Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Leave Donald Trump Alone

       The name Donald Trump and his often hysterical comments have been played repeatedly on air throughout the media. What does Donald Trump think about this and what did Trump say about that? Everybody who watches television has heard about the now infamous verbal battle Donald had with Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly. The duo squabble initiated with Megyn's charging statement: "You've called women you don't like 'fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals," Trump interrupted her while smiling charmingly,"Only Rosie O'donnell". Kelly kept pushing it, "For the record, it was well beyond Rosie O'Donnell. You once told a contestant on celebrity Apprentice it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees. Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president, and how will you answer the charge from Hilary Clinton, who is likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?" Donald Trump replied "I don't frankly have time for political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn't have time either," ( Klein, 2015).
       Trump continued "Honestly, Megyn, "if you don't like it, I'm sorry. I've been very nice to you, although I could probably maybe not be, based on the way you have treated me. But I wouldn't do that." And the war of words, preconceptions, misconceptions, among news commentators, journalists, politicians (especially presidential candidates), and the everyday Jane and Joe have been rolling since. America has heard from companies, celebrities, presidential candidates who have been jumping up and down criticizing Donald Trump. The Great White and Blue has also been hearing from commentators, everyday people, including women who have come to Trump's defense. The nation, funnily, has also heard from people representing both political parties and the general public who are simply sick and tired of hearing the name Donald Trump altogether.
       When looking at the situation and trying to determine right and wrong, one cannot help but look back at the both 2008 and 2012 presidential elections and how the media so influenced the thinking of American voters and the American citizen cannot afford to fall for it again. I agree with Donald Trump, to some accord. yes political correctness has controlled for too high of an extant the decision making of both the people elected into power and the voters of this country. Political correctness has dragged America down economically and socially and we don't have time for it. Political correctness has influenced American leaders in making crucial decisions involving one practicing his religion in school or another being able to freely run his own business guided by his personal religious beliefs. Now, Donald could have made his point in a much nicer tone, but that is Trump, that is how the guy communicates and Megyn Kelly with all her years of experience being a journalist knew that or at least she should have known. She at least should know that if she was going to charge at Donald Trump with a tough, personal question he was going to charge right back at her, no holds barred. She should be ready to handle his sharp/rude replies without turning the debate into an emotional Megan versus Donald "Primetime Smackdown".
       Donald Trump has a point, America is in trouble and this country has to be ready to make some tough decisions. We have important decisions to make. One of them is deciding who is going to lead this country after Obama leaves Washington and we cannot allow people like Megyn Kelly to make that decision for us. I mean, Megyn Kelly is nice. She is smart, entertaining but it is not her job to be trying to influence who we want to vote for the Republican nominee. It is not her job to fight for woman's rights while officiating the Republican Presidential Debate. That is not what the program is about nor is the debate her forum. If She is angry with Trump about comments he made in the past about women then she should set up a personal one - on - one with him and allow the two to squabble it out on their own time. If viewers wish to entertain themselves watching such a debate, fine. Air it, but just not during the time when we are supposed to be hearing the Republican presidential debate. This is a presidential debate to help America decide who they want to represent the Republican Party during the presidential race not hear her to bicker about woman's rights. And I have no problem with woman's rights. I love woman. I just don't believe that the subject should be the centerpiece for the Republican Presidential Debate. America has much bigger challenges that it is facing at this moment of time.
       If Donald Trump is a sexist and if he is totally anal against women then America is capable of figuring it out themselves and deciding whether they do or do not want him to be elected as president. If Donald Trump's previous comments regarding women are indeed demeaning and make automatically make him ineligible to become a US president, that is up to the American voters to decide. America does not need Megyn Kelly to weed out our presidential candidates for us. That is not her job. Her job is to simply ask the candidates the tough questions and to ask them in an unbiased manner.
       Since Donald Trump announced his run for the 2016 presidential office the media and other political candidates have been bashing Donald Trump left and right. Every other comment from a journalist has began "how do you feel about Donald Trump when he said blah, blah, blah." "Do you think that Trump was appropriate when saying blah, blah, blah?"  The presidential race is about selecting who is going to be the leader of the United States of America, not the media being Donald Trump's personal babysitter. What about ISIS, the conflict occurring between Russia and Ukraine? the conflict occurring in Syria, how long America plans to keep troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan. What about the continuously growing conflict between the Christians in this country and those who are atheist? There is a growing number of children in school who are living in poverty. They are going to school everyday without eating breakfast. Arguments and clashes like the ones between Trump and Kelly are the type that spoiled people engage in who are clueless about the real problems that are occurring in America. I know that a lot of people will disagree with me but women's rights is not America's top problem. Women's rights is a problem and women do need to be treated better but compared to poverty, lack of jobs, low wages, sky rocketing school fees it is not America's highest priority. And even if it is, people like Donald Trump still deserve to be able to get up in front of the camera and be respected because he is a US citizen like everybody else, who pays his taxes and has contributed both financially and economically to the growth of this country.
       In the 2012 presidential race the media contributed greatly towards helping President Obama win the election. The media refused to discuss Obama's failed economy and practically ignored the occurrence even when Republican candidate Mitt Romney tried continuously to bring it up (Trump Defends His Treatment of Women, 2015). Right after the Libya attack in September 11, the media initially reported Obama as being a hero and reminded voters of his power as commander in chief. But as news began leaking portraying Obama as something different than a heroic commander, news of Benghazi was pushed aside to the sidelines. Media moderators like ABC's Martha Radditz and CNN's Candy Crowley ran heavily biased, left leaning debates frequently interrupting  Mitt Romney and bombarding the discussion with an often Liberal program.
       The media, even right leaning stations like Fox news has often shown to be incapable of being fair to each politician. That is the main reason why I always make every effort to not allow CNN or Fox news influence who I want to be elected for a government position. Donald Trump makes some interesting comments regarding ISIS. He said he will knock them out and then take the oil for America. "They have great money because they have oil"(Heavey, 2015). He is right. Not only is he right, what he is saying is not rocket science. ISIS has a large abundance of oil as does Al Qaeda. Both own a ton of money because of it. Knock the crap out of them and then take their oil. Why not? He wants to build a high wall on the Mexican border. Yes that plan does sound crazy, but maybe he has a point? Maybe some kind of structure or force needs to be placed at the US-Mexico border to keep illegals at bay. Maybe the President and Congress can work on building some kind of structure on the American -  Mexico border to keep illegals at bay. I don't mean build an entire wall down the whole border line, but a partial wall, with some guards placed here and there. And there could be a plan created where border patrol will change the land areas where they are patrolling every few weeks or days. The government would keep secret the order of which areas they would be patrolling. It won't protect the border area 100% but it's a start.
       Whether Donald Trumps ideas are crazy or sane it is up to America to decide. I like Donald Trump. That does not necessarily mean that I will vote for him but his comments may affect who I decide to vote for. It is great to hear someone talk in front of television who is not afraid to speak up about certain things because of what groups like Planned Parenthood will say or what National Organization of Women are going to do. Left media has constantly insisted on branding anyone who disagrees with anything these organizations stand for as a male chauvinist or sexist. That is foolish. Planned Parenthood gets to be lauded for helping slaughter babies and one cannot criticize them? No, that is not the country America was meant to be. America is supposed to be a place where if I disagree with someone's opinion I can come out and say it without harassment. I should be able to disagree with Planned Parenthood and NOW and not be immediately labeled as someone who hates women. I should be able to hold opinions that differ from LGBT groups and not be quickly dismissed as a "bigot". This is the plan of the Enemy to quickly turn much of America from a pro-Christ mindset to one that is extremely secular and mainly anti-christ, many without even knowing it, through the immediate silencing of the voices of the individuals who disagree with him. Political correctness is commanding American people how they can and should feel concerning every single social topic. The decision is being made by popular Liberals who dominate the media air waves. It is agreed upon and praised by the Obama's and Clinton's in order to maintain their popularity especially with the younger generation and some minorities. And then a huge official stamp of agreement is forced upon the country determining what is and what is not accepted. Those who are not willing to follow the rule set is heaped upon them names and have their opinions drowned out by the media air waves and their brainwashed followers. Nobody is allowed to have their own opinion anymore, especially if it does not follow along the mainstream line of thinking.
       So leave Donald Trump alone Megyn Kelly. He is an American and is allowed to have his own point of view even if at times it is annoying. Even if you do not like it he is still allowed to have it. And though it surprises you and much of the media, a whole lot of people want to hear it.

References

Heavey, S (2015). Donald Trump on ISIS: 'I would knock the hell out of them,' and then 'I'd take the oil for our country'. Business Insider. Retrieved from http://www.businessinsider.com/r-trumps-plan-for-islamic-state-put-a-ring-around-it-2015-8

Klein, E (2015) Donald Trump's fight with Fox News and Megyn Kelly explained. Vox. Retrieved from http://www.vox.com/2015/8/8/9121377/donald-trump-megyn-kelly

Trump defends his treatment of  women, tries turning tables on Bush, (2015, August 9). Retrieved from http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/08/09/trump-defends-his-treatment-women-tries-turning-tables-on-bush/






Sunday, July 26, 2015

Obama Leave Kenya Alone

       While reading articles and readers' commentaries on President Obama's pleading of East Africa's beautiful country of Kenya to abandon her laws against criminalizing homosexuality I grew amazed at this leader's tenacity toward carrying the world flag for this awry behavior. Let's see, ahh, world hunger, fatherless children, high murder statistics, crime, drug abuse, national security, poor economies, company layoffs, unemployment, workers overburdened with paying off large student loans, increasing cost of tuition, high taxes, high gas prices, poor education in many neighborhoods' public schools, decreasing value of people's homes, African, Middle Eastern civilians being bombed and harassed every day by Allah fanatics, etc., etc., etc. And this guy wants to talk about supporting homosexuality?!? One has to wonder where is this guy coming from and does he even care?
         Let's look at Obama's father's home country, Kenya. Here is the home of one of the most advanced economies of East Africa with an emerging market but as of 2005 still comprised of 17.7% of its people living on less than $1.25 a day (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya).  In Kenya, the agriculture economy employs 75% of the country's workforce. Imagine 75% of Americans working in farms, raising goats, or harvesting corn. Here is a country that needs new ideas and money for creating jobs, attracting companies, further educating its people to create new and bigger markets. Obama's priority is homosexuality. Obama, you are the president of the most powerful country in the world, one of the most powerful governments of all time, people from all over the world are looking upon you, trusting you to accomplish great things. We are talking about the Kenya, home of your father. You have a big moment to visit the huge continent of Africa in the country that is home to your paternal ancestors and the best you can come up with is homosexuality? This is unbelievable and a great disappointment not only for Kenyans but Africans in general. I have spoken to people from Africa living in America and heard their roar of approval when you won the lead office in America. I heard even louder roaring of approval from African Americans when discussing your winning the office. I went to Nigeria and heard some approving comments about also much concern about your moral decline. But All in all, for the most part, black people living in the world looked upon you to create change. CHANGE, that was one of your popular presidential campaign slogans. Yes black people of the world need change. Kenyans are looking for some vibrant changes, but not in the prospects of homosexuality. Johnny marrying Jimmy is not going to improve the lives of Kenyans. Juanita marrying Tanisha is not going to cure the problems for the many fatherless black children in America. Juanita and Tanisha's kids still are going to want to know who their daddy is, especially their son. They still need to have a male role model to look up to. Gay marriage is not going to improve Kenya's economy. Homosexuality will not improve manufacturing or create better schools. 
       Yes I am disappointed and I am sure millions of Kenyans are as well. When their son got elected president I am sure they were hoping for new jobs, millions, perhaps billions of dollars in aid, assistance toward improving the tourism economy, free world advertisement, maybe even one or two documentary films. Hey, even a couple of more visits so that the world could notice how much this president of the United States loves his homeland. But no this guy comes to the home of his father to preach homosexuality. Ohh, the disappointment is just there and one cannot just fathom. I am sure if Jesse Jackson had ever won the presidency (miracle) and visited Africa, he would have accomplished much more.
       No Obama, Kenya does not need homosexuality. Africa does not need homosexuality. Homosexuality will not solve Kenyans problems. In fact it will make their problems much worse as it has for America. Just as you won the office promising to unite this country, America has become more divided than ever with increase crimes and crazy people shooting innocent folks in businesses, schools, churches, because they have no where they can go to ask for help in solving their deep psychological issues. Obama's solution is homosexuality. No Obama homosexuality is not going to solve America's problems. Greater approval for the behavior is making it worse as it will for Kenya if this country ever decides to takes the poisonous bait.
       Thank you Uhuru Kenyatta, the president of Kenya, for sticking up to President Barak Obama. I know it is not easy, but one has to know what is good and what isn't for his country. One also has to have the courage to stand by what he knows is good for this country even while a powerful force in the media and Western World politics is trying to dissuade you. Good job Uhuru Kenyatta for not buying that old black slaves, Civil Rights excuse. You showed the world that you are not an idiot. Comparing African slaves to homosexuals is like one trying to assimilate boiling fire to polar ice. It is like night and day. God did not call black people an abomination nor will simply being a negroid preclude one from entering unto the Kingdom of God. And no one has ever proven that anybody is ever born an homosexual. Finally an important figure in the world news had the ability to think for himself and not allow Liberals, media harassment, money, governmental influence to bully him while forcing him to change his moral standards. Please Uhuru Kenyatta don't change. Kenya does not need US money or support not for this at least. Not in exchange for wickedness. Hopefully a new president will replace Barak Obama and enter Kenya with first an apology and an aid offer with no moral strings attached.
         My apologies to Kenya and their president Uhuru Kenyatta. Your son came to your lands and insulted his people. But no worries. Stand up look upon God. He is where your real abundance will be found. Here is someone who has a true concern for your people and well being. And you don't even have to be pro Democrat or even Republican. You just have to place your faith in Him and I promise you there will be so much more treasures and rewards to attain your banks and storehouses will be overflowing. 
       So no thanks Obama. Kenya does not wish to invite homosexuality in their lands to spread diseases and curses among her people. And please do not come over to Nigeria, Cameroon, Egypt, and the rest of the beautiful African continent to demand more moral poison to be spread across these lands. Like President Uhurua Kenyatta said "The fact of the matter is that Kenya and the United States share so many values. But there are some things that we must admit we don't share" (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/obama-clashes-kenyan-host-urging-155554118.html?bcmt=comments-postbox). I am one hundred percent with you Uhurua as are millions of people and many nations spread throughout the globe

 

Reference
Talev M. (2015, July 25) Obama clashes with Kenyan host, urging gay rights expansion. Retrieved from http://finance.yahoo.com/news/obama-clashes-kenyan-host-urging-155554118.html?bcmt=comments-postbox
Kenya (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved July 26, 2015 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya

Monday, June 22, 2015

Not About The Guns

       Another horrific, bloody tragedy took place in America. One so senseless, leaving millions of Americans to repeatedly ask "Why". How can a fellow human being bring himself up to committing an act so cruel, so wicked? One just cannot imagine. And again from the left side we hear the continuous argument about gun control. From 2016 presidential candidate Hilary Clinton we hear a loud, defiant proclamation stating she will not be afraid to keep fighting for common sense reforms because of all this senseless gun violence (Fox & Friends, 2015). Current President Barak Obama calmly states that once again innocent people were killed because an individual who wanted to inflict harm had no problem getting his hands on a gun. Sad it is and quite desperate how two prominent, well liked leaders from the left used a horrible tragedy such as this brutal slaying of nine innocent people to twist it into an opportunity to fight for a popular political stance. A young, white man walks into a black christian church as a visitor. He is greeted and welcomed by the church's black christian members. He sits in the bible meeting, listens to an hour of preaching, praise, and worship, then gets up and begins annihilating these folks with gunfire and some one wants to call this a gun control issue? These folks were in the House of God studying the Bible, having prayers and some guy simply shoots them down because he simply don't like black people and Christians. And they dare blame this heinous act on the Second Amendment?
       Dylann Roof's (the killer) friends describe him as a racist who often complained about black people in general claiming that they are bringing down the white race. He wore a patch to celebrate apartheid in South Africa. This individual obviously held a deep hatred for black people. Too bad Barak Obama and Hilary Clinton did not speak intentionally about this fact or at least care to mention it earlier to the media. And not just Obama and Clinton but the entire left media seems to be fully committed to bashing the right wing, the NRA, and anyone else remotely supporting these groups while ignoring the obvious fact that this guy harbors a lot of hatred for black people and the church. How many people are bold enough to go into a church during service and gun down members of Christ's house of worship as well as their leader then afterwards just carry on with themselves without a care in the world? Just looking at the dude's face as he was being carried off while shackled he still appeared as if he was on a mission. One could tell that he felt satisfied with his action and held not even an inch of remorse. Why won't Clinton and Obama talk about the lack of care in this man's face for the lives he has ended? Why won't ABC News or Chuck Todd create a news report or documentary discussing why/how this country has come to the point where roughly every six months to a year a cold shooting massacre occurs in America? Since Columbine in April 20, 1999 over twenty senseless shooting massacres have occurred, many occurring in schools and universities, places where people are not supposed to meet any threat of violence. And all of these killers carry the similar distant look on their faces. That look portraying a mind that is simply blank, seared off any semblance of conscience. Could a knowledge of Jesus Christ have helped any of these people? Could the constant reminder that Jesus loves them and will provide for them regardless of what the bullies, abusive parents, mean friends, enemies, an unfair boss and coworker may have said or even done, maybe have changed their minds and led them to a different path, another choice in life? Could Dylann Roof meeting Christ earlier in his life, before he had already made up his mind, motivated him to seek Jesus for the miraculous cure and defeat of whatever demons were provoking him?
       Perplexing how as America continues to fight  for further separation from God and for silencing the Bible, and the Christian church, more and more of these senseless crimes take place. And each time each one takes place a prominent person quickly mentions the NRA and/or gun control as in clockwork. Gun Control is announced and preached in order to immediately remove any suspicion of this act simply being committed by pure evil. What is occurring today America represents an almost everlasting chain of violence going back to Columbine, to Edgewater Technology employee, Michael McDermott shooting and killing seven of his of his coworkers at the office in Wakefield, Mass to Terry Ratzman killing nine people plus himself at a hotel church service in Brookefield, Wisconsin, to the mass killings of 32 people by Seung-Hui Cho April 16, 2007 at Virginia Tech. And there are so many other murder massacres that have occurred in this country going even back to the 1800s one could write books upon books describing these crimes. And these atrocities do not include the everyday murders, rapes, beatings, child molestation, etc.. that occurs in this country. Let's also include the media and much of America's hyping up of homosexuality and gay marriage. America's problem is much bigger than "gun control". This country has an evil problem. Yes, I agree there may need to be a little tweaking of the right to own a gun but I don't believe that alone will solve America's problem. America has an evil problem. There are a lot of evil people walking and breeding in this country thinking evil thoughts, doing evil acts, some of them are on television, some of them contribute towards the daily news shown on internet, television, and print, some of them are even active in politics, running for various offices. America has an evil problem and until the people admit it and work together to deal with it, sadly, this country will continue to endure these types of crimes.

Reference
'Fox & Friends ' (2015, June 21), Ben Carson on Fallout From Carson Attack, Lead in Polls. Retrieved from http://video.foxnews.com/v/4311029031001/ben-carson-on-fallout-from-charleston-attack-lead-in-polls/?#sp=show-clips

Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Supposed Decline of Christianity

       The Decline of Christianity in America, the author goes on writing happily of the supposed decline of Christianity as if it is a wish come true for him. As I read one of these articles go on and rant about the fall of memberships of once highly populated Catholic churches in the northeastern parts of the US and the closings of Protestant churches in the Northeast and Midwest, as well as the decline of memberships in even Southern Baptist churches I keep saying to myself "Man this fellow has no clue what Christianity is all about. And this is quite literally an ongoing publishing of articles and comments one will notice or walk upon every now and then. Quite a few "experts" have gone on writing and talking at will of this supposed soon downfall of Christianity and often with seemingly great anticipation. A Christian who has read his/her Bible and who is close to God will think out loud "these people have no clue who God is!"
       Often I hear about the dearth of live bodies in many of those old catholic and protestant churches located around Europe. They say that many of these pews are empty Sunday mornings while the numbers of atheists in much of Europe continues to rises. Researchers and news magazines are constantly reporting articles full of polls and surveys showing a dwindling interest of christianity in America. Online news reports of Islam replacing Christianity in southern Italy and other places in southern Europe. People have reported there being more atheists in countries like Germany than there are in the United States. More Muslims attending mosques in Britain on Friday than Anglicans attending church on Sundays. The North American Mission Board once reported there being 28 churches for 10000 Americans back in 1900. Just fifty years later there are now 17 for every 100,000. That number being reported as the population in the country has risen tremendously.
       First of all probably the biggest important detail about Christianity and one that is mentioned over and over again in the Word of God as well as TRUE Bible Believing Churches, one that many people, especially atheists, agnostics, and similar thinking people do not seem to comprehend is that not everybody who says he is a christian is truly a christian. In fact there are a lot of people, likely the large majority of people who call themselves in this world Christians who are not true friends of Christ.

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Matthew 7:21-23.
A lot of people, yes even some of those shouting and screaming Jesus Christ's Name while dancing on the church stage will be met during the Day of Judgment with Christ's daunting words "I don't know you".
22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 23 Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?”
He said to them, 24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. 25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’
“But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’
26 “Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’
27 “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’
28 “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. Luke 13:22-28
       Jesus Christ made it clear to His disciples that the road to heaven is narrow. That means that getting to heaven is hard. That also means that the dude you saw at church who cussed you out the same day he preached a brewing sermon about the Holy Ghost may not be a real Christian. Or aunt Mabel who always goes to church but who also has a new man sleeping over her room every other weekend may not be a true Christian. All of these popular tv evangelists who have messed up big time that are favorite targets and at times psychological weapons use by Jesus Christ antagonists and other such non-believers, some of them may not be true Christians. Let's peruse through a list of them. Paula white, Jim Baker and Tammy Faye, Jimmy Swaggert, Ted Haggard, all of these one time highly revered Christian leaders, and some likely still have highly devoted followers, messed up big time. And this leads us to another highly misunderstood point of Christianity. Christianity is about following Jesus Christ not just the leaders. Jimmy Swaggert is not the author of the Bible. He is just a guy that took a highly responsible task and made a major fumble. And this is not to say that all of these guys are not Christians or that any man who claims Christ but somehow behaves spiritually erratic is headed to hell but it is a big clue that there is something wrong occurring and that instead of blindly following the pied piper maybe someone ought to get his or her Bible out, have a conversation with God and find out what He wants him or her to do instead.
       Another important detail about Christianity that is misunderstood is when people mention crimes committed by major religions and nations under the Name of Christ. For example the murdering of pagan priests and people accused of being witches between 315 and 6th century. Emperor Karl (Charlemagne) who beheaded 4500 Saxons in 782 because they refused to convert Christianity. The Crusades in places like Turkey, Hungary, and Jerusalem that slaughtered thousands of Muslims and non Catholics. Native Americans who were slaughtered in North America many in the name of Christ. And the often mentioned slaves from Africa who were brought to the Americas and where false teachers used the Bible to back up their mistreatment and enslavement of them. All of these were false teachings. Non of these acts accused of being committed in the name of Christ are supported anywhere in the Bible. These acts were committed by bullies and criminals who very likely did not ever study their Bibles. They took orders from dishonest leaders and assumed that what they were preaching must be true simply because of their status held. Others may have known their teachings were wrong but did not care. They were getting land, money, power, and free labor.
       I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. Romans 16:17-18 ESV
See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. Colossians 2:8 ESV.      
       If one would pick up the Book and read it for him or herself the person will know that Christianity has always been related to the dwindling of numbers. 25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. 27 And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple Luke 14:25;33. The number of true Christians in America, Europe, the world is likely even much smaller than the amount imagined by these authors. But this is not Big News. The details has already been predicted two thousand some years ago by the Messiah. The same information is preached every Sunday by the true Christian churches located everywhere in the world. The message is mentioned all over the Bible, in both old and new testaments.Anyone who wants to know, anybody who is interested can pick up the Book and learn for him or herself. And if the reading is difficult for them they can go out church shopping. There are churches out there with members who are not even leaders who probably know one hundred plus times more about the Word of God then many of these writers and so-called experts who have know clue what Christ had predicted for His Church. Let's call the dwindling of church membership and church numbers Christ's huge trimming season, when He shaves off those whom He knows are not or perhaps never were in it to win it for Him. The Bible is full of true stories where God cut down the numbers in order to show His followers that He does not need a huge crowd in order to get the work done. Spend some time to read over some of these stories before allowing yourself to accept whatever popular figurehead on television or worlwide intellectual declares about God or Christianity. What does the Bible truly say about what a Christian is? How does Jesus describe a Christian?  Are the two equal?
     

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Old and The New

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. II Corinthians 5:17 King James Version.
       Here is a verse I used to here often as a young child but I hardly hear anymore. As a man in Christ one is supposed to be a new creature. Old, bad habits are supposed to pass away. Good, better habits should make this old person new. A nice, positive outlook for God's child but one that much of the world had great difficulty agreeing with. If one does not measure up to this statement by the Lord: "all things are become new", the person is typically called a hypocrite. Let's stretch this command from Jesus out a little bit:
16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here! II Corinthians 5:16-17 NIV
"So for now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view." Jesus tells us not to regard anyone from a worldly point of view. So does Jesus apply the word "hypocrite" as a typical person living in the planet earth would?


       As a frequent commentator on online journal and articles, typically yahoo.com, I have read the words "hypocrite" on a frequent and just about daily basis. Myself have even had these words fired verbally to my face. Much of the accusations of hypocrisy comes from not even knowing the person, just simply blaming Christians for actions and wars committed by Romans, Americans, Israel, Confederate slave owners, Republicans, tens, hundreds, even thousands of years ago. The commentator assumes that these are all the same Christian as what Jesus previously defined in the Bible.

  1. Matthew 7:21-23New American Standard Bible (NASB) “ Not everyonewho says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.
 Often the accuser lumps all Christians together with tribes from Iraq or Afghanistan who call themselves Christians but have been accused of committed some at times atrocious acts. 
16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation II Corinthians 5:16-19 NIV.
Jesus answers all of these accusers by earlier stating that "from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view." That means that when President Obama bashes Christians for standing up against gay weddings by calling them Hypocrites, while ignoring the thousands of Christians being slaughtered by Muslims in countries like Nigeria, Somalia, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, and many others, we don't regard Christianity from his point of view. We don't allow people who praise gay marriages define who is and who is not a Christian. We don't allow people who openly disregard the punishment Christian Nigerians, Christians from Cameroon, and Niger are taking from Boko Haram to define who we are or who we are supposed to be as Christians. Those people are not themselves Christians and are trying to define Christianity outside of the Word of God which Jesus described as a Big No, No.
       Jesus took great punishment from the world while He was walking the earth. He took brutal beatings and verbal abuse from the very same Boko Haram, Liberal - Christian taunting folks who don't themselves desire to obey the Bible but in return expect perfection from Christian people. Jesus loves us but in the same way He loves us, He expects the best from us.

60 Peter replied, “Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!” Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. 61 The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.” 
62 And he went outside and wept bitterly.

Luke 22:60-62 New International Version (NIV)


Jesus knew Peter's heart. The world would have called Peter a hypocrite. Jesus did not see Peter in a worldly point of view. It is time for Christians to take a long break from listening to the Oprah Winfrey's, Cyndi Lauper's, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and Madonna's. Writers from the Huffington Post who have made a career out of taunting Christianity, those people writing those articles don't know Jesus. "Obama?", well I will leave that comment for somebody else. Read our Bibles. Jesus will tell you what a real Christian is and who are the true hypocrites. And that is all we need.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Baltimore, America, Here We Go AgainI

       America did it again. Another riot, another several days of chaos and violence again because of a stupid act(s) committed by police officers who believed themselves to be above the law. The black victim was not shot this time but pretty much thrashed, brutalized mysteriously. He was beaten up by several  police officers. I assume he likely received the majority of his injuries through what Baltimore police officers call a "rough ride" where they lock the prisoner up inside a police van (paddy wagon) and give him a wild bumpy ride through  a neighborhood or while driving to a police station. Well this ride must have been extremely bumpy because this time the prisoner ended up not just bruised but deceased.
       On the day Freddie Gray died, I was sitting down on my chair, just recently home from work and I began hearing drops of news here and there of some kind of altercation occurring in Baltimore. I finally decide to turn on the television, turn to CNN then POW there it is. Immediate thoughts of "here we go again" plays in my head. "America has not learned", even while being led by a reelected black president. My parent in laws looked onto the television a little mystified, they visiting from West Africa, they expect better from this country but they are educated and been to the US before. They know a lot about the perils and misfortunes befallen upon many of the African Americans living in the United States. They know about the lack of education and he high numbers of crimes occurring in the major cities. They know about the large amount of drugs being sold and used, and the large number of high school dropouts, unemployed, children raised without fathers. That is one of the reasons why they travel from Nigeria to America every other year to help their daughter (my wife) and myself raise our children so that we as a team can rise atop this mess black families, individuals can find themselves in if not careful.
       Reports say that some policeman saw Freddie Gray in a bad neighborhood he then ran from them. After that I don't know what occurred between Freddie Gray and the police to have them desire to rough him up enough to give him a severe spinal cord injury. Very possibly the police simply chased after him because he ran from them and looked suspicious. From reading reports on the web he as witnessed as being dragged into a van, handcuffed by his arresting officers. A woman who knows the man said she found him screaming, she asked him if he was okay but he never said yes or no. He just said that he could not breathe and he was screaming. The police officers, there was seven of them, said that they found a knife clipped to the insides of his front right hand pocket. The knife is said to be spring assisted. Some people say that it is not illegal to carry a knife. Maryland law makes it illegal to carry switchblades of any kind, or any type of dangerous weapon (http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/22/us/baltimore-freddie-gray-what-we-know/). Now here is the obvious question asked time and time again: Was carrying a knife deserving of being beaten to death? Is flinching or even running when seeing several cops warrant dying?
       My wife saw the Baltimore riot and immediately felt disappointment in the African Americans quarreling and burning down buildings. I felt disappointed but I also understand somewhat what the rioters are going through. I witnessed similar turbulence in LA in 1992 after the Rodney King Beatings. I also saw a similar pattern in the recent Ferguson riots. On one side people say that burning down buildings and destroying businesses built to serve your own friends and families accomplishes zilch for the black community, which is true. On the other side people focus on the mistreatment of Black Americans by police officers, especially white officers who constantly harass black people and treat them like similar to how black slaves were treated in America back in the 17 and 1800's. Myself having experienced cop harassment back in my twenties can in a way relate to how blacks in Ferguson and LA feel. The only difference was that my experienced involved black cops. As I was driving with my friend down a bad neighborhood a city policemen driving nearby noticed us and so decided to pull us over. Instead of simply issuing me a warning and/or a ticket and sending myself and my friend on our way the cops continued asking me questions insisting that I was on some kind of drug or criminal mission. I kept telling them that I was on my way to church but they assumed that I was lying. They began making fun of my accent. I was born in Nigeria, raised in America so my accent does not sound African American even though I look like it should. My accent does not sound 100 percent white either though during those times many African Americans I met would say that I sounded white. I became upset at the cops and raised my voice, next thing I know I found my arm swung around my back, pressed hard. The cop holding my arms was a huge guy. I was handcuffed in minutes. I felt uptight and indignified. Why was I being handcuffed? What did I do wrong? After about 45 minutes a captain came, which, interestingly, was a woman and let me go. After several weeks I appeared in court told the judge all the horrible things the cops did and said to me. He looked back at me with a blank gaze and simply sent me home without a ticket (I showed the judge proof that I fixed my broken light). As soon as I left I filed a report with the police department against the cops who handcuffed me. A couple weeks later a received a letter from the department telling me that they found nothing wrong with what the cops did.
       Every time a Black American riot against the police occurs I am reminded of my own experience. I often wonder if I should have gotten an attorney. Maybe I could have sued those cops. Anyways I know somewhat how those people in Ferguson and Baltimore feel, People hate to be bullied. People hate to be picked own especially by those who are supposed to protect them. But there is a crime issue within many black communities and that does draw a lot of the police attention. There is a growing lack of moral growing within black families. There is a rising breakup of black families into single moms and dads with children. Many kids are being born into families without mom and dad. Many moms and dads are not married. Now Black Americans are being introduced into gay marriages and many have fallen for it. The American media has done it again. Now they are associating Black American historical trials for freedom from slavery with the homosexual fight for power and many Black Americans are falling for it.
       It is like Ray Lewis said people of Baltimore need to rise above this mess. People around them know what they are going through. Many of them have been through similar altercations. You know Ray Lewis there are many people in America who have never set their own foot in Baltimore who have experienced similar police altercations. Burning down police cars and throwing rocks at policeman will not solve the problems.  Black Americans, White Americans should come down to church open their Bibles and read how God delivered the Nation of Israel from their own enemies. Israel is a nation who had many rivalries within. Jacob and Esau was a great rivalry. The two were brothers. One hunted the other over a bitter conflict. After awhile though they were both able to reconcile. African Americans and White Americans need to reconcile. Not some phony celebrity type one where we see white musicians play with black musicians or where we watch comedians like Bill Cosby or Chris Rock tell jokes to members of the White House, but one where we as a nation get down to our knees and pray to God and afterwards have each other walk in front of our brother or sister from another race and ask this person for forgiveness for whatever crime or cruelty committed by a member(s) of our race unto them or maybe a close friend or relative.. We need to say to each other that we are sorry and mean it. The love of Jesus needs to be kept as a witness of this apology. I know a lot of atheists in this county would be offended by mentioning Jesus but this country is in a mess. This mess is not going to be saved by education or money. Only one Savior can save this country. And His help does not require paying back a ten thousand plus loan.

Reference
Fantz, A., Botelho, G.  (April 29, 2015). What we know, don't know about Freddie Gray's death. CNN. Retrieved from http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/22/us/baltimore-freddie-gray-what-we-know


       

Monday, April 27, 2015

What Has He Done?

       After finishing viewing news of Nicki Minaj's engagement to Meek Mill the yahoo.com UK screen immediately jumped to news coverage of "Orange is the New Black" star, Laverne Cox posing nude for Allure magazine (Willis 2015), as I watched him pose and try to act as if he is some kind of gorgeous woman it was hard for me to believe that this man actually thinks he looks like a woman and not only a woman but a very foxy one. The narrator of the short news film kept referring to Laverne as a "she" but the person portrayed on the photo is obviously no she. The eyes staring at you in what appeared to be in desperation was definitely not a she. Dude has big eyes, a big head, carrying arms packed with muscles. He looks big enough to play safety for a professional football team. I have seen Laverne pictured as his manly self, with and without makeup both in television and print. I know how he looks when not trying to behave feminine. When portraying his true self he looks like a guy who is probably good looking enough to lure a hot looking woman toward flinging herself toward him. Why he would bring such punishment into his life by denying himself this joy? Why he would deny himself the pleasure of being one with a gorgeous woman? One would have to know the facts surrounding this man's childhood and further personal history in order to discover some answers to these questions. Who is his mother and how did she treat him? More importantly, did he grow up with his dad and if he did how did they relate with each other? How did his siblings, especially his male relatives treat him? How did his friends treat him? Did he have many male friends and were they supportive of him? Some people will respond: "Who cares?" "Why should it matter?" Well the fact is, it does and by simply not looking into it we only make the problem worse. Look at Laverne (https://uk.screen.yahoo.com/hollyscoop/orange-black-star-laverne-cox-145032572.html), does he really look happy? I don't see real happiness in his face and I remember relaying the same thoughts to myself when seeing him previously on television shows like Entertainment Tonight or Hollywood Reporter. I have witnessed the unhappy facial looks when I viewed other transgender individuals like Chaz Bono, Candis Cayne, Amanda Lepore. Not only do they appear unhappy their facial and bodily image emerge into one's view as absolutely atrocious. The television interviewers and program hosts always heap praises on them, calling them "beautiful", "fabulous", "sexy". But when one hears these huge compliments one can't help but think to themselves this person giving one (or several) whopper(s) of a fib because there is no way this person can look anywhere close to fabulous. Look at the lips protruding out for miles similar to those famous often famously cartooned lips of Mick Jagger.  And the body, Chaz Bono's most noticeably, humongous. While looking at Chaz one can easily figure out that the doctor injected way too much hormones in her body. When I look at Chaz ,Chastity Sun Bono's, pictures before her operational mess, I immediately think to myself, "what was wrong with that?" No, she was not the most attractive woman in the world but she was much prettier than this penguin like figure. And I am sure that if she would have put a smile on her face during those poses, wore some decent make up, dressed herself up attractively she would have made herself appear much better. I have seen much less attractive women do wonders to themselves after a day of shopping and some makeup. At times you can never know what is hidden inside, the plain face. You might just discover something you never knew exists. But the person must desire, be willing to pull it out. The person must not just like themselves, not just like life, but have a reason beyond themselves to desire to dress their best. Because other people are watching them and they want to appear good for others as well as themselves. Maybe people like Chaz and Laverne don't have anyone in their life creating that burning fire in them to desire to appear their best.
       Jesus is a lifetime partner who is more than able to pull it all out, neatly together for somebody who is struggling in life, yes people like Chaz Bono and Laverne Cox. Because even in those times when one is lonely, those times when everybody abandons the individual, or when one feels completely nuts, Jesus will never leave that person. Laverne Cox and Chaz Bono appear abandoned. Chaz Bono appears to be missing her father. Her dad, Sonny, was a famous singer who tagged team with her mom Cher Bono. He tragically died during a skiing accident in Nevada. Nobody in the media mentions this fact but Chaz, then Chastity did not actively defy her gender while desiring to be a man when her father was alive. While her dad was living she was mostly out of the spotlight. Maybe her wanting to be a man is a response to her father's death, maybe her dad had the ability to compose her, to calm her down whenever she gave out emotional outbreaks or expressed thoughts of depression? He may have talked her out of it or the thought may have never entered her mindset from the beginning if he was still alive. Her mother (Cher Bono), from her reaction to her daughter's mess, does not seem to care. Her mother appears to be morally irresponsible. She has publicly given Chaz her support but has seldom commented on her daughter's change of a appearance since the operation. Who knows what type of conversations may have been whispered between those two. But remembering the appearances of those awful negligee, part disco, part rock and roll type Halloween drabs her mom used to wear on those MTV rock videos one can't help but assume that her words were far from morally helpful.  What type of mother would give her daughter (or son) the support to commit such a crime toward themselves? What kind of a mom would provide approval toward a desecration of the body and face of someone they gave birth to? If Chaz Bono was your daughter would you be able to honestly look in the mirror, or better yet, to God and say you are thrilled at what she became?
       Bruce Jenner is another name among many to throw into the pot of characters within the celebrity pool who have messed up their lives while following this transgender route. He along with the others just does not appear happy and their manufactured faces appear ugly beyond description. Bruce Jenner was once a hero amongst many young American boys. An American olympian, he won the gold medal in what was once the US most favorite olympic event, the decathlon. America was proud of their athlete posting his pictures on Wheaties cereal boxes. He promoted products on television commercials. One wonders what happened to this guy? What made his life so unhappy? Kim Kardashian? Well that will take more research, probably enough to write a nice sized book.
       Now Bruce Jenner wants to be a woman, Why? Well this blog will likely be published before viewing his interview to be shown Friday night, April 24th. I am going to say that he most likely simply is not happy, probably feeling miserable. Somebody, thing, a thought, maybe dream, somehow convinced him that trying to change himself into a woman will provide him with whatever it is he is looking for to make him feel complete, to provide answers to that confusing or nagging feeling he has about himself. Maybe he was sexually molested when he was young? Maybe he had a difficult relationship with his father? That is another article. Maybe he provide answers to his audience during his interview April 24 or another one in the future.
        Unfortunately the media has bamboozled these people. The media provided them with the false idea that this transgender thing was going to make them happy like the media has with abortion, homosexuality, frozen embryos, spending fortunes on education, idolizing celebrities, engulfing die drinks, the list goes on the media has done it and many have taken the bait. Chaz Bono, Bruce Jenner, Laverne Cox, Candis Cayne, Amanda Lepore all have taken the bait. The media is not going to tell them the truth. Their interview hosts, newspaper and magazine writers, publicists will continue lying to these victims, pouring false praises at their feet in order to con them into parading themselves in these producers' carnival, circus shows. "Here it is audience, in the right ring we have the puffy penguin like character who is the daughter of Sonny and Cher." "Look at what she was done to herself!!" But make it appear as if they truly support them as to keep their true side from emerging as too obvious. But don't you dare come out and just say the truth. Don't dare speak up and state that this individual has done great harm to him or herself or you will be called a "bigot", accused of "discrimination", or being on the "wrong side of history".
  I am not controlled by the entertainment opinion censorship program, nor by the Liberal opinion watchdog. I can pretty much say and write whatever I want, within reason, and nobody is going to threaten to sue me or fire me like they have so many. And the world desperately needs people who can and will speak up honestly regarding what they see. hear, and have learned in the world. The world, more importantly need those who can more likely become sued or get fired show courage in speaking out despite the great risks involved. Fact is people in this world, in the American society have seen many people dressed up as the opposite sex appear miserable, become depressed, and commit terrible acts against themselves and others. Instead of blaming all these horrible conclusions on "bigots" people, society needs to be honest with themselves and look truthfully at what they are seeing. Instead of taking Liberal media's bait and simply assuming that every transgender that attempts suicide was pushed into self destruction by a religious extremist or some anti transgender maniac let's show these individuals some real love. Ask yourself, ask them.....Are they really happy?

Reference
Hollyscoop (2015) 'Orange is the New Black' Star Laverne Cox Poses Nude in Allure Magazine. 
       Retrieved from https://uk.screen.yahoo.com/hollyscoop/orange-black-star-laverne-cox-145032572.html