Archive for September 4th, 2007

Ahmadinejad Says He Has Proof US Won’t Attack Iran

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sought to justify his confidence the United States will not attack Iran, saying the proof comes from his mathematical skills as an engineer and faith in God, the press reported on Monday.
Ahmadinejad told academics in a speech that elements inside Iran were pressing for compromise in the nuclear standoff with the West over fears the United States could launch a military strike.

“In some discussions I told them ‘I am an engineer and I am examining the issue. They do not dare wage war against us and I base this on a double proof’,” he said in the speech on Sunday, reported by the reformist Etemad Melli and Kargozaran newspapers.

“I tell them: ‘I am an engineer and I am a master in calculation and tabulation.

“I draw up tables. For hours, I write out different hypotheses. I reject, I reason. I reason with planning and I make a conclusion. They cannot make problems for Iran.'”

Ahmadinejad has long expressed pride in his academic prowess. He holds a PhD on transport engineering and planning from Tehran’s Science and Technology University and is the author several of scientific papers.

The deeply religious president said his second reason was: “I believe in what God says.”

“God says that those who walk in the path of righteousness will be victorious. What reason can you have for believing God will not keep this promise.”

Washington has never ruled out taking military action against Tehran, and its tone has sharpened again over the past week with President George W. Bush warning that Iran’s nuclear programme could lead to a “nuclear holocaust.”

Ahmadinejad said that “God willing” one day he would write his memoirs to put the record straight.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has already warned that Iran risks being bombed if the nuclear crisis is not resolved. Ahmadinejad last week brushed off the comments which he said were due to his French counterpart’s inexperience.

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Democrat Hypocrisy

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

Is it just me or does anyone else notice the obvious hypocrisy of the “Global Warming Goons in Washington” (a.k.a. GWGW)? Gore and Edwards continually make emotional pleas to the ‘little people’ to stop flying the friendly skies and sell their SUV’s to go green. The irony here is that they are making these requests from the back seat of a Cadillac Escalade or from 30,000 feet in the air. Anyone who doesn’t see the hypocrisy in that is blind!

A prominent global-warming skeptic is calling Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards a hypocrite for taking a “do as I say, not as I do” approach to protecting the environment.

Charges of hypocrisy have been flying at John Edwards of late after it was revealed the self-described “anti-poverty” warrior had invested millions of dollars in a hedge fund tied to sub-prime lenders who foreclosed on Hurricane Katrina victims. At a recent campaign stop in Florida, he only added fuel to those charges of hypocrisy. Edwards stated that if elected to the White House, he would tell Americans to give up their gas-guzzling SUVs for the sake of the environment.

However, the former North Carolina senator himself owns a sport utility vehicle as well as a truck. Steve Milloy, founder and publisher of JunkScience.com, remarks that if Edwards is going to talk the talk, he must walk the walk.

“He runs around the country saying there’s two Americas — a rich America and a poor America,” notes Milloy. “Well, he’s part of rich America and he wants to pretend he’s actually part of poor America — and it just doesn’t wash. And this SUV comment is just further evidence of the hypocrisy that is John Edwards,” says the publisher.

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Pentagon Endorses Islam, “Stiff-Arms” Christians

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

In case you haven’t noticed, there is a double standard here in One Nation Under God. A Navy chaplain is punished for praying in the name of Jesus, yet a Hindu can stand in front of a group of lawmakers and invoke the “spirits”. “Tolerance” will soon be the death of America.

A Pentagon advisor and national defense analyst says it’s hypocritical for the Pentagon Inspector General’s office to find four generals guilty of misconduct for endorsing a Christian ministry, while saying nothing about military officials who tacitly endorse Islam.

Recently a chaplain from the Army Chief of Chaplain’s office appeared as the keynote speaker at a conference of the Islamic Society of North America. And in 2006, a deputy secretary of defense and the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps opened an Islamic center at Quantico, Virginia, with great fanfare and praise.

But Lt. Col. Bob Maginnis (U.S. Army-Ret.) says while promoting Islam is apparently just fine, four Army generals have been found guilty of using their influence to promote a Pentagon ministry known as the Christian Embassy, started by Campus Crusade for Christ founder Bill Bright.

“I think given the federal government’s stiff-arming of Christian organizations, that this is especially egregious in that they’re showing favoritism toward Islam — which is an incredibly small minority in this country — to the exclusion of [Christianity], which is the vast majority of the country,” says Maginnis. “Now the fact that a senior official has spoken at their conference, as far as I am concerned, means tacit endorsement.”

Maginnis says under the circumstances, the Christian general officers should be cleared of any wrongdoing for their appearance in the video promoting Christian Embassy.

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“Enemies of the State” by Jack Kinsella

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

“Hate is an ugly thing, and its ugliness is well illustrated in its various manifestations on the Internet, including those detailed in this report.”

That was how Jeffery Long, of Elizabethtown College, introduced a report issued by the Hindu American Foundation about what it called ‘hate websites’ on the internet.

“The Internet, this tool of knowledge and communications, is regularly abused, becoming a vehicle for the worst human impulses, as reflected in the pervasiveness of pornographic websites and websites devoted to fomenting hatred and violence against particular religious and ethnic groups,” he wrote.

“Many of the websites described in this report claim to speak from religious perspectives. But is the greatness of traditions like Christianity or Islam served by denigrating Hinduism or spreading false information about it? This report is a wake-up call to all Americans to work for a society in which all religions are respected, and in which the practitioners of all religions can feel safe and included.”

“The proliferation of websites promoting religious hatred is an unfortunate consequence of the universality of access to the internet,” added Vinay Vallabh, a lead author of the report of the foundation.

“We must vigorously identify, condemn and counter those who use the Internet to espouse chauvinism and bigotry over the principles of pluralism and tolerance,” he said.

“As we all know, murderous rampages have been inspired by anti-Semitic and racist websites,” Long continued. “And it is not necessary for a website to exhort its readers to actual, physical violence for it to lead to such violence.”

The report advocates blocking the content of websites judged to be purveyors of “hate speech.”

But the sites that the Hindu American Association identifies as “hate sites” aren’t jihadist or neo-Nazi websites.

They’re Christian websites, including Jan Markell’s Olive Tree Views!

The Hindu-American Report joins a growing pile of similar reports to the Congress, all defining Christianity as the epitome of hate speech. I didn’t bring up the five year-old report as an example of my personal predictive ability.

I did so to make a point. According to the Bible’s outline for the last days, eventually, being a Christian will make one an enemy of the state and subject to capital punishment.

That takes place during the Tribulation, but an entire culture can’t be reeducated overnight to believe that Christianity is a religion of hate. It takes time. But as time goes it, things continue to follow the Bible’s outline to the letter.

Five years ago, the idea of the Bible as ‘hate speech’ was being scoffed at by mainstream Christianity. Today, someone like Jan Markell can be labeled a “hate-monger.”

A lot can happen in five years.

Read the whole article here.

The Devil Aint Dumb

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

I started thinking about this the other day.
In these days of “enlightened” thinking, we don’t hear much about demon possession, visits by the devil and other overt satanic attacks. Mostly they occur in third world countries where “enlightenment” hasn’t quite caught on yet.
Our atheist friends say this is because we are so much more “enlightened” and that the Devil doesn’t exist. He was just a “scare tactic” used by the church to repress the ignorant masses.
What our fine atheist friends fail to realize is that the devil aint dumb.
You see, if the devil was to manifest himself to people, it would prove his existence. Naturally, most logical thinking people will find that the argument in favor of the existence of God just gained significant merit.
And the Devil aint dumb. He knows that as long as people believe that he and God are just really old urban legends, that he can keep “unsaved” people unsaved (meaning doomed to an eternal existence in hell). If he goes and proves his existence, well then people might just start believing there is a God. If they do that, they are probably going to have to reexamine their own mortality and what comes after they die. They might even read the Bible and find out about the whole “salvation through Jesus” thing.
Salvation through Jesus means that people who accept Jesus as their savior don’t have to go to hell. They get to go to heaven and live all eternity with God.
The devil aint dumb. He doesn’t want the “enlightened” people to become “enlightened” about God. So he just stays hidden and spins his lies from “behind the scenes”.
I’d like to believe that most people are smart. I wonder when they are going to be smart enough to see through the devil’s lies and falsehoods?
Want to find out about the “salvation through Jesus” thing? You might start by reading this.

Palestinian Rocket Lands in Israeli Day Care Center

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

The terrorist occupiers of the Holy Land, the Palestinians, continue to attempt to kill innocent Israeli women and children. This time by dropping one of their rockets into the yard of an Israeli day care center.

SDEROT, Israel — A Palestinian rocket landed in a courtyard next to a crowded day care center on Monday, sending panicked mothers scrambling to take their screaming toddlers to safety and bringing warnings of retribution from Israeli leaders.

None of the 15 children at the center was hurt. But frantic parents in Sderot — already furious over the government’s failure to protect them and their children from the near-daily rocket fire — pulled their children out of schools on the second day of the academic year. It was unclear when studies would resume.

The army said seven rockets were fired Monday morning at Sderot, a frequently targeted city just a mile from the Gaza Strip. Islamic Jihad, a radical Palestinian militant group that has fired hundreds of rockets into Israel in recent years, claimed responsibility.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel would show no restraint in its efforts to stem the attacks from Gaza.

“We will not limit ourselves” he told a news conference in Jerusalem, adding that Israel would “do everything to provide better security for the residents [of Sderot].”

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Colorado Student Files Lawsuit Over Commencement Speech That Mentioned Jesus

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

Some schools have not yet figured out that they are the ones breaking the law by prohibiting the exercise of people’s religion.

DENVER — A student who said she was told she wouldn’t get her diploma unless she apologized for a commencement speech in which she mentioned Jesus has filed a lawsuit alleging her free speech rights were violated.

The school district contends its actions were “constitutionally appropriate.”

Erica Corder was one of 15 valedictorians at Lewis-Palmer High School in 2006. All were invited to speak for 30 seconds at the graduation ceremony. When it was Corder’s turn, she encouraged the audience to get to know Jesus Christ.

Corder had not included those remarks during rehearsals.

Corder’s lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court, said Principal Mark Brewer told her to prepare a public apology or she would not receive her diploma. She was still allowed to graduate.

The lawsuit said Brewer would not give Corder her diploma until she included a sentence saying, “I realize that, had I asked ahead of time, I would not have been allowed to say what I did.” Corder received her diploma after complying.

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