Oak: I would "get all up in there," but your head's already taking up all the available room. I was just checking to see if you are as thin-skinned and retributive as your idol. Thank you for proving that you are. We can now add that to the other loathsome characteristics of his you obviously emulate.
@barf - I don't think we are gonna agree on this one. People who need to hear The Word quite frequently don't WANT to hear it. They cut off John the Baptist's head for that sort of thing.
But you do probably need to clean out your keyboard. I doubt it's divine intervention.. ;P
Why in the #%^ would all of the ,' and " have not made it into my post?
Oak- I think where trying to force ones personal agenda down the throats of others, then yes, it may apply if it does not actually align with Gods desire, intent or will. Not that all individuals are always wrong when they use the Lords name mind you (thus the in vain variable), but any invocation of the Lords name in its specific or broader sense is rolling the dice. Of course, this would apply to preachers maybe especially preachers. They are shepherds after all, and to lead ones sheep off a cliff- well...
Allowing scripture to guide individual actions is not invoking Gods name. In almost every translation, the reference is specifically focused on the actual literal employment of Gods name either directly (in a curse) or as a means to justify ones actions be it verbal or written. Quietly squashing a mosquito while thinking about Genesis 1:26 would not appear to violate the above. Squashing the same mosquito while shouting In Gods name, I banish this aerial bloodsucker to oblivion! would seem to be needlessly asking for a spiritual audit.
All heroes (but one) are fallible. That is one of the common themes in biblical accounts.
Depends on the day of the week and country of origin?
@FUNKbrs - Nonsense. New Orleans invented Jazz. The origin of the Blues, is the broader area of the Mississippi Delta, from whence it migrated in all directions. And according to W.C. Handy, the origin of the Blues was most specific to an old guitarist whom he met in a train station in 1903 in Tutwiler, Mississippi.
Bravo for Senator Cohen. Don't be bullied into taking someone else's stance on an issue. I applaud you for standing up for what is right.
@moverhill - You can kiss it yourself. You seem to enjoy getting all up in there.
@barf - Totally correct.
Funny thing though. Have you noticed that most of the civil rights heroes of the past invoked scripture? Why do you suppose they did that? Because they were 'fallible'? Do you suppose that those who, in their daily lives, use the precepts of Scripture to guide their actions, are likewise 'taking the name of the Lord in vain', to use your 'fallible' interpretation of scripture?
That's an interesting interpretation you have there. I'll let you explain that to your preacher next time you listen to his sermon. I suspect I'd be waiting a long time for that to occur.
No, I don't believe I'm going to agree with you on this one.
FUNK: It's working.
But no seriously, if you really believe the Bible, Barf is dead right.
The fact anyone would cherry pick the Bible to support their opinions shows an extreme contempt for scripture.
email@example.com, unfortunately, unless you are voting in the 9th it's a waste of time. Maybe if you held your breath.
I might suggest the invisible hand of a free market.
barf, which name?
Mullins, something may have been lost in the translation, maybe the translator simply didn't feel like explaining it further.
All you have to do is walk down Beale and read the placards.
They're pretty explicit about it.
Unless the Bible is crystal clear on an issue, I typically fall back on old tried and true Exodus 20:7, "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain". Of course the true meaning of the verse goes beyond the occasional curseword and applies to all invocation of God's intent, will or simple biblical verses to support one's personal (thus fallible) agenda.
Should we tell Cohen we don't care whether he is going or not, or just ignore him as usual!!!
Quite the diatribe you went on there Mr. Funk. Many things stated as facts which I'm sure you can back up in your response citing the correct documents and not opinion pieces. I'm looking forward to being enlightened. Those damned politicians are all racist obviously. Oh, except for Joe Brown and the pole dancer.
I live in Nashville and I will say we have a great program that helps spay/neuter animals for very low cost and they travel all over the city. They provide vaccines, meds, etc for very low cost. They have one main facility and then a van that travels to low income areas to help people take care of their animals and I know it was in works with the Target Zero program. Its all government funded or subsidized and well worth it.
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