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520kj 1 point ago +1 / -0

New response because I was very busy earlier and scanned over your last comment so quickly that I misunderstood it. Uneducated and distracted by housewifely duties though I may be, I didn't say that my character was implied, I said that your statements implied certain things about my character.

And yes, your argument really did consist of mostly insults and implications about my character, which I summed up as attacks. You filled in the empty spots between passive aggressive insults with one Bible verse and some hippy dippy phraseology. Anyone reading over our exchange can see that. You seem to have an interest in semantics. I myself am often hyperbolic in my writing. My use of the word "attack" was figurative, but you're correct that I lack business or political strength, as I'm not a man nor did I dedicate my life to trying to be like one.

I'd be interested in hearing your salvation testimony if you'd like to share it. Otherwise I agree that there's no need to keep dissecting each other's posts. I have a family to raise and a terminally ill loved one to care for and have already dedicated too much time to degeneracy. I hope you'll share your testimony!

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520kj 7 points ago +7 / -0

Michigan loves President Trump!

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520kj 5 points ago +5 / -0

Even in half-Whitmer's Michigan, everyone's gone back to work a long time ago. These people are either cowards or lazy.

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520kj 1 point ago +1 / -0

Some kind of UN resolution, I think I heard. The guys on NoAgenda talked about it.

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520kj 1 point ago +1 / -0

I like to share this link whenever I happen across conversations about Chinese communist meddling in the US: https://youtu.be/g1BbswU3i10

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520kj 3 points ago +3 / -0

My two favorite places in the world, ruined by dictators. I'm sad.

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520kj 1 point ago +1 / -0 (edited)

Right you are, on at least 3 points that I can see (thanks for the correction, I was in a hurry to respond while trying to get dinner on the table and used the wrong word).

Edited to add that I've been out of school for a long time and even then, never made it very far. I'm just a simple country housewife and never went to college. But I count my knowing and serving Christ as more valuable than any level of education I could possibly attain on earth!

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520kj 4 points ago +4 / -0

It must absolutely burn her up to see all the Trump signs and flags we're all flying up here!

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520kj 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yours is an unbelievably ignorant remark (attacking my intelligence) Too bad you can't see the difference between "hating the sin, loving the sinner." (again attacking my intelligence or moral character) You have thin skin. (attacking my character) You know this if you follow Christ [...] (attacking my character by implying I don't follow Christ) From your fire and brimstone, I can tell [...] (attacking my character by implying I'm self-righteous) I prefer to let God do the judging (implying I'm judgmental)

Those ^ are the statements that made me feel personally attacked. If that was not your intention, I accept that my feelings, although valid from my perspective, were leading me astray.

I've said my piece and won't argue with you. I assume you're a Christian since you're appealing to scripture, albeit very selectively. If so, you're my brother or sister in Christ, we agree that Jesus Christ is Lord, and I see no good in debating. If you're not a Christian, your opinions on Christian topics aren't relevant to me at all. In any case, I'm not interested in pursuing this line of conversation.

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520kj 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm a very flawed person, and being thin-skinned is indeed one of my faults. That's neither here nor there, however. Your entire argument here seems based on attacking my character, but all I've done is try to share my perspective, backed up by scripture.

God did indeed send Christ into the world to save us. You'll get no argument from me there.

I used the first book of Romans to show why some Christians are uneasy with the way homosexuality is held up as a norm rather than a sin. You threw out one cherry-picked verse to condemn me for sharing my perspective. I'm quite happy to end our pointless conversation here.

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520kj 9 points ago +12 / -3

That’s the core of the lie. His “bedroom” was the size of a full house, and he had whole families stay with him all the time.

This. MJ did nothing wrong.

(I'm not a fan of his music, btw)

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520kj 6 points ago +6 / -0

I wish Trump would bring Tucker into his administration. He'd help clean up the mess and I'd never have to watch Fox News again.

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520kj 1 point ago +1 / -0

"It is appointed unto men once to die, and after this, judgment."

I'm sorry about the loss of your loved ones. I've suffered some devastating losses myself and understand how easy it can be to get angry and blame them and their choices. But the fact is, we're all going to die. It doesn't make us weak or stupid.

The world is worthy of contempt, I agree. But I hate to hear someone speak so cruelly of their own departed kin. In my grief, I've learned that I have to accept that certain emotions like anger are going to come, and I have to allow them to come and go, not try to hold onto them stubbornly with my thoughts long after I actually stopped feeling them.

Blaming your loved ones for making choices you believe led to their deaths can be a normal part of the grieving process but it's better for you to let go of that after it no longer burns like fire in your chest. If the thought comes before the pain, it's a sign that your thoughts are holding onto the feelings when it's time to move past it.

I'm not even sure why I feel led to post this but I do, and maybe it's not for you at all in which case I'm sorry for tagging it on to your post.

I'm also sorry I made a stupid one liner reply to your comment, it wasn't nice of me at all and I hope you'll forgive me for being flippant.

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520kj 3 points ago +3 / -0

Same. As a kid in the 80s/90s, "Better dead than red!" was a common saying.

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520kj 1 point ago +2 / -1

By all means, keep toking. You won't be missed.

You seem nice.

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520kj 2 points ago +2 / -0

They've been around since '16 at least. They hold prayer gatherings.

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520kj 1 point ago +1 / -0

The thing is, we elected a government to take care of this shit for us.

We did our part. Now the government needs to do theirs and start protecting Americans from the domestic terrorists.

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520kj 3 points ago +3 / -0

Is anyone really itching for bloodshed here, or would they just like to see the current administration do something to protect Americans from this particularly insidious form of domestic terrorism?

The whole "someone should do something!" thing doesn't necessarily mean "we"... "we" have elected officials for a reason.

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520kj 2 points ago +2 / -0

Same. No doubts.

Hey, remember how history tells of the hero Lincoln jailing media and elected officials in order to preserve the union?

It's very interesting.

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520kj 1 point ago +1 / -0 (edited)

There's no reason to be insulting. Why would I need to "see the difference between hating the sin, loving the sinner"? Is that some sort of moral law you're expecting me to follow? Where does it come from? I follow Christ.

I take it you object to my use of the word "celebrating" but when you can't have a conversation about our favorite president's good looks and charm without someone virtue signaling to homosexuals, it's close enough to feeling like celebration to make a God fearing Christian uneasy. My comments here are meant to help others understand a certain position if they're interested in the free exchange of information, not to argue or make anyone feel bad.

For the interested: The first Book of Romans says that when people know God but don't glorify Him as God, they become vain in their imaginations and have darkened hearts. It says that they claim to be wise, but they become fools, and that they imagine God to be what He is not.

We see this today everywhere in our wider culture: everyone and their mother will tell you who "god" is and what "he" thinks and wants you to do. It's often the exact opposite of what God has already revealed about Himself through Christ and the Bible. But hey, "he" (er, a jewish lady, that is) has a Twitter account! This imaginary god that foolish people make for themselves is nothing new. The Book of Romans was telling an old tale even then.

When people imagine a god for themselves they are effectively turning their backs on the God of the Bible. They become vile in their affections and leave the natural ways. Homosexuality is explicitly mentioned as one result of this turning away from God.

But it doesn't stop there. The list goes on. And on. Homosexuality, fornication, covetousness, maliciousness, enviousness, murder, debate, deceit, malignity, whisperers, backbiting, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful...!!!

(It sounds as if we humans have no hope at all of pleasing God on our own merit, for if we're honest with ourselves we know we're no better than anyone on this list. Thank God for the work of Christ on the cross!)

Now, the chapter ends with the pronouncement that those who do such things are worthy of death. Not only that, but those who take pleasure in those who do those things, even if they don't do them themselves, are equally as worthy of death. As Christians who are thankful to God for His gift of salvation, it's particularly hard to stay silent whilst others pretend that a sin so grievous to God that He mentioned it specifically is a-okay. In fact, some may feel it's their Christian duty to speak up and let it be known that according to God, it is not a-okay.

As for me, I love our country and our President and my fellow Americans. I love sinners and want them to come to a saving knowledge of Christ and to turn from their sins and live the life that God would bless with happiness and contentment.

Even though we are such sinful beings, God sent His only begotten Son into the world, so that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. That's why, as much as I love the wonderful things and people in my last paragraph, I love Him more.

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520kj 1 point ago +1 / -0

Jesus died for the sins of the world. You can't show love for Jesus by celebrating the sins he died for.

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520kj 1 point ago +1 / -0

He wouldn't have had to die for our sins if our sins were tolerable, now would he?

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