No Apologies Round Two

"Few if any recent generations could sit with a Bible in one hand and their newspapers in the other and see the fulfillment of prophecy, but for us it’s almost routine." Jack Kelly

Saturday, June 27, 2009

An American Summer

Hi everyone. I am going to be taking a bit of a hiatus from this blog for a little while. I will still be posting from time to time on the others, and if anything real breaking happens, I will post here as well. What I would like to do here is to post music lyrics to good songs about America and her patriots. I'm sorry, but I don't have the computer speed or know how to play music here, so if if I can, I will link to you tube or something if you want to hear it. Anyway, I hope everyone has a Blessed summer-

Love Carolyn

OK- First up, let's get down to business- it's Charlie Daniels with and excellent and very appropriate song- Simple Man

I ain't nothing but a simple man
Call me a redneck, I reckon that I am
But there's things goin' on that make me mad down to the core
I have to work like a dog to make ends meet
There's crooked politicians and crime in the street
And I'm madder than hell and I ain't gonna take it no more
We tell our kids to just say no
And then some panty waist judge lets a drug dealer go
And he slaps him on the wrist and he turns him back out on the town
Well, if I had my way with people sellin' dopeI'd take a big tall tree and a short piece of rope
And hang 'em up high and let 'em swing till the sun goes down

Well you know what's wrong with the world today
People done gone and put their Bibles away
There livin' by law of the jungle not the law of the land
Well the good book says it, so I know it's the truth
An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth
You'd better watch where you go
And remember where you've been
That's the way I see it I'm a simple man

Now, I'm the kind of man that wouldn't harm a mouse
But if I catch somebody breakin' in my house
I've got a twelve gauge shotgun waitin' on the other side
So don't go pushin' me against my will
I don't want to have to fight you but I durn sure will
So if you don't want trouble that you'd better just pass me on by
As far as I'm concerned there ain't no excuse
For the raping and the killing and the child abuse
And I've got a way to put and end to all that mess
You just take those rascals out in the swamp
Put them on their knees and tie 'em to a stump
And let the rattlers and the bugs and the alligators do the rest

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Boy, this one's short!

Am I the only one who finds things interesting in that Obama is not wanting to "meddle" in Iran's political situation right now, but he has no problem dictating to Israel?! I mean, people are dying on the streets of Tehran, people only wanting to have a more free system and no more nut jobs like Ahmadinijad (even though the rest of those who were running for election weren't much better!) Obama of course is "concerned" over the unrest, but he refuses to take part in anything to do with the election.

A little while back, I wrote about the fact that whenever our American Gov'ment meddles with Israel, we get something happening here. I pointed out about the Biblical principal of whoever Blesses Israel will be Blessed, but whoever curses Israel will be cursed. I also pointed out the facts that all these so called peace deals and the road map have had our government meddling and trying to divide Israel to give land to arabs who call themselves Palestinian. Every time our government has forced something on Israel, something has happened in America. For example, the day that Katrina hit the Gulf States, was the day that Jews were forced to leave their homes in Gaza. If you haven't read that post, you can see it here.

When Obama started messing with Israel, I was wondering what would come here. Would it be more economic disasters? Or another natural disaster? Well, I do find it very interesting that while Obama will not meddle with Iran, who is developing nuclear weapons, he is telling Israel to back off. Israel will be the first to be affected when Iran decides to launch a weapon on Israel. So, now, we are facing a real threat from North Korea. Kim Il Jong has declared that they will launch a missile toward Hawaii on the 4th of July. Some people are laughing that off, thinking there is no way they have a good enough missile for that- or that they will no get far with declaring war on us. Have you any idea how militarized that country is? They have a massive armed force which has been training for the past 40 years! They have been developing nukes, they have biological weapons.

It's not a stretch to think of what the rest of this year will be like as the obama regime meddles with Israel- while rogues like North Korea and Iran are plotting. Coincidence? I don't believe in coincidence. God's Word is the truth.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

She Says it So Much Better than I

I don't do this often- that is, post someone else's messages, but this was so much of the truth, and Ms. Gabriel says it with such grace and she is much more polite than I. It's a long read, but please do, as it is very well written, and something that is on a lot of our minds. Ms. Gabriel should know what she is talkng about, as she grew up knowing Muslim terror. You can learn more about her by looking on the side here under American Congress for Truth. (sentences in color are my emphasis)

An open letter to President Obama from Brigitte Gabriel

Dear Mr. President, You face difficult challenges in matters such as achieving peace in the Middle East and protecting America from the threat of radical Islam and terrorism. These are challenges that have vexed past presidents, going as far back as our second president, John Adams. I have no doubt you appreciate both the gravity of these challenges and the enormous obstacles that exist to solving them. I also have no doubt that you and your staff understood that, no matter what you said in your speech last Thursday in Cairo, there would be those who would take issue with you.

That is always the case when attempting to solve problems that are as deep and emotionally-laden as these challenges are. I am assuming it is your sincere hope that the approach you have chosen to take, as evidenced by what I’m sure was a carefully crafted speech, will ultimately prove successful. However, it pains me to say this sir, but, while you said in your speech that you are a “student of history,” it is abundantly clear that, in these matters, you do not know history and thus, as Santayana noted, you are doomed to repeat it. In doing so your efforts, however well-intentioned they may be, will not produce what you profess to hope they will produce. A wise man once said that if you start with the wrong assumptions, no matter how logical your reasoning is, you will end up with the wrong conclusion. With all due respect Mr. President, you are starting with certain assumptions that are unsupported by history and an objective study of the ideology of political Islam. You began in your speech by asserting that “tensions” exist between the United States and Muslims around the world, which, of course, is correct. Unfortunately, you then proceeded, incorrectly, to lay virtually all the blame for these tensions at the feet of America and the West. You blamed western colonialism, the Cold War, and even modernity and globalism. A student of American history, who is not trying to reconstruct it to fit a modern politically correct narrative, would state that tensions between America and Muslims began with the unprovoked, four-decades long assault by the Muslim Barbary pirates against American shipping in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. I find it telling that you mentioned the Treaty of Tripoli in your speech but ignored the circumstances that led to it. That treaty was but one of numerous attempts by the United States to achieve peace with the jihadists of the Barbary Coast who were attacking our shipping and killing and enslaving our citizens and our soldiers ­ and who by their own admission were doing so to fulfill the call to jihad.These jihadists were not acting to protest American foreign policy, which was decidedly isolationist, and there was no state of Israel to scapegoat. They were doing what countless Islamic jihadists have done throughout history ­ acting upon the hundreds of passages in the Qur’an and the Hadith that call upon faithful Muslims to kill, conquer or subjugate the infidel. A student of world history would know that, for all the acknowledged evils of Western colonialism, these evils pale in comparison to the nearly 14 centuries of Islamic colonialism that began in Arabia under the leadership of Mohammed. The student of history would know that Islamic forces eradicated all Jewish and Christian presence from Arabia after Mohammed’s death, and then succeeded in conquering all of North Africa, most of the Middle East, much of Asia Minor, and significant portions of Europe and India ­ eventually creating an empire larger than Rome’s was at its peak. The number of dead and enslaved during these many centuries of Islamic imperial conquest and colonialism have been estimated to total more than 300 million. What’s more, the wealth of many of the conquered nations and cultures was plundered by the Islamic conquerors, and millions of millions of non-Muslims who did survive were forced to pay onerous taxes, such as the “jizya,” a humiliation tax to the Islamic caliphs. Indeed, in some areas Christians and Jews were made to wear a receipt for the jizya around their neck as a mark of their dishonor.These facts have not been invented by Christian or Jewish historical revisionists, but were chronicled by Muslim eyewitnesses throughout the past 14 centuries and are available to be researched by any person seeking an objective understanding of how Islam spread throughout the world.

You say in your speech that we must squarely face the tensions that exist between America and the Muslim world. That is a laudable notion with which I agree, but by casting Islam as the historical victim and the West (and by implication, America) as the aggressor, you do not face these tensions squarely, but alleviate the Muslim world from coming to grips with the jihadist ideology embedded in its holy books and acted upon for 1,400 years. Even worse, you empower and embolden militant Islamists who regard your gestures as signs of weakness and capitulation.The issue is not that all Muslims are terrorists or radicals or extremists. We all know that the majority of Muslims are not. We also know that many peace-loving Muslims are victims of Islamist violence.The issue is this: what drives hundreds of millions of Muslims worldwide to call for the death of Jews?What drives millions of Muslims to riot, destroy property, and take innocent lives in reaction to the Danish cartoons? What drives tens of thousands of Muslims to demand the execution of a British teacher whose only “crime” was allowing her students to name their teddy bears “Mohammed”? What drives countless Muslims worldwide to actively participate in, or fund, or provide nurture to, terrorist organizations? What drives Muslims in mosques in America to proclaim and distribute materials that call for hatred of and the destruction of infidels? What drives entire Islamic countries to prohibit the building of a Christian church or synagogue?

To assume, as you apparently do, that what drives these actions is not an ideology embedded in the holy books of Islam, but rather other “root causes,” most of which you lay at the feet of America and the West, is at best na├»ve and at worst dangerous. Lastly, I must address your statement that “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.” Unfortunately, the examples you gave are the exception rather than the rule.Historically speaking, I seriously doubt the Egyptian Copts, the Lebanese Maronites, the Christians in Bethlehem, the Assyrians, the Hindus, the Jews, and many others who have been persecuted by Islamic violence and supremacism, would agree with your assertion.

For instance, Christians and Jews became “Dhimmis,” a second class group under Islam. Dhimmis were forced to wear distinctive clothing; it was Baghdad’s Caliph Al-Mutawakkil, in the ninth century, who designated a yellow badge for Jews under Islam, which Hitler copied and duplicated in Nazi Germany nearly a thousand years later.I witnessed first-hand the “tolerance” of Islam when Islamists ravaged my country of birth, Lebanon, in the 1970’s, leaving widespread death and destruction in their wake. I saw how they re-paid the tolerance that Lebanese Christians extended toward them. My experience is not an isolated one.

When you make an unfounded assertion about the “proud tradition” of tolerance in Islam, you do a great disservice to the hundreds of millions of non-Muslims who have been killed, maimed, enslaved, conquered, subjugated or displaced ­ in the cause of Islamic jihad.

Mr. President, those of us like me who are ringing the alarm in America about the threat of radical Islam would like nothing better than to peacefully co-exist with the Muslim world. Most Americans would like nothing better than to peacefully co-exist with the Muslim world. The obstacle to achieving this does not lie with us in America and the West. It lies with the hundreds of millions of Muslims worldwide, including many of their spiritual leaders, who take seriously the repeated calls to jihad in the Qur’an and the Hadith. Who regard “infidels” as inferior and worthy of conquering, subjugating and forcibly converting. Who support “cultural jihad” as a means to subvert non-Muslim societies from within. Who take seriously the admonitions throughout the Qur’an and the Hadith to convert the world to Islam ­ by force if necessary ­ and bring it under the rule of Allah.Unless you are willing to courageously and honestly accept this, your aspirations for worldwide comity and peace in the Middle East are doomed to fail.

Sincerely,Brigitte Gabriel

Monday, June 1, 2009

Vigilantism is bad no matter who it's against

Yesterday, I saw a headline on AOL news about an abortion doctor's murder. I didn't bother to read it, figuring I would hear more later. Hear I did, and found out it was George Tiller. I was shocked, but not surprised, saddened- but in a different way, and I immediately lifted up his family and the family of the responsible party in prayer.

I was shocked because after all the news during the past few years about Tiller, it seemed the guy was untouchable. After all, he had escaped justice over and over again through the court cases and grand juries against him. Then Gov. of Kansas- Kathleen Silibius (now the Secretary of Health and Human Services) did all she could to squash any efforts by prosecutor Phil Kline to bring this abortionist known to most, as Tiller the Killer, to justice for performing illegal late term abortions- also known as partial birth abortions.

I was not surprised however, as people such as Tiller, while not deserving to die by some vigilante's means- they do a "service" which in the views of more than half this country- is wrong, and is murder.

Through the course of all means to shut down George Tiller (both lawful and those unlawful), he was never stopped. No one in the pro life groups that I know is cheering that this man is dead. Those of us, which make up almost the whole of the pro life movement, know that the man who killed Tiller has only brought more slander and injustice to those of us are against abortion. Especially touching- is the fact that the man was in church when he was murdered.

Whether Tiller was a true Christian or not, and whether the church he attended was a Bible believing Church or not- it was so very wrong. It was wrong in the eyes of the law, and in the view of God's Law- thou shall not murder.

Yes, George Tiller was a murderer as well. I don't ever hear the pro abortion side crying over the thousands of innocent babies, who by the actions of Tiller- as well as thousands of other "doctors" who were tortured by having a pair of scissors shoved into the backs of their skulls and their brains sucked out. I don't hear them crying for those babies who squirm and writhe in pain from burning saline solutions injected into the womb of the "mother". Or those who are born alive- burned, and alive- only to be thrown in a trash can and left to die.

Yes- in the view of God, abortionists are murderers. That said, there is no excuse for someone to take justice into their own hands. God says Judgement belongs to Him. If we can not find justice through changing hearts, through the legal system and whatever other legal course we can- we will only TRUST in the LORD that He will do as He sees fit. It is not up to us to be judge, jury and executioner. That is murder- no worse, no better, no different than the abortionists.

All this did was shine a spotlight on the "fringe" group which is a fraction of a percent of the pro life movement. All this did was push back any kind of progress the peaceful, God loving, child loving pro life people had made. All this has done is take the spotlight off the fact that millions of babies- many of which would be perfectly capable of living outside the womb- are being slaughtered- tortured and sacrificed in the name of "family planning", "reproductive rights" and feminist rights.

For Christian pro lifers, we need to remember that God knows exactly what is happening to these innocents. He was aware of Tiller's hypocrisy of attending church on Sundays, while murdering children Monday through Friday. We need to continue to pray for the abortionists- that their hearts will change, and they will see the carnage they have done in the name of "rights". We need to show love and compassion to women who think there are no other choices available to them. We need to help women who are going through, thinking of going through or have gone through an abortion. We need to change hearts through showing Christ's love.

We may not understand all the reasons that people like George Tiller are able to get away with legalized murder for years, but it is not up to us to play God.

The shooter may have though he was carrying out justice, and doing the Lord's work- he was not.