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Feb 6, 2012
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I am so angry I could spit.
Love your outlook Mr. Sarnes! Thank you for your book…I'm clinging and I'll fight to the bitter end…If the tree needs watering, I'm there!
I wrote this response to Christians who are saying there is no way President Obama could be a believer in Jesus Christ, since he approves of leaving the decision of abortion up to the individual parent. I thought it connected with this general topic, so I decided to write it here;.
I have 8 beautiful grandchildren whom I adore and value as precious gifts from God. I would never encourage anyone to get an abortion, nor would I ever consider such a thing as being “the right thing to do” let alone a good thing. IT IS CLEARLY EVIL…but as abhorrent as it is to make the choice to kill your own child, there is a dynamic taking place here on a deeper level that most of us have not really thought through or considered in depth;.
First of all, that God has given SO much free will to humanity, one could actually blame God for all the evils in this world…and even go so far as to say God is evil; for allowing a Hitler, a Hussein or other evil dictator to even be born…and then worse…to allow the masses the free will to allow or support such tyrants to come to power and brutally murder thousands or even millions of people. Along with this thought…have we considered that A CHILD BEING RAISED BY A PARENT who could be SO SELFISH and SO EVIL to end their own child’s life in the womb, COULD ACTUALLY BE A WORSE OPTION…or WORSE EVIL? Causing FAR more evil and pain for both the child and the rest of us as this child becomes a selfish and evil adult in the parents image…or even worse than the parent?
Secondly, perhaps you have not considered that God gave each one of us free will to not only kill an unborn child, but kill one another or even kill ourselves (and suffer for the outcome of our choice). The President did not give us this free will…God did. Therefore, the question for the leader of any nation is not; Should we GIVE A PERSON POWER to do this? (But rather) Should we do whatever we can to TAKE THIS POWER AWAY? (Which is like taking the free will away thru a law, when it comes to certain crimes by making it ILLEGAL)? As we all know making abortion ILLEGAL years ago did not stop it from happening behind closed doors, any more than the PROHIBITION or the ILLEGAL drug trade, that has caused untold suffering among millions of our loved ones along with all the violence and brutal murder taking place in Mexico and South America for decades now among the cartels and evil drug lords. Regardless of the fact it is ILLEGAL… it is OUT OF CONTROL and FUELED by selfish people who are “out of control” of their own lives who are buying and using these drugs…in effect SUPPORTING all the murder and carnage going on in the drug trade WORLDWIDE.
This brings me to my next point which is simply that the drug trade is FUELED by people who are EMPTY ON THE INSIDE…people who don’t know the warmth and satisfaction of having the Spirit of the Living God dwelling within their own hearts…which is also the dilemma of the parents who don’t know the Love of God, and likewise have no love for their unborn child and see the responsibility of a child as putting a crimp on their own selfish lifestyle…being SO selfish in fact, to the point of making the decision to kill their own child…fulfilling the scripture in 2Timothy 3:1-4 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. FOR MEN SHALL BE LOVERS OF THEIR OWN SELVES…
We can therefore conclude that the great problems and evils of society (as they always have been) are SPIRITUAL at their core and have their root on a much deeper level within the heart and mind of humanity and MUST BE ADDRESSED AT THIS LEVEL OR WILL NEVER BE RESOLVED.
Like Bill O'Reilly said tonight…"Planned Parenthood does 300,000+ abortions per year and about 1,000 adoptions…Shouldn't those numbers be reversed?" And, Pro-life, it means wanting to save innocent babies…Is that so wrong? It is true…Good v/s Evil and Evil is flailing about! Gives me hope!
Of course there is nothing wrong about wanting to save innocent babies. Especially if the child could be placed in a loving home with a husband and wife who have a normal, healthy relationship. Sounds to me like a far better option than abortion, however I hear there are legal hurdles in the adoption industry that make it extremely difficult…do you know…is that the case?
Michael Basalyga I don't know anything about the adoption industry. I do know our country is in decline and our birthrates are way down…Simplifying the process seems like a smart idea.
Since you insist on your 'war on religion' phrase, Todd, lets examine why that might be. This is the 21st century and yet you and other believers would have America shackled to the mores and rules of pre-1st century dwellers. And said people believed in a magical sky god. I can excuse them for that since they had NO knowledge of modern sciences like biology, cosmology, genetics, evolution, etc. What is your excuse for believing in a creator god though? Its not like this particular god is even worthy of a respect either since he commands murder and condones rape and sexual discrimination. If there is a 'war on religion' its because there are moral people who can think past the 1st century's mythologies.
Richard…The Religious War is being fought daily in America…When the gov't Mandates what the Church will do and say tto their parissioners,…That is shredding our Constitution. My question to you is this…Why do Academics, Athiests and Secular Fundamentalists embrace anything including Islamic Fundamentalism, yet berate a benign Christianity?…
Cathy Gardino – Your question is invalid. I oppose all forms of religious foolishness. Our Constitution is all the stronger without religion on any kind imposed upon it. No real problems have ever been solved by superstition.
Richard Notizia There are no invalid questions…It only shows your narrow view of the world sir.
Good to see someone has sense on here Richard!
Cathy Gardino – It IS invalid because you ASSUMED I give a free pass to other religions and that I only oppose christianity. Narrow view of the world? Ive been around the world. Ive experienced other cultures. I have a good understanding of America,the Earth and life on it, and its tiny insignificant place in the Universe. Can you state the same?
Richard Notizia I can only state this…I have a solid foundation in Christ and I have an excellent understanding of history. Your position is to try to invalidate every other position as you believe you are evolved and somehow a higher being…You have no values except the one you perceive,…POWER! Belief in your own personal power….You believe you are in charge and everyone else must conform….You must be sooo very frustrated when things don't go your way. I can only laugh at your simple rage. Your view in narrow and one sided and extremely personal. I assumed nothing as you stated and you never even came close to an answer to my question…Good luck with your insignificant place in the Universe!
Cathy Gardino – I will let your simple-minded and erroneous statements speak for themselves. Did god give you all that insight into my values and feelings or was it satan lol?
Richard Notizia No dear, it was the liberal play book! lol
I look forward to a day when all men, including politicians can honor the truth when spoken, regardless of whether the one speaking is a perceived enemy or friend. What took place in the Fox video of "why Obama is wading in religious waters" is a tragedy. President Obama not only spoke the truth in quoting the words of Jesus; it was very intelligent of him to make the connection and application to our nations present situation of national debt that is now out of control. On the contrary it was disappointing to see the response of the Republicans. The comment by Orrin Hatch was powerless and meaningless. Obama was simply quoting Jesus, not claiming to be Jesus. If we can’t quote the words of the wise and apply them to our problems today, then such thinking would leave us without access to any of the wisdom spoken from our past, regardless of who it was that spoke. While the gospels ARE concerned about weightier matters, God cares about everyone and everything as it applies to our well being. Our nations financial health certainly qualifies. Furthermore, the suggestion to “keep religion out of it” has no application to this whatsoever. This is about quoting wisdom and truth from an Ancient wise man…be it Jesus, Buddah or Plato who defined evil as “ignorance”. Truth leads us out of ignorance and the many evils caused by it. The world will eventually be led out of the ignorance that exists in religions into the reality of Truth, AS RELIGIONS ARE ILLUSIONS. Jesus was not even sent here to start a religion, but rather establish the Kingdom of God in men’s hearts. In reality there is only God and the Collective human soul which the bible calls the bride of Christ and Jesus was sent to reconcile the two and join us all together as the Children of God, unlike world religions, which have separated men for thousands of years, creating wars and strife seemingly without end. The words of Jesus are spiritual wisdom…not religious. Men create religions. God speaks the Truth. Rick Santorum was right…he did miss that passage or more accurately passages from the bible. Jesus both sanctioned paying fair taxes and went much further in telling the rich young ruler to sell all he had and give to the poor. I am not suggesting giving indiscriminately or supporting a welfare state, but there is nothing that makes sense about people hoarding wealth, especially while others are starving. Luke 16:19-31 and Luke 12:16-21. Mr. Santorum needs to spend more time reading his bible, and our leaders need to care more for the populous and use their God given common sense that tells us all there is no sense in hoarding wealth above what any person needs to be comfortable. Such hoarding is pure selfishness and the very opposite of love, which is the one new commandment Jesus gave us…that we love one another…for God is Love. Also see James 2:15-17.
Michael…"giving indiscriminately or supporting a welfare state"…is exactly what Obama is asking for!…and he is trying to "cloak it" in relegion!…The gov't doesn't need more money! They need to stop their frivilous spending! People will care for their own poor as shown through out American history. Mutual aid societies and churches etc.,…not gov't! Our gov't is borrowing from China to support their "habit"…Our gov't needs to stop!
Cathy Gardino, have you ever picked up a history book? :/ People, when left to their own devices, treat other people horrendously. If anything, HISTORY has proven just how abhorent people can be without laws and regulations. It's a sad proof of your ignorance and naivety to hold such beliefs.
Cathy Gardino; I am not current on US domestic or foreign policy, nor do I pretend to know where all the money is being spent…or wasted (no doubt it has been wasted). Regarding waste (what you call indiscriminate and frivolous) I am also not aware of what policies or programs in particular are failing and would welcome someone who is qualified to educate me, as I have spent very little time following these stories. Yet these are all separate issues from the one I addressed here as my focus is the Truth and Spiritual things, which I see as the foundation of understanding anything and everything that truly matters. My passion is not politics but the Truth, regardless of which political camp it comes from. It is a mistake for either one of the parties not to recognize the Truth when spoken; regardless of who spoke it…this principle is also true regarding Spiritual Truth, whether it is spoken by Jesus or Ghandi or fill in the blank. Truth is Truth. I have also heard a lot of Obama bashing along with his “failed policy” bashing, but have heard few particulars about what has failed or why they failed, and even less REGARDING WHAT NEW POLICIES WOULD BE A SUCCESS in transforming our Nation’s future. It is SO easy to bash the guy in office…AND IN THIS CASE A MAN WHO LARGELY INHERITED ALL THE PROBLEMS FROM PAST ADMINISTRATIONS.
We also need to separate two subjects here; the supply of where capital will come from VS where it will be spent. I don’t pretend to be a genius in financial matters, but even I can understand being we are 15 trillion in debt, we clearly need MORE MONEY TO PAY THIS DEBT OFF (while keeping the nation running) AS IT HAS ALREADY BEEN SPENT. Otherwise please qualify how you can ascertain we don’t need more money? Who has the numbers on the Federal Budget and where it is being spent? If there is waste going on, it would obviously have its source in either incapable or corrupt government officials and/or politicians, so this would be at the core of what needs to be exposed and cut out of the budget.
I was addressing the hoarding of wealth as being ludicrous and even corrupt…a spiritual dilemma that has its source in the greed of the human heart. If $15 trillion of our Nation’s wealth has vanished, then the simple question is…where did it go? The simple answer? Into a minority of peoples bank accounts. In fact I hear the 500 wealthiest Americans have more combined wealth than the 100 million at the bottom. At this point our only hope as a Nation may be that these same 500 Americans see the greater value of possessing Eternal Wealth as in TRUE GODLY VIRTUE…expressed in actually caring for the rest of the populous the way God would. Caring enough in fact to put their heads together, along with their combined wealth and come up with an answer to meet our financial need, even if that means changing the Constitution to do so.
A non-profit Oil Company might be a great start, along with building the proposed gas pipeline from Alaska to Chicago; which I hear would be the largest single construction project in US history, along with another gas pipeline built in Alaska to Valdez where the gas could be shipped overseas to start paying down our debt. Someone is going to have to start thinking outside the box…or we may never get out of it.
Michelle Lamond Yes I have picked up history books Michelle. We were better of when we took care of our own rather than having the gov't do it for us! We do not need the gov't to take care of our healthcare, the feeding and clothing of our people or deciding which companies should prosper and which should fail…As for horrendous behavior, I would think you with your self esteem being so high would do well to remember to kill 11,000,000 people, all you have to do is lie to them.
Michael Basalyga Couldn't agree more with you about truth from our leaders in particular…Character does matter. Remember, redistribution of wealth happened in Nazi Germany, so I wouldn't be so quick to engage in being robinhood for the gov't…
Cathy Gardino; I am not suggesting TAKING the wealth to redistribute it…but in echoing the words of Jesus that Obama quoted; TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN, MUCH IS REQUIRED;
Lay the responsibility squarely on the shoulders of those who now make up the wealthy elite in America (who largely got rich off America) Challenge them, whether it be 500 or more, to use their Collective Intelligence and Combined Power of their enourmous wealth to stand in the gap for our Nation in its time of great crisis to come up with solutions of how we can pay off this enourmous debt. Enourmous Problems require Enourmous Solutions.
Michael Basalyga I like it if it is voluntary,…Like the rich man that stepped up to repair the Oblisk in DC after the quake…I do not like it if it is "mandated by the gov't" who while guiding the wagon, drove it into the ditch! We the People have become far to accepting of a powerlesness that isn't real! We must demand truth and good character from our leaders, not gamesmanship with our Constitution and our freedoms. You notice, Mr. Obama uses himself as an example, but, he has yet to give…Deeds not words sir….An enormous solution could come from a man like you or a woman like me. Much has been given to ALL of us and through our freedom we can unify. What if We the People began a private effort to slash our debt, created by our gov't?…Would you then be willing to have the gov't rein in their indescriminate spending? The Elite will never give freely of their Power/Money. We believers have an infinite source of power…God's power. We can do anything! Simplicity is elegance and I believe there are some very simple answers to these "enormous problems". Don't you?
Yes I do…I've made a real effort to simplify my own writing, taking the advice of Davinci who wrote "Simplicity is the ultimate Sophistication"…so I began writing the "Arrows of Orion"…along with "The Mountains of God" (both on my facebook page)… a new revelation of God the world has never heard, which I beleive has the potential to break down all the walls of religion that have separated both Christians and people of all religious persuasions worldwide and create a unity we have never known before. To put it in its simplest terms…Our problems have their source in our misconception of God. My new revelation of God exalts the NATURE of God which is LOVE.
Didn't mean to end it there…give me a few minutes
A name represents a NATURE which is the SUBSTANCE of the name. If WE THE PEOPLE and our leaders don't exalt the nature of LOVE in our everyday lives in this Nation…God will also not be exalted…for God is Love. In particular the Holy Spirit is Love…She is the Original God who in Her beautiful Humility has largely hidden Herself from the masses…including the masses of Christianity…as She never seeks Her own (ICor.13:5) neither seeks to be worshipped, nor be the greatest…She is Pure Holy Love which all of us as the Bride of Christ across the earth need to see for who She is (The pure in heart shall see God) and emulate Her in our thoughts, words and actions 24/7(which is worship)…how we relate to one another, treat one another…in essence how we LOVE ONE ANOTHER. She exalts Her Son Jesus…in order to exalt a NATURE…the Divine nature of Love seen visibly in Jesus when He refused to fight back to preserve His own life or SELF; for the good of all humanity…teaching us an Eternal lesson of what Real Love looks like. This new Revelation of God takes on even greater perspective when we realize that as Her offspring…the Children of God, WE THE PEOPLE are in fact the 4th dimension of God…so when we love and serve one another, we ARE loving and serving God. Matt 25:40 I also agree with you…with Gods power we can do anything together…Even enlighten America's Wealthy Elite of their own much deeper and much greater wealth of Wisdom and Love that God has planted in the deepest places of their being… to stir their hearts and minds to use their Collective Intelligence, Wisdom and Power to find a solution for our Nation in this…its time of Great Crisis. I am also up for the challenge of altering History, this Nation and the World along with you my friend and everyone who will join us in a private effort to not only eliminate our national debt, but more important enlighten the world with a new Revelation of God whose Nature… WE THE PEOPLE must exalt if we are ever to find oursleves exalted with God above all this selfish corruption that has threatened to destroy the fabric of our Great Nation…the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
The only war regarding religion I can percieve is from religious folks trying to pass legislation based on their personal religious beliefs. There is, or should be, a separation of church and state in this country. You have the religous freedom to practice your religion within the limits of the law (no stoning people or sacrifices allowed), but nobody has the right to impose their own religious beliefs on anybody else. Religion has no place in politics. And if you want to keep your religious freedom, you should feel the same way.
Hi Michelle, Being I am incredibly busy and one who has not followed politics till now, can you please educate me briefly or turn me in the right direction to become informed regarding the religious folks you mention…who are they and what legislation are they trying to pass? Thank you!
The Bill O'Reilly who claims to stop the spin, is now creating spin to protect the power of the Catholic hierarchy; The idea that mandating birth control coverage and making it available to Catholics violates their religious freedom or beliefs is ludicrous. No one is forcing anyone to use birth control; it is simply insurance coverage to make it available should a person choose to use it. Each person still has their individual freedom to choose according to what they believe. Jonathan Morris in representing the Catholic hierarchy in the recent Fox video clip is obviously not concerned about the religious freedom of individual Catholics (who we all know already take birth control with their freedom of conscience before God), Jonathan's concern is about what he defines as the INSTITUTIONS right to religious liberty…in this case the institution of the Catholic hierarchy…who are attempting to translate the "freedom of religion" granted to US citizens…to the "freedom of the Catholic hierarchy” to do all they can to control the people against their own free will…which of course is not liberty, but religious bondage. I would suggest they are more concerned about making more Catholic babies, than the conscience of their followers being violated. We all know God gives abundant free will to everyone to do much more than use birth control, which I clearly addressed in the post below this one. God also gave the pure freedom to priests or any other spiritual leaders to marry, BUT THE HIERARCHY TOOK THAT AWAY TOO. We all know what the abhorrent results of that has been, with the priests turning into homosexuals and molesting boys. The Catholics are SO lost at sea…they are not even in the right Ocean. I Timothy 4:3 & Heb.13:4.
If the Pope and his ignorant Bishops were in the garden of Eden 6,000 years ago, they would have objected to God planting the tree of the knowledge of good and evil there as a violation of their conscience…and had a much bigger problem with the two innocent lovers whom God clothed with nothing but the lovely radiance and Majesty of His own likeness; who were making passionate love and multiplying like God told them to. Gen 1:28 / 3:11 & Heb. 13:4
These shocking links just came to my email reader today. Ann Barnhardt a beautiful chaste Christian virgin teaches on degrading Islamic sexuality It also puts Obama's war on Christianity in a clear light. There are 4 videos. I guarantee after watching the first one you will sit spellbound to watch them all. She is so bold as to give her name and location to any Muslims wishing to kill her. May God Bless her richly.
part 3 requires you to verify your age.
Oh, and by the way, Todd's new book is "finger lickin good".
The Arrows of Orion.
by Michael Christopher.
Only the power of Love can consume within our hearts, the evil love of power.
The children of God cannot coexist with the children of the gods who lust for power.
Relationships always fail when we insist on loving ourselves more than Another.
We are One in the God of all Virtue, when we make His Virtue our own.
Pain teaches and instructs us to be sensitive to one another and our surroundings.
True humility joined to wisdom and love creates holiness deep in our hearts.
Through perfect faith and perfect hope we will all come to know perfect love.
Humility is living in a continual awareness of our complete dependency on God.
The speck in our friends eye, acts as an irritation, to give us a pearl of wisdom.
In His infinite love, God created an infinite universe to keep us all humble.
Funny how the intelligent men who came from a speck of dust cannot create one.
Faith is to entrust our lives into the hands of Someone who knows us best.
True greatness like the greatness of God, excels above all else in serving others.
Our knowledge, understanding and wisdom will only be as perfect as our humility.
God is not a micromanager, except in the hearts of those who love Him so.
We can only love and admire God to the same extent we truly know Him.
To love one another with all of our hearts… truly requires all of our effort and care.
Focus not upon what you don’t possess, but find deep satisfaction in what you do.
The temptation of Eden, as it is today, was to trust the wisdom of God, or not.
True excellence is only found as we seek to excel in loving and serving one another.
We are not set back, but only drawn back… to be catapulted into our Destiny.
Evil wars are only waged by the dark raging evil in the hearts and minds of men.
Wise and intelligent people choose Someone wise and intelligent to lead them.
Pure and clear as the deep blue sea is the beauty of the knowledge of God.
If we must be the first, may we seek to be the first… to love with all of our hearts.
No greater love has any woman or man than they live their life as a living sacrifice.
Forgiveness is the key that opens the door to the vast wealth of the Fathers heart.
The hurts of our past only exist in our imagination…if we insist on recalling them.
Lovely memories are the richly colored sunsets that grace the close of eternal days.
It is the heart that chooses what we behold, its condition that dictates what we see.
The perfect union of a pure heart and mind, creates perfect and pure intelligence.
Nothing is more dangerous than intelligence and power separated from Virtue.
Hearing has the power to transcend dimensions unseen by the eyes of mortal men.
Our present is the fruit of our past, yet its choices hold promise of a better tomorrow.
The gift of forgetfulness is given to those who seek to find rest in the arms of God.
Pure and holy Love can only be found in a pure and holy heart given to God.
Temptation is the weakness of a heart that has yet to be wholly surrendered to God.
True perfection is only found in a heart perfectly surrendered to the Living God.
Intelligence is not something to be admired, unless it is purified in the fires of God.
The fear of death can only be conquered by coming to know and trust in perfect love.
The beauty of silence is found in coming to know the whisper of the still small Voice.
To believe in Eternity will eventually free the mortal soul from the bonds of Time.
If we were never challenged to love one another, our love would never grow deeper.
How can it be we continue to tolerate within ourselves what we despise in others?
The deep loss we sense in separation is the reflection of a love that will never end.
Adversity causes us to immerse ourselves in the depths of Gods sufficiency.
True and eternal peace is having assurance of God’s presence thru conflict.
Humility is the reflection of one being filled with the fullness of God.
Eternal life comes in the knowing and understanding of Divine Virtue.
98% of Catholic women have proved they don’t give a hoot about the “authority” of their Pope and his underlings since they already use birth control. Most of those women are also honest enough to admit they are fine with the new insurance mandate. The rest of those women who claim to oppose the President’s plan are obviously only giving lip service to the hierarchy…knowing of course…lip service is what they love the most.
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