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From Heads of Gold to Feet of Clay: The Evolution of Politics according to God

From Heads of Gold to Feet of Clay: The Evolution of Politics according to God

One more aspect in which we seem to be living in a scenario comparable to the one portrayed in the Matrix movie trilogy, turns out to be history, and especially our recent history, if one happens to stumble across issues as those revolving around the controversial British historian David Irving.

It’s pretty obvious that some of the claims made by the Soviets at the Nuremberg trials were false, and yet there seems to be no area in our present scope of political thought where light shed on potential facts which might alter our current view and knowledge on these things is more ardently and vehemently resisted.

While scientists, journalists and educators may lose their jobs for even lending an ear to alternative views of the ancient history of our planet (as in what exactly happened “billions of years ago,” instead of the gazillions of beneficial mutations that are supposed to have brought forth the human race, whales crawling out on land and back into the water, etc.), such as the number of scientists who developed the school of thought of “Intelligent Design” had the nerve to do; and while guesswork and theories on physics are the only goodies teachers can sell their pupils in schools for facts, far from an ultimate theory that explains it all, without one law of nature contradicting another; when it comes to history, it becomes even more prickly, since people who are interested in finding out what really happened as recently as 60-some years ago, might not only risk their jobs, or their students’ enthusiasm, but their very freedom, health or lives.

It seems that our oh-so-enlightened Western democracies aren’t that much of a Wonderland of the Free, after all, as which our modern politicians try to sell us our current system. Speaking of which. According to God’s views, as laid down in His much disputed account of such (nevertheless found to be absolutely reliable by those who have the guts to believe it), the Bible, the evolution of politics over the past 2500 years isn’t quite as flattering as we may see our own current state.

The prophet Daniel (in an interpretation of the king of Babylon’s dream, given to him by God) pictures the world’s empires from Babylon to Rome as deteriorating. While Babylon is symbolized by a head of gold, the subsequent empire, Medo-Persia, becomes silver, Alexander the Great and his Grecian empire turn out with a bronze medal, and Rome is devaluated to mere iron, only to wind up in a useless mixture of clay and iron good for nothing but to be replaced by God’s eternal kingdom toward the end end of the world as we know it.

So, while we look back at ancient rulers and systems as primitive, from our high and lofty democratic pedestal, God, evidently, has a perfectly different view of things.

We don’t even have to go as far back as Babylon or Rome to note drastic differences.

While we know by now that neither Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, FDR or even JFK were flawless, yet they all seem to have had a residue of nobility and honor that perfectly eludes our 21st century statesmen.

And while some of us may still live in the illusion that the current administration is an improvement on the stock, compared to the former, as shocking as it may be for all of us, judging by the Wall-Street nature of that administration, it would be a very big surprise indeed, if that illusion will not turn out to be just such.

20th century statesmen at least attempted to speak the truth every now and then, and when they made promises, they made somewhat of an effort to keep them, which is more than you can expect from the puppet position that a presidency has become in Century 21.

“You never know when the sky will fall. What do we really know at all?” the “Rembrandts” from California once sang, and they must have been on to something.

What do we really know at all?

What of all that which we call “knowledge” could really be called such? Isn’t it much more often simply faith in the portrayal of the picture by a certain group of people, the “winners,” those who have the money and the propaganda machinery?

So, why not be honest and reduce the preposterous claim of “knowledge” to that which it really is, namely faith?

After all, it has served true believers good and well for thousands of years, all throughout history, where empires and emperors have come and gone.

Maybe St. John was really on to something when he claimed that our faith is the victory that would overcome the world.

Maybe we know something they don’t. Maybe we really know something. Even if it’s just a fact as simple as the one that says “There is a God, and He loves you,” along with His Promises that someday soon He’ll save us out of the mess all those big shots are getting us into in the name of illumination.

Oh, and along with the promise that we’ll know then, even as we are known.

You really want to know what happened? Just hang on a little longer.

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The Dawkins Delusion? - Not much to sling in Dawkins face

"The Dawkins Delusion?" - Not much to sling in Dawkins' face

Apart from the fact that 10.-€ for a booklet of 78 pages seems a bit overprized, this flaw might have been overlooked if the content of those pages would at least have made up by quality what lacks in quantity. Alas, it is not so. The very thing McGrath holds against Dawkins, namely that by lack of information, his bias and repetition of dogma, Dawkins is doing the science community a disservice, McGrath becomes guilty of himself, in that he reflects rather negatively on the Christian community.

If this is all that Christianity has to answer to folks like Dawkins, then woe is us, and no wonder people are being annoyed by our faith. Such lukewarm religion has never done anyone any service.

McGrath seems to have absolutely no clue about what “Intelligent Design” actually represents, but in a totally ignorant and uniformed manner repeats the same mantra about ID that is coming from the atheist camp. Only one hour of his doubtlessly precious time, devoted to watching the documentary “Unlocking the Mystery of Life” would have saved him from probably perpetual embarrassment.

If you’re looking for a book that will strengthen your faith in God, or would arm you with solid arguments to counter Dawkins’ disciples all around us, don’t buy this book. It would have been bad enough and perhaps tolerable as a blog or free e-book, but is frankly, not worth the paper it’s printed on.

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In search of intelligent life on the web I came across a forum thread entitled, “Can Intelligent People Believe in God?” A truly intelligent question would have been, “Can intelligent people not believe in God?” And the cortrect answer would be, “ONLY intelligent people believe in God.”
And that isn|t just on my own puny authority, but on the authority of the Book revered by millions as the divinely inspired Word of God… In the book of Psalms, the greatest leader the nation of Israel ever had wrote, “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’
We know that every bit of information in the world, every letter, every email, every postcard, poem, telegram, phone call or drawing in a cave by a so-called “cave man” must have an author.
Thus, only a moron can seriously assume that the immense amount of information contained in one single cell, which, if we’d stick it in books would form a tower to the moon and back, would have come about by itself, or the great supposed father & mother of us all: coincidence.
Just because the existence of God eludes the capacities of their finite reasoning & ratio (or ration?) of their rationale, they confine reality to the scope of their own minds, by which they are so awed that they couldn’t possibly allow for anything greater and more wonderful in the universe to exist.

Since my query only yielded a handful of halfway satisfactory results, & even Google Almighty couldn’t help me out, I remembered something Kent Hovind once said about how scientists keep searching for intelligent life in outer space when he hadn’t found much of it on this, our own planet yet. I like Kent Hovind. I share his opinion on many issues, especially golfers. Every time I ride my bike past the local golf court I pray, “Jesus, protect me from those morons!” (One of them nearly killed us once.)
So I change my query to “Kent Hovind” for the latest news on the man & find blogs of perplexed Christians who don’t understand how a man of God could possibly wind up in prison. Shows how much they read their Bible.
Nor do they seem to care much about the plight & lives of countless believers who have shared similar fates. They just figure, a good Christian ought to be a tax paying patriot who doesn’t get in trouble (even in a country where taxing the people is against its own constitution, & the guys who pocket their cash have anything but patriotic, much less Christian intentions).

So, just as anywhere else, quality is rare on the web.

And as for intelligent life, perhaps I should just continue studying the inner life of microbes for now… It seems to be more promising at present.

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