Questions for Real Reporters

Are you tired of the media interviewing key government people such as Obama, Kerry, or Hillary and getting no information because the media refuses to probe into any real depth.  Let’s take this ISIS business for example.

Here are some better questions:

Why are we arming the free Syrian Army when their main goal is to get rid of Assad, not ISIS?

If we give arms to the free Syrian Army how are we going to make sure that they use it to attack ISIS?

How do you know those arms won’t fall into ISIS’s hands?

What makes you think that the free Syrian army wants to do anything other than help ISIS?

Don’t both groups want to kill Assad? Doesn’t that put them on the same side?

Won’t arming these people be giving arms to radical Muslims?

Will more Americans die because we are arming the free Syrian army?

Who is in charge of vetting these folks before we give them US arms and munitions?

How has the free Syrian army treated Christians?

Why does Secretary Kerry do everything he can to deny this is a war?

Why does Obama completely ignore the advice of his military advisers?’

Why are we sending 3000 troops to stop Ebola, but next to none to stop ISIS?

Is Ebola a greater threat to us than ISIS?

How are our troops trained in handling viral pandemics?

Doesn’t it put our troops in danger of catching the disease and bringing it back?

Doesn’t sending our troops, who are medically untrained into an Ebola hot zone put their live at risk and the live of Americans back home at risk?

Why does CBS, ABC and NBC not ask these questions?  Do they want Americans to be at risk?





The New Anti-Semitism — Where will it Stop?

All the obfuscation in the world will not hide the fact that Hamas (supported by Iran and US dollars) is a terrorist group whose stated intent is the death of all Israelis.  Not only is that the stated intent but the reality as evidenced by tunnels, suicide bombers and 1000’s of rockets. Those are the facts. 

So why would anyone blame Israel, the country that has been under decades of attack from people bent on their destruction?    Why would the US continue to fund (through the Palestinian Authority) Hamas?  The only logical explanation is that those supporting Hamas and blaming Israel are anti-Semites. (Not my original idea, but expounding on it.) They are supporting the destruction of the Jews, first in the middle east, then across the world.  By supporting the Palestinians they can be Jew Haters without saying so out loud.  

If I want to destroy you and your life and want to do so through someone else that also wants to destroy you, it does not change the fact that I am supporting your destruction.  Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, much of the UN and a substantial number of Muslims all want the destruction of Israel. Most of those same people want the destruction of Christian’s and all who do not agree with their version of Islam.  It is anti-Semitic.  It is hate.  

I am Jewish, and I am a believer in Jesus Christ, therefore a Christian.  ISIS in Iraq is currently killing Christians by the 10,000’s.  If Iran gets rid of Israel they will next turn their hate on the west, Christians first.  Hate never stops with its first victim, particularly hate fueled by religious fanaticism.  

Where is the US in protecting Israel?  Why is Obama giving Iran time to develop a nuclear weapon?  Why does the US continue to fund Hamas?  Where are the defenders of freedom?  Is our federal government anti-Semitic?  Why do Jews continue to fund a government that is actively supporting their destruction?  Did the Nazi’s teach nothing.  If those who had an interest in the preservation of Israel would stand up and remove those that continue to endanger it the world would be a much safer place.  If you remain silent on this, when they come for you, it will be too late.

A Jewish Easter – The Gateway to Heaven

Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, said of Heaven, “I’ve earned my place in heaven.”    Given that only almighty God can grant entrance to heaven, that is a pretty presumptuous statement.  Still lets table that for a second and let me share a story.

When I was a child and well into my teens, my family celebrated Christmas with a big ole decorated Christmas tree that filled the den from floor to ceiling.  It was covered in ornaments, many of which I still have, and underneath were presents galore.  On Christmas day we would have friends over to celebrate the day.  Even our friend Father Wade would stop by in the afternoon and have some egg nog with us. Food was out all day and people would stop and visit then go on their way.   Since we were Jewish and also celebrated Hanukkah it created an interesting dynamic.  In any case, there was no talk of Christ, just the celebrating of a holiday like it was the fourth of July.  If I had died then and God asked me if I believed in Jesus, telling him I celebrated Christmas would certainly not satisfy him.  Having a celebration does not make me a righteous person.  

Easter would role around and we would again celebrate.  Along with the Passover feast (Seder) we received Easter baskets filled with goodies and candy.  I always got drunk by the 4th cup of wine.  The next question, does either participating in the Seder or celebrating Easter with eggs and bunnies make me the righteous?   Actually what is righteous?  

From God’s perspective, righteousness is a sin free existence, perfection.  As the psalms put it, God is Holy, Holy, Holy.  That is perfect.   Without righteousness, the gates of heaven are cannot open as God’s Holiness is  without evil, blame or sin.  Even the best of us humans have not fully upheld all the 10 commandments all the time.  That is why Paul said in Romans 3:10, “There is no one righteous, not even one.”    Don’t forget this is the interpretation of the scriptures from a Jew who at the time only had the Old Testament. 

So coming back to Mayor Bloomberg’s statement.  The idea that any individual is pure enough, holy enough, has done enough good things to offset their sins or the bad things they have done is preposterous.  Just the existence of the sin is enough to bar one from heaven as holiness and righteousness is required.  God, granted Abraham that his belief in God be counted as righteousness.  He demonstrated a belief far more uncommon than anyone i know.  Still God did give a way for all of us to enter heaven, by believing in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  God counts that belief as righteousness.

Mayor Bloomberg believes he can earn his way to heaven.  The Muslims also believe that, even as they are killing non-Muslims.  Believing in Christ will produce good works (that is why there are so many effective Christian missions) but believing in your works will not produce righteousness,.  Mayor Bloomberg may have done many good things (banning big sips in NY) but God will not count them as the scales are weighed against his righteousness and his heart, not his deeds.  

I pray for all that you have an awesome Easter, and celebrate it for the sacrifice that makes holiness before God possible and with that Eternal Life.