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June 17, 2008

More people are increasingly using the internet

“Record Percentage Of Americans, Persons Use Internet For Politics, Survey Finds
By Sarah Lai Stirland June 15, 2008 | 9:56:08 PM
A record percentage of Americans have used the internet to participate in the most closely-watched presidential election in decades, finds a newly-released survey from the non-partisan Pew Internet & American Life Project.   The spring 2008 survey finds that a record-breaking 46 percent of all Americans have used the internet, e-mail or cell-phone text messaging to participate in the political process.  The survey found that the internet is becoming an increasing part of the norm of political participation — people are  using it to read the news, share their views, or to participate in some  other process to get others to take political action.   “In this season, just the twelfth year of presidential politics online, there is no disputing the fact that the internet has moved from the periphery to the center of national politics,” write Aaron Smith, a research specialist and Lee Rainie, the Pew project’s director in the new survey.  Bloggers in general are having a huge impact on the course of election, but the kind of audio and video that they’re digging up is playing a significant role in driving the news cycle, the researchers write.  At the same time as Americans’ use of the internet has grown in the political sphere, there’s also a healthy dose of skepticism.  Sixty percent of those surveyed, for example, agree with the statement that “The internet is full of misinformation and propaganda that too many voters believe is accurate.” Thirty two percent disagreed with that.  A surprising 74 percent of those surveyed disagreed with the statement that they would not be as involved with the campaign if it weren’t for the internet. But age could be the factor that explains that finding. When the Pew researchers broke that out among age groups, a larger portion of the younger groups of people tended to agree that the internet is important in helping them to stay active and connected with the campaigns. The survey also finds that Americans are eager to view source materials for themselves — almost 40 percent of internet users and a third of all adults have gone online to read or watch unfiltered campaign material, such as archived debates, speeches and announcements and position papers. “

http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/06/record-percenta.html

More and more people are increasingly using the internet these days to deal with issues, to be more informed.. but you still have to be careful.. even to spit out the bones..
 
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  2. We ought to obey God
    When the law of the land challenges the laws of God, we should always obey God, even if it means breaking the laws of the land. The disciples were a great example of this when they were challenged by the authorities of that time, who forbade them to preach in the name of Jesus. The disciples said, “We aught to obey God, rather than men” {Acts 5 v 29}, and we should do the same. Our allegiance belongs to God first, though the world will try to make you confused…… “the hijacking evangelist” http://www.evangelistbillybolitho.blogspot.com

    Comment by evangelistbillybolitho — June 17, 2008 @ 8:15 am

  3. Not all of the enemies are in the world, many of our enemies also today lies in the church, even in our families as well, a man’s enemies will be those of his own household, even those persons now in the church.. bad elders, bad preachers too.. Jesus himself had said to the apostle Peter get thee behind me Satan… also I would not be impressed by anyone who lies, and/or says we should not pay taxes anywhere too. Bad guys bring bad fruits, and you shall know them by their own fruits.

    (Micah 7:6 KJV) For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man’s enemies are the men of his own house.

    (Micah 7:7 KJV) Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

    (Micah 7:8 KJV) Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.

    (Mat 22:44 KJV) The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?

    (Luke 1:74 KJV) That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,

    (Luke 19:27 KJV) But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

    (Rom 5:10 KJV) For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

    (Phil 3:18 KJV) (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:

    (Col 1:21 KJV) And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

    (Rev 11:12 KJV) And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

    I have also rightfully been suspicious of the Orthodox church of many others as as well… it is more of a cultural, social club then a true church.. they seem too ready to often to lie too, commit tax evasion, get drunk….

    (Mark 8:33 KJV) But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.

    (Mat 16:23 KJV) But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. 24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

    (Luke 4:8 KJV) And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

    (Mat 3:10 KJV) And now also the ax is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

    (Mat 7:17 KJV) Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

    (Mat 7:18 KJV) A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

    (Mat 7:19 KJV) Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

    (Mat 12:33 KJV) Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

    Comment by thenonconformer — June 17, 2008 @ 11:37 am

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