Always be non-specific and ride the middle ground on your values. Yes, I mean compromise your values if you want everyone to like you.
Never speak against the things that are just plain wrong.
Give everyone the "I'm Okay, you're Okay" speil anytime someone really needs moral advice.
And above all, never mention that The Higher Power has rules of conduct that are the same as society's general rules of conduct.
Psst---yes, I mean, NEVER mention ...(gulp).... God! Nor the Bible either! And if you mess up and DO mention Him, make real sure you label Him as the namby-pamby god who says "I'm Okay, you're Okay, do whatever you wanna do!"
What is SO friggin' hard to understand about YOU being in charge of YOUR actions/thoughts and YOUR actions/thoughts ONLY?
You (and EVERYONE ELSE) are NOTHING, NOBODY...minuscule parasites crawling on the face of a marble floating in infinity. Your opinions, thoughts, and judgments about other people and their behaviors are worthless except to your own little life. The Bible makes it clear that you need not worry your pretty little head about what other people are doing:
Judge not lest ye be judged...
Remove the BEAM from your own eye before removing the mote from your brother's...
Vengeance is MINE saith the Lord...
it goes on and on.
When are you going to get the fact that your morals apply to YOU. In the words of Betty Boop: Just YOU, and nobody else but YOU.
You get to behave in accordance with YOUR morals, but you DO NOT get to force them on anyone else. It's really a pretty simple concept, and it never ceases to amaze me when people can't grasp it.
You need to learn to read and comprehend (not just my posts either). We're all in the same boat on being parasites. But frankly, if you're so childish as to go running to MommyHP over a misunderstood bit of words on a screen...then I'm looking forward to seeing what they have to say.
Glass spider did not insult you by saying that everyone and their concerns are miniscule as parasites compared to the universe. That was definately not a personal attack. That was just a truthful statement on humans place in the universe.
You should be ashamed of yourself for flagging them.
Why are you starting yet another thread, did you lose in the other?
I'm simply exercising my freedom of speech. And...so...you think there are behaviors that are shameful? Why don't you think sodomy and trying to legalize sodomy and teach it to young innocent kids is shameful? Very confusing.
Sodomy (anal sex, whether between a man and a man, or a man and a woman) is legal, are you saying laws should be passed that make sodomy illegal? What should the government do to people who sodomize? Why should sodomy be illegal just because you think so? Why shouldnt laws be reinstated that would prevent you as a woman, from voting, working, owning property, being free?
Glass spider was just exercising her freedom of speech too. There are behaviors that are shameful. Being born homosexual is not one of them. You can't control how you are born or, if you swing that way, created by God.
I can't understand why you think being homosexual is a sin. Why would God even create you with a sin?
You are clearly "very confused." Private homosexual acts were declared legal many years ago. People are born homosexual, not taught. Nobody that I'm aware of is "trying to teach children to be homosexual." Some progressive districts are teaching children to be tolerant of homosexuals, however. Why would you oppose this? Is this what you believe?
Brenda, you seem to be quite intelligent, however your delusional view of life has left you looking quite idiotic. Your mind is so closed, in matters of religion and politics, that you are incapable of learning anything new. And you use your intellect to try to prove your nonsensical position.
Your closed minded, hateful attitude is obnoxious! Your politics and your God sucks!
but you've said worse about every group of people you hate. Should hubpages take care of those posts? You speak out against gay people, those who have abortions etc. and you know gays and people here who have abortions have read the things you say about them. I can locate all these threads if you wish.
What makes you think I am not a believer, dear Brenda? The fact that I don't believe the load of lies your blasphemous church has twisted from the Scripture?
Sorry to burst your exclusive little bubble, but our brothers and sisters in Christ are every single person who walks and have ever walked upon the earth. You don't get to exclude people just because you don't like them.
It is a question of Tact versus Tout, not a question of who is right and who is wrong.
Ask a preacher and he will tell you. “You can catch more bees with honey,”
cliché’ I know but the point is, when you alienate your (audience with fire and brimstone) speeches, the audience tends to take you at your manner not your words.
God does not require a fiery sword to get his message across. He had Christ for that. We must follow his example and treat people with compassion and understanding. Listen, consider, and politely disagree.
The trouble is Brenda, that some of the things that you regard as 'plain wrong' are not regarded as wrong or sinful by other groups of people. You do not hold the trump card, and your views and beliefs are not automatically the correct ones or the best ones. If I do not agree with something you believe in, that does not mean that I should give away my beliefs, because you think that yours are better and have a divine seal of approval.
Another shocker - someone could be a conservative and an atheist! The two do not neccessarily go together
you cant simply put a thought and your own moral values with others, if you are a conservative, liberal and you go strongly with your opinions and ideas and deemed thay are the corect ones, you are inviting trouble -- because people will defend their thoughts and why they act like they do,
I'm not trying to elicit support for anything. I'm exercising my freedom of speech in response to the exercising of the liberal free speech that a liberal exercised wherein he/she spoke really hateful insinuating things against conservatives. Just like you just did toward me as well.
The trouble here is that you only want the free speech thing to work for you. No one else is allowed to speak freely without you being very vocal and borderline abusive about their opinions. Being a good Christian I would think that you would understand that it is not up to you to judge others.
Brenda, you said implicitly that Jesus teaches you to be intolerant, those were your words, not mine. It doesn't matter a gnats balls what Jesus teaches you to be intolerant towards, it is the primary fact that he teaches you to be intolerant about anything that is the point of contention.
Brenda, like it or not, that is the impression you are creating with most of your posts that I've seen. There is a big difference between championing your opinions in polite, rational discussion and dogmatically stating your views in a closed-minded way.
Of course, the same could be said for some of the people who disagree with you.
My my...aren't we ALL just FULL of Christian love today!! Can't we all just get along in harmony with the world. Well, now, being that this forum has gone off the deep end....let's just ALL be buddies!! Isn't that speeeeecccial!
But they will hear it from me when they try to change the laws and social atmosphere of the country I've lived in for over 50 years, and where innocent school children are held "hostage, basically" at the whim of liberal teachers and other influences in the media and social settings where they're becoming afraid to speak their good moral values in public.
In the liberal agenda's quest for what they call "social justice", they're breeding intolerance for good morals amongst impressionable youths in this nation, and I for one do not take that lying down. Nor standing up. Nor any ol' way.
I am insulted by that. I do not practice religion but I have very high morals. Some of those morals include not judging others by how they lead their lives. You can be as religious as you want just don't force it on me and tell me I don't have strong morals just because they are different than yours.
As Stephen Colbert has said "truth has a well-known liberal bias"
Indeed you are very powerful! As is each of us! More powerful than we often imagine. Because impressionable children's minds and ways are often formed by what they hear us do and see us do. And what we refrain from doing! And what we make into Law. And what we refrain from making into Law. Both individually and as a nation or nations.
Come on, common courtesy and decency doesn't squelch your freedom of speech let alone someone who has different ideas on what it is to be moral
You say what you want when you want because your right and the obvious chosen mouth piece of God himself and if anyone disagrees with you let them be warned its best to stay quiet or else be called immoral. I have yet to see you show even a modicum of respect for others with differing beliefs from you unlike other conservatives here who take the lessons of love far enough to actually show it from time to time. I suspect you are the sort who prefers to preach the word of god instead of living by it.
-Make decisions based on facts or analysis and not "faith" and "gut feelings." -Put country before party. -Realize that it is okay to help the less fortunate; not all of our poor want handouts; think of philanthropy and not socialism
The current liberal agenda is trying to force it down the throats of American citizens.
If you want to accept that, then that's your choice. I do not and will not. I speak out against it wherever I get the chance, via petitions and just general conversation. The flow of rhetoric from the liberal agenda (emanating of late from The White House) is a horrible thing that, if catered to, will lead this nation down to a decline we cannot pull back up from. I think it was a German commentator months ago who said he could tell from America's moral decline that the rest of America's standing will decline. I agree.
Uninvited Writer has written : " As Stephen Colbert has said "truth has a well-known liberal bias"..
Is this the same Colbert that called Sarah Palin " A f--kin' retard " ?...Great moral source....
Maybe you should have used Spock saying " "I object to Intellect without discipline. I object to power without constructive purpose." I would much rather heed the words of a Vulcan than a superannuated pedagogue...Larry
I think the point should be generalized: NOTHING on mainstream television is worth spit when it comes to intellectual rigour or thought of any depth... this goes for Colbert, it certainly goes for Fox, and it goes for ABC, NBC and CNN News agencies also.
Palin is a retard but. Seriously she is retarded. Tolerance means we allow others, like Brenda, to believe whatever they want no matter how bigoted. However this also applys to everyone else including gays. Everyone has rights not just conservative Christ stains. So my question is what do you do about tolerating people who do not believe in tolerance?