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ThePilgrim

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#391352 The Never Ending Story...

Posted by ThePilgrim on 14 October 2014 - 07:38 PM

. . . . serve me pinto beans.




#391186 Whats for Supper...

Posted by ThePilgrim on 13 October 2014 - 08:15 PM

Simmered some homemade potato soup with lots of bacon in it all day, thickened it, and added some cheese and served it with some homemade biscuits with lots of butter an honey.  

MMMMMMM . . . .it was soooo good :thblisshe5:  :wow:  then I had a cup of good coffee.  :coffee2:   I'll have popcorn later I think.   :popcorn:




#390928 I Am New Here

Posted by ThePilgrim on 12 October 2014 - 03:00 PM

Calvin and Arminius were both mistaken in some of their doctrines (very important doctrines) so why do people want to call themselves by there names.  I read the bible, I follow the teachings of my savior and God,Jesus Christ.  I follow no man because I find that most of them are just as messed up about some things as I am.  All this to say, I am a Christian . . . . call me by no other name please.




#390836 Sorry No Cameras Allowed Here.

Posted by ThePilgrim on 11 October 2014 - 07:55 PM

Happens her too.  Could make me very angry if I were not such a cool-headed person.   :verymad:  :verymad:  :verymad:  :verymad:




#390609 What Madison Said

Posted by ThePilgrim on 09 October 2014 - 10:59 AM

Just reading and musing about things eternal and not so eternal this morning, things like liberty, justice, and the American way, and that sort of stuff.  I ran across a quote from James Madison in his Political Observations:

 

"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."

 

Seems like my lifetime from 1938 to today has been filled with one war after another, for one reason or cause after another.  Were the reasons or the causes just or right?  I have my opinions, but then they in the end are just my opinions and so won't give them.  After all this is not about the reasons or the causes of war, it is about some of the things war causes.  

 

I think Madison hit the nail on the head.  Continuous war makes it impossible for the continuance of liberty.  

 

It just seems to go on forever.  When I was a child and even as a young man I gloried in the glorious victories of our military in it's various wars and thought it was a wonderful thing that our nation would set out to right all the wrongs on this planet.  But as I have grown older I have come to realize that it was an impossible task for any nation to do militarily what can only be done spiritually.  Even within a nation nothing can really be changed by force or coercion.  Only God can bring peace either to the world or the human soul.  

 

Forgive my musings.  Just reading the news seems to bring on these spells.  Sometimes I think I would be much happier if I couldn't read and were just really ignorant of what goes on in the minds of men.  




#390368 The Never Ending Story...

Posted by ThePilgrim on 07 October 2014 - 09:03 PM

And it sounded like this . . . http://www.wimp.com/banjobrothers/




#390362 Trying To Get On The Same Side As The World

Posted by ThePilgrim on 07 October 2014 - 08:28 PM

Compromise is very popular around this area.  Iv'e gotten in some discussions about compromise with other Christians and all I hear in return is compromising is a requirement for church growth and holding one together.

If a compromise between God and Satan were possible (which it is not) only Satan could come out ahead.  In today's society compromise is a good word (so they tell me).  Don't you believe it!  

I am not talking here about chocolate or vanilla or strawberry . . . . on that I think we might reach a compromise.  Neapolitan maybe.   :popcorn:




#389885 random fact game

Posted by ThePilgrim on 02 October 2014 - 03:36 PM

President Reagan said they were a vegetable.  That's good enough for me.




#389865 The Never Ending Story...

Posted by ThePilgrim on 02 October 2014 - 12:42 PM

Bubba.




#389791 Last one to post in this thread wins

Posted by ThePilgrim on 01 October 2014 - 07:58 PM

Thanks for the support friends.




#389788 Whats for Supper...

Posted by ThePilgrim on 01 October 2014 - 07:36 PM

Bacon, lettuce, and tomato on toast with carrot and raisin salad.




#389719 Last one to post in this thread wins

Posted by ThePilgrim on 01 October 2014 - 10:26 AM

Well, I got this here thing inside me.  One doc calls it a node, one doc calls it a mass, so I don't know what to call it.  So anyways; I got this thing and they did a biopsy yesterday and they won't let me know anything till next week.  So after letting them stick a big long needle into me and grab a piece, I still don't know nuthin.  But not to worry . . . . it all will come out good in the end, cause my Lord says so.




#389608 "Ban The Person Above You" Game

Posted by ThePilgrim on 30 September 2014 - 05:49 PM

Ban Happy for being hungry but . . . . 




#389530 Hypocrisy Left And Right

Posted by ThePilgrim on 29 September 2014 - 10:45 PM

Here is a table from  Definition of Terms:

Society and Organization

The basic organization of society reflects the worldview of the individuals involved at each level.

General forms of organization

 

Hierarchy A pyramid-style social and economic control structure. The freedom and authority of one group of individuals is limited by a smaller, more powerful group at the next higher level.

 

Bureaucracy The operational levels of a hierarchical control structure, either government or corporate. Success in the organization is based on obedience and conformity. Collectivist forms of organization

 

Communist A theoretical form of Socialism where all individuals are equal, all property is jointly owned, and all decisions are made by consensus of the collective without the need for "the State".

 

Socialist A form of Democracy where all property is owned by "the State", and all decisions are made by public committees sometimes known as soviets. Degenerates into an Oligarchy with top-down control via the central committee and the bureaucracy.

 

Democracy A system in which the collective will of the majority is considered absolute. Property may be owned collectively or privately. It is dominated by political activists and financial interests who mobilize majority groups to exercise control over minority groups on specific issues. Degenerates into an Oligarchy as the most successful manipulators consolidate their wealth and position. Individualist forms of organization

 

Anarchy A non-hierarchical system in which each individual exercises complete self-government. An ideal and unstable condition that rapidly degenerates into a Democracy for any group larger than a few individuals.

 

Republic A system in which a charter defines certain rules and limitations on the will of the majority, safeguarding individual and minority group rights. Most property is owned privately rather than collectively. The upper levels of the hierarchy are selected by and accountable to the public, and their power is limited by the charter. Degenerates into an Oligarchy as the charter is gradually bypassed, and power and property are concentrated.

 

Federation A group of Republics acting together for mutual advantage, while maintaining their independent authority. Degenerates into an Empire as the constituent Republics yield power to a central authority which eventually assumes control.

 

Capitalist An economic system based on individual ownership of property and capital, compatible with individualist forms of political organization. Tends to degenerate into an elitist system as capital is concentrated into fewer and fewer hands (monopoly capitalism). Elitist forms of organization

 

Monarchy A hierarchy where the top level is comprised of a "royal" family which exercises absolute control and owns all property. The upper levels are comprised of "noble" families which receive and maintain their titles at the discretion of the royalty. Control and property are passed on to bloodline descendents of these families.

 

Oligarchy A hierarchy where the top level is comprised of an elite group of individuals which are united by ideology in addition to family bloodlines. The upper levels are comprised of corporations, foundations and other long-lived entities controlled by this group. Control and property are passed on to group members chosen for their loyalty.

 

Fascist A hierarchy which permits a certain degree of "private" business ownership and operation under its oversight, as opposed to a Socialist system where all production is directly owned and controlled by the State.

 

Dictatorship A hierarchy where the top level is controlled by a single strongman who maintains his position by force and terror. Tends to collapse due to corruption and lack of internal support. Empire A hierarchy spanning multiple regions. Normally the result of a hostile takeover of one or more weaker entities by a stronger and more aggressive one. The weaker entities may continue to exist as client states without independent authority.

 

Totalitarian A rigid hierarchy which is especially intolerant of individual freedom or dissent. Authoritarian A rigid hierarchy under the authority of a single ruler (eg: Emperor, Dictator)

So looking at the table pick out America's form of government as it is today.

 

This table can be found at:http://modernhistory...cle=Definitions




#389529 "Ban The Person Above You" Game

Posted by ThePilgrim on 29 September 2014 - 10:23 PM

Ban NN for going bananas on us.






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