Guestbook Archive 5
Oral Roberts is still alive even though he informed everyone GOD was going to smite him down if he did not reach his goal of 1 million dollars (which by the way he didn't) Are all those people that gullable to believe in a profit who preaches only for his own gains.
Andrew B. Ruddock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tulsa, Ok USA - Sunday, February 08, 2004 at 15:18:41 (PST)
They met a bad, bad end when they perished, those terrorists who blew-up the WTC, destroying those who didn't deserve it; Same for those who had a hand in destroying the unborn: Destroying babies who don't deserve it, slaughter of the innocent. Read Daniel 12:3 Just trying to save your soul, brudda, in a world which thinks Satan is a lie.
USdA - Saturday, February 07, 2004 at 04:55:26 (PST)
Our school system just banned discussion of anything but abstinance. I am afraid. I love your website and have found everything of interest, esp. the Rush song! Keep up the good work.
Wendell, NC USA - Friday, February 06, 2004 at 12:51:52 (PST)
We live in NE Georgia's Appalachain Mountains. You have a refreshing website. We and our grandchildren will visit often.
George and Annette King <email@example.com>
Clayton, Ga USA - Friday, February 06, 2004 at 12:45:20 (PST)
Just remeber , One man's Terriorist, Is another man's Freedom Fighter.
Fallen Angel <jackallord2@Hotmail.com>
- Friday, February 06, 2004 at 05:47:50 (PST)
Great Website, I enjoyed reading some entries.
Jimmy Hunter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Thursday, February 05, 2004 at 21:34:10 (PST)
Nice Site. Congrats.
Pancho V. <email@example.com>
USA - Thursday, February 05, 2004 at 21:33:07 (PST)
Thank you for speaking out. People need to read the truth. There is so much misinformation and causes even well meaning people to be easily mislead. I attended a swearing-in ceremony for an Irish friend of mine who became a naturalized citizen. There were over 600 people being sworn in that day. He was the only european. We need to take our country back now. Stopping Arab or muslim immigration now is a must or we will lose our country and our culture.
Phil Jungbluth <None>
Minneapolis, MN USA - Wednesday, February 04, 2004 at 16:08:02 (PST)
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I am sending editorial letters to a diverse group of people. My aim is to balance the international media bias against Israel, provide real historical and current facts about the Arab-Israel conflict.
I am not affiliated with any organisation and I use freedom of speech as a basic right that any individual has in the Western democratic society. The opinions and articles are collected from various sources including some of my own thoughts.
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paris, fr france - Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 15:37:38 (PST)
That silly old fool talking off his head. I live here in Clintwood and Ralph just lives over the mountain. He's county folk just like the rest of us. Where you from New York City?
Girl from Clintwood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
clintvvood , va USA - Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 21:56:07 (PST)
religion & atheism are both absurd what one should bother is living a comfortable life in this worl & and leaving it comfortably
mohamad samiulla <email@example.com>
bangalore,india, karnataka india - Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 04:23:05 (PST)
I would just like to say that I live in the Southeasten Appalachain Mountains with my family of 7 and we live back up in the woods in a "Very" old Farm house. I can honestly understand Mr. Weaver's belief's. My Father owns several guns and recommends other people to do likewise. I am a big fan of the Weaver Family and just pray that the good Lord upsatirs can one day give them the peace of mind knowing that there are many people out there that will stand up with them. We listened everyday for two Months on the radio of what was happening all the way out there and recorded evey day too. We bought the book at a gun show and Mr. Weaver signed it himself!! ( The Siege at Riby Ridge in their own words). I have never met Mr. Weaver or his family, but I can tell you that what they went through was nothing but a nightmare I am sure. That just goes to show ya' how the Gov. really works. There is something that I must say, the bravery of his two daughters during this time is a very big intrest to myself. I am the oldest out of seven and I could not imagine that happening to us. My hat goes off to you all!!!! Sincerley, Anna Chambers Bluefield VA Age:24
Anna Chambers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bluefield, VA USA - Monday, January 26, 2004 at 21:14:32 (PST)
Huh? How did I get here? I was seeking a site where patriots who are fed up with a government of for and by the elites are planning on eliminating the ongoing illegal illicit regimes that cater to corporate Amerika and replace it with a government of for and by the people. Arise, Americans. The elites and their lackeys are spitting in your faces!!!! Fight for freedom. Do as the Founders told us to do when a government that no longer represents the masses rules you instead of you ruling the government. Fight for freedom before it is too late!!!!
A humble hootch, NE USA - Monday, January 26, 2004 at 15:38:41 (PST)
I see no one responded to my post in November yet. By the way, why the hell you bash in God and the bible? That book has done more for me in one month of reading it than all the "great atheist/satanist/humanist/whatever" writings and beliefs put together in a lifetime. The reason why your fundamentalists are causing trouble is because they misinterpret the bible. It doesn't say anywhere in the Bible "thou must oppress thy neighbor". The original faith expressed by the Bible has not been practiced in large scale for almost 2,000 years, so the Christians and other religions that claim that "ye shall not die" simply by avoiding the Eleven Commandments (Yes, there are actually eleven if you count them right) are just false religion if you ask me. Quite a debate you got going here. I am not a follower of any religion per say, I just follow the Eleven Commandments. I'm not a bigot or bible thumper so don't think of me that way.
Sioux Falls, SD USA (duh!) - Sunday, January 25, 2004 at 19:50:18 (PST)
keep it 4 me umu igbo nnuoo
USA - Sunday, January 25, 2004 at 10:46:47 (PST)
i think freemasons are great people.their aim in life is helping others.if they are bad as naive arab propaganda express , they were not emphisising essentially on god existence and belive .its my dream to become a freemason &help others.god bless your fantastic work brothers.professor henry,p.o.box 52853 abu dhabi,united arab emirates.
professor henry <email@example.com>
abu dhabi, united arab emirates - Sunday, January 25, 2004 at 01:54:31 (PST)
i dey brother!
new york, uk USA - Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 20:57:09 (PST)
Dear Arlene Peck I have read your article and I can say it is true what you have seen in egypt but if you were fear Enough you needed to stop that man and see if he is educated or not I am sure that you have seen alot of women in egypt dressing normal european style so why did you write about the first man whereas you did not write about the other people who let their wives free if you take it this way we can talk about the animal sex ( beastality) in the west countries and generalize it over the people their and say all of them love this dirty thing .this is just an example. the other thing that poeople must know is that every adult man or women is reprsenting his/her self by every thing they do ang represent how he understand the belive or the thought that was revealed to him and not the thought itself such as a math student if the teacher explain it well to his student and some or all failed in the exam it does not mean that the math is wrong it means the opposite i hope you got my point thank you and sorry for bothernig you
riyadh, saudi arabia - Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 01:30:53 (PST)
I am surprised of the greate hatery listed in this page.We don't hate others more than the others hate us. And it appears so much. We don't fight and I don't say kill for nothing. If others refuse for the free choices of humanity we fight them. We kill who want so much to kill us. We freely defend our selves. Quran has no errors and for arabic language it is the correct (and not most correct) reference. We as our prophet Mohammed spread peace, freedom, honesty and love.
khaled mohammed alnobani <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Joradn - Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 08:07:30 (PST)
Hey Lewis! Great site! I agree with you. In the US today I see a trend toward irrationalism, fundamentalism and unthinking emotionalism from both the extreme Left and Right. I am an Army Reservist recently returned from duty overseas and I have seen the results of this sort of thinking firsthand in Iraq. During the Middle Ages when Europe was steeped in superstition, Baghdad was the wonder of the world. This is mainly because Muslim rulers at the time supported scholars, libraries and freedom of thought. When Islamic rulers embraced a narrow view of Islam, Baghdad slid into a cultural backwater, with disasterous results for the people of that area. Yet still, over there you hear the same tired old retoric from the traditionalists about rejecting modernism and getting back to the "Truth." If we reject science and reason (i.e. creationism for example) then the same thing will happen to the US that has happened in the Middle East. The US will become a cultural backwater and a second rate power. As far as plastering the 10 Commandments all over the place, people might try and actually live them for a change instead of treating them like some sort of charm. Right now, people lobby to put them up in a courthouse to get a warm fuzzy about their righteousness, then the following day go back to ignoring them like so many people do when it is convenient. I am divorced right now because my ex wife had an affair with a "Christian" that had a placard of the 10 Commandments on his wall. He also gave her a jewelry crusifix for a present. The irony of this gift considering what they where doing was apparently lost on them.
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Monday, January 19, 2004 at 06:23:28 (PST)
Wonderful site,just surfed in.
Tuskegee, Al USA - Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 15:32:44 (PST)
hi all, i posted here before , i'm from virginia but now in texas. and prudence is a-typical of most of the texas jesus mongers, for that matter sullivan county sounds like many counties or parishes around the nation. I'm not anti-jesus i don't accept the whole New Testament. i back this site 100% because it shows how freedoms can be taken away and favoritism shown too other religions instead of being equil. The constitution FREEDOM of religion, not freedom to persicute other's beliefs. Not many peope have the gall or the balls to put up a site like this. the whole nation isn't one religion, why treat it as such. I have a queston, If the ADL and other groups are so against seperation of church and state, why does the government still fund churches? if you do a simple search on ask, google or dogpile, about church funding, most of them are goverment based organizations and "non-profit". And most of the churches that use the funding are protestant, catholic and christian. I've never seen a synagogue need funding , or a an islamic temples, earth religions don't need an actual temple. these questons may leave you thinking, i ask you this do a search on governmental funding of churches and other holy sites, and see what religion is funded the most, you'd be very surprised, i think my taxes funding a church of a religion that tries so hard to assimilate my religion and condemns others, is this right to have our tax dollars fund these places? That's like buying a gun and bullets giving them too a local drug addict and telling them where you live,is that logical? i have been trying to suggest the idea of funding churches violates the constitution, but so far nothing. but, if i try'd to put up a ten commandment statue on government property it's illegal. is that assinine or what? Isn't government money the same as government property? ty Ray
San Antonio , Tx USA - Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 23:26:11 (PST)
Miami, Florida USA - Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 13:01:52 (PST)
It really stinks when someone in the position of power abuses that power, and disregards the feelings of others. There is a special place for folks like that.
kingsport, Tn. USA - Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 22:12:51 (PST)
hi lewis, your website made for a most interesting and refreshing read. keep it up! i especially appreciated your candor and factual approach to debunking the palestinian myth. shalom from israel
Israel - Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 22:23:49 (PST)
I have really enjoyed reading articles and comments on your site. Lew, you�re quite the character, and I remember some classic Letters to the Editor. I dropped my daily subscription after Steve Phelps died. The turn to the right was too much for me to bear. I appreciate your pointing out the local tyranny of the religious bigots. These people will call themselves patriot Americans while attempting to force their religious beliefs on all. The Sullivan County Commission, as a whole, firmly believe they have their own little piece of the world and the Constitution of the United States is merely a guideline for their own form of governance, while not seeing a need to follow its tenets. I have seen this body pass laws that do not and would not meet constitutional muster if anyone with deep enough pockets would take them out of Tennessee and into the federal arena. But it is good to see that someone still keeps the tyranny and bigotry in the forefront. If I ever win the lotery, I intend to put up billboards at all interstate highways entering Sullivan County with the words �This is a right, bright white, God-fearing, Bible believing county. Others need not apply.� Drop me a note sometime. Keep up the battle against intolerance!!
Joe McCray <email@example.com>
Blountville, TN USA - Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 08:24:06 (PST)
What would you call an irrational fear of fundamentalists? So many are haunted by the groundless presentiment of an impending temporal theocracy. Oh, wretched men that persist as bondslaves to the fear of licentiousness bridled and the misapprehension of Christian fundamentals. Those that have rejected the rule of God and his Christ emptily boast their imaginary liberty and self determination not comprehending their innate state of bondage to self delusion. True liberty is found nowhere but in deliverance from the curse of sin and death affordd by the blood atonement and subsequent resurrection of the crucified Jesus Christ, God in human flesh. It is regrettable that considerate warnings to depart from evil and judgment to come are erroneously deemed as an attempt to subjugate those oblivious to their own dire need of redemption.
USA - Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 00:35:05 (PST)
i love this site make you jump am pass...
jimmy poto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
lagos, lg nigeria - Monday, January 12, 2004 at 04:40:37 (PST)
First of all it sounds like you have been all over the place and who knows what you will be next month. So you found the perfect cult, we will see.
You claim you and your family got saved, saved from what? Paul is a liar and Adam is a myth. Faith is never built on reason and rarely truth, just feeling good. You resent what I say about fundamentalists, but didn't claim it wasn't true.
You battled depression since you were a child and now you found your drug. These kinds of conversions often have that effect. I suppose you will claim Christ healed you, I know many people that got healed from depression getting away from these kinds of churches. The reality is, you healed yourself of your depression or it was self-inflicted to begin with. At any rate, I'm happy for you. But from the sound of your writing, you still sound depressed. Are you over your depression or brain-washed into thinking you are? Are you even stable enough to make such a judgement?
You don't like what I say about Bob Jones? He is a racist and religious bigot. Are you? I don't think so but it is people like him that give YOU a bad name. What I said was true, get over it. I've watched Bob Jones on Larry King as well, can you spell bigot? Can you spell cult?
I was a member of the Libertarian Party until they became so extreme and a mouth piece for radical fundamentalists so I left. I don't think for one minute governemnt should be involved in as much as they are. But it is a government function to protect our liberties from tyrants religious or secular. The one thing these fundamentalists want is the removal of all government protection of our civil liberties which racist/religious bigots, often fundamentalists like yourself, want removed. This way the Bob Jones crowd can impose their rule of terror on others. I think the "Liberals" have gone too far as well on many issues. If you think homosexuality is sinful, then don't engage in it. What other people do in private isn't yours or Brother Bob's business anyway.
As for the founding fathers being liberals, I never said that. Liberals today are better known as socialists which I reject. I said classical liberals. But that is still the opposite of fundamentalists such as yourself. They promoted the concept of individual liberty something fundamentalists have never accepted.
By the way, Jesus said not to judge others or you will be judged. You do follow the teachings of Jesus don't you? I know, it's just faith alone and all is forgiven. Or are you just another Bible-thumping hypocrite with a political agenda? By the way, terms such as liberal and conservative change over time. I would never call you a liberal or anything thing else. I'd call you just plain confused and brainwashed. Or depressed.
I looked at you internet site below and your libertarian section. On one end it calls for legalized drugs and seperation of church/state, but you worship someone like Bob Jones who believes in nothing like this then give me nonsense on homosexuals? God never said it was a sin because the Bible is just a man-made holybook. I don't support radical gays or their flaunting this stuff in the street either. But what they do in private I don't care. You put a link to GreenPeace on your page, one of the most Leftist and anti-capitalist and anti-freedom organizations (they are also anti-Christian and anti-Western) in the world. Does this reflect some of the changes you have gone through or have you had time to remove them? You are only 17 after all.
You claim to be a Libertarian but promote Bob Jones who is as authoritarian as they come?
Please don't pray for me, it's insulting. Your blog page is unreadable, change the background color or the text color. Your guestbook also doesn't work. God bless and thanks for visiting.
Lewis Loflin <email@example.com>
Bristol, VA USA - Monday, January 12, 2004 at 00:40:29 (PST)
I'm an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist and have been saved since October 13,2002. Everyone in my family is now a Christian, but we haven't alway been Christian. My mother was a Jewish convert for about 10 years and my father was a weak Christian so of course my brother and I were both raised Jewish. When I turned 15 I decided that I wasn't Jewish, but that I was more Agnostic. I joined a Unitarian Universalist Fellowship because they were "intelligent" and "accepted" me. My family started going to this IFB church in my neighborhood and so I went with them on Sunday evenings to learn more about Christianity. About a month after we started visiting the church my mother got saved and my brother had already been saved in Dallas at another family members church. I have always battled Depression ever since I was a small child, but when I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior I felt a peace that I had never felt before. Whenever I start to feel depressed all I have to do is read God's promises from the Bible. I have become a completely new person and now have a different outlook on life and the afterlife as well. I have to say that I really dislike what you had to say about Bob Jones University and Chrisitan Fundamentalists. I have a lot of friends that go to BJU and I have been there for their Bible Conference during Spring Break, and I have to say that Bob Jones III is really a Godly man. I always watch Larry King Live whenever I know that he's going to be on the show. You took a quote from Dr. Bob: "Homosexual lifestyles and marital infidelity cannot be declared normal and acceptable because God has defined these acts as sinful." Well Amen Bob!! You don't have to be a Fundamentalist to know this about homosexuality. It's an abomination, end of story. Now, I have been a member of the Libertarian Party for 3 years now and I have to say that you're NOT a "Moderate Libertarian" as you call yourself. You stated that the founders of this country were "Liberals" when they were actually completely different from the Liberals we have today. They were infact called Classic-Liberals. You're a college instructor, claim to be a real history buff, and you don't even understand the difference between a Conservative, a Liberal and a Libertarian? If someone called me a Liberal (out of pure ignorance of course) I would take offense. In Christ, Prudence Reardon Proverbs 3:5-6
Prudence Reardon <Prudence@houston.rr.com>
Houston, TX USA - Sunday, January 11, 2004 at 20:49:13 (PST)
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clovis, ca USA - Sunday, January 11, 2004 at 17:57:45 (PST)
I STUMBLED ACROSS YOURE WEBSITE THE OTHER DAY. I WAS CURIOUS IF THERE ARE ANY PEOPLE IN THE TRI-CITY AREA THAT ADHERE TO THE RESTORATION OF ALL MEN TEACHINGS. I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT UNITARIANISM, BUT, UNIVERSAL RESTORATION. IF ANY ONE OUT THERE BELIEVES THIS TYPE OF TEACHING, THEN PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME. HAVE A GOOD DAY !
KINGSPORT, TN USA - Sunday, January 11, 2004 at 08:13:22 (PST)
everybody that has talked about the schools on here is right!! they suck! i wish that my mom would listen to me and beleive me when i tell her what happens and what i see. i am a freshman but i don't want to tell you at what school. i've read about everybody's comments on here and i agree with all of them. i'm so glad that other people are speaking out~~~
Stacy <don't want to show it!>
kingsport, tn USA - Friday, January 09, 2004 at 21:23:49 (PST)
just surfed in..
USA - Friday, January 09, 2004 at 01:48:17 (PST)
Hi! I graduated from Sullivan North in 2000. I have several friends and even a sister that still attend North. Since leaving in 2000, I have heard some of the worst stories that could be told about a school. No, this isn't referring directly to the pupils. The majority of problems in Sullivan North stem from the faculty, trust me, I know. I actually found this site about a year ago, give or take a little, and was not surprised at any particular entry or even Shanda Sampson's true story. (My sister happened to witness Shanda's bad experiences dealing with the art teacher, Mrs. Thomas.) According to my sister, Amanda, Mrs. Thomas was just a jealous bitch, literally. She told me on several different occasions that Mrs. Thomas would down everything about Shanda when she wasn't around to hear the hate towards her. In my senior year, I had Art 1 with Shanda and she was only a freshman. Even as a freshman, she was/is an AMAZING artist, and Mrs. Thomas knew it from the very start. Everyone in the class pratically stood over Shanda during projects, just to watch how she created her masterpieces as I would call them. There are so many other situations at Sullivan North that I know about and I even have horror stories of my very own sadly. I know for a fact that in the past four years things have only went downhill at that school. Actually, probably at all Sullivan schools. Teachers need to learn for themselves to accept all students and their personal beliefs. The article by Dustin below me only indicates that there stress and conflict between not only just students and teachers, but between teachers and student's beliefs. In my eyes, if a student doesn't believe in standing for the pledge in a time of war, he/she should be respected, and not looked down upon for doing so. There are far worse things that the student could be doing, rather than just not standing for the pledge. I know that there are many students at North that deal with drugs IN school. I've witnessed it for myself. The only faculty members that I could ever see actually caring and getting something done about that type of situation is 1.) Ms. Murphy, and 2.) Mrs. Spain. I had both of them, and I still have a great sense of respect for both. As for the others, they would not give a shit. Mr. Salyer is nothing but a joke, and he is an assistant principal. Mr. Carroll is gay, and is the principal. It's sickening to know how that school is run, and whom it is ran by. (The faculty members.) Dustin is right, parents, consider the consequences of allowing your children to attend ANY Sullivan school, especially North High School. And students, if you are having problems, GET OUT. Let that system lose money. They don't need it. I'd personally like to see them shut down.
Knoxville, TN USA - Thursday, January 08, 2004 at 20:11:46 (PST)
very nice site indeed :D
John smith <Johnsmith_12@hotmail.com>
USA - Wednesday, January 07, 2004 at 18:18:51 (PST)
Thank You!! A lot of people have great difficulty dealing with facts!
Larry Rauch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
St Augustine , FL USA - Monday, January 05, 2004 at 15:00:29 (PST)
Yes, I am unfortunately an ex-student of Sullivan North, Last March, I was suspended for intoxication at school, I recieved 5 days out, then I had to go to the dreaded board meeting. (yes, Mr Moody was there and he was a jerk) reading as much as I could on the rules during my 5 days out i concluded the most i would recieve (since i had nothing on me) was 10 days Alt. school, Unfortunately, I was very wrong. Sullivan North's Faculty has few teachers and staff, that will pay attention, after my 5 days I attended the board meeting, No one listened, and I recieved 1 year suspension from that school...I had few problems at the school, except with certain teachers, 1 being, that i felt it was my right to choose if I stood for the pledge or not, and at that time with all the war, I didnt support the president or his actions, the art teacher felt differen, needless to say, i was in the hall every morning. Unlike most of my friends, I had no piercings/unnatural hair colors/ hair styles. But I was automatically suspected for things that happened for the friends i chose. Otherwise, few teachers(that knew) could look over my religious beliefs. Yes I am an atheist, the majority of Sullivan North, (Sullivan County at that) are all rich, white, baptists. Well, It's been almost a year, and since then, i've been able to find no school to accept me in. Unfortunately, that leaves me with 3 choices, Go back to North, a g.e.d. or Re-enter North, and transfer. 2 of those are out of the picture. Another point of my expulsion was that I had (supposedly) smoked pot in shop class, again NO PROOF, so this is what I brought up. If I had smoked pot in class, then where in the hell was the teacher?? I mean, my welding teacher, was very good at what he did, i have to give him that, but he was never in the room, he had no idea how to teach the students. As everyone well knows, Sullivan North is one of the worst schools in Tennessee. For any parent who may still be reading this, if you have a child in Sull. North, and they complain daily about how bad that school is, don't take it lightly, my Mother wishes now thatshe would have listened to me. Don't let what happened to me, happen to your child(ren) and you end up regretting that you never listened to him/her.
Dustin Roberts <email@example.com>
Kingsport, Tn USA - Sunday, January 04, 2004 at 21:58:39 (PST)
Good site! Keep up the good work and Happy New Year!!
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Friday, January 02, 2004 at 16:56:43 (PST)
Well, thank God that my son is out of school for the holiday break. He attends Sullivan North and hates it. I have had several appointments with the staff there and they are nothing but morons who could care less about the students. They do not know half of the things that happen at the school and they are not even willing to listen. It shouldn't be such a big surprise to them how the Sullivan county schools are rated and viewed by others. If they aren't willing to listen to their students and the parents then why should they even be functioning as a school? I think that you should post more information about these so called schools and let everyone who visits this site know about the horrible shape. Thank you.
Kingsport, TN USA - Friday, January 02, 2004 at 11:04:32 (PST)
fanny oldworld <firstname.lastname@example.org>
UK - Friday, January 02, 2004 at 07:24:43 (PST)
HI i am tamsie hibbard from manchester clay county kentucky. MY mom and dad is from there also. Ruben hibbard and vernia smith. I have been looking for a article in 1955 Where my moms brothers and sister were killed in there home. If you can help me [PLEASE EMAIL ME THANK YOU ALOT]
tamsie hibbard bryant <email@example.com>
Henderson, N.C. USA - Thursday, January 01, 2004 at 17:08:31 (PST)
Wow this isn't just a guestbook, this is a forum!
san jose, ca USA - Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 07:33:01 (PST)
God bless everyone this year. I think this site is so nice.
sioux falls , sd USA - Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 07:30:34 (PST)
I would like to wish you a happy new year.
Amsterdam, N.H. The Netherlands - Monday, December 29, 2003 at 08:51:14 (PST)
I fully enjoyed reading the responses from atheists. They explained things very nicely.
USA - Friday, December 26, 2003 at 19:24:49 (PST)
I have been dealing with a JW lately. I used some of the JW antiweb sites that I thought clearly represnted a clear view of my fundamental beliefs. I belong to an independent baptist church that associates with the American Baptist Association. Our churh home page is listed above. the National Association can be linked above. On our home church site, you can read our statement of Faih. When I posed some questions to my friend via email using some of the web content, he was dissappointed in me. He asked the question, if someone wanted to find out about my character, would they go to someone that clearly did not like me. would they get a true representation of me. He said maybe. However, when I went to the official JW website, they were just as guilty. They used beliefs by Roman Caltolics and other mainstream Christianity to lambast them. They even twisted the words to make them sound the way to make them look better. Also, the JW Bible (NWT) is nothing mmore than a commentary of what they believe the bible says. The perfect example is John 1:1 where they say; in the beginning was God and the Word was a god (paraphrase). But in verse 14 of the same chapter the KJV states that the Word became flesh. I wonder how they pervert this one? The sad part about it is I truly care about "my friend"; just as I would about the soul of any other friend. They (JW's) don't tell you everything they believe right up front. The feed you a little at a time so they can brain wash you. The JW that I'm dealing with did not understandt he concept of being saved immediately. Salvation is an instantaneous event. I remember the prayer that David prayed in Psalm 51 where he stated, "restore the joy of thy salvation". God will forgive and he will save in an instance. Pray for me as I deal with this what I believe to be a lost person. Only God and him knows for sure. I've asked myself, "what if I'm wrong? And my logical answer is always, no. I'm not wrong becuae I have spirutally discerned His inspired word. Thansk for the opportunity to give this prayer request.
Ron Henley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Gaineville, FL USA - Friday, December 26, 2003 at 16:42:06 (PST)
I have always thought I was Jewish and three years ago I found for sure I am. Your web sight has helped a lot as I was brought up in a Church of Christ and later belonged to another cult The Worldwide church of God of Herbert Armstrong fame. I used to live In Bristol, Tenn. on State street and 17th I belive.My dad and uncle had a machine shop there. Kelley Bros. This is the best web site that I have ever found, about what I'm looking for. Thanks a lot Sincerely...Bob Kelley
Robert Kelley <email@example.com>
Portsmouth, Oh USA - Thursday, December 25, 2003 at 07:24:43 (PST)
Like an immense tree with decaying roots, so is our country without the Trinity. Time on earth is short. Eternity is forever, either Upstairs or DownTown. Better read my URL. God Bless.
USdA - Sunday, December 21, 2003 at 16:00:44 (PST)
Hello, A truly tragicomic site. I would agree with you but I am a hypocrite also. It takes a lifetime to remove the biblical beam from your own eye. We are sin, we are avidya(ignorance). This is samsara and samsara is like having a choice of hell or hell while wearing gasoline pants. Become subjective. Do right but do not become righteous. Forget all I have just said and see for yourself. I'm laughing.
VA USA - Sunday, December 21, 2003 at 10:01:15 (PST)
I screwed up a few weeks ago trying to stop spam and did a "reply to all. some people got an angry message from me and that was not what I wanted to do. You can limit the �Spam� you get by clicking the �tools� menu at the top of your email inbox and under �message rules� click �mail�. Click �New Mail Rule #1� and you get some options like �where subject line contains words�. I add �contains 'zyban' or 'your order' or 'young sluts' or 'xanax' or 'work from home' or 'winner' or 'win' or 'weight' or 'weight loss' or 'vicodin' or 'unsubscribe' or 'valium' or 'viagra' or 'valtrex' or 'unsecured' or 'to be removed' or 'tiny webcam' or 'spam' or 'sex' or 'Ativan'� Then I click �where the message body contains words� like �click here� or �unsubscribe�. Then I click the option �Do Not Download it form The Server� If you ever have clicked the �unsubscribe� at the bottom of one of those emails you just verified that it was a valid email address and your email get sold to another company and you just get more Spam. Do not reply in any way to those messages. I hope this helps you in some small way.
Castewood, Va USA - Sunday, December 21, 2003 at 06:04:09 (PST)
I would consider myself an atheist. I can't prove whether or not God does or does not exist, however I also cannot prove or disprove the existance of Allah, or Krishna, or any other deity, any or all of them MAY exist, but how am I supposed to know? I can't, so instead of worrying, I have chosen to believe that all religions are glorified superstitions, and not waste my time with them.
UK - Sunday, December 07, 2003 at 06:34:02 (PST)
For any so called "athiests" reading this: to claim you are an athiest is to claim that you know there is no god. well, for you to know there is no god that would make you all knowing. To be all knowind is to be God. To know there is no exsistence of something means you must know everything. So, since you believe there is no god, then you yourself having to be all knowing to claim this, would be god. Which,would defeat your beliefs as an athiest. you are now not an athiest, you must believe that there is a possibilty of the exsistence of god.
USA - Saturday, December 06, 2003 at 01:22:27 (PST)
I have read much of your site and I have just one simple, yet, in my opinion, perfectly descriptive word for your writings: BRILLIANT. God Bless.
Mandy Bruner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Greenwood, IN USA - Thursday, December 04, 2003 at 09:03:43 (PST)
USA - Thursday, December 04, 2003 at 01:59:56 (PST)
This is interesting, and I thought the subject was dead in the water. http://www.comptroller.state.tn.us/ma/reports/sullivan.pdf , check this out to read about the accounting at Sullivan Central High school last year I think.
Blountville, TN USA - Wednesday, December 03, 2003 at 13:01:35 (PST)
Excellent site, thank you for the diligent work on Bible basics and the mountain poor vs the government. Have relatives in the area and are concerned for the residents.
Simi Valley, CA USA - Wednesday, December 03, 2003 at 12:55:22 (PST)
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Alcoa, Tn USA - Wednesday, December 03, 2003 at 06:36:08 (PST)
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Asuncion, USA - Tuesday, December 02, 2003 at 01:13:47 (PST)
Thanks for having so much information in an easy to use format...I am interested in learning more, and this site will help me locate information.thanks again..jeri if anyone is interested i would like to discuss some of the things i have read on this site..feel free to email me
Jeri Tonti <firstname.lastname@example.org>
San Antonio, TX USA - Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at 15:55:38 (PST)
hello. nice site
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USA - Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at 04:12:10 (PST)
mr. loflin, i think you should add information on these fundalmentalist broadcasting stations like TBN and some of the fundie radio shows across america, i find them as disterbing as, watching barney with the local skinheads
Tx USA - Sunday, November 23, 2003 at 02:55:38 (PST)
thank you for your website.I will be back
the bronx nyc, ny USA - Saturday, November 22, 2003 at 13:00:37 (PST)
is this for real. one of the articles says that the guy who wrote it thinks honor killings are a good idea? Hello this is the 21st century you pig. i am so glad the u.s. went to wart over in your country. i am sad for innocent women and children who die but the less people like you who want to hurt women the better off the world is
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USA - Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 00:56:47 (PST)
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lome , toma togo - Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 08:30:15 (PST)
Dear Jon, I can understand your position but we deal with Protestant fundamentalist (Southern Baptist and Pentocostal) in my community and to them the Orthodox, Catholics, Mormons, etc. are not Christians. The Orthodox has not been around since Acts was written (70-80 AD) but formed in its present state in 325 minus some later additions and fighting over the Nicene Creed. I do have great respect for the Orthodox and find their teachings more reasonable then Catholic or Protestant. But I'm not Christian anyway and don't believe in Paul's Christ he saw some vision. A lot of Christian theology originated in Egypt.
I have no problem for example with religious symbols on public buildings if they have been there for years and have historical value. But if placed, such by Judge Moore to attack others, they should go. I have no doubt of anti-Christian biogots in California just as we have fundamentalist' bigots here. We have a Ten Commandments plague in the Washington County, TN courthouse that has been there for almost a century, I think it should stay. The one in Sullivan County TN was placed there five years ago by religious bigots as an attack on anyone they see as non-Christian, Orthodox included. I'll do everything in my power to get it removed.
As to your statements below, they could have come from Judge Moore or any local fundamentalist. That is what all fundamentalists claim verbatum here. Be a little more clear on your message such as you did with the second one. By the way, I revile the ACLU as much as you do. Check out my mainpage as to why. Check out my link to Father Alexander.org on my links page, a very good Orthodox site. I'm also a strong supporter of the Coptic Church in Egypt which is being wiped out by Islam. I have a whole section on this site in support of the Copts. See http://www.sullivan-county.com/id3/copts.htm The part below where I said "Unlike you" was wrong on my part and has been retracted, accept my apology. As far as school prayer or Indian religion, etc. all have no place in the public schools. Thanks for the clarification.
Bristol, VA USA - Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 19:58:40 (PST)
First of all, I am not a fundamentalist, I am a Coptic Orthodox Christian. Orthodox Christianity is the original form of Christianity that has been around since the book of Acts. So if there is any true church, it is the Orthodox church. Children who choose to wear t-shirts are not being bullied by anyone. But if those shirts show a Christian message, they are forced out of a school photo. There is no law against a child saying anything they want over a school intercom, unless they are saying it about God. They could say anything secular, anything about any philosopher, and no court would ever object. Yes, the recent judge who had the huge monument up was wrong, and it was good that he was stopped, cause his motives did appear to be forceful. But there is nothing constitutional about trying to remove every single cross and Bible quote from public property, any more than it would be constitutional to remove every symbol associated with Native American spirituality. In fact, to do one and not the other would directly violate the constitutional principles you quoted. I have not given a single example of government forcing any religion onto others. That happens in the old USSR, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Sudan, Nigeria, and many other countries, but obviously not here. I think it is very wrong and I would never support it. Your attempts to mischaracterize my statements will not fool anyone who actually goes back and reads it. I did not ask for any government support at all. The church survived when the Romans tried to kill all of us, and the Coptic Orthodox Church survives today as the Muslims in Egypt have been trying to exterminate us for 1300 years. If you haven't noticed, it is the ACLU and the secularism that they support who constantly need to go to the courts to get governmental help. I do not believe that this is a Christian-founded nation, and the government should not favor Christianity in any way. But you twist this idea to try to get everyone relgious disfavored by government, and that, i'm sorry, is unconstitutional. A Christian is one who believes that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to Earth as a man, died, and was resurrected, so that we may not be permanently dead in our sins but may be cleansed and resurrected with Him. Somone who truly believes this in their heart will follow the moral teachings. But don't believe that someone who only does the last is a true Christian - it defies the very nature of the word.
inglewood, ca USA - Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 07:31:42 (PST)
I like this site so much and beside I am Brother to Mr Mugumania,bye. uguru
Ny, new york USA - Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 05:27:39 (PST)
Thanks to Ray below for your support. As to Jon in California, grow up. You are not allowed to bully children in schools or intimidate the public at the county courthouse. Read the 14th Amendment to the Constitution that makes it binding not just on the federal government but state and local government as well.
Nobody stops any child in VA or TN school from praying, reading the Bible, the facilities are available after hours for religious activities, we have Christian clubs, etc. What is your problem? YOU CAN'T USE GOVERNMENT TO FORCE YOUR RELIGION ON OTHERS. I can't either and I'm not whining about it. As far as your demands for government support of your religion, I will quote: "When a Religion is good, I conceive it will support itself; and when it does not support itself, and God does not take care to support it so that its Professors are obliged to call for help of the Civil Power, it is a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one." - Benjamin Franklin (from a letter to Richard Price, October 9, 1780;)
I don't hate Christians in the least. Look on my links page and you will find many links to Christian websites I posted in behalf of visitors. But I do dislike fundamentalists but they are not Christians. A Christian is one that follows the moral teachings of Jesus which fundamentalist' hypocrites refuse to do. Bristol with a population of about 42,000 has about 160 churches many with their own websites. My website gets more traffic then all of theirs combined.
Bristol, VA USA - Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 19:58:40 (PST)
Your prove your bias with your own words. You state: "Its only mention of religion at all is where it forbids Congress from making any laws establishing or prohibiting it, and where it forbids religious tests for holding public office. So the Constitution's two brief mentions of religion strictly emphasize the need to keep it out of government." Your statement is obviously wrong from your own quotes. Neither of those constitutional statements say anything about keeping religion out of government. Instead, they state that you must allow religious freedom in government, even if it is by the Christians you hate. Having the Ten Commandments up does not violate either statement. Having a prayer at school does not violate either statement. Kids who wear shirts that say Jesus in a school picture do not violate either statement. Putting a cross or a nativity scene on public property does not violate either statement. However, it would seem that outlawing school praying, forcing the removal of religious symbols, not allowing kids to wear religious shirts, and not appointing any judge who holds fundamental Christian beliefs are all violations of those statements.
Inglewood, CA USA - Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 19:58:40 (PST)
mr. loflin, i commend you for this site, i often give it out to others to read(hope you don't mind the added traffic,from my direction),i like your site because it is so informative. i am a former virginian,as well. as long as this site stays up, i'll send others to this site. keep the truth alive, Ray
Tx USA - Monday, November 17, 2003 at 22:42:07 (PST)
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lome, togo togo - Friday, November 14, 2003 at 06:59:01 (PST)
A Wonderful Site. I have read most of your articles. I am from Tennessee myself but now live in WA State which has the lowest rate of right wing (corporate funded) fundamentalist religion in the USA. Still, We had a "Stealth Candidate" religious right who is against public education try to get on the school board in the Nov 4th election. I had read articles on how the religious right (knowing that they will loose if they are honest about their agenda will loose the election) tells their candidates to refuse interviews and public forums. Sure enough this candidate refused all interviews and only gave forums at right wing churches. This was written up in the local paper without specifically menioning that the woman was a Christian fascist goon (I feel this title fits as these people violate democratic proceedure by running as stealth candidates specifically to impose their unpopular views on others). They know that they can't win democratically so they use fascist tactics that their right wing oligarch sponsors are known for. Anyway, we defeated the Christian fascist. thank goodness!
Brenda Paul <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Gig Harbor, WA USA - Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 13:52:55 (PST)
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Carlisle , PA PA - Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at 02:00:08 (PST)
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Malacca, Malaysia - Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 22:56:03 (PST)
I am so glad that someone has FINALLY taken the notion in telling the truth about the conditions of the tri-cities in Tennessee AND in Virginia. I live in Kingsport, which is approximately 20 miles from Johnson City, Tennessee and 20-25 miles from Bristol, Tennessee. Many others have admitted that it will soon become a ghost town with only senior citizens roaming the area while our bright ones pack up and travel to destinations that are full of employment opportunities other than just fast food and retail. It is really a sad thing to admit because Kingsport used to be an excellent place, in my opinion. Our schools lack educational standards and discipline, which really don't help things one bit. Perhaps that is one of the main reasons our young people tend to be so redneck and so juvenile? Teen pregnancy rates are booming around here, with the mothers-to-be and her family on welfare. Then, we have the folks that really need welfare because they are being forced to quit their jobs, and can't get it. This is Kingsport, Johnson City, Church Hill, AND Bristol. Don't move here. There's nothing to see or do except for stupidity.
Kingsport, TN USA - Friday, November 07, 2003 at 18:59:39 (PST)
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LAGOS, IMO USA - Friday, November 07, 2003 at 04:51:02 (PST)
Christian Identity also known as Israel Identity is a 19th century cult that has no basis in anything other then being a hate group. Don't take my word for it, see Christian Research Institute My ancestors are British and German, not the Jews/Hebrews of the Bible as this cult claims for Western Europeans.
Lewis Loflin <email@example.com>
Bristol , VA USA - Wednesday, November 05, 2003 at 19:19:10 (PST)
To be an anti semite, wouldn't the other guy first have to be a semite... no cuch thing exists. The descendants of Shem produced their children with the descendants of Ham and Japeth. David himself was a descendant of Chaldeans, Syrians, Moabites and Canaanites... you should read your own scriptures.
Sam Keller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Wednesday, November 05, 2003 at 12:35:14 (PST)
Very much enjoy your site. I have affinity for both deism and pantheism. I suppose that my epistemology is based on an intuition of divine. I can understand a deism that intuits the divine light of reason. I am not much for reasoning from premises in that I believe premises are necessarily arbitrary. Although I see you drawing some distinctions between deism and pantheism (and do not deny these differences), I think there is a common ground. I tend to believe more in divine presence in all than a transcendence.
USA - Tuesday, November 04, 2003 at 20:42:36 (PST)
I'm a businessman and I don't like business bashing but everyone can have there own ideas when it comes to that.I like Michael Moore he's a Socialist.
Tyrone Greene <email@example.com>
Detroit, mi USA - Tuesday, November 04, 2003 at 12:17:39 (PST)
Came upon your site by accident. Was searching for a tshirt bearing offensive comments toward women made by Pat Robertson that I saw on a tshirt this weekend. Unfortunately the shirt wasn't in my size and I've been searching for a place to order it. This tshirt quoted what Robertson said about the 'feminist agenda' in the Washington Post this past August. Found it quoted here, then surprised to see my home town, Bristol, VA as a link in the margin. Didn't find my tshirt, but found a great web site, that I now have bookmarked. Keep up the good work.
Bristol, VA USA - Sunday, November 02, 2003 at 20:01:22 (PST)
Just dropped by your site to see if I could learn how to make my homepage visible to Web-Search-Engines -- but pleased to see what you have written here. I'm trying to make my homepage into a warning for America about the dangers of Religious Fundamentalism. As resources I have several 'main-stream' ministers who are as revolted at the Conservative (read Regressive) trend in Christianity are you are. One of these ministers has given a series of sermons in which he explicitly states what has been taught in seminaries for years, to wit: Jesus was not of virgin birth, not the son of God, not resurrected, and did not want to start a new religion. In fact, Jesus was a LIBERAL! The focus of Christianity should be one of inclusiveness and caretaking of the Earth. These sermons have been collected in a MS Word document which I can email you if you're interested.
Bill Greenberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Toledo, OH USA - Saturday, November 01, 2003 at 20:25:15 (PST)
Interesting site. It sounds as though there are many improvements needed in your part of the country. Perhaps there are some promising investment opportunities there? I am always on the lookout for profitable business ventures.
Inhyon Suk <email@example.com>
USA - Saturday, November 01, 2003 at 06:48:11 (PST)
Hi! Yes, what you said about my post is correct. And fine. So those are Luther's views on Jews and he was cruel in some respects, but aren't we all, on another note, in support of your site, I have this to say of Luther, he's an idiot in some of his views, do you know what he thinks women are supposed to do? Stay at home and have babies. He even told his wife that women were the reason that men are corrupt because woman led man astray. Note: Though his views on women (and everyone else for that matter, like Jews) are influenced by the time period he lived in. Don't we have different views now? More along the lines of being kind to everyone? Thanks for leaving my posts ob your site. I apologize if I sounded angry, I was unaware it was an accident my post was deleated. Chrissiannia
USA - Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 18:45:49 (PST)
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mi, fl USA - Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 05:29:23 (PST)
Not all Baptist are bad or even a bit like that nut in Kansas, I am just shocked that more people have not took a stand and shut that sucker down. I mean he needs to be arrested or something. What a lunatic, who would be so weak minded to follow a person like that??? what the heck are those people thinking??? They have another site called www.godhatesamerica.com those people need to be sent out of this country. I want to hear what the local Baptist think, come on now. Do you all really hate gays, america, etc.???
Blountville, TN USA - Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:18:33 (PST)
I respect all points of views but I'll be damned if the southern Baptist are not one the biggest things I find wrong with where I live. I�m sure they have grown up listening to the same preachers regurgitate the same propagana all their lives. I find the only thing wrong with Baptist is they don't hold um under long enough. Sorry, but thats just how I feel.
USA - Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 09:38:19 (PST)
What is the opinion of the Kansas Baptist preacher who has his godhatesfags.com website and also wants to put a memorial up about the poor gay man who was beaten to death. To me this is a form of terrorism expecially to Mr. Shephers's family. If my child gay or not was to be killed in such a fashion and someone would put up a piece of stone that said my child entered hell so and so date, I would be so devastated. I hope the citizens of Casper, WY run that nut case and his cult followers out of town. Im sure the comments will be interesting from folks in this area. PS, I was born and raised Baptist, but converted to catholism five years ago, never once as a Catholic have I heard such hatred.
Blountville, TN USA - Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 08:08:39 (PST)
I saw that 8 inmates escaped from sullivan county jail. I worked on the jail when it was being built. I saw the one-piece toilet/sink being installed and scratched my head, there behind where it was to be placed were 4 cut-out squares aranged in a diamond patern. there behind the cut-outs was an access/utility room with one of those foam tile drop ceilings and if you were to push one of the tiles up you would see a large air conditioning conduit that went just about everywhere. I though to myself, "if someone wanted to get out of here all they would have to do is break the toilet loose and conect the cut-outs and go up through the air conditioning vent and then just drop out somewhere around administration. Well Guess what? Someone else must have figuered it out too. Nice job there Sullivan County!
USA - Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 16:30:45 (PST)
just came back form a brill vacation thanks
Paddy Murphy <email@example.com >
USA - Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 16:08:03 (PST)
Very Nice site, Keep up the good work
Paddy Murphy <firstname.lastname@example.org >
USA - Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 15:54:56 (PST)
Finally someone put up some resistance to the blamened system. Working poor man here struggling on...
Michael Hayter <email@example.com>
Abingdon, Va USA - Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 07:46:50 (PST)
Sorry Johnson, I can't change historical fact. If you can present varifiable proof (not faith) that the articles are wrong, I'll replace them. It just doesn't change the fact Paul never met Jesus in the flesh and the writer of John was a Greek convert spewing mainly platonism. I don't believ in platonism as a religion.
Lewis Loflin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bristol, VA USA - Monday, October 27, 2003 at 08:12:05 (PST)
I scanned through your website and it is amazing some of the things that I found. How disgusted I was to read what was said about Paul and John. I don't know where you got this stuff from but you need to remove it.
USA - Monday, October 27, 2003 at 07:16:37 (PST)
ok, to start with, let me tell you a little bit about myself. born into and raised in a catholic family, i never really understood very much of my families religious practises. years later when i was around 27 yrs old, i had a revisit of my beliefs in fairly odd circumstances which i took at the time to be a "sign" from god. and since then have considered myself a "born again" christian. your site was only recently discovered by me and to sum up all my thoughts into two word : "thank you !" my eyes have truly opened and i have been reading a lot of your related links and content at a furious rate. Keep up the good work !
India - Monday, October 27, 2003 at 04:04:21 (PST)
Rights of the Mentally ill Again I repeat- Rights of the Mentally ill People in America with Chronic Mental Disorders and Illness have EVERY RIGHT to commit suicide without physically hurting anyone else. In New York City and NYS the Large Number of Jews in the Mental Health Profession is generating a VERY RABID Anti-Semitic, Anti-Jewish backlash. Not just Among the Blacks and Latinos. It is UNREASONABLE to expect the chronically Mentally ill to live AGAINST THEIR WILL, Dependant Upon Psychiatric Drugs. What Gives the Government or Mental Health Profession the Right?, who the heck are they to Force anyone to live AGINST THEIR WILL?? Heaven Forbid someone with a Mental Disorder or Illness commited suicide without physically hurting anyone else, OH NO, The Horror!!! Suicide is NOT an automatic ticket to Hell. Again Many Black people have complained that the Mental Health Profession in New York City and NYS is "Jewish Dominated" The Sad reality is that their are A LOT of Jews in the Mental Health Profession, and this is generating A LOT of Anti-Jewish backlash. We Must Stand up For the Rights of the Mentally ill to commit Suicide without Physically hurting anyone else.
NY USA - Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 17:15:29 (PDT)
Ran across your site while researching Randy Weaver, a true freedom-loving American. It is not easy being one these days.
Mike Gibbemeyer <email@example.com>
Bristol, RI USA - Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 15:06:25 (PDT)
THIS IS A VERY NICE SITE TALKING ABOUT PEACE, LOVE, UNITY AND ABOVE IT ALL GOD. IT IS GOOD KEEP IT UP.
MUGU BAKASI <firstname.lastname@example.org>
TENNIS, USA - Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 01:49:23 (PDT)
This guestbook and this web page is really retarted..... my gosh, why don't you take a long walk off a short cliff! Figure something better out ok?
Greenville, MI USA - Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 16:22:49 (PDT)
I was born Margaret H. Overturf in March of 1974 and I'm trying to find out what my ancestore were like can you help me?
Maggie Gembicki <mgembicki>
Akron, O.H. USA - Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 15:40:55 (PDT)
Chrissianna: I by accident deleted yours in the process of removing SPAM from this page. Here is what I remember you saying: Some of the material (quotes) on Luther are iffy, and his comments on Jews was his rage at anyone that defied his beliefs. Good points. I warned on one page some of his quotes were out context but the Jew remarks are correct. But that doesn't excuse the fact both he and Calvin were murderers in complete violation of everything Jesus is supposed to stand for.
Came back to check on my comment, see that it's gone. YOU ARE NARROWMINDED AND ONLY KEEP THE COMMENTS THAT ARE FAVORABLE TO YOU. I SUGGEST YOU KEEP THEM TO DARE OTHERS TO QUESTION YOU, THEN YOU CAN DEFEND YOUR NARROWMINDED BELIEFS UNTIL THE END OF TIME. I AM DISGUSTED!
USA - Monday, October 20, 2003 at 14:22:00 (PDT)
To: Sullivan-county.com I have read your website concerning the aggression and abuses by the governments and society of Sullivan County in the Northeastern Tennessee area. Let me tell you that you're not the only people being persecuted by corrupt powers that be. I currently am located in the Sioux Falls, SD area, in the southeast corner of South Dakota, one of the poorest states in the USA (I refuse to say I live here. I moved here with my family about 11 years ago and I have never recognized this place as my home). The local government is corrupt, run by militant republican communist christians who advocate for big government and special favors for the rich and wealthy that pollute this city. No one can be trusted here, half the people are from different parts of the US and try to trick and decieve you into being their friend, then they backstab you or take your money or something and leave you. The businesses screw people over; for example, the car dealers all sell run down heaps for cars and try to ask for $3000 or so for a 1985 GMC. The pay is compatible with Third World nations like Honduras or Mexico. No lifestyle here at all unless you like communist christian yuppies all around you. Huge media blackout here too, the local networks never address the inflationary and budget problems the city faces, and the schools and roads are falling apart and full of red tape and bullshit. I am persecuted and/or isolated for my religious and political beliefs (I am mostly libertarian, BTW. Sioux Falls seems to hate true champions of freedom and elect in bogus republocrats instead). I will leave here near the end of 2004 if it doesn't improve because I finally got a job here after 3 months of interviewing.
USA - Monday, October 20, 2003 at 09:01:43 (PDT)
As someone who was reared in a fundamentalist environment, and who is a graduate of Bob Jones University, but who is now treading a more enlightened path, your site's content particularly resonates with me. Keep up the excellent work!
D Mills <email@example.com>
Murphysboro, IL USA - Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 06:28:44 (PDT)
Ditto's from a Christian Rush Limbaugh loving Conservative. Cute song by the way. Show's Rush is stirring up the right people. www.GodsQuotes.com (coming soon)
USA - Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 10:15:46 (PDT)
Your god seems perfect for the coin of the realm, the flag pledge, the invocation in the public arena, the "patriot dream that sees beyond the years". Why are they fighting against this god?
Paul Gruendler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Atlanta(s), GA USA - Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 04:15:28 (PDT)
something else proud north senior. that is it seems to me that you would really give a name if you were'nt worried about something. are you really who you claim to be or are you someone else. why don't you give a name or a email and i'll have someone to provide you with PROOF that all that shanda said is true. go ahead and do it.
USA - Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 19:01:51 (PDT)
to the proud north senior why dont you give a name if your so proud and so accquainted with shanda? i too happened to be in mrs. thomas' class and that bitch would do nothing but diss shanda all of the time. i would ask her how shanda did something and her reply would be by plagerizing and copying off of me. you telling me that ain't jelousy? so tell me what did shanda do? what did she mention? i think your wrong. shanda was one of the sweetest people there and others took advantage of her especially mrs. thomas. i witnessed mrs. thomas stealing some of shanda's art and i even notified mr. salyer about. trust me shanda did nothing to bring any of it about except be a damn good artist. you don't know what the hell you are talking about. i suggest you take a good look around. besides you were not in any of shanda's art classes because last year she did not take art because of mrs. thomas. the year before that a sophomore which you would have been could not be in a junior's art class. so you are full of shit. get a life. talk to mrs. thomas and i'm sure that the bitch will not want to discuss it. it's so good for you that you are happy to be at north. let me guess are you an athlete? in homecoming? that justifies you then. all i know to say to you is have fun at north. meanwhile the rest of us will see ya'll broke with no lights on in the halls. that's education. that's a sullivan county education i mean.
USA - Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 18:45:46 (PDT)
Hello to all. To Matt and his comment on Islam. Please be specific as to what article on this website you refer to. I have almost 100 or so and get attacked as a supporter of Islam then get attacked for slandering Islam. I try to present various viewpoints not all I endorse. I support the secular Muslim society of Turkey but revile terrorist states such as Saudi Arabia. To quote myself, Islam is the most violent belief system we have today. Islam needs a reformation that Christianity went through. See my Islam mainpage Let people present both sides and the reader can decide. Most comments here at least are negative towards Sullivan North and Sullivan County government in General. But those that have the opposite views get equal time and I'll post their input with no comment as well. Thanks to all.
Lewis Loflin <email@example.com>
Bristol, VA USA - Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 18:16:21 (PDT)
I am a student at Sullivan North and I am astonished that you would post remarks such as Shanda's. I am aquainted with her and I took art from the same teacher for two years. Thinking that this teacher would say or do some of these things is absolutely the craziest thing I have ever heard. This teacher is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. I knew there was friction between the teacher and Shanda (because of things Shanda, not the teacher, had mentioned), but also knew that Shanda was very in tune with what a great artist she is. I never heard anything but praise for Shanda from the teacher. And as far as the other negative things about Sullivan North, some students may be disrespectful, but the teaching of respect starts in the home. This should be of prime importance to the parents before a student walks out the door. There is a lot of disrespect shown to the teachers, but it certainly isn't their fault. The guidance counselors, teachers, and administration do everything in their power to make learning a positive experience at North. I, too, am an honor student and involved in competitive arts. Jealousy happens to people of all ages, and while I don't think that was the case, teachers are human. They certainly don't get the credit they deserve. North is NOT perfect, but I am really proud to be graduating from there this year. I actually kind of hate to leave; the past four years and every other year in Sullivan County Schools have been wonderful.
USA - Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 16:09:46 (PDT)
It seems strange that you claim Islam is a peaceful religion (yet it is full of hatred for non-Muslim 'infidels') while blasting christian "fundamentalists" because they aren't tolerant of other peoples' views. We're not biased or anything are we . . . ? See my Islam mainpage
Kpt, TN USA - Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 14:42:12 (PDT)
I am so glad I found your web page! I don't feel so all alone now! Thanks for being such a brave soul. Our area is a very dangerous place to voice opinions that go aginst main stream culture. My hat is off to you. Keep up the good work.
Darlene Harrison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bristol, TN USA - Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 10:47:38 (PDT)
Well it is clear that you have spent loads of time searching for the truth on your website. I am in awe, and I commend your actions. Anyone and everyone that believes this town will soon be a ghost-town is correct. There are NO jobs. My son recently graduated from DB, and he attends ETSU majoring in marketing. He has told me time after time that he is unaware of where he will live, since he cannot live here, at home. There are simply no jobs offered for his major. It is ignorant how this city is ran. The people are ignorant. They tend to sit back and watch the problems arise and they do ignorant things to try to 'prevent' the problems. I've lived in this area all of my life, 46 years to be exact, and I have YET to see it be this horrible. I know that it will only get worse, unless some major miracle occurs and I don't see that happening anytime soon. Anyhow great job on your website. I have told many people about it. Goodbye.
Kingsport, USA - Monday, October 13, 2003 at 19:05:15 (PDT)
Interesting site. I will bookmark it for reference.
USA - Monday, October 13, 2003 at 18:04:50 (PDT)
I tend to disagree withyour view of Islam. It isnt peaceful.Read the Quran sometime.........I have. It is full war and hate for non-Muslims. Also if I work and make more money than someone else. Well I worked for it.I dont like the government taking it away See my Islam mainpage
NWAONYEIGBO ONYEOLU <ONYEOLUNDIGBO@HOTMAIL.COM>
LOS ALTOS, CA USA - Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 04:14:35 (PDT)
Hello all, thanks for the message, let me know how I can contribute
USA - Friday, October 10, 2003 at 21:49:36 (PDT)
The entrenched powers that run this backward place seem to feel like they can walk on anyone that doesn't fall neatly in line and believe as they do. I strongly feel that a "grassroots" movement to completely replace the old ways is long overdue. I feel that the youth are the future and by educating them about what�s going on here in their back yard is the best place to start. Let us break the chains of the past and empower our kid�s step up and take control. I advocate a non-violent and civil disobedient movement, a shock and awe tactic aimed at liberating and empowering those who long for something better. Teach your kids the truth and teach them how to teach others. I feel that a �Pirate Radio Station� soon to go on the air will be the platform that will allow many new views and ideas to find listeners. POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!
USA - Friday, October 10, 2003 at 16:05:21 (PDT)
Has anyone here experianced retaliation from a county government. I was just served a summons for violation of Va code 18.2-456, And they had to add a note explaining what that was. It is "Inappropriate remarks placed on a personal check", In (my memo) line on the check presented to the court for payment I wrote,"for sexual favors (a good crewin')". Now Im being held in contempt of court. My beef is that no one exept the person taking the check would see the memo I wrote to myself. I was served the summons at my 3 year old daughters school in front of everyone. this has to be retaliation.
Matt Sutherland <Suther1@cablenet-va.com>
Castlewood, VA USA - Friday, October 10, 2003 at 15:10:20 (PDT)
This Arlene Peck is really a racist? Why are you publishing her?
My response: Arlene is not a racist at all. She just says the very same things the Islamist/Arab racists and hate mongers say every day and you don't consider them racist. Your are POed because she said it, not because it isn't true. As long as these rabid animals continue to think blowing up school busses full of kids is a ticket to 70 virgins, then they need to be treated like any other rabid, violent animal. As to Arlene Peck, I'll continue to publish what she sends me because this website DOES NOT PRACTICE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS. I do remember you Mrs. Brice, you sent me a load of lies that I had to retract.
Ames, IA USA - Friday, October 10, 2003 at 03:02:34 (PDT)
Thank God for this site. I was searching for real estate in Bristol when I stumbled onto www.sullivan-county.com. We were planning to move our company from Franklin To Bristol thinking the schools had to be better elsewhere. What is the deal with Tennessee schools? My husband is hispanic and I am white. Neither of my children are athletic. Since moving to Williamson County from Texas a year ago, they have experienced nothing but hell. I've talked with the teachers and administrators... A more ignorant, gossipy lot of louts one has never met. Aren't the teachers in this state required to have a degree in education? Drugs are rampant in the schools. My daughter comes home every day crying. I am simply horrified at this state. Thanks to this website, we will be moving our company to Virginia, instead.
Franklin, TN USA - Friday, October 10, 2003 at 01:05:38 (PDT)
Thank you for carefully writing all of the letters that were sent, and giving us a place for our own comments. You know the story of the vineyard? Where the master plants the vines, only to have them grow wild? Then cuts the branches off and grafts them to other plants to get them to bring forth good fruit? Then dungs them, waters them, and finally cuts the branches off and trys in a desperate attempt to restore the branches to the origianal plants, only to have that fail, and finally throws down his sicle, and burns ALL of the plants? With all this bickering amoung the "branches" of the vineyard, do you think the Master is getting out the matches yet? Whenever any one person, or any one group insights any others around them to raise up against any other with an "US" against "THEM" mentality, RUN. EVERY bad thing that has EVER happened thoughout the history of this globe started right there........ READ the story carefully.......there were NO vines left. NONE were cut off and spared, not one. Remember that we are all hanging out in the vineyard together. Together we grow and produce good, or together we burn.
Donna Dexter <email@example.com>
Grace, ID USA - Thursday, October 09, 2003 at 22:11:51 (PDT)
If you want to see what kind of school I went to compared to the schools here take a look at Mascoutah High schools home page. http://mascoutah.il.schoolwebpages.com/education/school/school.php?sectionid=6181
USA - Saturday, October 04, 2003 at 18:17:13 (PDT)
Well lightning struck twice. My son was expelled all of last year and was home schooled. He is a strait "A" student and goes to southwest community collage during the summer. He scored in the top 4 percent in Virginia on his SATs. He had enough credits to graduate high school 2 years ago but we though high school is a the best four years of your life and he should enjoy it as I did at Mascoutah High in Illinois. He writes poetry, reads everything he gets his hands on and writes plays. He was working on a play and had a list of friends who would be in the play, one of the students in the class told the teacher he had a "hit list" and that's why he was expelled. After a crap load of BS from the school board we were told that they would get back at us. This year we sent him to Lebanon High School. Lebanon is still in Russell County and last wee he was expelled because someone "felt uncomfortable " with him hugging a girl he likes. WHAT THE F@#*!!! He will be testing out of High School and has already been accepted into collage. 16 years old and what an education he has gotten from Russell county!!!
Matt Sutherland <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Castlewood, VA USA - Saturday, October 04, 2003 at 18:04:52 (PDT)
excellent site. it's about time that someone spoke the horrible and sad truth about this area. with everything that is happening i applaud your actions in voicing the truth. people need to know what's going on. kingsport is about to just shut down. there are no jobs, no education, nothing, nada. I cant believe that there is talk of putting lodges on top of bays mountain. first there is not enough snow to attract tourists and second who would want to do that? the location sucks. it will not be a success. too many residents oppose of it. i think that you should feature more articles on the local schools. other than that, excellent job.
Lauren Ketron <->
blountville, tn USA - Saturday, October 04, 2003 at 10:39:50 (PDT)
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