futurism yours and mine

God has made from one blood every nation of people who dwell upon the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed time, and the boundaries of their dwellings.

So that they should seek the Lord in hope that they might find Him. Though He is not far from of each of us. For in Him, we live and move and have our being.

Therefore, we are the offspring of God. We ought not to think that Divine Nature is like gold, silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising.

Truly during times of ignorance God overlooked a lot. (meaning before the church age). But, now commands all people everywhere to repent. Because, He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man, whom He has ordained. He has given assurance to all of this by raising Him from the dead. (cp. Acts 17:26-31).

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dangerous illicit

Dangerously illicit indeed dating back to the nations first president, George Washington. Who said, “Our cause is noble because it’s the cause of humanity.” A sentiment echoed by every politician in one way or another. And look, where it has taken the nation. Down the byways to national bankruptcy through a continue surging of the national debt and moral decadence.

Especially, through the corrupting national acceptance of the LGBTQ agenda. Cut the deck anyway you want, it’s condemned by God Almighty! (cp. Romans 1:18-32).

It’s an obscenity that, Pete Buttigieg, could flout his gay marriage during the recent presidential debate in, South Carolina. and not receive a single rebuke. Adding insult to injury, Buttigieg and other presidential hopefuls quoted scriptures. Such behaviors, and declarations signal the depth of American decadence among democrats.

Republicans don’t get a bypass condemnation card. Their decadence just manifests itself in different ways. America is in heap um big trouble! Many shaking their heads in wonderment. If you are among them, you mostly likely are brain dead politically and spiritually. Sorry, no offence intended. Just trying to wake up a rather complacent society. It’s a dangerous road to travel because complicity has its own judgement. (cp. Romans 1:32).

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different worlds

A little riddle about change. How things mushroom and the unintended becomes the intended.

For want of a nail, the shoe was lost.

For want of shoe the horse was lost.

For want of a horse, the rider was lost.

For want of a rider, the battle was lost.

For want of a battle, the kingdom was lost!

Source: Dictionary of Illusions-Butterfly Effect-page 90.

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fail. But those who wait upon the LORD, shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with the wings like eagles. They shall run and not faint. (cp, Isaiah 40:28-31).

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stories from the underworld

Religion! What a foul awareness it creates in the minds of more, and more, people every day. Including this Padre, who said goodbye to organized religion a very long time ago. But not to the allegiance of Almighty God to His creation you and me. Intricate truths abound!

The organized church must be seen as a business proposition if one wants to understand its uselessness. They twist scriptural assertions to meet their business interest. This Padre spends a considerable amount of time studying their shenanigans. And indeed, they are maters of deception.  Unfortunately, because of their deception many are going to find themselves in a place that they will regret.

So, what you’re about to read is a tale about life after death. It should not be considered fictional, and therefore, irrelevant! Because it’s a religious perspective. Rather it should be considered an act of mercy. Granted to us by a merciful God, who wanted to give us a preview of what to expect after one dies.

There was certain rich man, who was clothed in fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day. But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus full of sores, who was laid at his gate. Desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, the dogs came and licked his sores.

So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. (Bosom meaning the chest area where secrets are kept).

The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

Then he cried and said, “Father Abraham have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame.” (cp. Luke 16:19-24).

Concluding with verse 26, And beside all this, between us, and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.

One thing we can all agree upon. Death is inevitable. It’s just a matter of when, so in the interim period, we do the best that we can to elude death. But in the end, if we are fortunate, the aging process finally wins. And, the soul is ushered to Hades. There its a matter on what side of that great gulf one finds oneself. It to is all about an interim period. Because there is a concluding event for all of humanity. It’s referenced, as the Great White Thorn Judgement. (cp. Revelation 20:11-15).

Want to be sure that all will be okay for you? Apply, Romans 10:9-10.

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why democracy isn’t democratic

American democracy has been a magnificent orchestrated collection of rhetoric. That amounts to purposefully touted deceptive hogwash. Democracy since the countries inception was a concept waiting to be born.

Americans for the first time in history could elect a president in Sen. Bernie Sanders, who would introduce, and then struggle to preserve true democracy with the help from the American people. Why the struggle? Because elitism made up of democrats, republicans, lobbyist, corporate conglomerates and the many fooled into equating socialism with communism. They oppose real democracy because it gives the the people power. Which diminishes, the power of the combined allegorical hierarchy.

Socialism had its birth two centuries ago by Jesus, who by our standards was a progressive liberal. Because, Jesus advocated for social responsibility. By creating a sustainable ecosystem, feeding the hungry, befriending the friendless, provide the necessities necessary to sustain life, taking care of the sick and visiting those imprisoned. (cp. Matthew 25:35-37). And Jesus, who astutely taught, individuals, and thus, nations, they can’t succeed without an individual and collective dependence upon God Almighty.

Karl Marx, and Friedrich Engels, founders of the mid-19th century ideology of godless communism. In principle got it right, but communism failed humanity, then, and now, because reverence for the Almighty, was, and is absent from their ideologies. Wherever, godless communist dictators govern poverty prevails unabashed.

Because there are so many democratic candidates, no candidate by arrival at their, July 2020, convention. Will have enough delegates to secure the presidential nomination on the first ballot.

There are 3,979 delegates available through voting jurisdictions. Plus 771 Super Delegates, totaling 4,750 combined delegates. But to bypass a second ballot or additional ballots of voting. The front runner needs, 1,991 delegates in order to gain the party’s nomination on the first ballet.

Political pundit’s are declaring that it’s not likely that current front runner, Sen. Bernie Sanders will have enough delegates to avoid a second ballot of voting. Because, Sanders, isn’t likely to secure 1,991 delegates. Because, other candidates will peel away possible delegates, if they remain presidential candidates.

And likely, third or fourth place finisher, Joe Biden, might secure the party’s nomination because Biden is the darling of mainstream democrats. And that’s, why during yesterday’s discussion it was argued that the whole voting process is rigged against we the voters.

The democratic head honcho’s at party headquarters what to be sure that some one like Sanders doesn’t become their presidential candidate. Because, Sanders represents the people and values their issues. That’s to close to real democracy for them. Remember, the current way from yesterday was declared as hogwash.

So here’s how freedom lovers of democracy deny freedom and thus true democracy. It occurs any time, at any place, when the will of the people is ignored and thus denied!

America needs an overhauling and Sanders is up to the task, as long as he continues to serve the people and not the establishment.

There are 771 supper delegates. Here’s how it works. Be mindful that people, who are among these various groups have most likely already voted once. What’s democratic about allowing some people to vote one or more times?

Democratic National Committee Members represent 445 delegates. Democratic Members of Congress 280 delegates. Democratic Governors 24 delegates. Party Leaders 22 delegates. Totaling 771 super delegates.

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American Democracy Hogwash

Have you ever wondered why it’s so hard, if not impossible, to achieve the American dream? It’s because the system is designed intentionally to shut out 99.9% of Americans from achieving that dream. Though most struggle to do so because we’re told education, and hard work is all that is needed. Hogwash! It takes across the board individual sustainability fairness which is absent through out our society.

For example, most people can work hard with expressions of praise for a job well done day after day. And be told, you’re fired! That can’t happen in unionized places of employment. Reasons have to be given, and the employee is guaranteed a grievance process. It’s a process called, collective bargaining, which is part of what elevated and made America an economic miracle.

But a capitalistic power structure inside, and outside of government, saw, collective bargaining, as a sure pathway way for workers to achieve the American dream. To them workers were disposable commodities to be used, and discarded, when deemed worn out. And so, they became determined to destroy the unionized places of employment. And as most workers know, unionized places of employment have been mostly eradicated.

The, November 2020, election cycle has strategic significance way beyond the aforementioned discussion. It involves trump, who became the second president out of the last three election cycles to deny the people the candidate of their choice. Accomplished through the purposefully designed constitutional declaration to deny the people their presidential choice. It’s called the, Electoral College. I’ve written about it in more detail in previous discussions. Those discussions and this one is why I titled this one, “American Democracy Hogwash.”

Of all, the hopeful democrats seeking the presidency. This writer has concluded, that Sen. Bernie Sanders, is the best choice for cleansing the hogwash from our American landscape inside, and outside of government.

If his platform is examined, it represents everything vital, if we, the voting public want a fair opportunity for attaining the American dream. But there is a major hurdle deliberately constructed to deny someone like, Sanders, the democratic presidential nomination. Details tomorrow!

Democracy in America is hogwash. Because corporate conglomerates, lobbyist and republicans use democracy as coded rhetoric for democracy. Democrats have equally contributed to the hogwashing  of our democracy. If it wasn’t so, America would be democratic, by experience and not purposefully touted gobbledygook.

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trump inferno

There is a guy named trump, who some think to be a tramp. No matter how one cuts the deck in his defense. And many do, especially Christian evangelicals. Especially those, who call themselves Pentecostals. Causing growing numbers of people of morals and character not wanting to be associated with the church.

So they have found a new home for meaningful identity and thus moral and financial sustainability. Often referred to as social progressivism. Which is not communism, unless you think Christ Jesus was a communist. Indeed Jesus was a progressive liberal. Like our times, His times were all about sustaining and enhancing wealth for the few at the expense of the many.

Jesus shared His own commitments concerning social responsibility, which had nothing to do with bragging rights. But, everything to do about what He expects from us. Create a sustainable ecosystem, feed the hungry, befriend the friendless, provide the necessities necessary to sustain life, take care of the sick and visit those imprisoned. (cp. Matthew 25:35-37).

Beware America, because the state of the union is not as rosy, as the donald, and clan would have us believe. The donald has mesmerized a significant number of people within the population making the donald and clan very dangerous. Perhaps they surrender to trump’s cruel, threatening and oppressive character flaws. Because, trump manifests their true character! That’s very scary because it breeds right wing cleansing tactics. With the ultimate goal of extermination of those, who look different, think different and act different from themselves. Meaning people of color and progressives like Sen. Bernie Sanders. And, rising progressive crusader, Alexandria Ocosio-Cortez.

America has an unsustainable national debt making it impossible for a rosy economy nationally, or individually to endure such a reality over the long haul. Future generations sooner than later are going to have to pay off that debt. A better option is to make the Michael Bloomberg’s and the Donald J. Trump’s bear the responsibility for paying down the national debt.

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deadly as the coronavirus trump

Donald Trump extraordinaire of deception is not going to rescue America from very dangerous times. His past behaviors which he has bragged about along with his public record dictates that it is so.

In the peoples house where he resides, he projects himself, as the peoples best friend. And the gullible soak it up, and republicans,  who know better are afraid to challenge him. They prefer images of power within themselves, as opposed to life, liberty and justice for all. Quintessential attributes the nation is still struggling to accomplish.

For now, and perhaps permanently, unless the deceived electorate declares at the ballot box enuf is enuf! Totaling eradicating  our political coronavirus. Republican rule wherever it exists.

After carefully, studying the democratic presidential candidates. This Padre has concluded that Sen. Bernie Sanders is the only candidate, who is capable of ending our long struggle for life, liberty and justice. There fruits seem unattainable because political power has suppressed them. By making them applicable for the protection of the few against the many. Make no mistake democrats have mostly walked artfully in the steps of there suppression. That’s why it’s got to be Sanders in November 2020.

Of concern, of course is Sanders age, but the risk worth the gamble. Sanders selection of vice president is key to the nations democratic future. Hopefully, it’ll be a young progressive woman. Because if trump gets a second term, he’ll implement, Attorney General, Bill Barr desire for a totalitarian president.

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could it be

Been around the block a few times. Have had lots of unusual experiences. Which has driven this Padre, to become a firm believer that there are unseen forces in this our world. And, they battle with each other for individual dominance. It’s done through manipulation of we earthlings within earths biosphere.

Consider the following for an invisible demonic presences among us. Now there was a day, when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them. And the LORD asked Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.” (cp. Job 1:6-7).

The following has been played out on numerous occasions, as individuals, and authorities attempt to sort out bizarre behaviors. Our twin natures. “For what I am doing, I do not understand. What I will to do; is not what I intend to, but what I hate, that I do!” (cp. Romans 7:15).

Persuasive, and dominating powers within our world by creatures not well understood. Reeking havoc everywhere with some mockingly saying, “The Devil made me do it. Unfortunately it more accurate than most realize. The Apostle Paul, “For Satan himself, transforms himself into an angel of light.” (cp. 2 Corinthians 11:14).

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tower building

With determination ways to make yourself your best friends. “They who are slow to anger are better than the mighty. And they who rule their spirits, than those who take a city.” (cp. Proverbs 16:32).

“The steps of a good person is ordered by the LORD. And He delights in his way. Though one falls, they shall not be utterly cast down. For the LORD upholds them with His hand.” (cp. Psalms 37:23-24).

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roads well traveled

A taste of Paul and then Frost. Some like the spiritual while others like the storied poets.

Do you not know that as many of us were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death. Therefore, we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just, as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so, we also should walk in the newness of life. Apostle Paul.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both. And be one traveler, long I stood. And looked down one as far as I could, to where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair. And having perhaps the better claim, because it was grassy and wanted wear. Though as for that the passing there had worn them really about the same.

And, both that morning equally lay in leaves no step had trodden back. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads to way, I doubted, if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh. Somewhere ages and ages hence. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost.

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strategy making it work

The mice, who were at war with the weasels were always getting the worst of it. They held a meeting, and coming to a conclusion that their defeats were due to a lack of leadership. They chose some from among themselves, and appointed them to be their generals. Then in order to distinguish themselves from the rest, they made horns, and fixed them on their heads.

When they joined the battle their whole army was routed and took flight. They all got in their holes except the generals, who were unable to get in on account of their horns. They were caught and devoured!

Vainglory is often the cause of misfortune. Source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“Pride Will Have A Fall.”

Pride sure path to misery and failure.

Pathways to happiness and success.

Let us not become conceited by provoking one another, or by envying one another. (cp. Galatians 5:26).

Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but  in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves. (cp. Philippians 2:30.

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the dreiser effect

 

As many know, Theodore Dreiser wrote about the dark side of the American dream. Where protagonist, Clyde Griffiths, turns his back on his Christian upbringing provided by his parents. Seeking a life, not guided by Christian principles. And that is the crux of our modern day, “American Tragedy.”

Why is that so many might wonder? For starters the modern day church is an institution very much into empire building. They’ve become institutions of entrepreneurs. There business is to sell in various ways church nonsense. All designed to keep the pews packed with admirers and their bank accounts bulging.

While avoiding, the nitty gritty back breaking work of Christendom. It’s the nitty gritty that draws people to Christendom. Because its mostly disappeared, they follow the increasingly well traveled road of the Clyde Griffiths.

Important. Whatever issues either very personal, or out of concern over the deteriorating political landscape, or some other concern. Don’t ask a clergyman. Because, you are most likely going to be misled. As a habit avoid all modern organized churches, whether they are denominational institutions, or not. Just because they say they are independent or non-denominational churches. In the scheme of things, they in their own deceptive ways are entrepreneurs. Whose end, is to draw you into their web of church growth because that’s where the money is. Avoid them all!!!!

So here’s what you need to do. You’ll find your answer from the books of Roman through Philemon. Jesus gave them to the Apostle Paul to share with us. Because the Jews rejected Him, as their Messiah. And He, ushered in what became the church age. Like the age of law, the church age will some day come to a close.

When ready start a home church with like minded friends. Avoid any hierarchical structure. Introduce a study of the Apostle Paul’s church age literature. When ready carefully include the rest of the Bible in your studies. There are serious truths recorded through out the Bible. For example, Matthew through John are not church age literature. They are a part of the lexicon of the Old Testament law. If you can grasps that concept, it’ll spare you and your home church group a lot of confusion. For example, most people think that, John 3:16, brings them into the family of Christ. Not so! Today saving grace occurs through the gospel of grace. Whose pathway is shown through Romans 10:9-10, and rooted in the following, “Do you not know that as many of us where baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? (cp. Romans 6:3). People under the law knew nothing about His death or resurrection. The very foundation of church age grace.

Again when ready, select issue(s) that concern you and your home church. Get out there, and do the nitty gritty work that needs to be done. Relay upon Romans 8:14;25-28; Hebrews 11:1;6 for starters.

And follow that Apostolic model, as your friends have friends outside your circle of friends. Eventually they should start their own home church. That’s the way to reverse the Clyde Griffiths syndrome.

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story telling fact or fiction

From high school to college and reaching us today is Theodore Dreiser’s acclaimed novel, “An American Tragedy.” Once recognized by Time magazine as one of the best English languages novels of all time. Is it any wonder, no! Because his 1925 truths, resonate as truth today. Oh yes, the clothing is different, as are many other aspects of his world and ours. But the underlying premise is the same.

As many know, Dreiser wrote about the dark side of the American dream. Where protagonist, Clyde Griffiths, turns his back on his Christian upbringing provided by his parents. Seeking a life not guided by Christian principles. And that is the crux of our modern day, “American Tragedy.”

A nation of people becoming more inclined to shy away from a life guided by Christian principles. Becoming eager to seek the American dream from the dark side. With the dark side becoming darker and darker. The dark side gets its credence through intellectualizing and then behaving in ways forbidden by legal jurisprudence.

It’s becoming more and more tasteless by Americans that the American dream must be pursued by Christian values. Because the Christ of Christianity, puts restrictions on ones innate cravings. That violate His holy writ, which is unwavering in its demands of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Concerned about your inner cravings? Doesn’t matter what they are because approval or disapproval is found in God’s holy writ, the Bible. From marriage, child rearing to complicated issues of darkness, as seen through the lens of the GLBTQ community. Including abortions, business, friendships, community service and war. Including everything between A-Z.

Here’s a little known nugget of information. Bisexuality had its origins with Adam. Within Adam dwelt Eve, who had not yet been born. Some are sensitive to that phenomenon than others. If truth surfaced, everyone experiences that awareness. But are able to shake it off, as nonsense. While for others the phenomenon is so strong that they have to respond to it. Shared because early my ministerial career the issue surfaced.

A clergy person, who also had a doctorate in psychology. Referred a man to me, who was attracted sexually only to men. He had a masters degree in education and taught art. He was married, and his female wife, also had a masters degree in education and taught in the same school. She married him knowing all about his drive for wanting a male lover. She loved him, and thought together they could overcome his same sex desires. One day she called me informing me that her husband had committed suicide.

There isn’t a day that that whole situation isn’t relived. That’s what prompted me to look for an answer. And, I found it the aforementioned Adam and Eve sexual analogy. Perhaps had it been shared with him, it might have rescued him, and prevented a suicide.

There’s a lot more to it than just intellectualizing the Adam and Eve analogy. Deliverance arrives by praying that intellectualized process over the seeker wanting deliverance. It occurs this way, “Now he who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” (cp. Romans 8:27). Other verses prayed are Romans 8:25-26; Hebrews 11:1;6. All this is difficult to explain because one has to move outside the intellectual and into the realm of the pure which is the spiritual.

Indeed Dreiser’s, “American Tragedy,” of his time and ours is that our tragedies are far more visible, but absent any piercing controversy.

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America America What Have You Done

America America look at what you’re becoming. “Thus says the LORD. Cursed is the man, who trusts man. And makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the LORD. For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see, when good comes. But shall inhabit parched land which is not inhabitable. (cp. Jeremiah 17:5-6).

Don’t you remember what you once were? “Blessed is the man, who trusts in the LORD. And whose, hope is in the LORD. For, he shall be like a tree planted by the waters. Which spreads out its roots by the river. And will not fear, when heat comes, but its leaf will be green. And will not be anxious in the year of the drought, nor will it cease from yielding fruit.” (cp, Jeremiah 17:7-8).

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said the whore

“I do my job and call it was it is. Many of Christendom do the same. But, they call it something else.”

Here’s a tale or two that goes largely unexplained maybe because of its varied applicability. “Enter the narrow gate, for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate, and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (cp. Matthew 7:13-14).

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wheel of fortune

The wheel of fortune, how she spins, and where she stops no one knows. But this we do know for certain, it’s rigged against hard working Americans.

For this spin it’s from trump, and his republican cronies in the congress. One of their arguments  is that America has an immigration problem. The question is why? And the answer is because the government looked the other way, as illegals flooded the American landscape. Providing corporate conglomerates with cheap labor. So cheap workers practically worked for nothing. preforming extremely torturous labor. Earnings wages far below wages necessary to sustain self sufficiency. But that’s the American way then and now!

But of great concern to trump and scum is that, when they gain citizenship they vote democratic. And, their children born her are automatically citizens. And that’s a political threat to trump and associates.

Republicans, and Democrats know its wrong and immoral, But against their instincts, they ignored those innate instincts. Because they know corporate conglomerates wouldn’t fund their reelection campaigns, unless they were provided with cheap labor. And, its still that way today! Get seriously sick, and discover what poverty really looks and feels like.

To trump, and his republican cronies along with sufficient numbers of democrats. Have always been able to rally together to pass bipartisan legislation. Which, was necessary in order to make sure that corporate America had sufficient cheap labor. And it continues today, with great diligence. Because the nations power brokers have nearly destroyed the unionized workplace. The power to strike without losing ones job is a powerful tool for fair wages and benefits. That’s the last thing trump wants.

The trump administration is the most egregious anti-worker government since the founding of the country. Trump and cronies govern by way of elitism, and if you’re not one of them. Then you’re a commodity to be used, and abused, until worn out. And then discarded, as useless scrap, as though you were not human.

There are ways to reverse the wheel of fortune. Most people think their vote during presidential elections counts. It doesn’t!

Out of the last three presidential cycles two candidates, who won the national popular vote both were denied the presidency. Al Gore beat Bush by winning the national popular vote. Along comes, Hillary Clinton, who also won the national vote by nearly the million votes over trump. Hillary was also denied the presidency because of a mechanism in our U.S. Constitution known as the electoral college.

Make no mistake, the nations founding fathers were elitist! And as such, they needed a way to minimize the will of the majority. So they shrewdly placed put the electoral college in the constitution to nullify the wishes of the voting majority. Currently there are 538 electors in the electoral college, In order to be awarded the presidency, a candidate needs to secure 270 votes from among those 538 electors. Plain and simple it’s undemocratic! How could it possibly be democratic, when the wishes of the majority are denied?

Fortunately there is a movement underway. It’s called, “The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.” So far, the Compact has secured from the various states, and the District of Columbia. Legislatively. 196 commitments have been secured to give their electoral votes to the candidate, who wins the national popular vote. So the Compact needs to secure, 74 more electors to bring democracy to America for the first time. Strongest opposition to the Compact comes from states who are controlled by Republicans.

November 2020 is the most consequential election in our history. Because, if trump wins a second term expect tyrannical one person rule in America.

Our only hope is for freedom loving voters to carefully scrutinize the  presidential democratic hopefuls. And vote for that candidate.

This writer has done that, and has decided to vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders. Because he’ll labor for unionization of the work place, protect and expand entitlements, making fair housing possible,  universal health care, citizenship for millions of trumps illegal aliens erase student debt, deal with climate change, women’s rights concerning choice, and equal pay, shifting the tax burden upon corporate conglomerates, who pay no federal taxes, and more.

No doubt, his most significant accomplishment will be giving the electoral college to the candidate, who wins the national popular vote. That’ll create the pathway for the aforementioned presidency of Sen. Sanders. Of course, there’s a huge hurdler ahead of him. He must secure enough delegates declaring him as the democratic presidential nominee.

Democracy is suppose to be the market place of ideas. Those who persuade the public that their ideas best fit America. That’ll reshape America to represent those ideas. Don’t like the national agenda established by the national public vote. Get engaged democratically and attempt democratically to change the nations agenda.

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when worlds collide

When anger is aroused, watch out! Especially when it’s from a force one is not familiar with.

Interesting sketch of events, with one of them being that at command by God, four legged animals can communicate with we mortals in our language. Also having the ability to reason.

The God’s anger was aroused because he went, and the Angel of the LORD took His stance in the way of an adversary against him. And he was riding his donkey, and two servants were with him.

Now the donkey saw the Angel of the LORD standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand. And the donkey turned away, and went into a field. So Balaam struck the donkey to turn her back onto the road.

Then the Angel of the LORD stood in a narrow path between the vineyards With a wall on both sides of the path. And when the donkey saw the Angel of the LORD, she pushed herself against the wall, and crushed Balaam’s foot against the wall. So he struck her again.

Then the Angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place where there was no place where there was no way to turn either to the right or left.

Again when the donkey saw the Angel of the LORD, she lay down under Balaam. So Balaam’s anger was aroused, and he struck the donkey with his staff.

Then the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, And she said to Balaam, “what have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?” And Balaam said to the donkey, “Because you have abused me. I wish there was a sword in my hand, for now I would have killed you!” And the donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden, ever since I became yours, to this day?” Was I ever disposed to do this to you?” And he said, “No.”

Then the Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the Angel of the LORD standing in the way with His drawn sword in his hand, and he bowed his head and fell flat on his face.

And the angel of the LORD said to him, “Why have you struck donkey these three times? Behold, I have come to stand against you. Because your way is perverse before Me. The donkey saw Me and turned aside these three times. If she had not turned aside from Me, surely I would have killed you by now, and would have let her live.

And Balaam, said to the Angel of the LORD, “I have sinned, for I did not know that you stood in the way against me. Now if it pleases You, I will turn turn back.” (cp. Numbers 22-34).

All that occurred centuries before our time. But on thing remains the same. Like Balaam, we sin. Redemption has always been available for we sinners. For us, the process of redemption is much different than it was for Balaam and other people of era. For us the redemptive process is simple. It’s recorded in Romans 10:9-10.

Here’s a couple scriptures concerning the efficacy of angels today. “Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation? (cp. Hebrews 1:14).

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. (cp. Hebrews 13:2).

For He shall give His angels charge over you. To keep you in all your ways. They shall bear you up with their hands. Lest you dash your feet against a stone. (cp. Psalms 91:11-12).

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God accused of injustice

It has been said that few things are really what they appear to be. And so, it seems to be that way in heaven.

God stands in the congregation of the mighty. He judges among the Gods. And finds, himself challenged by Asaph.

Who charged, “How long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked?” And then demands, “Defend the poor, and the fatherless, do justice for the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy, free them from the hand of the wicked. (cp. Psalms 82:1-4).

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Complicated stuff. On this plane there are lots of occurrences missed by most mortals. And in the third heaven incomprehensible activity made visible through out our scriptures for the scriptural searcher. But when, all is said and done, this is the final authority. “I am the LORD, that is MY name. And I will not give my glory to another.” (cp. Isaiah 42:8). And, “Remember the former things of old. For I am God, and there is no other. I am God and there is none like me. Declaring the end from the beginning. And from ancient times, things not yet come. Saying my counsel shall stand. I will do all my pleasures.” (cp.  Isaiah 46:9-10).

This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science is available to address the broad spectrum of secular Americans, as organized groups within our American society, Right through the many denominational churches dotting the American landscape.

Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interest to be discussed. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

Scheduling can be accomplished through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather.

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burdens of the nobodies

Earlier this month, after a self severing group of hooligans called Republicans clearly demonstrated, why as a party they must all be impeached at the ballot box.

If not, king trump will demand, that they assist in helping him in the remaking America in the image of a dictatorship. After his non-exonerating acquittal, trump boasted, “Trump 2020 through to 2048.”

Most laughed! And thought its trump being trump. Few thinking 2020 and beyond, was a part of his retaliatory promises, “There’s got to be pay back for the nerve of Democrats to seek my impeachment.” Which resulted in torturing him, and his family unmercifully, so declared the donald. The donald is a threat to everything American. And a lover, of everything totalitarian.

Republicans are good at enriching the elites, who cause the U.S. treasury to giggle with cash. Some will respond and argue saying, “Examine at all that trump has done to advance every aspect of American well being!”

Average working people serve as trump’s fuel to keep polishing the U.S treasury ever so brightly for the nations million and billionaires With total disregard for the out of control national debt! No need to be concerned, says trump. Because with all the jobs being created, they’ll understand that they’ll have to endure higher taxes. Engulfing every aspect human existence! With the elimination of social programs like social security and medicare/medicaid. For laboring Americans, economic and social misery will take on a new meaning.

For trump, and his clowns it’s okay enrich the elites, and make working people bear the responsibility for their wealth. After all to them working people are disposable materials to be discarded, when their value has been exhausted.

Here’s what Jesus had to say about the matter. “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give it to the poor, and you will have treasure in haven, and come and follow Me.” (cp. Matthew 19:21). Exegesis of those words, is to do, what has to be done to help every one share equally in American prosperity.  That’s the attitude that made American great.

It’s time to end the combined rhetoric from trump, his cronies, and the elites. That laboring Americans are a grand collection of nobodies of significance. Done by remaking of America in the image of powerful somebodies.

We must change how the Electoral College works. I’ve written about it in previous discussions. It’s all about states and jurisdictions pledging their electors to the candidate, who wins the National Popular Vote. So far sixteen states, and the District of Columbia have joined the Interstate Compact. Had that compact been in place neither Bush nor Trump would have ascended to the presidency. Because. both lost the National Popular Vote. Republicans oppose the Compact because it strips them of their power. Returning power where it belongs to We the People.

This Padre duly ordained, and having a degree in political science is available to address the broad spectrum of secular Americans, as organized groups within the American society. Right through to the many denominational  churches doting the American landscape.

Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interest available to be discussed. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

Scheduling can be accomplished through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather.

CfS is a church without walls, and therefore without membership.