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grant228 2017-06-28 09:13:55
Deb, thank you for your candid, thoughtful response. You have echoed many concerns I have about organized religion and biblical interpretations and revisions. For people to say they believe every word in it illustrates their ignorance of the number of languages its been through and the contradictions that abound. I sometimes think reincarnation may be the way to go but overall think I have to make the most of this single trip on our planet.
phonerec 2017-06-27 23:32:40
No impertinence, good question. The God I have to talk to sometimes when I'm upset. I know he's not a slot machine, you can't just ask and get it. My therapist. When my brother was so sick last year, and my well meaning friends kept posting on Facebook "praying for complete healing", I kind of hated that. I knew it wasn't happening. He had stage 4 cancer, he was going, and did, die. So, like I said, God isn't a slot machine. And I don't know that I have faith in the Bible. How many times, from how many languages has it been translated, and nobody got it wrong? I don't think so. And I don't think I believe in Heaven or Hell. I like to think you just sleep forever. Although I don't rule out re-incarnation, but that may just be wishful thinking.
grant228 2017-06-26 02:11:22
Deb, if you'll excuse the impertinence, which god?
phonerec 2017-06-24 17:19:57
I'm a big fan of God,,,but not organized religion.
grant228 2017-06-23 20:28:59
Dave, your brother might agree with the saying - the reason a church congregation is called a flock is because they're ready to be fleeced!
dave 2017-06-20 13:41:18
Hi Guys, My brother has always had a big issue with that "churches are non-taxable" thing too. Bill, Hope your doing better now.
grant228 2017-06-18 08:24:20
Deb, none of us should be silly enough to claim an unblotted copybook. "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." As a fellow animal lover, I'm with you 100%. Bill, I am sorry to learn of your continuing health issues. As we all know, without good health, life can become pretty draining. Chin up! Regarding those temperatures, considering this is the start of your summer, it could be a long, hot one. I hope you don't get those mad days we had in January.
phonerec 2017-06-17 18:01:52
Grant you can scratch the unblemished lifestyle, but I do adore animals, so I guess that would be the one. Bill, it's really hot here in Oklahoma as well. 96 degrees with a heat index of 106. By the way Bill, take care of yourself!!!
bill 2017-06-17 01:03:33
I gang. Sorry I haven't chimed in lately. My health is a bit shaky.

Grant, we're getting your type of weather here - about 90F (like 30C, I'm guessing?...)
grant228 2017-06-16 11:25:01
Deb, I did a little research and discovered grace is the free and unmerited favor (or favour) of God. I wonder what one has to do to get the unmerited kind. Be an exceptionally nice person? Have an unblemished lfestyle? Be kind to all dumb animals? Into which category do you fall?
phonerec 2017-06-14 22:46:42
LOL!!! I kind of like "The Grace Foundation". I'm always telling people to feel free to donate money. Then they find out my last name is Grace, and for some reason they don't, LOL!
grant228 2017-06-14 07:17:15
Deb, with marriage equality you're one step ahead of Australia. We're still tying ourselves in moral knots over an issue that should be no-one else's business but those concerned. Regarding taxing churches, bring it on! When I see the opulent lifestyles of some of your televangelists, I know they've hit the jackpot! I'm thinking of starting a church of my own! How does the Church of Devout Triviaists sound?
phonerec 2017-06-13 23:33:36
Thanks to the Supreme Court, Marriage Equality is now the law of the land. I have too many friends and family that I love dearly not to be thrilled about that! And I agree about separation of church and state. Frankly, I think churches should be taxed. I'm not anti-God, far from it, but it sure would help balance the budget. And I'm pretty sure God wouldn't mind.
grant228 2017-06-13 19:23:12
Dave, I think he and the framers of your constitution would have great disagreements about the separation of the state and church.
dave 2017-06-12 13:18:10
Grant, I confess I haven't paid much attention to Pence.
grant228 2017-06-12 01:54:50
Deb, your faith in the Supreme Court is reassuring but they have no control over nuclear codes do they?
phonerec 2017-06-11 22:04:06
We have 3 and a half years of hell no matter what. But you can combat Pence in court. You can't fight bat-crap crazy that is Trump.
grant228 2017-06-10 22:45:56
Deb, be careful what you wish for! It's your VP who frightens me more with his fundamental Bible thumpin'. Trump only pretends, thus placates his god-fearin' supporters. Pence believes the big fella in the sky talks to him on a one to one basis. As we've seen with Islamist terrorism, those who believe God is on their side don't care about the consequences if they're performing "God's work".
phonerec 2017-06-10 17:53:49
I'm praying for impeachment, so he won't have a 2nd chance.
dave 2017-06-09 18:18:24
Trump is 70. I don't think he's going to change much now.
grant228 2017-06-09 03:38:53
Dave, I'm intrigued by your ambiguous response. Do you mean Americans are stupid enough to repeat the mistake or The Donald may shock most of the world and grow into the position?
dave 2017-06-08 15:50:34
Time will tell Grant
grant228 2017-06-05 08:37:01
Deb, it's sad for your nation and the world that the respected position of president has now been dragged down to such a nadir. I suppose the only saving grace from this current malady is Americans couldn't be so stupid to repeat the mistake.
phonerec 2017-06-02 16:27:06
On occasion it is, lol.
grant228 2017-06-02 06:54:19
Deb, down here the use of boxing gloves has long been suggested for boys who can't keep their hands off their "equipment". Donning boxing gloves on the Donald may be a multi-faceted approach that would stop his immature tweeting and his self-indulgent approach to everything! Is the term "wanker" used in the US?
phonerec 2017-06-01 16:24:54
I don't think Trump is stupid. I think he's immoral, bigoted, misogynistic and in way over his head. He simply doesn't know what he's doing. And someone needs to tape his thumbs down to keep him off Twitter.
grant228 2017-05-30 03:14:19
So, Bill, does that mean it's viable but stupidity stands in its way? If so, everyone involved in the obstruction deserves condemnation.
bill 2017-05-26 16:31:26
Politics, Grant, plain and simple.
grant228 2017-05-26 08:07:40
Deb, I think you'll need to have this apology on constant replay for the next three and a half years. I never thought you'd have a president who would make George W look intelligent and measured. Can someone educate me and explain why universal health care (so successful here and in many other nations) is so hard to implement in the US?
phonerec 2017-05-25 23:47:10
Once again, I have to apologize to the rest of the world for the presidents actions. School yard bullying at the NATO conference. *SIGH*,,,,,,,,,®    Introduction    Privacy Policy    Conditions of Use    

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