True Christians Massacred

Two stories about life in Saudi Arabia, one about life there and one specifically about Christians in Saudi Arabia tell a story about our government’s attitude toward Christians. As Obamacare tears into Christians’ right to maintain their beliefs or as the NFL talks about banning Atlanta from hosting the Super Bowl because Atlanta wants to let vendors choose not to support activities where they have religious objections.

It becomes clear that being a believer in Christ is no longer a easy choice.  No matter were in world you are, believing in Christ has a potential cost, up to and including an ultimate cost.  From a earthly standpoint, why would anyone subject themselves to the bigotry against those that actively profess a belief in Christ?   The truth of the resurrection and belief in Christ provides an eternal reward.  Believers that die live forever.

If Christ did not return from the dead and ascend to the Father, all of us Christians are idiots and our beliefs false.  If he did, no price is too great to pay in this world for the hope of Christ.

Let’s Be Unpopular – America for Americans –

Last week a student from the Muslim Student association explicitly when asked by David Horowitz  if she supported the killing of the Jews concentrated in Israel answered, “I do.”  I do not know if this girl was a citizen or not, but I do know that tens of thousands of students here on visas feel the same way.   They want the death of Jews, Christians and Americans in general.  If they are not citizens, why are they allowed to be here?  Everyone of these students need to be asked if they will condemn Hamas and other terrorist groups. If they won’t publicly condemn these groups they should be deported immediately.   If they are not citizens they do not have a “Right” to be here.  Why are we housing, feeding and funding our enemies?

Any  citizen that voices that they want the destruction of America needs to be tried for treason.  They have a right to free speech, as long as that speech is not actively seeking to destroy this country.  If you are supporting terrorists with your words or inciting violence then you need to be silenced.  Had that approach been taken with the Fort Hood shooter, thirteen more people would be alive today.

This same approach should be given to jobs.  If you are not a citizen, you have no business working in this country as long as a single citizen remains unemployed.  How did we get to such a point where we do not care for our own.  Families that do not care for their own fall apart.    Does being a “Citizen of the World” mean that you open yourself up to poverty and that you fail to help the people around the corner that are struggling.   It is time to focus on what is important.  Americans will take care of this country as long as we quit giving it away to people who want its destruction or who have no interest in being citizens.

Why are we sending 3000 troops to stop Ebola when we can’t seal our own borders.  We won’t send boots on the ground to stop declared enemies, but we will send troops to stop a disease.  Where is the UN for something like that which is really the purview of the UN?    Again this is more of this misguided citizen of the world syndrome.

We would have incredible prosperity if our leaders weren’t so elite and educated.  Really, they are narcissistic, self-interested, self-absorbed and deluded. All of us citizens pay a high price for that.

How Obama and The Ivy League Elite Are So Wrong

As a graduate of Colgate University, a school whose history counts it in the same club as many of the Ivy League schools I understand the liberal elitist dogma which is guiding our current leaders.   My first philosophy paper was on communism, in support of it.  I was given huge kudos for explaining how it is supposed to work and why it had failed previously.  These kudos reinforced the commitment to communist and socialist ideals.  Had I become a professor,  lawyer or politician never to truly enter the workplace, as do a significant portion of the Ivy League graduates, I would never have seen the clear reason that communism fails, it is against people,s self interest.  It will always fail compared to any system that rewards success.

Unfortunately, as with the adherence to communist philosophy these elite believe that violence, the preservation of the state by strength is an anachronistic tenet.  When Russia invades and takes over the Crimea, they denounce it as uncivilized, not 21st century, but they have no idea how to oppose the aggression.  They are unwilling to use strength to oppose those who wish to destroy us.  In doing so, they fail to realize that human nature includes those with aggressive ambition and that the the only way to deter them is by being stronger than them.  Without a strong ally, any country who lacks sufficient defenses is vulnerable.  That is why ISIS now  controls much of Iraq, Russia has the Crimea and much of Ukraine, and China has reasserted itself on territory in the far east.   We are perceived as weak thanks to Ivy League thinking.

No greater example of this is in the President’s speech on ISIS.  He refused to call the action a war.  He claimed that ISIS was not motivated by Islam, and he denied that they had a real religion.  He then applied a minimal amount of resources towards defeating the enemy.

Let’s evaluate the facts.  ISIS says that they are at war with us and are beheading our citizens.  They are taking land by military force.  By any standard other than those held by the Ivy League / Ivory Tower liberals its a war and our people are dying.  If we fail to treat it as such many more will die as a result of our inattention.  It used to be winning a war meant all out effort to destroy, (not degrade) your enemy.  The President does not have his heart in protecting the US because he does not recognize that there are very bad people out to kill us.  No amount of dialog will fix it.  They only recognize overwhelming force. Yes, they are barbarians.  Ivy League philosophy fails to recognize that barbarians exist.

On the topic of religion.  The Maya played a game where the loser’s head was removed and presented to the Gods.  It was barbaric, but no Ivy League ideology claimed that it was not a true religion as did Obama about the brutal form of Islam we face.  It is a religion and as defined by the believers, they are in a holy war to kill Christians and Jews.  How Obama thinks he is in a position to tell us what is and what is not a religion is the height of hubris.    If it is there knife at our head, how does denying that it is a religion help?

This liberal ideology, as taught in our elite schools, is creating whole generations that do not understand human nature.  They propound what they want human nature to be, and ignore anything that does not fit in their world view.  Thanks to that world view we are living in more dangerous times than we have ever experienced before.  That world view has justified big government, spying on Americans, opening up our borders and eliminating our constitution.  Perhaps these ‘smart people’ are really not so smart.  There is a word for describing those whose view of the world amounts to a fantasy.

Of Jews and Gentiles and History

This country is seeing persecution of Christians just starting.  Their voices are being silenced in the media, their right to not have to pay for someone else’s abortion challenged.  As a Jew I was raised on the persecution platform.  I was told that Christians were terrible because they were responsible for pogroms, the Crusades and for the holocaust.

Studying the bible, originally with the intent of assuring my self that Christianity was false, I discovered the opposite.  Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of God’s promises.   The first 12 disciples and Jesus himself were Jewish.  I learned that the message of redemption through Christ was the truth of Christianity.  Those killing and persecuting others in his name are false and have never believed that message.

For me the only thing that would justify accepting Jesus Christ as my savior was  the truth that he was foretold and rose from the grave.   In my case the truth, the promise of life eternal completely trumped the overwhelming weight of history.

There will always be evil.  We live in a world where God gave us free will.  Along with that free will is the power to choose or deny God.  That is why the decision to accept God means so much to God.  It is faith given freely.  God gave us the messiah because he loved us enough that we are allowed to choose to believe, or not.

In many parts of the world today accepting and professing Christ is punishable by death.  True evil would kill others for their beliefs.  The greatest promise for freedom are the true Christians.  The greatest threat are those who would silence Christians.  Those same  people  would kill the Jews today.