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Re: “AFA stirs more religion debate

Those who are opposed to Christians sharing their faith in public or this case in the military, are guilty of what they claim Christians do. It's amazing the religion of secular humanism is being taught in our public schools, but you don't hear the atheists hollering about the violation of separation between church and state. It seems that the only belief system that atheist object to is Christianity. I want to make all of you atheist happy this evening. The day is coming soon that you won't have to put up with Christians or Christianity, because we won't be here. You will be so happy you won't know what to do, temporarily. You will be here to see what the world without Christians will be like. The utopia you expect will not be. You will get to see what hell on earth will truly be. The Day of the Lord is at hand. Repent for God's judgement draws near. If you think I am wrong, you have to be right, that is no God. If I am wrong I end up in the grave, if your wrong you will end up in hell. If there is no God you have nothing to worry about, if your wrong you have everything to worry about. By the way I don't have to prove to you that there is a God, He's going to do that Himself, and when He does,it will be to late for those who do not believe. Once again YOU HAVE TO BE RIGHT, YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO BE WRONG! We all have to choose where we spend eternity. No one can do it for you, neither can you blame anybody for your choice.

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Posted by David Driskill on 07/11/2014 at 10:07 PM

Re: “AFA stirs more religion debate

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is mislabeled. It should be called the "Military Freedom From Christianity Foundation". It's members cannot bear to even hear or see anything related to Christianity. As pointed out in other posts, they will not even blink at any other topic or religious post. The only topic they oppose is Christianity. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not hate speech. It is salvation by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus loved the world enough to die for it. It is not God hating man. It is man hating God. If Jesus hated man he wouldn't have went to the cross. The world hated Him and still hates his followers. The proof is in the reaction against one harmless totally inoffensive Bible verse. If they do not believe, and there is really nothing to it, then why does it stick in their craw and cause such animosity toward us who do believe and want to share it. Jesus told us to go and preach the Gospel to the whole world. If you do not want to hear it then just don't listen. That does not give you the right to deny anyone else an opportunity to hear it and be saved by it.

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Posted by John Chitwood on 07/11/2014 at 8:50 PM

Re: “AFA stirs more religion debate

I am amazed how weak and spineless the anti christian people are. So easily offended by a scripture or a prayer. What are you so afraid of. Can't you just ignore it. Are you afraid of the truth it carries? You see something and it seems like your horrified by it so you cry foul,and try to get it removed. Think about it, isn't freedom of speech for everyone. So why is it the anti christian can be so verbal and force their will upon the Christian? Isn't freedom of speech the ability to voice your opinion with fear of retaliation and simply agree to disagree. Why is it so necessary to force your will upon others. If the scripture on the cadet's door offends you then DON'T LOOK AT IT. Or is asking you to honor another person right to express themselves to much to ask. It seems like you expect or maybe I should say "DEMAND" that from others who don't share your view.

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Posted by Gary Jarrett on 07/11/2014 at 8:33 PM

Re: “AFA stirs more religion debate

Why are atheist so offended by Christianity? If there is no God, just let it go- and let us "wallow in our ignorance". We will be praying for you.

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Posted by Cindy G on 07/11/2014 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Another suitor for Utilities steps up

Yeah those national relegations i.e. EPA have made our once cheap utilities expensive without any real or proven difference in climate quality. Do these green people bug the worlds top polluters? But no make they Americans pay for the worlds stupidity. We could be green to our top teeth and still not make a dent in world pollution. I don't hear much of anything about the top 15 emission polluters.

CSU is a city owned utility. This means they try to give us the cheapest price and are not in it for the profit. However, XCEL tells its investors that they are guaranteed 8% return on their investment. That means they must raise our premiums and sharply so, in order to give its shareholders their guaranteed profit. This is all because some dumb green activists want power and control over us. Or better yet, the UN through "sustainability" "Agenda 21" wants to control us regionally. You, as an individual, do not matter. It's all about the communist collective and what they want.

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Posted by Springy on 07/11/2014 at 6:19 PM

Re: “AFA stirs more religion debate

You can go to any school wearing any kind of religious quote you want and it's O.K. but put something on that is Christian and every body has a problem with it. But that's O.K. The bible says, Christians will be persecuted through out time. This is just God's word coming to pass. And to those who are not Christians, God is not trying to make you into something you want no part of. He gave you a choice to follow him or not,no pressure.God loves every one, even the ones that don't believe in him.He just doesn't like their actions. Take a Gay person for example. Jesus loves the gay person,he just doesn't like their actions.God sends no one to hell.He loves all. If a person go's to hell,it's because they chose to.He didn't send them,they chose to.FREE CHOICE.

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Posted by Frank Ermis on 07/11/2014 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Another suitor for Utilities steps up

Fair warning: if we the people lose control of CSU our rates will go up 30% or more.

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/11/2014 at 4:14 PM

Re: “AFA stirs more religion debate

Kris Keeney, an answer for you to ponder: Mr. Weinstein has written extensively about the outrages he has suffered at the hands of simple-minded zealots in uniform. If you really wanted to "understand, and perhaps empathize," you have had ample opportunity, but you prefer to wallow in ignorance.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/11/2014 at 3:49 PM

Re: “AFA stirs more religion debate

Interesting vitriol rhetoric from the supposedly offended Atheists throw out there against anyone that disagrees with them. Is the Atheist's spiritual world view so weak that they can be offended by the view of those who disagree with them? Why isn't the supposed atheists being offended by Islam or Wiccans or other beliefs? Is it the underlying issue they are offended because they know the Christian belief system can change them. Apparently all it takes is ONE verse written on a white board to upset their whole apple cart. As a "brainwashed" Christian I will defend [to death if necessary] the right for the Atheist's right to disagree with me and practice their "Religion of disbelief" in a "free" country. Yet they [the Atheists] won't allow me to disagree with them. It is a double standard against Christians. But, they know that ONE verse will tear down their belief system. Oh, and the "Hate Speech" of ones like Gary Casimir and guruD is acceptable reply against Christians. It's like they are blind to reality and try to create their own. At the AFA their are Christians who will defend to the death the right's of Casimir and guruD to express their world view. Why can not ones like Casimir and guruD allow them their beliefs? Your belief system is with you 24/7. To separate it out of the market place and educational systems will lead to chaos and anarchy. You are WHO your are WHAT you believe 24/7. Can't the atheists and gays allow me to express my belief's? Is their world view the ONLY correct one? Nah, they are just afraid they MIGHT eventually believe in the Christian world view. And that is why they are in such terror of Christians. Christian have more tolerance than any of the gay or atheists lobby. Always have and always will. That is why the gay and atheists are so INTOLERANT of anyone who doesn't agree with them. This post won't change anyone but it might make some question their belief system of religious intolerance. That is the bottom line........Atheists and gays.......believe like them or be attacked. Such a piety they are afraid of good dialogue with Christians. Well, God Bless America.....He always has but, might not some day. :-)

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Posted by Steve Reno on 07/11/2014 at 3:28 PM

Re: “AFA stirs more religion debate

KARAISM FOR PEACE,

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Posted by JohnDee on 07/11/2014 at 3:25 PM

Re: “AFA stirs more religion debate

4 questions for my fellow Americans to ponder: 1) "Military Religious Freedom Foundation": the very name is confusing, unless "religious freedom" is now defined solely in terms of the "negative" or acts NOT allowed. Mr. Weinstein: what, if any, "affirmative" acts does your view of religious freedom allow: writing a short scripture on a whiteboard on a dorm door: is there ANY affirmative acts allowed under "religious freedom" that could be less intrusive to non-believers than this simple act? 2) Is it really reasonable, under any competent standard of thought, to interpret Mr. Weinstein's remarks as anything other than "anti-christian?" 3) How does a petition "wound" the Constitution? You remember, don't you: the "Bill of Rights": Freedom of speech, to petition, to seek redress, etc. Doesn't a petition exemplify these noble Constitutional values? I am very aware that Mr. W feels wounded by this particular petition, but isn't this because he disagrees with its aims. Would the Constitution be wounded by a petition that sought support for the view, say, that jews should be treated fairly in the middle east? 4) lastly, Mr. W: what actions by others has rendered you so hyperbolic and angry? Share with us your pain, so we can understand, and perhaps empathize, with your raging perspective. Thank you. Kris Keeney

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Posted by Kris Keeney on 07/11/2014 at 3:06 PM

Re: “AFA stirs more religion debate

A word to all of the those who feel disenfranchised: if acceptance is what you really want, try accepting people you don't agree with and you might learn something. Diminishing our rights to expression isolates us further and those who claim to be so offended by Christian's enthusiasm need to practice what they preach....tolerance. If you think things need to change, don't do it by taking away other peoples rights, because tomorrow it will be your rights taken away.

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Posted by njeff on 07/11/2014 at 3:01 PM

Re: “AFA stirs more religion debate

Is anyone allowed to speak about their world views during military or business time. This includes atheists, Christians, Muslims, Hindu, agnostics, humanists or is it only Christians that cannot share their worldview or those that believe in anything other than themselves that cannot share their worldviews. Can a quote from Plato, Socrates, or any other philosopher be posted? If you agree that they can but not Christian biblical quotes you have then created a double standard and support second class citizen chip to a singled out worldview. That is also known as being a hypocrite. All the time I have to hold my breath or put on my headphones as those around me make derogatory comments about what I believe and that seem to be OK but IF I open my mouth to say something I get ridiculed. Is that OK with those out there or is it only bad if you feel ridiculed?

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Posted by JimL on 07/11/2014 at 2:17 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

You're barkin' up the wrong tree, Bob Campbell. Grew up in New Mexico and Colorado and I know what can be done in landscaping with natives and those that mimic them. I also have the greatest respect for the foresters of the city and their expertise.

Dutch and Siberian Elms have been seen as a problem since the Fifties because of their tendency toward disease, their prolific seedlings and the difficulty of rooting them out. It is my understanding that most cities, if not all, are attempting to eliminate them from urban forests.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 07/11/2014 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Another suitor for Utilities steps up

It looks like Colo Spgs wants to lease or outsource its power utilities to Xcel Energy in similar manner as Memorial Hosp to UC Hosp. That way the city can get out from under its PERA debt. Good luck on that one ... however, if the city wins its court battle against PERA, then expect others in PERA's local government division to follow suit and place the unfunded pension liability on both taxpayers and PERA members.

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Posted by elephant on 07/11/2014 at 11:36 AM

Re: “An outsourcing suggestion, Weinstein's 'outrageous' salary, Gold Hill dreaming, more

Mikey may be a good person honorable but the word, NON in PROFIT should rule your organization. And as I said before unless YOU too are on the dole, a salary that is almost 50% of income is ridiculous! A fool and his money are soon parted - can't wait to see you turned into a believer.

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Posted by Publisherpikespeakregionlivingmagazine on 07/11/2014 at 11:05 AM

Re: “More support, less government

Ironhorse,

The system is broken regardless of what side you are on. I was down there at CSF once and a guy about ripped the door off the hinges. I initially thought the guy was nuts, but the more stories I hear the more I have changed my mind on my initial judgement. I know plenty of men who get their taxes held and bank accounts garnished because CSF is behind on updating their system to show paid in full. It is jut a mess for either party!!

Have a wonderful weekend though!!

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Posted by Coach80 on 07/11/2014 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Oh no, 'GMO'

"What this is really about is freedom," = YES!

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Posted by Alessandra Desiderio on 07/11/2014 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Oh no, 'GMO'

Hmm.. Robert Wager sure does devote a lot of time to Anti-Labeling advocacy. Check out his twitter page lol, its full of exclusively PRO-GMO bullshit (https://mobile.twitter.com/RobertWager1). I suspect he is employed by a company with financial stakes in continuing the lies. For example they claim "GMOs are no different then traditional selective crossbreading", "GMOs have been proven safe", or "GMOs are feeding the poor". Yeah more like feeding Monsanto's annual net income of billions in profit. Either way people should have a choice, even if that means Monsanto's bottom line is hit. Its sad that in our world corporate profits are put over the publics well being.

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Posted by Taylor Black on 07/11/2014 at 8:14 AM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

Sorry nature is so untidy and inconsiderate to you and your yard. We’re talking here about nature and nature PRESERVES, not manicured, tidy, Better Homes and Gardens centerfolds. My point and my question remains the same: 1) there are NO trees native to this immediate area (other than scrub oak and pines in the hills), and 2) why must park trees be native? Your lawn (not to mention the grassy expanses at Memorial Park, Bear Creek Park, etc.), your rose bushes, marigolds, and tomatoes are NOT native to this area. The huge, beautiful trees magnificently overarching the streets in my west side neighborhood are NOT native to the area. Forestry’s million dollar mission to rid the parks of non-native trees – what Forestry personnel have termed “trash trees” in conversations I’ve had with them – has transformed what used to be large swaths of green, summer shade, and autumn color into a barren expanse of weeds, stumps, and inch-deep wood chips. Don’t take my word for it – go there personally, look around, see for yourself and draw your own conclusion based on what you see. The entire south half of Sondermann is now an ugly, brown, weedy expanse. Unlike you, I DO have a problem with that. Unlike you, I would NOT be happy to see elms "banned" (is this an arboreal immigration problem?). And there has been no “replanting,” by the way – and even had there been, it would take a good decade or two for replanted trees to mature into anything remotely approximating their stately predecessors. But hey – at least now we don’t have those pesky, nuisance, non-native, “trashy” elms using up valuable air, sunshine, and soil. A million taxpayer dollars well spent? The park is now better off?

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Posted by Bob Campbell on 07/11/2014 at 8:01 AM

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