Here are some problems that I've been worried about. I'm going to be direct, so don't think that I'm angry or trying to be disrespectful. Sometimes I have to be direct in order to properly express myself.
First, I asked you a year or two ago whether or not American football was sinful, and you told me that it wasn't and that it just involved motion. People get injured sometimes. Now you've watched a movie and you've changed your mind? Alright, what about watching football because of all the injuries? Is that wrong?
ANSWER***Yes indeed changed my mind. The Lord knows the heart and the situation of the un-covered world. Now and again I will watch a Soccer game.....Soccer like Hockey can be dirty and violent. Cleaned up, they both will be games played in the age to come. Boxing and that free for all stuff is from start to finish brutal violence, if will not be allowed in the age to come....I DO NOT WATCH it! God knows the situation..... Football is not all violent, same with Soccer.... for the situation of the unconverted world, my judgement with God's Spirit is that it is okay to watch Football and Hockey at times..... but one should not become drugged on such team games. I will continue to watch the Super Bowl, and the Stanley Cup final. The games themselves of Football and Hockey are not sin in themselves. It's like this, though I was captain of my High School Soccer team, and I love the game for itself, because it has become so un-sportsmanship and full of selfishness and fouls, I just do not have the desire to watch it that often anymore..... maybe the 1/4 and the semi-final and then the final of the World Cup. I am a great Olympic Games watcher.....yes there is the problem of doping, nothing I can do about that, I have to leave that up to the officials to discover and give out penalties. So in all such things that will be allowed in the age to come, today there can be problems.....the latest on TENNIS is a shocking..... again it is wrong, but I have no control of what goes on behind closed doors. Such bad things in good games per se will all be cleaned up when Jesus comes. So such games I watch NOW AND AGAIN, but I will not become drugged on watching them like some people seem to be.
Second, are game shows wrong? People can win a lot of money or prizes. They're competing in some way, so they're using some kind of skill or knowledge to win. They are, in a sense, earning the money and/or prizes.
A ***People are using skill.....like Jeopardy game for sure. Wheel of Fortune skill must be used. So not wrong....winning MILLIONS on such games [if they can.... just do not have time to watch them very often at all] My judgement.... will not be allowed in the age to come...... winning a car, or boat, and the less than those things I believe will be allowed in the age to come.
You told me that neutering a dog won't make them live longer. I'm sorry if I find this hard to believe. All the veterinary experts say that it will, and then Keith Hunt comes along who's not a veterinarian and says that it won't? Sorry, but I need some hard evidence of this before I can believe it.
A***Pretty upside down ideas from vets at times...... probably want people, I know they want people to make neuter their dogs and cats, to keep the sad situation down about too many dogs and cats with no homes and etc. The vets as really big on this and I can understand their overall love for the situation to change......BUT BOTTOM LINE, just no truth to their idea......in the dog world there are MANY different types of dogs, some tend to live longer than others as a type. And individuality is also part of it..... small dogs tend to live longer than large dogs whether neutered or not. In the horse world I'd laugh right in the vets face if they ever said that about horses.....I could consider the vet to be from planet Pluto and should go back to vet school and get it correct. Horses live on average 25 to 30 years; ponies 30 to 40 years. Whether neutered or not...... female horses ...mares are never neutered and again live 25 to 30 years on average. This is just the FACT in the horse world and a vet coming out with a statement that neutering a horse would make them live longer..... well they would be the joke of the vet world as well as the horsemanship world, and being so DUMB on that, any horse person would NOT have them for their vet.
The last thing for now is about this from your web site:
"One day I prayed that God would help Sara attain better speech capability. During this prayer for a "better" child, I began to wonder if my request was right. Looking back, I laugh at how ridiculous the prayer actually was. Help Sara gain better speech? Sara has a mind, and she has thoughts and ideas. She verbalizes them in ways suitable to her. If I don't understand her speech, then perhaps I'm the one with the disability. Just maybe Sara is not the one with the problem. Maybe we are. Maybe I am. I began to consider that my lack of understanding was the problem. I should be praying that God give me understanding. Perhaps I'm the one with the disability. Society says Sara has a speech impediment, but I have an understanding impediment."
Alright, this woman is delusional. A retarded child is still a child, but that doesn't mean that there's nothing wrong with it. Society is right. Sara has a speech impediment. She verbalizes her thoughts and ideas in ways suitable to her? She verbalizes them the way she does because she's too stupid to do it properly. I know I sound harsh, but I'm being practical. If you don't believe me, think about this: How can you properly accept Jesus as Savior when you're retarded? You can't. When this girl is dead, how do you think God will resurrect her in the Second Resurrection? Will she be competent or retarded? Now, if it's true what this mother says, that there's nothing wrong with her daughter and that maybe she or society has the problem, then why will God raise her to life in a way more suited for her to understand and to be saved? Obviously, if removing her mental retardation is necessary for this, then Sara has a problem. I'm not sure how to better explain it than that.
A***I agree with you. Not sure of the context all this was in; then again some parents do learn how to communicate with "handicapped" and again some then write as the above lady writes..... they have a certain mind-set and so then look at it all in a way, you and I would never look at it. Some like this mother get a twisted mind about it all, and think it's you or me or society that have the problem, and not the child.
But yes some mothers can get to understand their retarded child and so think there is nothing wrong with them, and also if they are coming from a religious stand, they can think God has has given them help, so to them if everyone prayed to God as she has done, they would understand her child and so to her the child is normal, everyone else is retarded ..... it's a strange mind-set some mother with "religion" can get into.