Jul 8th 2012 8:36AM Reason for Persecution: the Cross separates us from the world
“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you... If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you... because they do not know Him who sent Me."
“These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble. They will put you out of the synagogues [today it might be from churches]; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me. But these things I have told you, that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you of them."
"I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one."
"And I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why do I still suffer persecution? Then the offense of the cross has ceased."
Reasons for Persecution: compromising leaders
"Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God."
"The word of the Lord was being spread throughout all the region. But the Jews [the religious establishment] stirred up the devout and prominent women and the chief men of the city, raised up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region. But...the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
Apr 9th 2011 8:40AM Angelina Jolie is just as skinny if not worse. Jennifer Hudson has went from being overweight to almost grossly underweight through her dieting. The list goes on and on. Food issues are a huge problem in show business.
Apr 1st 2011 7:14AM Why don't they have a small intimate wedding and donate all the millions of dollars they are spending on their lavish affair to charity.
Mar 28th 2011 10:15AM What a sad rebound for Scarlett. He is a cynical, burnt out dude. He is a good actor. He acts like an advocate and humanitarian but is actually just another 'photo op' to suit his personal politcal agenda.
Feb 14th 2011 5:27PM What happened to the Whoopi Goldberg that make this statement?
Playboy interview, Playboy magazine, June 1988
"Most of all, I dislike this idea nowadays that if you're a black person in America, then you must be called African-American. Listen, I've visited Africa, and I've got news for everyone: I'm not an African. The Africans know I'm not an African. I'm an American. This is my country. My people helped to build it and we've been here for centuries. Just call me black, if you want to call me anything."
Now she is just a bitter, resentful woman. What a shame.
Jan 28th 2011 10:55AM Charlie,
Get the help you need, before you die.
Jan 27th 2011 5:58PM I don't think the producers care- in Hollywood any press is good press.
His agent might consider getting him help since Charlie is his/her meal ticket.
As far as his parents are concerned they know; they care; they have been through this routine with him on more than one occasion. But he has to want it.
Jan 19th 2011 4:18PM Try not drinking if you don't want a hang-over. Or drinking moderately.
Jan 19th 2011 4:14PM Don't understand Hollywood's current obsession with Hathaway. Pretty girl; only so-so acting ability.
Jan 3rd 2011 10:36AM A great actor. May he rest in peace.
Deepest sympathy to family and friends.