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It’s time to turn back to God

December 8, 2013

To the editor: We are seeing communism and socialism spread like a deadly disease in our nation, from cities illegally banning guns, to cities illegally taking DNA samples, to forcing Americans to......

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TomSays

Dec-08-13 7:34 AM

Everyone who has any intelligence knows God is dead. What a stupid letter.

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Hagrid

Dec-08-13 4:15 PM

"Any letter that begins with this much stupid can be ignored whole cloth."

All of it is true. Truth is not stupid.

"Everyone who has any intelligence knows God is dead. What a stupid letter."

If God was dead, His creations would be dead, also. I see his magnificence all around.

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BushCrimeFamily

Dec-09-13 10:28 PM

Love seeing those buzzwords like communism and socialism. The crazy is strong in this one.

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Hagrid

Dec-10-13 2:15 PM

"Love seeing those buzzwords like communism and socialism. The crazy is strong in this one."

Why?

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arthurs17

Dec-11-13 1:54 AM

wow you are delusional. When did Jesus become an advocate for lesser gun control? What part of the new testament was that in? I guess by turn the other cheek, you thought he meant that every body should be able to own an uzi without any restriction and anything less is an abomination to God.

Also, you think the founders wanted this be a christian nation? Apparently, the first amendment of the constitution that you so egregiously referred to has eluded you? The founders wanted nothing to do with a state sponsored religious country. Several founders, including Jefferson and Franklin made this abundantly clear.

Please keep your incoherent ramblings and misguided revisionist history to yourself. You want to believe in that drivel, fine, but don't try to denigrate those who don't. This country's problems are shared by and christians and non-christians alike. Not believing in God and/or Jesus has nothing to do with 1% controlling 95% of the wealth. Please understand that.

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arthurs17

Dec-11-13 2:08 AM

Hagrid, to what magnificence do you refer? Copious amounts of famine, poverty, hunger, indentured servitude, child rape, torture, executions, drought, massive natural disasters, etc. Evidently, you are confused as to what constitutes magnificence or you are not privy to what is happening outside of your apparent bubble. Sure there are some great things happening in our world, but if God is responsible for those things, he is also responsible for all the hardship that is taking place. What kind of creator lets a child be born into utter poverty and famine? Or what child deserves to raped and left for dead? If god is the creator, then he must take ownership of these instances of "magnificence" as well.

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Hagrid

Dec-11-13 7:18 AM

What do you know. core is back.

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bKnees

Dec-11-13 9:58 AM

I have seen several of your LTEs, Mr. Sims and with all your blustering and posturing about God, your writings,laced with political negativism and condemnation do not reflect the true love and peace that comes with an intimate relationship with Jesus. I hope you find a love in your heart for your fellow man and neighbor someday and want to help, feed and clothe the unfortunate according to the scriptures. It will fill the hollowness. Peace to you and your family.

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Hagrid

Dec-11-13 10:37 AM

"When did Jesus become an advocate for lesser gun control?"

Glad to help.

Who ever is born of God does not practice sin; but he that is born of God keeps (to guard as a fortress with God’s armor) himself, and that wicked one touches him not. 1 John 5:18

Look, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19

"Also, you think the founders wanted this be a christian nation?"

No. I think they wanted folks to believe as they wished, without the government interfering.

"This country's problems are shared by and christians and non-christians alike."

As we have strayed further from God, our problems have increased.

I understand, core. This time of year, and celebrating the birth of Christ, upsets you very much. Perhaps, if you let Him into your life, things would be better for you.

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Hagrid

Dec-11-13 11:27 AM

"do not reflect the true love and peace that comes with an intimate relationship with Jesus."

Au contraire, mon frere.

The poor are doing much worse under this administration (yet those on the left are silent). Food stamp recipients are way up. The ACA will take healthcare away from anywhere between 50 million and 100 million, and raise the cost tremendously for the rest, if they can even see a doctor.

Blacks are even worse off than the average under this president. Check the statistics for yourself. Black unem,ployment is almost double the national average. Unemployment among young blacks is almost 25%.

RPG is hoping to turn these horrible statistics around.

That is a GOOD thing.

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Hagrid

Dec-11-13 11:35 AM

"Hagrid, to what magnificence do you refer?"

Where do I begin? His magnificence is literally, infinate.

Just this ball we live on. Just the right materials for life, perfect temperature of the tremendous range it could have been, an abundance of water on what used to be a rock of fire and heat. A sun, just the right distance, with just the right wave length of light. A moon that caused the tides to promote life. An earthly rotation that benefits us tremendously, elements that allow life to flourish.

I am sorry that you can't appreciate these, and that God has not touched your life. Or more precise, that you have not allowed God to enter your life. Perhaps that is the reason for your troubles? Why don't you give God a try. What do you have to lose? You'd have eternity to gain.

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Hagrid

Dec-11-13 12:36 PM

"What kind of creator lets a child be born into utter poverty and famine?"

The same Creator that allowed the testing of Job and Abraham.

This life is but a spec in eternity, core. We make of it what we will. Some do, some don't. There are rich and healthy that are miserable and perish. There are crippled and hungry that are gloriously happy.

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Hagrid

Dec-11-13 12:41 PM

"Also, you think the founders wanted this be a christian nation? "

Not all, but they wanted a nation with God.

“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.” ? George Washington

"The right to freedom being the gift of the Almighty...The rights of the colonists as Christians...may be best understood by reading and carefully studying the institutions of The Great Law Giver and Head of the Christian Church, which are to be found clearly written and promulgated in the New Testament. - Sameul Adams

As the Declaration of Independence was being signed in 1776, Sam Adams declared:

"We have this day restored the Sovereign to Whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in Heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come."

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Hagrid

Dec-11-13 12:43 PM

One more....

“The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?” - Ben Franklin

Your misiterpretation of the First Ammendment is sad.

Merry CHRISTmas.

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arthurs17

Dec-11-13 1:43 PM

I can find my own quotes too.

“The Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.” ~1797 Treaty of Tripoli signed by John Adams

“Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, then that of blindfolded fear.” ~Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 10, 1787

"The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." Ben Franklin in Poor Richards' Almanac

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arthurs17

Dec-11-13 1:51 PM

Also, don't pretend that you know me. I am not this Core guy, whoever the*****that is. I don't need some fake sky man in my life to be happy. I happen to be doing just fine without him.

Also, if your god is so infinitely magnificent, why you were not able to spell infinite correctly? Get a grip, all the magnificence you describe is all explained through science, maybe you should give that a try, instead of believing in something that was written when thunderstorms were thought to be god's punishment to mankind.

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arthurs17

Dec-11-13 2:03 PM

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

How exactly did I misinterpret this?

Our founders knew religion could be perverse and tyrannical. These are the reasons folks fled from Britain. What is sad is that a grown man still believes in fairy tales. You can quote the bible all you want, saying it over and over doesn't make it true. Just because you couldn't get past the brainwashing, don't fault others who can think for themselves.

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Hagrid

Dec-11-13 3:22 PM

"How exactly did I misinterpret this?"

First: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion"

As far as I know, there is no law establishing a religion. If I am wrong, please show me.

Second: "prohibiting the free exercise thereof"

This is the part that some folks have a problem with. There is an all out war against believers, especially Christians. Stop it.

I am sorry that God has not touched your life as He has mine. If you are not core, you are blessed.

"Also, if your god is so infinitely magnificent, why you were not able to spell infinite correctly?"

God did not make me a perfect speller. Last I checked, mispelling was not a sin.

"Get a grip, all the magnificence you describe is all explained through science"

God is science. He created a wonderous universe, with absolute physical laws. The more we learn about life and our universe, the more we can see His glorious works.

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Hagrid

Dec-11-13 3:48 PM

author17, why does religion scare you so much? Why can't you simply let others believe as they wish, without your condesending remarks? Why does it make you angry? Apparently there is something eating at your soul. We call that the Holy Spirit. Hindus call it Kundalini.

"Our founders knew religion could be perverse and tyrannical."

Can be. But God is given credit in the very first paragraph of our Declaration of Independance. If you were correct, that would not be there, anywhere. Our forefathers also made the First Ammendment to PROTECT religion, not to abolish it.

The bible is the most beautiful book ever written. Well worth quoting from.

"maybe you should give that a try"

I have. My career is science. Science and God go hand in hand.

Merry CHRISTmas to you and yours.

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arthurs17

Dec-11-13 3:57 PM

I didn't misinterpret anything, you are advocating that the US turn to God and Jesus. What about all the muslims, hindus, sikhs, jews? Should they pray to Jesus for a better America? I brought up the 1st amendment because you seem to be ignoring it. I never said you shouldn't be able to believe what you want, just keep it to yourself. Not all people believe in the fairy tale of heaven and there is nothing wrong with that. The founders knew that and that's why they were adamant that religion should be between a man and his beliefs, not between a man and his government. Keep your religion out my schools and government. Period.

God is not science. God is a concept of man. The only proof you have of God is a book written by men thousands of years ago in a time where woman and slaves were beaten and raped for no good reason. Science has routinely disproven that which was believed to be divine at the time. I'm glad to be a practicing agnostic, it gives me the ability to

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arthurs17

Dec-11-13 4:05 PM

think freely and without parameters that I have to fit the truth into. No matter what science proves next, people like you will hide behind "god created the universe ****" and ignore the fact that maybe you aren't right. I have no idea whether or not there is a god, and neither do you. Quit acting like you have some inside information. You don't. If there is a god, why wouldn't this magnificent creator just fix America's problems instead of sitting idly by watching more Americans become victims of greed and senseless violence? That seems more like apathy to me.

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Hagrid

Dec-11-13 6:49 PM

"I didn't misinterpret anything, you are advocating that the US turn to God and Jesus."

OK. Show us. If you can't you will apologize, correct?

"I brought up the 1st amendment because you seem to be ignoring it."

Again, show us where I ignored it.

"Keep your religion out my schools and government."

Can you show me where the First Ammendment says that?

"Not all people believe in the fairy tale of heaven and there is nothing wrong with that. The founders knew that"

Not by the Declaration of Independance, the First Ammendment, and many of their writings.

Please show, in the quotes by our forefathers sow they did not believe in God. I can provide a lot more.

"God is a concept of man."

Actually, man is a concept of God.

"The only proof you have of God is a book written by men thousands of years ago"

Tell that to the Hindus, Muslims, Jews, Bahá'ís, ...

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Hagrid

Dec-11-13 7:08 PM

"Science has routinely disproven that which was believed to be divine at the time."

Give us some examples.

"Quit acting like you have some inside information. You don't."

Not sure what you mean. God is shared by the vast majority on this earth. Inside information? Absolutely.

"If there is a god, why wouldn't this magnificent creator just fix America's problems instead of sitting idly by watching more Americans become victims of greed and senseless violence?"

For the same reason we don't fix all our children's problems. We want them to learn to make good decisions on their own. God takes that to an even higher level. He offers us eternal life for our efforts.

For a non-believer, you seem to hold a lot of resentment to those of us who have God in our lives. Perhaps you should give it a try. What do you have to lose? The majority of our forefathers did. Most great men and women in history were believers.

Merry CHRISTmas, arthurs17.

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arthurs17

Dec-12-13 12:18 AM

"Our only hope is God, brothers and sisters of America." "Only through God do we have a chance." "The hope for the souls of men is Christ."

Here are 3 examples of where you advocate for the US to turn to Christ and ignored the fact that the first amendment abolishes the establishment of religion. People can believe what they want, the government just can't force them to believe in religion and/or a deity. People are free to exercise whatever religion they so far as their religious beliefs don't infringe on the rights of others.

Like I stated before, I believe that everyone has the right to their own beliefs. Just don't talk with such certainty about something that is inherently uncertain.

I think the 1st amendment is pretty clear about keeping religion out of government and public schools, if you can't see that, I can't help you.

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arthurs17

Dec-12-13 12:25 AM

"Please show, in the quotes by our forefathers sow they did not believe in God. I can provide a lot more."

I never said all of the fore fathers didn't believe in god. Quit putting words in my mouth. I said many of the founders were concerned about religion being intertwined with government.

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