You can only ignore ignorant religious people for so long. Despite what Fred Phelps and his family (Westboro Baptist Church) may do or say — none of what they are doing is pleasing to God – in the least. And for the record, I did not call any of them Christians. The fact that this group of monsters is planning to picket Elizabeth Edwards funeral just INFURIATES me beyond words. >:/ So, I have to rely on the words of Jesus to speak for me …
37 Jesus said, “Do not judge others and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full – pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.”
39 Then Jesus gave the following illustration: “Can one blind person lead another? Won’t they both fall into a ditch?” 40 Students are not greater than their teacher [Jesus]. But the student who is fully trained will become like the teacher. 41 “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? 42 How can you think of saying, ‘Friend,let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye” – Luke 6: 37-42
Just how appalling is this group of so-called Christians? Look and see for yourself …
All I can say is that this makes me sick all the way around … Jesus did NOT die on a cross for people to use His name to spread their hatred. Although we’re taught not to judge, I can say, with certainty, that there is a special place in HELL for the members of the Westboro “Baptist” Church cult. Period.
And that’s all I have to say about all of that … Hope everyone is having a great weekend and remember the one commandment Jesus gave us all: Love one another.
Hugs, love and peace,
I will ALWAYS bleed Garnet & Gold!!!!!! There were definitely lessons learned last night by FSU – hopefully. The game was stressful for EVERYONE involved — from the sidelines to those in the stadium to those watching at home. Of course the news — an hour before kickoff — that Christian Ponder wouldn’t play … with no real explanation did not go over well with anyone. Of course, we got the information this morning from an ESPN report and I can say that I’m glad Christian didn’t play … nobody would want him to get an infection from the elbow issues he’s been having. So, at least that call from Fisher was a good one …
Lesson #1 = FSU was in the ACC Championship because of the brilliant play of Maryland a week beforehand. I felt that FSU was ready to be in the championship game because our losses to NC State and North Carolina were so close (and as we all know close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades). Did FSU deserve to be there … I can argue both sides of that and prolly win both.
Lesson #2 = FSU’s offensive line was incredible — EJ played a pretty well-balanced game; however, the play calling from the coaches really was not the best we’ve seen. Stick to what FSU does best and stop trying to outguess the other sideline. In my mind, Jimbo Fisher and Mark Stoops are on probation — yes, FSU had a better year, but you have to play smart football and overall, our “O” or “D” didn’t play smart consistently last night. They didn’t have the focus … and I said they needed that to win the game.
Lesson #3 = FSU is on the road to recovery and moving back into the BCS Championship circle of contention — of course, our arch rivals in Florida and outside are saying this year was a fluke, but in reality it wasn’t. I could care less if Miami (Duh U) or Florida (WhoF) are down or not — both of those teams played their hearts out against FSU and still got BEATDOWN. Those beatdowns serve as notice that FSU is on their way back and those beatdowns give FSU a huge advantage/edge in the recruiting battle for players who have no “blood connections” to either of those programmes.
Lesson #4 = When it seems to be too good to be true … that is probably the case. Exhibits: A 9-3 regular season record; soundly defeating your two-instate rivals and beating your conference rivalry (Clemson) at home in a close one; showing signs that the football recession at FSU is almost over. Point in Case: It was too good to be true that FSU could win the ACC title without Christian Ponder. I’m not taking anything away from EJ Manuel — he’s going to be an incredible force to be dealt with for the next few years for opposing teams; however, Christian would have done a better job last night – in my opinion – with moving the ball around to different receivers and causing VaTech to think about who to cover … FSU has had an incredible season and it’s not over yet!
Lesson #5 = IT’S GREAT TO BE A PART OF THE SEMINOLE NATION! I’ve never been a bandwagon or fairweather FSU fan … I’ve stood with my team through the good, the bad and the ugly. I think I have the right to share my views since I’ve stood by my team; however, people who only like or cheer for FSU when things are good — should keep their MOUTHS SHUT. It’s like voting … if you voted, you can badmouth anyone you want (especially if you’ve learned that you WASTED your vote for the president during the 2008 election — yeah, I told everyone Hillary was a better choice — I digress, back to football); however, if you didn’t vote — SHUT UP. You have NO right to complain if you didn’t vote … and likewise, if you are only a Seminole during the good times — you have no right to be ugly during the bad times! PERIOD.
And that’s all I have to say about that!
Now, on to the tasks at hand today … everyone enjoy your Sunday!
It’s been a LONG five years, but FSU is headed in the right direction — a strong finish is needed and it all started with the beatdown of our obnoxious arch rival Florida 31-7 last weekend. I don’t care how “down” a program is — you play your hearts out and never admit that you didn’t stand a chance. Period.
So, tonight, here in Charlotte is the first big test (yes, another test this season!) … we play a Hokie team that started out roughly, but emerged from those early fires to enter this game. Frank Beamer has acknowledged and told his team that FSU’s record is 9-3 by a total of 6 points — that’s the number of points FSU lost to NC State (4) and North Carolina (2) … and that in the last 14 meetings between FSU and VaTech — FSU leads 13-1. The single loss — Christian Ponder’s first game as the leader when Drew Weatherford suffered a concussion — and the Seminoles — leading early in the 4th Quarter suffered a bashing defeat, 40-21.
The Christian Ponder that was at that game isn’t the one showing up tonight in the 2010 ACC Championship game. Christian has played all season – albeit one game – with nagging injuries dating back to the beatdown FSU took at the hands of Oklahoma — a game that, I believe, redefined FSU and this season. Virginia Tech looks good on paper, but how do they look in their hearts and souls? Do they believe they can beat FSU? Do they believe they stand a chance? That’s one thing FSU has right now … belief. Especially after owning Florida last weekend after settling down — that’s the key for FSU tonight — settling down and then focusing. When FSU does that … it’s going to be a long night for VaTech.
FSU is ready for the game tonight. My friends and I are ready for the game tonight. Are the Hokies ready for the game tonight? Somehow, I believe that VaTech already knows how much FSU wants this game and it will play out like that on the field … GO SEMINOLES SCALP THE HOKIES! Gobble-Gobble!
Sidenotes … what a great week – it zipppppppppppppppppped by quickly; prayers for my family are greatly appreciated right now; I’m starting, finally, to get the Christmas spirit — I need to go buy a tree once things calm down (I’m using the FSU game tonight as a way to stay focused)! I hope everyone has a great weekend! Hugs!
Bleeding Garnet & Gold, I am