Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
What Democrats Fear Most Is A Black Conservative — Yep. And one of the things white conservatives like most is black conservatives, because we are all about ideas and we appreciate people who stand up for what is right despite being labeled “Uncle Tom” and worse.
My response to Mr. Robinson and his readers over at the Daily Kos is yes, I stand by every word in my article. The only way to get out of poverty is education and hard work. School choice is a better alternative to a good education compared to a failing public school system. The Republican Party is a better choice for all Americans who want a smaller government that supports individual constitutional rights and promotes an economy where every citizen who wants a job will be able to obtain one.
The Ebola-like Plague of Anti-Semitism Sweeping the West — This is creepy and surprising. I know there are many who hate Jewish people, but I figured that some amount of shame would keep them quiet. But they are getting as vocal as the Muslims. I am amazed that so many Jews don’t see how Bible-believing Christians are their best friends.
My parents, who have lived in Jerusalem for 22 years, recently met their new neighbors. They are French Jews from Paris who describe themselves as refugees. ” We came to the conclusion that there was simply no future for us in France. Jews are targets there and the government cannot and does not want to protect them. France is lost.”
Their message resonated with me as I returned to Israel from a speaking tour of Southern Africa. In South Africa I watched as President Jacob Zuma and many of his secondary ministers, fulminated about the international crimes of the Israeli government in Gaza. In Namibia, a country with only a handful of Jews and with no previous strong record of antisemitic animus, television news programs consistently portrayed a one dimensional view of the conflict, failing entirely to present the context of Operation Protective Edge and castigating the worldwide Jewish support for Israel as the primary culprit.
In Ethiopia, where I stayed for two days, almost everyone I met seemed to think that Israeli war crimes deserved international sanction and that Jews should be made to pay reparations for the destruction of Gaza hospitals and educational facilities.
And In Germany, demonstrators in Berlin – and not just Muslims – could be heard yelling “Death to Israel”, and “Zionists are fascists, killing children and civilians!”
In Australia, a country with a very strong record of governmental support for Israel, a cartoon in one of the country’s leading dailies depicted a hook-nosed Jew reclining in a chair marked with a Star of David casually using a remote to destroy Gazan property.
And In Germany, demonstrators in Berlin – and not just Muslims – could be heard yelling “Death to Israel”, and “Zionists are fascists, killing children and civilians!” and a Berlin imam was recorded using his sermons to ask Allah to kill the Jews “to the very last one.”
In response, the President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dieter Graumnn said; “We are currently experiencing in this country an explosion of evil and violent hatred of Jews. We would never in our lives have thought it possible any more that anti-Semitic views of the nastiest and most primitive kind can be chanted on German streets. Jews are once again openly threatened in Germany and sometimes attacked.”
Atheist TV is a bust, and no wonder — Sad day!
It can’t even wow Salon:
And yet after watching four hours of its programming and even despite my own lack of religious belief, I find it hard to imagine that even a casual nonbeliever would tune in, let alone someone on the fence about the existence of a higher power. AtheistTV adheres to nasty stereotypes about atheism — smugness, gleeful disregard for others’ beliefs — to a degree that’s close to unwatchable.
Socialism Has Never Worked and Can’t — Read it all. Great points about human nature and the doomed-to-fail approach of socialism.
We often hear that “the only reason socialism has never worked” is that the “wrong people” were “in charge.” I always wonder what angels the leftists think don’t have donors or special interest groups they are beholden to. Donors and special interest groups tend to want laws bent to their desires. Where would those Angels come from?
Socialism doesn’t, and cannot, work — not because the wrong people have been in charge, but because it goes against human nature. Human nature doesn’t ever change. There have always been good people and evil people, generous people and greedy people, industrious people and lazy-asses….. And there always will be.
Man was not designed for mediocrity. Man was designed to compete, to question, to explore, to innovate, and to bond with others. Man was designed to form close ties with family, friends, community, and country. Our bodies produce chemicals that reward us for those things ~ and socialism goes against every last one of them.
Nobody is ‘born that way,’ gay historians say — The “born that way” myth is almost as old as the 10% lie. Save the link to share with the next person who thinks Lady Gaga is an authoritative source.
San Francisco AFTER the ‘Public Nudity Ban’ – AFTAH Exposes Depraved and Nudity-Filled ‘Up Your Alley’ Street Fair — Super-duper WARNING: Definitely NSFW and you may not want to see it even at home. But that warning is as ironic as it is serious, because the pictures in question were taken in public. Remember, people take their kids to these “pride” parades.
How Are Women Saved Through Childbearing? — I liked this analysis of a challenging verse (1 Tim. 2:15). It makes a lot more sense than other explanations I’ve read.
Henry Alford notices that being saved “through” something does not have to mean being saved “by” it, but may mean being saved through it as through a danger. He also notices that Paul does combine the two words (“being saved” and “through”) this way in 1 Corinthians 3:15. “If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.”
Could “She will be saved through childbearing,” mean “She will be saved, not by means of, but through (that is, in spite of) the engulfing pains of childbirth”? . . .
Even though many women today and in history may feel the ongoing effects of the curse in the pains of childbirth and the lifelong wounds that it may leave, I urge all of our Christian sisters not to despair. God’s word to you is hope, not curse. God’s plan for you is salvation not destruction.
Yes, just as the man must work out his salvation through the cursed futilities and miseries of his labor (Genesis 3:18–19), millions of women must find her salvation through the pains and miseries of childbearing. The path of salvation is the same for her as for all the saints: “continuing in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.”
Jesus Christ is the Savior who became a curse for us (Galatians 3:13). The sting of the curse has been removed. It cannot damn us anymore. Faith in him is the link to the Savior. Love, holiness, and self-control are the authenticating fruits of this faith.
At the last day every vestige of the curse will be undone and every wound will be healed. That is part of what it means to be saved through faith in Christ.
Obama and Liberal Courts Engineer the Worst Prison Break in American History — This is something an enemy of the U.S. would do.
Immigration officials knowingly released dozens of murderers and thousands of drunken drivers back into the U.S. in 2013, according to Obama administration statistics that could undercut the president’s argument that he is trying to focus on the most serious criminals in his immigration enforcement.
Among the 36,000 immigrants whom U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released from custody last year there were 116 with convictions for homicide, 43 for negligent manslaughter, 14 for voluntary manslaughter and one with a conviction classified by ICE as “homicide-willful kill-public official-gun.”
The immigrants were in deportation proceedings, meaning ICE was trying to remove them from the country and could have held them in detention but released them anyway…
“This would be considered the worst prison break in American history, except it was sanctioned by the president and perpetrated by our own immigration officials,” said Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican. “The administration’s actions are outrageous. They willfully and knowingly put the interests of criminal immigrants before the safety and security of the American people.”
Great men on Islam — I hate it when politically correct people, including pastors and President Bush, say what a peaceful religion it is. I’m with Churchill:
“Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.”