Friday, May 26, 2006

IN MEMORY OF ALL OUR BRAVE MEN & WOMEN * MEMORIAL DAY 2006



"No tree is so foolish as to have branches that fight among themselves." PRAY FOR PEACE

GREAT SPIRITS HAVE ALWAYS ENCOUNTERED VIOLENT OPPOSITION FROM MEDIOCRE MINDS - Albert Einstein

MEMORIAL DAY 2006: An Open Letter to Congress from a Mother Who Gave Her Son for America
Karen Meredith Remembers Her Son, Kenneth Michael Ballard, KIA in Iraq on May 30, 2004... from BRADBLOG.COM

Karen Meredith Remembers Her Son, Kenneth Michael Ballard, KIA in Iraq on May 30, 2004...
We first met Karen Meredith in Crawford, Texas last Summer where she was one of many Gold Star family members standing with Cindy Sheehan who'd also lost her only son...

On September 9, 2005, nearly a year and a half after she learned of the death of Ken in Najaf, the Army informed her that her son's death was an accident. They had known for a year, but failed to tell her. We blogged about that here.

An Open Letter to Members of Congress and the Senate

I want to tell you about one soldier that will be remembered this Memorial Day. 1Lt Kenneth Michael Ballard of Mountain View, California was 26 years old when he was killed in a fierce battle in Najaf, Iraq on 5.30.04. His gravestone at Arlington National Cemetery is plain. That headstone in Section 60, Site 8006 tells when he was born and when he died. It describes his valor and heroism with his medals, his 3 Bronze Stars, 2 with valor and his Purple Heart.

But you need to know more than that about Ken. You need to know this because you sent my only child to his untimely death. You are keeping our members of the military in harm's way in Iraq and you have the power to bring them home and to stop this senseless killing...

Ken was my only child. He was the oldest of 15 grandchildren. I raised Ken on my own for 25 years and I loved him a lot.
A mother wants to know her child is loved, but she doesn't want to find that out at his funeral when he is only 26 years old. And she surely doesn't want to watch his 26 year old friends bury their best friend. There is just something not right with that picture, but there is nothing right about this story.

A mother wants to watch her son grow to be the man he would have been. She wants to see him gaze into the eyes of the woman who will be his wife, and a mother wants to dance with her son at his wedding. She wants to hold his firstborn, counting the fingers and toes of this, her first grandchild. Would that baby have had the same cleft in their chin- just like their daddy? I'll never know because my baby came home in a box covered with a flag.

My son took an oath to defend the Constitution and to obey the orders of the President of the United States. In return, his Commander in Chief and this country owed him the TRUTH about the mission and why he and his men were going into harms way. They should never be sent into combat without suitable equipment or proper training. They should never be sent to into war without proper planning and without an exit strategy. They should never be sent into hostilities unless it is our last option. In March of 2003, there were other options.

You sent my only child to his untimely death. You are keeping our members of the military in harm's way in Iraq and you have the power to bring them home and to stop this pointless killing.

When you visit that cemetery to participate in Memorial Day ceremonies and proclaim the words of a grateful nation, look beyond the names on the headstones. Know there is a loving, broken family left behind every single one. Think about Ken. Look at his face; look at his eyes. He is one of 2463 US soldiers to die in this illegal war so far. He was the 100th soldier from California to die in Iraq. Ken is not a number, he's not a statistic. Think about Ken and the life that was stolen from our family when you vote to continue funding this war. It is time to end the lies. It is time to put up a vigorous fight to come up with an exit strategy that will end this war now. Do that because it is the right thing to do. Do it for Ken and for me. No other family should have to travel this hellish journey.

Where will you be on Memorial Day? What will you do to really honor our soldiers? I will be at Arlington National Cemetery on this Memorial Day 2006. It will have been two years since Ken was brutally killed.

Karen Meredith
Proud Mom of Lt Ken Ballard- KIA 5.30.04
www.ltkenballard.com
http://gsmso.blogspot.com/
Gold Star Families Speak Out

GOD BLESS THE REPORTERS WHO DIED TODAY, and the critically injured journalists in Iraq.

DA VINCI CODE
Tuesday I'll put the Vegas show back at the top. This is more important now. Just saw the Da Vinci Code and it resonated with me in the way Christ's true words do -- deep inside there is no denying the truth. The controversy surrounding Dan Brown’s blockbuster has opened an important dialoge about the foundations of the world’s oldest religion. I think its important to say here that whether or not one believes that Jesus was married or not, makes no difference; his essential message stays the same: "Love one another." I happen to believe he performed healing miracles and wanted us all to do the same, for the same mind that was in Christ is in us; and the kingdom of heaven is within. "And these signs will follow those who believe: they will heal the sick and raise the dead." He wanted us to uncover the Christ consciousness within all of us. It’s important to keep in mind that the Da Vinci Code in no way diminishes the beauty and reality of Christ’s ministry; after his crucifixtion, his name and his teachings exploded. Christianity grew exponentially and took on a life of its own: the Romans saw this as an opportunity to capitalze on this movement and form a ritualistic church in order to control this booming trend. But Jesus himself taught no theology whatsoever. In fact, the main evil he warned against repeatedly was overly religious people — and Pharisaical thought. The right-wing evangelicals have also mistakenly twisted Christ's message and have wrongly focused on the letter over the spirit of his teachings. Their obsession with sexual immorality tells a lot about them, not anyone else.

THE DA VINCI CODE: Why it Matters

Theologian: Clergy need to learn why ‘Da Vinci’ resonates by Helen Yanulus
A professor in the Theology/Religious Studies department of the Jesuit school, University of Scranton , Eric Plumer, is apparently working on a book called The Da Vinci Phenomenon: Why the Religious Claims Made in ‘The Da Vinci Code’ Have Struck Such a Chord in America. A rather unweildy title, but my heart sings with the knowledge that an institutional scholar is taking the reaction to DVC seriously in potentially positive ways.

Eric Plumer…noted that Brown’s religious thriller is “selling like hotcakes” because an element of the book — which was adapted for the big screen and made its debut last weekend — has resonated with readers. That interest swirls around the role of Mary Magdalene. Plumer’s belief is that Mary Magdalene’s mistaken reputation as a harlot is what people are responding to, as people realize how her faulty identity and the devaluing of women throughout Christian history has damaged the appreciation of the feminine in Western culture. Plumer noted that thoughts of sexuality were at one time regarded as degrading, impure and disgusting. But Jesus didn’t have that fear of women or sexuality.

My note: The Church has tried throughout history to erase women. I heard Al Rantell on KABC Talk Radio actually read from the Canon of the Vatican a paragraph that said something to the effect that "nothing was worse than lying down with a woman -- and it implied that even sexual contact with minors or boys, though wrong, was preferable." My jaw dropped when I heard this.

Also, what is wise or helpful in making priests celibate? How can they understand their married parishoners? And Jesus said, "Call no man 'father' on the earth." Where do priests get the gall to have people kiss their gold rings and call them "Father?"

I believe that the appeal of the book goes beyond this into an extra-Christian interest in the “sacred feminine,” but we’re going in the right direction here. Although Plumer obviously believes that Jesus was celibate, he goes on to reflect on issues of sexuality and the acceptance of women in Jesus’ ministry: “Many people like the idea that Jesus was more human and capable of understanding love between a man and a woman."

“It’s not Dan Brown’s fault that the novel is so popular. Churches have to ask themselves, ‘What aren’t we doing?’” Plumer said. “I think people sense that women were left out. That wasn’t the attitude of Jesus Christ. Jesus’ attitude towards women isn’t fully reflected in the church.”

797 comments:

  1. Lydia,

    Not to detract from your star qualities or anything, but Destiny is looking pretty sweet in that picture.

    Hook us up.

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  2. Never mind. I see she's married too.

    Dagnabbit.

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  3. Lydia,

    I am working in Colorado for the next few weeks so I will drive over and catch your show.

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  4. Tall Texan1:42 PM

    "worfeus said...
    Lydia,

    Not to detract from your star qualities or anything, but Destiny is looking pretty sweet in that picture.

    Hook us up.

    1:07 PM "

    Don't be a pig, Worfeus, just let the women do her their act. Stop droolling.

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  5. Aren't you supposed to be off eating a Cowpie or something Tiny Texan?

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  6. Calm down TT, Worf was being a gentleman. Any normal healthy male can recognize Destiny is hot.

    I, however, respect her status as being married with children.....I was unsure before as Lydia's details about her were vague.

    Damnnnnnnn!! :D

    However, if she was single, I would rip Worfs pink turban in a second to get to her. LOL

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  7. Lydia said

    "and having guest bloggers. Including someone you know."

    OH GOODY....I hope its Winona Ryder, Deborah Valkenberg, or Jim Bullock....hes funny!

    Hmmmmmm....wonder if Deb would consider dating a lovable guy like me?

    :D

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  8. Lydia said

    "Am in rehearsals now and also a lot of work that is really changing my thinking about the whole world picture."

    Obviously, my influence on Lydia is finally paying off.

    Wonder if she will remember me if she makes it to the top?

    :|

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  9. Fluffoooooooooooooooooo........!

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  10. Mike has pissed me off a few times but he aint no weirdo.

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  11. Waitress?

    I'll have what Johnny's havin.

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  12. Marines may be charged in Iraqi civilian deaths
    Reuters - 1 hour, 57 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON

    U.S. Marines could face criminal charges, possibly including murder, for their involvement in the deaths of up to two dozen Iraqi civilians in Haditha last November, a defense official said on Friday.

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  13. I almost became a believer last night. Steven Colbert showed a tortilla with a figure of Jesus on it.

    If I were blind, I might have actually had faith in the tortilla.

    LOL

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  14. This is what the trolls like TURDWEASAL call 'nothin'.

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  15. I would find it difficult praying to a Tortilla.

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  16. Maybe the reason Jesus keeps appearing in all these different types of food is because he is trying to convey a message.

    I wonder what the message is?


    Eat me?

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  17. Worf said

    "Waitress?

    I'll have what Johnny's havin."

    Actually Worf, I have a date with a slim bartender soon..... she seems mature and nice.

    Also, I have invited a few chicks on here, however, if it were'nt for you and WD scaring them off, they might actually post.

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  18. Oh no.

    Wouldn't want to deter those of the female persuasion from chatting with Worfeus.

    Tell them I'll try and tone it down.

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  19. Well, OK, just behave yourself.

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  20. Religious right using Mary Cheney's name for anti-gay fundraising
    by John in DC - 5/26/2006 10:15:00 AM


    One of the lead religious right groups, the Family Research Council, is attacking Mary Cheney by name in a fundraising letter, and accusing the openly-gay daughter of the vice president of "working to undercut the importance of marriage to our survival as a society."

    Here's a bit more from the email solicitation they sent out yesterday (full solicitation is below):
    We have our work cut out for us as you know. In the past few weeks, the media have been filled with appearances by Mary Cheney and others who are working to undercut the importance of marriage to our survival as a society.

    The media have delighted in the fact that Vice President Cheney's daughter publicly opposes the very convictions that brought her father's political party into the White House.
    Wow, using the vice president's daughter to fundraise. That takes guts. Or a total lack of brains.

    Will Mary Cheney stand up to the religious right (just as she did to John Kerry and John Edwards) and defend her longtime partner Heather Poe? Will Vice President Dick Cheney, the president of the Senate, defend his daughter and tell the religious right to stop trying to make money by taking pot shots at his family? Or will Mary and Dick do what they usually do - sell out their family members for political gain?

    Oh, it's going to be a nail biter over the next few weeks as Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist prepares to force the Senate to vote, yet again, on an amendment to the US Constitution that would make Mary Cheney and Heather Poe nothing more than good friends.

    It's all about Mary now.

    http://americablog.blogspot.com/2006/05/religious-right-using-mary-cheneys.html


    Wonder if dead eye dick and angry Lynn will attack these "christians" like they attacked both Kerry and Edwards in 2004....or is it alright foir "good christians" not to follow the real teachings of Jesus?

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  21. LANL Lawsuit delays explosives testing in Nevada

    A huge explosives experiment scheduled at the Nevada Test Site that involves a Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist has been postponed because of a pending lawsuit.

    The Divine Strake experiment was scheduled for June 2, but won't happen before June 23, according to the federal Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

    The Winnemucca Indian Colony and 11 individuals have sued Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and two federal agency directors in U.S. District Court in an effort to stop the test.

    Divine Strake involves detonating 700 tons of explosives -- ammonium-nitrate fuel oil -- above a tunnel on the test site, located about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nev. The purpose of the test is to analyze "the capability of computer codes to predict the ground-shock environment and how the tunnel responds to that shock." The test does not involve a nuclear explosion.


    http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/44146.html

    Well they will have to put the test off, I wonder if that throws their timetable in Iran off to?

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  22. Now whur's the womenfolk pardner?

    I'm ready to go a courtin.

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  23. Hey Clif.

    Maybe Mary Cheney and Mom will turn on the right wing self righteous pharisical busybody's, and tell em to stick it.

    That'd be cool.

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  24. I see Lydia put up a new picture of herself. Its nice.

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  25. Vice President Refuses to Report Classification Activity

    For the third year in a row the Office of Vice President Dick Cheney has refused to disclose data on its classification and declassification activity, in an apparent violation of an executive order issued by President Bush.

    "The Office of the Vice President (OVP), the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB), and the Homeland Security Council (HSC) failed to report their data to ISOO this year," the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) noted in its new 2005 Annual Report to the President.

    The Office of the Vice President has declined to report such data since 2002.

    Yet it is clear that disclosure is not optional.

    Source; Fas.Org

    Full story Here

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  26. Wasn't it "touching" to hear Bush show his sensitive side in yesterdays press conference with Blair?

    His answer about his biggest regrets over bragging about getting Bin Laden dead or alive, and his moving sighs about the Prison abuse, wasn't that from deep inside his heart?

    His touching performace about his regrets didn't mention the real things he should have regretted.

    Sending US soldiers to a worthless war which resulted in thousands of soldiers and innocent civilians killed and maimed.

    Bush's biggest regret was saying he would get Bin Laden dead or alive.

    He obviously doesn't regret those thousands of lives who have been ruined forever by death and dismemberment at his hands.

    His supposed heartfelt ( though rehearsed) answer tells just what type of individual he really is.

    What a "Compassionate Conservative".

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  27. WOW...... thats a nice pic of the very lovely Lydia!!!

    If I didnt know better, I would swear Lyd was jealous of us slobbering over Destiny, therefore she puts up a pic of herself that makes Destiny look like the creature from the Black Lagoon.

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  28. Worf said

    "Now whur's the womenfolk pardner?

    I'm ready to go a courtin."

    LOL

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  29. Larry said

    "His supposed heartfelt ( though rehearsed) answer tells just what type of individual he really is."

    Maybe I'm wrong Larry, but I thought Bush looked sincere. I admit I never really considered his appeareance to be rehearsed.

    I may be guilty of giving Bush the benefit of the doubt.

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  30. It was prepared Johnny.

    And Destiny still looks pretty sweet.

    They both look sweet together.

    Hmmm....

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  31. Worf said

    "Hmmmmmm..."

    Worf, you devil....LOL!

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  32. Sorry. Just took a short trip to the Bahama's but I'm back now.

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  33. Watch it worfeus TT will accuse you of lying again...LOL

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  34. Oh yea. He takes me so literally.

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  35. Check out this cliff climber Worf. Bet you cant do this.

    http://www.killsometime.com/Video/video.asp?ID=343

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  36. No I can't.

    But then again, that guy is dead now.

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  37. I've got hours of Dan on video.

    He was the number one free and speed solist in the world, until his death.

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  38. As climbers go, we weren't even in the same league.

    The hardest I ever climbed was 5:11, once I followed on a 12.

    Dan used to solo 5:11 to warm up.

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  39. Dan died in a climbing, jumping stunt he pulled back in the late 90's.

    He did a stunt for a tv show where he jumped 300 feet off a clif tied into nothing but a climbing rope. The jump was set up so the pendulum action and the rope strech would swing him safely.

    It did.

    Problem was, he left the rope in place for a week. When he went back to get the rope, he decided to do one more jump on it.

    Well, a fall of 20 or 30 feet is enough for many climbers to "retire" a rope, meaning no more lead climbs on it. Top roping only. You can't trust that little 10 millimeter nylon core after a fall on it of that magnitude.

    So naturally after a week in the sun and weather, with the kernmantle shell (the outer lining of the rope) weather worn and a 300 foot fall on it, trying it a second time was suicide.

    And it was.

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  40. The rope broke and Dan hit the deck.

    It was sad. I was kinda mad at him. Though I didn't know him personally, I knew and climbed with people he knew.

    It was a waste of the most gifted, natural face climber the world has ever known.

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  41. Not to mention the wife and 2 kids he left behind.

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  42. BTW Johnny, why is my turban pink?

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  43. Thanks johnny, I think.

    you guys are right, those are some great pics of Lydia and Destiny.

    I'm looking forward to Lydia becoming more active as well as the Guest bloggers. as for Bush, I dont think he has a sincere bone in his body.

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  44. the climbing video was pretty cool, how difficult of a climb was that Worf, and how difficult of a climb was that guy capable of?

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  45. Worf

    I decided to find out for myself what happened to Dan. However, I turned to toast last night and kept reading the same paragraph a hundred times.

    Dan died at Yosemite park doing a 1200 foot jump. It seems human error caused the rope to snap at a knot thus resulting in his death. His ropes were designed to take harsh weather and were actually left out for many weeks.

    "In short, Osman had failed to realize that changing his jump angle would ultimately place an unbearable load on one of the knots that connected the ropes of his jump line."

    outside.away.com/magazine/0499/9904terminal.htm


    I find it sad that he travelled to comfort his 12 year old daughter before this jump.

    Ive wathed this video ten times and find it fascinating.....what balls!

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  46. Your turban is pink Worf because you enjoy expressing the softer and gentler side of yourself.

    Dont forget you only wear it on Thursday's.

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  47. Mike said

    "Thanks johnny, I think."

    LOL!

    I realized after I posted that my defense of you did sound a little funny.......nonetheless sincere.

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  48. Like I said Johnny.

    I knew a lot of the same people as Dan and I climbed with many of them, like Merrill Bitter and Bobbie Bensmen.

    As for the details of his death?

    What I laid out of you was how it happened. I may have been off on the distance of the fall (I don't think it was 1200 feet though), but what I recited I recited from memory.

    Mike. Dan was climbing what looked like 5-11 there. He had climbed up to 5-13 on belay, and 5-12 solo.

    5-11 was his typical solo.

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  49. I just looked up his last Jump Johnny, and it was 1100 feet.

    I can't imagine him jumping that far, (I've seen 1100 feet, and its a long way up). Climbing ropes typically average 150 feet give or take, so he must have had a very special rope. 1100 Feet would be like a mountain rescue rope on a spindle and all.

    Anyway it was a long drop, and its too bad he did it.

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  50. A firsthand account from Outside Magazine.

    OSMAN ASSURED HIM THAT ALL WAS SET and then took out his phone and called Fritsch and Gambalie, snowed in at Squaw Valley. "This is it," he told them,

    "I'm going big."

    He put the phone in a case on his chest and began his countdown. Then he stopped. "You got the spot?" he asked Daisher, who was crouched on the rock, ready to throw a coiled length of the jump line once Osman went over the cliff.

    "Got it," said Daisher. Osman began another countdown but stopped again and asked into the phone, "Did you guys say something?"

    No, they told him, go for it, and this time he finished the count and flew from the rock

    "I watched his headlamp disappearing into the dark," says Daisher, "going and going, and in about ten seconds I saw the rope straighten, heard it start to whip—what Dano called flossing the sky—but it didn't make the full whipping sound.

    Then I heard him yell—'Ahhhhhh'—and a crash like a tree had broken in half, and I thought, 'Holy shit, he's swung into one of them.' I pictured him down there hanging from a limb, injured and bloody. I yelled to him, got on the radio. Nothing. Quiet. Then I started freaking."

    Daisher rappelled to the base as fast as he could and followed the beam of his headlamp through the rocks and trees until he finally saw the ragged rope end dangling from branches above him. Then he spotted Osman, lying peacefully on his side. He checked for a pulse and, when he found none, sprinted off through the boulder field to a parking lot pay phone where he made a panicked call to Fritsch.

    "Dano's dead," he said, crying. "He's on the ground, I just saw him, he's dead."

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  51. I see Lydia updated the article to include the Da Vinci Code.

    Thus I will offer my 2 cents worth.

    What the Catholic Church fails to mention in their campaign to deter people from seeing this movie, is that most "real" Catholic biblical scholars believe Jesus WAS married.

    Its quite simple actually. Jesus was a Rabbi. This fact was demonstrated by the privilege he had to teach in the Synagaouge openly and regularly, as well as the fact as he was repeatedly referred to as "Rabbi".

    Rabbi's had to be married to be Rabbis.

    So Jesus was most likely married as well.

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  52. In fact, the marriage in Cana, where Jesus turned 12 (over 100 gallons) firkins of water into wine, was most likely Jesus's own wedding.

    This is made clear by several important items, the most obvious of which, is the fact that Jesus's own mother appears to be in charge of the Wedding.

    This was a role traditionally occupied by the mother of the BrideGroom, so if it was not Jesus or one of his brothers weddings, why then was Mary in charge of the celebration?

    Additionally Jesus himself seemed to hold a position of importance, something that would have been unseemly given the high honor and role of the Bridegroom, if he were not him.

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  53. But perhaps the most obvious sign the gospels give us that Jesus was married, occured after his death....

    After his death, the Gospels illustrate his ressurection and appearence to the Apostles.

    But what is so clearly striking, is who Jesus chose to appear to first.

    Was it Peter, the "Rock" upon which he would build his church?

    How about John, the "Apostle whom Jesus loved"?

    How about James and John, the "sons of Thunder", did he appear to them first?

    No.

    Before he revealed himself to his spiritual leaders, before he spoke with the Apostles or his followers, he appeared to a woman.

    He appeared to his "wife", Mary of Magdala.

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  54. Funny.

    Here's a Church whose current claim to fame instead of feeding the children, is f##@#ing the children, and they're worried about a movie making them look bad.

    Go figure.

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  55. BRILLIANT WORFEUS! Wow, may I use that in my book?
    xo,
    Lydia

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  56. Anonymous12:58 PM

    Worf, all of the things you say are exactly true. makes it seem like the antichrist is really the church.

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  57. Anonymous said
    it seem like the antichrist is really the church.

    He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

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  58. Sure Lydia. If you want.

    The funny thing about this whole Da Vinci code hoopla, is that it is an OLD topic.

    There's nothing new here. Biblical scholars and Theologians have been asserting the arugment that Christ was married to Mary Magdalene for centuries.

    And not only Catholics. Mormons should have no problem with this concept, as it has been taught by famous Mormon leaders since the founding of the religion back in the early 1800's.

    Its not a new concept, and its a historically sound one, regardless what the bubbleheaded CNN newscasters say about it.

    But I find it ironic, even funny, that a Church that is guilty of all the filthy crimes the Catholic Church is guilty of, is worried about a silly fictional movie.

    Yea, its the movie thats gonna make them look bad.

    :|

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  59. The Bible speaks of women in a positive way. Women had a great significance such as in the story of Mary and Martha, Ruth and Naomi, among others.

    For the Catholic Church to view women as something they don't need is absurd.

    The Catholic Church should look within itself to see why so many Priests have brought scandals the past few years.

    The Catholic Church should look at taking care of the needs of the poor and downtrodden, instead of worrying about the place of women.

    Nice post Lydia.

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  60. And they should stop worrying about a silly movie helping to make them look bad.

    They don't need the movies help.

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  61. Not to imply the movie itself is silly BTW. I haven't seen it yet. I have to wait for it to come out on DVD.

    But its silly for a Church whose Priesthood is currently under the scrutiny of the entire world for playing hide the salami better than Michael Jackson on Viagra, to be worrying about someone getting the wrong impression from a movie.

    They have far bigger problems to deal with, don't you think?

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  62. Think about it.

    Think of how many Priests have been molesting boys since the Holy Mother Church announced herself as the one and only vehicle for truth on the planet.

    Its not like it just started or something.

    Its just, thanks to guys like Jerry Springer (I know, I hate his show too) and Howard Stern, people "talk" about anything today.

    To our parents, this stuff was Taboo. "Good People" didn't speak of such things. People turned thier heads. Its like they knew, but closed out that part of their brain.

    So it went unnoticed, right under the parents very noses, and of all places, in the one place where they bring their children to escape the evil and sin of the world, and teach them the good.

    It boggles the mind.

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  63. But now its all coming to light.

    Victims are not as worried about their image or reputations in coming forth and admitting they were molested.

    After all, once you've seen a 32 year old bald man with one arm and a glass eye make love to his 400 pound albino mother in a vat of melted chocolate ice cream, being molested just doesn't seem so bad any more.

    Know what I mean?

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  64. LOVE IS TRUST!

    Lydia, who claims to love all, doesnt even trust her most faithful followers who have defended her honor time and time again.

    Lydia, who is quite unwilling to express to us the details of her book's in any shape, form, or matter, teases us endlessly on a release date for any of her books....NO FAITH!!

    This lack of trust in her followers suggests she really doesnt have a lot of faith in humanity thus nullifying all she has written about God, love, and metaphysics.

    Lydia is not really a believer in mankind. Her inability to trust others is really a confession she has no hope for humanity.

    I wonder if Lydia would confess that lessons in life have taught her you cant trust everyone? Thus admitting my thesis religion is an illusion, and humans are incapable of true peace.

    Humans need evil to feel alive....LOL!

    Lydia said:

    "Gandhi said that the most important battle to fight was in overcoming his own demons, fears and insecurities."

    Like all religion, easily preached, but not practiced!!

    Put this in your book Lyd:

    Religion is an unbalanced, commercial commmodity that promises illusory relief from inescapable human emotional & physical suffering for the intention of self monetary gain.

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  65. Religion is a disguise!

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  66. johnny, i'm willing to bet that the contact she is under doesnt let her disclose info about the book probably since it is to counter Coulter's poisonous drivel.

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  67. Maybe your right Mike but couldnt she tell us that?

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  68. Also Mike, the Coulter book is only one of many.

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  69. She did tell you that Johnny.

    She told you several times she could not disclose contents of the book.

    Seems you've already made your mind up what Lydia's said or not said, whether she said it or not.

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  70. But if you think I'm wrong, allow me to apply a tiny bit of logic, by asking you a simple question.

    Question.

    When have you ever heard of a book deal where the author was "encouraged" to disclose the contents of the book?

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  71. But nice topic change.

    You sure you're not a Catholic priest in disguise?

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  72. Anonymous6:11 PM

    What good would it do for Lydia to disclose the details of her book?

    Those who are Lydia's "followers" are willing to wait until the book is released.

    Perhaps Lydia has enough trust in her " most faithful followers" who have defended her honor time and time again, to stick with her no matter when the book is released.

    Those who support Lydia are more than willing to wait.

    Maybe the rest are hoping for early fodder for their limited posts.

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  73. Worf said

    'She told you several times she could not disclose contents of the book."

    Baloney Worf!

    Worf said

    "When have you ever heard of a book deal where the author was "encouraged" to disclose the contents of the book?"

    Realistically, I havent questioned alot of authors lately on whom they give details to about their books.

    But Im sure they tell some trusted friends details. (A hunch)

    Whats the big secret about telling us through email when her life story comes out?

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  74. Johnny ridiculously said;

    But Im sure they tell some trusted friends details. (A hunch)


    Hmmm.... so you consider posting the details in an online blog is just telling "a few trusted friends".

    Either you think shes an idiot, or you're drunk.

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  75. Yes Lydia.

    Johnny's right.

    Post the details ON THE INTERNET and we won't tell anyone.

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  76. I said email Worf!! Helloooooooo!

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  77. 'She told you several times she could not disclose contents of the book."

    Baloney Worf!

    Personally I prefer pastrami, but as far as her telling you, you need to go back through the blogs.

    She has said that several times, even in an article once if memory serves me correctly.

    Go through them and see. But you're wrong.

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  78. If someone asked me the release date of a book I was writing, I would gladly oblige .......unless of course money came into play.

    LOL

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  79. Ok. I am sure emailing the details of an opposition book orior to publication to a complete stranger you met on the Internet is a sound business move in Canada, but here in the states we think differently.

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  80. Thats too paranoid Worf!

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  81. And remember, Im not the one screaming faith.

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  82. Lydia knows her "true followers" are not concerned with getting endless scoops on her book.

    Lydia knows that her "true followers" will still support her efforts in spite of the questions of others.

    Lydia knows her " true followers" are not looking for details so they can attack her latest writings.

    Lydia's "true followers" will wait on the book.

    All others will always attack the messenger to dig for dirt for their blogs.

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  83. See Johnny, since your business saavy is so, well, let us say, limited, I will explain further.

    If you're writing a book, to counter someone elses political rhetoric, the LAST thing you want is the details of that book falling into the oppositions hands.

    See if you do, they will can have a "counter-counter" book to counter your book, released at the same time your book is released, or even worse, before it.

    This must explain why the US makes so much more money than Canada.

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  84. What is it you guys are good at again?

    Riding mooses or something?

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  85. Or is it that weird game on the ice with the brooms and all?

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  86. Larry

    Like Mike back in January, I simply want to know the approximate release date of her life story book....nothing more!

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  87. Just remember, you're not as slick as you think I am.

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  88. Worf

    Although I am interested in the Coulter book, Im more interested in her life story one.

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  89. Whats the secret with that?

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  90. Worf said

    "This must explain why the US makes so much more money than Canada."

    LOl :D

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  91. Johnny's claim

    I simply want to know the approximate release date of her life story book....nothing more!


    What he really said

    Lydia, who is quite unwilling to express to us the details of her book's in any shape, form, or matter

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  92. Johnny, if I didn't know better, I'd still swear you're really Ann Coulter.

    Course, I know better.

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  93. But like I said, you're not as slick as you think I am.

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  94. Now back to the Catholic church and Lydia's article, less of course you have some problem with that right Johnny?

    I mean, you're no fan of the Catholic Church, right?

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  95. Ok Worf, you win. I want Lydia to post on the blog, all transcripts, of all her books, in their entirety, for the world to see.

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  96. Sorry Johnny. That reverse psych stuff only works if you're skilled with it.

    But hey, no biggy. Not everyone can be a worfeus.

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  97. Your right Worf, silly me. Their is no trust when it comes to business.

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  98. Errrrr.....I mean money.

    LOL

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  99. Lets see, we were discussing Lydia's article, because she said it was very important.

    We were discussing the Da Vinci code and the Catholic church's reaction to it.

    You however successfully changed the topic to nothing, and managed to get off a dozen posts about nothing, successfully burying the real discussion about the Da Vinci code.

    So you see, its like this Johnny ole buddy ole pal.

    If you're not a right wing troll, you oughta be.

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  100. I dont need the Da Vinci Code, I have already placed my faith in that tortilla.

    Sorry

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  101. Yea, Lydia's article.

    You know, THE DA VINCI CODE: WHY IT MATTERS?

    I know its a little vague.

    Kinda like, Bin Laden Determined to Attack the United States Using Airplanes.

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  102. Where do I find this article?

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  103. Where would you find this article?

    Gee, I don't know. How about the same page you've just posted 20 worthless comments on?

    The title is after all only staring you right in the face.

    Like I said, if you're not a right wing troll, you oughta be.

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  104. Lydias main blog page only shows her and Destiny.......talks about Vegas.

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  105. Ok...I never look there.

    LOL

    Gimmee a minute and I,ll pick it apart.

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  106. Sure slappy, sure.

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  107. Sounds feminist...now back to my topic why Lydia chooses business over faith in humanity.

    I mean if you really have faith then you have no problem disclosing minor details.

    And forget the Coulter book, its at the bottom of my list.

    Im really interested in all those miracles Lydia keeps talkin about that changed her life, but never elaborates.

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  108. "Religion is an unbalanced, commercial commmodity that promises illusory relief from inescapable human emotional & physical suffering for the intention of self monetary gain."

    Who cares if Jesus was married.

    LOL

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  109. Iraqi athletes killed for wearing shorts

    KIM GAMEL,
    Associated Press
    5 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -

    An Iraqi tennis coach and two of his players were shot to death this week in Baghdad because they were wearing shorts, authorities said Saturday, reporting the latest in a series of recent attacks attributed to Islamic extremists.

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  110. Religion.

    It's enriched us all.

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  111. Da Vinci Code is Dumb.

    LOL

    Just like Brokefag Mountain.

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  112. JohnnyTroll said;

    now back to my topic why Lydia chooses business over faith in humanity

    No.

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  113. No one walks into a bank and tells the president:

    " I cant pay my mortgage, but I can give you a hug and loving thoughts"

    LOL :D

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  114. JohnnyTroll said...

    Da Vinci Code is Dumb.

    LOL

    Just like Brokefag Mountain.


    Another well thought out and articulate argument from our resident Canadian, who is not a troll.

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  115. Christians are fake and Catholics suck....end of story!

    Thus religion sucks!

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  116. One would normally need to attend a Harvard debating contest to hear such carefully crafted and witty critique.

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  117. Oooops....I meant Brokeback Mountain.

    LOL

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  118. What happened to you Worf?

    Dont tell me you've seen the light again?

    Hope your not pussy whipped?

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  119. Johnny, you have managed to reduce the level of discussion in here so low that its almost not even a discussion.

    Your masters should be proud.

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  120. And since you successfully buried a few posts of mine that clearly articulate some of what Lydia's article touched upon, I will repost them, and then go away.

    Please don't respond Johnny.

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  121. My 2 cents worth.

    What the Catholic Church fails to mention in their campaign to deter people from seeing this movie, is that most "real" Catholic biblical scholars believe Jesus WAS married.

    Its quite simple actually. Jesus was a Rabbi. This fact was demonstrated by the privilege he had to teach in the Synagaouge openly and regularly, as well as the fact as he was repeatedly referred to as "Rabbi".

    Rabbi's had to be married to be Rabbis.

    So Jesus was most likely married as well.

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  122. In fact, the marriage in Cana, where Jesus turned 12 (over 100 gallons) firkins of water into wine, was most likely Jesus's own wedding.

    This is made clear by several important items, the most obvious of which, is the fact that Jesus's own mother appears to be in charge of the Wedding.

    This was a role traditionally occupied by the mother of the BrideGroom, so if it was not Jesus or one of his brothers weddings, why then was Mary in charge of the celebration?

    Additionally Jesus himself seemed to hold a position of importance, something that would have been unseemly given the high honor and role of the Bridegroom, if he were not him.

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  123. Lydia expects trust from others, but is too self important too give a little back.

    Thats suspicious.

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  124. Worf said

    "Please don't respond Johnny."

    Dont worry Worf, Im used to it. Whenever an atheist makes valid points Christians become very, very, angry.

    LOL :D

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  125. A. I'm not a Christian.

    B. You have yet to say one intelligent thing this evening.

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  126. She knows what Im talkin about.

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  127. But perhaps the most obvious sign the gospels give us that Jesus was married, occured after his death....

    After his death, the Gospels illustrate his ressurection and appearence to the Apostles.

    But what is so clearly striking, is who Jesus chose to appear to first.

    Was it Peter, the "Rock" upon which he would build his church?

    How about John, the "Apostle whom Jesus loved"?

    Maybe it was James and John, the "sons of Thunder", did he appear to them first?

    No.

    Before he revealed himself to his spiritual leaders, before he spoke with the Apostles or his followers, he appeared to a single lowly woman.

    The question that the serious student of the bible needs to ask, is why.

    Why a woman? And why this woman?

    The logical deduction here, is because it was his wife.

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  128. Worf

    Your intelligence is that of a baby compared to mine.....your so up and down about religion is comical!

    LOL

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  129. I meant "its" comical.

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  130. It is obvious that those who are so unhappy with what Lydia says and does, would be much better off on a blog where everyone is miserable.

    Maybe a blog like that of parch mind Ann Coulter.

    Or maybe there is a blog, where the main writer posts books in their entirety for unhappy viewers to pick apart.

    I can see why such viewers would be unhappy in the blog community, where viewers largely support the creator of the blog.

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  131. Jesus.........a man who appeared once in all of human history.

    WOW....thats too much love.

    Take another blue pill Worf.

    FOOL

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  132. Its good to know Larry, that Lydia "gets" Christianity.

    Thats why I come in.

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  133. I want Lydia to post all her books entirely.....LOL!

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  134. Whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

    Matthew 5:22

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  135. I am on this blog for the same reason Worf.

    I haven't seen other blogs where a lot of the emphasis is on "real Christianity".

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  136. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.

    Psalms 14:1

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  137. No Worf, you come in to shove testicles down anonypussy's throat.....remember!

    LOL

    Real christian values.

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  138. Exactly Larry.

    Lydia gets it. I sense you get it. I know Mike and Clif get it.

    Christ was about good. And he taught simple easy things that are virtually impossible to do at times.

    But like they say, better to shoot at the moon and miss, than shoot at nothing and hit it.

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  139. Ohhhh, I get it, now that Worf is going to be in Lydias book hes a believer again.

    LOL

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  140. Johnny you attack jesus and God because we do not follow their teachings...sort of like attacking the legislators for criminal behavior on the part of criminals..don't ya think?

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  141. Christ would not even recognize his so called followers and ministers today.

    Christ was a pacifist, and a peacemaker. He did not believe in violence, although he did believe in and practice violent (heated) debate.

    Falwell, Robertson, Benny Hinn, all nothing more than Scribes and Pharisees, leading the people down a carefully crafted road to hell.

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  142. You chicken Worf....finding solice in Larry.

    LOL

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  143. Clif. I think you probably do follow his teachings.

    Everytime you do a kind deed for someone, everytime you stand up for an oppressed person, everytime you give of your time, talents or resources, you honor him.

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  144. Christ would even forgive the negative ramblings of those who post venom on blogs, whose whole existence centers around trying to discredit those who understand the teaching of Christ.

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  145. Cliff

    Christs teachings are impossible to follow.....wake up and look around!

    Guys like Larry love blue pills and eat them for breakfast.

    LOL

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  146. His was not a Gospel of laws and rigid structure. His was a Gospel of compassion.

    Plain and simple, real human compassion.

    I know you have that.

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  147. Religion is an unbalanced, commercial commmodity that promises illusory relief from inescapable human emotional & physical suffering for the intention of self monetary gain.

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  148. Not everyone has compassion though.

    Put a man in a position of power, and watch his compassion wane.

    Suddenly he "understands" all the "hard decisions" he has to make.

    Suddenly, everthing is "grey".

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  149. You've quoted your Carl Marx rant 3 times now JohnnyTroll.

    Just because religion can be used for bad, doesn't mean anything.

    Anything can be used for bad.

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  150. Its an empty argument.

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  151. Christs teachings are impossible to follow.....wake up and look around!

    Not true he said the law..(ten comandments) were impossible to follow, buit his teachings of trying to be as "christian" as possible is not hard if that is a priority in your life...Get and read the book;

    "The Sermon on the Mount" by Emmit Fox and then we can discuss this but given your ranting from a position not unlike Karl Marx about religion where we are really about SPIRITUALITY here...and there is a very big difference between the two.

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  152. Worf

    Im Evil.....nothing more! Lydias not happy unless I empty my bank account for the world....what about her Beverly Hills lifestyle?

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  153. Besides, Jesus never established a "religion".

    The Holy Mother Church came much later.

    If the Holy Mother Church was so holy, why didn't Jesus establish it himself?

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  154. How is having compassion for the poor and downtrodden a commercial commodity?

    How is fighting for the oppressed a commercial commodity?

    How is forgiving those who wrong you a commercial commodity?

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  155. Clif said;

    we are really about SPIRITUALITY here

    Exactly.

    There is a vast differnce between religion and spirituality.

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  156. Cliff

    I have nothing to do with Karl Marx, I simply realize Gods love is lazy.

    Did you abandon your daughter at ten years old and left her a book to guide herself......INSANITY!

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  157. JohnnyTroll said;

    Lydias not happy unless I empty my bank account for the world

    You know, a trait I have noticed among republicans, is they always exagerate the oppositions position into the absurd.

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  158. Johnny said;

    Did you abandon your daughter at ten years old and left her a book to guide herself

    I believe the correct age is 18.

    21 in some states.

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  159. Religion is what the Robertson's and Falwell's of society try and impose on others.

    Spirituality is totally different.

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  160. Johnny Jesus was not about religion he decryed the scribes and pharisees daily for their religiousity, and spiritual hollowness. It id like the modern day christofascists who decry the "violaters of the law>>10 commandments" but forget everything Jesus said about that exact idea...they want a stale dogmatic approach to religion where no one has to ask am I doing it right and they attack anything that even remotely looks foriegn to them...Christ was all about the spirit not the law..thus he rejected dogmatic approaches and those who would create a "church" to carry out a dogma for the masses.

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  161. I was out at 17 myself.

    And haven't turned to mom and dad for so much as a dinner in a quarter of a century.

    You're supposed to be an adult.

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  162. God is a kid with an ant farm, and if he has anything to say about it He will grow some balls and discuss it with me......what a wimp!

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  163. Clif said;

    They want a stale dogmatic approach to religion where no one has to ask am I doing it right, and they attack anything that even remotely looks foreign to them.

    Christ was all about the spirit not the law..thus he rejected dogmatic approaches and those who would create a "church" to carry out a dogma for the masses.


    So well put.

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  164. Spirtuality does not pay the mortgage!

    LOL

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  165. Johnny at 17 I was in basic training at Ft Lenard Wood Missouri...but when my 18 year old daughter needed a place to stay I opened my door and would again for her...but you are comfusing a heavenly creater with a biological parent...they are not the same ...God does not exist in the flesh....HE IS SPIRIT

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  166. Johnny Pork Pie moo moo said...
    God is a kid with an ant farm, and if he has anything to say about it He will grow some balls and discuss it with me......what a wimp!

    Once again your anger with God demonstrates your overwhelming belief in him.

    Think not?

    Then how can you be so mad at someone you don't believe is real?

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  167. Cliff

    Im not disagreeing with your 8:05 pm post, Im just saying Jesus/God dont exist and could care less about life......loving thoughts didnt save Anne Frank from a horrible death.

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  168. Clif said;

    God does not exist in the flesh....HE IS SPIRIT

    Perhaps.

    But if you read the scriptures closely, I think you'll come to the conclusion that God may in fact posses a physical body that is tangeble and solid.

    Remember, when Christ appeared to the Apostles, he let the "feel and handle him" to see that he was real.

    He even had Thomas, the doubter (Johnny?) thrust his hand into his wounds, which were still for some reason present.

    He did this for a clear reason. To show the apostles that it was not just his spirit that overcame death, but his mortal body as well.

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  169. He will grow some balls and discuss it with me......what a wimp!


    ON his terms ....not ,..yours...that is what your really angry at isn't it ...HE dictates the terms and you have little say in the matter.

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  170. He even went as far as to prove his internal organs were functioning normally, by taking some fish and eating it in front of them, showing he had a mouth, a throat, a stomach, etc.

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  171. Worf:

    He has the same obsession with Lydia's writings. He attacks most everything she writes, can't wait to get the scoop on her book so he can read more.

    Yet he strongly hints that her beliefs are phony and anyone who believe the same as she does.

    He says he doesn't believe in God, doesn't believe what Lydia writes, but he can't seem to get enough of either.

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  172. Remember, when Christ appeared to the Apostles, he let the "feel and handle him" to see that he was real.

    Jesus never claimed to BE god.

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  173. God is spirit, but I think he is more.

    Remember, in the very first book of the bible, we read;

    Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness

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  174. No Cliff

    God/Jesus expects us to take care of our offspring emotionally and pyhsically. If i dont, I will go to the fish fry, however, He exempts Himself from the rule.....He merely writes a book.

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  175. Actually, technically he did.

    He claimed to be the Son Of God.

    And the son of a Zebra, grows up to be a Zebra.

    The son of a Lion, grows up to be a Lion.

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  176. Free will does not mean NEGLIGIENCE of duty.

    LOL

    Gods love is complete, 100% illusion for lost souls.

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  177. Worf said

    "I would save the pooch from the burning builing before the people"

    I respect this cause I feel the same.

    LOL

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  178. Ahhhh.....the comfort of illusion.

    LOL

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  179. Think about it.....a guy who would save a dog rather than human life.

    Hellooooooooooooooooo...LOL!

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  180. That qoute by Worf wont make Lydias book.

    LOL

    Might hurt sales.

    LOL

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  181. How on earth can any blind fool believe in something that has appeared once in alllllllll of human history and actually consider this love.

    Only lost desperate souls.......LOL!

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  182. Excellent! I can feel your anger and hatred for me.

    I expect nothing less from fake christians.

    Not Cliff though.

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  183. Dont forget about Lydias endless forgiveness!

    Wonder if she forgives Hitler for burning children?

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  184. Clifst8:48 PM

    Johnny you have projected a lot here tonight...like claiming ..god wrote the bible but actually it was written by many people and edited and re-edited over the centuries by more people, thus it remains much more our direct handiwork than his..it may be inspired or not because many people I know claim to believe but do not live as they claim they believe, that does not keep me from forming my own opinions, and living my life accordingly...and letting others do the same.

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  185. I have nothing directally to forgive Hitler for...he actually did nothing directally to me as he was dead before I was born....

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  186. As the prayer goes forgive me my tresspasses as I forgive those who have trespassed against me...it does not say to go through out history and pick and choose people to judge and then forgive them..in fact in another place Jesus chides us NOT ot judge...

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  187. Cliff

    I love your opinions and you know that....Im just saying love goes beyond an occasinal 4 billion year old visit.

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  188. Given the christian view he has visited once in the flesh and many more times in ther spirit...and some christians the mormans claim he visited here in the new world also...we do not know all the facts about when and where he came or why so to claim he just visited once is to clkaim alot johnny...it leaves a lot of possibilities out...sort of dogmatic don't you think?

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  189. Perhaps Cliff....but tortillas dont count do they?

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  190. I never said anything about people seeing an imagfe of him..I was talking about HIS actual visits...they two are not the same...

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  191. I know Cliff, but some people actually believe in the tortilla???

    This suggests belief in anything for comfort.

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  192. Johnny some people believe in UFO's and some people followed Jim Jones or David Koresh...so the problems of individual beliefs of people are theirs not mine...and looking for jesus in a tortilla is a form of the dogmatism inspired by the catholic church over the centuries, but not limited to catholics. It denies spirituality because they look for signs not the spirit

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  193. Mankinds evolution is a never ending, bottomless trip into the rabbit hole.....there is no Hollywood ending.

    What do you people want from me?

    Ok, Ill say it for a joke. Humanity, one day, will be perfect loving angels where greed, jelously, and power play no role whatsoever.

    Lobotamy's will ensure we all sit around a campfire and sing Kum By Ya.

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  194. Cliff

    Human emotion will forever out do spirit.....only lost souls believe otherwise!

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  195. Johnny.

    I am not trying to convince you of Gods existence, neither is Clif I think.

    But you sure are trying hard to disprove it.

    You sound like a man with an axe to grind.

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