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Speak Out 5/23/07

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Not a gift

CHILDREN ARE not a "gift from God as a blessing." They are a product of a man and a woman doing what is natural: unprotected sex. What about all the starving children in Africa and other Third World countries that wind up starving and dying? Are they gifts from God? Some gift. Some God.

Down the tubes

TODAY'S GASOLINE prices are going to destroy families. The price of gas keeps rising along with food prices, but not your pay. It will not be economical to have a job pretty soon. This country is going down the tubes fast. The terrorists have more than one way to get the Americans. They are doing it right now by bankrupting us with the price of their oil.

Party condition

COLUMNIST JONAH Goldberg opined that the Democrats have a serious problem. That may be, but at least their condition is not that of the GOP, which can best be described as terminal.

Save a life

ARE WE, as a society, in such a hurry that we can't slow down for traffic lights, stop signs, emergency vehicles or in parking lots? The price you pay is financial, but it is also physical. There are more things in life then "What about me?" Slow down. Save a life. It could be yours.

A dog's life

ONGOING SPEAK Out paeans to puppies and dogs remind me of Ambrose Bierce's view that "dogs are a kind of additional Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship."

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Regarding children not being a gift from God....I consider that they are a gift from God and no child is unplanned by God. God has a plan for the child before the child is born. He knows the number of hairs on our heads. You, who denounce God, should know that One day, "Every knee shall bow and every tongues shall confess that He is Lord". Doing what you call is "natural" is spoken against in the ten commandments if you are referring to children of the unwed. It is human beings who have broken God's law regarding sex outside of marriage that have created some of the issues. God gave us a mind to THINK. So one should THINK before they make the decision to have sex and the potential risk of having an unwanted child.

-- Posted by susiequ on Wed, May 23, 2007, at 8:26 AM

Recovr1959...God did give us a mind to think, but I think what you are thinking about is called free will. God gave us free will, it is up to us to use it wisely.

-- Posted by Hawker on Wed, May 23, 2007, at 8:42 AM

Recovr1959...God did give us a mind to think, but I think what you are thinking about is called free will. God gave us free will, it is up to us to use it wisely.

-- Posted by Hawker on Wed, May 23, 2007, at 8:42 AM

Religion is for adults who never got over the fact there is no Santa Claus, Easter Bunny or tooth fairy.

I love comments like "maybe you should pick up your bible" as though everyone has one and just chooses not to read it. There are people in the world who understand that things are not always good.

Take your blinders off and realize that there is pain and suffering in the world, and if there really is a God then he's not doing a very good job.

-- Posted by FriendO on Wed, May 23, 2007, at 9:48 AM

You, who do not believe in God, Fine, But someday, God will stand before you, and not judge you. You will have to do that for yourself. Children, Yes are a Gift From God. The God that Loves Me, My children, and even you. Yes, you. The dying children through out the world are not the only bad things in this world, another bad thing in this world is our so called President of this United States. Now, that is a real tragedy. Pray for the children who die each day. Pray for Your neighbor, pray for our country. I will pray for you. So should everyone else.

-- Posted by ITSADOGSWORLDFULLAFUN on Wed, May 23, 2007, at 10:20 AM

What a backwards, medieval part of the country we all live in.

-- Posted by godblessmurrika on Wed, May 23, 2007, at 4:35 PM

The speakout writer was right, and some of these comments are scary. I believe in God but I'm not all crazy fundamentalist about it. It's thanks to insane people like this that more and more people become atheists every day.

-- Posted by godblessmurrika on Wed, May 23, 2007, at 4:38 PM

Sometimes it is better to keep your pearls then to cast them before swine. No point in getting trampled by them.

-- Posted by KingsKid on Wed, May 23, 2007, at 5:40 PM

All the "God's gonna get you when you die" rhetoric is just laughable.

Do you believe if you act badly, Santa Claus won't bring you gifts at Christmastime? Or that aliens might invade like in the movies? No, you don't, and that's about how much stock I put into the god theory.

Save the bible thumping fire & brimstone for the believers - you can't scare people into believing your fantasy, and all your wind is just wasted.

-- Posted by FriendO on Thu, May 24, 2007, at 8:34 AM

First off, Millersville, the President is not evil. Get off that horse. I get sick of seeing incompetent civilians talking trash about the president, mostly because of the war. Until you spend a day risking your life for the country, shut up. Obviously the majority of the country thought he was the right choice, or he wouldn't be on his second term. Second, I pity those of you who put little stock in God. The Devil has a big grin on his face right now thinking about your soul. I am a 25 year old man, not a big "bible thumper" as you call it either, but I know what the real deal is at least.

-- Posted by chaffeemp on Sat, May 26, 2007, at 12:30 PM

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