Free Fire Zone 2

Written by Christianity and the Confusion on August 9th, 2005

This is the second page for Free Fire as a permanent page it will occasionally need to be replaced with a clean page. The old page will be found in the archives or at http://www.christianity-and-the-confusion.com/blog/_archives/2005/2/16/327977.html

 


    This is a new page for posting what ever you like. It will be replacing the one about articles. If you notice that some pages are missing try looking at the new page called Archives. Some may find this page useful when their regular boards are not working. Here all are welcome, after registering you will be able to post. To start a new thread click on the Post a comment you can gave that thread a title by replacing the Free Fire Zone with your title. I hope you all enjoy this page.

 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Tony Snow wrote at http://www.townhall.com/columnists/tonysnow/printTS20050812.shtml

    Intelligent Design claims the chances of random evolution are virtually nil. Hard science shows us a world of dazzling order, complexity and interdependence. To take one tiny example, a single gene seems to control vision in all animals. Could this be a matter of dumb luck? Physicist Steven Weinberg estimates life wouldn't even exist if, at the instant of creation, the energy unleashed in the Big Bang had varied by one part in 10 to the 120th power. Such odds lead ID advocates to suggest that the universe didn't get orderly by chance, but at the hand of a Designer.

    We have been forced to teach the discredited theory of evolution for years. I don

  2. Anonymous says:

    The image “http://www.dribbleglass.com/images/evolve1.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.
    Who says that God was taken out of the schools? And what is wrong with teaching Evolution, after all it's a proven fact. Can't you believe in it and God?

  3. Anonymous says:

    I am a Christian that doesn't have any trouble with evolution. I still believe that God had his hand in the design of the world, but it was at His own pace. The stories in the Old Testament were an early people's way of explaining things they didn't really understand. As our knowledge grew, so did our understanding of how the earth came to be. Some of these events aren't even exclusive to the Bible, but The Flood, for instance, shows up in the writings of most of the major religions of that time.
    God is no respecter of time. That's a concept of man. What we call a day or an hour could be any length God decides. To limit God to the creation story and Adam and Eve certainly doesn't give credit to His magnificence and glory.
    Bill Maher on HBO addressed this last evening. His show is usually repeated over the course of the following week. If you get a chance, look at it
    The Old Testament is full of stories of a vengeful and wrathful God. Oh, there are stories of His love and compassion, but they are mostly ignored. We want to hear about a God that strikes us down for disobeying him, and of course he visits all kinds of illnesses on us as punishment for our sins.
    Now what happens when we get to the New Testament? Here we have God

  4. Anonymous says:

    I believe that the current obscene rise in gasoline prices was part of the plan conceived when Cheney met with a group of energy companies, and the results never made public.
    We elect our officials (or at least I thought we did. How naive!), to take care of our business.
    This might be a revolutionary thought, but i believe that the business of the American people should be conducted in full view of all the American people. Things like this, that effect us all so dramatically need to be laid out in a public forum for all to see. The way it is now being conducted gives too many opportunities to cover up incompetence and mismanagement, or even deliberate deception. There are other issues that should be aired in public.
    Marty, this might make another poll for you:
    Do you believe the business of the American People should be conducted in full view of all the American People?

  5. Anonymous says:

    I would love to have one of these new cars, but I can barely afford the junker that I drive now. Gas will be at $3 soon and I just don

  6. Anonymous says:

    There will have to be an awakening and an awareness of the people that their government has been taken away from them. We need to become of one mind with a singleness of purpose – that of restoring and returning this country and its government to the rightful owners.
    Desperate times may call for drastic measures. You don't use a band aid when the patient is bleeding to death. We need to use the power of the ballot in fair elections to root out the criminality and incompetence we are experiencing in our government
    When the Founding Fathers set this government into motion, they made provisions for periodic elections to affect changes. They knew that change was good and they didn

  7. Anonymous says:

    It's not just black people. he cares only for those rich and powerful in his own little circle, and even then he would sell any one of them out for any advantage he might gain.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Bush has been disenfranchising African-Americans from the beginning. No one can tell me that he didn

  9. Anonymous says:

    The scenes of floating corpses, scavengers fighting for food and desperate throngs seeking any way out of New Orleans have been tragic enough. But for many African-American leaders, there is a growing outrage that many of those still stuck at the center of this tragedy were people who for generations had been pushed to the margins of society.
    The victims, they note, were largely black and poor, those who toiled in the background of the tourist havens, living in tumbledown neighborhoods that were long known to be vulnerable to disaster if the levees failed. Without so much as a car or bus fare to escape ahead of time, they found themselves left behind by a failure to plan for their rescue should the dreaded day ever arrive.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/02/national/nationalspecial/02discrim.html

  10. Anonymous says:

        Do you remember when we were kids and someone would pass gas?

  11. Anonymous says:

    News article:
    NMA Calls Response to Hurricane Katrina a 'National Disgrace'
    Click Here to read article
    I'm glad to see someone finally calling this what it is. So far, there has just been a lot of tap dancing around the issues.
    The issues go a lot deeper than the disaster and (lack of)response to it, and is in the very core of the seemingly prevailing attitudes. We have been indoctrinated to the theory that everyone must pull his own weight, and if you don't work, you don't eat. Those that subscribe to this theory are wearing blinders. They refuse to allow for deviation from this philosophy, and want to hold a hard line on it. “I work hard for mine, and why don't “they”. They being those that are helpless, infirm and poverty stricken.
    It is unthinkable that this nation, which we have for years called “The greatest nation on the face of the earth', cannot even take care of its own. How many of our citizens are surviving (not living, mind you) below the poverty level. It's more than a national tragedy, it's a national disgrace.
    Oh, you say, that's not the role of the government? I submit that you are dead wrong, while those that didn't receive help are just dead.
    If it is still effective, let's take a look at the Constitution of the United States. Let's not get hung up on its articles or amendments, but look at what is stated as the mission of this country in the preamble:
    “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
    Seven tenants. That's all.
    1. Form a Union
    2. Establish Justice
    3. Maintain Peace
    4. A Common Defense
    5. Promote the General Welfare
    6. Secure the Blessings of Liberty
    7. Ordain this Constitution.
    I don't believe this has been modified or amended in any way, nor even been questioned.
    ALL governments exist for the sole purpose of serving their people, and that means all the people, fairly and without prejudice as to their social or economic status.

  12. Anonymous says:
    President Bush

    President Bush criticized his administration's initial disaster response. (AP)

     

    FEMA Director Michael Brown

    FEMA Director Michael Brown has had Bush's support, but has taken a lot of blame. Story (Reuters)
  13. Anonymous says:

    There are new allegations emerging about the credentials of Federal Emergency Management Agency's Michael Brown.
    Time Magazine says its found discrepancies with Brown's resume.
    The online bio for the head of FEMA says he worked as an “assistant city manager” in Edmond, Oklahoma. However, Time reports that he was an “administrative assistant” for the city.
    His bio also says he worked as an adjunct instructor at the University of Central Oklahoma. But Charles Johnson, News Bureau Director in the University Relations office at the school, told Time that Brown was a student.
    Brown's bio also states that he is a director of the Oklahoma Christian Home. The nursing home's administrator denies that claim.
    Read more here.

  14. Anonymous says:

        Today Mr. Bush took a historical step in his administration accepting responsibility for the failures following Hurricane Katrina.

    Mr Bush’s acceptance of responsibility for the Government’s slow and inadequate response is a sign of how serious the political fallout from the hurricane has become. It is a rare step from a president who abhors admitting mistakes.

    “Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capabilities at all levels of government,” Mr Bush said during a White House news conference with President Talabani of Iraq. “To the extent the federal government didn’t fully do its job right, I take responsibility.” Click here to read more.

       Some will say that this is only because Mr. Bush is at record low approval rates and is motivated by a political agenda. I however would like to believe that after seeing the devastation he saw passed politics and reached out from his heart. This is what I want to believe, that there is a good man so where in the man. The thing is that it is so easy to form opinions based on obscured glimpses of those in power, so I hope that Mr. Bush has had one of those moments of honesty. I will withhold forming a solid opinion on whether this was just a political move or a step towards responsibility for now.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Although ever the skeptic, I too, would hope bush has finally become a man that will accept his responsibilities, and this is not just a face- saving event.
    There's a saying, “one swallow doesn't make a spring, or even a decent drink.” He's a lame duck president, and may be doing this to keep the republican party from suffering any more damage.
    I think his followers will remember this one magnanimous gesture above the seemingly cruel, heartless things he has done. He can

  16. Anonymous says:

    I don

  17. Anonymous says:

    All that I know is that I didn

  18. Anonymous says:

     


       Even though Mr. Bush said that he would take responsibility it may have been nothing more than a political move. Their latest line is that

  19. Anonymous says:

    I'll have to reserve judgment on this. I did not watch his speech last evening.
    I did hear on NPR yesterday afternoon that some want a special commission appointed to look into all this. Congress doesn't want an independent commission, nor do they want a bi-partisan one. The republican congress wants to conduct their own internal investigation. This looks like more republican whitewash coming down the line. Kind of like the fox guarding the henhouse.
    Don't you think the line that it is un-American not to support the president is getting a little old? I can support the efforts being made, but I am still suspicious of the president's motives.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I know, some of us were delivered by a stork, and others were found in the cabbage patch.

  21. Anonymous says:

        Here is the speech in two parts which you should be able to watch on your computer.
    Part 1
    Part 2

  22. Anonymous says:
    Getty

    AFP/Getty

    AP

     

  23. Anonymous says:

    Just a quick calculation of your three poll items. Taking those three items that could be considered positive, excellent, good, fair, the percentage for these comes up to an average 37. That's just about right on with the latest so called “scientific” poll showing bush's popularity at 38. Good work!

  24. Anonymous says:

    Bush is an absolute failure, he can't even stay on his bike!

  25. Anonymous says:

       Thank you, I cannot take credit for I found these polls while doing some research for an article.

  26. Anonymous says:

       Here are two new images which I will have to add to the

  27. Anonymous says:

    That's not funny Jess; it sure isn't very respectful of the President. Instead of bashing Bush you guys should get behind the president and pray he is a success. He

  28. Anonymous says:

    Give me a break Blondie, all the stuff that was said about Clinton and you can complain about that! Get real!

  29. Anonymous says:

    That is different; President Bush is trying to save America. He inherited a real mess and is doing a good job.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Inherited a mess? Come on! Get your blinders off! Many are so taken by this incompetent that they can't or won't see the facts.
    When President Clinton left office, he did so with the LARGEST budget surplus we have ever known, the economy was the best we had ever had, and our unemployment rate was the lowest in the history of this country.
    In less than two years under President bush, unemployment rates had risen to new highs, the budget surplus had turned into a deficit over twice as big as the surplus, the deficit continues to grow, and we ere engaged in an illegal conflict which was justified by a series of lies to the American people. Bill Clinton was impeached supposedly for telling one lie to a grand jury, but how much greater the crime of numerous and continuous lies to the American people?
    His has been a mis-administration bereft with lies, and cloaked in secrecy, and wit little precedence. He currently “enjoys” a popularity rating of less than 40% – a new low.
    I can't believe his several trips to Louisiana and his numerous speeches concerning the hurricane, and it's disaster are because of any concern and compassion he night have for the people there. In my mind the greater disaster is the political one he has orchestrated, and all this showmanship is trying to affect damage control.
    I don

  31. Anonymous says:

        It looks like Mr. Bush maybe hitting the bottle again according to The National Enquirer;

    Family sources have told how the 59-year-old president was caught by First Lady Laura downing a shot of booze at their family ranch in Crawford, Texas, when he learned of the hurricane disaster. Link

       My question to you is how reliable is The National Enquirer? Did you think it was more reliable when it ran similar stories about President Clinton?

  32. Anonymous says:

    I have never placed much credibility in these tabaloid newspapers, and do not currently read the Enquirer, nor any other of that genre.

  33. Anonymous says:

    I hope that you don

  34. Anonymous says:

    The surplus was only on paper and the military was under funded that

  35. Anonymous says:

    I stand by the last line in my previous post. What you are saying is the standard republican spin.
    Do you think the redistributing of this country's wealth to the already richest 10% in this country will ever be any benefit to you?
    The gross incompetence of the federal government and their finger pointing about the Katrina tragedy, is a good example of the leadership we have in this country.
    Don't think the federal government should help people, especially the people living ion the ghettos of New Orleans or any other city or town you can name? This is the hidden shame of this country. It is also contrary to the teachings of Christianity, which many of our leaders profess, and too many want to make a state religion. But that

  36. Anonymous says:

    There is a growing and disturbing phenomena in our country today. We have seen it quite frequently the past few weeks following some tragic natural events that have recently occurred. I

  37. Anonymous says:

        This is one video clip that you ought to watch for it does show that this is a continuing area of concern. Do not be mistaken into thinking that I take any joy in Mr. Bush

  38. Anonymous says:

        This is very good and would make a good opening article. There is one that was sent from one of our conservative posters that will be place up at the same time. You title is perfect so look for both of them. This next week will be our first step in advertising the blog. It is my hope that we will see even more posters soon.

  39. Anonymous says:

    I wondered why Bush was always falling off his bike and stumbling over his words.

  40. Anonymous says:

    Ok, your last line says it all.
    If these atheists want to teach evolution to their kids then they should do so in their own homes, to their kids only.
    Surely, in the interests of fairness, you will agree that those Crfeationists should enjoy the same benefits:
    If these atheists Creationists want to teach evolution
    Intelligent Design to their kids then they should do so in their own homes, to their kids only.

  41. Anonymous says:

    Why the comment verification? The following is from Blogharbor as many of us were wondering what was going on.

    it seems very inconvenient to make users w/ reader accounts who are already logged in enter the verification string.

    We agree that it may be inconvenient, but as a result of the comment spam attacks last week it was necessary for us to immediately implement a method to prevent automated attacks.

    Regardless of whether the spammer sends his spam as an authenticated user or not, both methods were susceptible to automated attacks. The CAPTCHA allows us to immediately protect both anonymous and authenticated comments from being susceptible to automated comment spams.

    Would love to know if there is a way we can either alter the code to only apply to those without accounts, or alternatively, turn the whole thing off until there is a way to only display it to users without accounts.

    It is not possible at this time, but we do expect to be able to add additional controls to this feature in the future. For now, we wanted to immediately protect blogs and the network against the kinds of spam attacks which were seen on many blogs last week; we saw cases where thousands of comment spam were dumped on a single blog overnight…

  42. Anonymous says:

    This big push by Creationists to have Intelligent Design taught in place of or parallel to evolution is just the tip of their agenda. They used to call this the Biblical account of creation, but in order to make it look like they want to retain the separation of the church and state, they have come up with this Intelligent Design idea. It

  43. Anonymous says:

    I don

  44. Anonymous says:

    Why?
    Why oh why did 2,000 die?
    They died for ambition and a terrible lie.
    Oh weep and mourn, and feel their pain
    For we know that all of them died in vain

    Saddam has weapons that can kill everyone.
    How many have been found? Not one, not one.
    Oh weep and mourn, and feel their pain
    For we know that all of them died in vain

    Tell their mothers and sweethearts they had to die.
    Why? For that one awful and terrible lie.
    Oh weep and mourn, and feel their pain
    For we know that all of them died in vain

    They accepted their orders like good soldiers should.
    Why can

  45. Anonymous says:

       That is very good, you should repost it on the Poetry page. I will say more later as I need to eat and do a little more work on the

  46. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, Marty. I did that. I'm thinking about composing a tune to go with it.
    -Trend

  47. Anonymous says:

       The Neo-Cons are trying their best to spin their way out of dilemma brought on by the culture of corruption. The new twist is really an old one for they are back to claiming that Mr. Bush was justified in attacking Iraq because there had been reports of WMD when President Clinton was in office. The Neo-Cons are quoting an article written by Robert Kagan in The Washington Post Opinion page, titled

  48. Anonymous says:

    So he founded the Project for the New American Century? What does that prove besides that he is intelligent? As I hear it there were WMDs but they had been moved to Syria.

  49. Anonymous says:

    Earth to Carolyn,

    Wake up, there was no WMD! There was no way that they could have smuggled them out of Iraq without being seen. Do you know what the “Project for the New American Century” is?

  50. Anonymous says:

    I just looked at the web site of Project of the new American Century, and saw their list of “Members”, I guess you would call them. Several are playing prominent roles in Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald's investigation at present. I wonder if I. Lewis Libby will be asked to give up his association with them?
    Actually, their list of contributors (written articles and opinions) looks like a typical republican Stink(sic) tank of the worst kind.
    Thanks, Marty for the link. I think they bear close monitoring.
    Do Republicans lie to each other when they get together?

  51. Anonymous says:

    I looked at the site but I couldn't find their list of “Members”. I agree it is right wing site, but could you give me the link of the members?
    Thanx

  52. Anonymous says:

    Jess,
    Where are you getting these images?

  53. Anonymous says:

    When you open the home page, follow the links on the upper left had side. I don't remember which links specifically, but you will see names of persons writing articles for them, etc.
    Ellen Bork is one. She is the wife of former Supreme Court Nominee Robert Bork, who was nominated by Ronald Reagan, and rejected by the Senate.

  54. Anonymous says:

    Thanx, I see many names but I was looking for Scooter Libby name. You weren't saying that Fitzgerald is one of them are you?

  55. Anonymous says:

    Did you look at this page?
    Click Here
    I. Lewis Libby is Scooter Libby

  56. Anonymous says:

    I didn't see Fitzxgerald's name on there anywhere.

  57. Anonymous says:

        I think what might confuse some is that Libby

  58. Anonymous says:

    They are all on the

  59. Anonymous says:

       I have tried to post via Netscape for the last two days without success, but now I realize that we can post and start new threads via Aol. The following are the links to those boards. There is only one problem that I have found with the Aol boards, for some reason they are no longer friendly to links in the signatures. So if you have links in your signature you may have reset after Netscape repairs their boards. With that I hope to see all of you posting and I am optimist that we can get back to the issues.

    Rate President George Bush

    U.S. and the War on Terror

    Creation vs. Evolution

  60. Anonymous says:

    Throughout the history of this country, elected officials, both local and national, have seen the press, and now the total news media as an enemy. They also see it as a tool to be manipulated and shaped for their purposes.
    So much so that Congress passed the Sedition and Libel Act on July 14, 1798.
    Click Here
    This act, fortunately, was allowed to expire, but not before several people were jailed for violating it. If you read through it, it is pretty broad in scope in that a person could be jailed for disagreeing with elected officials. Then, as now, they wanted the public, and most especially the media to lay down and play dead.
    Most all Presidents in the twentieth century had their battles with the press. Richard Nixon even had an enemies list which contained several well known and respected Journalists, and TV newspersons.
    I think sometimes we overlook what reporting should be: A news article should be exactly that, reporting the facts of the news. The who, what, where, and when. The why is for the editorial page and is an opinion. We tend to wrap them all together and present them as one package. Also, too many reporters have ambitions to be Journalists, and stick their opinions in their reporting. Just listen to the announcers at your Sunday afternoon NFL games. They spend most of their time criticizing the players, coaches and cheerleaders and even get into the coaching act themselves.
    Even if the media acts irresponsibly, it is our task to filter it out, and determine what is really news, and what is fluff or window dressing.
    Just remember, too, that Television is an entertainment media, and that's what you usually get; five minutes of news, ten minutes of commercials, and fifteen minutes of entertainment.

  61. Anonymous says:

       In the article “Freedom & Hope” we looked at this same thing.

    When John Adams succeeded George Washington as president in 1797, the Federalist Party had controlled Congress and the rest of the national government from the beginning of the new nation. Adams and the other Federalists believed that their political party was the government. The Federalists believed that once the people had elected their political leaders, no one should publicly criticize them.

       It is true that the Neo-Cons are repeating history, but the good news is that history may give us the same out come. For the Democratic Party fought the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 and defended the Bill of Rights. There are even good Republicans who are becoming weary of the power plays of this White House. We won the fight before and we will win it again.

  62. Anonymous says:

    I have always thought that the Constitution took precedence over other laws. However, since the way Supreme Court Judges are now selected, not for their expertise in Constitutional law, but for an agreeing political philosophy with the one nominating them, it's possible to tailor a Supreme Court to your liking. Since the constitution is politically neutral, why can we not find Judges who are the same, or at least unbiased?
    We have lost that idealism and high moral ground.

  63. Anonymous says:

    AP

    Facing criticism, on Monday Bush defended his decision to spy on suspected terrorists in the U.S. without a warrant. He said he has “the constitutional authority to protect our country.” Story

    Sources: AP, cnn.com, whitehouse.gov
  64. Anonymous says:

       We should be able to find neutral Judges if that was the goal, I fear that this White House holds little regard for the Constitution and is looking for Judges who think as they. Even with that I hold out for justice to prevail. What we must do is fight for it at every turn, the spying scandal is a good example for many on both sides are alarmed by it.

  65. Anonymous says:

    Wait just one minute, President Bush wasn't the first to do this. Both Carter and Clinton did the samething. I'm disapointed in the Bush bashing.

  66. Anonymous says:

       That is a lie started by Matt Drudge. Check out this fact-check.

  67. Anonymous says:

    As I sit here with less than two days until the beginning of a new year, I want to share with you my reflections of the year that is rapidly becoming history. I am not going to snipe at anyone nor try to solve the world’s problems. I just want to try to give you some things to think about
    We have all at times been less than civil to others we correspond with on the Internet.. These are people we only know from these casual acquaintances and snips of written conversation. While some remain cloaked in anonymity, others have shared parts of their personal lives, and some have likely made up lives they would like to have. Such is life.
    With an unpopular war raging, the federal budget and deficit spending out of control, opposing factions doing little or nothing to show any cooperation, is it any wonder we have such turmoil? I think we all, liberal, moderate, and conservative want the same things for this country and our world family, but we sometimes violently differ on the means to achieve this. What we all need is a good dose of compromise – I don’t mean the kinds of compromise that will put us in jeopardy, but one that will allow us to take our blinders off and be able to see each other’s points of view. Surely there can be common ground reached on most things. We’re not here to have everything to our advantage at the expense of others. We are not always right, just as others are not always wrong.
    Think about it. A smile takes less effort than a frown. A handshake less than pointing and shooting a rifle, a hug less than a hammerlock. Such simple things, yet we often choose the more complicated.
    Many of you here boards claim Christianity as your faith and religion. A lot of folks insist that The United States is a Christian Nation. Why don’t we take the lead in showing the world by example if that is what we are? Around this time of year we put on our best behavior and wish everyone we come in contact with “Happy Holidays, or Merry Christmas.” The rest of the year? You can read a lot of that in your newspapers or see it on TV.
    I’m not much of one to make resolutions, but can’t we at least tell ourselves (and others) that this is the year we’re going to begin to put America back on track? Seek peace in the name of “The Prince of Peace.”
    Wishing you all a prosperous, healthful and peaceful New Year.

  68. Anonymous says:

       This is a letter from the DNC about the Bush administration spying on Americans. What do you think of this?

    Dear MARTY,

    http://www.democrats.org/foiadelivery

    http://www.democrats.org/wiretap

    Shortly after it was revealed that the Bush Administration had been using the National Security Agency to spy on American citizens without oversight by any court, Governor Dean sent an email asking you to join him in signing a Freedom of Information Act request demanding that the White House release Justice Department memos outlining the supposed authority for this illegal program.

    The response to this request was overwhelming, and new signers came in daily for the past two weeks.

    We spent the past few days printing all 160,000 requests, boxed them up, and DNC General Counsel Joe Sandler, blogger Tim Tagaris and I drove downtown to the Department of Justice and formally submitted them. Joe did the talking and I took the pictures — you can see them here:

    http://www.democrats.org/foiadelivery

    The Justice Department has to respond within 20 days. But we may hear from them sooner — a judge on the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which exists to provide a crucial check on executive power while allowing maximum flexibility to our intelligence services, has demanded the administration explain the supposed legal authority for this domestic spying program. The hearing will take place on Monday.

    Your 160,000 requests demand exactly the same information. This gets to the core of the domestic spying scandal: we need to know what authority this administration thinks it has to conduct a program like this not only to get to the bottom of this illegal activity, but to understand just what this administration thinks it can and cannot do. Reports suggest that the vague assertion of authority to spy on Americans may be part of a larger claim of blanket authority to conduct all kinds of blatantly illegal activity – from improper detentions to torture.

    George Bush himself said on the campaign trail in 2004 that any wiretap “requires a court order”. But he recently admitted that years before that statement, he had personally directed our intelligence agencies to conduct surveillance on Americans without going to any court for a warrant – even though secret warrants could be obtained up to 3 days after the surveillance had begun.

    It's clear that our Constitution and the rule of law mean very little to this president — and we've seen this kind of secrecy and abuse of power before. The DNC Communications team put together a short video that looks at George Bush's Nixon-like justification for the actions he ordered:

    http://www.democrats.org/wiretap

    Back in 1755, Benjamin Franklin said, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

    This administration, whose strategy for fighting terror involves unnecessary illegal wiretaps on Americans, seems to have given us exactly what Franklin predicted. Democrats will protect our nations liberty and security.

    Thank you for stepping up and demanding accountability. We will be sure to keep you updated as this important story evolves.

  69. Anonymous says:

    What do you call a man who thinks that there isn’t anything wrong with striping little girls? I don’t see how anyone could be such a low life loser to have ruled that strip searching someone without a warrant was okay, but that’s just what Samuel Alito did.

    ALITO SUPPORTS UNAUTHORIZED STRIP SEARCHES

    In Doe v. Groody, Alito agued that police officers had not violated constitutional rights when they strip searched a mother and her ten-year-old daughter while carrying out a search warrant that authorized only the search of a man and his home. [Doe v. Groody, 2004]

  70. Anonymous says:

    I think that is being taken out of contexts and even if it's not, it's only one ruling. So he made one bad ruling, like no one else has ever made a mistake. I was very impressed by Samuel Alito, he seems to be fair and will be a good addition to the Supreme Court.
       

                                                                                                                                                       Go Bush

  71. Anonymous says:

    President Bush is trying to make us all safe. Maybe you didn't notice but we're at war and if you're talking to the terrorist then you should be watched. Remember that President Bush wasn't the first to do this, both Carter and Clinton did the same thing.
       

                                                                                                                                                   Go Bush

  72. Anonymous says:

    Keeping us safe? Which war is this? bush overstepped his authority by declaring war. This is not his perogative, but is by the constitution, reserved for Congress. Of course this president has ignored those laws and those parts of the constitution he doesn't agree with.
    Protecting us? That's a moot point. You or I or anyone else cannot with a certainty say that we have been any more or any less protecxted by one man's say-so. Right now he's too bush trying to cover his own rear to save anyone.

  73. Anonymous says:

        Note I have underlined and made the font color in red of the points from fact check which shows that Samuel Alito does not have the ability to issue fair judgments. Point one: the warrant was based on a tip from a drug bust (hardly a reliable source for anything other than an investigation.) Point two: No contraband was found; therefore the whole search had no probable cause and as such should not have happened. Point three: The majority ruled that the officers lacked probable cause to search the wife and daughter and therefore violated “their clearly established Fourth Amendment rights.

    Strip Search

    The ad claims that Alito voted to “approve the strip search of a ten-year-old girl” in 1998. The case, Doe v. Groody,  centered on whether a Pennsylvania couple had the right to sue local police officers who searched their home, themselves and their daughter for methamphetamines on the basis of a tip from an informant claiming to have bought drugs at the house. Officers of the Schuylkill County Drug Task Force  obtained a search warrant that named only the husband (identified in court papers only as “John  Doe,” not his real name). But they argued that a magistrate had approved the warrant based on a police officer's affidavit that sought permission “to search all occupants of the residence and their belongings” (emphasis added.)

    Officers entered the home and searched “John Doe,” his wife and their ten-year- old daughter Mary.  The strip search of the wife and daughter was conducted by a female officer, in private, in an upstairs bathroom. No contraband was found.

    “John and Jane Doe” filed a civil suit in District Court against the officers for violation of their and their daughter's Fourth Amendment rights.  The officers moved for summary judgment arguing the searches fell within the scope of the search warrant and therefore they were covered by qualified immunity, which protects them from civil liability for actions performed during the execution of their duties.

    The District Court denied the officer's motion for summary judgment and the officers appealed.The case was heard by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in September 2003.  The Third Circuit upheld the District Court's ruling – clearing the way for the lawsuit to go forward – with Alito filing a dissenting opinion.

    The central issue was whether the police officer's affidavit requesting the search warrant widened the parameters of the search beyond what was stated in the warrant itself. Here's what it said:

    Affidavit: This application seeks permission to search all occupants of the residence and their belongings to prevent  the removal, concealment, or destruction of any evidence requested in this warrant.  It is the experience of your co-affiants that drug dealers often attempt to do so when faced with impending apprehension and may give such evidence to persons who do not actually reside or own/rent the premises. This is done to prevent the discovery of said items in hopes that said persons will not be subject to search when police arrive.

    The majority ruled that since only “John Doe” was named in the search warrant, and since the warrant makes no reference to the attached affidavit, the officers lacked probable cause to search the wife and daughter and therefore violated “their clearly established Fourth Amendment rights.”

    Alito dissented, saying that a “commonsense and realistic” reading of the warrant gave the officers the impression that “all occupants” of the home were to be searched, and that they were acting within their professional duties in searching the wife and girl.

    Although Alito said he thought the search was permissible, he made clear he would have preferred not to have it happen:

    Alito: I share the majority's visceral dislike of the intrusive search of John Doe's young daughter, but it is a sad fact that drug dealers sometimes use children to carry out their business and to avoid prosecution.  I know of no legal principle that bars an officer from searching a child (in a proper manner) if a warrant has been issued and the warrant is not illegal on its face.  Link

  74. Anonymous says:

    How immoral is the country getting to be when a gay cowboy movie is praised in all the media? Is there any doubt that the media is liberal now? Why else would they all call this the best film? It's just sick!

    I saw “Brokeback Mountain,” the “gay cowboy” movie that continues to generate headlines . . .Why? Mostly because of one scene, in which the lead characters reunite several years after their initial tryst atop the mountain of the movie's title. Ennis (Heath Ledger) runs to greet Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal), and is so overcome that he pulls him into a stairwell and kisses him passionately. Even though the duo thinks they're out of eyeshot, Ennis' wife catches a glimpse of their embrace — and director Ang Lee's camera lingers on her devastated reaction.
    That reaction, in the Denver theater in which I saw the film, was greeted with a mix of laughter and applause from the largely-gay audience that shared the auditorium with me.
    How on earth, I've wondered, could anybody find that scene funny or — worse — something to cheer? Is adultery, and the punch in the gut it delivers to the one being cheated on, perfectly acceptable so long as the adulterer is “being true to himself”? Is fulfilling their own selfish desires, no matter who gets hurt, the only thing homosexuals care about? I mean, gay, straight, sideways, diagonal, convex — I don't care what your orientation is, if you respond to a scene like this in a manner like that, you've forfeited your claim to the moral high ground in any cultural argument. Ever. Focus on the Family

  75. Anonymous says:

    I heard today that Antonin Scalia sent an email to Cheney canceling any future hunting trips saying that he thinks that he’ll keep his Supreme Court seat.

  76. Anonymous says:

       No one would argue that a host of a radio show should be forced to allow callers to say anything that they like. All talk shows are governed by their hosts and programmers who choose what and who can talk on those shows. What I find amazing is how the right thinks they can threaten those they disagree with. Keith Olbermann reported that Bill O’Reilly threaten a caller with Fox security because the caller asked why he was always smearing Olbermann. Do you approve of those who would try to intimidate others into silence? Click here to see the video clip.

  77. Anonymous says:

    O'Riley, Hannity, and Limbaugh the self styled triumvate of the right and right wingnuts! Every time I turn one of them on, I almost immediately turn them off.
    When you open your phone to all callers, that's what it means ALL callers. Most talk shows I am familiar with have a five second or so delay in their calls, which is enough time to filter out anything obscene, obnoxious, or in poor taste. To me, that would be the only reason you would censor a person from a talk show.
    Why kid ourselves that we are living in a world where we can make and have everything to our liking? The egos of Hannity, O'Riley and Limbaugh have gotten in the way of who they really are. They think they can remake the world in their own image. The three of them are obsessed with the perception of their own importance. I doubt if they would recognize or acknowledge a humbling experience if they had one. I think that's what they need. If Rush's drug bust didn't do it, I'm afraid there's no hope. He's just as obscene, obnoxious and arrogant as always.
    However, take comfort in this one equalizer: They put their pants on one leg at a time just like all men, and they all stand up to pee.

  78. Anonymous says:

       Are you sure that pill popping Rush stands? LOL, the video clip was funny. I am learning how to make them easer now; you should take a look at all the work I put into the ones on the “Selling America” to go along with the article written by H. Franklin. (Back to the topic) I know that the right screens their calls to a point of ridiculousness, but that is their right even if they say erroneously that they take all callers. Where I take issue is the attempt to intimidate those who do not agree with them. Bill O’Reilly threatening to send the Fox security and maybe the police after those callers leads me to think that he is losing it. To make a joke out of it, where Rush needs to stop taking the pills and Bill needs to get back on his meds.

  79. Anonymous says:

    What has really happened is that for too long we have tried to be the world's police. (Read that protecting our own interest or potential for interest in all the countries of the world. Well, surprise, surprise, surprise! Not everyone wants us meddling into their affairs. We are trying to be the evangelists for democracy, and just now are we learning that not all countries want or need democracy. I saw an articled the other day that said that Iraq needed another Saddam Hussein, a strongman dictator that could keep order. Now don't get started on how many of his own people he killed. This may have a basis of fact, but most of the people if they kept their noses clean and didn't rock the boat, fared pretty well.
    I didn't say that I agreed with that, but that someone had suggested it. I do subscribe to the idea that not all countries need or want democracies. In 1776 a democracy was (and still is) a radical idea. One of our patriots, I don't recall who, called it (democracy) a glorious experiment. I think that would be an accurate statement today. We have not completed the democracy that was started over 200 years ago.
    Police to the world? We don't have control over things here at home. Illegals cross the border at will, we have lost the war on drugs, our educational level is falling, and our health care is in shambles.
    No, I am not bashing bush. This was beginning to happen long before he came on the scene. He's got the genie that was let out of the bottle, and has no idea how to put it back. I'm not sure anyone does.
    Maybe we should pull back, and concentrate on our ills in this country. Kind of a physician heal thyself before we start trying to right all the ills of the world.
    Some of the founding fathers wanted us to be isolationist. In the current world we cannot, but we can pull back and adopt a motto and attitude of “America First.” For too long we have tried to fix the world, and our own roof is leaking.

  80. Anonymous says:

    TrendsetterA,
    You made some good points but I disagree with some of them. I don't think that we've lost the war on drugs; we just need to make prosecution easier. If we did that maybe we could start to put the drug kingpins behind bars.
    I agree that we can't continue to police the world, but if we stop who will do it? I agree that we should start closer to home with countries like Cuba. How can we tolerate a dictatorship in our backyard while going across the world to end one? It would be nice to retreat from the rest of the world but that just isn't possible.

  81. Anonymous says:

    I've seen too much evidence from the radical religious right to believe they're not advocating that the church control the state. Who is it that stands up and claps their hands in glee when another far right anti abortionist is appointed to the Supreme Court, or someone they think will restore prayer in schools?
    The church they have chosen to control and infuse itself with the state is this same group of radical right wing fundamentalists, and yes, it can and will lend itself the same problems in Iran and Iraq.
    It is the conservatives, or at least the radical wing of conservatism that want exactly that. They need a political base so that they can have evolution thrown out of the schools and teach only creationism. What we have called creationism has been changed to intelligent design just to divert our attention as to what their true objective is. Do you think the prayer they want restored to schools is a Buddhist, Muslim or Shinto prayer? No way. It's a good old fundamentalist Christian prayer.
    Forget about any of our mainstream Christian denominations having a part in the religious/government establishment, and Catholics? They are more anti Catholic than Anyone in Northern Ireland.
    Along with Intelligent design and the teaching of creationism in schools will also com an erosion of our other sciences.
    The Renaissance came when people began to throw off the oppressiveness of a Church run government – when people began to think for themselves, and saw that education and literacy was not something reserved for the rich and powerful or even the clergy, but was right for all.
    Is history wrong when it says many came to this country to escape religious persecution?
    Why then would we want to place ourselves back in that same situation?
    This seems to be what the religious right wants, and they do have a president that is willing to hear them. Can he not also hear the cries of their opposition?

  82. Anonymous says:

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  83. Anonymous says:

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  84. Anonymous says:

    I assume you shave then?
    And what pray tell did your ancestors look like 500,000 years ago, or do you believe earth did not exist then?

  85. Anonymous says:

    “I assume you shave then?” No, I have hairy legs and bushy arm pits, what kinda question is that? I'm a real girlie girl and yes I shave, that's just rude! I don't know if the world is 4,000 years old or billions, and I don't care. I just know that I didn't come from a hairy ape! They say that all mankind came out of Africa and that we were all black at one time, I've got a hard time believing that but maybe that could be. So maybe they were black and over the thousands of years I a very white blond am the product. I guess that is possible, but not from a monkey to a man! No way!

  86. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, I for one am glad to know these things.

  87. Anonymous says:

    Whether the world is 5,000 or 5 billion years old is not really important. Most of the world's religions, ancient or modern have a higher power or deity that is supposed to have created the world. The only one I am familiar with is the one written about in the Judeo-Christian bible, and variously is called God, Jehovah, or Yahweh. This Bible does not give a time for the creation of the world, but refers to it in the vaguest of terms, “In the Beginning.” Time is a product of man, a finite and mortal creature, and he needed something to mark the passage of his existence, his birth, death, etc. The Creator (God) is an immortal being and has no need of time as we know it. To explain an immortal God and His creation, man needed to tell of it in terms that other men could understand, but that first phrase, “In the beginning”, still rings with that vagueness.
    So, given the above, we don’t know when the earth was created, or how long it took in terms of man’s understanding of time. I think the world is a work in process, and is not finished.
    Whether we descended from monkeys or some other creature, is really unimportant, except I’ll say in passing that according to science, there is only one gene difference between man and apes.
    All life is supposed to have descended from a primordial sea, and the creature that was eventually to become man may have been something unique. That we coexist with monkeys and apes raises the question of why did not all of them evolve into man? That’s why I say that we may have come from a creature that no longer exists. There is no evidence to support that, and may never be. It’s just a thought of mine.
    There used to be a popular belief that a man had one less rib than a woman because of the story in the Bible that God took one of Adam’s ribs and created Eve. I think if you would count them today, you would find that both have the same number.
    I don’t think what you or I say will change the fact that it will always be argued, but everyone is entitled to his own opinion and truth. That’s as far as I want to go. Any discussion of what is truth can get too deep.

  88. Anonymous says:

    Ok, Tom DeLay is leaving the congress and I hope that makes everybody happy. We are losing a great American! I just want to know how you guys who call yourselves Christian Dems can now scream for his blood? Isn't it enough that he has had to give up the job that he loved?
       

                                                                                                                                                   Go Bush

  89. Anonymous says:

    It just gets me how these Republicans can be such hypocrites. For 12 years DeLay has been attacking Democrats and now we're suppose to just let him go? I don't think so! DeLay wouldn't be stepping down if he didn't think that he was about to get nailed! He only was running so he could use all of his campaign money for his defense. Once a crook always a crook, or at least that's how it looks to me.

  90. Anonymous says:

    Indeed, Tom DeLay and most of the Republican Party has been trying to shift the blame for their actions, and his interview the other day on CNN was no exception.
    He is another rat that is deserting the Ship of State which is foundering and taking on water at an ever increasing pace. There seems to be a rottenness pervading the whole Bush administration; and this is only one of several examples. When someone quits a “Job that he loves”, under a cloud of possible criminal indictment, what are we to believe? A pedophile is discovered in the very department that is supposed to be protecting us from this kind of stuff? Didn't I hear a news blurb last night that he has admitted guilt?
    Republicans are still trying to fix the blame for all their problems on Bill Clinton and his administration. Bill Clinton did not deceive the country into going to war on false pretenses. Need I remind you that he had to work with a Republican Senate and Congress, which was at odds with him all the time. I don't know that they allowed one piece of useful legislation to be enacted during that whole period, yet Clinton gets the Blame. He was crucified for telling one lie, but Bush is touted by republicans as being one of the3 gre3at Presidents of this country. Not in my book.
    The Republican party has always had a penchant for messing everything up, and this administration is no different, Now Democrats will have to come in and clean all this up before they can begin to effectively lead this country.
    There is no joy among sensible Democrats that the Republican administration is imploding, and I hope they can learn from the mistakes of this administration. You cannot lead a country with cronyism, or “good old boys.”
    But for the secretiveness of this administration, a lot of things would have come to light that show a complete disregard for the Constitution and laws of the land. For a leader of the Free World to stand up and blatantly announce that he would not obey or enforce a law that he didn't agree with is treason, and those that agree and go along with him are just as guilty. Theirs is the sin of omission and silence.

  91. Anonymous says:

    Tom DeLay was very successful and some people just want revenge now. You're right, giving up the job that he loved should have been enough, but they won't be happy till he is in jail.

  92. Anonymous says:

    I saw on Christian Broadcasting a Filming brought out to be shown, the problems of DISPLACED chinas Citizenry Because of their Government literally carrying the owners of their property and homes out by police and then sitting by and watching their family home being torn down and buldozed so the Government can have the land for their purposes of building What they DEEM IMPORTANT to GOVERNMENT and THEIR PURPOSES. THESE evicted by their own government are living in SQUALOR and ANYWAY they can SURVIVE. THEY NOW are beginning to be known and heard by those OF CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS that have gone into China and have tried to FILM before the police come to try to keep them from filming what is going on and the tyreatment of the people and the PROOF of their INHUMAN TREATMENT to some for their descent.
    Some of the citizens themselves are now making film of their fight for their rights. and letting the AMERICAN people that are brave enough to go in and get the film on their own or bring out that which the people themselves have taken TRYING DESPERATLY TO LET outsiders LEARN of the ATROCIOUS TREATMENT in this COMMUNIST REGIME OF CHINA.
    HERE in Springfield ILLINOIS we have just had IMINENT DOMAIN LAW BEING PASSED FOR THE SAME REASON so GOVERNMENT CAN HAVE LAND AND PROPERTY FOR their MONEY HUNGRY PURPOSES and MATTERS NOT what a CITIZEN wants to do about KEEPING THEIR LAND and HOMES. IT will allow THE GOVERNMENT TO TAKE THE PROPERTY FOR PURPOSES OF BUSINESS. or anything else the GOVERNMENT BELIEVES IT WANTS TO DO And BUILD. MATTERS NOT what A CITIZEN WANTS to do about KEEPING THEIR ALREADY BOUGHT AND PAID FOR HOMES AND LAND. FARMERS LONG AGO have FALLEN PREY TO THIS LAND GRAB YEARS AGO. AND now WE have GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZED FARMING LAND and WORKERS FOR THE GOVERNMENT instead of the GOVERNMENT working for the people and farmers .
    WHEN ARE AMERICANS GOING TO WAKE UP and TAKE OUR GOVERNMENT BACK THEY AFTER ALL ARE TO work FOR US NOT we working for them. IT IS A ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL HERE OR supposed to be. NOT COMMUNISTIC RULE BY GOVERNMENT. DO IT OUR WAY OR NO WAY. we are to work together for the good of all mankind and all CITIZENRY not just let GOVERNMENT BE RULERS OVER MANKIND. OR THEIR CITIZENS!!!!!!.THAT is what AMERICA IS A REPUBLIC NOT A DICTATORSHIP BY ANY ONE PERSON TO RULE> WE STILL VOTE FOR RIGHTEOUS PUBLIC OFFICIALS THAT KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG AND WHAT FREEDOM MEANS NOT just for ALL AMERICANS but for all mankind.. BETTER WAKE UP AMERICA!!! and SUPPORT RIGHTEOUSNESS and MORAL RIGHTEOUS ACTS INSTEAD OF what CAN BE WRONG FOR ALL . OUR RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH and FREEDOM “OF OUR RELIGIOUS WORSHIP OR NOT TO WORSHIP IS FOR ALL PEOPLE NOT TO TAKE THE RIGHTS FROM WE who believe BY FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST being OUR LORD . the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD THAT HAS DIED BEEN BURIED and HAS RISEN , and LIVES TODAY and IS AT The RIGHT HAND of the FATHER IN HEAVEN OUR CREATOR. HAVING SET US FREE FROM OUR CAPTIVES!!!!! are still having the RIGHT TO OUR FREE SPEECH and OUR FREEDOM TO EXPRESS OUR CHRISTIANITY AND THAT being OUR FAITHFUL LIVING FOR AND THROUGH HIM!!! WE DO NOT EXPECT THOSE THAT DO NOT BELIEVE AS WE DO TO BE FORCED TO believe as we do. BUT NEITHER should those that do not agree SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO keep US from having OUR RIGHTS TAKEN FROM US. YET EVERY YEAR we see THIS being done more and more. CHRIST is NIOT ALLOWED < the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD IS NOT ALLOWED> YET LIES AND HATERS OF CHRISTIANITY BELIEVERS IN GOD THE FATHER JESUS THE RISEN CHRIST AND HIS HOLY SPIRIT ARE TO BE LEFT OUT OF THE FREE SPEECH AND EXPRESSION DURING CHRISTMAS, EASTER, AND TO KEEP OUR MOUTHS SHUT about OUR FAITH YET IT is OK FOR ATHIEST TO TAKE THIS RIGHT AWAY FROM US. THROUGH THEIR HELPERS THE “ACLU” THE ACLU DOES NOT SUPPORT GOD, THE FATHER OR HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON JESUS CHRIST. IF THEY DID they would be fighting for our right to public display of the BABY JESUS AT CHRISTMAS, ON PUBLIC PROPERTY and ALSO be IN AGREEMENT OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS TO BE ALLOWED TO BE VEIWED BY ONE AND ALL. THEY IN FIGHTING AGAINST THE SON, also FIGHT AGAINST the FATHER GOD ALMIGHTY. FOR TO DENY THE SON is also to be denied TO THE FATHER GOD BY the SON! and WE CALL HINM JESUS the risen CHRIST whom has come in the flesh TO SET the CAPTIVES FREE having SUFFERED DIED WAS BURIED and HAS RISEN!!!!!!! HAVING BEEN GIVEN ALL AUTHORITY IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH. BY THE FATHER IN HEAVEN CREATOR OF ALL MANKIND AND INCLUDING THE HEAVENS and THE EARTH!!
    HOW LONG will we allow OTHERS TO TELL US, whom BELIEVE, THAT WE CAN NOT TALK OF, TELL OF, and LIVE AS WE ARE TOLD TO LIVE BY OUR LORD AND SAVIOR??????????? AND DO AS WE HAVE been TAUGHT BY OUR LORD, GOD, CREATOR OF ALL and IN ALL???? BY THOSE THAT HAVE NOT DO NOT AND CONTINUE TO DENY HIM BY TAKING HIM OUT OF OUR SOCIETY, COUNTRY, LAND,

  93. Anonymous says:

    Well, monkeys are hairy. Did it ever occur to you we get our hair armpits and legs from sharing a common ancestor? Although I am sure Mary didn't shave, perhaps the custom you follow is based in an attempt to hide your origins and pretend you are not the mammal you are. Sure, men are mocked as apes sometimes, but women, God forbid such angels come from furry little tree shrews. LOL
    Scientists have made astounding discoveries in the last few months. One fossil is a newly discovered fish that crawled on fins with elbows hundreds of millions of years ago. This supports the idea that before you were a cute hairy ancestor of apes, you were a fish that crawled onto land on your belly. Society has conditioned you to be repulsed by the idea and your religious beliefs complete the barin washing with “faith”.

  94. Anonymous says:

    I don't usually respond to anonymous posts, and am not quite sure how you got here. I thought posters had to identify themselves. But be that as it may, I do have a couple of comments for you, mostly restating my position.
    There is no reason that Christianity and Evolution cannot exist side by side. I am a Christian and have no trouble with evolution. It's really not important how I got here, but where I am going from here, and that is assured by my Christian beliefs.
    There are Christians, however, who do not share these views. As I have said earlier, that my task as Christian is to share my faith with others by taking the news of the Gospel to them. I am told to present it, but not force it on anyone. They must use their free will to decide for themselves, while I remain understanding and tolerant.
    Some Christian sects (or cults) – yes, Christianity is a cult whether you acknowledge it or not.
    Some parts of Christianity tend to use intimidation and fright tactics to try to gain converts. They are forcing their beliefs on others, and this is wrong.
    God has no need of time as we know and measure it. Our time is man's time, so it is very likely that evolution or even the creation of the earth (and by extension, the universe) was done in God's immeasurable way. What we describe as days and years may have been countless eons reckoned in our time.
    The creation story as told in the Bible (and similar stories in other religions) was ancient man's way of describing something he did not understand. Over the centuries as man's knowledge grew, he began to see and interpret things differently. Man did not appear on earth with the complete knowledge about who he was and where he came from. Knowledge had to be acquired over many centuries. In this light, man was (and still is) a work in progress, perfection to be reached when he is at one with God.
    To arbitrarily categorize all Christians as fundamental Creationists is an error. There are many more of us believe in evolution than not.

  95. Anonymous says:

    You are Correct, NONE OF US CHRISTJESUS BELIEVERS THE ones that believe the GOSPEL as it has been WRITTEN and GIVEN TO US can MAKE ANYONE believe IN someone they DO NOT believe has BEEN IS and WAS and always will be, CAN WE??? of COURSE NOT. which then brings me to what I am coming in to say anything at all for.
    BECAUSE one does not believe IN THIS ONE CALLED JESUS CHRIST whom all BELIEVERS IN HIM and CONFESSORS of HIM and TESTIFIERS OF HIM and HIS REALITY IN OUR LIVES, that VERY BAPTISM that was IS and has been GIVEN TO men EVER SINCE HE came out of the tomb over 2000 years ago. and FULFILLED the PROPHESIES WRITTEN OF and TOLD OF HIM, BY those WHO APPARENTLY KNEW HIS TRUTH better then WE who have seemed to forget that the SCRIPTURES were written BY men THROUGH THIS VERY HOLY SPIRIT That has been written of PROPHESIED of and IS REAL and PRESENT in many of OUR LIVES . BECAUSE WE HAVE BELIEVED BY FAITH LIVED BY THAT FAITH THAT GOD HIMSELF HAS GIVEN EACH A MEASURE OF TO EACH and every one THAT HAS ever been IS or will be.
    NOW WHAT WE CHOOSE T do about this FAITH BAPTISM and THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD is UP TO EACH INDIVIDUAL when THEY are GIVEN HIS UNDENIALBE TRUTH IF they have EARS to hear and EYES to see THE TRUTH THAT THE LORD HAS HAD WRITTEN OF HIMSELF FOR US ALL TO COME TO UNDERSTAND and KNOW.. YET without FAITH SAYETH THE LORD NONE CAN EVER THINK THEY SHALL RECIEVE ANYTHING FROM HIM. FOR TO EACH ONE HE HAS given a MUSTARD SEED OF FAITH. BUT ALL SEEDS that are planted MUST HAVE FOOD and WATER TO GROW and MATURE INTO the FRUIT THEY ARE TO BE in the end.. THAT is YOUR MISSING LINK!! THAT HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM that is a REALITY IN US WHOM HAVE believed IN HIS only begotten SON CALLED JESUS that HE ROSE AGAIN from the GRAVE, HAVING OVERCOME the GRAVE, DEATH, FOR WHOMSOEVER shall BELIEVE IN THEIR HEART! and CONFESS with their MOUTH HE IS LORD AND SAVIOR HAVING SHED HIS BLOOD ONCE FOR ALL.
    IF this is not a truth TRENSETTER than NEITHER IS THE CREATION OF THISEARTH THAT IN THE BEGINNG GOD!!!!! CREATED the HEAVENS and THE EARTH, WHICH WE ALL KNOW THAT The HEAVENS AND THE EARTH EXIST. IF we CANNT SEE AND UNDERSTAND THIS MUCH then WE ALL ARE DEAD NOT ONLY SPIRITUALLY BUT ALREADY DEAD AND IN OUR GRAVES NEVER TO RISE AGAIN AND NEVER TO HAVE ANY PROMISE OF AN AGE TO COME> and THERE IS NOT ANY FORGIVENESS FOR ANY OF US FOR OUR SIN AND THAT DISOBEDIENCE THAT MAN HAS ALREADY DONE TO BRING DEATH ONCE TO MANKIND FOR MANKIND NEVER EXISTED TO BEGIN WITH . YOU HAVE DENIED THE SON, THE FATHER, and WORSE THE HOLY SPIRIT OF whom WE AS BELIEVERS CONFESSORS AND TESTIFIERS OF THIS BAPTISM WE HAVE COME TO UNDERSTAND LOVE AND KNOW WAS IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE THE ONLY WAY TO THE FATHER THAT IS IN HEAVEN THE CREATOR OF ALL AND IN ALL ..
    TRUE you do not have to believe NOT ANYTHING I HAVE WRITTEN HERE ON THIS DAY. BUT REMEMBER THIS TRUTH this day is the day THE LORD HATH MADE FOR YOU , ME , and THE WORLD WE NOW LIVE IN AND THIS EARTH WE ARE NOW STANDING ON!!!!! HIS THRONE IS HEAVEN . and HIS FOOTSTOOL IS THIS EARTH! IF YOU DO NOT believe what HE HAS HAD WRITTEN FOR YOU TO LEARN OF HIM . THEN YOU DENY ME, HIS WORD, HIS REALITY THAT IS REAL AND PRESENT IN THIS EARTH AND WORLD THIS DAY> NOT ONLY THAT> YOU HAVE AND ARE DENYING HIS HOLY SPIRIT AND THIS IS A SIN THAT CANNOT BE FORGIVEN IN THIS AGE OR THE ONE TO COME> AND TOMORROW WHEN THE NEW DAY IS ACCORDING TO GODS TIME> YOU SHALL BE ONE DAY OLDER . AND THIS LIFE YOU ARE NOW LIVING IS BUT A VAPOR. and YOU ARE NOT GUERRENTEED THAT TOMORROW UNLESS GOD GIVES IT TO YOU. FOR IT IS HE THAT WOUNDS AND HEALS, GIVES LIFE and TAKES IT> AND WE ALL MUST GIVE HIM AN ACCOUNTING IN THE END> BECAUSE HE WILL REQUIRE IT. FOR HE IS THE FINAL JUDGE OF US ALL!!! like it or not. WHERE AND WHO will be YOUR WITNESS TO THE FATHER GOD THE JUDGE OF YOU AS WELL AS ME??? IF YOU HAVE DENIED HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THAT WAS TOLD OF WRITTEN OF PROPHECIED TO COME< IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, FULLFILLED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, AND REVEALED BY JOHN IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION. THE ONE WHOM KNEW HIM RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING AND WAS LOVED BY THIS ONE WE CALL JESUS THE CHRIST ONLY BEGOTTEN OF GOD ALMIGHTY?????????? Do you really want to DENY HISFATHER< HIS WORD< AND HIS HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM ????? MANY HAVE< MANY DO and MANY WILL . ARE YOU GOING TO BE ONE OF THOSE THAT HAVE TO SEE THE PROOF OF HIS WOUNDS BEFORE YOU WILL BELIEVE???? SUCH AS THOMAS HAD TO SEE HIS WOUNDS??? THOSE WHOM DOUBT ARE as THE WAVES OF THE SEA, BEING TOSSED AND TURNED NEVER HAVING ANY REST OR PEACE, THESE CANNOT THINK THAT THEY SHALL RECIEVE ANYTHING FROM THE LORD FOR DOUBT IS THE DEATH OF FAITH! AND IF THERE IS NO FAITH THERE CAN BE NO BLESSING FROM HIM WGHOM GIVES BLESSING BUT HE ALSO HAS SAID THERE ARE CURSING HE GIVES> TO ALL THAT DISOBEY HIS WORD. YES WE ALL HAVE DISOBEYED HIS WORD, and COMMANDMENT, FOR THAT FIRST ADAM CHOSE TO DO WHAT HE WAS TOLD NOT TO DO. SO WE ALL DIE ONCE!!! NONE GET OUT OF THE PHYSICAL DEATH. WE have no REASON to FEAR THAT who can KILL THE BODY. BUT WE BEST FEAR that whom can KILL BOTH BODY AND SOUL. AND there is ONLY ONE THAT CAN SAY “DEPART FROM ME!” When the WEDDING SUPPER is READY AND ALL ARE SEATED, THERE IS ONE FOUND with NOT WEDDING GARMENT..
    WHOM SHALL THAT ONE BE????? THAT ONE THAT WAS LOST, and all THOSE THAT FOLLOWED HIM INSTEAD OF THE “ONE Lord, ONE faith and ONE BAPTISM.” Ephesians, 4;5:,6:,7:,
    YES THAT does mean the COMFORTER that has been promised Prophecied of and is PRESENT IN the world TODAY, THAT so many DENY!!!!!!AND YOU THINK THAT THE SCRIPTURES YOU READ WILL SAVE YOU!!! YET these are they THAT TESTIFY OF ME!” SAYETH THE LORD.
    NONE WANT TO JUST BELIEVE IN WHAT HE HAS SAID and done .. DOUBTERS . ONE AND ALL??? GOD WILL NOT BE MOCKED! WHEN WILL WE EVER LEARN!!!!!! TO JUST DO what HE HAS said to do. LOVE GOD! and LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF!!.
    I really do not see much signs of that EVER BEING DONE FOR MEN ARE LIARS, and ARE NOT MEN to REPENT . NOR ARE WOMAN FOR THAT MATTER . INSTEAD WE ALL HAVE BEEN DISOBEDIENT AND SINNED AGAINST HIM.. HIS WORD HIS TRUTH AND HIS REALITY THAT IS RIGHT HERE AND NOW AND VISABLE TO BE SEEN!. IT HAS BEEN WRITTEN WE HAVE NO EXCUSE!!!!!!!! NONE WHATSOEVER , THANK GOD FOR THE BLOOD!!!!!!!!!!!
    WHO IS WANTING TO DENY HIS SHED BLOOD THIS DAY????? AND BE CURSED AND BE JUDGED BY HIM THIS DAY BY THAT WORD HE HAS SPOKEN!!!!!!!
    FOR THIS IS WHAT WE ARE JUDGED BY . THE WORDS HE HAS HAD WRITTEN, SPOKEN, AND ARE TESTIFIED OF TO YOU THIS DAY!!!
    WE ALL MUST CHOOSE..
    I CHOSE HIM YEARS AGO.. HAVE YOU ??? UNDERSTAND HIM????? NO!!! REALLY KNOW HIM?????? NO! BUT HAVE FAITH AND TRUST IN HIM ??? YES. EVER SINCE I HEARD OF HIM I HAVE HAD NO DOUBT WHO MY CREATOR WAS, IS, AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE FATHER, WORD, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. FOR HE IS HOLY and WORTHY TO BE PRAISED and WORSHIPED! IT IS HIS KINGDOM THAT IS FOREVER,
    Thus Sayeth the Lord,
    Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
    But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
    For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
    None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
    They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
    Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands. Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
    Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness. We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.
    We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but [there is] none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.
    For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;
    In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
    And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
    Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
    And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.
    For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.
    According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence.
    So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
    And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
    As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.

  96. Anonymous says:

       I cannot say much at this time as I am doing some volunteer one a man in the Church running for the state Senate. What I am wondering is with the interest in this subject of Intelligent Design should I make it into a page of it’s own?

  97. Anonymous says:

    if there is going to be extensive discussion ,, BY MANY maybe so. YET I believe IT will become REHASHED RETOLD REPROOVED WORD OF GOD THAT NEVER CHANGES no matter how MANY would rather have it CHANGED TO THEIR LIKING. FOR HIS TRUTH is HIS TRUTH NOT YOURS and NOT MINE FOR it is THE LORD THAT HAS HAD HIS TRUTH WRITTEN FOR US ALL . and IF WE AS A PEOPLE HE HAS CREATED annot BELIEVE CONFESS AND SETTLE THAT TRUTH then WHAT IS THE USE OF DISCUSSING AND ARGUEING ABOUT ANY DESIGN AT ALL let alone GODS INTELIGENT MARVOLOUS MIRACULOUS TRUE DESIGN OF the EARTH, HEAVENS, and MANKIND and THE WOMAN HE HAS SHAPED, MOLDED, and CRAFTED INTO A WOMAN FOR THE CREATED MAN HE HAD MADE…. and FORMED TO BE IN HIS IMAGE!!!!!! MAKING THEM MALE AND FEMALE THAT LIVE BREATH TALK AND THINK AND HAVE HIS MIND IN HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON CHRIST JSUS.

  98. Anonymous says:

    Marty,
    To continue this discussion and give it its own page would, I think cause too much focus on only one part of the beliefs of Christianity. Ever since Christianity began about 2,000 years ago, there have always been differences among those that call themselves Christian. I think it was St. Paul who pointed out that the body of Christianity (Christ) has many parts, just like a human body, and that each part has its own job to do.
    I like good, lively discussion, but I do not care to be preached at all the time.
    My vote is to leave this where it is, and perhaps come back in a few months and examine it again. Of course, if there are additional posts here, we will read them, and answer them but don't change anything right now.

  99. Anonymous says:

    I found this picture that will probably have to be deleted. I got a real laugh out of it; I call it “how can you tell that Rove is scared?

  100. Anonymous says:

    I’m somewhat skeptical of this picture. I’m not sure Rove would be manhandled by any police officers, and especially Capitol police as these appear to be. But apart from this, let me say that I think this whole administration should be scared.
    Our democratic process of government in this country has been completely trashed. Not just by the Executive Branch, but up and down the whole government from the Supreme Court to Congress.
    We no longer appoint Supreme Court justices for their integrity and fairness in interpreting the laws, but by their political ideology. We have a President who taunts congress by telling them to go ahead and pass laws, and if he doesn’t like them, he will ignore them, and has demonstrated same. We have a Congress that allows him to get by with this kind of stuff. The President asked for permission under the War powers Act to initiate military action against Iraq. However, he ignored the 90 day limitation on this act and did not return to Congress asking for an extension of these powers or a declaration of war. Oh, he called it a war, but omitted one vital ingredient; War can only be declared by The Congress of the United States according to the Constitution, Article I, section 8, and paragraph 10.
    Click here
    Instead, they passed a totally flawed piece of legislation known as The Patriots Act, which in effect has superseded much of our freedoms granted under the Constitution. Not only was this passed, but was recently modified and renewed with very little outcry or opposition from any congressmen.
    Will this country ever return to the democracy and freedom that was the core of its founding? When you realize how far we have come down the road to a totalitarian government, we have a lot of work ahead to restore it to its former glorious democracy.

  101. Anonymous says:

    I am not very concerned about any pictures now days when with Computer enhancing is so prevelant and is almost impossible to be detected as being false. when done by a really good professonal In computerizational art workings.
    ESPECIALLY when YOU HAVE PEOPLE THAT ARE IN such a RUSH TO BLACKEN the NAMES OF ANYONE THAT they DISAGREE with IN POLITICS, NO MATTER HOW SINCERE ONE IS ABOUT what THEY ARE doing for the GOOD OF the COUNTRY AS A whole, LIKE KEEPING THE BOMBS FROM BLOWING UP IN OUR EATING ESTABLISHMENTS and OUR CHURCHES DAILY and OUR HOUSES , and WHEREVER ELSE THE INNOCENT AND public PLACES ARE. ALL because we ARE GOD FEARING FREED BY OUR FAITH IN OUR LORD THY GOD AND HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON WE CALL CHRIST JESUS , IMMANUEL, LORD SAVIOR, WONDERFUL , COUNSELOR, AND YES JEHOVAH, AND WE REALLY DO PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM, ANYWAY SOME OF US DO!!! KNOWING WAT THE LORD HAS SAID TO DO. AND YES SOME OF US REALLY DO love OUR NEIGHBORS, BEING BROTHERS and SISTERS IN
    CHRIST JESUS, KNOWING THE GOSPEL . OH AND YES WE DO SUBMIT TO OUR GIOVERNING OFFICIALS UNDERSTANDING THAT THEY ARE APPOINTED BY GOD THE FATHER ACCORDING TO ANDFOR HIS WILL AND PURPOSE. JUST AS IT HAS been written taught and BELIEVED THAT we should PRAY for OUR GOVERNING OFFICIALS FOR THE GUIDENCE and WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE THEY need in TIMES such as THESE.
    FOR WE ARE LIVING THISDAY in a VERY DANGEROUS time. MANY DO NOT KNOW how serious and DANGEROUS the DAY that BROKE UP OUR PEACE. ON 9/11/2001
    BECAUSE these that Came in UNannounced and By surprise. Slaughtering and willing to be COMAKAZI FLYERS OF 1941 on PEARL HARBOR, BUT only ON THE WORLD TRADE CENTER THINKING IT WOULD BRING AMERICA TO HER KNEES before THEM??? DID NOT WORK DID IT? CANNOT MAKE A PEOPLE OF THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD AND HIS WAY.. TO FALL ON THEIR KNEE AND JUST SAY YES TO EVIL WICKEDNESS OF HATEFILLED HEARTS AND MINDS OF men that HAVE no LOVE FOR THEIR BROTHER OR their NEIGHBOR AS THE LORD THY “GOD” OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB HAS already HAD it written THIS is what HIS COMMANDMENT IS. THE ROYAL LAW of the KING of kings, LORD of lords, and GOD of HOSTS.
    Who remembers anything of what the LORD has said and done for us?? WE WHOM have believed , Confessed, and Recieved His Promise REMEMBER, and KNOW HE is REAL present and IS MIGHTY and POWERFUL and IS to be FEARED. FOR it is HE that CAN kill both BODY AND SOUL. MEN can ONLY KILL the BODY and they DO THAT every day. OUT OF HATRED of their BROTHER and NOT FOLLOWING HIS COMMAND.
    GUILTY ONE AND ALL!!!!!!! DISOBEDIENT ONE AND ALL,
    BUT THANK GOD FOR THE BLOOD SACRIFICE given ONCE FOR US ALL. WHO GIVES THANKS TO HIM FOR THAT???????????? apparently NOT MANY .. BUT MAYBE THERE ARE MORE PRAISING AND WORSHIPING HIM IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH THEN MANY ARE AWARE OF. OR WE would have been LONG GONE AGES AGO.
    GOD is a SPIRIT and any that worship HIM must worship HIM in spirit and truth. HE IS SEEKING SUCH AS THESE.
    HOW ABOUT YOU??? are you ONE OF THOSE whom HAVE believed IN THEIR HEART THAT JESUS is the ONLY begotten SON of GOD and HE HAS RISEN, HAVING BEEN GIVEN ALL AUTHORITY IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH. CONFESSING HIM with THY MOUTH. ?
    OR DO you DENY THIS GOSPEL ?????? OF the GOOD NEWS OF OUR LORD and SAVIOR?

  102. Anonymous says:

    I know that the picture is doctored, that's why I laughed a little about it. Normally I wouldn't laugh at things like that but Rove has done so many bad things to so many people that I am glad that he is about to get his. I just hope that he is that scared.

  103. Anonymous says:

    Suzanne, I know that I get a little upset with cooked men like Rove because of the lives that they have destroyed with their greed for power. I would feel the same way if he was a Democrat. What really bothers me is that with all their talk they haven't been protecting us here or there. I'm really worried that those bombs might start blowing up here if Bush attacks Iran. Yes, I have faith in the Lord, but not in my government.

  104. Anonymous says:

    Agreed, Jessica. I too, don’t believe that our government has given us any larger amount of protection since 9/11 as before. They say they have, and want us to believe it. How do they or anyone else know that we are better protected? Have you seen any evidence? They have called for elevated levels of alerts that usually coincide with something negative going on in the administration that they want to divert attention away from. The President’s popularity rating goes down. Call a higher level of alert status. That’s good for several points increase in his popularity.
    What does a higher level of alert mean? Does it mean that every time I get into my car I should check it for bombs? Should I check every bridge I cross for suspicious persons lurking under it? Should I stay home and watch the Fox network?
    I think any future attack will catch us totally unaware and unprepared. Are there any signs that any type of preparations are being made? There will be fright and panic, of course, but worse will be the spate of knee-jerk legislation passed like it was after 9/11.
    The threat of an attack, and the belief of many that the President is protecting them from such makes for a docile populace. I’m reminded of Joseph Goebbels and his NAZI propaganda machine that kept the whole German population in control with similar fright tactics. Can’t happen again? Can’t happen again? How many of us would have said that an event like 9/11 would never happen in the United States? Even standing at the TV and watching the plan crash into the second tower was unreal, like a Star Wars movie. It wasn’t really happening!
    It was happening, it can happen again, and it is likely that it will. It is a great possibility that once again survivors will stand by in helpless shock in their unbelief. God forbid that a thermonuclear device would explode. We will all try to run away and hide, but there is no place to go. It’s been said for thousands of years, and if mankind survives, it will be said many more times; “we have got to stop this madness and figure out other ways of resolving our differences. God help us if we don’t!

  105. Anonymous says:

    Hi Jessica; I believe what a lot of Americans not to mention other people from other countries do not understand nor realize, IS this TRUTH. that IF actually seen and understood more would be standing up for OUR GOVERNING OFFICIALS AS the LORD GOD has said to do.
    JUST as IT has been written LACK OF KNOWLEDGE will be and is the DESTROYER OF US ALL . and IN THE END IT COMES TO PASS. OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.
    WHAT LEGACY ARE WE AS A PEOPLE HERE IN AMERICA WILL WE LEAVE OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN IF WE do NOT UNDERSTAND AND KNOW what ENEMY WE HAVE and WHO OUR ENEMY IS?? WE have YET TO LEARN THAT OUR ENEMY is within . FOR WE ARE IGNORANT of what GOD HAS already said DONE and HAD written for us all TO LIVE BY. SO WE continue in OUR HATRED SUCH AS what. IRANIAN , IRAQIE, AND ARABIAN , AMERICAN, FRENCH, CHINESE, AND YOU NAME IT AND IT is THERE > HATRED!!!! FOR THEIR BROTHERS, THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT IT ALL PEOPLES EXCEPT FOR WE AMERICANS THAT KNOW WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT US, and THE JEWISH NATION OF ISRAEL . UNDERSTAND the TRUTH OF WHAT is WAS and WILL CONTINUE UNTIL PEOPLE come to UNDERSTAND THAT HATRED OF THE JEWISH NATION IS WHAT DESTROYS, MEN OFF THE FACE OF THIS EARTH> BECAUSE OF THE WARRING BETWEEN THE BROTHERS> OF THIS PEOPLE ALL KNOW AS THE JEWISH PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL. THE STATE OF ISRAEL WHAT is HER STATE TODAY> the same as IT HAS ALWAYS been.. DENIAL OF THEIR MESSIAH THAT HAS ALREADY come to SAVE AND BE THEIR KING . IS IT ANY WONDER THEN THAT I AS AN AMERICAN HAVING THE SAME BLOOD RUNNING THROUGH MY VEINS RED BLOOD THAT IS RUNNING IN THEIR VEINS JUST AS IT RUNS IN MINE BECAUSE I KNOW THAT I MAY NOT BE A JEW IN NAME BY OTHERS BUT I UNDERSTAND ALL TO WELL THAT IT IS BECAUSE OF THEIR DENIAL OF THEIR MESSIAH THAT I HAVE LIFE AND AM BLESSED AS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN BEING WHAT MOST ARE CALLED AND KNOWN BY AS THE GENTILE NATIONS. FOR LET IT BE KNOWN> THIS DAY> THAT THIS LAND OF AMERICA. IS KNOWN TO STAND BEHIND THE JEWS > AND THAT PEOPLE AND STATE OF ISRAEL!!! BECAUSE WE KNOW OUR HERITAGE> OF WHERE OUR SALVATION AND BLESSINGS HAVE COME FROM!!!!! THIS COUNTRY IS WAS AND HAS BEEN FORMED AND BUILT UPON THE GOSPEL TRUTH OF THE WORD OF GOD ALMIGHTY> THAT HAS ALL THE TRUTH OF WHOM WE ARE WHO THE JEWS ARE AND WHY WE ARE AND WHY THEY ARE. AND UNTIL MEN COME TO UNDERSTAND WHO THE ENEMY IS THEY WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT AND WAR AGAINST THEIR BROTHER .. AND THAT MEANS THAT THE BROTHER IS JACOB!!!!!!!! AND JACOB WAS RENAMED ISRAEL BY GOD!!!!!!!!! NOW YOU NOR I CAN CHANGE THIS TRUTH> AND NEITHER CAN ESAU CHANGE GODS TRUTH> THAT GOD TOLD THEIR MOTHER THAT THE YOUNGER WOULD BE RULER OVER THE OLDER>>> AND ESAU HAS HATED THIS TRUTH EVER SINCE HE FOUND THAT GOD EVEN WITH ALL OF HIS TEARS STILL LOVED JACOB MORE!!! ALL BECAUSE ESAU SOLD HIS BIRTHRIGHT>>>> AND GOD HAD HAD IT WRITTEN< SAID AND IT HAS BEEN KNOWN AND TAUGHT THAT GOD SAID: "I HAVE HATED ESAU, BUT I HAVE LOVED JACOB.""THIS HATRED BEGAN IN THE GARDEN>” BECAUSE OF THE SIN OF THE FATHER ADAM. AGAINST GOD. HIS DISOBEDIENCE TO HIS CREATOR FATHER GOD ALMIGHTY??? BROUGHT SIN UPON HIS GENERATION. AND HIS GENERATION WAS CAIN AND ABEL!!! CAIN BEING THE OLDER FIRST BORN SON. EVE SAYING; GOD HAS GIVEN ME A SON. THEN ADAM KNEW HIS WIFE AGAIN AND the YOUNGER SON ABEL was BORN.
    PLEASE Remember that THE FIRST MAN ADAM HAD ALREADY BEEN DISOBEDIENT TO THE FATHER CREATOR OF HIM. BEFORE CAIN WAS BORN. CAIN WAS THE OLDER SON GIVEN BY GOD. YET WAS NOT ABEL ALSO BORN??? AND GIVEN BY GOD???? YES> GOD HAD TOLD ADAM THAT FIRST MAN. THAT IF YOU EAT of the FRUIT OF THAT TREE OF GOOD, and EVIL, YOU SHALL SURELY DIE. . WELL HE BROKE THE RULE LAWAND GOD IS NOT A MAN THAT HE SHOULD LIE, NEITHER IS HE A MAN THAT HE SHOULD REPENT. TURN FROM HIS TRUTH WORD HE HAS SPOKEN. SO WHAT IS GOD NOW GOING TO DO HIS CREATION IS GOING TO DIE. FOR GOD'S WORD CANNOT BE BROKEN nor RESCINDED RIGHT?? HE HAD CREATED THIS MAN , HE HAD CREATED THE BEASTS FISH BIRDS< AND ADAM HAD NAMED THEM. BUT NONE WERE FOUND TO BE A MATE FOR HIM THIS MAN HE HAD GIVEN LIFE TO. HE THEN PUT ADAM TO SLEEP AND MADE A WOMAN FROM THIS MAN.. FROM HIS SIDE NO LESS. A RIB BONE. NOW YOU CAN DENY ALL OF THIS THAT GOD HAS HAD WRITTEN FOR ALL MANKIND TO COME TO UNDERSTAND AND KNOW OR YOU CAN DENY IT. YET HISTORY AND TRUTH OF HIS WORD IS EVIDENT IN THE WORLD WE LIVE IN THIS VERY DAY!!! FOR THE PUNISHMENT FOR ADAMS SIN DEATH> COMES TO EACH AND EVERY ONE> IN THIS PHYSICAL .. YET BECAUSE GOD LOVED THE WORLD AND HIS CREATION SO MUCH HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN THAT WE THE OFFSPRING OF THIS FIRST MANKIND COULD LIVE> AND HAVE LIFE ETERNALLY AND ABUNDENTLY> FOREVER AND EVER> AND HIS KINGDOM HIS RULE HIS LAW HIS CREATION WOULD NOT BE DESTROYED FOREVER> SO PUNISHMENT FOR ALL WAS GIVEN. NO LEGS FOR THE BEAST,THE DECIEVER, NOT A LEG TO STAND ON. BE A WORM , SNAKE, CRAWLER, ON YOUR BELLY you will EAT dust all the days of yor life, CURSED MORE THEN all CATTLE, and BEAST OF THE FIELD.
    FOR EVE THE WOMAN, HE HAD MADE FROM MAN FOR MAN , SORROWS, PAIN AND SUFFERING IN CHILDBIRTH, DESIRE FOR HER HUSBAND,
    NOTICE DEATH IS NOT MENTIONED HERE.
    YET BECAUSE OF HER BEING FROM THE MAN SHE INHERITS HIS DEATH ALSO. BUT GOD DID NOT SAY AND GIVE HER A SENTANCE OF DEATH.
    IT IS THE MAN HIS BEGOTTEN HIS CREATED OF AND IN HIS IMAGE THAT HE GIVES THE SENTANCE OF DEATH TO!!! YOU SHALL BE SENTANCED TO TILL THE GROUND YOU HAVE COME FROM ALL THE DAYS OF YOUR LIFE UNTIL DEATH COMES and YOU RETURN TO THE GROUND FROM WHICH YOU CAME. FOR DEATH MUST COME. FOR THIS WAS SAID AND GOD HEAVENLY FATHER CANNOT LIE RIGHT?? NOR CAN GOD RECANT HIS WORD OF TRUTH. AS HE HAS HAD IT SAID, WRITTEN. YET GOD HAD TO MAKE AWAY FOR LIFE TO BE FOREVER MORE AND HIS KINGDOM NOT BE DESTROYED FOREVER RIGHT??
    GOD HAS GIVEN ME A SON!, FIRST BORN. OF THE WOMB. TILLER OF THE GROUND, THEN AGAIN EVE BEARS a SECOND SON AND SHE CALLS HIM ABEL. AND THIS SON IS A KEEPER of THE SHEEP. A SHEPHERD OF THE SHEEP.
    SACRIFICE ABEL GAVE TO THE LORD THY GOD. THE FIRST BORN OF the Flock, BLOOD SACRIFICE. OF ONE OF His SHEEPS LAMBS,
    CAIN BROUGHT FROM HIS GROUND A SACRIFICE OF HIS WORK AND TILLING OF THE GROUND FIRST FRUITS,
    YET GOD RESPECTED ABEL'S sacrifice more. then CAINS,
    JEALOUSY ROSE UP IN CAIN and HE MURDERED ABEL.
    THE SIN OF MURDER IS NOW IN PLAY RIGHT? FIRST “DECEPTION”, THEN A” LIE, TOLD”, “YOU SHALL SURELY NOT DIE, ” “SHE GAVE TO ME TO EAT” “BLAME PUT ON THE FATHER”” BECAUSE IT WAS THE WIFE YOU GAVE ME” .
    NOW THE FIRST BORN, SLAYS HIS BROTHER, SPILLING INNOCENT BLOOD, TAKING THE LIFE OF HIS YOUNGER BROTHER. BECAUSE OF JEALOUS “RAGE AND HATRED.”
    THAT BLOOD HAS CRIED OUT FROM THE GROUND EVER SINCE. and SIN HATRED, DESTRUCTION, AND DEATH COMES TO EACH AND EVERY ONE BECAUSE OF IT. YET GOD HAS MADE A WAY. THAT WAY. IS THROUGH THE BLOOD. THAT WAS SHED ONCE FOR ALL .. CAIN BANISHED OUT. BEING A VAGABOND A NOMAD, A WANDERER, A SOJOURNER,NO REST FOR THE WICKED THEY SAY. WHO SAYS??? WE SAY'S, OR HAVE YOU NEVER HEARD IT SAID???????
    AND THE RUTH IS WE ALL ARE GUILTY ARE WE NOT??? FOR WE ALL HAVE BROKEN THE LAW OF GOD ALMIGHTY. and WE STILL DO THIS DAY. BUT NOT WE WHO KNOW OF WHOM WE HAVE COME FROM.
    AND WHERE AND WHO OUR FATHER IS. PRAISES AND GLORY GIVEN TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER CREATOR AND SAVOR > BECAUSE HE LOVED THE WORLD SO MUCH THAT HE GAVE, HIS ONLY BEGOTTENTHAT WE MIGHT THROUGH HIM HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT ABUNDENTLY ETERNALLY BEING REDEEMED BACK TO HIM. SO IN DEATH WE HAVE LIFE > FOR IT IS OUR SOUL THAT LIVES ON FOREVER MORE .. HAVING BEEN BORN AGAIN OF HIS SPIRIT > OH DID I FORGET TO MENTION. THAT ADAM AND EVE HAD A THIRD SON! AND HIS NAME WAS SETH!. IT IS THIS SETH (APPOINTED) THIS THIRD SON THAT EVE SAID!, THE LORD HAS GIVEN ME ANOTHER SEED TO REPLACE THE SON ABEL THAT CAIN SLEW.
    SETH HAD A SON ENOSH* (Enos GR. LUKE and LUKE IN the NEW TESTAMENT was a PHYSICIAN, and A WITNESS and DISCIPLE and FOLLOWER OF ….
    THE linage OF NOAH, ABRAHAM, ISAAC, and JACOB all CAME FROM SETH.
    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DESCENDANTS OF CAIN the MURDERER??? THERE WAS A MARK put UPON HIM LEST ANY THAT FIND HIM WOULD KILL HIM. A MARK. WHAT MARK??? MYSTERY??? MAYBE> BUT whom WERE THROUGHOUT HISTORY ave been NOMADS, WANDERERS without a HOME TO CALL THEIR OWN>>> WHO ARE THE ONES THAT GOD GAVE ALL HE HAD TO GIVE . BLOOD SHED BLOOD OF THE LAMB, TO SAVE ALL HE HAD CREATED. YET GIVING LIFE TO THE BROTHER THAT TOOK HIS BROTHERS LIFE. BUT MAKING HIM A STONE OF OFFENSE AND A TROUBLSOME TO ALL PEOPLES. YET TO WE whom KNOW OUR LORD and SAVIOR .
    WE UNDERSTAND THAT HE IS GOD, and HEis JUST AS HE HAS HAD IT WRITTEN AND SAID AND TAUGHT, “I AM the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob, ISAAC being born of the FREE, ISHAMEL being born of the Slave and maidservant THE EGYPTIAN HAGAR, ISAAC of the FREE being the PROMISED SEED OF ABRAHAM whom IS A DESCENDANT OF NOAH, SETH, THAT THIRD SON OF THATFIRST MAN AND WOMAN THATGOD HATH CREATED AND HE NOT MAN BUT HE GOD CREATED THEM MALE AND FEMALE!!!! ADAM AND EVE, MAY I THEN SAY NOT
    MALE AND MALE. OR FEMALE AND FEMALE, BUT FIRST THE MALE. IN HIS IMAGE, FOR HIS PURPOSE, AND HIS PLEASURE, YET GOD DID SAY; “IT IS NOT GOOD THAT MAN , should be alone. ” SO WHAT DID GOD DO???????
    MADE MAN a HELPER. a MATE . FROM HIS SIDE HIS BONE . HIS RIB. AND HE CALLED HER!!! WOMAN, and ADAM CALLED HIS WIFE EVE. BECAUSE SHE IS the MOTHER OF ALL LIVING.
    SO DOES GODS WORD, KINGDOM, AND HIS WISDOM MIGHT AND POWER STILL EXIST THIS DAY? REMAIN, LIVE,
    AHH YES!!!!!!!! YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT AND HE DOES!
    AND MAY GOD BLESS THIS LAND OF THE FREE, HOME OF THE BRAVE, WE CALL AMERICA> FOR MAY GOD ALWAYS BLESS THIS LAND FOR IT IS MY HOME MY LAND AND GODS BLESSING FOR ALL MANKIND!!!!!!! BUT MANKIND HAVE NOT AND DO NOT UNDERSTAND NOR APPRECIATE WHAT GOD THEIR LORD AND SAVIOR HAS SAID HAD WRITTEN NOR GIVEN THEM…….. SAD TO SAY!!!!!!!!!!
    BUT TRUTH IS TRUTH AND STRANGER THEN FICTION TO MOST!. BUT TRUTH ALWAYS WINS WHEN THE SWORD OF GOD IS WEILDED TO CUT DEEP INTO THE HEART OF MEN THAT ARE DESTINED TO DIE ONCE BUT THROUGH OUR DEATH WE RECIEVE OUR VICTORY> AND WHEN THAT DAY COMES WE CAN THEN SAY ; DEATH WHERE IS YOUR STING. FOR JESUS CHRIST IS LORD AND HIS BLOOD WAS SHED FOR ME AS WELL AS YOU > YET WHO BELIEVES IN THIS TRUTH ??????? FEW WILL BELIEVE IN THEIR HEART < CONFESS WITH THEIR MOUTH AND RECIEVE THIS TESTIMONY OF THIS MESSENGER > BUT SO BE IT MANY HAVE COME AND GONE BEFORE ME AND THERE WILL BE MANY MORE THAT WILL COME AFTER THIS MESSENGER IS LONG GONE!!!!!!!!!!! BUT REMEMBER THIS ONE THING> THE GOSPEL OF TRUTH HAS COME THIS DAY TO ANY WHO READ AND ARE WILLING AND ABLE TO HAVE EARS TO HEAR> AND THAT MY SISTER AND BROTHER TAKES WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE AND THE BAPTISM OF HIS BAPTISM OF HIS HOLY SPIRIT … AND THAT WAS ALSO WRITTEN OF PROPHECIED TO COME TO PASS. TAUGHT AND SAID AND IS ALSO A RUTH FOR ANY AND ALL THAT WILL BELIEVE IN THE NAME THAT IS ABOVE EVERY NAME UNDER HEAVEN. WE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT< IT HAS BEEEN WRITTEN AND IS TRUTH > WE ARE TO CALL HIM JESUS AND YES HE IS THE CHRIST THAT CAME IN THE FLESH. THIS IS MY FAITH, AND MY TRUTH, IF IT IS NOT YOURS SO BE IT.

  106. Anonymous says:

    Suzanne,
    Having read some of your articles here, and others on the Rate George Bush message board, I feel compelled to respond.
    Where does God tell us to stand up for corrupt governing officials?
    God was not pleased when the Children of Israel asked for a king to rule over them, but they were so persistent that He allowed it, but warned them they would be sorry. Even their second King, David, allowed corruption, greed and lust to enter his heart. There are incidents throughout Jewish history as told in The Old Testament, of corrupt rulers that were removed or destroyed by God. This tells me that He will not countenance corruption in leadership, and either b y direct intervention, or with the help of His children (you and I), they will be removed. I think God always provides a way for us to throw off the yoke of corruption and incompetent leadership if we will acknowledge and accept it.
    Many say that this Nation was brought into being by God’s guidance. If this is so, then He provided a way for us to rid ourselves of corrupt leaders. The founders of this country were led to provide for elections every four years in which we could rid ourselves of those undesirable leaders, but since God gave man freedom of choice, there is always the chance we will make the wrong choice, but remember, God has allowed us to do that, and when we do, we are the ones that suffer the consequences. I think the consequences of some wrong choices in our leadership are beginning to become clear to us, and will be even more so. We need to pray that God will give us guidance, and see us through this period of turmoil.
    Adam and Eve made the wrong choice in the Garden of Eden, and we are no less human than they.

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