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  1. You'll have to ask God about the rape laws. He started it in Deuteronomy 22. God says that some women cannot fight back and he equates rape with murder. "25 “But if in the open country a man meets a young woman who is betrothed, and the man forces her and lies with her, then only the man who lay with her shall die. 26 But you shall do nothing to the young woman; she has committed no offense punishable by death. For this case is like that of a man attacking and murdering his neighbor, 27 because he met her in the open country, and though the betrothed young woman cried for help there was no one to rescue her." As far the rest of your questions, I never addressed that. I believe, if a woman can physically do the job, she should have a chance to get the job. But criteria should not be lowered.
  2. I may regret this, but..... ….well, I don't normally talk about this on message boards unless it's brought up. I'm a first wave feminist and have been since I was about 25 years old [I'm 58 now]. What that means in terms of what I am NOT: I am not one of these second and third wavers who dress up like genitals and protest Trump. I don't care for Trump's ways at al, but to do what those women did was senseless and stupid and completely ineffective and only made things worse. Plus, it wasn't Biblical. It wasn't what a Christian woman should do. I do not believe in women climbing over the backs of children, men, and other women to make a name for themselves. I am not a man-hater. What does this mean in terms of what I AM. I am a believer that things are not right in terms of some women's issues and that some things do need changing and are very, very HARD to change. For example: The marital rape exemption laws in the United States did not begin to be taken off of the state's books until 1975. Not 1775. Not even 1875. But 1975. Up until that point, in all 50 states a man could rape his wife and there would be no legal consequences. It came from an archaic law in England that said when a woman married - her right to consent or not consent with her husband was null and void. She was his property. All 50 states now have no marital rape exemption laws anymore [it took decades for all 50 states to comply], but there are other problems. Several states have granted for a husband's immunity if his wife is drugged or incapacitated and cannot give consent. He cannot be charged with a crime. Yes. Read that again. One particular wife found this out the hard way. She found a thumb drive with video of her husband raping her while she was drugged. She took it to the police, they arrested her husband, and he was let go by noon because of that particular exemption. Other states have much shorter statutes of limitation for wives than for non-wives and in some states, a wife has to prove her husband used a weapon of some kind, a knife, a gun, and baseball bat. She can't just claim he pinned her down. What all of these tells me is what I have known for most of my life. We still don't fully comprehend what rape is in this country. The Center for Disease Control estimates that somewhere around 9% of wives have been raped by husbands. Other sources claim as much as 14%. The point is - while it's a good thing that marital rape is criminalized in all 50 states now - there is still a mindset that a wife cannot be raped by her husband in the hearts of some people. And speaking of mindsets, for me - it is a problem of the heart and mind. I know a lot of great Christian men who just have a heart and mind problem. Last week on another forum I have frequented since 2002, a man that I thought I knew rather well made this statement: "Women are more carnally minded than men, that's why they aren't allowed to lead anywhere". In my church, there's a particular man I work with in the music ministry and I have for 30 years. I read a book by a particular woman that was outstanding. Great Christian teachings. I suggested it to him. He said he would pass. I said, "Well, I've got the tape of it, if you rather just listen to it." He said, "It's not that I mind if women have opinions because I don't. I just don't like listening to women talk." And he laughed. My pastor, whom I appreciate very much has said some things from the pulpit about women that I haven't appreciated at all as they cannot be found in the Bible. He once said that Dinah, in Genesis was raped because she should not have been visiting those other women all by herself. He blamed the victim. There's more, but I'll not say anymore as other than his issues with women - he's a very good pastor. MINDSET: The only entire sermon from Joel Osteen I've listened to was on marriage. He did not use scriptures. He just made it up as he went. He talked to women for about 25 minutes and told them how they contributed to marriage problems. He said they were too fat, wore ratty nightgowns to bed, didn't "meet their husbands needs" enough [and told them that they husband were just going to find sex somewhere else if they did have sex more], they should meet their husbands at the door each evening in full make-up and fixed hair-dos, and should do what is done in HIS household and all undergarments should come from Victoria's Secret. He gave this delivery as if he were on Comedy Central. The congregation just laughed and laughed. He told the husbands two things. Stop bugging your wives about sex and talk more. MINDSET: Ed Young, in a televised series of sermons on sexual relations told women that they should dress properly. And they should. But here is how he said it. "Ladies, cover up your boobs and your butts. I don't like looking at your boobs and your butts." And he had a look on his face like he was smelling rotten eggs and looking at someone vomiting. I changed the channel. MINDSET: Mark Driscoll believes and teaches from his pulpit and his books that wives MUST perform oral sex on their husbands or they are sinning against God. He gives the story of a wife who had an unbelieving husband and she did not perform this act. After a sermon from Mark from his pulpit, she "got convicted" - went home and apologized to her husband and to God in front of her husband and then proceded to well.... you know. The next Sunday the man came to church with his wife and "got saved". Mark says, there in lies the proof of what he preaches. MINDSET: This past Valentines' Day at Louisiana College, the visiting chapel pastor gave a sermon on "female sexuality". One of his bullet points in his "sermon" was that women should shave their pubic hair to please their men. He said it in a crude way - "Ladies, you need to keep your lawn mowed for your man." He was comparing their bodies to a house. After the students filed a complaint, nothing was done because "this pastor is an important man in his community". The audio tape of that service was taken off-line. You can hear all the others, but not that one. Nothin was done and it was claimed that "cultural differences caused the offence". What does than even mean? It's just attitudes like this that I have encountered all my life both in and out of the church. I LOVE and APPRECATE the men in my life - for a variety of reasons. As I said, I am not a man-hater. And it's not just men you hear this from. There are scores of women who just dump on women all the time for not being the delicate little flower. I have a Facebook friend who hates abortion as much as I do. But she will post things like "If these women would just keep their legs shut - maybe we wouldn't have all these dead babies." What about the woman who is raped? The one pregnant by a boyfriend/husband and abandoned or coerced into an abortion? She puts all women who have had or contemplated abortion in to the same category - whore. Her next Facebook post will be "oh, how I love Jesus!" I listened to a woman online yesterday who claimed that women should not have a job outside the home because women just are NOT goal-driven like men are and don't have the intestinal fortitude for it. If I could have rolled my eyes back in head any further, I would have been staring at my own brain. I think this woman has neither been a stay-at-home-mother nor a member of the outside workforce. It takes DRIVE and goal-setting for BOTH. There are enough people - men and women alike - who believe and teach that women are inferior in all ways: mentally, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, and more to cause me to embrace the mindset and heart of my foremothers: Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Priscilla, Phoebe, my suffragette sisters and more. I reject the feminism of the this new generation of women. It involves treating men with as much disdain and some men treat women with. That - I reject.
  3. We've all made promises to God when we were in trouble. Not all have kept those promises. I think it's why Jesus said not to make vows. We don't keep them. And it's why, in my opinion, that when the Old Testament spoke of Nazarite vows made by men and women that God gave specific instructions as to how to keep them - to keep them in your memory. Let's think twice before we make a rash vow to God.
  4. DAY 79 - PSALM 66:13-20 [Book 2] …...I will come into your house with burnt offerings; I will perform my vows to you, 14 that which my lips uttered and my mouth promised when I was in trouble. 15 I will offer to you burnt offerings of fattened animals, with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams; I will make an offering of bulls and goats. Selah 16 Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul. 17 I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue. 18 If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. 19 But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer. 20 Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!
  5. I know you been hurt by some religious people. Why not spend your energies praying for them instead of scorning them. It will may you feel 110% better - not at first, but gradually. That, and spend your own time growing in Christ. That will help, too.
  6. Here's a specific charge from the Bible to us. When was the last time we lifted up God's name for what he has done for us and listed them specifically? And it doesn't matter that these things were done in our distant past. David, in the psalm, goes all the way back to the Hebrew crossing the Red Sea. It might behoove us to go way back in our own lives and remember what God has done.
  7. DAY 78 - PSALM 66:1-12 [Book 2] How Awesome Are Your Deeds To the choirmaster. A Song. A Psalm. Shout for joy to God, all the earth; 2 sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise! 3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you. 4 All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name.” Selah 5 Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man. 6 He turned the sea into dry land; they passed through the river on foot. There did we rejoice in him, 7 who rules by his might forever, whose eyes keep watch on the nations— let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah 8 Bless our God, O peoples; let the sound of his praise be heard, 9 who has kept our soul among the living and has not let our feet slip. 10 For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried. 11 You brought us into the net; you laid a crushing burden on our backs; 12 you let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance.
  8. Asherah was one of the false gods [goddesses] worshiped by the Canaanites in the Promised Land. We really don't know what an Asherah pole looked like in the Old Testament because the Bible does not describe them. Some say it was just a tree with carvings of Asherah on it, some say an erected pole with various carvings on it, some say it was phallic in nature. There's no way to no for sure what they looked like. However, when God brought the Hebrews TO the Promised Land, he told them to rid the Promised Land of certain inhabitants, practices, and evil. God wasn't cruel to these people by wiping them out. In fact, he was merciful in giving them hundreds of years to repent before he did. That's what he told Abraham when charging him with being the father of a great nation that the whole world would be blessed by. He said Abraham's descendants would be enslaved for centuries before going to the Promised Land because the people in the Promised Land who were wicked had not reached their maximum rebelliousness for which there was no turning back. Anyway.....about Asherah. The reason that God wanted these pagan people destroyed was because he knew that their pagan practices would "rub off" on his Hebrew people - from which he was going to bring Christ. And sure enough - the Hebrews did not destroy all that God said to and the Asherah poles and the worship of Asherah became a part of their own religious practice as well as burning babies in fires and having homosexual/heterosexual prostitutes at the altar of some of these false gods. All this is why Israel and Judah were destroyed by God with only Judah returning. It's VERY important that when God says to stay away from certain things, that we obey him. God isn't raining on our parade, but protecting us from ourselves. So, no, Asherah was not God's wife. God had/has no wife. God does speak of himself as a husband - but to his people. Just as Jesus Christ is the groom of the bride - which is the church. BUT because certain people excavating in Israel find small idols resembling a woman in ancient homes of Hebrews and because they have only a tiny, tiny, knowledge of the scriptures - they force an idea that is not true onto the historical scholarship of the day. They claim that the Jews believed that God had a wife. Not true at all.
  9. DAY 77 - PSALM 65 [Book 2] O God of Our Salvation To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song. Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion, and to you shall vows be performed. 2 O you who hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come. 3 When iniquities prevail against me, you atone for our transgressions. 4 Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple! 5 By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas; 6 the one who by his strength established the mountains, being girded with might; 7 who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples, 8 so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs. You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy. 9 You visit the earth and water it; you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it. 10 You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth. 11 You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with abundance. 12 The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy, 13 the meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy.
  10. The IMDB parent guide said the lesbian character was introduced in season 3.
  11. Just reading about the profanity that's used and the sexual content [which is more implied with these young people] and the promoting of homosexuality, I'll give a pass. That does grieve me.
  12. I have no problem taking these verse literally. When Jesus cried out, "It is finished!" and willingly died - tremendous things happened in the spiritual world. Death, sin, and the grave were conquered. Those spiritual wonders spilled over into the natural world. God tore the curtain of the Temple in half. Earthquakes came and even dead bodies were brought to life as Lazarus' body was. Jesus performed a mighty miracle in raising Lazarus and now even in his death - his dying to conquer sin and evil - produced an even mightier miracles. The religious elite tried to kill Lazarus because of the testimony it bore of Jesus as THE Christ. See John 12. It says that people were leaving the tradition of the Jewish leaders and coming to Jesus in belief that he was the Messiah because of Lazarus. Just think what this miracle of MANY saints rising from the dead did to solidify that the man who just died on the cross was literally the Messiah. It's a strange miracle, but a miracle nonetheless.
  13. DAY 76 - PSALM 64 [Book 2] Hide Me from the Wicked To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; preserve my life from dread of the enemy. 2 Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the throng of evildoers, 3 who whet their tongues like swords, who aim bitter words like arrows, 4 shooting from ambush at the blameless, shooting at him suddenly and without fear. 5 They hold fast to their evil purpose; they talk of laying snares secretly, thinking, “Who can see them?” 6 They search out injustice, saying, “We have accomplished a diligent search.” For the inward mind and heart of a man are deep. 7 But God shoots his arrow at them; they are wounded suddenly. 8 They are brought to ruin, with their own tongues turned against them; all who see them will wag their heads. 9 Then all mankind fears; they tell what God has brought about and ponder what he has done. 10 Let the righteous one rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in him! Let all the upright in heart exult!
  14. My psychotherapist is a wonderful and a Christian man. His underling, who saw me once a week, was not a Christian, but he was a wonderful counselor. He REALLY helped me with my depression and anxiety. I saw my main psychotherapist once a month. I haven't seen them in over a year and probably I can count a few when I should have returned. All psychotherapy is - is a long term counseling and possibly some medications. I understand that not all counselors trained in the field are competent and some are dangerous. I can say the exact same thing for Christian counseling - not all are competent and some are dangerous. Not all psychotherapists work under Freudian principles and not all Christian "counselors" work under Bible-based helps. You have to find someone who is competent - in either realm. You can have Jesus and a therapist, too, you know. [And Prozac and prayer]
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