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In this busy paced world with all our high-tech communication devices, with our ability to talk to almost anyone anywhere in the world we often times misunderstand each other simply because we confuse each other. The purpose of this blog is to try to bring some clarity to this confused world. We hope that each individual will find some light and understanding through the articles and forums that you will find here. The truth is that the best way to bring understanding is through an open dialogue. If you wish to summit a article of your own, please send it to email@example.com
As Bad as Noah’s FloodAccording to the Bible at the end of the Ice Age (we think) the known world was about to be flooded. We now think that at that time all humanity had congregated where the Black Sea now sits. Because of the Ice Age most of the world’s water was locked up in ice and this area was dry. Once this ice began to melt, it weakened the ice dam protecting the human civilization. God spoke to Noah of the coming doom, but the rest of humanity was too arrogate to listen. For as long as they could remember, life had existed this way and if it were to change some with power over others might have seen or feared that would change. So, they mocked Noah with pseudo science which has no bases in reality.
An Oklahoma Republican Just Declared Rape and Incest ‘God’s Will’The Oklahoma House of Representatives has passed a bill that would make abortion illegal, even if a pregnancy is the result of rape, incest, genetic abnormalities or because the child would have Down Syndrome.
Now, the Republican legislator who put the bill forward is defending it because even rape and incest are “the will of God.” (Video below)
“Life, no matter how it is conceived, is valuable and something to be protected,” said Rep. George Faught during a debate over the proposed law, according to NBC TV station KFOR. “Let me be clear, God never approves of rape or incest. However, even in the worst circumstances, God can bring beauty from ashes.”
The Attacks Against Jewish graveyards, schools and Synagogues since Trump became PresidentIt’s easy to put the blame for all the anti-Semitic attacks, the attacks on Muslims, Immigrants and African-Americans on the extreme Trump followers, but we must be careful and as Cenk Uygur said in the video, push for an investigation. We all know that Trump has been pushing rhetoric and policies which promote hate. Trump finally spoke out about these attacks, but only so that the Right could say that he did. His heart really didn’t seem to be in that address, all he did was to read a prepared statement which was clearly not his own words.
To be clear Hate groups have been active long before Trump starting his campaign. We also know that an young Donald Trump was a strong contributor to racism. Many would like to forget Trump’s past, but there are far too many racists who are embracing it.
Trump’s Business Just Got Chinese Approval To Operate Escort ServicesThe hypocrisy of Republicans is unbelievable! My God, if a Democrat had been grabbing women by there private parts, cheating workers out of their pay, refusing to show their tax records and getting golden showers in Russia, the Republicans would have impeached him in a second. Why is it okay to promote prostitution if the man doing it is a Republican? Trump makes me so sick!
Trump Accused Obama Of Wiretapping Him and the Obama’s Response was Perfect This morning, President Donald Trump lashed out in an impulsive tweetstorm accusing President Obama of ordering the wiretapping of Trump Tower in a pathetic attempt to deflect attention away from the investigation into suspected collusion between the Trump team and agents of the Russian Federation.
Instead, he ended up just throwing more fuel on the fire that threatens to engulf his entire administration.
If Trump is against Trade Deals, I’ll be For Them ~ Is that a Mistake? It use be that Republicans were for trade agreements and Democrats have historically been opposed to them. New polls show that this is switching, as reported on the Thom Hartmann show. The primary reason is that Trump is is toxic that when he seems to be for or against something it is easy to take the opposite position. We must be careful, because somethings are wrong or right regardless of who is advocating them. Instead of opposing Trump’s stand against trade deals which is bringing many Republicans to our cause, we must remember that these are our causes. Why have such things been our causes? Because they are the right things!… (Political)
The Separation Between Church and State ~ Good for Both There is a reason that the Founding Fathers supported a separation between Church and State. They feared that unelected religious figures would unduly control our government and dictate to the public how they must live while others feared that the government would corrupt the Church. I submit to you that both are the true reasons for a wall between the Church and the State. Only a fool or an insecure individual would want to tear down that wall.
The question which I pose to Christians who want to remove this wall is this… (Political)
Senator Sanders’ response to President Trump’s address to Congress (Video) Bernie Sanders’ points out the broken promises of Donald Trump, what Trump left out of his address to Congress and who is being left behind. This is a very informative video that all Americans should watch.
Republicans Just FINALLY Called For Investigation Into Trump’s Russian TreasonPresident Trump’s Russia scandal is picking up steam as Republicans in Congress are finally forced to face reality and acknowledge the necessity of an independent investigation into the Trump team and their ties to hostile foreign agents.
The House Intelligence Committee has finally achieved a bipartisan agreement to investigate President Donald J. Trump and his team’s extensive ties to Russia after non-stop public pressure from the ranking Democrat on the panel.… Post your comments here.(Political)
Republicans are attempting to end democracy in AmericaThere are two histories of voting in the United States, there has been those who strive to see that every citizen has a right to vote and there has been those who have strive to limit the number of voters to those who will favor their candidate or causes. Conservatives have used everything from a poll tax to removing voters from the voting rolls to limit who votes, ten-hour waiting lines have been the norm in many of these red states. Of course such delays were only found in Democratic districts. All of these attempts to subvert the vote of the American people have been outrageous but they are nothing compared to what Republicans are planning for the future. (Political)
Racists who terrorized a black child’s birthday party with Confederate Flags just got what they deserved Kayla Rae Norton, 25, and Jose Ismael Torres, 26, were a part of a “Respect the Flag” convoy of over a dozen Confederate flag-laden pick up trucks who had drunkenly rampaged through two Georgia counties. They screamed racial epithets at black motorists and on at least one occasion approached a black motorist with a gun.
Two Georgian defendants were just collectively sentenced to 35 years for invading an African-American child’s birthday party while waving Confederate flags and weapons.
Kayla Rae Norton, 25, and Jose Ismael Torres, 26, were a part of a “Respect the Flag” convoy of over a dozen Confederate flag-laden pick up trucks who had drunkenly rampaged through two Georgia counties. They screamed racial epithets at black motorists and on at least one occasion approached a black motorist with a gun… Post your comments here. (Crime and Justice)
Climate change: How do we know? The Earth’s climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era — and of human civilization. Most of these climate changes are attributed to very small variations in Earth’s orbit that change the amount of solar energy our planet receives.
The current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is very likely human-induced and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented in the past 1,300 years.1… Comments at In the days of Noah people denied that the Climate had Change (Political)
“The People’s Budget: A Raise For America“ The People’s Budget fixes an economy that, for too long, has failed to provide the opportunities American families need to get ahead. Despite their skills and work ethic, most American workers and families are so financially strapped from increasing income inequality that their paychecks barely cover basic necessities. They earn less and less as corporations and the wealthy continue amassing record profits. It has become clear to American workers that the system is rigged.
The People’s Budget levels the playing field and creates economic opportunity by increasing the pay of middle- and low-income Americans. More customers and higher consumer spending advance American businesses, not tax cuts and relaxed regulations. The People’s Budget drives a full economic recovery by creating high-quality jobs and reducing family expenses, restoring the buying power of working Americans…. Post your comments by clicking here(Political)
The Love of Money When greed and selfishness becomes the norm we must stop and reevaluate the reasons why. We do not have to look far to find our answer, the airways are filled with get rich quick schemes, the media is full of messages tell about taking care of number one and we hear politicians playing on peoples fears and greed telling them,” it’s your money!” Then somebody asked,”Why has America seen such a moral decay?” This simple, it’s because of the love of money. (Religion)
“Socialism has been part of America’s success story from the beginning.“ Turning the television or the radio the airwaves are full of people who love to label. As a rule this is done to silence those with opposing opinions. For years unscrupulous people have falsely used the term Socialism to demonize someone or groups who are just trying to make life better for all. With the advent of the presidential candidacy of Senator Bernie Sanders who is self described as a Democratic Socialist, we have seen these unscrupulous individuals lying, distorting and trying to confuse what it is to be a Democratic Socialist. Lets begin by stating that Democratic Socialism is different from pure Socialism and neither can be equated to Communism. Socialism is taxpayer funds being used collectively to benefit society as a whole, despite income, contribution, or ability.
The United States was founded as a hybrid government with is a republic with democratic representation, free enterprise some times wrongly confused with capitalism and what we would call democratic socialism. … Read More and comment by clicking here. (Political)
The New Evangelical AgendaNot really. But it was a disaster for the religious right, which had again tied its faith to the partisan political agenda of the Republican Party — which did lose the election. But Nov. 6 was an even deeper disaster for the religious right’s leaders, because they will no longer be able to control or easily co-opt the meaning of the term “evangelical.” (Political and Religion)
This article is titled, “What is an Evangelical? An Overview” Most people know evangelicalism only through the big, bellicose voices of TV preachers and religio-political activists such as Pat Robertson, the late Jerry Falwell and James Dobson. Not surprisingly, my friends hadn’t experienced an evangelicalism that sounded particularly loving, accepting or open-minded.After eschewing the descriptor because I hadn’t wanted to be associated with a faith tradition known more for harsh judgmentalism and fearmongering than the revolutionary love and freedom that Jesus taught, I began publicly referring to myself again as an evangelical. By speaking up, I hoped I might help reclaim “evangelical” for what it is supposed to mean. Join our discussion of this article at free-fire-zone.com/post/What-is-an-Evangelical… (Religious)
In these trying times when life can seem so heavy, when joy seems as a forgot time memory, when life is little more than a burden there is hope. This world can wear you out, money can seems so little, the demands for your time so great that it begins to seem maddening and we wonder what is the use of it all? This Faith video “Take My yoke” is based on what Jesus said, “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Religious)
This article “Hate Kills” In a cartoon drawing Sean Delonas made his hate message of assassination clear. What should be alarming to everyone is the thought of assassination, which is the real implication of the cartoon. The projecting of this type of hatred violates everything that this Nation was founded on. It is such hateful propaganda which has lead to the shooting at Churches and of elected officials. What we must remember is that regardless of political bias, hate begets hate, we are a better nation than this. (Religious)
“Civility vs Incivility“As children we may have said cruel things to other children, we may even have been on the receiving end of cruel words, it was just something about being a kid. For most of us it wasn’t about picking on the weakest or being a bully. Most of us were only having fun without thinking about how our words might hurt the feelings of someone else. Like I said it with being a kid… (Political)
This Video article “Fears and Victory” Since the fall of man evil, selfish men have brought misery upon the world. Though the ages they have enslaved many by force or fear. Through fear they can control people and enslave them. Today the story is the same and we often feel hopeless. We pray for, work for and fight for change, only to be faced with more of the same. Maybe things really are changing for the better and we do not see it because of evil men shirring up fear. It really does not matter if these fears are real or imaginary, the affect is the same. I do not wish to address any particular issue which might provoke such fears; instead I want to focus on how we handle these fears. I have put together this video of Psalms 37 which I have found to be a real help. If I were to pick out one passage it would be this, for it speaks of how God always takes care of those who put their full trust in Him. (Religious)