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What’s REALLY At Stake In The ‘Religious Liberty vs. ObamaCare’ Fiasco

March 27, 2014

When I go to the grocery store, there is frequently someone outside asking me for spare change.  When I go to a fast food restaurant, there is more than occasionally someone outside asking me for spare change (although, it’s happened quite a few times that I’ve had people INSIDE these places asking me for spare change, too).  When I get gas, there is often someone outside asking me for spare change.

Here is my response to them:

“Let me ask you a question: why should I give you anything?”

That’s a head scratcher for most of the people I deal with, I mean, beyond the pure “entitlement” mindset of, “Because you OWE me for being so wonderful.”

“Because I’m a human being,” I often hear.

“What does that mean to me?”  I demand.  “According to the theory of evolution, human beings are nothing more than a random-chance accident and you are nothing more than a slightly smarter version of a monkey.  According to Darwinism, the stronger ought to survive and the weaker ought to have the decency to perish and get the hell out of the stronger’s way.  When the lion or the wolf kills the weakest members of a herd, environmentalists point out that they’re actually doing the herd a service by winnowing out the genetically inferior members who would otherwise undermine the herd.  Frankly, according to Darwinsim, I ought to be taking what little you DO have instead of weakening my own prospects to help an inferior.

So again, why should I give you anything?”

Well, as it so happens, there is only ONE correct answer.  And here it is:

“Because I’m a human being created in the image of God, and because God loves human beings as demonstrated in His sending His Son to seek and to save me even when I’m lost.  And because Jesus cares for the poor, you should care for the poor and help me.”

And with that lesson – along with my pointing out that I am NOT giving a damn thing to you because I’m a good person, but ONLY because I’m following the example of my Savior and Lord, Jesus – I buy them food (I don’t give money to self-destructive people who will only use it to further destroy themselves with drugs and alcohol and cigarettes).

So here’s the question: is there any connection between “morality” and “religion,” or is “morality” whatever the hell Obama or the government says it is?

In my own personal case, and very definitely in the case of orthodox/genuine Christian theology, morality has EVERYTHING to do with religion.

Let me get in the face of atheists here who would interrupt me and say that they’re atheists and they’re “moral.”  Bullcrap.  And here’s why: if you are an atheist and a situation arises and a lie or doing something wrong would benefit you and you don’t think you would get caught, why wouldn’t you do what would benefit you?  And your answer as an atheist MUST be entirely subjective and completely arbitrary.  Lying, for example, is “unchristian.”  But how would lying by “unatheist?”  What IS “atheist morality” such that if you do X you are a bad atheist???  And of course there is nothing, because atheism and morality have nothing whatsoever to do with one another.  Whereas as a Christian, as a religious person, as someone who believes in God, I would tell the truth or do the moral thing in a given situation even to my own immediate harm because I BELIEVE THAT GOD REWARDS GOOD AND PUNISHES EVIL AT JUDGMENT DAY.  WHICH ATHEISTS DON’T BELIEVE.

Morality and religion are intimately connected.

Any other view on that is morally depraved.

The founding fathers had a word for the latter (non-Christian) view that Obama is taking: treason.

George Washington said, ““Of all the habits and dispositions which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.  In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars.  And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion…reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”

So yeah, the view that morality comes from anywhere OTHER than religion is TREASON.  Barack Obama and the Democrat Party are traitors to America according to the father of our country and our greatest American hero.

John Adams pointed out that the Constitution was written ONLY for people who believed in God and received their morality from Him: “We have no government armed with the power capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and true religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Samuel Adams put it this way: “Religion and good morals are the only solid foundations of public liberty and happiness.”

Patrick Henry had this to say: “The great pillars of all government and of social life [are] virtue, morality, and religion. This is the armor…and this alone, that renders us invincible.”

You need to understand that when it comes to ObamaCare, “morality” is quite simply whatever the hell Obama says it is.  “Morality” is a game of “Simon Says,” and Obama has appointed himself as “Simon.”

Barack Obama promised to “fundamentally transform America.”  And he’s largely done it.

If morality can be completely and fundamentally severed from religion, then what IS morality?  It is nothing more than whatever Obama or whoever is in charge of the government says it is.  And nothing more.  That ought to terrify you, if you aren’t a complete moral idiot.

Here’s another question: Can the government grant Hobby Lobby a waiver when it comes to forcing them to provide the four forms of “birth control” (read “abortifacients”) given that Hobby Lobby provides coverage for the sixteen forms of birth control that DON’T actually kill fertilized eggs (babies)???

Given that Congress passed and President Clinton signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  The purpose of the LAW was to prevent any laws that substantially burdened a person’s free exercise of religion., doesn’t it seem like Obama and Democrats ought to do anything possible to prevent forcing people to perform abortions or fund abortions against their religiously-informed consciences?

Consider all the other damn waivers Obama has issued in hopes of keeping his Democrats in power in the Senate.  There is clearly another way around this because Obama has found another way at least 25 times when it came to protecting his Democrats from the consequences of their evil socialist health care takeover law.

As an example:

Could the administration extend the deadline to buy ObamaCare beyond March 31st?  Absolutely NOT, they assured us:

Coincidentally, Schrader filed his bill the same day Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified on Capitol Hill that, “there is no delay beyond March 31st.” Of course, that wasn’t the first, or last, time she made that claim. And, as our colleagues over at Wonkblog explain, the administration is adamant that it’s not so much an extension as an accommodation.

Heritage provides a montage of such assurances as well as some well-deserved mockery:

No, it cannot happen. It will not happen. The Obama administration absolutely, positively will NOT extend the deadline to sign up for Obamacare.

This isn’t even a laugh line anymore. It’s just an eye roller. And how silly these guys look now:

“We have no plans to extend the open enrollment period. In fact, we don’t actually have the statutory authority to extend the open enrollment period in 2014.” — Health and Human Services (HHS) official Julie Bataille, March 11

“Once that 2014 open enrollment period has been set, they are set permanently.” – HHS official Michael Hash, March 11

“March 31st is the deadline for enrollment. You’ve heard us make that clear.” – Press Secretary Jay Carney, March 21

“There is no delay beyond March 31.” – HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, March 12

There was no delay…until there was. The Washington Post reported last night that March 31 is not, in fact, the final word. To get more time, you tell the government that you haven’t been able to sign up yet:

Under the new rules, people will be able to qualify for an extension by checking a blue box on HealthCare.gov to indicate that they tried to enroll before the deadline. This method will rely on an honor system; the government will not try to determine whether the person is telling the truth.

My favorite there is Obama mouthpiece Jay Carney, who says, “March 31st is the deadline for enrollment.  You’ve heard us make that clear.”

Until he made it clear that Obama had tooted his ObamaHorn and imperiously re-issued “morality” to say that what would be wrong was now right and what is right is no longer wrong.

Kind of like what he did with homosexual marriage.  Yes, Obama said that marriage was the union between one man and one woman.  But he hadn’t said, “Obama Sez.”  And so when he said the exact opposite, well, THAT was “morality.”

So it turns out the answer mimicked Obama’s campaign slogan: “Absolutely NOT” turned into “Yes, we can!”

And they could have protected Hobby Lobby from violating their consciences, too.  They simply chose not to do so.  Kind of like homosexuals had the right to marry whatever adult of the opposite sex who would have them and they chose not to exercise their right.  Which is another way of saying that marriage between one man and one woman doesn’t violate anybody’s “rights.”  It merely rightly defines what marriage IS.

So ObamaCare didn’t HAVE to substantially burden Christians who wanted to exercise their basic rights to form a corporation.  Obama merely wanted to violate Christians’ rights because that’s the kind of demonic man he is.

There is no question whatsoever that Barack Obama is violating the Constitution and violating the law.  He is imposing a substantial burden on religious freedom when there are very clearly ways to have avoided this fascist mess.

My point in the above is to simply demonstrate that Obama didn’t have to force Hobby Lobby to violate its conscience, either as individuals or as a corporation.  There was another way, because as Obama has now proven over and over and over again, there has been another way around EVERY ASPECT of this idiotic failed law.  And so there was a way around this too.

Here’s another thing: nobody knows what the Supreme Court is going to do on this one.  It’s basically like, “Let’s spin the wheel of chance to find out what the Constitution means today!”

Laws no longer mean what they say in this country.  Which is another way of saying they no longer mean ANYTHING.

America is no longer a nation of laws.  Obama abrogates the law as he sees fit and simply issues unconstitutional waivers and unconstitutional extensions.  It is a nation under a Fuehrer, rather than under God as we mouth in our Pledge of Allegiance.

And that’s important because that’s what Hitler did: he had his minions pledge allegiance directly to HIM.  That’s what we all might as well be doing now, under Obama and his God damn America.

This is a morally sick nation that is at this point experiencing the curse of the wrath of God according to Romans chapter one, thanks to our antichrist president.

Democrats are liars without shame, without honor, without virtue, without integrity of any kind whatsoever.  They are falsely claiming that Hobby Lobby is somehow denying women birth control when in fact they provide SIXTEEN different forms of birth control on the health insurance that they offer.  This isn’t about health care OR birth control; it is about abortion and Obama wanting to demonically force Christians to violate their faith and their conscience and fund the murder of ANOTHER 55 million innocent human beings.

What does the Bible say about abortion and where babies come from?

“For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.  I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.  My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.” — Psalm 139:13-16

I stand for human LIFE.  Which is another way of saying that I stand AGAINST this demon-possessed president and his demon-possessed Democrat Party and their genocide that is already more than nine times as murderous as Hitler’s.

And I stand for America as “One nation under God” as opposed to “One nation WITHOUT God” as godless Democrats are now demanding.

This also isn’t even about corporations.  Obama and his wicked, godless Democrat left have been persecuting small business owners (i.e., “individual Christian believers”) for refusing to participate in homosexual “marriage”.  They are being forced to either photograph queer “weddings” or participate in aforementioned “weddings” by making the wedding cakes against their consciences.

So, again, Democrats are demon-possessed LIARS for saying this is about a corporation not being a “person” and therefore not able to have religion.  Because it is a FACT that Democrats don’t want ANY PERSON to be able to practice his or her religion unless it is a “religion” of demons.

In fact, this isn’t even about “health care” at ALL.  What did liberal “Justice” Sonia Sotomayor and “Justice” Elena Kagan say?  These Injustices told Hobby Lobby that they could just drop ALL their employees from their generous health care plans and just pay the damn fine:

“Those employers could choose not to give health insurance and pay not that high a penalty – not that high a tax,” Sotomayor said.

Clement said Hobby Lobby would pay more than $500 million per year in penalties, but Kagan disagreed.

“No, I don’t think that that’s the same thing, Mr. Clement,” Kagan said. “There’s one penalty that is if the employer continues to provide health insurance without this part of the coverage, but Hobby Lobby would choose not to provide health insurance at all.

So how can this be about “health care” when these liberal judges are literally telling Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties NOT to provide health care, but to just dump their poor bastard employees into the sewer of ObamaCare???

The crazy thing is, as Christians, Hobby Lobby would ALSO have to violate their consciences to refuse to provide their employees health care.

Liberals are evil, pure and simple.  This isn’t about “health care.”  This is about liberals trying “to control the people.”

This is about Obama and his government having a messiah complex, pure and simple.

We’re about to lose what little is left of America.  It’s all up to the throw of the dice in the Supreme Court where a bunch of unelected judges get to sit and dictate what “religion” is and what “morality” is.

This is what “God damn America” looks like.

Neville Chamberlain Strategy: Obama Fighting WWII All Over Again By Giving Up Czechoslovakia (Georgia) And Then Poland (Ukraine)

March 25, 2014

Was Russia’s seizure of Ukraine’s territory (Crimea) a big deal?

The NATO Secretary-General thinks it is:

(CNSNews.com) – Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine and annexation of its Crimea region is “the most serious security crisis since the end of the Cold War,” NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Wednesday.

“We have seen Russia rip up the international rule book,” Rasmussen told an audience at Georgetown University in Washington DC. “Trying to redraw the map of Europe, and creating in just a few weeks the most serious security crisis since the end of the Cold War.”

The only real country left in Europe thinks that it is:

The Ukraine crisis is the worst in Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall and diplomacy is now essential to avoid military escalation, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday.

Russia’s intervention means “the threat of a division of Europe is real again,” Steinmeier said as he arrived for an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers.

This ought to be a much worse crisis – and a much bigger deal – than it actually is: because the fact of the matter is that we signed a treaty to protect Ukraine and to keep this very thing from happening.  And we are more obviously weaker now than we have ever been now that we have dishonored ourselves by abandoning our commitment.

Every nation on earth will start to scramble to acquire nuclear weapons to protect their borders and there will be NOTHING we can do to persuade them to give up those weapons.  Because we have now proven that our word is no good and we will ultimately renege on whatever we promise we’re going to do.

This is a crisis that will continue to build and build long after Ukraine leaves the media’s ADD-style attention span.  You know, while the mainstream liberal media is micro-fixated on that Malaysian airliner that nobody has any idea whatsoever happened to.

But please don’t think Barack Obama did anything stupid while all this was going on: he still spent his usual countless hours formulating his NCAA brackets.

Of course the same Democrats who had demonized George Bush just for playing golf while there was a war going on only to hypocritically shrug their shoulders while Barack Obama has played more than seven times more golf than Bush did (164 rounds compared to Bush’s 24).

I noted in my obtaining of the above facts on presidential golf that the U.S. media that criticized Bush so heavily for golfing have been strangely silent about Obama’s “love for the game.”  It has been the FOREIGN media that has attacked Obama for his golfing as the classic evidence of an absentee president who fiddles around on the golf course while the world is burning.

When we compare Vladimir Putin to Barack Obama we get a bare-chested man riding a stallion compared to a weasel-thin, dumbo-eared metrosexual riding a bicycle while wearing mom jeans and a geeky helmet.

And don’t think the world – and particularly all of our enemies – haven’t noticed what the man who has gutted the American military is: weak.

I have on numerous occasions compared Barack Obama to Neville Chamberlain.  Chamberlain was, like Obama, a ruthless tyrant when it came to domestic policy.  Because of the power of his office, he could simply dictate.  And dictate he did.

But when it came to dealing with aggressive and even hostile foreign governments, the world sat in stunned horror as Chamberlain proved himself to be an empty suit.  He couldn’t dictate to Hitler with an executive order.  So he did nothing while Hitler grew stronger and stronger and bolder and bolder and more and more aggressive.  Until it took a war to stop him.

That’s where we’re at now.

Democrats want to tell us that Putin invaded Georgia and seized their territory when Bush was president.  And that is true.  But please consider two things that make that meaningless: 1) George Bush TRIED to avert the Russian seizure of Georgia in April of 2008 when he proposed that Georgia AND UKRAINE be allowed into NATO.  That move would have stopped Putin dead in his tracks.  Don’t tell me that Bush didn’t wisely see what completely blindsided Obama coming.  But weak, cowardly, gutless liberalism is weak, cowardly, gutless liberalism both here and in Europe.  And liberals wouldn’t tolerate such a “provocative move.”  Oh, no.  The spirit of Obama is the spirit of weakness and appeasement.  If we bare our throats and demonstrate to our enemies by our nakedness that we are not a threat, their reasoning goes, we will avert war and live in a Utopia of peace and harmony.  You’re seeing more of the same as we speak with Obama’s giveaway of the internet to countries that are hostile to us.  And 2) Putin seized Georgia with less than three months left in Bush’s presidency – and you tell me if you have any honesty whatsoever what Democrats would have done had Bush moved aggressively to respond to Putin after Obama and Democrats had spent basically eight years demonizing him as a warmonger.

What was Obama’s response to Putin over Georgia once he got into office?  Did he stand up to Putin?  Did he push for the rest of Georgia not yet seized and Ukraine that had not yet had its territory seized to become part of NATO like Bush had done?  Nope.  He was pretty good at spending time with his NCAA brackets between rounds of golf then, too.

Bush TRIED to solve the problem in Georgia and Ukraine before either happened.  What did Obama do???

In fact what Obama did was issue his infamous “reset” button with Russia.  He and Hillary Clinton, being as incompetent as they are morally stupid, botched that horribly, of course.  But it sent a crystal-clear message to Putin: America under Obama is weak.  They will let me get away with murder.  And so murder I will.

More evidence (and more conservatives who saw Putin’s aggression coming): Sarah Palin:

Remember what a bimbo the mainstream media made Sarah Palin out to be (remember, it’s OKAY to trivialize a woman as long as it’s liberals doing it to a conservative).

But in 2008, Sarah Palin predicted something in which she turned out to be right and every liberal on earth turned out to be a morally idiotic jackass.

She predicted that if coward and fool Barack Obama were elected president, it would embolden Russia into invading Ukraine given the kind of idiocy and naïve weakness he displayed when Putin invaded Georgia:

“After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.”

Of course, the mainstream media savaged her for that.  What else is their mission if not a fools’ mission???

And Mitt Romney:

In their third presidential debate, President Obama ridiculed Mitt Romney when he said that Russia remained a threat to the United States. Here’s what Obama said in the debate:

PRESIDENT OBAMA: “Governor Romney, I’m glad that you recognize that al-Qaida’s a threat because a few months ago when you were asked, what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia — not al-Qaida, you said Russia. And the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.

But, Governor, when it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policies of the 1950s and the economic policies of the 1920s. You say that you’re not interested in duplicating what happened in Iraq, but just a few weeks ago you said you think we should have more troops in Iraq right now.“And the — the challenge we have — I know you haven’t been in a position to actually execute foreign policy, but every time you’ve offered an opinion, you’ve been wrong.”

Here’s how Mitt Romney responded. Notice how Obama tries to cut Romney off before he can make his point:

MR. ROMNEY: I’ll respond to a couple of the things you mentioned. First of all, Russia, I indicated, is a geopolitical foe, not —

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Number one —

MR. ROMNEY: Excuse me. It’s a geopolitical foe. And I said in the same . . . paragraph, and Iran is the greatest national security threat we face. Russia does continue to battle us in the U.N. time and time again. I have clear eyes on this. I’m not going to wear rose-colored glasses when it comes to Russia or Mr. Putin, and I’m certainly not going to say to him, I’ll give you more flexibility after the election. After the election he’ll get more backbone.

Mitt Romney didn’t have “rose-colored glasses” when it came to Russia and Putin.  History records that Barack Obama had the most asinine-looking rose-colored glasses ever devised when it came to them.  And Democrats have the naked dishonesty to stupidly try to argue that nobody could have seen Putin’s seizure of Ukraine coming.

And, oh, yeah, that “flexibility” thing.  Remember that?

How did I title my article on that one?  “Traitor-in-Chief Barack Obama Caught Red-Handed On Tape Playing Naked Politics With Critical National Security

Obama’s open-mic moment with Russia:

Obama: This is my last election…After my election I have more flexibility.

Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir

And what do we have now?  The “worst crisis since the end of the Cold War” being played out after Obama has “more flexibility” to appease our enemy whom Obama went very much on the record to say was NOT our enemy at all.

How “flexible” are you feeling now, I wonder, Obama, you jackass?

So here’s the deal now that Obama has pulled America’s pants down and bent over for Russia and begged to have our national security and our prestige butt-raped: just like in World War II, we’re going to have to fight a world war to get our prestige that our weak, cowardly, gutless puke pissed away.

Obama’s “strategy” – if you could call his doing nothing a “strategy” – is this: where the world became outraged after Hitler’s second violation of a sovereign nation, what if instead of fighting the world had done NOTHING?  What if we’d just allowed Hitler to have what he wanted and not do anything about it?

You see, THAT’S “peace” to a liberal.  There is no war because we won’t fight.  No matter what.  And no matter what Hitler – or Putin – or any other thug does, we won’t fight.  So we have “peace.”

Here’s the really funny thing about this: I’ve been reading liberals’ op-eds on this Russia-Ukraine thing, and the consistent theme is that Republicans don’t really have a solution now, either.  So you can’t blame Obama for being weak because Republicans don’t want to go to war, either.

DAMN THESE PEOPLE ARE PATHOLOGICALLY DISHONEST.

Here’s the simple fact: as I already documented above, the “Republican response” would have begun going on six years ago back when we truly could have DONE something short of going to world war three.  The “Republican response” would have began with Sarah Palin’s wisdom – and then after that Mitt Romney’s wisdom – that Russia and Putin were true threats.  Which is something our failed Disgrace-in-Chief STILL doesn’t understand.

The “Republican response” would have been NOT to gut America’s military so that we are clearly too damn weak to do a damn thing about much of anything.  That probably would have stopped Putin right there.

The “Republican response” would have been to follow through on what Bush started and LEAD by insisting that Georgia and Ukraine become protected by NATO membership.  That DEFINITELY would have stopped Putin.

We never would have BEEN in this situation had there actually been a “Republican response.”

There comes a point when idiots have so destroyed something that it cannot be made right again.  And don’t try “spin” reality such that Republicans who CLEARLY saw this disaster coming and SAID it was coming wouldn’t have done anything different to avert it.

Now the same media that literally mocked Sarah Palin for seeing the Russian threat and mocked Mitt Romney for “stealing a [functioning] national security policy from the 1980s is dishonestly trying to say that Republicans should have to fix the world that Obama has damn-near singlehandedly broken beyond repair.

Remember Obama boasting of how he would restore America’s prestige?  Where is it now after Obama has repeatedly issued “red line” warnings and then done NOTHING and countries like Russia push us around like we’re the pussies that we have become under Obama?

It aint over.  Putin gave a speech justifying what he did in Crimea by talking about his duty to protect ethnic Russians wherever they may be.  And the thing is that following the collapse of the former Soviet Union – whose territory Putin wants to reclaim for Mother Russia – there are “ethnic Russians” all OVER the place.

Putin gave himself the carte blanche right to invade and seize virtually every single country in eastern Europe.

And now he’s massing Russian troops in a very possible move to invade Ukraine and seize the rest of it.

And Obama has already promised that there is no possible way that he will respond militarily.  Because he is a weak and stupid man who lays all his cards down on the table to make sure his enemies know his vulnerabilities in advance.

You wonder what Hitler would have done had Neville Chamberlain said, “Do whatever you want.  I won’t stop you.”  Probably nothing good.

Here’s one on that: Vladimir Putin has built his new hegemony primarily upon his exporting of Russian oil and natural gas and his ability to shut the tap on any European state that would oppose him.  What has Barack Obama done to counter this hegemony?  Has he promised to increase American oil and natural gas exports and essentially taken Putin’s power away without firing a shot?  That would counter his “oil is evil” philosophy, wouldn’t it?  And so while Putin is lording it over Europe and Europe is cowed into refusing to go along with any tough sanctions against Russia as a consequence, Obama STILL won’t allow the Keystone oil pipeline which he has kept shut down for YEARS.

This isn’t even about going to war – although Obama was nothing short of a FOOL to simply take war completely off the table and signal Putin his abject weakness in advance – it’s about simple reality and Obama’s inability to understand it.  OIL IS REALITY; Obama’s alternative energy is magical unicorn fairy dust.  Obama’s refusal to harness reality makes him a weak fool.

Meanwhile, China, which like Russia and very much unlike America has also been strengthening its military, ALSO has territorial ambitions.  Because weakness is the ultimate provocation.

And like Russia, they know we will do NOTHING.

World War II was the result of European and American weakness.  World War III will result from the same liberal weakness in Europe and America.

And you can lay the blame for that coming global war ENTIRELY on Obama’s and the Democrat Party’s feat.

A nation that allows tyrants to become emboldened has a death wish.  And America proved that it has a death wish when it stupidly elected and then even more stupidly re-elected Barack Obama.

I have long marveled at the precision of Bible prophecy in the last days.  The Bible rightly predicted that Israel would miraculously and against all odds be regathered as a nation.  It foresaw the rise of Russia as a world power which it had never been in history.  It described a last days confederation of countries led by Russia and Iran (Persia) that EXACTLY matches the Islamic states relative to their enmity to Israel today.  It anticipated the coming together of a European union which had never in history happened.  It knew that one day China and the kings of the east would be able to assemble an army of 200 million soldiers when at the time the prophecy was given there weren’t two-hundred million human beings on the entire planet.

The Bible prophecies all of these things and many, many others which have come to pass in these the last days of human history before the coming of the Beast.

But it never once mentions America.

That used to bother me greatly: how could it be that the mightiest nation in the history of the world isn’t even mentioned in Bible prophecy?

The answer is terrifying: the United States isn’t mentioned because it either won’t exist at all – having catastrophically imploded – or it will be so weak and so irrelevant that it won’t matter at all in the last days.

When you voted for “God damn America,” you voted to go extinct like the Dodo bird.

In the end, a leader will come in fulfillment of every Democrat’s and every liberal’s and every socialist’s fondest dreams.  His government will so take over the world that literally no one will be able to buy or sell anything without the government’s approval.  He will promise a Utopia but deliver the whole world into hell on earth.

And Barack Obama – along with the Democrat Party and everyone who supports them - is his useful idiot.

You won’t be able to stop him politically because Democrats and liberals all over the world will vote for him.  You won’t be able to fight him because liberals will take away all of your guns.

The coming of Antichrist and his mark of the beast didn’t have to happen, but the God who knows the end from the beginning knew 2,000 years ago – knew in fact before the foundation of the world – that the terminal generation of Americans would be a stupid and depraved one.

 

 

The Real ObamaCare Battlefield: Godless Liberals DETERMINED To Impose Their Atheist Secular Humanist Values On America

March 18, 2014

I noticed an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times that basically reads thus: religious values ought to be private, whereas atheism is public.  You are “free” to be as “religious” as you want – provided that you never dare try to emerge from the tiny little black box we liberals force you into.  And whether you know it or not, everyone who forms a corporation has to abide by the tenets of secular humanist atheism and is literally immoral for trying to live out their religiously-informed moral values in any way, any shape or any form if they in any way run contrary to liberalism.

I have to ask the question: if liberals hadn’t taken these incredibly intrusive steps “to control the people” (the REAL purpose of ObamaCare), would our society be in this situation in which “a dangerous precedent is created” to allow the constitutional freedom of religion?  The obvious answer is “NOT.”  But of course religious people should really be viewed as the bad guys because when godless liberal fascists punch us in the mouth before they stab us in the heart we dare to try to defend ourselves.

Here’s the op-ed (note the highly-biased wording of the intro: should the people we hate have the right to evilly “violate” people’s rights?”):

These claims shouldn’t have a prayer
Two challenges to Obamacare on religious grounds would create a dangerous precedent.
By David H. Gans
March 18, 2014

Are secular, for-profit corporations free to violate the rights of their employees by claiming that the law violates their corporate religious conscience? That’s the big question at the heart of the two blockbuster challenges to a key provision of Obamacare that will be heard by the Supreme Court next week. In its 225-year history, the Supreme Court has never held that secular, for-profit corporations are entitled to the free exercise of religion. It should not start now.

Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood claim in their lawsuits that the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employers’ health insurance plans cover preventive care for women, including the full range of FDA-approved contraceptives, violates their right to the free exercise of religion. Houses of worship and other religiously affiliated employers already are entitled to a religious accommodation. Some secular businesses, such as Hobby Lobby, claim that they too exercise religion and should be exempted from the obligation to pay for contraceptive coverage for their employees.

Corporations have a number of constitutional rights, mostly connected to property rights and commerce, but the free exercise of religion has never been one of them. The Constitution’s protection of religious liberty always has been seen as a personal right, inextricably linked to the human capacity to express devotion to a god and to act on the basis of reason and conscience. In this respect, the free exercise right shares much in common with the 5th Amendment’s privilege against self-incrimination, which too safeguards dignity and conscience and does not protect corporations.

Corporations lack the basic human capacities — reason, dignity and conscience — at the core of the free exercise right. Corporations cannot pray, do not express devotion to God and do not have a religious conscience. The fundamental values at the heart of the free exercise right simply make no sense as applied to corporations.

Corporations are created so business owners can take advantage of the special privileges of the corporate status, such as limited liability. What Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood are seeking is to have their cake and eat it too: to be treated as a corporation to receive special privileges, but then be treated as an individual for the purposes of the fundamental protections our Constitution guarantees to secure freedom of conscience and human dignity for all Americans. Corporations should not be permitted to game the system in this way.

Extending free exercise rights to corporations would undercut the rights of actual living, breathing Americans. At stake in this lawsuit is whether corporate chief executives are entitled to impose their religious beliefs on their employees and deny important federal rights to those employees. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood hire workers of all religious faiths and persuasions, but refuse to respect that many of their employees may have a different set of religious views and want and need access to the full range of contraceptives.

Far from vindicating the Constitution’s promise of religious liberty, a ruling that corporations have the same right to the free exercise of religion as individuals would be a grave setback for the rights of Americans in our nation’s workplaces. It would also create a dangerous precedent with dramatic implications far beyond the Affordable Care Act.

A business run by Christian Scientists might refuse to pay for healthcare at all, other businesses run by devout individuals might refuse to pay for the costs of stem cell therapy, or refuse to extend family leave to same-sex married couples, or even fire employees for engaging in activities, such as terminating a pregnancy, that do not conform to the religious code of the company’s owners.

The justices should reject the notion that a corporation is a person that exercises religion.

David H. Gans is director of the Human Rights, Civil Rights and Citizenship Program at the Constitutional Accountability Center. He is a coauthor of the center’s amicus brief in Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. vs. Sebelius.

I never realized that no religious person ever formed a business, but that every single business that ever became a corporation was inherently “secular” (i.e. defined as having no part with ANY religious values)?

I’ve never actually formed a corporation before, so maybe I’m wrong and every time – dating back to the days of our VERY RELIGIOUS founding fathers - people formed a corporation they had to sign some kind of statement agreeing to surrender their constitutional rights to their freedom of religion.

I note the wording of Gans, who says, “The Constitution’s protection of religious liberty always has been seen as a personal right, inextricably linked to the human capacity to express devotion to a god and to act on the basis of reason and conscience.”  And, again, having never formed a corporation, I can’t say with certainty that a “human” or “humans” have ever formed a corporation before.  Maybe only robots devoid of any “human capacity” have the right to form corporations.

I wonder who forms corporations.  Apparently, it’s NOT human beings.  But then again, liberals DO view what they colloquially refer to as “human beings” as soulless meat puppets.

According to Gans, the expression of “reason and conscience” are forbidden to corporations or to anyone who works for a corporation.  He asserts, “Corporations lack the basic human capacities — reason, dignity and conscience…”  Well, that actually explains a LOT.  Because, for example, THAT allows you to understand why GM – which of course is protected by the bankruptcy Obama bequeathed upon it - should be allowed to knowingly sell a car with a faulty ignition switch that may at any moment may stall the car causing death or disaster.  God – oops, I’m sorry, that’s been banned – I mean Obama forbid that any corporate officer should be allowed to have moral conscience (that only humans should be allowed to have and never corporations) which would keep him or her from making a decision purely based on the “property rights” and “commerce” that liberals say they should be restricted to having.

If you’re atheist, you have rejected the imago Dei – the image of God – in you.  It is the recognition OF the image of God in the souls of human beings that makes morality possible – unless you think cockroaches and the rest of the beasts have “morality.”  We can consider the fruits of atheism in the reigns of officially state atheist regimes such as the USSR and the other communist countries to see how depraved, perverted and IMMORAL atheism truly is in the murder of at least 100 million of their own citizens even during peacetime.  And then we consider Japan (the most atheist nation on earth) and the Bataan Death March and demonic acts such as what Unit 731 perpetuated on living (screaming) human beings.  We think of the Nazis and their proven atheism.

So please don’t lecture me that you atheists are going to hold corporations “morally responsible” when you simultaneously deny those selfsame corporations the very foundation for what makes morality possible.

It is for this reason that our founding fathers wrote, “Of all the habits and dispositions which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.  In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars.”  It is for this reason that our founding fathers wrote, “We have no government armed with the power capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and true religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Basically, what Gans is asserting is that no religious person ought to be allowed to form a corporation if they want to be allowed to practice their values; only atheist, secular humanist liberals ought to be allowed to incorporate.  Which George Washington pretty much directly stated was an act of treason.  Oh, you could look at it this way (with liberals playing the part of the Pharisee’s Temple guard punching Jesus in the mouth and mocking Him by saying, “Prophesy, who is the one who hit You?”). On this view, Hobby Lobby should have prophetically KNOWN when they chose to incorporate back in 1972 that one day demon-possessed liberals would force them to abandon and betray their Christian moral values and decided not to incorporate.

The alternative is to suggest that Christians and other religious people really have no business forming a business and should not have the right to incorporate unless they agree to abide by the moral values of Hitler, Stalin and fascist liberals.

Why is it that if I form a corporation I don’t have any right to imprint it with my values, but must instead bow down to Obama’s values?

I ask who died and made liberals “god”?  Because one thing is crystal clear: they HAVE made themselves God such that they can depose God’s moral values and install their own rival values in place of God’s values.

You need to understand what is happening and why.  Back in 1972 when Hobby Lobby incorporated, none of this crap was an issue.  What has happened since is that godless liberals have seized more and more and more dictatorial power for their fascist Government-as-God and have put God and those who value Him and His values into a smaller and smaller little box.  And what liberals are saying today is that we won’t take away your “freedom” to believe in your stupid little “god” – as the overwhelming majority of Americans still do – provided you live your life as if you DON’T believe in God.

I think about the Little Sisters of the Poor who oppose having the atheism of ObamaCare abortion murder forced upon them.  Oh, they can get out of it – providing they undergo a “Pontius Pilate-esque” ceremony in which they sign a form “washing their hands” of the babies who would be killed on their behalf by an insurance company.

And in this age of atheism as the official policy of the United States, how dare these nuns not play the part of Pilate?

Religious people have no right to impose their moral values; that is a right that only godless liberal Nazis ought to have.

The sad thing is that very soon the Antichrist – the beast prophesied in the Books of Daniel and Revelation – will take power.  And these liberals will have their way.  But you can see it coming today if you have eyes to see and ears to hear.

The beast is coming.  And after liberals vote for him to impose the mark of the beast, by which no man or woman may participate in the economy unless they worship the beast and take his mark upon their right hands or their foreheads, believe you me that “religious values” will NOT be legitimate grounds to escape.

Theological And Political Liberals: The Exact Same People Doing The Exact Same Thing

March 16, 2014

It doesn’t matter whether you’re having a discussion about politics or religion, liberals are truly exasperating to have a conversation with.

Whether they are reading their Bible or their Constitution, it comes down to the exact same issue:

The Bible:

The Bible doesn’t mean what it actually (literally) says: it means whatever we liberals say it means.

Liberals are people who read the Bible and understand that God loves homosexuality and sodomy.  Because it really doesn’t matter to them what the Bible says or what God thinks.  After all, they have replaced God with their totalitarian human State.  And the Bible merely means whatever the hell they say it means rather than, you know, what it actually and clearly SAYS.

In much the same way, liberals have tried to “fundamentally transform” Jesus into some kind of raving government-power-hoarding socialist.  Show me just ONE TIME that Jesus called for a bigger and more totalitarian human government, or for government to get more involved with ANYTHING.  When the disciples came to Jesus and told Him that there were 5,000 people and that they needed something to eat, He did NOT say, “We need to have a government welfare State”; He said YOU feed them.  And it was JESUS who blessed the food for the crowd, NOT Herod or Pilate or Obama.  And in fact, given that it was big government that murdered Jesus and murdered St. Paul and St. Peter along with a few million other Christians just in the 1st century AD alone, just what the hell do you think Christians who best knew Jesus and who best understood Christianity would have said to Obama coming along (after mocking the Bible) and telling them that what they needed most was the government that had just murdered them???

And this is not an answer that you should need to think about if you have a mind or even a brain.  Because Jesus told the parable of the good Samaritan; He most certainly did NOT tell the story of the good bureaucrat.

Not that liberals give one damn about what the Bible says.  They truly couldn’t care LESS what the Bible says.

The Constitution (and the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights):

The Constitution doesn’t mean what it actually (literally) says: it means whatever we liberals say it means.

It really doesn’t matter to them whether the Constitution guarantees the right of the people to keep and bear arms (GUNS) or that such right is NOT TO BE INFRINGED.  Liberals don’t want the people to be able to keep and bear arms because an armed citizenry interferes with their establishment of Government as Dictator God.  And since liberals don’t want it to mean what it clearly and obviously means, it simply has to mean something else.  And that’s why it is their passion to infringe upon what is NOT to be infringed upon (like your right to have the health care you want and see the doctor you want to see).

Not that liberals give one damn about what the Constitution says.  They truly couldn’t care LESS what the Constitution says.  It’s just another text for them to hijack and spin and pervert.

Either the text means something as it was written and as it was intended by its authors or it doesn’t.  To liberals, it means nothing because they don’t bow down before God or His Word or to any sacred principle laid down by the wisdom of the founding fathers; they bow down only to totalitarian human government and to whatever will seize more power for that totalitarian human government.  And whenever what they want to believe gets in the way of the facts, well, so much the worse for the facts.  And that’s why “it depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”  Because it ALWAYS depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is with them, and ‘is’ means whatever the hell they want it to mean at any constantly shifting moment.

In John 18:37, Jesus told Pilate, “You say correctly that I am a king” (i.e,., He was saying it’s really NOT about YOUR human government, but about My DIVINE government). He continued, “For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”  Liberals don’t hear Jesus’ voice because they WON’T hear His voice.  Rather, they have replaced His voice with their own.  They have distorted and frankly perverted (as in homosexual sodomy) Jesus’ voice with Postmillennialism, Amillennialism, socialism, fascism, Marxism, communism, existentialism, postmodernism and whatever other “-ism” they need to do the job at any given time.

Liberals’ favorite game is to equivocate the truth.  In the words of their hero, Pontius Pilate, they ask, “What is truth?”  And of course just like Pilate they turn their backs on the One who is its very embodiment.  I have many times watched with amazement as liberals have zipped back and forth between the two false polar extremes of truth (“Nothing is true” and “Everything is true”).  It’s amazing to watch: they’re exploit the fact that people disagree on the one hand to explain to you that there is no ultimate truth.  Not understanding that the statement “nothing is true” literally kills itself (think about it: if nothing is true, then the statement that “nothing is true” would have to be true – but that would make the statement “nothing is true” false.  Which is to say it is self-refuting.  The fact that people disagree is irrelevant.  In science we have FREQUENTLY experienced moments in which every single human being was wrong until ONE GUY introduced the truth.  What is “true” has nothing whatsoever to do with what people think; it has only to do with conforming to actual reality (i.e. agreeing with God) irregardless of what people think.

On the other hand, liberals will then also immediately and hypocritically swing wildly to the other polar extreme, that of assuming the position that “everything is true.”  Allow me to explain:

I had a conversation with a liberal who noticed my star of David and liked it because he likes it that ALL religions are equally true (not just Christianity or Christianity and Judaism, but Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism,Confucianism, Disneylandism and whatever else strikes his fancy).  The fact that these religions mutually contradict one another was irrelevant.  Reality contradicted political correctness, and so so much the worse for reality.

As an example, on the one hand, Eastern religions and the monotheistic religions Christianity, Judaism and Islam mutually exclude each other.  Eastern religions annihilate the individual.  The individual self must literally cease to exist in Buddhism and Hinduism.  Individuality is merely an illusion.  “You” aren’t really you; there IS no “you.”  In fact, the clinging to individuality is the CAUSE OF ALL SUFFERING in Buddhism.  Contrast that with God, who according to Genesis 1:27, which states “So God created man in His own image (i.e., in the image of a conscious, personal, individual God), in the image of God He created him (i.e., as a unique individual); male and female He created them (as a unique individual created to have community with other unique individuals).”  In the Scriptures, God says to mankind, “Come, let us reason together” (Isaiah 1:18).  Liberals who deny God and therefore piss away the image of God aside, human beings are rational as well as being personal individuals.

Eastern religions and the monotheistic religions cannot both possibly be true.  If one is true, the other is simply false.  They don’t merely disagree with one another; they mutually exclude one another.  No rational mind can simultaneously believe in mutually exclusive concepts.  Which is why only liberals do it.

In the same way, Christianity and Islam (and Judaism as it is tragically understood) likewise mutually exclude one another.  Christianity, as part of the Trinity (the Tri-Unity of the Godhead) upholds the Son of God; in Islam, it is the highest blasphemy to claim that God has a Son.  One cannot be in any sense true without the other being false and ruled out.

But liberals don’t think that way simply because “truth” does not matter to them and they don’t WANT to think that way.  As the Scripture puts it, they prefer darkness and refuse to comprehend the light.  As the Scripture puts it, they are “always learning but never coming to a knowledge of the truth.”  They prefer the sound of their own voices as they express the slogan of politically-correct gibberish, “There are many paths to God” as opposed to ever once listening to the voice of God in His Word.

“Political correctness” is the death of critical thinking because it puts sentimentality on the throne and utterly dispenses with inconvenient things such as truth, facts, reason and logic.

I’m hardly saying all the destruction to America was worth it by any means, but it has at least been highly informative for increasingly large numbers of Americans to see everything that Barack Obama and liberals like him promised proven to be complete and utter idiocy.  And that is because their economic thinking, “The more we tax and regulate businesses, the more jobs they will create” is every single bit as obviously self-refuting as any of their religious idiocy.

Theological liberalism and political liberalism will very soon be truly wedded together in the coming of the Antichrist: a big-government politician they will worship in place of God.  And it is because of the machinations of liberals that this beast is coming and will soon arrive to deceive the world and literally lead it into hell as he promises his liberal Utopia.

The Last Days Generation Is Finally Here In The Millennials. Next Comes The Beast.

March 13, 2014

2 Timothy 3:1-5 warns:

1You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times.  2For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred.  3They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good.  4They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God.  5They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!

And, oh, you betcha we’re THERE.

Do millennials love themselves?  How about the fact that 55% of these self-absorbed little narcissists have posted “selfies” of themselves online.  According to NBC:

It’s official: Millennials love taking selfies.

A recent Pew Research Center poll found that 55 percent of adults between the ages of 18 and 33 had posted a selfie to a social media site.

Compare that to Generation X (24 percent) and Baby Boomers (9 percent). This pretty much guarantees that millennials will become the most self-documented generation in history. But is that so terrible?

Allow me to answer: YES.  Oh HELL yes.  And the ‘Justin Bieber taking a selfie’ picture they post ought to be enough to prove it all by itself.  This is the most self-infatuated generation in the entire history of the human race, bar none.  The statistics don’t lie.

Let’s see.  St. Paul warned that this terminal generation just before the Antichrist “will love only themselves.”  He said “They will consider nothing sacred.”   He said “They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly.”

Yep.  Check, check and check according to Pew:

No religion, no marriage, no politics, no country — no problem.

Millennials — those currently in their late teens to early 30s — tend to stray away from political and religious affiliations, and buck other traditional life milestones like marriage, according to a wide-ranging Pew Research study of the so-called “me” generation.

A full two thirds of respondents don’t claim to be “a religious person,” turning their backs on the deeply-rooted faith of their forefathers, but interestingly, most Millennials pray as often as their parents’ generation.

Only one in five millennials have tied the knot, the study found.

The Pew Research survey, which examined 18-33-year-olds in America beginning in 2006, found that millennials are by far the most independent generation, with 50% of the “selfie” generation identifying as such (only 39% of Gen Xers and 37% of Boomers consider themselves independent, the study shows).

You could sum UP 2 Timothy 3:1-5 as “the so-called ‘me’ generation,” or “the ‘selfie’ generation,” couldn’t you???

We have the yesterday – and I hope she just goes AWAY now - case of Rachel Canning, the 18-year-old girl who slammed the door shut screaming as she abandoned her parents and their values and then sued them because the narcissistic little self-absorbed whining parasite thought they owed her for the pleasure of putting up with her miserable little self for eighteen years:

A judge today blasted an 18-year-old girl suing her parents for support after she ran away claiming they were behind her bulimia and that her father showed her ‘inappropriate affection’

When Judge Peter Bogaard read an expletive-laden and vicious answerphone message left by Rachel Canning, from Lincoln Park, New Jersey, to her mother, Elizabeth, in which the girl said: ‘I wanna s*** all over your face’, he said: ‘Have you ever in your experience seen such gross disrespect for a parent? I don’t see it in my house.’

The judge, sitting at Morris County court added that Rachel had given her mom and dad, Sean: ‘The proverbial f you’. He also warned he must consider the ‘slippery slope’ where ‘we open the gates for a 12-year-old to sue for an Xbox, a 13-year-old to sue for an iPhone… what about a 15-year-old asking for a 60 inch TV?’

Rachel, who is suing her parents for  ‘abandoning’ her has made sensational claims that her mom calling her  ‘fat’ and ‘porky’ led to her suffering bulimia and that her former  police chief father dad used to get her drunk and kiss her  inappropriately.

In shocking legal documents submitted to the court, the honor-roll student said her parents’ behavior contributed to her developing an eating disorder at a young age and saw her weight plummet down to 92  pounds.

Rachel, who has two younger sisters  moved in with the parents’ of a friend and is now suing for child  support, medical bills, college expenses and legal fees.

She states that her parents have a combined yearly income of between  $250,000 and $300,000 and she is entitled to $654-a-week in child  support. Her parents have also refused to pay $6,000 owed in school fees for her Catholic High School.

Her parents claim their daughter ran off to stay with friends when she  turned 18 because she refused to abide by rules they had set down,  including to stop dating her boyfriend. But today the judge clearly took a dim view of the lawsuit. He said: ‘What  kind of parents would the Canning’s be if they didn’t try to set down  some strict rules?

Here’s the phone message the little darling left for her mother:

Phone message left for Liz Canning from Rachel at July 2, 2013 1:18pm, submitted to Morris County Court, which got the judge apparently so angry:

‘Hi mom just to let you know you’re a real f**king winner aren’t you you  think you’re so cool and you think you caught me throwing up in the  bathroom after eating an egg frittatta, yeah sorry that you have  problems now and you need to harp on mine because i didn’t and i  actually took a s*** which i really just wanna s*** all over your face  right now because it looks like that anyway, anyway i f***ing hate you  and um I’ve written you off so don’t talk to me, don’t do anything I’m  blocking you from just about everything, have a nice life, bye mom’

We find that this vicious little mean-spirited self-absorbed narcissistic bratty punk stole her parents’ credit card to buy clothes for herself, boasted to them about her drunken hangovers, got suspended from school, got thrown out of a prom for being intoxicated, refused to obey curfews and was pretty much just the poster child for everything St. Paul was talking about in one miserable specimen of end-times humanity.

The judge threw out her morally idiotic lawsuit and guess what?  Suddenly Rachel decided now that she wasn’t going to have any MONEY to move back in with her parents.  You know, the father who she said molested her and the mother she blamed for turning her into a bulimic vomiting machine.

It sounds to me like you earned every single one of your pukes yourself, you drunken waste.

But her coming back home is all the proof anybody ought to need about what a vile little liar this girl is for demonizing parents who in taking her back demonstrated a love FAR beyond anything anybody who is acting out of rational self-interest could ever understand.  Because any parent who WAS thinking out of rational self-interest would be saying, “Thank God the demonic little vermin princess is gone!”  And they would change the damn locks, install an expensive security system and get a great big dog so she could never come back in to wreck their lives with her disgusting behavior and her hateful lies ever again.

Let’s see what St. Paul predicted: “disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful,” check and check.  “They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control.”  Check, check, check and check some more.  “They will be cruel and hate what is good.”  Check and check and just keep checking.

Now, Pew says that these nasty little psychopaths aren’t political.  But that isn’t true.  It’s just that they care only about themselves and their degrading pleasures.  But überliberal Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times points out the following:

The millennials are a major reason President Obama won reelection in 2012; if nobody under 30 had voted that year, Mitt Romney would be in the White House today.

The independent Pew Research Center released a major report on the attitudes of the millennial generation last week, and here’s what it found:

The millennials are decidedly liberal, especially on social issues such as immigration and same-sex marriage. That helps explain why Obama won their votes by a 16-point margin in 2012.

Yeah, thanks a lot for that Obama thing, you demon-possessed little turds.  That alone is all we need to know to recognize that you are the terminal generation before Antichrist, and that it will be YOU who will soon fall on your knees to worship the worst monster who ever lived.

Now these miserable little rat-bastards have turned on Obama.  Do you know why?  Because they voted for Obama believing that his ObamaCare would force their PARENTS and people LIKE their parents to pay for all the garbage Obama promised them.  But when they found out that Obama actually expected THEM to pay for their own health care, well, that was just too much for these narcissistic “selfie” entitlement whores:

Young Americans are turning against Barack Obama and Obamacare, according to a new survey of millennials, people between the ages of 18 and 29 who are vital to the fortunes of the president and his signature health care law.

The most startling finding of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics: A majority of Americans under age 25–the youngest millennials–would favor throwing Obama out of office.

The survey, part of a unique 13-year study of the attitudes of young adults, finds that America’s rising generation is worried about its future, disillusioned with the U.S. political system, strongly opposed to the government’s domestic surveillance apparatus, and drifting away from both major parties. “Young Americans hold the president, Congress and the federal government in less esteem almost by the day, and the level of engagement they are having in politics are also on the decline,” reads the IOP’s analysis of its poll. “Millennials are losing touch with government and its programs because they believe government is losing touch with them.

The results blow a gaping hole in the belief among many Democrats that Obama’s two elections signaled a durable grip on the youth vote.

Indeed, millennials are not so hot on their president.

Obama’s approval rating among young Americans is just 41 percent, down 11 points from a year ago, and now tracking with all adults. While 55 percent said they voted for Obama in 2012, only 46 percent said they would do so again.

When asked if they would want to recall various elected officials, 45 percent of millennials said they would oust their member of Congress; 52 percent replied “all members of Congress” should go; and 47 percent said they would recall Obama. The recall-Obama figure was even higher among the youngest millennials, ages 18 to 24, at 52 percent.

While there is no provision for a public recall of U.S. presidents, the poll question revealed just how far Obama has fallen in the eyes of young Americans.

IOP director Trey Grayson called the results a “sea change” attributable to the generation’s outsized and unmet expectations for Obama, as well as their concerns about the economy, Obamacare and government surveillance.

The survey of 2,089 young adults, conducted Oct. 30 through Nov. 11, spells trouble for the Affordable Care Act. The fragile economics underpinning the law hinge on the willingness of healthy, young Americans to forgo penalties and buy health insurance.

According to the poll, 57 percent of millennials disapprove of Obamacare, with 40 percent saying it will worsen their quality of care and a majority believing it will drive up costs. Only 18 percent say Obamacare will improve their care. Among 18-to-29-year-olds currently without health insurance, less than one-third say they’re likely to enroll in the Obamacare exchanges.

Ah, what was it the good Word predicted?  “They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God.”  Check, check, check and checkmate.

They’re sure betraying their friend Barack Hussein Obama (who betrayed them first with all of his own demon-possessed lies, just to be fair).  And it’s hard for this puffed-up-with-pride “selfie” “me generation” punks to buy the pleasure they love when Obama is trying to force them to pay double for their health insurance so they can subsidize the older and sicker people.

Even these demon-possessed millennials who constitute the final generation before Antichrist realize that redistribution is only fun when it is a game played with OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY and not their own.

The Antichrist, the beast, is coming.  And all you have to do is look around you and watch all the rodents staring at their little screens the way a trained rat would stare at a food pellet dispenser waiting for his next pellet to know that these are in fact the people who will worship him and take his mark upon their right hands or their foreheads.

And now you know WHY America is never mentioned even ONCE in Bible prophecy.  Because we’ve utterly abandoned the God of our fathers and the God of our fathers has now abandoned us.

Atheists Acknowledge God Because There REALLY IS Power In The Cross (It Sickens The Forces Of Satan)

March 8, 2014

Hold up a cross and watch a vampire shrink back in pain and fear.

Vampires are evil, parasitic leeches – just like liberals – and as the unholy spawn of the devil they cannot abide the holiness of God as demonstrated in His cross.

Turns out – and this according to atheists themselves - that the power of the cross works on them, too.  And apparently just as well.

You see, if there were any actual reality to atheism, what would the cross be?  Just two sticks held together at a perpendicular angle.  No pain there.  It’s just a simple geometric figure.  Do isosceles triangles cause you so much agony and emotional devastation?  Parallelograms?

But you see, the cross DOES mean an awful lot more than what atheists claim it does.

The cross represents the reality that God entered the world, assumed a human nature, and conquered sin and death by taking sinful man’s place and dying (as a man) and being raised from the dead (because God can’t die).

And the power of the cross makes the demons that haunt atheists’ shriveled souls start crawling and howling and causing all kinds of freaky symptoms:

Atheists Continue to Push for 9/11 Cross Ban, Claiming It Has Caused Them ‘Physical and Emotional’ Pain
Sep. 11, 2012 4:39pm   Billy Hallowell

American Atheists Claims 9/11 Cross Has Caused Physical, Emotional Pain

The World Trade Center cross was pulled from the rubble of the 9/11 attacks. The cross is part of the planned 9/11 Museum. (Photo Credit: AP)

Atheist activists have a knack for picking riveting, infuriating and seemingly never-ending battles. During the Christmas season, they aim for nativities on public property and at the end of every school year, their targets set on commencement prayers.

While these battles have become all-too-familiar, there’s one showdown brewing that distinguishes itself from the rest — atheists’ demands that a cross found in the rubble following the September 11, 2001 attacks not be included in a museum that is being planned to commemorate the lives lost during the tragedy.

American Atheists (AA), a group working to advance the secular cause, has been leading the charge against the Ground Zero cross since July 2011, when the organization first filed suit against it. TheBlaze’s Meredith Jessup has explored this issue, in detail, on TheBlaze Blog, where she explained AA’s main arguments against the cross’ inclusion.

“The atheists’ suit claims that by including the cross in a museum on public property, the government is unconstitutionally endorsing a religion,” Jessup writes. “It also asserts that the mere presence of the cross would result in emotional — and possibly even physical — injuries among atheists who will feel anxious and excluded.”

Jessup isn’t exaggerating. The organization’s complaint reads, in part:

The plaintiffs, and each of them, have suffered, are suffering, and will continue to suffer damages, both physical and emotional, from the existence of the challenged cross. Named plaintiffs have suffered, inter alia, dyspepsia, symptoms of depression, headaches, anxiety, and mental pain and anguish from the knowledge that they are made to feel officially excluded from the ranks of citizens who were directly injured by the 9/11 attack and the lack of acknowledgement of the more than 1,000 non- Christian individuals who were killed at the World Trade Center.

There is nothing “unconstitutional” about that 9/11 cross no matter HOW warped your reading of the Constitution is.

Because nobody made it.  The first responders simply found it in the ruins, just like it was.  They literally found a piece of wreckage that gave them comfort and so they preserved it.

Atheists are welcome to find a symbol in the 9/11 ruins demonstrating that atheism was there on 9/11.  But oh, that’s right: atheism HAS no symbol because atheism is mindless idiocy and doesn’t stand for ANYTHING beyond hatred for reality and contempt for the God who created it.

And so atheists blame their symptoms of demon-possession on the cross when they ought to recognize that it’s just God demonstrating Himself to them according to Romans chapter One:

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

And being confronted with that reality makes them just plain psycho.

Saw This And Couldn’t Help But Think About ‘The Image Of The Beast’ In Revelation 13:14-15

March 3, 2014

Revelation chapter 13 describes the coming Antichrist, or beast, who will soon come to a welcoming and adoring world.  Most peculiar are the two verses about three-fourths of the way toward the end of the chapter:

Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived.  The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. — Rev 13:14-15

We don’t know for sure what this “image of the beast” that would have the power to speak will be.  One of the more interesting theories is that it will be a “golem.”

Well, it sure could also be a cleverly programmed Audio-Animatronic robot, couldn’t it?

Gee, I wonder what the “Allah Akbar robot” will soon be saying about infidels…

Check this out from DogByte6RER as posted on Free Republic:

Iranian School Teacher Programs Robot to Pray to Allah … Uses Prop to Brainwash Children
YouTube ^ | Wednesday 25 February 2014 | euronews
Posted on ‎2‎/‎28‎/‎2014‎ ‎11‎:‎02‎:‎37‎ ‎PM by DogByte6RER

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Iranian teacher uses hi-tech robot to encourage prayers

An Iranian schoolteacher has come up with a novel way of encouraging young children to learn their daily prayers.

27-year-old Akbar Rezaie, who teaches the Quran at the Alborz elementary school in Varamin, near Tehran, took a robotics course and applied his knowledge to help modify an educational robot kit.

He says the aim is to provide pupils with a stimulating visual example of a variety of Shi’ite worship.

“I used to pray hastily but now I want to pray more slowly like this robot,” said one student.

Now, pupils in this school and many others may soon have a new teaching assistant, along with the more conventional methods of teaching religious education.

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(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com

See the Youtube video:

All I’m saying here is that if what is little more than a CHILDREN’S TOY by our standards can be so incredibly effective at indoctrinating children in Iran, just imagine how POWERFUL will be whatever satanic trick is coming in “the image of the beast” that is soon to come upon the earth.  And keep in mind that if children can be so easily fooled, the secular humanist socialist liberals who will soon be left behind after the Rapture will be even MORE easily fooled by the devil.  Children at least possess the capacity to simple common sense that those who are left behind will NOT have.  And so “professing themselves to be wise, they became fools…”

You aint see nothin’ yet in terms of what the unbelieving world will fall for.  As stupid as people are, they will be even MORE stupid during the Tribulation (see Matthew 24:21ff) that is to come upon the world following the Rapture of Christ’s Church.  This mass delusion will culminate in the worship of an evil totalitarian big government socialist who will be worshiped in place of Jesus Christ (Matthew 24:4-5 cf. Rev 13:4).

And keep in mind that suckers will believe just about anything even in this day BEFORE Jesus Christ raptures everyone who has the Holy Spirit in them that guided them to some degree of truth in a radically depraved world.  That’s how we got Obama.  If you can’t believe how truly stupid and depraved human beings are NOW you won’t want to be around after the Rapture when there is no salt and no light when Christ will allow a Christ-despising world the opportunity to see just what hell their liberal secular humanist socialist ideology apart from God will get them.

Meanwhile, the technology for “the mark of the beast” – the socialist big government totalitarian control over every single economic purchase on earth – is available whenever the Antichrist steps onto the scene.  We are moving toward a cashless society – well over 99% of all money transfer today is ALREADY cashless.  And with that move, along with the microchipping of individuals, Antichrist truly WILL be able to control every single purchase on earth so that no human can buy or sell without the mark.

Look up, brothers and sisters in Christ, for the day of your redemption is truly drawing nigh.

The beast is coming, as I’ve been saying, and the American people have foolishly and wickedly made sure his coming would be swift by voting for the beast’s Useful-Idiot-in-Chief, Barack Obama.

The Ultimate Moral Problem Characterizing The Democrat Party

February 17, 2014

The Democrat Party is the party of sodomite worship in America, bringing on the full wrath of God according to the Book of Romans Chapter One.  Don’t be deceived: the argument that “God is love,” and therefore God would never be against a man’s love of sodomizing another man is obscene.  Because while God IS love, the ultimate characteristic of God is HOLINESS.  The Bible never says that God is “love, love, love.”  Instead we have the threefold repetition, the ultimate Hebrew intensifier, that God is “holy, holy, holy.”    And a holy God cannot tolerate SIN and judges sin.  And in fact, without judgment of sin there can be no “love.”  Consider what would happen if you had a “loving police department” that refused to punish criminals because that would be unloving: you would have literal hell on earth in your town as evil and hate triumphed over good.  God MUST judge sin or He isn’t God.  And homosexuality is sin according to God’s Word.  But the Democrat Party – as the party of giant human government in defiance of God – believes it stands in judgment of God and everything and everyone else.

The Democrat Party is the party of the murder of more than fifty-five MILLION innocent human beings – making them more than nine times more monstrous than the Nazis – again in crystal clear contrast to the teaching of the sanctity of innocent human life according to Psalm 139:13-16 and numerous other scriptures.  Do  you want to know why our Social Security system is going to collapse?  Because Democrats have systematically murdered what now amounts to one-sixth of our entire population and more than HALF of today’s American workforce, that’s why.  Now we have an increasingly large elderly population and the young workers who were supposed to provide for them with current taxes are DEAD because of the moral crime of abortion.  And you can thank Democrats for every single murdered unborn child in America.

Jesus nailed the essence of the Democrat Party when He said, “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44).  And we have 55 million murdered babies, based on lies from hell.  Because right from the beginning, Democrats supported the murder of babies leading up to 1973 and the wickedness of Roe v. Wade.  And sure enough, that evil decision was based entirely on lies, as the liberal ACLU lawyer perpetuated a dishonest story about “Sally Roe” having been gang-raped in order to manufacture the worst-case scenario when it was an outright lie.  In fact, we learn that BOTH the ACLU attorneys for Norma McCorvey (Roe) and Sandra Cano (Doe) in the most famous abortion cases surrounded their cases with lies from their father, the devil.

You think about these (literally godawful) bumper sticker slogans that liberals “think” in: “It’s my body.”  BULLCRAP.  Every single CELL of an unborn baby’s body is different from the mother’s; it is NOT her body.  Democrats lie.  Let’s go through the taxonmic system that classifies every single living thing with our unborn baby: That “fetus” (which is Latin for “unborn child” by the way) is classified as Kingdom-Animal; Phylum-chordata; Class-Mammalia; Order-Primate; Family-Hominid; Genus-Homo; and Species-Sapiens.  Just like every human being whose life is precious.  That is a unique individual human being you are murdering.  Or, “Pro-child, pro-choice.”  And the correct response to that one is, “Pro-Jew, pro-Nazi.”  You don’t “help” somebody by murdering them.  Or that particularly morally idiotic slogan, “A woman’s right to choose.”  Choose to do WHAT?  Do women have the right to choose to drive their cars into crowds of people?  Why do women have the right to murder their babies?  Why don’t fathers have that right, too?  Oh, that’s right, because it’s supposedly a woman’s body, right?  Even though it isn’t.  What has happened to the family because of this demonic lie?  How have men responded to the Democrat lie, “You are not the father of anything.”  At the moment of conception, and as long as Democrats want that baby dead, it’s NOT a baby; it’s a non-human lump of inanimate goop.  And so “fathers” CAN’T be “fathers.”  Because if we truly give you the right of “fatherhood” you’d have a say in whether your baby is MURDERED or not.  Instead, men somehow BECOME “fathers” only if and when a “mother” decides NOT to murder her child – because Democrats, BEING Democrats, need a “fall guy” to pin the blame on and force somebody else to pay for that “fetus” that suddenly is a “child” after, all.  And it’s all based entirely on lies straight from the ugliest part of hell.

And THAT is how Democrats murdered the family, by turning men into indifferent bystanders whose children can be murdered right in front of them and their only right is “the right” to like it.

And that attitude of using lies to deceive people into liberalism is typical, as we just found out with ObamaCare and a president who told “the lie of the year” to see his evil socialist takeover of the health care system based entirely on his lies.

The Democrat Party is the party of the ugliest racism.  Just look at which side fought a war to free the slaves and which side fought to keep blacks in the chains of bondage; then look at which party began the Ku Klux Klan as its terrorist wing; then look at which party (hint: under Woodrow Wilson) REsegregated blacks from government service and the military after the other party (that would be the Republicans) DEsegregated military and government service; then consider which party had its national convention so completely dominated by the aforementioned Ku Klux Klan that it was called “Klanbake.”  Look it up.  And then consider how tired the constant charges of “racism” are from this bunch of racist race-baiting thugs.

The Democrat Party is the party of true evil.

But there’s a deeper reason that the Democrat Party is so evil.  And that is because it is the party of naked contempt for God and for religion, as seen in its determination to impose a “separation of church and state.”  All of the above flows from the Democrat Party’s hatred of and contempt for God.

As Democrats have increasingly successfully separated America from her God, they have replaced God with something else: the State.

It’s interesting: I’ve come across speeches in which presidential candidates of the Democrat Party including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and many others have butchered the Bible trying to justify socialism.

But the Bible actually WARNS mankind about the dangers of socialism.  Just read Genesis Chapter Eleven (after understanding the key biblical difference between bricks and stones) and 1 Samuel Chapter Eight, where God warns us repeatedly “the king will TAKE.”  Are we to help the poor?  Of course we are.  But WE are to help the poor OURSELVES; not empower a vast welfare state to do it for us.

For the record, to any who has ears to hear, no, Jesus was not a socialist.

Israel was to care for the poor because Israel at that point was a THEOCRACY.  And in the New Testament, it is the Church and ONLY the Church that is called upon to help the poor.  Liberals strip religion’s benefit of humanity away when they “separate church from state” and then REPLACE God WITH their “State.”

The Democrat Party is the party of Marxism.  Karl Marx believed and enacted the same policy toward God and the State: which is why “separation of God and state” is NOWHERE to be found in the U.S. Constitution but IS found in the Constitution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.  Marx called religion the “opiate of the masses” because he wanted the people to rise up in a spirit of hate and rage and class envy but instead they were content.  And he didn’t want them to be content any more than modern Democrats want the people to be content.  That is why both Marx and Obama have done what they have done.

Marx didn’t want to follow God; he wanted to BE God through the totalitarian imposition of his State.  He wanted to decide who wins and who loses, who gets rewarded and who gets punished, who lives and who dies.

That’s the same spirit that Democrats have demonstrated when they passed ObamaCare “to control the people.”

What has the Democrat Party done?  They have exploited “separation of church and state” to purge religion from government and from society.  Even as they pushed their true God – the human State – into near total totalitarian power.  They hate God and seek to limit Him and make the people godless even as they impose THEIR god onto society.  And ultimately, they will get their demonic way in the form of the coming Antichrist, the beast, who will be the ULTIMATE big government liberal.

And that is why Democrats are so evil today.

God Keeps Telling Me: ‘Trust Me’ (Especially When Things Aren’t Going The Way You Think They Should)

February 13, 2014

When God tries to get your attention, He has a way of making Himself heard.

I have recently gone through a few experiences in which God has beamed it into my brain that He is trustworthy and that I need to turn over my circumstances – and even harder yet my expectations – to Him.

And what can I say?  Sometimes I’m something of a slow learner.

I related my story involving my ruptured biceps tendon and the surgery that I (finally!) had to reattach it.  And how God inserted Himself into the story at certain key moments before finally, gloriously coming through beyond anything I had been hoping for.  I say that last because I had heard the attending surgeon tell me that it was too late to do the surgery and that the way I damaged my tendon – the MRI indicated that it had been torn strand by strand by strand – made the outcome questionable at best from the outset.  He had compared my tendon to spaghetti that had been left out too long.  And on top of that, over time a tendon will shorten and contract and slip down the arm making it difficult if not impossible for a surgeon to find as he literally slices his way down the arm looking for the ruptured end.

In my mind, if this tendon could even BE reattached, I had already counted it a miracle.

And so, imagine my joy and surprise when I woke up from surgery to hear the surgeon tell me that he couldn’t explain it, had never heard about it happening before, but somehow my tendon had become caught or hung-up on the bone.  And as a result of that “coincidence” my tendon had NOT shortened and they did NOT have to slice down my arm to find it.  It was right where it was supposed to be, such that the minimum three-inch incision they told me I’d have is half that long and the two-hour surgery that was scheduled took 45 minutes.  And surprised a surgeon.  And somehow, that tendon that the attending surgeon said was probably inoperable was in good shape.

In my write-up, I pointed out my belief that if we could just know how things would turn out in the end, we wouldn’t mind going through the “adventure” of a difficult process.  But instead of trusting that everything will work out, we become fearful.  And get bogged down in complaining about every unpleasant new development.

Well, I had another such experience with God last night.  And I didn’t even have to go through surgery this time to receive my lesson.  Which you have to agree is an improvement.

As a result of the reattachment surgery, riding a heavy cruiser motorcycle is a bad idea.  I’m not supposed to be lifting anything for a while, and pushing and pulling on those handlebars is a definite no-no for a while.  When I asked the surgeon how long before I could ride my bike again, he said, “I can’t tell you.  I’ve never been asked that question before.”  He’ll get back to me on that one.

So I dusted off my old car that I have kept as a stand-by and got it running again.

“It” is a giant Pontiac 4-door luxury car from the early 1970s with a giant 455 cubic inch engine that is blissfully unaware whether it is going uphill or downhill.

I’m a motorcycle guy through and through.  So I like to have a nice bike – and a car for when “a nice bike” won’t due (such as when I need to bring home lumber or something that my saddlebags just won’t handle).  The last time I drove the car I’d taken my dog to the vet for her shots.  And for the record it’s getting close to time to get her shots again.

Well, anyway, the fuel gauge float got stuck in the gas tank, and when I put gas in, it started working again – but we don’t really know how reliable it is yet.  And you know how fuel gauges are in general: no two are alike.  So I really didn’t know my fuel situation.  I knew I was low on gas, but based on my looking over how much I’d put in the tank versus how many miles the odometer recorded, I figured I should have had enough to get around for a little while.

Or not.

I went to my gym last night, and was among the last people to leave when it closed at 10 p.m.  The janitor admired my car for several minutes - it’s a “cherry” with only 62,000 total/original miles - and we chatted about the old car and old cars in general for a little while.

When I started her up, she seemed fine.  But when I put her in gear, she kind of hesitated in a way that told me something wasn’t right.  But I didn’t connect the dots.

It turned out that I was so low on gas that even had I driven straight to the closest gas station, I would have run empty.  And it’s probably for the best, as I would have run out of gas on the main drag at night.  But as it was, instead of trying to make the gas station, oblivious me turned the other way to go home.

The car sputtered and stalled as I was in the left lane of a two-lane road.  I started her up again and she had JUST enough gas to make it to the curb before dying for good.

Continuing in “oblivious” mode, I tried to crank her over a couple of times.  No dice.  Fortunately I ended up RIGHT under a nice bright street light.  Which in my bankrupt city is actually sort of a miracle in and of itself.

Now I realize I’m in a little bit of trouble.  Because all I had was my driver’s license.  No phone.  No money.

I need gas, but I’ve got no way to call and no way to pay for it.

What else could I do but get out the gas can and start walking toward the closest gas station?  I was hoping I could persuade the gas station to keep my I.D. in exchange for a couple of gallons until I could come back with money.

But as it turned out I ran into ONE guy.  And I recognized him from my gym.  I didn’t know him, but what the heck: I asked him if he had five dollars I could borrow until Friday.

I got the sense that this guy was dirt poor, and that five dollars was a significant sum of money.  But he looked at me – holding my gas can and probably wearing an extra-pathetic look on my face – and he handed me a five dollar bill.

Thank God.  That’s one hurdle leaped over.

It was probably a mile walk to the gas station.  Which meant a mile walk back.  I looked at the receipt for my gas and noticed it was quarter to eleven as I started back.

It occurred to me that I might need to prime the carburetor.  So I was on the lookout for some kind of container that would hold gasoline as opposed to typical plastic that would have dissolved had I poured gas into it.  I didn’t find anything on the way, but as I was walking I noticed one of those little alcohol bottles that they serve on airplanes.  I picked it up.  It was glass.

Thank God.  Another hurdle crossed.  Maybe pathetically crawled over, but cleared.

Putting gas in my tank is never a joyful experience.  Because some brilliant engineer had decided that it would be really smart to put the gas filler tube behind the license plate underneath the rear bumper.  Even when you’re using the fuel hose at the gas station, gassing up is akin to a giraffe trying to drink water from a lake.  It is just AWKWARD.

Was the tube on my gas can long enough to reach into the filler tube?  Don’t be silly.  Of COURSE it wasn’t.

I rummaged through the trunk, saying my prayers.  I found a funnel that was JUST BARELY long enough to allow me to pour the gas into the tank’s filler tube.

It was particularly awkward as I had one functioning arm.  Remember, I just had surgery a little over a week ago and I was told in no uncertain terms DON’T DO ANYTHING STUPID.  In fact, just don’t do anything with that arm for a while.

But I got the gas in.

Another hurdle less than gracefully leaped over.

I saved a little bit of gas at the end to put in my glass container that had been tossed by some wino who had unknowingly served as an agent of divine provision.  I was really hoping I wouldn’t need it.  If I had to prime that carb, it meant lifting my hood.  And the hood on that car weighs, well, probably more than your whole CAR does.  The thing is metal and it is massive.

I tried repeatedly to start the car, trying to let it turn over long enough to let the mechanical fuel pump do it’s job but not so long that I flood it.

It was a precarious balance.  And I erred on the side of flooding.

One of my problems at this point was the fact that – in addition to not having a phone or money – I didn’t have a watch.  I had no idea how to gauge how long between trying to turn the car over and how long was long enough to wait before trying to turn it over again.

Anyway.  I couldn’t get it started.  I realized I would have to prime the carburetor.

It is at this point in the story where I might relate that I have a rather badly torn rotator cuff in the arm that I DIDN’T have surgery on.  I was supposed to have surgery on that arm first, but Mr. Biceps Tendon decided to declare independence and that meant having surgery on that arm instead.  Anyway, suffice it to say it was something of a challenge to get that hood open.

Another hurdle.  Clearing them more and more feebly, but getting over them.

Well, there was a couple of ounces of gas.  I tried to use as little as possible in that giant 4-barrel, with the thought that I might have to try this trick a couple of times.

And sure enough, the first time it didn’t catch, the second time it almost started, the third time it started but immediately died.

And I was down to less than an ounce of gas.  One last attempt.

Now, don’t think that I hadn’t already been praying.  But I was down to one last prayer here.

I should probably tell you at this point that situations like this don’t tend to bring out the best in me.  In fact, if I had to have my life broadcast on a big screen for all my friends and family to see, this type of situation would have been like second from the very bottom on my list of “please don’t let anyone see that” moments.  If I’m not shouting or screaming in frustration, well, I’m whining in a high-pitched voice that would be beyond embarrassing if it were coming out of the mouth of a little girl, let alone a grown man.

But I never did that last night.  I took the steps I needed to take, and just kept praying and hoping for the best.

So here I was, down to my last half ounce of gas and my last attempt to start the car before walking three miles home through the desert in the dark.  And I said to the Lord, “If you want me to walk home, I will walk home.  If you want that car to start, it will start.  It is up to You, Lord.  You are in control here.  And I will be more joyful if I’m driving home, but if I have to walk home, I will be open to whatever you have for me as I walk home.”

And I turned the key for the last time.

And the engine roared to life as if it had never been hibernating for the past hour while I tried desperately to start it.

I replaced the air box lid and shut the giant hood and climbed back into the car and drove home.

And the thing that occurred to me was how JOYFUL I was.

God had delivered me.  Oh, He had taught me a lesson in patience.  He had taught me a lesson in trusting Him beyond my circumstances.  But here I was driving home.

I realized something: let’s say the “ideal” happened and I’d made it home to begin with.  I would have got home two hours earlier, true.  But I wouldn’t have been able to experience the joy of that engine coming to life after all the seemingly futile effort and all the seemingly crushed hope.

I realized it’s worth going through a hard time just to watch God come through for you.  Because I was JOYFUL that I was driving home in the dark rather than walking on my very bad knees.

I know as I write this that an atheist would compare my prayers and my thanking God for the car starting to my rubbing a rabbit’s foot and attributing my success to my lucky charm.

I also know that if you’re inclined to see God, you can find Him EVERYWHERE.  And if you’re not, you won’t find Him anywhere.

And I know that I wouldn’t trade my joy that some how, in some way, the Creator of the entire universe was looking down upon me, and teaching me, and caring for me, and ultimately delivering me, for ANYTHING.

And so I say what I said last night as I was driving home, thinking about how a guy with no money and no phone and a two bad arms and two bad knees managed to make it home: thank you, Lord.

God is trying to tell me that I need to trust Him regardless of my circumstances and just count on Him in spite of anything that happens.  And I had this thought: I considered the child whose parents never made time for him, for whom even negative attention is better than no attention at all.  And I thank my God for giving me His attention – even if it DOES come down to a long walk home in the dark.

Hopefully, the next time I go through a trial – and I WILL go through another trial – I will remember how this one turned out.

Ultimately, I’m gong to be with my Lord Jesus in heaven.  What on earth should I be complaining about when I’ve got that kind of eternal future in store for me???

 

 

Beautiful Lyrics: Hope Has Hands

February 11, 2014

I had some of these lyrics read to me as poetry and discovered a beautiful song about the Lord Jesus:

Hope Has Hands by the Hoppers

In search of a child they travel so far
Led by a star to a place of joy
Now the wise men tell a beautiful story
Describing the glory of a baby boy

Hope has hands
Freedom has feet
Truth will stand
The Word will speak
The holy and lowly will finally embrace
For love has a heartbeat
And grace has a face

Compassion has a tear
Joy has a laughter
And here ever after peace has a smile
Redemption’s blood has veins to flow in
A temple to glow in
Light is a child

Hope has hands
Freedom has feet
Truth will stand
the world will sleep
The holy and lowly will finally embrace
For love has a heartbeat
And grace has a face

The holy and lowly will finally embrace
For love has a heartbeat
Love has a heartbeat
And grace has a face
Amen.  Grace has a face.  And that face belongs to Jesus.

One of the things that often occurs to me is the beauty of Christianity.  Hymns that glorify Christ and “Christ figure” themes that dominate music and literature abound.  Where, in miserable contrast, is the great music celebrating the wondrous joy of atheism?


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