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A Founding Quote

Posted by Godefroi on April 15, 2010

Inspired by a post at Doctor Bulldog and Ronin, highlighting the idiocy of today’s Liberal (in the worst sense of the word) judiciary; and by my observations of Americans’ general and unfortunate ignorance of history, I bring you a Presidential Proclamation:

Whereas the Congress of the United States, by a joint resolution of the two Houses, have signified a request, that a day may be recommended, to be observed by the People of the United States, with religious solemnity, as a day of public Humiliation, and Prayer; and whereas such a recommendation will enable the several religious denominations and societies so disposed, to offer, at one and the same time, their common vows and adorations to Almighty God, on the solemn occasion produced by the war, in which he has been pleased to permit the injustice of a foreign power to involve these United States;

I do therefore recommend the third Thursday in August next, as a convenient day to be set apart for the devout purposes of rendering to the Sovereign of the Universe and the Benefactor of mankind, the public homage due to his holy attributes; of acknowledging the transgressions which might justly provoke the manifestations of His divine displeasures; of seeking His merciful forgiveness, His assistance in the great duties of repentance and amendment; and especially of offering fervent supplications, that in the present season of calamity and war, He would take the American People under his peculiar care and protection; that he would guide their public councils, animate their patriotism, and bestow His blessing on their arms; that He would inspire all nations with a love of justice and of concord, and with a reverence for the unerring precept of our holy religion [which religion do you think he had in mind…Secularism perhaps?], to do to others as they would require others to do to them [oh wait…which religion teaches that?]; and finally, that , turning the hearts of our enemies from the violence and injustice which sway their councils against us, He would hasten a restoration of the blessings of Peace.

Given at Washington the 9th day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve.

James Madison.

Not only was it written by the Architect of the Constitution and the man who proposed the Bill of Rights (First Amendment anyone?), but was nearly coincident with the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Food for thought.

Big Thank-You to Wallbuilders for source material!

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What If?

Posted by Godefroi on April 6, 2010

Hypothetically speaking, what if those crazy “Christianists” took over the government of the Unites States. 

And again hypothetically, what if the new So-Far-Right-They’re-Behind-the-Sunrise Congress appropriated government money (that’s taxes, for any uninformed) and granted – say, $38 Million* – to build a new church somewhere? 

And what if, based on that success, they proceeded to grant a $30-Million-per-year-for-seven-years* boon to a Catholic Priest, SPECIFICALLY  to assist him in evangelizing, and threw in another $89 Million* to build a church?

And then what if, getting even crazier, the Congress started GRANTING LAND to religious institutions, again specifically for evangelism or church-building?

Yeah…what if Congress did all those things?  Those would all be violations of the First Amendment ‘Establishment Clause’ (wall of separation, and all that) right?

Just wondering.

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The most anti-Israel president ever

Posted by Godefroi on September 24, 2009

Shamelessly stolen from Meryl Yourish at Hot Air’s Green Room.

Here’s the intro:

President Barack Obama didn’t just apologize for the Bush years in his speech to the UN yesterday. He delivered what is probably the most anti-Israel speech ever given by a sitting president.

Once again, he used the argument that there is some kind of moral equivalency between Israeli settlements and Palestinian incitement. If you dig just a little, you find that “incitement” includes the Palestinian Authority’s refusal to have a single map of Israel in its textbooks, its constant Jew-hatred in its official media, statements, and even sermons, its referrals to “Palestine from the river to the sea” (that would be where Israel is currently), and the utter refusal by the Obama administration to note that the PA reinforced its anti-Israel charter and also added more anti-Israel conspiracy theories, such as the one that Israel poisoned Yasser Arafat.

And an additional excerpt on which I MUST comment.

The time has come — the time has come to re-launch negotiations without preconditions that address the permanent status issues: security for Israelis and Palestinians, borders, refugees, and Jerusalem. And the goal is clear: Two states living side by side in peace and security — a Jewish state of Israel, with true security for all Israelis; and a viable, independent Palestinian state with contiguous territory that ends the occupation that began in 1967, and realizes the potential of the Palestinian people. (Applause.)

Comment: Hey Ob-Asshole, learn a little history.  Here’s the property description of the territory for the Jewish National Home that the entire League of Nations approved (after, of course, the creation of Arab Palestine – you know, that state for those stateless Palestinians that supposedly does not exist):

Briefly stated, the boundaries are as follows:
North. – From Ras en Naqura on the Mediterranean eastwards to a point west of Qadas, thence in a northerly direction to Metulla, thence east to a point west of Banias.
East. – From Banias in a southerly direction east of Lake Hula to Jisr Banat Ya’pub, thence along a line east of the Jordan and the Lake of Tiberias and on to El Hamme station on the Samakh-Deraa railway line, thence along the centre of the river Yarmuq to its confluence with the Jordan, thence along the centres of the Jordan, the Dead Sea and the Wadi Araba to a point on the Gulf of Aqaba two miles west of the town of Aqaba, thence along the shore of the Gulf of Aqaba to Ras Jaba.
South. – From Ras Jaba in a generally north-westerly direction to the junction of the Neki-Aqaba and Gaza Aqaba Roads, thence to a point west-north-west of Ain Maghara and thence to a point on the Mediterranean coast north-west of Rafa.
West. – The Mediterranean Sea.

Which means: it’s ALL ISRAEL…GAZE, JUDEA, SAMARIA, ALL OF IT…THEREFORE THERE IS NO OCCUPATION

Jackass

I’ll leave it to you to read the rest at Hot Air.

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A Bit of Truth

Posted by Godefroi on July 9, 2009

I’ve been trying to convince people of this for years, mostly without success.

Perhaps folks are more likely to believe someone who’s “been there”?

(IsraelNN.com) Fatah chief Mahmoud Abbas says the Arabs of the Galilee city of Tzfat left in 1948 not because they were driven out, but on their own volition.

Many biographies of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas imply that his family became “refugees” because of the War of Independence in 1948. For instance, a BBC profile on Abbas when he succeeded Yasser Arafat as PLO chairman in 2005 writes, “In the light of his origins in Safed in Galilee – in what is now northern Israel – he is said to hold strong views about the right of return of Palestinian refugees.” Answers.com states, “As a result of the Arab-Israel War of 1948, he became a refugee.” Wikipedia articles on the topic say the same – all giving the impression that the Abbas family was driven out and became homeless.

However, Abbas himself – co-founder of Fatah with Arafat, and known as Abu Mazen – now tells a different story. Speaking with Al-Palestinia TV on Monday, Abbas admitted that his family was not expelled or driven out, but rather left for fear that the Jews might take revenge for the slaughter of 20 Jews in the city during the Arab pogroms of 19 years earlier.

[…]

The memory of the slaughter, Abbas said, “brought [our families] to understand that the military balance had changed, and that [we] no longer had military forces in their real meaning. There were only young people who fought, and there was an initial action. They felt that the balance of power had collapsed and they therefore decided to leave. The entire city was abandoned based on this thought – the thought of their property and saving themselves.”

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Question

Posted by Godefroi on June 26, 2009

It’s time to test your knowledge of history.  🙂

Who said the following (emphasis is mine):

The First Amendment, however, does not say that in every and all respects there shall be a separation of Church and State …. Otherwise the state and religion would be aliens to each other-hostile, suspicious, and even unfriendly.

I’ll be taking guesses thru the weekend.

UPDATE: No takers eh?  Bummer.

Anyway, the answer is THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT, in Zorach v. Clauson, 343 U.S. 306.

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A Dose of Truth

Posted by Godefroi on February 3, 2009

Published at Smooth Stone.

So many nations and anti-Israel organizations thrive on the intentional use of false data in order to sway world opinion against Israel. For example, their rhetoric is littered with concepts, mostly mythical, intertwined with words like “East Jerusalem”, “”Palestinians”, “West Bank”, etc.

For example, the concept of “Palestinians” is one that did not exist until about 1948, when the Arab inhabitants, of what until then was Palestine, wished to differentiate themselves from the Jews. Until then, the Jews were the Palestinians. There was the Palestinian Brigade of Jewish volunteers in the British World War II Army (at a time when the Palestinian Arabs were in Berlin hatching plans with Adolf Hitler for world conquest and how to kill all the Jews); there was the Palestinian Symphony Orchestra (all Jews, of course); there was The Palestine Post; and so much more.

The Arabs who now call themselves “Palestinians” do so in order to persuade a misinformed world that they are a distinct nationality and that “Palestine” is their ancestral homeland. But they are no distinct nationality at all. They are the same – in language, custom, and tribal and family ties – as the Arabs of Syria, Jordan, and beyond. There is no more difference between the “Palestinians” and the other Arabs of those countries than there is between, say, the citizens of Minnesota and those of Wisconsin.

What’s more, many of the “Palestinians”, or their immediate ancestors, came to the area attracted by the prosperity created by the Jews, in what previously had been pretty much of a wasteland.

The nationhood of the “Palestinians” is a myth.

There’s more…please visit Smooth Stone.

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More on the Theme

Posted by Godefroi on January 14, 2009

It’s been my experience that few people outside of the blogosphere – and disappointingly few within it as well – are aware of what happened with Jews in Iraq, Yemen, Morocco, Syria and other places within Dar-al-Islam as what was then the Turkish territory of Palestine was being purchased and developed by early Zionist Jews.

In short, pogroms and other abuse prefaced their eviction from their communities, many of which had been Jewish for thousands of years.  Most left with literally nothing by command of law, and their belongings were confiscated.  One can learn more about the approximately 800,000 Jews evicted from Arab/Muslim lands here.

Why do I bring this up?  Well, aside from this facts importance in the current fighting between Israel and Hamas, it’s happening again.

Jews in Muslim Lands Feeling the Heat

by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

(IsraelNN.com) Jews living in majority-Muslim countries are in a precarious situation as Israel fights the Islamist Hamas regime in Gaza. While pro-Hamas, anti-Semitic rallies and sporadic attacks are continuing worldwide, Jews in Muslim lands face an additional danger as a vulnerable minority.

Synagogue Shut by Force
In Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim state, that nation’s only synagogue was forcibly shut down and sealed.

[…]

In Turkey, synagogues in Izmir were also shut down, but this time out of serious security concerns, after someone scrawled “We will kill you” on the door of one of the biggest synagogues in the city…In Istanbul, a shop owned by a local Jewish family was targeted, as well. A huge poster saying, “Do not buy from here, since this shop is owned by a Jew,” was plastered on the shop and other posters on the wall said, “Jews and Armenians are not allowed, but dogs are.”

[…]

This year, a coalition of Egyptian political opposition parties came together to prevent the pilgrimage of Israelis to the rabbi’s tomb.

Elsewhere in North Africa, the Al-Qaeda offshoot known as Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (North Africa) has issued explicit calls for Muslims to attack Jews “wherever they are found.”

See more evidence of the gut-wrenching hatred here…and here, and here.  Disturbing is putting it mildly.

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Who is That Prophet? (Part 2)

Posted by Godefroi on November 25, 2008

Continuing the debate started yesterday.  Same warning applies.  🙂

Godefroi,
1. “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren,like unto thee, and I will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” Deuteronomy 18:18.

If Ishmael and Isaac are the sons of the same father Abraham, then they are brothers. And so the children of the one are the BRETHREN of the children of the other. The children of Isaac are the Jews and the Children of Ishmael are the Arabs – so they are BRETHREN to one another. The Bible affirms, ‘AND HE (ISHMAEL) SHALL DWELL IN THE PRESENCE OF ALL HIS BRETHREN.’ (Genesis 16:12). ‘AND HE (ISHMAEL) DIED IN THE PRESENCE OF ALL HIS BRETHREN.(Genesis 25:18). The children of Isaac are the brethren of the Ishmaelites. In like manner Muhummed is from among the brethren of the Israelites because he was a descendant of Ishmael the son of Abraham. This exactly as the prophecy has it- ‘FROM AMONG THEIR BRETHREN’.(Deut.18:18). There the prophecy distinctly mentions that the coming prophet who would be like Moses, must arise NOT from the ‘children of Israel’ or from ‘among themselves’, but from among their brethren. MUHUMMED THEREFORE WAS FROM AMONG THEIR BRETHREN!

“I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren,like unto thee, and I will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” Deuteronomy 18:18.

“The prophecy proceeds further:’…….AND I WILL PUT MY WORDS INTO HIS MOUTH…….’ History tells us that Muhummed was forty years of age. He was in a cave some three miles north of the City of Mecca. It was the 27th night of the Muslim month of Ramadaan. In the cave the Archangel Gabriel commands him in his mother tongue: ‘IQRA’ which means READ! or PROCLAIM! or RECITE! During the next twenty-three years of his prophetic life, words were ‘Put into his mouth’, and he uttered them. The words (revelation) were actually put into his mouth, exactly as foretold in the prophecy under discusion: ‘AND I WILL PUT MY WORDS IN HIS MOUTH.’ (Deut. 18:18). In the verse 19 of Deuteronomy chapter 18, we have a further fulfilment of the prophecy in Muhummed! Note the words-’…..MY WORDS WHICH HE SHALL SPEAK IN MY NAME,” In whose name is Muhummed speaking….. “IN THE NAME OF GOD, MOST GRACIOUS, MOST MERCIFUL.” Quran 113, “IN THE NAME OF GOD, MOST GRACIOUS, MOST MERCIFUL” Quran 112, 111, 110, etc. Every chapter of the Holy Qur’an except the 9th begin with the formula: IN THE NAME OF GOD, MOST GRACIOUS, MOST MERCIFUL.’

2. You say THE “HE” IN Deuteronomy 33: 2 IS REFLEXIVE…TO GOD, NOT TO ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL. However, According to Genesis 21:21, the wilderness of Paran was the place where Ishmael settled (i.e. Arabia, specifically Mecca). Prophet Muhammad is the holy offspring of Ishmael through Kedar, who settled in the wilderness of Paran. Muhammad is the only Prophet through whom the Arabs received revelation at the time when the darkness had covered the earth. Through him God shone from Paran. Furthermore, since it was prophesied the “Lord came with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard [speeches] which ungodly sinners have spoken against him”. (Jude 1:14-15) . according to the Islamic history, the city of Mecca (Paran) was liberated by Prophet Muhammad’s 10,000-men army. The irrefutable historical proofs for this are located in this article: The story of the 10,000 Muslims who liberated Mecca (Paran) in the Bible. Now, since these prophecies were foretold in the Bible’s Old Testament, I would like to openly challenge any Jewish Rabbi or Christian Priest or Minister to answer the following question for me: Where in the Bible do we see any Prophet executing the Judgement of GOD Almighty specifically in the city of Paran (Mecca, the city that Abraham took Hagar and Ishmael to)? If Muhammad who liberated the city of Paran (Mecca) with 10,000 Believing Men (Saints) wasn’t the one who fulfilled this Biblical Prophecy, then who was that Prophet? Wasn’t Muhammad through the Divine Religion of Islam the one who ended the idol worshiping of the 365 gods, and ended the brutal slavery and the torturing of women (burying daughters alive at the age of 4 was the pagan Arabs custom)? Didn’t Muhammad bring the Arabs from the total darkness of polytheism and evil to the Light of Worshiping the One True Living GOD Almighty and associated no partners with Him? Wasn’t Muhammad fruitful, and a true man of GOD? Before you respond to this point, please also think about tell me how you think how “the Lord came from Sinai, and rose from Seir”.

3. You have not stated the meaning of the word PARACLETOS. If you are to refer it to the holy ghost this cannot be taken as the Holy Ghost, as says Jesus, “for if I go not away the Comforter will not come unto you, but if I depart I will send him unto you.” The words clearly show that the Comforter had to come after the departure of Jesus, and was not with him when he uttered these words. The church believes Jesus and the holy ghost are one, therefore one cannot be there without the other. Furthermore, since “He shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear that he shall speak”, agains they cannot be the same. Therefore, as I said before this verse refrs to Prophet Muhammad who spoke the word of God and offered for the Jews to follw this also, but they declined.

Pay attention now, although he was not a Jew, If Ishmael and Isaac are the sons of the same father Abraham, then they are brothers. And so the children of the one are the BRETHREN of the children of the other. The children of Isaac are the Jews and the Children of Ishmael are the Arabs – so they are BRETHREN to one another. The Bible affirms, ‘AND HE (ISHMAEL) SHALL DWELL IN THE PRESENCE OF ALL HIS BRETHREN.’ (Genesis 16:12). ‘AND HE (ISHMAEL) DIED IN THE PRESENCE OF ALL HIS BRETHREN.(Genesis 25:18). The children of Isaac are the brethren of the Ishmaelites. In like manner Muhummed is from among the brethren of the Israelites because he was a descendant of Ishmael the son of Abraham. This exactly as the prophecy has it- ‘FROM AMONG THEIR BRETHREN’.(Deut.18:18). There the prophecy distinctly mentions that the coming prophet who would be like Moses, must arise NOT from the ‘children of Israel’ or from ‘among themselves’, but from among their brethren. MUHUMMED THEREFORE WAS FROM AMONG THEIR BRETHREN!

The emphasis here is on the word “ANOTHER,” an other, a different one, an additional one, but of the same kind, yet distinctly different from the first. Who is then the first Comforter? The Christian world is unanimous that in this case the speaker himself — Jesus Christ (pbuh) is the first Comforter; then the other, the one to follow must be of like nature, subject to the same conditions of hunger, thirst, fatigue, sorrow and death.

And also, that New Testament times, we find that the Jews were still expecting the fulfilment of the prophecy of ‘ONE LIKE MOSES’, refer John 1:19-25. When Jesus claimed to be the Messiah of the Jews, the Jews began to enquire as to where was Elias? The Jews had a parallel prophecy that before the coming of the Messiah, Elias must come first in his second coming. Jesus confirms this Jewish belief:

“…….ELIAS TRULY SHALL FIRST COME, AND RESTORE ALL THINGS. BUT I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT ELIAS IS COME ALREADY, AND THEY KNEW HIM NOT,…THEN THE DISCIPLES UNDERSTOOD THAT HE SPAKE UNTO THEM OF JOHN THE BAPTIST.” (Matthew 17:11-13).

However, When questions of 1) ART THOU THE CHRIST?, 2) ART THOU ELIAS?, 3) ART THOU THAT PROPHET? were posed to John the Baptist by the Jewish elite- “ART THOU THAT PROPHET? AND HE ANSWERED, NO.” (John 1:21) The Jews were waiting for the fulfilment of THREE distinct prophecies: One, the coming of CHRIST. Two the coming of ELIAS, and Three, the coming of THAT PROPHET. ..and who was ‘THAT PROPHET?

“I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and I will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” Deuteronomy 18:18.

If we look up any Bible which has a concordance or cross-references, the we will find in the marginal note where the words “the Prophet”, or “that Prophet” occur in John 1:25, that these words refer to the prophecy of Deuteronomy 18:15 and 18. And that ‘that prophet’ – ‘the prophet like Moses’ – “LIKE UNTO THEE”, we have proved through overwhelming evidence that he was MUHUMMED

My response to this harangue was necessarily short, unfortunately.

John 14:16-17: “…he will give you another Counselor [Comforter, Advocate – PARAKLETOS] to be with you forever — the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be [or, is] in you.” and John 14:26: “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” Clearly, Jesus taught that the PARAKLETOS was the Holy Spirit. Also, how can the PARAKLETOS be Muhammad if he is to be “IN YOU”?

The Church, BTW, does not believe that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are identical. Also, I did not define parakletos previously because you already had.

Deut 18:15: “The LORD [YHWH] your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers.” and Deut 34:10-12: “Since then, no prophet has risen IN ISRAEL like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, who did all those miraculous signs and wonders the LORD sent him to do in Egypt—to Pharaoh and to all his officials and to his whole land. For no one has ever shown the mighty power or performed the awesome deeds that Moses did in the sight of all Israel.” Again, it is clear that the expected prophet “like Moses” would come from Israel, would know God “face to face”, and would do “miraculous signs and wonders”. Also, consider the Edomites (children of Edom/Esau)…Jacob (Israel) and Esau are closer in time to the Israelites of Moses’ time than Isaac and Ishmael…yet the descendants of Edom are not considered “brethren” to the Israelites, but rather a separate people.

One more thing. The Biblical wilderness of Paran was in the Northeast of the Sinai peninsula…hundreds of miles from Mecca.

Stay tuned for Part 3!

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What if…

Posted by Godefroi on September 3, 2008

What if one could produce hard evidence that the Arabs in Palestine really DO believe that the Temple Mount (what they call their “Noble Sanctuary”, al-haram al-sharif) was actually stolen from the Jews?  The vocal propagandists loudly proclaim that the Jews have no ties to Jerusalem, let alone the whole of Israel, and that their temple never existed.

But what if we can prove that the current shrill really is just false propaganda?

Maybe we can find out, now that Israel National News has published this.

Supreme Moslem Council: Temple Mount is Jewish

(IsraelNN.com) The widely-disseminated Arab Moslem position that the Temple Mount is not Jewish has been debunked – by the Supreme Moslem Council (Waqf) of Jerusalem, in a Temple Mount guide published in 1925.

[snip]

In fact, back in 1925, the Supreme Moslem Council – also known as the Waqf, which has overseen Temple Mount activities on behalf of the Moslem religion for hundreds of years – boasted proudly that the site was none other than that of Solomon’s Temple.

The Jerusalem-based Temple Institute (http://www.templeinstitute.org) reports that it has acquired a copy of the official 1925 Supreme Moslem Council Guide Book to Al-Haram Al-Sharif (the Moslem name for the Temple Mount).  On page 4, the Waqf states, “Its identity with the site of Solomon’s Temple is beyond dispute. This, too, is the spot, according to universal belief, on which ‘David built there an altar unto the L-rd…’, citing the source in 2 Samuel XXIV,25.

In addition, on page 16, the pamphlet makes reference to the underground area in the south-east corner of the Mount, which is refers to as Solomon’s Stables.  “Little is known for certain of the history of the chamber itself,” the guide reads. “It dates probably as far back as the construction of Solomon’s Temple. According to Josephus, it was in existence and was used as a place of refuge by the Jews at the time of the conquest of Jerusalem by Titus in the year 70 A.D.”

Yes, perhaps we can now stop hearing the history-revising shills coming from the “Palestinians”.  Perhaps, but I doubt it.  They’ve a long history of ignoring the truth when it conflicts with their agenda.

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A Founding Thought

Posted by Godefroi on August 19, 2008

Most people, when considering the beliefs of Thomas Jefferson, would consider him a Deist, that is, one who believes in God but also that God does not interfere in the affairs of the world. 

If God does not meddle in mortal matters, then the following idea expressed in Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia makes no sense.

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God?  That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?  Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever.”

What reason is there to tremble for America if God doesn’t get involved?

The Truth is that God cares for His creation, and He is active in it. 

Jefferson’s last sentence bears remembering in these licentious times of rampant immorality.  “God Bless America” may be our wish, but it’s certainly within His realm of authority to do otherwise…and woe to us when He does.

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A Founding Thought

Posted by Godefroi on July 28, 2008

A little quiz.  Who said:

“An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle sir, is not of the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God.”

Stumped?  Here’s a clue, the final words of this paragraph:

” I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.”

I’m going to try to make this a regular feature here…thoughts from our Founding Fathers.  I trust it will be enlightening.

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Idiot’s Guide to Islam

Posted by Godefroi on July 18, 2008

DMARTYR (H/T) has alerted me to this site (apparently it’s both MuhammadsQuran and the Idiot’s Guide to Islam, and there’s some relationship to the site In The Name of Allah too).  I don’t know who runs it, but it contains much audio commentary on Islam and the Qur’an.  None of it complimentary (so far, at least).  All of by someone who has obviously studied the subject matter extensively, and is (of course) a native speaker of Arabic.

MuhammadsQuran

MuhammadsQuran

Click the image to go to the referenced page at the blog site…I don’t know how to get the code for the control to work here, which is probably just as well.
MUCH, MUCH food for thought.

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