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The exact phrase “forgive and forget” is not in the Bible, though the message to forgive others is found repeatedly.

Matthew 6:14 (KJV) – For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

Ephesians 4:32 (KJV) – And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Hebrews 12:14-15 (AMP) – [A warming that not forgiving contaminate or defile us] 14 Strive to live in peace with everybody and pursue that consecration and holiness without which no one will [ever] see the Lord. 15 Exercise foresight and be on the watch to look [after one another], to see that no one falls back from and fails to secure God’s grace, in order that no root of resentment (rancor, bitterness, or hatred) shoots forth and causes trouble and bitter torment, and the many become contaminated and defiled by it.

A Word Poor Language:


Hebrew is a “word-poor” language (having about 4,000 words, vs. 100,000 or more in English. Often the Hebrew words that we (English speaker) translate into English have a broader meaning than our translation gives them. This fuller meaning is often steeped in hundreds if not thousands of years of culture (in this case Hebrew culture). It’s not the translators’ fault; they choose the best word in our language that they think relays the message, but the full meaning may not always come across.

Two such Hebrew words and concepts are “remember” and “forget.” To us, they have specific meanings that may not have been the same as the early Chruch. Many Christians of Jewish origin still had extensive knowledge of Hebrew history and culture.

Who else had this knowledge and background? The Apostles (including Paul) who when writing their gospels and epistles wrote from this point of view. Yes, sometimes they knew were writing to Christians of Gentile origins; but there is no separating the gospel from the Hebrew heritage.

In English, the word “remember” is a description of a purely mental function. We are pulling something from our store of experiences, our memories. “Forgetting” is the failure to do so.

Remember:


The Hebrew word for “remember” most often used in the Old Testament was “zakhar.” And while one use is about recalling information; it also has a broader meaning relating to action related to a promise or covenant. The Bible often speaks of God “remembering” covenants, and promises; and often describes His actions because of them. This form of remembrance is a very Hebrew concept, concentrating on action, not a mental state.

Genesis 8:1 – (KJV) But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the water subsided. (Action: God caused the wind to pass, and water to subside.)

Genesis 19:29 (KJV) – And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt. (Action: God delivers Lot for Abraham’s sake.)

Genesis 30:22 (KJV) – And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. (Action: God helped Rachel to conceive.)

Do we think God was doing his own thing and suddenly brought these things to memory? He’s all knowing after all. The Bible is reminding us again and again when it says God “remembers” that God is true to his promises. He acts. And we are to do the same.

In the same sense, when the Bible speaks of not remembering something, I think it is more a reference to not taking action; in essence, forgiving (not literally forgetting).

Forget:


Looking at “forget” in the Hebrew custom. The two Hebrew words used in the Old Testament are usually “shakach” and “nashah.” These words have a broader meaning; that English does, to some extent, embody. Specifically, the words often refer to consciously ignoring, forsaking or disregarding an obligation or covenant.

The fact that God made a covenant with the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was not going to exit their collective memory. But they might (and did) decide to ignore it and return to their base human nature.

Deuteronomy 4:23 (KJV) – Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the Lord your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the Lord thy God hath forbidden thee.

Nor was God going to forget His covenant with the Jews. But He might withhold the blessings associated with it when the Jews utterly fail to acknowledge Him.

Jeremiah 23:39 (KJV) – Therefore, behold, I, even I, will utterly forget you, and I will forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and cast you out of my presence:

David, in a time of turmoil, prayed to God…

Psalms 13:1 (KJV) – How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

David does not think God is unaware of him and his circumstances. Instead, he is praying for God to show him favor, relieve his despair, and act on his behalf. David feels abandoned by God and seeks a reconnection with Him.

Conclusion:


God promised with his new covenant…

Hebrews 8:12 (NKJV) For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”

I think when the Bible says that God will not remember; it’s not saying that our omnipotent God will cease to know something. The idea alone is a bit of a paradox. Hebrew culture concerning the concepts of remembering and forgetting may give us some insight into what He does for us and what He wants us to do for each other.

Forget? The human mind doesn’t work like that. We cannot choose to remove the memory of wrongs against us. But we can CHOOSE not to dwell it. We can want to not seek revenge or punishment or payment or even an apology. And we have to do that every time the memory returns.

It should be clear that God does not remove his memories of our activities from his consciousness. I think God not remembering our sins is a reference to his choice of action or in this case, the lack thereof. God chooses not to punish us for them. He decides to forgive.

And we are to do the same as His Son did for us.

We are debtors who realize we can never repay what we owe. Then in an instant, in a word, the one we owe wipes the slate clean. How much gratitude (love) would we have for Him? Then, how should we treat those who owe us but a few coins, or those guilty of an unkind glace, or a disparaging word?

“To err is human, to forgive divine.” — Alexander Pope from An Essay on Criticism

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Concept - Emotion - OffendedI’m offended! I suspected I should have been offended much earlier… but had a hard time verifying it. This alone is a statement on the sad state of the “free press” in this nation. (But I digress…)

We begin with Obama, his administration, and the left in general being total a##holes and idiots concerning the Islamic terrorist attack in Odessa Florida.

The Narrative:
The left has a narrative they have elected to follow in cases of domestic terrorism. First understand that it’s not terrorism. It’s workplace violence, it’s violence caused by right-wing (or Christian) hate, it’s racism, it’s guns, it’s anything but Islamic and anything but terror. All of those things really boil down to one overriding mindset. It’s America’s fault.

So the left wasted no time in taking advantage of the latest crisis (let none go to waste after all).

People - Terrorist - Mateen, OmarThe various narratives included.
1) This is a gun control issue. Guns are the problem and we need to ramp up registration, and outright banning of those things. If we could just get rid of guns everything would be OK. The House Democrats even threw a hissy-fit (sit in) on the House floor.

2) Omar Mateen was a self-loathing homosexual. This was caused by the right in America opposing gay rights, gay marriage and transsexuals. If the right would embrace these things, then homosexuals would be able to embrace their nature and love themselves. No more homosexual suicides, no more homosexuals mowing down other homosexuals in nightclubs. If the rights (and Christians) do not embrace the homosexual agenda then they are responsible for these attacks.

3) Omar Mateen hated Hispanics (a spin on the homosexual angle) because Hispanics gays treated him badly and told him (after sex) that they were HIV positive. (see here)

You can see the pattern. Any reason will do… just not related to terror or Islam. If Mateen had ever made a dime near that club, the left would be pushing workplace violence as the reason.

Just to be clear (from the right)… Whether or not this SOB was a self-loathing homosexual has nothing to do with me (or my side). If you want to blame anybody, blame dear old dad, Mohamed (specifically THE “Prophet”, not every other Muslim you can shake a stick at), the Koran, and Allah (pretty well in that order). We Christians may disagree with and oppose the homosexual agenda; but we as a rule don’t want gays imprisoned, or killed (as in throwing them off buildings or shooting them in night clubs)… and our opposition to their agenda is not even close to equivalent to the teachings (as actually practiced) of Islam.

With this narrative in mind, at first Obama (through Lynch and the DOJ) decided they would redact the 911 call made by Mateen in which he pledged allegiance to some Islamic ISIS prick (Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi). Supposedly this is what ISIS wants (the association) so Obama and Lynch were determined to deny them that.

“What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda. We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance… We’re trying to get information out. It’s our goal to be as transparent as possible in this investigation.” – Loretta Lynch

The problem is… the association is there. Everybody knows it’s there. So pretending otherwise just makes you look weak and stupid (of course in this case appearances mirror reality).

2016 06 20 - Glenn McCoy - Obama Dives

There seems to be a smidgen of sanity still left in the nation, so Lynch caught hell for the decision (and rightly so). (Side Note: Have you noticed it’s black women who are tasked with spreading this crap. Susan Rice on the video causing Benghazi… Lynch on this crap.) So… Lynch agreed to release the “full transcript”… but that’s not really what they did. That’s good.

The Transcript:
A transcript is…
Transcript: (noun) a written, printed, or typed copy; especially : a usually typed copy of dictated or recorded material

So here’s what the Islamic (possibly homosexual) terrorist Omar Mateen said (as released by Obama/Lynch/DOJ)…

“In the name of God the Merciful, the beneficent [Arabic]… Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God [Arabic]. I wanna let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings… I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may God protect him [Arabic], on behalf of the Islamic State.” — Literally copy and pasted from the DOJ Web Site. (see here)

The Crux of my Outrage:
Religion - Islam vs ChristianityOK… so there we have it. Except for one problem. This is NOT (literally) what Mateen said. The DOJ changed it (for political reasons) to match the Obama/Left agenda.

How was it changed? Everywhere you see “God” (the Jewish/Christian deity), replace that with “Allah” the Muslim deity. And thus the crux of my being offended. This may sound insignificant to those who are secular; but it’s not to those who actually worship God (in contrast to the god Allah).

The key here is that the f#cker (Mateen) was speaking English. There was no translation needed. There are only two reasons why the you would translate “Allah” to “God”.
1) You suspect that your audience is unfamiliar with the name “Allah”. (Nobody on the face of the planet is.)
2) You want to push propaganda implying that Allah and God are the same, and that Christianity and Islam are equivalent in guilt for these attacks. (Obviously what Obama, the Left, and the DOJ are implying.)

For perspective; if a nut pledged allegiance to “Cthulhu”, you might add an appendix explaining that this was a god (small g) from an H. P. Lovecraft novel that has worked it’s way into certain popular culture. You WOULDN’T translate the name “Cthulhu” as “God” asserting that it and the Jewish/Christian God are the same (in either substance, equivalence, or being). It’s just absurd, disparaging, and sacrilegious.

Perpetual Cluelessness:
Loretta Lynch and thus Obama is still droning on about we may never know the terrorists’ motivation in the attack. This is just one more (out of many) signs of their ineptitude and cluelessness. Barack! Loretta! Do you think his motivation might have to do with him shouting “Alluh Akbar” while he is killing people? Do you think his pledged allegiance to other terrorists (and Allah) might give us some clues as to his motivation?

This is precisely the reason using the words “radical Islam” matters. It gives some sign to your electorate, to the world, that you get it.

Conclusion:
What is most offensive to me as a Christian is equivocating Allah to the God of Jews and Christians. Again, It is absurd no matter how much the left and “moderate” Muslims push this idea.

  1. Islam is NOT equivalent (morally) to Christianity. “You will know them (false prophets) by their fruits (their actions and the results)” — Jesus (the Christ)
  2. Jesus (in the Koran) is NOT the same Jesus of the Cross/Bible. The One (Christian Jesus) who is “the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” is NOT the same Jesus (toady for Allah) found in the Koran.
  3. Allah is NOT the same being as the Jewish/Christian God; despite the best efforts of the “prophet” Mohamed to hijack Him. Quite simply, the “God [who] so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son” is not the same god (Allah) who gave us the likes of Mohamed, his followers, and the $^#* Islam (overall) has inflicted upon the world for the past 14 centuries.

Religion - Jesus - Christian vs Islamic

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Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

I thought there was a very good article on the faith of Reverend Martin Luther King on national review today.
Please see it here: King’s Media Makeover

The key points I took from the article were:
1) King was very much a Reverend in terms of being a man dedicated to Christ
2) The left (and it servant the secular media) by their nature try to de-emphasize that fact
3) The comparison between King (a Christian) and Malcolm X (A Muslim) are compelling, though when you think about the two religions also predictable

The Reverend King:
King received an undergraduate degree in Bible studies; today that would be called a divinity degree. His Ph.D. was in theology, giving him the preferred secular title of Doctor. Like all men (and all Christians) King had his faults; but he was a man seeking the straight and narrow path described by his Lord.

“The Bible wasn’t some strange old book that didn’t have relevance in the modern world. It was God’s word. It was a book that was — and always will be — relevant because it expresses eternal principles and eternal truths.” – Lee Habeeb, National Review (Jan 2016)

King expressed his faith in his speeches which often included biblical and religious references. He used his faith to further the social justice cause. That’s great, but it wasn’t just some secular ideal of justice he was seeking. The social justice he worked and died for was something he saw as the will of God and the work God had placed him on this Earth to do.

Today, any mention of God or religion in the furtherance of social or political causes brings immediate condemnation and cries for separation of church and state. Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and others are hated and marginalized because of their faith. Yet they don’t hold a candle to King when it comes to interjecting faith into their cause. Meanwhile the media (the tormentors of the faithful) doesn’t have this problem with Doctor King; because they completely ignore and whitewash God out of King’s character. Ironically, this would be the worst insult one could inflict upon a true Christian.

Many of Kings speeches contained biblical references. His famous speech “A Knock at Midnight” quoted the parable from Luke 11:5–6

Luke: 11: 5-6 Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, “Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him”?

King explained the meaning of the parable but expanded upon it…

“Although this parable is concerned with the power of persistent prayer, it may also serve as a basis for our thought concerning many contemporary problems and the role of the church in grappling with them. It is midnight in the parable; it is also midnight in our world, and the darkness is so deep that we can hardly see which way to turn.” — Reverend Martin Luther King

What I find interesting is in the middle of the speech where King explains exactly how we find ourselves in the dark at midnight…

“Moral principles have lost their distinctiveness. For modern man, absolute right and wrong are a matter of what the majority is doing. Right and wrong are relative to likes and dislikes and the customs of a particular community. We have unconsciously applied Einstein’s theory of relativity, which properly described the physical universe, to the moral and ethical realm. . . . This mentality has brought a tragic breakdown of moral standards, and the midnight of moral degeneration deepens.” — Reverend Martin Luther King

THAT could have been written yesterday. It perfectly defines the moral relativism and decay our society half a century later.

In his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” King explained the source of rightfulness of his cause…

“We will win our freedom because the sacred heritage of our nation and the eternal will of God are embodied in our echoing demands.” — Reverend Martin Luther King

Did you hear that. King described the “heritage” of this nation as “sacred” and tied it to the will of God. Both (God and our American heritage) demanded social justice be heard.

Today, these would be words of sacrilege to the left… But don’t worry; the left never hears them. Doctor Martin Luther King was a great man who fought for a liberal cause. Reverend Martin Luther King? Never existed.

“How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law.” — Reverend Martin Luther King

“Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land.” — Reverend Martin Luther King (I Have a Dream Speech)

“And so I’m happy, tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man! Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord!” — Reverend Martin Luther King (The final words of the last public speech he gave)

The Secular Leftist Media:
Then there is the Main Stream Media… the secular media that harbors such hatred for God, Christ, and traditional moral values. What are they to do with a hero of the left that was in fact a man of God? Answer: They re-brand him; they recreate the secular hero from bits and pieces of the man, sifting out the parts they don’t like; much as they do the opposite to founding fathers and conservatives they hate.

Truth Made Up of Lies

What would be the media’s reaction today if someone like Mike Huckabee said the words King uttered concerning lost principles, and absolute right and wrong being a matter of majorities likes, dislikes, and costumes; applying relativity to the moral and ethical realm; resulting in a tragic breakdown of moral standards, and a deepening midnight of moral degeneration?

Answer: The howls of indignation and condemnation would reverberate in the halls of the New York Times, the Washington Post, et. al… How dare such a man try and impose his backward, archaic moral code upon a “free” society that so values the separation of church and state. Such a man should stick to the pulpit and keep his barbarous ideas there where they belong and out of the public arena.

As for these ideas coming from the man Doctor Marin Luther King, the media simply resolves the problem the same way the take care of any bit of history, or facts they don’t like; they cover it up and rewrite it to their lacking. The use the omission of information and when necessary outright misinformation to produce the narrative that will best serve them (and the public).

Lee Habeeb, the author of the original National Review article, challenged his readers not to take his word for it; but to read and watch the mainstream media and see if they could find references to the “Reverend” or any references to his faith. So I searched ABC, CBS, CNN, and NBC for “Martin Luther King”… on Marking Luther King Day no less. I was surprised at exactly how little there was out there. Mostly there were picture tributes (which was rather lazy if you ask me). There was one article on ABC that had the “Rev” title in the link to an article, but once there it was not to be found. The article itself was a piece of crap saying that King had body guards with guns and even got a gun permit (after a bomb attack) but he never carried a gun and surely would have come around on gun control. Everything else was just a few puff pieces with no mention of his faith…

And THIS is the state of journalism in our society today.

The left is in a totalitarian mindset today; and the two things dictators get rid of first are God and guns (from those they would rule).

Christ vs Mohammad:
A really eye opening aspect of faith of King was the corresponding faith of Malcolm X. The contrast surprised me when it really shouldn’t have. In fact the contrast in the faith, actions, and lives of the two men is a perfect microcosm of the Christianity and Islam.

Faiths - Christian vs Islam

“King also invoked God’s mercy in his speeches. And nonviolence was his methodology. Peaceful protests, he thought, were the most effective way to stir the conscience of a nation.” — Lee Habeeb (January 2016, National Review)

Guess who didn’t exactly agree with this approach? Guess who would have burned the whole thing down and subjugated America under Islamic (fascist) law?

“The same old slave master today has negroes who are nothing but modern Uncle Toms, 20th-century Uncle Toms, to keep you and me in check, keep us passive and peaceful and nonviolent. That’s Tom making you nonviolent. — Malcolm X (Calling King an Uncle Tom)

“A revolution is bloody. Revolution is hostile. Revolution knows no compromise. Revolution overturns and destroys everything that gets in its way. And you sit around here like a knot on a wall saying, “I’m going to love these folks no matter how much they hate me.” No, you need a revolution.” — Malcolm X

“Whoever heard a revolution where they lock arms . . . singing “We Shall Overcome”? Just tell me. You don’t do that in a revolution. You don’t do any singing; you’re too busy swinging.” — Malcolm X

The contrast in these two men is perfect in exposing the contrast between the two religions; the difference between the heads of those religions; and finally the fruits those two faiths produce in the world.

Conclusion:
Like the original author of this column, I have to ask myself what would king have to say about the current problems we face as a nation (especially the black community)? Fatherlessness? Crime? Drug Abuse? Abortion? Leftist Fascism? Movements Built on Lies (Black Lives Matter)?

King was a leftist (though I doubt so left as many today); but he undoubtedly saw government as the instrument for social change. He believed in the redistribution of wealth to help the poor which he cared deeply about. He and I would have disagreed on much; maybe not so much on the goals than on the best means by which to achieve them.

But I believe that we would have agreed upon the fundamental truth that all things are possible through Christ.

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Given that religious zeal is so far from their [the left’s] hearts, they have a hard time believing the words of the religious. Thus the constant quest to discern the “real” reasons why believers behave the way they do. [Thus attributing extremist Islam to global warming or inequality…]

It is one of the quirks of the modern Left that this inability to understand faith leads them to think better of America’s enemies and worse of their fellow citizens. Thus, jihadists aren’t evil religious zealots utterly dedicated to killing their way to the Apocalypse. They’re oppressed youth in need of a good jobs program. Meanwhile, the Evangelical Christian down the street isn’t simply trying to know and do the will of God — he’s seizing on ancient and discredited texts to justify his hatred for women and gays. — David French December 1, 2015 (National Review)

National Review – The Secular Left’s Religious Ignorance Harms our National Security and Divides our Nation

Signs Indicating Incomprehension

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Maybe it’s not too late… but there is but one hope. Have a sober 4th of July.

American Prayer

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Concept - DiscriminationThe Once Diverse Meaning of Discriminating:
Discrimination wasn’t always a word with the total negative connotation it has today. We can say thanks to the lefts Ministry of Truth for that. Once when someone was “discriminating”, they had “good taste” and/or “character”. Who your friends are, who you do business with, who you are willing to associate with says something about who you are. Guess what? Who you exclude from your association says something about who you are too. Be that something good or bad, shouldn’t we at least have the right to make that choice? The left says… “No”; sometimes correctly in the case of race and sometimes not in the case of homosexuality. It really comes down to choice, morality and where that line is drawn.

Golden Calf - ScienceThe god of Science:
The left, of course, justifies this by stating (falsely) that homosexuality is genetic… completely genetic… god/nature made me this way… I had no control over this… it’s just like race… This is of course religious belief disguised as science. The left (and sodomites themselves) want this to be true, so they have their god, “Science”, decree it to be so. Anyone who uses actual science to refute this is branded a heretic.

Science (not the god) may confirm that there is a genetic component to homosexuality, but that also infers other factors which give credence to choice. The lefts arguments fall apart if choice is in the equation at all. Equating sodomy to race no longer applies. Some blacks are aware of this and justifiably outraged by the comparison.

So the world (the left) builds its house on the sands of appearance and half-truths and seek to remake the world and those in it in their image.

Examples of Being Discriminating:
Should a pet store have the right to refuse service to individuals it deems will be abusive to the animals they sell? Can they elect not to sell a puppy to someone who admits they plan to eat it? Or is that culturally and racially insensitive? Can pet store owners elect not to sell to perverts or are they being judgmental?

Should a Jewish (or Muslim) deli be forced to prepare and serve ham sandwiches (or a whole roasted pig) to gentile gatherings?

Should a black business be forced cater, photograph, or decorate for a Neo Nazi or Klan event? Or should they be free, in good conscience to tell those seeking their services to “get bent” which translates into “please take your business elsewhere”?

While I would hope the answer to the above questions are self-evident; in this day and age, I’m not so sure anymore. While a majority of Americans could easily and quickly come to the right conclusions above, they lack the logic and empathy to apply the same basic human rights to a most hated of groups among them, Christians. Today, treading upon fundamental and sacred rights of that hated group is the social and political norm.

Christian Persecution

Christian Persecution

The Approaching Storm:
We Christians had better get used to it. Because it’s going to get worse… a lot worse… and soon. Individuals and business will soon face bankruptcy and jail if they dare live by their faith. Churches will be punished and persecuted (beginning with their tax-exempt status) if they refuse to teach homosexuality as normal and moral…

Of course individuals and companies should be free to discriminate (yes, discriminate) against individuals they find morally objectionable and/or against their religious beliefs. It is a basic and core tenet of the First Amendment (freedom of religion AND association clauses). But the precepts of our Constitution and the freedoms it confirms is alien and offensive to the secular left who will sacrifice them on an altar of political correctness.

A Christian business (caterer, florist, bakery, photographer, etc…) should not be forced to provide services to people engaged in abhorrent (from their religious perspective) behavior; especially when the service they are being compelled to participate in has religious overtones.

Of course we immediately think of homosexuals and weddings. But who would disagree that religious people and businesses have the right to refuse and not participate in services of pagans, wiccans, polygamists, etc? We’re not asking that these idiots be branded, marked, or even beheaded (as would occur in countries practicing the “religion of peace”). We’re just asking you to go do your thing and leave us the #$@% alone!

But that’s not going to happen. Want to preach that homosexuality is a sin? Get ready to be fined or go to jail. Get ready to be silenced. Want to exclude gay weddings from your church? Get ready to lose your tax exempt status or worse. But it’s not as if we should be surprised, Christ and the apostles warned us of the world and what it would do to us for His sake. We are not commanded to win (He did that), just to try, just to run the good race.

And make no mistake about it; this is a worldly attack on Christians and Christians only… else you would see the same issues brought against the businesses owned by practitioners of “religion of peace” (see video below). You will not see this for two reasons. 1) Islam is not as hated by the left as Christianity is AND 2) Islam has made it very clear what it thinks about sodomites and heretics and what it is willing to do to them. The left has got that message loud and clear. The worst leftist can expect from a Christian is honest disagreement and an attempt to legally secure the rights leftist seek to take away. They have courageously deduced it better to attack the “hater” who won’t make his point by cutting off your head…

Political - Republican - White Flag - SurrenderThe Lost Cultural War:
The Cultural War has been lost (or won from the lefts perspective) and now all that is left to be done is to deliver a coup de grâce to the wounded and dying conservatives that still struggle. That’s pretty well what’s happening with the attacks on Religious Freedom laws in Indiana and Arkansas.

It’s both sad and scary that the only barrier between us (conservatives & Christians) and the fascist left (led by the LGBT gestapo) are a bunch of eunuchs that make up the Republican Party. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Republicans legislators threw up the white flag within hours of being attacked.

Briefly it looked like Arkansas, led by Gov. Asa Hutchinson would do the right thing, but after a quick phone call from Wal-Mart, he backpedaled pretty quickly. The bottom line (at Wal-Mart & state governments), does not sound policy make.

Meanwhile, there has been no pretense (not even from Republicans) that religious people have rights not to be compelled to participate in homosexual events. We’ve lost so much ground within country and the Republican Party, no one will even take to the field of battle/debate on our behalf. The left instead puts forth that if you are not willing to serve everybody (and by that they mean if you do not acquiesce to their beliefs 100%) then you are not entitled to even be in business, not even entitled to make a living.

Supreme Court - Gay IssuesThe Lost Rule of Law:
The whole issue of gay marriage is about to be settled (in the affirmative) by the U.S. Supreme Court where over 300 Republicans signed an amicus (friend of the court) brief in support of homosexual wedding being made legal nationally. “Among the signatories are 23 current and former Republicans members of the House of Representatives and Senate and seven current and former Governors… including Sens. Susan Collins and Mark Kirk, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. Other notables include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal and billionaire GOP mega-donor David Koch.”

This issue is the ultimate proof that the Republican Party never has and never will be part of the solution. On all issues (moral and fiscal) they surrender and advocate for a slower march to hell. But alas, we reached the point of no return years ago. To paraphrase a great leftist “What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?”.

The answer of course is none, except that these Republicans can rest assured that when the losers are put against the wall… they… will be last. I only regret, I won’t be around to see it. The leftist can rest assured that when the nut-ball Islamics behead the heretics, they will be last (after paying jizya for a few years). I really regret, I’ll miss that. 🙂


Video: See Stephen Crowder go and do what leftist homosexuals would not dare…

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2015 04 02 - Life

I just turned 50. Half a century. And my thoughts on that are… meh… If you really think about it there are worse things in life than getting older… not getting older for one… I say any day above ground is a good day. 🙂

I’ve never been a very optimistic person in terms of human affairs and that tendency has certainly not ebbed with age. We’re too flawed at all levels (personally, and in groups). Which is why we (and especially I) are lucky the end goal (life, real LIFE) has nothing to do with our character or ability. That victory was won over 2000 years ago. 🙂

So here’s to turning 50! I’ve enjoyed it, and will take whatever the Lord has graciously planned going forward. 🙂

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