“The View” Argues About Abortion

26 09 2009

There are SO many things I *could* add to this, but I won’t. I’ll just say this for now (just to clarify a few things on the matter).

1) Capitol Punishment is NOT murder. It’s the “punishment” that some criminals recieve who have COMMITTED murder.

2) War is NOT murder. Consider Ecclesiastes 3:8 – “A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”

That’s all I really wanna say on this for now.





Got B.O.? = $500 fine/6 Months of Jail Time

5 09 2009

Stinky city bus riders in Hawaii soon could get fined for having BO.

The Honolulu City Council is considering a bill that would impose up to a $500 fine and/or up to six months in jail for public transit passengers convicted of being too smelly.

The bill will be heard tomorrow in committee. It would make it illegal to have “odors that unreasonably disturb others or interfere with their use of the transit system.”

It doesn’t matter if it’s body odor or offensive fumes that emanates from clothes, personal belongings or animals.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii says it is concerned with laws that are inherently vague, which opens the door to discriminatory enforcement based on an officer’s individual prejudices.

What do you think about this? Obviously, I’m not a fan of smelly people ~ but this is pretty bizarre. What about homeless people, or people who have pets, or people who’s babies have spit-up on them? I mean, really? A bit rdiculous… I don’t even see how someone actually could be so dumb to even propose this bill. If such a bill passes in Hawaii, you know it won’t be too long before it spreads into the rest of the country. Look out, Detroit!
What are your thoughts?

<To see original article Click Here.>





Can A Man Be Raped… By A Woman?

25 08 2009

A friend of mine was telling me about a particular conversation he was having, when he turned and asked me my opinion. I gave him my opinion, heard his take, and was told the takes of the others involved in the conversation. Read on….

 

(This article was taken from Time Magazine.)

“Can A Man Be Raped?”

One answer, of course, is yes — by another man. In fact by some estimates, 10% of rape victims are men, though they rarely report the crime. But the interesting question, in light of the current debate, is how a man could be raped by a woman.

Most men would say, with physiological confidence, that if a man doesn’t want to have sex, he can’t be tied down and forced. Human anatomy provides him a special protection. But there are sex therapists who dispute this notion; some point to “masochistic titillation,” while others speculate that panic, along with fear of bodily harm, does not necessarily rule out sexual arousal and may even increase it in some cases.

In any event, the most expansive definitions of rape include psychological coercion, which raises the question, Couldn’t a woman emotionally pressure a man to have sex, by, for instance, impugning his manhood if he refused, and thus be guilty of rape?

If the word is given to mean unwanted sex, then men are vulnerable too. A 1988 study of sexually active college students found that 46.3% of the women and 62.7% of the men reported having had unwanted intercourse. Peer pressure, coercion, intimidation — all led students into situations they later regretted.

Some researchers fear that even raising the question trivializes the whole issue of rape. But there are paradoxes here that might shed light on the issue. How is it that when an adolescent boy is coerced into sleeping with an older woman, it is viewed with a wink as an accepted rite of passage, while the reverse — the coercion of a girl by an older man — is clearly not?

 

(The following links contains mature content… so use discretion when reading: Eric’s Story and Mike’s Story. Also, for more information, try The Disadvantages of Being Male).

 

I say that yes, it is *possible* for a man to be raped by a woman.
So… I’m curious.
What are your thoughts on this issue?
Leave a comment.





In Possession of Stolen Property…

6 08 2009

Two drugged-up guys broke into the church and did much damage on the inside. They stole $900 from the church safe. They raided the kitchen, ate what they wanted, and made a mess of what was left. They tore through the Pastor’s office and stole a set of keys from a drawer. They ended their rampage by taking the church van for a joyride. They managed to crash into 6 other vehicles, and after a police-chase they ran head-on into another FORD van. That’s as far as they got. They were in possession of stolen property. They did what they wanted to do, and as a result of that they caused pain and problems for others. Property was damaged, carpeting and materials were ruined, cars were totaled, and the list goes on and on – thousands of dollars worth of damages.

If you’re a Christian – let me rephrase that: if you have asked Jesus to be your personal Savior – than you have been bought and paid for. You are no longer your own (I Corinthians 6:20, 7:23). Your body is the temple – the very dwelling place of the Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 6:19)! Therefore, you no longer have the right to do what you want to do, go where you want to go, say what you want to say, dress how you want to dress, look at what you want to look at, etc. What rights have the servants over their Master? None. They are to do, go, say, and work as the Master commands.

If you then live like you want to live, rather than living as God would have you to live – you are in possession of stolen property. I will say it again because it bears repeating: “You are not your own. You have been bought and paid for.”

Once you have been saved, if you still live like the world lives, talk like the world talks, go where the world goes, and act like the world acts – you are damaging the cause of Christ. Your poor testimony will cause people to look at Christians and think: “Well, who do they think THEY are…? I know ________ and he claims to be a Christian, but he still does ________ and ________. So why are they preaching at me for it?” -or- “She claims to be a Christian, but I know who she really is… I’ve seen her at ________ and I heard she does ________ all the time.”   Those “Christians” are in possession of stolen property! By living unholy, worldly lives they are hurting the cause of Christ. And we wonder why church ministries are at a stand-still: not growing, indifferent, cold, dead. We wonder why so little is getting done for the Lord.

You’re argument: “I have my rights!” My reply: “What rights?”
We have been bought with a price (I Corinthians 6:20, I Corinthians 7:23) – and we weren’t cheap, you know. The price the wages of our sin set was the death of perfection, the shedding of innocent blood, the sacrificing of the Only Begotten Son of God. So I ask again: What rights do the servants have over the Master? None. We are the servants of Christ (or rather, “co-laborers” WITH Christ), held hostage by His love, and a prisoner of hope by the faith which we have in His everlasting promises.

We have been commanded to: “therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” Our heart’s prayer should be as David asked: “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer” (Psalm 19:14).

Are you in possession of stolen property?