In this installment of my series dealing with a local small papers regular article, I respond to the misdirection of energies to ideas surrounding religious and political extremism. A proper understanding of both history and one’s own political leaders can direct... Read More
Well, my cruise to Hawaii and back went as well as one could expect. One of my favorite parts was being “buzzed” by the USS Vinson (Carrier) on our last sea day. Not only did we see a floating military airport, F-18′s, Sea-Hawks, and E-2C Hawkeyes… but we... Read More
Just a quick note on when John says (see below) that he doubts “the origin of homosexuality will be discussed,” he does not discuss it either (if there is even an “origin” to be discussed). And while I admit to not following John’s every... Read More
Now, before I post the exact same critique of the above “meme/quote” I placed on a friends mom’s FaceBook, I wish to note a few things about the “interaction” that followed. Firstly, this action taken by D.N. (friend’s mom) proves yet again... Read More
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 differences are important and have... Read More
In all my discussions with people about the “hot-button issue” of today, same-sex-marriage, I see a theme. And that is, bias. Not an admitted bias, or a healthy bias, one flirting with fascism. “FASCISM! How can you say that Papa Giorgio!?” Easy, a... Read More
“Properly speaking, homosexuality does not exist among animals…. For reasons of survival, the reproductive instinct among animals is always directed towards an individual of the opposite sex. Therefore, an animal can never be homosexual as such. Nevertheless, the... Read More
I have been too busy as-of-late to keep up with “Concepts,” an article in a local small paper. This recent article did, however, peak my interest and awoke me from my slumber. (As usual, you can click the graphic to enlarge to be able to read the article if so... Read More
It is funny. In this conversation (which is part two, part one can be found here) I have noticed a theme… which is, the detractors in question will bring up topics of a religious bent, even going as far as quoting Scripture; then, when corrected on the theological or... Read More
A Cordial `Clambake` on the Mutability/Immutability of Homosexuality (round 1) ~ Conversation Series
I was graciously invited to a site that is a depot for many conservatively minded homosexuals as well as supporters of these Republican leaning folk. For the record there are many independents and libertarian leaning guys and gals in the group as well. The person that invited me... Read More
While this story is absolutely crazy, and probably happens more than we know (sad/sick), one of the men interviewed, Charles Ramsey, has been auto-tuned! I will follow the auto-tune with a real interview:
Via WUWT (the below and above):
….Figure 1 [top] shows all tornadoes above EF1. (See here, why EF1’s are excluded.) The 10-Year Trend is significantly below the level consistently seen up to 1991, although the high totals in 2011 have inevitably caused a small upwards blip.
We see a similar pattern with the stronger EF3+ tornadoes.
I do not claim to know what will happen to tornado numbers in coming years. And anyone who does is lying.
NOAA sums up the situation neatly in their FAQ.
Does “global warming” cause tornadoes? No. Thunderstorms do. The harder question may be, “Will climate change influence tornado occurrence?” The best answer is: We don’t know….
The Philosophy of Religion section of the Tyndale Fellowship hosted a one-day Conference in Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge on Saturday 14th July, 2012. The full title of the Conference was ‘Design in Nature? Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives’. This is the lecture given by Prof. Steve Fuller at that event.
For more information, please visit: http://www.tyndalephilosophy.org.uk
Dinesh D’Souza Quickley Explains the Myth that Hitler was a Christian (Nuremberg Trial Day 28 Portion Included)
“I freed Germany from the stupid and degrading fallacies of conscience and morality…. We will train young people before whom the world will tremble. I want young people capable of violence — imperious, relentless and cruel.” ~ Hitler
On a plaque hung on the wall at Auschwitz (Ravi Zacharias, Can Man Live Without God, p. 23)
“The stronger must dominate and not mate with the weaker, which would signify the sacrifice of its own higher nature. Only the born weakling can look upon this principle as cruel, and if he does so it is merely because he is of a feebler nature and narrower mind; for if such a law [natural selection] did not direct the process of evolution then the higher development of organic life would not be conceivable at all…. If Nature does not wish that weaker individuals should mate with the stronger, she wishes even less that a superior race should intermingle with an inferior one; because in such a case all her efforts, throughout hundreds of thousands of years, to establish an evolutionary higher stage of being, may thus be rendered futile.” ~ Hitler
Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, translator/annotator, James Murphy (New York: Hurst and Blackett, 1942), pp. 161-162.
“Everything I have said and done in these last years is relativism by intuition…. If relativism signifies contempt for fixed categories and men who claim to be bearers of an objective, immortal truth… then there is nothing more relativistic than fascistic attitudes and activity…. From the fact that all ideologies are of equal value, that all ideologies are mere fictions, the modern relativist infers that everybody has the right to create for himself his own ideology and to attempt to enforce it with all the energy of which he is capable.” ~ Mussolini
Mussolini, Diuturna (1924) pp. 374-77, quoted in A Refutation of Moral Relativism: Interviews with an Absolutist (Ignatius Press; 1999), by Peter Kreeft, p. 18.
Nuremberg Day 28 Church Suppression
Colonel Leonard Wheeler, Assistant American Trial Counsel, on Jan. 7, 1946, submitted the case regarding the Oppression of the Christian Churches and other Religious Groups in Germany and the Occupied Countries. He stated that the Nazi conspirators found the Christian churches to be an “obstacle to their complete domination of the German people and contrary to their master race dogma”.
The Indictment charged that “the Nazi conspirators, by promoting beliefs and practices incompatible with Christian teaching, sought to subvert the influence of the churches over the people and in particular the youth of Germany”.
For further information, see www.roberthjackson.org
Nuremberg trial footage which shows the Nazis persecuted the Christian Churches:
Subject :Relationship of the German Churches to Hitler October 25th, 1945
The Persecution of the Christian Churches
– This study describes, with illustrative factual evidence, Nazi purposes, policies and methods of persecuting the Christian Churches in Germany and occupied Europe
The Nazi conspirators sought to subvert the influnce of the churches over the people of Germany. (1) They sought to eliminate the Christian Churches in Germany
In private, Hitler was more critical of traditional Christianity, considering it a religion fit only for slaves; he admired the power of Rome but maintained a severe hostility towards its teaching.
Historian John S. Conway states that Hitler held a “fundamental antagonism” towards the Christian churches.
According to a US Office of Strategic Services report, Hitler had a general plan, even before his rise to power, to destroy the influence of Christian churches within the Reich.
The report titled “The Nazi Master Plan” stated that the destruction of the church was a goal of the movement right from the start, but that it was inexpedient to express this extreme position publicly.
His intention, according to Bullock, was to wait until the war was over to destroy the influence of Christianity. He articulated his view on the relationship between religion and national identity as “We do not want any other god than Germany itself. It is essential to have fanatical faith and hope and love in and for Germany”
THE NAZI MASTER PLAN
ANNEX 4: THE PERSECUTION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES
Scholarly opinion on Hitler’s religious views:
A Prophetic Warning About the Affects on Kids Because of Radical Teachings at the Boston Mosque from 2009
Americans for Peace and Tolerance June 25 2009 Press Conference
On June 26, Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will be honored guests at the grand opening of the Islamic Society of Boston’s Cultural Center in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Americans for Peace and Tolerance wish the Boston Muslim community well in their new cultural and religious center, and we celebrate the growing religious diversity it represents. We are deeply concerned, however, about the extremist leadership of this new institution. This video is from a press conference held to discuss our concerns.
City Life Church (2013)
Via Big Journalism:
Thursday, April 11 — Total Day
Tuesday, April 16 — Total Day
Wednesday, April 17 — Total Day
Last Thursday, MSNBC was also handily beating CNN. This Tuesday and Wednesday, though, thanks to about a half-million extra viewers tuning in, CNN is now crushing MSNBC.
The bad news for CNN, though, is that for years it used to be the network that benefited most during any major news event. Ever since the first Gulf War, Americans became used to switching to CNN when news mattered, and that habit would reflect in the ratings, usually boosting CNN to the top.
That is no longer the case.
Over the past couple days (as you can see above), Fox News has benefitted from its own boost in viewers and therefore continues to crush both CNN and MSNBC.
The above graphic comes from HotAir… they have good stuff over there! (Click to enlarge) Robert Spencer says “Chechnya is the Muslim area of the Caucasus that has been waging jihad against the Russians since the 19th century.”
Reportedly, Islamist terrorists have been active recruiting and training ethically European Muslims not only in Chechnya, but also in Albania and in the former Yugoslavian region of Bosnia-Herzegovina. (Examiner)
I called it! And I’m taking credit. I posted here at LR, and in the comments section of HotAir, that my strong guess was that they were from Chechnya. I also had a back-up guess that they could be Syrian, Turkish, Greek, Armenian, Albanian, but definitely that region of the world.
The suspects were identified to The Associated Press as coming from the Russian region near Chechnya, which has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency stemming from separatist wars.
Muslim terrorist attack in Boston, Massachusetts USA. 3 killed, 172 injured, many severely. The liberal-left, and even some in the anti-war/soft on terrorism wing within the libertarian movement are going to seriously have some explaining to do. Don’t worry.
One of the brothers “lived in Turkey.” Was he trained there? A NATO ally now training Muslim rebels to kill Americans?
Pat Dollard posted this quote from Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis
“We believe this is a terrorist, we believe this is a man that’s come here to kill people,”
Watching surrounding of a house… Fox happens to be on scene.
Gateway Pundit has this tweet from a resident this morning. In another post, Gateway Pundit notes that after a photo was taken with Tamerlan Tsarnaev (the dead brother) and a girl, he said: “Tamerlan says he doesn’t usually take his shirt off so girls don’t get bad ideas: ‘I’m very religious’.” (Source)
Via Free Republic: The Boston bombers from Chechnya are most likely Sunni Muslims
Islam is the predominant religion in Chechnya. Chechens are overwhelmingly adherents to Sunni Islam, the country having converted to Islam between the 16th and the 19th centuries. Due to historical importance, many Chechens are Sufis, of either the Qadiri or Naqshbandi orders. Most of the population follows either the Shafi’i, Hanafi, or Maliki schools of jurisprudence, fiqh. The Shafi’i school of jurisprudence has a long tradition among the Chechens, and thus it remains the most practiced.
(Gateway posted this tid-bit) Dead Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev created a YouTube playlist devoted to Islamic terrorism.
HotAir posts this about a crazy “al-Qaeda prophecy” the older brother was into, he is the one who said “I don’t have a single American friend, I don’t understand them.”
Update: Mother Jones’ Adam Serwer reports that Tamerlan was a fan of the “al-Qaeda prophecy”:
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26 year-old brother of the second Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, had a YouTube page where he posted religious videos, including a video of Feiz Mohammad, afundamentalist Australian Muslim preacher who rails against the evils of Harry Potter. Among those videos is one dedicated to the prophecy of the Black Banners of Khurasan which is embraced by Islamic extremists—particularly Al Qaeda. The videos posted on what appears to be Tsarnaev’s YouTube page may shed light on the motivations for the attack on the Boston Marathon. The prophecy states that an invincible army will come from the region of “Khurasan,” a large portion of territory in central Asia.
“This is a major hadith (reported saying of the prophet Muhammad) that jihadis use, it is essentially an end-time prophecy,” says Aaron Zelin, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy “This is definitely important in Al Qaeda’s ideology.” In The Black Banners, former FBI agent Ali Soufan’s book about his pursuit of Al Qaeda that is named after this prophecy, Soufan describes the prophecy this way:
Khurasan is a term for a historical region spanning northeastern and eastern Iran and parts of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and northwestern Pakistan. Because of the hadith, jihadists believe that this is the region from which they will inflict a major defeat against their enemies—in the Islamic version of Armageddon…
Rene Rancourt starts singing, and then the TD Garden crowd takes it home as Boston returns to sports two days after the bombing at the Boston Marathon. (h/t, Reggie Dunlop) #InYurFace!
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