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Cowards Will Say Anything

Amidst the outpouring of disgust against Lt. Governor, Dan Patrick’s statement of “you reap what you so” comment on Twitter, was likely to be found some comments which make reasonable sense.  Patrick is a politician of hatred, caused by stubborn ignorance in believing traditionalist beliefs in the scriptures, rather than attempting to seek wisdom.  He has a finger pointed at the LGBT community, with three pointed back at himself.  Only God makes the final say and anyone else who judges is nothing but a self-righteous coward trying to help him or her to feel better about their own irregularities by trashing others.

I suppose that Patrick believes the African-Americans in that church in Charleston “reaped what they sowed” as a hateful white man gunned them down?  I suppose the little elementary school kids at Sandy Hook “reaped what they sowed” as a hateful man gunned them down?  What about the other attacks of AMERICAN terrorism i this nation?  The victims in each case “reaped what they sowed?”

What makes this tragedy far worse is that the religion from which the killer apparently came believes they are not “cowards” and are actually praised by Allah.  In a civilized world with a belief in a loving God, people like this killer are considered cowards.

What about the LGBT community in all of this?  Unlike the people in Charleston, LGBT are able to HIDE themselves.  The bigots do not attack them due to a different color of skin.  Perhaps Archbishop Akinola of Nigeria needs to understand this and be a real Christian, not bowing to Muslim beliefs out of fear.  And the same can be said of white people living in African nations like Kenya and Nigeria (and other areas).  In all these situations, people cannot change the color of their skin.  However, LGBT people can live in denial of who they are and therefore find safety from hateful people.

In the end, men and women can kill the body, but they cannot kill the soul.  Will God judge cowards – deceptive ones – worse than those who are honest about the way GOD MADE THEM?  None of us know for certain the answer to this question.  But I place my bets that only a loving God would have created the beauty of this earth, including the beauty of human beings, made in God’s image.  And a loving God would not condone awful things against other human beings, as often wrongly portrayed in the “Old Testament” by legends and myths of men who reported life the way it was in those ancient times.  I really do not believe that God condones the killing of babies in the name of God. I really do not believe that God condones the killing of LGBT in the name of God, either.

Evil hateful men and women will stop at nothing to prove their point that they work “in the name of God.”  I said EVIL, did I not?  They follow the ways of Satan the devil, with whom Jesus Christ resisted temptation while confined with the evil person in the dessert.  Pat Robertson makes money from hate and evil and pretends its about Jesus Christ.  Indeed, Robertson is the Anti-Christ.  Of whom does Robertson really hold animosity?  After Hurricane Katrina, he announced. and many stubbornly ignorant folks swallowed what he said, that New Orleans was destroyed due to homosexuality.  Yet, what were the facts about that hurricane?  Katrina had silently crept over South Florida with virtually little or no damage.  Where is there a larger population of LGBT? New Orleans or South Florida and the Keys?  Yet, Robertson convinced a whole bunch of gullible stubbornly ignorant folks that New Orleans was destroyed due to homosexuality.  He never bothered to explain why South Florida was “spared?”

Perhaps it’s a case of – “okay folks, go after the homosexuals first.”  Then when homosexuals are destroyed, “okay folks, go after people with a different skin color.”  Then when they are destroyed, Robertson and other hateful folks (jihadists in both the Christian and Muslim religions), selling hatred which emanates from the Devil, will keep going after innocent folks, until they go after ME who remained complacent in it all.  Who will be there for me?

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Dana Loesch

Dana Loesch needs to be challenged and I am one ready for the debate.  But will anyone allow that, or do we have to continue to listen to only one side of every issue without considering there might be some other facts and issues overlooked?

Dana Loesch:  “the godless left.”

Dana, you ignorant slut.  First, you point your finger at a group of people – in stubborn ignorance.  Remember, there are several fingers pointing back at you.

Godless left.  Let’s see.  Some of us supposed “left” believe in the gospels of Jesus Christ and believe that the words of the gospels trump (whoops!  I don’t want to use that word!) – er – negate – negate the words of Paul when there is a conflict.

Conflict!  Conflict!  Conflict!  Paul says “bad associations spoil useful habits.”  Jesus spent a great deal of his time with the dregs of society – “bad association.”  He never would have convinced the hated tax collector, Matthew, to join with Jesus, had Jesus NOT spent time with “bad associations” and remained strong in faith.  Christ was criticized for spending time with Samaritans and lepers and what not.  Today, those with AIDS are considered by pompous people who CALL themselves right wing christians to be, “bad associations.”  Same with transgendered and gay people.  Considered by pompous self-righteous right-wing religionists to be “bad associations,” transgendered and gay people are being attacked – by the likes of Dana Loesch, too.  Dana – you ignorant slut.  You stubbornly ignorant slut because you REFUSE to discuss the issues and do what is basic to our society – synthesize facts which just might not measure up to your own mis-guided interpretations of life.

Conflict! Conflict! Conflict!  Paul said something about men with the same sex.  Jesus Christ never said a word condemning Jonathan’s love of David and Naomi and Ruth.  Jesus also chose NOT to quote the same Hebrew texts which Paul quoted.  And if Jesus Christ quoted Sodom and Gomorrah, it was to inform us that God does not like building walls against aliens – strangers – because God does not tolerate the raping of men AND women in violent acts which put to shame those who visited Sodom and Gomorrah – the “strangers” … the “immigrants.”  If Jesus Christ had quoted from Genesis 19, he was telling us that God hates violent acts of rape.  Period.  Compare Genesis 19 to Judges 19.  In Judges 19, a rape REALLY occurs.  Rape is THREATENED at Genesis, but it does not occur.  And, so.  Tell me, Ms. Right Wing ignorant slut, that God approves of raping and killing women – because GOD never intervened in the story at Judges 19, where a woman was raped and murdered.  It makes no sense to me that God would interfere in an act at Sodom and Gomorrah where rape was only THREATENED, but not at the story at Judges 19.  Makes no sense, Ms. ignorant slut.

And, Ms. Ignorant Slut, Dana Loesch.  Tell me.  Do you support the once-enforced Dixie Jim Crow Laws (until the Federal government stepped in) when a white MAJORITY subjected a black MINORITY to lynchings and unequal treatment?  People voted for those laws – except the minority.  And when a black person wanted services at a restaurant or other business, they were denied, according to the Jim Crow laws.  Because if you support a baker who denies service to a gay couple getting married, you support Jim Crow Laws.  And stubbornly ignorant folks used the Bible to justify those laws, which are false interpretations.  Deceit and being false against the word of God.  That’s blasphemy.  But it’s preached, along with hate based on STUBBORN IGNORANCE, in right-wing churches.

I ask.  Who really are the “godless” ones?  I see left-wing people who reject religious organizations which don’t preach the truth.  But they don’t reject God.  Amen and Allelujah!  So, Ms. Ignorant Slut, Dana Loesch, be careful what you preach because you might be struck by lightning.

Bibsinger

Speaking for a PROGRESSIVE AMERICA and HUMANITY AND CIVILIZATION, not stubborn ignorance which leads to hatred and a fascist government of the mob, not the people.

False Judgments

Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:  1 – 17; Deuteronomy 5: 4 – 21

  1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
  2. Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image.
  3. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD the GOD in vain.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
  5. Honour thy father and thy mother.
  6. Thou shall not kill.
  7. Thou shall not commit adultery.
  8. Thou shall not steal.
  9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
  10. Thou shalt not covet.

My colleagues and I who are professionals in education have been rendered with “false witness against thy neighbor.”  By whom?  Rick Scott and many who proclaim they “have Jesus!”  Plus others who don’t.

My grandmother said, “judge not lest you be judged.”  So, Nanna, when false judgments are hurled at me and my professional colleagues, am I to remain stalwart in following what you advised me to do?

I COULD make some judgments here, after having false judgments passed on me.  I did not pass judgment on Rick Scott at the beginning, just made certain I got my butte to the voting booth, recognizing, unlike many who did not and are now complaining, the importance of voting.  But later, when I listened to Rick Scott’s friends lambast faculty at Palm Beach State College, I could not resist in joining the crowds who insist Rick Scott has also thumbed his nose at Commandment number 8.  Has he?  As with the lawyers of Jesus Christ’s days, we face manipulation of the truth.  I suppose Jesus Christ had no basis for calling these people “hypocrites?”  I guess I should say no more and plead the fifth!

Hypocrites and deception fall under, when you remove the sex part, Commandment number 7.  Adultery IS deception.  Our sex-crazed world gets too tied up with the sex part and cannot recognize the deception part.  Rick Scott does not measure up well with Commandment number 7, either – with regard to DECEPTION and NOT speaking about sex.

We hope the man did not commit an offense contrary to Commandment number 6.

OK.  Sometimes I am not so good with Commandment number 3, even when I think I am getting away with something when I say, OMG!  Or GD – the worse!  Then again, is GD like saying, “Gee whiz” or “golly gee!”  or “darn it all?”  I know nothing about how Rick Scott handles this commandment.

Commandment number 2.  Society does too much of this one and Rick Scott is no exception.  The same can be said of number 10.  Materialism and “keeping up with the Joneses!”  Envy, jealousy, pride.  1 Timothy emphasizes the “love of money” as the “root” of “evil” or “all kinds of injurious things.”  Is this not like making a “graven image?”  Worship of money rather than GOD?  I think so.  Where does Rick Scott, the man who BOUGHT his election, stand on this one?

Also Commandment 1.  “No other gods.”  Rick Scott and his tea party “gods” of the Koch brothers and others.  Fleshly “gods” are more important to Rick Scott than the true God.  More important than the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Whoops!  There I go… making a judgment.  Sorry Nanna!

Douglas Cornwell

Tioga Herald

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