Open Thread, Saturday 20 September 2014

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16 Responses to Open Thread, Saturday 20 September 2014

  1. Knight4GFC says:

    They say that global warming is the reason why there is an increase.

    Antarctic Sea Ice Level could Exceed Record of 7.7 Million Square Miles
    http://thewestsidestory.net/2014/09/20/17069/antarctic-sea-ice-level-exceed-record-7-7-million-square-miles/

    • solaratov says:

      Oh, yeah! That damned global warming is why you have to be careful of icy sidewalks in July. And don’t get me started on the penguin crap all over the lawn..

      πŸ˜‰

    • barnslayer says:

      Today’s phrase is “power vacuum”. Please see related articles under “obama”

    • solaratov says:

      Interestingly enough…none of the Russian fighters escorting the bombers had any weapons on their hard points. Same with the two Russian fighters that flew into Swedish airspace.
      I’m gettin’ the feeling that they’re just sitting back laughing at us.

  2. barnslayer says:

    I met the GOP candidate for NYS governor today at a gun show. Very nice guy, not a full of bull phony. He made this spoof on his campaign. This alone is reason to vote for him.

  3. barnslayer says:

    Just wanted to post a pic of my Dad wearing the cap I had made for him.

  4. Threats to freedom.
    The exercise of freedom does not imply a right to say or do everything. It is false to maintain that man, “the subject of this freedom,” is “an individual who is fully self-sufficient and whose finality is the satisfaction of his own interests in the enjoyment of earthly goods.”Moreover, the economic, social, political, and cultural conditions that are needed for a just exercise of freedom are too often disregarded or violated. Such situations of blindness and injustice injure the moral life and involve the strong as well as the weak in the temptation to sin against charity. By deviating from the moral law man violates his own freedom, becomes imprisoned within himself, disrupts neighborly fellowship, and rebels against divine truth.
    Freedom makes man a moral subject. When he acts deliberately, man is, so to speak, the father of his acts. Human acts, that is, acts that are freely chosen in consequence of a judgment of conscience, can be morally evaluated. They are either good or evil.

    Are we Free and do we understand what “freedom” is? Is it different for everybody?

    • What are you doing? This is the third time you’ve posted the same excerpts from this essay recently without any context. This is very specific preaching. To whom is it directed and why are you being so persistent after so much strife already?

      • Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I’m sorry Grunt. I am providing “food for thought” here. I am simply stating truths and conjuring up healthy thoughts for why our Country is in the mess we are in. I find it extremely perplexing that good and evil are mixed in with so much of the gray.
        Grunt the “context” is all around you. Look at it? Our so called “equal rights” are not even distinguishable. We have abortion, same sex marriage, complete meltdown of our judicial systems, parental rights are not recognizable, no foundation of even “Ten Commandments”, Late term murdering (abortion) of our innocents (which is completely uncalled for especially with so many forms of murder, contraceptives and the morning after pill) and degradation of the definition of the family unit….etc. etc. etc….yada yada yada!
        This is nothing I have not been saying or doing from the beginning. There are many people who read this blog and if I can reach even one or open some thought of reasoning then I have accomplished something. This is all of our strife and a battle we all are in. Statements of Truth are food for thought.

        • In that general context, it’s a great message, and it’s one that I’m very fond of. I think the true nature of human freedom and its link to God is one of the most important concepts. But you know what I’m asking. Stating it once with some specific context makes it “food for thought.” The repetition of this message looks a lot like a continuation of our specific argument. Haven’t we done enough fighting about that? If I’m wrong, and you’re really just broadcasting your message to the world, then preach on. Don’t let me interrupt you. I apologize.

    • Knight4GFC says:

      Do we understand “freedom”? As a whole, no. The reason why we don’t understand “freedom” is because we, as a nation, have violated our “freedoms” and have lost our way. So that means we are not entirely free and what freedoms we do have, are given away little by little everyday now. Maybe more so these days. Is “freedom” different for everybody? Absolutely not. True freedom is God-given to all. So God-given freedom is the same for all.

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