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Progressive 1 year, 12 months ago on Squawk of the Day - August 3, 2012

Billy - if you are for all freedoms without picking and choosing, then you should be OK with your neighbor having sex with your dog (his choice of being free to choose who he mates with), or if your 65 year old neighbor wants to marry a 12 year old girl, or even wants to marry a chicken. There comes a point where there must be reasonable guidelines for a civilized society. Sounds absurd does't it? These will not affect your marriage either, but should they be viewed as OK by others according to your flawed views?

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Progressive 1 year, 12 months ago on Squawk of the Day - August 3, 2012

Billybob, read John 11:25&26. Do you believe in a literal interpretation? Also, read, Matt. 11:5, Matt. 12:9, and Matt 20:30, John 11:43&44 and Mark 10:46 for more of your quest for divine healing. As believers, our charge is to share the truth. Yours is to accept or reject the truth. Careful though, because there are consequences to your choices. Oh, and don't respond with asking if I was there to see these healings, because neither were you.

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Progressive 1 year, 12 months ago on Albany Chick-fil-A customers support restaurant’s CEO

You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something you can measure. Science can't even explain a thought. Science uses electricity and magnetism, but we have never seen, much less fully understood either one. So you have faith that it will work, every time you flip the switch, even though you have observed it to work in the past. Others may have experienced an encounter with God, therefore they do believe. Does that mean there is no God just because your specific prayer was not answered in the way you wanted it to be? If by praying for an amputee you mean trying to restore a part that is now missing, you are trying to force God into your human and earthly wants. Maybe this is not what God intended. Maybe there is another purpose for your life that is not understood at this time. Not trying to be disrespectful, just trying to let you see there is another side.

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Progressive 1 year, 12 months ago on Albany Chick-fil-A customers support restaurant’s CEO

Billybob, do you believe there is evil in this world? If you do then your conclusions above have no merit for there not being a God. Evil does not exist, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, the absence of light and heat. Evil is a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat, or the darkness that comes when there is no light. You must have faith in God, just as much as you would have faith that the lights will come on or the A/C will work when you flip the switch.

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Progressive 1 year, 12 months ago on Squawk of the Day - August 2, 2012

It seems some of you are letting your emotions get in the way of reasoning. If the money is available, I think all would be in agreement to keep the libraries open and available for reading, Internet, and improving ones mind. However, when library funds are cut (By the State), hard choices must be made. If funds are cut in your own home circumstances, do you continue to spend for non-critical and non-essential services? Or do you make hard choices on how best to spend your funds? Do you buy a car for your neighbor just because they do not have one, or is this another choice that you make to control your own expenses? Just trying to shed some common sense reasoning on a subject that has different perspectives.

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Progressive 1 year, 12 months ago on Albany Chick-fil-A customers support restaurant’s CEO

Hate the sin, love the sinner. Dan's opinion was never about hate or not wanting to serve the gays. However, look at the reaction of the gays. Theirs is about retaliation, and trying to stop CFA from doing business which is an attack on the innocent people who work at these businesses. Should there be a ban on traveling to Chicago, San Fran, Boston, etc for any business conventions or business for the opinions of the mayors from these cities?

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Progressive 1 year, 12 months ago on Squawk of the Day - August 2, 2012

Fact = both of the closed libraries were low useage facilities. They needed to be closed during these low dollar economic conditions. The library chairman should be commended for taking action to reduce expenses, and not chastized by County Commissioner Hayes. I have said several times, if these 2 libraries were so critical, then let the clergy and people whining about them find the funds to keep them open (only about $400,000). Otherwise, stop asking others to fund them for you. Also, it seems the complaint is that they are taking away a library convenience for those in the more low income areas. If this is really the case (which is more like we want the free Internet services), then why have they not been complaining about the lack of libraries in the southern part of the county. Busted!

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Progressive 1 year, 12 months ago on DCSS hires teachers, principals at meeting

I wonder how many others reacted the same way about Pres Bush going into Iraq due to the reported evidence of WMDs at that time turned out to be "not as bad" as reported.

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Progressive 1 year, 12 months ago on Chick-fil-A standing firm on gay marriage issue

Went by CFA today, and the lines were extremely long to show them our support for the right for Truett to have an opinion. There was even an Albany Police car having to divert traffic from the right hand lane on Dawson Road. What a great sight to see this support from our community for something that is good.

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