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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    Somehow...I don't think that is going to happen anytime soon...


    Called it...
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King

    I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong. Frederick Douglas

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedmprig View Post
    Called it...
    criticize =/= demonize

    I have never spoken about Democrats the way ox speaks about your President.
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
    Than a fool in the eyes of God


    From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    An inverse genetic fallacy. I don't think I've ever seen one of those...
    You seem to not get it, I don’t care what you think.
    "The man from the yacht thought he was the first to find England; I thought I was the first to find Europe. I did try to found a heresy of my own; and when I had put the last touches to it, I discovered that it was orthodoxy."
    GK Chesterton; Orthodoxy

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilpixieofterror View Post
    You seem to not get it, I don’t care what you think.
    Oh I got it. You seemed to miss the point too.


    (and that was still a variant on the genetic fallacy)
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King

    I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong. Frederick Douglas

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    Oh I got it. You seemed to miss the point too.


    (and that was still a variant on the genetic fallacy)
    I get it just fine, but there’s no reason I should take advice on Christianity or anyone’s walk with God, with you.
    "The man from the yacht thought he was the first to find England; I thought I was the first to find Europe. I did try to found a heresy of my own; and when I had put the last touches to it, I discovered that it was orthodoxy."
    GK Chesterton; Orthodoxy

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilpixieofterror View Post
    I get it just fine, but there’s no reason I should take advice on Christianity or anyone’s walk with God, with you.
    I don't recall suggesting you should. Indeed, it would be rather odd for me to make any suggestions about anyone's "walk with god" since I believe they are actually walking alone.
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King

    I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong. Frederick Douglas

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    Called it...

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    So I broke down and watched Meet The Press live, instead of waiting for the podcast. But that's not the important thing. The important thing is that Joel Osteen shows up right afterwards.

    Joel Osteen is preaching this morning to an empty church, and now I don't know how I ever lived without him. Awesome news, folks. There's no need to fear covid-19! It turns out God is going to shield us from the virus. There were caveats in there, like not watching the news, or talking to friends and family members who are afraid, but if you can manage that, God's going to make you invisible to everything that can harm you.

    What a relief.

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    Joel Osteen is a fraud.

    It's like an anecdote I heard years ago:

    "I don't wear a seatbelt, because God will protect me."
    "God doesn't protect fools."
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
    Than a fool in the eyes of God


    From "Fools Gold" by Petra

  11. Amen mossrose amen'd this post.
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    Osteen is the worst sort of fraud. Someone who's in it for the money.

    I'm always still in trouble again

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