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    Music, jokes, dancing (I specialize in the ironic), card games and board games.

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  1. If we show them love then they will learn love.
  2. Proof of Noah's flood.

    When Noah was placing pairs of animals onto the ark it would seem logical that he would use baby animals rather than adult animals as they would take up less space and require less food.
  3. Students Petition vs Satanic Mass

    God gave us free-will. We can choose good or evil. To rid the world of all evil and all sin would be to brain wash all humanity. We would worship God not because we want to but because we have to. God desperately wants us to choose him but he will not force this choice on us.
  4. Proof of Noah's flood.

    Don't valleys typically have rivers running through them? Water has a tenancy to collect in valleys due to gravity. I'm not saying water erosion couldn't cause massive changes over millions of years I'm just saying that if a valley already exists wouldn't it be logical for rain-water to collect there and form a river?
  5. Greetings, fellow Worthymen. I recently got into an online debate with a very well informed atheist. He claimed that there was no scientific evidence to back up a global flood. He claimed that if a global flood happened roughly 4000 years ago it would be very easy to confirm with today's science. I wasn't sure how to respond as I'm not really a scientist nor have I looked into weather or not there is physical evidence of an ancient global flood. I did point out to him that fossilized-seashells have been found atop mount Everest. His response was similar to this, "This point is of no surprise to me. Everest grows at roughly an inch each year. This is due to tectonic plates pushing one-another which is how most mountains are formed. It is very possible that hundreds of millions of years ago Everest's peak was below sea level." So the question that I would like to have answered is this: Is there scientific evidence of a global flood that happened roughly 4000 years ago?
  6. Does God Need US To Do His Will

    This is an interesting question. Read Exodus chapter 2. In my Bible (New Living Translation) the last verse reads as follows: "25 He looked down on the people of Israel and knew it was time to act." The following chapter starts with the story of Moses and the burning bush where God persuades Moses to do his will and lead the Israelites out of slavery. God needs us, many miracles of the Bible are performed through men. If God were to always fix problems on his own, then faithful people wouldn't be necessary.
  7. Matthew 26:52 KJV: Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. The New Living Translation reads "Those who USE the sword will die by the sword." "Those who live by the sword must die by the sword." Is not written in any translation of the Bible. Carrying a sword is fine but using it on another human being is against Jesus' teaching. Matthew 5:39 KJV: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. This verse doesn't just say that you should turn the other cheek when struck, it also reminds us not to resist an evil person (particularly in the case of physical violence). Read verses 38 - 48 of this same chapter. To me, it couldn't be more clear that Jesus is against the use of violence against other human beings.
  8. Can we find scriptures in the New Testament that allow violence? As far as I know the apostles peacefully accepted persecution. When Peter wanted to use a sword to protect Jesus, Jesus told Peter that those who use the sword must die by the sword.
  9. Gender Roles

    Again I say, If these verses are only referring to disruptions then why do they only address women?
  10. ‘The Deadly Cost of Fashion’

    I watched the video and it seemed vague. It seems to me that these women are being paid dirt in exchange for making millions of dollars worth of clothing. The companies that hire these workers want more and more of them but also pay less and less to their employees. This is great for the companies (extremely high profit margin) but terrible for the workers. It sounds to me like the answer to this problem is this: The women need to stand up for themselves and stop working all-together until they get a fair wage and decent treatment. From the look of the beginning of this video, it would seem that these women have started to do this and are being beaten for it (although I can't be sure,). To me, it seems that this video is trying to tug at your heart-strings and make you donate to a faceless charity without researching this issue more for yourself. I don't support the NY Times at all, I've critiqued one article that was published by the NY Times for my college composition class before. In my humble opinion, the NY Times is guilty of publishing biased material while masquerading as a credible source in order to influence the American populace. Anyway, if these women boy-cot their jobs, eventually the corporations that sell their products will be forced to listen to their cries. Matthew 10:28 Do not fear those who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul, instead; fear the one who can harm the body and soul in hell.
  11. Islanders, can they be saved?

    1 Corinthians 14:38 KJV But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.
  12. do all people that don't believe deserve hell?

    The way I look at it is this: God gave us 2 choices, admit we are sinners and put our trust in him, or, trust in ourselves and hope that our own desires will lead us. Those who make the second choice do not deserve God's grace. All people have to do to gain eternal life (the best reward of all) is accept God's plan for them (the best plan of all). If they cannot do this then they follow their own plan (the worst plan of all) and end up with death (the worst punishment of all). Cast your mind back to the garden of Eden. Adam and Eve had all of their desires met by their creator. However, their creator gave them one command. One rule that if broken would take them from God's grace. They broke that one rule and God did not hesitate to punish them. This is the way God is, we can live within his boundaries or live under his curse. Proverbs 10:3 The Lord will not let his followers go hungry, but he refuses to satisfy the cravings of the wicked.
  13. There are two ways to deal with those who are suicidal: 1. Embrace them; show them love and compassion. Often times, all they need is a real friend who will listen to them without judging them. 2. Ignore them; some people like to go around saying "I'll kill myself" in the hopes of getting attention. Some of them mean to do it while others are depressed and want attention. Sooner or later, a human being needs to find the will to live within themselves. Otherwise, they will continue to be suicidal and will never embrace life.
  14. Islanders, can they be saved?

    It seems that we all agree, God can see everyone on earth and is fully capable of providing everyone with the chance to be saved. What I was going to say was this. There are 3 major ways that we connect with God. 1. Listening to a Pastor or missionary. 2. Reading the Bible. 3. Talking with God personally. The first 2 are meaningless without the third. Many men have spent their lives reading the Bible and listening to pastors without truly becoming saved. During the Old Testament, most of the heroes of the Bible would listen to God (a lot of them didn't even have a Bible to read). Many of them lived during a time before Moses had even written a word of the Bible.
  15. Who are Islanders? Islanders are people who have never met a pastor or missionary and have never had the opportunity to read the Bible before. Can these people be Christians? Or, do they automatically go to Hell? Bear in mind that for thousands of years Native Americans and other groups of people fell into this category. For the sake of this topic, we are going to refer to these people as "Islanders". I believe that these people can become Christians. However, I am going to hold-off on stating my reasoning for this. I want to see what others will say first, then I will share my reasoning.
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