Thursday, December 29, 2016

Lesson 40: Crazy for God, The Minor Prophets, pt. 3

Check out this latest lesson on the little-known but so important Minor Prophets. Action-packed and gluten-free!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Liar, Liar--Pants on Fire!!

This is my last postin on has been great and so easy to use, but I've MOVED on to and taken on a new blog title:

The Brainwashed Pilgrim
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This just in: 
President Barack Obama has been awarded the dubious honor of "LIE of the YEAR" with a rating of "Pants on Fire" by the Politifact-fact-checking website.
Just to refresh your memory--Our president looked straight into the camera and on numerous occasions and said:
  • Obamacare would bring down premiums by $2500 for the typical family (find me an example of where that is currently taking place. In most instances, it is doubling and tripling premiums of most families).
  • President’s weekly address, June 6, 2009: "If you like the plan you have, you can keep it.  If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too.  The only change you’ll see are falling costs as our reforms take hold." Tell that to the millions who are receiving cancellation notices from their health insurers because Obamacare has forced the health insurance company to dump them. These millions of insured were happy with their coverage, but are NOW being told by Obama that their coverage is sub-standard, sub-par. According to the new federal guidelines for coverage, most insurance plans don't meet the government definition which includes forcing 50-yr old men to have coverage for mammogram screening and birth control.
  • Town hall in Green Bay, Wis., June 11, 2009: "No matter how we reform health care, I intend to keep this promise:  If you like your doctor, you'll be able to keep your doctor; if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan." (How can you keep your doctor when he's not in your exchange and he's not on the short list of accepted doctors? How can you keep your doctor when he's losing his medical practice due to Obamacare?)
  • Presidential press conference, June 23, 2009. "If you like your plan and you like your doctor, you won't have to do a thing. You keep your plan. You keep your doctor."
  • Town hall in Grand Junction, Colo., Aug. 15, 2009: "I just want to be completely clear about this. I keep on saying this but somehow folks aren't listening — if you like your health care plan, you keep your health care plan.  Nobody is going to force you to leave your health care plan.  If you like your doctor, you keep seeing your doctor." (Notice how Obama typically attacks his critics by saying "but somehow folks aren't listening." It's now obvious that his critics were RIGHT.
  • First presidential debate in Denver, Oct. 3, 2012: "If you've got health insurance, it doesn't mean a government takeover. You keep your own insurance. You keep your own doctor. But it does say insurance companies can't jerk you around." (It's not the health insurance companies "jerking us around" that we're worried about. It's Obama who's jerking us around!!)

In one of the opening chapters of Dostoevsky's "The Brothers Karamazov", a revered monk tells Karamazov, "A man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point where he does not discern any truth either in himself or anywhere around him, and thus falls into disrespect towards himself and others."

This certainly describes our president and his administration. Since they hold their intellect in high esteem, they cannot blame their willful denial of reality on ignorance. Therefore they must be lying to themselves 

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

How well does Sheldon Cooper's IQ stack up to Almighty God?

There are times when one needs to take a break from all the politics and foolish behavior that abounds in Washington D.C. as well as the evident decay of our culture.

It's always around this time of the year that hear about the "war on Christmas" and while there is some truth to that, the fact is that there is a war on God. We are a rebellious people who are constantly shaking our fists at God. In many ways, we scream out, "You're not fair! You're not just! You're not doing your job! You've let us down!" Maybe that's why so many in our nation have abandoned the Living God for gods of their own making, including their own political ideology.

No matter where you stand on the political spectrum, or where you find yourself in relation to Almighty God, even if you don't believe in His existence--He is still on his throne. He is a debtor to no one. We can NEVER do enough that God would owe us anything. We cannot establish a claim on God's love, mercy, grace or forgiveness based on our birth or our beauty or our brains or behavior.

Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory) may have one of the highest IQs known to man, but that doesn't make God a debtor to Sheldon in any way whatsoever. Sheldon's wisdom and knowledge about the universe is so infinitesimally minuscule when compared with God's wisdom, power and strength.
God is always ready to surprise us with new things. He is always at work behind the scenes performing his will and good pleasure. In other words, when you don't think God is there, or don't think He's doing anything, He is still at work, and in time, you will see the evidence of what He is doing at this very moment.
He never drops the ball. He never screws up. He never says "Oops!" He is never caught off-guard or caught by surprise.

Everything you and I have comes from Him. Everything that exists--all of creation is His handiwork. 

So this Christmas, take time to reflect on the wonder, majesty, strength and wisdom of Almighty God. To God Be the Glory. Great things He has done!

As Job 36:22-24 (NLT) 
22  “Look, God is all-powerful. Who is a teacher like him? 23  No one can tell him what to do, or say to him, ‘You have done wrong.’24  Instead, glorify his mighty works, singing songs of praise.
Romans 11:36 (NLT)
36  For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Rx that's needed in the black community

Comedian, Bill Cosby
The "Knockout Game" is symptomatic of an even greater issue in the U.S today.  The Black community needs to "man up" and start addressing its own problems. For far too long, blacks have used whites as their scapegoats, choosing to point the finger at 'white racism' or 'racist cops' or a racial imbalance in the prisons and jails. There's a racial imbalance with many more blacks in prison and jails because they're the ones who are committing most of the crimes!

As Bill Cosby has said,
"It's NOT what the white man is doing to us, it's what we're doing to ourselves! Five or six different children, same woman, eight, ten different husbands or whatever, pretty soon you're going to have to have DNA cards so you can tell who you're making love to. You don't know who this is. It might be your grandmother. (Laughter) I'm telling you, they're young enough. Hey, you have a baby when you're twelve. Your baby turns thirteen and has a baby, how old are you? Huh? Grandmother. By the time you're twelve, you could have sex with your grandmother, you keep those numbers coming. I'm just predicting.”
When I look at the black community, I ask myself, where is the church, especially the black church? What
are you doing? Why aren't you speaking out? Why haven't we heard any 'black leaders' speaking out condemning 'the knockout game'? And again, I believe the fact that the black community has to rely on so-called, self-appointed 'black leaders' is itself part of their problem. They don't need any leaders. Each of them needs to start taking responsibility for what is going on in their own households, in their own community, in their schools.

As Bill Cosby has already stated, they've got the wrong priorities and the wrong values. Instead of buying their kid a $200. pair of basketball speakers, they need to be investing in Hooked on Phonics so their kid can read and speak English.

Many in the black community profess a strong faith in Christ but sadly, their faith never seems to make it out of the church sanctuary and into their homes, community, or at the ballot box. Black Christians don't vote for righteousness, they vote on the basis of skin color. Why else would 96% blacks have voted for Obama?

It's time for blacks to stop playing the "race card" and the "victim card" and take responsibility for their own failures as a people. They need stop allowing liberal educators in their schools brainwash them with a "victim mentality". Instead of attacking Bill Cosby and vilifying the messenger, you need to listen to the message that is coming from one who knows you and is speaking the truth.

Instead of marching for justice, or for more food stamps, try marching to the public schools and declaring you're not going to stand for a 60% drop-out rate any longer. You're not going to put up with the fact that you son or daughter can't read or write or even speak English. Start taking back your schools and your community from black gangs and thugs who happen to be your sons and daughters. Start parenting your own children instead of relying on the schools or television to do it.

Instead of marching to end racial profiling, black parents need to spend
more time at home teaching their kids some moral values so the police
don't have to stop and 'frisk' them. 
Society at large needs to take serious action against those who perpetrate violence of any kind, especially in the form of the "knockout game" which is no game, but deadly attacks on innocent people. Punching out some elderly person's lights isn't wrong because its illegal, it's illegal because its WRONG! If we as a society feel no moral revulsion at gangs of black youths pulverizing fellow citizens, then we as a society have lost our moral bearings. As Chuck Colson pronounced 20 yrs ago, we have become the "new barbarians"!

My final thought is that we need to pray for our nation, pray for the black community. We need to pray that the black community will look in the mirror and start taking responsibility for what is going on right under their nose and no longer looking for someone else to blame.

It's time to for blacks to take their faith in God and His
righteousness outside the church sanctuary and into
their homes, community as well as the ballot box. 
At the same time, we all need to look in the mirror and ask ourselves "to what extent am I part of the problem?" What am I doing to turn the tide, or am I just going along to get along? Do I ever speak out? Do I ever correct someone for wrong thinking which comes from believing a lie? Maybe I should be looking for a black child or teen to mentor or tutor, teaching him or her how to read and write. Maybe our churches need to be supporting the Big Brothers and Big Sisters' program. Instead of soup kitchens, we might better spend our time mentoring a young black child and giving him some values and purpose for his life.

We need to stop the political correctness which is de-humanizing us because it provides cover for these hoodlums and their acts of violence. We are so afraid of being called-out as "racists" that we've allowed ourselves to be silenced. Maybe we need to pray for boldness to stand up to the lies of political-correctness and to speak the truth in love to those around us. I'm sure that as you and I pray, God will speak and show us what He'd have us to do and how to do it.

Monday, December 2, 2013

It may be racist & deadly, but it's ONLY a game!

They call it the “Knockout Game” also known as "polar bear hunting"  but it's not a game—It’s an all-out racial assault on whites by young black thugs. You haven’t read much about it because the media is doing its best to ignore these unprovoked physical attacks. These “hate crimes” don’t fit their media template. It’s supposed to be whites attacking blacks, not whites as victims.

According to the mainstream media’s thinking, it’s only a hate crime if the victim is either black or gay. It can’t be a hate crime if the victims are a 30-yr old white couple. Ronald and Alan Russo, 30, were assaulted by 10 black youths after they honked their horn to signal the group to move so they could proceed through a green light.

Brooklyn intersection where the Russos were attacked
The New York Daily News reported that after Ronald honked his horn the upset youths began kicking his car. When Russo got out to examine the damage, he was thrown to the ground, punched and kicked throughout his body — including his head. He suffered numerous injuries, including a blood clot, abrasions to his shoulder, a fractured nose and a broken septum,

His wife, Alana, was also ripped from the car while she attempted to dial 911. Her head was slammed on the concrete and she suffered a black eye, bleeding and had difficulty breathing, prosecutors said, according to the New York Daily News.
“They struck the victims multiple times — heads, body, legs,” Grimpel said. “The female they struck her in the face. Also took an iPhone.”

During the attack, racial insults were hurled at the couple.
“Get those crackers!” some of the youths shouted, court papers reportedly said, “Get that white whore!”
“White motherf----r!” others reportedly shouted.

Australian student, Chris Lane, shot in the back while jogging.
The “Knockout Game” is also being played in the heartland of America. Last summer, three black teens were charged in the killing of an Australian university student in Duncan, Oklahoma “for the fun of it.”

Christopher Lane, of Melbourne, Australia, was shot in the back while jogging on the side of the road. The three black youths followed him in their car, shot him in the back and drove off.When asked why they did it, one of them said, “We were bored and decided to kill somebody for the fun of it.”

Chris Lane was here on a baseball scholarship. He was described by friends as a smart, kind guy would do anything for anybody.

President Obama who usually inserts himself into racial matters by making public statements condemning whites for violence against blacks, hasn’t yet uttered a word about black on white crime or "polar bear hunting." 

Maybe it’s because Chris Lane didn’t look like his son. Maybe it's because the three suspects do look like they could have been his son(s). On the subject of "Knockouts", the silence from our President and his black attorney general is deafening.

(In my next post, I'll offer some thoughts on what we as a society need to do about the increasing number of attacks on whites by young black teens.)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

That Hideous Strength: C.S. Lewis foresaw Obamacare!

This past Friday, Nov. 22, marked fifty years since the passing of C.S. Lewis. Chances are pretty good you didn't hear about this important milestone as the mainstream media spent all of last week waxing eloquent over Camelot and John F. Kennedy. For most of our media elite, it's "C.S. Who?"

The drive-by media has sought to turn JFK into a saint, overlooking his numerous alleged affairs and sexual encounters, as well as ignoring his culpability of embroiling us in Vietnam. JFK sent the first U.S. troops to Vietnam, where there were 58,220 military fatal casualties in a failed war that had no reason, purpose or definition of victory.

C.S. Lewis
What the media elites missed is the lasting greatness of C.S. Lewis who has touched more lives in light of eternity, making JFK's brief 3 yrs as president like the fleeting appearance of a shooting star compared with the brilliance of a harvest moon.

Lewis foresaw the growth of Big Brother in our daily lives. His prescience characterized our present enslavement to statist efforts to destroy our liberty and freedom:
Two wars necessitated vast curtailments of liberty, and we have grown, though grumblingly, accustomed to our chains. The increasing complexity and precariousness of our economic life have forced Government to take over many spheres of activity once left to choice or chance...There is nothing left of which we can say to (our new leaders), "Mind your own business." Our whole lives are their business. (from the essay, "Is Progress Possible?") 
C.S. Lewis extolled the beauty of the freeborn mind. In his Chronicles of Narnia, Lewis hoped to immunize young people and their parents against the seductive power of a society run by technocrats who offer us hope, medical care, economic stability and permanent employment, if only we will become the "willing slaves of the welfare state." He writes:
To live his life in his own way, to call his house his castle, to enjoy the fruits of his own labour, to educate his children as his conscience directs, to save for their prosperity after his death--these are the wishes deeply ingrained in white and civilized man. Their realization is almost as necessary to our virtues as to our happiness. From their total frustration disastrous results both moral and psychological might follow. (from the essay, "Is Progress Possible?")
This passage is echoed in the description of the four Great Kings and Queens of Narnia in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The reign of Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy was a long and happy one, and one of the key features that Lewis highlights is that they "made good laws and kept the peace...and generally stopped busybodies and interferers and encouraged ordinary people who wanted to live and let live" (chap. 17, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe").

In the long struggle against elite statism and liberal "do-gooders" who know what's best for you and your family, we would be much better off as a nation if our president had spent more time reading C.S. Lewis instead of Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals."

It is no secret which author has had the greatest influence on our president and this administration. But for those who are fans of Lewis, we will continue to side with those in Narnia where liberty, freedom, peace, and good laws reside.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig

All You Fox News Haters:
More People Trust Fox For Information About Obamacare Than Obama Or The Democrats. 

This is so delicious to just sit and watch the unraveling of Obamacare. This overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system, one-sixth of our economy was done by one man--the smartest man anywhere,
Barack Obama. In fact, if he would've developed the website by himself, he could have single-handedly spared himself all this embarrassment because by his own estimation, he is a better program developer than any of the guys Kathleen Sebeilius hired to create the website. 

By Obama's own estimation, he is a better speechwriter than his speech writers, he is a better economist than his team of economic advisers He sits with the heads of businesses and he knows how to run their companies better than any of them. And Obama is braver and more courageous than any of our highly-trained, elite Seal Teams, because Barack Hussein Obama single-handedly took out Osama bin-Laden.

So now we have Obama's "re-write" of Obamacare. He came out on Thursday and said, in effect, that you could NOW keep your present health coverage, at least for another year. And if its been cancelled, well then, it's up to the health insurance companies to "give you back" your old, cancelled, sub-standard policy. 

What the smartest man in the room doesn't seem to understand is that you can't put toothpaste back into the tube, once it's been squeezed out. But then again, that's just a minor detail, just a bump in the road. Obama only did this to provide cover for the Democrats. But his primary reason for doing this is to deflect some of the outrage from himself and the Democrats to the health  insurers. If they can't magically reconstruct new policies in the next 30 days, then Obama will be able to blame them for this problem. And guess what, about 40% of American who get their news from Black Entertainment Television, MTV, MSNBC, or Jon Stewart, will believe him. 

Obama is trying to stall the anger of Americans until AFTER the November 2014 mid-term elections. He doesn't care who is being hurt by this idiotic law. He just doesn't want it to keep
Democrats from taking control of the House of Representatives and holding on to the Senate.

We might as well get rid of Congress because the President, the Executive Branch is now writing and rewriting legislation. Obama has NO authority to delay elements of Obamacare. He can't selectively enforce parts of it while ignoring other parts. But for this brilliant constitutional scholar, our most high President, the law has never posed much of an obstacle. He's above the law and he and only he can choose which laws to enforce and which laws to ignore. 

In a nutshell, Obama and the Democrats are trying to impose on Americans, insurance they don't want, at prices they don't want to pay, while limiting their choices of doctors and hospitals. This is really modern liberalism at work. They really don't care what kind of insurance you have as long as it's MANDATORY. Liberals and progressives love to MANDATE and FORCE their will and vision down the throats of everyone else. 

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig. All these so-called "fixes" point out one thing: Obamacare is a disaster on so many levels. It can NEVER be fixed. It can and should be scrapped.