Catholic Values in a Hostile Political Climate

16 Apr

Wow, I start to understand (after watching HBO’s documentary “Going Clear”)

I have long been puzzled by the sometimes mindless defense of certain politically charged issues given buzz word labels by those who promote these issues; such as “Global warming” (now renamed “Climate Change”), “Gay Marriage”, “Greedy Corporations”, “Gun Control”, “Women’s Reproductive Rights” (“Abortion”), just to name a few.

The human mind is a complicated and wonderful thing, however; there are those among us that have learned how to manipulate how we think and reason. If we have not yet learned this amazing fact, we merely need to study the effects of Jonestown, the 1930’s Germany, and more recently the documentary on the Scientology Church. Individuals like Jim Jones, Hitler, L. Ron Hubbard, and Saul David Alinsky have proven their skill at this phenomenon. Unfortunately, there are those active today who are emulating these individuals and their success or failure is yet to be determined. Our best defense against them is to understand its reality and the danger involved.

As I watch those who promote and defend those issues mentioned above on the 24 hour cable news programs and the main stream media, I see the same type of approach as seen in the “Going Clear” HBO documentary film about scientology. Interestingly, the documentary shows individuals who were leaders in the scientology church and now whistle blowers. In the documentary they show then and now video clips of these former church leaders. In the “then” videos these individuals are vigorously defending the church against charges by creditable previous whistle blowers. Against over whelming evidence; they continue to rail against the charges without supporting evidence. In the “now” videos, they are at a loss as to how they could have been so manipulated as to blatantly lie to protect the church.

One telling issue that should alert us all, is the common tactic of avoiding the facts of the issue being discussed and instead jump off subject to other issues that are in their minds, worse than the one being discussed. The problem for us all, is in the emotion of the moment we are led astray by this tactic. The tactic is so subtle, that often the individual using it is not even aware they are doing so.

Individuals engaged in these issues sometimes get so convinced that their cause is so justified and necessary that the end justifies the means and any tactic including lies are justified. Harry Reid the former majority leader of the senate is a perfect example of this fact. Since leaving his post he unashamedly admits that he fabricated the lie about Mitt Romney not paying his taxes for the sole purpose of destroying his character and chances of being elected POTUS.

Another tactic which is very common among those promoting their agendas is to create a false narrative which is repeated over and over to the point that the masses begin to believe it is true because it supposedly is a proven fact that most people believe. I recently saw a classic example of this by Debbie Wassermann Schultz. Debbie was attempting to marginalize Marco Rubio because he is a “climate change denier” (there is that buzz word label again) because even though he lives in Florida and has seen Ocean Drive flooded he continues in his disbelief of “climate change”. As if Florida has not been subject to flooding for thousands of years. Another excellent example is the “Hands up don’t shoot” narrative; even though this narrative has been completely proven as false, those who believe the police are generally racist continue to push this narrative as though it were true.

One final point; the Catholic Church and Christians in general are often accused of blind faith against all evidence. Those who make this charge also claim that science and Church teaching are opposed to one another and in conflict. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Catholic Church has always been in the forefront of scientific research and has always taught its followers that they should follow faith, truth, and reason. Generally, science has proven Church teachings over the centuries not disproven it. The problems comes in when scientists and others place their unproven theories about unknown issues in a category of proven and accepted science when it is a long way from it. Ironically, this places the opponents of Church teaching in the position that they accuse the Church of being in; blind faith.


01 Apr

Just How Big Is God?

One of my favorite subjects; here is a reprint of an article by Friar Jim Van Vurst, O.F.M. on the mystery of why scientist are able to be atheists or agnostics. It along with the facts boggles the mind.

It sounds like a strange question to ask because, by definition, God is infinite. But in our human experience, we have no idea what infinite really means. Consider this: as big as our own universe is, it is still created by the infinite God.

To begin with, we can estimate that our whole universe is about 14.6 billion years old. Our Milky Way, of which our solar system is a part, is estimated to be 6.4 billion years old. And all of this is said to have started with the Big Bang—an explosion of so much energy that all of what we see came from it over billions of years.

But let’s go further. Our Milky Way is about 100 light years in diameter. To understand what a light is, we have to think of how far light will travel in a single year considering that light travels 186,000 miles per second. In a single year, light will travel 5.77 trillion miles. Keep in mind that, as big as our Milky Way is, it really is only an average-sized galaxy in the universe. How many galaxies are in our universe? We can safely say between 100 and 200 billion galaxies—each galaxy containing between 100 and 200 billion stars!

Deep Sense of Awe

I could go on and on, but none of us would be able to understand the formulas needed for measuring the stars in our universe. Every new telescope developed takes us further into space. But no matter how may light years our galaxy extends, what we are told by scientists is that there may actually be more universes than just our own. Imagine: another billion universes we don’t even know about!

I marvel at how non-believing scientists seem to shrink the size of God into nonexistence. For we who believe, every new discovery only brings us to a deep sense of awe in God. And in a figure of speech, God holds each of us in the palm of his hand. And for the size of the universe, one single human being is of infinitely greater value that all the immeasurable universes out there.

The reason is simple: each life is made in God’s image and likeness. Value is never based on size. All that God created, including the universe, is good. But we, as children of God, are valued most. Jesus did not die for the material universe. Jesus died for you and me. As children of God, Jesus died for his brothers and sisters.

How big is God? The best way to measure God is to remind us of what the Scriptures tell us: “God is love.” And there is no measuring stick for love.

Friar Jim Van Vurst, O.F.M.

24 Feb

Is technology destroying our faith?

As I was reading the first reading of todays Mass (Isaiah 55:10-11) it struck me that long ago when we understood little about the science of nature we were awed by things like endless rain coming down from heaven and not seemingly ever returning. Then science discovered that evaporation actually drew the water back into the sky and the awe went away and in some cases our faith with it.

Multiply this by the thousands of discoveries by science and our pride grows and our awe and faith seem to dwindle more and more.

Does the fact that God gave us the intelligence and ability to learn SOME of his secrets make His creation any less awesome?

I have written before of my thoughts about why scientist do not grow in faith as they learn more and more about God’s amazing creation. It seems to me that as science learns more about creation the more they should believe in a Creator.

Today, I received a little glimmer of why this is so often not the case. Human pride seems to want to credit itself for discovering how creation works and looks for alternative reasons for creation. Reasons that make absolutely no sense, reasons like the amazing order of the universe was some random act by the universe its self.

21 Nov

Does assisted suicide avoid suffering?

I am amazed at the rapid rate of state after state legalizing assisted suicide. According to Gallop polling

“The percentage of Americans who believe in God or a universal spirit has remained near or above 90% for the past 60 years. However, there has been a significant increase in the last decade or so in the percentage of Americans who believe in the devil.”. Further, “81% of Americans currently say they believe in heaven, 10% are unsure, and 8% do not believe. From 1997 to 2004, belief in hell has ranged between 56% and 71%. The 2004 data reveal that 70% of Americans overall believe in hell, while 12% are not sure and 17% do not believe in hell.”

Apparently, even though 70% of Americans believe in hell and 12% are not sure, most are convinced that they are not going there. Otherwise, why would anyone chose to end their earthly suffering by moving to the uncertainty and possibility of jumping from the frying pan into the fire?

Our society has become so numb to the teachings of Christ that even though such high percentages of people claim to believe in Him, they apparently do not believe in His teachings. Logic would say these high percentages of people think He is a liar.

Our society has been led to believe that suffering of any kind is a bad thing and to be avoided at all costs. This I believe is the primary reason why people accept and even submit to suicide. Catholic (and most legitimate religions) teach that we can reduce or eliminate our purgatorial cleansing after death by offering our earthly suffering as redemptive suffering for the sins of ourselves and others. Our society’s basic problem is we seem to no longer believe anything is a sin.

When thinking about this phenomenon and looking at the history of mankind; it is obvious that we continue to go through these same stages over and over and not seeming to learn from them. The ancient Jewish people moved toward God and then away from Him over and over. The result of moving away was always disastrous, yet we continue to follow this cycle still today. America and Western civilization has been steadily moving away from God during my entire lifetime.

I learned of the progress of this cycle back in the sixties and the beginning of the sexual revolution when proponents of legalized abortion were spouting their concern for women having back alley illegal abortions. Their cries fell on many sympathetic ears and led to the disastrous Rowe v Wade decision. Pope Paul VI at the time warned via his famous Humanae Vitae encyclical, that decoupling the marriage act from procreation would devalue human life, would lead to damage of marriage, family, and the eventual legalization of euthanasia.

The steps of our society’s downfall appears to me as;

1. Down grading of sin, especially adultery.

2. Abdicating responsibility of alms giving (care for the poor) to the government.

3. Legalization of abortion (first step in devaluing human life)

4. Legalization of same sex marriage in many states (further devaluing of marriage and family)

5. Legalization in some states of assisted suicide (Next step in devaluing human life)

6. Beginnings of legalization of euthanasia is some states. (Last step in devaluing human life)

Let us pray for the souls who are led astray by our declining culture. The mantra of the sixties “If it feels good, do it.” Should now be “If it hurts, offer it up.” Admittedly, easier said than done.

10 Oct

Here is a politically incorrect issue to wrap your mind around

I was just watching an advertisement on TV by ASCPA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). While this is a worthwhile and admirable cause, and the commercial certainly pulls at the heart strings, it struck me that if a Pro-Life group such as Rachel’s Vineyard, Silent no More, or Priests for Life were to put a similar advertisement on TV to raise money for the ASCPB (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Babies), there would be an enormous outcry from the liberal main stream press, the Democratic Party, the ACLU, and every left leaning organization in America.

I am also sure that virtually no one would disagree this would be the case. So, I ask, why would this be the case? Are not human babies entitled to at least the same consideration as dogs and cats? The answer is also obvious. Such an advertisement would threaten the very lucrative abortion industry and the many groups and individuals who have spent much time and money on developing the acceptance of such a dirty business. Those of us who oppose this practice and those of us who are not gaining financially from this dirty business have to wake up and realize what abortion truly is and use our voices to fight it. The rewards for doing so are great as is the punishment for those who don’t. God is watching us.

08 Oct

Has America reached the end of it’s good times?

I am afraid unless people of faith finally stand up and live and vote according to their Christian principles, the United States is doomed to go the route of the cultures of biblical times when they turned their backs on God. The signs are all around us.

1. The Democratic Party has totally committed to intrinsically evil issues such as open and unrestricted sex between anyone and everyone including contraception, homosexual acts, and abortion.
2. Many Republican politicians are touting their “pro-choice” positions to get elected.
3. Citizens who claim to be Christians are voting for leaders who practice, condone, and espouse homosexual acts, immorality among heterosexuals’, and abortion.

How is this different than Nineveh? Jonah asked God, “If I find 10 innocent people will you spare Nineveh?” How many good people will it take to spare America?

Regardless of how patriotic you are, the United States and America are NOT immortal. Nothing in this world is immortal except our individual souls. So, I ask, why would anyone make choices that they believe benefit themselves or this passing world at the determent of their immortal souls?

90% of Americans according to a Gallop poll state that they believe in God the creator of all things. This includes all people living on the earth even the unborn in the womb. So, why do so many of us vote like this is not true? If we give this some serious thought, maybe it is because Jesus was correct; Satan is active in our world, we must be careful we are not falling under his influence.

07 Oct

Liberal logic is easy to understand and easy to disprove

As I have stated many times on this blog. Liberal logic is massively erroneous and for any person willing to think through their logic one can easily see why it is flawed. Take the following statement from a liberal website. The liberal author was speaking to the recent hope liberals have had based on conciliatory statements made by Pope Francis.

“Contraception and abortion are the most important human rights issues in the world. That’s my opinion, and it’s rooted in scientific fact. Ensuring women’s reproductive rights is by far the most cost-effective way of lifting women, families and communities out of poverty, poor education and poor healthcare.

Even a small step like freeing Catholic charities to distribute condoms would have a huge impact. Still it is too much to hope for. The day after everyone’s hopes were raised he urged a group of gynecologists to refuse to perform abortions.”

I give this author credit for at least understanding that the Pope is not contemplating changing Christ’s teaching. Most liberals do not understand that the Pope has no authority to change Christ’s teaching, so at least this author has recognized half of this truth in that the Pope is not going to change Church teaching on same sex marriage, abortion, contraception or any other intrinsically evil acts.

Strangely, I agree with the first two sentences in his statement, however, the reason is 180 degrees out of phase. Like all liberal arguments, they are based on tunnel vision and baseless theories. He claims that allowing abortion and contraception is the best way to lifting people out of poverty. Since this statement on its own does not impel people to adopt these evils, liberals do like they do with all wrong headed issues, they hang a label on it to make it sound like a great idea. In this case they call it “Women’s Reproductive Rights”. Sounds much more acceptable doesn’t it. Just like calling the murder of the unborn a “choice”. Choice sounds so much better than what it is. Odd thing about “choice” for liberals is that it does not extend to Christian principles, the rights of individuals to own a gun, or the right to express ones Christian beliefs.

They always claim that their views on contraception and abortion are proven by statistics when the exact opposite is true. We do not even need a scientific study (even though they do exist) to see their claims are false. Just look at the numbers of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases since Roe V Wade and the wide spread use of condoms and other contraceptives. Both have sky rocketed, so liberals, please explain how abortion and contraception has helped in these areas. Poverty; do we have less poverty in the United States since Roe V Wade and the wide spread use of contraception? It’s not bad enough that we have screwed up the moral fiber and culture in the United States; we are so arrogant that we are exporting this terrible philosophy to poor nations all around the world under the false guise of humanitarianism.

The reason that contraception has caused an increase in unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases is obvious to anyone willing to take off the blinders, open the lens wide and look at the whole picture. The reason is contraception has made illicit sex and immorality easier and more prevalent. Those engaging in these activities feel less bound by morality and falsely safer from unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. Thus more sexual activity and more unwanted pregnancies, abortions, and sexually transmitted diseases. It’s not rocket science, it’s common sense, but liberals just can’t seem to wrap their minds around it.

26 Sep

A message that may have come from St Paul but uttered by an anonymous pastor in New Orleans.

I came across this homily which was given to parishioners shortly after the November 2009 elections across America. As readers of this blog will know, I have long been befuddled by the number of Catholics and other Christians that vote for candidates that openly support anti-Christian practices. This anonymous pastor expresses some realities that apply not only to those who vote for these candidates but also for the rest of us who are lukewarm in our faith and lacking in a Christian lifestyle.

Please read this homily over and over until it has an effect. Don’t let the length stop you; there is nothing more important than absorbing this message, for your immoral soul and for America .

The following is a homily given by a New Orleans pastor the Sunday after election day. It is reported that his congregation listened in stony silence and were moved to give him a standing ovation.

I want to begin today by thanking those of you who went out on Tuesday and voted for the sacredness of human life. Just as the widow’s deed in our 1st reading will never be forgotten as long as the Scriptures are read, be assured that no righteous deed that we ever undertake will be forgotten by Almighty God.

This past Wednesday, the day after the election, I received a message on my phone at the parish office, from a gentleman who didn’t identify himself by name but who said he was a parishioner. And in this message, this gentleman ranted for several minutes about Tuesday’s election results. And here were the first words out of his mouth, “You lost Father; you lost!” Well, the first thing I want to say about Tuesday night’s election results is that I didn’t lose. On Tuesday night our entire country lost!

Now, having said that, I know that there are several of you who have just decided to tune me out, or you’re now burning up with anger at me because of what I just said and you can’t wait to give me a piece of your mind. But let me say two things in this regard. Number one, I am a priest of Jesus Christ, not because of any merit of my own, not because I’m any better than anyone else. God probably chose me because I am nothing and He wants to make something out of me. But I have been anointed and consecrated by God to preach His truth. And so, you can tune me out, but be warned, you do so at your eternal peril.

Second, if you’re angry because you read into my words that this homily is going to be about one elected official that you probably voted for, you’re wrong. What I have to say today goes far beyond just one elected official. What I have to say is about the overall trend that was put on display in Tuesday’s election results.

Did you know, for instance, that on Tuesday several states voted by popular majority to legalize the recreational use of marijuana? Did you know that a plan to legalize physician assisted suicide was barely rejected in Massachusetts? Did you now that for the first time in our country’s history several states, by popular vote, chose to legalize gay marriage? Did you know that two of these states are run by “Catholic” governors who actively encouraged their constituents to vote in favor of same sex unions? Did you know that in Florida, a ban on tax payers funding of abortion was rejected by the people? Add to all of this the fact that some who were elected in Tuesday’s elections are pathological liars, people who have been exposed in their lies numerous times. Apparently, a majority of Americans now condone lying, or perhaps worse, for them the lie has become the truth, evil has become good. Now can you begin to see the trend?

In the days after the elections all the talking heads in the media have been trying to explain how this all happened. But not one person in the mainstream media has gotten it right. You see, these election results are not about one party’s marketing advantage over another. Ultimately, they’re not about the appeal of one person over another, nor are they about one party being more up-to-date while the other is behind times. What we saw on Tuesday night IS about the moral decline of our nation.

Tuesday’s voting results are a mere confirmation of a choice that a majority in this country made, some as far back as 50 years ago, to reject God and to embrace evil in one form or another! And who’s to blame for this choice? Well, ultimately, each individual is responsible for his or her choices. Those who chose to vote with evil are to blame for their own choices, and they’ll have to answer to God for the way they voted. But the reality is I don’t think any of us can take ourselves completely off the hook on this one. Why? Because one of the worst contributing factors to the moral decline of our country has been the lukewarmness that has plagued the Catholic Church for years all the way from the Bishops down to the people in the pews. Pope St. Pius X once said that “All evil in the world is due to lukewarm Catholics.” Think about that for a second, “All evil in the world is due to lukewarm Catholics.”

Well, I have to be honest with you. I’ve seen this lukewarmness in every church parish at which I’ve served. But you know where else I see this lukewarmness? I see it when I look in the mirror; I see it in myself. And if we’re honest with ourselves I think all of us would see one or more area of lukewarmness in our own spiritual lives.

My brothers and sisters, each one of us has a moral obligation to do all that we can to try to reverse the moral decline of our nation. And the first place that we have to begin is within ourselves. We have to begin by responding to that vocation which is common to all of us, what the Church calls the universal call to holiness, the call from Jesus to each one of us to become a saint!

In his letter to the Philippians, St. Paul says, “work out your salvation with fear and trembling.” How many of us, each day, tremble as we strive for holiness?! How many of us live with a lively fear of hell, a place that is real and a place where souls go for all eternity?! Or have we instead accepted mediocrity in our spiritual lives? “Oh, I’m too busy to pray Lord; I just don’t have the time… I’m too tired to pray; I’ll get to it tomorrow… Oh, I don’t like that teaching of the Church, I am not going to do that, who do they think they are coming up with this stuff… Well, I think I’ve done enough for God; what more do I have to do for Him…”

In one of His parables Jesus poses an important question that we would all do well to ask ourselves. “Which of you wishing to construct a tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if there is enough for its completion?” Well, what cost is Jesus talking about? He’s not giving construction advice to builders and contractors. The context of that Gospel is the cost of discipleship, what it costs to be a saint, ultimately what it costs us get to Heaven. But all too often we act as if that cost is cheap! “Well, I go to Mass on most Sundays. I’m a good person; I haven’t murdered anybody. Of course I’m going to Heaven!”
Jesus dealt with this kind of cheap discipleship in the Gospels when He said, “Not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” On the day of judgment many will say to Jesus, “Well, didn’t we go to Mass fairly often on Sundays and didn’t we put some money in the collection basket? Didn’t we accept at least some of the Church’s teachings? Besides, as I said before, I’m a good person; I didn’t murder anybody.” Then Jesus will declare to them, “I never knew you; go away from me you evildoers!”

My brothers and sisters, in ordinary times lukewarmness in our approach to salvation is deadly. But we are not entering into ordinary times. We are not moving forward into ordinary times. There is a great battle brewing; in fact this battle is already upon us, a battle in our country between good and evil and I can feel this battle in the very marrow in my bones. If we are not striving for holiness with every fiber of our being we will not have what it takes to pay the cost of discipleship, we will not have what it takes to get to Heaven! As Jesus says near the end of Matthew’s Gospel, “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now and never will be. And if those days had not been shortened, no one would be saved…no one would be saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.”

It’s clear from the trends that we see in Tuesday’s election results that people of faith in this country are going to be attacked relentlessly over and over again by one wave of evil after another. And so we must be sure that we have included these attacks in our calculations. A lukewarm faith will never survive the attacks of an army of evil that is Legion. We must become saints! And do not wait for tomorrow to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for tomorrow may be too late. Today let us resolve to root out all sin from our lives! Today let us resolves to remove all evil from our hearts! Today let us double our efforts at prayers! Today let us pray that Mary, the Mother of God, our Mother, will once again crush the head of Satan, and intercede for us the grace of perseverance!

Today, let us resolve to take up our cross and be a disciple of Jesus Christ! Christ, who in the words of the Servant of God Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, “will restore within us moral indignation, Who will make us hate evil with a passionate intensity, and love goodness to a point where we can drink death like water!”

The final message that I received from that gentleman’s call on Wednesday was that I need to stop preaching the way I do. I need to stop telling people how they ought to live their lives, what teachings of the Church they need to follow. “If he wants to support gay marriage I just need to shut up and give him a choice.” Well, sir in answer to your request I give you a choice: You can either come here to this Catholic Church and listen to the Word of God and to the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Church or you can leave and go somewhere else!

Father received a standing ovation from his congregation.

06 Aug

How did morality get politicized?

In Todd Akins new book “Firing Back” he speaks of how those who modify cultures by subverting the meaning of words. He tells of being in a church in 1985 where a speaker by the name of Tomas Schuman was explaining how the Soviet’s subverted their culture;

They sold these bad ideas by a technique that Schuman called “word pollution,” an Orwellian devaluation of a moral tradition by redefining it. For instance, you may think you are pro-life, but to the opposition you are “anti-choice.” If you favor traditional marriage, you are said to be a “homophobe” who opposes “marriage equality.” If you recognize that men and women are different, you are a “sexist” who denies a woman her “reproductive rights.”

Akin, Todd (2014-07-15). Firing Back (Kindle Locations 374-377). WND Books. Kindle Edition. .

This is exactly how this same ideology is subverting our culture today. This process is well down the road to taking America down the same dead end road that Russia and the Soviet Union followed. Most Americans were lulled to sleep by the fact that the U.S. had defeated the Soviet Union in the cold war and the economic war; however, most of us have failed to realize that those who promote this sick ideology have far from given up. The enemy is far more devious than we have realized and they are now winning the culture war in America.

They have successfully in the minds of many Americans, changed moral issues such as abortion and homosexual acts into political issues. This has advanced throughout Europe and Canada and is now gaining speed here in America. In the news today we hear that these forces have reached an agreement with our own IRS to begin monitoring speech from the pulpit. Now when a priest or preacher speaks of the evil and immorality of these issues they are no longer preaching the gospel according Jesus Christ, they are now engaging in political speech. This has advanced so far in some areas that those who are following the command of Christ to take His word to all people in all nations are being charged with hate crimes. Diabolical and as evil as evil gets, but it is working. We all need to be aware of how this is working and begin to use you voice to stop it. It must be done now while we still have a voice. There are groups and individuals; both those who are the perpetrators and those who are following blindly who want to take your ability to speak out away.

Unfortunately, I believe that there are some of us alive today in America who will face the same challenges that the martyrs of the Church in earlier days faced.

03 Aug

This should be a teaching (learning) moment

For all the liberals who do not understand; there is such a thing as a just war. The attack on Israel should be a very clear example of this. There are groups and individuals who believe they have a right to exterminate their enemies and will not settle for anything less. You do have a right to defend yourself. Israel is in the untenable position of having to politically walk on eggs to maintain its necessary relationship with the United States and its currently unfriendly administration because of mis-guided world perceptions and its need to defend its people. How long would the U.S. or any nation allow an enemy to rain missiles on their country without attempts to stop it? This is a classic example of a just war; yet liberals all over the world (except in Israel) are demanding that Israel show restraint. Hamas places its rocket launchers in schools and residential neighborhoods in Gaza so that when Israel takes the very necessary steps to eliminate those rocket launchers it will necessarily cause the injuries and deaths of innocent civilians as planned by Hamas so they can then plead to the world how Israel is killing innocent women and children. How ruthless and diabolical can you get? And unbelievably much of the world falls for it.

Liberals seem to live in this theoretical fantasy land where everything is or should be perfect. Perfect does not exist in this world; evil and its perpetrator the devil is alive and well in this world and he seems to have many people on his side. We all know the end result of this war on earth; it has already been won by Christ for us. Why would we ever want to join the losing side?

Although, in the end, it makes no difference because we know evil will be defeated; let us all be on the side of right. The political world is so intent on their own wants and desires that they are willing to let the innocent suffer for their own gain. Our own U.S. diplomats seek a cease fire so they can look like heroes to the world; never mind that the cease fire is only temporary and will encourage further aggression from the perpetrators of evil. When one side in a conflict openly states its goal is the total annihilation of the other side and will negotiate nothing less; the other side has two options; to either accept their annihilation or attempt to stop them. Which would any government of the people do? Endless cease fires will do nothing to stop the conflict. Some liberals are so nuts that they even have proposed that Hamas should be given “Iron Dome” missile defense to make the conflict “more fair”. HUH?

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