Saturday, August 31, 2013


"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28

God does not send us two classes of providences--one good, and one evil. All are good.
Affliction is God's goodness in the seed. It takes time for a seed to grow and to develop into fruitfulness. Many of the best things of our lives come to us first as pain, suffering, earthly loss, or disappointment--black seeds without beauty--but afterward they grow into the rich fruits of righteousness!

"No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it!" Hebrews 12:11

(J.R. Miller, "Help for the Day")

Friday, August 30, 2013

Obama's Chicago Mandates Sex Ed for Five Year Olds

Excerpts:   ( - The Chicago Public Schools this year are mandating that the district’s kindergarten classes include sex education, fulfilling a proposal President Barack Obama supported in 2003 when he served in the Illinois state senate and later defended when he ran for president in the 2008 election cycle.

Obama first noted that he had worked with Planned Parenthood to push a sex education bill when he served in the Illinois state legislature...."But it is the right thing to do, to provide age-appropriate sex education, science-based sex education in the schools.” 

According to a report published yesterday by the CBS affiliate in Chicago, the new sex education program mandated in Chicago public schools will—like  the SIECUS curriculum—instruct kindergartners about same-sex relationships. 


Obama believes the amount and type of information given to 5 year olds (many of which aren't even out of 5T clothes yet or just barely!)will be decided not by the parents but by the State. You know, that "village". The one that is  opposition to God's created order and morals, promotes sodomy and abortion, rejects  respect and honor of parents,  has true education greatly lacking, where statism runs amok---that village.

That corrupt village is raising your children, if you are leaving them in their hands.

Entertaining and Enticing People Into the Churches

I was reminded today of Charles H. Spurgeon from Slaughtering the Sheep:

“An evil is in the professed camp of the Lord, so gross in its impudence, that the most shortsighted can hardly fail to notice it during the past few years. It has developed at an abnormal rate, even for evil. It has worked like leaven until the whole lump ferments. The devil has seldom done a cleverer thing than hinting to the church that part of their mission is to provide entertainment for the people, with a view to winning them.
From speaking out as the Puritans did, the church has gradually toned down her testimony, then winked at and excused the frivolities of the day. Then she tolerated them in her borders. Now she has adopted them under the plea of reaching the masses.
My first contention is that providing amusement for the people is nowhere spoken of in the Scriptures as a function of the church. If it is a Christian work, why did not Christ speak of it? “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). That is clear enough. So it would have been if He had added, “and provide amusement for those who do not relish the gospel.” No such words, however, are to be found. It did not seem to occur to him.
Then again, “He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some evangelists; and some pastors and teachers .., for the work of the ministry” (Eph. 4:11-12). Where do entertainers come in? The Holy Spirit is silent concerning them. Were the prophets persecuted because they amused the people or because they refused? The concert has no martyr roll.
Again, providing amusement is in direct antagonism to the teaching and life of Christ and all his apostles. What was the attitude of the church to the world? Ye are the salt” (Matt. 5:13), not the sugar candy—something the world will spit out not swallow. Short and sharp was the utterance, “Let the dead bury their dead” (Matt. 8:22) He was in awful earnestness.
Had Christ introduced more of the bright and pleasant elements into his mission, he would have been more popular when they went back, because of the searching nature of His teaching. I do not hear him say, “Run after these people Peter and tell them we will have a different style of service tomorrow, something short and attractive with little preaching. We will have a pleasant evening for the people. Tell them they will be sure to enjoy it. Be quick Peter, we must get the people somehow.” Jesus pitied sinners, sighed and wept over them, but never sought to amuse them.
In vain will the Epistles be searched to find any trace of this gospel of amusement! Their message is, “Come out, keep out, keep clean out!” Anything approaching fooling is conspicuous by its absence. They had boundless confidence in the gospel and employed no other weapon.
After Peter and John were locked up for preaching, the church had a prayer meeting but they did not pray, “Lord grant unto thy servants that by a wise and discriminating use of innocent recreation we may show these people how happy we are.” If they ceased not from preaching Christ, they had not time for arranging entertainments. Scattered by persecution, they went everywhere preaching the gospel. They turned the world upside down (Acts 17:6). That is the only difference! Lord, clear the church of all the rot and rubbish the devil has imposed on her, and bring us back to apostolic methods.
Lastly, the mission of amusement fails to effect the end desired. It works havoc among young converts. Let the careless and scoffers, who thank God because the church met them halfway, speak and testify. Let the heavy laden who found peace through the concert not keep silent! Let the drunkard to whom the dramatic entertainment has been God’s link in the chain of the conversion, stand up! There are none to answer. The mission of amusement produces no converts. The need of the hour for today’s ministry is believing scholarship joined with earnest spirituality, the one springing from the other as fruit from the root. The need is biblical doctrine, so understood and felt, that it sets men on fire.

Communist China Forced Live Abortion

One wonders if this is the goal of liberals: forced abortion. Here's a report of  Communist China's force abortion/one child policy. Also according to the report the suicide rate of women in Communist China is very high: 590 women a day kill themselves.

This is the fruit of big government (Communism). The very opposite of what conservatives believe in which is smaller government. Liberals want the state to get involved in personal lives and every day choices (from what light bulbs, grocery bags, or toilet paper you use to what your view and words should be about social issues like homosexuality or evolution--so much for "choice" by the group that claims to be all about "choice"!)

Lawmakers Laugh At Abortion Survivor: now there's liberal compassion for women!

The maturity level of liberal lawmakers is underwelming. Laughing at victims of botched abortions is inappropriate and reveals dark hearts.

Weak Obama Backs Muslim Brotherhood and Makes US Inept In Middle East Eyes

Radio show with retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely:
Obama’s really not a very brave person, so I don’t think he’ll take any brave action,” Vallely said. “He is known, even in the Middle East and Syria, for supporting the Muslim Brotherhood as he did in Egypt. His trend is toward supporting those elements also in Syria.
“The Syrian generals who defected, they all know this. They look at America as very weak, very impotent under our leadership right now,” he said.
As a result of his latest consultations, Vallely reported that the U.S. is actively providing support and logistics for the Muslim Brotherhood and salafist organizations like al-Qaida, but the more democratic-minded Free Syrian Army is essentially ignored. So why are Obama and his advisers siding with the more radical elements?
“They continue to make international mistakes like they did in Libya and that they did in Egypt. So there’s a pattern of ineptness and a misunderstanding about why this administration would continue to support the Muslim Brotherhood and the radical Islamists, rather than the Free Syrian Army, which is the true opposition force over there,” said Vallely, who believes Obama has not been hoodwinked by the Muslim Brotherhood but simply embraces its ideology.

Read more at WND.

Silence of Obama and Holder On Recent Crimes Against White Victims By Black Teens

The silence is deafening.

Eric Holder and Barrack Hussein Obama both were vocal and prejudice in the Trayvon Martin case, but nary a word on the huge international story of Melbourne, Australian baseball player who was murdered to three punks--two of which were black, because they "were bored".

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania CBS afflilate tried to get a response from the administration, but they are tight-lipped. Even about another black-on-white crime, this time an elderly Washington State veteran woman who was murdered by two black teens.

It seems Obama isn't standing with the people of OK or Washington this time. He chose to stand with Sanford, presuming with prejudice, that Martin was killed by George Zimmerman because of skin color. (I'm still puzzled at why people identify Obama as black when he is half white and why the "white" part of him doesn't identify with white victims--only his "black" part identifies with black victims).

Hypocrisy and race.


LA Times Botches Civil Rights History....Make That, LA Times Rewrites Civil Rights History

LA Times botches (read: rewrites) history of Civil Rights Act by claiming the Democrats led the legislation victory in the 60's; Larry Elder responds.

For the history go here. Excerpts:

How many blacks know that following the Civil War, 23 blacks -- 13 of them ex-slaves -- were elected to Congress, all as Republicans? The first black Democrat was not elected to Congress until 1935, from the state of Illinois. The first black congressional Democrat from a Southern state was not elected until 1973.

How many blacks know that blacks founded the Texas Republican Party? On July 4, 1867, in Houston, Texas, 150 blacks and 20 whites formed the party. No, not the Black Texas Republican Party, they founded the Texas Republican Party. Blacks across Southern states also founded the Republican parties in their states.

Fugitive slave laws? In 1850, Democrats passed the Fugitive Slave Law. If merely accused of being a slave, even if the person enjoyed freedom all of his or her life (as approximately 11 percent of blacks did just before the Civil War), the person lost the right to representation by an attorney, the right to trial by jury, and the right to habeas corpus.

Emancipation? Republican President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil War. In 1865, the 13th Amendment emancipating the slaves was passed with 100 percent of Republicans (88 of 88 in the House, 30 of 30 in the Senate) voting for it. Only 23 percent of Democrats (16 of 66 in the House, 3 of 8 in the Senate) voted for it.

Civil rights laws? In 1868, the 14th Amendment was passed giving the newly emancipated blacks full civil rights and federal guarantee of those rights, superseding any state laws. Every single voting Republican (128 of 134 -- with 6 not voting -- in the House, and 30 of 32 -- with 2 not voting -- in the Senate) voted for the 14th Amendment. Not a single Democrat (zero of 36 in the House, zero of 6 in the Senate) voted for it.

Ku Klux Klan? In 1872 congressional investigations, Democrats admitted beginning the Klan as an effort to stop the spread of the Republican Party and to re-establish Democratic control in Southern states. As PBS' "American Experience" notes,  "In outright defiance of the Republican-led federal government, Southern Democrats formed organizations that violently intimidated blacks and Republicans who tried to win political power. The most prominent of these, the Ku Klux Klan, was formed in Pulaski, Tenn., in 1865." Blacks, who were all Republican at that time, became the primary targets of violence.

Jim Crow laws? Between 1870 and 1875, the Republican Congress passed many pro-black civil rights laws. But in 1876, Democrats took control of the House, and no further race-based civil rights laws passed until 1957. In 1892, Democrats gained control of the House, the Senate and the White House, and repealed all the Republican-passed civil rights laws. That enabled the Southern Democrats to pass the Jim Crow laws, poll taxes, literacy tests, and so on, in their individual states.

Civil rights in the '60s? Only 64 percent of Democrats in Congress voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Act (153 for, 91 against in the House; and 46 for, 21 against in the Senate). But 80 percent of Republicans (136 for, 35 against in the House; and 27 for, 6 against in the Senate) voted for the 1964 Act.

~Larry Elder,  "The True History of the Racist Democratid Party" in The Free Republic

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Jihadists Are Already Here But Who Cares? Duck Dynasty Is On!

"The American mediocre mind is no match to 14 centuries of Islamic deception.”

~ Former Palestinian terrorist Wallid Shoebat on the ignorance and gullibility of the American people

He's quite right. I've often said that Islam is smart and is happy to have "useful idiots" do their dirty work right here in the West, particularly here in the US. With liberals from both the political and religious sectors, Islam doesn't have to lift a finger to get gullible minds to turn into mush when it comes to accepting a sanitized version of Islam that gullible Westerners can easily accept.  After all, Americans don't need no stinking history. Don't bother them with the grim facts either. That will just get in the way of all the fun they are having watching the Kardashians and immoral Housewives and Duck Dynasty, not to mention Twitter and Facebook time.

But here's what Jim Fletcher shares regarding a new book on the insidious invasion of Islam in America by Michael Coffman:


What we have today is a stealth agenda by the Muslim Brotherhood to infiltrate our government and wider culture … and it is succeeding in spades.

Consider that the Brotherhood’s 1991 report,Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goals of the Group,” which outlines very clearly what they want to do. The fact that the jihadist group has infiltrated the highest levels of the White House indicates they are succeeding. Yet the White House ignores the peril.
Coffman explains the basic differences between Shi’ite Muslims and Sunni Muslims, and articulates succinctly that rivalries among jihadists are only that; they might differ on tactics and strategies, but the end goal remains the same: conquer the world by establishing a global caliphate.
The great value of “Radical Islam in the House” is that Coffman clearly shows the Muslim Brotherhood’s strategy of stealth takeover is perhaps more clever than al-Qaida’s more confrontational methods. But they are two sides of the same coin.
Muhammad Morsi, the recently deposed MB head of Egypt, is nowhere near the moderate his Western dupes make him out to be.... 
In a May, 2012 election speech, Morsi stated: “The Qur’an is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader, jihad is our path and death in the name of Allah is our goal.”
Mohamed Magid is imam of the ADAMS Center, a mosque in Virginia (according to Coffman, “one of the most dangerous in America”). Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano saw fit to appoint Magid to DHS’s Countering Violent Extremism Working Group, which was set up to advise the Obama administration on what it can and cannot say regarding Islam!
This boot-licking posture plays right into the hands of the Islamists’ dhimmi status for “non-believers.”
End quote.

Read more at WND.

Oh Sweet Lorraine: a lifetime of marriage

Get the tissues, this one will make you smile and cry.

A Letter From Fred from Green Shoe Studio on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

WOF "Pastor" and Daughter of Gloria and Kenneth Copeland Shows Lack of Faith and Speaking Forth Her Positive Confession: 21 in her "church" get the measles

Showing how the Word of Faith movement is an utter failure....

Fox News reports that heretics Gloria and  Kenneth Copeland's daughter, Terri Pearsons, who is a "pastor" of a megachurch in Texas, has suffered an outbreak of measles with 21 being infected.

Her advice? Speak away the demon of measles? Have faith it will go away? That would be the typical WOF reponse. But it seems even Terri doesn't have that "gift" of "faith" that her father has. No, to cover herself and her "church" publicly (and perhaps to stave off the Department of Health)  (and obviously realizing the fraud of the WOF's name-it-and-claim-it), she said,

"I would encourage you to do that. There's absolutely nothing wrong with doing that. Go do it. Go do it. Go do it. And go in faith," said Pearsons, whose father is televangelist Kenneth Copeland.  But she added, if "you've got this covered in your household by faith and it crosses your heart of faith then don't go do it.""The main thing is stay in faith no matter what you do...." adding that the Old Testament is "full of precautionary measures."

End quote.

What Kenneth Copeland has consistently taught:

Copeland translates his concept of covenant rights into what has been termed the "health and wealth" or "prosperity" message. "The basic principle of the Christian life is to know that God put our sin, sickness, disease, sorrow, grief, and poverty on Jesus at Calvary," he asserts. "For Him to put any of this on us now would be a miscarriage of justice."[83] ~Deception In the Church

What Gloria Copland, Pearson's mother, consistently has taught:

There is a medicine so powerful it can cure every sickness and disease known to man. It has no dangerous side effects. It is safe even in massive doses. And when taken daily according to directions, it can prevent illness altogether and keep you in vibrant health.

You don't have to call your doctor to get it. You don't even have to drive to the pharmacy. All you must do is reach for your Bible, open to Proverbs 4:20-24 and follow the instructions you find there....

You open your mouth and speak--not words of sickness and disease, discouragment and despair, but words of healing and life, faith and hope. You follow the last step of God's divine prescription and "Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee" (verse 24). In short, you speak the Words of God and call yourself healed in Jesus' Name.

Some people say faith will move mountains. But, the scriptural truth is, faith won't even move a molehill for you unless you release it with the words of your mouth.

~Gloria Copeland, Terri's mother

Pearsons' "church" is not a church because it fails the test of Scripture in structural order as God has commanded (no women leaders) and by doctrine. This statement of faith, for example, says they believe,as is the basic tenent of the WOF movement is that physical health is guaranteed in redemption:

"We believe in divine healing through faith in the Name of Jesus Christ, and we believe that healing is included in the Redemption."

In the WOF, one just has to have "enough" faith and speak forth your positive confession to make your own reality; to get what is your right (in this case, health) from God. Besides the unholy, arrogant attitude toward the thrice Holy and Sovereign God and reversing position and power of God and man, the most ironic thing is that even SHE couldn't 1) prophecy this plague upon her followers, and 2) doesn't have the faith to speak it away. Surely everyone there has the greatest desire to not want it, right? And yet she spoke forth a "negative" confession, showing doubt in her and her parents' own demonic  doctrine of the false "gospel" of health guaranteed for all who have enough faith to be healed.

Simply put,  this WOF leader and her demonic doctrine couldn't help her church.

Perhaps its time for those gullible fleshly people to wake up and see this. Perhaps this is God's hand--this plague or outbreak of measles---to show how utterly condemned this church is and how its leaders are leading them on the broad road to destruction, away from God.

Fear of Men Leads People To Not Reject Treacherous Authors and Teachers

Joh 12:42  Nevertheless many even of the rulers believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue; 43  for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God. 

Gal 1:10  For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ. 

How many people fear men rather than God, and therefore become disloyal to Christ for the sake of holding on to their favorite author or speaker, when such a man speaks and acts treacherously against Christ? It seems that to reject a famous author these days is to incur the wrath of men---to be considered an outsider--and lose one's place within the acceptable circle of Christianity. Even among leaders, to reject a disloyal leader/author/speaker isn't done because to do so would mean the loss of an audience, criticism, rejection of themselves.

But what did Jesus say?

Joh 12:25  "He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. 26  "If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him. 

So, to reject a false teacher, although popular and well-loved by the masses, is to be loyal to Christ above all.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Obama's (Racist) America

In the news for the last few days:

The black St. Peter’s Prep student who purportedly received racist text messages warning him to drop out of the Jersey City high school's student government election sent the texts to himself, a school official confirmed last week.

~New Jersey

Jorge DelaPaz was arrested on charges of assault in the third degree of an elderly person, carrying a dangerous weapon, carrying a pistol without a permit, criminal posession of a pistol and interfering with police.

Police say on Sunday, the elder New Haven man was eating a hamburger in the Goffe Street Park following a Toni Harp mayoral campaign-sponsored event that afternoon when he was approached by DelaPaz. Police say DelaPaz told the elder white male that he shouldn’t be “in his park where young black kids are playing.” When the man refused an order from DelaPaz to pick up a football, DelaPaz punched the man multiple times in the face, knocking him to the ground, police say. Several witnesses supported the victim’s account of the unprovoked attack, police say.

~New Haven Register

A group of kids and a pre-teen bully a three year old girl and make her cry at least twice on camera. The cameraman (a 12 year old boy) brags on Facebook and titled his video "When white people piss black people off."

~ Liveleak

**Update to the video bullying including the fathers' reaction***

Three teenage girls are facing several charges, including ethnic intimidation, after police said they brutally beat a 32-year-old woman Sunday in Pittsburgh’s North Side....
According to police, the girls threw a bottle at the woman’s car, and when she stopped to confront the girls, they attacked her...
Officers said the woman was kicked, punched, robbed and left in the middle of the street.  Police said they also called the victim a racial slur.
Witnesses ran to help the woman and one man said he watched as the three young black girls, ages 14, 15 and 16, were arrested.
The infamous rodeo clown from Missouri who wore an Obama mask said:
“I didn’t do this to do any hating on anyone,” he said. “I did it to be funny, I did it to be a joke. This bit, this clown bit, has been around for generations, and I didn’t think anything more of it than what we’ve done 15 years ago, 10 years ago, five years ago when we’ve done it with Bush, Clinton and Ronald Reagan.”

Gessling, who said he’s received five death threats in response to the stunt, added, “I never did anything because of anybody’s race. I don’t care what color somebody is. If they’re blue, white, green, polka dotted, striped, I have no, it doesn’t bother me one bit.”

~ Politico

Monday, August 26, 2013

Bragging About Sin

Bragging about one's sins is not the same as confessing one's sins to one other. Its nothing short of false humility to justify or at least wallow in one's sins. True humility is utterly ashamed of one's sin and does not easily parade around the sin that so easily entangles himself.

Do Not Add To Scripture

"For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book." (Revelation 22:18)
This sober warning almost at the end of the Bible was given by the glorified Lord Jesus Himself (note v. 20), so should be taken very seriously.
The Bible is not just a great book. It is The Book! Its content had been "for ever . . . settled in heaven" (Psalm 119:89) but had been gradually transmitted to men on Earth through God-called prophets, whose writings were "given by inspiration of God"—that is, literally "God-breathed" (2 Timothy 3:16). "God . . . at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets" (Hebrews 1:1).
Finally, the New Testament was given through Paul and others "by revelation . . . revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit" (Ephesians 3:3, 5). John was the last of the "apostles and prophets" when he wrote Revelation (all the others had been martyred), and Christ then indicated (see text above) that nothing more could be added, not just to John's obviously finished book of Revelation, but really to the now-completed body of inspired Scripture from Genesis to Revelation...Read article.
Other verses which also say the same thing:
Deu 12:32  "Everything that I command you, you shall be careful to do. You shall not add to it or take from it. 
Pro 30:6  Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you and you be found a liar.

Those who think they are getting extra-biblical prophecies, visions, or "words from God" are earning His judgment upon them. HE is not to be trifled with. Scripture is complete. There is nothing missing, nothing God forgot or omitted that we NEED (remember the Serpent's claim to Eve in the Garden of Eden?). Scripture is fully complete in and of itself to supply us with all we need for "life and godliness", making us "competent for every good work". All of God's Word is authoritative. To claim He still gives His word today is either to deny the full authority of the completed Scriptures, or to give full authority to supposed "words" from God today. Either way, both cannot be simultaneously true and both positions are wrong. 

Where Do We Get Our Oil?

Here's a snapshot of where we get our oil from between 2005-2010:

(Source) (in thousands of barrels)

World Politics got its data most updated info from U.S. Energy Information Administration's most recent data on U.S. oil imports including 2012:

Of note:

Syria for 2012- NONE. In 2011 we only got 3,403

Egypt: for 2012:  11,456

Libya: 2012:  22,281

Canada: 2012:  1,081,365

Mexico: for 2012:  377,350

OPEC: for 2012:  1,557,591

Non-OPEC for 2012:  2,320,659

I post this because I find our continual interference with Muslim countries to not have reliable motives. Islam will never accept a Western worldview because of its very nature. Why should we send Americans to get mixed up with a Muslim civil war in Egypt, Syria, and Libya? Money? Oil? Not democracy. That attempt has failed repeatedly from Egypt, to Iraq, and even Turkey.

Muslims' 9-11 March in DC Changes Name to “Million American March Against Fear"

The rapidly expanding grassroots effort to impeach President Obama is now turning its sights on the Million Muslim March planned for Sept. 11.
Although now, the march has undergone a public-relations makeover and the organizers, the American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC), have changed its name to “Million American March Against Fear.”

Read more at WND

The true face of Islam:

Islam says its goal is to take over the West by force:

And we will raise the Islamic flag on every point on earth where Muslims live and we will chase all the enemies of Islam wherever they are. Even in the West, in Europe and in the United States.” 

CAIR,Council on American-Islamic Relations, Islam's pr group in the US (they try to white-wash Islam to an acceptable level for the US---I have little doubt that CAIR has a hand in re-working the Million Muslim March on DC to "Million American March Against Fear":

"CAIR, according to FBI wiretap evidence from a 1993 meeting of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and activists in Philadelphia, was formed to burnish the image of Muslims in the U.S. in support of the Brotherhood’s stated aim of “destroying Western civilization from within” and replacing it with Islamic rule. "

"While CAIR touts itself as a Muslim civil rights group, federal prosecutors in 2007 named CAIR an unindicted co-conspirator in a plot to fund Hamas, and more than a dozen CAIR leaders have been charged or convicted of terrorism-related crimes."


Islam's history is full of violence and hatred:

As noted by Greg Hengler:

First, the most irrational, violent, and intolerant chapters in the Koran--the "Verse of the Sword" (Sura 9:5), most notably--were "revealed" in Medina, late in Muhammad's life, after the ones potentially amenable, and therefore they abrogate the earlier chapters. Allah's order to "kill the unbelievers wherever you find them" is an injunction, not a suggestion. "When we destroy a population," Allah says, "then we destroy them utterly" (17:16-17). Such words are as unamenable to rationalist disambiguation as the order to "fight those who do not profess the true faith till they pay the jiziya (poll tax) with the hand of humility."

"Second, Islamic debate underestimates the weight of Muhammad's personal legacy..."

"Third, Muhammad invented jihad in his lifetime; Islam was spread by jihad in its first century, and it has been defined by jihad ever since. Islam had developed a doctrine, legal system, and historical practice of mandatory violence against nonbelievers many decades before the Mu'tazilite thinkers (believed Allah was accessible to rational thought and inquiry) were born. Muhammad's early followers adopted bloodshed and terrorism as a divinely ordained method...."

" A redirected Islam of a reform nature would no longer be Islam.For the majority of Muslims in America and throughout the world,any such attempt is considered as heretical today as it was at its foundation. "

End quote.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Aaahhhh, Fall


One of my favorite Yankee Candle scents.

Yes I know its mid-August, but that's when all the Fall stuff comes out in the stores. Actually they start in July, but I fight hard to enjoy the Summer. By August its a losing battle and I give in.

I love Autumn.

For my updated Fall iTunes play list:

The Summer Knows (from "The Summer of '42")
What Are You Doing For the Rest of Your Life (Chris Botti and Sting)
September Song (Ella Fitzgerald)
Autumn Leaves (Paula Cole)
When October Goes (Barry Manilow)
Thanksgiving (George Winston)
Harvest Time (Herbie Hancock)
Thanksgiving (Michael Allen Harris)
Kiss the Rain (Yiruma)
Adagio (Secret Garden)
Autumn (Ryan Stewart)
Eyes of a Child (Ryan Stewart)
Sometimes When it Rains (Secret Garden)
Romance Sur la Seine (Jim Brickman)
Candlelight and Lace (Jim Chappell)
I Know Why (And So Do You) Red Garland
Embraced (Secret Garden)
Song from a Secret Garden (Secret Garden)
Walk With Me (Jo Bongiorno)
I'll Wait for You (101 Strings Orchestra)

Fall also football!


Here is a paleo (or Noahic as I like to call it LOL--there is no such thing as evolution or cavemen) family recipe for Pumpkin cake/bars. Its like having a piece of Autumn in your mouth and its actually beneficial for your health!

I may not get the typical Autumn weather (in S. California we get warm Santa Anna winds and fires), but I can at least get the feel of a true Autumn through my favorite things. Soon it will cool off here in the evenings and then before you know it, it'll be time to start that Christmas shopping!

Planned Parenthood Violates FDA Protocol: 42 women in Ohio have botched baby murders via RU-486 Missuse

Today, Ohio Right to Life urged Attorney General Mike DeWine to expedite the litigation against Planned Parenthood and its practice of off-label prescribing the abortion pill RU-486 (mifepristone) in Ohio. This request comes in light of 42 reports of failed uses of the drug in the state.
The Food and Drug Administration recommends that RU-486 (commonly referred to as a chemical abortion) be administered in two doses orally and in the presence of a physician. The FDA approved RU-486 only through 49 days of pregnancy. However, contrary to FDA protocol, Planned Parenthood prescribes chemical abortions through 63 days (9 weeks) of pregnancy. Furthermore, the organization sends women home to complete the chemical abortion themselves without a physician present.
That's not helping women's health. Its slaughtering infants and hurting women.

Obama Blames Irrelevant Limbaugh For DC Gridlock

...President Obama, in an interview this morning on CNN with Chris Cuomo, once again blamed me for the gridlock in Washington....I am the reason he can't move his agenda forward, which of course is silly because he's getting everything he wants.  He blamed me again. 

Well, he's going back and he recycled this idea that the Republicans are not cooperating with him because they're afraid of what I'm gonna say about them. 
The Republicans are not listening to me!  The true irony here is the Republicans are not listening to me.  I don't know who the Republicans are listening to outside of their consultants, but they're not listening to me, but he's gotta blame somebody. 

The last month, if you read Politico or anything that linked to Politico or CNN or ABC or anywhere else, you were reading that it was over for me. That I was bad news for broadcast stations. They could not sell advertising and all of this was because of me and the controversy I engender .... 

In this interview today, Obama blamed me. After a month of being irrelevant, after a month of being almost over, after a month of being a has-been, after a month of salad days are behind me...The media narrative a few weeks ago was that I was over and irrelevant.  Now, who do I sue for whiplash? (laughing) Who do you sue for whiplash?  Do you realize what happened today?  Here I just leapfrogged over George W. Bush, over the Republican Party, over the speaker of the House. I leapfrogged over the rich.  I am at the top of the enemies list.  

~Excerpts from Limbaugh

Newt Gingrich isn't listening.

GOP consultant slams Limbaugh


Nidal Hasan, Ft. Hood Jihadist Convicted of 13 Counts of Murder: for the glory of Islam

The unanimous decision on all 13 counts of premeditated murder made Hasan eligible for execution in the sentencing phase that begins Monday.
There was never any doubt that Hasan was the gunman. He acknowledged to the jury that he was the one who pulled the trigger on fellow soldiers as they prepared to deploy overseas to Iraq and Afghanistan. And he barely defended himself during a three-week trial.
This wasn't about justice, it was about being found guilty on all counts so that Hasan could be found "guilty" of jihad on all thirteen counts, thus ensuring him 72 virgins in "paradise" as Islam promises all tho die for its cause.  
Surah 98.6 - Lo! those who disbelieve, among the People of the Scripture and the idolaters, will abide in fire of hell. They are the worst of created beings.
Surah 2:216: Fighting is prescribed for you
Surah 2:244: Fight in the cause of Allah
Surah 4:74: Let those who fight in the cause of Allah, who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter, to him who fighteh in the cause of Allah...Soon shall We give him a reward of great value.
"As Jefferson later reported to the State Department and Congress, "The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners."  ~Christopher Hitchens, in Time Magazine
The reality is this:
Rom 13:1  Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Rom 13:2  Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. Rom 13:3  For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, Rom 13:4  for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. 

Heb 9:27  And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, 
Hasan won't face 72 virgins in a sexually immoral "paradise" made for men (why don't the feminists take on the clearly mysoginy  of Islam?), but will face the true righteous Judge of all people: Jesus Christ.
Mat 25:31  "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 
Mat 25:32  Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 
Mat 25:33  And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 
Mat 25:34  Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 

Mat 25:41  "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 

Those who refuse to submit to and worship and love the risen Lord Jesus Christ will indeed find themselves among those who will be judged guilty before the only Righteous God, because the only way He righteously and justly deals with sinners and their sin is either through the death of Christ on the cross who died and took the full wrath of the Father on the behalf of many, or through the eternal damnation of the person who never repented of his sins.

God does not play favorites. He judges impartially and with perfect wisdom and holiness.

Heb 4:13  And no creature is hidden from His sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. 

Mat 10:28  And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 

Rom 8:1  There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 
Rom 8:2  For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 
Rom 8:3  For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 
Rom 8:4  in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 

Obama's Claims

Here's a good example of taking what a liberal, Obama in this case, says and turn it around, and then you get something that is closer to the truth:

“Ultimately the buck stops with me,” Obama replied. “I get frustrated, and I’ve said before and I continue to say I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get Congress — and Republicans in Congress in particular — to think less about politics and party and think more about what’s good for the country.”


Interestingly in the same interview he gave to CNN, he says that most of his Republican friends agree with him regarding Obamacare, but they are afraid of coming out and saying so out of fear of Rush Limbaugh. LOL. Ok, I have to laugh at that. Limbaugh? Afraid of him? They should be afraid of all true conservatives, because its the people who vote these guys in! If they aren't doing their constitutional duty (which is NOT what Obamacare, regardless of what Obama claims in that same interview--calling it one of the few "core responsibilities" of congress), they should be fired.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

John Hagee Supports Rights for Sodomites

This could've been ripped right out of Rick Warren's playbook.

John Hagee, a pastor of a large church in San Antonio, Texas, says, according to My San Antonio: 

"that he no longer opposes a proposed ordinance that seeks to protect the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people in San Antonio.

At issue was a clause that would have allowed the council to consider whether candidates for city boards and commissions had discriminated against gay and transgender people in “word or deed” — which opponents saw as an invitation to consider their socially conservative views on homosexuality.

“All of the previous language that infringed upon the freedom of speech, the freedom of exercise of religion and the ability for people of faith to serve on City Council has been expunged,” Hagee told the Cornerstone audience, prompting a standing ovation at the first Sunday service.

Another lawyer working with a local network of pastors and business people to defeat the proposal said Sunday the revisions aren't enough because the ordinance could still penalize firms and individuals for acting in accordance with their religion.

No protection for people in how they speak and express their religious beliefs,” said Robert P. Wilson, an attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom. “On one hand, (the proposal) is promoting equality. On the other hand, it criminalizes religious convictions if a business does not operate according to the way the city says is” right.

End quote.

Well, there's no surprise there. When a person doesn't stay faithful to the Scriptures and seeks the approval of men, this is merely part of the process.  But God will not be mocked.

Rom 1:32  Though they know God's decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. 

The way Satan weasels his way into "Christian" circles, is by his messengers who appear to be angels of light, when in reality they are of darkness, of him in fact. And they "sneak in among you" which means that they have a facade of being a Christian, claiming belief in the Truths of Scripture, but in reality that is a mere cloak to start teaching false doctrine. Today its by way of the new claim that a person can be a sodomite of the heart (usually nicely packaged as "attracted to the same sex") as long as they don't "act" on that attraction (again, always the eternal victim without victory over sin---God calls such attraction "unnatural desires" and is the result of not acknowledging Him, according to Romans 1). Now its also seeping in by being tolerant as "humans" to give them rights and privileges as if it were a legitimate lifestyle.

So when a man like Hagee, who is a false teacher, starts this tolerance nonsense and then hails his saving work (ie, he was able to get the wording fixed so he could play the foot-in-both-camps game), its no surprise.

This has nothing to do with rights, but has to do with silencing those who still know that sodomy is wrong and harmful. All citizens are protected by the Constitution. This has to do with bullying those who say sodomites are wrong and their behavior not only is immoral and unnatural, but should not be tolerated.

Nothing like hypocrites who want to give special rights to one group by denouncing the Constitutional rights to another.

Define "Good"

I continue to hear bad people be defined as "good".

As in "my son is a good son" even though said son is a known gang-banger. Or a drug user. A thug.

Or a murderer.

Words we use have meaning and we need to always ask the meaning of words particularly when people use them to define a person, action, or movement. What basis or standard do they use to call something or someone "good" or "bad", "right" or "wrong"?

To call someone "good" when they are bad is to portray them as better than they are, and thus to elevate any proper consequences for bad behavior. Its to lessen  what is evil to something far more tolerable and thus no need to call anyone to morally proper judgment and action.

And it hurts not only individuals in the case, like the victim (the true victim yes, even "victim" has been redefined!), as in the case I'm about to mention, the DEAD victim), but his or her family, and the town, state, and nation in which it occurred.

Case in point:

The three bored OK teens who decided to hunt down Australian baseball player Christopher Lane of Melbourne, who was here visiting, and jogging last Friday. They shot him in the back. One of them said they were bored.

As reported:
Hicks charged Chancey Allen Luna, 16, and James Francis Edwards, Jr., 15, of Duncan, with first-degree murder. Under Oklahoma law they will be tried as adults.
Luna’s mother, Jennifer Luna, said her son likes to play basketball at a local court and play on his iPhone and Xbox.
“I know my son. He is a good kid,” she said.
End quote.

Good kids don't go around and shoot people for sport, Jennifer.
Good parents don't let their kids get THAT bored either.
Good parents are responsible for their children and train them to be responsible teenagers.

No, Jennifer, your kid isn't good, he's bad. And not just bad. He's an evil person with a hard, evil heart, full of pride, arrogance, hatred, anger, irrationality, and disrespect of others.

Scripture speaks of such people of our day:

2Ti 3:1  But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come2  For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3  unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, 4  treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God

Rom 1:28  And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29  being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, 30  slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31  without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 

Is. 5: 20  Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Isa 45:19  …I the LORD speak the truth; I declare what is right.