Posts posted by blackbird
7 minutes ago, bcsapper said:
I support individual bathrooms where any gender can take a leak.
Sound very ambiguous. So do you think a biological male, who claims to be a girl, should be able to use girl's washrooms and change rooms for sports?
10 minutes ago, bcsapper said:
Your ideas are suspect because they include your delusions based on your imaginary friend. But we've done all that, you and I.
No, you have proven nothing. Your ideas can easily be shown to be nonsensical and irrational. It is fairly easy to demonstrate that God is real and his word is authoritative and credible. You have not been able to defend your beliefs at all. You are like a naked man shouting in the wind.
You need to read the book Darwin's Universe, From Nothing, By Nothing, For Nothing -- Survival for Nothing by Yan T. Wee.
We did exchange a few comments, but we hardly scratched the surface. You have said nothing to convince anyone of anything rational. You are a self-convinced extreme libertarian, which practically nobody else would buy into.
If you had a little brother who was unhappy, you would be ok with him choosing suicide according to what you've said.
You would hold the same thinking for any boy in school who decided he wanted to be a girl. That's just the kind for freedom you believe in.
1 minute ago, bcsapper said:
How come so many kids stayed home from school?
Your ideas are suspect because you reject God and his word, the Bible and think everyone should be able to do their own thing to the extent that you advocate anyone should be free to have medically-assisted suicide. You promote a free-for-all society which is anarchy.
4 minutes ago, Michael Hardner said:
As for this issue - LGBTQ+ freedom is a freedom issue. Pro-freedom people should favour tolerance.
How about instead of demanding special treatment or recognition or special days for one group, treat everyone the same... with respect. What you are essentially doing is giving special treatment and recognition to one particular group and saying everyone else get behind in the line. Isn't that discrimination? Dividing society into two groups Michael.
This is no-brainer. Just stop this nonsense and teach students that everyone should be loved and treated with respect.
2 hours ago, Michael Hardner said:
Inclusion is a community value that needs to be taught, in a world where alien forces strive to drive us apart. The west was conceived as a pluralistic confederation, probably the foundation of such an approach to "publics".
There is nothing wrong with inclusion, it's a good thing.
You have it backwards Michael. Western society is not built on a "pluralistic confederation" specifically. Western society was built on Judeo-Christian civilization and culture. That is where democracy and human rights came from. We don't need this diversity-inclusion nonsense as if something new is being invented. Simple go back to basic Christian principles of love for thy neighbour and respect for individuals. Everyone should be treated the same, with respect. No need to single out one group for special treatment as they are doing now. Just teach respect and love for every individual.
This article says an organization in Montreal received $200,000 in federal funding from the Liberal government and now it was discovered this is where the police are investigating a possible Chinese police station. What is going on here? Also, why are Canadians tax dollars being thrown around for everything under the sun?
Group suspected of hosting Chinese 'police station' received up to $200,000 in federal funding (msn.com)
7 minutes ago, eyeball said:
You'll be dead of old age before that ever happens.
I'm sure you are correct. I'm in the older age category now and will probably be gone long before anything to do with the Constitution or Charter is changed. I have to amend my will now. That is my priority; not the Constitution which I have no control over. It is a very difficult thing to change. Too bad we don't have some politicians that would show real leadership and start the process. I don't even know if there is a way to start the process to amend it. There should be.
There is no such thing as absolute freedom of choice in a civilized society. Everything we do effects society and effects others in society. Even just by example, we are effecting others. Our words affect others. Our actions speak louder than words and they affect others.
God’s word makes clear the sanctity of life:
“You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13).
“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live” (Deuteronomy 30:19).
“The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised” (Job 1:21).
“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies” (1 Corinthians 6:19–20).
“No one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church” (Ephesians 5:29).
There are times when believers may have to give their lives in the service of Christ and his kingdom (cf. Mark 8:34–36; John 13:37; Philippians 1:21–22). But voluntary martyrdom is not usually considered suicide.
As we have seen, our postmodern culture claims that absolute truth does not exist (note that this is an absolute truth claim). In a nontheistic or relativistic society, it is difficult to argue for life and against suicide. If we are our own “higher power,” we can do with our lives what we want, or so we’re told.
But if God is the Lord of all that is, he retains ownership over our lives and their days. He is the only one who can determine when our service is done, our intended purpose fulfilled. It is the clear and consistent teaching of Scripture that our lives belong to their Maker and that we are not to end them for our own purposes."
Suicide: What does the Bible say? | Voice (christianpost.com)
We are not just some chemical blob or accident of the cosmos. We were Created by an intelligent designer which we call God. The universe and all life forms even down to the single cell, has proven to be extremely complex and required vast amounts of information to be put in it to function. This could never happen by random chance processes as Darwinism claims. Many have rejected the Darwinism theory. Darwinism is a dead end and rejects any real meaning for life. It rejects the sanctity of human life. Therefore, whether some like or not, we are all accountable to God who created us and who owns our bodies.
The fact polls show one third of Canadians are fine with giving assisted suicide to the homeless just shows the sad state Canada is in and the lack of education on historic Christian principles and love for thy neighbour. Giving people MAID is not love for thy neighbour. It is a rejection of the sanctity of human life and a promotion of the psychology of death. Once Canadians accept the notion that assisted suicide or legalized suicide is acceptable, then Canada is on a slippery slope. It is on that slope now. There is nothing to stop MAID from being expanded for any reason or for no reason. The very fact that the sanctity of human life is now rejected by our government and a large part of the population just demonstrates the sad state of Canada.
Don't kid yourself. There is a connection between this and the murder of ten police officers in the past ten months. One reason we have lax bail and parole laws is because of the lack of respect for human life. Such disrespect for life reflects itself in other laws that allow dangerous offenders out on the street to attack innocent citizens. Why worry about human life or safety if it doesn't have much value. Individual freedom for offenders is more important and freedom to choose death by MAID is more important than protecting the sanctity of life.
This general lack of respect for human life by Canadians will also reflect itself in the public health care system as well. It is a natural consequence of the rejection of historic Biblical values.
88 thousand dollars for clothing spent by GG office. What is going on here?
OTTAWA – Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet reiterated his call to abolish Canada’s Governor General after learning the office had spent $88,000 on clothing since 2017, describing the office as a costly “circus.”
Bloc Québécois calls Governor General's office a 'circus' after $88k clothing bill (msn.com)
Some lawyers are saying the government's proposed changes to the bail laws won't pass the test of the Charter of Rights.
If this is the case and dangerous offenders cannot be kept behind bars, how can police and Canadians be protected?
Perhaps we need action to change the Charter of Rights to stop the release of dangerous offenders. The protection and safety of Canadians comes before anything else in my mind. We have very liberal lawyers, sociologists, and professors who seem to disagree. These "progressives" want to make it difficult to keep dangerous offenders behind bars to protect the public and they seem to have a lot of influence for some reason. The mainstream media, CBC, CTV seem to be always giving them a platform. Who are the CBC and media protecting? There may be a number of them already on the Supreme Court.
Also the process to change the Constitution and Charter appears to be a very difficult process. Perhaps that needs to change. The method of choosing Supreme Court judges should also be examined. The safety of Canadians and maintaining law and order comes first.
Liberals' new bail reforms could run up against Charter, have limited impact: experts (msn.com)
Thousands of people are expected to come out today in Ottawa to the funeral of Sgt. Eric Mueller. Ten police officers have been killed in the past ten months.
41 minutes ago, TreeBeard said:
The PM has no power to declare a state of emergency! LOL
Sure bud! And the PM never declared a state of emergency for the Convoy protesters last year? LOL
1 minute ago, TreeBeard said:
Parliament can vote him out. The courts can throw him out. No dictatorship. The PM doesn’t control the military in Canada, and doesn’t even control the police. Court order would send in the RCMP to arrest his ass.
That's not true. The PM already has the extraordinary power to prorogue Parliament. That means if a PM wants he can prorogue Parliament and they cannot even meet. That was done a number of times by PMs in Canada. If the Monarchy was abolished, the only person left in charge of the armed forces and RCMP would be the PM and his cabinet. The RCMP would have to obey the PM if he declared a state of emergency. The courts would have to obey him as well. That's all there is to it. Anybody who tries to stop him would be arrested and thrown in jail. Simple as that.
Just now, TreeBeard said:
Parliament. Courts. In that order. What a silly statement.
No, it's not a silly statement. If the monarchy was abolished, all a Prime Minister has to do is declare a state of emergency or use the emergency act to dissolve Parliament and set himself up as dictator. What is Parliament going to do if it is dissolved? Courts can't stop him. They don't have the power.
1 minute ago, TreeBeard said:
Doesn’t sound very useful.
You have to understand how it works. If there was no Constitutional Monarchy, what would there be to stop a PM from just abolishing Parliament and setting himself up as dictator? It happens all the time in other countries. The existence of the Monarchy is kind of a safeguard to prevent a would-be dictator from taking over.
7 hours ago, TreeBeard said:
What if a king comes along who decides he should take political stances? What is to stop him?
The king can have opinions about things and he does, but if he wants to remain popular he knows he has to keep it low key. His opinions don't make the government or Parliament change or make new laws. They are just his opinion. Parliament is the authority for changing or making laws. The King cannot make laws.
36 minutes ago, TreeBeard said:
More democracy = no monarch
That would not mean more democracy. We already live in a Constitutional Monarchy. All laws are made by our elected Parliament. The monarch does not decrease democracy. The function of the Monarchy is actually to ensure democracy continues and prevent a dictator from taking over and abolishing Parliament. Many countries have no Monarchy and are totalitarian dictatorships. So having no monarch does not ensure you will end up with democracy. What ensures democracy continues is the Constitutional Monarch in Canada's case and allegiance to the Monarchy by the nation in general.
12 minutes ago, TreeBeard said:
Why can’t they evolve some more into even more democracy?
What more democracy are you talking about? We already have a parliamentary system where we elect our representatives, MLAs and MPs.
6 minutes ago, TreeBeard said:
Why can’t they evolve some more into even more democracy?
You missed the point of my question about the Supreme Court… why can’t the court take on the Monarch’s role in our democracy?
No, I didn't miss it. I understand what you're saying but it doesn't make much sense. The Supreme Court has a certain purpose which is to hear cases that are appealed all the way up to the Supreme Court. They have a full time job.
The GG is an entirely different job and does not require the legal skills or knowledge of Supreme Court judges. The GG is appointed to act in place of the King in Canada. She attends many functions as a representative of the Crown. She approves new laws that are passed to bring them into effect. She dissolves Parliament when necessary and under only certain conditions. That is the GG's role. It has nothing to do with the Supreme Court.
5 hours ago, TreeBeard said:
Is there anything a GG could do that the Supreme Court could not?
Different functions entirely.5 hours ago, TreeBeard said:
Also, why do you think the Crown is outside of politics?
That is just the way democracy and the Parliamentary system evolved. Countries were once ruled by absolute monarchies. But over the centuries they evolved into democratic systems such as what we have now. The role of the Crown or monarchy or GG is limited to things that cannot be done by the elected government or Parliament.
"The Magna Carta or 'Great Charter' was an agreement imposed on King John of England (r. 1199-1216) on 15 June 1215 by rebellious barons in order to limit his power and prevent arbitrary royal acts like land confiscation and unreasonable taxes. Henceforward, the king would have to consult a defined body of laws and customs before making such declarations.
The Magna Carta ensured that all freemen were protected from royal officers and had the right to a fair trial. Consequently, the charter became a symbol of the rule of law as the ultimate sovereign. Although not entirely successful in its aims, the charter did permit further constitutional developments in England in subsequent centuries and it provided inspiration for similar models of limited monarchy in other European states."
5 hours ago, TreeBeard said:10 hours ago, blackbird said:
Failure to meet the Canadian Forces spending of 2%.
This is a plus for me.
"The problem, according to all three commanders, is money. There's a $1.3 billion funding shortfall this year alone. The effect, they say is planes unable to fly, ships at dock and an army in danger of rusting out."
Canadian military says underfunding serious problem for defence forces | CBC News
The problem is western democracies are under threat from authoritarian countries.
Democracy is not without a price. Nations who wish to remain free must spend lots on defence or risk losing their freedom in the world. Canada has not been pulling it's share for years.
"The armed forces are the land , naval and air forces commanded by the federal government for the purpose of defending Canada's security, protecting its citizens, and promoting its strategic interests at home or abroad."
History of the Armed Forces in Canada | The Canadian Encyclopedia
"Recreational Marijuana Use as Opposed to the Flourishing Life
Not only will marijuana most likely lead to a violation of the biblical commands for sobriety, but prolonged recreational marijuana use will ultimately render us unable to enjoy a flourishing life which is rightly ours in Christ. In other words, the commands to be “sober-minded” are for a reason:
In Ephesians 5 we learn that it is the sober-minded in Christ who will be filled with the Spirit.
Proverbs tells us that a lack of sober-mindedness can lead to poverty and a whole host of worldly anxiety.
Hosea 4 reminds us that much wine leads to a lack of understanding.
Isaiah 28 says it leads to a lack of judgment.
Recreational Marijuana Use as a Failure to Love Thy Neighbour
The Apostle Paul tells us that in Christ we have been given “a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:7). Paul is reminding Timothy of this in a passage centred around Timothy’s pastoral and evangelistic work, meaning not only is recreational marijuana and the inevitable intoxication opposed to a flourishing life, it is also a way in which we fail to love our neighbour. Self-control isn’t something the Spirit gives us for our own sake; he gives us self-control that we might be beacons of stability in a volatile world. Philip Towner writes about Paul’s use of self-control here:"
How Should Christians Think about the Legalization of Cannabis? - The Gospel Coalition | Canada
Of course before a person thinks as a Christian should think, they must become one. Do you really want to continue living as a heathen or pagan, taking drugs or booze or some other mind altering thing, with no meaningful life and no meaningful future? God has a better plan.
So we have a liberal government that legalized marijuana and then shortly after that, they legalized medical assistance in dying. So if after you take marijuana for a while and it messes up your life and you are not happy, you can always opt out with an medically assisted suicide. Some government. Evil from top to bottom.
"A 300 per cent increase in drug overdose deaths in B.C. since Trudeau took office ... it's a complete disaster'"
Poilievre calls Liberal's drug policies 'a complete disaster' | National Post
When faced with criticism, the minister of mental health and addictions, Honourable Bennett seemed to go completely bizerk on the news this week. That is very concerning. Been looking on the internet to see if I can find a video of that but haven't been able so far. It was on CTV or CBC television news a day or so ago.
14 hours ago, SpankyMcFarland said:
An elected GG would take care of such malarkey about foreign princes or the whims of PMs. Her authority would then derive from a truly legitimate source - the people of Canada.
Electing a GG would make it a political position then which is exactly what it is not supposed to be. The GG position is supposed to be above or outside of politics. We already have elected politicians and elected PMs. The GG is supposed to be an impartial office. and not enter into the political discussions and decisions.
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Darwinists hope to bury God in an avalanche of a causeless universe and a godless evolution. But instead of liberating us, they plunge us into a cosmic depression. We are reduced to: From Nothing, By Nothing, For Nothing - an accidental leftover from the Big Bang, evolved by a lucky chance, and are here for no ultimate purpose.
unquote... - Darwin's Universe
You want everyone to live like animals and be free do just kill themselves for any reason whatsoever. You apply the same kind of radical libertarianism to what people do with their lives and sexuality. I suppose you would approve of bestiality if one was so inclined? Maybe a sheep or goat right? Pornography and brothels?? No problem. There is nothing one should not be able to do, right?
After all in your world view, nobody is accountable to God. You think it should be basically a free-for-all as long as one doesn't step on someone else's toes I guess.