As is usually the case, the main stream media refuses to ask some very basic questions. Well, some of mine are the following. How does someone "sneak" over 40 weapons in a Las Vegas hotel? Is it possible for one individual to wound and kill over 500 people in five minutes? Why won't the MSM mention the testimonies of people who say the saw and heard shots coming from other floors as well? Why don't they confirm or deny whether Mr. Paddock had left a suicide note? Why did it take the authorities over an hour to enter Mr. Paddock's room? What about the woman who went around telling the Las Vegas crowd that they were going to die that evening? Why is ISIS so eager to take responsability for the mass shooting? In light of the terrorist attacks which have now become the norm, why were all the concert exits blocked? What about Mr. Paddocks use of antidepressents? Why did Mr. Paddock wire money to Panama? What about his girlfriend?
While there is some truth in this article, it could have gone much further. For instance, why didn't they mention that just recently in Syria, yes Syria, the newly elected pariament speaker is Christian. Why didn't they mention that one of the most hostile nations against Christianity on the face of the planet is Saudi Arabia. Yes, that country who we keep sending billions to and of whom the warmongers, neocons and bigwigs down at the IMC love to get cozy with. Yes I know, mentioning some of these things would have exposed America's Foreign Policy for what it really is, straight from hell. Hate to say this, but you need to add the good'ol USofA to the list of countries hostile to Christians.
Of course they are going to agree with him. They have been receiving big fat pay checks from the military. In return for supporting "blind patriotism". Dear people, you don't need an MBA or PHD to do your own research on this.
As is generally the case, issues like this current one make people either go to the far right or far left. If only one would be willing to do some basic elementary research, it would help keep them in the center. Has anyone ever asked how or why the NFL came up with a rule regarding the anthem and how the players should behave themselves while it is being played? Do any of us know that this rule is a fairly recent one? How many of us know that for most of the NFL's history, the players remained in the locker room during the playing of the anthem? Well, why the change? MONEY!!! Yes lots of money. From who? you might be asking. From our loving caring friends who work for and run the industrial military complex.
"The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate." Thomas Jefferson. "A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins." Benjamin Franklin. The sad truth is that most people know more about the latest realityshow, the latest rapper, last night's ballgame, the latest hot gossip etc. etc., than our own constitution. And our politicians? Well, there loving every minute of it. To bad we are to preoccupied with our video games to realise what is happening.
It brings tears to my eyes when I consider the agonizing, heart searching and gut wrenching decisions that California politicians are forced to make day in and day out. No doubt, that before passing these bills, many hours are spent in prayer, in the Word, and in fastings.
Attending a church service Sunday morning and then spending the rest of the day and evening watching professional sports on TV, or actually going to the game, where, with tickets, parking, food and drink one is forced to spend an astronomical amount of money has nothing to do with Biblical Christianity. I do not say these things with a holier than thou attitude, but simply as someone who struggled with these things and only overcame them by the grace of God and the blood of Jesus Christ.
"A spiritual awakening at the White House?" "The most evangelical cabinet in history?" "Godly individuals that God has risen to a place of prominence...?" Why is it then, that America's foreign policy, which buy no means is constitutional, nor in accordance with God's Word continues to grow only more unconstitutional and ungodly?
John Yurich, why is abortion still legal? Why does the LGBT agenda continue to expand and gain acceptance? What does Jesus think about "staunch conservative God fearing" republicans who cheat on their spouses or get married and divorced multiple times? What does Jesus think about the fact that when it comes to balancing the budget republicans "kick the can down the road" just as good as any democrat under "satanic influence". Speaking of the budget and economy, what would Jesus have to say about the neocons who ruin our economy by continually expanding the industrial military complex? What would Jesus have to say about all the crony capitalists who send American jobs overseas just to save taxes. What does Jesus think about the never ending wars, conflicts, false flags, election rigging, regime toppling, our government is guilty of? What does Jesus think of all the innocent men, women and children that the US military has killed in all the UNCONSTITUTIONAL wars we fight? Do I need to say more?
Dear ladybug, it is comforting and refreshing to see that there exist people like you who have come to see that BOTH PARTIES are simply two branches of the same evil tree. Let me also say that it is very sad and disturbing to read posts on this website by professing christians who are guilty of worshiping their political party and making an idol of their political party. There have been numerous occasions when even though I wanted to make a brief comment I have chosen not to. Why? Because it is very difficult to have a constructive edifying debate with people (professing christians) that wear horse blinders. If it's true that we have the mind of Christ, and it is true because that's what God tells us in His Word, we need to do away with this dem. vs. repub. thing and actually begin to think and consider things in the same way that Jesus would look at the ussues we face.
Wouldn't it be great if someone asked Rep. Pelosi if she thinks that God is honoured and glorified when a politician votes to keep abortion legal? Oh wait a minute, I forget, that wouldn't be a fair politicaly correct question.
Another sad consequence of an "American Dream" that runs contrary to the Word of God. Before someone thinks that I'm making this statement with an holier than thou attitude, I'm not. I say at someone who deeply regrets the God given time wasted and money wasted doing things my way instead of first seeking God's will.
I once listened to a sermon by Pastor Edward Donnelly in which he said that when someone first enters a smokey room, it bothers him. But the more that person stays in that smokey room the more things seem normal. I also once heard Pastor Joel Beeke say that there is nothing wrong with a boat floating on water. The problem is when the water begins to enter the boat. How true.
Does Steve Gaines and his congregation ever pledge prayer for the sins and hypocrisy of the U.S.A.? Do they ever hold prayer meetings and ask God to forgive the political leaders of the U.S.A. for all the unconstitutional wars the U.S.A constantly engaged in? Do they ever pledge prayer to forgive the nation for all the innocent men, women and children the politicians and presidents of the U.S.A. have killed with all these "just" wars? Oh, I forgot, we don't have to. God is forever indebted to bless the U.S.A.
Setting aside the never ending debate about whether or not the New Testament believer is still required to keep the fourth commandment, regarding which, in my own humble opinion, we are still commanded to observe. If one of us were to petition the NFL to schedual its games on a tuesday or thursday I don't think they would respond back to us in a kind civil way. There's a big reason why the games are played on Sunday. Finally, just one more reason why I can thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for helping me gradually get off the pro sports fix.
Strange, but in the Bible that I have, I can't seem to find any passages which speak favourably of skull and bones membership. I'm also going nuts searching for verses which say it's ok to participate at a bohemian groves ritual. All my Bible says are things like this:" And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked."
Dear Jim, your absolutely right. This is why I keep on insisting that the democratic party and republican party are just two branches of the same party. This is why I keep on insisting that instead of fighting amongst ourselves over which party is better, we need to send them all home.