't a cosmic accident but God is imaginary. I don't see how both can be true? I beleived the same as you for 37 years but as I looked more closely with an open mind I found many ma
07/04/12 6:52 am
Its the same law, carried out the same way. If you go back in time and make an inconsequential word change and give the Dems the same 60 votes that the had, I suspect it would pass again
07/03/12 9:41 pm
you don't change your answer because you're afraid of what people will think. that's the point of the supreme court and their lifetime appointment period.
07/03/12 9:26 pm
Timber- give out of the goodness of your heart. Not because you were forced to.
Geo- and yet, it's an unproven theory. The main basis is that macro evolution is possible. Something we have no proof-evidence for. Say it till your blue in the face, but evolution is not fact.
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