Part of an Argument with a Duped Welfare State Christian

Here is my characterization of just a little bit of a recurring argument (wait, recurring bad dream, no, argument, darn) that I've had with a fellow Christian, who enjoys tuning into MSNBC like one of the Borg hive stepping into his regeneration chamber. XX: My politics are from the Bible. We're supposed to take care of the poor. AW: Care for the poor is one reason government is supposed to protect our freedom and … [Read more...]

Abusing the Bible for Your Despotic Desires is Unhealthy for You, Sojourners

  Like Barack Obama, Sojourners' founder, James Wallis speaks of some of his his past associations with Marxists and Marxism. And like Obama, but unlike Thomas Sowell, Joseph Farah, Mavin Olasky, and so many others, he fails to refute it all, now. Why? Very apparently, because like Obama, Wallis' Marxist methodology continues. Finding Sojourners up to their redistributive evils in Facebook today, I … [Read more...]

Get Acquainted with C.S. Lewis’ Thoughts of God & Government

Calling attention to this man offers an excellent excuse to use as few as feasible of my own words. His are the point. One doesn't stand in front of a da Vinci while showing it. But here are two fine and timely points of reference for you. 1. Just discovered - for two weeks now, BibleGateway.com has been featuring... A daily passage from the writings of C.S. Lewis, one of the greatest Christian thinkers and … [Read more...]

Prepare this August Like September will Hit the Fan

If a trumpet is blown in a city, will not the people be afraid? If there is calamity in a city, will not the Lord have done it? Surely the Lord God does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophesy? - Amos 3:6-8 Remember the disturbances you've ever had in your stomach? Usually, such a thing will … [Read more...]

Gideon’s 300 Thirsting, Drinking Men

Early in the morning, Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) and all his men camped at the spring of Harod. The camp of Midian was north of them in the valley near the hill of Moreh. The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength has saved me.’ Now announce to the army, ‘Anyone who trembles with fear may turn back and leave Mount … [Read more...]

Christians, Where do You Stand on Freedom?

The reader may not be a Christian, but he or she may wish to share this with Americans who are. For one thing, it shouldn't scare some away, like many of our articles might. For another, though these factors hang in the balance, they remain true for our nation: 1. We the People are responsible to God as its Sovereigns and, 2. "politics is a numbers game." The ninety page book is well worth it, too, though its tone … [Read more...]

The Idolatry of the Modern Progressive

American Thinker, originally:  "The Easter Mythology of Modern Progressivism" Modern progressivism, belief in human progress, various brands of socialism, and even communism itself are all steeped in a modern philosophy of history that is rooted in the Judeo-Christian apocalyptic tradition.  Unlike the Greco-Roman world, which believed that history was either strictly secular or inextricably bound up with pagan … [Read more...]

God Didn’t Build That

Against All Enemies With the Big Bang Theory, we have given ourselves the ability to look up at the sun and moon and stars and tell God "You didn't build that!", and then go on our merry way believing that the celestial bodies are the result of random processes and not the work of the Creator's hands. With the Theory of Evolution, we see every sort of seed-bearing plant, the trees that grow seed-bearing … [Read more...]

Hate Speech

Most crimes are objective in nature, as they can be observed or measured.  For instance, murder means someone is dead.  Theft means something was taken (can be electronic as well as physical, but there is a record).  Speeding means that there is a limit to the maximum speed and it can be accurately measured.  Assault means someone was physically attacked, or verbally threatened with physical attack.  When it comes to … [Read more...]

Lessons America Can Learn from the Rwandan Genocide

Against All Enemies On Sunday, 11 November 2012, Major (ret.) Brent Beardsley gave a powerful presentation reflecting on his experience as a Christian Soldier in Rwanda during the Rwandan genocide from 1993-94.  He served as the personal staff officer to then Canadian General Romeo Dallaire before and during the Rwandan genocide that engulfed that nation and ultimately claimed the lives of approximately 1 million … [Read more...]

Contemplating the Future After the Election

Against All Enemies Friends, As a boy, I greatly admired the leadership of Ronald Reagan.  I watched him take an heroic stand against the evil ideology of communism, and his example was one of the main reasons why I joined the military to defend our great nation and its people.  It was a nation that rewarded achievement, protected individual liberties, and stood against the evils of the world.  However, I see a … [Read more...]

Ty Woods’ Family, on Obama Ordering his Son be Allowed to Die

Charles Woods is the father of Ty Woods, one of the two U.S. security personnel who defied orders in the attempt to save U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, as he suffocated alone, from murderous arson. As did Glenn Doherty, Ty manned a machine gun position on the top of a nearby building, in a very hot firefight. Woods actually "painted" a mortar target with laser sighting, hoping there were an U.S. military aircraft … [Read more...]

‘Innocence’ Film a Premeditated Provocation for Islamic Terror?

Exclusive to Accuracy in Media; republished by their release   With every new bit of information surfacing about the “Innocence of Muslims” movie trailer and its shady producer, it is looking more and more like the movie was part of an Islamist provocation, in which the film was produced to provide a pretext for widespread attacks against our embassies throughout the Middle East. It comes complete with … [Read more...]

Who Stands to Gain from ‘The Innocence of Muslims’ Film?

NoisyRoom By: Aeneas Lavinium ICLA Was the controversial “The Innocence of Muslims” film a false flag operation designed to undermine freedom of expression in the West? A rather interesting article on the issue of the authorship of the film has recently been published by Walid Shoebat. [1] In many ways the article makes a lot of sense. Please take some time to read his essay which can be found … [Read more...]

Muslims Crucifying ‘Infidels’ in Egypt, via US Backed Arab Springworks

  Barbarians at the Gate NoisyRoom Hat Tips: Nancy Jacques, BB The Muslim Brotherhood, radical Islam and Iran are slouching towards the borders of Israel and are vowing to wipe her from the face of the earth. When psychotic, murdering tyrants speak, the world should listen. Iran is openly calling for a military alliance among Islamic nations to wage war against Israel. Even countries who have long … [Read more...]

My Black Dad and Chick-fil-A

NoisyRoom By: Lloyd Marcus I jump on every opportunity to respectfully challenge my 84 year-old black dad's loyalty to Obama. Dad has been a Christian pastor for over 50 years. He lives in Maryland and I live in Florida. I called Dad to ask if he participated in Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. He said, no, he had not heard about it. Then, he added, “All I know is Chick-fil-A discriminates against … [Read more...]

Will Huckabee Take on Panetta Over Gay Rights?

Accuracy in Media In a major display of respect for traditional values, hundreds of thousands turned out for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. Fox News Channel host Mike Huckabee, who sparked the event, said that the success went beyond “anything I could have imagined” and that stores across the country reported “record, historic sales.” Huckabee could now turn his attention to a more important fight—how … [Read more...]

A Prayer for Victory Over War Against America, 2012

We must see, know, accept, and tell the truth, whatever it is, pray accordingly, and act upon it. As in other times, from our first great challenge onward, this war was not inflicted upon us by patriotic Americans, but has to be enjoined and finished by them. As in other times, all the enemy must be seen for all that it is, no matter how far, no matter how close; no matter what banners, labels, and slogans it … [Read more...]

Face the Threat of Radical Islam, But Not Like This in Dearborn

Karen Hurst Restoring Honor Starts Here Acts 17:16-23 New International Version (NIV) In Athens 16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there. 18 A group of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers … [Read more...]

40 Days with Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Subscribe with Me?

He may have been given us even more for the 21st Century than for the 20th. I remember reading his book, as vital here and now as it was in Germany in 1937, The Cost of Discipleship. I caught it in snippets riding busses and el-trains back and forth from northwest Chicago to Oak Park. At twenty-three, I was fresh out of school and trying to make a living during the post-Carter recession, trying my hand at the … [Read more...]

Media, Homosexuals Threaten Christian Minister

Accuracy in Media The New York Times, a paper supposedly devoted to freedom of speech, is giving sympathetic coverage to a frivolous lawsuit designed to silence an American Christian minister. Scott Lively is being sued by the George Soros-funded Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) for “crimes against humanity” for criticizing homosexuality during a trip to Uganda. The suit represents the most extreme … [Read more...]

Mainline Protestantism ‘Gone from’ Christianity; Santorum Just Lost the South

...I Believe, Michigan too, I Fear   Update: This update is made simply to point out the problem with Rick Santorum's speech, excerpted below, as many are apparently having difficulty seeing it. I apologize for not making it clearer, earlier. The problem lays in two sentences: “And of course we look at the shape of mainline Protestantism in this country and it is a shambles. It is gone from the world … [Read more...]

Obama’s ‘Compromised’ Attack on the First Amendment

Compromise? Think so? Think again. Frank Hyland In issuing its latest controversial decree from on high - this one on contraception - the Obamanation has clearly, publicly, and intentionally crossed a line.  When it tells Roman Catholic institutions that they must provide contraceptives, what they are really telling Roman Catholics is that they must change their beliefs that the church has held for … [Read more...]

America Needs Sovereign Citizens to Crack the Faith Barrier

Presented to those interested in news of a spiritual kind Hal Lindsey wrote one of the best selling books of recent decades, The Late, Great Planet Earth, published in 1970, not long after the Six Day War of 1967. By it, he took the lead in popularizing comparisons of recent historical events in Israel and the Mideast to Bible prophecy. While Christians differ on their interpretations of the Bible's end times … [Read more...]

Rick Santorum Pushed onto Christian Right as Romney Stalking Horse per Jack Wheeler

Monday, January 16, 2012 at 11:38am CT Word is spreading that Rick Santorum has been endorsed as of last Saturday, by an overwhelming majority of  "Evangelical leaders," a.k.a., the oft manipulated "Christian right." Regular readers of Gulag Bound will know that the megamoney powers behind both political parties would be disadvantaged, if either Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul carry out their expressed plans … [Read more...]

Patriotic Assimilation is as American as, well, as Broncos Football!

I confess I am not a zealous football fan, and until a month ago, I hoped Tim Tebow would don a Colorado Rockies uniform so I could get really excited about him. But like the other five million residents of Colorado, I have come to love the amazing Broncos quarterback who does not hide his evangelical Christian faith. According to a poll by a national sports magazine, Tebow is today the most popular American … [Read more...]

Happy Holy Days: Christmas and Hanukkah

Isaiah 7:14  Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.(KJV)    Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. (KJV)     John 10:22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of dedication and it was winter. (Hanukkah - … [Read more...]

To those Stressed but with Faith, Christmastime and 2012

Distress -- Strife and Victory -- 'Be Still and Know' Is this a stressful time  for you? This is the season for it, right? Shopping for gifts and preparing for gatherings keep us busy little elves, while tyrants in D.C. and those behind them are fast at work, turning us into slaves. And in our very communities, unelected local and regional "planning commissions" are snowing our neighbors, under guises such … [Read more...]

Breaking Apart the United States: Part II

I was delighted to hear that a Muslim terrorist was caught in NYC the other day.  Mayor Bloomberg and his people assured us that the "lone wolf" (a phrase repeated ad nauseum) had been apprehended.  Hurray!  Unless you are one of those worrywarts concerned about the millions of other "lone wolves" still out there, you can now rest secure in your bed at night.  But I am going astray; that is not what this article is … [Read more...]

Born Again Bunny

Unlike the latest television perversion entitled, The Playboy Club,  I can actually tell you the truth about being a Bunny and working in the Chicago Playboy Club in the 60s. If you're wondering why I bring this up 45 years after the fact, it's simple.  One of my readers took exception with my article on GOP presidential candidate Richard Perry, and decided to go after the messenger rather than the message.   I find … [Read more...]