A friend took this photo and it amazed me!
That pool is on top of this building:
Here are some more pictures of the pool:
Trust/Faith is `Personal` “Certain words can mean very different things to different people. For instance, if I say to an atheist, ‘I have faith in God,’ the atheist assumes I mean that my belief in God has nothing to do with evidence. But this isn’t what... Read More
I wish to post some ideas and and thoughts by others here that will allow a framework to reply to such a challenge. Many professors will infect young minds with this idea, which is, “you cannot criticize Marxism, socialism, or the like because its ‘pure... Read More
I thought I would post a few items for the average man to engage someone lightly about Genesis. Here I want to focus on larger, easier to defend positions and will also throw in some minutia for the person who is curious about the issue as well. I will give a short reply and... Read More
Prayer: One night alone in prayer might make us new men, changed from poverty of soul to spiritual wealth, from trembling to triumphing ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon This is a reordering for clarity purposes of an older post about the reasons I left a church my wife and I truly... Read More
I found this title of an article very myopic, ill-considered. You will see what I mean as we get into it, but first, here is the title of the article, “Atheists Have Stronger Family Values Than Evangelical Christians.” Not only is the title ill-considered, but the... Read More
(Updated points #4 and #5) This is a short, 6-point reason why I believe same-sex marriage should not be “normalized” by society as a whole — THAT IS, gay-unions should not be placed in importance, culturally, as equal in its benefiting society. Gender... Read More
(Part 2 is HERE) Let us open up with some verses that will help guide us into the subject: 2 Timothy 2:15: Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth. 2 Peter 1:20: First of all, you should... Read More
…This is continued from Part I Nick DeM. again adds i can’t get enough of this conversation!!! pbs needs to give you gentlemen a morning talk show. ME May I say I disagree that the data supports evolution, neo-Darwinian at least. The data is INTERPRETED a certain... Read More
I was recently in a long discussion/debate with Tom Melendy, Ph.D. Molecular Biology, on the FaceBook page of a reporter. It is quite long and in-depth… I will include it all here as both a record for myself to reference in the future (for instance I lost the specified... Read More
“Fr. Thomas Keating teaches on centering prayer who tells us contemplative prayer is a way of tuning into a fuller level of reality that is always present …”(Open mind, Open heart p.37). He explains “My acquaintance with eastern methods of meditation has... Read More
Gateway Pundit has this story about some of the feelings embedded in the “Palestinian” cause.
Obama thought this would bring peace.
73% of 1,010 Palestinians in W. Bank, Gaza agree with ‘hadith’ quoted in Hamas Charter about the need to kill Jews hiding behind stones, trees.
Only one in three Palestinians (34 percent) accepts two states for two peoples as the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to an intensive, face-to-face survey in Arabic of 1,010 Palestinian adults in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip completed this week by American pollster Stanley Greenberg.
I feel bad for the other 1/4 – 1/3 that truly want peace and to live normal lives. A whole generation that has seen Jihad cartoon type characters is growing up:
We see some of the effects on this new generation, as Jihad Watch points out:
Poll: Palestinian children favor discriminating against women and minorities
Here is the report from Palestinian Media Watch, with thanks to Alyssa Lappen:
A poll of Palestinian high school students’ attitudes towards women and minorities has revealed “alarming” opinions, according to the Palestinian daily Al-Ayyam.The poll revealed a strong rejection of equality for women in society, with as many as 73 per cent of the students feeling that women should be limited to “traditional occupations.”Opinions regarding political involvement are also problematic. A full 52 per cent reject a woman’s right to “have position on a Municipal Local Council,” while 23 per cent would deny women the right to vote in elections.Limiting women’s freedom is likewise seen as acceptable by significant numbers of children. A third of Palestinian children surveyed believe that hitting a woman is “permissible under specified circumstances,” and 23 per cent reject a woman’s right to chose a husband “freely.”Attitudes to minorities are also discriminatory. Sixty per cent of the students polled are unwilling to have a friend from a different religion, while 24 per cent do not want a friend with a different skin color.The poll was conducted by the ALPHA Institute for Research and Statistics, and was distributed by the Center for Women’s Affairs in Gaza.
The following are the results of the poll: [Al-Ayyam, Feb. 19, 2004]
Palestinian Children’s attitudes to women and minorities:
Limiting Women’s Occupations:
“73% [Grades 9 and 12] agree to limit women’s work to traditional occupations.”
“16% [Grade 12] support women’s right to work as taxi drivers.”
Limiting Women’s Freedom
“33% [Grade 12] believe that hitting a woman is permissible under specified circumstances.”
“23% [Grade 9] do not accept a woman has the right to chose a life companion freely.”
“32% [Grade 9] do not accept a woman’s right to chose her own clothes.”
Limiting Women’s Political Involvement:
“52% [Grade 9] do not accept that women can have positions on a Municipal Local Council.”
“37% [Grade 9] do not accept women’s right to vote in elections.”
Children’s attitudes to different races, religion, sex and handicapped
“60% [Grade 12] expressed unwillingness to choose a friend who is not of their religion.”
“24% [Grade 12] do not welcome the idea of friendship with others, who have a different skin color.”
“51% [Grade 12] are not willing to choose a friend who is not of their sex.”
“9% [Grade 12] do not welcome the idea of friendship with people from other countries.”
“No more than 60% [Grade 9 and 12] favor handicapped rights in the areas of occupation, education, and presenting candidacy for elections.”
It is amazing to me the left/Democrats choose to align themselves with such a cause. In another poll — also at Jihad Watch — you see the percentages that support extremism, which is another reason that baffles the normative belief that people who call themselves “liberals” would support such causes:
Where are the “moderate Palestinians”? New poll shows 55% support suicide bombings
“New Poll: Palestinians Support Suicide Bombings By 55% To 37%,” from the ZOA, February 6:
A new poll has shown that Palestinians support continued suicide bombings against Israel by 55.4 percent as compared to 37.6 percent who oppose it. The poll, conducted by Jerusalem Media and Communications Center, also found:
✦ That 50.8 percent of Palestinian believe that rocket attacks upon Israel from Gaza help Palestinians achieve their goals, as against 20.8 percent who believe such attacks harm the attainment of Palestinian goals;
✦ If elections were held today, 28.6 percent of Palestinians would vote for Hamas and 27.9 percent of Palestinians would vote for Fateh;
✦ Similarly, 27.7 percent of Palestinians most trust Hamas while 26 percent most trust Fateh. (Jerusalem Media & Communications Center, Poll No. 67, January 2009).
ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said, “It is often said that Palestinians no longer embrace a program for eliminating Israel, but merely wish to live in their own independent state within the territories Israel captured in 1967. As a result, many conclude that Israel has an obligation to negotiate a peaceful outcome with Palestinians. However, this poll and others show that the majority of Palestinians continue to support unreconstructed terror movements that do not accept Israel’s existence as well as further suicide bombings and rocket attacks upon Israel. This demonstrates that that Palestinians do continue to embrace Israel’s elimination.
“One seemingly contradictory finding in the poll showed that 54.8 percent of Palestinians favored setting up a Palestinian state alongside Israel, as opposed to 18.4 percent who openly sought a single, bi-national state. However, there is a November 2007 poll which shows something similar (67.1 percent of Palestinians supported ‘the creation of a Palestinian state on the 1967 occupied territories’) but which also went on to ask the pertinent question – ‘Do you support or reject the creation of two states on the historic land of Palestine (a Palestinian state and Israel)?’ – which most Palestinians (54.3 percent) rejected.
“In short, as we pointed out at the time, most Palestinians do not accept Israel’s existence as a Jewish state even if they support the idea of establishing a Palestinian state alongside it for now. They simply regard a Palestinian state as a useful step towards one day removing Israel from the region….
1 Peter 4:8 (ESV)