• King James demanded His Version of the Bible be written under "Pain of Death." Try reading other Versions for a broader aspect of interpretation and meanings far beyond the Roman Catholic Church decsending branches. You will find it illuminating and removing of bias.

    Lynn Bryant DeSpain

    • I have read most versions of the Holy Bible and find there is little notable difference in the interpretations... with most of the translations of the precepts and doctrines of the Abrahamic and Christian Faith in agreement.

      As for the Catholic Church... the term CATHOLIC means UNIVERSAL BODY... The Catholic denomination is the oldest and largest denomination in the Body of Christ.  It has been exposed to mankind's amazing penchant for corruption longer than any other member of Christ's Body.  However, it is no less loved by God and needed as part of the Body of Christ than any other member of Christ's Body.  Can the eye say to the hand I need you not or the head to the feet, depart from me? Are not all the members of the Body necessary, for the proper functioning of the Body? Are not the weaker members of the Body necessary and in need of the more comely members, for the body to prosper?

      Be no more carnal but shine like the Son.  For, darkness doth now descend upon the Earth and soon the light of the World will be extinguished ... and then, the judgment.

      See: 1 Corinthians 12:21-26 NKJV - And the eye cannot say to the ha...

      Bible Gateway passage: 1 Corinthians 12:21-26 - New King James Version
      And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” No, much rather, those members…
    • Well said, Ron!

      Christians of all types & varieties need to get their act together & work as one body -- the defenders of Western Civilization -- against the evil force that's throwing dire threats our way...

  • Dale speaks the truth!

    Lynn Bryant DeSpain

  • Marlene, How can I be "Off Track" comparing factual figures not included by either the Progressive Socialist MEDIA/Politicians or among our own band of "Nay Sayers" preaching Doom and Gloom? Russia mainly exports "Fuel" for a total of $338 Billion Last Year. China exported mainly "Electronic Components/Broadcasting Equipment for $325 Billion Last Year We, the USA exported Vehicles, Medical, Aircraft, Plastics, Metals, Pharmaceuticals, and Organic Chemicals for $1.35 Trillion Last Year, with Livestock and Grains lowest on the List! Now $1.35 Trillion divided among 329.5 Million is most certainly more than Russia's $388 Billion divided among its 146 Million, and most assuredly much more than China's $325 Billion divided among its 1.4 Billion People! This is just one reason so many " Illegals " want to come to Our Nation! I have yet to see mass migrations of U.S. Citizens to any other Nation for a Better Life! My "Trolls is Right on Tract."

    Lynn Bryant DeSpain

    • Suggest you look at the balance of trade with each of those countries.   That is IMPORTS VS EXPORTS.

  • From the context of the responses to every topic proposed to this group I am firmly beginning to believe that Ralph Waldo Emerson was correct when he wrote, "The end of the Human Race will be that it will eventually die of Civilization." 

    Lynn Bryant DeSpain

  • Anyone who believes Our Nation is in danger of becoming obsolete need to prepare for is survival ad willing to devote all means necessary to assure that it survives. However, when I made the statement "We must be doing something Right!" That was in reference to a multitude of Citizen Driven Enterprise, not Government that this last year placed Our Gross Export Products at $1,435 Trillion, compared to Russia and China Gross Export Profits of $713 Billion, 1/2 of Ours! This being one of the factors drawing all the "Illegal Aliens" across Our Borders! It is Our Governments and their Policies that need replacement, and the Citizens once more assuming the mantle of responsibility of "Rulers" of this Republic that needs to be rebuilt. 

    Lynn Bryant DeSpain

    • You are off the trolley and nowhere near the track.

    • Perhaps you need to look at Our historic Gross Exports.   And, take into consideration the INFLATION now at a 40 year high.

      When I returned to the US in 2020, it came as a shock to me that the majority saw the USA as now being a SERVICE BASED ECONOMY.   That is 3rd world.  I spent 3 years in Panama during the 90s.   They are service based.   They don't even make Panama hats.   TAKE A LOOK AT LABOR RATES.   SERVICES are the lowest paying jobs.

      We have become dependent on countries that are in the 'enemy' range.   Medicines from China.   Many of Our Defense needs are FROM CHINA.   We have lost the skills necessary to make them.   Suppose China attacks us.   They pull those meds. Those are blood pressure, diabetes, and many more.   There would be a genocide from the cutoff.   Stopping blood pressure meds can causes a heart attack or stroke within a week.

      Lithium batteries.  Do you have a clue as to how many military systems DEPEND ON THOSE BATTERIES?   When I worked that problem, there were 27 systems that soldiers CANNOT perform without.   Try GPS, radios, and such just for starters.   Then the UAVs.

      Saying Our Gross Export Products is double Russia and China (I strongly doubt this one) is totally misleading.   

      You are kidding yourself if you seriously think that the ILLEGAL ALIENS JUMPING OUR BORDER can produce any of these items, you need a checkup from the neckup.   And,, even if they could be trained, WE NO LONGER HAVE THE FACTORIES TO DO SO.

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