Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 2:10am

Athletes fall so far

Great perspective on the accountability (or lack thereof) of professional athletes! [City Paper, Dec. 21] We are all accountable but it's good to hear someone vocalize the fact that these men and women are no different.

We, the general public, should not idolize them so much that we lose perspective for the high standards of marriage.

I personally feel that these men and women lack a personal relationship with God or they wouldn't fall so far. [That's] not to say that every Christian does things perfectly, it just gives you the perspective, discipline and the accountability it takes to honor your marital relationship.

Thanks again for writing what a lot of other people think.

Michael Kerrigan, Nashville

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273 Comments on this post:

By: DustyU on 12/29/09 at 3:15

Loner - try telling any family of a serviceman that died fighting for our country that he or they are human sacrifice freaks. God didn't take his life. The bible says Jesus laid it down.

Blanketnazi - Because God is a just God even to Lucifer and had to redeem mankind legally. Interesting study is the old testament requirements for the passover feast and how Jesus fulfilled every one of them.

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By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/29/09 at 3:18

By: DustyU on 12/29/09 at 3:15
Because God is a just God even to Lucifer and had to redeem mankind legally.

Under whose laws?

By: gdiafante on 12/29/09 at 3:24

Under the Articles of Creation, section 6, article 6, verse 6: God must redeem mankind legally or relinquish Earth and only be allowed to develope Pluto.

By: DustyU on 12/29/09 at 3:46

Blanketnazi - The Book of Leviticus is the Judaism law that Jesus had to obey and fulfill perfectly.

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By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/29/09 at 3:48

So, god has man write a book stating a law that redemption would require a blood sacrefice.

By: DustyU on 12/29/09 at 3:51

Blanketnazi
The first blood sacrifice was when God slew animals in the Garden of Eden to make garments for Adam and Eve after their original sin.

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By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/29/09 at 3:54

i guess he wasn't into weaving hemp for garments.

seriously though, you don't find that to be any bit disturbing ethicially or morally?

By: DustyU on 12/29/09 at 4:00

No, stop and think about it from this perspective. The wages of sin is death. (Doing something wrong should be punished, right?) So in the old testament the Jews had their various sacrifices that covered their sins. But Jesus was the (willingly) perfect sacrifice which fulfilled those laws and ended the requirement for us to do sacrifices for their sins.

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By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/29/09 at 4:02

and you see nothing odd at all?

By: DustyU on 12/29/09 at 4:03

Blanketnazi2
Only amazed that Jesus was willing to lay down his life for a worthless cretin like me.

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By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/29/09 at 4:11

1. If god were all-powerful, all-knowing and all-good, then this world would be the best possible world.
2. Surely this is not the best possible world.
3. Thus god is not all-powerful, all-knowing and all-good.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/29/09 at 4:12

to compensate for his lacking, he requires his creations to have blood sacrefices.

By: DustyU on 12/29/09 at 4:14

Blanketnazi
The only problem with that thesis is that God gave us free will and he loves us too much to overstep it. So man messes things up and wants to blame God for it. Like Adam in the Garden of Eden saying "The woman that thou gave me .."

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By: brrrrk on 12/29/09 at 4:25

Riddle of Epicurus

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/29/09 at 4:27

oh, the free will argument.

I don't see how you can have an omnipotent God and humans running around with free will. How can God possibly be surprised by anything that happens when he is omnipotent and omniscient? This means that He is deliberately creating people who he knows will do 'evil' in order to watch them burn. Another point against the 'free will' argument is that many evils in the world are nothing to do with humans and their 'free will'. Say a five year old child dies of a cancer in terrible prolonged suffering. What is the purpose of that? A 'test' for the parents? I don't want to have anything to do with a god who tests people in such an evil way!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/29/09 at 4:29

brrrk, you beat me to it!

By: DustyU on 12/29/09 at 4:29

Blanketnazi
one last comment and I'm gone;
God gave Adam dominion and He's never taken it back. But when Adam listened to Satan in the Garden he surrendered that dominion to him. That's why the bible calls Satan the God of this world

have a good new years and stay safe,

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By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/29/09 at 4:30

you too, Dusty. have a good evening.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/29/09 at 4:36

God created life and let it grow.

By: dargent7 on 12/29/09 at 5:14

gdia: It's "I've got blister's on me fingers"...who said it?

By: dargent7 on 12/29/09 at 5:19

Nazix2: There's "free will" in Christianity and "laws of karma" in Hinduism. Both are correct. Also, check out, "transmigration of the soul".
If anyone thinks "this" is all we've got, "dust to dust", they're solely narrow sighted.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/29/09 at 5:34

I thought for sure sid would have the last word of the day. I will just have to wait until tomorrow to find out,

Good night Gracy.

By: sidneyames on 12/29/09 at 7:47

No Capt. this CP posting today has left me speechless! Good night Gracy and capt.