Government Restraint of Content of Expression
The three previous sections considered primarily but not exclusively incidental restraints on expression as a result of governmental regulatory measures aimed at goals other than control of the content of expression; this section considers the permissibility of governmental measures which… Read More
Added by Jeff H on December 27, 2009 at 4:57pm —
It seems interesting that anything at all can be said specifically against Christians in even the most vile and crude manner and yet if someone merely mentions the vague possibility of the Jewish faith being in err, it is "hate speech" regardless of the manner in which it was given.
Why is that?
Added by James S Saint on December 26, 2009 at 5:01pm —
I am sitting here, on this empty beach-
watching the sun go down.
All the busy people, in their cars and on the boardwalk
and in their homes- they just don't notice.
As they all hurry on to important destinations,
only a few happen to glance towards the sea;
but only for a second!
As if simply reassured that it is still there;
or perhaps that it is just still wet.
They don't notice the sad; billions of grains of
tiny… Read More
Added by Jim G on December 19, 2009 at 4:40pm —
(I threw away the first stanzas because I blamed my manic episode and Bipolar Disorder I diagnosis on the Landmark seminars, which I have of course long ago changed my mind about. Well my case of Bipolar Disorder is cured now anyways so for me it was not chronic at all. Just temporary. I am anti depressant free for two weeks now, cold turkey. But here is the last stanza which was probably the better of the stanzas anyways. I had ditched the anti psychotic medication just a few weeks into the… Read More
Added by Jim G on December 19, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Mormons Are New Testament Christians, not Creedal Christians
The Church of Jesus Christ (LDS) is often accused by Evangelical pastors of not believing in Christ and, therefore, not being a Christian religion. This post helps to clarify such misconceptions by examining early Christianity's theology relating to baptism, the Godhead, the deity of Jesus Christ, and His Grace and Atonement.
Early Christian churches, practiced baptism of youth (not infants)… Read More
Added by Bot on December 19, 2009 at 12:30pm —
So that you reach enlightenment and begin to learn and live,
.--> Slow down your environment
| So that you can slow down your actions
| So that you can slow down your thoughts
| So that you can decrease confusion
| So that you can increase accuracy of your thoughts
| So that you can increase effectiveness of your actions
| So that you can you can slow down your world
When you can see clearly that day after day, year after year,… Read More
Added by James S Saint on December 18, 2009 at 11:30pm —
Good is determined by the need. Without need, there can be no good. Need is the problem and good is what leads to the solution of the problem. Good is relative to actual need. And clarity of need is good for all.
In any endeavor, whatever is seen to lead to fulfilling the task without creating greater problems, is perceived as good. If cooking is the endeavor, whatever helps to get the cooking done, as long as it doesn’t take too much… Read More
Added by James S Saint on December 18, 2009 at 2:00am —
start with the small, ordinary blessings in life. In fact these are blessings we hardly recognize. They can be our ears, our mouths, our eyes, our hands. And there are few who never had the chance to acknowledge them as blessings. And some others who had the chance to value them as blessings only when they lost them.
Blessings can also be persons placed in our dwellings. We never thought they were until we lost them.… Read More
Added by Brod Neil on December 16, 2009 at 10:50am —
There is a very common misunderstanding that a "cause" is something that preceded in time.
A cause is a situation. "What causes a leaf to appear green?" "What is the cause for this big box not fitting into that small box?"
A situation can cause an effect of appearance, size, or arrangement and is the result of static logic. Or it CAN also cause a change in the situation, a temporal cause. Due to the situation, an imbalance yields a motion, a change.
What is… Read More
Added by James S Saint on December 15, 2009 at 12:00am —
Mormon Beliefs, are they Christian?
There's a lot of discussion about Mormon beliefs. So, in order to make this easy, I will list out what Mormonism actually teaches. These are not sensationalized, and inaccurate statements.
Following documentation from Mormon authors. Finally, please understand that the Mormon Church uses Christian terms but has radically changed the meanings of those terms. So, when it says that Mormons belief in the father the son and the Holy Spirit,… Read More
Added by Jeff H on December 13, 2009 at 5:30pm —
I usually accept comments on my blogs, but not this one. It is a statement of my position.
I spent over a year dealing the false assertions of our last mormon visitor. He finally showed himself by deleting his user, and compromising huge portions of our archived discussions. He saw the "writing on the wall" so to speak, and it didn't look good for his cause, so ~poof~. I worked hard on a lot of those discussions. I'm not going to waste the time here.
So… Read More
Added by Jeff H on December 12, 2009 at 11:39am —
I am what I am
Id is what Id is
The heart is in the Id
The truth shines through when there is authenticity
I am popeye the sailor man
We need to sacrifice nothing
My sisters' stories are nothing
My story is already sacrificed
Jim G @ 2009
Added by Jim G on December 12, 2009 at 12:00am —
Most people do not believe that Mankind needs saving, but that is a large part of why he actually does. He is not responding to actual threats because he is not interested. He is not interested because he does not believe any are real. He knows that he has created illusions of threats so as to spur interest in the directions of his interest and thus believes all threats are but reflections of his own design. Yet the real threats go unattended.
There is one thing that you can do to… Read More
Added by James S Saint on December 11, 2009 at 8:30pm —
A god ==
who/whatever absolutely determines what can or cannot be.
The God ==
Who/Whatever absolutely determines all
that can or cannot be.
If such a power and characteristic is not essential to being a god, then in what way is anything a god???
If it is not God that is doing the determining, then whatever other idea you have for "God" would be subject to the determiner and could only do what that determiner allowed… Read More
Added by James S Saint on December 10, 2009 at 11:00pm —
I find this the most difficult question because I am in search for my own understanding of religion right now and I am not 100% sure if I believe that man was created or if man evolved from some other animal. I find myself believing that it can be both. Here is why, I believe god did create all things and therefore humans, but because we have seen in science that everything has evolved from something else in order to adapt to the ever changing world, that I can not completely agree that God… Read More
Added by brichie71 Student PHI-214 on December 9, 2009 at 12:38pm —
The world has come quite far since 1973 when Roe v. Wade went to the Supreme Court. Now, being pro-life means something very different, even if the idea behind it is the same. With any luck, in the next 40 years, we can go just as far, and perhaps not have labels like "pro-life" or "pro-choice". Wouldn't it be nice if the sanctity of life was respected by all, every life mattered and was considered before rash decisions were made. Perhaps people need to stop focusing so much on what their right… Read More
Added by Andrea Teal Shinn on December 7, 2009 at 6:55pm —
found this interesting article today on national geographic from right before tgiving....
is respect to human origins, isn't interesting to consider where the species could be headed. the implications of each scenario are interesting, amazing, and really, almost entirely plausible.…
Added by Andrea Teal Shinn on December 6, 2009 at 11:28pm —
Abortion is such a hard topic to discuss, and so I found it very difficult to read different peoples posts without getting heated. I am religious, and I do agree that abortion is not the best idea. On the other hand, I can see why people get abortions. I really see myself in the middle, not taking either side. If you take abortion away, you are taking away a womens decision about her own life that she be made by her, not others. But, on the other hand, many more babies would live, even if they… Read More
Added by Laili Dalloul on December 6, 2009 at 10:31pm —
Abortion and the question of when a fetus is considered to be alive are two very hot topics. As I said in another post, I believe abortion is inevitable. It will always be around whether we, as humans, like it. I tend to agree with the Liberals to a point. They believe that abortion is OK if the fetus is going to live a life that is "frustrated" (i.e., grave deformity that would be life deprived, painful, frustrating for both child and parent). (Stewart p. 309). Of course, frustrated is a term… Read More
Added by PH214 Lori T. on December 6, 2009 at 8:53pm —
Talking about abortion, especially in terms of religion, always gets heated. For many, it is hard to see past religious tendencies or bias's, to see the real truth of the issue. This doesn't just happen with abortion, but with any topic in which people have strong opinions. For me, coming from a religious background and having retuned that for myself, I have always had some problem with finding holes in other peoples arguments, especially the religious ones. Rather than prove myself right, I… Read More
Added by Andrea Teal Shinn on December 6, 2009 at 6:44pm —