What's in a Verb?

Uhh... yeah. Right, then.
Okay, so... today's topic is, "Words that are just wrong."

We hear them every day. Hundreds, if not thousands per day. They go by without catching our notice. I'm speaking, of course, about verbs that aren't verbs, but everybody uses them as verbs, and, hey, we know what they mean, so we don't really mind. A classic example comes to mind:

"I'm attending a parenting class with my children's co-guardian tonight."

Uhhh... yeah. ...Right.

Food Quality Linked to School Violence

The monumental moronity of our governmental leaders never fails to amaze me.  Our government, on every level, just has this uncanny knack for coming up with entirely stupid and useless ways of measuring and rewarding performance.  What is it about people given administrative power without having earned it through performance or personal risk, who have instead had it granted to them by popular vote or by appointment?&nb

Why doesn't God answer important prayers?

The following question was raised by someone on a Christian BB forum.  My own answer follows...


The Bible says, without qualification:

  • If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. [Matthew 21:22]
  • If you ask anything in my name, I will do it. [John 14:14]
  • Nothing will be impossible to you. [Matthew 17:20]
  • All things are possible to him who believes. [Mark 9:23]
  • For with God nothing will be impossible. [Luke 1:37]


And yet:

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