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Last fall, the Family Research Council’s Jerry Boykin spoke at the WallBuilders’ Pro-Family Legislators Conference where he declared that when Jesus comes back, he’ll do so carrying an AR-15 assault rifle.
As Boykin explained once before, Jesus was a tough guy and real “man’s man,” and that is because he is a warrior who will come back covered in the blood of his enemies and carrying an assault rifle … which is why every Bible believing Christian must own one as well.
The Lord is a warrior and in Revelation 19 is says when he comes back, he’s coming back as what? A warrior. A might warrior leading a mighty army, riding a white horse with a blood-stained white robe … I believe that blood on that robe is the blood of his enemies ’cause he’s coming back as a warrior carrying a sword.
And I believe now – I’ve checked this out – I believe that sword he’ll be carrying when he comes back is an AR-15.
Now I want you to think about this: where did the Second Amendment come from? … From the Founding Fathers, it’s in the Constitution. Well, yeah, I know that. But where did the whole concept come from? It came from Jesus when he said to his disciples ‘now, if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.’
I know, everybody says that was a metaphor. IT WAS NOT A METAPHOR! He was saying in building my kingdom, you’re going to have to fight at times. You won’t build my kingdom with a sword, but you’re going to have to defend yourself. And that was the beginning of the Second Amendment, that’s where the whole thing came from. I can’t prove that historically and David [Barton] will counsel me when this is over, but I know that’s where it came from.
And the sword today is an AR-15, so if you don’t have one, go get one. You’re supposed to have one. It’s biblical.
“The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.”
– James Madison, father of the Constitution, 4th President of the United States
Truly, a Great Man!
Allah loves me! This I know,
For the Koran tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak, but He is strong.
Yes, Allah loves me!
Yes, Allah loves me!
Yes, Allah loves me!
The Koran tells me so.
Via: Raw Story
An anti-gay pastor in Sioux City, Iowa is demanding the city remove a newly appointed member of its Human Rights Commission who told him “to burn in hell” three years ago.
Rev. Cary Gordon of Cornerstone World Outreach said in a blog post last week that Scott Raasch sent him “threatening, hateful, anti-religious, slanderous, and amoral” messages on Facebook in 2010.
According to Gordon, Raasch was upset by the campaign to remove three Iowa justices who “ignored the reality that the behavior of sodomy was criminalized under our constitution for nearly 200 years in American history” (just makes the shit up – hey. why not?) by ruling same-sex couples were allowed to marry.
“You are haters and bigots and you will get what’s coming to you sooner or later. I hope you rot in hell,” Raasch wrote in one message. In another message, Raasch said Gordon and his family deserved to burn in hell.
“The sooner the better for our community! Now be a good little bigot and go break some more laws now so you can get more attention for your snake oil show,” he wrote.
Raasch, who is gay, told the Associated Press he was sorry if Gordon and his family felt threatened. He said he was remorseful about the inflammatory remarks.
The Sioux City Human Rights Commission is tasked with investigating complaints of discrimination. Councilmembers Rhonda Capron and Tom Padgett have defended the appointment of Raasch to the commission, while Councilman John Fitch said he was concerned.
“Religion is one of the protected classes,” Fitch explained. “He showed no regard for a pastor or a church and his beliefs.”
Jesus H.! (can I say that?)
These guys are fighting like seven-year-olds – GROW UP!
Via: Raw Story
Creationist Ken Ham on Wednesday insisted that Homo sapiens were not in the same biological family as apes.
In a video uploaded to YouTube, the founder of the Creation Museum in Kentucky responded to an atheist who spoke out against his upcoming speaking engagement at the Texas Homeschool Convention.
During the secular podcast “The n0nes” on Tuesday, Lilandra Nelson said that Ham was demonstrably an ape despite his beliefs to the contrary. She advised him to “look in the mirror” and explained that “wisdom teeth” were evolutionary left-overs.
“It’s sad that so many children today are taught they are just animals, as this atheist believes,” Ham wrote in the description of his YouTube video. “If they are just animals and the Bible’s account of creation is not true, then there is no basis for moral absolutes—everyone could do whatever is right in his own eyes (which is happening more and more today).”
I gotta believe there are a lot of relieved apes out there today.
“God Hates No One.”
Via: living in the ‘Land of Smiles’
Thailand has a population of 60 million, with +95% being Buddhist. I’m guesstimating here, but I believe Chiang Mai might be +/-98% Buddhist.
I love to walk, and I especially love to walk the small streets/alleys (sois) of Chiang Mai.
About a year ago, I was walking down a narrow residential soi, and I passed a small stand; folding table, stool, and a ratty old beach umbrella to keep away either the hot sun and/or the heavy rain.
The young women smiled at me; and said, ‘Sawadi ka’, which is Thai for hello.
I returned the smile, and said, ‘Sawadi krup’.
Over the next week this rountine was repeated each time I walked by, but I didn’t stop because none of the Thai sweets looked very appetizing, to me anyway.
And then one VERY HOT DAY, I saw her stock an Igloo cooler with bottled water.
I thought, yeah, got to get some of that!
She handed me a bottle, but it wasn’t cold; which meant, I had to ‘Pull a Marcel’.
She was obviously a fan of the late Monsieur Marceau, and understood the, “fold my arms and shiver” thingy.
She reached into the cooler, and pulled out a bottle. It wasn’t to her liking, so she reached in again, this time VERY DEEP.
She presented it to me like a sommelier would seek approval for a, ’1985 – Chateau Gruaud-Larose’.
I gestured ‘how much?’, and she held up eight-fingers (a five and three combination).
I gave her a ten-baht coin ($.30), and indicated she should keep the two-baht ($.06).
She didn’t understand that at all, and continued to look for the two-baht change.
I finally held up ten-fingers (a five and five combination), and indicated the ten-baht was for her.
She was VERY SURPRISED; smiled, wai’d me, and said, “khup khun kaaaaaa”!
The routine became a little more sophisticated because she would spot me coming down the soi 20-30 meters away, point to the cooler, and gesture; “Yes? No? What?”
If I indicate NO; as I pass, we simply exchange, “Sawadi kaaaaaa, Khun Jon“; and, “Sawadi krup, Khun Ae”.
If I indicate YES; she selects the coldest of the cold, dries it on her apron, peel of the little plastic doohickey, and opens it for me.
I recognize this as an example of kindness, in its purest form.
Q: So, what does this have to Buddhism?
A: On the concrete block wall behind her stand she has a small, inexpensive statue of Buddha.
And slightly below Buddha, she has a very inexpensive ‘bud vase’ where she places a fresh-cut flower; sometimes red, sometimes yellow, and sometimes white; seven days a week, fifty-two weeks a year.
I believe, it has EVERYTHING to do with her belief in the teachings of Lord Buddha.
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible”
– His Holiness the Dalai Lama; a.k.a. ‘a simple Buddhist monk’
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