Is Anyone Else Starting To Freak Out A Little By Watching The News?

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 31, 2011 3:10 PM GMT
    I find myself hardly being able to turn on CNN or another news channel lately. "Earthquake", "Tsunami", "Nuclear Meltdown", "U.S. Spending $50 million a day now on 3rd War in Libya", "U.S. Headed Towards Government Budget Shutdown", "Entire Mideast in Turmoil". It just seems like the entire world is spinning out of control.

    Anyone else feeling stress over this?
  • rnch

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    Mar 31, 2011 3:13 PM GMT
    i recall a quote from President eisenhower in which he said he never read he newspaper...starting to understand why.

    yeh, the news channels do seem to be more full of Doom and Gloom than in the past, hey?

    kinda puts my daily struggle to pay the bills and keep the visa card paid off in perspective..
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    Mar 31, 2011 3:14 PM GMT
    Bad news sells
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 31, 2011 3:29 PM GMT
    jprichva saidNow now, Todd, take a deep breath.
    Don't panic until the headlines read "Market for ridiculously high-end homes in Scottsdale crashes"

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    Inhale the good thoughs....exhale the bad thoughts...inhale good....exhale bad....inhale....exhale...inhale...exhale....

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    Mar 31, 2011 3:35 PM GMT
    lol, you can be concerned, greatly so, without being unduly stressed. icon_wink.gif




  • rnch

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    Mar 31, 2011 3:47 PM GMT
    today's news headlines make me realize why my father, at the end of the "huntley-brinkley news show" on the local NBC channel, around 1967 or so, after watching the news reports of the stupidity in viet nam and President johnson's macho quotes, would walk quickly up to our round tube, zenith color console tv, snap the volume/power knob quickly to the left, and walk away, quietly muttering to himself.

    "some things never change"


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    Mar 31, 2011 4:11 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI find myself hardly being able to turn on CNN or another news channel lately. "Earthquake", "Tsunami", "Nuclear Meltdown", "U.S. Spending $50 million a day now on 3rd War in Libya", "U.S. Headed Towards Government Budget Shutdown", "Entire Mideast in Turmoil". It just seems like the entire world is spinning out of control.

    Anyone else feeling stress over this?


    That's life. It's chaotic. Nothing new. Your just more aware of it because of the 24hr cable news channels, internet, and instantaneous news sources. And besides, the eye popping headlines give riddler and sonofabeach something to post about all day long.
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    CuriousJockAZ saidI find myself hardly being able to turn on CNN or another news channel lately. "Earthquake", "Tsunami", "Nuclear Meltdown", "U.S. Spending $50 million a day now on 3rd War in Libya", "U.S. Headed Towards Government Budget Shutdown", "Entire Mideast in Turmoil". It just seems like the entire world is spinning out of control.

    Anyone else feeling stress over this?


    That's life. It's chaotic. Nothing new. Your just more aware of it because of the 24hr cable news channels, internet, and instantaneous news sources. And besides, the eye popping headlines give riddler and sonofabeach something to post about all day long.


    If you bothered to read some of the articles you'd understand that I'm interested in prospective issues. The issues with the debt/deficit _are_ scary. The longer people like you deny there's an issue thinking that we can accommodate special interest groups xyz

    Contrast to

    (a+b) earthquake - it happened, nothing we can do about it, and there will be more - it's no different than say Indonesia a few years ago or Haiti - natural disasters happen; how we deal with it shows our resilience as a civilization/nations;

    (c) nuclear meltdown - I've consistently noted that the media has taken an absurdly sensationalist approach to this story even if there are serious issues to be dealt with;

    (d) Libya... well I'm undecided on that one both cheering against anyone who would bomb protesters but unsure about what comes after and what the end game here is

    (e) government shutdown would be unfortunate but what is most unfortunate is that both parties are not even dealing with the biggest issues. The question is whether or not enough people are uncomfortable enough with the impending debts/deficits to actually do something instead of cutting small token amounts, making serious choices about the role and function of government as the deficits as they stand are unsustainable even if those like you would deny it.

    (f) I'm quite optimistic about the Middle East in turmoil. The status quo is untenable and unsustainable. If we get a few more open societies that will be a good thing. That there are popular uprisings against brutal dictators is a good thing in my books. Of course this leaves a lot of questions unanswered but this presumes that the status quo has been better.

    Your simplistic and somewhat naive approach to the world and ideas while on some levels enviable, is dissimilar to mine.
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    Mar 31, 2011 4:52 PM GMT
    CuriousJ, its not so much the subject of the news that bothers me, its the bullshit angles the news blowhards put to everything. FOX is the worst of the offenders with the likes of Beck, skewing the news in ways to scare the public into unfounded fears about the Government, or others totally coming from their far right point of view, shamelessly making claims that stretch the truth to the max.

    The other channels are so influenced by the big corps that own them, or the influence of AIPAC for instance that we are not getting the full story from any of them. Its my observation that Maddow comes the closest to being "fair and balanced", but even so, I turned off the news channels back in January and only watched for a short time during the aftermath of the earth quake in Japan. I'm through watching news channels where all they do is argue over their biased opinions. All that confusion just sets a person on edge, and I prefer spending my days in peace. LOL !!
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    Mar 31, 2011 5:00 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said...How do you feel about what's NOT being reported: The Congress and Obama administration is adding $4 Billion to the debt each day and that the interest on the debt is going to bankrupt the country within the next few years as interest rates rise and inflation kicks in.

    Good thing nobody is reporting that!

    Instead we get "We offer $6 Billion in reasonable cuts to the budget, anything more than that is EXTREME!" from the Democrats.




    southbeach jane, i shall repeat the question i asked you on another related thread:

    how come you weren't complaining when the last temporary occupant of 1600 penn ave, namely President george bush, was racking up budget deficets and starting foreign wars that he made NO provisions to pay for??


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    Mar 31, 2011 5:17 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI find myself hardly being able to turn on CNN or another news channel lately. "Earthquake", "Tsunami", "Nuclear Meltdown", "U.S. Spending $50 million a day now on 3rd War in Libya", "U.S. Headed Towards Government Budget Shutdown", "Entire Mideast in Turmoil". It just seems like the entire world is spinning out of control.

    Anyone else feeling stress over this?


    There's really nothing we can do about it, so just deal with the problems of the day and don't look too far in the future. Each day has enough trouble of its own without worring about tomorrow. I'm actually more concerned about the escalating gas prices because whatever recovery we have made from the recession is going to take another big nose dive, if gas prices go up to $4-$5/gallon by this summer. Gas prices just took another huge jump up again today. Our entire economy is dependent on shipping and fuel and this is going to break a lot of corporations and businesses and consumers in general. Because many people aren't even going to be able to afford to put gas in their car to get to work on the little income they make and in some cases, it may even cost more to go to work, then if they just stayed home. And high gas prices will raise the cost of everything we consume.
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    CuriousJockAZ saidI find myself hardly being able to turn on CNN or another news channel lately. "Earthquake", "Tsunami", "Nuclear Meltdown", "U.S. Spending $50 million a day now on 3rd War in Libya", "U.S. Headed Towards Government Budget Shutdown", "Entire Mideast in Turmoil". It just seems like the entire world is spinning out of control.

    Anyone else feeling stress over this?


    That's life. It's chaotic. Nothing new. Your just more aware of it because of the 24hr cable news channels, internet, and instantaneous news sources. And besides, the eye popping headlines give riddler and sonofabeach something to post about all day long.


    If you bothered to read some of the articles you'd understand that I'm interested in prospective issues. The issues with the debt/deficit _are_ scary. The longer people like you deny there's an issue thinking that we can accommodate special interest groups xyz

    Contrast to

    (a+b) earthquake - it happened, nothing we can do about it, and there will be more - it's no different than say Indonesia a few years ago or Haiti - natural disasters happen; how we deal with it shows our resilience as a civilization/nations;

    (c) nuclear meltdown - I've consistently noted that the media has taken an absurdly sensationalist approach to this story even if there are serious issues to be dealt with;

    (d) Libya... well I'm undecided on that one both cheering against anyone who would bomb protesters but unsure about what comes after and what the end game here is

    (e) government shutdown would be unfortunate but what is most unfortunate is that both parties are not even dealing with the biggest issues. The question is whether or not enough people are uncomfortable enough with the impending debts/deficits to actually do something instead of cutting small token amounts, making serious choices about the role and function of government as the deficits as they stand are unsustainable even if those like you would deny it.

    (f) I'm quite optimistic about the Middle East in turmoil. The status quo is untenable and unsustainable. If we get a few more open societies that will be a good thing. That there are popular uprisings against brutal dictators is a good thing in my books. Of course this leaves a lot of questions unanswered but this presumes that the status quo has been better.

    Your simplistic and somewhat naive approach to the world and ideas while on some levels enviable, is dissimilar to mine.




    Your pathetic personal attack on catfish just makes you look bad, riddler.
    It would be nice if you could post a comment responding to someone with a different point of view than yours, without including some pointless ugly personal attack.

    And the main reason we have a problem with "the debt/deficit", is because the Repub party said that "deficits don't matter" for the last 30 years, while they ran up massive yearly budget deficts every year they occupied the White House.

    FYI - the "special interest groups" that have been accommodated are: the richest 1-2% of Americans and corporate America.
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    Mar 31, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
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    southbeach1500 said...How do you feel about what's NOT being reported: The Congress and Obama administration is adding $4 Billion to the debt each day and that the interest on the debt is going to bankrupt the country within the next few years as interest rates rise and inflation kicks in.

    Good thing nobody is reporting that!

    Instead we get "We offer $6 Billion in reasonable cuts to the budget, anything more than that is EXTREME!" from the Democrats.




    southbeach jane, i shall repeat the question i asked you on another related thread:

    how come you weren't complaining when the last temporary occupant of 1600 penn ave, namely President george bush, was racking up budget deficets and starting foreign wars that he made NO provisions to pay for??


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    ...and rammed through a prescription drug bill that is 100% UNPAID FOR?
    The full costs of the Bush prescription drug bill just get larded onto the National Debt.
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    Mar 31, 2011 5:34 PM GMT
    I know many of you don't like anything Jesus says, but a lot of what he says is really good practical advice for all of us and can keep us from worrying too much and getting all stressed out about all the bad news.

    Do Not Worry
    25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
    28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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    Mar 31, 2011 5:38 PM GMT
    rickrick91 saidYour lame and pathetic personal attack on catfish just makes you look bad, riddler.
    It would be nice if you could post a comment responding to someone with a different point of view than yours, without including some pointless ugly personal attack.

    And the main reason we have a problem with "the debt/deficit", is because the Repub party said that "deficits don't matter" for the last 30 years, while they ran up massive yearly budget deficts every year they occupied the White House.

    FYI - the "special interest groups" that have been accommodated are: the richest 1-2% of Americans and corporate America.


    Charitable arguments are returned in kind - and only in a disproportionate world such as yours could what I said amount to a "lame and pathetic personal attack" for the crime of having "a different point of view than yours". Ironies abound. re: deficits, too bad the facts don't quite align to your views considering how they've grown multifold even from their peaks under Bush. Even if you believe that deficits is a Republican problem - for which I agree they have a responsibility in, it doesn't make it an issue that is any less critical or important that has to be dealt with.
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    Mar 31, 2011 5:39 PM GMT
    jockgymboy saidI know many of you don't like anything Jesus says, but a lot of what he says is really good practical advice for all of us and can keep us from worrying too much and getting all stressed out about all the bad news.

    Do Not Worry
    25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
    28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.





    The way that Jesus lived his life (and the values He espoused) is a great inspiration and role model to emulate, whether you believe he was the son of God or not.
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    Mar 31, 2011 5:45 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI find myself hardly being able to turn on CNN or another news channel lately. "Earthquake", "Tsunami", "Nuclear Meltdown", "U.S. Spending $50 million a day now on 3rd War in Libya", "U.S. Headed Towards Government Budget Shutdown", "Entire Mideast in Turmoil". It just seems like the entire world is spinning out of control.

    Anyone else feeling stress over this?


    No.

    The world is DEFINITELY not spinning out of control.

    Don't you remember much of the news from the 40s to the mid 80s? Cold War, Korean War, Vietnam War, Oil Embargoes, etc. etc.

    Times have been much worse and the media loves to sensationalize.
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    rickrick91 saidYour lame and pathetic personal attack on catfish just makes you look bad, riddler.
    It would be nice if you could post a comment responding to someone with a different point of view than yours, without including some pointless ugly personal attack.

    And the main reason we have a problem with "the debt/deficit", is because the Repub party said that "deficits don't matter" for the last 30 years, while they ran up massive yearly budget deficts every year they occupied the White House.

    FYI - the "special interest groups" that have been accommodated are: the richest 1-2% of Americans and corporate America.


    Charitable arguments are returned in kind - and only in a disproportionate world such as yours could what I said amount to a "lame and pathetic personal attack" for the crime of having "a different point of view than yours". Ironies abound. re: deficits, too bad the facts don't quite align to your views considering how they've grown multifold even from their peaks under Bush. Even if you believe that deficits is a Republican problem - for which I agree they have a responsibility in, it doesn't make it an issue that is any less critical or important that has to be dealt with.




    I never said that the National Debt isn't an important problem to be dealt with.
    I have ALWAYS cared about debt growth and reduction.
    UNLIKE the Repubs who said for 30 FUCKING YEARS that "deficits don't matter".
    They've only flip-flopped on the imprtance of debt reduction in the last couple of years.
    The POINT is that the Repubs have NO right to claim that they're more fiscally responsible than the Dems.
    The FACTS prove that's total BS.

    And calling catfish "simplistic" merely because he disagress with your point of view is an unnecessary attack on him.
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    southbeach1500 said
    CuriousJockAZ saidI find myself hardly being able to turn on CNN or another news channel lately. "Earthquake", "Tsunami", "Nuclear Meltdown", "U.S. Spending $50 million a day now on 3rd War in Libya", "U.S. Headed Towards Government Budget Shutdown", "Entire Mideast in Turmoil". It just seems like the entire world is spinning out of control.

    Anyone else feeling stress over this?


    How do you feel about what's NOT being reported: The Congress and Obama administration is adding $4 Billion to the debt each day and that the interest on the debt is going to bankrupt the country within the next few years as interest rates rise and inflation kicks in.

    Good thing nobody is reporting that!

    Instead we get "We offer $6 Billion in reasonable cuts to the budget, anything more than that is EXTREME!" from the Democrats.


    Yet another UNPROVOKED ATTACK bashing Obama!!!

    When you're ready to give up your tax cut to save your country southbeach, you'll have something to contribute...until then, don't pretend you're doing anything except trying to provoke the attacks you later claim are unprovoked!
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    rickrick91 saidAnd the main reason we have a problem with "the debt/deficit", is because the Repub party said that "deficits don't matter" for the last 30 years, while they ran up massive yearly budget deficts every year they occupied the White House.




    RickRick,

    What was the debt as of January 20, 2009?

    What is the debt as of today?

    Who has controlled Congress since January of 2009?

    Who has been President since January 20, 2009?







    That argument only works if you also are going to give President Obama credit for ending the 2007-2009 Bush recession.
    President Obama took office in January 2009, as you stated.
    The recession ended in August of 2009.
    So, President Obama deserves full credit for ending the Bush recession.
    Right, SB?
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    rickrick91 said
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    rickrick91 saidAnd the main reason we have a problem with "the debt/deficit", is because the Repub party said that "deficits don't matter" for the last 30 years, while they ran up massive yearly budget deficts every year they occupied the White House.




    RickRick,

    What was the debt as of January 20, 2009?

    What is the debt as of today?

    Who has controlled Congress since January of 2009?

    Who has been President since January 20, 2009?







    That argument only works if you also are going to give President Obama credit for ending the 2007-2009 Bush recession.
    President Obama took office in January 2009, as you stated.
    The recession ended in August of 2009.
    So, President Obama deserves full credit for ending the Bush recession.
    Right, SB?


    Sure, whatever.

    Now please fill in that little worksheet I provided to you and answer those 4 questions.




    In order to end the painful Bush recession - the worst recession in 70 years - and keep the country from sliding into another Great Depression - President Obama had to spend money to stimulate the economy, and get the economy moving again.
    It worked - as you just admitted!
    Yes, the money that was spent got added to the already huge National Debt left behind by Bush, but it was the only way to pull the country out of the Bush recession.
    So, as we can see clearly - the person who is to blame for the additional debt that's been added to the National Debt - is George W. Bush.
    He not only exploded the National Debt while he was in office with the two hugely expensive Bush wars, the Bush tax cuts for the rich, the Bush recession, and the 100% unpaid for Bush prescription drug bill - he's also responsible for the costs of the Obama stimulus bill.
    President Obama wouldn't have been forced to add the cost of the stimulus bill to the already massive National Debt left behind by Bush, if Bush hadn't left behind such a severe recession.
    So, the cost of the stimulus spending that was necessary to pull the country out of the Bush recession - is Bush's fault.
    The recession hit on his watch, and therefore, the cost of what it took to end the Bush recession is naturally BUSH'S FAULT.
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    CuriousJockAZ saidI find myself hardly being able to turn on CNN or another news channel lately. "Earthquake", "Tsunami", "Nuclear Meltdown", "U.S. Spending $50 million a day now on 3rd War in Libya", "U.S. Headed Towards Government Budget Shutdown", "Entire Mideast in Turmoil". It just seems like the entire world is spinning out of control.

    Anyone else feeling stress over this?


    That's life. It's chaotic. Nothing new. Your just more aware of it because of the 24hr cable news channels, internet, and instantaneous news sources. And besides, the eye popping headlines give riddler and sonofabeach something to post about all day long.


    If you bothered to read some of the articles you'd understand that I'm interested in prospective issues. The issues with the debt/deficit _are_ scary. The longer people like you deny there's an issue thinking that we can accommodate special interest groups xyz

    Contrast to

    (a+b) earthquake - it happened, nothing we can do about it, and there will be more - it's no different than say Indonesia a few years ago or Haiti - natural disasters happen; how we deal with it shows our resilience as a civilization/nations;

    (c) nuclear meltdown - I've consistently noted that the media has taken an absurdly sensationalist approach to this story even if there are serious issues to be dealt with;

    (d) Libya... well I'm undecided on that one both cheering against anyone who would bomb protesters but unsure about what comes after and what the end game here is

    (e) government shutdown would be unfortunate but what is most unfortunate is that both parties are not even dealing with the biggest issues. The question is whether or not enough people are uncomfortable enough with the impending debts/deficits to actually do something instead of cutting small token amounts, making serious choices about the role and function of government as the deficits as they stand are unsustainable even if those like you would deny it.

    (f) I'm quite optimistic about the Middle East in turmoil. The status quo is untenable and unsustainable. If we get a few more open societies that will be a good thing. That there are popular uprisings against brutal dictators is a good thing in my books. Of course this leaves a lot of questions unanswered but this presumes that the status quo has been better.

    Your simplistic and somewhat naive approach to the world and ideas while on some levels enviable, is dissimilar to mine.


    Maybe try hitting the gym sometime or just stepping away from the computer. You can't control the world. The world is obviously controlling you given the amount of time/number of political posts you make on a FITNESS website.
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    You all argueing like this is about like the talking heads on the news shows going back and forth at each other. LOL !!

    "CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG" ?
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    jockgymboy saidI know many of you don't like anything Jesus says, but a lot of what he says is really good practical advice for all of us and can keep us from worrying too much and getting all stressed out about all the bad news.

    Do Not Worry
    25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
    28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.





    The way that Jesus lived his life (and the values He espoused) is a great inspiration and role model to emulate, whether you believe he was the son of God or not.


    There are some of us who believe we are ALL the son of God.
    But who listens to me...?
    NO ONE, that's who. icon_mad.gif
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    rickrick91 said
    jockgymboy saidI know many of you don't like anything Jesus says, but a lot of what he says is really good practical advice for all of us and can keep us from worrying too much and getting all stressed out about all the bad news.

    Do Not Worry
    25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
    28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.





    The way that Jesus lived his life (and the values He espoused) is a great inspiration and role model to emulate, whether you believe he was the son of God or not.


    There are some of us who believe we are ALL the son of God.
    But who listens to me...?
    NO ONE, that's who. icon_mad.gif




    That's cool that you believe that.
    I certainly have no problem with it personally.
    I'm not an atheist.
    But why do you feel like you have the right to force your beliefs on other people?
    Why should other people have to listen to what you believe and accept your beliefs as their own?
    What right do you have to try to force people to do that?

    You have the right to choose for yourself what your beliefs are, without having anyone trying to force you to believe what they believe.
    Other people have the same right to make up their own minds.