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Issy April 18, 2014 at 06:00 am
I was not describing Christians, I was describing religion and what a perversion it has become. TheRead More Christian religious right (what an oxymoron) advocates theocracy over the Constitution and the money grabbing mega-churches are just shameful. Religion in the US has become a disgusting ego driven business. It is ironic that statiscally Atheist know more about religion than any other group. The teaching of Jesus are commendable but very few follow them and certainly no one in Congress. The good news is that Pope Francis seems to be the real deal............so there is hope.
Issy April 18, 2014 at 06:05 am
It should also be said that Jimmy Carter, undoubtedly our most religious President, was also theRead More strictest advocate for Separation of Church and State. And for understanding one of the greatest human principals he is worthy of our greatest respect.
ross Yerkes April 18, 2014 at 08:32 pm
Legality is the authority of civilRead More government, but Morality is the authority of Religion. This separation of church and state is a system of checks and balances. Government officials such as presidents and judges do not get their moral values from government but from their religions which have codified moral guides. Historically, government laws dealing with moral issues such as sexuality and the killing of humans have been based on the religious morals of the majority of the population; Christianity in the U.S. and Europe. When politicians in civil government overrule the moral authority of the religion of the majority of their nation's population, they have created a mixture of civil government and religion and they have made themselves the authorities of morality as well as legality. These politicians have become, in effect, a civil, priesthood in a Secular Religion, State. The U.S. Government is now dictating what is sexually moral by enforcing the LGBT agenda in the military, and promoting the killing of babies with the Obamacare abortion mandate. It has done this in opposition to the religious morals of the Majority and their democratic vote. In this way the U.S. government has become a tyrannical anti-Christian, totalitarian State/Church, just the opposite of a government with checks and balances and separation of Church and State. This is the End Times Anti-Christ prophesied in the Bible, and right on time. The Bible is, in deed, The Book of Truth.
Carl Petersen III April 17, 2014 at 04:42 pm
"Always said it's better to regret, something you did, Than something you didn't do" RedRead More Hot Chili Peppers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nAUVOXChdY
Cindy Petersen April 17, 2014 at 09:31 pm
I am proud of a man who at least will make the attempt to affect a change; for the man who complainsRead More it's a waste of time: not so much.
Ziegler April 18, 2014 at 05:26 pm
Good for you Karl! Our founders made it possible for citizens in this country to debate, run forRead More office, hold office if they are dedicated, sincere, and driven. You don't need a PHD to do a whole lot of good. Maybe you have one, but it is immaterial because you will be more than worthy if you win. The LAUSD could use a lot of improvement, starting with the food served the children and that has been publicized as wholly wasted and trashed. Did anyone ever taste the stuff? The press never asked that question. The teachers won't eat it, and neither will the kids as they would rather go hungry. I went to schools as did my children in N.Y. Denver, Chicago, and Miami. The kids looked forward to lunch time. The food was freshly cooked right there on the premises and they had choices ans they walked down the cafeteria line. This horrible stuff is prepared at a central factory and then is trucked to distant locations by freeway. Packing and transporting it takes enormous manpower, time, gasoline, truck maintenance and purchasing equipment and mechanics, and is gruesomely expensive. I can't help wondering who is making all of the dough, money that is, and how the contracts are awarded. Is there a bidding process? The press has not asked but we should know. Cafeterias would cost so much less. It is not fresh or well prepared. I have no proof, but I have long wondered if somebody is getting rich.
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Irene DeBlasio April 18, 2014 at 01:52 pm
@RuthSalvatierra Wow! Sounds like a success story to me! You are giving yourself the greatestRead More gift anybody could give -- good health. Way back when, there were no chemicals in our foods we ate simply and well. If you travel through places like parts of Italy, the tomatoes and many vegetables are small and so flavorful. Our vegetables are huge and good-looking but often have little or no flavor. It seems to me that you have a handle on your nutrition and are experiencing the results to prove it. Wonderful job. Keep it up and please update me on your progress from time to time. I've cut way down on fruit because of the high sugar content. I agree about rinsing your fruits and vegetables. I can't thanks you enough for sharing your ideas with us. Many thanks for your excellent comments.
Irene DeBlasio April 18, 2014 at 01:56 pm
@KatharineAlbertson Many thanks for the shout out! We wish more people who read Patch would do theRead More same. It helps to know we're reaching an audience and it's really appreciated when someone like you takes to time to check in.
Irene DeBlasio April 18, 2014 at 02:14 pm
@GeraldoCruz Your mom should avoid caffeine -- one cup of coffee a day should be fine. Have herRead More avoid the giant sized ten-gallon container at Starbuck's or Coffee Bean She's probably on a medication, possibly a cholesterol-lowering drug and an 81 mg. aspirin to increase blood flow in which case she must avoid grapefruit or grapefruit juices (it heightens the effect of certain medications). Have her drink plenty of water. I can tell you best what to have her avoid. Some foods are packed with sodium such as soy sauce -- that's a no-no. She should not eat processed meats, canned soups, Chinese food, frozen pizza and instant soups. Use caution with tomato and vegetable juices as well as saltines and other salt-laden crackers. While she's at it have her try to reduce her sugar intake as well. Diabetes numbers are going way up due to the high fructose corn syrup and beet sugar to make our food sweeter and more addicting. Thanks so much for being such a considerate son. You mom is very lucky.
Brian Moloney - The Freelance Retort April 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm
Thanks Mimi...actually I'm usually told I'm as unprofessional as can be. But have your people callRead More my people, and their people call their people and pretty soon the word people just sounds weird.... And Lisa, get your head out of the toilet, please. But yeah...it's "E"
lisa shoshannah shaw April 15, 2014 at 03:32 pm
I will do no such a thing! so thank the Lord it's E, cos ur momma would not be eligible for mother'sRead More day gifts if it was U.
renmethod April 16, 2014 at 09:46 am
Fun write up, thank you for sharing :)
Barbara Krause April 15, 2014 at 07:45 am
Suggest that you nix the surprise party. One was held for a close friend; she was clearly surprisedRead More but not in a good way. Later she told me that the person who made the guest list had included a few who were not her current friends and some good friends were not invited. She would have been prepared to dress nicely and would have enjoyed the anticipation.
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