Also: it is a scientific and biological fact that there is homosexual behavior in animals, especally in respect to overpopulation studies. Too many rats in a cage produced a reversal to procreation.
Wikipedia: Paul the Apostle
Paul the Apostle (Greek: Παῦλος Paulos), original name Saul of Tarsus (Greek: Σαῦλος Saulos), was a Christian missionary who took the gospel of Christ to the first-century world. He is generally considered one of the most important figures of the Apostolic Age and one of the greatest religious leaders of all time.  In the mid-30s to the mid-50s, he founded several churches in Asia Minor and Europe. Being a Jew and a Roman citizen were ideal pedigrees for his ministry to both Jewish and Roman audiences.
A native of Tarsus, the capital city in the Roman province of Cilicia, he wrote that he was "a Hebrew born of Hebrews", a Pharisee, and one who advanced in Judaism beyond many of his peers. He zealously persecuted the early followers of Jesus and violently tried to destroy the newly-forming Christian church. Paul's dramatic conversion experience with the risen Jesus on the road to Damascus dramatically changed the course of his life. He did not know Jesus during his lifetime as did the Twelve Apostles, but he was the first apostle whose only experience with Jesus was after the Resurrection and Ascension.
After his conversion to Christ, he began to preach that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah and the Son of God. His leadership, influence, and legacy led to the formation of communities dominated by Gentile groups that worshiped the Lord, adhered to the "Judaic moral code", but relaxed or abandoned the ritual and dietary teachings of the Law of Moses. He taught that these laws and rituals had either been fulfilled in the life of Christ or were symbolic precursors of Christ, though the exact relationship between Paul the Apostle and Judaism is still disputed. Paul taught of the life and works of Jesus Christ and his teaching of a New Covenant, or "new testament", established through Jesus' death and resurrection.
About half of the New Testament stems from Paul and the people whom he influenced. Thirteen of the 27 books in the New Testament have been attributed to Paul, and approximately half of the Acts of the Apostles deals with Paul’s life and works. However, only 7 of the 13 letters can be accepted as being entirely authentic. The other 6 letters are believed to have come from followers writing in his name, using material from Paul's surviving letters and letters written by him that no longer survive.  
Today, his epistles continue to be deeply rooted in the theology, worship, and pastoral life in the Roman and Protestant traditions of the West, as well as the Orthodox traditions of the East. Among the many other apostles and missionaries involved in the spread of the Christian faith, his influence on Christian thought and practice has been characterized as being as "profound as it is pervasive". Augustine of Hippo developed Paul's idea that salvation is based on faith and not "works of the law". Martin Luther's interpretation of Paul's writings heavily influenced Luther's doctrine of sola fide. The Bible does not record Paul's death.
Acts of the Apostles
Some believe that through this work, Luke intended to show the Roman Empire that the root of Christianity is within Judaism so that the Christians “may receive the same freedom to practice their faith that the Roman Empire afforded the Jews.” Those who support the view of Luke’s work as political apology generally draw evidence from the facts that Christians are found innocent of committing any political crime (Acts 25:25; 19:37; 19:40) and that Roman officials’ views towards Christians are generally positive. Also, Luke mentions a few Roman officials that believe in Jesus Christ (Acts 10:1-11:18; 13:12). The magistrates even apologize to Paul and Silas for wrongfully putting them in prison (Acts 16:38-39). By painting the Roman-Christian relations in this light, Luke hopes to persuade Rome that Christians are not enemies of the government and should not be looked upon with suspicion or even fear.
Apology on behalf of Rome addressed to the church: Whereas the claim above suggested that Luke was writing to Rome, this view proposes that Luke may be writing to the church in order to convince the saints of his own view that Rome is not a threat to the church. This claim presupposes that early Christians were suspicious of Rome or feared Roman authority as a threat to their faith. Also, supporters of this view would characterize Luke’s portrayal of the Roman Empire as positive because they believe Luke “glosses over negative aspects of the empire and presents imperial power positively.” For example, when Paul is before the council defending himself, Paul says that he is “on trial concerning the hope of the resurrection of the dead” (Acts 23:6). Some believe that this appeal “thereby shows Christian’s of Luke’s day both that their predecessors were innocent before the state and that Paul had no political quarrel with Rome” but rather with the Jews who were accusing him. Other scholars have even said that Luke wrote this apology in order to support Christians who were becoming allies with local Roman officials.
Some scholars believe that the apologetic view of Luke’s work is overemphasized and that it should not be regarded as a “major aim of the Lucan writings.” While Munck believes that purpose of Luke’s work is not that clear-cut and sympathizes with other claims, he believes that Luke’s work can function as an apology only in the sense that it “presents a defense of Christianity and Paul” and may serve to “clarify the position of Christianity within Jewry and within the Roman Empire.” Pervo disagrees that Luke’s work is an apology and even that it could possibly be addressed to Rome because he believes that “Luke and Acts speak to insiders, believers in Jesus.”  Freedman believes that Luke is writing an apology but that his goal is “not to defend the Christian movement as such but to defend God’s ways in history.”
Mr. K- Yes, the conversion of the Pharasee Sal to the Apostle can be found in the Book of Acts (of the Apostles after the assention of Christ). While incarsentated, Apostle Paul wrote the Epistles that are for the born again Christian Church. Acts 22: starts his telling of his conversion, Acts 28:17- His trail. As a citizen he had the rights listed below, and if he was harmed by any of the guards, they would receive the same but times two.
Roman citizenship Rights Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Citizenship in ancient Rome was a privileged political and legal status afforded to freeborn individuals with respect to laws, property, and governance.
• The right to have a legal trial (to appear before a proper court and to defend oneself).
• The right to appeal from the decisions of magistrates and to appeal the lower court decisions.
• A Roman citizen could not be tortured or whipped, nor could he receive the death penalty, unless he was found guilty of treason.
• If accused of treason, a Roman citizen had the right to be tried in Rome, and even if sentenced to death, no Roman citizen could be sentenced to die on the cross.
I am glad I left Colorado Springs for the Denver metro area. There are so many more opportunities up here. One of the Springs largest obstacle is Mayor Steve Bach who hasn't done anything of substance to bring back the economic diversity that once existed. The only thing Bach does is attend social functions. Ironically even his own children have elected to live in the Denver area for the aforementioned reason.
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The Indy is much more of a reporting entity than the Gazette, not to mention fair and balanced about local news...if the Gazette even carries anything that it is not spoon fed in a press release.
They have no reporters. They have no interest or insight.
And Bach is very fairly treated in these pages.
Adrian - don't know if you have ever heard the mayor at one of his "Town Hall Meetings" refer to the Independent reporters as that "tabloid's reporters." So, it seems if you aren't singing his praises you must be unreliable as a news source.
Problem is anyone who has been in this town long enough to remember when there was a daily paper OTHER than the GT, is well aware of the slanted reporting the current Gazette is publishing and calling it news. This community does not like to hear the "other side" of any story. So to you and your fellow Indy reporters - keep up the good fight. It is appreciated.
TejonTech, you write, "...typical liberal emotional defense of a position contrary to nature..." According to theologists, that is. Scientists do not find homosexual activity to be "contrary to nature." At one time anything other than missionary position was labeled contrary to nature (even though no animal, other than humans, practice it).
gurudori, you wrote, "Not only did Apostle Paul use his Roman Citizenship to have a fair trail when the Jews wanted him excuted for converting to Christianity and blaspheme again OT..." Is this @#$% actually in the Christian Bible?
Its the law of the road that motorists are suppose to stop when someone is in a crosswalk . I live downtown and frequently drive through the CC campus and have never had a problem with CC students at their crosswalks. I know that the people of this city believe that they are above law and order, but that sounds more like a personal problem rather than one for CC or CONO.
The city gets "...'A+' grades for the ease of hiring additional employees in the city..." That means there is a large pool of unemployed workers in the city. That is a double-edged sword. It makes it easier to find employees, but harder to find customers.
Can they build a handful of crossing bridges on Cascade at the major arteries? it'll speed up traffic in the area and no one has to hit a CC student.
Dear Mrs Hickey. Morse has to go because he has disdain and contempt for the voting public. Last night, he tried to make marijuana ILLEGAL again! So when the voters speak, he listens and does the opposite. You see, like all progressive, marxist democrats, he believes you are an idiot and that you don't know what's good for you. And since you support this monstrosity of a politician, I am thinking he is right.
Hey Dick, why don't you run a few of them down. That'll show 'em.
"Just stay off Cascade." That's precisely what CC and the CONO control freaks want. Then they can justify the eventual vacation of Cascade and turn their snooty noses toward Nevada to further infuriate area motorists.
My experience was exquisite and I hope to repeat it. I was there Nov. 20 and whomever was "in the kitchen" rocked! Scallops! omg...The ambience is rich and the bill proves it. <3 the place for a nice date
If sushi is your thing and you want to wear yo bling, this is the place to see and be seen for the best of oriental dining! The sushi bar is extravagant, delicious, hospitable and friendly. Desert for me, last visit, was soft shell crab in some crazy magic sweet sauce! YUM Be there or be totally sushi dish square.
I would give 5 stars except for the service is not as reliable or respectful as it could be throughout the staff. Staff is older and assumes you know what you want and where to find it. They don't take kindly to having to walk around the store themselves. I hope I'm not being fair and this was just one person among them who displayed this lackadaisical attitude to a first time customer who plans to be a repeat one if it hounds you to death. lol STILL this is a phenomenal store as far as its content. Unique and well stocked.
Intimate venue for shows and a great place to see your friends. I saw Jackson Brown there in November standing room only, though I had great seats if not a little too close to the double doors, but near the stage.
The bar is open and life is good. Great place to attend any event!
I've made sure all my dates take me there! Why? Because Max makes me feel like a movie star. No matter how much time goes by, he always greets me by name and makes me feel special and welcome!
The rooms in this old building offer some privacy, while everyone feels free to meander about. Max the sous chef is also fun to talk to: you will find him in the back room behind the bar. That didn't sound right. It's his station.
Follow the little brick path to the door on the side of the building to find the bar and say hello to Max for me, either one.
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