Straight Up with Sherri

Sunday, April 24, 2005

In the SPOTLIGHT!

I just want to congratulate and welcome KC. KC has created a new pro-life blog with an aggressive attitude and a passion to fight for life. Please take a minute to stop in and welcome KC.


28 Comments:

  • Good site, Sherri. How are you doing on your jury research. I'm on new meds which keep knocking me out, so I've gone nowhere. I'm going to get some books from the library, though, and when I pass out I will still retain my place and eventually make progress. What do you hear from Tom. Juleni is blazing new trails, thank God. mary et. al.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:16 PM  

  • WOW thanx Sherri. That certainly was unexpected. Expect some more extreme pics soon. If everyone really saw a preborn upclose and personal, they would feel the same..( My personal experience)

    By Blogger KC, at 9:35 PM  

  • I suspect Sherri has daily meds to take too, mary et. al.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:19 PM  

  • Anonymous,

    Get your own blog, or your own life. You are really acting in a pitiful way here.

    By Blogger Sarah D., at 10:30 PM  

  • I'll probably just stick around as long as people keep biting like you just did. Hmm..what should you do now? Keep whining or be quiet long enough to see if I really move on? What to do, what to do?

    It really all is just a game, Sarah. Thanks for playing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:20 PM  

  • Just what I thought. A person so pathetic that they sit around "baiting" on cyberspace.

    I really, honest to God, feel sorry for you. I'll add you to my prayers tonight.

    By Blogger Sarah D., at 11:37 PM  

  • Anonymous,
    Someday when the Culture of Death comes for you, your spouse, and your children, pro-life people will be supporting the cause for these lives, too. Because all life is sacred.

    The purpose of these blogs is not to gather glory, or claim fame, or garner followers. Many of these blogs rarely ever get a comment, but most still have readership and followers. The significance is that the blog is a place to express opinions, to have a voice, to attempt to inform, persuade, sway, or entertain others because that is what the author has chosen to do. It is the control of a persoanl "public pulse" editorial that will not be subjected to the whim of someone else's editor.

    You may find that most people who believe strongly enough in their own opinions that are not fully supported by any blog with which they are familiar will just go start their own blog. Amazingly, even these newbies will soon have people reading their opinions. And some people will agree with them. And some will disagree. Most who disagree will just not bother to come back. A few individuals are argumentative, either about the topics or the group who associate there. That is a reality of the world, it is certainly not limited to blogs.

    All of life is a game. It is God's game. The reward for winning (by His divine grace) is eternal happiness. The cost of losing (by one's own volition) is eternal damnation and unspeakable misery. The choice is ours. If I am wrong and there is nothing after death, one loses nothing by being good during this life (it's actually rather satisfying). If I am right, and one chooses to refuse God's grace, selecting the ways of Satan instead, then one will have all eternity to regret it. That is, the regret and the pain will never end.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 11:57 PM  

  • All of life is a game. It is God's game. The reward for winning (by His divine grace) is eternal happiness. The cost of losing (by one's own volition) is eternal damnation and unspeakable misery. The choice is ours.

    That's beautiful! Thanks RWNJ!

    By Blogger Sarah D., at 12:23 AM  

  • The cost of losing (by one's own volition) is eternal damnation and unspeakable misery.

    Ah, but in many religions, the cost of "losing" is you just cease to exist. No hell, no eternal damnation. It all depends on your translation of the bible. Or don't you want to go there?

    In any event, I've got my whole life to redeem myself in your supposed God's eyes. Maybe by the time I'm as old as you, RWNJ, I'll have found eternal redemption! (Or, don't you want that? Careful: trick question). So I'm sitting pretty comfortable from where I sit.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:32 AM  

  • Anonymous,

    And pretty sad too. Like I said, I'll pray for you.

    By Blogger Sarah D., at 12:35 AM  

  • Sarah: you must be related to Sherri because you just don't provide any intellectual weight to your reponses. Unlike RWNJ and levi And no I'm not employing psychological tricks when I say that, and I'm not looking to make peace with them -- just stating the obvious. They're the primary intellect on this blog who happen to share some (but certainly not all) of Sherri's views.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:47 AM  

  • By the way, if you want to witness a really stunning example of an entire blog that was played by a troll (for a pysch experiment), check out Crystal Clear a few days back. Hook, line, sinker.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:51 AM  

  • Anonymous,
    Of course I want you to be saved. St. Paul (the Roman Saul) was a great persecuter of Christians before he was enlightened by the Holy Spirit. Look at the good he has done in God's name. You, too, may be a vessel of the Lord. I have no way of knowing.

    I am fully aware of the lack of substantive afterlife in some religions. In fact, the God of Israel, Yahweh, offered satisfaction in this life as its own reward. It was the promised fulfillment of the prophesies through Jesus Christ that made the afterlife (and therefore heaven) available to men of good will. This is a Judeo-Christian interpretation of the Old Testament only. There has never been any question of the afterlife in the New Testament. But lest we drift into the concepts of limbo (the state of life, not the dance), I will let it go at that.

    Of course you have your whole life to redeem yourself. There are several problems with this plan. The first reminds me of the classic joke:
    Q. Have you lived here your whole life?
    A. Not yet!
    You don't know when your life will end. Pretty risky to wait.
    The second deals with habits and patterns. Human beings are notorious creatures of habit. Some we just get accustomed to, for little reason at all. Other habits we choose because we like them. Sin is like this. The closer we approach death (a singularity in terms of physics), the less likely we are to break these sinful habits.

    No one should ever sit comfortable with regard to his/her own immortal soul! It will not be saved by what we do, but by whether we choose to accept the grace of the Holy Spirit. There is no other way.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 12:52 AM  

  • I'm related to Sherri? Who knew? Love ya sister!

    But really, I haven't "provide(d) any intellectual weight to your )my)reponses. (?).

    I was only praying for your soul. That doesn't need anything else attached. Really.

    By Blogger Sarah D., at 12:59 AM  

  • Human beings are notorious creatures of habit. Some we just get accustomed to, for little reason at all. Other habits we choose because we like them. Sin is like this. The closer we approach death (a singularity in terms of physics), the less likely we are to break these sinful habits.

    I thought you'd bring that up, so let me offer some insight into my physche, at least (for what it's worth!).

    The things I express here are actually pretty far from my true beliefs. I take advantage of the anonymous aspect of online chat to push boundaries, push buttons, try to learn a few things that way. That's why it's so easy for me to skip over the purely emotional rhetoric and just keep prodding. Once in a while, a gem of a response comes out, and I learn from it. It's just a different way of knowledge seeking. It's more enjoyable than just being told what to think (i.e the bible).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:00 AM  

  • The things I express here are actually pretty far from my true beliefs. I take advantage of the anonymous aspect of online chat to push boundaries, push buttons, try to learn a few things that way. That's why it's so easy for me to skip over the purely emotional rhetoric and just keep prodding.

    Synonymous with BS. And yes, it is in the Christian faith to understand soothsayers and philosophers.

    BS all, including you.

    By Blogger Sarah D., at 1:35 AM  

  • Yes, Sarah, it really is mostly BS. I admitted as much. But surely your God won't punish me for posting BS on SUWS.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:41 AM  

  • Hmmm, I'm not so sure. BS at your peril.

    By Blogger Sarah D., at 1:43 AM  

  • Yes, Sarah, I guess I will BS at my peril.

    LOL now let me look up that scripture about BS on SUWS...I know I saw it somewhere.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:44 AM  

  • Psychological truth....
    anything done anonymously is motivated by hostility. 'nuff said.

    By Anonymous JoJoFox, at 1:46 AM  

  • Excellent point, JoJoFox!

    Please, at your earliest convenience, post your real name and phone number so we may discuss that point further.

    What? You mean JoJoFox isn't your real name? Surely you don't mean to be anonymous. LOL 'nuff said.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:49 AM  

  • Oops, point taken.

    By Anonymous JoJoFox, at 1:57 AM  

  • jojofox,
    There are exceptions. I enjoy voting anonymously. What bothers me about anonymous comments on the blogs is my inability to track the conversations. It is gamesmanship for me to recognize which Anonymous is which. My worst fear is not "failing to recognize" one of my friends, but rather to mistake him or her for another. While within the confines of Straight Up With Sherri, it is tough enough; when one goes to other blogs, it is virtually impossible. I am the same RWNJ no matter where I go. My style is verbose, and I am cynical, opinionated, and to the right of conservative ("loopy?") wherever I write.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 1:57 AM  

  • LOL or was it?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:58 AM  

  • What bothers me about anonymous comments on the blogs is my inability to track the conversations.

    You've mentioned that before, and I do acknowledge that it's an unfair advantage to not be accountable for what I say, but only for consistency's sake.

    But then I ask you: why is consistency so important? If your arguments really have merit, they won't depend on the history of those arguing. They'll stand on their own merit, regardless of whom you're actually replying to.

    In essence, it's advantageous to probe the other's thoughts without forever biasing future debates.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:03 AM  

  • Anonymous,
    I agree with you on this point. It does not bother me in making my arguments. What bothers me is my ability to understand and appreciate yours. The nature of these conversations is not Markovian, which merely means that the direction of the discussions depends as much on how we got here as it does on where here is! The consistency you mention is the best way I have of recognizing you. Your particular comments drift and tend to be reactionary. There is nothing wrong with that, it is just a style I have come to expect and I usually identify with you. If you are, in fact, playing a game, even that is quite well regulated.

    I do not mind that you are or are not accountable for what you say. Your actions will tell the world who you are; and I am probably quite removed from your actions.

    As for bias, I most assuredly have mine. Whether with regard to future debates or past notions, my biases flavor all of my perceptions. I tend to be a strongly subjective person (for pragmatic reasons I will not explain at this time). As such, I have little use for objectivity. If I am to be persuaded, which isn't difficult, one must change my bias or my understanding of facts.

    I do not intend to probe anyone else's thoughts. These must be shared with me. I have no reason to doubt the sincerety of anyone willing to talk with me. I will do the "noddies" quite often (that's where one smiles and nods "yes", but doesn't buy whatever is being sold). There is no need for hostility "here". There is plenty of room for it "out there" in the real world.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 2:29 AM  

  • Excellent points...if only because you seem to have a remarkable understanding of yourself. I'm gonna have to get back to you after some thinking :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:36 AM  

  • It's way past my bedtime for tonight. I have a busy day scheduled for tomorrow. KC, congratulations and best wishes on your blog. Anonymous, Sarah, and JoJoFox, thank you for the stimulating discussions. Good night all, and in the immortal words of Red Skelton, "God Bless".

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 2:40 AM  

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