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A Few Comments- 15

15 Sep

#1. sorry for the long delay but other activities and the lack of an internet connection has pushed this forum to the back burner. I am also having trouble finding the usual websites I use to post comments so today the comments will come from the Christian Post and most likely the Huffington post

#2. I Do Not Like Trump Either— http://www.christianpost.com/news/highly-religious-republicans-dont-like-trump-145187/

Late in August New York Times columnist Frank Bruni expressed puzzlement over what he cited as Donald Trump’s high level of support among evangelical Republicans. A piece this week in The Christian Post similarly, albeit from a different perspective,ponders why Trump is “receiving so much support from evangelicals.” CNN carried a recent report on the battle for evangelical voters between Trump and Ben Carson. A recent report in The Wall Street Journal indicated that Donald Trump plans on meeting with evangelical leaders later in September in his office

I do not see why Christians are supporting him except for the reason that he is a better choice than Hillary Clinton.Christians need to be wiser in their political activities and stop supporting candidates because they are republican or they are close to what I believe. Not voting is a vote and there is no law stating that believers must support or even vote in a given election. if we do not like the herd then we make our statement by refusing to pick any of them.

Sometimes, none of the above is the best choice.

#3. Sorry But The Excuse Doesn’t Wash— http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/breastfeeding-mom-is-humiliated-after-being-told-to-nurse-in-marshalls-bathroom-stall_55f6cf2ae4b063ecbfa4c92e

Oregon mom Karina Gomez says she was “humiliated” when a Marshalls store employee instructed her to breastfeed her baby in a bathroom stall.

Sorry women I am not on your side on this issue. The word ‘humiliated’ has simply become an excuse to not respect the rights of others who do not want to see you breast feed your child. You know you need to breastfeed so plan your activities in such a manner that will not bring you into these situations and seek privacy. You are not the only one with rights.

after I was denied my right to breastfeed where I wanted to

These words bother me because that mother does not own the store and she does not have the right to breastfeed where she wants. The need to breastfeed does not trump ownership rights nor the rights of others.

#4. Who Died…– http://www.christianpost.com/news/10-characteristics-of-bad-christian-teachers-144246/

Several times in my teaching career, I’ve asked graduate students to give me descriptions of the worst teachers they’ve had. During those same years, I’ve watched leaders, discussed leadership, and read leadership books to learn characteristics of good and bad leaders. Perhaps not surprisingly, I’ve seen that some of the characteristics of bad teachers and bad leaders are the same

and left this guy in charge?  I am tired of reading lists made by people who think they know everything and when you read their articles you see where they do not know much or have left out information that would drastically change their lists. When I began teaching I had a very good private school director. If the student didn’t like a teacher, instead of labeling the person as a bad teacher, they moved the student until they found a teacher that matched with the student.

Not every student or teacher will match up and this inequality does not mean either are bad. It means that the style of teaching didn’t fit with the way that particular student learned. We are too quick to condemn and too slow to find the right solution

#5. It Won’t Work— http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/caitlyn-jenners-renaming-ceremony-was-a-beautiful-expression-of-hope_55f6ceb7e4b042295e36c04f?utm_hp_ref=religion

On July 23, Caitlyn Jenner gathered with some of her closest friends to give thanks for the journey that gave her a new name.

The renaming ceremony took place at Caitlyn’s home in Malibu, California,

Changing his name won’t magically turn him into a woman nor will misusing the bible will turn him into a person of faith. Using the Bible to promote and support sin will not bring favor from God

#6. Another, Who Died— http://www.christianpost.com/news/25-really-weird-things-said-to-pastors-144247/

Few people are truly aware of the constant requests, complaints, and criticisms pastors and other church leaders receive. I must admit, however, I was surprised when I asked church leaders on Twitter to share some of the more unusual comments they have received.

I was first surprised at how many responded. But I was most surprised at the really strange things people tell pastors and other church leaders.

Many of the comments related to using the Bible too much or to being too evangelistic. I should make those a blog post by themselves.

I have read one of his books and it was one too many. These type of people probably do more harm than good with their lists and I am not a fan as I rarely see God in their work and that is the tragedy. The responses in brackets may be funny but certainly not biblical.

#7. This Is Actually Impossible— http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fragments-of-ancient-quran-could-be-older-than-muhammad_55e5d58ae4b0c818f61937ce?utm_hp_ref=religion

In what could prove something of a pot hole for current readings of Islamic history, a carbon test carried out on a Quranic manuscript recently discovered in England reveals the book is likely older than Muhammad, the founder of the Islamic faith.

All this really means is that Mohammad borrowed some ideas that were already known at the time. It really doesn’t change the Muslim faith or how the Quran is to be read but then reporters need readers so they distort the situation to get people to click on their writings. I am not defending the Muslim faith or Mohammad, I see the same bad thinking in Christian circles as well.

The test used a piece of the ancient parchment, which was discovered in Birmingham University Library in July, with scientists dating the tome from between 568 and 645AD.

Islamic scholars believe Muhammad lived between 570 and 632AD, meaning the text was compiled either before the Prophet’s birth or during his childhood.

The other response to this is, Mohammad probably used older paper to write upon. It may have been cheaper or he found a scrap somewhere. This news doesn’t actually change a thing because the details cannot be confirmed. And if we check the dates, 2 years is not that big of deal given the +/- error range that comes with dating systems. Without firm and verifiable dates for Mohammad’s life, this means nothing at all.

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