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sounds fake

Something from the Onion, repeated?
His attitude seems surly, soured, and maybe he should think of moving elsewhere that he might be happier, perhaps some leftist country?

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she not he

The author is Melanie Tubbs and teaches at Arkansas Tech University.

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If one can take it, more of her

God divorced, Got ex boyfriend, Got drunk, Got laid, Got sick, ......

1 Timothy chapter 2

"8 - I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety."

1 Corinthians 14:34
Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

Titus 2:5
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Genesis 3:16
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
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Move elsewhere?
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Not at all

I'd rather them stay here and suffer emotional angst than follow their dreams to those Utopian Communist and Socialist "One Party" regimes. Or, maybe they could admit they are Liars just like their Liar in Chief and quit being a bunch of hypocrites about it.

What to call Communist and Socialist who stick around in Capitalist countries to enjoy the higher standard of living, all while moaning about how much better the Commie and Socialist utopian societies are. Reminds me of the dog who sat on a cactus and howled all night long. Didn't like where he was, but was too lazy to get up and move some place else.

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RE:but was too lazy to get up and move some place else.
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Re: fake is the original.

She calls herself "Christian left". Do you mean to say that not all Christians are welcome in the USA, but only members of the "Christian right"?

Maybe you agree with what's said in But is such a difference of opinion enough to expel them or wish them expelled from the USA in stead of entering an open dialog with these fellow Christians?

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Jesus described such through John

Revelation 2

20 "Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works."

She sounds like a religious Jezebaal.

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oh well

Looks like it is real and she did write it. I guess even she has the right to her own opinion no matter how wrong she is.

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RE:She sounds like a religious Jezebaal.
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there are all sorts of....

...peddlers of God's word, who do it for their own sense of power in drawing away people to follow them, not God.

2 Corinthians chapter 2

several translations for clearer understanding.

For we do not, as the many, make a trade of the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as of God, before God, we speak in Christ.
For we are not like the many peddling the word of God. But as from purity, but as from God, we are speaking in Christ before God.
For we are not as many, adulterating the word of God; but with sincerity, but as from God, before God, in Christ we speak.
Certainly not those who are out there selling God’s message for a profit! But we don’t do that. With Christ’s help we speak God’s truth honestly, knowing that we must answer to him.
For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.
For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.
We do not ·sell [peddle] the word of God for a profit as many other people do. But in Christ we speak the truth ·before [in the presence of] God, as ·messengers of [envoys of; L from] God.
For we are not as many, which make merchandise of the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
At least we don’t go around selling an impure word of God like many others. The opposite is true. As Christ’s spokesmen and in God’s presence, we speak the pure message that comes from God.

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RE: there are all sorts of...peddlers of God's word..

That's what I said.....And it's always "the other guy"

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Easy Rule

If the preacher, priest, pastor, elder, whatever the leader of the group is better off financially than most members of the congregation, and he didn't begin his ministry that way, then there's a problem there. Think of the Bakkers, the Tiltons, and others who have made big money peddling that which was "free".

Matthew 10:8

" Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. "

That doesn't mean some aren't rich by other means, but the church was NOT setup to create riches for those who serve as church leaders. Neither however are they expected to be in poverty, but to have a living wage (the laborer is worthy of his hire).

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If the preacher, priest, pastor, elder, whatever the leader of the group is better off financially

i was thinking more alone the lines of...the pastor in that church must have found some place in HIS Bible that justified beating a "sinner" to death....
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even the early church

had to deal with cults. Paul said they went out from us but were not part of us. Satan has his corrupted mimics he inspires to slander those following the Truth.

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RE: Satan has his corrupted mimics
Satan has his corrupted mimics he inspires to slander those following the Truth.

I hear ya' brother.
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I don't think I'd go out of my way

to listen to one of this person's sermons on anything and I'd probably walk out if I accidentally found myself in their church during one of them. This diatribe isn't about separating religion from government but weaving the two tightly together in a most deceitful way.

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"The night had started well enough with a few girls at dinner, laughing and sharing. A few drinks and we decided to hit the club. There was a great local band playing. A few shots and I wasn’t thinking so much about the divorce anymore. Then the ex boyfriend showed up, and even though I had decided four months ago that that was a dead end situation, he kept smiling at me, and came all the way across the room just to ask how I was doing and tell me I looked pretty. Well, at least he was familiar, and I was lonely.

Seeing him standing there now in the bathroom doorway, laughing as the margaritas from last night wouldn’t stop coming back up that morning, I felt small, weak, cheap, and dirty. ...."
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AFAIC, defining people as being either

"Christian left" or "Christian right" make about as much sense as trying to apply gender to an automobile. The perspective of being left or right speaks to matters of opinion. Those of us who are entirely human have their own opinions but I don't think Jesus came here just to offer an opinion of his own.

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Delightful. So excellent.

Hi I like your curiousness and thanks for sharing it with us

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