Monday, July 17, 2006

The G.O.P. & The Church






Yesterday in a news report, Yahoo stated that the G.O.P.

was benefiting from the continued growth of the Evangelical
Church in the U.S.A. That's a scary thought for the liberal press
and liberals. No mention was made of the fact that Rev. Jessie
Jackson, Senator Hillary Clinton, and the Democratic uses the
liberal church. Let's see - One is good & one is bad.

The evangelical church believes in the truths that our founding
Fathers would have held dear & heard in their churches:

1) Limited government involvement in our lives.
2) All life is sacred (including babies - Ps 139).
3) Marriage is sacred & should be between one man & one woman.
4) Terrorism is bad & our troops are fighting for a righteous cause.
5) Saddam Hussein & Osama bin Laden are bad & George Bush is good.

9 Comments:

At 7/18/2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Important Election Notice:

Due to the expected high turnout of voters -
especially in the 10 swing states (including
but not limited to Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania),
it is requested that those who wish to vote Republican
cast their ballots on Tuesday, November 2 and those
who wish to vote the Democratic ticket cast their ballots
on Wednesday, November 3. In addition, it is recommended
that the Democratic Voters who follow this important
notice should receive an official holiday with pay
(approved by the United Nations) from work or school
on Tuesday, November 2 and a half day on Wednesday,
November 3 to cast their vote.

That day - Tuesday, November 2, is to be spent in
the "pursuit of happiness" venture of their choice that
occupies the entire and complete day such as fishing,
hunting, shopping, etc. This is your constitutional right
and privilege - so enjoy it! The rewards for those who
plan to vote the Democratic ticket will be outstanding
and you will not be taxed/prosecuted for any bribe/funds
received for your vote from the Democratic Party, Kerry/Edwards
Campaign or George Soros if you follow this procedure
correctly and vote on Wednesday.

Unfortunately, all who vote on Tuesday for either party
MUST report to work/school on Wednesday November
3 at the regular time. Inducement payments mailed within
10 nonworking days automatically because Wednesday
voting will be tracked automatically via official United
Nations & Democratic Party Computer Tracking Services.
Additionally, this approved plan will guarantee that Americans
will be better protected from terrorism and that millions
of American babies (including minority females & all
handicapped) will have the chance to exist.

********************************************

Please forward this notice to those who may not be aware
of this new United Nations benefit. It is up to you to enjoy
your special 1 1/2 days and see that other Democrats enjoy
this official holiday!!! This offer is open to Democratic voters
only due to international & French approved fairness and
anti-discriminatory doctrines.

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1) I am a word of 11 letters.
My 4, 9, 5, is worn on the head.
Ny 10, 9, 1, 11 is a narrow road.
My 11, 2, 3, 4, 5 is a number.
My 8, 6, 7 is a liquor.
My whole is an excellent songster.
What Am I?


2) Name an eight-letter word that has kst in the middle,
in the beginning, and at the end.


3) Around the mill, there is a walk,
After the walk, there is a key.
What Am I?

4) There are four brothers in this world that were all
born together. The first runs and never wearies. The
second eats and is never full. The third drinks and
is always thirsty. The fourth sings a song that is
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Daylight Saving Time change can get real confusing--is it
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This web site helps eliminate those questions. It displays the
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"You know, I love how rich candidates try to talk
about this. Do you notice how these politicians
try to relate to the everyday voter? Like today,
John Kerry was talking to some union workers
about the rising price of gas. And he said it's
so expensive, he had to raise his mainsail all
the way up and tack back and forth to get
back to his summer home in Nantucket."
--Jay Leno








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Q: Why did the UNC student take 16 friends to the movies?
A: Under 17 not admitted!




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At the hardware store where I work in
Chapel Hill, our manager was writing
out a bill when he turned to me and
asked, "Hey, what are these nuts worth?"

A UNC* student looked up and said,
"I thought we were getting seven
bucks and hour?"


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*UNC is the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Specializing in a wide range of degree programs including:
B.A. A.H.F.(Advanced Hamburger Flipping), A.P.E., B.R.C.
(Bar Room Conversations), etc. Institution was founded in 1898
for sons/daughters of local Chapel Still politicians that were
unable to qualify for the more prestigious institutions of higher
learning such as Duke, Wake Forest, and N.C. State.

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Q: Why did the UNC student bake a turkey for 3
and a half days?
A: It said cook it for half an hour per pound,
and she weighed 125.






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CAN YOU TRANSLATE?

1. Scintillate, Scintillate, asteroid exiguous.
2. Members of an avian species of identical
plumage congregate.
3. Surveillance should precede salutations
4. Pulchritude poses possesses solely
coetaneous profundity.
5. It is fruitless to become lachrymose over
precipitately departed lacteal fluid.
6. Freedom from incrustations of grime is
contiguous to rectitude.
7. The stylus is more potent then the claymore.
8. It is fruitless to attempt to indoctrinate a
superannuated canine with innovative maneuvers.
9. Eschew the implement of correction of vitiate
the scion.
10. The temperature of the aqueous content of an
unremittingly ogled saucepan does not does reach 212 F'.
11. All articles that coruscate with resplendence
are not truly auriferous.
12. Where there are visible vapors in ignited
carbonaceous material, there is conflagration.
13. Sorting on the part of mendicants must be interdicted.
14. A plethora of individual with expertise in culinary
techniques vitiate the potable concoctions produced by
steeping certain comestibles.
15. Eleemosynary deeds have their insipience intramurally.
16. Male cadavers are incapable of yielding any testimony.
17. Individuals who make their abode in vitreous edifices
would be advised to refrain from catapulting petrous
projectiles.
18. Neophyte's serendipity.
19. Exclusive dedication to necessitous chores without
interludes of hadonisita diversion renders John a
habatudinous fellow.
20. A revolving lithic conglomerate accumulates no
congaries of a small, green bryophitic plant.
21. A person presenting the ultimate cachination possess
thereby the optimal cachination.
22. Abstention from any aleatory undertakings precludes
a potent potential escalation of lucrative nature.
23. Missiles of ligneous or petrous consistency have the
potential of fracturing my osseous structures but
appellations will eternally name innocuous.

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***TEST YOUR WORD KNOWLEDGE? ***

Match the words in the left-hand column with the correct
definition in the right-hand column. The answer key is
listed at the bottom of this newsletter.


1. luminary A. Added extrinsically
2. panache B. Peevish; cross
3. mordant C. Biting; caustic
4. capacious D. To beg or obtain by begging
5. twizzle E. A very wide mouth
6. rictus F. Dash or flamboyance in manner or style
7. frampoid G. To twirl or twist something vigorously
8. epigone H. An inferior imitator
9. adventitious I. Any body that gives light
10. cadge J. Having capacity

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Choose the word that best completes the meaning of the
sentence. The answers are listed at the bottom of this
newspaper - but no cheating!

1. Reginald was as clever as he was unscrupulous, and he
knew what he could not obtain by legitimate means he could
always obtain through ______.

a. chicanery
b. burlesque
c. nihilism
d. strife
e. theology

2. The visiting professor was so ______ in his field that
many of our faculty members became nervous in his presence.

a. antithetical
b. archetypal
c. eminent
d. plebeian
e. pathological

3. The orator ______ a bizarre economic program whose
central tenet was the abolition of all forms of money.

a. scintillated
b. espoused
c. vacillated
d. emulated
e. inundated

4. "Kicking the bucket" is a humorous ______ for "dying."

a. dictum
b. stipulation
c. incantation
d. conjecture
e. euphemism

5. The actor, pretending to be inebriated, made a(n) ______
attempt to open his umbrella in a telephone booth.

a. viable
b. enigmatic
c. farcical
d. cognitive
e. aphoristic








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Dear Howdy,

Poor John Kerry:
He throws away someone else's medals.
He drives someone else's SUV.
He marries someone else's wife.
and he inherits someone else's money.

. . . . I think we should all vote for him to
go be president of someone else's country.

G.G.

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Howdy,

Thanks for the warning on the Fahrenheit 9/11 article...

Your faithful readers trust you and your offerings...that
blesses you with a certain position of distinction and
respect...with work, easy to gain...without concern,
easy to lose...and more difficult to regain...

Jesus knows your heart and, I believe, so do I...
and so do your devoted readers...

After all, this newsletter has the most intelligent, kind,
caring, compassionate, thoughtful, and best looking
readers...of all the newsletters tested in an independent
study... :-)

God bless you,
P

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Dear Howdy,

I'm thinking of using some of your old Word Knowledge
test as vocabulary quizzes! Recently we ran an assessment
and everybody needs to work on spelling. They blame it on
instant messaging!

Blessings,
Laura (NY High School Teacher)

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Dear Howdy,

John Kerry makes me weak in the ankles — and now it's personal, not
business.

In the next few days, there will be a person reporting for duty in Iraq. His
name is Army Capt. Peter J. Dunleavy.

Capt. Peter J. Dunleavy is not one ounce more special than the guys and
gals he will go to Iraq with — no more special than the thousands of the
brave boys and girls who have gone before him, and those who will certainly
go after him.

He is, of course, special to his wife, Debbie, his mother, Gloria, his
brother, Sean, Sean's girlfriend, Laura — and his friends in the sports
bars who cheer for the Giants.

He is special to me, as are all the thousands of boys and girls who serve
this country, because he looks at fear as a headache and duty as the
ultimate.

And yet, John Kerry makes it look like those guys and gals are just
victims — wrong war, wrong time, wrong place.

How dare he say that to our brave boys and girls? How dare he whisper
it — let alone shout it to the whole world?

Steve Dunleavy

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Dear Howdy,

The next time you feel like GOD can't use you, just remember...

Noah was a drunk
Abraham was too old
Isaac was a daydreamer
Jacob was a liar
Leah was ugly
Joseph was abused
Moses had a stuttering problem
Gideon was afraid
Sampson had long hair and was a womanizer
Rahab was a prostitute
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
David had an affair and was a murderer
Elijah was suicidal
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
Naomi was a widow
Job went bankrupt
John the Baptist ate bugs
Peter denied Christ
The Disciples fell asleep while praying
Martha worried about everything
The Samarian woman was divorced, more than once
Zaccheus was too small
Paul was too religious
Timothy had an ulcer...AND
Lazarus was dead!

No more excuses now!!

God can use you to your full potential. Besides you aren't the message,
you are just the messenger.

Brenda

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Hi Howdy,

Scientists are now saying that obesity can be caused
by viruses. I guess you have to eat a LOT of them!

Gregg S.

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Dear Howdy,
One person can make a difference. That one person is you!

Do you want your family and neighbors to know more about

Senator John Edwards' history of suing doctors?

Watch this video now!

http://www.saveamericanmedicine.com/

N.M.

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Dear Howdy,

I want to talk about me...

Toby K.



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Dear Howdy,

There’s just a few days to go before the presidential election and I was
thinking about what I had learned from John Kerry.

Senator Kerry has informed me that anything that has gone wrong in the last
four years is the fault of President Bush. Although the unemployment rate is
lower than it was under President Clinton, Kerry claims there has been a net
loss of jobs in the country. To Senator Kerry, this is obviously George Bush’s
fault. Let’s not blame the terrorists that attacked the country, nearly
destroyed the airline industry, and sent the stock market reeling. No,
George W. Bush is responsible for everything.

So far, Senator Kerry has blamed George W. Bush for the shortage of flu
vaccines, the failure of Ariel Sharon and Yasser Arafat to make peace in the
Middle East, the inaccurate CIA intelligence about Iraq, the North Koreans
not living up to their treaty obligations about nuclear weapons, and a host
of other problems. Before too long, Senator Kerry will probably be finding
fault with President Bush for the multiple hurricanes in Florida and for Mt.
St. Helens’ recent rumblings.

Michael R.

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Dear Howdy,

When I was a kid I said to my father one afternoon, "Daddy,
will you take me to the zoo?" He said, "If the zoo wants
you, let them come and get you."

Jerry L.

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Dear Howdy,

My Favorite from today's Newspaper is
CHUCK COLSON'S COMMENTARY
on Embryo Disposal! What a WONDERFUL,
IMPORTANT message to this mixed up,
messed up world!

Second would be the information about the
ELECTIONS! ANOTHER MESSAGE
THIS WORLD NEEDS!

I always like the cartoons....and graphics....
jill


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Dear Howdy,

Don't be cruel...

E.P.



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Dear Howdy,

Howdy, you are
going to like this.



Brenda S.

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Howdy,

In Florida there are already voting problems. They started
early voting there. Many senior citizen Democrats are complaining
about problems at the polls. Apparently they are pulling the
lever and no quarters are coming out.

Conan O.

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Dear Howdy,

My new dress. Do you like it? It's from my favorite designer,
Onsale.

Rita R.

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Dear Howdy,

I think you should include the following link for the final undecided
voters. Interesting how Kerry can even argue with himself.
Rob www.scaryjohnkerry.com/flipflop.htm

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Dear Howdy,

I have my changed my system for labeling homemade freezer
meals. I used to carefully note in large clear letters,
"Meatloaf" or "Pot Roast" or "Steak and Vegetables or
"Chicken and Dumplings" or "Beef Pot Pie."

However, I used to get frustrated when I asked my husband
what he wanted for dinner because he never asked for any
of those things. So, I decided to stock the freezer with
what he really likes.

If you look in my freezer now you'll see a whole new set of
labels. You'll find dinners with neat little tags that say:
"Whatever," "Anything," "I Don't Know," "I Don't Care,"
"Something Good," or "Food." My frustration is now reduced
because no matter what my husband replies when I ask him
what he wants for dinner, I know that it is there waiting.

Patti H.

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Dear Howdy,

I need some technical advice.

Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and
noticed a slowdown in the performance of the flower and
jewelry applications that had operated flawlessly under the
Boyfriend 5.0 system.

In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable
programs, such as Romance 9.9, and installed undesirable
programs such as NFL 7.4, NBA 3.2 and NHL 4.1.

Conversation 8.0 also no longer runs, and Housecleaning
2.6 simply crashes the system.

I've tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems,
but to no avail.

What can I do?

Signed,
Desperate

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Dear Desperate,

Try running Apple Pie 3.4
along with Remote 24 Hr. Control 4.4:O)...

Howdy

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Hello Howdy,

We voted today. Also, this web page has Zell Miller
speeches and others. http://xrl.us/dnei

Love,
N&K






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I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was
rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig
to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer inwaht
oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the
frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl
mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae
the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod
as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas thought slpeling
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Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls
around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that
your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same
kind of sufferings.

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My friend Tom has a taste for some of the beautiful things in life
like great food for example. In face, he's a wonderful chef. I think I'm
still wearing some of his culinary creations on my body. Tom also really
appreciates nature, including plants. Actually, I've been fascinated to hear
him tell of some of the incredible creations of God that live in that world
of plants and flowers that I don't know much about. The last time we saw
him, he told us about a flower called the Night Blooming Cyrus, which he
said he's only seen bloom once. That's because they don't do much when
folks are awake. In fact, they only bloom for two hours a day, and that's
from midnight till 2:00 A.M. But for those who stay up late or set their alarm,
there's the splendor of a richly colored flower that measures about six
inches in bloom. It's beautiful late at night.

Our word for today from the Word of God comes from 2 Corinthians
12. 2 Corinthians in many ways is Paul's most personal letter. He struggles
with this chronic physical ailment here in chapter 12 that had really
brought a dark cloud over his life. Listen to what he says in verses 8 and
9, for example. He says, "Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it
away from me.' But He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my
power is made perfect in weakness.'" Paul says, "Therefore, I will boast all
the more gladly about my weaknesses." Look at this. First, he's pleading
for it to go away, now he's grateful he's got it. His suffering has been a dark
night in his life, but something happened in his night. He says, "So that
Christ's power may rest on me." Then in verse 10, he says, "That is why,
for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in
persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."

He's learned something about life's hard times. They can birth a
beauty that could never come out if it were day. How? Your dark time
strips you of a lot of the self stuff: self-reliance, self-confidence, self-promoting.
And as life careens more and more out of your control, you begin to melt
before God. You're no longer standing before Him in some kind of partner-
ship. You are melted on your knees before Him with nothing to contribute
to the answer, and there in that season of forced dependency and humility
something unexpected happens. You feel the powerful hands of Jesus
picking you up, carrying you, and you experience Jesus loving you in ways
you never felt when things were good. And as you face the unimaginable with
His strength taking over, you taste the power of God as you never could when
the power of you was working.

There's a new beauty in Him that comes only through the night. Your
pain has given you a new tenderness and a new compassion. You have a deep
peace that is known only by those who have walked through the valley with
Jesus. And there is this unexplainable radiance of one who has been tapping
into the central power of God to make it through each new day.

It may be that you've been going through all of your valleys pretty
much alone. There's one who wants to walk through every valley with you,
if you have a personal relationship with Him. It took His death on the cross
to remove the sin wall that keeps you from that relationship. It may be you
don't want to go through one more valley without the one who loves you most.
Why don't you tell Him "I'm yours" today? Then let me know that you want
that relationship and I'll send you my booklet about it called Yours For
Life.

Like that flower my friend told me about, you could suddenly develop
midnight beauty - the kind that only comes when it's dark.
Ron Hutchcraft



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A steam locomotive passing through Poland one night was
running low on coal. The engineer said to his fireman,
"We're coming to a town, let's stop and send the porter
out to get more coal. Can you see the name of the town on
the depot sign?"

The fireman replied, "It appears to be Danzig in the dark."

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Speeding Up and Slowing Down Time
http://playingwithtime.org/ - This is a fun site sponsored by the
Science Museum of Minnesota. Watch slow motion video clips
of things that normally appear very quickly, i.e. a cat lapping milk,
the blink of an eye, a jackhammer in action, glass breaking,
a water balloon being dropped, and a fire cracker exploding.
You'll also find speeded up versions of things that normally
take place over a long period of time, i.e. crawling snails,
making an ice sculpture, moving shadows, constructing
a building, and the aging process of a person. It's a fun
site for both adults and kids. (Tks Phil)

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Howdy says: "FORWARD TO FRIENDS & YOUR MAMA!"
First Published In Last Century - July 26,1997
Thought For The OPEN Mind - Humor From American Culture

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Researchers said Wednesday that birds sleep with one eye
open and half of their brain awake. The only other living
thing known to do this is the Government Employee.






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I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in
order that you may know the hope to which He has called you,
the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints.

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What's the meaning of this???

YE OLDE ENGLISH SAYINGS

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TRIVIA:

The 1955 James Dean-Natalie Wood classic, Rebel Without
A Cause, was banned in Britain and Spain upon its release,
for fear that young people would become violent after seeing
the film. (Recent studies have proved these countries correct.)

***

Rats can swim for a 1/2 mile without resting, and they can
tread water for 3 days straight. (So vote early.)

***

The Beatles' first Number 1 hit song was the 1964 "Love Me Do."
(That was before they got mad at each other & split.)

???

New York City

There are more people in New York City (7,895,563) than
there are in the states of Alaska, Vermont, Wyoming, South
Dakota, New Hampshire, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Hawaii, Delaware,
and New Mexico combined. (Who's smarter here???)

***

Baseball Hall of Fame

The first inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame
in 1936 were Ty Cobb (center field), Walter Johnson (pitcher),
Christy Mathewson (pitcher), Babe Ruth (right field), and Honus
Wagner (short stop). They were selected by the Baseball Writers'
Association of America. (And they did it it w/o performance
enhancement drugs.)

***

Encyclopedia

The "Yongle dadian," an encyclopedia of the Chinese Ming
dynasty, had 22,937 chapters in 10,000 volumes. Over 2,000
Chinese scholars worked on the book for 5 years before it
was finished.

(Howdy's $.02 Worth)




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Three old UNC grads are out walking.
First one says, "Windy, isn't it?"
Second one says, "No, its Thursday!"
Third one says, "So am I. Let's go get a root beer."
(Tks: Beryle G Sweet)







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There is a good chance that no matter what Kerry says or does
in the final two weeks of this election - he will lose. And he may
well take much of the Democrats' remaining control of government
down with him. After all, Putin wants Bush, while Arafat prefers
Kerry — and that is all we need to know.

But besides the obvious concerns of national security and Kerry's
own failure in any honest fashion to offer a coherent and principled
alternative course of action to defeat the terrorists, there are more
subtle, insidious factors at play that will, I think, preclude his election.

MORE: http://xrl.us/dm4g









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In 1796 the US Supreme Court issued this ruling, "By our form
of government, the Christian religion is the established religion,
and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed on
equal footing." Some 57 years later, after Congress was
petitioned to separate Christian principles from government,
in 1853 the House Judiciary Committee issued their formal
report, including these words: "In this age there is no substitute
for Christianity. This was the religion of the founders of the republic,
and they expected it to be the religion of their dependents. The
great vital, conservative elements in our system is the belief of
our people in the pure doctrines and divine truths of the gospel
of Jesus Christ." - - - Dr. Gerald Beavan







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A UNC student was speeding down the road in her little red sports car
and was pulled over by a female police officer for the City of Chapel Hill*,
who was a UNC grad.

The cop asked to see the student's driver's license. She dug through her
purse and was getting progressively more agitated. "What does it look
like?" she finally asked. The policewoman replied, "It's square and it
has your picture on it." The driver finally found a square mirror,
looked at it and handed it to the policewoman. "Here it is," she said.
The officer looked at the mirror, then handed it back saying,
"Okay, you can go. I didn't realize you were a cop. (Tks: Shirl)

* http://www.ci.chapel-hill.nc.us/






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The Khmer Rouge followed a harsh brand of communism, killing nearly two
million people in their bid to return Cambodia to Year Zero. Now they have a
new faith: evangelical Christianity.

Hundreds of former fighters have been baptised in the past year. The Khmer
Rouge's mountain stronghold, the town of Pailin in south-west Cambodia, has
four churches, all with pastors and growing congregations. At least 2,000 of
those who followed Pol Pot, the guerrillas' former leader who died six years
ago, now worship Jesus.

Many new converts were involved in the bloody battles, massacres and forced
labour programmes that led to the Killing Fields. Between 1975 and 1979 the
Khmer Rouge sought to eradicate religion, ripping down the country's biggest
cathedral, killing Muslim clerics and turning Buddhist temples into
pigsties.

According to one pastor, 70 per cent of the converts in Pailin are Khmer
Rouge. For many, it offers a hope of salvation. 'When I was a soldier I did
bad things. I don't know how many we killed. We were following orders and
thought it was the right thing to do,' said Thao Tanh, 52. 'I read the Bible
and I know it will free me from the weight of the sins I have committed.'
http://xrl.us/dnws







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A cowboy lost his favorite book while he was mending
fences out on the range.

The next morning a cow walked up carrying the book
in it's mouth. The cowboy couldn't believe his eyes!

He took the book out of the cow's mouth & exclaimed,
"It's a miracle!"

"Not really...." said the cow. "Your name was written
inside the cover."






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News Flashes just in for the year 2035:

Ozone created by electric cars now killing millions in seventh
largest country in the world, California.

White minorities still trying to have English recognized as
California's third language.

Spotted Owl plague threatens northwestern United States
crops and livestock.

Baby conceived naturally . . . Scientists stumped.

Couple petitions court to reinstate heterosexual mariage.
(Tks: Jerry)






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John Kerry & his Catholicism:
http://xrl.us/dnwv





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When my wife and I went up to New England a couple of
years ago we decided to stay in one of those quaint little inns.
The clerk at the inn asked me if we wanted a room with a
shower or a tub.

"What's the difference?" I asked.

"Well, sir, in a tub, you can sit down."








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Ode to Autumn


Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
To bend with apples the mossed cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o'er-brimmed their clammy cells.

Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reaped furrow sound asleep,
Drowsed with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers;
And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
Steady thy laden head across a brook;
Or by a cider-press, with patient look,
Thou watchest the last oozings, hours by hours.

Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,---
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir, the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft,
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.
John Keats








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The sanctity of life and the sanctity of marriage...

A candidate is either committed to protecting human life from conception
to natural death, or he is not. He is either prepared to defend the traditional
family, or he is not. What's more, with these issues, it's easier to look
beyond the rhetoric. Their voting records -- their records in office --
tell us what they think in a way that isn't true about many of these other
issues. http://xrl.us/dn5z

(John Kerry prefers taking the lives of unborn minority females and is not
for traditional marriage taught in the Bible. This is a no-brainer for those
Americans with values...)






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The Price of a Runner's High:
Listen: http://xrl.us/dn54



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The alternative to (Kerry, Gore, Kennedy, Clintons, Reeve & Michael J. Fox's)
worldview is not a compassionate society that excludes "only" tiny embryos;
it's a society that lacks compassion in which protection and inclusion are based
on power and one's ability to make a contribution. It's a utilitarianism that seeks
to promote the greatest good for the greatest number and in the process will be
willing to sacrifice the weak and the vulnerable. And that is an age-old dilemma.

The irony is that this ethic leaves little, if any, room for people like the
late Christopher Reeve. On a strictly utilitarian basis, the resources devoted
to caring for the severely injured could be "better expended" on those with
prospects for a full recovery. But, of course, we don't believe that.

The fact that we don't operate that way is a testimony to what Christianity
taught our culture about the sanctity of human life. And if we continue to value
and protect the vulnerable, it will be because millions of Christians keep hope
alive by remembering what matters most: human life. http://xrl.us/dom6 http://xrl.us/dono





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Why The World HATES "W":
http://xrl.us/done


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Supper Time


Tired from all her
Willing work of spring
And summer's long and
Listful nurturing,
God's green Earth sees fall
As supper time,
Where upon fall's harvest
She will dine
Just before her sleep
In winter's breast,
Where after supper, finally,
She will rest.

Hilda Sanderson






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A termite walks into the bar and says,
"Excuse me, is the bar tender here?"


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When a book titled Life Together landed on my desk years ago, I was
skeptical. The subtitle promised "a discussion of Christian fellowship."
Wary of Christian culture and often preferring to remain on the fringes
of group life, I saw fellowship as a means of shutting oneself off in
stagnant, self-affirming circles. I was weary of feel-good religion;
I was also bothered by the charade of unity carried on in pluralistic
crowds. But the book was given to me, and the giver was insistent
that its author, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, was a man I had to meet.

Life Together was written in the thick of a mounting Nazi regime, during
Bonhoeffer's unique experience with 25 vicars in an underground seminary.
It took me only a few pages to realize that he was speaking with weighted
words on a topic I had unfairly deemed "fluffy" and suspicious. Almost
immediately I was convicted of the skepticism that kept me on the
outskirts of Christian community, clutching an impaired image of the
Christianity I professed. "Christianity," Bonhoeffer announced in the
first few pages, "means community through Jesus Christ, and in Jesus
Christ."

In the community of believers we are encouraged and admonished, uplifted
and stretched (some of the reasons I suspect many of us try to avoid it).
As the priests called out to the crowds in the book of Nehemiah, we are
called to attention, called to remember together the one who unites us:
"Stand up and praise the LORD your God, who is from everlasting to
everlasting" (9:5). In community we are repeatedly shown that Christ
has called us to die to ourselves and live in him.

Bonhoeffer reminds the cynical not to overlook the opportunity of
Christian fellowship. "It is not simply to be taken for granted that the
Christian has the privilege of living among other Christians. Jesus
Christ lived in the midst of his enemies. At the end all his disciples
deserted him. On the cross he was utterly alone." Being in the
presence of other believers is indeed a hopeful gift. In the Garden of
Gethsemane, Jesus repeatedly cried out to his disciples that they stay
awake and keep watch with him. While in prison, the apostle Paul called
for Timothy, his "true child in the faith", to come visit.

Our fellowship is important not in and of itself, but in and of the God we
profess. We don't want to avoid being a part of a believing community, but
neither do we want to make it an end instead of a means. Christ's call to
the disciples was a call to community even as it was a call to a common
vision to reach the world with the reality of God's love. Before going to
the Cross, he asked the Father, "that they may be one even as we are one…
so that the world may know that you sent me." Surrounded by an
unbelieving world, our collective praise is a compelling testimony of his
presence to a world He longs to reach.

Notably, even as Bonhoeffer recognized the privilege of living with fellow
Christians, he chose to live in the midst of enemies also. Given the
opportunity to move outside of Nazi Germany, he declined.

As God's people we remain scattered throughout the nations, but held
together in Jesus Christ. Even as God places people around us that we can
learn from and grow with, the reach of a believing community goes beyond
physical presence. Hearing a song written by Fernando Ortega recently,
"Take heart, my friend, the Lord is able," I was stirred by the words God
knew I needed to hear, and moved to praise Him. We are united in Christ,
members of a community beyond our imagination because of the one to whom
we collectively bow. We can be encouraged by the believer beside us or
the person we don't know, and heartened at the thought of the one who
knows us both. A thousand voices tuned to the same instrument are
automatically in tune with each other. Take heart, He is among us as we
sing.

"For where two or three are gathered in my name," said Christ, "there am I
among them" (Matthew 18:20). Jill Carattini

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He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His
good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ, to be put into
effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment - to
bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one
head, even Christ. --Ephesians 1:9-10


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Where is the peace and joy, where is the demolition of my wrong desires,
where is the increase of wealth and security, where is the fulfilled
promises of Christianity?"

I must admit that this has been a too often heard question not easily
answered. Talking with my colleague, Stuart McAllister, he told me this
is probably the most common question he hears today across Europe.
Disillusionment is a growing theme in our churches. In fact,
disillusionment has led many to leave the church. It was G.K. Chesterton
who said, "The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It
has been found difficult; and left untried." (1) However, many come to
Christianity, thinking they have found the ideal treasures that it offers,
and have walked away.

May I suggest that the question is improperly phrased. This isn't so much
a problem with Christianity, but often a problem of a misconception of what
Christ promises. This often comes at the fault of the listener. But
often, too, the messenger is not guiltless.

Michael Shermer is an example of one who has tasted and walked away. He
is publisher of Skeptic Magazine and was recently seen on the PBS special
"The Question of God." The day after the broadcast, he participated in an
online discussion where he was asked of his "faith background." He
answered, "I became an evangelical born-again Christian in 1971 and became
an agnostic in 1977. I attended Pepperdine University to major in theology,
but switched to psychology and there discovered science. By the time I
graduated from a graduate program in experimental psychology I had
abandoned religion." (2)

Personally, I believe Dr. Shermer has a misunderstanding of the philosophy
of science which skews his view. But regardless of his view, Dr. Shermer
still came to Christianity and found it undesirable after a short six
years.

Why is this the case? I do not know Dr. Shermer's personal life, but I
have heard testimonies of many who have taken a similar pathway. It is
usually marked with pain that may wear many faces: pain suffered by
personal tragedy, felt through the death of a loved one, experienced
through the abuses of others, or held in the angst of unanswered
intellectual questions. Whatever faces pain may wear, the justification
for leaving Christ's pathway is taken.

As believers, we want to be sure that we have the message of Christ
clearly understood. He was no alien to pain, nor did he promise that his
followers would be free from it. He knew that freedom was found in
him—and him alone—but only after one follows him shouldering a cross. He
knew that moral character was available to all, but only applied to those
who allow the heart to be probed by the Holy Spirit. He knew that
suffering was inevitable, but that those who possess his life will live
beyond the grave—and will be given strength and grace in this life to
overcome.

I can imagine Paul having a conversation with a skeptic who had left the
church.

Paul: Why are you leaving?

Skeptic: Because the promises I heard were not delivered to me.

Paul: What promises are those?

Skeptic: That I would have peace and comfort. But I don't. I lost my
father, I'm sorting through financial ruin, and I'm struggling with the
same sin I had before I came to Christ.

Paul: It sounds like you are in the right place to grow.

Skeptic: What do you mean?

Paul: Losing a father is never easy. Nor is losing a whole family, which
is what I faced in following Christ. Christ never said it would be easy,
but he did say he would be with us all the way. As to your financial
ruin, I can relate. I traveled many places, practically penniless, and
had to learn the hard lesson of contentment. Believe me, I know it's a
hard lesson. It isn't learned overnight, but Christ promises to provide
our essentials until our earthly timetable is up. Stick to your obedience
and walk in wisdom. But the sin issue takes even harder work. Your will
and mine need constant upkeep and discipline. The Holy Spirit will help
us, but we must cooperate. Take the sins in your life, one at a time, and
figure out a strategy to begin changing your beliefs and shaping your
desires in those areas. It works in time, but we mustn't make excuses.

Skeptic: And what if it doesn't work?

Paul: I've seen it work. And, besides, what do you have to lose? Your
father cannot return, your financial troubles will still with you, and in
your character struggles, you will be powerless without Christ. It sounds
better to me to suffer with one who has suffered for us, than to suffer
alone. Besides, he does much more than merely meet us in suffering. But
you must journey a little longer to walk into those answers.

You see, the problem with Christianity is not a problem at all. We, as
messengers, must be responsible not to project upon Christ a mindless
faith filled with promises of certain success, physical well-being, or
perpetual happy feelings that he never intended. That kind of message
often makes immediate converts, but it also makes inevitable casualties.
Christianity isn't a club to join, but a life to walk in. Real life. His
life. And as we are promised through the apostle Paul, "Christ Jesus, who
died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God
and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of
Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness
or danger or sword? […] No, in all these things we are more than
conquerors through him who loved us" (Romans 8:34b-35, 37).
Dale Fincher


(1) G.K. Chesterton, "What's Wrong with the World?", (Dodd, Mead and
Company, 1910. Reprinted, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1994), 37.

(2) "PBS: The Question of God" discussion transcript, September 16, 2004.
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The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were
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Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life."



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"Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider
well the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ
which is eternal life (John 17:3)."

- - - The Laws and Statutes of Harvard College in 1643


"All scholars shall live religious, godly, and blameless lives according
to the rules of God's Word, diligently reading the Holy Scriptures, the
fountain of light and truth; and constantly attend upon all the duties
of religion, both in public and secret."

- - - Two central requirements in Yale College 1745 charter




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Top Ten Campus Rarities

1. A prayer vigil, even a nondenominational one.
2. A rally to support U. S. troops.
3. ROTC.
4. A professor going off on a tangent about “Great Republicans”
5. A professor going off on a tangent about Capitalism’s benefits.
6. Catholic theology professors giving 20 credit points for viewing
The Passion.
7. A class on Middle East Studies that examines the victims of terrorism.
8. A Cold War History class that tallies up the number of people killed by
communist governments and the number of active agents employed by
those same dictatorships, particularly in the United States.
9. An American flag.
10. An Israeli flag.

If you spot any of these phenomenas on your campus, please let us know.
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Yahoo!

The word was invented by Jonathan Swift and used in his book 'Gulliver's
Travels'. It represents a person who is repulsive in appearance and
action and is barely human. Yahoo! Founders Jerry Yang and David Filo
selected the name because they considered themselves yahoos.







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http://attacked911.tripod.com/
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A paramedic was asked on a local TV talk-show program:

"What was your most unusual and challenging 911 call?"

"Recently we got a call from a John Kerry Rally," the paramedic
said. "A frantic volunteer was very concerned that during the
speech an elderly man passed out in a pew and appeared
to be dead. The volunteer could find no pulse and there was
no noticeable breathing."

"What was so unusual and demanding about this particular
call?" the interviewer asked.

"Well," the paramedic said, "we carried out 12 guys before
we found the one who was dead."







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"Fahrenheit 9/11"
(WARNING: Viewing may be too graphic for some viewers.)

http://humaneventsonline.com.edgesuite.net/celsius411.html




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A big city North Carolina lawyer went duck hunting in rural Texas.
He shot and dropped a bird, but it fell into a farmer's field on the
other side of a fence. As the lawyer climbed over the fence, an
elderly farmer drove up on his tractor and asked him what he was
doing.

The litigator responded, "I shot a duck and it fell in this field,
and now I'm going into retrieve it."

The old farmer replied. "This is my property, and you are not
coming over here."

The indignant lawyer said, "I am the best trial attorneys in
the U.S. and the next Vice President, if you don't let me get
that duck, I'll sue you and take everything you own."

The old farmer smiled and said, "Apparently, you don't know how
we do things in Texas. We settle small disagreements like this
with the Texas Three Kick Rule."

The lawyer asked, "What is the Texas Three Kick Rule?"

The farmer replied, "Well, first I kick you three times and then
you kick me three times, and so on, back and forth, until someone
gives up."

The attorney fixed his hair with his wife's compact* then quickly
thought about the proposed contest and decided that he could
easily take the old codger. He agreed to abide by the local custom.

The old farmer slowly climbed down from the tractor and walked
up to the city feller. His first kick planted the toe of his heavy
work boot into the lawyer's shin and dropped him to his knees.
His second kick landed square on the man's nose. The barrister
was flat on his belly when the farmer's third kick to a kidney nearly
caused him to give up.

The lawyer summoned every bit of his will and managed to get
to his feet and said, "Okay, you old coot, now it's my turn!"

The old farmer smiled and said, "Naw, I give up. You can have
the duck." *http://xrl.us/dkcs







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One day, a housework-challenged husband decided
to wash his sweatshirt.

Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room,
he shouted to his wife, "What setting do I use on
the washing machine?"

"It depends," she replied. "What does it say on your shirt?"

He yelled back, "UNC."








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Who is Jesus?
http://www.ccci.org/wij/

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-- Mickey Mantle* -

Born: October 20, 1931

Baseball player. Nicknamed "The Mick," switch-hitting Mickey
Mantle went on to win four home-run championships, a Triple
Crown, and three most valuable player awards during his 18-
year career with the New York Yankees. The New York Yankees
won the American League pennant and World Series during each
of Mantle's first three seasons, from 1951 to 1953. Mantle's
talents led the Yankees as they dominated the American League
throughout the late 1950s. They won the pennant each year
from 1955 to 1958, taking the World Series in 1956 and 1958.
Mantle captured the home run title again in 1960 with 40
round-trippers, and he led the competition for the title
again in 1961 - the most dramatic home run season in the
history of the game. Mantle left the Yankees with many great
achievements. In addition to hitting 536 lifetime home runs,
he led the American League in homers four times and was
chosen as its most valuable player three times. He is one of
only a few players to win a Triple Crown. He played on 12
pennant-winning and seven World Series-winning teams. He
still holds the all-time record for home runs in World Series
play (18) as well as numerous other World Series records.
Just before his death, Mantle committed his life to Jesus Christ*.
* http://logosresourcepages.org/mantle.html





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OBSCURE AND UNUSUAL WORDS
*************************

1) brobdingnagian brob ding nag i en (adjective)
: gigantic, enormous

From Brobdingnag, land of the giants, in "Gulliver's
Travels"

The fisherman claimed the bass he caught was
brobdingnagian.

2) lagniappe lan yap (noun)
: something extra, something for good measure.

Born in United States among the Creole population of
Louisiana. It first appeared in a sentence written by a
traveler in 1893 in Harper's Magazine:

"Take that for a lagniappe," says a storekeeper in New
Orleans as he folds a pretty calendar into the bundle of
stationery you have purchased.










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Since its publication in 1971, John Kerry's book The New Soldier has
acquired almost legendary status. Rumors abound of political operatives
scrambling to locate and suppress stray copies during Kerry's House campaign
in 1972. Copies now sell on eBay for hundreds of dollars.

John F. Kerry has made his Vietnam service the cornerstone of his campaign
for President. But he has said virtually nothing about what he did when he
came home. His activities and statements at the time painted our veterans
with an undeserved bloody brush. Many believe, and statements by the North
Vietnamese confirm, that the activities of John Kerry, Jane Fonda and others
actually prolonged the war, resulting in the unnecessary deaths of hundreds
of our soldiers, and thousands of Vietnamese.

Before you decide how to vote in the forthcoming election, we urge everyone
to consider all the information available. We strongly believe the contents
of this book are of great importance in the forthcoming Presidential
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Your Comfort Was Still Greater By Far

Lord, I never dreamed life could be so hard
for there are many trials I've had to face.
But I also had no clue the things I could do
because of You and your immeasurable grace.
And Lord, I'm so glad I've never known the future
for that knowledge is better kept in Your hand.
It is truly much better to live a-day-at-a-time
through those valleys I don't understand.
As hard as life gets...I can still say the heartaches
were the things that taught my soul to sing.
For they drew me ever closer to the preciousness of You
and reassured me I was under Your wing.
All the hard things of life have truly served a purpose
...to drive my heart from the things of this earth.
For no trial can compare to the promises of eternity
and all the glory your Presence is worth.
Had I never climbed these mountains, I would have never known
how much strength You alone can supply.
For your sweet, Holy Spirit put the wind in my steps
to pick me up when I was broken and dry.
I shall not be bitter for the things You've allowed
for you've shown me just how wonderful You are.
And for each season of suffering, sorrow or pain
...Your comfort was still greater by far.
Amen Sheila Gosney

And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations,
knowing that tribulation produces perseverance, and perseverance,
character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint,
because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts
by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:3-5







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A guy took his UNC date to her first football game.
They had great seats right behind their team's bench.

After the game, he asked her how she liked the experience.

"Oh, I really liked it," she replied, "especially the big muscles,
but I just couldn't understand why they were killing each other
over 25 cents."

Dumbfounded, her date asked, "What do you mean?"

"Well, I saw them flip a coin and one team got it and then
for the rest of the game, all they kept screaming was:
'Get the quarter back! Get the quarter back!"

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A Christian Can Be a
Christian or a Liberal,
But He Can’t Be Both



Can a Christian be a liberal? Short answer: no. There is no way a Christian
can buy into neo-liberal ideology and be faithful to the bigger-than-Dallas
teachings of the scripture and expect to continue enjoying his hard-won
religious liberties.

For the "Christian" to lean politically to the left means that he must blow
off huge chunks of the Bible and replace the scripture with the make-believe
notions of postmodernism’s malleable "Christ." Only after torturing the
scripture can the Christian then fit liberalism into his supposed
relationship with God.

For the Christian who believes that unfeigned faith in Christ should
correspond with Jesus’ high view of scripture, it is… now… impossible
to believe in God and be an adherent to postmodern liberalism.

The twain no longer meet. Liberalism has been hijacked by bizarre
special-interest thugs who spit on the Word of God and believe that the
Bible has no place in public life, (except maybe in a museum where people
can look at it from time to time).

The Christian who has a bent to the liberal left needs to understand
something: while he is skipping around the maypole with his rose-colored
glasses on, if it were up to the modern, secularized liberal establishment,
he would be more restricted than Bill when Hillary’s in town. Yes, if the
Christophobic thugs had it their way, Christians would be relegated to
a marginalized spiritual ghetto on the sidelines of life.

For the naïve Christian voter who thinks he can toss a ballot in the Nuevo
liberal direction, please know that a vote toward the secular left could
leave you bereft of sacred liberties. Thanks to the aggressive ludicrous
liberal lug nuts’ anti-Christian agenda, your vote for a liberal, Christian,
is a vote for …

1. Christianity to be scrubbed from government and whatever turf the
government owns. Thanks to the liberals, the Ten Commandments have about
as much acceptance in our government and their properties as Rush Limbaugh
would at Al Franken’s family reunion. Yes, the Judeo-Christian principles
that formed the rock-solid foundation of this great American Experiment are
now aggressively fought against by the lascivious left.

If… if… the secularists continue to stay behind the wheel of this American
bus, you can kiss all semblance of Christianity good-bye in this heretofore
God-graced government. Saint, you might as well say farewell to our
government’s recognizing Christmas and adios to Good Friday if you’re
going to vote the liberal ticket. If the secularists have it their way, Easter
will be behind your keister, and you can kiss the Cross good-night as
an acceptable public symbol that represents your faith and our nation’s
recognition of Christ’s atoning work.

2. Secularism to be continually mainlined into our public school system.
Thanks to rabid vapid secularism, our public schools and universities would
rather you be a Rocky Horror super freak than a Christian. If your beliefs
run to the bizarre or the banal, or if you want to smoke the same
philosophical crack that Caligula, Nero, Castro or Lenin freebased, they’ll
accommodate you.

Our schools are totally open to anyone and to anything, unless, of course,
you’re a Christian. And if that’s the case, then you’re likely to get more
sympathy from a badger with minimal sleep than you will from liberal
educators who are hard at work making your life hard. A vote for the secular
left is a vote for Christianity to continue to be officially vilified on campus
and Christians to be ostracized in campus life.

3. Public officials, employees and appointees to be pressured to hide
their faith in the closet and suppress their public displays of belief in
God lest they be grouped with Hitler, Osama, or Mussolini and then fired.
Not only will the liberals aggressively work to prohibit the State from
green lighting and recognizing Christianity as a legitimate and positive
force in our land, they will also attempt to stifle Christians from
influencing the path of government.

4. Public attacks on churches and Christians and attempts to restrict
them in the private sector. Consider this, Christian pastor and Christian lay
person looking to vote for the ludicrous left: the secular Mafioso’s intent
is to make your ministerial life difficult, your evangelistic work taxing
and your voice minimized. And good luck, pastor and church committee,
in trying to buy property and get zoning with the anti-Christian libs at the
helm.

5. The continued media endorsement of the same putrid hedonistic stuff
that sunk ancient Rome. Yes, with the liberals in place, expect more weird
crap in movies and on television. Expect to see more paintings of Christian
symbols/ saints smeared with elephant dung. Expect Christianity to be bashed
and vilified and Christians made out to be buckled-shoed morons with three
teeth and an IQ of 50. Expect the culture to coarsen. Expect your kids to
continue to be exposed to things that only rock stars see backstage with
groupies. A vote for a liberal is a vote to see Christians continue to
receive special ridicule and be flogged more than a piñata during a
Cinco de Mayo festival.

My ClashPoint is this: Modern liberalism tosses the scripture out on
several different levels. How a true believer in the Christ defined by the
scripture can buy into what Jesus, the prophets and apostles said and
also what these secular thugs say is beyond me. In addition to liberalism’s
obvious and odious pro-holocaust-like abortion stance, its anti-biblical
view of marriage, its scripture-slamming aggressive secularism, and its
feckless view of our nation’s defense, liberalism completely clashes with
the Christian worldview. Secular liberalism’s aggressive desire to eradicate
Christians’ rights should cause Christians to be concerned.

The Democratic Party’s liberalism has degenerated over the last 40-50
years in regard to its view of Christianity and Christian rights. This party,
which formerly embraced and protected our nation’s great Christian heritage
and teachings, no longer does so. Thus, today the Christian is between
a rock and a hard place: he can either be a Christian or a liberal, but he
cannot be both.

 
At 7/19/2006, Blogger 'Thought & Humor' said...

The Tragedy of the Religious Left
Worshipping the Goddess of Tolerance

July 18, 2006


What do you get when you hold a conference with 1,200 people who are all afraid of offending one another? I'll tell you what you don't get. You don't get unity, and you don't get agreement on anything.

That's what happened when the Spiritual Activism Conference took place recently in Washington, D.C. According to the New York Times, this group of religious liberals came together to discuss "taking back religion from the conservative Christians." But the conference members had trouble getting anything specific done.

The Times hit it right on the nose when it explained, "Turnout at the Spiritual Activism Conference was high, but if the gathering is any indication, the biggest barrier for liberals may be their regard for pluralism: for letting people say what they want, how they want to, and for trying to include everyone's priorities rather than choosing two or three issues that could inspire a movement." Never mind even setting policy goals; some conference members were afraid that singing hymns might be enough to upset some members. Instead of coming away with a clear set of objectives, the conference members mostly came away frustrated.

Ironically for a group that prides itself on tolerance, it seems the only thing the conference could agree on was its opposition to the "religious right." But frustrating as it was for them, the group had to concede that the "religious right" is a lot better at getting things done. Beliefnet suggests this was because "religious conservatives are willing to argue there is one correct view on policy issues."

You see, that's the crux of the liberals' problem. This conflict is not about political or social divisions. It's about authority—specifically, whether or not Christians are willing to acknowledge that the Bible is our authority.

Tony Campolo certainly recognized this. Though Tony and I disagree on lots of things, I really like Tony. He's honest, and he loves the Bible. He tried to explain at this conference the necessity of following Scripture. But one participant retorted, "I thought this was a spiritual progressives' conference. I don't want to play the game of 'the Bible says this or that,' or that we get validation from something other than ourselves."

There you have it. Validation from ourselves simply means you make up your own god. We Christians may interpret the Bible differently; we may apply it to life differently; we may have arguments over exegesis. But the Bible has to be the ultimate authority. Otherwise we end up worshiping the goddess of tolerance and believing that tolerance takes precedence over truth.

Dorothy Sayers, the great English writer, said it best: "In the world it is called Tolerance, but in hell it is called Despair, the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die."

This kind of so-called "tolerance" can never bring people together, but only as we saw in Washington, pull them farther apart.




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At 7/28/2006, Blogger Soldatensender said...

I enjoyed your reply on my blog - I don't know if it was original thought or writing but it was well done.

I wish you the best of luck in the search for enlightenment.

 
At 8/15/2006, Blogger Haider Droubi said...

i will be back to read more..see what is this world up to...but belive me,,the aim should be peace on earth,,,the peace that everyone understands,,not only one sided peace...

thx.

 
At 8/15/2006, Blogger Haider Droubi said...

when policy make use of religion...it is the end of earth ..everywhere....it is stupidity,,,human stupidity...

 
At 8/15/2006, Blogger 'Thought & Humor' said...

Dear Haider,

You're right if you speak of non-Christian nations - See
below:

Best Wishes,

Preparing for the Mahdi
What's Really Scary about Iran's Nuclear Program

August 14, 2006


Earlier this year, the leaders of six nations, including the United States and Great Britain, met to discuss Iran's restarting its nuclear research program. To quote Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Iran's actions "crossed the threshold."

What threshold? The threshold between actions that are irritating or worrisome and those that keep you up at night. This is especially true of Iran if you understand the religious—and, I would say, scary—vision that shapes Iranian President Ahmadinejad's decisions.

Iran's president is not only a devout Shiite Muslim; he is also what is known as a Mahdaviat. The term means "one who believes in and prepares for the Mahdi." The Mahdi, also known as the "Twelfth Imam," is the Shiite equivalent of a messiah: "the restorer of religion and justice who will rule before the end of the world."

For Ahmadinejad, preparing for the Mahdi has included "secretly [instructing] the [Tehran] city council to build a grand avenue to prepare for the Mahdi," the building of a special mosque dedicated to the cult of the Mahdi, and construction of a railroad line to transport pilgrims there.

And his "preparation" is not limited to actions within Iran: When he addressed the UN, Ahmadinejad prayed for God to "hasten the emergence of . . . the Promised One . . . that will fill this world with justice and peace."

By "peace," he does not mean an Isaiah-like "peaceable kingdom." As political scientist John von Heyking has noted, some Mahdaviats go beyond believing that the Mahdi will "return to save the world when it had descended into chaos." Some of them believe that they can hasten that process by more chaos; and there is good reason to suspect that Iran's president is one of these.

If this sounds familiar, it ought to: In my book Kingdoms in Conflict, I wrote about a fictitious evangelical American president who learns about a plot to blow up the mosque on the Dome of the Rock. While he knows that this will lead to an all-out war in the Middle East, he hesitates because his beliefs tell him that this will hasten Christ's return. The results of his hesitation are catastrophic.

I am not the only one who has noticed the parallels. Ross Douthat of the Atlantic Monthly wrote that no Christian, regardless of eschatology, thinks God is commanding him to nuke Tel Aviv. Nor is he hosting Holocaust-denial conferences as Ahmadinejad is.

What's more, from the start Christianity, unlike Islam, has distinguished between the two kingdoms: God's and man's. That is why Augustine wrote the City of God. And that is why I wrote my book describing the two kingdoms, titled Kingdoms in Conflict. But there's no such distinction in Islam.

Ahmadinejad's beliefs and his call for the destruction of Israel make Iran's nuclear program even more ominous. And it would be the height of folly for the West to regard his carefully chosen words as mere hyperbole or bombast for internal Iranian consumption. It also ought to make us wonder what people like British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw are thinking about when Straw says that we should not "rush" to impose sanctions. Iran is a ticking time bomb.

As Richard Weaver noted, ideas have consequences, and the sooner world leaders understand this, the better we'll all sleep.

This commentary first aired on January 18, 2006.




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At 8/15/2006, Blogger 'Thought & Humor' said...

You're wrong if you talk about a
nation founded on Christian principals -
love your neighbor, do not kill, do not
murder,etc. - See Below:

Sincerely,
Dr. Howdy


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Christianity & The
Triumph Of The West



When you hear the word "globalization," you probably think of Chinese
factories or customer service centers in India. What you probably don't
think about is Christianity. Yet globalization and Christianity are linked
in ways you may never have imagined.

Globalization is about more than markets and technology. It's also about
the spread across national boundaries of ideas and values—in other words,
culture. While the spread and exchange of culture flow in many different
directions, the ideas and values most associated with globalization are
those of the West.

And this is where Christianity comes in. In his marvelous book, The Victory
of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success,
Rodney Stark writes that "Christianity created Western Civilization."
Without Christianity's commitment to "reason, progress, and moral equality,
today the entire world would be about where non-European societies were in,
say, 1800."

This would be a world "with many astrologers and alchemists but no
scientists. A world of despots, lacking universities, banks, factories,
eyeglasses, chimneys, and pianos." The "modern world," to which
globalization aspires, "arose only in Christian societies. Not in Islam.
Not in Asia. Not in a 'secular' society—there having been none."

Needless to say, Stark's conclusions aren't popular with academics and other
intellectuals and have been savaged by liberal reviewers. These folks are
all-too-happy to blame Christianity for some of the darker episodes in
Western history, but they're not about to give the faith credit for the
Western success.

No matter. Non-westerners see the connection. For example, Chinese scholars
were asked to "look into what accounted for the success, in fact, the
pre-eminence of the West all over the world." After considering possible
military, economic, political and cultural explanations, they concluded that
the answer lay in what the Chinese scholars saw as the "heart" of the West's
pre-eminent culture: Christianity.

These non-Christian and non-western scholars had "no doubt" that "the
Christian moral foundation of social and cultural life was what made
possible the emergence of capitalism and the successful transition to
democratic politics."

Apparently, many of their countrymen agree. Whereas there were approximately
2 million Christians in China when Mao came to power in 1949, today there
are upwards of 100 million. What's more, Christianity is especially popular
among the "best-educated" and most modern Chinese.

Why? Because like people everywhere, except, ironically, in the West, they
see Christianity as "intrinsic to becoming modern." For them, Christianity
is an alternative to a way of life that bred misery and oppression. They
understand Christianity's role in the rise of the West, even as Western
elites deny the connection.

Of course, this isn't the primary reason that Christianity is "becoming
globalized far more rapidly than is democracy, capitalism or modernity."
That is due to the proclamation of the Gospel and the work of the Holy
Spirit.

Still, it's a powerful reminder of how Christianity transforms not only
individual lives but entire societies, as well. - Chuck Colson

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"Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider
well the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ
which is eternal life (John 17:3)."

- - - The Laws and Statutes of Harvard College in 1643


"All scholars shall live religious, godly, and blameless lives according
to the rules of God's Word, diligently reading the Holy Scriptures, the
fountain of light and truth; and constantly attend upon all the duties
of religion, both in public and secret."

- - - Two central requirements in Yale College 1745 charter




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The Roman emperor Diocletian, following an edict in 303 A.D.,
failed to stamp the Bible out. The French Revolution could not
crush it with secular philosophy (Rousseau, one of its heroes,
converted to Christianity). The Communists failed to stamp it
out with atheism and political ideology. One might well ask why
this book has been banned, burned, and bludgeoned with such
animosity and scorn. The great Reformation hero John Calvin
responds in this way: "Whenever people slander God's word,
they show they feel within its power, however unwillingly or
reluctantly." - Joe Boot






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http://attacked911.tripod.com/
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/memorial/lists/by-name/

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God designed humans to want to believe in something.
That's the image of God that is in us. But as G. K.
Chesterton famously put it, when we reject the God
of the Bible, we don't believe in nothing; we believe
in everything -- including Little Green Men.

- - Chuck Colson



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Dear Howdy,

Thank you for your simply addicting newsletter...it's truly a candidate
for the 8th wonder of the world and 1st candidate for the cyber-world...
it just keeps blooming with more of what I need and, I think, what we
all need...please keep up the great works!!!

Type atcha later...

God bless you,

Phil H
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It is He who sits above the circle of the earth,
And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers,
Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,
And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.
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Dear Howdy, Indeed I am a faithful Tarheel*, having both
MA and Ph.D. from their fine chemistry department.
But that doesn't keep me from getting a great kick out
of the humor propagated by what appears to me to be
a pack of wolves!!**


SERIOUSLY, THE HUMOR IS GREAT FUN BUT MY
MAIN ATTRACTION WAS TO THE CONSERVATIVE
MORAL AND POLITICAL STANCE THAT SEEMED
TO CHARACTERIZE THE FIRST ISSUE I SAW.
INCIDENTALLY (HE SAYS ACCIDENTALLY!), it was
sent to me by a friend, so I really didn't "hear about
you" at all, and still haven't. All I know is what has
come in the two issues of the Newsletter I have
seen. The best to you.

S. P.

*Another name for UNC.
** UNC's archrival - NCSU.




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"I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man.
All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to
us through this book." -- President Abraham Lincoln

We can all pray. We all should pray. We should ask the fulfillment of God’s
will. We should ask for courage, wisdom, for the quietness of soul which
comes alone to them who place their lives in His hands. -- President Harry
Truman

When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people
are poisoned. There is no such thing as a no-man's land between honesty and
dishonesty. Our strength lies in spiritual concepts. It lies in public
sensitiveness to evil. Our greatest danger is not from invasion by foreign
armies. Our dangers are that we may commit suicide from within by
complaisance with evil, or by public tolerance of scandalous
ehavior. --President Herbert Hoover

Our faith teaches that there is no safer reliance than upon the God of our
fathers, who has so singularly favored the American people in every national
trial, and who will not forsake us so long as we obey His commandments and
walk humbly in His footsteps.
-- President William McKinley

Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man &
his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship,
that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions,
I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people
which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an
establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus
building a wall of separation between Church and State…
--President Thomas Jefferson

The Bible is the one supreme source of revelation of the meaning of life,
the nature of God and spiritual nature and needs of men. It is the only
guide of life which really leads the spirit in the way of peace and
salvation. America was born a Christian nation. America was born to
exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived
from the revelations of Holy Scripture.
-- President Woodrow Wilson

In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private
good, I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my
own; nor those of my fellow-citizens at large, less than either. No people
can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the
affairs of men more than the people of the United States.
-- George Washington

There are two prayers that I love to say—the first is the Lord’s Prayer,
and because the Lord taught it; and the other is what seems to be a child’s
prayer: “Now I lay me down to sleep,” and I love to say that because it
suits me. I have been repeating it every night for many years past, and
I say it yet, and I expect to say it my last night on earth…
--President John Quincy Adams

Our strength lies in spiritual concepts. It lies in public sensitiveness to
evil. Our greatest danger is not from invasion by foreign armies. Our
dangers are that we may commit suicide from within by complaisance
with evil, or by public tolerance of scandalous behavior.
--President Herbert Hoover

We are all called upon by the highest obligations of duty to renew our
thanks and our devotion to our Heavenly Parent, who has continued to
vouchsafe to us the eminent blessings which surround us and who has so
signally crowned the year with His goodness. If we find ourselves increasing
beyond example in numbers, in strength, in wealth, in knowledge, in
everything which promotes human and social happiness, let us ever remember
our dependence for all these on the protecting and merciful dispensations of
Divine Providence. --President John Tyler, December 7, 1841

Statesmen, my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is
religion and morality alone, which can establish the principles upon which
freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is
pure virtue; and if this cannot be inspired into our people in a greater
measure than they have it now, they may change their rulers and the forms
of government, but they will not obtain a lasting liberty. They will only
exchange tyrants and tyrannies. --President John Adams

Whereas, it is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to owe their
dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and
transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine
repentance will lead to mercy and pardon… --Abraham Lincoln

Without the assistance of the Divine Being who ever attended him, I cannot
succeed. With that assistance I cannot fail. Trusting in Him who can go with
me, and remain with you, and be everywhere for good, let us confidently hope
that all will yet be well. To His care commending you, as I hope in your
prayers you will commend me, I bid you an affectionate farewell.
--Abraham Lincoln

Without God, there is no virtue, because there's no prompting of the
conscience. Without God, we're mired in the material, that flat world that
tells us only what the senses perceive. Without God, there is a coarsening
of the society. And without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.
If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation
gone under.
--President Ronald Reagan

Mighty God…I yield Thee humble and hearty thanks that thou has preserved
me from the danger of the night past, and brought me to the light of the day,
and the comforts thereof, a day which is consecrated to Thine own service
and for Thine own honor. Let my heart, therefore, Gracious God, be so
affected with the glory and majesty of it, that I may not do mine own works,
but wait on thee, and discharge those weighty duties thou requirest of me.
--George Washington, in his prayer journal

No country has been so much favored, or should acknowledge with deeper
reverence the manifestations of the divine protection. An all wise Creator
directed and guarded us in our infant struggle for freedom and has
constantly watched over our surprising progress until we have become
one of the great nations of the earth. --President James K. Polk

Looking for the guidance of that Divine Hand by which the destinies of
nations and individuals are shaped, I call upon you everywhere, to unite
with me in an earnest effort to secure to our country the blessings, not
only of material prosperity, but of justice, peace and union—a union
depending not upon the constraint of force, but upon the loving devotion
of a free people; and that all things may be so ordered and settled upon the
best and surest foundations that peace and happiness, truth and justice,
religion and piety, may be established among us for all generation.
--President Rutherford B. Hayes

I only look to the gracious protection of the Divine Being whose
strengthening support I humbly solicit, and whom I fervently pray to look
down upon us all. May it be among the dispensations of His Providence to
bless our beloved country with honors and length of days; may her ways be
pleasantness, and all her paths peace.
--President Martin VanBuren

Every thinking man, when he thinks, realizes that the teachings of the Bible
are so interwoven and entwined with our whole civic and social life that it
would be literally—I do not mean figuratively, but literally—impossible for
us to figure what that loss would be if these teachings were removed. We
would lose all the standards by which we now judge both public and private
morals; all the standards towards which we, with more or less resolution,
strive to raise ourselves. --President Theodore Roosevelt

The year that is drawing towards its close has been filled with the
blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which
are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which
they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature
that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is
habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.
--Abraham Lincoln

The men who established this government had faith in God and sublimely
trusted in Him. They besought His counsel and advice in every step of their
progress. And so it has been ever since; American history abounds in
instances of this trait of piety, this sincere reliance on a Higher Power in
all great trials in our national affairs.
--President William McKinley

“Finally, it is my fervent prayer to that Almighty Being…that He will so
overrule all my intentions and actions and inspire the hearts of my
fellow-citizens that we may be preserved from dangers of all kinds and
continue forever a united happy people.”
--President Andrew Jackson

"When I left Springfield I asked the people to pray for me. I was not a
Christian. When I buried my son, the severest trial of my life, I was not a
Christian. But when I went to Gettysburg and saw the graves of thousands of
our soldiers, I then and there consecrated myself to Christ. Yes, I do love
Jesus." --Abraham Lincoln

Oh! Almighty and Everlasting God, Creator of Heaven, Earth and the Universe:
Help me to be, to think, to act what is right, because it is right; make me
truthful, honest and honorable in all things; make me intellectually honest
for the sake of right and honor and without thought of reward to me. Give me
the ability to be charitable, forgiving and patient with my fellowmen - help
me to understand their motives and their shortcomings -- even as Thou
understandest mine! Amen, Amen, Amen.
--President Harry Truman

"For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a hill.
The eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal
falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and
so cause Him to withdraw! his present help from us, we
shall be made a story and a byword throughout the world."
--John Winthrop, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1630

"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and
the Bible." - President George Washington

"The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a
power that conquers all that oppose it." - Napoleon

"That Book accounts for the supremacy of England."
- Queen Victoria

"If there is anything in my thought or style to commend ,
the credit is due my parents for instilling in me an early
love of the Scriptures. If we abide by the principals taught
in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper;
but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority,
no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and
bury all our glory in profound obscurity." - Daniel Webster (Founding Father)

"The Bible is worth all other books which have ever been printed."
- Patrick Henry (original member of the Continental Congress)

"The Bible is the anchor of our liberties." - President U.S. Grant

"It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible-reading people.
The principals of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom."
- Horace Greeley (Editor)

"That Book is the rock on which our Republic rests." - President Andrew Jackson

"In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me
light and strength." - Gen. Robert E. Lee

"Bible reading is an education in itself." - Lord Tennyson (Poet)

"So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin
to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful
citizens of their country and respectable members of society. I have for
many years made it a practice to read through the Bible once every year."
- President John Quincy Adams

"The existence of the Bible, as a Book for the people, is the greatest
benefit which the human race has ever experienced. Every attempt to
belittle it is a crime against humanity." - Immanuel Kant (Philosopher)

"The New Testament is the very best Book that ever or ever will be
known in the world." - Charles Dickens (Author)

"All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of
confirming more and more strongly the truths contained in the
Sacred Scriptures." - Sir William Herschel (Astronomer)

"There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in
any profane history." - Sir Isaac Newton (Scientist)

"Let mental culture go on advancing, let the natural sciences
progress in even greater extent and depth, and the human
mind widen itself as much as it desires; beyond the elevation
and moral culture of Christianity, as it shines forth in the Gospels,
it will not go." - Goethe (Author)

"I have known ninety-five of the world's great men in my time,
and of these eight-seven were followers of the Bible. The Bible
is stamped with a Specialty of Origin, and an immeasurable
distance separates it from all competitors."
- W.E. Gladstone (Prime Minister)

"Whatever merit there is in anything that I have written is simply
due to the fact that when I was a chile my mother daily read me
a part of the Bible and daily made me learn a part of it by heart."
- John Ruskin (art critic and social commentator)

"The Bible has been the Magna Charta of the poor and oppressed.
The human race is not in a position to dispense with it." - Thomas
Huxley (Author & Scientist)

"The whole hope of human progress is suspended on the ever
growing influence of the Bible." - W.H. Seward (Secretary of State)

"America was born a Christian nation. America was born
to exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness,
which are derived from the revelations of Holy Scriptures.
Part of the destiny of Americans lies in their daily perusal
of this great book of revelations. That if they would see
America free and pure they will make their own spirits
free and pure by this baptism of the Holy Spirit."
--President Woodrow Wilson

For Christians, the life and death of Jesus are the ultimate
expressions of love, and the supreme demonstrations of
God's mercy, faithfulness, and redemption. Since Christ's
miraculous Resurrection on Easter, more than 2,000 years
ago, Christians have expressed joy and gratitude for this
wondrous sacrifice and for God's promise of freedom for
the oppressed, healing for the brokenhearted, and salvation.
--President George W. Bush

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this
great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians;
not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this
very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum,
prosperity, and freedom of worship here."
--Patrick Henry (original member of the Continental Congress)

 
At 8/15/2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democrats help block marriage protection amendment

Party goes on record in support of homosexual marriage

Activists pushing for legalizing homosexual marriage say they will not stop with just homosexual marriage. They demand more. They want government and societal acceptance, approval and financial support for many kinds of relationships, including polygamy.

Activists say that marriage is "not the only worthy form of family or relationship," and it "should not be legally or economically privileged above others." The statement was signed by 270 homosexual rights activists and heterosexual allies.

Other kinds of relationships that they say deserve marriage-like benefits include "committed, loving households in which there is more than one conjugal partner (polygamy)" and "queer couples who decide to jointly create and raise a child with another queer person or couple, in two households." The goal of the activists is the destruction of traditional marriage.

The Democratic National Committee has developed plans to help the homosexual activists achieve their goal. DNC spokesman Danien LaVera says the DNC has developed a five-point plan to help homosexuals block any legislation which prohibits homosexual marriage, and to push homosexual marriage.

The first successful effort by the Democrats occurred in Illinois where the Democrats donated $10,000 to help the activists keep the marriage protection law off the ballot in that state.

LaVera said the DNC strongly opposes efforts to ban homosexual marriage by amending the federal or state constitutions and that the Democratic party plans to step up efforts to promote pro-homosexual marriage bills in several states.

Democratic parties in eight states have already adopted platforms endorsing homosexual marriage bills. They include New York, California, Washington, Iowa, Alaska, Colorado, Massachusetts and Hawaii.

Here is the 5-point plan LaVera said the Democratic National Committee has developed to fight for homosexual marriage:


Labeling efforts to ban homosexual marriage as "divisive" ploys by the Republicans and others to deflect voter attention from other important issues, including "the Bush's administration's failed policies."


Begin a "party-building" operation which includes specific training for state Democratic operatives in all 50 states on how to campaign against ballot measures banning homosexual marriage.


Working closely with the gay group National Stonewall Democrats to "develop strategy and talking points' to combat state measures defining marriage as being between one man and one woman.


Working cooperatively with homosexual organizations fighting ballot measures in each state where they surface, providing campaign advice, expertise, and logistical and financial support.


Empowering and organizing homosexual communities around the country with the help of the DNC's new homosexual outreach organizer Brian Bond.

 
At 9/21/2006, Anonymous J said...

No church should espouse #4 and 5. Those politicize the church. The Bible says the leaders are put in place by God. That means even the ones the US considers "bad". The Bible says we are to obey civil authority, not agree with everything they do. We have to believe God has a greater plan that what we are experiencing in politics today. He does and it is greater than George Bush, Tom Delay, Donald Rumsfeld, the Pope, Evangelical leaders, etc.

 

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