Every so often as I drive along, I turn on the radio to hear what is going on. You the reader probably have done the same. It's "russian roulette" as to what we are going to hear and not hear.
For example, this morning I tuned into the "Dennis Prager" Show and promptly heard some obviously-arab-type woman blattering away with poor English pronunciation in a hot and fast frenzy who apparently supported Al Qaeda, while poor Dennis presumed he could change her prejudiced antisemitic and anti-Christian immentality with reason. Lamentably, besieged Dennis (who I've heard with my own ears say that He does not believe in Jesus Christ) continued to dignify her by letting her beller away without cutting her off. Well, I cut her off after about 45 seconds of trying to decipher her rant by soon switching off the radio.
Later on I tuned into anti-overseas-tax-loopholes-for-corporations and anti-GOP-bigoted, "Thom Hartmann" and heard him say that we "should not pay the rich by giving them tax breaks." I pondered the absurd utterance for a while, and came to some rather obvious conclusions.
First, Thom must presume that the rich are intrinsically evil and the poor are intrinsically good. Sounds communistically socialistic to me, relegating social problems to mere economic class struggle.
Second, the rich do not gain more income by being or not being taxed, but simply have what income they make depleted by being taxed or instead not depleted by not being taxed.
And how, Thommy, is that supposed to save the world? To save the global economy? With horrible-track-record GOP-patronizing Obama and his Pelosi-instigated demoncrats handing out billion-dollar bailouts to big banks to loan smaller banks money to loan unemployed people money enticing them to get into more bankrupting debt than they already have, before they are required by Obamascare law to buy health insurance they already cannot afford?
Does Thommy presume that the rich do not provide minimum-wage jobs for the poor so the poor don't go completely broke?
Both the above broadcast clips were interrupted by commercial breaks in which sexist-feminist inferior-gender females jawed out national news on the hour. Satanic "non-discriminatory" "equal" "rights" is yet mandated by satanic powers who be. Soon, with the abolition of 'Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell' we might have more blatantly-professing homo-"gay" (effeminate) and female homo-effeminate (called with their own special little term of "lesbians") mouthing their warped renditions of "the news" they crave.
Saddened by that, I previously had turned on the TV to dangerously explore what those of the Devil were doing, though I remain remarkably devoid of the presumption that everyone has suddenly turned into fundamentalist orthodox Christians displaying shockingly-changed programming across-the-board on TV. It was not my desire to brown-nose that stuff, but "the prince of the power of the air" (as the Bible puts it) definitely seems to have a monopoly on what is broadcast, particularly on cable TV. That being said, we might agree that TV is not only a great craptrap source of captivating-and-intriguing live-action mopheaded-pornographic entertainment and quasi-vital(?) news information, but even a lurid video friend we have handheld-remote-control power over to safely accept or reject without live-in-person adverse reaction and disasterous consequences.
We should realize that we could positively (rather than negatively or condemnatorily) evaluate all the visual garbage imposed on us (which of course we deliberately impose on ourselves by ourselves).
For example, when we see mopheaded women (indecently-hairstyled with loose long hair) on channel after channel after channel after channel after channel, we could consider that the suddenly-terroristic-visual-attack sexually-harassing sights could be worse: they could instead be pictured completely naked -- exposing their bare soles, the intricies of their anus and vaginal areas, plus fully-bared breasts in plain and even close-up view.
Turning to MSNBC, "Raw-Predator" Dateline starring master-accusator and entrapment-predator-himself "Chris Hansen" could eventually be having his bullyboy security guards and cops pounce on us driving along a lonely rural roadway for merely passing by some unbeknowns-to-us sexcoup farmhouse, within which chauvenistic sexist feminist and their incriminator wimpy-accomplice male patsies in the viewing audience would virtually and gleefully wallow. Like sadistic spiders weaving their scurrilous web of perniciously-perverse sex-talk-entrapment, it's like sodogay popsicles consorting with their alluring-pictured indecently-hairstyled decoy-teen conspirators to chat with homolollipops imposing a "we'll suck yours if you'll suck ours" code-worded dialogue to the general public searching for legitimate youthful romance and relationships on the internet.
One show I find especially irritating is one recurring on EWTN which is identified with the letter "JH" and has the subheading of "Coming Home," in which the nearly-gloating moderator interviews apostate former protestants turned catholic -- "back to mother church" as the cultic put it. Kind of noxious, however, to think that catholic nuns would want to the married to who they presume as "the bride of Christ" with all the lesbian inferences. Especially when cultic catholics contradictorily also elevate "church" "fathers" to Godlike inerrancy, rife and reeking with their pseudo-divinely-inspired papal-bull encyclicals (such as praying to a supposedly-sinless-and-already-bodily-ascended Mary and other dead humans, presuming the existence of second-chance-after-death purgatory, espousing fake-scripture apocryphal plagiarism-against-real-Scripture and sensational tripe they have presumptuously added into canonical Bible books (ever since the cultic-catholic Council of Trent the year Martin Luther died), perpetuating and promoting barefooted and/or mopheaded Latin-flavored icons and statues which probably are quite dissimilar as to how Jewish persons of Scripture actually looked.
I knew there was trouble ahead when one former-protestant infidel told the EWTN "Coming Home" moderator that he had reconsidered his lifestyle outlook by not simply re-reading the Bible but also studying the traditions and the writings of early "church fathers." I thought: "Oh Oh. There's where he went off the track, and when the problems started."
Of course, cultic catholics self-deceptively excuse themselves with a misapplication of the following:
Second Thessalonians 2:15 So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter.
[ NOTE: Any "traditions" necessary for us nowadays should NOT be presumed to be whatever is concocted outside of and/or incongruent with whatever is already written in the Bible we already have the completed canonical Text of ].
But, the cultics of non-Christian and anti-Christian world and tribal religions persist:
Matthew 15:2 (paraphrase) "Why did your ecumenically-Christian church-organist disciple do what is "inappropriate" by going downstairs to simply play the piano (without intending to break it) for an hour (after being commanded by previously-resigned church-matrix Katie to not play the piano, for whatever weird cause she said so) -- he not knowing that a mentally-troubled woman janitor was already there who would falsely accuse him of "intimidation" after which her father-in-law would even falsely accuse him of "stalking" on grounds that the organist merely engaged in non-physical-contact benign chit-chat dialogue with the demonically-challenged woman until she stopped annoying him with the noise of her vacuum cleaner so he could play the piano in peace?"
3 He answered them, "And why do you transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
6 So, for the sake of your tradition, you have made void the word of God.
9 in vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.
Mark 7:3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they wash their hands, observing the tradition of the elders;
4 and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless they purify themselves; and there are many other traditions which they observe, the washing of cups and pots and vessels of bronze.
5 And the Pharisees and the scribes asked Him, "Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with hands defiled?"
7 in vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'
8 You leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men."
9 And he said to them, "You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God, in order to keep your tradition!
13 thus making void the word of God through your tradition which you hand on. And many such things you do."
Galatians 1:14 .....and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers.
[ NOTE: Such despicable "judaism" and "zealousness" pertaining to satanic "traditions" of persecuting, imprisoning, and conspiring to murder Christians certainly was nothing for Saint Paul to boast about! ]
Colossians 2:6 As therefore you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so live in Him,
7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
8 See to it that no one makes a prey of you by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ.
9 For in Him the whole fulness of deity dwells bodily,
10 and you have come to fulness of life in Him, who is The Head of all rule and authority.
13 And you, who were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,
14 having canceled the bond which stood against us with its legal demands; this He set aside, nailing it to the cross.
15 He disarmed the principalities and powers and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in Him.
16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a sabbath.
17 These are only a shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.
18 Let no one disqualify you, insisting on self-abasement and worship of angels, taking his stand on visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind,
19 and not holding fast to The Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.
20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the universe, why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations,
21 "Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch"
22 referring to things which all perish as they are used, according to human precepts and doctrines?
23 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting rigor of devotion and self-abasement and severity to the body, but they are of no value in checking the indulgence of the flesh.
First Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by giving heed to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,
2 through the pretensions of liars whose consciences are seared,
3 who forbid marriage [with their anti-marriage heretic-NIV misrendition against First Corinthians 7:1 and MUCH more!] and enjoin abstinence from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving;
5 for then it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
6 If you put these instructions before the brethren, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the words of the faith and of the good doctrine which you have followed.
11 Command and teach these things.
12 Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love [something certain oak-grove elderhostiles do not exhibit!], in faith, in purity.
13 Till I come, attend to the public reading of scripture, to preaching, to teaching.
14 Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophetic utterance when the council of elders laid their hands upon you.
15 Practice these duties, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.
16 Take heed to yourself and to your teaching; hold to that, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.
But, what's the solution to extricate ourselves from this dilemma?
Romans 16:17 I appeal to you, brethren, to take note of those who create dissensions and difficulties, in opposition to the doctrine which you have been taught; avoid them.
Ephesians 4:14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful wiles.
First Timothy 1:3 As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine...
First Timothy 4:6 If you put these instructions before the brethren, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the words of the faith and of the good doctrine which you have followed.
Titus 1:9 he must hold firm to the sure word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to confute those who contradict it.
Titus 2:1 But as for you, teach what befits sound doctrine.
Second John 1:9 Any one who goes ahead and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God; he who abides in the doctrine has both the Father and the Son.
Second John 1:10 If any one comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into the house or give him any greeting...
Now, don't get me wrong. There is much of the Christian Catholic Church to support and laud, like for example their old-fashioned habits of female modesty for old-order nuns (phenomenally similar to fundamentalist islamic-women modesty), their abhorrence against media porn and abortion-homicide murder (but perhaps to help establish a voting majority?), and other things. They are, however, lamentably fuzzy if not downright wilfully and deplorably ignorant about precise details of non-personal-weird-visions Scripture-revealed eschatology (future prophecy) and young-earth creationism.
Moreover, one "priest" I know of in the metro area hosted by compliant parishioners in a suburban Anglican church declared that the Reformation involving Martin Luther was merely a German nationalistic rebellion against the "authority" of the Italien Pope of Luther's time and had nothing to do with doctrine (to wit, of justification by faith and belief in Jesus Christ apart from questionable and non-reliable works of the cermonial legalistic law). To that "clergyman," the rebellion of wanting Anglicans to worship as cultic cathlolics in the English language rather than exclusively Latin was acceptable. Pick and choose.
Then, there is the case of Sheppardite and patsy elderhostiles making the Holy Triad quite unwelcome in a metro-area church...in criminal violation against their "All Are Welcome" motto on a nearby bus-stop bench. Positively speaking, excluding the musical missionaries from the building could in one sense be beneficial for protecting the shunned and banned missionaries against even worse enemies who could presently or soon be plotting harm against the targeted Christian patriots known to frequent that church building in the past. But a little more info on that could be beneficial, under the circumstances.
Some of the following might be true whereas some of the other might not be applicable:
The Exclusion Letter from the elderhostiles practically cites the following charges against the main-man missionary:
(1) Verbally greeting the church secretary with a friendly "Hello" on his way to the church men's-restroom lavatory constitutes: rape, intimidation, sexual assault, molestation, and stalking.
(2) Asking the church secretary where the men's restroom is located constitutes: making obscene suggestion, being a public nuisance, and insubordinate disrespect against God's-Sacred-House authority in desiring to privately relieve himself.
(3) Entering the men's restroom with some guy already in one of the toilet stalls constitutes: invasion of privacy, intrusion with sexual intent, stalking, and trespassing necessitating imposition of a court-ordered Restraining Order if ever repeated or continued.
(4) Going to the latrine, opening the fly, positioning the penis, and urinating into the latrine constitutes: sodomy, lewd and lascivious conduct, defacing church property and vandalism.
(5) Farting while urinating constitutes noise ordinance violation, violation against EPA-required anti-pollution compliance and disturbing the peace.
(6) Flushing the latrine both before and after urinating constitutes vandalism.
(7) Taking time to apply more than one napkin to dry the hands constitutes loitering, stealing and violation against EPA-required anti-pollution compliance.
(8) Littering by missing the initial toss of the used napkins finally deposited squarely in the the trashcan constitutes: littering.
(9) Not leaving a $5 tip on top of the handtowels dispenser constitutes blasphemous and irreverent selfish ingratitude.
Sometimes, one simply can't win.
But some mindlessly presume that only wartime antisemitic Hitlerian nazis and Leninistic/Stalinistic communists were impolite, rude, insensitive, cruel, godless, wicked, and ruthless!
To wit, Norman is a effeminately-beardless, Hugh-Hefner-lookalike, security-usher senior-warden-like groundskeeper in that church building, whereas the missionary musician (MM) is a bearded and visiting, Christian-sexual-ethics theologian and church organist. Norm (whose wife strangely contracted and died from cancer) has exhibited an unfriendly, loveless, cold and heartless, prejudice against MM, even and especially after MM fruitlessly tried to extend the handshake of friendship. Such not only impoliteness but even rudeness is eerily reminiscent of aforementioned harsh, inhumanly-intolerant, pre-Gorbachev communists and antisemitic nazi malefactors against Jews during the 30s and 40s. So, relating to spinoffs of the nine points stated above concerning innocent incidences, slanderer Norm and complicit elderhostile conspirators have taken an increasing antagonistic path of non-relenting menacing vengeance, which is described by and necessitates the following:
Leviticus 6:1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 If any one sins and commits a breach of faith against the LORD by deceiving his neighbor in a matter of deposit or security, or through robbery, or if he has oppressed his neighbor
3 or has found what was lost and lied about it, swearing falsely--in any of all the things which men do and sin therein,
4 when one has sinned and become guilty, he shall restore what he took by robbery, or what he got by oppression, or the deposit which was committed to him, or the lost thing which he found,
5 or anything about which he has sworn falsely; he shall restore it in full, and shall add a fifth to it, and give it to him to whom it belongs, on the day of his guilt offering.
Leviticus 19:11 You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another.
Deuteronomy 19:15 A single witness shall not prevail against a man for any crime or for any wrong in connection with any offense that he has committed; only on the evidence of two witnesses, or of three witnesses, shall a charge be sustained.
16 If a malicious witness rises against any man to accuse him of wrongdoing,
17 then both parties to the dispute shall appear before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who are in office in those days;
18 the judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely,
19 then you shall do to him as he had meant to do to his brother; so you shall purge the evil from the midst of you.
20 And the rest shall hear, and fear, and shall never again commit any such evil among you.
21 Your eye shall not pity; it shall be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
Joshua 24:19 But Joshua said to the people, You cannot serve the LORD; for he is a holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions or your sins.
Psalm 27:12 Give me not up to the will of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and they breathe out violence.
Proverbs 14:7 Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge.
Proverbs 20:19 He who goes about gossiping reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with one who speaks foolishly.
Ezekiel 13:22 Because you have disheartened the righteous falsely, although I have not disheartened him, and you have encouraged the wicked, that he should not turn from his wicked way to save his life;
Ezekiel 13:23 therefore you shall no more see delusive visions nor practice divination; I will deliver my people out of your hand. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
Matthew 5:11 Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on My account.
Matthew 6:15 but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Matthew 12:7 And if you had known what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless.
Matthew 18:35 So also My heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.
Matthew 23:23:13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you shut the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither enter yourselves, nor allow those who would enter to go in.
Ephesians 5:7 Therefore do not associate with them....
Titus 3:10 As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, Titus 3:11 knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned.
Jude 1:19 It is these who set up divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit.
People need to realize that the total and aggregate human Body of Christ is not completely and always subject to and under the authority of IRS restrictions related to a 501(c)(3) corporation. Those who presume it is are guilty of committing a non-constitutional violation of the separation of state and church.
Indeed, it is the Lord Jesus Christ who saves us, and not vice-versa. Can we brag about redeeming ourselves by ourselves.....us nearly-drowned castaways bobbing on a stormy sea with foaming whitecap waves who not only get a styrofoam lifebuoy mercifully thrown to us from a sympathetically-benevolent giant-oceanliner Captain but even graciously told by the oceanliner Captain to grab it and believe that the styrofoam will float, the tow rope connected to the buoy will not break, and that He intends to reel us up to safety as long as we simply hold on tight? The message of the crucified and risen-back-to-life Son of God is not a difficult gospel to comprehend and understand with humble and penitent child-like (not childish) faith, and furthermore which is - in NO way - a futile nor laughable presumption.