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Recent content by Mike

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    Pope Francis consoles a boy who asked if his non-believing father is in Heaven

    I feel like you and I see different implications in the words "believe in Him". I would say it implies that whoever places their hope in Him and depends upon Him. Even if taken the way it sounds like you do, atheists don't believe He exists. Do you hold that they are covered by the first part...
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    Pope Francis consoles a boy who asked if his non-believing father is in Heaven

    "... that whoever believes in Him would not parish but have everlasting life." How do you feel about this part of the verse you didn't reference?
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    A new vision for a better community of believers.......

    wondering to John's point, we can't be expected to give detailed reasons, especially when other members are involved, but we'd like to make the reason generally known so everyone is not left clueless.
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    A new vision for a better community of believers.......

    As you suggest, there is often more to the story than it appears from the member's perspective. You can always PM a mod who's assigned to the forum or anyone on staff if you're not sure who it is and more information can be given. As part of our commitment to transparency, we're trying to...
  5. Mike

    A new vision for a better community of believers.......

    We've allowed this thread to continue to ask questions and for clarification about the recent announcements. We'll be cleaning up this thread, but please stay on this topic. Do not openly talk about other members.
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    A new vision for a better community of believers.......

    How are you posting if you just got banned? Could your version of the events be only one side of the story? I've heard in prison, every inmate is innocent. You know what I mean?
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    A new vision for a better community of believers.......

    This is not a response to a few members, long standing or not, and it's not caused by only a few sensitive topics. It's taken a while to get to where we're at. Many have trampled and many trampled on. OSAS discussions have been stopped, as have other topics since I've been a member. Last...
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    A new vision for a better community of believers.......

    If the primary purpose of someone joining CFnet is to discuss politics, why not seek forums (which are plenty) that go much deeper than we go here? Who finds a church to attend to seek out debates, especially political debates? I wouldn't stay connected with a church community that argued with...
  9. Mike

    Movies to rent? [FIRST THREAD ON CF]

    Movies I'll stop and get sucked back into if I stumble into them at any point: Unbreakable Shawshank Redemption Dances with Wolves The Patriot Field of Dreams Money Ball War Dogs
  10. Mike

    I Got Very Exciting News!

    It's the heart. It's always the heart. I don't believe it comes down to this way or that way. I'm blowing up the balloons!
  11. Mike

    Google Hates Christians and I Love It!

    Since everyone seems to be done addressing the OP, and since I already reminded everyone to stay on topic once, I'm closing this thread.
  12. Mike

    Google Hates Christians and I Love It!

    So you responded here instead of the PM that I sent you about that?
  13. Mike

    Google Hates Christians and I Love It!

    I used Firefox a lot during my XP days as well, but it grinded my RAM and I'd constantly get the warning to close some applications. I never tried Opera on my desktop. Here, I'm not exactly sure how to answer your question, because we're starting out with two different starting points. You...
  14. Mike

    Google Hates Christians and I Love It!

    Opera Mobile used to be my browser on my phone, and I loved it. Between the changes they made to reduce data usage (I've always had unlimited data plans) and the way Chrome connects with other Google apps, I'm all about Chrome. I'm curious why you ask. I've never known any of these companies...
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    Google Hates Christians and I Love It!

    I'm not suggesting you own a tin foil hat, but I've always wondered why people are so concerned with Google and its tracking capabilities. All data collected is aggregated. It's not like they are keeping an eye on Papa. They AI will know where you are to enhance your experience with Google Maps...