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Subject: God and the Superhighway
Date Posted: 11/30/2007 9:21 AM ET
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http://www.rightwingwatch.org/2007/11/is_god_using_na.html

The above link is to a scary story on how some right-wing Christians believe God is using highway I-35 for divine purposes.   Since I-35 runs through my city, I guess I should watch out for a "purity seige." 

Date Posted: 11/30/2007 2:30 PM ET
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Yikes....I can't get past how poorly written that article is to even understand the point the author is trying to make.  *shudder*

Date Posted: 11/30/2007 6:59 PM ET
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Thank you, Roni! I thought it was me and I wasn't sufficiently programmed to get the good news. @@ Do people listen to this crap and believe it because someone tells them so?
Date Posted: 11/30/2007 9:35 PM ET
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Maybe the flying spaghetti monster is sprinkling the highway with parmesan cheese?

Date Posted: 11/30/2007 10:03 PM ET
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The point of the article escaped me when I read it. For me, it kind of went in circles. What was it saying if you don't mind me asking?



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Date Posted: 11/30/2007 11:56 PM ET
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What was it saying if you don't mind me asking?

I'm not entirely certain anyone's figured that out yet lol!

Date Posted: 12/1/2007 8:26 AM ET
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LOL.

Date Posted: 12/1/2007 6:37 PM ET
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"...some right-wing Christians believe God is using highway I-35 for divine purposes."

 

Yes, but these may be the same deluded folks who believe that only 4% of their own kids will grow up to be Bible-believing Christians so it's their responsibility to wipe out any alternative now. 

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 10:28 AM ET
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This is so silly, scary but silly. You realize these people are voting right ??..lol  This is almost as silly as the story I read the other day that the pope actually stated that all of the wrogg, evil, mayhem in the world was caused by atheists. Holy cow, is he trying to remove the piece of wood from someone elses eye while missing the HUGE mote in his own ??? I wish I was there to ask him what about the murder, rape, and subjugation of the american indians at the hand of the so called priests who believed in God back then. Religion does not make one holy or good. That comes directly from your inner being, you need not words or dogma to be kind or love your own version of a God, in fact to be a wonderful, caring, and well integrated person you don't even need to believe in a God. I choose to, but that is only for me. I know lots of atheists that are exceptional people who care for their fellow man and radiate love and respect. Shame on you Mr Pope, spewing those misconceptions to the world.

 

                                   peace and blessings

 

                                                   bill

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 10:45 AM ET
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I'm still missing the point of the article!  Maybe you can help Roni and I out, Bill. I just can't grasp what the heck this guy is talking about.

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 11:25 AM ET
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No kidding Bill.  So how many wars have been started due to atheism?  How many terrorists are atheists?  Has anyone ever polled prisoners and asked them what religion they are to see how many are atheists?  What about sucide bombers and abortion clinic bombers....how many atheists in that group? The church's support of slavery in the past and it's current condemnation of gay people, not to mention how it views of women as lesser beings.  What about the Salem Witch Trials? It wasn't atheists buring people at the stake and drowning them.  It's funny how everytime poll statistics are released, supposedly anwhere from 94-97 percent of people believe in God in this country (a number that I find to be nothing but made up), but since that is the data the church likes to use, the atheist population must be less than 7%, and yet they alone are responsible for all the world's problems.  Uh-huh.  The pope is an idiot.



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Date Posted: 12/2/2007 11:10 PM ET
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Yes, I have to agree that the Pope is an idiot.  I call him Pope Atilla. 

Anyway, I have always maintained that nowhere near the percentage of people who claim to believe in God actually do believe.  I think most people are afraid to say that they don't believe in God or are agnostic.  They think it is not socialy acceptable or they were raised in a strict church (like myself) and have an ingrained fear of saying they aren't believers. There are a lot more of us unbelievers out there.  I'm sure of it.  And another thing - organizing atheists is kind of like herding cats.  Atheists just aren't the type to join in an organization, like religious people are.  So that is why it is harder to recognize the many unbelievers in the country. 

 http://richarddawkins.net/article,1440,Can-the-rest-of-us-have-our-planet-back,The-Now-Show-Marcus-Brigstocke

I just discovered the above video on YouTube, called Can the Rest of Us Have Our Planet Back.  Stand-up comedian Marcus Brigstocke delivered a seven-minute rant during theNow Show on BBC Radio 4, on what he sees as the evils of religion.  There are some "Britishisms" in the video, that may not make sense to Americans.   He considers the three Abrahamic religions to be a cause of a LOT of problems in the world and takes no prisoners.



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Date Posted: 12/3/2007 12:50 AM ET
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"Atheists just aren't the type to join in an organization, like religious people are."

 

I think that's true.  People who don't need to be told what they believe don't have the same need to gather where they can be given the company line.  Nor do they need to be constantly shored up by seeing that other people believe the same thing. 

Date Posted: 12/3/2007 8:45 AM ET
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I never know where they get these statistics from.  No one has ever come out and said to me "I am taking a poll, and would like to know, do you believe in God?"  The closest I have ever come to being asked about my religious affiliation is when I was in labor and being admitted in the hospital and they asked my religious preference and I said none.  Those records are private though, so I don't think that would count.  Maybe they are taking these polls at churches......

Why would atheists hang out, really?  Unless it was to try and enact legal and social change, there's not really a reason to.  I know there are atheist groups that meet, like the Freethinkers and whatnot, but the government refuses to recognize them and offer them tax breaks and incentives like they do other groups, so if they want to do it, they pretty much have to do it in someone's living room.  I can see it now, a bunch of atheists, sitting around on my couch, eating cookies.  One of them says, "Do you believe in God?"  The other one says, "Nope, do you?" "Nope, will you pass the cookies?"  Yeah, I just have too much to do, and I need to stay off the cookies.

Date Posted: 12/11/2007 5:52 PM ET
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To answer Shannon's question on what the article was about,  the highway spoken of is I-35. It splits the United States in half, and leads up to Canada. In Isaiah 35:8 it states "and a highway will be there, and it will be called the way of holiness". Christians have been praying for a revival to come to America, and this group believes that this highway may be a literal translation of what the prophet said. The main part of the article I have copied below from the link so that you can see what their goal is, and how they explained it.

{A number of Christians have come to believe, because of recent prophecies, dreams, and visions, that I-35 is the highway spoken in Isaiah 35, verse 8: “And a highway will be there, it will be called the way of holiness.”

… [Heartland Ministries’ Hill] believes God has an awesome plan that starts along I-35. “Let’s draw a line in the center of America, set people on fire, get young people saved, get moms and dads saved, get churches on fire, get holy, and watch how it affects the rest of America.”}

These christians believe that revival may break out in the center of America and spread to the entire earth. These people are not "nuts" or  "crazy". They simply do this so that people will believe in the one true Saviour and Messiah. Jesus Christ.  Whether you believe in the same thing as these people do or not is your choice- and you will have to answer for that choice one day.

:-)

 

Date Posted: 12/11/2007 10:27 PM ET
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Deborah, I love how you tell us we'll have to answer for "that choice" and then end with a smiley.  Passive aggressive much?

Date Posted: 12/11/2007 10:33 PM ET
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Ok, well that clears it up some.

I've lived right off of I-35 for quite awhile. I'll keep everybody posted. ;-p

Date Posted: 12/11/2007 11:28 PM ET
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LOL, Shannon.   Please do! 

Date Posted: 12/12/2007 9:03 AM ET
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I hope it's a multiple choice test........

Date Posted: 12/12/2007 2:20 PM ET
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I prefer essay tests myself:):) 

I-35 runs straight through my city so I'll keep an eye out as well.   Why I-35?  Wouldn't you think it would be a great highway somewhere around the Med Sea or in the Middle East?  Think of all the great roads the Romans built........

 

 

 

Date Posted: 12/12/2007 4:24 PM ET
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Well, Independence, Mo is not far from i-35 and the LDS believes that's where the Garden of Eden was and where Jesus will appear to signal the endtimes. 

Date Posted: 12/12/2007 4:59 PM ET
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I had forgotten about that.  You are right!  Independence is just down the road from me.  If I see any signs of Jesus returning I'll be sure to post it.

 

Date Posted: 12/12/2007 7:27 PM ET
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Where are you at Heloise? I'm about 75th St. and I-35 on the Kansas side.

Date Posted: 12/12/2007 11:17 PM ET
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I'm around Highway 152 and I-435 on the Missouri side.

 

Date Posted: 12/14/2007 9:45 AM ET
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HI, neighbors - Shannon and Beverly!  I'm in Grandview, off Hwy 71, just south of the dreaded triangle!!

Rainey, the Mormon group here in Independence were called the RLDS - the Reformed group; they believe the 2nd Coming will be here and stayed during the trek West, splitting off from the main group.  Nowadays, they are called the Community of Christ - why? who knows.  Anyway their church is beautiful and the spire can be seen from miles away. 

But really I can't imagine if He were to come back why he'd pick MO!!  ROTFL.

Cheers, Margaret 

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