58, Pastor in a small upstate New York church. Love to watch & play hockey.
There is such a thing as buying an election. Why? Because you can buy what others have to spend all their time trying to raise — cash. You can do like Bloomberg and flood the markets with ads that others can’t afford. THAT’s buying an election. Would I vote for Bloomberg over Trump? Yes, but I would most definitely hold my nose doing it. I don’t trust that he won’t do what Trump is doing, ie., raiding the lower and middle classes for the sake of the wealthiest.
I don’t see the two as mutually exclusive.
Nevertheless, I think the Lions and Tigers and Bears reference is sufficient for most.
While Judy Garland’s Dorothy was brunette, the book had her as blonde. And considering that Shirley Temple was first considered for the role, blonde still works.
Mine does — married her in February in New York. Gorgeous.
You have made a wild over-generalization. It betrays your own biases but does not get close to the truth. You say all Christians eschew critical thinking and only engage in brainwashing. Upon what expertise do you base this assessment? Your own extremely limited experience? The very fact that Christians differ radically in their political, theological and social views indicates that there is critical thinking and remarkably good scholarship. That’s why I belong to a Christian group which fights the privatization of everything in the country, the school-to-prison mass incarceration, the gun mania in our country, the destruction of our environment (yes, we totally believe in climate change), LGBTQ rights (we ordain gays and perform same sex marriages), equal pay for women, and choice. People don’t come to those decisions — whether religious or not — without critical thinking and challenging of one’s own preconceptions.
No, you are wrong. You are speaking about the soul which according to tradition does not enter the body till “quickening” — well after the time of an abortion for anything other than to save the life of the mother. Furthermore, even Numbers 5 gives a formula for aborting a fetus in the case of adultery, albeit as a test of infidelity.
He still has the ability to turn into a bat — an ability he seems to forget much of the time.
They’re going to get bounced off of that ship.