Sunday 17th of January 2021

trumps walks on water, and divide fishes and loaves like you would never believe it...

pastorised...
Let me introduce you to a ridiculous article published on the Christian Post, written by Michael Brown…

Actually, more than ridiculous, his article is ludicrous,  absurd,  farcical,  laughable,  preposterous,  idiotic,  inane,  silly,  crazy,  mad,  insane — and so un-Christian, Michael should go and say 10 Hail Marys while walking on hot coals on his way to hell. I will post the article in its loony entirety so you can judge for yourself the depth of derangement some Christians go to justify their love of the Donald. 

Please love Donald because he gives you a bit of conservatism against the abortionist-Democrats, but you should know, he could not care less. His god is not the same as yours. His god’s name is Donald. He only polishes your butt to catch your vote. His sincerity is as good as the hypocrisy of Old Joe. Now, here is a problem… Sincere Joe is as sincere as a clock that stopped four years ago and is on time twice a day.

Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a professor at a number of seminaries. He is the author of 25 books and hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show, the Line of Fire... Oh boy. Aren’t his listeners and his students in massive trouble… Here, Michael tells us why Trump is Jesus Christ with beefy muscles, paddling up Shit-Creek at miraculous speed, while punching a couple of baddies:



Once again, why so many evangelical Christians strongly support Trump

The massive groundswell of prayer support for President Trump as he battles COVID-19 reminds us of just how strong his conservative Christian base remains. Yet his performance at the first presidential debate was so unchristian that the question remains: why are so many so loyal? This illustration will help to explain.
Let’s say that you and your spouse are committed Christian conservatives, raising your four children to honor the Lord and live by biblical principles. Included in those principles are the words of Jesus, who taught that the meek and the peacemakers would be blessed. That’s one reason that you eschew violent entertainment, from violent video games to blood and gore movies to extremely violent sports.

You live in the suburbs, and your next-door neighbor became famous years ago as the toughest bar fighter in the region, cracking open many a skull in the process. He then transitioned to cage fighting where he has made an excellent living. And while he is a good neighbor, he is not a good role model for your kids. He uses all kinds of profanity. He still drinks. And he has multiple girlfriends.

One day, two of your kids come home from school quite shaken. They were cursed out by some older teens who mocked their Christian faith. They were spat on. And they were threatened. They were also told, “Just see what our dad is going to do your parents! He hates Christians even more than we do. There’s a good reason they call him Crazy Sam!”

Later that night, to your shock, Crazy Sam shows up at your door with three of his friends, all of them looking ominous and angry. They begin to scream threats against you, and you can see they have tire irons and knives in their hands.

Before you can respond, your neighbor comes running over, ripping into Crazy Sam and his cronies, getting stabbed and struck in the process, but beating them up even worse until they are subdued and disarmed.

Then, as the police arrive to clean things up, your neighbor leaves the attackers with a threat: “If you ever come near this family – and that includes your kids coming near their kids – I will tear you apart with my own hands.”

How would you now feel about your neighbor’s violence? Would you see it a different light? Would you recognize that God just used this profane character, who makes his living beating people up, to save your lives? You still might not approve of the way he makes his living, but you would have a deep sense of gratitude and even loyalty towards him. Your whole perspective would change.


Of course, this is meant as an illustration rather than a precise analogy, but the application is clear. It is not just that Trump fights. It is not even that Trump fights back. It is that Trump fights for us.

That’s how many Americans feel in general. Trump is fighting for them. (Of course, the left paints this quite differently, claiming that it is a matter of racist, white Americans wanting to keep their country white. In reality, such people represent a very small minority of the whole.)



Trump is willing to expose the lying media. Trump is willing to take on the political establishment. Trump is willing to confront the radical leftists who want to disfigure our nation. Trump is willing to call out Big Pharma.

So what if he lies too. So what if he’s nasty in the process. So what if he creates deeper divisions along the way. There will always be collateral damage. But the good far outweighs the bad.

When it comes to Christian conservatives, the feelings run just as deep. There are hostile forces that want to wipe us out.

They despise our beliefs. They want to silence us in the public square. They want to indoctrinate our children in the schools. They want to steal our most fundamental liberties.

They also stand for the most egregious sin in our nation, namely, the slaughter of the unborn.

At last, we have someone fighting back for us – and for the unborn. At last we have someone tenacious enough to keep his word, no matter what.

Yes, he is the last person we would have chosen for the job, just like the cage fighting neighbor was the last person we would have looked to for help. But these are existential issues Trump is fighting for, from the life of the unborn to our religious liberties, and from standing up to Communist China to facing down Islamic terrorism. We appreciate him fighting on our behalf. (For my 5-minute interview with former governor Mike Huckabee on this subject, go here.)

To underscore this train of thought, what if, after Trump, Mike Pence became our president? He is known as a committed Christian. He shares our convictions on many key issues. And he is anything but Trump in terms of his own personality and demeanor.

What would be the concern that many Christian conservatives would have? “He’s not tough enough! He’s too nice! He doesn’t have enough backbone!”

I trust you get the point.

To be sure, I would gladly vote for a Mike Pence should he be the Republican candidate in the future, given the current state of the Democratic party. But my sense is that many, if not most conservative Christian voters would vote for Trump today rather than Pence, simply because we need a street fighter right now, and Trump is that proven man.

Where we cross a dangerous line is when we become apologists for Trump. When we defend his indefensible and even destructive behavior. When we look to him rather than to the Lord. When we are better known as Trump supporters than as Jesus followers. That’s a major reason I wrote Evangelicals at the Crossroads: Will We Pass the Trump Test?

And by “the Trump test” I meant two things. First, can we vote for him without destroying our Christian witness? Second, can we unite around Jesus even if we don’t agree about Trump?

I believe we can and must pass both aspects of the Trump test for the good of our country and for the good of our reputation. But part of passing that test ties in with our ability to explain why, despite Trump’s offensive personality, we so strongly support him. He fights for us, getting battered in the process. We now feel a loyalty to him.

Source:
https://www.christianpost.com/voice/why-so-many-evangelical-christians-strongly-support-trump.html


If you haven’t understood how stupid this is, just remember Jesus… Meanwhile, you know that with loony articles like that of Michael Brown, Trump will be a shoe-in...


Gus Leonisky is a rabid atheist that exposes daily the con-trick that the “original sin" is.

the next "oh boy" moment is by la priestess clinton...

Many young people are leaving the Church today because Christianity has become too judgmental and alienating for them, said lifelong Methodist and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Clinton made the comment while interviewing social justice advocate and Pastor William J. Barber II of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina, last week on her “You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton” podcast. 

During the podcast, she argued that "black lives matter" is a “theological statement.”  The Church in America, she suggested, needs to “take a hard look at itself and try to figure out how it can be a real partner in this moment of moral awakening.”

“Jesus and justice are the same thing,” Clinton argued, but there is a “concerted effort by one political party to basically try to own Christianity and it overlooks the role of the African-American church.”

“You know, to say that Jesus and justice are the same thing seems to me to be so obvious. I mean, how can you be a Bible reading person, a church attending person, and not understand how profoundly true that simple phrase really is,” Clinton said to Barber before asking him how as a veteran pastor and activist he is “trying to open up people's minds and hearts to understand what Christianity should mean and what should be expected of us who claim to be followers of Jesus.”

Barber explained that people need to first admit “from at least Western culture and American culture” that "the genocide of First Nations people and the enslavement of African Americans," along with the exclusion and oppression of women, “affected and infected theology in a bad way.”

“One of my professors said, ‘To be a Christian’ — to be born again, sprinkle whatever you call it — ‘and to claim the Holy Spirit, is to have a quarrel with the world's systems of injustice.’ And if whatever you claim you have doesn't produce a quarrel with injustice, then your claim of it being the Spirit with the big S is suspect,” Barber said.

It was at this point that Clinton raised the wedding of Christianity to one political party.

 

Read more:

https://www.christianpost.com/news/young-people-leaving-church-because-christianity-is-judgmental.html

 

Cartoon at top by Norman Lindsay, 1913, mischiefed by Gus Leonisky.

swinging by the neck from a rotten olive branch...

With his guilty verdict for sex abuse quashed, Cardinal George Pell has now learnt an arch foe in the Vatican is alleged to have bribed witnesses for hostile testimony. It’s another blow for the beleaguered Catholic Church.

As Australian Cardinal George Pell returned to the Vatican this week a free man, after the guilty verdict which saw him spend 13 months in prison in Victoria was overturned, he finds himself embroiled in further scandal as the Roman Catholic Church is torn apart by infighting, jealousy, and greed at the highest level.

At a time when people across the world face their own crises of faith, the exposure of this corruption at the centre of the Church is certain to have a devastating effect on the efforts of Pope Francis to keep the Catholic family together.

My own 11-year-old daughter declared recently that she wasn’t sure she wanted to be a Christian anymore, and was considering becoming a witch. With the chaos surrounding the religion she has been baptised into, what can I say? It becomes increasingly difficult to defend or promote the faith to your own children when you are horrified by what you see at the very top.

To hear of the alleged theft, mishandling, and looting of the Church’s coffers at the hands of our spiritual leaders in the Vatican while watching elderly folk reach into their pockets to add coins to the collection plate each Sunday, despite their financial struggles, is sickening.

And this apparent financial boondoggling is only a small part of the wider Pell saga.

The 79-year-old cardinal’s trial in Melbourne, Australia – my hometown – which ended two years ago, saw him become the highest-ranking Catholic to be accused of abuse, following a huge and very vocal campaign demanding he return from Italy to face the music.

 

Read more:

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/502700-corruption-catholic-church-vatican/

aborted little gods...


Trump's coronavirus treatment was based on fetal tissue research


US President Donald Trump has been treated with an anti-COVID-19 drug developed with cells derived from fetal tissue. He called it a God-given miracle cure, but what will his anti-abortion supporters think?


After falling ill from a coronavirus infection, US President Donald Trump received REGN-COV2, an experimental-antibody drug. The treatment proved surprisingly effective, with the US leader returning to his office within a matter of days. The president has since praised the drugs as "miracles coming down from God."

The antibody-drug was developed — with or without divine assistance — by the US biotech company Regeneron, which has now asked the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to grant emergency use approval for REGN-COV2.

REGN-COV2 comprises two monoclonal antibodies: REGN10933 and REGN10987. REGN-COV2 is designed to provide a passive immunization by using synthetic neutralizing antibodies. The drug was developed using a cell line derived from fetal tissue.


Read more: Evangelicals: Donald Trump's anti-abortion base

 

Trumpian hypocrisy

Given the fierce resistance of the Trump administration to research involving fetal tissue, it seems extremely hypocritical that the US leader, who has widespread support from anti-abortion campaigners, has lauded REGN-COV2 as a heavenly gift.

 

Read more:

https://www.dw.com/en/donald-trump-coronavirus-drug-fetal-tissue/a-55223016

 

 

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