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From American Power Blog at: http://americanpowerblog.blogspot.com/
Sad But True
American evangelicals enjoy posting pictures of their swanky church buildings online. These evangelical churches typically expend great effort and spare little expense to make their worship and gathering facilities intriguing and relevant.
As megachurches build out, they’re under greater culturally-imposed pressure to make each of their satellites a little hipper and that much more relevant than the last. They’ve gotta reach people, you know? Who wants to visit a boring-looking church with lame fonts and hymnals? The ancient church’s mission is relegated to the backburner. They are now primarily seeker-friendly.
These churches are very proud of themselves when they’ve completed a remodel. For hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions of dollars, wouldn’t you be? They’re excited to get the pictures on Facebook and in the paper to show off the building, which is always charming and dreamy. It looks happily air-conditioned and they’ve got snacks! And it probably still smells like drywall. I want to visit it. I bet I’d feel like no terrorist could get me there.
In order for a Christian church to spend that kind of money on this type of thing some substantial cognitive dissonance must be in effect. Ghettos and homelessness are in the same communities as each revamped state-of-the-art church building. In the south, the poor and homeless tend to stay safely away from the middle and upper classes which makes them easier not to think about. On the coasts, poverty and homelessness are usually on the same block as awesome new church buildings that have security systems and espresso in the lobby. In either case, it’s super easy to stay away from the poor and needy or just step over them on your way to church. Same goes double for the rest of the week. Just like Jesus said to do. Glory to God!
Rick Warren Trying to Do What Cannot Be Done: Unite Christianity and islam – They Are Diametrically Opposed – allah is Not The Same as Jehovah
Rick Warren is a heretical, blaspheming agent of evil. For a man who has made himself into an eight-figure millionaire off of quasi-Christian entertainment and pop-psychology, you would THINK that MAYBE he would sit down and, oh, I dunno, READ? You would think that a man in his position, if he was truly concerned about Jesus – and I mean the Real Jesus, Jesus Christ, true God and true Man – not the abstract philosophical construct that Warren has created inside his head, made his “special imaginary friend”, and named “jesus”. No, I’m not talking about Warren’s imaginary friend/cash cow “jesus”. I’m talking about the Real Jesus, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity who went to the Cross for Warren – the Real Jesus who Warren wouldn’t know, or frankly care about, and has no problem whatsoever equating with the single most evil pagan deity ever conceived, just so Warren can advance his own evil cult, line his own pockets, and let’s be honest – position himself with the media for the lucre of political office down the road. You would think that Warren would actually give enough of a crap to sit down and make DAMN SURE that he wasn’t, you know, WRONG about equating Jesus to . . . ANYONE or ANYTHING.
Warren is so stupid, and so consumed with lust for money and power that he is willing to state that “allah” is the same as the Triune Godhead. Jesus Christ being the Second Person of the Triune Godhead is therefore, according to Warren, “allah”. Okay, Warren, you nauseating Judas. How do you explain Jesus saying the following things, because that is what you are arguing, you skidmark on the bathtowel of Christendom:
Say: ‘Praise be to allah who has never begotten a son; who has no partner in his kingdom. (Koran 17:111)
Allah will say: ‘Jesus, son of Mary, did you ever say to mankind ‘Worship me and my mother as gods besides allah?’ ‘Glory to You,’ he will answer, ‘how could I ever say that to which I have no right?” (Koran 5:114) [Mary never has been and never will be worshiped as God, BTW. This is boilerplate anti-Christian dumbassery.]
Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends. (Koran 5:51)
The only true faith in allah’s sight is islam. (Koran 3:19)
How shall I bear a child,’ she [Mary] answered, ‘when I am a virgin…?’ ‘Such is the will of allah,’ he replied. ‘That is no difficult thing for him…God forbid that allah himself should beget a son!…Those who say: ‘The Lord of Mercy has begotten a son,’ preach a monstrous falsehood…” (Koran 19:12, 29, 88)
Fight against such as those to whom the Scriptures were given [Jews and Christians]…until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued. (Koran 9:27)
Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive, and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. (Koran 9:5)
And they deceived and allah deceived, and allah is the best of the deceivers. (Koran 3:54)
I could go on and on and on.
The miserable, blaspheming con artist Warren needs to be confronted and FORCED to explain how EXACTLY it is that JESUS CHRIST could simultaneously be both the Second Person of the Triune Godhead and the faux-deity “allah”, to whom every syllable above is attributed as the perfect word of allah – who again, Warren insists and openly proclaims is THE SAME BEING as Jesus Christ.
As a person who has found myself with hundreds of thousands of people reading and listening to what I say, please understand the gravity of these words:
IF YOU ARE GOING TO RUN YOUR MOUTH IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE, MOST ESPECIALLY ABOUT MATTERS RELATING TO CHRIST, HIS CHURCH, AND THE MEANS OF THE SALVATION OF MEN’S SOULS, YOU HAD DAMN SURE BETTER KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT, AND YOU HAD DAMN SURE BETTER THINK THROUGH THE SIMPLE, RUDIMENTARY LOGIC AND REASON OF WHAT YOU ARE SAYING. TO FAIL TO DO SO IS TO PLAY GAMES WITH MEN’S SOULS, AND THE GAME PLAYERS WILL BE HELD TO ACCOUNT, AND GOD’S PERFECT AND ETERNAL JUSTICE WILL BE DONE UPON THEM.
To whom much is given, much will be required, indeed.
But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that scandals come: but nevertheless woe to that man by whom the scandal cometh. And if thy hand, or thy foot scandalize thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee. It is better for thee to go into life maimed or lame, than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into everlasting fire. And if thy eye scandalize thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee. It is better for thee having one eye to enter into life, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.Matthew 18:6-10
Christ uses the viscerally disturbing and frightening imagery of drowning and severing and gouging parts of one’s own body to smack us and shake us into comprehending the enormous gravity of heresy. Rick Warren needs to be run out of town on a proverbial rail, not only for the good of the people whom he is leading astray, and to put a stop to his treasonous collusion with the forces of evil, but also for his own good.
And now you also know where I picked up my brutal rhetorical style. Better to offend some delicate sensibilities than to watch anyone be lost to hell for lack of comprehension.
From Ann Barnhardt: http://barnhardt.biz/
Found at Atlas Shrugs: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/
Robert Spencer works out the logical questions arising from Obama’s enforcement of Sharia law regarding the treatment of the quran in Afghanistan:
Madness has overtaken Washington, and the world. Every day this past week has brought fresh reports of more people murdered in Afghanistan over the burning of some copies of the Qur’an at Bagram Airfield. In response, every day new apologies come from American officials. Barack Obama, Leon Panetta, the commander of NATO troops in Afghanistan, General John Allen, and others have all issued abject apologies to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the “noble people of Afghanistan,” and everyone else in sight.
Even the most minor of officials are getting into the act: Peter Lavoy, acting assistant secretary of defense for Asia and Pacific security affairs, scraping the bottom of the barrel for a suitable object for his abject submission, apologized to Muslims in the Washington, D.C. area.
Some have rightly skewered Obama and his cohorts for their cowardice and eagerness to appease the Afghan mobs, especially as the death toll steadily mounts. No one, however, has noted the most remarkable aspect of this entire episode: the United States Government has, no questions asked, eagerly embraced Islamic law (Sharia) regarding the treatment of the Qur’an, and assured the Afghans that it will be enforced.
In his apology letter to Karzai, Obama said that the Qur’an-burning was “inadvertent,” but that nevertheless “we will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, including holding accountable those responsible.”
If it was “inadvertent,” why does Obama intend to hold them accountable? Accidents will happen. If he is going to adopt Sharia to the extent that he thinks that anyone should be held accountable for this at all, is he going to adopt Sharia punishments for this “crime” as well? Will he have the U.S. soldiers whom he finds to be responsible for the Qur’an-burning beheaded?
If not, why not?
If burning the Qur’an is now a crime for Americans, and we are thus now subject to Islamic law, how much Sharia are we under? To what extent have we capitulated? Where does Obama draw the line, if anywhere?
Will there be stonings of adulteresses, amputations of the hands of thieves, and beheadings of apostates from Islam and blasphemers of Muhammad on the Mall? If you think these are absurd questions, consider that these are all elements of the same Islamic law that Obama has now vowed to enforce in regard to the burning of the Qur’an. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Clinton has held a closed-door meeting with the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in order to discuss strategies for enforcing Sharia restrictions on free speech regarding Islam in Western countries. Obama’s Justice Department has gone to court more than once to compel American businesses and educational institutions to change the way they operate in order to accommodate particularities of Islamic law and practice.
What will be the outcome of all this? No one knows or cares, because even conservative news outlets are now bowing to delicate Islamic sensibilities and dropping coverage of jihad news. It’s over ten years since 9/11, and nothing much has happened since then, right? And there is so very much election coverage to be gotten to.
Never mind that the jihad’s continued advance is best illustrated by Obama’s eagerness to appease, and by the collective Western failure to stand up and say what should be said to what General Allen called the “noble people of Afghanistan”: “What madness has overtaken you? None of the people you have killed ever burned a Qur’an. And are your Allah and your Muhammad so fragile that the burning of one copy, or even a few copies, of a book of which millions and millions of copies exist, really hurts them so much that you think killing people who had nothing to do with it is a proper response? No killing is appropriate in this case, even of those who did this. You people have gone mad. All decent people should rise and condemn you.”
The jihad terrorists who struck America on 9/11 were doing so in order to weaken the U.S. to the extent that eventually our free society would surrender to the rule of Islamic law. And now it is happening – but as the OIC’s agenda of stifling every critical word about Islam also advances apace in the U.S., fewer and fewer people will know about it. How will they find out? The Left is complicit, and the Right is afraid to tell them.
Has the conquest of a great nation ever been this easy?
The Obama presidency has turned the American Social Contract on its head.
In this election cycle, one noticeable phenomenon is how the Republican presidential candidates are emphasizing our country’s founding principles — liberty and freedom — more than in any campaign in the modern political era. Each speaks often of the Declaration of Independence. Citing articles of the Constitution is commonplace.
The president’s record of evoking such themes stands in stark contrast. In his State of the Union address, for example, our president made only one perfunctory reference to the Constitution and then went on to misquote it.
In his campaign speeches, the president carefully co-opts key Republican themes like reducing debt and deficits, exploiting natural gas, making teachers accountable and reducing regulation. Yet, in these acts of political triangulation, he sees no value in pre-empting Republican rivals on basic American principles imbedded in our founding documents.
An Internet search for examples of Obama advocating for liberty and economic freedom is futile. They don’t exist. Odd for man who was once a professor of constitutional law.
So, why is the president so silent while his adversaries are so vocal?
The answer lies in the president’s own words. In the 2008 campaign he said he was seeking to “fundamentally transform” America. Indeed he is, and this transformation is directed squarely at American Exceptionalism.
The Declaration of Independence was the original American Social Contract. In it, the detail of King George’s “abuses and usurpations” laid the predicate for our Exceptionalism in a simple and provocative formula the world had never experienced:
Power would reside with commoners, not kings. The people’s representatives would be entrusted with it. Government would be limited and lent to representatives, not vested, with payment on the loan due periodically via elections. Limited government, principally for national protection, would free individuals to pursue their dreams as they wished, and the collective pursuit of these individual dreams would create a great and prosperous nation.
The Contract’s counterparties are the government and the governed; it has no legal authority; its validity is derived from the Creator; and the terms of the Contract are simple: power is lent in return for accountability back to the lender, the people.
Legal contracts have an outlet in the courts for dispute resolution. The only avenue for redress of violations of our Social Contract is protest and political upheaval. And this is precisely what the president has wrought.
Read the rest at American Spectator: http://spectator.org/archives/2012/02/27/american-exceptionalism-under
The government’s pending (2016) 35.5 MPG CAFE fuel economy requirements — which for the first time apply to trucks as well as passenger cars — are going to make it very difficult for any automaker to sell trucks in volume in this country.
Ford has just dropped the compact-size Ranger from its U.S. model lineup — making it the first CAFE casualty — and I predict that larger trucks are on the endangered species list now, too. Just as large V-8/RWD sedans were almost completely killed off as mass-market vehicles by the original — and far less punitive — CAFE requirements that went into effect a quarter century ago.
Even a small truck with a four-cylinder engine will have a hard time averaging 35.5 MPG. To get there, the truck would need to be capable of 40 MPG on the highway and 30 MPG in city driving. There are only a handful of economy cars that achieve 40 MPG on the highway right now. Trucks do worse, MPG-wise, because they’re heavier (to be able to do work such as pull a trailer or carry a pallet of bricks in the bed), less aerodynamic, in part because they need to ride higher off the ground than a car — and often, ride on M/S-rated tires that have higher rolling resistance than standard passenger car radials. Fuel efficiency takes a back seat to capability.
The just-canceled Ranger managed 23 city, 27 highway — so, about 25 MPG average. For a truck, that’s not bad. But Ford would have had to get another 10 MPG out of Ranger to make the CAFE cut — and avoid CAFE fines. I suspect Ford dropped the Ranger from its U.S. product portfolio because it realizes that getting a truck (any truck) to achieve 40 on the highway and 30 in city-type driving will probably — almost certainly — require:
• A dramatic reduction in weight via the use of composites rather than steel while maintaining the same level of crashworthiness.
• Very high-efficiency turbodiesel engines or other advanced technology, such as a hybrid powertrain.
• Significant reduction in power/capability.
All of which will increase the cost of the vehicle, perhaps to the extent that it is no longer economically viable to manufacturer. The Ranger got nixed first in part because it’s a lower-on-the-totem-pole model than the best-selling F-Series. But CAFE is gunning for the F-truck, too. It gets considerably poorer fuel economy than the Ranger, which will make it that much harder (read, economically untenable) to achieve compliance with the 35.5 MPG CAFE diktat.
Even the government’s own estimates of the costs imposed by CAFE so far are startling high: $2.4 billion — and that was back in 2003, when the Congressional Budget Office issued its report, The Economic Costs of Fuel Economy Standards Versus a Gasoline Tax. Mind, the $2.4 billion referenced by CBO assumed the old CAFE standard of 27.5 MPGs, not the recently enacted 35.5 MPG standard — which also for the first time applies to trucks. The old CAFE standard was much more lenient, with a separate — and higher — CAFE peg for “light trucks.” The CBO study also noted, presciently, that “unit sales of light trucks would ultimately decline about twice as much as would those of cars.”
So what will the new 35.5 MPG standard cost us?
Automotive Fleet Magazine, an industry journal, estimates it will add at least another $1,000 to the sticker price of every new vehicle sold and $52 billion cumulatively.
And don’t forget : CAFE does not stop at 35.5 MPG by 2016. Chief Engineer Obama pushed for — and got — a further bump to between 47 and 62 MPG by 2025.
Want to take a guess what that will cost?
The Chevy Volt sort-of electric car gives us a clue.
It is capable of operating on electricity alone for 20 or 30 miles at a stretch and so uses very little gas. It also has a sticker price of $40,000. Even with a massive federal subsidy of $7,500 the thing still costs about as much to buy as a new BMW 3 series or similar entry luxury-vehicle. It’s thus a toy, or at best, an engineering concept. Whatever you’d like to call it, it’s not economical — and few people, other than affluent people, can afford to buy one. It is doubtful GM would have even produced the Volt for retail sale absent the PR value — and, of course, government subsidies.
With trucks, it’s even worse, because to a great extent the market for such vehicles is middle and working class. There are people in San Francisco and Washington with $200k annually incomes who will buy the Volt. But how many $40k-per-year electricians will be willing or even able to plunk down $30,000 for a “high efficiency” compact truck, as outlined above? Hence Ford’s decision to pull the Ranger from its U.S. model lineup — while continuing to sell it in other countries where there is no CAFE law.
It’s an impossible situation for the car companies. You can’t have both very high fuel economy and the capability people expect at a reasonable cost, while also meeting all the government’s existing crashworthiness standards, too.
The latter is especially interesting because, for the first time, two mutually exclusive government edicts — one relating to fuel economy, the other relating to crashworthiness — are coming into obvious conflict. It would be relatively easy to chop a few hundred pounds off the typical truck and without doing anything else, score a significant increase in fuel economy. It would also be possible, with a lower curb weight, to use a smaller (or less powerful) engine and still maintain approximately the same performance while further increasing fuel economy (by dint of the fact that a smaller, less powerful engine would use less fuel). This would also have the happy effect of lowering the price of the vehicle since it costs nothing to remove weight, or equipment that adds weight, such as the now-mandatory multiple air bags that all vehicles come equipped with.
But maintaining the vehicle’s compliance with existing and pending federal crashworthiness requirements while also significantly reducing its curb weight won’t be easily or cheaply done. It will probably require wholesale re-engineering of the vehicle, not merely replacing steel with high-strength, lightweight (and very expensive) composites. Major R&D will be involved and the end result, though possibly both “safe” and “efficient” will also cost a small fortune, just like the Chevy Volt.
The people on the top floor of the Ford building are not idiots. They’ve crunched the numbers. They see the future. There is none for the Ranger — and soon, bigger trucks, too. Bet your bippie GM and Chrysler are hip, too.
I predict it’s all over for trucks as mass-market vehicles.
We just don’t realize it yet.
About the Author
Eric Peters is an automotive columnist and author of Automotive Atrocities: The Cars You Love to Hate (Motor Books International) and a new book, Road Hogs.
FILTH: Obama Gives Tax-Payer Dollars For ‘Catholic Corpus Crucifix’ Immersed In Human Urine. Yet APOLOGIZES For Qu’ran Burning
Obama is a filthy, rotten, no good, sonofabitch. He is a MUSLIM. What the hell don’t people GET about that? Barack HUSSEINObama=Muslim.
I am not a Catholic, and I know very little about Catholicism, but my best friend, Mary, (who died in 2006) used to tell me all about the New Testament when we were kids, she was a charismatic -Catholic. If it were not for my friend Mary, I would probably just be atheist. I would not have turned to the Torah/Tanakh and I would have never heard the good news/Gospel, thus, my life would have been empty. My family was just not religious. I, personally am not into any form of organized religion.
BUT: You all read this.. . This is a TYRANT that is leading the show. The Catholic church is only the first they have targeted, your churchwill be next.
Obama is on his apology tour once again. Really, how many Muslims can read in that Country?
Burn a Virtual Koran Click Here. Already 237,755 burned.
From The Mad Jewess at: http://themadjewess.com/
MAKING THE WORLD SAFER FOR EIGHT DOLLAR A GALLON GAS
CBS News has this touching story of “actress” Lucy Lawless who will be climbing an oil drilling ship as part of her campaign for eight dollar a gallon gas.
The Associated Press on Friday that wind gusts were making it difficult to stay put but that she and the other protesters planned to stay there for “as long as we possibly can.” She said she had a “little bit” of food and some provisions with her.
Isn’t that so touching? It’s like she’s one of the little people suffering.
And then she goes back to her mansion, after the publicity photos are taken. And the people who actually just have “a little bit of food” have to choose between driving to work or feeding their families.
“I’ve got three kids. My sole biological reason for being on this planet is to ensure that they can flourish, and they can’t do that in a filthy, degraded environment,” she said. “We need to stand up while we still can.”
Greenpeace spokesman Nathan Argent said the ship was due to drill five exploratory wells during the Arctic summer.
There are two possibilities here. Either Lucy Lawless lives in the arctic and is worried about raising her kids among oil covered polar bears or she’s too stupid to know where the arctic is. I would bet on the second one myself.
Found at Sultan Knish: http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/
Posted by darcprynce
Fresh off blowing hot air at the press about the dire need to move U.S. energy dependence from oil to algae, President Barack “Downgrade” Obama today took daring steps, naming Batboy as the nation’s first Algae Czar.
In his first official decree, Batboy, who has lived openly in public for 27 years as Congresscriminal Henry Waxman from California, announced the president will issue an executive order later today to create the Dental Algae Reclamation Project, to be funded by confiscated tax returns of the 1%.
“Never before in our history has it been more important to explore alternative energy, what with vast deposits of natural gas that must remain in the earth in order to hasten the prophecy of Atlas Shrugged and the successful blocking of the Keystone XL pipeline to appease environmentalist voters in time for the 2012 election,” said WaxmanBatboy, who will continue to serve in Congress, since he doesn’t do anything there in the first place except try to take over the Internet so he can increase his bandwidth for viewing YouPorn videos of himself with The Wicked Witch of Congress.
The Dental Algae Reclamation Project will mandate that a lottery choose annual dental visits for all Americans, for the scraping of algae from their teeth. WaxmanBatboy said he and the 99% of Occupy Wall Street will be the first in line because they’ve “been storing enough algae in our mouths to fuel the nation for centuries.”
In other news, the Downgrade administration will also empanel a commission to study the efficacy of renewing the horse and buggy as the dominant mode of American transportation, how well fat liposuctioned from Michael Moore could provide fuel for gas lamps in 100 million American homes, and whether Obama darling and failed solar energy company Solyndra can use a new $535 million loan guarantee to convert the dead into food to offset the rising cost of grocery bills.
Solyndra Green is people!
From The Daley Gator at: http://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/
by 1389 on FEBRUARY 23, 2012
The Pennsylvania State Director of American Atheists, Inc., Mr. Ernest Perce V., was assaulted by a Muslim while participating in a Halloween parade. Along with a Zombie Pope, Ernest was costumed as Zombie Muhammad. The assault was caught on video, the Muslim man admitted to his crime and charges were filed in what should have been an open-and-shut case. That’s not what happened, though.
The defendant is an immigrant and claims he did not know his actions were illegal, or that it was legal in this country to represent Muhammad in any form. To add insult to injury, he also testified that his 9 year old son was present, and the man said he felt he needed to show his young son that he was willing to fight for his Prophet.
The case went to trial, and as circumstances would dictate, Judge Mark Martin is also a Muslim. What transpired next was surreal. The Judge not only ruled in favor of the defendant, but called Mr. Perce a name and told him that if he were in a Muslim country, he’d be put to death.
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It must be tough for my fellow atheists – so many of them stupidly think Christians are the boogeyman in the room. And what is it with alleged grown-ups parading around as zombies anyway?
It almost sounds like the makings of a joke: an atheist, a Muslim and the Mechanicsburg Halloween parade. But non-believers aren’t laughing about an attack and insist what’s really frightening is the way a district judge ruled on it.
The Atheists of Central Pennsylvania decided to walk in the Mechanicsburg Halloween parade. There was a zombie Pope and a zombie Muhammed. On YouTube, you can catch a scary moment. It’s dark and distorted, but a Muslim man comes off the curb extremely offended at Muhammed being depicted in this way.
“He grabbed me, choked me from the back, and spun me around to try to get my sign off that was wrapped around my neck,” said Ernie Perce, who donned the costume.
The Muslim man and Perce both called police to report a crime. Both kept walking, and a few blocks down found Sgt. Brian Curtis. He talked to both and came to this conclusion.
“Mr. Perce has the right to do what he did that evening, and the defendant in this case was wrong in confronting him,” he said.
Talaag Elbayomy was charged with harassment, but District Judge Mark Martin threw it out after criticizing Perce, the victim, and even calling him a “doofus.” The audio is also on YouTube.
Martin, who has done several tours of duty in the Middle East, said Perce would be put to death in those societies for his crime, but Perce wonders why that’s relevant in this country.
“He let a man who is Muslim, because of his preference of his culture and his way of life, walk free from an attack,” Perce said.
From 1389 Blog
The Zabaleen, which translates directly from Arabic as ‘Garbage People’ harvest and hand-sort 15,000 tons of waste every day,. This community of roughly 70,000 Coptic Christians, live and work in the most degrading conditions, sifting through trash and sorting it just to earn a few bucks a day. They face all kinds of discrimination from the Muslim majority, yet without them, Egyptians literally would be swimming in their own waste.
Last March, thousands of irate Muslims attacked Christians in Mokattam. At least 10 Christians were killed and nearly 100 were injured. The Mokattam tragedy was followed by more attacks, including the massacre of Christians last October by the Egyptian army at Cairo’s Maspero Square. “The Christians in the Middle East and in Egypt in general are now facing one of the most dangerous stages in their history,” says Mideast expert Walid Phares.
FOR DECADES, most of Cairo’s trash has been disposed of by the Zabaleen. These mostly Coptic Christian garbage collectors represent an informal economy that recycle up to 80 per cent of Cairo’s non-organic waste with the help of pigs.
But that all changed when the government slaughtered the Zabaleen’s pigs to stop swine flu. In spring 2009, at the height of the global swine flu epidemic – despite the fact that no Egyptians were affected – the authorities ordered the slaughter of all pigs in Egypt. The animal played an important role in Zabaleen’s recycling enterprise, consuming the organic waste created by Cairo’s 18 million residents and tourists. As a result of this, the living situation for the Zabbaleen has become even poorer even if they continue to breed pigs, illegaly.
Even so, children play in heaps of steaming waste and are at risk of contracting disease while the stretch of land at the base of Cairo’s Moqattam Mountain is an eyesore. Block after block of rubbish accumulates in every direction, on every rooftop, and along every street corner. And the stench is unbearable. It’s like a sickly sort of smell that just gets trapped in the back of your throat and makes your eyes water.
The Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists now dominate the lower house of parliament. Later this year, they’ll likely control the writing of a new constitution that could include elements of Sharia Islamic law. Coptic Christian activist Father Philopateer Gameel suggests Islamists want to deny Christians their rights as Egyptian citizens.
“They are trying to make us second class citizens,” he explained. “We hear a lot of accusations that Coptic Christians are not Egyptians.”
But Coptics lived and practiced their Christians faith in Egypt some 600 years before Islam. Arabs Muslims invaded Egypt in 640 A.D., forcing many Coptic Christians to convert or be killed. Waves of persecution and martyrdom have come against them ever since.
From Bare Naked Islam at: http://barenakedislam.com/
Found at Moonbattery: http://moonbattery.com/
The group that hired an anti-Muslim training organization to teach part of a seminar to police officers in Tennessee is defending itself against subsequent criticism by arguing that the media should really be focusing on Muslim groups like CAIR and ISNA that are trying to “infiltrate every phase of our society at every level” in order to “alter the mindset and agendas of our society for the overthrow of our Constitution and the implementation of Sharia Islamic Law.”
TPM Last week, the Tennessee Freedom Coalition released a defense of the seminar, in response to complaints from groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, and various other Islamic groups.
The blog post, written by TFC board member Jonna Bianco, explains that it is in response to those complaints and members of the media “that simply can’t seem to get their facts straight or the truth reported accurately.”
Earlier this week, a number of police officers in Murfreesboro, Tennessee attended a training seminar that was taught by John Guandolo of the Virginia-based Strategic Engagement Group (SEG). Guandolo has claimed, among other things, that Muslims should not get First Amendment rights, and in the seminar described how Islamic centers could be potential military compounds.
“This training is based on facts, court documents, and incontrovertible evidence,” Bianco writes in the statement. “This program does not contain any information which could be remotely construed as hate speech nor is any information provided or presented not accurate and true.”
But, Bianco continues, some of the information provided is “not popular.”
“These Islamic organizations simply rely upon their repeated threats and pressures of the local and national media and their political influence,” Bianco continues, “brought about by their financial contributions and fund raisers for various politicians over the past several years to try and discredit anyone who speaks out against Islam, their intentions, goals and objectives by calling them Islamophobists, bigots, racists, etc.”
The real threat, Bianco says, is not what SEG presented, but is in fact the influence CAIR and ISNA have in our society:
If you go to both of these groups’ own websites, you will clearly see their goals and objectives outlined for public view of their intent to infiltrate every phase of our society at every level, including but not limited to our education system beginning with our elementary schools under the guise of “cultural education” clear through to our Universities via their Muslim Students Associations, to government and political offices, law enforcement agencies on all fronts including local, state and federal; all for the purpose and with the clear intent to alter the mindset and agendas of our society for the overthrow of our Constitution and the implementation of Sharia Islamic Law.
“Islam believes that Shariah Law supersedes the U.S. Constitution and all must submit to Islam or pay the price,” Bianco writes, “which in most cases the ultimate price is death if you choose to not submit to Islam.”
The Tennessee Freedom Coalition is no stranger to hosting Islamophobe-friendly events. It once played host to anti-Islam Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders, who spoke at a free barbecue lunch. “I compare Islam not with Christianity and Judaism. I compare Islam with fascism and communism,” Wilders said at the event.
And the Executive Director of the TFC, Lou Ann Zelenik, made an unsuccessful bid for Congress in 2010, and used her opposition to the controversial plans to build a mosque in Murfreesboro as a central tenet of her campaign.
Guandolo himself is a former FBI agent who became as a speaker about the threat of Islamic terrorism, and he and SEG have run a number of these kinds of seminars in the past few years.
From Bare Naked Islam at: http://barenakedislam.com/
A Word to The Crazy Ass Mooslims.
Answer to the Karzai Question below.
By Nugene Culpepper
No, what needs to be done is for the United States, its leaders, its politicians, its military leaders, and the people of this great country to say to the damn Mooslims – Fuck off! We are not going to keep bowing down to your barbaric, inbred, perverted insanity. Why is one of our generals and now even the President of the greatest country in the world APOLOGIZING to these lunatics? They sould be apologizing to US – the people of our great nation and our great military who have given blood, sweat, tears, limbs, and lives, trying to “save” their so-called moderates (an oxymoron if there ever was one) from their crazy jihad terrorists. They are all one and the same. The president of Turkey said plainly: “There are NO moderate mooslims.” You people and your fucked up – so called evil, corrupt, perverted thing you call religion – need to grow up and shut the fuck up. We, here in America, are not going to keep kissing your ass and bowing down to you everytime you are “offended” which is everyday, 24 hours a day, because islam lives in a perpetual, constant state of offence. Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, atheists,and every other religion (which is every religion that is not yours) are tortured and killed every day and their houses of worship destroyed, their artifacts and history wiped out by YOU and yet when one or two of your so called “holy” books, which are filled with lies, are de-faced in any way – you go fucking crazy. Get real and go to hell which is where you are going and where you belong – if you do not wake up and repent and follow the Lord God Jehovah – The God of Israel and His Son – Jesus Christ. And if this does not sound very Christian like – tough shit. I am sick of your shit and sick of the United States of America bowing down to your ridiculous demands. The Bible is more holy that any book in islam and it is de-faced, burned, and ridiculed every day – yet not one Christian has ever, as a result, gone on a rampage and burned down a mosque or started killing mooslims. In 2009 the American military BURNED hundreds of Bibles that were in the possession of American soldiers in Afghanistan for “fear” they would upset and offend the damn mooslims. We should have said “Fuck you and your filthy, stinking, rotten country. You are all a bunch of barbaric, evil, ignorant, savages who do not deserve to live. You have no regard for human life or any human decency. You rape, torture, and throw acid on women who do not do what you command them to do and if that does not work – you kill them with impunity. This is the group of people that the United States and the world bows down to and does not “dare” to offend? Fuck You! You are offended already and will stay offended regardless of all the things the rest of the world tries to do to appease you. islam’s clearly stated goal is to take over the world and administer shariah law on all people. They will, and have already, killed millions who will not comply. What is there for thinking, reasonable, people of the west and our great Western Civilization not to understand? Remember – there is NOTHING civil, decent, dignified, moderate,or respectable about islam. I am sick – sick – sick of trying to appease them in any way. Fuck them and their evil, godless, perverted religion.
Piss off, Karzai.
KABUL — Afghanistan wants NATO to put on public trial those who burned copies of the Quran at a NATO base, President Hamid Karzai’s office said Thursday, after a third day of bloody protests over the incident.
It said NATO had agreed to a trial, but that could not be immediately confirmed.
Karzai had earlier accused a U.S. officer of “ignorantly” burning copies of the Quran, in an incident that has deepened anti-Western sentiment in a country NATO is trying to stabilize before foreign combat troops leave by the end of 2014.
Demonstrations have drawn thousands of angry Afghans to the streets, chanting “Death to America!” amid violence that has killed 11 people including two U.S. service personnel.
From Weasel Zippers at: http://weaselzippers.us/
King James Version (KJV)
1The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
You Rag-headed bastards just like to think it is yours.
Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.
Any More Questions You Bastard Sons Of Ishmael?
And these people are on the verge of going nuclear.
Via Daily Caller:
Iran’s economy is struggling because of crippling new restrictions on the country’s financial system, but no amount of sanctions will keep the mullahs from their headlong pursuit of nuclear weapons, which they hope will help usher in Islamic dominance of the world. The religious leaders believe it is their responsibility, as foreshadowed by the Quran, to bring about nuclear war to facilitate the coming of the last Islamic Messiah.
Two Iranian grand ayatollahs are now saying that the Earth will soon be under the feet of Muslims, as promised by the Quran.
The clerical establishment in Iran has long believed that the Islamic Revolution of 1979 was a sign by Allah that the end of times is near and that the duty and responsibility of the believers is to become ready for such an event. [...]
“The Quran is very clear that the inheritors of the Earth will be those of the righteous who represent the force of the truth against the force of the false,” Sobhani says. “The Quran is the proof that the world will be controlled and managed by the forces of truth and that there will be one government ruling everyone throughout the world.”
From Weasel Zippers at: http://weaselzippers.us/
Oddly absent was the lack of rampaging Christian mobs.
(CNN) — Military personnel threw away, and ultimately burned, confiscated Bibles that were printed in the two most common Afghan languages amid concern they would be used to try to convert Afghans, a Defense Department spokesman said Tuesday.
The unsolicited Bibles sent by a church in the United States were confiscated about a year ago at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan because military rules forbid troops of any religion from proselytizing while deployed there, Lt. Col. Mark Wright said.
Such religious outreach can endanger American troops and civilians in the devoutly Muslim nation, Wright said.
“The decision was made that it was a ‘force protection’ measure to throw them away, because, if they did get out, it could be perceived by Afghans that the U.S. government or the U.S. military was trying to convert Muslims,” Wright told CNN on Tuesday.
Troops at posts in war zones are required to burn their trash, Wright said.
The Bibles were written in the languages Pashto and Dari.
This decision came to light recently, after the Al Jazeera English network aired video of a group prayer service and chapel sermon that a reporter said suggested U.S. troops were being encouraged to spread Christianity.
From Weasel Zippers at: http://weaselzippers.us/
If There is no Satan – Then there is no God.
Found at Nice Deb: http://nicedeb.wordpress.com/
We do not need another amendment to the Constitution to make them mind, they will just write more laws. They have been operating thus since the Civil War in my opinion. They will not stop, they do not understand the issues, or worse they understand them and cynically reject their importance. But, the issue at hand is their legitimacy.
The oath they take means nothing to them, but it means everything to us. It is what confers to them the power and authority to act with our consent, as representatives. But, they are only given that consent on the condition that they swear to protect and defend the document that protects us from THEM. Without their honest intent to support and defend us from the tyrannical nature of the politician, they have no authority at all. At that moment they become no better than any Arab thug dictator and should be treated accordingly.
Ours is a solemn obligation. It is an obligation to the founders and to our children. Some were called to the defense of the nation in war, others by standing against hostilities during the great expansion of the nation, but now we find the true enemy of the people at home, in the seat of government, with the power of the police at their disposal.
Isn’t it odd that a nation built on the concept of protecting the individual has found so many ways to attack them?
Our obligation is not selfish, it is a sacrifice. It is not just for freedom’s sake that we act, but also to defend the nation from the economic chaos that the overwhelming burden of laws and transfers of wealth have inflicted on the people. Had those in government remained faithful to the Constitution they could have done all that was demanded of the government with but a few hundred billion dollars. Instead, they have enslaved us to social programs that are sucking the economic life out of the country. Greece did the same thing and Portugal, Spain etc. The idea of controlling people through ever step of their lives cost more than those they enslave to pay for it can afford. One can only take so much blood before the donor dies.
We in the liberty/Patriot movement could wait until it all comes crashing down on us, this incredible, unsustainable debt and then act to defend ourselves, but I suggest we step forward and call their bluff. They have no cards left to reveal, except to resort to violence and police action like their Arab counterparts. If they do, they will lose any pretense to legitimacy. Already there are many suspicions aroused in the masses. The attack on religion shocked millions, who now see this sham of a government differently, but let us lead the way to the light of liberty and justice.
Consider a PatCom in your area there are many forming up across the nation. I believe Bill Nye was the first to hold one and many others can be found at his site. Also, the Liberty Summitwill be held in late April at a place to be determined.
The Happening Thing Currently in The American Church World…
As evangelical churches vie to become bigger by use of business tactics, they’re outgrowing their buildings. As such, the multi-site church has sprung whole from the American business model.
A multi-site church has a main campus and many smaller spawn called satellites that operate under the auspices of the parent church. (Vocab words are in italics.) The satellite church is sort of a sequel to the original. It’s of the same lineage but everyone really likes the first one better, though in Christian culture they won’t say it out loud. People prefer the original because that is where the charismatic pastor man who started the whole enterprise speaks live and in person.
His title is teaching pastor, preaching pastor or lead pastor, and he very seldom appears in person at any of the satellite churches. The satellites are basically theaters sprinkled around a 50 mile radius (sometimes larger) as overflow reservoirs. At these satellites the lead pastor’s visage is beamed onto a big screen as he preaches live from the main campus. People assemble in the satellite buildings to sing worship songs, listen to the real live campus pastor make announcements, and then watch the main-attraction pastor speak via satellite. Everyone who attends accepts this arrangement as fine and even good.
When you see a pastor preaching on a big screen, there is a .0042% chance you would ever be granted a personal meeting with him. Again, this is accepted by the general populace as okay. The New Testament pastors understood they had a shepherding role over the church and felt a personal relationship with each of the members was vitally important, but this aspect of the ancient church is falling by the wayside as technology advances. What can I say, holograms are pretty cool.
Stuff That The American Evangelical Christian Church Frowns Upon
Alcohol often isn’t permitted on church grounds, especially in the Bible belt, so if your reception is in the fellowship hall then it’s out of the question. But even off-site receptions for those in Christian culture serve no alcohol. The devout avoid being photographed while holding tea or cider lest it be mistaken for an adult beverage.
Many who now consider themselves Reformed were raised evangelical and for them drinking is newly permissible. At these weddings there is sure to be a showdown. The evangelical parents of the bride and groom might say they may have wine at the reception if they pay for it themselves, but this holds an unspoken message that there will be a relational price to pay if they defame their Christian reputation by serving wine.
From Moonbattery at: http://moonbattery.com/
White House Insider: “Obama Says F*ck Israel, I don’t care anymore. They Won’t Listen, So F*ck Them.”
Now here’s the president’s reaction. Here’s what he says – verbatim.
“F—ing Israel. I don’t care anymore. They won’t listen – so f-ck them.”
UM: Those are his exact words?
Insider: Yes – exact words.
From The Mad Jewess at: http://themadjewess.com/