Posts Tagged ‘Martin Luther’

Why Niels Gerson Lohman is never going to visit the US again–America’s loss

October 13, 2013

I’m writing this in reaction to the article found here:
http://dasmag.nl/why-i-will-never-return-to-the-usa/

Some of us are battling the idiotic mind-set of the new oligarchs here in the land of the formerly free.

But you could have it worse in between “stacks of Bibles“? Maybe it’s a B&B owned by an enthusiastic couple on the subject, but in those pages are pronouncements of judgments against very un-Christian minds in a post-Christian land (the USA) which is entering its pagan phases.

You were accosted by border patrol agents schooled in the first generation in which Bibles were banned, the Ten Commandments are banned (“Love thy neighbor as thyself”), and prayer is banned. (“…as we forgive others their trespasses against us..”)

The US has lost the Christian heritage that motivated St. Patrick to return to the land of his slavers in Ireland and shame the islands and eventually the entire continent into giving it up.

The love of God motivated John Hess to accept burning at the stake rather than give up his campaign against Papal tyranny, and Martin Luther to defy the same tyrants, and that motivated Isaac Newton to advance science as the best evidence for the Creator for young men.

And it is the Christian principle of the Golden Rule that drew Christians in growing numbers to Ron Paul in 2008 and 2012 (including yours truly), and drives true Biblical Christians today to demand the end to the money-changers’ counterfeit operations in the Federal Reserve, the stealth-tax theft of inflation here and in Europe, and to look upon newcomers with favor.

I look forward to Honduras‘ model cities project, which looks like it is going to happen, because my wife is from there. I happen to know of some of the liberty-minded economists and other experts that were consulted in the planning of the legislation and who have some input into its implementation (I hope). They are liberty minded folks. Possibly they will form new pockets of freedom, and with freedom prosperity, that the small country needs.

In fact, for Niels, I would recommend a visit to the Bay Islands of Roatan and Utila, and if you like quiet, waters that are even more transparent to view the bottom, and nature, you might like Guajara, a smaller and less-visited place. Honduras also has the second-largest coral reef in the world off the coast.

I know that there are a good number of ex-pats in Honduras in the coastal areas and along the roads that lead to the Ruinas de Copan. They are the remains of an ancient Mayan settlement and temple.

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Morality, virtue, and a universal definition

January 3, 2013
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English: Saint Patrick stained glass window from Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, CA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Religious people” do NOT fit into any such descriptive stereotype as some put forth, not in the real world. Many have a kind of Hollywood caricature of them. Most people don’t understand Christianity. A libertarian society could only come forth from a Christian legacy, expanded on the concept of the sovereign individual. The sovereign individual was always implicit in the laws of Moses and then then the historical, poetic and prophetic books of the Old Testament (the Tanukh). God was their ruler and He was the chief law enforcer of the laws of Moses, with priests only functioning for some immediate arbitration of disputes and to serve betimes as judges in cases of criminal acts.

Those who cry foul at the limited number of “capital” crimes are the same who today scream bloody murder if anybody questions their sacred doctrines or utters some forbidden thought, like maybe homosexuality is not morally equivalent to dark skin. Like David said, “I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war”. (Psalm 120:7)

There is another lie pushed by Parrot Media and Compliant Press, relating to science. St. Patrick‘s legacy is literacy, learning, and the shaming away of slavery in Europe, Isaac Newton and his peers with science based on experimentation, observation, repeatability, Martin Luther and other such peers’ legacy is the INDIVIDUAL’s own responsibility for his own salvation and his life). Christ said he came to “set the captives free”.

The Golden Rule is universal in one form or another, to all religions and even most atheists claim a form of it when challenged for the basis of their own claim to “morality” or to “virtue”.

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is pretty strong, but what can be expected of all is to at least expect reciprocity. Everyone knows, when intellectually honest, that it’s wrong to kill, because they don’t want to be killed. Everyone knows it’s wrong to steal, because they get miffed-plus if somebody robs them. And so on. And forcing a conversion is anathema to a true believer, as it is a false conversion.

The difference for truly believing Christians as opposed to the hum-drum  is that the greatest commandment (love God with heart, mind and soul) requires a recognition that they will have to answer to the Christian God for all their works and deeds.

UNFORTUNATELY in this generation the disclaimer is necessary to point out that a “Christian” by mouth and external label is no counter-example to the previous paragraph if his actions are those of one who does NOT believe he will have to answer for his deeds to a loving and merciful God.

The Pope makes news, there they go again: Slurs against Christianity in the guise of lies about the Catholic Church

March 27, 2012

We know that the Roman Catholic Church has plenty of history to apologize for. We know that they should follow Paul’s advice to “Forbid NOT” to marry, with an eye to his prediction that in the “last days”  some would forbid men to marry… And the last Pope even apologized, in a way, for the way their predecessors treated Martin Luther, and we know that the Gunpowder Plot was not exactly a planned hit by “anarchists” a plot hatched by Jesuits….BUT…

But we also know that thousands of Catholic clergy joined thousands of Lutheran clergy in protest against the abuses of the regime.

We also know that plenty of monasteries and convents joined other Christians in giving refuge to Jews and Gypsies and other persecuted persons.

We also know that there were thousands of Christians that joined the Jews in prison camps and executions.

We also know that the Pope that the professional Holocaust industry tycoons vilify so much issued an order to all his clergy in Germany to save as many Jews as possible.

We also know that that same Pope was honored and still is to this day in Israel as a “righteous Gentile“, a rare honor bestowed on certain Christians for their service to Jews.

We also know that the chief rabbi in Italy converted to Catholicism after seeing so much compassion from so many Catholics.

We know that millions of Catholics, Methodists, Baptists, Pentecostals, Mormons, and soldiers from all the other Christian doctrines as well, fought alongside Jews against Hitler to stop the Holocaust.

We know that Hitler may have earlier been a nominal “Catholic” in name only, but we also know that he vowed to wipe Christianity out completely as a “bastard child” of Judaism, and replace it with the paganism of the old Teutonic gods.

We know that the SS was an occult organization that held pagan ceremonies to promote officers.

It’s amazing how prophetic George Orwell‘s book “1984” is, for the rewriting of history.

 

Houston Chronicle lies about Ron Paul. Ron Paul says END THE RACIST DRUG LAWS!

December 31, 2011

Okay one more time: Like Ron Paul’s campaign manager told the Houston Chronicle, and like Ron Paul has said many times himself, and as the Houston Chornicle itself acknowledges they were reminded,

Paul’s campaign chairman, Jesse Benton, told us earlier this week that the newsletters were written by a ghostwriter in Paul’s name, but he admitted that Paul “should have better policed it.”

“Dr. Paul has assumed responsibility, apologized for his lack of oversight and disavowed the offensive material,” said Benton.

So there you go. It has already been answered, including in 2008 by the head of the NAACP himself as motivated by the fact that Ron Paul challenges entrenched money powers.

Again, Bring it on! Ron Paul‘s detractors in Big Crony Corporate Media is getting desperate, like in this article repeating the “racist” lies:

http://blog.chron.com/rickperry/2011/12/in-1996-paul-acknowlegded-bashing-barbara-jordan-in-a-newsletter/

They say he “acknowledged” writing the one article about Barbara Jordan in 1996, but then quotes him as saying he did NOT write it.

But looking over both the Houston Chronicle‘s history and Ron Paul’s history, everybody who is anybody around him knows that you can trust him at his word better than the Houston Chronicle or any other political figure they might endorse.

Since Ron Paul is getting growing numbers based on the ideas and policy he represents with the credibility of his proven honesty reflected in his record, they now have to tell sneaky serpentine lies. This tactic will backfire, because the more blacks get interested in the subject, the more they will find that he is THE anti-racist candidate.

I have learned to look not only between the lines in Crony Corporate Mass Media reports, but also make sure you are peeking behind the lines. That’s the reporting they’re leaving out.

With all the resources of all these news agencies, newspaper staffs, and broadcast and cable networks ALL now coming down hard on Ron Paul, you KNOW that if they wanted to, in my opinion, they could have tracked down the REAL author of those articles a LONG time ago.

For example, I would not be surprised to find out that the guy was an infiltrator meant to sabotage any future chances for Ron Paul as an honest libertarian pushing the gold standard. That’s exactly the best explanation for the guy at the one Republican debate that yelled out “Let him die”. No doubt that was either a neo-con plant or one of these guys the Democratic Party handlers sent out to Tea Party rallies with racist signs.

All that did during the tea party rallies was to showcase a parade of black folks joining in the rallies and presenting themselves to the media. The media still pretended they didn’t exist, just like they do with Exodus International and other groups of ex-“gays”.

This was old news a long time ago, but black folks are not stupid and can smell a trick. This might just open their eyes to other history relating to the entrenched two-party cartel they have been willing to forgive and forget so far.

But now, when they realize that Ron Paul is the ANTI-racist, avowed ENEMY of all Jim Crow laws everywhere, and that all that government has done to “fix” racism has only institutionalized the prior status quo and made it worse.

Maybe they will now remember that the Democratic Party was the party of slavery and the party of JIM CROW laws in the South and the northern and western wings of the party embraced it even so, until the Republicans in the Congress joined John F Kennedy in the Civil Rights Bill.

Ah yes, when black folks realize that Ron Paul’s opposition to Jim Crow laws are the same ones that caused him concern about the Civil Rights act, they will enthusiastically support him, because it is rooted precisely in Martin Luther’s own idea of treating persons as individuals instead of members of groups:

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

And, besides that, the principle of individual freedom that says black folks and white folks and all folks have a natural right to associate with whom they please.

Plus the pragmatic factor that government intervention in private lives and in private businesses often results in the effect opposite to that intended.

Ron Paul has pointed out in fact that segregation and racism was a government-enforced legal regime in the Old South, it was NOT something people were doing on their own, and that he is opposed to Jim Crow on the same grounds, besides being personally repulsed by the idea of dividing people into groups.

Okay one more time: Like Ron Paul’s campaign manager told the Houston Chronicle, and like Ron Paul has said many times himself, and as the Houston Chronicle itself acknowledges they were reminded,

Paul’s campaign chairman, Jesse Benton, told us earlier this week that the newsletters were written by a ghostwriter in Paul’s name, but he admitted that Paul “should have better policed it.”

“Dr. Paul has assumed responsibility, apologized for his lack of oversight and disavowed the offensive material,” said Benton.

So there you go.

Ron Paul is under fire for regarding people as individuals instead of as only members of groups, for looking at freedom for individual human beings of any color instead of dividing them up, and under fire for blasting the idea that we should use government to tell a black person, or any person, who their friends can be and who they have to deal with.

He is under fire for telling us that people should be free as individuals, not groups.

And for fighting to remove the barriers to economic freedom because those government-imposed barriers keep us all down. We want all people to be free.

END THE RACIST DRUG LAWS!

END THE RACIST WAR ON DRUGS!

END THE RACIST COCAINE-CRACK LAWS!