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  1. Anyone hear of this story yet? Is it me or is this stuff becoming more common around here. I seriously am starting to think we need to arm ourselves if we go out into the woods. Especially with all the idiot meth heads in Snohomish and Pierce county. http://www.komonews.com/news/local/39475472.html
  2. has anyone on CC been up Adams glacier lately? I have not seen any trip reports and I am curious what the conditions are like right now. T
  3. Say what? Missing climber on Rainer

    The vast majority of posters on Komo are ignorant. Just reading the comments on their is enough to give a healthy individual a heart attack.
  4. Gonna hit it this weekend. Anyone been up recently? snowshoes needed? Do not want to have to posthole the whole way!
  5. Rainier Inghram direct?

    Unfortunately I am not good enough to ski it =). I hope the posthole h#@$ is not as bad as you make it because I am probably gonna skip on the snowshoes.
  6. snowshoes?

    doing Ingrham direct soon, was wonderng if the snow is consolidated enough right now to not have to use snowshoes? I just dont want to posthole the whole way up =)
  7. snowshoes?

    This is the forecast so far for the coming weekend. Sorta sounds like we have a 50/50 chance of making it: SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL 9000 FEET.
  8. Avalanche on Rainier?

    Did not hear about that one. But sounds like your friends story true or not just came true today with. http://www.komonews.com/news/local/95695844.html
  9. ingrham direct?

    Anyone been up the ingrham direct lately? I was thinking of doing it next week, but don't want to if I am going to be postholing the whole way! ARghhhh. Any beta is much appreciated.
  10. 13 Year Old Attempts Everest

    Not to knock the kid, but didnt a 12 year old sherpa make the summit on a whim just a few months ago? T
  11. Thinking of heading up there in the next week. Anyone been up recently? I know the temps are going to be a bit warm on Sunday. Don't want to have a post hole fest! I am sure it will be!
  12. Will Jesus make me a better climber if I pray?

    Just one more thought. Climbing itself is not selfish, but in my experience those who climb the most tend to be a bit self centered and selfish.
  13. Will Jesus make me a better climber if I pray?

    What a COP out. Your argument is full of holes. Religion is not the reason why people kill each other. However religion may be used as a tool by some to destroy others. There are plenty of world dictators and evil men I.E. Stalin, Pol Pot, and Hitler who had no need for Christianity or Islam. People will find plenty ways to kill one another. Sure religion may be used as an excuse, but I can think of alot of excuses that humans use to kill one another. I.E. race, class, economics, technology.
  14. [TR] Weeping Wall, Bluewood, WA - 1/9/2010

    Thats cool, I see you decided to stay on the east side of the state. Probably a good idea =) Looks decent.
  15. [TR] Weeping Wall, Bluewood, WA - 1/9/2010

    nice job steve, is that near walla walla?
  16. Abolishing the death penalty

    This is why I support the death penalty. Plus we shouldn't allow animals like Clemmons on the street.
  17. truth!

    You know at first I kinda chuckled but you do have a point. How many single young men is this current batch of wars keeping employed?
  18. It's a peaceful religion

    Oh so your Bill Mahr now?
  19. It's a peaceful religion

    Unsubstantiated stuff? Seems like the same thing can be said about what you are saying. And your right Catholicism may be losing numbers, but many evangelical sects are gaining numbers big time. You ask for numbers: In 1900 Africa had around 10 million Christians out of a continental population of 107 about nine percent. Today there are 360 million Christians out of 784 million, (nearly half of the population claims to be Christians). As far as China goes, most researchers (including most secular sources) estimate the number of Christians to be at around 1 million in 1949. In the past 50 years there has been a 60 fold increase in Christianity. Today there are 50 to 120 million Christians in China (120 being the high end). The largest church in the world is in Korea, over a million people! I am not denying the fact that religion is at a stand still in Europe. I should say Christianity, because Islam is growing in Europe. And yes religion still does factor into politics in Europe and the west. The events of 9/11 is a good reminder of this. Just look at the ban on Minarets in Switzerland. Expect a backlash there. But the fact of the matter is that Christianity is growing rapidly in most of the non western nations. Well, I never threw out any numbers, so it's hard to be unsubstantiated, isn't it? You failed to included the LOSS of religiosity in Europe, the latin world, and elsewhere during the same periods you mentioned, that offset the numbers you'e posted above. I did mention Europe. But the reality is that the majority of Europe's population is aging and on the decline compared to most parts of the world. Regardless of whether Europe and parts of the United States are in decline, it has been remarkably offset by the increase in rather traditional christian churches in the rest of the world. Did I forget to Mention Pastor Cho's church in Korea, which is nearly a million members strong? Pretty similar to any main stream church in America (think Joel Osteen). You seem to discount the fact that global Christianity is on the rise. That being said the Pacific Northwest has largely been a secular region of the United States, but that has somewhat changed in recent years. The largest churches in the area are growing VERY FAST and are mostly what most would define as Evangelical I.E. Marshill in Ballard, City Church, Christian Faith Center, Champion Center just to name a few. And each one of these churches alone have at least 6,000 members. The pacific northwest has actually become quite religious in the last ten years. In the end I agree with you, many Christians in the United States have a marginal faith at best. But even a marginal faith has a huge influence on the culture of a society.
  20. It's a peaceful religion

    Unsubstantiated stuff? Seems like the same thing can be said about what you are saying. And your right Catholicism may be losing numbers, but many evangelical sects are gaining numbers big time. You ask for numbers: In 1900 Africa had around 10 million Christians out of a continental population of 107 about nine percent. Today there are 360 million Christians out of 784 million, (nearly half of the population claims to be Christians). As far as China goes, most researchers (including most secular sources) estimate the number of Christians to be at around 1 million in 1949. In the past 50 years there has been a 60 fold increase in Christianity. Today there are 50 to 120 million Christians in China (120 being the high end). The largest church in the world is in Korea, over a million people! I am not denying the fact that religion is at a stand still in Europe. I should say Christianity, because Islam is growing in Europe. And yes religion still does factor into politics in Europe and the west. The events of 9/11 is a good reminder of this. Just look at the ban on Minarets in Switzerland. Expect a backlash there. But the fact of the matter is that Christianity is growing rapidly in most of the non western nations.
  21. It's a peaceful religion

    What kind of conversion rates are you seeing in like Saudi Arabia or anywhere in the middle east I wonder? Pretty terrible from what I hear, but Saudi Arabia is an extermely repressed society. I read somewhere that there were around 13,000 in Saudi Arabia? I could be wrong. Many Christians living in arab countries are leaving! Living in an Islamic society is much different then living in a Christian or even Bhuddhist nation. I would argue that the rise of secular govermrent is much more possible in a Christian or Bhuddist nation versus a Muslim nation. Some here may disagree, but choice is an inherent principle in the Judeo/Christian ethic.
  22. It's a peaceful religion

    WRONG! Didn't Regan say to Gorby trust but verify? The vast majority of islamic growth is through reproduction. Whereas the latest trends show the vast majority of Christian growth is through conversion plus reproduction. Christianity is the fastest growing religion in South America, Africa, and Asia. There is a 600 percent growth of Protestant Christianity in Vietnam. Additionally Evangelical Christianity (GASP to some!) is the fastest growing denomination in China. I don't know if you have been to China, but house churches are popping up everywhere, and that is one reason the Chinnese goverment has so brutally cracked down in recent years on the Church in China. The vast majority of muslims living in China live along the western and marginal edge in very rural areas. And most of its growth is due to natural birth rates (not conversion) Christianity meanwhile is growing in most of urban China. Current estimates are between 40 million on the low end, to 150 million on the high end. At current rates China may be the center of the evangelical world by mid century. Europe is a different story, only because immigration from Muslim nations is higher, and Europe tends to be secular. I know all the athiest on this board hate to hear this news. But Christianity is alive and doing very well in most of the non western world.
  23. Leavenworth ice

    LOL
  24. It's a peaceful religion

    Funny people were saying this 100 years ago too. Believe what you want but the fact is that Christianity is growing rapidly in places like China, the rest of Asia, Africa and many other parts of the world.
  25. Erik Weihenmayer Shock!!

    LOL that was so funny!
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