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#399588 random fact game

Posted by ThePilgrim on 24 January 2015 - 03:49 PM

Bananas are known to lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes, as well as decrease your risk of getting cancer, according to the FDA.

Bananas are good food fit for human consumption as are many other real creations of God that he placed on this earth for man's sustenance.  However, I think the FDA states the case wrongly.  They should have said> All food placed on this earth for man's sustenance should be eaten and enjoyed by man to maintain his health and strength as our good God intended.  They should have also said:  All other foods made by man that contain chemicals to make them better selling products and all genetically modified foods to make higher profits for the companies so involved should not be eaten as they contain poisonous chemicals and pesticides and herbicides.  

#399519 World Economic Forum In Davos, Switzerland Turns To Mindfulness Meditation

Posted by ThePilgrim on 23 January 2015 - 02:01 PM

"Led by Mr. Kabat-Zinn, the stretch of silence was intended to get delegates out of their heads, and instead notice what was happening around them."


Not such a difficult thing to do since most of the world's elite (judging by the things they say and do) are already half out of their minds.

#399517 Hypocrites

Posted by ThePilgrim on 23 January 2015 - 01:56 PM

Maybe they just have a need to keep their head on their shoulders.  He said tongue in cheek.  :hide:

#399516 random fact game

Posted by ThePilgrim on 23 January 2015 - 01:50 PM

Went to my computer this morning and read the news. . . . feeling kind'a lowdown.  

#399461 Contemporary Christian Musical Artists Say: We Will Stand “United”——With New...

Posted by ThePilgrim on 22 January 2015 - 02:25 PM

Coyotes, for me.   I like the tenors best.

#399391 Russia (Magog) & Iran (Persia) Sign Defense Deal - Ezek 38-39

Posted by ThePilgrim on 21 January 2015 - 01:01 PM

The U.S. and the E.U. are pushing the world into two camps.  I think George Bush said it best, "If you ain't with us you are against us".  Any nations that won't Kow Tow to the way the U.S. want the world to be is an enemy of the West.  Why would it be surprising to anyone that those we consider our enemies would consider us a danger to their existence and "circle the wagons".  It doesn't matter whether we are right or wrong (though I think we are wrong) in our behavior with foreign powers, all governments must act in what they perceive in the best interests of their people.  


World leaders are not Christians (in my opinion anyway) so don't expect them to act as such.  They have no Godly wisdom or direction for their actions.  Their actions are based on human experience and (in their opinion) "what works" meaning they are for the most part pragmatists.  Morality or love of fellow man figures little in their thinking.  


Then their is that old saying, "the enemy of my enemy is my friend".  We have chosen, out of hubris, to make Russia an enemy instead of our friend.  Why should we be surprised if it decides to befriend someone else we consider our enemy.  Very pragmatic it would seem to me.  Safety in numbers, I guess.  Sorry for all the old cliches. 


I think that it is not necessary to add all this nation realigning business up into an end times scenario.  The New World Order may be behind it all, or Satan, or even Obama or Putin.  I don't know, but in the end God is in control of the outcome.  Oh!  Just one more old cliche we might all think about by that old philosopher Alfred E. Newman, "What me worry".Alfred-600-me-worry.jpg


Sorry, couldn't help myself.

#399359 Former President Jimmy Carter Blames Israel (“Palestinian Problem”) For Recen...

Posted by ThePilgrim on 20 January 2015 - 07:38 PM

You are right they do have use for the Middle East oilfields.  Maybe the American people should be U.S. government built up ISIS in the first place.  We all know what happened to Dr. Frankenstein after he built his monster, might the same be in store for the creators of ISIS?

#399356 Former President Jimmy Carter Blames Israel (“Palestinian Problem”) For Recen...

Posted by ThePilgrim on 20 January 2015 - 06:00 PM

I just liked Covenanter and John81's last post.  I am so confused.  I love my fellow man and in the parable of the fella robbed along the road it sorta says all fellas are my fellow man.  Where do we draw lines saying there is hope of salvation for this man but not this man?  Why do I give up on this man but not this man?  Do I accept the position of judge when I make these decisions?  I am confused!  

#399313 Famine Coming Soon

Posted by ThePilgrim on 19 January 2015 - 06:40 PM

It might be a mistake to believe that because the Lord has not let you go hungry yet that He never will.  Probably this is out of context but I am reminded of the words to a silly country song, "I never promised you a rose garden".  It seems like some think they are more special in God's eyes than say, the list of the faithful people in the book of Hebrews.  


Though I don't have a lot of faith like a lot of other people seem to have, I know I am safe in my Saviours hands.  He has let me go without many meals, He has let me suffer in many different ways, but it has all been for my good and I thank Him for the lessons.  It just seems foolish for anyone especially a Christian to believe that they are beyond suffering because they are God's children.  Many of God's children have and will suffer.

#399062 Do You Believe That Divorce And Remarriage Is Acceptable ?

Posted by ThePilgrim on 14 January 2015 - 07:22 PM

I have a lot of sympathy with Wretched's view. If we go down mkrishna's route, we end up with all sorts of bizarre scenarios. For example, we might say that if one of an unsaved couple who got married at a drive-thru wedding venue and have kids got saved, they ought to stay with the family for the sake of not committing the sin of divorce. But if the same unsaved couple didn't have any papers, the saved person would be perfectly free to dump his family, and maybe ought to do so for the sake of not being unequally yoked. Even though the devastation caused to the kids and their mother would be the same either way.


Can you imagine: three kids in the house and the mother bedridden with some long-term illness and the father comes home and says, "I have been reborn in Christ and am now a new man! And the first thing I'm gonna do is leave all of you--have a nice life!".


Mind you, doesn't Christian in Pilgrim's Progress do that?

Pilgrims progress is an allegory of a Christians salvation and his attempt to live a Christian life in spite of the world and the people around him that refused to listen to the truth and be redeemed.  John Bunyan wrote another book after Pilgrims Progress named Christiana which was an allegory about Christian's wife who finally was saved and made her journey through life.  As an Allegory of the Christian journey through this world it it no way implies the leaving of a family or even just a wife in the physical sense.  We are to continue in pursuing our goal of living a Godly life in spite of those who may attempt (overtly or not) to hinder us in our journey.


Great books by a great writer.  I wish everyone would read them.

#398990 This World Is Not My Home.....

Posted by ThePilgrim on 13 January 2015 - 02:32 PM

I agree free expression is a good thing, however the thing about free expression is I also have the right to say what is expressed is garbage.  So many people seem not to understand that and accuse one being against free expression.  It is a two way street.  

#398961 Hard Job Made Easy?

Posted by ThePilgrim on 12 January 2015 - 10:29 PM

Trouble with dynamite is you would never hear that momentous C-R-A-C-K when that big block of wood finally gave up.  What a pleasing sound that was.  :popcorn:

#398952 Hard Job Made Easy?

Posted by ThePilgrim on 12 January 2015 - 09:13 PM

And to think I use to work so hard with a heavy splitting maul.  :th_wellduh:



#398691 This World Is Not My Home.....

Posted by ThePilgrim on 09 January 2015 - 06:42 PM

Leftist, Anarchist, and I guess in today's lingo you could include Rightist also, they are all the same to me.  People who want to destroy all that is good and decent in the world for their selfish desires.   :verymad:

#398672 Lambs......two More Weeks

Posted by ThePilgrim on 09 January 2015 - 03:49 PM

Beautiful!  Looks like the place my late wife and I always wanted.   :peek:

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