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Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.
If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That’s no offence; it’s a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all
In silence alone we must meditate,
God’s name is prohibited by the state.
We’re allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
They’ve outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the ‘unwed daddy,’ our Senior King.
It’s ‘inappropriate’ to teach right from wrong,
We’re taught that such ‘judgments’ do not belong.
We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.
It’s scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school’s a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!
Sometimes we are blessed with a glimmer of real hope by the presence of real human beings, sometimes young and sometimes old. Who talks about “A Commitment to Truth” today in this world of liars? In fact, who commits to truth even if they have the wherewithal to seek it?
“A Commitment to Truth Requires a Commitment to Social Justice”
John Legend: “From the war in Iraq to credit-default swaps to the internet bubble to the real estate bubble, too often we got caught up in the hype and fail to see the real truth…Too often, we become apathetic. We see the lies, we see the obfuscation, the deception. And we fail to point it out. We’re afraid to rain on the parade, afraid to rock the boat, afraid to pursue the truth.”
Here he is speaking to graduating university students:
[You Tube Link to hear him live]
JOHN LEGEND: When I walked onto this campus, I felt like I had traveled to another world, a world that was bigger, busier and, yes, more challenging than the one I was leaving behind.
Before coming to Penn, like they said, I grew up in Springfield, Ohio, and much of my education had come from my parents, my Christian elementary school and the Pentecostal Church we attended on a regular basis.
With my grandmother by my side, I learned to play gospel piano, and I absolutely loved singing in the church choir. So, as you might imagine, I heard a lot of sermons. A lot of sermons. Some of them were rousing and inspiring. Some were the perfect cure for insomnia. And almost all of them were very, very long. I’m going to try not to do that today. Sometimes I just wanted them to wake me up when it was time for me to sing.
But it gave me a sense—it gave me a strong sense of morality, a belief that there was a right and there was a wrong. It gave me a sense that there were two sides to this journey we call life. Good versus evil. Dark versus light. Heaven versus Hell. You’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists. Clear choices. Perfect opposites.
Like many people, I found comfort in that clarity. There’s a certain confidence that comes with being sure about the way the world works. It’s all written in an infallible book, and there’s nothing left to discuss. Mission accomplished. Read the rest of this entry »
On one of the more celebrated Christian holidays of the year that is about “peace on earth and good will toward man,” the Times-Standard ran this frontpage story on the Jew’s competing holiday celebration – Sharing the message of Hanukkah. This “sharing” the T-S reporter Donna Tam points out is a celebration of the “miraculous Jewish victory over the oppressors,” a way for them to “practice their traditions” and “remember their heritage,” a heritage and tradition that is ensconced in corruption and war.
On the Opinion Page was this picture. And he will be called Prince of Peace. He, of course, being Jesus of Nazareth, a Jew.
Jesus said to the Jews on occasion: “And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ and again, “You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. 44 But I tell you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”
Words neither so-called Christian or Jewish nations have learned. On this same day, these are just some of the words of the Jews posted about their peaceful nature.
“If Christ were on earth today, undoubtedly he would hoist the banner of justice and love for humanity to oppose warmongers, occupiers, terrorists and bullies the world over,” Ahmadinejad said, according to the English translation of the Farsi-language speech. … The Board of Deputies of British Jews – which represents the Jewish community in the United Kingdom – said the broadcast was offensive. “To invite him to deliver a Christmas message, even a so-called alternative one, fills me with disgust,” said the group’s president, Henry Grunwald.
The Israeli ambassador to London condemned the speech as a “bogus message of good will.”
Lessons never learned about corruption: In Madoff scandal, Jews feel an acute betrayal
And just today: Israel moves closer to Gaza invasion
These Jews won’t be happy until they have the whole world involved in World War Three. And why not? When a majority of Americans, those that think they are the only ones that are important or matter believe that God will save them at this time when they are all Raptured off to heaven and then save the Jew no matter what because Jesus is coming back to Jerusalem to set up his government.
So, if you haven’t figured it out yet, that is why we should care about Hanukukkah.
ADDENDUM :: Saturday, December 27, 2008:
The Jews show their colors: Israeli jets kill ‘more than 200’ in revenge strikes on Gaza “Israel yesterday launched its largest raid on Gaza with two waves of air attacks that killed at least 205 people and injured more than 700, according to Palestinian doctors.
And the Bush Republican White House explains why:
It was “completely unacceptable” for Hamas, which controls Gaza, to launch attacks on Israel after a truce lasting several months, said Gordon Johndroe, a spokesman for the National Security Council.
“These people are nothing but thugs, so Israel is going to defend its people against terrorists like Hamas that indiscriminately kill their own people,” Johndroe said in Texas as President George W. Bush was spending the week before New Year’s at his ranch here. “They need to stop. We have said in the past that they have a choice to make. You can’t have one foot in politics and one foot in terror.”
It’s okay for Israel to daily violate that truce with the constant murder of Palestinian civilians, reduce their existence to a total state of starvation and deprivation for more months, but when these people try to get some relief they are called thugs and told they have a choice, agree that you are thugs and that the Jews have a God-given right to desecrate you or die.
The latest: Gaza raids expose Israeli failure You never beat, starve or rape anyone into submission, unless you are a Jew. You only make a viseral enemy. So unless the United States and Israel intend to exterminate the Palestinian people, they’d better learn how to make peace. That’s the Christian thing to do.
ADDENDUM :: Monday, December 29, 2008
Israeli Attacks Kill Over 310 in Gaza in One of Israel’s Bloodiest Attacks on Palestinians Since 1948
Make you proud to be an American?