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Meriam's Guy

I cant believe I am going to vote for a Mormon
Posted:Jan 21, 2008 5:47 pm
Last Updated:Jan 21, 2008 5:52 pm
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Fred Thompson is far and away the best candidate. Experience, voting record etc. The only true conservative.

I do not like Mit Romneys view on health care which I believe needs to be dereguralized instead of being governmentized.

However Mitt is very strong on the economy and would keep the tax cuts and push them to be permanant which would make the economy just shoot through the roof. He is strong on the war and terror and that is excellent as well.

He also is for using the law as it is on illegal aliens. The biggest issue and it flies under the radar is the Global Warming Treaty. He was once for it and when he studied it, he realized it would screw America economically to a point of no return. he is now against it. He has lots of experience and he gets it done.

At this point Rudy G is my second option. He is strong on many things. He is not perfect, but of the electable candidates he is better than the rest.

John McCain is a total numbscull when it comes to economy. His voting record is appaling at best and he would sign the treaty and destroy America. Good notable people such as Rick Santorum and George Allen speak out on what a turn coat McCain has been and they would not even vote if he were nominated. He is a disaster

Mike Huckabee is a panderer. He panders. He is a liberal in many areas and he wants you to believe he is a conservative. His stance on foreign policy is laughably bad. He has been spanked by many candidates over that one. He does not answer with straight answers when he is asked about his 500 million dollar tax hikes in Arkansas. The same when asked why he negated school vouchers...another spin job he gets called on. He also is not a good person according to many reports. He is a Christian. That does not qualify him. He is a lousy candidate.

Ron Paul has some good things. But he has many bad things. He doesnt understand the enemy and he would look like Jimmy Carter over that. he wants to legalize drugs. Do I need to say more? His base is a frings kook base in most cases.

The Democrats? None of them have any experience at the Government level. They have written no bills and have done nothing. You cant put the three of them together and have a viable candidate. Go look for yourselves. They have done zilcho. They are for the treaty which would kill the economy and cost 2.4 million jobs nationally. Raise gas by 68 cents in taxes, and many regulations that will hamper farmers and industry and the cost will come back to you.

Oh yeah and they want to raise the taxes to pay for healthcare which will cost the Country 3 trillion a year just for that. Brilliant huh?
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a ring
Posted:Jan 21, 2008 5:02 pm
Last Updated:Jan 22, 2008 3:56 am
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a circle
a place you end up again
do you break the circle
can you live once pain enters

I know you can
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Does HIV cause AIDS?
Posted:Jan 21, 2008 11:16 am
Last Updated:Feb 13, 2008 8:07 pm
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Do you believe HIV causes AIDS?

Here is what the scientific comunity says:


Dr. Kary Mullis, Biochemist, 1993 Nobel Prize for Chemistry: "If there is evidence that HIV causes AIDS, there should be scientific documents which either singly or collectively demonstrate that fact, at least with a high probability. There is no such document." (Sunday Times (London) 28 nov. 1993)

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Dr. Heinz Ludwig Sänger, Emeritus Professor of Molecular Biology and Virology, Max-Planck-Institutes for Biochemy, München. Robert Koch Award 1978: "Up to today there is actually no single scientifically really convincing evidence for the existence of HIV. Not even once such a retrovirus has been isolated and purified by the methods of classical virology." (Letter to Süddeutsche Zeitung 2000)

Dr. Harry Rubin, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California at Berkeley: "It is not proven that AIDS is caused by HIV infection, nor is it proven that it plays no role whatever in the syndrome." (Sunday Times London)

Dr. Richard Strohman, Emeritus Professor of Cell Biology at the University of California at Berkeley "In the old days it was required that a scientist address the possibilities of proving his hypothesis wrong as well as right. Now there's none of that in standard HIV-AIDS program with all its billions of dollars

Dr. Harvey Bialy, Molecular Biologist, former editor of Bio/Technology and Nature Biotechnology"HIV is an ordinary retrovirus. There is nothing about this virus that is unique. Everything that is discovered about HIV has an analogue in other retroviruses that don't cause AIDS. HIV only contains a very small piece of genetic information. There's no way it can do all these elaborate things they say it does."

Dr. Andrew Herxheimer, Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology, UK Cochrane Centre, Oxford:

"I think zidovudine [AZT] was never really evaluated properly and that its efficacy has never been proved, but it's toxicity certainly is important. And I think it has killed a lot of people. Especially at the high doses. I personally think it not worth using alone or in combination at all." (Continuum Oct. 2000)
Yes it does
No it does not
I was not aware it had not been scientifically proven
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Are You aware?
Posted:Jan 21, 2008 10:43 am
Last Updated:Jan 21, 2008 10:44 am
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Most scientists do not believe human activities threaten to disrupt the Earth's climate.

Over 17,000 scientists have signed a petition saying, in part, "there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate."

The petition is being circulated by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, an independent research organization that receives no funding from industry. Among the signers of the petition are over 2,100 physicists, geophysicsts, climatologists, meteorologists, and environmental scientists who are especially well-qualified to evaluate the effects of carbon dioxide on the Earth's atmosphere. Another 4,400 signers are scientists qualified to comment on carbon dioxide's effects on plant and animal life. Nearly all of the signers have some sort of advanced technical training.

The qualifications of the signers of the Oregon Institute Petition are dramatically better than the 2,600 "scientists" who have signed a competing petition calling for immediate action to counter global warming. More than 90 percent of that petition's signers lacked credentials to speak with authority on the issue. The entire list included just one climatologist.(4)

Over one hundred climate scientists signed the 1996 Leipzig Declaration, which stated in part, "there does not exist today a general scientific consensus about the importance of greenhouse warming from rising levels of carbon dioxide. On the contrary, most scientists now accept the fact that actual observations from earth satellites show no climate warming whatsoever."

A survey of 36 state climatologists--scientists retained by state governments to monitor and research climate issues-- conducted in 1997 found that 58 percent disagreed with the statement, "global warming is for real," while only 36 percent agreed. A remarkable 89 percent agreed that "current science is unable to isolate and measure variations in global temperatures caused only by man-made factors."
Yes I knew Global Warming was not man Made
No I was not aware of this scientific information.
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Why should you care?
Posted:Jan 21, 2008 10:37 am
Last Updated:Jan 21, 2008 10:45 am
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If America signs the Kyoto Global Warming Treaty

Why should you care?

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by the amount demanded by the Kyoto Protocol would require new taxes on gasoline equal to 68 cents a gallon or more.

Different tax rates would be imposed on coal, oil, and natural gas based on the amount of carbon each contains. The tax on gasoline would be the tax most visible to consumers.


Alternatively, the government might sell permits to businesses that produce greenhouse gases and allow them to shift the cost to consumers by raising prices.

Either way, all of us will pay higher prices for products requiring energy to be produced or transported--in other words, virtually everything we buy.

Higher energy prices would have a devastating effect on consumers and workers in the U.S. According to WEFA Inc., a respected economic consulting company, the proposed treaty would:

Increase the price of electricity by at least 55 percent, and of home heating oil by 70 percent.
Destroy 2,400,000 jobs.
Cause average annual household income to fall nearly $2,700.


A wide array of new regulations would be imposed on car owners, such as mandatory car pooling, new emissions tests, and financial penalties on the owners of trucks and sport utility vehicles.

Developing countries, such as China and India, are not required by the treaty to reduce or even slow down the rate of increase of their emissions
Manufacturers would be required to install expensive new emission control equipment, change production practices, or move their factories to other countries.

Even activities in and around your home, such as grilling in the backyard and mowing the lawn, could be regulated or even banned

google HEARTLAND INSTITUTE
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I really did not think it could happen
Posted:Jan 21, 2008 2:47 am
Last Updated:Apr 22, 2024 12:20 pm
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In the 90's I was so ashamed of America. Electing Bill Clinton. Bill is best known for his Monica Lewinski issue. He should be glad it happened, otherwise his horrible time in office would be much more scrutinized.

His claim to fame was a successful welfare reform that he vetoed and was written by Rick Santorum from Pennsyvania.

Otherwise he ruined the intelligence agencies. His tax hikes put us in a recession. His corporate tax hikes moved bussinesses elsewhere.(other countries)

President Bushes tax cuts have given us the best economy nationally we have had in decades.

If those cuts became permanant, we would be set for a long time.

Michigan is dead. Why? all the regulations regarding the car industry. GM can do things better in other countries because of all the regulations here that they do not have elsewhere. They are taxed to death and regulated to death.

Now, we have a huge issue that we have sidestepped for awhile because President Bush was smart enough to not sign the Global Warming treaty. It would kill our industry with its regulations, and destroy our farmers as well. It is something we would not recover from.

Yet all three Democratic candidates would sign it. John McCain would sign it.

Does anyone even bother to check candidates voting records? All four of the people I have mentioned would be total disasters to this country, economically, foreign affairs and militarily. None of them are remotely qualified.

I never wanted to believe people are so stupid. But I guess being fed liberal BS and not caring enough to find out what is what will do that to you.

You will be greatly paying for it if these idiots get a chance to be a leader.
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Do these statements by Beth Jones bother you?
Posted:Jan 20, 2008 9:23 am
Last Updated:Jan 21, 2008 1:53 am
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This is about Laurie "Beth" Jones. Perhaps many of you know about her.

She wrote a book:
Jesus CEO : Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership

We read that Laurie Beth Jones’ work “centers around the four elements of Earth, Wind, Water and Fire - the fundamental elements of our existence. Each element represents a personality type that is easy to understand in yourself as well as easy to identify in others.”

“The elements you find in the PEP Profile are universal. Every culture understands and respects the elements. Native Americans used pray to the elements, Hindus incorporate the elements into their healing rituals and the Chinese words “feng shui” actually mean “wind and water.” The Kabbalah states that the four letters which stood for Yahweh (YWEH) are actually a tetragrammaton meaning Earth, Water, Wind and Fire. Lastly, in the Bible, there are more than 215 references to the elements, beginning in the book of Genesis” (Laura Beth Jones website).

Should we care about the elements? If the tetragrammaton is God’s name, then are we to pray to the earth, the creation? Jones is certainly teaching to adopt other spiritual practices; practices that go against the Scripture?

First- the Tetragrammaton is YHWH -not YWEH. In Exodus 3 when Moses asked God at the burning bush who shall I say sent me, did He say earth, wind, water and fire? According to Jones He did! This is far from a sound Bible interpretation; no scholar or learned layman with any Bible knowledge would say this.

She is intentionally using the mysticism of the Kabbala to explain God’s name in a different manner. This is unacceptable.

She does not know what she is talking about, because the Kabbala does not even state this and neither does the Bible.

None of the consonants in Hebrew have anything to do with Earth, Water, Wind or Fire. Her interpretation is more related to what is expressed in nature religions, Gaia, which is about the worship of creation.

Wicca and earth based religions teach these ideas. The Bibles definition of YHWH is God expressing His essential nature to man- I AM that I AM, means the self- existing one, the eternal one in Hebrew, the cause of all things.

Both eyeh and (YHWH) Yahweh are of the root, meaning underived existence. This has absolutely nothing to do with His creation, He is explaining His own nature to Moses. If we are worshipping God's creation then we are NOT worshiping Yahweh? According to Jones’ definition we are. Jones ties these elements to different religions and our personalities, something the Bible certainly does not teach on.

To say that the Bible has 215 references that are in any way relative to how she is explaining it is a complete distortion. These elements are what God created-they are not God nor do they represent Him.

Furthermore, on the name “I am,” in her book Jesus CEO : Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership she states: Christ did not use the term “I AM” in reference to himself until after his experience in the wilderness, Jones goes on to claim, His “I Am” Statements Are What He Became (p.7,8.). Jesus attributed this name of God to himself in Jn.8:24: “Unless you believe ‘I Am’ you will die in your sins,” meaning He was the eternal God who spoke to Moses from the burning bush (Exod.3).

However Jesus said, “Before Abraham was “I Am” (Jn. 8:5, which means he is the same I am from the Old Testament.

Biblically, if “I am” means self-existing one, how can God become what He eternally is? He does not change. This interpretation is nonsense, all one has to do is look up some of the I am statements of Jesus (John 6:51; 8:12, 23; 10:9,11; 10:36; 14:6; 15:1;19:2) to see that this is not so. Yet on page 5 she writes: “The words I AM therefore reflect all the creative power in the Universe” but on the very next page (6): she says “List in detail each of your own 'I ams.” This means YOU have all the creative power in the universe. This is very much like the human potential movement.

Just so we understand what she means on the back of the book Jesus CEO it says, she helps people be empowered ...to review the divine excellence in themselves... On her website it states right at the top "My Mission is: To Recognize, promote, and inspire divine connection in myself and others.

Furthermore on page 295 (Affirmations for Leaders): “I proudly say I AM, knowing clearly my strengths and God-given talents. I repeat my strengths to myself often, knowing my words are my wardrobe.” It becomes clear that Jones does not adhere to an orthodox view of God or the Bible as she takes God's name and applies it to herself.

Jones also mentions Feng shui, which teaches that there is an energy force called chi (also known as the dragon’s breath) flowing throughout the universe. It originates in Chinese Taoism. It is another worldview contrary to Christianity that has no relevance to God’s name. Feng shui is about harmonizing the flow of the invisible universal life force into one’s physical surroundings, balancing the yin and yang energies and the five elements (earth, water, fire, metal, and wood).

Jones further teaches on God “I believe that God is equal parts female and male. “For me to refer to God as “She” would unfortunately put this work beyond the boundaries of acceptance and understanding for too many people. We must search for an all-inclusive terminology.” (Laurie Beth Jones, Jesus CEO: Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership, p. 305.) newer editions has apparently removed I believe that God is equal parts female and male. (reference Jason Barker)

Yes this is beyond acceptance, but not if one is into a feminine spirituality. The Bible speaks of God in the terms of as Father and ; she is comfortable changing God’s revelation! This is a perfect example of what takes place with those who hold to mystical views (Kabalah). We have a group of leaders that are promoting to the church mystical concepts that do not belong in Christian churches.

You can understand the Kabalist meanings from practicing occultists: “The christian writers and even christ himself, recognized it as truth, that all scripture had an inner and an outer meaning” (Morals and Dogma, Albert Pike p.265- emphasis mine). Mysticism/Gnosticism is a pursuit of an esoteric meaning behind the literal words of Christ.

Emanuel Swedenborg, a medium, stated, the spiritual sense of the word is not the sense which shines forth from the sense of the letter. The spiritual sense does not appear in the sense of the letter, being within it as the soul in the body” (The Doctrine of the Holy Scriptures Four Doctrines, Emanuel Swedenborg, p.4).

This is the essence of Kabala, Gnosticism, and Mysticism; to discover hidden meanings, to engage oneself into an experience of the divine through various methods, rituals, symbols, allegories and icons.

What do we do when we have so many teaching, leading and saying the wrong things to our youth? Can we afford to sit by quietly while people are brought into this new paradigm that is found in the emergent church. Brian McLaren is one known for over the top statements. He challenges us by saying “The “old, old story” may not have been the “true, true story,” and so we must continually rediscover the gospel.” (Emergent Convention, Brian McLaren PowerPoint presentation
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Is Keeping the Sabbath Part of New Covenant Christianity?
Posted:Jan 20, 2008 8:04 am
Last Updated:Jan 21, 2008 3:02 pm
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Do you believe that keeping the Sabbath is Scripturally part of New Covenant Christianity?
Yes it is
No it is not
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Do you think Age Segragation in Church is good?
Posted:Jan 20, 2008 2:45 am
Last Updated:Jan 27, 2008 6:48 am
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It is good to have church separate from adult churrch. But many times Chrches group off in their activities to the point where elderly are separated from teenagers and elementary . The Elderly are spoken highly of scripturally for their life's experiences and wisdom.

In todays churches they lose the interaction in many cases and this wisdom is lost on the youth because of the segragation. Is this good?
Yes it is ok
No, valuable knowledge and life experience is lost
I had not really thought of it that way
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Should Your Church use a band in worship?
Posted:Jan 20, 2008 2:39 am
Last Updated:Jan 24, 2008 1:35 pm
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Its been a long time since bands have been implemented into worship. Many places no longer have hymnals. Do you like just having the piano/organ and a choir or do you like the bands and contemporary music?
I prefer the Choir and Organ with hymnals
I prefer the Contempory music and bands
Either way is fine
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