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Yes, they know it’s Christmas

December 25, 2013

Africa is home to 350 million Christians out of a population of one billion, with Christianity first appearing there in the middle of the first century AD....

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jo1952

Dec-28-13 10:52 AM

Steiner you are WRONG. There is not one quote from Christ in the Bible about homosexuals. Prove that there is Mr Smarty Pant, I'm so smart and everyone else are stupid lib gals.

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Steiner

Dec-28-13 8:48 AM

judeye got it wrong again. i am a christian. But i believe in the parable of the oil and virgins. the parable of the talents. christ spoke out against same sex marriage. it s all there judye, but you for some reason cant see it. the pope spoke out against capitalism . what a mistake. the capitalists have raised the std of living and saved many lives. it was your beloved socialist govts judey that killed millions this past century. so judey, i ask again. how is it you miss the obvious. what has been held sacred for generations ? It is inconceivable to me how you can be so full of error and not even notice it. Its mental illness judeye. You have serious delusions.

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judeye

Dec-27-13 8:02 AM

Wonder how many of those who disagreed with me when I quoted the Pope directly call themselves Christians?

The Pope is saying nothing different than what Jesus said thousand of years ago.

Of course many really do not like to hear or read what he actually said and commanded. It kinda sounds like we are to share and care for each other...regardless of who they are, what they believe in or what 'sins' they might have committed.

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Steiner

Dec-26-13 9:45 AM

judeye are you ignorant or what ? income inequality has INCREASED under your beloved obama.he has just modified the ACA , dictator style several times. In no way does the bible promote income equality. You hate wall street and corporations. tell us and again i ask what you will offer as a replacement for corporations and the stuff they make ? especially oil and gas. judeye, why do you ignore this over and over ? too ignorant to understand it judeye ? Dont you understand anything ? christ was for the individual. thats what the writings say. Only the libs like yourself could mess up something so simple as this. Judeye, you must read history and science.every post shows how ignorant you are . ypou rogressives have messed society up big time ! you miss that too.

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Steiner

Dec-26-13 9:37 AM

more for paul. Lazarus was not raised from the dead becasue he never died. This too was another ancient ritual, formerly done in the temples, but now in the open. thats why the veil of the temple was torn at christs death.what was done in the temple, secret was done in the open. Paul, scholars have spent their ENTIRE lifetimes decoding this stuff. Only to have you mock it in total ignorance. Your arrogance is astounding paul.thats another trademark of a liberal. so paul, tell me i am an idiot.if that is true, then all the rare books i have purchased have been written by idiots. it is an amazing thing then paul, you claim to be smarter than all these scholars who spent their entire lives on the subject ! way to go paul. what a liberal. what a fool you are !

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Steiner

Dec-26-13 9:31 AM

hey paul examples of double speak from the bible for you. Any good philosopher, not a union stooge would recognize them immediately. the heavens and earth or not the hevens and earth we think. It is the wave and particle duality in the 2 slit experiment. No man has seen god. thats because of the heisenberg uncertainty priciple. To observe the 2 slit world is to change it . the water into wine. It was not wine but energized water. the energy can be found throughout the ancient writings if one knows where to look. they had a type of communion ritual long before christ showed up. who told you were naked. thats when male and female sex as we know it showed up. just cuz you dont understand it paul, it dont make it not so. You have limited science knowledge, yet you are sure of yourself. thats classic liberal, dumb but sure he is right !

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Steiner

Dec-26-13 9:24 AM

hey christopher, you missed or rather cherry picked the huge amount of damage the socialists have done just in the past century or so. yet you blame religion for its deaths. You are cherry picking paul. but apparently thats ok as you are doing it. you do that over and over paul. Blame the right yet do the very same thing. Are you mentally challenged or what Paul .You are like judeye.praising the govt and cronig does that too. but the govt did not give us the workld ee have. I have asked cronig and judey for the list of govt projects that gave us science. all ignored. judeye i think is just too ignorant to understand the question. Paul, your unions are sinking many cities across america due to their greed. judeye misses this also. she says wall street. golly you libs cherry pick !

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Steiner

Dec-26-13 9:16 AM

judey is caring and sharing again. It just has to be a gal bosom thing. hey judeye, you said that you did not understand anything i posted under westlunds article. You do NOT understand what the bible is about.the parable of the talents shows that christ did NOT teach income equality. It was the opposite. the parable of the oil and the virgins says it is ok to let the stupid perish. So judeye, you claim the pope is following the bible ? he is confused due to the constant attacks by the libs on the church. he is trying to make the libs like him. this is always a mistake. To grovel toward the stupid liberals. judeye you are the most ignorant poster here, along with cronig and christopher. But thats a liberal, ignorant and proud.

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Steiner

Dec-26-13 9:11 AM

judeye and paul know nothing. this is the greatest state of mind to acheive to a liberal. hey Paul, contradictions in the bible? You bet there are. thats where the truth is. I have posted many times paul, ignored over and over by your cherry picking that the bible is written in a double speak.most bible scholars know this, even if you dont. i have given examples of this and you mock me. this is an advanced form of communication. Literal people like you, union folk just do NOT have the mind power to unravel it. yet you call me an idiot. It is you paul who is an idiot. paul it is your union folk, ignored by you over and over that will not allow this to be taught in schools. Paul we can conclude you prefer idiots like yourself in society

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Steiner

Dec-26-13 9:05 AM

hey christopher, the right wing cherry picks ? you gotta be kidding. It is you paul who cherry picks. Over and over you miss the greed of your own democratic party and the mess they made in the public schools. YOU NEVER ANSWER MY REPEATED REQUESTS ON THIS PAUL. So paul get off your high horse. Go to detroit. see what the libs and the city folk have done with riots and out of control govt spending. Selling guns around the world bad ? No way. Its like the movie, fort apache the bronx. Africa is walled by oceans. sell them all the weapons they want. Remember idi amin ?I think he ate people. Part of that great african tradition. I know brains were eaten in antiquity. Paul, africas mess is their own doing, just like the inner cities.

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joew

Dec-26-13 8:35 AM

Judeye perhaps you would not have been on the receiving end of so many "disagree" hits if you were actually commenting on the context of what Dan wrote about and had done some research as I suggested in my post of yesterday. No one is suggesting that people be allowed to starve or die from malnutrition. The solution is not to just keep giving monies and food stuff,but rather to help institute programs to prepare people for when disaster or drought occurs.

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Christopher

Dec-26-13 7:23 AM

Judeye, the rightest of the Right Wing have always talked a lot of Jesus and the bible, but cherry pick it to no end, never seeming to find the contradictions in Jesus teachings and the Bible with what they've chosen to believe is "the word of God". I am NOT a practicing Catholic, and am, for the most part, against most organized religions due to the harm done on its behalf throughout history and the World, but, I LIKE this Pope. He's making an EFFORT. Also, notice little is ever said relative to Africa and it's issues how many of the arms used by dictators there to murder their people are bought from the United States, the largest arms dealer in the world. We also give money to each and every one of those governments.

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judeye

Dec-26-13 6:32 AM

This is the time to share and care.

and nine people disagree

Really? and you are proud of it?

Now Pope Francis addresses the issue of greed...and inequality...directly... "How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?" "Just as the commandment 'Thou shalt not kill' sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say 'thou shalt not' to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills," "I beg the Lord to grant us more politicians who are genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the people, the lives of the poor,”

Or do you just write him off as well..for being too liberal...or following the teaching of Jesus a bit too closely?

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Christopher

Dec-26-13 5:56 AM

Geeze, 1laona, I'm shocked! You have an opinion on an issue other than guns!!? I didn't get it, but that's ok.

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1Laona

Dec-25-13 8:43 PM

Pontiff Paul-another one of your undercover outfits?

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Christopher

Dec-25-13 7:12 PM

``If they would rather die,' said Scrooge, ``they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population""

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czychrab

Dec-25-13 6:31 PM

Dcronig, you might want to suggest a quick trip to Detroit. We need to worry about our own country for now. We are in a spiral that will lead to more and more bankruptcy. That song has always caused me to think how blessed they are not to be consumed with the greed produced in countries where retail is King at Christmas.

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Steiner

Dec-25-13 5:26 PM

i saved the best for last, especially for cronig. the libs made a famine of money in our cities. how ? the public employee stooges, Paul christophers darlings, have made and continue to make extravagant demands on the tax payers.Paul never says anything. everywhere there is a famine, there is a liberal or marxist idiot in charge. rememebr the Ukraine famine in the 30's ? those marxist leninists again.they threw the food out ! they were lionized by the western liberals.put a stupid liberal in charge and we will see famine in money, energy, education. Oh look education, another christopher union stooge thing ! christopher where are you ? we got poor results with increasing expenditures. all a success to the stupid liberals around the world ! why are you liberals so stupid ?

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Steiner

Dec-25-13 5:19 PM

more for cronig, political induced famine right in america. done by guess who ? the liberals like cronig. first, a famine of alcohol,prohibiton, by the do gooder women. caring and sharing to stop the violence. Put legit booze companies out of busienss. A govt induced famine. Stupid liberals. Second. the dumping of food stocks on the farms in the Great depression. It was thought there was too much food and that depressed prices. Who was in control of the govt ? Stupid liberals like FDR.the unions wnet on strike , a famine again to make sure money was tight. Now to present. the libs against hydrocarbons. Carbon runs ALL of life and petrochem science as we know it. Famine wanted. Cold too ! Who is advocating this ? Liberals again . see the pattern cronig !

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Steiner

Dec-25-13 5:13 PM

hey cronig, you do know that the continent of africa is loaded with raw materials , oil, gas, gold, platinum etc.trillions waiting to be made. who got the technology to the africans to capitalize in this ? It was white man technology cronig. here in WNY we have gas, but the mentally ill people wont let us drill for it. Look around the world, a country like japan , with virtually no resources became great via free markets. they slipped since the libs took over. africa could be great, but the locals are ignorant like the posters here. see the pattern cronig ? bet ya dont do you ?

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Steiner

Dec-25-13 5:09 PM

stupid cronig is at it again. whats it like to be black ? hmm, why dont they imitate the whites ! India says now colonialism was the best thing that ever happened to India. the whites did NOT start slavery in africa. the africans did it to themselves.the dutch found slavery flourishing in africa in the 1600s. My deity cronig, you are ignorant beyond all comprehension, like judeye actually says she is.the slavs were slaves too and you do NOT see what is in africa in the slavic lands. explain that unlearned cronig.even the inner cities are in ruin cronig and who is the voting block there cronig? Africans. the pattern is clear. Look at the major cities across america. how did ya miss that , liberal ? oh, the africans want to take land away from white south africans to level the playing field. more marxist bull again. famine is around the corner. why are liberals stupid ?

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joew

Dec-25-13 4:01 PM

Dcroakernig your total lack of understanding,your total lack of what Dan is writing about,and your total lack of doing a bit of research before quacking with your usual BS is oh so typical of the clueless.

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Dcronlg

Dec-25-13 1:07 PM

My god, its incredibly amazing to me -- really quite mystifying -- how all you lilly white rural folks, tucked away in one of the farthest corner of NYS, living in this country ofplenty for generations, and HALF a world away from Africa -- really, really, speak and believe LIKE YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS TO BE A BLACK AFRICAN, A STARVING BLACK AFRICAN AND ACTUALLY LIVE IN AFRICA!!!

Serisouly, over thepast year or so, I've shaken my head at some of this stuff coming out of your mouths -- a product of how your brains operate -- but this one, this one in particular -- where you pontificate AS IF you know what to live in a famine is like, let alone, KNOW WHAT IT IS TO BE BLACK, A BLACK AFRICAN, STARVING & LIVING IN AFRICA!

You guys are gap-toothed idiots to say the least...

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Christopher

Dec-25-13 12:26 PM

"Mankind should have been my business!!!"

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joew

Dec-25-13 10:20 AM

I suggest some who are critical of Dan's commentary read up a bit by going to "US Aid to Ethiopia 1984" Especially read the article containing statements by Birhan Woldu,now a 28 year old who survived the famine in 1984. Maybe then you will understand what it is that Dan is writing about.

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