Stephanie Miller again

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Salty, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Salty

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    Miller and her gang love to bring up the Bible to prove their point.

    For example, Jesus never once spoke about homosexuality, therefore it there is nothing wrong with it.

    The gang believes it is the responsibility of society to provide welfare to all who need it.

    Yesterday, one of her co-hosts stated the Bible tells us to have eternal life, you must give to the poor. Then a man called in and said that those who think we are a Christian nation, should show it by providing for the poor of this country. Of course, the gang are all for Obamacare - well actually, they don't think it goes far enough.

    Of course, one argument that Christians use is that Jesus never said it was the governments responsibility to be in charge of welfare. Their answer - government is best to be in charge of welfare.

    Who here is going to call Stephanie and set her straight on what the Bible teaches.

    Then I wonder if she will respect you as much as Rush or Glenn respect a liberal?
     
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    ***Bolden, underlined and increased font size is mine for clarity***

    Tell ya what, Salt---------------I'll call Steph if you call Oprah!!!!

    :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    >For example, Jesus never once spoke about homosexuality, therefore it there is nothing wrong with it.

    The Presbyterian "regulative principle." <G>
     
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    The "regulative principle" does not say "just go with what Jesus said about an issue. If He didn't speak of it, it must be OK."

    There is clear biblical teaching concerning the issue of homosexuality.

    peace to you:praying:
     
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    Actually, I was not talking about the Presb's

    So let me ask you two direct question.
    1 Do you agree with Stepanie Miller on the issue of hom0sexuality?
    2. Do you agree with her reasoning about the silence of Jesus on [email protected]

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    Never heard of Stephanie Miller before this thread and know nothing about her.
     
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    The sad part is that I remember Miller from a show she was on in the 80s and not only was she very funny, but I remember her as being the sweet, girl next door. Now, it looks like she's taken a turn for the shrewish.

    OK. Three problems with this:

    1. According to 2 Tim 3, every word in scripture is Jesus speaking to us. So from the Sodom account in Genesis, to the various condemnations in Leviticus, to the condemnation and judgement of homosexuality in Romans 1, to the banning of homosexuals from inheriting the Kingdom in 1 Cor, to the reiteration of the Judgement of Sodom's homosexuality in Jude, it's ALL JESUS speaking about (and condemning homosexuality).

    1a. Even if Jesus had never said a word about it, the fact remains that it is still condemned at least four times (just off the top of my head) elsewhere in scripture and no less a spiritual authority than Jesus Christ routinely quoted other passages of scripture as though He understood them to be authoritative and, in fact, they are. No one verse of scripture is any more or less authoritative, prescriptive, or instructive than any other.

    1b. Even if Jesus never said a word about homosexuality and even if He had never condemned it, we still have the teaching of the complimentary roles of male and female for procreation, for marriage, of the hierarchy within a marriage, as an illustration of Christ's relationship with the Church. There is simply no way to make homosexuality normative in those contexts.

    Again, two small problems with this:

    1. In the New Testament, the model is ALWAYS one of Christ's followers helping the poor and of Jews being required to help the poor as a part of the law. Nowhere in the New Testament will you see any command to government to help the poor or even any description of government doing so.

    2. The only time the government is instructed to feed the poor is in the context of Old Covenant Israel, which was a theocracy. And yet, every time a Christian says, "Golly, maybe it's a bad idea to kill innocent little babies in the womb" or "Do you suppose there might be some moral issues connected with homosexuality", the very first thing they do is to shout, "You Christians just want to establish a theocracy!"

    Well, which is it? Do they want to follow the theocratic model or not?

    See above.

    No it isn't. There is not one government welfare program, either state or federal, that is designed to help people get off of welfare. Every single one of them is designed to subsidize their poverty and keep them on welfare indefinitely so that the program can receive more funding. Every program has some flaw in its design that prevents a person from taking initiative on their own to get out of poverty and off welfare.

    It's only when you get down into non-profit programs, mostly faith-based, that the goal is not to make people comfortable in their poverty, but to help them get on their feet, become self-reliant, institute a Biblical view of debt, work, and investing, and eventually become a productive and contributing member of society.
     
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    Good 'ole Stephanie was ragging on the Congressman today about the "events" that led to his resignation.

    Now during the Clintion- Monica situation, I'm sure she was one of the first to say that those events are the private personal life of the incumbent and we should not worry about it.

    Just one minor difference - what the Congressman did nowhere matched what Clinton did
    (Note: I am not condoning his actions)
     

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