Martese Johnson: Police Brutality or Simply More Race-baiting?

Martese JohnsonHere we go again.  In the same vein as Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Antonio Martin, along comes Martese Johnson.  A third-year University of Virginia student who decided in the wee hours of March 18, 2015, to fraudulently enter a pub in Charlottesville and was summarily arrested and charged with at least two misdemeanors.

As was played out in all the aforementioned cases, now comes all the charges of police brutality, racism, bigotry, and what have you, all of which is preliminary at best and trumped up at worst.

Given the video evidence, which is inconclusive as to what led up to the injury Martese sustained while being arrested, it would appear that this was a set-up to keep the race-baiting alive and well in America.

Early statements paint the story of a young black student, who was drunk (probably from all the St. Patrick’s Day revelry the day before), who showed up at a local pub nigh-by the University of Virginia and attempted to enter with a fake identification.

Please remember that Martese Johnson is “a member of the Honor Committee and Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.”

When Martese is met by a bouncer at the pub and was not allowed in, he decided to get mouthy and start acting belligerent.  That is when the police became involved, who were likely all out in force to quell as much of the illegal revelry as possible anyway.

His drunken state and a policy of intolerance for his kind of attitude, landed him face-down on the pavement, where sometime during the altercation he ended up with a boo-boo on his forehead, which later required ten stitches to close the wound.

Other moronic juveniles were all standing around sniping at the police, cell phones out capturing video of the moment.  Oh how dreadful that the police would actually have to put down another race-baiting thug.

“I go to UVA you f**kin racist,” Martese vomited-out several times at the police while lying on his face.

Some argued that Martese was not drunk at all, and if that is true, then one has to wonder just what was honorable coming from an “honor” student with all the verbal vomit flowing from lips?

Not only are f-bombs an indication of dishonorable speech, when they are projected at civil servants, such as the police, they obviously are not symbols of respect toward those attempting to uphold the law, which is honorable.

Second, once again, if he was not drunk, and based on the testimony of those who watched the event unfold and then captured the snippet of video many have already seen on YouTube, for him to be spewing racist accusations, given that what took place happened in only a matter of seconds, makes it sound as if he had it all scripted in his mind before he flashed his fake i.d.

Of course, as soon as news got out what happened, along with all the non-contexual photos of someone with blood all over his face, knees began to jerk and demands for an “investigation” were tossed about.

One thinks of Saul Alinsky, or Barak Obama’s protegé, and his eighth rule or tactic, found in his book Rules for Radicals, of taking power away from the Haves by the Have-nots.  He wrote,

The eighth rule: Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.

The period, for the moment, at least for certain ones in the black community seems to be this constant “pressure” of subverting the law.  Do something illegal, get yourself killed or bloodied, and then blame the authorities for how brutal they are.

And why?  Because they’re white and the “honorable” little thug is black, and the only way to get even or level the alleged unlevel playing field is through radical subversion.

A group that calls itself Concerned Black Students has rushed to the aid of this “honor” student by demanding,

…there be a swift and thorough investigation on the state, local, and University levels. We have seen what happens at the University when we allow problems we have long known exist to be handled quietly, so we will not be quiet. We demand noise from each other, noise from professors, noise from administrators. Martese, like any other student at this university, like any other person in this country and in this world, deserves more than our uproar: he deserves follow through and intentional action.

Interestingly, they also cited for part of their inspiration Socialist sympathizer, apostate from Christianity, and Barak Obama admirer, James Baldwin, who wrote, “Please try to remember that what they believe, as well as what they do, and cause you to endure, does not testify to your inferiority, but to their inhumanity and fear.”

It is just too bad that these same Students failed to realize that Baldwin had no solution to the projected “inhumanity and fear” of those allegedly mistreating them once he apostatized from his Christian upbringing.  He became a veritable ship tossed about on a sea of conflict without a sail or rudder to guide him.

All tolled, this whole Martese Johnson ploy stinks of the same thing that got Barak Obama’s “son,” Trayvon, shot and burned several businesses in Ferguson, Missouri to the ground—and it needs to stop!

If you are reading this and you are black, and you think the police are the problem for all your ills and inequities in life, then you are an idiot being strung along by other idiots, like Saul Alinsky, Barak Obama, and James Baldwin, that are using you as pawns.

Skin color has nothing to do with personal integrity and your value as a person.  As soon as you start believing the contrary, and you set out to change things by using anarchy as your chosen method, you will either only make things worse or you will destroy yourself.

If you are white and you think that someone is inferior to you simply because they are of a different skin color, then you are an idiot as well.  ALL people, regardless of color are created in God’s image and as soon as you start looking down your long, bigoted, idiotic nose to the contrary, then not only are you demeaning and destroying yourself, you are attacking God as well.

Nevertheless, given the climate of too many who have bought into lawlessness as the means to get one’s way, whereby criminals are now exalted to almost rock-star status by the media, Martese Johnson will get his more than 15-minutes of fame, and American society and law will have their foundations eroded just that much more.

Again, it is taking from the Haves and giving it to the Have-nots under the guise of healing race relations.

What it is really doing, though, is slowly turning us into a socialist nation whereby eventually no one will own anything and the rule of law will be wielded by only one person.

I wonder how many will be treating the Martese puppets then as martyrs or rock-stars?

6 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

Was It Just Racism at the University of Oklahoma?

“You can hang them from a tree, but they’ll never sign with me.  There will never be a nigger at SAE.”

OUThat was the chant recently recorded on a bus full of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma, which has caused an uproar all across the land.

So hypocritically incensed by the chant, was Oklahoma University President David Boren, that he ordered the immediate closure of the fraternity’s campus house and the expulsion of the two ringleaders behind the idiocy.

The rest of the frat members were suspended.

Of course, now comes word of an impending lawsuit originating from the SAE side, but let’s focus on the hypocrisy behind all the reaction.

First of all, for so many to go off the deep end over this is truly amazing, given the relativistic climate that inundates nearly every college and university campus throughout America.

“Someone who holds that nothing is simply good, but only good for someone or from a certain point of view, holds a relativist view of goodness,” wrote Edward Craig in The Shorter Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, a book he edited.

Philosopher, and Professor at West Point, Louis Pojman defined relativism as, “the denial that there are certain kinds of universal truths.”  In other words, there is no object upon which to base either cognitive or ethical decisions.  All is a matter of personal opinion.  “Man is the measure of all things; of things that are that they are, and of things that are not that they are not,” citing Protagoras.

Perhaps an even better description of relativism comes from Beckwith and Koukl, who have defined the concept in three simple statements: “Society Does Relativism…Society Says Relativism…I Say Relativism.”

In each case, what is morally or ethically right or wrong still boils down to personal taste and opinion.  No one is really right or wrong.  In fact, what is right today might be wrong tomorrow and vice versa.

So, when we turn to what is being taught at the University of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, in relation to moral and ethical values, for anyone to be making any absolute decisions about these frat pinheads and their juvenile chant on a bus is either hypocritical to the hilt or the epitome of hubris.

Second, one probably will not have to go too far out onto a limb to conclude that the University of Oklahoma has one or two or maybe a thousand black students who love their “Gangsta Rap.”

You know, that genre of “music” that substitutes actual musical talent for repetitive thumping and grinding sounds coupled with highly offensive lyrical content that is repulsive enough to make a dog want to vomit.

Well, “Gangsta Rap” is literally filled with the very same kind of mindless garbage that these fraternity members were chanting, when they were caught on video.

For example, check out these awe-inspiring lyrics from Gangsta Rap, which is entitled “Nigga Nigga Nigga.”

Yeah, motherf***r
Sup, nigga
Gangsta Rap, niggaNigga
Nigga, nigga, nigga, nigga, nigga, nigga, nigga
I’m 100% nigga
Nigga, nigga, nigga, nigga, nigga, nigga, nigga
I’m 200% nigga
Nigga, nigga, nigga, nigga, nigga, nigga, nigga
Why do police hate niggas?
Nigga, nigga, nigga, nigga, nigga, nigga, nigga
They hate us ’cause our dicks is bigga

Of course, it goes on downhill from there.

And if one cannot find their fill in that kind of swill, then the Internet and YouTube are replete with any and all kinds of “nigga” variations to charm one’s inner degeneracy.

Yet, I have never heard any college or university president shutting down a fraternity or sorority—yes, the females can be just as trashy as the males—or expelling any students for listening or chanting this garbage on campus.

The Reality

Between the hypocrisy and double-standard lies a world where no one is truly offended by any of this, and if they are, it is for all the wrong reasons.

If man is really the measure of all things, and morals and ethics are only matters of personal opinion, then why should it matter if whomever is offended by a stupid frat video or a “nigga” chanting about how big his dingdong is?

What all of these “racist” charges really amount to are arbitrary power-grabs, which would be consistent with the relativist ideal, along with another staple of college and university indoctrination or “survival of the fittest” teaching inherent in evolutionary theory.

Charges of racism in a relativist society are not about correcting any problems, but shifting the narcissistic advantage from one group of relativists to another group.

Although there is often allusions to talking about solutions and reparations to be paid, the biblical solution of loving one’s neighbor as oneself through a commitment to Jesus Christ is always left out of the discussion.

The reason for excluding the biblical prescription is simple.  It provides the objective, absolute standard which proves that man is not the measure of anything, and to a relativist, whether he is black, white, brown, or yellow, that is anathema.  He is not going to have any part of it.

So, the racism continues, along with the hypocrisy, double-standards, and university president’s involving themselves in all three, because “that is not what the university of [fill in the blank] is all about.”

Sorry, Mr. President, but, yes it is what your school is “all about.”  You’re just too blind to see it.

What happened at OU could have happened anywhere, and with more and more people whipping out their iphones and cameras, it will soon be recorded all over again

Before long, though, people will grow numb and insensitive to those videos, pretty much like some have done with others.

The problem of racism will not be solved by closing down a frat house or doing cameos from Selma every 50 years.

The problem of racism will only be solved when relativism is seen for the absurdity that it is, which includes the double-standards that it creates.

Yes, these frat boys were idiots, but so are the “niggas” who mind-numbingly produce and do the same stupid things.

Ultimately, Jesus Christ is the answer to all the racist idiocy, and that only by the biblical standard.  Any relativistic substitutes will only result in more idiocy, heartache, and yes, racism.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Why So Many Love the Glenn Beck Kool-Aid

If you’re reading this and have an inkling about political chatter, particularly in the media, then you’re also quite familiar with the name Glenn Beck.

Glenn BeckGlenn Beck, who hosts his own Internet radio and television production dealing with issues of the day, is a fan-favorite, especially among those who claim to be “conservative,” politically.

Daily, Beck peppers his audience with his latest take on everything from President Obama’s administrative moves to his input on the inspiration of the Constitution of the United States.

If he does not get his point across on radio or television, he has set up a website, TheBlaze, that pundits and fans abroad constantly link to for the latest in political banter.

The problem, though, is that while Beck is doling out what he believes are insights and solutions to societal ills, those gobbling up his every word fail to realize just where he is coming from while peddling his message.  So, the question then becomes, why?

Why are so many willing to stake the family farm, so to speak, on everything Beck says without stopping to consider just why he is saying it?  Let me offer a few suggestions.

First of all, a vast majority of the American, if not world, public has no clue about Mormonism or what it teaches.

Glenn Beck, though, is a staunch Mormon.  So, everything he reports on, opines about, or ruminates over, is colored by his Mormon allegiance.

While most do not give that a second thought, he does, and then manages to package those thoughts in such a way as to be seemingly benign.

The reality, though, is that his audience receives a steady stream of Mormon doctrine, and is completely unaware of it.

Second, that same vast majority has never stopped to consider the worldviewimportance of worldviews and how they affect a person’s every thought, statement, decision, or action.

To most people, the thought is, if it sounds true, then it must be, given the assumption that as long as whomever is using the same words as they are, then the meaning must be the same as well.

Once again, the reality is, Beck has something wholly other in mind, and with enough subtle brainwashing, he can reshape a person’s beliefs about topics with the same title, yet with a completely different meaning.

It is the old “milk before meat” approach that Mormons are taught to use on the uninitiated, except in this case, it is on the air and not at one’s doorstep.

Third, Glenn is such a nice guy, and a patriot.  Why, if it was not for Glenn, then the American public would be the poorer, since it is through his effort that so-and-so now understands Common Core, the Constitution, and the coming Caliphate.  Therefore, he could never lead anyone astray, right?  Wrong.

Human history is literally riddled with false prophets and teachers who have led millions, if not billions, of men and women astray by simply being nice guys and gals.

The “Prophet” Muhammad, of Islamic fame, was a “nice guy,” until he gained control of Medina. Then it was rape, murder, and pillage, starting with the beheading of 900 Jews with his own bare hands.

Jim JonesJim Jones was as “nice guy,” until his lust for power overwhelmed him and paranoia set in. Then it was murder by forced suicide of 900 his own followers.  Jones took his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.

David Koresh was a “nice guy,” until the Branch Davidian followers were hoodwinked to the point where “David” (aka Vernon Howell) began to think of himself as the embodiment of Jesus.  Then it was stockpile weapons and wait until Armageddon arrived, which came in the form of federal agents.  At the end of a 51-day standoff, 76 died in a conflagration, which included Koresh.

Being a “nice guy” means nothing.  Understanding what makes the “nice guy” tick means everything.  And what makes Glenn Beck tick is not nice at all.

Again, Beck is a Mormon.  His worldview, or that system of belief which he uses to interpret the events of the day, is what he projects as reality upon his audience.

So, when he speaks of the Constitution, he speaks of it in a way where he equates it with the Bible.  To him, the Constitution is inspired by God, which is abject nonsense.

Nevertheless, since he sees it that way, he is also under the impression that one day the Constitution will “hang by a thread,” and his Mormon colleagues will eventually save the day by rushing in to redeem it from utter destruction.

Ever wonder why Mitt Romney kept running for President?  Now you know.  You also know why Glenn Beck was highly supportive of him.

Beck also believes that the United States will be the location where the New Jerusalem will be built, by the hands of the Mormons, no less, and the Western Hemisphere will literally be shut in from the coming destruction of the world.

W. Cleon Skousen, who mentored Beck on such belief, wrote in his book, The Cleansing of America,

As we have indicated, the exact site for the New Jerusalem had been revealed to the Lord’s prophet [i.e. Joseph Smith] sixty-seven years earlier, and it was to be on the plains of the mid-west as Reverend Washington had supposed.  In fact, the spot chosen by the Lord is very close to the center of the North American continent.  The government surveyors have designated the center of the North American continent with a marker located approximately three miles east of Junction City, Kansas, and less than 150 miles west of the site of the New Jerusalem [p. 32].

As for why the West will be shut out to the rest of the world, once the judgment of God begins, we read,Cleansing of America

The urgency which will compel the multitudes to hasten their flight to America will be the Lord’s warning that the waters surrounding the western hemisphere will soon become so violent that no one will be able to reach Zion by air or by sea.

This means that those who have responded to the Lord’s call [i.e. the Mormon “gospel”] and hastened to America will have the peaceful security of being sealed off from the rest of the world so they can lay the foundation for a whole new civilization [p. 25].

In essence, Skousen, Beck, and the Mormons are looking forward to a day when the Western Hemisphere, and America in particular, will become one big Mormon commune, with a few non-Mormon servants thrown in for proselytization efforts.

And these are just a few of the outrageous ideas that color Glenn Beck’s Mormon worldview.  Later, there are prospects of setting up a communistic style of government, polygamy will be resurrected, and, of course, there is the ever-hoped-for prospect of becoming a god one day.

Of course, Beck only hints around at these topics on his programs.  Because he knows that if he just comes out and states his beliefs and wishes, most rational people and biblically sound Christians would shut him off quicker than they do when an uninvited Mormon missionary comes knocking on their doors.

Yet, this is what makes Glenn Beck tick, and also what colors all of his political commentary.  Political commentary that most swallow without giving it a second thought.  Mormon belief dipped in political commentary to make the former consumable.The Blaze

So, the next time you flip on Glenn Beck to listen to the latest tidbit of information or the next time you run to TheBlaze to grab the latest headline to post it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or whatever, stop and think about what it is that you’re actually doing.

Because you’re not doing anyone any favors by helping to spread around what amounts to a religious cult ideology and worldview coated in seemingly Constitutional or patriotic analysis.

What you’re actually doing is subtly misleading whomever into accepting a worldview that is as dark as anything being reported on, whether it be about Barak Obama, ISIS, or Common Core.

Glenn Beck is not your friend, so long as he maintains, as the Book of Mormon leads him to believe, that his church is “the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth” (D&C 1:30), while all the others are churches of the devil associated with “the mother of abominations…the whore of all the earth” (1 Nephi 14:10).

In fact, he is your enemy; a wolf in sheep’s clothing, waiting to draw you in with great sounding words of deception to either make money off of you or to make you a two-fold child of hell.

Of all the most notable media types on the air, whether on radio or television, Glenn Beck is one of the most cunning and devious, because of his Mormonism.

Therefore, do yourself and everyone else around you a favor by turning him off.  Don’t quote him.  Don’t rely on him.  Don’t recommend him.  In the end, you’ll be glad you did.

Otherwise, if it has not happened already, he will have you drinking his own specially mixed Kool-Aid—and we already know how that turned out one other time.

5 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

Longing for Judgment

“Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying” (Revelation 22:15).

Such will be the destiny of many who are unregenerate, unrepentant liars and cheats, who aimlessly wander through life causing so much misery for others, while believing they will never be held accountable for their actions.

While some seem to freak out over the idea of God’s impending judgment, there are days when I feel myself actually welcoming it.  There is just so much fraud and corruption going on that deserves its due reward.

Whether one looks at what is going on in the White House with Barak Obama to the lukewarm places of “worship” (loosely called “church”), at times the evil behind it all is almost overwhelming to even contemplate.

Yet, there is the assurance that one day all of it will come to a head.  Better yet, the “dogs,” perverts, and liars will be done away with and the whole of creation will return to its intended purpose, which is to honor and glorify God (Rev. 4:11).

Until such time, though, the Christian is “to stand firm against the schemes of the devil” (Eph. 6:11-ff).  To cower is to make society worse.

The Christian is to “preach the word” (2 Tim. 4:2), even when it is “an inconvenient truth.”  It is the only means by which society can possibly be healed of the atrocities it keeps committing on its way to judgment.

The Christian is to destroy all the lofty human philosophies and religious ideologies that erect themselves against the truth of God and obedience to Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 10:3-5).

Failure to go on the offensive against all the corruption parading about as the truth is to encourage the living of a lie.

Conversely, while the Christian is to be offensively-minded in destroying false ideas, he is to be defensive-minded as well, in providing a biblically defensible reason why he believes what he does about his faith (1 Pet. 3:15).

A faith that cannot be defended is a faith like unto unbelief.  One might as well be an atheist at that point.

Finally, the Christian cannot grow weary in doing good (Gal. 6:9; 2 Thess. 2:13), as tiresome as it is at times with all the diabolically self-centered sins that humans keep perpetrating on each other.

The writer to the Hebrews is instructive in this sense.  He wrote,

Therefore, since he have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us let us also lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God  For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you may not grow weary and lost heart (Heb. 12:1-3).

Yes, I welcome God’s judgment; a day when all the gutter-rot is placed in hell  and the Lake of Fire where it belongs.

A day when all the political and social liars will be silenced.

A day when the knife-wielding terrorist will scream in derision over his murders committed in the name of his idol.

A day when the smug, arrogant, hypocritical atheist realizes the error of his ways.

A day when the sexual pervert can no longer flaunt his/her perversion and call it “marriage.”

A day when the false prophet and teacher will no longer be allowed to deceive.

Glory.  Hallelujah.  Bring it on.

2 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

Can We Have Some More Sympathetic Muslim Reporting Please?

Here we go again.  The left-leaning media taking up the torch to lambast anyone who would dare to say a word against their dear Muslim brethren.  And interestingly enough, it is another teacher that is being skewered.

According to various media outlets, Maria Valdes is a teacher at Cyprus Bay in Weston, Florida, where she teaches French.

Our_Son_is_not_a_RagheadA ninth grader by the name of Deyab-Houssein Wardani, who is of Lebanese-Moroccan decent, walked into class last month, probably late, like many of them do, wearing a hood over his head.

He reportedly said he was not feeling well, which is why he supposedly was wearing the “hoodie.”

It was then that the teacher supposedly said, “Here comes the rag-head Taliban.”  Early-on, when questioned about her comment, she admitted to them, but added, “it was a joke and it should not be considered seriously.”

Allegedly she called him the same thing or something similar three other times, none of which has been verified.  But, then along comes dad, Youssef Wardani and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, otherwise known as CAIR.  You know, the same organization that has direct ties to terrorist activities and participants in terror both in the United States and abroad (see #58 on the UAE list).

Dad is incensed by the gesture of Ms. Valdes and wants her fired.  The Yousef_Wardanischool board is recommending a five-day suspension, which dad and CAIR are equally incensed over.  At least they want a year’s suspension, without pay!

Accusations that Ms. Valdes is a “racist” are flying about, but thus far no one has pointed out just exactly what racist term she has used to substantiate the charge.

Has anyone ever heard of the “Raghead” race?  If so, what spawn of the human race do they derive?  Are they white, black, brown, or yellow?  Or maybe they’re another color or gender?  Above all, what makes them such dregs of society that they would be cited in a pejorative manner to denigrate others?

As for the Taliban, they are not a race either.  In fact, the term itself merely means “students.”  Is not Wardani junior a student?

One has to wonder just what is really go on here, if not simply another power grab by the CAIR thugs.  Moreover, it would be interesting to know if Wardani senior does not have an ulterior motive in mind to be going after this teacher.  Certainly, CAIR does.

Above all, what we are lacking in this story is the whole story.  Not only is the media completely misrepresenting what took place, they are only reporting one side of the issue, whereby the illusion of a whole story is being presented, when such is not the case at all!

CAIRWorse yet, charges are being made that do no apply and statements that have been made are being ignored.

The media, in other words, loves the controversy, and the terrorist propagandists from CAIR love using the bigoted media to do their beckoning.

Having been a teacher and professor myself, lots of things get said between teachers and students, most of which is just playful jousting.

In fact, if there are any truly off-color comments that should cause one to pause, it comes from the students, not the teachers.

In this case, with the hoodie nonsense going on, the absence of context regarding the teacher’s response should cause a rational person to repel any suggestions that she should be disciplined, much less fired.

If anything, this idiot father and CAIR should be held responsible for attempting to smear the teacher, as well as the school district, by engaging in libel and slander, and the stupefyingly moronic media should be held accountable as well.

Having been through this very thing not long ago myself, and given the public fear of Muslim bullying taking place across America, whereby regardless of what the Muslim wants the Muslim gets, it would not surprise me to find out that there is a bigger prize in mind than simply the firing of a teacher.

That the Wardani’s and CAIR are intimately feeding off of each other and this teacher was set-up sometime far in advance for this moment.

“It’s very sad that people still think like that, that all Muslims are your average daily terrorist,” stated Wardani junior.

Actually, it very sad that people, such as yourself, Dayeb, continue to succeed in duping the public into believing that you are not a Muslim terrorist, given this latest act of terrorism you are perpetrating on the American public by attacking this teacher.Taliban

But, I am absolutely certain you, your father, and CAIR will be granted the proverbial head of this teacher on a platter.

Not only will her career will be ruined, but you will be one step further toward Islamizing America, whereby no one will be allowed to say anything, truthful, jokingly, or otherwise without your approval, especially if it has anything to do with Islam.

Then we will see whether all those complaints your father made about escaping Lebanon, which is a center for Hamas and Taliban terrorist activity by the way, were genuine or a further ruse.

All things considered thus far, and only coming from your own mouths, my reasoned evaluation is that it is the latter.

2 Comments

Filed under CAIR, Islam

Go Attend Spock’s Funeral, Captain!

Let me begin by stating just how sick and tired I am of those who organize events that are more concerned about lining their pockets with filthy lucre than they are about doing something that is right and honorable.

captainkirkSuch is the case with the latest report that William Shatner (aka Captain James T. Kirk of Star Trek fame) bailing on his lifelong friend’s funeral.

Apparently the Captain cannot attend Leonard Nimoy’s (aka “Spock,” as we all came to know and love him) funeral because, well, he agreed to appear at the Red Cross Ball to raise money.

As important as the Red Cross has been to millions, I am more than positive that the organizers would get by this one time without the dear captain’s presence.  After all, the Red Cross has been dealing with death, dying, and destruction for years, and have concluded more than one time that when someone’s time comes to go, it only happens once.

Shatner states that he feels “awful” by not being able to attend.  Yeah, it appears that he is so grief-stricken that he would let his own best friend go to the grave while Shatner makes another buck.

Nevertheless, William Shatner’s excuse is part and parcel of what is wrong with society anymore.  Whereas at one time it meant something to have or be a friend, today it’s all about me, myself, and I.

Friends are not necessarily those who stick by you during times of adversity, or in this case, death.  They are those who stand at a distance while you sink in the mire, or the grave, and mouth “God bless you” in your descent.

Moreover, if those “friends” cannot make a healthy return on their “friendship” investment, then one is even that much more easily expendable.

Yes, Captain, I would feel “awful” too, but for a completely different reason.  Real, true, bonafide friends are extremely hard to come by these days.

In fact, someone has once quipped that if one can go through life and make one or two good friends, then one has done well.

From all appearances, and subsequent commentary after the passing of  Spock, one is left with the impression that you (Captain) and your first officer were real, true, bonafide friends.  But, now you cannot attend his funeral?

Maybe it’s that he was the friend and you, captain, were a schmuck.  If so, how sad that after all these years, those, like myself, who watched you and him on endless reruns, as you journeyed to places where no man had gone before, have been misled into thinking you were one of the good guys on board.

Well, if that’s case, Captain, then you go right ahead and do your cameo, make your money, and forget your friend.

Please remember, though, that what goes around, comes around.  It’s not a biblical statement, but it is a biblical fact.

And if one cannot show honor at a time when honor is due, then one may rest assured that the dishonorable will receive their just reward when their time comes.

I only wish I could say, “Live long and prosper,” to Mr. Spock, but Spockgiven his lack of testimony as a Christian, those words would ring empty, if not simply untrue.

That said, however, the least one could do, especially if one was as close to Mr. Spock as Captain Kirk claimed to be, he could forgo the money this one time to honor him.

After all, there will be no other times where Spock will relive his life.  There will no more voyages to Vulcan.  And come the time of Captain Kirk’s demise, there will be no reunion with Spock either.

Besides, by attending his funeral and paying him tribute would focus momentarily on something that is desperately needed in a crumbling human society, which is that honor still means something and that it does not necessarily require a big payout in the end.

But, then again, maybe society is beyond the point of no return, where honor is sacrificed for the almighty buck.  If so, then Shatner’s behavior is most understandable, even though in Spock’s own words that would be “illogical.”  And may I add, it is tragic as well.

7 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

Let’s Talk About the Atheist Jiblin

Recently a rather hostile atheist has taken exception to an article I wrote some time ago pointing out how ridiculous atheist thought is.

His counter argument was to build himself a straw man and then expect me to tear it apart, if I could.

After trying to point out the fallacy of his offering, he then resorted to all kinds of vile name-calling, as is usually the case with some who have no argument, but wish others to join them in their delusional world as if they did.

Fairy TaleNevertheless, to illustrate my point of the straw man he built, I would like to discuss the atheist belief in jiblin.  What?  Jiblin?  Yes.

You’re probably saying to yourself, What in the world is a jiblin?

A jiblin is the magical being that all atheists believe in.  They pray to it in the darkness as it flies around the room in its flying spaghetti, mini-spacecraft.

Jiblin is mostly noted for the kind of magic it performs, because although it likes to make everyone think that it is aligned with white magic, the reality is that it is pink with purple polka dots.

What is really creepy about the atheist jiblin, though, is that it likes to molest little children, unbeknownst to the atheist.  Jiblin thinks it is funny, since the atheist believes that jiblin is really a good magical being.

Atheists have been asked several times about their belief in jiblin, but all they do is stand around with a blank look on their faces, as if they have never heard of such a thing.  That’s okay, though.  We still know they believe in it.  We said so.  And when we say it, then everyone knows it’s true.

You might be saying to yourself, “What?  I have never heard of such a thing in my entire life.”

If that is true, then don’t feel bad.  There is no such thing as a jiblin, just like there is no such thing as an atheist either.  Both are fictional creations; one for the sake of this post, the other through a suppression of the truth by the atheist.

For now, though, lets stay focused on the jiblin creation and how atheists, like the one mentioned at the opening, wish to project on Christians something that they do not believe in, and then expect the Christian to respond to the atheist’s rambling gibberish.

An atheist jiblin is the exact equal of the “magical being” that the atheist assumes is the Christian God.  It does not exist.

A jiblin does not practice magic, nor does it molest little children, and it certainly does not run around behind the backs of atheists making them look silly.  They tend to do a pretty good job of that all on their own.

The same applies to the God of biblical revelation.  He is not a “magical being,” nor a fictitious creation that keeps Christians appeased or entertained.  Moreover, He has manifest Himself in human history, repeatedly, with the greatest manifestation of Himself being in the person of Jesus Christ.

Now, if someone is going to confront the atheist about something that he does believe in, then the jiblin is going to have to be left out of the conversation, mainly because it is not about something he believes.  And if it is brought up, the conversation is going to go nowhere, since the atheist will not have a clue what is being referred to.

The same applies to the Christian and his belief about God.  If the atheist wishes to bring up the subject, then he must ask a question that comports with what the Christian believes, and that particularly from a biblical point-of-view, since it is only by biblical revelation that whatever belief might be held about God can be objectively verified.

Anything that strays off into “fairy tales” and “magical beings” will go nowhere, since projections and straw men arguments about God only engender silence.  And for the atheist to try and push the subject only means he is not willing to engage in sound, reasonable discussion, but to push an irrational agenda that has nothing to do with reality.

The Christian cannot be held accountable for such irrational rambling, no matter how attractive the straw man might appear.

It is something that needs to be remembered in our day and age of militant atheism, where self-refuting fallacy often parades about as objectively verifiable reason.

Where Christians are expected by atheists to waste time dissembling their straw men arguments and disallowed to present irrefutable arguments that show just how ridiculous the atheist worldview is, as well as just how sound the belief in God is, all over again.

3 Comments

Filed under Atheism