Monday, June 30, 2008

Weather is Hardly Small Talk Anymore

Between horrible storms and global warming, the scientists are becoming bigger prophets of doom than any religious fanatic ever could! And I'm just wondering what kind of inside scoop these scientists have. Oh, I don't think they are hearing this insight from G~D, but I do think they have some insider information. I've been doing a bit of research for the book I'm working on, and I did a little checking into seeding clouds and atmospheric grids. Then I read this interesting article that all the global warming that's been warned about is going to happen this summer instead of 20 years from now and the quote was some scientist saying "We hate to say I told you so, but we told you so." I've always found to qualify an "I told you so" with "I hate to say it, to be arrogantly ridiculous." Face it, if I told you so fits, that means the person saying it was right and there is nobody that hates to say they were right! Now, back to weather and warming. I just can't help but think the scientists have a bit of a hand in what is happening. You just can't play with the atmosphere without repercussions. We have space travel, we have a space station, and I have no idea what they can do from there. We have cloud seeding to control rainfall . . . Well, our modern society certainly doesn't need any "rainmakers" or rain dances and pleasing G~D is totally unnecessary for health and rain and all those things HE promised, if we have science. I can't help but correlate our weather control and space race to global warming. I'm just having a hard time believing my 40 watt light bulbs have a bigger effect on our atmosphere than rockets and jets. And I know, when it comes to making rain and playing G~D, nobody knows the long term consequences of that!
And the serpent said unto the woman, . . . ye shall be as gods . . . Torah of Holy Scripture

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Politics, Preaching, and Proselytizing

Politics and religion are truly intertwined in America and both segments do their best to proselytize, but it's getting pretty interesting and inverted. Preachers want to influence politics and politicians use the pulpits to proselytize. Preachers attempt to covert people's politics and politicians attempt to connect with people's values.
Jim Dobson is pretty vocal on a number of political issues and politicians. As he attacks Obama, he's tap dancing the 501c3 line pretty closely, but then he's a loud voice amongst the evangelicals, so he's as untouchable as Obama is politically. If Jim Dobson gets challenged, he's being persecuted, just like when Obama gets questioned, he's being profiled . . . Dobson shoots his mouth off, then hides behind his religious credentials. Obama is in the spotlight and says what he wants, but is ready at all times to pull the racial victim.
I think these two men are scary opponents. This is where they both can stand on the same opposite ground, circled by their rallying followers cause enough hoopla that the true Bible conservatives and believers of social liberty will simply be disenfranchised, religiously and politically. Obama is sketchy and vague about his beliefs, except what he's politically voted for. Jim Dobson has already put his foot in his mouth by saying he will not vote for McCain. Religion has played a huge role in Obama's campaign. Politics plays a huge role in Dobson's commentary, but Dobson says parts of the Old Testament are irrelevant. Then that changes a lot of things regarding his teaching. He also said Obama was disregarding the traditional Bible understanding. Tradition is another thing the Pharisees desperately clung to. Obama on the other hand has a lot of words and says nothing. What concerns me is the amount of power and the number of followers each of these men have, and the group of individuals that lives here in America that neither man represent. This country has some citizens that are very devout but not evangelicals. This nation has some citizens that would like to have change, but not at the expense of their souls. There are people that unlike Jim Dobson, who believe the entire Bible is relevant, and do not believe any of the Bible is irrelevant to New Testament teaching. And there are some people that know the evangelicals were wrong before, but that doesn't make Obama the right choice now. Obama's religious beliefs are confusing and his political history is incredibly short. There is a minority of us that will not be dissuaded by either man. We know and fully believe the entire Bible is relevant and the true change America needs is to put G-d ahead of politics.
. . . here are they that keep the commandments of G-d, and the faith of Y'shuah. New Testament

Monday, June 23, 2008

Now That I Think About It

I had planned to address the topic of Joel Osteen in today's blog, but then over the week-end, George Carlin died and I simply must acknowledge him. Then it occurred to me to cover both men in the same blog since they both are part of the entertainment industry, or now for George, were. I've been listening for the past couple of years, the people praising Joel Osteen and I found it interesting when Alan Colmes, a Jewish ultra liberal, promotes Joel Osteen's book on his website. I haven't read the book, but it sure made me wonder just how strong the conservative Christian message must be, if Alan Colmes is promoting it . . . And I've thought a lot about how much I enjoyed the perspective of George Carlin, but I didn't appreciate or agree with his animosity toward religion. Not that religion, in itself, isn't annoying, but he associated G~D with annoying religious individuals and I didn't appreciate or agree with that. As I remember the wit of George Carlin, I think of one of my favorite observations he made. I loved the way he commented on linguistics. He took the obvious and pointed it out. Often it wasn't the single example, but it was the way he could lead the mind to ponder. He mentioned how we use words wrong. He said, "We drive on a parkway and we park on a driveway!" The humor is not necessarily in what he said and the logic is certainly defied in the example, but the humor is in the fact, we do it and we say it! And the logic is in the fact someone had the unique and original insight to come up with the observation. Yeah George! That was what made George Carlin big in my book.
Now Joel Osteen, on the other hand, is telling antiquated jokes that have been around for years and as far as I can tell, he doesn't inspire anyone to think, but rather soothes and mentally massages them to feel good right where they are, but he entertains his crowd as well as George entertained his fans. There are times in which I would love to buy a ticket and sit and listen to someone say what I want to hear. George did that for thousands of people over the past many years and I know Joel does that for thousands of people, and is continuing to do so.
I do think George and Joel have one thing in common. I think they will both stand before the throne of G~D and discover they were wrong. George, in his passing, may already have discovered that G~D is not the annoying Deity that religious people make Him out to be. I hope he gets the chance to acknowledge his error. And Joel will someday discover he's lulled over 50,000 people into amused complacency and lead them away from The Truth. I hope they get the chance to realize their error.
woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation. a prophet of Holy Scripture

Thursday, June 19, 2008

FDA - Formal Destruction of Americans

The FDA bureaucrats are truly dancing my last good nerve. Why are so many hazardous elements now in our food and water? And we need to keep in mind, most everything that can be found in the water, has already been approved for consumption by the FDA and is merely being "recycled." That's another tangent, entirely, but I will share just this one thought. Now that they are discussing grey and black water, knowing truthfully that all the water has been leaving homes and apartments through the same sewer system to ultimately reach a major waterway, to be recycled back through our tap and water fountains, just makes me sick, and I'm guessing it's going to make a number of Americans sick at some point.
Now back to the bureaucratic department dedicated to the destruction of the people. The number of people on disability and with diabetes has skyrocketed, and the statistics for obesity are off the charts, and all since the introduction and FDA approval of aspartame . . . The class action lawsuits are staggering, regarding reactions and side effects of pharmaceuticals approved by the FDA. Although it hasn't been absolutely confirmed and proven, we've been told for years that Alzheimer's patients have a higher level of aluminum in their brain than those that are not affected by this tragic illness. So what do we have now? We have aluminum in our anti-perspirants, we have aluminum in our baking powder and alluminum in our salt. We have Teflon lined aluminum cookware and bake ware . . . And you have to buy special aluminum foil if you don't want it to stick and disintegrate into the food you are trying to preserve. Yet, all of these products must meet the criteria of the FDA.
The products the FDA is approving for human use and consumption are nothing short of Weapons of Mass Destruction.
There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. a Proverb of Holy Scripture

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Drill

Our President has just seven months left, and 70 some percent of the American population is breathing a collective sigh of relief, but . . . he apparently wants to go out with a memorable bang! He's been in Europe trying to get "allies" to help flush out Bin Laden before he leaves office. He's discussed Iran and Iraq and now he's back trying to make sure there is new controversy where Congress and oil prices are concerned. The oil companies say it is not greed! The king of Saudi says he is going to release more oil. So what is the big deal to create a conflict where Congress is concerned? My guess is, it's time, yet again, for another shell and marble game! After seven years, we're all familiar with it. Which shell is the marble under? It's the most basic and oldest con game going and this administration is absolutely masterful at doing it, and repeating it, and repackaging it and doing it again! If the king of Saudi is going to produce and release more oil, what's the sudden urgency now? ANWR has been off limits since the Reagan days. And according to some pundits, even if there was more oil, there are no refineries to handle it . . . so another moot point. There is yet another issue to this topic. The Bush family has been in the oil business, back to the days of association with John Hinkley's dad. The Hinkley situation, aside, according to everything I've read from our President's interests and attempts at entrepreneurialism, George W. drills dry holes.
So, really this is about instigating and initiating another "blame game" for the new democratic Congress, and with each situation, we participate, while the groundwork is laid to do what? . . . Declare war on Iran? Betray Israel with the real deal that's been planned? Liberate more Iraqis right out of their homes and country? Run rough shod over Musharraf in Pakistan? Or is it just one more attempt to divide the country with red and blue?
A man of twisted purposes is a cause of fighting everywhere . . . a Proverb of Holy Scripture

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Okay, I Have A Problem with This . . .

When the headlines about Miley Cyrus got controversial, I read a few, but I don't really keep up with the celebs. My grandchildren just love Hannah Montana and they were down visiting for a few weeks and I realized just how influentially entertaining this little 15 year old is, so I decided to do a bit more research. I read her "powerful acceptance line" from some awards dinner where she mentioned her "faith" and says that keeps her grounded. I then proceeded to where the photographer for Vanity Fair supposedly pushed this innocent little girl into photos that were inappropriate for her age and her image. Interestingly, I saw both of her parents in the background of the "shoot." And I saw her achy-breaky has-been father in some of the photos. The best thing I can say about the photos with her father, was the word 'questionable' came to mind . . . Billy Ray needs to just make peace with who he is and how old he is. Back to Miley. I'm not perfect by any means, but I have a real problem with people sprinkling a little "Jesus" in their speeches and banter and going right on doing what they want. George Bush just kind of ruined that for everyone. He made one mention of Jesus and Christian America just bowed down, and I've read some comments about Miley's acceptance speech and read the same kind of comments. It wasn't a month after her acceptance speech for the Kid's Choice Award, the pictures of her in the Vanity Fair photo shoot appeared. And just like she thanked Jesus, she blamed the photographer. Her parents seemed offended by what that photographer did, but the photographer was smart enough to have not just dad, but mom, too in the background in some of the photos. If Miley were a bit older and if Miley was not influencing children the way she does, and if Miley was just appearing on Christian programing, I'd say go ahead and live the double standard, it's the American Christian way, for the most part! But she influences the kids, and does so, as a kid. And this whole naivete on her part and the part and her parents is just ridiculous. She could have said "No!" Her dad could have said she's too young and this is too provocative. Her mom/manager could have reminded everyone she's only 15 and just got her name changed, she's not an adult yet! Vanity Fair and the photographer are absolutely not to blame! Although I don't read it, I have seen the cover and from the cover, I feel I can ascertain the genre of Vanity Fair. I'm not in show business, but I've heard about starlets that used their bodies to advance their careers. I just think the entire Cyrus clan ought to knock off the innocent, Sunday School, country bumpkin routine and just say it the way it is. Instead of all the excuses and blaming, I'd rather have Hannah Montana telling her fans, "G~D has given everyone gifts, you don't have to show the packaging!"
. . . that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; . . .(which becometh women professing godliness) . . . New Testament

Monday, June 16, 2008

The Ultimate Flip Flop

Imagine my surprise when I read today, that President Bush wants to capture Osama Bin Laden before he leaves office. Isn't it interesting how Osama bin Laden has not been a priority since March of '03, except right before elections? Sometimes this makes me wonder if there really is an Osama bin Laden . . . I know there was a tragedy on 9/11, but it's this administration that is our source for this information , and frankly it's been this administration that has led us on more than one rabbit trails. We've been told that Osama bin Laden claimed responsibility, but who told us that? And we've been told that he was surrounded in the Tora Bora mountains, but George W. Bush gave orders to go to Iraq . . . because even though Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11, based upon "reliable intelligence," there was the possibility of WMD . . . Now, to be honest, I expected his capture in fall of 2004, before November. I even told people I expected it, but all we got was a lousy video the last week of October. Apparently that was enough to win the election, but . . . I also remember when it was reported in December of '01 that Osama bin Laden was dead. So, if he was dead then, and George Bush said he wasn't a priority, why, other than an election, would he be a priority now? Could it be that President Bush wants to put a shine on his tarnished presidency, or could it be . . . America is going to run rough shod over Musharraff right into Pakistan? I read today, we've put the British up to that maneuver. I know, what if all of our "good intelligence" reveals that Osama bin Laden is in Syria or better yet, Iran? Or what if he just runs that way when the Brits flush him out of Pakistan? We have to be ready for him, right?
This new priority on Osama bin Laden tells me it's going to be a busy 7 months before 1600 Pennsylvania Ave receives new tenants.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. Matthew's account of the Gospel

Friday, June 13, 2008

I Think Fearmongers are Scary

I am absolutely exhausted with the concept of creating or suggesting one crisis after another to protect constituents from potential danger. Although I realize the rest of us have been "protected" right along with the constituents, right out of our rights. Fear is the greatest tool imaginable when those in authority want to obtain unquestioned control. We all remember all the fear tactics our parents used. Apparently, this boomer administration was fed the same nonsense, but apparently they still believe it. Well, in all fairness to our boomer President, he has surrounded himself with some of the previous generation, those that seem to actually believe inciting fear is the best way to provide protection. My thought on that subject is a bit more direct. If the one offering the protection, truly wants to protect, then do that and quit spending valuable energy scaring people. This generation of fear tactics is nothing more than yelling "fire" in a crowded theatre, yet they want respect and authority for doing so. Sorry, I just don't have it to give. I remember as a kid, hearing all sorts of scary reasons, I needed my childhood micromanaged and why every move I made needed to be done on a microscope slide. It was preparation for our nation in the 21st Century. I remember being told about the Lindbergh baby, when I wanted to stay home alone. There are many interesting factors that were omitted in that telling. One, my father was not a famous pilot. Two, I was not a toddler, Three, according to Charles Lindbergh, not only were both parents home at the time, so was the nanny, and Four, that tragedy occurred before my parents were even born, and yet they enjoyed a freedom filled childhood with working moms that didn't spend their time telling scary stories. And now, these same people want us to be afraid of everything. I can't even keep a straight face any more as my mom insists that after 9/11, we had to attack Iraq over not showing us weapons of mass destruction. And her reason . . . "because we're America and we have to keep it 'over there.'" I guess the one perk in the deal is to listen to the note of defiant fear in the voices of those that used to incite it. According to the last election, that was about 51% of the American population. According to recent polls, however; the figure of those that like to spend every waking moment afraid of their own shadow, the pundits' imagination, and the endless list of leaders that our President has attempted to offend, that number has significantly declined. Thank G~D for that. I don't understand the 30% that still believe living in fear and inciting fear is the moral and right thing to do, especially since the Bush devotees claim to be religious. If only the ultra religious knew what Scripture says about fear.
YHVH is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? a Psalm of Holy Scripture

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Interesting Statistics . . .

I've mentioned before in these blogs, my feelings about statistics and the value I place in them. Statistics can be manipulated to support or annihilate anything. I found an interesting article about raw milk and the stats just caught my eye.
Here is the link.,4670,RawMilkCrackdown,00.html
I'll qualify this with the statement that I am all natural and Orthodox organic. I go by the Bible in raising my animals and garden and I do not adhere to the propaganda proposed by the FDA. This FDA is the very bureaucratic branch of our government that has approved all sorts of cancer causing edibles, neurological damaging additives, and a plethora of pharmaceuticals that are the subject of class action law suits, and although I do not mean to disregard any loss of life, this article states that 2 people have died in 8 years from this particular situation. Is there anything the FDA has approved in the past decade that has only resulted in 2 deaths?

Raw milk proponents insist they are under siege by state and federal regulators intent on snuffing out the industry.

Food safety officials say raw milk has sickened hundreds of people with salmonella, E. coli and other bacteria. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1,000 people fell ill from raw milk between 1998 and 2005. Two died.

Herzog, whose 10-year-old daughter spent two months in the hospital after her kidneys failed because of E. coli poisoning, is one of the families suing Organic Pastures over the 2006 outbreak that health officials determined was probably caused by raw milk from the dairy.
"I don't have anything good to say about raw milk," she said. "It was a horrible experience."

I emphasized the word, probably, because it needs to be. When we can read about E. coli and salmonella in the produce that is approved for us to consume and we know there is a class action law suit pending for a myriad of FDA approved drugs, I have a real issue with the propaganda perspective of these statistics, in regard to raw milk. Mrs. Herzog's daughter lived through this E. coli experience, unlike the little 2 year old boy that ate spinach and unlike a few people that ingested peanut butter a couple of years ago.
I can, off the top of my head, name more FDA approved death causing problems in the last few years, than the FDA's claim over the past 8 years. In a period of just a few days of consumption, there were more illnesses and deaths reported from peanut butter than 8 years of monitoring unpasteurized milk, yet Peter pan is still for sale and Con Agri is still in business.

If anyone truly believes this is about unpasteurized milk, I'm guessing their naivete is quite inviting for the average huckster, lawyer or politician.

Considering the year pasteurization took place, I found this next quote particularly asinine.

"Raw milk should not be consumed by anyone for any reason," said John Sheehan, head of the FDA's dairy office. "It is an inherently dangerous product."

So, this bureaucrat is obviously oblivious to the fact that the human race has existed, thrived, and propagated in a prolific manner for thousands of years, consuming raw milk. As a matter of fact, historically speaking, humanity has only been avoiding this "inherently dangerous product" for the last 125 years.
However did humanity last long enough to come to this enlightened period of the past 125 years?
or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? New Testament

Monday, June 09, 2008

Making History

It used to be "making history" meant someone did something of monumental importance from a historical perspective that was, at the time, simply doing the right thing. "Doing" used to be what was history making, now talking is making history or defining it, or affecting it. This term has certainly been redefined, not by usage, but rather by rhetoric. Talk radio is "making history" by making issues, beating a topic to death and beyond, and changing the course of history, rather than actually doing anything of significance to be noteworthy for future generations. Making history has now become the goal or results of manufacturing hysteria and influencing indoctrination.
I keep hearing that Senator Obama is "making history." I don't see it that way, at all. I remember when Mr. Obama was placed in the center spotlight in 2004 before he was a Senator from Illinois. And I remember when he "decided" and announced that he would run for president. Most people either had no idea who he was, or remembered that he was simply a junior Senator. Well, he played that "junior" deal into "fresh" and "no bad political history," which is sad, because I still don't know who is really behind him, but they, whomever "they" are, are all about making history, go their way!
I now read that Senator Obama is the "democratic choice," but I haven't spent the last two years comatose. I remember when Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity had a "smear Hillary campaign" going, so basically, Obama is the republican pundit choice, not the democratic choice at all. And the sad thing . . . the Obama supporters are oblivious to this fact.
I came to the knowledge, a couple of years ago, that I needed to hear what the pundits were telling "their followers," because it would be history making, and it has been. I so wish the radio listening public would use their own brains, but radio is a special deal. Radio incorporates its message into the subconscious. Few people actually just sit and listen, although I'm sure if there are any radio listeners that fit the "air sucking only, while listening" group, they belong to Sean and Rush. Most people have the radio going while doing other things, and the songs or talk or whatever just permeate the brain like osmosis. Most Rush and Sean fans think they are cerebral, when in fact Rush and Sean know they are appealing not to intelligence, but rather emotion, which is why they tell their listeners, they are informed about the issues. When people are informed, they don't have to be "told," they know.
Now back to this history making. I heard for a fact, the smear campaign against Hillary Clinton by the conservative pundits and we now see the evidence that it worked, and I don't really think the Hillary supporters or the Obama supporters listen to these two guys . . . and yet history proves the past few months have resulted in something totally unpredicted . . . or was it? I would offer in the past few months, history has truly been made and manufactured to suit someone beyond the ones that are on the playing field and certainly beyond the ones being played.
Barrack Obama is not the choice of the Democrats. He is the choice of the pundits, and the pundits are the choice ones to convey and encourage "The American Way," the usual American method . . . default by anger and aggression.
Making history is what's left of the manufacturing industry in America.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. New Testament

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Leading the Way

"On the cutting edge" . . . comes to mind for this latest strategy of Texas. When I read this article, I knew there wasn't much I could say. Too many words of mine would only detract from the obvious, so I'll keep my commentary brief and simply include the link.

'Integrity unit' created for Texas justice issues,4670,WrongfulConvictions,00.html

Texas, the state that has given us the present administration. Texas, the state that has committed more acts of capital punishment, and releases of wronged imprisonment, due to DNA proof. We certainly can't forget Waco, and this latest fiasco at the FLDS ranch. And the good news about this 'Integrity Unit?' It's being formed from within the Texas legal system. That's right, there have been so many errors, they are going to police themselves . . . I thought that was the reason for so many errors.
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but YHVH weigheth the spirits. a proverb of Holy Scripture

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Now That "Change" is Official . . .

I wrote a blog a couple of weeks ago that outlined my idea of change for Mr. Obama's plan, if he's really talking "change," but for some reason, it didn't post when I wrote it. I'm guessing I did something wrong. At any rate, last night when I realized the error, it posted to the date I wrote it. That means it's buried in all the other timely perspectives, I've written since.
So, I'm going to cut and paste it right here.


Although I hear Senator Obama mention change quite frequently, I'm still not sure just what he has in mind. Maybe I'm not listening well enough or maybe he'll become clearer, once the race is declared officially, or maybe he's like every other politician and saying what it takes to get elected. Only time will tell, but I have an idea that I'd like to share regarding his administration, should he be elected.For the most part, I don't have specific individuals in mind, but I think this plan would truly bring about change in Washington and perhaps reinstate America's, once valued reputation, throughout the world. This next four years, will not be an easy term, what with walking into two wars, a horrible economy, a terrible reputation world wide, and the confidence of most Americans at an all time low. As a matter of fact, the only people happy right now, will be the biggest critics, if Obama wins the election. But at least from the last polls I read, it's only about 30%, so it's not a large group, but it is an angry, aggressive one.Now, here's my suggestion, if Mr. Obama is really going to make change from "politics as usual:"Assemble a different kind of cabinet.VP: Right now, I'm leaning toward Ann Coulter. It's not like the VP really makes decisions or even has to be diplomatic. The present administration has demonstrated that. I realize nobody is discussing race or gender right now, but a white woman on the ticket may not be a bad idea! She said she'd support Hillary if McCain was the Republican nominee and we know Hillary will back Obama, ultimately. That would also give us change, 4 years of Ann Coulter being quiet and polite. The way the pundits discuss patriotism and service to our country, could she refuse?Attorney General: A Public Defender from the MidwestSecretary of State: John Edwards, he's winsome, tactful, and clearly a negotiator to winSecretary of Treasury: The Monopoly ChampionSecretary of Defense: a Grandma that knows how to resolved conflict and take control, butdoesn't believe all differences are solved by violence, and doesn't wanther grandson in someone else's political maneuvers.Secretary of Interior: a Person of Native American DescentSecretary of Agriculture: a Farmer that really farms his land, personallySecretary of Commerce: a Person on a real budgetSecretary of Labor: Someone that has had a real job outside of politicsSecretary of Health and Human Services: a FiremanSecretary of Housing and Urban Development: Someone that started over, without FEMA provision or intervention, either after a storm or foreclosureSecretary of Transportation: a Father of 3 or more teens of driving ageSecretary of Energy: my Dad who taught me water doesn't have run the entire time I'm brushing my teeth and "turn the lights off when you leave the room," retired from Power and Light Co.Secretary of Education: an Elementary Teacher of the Primary Grades that has truly taught what is needed for life and dealt with the reality of educationSecretary of Veteran's Affairs: a Viet Nam vet that served in combat, that wasn't an officerSecretary of Homeland Security: a Mother that has raised toddlers and teenagers,simultaneouslyI realize this list needs some specifics, but it's a start, if politics as usual is on it's way out! This is the one area that I agree with Mr. Obama. Our country was much stronger and certainly more respected before the era of "professional politicians." Actually, according to American history, this country was at it's best when ordinary citizens declared the intent, penned the purpose, and established the laws.The founding fathers were just regular people and Betsy Ross simply knew how to sew.
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us . . . New Testament

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Is It Freedom of Religion or Freedom From Religion?

The headlines have been simply harrowing. Of course, you know, I've been quite upset about the FLDS group. I don't agree with their particular views about family matters, but on the other hand, there are many days in a week that I wish some of the women that got "his better effort and money" were doing some of the work around here . . . But my religion grudgingly acknowledges divorce, and the final wife is granted the exclusive right to the all the house work, cooking, and laundry; and is "rewarded" with burned out disinterest. So, aside from the practical consideration of polygamy, I don't think I'd fit in well at the "ranch." But this is America and they are supposed to have the freedom to practice their religion as they see fit, and the Supreme Court of Texas said there was no sign of imminent danger to the children, so "put the families back together!" And to that I applaud and I see the judge that began overseeing this mess, appears to be unhappy with the decision. Before she signs the order to release the children, she wants the mothers to sign . . . Why is it when the powers that be, abuse authority, they want the victims to sign some paper first? I've seen that in cases other than this and frankly, it's a clear case of abuse of authority and the trampling of our First Amendment Rights.
And isn't it interesting that both front running candidates are openly willing to disavow and repudiate their religious associations for the chance at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.?
Just what does this mean for a so called Christian nation that professes the founding of this country to be the Supreme Will of G-D? Sounds like what the powers that be, call those of us that do live by our faith. The claim of America's divine ordination sounds a bit grandiose!
I find it fascinating, that even when people who live by their faith, even if their interpretation is inaccurate, when they line up their obedience with a point of Scripture, it does appear that G-D moves and stands by HIS Word.
Now, we have "wanna be" leaders that will drop their religious associations and affiliations in a heart beat or a sound bite, but . . .
I was truly moved when I read, as the powers that be, invaded with armored tanks and firearms, the people of the FLDS ranch, sang and prayed.
And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto G-d: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed. New Testament

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