Ecumenical Catechism: What Do Christians Believe?…
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Oct 23, 2017 - 8:46pm
Ecumenical Catechism: What Do Christians Believe?…

Please click here if you missed the  ,   or  , the articles of faith (Apostle’s Creed, mentioned in Q14 below). Q14. By what means does God’s Spirit work this faith in you? A. By the Word of God. Q15. What do you call the Word of God? A. The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament. All Christians accept 66 books as canonical, or belonging to the group of books received as sacred Scripture. Roman Catholics accept 7 additional books, some of which were written during the 400 years of prophetic silence between the prophet Malachi and the arrival of John the Baptist, which began the New Testament period. These are Judith, Tobit, Baruch, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) and Wisdom (of Solomon). Protestants regard these as useful for study but not both inspired by God and without error. Jewish…

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The gender gap in self-employment outcomes

This is an excerpt of .   Expected self-employment outcomes have a signifi- cant impact on the decision to become self-employed. Both men and women are more likely to choose selfemployment as their relative expected earnings increase (Lombard 2001). Men are more sensitive to changes in this e…

Oct 23, 2017 - 3:13pm
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A completely politically inappropriate children's…

A Tip to the Chauffeur by Marko   Money's made to be spent. Women's meant to be screwed. I don't care if that's not PC I jes' don't wanna see y'all confused.   Men's are made to be dudes. Use bodies like crash-test dummies. Women's are made to be filled with sperm, swell, giant plums for t…

Oct 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Top ten things I do not want to hear right now

1. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people – No, people with guns kill people. It’s not like guns are only dangerous in the hands of evil people who want to cause harm either.  Just look at all the kids that are accidentally killed by guns that have not been properly s…

Oct 23, 2017 - 12:51pm
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He knew what he signed up for

Today, I’ll go to bat for Donald Trump. But only just a little. Over the past year, I haven’t found any common ground with the president, but in this one instance I’m on his side. Today’s headline: “He knew what he signed up for.” This is the callous rem…

Oct 23, 2017 - 12:45pm
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Syria, the war and propaganda.

  Well news comes at you from all sides - all reeking with bias. I doubt that even the people in the midst of it know what is going on or who is behind what. Syria as a country a. Has it been stirring up terrorism or sectarianism in the region? b. Has it been benign? Assad a. Is Assad a tyranni…

Oct 23, 2017 - 10:50am
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WHY DONALD TRUMP JR. WON’T STOP ME FROM LOVI…

BILLY MADISON IS AN IDIOTIC MOVIE.   Luckily, it knows. It’s self-aware of its stupidity. Because of this, it possesses a don’t-give-a-fuck ethos, knowing that none of this matters, which allows for absurdity. The absurdist humor is what makes the movie work. Unfortunately, there…

Oct 23, 2017 - 4:25am
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The Pendulum Swings

The Trump Administration has cancelled hundreds of regulations which cost companies and people money according to the Budget Director. Fortunately in Houston companies and areas in Texas there was no or very limited costs. Unfortunately for people of Texas the costs in money and heartbreak are astro…

Oct 23, 2017 - 2:57am
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IMPROV #4 (WELL, SORT OF):TRUMPOCALPSE

I entered the columnist Nick Kristof’s  . It closed October 8th, and no one has contacted me from the New York Times. Last time he did a poetry contest, he published the winners about a week after the entry date. I’m assuming that means if I had somehow won, I’d know by now. …

Oct 22, 2017 - 5:23pm
 
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HONOR and HONESTY

Honor and Honesty   Are these two words closely related? Can either word be used to describe human behavior without inferring the existence of the other word? Dictionary definitions of the noun, honor, have some meanings common to the noun, honesty. By eliminating the last four letters from HON…

Oct 22, 2017 - 4:38pm
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Some more fluff.

Cross posted from . Star Wars scenes we'd like to see   On Dagobah in The Empire Strikes Back.     On board the Second Death Star in Return of the Jedi. (Tip o’ th’ hat to Art Bell)   Vader: Join me, Luke!  Together we shall rule the Galaxy as fat…

Oct 22, 2017 - 3:59pm
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Spending Time With FEMA recovery

in We all know how FEMA botched the Katrina recovery in New Orleans more than 12 years ago.  Since then its not that FEMA has gotten much better but they have simply outsourced the recovery and rebuilding effort.  FEMA for all practical purposes doesn't know the difference between a hurric…

Oct 22, 2017 - 3:41pm
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The LOVE of $$$$$ is called What? Let's Think!

The LOVE of $$$ is what? Let’s Think! The Mark is already here for those with discernment. I now use a credit/debit card for most of my personal transactions. You probably do likewise. Our Smart Phones and our plastic cards are fore-runners of this Mark of the Beast financial system (s…

Oct 22, 2017 - 3:34pm
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Raven's Peak

By Lincoln Cole Plot Okay. May I begin with a rarity? Usually, I start with a short blurb about what I read as the plot. Sometimes, I’m disappointed because what either the author has sent me as a description of the book or what I read on Amazon does not adhere to the actual contents. In t…

Oct 22, 2017 - 2:54pm
 
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Spiritual DNA

By The Prophet of Life “Just as your body has a physical DNA, your Soul has a Spiritual DNA.”        Besides their physical DNA, all living beings have a spiritual DNA. Spiritual DNA is what connects your soul from one incarnation to the next. Further, it connect…

Oct 22, 2017 - 1:45pm
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The New Political Party

“Sure come on down to visit us!” an old high buddy yelled back in to the phone. I hadn’t heard from Bill for 12 years. When I learned that he had moved to small town north of our city, I just had to give him a call. We found a weekend free, and I made the trip. There I found Bill w…

Oct 22, 2017 - 10:34am
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  • - Oct 23, 2017 - 10:12pm
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DR. JEFF, VETERINARIAN - ANIMAL PLANET

  I believe that Dr. Jeff Young is a valid hero, a humanitarian, and an all-around good person.   The world needs more Dr. Jeff Young's in all aspects of life.   I feel confident that those who know him, are touched by him, and who watch his TV presentations are positively affected.…

Oct 22, 2017 - 10:18am
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Arrival

A 26-month-old piece of fictionalised semi-or-non-fiction from my .  Posted here for your enjoyment, should you choose to experience it:   You Should Relax, You Look Tired   Landing succeeded smoothly – always a great relief – and the beautiful semi-Polynesian hoste…

Oct 22, 2017 - 9:04am
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No more borders? Imagine that...

Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion, too   I guess I don't have to comment or interpret these words, everyone and his cat know where it comes from. Let's all pray for the New World Order where nations, prejudices, religions etc. are elimin…

Oct 22, 2017 - 7:00am
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How Taxes and Real Wage Inflexibility Interact to…

This is an excerpt.  For the full article click this .   Milton Friedman (1953) claimed in his “The Case for Variable Exchange Rates” that the increase in nominal wage inflexibility in the 20th century made the gold standard or any regime Electronic copy available at: http://s…

Oct 21, 2017 - 8:18pm
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Christians Meddling Can Get a Lot of Us Hurt

Some on WB seem to feel we Christians are mean--spirited. I wish they would give specific examples of what they are talking about. Until then I will have to guess.   I came across a very interesting Scripture. In 1 Peter 4:15, Peter informs his fellow Christians to expect serious persecution. T…

Oct 21, 2017 - 6:31pm
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Polish Resistance to

The European Union is pressuring Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republican to allow the resettlement Muslim refugees in their countries. Poland has refused, saying, “We learn from others mistakes.”  Western European leaders seem to have little sympathy for their Eastern brethren.…

Oct 21, 2017 - 1:24pm
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ARE YOU SURE YOU HAVE PROBLEMS ?

  I mean, I'm not a do-gooder, and I really don't give a shit about "political orientation" anymore, and I'm also not an esoteric, or a Jesus-God freak who cites from stuff he has read or heard. I'm kind of real-time. I just had a discussion on another forum about vegetarians and animal lovers…

Oct 21, 2017 - 11:19am
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  • - Oct 23, 2017 - 11:25pm
  • - by Nasty
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