CARM Newsletter 07-09-06

Welcome to the July 9, 2006 Newsletter

Suggestions for CARM redesign effort

Thank you for these suggestions that you sent in regarding the CARM redesign effort.  I am teaching myself what is called CSS.  It is used to design web sites.  Once implemented, it will enable me to manage the entire CARM web site much more efficiently.  It will also allow the site to be downloaded to PDAs and some phones.  In addition, it will load much faster and I will be in any better position to keep up with increasing technology requirements on the Internet.

It is taking a long time to implement because I need to teach myself, and this old brain doesn't absorb information as wells it used to.

Time to get a job

By God's grace I was able to be full-time in CARM from March through today.  Unfortunately, because of some CPA oversights for the year 2005, I have been paying taxes in large amounts for the past few months.  Last week the IRS said that I owed a few more thousand dollars.  I can't help but wonder what's going on because all the tax problems are coming out of Ogden Utah, home of the Mormons.  I have absolutely no proof, but I can't help but wonder if something is going on.  Anyway, this combined with the slow donation responses during the summer means that I have to find a job starting tomorrow.

I have thoroughly enjoyed working full-time and CARM and I Bank the Lord for the few months in which I was able to devote all my time to CARM.  Lord willing, after we catch up financially, I'll be able to do it again.  Please pray for this Ministry.

CARM is constantly getting e-mails of thanks and praise and condemnation.  Here are a the raw.

  • Love mail:

    • Hi, , I read your article on "Is a Christian who commits suicide still forgiven?".  Recently a very good friend of mine who was a christian took his own life and I was worried and left being unsure of whether or not I'd ever see him again.  Your article really helped me to put the matter to rest and finally let him go, in my mind,  to be with God. Your site has helped me put worries to rest a few times before, but it never hit as close to him as today.  I thank you again for helping me in this way.  Frank

    • Just wanted to thank you so much for your faith in the Lord and the battle that you are fighting.
      I've "used" your material for almost 4 years now, and it's helped us to show a former-LDS to come know the true, historical, biblical and living Christ. Keep up the good work.   Ben

    • Your site continues to be the best! Thank You!   Misty

    • Thank you for your website!  It is a blessing to have this much information available to us. Anthony

  • Hate mail:

    • I just came upon your web page. And I am sickened. . . . I think it is very UNchristian to belittle someone for their beliefs, no matter if you believe they are wrong.

    • Your arrogance and stupidity are astounding...You idiot... I've FORGOTTEN more than you'll ever know...These are theological questions, such as what one would expect from some self-righteous moron with a cereal-box "Divinity" diploma, instead of true academic credentials...This is a perfect example of the kind of immaturity and insecurity displayed by those who can only cultivate a sense of self-worth by tearing something/someone else down. It is a juvenilistic, playground mentality that one could only hope that you'd have outgrown by now... No one who has made a serious study of ANY religion would make the grade-school-level errors you have managed. No one. Your writings are not accurate in any way, shape or is idiots like you who put the work of REAL Christianity back decades. It is morons like YOU who destroy what little credibility the Evangelical movement HAS LEFT.

    • Christianity is the one true religion? As you say this sounds narrow-minded and dogmatic - that is because it IS narrow-minded and dogmatic. Why does your faith rely so heavily on being the ONLY way and putting down the beliefs of others? Sounds like some theological insecurities to me? Your sad, confined view of religion does a disservice to the rest of the religious world. Open your mind to uncomfortable questions and avoid the temptation to hold up "scriptures" (as the irrefutable proof of what you believe.


About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.