November 15th, 2008 - Paul-183066 said:
After the election results came in I prayed and prayed. I went to the Scriptures and came upon this reading from Jeremiah 17:5-13. I cannot think of anything more appropriate about what we have just witnessed. May God have mercy on us.
5Thus says the Lord:
Cursed are those who trust in mere mortals
and make mere flesh their strength,
whose hearts turn away from the Lord.
6They shall be like a shrub in the desert,
and shall not see when relief comes.
They shall live in the parched places of the wilderness,
in an uninhabited salt land.
7Blessed are those who trust in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.
8They shall be like a tree planted by water,
sending out its roots by the stream.
It shall not fear when heat comes,
and its leaves shall stay green;
in the year of drought it is not anxious,
and it does not cease to bear fruit.
9The heart is devious above all else;
it is perverse—
who can understand it?
10I the Lord test the mind
and search the heart,
to give to all according to their ways,
according to the fruit of their doings.
11Like the partridge hatching what it did not lay,
so are all who amass wealth unjustly;
in mid-life it will leave them,
and at their end they will prove to be fools.
12O glorious throne, exalted from the beginning,
shrine of our sanctuary!
13O hope of Israel! O Lord!
All who forsake you shall be put to shame;
those who turn away from you* shall be recorded in the underworld,*
for they have forsaken the fountain of living water, the
November 5th, 2008 - Dino-72346 said:
There have been 117 million votes cast by 5:30 AM on November 5th......62 to 55 million in favor of Obama.
There are 70 million Catholics in the USA, what happened........we should have controlled this election!
I am embarrassed that my fellow Catholics felt in necessary to not follow Church Doctrine and the Magisterium. It is a sad time for all of us! Perhaps, it is time for many Catholics in name only to consider another religion? This is not a faith, and a religion of choice.......the Doctrine was established over 2008 years ago and the leadership is a succession of the Disciples and Apostles of Christ. This is a Faith and Religion of Life, and the pursuit of attaining the Kingdom of Heaven, and helping your brothers and sisters attain the Kingdom of Heaven.
Voting selfishly for economic reasons will not save the lives of millions of unborn over the next four years! How will you who voted for Obama......justify that when it is your judgement day?
Lets not only pray for our new President, but pray for all those who voted for him............especially our so called brothers and sisters in faith!
November 4th, 2008 - Joshua-137903 said:
I am pro-life for Mccain!
hey, does anyone know if carlos is actually Alan Colmes?
so if i vote then i am compromising with evil?
Catholics have a moral obligation to promote the common good through the exercise of their voting privileges(The Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2240)
AGAIN AND AGAIN, I AM PRO-LIFE FOR MCCAIN!
November 4th, 2008 - Joshua-137903 said:
I am pro-life for Mccain and definitely disagree with Obama and Carlos.
In some political races, each candidate takes a wrong position on one or more issues involving non-negotiable moral principles. In such a case you may vote for the candidate who takes the fewest such positions or who seems least likely to be able to advance immoral legislation.
A vote cast in such a situation is not morally the same as a positive endorsement for candidates, laws, or programs that promote intrinsic evils: Rather, it is an action aimed at limiting the evil, and an action that limits evil is good. As Pope John Paul II indicated regarding a situation where it is not possible to overturn or completely defeat a law allowing abortion, "an elected official whose absolute personal opposition to procured abortion was well know could licitly support proposals aimed at limiting the harm done by such a law and at lessening its negative consequences at the level of general opinion and public morality"(EV 73; also CPL, n.4).
Catholics must strive to put in place candidates, laws, and political programs that are in full accord with non-negotiable moral values. Where an ideal candidate, law, or program is not on the table, we are to choose the best option, the one that promotes the greatest good entails the least evil.
I believe everyone has good reason to vote, free will granted by the country we live in, and most importantly free will that God has given all of us.
John Mccain for president 2008
November 4th, 2008 - Joshua-137903 said:
PRO-LIFE FOR JOHN MCCAIN, just wondering Carlos, umm, you have commented earlier that you are not voting for either candidate because for some dumb reason you can't distinguish between the two. why is then you are debating against only conservatives who are for mccain? i may be wrong, but i think it is very clear who you are for.
PRO-LIFE FOR JOHN MCCAIN
November 4th, 2008 - Victor-365610 said:
Something all voters should think about is if you're decision is to vote against war and not for life, is that when dealing with war, you need to remember that war happens BECAUSE of sin and abortion is sin in it's most haneous form. Do you want to stop the wars? Then stop abortion first! And let's not forget that the people doing the actual fighting in the wars have a choice to drop their weapons and refuse to kill others where an unborn child has no voice, no power, no ability to control whether they live or die. War is never a good thing, but when it comes down to it, I will always vote for a candidate who wants to protect unborn children which inherently lies the cause of war in the first place.
November 3rd, 2008 - Joshua-137903 said:
I am Pro-life, and of course then i voted for Mccain! Obama has horrible stance on abortion, and also, i don't agree with him on any other issues. Besides all of this, Obama has been accused of not being a natural born citizen of the United States. And according to the constitution, he can not be elected president or even be considered a candidate if he is not. He has not shown proof against these accusations. How can he be president then?
October 30th, 2008 - Christopher-334827 said:
“If you vote for him, you vote for Satan.” Derek-332265 –
God bless you man but wow you are way out on the ledge with that comment. Also some of the statements you made cry out with an astounding ignorance. Now please do not misunderstand this, I do not mean to suggest that you are an idiot, it just means you’re not well informed.
For example, let us look at your comments on Palin. You were quick to point out the media hype about how she answered the VP question. However, you overlook the fact that she is the only the candidate that has any real executive experience in Government.
Then there is your comment that “a vote for McCain is a vote for GWB,” which is inexcusably inane. If one looks at McCain’s record over the years that he has been in office one would easily come to recognize that he votes his own conscience. This is a claim that cannot be made by the Obama campaign with any type of validity as Obama’s record shows that he has overwhelmingly been a partisan voter.
Next is your comment on the economy. I hate to be the prophet of doom here but regardless of who wins the presidency the economy is not going to get fixed. Yes, they may put a temporary Band-Aid on it but short of some worldwide catastrophe, we are in a Global economy and with that means those high paying jobs of yesteryear are gone. Moreover, many jobs are shipped overseas to those who instead of working for ten dollars an hour are content and survive well off of five. It is just something that we need to get comfortable with as an unpleasant fact of modern life. Moreover, this is something that we need to consider when, we as a country, discuss immigration, job training and education.
Now about your statement on education, you say, “college kids will not be able to afford expenses”. The fact is that anyone who has shown the desire and potential to further their education can get Guaranteed Student Loans. Yes, one may need to take a part time job washing dishes and there is the fact you must pay this money back but a college education is attainable. One needs only to work hard and accept the responsibility for that which one wishes to accomplish in life. One should not expect hand-outs! Moreover, a college education is not the answer for everybody. Some of the highest paying jobs in this country are the ones you only need a High School Degree to obtain; however, these jobs do require hard work and commitment. Likewise, they are not the most pleasant of jobs and so therefore most United State Citizens think that these jobs are beyond their social status. This leads me to the last statement of yours I wish to address. Being: “McCain represents everything wrong with this country”.
What is wrong with this country is multifaceted. Yet to put a simple face on it: It has become saturated in a culture that rejects personal responsibility, it prefers entertainment over hard work – most would rather spend three hours playing meaningless games on a PLAYSTATION, than to sit down and devote time to studying the classics and the collective knowledge of our ancestors. It has become a culture that demands peace and stability but is unwilling to do what it takes to maintain that atmosphere. Again, these are just drops in the reservoir of problems that plaque our country. So instead of outlandishly stating that McCain represents everything wrong with this country perhaps you ought to be more responsible in your statements and place the blame to those who deserve it; that is us and the culture that we allow to propagate.
God Bless (Us All)
October 28th, 2008 - Dino-72346 said:
This is from FOX today:
October 28th, 2008 2:12 PM Eastern
Using Religion to Attract Catholic Voters While Denying Church Teachings Is Insulting
Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden spoke about his views on abortion in an interview with The News Journal of Delaware earlier this month. He told his home state’s newspaper “I know that my church has wrestled with this for 2,000 years.”
We saw a similar argument come from Speaker Nancy Pelosi when she charged that the Catholic Church has been “bipolar” over the centuries when it comes to abortion. She was rebuked by her bishop and now Biden has experienced the same response from his bishop, who answered him in a Letter to the Editor.
No one forces anyone into faith, but when one embraces it, one should be held accountable according to the tenets of that faith.
Biden and Pelosi are free to believe whatever they wish, of course. But they are not free to misstate doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church. The church hierarchy is in charge of doctrine. If one doesn’t agree with those doctrines, one is free to leave that church. Using religion to attract the votes of faithful Catholics while denying church teachings is an affront. Serious Catholics will judge those who do such things accordingly.
October 28th, 2008 - Mary-237262 said:
I consider the average unborn/born child an average American so before I look into my pocket I must consider the abortion issues first. As a Catholic, I cannot, in good conscience, vote for a candidate that supports it. I believes this tells much about one's character. What's next, the "unproductive elderly"...euthanasia?
October 28th, 2008 - Elizabeth-51838 said:
Obama is pro ESCR and Pro abortion. He also is a radical supporter of Planned Parenthood.
Obama is NOT a Christian in his way of thinking, Again, NO Christian should support abortion or perverted sex education or personally seek out Planned Parenthood to defeat a bill intended to protect babies that survive abortion attempts.
Obama has said he will sign the FREEDOM OF CHOICE ACT. At least McCain (Though he fails on the ESCR issue) made no such horrendous promise.
And Obama will only appoint SC Justices that would NEVER overturn R vs W.
With McCain we have a bigger chance of more conservative justices.
October 27th, 2008 - Elizabeth-51838 said:
No Christian would sit in the pew of an american hating racist preacher and not realize this minister is crazy. No Christian can support planned parenthood's peverted view of Sexuality.
No Christian can support a man who supports abortion for ANY reason and refused to vote for a bill that would protect babies BORN ALIVE during an abortion procedure.
Obama is NOT a Christian.
October 26th, 2008 - Elizabeth-51838 said:
And Jesus who said we should be like little children and said "let the little children come to me" would say that we have a duty to vote for someone who will protect the lives of the children who have been conceived, but have not been born because they are in danger of abortion.
Abortion is MORE important than War.
Between 3000 and 4000 babies die EVERY day from Abortion. At least 50 Million since 1973.
If we don't vote, we may NEVER be able to overturn R vs. W!
October 25th, 2008 - Elizabeth-51838 said:
I will vote for McCain because Obama is the more dangerous candidate. Saying that a baby would be a PUNISHMENT is disgusting. He also promised the FOCA. Not voting says I don't care. Well, I do care. And I will be taking my right to vote seriously.
Oh, and if we hadn't fought the American Revolution, we might still be under the control of England. During Colonial times, Maryland was the *only* safe state for Catholics. Would we be safe elsewhere? Slavery might still be around if we hadn't fought the Civil War. And WWII? We couldn't stay out of that after we were attacked at Pearl Harbor.
Though shall not kill applies to the born and unborn, but some wars ARE justifiable.
October 25th, 2008 - Jane-75498 said:
I'll be voting for McCain/Palin. I had hoped the Republican party had a more conservative candidate, but at least McCain has a better moral compass and respects life. It bothers me when someone votes no to banning partial birth abortion. I was horrified and sickened when I learned that a baby is allowed to die after a botched abortion. Obama also believes in "spreading the wealth." I'd rather we take responsibility for our own lives and not expect the government to take care of us. May the best candidate for our country win, and that would be McCain.
October 24th, 2008 - Michael-311080 said:
There is legislation that does put restrictions on aborton, and Obama has said that one of the first things he will do as president is reverse this. This is not my opinion, this is what Obama said. Obama, also said, he would not want his doughter burdoned by a baby. Obama has no respect for life. Both candidates may not be ideal, but, at least MCcain respects life. If you are prolife and do not vote, than your NO vote is a vote for Obama.
check out BLACKGENOCIDE.ORG ? I'm not a black man, but this outraged me. Maybe Obama should see this site.
Obama's tax policy simplified.
Little man gets a tax cut and he's happy. Big man is the reason the little man has a job. Big man gets a tax increase and he's unhappy. Big man doesn't want to take a pay cut, so he makes up the differance to compensate for the tax increase. What does big man do? Big man either moves business out of country or raises price of product or lays off little man. LITTLE MAN LOSES.
Of course, none of this matters if you're dead.
I know I have sin in my life that needs to be delt with. We must all get our personal lives cleaned up and right with God, and pray. Only than can we change the world.
October 23rd, 2008 - Jason-249714 said:
Many issues can be debated and compromised. But until we secure the inalienable right to life (and lay to rest the culture of death in general), civilization itself is at risk. Life is the civil rights issue of our day, and listed first in the D of Ind: "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"