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PEACE ON EARTH-It was a promise

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”

Christmas is upon us, the season in which peace is talked about, but so little is understood. Many have seen iuthis on Christmas cards and sang these words in carols. The sentiment is bandied about by those that have so little understanding of real peace. So much cynicism about “peace on earth”, since we have so little actual peace. New wars and battles are erupting as fast as old ones cool down. Terrorism is slaughtering peace way behind any battle lines. Even just daily life can tax any “peaceful” feelings. Its easy to be cynical. Seriously though, is this what was proclaimed by the angels at Christ’s birth? That we would now have peace amongst ourselves on earth?

iuI think WW1 was the biggest watershed for the belief that mankind could forge a lasting peace. They called WW1 “the war to end all wars”, people actually believed that. It was thought that after one more binge of violence, mankind would decideiu-1 that it was better to put our blood and treasure into peaceful pursuits. Education, enlightenment, new ideologies, tempered religions, strategies, technologies, etc would make a lasting peace. Then along came a guy in a funny moustache to ruin the daydream.

images-3Since then “peace”has become a word almost devoid of meaning. The hippies were big on it, using it as a byword, like if you say it enough, and believe it enough, it will magically happen. So many hope for peace, work for peace, spend money on peace, and capitulate as a sacrifice to peace; why can’t we get it? And what iu-3about the supposed “peace on earth” that God promised?  I know many a Christian preacher has staked their sermons to the “peace on earth” meme, and has almost promised that if Christians ran the world we would have peace. So sadly mistaken they are.

“Communism stands for peace!” was heard all throughout the 80’s. The only thing to remember was that the commie definition of peace was when the whole world was communist. “Islam is the 2922294religion of peace”, say so many followers and sycophants of the cult. Just like communism their definition of peace is when the whole world is Muslim. The churchian preachers of theocracy are no better. Much of the world has been run by the “church” in the past, peace did not necessarily follow. So what the heck were the angels declaring at the birth of Christ? If we sing about it and send cards to one another in declaration of it, shouldn’t we understand it? Peace on earth seems far away, or just a dream maybe?

The angels declaring “peace on earth” was not a sophistry, there was no deception involved. It is ourIMG_0986 understanding of the declaration that is flawed. Christ did come to bring peace to all men, and, eventually peace will reign on earth; that is not what the angels were declaring though. The verse is declaring a peace between mankind and our Creator, the Designer if you will. Let me explain.

Mankind was designed to be with the Creator, a closely designed relationship if their ever was one. WE, as a people, chose independence; anarchy from the Designer. Our species became rebellious, it was bad news. You can read the whole sad tale in Genesis. From that time, violence, death, destruction, and entropy has images-6ruled on the earth. The Designer grieves, but cannot allow evil to continue. In this situation, the Designer is also our judge (cue the angry guy with a white beard in the clouds). Actually that picture is silly, we are his creation, he can scrub us as fast as an artist can reach for an eraser. WE, as a people, are cut off from, and in judgement images-1from, our own Designer. You still with me?

The Designer though, still loves us, and wants to salvage everything (and everyone) he can. The designer came up with a plan. HE, would take on the form of a man, show us how to live, then be sentenced and crucified; thereby fulfilling both the judgment and sentence. The slate was now clean, the record expunged, and the entire thing chronicled for anyone to read. All we are expected to do now is believe. We now have a way back to the Designer, one he paid the ultimate sacrifice for. Faith, believing in His sacrifice is all that is required.

iu-6That is the peace that the angels declared at the birth of Jesus, peace between men, and the Creator. Christ came to earth to die, that mankind may live, we only have to believe. In this season I may not see peace on earth, I can grow apprehensive about more violence in the future, but I can have perfect peace between myself and the Creator of the cosmos. I can have that images-7peace because I believe that over 2000 years ago, a baby was born in Bethlehem. He was born of a virgin, wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger. He came to die. For me.

Merry Christmas to all, peace on earth, good will toward men.25

 

 

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MUSLIMS-Why can’t we all just get along?

Ok, I haven’t written in my blog for awhile. It is my blog after all, so add whatever lame excuse seems _mal153_54002481appropriate and lets move on. This title has much sarcasm in it. Whatever. The truth is, so much has been going on in the world since my last blog post I can hardly keep up. I’m writing this in the aftermath of the Islamic invasion of Europe (oops, I meant a migration of poor refugees finding help in the west) and the savage killing of french people in Paris by Islamic warriors (for the religion of peace; err something like that).

The thing that is bothering me about the whole mess is the response from my own culture. We have one side that wants to nuke isis on their home turf, and the other side saying not all muslims are violent, so lets ramp up the rhetoric about racism and tolerance and fight the iusavages with big dollops of western guilt trips. Both ideas are wrong. Nuking a country after all their fighters are past the gates is just stupid, this is not WW2 where each side is fighting under a flag, and the strongest nation wins. ISIS has no “home country”. This is a war of cultures. And we are losing. Badly. I believe the experts call this fourth generation warfare. We are losing because our identity with our own culture is sick. We have stopped believing in ourselves.

The west has an identity crisis, we are not sure if we are good enough to challenge others belief systems. That’s noble and all, but suicidal. The muslim culture that has declared war on us is convinced they are better; even chosen, by”allah”. This attacking muslim culture is all but spitting in our facesiu-13 while giving that declaration. Their mullahs preach it, their children are steeped in it, and their warriors are training for it. YOU, are the great satan doncha’  know. The woman of the west shall be their concubines, our girl children shall be their wives, and our boys shall die for their “allah”. Is this too hard for you to understand? These violent and extreme mohammedans can’t make it any plainer for you.  Think I’m all xenophobic and bigoted? It is iu-12THEY who are declaring it! I’m not making this stuff up. I have a hard time believing it myself. I’ve listened to hippie music too ya know. I love the idealism of teaching the world to sing in perfect harmony. Growing apple trees and snow white turtle doves is all well and good, until youimages-3 are faced with a people who are steeped in hatred from the crib, determined to rape and kill for a god from an ancient cult. The honeybees shall be enslaved along with your grandchildren; and all hippy music will be outlawed.

Trying to compare mohammedans to Christians is also stupid. Mohammed copied stuff from both Judaism and Christianity when he formed his sick cult. sharia-barbaric-liberals-shilling-for-sharia-political-poster-1283943535.gifChristians are not slavering to chop off unbelievers heads. The evil crap done by Christians does not have the backing of Jesus Christ, that’s rather plain if you care to read what He said. Mohammed, however, started out by “spilling the blood of infidels”.

Saying Hitler was a christian means less than nothing. The nazis didn’t turn Jews, homosexuals, JW’s and gypsies into bars of soap under a flag of Christ. A form of socialism was the order of the dayimages-13 for that movement. Saying that Mussolini was a christian is like saying mussolini ate tomatoes, he was a dictator under a flag of ideology, not religion. Lets stop all this fruitless hippy crap and focus on the problem, shall we?

The western culture, after much success in lifting the masses to unforeseen heights of freedom and riches, has been taught to hate itself. Not going to go into why, just stating a fact. We question ourselves endlessly on matters of race, gender, pollution, history, beliefs, freedom, wealth, etc. All good, it’s iu-5important to question; don’t want to get proud or anything right?  All the while we forget to pull the camera back and see how great we really are. The very fact that we have the time, wealth, and freedom to question ourselves; MAKES US A GREAT SOCIETY. A society worth saving, a culture worth fighting for. I will refrain from going on about how our foundations are (and always will be) set on philosophies that are predominantly Judaeo/Christian, lest I offend the angry iur-1atheists. The point is that our culture CAN allow many different ideas to cohabit together. The question for you to decide- can all ideas live in peace? What if one idea wants to stomp out all others?  As horribly as possible? To scare any other ideas right out of your head? Sound familiar?

I will address the other argument I hear. This is one I approach with more sensitivity, as much as I can muster. Not-all-muslims-are-like-that, is the easiest way to say it, and it’s true. To which I must say, so what. We must not judge? But if we want to to survive, we must. Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater? Maybe. To take on this challenge, mistakes will be made and some innocents will suffer, that goes without saying.iu-4 Is survival of the Western culture worth it? That is the hard question, a question that must be answered. Forget the hippy dream of tolerating muslims till islam changes, you are an infidel, you (and your silly ideas) are to be subdued under sharia law. The muslims openly declare this. Muhammed iu-10started his cult by spilling innocent blood, grew his cult by spilling innocent  blood, and his “true” followers are still spilling innocent blood. Do you have a nice muslim friend or neighbour that you’re convinced wants (with all their heart) to be a good citizen? I’m sure it’s true, so what. When the “extreme” muslims take over, his head will be bobbing on the carpet long before yours  (or your head will be displayed on a fence before that maybe). It’s a hard thing, but a trueiur thing. The “extremists” among the muslims seem barely challenged by the “moderate” muslims. I suspect that the “moderates” are bankrolling the “extremists”, that’s the “other” way to get to muslim “paradise”. We must try to be fair, but always keep watch out of the corner of our collective eye.

So what does this look like in actual day-to-day life? Here is some bullet point bluntness:

2922294STOP bringing muslims into our countries! Hold off and evaluate for a couple of generations! Let the oil rich muslim nations look after the poor “immigrants” and “refugees”. Start bringing in the real refugees from Sweden and France as they fall under the black flag of sharia law. Yes, we must “profile” people, get over it already.

ZERO tolerance for “extremism”. If a mosque is found withiu-9 “extreme” literature, bulldoze it. If terrorists are discovered (and no doubt involved) execute them. If there is reasonable doubt (like cooked up maybe), incarcerate or deport them as “suspected terrorists”(if another muslim nation will take them)

ARM and TRAIN citizens of our nation to fight terrorists, iu-8think Switzerland, when everyday people (or a percentage of them) stop being unarmed cattle, the killing will stop. These “extremists” live for the glory of the big slaughter, not being popped by a Joe citizen after only three rounds can be fired from his AK-47. Besides, let’s face it, terrorists are cowards.

STOP allowing muslims to bully our culture, allow them toiur-1 wear what they want and eat what they want on their own time and their own dime, do not allow mohammedans to dictate to our culture what we can, and can not do; bacon anyone?

WE must make them respect our culture, NOT the other way around. I mean, hey, they can always find another culture under sharia law; if that’s the only way they feel iur-2comfortable.

I can hear libtard heads exploding, it makes a noise like “racist” “xenophobe” and “bigot” all mixed together, I don’t care (remember this tactic when called a racist by thought challenged libtards- just say, “I don’t care,” and move on; gotta get rid of PC bullshit somehow) . The world of unicorns and rainbows was a drug fantasy left over from the sixties, it died under a hailimages-2 of AK-47 bullets and bomb vest shrapnel. Its time to swallow the red pill on this issue. It’s time too look at the problem objectively. This age has become one in which to keep our faith strong, blades sharp, and powder dry. Too bad. According to history, this is not the first time the western culture has had to deal with muslim “extremists”. Maybe our forefathers can speak to us from the past. Maybe it’s time to listen to them.25

 

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First post- The art of decision in a mixed up world

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  It was an interesting conversation, that I had with my son and his new wife. They were asking questions about jobs, homes, and  far reaching decisions that appeared so final. You know, questions like, we want to move out in the country, but all the good jobs are in the city. Should we try to buy a place close to our jobs and pay on a bigger mortgage or move further out (where property is cheaper) and have faith we will find work? Is it better to find an old place and fix it up or start from scratch. It seems like yesterday that the hardest questions my kid would ask was; did he need a better paintball gun. I probably didn’t answer these tough questions quite like they were hoping, and only gave them my view of the ins and outs of each decision. My wife and I have  had experience making some of these very same decisions. We have in the past, started on raw land and built a homestead and lately sold that and bought an older farm site and fixed it up. It was not ignorance on my part that stopped me from saying ” my son thou shalt doeth it this way”, just wisdom to see that THEY have to make these broader decisions. In the end the direction one chooses is going to hit hard trail, and the conviction of ones mind and raw faith are the fuel for success.

   I do not envy, except their youth and strength, the young people starting out today.  When I was starting out, the world had many problems and hurdles, but it was not the black forest of question marks that fill todays decision landscape.  And no, its not just that I’m getting old and don’t remember, or that every generation thinks life was better in the “old days”.  In the game of life today, there are a lot fewer truisms that I was assured of in my youth.  How about, “invest in a house/real estate is your best investment” or “get a college degree-that’s money and time not wasted”.  In the following of such wisdom you could find yourself with a degree in VHS design living in an underwater house in Detroit, ’nuff said.  I don’t know historically how many times common wisdom was turned on its head, where concrete turned out to be quicksand, but I’m sure its been a few times.  I did give my son some advice he could think about, like staying as flexible as possible and learn as many marketable skills as he could.  I warned him about getting too far in debt while relying on the pay grade found only in one narrow industry (oil industry), and that his income could go up or down depending on the boom and bust  cycle.  I told him his best bet was to rely on himself rather than the promises of security found in an “old established company” or “a good union job”.  I’m not saying those jobs don’t exist or that they are not good jobs, but the security that these jobs used to convey is mere smoke and nonsense in today’s rapidly changing environment.  I believe it was all decent advice, on the whole, and I know my son has the strength to chase his dreams, but it is possible I left some important stuff out. Important stuff that only comes to light after some reflection, and a few prayers.

   It was easy to see the gleam in my son’s eyes while he talked, he is newly married, he wants his own place, and he wants it to be right.  They know they are going to have to work together and sacrifice.  They know dreams don’t happen overnight and they  obviously are not afraid to spit on their hands and take on a challenge. But in all this chasing of dreams lies one of life’s more sneaky IED’s (improvised explosive device), improvised as it were, by our own hands.  All this “eyes on the prize” and sacrifice for a goal is what is needed to succeed at life’s challenges, but it can lead to losing some of the best things in order to “better” oneself. Focusing on the end result, thinking that, “I can start living when I have the place I want, right now I must put my nose down and arse up” makes you a tempting target for the devil, at the very least you’ve got some bad tunnel vision going.  The biggest problem is that these great projects take so darn long, a home, a business or whatever.  Its not like you can put in a couple of weekends and a few all nighters and finish the job, they take a lifetime to finish; if they are ever really finished.  I remember one day walking around my new piece of land with my dad, I was 24 years old and bursting with ideas and plans. I was telling him about where the barn would be and the fences would run, where the pond would go and the size of a future garden area.  My plans were expansive (and some expensive) and the dream was almost as boundless as my enthusiasm.  All this grandiose chatter was coming out as we walked around on land covered with trees,( except for a clearing I had made that you could almost spit across).  Dad listened, patiently smiling the whole time, then he said ” yes son, and when your all done you’ll be an old man”.  I was a little miffed I must say, and right as he was, I inadvertently tried to prove him wrong.

   Over the years that particular IED blew up a few times as sacrifices were made to “accomplish the goal” but there was no permanent damage, no actual body count.  I’m still married to the same wonderful woman, and my kids learned about sacrifice and hard work, but all the priorities completely shifted in hindsight.  That is why before you set out on this particular trip in life, what is truly important must be mapped out.  Make sure that  sacrifices placed on the alter of “the project” are not the things which make life worth living.  This is not an easy task, all must be weighed in the balance of life, and decisions made on the fly, it takes wisdom, and grace.  Your Creator must come first, from Him you will obtain grace and wisdom.  Your family must come next, to them you will dispense His grace and wisdom.  The rest is wrangled from what is left over, there is no other way.  I know one cannot expect old heads on young shoulders but knowing such a foundation exists makes all the difference, and one has to start somewhere.  Maybe, just maybe, when life is so busy you feel like your riding out a tornado in an outhouse you can stop for a moment.  Stop and close your eyes, bow your head and ask for grace.  With the grace ask for wisdom.  Now count your blessings and have the faith that you will make the right decisions.

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