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  1. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: The End is Near!   

    Farmers Fred and Luke were fishing on the side of the road.
    They made a sign saying "The End is Near! Turn yourself around now before it's too late!," and showed it to each passing car. 
    One driver that passed didn't appreciate the sign and shouted, "Leave us alone you religious nuts!" 
    All of a sudden they heard a big splash. 
    Fred grinned at Luke. "Do you think we should just put up a sign that says: 'Bridge Out' instead?"
  2. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: Comment On Current Debate   

    false·hoodˈfôlsˌho͝od/noun the state of being untrue."the truth or falsehood of the many legends that surround her"a lie.plural noun: falsehoodssynonyms:lie, untruth, fib, falsification, fabrication, invention, fiction, story, cock-and-bull story, flight of fancy; More     lying."the right to sue for malicious falsehood"synonyms:lying, mendacity, untruthfulness, fibbing, fabrication, invention, perjury,telling stories; 
    Rather than use the word "falsehood" which implies a person is a liar, would not it be better to say, a person is in error which does not imply ill will on there part?
    un·be·liefˌənbəˈlēf/noun lack of religious belief; an absence of faith.another term for disbelief.Stating a person is in a state of unbelief just because they don't agree with you might also not be a good idea.
  3. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: This one didn't work. . . . yet.   

    I am sure our government will keep trying until maybe it succeeds.
  4. ThePilgrim added an answer to a question: Determinism   

    ​Amen!  Let's just do what our Lord told us to do, get the Word out, and quit arguing about how God does His work.  A question: Did Jesus sit and argue for hours with anyone or did he state the case and let the Father and the Holy Spirit do the work from that point?
  5. ThePilgrim added an answer to a question: Determinism   

    Calvin, Arminius, professor Whoever, why do we argue about their notions?  Why don't we just discuss something really important that theologians once argued about: How many angels can sit on the point of a needle or the head of a pin.  Dumb idea, isn't it?  The Christians job is to spread the gospel not to sit around and argue about Calvin, Arminius, professor Whoever's notions or anything that takes away from our time getting the gospel out.  What a waste of time it is to sit and argue about such things as freedom of the will and predestination among'st ourselves when their is real work to be done.  
    I use to argue about such things myself, until I realized it is just divisive and in no way brings brothers together.    We do not have a lot of time to waste on such things so lets quit arguing and get back to doing our Lord's business.  One of Johns posts that suggested reading the book of Proverbs through once a month, I think might be a good practice for all Christians.  Wisdom is a wonderful thing.  True wisdom does not puff our heads up making it difficult to see what is important.
  6. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: Will it ever stop?   

    "The best of men cannot suspend their fate:
    The good die early, and the bad die late."
         --Daniel Defoe (1660-1731)
    Another great and honest man has been taken. Why was he murdered and by whom?  I think the following article contains the answer:
  7. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: They will make your cash illegal   

    Banks and large corporations now,  you and me later.
  8. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: Is Washington coming to it's senses?   

    Is Washington coming to it's senses?  I pray it is, but I doubt it.
  9. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: They will make your cash illegal   

    True our money is pretty worthless.  The thing is though that if they outlaw the use of cash, then all your supposed money is in the banks computers and as a consequence you can not draw it out and take it home.  So it seems to me that if that is to be the case, you really only have the ability to spend and not to save.  The bank will charge you for keeping what you think is your supposed money and you cannot withdraw it.  No cash . . . . nothing to withdraw.  You might transfer it to another bank but that will really not change that you really can't get your own supposed money . . . . you can only spend it.  If the government wants to tax your supposed money they will merely take it out of your account.  No cash . . . . no money.
  10. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: They will make your cash illegal   

    The article doesn't say the mark is imminent.  It just says they are going to take our money.
  11. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: They will make your cash illegal   

    By hook or by crook, they are going to get our money.  The mark get ever closer.
  12. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: Watch Macedonia   

    Very complicated and long but interesting if you are interested in the machinations of world powers.
  13. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: Five Years Ago   

    An unemployed man is desperate to support his family. His wife watches TV all day and his three teenage kids have dropped out of high school to hang around with the local toughs. He applies for a janitor's job at a large firm and easily passes an aptitude test. 
          The human resources manager tells him, "You will be hired at minimum wage of $5.15 an hour. Let me have your e-mail address so that we can get you in the loop. Our system will automatically e-mail you all the forms and advise you when to start and where to report on your first day." 
          Taken back, the man protests that he is poor and has neither a computer nor an e-mail address. To this the manager replies, "You must understand that to a company like ours that means that you virtually do not exist. Without an e-mail address you can hardly expect to be employed by a high-tech firm. Good day." 
          Stunned, the man leaves. Not knowing where to turn and having $10 in his wallet, he walks past a farmers' market and sees a stand selling 25lb crates of beautiful red tomatoes. He buys a crate, carries it to a busy corner and displays the tomatoes. 
          In less than 2 hours he sells all the tomatoes and makes 100% profit. Repeating the process several times more that day, he ends up with almost $100 and arrives home that night with several bags of groceries for his family. 
          During the night he decides to repeat the tomato business the next day. By the end of the week he is getting up early every day and working into the night. He multiplies his profits quickly. Early in the second week he acquires a cart to transport several boxes of tomatoes at a time, but before a month is up he sells the cart to buy a broken-down pickup truck. 
          At the end of a year he owns three old trucks. His two sons have left their neighborhood gangs to help him with the tomato business, his wife is buying the tomatoes, and his daughter is taking night courses at the community college so she can keep books for him. 
          By the end of the second year he has a dozen very nice used trucks and employs fifteen previously unemployed people, all selling tomatoes. He continues to work hard. 
          Time passes and at the end of the fifth year he owns a fleet of nice trucks and a warehouse which his wife supervises, plus two tomato farms that the boys manage. The tomato company's payroll has put hundreds of homeless and jobless people to work. His daughter reports that the business grossed a million dollars. 
          Planning for the future, he decides to buy some life insurance. Consulting with an insurance adviser, he picks an insurance plan to fit his new circumstances. Then the adviser asks him for his e-mail address in order to send the final documents electronically. 
          When the man replies that he doesn't have time to mess with a computer and has no e-mail address, the insurance man is stunned, What, you don't have e-mail? No computer? No Internet? Just think where you would be today if you'd had all of that five years ago!" 
          "Ha!" snorts the man. "If I'd had e-mail five years ago I would be sweeping floors at Microsoft and making $5.15 an hour."
  14. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: Honoring the Troops?   

    If you need to be paid to honor the troops are you an honorable human being?  My wife volunteers to work at the V.A. hospital in Portland and she has done so for twenty years.  Now that is honoring the troops.  Our government and big business doesn't care about the troops any more than it cares for you and me . . . . and that ain't much!  They use em up and dump em.  Sorry this article just set me off.
  15. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: Truth is not always popular   

    I will start this post with a couple of quotes from History writers that lived in the Roman Empire:
    The first is from Sallust, a contemporary of Julius Caesar:
    “To those who had easily endured toils, dangers, and doubtful and difficult circumstances, ease and wealth, the objects of desire to others, became a burden and a trouble. At first the love of money, and then that of power, began to prevail, and these became, as it were, the sources of every evil. For avarice subverted honesty, integrity, and other honorable principles, and, in their stead, inculcated pride, inhumanity, contempt of religion, and general venality. Ambition prompted many to become deceitful; to keep one thing concealed in the breast, and another ready on the tongue; to estimate friendships and enmities, not by their worth, but according to interest; and to carry rather a specious countenance than an honest heart. These vices at first advanced but slowly, and were sometimes restrained by correction; but afterwards, when their infection had spread like a pestilence, the state was entirely changed, and the government, from being the most equitable and praiseworthy, became rapacious and insupportable.” 
    The second is from Tacitus, a contemporary of the emperor Vespasian:
    “It is no use trying to escape their arrogance by submission or good behavior. Robbers of the world, having by universal plunder exhausted the land, their drive is greed. If the enemy be rich, they are rapacious; if poor, they lust for domination. Neither rule of the East nor West can satisfy them. Alone among men, they crave with equal eagerness poverty and riches. To plunder, slaughter, seize with false pretenses, they give the lying name ‘empire.’ And where nothing remains but a desert, they call that ‘peace.’ ”
    Now a quote from the Prophet Jeremiah, who was considered a traitor by many in Israel: 
    Jer 5:23-31
    23 But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone.
    24 Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the Lord our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.
    25 Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.
    26 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
    27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.
    28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.
    29 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the Lord: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
    30 A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land;
    31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
    At the risk of being called anti-American and a hater of my homeland, I follow these quotes with the latest column by Paul Craig Roberts: