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 Saturday, July 01, 2000

thad smith | 7/1/2000 11:04:55 PM | link
  well good evening all, I hope all are well and going good. :) wasn't that a redundent sentance. anyway. I am too lazy right now to change it even though it would probably take more time to write this than to erase that. oh well, I had fun typing it. things here are going great; today more family left (that isn't good) :( I hope when I am old I live close to my brother and sister. I would hate not being able to see them for years.

about the topic of the morals of abortion, lets just say there ain't any. I see both of you (Courtney & Laurel) have a passion for the unborn children. one thing I don't like is when people call an unborn babe a "fetus." one quick question. What does "Fetus" mean??? does any one know latin?? well the dictionary meaning of Fetus is Infant, baby, child. Courtney, you were talking about how people change things to mean the same thing, but make it "sound better." doesn't that sound nice?? so then next time anyone says "fetus," ask them if they speak Latin, and then ask them to stop using it unless they can. Then tell them the true meaning of it.

the whole woman's rights stuff, like "she has the right to choose;" if you ask me that is crap. yes, crap. can a woman take her clothes off in public? can she shoot a line of Heroin? if she took her clothes off she would be fined a ticket for indecent exposure. and I think you all know the concequences for drug use. Do you realize that the percent of abortions for rape and birth defects is strongly in the minority, less then 5%, and the number one reason is because parents didn't want a boy, they wanted a girl. or they didn't want a girl but a boy. hummmm, how pathetic....do you understand that when the scalpel goes in to cut up the "fetus" the baby pushes away from the knife, because it doesn't know what it is? and the vacuum that is used to suck the parts out is 100 times the strength of your household vacuum cleaner. It causes internal bleading and severe pain to the abdomen. now we are getting to what the mom feels. and all those around her... do you know the commercial that says "this is your brain, and this is your brain on drugs," but then it goes on to smash everything in the kitchen, because everyone around feels and has some part in the action. same as in abortion. you aren't done as you walk out of the hospital. the rest of your life you will regret it, the rest of your life you will wonder what the name of the child would have been, the rest of your life you would wonder what color eyes, what color hair that child would have had. you will wonder what kind of life that child would have had if only you weren't so selfish. that is all I have to say. good night.

 Friday, June 30, 2000

Courtney Myers | 6/30/2000 12:25:24 PM | link
  God Speaks. Ever seen those billboards? (via Speck) I'm kinda fond of the "youth address" they have listed on that site - www.wuzupgod.com. Heh. :)

Courtney Myers | 6/30/2000 12:13:35 PM | link
  "I wanna do the right thing, I wanna be the sure shot..." (Supertones) It's sometimes hard, going through regular day-to-day life, for me to remember to always make God a part of it. I get so wrapped up in routine and monotony that it's easy to just breeze through the day and come to the end of it and think "was I really an example for God today?" and be disappointed with the answer. It's like the brain goes on autopilot... do this, go there, turn here, answer that... and I kind of become detatched from it all. Hopefully even on "autopilot" people will be able to see Christ in me, but I want to do more.

I read Philippians yesterday... and really absorbed certain parts, parts that I'd read a million times before, but I guess just needed to hear at that moment:

"Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." (Phil. 4:5-7)

Reading things like this encourage me - knowing there are people out there who are looking for something like this. I pray, pray, pray that God uses this for good things. "In the Light" ... the name came from a DC Talk song, but there's a passage that applies as well:

"But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we decieve ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. ... And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments." (1 John 1:7-10, 2:1b-3)

If you are a reader of this blog, and there's a subject on your mind that you'd like us to discuss here, please email me and suggest it. We'd love to talk about it. :)

 Thursday, June 29, 2000

laurel henke | 6/29/2000 11:23:36 AM | link
  ah yes the abortion issue, I'm going to strongly agree with Courtney here. How is there a difference between dumping the baby in a dumpster the night of the prom, and when the baby is found, it's "such an atrocity, who would ever do such a thing to a poor defenseless child?", and then the very same people who say that's horrid turn around and advocate abortion, because it's well, just some cells. I'll go to the extreme here now and ask to anyone who is currenty raising children, are they just 'some cells'? would it be ok for me to just come over someday and give them a nice shot of potassium chloride, pretty quick death, probably quicker than having your brain suctioned out.Are they just a bunch of cells then?

What if your parents had considered you 'just a fetus', or perhaps an 'inconvenience'. Somehow if they decide that while you're still in the womb that it's ok to 'terminate the cells', but if 10 years later your kinda bugging them and they decide to kill you it's murder? someone, anyone please explain the difference, here 'cause i aint seeing one.

 Wednesday, June 28, 2000

Courtney Myers | 6/28/2000 11:23:57 PM | link
  Just a little note to tack on to that last post - I'm not trying to start any arguments; I just read that news article and had to vent about it. It's a little off-topic for this blog, I suppose, but it's a topic that really gets to me, and that does get down to basic moral values.

"Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. ... If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind." (James 1:2-3, 5-6)

Courtney Myers | 6/28/2000 10:46:12 PM | link
  This saddened me.

In spite of all the other arguments about abortion, which I won't get into here... partial-birth abortion is just... sick. It's just sick. As the article says:

"Partial-birth abortion is not a medical term. Doctors call the method dilation and extraction, or D&X, because it involves partially extracting a fetus, legs first, through the birth canal, cutting the skull and draining its contents."

We're talking about draining out a brain here. Note the use of technical terms to sort of distance the reader from the harsh reality of it... "draining it's contents." That's a brain, folks. Partial-birth abortion is used in late-term cases... this is probably a baby that could survive if delivered fully. In fact, if it was to be delivered fully at that time, it would be illegal to kill it. Is that messed up or what? So a few inches of delivery make the difference between an expendible fetus, and a living baby that would be saved. It doesn't make any sense. It approaches infanticide.

If it were a little puppy having its brains drained out, or a little kitty or a foal or something, animal rights groups would jump all over the issue and call it an abomination, senseless murder, unacceptable. Yet when it's a human being, the tables turn... why?

This issue has been beaten into the ground; everyone has an opinion and no one's willing to change their stance on it. But this is what I think... and in this age where it sometimes seems every opinion is tolerated except that of one who is a Christian, or even one who believes things commonly associated with "religion," like the pro-life movement... I guess what I have to say doesn't matter much at all.

thad smith | 6/28/2000 06:31:56 PM | link
  hey all, yes, It is I the mighty peach man. well I hope all are doing well. I am very busy and I should be able to write more next week. the reason that I haven't been able to get on is because last wednesday I left for a family reunion which included all the corey clan, all of about 140 people, and got back friday, then had a smaller yet still large maclennan reunion. my grandma is the oldest of the ten great uncles and aunts, and my mom is the oldest of five. that is what has been going on since saturday and will proceed through the 4th. oh well - I think I just confused you all. that is my family, kinda confusing. :) I need to go - family calls. bye for now. oh and remember I have written more then both thom and laurel combined, so none of this "where are you" stuff. (huh laurel and thom) has rob, dan, or doug written anything on here? I didn't think so. :) oh well I am having fun. God bless
thad

 Tuesday, June 27, 2000

Courtney Myers | 6/27/2000 02:50:26 PM | link
  Hmm - this post got me pondering.

It would be an interesting discussion to discover people's opinions on the end times, as far as the tribulation, and the rapture, and when exactly Jesus returns, and all that (recently popularized by the Left Behind book series. Which is another thing - do you agree with the books? Do you feel they're fairly biblical in their "guesstimating" of the end time events? If you read them, anyway.) I've always tended to believe that we are living in the "pre-" end times; I really wouldn't be suprised if the rapture happened tomorrow. I've always looked at it as 1. Rapture, 2. tribulation for 7 years (the beginning of which marked by a covenant between Israel and the Antichrist), 3. the return of Jesus, as detailed in Revelation. I read the Left Behind books - I think they're fairly smart about it all; everything that happens is referenced back to scripture, and a gospel message is usually presented in each new book.

I think it would be pretty nifty to be alive to see the rapture.. can you imagine?? Of course, part of me says "but there's so much I want to do here on earth still! I want to get married! I want to travel! I want to have kids someday!" but in spite of that, heaven has to be so much more than anything we could experience here on earth. And to be here for the rapture... would be awesome. Of course, I'll probably be in the shower, or in the bathroom, or something. :)

Why I think it could happen any day:

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! ... Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, decieving and being decieved." (2 Tim. 3:1-5, 12-13)

 Monday, June 26, 2000

Courtney Myers | 6/26/2000 11:14:38 AM | link
  Here's an interesting site - it's kind of the direction I wanted this site to go, but they do it way better. ;) Nifty stuff there...

Thad? Jeannine? Where are you guys? We miss ya! :)

 Sunday, June 25, 2000

Thom Johnston | 6/25/2000 06:04:47 PM | link
  I am no expert on Catholic theology but I do happen to like history. One thing I wanted to mention about the Catholicism issue is the involving the past days governmental body of "The Church." I observe many people who harbour a lot of bitterness towards "christianity" becuase of the actions (i.e., Crusades, Spanish Missionaries to America, Copernicus, etc.) of the the "The Church." There is no true association between what the governmental institution of the Catholic church did, and Christians. First off, they are two different religions (refer to Courtney's posts). Second, the Church of the era of the Crusades was a body of government in the sheeps clothing of a religion. The pre-renaissance England was governed under the authority of a King and the Catholic church. Many european countries were ruled in this fashion untill recent history.

Anyways I can't really get into detail here but I just wanted to say that it frustrates me to say people discount or refuse true Christianity (dependance on the grace of Jesus Christ) because of the historical actions of a government institution hidden in the guise of the Catholic religion.

Check out this other guy who agrees with me.