If Jesus were to come back to Earth and Ascend to Heaven once again, would he only have to go to the top of Pikes Peak these modern and strange days? If you see Ted Haggard this coming Easter Egg Sunday ask him this question, and please let us at NMT know what his response is? Inquiring theological minds want an answer to the important questions of Life! Yes we do!
See jesus christ in greek mythology-dying & rising gods for more theology discussion in today’s world. Millions still face havoc due to the uncertainty of God about just who he is. God himself may be even more imperfect than Humans themselves are? Now that’s really scary…. In fact, God may even be dead or a Black Hole in another universe in our multiverse society? Who knows?
Man these guys are a piss-you-off in large doses several times a day.
MY suggestion on Christmas trees? First, I actually read the books and there were no flying reindeer, pine trees, elf changelings, talking snowmen or grinches mentioned. Nor a marathon of different versions of a certain Dickens novel being acted out by everybody from Mickey Mouse to the casts of Good Times, Three’s Company, Alice and Aisle of Loosey. Even Gilligan’s Island. So I get to be a little bit cranky especially by well-known Holier-than-thou hypocrites like DumFOX Noose Nutwerx jumping in.
But here’s a way to keep your Christmas tree alive for longer than Humanity will be. Buy a live one in June or so, sometime when they’re not 50 bucks for a sapling, and plant it. Especially here where pine trees grow wild. I mean, in El Paso Texas it’s a death sentence to any pine tree you plant. Wow, what a concept… actually replenish the earth rather than deplete it.
That would be our old fiends Focus on yer own damn Family. We’re talking here about a corporation which produces NOTHING. No products. A book that was given for free (but at great personal cost from the donors) and what else? Hatred for non-compliant non-conformists and of course, a massive Tax Exemption because they can call themselves a church. I knew a “preacher” 30 years ago who did that as a money-laundering outlet for The Dixie Mafia.
I know here a few people who used to work in the mail room. Which, mind you, involves its own ZIP code. They (anecdotal evidence) opened the letters, threw the checks in one box, cash in another and prayer requests and personal letters into the dumpster. That 90 MegaBux represents a significant downturn for them, by the way.
One of the things that’s being done in many places around the nation, even in churches and synagogues, is to have the children of the congregation, many as young as two, stand up and parrot the empty words of the Pledge of Allegiance and no, that isn’t photoshopped, those are real American Kids chanting words they didn’t understand to a graven image.
Right after the “attack” which is avowed as The Official Story Being True, (But the officials who tell the story also said that there were WMDs in Iraq and the Wars are about “freedom”… so, where do the lies end?) children in schools across the land supposedly came up with the idea, with no coaching from their parents or teachers, to have a synchronized chanting of the Pledge. As a show of “patriotism”. Kids who don’t know what death is, or any of the myriad twists and turns of the lies needed to start and sustain wars… told by their teachers to do this, and to lie to the world and say it was their own idea. And if they didn’t, they were “terrorists”. Now, who could find any fault with that?
How about maybe GOD? The Bible strictly prohibits making children swear oaths. Read the Laws of Moses before you jump down my throat about saying it.
It’s difficult to inject logic into either politics or faith without being the subject of a lynching, but here goes.
There was a statue, 62 feet tall, of Jesus on the side of a highway in Ohio. People would actually pull over and pray to it. So last year about this time it was struck by lightning, caught fire and burned down. Or burned up. Means the same thing. Now, there’s long been a controversy in Christianity and Judaism and Islam over the making of graven images and with special notice given to a statue, picture or whatever of God.
Much Christian blood has been spilt by other Christians with Iconoclasm being one of the issues.
The Hundred Years War for instance. Somebody who was crawling up out of the Medieval Tradition and had learned to read, and noticed that there was a discrepancy of sorts between “Thou shalt not make any graven image” and the Church tradition of making lots and lots of graven images. So, that left no choice but to wage bloody, expensive and generally tragic War for a hundred years, hence the name. There were other issues, mostly having to do with which Christian king got to own which land and the people therein.
So, now, there’s almost completed, another Touchdown Jesus statue being made by the same corporation which makes the fiberglass Big Boy hamburger franchise statues. With the notation of “it’s lightning-proof”.
Here’s where logic should be employed…
It’s not the blatant anti-Semitism involved in wanting to set Israel up as a target for near-total destruction, it’s not their arrogance in making money supplying the means, the money, weapons, propaganda, anti-social gospel of indifference, answering the question of Cain “am I my brothers keeper” with a resounding NO, warmongering on every level… setting all the preconditions for an apocalyptic global destruction, the one they make money predicting… predicting the ride of the Horsemen and grooming their horses for them at the same time…
No, the really shockingly delusional part about it is their overwhelmingly conceited belief that Everybody Else on the planet would be so stupid that we wouldn’t notice that.
We’re supposed to not notice that they’re warning of destruction, and sowing the economic seeds of that destruction daily, using the monetary policies that will ensure famines, ensure that natural disasters will have a far greater human scope than would be possible otherwise.
Huge concentrations of people on the edge of recurrent natural disasters, kept there for the profit of a very few.
Mass indoctrination of Hate, to keep the unnatural disasters of War going.
All traced back to a very tiny minority whose faith is in no God or gods but only in money.
They devour the houses of widows and orphans and for a pretense make long prayers.
Their bogus “support” for a Jewish state is just one facet of the evil they do in every other facet of their public and private lives.
The RetardiKlan wannabee president is allegedly upset over the song “Cop Killer”. Just in time for Pig Memorial Day, which is tomorrow.
Not upset over her demented followers blowing away Americans including a Judge, and of course children, nor upset over Cops handcuffing and then violently assaulting them for the so called ‘crime’ of “calling them names” like Chickenshit Pig Assholes. Or cops beating a prisoner, handcuffed and helpless and outnumbered at least 5 to one…Marvin Booker, to death in a jail cell in Denver, or cops forcing a REAL man, Oscar Grant, to lay on the ground then shooting him in the back for the ‘crime’ of being black without permission. Or shooting the 7 year old child Alyanna Jones then lying about the circumstances. (they shot her through the wall of her home according to the Pig-loving propaganda show filming them) and they get away with it because of all the really STUPID people, the Back The Badge MORONS who insist that everything a PIG does is legitimate even if it’s illegal.
People tell me that being beaten while handcuffed by the Coward Ass Pigs is “my own fault” because I shouldn’t have “talked back to them”.
These are the same people who will talk back to anybody they feel is helpless. Just too, you know, COWARDLY to talk back to anybody who is in a position of power. Then LIE right through their cop-cum stained teeth about how they “fight for freedom”.
They’ll say “I don’t agree with what you say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it… unless it’s somebody wearing a Uniform who’s denying your right to say it”.
I can predict that everybody who answers this with indignant rebukes and indignant defenses of the Pigs beating up and even killing people for talking back, is a pure and simple coward.
Sure, your military and police gave me “freedom of speech”. Freedom to say how wonderful they are but if I deviate from the script I can be punished, and y’all cowardly Back The Badge MORONS will bravely help the Mighty Pigs build their Blue Wall.
The execution in a Jail Cell in Denver, unacceptable… except, of course, to the Police and Judiciary and Social “leaders” in Denver. And the Feds who would have the task of prosecuting Civil Rights violations like, say, tasering and beating a handcuffed victim to death.
If the FBI and the “justice” Department gave any more of a shit about the lives of people they’re paid to protect than the other Pigs do. The murdered man in question was a Homeless Street Preacher, had the same occupation as Jesus. Who was also homeless, by the way
So why wouldn’t the Churches be outraged by this? You know, like the Third Self-Righteous Church of Denver with the Right Reverend P. Ompousass preaching conformity and obedience to the Police State? The question answers itself…
March against police terror! March for Marvin, Oleg, and all the victims!
You know, there’s not many options. Threatening police actions and lawsuits for people mocking your positions on civic issues, especially when you’re hoping to be in government power, to be honest, would put you right up there with Rivera and his adopted/anointed replacement Bach-door. And the rest of the Clown Parade that is, sadly, our City Government. You’ve worked at St Mary’s, cool. But a few hours a week doesn’t equal one single day of the nightmare Hell that IS Homelessness. And it surely doesn’t give you any moral authority to go putting down people who have to endure that Hell. Go back to the Country Club, m’kay? That guy you saw cursing in the park, Remember? Your instant diagnosis of schizophrenia… what if he isn’t “crazy” or in the case of real schizophrenia, suffering from a degenerative neurological disorder? Would it make any difference to you, personally? How much concern does that show for HIS welfare as opposed to worrying that children might see what illness or death or age or poverty looks like? I call that the Prince Siddhartha Syndrome. Before he became The Buddha.
Remember the Maine? In 1898 a popular uprising was threatening Spanish rule in Cuba. The US Navy cruised to the rescue. The rescue of whom, we never got the chance to find out. An explosion aboard the USS Maine gave America the pretext to blame a Spanish torpedo. An America inflamed by a jingoist press declared war on Spain and promptly seized her colonies “to protect US interests,” by coincidence just as the indigenous populations were overcoming their colonizer and were about to win their freedom. Today a US attack fleet speeds toward Egypt. Washington asserts its mission is to evacuate US nationals if need be.
Man in California stabbed to death in cockfight… by the gamecock. Anglo “rooster fanciers” put needle-like spurs onto the rooster’s natural back spur. to enhance the bloodshed. Then complain that Mexicans put actual blades on them. It’s an ancient “sport” and the reason there are any chickens at all outside Southeast Asia. Alexander the Great had mercenaries from all around and some of them had fighting cocks. Every wonder why, in Leviticus, in the list of all the clean animals, Kosher, not one mention of chickens? THE essential Kosher meal, Nana’s Chicken Soup? Chickens aren’t mentioned in the Bible until Maccabees. Jesus mentions them a couple of times. Maccabees and Jesus were well AFTER the time of Alexander. Anyway, the bird stabbed him in the leg and he died several hours later at the Emergency Room.
Why then weren’t they contracted by the U.S. Dept of (in)Justice to find the sender of the email on the White House LAN, who gave Pooter Libby the information to help the BushTards punish Valerie Plame Wilson for not backing up their LIES about WMDs? Wouldn’t the Capital Murders of 7000+ U.S. soldiers committed by the CheneyBush Kartel stir patriotic interest on the part of ANY of them? One of the Bush Lies was that they HAD initiated a thorough investigation into the Plame leak, but couldn’t find anything. Yet Disney and other entertainment outlets can find not only the ORIGIN of a file transfer, but also the computer receiving the data, or so they claim on all of the billions of IP addresses on the Internet, but they can’t find one person sending an email from a specific computer, at a specific time, from the White House which has a camera trained on every door, especially in a time of “heightened security”? On an extremely limited Local Area Network.
Of course you know I would just never unleash a vicious attack like mocking a fake-patriot or faux-elitist move like wrapping ones bullshit in either the flag or the cross. Just have to point out that the flag lapel pin, the one Republicans bitched and whined so much about Democrats not wearing, the one Lisa Czeladtko is wearing in the picture chosen by Gag-Zette writer Daniel Chacon when “calling out” Ed over his Free Speech opposing a political candidate. Not that The Gag-zette (Colorado Springs Gazette, “Freedom” Communications”) has ever so much as given a mild tsk-tsk’ing to violent attacks on Free Speech in Colorado Springs, usually instigated by City Council or persons very close to them.St Paddies Day 2007 leaps to my mind. Or to Fake Patriotism. You’ll notice, if you’re observant, that the “flag” in question has 7 stripes and 18 stars.
First, it should be noted that Doctors, Psychiatrists and Chaplains are, like everybody else in the services, Combatants under the Geneva Conventions. Their orders are to keep the soldiers physically and mentally and “morally” able to follow their orders, which are to Kill Other Human Beings. That’s the whole purpose of a Military Organization. Although sometimes, if the Other Human Beings grovel enough to them (like Karzhai and al Maliki do) they’ll be allowed to live, just as slaves. So when a “Mountain Post” Chaplain, Baptist Minister, got blown away in VietRaqiStan early last month, and the local news kept up the steady patter about how he volunteered for “duty” after the 9/11 Bush-ordered Mass Murder, to spread the word of Jesus. Only, Jesus never told anybody to Kill anybody. So Chaplains have to make shit up in order to justify what they’re ordered to do, keep the Soldiers and Airmen and Marines and Sailors from feelings of guilt and remorse over Killing Other Human Beings.
First, connoisseurs of the history of Jesus would know that He was born in a barn. Nothing about flying reindeer, dancing snowmen, or a huge elf.
Or trees. There was a little bit of Grinchiness this year on the part of the U.S. Forest service, because of the global warming, the massive swarm of pine bark beetles that spawned, and the weakened conditions of the trees due to warmer temperatures and less water. One of the largest sections of Christmas Tree Harvesting the White River National Forest
Not, of course, going to affect COMMERCIAL tree-slaughter anytime soon, because the Timber companies have a big lobby and some impressive corporate ties to even MORE corporate lawyers and lobbyists. And they don’t give three shits about whether there’ll be forests in 50 years. Greedy Bastards is just a good start at describing them and the list gets uglier from there.
Then there’s the Christmas Tree in Abu Dhabi, UAE. at The Emirates Hotel. 45 feet tall and crusted with 14 MILLION dollars worth of ornaments. Ornaments like watches, necklaces, bracelets, rings… Everything to tickle the fancy of your average Corporate Traveler.
Remember the Corporate Partners of the tree-killing industry?
Like the Oil industry….
screams of the wounded men,
writhing in pain.
Details work day and night
burying the slain..
all their murders done
in Christ’s Holy Name,
Jesus looks down, and He weeps…
Jesus looks down
and He weeps.
Ok, so that story bugs me every year, they tell it ad nauseum, about the British and Germans taking a couple of hours break from slaughtering each other, in the name of God, at the battle of the Somme. From the German trenches comes the melody “Stillich Nacht, Heilig nacht” Then some Tommies in their trenches start singing it in English, more Germans and more Englischers join in…
An impromptu Christmas party just congeals in the middle of No Man’s Land. They sing songs, exchange gifts, show pictures of their families to one another…
And then go right back to slaughtering each other.
As you may have guessed, it’s time for my annual Christmas on War uncelebration. I go to fetch my e-mail, there’s a flash animation of a black Jeep SUK involved in a battle, a dual advertisement because they’re also hawking a video “game” called Call of Duty – BlackOps. where the mission apparently is to go in and assassinate as many locals as possible and kidnap their leaders to take them to a CIA dungeon for torture. It’s made into a Triple Offense because they’re hawking the SUV and the game, As Christmas Presents
Happy birthday to the Prince of Peace.
This is what we can expect when Mayor Lyin’ Hell Rivera and his cronies privatize city services like the thieving bitches are going to tell us at next Monday’s budget announcement.
One of the fire-non-fighters said that it’s an example of “robust Christianity, rather than that sappy effeminate version of Christianity where people help each other”. Well, you KNOW that got my blood pumping. First off, the guy came off as being really insecure about his own masculinity. And rather than coming out of his closet, he tries to “drag” Jesus in with him.
Let’s take it a notch further. Why not have the police be on a for-pay basis? Anybody who can’t afford police protection, too bad so sad. Make it even better, have fully privatized “police” auxiliary groups like the Minutemen patrol, and people who DON’T pay up, well, they must have something to hide, so let’s just drag them down to the court, which of course will be a pay-for-play proposition too, can’t afford an attorney? Too bad, you should have planned ahead and been born rich.
Listening to Islamic studies scholar Robert Shedinger taunt the CC audience with whether Jesus may have been a Muslim reminds me of the not-so-old joke about returning the Statue of Liberty to the French, because we’re not using her anymore. At his fundamental, Jesus espoused what we are accustomed to consider were basic Christian Values, but who are American Christians to lay claim to those anymore?
Kind of like the Miracle Inflamed Hemorrhoid that kept his buddy Rush from not only the draft, but enlisting as well.
On our blog, one of Glenn’s Peeps wrote the other day that if we don’t join their Hate Speech Mob we must be cowards.
What an amazing Epiphany that was! Here I’d always thought that people bunching together in a Mob was cowardice. What a wonderfully miraculous revelation that it’s the other way round.
So there was this History Channel show about the Templars. (I try not to look at stupid stuff like this, really I do) and the Oak Island “treasure” pit, and this Viking Rune stone found in Illinois or somewhere nearby… All supposedly to hide the treasure of the Templars, all their stolen blood money that nobody has any real records thereof… kind of like the Stolen Blood Money from the Modern Knights Templars, as Erik Prince calls his mercenary Murder,Inc “Xe (formerly “Blackwater”) International” and their accomplices in the Pentagon and Halliburton.
Maybe the Modern Templars are dumping the money into documentaries like this.
Oh, and it involved, near the end, the Micmak tribe and one of the most offensive use of the Great White Father crap that I’ve heard in a long time.
Which I witnessed, there’s this relative of mine who, for lack of a better word, is a Thief.
To be fair to MasterCharge and whatever Visa’s old name was (I’ll look it up) they DID reject half the applications. He put in 25. He only stayed at our house for a week and a half and with that one scam got about $25,000 which he promptly took to Las Vegas. Gambling is a more expensive vice than any dope.
But when I go to a local supermarket there’s a big push on for people to sign up for a 1-2-3 Rewards MasterCard. My usual joke for the past 6 damn years was that even MasterCard wouldn’t be dumb enough to give me a card. All the people there have heard me reject the offer of this credit card. Yet I’m still asked. I know the people, they’re not dumb in any way, Mass Senility seems to be out of the question. So why the Ask?
We got our satellite TV today, and on History International there’s “History’s Mysteries”. War Profiteer/Wall Street Weasel (ok, so the European version thereof) financier Lownstein is flying across the English Channel. End of life history is he’s reported to go to the bathroom in his private plane and disappeared Found dead later. My thought, the crew took out the trash and jettisoned it over the Channel. Good riddance to bad rubbish. So why is an 80 year old murder important? The commercials. Borrow money from this start-up upstart bank that I’ve not heard of before. Buy gold. Sell your “unwanted” gold at a smaller price of course.
I mean, it’s like they think they own Him, or at least the copyright on His name… It’s because it’s the Ultimate Chickenhawk Ethos… Somebody Else dies and they profit from it.
One is that the actions he was taking, along with his comrades, when he won the medal, were War Crimes. The use of Military Force to compel people to obey his Terrorist Government. Civilian People. Making War against CIVILIANS.