The Ancestral Line of Jesus


Abraham was the Father of Isaac.

Isaac was the father of Jacob and his brothers.

Jacob was the father of Judas and his brothers.

Judas was the father of Phares and Zara.

Phares was the father of Esrom.

Esrom was the father of Aram.

Aram was the father of Aminadab.

Aminadab was the father of Naasson.

Naasson was the father of Salmon.

Salmon was the father of Booz.

Booz was the father of Obed. Ruth was Obed’s mother.

Obed was the father of Jesse.

Jesse was the father of King David.

King David was the father of Solomon. Bathsheba was Solomon’s mother.

Solomon was the father of Roboam.

Roboam was the father of Abia.

Abia was the father of Asa.

Asa was the father of Josaphat.

Josaphat was the father of Joram.

Joram was the father of Ozias.

Ozias was the father of Joatham.

Joatham was the father of Achaz.

Achaz was the father of Ezekias.

Ezekias was the father of Manasses.

Manasses was the father of Amon.

Amon was the father of Josias.

Josias was the father of Jechonias and his brothers.

Jechonias was the father of Salathiel.

Salathiel was the father of Zorobabel.

Zorobabel was the father of Abiud.

Abiud was the father of Eliakim.

Eliakim was the father of Azor.

Azor was the father of Sadoc.

Sadoc was the father of Achim.

Achim was the father Eliud.

Eliud was the father of Eleazar.

Eleazar was the father of Matthan.

Matthan was the father of Jacob.

Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, Mary was the mother of Jesus.

If Jesus was the son of god, if Jesus was conceived in her of the Holy Ghost and Joseph never ‘knew’ Mary then how in the hell are all those fathers the ancestors of Jesus?

Living In A Politically Correct World


With all the heated discussions lately about the Confederate Flag and the like political correctness has been charged with being socially wrong. The problem with political correctness is that we all have a different idea about who’s politics are the correct ones. In my mind when you attach the word politics to any thing, especially if it involves behavior, you are automatically creating a conflict. The whole idea of political correctness I would assume was to create a kind of universal list of terminologies that would help those who hold  political office to speak to and or with the general public without favoring or disfavoring any one ethnicity, religion, political party, nationality, gender or age group. It may have seemed a good idea and it may have started with good intentions but I wonder if it hasn’t made communicating more difficult and well, even more offensive.

Being politically correct in itself offends many people. I myself go back and forth on how I feel about this false politeness and pretense of niceness. I see political correctness may have it’s place among politicians as it if fundamental that our elected officials do not favor any one peoples, ideals, religion, or class for they are meant to represent all of us; but does political correctness really have a place among the masses? I for one am damn tired of playing nice with religious people, bigots, ignorant people and most of all the bleeding hearts in the world that think we should all just accept everyone and everything. I for one am tired or worrying about offending everybody when it comes to ideas, politics, religions, cultures and nationality.

Before it comes across that I am insensitive to other peoples feelings let me assure you I am. It is important to understand that when it comes to race, appearances, medical conditions or any other aspect of a human being that one cannot change or has no control over I am absolutely what would be called politically correct. But I don’t need that term or it’s supposed meaning to tell me what not to say to somebody, I know because my parents taught me manners and I have an innate sense of politeness and consideration for other peoples feelings. But when it comes to aspect of humanity that exist by choice everything is fair game and it’s open season. Especially when it comes to stupid people and stupid ideas and stupid behavior or beliefs.

Redneck is not an ethnic slur it is a lifestyle. Skinhead is not a medical condition it is an attitude. Bible thumper is not a religion it is a self righteous attitude; I guess you can tell which one of those groups angers me the most. Nigger is a racial slur. Cracker is a racial slur. Chink is a racial slur. Gook, spic, wop, kyke and pollack are racial slurs.  Retard is an insult. Cripple is an insult. Broad is offensive. Fat Chick is offensive. Street people is judgmental. Bum is judgmental.

At this point I have to express one of my biggest pet peeves that is also the perfect example of what I consider to be the most unpolitical correct tern I know; African American. I have gotten grief over this more times than I can count. I personally do not ever hear an ‘African American’ call themselves or each other such. I do hear black people calling themselves and other black people black; or often times black folk. For starters, not all black people are from Africa and there are many black people in the world don’t live in or have never even been to America, and not all people from Africa are black. Those generations of slaves may have been from Africa but the last few generations of the descendants were born here so they are just American. South Africa is heavily populated with white people and those that are here in America are not considered to be African American. And we don’t call those from Mexico Mexican Americans or we don’t say German American, or Chinese American, Japanese American, Russian; Polish, German or Irish American do we?

And let’s talk about this whole Confederate flag issue. To say that the disrespect towards black people as human beings that flying that flag shows is being politically correct is in itself offensive. Whether or not you want to argue what the flag means or represents to black people it is saying that we are proud and remorseless for the crimes against humanity that were committed by those that owned and condoned slavery. One could also argue that the Swastika comes from the Sanskrit svastika, which means “good fortune” or “well-being and that just because the Nazi’s adopted it to represent their Aryan Heritage and their Anti-S emetic movement that Jews should not be offended by it. It is too bad that these two symbols didn’t have an offensive beginning and that they no longer mean what they were intended to. It is too bad that some stole these symbols and made them their own to represent their hateful and inhumane beliefs and actions but the fact is that they did and it does. If it is ‘just a symbol that it shouldn’t be offensive because that’s not what we use it for’ then why are those that defend this fighting so hard to flaunt them? If it is just a symbol then it should be no big deal to take them down and for it to be wrong to display them. Standing on pride instead of principle is anything but politically correct.

We don’t need political correctness what we need is human decency and respect; or at least no disrespect, towards things about human beings that they have no control over or choice of.

Another Post About Flags


I understand made points about being overly politically correct, I really do and often times political correctness flat out pisses me off, for obvious reasons but also because tip toeing around hurt feelings more often than not prevents issues from being faced, dealt with or resolved., However…..I really believe this isn’t about offending anyone, it’s about whether or not we have grown up since the days of slavery, since the days of papal rule, since the days of medical and scientific ignorance and since the days of plain ignorance. It’s about learning from our mistakes. Yes there are those that take any point to far, like the moving of a grave of a Confederate Soldier. I don’t support certain ‘flag removing’ because it offends black people, I support it because gestures like waving a flag means something, to everybody. A flag represents what you stand for, what you believe in, what you represent and what you would defend to keep. These things are the reasons we humans came up with flags. Flags are a universal symbol that in one glimpse states important and sometimes life or death qualifying beliefs. The whole point is that one does not need to ask what another’s view, politics, religion and ideals are in the eyes of any that would threaten those things. A flag in battle shows whose side you are on and what you are willing to die and kill for. A flag in battle can save your life or cost it. A flag in front of a building tells you if those inside are friend or foe, think about US embassy’s in foreign countries; the Old Glory tells any American they can be safe there, get help and even be defended against harm or any injustice that may be done to you there. A flag is a symbol of pride, sometimes what you are proud of is a crime against humanity; slavery was not offensive it was morally wrong and inhumane. My great great grandfather Joshua B Mabery was a well-known, wealthy land….and slave owner. I am proud of my heritage and do not apologize for my ancestors offenses, by the same token I, we have grown as a Nation and as human beings; we no longer own slaves. Flying flags proudly that represent this inhumane way of life says to me that if you could you would, that though you suffered defeat and the law of the land says you can no longer enslave another human being that is the only reason you don’t. This in not ‘offensive’ or politically incorrect it is immoral and dehumanizing. This is not a slip of the tongue it is a slap in the face not only to black people but to any human being that fought and died for their right to be treated as what we had no right to disallow them…….human beings. If you truly in your heart of hearts don’t see black people or any Peoples as less worthy than yourself then no one should have to make you take down a flag that says otherwise, that flag would have been folded up and put away a long time ago….

Retiring The Louisiana Fleur de Lis Flag Along Side the Battle/Confederate Flag


I just read an article about the issue of the state of Louisiana and the fleur de lis symbol on flags. Unlike the Battle/Confederate flag that has become of symbol representing our history of slavery and whether or not it actually does represent that; the fleur de lis is now and started out as a symbol flown by slave owners in support of slavery. The words fleur de lis are French for ‘black code’. This symbol was branded on the shoulders of slaves who tried to run away so white people knew that slave was not an obedient one. It is without question on either side a symbol of oppression. The argument here is not what that flag represents the issue is should the Fleur de Lis flag be flown or should it come down and placed in a museum. In response to the words in the article “when does it stop” I say this. It stops when all symbols of hate and oppression are no longer proudly flown. Yes it seems extreme, yes it is a difficult process sometimes given that this particular symbol is so ingrained in Louisiana architecture etc., But if we preach and practice really ending all hate and prejudices against all human beings, then a lot of changes have to be made. People have died for less. No longer flying a flag really isn’t that big of a deal. I am not saying tear down buildings or remove walls. Just stop flying these flags of oppression. If we are no longer slave owners then this symbol has served it’s purpose and it’s time is done. Take it down.

Should Children Be Taught To Respect The Religious?


I am fortunate enough to be in a position where I not only have a hand and a say in the raising of my 2 year old twin grandsons, within this position I am also fortunate enough that they are being raised as atheists. Like my atheist father I and their father will be teaching them about religion as much as and as often as possible, but unlike my father throughout their younger years they will hear Bible stories in the same context as fairy tales and children’s stories about dragons, Hobbits, Trolls or giants. I grew up going to Sunday School in Protestant churches to learn about the Bible all the while knowing my dad did not believe in god. But I took those that did believe and their beliefs seriously; I don’t want my grandsons to think of religion as anything other than make believe. There is one drawback to this that I can foresee however; that is how do I teach them to be respectful or at least not disrespectful to the religious who take their beliefs seriously? Or do I end the unconditional respect that is granted to religion, the religious and their institutions beginning with my grandchildren.

I say I begin to end this unearned respect demanded by and given to religion. The twins will grow up looking at those that believe in the Bible and worship god the same way they would look at someone who believed in Grimm’s Fairy Tales or worshiped the Wizard of Oz. If I am going to teach them what I believe then they are going to grow up looking at god no different than Santa Clause or the Easter Bunny. The boys are not going to be lied to about these fictional characters and told they are for real, but I also cannot raise them as if they don’t exist because at least as far as Santa is concerned during the Christmas season; yes I refer to the holidays as Christmas because that is what it has always been to me, Santa is everywhere and all the other kids are lied to about him. I remember trying to explain to my youngest daughter why Santa was at every store we went to one afternoon, I think I told her he had helpers that dressed like him because everyone wanted him to be everywhere and she told me that the elves were his helpers, to which I had no reply. My grandsons however will be told the truth, Santa is just pretend, and that it is fun to pretend so lots of people pretend to be Santa and parents pretend that presents they buy were really brought from Santa just because it is fun, no other reason. I will tell them the same about the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy, it’s just things we do for fun.

Although I will have a tough time selling the fun to pretend in god story; there is very little if anything about god that is ‘fun’ or ‘funny’. But then we humans do find it fun to scare the hell out of each other so I guess that works as well.

FORGIVENESS


I have felt the same way about forgiveness my whole life. Forgiveness as far as I know is a Christian concept, a concept first introduced in the Bible, a concept of god’s. God forgives all sins and sinners; which in my mind kind of negates or at least means Jesus died in vain. God forgives all sins, priests offer absolution, one may buy indulgences; there are multiple ways to be forgiven for your sins. The reason god forgives sins is because if he didn’t heaven would be empty, we are all born sinners remember? This makes it inevitable that we will sin. But there is a reason god forgives us, what is the reason we are to forgive each other? If I am not mistaken scripture or at least church doctrine says that only god can forgive our sins.

So why do people feel the need, desire or the importance of forgiveness? Yes this is prompted by the shooting in North Carolina of the 9 black people in a church prayer group by an angry white kid who killed motivated by racism. The community in which these people lived and the congregation of the church as well as church going family members are already forgiving the shooter. I see this all the time. I even see it in my personal life from even atheist friends who forgive those that have raped, molested, beaten, lied and betrayed them. Some admit that forgiving is more for themselves than those they forgive and there is a part of me that understands that need to let things go so you can move on. But letting go and forgiving to me are two different things. Forgiving makes things okay, well that being the point making things okay so you can move on also makes it okay for the person who hurt you so they can move on as well. If they move on, move past or get over what they did doesn’t that make it like it never happened? Doesn’t that make is so it doesn’t matter? Doesn’t that mean they will do it again and that no one is held responsible for what they did? Sometimes anger is a good thing, a useful thing, a motivating thing. Anger makes sure that no one forgets these crimes, for it is the doom of men that they forget. Forgetting is a surety it will happen again and again and again. I will never forgive my rapist, nor will I ever forgive my ex abusive husband for all the beatings he gave me. To I wallow in the past no, do I remember the past and make sure that others know the past yes. Am I angry about what happened all these years later no, but I am angry at those who wronged me all these years later. My anger doesn’t exist at the forefront of my daily life but don’t ever doubt it is in there, some where.

This shooting in North Carolina should not be made to be okay by anyone. Especially before the shooter has been punished for his crimes. And I gotta say this………9 black older people in a prayer group, one young white kid comes in and sits down at the table….no one for a minute wondered what the hell he was doing there? Just sayin……

Without God We Will Behave Like Animals


It is too often said that without god we humans would behave like wild animals. That we will fornicate in the street, rape, murder and live life without morals.

Animals behave more ‘godly’ than any human, even the most pius. Think about it.

The very religious suppress male sexuality and oppress female sexuality. The Bible clearly dictates, many times that sexual intercourse and ‘wooing’ is for one reason and one reason only; to procreate and create more humans. God clearly dictates that to fornicate for pleasure is a sin and to prevent pregnancy or to abort pregnancy and even to masturbate and ‘waste’ your sperm are all mortal sins punishable by death or eternal damnation. Rape is wrong, war is wrong, murder is wrong and adultery is wrong. For females to flaunt, enhance or show their beauty is a sin. To abandon, neglect or to molest and abuse your children is a sin. To destroy the earth by the crimes of arson, pollution, poison air, radiation, nuclear or chemical weapons and by logging or fishing and polluting our oceans are sins. These are all behaviors of human beings. Animals only have sex to procreate and to assure the survival of their species, animals don’t practice birth control or abortion nor do they masturbate. They don’t rape; in fact the largest percentage of species females are the ones that choose their mates, or not choose any with no rape. Those animals that mate for life to not ‘cheat’. In the animal kingdom it is the female who plain and unassuming. This is a way of protecting her from being seen so she may protect her offspring by hiding; the males are the brightly colored, larger in stature and it is the males who fight for the right to mate or display elaborate mating dances and rituals to win the females permission. Animals don’t kill or use food and natural resources beyond what the need to survive. They don’t use or do anything out of greed or materialism. Animals don’t murder out of hatred nor do they commit suicide because they are depressed. It would seem to me that if we behaved more like animals this world would be a better place and we would be as godly as god demands we be.

Congressional Prayer Caucus; Violating The First Amendment


Congressman J. Randy Forbes, Founder & Co-Chairman
Senator James Lankford, Co-Chairman

Congressman Robert Aderholt
Congressman Brian Babin
Congressman Andy Barr
Congressman Gus Bilirakis
Congressman Rob Bishop
Congresswoman Diane Black
Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn
Congressman Jim Bridenstine
Congressman Bradley Byrne
Congressman John Carter

Congressman Jason Chaffetz
Congressman Mike Coffman
Congressman Doug Collins

Congressman Mike Conaway
Congressman Kevin Cramer
Congressman Rick Crawford 
Congressman Jeff Duncan
Congresswoman Renee Ellmers

Congressman Stephen Fincher
Congressman John Fleming
Congresswoman Virginia Foxx

Congressman Trent Franks

Congressman Scott Garrett

Congressman Louie Gohmert
Congressman Bob Goodlatte
Congressman Morgan Griffith

Congressman Gregg Harper
Congressman Andy Harris
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler
Congressman French Hill
Congressman Richard Hudson
Congressman Tim Huelskamp
Congressman Bill Huizenga
Congressman Randy Hultgren
Congressman Robert Hurt
Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins
Congressman Bill Johnson

Congressman Sam Johnson

Congressman Walter Jones

Congressman Jim Jordan

Congressman Mike Kelly
Congressman Steve King

Congressman John Kline
Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Congressman Doug Lamborn
Congressman Bob Latta

Congressman Daniel Lipinski

Congressman Patrick McHenry
Congressman David McKinley
Congressman Jeff Miller
Congressman John Moolenaar

Congressman Randy Neugebauer
Congresswoman Kristi Noem
Congressman Alan Nunnelee

Congressman Stevan Pearce
Congressman Scott Perry 

Congressman Robert Pittenger
Congressman Joe Pitts
Congressman Mike Pompeo
Congressman Bill Posey 

Congressman Tom Price
Congressman Dave Reichert
Congressman Reid Ribble
Congressman Scott Rigell
Congresswoman Martha Roby
Congressman Phil Roe

Congressman Mike Rogers
Congressman Peter Roskam

Congressman Dennis Ross

Congressman Ed Royce
Congressman Steve Russell
Congressman Paul Ryan
Congressman Matt Salmon

Congressman Steve Scalise
Congressman Adrian Smith
Congressman Chris Smith

Congressman Lamar Smith

Congressman Steve Stivers
Congressman Marlin Stutzman
Congressman Lee Terry
Congressman Glenn Thompson
Congressman Mike Turner

Congressman Fred Upton
Congressman Tim Walberg
Congressman Randy Weber
Congressman Joe Wilson

Congressman Robert Wittman

Congressman Todd Young

Christian Congress, Christian Nation


First Prayer of the Continental Congress, 1774

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O Lord our Heavenly Father, high and mighty King of kings, and Lord of lords, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers on earth and reignest with power supreme and uncontrolled over all the Kingdoms, Empires and Governments; look down in mercy, we beseech Thee, on these our American States, who have fled to Thee from the rod of the oppressor and thrown themselves on Thy gracious protection, desiring to be henceforth dependent only on Thee. To Thee have they appealed for the righteousness of their cause; to Thee do they now look up for that countenance and support, which Thou alone canst give. Take them, therefore, Heavenly Father, under Thy nurturing care; give them wisdom in Council and valor in the field; defeat the malicious designs of our cruel adversaries; convince them of the unrighteousness of their Cause and if they persist in their sanguinary purposes, of own unerring justice, sounding in their hearts, constrain them to drop the weapons of war from their unnerved hands in the day of battle!

Be Thou present, O God of wisdom, and direct the councils of this honorable assembly; enable them to settle things on the best and surest foundation. That the scene of blood may be speedily closed; that order, harmony and peace may be effectually restored, and truth and justice, religion and piety, prevail and flourish amongst the people. Preserve the health of their bodies and vigor of their minds; shower down on them and the millions they here represent, such temporal blessings as Thou seest expedient for them in this world and crown them with everlasting glory in the world to come. All this we ask in the name and through the merits of Jesus Christ, Thy Son and our Savior.

Amen.

Reverend Jacob Duché
Rector of Christ Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 7, 1774, 9 o’clock a.m.

This was the first prayer said before a Congressional session. Here is the prayer they said on the 15th of May 2015;

05/15/2015
Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, S.J.

We give You thanks, O God, for giving us another day.

We ask Your blessing upon this assembly and upon all to whom the authority of government is given.

The issues of these days and in coming months remain complicated and potentially divisive. Endow each Member with wisdom and equanimity, that productive policies and solutions might be reached for the benefit of our Nation.

Please send Your spirit of peace upon those areas of our world where violence and conflict endure, and threaten to multiply. May all Your children learn to live in peace.

And, may all that is done within the people’s House this day be for Your greater honor and glory.

Amen.

Tell me again we are not a Christian Nation.

Presidential Thought of The Day That Tells Us What The President Really Thinks


From the Prayer Caucus government website https://forbes.house.gov/prayercaucus/

This ‘daily thought’ expresses the idea of America that has not changed since it’s founding with one small, cosmetic, and condescending guise of not only freedom of religion but of freedom from religion. It is meant to appease the secular and atheist population of These United States of America but it actually does in endorse her contempt, intolerance, and ‘holier than now’ moral superiority those of no faith. This daily thought is a reflection of what is thought daily by those of faith; what is assumed and presumed by those of faith; that everyone believes in god not matter how or where they worship him and even if they don’t worship him; but believing him none the less. Sure our gracious founding fathers fought and died for their religious freedom and for that freedom of fellow Americans taking oaths to protect this freedom at any and all costs while overlooking or perhaps even looking past the possibility of anyone wanting the freedom of no religion at all thus assuring no one could make them worship at all but no where, no where in any document written that gave birth to our nation and systems of laws and justice is there any promise or consideration made for someones right to not believe in god at all.

Read what Obama didn’t write down, hear what he didn’t say and think about what he thought. He thought he was being politically correct and including the secular and non-believers, I think he was excluding us.

My comments throughout are in red letters, yes, sarcastically like Jesus’ words.

05/07/2015

“Presidential Proclamation –– National Day of Prayer, 2015

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, 2015

– – – – – – –

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

When women and men of all backgrounds and beliefs are free to practice their faiths without fear or coercion, it bolsters our religious communities and helps to lift up diverse and vibrant societies throughout our world. In America, our Nation is stronger because we welcome and respect people of all faiths, he doesn’t say ‘and people of no faith’  and because we protect the fundamental right of all people to practice their faith how they choose, to change their faith, or to practice no faith at all, he doesn’t say or to have no faith at all and to do so free from persecution and discrimination he doesn’t say from exclusion or forced inclusion. Today, as we pause in solemn reflection, we celebrate the religious liberty the secular and non-believers don’t celebrate religious  liberty, we don’t have religion we cherish here at home, and we recommit to standing up for religious freedom around the world the secular and the non-believing would not commit to  standing up for religious freedom, many of us like my self who are anti-theists would only commit to not standing up for any of them or commit to standing against all of them.  .

For many of us, prayer is an important expression of faith –– an essential act of worship and a daily discipline that allows reflection, provides guidance, and offers solace. Through prayer we find the strength to do God’s work: to feed the hungry, care for the poor, comfort the afflicted, and make peace where there is strife. In times of uncertainty or tragedy, Americans offer humble supplications for comfort for those who mourn, for healing for those who are sick, and for protection for those who are in harm’s way. When we pray, we are reminded that we are not alone –– our hope is a common hope, our pain is shared, and we are all children of God. He isn’t acknowledging those of us who do not believe in god; a pretentious gesture meant to purposely say that even though they are morally superior to non-believer they graciously give all people consideration with absolute pity for us who just don’t know any better.  Those of us who do not believe in god do not share this common hope, those of us who do not believe in gad have a common hope that no one else would either, believers do not share our pain and they are the cause of ours; and no we are not all children of god. There is no god. 

Around the globe, too few know the protections we enjoy in America. Millions of individuals worldwide are subjected to discrimination, abuse, and sanctioned violence simply for exercising their religion or choosing not to claim a faith. Presumptuously condescendingly saying we have faith we just don’t claim to. Communities are threatened with genocide and driven from their homelands because of who they are or how they pray Once again excluding concern for those of us who are threatened with genocide and driven from our homelands because of who we are or that we don’t pray, stating consideration for those that do pray. The United States will continue to stand against these reprehensible attacks, work to end them, and protect religious freedom throughout the world Add another deliberate exclusion of the phrase protecting freedom from religion throughout the world.. And we remember those who are prisoners of conscience maybe just a hint of the suggestion that conscience belongs only to those that have faith; fair enough to say giving the deliberate restating repeatably this thought is of the faithful and or those of any faith; not of no faith–– who are held unjustly because of their faiths or beliefs Is this to say that there aren’t any non-believers who are held unjustly because or their lack of faith and no beliefs? –– and we will take every action within our power to secure their release again restating their is no power used to secure the release of non-believers being held captive by the faithful. .

In the face of tremendous challenges, prayer is a powerful force for peace, justice, and a brighter, more hopeful tomorrow. is this to say that us non-believers don’t want peace or worse that we prevent it? That we are unjust with no hope for or of tomorrow?  Today, as we join together in fellowship, we seek to see our own reflection in the struggle of others, to be our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, and to keep faith –– in one another, in the promise of our Nation, and in the Almighty he had up until the Almighty. .

The Congress, by Public Law 100–307, as amended, has called on the President to issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a “National Day of Prayer.” Can we call upon him to issue a proclamation designating the second Thursday in May as a “National Day of No Prayer”?

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 7, 2015, as a National Day of Prayer. I invite the citizens of our Nation to give thanks, in accordance with their own faiths  How about we citizens thank ourselves in accordance with our own ideas, and consciences and consciences, for our many freedoms and blessings for our hard work, and I join all people of faith yet again an exclusion, maybe even a stand against of non-believers in asking for God’s continued guidance, mercy, and protection because we can’t ask god since we don’t believe in him; from their judging eyes don’t accept him and therefore aren’t worthy of his mercy and not deserving of his protection as we seek a more just world.Slightly suggesting we non-believers are un just. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty–ninth.

BARACK OBAMA”

Atoms, Nature, and Man; A Look at Nuclear Test Effects on the EcoSystem


Atoms, Nature, and Man

This report investigates the effects of nuclear explosions had to our eco system and our Oceans. It mainly focuses on the Bikini Atoll’s which is where the second, Test Abel and third Test Baker were conducted, the first nuclear test being The Gadget at White Sands New Mexico in 1945 before Fat Man and Little Boy were dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Thought this report seems comprehensive I walk away unsatisfied with the feeling that it was absolutely white washed.

MISS Representation


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An insightful look at how media, including national news, misrepresents women and causes political efficacy. Interviews with great women like Hilary Clinton, Katie Couric, Geena Davis and many professional and educated women in media, the press, film, politics and educational fields. Brought tears to my eyes more than once.

I give this 5 plus stars

It is available on Netflix

Salute


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Interviews with the men who stood on the winners podiums during the Olympics in 1968 and did the Black Power Salute.

I give this 5 stars.

It is a available on Netflix

Berkeley In The Sixties


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This is a great look at the most progressive college campus during the radical sixties. Interviews with actual protesters who had a hand in the great political rallies that led to the draft protests, the Vietnam War protests, Womens Rights movements and Civil Rights……plus much much more.

I give it  5 stars.

It is available on Netflix

The Rape Of Europa


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This documentary covers a side to Hitler’s crimes that I personally never thought about; the stealing of great works of Art for himself and his Nazi Elite, much of which has never been recovered.

I give it 4 stars.

It is available on Netflix

OUTFOXED


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This is a great inside look at the right wing news network, Fox News. Former and current newscasters and producers tell all about the biased and religious right that runs this show.

I give it 4 stars.

It is available on Netflix

Fog Of War


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The Eleven Lessons of Robert Macnamara is a tell all from the man himself about his years as Secretary of Defense during the Vietnam War, The Cuban Missile Crisis and beyond. You see a man who bares his soul for reckoning, who admits to committing crimes against humanity but offers no regrets. It is an eye opening look into the minds of the men who almost engaged America in Nuclear War, the closest we ever came to it becoming a reality was under Macnamara’s watch.

I give this documentary  5 stars.

It is available on You Tube.

What If God Didn’t Sacrifice His Only Son What If He Punished Him


Let me start by stating the obvious, I am a non-believer. But……what if god didn’t forsake Jesus but Jesus actually forsake god by breaking his commandments and preaching against the words and commandments given to Moses by god? From the get go Jesus comes out saying the way to heaven is through him, that we are to obey him as we obey god. Christians call him the Lord. Now, given the fact that the first two commandments, and to theologians the most important ones, clearly state we are not to worship anyone or anything but god. There you go. Was not Jesus blatantly and defiantly breaking these commandments?

In the New Testament Jesus says that Moses went easy on the Israelites because he understood their sinful nature. Jesus says that if you lust at another mans wife even just with your eyes if you notice her beauty then you have committed adultery. He says that god has sent him to tell them that they need to get to him by way of his son, not the way Moses had told them. He basically throws out Moses’ credentials and says he didn’t do what god told him to do.

God had already commanded the deaths of many people for crimes not much worse than those that Jesus commits. What if god told the leaders of the Jewish Temples to accuse Jesus, what if he told Pontius Pilot to crucify Jesus, what if at the very least he let it happen as punishment for Jesus defying god?

Just a thought.

 

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