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I think you're doing the right thing by keeping an open mind, studying, and testing and questioning yourself and your relationship with God. I didn't grow up in the church and didn't become a believer until I was 36, almost middle-age. And that's all I did. I just kept an open mind and kept searching, and then God answered me one day, praise the Lord, and changed my life. I just said a brief prayer and asked God to bless you and your journey.
The Indians I've worked with over the years in technology companies have an almost pathological need to comply and conform.
The shareholders and board members of these companies want "yes men" and that's just what they're getting.
These aren't the sort of Indians who would dare step one toe off the reservation. Heh.
Those who are not vaccinated at this point are not going to get vaxxed now because of this or anything else.
This new variant bullshit can only serve to redpill.
At least, that's my hope, because I know how hard it is for people to admit they've made a huge fucking mistake in their lives. Sometimes, you just have to hit rock bottom. Are the prospects of injecting your children with poison enough of a bottom? I sure as hell hope so.
This is a perfectly valid observation and one that inevitably comes up when the faithful are being subjected to the worst the world has to offer.
First, we're told that God uses these trials to help purify and refine our faith. My favorite scripture on this comes from James, likely the brother of Jesus:
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1:2-4
For me personally, there's a different motivation. As Christians, we are called to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. To share the freedom, the peace, the confidence that comes from knowing our future is secure with as many people as we reasonably can. This means not just sharing the Gospel during easy times, but more importantly, during the most difficult times when it matters the most. I think this is one reason God has us suffer the worst of the world along with everyone else. He's given us a mission!
Just think of the horrors endured by the early Christians under Nero, and persecution of Christians today in China. The Church underwent explosive growth in the first century, and is undergoing that same growth in China today - all in the face of incredible persecution. The faithful have paid and are paying a great price, but the faith is reaping great rewards. I believe this is God's plan.
In the end, of course, this suffering will be over for us once and for all, thanks to Jesus' work on the cross.
"...He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Rev 21:3-4
With rigged elections, brownshirts, and the gestapo, they no longer need the consent of the governed. They no longer need our trust, and at this point, they're not even pretending anymore.
When I read the title I thought the same thing.
That's not the case. The idea of rebellious nations turning their back on God and being terribly punished is a theme that occurs over, and over, and over again throughout the Bible, especially through the books of the Prophets.
The theme goes something like this: 1) God, through the prophets, warns Israel or the other nations to turn back to Him and repent, which they don't. 2) God severely punishes the nations for rejecting Him. 3) God gives the nations hope of restoration through faith in Him.
This is not some minor out of context point here. This is a major theme in the Bible, again, all throughout the Prophets.
If you'd like a starting point, I'd suggest Isaiah, but really, any of the prophets, major or minor, reinforce and repeat this theme.
God very well may destroy America before rebuilding her again in his image. We have to account for that possibility.
Yet another Christian organization captured by Satan.
The world is full of false prophets and false teachers. This is just another one.
Bypass the damage and move on.
God has a plan. All evil is conquered in the end. Count on it.
I bet it gave him a rash.
A lot of that had more to do with in-band trunk signaling with MF tones.
As the telephone network went more digital in the late 70s into the early 80s, it became a simple matter to "mute" the callers outbound voice channel to prevent phreaking.
As the network became even more sophisticated, the signaling went out of the speech band and into a separate data-only channel - out-of-band signaling.
I just wish I had snagged a blue box before I left and the lab was shut down. And yes, they were actually blue!
And not just Disney+. Streaming services and traditional cable plans bundle these cucks even with the most basic packages.
There are not 76 million people who said "I want this garbage and will pay for it."
Yes, I remember.
During my career, I worked for a Fortune 500 telecom equipment manufacturer. One oddball distinction I had was being the company-wide expert on coin telephone signaling.
Drop a nickel, get a boing sound. Drop a dime, get two boings. Drop a quarter, get a warbling sound. Before automation, operators would count these in their head to know how much money was deposited towards the call.
At the end of a call, if the caller owed for an overage, the operator would ring-back the coin phone and ask for more money to be deposited. What may surprise people is that almost everyone paid up for what they owed.
Much more to it than that, of course.
And yes, I was the only expert in a company with over 100K+ people because it was a rapidly dying business, and signaling issues only rarely pulled me away from my real job.
This is all fine with me as long as:
If this all cool with the left, then hey, I'm ok with a black Annie.
Agreed. Sometimes I wonder if "liberal Jew" just doesn't mean "cultural Jew" rather than a follower of Yahweh and The Law.
There is really no such thing as a "liberal Christian."
If you are condoning sin, you are not following Jesus Christ. God abhors sin.
You just can't embrace The Kingdom and The World at the same time out of convenience. It just doesn't work.
Willingly going hugely into debt for a useless degree which turns me into a pathetic, dependent asshole?
Sign me up!
"Sir, would you like to super-size that combo?"
When they gatekeep on something like this, double down, and double down hard. It's what they would do.
Hold them to the same standards that they hold you.
It drives them absolutely insane!
The looting is just going to get more organized since it's going on completely unchecked.
It won't be long until they just back up a box truck and start loading merchandise, displays, cash registers, the hand dryer from the bathroom, doorknobs, all of it into the truck and just drive off.
"It's ok, Nordstoms. They really needed those things."
Holy shit, my eyes!
That is fucking horrible!
And Bill Clinton isn't looking his best, either.
This is a dog whistle for more attacks against whites.
"White supremacists are winning! We must hit them back hard!"
The Christmas Parade Massacre victims should go after these motherfuckers hard in the courts. They've been openly agitating for a race war for at least a year, we've seen the results of their evil in Wisconsin, and those people deserve justice.
I had never heard of them so I read their introduction page.
Sounds like they have noble principles and are addressing some of the worst shortcomings of wikipedia. Shortcomings which have turned it into the steaming shitheap it is today.
Definitely bookmarked. Thanks!
Using the terms "cabal" or "oligarchy" are completely legitimate ways to refer to them.
I like the term "state-run" because that's how the Western media referred to their counterparts in Russia, China, and other communist shitholes for years.
It's a fun way to mock their total lack of self-awareness and complicity with the state.
I just wish we would all use the terms "state-run media" or "state-controlled media" instead of "corporate media."
"Corporate media" suggests independence from the state which just isn't there. The media spokespuppets will mindlessly ape what they're told to say. They have no agency at all.
And yeah, Robinson has more balls than all the spokespuppets combined. Keep kicking ass!
Heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. and has been for decades.
If they gave a shit about "saving lives," they would mandate a ban on 1) tobacco, 2) alcohol, and 3) processed foods.
Yeah, I didn't think so.
If Durr hadn't got all the media attention, they would have fucked him. They spent the last week figuring out how, but then realized they couldn't pull it off while under the spotlight.
Let's pray Durr stands strong and gives them hell at every opportunity.
It's state-run media, simple as that.
State-run media only presents state-approved narratives. Anything else is racist, dog whistles, xenophobic, homophobic, a conspiracy theory, etc.
The big lie is they present themselves as independent journalists, which is a complete fraud. They are merely spokespuppets for the state with no agency of their own.