Thursday, December 30, 2004
THOSE CHEAP BASTARDS
And of course, I'm talking about the Americans. For the last few days, I've been hearing about how pathetic the response had been to the calamaties that struck Indonesia and the surrounding areas from the United States in terms of aid. Yeah, it's like we have never sent any aid to any country that wasn't struck by some disaster, even those that hate us. Bunch of hypocrites.
Although there are some questions about the governemnt sending aid, the fact that other American agencies and even the American government sends aid is a testimony to the CHristian character that still exists in this country even though there is a massive campaign to eliminate that through revisionist history and outright hysteria. It's not because of evolutionary secular humanism. After all, the earthquake and resulting tidal waves are simply a result of nature...the earth sorting out its weak from its strong. Why should we feel any remorse towards bags of water and flesh that just happen to get sucked into the depths of the Indian Ocean. Of course, the real reason is that they are the image of God, just as we are. Hopefully, some will be able to spread the Gospel to that area which sorely needs it in this time of tragedy.
One radio show host I listen too asked where God was during this tragedy. My answer: right where he has always been. But of course, he should not be worrying about where God was. THis host should be more worried that he is right with God and to repent, lest this tragedy also happen to him...or to us in the United States, or lest we forget that this was the biggest quake since the Prince William Sound earthquake that nearly totally destroyed Anchorage, Alaska.
Thursday, December 23, 2004
DON'T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU
...on the way out. Sorry, Andrew, but with these people coming in, hope you enjoy your new neighbors :)
Monday, December 20, 2004
Although I do disagree with him on some issues, on this point, Dr. James White is right on in his refutation of a bizzare opinion that some strange Australian judge wrote regarding Islam and condeming two Christians who dared to speak the truth about Islam. I've said the same thing over and over again about the Constitution and this country, and now it's nice to know that these priests will now be defining what religions are peaceful and which are full of hatred. Of course, Dr. White and I will fall into the latter category (allegedly, of course), and I am starting to see why Jews are so villified by secularists. They dare to believe in right or wrong; hence, they must be destroyed.
Fortunately, the truth is out there. If anyone believe that islam is a eaceful religion, they should just read Dr. Khan's introduction to the Hadith. However, as much as this country's original Christian foundations and confederated government are indisputable and irrefutable, the attention span of the American people, and apparantly the Australian judges too, is so short that all they want to hear are talking points as opposed to investigating what is really the truth.
Sunday, December 05, 2004
I was reading in the Los Angeles Times yesterday, and I came across an article about RObert Byrd. Apparantly, he wants to put into a federal education package a requirement that the schools teach the Constitution. He apparantly carries a small copy around in his breast pocket, and once in awhile, he will bring it out while on the Senate floor. He called the Constitution the soul of our nation.
Perhaps the Honerable Gentleman from West Virginia would like to show me in the Constitution where it says that the federal government mandates spending on education. I've read the Constitution, and although I'm not a huge fan of public education, I have read the 10th Ammendment which states that any powers not delegated to the federal government belong to the States. Hence, whatever is taught in schools would seem to be under the jurisdiction of the States. And of course, I'd like to know the Constitutional justification for all that pork that he has managed to give West Virginia during his tenure in the Senate. Of course, there is none.
I'm just stating the obvious, but Sen, Byrd is just a typical hypocrite when it comes to the Constitution, just like more politicians and special interest groups are, and of course, the majority of Americans. Rev. Steve Wilkens said it well about the Constitution in the debate he had on the Civil War. The Constitution is a forgotten relic, only occasionly being brought out every so often when it suits our purposes, and then ignoring and contravening those parts that we find uncomfortable. If we truly followed the intent and meaning of the Constitution, the modern American mind would shiver. No longer would Congress be able to pass a law on its own whim, and then apply it to the States, and then bring out the SUpremacy Clause and say, "See, you must listen to us!" Of course, this Congress ignored those parts of the Constitution that puts some limits on the this unfettered meaning of the Supremacy Clause, but hey, why be consistent in a pastmodern world?
Yes, the Constitution is the soul of our country. Unfortunately, that soul died in 1865. The United States of America died at the McLean House at Appomattox. I remember driving out to the Courthouse because I wanted to see the deathbed. I can't remmeber if it was entering the city or county of Appomattox, but there was a sign on US 460 that said this was where the country was reunited. Maybe in paper, but not in truth. What was born there was the United State of America, where the federal government is supreme, and all must submit to it in everything. You think I'm crazy? Tell me about that toilet flushing in your house that is federally regulated. WHere is the Constitutional authority for that?
No, people like Sen. Byrd and modern Americans are intellectual idiots when it comes to the Constitution. It's sad to see what this country has become, but hopefully someday, the tide will change. Well, I am a postmillennialist, so I know that the tide will change. The only question is whether it will be in my lifetime or in a future generation. Maybe God will be gracious to us and return us to the concepts that made us United States, not a united state, or maybe this country will end. Who knows?
At Appomattox, there is a monument I saw that almost made me cry. It said, "Here on Sunday, April 9, 1865, after four years of heroic struggle in defense of principles believed fundamental to the existence of our government, Lee surrendered 9000 men the remnant of an army still unconquered in spirit." And of course, we know that those findamentals were racial superiority. Yeah, uh-huh. After the re-election of Bush, and the talk about the "red and blue States," maybe people are starting to wonder because there has talk about secession. It's of course probably just talk, but one never knows. The South as a whole has thoroughly repudiated some of the postmodern elements in our society in various election results, but this doesn't mean that they are perfect. Far from it. However, if they were to ever regain their identity as a people, a Christian people who stood in the face of the Enlightenment against the odds, then maybe they will remember they were a people who fought for the principles of the Founders of this country. Some will mockingly say that this would include slavery, but most of us know the real issue. Just as people of the South said that the cause of Boston was also their cause prior to the War for Independence, so someday, as Alexander Staphens said, a new cry will emerge: "The cause of the South is the cause of us all."
Yes, Sen, Byrd, the Constitution is the soul of the country; but as you have shown, and most of your colleagues have shown, that soul died a long time ago.
THE PHILOSOPHY OF CUSSING
I can see why some people cuss. I mean, for a split second, it does seem to make you feel good, and the more upset you are, or the more frustrated, the more you want to violate the social norms and mores. Without reflection on what one has done, the cussing usually gets worse and worse. Sometimes, you even curse God and Jesus and it doesn't phase you. The hatred you possess at that point in time is unbridled and reflects the deceitfulness that your heart still possesses. That's what is scary, and how sin going unchecked just desroys a man, and of course a woman. Sin unchecked just leads to worse and worse acts, but why is this such a surprise. I mean, from the beginning this has been the case. After all, the hatred that Cain had manifested itself when he killed his brother. It was the truth back then, and it is the truth now.
I don't know, but there is some satisfaction though in cussing someone out, even if it is false satisfaction. It's especially satisfying when you cuss at someone because you feel for that brief moment that you are superior to that guy and you're letting him know it, and if he replies back, you up the the ante to prove it. But it's a false vision. You are nothing but a self-inflated idiot. God does not look kindly on you because when you unleash all that hatred on someone, when you let it fly and say that there are no holds barred, you, of course, are doing that to God Himself. After all, that person is someone who is in the image of God. When you cuss out your boss, you're cussing out God because he put that person above you even if your boss deserves it (or so you think). It's all an attack on God, even cussing at the creation because he created it.
I don't know, but I hope and pray that God will forgive me for this. Unmastered sin just leads to worse problems, and lately, I've been figuring that out. It's difficult, because prior to becoming a Christian (in the non-Federal sense of the word), it was so easy to do, and so easy to get away with. Atheism made it easy to deal with since, after all, if God doesn't exist, then why should I care about the offensive things I said, especially around those stupid Christians? There was a time of around 11 years where it as so easy to do, and with 11 years of habituation, well, I guess that's what makes it really easy. EVvery now and then that habituation comes back, and the problem then becomes when you remember that satisfaction (again, ultimately false satisfaction) that you had when you did it in the past. Unchecked, even with those who claim to profess Christ, sin will continue to grow, and their covenental faithfulness will suffer.