Quote# 54448

I am really quite shocked at your NEED for empirical evidence when you give a great oration on the great intelligence mankind has. If you study the empirical evidence of anything you will find that it really leads to more questions for answers we do not know. For instance, the super conductor collider and particle beam accelerator to discover the "God" particle and help figure out how other dimensions of reality affect ours.

The rational evidence for an Infinite-Personal-Creator is plenty. The Christian faith is the most "VALIDATED" faith with it's rich history and archeological evidence and correspondence with nature. So when it comes to faith validation is important to rational thinkers since one should choose the most validated faith to believe as "most likely to be true" any other faith system would be founded on blind optimism.

Jesus did promise to return to give you all the empirical evidence you could ever want. It's only a matter of time.
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who's got my back, yahoo answers 25 Comments [12/18/2008 6:44:51 AM]
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Submitted By: senorchipotle

Quote# 54561

Radio Frequency Identification, the technology used in human implantable microchips. It's being developed as a new type of ID. You can get a tiny microchip implanted in your hand which can be scanned to identify you, and can also track your location. It could potentially replace all forms of ID and link you to a central database containing all your bank account info, credit card info, etc so you never have to carry a wallet again, just go shopping and have your hand scanned. The technology could usher in the ultimate cashless society, as well as the ultimate surveillance society. Forget to pay your taxes? Don't worry, your friendly government will deduct it right out of your chip. Got a parking ticket? Traffic fine? Fine for saying something un-PC? That comes right out too. Up to some un-PC activities? Up to no good? With location tracking, your friendly government will be able to monitor you at all times and provide the corrective discipline you need. With RFID chips, you'll always get the joy of obeying your friendly government, paying your taxes and fines, and behaving like a good well-trained member of society. Don't listen to those nutty fundie Christians who might tell you this is dehumanizing or degrading. Get an RFID chip implanted in your right hand or forehead today!

Joe Valentine, Rapture Ready 36 Comments [12/18/2008 6:43:37 AM]
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Quote# 54378

They are getting their "fifteen minutes" of fame here. That is all it is about..They do not care what the plaque says. It is all about money, as usual. We can argue back and forth on here to no avail. The "non-believers" are not going to change their minds. They have nothing to look forward to, unless they are the sect that believes they will "turn back into earth and nourish the tree" that will grow from them...Let's hope that that tree they turn into is cut down and turned into paper and used to print the bible on. LOL!! How would that irony suit them!! Believe what you want, you will be sadly surprised when the day comes to stand before the Lord and explain why you were against him or never for him. Good Luck with that!

"Just Wait and See" (Name changed to protect the ignorant), WYMT News 34 Comments [12/18/2008 3:00:33 AM]
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Submitted By: DevilsChaplain

Quote# 54237

[In the "Write your Rapture fantasy" thread]

I was sitting in my biology class, taking my exam. Suddenly I hear the loudest, most beautiful horn I have EVER heard in my entire life. I quickly look around and notice that time has frozen; the clock has stopped ticking and the other kids are frozen, pencils to the paper, heads down.

An overwhelming joy fills my heart. This is it! Suddenly I feel a WHOOSH, and I look down to see my clothes in a neat little pile next to my desk. I am clothed in a dazzling white robe, so beautiful it seems to be decorated in starlight. My body looks completely different, glorified and completely healthy. I feel myself rising, above the science building...up...up...and WOW, I'm in the clouds, above the earth, in SPACE!

There are people all around me, laughing, crying tears of joy, celebrating, shouting praises to God; two guys near me even gave eachother hi-fives. I see my mom, the one woman I was able to get through to in my family, and we embrace in the air, whispering praises to God. I see my friend Wayne, a fellow "fundie" who, along with me, had the guts to do weekly online bible studies, despite the constant criticism and mocking. We see others who we have reached through that ministry, including our friends Monet and Brooke. There are so many people I know, flying up with me to meet Jesus in the air, along with millions more I have never met but am excited to meet soon.

And suddenly we slow down...and before us, clothed in what only can be described as light, brilliant, colorful light, was Jesus. His arms were open in a warm embrace, a beautiful and loving smile adorning his face. Oh how I long to run into those arms right then and there! Yet at the same time I feel this sense of unworthiness; what to I have to deserve such an indescribably wonderful blessing such as eternal life with Christ? I don't even deserve to tie his shoelaces He looks right at me, his eyes piercing into my soul. I fall down before him, sobbing in joy and in shame. "Lord, I don't deserve this...the things I've done--"

"My child, those records have been wiped clean. I remember your sins no more," Christ replies gently. He reaches out and takes my hand, and before I know it I throw myself into His arms, tears of pure joy, gratitude, and love coursing down my face. "Thank you Lord, thank you Lord, thank you so much.." I chant, over and over. He holds me close, tipping my face towards His. He proceeds to wipe my tears away, and I am filled with overwhelming joy. I smile bigger than a face is humanly possible of smiling and shout "Praise the Lord Jesus Christ! Praise Him!"

Katia_0203, RR 94 Comments [12/18/2008 12:59:08 AM]
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Quote# 54468

Well if they come to my house they will have a wealth of information and don't think hiding it from unbelievers is the right way to go. If the Rapture happens today they will find a bible and lots of info in my locker at work also. Not going to hide it.

ron4jesus, Rapture Ready 28 Comments [12/18/2008 12:57:16 AM]
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Quote# 54518

"we are not atheist towards other gods, we believe they don't exist."

Q, Yahoo! R&S 52 Comments [12/18/2008 12:56:24 AM]
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Submitted By: moddy

Quote# 54465

Putting the belief in santa Claus in Christian children is wrong. Why? Santa clause is some fictional character that doesn't exist and once the child knows that, then they will question the belief in God. Since they can't see santa Claus, They may question does God exist since we can't see Him? also notice santa claus is two letters away from satan. It is a trick of the devil to lure kids into disbelief in God.

Kalen, Yahoo!Answers 54 Comments [12/18/2008 12:55:09 AM]
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Submitted By: Aaron

Quote# 54452

Things like earth quakes are the result of sin.

jumbofatcakes, IMDB 50 Comments [12/18/2008 12:52:36 AM]
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Submitted By: wautd

Quote# 54512

[After an anonymous voting poll: "Wow, 14 Obamabots on RR and all scared to publicly admit it. "]

It's possible they are trolls from atheist sites who sign up and pretend they are christian and one of us only to slowly start making devicive posts.

It's also quite possible there are government agents infiltrating and monitoring this board, posing as rapture-believing Christians.

Chopin's Ghost, RR 40 Comments [12/18/2008 12:44:28 AM]
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Quote# 54246

Opposing "marriage-consummation-via-sodomy" is actually "gay-neutral."

It's important to remember that "gay" AND hetero men are allowed to marry women.

Also that lesbians AND hetero women are allowed to marry men.

No matter what the law tries to declare, "gay" is not a third sex, so no one is being discriminated against.

When sodomy is declared a legal way to consummate marriage, it's only a matter of time until some blushing bride is told by the courts that her husband's rear-entry was part of her package deal.

Today, sodomy is still grounds for divorce in many places.

With "gay marriage," it would not be grounds for divorce, even with "normal" couples.

Everyone--including (especially) everyone who's "gay"--knows sodomy isn't "real" sex, we all just pretend it is in order to avoid having to face or discuss the reality of the activity.

It embarrasses and/or nauseates many "normal" people to contemplate legally protecting titillative anal-pumping activity.

So let's stop pretending it's "gay marriage" and call it what it is: "Sodomy as consummation of marriage." Then we'll see how many women want a piece of that.

UppityNegro, The Washington Times 51 Comments [12/17/2008 10:40:10 PM]
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Quote# 54285

Heterosexual marriages ARE NOT the same as homosexual ones. I dont have to explain to my child why he has 2 daddies because the kids at school tease him. Homosexual relationshisps force the sex conversation to happen at way to young of an age. What did Porp 8 supporters expect me to tell me to tell my young son, who doesnt know anything about sex nor should he because he is to young. That some men like to "live" with other men? Sex isnt needed for survival unless you think procreation is survival so homosexuals chose to be with others of sae sex and chose to live the lives they lead. They are extreely selfish if they think thers should just adhere to their belief because they say so. Grow up. Life isnt fair - get used to it and stop whining over something that was voted in via our Democracy!

moi1234, Newsweek Blog 44 Comments [12/17/2008 10:38:18 PM]
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Submitted By: CaseAgainstFaith

Quote# 54457

CAIRO - An Egyptian lawyer said on Wednesday he was planning to sue the world's Jews for "plundering" gold during the Exodus from Pharaonic Egypt thousands of years ago, based on information in the Bible.

Nabil Hilmi, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Egypt's al-Zaqaziq University, said the legal basis for the case was under study by a group of lawyers in Egypt and Europe.

"This is serious, and should not be misread as being political against any race. We are just investigating if a debt is owed," Hilmi told Reuters in a telephone interview.

The relevant passage from the Bible, Exodus 12 verses 35 to 36 reads: "The Israelites had done as Moses told them; they had asked the Egyptians for jewelry of silver and gold, and for clothing...And so they plundered the Egyptians." This translation is in the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.

Some Jewish commentators say that while the Biblical passage may be fact, the Hebrews were enslaved by the Egyptians and therefore had a right to claim compensation for wages.

Nabil Hilmi and others, The Mail Archive 58 Comments [12/17/2008 9:56:54 PM]
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Quote# 54442

Why is homosexuality considered a sin?

because a penis fits in a vag , a penis can not fit in a penis, also, to continue the success of planet Earth and mankind- males and females must PROCREATE , gays/les can not do this, therefore its a sin - they are in a way being counter productive to mankind as they are ending their families lineage and ancestry.

i know some homosexual will get all hot for what i said and report me, so go for it.

Dj Conquest, Yahoo! Answers 67 Comments [12/17/2008 8:05:05 PM]
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Submitted By: M.M.

Quote# 54204

This is Charles Darwin. When I died, I met God, who allowed me to make this flair. We did not evolve from lower life forms.

Unknown, Facebook Flair Application 60 Comments [12/17/2008 6:16:50 PM]
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Submitted By: Melanie

Quote# 54357

In my humble opinion, those who resist even the mere "possibility" of a God are either close minded, severe materialists, or just don't WANT to believe for a variety of emotional and/or psychological reasons. Otherwise, why the so called militant atheist 'revolution'? There's got to be something REALLY deep going on with those who reject even the slightest notion of God with such angry passion. To me, it's just as odd & unbalanced as the militant evangelists out there.

lovejazz1211, Youtube 34 Comments [12/17/2008 6:14:08 PM]
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Submitted By: InfectedwithRage

Quote# 54334

If atheists are real, why are they still trying to convince themselves that they're right and getting personal with Christians when they ask questions? Is being an atheist the trendy thing to now for angry people?

[It's amazing how skeptical these people can be about anything that's not believing in an invisible sky dweller]

lokbum, Answer Bag 20 Comments [12/17/2008 6:13:29 PM]
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Submitted By: Lola Flores

Quote# 54430

Are you a Decoy?


I posted this before at Rapture News under my previous onscreen name of Morgan. But thought I would post it again for any new member who may not have read it before. I wrote it one day about 2 years ago and still reflect back on it often. It is an insight that has helped me a great deal and pray it will help others.

Are You a Decoy?

Some days it seems as though I should never have left the warmth of my bed. Everything seems to go wrong - from

1. dropping my freshly filled favorite coffee cup on my keyboard first thing in the morning -
2. to my computer taking four times as long to process every command as usual
3. and a client calling every five minutes to see if I have that report done yet -
4. To the phone ringing and hearing from every friend whom hasn't called me in 6 months and chose this moment to pick up the phone and want to 'catch up'
5. to every telemarketer in the world calling in between
6. to having everyone I have faxed a report to that day tell me they never received it

At some point - I realize I am under attack. These are not coincidences. And the choice is made - to give in and give up and have that temper tantrum I so justly deserve and therefore be ready to tear off the head of the next person I talk to -

or realize that I am on the front lines taking the hits from the enemy and since he is not omnipresent - if he is messing with me - then that means there is a brother or sister in the Lord who is having a good day and recuperating from a day they need to be able to witness to someone for the Lord.

So, I wave the white flag and accept my assignment as decoy and smile. For, while the enemy was thinking I would destroy my witness and lose my joy - he was wasting his time and another soul was saved somewhere down the street by someone who was not under attack.

I am a decoy in the army of God - reporting for duty!

Ruth, Rapture Forums 65 Comments [12/17/2008 4:59:49 PM]
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Quote# 54443

I find it funny how some of you non-believers insult christianity and christians but when it comes to christmas you want your christmas presents, christmas decorations, christmas tree and what not when you don't believe in CHRIST.

Does that even make sense, i hate it when when people don't believe in christ but celebrate christmas.

IF YOU DONT BELIEVE IN CHRIST then don't celebrate christmas!!!

Some people these days don't know the meaning of christmas anymore.
Anyway what are your views on this?

freshrose_14, Teenspot 69 Comments [12/17/2008 4:59:39 PM]
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Submitted By: Thejebusfire

Quote# 54480

[Should Satanism be banned?]

YES, and they do perform not only animal sacrifices, but they have holidays where they hunt for adults and children to rape and murder.

The Quickened One, Y! answers 64 Comments [12/17/2008 4:58:56 PM]
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Quote# 54479

Chicken or egg dilemma solved (Genesis 1:20-22). Which came first, the chicken or the egg? This question has plagued philosophers for centuries. The Bible states that God created birds with the ability to reproduce after their kind. Therefore the chicken was created first with the ability to make eggs! Yet, evolution has no solution for this dilemma.

Buzzardhut, www.rr-bb.com 46 Comments [12/17/2008 4:58:37 PM]
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Quote# 54470

Evolution predicts nothing. Evolution scientists observe remains and tries to put a theory on what they find. The theory changes over time as contradictory evidence is found. It is evolution which slaves to it's theory, not fossils which tell them anything. I think it's all guess work "substantiated" by unprovable/anecdotal/circumstantial fossil records. And we have a long history of jumping to the wrong conclusions based on this kind of evidence. But that's just my opinion.

~Dave, Gateworld Forum 37 Comments [12/17/2008 4:57:42 PM]
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Submitted By:

Quote# 54216

In view of the recent elections the liberal secular progressives are all a-twitter in their dubious victory and are using the Media False Prophet to promote their favorite sins over any societal restraint we may have had left in this country.

Buckle your seatbelts, Christians this is sure to be a bumpy ride! As Americans become further deluded by the progressive's agenda presented so often, we will see every biased and ridiculous argument used to further unhinge this country from the Judeo Christian God and sound ethic and more and more toward embracing a lesser civilization.

We will see calamity when everyone does 'what is right in his own eyes' disregarding their neighbor to indulge their 'rights' and will be savage in their contempt for anything good.

According to the Bible this must take place before this world system will come to an abrupt end when Jesus Christ returns. As Christians we must pray but also give voice to God's standard of Righteousness as long as the public square is still available for debate against popular thinking; we cannot change the world but to be light and salt in it for as long as Christ tarries.

DelightnTheLord, The Christian Post article comments 26 Comments [12/17/2008 1:46:43 PM]
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Submitted By: GreenEyedLilo

Quote# 54437

Homophobia is a term manufactured by homosexuals to try and demonize ( sometimes in sarcastic ways) those that refuse to accept their perverted illness as normal. You'lll find that those who use the term " Homophobe " Are the same liberals that use the terms " Hate speech" Or " Hate Crime" Both terms to try to demonize or silence points of view that disagree with a given behavior. God bless !

Mike, Yahoo Answers 29 Comments [12/17/2008 1:46:26 PM]
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Submitted By: Thejebusfire

Quote# 54318

Don't feel bad. Islam is not a religion. It is a political system that uses some theological terms and concepts in order to wield psychological power. It doesn't even begin to be internally consistent enough to be a religion, let alone a metaphysical system for explaining observable phenomena.

a Wolverine, FreeConservatives 38 Comments [12/17/2008 1:44:05 PM]
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Submitted By: Zipperback

Quote# 54413

Quran 4:16 - If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both...

Quran 27:55 - Would ye really approach men in your lusts rather than Women? Nay, ye are a people (grossly) ignorant!

The Hadith are a group of passages and rights written by Muhammad and are used in teaching Islam.

"When a man mounts another man, the throne of God shakes. Kill the one who is doing it and also kill the one that it is being done to."

Homosexuality is a corruptive force to Muslim societies and that humans are not homosexuals by nature. Only by environment do these immoral ideas form. Islam states that the desire for same sex partners is a choice that can easily be controlled. These people deviate from the norm and should be treated like any other criminal who threatens tradition. The practice is also feared because it is associated with AIDS.

"Homosexuality is a moral disorder, a sin and corruption... No person is born homosexual,just like no one is born a thief, a liar or murderer. People acquire these evil habits due to a lack of proper guidance and education... Homosexuality deprives a man of his manhood and a woman of her womanhood and leads to the destruction of family life." (Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Islamic Society of North America)


"Homosexuality is violence against Holy Islam and HIV/AIDS is Allah's answer to it."

Holey Totem, Topix 42 Comments [12/17/2008 1:40:51 PM]
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Submitted By: Jax