Pet Project: Scratching Posts

Can you post the schematics and a picture of the pet post? Other people might want to know the brand.

And yes, your math seems correct. :) Use 3.14 for pi or even 22/7, as it is easier than using 3.14159265358979.
Can't remember the brand. Both are several years old. They're standard scratching posts: cardboard tubes wrapped with sea grass, purchased from Walmart. The last is listed on Walmart's site as being 20" high. Don't see the first.

Had previously done repairs by piecing sea grass, attaching cords by using jute twine and compression knots. I used a constrictor knot (technically a double constrictor knot - there's a Wikipedia article on how to tie it. Unfortunately, it wasn't always sufficient and sea grass doesn't seem all that abrasion resistant. That's why I rewrapped the entire posts with sisal, but don't know how well this type of cord will hold up.

Cat 1, who I suspect was breaking weakened strands and pulling pieced cords loose, seems to approve. The cat had to show a post to a family member who came by. Cat 2 is like "Cool. Whatever."
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Is It Ever Appropriate to Say “God Did It” in Response to a Scientific Challenge?

I'm pretty sure you aren't intentionally disbelieving scripture. Most people who insist that it all must be literally true reject parables and allegories in scripture for their own, often sincere, reasons.
You bring up an interesting point. While you know what I believe, what is it that you believe? Do you believe in a literal Adam? Eve? Garden of Eden?

If so, how did they evolve?
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A summation of "Progressive" Christianity beliefs.

Fundamentally, the error of theological progressivism is the idea that there is no need for the Church today to have continuity with the Church founded by our Lord.
I don't think all hold that view. But it does raise the question, How do we maintain continuity with the Gospel while at the same time recognizing the value of what we have learned since then? "Heresies'" have been around from the beginning of Christianity. Defining just what the Gospel is, what Christian fundamentals are and how they are significant to this day and time is the work of all but the most conservative.
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Noah-Lots of Water in the Oceans and Subterranean Oceans

In which textual version they are meant to be literal history? MT or Septuagint?
From the New American Standard Version:

Genealogy of Jesus​

Luke 3:23 When He began His ministry, Jesus Himself was about thirty years of age, being, as was supposed, the son of Joseph, the son of Eli, 24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, 25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Hesli, the son of Naggai, 26 the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda, 27 the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri, 28 the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er, 29 the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, 30 the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim, 31 the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David, 32 the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon, 33 the son of Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah, 34 the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, 35 the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Heber, the son of Shelah, 36 the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, 37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan*, 38 the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.​

Descendants of Adam​

Gen 5:5 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day when God created man, He made him in the likeness of God. 2 He created them male and female, and He blessed them and named them Man in the day when they were created.​
3 When Adam had lived one hundred and thirty years, he became the father of a son in his own likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth. 4 Then the days of Adam after he became the father of Seth were eight hundred years, and he had other sons and daughters. 5 So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years, and he died.​
6 Seth lived one hundred and five years, and became the father of Enosh. 7 Then Seth lived eight hundred and seven years after he became the father of Enosh, and he had other sons and daughters. 8 So all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died.​
9 Enosh lived ninety years, and became the father of Kenan*. 10 Then Enosh lived eight hundred and fifteen years after he became the father of Kenan, and he had other sons and daughters. 11 So all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years, and he died.​
12 Kenan lived seventy years, and became the father of Mahalalel. 13 Then Kenan lived eight hundred and forty years after he became the father of Mahalalel, and he had other sons and daughters. 14 So all the days of Kenan were nine hundred and ten years, and he died.​
15 Mahalalel lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Jared. 16 Then Mahalalel lived eight hundred and thirty years after he became the father of Jared, and he had other sons and daughters. 17 So all the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred and ninety-five years, and he died.​
18 Jared lived one hundred and sixty-two years, and became the father of Enoch. 19 Then Jared lived eight hundred years after he became the father of Enoch, and he had other sons and daughters. 20 So all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years, and he died.​
21 Enoch lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Methuselah. 22 Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters. 23 So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. 24 Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.​
25 Methuselah lived one hundred and eighty-seven years, and became the father of Lamech. 26 Then Methuselah lived seven hundred and eighty-two years after he became the father of Lamech, and he had other sons and daughters. 27 So all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years, and he died.​
28 Lamech lived one hundred and eighty-two years, and became the father of a son. 29 Now he called his name Noah, saying, “This one will give us rest from our work and from the toil of our hands arising from the ground which the Lord has cursed.” 30 Then Lamech lived five hundred and ninety-five years after he became the father of Noah, and he had other sons and daughters. 31 So all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and seventy-seven years, and he died.​
32 Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.​
It is pretty clear that that the genealogies are meant to be literal and historical information giving specific and traceable information both in the Old and New Testament.​
*There is an issue with "Cainan" (in Luke) and "Kenan" (in Genesis). For further study I would refer you to The Apparent Cainan Contradiction in Luke 3.36 (https://www.tbsbibles.org/page/luke3verse36)​
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'He is dangerous': NYT calls on Republican Party to reject Trump; NYT calls on President Biden to Leave the Race

If we demand better at the ballot box politicians of both parties would listen.
Jus curious... how, exactly, would a person do this?
I mean, so we're at the ballot box on voting day, and... do what, just speak our demands to whom?
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Why are internet Atheists so hostile and mean towards Christians ?

False religion has certainly been a major player in the deplorable state of the world. Revelation 17:2
However, this is only one of the reasons for people being like unreasoning animals. Jesus said, "And this is the verdict: The Light has come into the world, but men loved the darkness rather than the Light because their deeds were evil." John 3:19
Regardless of what light some men see, they will shut their eyes to that light, because they do not want it to illuminate their dark world, which they love.

We cannot ignore that fact, because the reality is, giving in to our sinful nature is easier than fighting against it, and people will make excuses to do what feels more pleasurable, even if that pleasure is short-lived. 1 Corinthians 15:32; 2 Timothy 3:4; Romans 1:18-32
What does any of that have to do with God not answering prayers? And yes, I'm aware that even "no" can be an answer, but I want to hear it. I want a clear "no" answer from God when He doesn't want to grant a prayer request. Silence is not a "no". Silence is simply ignoring the person. A father who doesn't answer his children when they ask him for things is ignoring them. He's not teaching them that the answer is "no".
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saved by faith through grace means what?!

Grace is unmerited in which God shows us mercy, kindness, and patience instead of the judgment that we deserve for sinning against Him. God's grace cannot be earned by our actions/performance/works. Grace is based on the character of God and not on our sincerity, performance, or ability to keep the law. Otherwise, grace would not be grace.

Romans 11:6, "But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace."

Galatians 2:21, "I do not nullify the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly."

2 Timothy 1:9, "who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity."

God's grace also operates sovereignly in the lives of believers.

1 Corinthians 15:10 - But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.

2 Corinthians 1:12 - For our proud confidence is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you.

2 Corinthians 12:9 - And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
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saved by faith through grace means what?!

saved by faith through grace.. why do people say we're saved by grace, therefore we need not work for anything? isn't it mercy that spares us, and grace gifted so we don't have to be ashamed as we learn to repent?.. It sounds to me like we are to work out our salvation through grace, rather than being instantly saved.. idk
Divine favor, is Grace. Our Father did not have to come in the Flesh to bring us His plan for salvation through His Son Jesus Christ of Nazareth. But He did. Now all, who love Him , repent and believe WILL have everlasting life. He will make His Home in the regenerated believer through His Holy Spirit. We walk with His Spirit daily , who is our Helper. We remain " In Him", through obedience. If we " quench " His Holy Spirit, one can apostizise. This us how we show our faith through our works.
Blessings.
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Biden’s recent statement to donors saying “it’s time to put Trump in a bullseye.”

I belive the shooter has been identified as a 20 year old kid who is a Republican. Can't really twist this into Biden's fault. Be blessed.
Who also donated to the democrats. So at guess he's going to be another lone nut looking for 5 seconds of fame.
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Pope Francis to Lutherans: ‘Jesus Christ is the heart of ecumenism’

That’s my understanding. Note that I was never connected with them; I have not even been to Canada, but they are frequently confused with the also very liberal United Church of Christ, formed by the merger of most of the Congregationalists with the United Reformed church (the Calvinist branch of the emigres from Prussia, whose Lutheran counterparts are now the LCMS, polar opposites, as pointed out in 2012 by the LCMS president), which nonetheless still has, or at least had about 15 years ago a confessional movement, in the form of a dwindling group of conservative parishes and pastors called “Faithful and Welcoming”, but the United Church of Canada that was formed in the 1920s as a result of a fantastically ill-advised merger of the Methodists, Congregationalists and many but not all of the Presbyterian churches in Canada, not unlike the origin of the Uniting Church in Australia, is much more liberal than even the United Church of Christ. But the ELCIC is actually worse, according to the latest information I have. This is not too shocking considering that the ELCA has herchurch, “Ebeneezer Lutheran Church” in San Francisco, with its “Mother Goddess Rosaries” and openly pagan worship rites. Why is there a pagan temple in an ostensibly Lutheran denomination? I couldn’t tell you, but that’s the state of things.
While I have not seen it, my Pastor told me that the newest hymnal of the ELCA/ELCIC has a hymn to the Goddess:

While maybe not in your local parish, this is becoming more wide-spread as is universalism; that all religions are simply a different manifestation of god (lower case intentional) and therefore just as valid and worthy of fellowship with Christianity.

I could only stand to watch a few minutes, it caused me to be very uncharitable in my thoughts and verged on giving me Teret's syndrome.

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It says to count or calculate the number.

So I gave it a shot.

6+6+6 = 18 so 1+8 = 9

6 x 6 x 6 = 216 so 2+1+6 = 9

So what's with the number 9 ?
I feel like i'm no better off.....:scratch:

Or even nine , which sounds like nein in german for no.
Maybe this is a secret message , telling me nein! / no, it is not 9.

Ah well back to the drawing board....(rolls eyes).
So how do we count / calculate the number guys?
This might help?
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Jesus has broken the Sabbath

People have been mislead to believe the Commandments are for Jews only, this is simply not true.
Thanks for the post. I like that you are here. Don't give up, but broaden your ministry.
I have a loaded question if you don't mind. There are other moral laws within the Book of Moses. What of them? God had not said His commandments are in our hearts but His Law. That would include the Ten but would encapsulate even more right? And What of where God says His Word is in our hearts and mouths? Does that not even broaden the spectrum? As Does when He says He will give us a new Spirit, His?
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Biden’s recent statement to donors saying “it’s time to put Trump in a bullseye.”

A number of Republicans are pointing fingers at President Joe Biden for Saturday’s shooting at a Trump rally, with some citing Biden’s recent statement to donors saying “it’s time to put Trump in a bullseye.”

In a Politico article shared Monday, Biden reportedly told donors: “I have one job, and that’s to beat Donald Trump. I’m absolutely certain I’m the best person to be able to do that. So, we’re done talking about the debate, it’s time to put Trump in a bullseye.”

I belive the shooter has been identified as a 20 year old kid who is a Republican. Can't really twist this into Biden's fault. Be blessed.
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Why Is Jesus's name constantly used in vain by people and the entertainment media ?

Here's something that I absolutely can't stand and am tired of but keep hearing over and over again I want people and the entertainment to stop using Jesus's name in vain.
I agree and will add the category of politics to your grievance. Welcome to CF.
Blessings
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A summation of "Progressive" Christianity beliefs.

A few Adventist Churches will feature crosses. Many don't. In one rural church they objected to having a cross engraved on the side of the pew because it was too "Lutheran!"

Here is an Adventist church that does have a prominent cross, though the styling overall is quite modern.

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An Adventist church which prominently displays the cross on the exterior:


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Not Lutheran enough it would appear. LOL
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saved by faith through grace means what?!

Ephesians 2:8 (AMPC) - For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God. Believers are to work out (and not work for) their salvation (Philippians 2:12) after they have been saved by grace through faith. That is in regard to ongoing sanctification and not justification. We are saved for good works and not by good works. (Ephesians 2:10) For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. (Philippians 2:13)
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