Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Interesting how the default term to denigrate these days out of the mouths of so many professional relgionists is “America”.
Furthermore, is his enunciation of the term “Republican” also invoked to besmirch the ideological proclivity of those assembling under the banner of the GOP to believe that the path towards the broadest swath of prosperity for the greatest number is to be found in individuals for the most part left alone to pursue their own well being, dreams and callings?
Does Rev. Fiske intend to cast as much aspersion upon an American Democratic view of Christianity that instead sees the path to a society approaching something akin to justice as one where the individual is nothing more than a cog in whatever group one happens to be a part of for the purposes of the government dispersing its largess to favored demographics and constituencies?
Furthermore, is the desire to maximize pleasure and evade misery necessarily a distinctively American characteristic?
Or is it that America through the blessings of the Almighty has been more successful than most regimes in achieving this most desirable yet elusive state of affairs?
For one will find that the average Third Worlder (unless brainwashed by the likes of fanatic Islam) is usually as averse to pain as most Westerners.
It is just that their respective society has not been as successful in alleviating these vicissitudes.
Often those given towards ostentatious verbalized declarations of their own piety articulate a willingness to welcome increased suffering.
However, was it not the God such souls claim as their primary loyalty the one that imbued part of His creation with that mysterious quality known as life along with a desire to see that distinct gift continued for as long as possible?
Though it may be ended as a result of a wide variety of intervening contingencies, if the believer strives to live by these principles God has established in the social sphere, won't the odds be in your favor for a life characterized by a bit less trouble?
After all, does not Scripture urge one to honor your mother and father so that your days upon the Earth might be long?
That text even admits it is a Scripture that dangles before the hearer a carrot in order to encourage compliance.
By Frederick Meekins
Saturday, May 28, 2016
That doesn't cut it.
Unless you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved, you are still going to Hell no matter how highly you think of His earthly mother.
She was, after all, a sinner in need of a savior like every other human being.
In the same interview, the Pope went on to assert that the state must be secular and that the ones that are confessional in nature in that they adhere to an established creed end badly.
So, as a sovereign state of its own, does this assessment also apply to the Vatican?
Will those of a mindset similar to Ian Paisley or Jack Chick at their most militant be invited to establish a print shop on Vatican territory as a symbol of this dedication to pluralism?
by Frederick Meekins
Christian Broadcast Blames Woman Contracting Incurable Superbacteria For Failing To Adhere To The Minutiae Of The Mosaic Code
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Admittedly, I have enjoyed professional wrestling from time to time over the course of my life and don't really know much about this individual.
But it must be pointed out that any other time this church is so wrapped up in practicing its religion 24/7 that the leadership denounces Christians that enunciate a strong devotion to or respect for the American flag.
But apparently it is acceptable to watch professional wrestling.
Just don't root for Sgt. Slaughter or Hacksaw Jim Duggan while doing so.
Both SermonAudio and Berean Baptist Church seem to have little problem with promoting a doctrinal schizophrenia
For example, in his remarks, Brad Cain announced his own practice of “social media free Sundays” as if such a custom made him holier than thou.
Yet according to his Wikipedia entry, Cain has played a homosexual as part of his ringside persona.
One would think that would upset God a bit more than if you check Facebook.
Elsewhere on the SermonAudio website, there are diatribes passing as Biblical exegesis insinuating that your daughter will possibly become a lesbian if she enjoys Little House On The Prairie or the town tramp if she is allowed to leave the house in pursuit of a college education or even premarital employment.
If the response is that ministries enjoy the discretion and Christian liberty to upload from a wide range of perspectives, just say something positive about Catholicism even if you don't agree with that system in its entirety and see how long your account remains active on the site.
By Frederick Meekins
Friday, May 20, 2016
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It is claimed that before it could be sent to another facility, the calf would have to spend months in quarantine.
So these propagandists are able to assure us that these creatures never wander beyond the boundaries of the park.
Likely the only disease here is lazy ass syndrome.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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In the piece, Thomas astutely points out where the billionaire's bold promises often lack specifics as to how the proposals could be implemented in a way that would minimize the disruption from an uncooperative opposition as epitomized by the Occupy movement and BlackLivesMatter not above the use of what most Americans would categorize as violence in the attempt to sway public opinion and policy.
But did not Thomas himself play a part in paving the way for the ascent of Trumpism?
In “Blinded By Might”, Cal Thomas admonished how the truly devout ought to dichotomize their worldviews to separate what constitutes spirituality from what constitutes competent political leadership or governance.
Now that droves of Evangelicals and Roman Catholics have flocked to a candidate that might not abide by Biblical behavioral norms in his personal life but who not only speaks bluntly about the nation's problems but in a manner that does not act like everything wrong in the world is America's fault, theologians and even conservative pundits that set this ball in motion nearly twenty years ago stand gapping in dumbfounded amazement.
In his commentary, Thomas levels condemnation at Donald Trump for speaking out of both sides of his mouth.
But isn't Thomas a bit guilty of this himself?
In referencing the cruel things Trump's disturbingly fanatic supporters have called Thomas, the witty correspondent confesses being called “old” probably hurt worse than even being called a sack of excrement.
But of that particular verbal put down, Thomas writes, “Remember when age used to go with wisdom unless proven otherwise?”
Yet any other time in his desire to gain the favor of the media elite, Thomas has mocked both Tea Party gatherings and Trump rallies for being composed primarily of elderly White faces.
But one cannot get much more elderly and White than Cal Thomas.
Does he intend to consistently live by the principles he now professes by surrendering the place he does occupy in the media or the no doubt hefty check he receives for doing so?
By Frederick Meekins
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But instead of lifting aloft the famous torch, Trump is instead thrusting the most expressive of digits erect into the air. To clarify for those feigning a sense of shocked innocence, that is of course a reference to the middle finger.
Interesting it is America in general and Trump supporters in particular that are blamed for turning nasty and sour. Apparently the title is a reference to the spreading sense of irritation experienced on the part an increasing number of Americans fed up with having to take responsibility for the expanding number of deadbeats and human detritus in the world.
Donald Trump has indeed verbalized a few things that could have gone unsaid such as remarks directed towards Carli Fiornia, John McCain, and Hedi Cruz. However, many of his other quips were actually quite measured in terms of the domestic and international developments that provoked them.
For example, many were no doubt shocked when Trump suggested banning Muslims from entering the United States. His proposal could have perhaps been worded more artfully as banning admission of migrants and travelers from countries either known for supporting terrorists or unsuccessfully interdicting such violent nihilists within their respective borders.
Such a rhetorical miscalculation is still not as nasty as flying hijacked jetliners into prominent landmarks. Nor are Trump's remarks as nasty as slaughtering an unsuspecting member of the military along the side of the road and making a broadcast pronouncement regarding such an atrocity while still soaked in the victim's blood.
Others are even more outraged at Trump's proposal to build a wall across the border with Mexico for the purposes of curtailing the riffraff compromising the territorial and demographic integrity of the United States. But shouldn't even greater outrage be directed towards incidents such as the case of one particular illegal alien that was released as a result of an alleged bureaucratic mix up that is now accused of a murder spree as a serial killer?
Those whose brains are so wired to crave social acceptance and approval over the innate survival instinct will moan that such crimes are committed by only a minuscule percentage of unauthorized transborder migrants. Supposedly most aren't all that different than any other human being simply striving and struggling to make their way through life.
That is irrelevant. If you are awakened in the middle of the night by someone rummaging through your refrigerator that you did not give permission to be there, should such intruders be allowed to remain if they are otherwise nice people? In such instances, is it also somehow immoral if you decide to have someone kicked off the premises because at one time you did not use to own the house?
A number of uterosupremacists are outraged over a number of remarks made by Donald Trump pertaining to WOMMMMENNN (spelled that way in phonetic solidarity with the way in which prominent activists seem to pronounce the term). But if you are outraged over the things Trump has said in regards to a particular segment of the population no one is allowed to criticize or contradict just because their particular genetic architecture is built upon two X chromosomes, by default aren't you obligated to support the broad principles of Trumpian realist foreign policy?
For example, Donald Trump has been condemned for categorizing Islamists and radical Muslims as being bad. How can such a political and religious movement be categorized as anything but such when contemplating its prospects and intentions for WOMMMENNN (as well as men while we are at it)?
For example, perhaps those obsessed with mammography as about the only form of cancer detection elevated to the level of a civil sacrament ought to be reminded that, in certain ISIS-controlled territories, women have had their breasts hacked off by these ghoulish demoniacs for the offense of not belonging to the regime's sanctioned religion.
At times, the verbal formulations of Donald Trump are a bit gruff and over the top. However, the United States has not faired so well as of late under the leadership of those that elevate ostentatious manners over prosperity and even survival in a world where those gaining the upper hand often don't care so much about what fork to eat the salad with as they do about the rusty knife they intend to use for the severing of heads.
By Frederick Meekins