Wednesday, February 18. 2015
You don't hear the screams. Posted by admin in Random-multiple at 23:44
You don't hear the screams.
If, for the sake of conversation, there was a successful secession movement in this country, part of it broke away, how much difference would there be between the two parts? Probably about as much difference as is between the Republicans and the Democrats. Sorry, but not enough. I guess it's tautological in a sense; they haven't broken away -because- they're not different enough.
I heard a vile episode of the Alex Jones show the other day; I kept wanting the host to "Shut up! Let the man finish! Shut up why don't you?" A man had called in from Tennessee, wanting to make a comment about the Bible book of Thessalonians, where it talks about a falling away. The man barely got a few words out, and the host interrupted, acting like he was in complete agreement, redirected his faux rant a little, then said,"Thanks for the call", which was the end of it. There are at least a couple possibilities here. Maybe he had previous encounters with this caller, and they weren't worth repeating. But I can't help wonder if it's more of the politics only agenda, we mention God in passing only, or as the One who will judge our opponents; but never as the One who protects, restrains, and even directs affairs of men and nations. I see it everywhere. We have to vote for this guy, we have to counter that tactic, we have to protect our freedom of speech. Really? For what? So we can continue to abuse it? What does the Living God think of what we've done with our freedom of speech? As far as I'm concerned, the caller had his finger on a very relevant passage, I would like to know what he was going to say.
As far as the secession thing, I've not been interested at all, but who knows, maybe my efforts to depart from hence won't materialize, maybe God doesn't want me to go. This is a changing world, last year will prove to be pivotal. I suspect this country is headed for major changes as well. In its present condition, it's too big and dangerous to the rest of the world. Contemporary politics proves that, but if you want more, read "War is a racket". It's a quick and easy read, written apparently just before WW2.
Anyway, it looks to me like all our troubles are from turning away from God. If there is a collapse, the only possibility I see of there being a place left that is worth living in will be that part of the former thing survives, not the whole. Job was restored beyond his former standard, but with most things, it's not so. The only hope I see of that part being left is to covenant with God: "Lord, we beseech you, forgive our former filth, let us have a place to work and raise our families. We covenant this day Lord, to make a country that has a constitution with specific permissions and restrictions. Lord, we will ban pornography, we will teach your creation , and educate our children why atheistic theories are irrational. We will ban abortion, and criminalize adultery. Certainly there are other things to add, but I hesitated even at that much. The early populace of this country would be in agreement, but these days the feces throwing primates would assail me from both sides. Oh well, my perceptions keep changing, I'm beginning to have a very ominous understanding of what this country has been for decades. We are a huge war machine that is directed by those with no concern for our well being, or anyone else's.
Speaking of war, I wondered if part of hell for the war mongers are relentless cries of agony from wounded soldiers. Now back to that spiritual anti-gravity. As a Christian parent I live the ongoing paradox of wanting my children to know the Lord and His Word; but also not wanting them to have a false sense of security from growing up in a home like this. You watch each one, with their varying personalities, and the choices they make. You see more than one delaying a commitment to be born again; as though they can flirt with a life that is a little less than Christian. But no decision -is- a decision. Being part of the Lord's Kingdom requires a certain amount of desire. It's so easy to go the other way, so easy to take steps toward blatant sin. Why isn't there a revelation in our minds that includes the screaming agony of a parent whose child was just killed by a drunk driver? The wails of a mother whose daughter had a wretched thing happen to her by a man that used pornography? Our decisions are made in comparative silence. Could it be that it's about desire? Desire to do the right thing? It seems that our lives are a continual stream of forks in the road, based on what we desire.
On a different topic, years ago, I was contemplating a move to South American to escape the intolerant progressive takeover here. I heard of land in Paraguay for $50 an acre. I was looking more into it the other night; now I suppose it's $200 an acre, and that's in a very remote area. The web site suggested buying the land, and using it for carbon credits here. The site clearly stated that it was so remote that the land was impractical for a family farm. Uruguay might be more likely, but the prices for farm land aren't much lower than here. If you're familiar with this blog, you know I've thought about emigrating to Russia. The physical challenges could be considerable, the visa and immigration laws look close to impossible in my situation; and now, with the hostilities between the US and the Russian Federation, I can't help but think the people would not welcome an American. That could put a big difficulty on being self employed, which is what I do.I still have a desire to move there, my heart is still attracted to that country, and I have a deep concern for their well being while they resist the toxic empire that is against them. You don't hear the screams of those suffering in the wars we create.
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