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  1. Please show your evidence for this claim. I hope they will. I want to be exhonorated and ach exposed for the liar that he so clearly is.
  2. In other words, you lied. Just like your father, the Father or Lies, you lied. Where is your evidence that I have "numerous accounts"? What are the names on these alleged accounts? If what you're saying is true, then why aren't the moderators and administrators taking your charges seriously? The only basis you seem to have for your slander and false witness is that I allegedly only had three posts in ten years. How is that evidence? That's not unreasonable at all. This board has very few members (most likely because people passing by see hateful little trolls like you and decide to skip it). You do realize, don't you, that there are entire forums on this message board that don't receive new posts for weeks or even months at a time. You, yourself, don't even respond to them. So, given that most of them, I don't find interesting enough to post to in the first place. So why is it that unreasonable that I don't post here as often as some others? Is it really damning evidence to you that I have a life outside of the internet? Tthat I'm not such a social pariah that people in the real world actually want to interact with me? If you can't imagine a life away from message boards, then you need to see a doctor about that. Bottom line: Even the moderators aren't taking your charges seriously.
  3. Maybe. But I would rather know if they believe I have one or not. Unfortunately, all I have is their word.
  4. Not at all. He's been dealt with on the other board. What I'm doing is bringing his complaint here to ask the moderators to investigate it and, if warranted, to punish my alleged violation of the rules. That seems fair, doesn't it? I mean, I'm not above the rules, am I? If his accusation is true, shouldn't it be addressed?
  5. Even if that were true, I'm not complaining. I'm just asking a question. Don't you think it's reasonable of me to want to know if I'm breaking the rules by having these alleged "numerous accounts"?
  6. No, not at all. I just want the mods to investigate me to tell me whether or not I have more than one account here. I know I don't, but I would like their decision as evidence. And, besides, whether I want him banned from BaptistBoard is a moot point at this point, as he's probably going to be banned, anyway. He's already had two threads closed and a stern rebuke from the mods.
  7. I'm more concerned about disproving his claims that I have "numerous accounts" on OB. The other board isn't an issue. He's about to be banned from there, anyway.
  8. On another message board, "Dr"JamesAch is falsely claiming that I have "numerous accounts" here. Obviously, what our false witness bearing friend says elsewhere is not your problem. However, if what he is saying is true (and, like all the other accusations he's made toward me, it's not), then that would a violation of OB rules. Would you please investigate this and tell us whether or not I have any other accounts?
  9. I think that's subjective. If that's the message you take away from mohawks, then I think you have an obligation not to get a mohawk.
  10. I think it depends. First of all, let's remember that hairstyles are cultural and, thus, subjective. Remember that, in the 19th century, most men had long hair that would have been considered "sinful" by many Christians just fifty years later and, fifty years after that, would have been considered short by most Christians. While it's true that some hairstyles are associated with rebellion, I seriously doubt your five year old wants a mohawk to protest against societal norms. From what you've described, I don't see how you would be causing your parents to sin, but I would explain to your child, in age appropriate language, that how we present ourselves on the outside presents a message to the world about us. That's why we dress up when we go to church, because we have reverence for God, or why we dress for court or weddings, because we have respect for the sanctity of those institutions, or why we dress casually to go to a ball game, because that's about fun and recreation. Personally, when I see a mohawk, my first thought isn't about punks or rebellion, but "Airborne!"
  11. Auburn88

    Your Favorite Hymns?

    I don't think I have a favorite to sing. I like to sing them all. But to just sit back and reflect on the words, my favorite by far is "'Tis Finished, the Messiah Dies": 'Tis finished! The Messiah dies, Cut off for sins, but not His own: Accomplished is the sacrifice, The great redeeming work is done. 'Tis finished! all the debt is paid; Justice divine is satisfied; The grand and full atonement made; God for a guilty world hath died. The veil is rent in Christ alone; The living way to heaven is seen; The middle wall is broken down, And all mankind may enter in. The types and figures are fulfilled; Exacted is the legal pain; The precious promises are sealed; The spotless Lamb of God is slain. The reign of sin and death is o'er, And all may live from sin set free; Satan hath lost his mortal power; 'Tis swallowed up in victory. Saved from the legal curse I am, My Savior hangs on yonder tree: See there the meek, expiring Lamb! 'Tis finished! He expires for me. Accepted in the Well-beloved, And clothed in righteousness divine, I see the bar to heaven removed; And all Thy merits, Lord, are mine. Death, hell, and sin are now subdued; All grace is now to sinners given; And lo, I plead the atoning blood, And in Thy right I claim Thy heaven!
  12. Not familiar with the book, but here's something I posted recently on another message board that may help a little:
  13. Jerry, we live on a farm and we have sheep and goats. Every now and then, one of our sheep will wander out of the pen. I'll wake up in the morning or look out my window and there they'll be, bleating and walking around and around the pen, trying to find his way back intothe pen because he knows he's part of a flock and wants to be with the other sheep. Our goats, on the other hand, are another story. When one of them gets out of the pen (there's a fallen tree they like to play on and I think they use that to jump over the fence), I have to go and track them down. They fight me every step of the way, too. They don't want to go back in the pen because goats tend to be solitary animals and don't really care about their herd. People can be a lot like sheep and goats and the Bible makes a pretty frightening distinction between sheep and goats.
  14. I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I almost voted for Buchanan once. The ideas expressed by Gingrich and Romney is a big reason I abandoned the Republican Party. It's time to bring our troops home from the Middle East, from Japan, Korea, from Europe, and soon to be from Australia and stop being the world's policeman. We've lost too many good young men over the last ten years because of this foolsihness. As it is, the only two people in the current GOP field I'd vote for are Johnson or possibly Paul.
  15. We have a strict no-fast food policy in our household. No McDonalds (although my wife has granted me a special dispensation for the duration of the McRib), no Burger King, no Wendy's, etc. Guess what the one exception is: Chik-fil-A. We love Chik-fil-A. Not only is the food good, but the service is a little shocking if all you're used to is snotty kids and surley managers who couldn't care whether you come back or not. I've never been in a Chik-fil-A where the kids weren't friendly and helpful. It actually reminds me a little (and I'm dating myself here) when you would pull into the Texaco station and a team of men would come out like a NASCAR pit crew to service your car while you were waiting. I like the way they have community nights to support local charities and I love and have a tremendous amount of respect for them for choosing to honor the Lord's Day, even though it results in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue. There isn't one thing not to like about Chik-fil-A. Truett Cathy founded the company on Biblical principles and that's why it stands head and shoulders above the rest.
  16. You don't always know you have a hearing problem. My hearing was severely damaged after twenty years of spending night after night in front of loud amplifiers and speakers. I got so used to people repeating themselves for me and reading their lips and facial expressions, that I honestly didn't know I had a problem until an incident occurred that made me realize I was almost deaf. Fortunately for me, my problem was relatively simple to repair and now I hear as well or better than I did when I was young. But sometimes, you just don't realize that you can't hear.
  17. I lived in Key West for about two years. The joke was always that the bars were always packed, but nobody drank. They just went there for the air conditioning.
  18. First thing I wouldn't do would be to make a big deal out of it. As the father of seven children, four of whom are teenagers, things like this come up all the time (not body piercing, thank goodness). I usually just pull out the ol' photo album and show them pictures of me with my bell bottoms, long hair, mullet, my earring, my vest (remember the early 90's when we decided that vests and bolo ties were a good idea?), my acid washed jeans, the leather pants, my wife's feathered hair, big hair, shoulder pads on ladies' dresses, etc. and I ask them how long they think those fads lasted. They usually laugh say something like, "That's so goofy looking. How could you possibly have thought that looked cool?" That's the part where I say, "BINGO!" Take that for what it's worth but, so far, it's kept my daughters from looking like Lydia the Tattooed Lady and my sons from looking like my daughters. That having been said, if they did get a piercing, it wouldn't really be a big deal. As long as I can resist the urge to stick refridgerator magnets to their face while they're asleep, it wouldn't be the end of the world. Just remember, the bigger deal you make out of something, the more children are going to want to do it.
  19. Don't have cicadas here. I miss them. But on the other hand, there's nothing quite as nice as listening to the breeze blow through the corn on a summer evening. Last night was so nice that my dog and I took the golf cart up to one of the fields and just walked. He chased deer and one fox, while I walked along and listened. It's very peaceful to hear the wind through the corn, just punctuated every few minutes by an owl calling his mate. A team of wild horses couldn't drag me back to the city.
  20. Funny you should mention this. I post on an extremely liberal "Christian" site and we just had this conversation. Is it wrong? I don't believe so. Is it wise, I don't believe it is because I believe it gives a false sense of holiness of the pastor. When somebody calls me "Reverend", I don't correct them, but I would never ask or encourage someone to call me that. "Pastor" or simply "Brother" is fine.
  21. I like Todd. I think he's a fine preacher, a good radio show host, and a nice guy. Although I don't really have a personal relationship with him, we've talked via email several times and he has shared my testimony on the air. Now that having been said, I think he does sometimes go a little overboard in his definitions. Not wrong, necessarily, just a little too aggressive. For example, I also disgaree with the way he defines coveting as any desire to have anything, whereas my understanding of the word would be not merely wanting something, but a jealousy that comes from being unsatisfied with God's provision (i.e. "That's not fair! I've been faithful! I should be the one God blessed with a new car, not that guy!"). In Todd's defense, he has acknowledged that he does this and has explained that the reason he does it is because he doesn't always know where the line is, so rather than crossing the line and dishonoring God, it's better just to stay as far away from the line as possible which, when put that way, I respect. "Idiot" and "moron" are clinical medical terms, so I'm not sure I agree with him using them as examples, but I get his point that when used outside of a medical context, they're often an indication of hatred or unjust anger. On a side note, older shows are available through Living Waters' website. I prefer the "phone fishing" of the older shows, when Trish, Aaron, Tony, et al, would go out on the street and witness. When Todd does it on Witness Wednesdays, it seems like every encounter is the same.
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