Monday, September 20, 2010
While my hometown newsrags, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette and the Fort Wayne News Sentinel continues their heinous diatribe of all things liberal and progressive, day in and day out, it had me wondering if the truth was every going to be able to shine through to my fellow citizens here in Indiana. Last election, Indiana turned into a blue state. I was crushed....not because Indiana voted in the majority for a black man because I would love to have been part of the history that would bring the presidency to a person of color. If there had been a decent person of color running for president, I would have been part of that history. Trouble is in Indiana, particularly in the cities, people are getting fed a steady stream of liberal garbage, are content and set in their ways, and fail to venture beyond the main stream media to get an idea about what is really going on in the country and the world.
Even today, I have a number of acquaintances who biggest goal in life is to improve their golf handicap. Many believe that tolerance about everything, not making waves, is the way to 'love thy neighbor'. In my own family, I have a sister who had a son, my namesake and nephew, Michael, who died of HIV/Aids which he acquired as an active homosexual man. Just today, after we exchanged e-mails regarding that froot loop Bill Maher, who she thinks is funny, whom I know to be a gay man with a hateful personality, and I said so....she commented, Oh so you think Michael is in hell.
If Michael gave his heart and life to Jesus Christ, repented of his sins before he died then I believe he is with Jesus Christ today and I told her this. And maybe Michael did this...I don't know, we did not live near each other. But this is the way we are....maybe your sister is a lesbian or your girlfriend has had abortions, because we love those people, we do not regard the truth of God's word but rather take the side of these sinners. This we do to our detriment. There are scriptural/biblical truths. God is known as the Alpha and the Omega, the one who sees the beginning from the end and vice versa and He has absolutely no reason to change His mind nor His word which are provided by the 66 books of our bible. These books and their authors were inspired by God's Holy Spirit to write the words therein...these words will not change and God's word will never return void. Of everyone anywhere, God is the only entity who says what He means and means what He says, all the time.
Today I tell you that I agree with Christine O'Donnell that WE ARE AMERICA! Our danger is found in the words even our founders have provided for us to consider. John Adams tells us that "Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." Benjamin Franklin adds "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters".
Daniel Webster speaks quite frankly on the subject when he tells us "....I am committed against every thing which in my judgment, may weaken, endanger, or destroy (the constitution)....and especially against all extension of Executive power; and I am committed against any attempt to rule the free people of this country by the power and the patronage of the government itself....".
We are at that crossroads America. In just 6 weeks from now we will vote and we must vote in numbers and we must vote with diligence and be vigilant to all the shenanigans of those who will certainly not play by the rules of our free society. If we are not diligent and vigilant then heaven help us as Samuel Adams puts it: "The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy the gift of heaven, let us become a virtuous people; then shall we both deserve and enjoy it. While, on the other hand, if we are universally vicious and debauched in our manners, though the form of our Constitution carries the face of the most exalted freedom, we shall in reality be the most abject slaves."
Abject slaves....this is what President Obama has in mind for us as he continues his drive to destroy our Constitution, our Republic, our way of life and our livlihoods. Do not be fooled by Obama finally stepping foot in some church this past weekend....his advisors have told him that political symbolism is necessary now more than ever. See instead, the fruit that he bears, and of course, you will know what kind of tree he truly is.
We are a nation of sinners and yet we all know that while we are in that condition that Christ laid down his life for each of us. People can turn from their sin and repent and a nation can do likewise. I particularly wish to call on my fellow Christians (captial "C" Christians), not those in name only, to take God at his word as found in II Chronicles 7:14..."If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." Like I said, God's word does not return void.
Finally, regarding Christine O'Donnell, and I admittedly stole this from Glenn Beck when he asked is she a good witch or a bad witch fully aware that Chris Coons, her opponent is an avowed Marxist and there are only bad Marxists....no good ones. I intend to pray for her to find the light that is Jesus Christ and know that there is meaning in likeminded people doing the same thing. I would pray for her as quickly as I would pray for that generation alive today who seems to worship all things having to do with 'vampires' and other forms of Satanic worship as well.
WE THE PEOPLE, us Tea Party folks, are now supposed to be on the defensive from the Obama administration....I say, bring it on Prez....truth is on our side. I read the back of the book and I know how this is going to end....we win!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
This week the University of Kentucky removed The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it "offended" the Muslim population, which claims it never occurred. This is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it. It is now more than 60 years since the Second World War in Europe ended.
This is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russian peoples looking the other way!
Now more than ever, with Iran among others claiming the Holocaust to be "a myth," it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.
This is intended to reach 40 million people worldwide! Join us and be a link in the memorial chain and help us distribute it around the world. Please send this email to 10 people you know and ask them to continue the memorial chain.
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The UK invoking PC as the reason for placating complaints from this politically active Islamic group can annul the truth, silencing history, muzzling the cries of the innocents down through the centuries. Count on it, one day they will say the same thing about Sept. 11, 2001.
I know it's a lot to ask for in these tough times, but I'd like to see either a lot of letters from parents of students about the altered curriculum, or a lot of students voting with their feet in the cause of freedom and liberty, for ultimately, that is what it is about. UK is only doing it because they can, and feel no sense of responsibility to their students.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
In America, we have every right to burn as many Qur'ans as we own. Should we? My suggestion to the good Reverend who wishes to burn Qur'ans is that he who is without sin throw the first match.
As Americans we have a huge area of ignorance about Islam and those who take Islam by faith as their religion. We need to know more. For example: While most of what the majority of people know about the Qur'an has to do with violent attacks on non-Muslims, later writings tell Muslims to live in peace with those who will live in peace with them. Which is why you have such a dichotomy in Islam, those who follow the original, violent writings, and those who decry violence and wish to follow their god by living in peace.
Here's the thing, if they will live in peace, the Constitution of the United States of America protects their right to worship in error. That's what religious freedom is all about. Changing their hearts is the work of the Holy Spirit.
Are there those who wish to abide by U.S. law and live peaceably in America? Yes, many, most, in the U.S. do. I count among my close friends a number of United States Marines, who have put their own lives on the line in Iraq and Afghanistan, who are also Muslims. They served this nation in uniform, took an oath to defend it. I do not agree with Islam, but I respect even those whom I believe worship in error, who are willing to defend this nation and the Constitution of the United States. They, just like everyone else in the world, are free to reject the free gift of salvation though Jesus Christ. That doesn't mean I will hate them and not love them.
But Islam is a house divided, That division starts between Sunnis and Shiites. There are extra-Qur'an writings called the Hadithas. Trouble is, the Sunnis and Shiites claim different texts! Good information on all this can be found athttp://hnn.us/articles/934.html.
For a general understanding, Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda are Sunni. The Shiites tend to be more cerebral and concentrate on their religion, as opposed to building up of the political arms of Islam through force and terror. Good luck with studying all the Hadithas; even the Imams do not agree on their meanings.
BTW, one of the aspects of Islam which we in the west have difficulty with is duality. To us, if the Qu'ran and the Hadithas give conflicting orders, we might choose the most recent writings as superior. (Most often more recent writings suggest peace, not war and violence.) However, to those in Islam, they accept both writings, even when they seem to conflict, and use current context as the deciding element. There is one real problem with burning the Qur'an, and that is that, even though we believe it to be a book of error, to millions of people it is sacred, and it is mighty difficult to discuss the love of Christ with people when you are burning a book they revere , even if in error.
So I repeat, let him who is without sin throw the first match.