Concerning Christopher Hitchens on Billy Graham

Christopher Hitchens has attacked Billy Graham for being a phony money-grubber. That's not where Billy Graham went wrong. Billy Graham went wrong when he touted capitalism earlier on and when he accepted syncretism later on. He changed his belief that rejecters of Jesus can still enter our Father's Kingdom.

Concerning Democrat U.S. Congressman James P. Moran of Virginia on the AIPAC

Democrat U.S. Congressman James P. Moran of Virginia said, the AIPAC is "the most powerful lobby and has pushed this war from the beginning. I don't think they represent the mainstream of American Jewish thinking at all, but because they are so well-organized, and their members are extraordinarily powerful — most of them are quite wealthy — they have been able to exert power." Several years ago, he said, "If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this. The leaders of the Jewish community are influential enough that they could change the direction of where this is going, and I think they should."

He's absolutely right.

Good News From Real Liberal Christian Church Website Statistics

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Iraqis, Paul Bremer Order, and Blackwater

Some Iraqis in the Iraqi government are moving legislation to overturn or challenge Paul Bremer's dictatorial Order No. 17 exempting corporate militaries, such as the infamous Blackwater, and other contractors from Iraqi law.

False-Zionists: Jewish Supremacists

Israel is putting the squeeze on Gaza. They're threatening to cut off water, fuel, electricity, and more. They're now referring to Gaza as an "enemy entity." As far as the Israeli government is concerned, all non-Jews in the occupied lands will totally submit to Jewish supremacy or be collectively punished even to death. Those who do submit will remain Jewish inferiors under Israeli law.

Any member of the DNA family of mankind who believes that his or her DNA-branch is entitled to more simply by virtue of that branch is ethnically prejudiced under divine law and no member of the spiritual family of the Son of man. The ability of the Holy Spirit of truth to reach across ethnic lines (as defined by some humans) has been demonstrated.

It is written in Genesis 18:32 that Abraham pleaded with God to spare Sodom if there are even only ten people there who were not practicing iniquity. He said, "Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there." The LORD is recorded as having responded to Abraham by saying, "I will not destroy it for ten's sake."

Now where is that spirit amongst the false-Zionists? Are those particular Jews calling themselves Zionists in the current state of Israel or in New York or anywhere else on the face of the Earth saying that they are certain there are not even ten souls in Gaza who don't deserve the treatment being dished out by those particular Jews?

Taking over land occupied by others where those others are living peacefully and not spoiling for a fight proves the takers are willfully against Godliness. All such taking is denounced as robbery even in the mundane. Those doing it make of themselves robbers and unworthy.

What is U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice going to do about it? She's going to mollycoddle the ethnic supremacists. She said that Hamas "is a hostile entity to the United States as well." Well, it's okay with her if the false-Zionists are hostile when robbing the Palestinians of land, but it isn't okay for the Palestinians to be hostile in response. Woe to the hypocrites. Both sides are hostiles.

The false-Zionists are even officially stating that water is not a humanitarian need. What a blatant lie. They are warned that it is prophesied that what they are dishing out will be meted out to them.

The only time George W. Bush tried to stand up to Israel, he backed down quickly {unlike his father, who was then defeated in the next election because false-Zionist money was poured out to the opposition candidate (Bill Clinton) who never made any demands of Israel}. His father went to the American people when Israel was demanding billions of U.S. dollars. The people backed him. During the election though, he failed to tell the people how the same forces were working to defeat him.

This is no endorsement of George H. W. Bush. He's a half-truth artist, an unrepentant supremacist himself, and very deep in the conspiracy (John F. Kennedy assassination and Iran-Contra to name two famous instances).

Ahmadinejad: 9/11 Wreath and Romney

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been denied the right to visit the World Trade Center site. He wanted to lay a wreath there. U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Zalmay Khalilzad, said Ahmadinejad could stop supporting terrorism and Hezbollah and stop enriching uranium. Iran is labeled a "state sponsor of terror" by certain people in the U.S. There is an obvious double standard at work. The false-Zionist supremacists are fawned over while Ahmadinejad is reviled.

Romney calls Ahmadinejad a war criminal. Where's the evidence? What war crime has Ahmadinejad committed? That's a serious allegation that has not been substantiated. Is Romney the kind of person you want leading the flock? I won't follow Romney over Jesus. Will you?

Illegitimate Israel: Illegitimate World

Why was it not okay for any White South Africans to be White Supremacists but it is okay to be supremacists in charge of a nation-state if you are termed Jews? The answer is hypocrisy. Why is driving people off their lands and out of their homes so the occupiers can take over a sin everywhere it happens except when it's done by Jews in Israel? The answer is it is a sin when it's done by Jews in Israel. The Jews in Israel who drove the people out and took over sinned and are still sinning because they have not repented or made any effort to atone.

Legitimacy does not come from terrorism. The current formation of the state of Israel was created out of terrorism by terrorists. There were non-terrorists with a different vision, but they lost out. Legitimacy does not come from the dictates of greedy empires. The fading British Empire and the risen American Empire caved into the demands of the terrorists to steal the land from the people already there. Now, the Americans dictate to the world that Israel can do anything it wants to the Palestinians with impunity. Legitimacy doesn't come from creating a majority opinion by violently and murderously driving away those who aren't of your self-defined tribe. Israel has created a false-democracy by driving out all those who would disagree with Jewish Supremacy.

Is Israel legitimate? No. Are all the boundaries of all the nations built by waging wars of conquest and aggression and not out of the spirit of the New Commandment illegitimate? Yes.

Episcopal Church Errors Abound

Many Episcopal priests (they used to call themselves ministers) believe that accepting Jesus isn't required for salvation. That's completely anti-Christian. It is diametrically opposed to the very words of Jesus himself. They are the enemies of Jesus. They hate Jesus and God and the Holy Spirit by Jesus's own words. Those priests are not Christians and they are not liberals.

Liberals bring forth righteous bounty. There is no righteousness in harmful and dangerous homosexuality that spreads diseases wherever it goes. They have an openly homosexual, a practicing homosexual, as their bishop in New Hampshire. The flock is that of goats practicing iniquity leading the children into ruination.

They have a priestess who says she is a Christian and a Muslim. That's impossible. Nevertheless, her bishop thinks the possibilities are exciting.

That church is going to disappear if it continues down that path.

Bush Spying Up to No Good

Bush is calling for further relaxing legal prohibitions against invading the privacy of peaceful American citizens at home. He conveniently vaguely defines suspected terrorists and uses driftnet or dragnet surveillance methods that are highly invasive. He's using invasive high-tech satellite spectroscopy in a sweeping fashion on the whole U.S. citizenry now. It's supposed to be a secret. Just "put two and two together though and you get four" is the old adage.

Can he be trusted not to abuse the system for his sake and that of his cronies? Has he proven to be a dirty-trick artist? Has he openly lied nations into war? Does he want to continually move the U.S. into being a national-security state, a big-brother state? Has he violated the FISA law by claiming that the U.S. is in an officially declared, a constitutionally declared, state of war and that his war-powers authority gave him that right to override the FISA requirements?

Jay Rockefeller, chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, said, "For over five years, the president carried out a warrantless surveillance program that ignored the law and the role of court oversight." Bush also wants to grant retroactive immunity to telecommunications companies that helped Bush conduct illegal surveillance.

No Impeachment Leaves Legal Questions, Sets Bad Precedent

The lack of impeachment leaves mundane legal questions unresolved and sets an evil precedent for future presidents and congresses to look the other way on horrendous, unrepented sins. It's not Christian, but then again the government of the U.S. isn't either. Real Christians have no part in it.

The system is inherently flawed. It is broken and irreconcilable. The people need a new system. It is the right of the people to abolish and replace the current system, so says even that system. It is one thing it has right.

Waste, Fraud, Abuse Covered Up at Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security

The AP writes, "Ten years after Congress ordered federal agencies to have outside auditors review their books, neither the Defense Department nor the newer Department of Homeland Security has met even basic accounting requirements, leaving them vulnerable to waste, fraud and abuse."

Do you imagine that that is because they are incapable or unwilling? They could if they wanted to. They could have long ago. They need to be disbanded.

The whole country needs a total makeover within and without. The hearts and souls of the people are headed in the wrong direction.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

U.S. Representative Pete Stark Non-theist

U.S. Representative Pete Stark (D-Cal) is coming out as a non-theist. He's receiving the Harvard Humanist of the Year award at Harvard, and in 2008, he'll be receiving the American Humanist of the Year award from the American Humanist Association. The Harvard's Humanist Chaplaincy is calling him the first-ever openly Humanist member of US Congress.

There are people who call themselves Christian humanists however. They use the connotation of the term humanism that means they are interested in the needs and welfare of human beings. In that sense, all Christians are humanists. Real Christians of course hold that the perfectibility of human kind is not possible without God.

Habeas Corpus Hated by Fascists

U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (Democrat-Vermont) and Arlen Specter (Republican- Pennsylvania) tried to get the U.S. Senate to vote to give the detainees being held as supposed enemy combatants the right to a hearing under habeas corpus. The vote failed. The Republicans rejected it. It received 56 votes but needed 60 to cut off debate. The Republicans don't care that there are innocent people being held for years who have never had a hearing or their day in open court.

What does the U.S. look like around the world?

No Increased Rest for U.S. Troops Between Deployments

U.S. Senator Jim Webb (Democrat-Virginia.) tried to get the U.S. Senate to vote to give U.S. troops as much time off deployment as on. We've been given to understand from an article on the Daily Kos website that the standard before the Iraq War was to give twice as much time between deployments. Webb's measure failed to get the necessary 60 votes to cut off debate.

The problem with this idea of more rest is that while it is seen as a backdoor way to reduce the total number of troops deployed in Iraq (since the U.S. doesn't have enough troops to meet Webb's standard while also maintaining the current troop levels), many Democrats favoring the measure couched it in a way that facilitates militarism in general. They said that not supporting the measure was not supporting the troops. That's true, but it's a half-truth really. Truly supporting the troops is to apply the New Commandment. The New Commandment calls upon followers to completely renounce war and militarism. Otherwise, resting up the troops between deployments in the long run would mean to the hawks that the U.S. needs many more troops. More tax dollars would need to be spent on the ever more so privatized military.

The young people sent to die and kill in Iraq and elsewhere don't need a longer rest between doing evil deeds for the Empire. That's not supporting them. That's supporting a particular vision of a military mission. It isn't anti-military. It isn't for peace.

Of course it is wrong to want young people put under more and more pressure of frontlines in war torn regions. The less of that the better, but that's only relative. It is misleading if it isn't held consistently by being anti-war, period.

What the American people need to do is totally disarm unilaterally to set the right example to the world. They need to put all their energies into the exact opposite of raiding other peoples for resources, etc.

U.S. Federal Appeals Court Looks Other Way as Bush Administration Violates International Law and U.S. Constitution

Israel violates international law when it bulldozes homes in Palestine. Rachel Corrie was a young American woman who went to Palestine and who bravely stood her ground in front of bulldozers to make the point, to draw the attention of the general American public to the situation. She was finally run over by an Israeli bulldozer driver who knew full well she was standing there. It was murder under international law, but the U.S. government looked the other way, as it always looks the other way concerning Israeli illegalities in Palestine.

Caterpillar, a U. S.-based corporation, made the militarized bulldozer used to run over Rachel Corrie. Rachel's parents filed suit against Caterpillar. Caterpillar has successfully defended itself to date by showing that U.S. military funding paid for the bulldozer so Caterpillar is protected from liability by virtue of official U.S. foreign policy. The court refused the case, because the court thinks it cannot rule on whether or not the U.S. foreign policy is legal or not. Well, it's illegal on its face, and the federal appeals court is rationalizing. The court said it can't hear the case "without implicitly questioning, and even condemning, United States foreign policy towards Israel."

However, that's exactly the courts job. If the Bush administration policy is in direct violation of international law the U.S. has formally ratified, making itself subject to that law, then the court has an obligation to say so.

The system is inherently flawed.

Concerning U.S. Representative Peter King and U.S. Mosques

U.S. Representative Peter King (Republican-New York) said, "Unfortunately, we have too many mosques in this country. There are too many people who are sympathetic to radical Islam. We should be looking at them more carefully. We should be finding out how we can infiltrate. We should be much more aggressive in law enforcement."

Well, there are too many mosques in the U.S. One is too many, but not for the reasons Peter King says and no one should be coercive against Islam or Muslims.

King's position is completely understandable from within his worldview. There can be no doubt that views held by people attending mosques in the U.S. run the spectrum of the mentality of worldwide Islam that includes wanting to win a violent worldwide religious war.

The right way is via being Christlike and by knowing that this world is not the eternal world.

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