He is an idiot!
Is he a Mormon? I know that is common practice among the members of the LDS faithful that I know. 10% MEANS 10%!! Now pay up or we won't let you in the Temple!
If you pay tithing on your gross, which in my opinion you should, then you can take the deduction and it doesn't effect the % of tithe. If you pay on your net and then take the deduction, then the guy is right, it will lower your % of tithe.
The accountant part of me says:True only if he tithes "after tax" or based on "take-home pay". IIRC, it is "render unto Caesar what is Caesar's, and unto God what is God's..." so one is not conditioned on the other. 10% of your gross income is still 10% no matter what you pay in taxes unless you get an earned income credit, but you wouldn't be taking deductions if that were the case. The churchgoing part of me says:10% is an OT rule, and although it is a good rule of thumb, NT says everything we have belongs to God, and it is more important to give with the right attitude, since we have been "freed" from such rules.
I believe 5:15 nailed it.
brigham:Doesn't 10% mean 10%? Tithe doesn't mean 9.5% or 9.9%, it means 10%. So, why ridicule a people trying to obey with exactness? Perhaps because it's something you couldn't live up to?
5:26 nailed it.
Tithing is silly. Our church wastes so much money and if I give them more they will waste even more. I look at tithing as I do most things, merely a suggestion.
Why don't they call tithing what it really is - membership dues.
Ok, the LAW (rules) of the old testament were removed when Christ came to earth. Now we are under the new covenant (notice how we eat bacon and we don't burn sheep anymore). Would someone please show me where in the NEW TESTAMENT Jesus or anyone else says you should "tithe". I mean show me where it says exactly that. The old testament used the word repeatedly so if it was part of the new covenant, then it would say so. In my humble opinion, it is all God's money and use what you need and give the rest back to God. It is not a mathmatical equation anymore.
I tend to stay out of pointless, meaningless conversations.
6:23 - While I do agree with you that the specific 10% is no longer a command in the New Testament, you can't say that it was part of the law. It was not, the tithe was given before the law was ever established.
The guy is doing what he believes is right, and what he wants to do. If you want to give pre-tax, post-tax, cash, check, nothing, just your time, or service...then do so. THE GUY IS RIGHT because it's his decision. Now, Barry, how about a pick-me-up picture that warrants a "me love me some" comment. AMEN.
M&M,I'm Brigham Young, and you are my bitch. I call the shots around here. I made up my own religion, didn't I (okay, well Joseph Smith actually made it up, but you don't know the difference...)? If I say 10% or 9.5% or 20%, who are you to question whether I can live up to it? I have 20 wives, dammit! Could YOU live up to THAT?? I got your TITHE right here!!Peace and Love,BY
The law of tithe was not part of the law of moses. The law of moses was fulfilled by the new testament law, thus since the new testament doesn't mention discontinuing the law of tithe, it can safely be assumed it remains a law.
It is AMAZING the number of people who HONESTLY believe that GOD would put a cap on the amount each human is expected to give to charity.The arbitrary amount of 10% is further evidence that much of the stuff in the Big Book of Myths and Fables was written by old men with the agenda to control and fleece the sheeple who buy into the hookum.
Someone needs a Mormonectomy!
Very poor rationale M&M. Actually almost irrational now that I think about it.
Churches need to take credit cards so if a flock member cannot meet his weekly 10% obligation, they can at least can charge it.
The guy is following his religious convictions it is truly heartwarming to hear about this in today's world. Stand firm for your believes.
I agree with anonymous number one. Why does anybody even WANT to discuss tithing or not tithing? This person just wanted to make a show of tithing. Such things should be between a person and God. And some folks of the cloth use tithing issues to make people guilty enough to give. So wrong.
People will toil endlessly in fruitless arguments over a book of collective passages written by men in mud huts long ago but say or do virtually nothing to solve what is real and relivent to our everyday lives.
Hell yeah! If churches took plastic, I could earn me some frequent flier miles so me and the wives could go on a trip somewheres and get away from the 50 kids we have!!!
You're all missing the point. It is a matter of the heart attitude and not compliance. Even the widow gave a mite and it was acceptable. Because she gave with a thankful heart. It you are unable to tithe, (root word meaning 10%, firt given in the OT by Abraham to the king with no geneology) then give what your heart tells you to give. THat is more important than being a legalistic giver.
oh mzchief so little do you know...one day you WILL(in bold) find out that that "big book of myth and fables" is actually the Bible of which you are to live your life according to! AND when, and it will, the time comes for the Lord to rapture His church you will be the one left behind crying on your way to an eternal hell.
I have actually heard (don't know if true or not) of some churches mailing statements telling their brethern what they owe. This takes away that awful math part figuring about the 10% before/after taxes or any other problems with amount due. Don't know if they charge "late fees" or not.
Shouldn't the ones that haven't paid be like on a list posted on the internet so we could all beat them down with E-Mails until they coughed it up....kinda like dead beat dads or somethin?
Here's somethin else I just thought of,how bout automatic bank withdrawl like your light bill except you'd call it your life bill or somethin.
Or how bout gettin a bunch together with pitch forks and ridin together on a waggon out to their houses and get whats owed?
Anon 10:41 you are right on. The New Testament is full of repeated teachings about forgiveness, grace and loving your neighbor...very little said in the NT about "passing the plate for the building fund."
11:06 – I (and I suspect Mzchief) have none of the fear or expectations that you profess. If you choose to believe in fair tales, that's up to you. I know right from wrong and recognize and practice compassion so I'll pursue my own morality without the simplistic fear mongering posed by your book of fables.
To anonymous 11:06...Christian MYTHS, Muslim MYTHS and EVERY other religion's MYTHS are NO different than the MYTHS of ANCIENT Rome and Greece. ALL religions have ALWAYS been based on the belief that THEIR dogma is the ONLY correct dogma and anyone who disobeys dogma will incur the wrath and displeasure of God resulting in the NONbeliever being cursed and damned for ALL of eternity.SAME tune, SAME words just a different verse.Better than YOU have ATTEMPTED to bully and scare me into buying hook line and sinker the whoha in the Big Book of Myths and Fables. IF you TRULY believe so devoutly in Christianity then YOU are aware that ONLY God knows who is going to HELL and you LACK any scriptural authority for telling someone that God will NEVER grant them "GRACE" and forgive them for their sins.Take ANOTHER sip of Kool-Aid so you can feel good about YOURSELF.
everyone of you guys are complete idiots
Hey,we're all meeting at Tractor Supply after work to get a bunch of Pitch Forks...be there!
The church I grew up in did a big pledge campaign and I had a single mom who didn't hit her goal pledge but gave what she could and still keep the roof over our head---yup we got a bill! No kidding an actual bill from the church that pointed out the pledge amount and the amount paid. I think that's when organized religion run by greedy men started to lose it's appeal with me.
IF you TRULY believe so devoutly in Christianity then YOU are aware that ONLY God knows who is going to HELL and you LACK any scriptural authority for telling someone that God will NEVER grant them "GRACE" and forgive them for their sins.Never said He would never grant them grace and forgive them of their sins...am saying that if you know how to be saved and choose not to be, you are a fool and WILL(in bold yet again)be left behind to spend an eternity in a devils hell...that my foolish friend is in the "Big Book of Myth and Fables" that I know as the Bible. Read it. I can tell you this..there is not an athiest in hell...because now they believe that there is a God, and are forever doomed.
Did I hear pitchforks? I do love me some pitchforks! I'll bring the torches-let's get our mob on! RARR!!
In a mormon owned business the 10% Is deducted from your paycheck.
So what happens if you're standing in front of the BIG DESK and GOD's going over the books and you come up short and you don't have cash or a credit card?
40 freakin' comments on the stupidest of topics. And ONE- ONLY ONE- of them intelligent. MZ at 7:12this really must mean the end is finally upon us
To anonymous 1:54......you will be the one left behind crying on your way to an eternal hell. The quote from your comment at 11:06 indicates YOU did in fact declare that YOU know I am going to Hell.Your Christian arrogance speaks VOLUMES as to what is the PROBLEM with organized religions. A person NOT being a Christian is NOT an indication the person is an atheist. Christians do NOT have EXCLUSIVE claim to God.I have enough FAITH in God that I do not feel the necessity to hedge my bets by worshipping and praying to a demi-God like Jesus or Muhammad.
Oh forget this tithing debacle. Why doesn't Grace Fellowship Church have a cross out front?Isn't this the bunch that sent out a laundry list of things that cost money?
Have any of you seen "Zeitgeist"?It might be relevant, though no more gospel than THE GOSPEL we already have. God Knows about 35 of these posters on this subject could use a little enlightenment.
I saw Poltrageist and it was cool.
I cannot tell you where you or I are going to end up, because you have not ended up there yet. You always have a choice. Free Will.Just like the original conversation that started all of this, it is up to your own personal relationship with CHRIST! Hopefully, you will find it while you are going there before you end up there.
"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful."~Seneca the Younger 4 b.c.-65 a.c.
From Seneca the Younger's Wikipedia page from which AssWhip quotes so often:"In his own time, he was widely considered to be a hypocrite or, at least, less than "stoic" in his lifestyle. His tendency to engage in illicit affairs with married women and close ties to Nero's excess test the limits of his teachings on restraint and self-discipline."What a fine source from which to draw inspiration, you kooky broad.
Why don't all of you wake up...tithing is Old Testament, was for the Levites (we don't have Levites today) and was ALWAYS wheat, grain, spices or animals....NOT MONEY!!! Paul taught us to give as we purpose in our hearts and to give cheerfully. Give to the poor and to shelters...there are plenty of hospitals too. St. Jude's doesn't turn any child away!!
Check out Dr. Russell Kelly's free book on tithingwww.shouldthechurchteachtithing.com
Another subject:Is Grace Fellowship Church going to put a cross anywhere on the outside of their building, or have some of us just missed where it is?
Unpaid tithes that are turned over to collection agencies can be pretty brutal. Banjo beatings and so forth.
Hope pitchforks come in youth models. Got to get those little ones off to a good start.
It's interesting how some people can base their spiritual beliefs on the Judeo-Christian concept of God, then denounce the entire package as myths and fables. Smacks of cognitive dissonance.I'm just saying.
Please recognize that Muslims believe in God. The one and only God. Possibly the same one that you and Mz believe in. If not, can anyone prove it? I have it easier - I don't believe in any of the supernatural hocus pocus. Sorry.
7:15 am How is that poor rationale? Since the law of tithe existed way before the law of moses and the law of moses was fulfilled in the new testament. And there is no mention of any decree in the old or new testament to discontinue the law of tithe, then the only conclusion one can come to is that the law of tithe is still in effect.It's a common mistake to think tithing is a part of the law of moses, like the ill-informed statement made by 'pimpalert'.Brigham: Grow up and quit acting like a ten year old.mzchief: It is not a cap, it's a minimum. I understand some criticisms of the Bible. There are contradictions and questions of 'why' can be brought up all over the place. Unlike some, I view it as an imperfect book because of it being written, compiled and translated by imperfect men. But I try to look for the good and try to make sense out of it as best as possible.
Times three. Is there a cross on the grounds of Grace Fellowship Church?
M&M maybe I shouldn't have been so rude.Your statements sound reasonable. I guess I can express what I was thinking better with question,"Should we still be stoning people to death for adultery?" Of course not so I'd say tithing went the way of stoning,animal sacrifice and so on. 715
To 900 foot Jesus...Please note, my comment at 4:42 had NOTHING to do with "restraint and self-discipline."Following YOUR line of thinking, modern society should discount EVERYTHING written and imposed on the United States government credited to Thomas Jefferson because T.J. had a black slave mistress with whom he fathered children.To impose MODERN moral standards on ancient Roman society is ahhhh...STUPID. It was quite common for Romans to philander. Sex was a SPORT not something that bound a married couple. The level of marital fidelity expected among Patricians (rich folk) was typically determined by the Emperor. Nero was a gender bending HORN DOG who REGULARLY boned the wives, husbands and children of his subjects as they caught his fancy. Just to keep you from saying something DOUBLE DUMB about Nero. Nero did NOT "fiddle" while Rome burned. The fiddle/violin was invented in 1520 a.c. I did not bother to find links to substantiate this information. If you want them find them for yourself.Go ahead and hate me because I am intelligent. YOUR type of moronic behaviour is what people like YOU engage in when encountering a superior being.STILL SUCKS to be YOU!
To wordkyle...Having been raised a Catholic-Jew (Catholic Father, Jewish Mother) and received the sacraments of Holy Communion at 6 and Holy Confirmation at 12, had a Bat Mitzvah at 13 and spent the better part of 15 years studying ALL the WORLD'S major religions I can ASSURE you that I have NOT based my "...spiritual beliefs on the Judeo-Christian concept of God..." I believe in a God COMPLETELY devoid of HUMAN emotions such as jealousy, anger, and vengeance. I do NOT believe in Satan nor do I believe bad boys and girls are forever condemned to "Hell". I do NOT believe good boys and girls die and go to "Heaven". I worship and pray to God for my SPIRITUAL and PERSONAL well-being, unlike Christians and Muslims who worship and pray to God according to the rules in their Big Book of Myths and Fables in an attempt to please and appease God so God does not allow bad things to happen to them.I have a GREATER respect for religions and the followers of religions who do NOT claim a superiority over NONbelievers of their religion. Christianity has MURDERED far too many people to EVER claim ANY type of moral superiority over ANY other religion. The SAME goes for Islam.I have not studied religion SEEKING faith. I have studied religion wondering what it is SPECIFICALLY about Christians and Muslims that makes them believe they have had the RIGHT to MURDER "In the name of God" and still maintain THEIR self-righteous stance of KNOWING the will of God.
blahblahblah, AssWhip. I made it through the first sentence and was so beat down I couldn't finish. I'm guessing you... aw forget it. Wait, I did read your last sentence (a phrase I last heard when I was 13). I'm sure it doesn't suck to be you, but I'll bet it really sucks to be anyone who has to listen to you in person for any extended period of time. I'll bet you can suck the life out of a party after you've had a few drinks. Jesus. I'm shuddering.
Gawd Mzchief what a beautiful story,I cried through the whole ordeal.
To 900 foot Jesus...Trust me when I inform you that I am FAR less bothered by your limited knowledge and SHORT attention span than MUST have been your PAST sexual partners. Work on paying attention and PERHAPS you will not be sooooo frustrated.Incidentally, unlike EVERYONE with whom YOU socialize, I do NOT drink alcoholic beverages when out and about.*StillLOL@U*
To m&m...I tend to agree with you that ANY religion's Big Book of Myths and Fables should be viewed in PART as a GUIDE for believers to follow in an attempt to feel more connected to God. However, it should NEVER be forgotten that MEN with AGENDAS wrote and published the Big Books of Myths and Fables and MUCH of what is contained within those books is NOT to the benefit of human kind or God but for the benefit of the RELIGION represented by each Big Book of Myths and Fables.
CALM DOWN!!I wonder why it makes you feel so much more uptight and agitated when someone says that?
AssWhip:Still shaking my head in pity @ U!
10:49, Mzchief sounds very calm. She's the only one making much sense on this thread.
Well this party has pretty much fizzled out.
Yep. It is tithe to move on.
To MC:a) Who said I was talking about you?2) If I were talking about you, I would point to the fact that you (apparently) believe in one God (capital G); that you worship and pray to your God; that you look to your God for "spiritual and personal well-being." All these are fundamental practices in the Judeo-Christian tradition. ("God," not "Dobbs" or some other name; one deity, not multiple; spirituality, not for good crops or whatever; etc.)Show all the hostility you want, and fool yourself that you're "above" organized religion -- but the evidence points to the conclusion that you're wrapped pretty snugly in the blanket of Judeo-Christian tradition (albeit in a manner with which you feel comfortable.)
To wordkyle...Just because I believe in ONE God and the Jews are known to be the first group to FULLY embrace and institute monotheism into their society 4000+ years ago does NOT mean my belief in God is based upon Judeo-Christian ethos. Unlike the Jews, I do not believe people MUST abide by the rules in a "sacred" text or practice rituals to KNOW God. Unlike Catholics and Christians, I do NOT believe God has EVER taken human form or PERSONALLY produced a son named Jesus. The fact the MAIN premise of Christianity dictates that one MUST buy into the MYTH that Jesus is the physical manifestation of God makes it quite clear that Christians have taken a GIANT step away from the monotheism club however, NOT as GIANT a LEAP as the Catholics with the Holy Trinity hokum. Only someone IGNORANT of Judea-Christian dogma would ATTEMPT to attribute MY belief in God to Judea-Christian fundamentals. Muslims are CLOSER to being monotheist than are Catholics and Christians. Do NOT feel too bad, Muslims are JUST as whacko as Christians.Incidentally, I NEVER said YOU directed YOUR 10:06 comment to ME. In responding to your 10:06 comment, I ELECTED to debunk ANOTHER sanctimonious, ill-informed, CRAZY CHRISTIAN, crackpot comment.
ummm..last time I checked, Catholics ARE Christians, Mzchief!
There it is... AssWhip at her "sanctimonious, ill-informed, CRAZY [CHRISTIAN], crackpot" finest!!*ROTFLMFAO@UYDB!!*God (in the strictly non-Christian specific sense, of course) I love this blog.
To 9:50...Due to the SPECIAL brand of crazy that is Catholicism, I ALWAYS mention Catholics as a SEPERATE and SPECIAL breed of Christian. Face it, ANY group that ORIGINALLY contrived the concept and BELIEVES that through the "miracle of mass" a dry wheat wafer the size if a quarter becomes the ACTUAL body of "Christ" and wine becomes the ACTUAL blood of "Christ" for the purpose of REGULARLY and RITUALISTICALLY feeding it to members of the congregation CERTAINLY belongs in a UNIQUE category. I guess Catholics feel more at ease calling the change "transubstantiation" rather than hocus pocus just like they feel better about calling the EATING the "body of Christ" a "sacrament" and not CANNIBALISM.
Common misconception 950 don't beat yourself up too bad about it.
I saw a really bad movie once about men in tithes.
To 11:50...*LOLHysterically*Cute, VERY cute.
Don't ever eat at The Trail Dust in Dallas cuz they will cut your Tithe off and hang it on the wall.
To anonymous 11:46...I elected to NOT go through the trouble of explaining the PARTICULARS of Catholicism that keeps Catholicism from being a TRUE Christian religion even though they spread the Jesus Myth.Christians tend to have a difficult time with the fact that just because people worship God and Jesus not ALL those people are Christians. Christians do NOT understand there are SOME Jesus Cults that teach; solely believing in Jesus is just NOT enough to win the favour of God and people are expected to buy into a whole other bag of malarkey to be part of the IN crowd in Heaven.
To 12:02...*LOL*Most people on this blog believe I will be DRIVING the bus to Hell but if you are not careful you will be sitting in the seat behind me.*LOL*
mzcreant,email me your physical address so i can come punch your lights out with my holy fisherman's ring and rid the world of your evil existence. then we can all live in peace and harmony and not have to listen to the endless stream of raw sewage that spews forth from your godless lips! yes, i am the real pope and i read barry's email@example.com
mzchief,just wondering if you knew you spelled separate wrong? just saying(in bold capitals....)Due to the SPECIAL brand of crazy that is Catholicism, I ALWAYS mention Catholics as a SEPERATE and SPECIAL breed of Christian
To anonymous 2:41...I saw that after the comment posted. I ALSO noticed I typed "if" rather than "of" with regard to the dime sized wafer. Hey, at least I correctly typed transubstantiation. Since I type approximately 85 wpm and tend NOT to proof read my comments PRIOR to posting them, you can rest assured I will submit comments with MORE errors.
Eighty five words a minute, Mzchief?Do your fingers get steroid shots? :-0
The Pope punching out lights? Who does the Pope think he is, Mike Titheson?
If we were in a plane that crashed on the proverbial deserted island I would never bring up for discussion; 1.Politics 2.Religion 3Our legal system. (And I would only cautiously mention the 287/380 cloverleaf)
my son,i will make an exception for mzcreant and smite her from this earth, so that mankind may evolve and love one another and join hands in peace and togetherness.bless you,the pope, aka bishop of rome, vicar of christ, successor of the prince of the apostles, supreme pontiff of the universal church, primate of italy, archbishop and metropolitan of the roman province, sovereign of the state of the vatican city, servant of the servants of god, smiter of annoying blog posters
I'm sorry, Mzchief....but you are so very caught up in your own self that you actually have no idea what kind of garbage you are spouting! Christians are Christians..period! They may have different ways of worshiping, but their beliefs are basically the same. The wafer/cracker and the wine/juice are SYMBOLS of Christ and are REMEMBERENCES of his love and saving grace for us all. (Yes, that even includes you.) You can turn your back on him all you want though, he will still be waiting when you do decide to seek him. One other correction... you seem to think that Catholics are the only religious entity with the Holy Trinity! Guess again... The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost exist in ALL CHRISTIAN religions. Too bad you have never met them.
To anonymous 10:58...Imagine if you can, Pope Benedict XVI DISAGREES with YOUR crackpot assertion that "Christians are Christians". July 2007, Pope Benedict issued a statement decreeing that the "Catholic Church is the only true church." and that other "Christian denominations were not true churches and therefore did not have the “means of salvation.” Incidentally, The Pope does indeed speak for the ENTIRE Catholic Church and ALL True Catholics believe NONCatholics are LOST.Catholic dogma does indeed teach that the Eucharist and wine become the ACTUAL body and blood of "Christ" through "transubstantiation". Incidentally, Catholics prefer you reference the third entity of the Holy Trinity as the "Holy Spirit" and NOT as the "Holy Ghost". The "Ghost" name is bad for their image. Too much, in your face, hocus pocus. As far as Catholicism goes, just buying into the Jesus Myth is NOT enough to get you to Heaven. Catholic dogma dictates that the ONLY people who make it to Heaven are those who have been baptized into the Catholic religion and "Believe in the One Holy Catholic Apostolic Church."You CRAZY CHRISTIANS do NOT even know enough about what is going on within your own sects that there is NO way you even have a clue about what is or is not "salvation." Take ANOTHER sip of the Kool-Aid so you do not have to think for yourself and can feel good about the BS you are fed by your RELIGION of choice. I highly suggest the next time you decide to spew STUPIDITY you PAUSE and give THINKING a try and PERHAPS just decide to NOT.
Mzchief, how OLD are you? What you say comes from decades ago! Obviously, you have no real understanding of Christain faith because you spout the OLD TEACHINGS that have now made way for the understanding that CHRIST IS LOVE! AGAIN I say, it is evident that you DO NOT possess the Holy Spirit/Ghost within your heart. You have not experienced HIS love or you would not be so bitter. Believe as you wish, but for you to attack what you do not understand shows that you fear your salvation, your eternal life. Once one accepts CHRIST into their life, a "completeness" takes over in their heart. That isn't something written in any book... it is FELT in one's soul. You would know that feeling, if you would only seek and accept Christ as your Lord and Savior. Your call.
To 8:18...Are you high? July 2007 was JUST 5 MONTHS ago. As for my "understanding of Christain faith", there is no doubt I have a greater KNOWLEDGE of religion than MOST people who wallow in IGNORANCE of religion and CLAIM to worship Jesus. As for your concern regarding MY salvation, save it. I worship ONLY God and feel NO obligation or NEED to worship Jesus. If worshipping Jesus works for you then that is all good for YOU. However, your arrogance that ANYONE who disagrees with YOUR religion is doomed is OFFENSIVE and attempts to portray God as being as SMALL minded as YOU and the band of crackpots with whom you hang out on Sunday mornings. I assume ALL of you Saved Christians go to services EVERY Sunday since that is what your Big Book of Myths and Fables requires of you and we all know that Christians ALWAYS do what the Big Book of Myths and Fables commands. Oh wait, maybe NOT since ALL they have to do is buy into the Jesus MYTH and they get a bus ticket to Heaven.
To anonymous 8:18...Oh, and I am YOUNGER than Barry.
Gee, MZ, are you a virgin too?
I'm sure you are younger than Barry...probably MUCH younger because you certainly sound like you are a immature, attention-seeking brat! I believe it is YOU who continues to ATTACK those who DO follow their own religion. People who are insecure about their own beliefs feel COMPELLED to tear down those who ARE secure in their beliefs. I PITY you, poor mzchief. After witnessing many of your comments on this blog, it is very evident that you should be seeing a counselor. OR...possibly you might try going to CHURCH to learn about what real CHRISTIAN LOVE is. They won't turn you away... as you do them. But, they will pity you too, and quite possibly feel compelled to PRAY for you. Is praying for you an act of ARROGANCE?? My my!
And, btw: The OLD TEACHINGS I refer to is aimed at YOUR comments. I never said anything at all about what happened on July 2007. Can't you figure that out? or are YOU high!?
I predict this thread will be around longer than the internet.
TO anonymous 12:07...The ONLY points you have managed to PROVE with your comments are that you are not only ignorant of COMMON Catholic dogma but you also LACK the ability to utilize RUDIMENTARY grammar skills.Your comment at 12:07 did NOTHING to advance YOUR position, thus YOU have LOST this debate and what LITTLE personal dignity you MAY have possessed, by doing such you proved yourself unworthy of another comment from me. In other words, you are too STUPID and low brow for me to WASTE my time responding to anymore of YOUR pointless rants.Do indeed pray for me because I ALWAYS pray for people like you. YOU are the type of Christian who makes Christianity look like a cult chock full of raving loons who worship an insecure demi-God and a vindictive, petty God. Take ANOTHER sip of Kool-Aid so you can be happy wallowing in your ignorance.CHEERS!
LEAVE MZCHIEF ALONE! Can't you see that she is a lonely, soclial reject whose only recognition comes from provoking you with her senseless harangues? The poor demented THANG! You should all be ashamed of being suckered into her little games. Her pretenses have snared you again into her little web of atheist mutterings and you know she MUST have the last word...even if it is to call another person STUPID. You will not overcome her blitherings here until she has professional help. Give it up!
MZ: Does this mean I have to go out and rake leaves now?
do i win anything for being the one hundredth comment?
Little Mzchief,I do not LACK grammar skills anymore than you say you need not proof your own writings because you type 85 wpm. without making mistakes. ha! I wondered when you were going to PULL OUT of this little DISCUSSION. I don't care to follow the Catholic dogma because I have my own CHRISTIAN BELIEFS that follow another church's doctrine....I just don't ATTACK the Catholics like you do, because I AM very secure in my beliefs, unlike you, which was my main point in this commentary. EVIDENTLY I hit pay dirt because you now run away. Poor, poor pitiful thing. I have wasted my time with you, but it has certainly been fun to watch as you TRY to BULLY your opinions on others. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++To 5:07,Guess Mzchief missed out on the last word this time! She has picked up her toys and gone home. ROFLOLH :-)
" YOU are the type of Christian who makes Christianity look like a cult chock full of raving loons who worship an insecure demi-God and a vindictive, petty God." I WORSHIP THE SAME GOD YOU DO; YOUR RANTINGS ABOVE ARE BLASPHEMY, mzchief. Your calling me names is one thing, but you might want to speak to God about what you put in print here. (Don't miss my last comment above this one! lol!)
typical of mzchief to resort to name calling and then saying that she will no longer to respond to someone's comments because they are too stupid for her to acknowledge.sign of a true debate loser. she's taking her toys and going home. that's her M.O. ~ check out just about every other debate she'd engaged in on this blog. it happens time and time again.
Mzchief hung on a long time and made many points and even offered websites to prove her points. I don't think she left because you last bunch of dumbasses are smarter than her. She left when the debate went to shit and got around to name calling instead of talking about the topic. Just because she wont sling shit with you idiots doesn't mean she's a quiter it just means she doesn't want to waste anymore of her time.Mzchief's the only one who made any sense on this thread. The guy who made the tithe jokes was pretty funny.
to 10:15, Maybe you better take another look at who started slinging and name calling first! Was your little friend, mzchief. You people who suck up to her because she "offers websites" to back up her bs are plain idiots yourselves. ANYONE can offer websites to back up just about anything.... this internet is FULL of bs everywhere. Too bad you are not intelligent enough to think for yourself but blindly buy into mzchief's crapola! I guess that makes you a sheeple!
Just wondering,mzchief. Do you have a Christmas tree in your home? Do you celebrate the Christian holiday of CHRISTmas? You know, the holiday that is in honor of Jesus Christ's birth? How could you, if you say He is myth? Oh, I guess you can, since you are a hypocrit! Those of you who say you know her, does she have a Christmas tree? If so, she has proven herself uncredible. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
To anonymous 7:17...I have SEVEN decorated trees in my home during the holiday season. Not even one has a religious or Santa theme. Clearly you are ANOTHER ignorant Christian who is UNAWARE that decorating a fir tree during the winter season is ANOTHER pagan tradition from the ANCIENT world that has been HI-JACKED by Christians. ”Many Christian traditions in the home were borrowed from older pagan celebrations. Pope Gregory I around 600 AD told churchmen to encourage harmless folk customs, like the use of greenery and trees, where Christian interpretations could be made. St. Boniface in the 700's encouraged pagan nature worshipers to stay out of the dark forest and take a tree indoors to worship in the light and warmth of the one true God.”NEWSFLASH Einstein, Just because Christians do something does NOT mean Christians invented it nor do they have OWNERSHIP of whatever it is they lay CLAIM. Just because Christians worship God does not mean Christians have SOLE claim to God.Having decorated trees in my home, exchanging gifts and entertaining friends and family during the Christian holiday of Christmas does NOT make me ANYMORE a hypocrite than Christians who take their children to see Santa or decorate their home in trashy Santa themes. I wear a Hijab and clothing that covers my arms and legs when I accompany my husband to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia because it is the CUSTOM of those countries. Doing this does NOT make me a hypocrite because I believe the Muslim religion is just as wacko as is the Christian religion. I wear Brooks Ariel running shoes designed for marathon runners and think running is Stoooopid (no offense to Barry but running is TRULY breaking your knees and back). Wearing running shoes does not make me a hypocrite nor does it make me a runner.Your comments indicate you are JUDGEMENTAL and LACK the "Christian Love" and TOLERANCE that is suppose to be KEY components to being a Christian. The fact you believe that decorating a Christmas tree, CLAIMING to be a Christian and believing the Jesus MYTH is what makes you a Christian is FURTHER indication that you NEED to EDUCATE yourself on Christian dogma.UNLIKE your belief in the Jesus MYTH my disbelief of the Jesus Myth is based upon KNOWLEDGE.Incidentally, I TRULY enjoy Christmas because for a couple of weeks out of the year MOST Christians PRETEND to care about those less fortunate and ACT like decent human beings.
To anonymous 7:17...Merry Christmas to you, too.Please, remember to pray for peace. Peace will make the World a better place for EVERYONE. Yes, I do indeed wish "Merry Christmas" to ALL my Christian friends and "Happy Holidays" to my NONChristian friends.CHEERS!
How bout for the spirit of the season we get Barry to bring this topic back up to the top for further discussion.
Win an argument,lose a soul.
Mzchief, are your "trees" up all winter long, or only during the CHRISTmas season? hmmmm?? HYPOCRIT! You cannot explain with your lame analogies yourself out of this one. CHRISTMAS TREES are indicative of CHRIST! JESUS! The word Christmas originated as a contraction of "Christ's mass". It is derived from the Middle English Christemasse and Old English Cristes mæsse, a phrase first recorded in 1038.You can STOP BASHING Christains and our beliefs since you join in with our Christmas celebrations. You talk in big circles, mzchief! Round and round. Not sure you aren't bi-polar, either.
thread...will...not...die. mzchief...keeps...on...running...her...piehole...can't... make... her...STFU...~fake husband of mzchief
At one time there was a movement (a rather feeble one) for Barry to conduct a poll asking whether we thought MZ should be banned from this forum. Barry, no friend of democracy, did no such thing. In the abscence of such a DQ sanctioned poll, I propose an informal one right here on this eternal thread. For the record, I vote to give her the boot. I am not even Christian and she has offended me with this latest diatribe.
Ladies and Gentlemen:It is with deep regret that we announce the postponement of THE END OF THE WORLD on December 21 2012 to a later date as we interested in the outcome of this thread.Thank Yew
Most of y'all sound like idiots. MzChief and the guy telling the tithe jokes are the only people making sense on this thread. I'm voting for MzChief to stay. I bet Barry likes having her around too.
Gone, done, bye bye, see ya, peace out, TTFN!!No way she'll ever get banned though ~ I wish this blog had an "ignore" function so I could send her to the Romper Room whenever she crawled out from under her rock. I'm sure she's eating all this attention up so my thought is that we simply ignore her comments and let all of her lap dogs kiss her butt and the rest of us just go on about the business of being relevant and let her carry on being her own irrelevant self. People with social disorders like mzchief thrive on attention ~ it’s fuel for the fire. Take away the fuel and the fire goes out. Hopefully it will be the same for her. She’ll eventually find some other blog (I’ve always wondered why she doesn’t just post all of her drivel on her own blog site) to hijack and find new ways to garner attention.Remember, if you ignore that annoying little itch on the bottom of your foot long enough, it eventually goes away. If you keep scratching and scratching, it becomes infected and starts oozing pus and stench and filth and God knows what else all over the place.I urge all of you to ignore the itch. It's a simple strategy that always works.
I usually do ignore her idiotic comments, but I am sick and tired of her bashing Christians while she insists that she, herself, is NOT a name caller. She can have her "religion" without bashing others. When she shuts her babble about Christians, I'll leave her alone. Until then, she's fair game! Can't figure why ALL Christians who read this blog aren't fed up with her bs and telling her so!
There was never a movement to ban Mzchief, just a few dumbasses who can't stand a smart woman not sitting back and quietly watching the moron show. I like reading what Mzchief has to say. She's always made sense and what she says is usually backed up by intelligent websites. All you folks just bitchin' and moaning about what you feel and whining that Mzchief doesn't know what she's talking about have yet to provide a real website to refute what she says. Mzchief always uses a login name so you folks who don't like what she writes can just ignore her comments. I love watching Mzchief kick your asses.
Can't we just all tithe to get along.
...as 4:33 posts as "anonymous..."*LMFAO@U!!*
You guys really don't get it still. Amazing! There is no MZCHIEF!!! It's a good cop bad cop routine perpetrated by one man to boost his owm blog's popularity. When, oh, when will you finally come to understand the depth of deception a lawyer is capable of?
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold , I bring you good tithings of great joy, which shall be to all people at ten percent before taxes.
That's because 4:33 IS mzchief incognito! She's her own supporter here! Funny thing is, she thinks no one knows it. Shhhhhh...we won't let on.... hahaaa!
I hope the ten percent I gave at a Tithey bar in Dallas will go toward buying a ticket straight to heaven just the same as giving ten percent to Kenneth Copeland or Robert Tilton. All three probably have about the same standing and position in the eyes of the Lord. However, the TIThe bar is a shipload lots more fun and bang for the buck. And the tithey flashers are probably more sincere and honest, so maybe that will help also.
Okay, I give up just tiyhe me up and beat me already, but no more tithe jokes
OK, apolotithe for the jokes. Not really. Hell no. But they are from more than one blog tither. May tithe force be with you! And all have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and a great New Year. Santa is making a list and checking it tithe, so watch it. Hope everyone makes tithe as much money in 2008 as 07. Of course, gas prices will probably be tithe as high in 2008 as 07. Sorry for any spelling/grammer foul ups. Bud Light in excess makes me a little Tithe...............like my jeans are a little tithe. I have been so bad, Mom is going to give me a Tithe Out! I will only have to stay in the corner for 10%...of the time...
EVERYONE TAKE NOTICE! The ANTICHRIST has spoken and she dwelleth among us. The end of the earth cometh!
Looks like this one is finally over. Arctithe and be done.
Barry, please tithe and put thread back at top. It has been so much fun..........a real good one. If at first you do not succeed, tithe, tithe agin.
Ahem...When the ARCHBISHIP of Canterbury dismisses the Nativity as nothing but "LEGEND" it is time for you die hard Bible thumpers to REALIZE what you are thumping is nothing more than a Big Book of Myths and Fables.Read the story for yourself as reported by the Times of London.
Guess they have all moved on Mzchief, and nobody is now reading this blog thread. Your writings were very interesting and fun to read. Hope you don't git an ugly tithe for Christmas.
I,I,..... I just can't let it die. A living breathing thing,,,,, it can't, please, god, don't let it die.
Knock,knock,knock,creeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek. Hello,hellooooo! Is anyone here? Is this how it all ends?
Tithing is an Old Testament practice and was never money, but always grain, wheat, animals, spices, etc.If you want biblical proof see:www.shouldthechurchteachtithing.comthe prosperity gospel of "sowing seed" is money, and God will return it to you 30/60/100 fold is a lie from hell, and you are following a fake jesus. If you are following a fake jesus, you are not saved!!Please don't get mad, and/or insulted....just check it out!!Blessings....
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