Agree or Disagree: You have trust in your local Police Force


This may seem like an obvious question. However, for a family in Calgary this week there is some questions.

 

Shelly Jones is the mother of murder victim Lacey-Jones Mcknight who was murdered last week. She stated that she called the police several times about her allegedly abusive ex-boyfriend. She was never told of any resources available to her.

 

Jones is obviously is upset that the police failed to act to the repeating threats and stalking behaviour.

 

The police have charged ex-boyfriend Kristopher (Tray) Guenther with second degree murder.

 

I know that there are many different situations that the police are involved in. Domestic disputes are one. And yes, they should be respected for what they do.

 

However, when something like this comes to mind, it might beg us to ask the question.

 

What do you feel the role and responsibilty of the Police is? And are they fulfilling it?

Agree or Disagree: Pregnancy from rape is something God intended


“The only exception I have to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother. I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”

Robert Murdock GOP Senate candidate.

There was much outrage over this comment over the last week. Many of really struggled with this. One of the struggles is on the deepest level, Robert Murdock’s comments can be interpreted as rape being something God allowed to happen. That is for many reasons, very uncomfortable.

For those who don’t understand where the idea of “God intended rape” can come from. I saw this posted on Tony  Jones. He happened to post this written by John Piper.

So what do you think of this concept? And deeper then this,what are your thoughts on those who would consider abortion in cases of rape?

The Thank You Experiment-Day 17.


June 5, 2004.

Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

We all got together at a friends house in anticipation of celebrating the Calgary Flames winning the Stanley Cup. There was a good crowd there.

One of the people there was let’s call it… excited, for this game. He was eagerly into each game cheering at times way too loud for each game. This game was no different.

There was a guy who was a little newer to our group. He moved from Kamloops to Calgary. He was quiet. And at the very least, he was certainly unsure what to make of the guy that was yelling at the TV. He also might have been wondering why he couldn’t just sit down and watch the game as opposed to moving around.

Well, it turned out, the loud guy and the quiet guy became friends.

I’m not sure that the quiet guy really understood the loud guy in the beginning. However, once they talked they got along. The loud guy noticed some neat things about the quiet guy.

It wasn’t that the quiet guy was as much quiet as he was thoughtful. In one on one conversations, he talked about deep stuff. He understood his errors and was willing to work on them.

He also is loyal to his friends and family. He sticks with his friends and stands beside them.

He listens to both sides or people’s perspective.

He really is gentle and well liked. 

His name is Brent. And he really is a good man.

Thank you for taking the time to understand that loud guy.

Agree or Disagree: We as a society look down on the disabled.


By now there have been enough tweets commenting on how Ann Coulter called President Barack Obama a “retard”.

The anger and disappointment towards the action of Coulter is rightly justified.

A young man named John Franklin, who has Down Syndrome posted this Open Letter to Ann Coulter.  You have to admire his gentleness and respect he took towards her in the letter. This paragraph, I really liked.

After I saw your tweet, I realized you just wanted to belittle the President by linking him to people like me.  You assumed that people would understand and accept that being linked to someone like me is an insult and you assumed you could get away with it and still appear on TV

As justified as the outrage is towards the comment Ann Coulter made, I feel like something is missing here.She is not the first or the last person to insult someone with this word. It has happened at many different places at many different times. As a matter of fact, it might have been you that have said it or heard it.

What the letter brings to mind too me is how we look at the disabled. Do we look down upon them? Or admire them?

Agree or Disagree: There will be a “rapture”.


Growing up in many evangelical churches, I have heard many “End Time Theories”. One of them is the idea of a “rapture”.

Some have argued that before the tribulation mentioned in the Book of Revelation, the rapture will happen. Some predict that this rapture will happen after the rapture.

The theology based on the idea of rapture comes from a verse found in 1 Thessalonains 4:16 and 17 which reads this. 

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.

I’m going to put myself out there and give my opinion. I don’t believe there will be an actual rapture. I don’t believe that this verse refers to it and I don’t see the Bible referring to this. But what are your thoughts?