alienrants

alienrants

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421 weeks ago @ Big Journalism - Joan Walsh's Bigoted A... · 0 replies · +1 points

None of them will be her spouse.
But I'm glad you are acknowledging there will be marriages in heaven, not just root beer and guitars.

421 weeks ago @ Big Journalism - Joan Walsh's Bigoted A... · 2 replies · +1 points

Perhaps a little background is in order here. The Sadducees were attempting to catch Jesus on the resurrection issue since they didn't believe in it. The rabbis had long established that brothers would attempt to bring forth seed for a deceased sibling.
What the Lord said was that there would be no joining in marriage during the resurrection, not that marriage has no place in heaven.

421 weeks ago @ Big Journalism - Joan Walsh's Bigoted A... · 1 reply · +1 points

And on what verse are you basing your concept of heaven?

421 weeks ago @ Big Journalism - Joan Walsh's Bigoted A... · 7 replies · +1 points

Mark 10:9
! Cor 11:11
Perhaps we ought to know your understanding of marriage and heaven. I suppose it involves harps and clouds...but no families.

421 weeks ago @ Big Journalism - Joan Walsh's Bigoted A... · 12 replies · +3 points

You should stick to the argument rather than attack the messenger. Is there or is there not a Christian basis for a doctrine of godhood?
You might enjoy a book called "Heaven: A History" by McDannell and Lang. These two non-Mormons discuss the afterlife in its various iterations. It turns out that Mormons have a rather well-defined concept of heaven that resonates with people outside the Mormon faith; stuff like being a family in the eternities. And they point out that the Mormons don't just talk about it; they DO SOMETHING about it.

421 weeks ago @ Big Government - Olympia Snowe to Retir... · 1 reply · +15 points

And the Senate immediately got prettier and more conservative.

421 weeks ago @ Big Government - Terrorist Fears Will F... · 0 replies · +4 points

If such a threat were any motivation, we'd have already sealed the border.
We've had evidence of middle eastern terrorists crossing the southern border since a congressional report in 2006.
And those reports just keep coming.
Neither Bush nor Obama seem worried because these damning reports never get any press coverage.
Sorry Chriss, I don't buy your theory.

421 weeks ago @ Big Government - Sunday Open Thread: WT... · 0 replies · +1 points

Well, I look at the whole mess as an immigration issue. Come to think of it, I look at EVERYTHING from an immigration POV.
We know there are islamic terrorists crossing our southern border. We know people are overstaying tourist/student visas with impunity. We know LEOs are afraid to delve into immigration status during traffic stops.
I'd say we have the worst of both worlds; no enforcement and security theater at the airport. Not to mention the invasion of our privacy in the name of security.

421 weeks ago @ Big Government - Sunday Open Thread: WT... · 0 replies · +2 points

Forget the union part. The eminent domain laws were forever changed when the sandwich shop on the land was torn down for a private enterprise project.
COURTESY SANDWICH SHOP, INC. v. PORT AUTHORITY - 375 U.S. 78 (1963)

422 weeks ago @ Big Journalism - Liberals Hate Mormons · 13 replies · -2 points

Actually, Mormons believe in a well-defined Trinity. Our understanding helps to unravel the act of the Great Ventriloquist at the baptism of Christ. It beats the Symbolum Nicaenum.
If this is an entirely different Jesus, we are guilty as charged.