Thursday, May 31, 2012

Our Paper God

The Bible mentions our (nation, church & individual)  responsibility to the poor in over a 1000 verses. God allowed Israel to be destroyed and Judah captured because they neglected and exploited the poor.

God has told me before that the day is coming and soon when, to be called an American, will no longer make one proud, but will be considered "fighting words." The highest of insults.

Do we really think that our greed, that exceeds all greed in the history of man, will be rewarded when Israel and Judah met such fates? America had such promise, the ability, on its own to feed the word, but it abandoned God for a god made of paper, See! Right there on their paper god is written, "In God We Trust." America placed its faith in the wrong god...for soon, the world will be using its paper god to light their stoves. And God, the God of Creation will be defamed no more.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Jesus was not a Liberal

The phrase is slightly off, a "Liberal" is a political party and, while Jesus was certainly liberal in everything he did, I doubt he would have become "unequally yoked" (2 Cor 6:4) with a political party. For the same reason, while I vote Democrat and am politically Left of the Democratic Party, I am a democrat, but not a Democrat.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt?

I'm not against the death penalty, I'm against the way we impose it. The Bible required a minimum of two eye-witnesses who themselves faced the same penalty as the accused if they were found to have lied. IOW a standard of "beyond any doubt" as opposed to our standard of "beyond a reasonable doubt."

Just a couple of days ago an Occupier's  case was tossed because the police officer lied and the article mentioned that police officers have "qualified immunity" when they lie. The day before that, there was an article about prosecutors hiding exonerating evidence from the defense and how difficult it is to prosecute or punish them for malicious prosecution.  Within the past few days, it's been proven that Texas has recently executed two innocent men and Georgia has likely executed an innocent man just a few months ago. In addition at least 2000 people have been exonerated after being falsely convicted, according to another article - a bunch of them here in Illinois.  Recent studies also show that White juries tend to convict Black men whether they did it or not.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

All Hell Is About To Hit The Fan

If you read the prophetic books of the Bible, God destroyed Israel & allowed Judah to be taken into slavery because of idolatry and exploiting the poor (they tend to go together). Not everyone was, God told Ezekiel, that, out of a 6 million member "church", 7000 remained faithful (probably a similar percentage today).

The Bible calls the poor "God's people." When the wealthy "redistribute" the combined wealth of the poor into their own coffers, in God's name, no less, as the "Christian Right" has encouraged, and presume to sully God's name further by identifying themselves as a "Christian Nation," all hell is going to hit the fan.

Thursday, May 10, 2012


I have served my country - thankfully, most of it in peace time, and feel my 8 1/2 years in the USAF  have earned me the right to express my opinion. And not just me, we all served that everyone may have Liberty to even say the moronic Conservative bullshit that pisses me off.

I am a liberal because I was and am prepared to die that others may have Liberty. I am a liberal because I am a follower of Jesus Christ of Nazareth who taught that we should love God, love our neighbor, feed the poor, give drink to the thirsty, heal the sick freely, not cast the first stone, and to stand up and defend the oppressed (bruised).

Jesus did not say that corporations were people (yes they existed), money is speech, that He would bless his followers with wealth, or the uninsured should do us a favor and die quickly.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


I am pro-choice/anti-abortion believing that we will have less abortions when we have better access to health care, health information and birth control, when we have jobs that pay enough for women (and men) to support a family -but I would never presume to attempt to legislate my morality onto a pregnant woman.

Preferring instead to retain my stone and acknowledge that I to am a sinner

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Poor, Whose Responsibility?

Our responsibly to feed the poor is a constant refrain in both testaments of the Bible (and in the scriptures of most other religions as well), appearing in more than a thousand verses.  The Bible tells us that the governments' failure to provide for the poor led to God allowing Isreal to be destroyed and Judah led into captivity.

The tithe was eaten by the farmer and his family and then shared with strangers (with a small portion given to the priests). Farmers (business) were to leave the corners of their fields unharvested and fallowed every seven years so the poor could

Jesus and Paul reiterated the Church's and individual's responsibility for the poor and the apostles reminded Paul
(Galatians 2:10) that helping the poor was essential doctrine.

Certainly, the poor should be willing to work (a verse that is often interpreted to contradict the entire rest of the Bible), but in a Capitalist society, full employment is a statistical impossiblilty.

Friday, May 4, 2012

How Christians Became Such Greedy Bastards

There's an entry in Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words under the entey "Cross" that explains how pagan symbols became accepted as Christian.  With the sudden adoption of Christianity as the official state religion, there were suddenly to many converts to teach properly and the Church was overwhelmed.

During the Reagan years, multi-level marketers discovered churches as a source of customers and prospective sales associates and joined in such numbers that the Church was over whelmed and soon abandoned Christ in favor of worshipping Mammon newly decked out in a Jesus Halloween mask.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The God of Hate

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When your God hates the same people you hate, you can be sure your God is not the Father of Jesus, another god, maybe, but not Jesus