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The Great VideoSift Coming -Out Thread

No, not like that, Blankfist.

But like this: We've seen the "what's your screen name mean" thread and the "what's your avatar" thread.

The idea here is to get to know the people behind those names and avatars. I think it would be cool for members to write a short paragraph about themselves - where they live, what they do(for a living), and what they do for fun.

So come one, come all, and share those stories!

20 reasons Jesus was a communist, pacifist, tax-and-spend liberal hippie (Blog Post)

Just off the top of my head: 

1.  He threw the moneychangers out of the temple and called them theives.  They were just ordinary businessmen in a laissez-faire economy. 

2.  He said, "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven."

3.  He encouraged people to give everything they could, and promised that god would support everyone in need.  Just like socialism.

[edit]Matthew 19:21
Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."[/edit]

4.  "turn the other cheek"

5. "love thy enemy"

6.  "blessed are the peacemakers"

7. "blessed are the meek"

8. "woe unto ye who are rich"

 9. "forgive our debts, as we forgive our debtors" -- clearly he would favor bailing out poor people with subprime mortgages.

10. "Give us this day our daily bread" -- what a sense of entitlement to demand handouts!!! 

 11. "Every mountain shall be made low, every valley shall be exalted" --although this is actually from Isaiah's prophecy about the messiah, it looks like a metaphor for proletarian revolution

 12.  Some early christians (before 200BC) actually established agricultural communes.

 13. Jesus is soft on crime: anybody who believes in his scapegoat-like sacrifice will be forgiven.

 14. Jesus loves the poor, the prostitutes, the lepers,  etc.   And he gave them free healthcare!  That's not what Ronald Reagan or John McCain would do.

15. Jesus said nothing about or against homosexuality.

 16. "and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy father which is in secret" -- clearly Jesus opposes school prayer.

 17. Jesus performed the "miracle of the loaves and fish" -- divine government handouts for the poor.

 18. "ask and it shall be given to you.  Seek and ye shall find.  Knock and the door shall be opened" -- giving the poor a sense of entitlement

 19.  "Blessed are the merciful"

 20.  "And if any man will sue thee, and take away thy cloak, let him have thy coat also.  And whosoever shall compell thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away"   --  He clearly favors caving in to terrorist demands, and giving the poor everything they want.   Pacifist hippie communist!!!


So why do people who call themselves "christian conservatives" have nearly opposite views to most of the things in this list? 

the world is a bit less brighter today

videosift is an internet community that is rare in today's day and age.unlike sites like reddit where people become comfortable in anonymity,or the deluge of clickbait sites which seek solely to distract,titillate or shock.videosift over the years has become a haven for people who genuinely seek to share their interests,voice their opinion or just hang out.

some extraordinary people have frequented this site and shared their profound insights,revealed new perspectives and new ways of thinking,engaged in some glorious arguments and even a few all out brawls,but always with a humanity that most other sites lack.many of us have fostered real and genuine friendships.

on october 3rd videosift lost one if it's pioneer members who helped foster this amazing and very human atmosphere and i am here to sadly report that our own rascal cat schmawy Everett is no longer with us.

schmawy shall be greatly missed,for his brilliant wit,his disarming charm and an ability to bring a sly sense of humor to the most volatile of situations.

for those who may never had gotten the opportunity to interact with schmawy,you missed out on one the most human people i had ever the privilege to engage,for those who did know schmawy...well..then you know his soft ease and comfortable charm which would make him instantly likeable.

so if you would like to leave a memory here of your encounter with the human formerly known as all means..leave a comment.or if you are a facebook friend with him,go to his page:

so while the world is less bright today,
here is to you schmawy evereet.../tips glass
shine on you crazy diamond.

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