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  1. public hermit

    Iowa Republicans want to ban SNAP recipients from buying meat, white bread, and American cheese

    Feel free to share your position anytime. I'll graciously let it pass that you've implied I'm a liar.
  2. public hermit

    Iowa Republicans want to ban SNAP recipients from buying meat, white bread, and American cheese

    It has not been shown that I've lied. State your position regarding government aid for the poor in clear and unambiguous terms, and if needed, I will admit I was wrong. You need to be careful. I said your comments indicate you begrudge government aid to the poor. You claim I'm wrong in thinking...
  3. public hermit

    Iowa Republicans want to ban SNAP recipients from buying meat, white bread, and American cheese

    Here is another opportunity to state your position. Let's hear your position in clear and unambiguously terms so that the truth can be vindicated and I can be shown in error. What is your position regarding government aid to the poor?
  4. public hermit

    Iowa Republicans want to ban SNAP recipients from buying meat, white bread, and American cheese

    There's no problem. You hold one position regarding government aid to the poor, and I hold another. I think its necessary that government aid be available, and I certainly disagree with this bill. I have stated that those Christians who believe the government should not use tax money to aid the...
  5. public hermit

    Iowa Republicans want to ban SNAP recipients from buying meat, white bread, and American cheese

    Nice try. You could always clearly and unambiguously state your position. But in refusing to do so my point stands.
  6. public hermit

    Iowa Republicans want to ban SNAP recipients from buying meat, white bread, and American cheese

    It might well be poorly designed. I doubt eliminating meat, white bread, and American cheese is the way to fix it.
  7. public hermit

    Iowa Republicans want to ban SNAP recipients from buying meat, white bread, and American cheese

    I have a better question. Why don't you just state your position in clear and unambiguous terms, then we can all see where you stand, and you can show how wrong I am?
  8. public hermit

    Iowa Republicans want to ban SNAP recipients from buying meat, white bread, and American cheese

    They all indicate your position regarding this issue.
  9. public hermit

    Iowa Republicans want to ban SNAP recipients from buying meat, white bread, and American cheese

    The way you have commented on this thread indicates you begrudge the poor receiving the government's help. Please do better.
  10. public hermit

    What is a successful (good) creation for God?

    I see what you did there. :)
  11. public hermit

    Iowa Republicans want to ban SNAP recipients from buying meat, white bread, and American cheese

    It's amazing to me how Anerican Christians-almost exclusively Republican, American Christians- will complain about tax money going to help feed the poor, and will support ending that help, but then they never put forth the effort to unify their vast resources to address the need themselves...
  12. public hermit

    What is a successful (good) creation for God?

    Yes, I did and, yes, you've been shown many verses, over and over. Don't act like every day is our first day discussing this. Der Alte, how about addressing the OP topic? Explain how Eternal Damnation is success for God who desires that none should perish. I say it's not success but failure...
  13. public hermit

    What is a successful (good) creation for God?

    I wasn't sending you off. You know Jonah. I was just asking you to think about it. And, despite your avoidance tactic, I answered your question with the exact post to which you are responding. But I relent and will oblige because the point is simple to make. There is no contradiction. God...
  14. public hermit

    What is a successful (good) creation for God?

    I don't have a problem with God desiring none to perish and that desire being fulfilled. You have an issue with that. Read Jonah, which is an image of the Universal Restoration of all things according to early exegetes. And like you, that willingness of God to threaten destruction and then be...
  15. public hermit

    Led by the Spirit versus led by the Word. (the Bible)

    Great witness. I like what he says about alignment being an act of the will. We might not feel thankful but being thankful is an act of the will. And making that act aligns us with the Presence. I hadn't thought about asking the Holy Spirit what He sees, but will try it. If I'm in Christ...
  16. public hermit

    What is a successful (good) creation for God?

    So God desires that none should perish and God desires some should be destroyed. It appears as if God has a mental/volitional disability. Hmmm, that sounds like you'll need to do some interpretation. Sorry. :(
  17. public hermit

    What is a successful (good) creation for God?

    I agree, it's not the Lord's will that any should perish. You are half way to the blessed hope. What's the next truth? Thy will be done?
  18. public hermit

    What is a successful (good) creation for God?

    Okay, I'm tracking now. Your link helped refresh my memory. You're right, and that distinction continues to show up in many ECFs, e.g., Nyssa, Evagrius, basically all who were influenced by Origen lol. Back to Freud, so the ego is essentially soul? Paul's statement- It is no longer I who live...
  19. public hermit

    What is a successful (good) creation for God?

    That's an interesting observation that I hadn't considered. They had plenty of opportunity but didn't "bite" until they were deceived. When we choose evil we do so because of some apparent good we see in it. The idea that when we see clearly the goodness and love of God we could still be...
  20. public hermit

    What is a successful (good) creation for God?

    I also wanted to share this quote from Nyssa along with Ramelli's comment to back up what I was saying. "Therefore, that free mastery over ourselves could remain in our nature, but evil be removed from it, divine Wisdom excogitated the following plan: allow the human being to do whatever it...