Category Archives: Modern Culture

A Bus Full of Children Set Ablaze

This is unbelievably evil.

An Italian bus driver of Senegalese descent was arrested on Wednesday after hijacking his own vehicle and setting it on fire, allegedly threatening to kill more than 50 children on board whose hands he had bound.

The 47-year-old man said he was acting in revenge for the thousands of migrants, many of them African, who have drowned in the Mediterranean in recent years while trying to reach Europe from Libya. “No one will survive,” he said, according to police. “He shouted ‘Stop the deaths at sea, I’ll carry out a massacre’,” said Marco Palmieri, a police spokesman. The man, named as Ousseynou Sy, was driving 51 children from their middle school near the city of Cremona to a sporting event when he started making threats, brandishing a knife.

In an ordeal that lasted around 40 minutes, he started driving towards nearby Milan. He rammed the bus into cars on a busy highway before it came to a stop at a roadblock set up by police. He then doused it in petrol and set it on fire. Police smashed the windows of the vehicle to allow the children to escape.

That will certainly make people want more immigrants… won’t it….

She Let Her 96 Year old Dad Live in a House with over 700 Rats

And that’s why there’s a hell.

Schadenfreude

Antivaxxers….  Such loons.

A Layperson’s Guide to How the Bible Is Written

Sounds intriguing.

Hendrickson Publishers Blog

By Tirzah Frank, Assistant Editor

In How the Bible Is Written, Gary Rendsburg unpacks the literary devices behind the Hebrew Bible (a.k.a. the Old Testament). He delves into how the ancient Israelite literati (to borrow his term) used alliteration, wordplay, repetition with variation, style-switching, and other devices to deliver the biblical narrative in effective and beautiful ways. For readers who’ve typically approached the Bible for its moral teachings and historical information rather than its artistry, Rendsburg provides an exciting new lens for better understanding and appreciating the Old Testament.

Why It’s Easy to Overlook the Literary Nature of the Bible

I never thought very much about how the Bible is written. Why and when, sure. And I’ve studied the overarching narrative structure and the connections between the Old and New Testaments, because those aspects come through in an English translation. But I was never exposed to the specific…

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White Evangelicals Continue to Support Trump

69% of white evangelical Protestants said in a January survey they approved of the way Trump is handling his job as president. Other religious groups, however, are more divided in their views of the president. pewrsr.ch/2HBRW60

What this shows is that 1) white ‘evangelicals’ support Trump because they like what he stands for.  Let that sink in.  And 2) white ‘evangelicals’ really have no idea what the Bible says or what Jesus taught.

This means, 3), that white ‘evangelicals’ are nothing more than Christians in name only.

America: The Land of Less Faith

“Never” attend religious services rose to 30% of the US public while “no religion” identification inched up to 23% on the 2018 [religion survey]; in 1994, it was 16% never attend & 9% have no religion. – Max Grossman

Amen

Thank you, Ralph-

[divine judgment] “shal come upon you as a Whirlwind, & overtake you as a Thief in the night, and when you cry peace, then shall destruction upon destruction come suddenly, and you shall not escape; torment shall take hold upon you; and anguish shall seise upon your inward parts; a fire shall be kindled in your bowels for ever, which shall burn, and none shall quench it.” Humphrey Smith (Quaker), 1658.

Part Time Christianity isn’t Christianity

If you’re one of the many Americans who call themselves Christians, but you can pick it up and put it on on Sunday and drop it off on Monday morning, or at the voting booth, or at the grocery store, or at the Doctor’s office, or at your job in city hall, or anywhere else, then you need to hear the truth: you aren’t a Christian.

Christianity can’t be taken off and put back on.  It is permanent.  If it isn’t, it isn’t authentic faith.  If you aren’t a Christian all of the time, if your faith doesn’t guide your every moment (even if you fail to live up to it in certain moments), then it isn’t real faith.

You’re fooling yourself, or lying to yourself, if you’ve managed to get to the point in your life where you think otherwise.

Signs of the Times

Joel Osteen’s Most Honest Book

Trump Supporters Want Him to become a Dictator

There is so much of the cult mentality among these people.

Jess Hilarious Isn’t, But She is a Racist

You know her- she’s the woman who had a hissy fit so loud that she got four decent Sikhs kicked off a flight when by all rights she is the one that should have been removed.

And she’s not alone in her absurd racism against Sikhs.

On Sunday afternoon, Instagram comedian Jess Hilarious posted a set of Instagram videos that have since been deleted. In them, Jess identifies four Sikhs on her flight and says their presence makes her feel “threatened.”

In one of the videos that has been preserved, she zooms in on a Sikh man boarding in front of her, inhales audibly to indicate her fear and asks, “Where you going? Where are you going?!” The flight was later deplaned (for yet unknown reasons), and Jess posted in follow-up videos that the Sikhs did not return to the plane.

Read the whole and don’t be a racist jerk like Jess.

Either Their Bible Doesn’t Have Hebrews in it Or They Just Don’t Care What the Bible Says

Either way, a Christian absent from worship is no Christian.

Signs of the Times

I Just Don’t Understand Why We Have to Mimic Everything the World Does…

Why?

Are we so bereft of thought and ideas that we have to copy anything and everything?

It Is Imperative that Christians in America Learn to Resist Nationalism and Racism

And we need to learn it from those good Germans who resisted nationalism and racism in the 30’s and 40′s.

And we need to learn it before it’s too late. If it isn’t already.

You Can’t Call Yourself a Leader if You Don’t Lead by Example

I’m a “church leader” who doesn’t really go to church, declares a chap who also writes I love the church. It’s harder to love specific congregations.

Bad news, sparky, but you don’t love the Church if you don’t love specific congregations.  Ethereal ‘love’ isn’t love, it’s a notion one holds onto when one doesn’t want to love in deed but just in word.

Saying that one is a church leader when one immediately then says one doesn’t attend is akin to someone saying I’m a singer who doesn’t carry a tune or  I’m a mechanic but I never work on cars. I’m a doctor, but I don’t see patients. I’m a shoe salesman but i don’t work at a shoe store.  In sum, it is an empty claim.

I don’t think my wife and I need a church to be perfect. What we’re seeking is just enough: just enough community, just enough worshipful spirit, just enough truth. But I’m starting to realize that to find this, I need to look inward first.

Me church is for you then.  Attend here and you’ll fit right in.  It’s where all the people who want to fancy themselves real Christians attend while simultaneously they do as little as they can to live like believers and set an example for other believers.

‘Trend’? As in More than One Idiot is Doing This?

The world needs to end.  And, by the way, evolution is a lie.  If evolution were true, these idiots would have been weeded out of the gene pool millennia ago.

Everyone Makes the World a Better Place

Some make it a better place when they come into it and live a life that brings peace and comfort to the lives of those around them; and some make it better when they die, leaving behind a life lived in selfishness, greed, and the mere accumulation of wealth.

Every person decides, by the living of their life, whether the world is better because they are in it or better when they leave it.

Rep. Andrew McDaniel of Missouri is a Moron

…a ploy to bait the left‘.  What does it say of a person who does something despicable to make a point?   It says they are incapable of rational thought, of reason, and that they should never be allowed to hold public office. It says they are a moron.  Mr McDaniel is a moron.

Read the whole report.  Here’s the interesting bit

Soon, McDaniel was forced to clarify that he didn’t — technically speaking — support his own bills, at least not as written.

He wants the tax credits for firearms purchases, but that part about requiring everyone to own a gun? It was a tactic to try to bait the left.

“I wanted the media and the other side to jump on it, to show that our Second Amendment rights are under attack,” McDaniel said. “I don’t actually support mandates, hardly ever.”

But he didn’t expect the national media to get involved, a development that has cast a harsh light on his efforts, he said, because of the timing of the mosque attacks in New Zealand. He called the massacre, which left 50 people dead, “horrific” and said he “should have known” that the media would seize on his legislation in the wake of a tragedy. It’s true, he acknowledged, that his intention had been to elicit breathless coverage in the press, but only from “local news organizations,” he said.

What a prattish tool.  America deserves better politicians than this.  Or maybe it doesn’t.  Maybe this kind of moronic thinking is precisely what this gun loving immigrant hating godless God forsaken country deserves, in spades.