• John McGrath

    Jerusalem, the fount of hatred, fanaticism and violence down through the ages. Cursed by God, or blessed by the Devil?

  • The Sixth Circuit based their decision first on precedent. There was really no reason to wander into the merits of the cases: http://www.slowlyboiledfrog.com/2014/11/no-surprise-from-sixth-circuit.html

    It comes as no surprise given the tenor of oral arguments in early August. My only question is “what took so damned long?” We still have time to get the case to the Supreme Court this session — maybe.

  • Karla

    So many people today only want to talk about gay marriage and/or abortion
    so they don’t have to face their own sin. 1 Corinthians 6:9-12 lists all the
    the sexually immoral and greedy coveters right along with homosexuals
    so all sin is bad/needs to be talked about. Being mean/sharp tongues are
    out of control yet harldy ever get talked about. Bible says if you have a
    sharp tongue your religion is worthless yet people don’t bridle their tongue.
    Gambling/premartial sex,jealousy,pride,takin the Lords name in vain also
    seem to harldy ever get talked about today because so many people only
    want to focus on the gay marriage issue or abortion. We all must Repent!

    Ephesians 5:18 says don’t get drunk and 1 Corinthians 6:10 says that all
    drunkards go to hell. Jesus made wine for symbolic reasons not for getting
    drunk plus it was new wine/diluted and the Bible also says that we are not
    to get drunk on strong wine/don’t get drunk with wine for it’s debauchery!
    Many peole think Grace allows them to sin but Grace allows us to Repent
    and turn from our sin. Big difference! We all must Repent! Two guys were
    next to Jesus on the Cross and only one guy went to heaven! Why is that?
    Only one of the guys Repented/had a change of heart about his/their sin.
    Bible says Repent and believe the Gospel to be saved. We must Repent!

  • Charles Freeman

    Who or what planted the tree of knowledge in Eden? Who or what created the serpent that directed Adam and Eve to the fruit? If good and evil are types of essential human knowledge, then how can they be bad? If the little mountain god of the Old Testament did these things, then he must be playing bad games with humans! If there was a devil in existence in Eden, how did it exist if god created everything and god is all good? If these sound like nutty questions to anyone, the answers either don’t exist or also sound a bit cracked. It’s time to give up the fairy stories and legends that make no sense. Karla, you keep repeating the same junk from article to article in the comments sections. I’m tired of seeing your diatribes. Please go away!

  • Karla

    Charles Freeman-The why are you on this webstie? If you don’t like it
    then why do you come on here? It’s funny how people that don’t want
    to believe in God come to these websites and fight over something that
    you say doesn’t exist. You know God is real and that’s why you fight
    so hard. If you don’t like what I write then don’t read what I write and if
    you don’t like Jesus/God/the Bible why come to these websites? The
    Bible says satan/luficer was once in heaven but chose to rebel and
    was kicked out of heaven/is now a fallen angel. God gave us a choice
    to follow Him/He gave a conscience to know what is right and wrong.
    It’s called free will. Read Romans 1:18-25. Creation itself is proof of
    God and also God gave us the knowledge to know what is right and
    wrong. Conscience means with knowledge. Ironic how so many that
    don’t believe in God come to these types of websites to fight somethin
    you say doesn’t exist. God wrote it on all our hearts so you know that
    He is real/exists but you choose like lucifer/satan to rebel/sin and we
    all sin so that’s why we need to Repent/accept Christ. God bless.

  • Larry

    Karla, when it comes to our laws, until people like yourself work up the nerve to finally overthrow our free and democratic way of life in favor of turning the nation into a theocratic craphole, you can take your Bible and stick it somewhere painful.

    Nobody has to care what you think God wants when the subject is our civil laws.

  • Charles Freeman

    I’m on this website because it reports on religious issues I think are relevant to our lives. You keep repeating the same crap about your particular beliefs. You don’t even pay attention to the issues arising in the RNS. You’re repetitive and boring. You are abusing the privilege of writing comments. Go Away!

  • Karla

    Charles Freeman-If you would read what I wrote my comments
    always pertain to what is on here but then I use examples in the
    Bible pertaining to the point I make. The people that are being
    rude are you and all of these other people on here that hate
    God/don’t like being told how to live. God bless.

  • Karla – You may not have noticed, but RNS is not an exclusively Dominionist, Evangelical, Fundamentalist Christian site. Other forms of Christianity, other religions, and none, are referenced and, apparently, welcomed. As far as I can tell, all may write. However, I’m sure we all get tired of proselytizing by others for belief systems we don’t agree with.

    Not all Christians will agree with your understanding of God and the Bible and, especially, not all religionists of whatever sort, of which there are many. In addition, people claiming to have no religious faith at all (an increasing percentage in this country; maybe as many as 40%) may feel they have the right to share their viewpoints with religionists. As long as we are not forcing one belief system on all people (like ISIS, the Taliban, or Fundamentalist Christians who want the U.S. to become a theocracy do, etc.), we should be able to communicate civilly with each other about our beliefs. We have the right to hold different religious beliefs, or none, and to talk about them freely.

    I hope that you have read the Bible in it’s entirety. Many Christians have not. The Old Testament was oral for hundreds of years before being written down and was modified many, many times. The version most Christians use was written in Greek in Egypt a thousand years or more after the events described. You are not seeing the written words of Moses, Abraham, Noah, Joshua, et al (or even David and Solomon) as dictated by God. There are various types of literatures in the Old Testament, not only legal and behavioral instructions and history. Also, if you read closely, you will see that there were periods of time when God’s Chosen People worshipped other Gods, not just Yahweh (and there were minor household Gods as well). Jews were not always monotheistic.

    The New Testament books were written long after Jesus died (if he lived) and no one knows for sure who wrote what. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were identified as authors without proof of their books having been written by Jesus’ disciples or apostles. These names were chosen to give credibility to the writings. It is believed that about half of Paul’s writings may have been written by Paul and the rest were pseudonymous. Paul never met Jesus, except in a vision. So, none of the New Testament books can be authenticated as having been written by people who knew and followed Jesus.

    Creation is not proof of God. There is no proof of God. You will believe regardless, but there is no reason to expect all other human beings to have the same beliefs you have.

  • Karla

    Rowena-I understand that other beliefs are on here but I find it odd that
    atheists get so mad at Christians so if they don’t like it don’t come on the
    Christian part of the website. Read Romans 1:18-25. Creation is proof
    of God because if there is a creation there is a Creator. God is very real.
    Thank you for all of your input/feedback. I appreciate it. Read the Case
    for Christ by Lee Strobel/Bible prophecy about Jesus Christ. God bless.

  • Karla

    Rowena-Psalm 22:16-18 is very specific about Jesus and Isaiah 53:3-5 also
    is very specific. Check out Bible prophecy/do some more research because
    Jesus is real. Why would the Roman soldiers lie and say that His body was
    stolen if He was still in the Grave?Bible prophecy is real/Jesus is the Messiah.

  • Karla

    People who say that Jesus was just a prophet don’t make sense because no
    true prophet can be revered if they are a liar so either Jesus was a liar or He
    was the Messiah/only way to heaven! It doesn’t matter how spiritual people
    are if they aren’t Biblical they are still lost/headed for hell. Luke 13 says we
    must bear good fruit. That fruit is fruit of Repentance not good works because
    many non-believers do good works so it doesn’t matter how good the people
    do if they don’t Repent/trust Christ they’re not saved. Only by Repenting and
    then trusting Christ will/can save us! All of these other false religions say you
    have to do good works/earn your way to heaven but then at the end of their
    life they have no assurance if they are going to heaven but with Christ we
    have assurance of going to heaven if we Repent/trust in Him to be saved.
    People who say all roads are the same don’t make sense cause each belief
    says something different. If there were other ways why would Jesus go to the
    Cross/go through what He did if there are other ways? Jesus is the only way!

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  • Doc Anthony

    The Sixth Circuit Court has addressed your “civil laws”, Larry, and decided against the Gay Marriage Cult. Cultists like you are upset about it, but as you say, “Nobody has to care.”

  • rob

    people make grape juice ,, God made wine ———–GET OVER IT..

    wine always has a healthy dose of alcohol content or it would not be wine.