Obama Slyly Maneuvers for Socialism

From an article at Newsmax

(Hat tip to Tim Birdnow at Birdblog for this lead.)

President Obama showed his hand this week when The New York Times wrote that he is considering converting the stock the government owns in our country’s banks from preferred stock, which it now holds, to common stock.

This seemingly insignificant change is momentous. It means that the federal government will control all of the major banks and financial institutions in the nation. It means socialism.

The Times dutifully dressed up the Obama plan as a way to avoid asking Congress for more money for failing banks. But the implications of the proposal are obvious to anyone who cares to look.

So, if Obama gets away with this, it will mean that at a stroke of the pen the USA will have become a socialist country – no longer a democracy or republic as your founders envisioned it.

I’ve been watching since Obama has become President and have been appalled at just swiftly the USA is heading towards becoming a tyranny.  It seems to me from reading around the blogs and the forums I visit that quite a few people are aware of whats happening but feel powerless to do anything about it.   But we should, by prayer and actions that speak from repentance towards God.   Most other actions done apart from that may be good from a purely human point of view but are still just a band aid without that spiritual dimension added.   I mean, the whole reason your country, and the UK, and us here in Australia (all in the same sinking boat) are in such trouble is because we turned away from God in the first place.  And to add to our judgement all our administrations are turning more and more against Israel, which is a sure road to full judgement from God.  We need to be active in whatever way we can that may delay God’s judgement against us all, and in the end only repentance can do that.

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Dignity of plants???

You just can’t make this stuff up..

The Swiss federal government’s ethics committee on non-human biotechnology has mapped out guidelines to help granting agencies decide which research applications deeply offend the dignity of plants–and hence become unfundable.

Although most people might be bewildered that a discussion on how to define ‘plant dignity’ should be taking place at all, the stakes for Swiss plant scientists are high. The Gene Technology Law, which came into effect in 2004, stipulates that ‘the dignity of creatures’ should be considered in any research. The phrase has been widely criticized for its general woolliness, but it indisputably includes plants.

All plant biotechnology grant applications must now include a paragraph explaining the extent to which plant dignity is considered. “But scientists don’t know what it means,” says Beat Keller of the
Institute of Plant Biology at the University of Zurich who is running the first field trial–of disease-resistant corn (maize)–to be approved under the new legislation.

Wesley’s comment is right on the money….

In one sense, I think the Science Establishment asked for this. It has been a prime mover in seeking to stamp out human exceptionalism as the reigning ethic of society. Well, this is what happens when we lose our self concept as a species of unique importance. Once we are knocked off the pedestal, all fauna and flora get thrown into the mix of “creatures” entitled to “rights,” even to the point that human beings are the world’s villains in some eyes. We are, in effect, eating our own tails as we move from human rights, to animal rights, and now plant “dignity.” This is beyond satirizing and, if we are not careful, can stop our own flourishing in its tracks.

What was it our Lord commanded?   Oh, yes, that’s right – it was

And God blessed them. And God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply and fill the earth, and subdue it. And have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the heavens, and all animals that move upon the earth.   [Gen 1:28]

It just proves once more what a mess man gets himself into when he leaves God out of the picture.

First-Ever: First-Temple Building Remains Found Near Temple Mt.

This is quite an important archaeological find, especially since Islam is constantly these days pushing their propaganda that the Temple never existed.

 Excerpt: 

The Israel Antiquities Authority announces the first time in the history of the archaeological research of Jerusalem that building remains from the First Temple period have been exposed so close to the Temple Mount – on the eastern slopes of the Upper City.

A rich layer of finds from the latter part of the First Temple period (8th-6th centuries B.C.E.) has been discovered in archaeological rescue excavations near the Western Wall plaza.  The dig is being carried out in the northwestern part of the Western Wall plaza, near the staircase leading up towards the Jaffa Gate.

Recall Notice

I think I may have posted this one before, but I’m too lazy to search and see.

Even if I had, it’s so good it’s worth posting again.

RECALL NOTICE!

The Maker of all human beings is recalling all units manufactured,regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart.

This is due to malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units.

This defect has been technically termed “Sub sequential Internal Non-morality,” or more commonly known as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed.

Some other symptoms:
1. Loss of direction
2. Foul vocal emissions
3. Amnesia of origin
4. Lack of peace and joy
5. Selfish, or violent behaviour
6. Depression or confusion in the mental component
7 Fearfulness
8. Idolatry
9. Rebellion

The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory authorised repair and service free of charge to correct this S.I.N. defect.

The Repair Technician, JESUS, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee required.

The number to call in all areas is: P-R-A-Y-E-R.

Once connected, please upload your burden of S.I.N. through the REPENTANCE procedure.

Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, JESUS, into the heart component.

No matter how big or small the S.I.N. defect is, JESUS will replace it with:
1. Love
2. Joy
3. Peace
4. Patience
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Faithfulness
8. Gentleness
9. Self control

Please see the operating manual, the B.I.B.L.E. (Believers Instructions Before Leaving Earth), for further details on the use of these fixes.

WARNING:
Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction voids any manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list and will result in the human unit being permanently impounded.

For free emergency service, call on JESUS.

DANGER: The human being units not responding to this recall action will have to be scrapped in the furnace. The S.I.N. defect will not be permitted to enter Heaven, so as to prevent contamination of that facility.

Thank you for your attention!
GOD

PS. Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important recall notice!

Atheists Evolved From Chickens

From Ray Comfort’s blog comes an excellent observation. An excerpt, as follows:

If you are an atheist, I hope I’m ruffling your feathers. I want to get under your skin and ask why you don’t have the courage to even whisper to Moslems what you keep shouting at Christians. Prove me wrong. Get onto a Moslem website and tell them that you don’t believe their god exists. Do your little “I don’t believe in Zeus” thing. Tell them they believe a myth. Talk about Mohammed as you do Jesus (use lower case for Mohamed). Do your “I don’t believe in the flying spaghetti monster” thing. Tell them that we weren’t made by a god (lower case), but that they evolved from primates (that will go down well). Also, let them know in no uncertain terms that the Koran is full of mistakes (give some examples), and that their mosques are full of hypocrites.

You wouldn’t dare, because you are chicken-livered. You know that they are not like Christians. Despite the “anonymity” of your little chicken coop, they would come after you to lop off your head. And when they find you, you would fall on your knees and be praying to God for help, quicker than I can move a fly swat . . . and I’m pretty quick. So, think about what you are doing, and think about how much you value your life. Then think about what we are telling you. Think.

Ray is right, the God and Christ haters know darn well we as Christians are not going to react as the Muslims might well do. They know they can get away with spewing invective. They know we will, if we are seeking to follow Christ, we’ll try to live in the way Christ would have us do, in a far more loving manner than many Muslims would. Most of these ‘brave’ atheists would not dare provoke the followers of Islam.

Many atheists, despite their claim to be making a rational case for there being no God, react irrationally when challenged – more like someone from a cult. They won’t be challenged and won’t even think upon the fact that they might be wrong. There are exceptions of course, genuine seekers after the truth. I’ve all the time in the world for them. No, in my opinion, atheists choose not to believe in God for a specific reason – which is so they do not have to responsible to Him and can live as in as ungodly a manner as they choose. Or in terms of human goodness they may do well, but that does not come anywhere near God’s expectations, which is holiness. No, the choice to not believe despite all evidence to the contrary, is for one reason only, one that we all have been guilty of. Rebellion, pure and simple. We all want our own way, to be our own gods, and God’s requirements interfere with that.

The secret curse of Hollywood ‘stars’

by David Kupelian

Yesterday (and today) we’ve been hearing nonstop almost about the tragic (which it is) death of Heath Ledger, who incidentally was born here in Perth. The sheer worship of Hollywood stars is very disquieting to say the least, when we realise that these people are getting the worship that is due to God. By that I don’t mean that God should receive the kind of crazy adulation that people give to these celebrities – but that it’s a case of people willing to worship anything and everything except the one true God of the Bible. No wonder these people become mucked up and become ultra leftwing moonbats – it takes a strong minded person to resist this kind of adulation and constantly being told by their managers as to how great they are. What they become is exactly the opposite of what they need – the ability to look at themselves honestly.

Some excerpts from David Kupelians article

Elvis Presley was undoubtedly the most worshipped man on earth. He had wealth beyond imagining and was literally idolized by millions worldwide. Yet at age 42, full of inner conflict – evident in his drug addiction, weight gain and increasing isolation – his legendary drug use finally caught up with him. In fact, during the last year of Presley’s life, 1977, one physician alone reportedly prescribed 10,000 hits of amphetamines, barbiturates, narcotics, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, laxatives and hormones for “the king.”

For every self-destructive superstar who dies such a sad, early death, there are hundreds of Hollywood celebrities who live profoundly dysfunctional, conflict-ridden lives. Drug and alcohol abuse are commonplace and divorce almost the norm. Yet these people seem to possess everything most of us secretly covet – talent, fame, good looks, wealth, adoration.

So what goes wrong? What secret curse afflicts them?

I don’t wish to oversimplify. Each case has certain unique contributing factors, such as, in Garland’s case, the fact that as a child star she was routinely given amphetamines to get her going and barbiturates to help her to sleep. This obviously played an important role in the addiction and tragedy that were to come later in life.

Yet, there is one powerful dynamic – rarely discussed – that is common to virtually all dysfunctional Hollywood celebrities, and which does indeed become a curse to them.

The short answer,” claim the authors, “is ego. Insatiable ego. Constantly massaged ego. 24-hour-a-day concierge ego. 400-thread-count linen at the five-star luxury dog kennel ego. Trading in your pre-fame spouse for a world-class model ego.”

What does it take to be a superstar? According to Breitbart and Ebner:

… Every celebrity, by design and necessity, is a narcissist. The desire to become a star requires an incredible appetite for attention and approval. To achieve fame and its accoutrements takes laser-like focus and a nearly commendable ability to stay self-centered in the service of the dream. Maintaining celebrity is a 24-hour-a-day process requiring a full-time staff to solidify the star’s place at the top of the social pecking order. An impenetrable ring of “yes” creatures – including assistants, publicists, managers, agents, hair and make-up artists, stylists, lifestyle consultants, Pilates instructors, cooks, drivers, nannies, schedulers and other assorted caretakers – work round-the-clock to feed the star’s absurd sense of entitlement. Celebrities focus on the minutiae of self all the time – and they make sure that no distractions like airplane reservation snafus or colicky babies interrupt this singular focus. This often extremely lucrative self-obsession invariably becomes downright pathological. … Massive ego and narcissism may be the primary ingredients for achieving and maintaining Hollywood success, but they are also the No. 1 cause of the grandiose foibles in their storied, disastrous personal lives. The full-time job of parenting requires absolute selflessness. In contrast, the full-time job of celebrity requires absolute selfishness. The two by definition do not naturally co-exist. Yet, because of their fame, money and social power, stars somehow think they can defy the odds and maintain a high level of professional success, and still raise healthy families in the process.

No wonder so much rotten fruit is hanging from the dysfunctional celebrity family tree.

After all, you have to admit, it’s just crazy what we do: We take these people who sing songs, or tell jokes, or who make their living by acting like heroes, pretending to be something they’re not, and repeating lines others have written for them – and then we worship them. We call them “stars.” Is that nuts or what?

But we can learn something from what happens to those humans we worship. It’s not a coincidence that Hollywood celebrities so often become dysfunctional, ultraliberal weirdos. Our worship of them is hurtful – to us, but especially to them.

End excerpts

All of this – the super concentrating on the self is detrimental to our walk with God, who demands that the ‘self’ must be died to. His ways are diametrically opposed to ours. His way is God first, other people second and ourselves last, whereas man’s way is me first, other people second, and God last. My friend David correctly pointed out to me recently that my problems with my ongoing battle with depression has a lot to do with it being a super absorption with my bad feelings at such times, an area I’ve always had difficulty dealing with. It’s only in these later years I’ve started growing up somewhat, and begun to see that I’ve always allowed my feelings to rule my life. Believe me I can tell you from experience that in that direction self-destruction lies. I thank God I have had my eyes opened to the truth on many things. He has been so good to me – I can certainly see that now. On a side note, my political views have changed in a major way – I’m what you guys in the US would call a ‘recovering liberal’. Hehe.