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Progressives, Mainstream Media Are Anti-Semites

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/07/18

Sorry for the redundancy in the headline. While Truth Before Dishonor is decidedly pro-Israel, as is any Bible-believing Christian, the Democrat Party, as shown in their loudly booing the insertion of pro-Israel language in its platform in 2012, Progressives, Mainstream Media (brought to you by the Redundant Department of Redundancy) are decidedly anti-Israel. To the extreme that they support Islamic Jihadists, Islamic terrorists, child-murdering war criminals against the peace-desiring, self-defense-minded, self-preservation minded Israelis and the only nation in the Middle-East that is both Democratic and tolerant of Mohammedism, Christianity, Judaism, atheism.

From Robert Stacy McCain:

Here’s how the liberal mind works: The only thing they need to know is, “Who’s the victim of oppression?” Once the liberal media decides Palestinians are victims and Israelis are oppressors, it doesn’t matter what actually happens — Hamas suicide bombers blowing up busloads of innocent Israelis, launching missiles at Tel Aviv, whatever — the victim/oppressor dynamic controls the narrative.

Stand for Freedom.
Stand for religious tolerance.
Stand for Democratic rule of Law.
Stand against genocide.
Stand against bigotry.

Stand up for the right of Israel to exist and Jews to live.
Down with the lying Media. Down with the lying Hamas and State-sponsored Terrorism.

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Eight Days Of Hannukkah

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2013/11/24

Hannukkah begins on Americans’ Thanksgiving this year. So for you Israelis, American Jews, and Jews worldwide that visit, we give you this song.

What else can you say about a song written by a Mormon Senator from Utah with the music written by a Jewish writer of Christian Contemporary music and sung by a Syrian woman from Indiana with backup vocals by Jewish children and the Mormon Senator other than take a listen and be uplifted?

We here at Truth Before Dishonor are Conservative. We are predominantly Christian. That means beyond any shadow of a doubt we are pro-Israel and pro-Jew. This uplifting Hannukkah song is merely a representation of our love for the Jews and for Israel, and a gift to all who visit, Jew or Gentile.

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Sorry, Israel, You’re On Your Own

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/11/07

We tried and failed. We on the Right worked hard to rid our government of the man who would deign to utter the words “The Future Must Not Belong to Those Who Slander the Prophet of Islam”, in complete rejection of our First Amendment and complete rejection of Judaism and Christianity. We tried and failed.

And just as we Christians and the practicing Jews here in the US are having our Religious Freedoms stripped from us by the Obama administration are left further unprotected and unsafe and unfree, so are you, Israel. You’re on your own. For the next four years, you cannot count on the US to help keep you safe from the Mohammedan terrorists surrounding you who want nothing less than your total annihilation.

You are now “a nation of unwalled cities” and only Providence can help you now. You have no friendly nations to come to your rescue.

But you still have many millions of people here in the US who are praying vehemently to Adonai on your behalf. The US will fail you, and just did. But Yahweh will not. Even as the followers of the evil, genocidal, pedophiliac, burning in Sheol Mohammed redouble their efforts to destroy you, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Joseph will be there for you. As He promised.

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Easter: The Most Holy Day Of The Year

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/04/08

Or is it?

Week of Passion…and Possible Divorce (God’s Perfect Timing) — Vip Ogola’s description of the week leading up to and including Easter/Passover Sunday. And I’d say that is a very apt description of all the events that took place from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday a little over 2,000 years ago.

What I’m about to deliver today will sound familiar to many who read my articles, because I’ve said it before on Truth Before Dishonor and the now archive-only Common Sense Political Thought, both of which had threads with worthwhile comments, although at CSPT, you have to scan through mostly rubbish in the comment section.

Easter is important.
Air is desirable.
Water has value.

There are many who consider Easter the most important celebratory day of the year. I may be one of them but I am not entirely certain. Let me explain my predicament, using a Progressive tool: Values Clarification (which is actually values modification).

You are planning a journey to colonize the moon. In your plans, you have to decide what to take with you. There will be no other trips to your colony for a year. You have limited space, so you will have to do without a lot of things you would prefer to have in order to make your life on the moon survivable. List these items in order of importance:

Housing unit
Cold-weather clothing
Hot-weather clothing
Food
Excavation tools
Compressed air
Lunar maps
Water
Lunar compasses

So, what did you decide was most important for your trip? Air, perhaps? Without air, nobody will survive longer than a few short minutes. Without water, nobody will survive more than a few days. Without food, nobody will survive more than a few weeks. Without proper shelter or clothing, it is highly unlikely you could survive a week. So it’s quite possible that air is the most important on the list. Or is it?

If you will not gain anything for a year, what importance is the fraction-of-year survival without a certain item compared to the importance of the fraction-of-year survival without a different item? No matter how you order it, if you’re missing one for that duration, you’re still just as dead after the year is up.

So, what celebratory day is more important? Easter, Christmas or Good Friday? Without Easter, there would be no Resurrection and thus no redemption of sin. There could be no Resurrection without the Crucifixion celebrated on Good Friday (which I believe is the wrong day). That means the redemption of sin could not occur. Without the Birth, there could be no Crucifixion. Without the Virgin Conception, everything is moot. Remove any one of these four events and the other three events lose all their value. Remove Jesus’ 33 years of sin-free life and all four events lose all their value. And, as Vip Ogola reminded me, if Joseph had divorced his betrothed Mary as she was pregnant with Jesus as he had strongly considered before Providence spoke directly to him, again, all would be moot.

So, in the grand scheme of things, can any of the events truly be ordered as more important than the others?

As I said, my earlier article discussing this issue provided some worthwhile comments from the readers, and even a philosophical/logical discussion or two. On the TBD article, my MUD-geek friend Adara (pray for her as she’s still emotionally healing from the recent loss of her mother, whom she talks about in that 2010 thread), who is Catholic, said I gave her food for thought and was mulling over what I wrote. She also asked why I suggested Good Friday may be the wrong day. I explained my reasoning and invited Jeff, a non-Christian Liberal Jew (who I don’t know is practicing or not), to delve into the math of it and the Jewish nature of it, Which he did.

As I said, the CSPT thread is mostly unrelated garbage but Tyro visited to give me article-related grief and I believe left with a better understanding than he started with. If you want to follow that particular conversation,
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Hold To The Bible Or The Torah? You’re An Abomination!

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/03/31

Thus saith the absolute relativist Perry Hood!

First off, let’s get a couple facts straight.
1)Falsehood is not the opposite of Truth.
2)Evil is not the opposite of Good.
Both are purity twisted to become impure. Neither evil nor falsehood can claim originality, as both have to depend on originality (that being Good and Truth) for their twisted power. And that makes it impossible for them to be the opposite of the original (since they copied and twisted the original).

I have previously shown where Perry Hood is willing to break his promises willy-nilly whenever his promises inconvenience him. I have written about his multiple years long lie that Conservatives and Libertarians don’t have a budgetary plan for the US. I have written about his hatred of Israel (and this is a Pro-Israel site (see the above blog page header)). In fact, I have written multiple articles concerning the radical Leftist and absolute relativist Perry Hood, oftentimes discussing his elitist snobbery. For instance, according to Perry Hood — who lives in the state of Delaware — there are some states that count and some states that don’t (and his state counts).

Now I get to write about his anti-Jew, anti-Christian hatred of anyone who holds the Torah or the Bible as Truth. First my comment in its entirety:

John Hitchcock says:
March 31, 2012 at 10:31

For the record, and in repetition, I hold to the Bible, which declares homosexuality to be:
1) An abomination
2) A sin against Providence, others, and your own self
3) A decision to cast out that which is natural and to replace it with that which is unnatural.

Tammy Bruce is a homosexual. And I have, multiple times, declared my high regard for her.
Aphrael is a “married” homosexual Liberal. And I have, multiple times, declared my respect for his debating.
Jeff is a strong supporter of the homosexual political agenda. And I have, multiple times, declared my respect for his debating.

Now here comes Wagonwheel, who sees the Editor write about a group of public universities which are considering the possibility of requesting an applicant provide his or her sexual preference on college application forms, and decides to comment. Does Wagonwheel say it’s none of the universities’ business what sexual preference the applicants have? No! Instead, Wagonwheel accuses the Editor — who said it’s none of the universities’ business what sexual preferences the applicants have — of being hateful in not supporting a position of DEMANDING PEOPLE DECLARE THEIR SEXUAL PREFERENCE in order to go to college. Talk about a warped sense of propriety! Talk about a warped mind! Wagonwheel has that, in spades! (Next up: Wagonwheel accuses me of being racist and using dog-whistles only unhinged Leftists can hear, because I used the colloquial expression “in spades”.)

Note, I am holding to both the Torah and the Bible. Not also, it’s the Torah part of the Bible that declares homosexuality to be an abomination. And here is why I said evil and falsehood are not the opposite of Good and Truth but merely a twisting of both as a result of evil and falsehood being incapable of originality. Here is Perry Hood’s comment in its entirety:

Wagonwheel says:
March 31, 2012 at 11:27

“For the record, and in repetition, I hold to the Bible, which declares homosexuality to be:
1) An abomination
2) A sin against Providence, others, and your own self
3) A decision to cast out that which is natural and to replace it with that which is unnatural.”

You are the abomination, Mr Hitchcock, for considering these words in the Bible, which has been written by men, to be some sort of a truth from god. And then you attempt to smooth over this abomination by making a list of a few homosexuals whom you tolerate. Instead of being a loving Christian, you are evil incarnate, with regard to this particular extremist attitude of yours toward homosexuality, a trait which has to do with the genetic makeup from birth. Shame on you, Mr Hitchcock!

Emphasis mine, by the way. And there you have it. Perry Hood had to make use of my language I got directly from the Torah (which is part of the Bible) in order to twist it into something it isn’t. Perry Hood had to take Truth and turn it into a Lie. Perry Hood had to take Good and turn it into evil. But the point is, while Perry Hood likes to be able to tell Christians they aren’t Christians due to their rejection of his Socialism he purports to be a position Jesus had 2,000 years ago, Perry Hood has declared all who hold to the Bible and the Torah to be abominations for holding to the Bible and the Torah.

Thus Perry Hood’s words regarding Christianity, Christians, Israel, Jews, Israelis, the Bible, the Torah can all be rejected out of hand. Because Perry Hood has absolutely no love for the Sacred Scriptures, but is, rather, full of hatred toward them as they get in his way with every step he takes and every breath he takes.

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Eight Days Of Hannukkah

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/12/03

My Lights of the Season series is never complete without Eight Days of Hannukkah. All three Seasons now, with this publishing, the song has been included. It was very late the first year, but I’ve made up for that. Here’s what I wrote on Common Sense Political Thought (a now archive-only site which is definitely good for research) last year (with a YouTube substitute for a Vimeo video):

I missed out on marking Hannukah last year, posting my article in early January. Well, Hannukah is quickly approaching, December 2 – 9, so I’m putting out my Hannukah article this year on time. (Yes, it’s a reprint of the last one, with a couple minor changes.)

That moonbat Jeff and his Opinions Nobody Asked For site has a wonderful article that I wish I saw during the season but I didn’t so I’m posting it now even though it’s late and is this a long enough run-on sentence for you yet? Okay, Jeff’s article is good, maybe not wonderful, but he leads to a wonderful article and provides a very uplifting song that I quite enjoy.

What else can you say about a song written by a Mormon Senator from Utah with the music written by a Jewish writer of Christian Contemporary music and sung by a Syrian woman from Indiana with backup vocals by Jewish children and the Mormon Senator other than take a listen and be uplifted?

We here at Truth Before Dishonor are Conservative. We are predominantly Christian. That means beyond any shadow of a doubt we are pro-Israel and pro-Jew. This uplifting Hannukkah song is merely a representation of our love for the Jews and for Israel, and a gift to all who visit, Jew or Gentile.

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I clicked on a link

Posted by DNW on 2011/12/02

I don’t have time to involve myself in a research project at the moment. But this is a rather puzzling matter.

I don’t know quite what to make of it.

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Circumcision Bans Outlawed In California

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/04

HT The Other McCain
The Miami Herald excerpts the Sacramento Bee in reporting that it is now illegal in the State of California for any county or city to ban male circumcision.

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill prohibiting cities and counties from banning male circumcision, his office announced today.

Assembly Bill 768 by Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles, was inspired by a San Francisco ballot measure designed to prohibit child circumcision there. A judge in July ordered the circumcision ban off the November ballot, but Gatto’s bill proceeded through the Legislature, where it passed with unanimous votes.

Gatto argued that such bans were an affront to the exercise of “personal, medical and religious freedom.”

The San Diego-based anti-Semitic group that was leading the charge to outlaw male circumcision in San Fransisco — and produced multiple evil anti-Semitic comics in that endeavor — hardest hit.

Anti-Semites, do you like apples? Well, California got your number. How do you like them apples?

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Truth Before Dishonor Is A Pro-Israel Site

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/08/21

Not only does Israel have a right to exist, but also a right to maintain a defensible border and a unified Israeli Jerusalem. To date, only two Middle East countries (Egypt and Jordan) have signed peace treaties with Israel. The remaining countries have cease-fires with Israel — an extremely different animal entirely. And as of this writing, Egypt is well on its way to eradicating its peace treaty with Israel. Many of the countries in the region refuse to acknowledge the right of Israel, Israelis, Jews to exist. And Egypt is quickly approaching that stage where it once again refuses to acknowledge the right of Israel, Israelis, Jews to exist (as it was prior to the Sadat/Begin peace treaty).

Israel has the right to proactively defend itself with overwhelming force against its enemies. Israel has the right to attack without warning, using any military means necessary, in its proactive defense. But Israel has gone “above and beyond” by giving warnings to the civilian population on more than one occasion — a very bad military strategy, but one absolutely necessary politically due to the severe anti-Israel sentiment among the world’s Leftists (but that consideration and attempt at amelioration has never had any effect on the Leftist emotionalism).

Israel further has the right to obtain and maintain buffer zones in its defense against the myriad countries and terrorist organizations arrayed against it, and to annex land into Israel Proper in its defensive travails. It is a well-known fact that Israel cannot afford to lose a single war, else it ceases to exist, while all the Mohammedan countries at animosity to Israel only need to win one war and Israel is destroyed.

Israel is the only free, democratic nation in the region. Israel is the only nation in the region that allows the free exercise of Judaism, Christianity and Mohammedanism without repercussion. Israel is the only nation in the region that allows Jews and Arabs to serve high elected offices within government. The rest of the region is far less than free. Iraq has democratic elections and a framework of democracy but the Mohammedan anti-freedom, anti-Israel, anti-America foreign insurgents prevent a true freedom and a true democratic and free society to gain any semblance of a strong foundation. Without American presence, even the shadow of democracy would quickly fade away in Iraq. The rest are Mohammedan tyrannies. Kingdoms, caliphate, terrorist-owned and caused barren land, however you wish to describe it.

Genesis 12
The Call of Abram

1 The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.

2 “I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.”

Israel has been Blessed from Providence’s founding of it. And the Curse is recognized as absolutely real. While the Blessing has no consideration in my pro-Israel stance, I hold out the Curse to all who choose to side with the Mohammedans and terrorists (same thing) who fight for the destruction of Israel.

–John Hitchcock
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Christian Doctrine Makes People Mad

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/08/20

I have seen articles on Hot Air lately (more the comments beneath the articles) which have attacked Michele Bachmann’s Christian views on homosexuality: that it’s a sin and thus a bondage that can be healed. I have wanted to respond to those attacks on numerous occasions, but since I cannot comment on Hot Air it requires I write an article. And my laziness kicks in. So I haven’t responded, until now.

But it wasn’t Hot Air that finally got me to respond. After seeing much objectionable commentary over at Hot Air, I found some seriously objectionable commentary over at Little Miss Attila. (Joy McCann professes to be a Christian and I have no reason to believe otherwise. But in this realm, I disagree vehemently.) Little Miss Attila was responding to a blog-debate between Da Tech Guy and Cynthia Yockey. Here’s an excerpt from LMA’s article:

Cynthia is right, of course, to be indignant about the type of counseling that purports to “turn gay people straight,” because that approach does lead to suicides, broken marriages, and fatherless/motherless children. It is one thing to provide religious counseling that encourages chastity among gays—and unmarried straights. It is quite another to gamble with people’s lives.

In many cases the antigay shrink-quacks encourage gay people to lie to themselves, start families under false pretenses, and create all kinds of destruction—in an attempt to encourage denial of fundamental truths that would be better faced up to.

Yet if Mr. Bachmann has performed the type of “counseling” that leads to lies, suicides, and broken homes—and I haven’t looked into it enough to know for sure whether he has or has not—it would be a wicked thing, indeed.

That definitely gave me a very strong urge to respond, and I could’ve done so in the comment section. But once again, I was too lazy. (It’s a fault, I know. I’ll consider working on that at a later date.) But tonight I found in the comment section over on Patterico’s Pontifications a statement that finally caused me to respond:

Dustin: I consider the statement “If you’re involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it’s bondage. It is personal bondage, personal despair and personal enslavement” to be hateful.

Comment by aphrael — 8/18/2011 @ 12:48 pm

And my response:

Late to the party as usual.

Let’s see if I can do this book-end right. (Phat chance.)

I have stated on numerous occasions that Conservative sites need a lot more aphraels and a lot fewer Leftist blathering trolls. While it is quite rare that I ever agree with aphrael, I appreciate and respect his well-reasoned comments. They raise the bar of debate and keep us on our toes. They also help us to understand reasonable Liberals better and help us to reason with reasonable Liberals better.

I stated early in my commenting here (in context with the article and resultant thread) that the Bible declares homosexuality an abomination — a much stronger declarative than most sinful acts and conditions. I believed homosexuality is an abomination then, I believe it now, and I will believe it till the day I die, and further, into the afterlife. As all sinful lifestyles put the people engaged in them in bondage to that sin, and homosexuality is a sinful lifestyle, the inclusive nature of the subset requires that a homosexual lifestyle puts the homosexual in bondage to that sin. It’s just the facts as they are. But, as a Christian, I also know there is a Way out of bondage. So, it’s not hate for the person (actually, it’s love for the person) but rather hate for the sin and the destruction it brings.

As I said, I’ve written on blogs that the Bible states without doubt that homosexuality is an abomination. But I’ve written far more times — on adj Dana’s blog mostly — that I have much more respect for, and much more desire for, aphrael’s commenting and debating than the Liberal trolls that are so prevalent on many Conservative blogsites. I have known about aphrael’s lifestyle choice since nearly the beginning of my time commenting on PP, and my position regarding that has no effect on my respect for his commenting.

I hope I book-ended that well enough. (Phat chance.)

Comment by John Hitchcock — 8/19/2011 @ 9:30 pm

The Old Testament, which is part of the Jewish sacred text, unaltered, very clearly states homosexuality is a sin and an abomination. The New Testament, which is uniquely Christian, very clearly declares — multiple times — homosexuality to be a sin and a rejection of what is natural for the unnatural. It cannot get any more clear than that. And since sin is bondage, and homosexuality and the behaviors thereof are sin, then homosexuality is also bondage. Very easy to understand logic. Also, since faith in Jesus can heal us of our sins, homosexuals can be healed of their sins. To understand such a thing to be sin and to claim such a thing cannot be healed is to practice the soft bigotry of low expectations. But I am not certain this is what Little Miss Attila is doing. She could be rejecting various portions of the Bible instead. Or ignorant of those portions of the Bible (much less likely, in my (not so) humble opinion).

But this got me thinking about other Christian doctrine that angers people and previous articles I wrote. And an article a Liberal American Jewish man named Jeff wrote before he earned his PhD (by opening the right Cracker Jack box (I kid, I kid)). Jeff was writing a year and a half ago about an incident where Brit Hume was asked about Tiger Woods and the non-Christian public went stark-raving mad (some of them, anyway). Here’s an excerpt:

Christianity isn’t just about “be nice to one another” – it’s also about salvation and the afterlife and God and Jesus and all that other stuff I just mentioned. So when someone wants to give voice to those other aspects of Christianity, it doesn’t really fit into the “be nice to each other” narrative, and so those who subscribe to that narrative react viscerally and want to shut down the expression of that part of the faith.

I should know about such reactions – as Ben can attest, I’ve been down that road. But I don’t think it’s appropriate to ask a Christian like Hume to hold back on his religious views just because some people might find those views disagreeable or laughable. He has the right to voice his opinions, we non-Christians have a right to disagree, but his opinions are hardly ridiculous – rather, they’re consistent with mainstream Christian belief. This doesn’t mean Hume’s beliefs are above criticism, just that Hume’s statement is hardly the out-there crazy missive it seems to be portrayed as in the media.

Hume’s Rummy for flagrant and inconvenient Christianity wouldn’t be unprecedented – Rev. Jerry Falwell, for whom long-time readers know I had absolutely no love, got a belated Rummy for his statement about the anti-Christ being Jewish*.

That asterisk leads to his commentary pointing out an article I wrote that you’ll see in a minute. As Jeff noted, he’s a non-Christian. But he understands Christian philosophy and actions are logical and loving results of Christian doctrine. I’m uncertain of his views on Christian philosophy regarding homosexuality or if they garner the same understanding and respect as I’m too lazy to check. But while Jeff strongly disagrees with much Christian doctrine, he respects the viewpoint and resultant decision-making. (And I have declared on multiple occasions my respect for his respectful albeit Liberal debating on Common Sense Political Thought.) His article and the brief discussion that follows is very well worth the read. (This is me twisting your arm to read it all.) One of the key comments in the discussion:

Jeff said…

Back when I was anti-proselytizing, Ben (a regular here) used similar imagery to explain his position, though I think he used a burning building. I resisted the analogy at first, but over time it made sense. If you view proselytizing not as an intentional act of disrespect but as an act of love, it’s a lot easier to deal with.

Anyway, proselytizing/witnessing/whatever you want to call it is part of the Christian mandate in the Bible, right? “Go and make disciples” and so forth?

About that asterisk I said I would return to in a minute, here is what Jeff had to say:

* An injudicious statement, perhaps, but one which is backed up by sound millenarian Christian theology and thus isn’t really anti-Semitic at all. John from Truth Before Dishonor has a summary of the theology here.

Here’s a reprint of my 2009 article to which he pointed:

My Jewish Friends May Become Offended

To my Jewish friends and those of Jewish descent who follow this blog, I fully understand why you would be offended by what I have to say here. In all honesty, if I were in your skin, I would likewise be offended. And for that, I apologize. But I have to say what I have to say, and I hope you can set your immediate feelings aside to listen to my reasoning.

I remember a well-known Christian preacher-type person saying the Antichrist will have to be Jewish. And I remember large numbers of Jewish people shouting out in great offense. And I fully understand their offense to that statement. But I agree with that statement. And here is where my Jewish friends will become offended. But please set that aside for a moment to hear me out.

As a Christian, I believe Jesus, son of Joseph, is the Messiah. Jesus of Galilee, the descendent of David through both His mother (very important here) and His pseudo-adoptive father, fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies. Note the Old Testament is the very same as a major portion of Jewish sacred texts, without change. This is where Christians and a great many “religious” Jews differ. (Please note, I put “religious” in quotes, not to defame the beliefs but to mark the difference between those who hold God’s word sacred and those who just play the game.)

My Jewish friends, and those Jewish who find my blog, please consider the possibility that I am right. If only to allow that possibility for the sake of argument, accept it in this discussion. I fully understand that you do not believe I am right in this instance, unless you are a Messianic Jew. But please set that aside and assume, for the sake of argument, that I am right about Jesus and you are wrong.

If I am right about Jesus being Christ and the non-Messianic Jews are wrong, that means the non-Messianic Jews are still looking for the Messiah. And this is where the wole kerfuffle explodes. Again, assume for the sake of argument that I am, and by extension Christians are, right.

Since Jesus is the Messiah and the Jewish population have rejected Jesus as the Messiah, the Jewish population is still looking for the Messiah. Jews are not stupid. They are not uneducated. They are not unaware of the prophecies. “Religious” Jews know full well that the Messiah must needs come from the line of David. That means the Messiah absolutely must be Jewish, since the line of David is necessarily Jewish.

No “religious” Jew would ever, under any circumstances, accept a Gentile “Messiah.” That means, by necessity, that any Messiah the Jewish population accepts must be of the line of David, and clearly Jewish. And therein lies the conundrum. Christians, who necessarily favor Israel, Israelites, Israelis, and Jews, already know Jesus is the Messiah. Those of the non-Messianic Jewish faith do not believe Jesus is the Messiah,and are thus looking for the Messiah. One group is wrong. But both groups understand the Messiah will be of Jewish descent.

If the non-Messianic Jews are wrong and the Christians are right, that means, by necessity, that the anti-Christ has similar lineage as Jesus. Because the Jews are not stupid. Again, no Jew will accept a Gentile as the Messiah, based on a firm understanding of prophecy, so any anti-Christ that can fool the Jews must necessarily have the right pedigree.

As I said, Jewish friends, you will likely be immediately offended by what I had to say. But I hope you have set aside that immediate offense to see the reasoning I gave to what I know is highly offensive to you. I hope you can better understand the Christian mindset regarding this very touchy issue. I understand your offense. I hope you understand my reasoning.

That part of Christian theology, when stated publicly, does tend to drive many Jewish folk into a rage. And accusations of anti-Semitism fly. But as Jeff (a self-professed non-Christian Jewish man) said, once a person gets past the emotional outburst and actually takes a look at the theology and logic, it’s not anti-Semitic at all.

These points, and the Christian doctrine regarding the Husband/Wife relationship, really get the non-Christian and anti-Christian fur flying. And if a politician espouses these Christian views (especially one who takes the entire Bible seriously), then watch out! The hatred, fear and loathing coming from the non-Christians and anti-Christians is a sight to behold.

RELATED:
How Dare You Proselytize!
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San Francisco Circumcision Ban Pushed By San Diego Anti-Semites

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/06/05

That’s right, folks, an anti-semitic San Diego group is leading the charge to get circumcision banned in San Francisco. And they have put out absolutely Goebbels-esque comics depicting Jews as monstrous and evil. As J E Dyer said:

The San Diego-based group that is laboring to get circumcision banned in San Francisco has perpetrated a comic book. In it, a superhero named Foreskin Man saves a baby boy from being circumcised by the evil Monster Mohel, a vicious-looking Orthodox Jewish rabbi who could have been drawn by an acolyte of Joseph Goebbels.

Indeed, Foreskin Man has a distinctly Hitlerian “Aryan” look to him.

It’s crystal clear from the dialogue that the perpetrator of this literary opus intends to depict the Judaic religious view of circumcision as evil and repulsive. The “comic” hauls out every theme of Jew hatred in the arsenal.

Elder of Ziyon adds:

This is un-freaking-believable – a comic book where the villain is a bloodthirsty rabbi called Monster Mohel who wants to circumcise boys, and is stopped by the heroic Foreskin Man. Here are a few panels:

(I only added one of the panels Elder of Ziyon has posted.)

On the website [not adding the website name], Monster Mohel, a bearded man with a black hat on his head and a tallis around his neck, is described this way: “Nothing excites Monster Mohel more than cutting into the penile flesh of an eight-day-old infant boy.”

There is no way around it. The people leading the charge to ban circumcision are Jew Haters, plain and simple. And they know this push for a ban is a direct attack against the Jewish faith. Is there any need to actually compare their “art” with the NAZI art of 1930s Germany? Also note this Jew Hatred is coming from the political Left, just as it did in the 1930s.

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Palin Remembers Jerusalem

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/06/02

That’s John Hinderaker’s title over at Power Line (click over for a photo of Palin wearing her necklace). On Sarah Palin’s One Nation Bus Tour, she visited Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, proudly displaying a Star of David Pendant on her necklace.

NBC New York asked Palin about the significance just as she board her bus outside Fox Newschannel to head off to Boston. “Today is the 44th anniversary of Jerusalem being reunited,” she said. “We want to call attention to that.”

As John Hinderaker noted:

In fact, if you have followed Palin’s career, you know that she displayed an Israeli flag in her office when she was Governor of Alaska, before she became a figure on the national scene. This, to me, exemplifies the most striking thing about Sarah Palin: she is not as articulate as one would like, but her instincts about large matters of policy, and about right and wrong, are remarkably good.

The contrast between SarahCuda and Barack Obama cannot be any more stark and the choice between the two any more clear. As Barack Obama is trying to pull a Chamberlain-Sudetenland style deal with the Arabs, making Isreal undefendable against overwhelming foes whose sole intent is to see Israel destroyed and the Jews annihilated, surrendering Old Jerusalem without a fight in the process, Sarah Palin remembers and celebrates the 44th anniversary of Jerusalem’s unification.

In a day and age when so many Americans complain about the Republicrat party, there being essentially no difference between the two machines, Sarah Palin gives a clear option, a clearly different position than the Democrats and the Central Power Republicans on an ever widening array of issues. It is truly getting to the point where you can have Democrat or Democrat Lite — or Sarah Palin.

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Class Envy Is A Sin

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/01/16

Complain the rich aren’t paying enough? You’re living in sin.
Complain the rich get an unfair tax break? You’re living in sin.
Want to soak the rich? You’re living in sin.

Them’s the facts. For anyone who chooses to wear the mantle of Christian to claim otherwise is to show a deep lacking in the understanding of Christian doctrine. And no, Christian doctrine does not have anything to do with “rich worship”.

Proverbs 14:30 “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.”
Proverbs 14:34 “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.”

Very clearly, envy is a sin. And, very clearly, this sin is a disgrace to our nation.

UPDATE: I asked for, and received, input from another and that person said “perhaps you should include reference to the Ten Commandments, and the prohibition on covetousness.” So here it is.

Exodus 20:17

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or his maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

This is the tenth of the Ten Commandments. And my reading of the Ten Commandments says to me this is the only Commandment that focuses directly on thought instead of actual action. To covet what another has is a thought-sin, as declared by Providence. Jesus did tie thought-sin to other action-sin Commandments, but that is a different discussion.

Covet (from dictionary.reference.com)

to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others: to covet another’s property.

To feel blameworthy desire for (that which is another’s). See Synonyms at envy.

Envy (from dictionary.reference.com)

a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another’s advantages, success, possessions, etc.

A feeling of discontent and resentment aroused by and in conjunction with desire for the possessions or qualities of another.

Backing up to the Eighth Commandment, Exodus 20:15 says “You shall not steal.” I see this as the action-sin tied to the “covet” thought-sin. If you do not covet it, you will not steal it. And you will not write laws that make stealing it legal.

(end update)

Mark 7:20-23

He [Jesus] went on: “What comes out of a man is what makes him ‘unclean.’ For from within, out of men’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man ‘unclean.’”

Very clearly, Jesus said envying what another has is sinful. As an aside, Jesus very clearly declared the liberals’ current dysphemism of TEA Party activists sinful.

Romans 1:28-32

Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, He gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

Envy is a sign of a depraved mind. Class envy is a subset of envy. Those who are envious are deserving of death. But they delight in others who also are envious.

There are many more passages about envy. It is not good to envy what others have (and that is a severe understatement).

Matthew 25:14-30 (Jesus speaking)

“Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. [A talent was worth more than a thousand dollars (in 1985).] Then he went on his journey. The man who had received the five talents went at one and put his money to work and gained five more. So also, the one with the two talents gained two more. But the man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.

“After a long time the master of those serants returned and settled accounts with them. The man who had received the five talents brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.’

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

“The man with the two talents also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two talents; see, I have gained two more.’

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

“Then the man who had received the one talent came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’

“His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.

“‘Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents. For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have in an abundance. Whoever does not have, even that what he has will be taken from him. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’”

It is very clear those who have greater ability (industriousness, ingenuity) will be given more. And they will produce, and keep, more. Those who have lesser ability will be given less. And they will produce, and keep, less. Those who produce nothing out of what they have will have what they have taken from them.

This is Jesus speaking.

Those who want to “soak the rich”, those who complain about how “the rich aren’t paying their fair share”, those who want to redistribute the wealth from the wealthy to the poor are in direct contradiction to Providence. They are practicing class envy, which is a wholly-owned subset of envy. And envy is worthy of death, according to Providence.

Republicans, Conservatives, and, more strongly, Christian Conservatives are against the class envy system of taxation. Democrats and Liberals are heavily for the class envy system of taxation, and in direct confrontation with Providence. The Democrats and Liberals are also in direct confrontation with scientific and historical economic truths in their class envy.

President Obama has made a deal with SEIU such that those who buy the best health insurance and who are in unions do not pay the 40 percent tax (40 percent!) on their plans, but the rest have to pay the tax because their plans are too good. That is clearly a play on envy and punishing those who have better (except for those who are in unions (which support Democrats almost exclusively)). There is no other way to read that.

If you claim to be a Christian and you practice class envy, I strongly suggest you re-evaluate your position and your heart because you are in direct opposition to Providence’s commands.

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A Stranger Among Us

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/01/10

Thanks to that moonbat Jeff, I have a tune stuck in my head (and you can, too, if you watch the video in the article below). But it reminded me of a movie with no connection other than it portrays a very specific sect of Jews in New York City. A Stranger Among US has Melanie Griffith and a bunch of others I don’t know.

Melanie plays a streetwise detective who is man enough to do any job and has less than optimal morals from a Judeo-Christian perspective. In her efforts to find a murderer, she assimilates herself into a freakish Jewish sect. Okay, it’s only freakish if you’re very shallow and you’re not interested in learning the whys of their ultra-moral lifestyle. But she goes under cover and joins the community to catch a murderer.

As Melanie works to immerse herself and learn the ways and reasons of the Hacidic Jewish community, she learns more about herself and eventually alters her own view of life. And we learn more about the reasons behind the ways of the Hacidic community in the process.

In the end, she captures the bad guy, of course. But her life has also been changed for the better by her immersion into that culture.

I am very quick to rail against Hollyweird for their atrocious portrayals of Christians and “religious” Jews, and there is much against which to rail. But this movie in particular provides a much more honest appraisal of an easily mocked sect of Judaism. I did not see any mockery in the construction of the characters, but I did see a light bulb over Melanie’s head gain in illumination until it had shown brightly.

I consider this particular movie one of the things Hollyweird did right in all the things they do wrong. Having seen it several times myself, I highly recommend it, especially to those weirdos out there that accidentally read my blog.

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Eight Days Of Hanukkah

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/01/10

That moonbat Jeff and his Opinions Nobody Asked For site that I have linked in my sidebar has a wonderful article that I wish I saw during the season but I didn’t so I’m posting it now even though it’s late and is this a long enough run-on sentence for you yet? Okay, Jeff’s article is good, maybe not wonderful, but he leads to a wonderful article and provides a very uplifting song that I quite enjoy.

Eight Days of Hanukkah from Tablet Magazine on Vimeo.

(I couldn’t get the Vimeo vid to go so I used the YouTube alternative.)

What else can you say about a song written by a Mormon Senator from Utah with the music written by a Jewish writer of Christian Contemporary music and sung by a Syrian woman from Indiana with backup vocals by Jewish children and the Mormon Senator other than take a listen and be uplifted?

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