WAR IS HELL – DO KILLINGS SOLVE ISSUES, or just tip the balance of power from one criminally insane, psychotic narcissist, to another? The answer litters the pages of our history books. So – where are the recognizable signs of “evolution?” Do we ever learn, or is war and oppression the default settings governments resort to when they cannot get what they want, or are trying to keep what demands to disappear in order for mankind to make progress?
A bit dramatic, but nonetheless true. (WARNING : some graphic images).
Since the last massive attack on Gaza by Israel in 2014, I have been very conflicted as an Israel-loving believer: I found that I was rationalizing a true massacre happening across the world from Canada, into an eschatological biblical frame that had been part of the Christian narrative for as long as I remember. Then I saw the images, I heard the cries, I stood in disbelief that I could have fragmented at this point.
I prayed that my eyes would be opened, and my heart to be softened toward the poor in this world, both those in our midst (look around) and those knocking on our doors (look abroad). I longed for the Spirit of Jesus to infuse me with His light and with His peace, so that I would not fear fear itself, but receive and give His peace, for He doesn’t give peace like the world does (through force, violence, bribe or compromise).
Compassion toward the Jewish people has never wavered in me. But something else had taken place with it, an uneasy blanket acceptance of any and all acts of violence committed toward the Palestinians for decades. Only recently have I started to understand the tragedy that was developing inside my heart and mind – I was seeing people as symbols, not as human beings. Tragically, that is something I had been priding myself of not doing, yet here I am…
So I started watching, listening, really trying to see things from the population’s perspective, rather than FOX, CNN, Al Jazeera, Hamas, Abou Mazen, etc. Certainly there has been much criticism toward Israel, but mainly in a right and wrong paradigm. However there is more to the situation than we could ever dream to partition correctly. I needed to plunge into the human experience, something impossible to do myself, but I could listen to others who had.
There has been a groundswell across denominations for the past 15 to 20 years, a de-numbing of faculties in the Body of Christ. Between those who left traditional churches when it was perceived as a sign of apostasy (also known as backsliding), and those who haven’t ever considered to, there is a world of misunderstanding. Despite having about 25 years of Internet archives about so many individual stories, and more recently dozens of books and blogs brilliantly addressing this exodus from the perspective of those doing the leaving – the good and the bad – there are no excuses left to stay ignorant.
Those who decide to go all frontal KJV on anyone expressing disgust or profound dissatisfaction with the way the family of Jesus is handling itself in the world today, usually have a very academic and static view of salvation and church, and they find comfort in it. Their first mistake is to expect every other Christian to agree with their particular doctrines and social views, including political, where WWJD usually refers to morality and patriotism.
But it’s too late – we’re not asking permission, we’re not feeling guilty, heck we actually miss church! But the compromise with our inner discovery of intimacy with God, and learning to love beyond expectation of performance or salvation scalps, was not negotiable anymore. And over the past few years, it has become evident that the Christian Hollywood of Evangelicalism, Prophetic Movement, Dominionism and Prosperity Hustlers are being shaken. People are asking too many questions, needing time to think them through in a conversation with God, and away from screaming banshees populating some of our pulpits and airwaves.
I see this shaking as healthy and full of promise of life and light for the world around believers who surrender to the pruning of sacred cows (now there’s a picture…).
But too many people DEMAND evidences of results from a journey not understood completely by its pilgrims, let alone its opponents. The best way to get answers is to do the leg work – read blogs, expose your understanding to ideas published, scour the Internet for blogs, videos, sermons, etc. where questions are considered and answered. Continue reading →
:: HOW AMERICA HELPED START THE FIRE in the third-world ::
I do not like what I see here, it is horrifying… but a lot of dots get connected. A plot to create a New World Order requires strategic allies (puppets) in power in countries that have the richest natural resources, that allow the proliferation of US army bases all over the world, creating an effective network of offensive and defensive weaponry. This video reportage gives me pause. Who reports on current events with the help of this narrative? How involved are the members of this government administration? Is Obama trying to turn this around, or to bring it home? Time will tell, but it gives me another perspective on the current events. These people must enjoy the Republican race, and anything else distracting us…
Canadian Family Law and the CAS (Children Aid Society)
(An article I wrote in the early 2000s as we worked to support a friend who lost her children through the CAS in Ontario, and her newborn from a second marriage while in Nova Scotia. Research I did revealed incredible inequities, and those who spoke up were crushed by the system).
Many Canadians have found themselves in the crossfire of laws that are intended to protect, but turn out to reveal the greatest flaw our system can hold, which is rarely acknowledged: a law is as good as the people interpreting it.The implications of this reality could revolutionize our society… if we would but take it into account when we consider real people running into real problems because of it.
Although confused and even innocently interchanged in our minds, “justice” and “righteousness” are not really synonymous in our country. And nowhere else is it more wretchedly enacted as in Family Law, where children are concerned. Parents divorce, and too often the children are also forced to divorce one parent. The Children’s Aid Society’s mandate is to protect children, and represent their best interest. So is the mandate of parents, by the law of nature. A law too often ignored. Continue reading →
(I share this in the hope that we will (hopefully) find ways to think outloud together at some point, and connect with a more Christlike narrative and attitude toward the turmoil we find ourselves in on the threshold of 2016.
Reacting to fear-mongering by having a message that is opposite to the discourse of alarmist politicians and media, is not entirely what will help this generation defeat the IDEOLOGY of Islam, among other things. But by the look of things, we are potentially entering decades of darkness, where we will need the higher eternal values of love and hope. We need to be able to preserve these, and move in our generation with open eyes and lucidly surrendered hearts).
QUOTE: “In August 2003, Anis Shorrosh, a Christian Arab-American who emigrated from Arab-controlled Jerusalem in January 1967 and author of ”Islam Revealed” and ”The True Furqan,” wrote an analysis of Islam’s invasion of America, and the agenda of Islamists and visible methods to take over America by the year 2020,” and asked ”Will Americans continue to sleep through this invasion as they did when we were attacked on 9/11?” Shorrosh is a member of the Oxford Society of Scholars, has traveled in 76 countries, and is a lecturer and producer of TV documentaries. ”Islam Revealed” is a bestseller in its eighth printing (as of August 2003).
Radical Muslims demand the right to run their own local Shariah tribunals, DELIVERING & EXECUTING sentences, in America, Europe, everywhere they gather in communities…
THIS WOULD REQUIRE
– an enforcable Shariah Legal Code;
– a State-approved operating tribunal with Shariah judges assigning guilt or innocence;
– judges would have right to deliver sentences and order punishment to be executed, often in public (to serve as deterrent/example);
– Shariah-mandated executioners,
– enforcing a separate legislation to the people in their district, regardless of religion or beliefs;
– a Shariah police force patrolling the area and giving citations or arresting Muslims and non-Muslims alike, forcing them to appear in their court to be judged (more than likely without non-Muslim legal representation), etc.
What this means is that this kind of Islam would operate as a political state government – NOT A RELIGION.
PSA: STILL, IT IS NO REASON OR EXCUSE TO HARASS MUSLIMS (OR PEOPLE YOU THINK MAY BE MUSLIMS BECAUSE OF THEIR SKIN COLOR) ON THE STREET OR ANYWHERE ELSE – . DON’T DO IT! 🙂
The galaxy is beaming with bio-electricity. This life is nothing short of a condensing evolution of sublime serenity. We are in the midst of an archetypal condensing of transformation that will open up the quantum cycle itself.
Wanderer, look within and beckon yourself. If you have never experienced this harmonizing devoid of self, it can be difficult to believe. It can be difficult to know where to begin.
Yes, it is possible to disrupt the things that can obliterate us, but not without stardust on our side. You may be ruled by delusion without realizing it. Do not let it disrupt the richness of your vision quest. Discontinuity is born in the gap where insight has been excluded.
We can no longer afford to live with discontinuity. The complexity of the present time seems to demand a condensing of our hopes if we are going to survive. Without hope, one cannot reflect.
The quantum cycle is approaching a tipping point.
As you self-actualize, you will enter into infinite joy that transcends understanding. You will soon be aligned by a power deep within yourself — a power that is magical, holistic. Feng shui may be the solution to what’s holding you back from a staggering vision of coherence.
Eons from now, we adventurers will dream like never before as we are re-energized by the cosmos. We must recreate ourselves and inspire others. This path never ends.
I did not write this, a machiiiiine did. I may hire it from time to time to disrupt potential static… !