IS TOLERANCE DISRESPECTFUL
Last week I asked the question “Is tolerance disrespectful” and I got a few answers that are not fully direct like I thought they would be. My friend Bryan from So Cal said “tolerance was disrespectful only for yourself” and there is a lot of truth to that. Another FB friend Brenda said “If you do it on a daily basis for the same thing then yes you are being disrespectful“.
Now mind you the general idea of tolerance in the minds of Hollywood and the Left, tolerance is good and it’s what will save humanity from itself. Tolerance lets us get a long in spite of our differences.
I have to be honest I really never gave it a thought to what tolerance stood for, I probably felt you were being kind or compromising by tolerating a person, act or a situation. It was not until I was listening to Michael Ramsden an apologetics and evangelist that cleared it up for me.
Tolerance is disrespectful, Ramsden uses the west and it’s tolerance to Islam as an example. Islam sees the west as just tolerating its way of life, its religion and that does not sit well with Isamist.
Islam demands respect and when you tolerate them you are saying I don’t like you but you can still practice your religion and way of life but in reality I don’t care or respect you please don’t bother me.
Islam views this with great disrespect and it’s no wonder the west and Islam are at odds.
It’s a double edge sword no matter what decision the west makes they cannot win unless the west either quits extending its arms out to Islam or completely surrenders to Islam.
If they quit extending their arms out then they are at odds and war, if they surrender then the west is no longer the west and everything from technology to our religion changes.
Now it’s a tat bit different on a personal level, the loss of respect comes to you the tolerator over the tolerated.
We really don’t care for the person, situation, or whatever act is being done but we allow it or just don’t say anything because we are tolerating to keep the peace. I’m not disrespecting you to your face but you are to my face but I’ll deal with it to keep the peace.
If we are tolerating the person, situation or act that we feel is not satisfactory with what we believe in, in a way by not telling the truth we are disrespecting ourselves and our way of life. Do we do this as a one time thing out of respect or do it until it becomes a compromise?
Do we do tolerate to keep the peace or just be friendly, some would say never stop but do we keep tolerating even when the offensive destroys a way of morality and since the worlds definition of morality is so relative I will define morality as Biblical morality.
Should we be full on truthful and tell that someone or the situation we just don’t like it, them or what they do. Like my friend Brenda that said if you do it all the time you are being disrespectful and I agree but are you being more disrespectful to yourself than the person or thing you are tolerating?
Now I’m not saying we should be rude to everyone that we don’t agree with let me be clear, that is being disrespectful. With that said there are things that will affect us, or families and our way of life that cannot be compromised and if we keep on tolerating or compromising on these things and issues then you can expect to lose them in the name of tolerance.
When should truth take the stand, do we tolerate a crying baby in a movie theater and just wait the crying out to spare feelings?
Do we tolerate hate speech in the name of free speech, do we tolerate decisions made based on lifestyle in the name of personal freedom or do we tolerate and disrespect ourselves in the name of getting along. And if we do tolerate in the name of getting along do we have a limit on how much we tolerate or is it a given we tolerate everything no matter what we compromise.
When should truth take the stand, when your sense of morality is being broken in the name of freedom to do as I please?
Do we speak up when our rights are being questioned or taken away on the basis of fairness?
Do we speak up and tell the truth when we see our families forced to relearn or be a part of something that is morally objectionable to our way of life our moral upbringing or do we stay silent and disrespect ourselves so as our names and lives are not drag down in the mud of disrespectfulness to the offender.
If we are to believe tolerance is actually a good thing then we have to expect both sides to practice this good thing fairly.
If tolerance is a part of fairness and getting along then people that expect their way of life to be respected also need to respect the rest of society’s way of life and that includes the right to be for or against that way of life.
If we toss away morality, we toss away the Bible, God, and mans sinful nature for tolerance then we either practice fairness across the board or we prepare for all out war.
Either way if you stand for Biblical morality the Decalogue and not stand for tolerance and moral compromise then you can still expect all out war.
At the top I gave the liberal definition to tolerance and the way I see it that is not tolerance, what they define as tolerance is what I would call truth and respect of a difference of opinion or way of life.
The reason why they define it as tolerance, Leftist do not believe in truth they find that disrespectful.
A CHRISTIAN CIVIL WAR
Few days ago I read a blog about how James Dobson of focus on the family warned of a civil war that could happen if the Church and Christians kept compromising on Biblical morality and worldly relativism he was a bit more precise in words but this is the gist of it.
The writer of the blog cited this from a leftist emag rightwingwatch.org and generally believed Dobson really meant a war with guns and bombs maybe like the war Ireland had.
After reading both articles I felt that Dobson may have been talking about a real civil war but I think Dobson was talking about a civil war within the church that if happens could it destroy the church as we know it. He may have meant both, if our leaders will not stand up for the rights of the church and Christians we could see dark days ahead.
My reply to the blogger was this “I’m not sure Mr. Dobson’s civil war means actual killing of people but the killing and injuring of souls. I believe what he maybe referring to is a war that will break the church, pitting two sides against each other.
The Conservative Christian who feels Christians need to follow Gods Natural and Moral law, their intent is not to judge people into submission but to point out what happens to a society that refuses to follow these laws most of what can be found Biblically.
The Liberal Christian that accepts the person for who they are regardless of the sin. They never try to judge behavior that is based in sin feeling that loving the person and showing the example of love will be enough and let God be the Judge of that heart.
The problem arises when Christians and churches attached themselves to sinful behavior that God has condemned and or asks us not to condone or be a part of. No one is saying don’t let the sinner in the sinner is already in but the sinner must repent and do the best to sin no more.
This is where the civil war can begin and it will be started by outside forces mainly political and media driven forces that want to see the church die and Christians be thrown in utter chaos”. The blogger didn’t even acknowledge anything I said but stated Dobson’s remarks sounded like a war to her.
At this time I see Christians already engaging in a civil war, churches are still on the sidelines but soon I suspect this will change with court rulings and new laws past. Again if our political and judicial leaders do not protect the Church and Christian rights dark days are ahead.
There already is a division between active Christians that feel Gods natural and moral law is being challenged and Christians that feel those types of Christians are too judgmental and need to allow God to be the judge and Christians need to love. The problem with the latter Christian is they give no boundaries to how far Biblical immorality can be taken before one takes a stand and many excuses will you give to laws that condone Biblical immorality.
There are three types of Christians to this civil war that I believe is in its infancy. 1st type are Christians that defend Gods natural and moral law, his commandments and they refuse to compromise on these issues.
They take these very seriously and feel without these laws and commandments Christianity will get watered down and loose its flavor or light for we are the salt and light of this world.
2nd type are Christians of the liberal nature that feel love is first and foremost and we should not judge if we are to lead people to Christ.
These Christians are willing to bend the rules or reinterpret them to make everyone feel comfortable.
Like the conservative Christian they condemn the other for the way they go about their business. They do not take Gods natural law and moral as serious because those can be always changing much like relativism there is not always a right and wrong way, some even believe all gods lead to heaven.
Mind you not all believe this some just see others as judgmental and thus take the opposite side.
3rd type are Christians are the ones sitting on the sidelines not wanting to be labeled either. They go to church or not, donate to charities or a church but do not get evolved with politics or social issues they have a family to raise mind you they don’t have time for this.
In some ways they are correct, they don’t have time due to everyday issues, issues due to some part politics and some parts social that can be very powerful and labeling
Money, time and family weigh down on them and those come first, they will sometimes support issues with money but will don’t take a stand the question is are you this Christian because this is the biggest type of Christian.
There might be a time when everyone will have to take that stand, I believe the civil war has begun and Christians are starting to take sides. Its sad this has to happen but I believe God demands us to follow him and to obey his commandments and uphold his moral law while others feel this is too strong and it needs to be crushed.
This division might destroy the church I believe or it will certainly divide the church and it is already starting to happen.
We know of several church denominations that have compromised on Biblical moral issues while others have stayed true to traditional Biblical moral issues. I suspect this civil war will slowly get bigger and eventually it will demand all church denominations to take a stand and when that happens division will start and in some cases it already has.
What are the stands that will fuel this civil war? 1: Compromising on atheism and natural science the intermingling of the two to make everyone happy or at least some happy.
2: Compromising on sex and how the church views moral and immoral activity (this is one issue that will bring the church into a civil war it spits churches all the time).
3: Allow relativism to be apart church doctrine, no right and wrong just whatever fits your way of life.
4: Allowing or changing the act of homosexuality to be a non sin issue, this I believe will be the catalyst of allowing all sexual behaviors a right to exist in our society you may laugh but it all starts somewhere.
5: Condoning abortion to the point we no longer speak out against this atrocity.
6: Reinterpret the scriptures of the Bible or saying the writers of the New Testament are no longer relevant in today’s world thus saying the Holy Spirit is irrelevant.
So what will you do, what side will you take or have you taken. Typing this up its obvious I lean a certain way and I believe this way to be true.
I believe God spoke and continues to speak and to not listen and try and reinterpret what God has said in order to water down our faith is dangerous for us and our society.
All six fuels I listed are dividing Christians now except for the ones sitting on the fence who have no time to know what is going on.
Prayer is good it is always good but I believe we will need to take this further and prayer with action will be needed.
Understand what God says (read your Bible and ask questions), know him and pray to him (church and Bible studies). Repent from our sins and ask for forgiveness and do our best not to sin again. Uphold Gods natural and moral law but also forgive and love your neighbor.
In Kenya 150 students lost lives while here in America our president plays games with the decision to give or not give a known agent of terrorism Iran nukes.
150 lives snuffed out while a Pizzeria in Indiana is forced to shut down over death threats and harassment for just answering a question a TV reporter asked.
Is it because America has two ocean on each side of her and the two neighboring countries connected are peaceful that we loose perspective on others hurting.
In the Middle East people that refuse to except Islam are inprisioned or killed. People shout how bad states like Indiana and Arkansas are but give a pass at Saudi Arabia for wiping a woman and sending her to jail for 6th month for speaking to the media for being gang raped, in America we call that free speech.
A Jehovah’s Witnesses gets a pass for not saluting our flag its called Religious Liberty but never tell someone why you won’t cater their wedding.
Are we all loosing our perspective on what is really important, I hope not I’m pretty sure most of my family knows what is right from wrong and the people that I call my friend feel the same as well. God I pray Americans can see beyond all this.
Welcome to Monday and more illogical and absurd articles and blogs from the left media to discuss around the water cooler.
Believe it or not it was a slow illogical and absurd week in the progressive agenda due to the state of the union address and deflated footballs I suspect but still there were a few to not ignore.
First up the progressives are panicking over the 2014 election, scared to death ironically that they may no longer be able to kill unborn children. CNN publishes “How states are playing politics with women’s bodies”
Progressives love to frame abortion like this, “it’s our bodies your taking away a woman’s right to end her unborns life”. The article is scary to think our society is demanding this but reality is It’s not, abortion is becoming an extreme idea.
Part of the article reads as this “After she was unable to get the care she needed at the clinic closest to her, she left her small town in the Texas panhandle and went to Oklahoma, where she was told that her pregnancy was too far along to receive an abortion there. So she came to us.”
The writer of the article tries to call an abortion medical care, whatever happened to do no harm I guess they forgot that one. Those of us who oppose abortion are called anti-choice yet does not the choice start before the baby is made.
You choose to have sex and bam a child is made, yes we know pro abortion advocates will want to use rape and incest to condone abortion but be honest this is a tiny percent and believe it or not there are churches and groups out there that will take on the responsibility for these babies that are born.
If a culture wants to hang on to a small percentage and condone killing knowing unborn children are living and feeling inside the mother then we now have a corrupt and bankrupt society.
Next Slate publishes a blog from Alternet so this is kind of a two for one for these two progressive rags. “The 12 worst ideas religion has unleashed on the world”
The shocking thing is they actually pick on more than one religion. Normally leftist progressives will focus on Christians or Christianity but I have to say they seemed to try and spread the love hate here. I’m going to just lay out the Christian points since I’m not Muslim or Hindu, I’ll stay out of their domain.
First of the 12 ideas they go after is the concept of Chosen people: This is where lack of reading and understanding your Biblical text bites you and shoots out a red flag in this article, for sure an atheist wrote this (Valerie Tarico).
Chosen people is not an idea it was a name given by God in the Old Testament to Abrahams lineage aka children of Abraham then later defined as the Jews or Hebrews. In the New Testament after dying for our sins by Jesus then his resurrection the chosen people now extend to everyone that excepted Jesus as their personal savior in their hearts and minds aka salvation.
Only God knows who will except his gift of salvation so only God has chosen these people something atheist and people not willing to give themselves to God can understand.
Heretics: people don’t like the word because it calls them out on their corrupting of God’s word. Heretics tend to water down Gods word or misinterpret Biblical text to fit their immorality.
Atheists look at it as religious people not being tolerant of others belief but as Christians we have to follow the basis of God’s word.
We are not to add to or take away to fit our needs. God fits our needs and we have to add to or take away from our lives to receive what God can give us.
Holy War: Something we see in Islam constantly and it’s apart of their culture. Early Catholic leadership used this to try and free Israel and fight back Islam but in all reality Christians do not fight in Holy wars not for the last few hounded centuries.
What one century mistake made has always followed the Catholic Church and Christianity but let’s be real guys Christians don’t do holy wars.
Blasphemy: Again the writer not understanding Biblical text somewhat gets this wrong in the Christian definition; they have it right in the Islamic definition.
God gives us free will so the ability to disbelieve in God is tolerated but does not go unpunished but man will not dole out that punishment that will be left up to God.
Making fun of Christians and God is something Christians do not like or encourage but living in a free society we have to deal with it and sometimes except its existence but we as Christians are not to harm the offender but to defend God with truth and righteousness.
Glorified suffering: Something that is not really practiced anymore. The definition given in this the article is basically an old concept of injuring one’s self to keep you on the narrow path of right.
Tarito use the crucifix as a glorified torture again not understanding Biblical history can bite you. God does not and has not suggested injuring one’s self as a means to make things right, this is a man made concept.
Forgiveness has always been God’s way of making things right since the resurrection of Jesus. Our suffering as Christians do glorify Gods name and I go back to again not knowing and understanding your Biblical text and history will mislead you from the truth.
Genital mutilation: something Islam is known for not Christianity or Jews but Tarico has the stones to say circumcision is a form of genital mutilation talk about being out of touch and hating anything that God has commanded is but wow.
Hell: Yes hell is in the Bible because God created hell, Tarico suggest it is used to change or curb bad behavior and to a degree it is used.
Man still sins and does bad things no matter if there is a heaven or hell. If there is no hell then there is no heaven, the idea of everyone except Hitler is going to heaven is just not reality or Biblical.
Christians are not happy that people Hitler and Stalin existed but they do and did and God has made a place for them.
Christians don’t want to see anyone walk that path but it is a reality since God gave free will. If the concept of hell scares you to do the right thing and seek God out then that’s not a bad thing in my opinion.
Eternal Life: Atheist hate this because it’s not fare so they call this a fairytale. Tarico again lacks the Biblical understanding and states the problem with eternal life is it keeps people from seeing the beauty of what we already have on earth.
“The real reason that the notion of eternal life is such a bad invention, though, is the degree to which it diminishes and degrades existence on this earthly plane. With eyes lifted heavenward, we can’t see the intricate beauty beneath our feet. Devout believers put their spiritual energy into preparing for a world to come rather than cherishing and stewarding the one wild and precious world we have been given”-Torico
Not so, eternal life is just a bigger reward. What is here on this earth is be bigger in heaven and in the new earth that God will have waiting for us. Believe me I have seen some of Gods greatest creations in this country and I can’t wait to see what he has in store for the next.
Male Ownership of Female Fertility: This idea is a complete misunderstanding of Biblical text to think God condones female ownership and women are slaves to men. No God celebrates women baring children as a great gift. Women were created by God to have children to continue the human race how much more of a gift from God could there be.
Bibliolatry (aka Book Worship): Now this is really stretching it and again the lack of understanding Biblical text shows us just how much lack of knowledge is at play here.
The concept of Bibliolatry is a direct contradiction of the 1st commandment and nobody that follows God and seeks the truth of Jesus worships the Bible they worships God of the Bible.
I suspect that Tarico thinks all religious idea are bad, I do feel she made some progress by adding Islam and Hindu to the list but but also loses it with some very illogical and communist remarks.
Pretty much she is reaching on most of these concepts. There is a lot of misunderstanding, hate, lack of Biblical studying and understanding of who and what God is so we can’t expect much with this blog.
ILLOGICAL AND ABSURD MONDAY JANUARY 19TH
It’s Monday again and time for some more Illogical and absurd articles from main stream media. Somewhat of a slow news week so the progressives kind of pushed the throttle down on a few of these articles rehashing some old ideas that they would love us to pay for or make illegal.
First up from the Huffington Post “Charlie Hebdo Editor Slams News Organizations for Not Publishing their Cartoons” Now the gist here is editor Gerard Biard feels that if the main stream media really is free speech they should have reported and showed their cartoons in Charlie Hebdo in a solidarity move to show the free world is not afraid of terrorism.
Ok let’s understand who the main stream media is, they make up of cowards that shout from a glass door. Main stream media has no problem standing up for freedom of speech and expression when they know it won’t get them killed. They are not afraid of Christians or Buddhist because they know Christians won’t retaliate but with Islam they are afraid.
Biard states every time they draw a cartoon of Mohammad or God they defend freedom of speech and I say no you don’t. Every time you draw a cartoon blaspheming God or any other religious symbol you are doing just that blaspheming a symbol that somebody holds important.
If you have no believes in anything then it makes it easy for you to make the statement your defending freedom of speech but look at it this way. If I were to tell unflattering embellishments about you or your family you might get offended you might even try and sue me.
Charlie Hebdo is a vulgar magazine at times, I’m not going to storm the doors and shoot your entire cartoonist but you insult my faith at times and I see nothing but insults not freedom in what you do.
Next article from Time “Pope Francis Opposes Contraceptives During Address of Millions in Philippines” I’m mainly mention this article by Time on the basis of I’m following the Pope due to his embracing of climate change and environmentalism which is nothing short than communism and communism embraces population control.
Progressives and leftist love it when Pope Francis preaches about climate change and compromising on evolution but they hate it when people preach about birth control something very important to the Catholic faith.
This is where progressives despise Catholics and Christians for even thinking people take reproductive responsibility. Time keeps it tame but doe quote one person here to dig at the Popes stand on birth control.
They quote Jun Chura a former street child “Many terrible things happened to (street children) like drugs and prostitution,” said a former street child named Jun Chura. “Why is God allowing such things to happen? And why are there only very few people helping us?”
My response to Chura is I might ask you the same question, why are you allowing this to happen. You see the Pope and the Catholic/Christian church do not want to punish people by taking away their contraceptive tools they want you to take responsibility and follow God’s will.
Even if you can financially afford ten children does not mean you have ten children, can you emotionally afford ten children. Psalms 127-128, God blesses one that has children but he does require us to walk with him to be successful. Basically this, if you’re not willing to fear and walk with God then you just might limit your success.
The blog from Slate “French Government: Protesters Don’t Understand Our Values (But We’ll Imprison People for Speech)” is kind of interesting on the account that not only do Muslims and Islam do not get French values but nor does Slate and nor do they get values and freedom.
France has some interesting laws that are very free when it comes to speech but very strict when speech and expression becomes treason. France allows freedom of speech to a degree but when it become treasonous it can levy a stiff penalty in jail time something America seems not to practice thus is why Slate probably just does not get it.
The issue is Islam has no clue what true freedom is, both the Islamist practicing countries have little or no freedom and the religion its self has no freedom either.
Most progressive’s lack the understanding of freedom and values as well, feeling a government entitled society is freedom they just do not get free will and rugged individualism and their value system has no value.
The French are trying to play sides, embracing European socialism and still trying to stay as a free state can be quite complicated and will yield a very unfair society.
US NEWS and World Reports “U.S. Stands Alone on Lack of Paid Leave” published this blog on how the U.S. just won’t increase its taxes on the American People and pay for mothers to stay home with their children.
At this point pretty much if you’re a mother or father you have to option to stay at home for a few months of bonding time without pay.
Those of you that can afford it do so, some have special insurance that pay the whole time and some don’t so they have to come back to work early seems unfair.
Should not a mom and a dad bond with their new born child why are the American people not willing to be taxed enough so all moms and dads at least the moms be paid to stay home?
You have to put yourself in the eyes of the employer; I know that evil corporation you work for that just makes tons of money off your sweat. It’s very hard on a company to have to replace somebody for a short time then give that position back.
The concept of free trade and independence is lost if a private business cannot do anything without the federal or state permission.
There is a compromise that our government could make but wont. If staying home and bonding with your child is so important and I believe it is as far as the mother is concerned then why not lower taxes.
Lower income tax maybe end the income tax as we know it, lower gas tax, lower property tax make it so a two parent family can afford for only one to work.
I know that does not work for everyone since everyone makes different pay something progressives would love to change but that’s called communism.
For the most part it would work if we lowered taxes so families could take home more money and have one parent stay home nurturing the children I know it worked for our family.
It’s easy for progressives to cry on this issue saying it’s not fair but their hypocrisy is huge on family values.
They want taxes to increase so both parents have to work, use that tax money so both can stay at home for a short while and bond then send that child to government daycare and public school.
It just seems smarter to lower taxes and have the parent stay home and bond and develop their child instead of having the tax payer do it.
Solon atheist goes all out in “Bill Maher is right about religion: The Orwellian ridiculousness of Jesus, and the truth about moral progress” This is a very long and tedious blog that hates all over Christianity again fear of Islam goes into play and a double standard is used but the writer Michael Shermer does attack the Jews and Mormons as well but I’m sure in his mind anyone that uses the Bible or Biblical ideas is bad.
Basically Bill Maher is never really quoted but for those of you that don’t know Maher has said that God is a serial killer in the Old Testament.
Both Maher and Shermer don’t back any historical data up but take Biblical text out of order it’s mainly Shermer’s lack of understanding of Old Testament Biblical history of Israel and the tribes and societies that surrounded the Jews.
When you deal with atheists that bring this kind of hate to the table it’s like talking to a brick wall. They use this double standard to hate on Biblical belief and Christianity because they are afraid of Islam.
Christians are an easy target because true Christians practice peace through Christ something Maher and Shermer conveniently don’t read in the New Testament or even mention in their rants.
The truth is Maher and Shermer hate Jews and Christians because we try and live Gods truth, no we are not perfect we make mistakes but God forgives us something that Shermer I would bet hates to admit.
In Shermer’s eyes Christians live this smug holier than thou hypocritical life and they can’t stand that. If he really knew the truth and that is I don’t always live a holy life and yes I’m a hypocrite at times but every day I ask for forgiveness and every day God forgives me
“Meet the Right-Wing Judge Who Just Screwed over the People Taking Care of Your Grandma” From Alternet the same magazine that is willing to expose this judge but wont print Charlie Hebdo. This story is not about a judge but about a union that wants its workers paid more simple as that.
This story is near to me because I work in health care and at one time I worked in nursing/convalescent homes. I can say to you without a doubt the people that work in these nursing homes do not get paid much but the work is not that technical.
Whether you agree with this judge’s decision or not I will say this, if you really are concern for your loved ones you need to pay for their care because government insurance and that is who is paying for the majority of these people does not pay well meaning the nursing homes don’t get reimbursed well from social security or Medicare.
If you want the best care for your loved ones you’re going to have to pay out of pocket. I know that seems odd all those years of paying in to social security and it does not take care of your parents well welcome to the real world FDR was wrong and your loved ones fell for it.
Finally from Common Dreams “Supreme Court Could Settle Marriage Equality Fight Once and For All” Yes a few people that are not elected and have a job for life will decide on the not marriage equality but decide on the dismantling of God’s union between a man and a woman.
This is why voting is important; all these judges were appointed by a president and allowed in by our representatives that we voted for.
When it comes to the defense in marriage I use Matthew 19: 4-6 and I refer you to 1 Corinthians 7: 1-16.
The best hope at this time is for the Supreme Court to make this a states rights issue something Jeb Bush used to get out of stating whether he is either for or against the homosexual movement.
The big question then will be if a gay marriage that is legal in California will it still be good in say like Oklahoma. Hugh Hewitt made a good statement on his radio show a few days ago stating that you may have a legal conceal carry permit in Texas but that permit is not valid in New York.
No matter what happens the fall and decline of the defense of marriage is here but it’s not the end. Abortion is legal but we still fight and pray for that issue daily and this issue is no different.
END OF THE WEEK THE LOW DOWN DIRTY SAME OF IT ALL
End of the week in January once again and has the news calmed down well kind of kind of not. Our president made a move that radio talk show host Glen Beck feels that it shows where president Obama’s heart is on Islam.
President Obama basically did not attend nor did he send anyone of high ranking to the Paris Unity rally and some ask why. Beck figures that Obama feelings are there is no future for anyone that disrespects the profit Mohammad; he made this a UN speech in 2012.
Nor Beck and I are saying president Obama is condoning the raid and killings at Charlie Hebdo but with this philosophy one is not shocked that this type of raid and killing would happen thus why go to event that disrespected his faith or send anyone for all that matters. Regardless of the fact it was in my opinion disrespectful of the President not to go or send the Vice President after all that’s what VP’s are for.
The other new item that I have been following close has been Pope Francis embracing climate change. You may or may not think Pope Francis is a big thing because you’re not Catholic but believe me this is a big issue that affects us all. The Pope is the biggest religious spokesperson in the world and when he speaks he not only speaks for Catholics but for Christians everywhere.
It is my opinion that this is a very dangerous issue for Pope Francis to tackle. One environmentalism and climate change is basic communism in its roots and core. Pope has to know that climate change not only deals with population control but with economic destruction as well if he does not know or understand this then he is quite frankly ignorant more to come on this issue I’m sure of it.
Two great reads to check out, the first from Charisma a response to Ellen DeGeneres on calling out not only the writer of this article but of us all that feel his article was right and just. Larry Tomczak wrote an article last week on how Hollywood has been targeting immorality propaganda for the last few years on our youth.
Second good read is from BarbWire on how the media and our federal leaders keep shoving down our throats how these latest attacks on Paris, Boko Haram are just extreme Islam and this article like me disagrees.
This is of the Dalai Lama using what I think is yesterday’s news to make people think he has this wonderful geniuses of thought. Well Dalai you’re not, lots of us already knew this. We say this all the time “work work and pay your bills then die” this is nothing neither new nor of great intellect.
What gets me with these post of Dalai Lama, Gandhi or Buddha is this is nothing geniuses. God has already spoke and discussed this in this case the Dalai Lama has just restated what King Solomon wrote in Psalms 127 1-2.
What I feel on people that cling on to others like Lama, and Gandhi are just people that are afraid to look for God and his philosophy in the Bible.
They feel less threatened by men that are held in regard by the godless but feel like someone is judging them or they feel like they are becoming that religious nut down the street if they open up a Bible or read a book on Biblical studies much less try a Bible study or church. Very sad yes but I believe this to be true. I also believe this to be true as well, those of you that seek God will not be disappointed and will be fulfilled.
Finally this ducktails from the Paris incident and that is free speech, free speech is a double edge sword if you didn’t know that already. Charlie Hebdo was a pretty vulgar magazine that not only attacked Muslims but Christians alike.
To embrace free speech we also need to embrace ethics and morality to help balance it out. Yes it was wrong for those Islamic terrorist to kill because some magazine blasphemed Mohammad but it was morally wrong for the same magazine to disrespect people that are held in regard or not like they did.
Yes they have a right to do so but was it right to do so. I personally think it is wrong of them to disrespect Nuns, priest and people of prominence in other religions minus atheism. This is why I keep saying morality and ethics are so important in your life; it might even keep you from getting killed some day.
END OF THE WEEK THE LOW DOWN DIRTY SHAME OF IT ALL
January week two and another odd week at that, the elephant in the room is Paris and the attack on freedom of speech and freedom in general. There is more to this and tons of articles out there Brietbart.com captures the headlines and as the days have gone by more opinions come to the forefront.
Most everyone is outraged and for good reason, nowhere in the Christian theology is this condoned. When Jesus confronted blasphemy he never used deadly force, he drove out the blasphemous and set an example of how to respect God.
God does not command this behavior and Jesus never taught it, forgive and turn the other cheek kind of opposite of kill the offender. Another article by the Catholic league gives a response to the attack. Mind you the magazine Charlie Hebdo is an equal opportunity offender of religious blasphemy, they have offended the Catholic Church over and over again some very nasty stuff against nuns and priest.
The Catholic league’s Bill Donohue gives a somewhat odd response and some like myself can take it as though Charlie Hebdo not only should have expected this but kind of deserved this. Donohue goes on to say he has himself protested some of the defaming of the church and God but has never once felt like killing anyone and of course one would expect that answer he should have just kept his mouth shut if you ask me.
On the same note this article from the USA Today’s Anjem Choudary that can read similar to Donahue’s but again Donahue and the Catholic church do not and will never condone violence under any circumstance where as Anjem obviously does.
This was a sad day to say the least and we must now except that in the west we not only can say good things about religion and God we can even say bad things as well but these third world countries like North Korea, middle east and some of Africa you cannot they are still in the 1st century and have no concept of individuality and freedom so seller beware.
I look at Christianity as an individual relationship that requires you to be accountable for the decisions you make. God does not condone nor does Jesus teach violence towards offenders. We do not attack them in masses but instead we pray for them in masses both the offenders and the offensive.
Next up speaker of the house John boring Boehner gets elected speaker once again they just don’t learn folks but my question is will we learn. Although some current GOP conservatives who voted for boring John state it’s what we need to do to get stuff done. Bill Bennet former secretary of education under Reagan said on his radio show a few days ago it does not matter if Boehner or Trey Gowdy is speaker with Obama in the white house its bad news all around and I’m inclined to agree.
I wrote a blog a few months ago stating that 2014 win for the GOP could mean a loss in 2016 if our Congress and Senate do not represent the people like they were voted in for then we are in for more bad days I’m afraid.
Two blogs I post this week one going over true freedom and how in order to have true freedom we will have to embrace our fears; we cannot have the government safety blanket and still have freedom.
Next blog I went over a good article from NPR of all places and broke down how we do not have to follow our wants and desires that lead us to immoral or unethical behavior but God can help us choose a good bath if we let him help us.
Some good reads: From Charisma Magazine Duck Dynasty’s the beardless Robertson Al and his wife get asked how they would respond if their grandchild came out gay.
Also from Charisma a good vid that has atheist wanting an apology for showing the video correlating religion and democracy.
Another article about the Pope embracing climate change, if Francis does embrace climate change it will put Catholics in a bind since he is promoting communism whether he believes it or not it’s nothing short of communism.
Hope everyone around our great nation is staying warm while we here in California enjoy the high life; don’t be jealous we pay big for this kind of weather. Enjoy the next week and stay safe friends.
Monday is the day to kind of look back on the most illogical and absurd articles of last week this way you have something to talk about at work and around the water cooler. Something you and your friends or spouse can chat about so enjoy.
USA Today “My death needs to mean something” publishes this article about Joshua Alcorn who practiced transgender lifestyle and committed suicide with a note blaming his parents. What the mass media is trying to claim is because Joshua’s parents were Christian it drove him to suicide.
Now mind you the Alcorns for good reason have remained silent on this and they should their son died. Why I bring this article up, nowhere it states the Alcorns were Christians or even went to church the allegation was levied by their son Joshua. An obvious confused young man we should not jump to conclusions with neither the son nor the parents but ask we pray for the parents and ask those parents that are in the same situation to get your child help.
They will hate you now for it and society with despise you for it but in the end what matters is getting your children help. If they had a drug or alcohol problem would you sit by say that is the way God made them I think not. After all Joshua wanted his life to matter.
Next the Huffington post “Kaley Cuoco Doesn’t Consider Herself and Feminist” making a big deal out of nothing as they drag up an article from Redbook on Kakey Cuoco star of the big bang theory she is Penny if you don’t watch the show.
Redbook asked Cuoco if she considered herself a feminist and my question is why ask who care? Cuoco said no and actually stated she did not endure discrimination growing up as a woman and loves to cook for her husband oh yeah she got breast implants too better kill her. Cuoco had to apologies via instagram for her remarks and I ask why? She said nothing as highlighted by HuffPo that is outrageous. Sorry progressives if a wife enjoys cooking for her husband and enjoys being a woman.
“Attracted to men Pastor feels called to called to marriage to a woman” NPR actually does it right and publishes a correct article. This young man has chosen not to follow his carnal wants and thoughts in the name of Jesus. I’m assuming they published this to show the outrage to the progressive, how can this be a man that wants and thinks about being attracted to other men is choosing not to in the name of his God.
This dude even got married to a women and his wife knows he finds men attractive but chooses to be with her because God and the Bible say that is real love and a real marriage. Good read what progressives don’t understand is how this man can do this. It’s kind of like having a craving for booze or cocaine but choosing not to go there knowing it will destroy not only your life but others too.
“California Becomes 10th State to Issue License to undocumented Immigrants” Newsweek covers California as they hand out driver’s license to illegal emigrants. Not the most brilliant thing for California to do but living here in California the government has yet to show me it makes good decisions.
Just more problems for law enforcement to deal with and the concept of rewarding bad behavior in the name of equality and wanting more money in a state that can’t stop spending money whether it’s legal or illegal.
“North Korea Responds With Fury To the U.S. Sanctions Over Sony Hack” U.S. sanctions North Korea and that’s a big deal, Democratic Underground has the brief and why we care..?
NK continues to deny they hacked Sony and I believe them I think they are telling the truth I do not believe NK has the ability to hack like some people think they do. Why they don’t take credit for this I’m not sure unless China is telling them if the hack does not fit they must refute.
“Evangelical Apocalypse is All Your Fault” The Daily Beast publishes this article and Jay Michealson puts his best foot forward to try and fun the evangelicals for crying it’s the end of the world.
Like Jay I’m not one to rush into it’s the end of the world scenario but I don’t laugh at those who try and put these complexities together. Yes Christians have been saying this for a long time, remember WW1 probably not but that was the most horrific war mankind has endured to date and I bet those people felt the end was near as well.
Making fun of Christians for trying to prepare for the end is just plain mean. One quote goes like this “ If the world is going to end, why are evangelicals so busy trying to save it? Who care is Barack Hussein Obama is president and gays are getting married? Don’t such event prove that evangelicals are right? Well I think you answered your own question Jay.
As far as Christians trying to save a dying world well I think that was the whole reason why Jesus came here and died for our sins and we his disciples are to do the same.
“5 Biggest Threats to Social Security From New Republican Congress” Alternet has an article going over the five biggest threats to social security by the Republican congress.
Biggest threat number one is not a threat and number two states the obvious but its threats 3 through five that have progressives scared to death that our government wants to cut some fat. They view Paul Ryan as the most dangerous man alive a titled very envious of conservatives. But honestly do we really think SS will ever be cut it’s a pipe dream but we can dream cant we.
“The Pope Thinks Climate Change is a Major Threat. So do American Catholics” Mother Jones adds to the shoveling of this gossip that Pope Francis will be embracing climate change soon, someday really soon they are sure of that and you Catholics are for it too.
Now until Pope Francis states climate change is the forefront of his ministry and world leaders must embrace this I’m not going for it just yet and I think we all just need to wait and see.
It’s easy to believe since Francis has already treaded on the secular science issue, homosexuality communism in the way of economic equality but again I think we need to wait and see.
If MJ is correct and Francis does embrace climate change in a progressive way it will mean the Vatican has now embraced communism in the name of God. Mind you yes the liberal media will just fall over themselves loving this but the minute Francis opens his mount about the immorality of abortion or reproductive rights they will be right there to cut his head off.
And that is just my opinion on it all
END OF THE WEEK BEGINNING OF THE YEAR THE LOW DOWN DIRTY SHAME OF IT ALL
Well it’s the end of the week but the beginning of a new year; I don’t really feel like its a new year it’s still cold outside. 2014 in my view was pretty horrific with Ebola, ISIS, border issues, atheist issues and gay agenda issues. So many issues to shake a stick at so what one impacted you or did any.
To me all these issues just made me mistrust our state and federal government that much more. You wonder how much misinformation is being thrown out at us just to either keep us quiet or in line. To me the two agendas that made the biggest impression were the ISIS and the gay propaganda agenda.
ISIS is bad news but we could have should have stopped them years ago. The fact our president seems to delight in their existence does bother me greatly.
ISIS seems to help Obama in a few ways; it makes him look good when we kill a some of them. But I believe Obama enjoys radical Islam because he is radical progressive and although the two differ on social issues they love each other on religious and political issues.
The propaganda that the extreme homosexual agenda is setting out for society is also a big concern for me. I say extreme because there are some out there that just are lost and want to find peace and well and I dare say they are not gay but completely confused on what direction to take so they take the easy yet most painful way to deal with their hurt.
The big reason why I am very concern and watching this issue closely is how it impacts our society. Television and mass media is bent on trying to cram this down your throat so you think it’s normal but please do not fall for this there is nothing normal about it.
Homosexuality does nothing for a pro God, pro marriage, and pro family society. It is sterile concept that leads to nowhere in both the relationship and in the individual. What is more concerning is when pro gay heterosexual’s look at you as if you’re either stupid or mean for not allowing the gay concept to flourish. This kind of mentality will only confuse the follower of such a such an agenda and thus our society becomes more confused and more demented.
As in my last blog I ask everyone to please make 2015 your year of prayer, take one minute out of your day and pray for America and pray for those who will be working to give truth back to America.
2015 is the beginning, so much time for us to impact our world. Whether it’s your home, work, church or family ask God to help you make an impact I know I will.