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16  Entertainment / Laughter (Good Medicine) / Re: 2016 Political Jokes on: July 13, 2016, 01:08:40 AM
"Republican hopeful Rick Perry this week compared Donald Trump to cancer. Which really isn't fair, because sometimes you can get rid of cancer."
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"Ohio Governor John Kasich became the 16th Republican to announce that he is running for president. During his speech he referred to Jesus Christ, which is ironic because so did Americans when they heard another Republican was running for president."
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"Mike Huckabee said he's the only person who has fought the Clinton political machine and won. As opposed to Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, who's the only person who fought a fax machine and lost."
17  Theology / Bible Study / Re: A.W. Tozer, Bible studies and sermons on: July 12, 2016, 01:36:48 PM
"God never hurries. There are no deadlines against which he must work. Only to know this is to quiet our spirits and relax our nerves."
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"Jesus calls us to his rest, and meekness is His method. The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort."
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Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshipers met together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be, were they to become 'unity' conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship
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From the book by A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God
18  Entertainment / Laughter (Good Medicine) / Re: 2016 Political Jokes on: July 11, 2016, 09:49:28 PM
Hillary Clinton gets elected President and is spending her first night in the White House as President.

The ghost of George Washington appears, and Hillary says, "How can I best serve my country?"

Washington says, "Never tell a lie,"

Ouch! Says Hillary, I don't know about that.

The next night, the ghost of Thomas Jefferson appears...Hillary says, "How can I best serve my country?"

Jefferson says, "Listen to the people,"

Ho! I really don't want to do that.

On the third night, the ghost of Abe Lincoln appears...Hillary says, "How can I best serve my country?"

Lincoln says, "Go to the theater."  Shocked Shocked
19  Entertainment / Laughter (Good Medicine) / Re: 2016 Political Jokes on: July 11, 2016, 09:33:51 PM
"Donald Trump said last night that despite calling Ted Cruz a 'maniac,' he has since learned that Cruz has a 'wonderful temperament.' And if Donald Trump thinks you have a 'wonderful temperament,' you're probably a maniac."
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"They did a nationwide survey that found that when voters think of Donald Trump, the most common word that comes to mind is 'Arrogant.' When the same voters think of Hillary Clinton, the most common word they use is 'Liar.' When they think of Jeb Bush, the first word that comes to mind is 'Bush.' Voters don't even care enough about Jeb Bush to come up with a word to describe him."
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"Hillary Clinton has temporarily changed her campaign logo to rainbow colors in support of marriage equality. Of course, her idea of marriage equality is both of you should get to be president." Shocked Shocked
20  Entertainment / Laughter (Good Medicine) / Re: 2016 Political Jokes on: July 11, 2016, 09:24:17 PM
If con is the opposite of pro,
then isn’t Congress the opposite of progress?? Huh
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The Pentagon announced that its fight against ISIS will be called Operation Inherent Resolve. They came up with that name using Operation Random Thesaurus.
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"NASA said this week it has received a record high number of 18,000 applications for their astronaut training program.
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NASA said it shows a growing interest in space exploration. Then people said, "Nah, we just wanna get off the planet before this election.'"  Grin
21  Entertainment / Laughter (Good Medicine) / 2016 Political Jokes on: July 11, 2016, 09:15:22 PM
CLOCKS

A man died and went to Heaven. As he stood in front of the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him. The man asked, "What are all those clocks?"

Peter answered, "Those are Lie-Clocks. Everyone on earth has a Lie-Clock. Every time you lie, the hands on your clock move."

"Oh", said the man. "Whose clock is that?"
"That's Mother Teresa's", replied St. Peter. "The hands have never moved, indicating that she never told a lie."

"Incredible", said the man. "And whose clock is that one?"
Peter responded, "That's Abraham Lincoln's clock. The hands have moved twice, telling us that Abraham told only two lies in his entire life."

"Where's Hillary Clinton's clock?" asked the man.
"Hillary's clock is in Jesus' office. He's using it as a ceiling fan".

Grin Grin Grin
22  Theology / Prophecy - Current Events / Re: Up-dated - Ban Koran like Mein Kampf, says Dutch MP on: July 11, 2016, 08:58:30 PM
Personally I think banning the Koran is a great idea, as mentioned above Islam does call for trouble to the average American. Some of the islamic verses tell muslims to oppress, persecute, kill Christians, Jews, all non-believers. To beat, rape and enslave women and establish an islamic state by force.

It really is too bad islam cannot be banned in the United States, this cult is allowed by the Bill of Rights. If there was ever a threat to America, it is by islam.
23  Fellowship / What are you doing? / Re: What I am doing right now on: July 05, 2016, 02:30:11 PM
Since I've been gone, I have started home schooling my grandson Reed. He is loving that grandpa is teaching him. Reed is also learning about Jesus and His love for everyone. When we first started it was a daily battle to get him going early in the morning.


I've written 2 songs for his numbers which he sings everyday and some days he drives the rest of is nuts. For his 4th birthday I bought a used rolltop desk. He likes the desk bettet then the kitchen table. I give all praise to the Lord for me being able to teach Reed. I've been asked by mom and dad (my son) if I will teach him until he is ready for the 6th grade. You better believe I said yes, yes I will.

Having Reed here has been a blast for me. Especially when its 10 mins till he goes home when I give him some candy.  Roll Eyes   Grin  Roll Eyes
24  ChristiansUnite and Announcements / ChristiansUnite and Announcements / Australia update - Danny Nalliah—Won our Battle for Free Speech Against Islam on: July 04, 2016, 09:38:23 PM
An important update 11 years in the making.


June 22, 2015

Danny Nalliah—Won our Battle for Free Speech Against Islam


In 2002 the Australian province of Victoria under LABOR, passed the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act. which:-

“prohibits conduct that incites hatred, serious contempt, revulsion or severe ridicule of a person or group of people based on religious belief. “

This was a subjective law (“offence” coming from emotions) not an objective law (“truth” coming from the rational).

That same year the Islamic Council of Victoria filed a complaint that resulted in convictions for two Pastors, Danny Nalliah and Daniel Scot – the first convictions in Australia under the nation’s religious vilification ban.

How the battle for free speech was fought

The complaint lodged in VCAT said Scot and Nalliah had “vilified Muslims” at a seminar on Jihad on March 9, 2002. The two Pastors addressed a private seminar held by Catch The Fire Ministries to some 250-300 Christians. They were lecturing on the differences between Christianity and Islam. The seminar came about as a result of “September 11” and their community wanted an understanding of the true features of Islam. Danny Nalliah having lived under Sharia Law in Saudi Arabia and witnessed three beheadings, had quoted from the Koran during the seminar, to demonstrate what some Muslims believe.

The Islamic Council of Victoria had sent three Anglo-Saxon converts to Islam masquerading as Christians to the Christian seminar. They took on 52 points as complaints against the seminar and took Pastors Scot and Nalliah to court under the Equal Opportunity Commission and demanded an apology.

Danny Nalliah refused to apologise on the grounds that what was stated was word-for-word from the Koran.


The court case at the VCAT tribunal went on for forty days over a period of two years.

In the eyes of the law, it’s not a matter of whether or not these two men told the truth – they did – but whether someone felt bad about what they said.  Even the Islamic Council barrister told the judge,
Your honour may I put in record, under the new law—TRUTH is not a defence’.[\b]

On December 17, 2004, VCAT Judge Michael Higgins, ruled that Catch the Fire Ministries, Pastor Danny Nalliah and speaker Daniel Scot vilified Muslims at a seminar in 2002, in a newsletter and an article on a website.

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) determined that Pastors Scot and Nalliah violated the Act.

The Tribunal not only found the pastors in breach of the Act but also ordered the pastors publicly to apologize for their sincerely-held beliefs and promise never to repeat those beliefs.

Nalliah refused to apologize. “Right from the inception, we have said that this law is a foul law. We will go to prison for standing for the truth and not sacrifice our freedom and freedom to speak,”

Their case was then brought before the Supreme Court

On August 14, 2006 Australian attorneys, with the assistance of The Becket Fund on international law arguments, submitted appeals papers to the Supreme Court of Victoria at Melbourne based on the Victorian legislation violating international human rights treaties.

(These actions by VCAT were in direct violation of international law. Australia is obliged by international conventions to protect rights of conscience, freedom of expression, and equal protection under the law as Australia has ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and its enforcement mechanism, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The free speech, belief, and religious exercise provisions of Articles 18, 19, and 26 in the ICCPR protect the right freely to preach about and analyze religious truth-claims of competing religions.)

In December 2006, the Supreme Court upheld their Appeal and ruled in favor of Daniel Scot and Danny Nalliah, vacating the original ruling and ordering the trial to be heard again in front of a different judge at VCAT. The Islamic Council of Victoria was ordered to pay half of Nalliah and Scott’s legal fees.

During the five years duration of this legal action Danny Nallaiah endured “Alluha Akbar” death threats, threats of his house being burned down and his children being kidnapped by phone. Further the cost of legal fees by the time the case was decided had amounted to $600,000.

Back at VCAT, the parties agreed to go to a mediation prior to the re-hearing to see if the case could be resolved.

The case was finally resolved at a Mediation at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal on Friday 22 June 2007. If mediation had not resolved the complaint it would have gone to a re-hearing at VCAT in December 2007.

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal of Australia, the Islamic Council of Victoria and Catch the Fire Ministries have reached an agreement that citizens have the right to “robustly debate religion” and “criticize religious beliefs” within the limits of the law.

The ICV has agreed to withdraw the complaint. A media release was issued as follows:

VCAT Media Release
Human Rights Division – Anti Discrimination List – VCAT Ref: A392/2002
Friday 22nd June 2007

Joint Statement of the Islamic Council of Victoria Inc.,Catch The Fire Ministries Inc., Daniel Nalliah and Daniel Scot

The Islamic Council of Victoria (the ICV) has reached an agreement with Catch the Fire Ministries, Pastor Daniel Scot and Pastor Daniel Nalliah about the complaint the ICV brought in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), concerning what it alleged were acts of religious vilification in contravention of s 8 of the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001(Vic).

Although some of the terms of that agreement are confidential, the parties have agreed to make this joint public statement.

Notwithstanding their differing views about the merits of the complaint made by the ICV, each of the ICV, Catch The Fire Ministries, Pastor Scot and Pastor Nalliah affirm and recognise the following:

1) the dignity and worth of every human being, irrespective of their religious faith, or the absence of religious faith;

2) the rights of each other, their communities, and all persons, to adhere to and express their own religious beliefs and to conduct their lives consistently with those beliefs;

3) the rights of each other, their communities and all persons, within the limits provided for by law, to robustly debate religion, including the right to criticise the religious belief of another, in a free, open and democratic society;

4) the value of friendship, respect and co-operation between Christians, Muslims and all people of other faiths; and

5) the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act forms part of the law of Victoria to which the rights referred to in paragraph 3 above are subject.


Champion of free speech in the West.

As a result of this case WA, NSW and SA completely rejected the same UN inspired legislation for their states—leaving LABOR governed Victoria as one of the few places in the free world where this legislation exists.

Select Committees of the House of Lords and the House of Commons in the United Kingdom invited Danny Nalliah to address them on a similar law that was being fashioned for the UK Parliament. As a result that law did not get passed in the UK.

The US Congress also invited Danny Nalliah to address a Congressional Select Committee hearing in order to brief the Committee on a similar law that was being introduced to the USA. Based on the Australian experience that law also did not make it through Congress.

83 cases across the world…are now using this Australian case as a defence against Islam’s attempt to introduce “offence legislation” (Sharia Law) onto the legal statue books of the West.

The tenacity of this Aussie battler not only saw through that 5 year long legal action, countless threats of intimidation from the Islamic community and a cost of $600,000 to put a stop to this draconian piece of UN inspired legislation taking hold in other free nations of the West.

However, after travelling to the UK and the USA Danny saw how the West was buckling under the oppression of the Politically Correct laws that were being introduced by the socialist inspired UN. So in 2013  Danny founded the Rise Up Australia Party in order to protect the Australian values and culture—as he says  “to keep Australia—Australian”.

http://concit.org/danny-nalliah-battler-for-free-speech/
25  Entertainment / Animals and Pets / Re: Cat and Dog poll on: July 03, 2016, 09:01:30 AM
Both of our very old dogs died about 7 years ago with cancer.

We got two puppies just months later, and we're all happy together. They're both little lap dogs that are quite laid back and relaxed. I do believe that having pets is good for your health. They give unconditional love, and that's calming.

Sorry to hearr about your 2 old dogs, I'm not looking to the time when I lose Hoppitty. I saw the picture above of your pups, and they look happy. Yes I also believe pets are good for your health and return the love given. Roxy who has claimed me as her master gets along great with the cats (the girls or the kids) and watches over the girls.

To me pets are a gift from the Lord.
26  Entertainment / Movies / Re: Whats the last movie you watched?? on: July 02, 2016, 11:37:46 PM
Since this topic was started so long ago I've seen several movies and my DVD collection has grown to over 250 movies. I have 90% of the movies made by Pixar, who has made Nemo, Cars (1 & 2), WALL-E, Monsters Inc. & Monster University, Finding Dory, Ants, Planes (1 & 2), and many, many more.

The last movie I saw was, Yankee Doodle Dandy, starring James Cagney, it is based on George M. Cohan life. I guess most people today wouldn't know who Mr. Cohan is or what he did. Those who don't know, a lot of the patriotic music, some we still sing today was written by Mr. Cohan.

Just a few of George M. Cohan songs
You're a Grand old Flag
Over There
Yankee Doodle
Yankee Doodle Boy
Give My Regards to Broadway
Father of the Land We Love
Harrigan
Here Come the Soldiers This is Our Side of the Ocean
What this Country Needs
I was Born in Virginia

George M. Cohan wrote many songs for Broadway Theater

27  Entertainment / Animals and Pets / Re: Cat and Dog poll on: July 02, 2016, 10:06:09 PM
Well since I last answered this poll 9 years ago our animal family has grown. I'm down to 2 calico cats Hoppitty (22 years old) and Talker (12 years old), unfortunately Patches (19 years old) died 2 years ago and Merow (19 years old) died 3 years ago. New to the family is Shade (14 years old) and Airborne 3 years old). Along with Lucky (12 years old) there is Roxy (6 years old) and Scrappers ((5 years old).

I am still a cat person but I love almost any animal.
28  Entertainment / Music / Re: What's your favorite Christian band? on: July 02, 2016, 09:50:37 PM
I enjoy Michael Smith, the late Amanda Flessant, Nichole Mullen, Hillsong, Brian Doerksen, Rebecca St. Jane, Larry Gatlin, Sonicflood, 3rd Door, and of course the ole' time favorites Gaithers, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Statler Brothers

Resting in the arms of the Lord
Bob
29  Prayer / Prayer Requests / Re: Cedar Wildfire on: July 02, 2016, 09:19:38 PM
The Cedar Fire is now 100% fully contained. Now comes the hard part, rehabilitation of the land.

I give my Thanks to the Lord who allowed the firefighters to successfully fight the wildfire and kept the firefighters safe from harm. I also thank the firefighters who fought the Ca
Cedar Fire and kept damage a minimum. A lot of people may not realize that 75 to 80% of firefighters are Christians who also give Thanks to the Lord

Resting in the comfort of the Lord
Bob
30  Theology / Debate / Re: death penalty right or wrong? on: July 01, 2016, 12:14:55 AM
I just finished reading this thread, I'm glad Lizzie is by my side. This thread is very personal to me in ways most people would never understand. Lizzie knew my late wife, they were friends. All these years later, I stand with what I said and believe.

Edited to add: I should say Sue, since we have been married she likes me to use her middle name.
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