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keembodakine 131 posts  |  Last Activity: 7 hours ago Member since: Mar 2, 2012
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  • keembodakine keembodakine 7 hours ago Flag

    "If true, why, apart from historical interest, bother with the whole archaic Christian "thing"?"

    Mr. semp,
    I am not sure what you are trying to say. If you believe that the intercessory act by Christ needs to be repeated by him at intervals in order to be valid....we disagree. I believe that from his death and resurrection forward, his comment "It is finished.," is exactly what he intended it to be. There is no "Christian" thing that I am aware of. The early "Church" was far different than what is mostly sold to masses in today's evangelical or liturgical movements. After all, the early followers had a "common purse." They sold what they had and there is no record whatsoever of any "follower" taking the life of another for any reason. I am sure there were accidents, but there is no first century record of CHrist's followers killing others.

    "And the whole "remaining in the vine" "thing" is an unimportant, if not meaningless, concept."

    Poppycock! One can have faith and then for any number of reasons give up or lose that faith. There are probably countless people who drowned having "faith" that they could swim to the other side but then lost faith along with ability and drowned. However, that doesn't negate that they had faith in the beginning. Remaining in the vine IS very important. Even though Jesus' intercessory life and death only needed to be done once, and that act was sufficient for all mankind, it did not of itself instill faith. Thus, you have scripture in Matt: 7:22 (won't make you research Lord Lord), the requirements involved and the remaining involved. Jesus clearly stated "if I remain in you and you in me", John 15:7 Jesus, on other occasions talked about what would happen "if you remain in me."

    There is no archaic Christian thing. It is a living, ongoing experience from the death and resurrection of Christ onward. Hallelujah.

  • keembodakine keembodakine 9 hours ago Flag

    Mr. Shores,
    The problem with the article is that it does not address the growing ability to store electricity or the feasibility of such. Of course..any generation that is intermittent will require something else when it is not operating, as the demand is 24 hour demand. We are only beginning to see from an engineering standpoint new means of storing what is generated or putting it into a kinetic form of energy which can be tapped as demand requires.
    I am confident that engineering students will come up with far more ways of storing energy than just batteries. After all, water can be pumped uphill during production hours. If your home uses 18 kw a day, and your panels produce that in 3 hours, imagine if you had enough panels to produce the 18kw in 1 hour. The additional produced could be pumping water uphill, carrying a weight uphill, winding a sprint....pumping a hydraulic pump to lift weights, etc. All of these could be tapped when the "sun don't shine or the wind don't blow," to be generating power through turbines, or gears or whatever changing the kinetic energy back into electrical energy. This is all coming. Just as when man made a dam for a purpose other than agricultural and started generating power from the falling water, all this will happen, and like battery technology, it will be making itself visible in the not too distant future.

  • keembodakine keembodakine 9 hours ago Flag

    "But the fact remains... the law was NOT obviated. If that were the case, no one would **need** the intercessory act."

    We may be dividing small hairs here, but I didn't say that the law was obviated, but one could make an argument that from Christ's death forward, nobody has needed the intercessory act. The act is finished, and the law fulfilled by one man only. He fulfilled it, because no other human can or could. That being said, the act having been accomplished, one need only have faith that the act is real and remain in the vine to be saved. The law is still there but has no power. The faith part of it can be looked at through various eyes giving interpretations through Calvinism, Arminianism, or other interpretations. In other words, by grace through faith alone salvation is received. This of course will find little application for those that deny the deity of Christ as Son of God and redeemer of all except perhaps to result in their lack of salvation. We are no longer bound under the law, as it has been fulfilled.

  • keembodakine keembodakine 21 hours ago Flag

    "It takes an exceptionally... creative... reading of Scripture to conclude that Jesus is some good-guy God. Jonathan Edwards had a much more accurate view of theology than many of the posters who have been contributing to this thread."

    Mr. Semp. I don't know why you would consider Jonathan Edwards as having a more accurate view of theology than anybody else's view. His sermon "Sinners in the hands of an angry God" is pretty much explanatory and did drive people to revivals. That being said, his idea pretty much says that God has all people hanging on strings over a fire pit just waiting for each person to muck up so that God can cut the string. Rather silly. Rather pitiful, when you look at Jesus' statement of "Father forgive them for they know not what they do." Don't you think? Why you think that does not just null and void your statement of requiring creative reading to conclude that Jesus is some "good-guy" God. If you don't find Matt: 5:38-48 a clear repudiation of your comment, then perhaps nothing changes your mind on any issue. The eye for an eye was a requirement as was taking oaths in Jewish law. Jesus clearly stated those things no longer apply, as he said BUT and then followed with "I tell you do not resist an evil person." Prior to that statement, you were to get even. Jonathan Edwards wasn't much of pastor to try and explain that when Jesus told the prostitute to "Go and sin no more," (when in reality, law required her to be stoned), he was pointing out the desired change God wanted and that the judgment being made by the initial accusers needed correction, as they also were not sinless. Meanwhile....thank you Jesus for all that you do again and again.

  • keembodakine keembodakine Nov 26, 2015 2:43 AM Flag

    Mr. Dan,

    I was trying to make a point about the US, as the US was the country talked about. Of course, if Saudi Arabia, or Egypt, etc. are willing to take in refugees and then feed and house them in a country with near 30% unemployment already, then that could be discussed. I have no problem if a private family wants to sponsor another family. What I was getting at was that sending them to the most expensive state, Hawaii, as far as cost of living is concerned would be foolish when federal and state dollars would be needed for such a movement. There are states with far far far lower electric rates, housing costs, taxes, and ability to help with a transition than our state here. I was just addressing that IF Syrian refugees will be brought to the US, the last place they should go is the most expensive place within the US in which to live.

  • keembodakine keembodakine Nov 25, 2015 11:51 AM Flag

    ..."it clearly states in the bible for Christians to kill non Christians in Deuteronomy 17"

    Mr. Danny,
    Your statement is wrong, and you should see it as wrong. There were NO Christians when events took place in Deuteronomy. Christians were a label given to a few that were followers of Christ, and being that Jesus had not arrived on his earthly mission at the time of your scripture reference, then you must be just hoping to tie Christians to that scripture. What you were talking about were Jews. To me, Christians are those people who believe in Jesus as being the Messiah and Son of God and believe and try and follow HIS teachings, most of which are found in the beatitudes. These you can read in Matt: 5 in the Sermon on the Mount. So when you say that it "clearly states in the bible for Christians to kill non Christians, you made a false statement. As scripture says...."God reveals himself to those who seek him," and being that you don't seek him, it is clearly he isn't revealed in your statement.

  • keembodakine keembodakine Nov 24, 2015 2:45 AM Flag

    Doesn't look like Congress wants to help the homeless vets.

  • keembodakine keembodakine Nov 24, 2015 2:44 AM Flag

    Mr. semp,
    "So you advance the absurdity that the God who instructed the Hebrews not only to put various classes of felons to death but who also on several occasions instructed them to commit genocide (and then punished them when they did not do so) is opposed to Capital punishment. "

    Yes, in OT, God most certainly did instruct Hebrews under the law to put to death people for committing various offenses to the law. However, if you read Matt. 5;36, you will see that Jesus gave a bit BUT and a contrary argument reflecting God's present desires. Remember? "You have heard from old an eye for an eye......BUT (and now the new rule). So perhaps rogere might have a point. After all, this is red print, not Paulian philosophy. You can continue to read Matt. 5:44, and you will also see Jesus reflecting on old law and BUT shows up again.
    Now..if you believe Jesus to be the Son of God and also to only do the will of the Father which is what he claimed, then perhaps tossing eye for an eye and loving one's enemy pretty much negates vengeance except for God himself. Your bring up Ananias and Saphira are interesting examples. DId you notice that no human "authority" was involved in their death but rather only God himself. It is similar to Jesus showing apparent violence at the money changers when he had a whip and overturned the tables. Did you notice there was no mention of any other human taking part in that? "Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord." Though I don't see people bringing it up, perhaps one could argue that Jesus didn't say anything against the death of the thief on the cross that told the other one they deserved what they were getting and it was a death sentence, but Jesus didn't address the issue.

  • kuowDOTORG/post/guess-whos-helping-seattle-homeless-veterans-syrian-refugees

    Come on Senate republicans...pungle up.

  • Maybe you can shake off your snowy parka and head down under for a good warm up brother Rails. These temperatures there are being reached in the equivalent of our month of May. lol.

  • keembodakine by keembodakine Nov 20, 2015 8:36 PM Flag


    Hard to imagine this article coming out of Fox News. Rails will enjoy it.

  • keembodakine keembodakine Nov 20, 2015 4:02 PM Flag

    Mr. Dripps,
    Actually, ISIS has several strong points for funding with oil being just one part of it.
    Driving oil prices close to 0 is just another way to strengthen ISIS as their propaganda goes out to destroy their enemies...namely Iran, Saudi Arabia, etc.
    ISIS takes much of what oil they control, refine it and send it in trucks to the black market in Turkey. ISIS gets a huge amount of revenue by taxing the inhabitants of the territory they control. Last I read, ISIS was paying nearly $400/mo for soldiers in their cause. They got hundreds of millions in not billions from banks when they took over parts of Iraq. Oil is just one source of funding, not necessarily their main source of funding. They have large donations from wealthy Saudi's who are sympathetic to their cause going into their coffers. Once their territory of control is reduced, their revenues should start drying up. They control much of the most fertile areas of farming in Iraq and Syria and those far products are sold for profit to ISIS after strong arming the farmers or just confiscating those farms. See how this all plays out. Meanwhile, don't wish for oil prices close to zero or you can close the state of Texas, roll up the curtains in much of Canada, and kiss the Dakotas and Wyoming good bye.

  • keembodakine by keembodakine Nov 20, 2015 3:32 PM Flag

    It doesn't look like BB and NNLX has produced much other than an occasional update to a website or a news flash that leads nowhere. There is no information on sales, customers or growth prospects. It is sad, but time has passed this one up...too slow, too arrogant, and too stubborn has led this puppy to the verge of collapse.

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    Why are my posts being deleted?

    by joev1973 Nov 20, 2015 3:23 PM
    keembodakine keembodakine Nov 20, 2015 3:28 PM Flag

    I see this post, so I don't know why you would say your posts are deleted.

  • keembodakine keembodakine Nov 19, 2015 9:00 PM Flag

    A lot of American opinion may depend on where they live, or if not their opinion, then certainly, if the US takes in any Syrian refugees, they should be taken in to a place where it would cost the least to provide for them if they require assistance. Our governor here in Hawaii said he would welcome them, but perhaps he should realize that with housing costs the highest in the nation, electrical costs highest in the nation, food costs the highest in the nation, gasoline prices the highest in the nation, why on earth would you send people with nothing to a place like that? We have a large homeless problem here in Hawaii already, because of the cost of living here. Asking taxpayers to pay twice as much for everything for someone who has little to nothing is not right when other options are available. Now....if a private family wanted to sponsor a refugee here and were financially able to do it, then that bridge might be crossed, but I would still rather they be sponsored in a place that is least expensive to have them function if they are on the dole.

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    More death and distruction caused by the God myth

    by lakeed98 Nov 14, 2015 9:21 AM
    keembodakine keembodakine Nov 19, 2015 12:37 PM Flag

    Mr. Lake,
    "There are a lot of hard facts to support evolution including fossils. There are zero hard facts to support a magic man in the sky[GOD}."

    There is no reason that fossils/belief in God should have any conflict from a Judeo Christian perspective. After all, doesn't scripture say that "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.?" It doesn't say how much time transpired from that point to the start of present creation. Also, since you say there are zero hard facts to support a magic man in the sky, perhaps you should read what Jesus said and predicted. Did he not say that heaven and earth would pass away, but his words would never pass away? So far, the poor dead carpenter seems to have been correct, as his words are available for reading in more languages than you can name. In fact, recently from a source in China, the new public school 7th grade book has the biblical creation story in it. That should scare you. For me, it is quite easy to understand your atheism Mr. Lake. After all, scripture says that God reveals himself to those who seek him. You don't seek him and don't want to seek him, so I wouldn't expect any revelations to take place from him to you. Enjoy your day.

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    Global Cooling Update for November 17, 2015

    by railsnstocks Nov 17, 2015 6:05 PM
    keembodakine keembodakine Nov 18, 2015 11:42 AM Flag

    Not bad. Yesterday was a mere 99F in Sydney, AU and it is only mid November...equivalent of mid May in the US. Sounds like global cooling to

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    Europe will be tested

    by rogere1946 Nov 14, 2015 2:20 PM
    keembodakine keembodakine Nov 17, 2015 1:02 PM Flag

    "Iraq was lost when Obama pulled out the troops."
    Please.....Iraq was lost already when Bush declared "Mission Accomplished." After all, Mr. Nouri Al-Malaki was a #$%$ and was stroked continually by Bush, Rumsfeld and Cheney. You forget that one of the big reasons that Germany recovered was that Patton and others took competent generals and soldiers (who has been their enemy) and let them again run their country. They used former mayors and city leaders to lead them back up after being destroyed. The US forbid any of Saddam's people from doing anything, turned it over to corrupt folks and almost put in the late Chalabi, another #$%$. Comparing Germany and Iraq is also silly, as Germany wasn't divided as a nation during WWII. Iraq had been divided between Sunni/Shia for centuries. Bush's fault was thinking that Iraq would be peaceful with the Sunni/Shia split that was centuries old and still is what the real problem shows.

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    OT How to Help Those in Need

    by scs_dan Nov 11, 2015 9:16 PM
    keembodakine keembodakine Nov 13, 2015 11:48 PM Flag

    Mr. scs,
    Thanks...I found Mr. Lumpton's charity, and although I think they pay him as well as their secretary a bit much considering he is earning income through book sales and other avenues, he isn't the first non profit head that makes good money. I did not find anything dealing with the mentally ill in his non profit, but if you are going to talk about homeless, then you might as well forget one third of them if you want to eliminate the mentally ill from the equation. My quote above regarding the requirement of tax money and republicans' tendency to not want higher taxes for mental institutions, still stands unless you want to list all the private libertarian and republican folks wanting to privatize and open these hospitals to the mentally ill without govt. monies. Have a great day. He has some good suggestions, especially for dealing with govt. programs where "cheating" is going on, but then if you lump that in, please include it with oil companies, doctors, and most privately run businesses.

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    OT How to Help Those in Need

    by scs_dan Nov 11, 2015 9:16 PM
    keembodakine keembodakine Nov 13, 2015 2:50 PM Flag

    Mr. scs,
    The article was interesting. I tried to find Mr. Lupton's FCS charities on Charity Navigator to see what he is paid, but I didn't find it?? Some of what he says is quite valid. From reading the article, I didn't see the mentally ill addressed in the article on treating homelessness. As someone who actually tries to work with homeless folks in a non governmental position, I certainly can say that there are many many of them that are mentally ill, talking to voices they are hearing, delusional, etc. If you want to come here and hire some of them, I will let you stay at my home. Ronald Reagan released thousands of these mentally ill people onto the streets of America where they now sleep, beg, fail to take meds, hallucinate, and many times cause negative issues. These type of people used to be institutionalized, but I don't see Mr. Lupton or the government busy building facilities to not only house them but medicate them as they used to be so that their schizophrenia behavior isn't seen on the main sidewalks but rather in safe institutions treated by properly trained doctors and nurses. This of course requires tax money, and so far, I haven't seen a republican willing to pungle a dime up toward such effort. They of course might point to a privately run hospital where the mentally ill can pay $250 to $300/day to be treated by those who themselves could probably not afford to be treated there. Read a good book scs called Breakfast at Sally's. Great reading.

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