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My Son the Communist

"My stepson is 16. He posted on his FB that he is now a communist. He is just doing it because he knows it pisses me off. I acted like I didn't care and posted the following (below). Then I changed his password. He had no idea I knew his password. It is still there for all his friends to see. He is really pissed off. I took the door off his bedroom. He has no privacy now.

I took all his video games and stuff and set them up in the sun room for his 8 year old sister to use. Instead of giving him his weekly allowance, I split it up between him and his sisters. Then I took him down to Lucky's supermarket and made him apply for a job. They hired him the next day. But I told him he has to bring home his paycheck every Thursday so I can split it up amongst everybody. He is not very happy. His mother is backing me up 100%. His work load is almost unbearable for a 16 year old.

com·mu·nism (kmy-nzm) - NOUN: A theoretical economic system characterized by the collective ownership of property and by the organization of labor for the common advantage of all members.

... Garrett, since you into communism-I will support you. To keep things at home in the spirit of things, all of your possessions are now shared with your sisters. You will now have to share in the workload of chores at home. All of them.

Since your mother and I are Capitalists we are exempt. Since you are the only communist at home, you get to do ALL the chores."

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If...

You were my son's stepfather and done this, I would be grateful... Unfortunately, my son's mother is also a Communist Democrat.

When Fascism goes to sleep, it checks under the bed for Ron Paul!

Tough call

All kids are different, as with relationships. You need the upper hand raising teenagers, I had three. That being said, the punishment should fit the crime. All the post I read are from one extreme to the other. Do what you think is necessary to get his attention, but keep his respect in the process. Hard thing to do!!!

dave anderson

the problem is not the stepson...

It is the horrible dynamic of the "blended family" as a result of divorce then remarriage. Jesus said that divorce then remarriage is adultery(mark 10:1-12, luke 16:18, etc.). Therefore, too said "dad", just because you bang this kid's mom, and she is cool with adultery; does not make you right. Good luck.

Bullshit. My parents are

Bullshit. My parents are divorced and it literally saved my and my fathers lives. You want to quote scripture, why don't you quote the part of casting the first stone. Judge not huh? Hypocrite. Typical of your type. So instead of a "blended" family one is better off with no family at all? If you're married and your husband/wife sleeps with somebody else and you get divorced you shouldn't be allowed to remarry because one person in the relationship fucked it up? And just because you live parts of your life by some stupid book doesn't make another person wrong by not living by that same doctrine. You don't live that book to the t so don't act all high and mighty. You know how I know you don't live by everything in that book? Because if you committed some of the acts condoned by that book you'd be imprisoned.

That poster failed to give

That poster failed to give full counsel of Scripture:

Matthew 19:9 KJV
And I say unto you , Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery : and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

They are the words of Jesus and those words are proceeded by religious do gooders (in outside actions only) trying to "trick" him up.

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The message of Jesus is that all of the law hangs on 2 things:

1) Love God
2) Love your neighbor as yourself

If love were practiced by all there would never be divorce because no one would ever mess things up.

I am sorry about the hardships that you and your father endured, and really do not have sufficient words to express that...only that I am glad that you managed to get thru it. And even those words don't sound like much. I wish I had better words for you.

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To anyone who wants to hear

John Piper has written a position paper in 1986 titled Divorce and Remarriage. bear might be too evil, but you can learn from bear's failing. Just google it.

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The only evil, divisive words in this exchange are yours, Galt

To Bear, with love.

I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
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John MacArthur wrote a paper

John MacArthur wrote a paper too:

http://www.believersweb.org/view.cfm?ID=822

He without sin...

Seems SOMEONE forgot that little tidbit. LOL at calling bear 'evil', s/he's probably one of the friendliest people here, Certainly friendlier (and more rational) than yourself.

Look who's the evil sinner now!!!!!1111oneone2

Unless you're completely without sin, you have no business calling others evil. It's not only rude, it's also pretty stupid.

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Sorry, stray

You have had the word of God imparted unto you. Now, try and run from the truth. Hint: not going to happen.

I just had an idea. Go fuck

I just had an idea. Go fuck yourself. My apologies to others here, but this dudes a prick. Your book has no bearing on me. Your truth is yours and mine is mine. It's people like you that give me such disdain for theists.

Call me what you will, stray

I simply repeated a quote that has been in a book longer than you have been alive and will be there long after you are dead.

The quote is by that guy who gave sight to the blind and brought dead people back to life; according to many witnesses.

Can you do any of that? I guess he has some authority--at least more than you, mortal.

I guess you don't realize how

I guess you don't realize how stupid that sounds. Zombies? Yeah, okay. Have fun with your imaginary friend and your plagiarized crazy book.

Stray, your scoffing...

changes nothing. The word of God will endure. You are still ignorant. Your parents are still adulterers. Stay ignorant. It does not affect me.

Ignorant? Ah, you and I go

Ignorant? Ah, you and I go way back don't we. You don't know me. I'm grateful for that. You're not the type of person I care to associate with. Enjoy being crazy and hateful. Thank bob for the block function.

You are clearly holier than thou.

You have God's knowledge oozing out of you. Please poster, dictate to me and everyone else what God thinks we should do.

mock all you want, awl19

Your stupidity will change not one word in the bible.

My stupidity...

Good to see Christians still aren't above ad hominem attacks. You're doing the Lord's work, buddy.

Who said I was working for the Lord?

Is that all you got, mocker?

Comprehension Skills

Matthew 19:9 KJV
And I say unto you , Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery : and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery
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Those words were spoken by Jesus. I comprehend those words to mean there are cases for remarriage where adultery would not be committed.

There's your greenlight, bear

Divorce and remarry according to your will. Who cares? ;-).

God cares

Preceding that verse the Pharisees came to Jesus to trick him. Jesus cares deeply that people who are one flesh be not torn asunder by adultery.

The permission is already there in Scripture. That does not mean anyone has to divorce their spouse because of an affair. It only means that it is permissible. If a spouse has an affair, the other spouse has permission to divorce and should that innocent spouse remarry, according to Jesus, adultery is not committed. I cannot change the words of Jesus, nor will I try to, nor will I discount them and relegate them to a green light.

I am not looking for a green light. I do not need a green light. Thank God I am married to a man who loves me more than himself and I love him hopefully as much. I can only try.

Here is the full audio of that passage: http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/matthew/19-audio.html

Jesus said all the law and prophets hang on love: Love of God and Love of Neighbor as self.

The message of Jesus is to love.

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Back to the comprehesion skills

You must have never read Mark 10:1-12. The gospel of Matthew does not trump Mark. Then add another gospel Luke and might start getting the picture. But I do not have faith in you, bear.

I am not your enemy

I am not worthy of any of your faith, so I am glad you do not have faith in me. No passage of scripture trumps any other passage of Scripture. Scripture is like harmony. When played together it sounds beautiful. If you just play an alto part of a song, it sounds way off from the melody. Anyways. I gave you this post above http://www.believersweb.org/view.cfm?ID=822
from John MacArthur.

I will also give you this from John Piper:

"I suppose there will always be disagreement about the meaning of the “exception clause” in Matthew 19:9 (“Whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery”)." http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/taste-see-articl...
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I am not your enemy. This is a Biblical subject on which great scholars disagree. But those who love the Lord are able to speak to one another in civility. I think it is also important to note, that it is not the Christian's job to make unbelievers live according to the Word. Only God can accomplish that thru a changed heart.

Did you hear what Stray said to you: “My parents are divorced and it literally saved my and my fathers lives”

How do you think Stray feels about whatever his mother did to he and his father? What do you think Jesus would say to Stray?

I hear these words:
Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden , and I will give you rest .29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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We are not friends, bear

Believe what you want. It makes no difference to me. I did my job. I declared the truth. What you do with it has nothing to do with me.

Truth

John 14:6 KJV
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Jesus is the truth and what one does with Jesus has everything to do with life...be very careful that you do not cause a little one to stumble.

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/matthew/18-audio.html

Funny, I thought I was

Funny, I thought I was reading what a step-mom was doing to her step-son and that his mother was on board as well.

Because of your comment I went back and read. I suppose the step-dad is doing this and the mother is on board.

I ask you this: How do you know the blended family is due to divorce?

What if both spouses lost spouses and then found each other.

My mom and my step-dad married because both lost spouses thru death, not divorce.

That being said, it was a hard adjustment for me even though I was already out of the home...so blended families are hard, but when successfully done can be a blessing for all as mine is now.

Perhaps that step-dad is a God-send? Perhaps he will make a difference in a 16 year old boy's life.

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To answer your question, bear

Unlike you, I have good reading comprehension skills. So call it...an educated guess or whatever makes you happy.

Oh, OK, in that case,

I am pretty sure I comprehend what you are saying to me. Thank you for your kind words on my behalf and your explanation of my abilities.

No lesson

The only lesson you're teaching him is that you are just as childish as him and that people can only believe what they want as long as it doesn't upset another person. If it was me, I would have asked him if he was serious first, and if he said yes, I would have kicked his ass out on the street.

Please come join my forum if you're not a trendy and agree with my points of view.