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The CHRISTIAN part of the Christian States of America

Some time back, in an article called The WHY of the Christian States of America, I explained the reason why we- our country, that is- needed...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Over 100 shootings in Chicago over 4th of July Weekend

.."If you didn't book a Chicago Safari adventure with us this 4th of July weekend this is what you missed," the report quoted the email as saying. The date of this email and others were not provided in the report. The comment was followed by lists of the number of people shot in South and West side neighborhoods including Englewood, Garfield Park, Austin, Lawndale, South Shore and Woodlawn.
"Remember all Chicago Safari packages include 3 deluxe 'Harold's Chicken' meals a day," the report quoted Hansen's email as saying. "We guarantee that you will see at least one kill and five crime scenes per three day tour. You'll also see lots and lots of animals in their natural habitat. Call and book your Chicago Safari today."

Monday, July 17, 2017

The Trinity- Fact or Fiction ?

This is an interesting discussion for Christians about whether God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Comforter (Holy Spirit) are ONE being, or three.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

It’s too hard to understand sugar’s bad for you if you’re black

Black pastors sue Coca-Cola, because it’s too hard to understand sugar’s bad for you if you’re black

On Thursday, two black pastors, William Lamar and Delman Coates, filed a lawsuit in the D.C. Superior Court against Coca-Cola, alleging that the beverage company participated in “false, deceptive, and misleading advertising and promotion of sugar-sweetened beverages” that had a particularly negative effect on the black community, the Washington Post reported.
The lawsuit claims that “reasonable consumers lack the scientific knowledge necessary to determine that many of Defendants’ representations about sugar-sweetened beverages are false and misleading, including that they omit material facts about the link between such beverages and obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.”

Lamar compared the effects of the beverages to “injustices” in the black community.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Recommended Reading: Liberal near-Mandatory Guilt Trips to the Third World

An important rite of passage for the average white liberal college student is the service trip abroad. Whether it's to the mythical country of Africa (i.e. Ghana or Kenya), the Caribbean (Jamaica or the Dominican Republic) or somewhere in Central America, the service trip is important to building smugness and a sense of social justice for SWPL Americans. These tropical vacations give students a sense of purpose and make them feel like they are able to affect real change for the suffering POC of the world. Often this amounts to taking lots of pictures to share on social media, playing soccer with African children, holding African children, having reflection sessions on the importance of social justice, and at some point nailing boards together or sitting in on an African classroom. Leftist critics of the service trip will sometimes refer to it as a "white savior complex," but I think our audience knows better.
In addition to all aid to Africa generally being responsible for that part of the world's native underdevelopment and promotion of indiscipline, college student-led aid is even more worthless. They typically go there for anywhere from a week to month, and then go home to upload their photos to Facebook. Because you can totally save the world in a week or two. And then another batch of students is sent off to the third world to experience hands-on social justice. What service trips truly represent is something author Kevin MacDonald—who should be well-known to TRS readers—calls "pathological altruism," and it is something that predominately affects northern Europeans due to their unique cultural and biological development in parts of the world that required close cooperation in order to survive. I am yet to see Indian or Chinese students visit America's ghettos to help teach urban youths about business consulting or future orientation.
And really, what could be more altruistic than helping people who have almost nothing and live half a world away? They will never be able to reciprocate the "help" you gave them, unless of course once they are educated enough they emigrate and move to Europe or North America to pay you a permanently enriching visit. If you help poor people in America, that simply isn't sufficient enough to score points in the oppression olympics. First of all, they're dangerous urban youths, and liberals sort of know they are dangerous implicitly, which is why they refuse to live anywhere near them if they can afford not to. Alternatively, they're poor and white, which is like, gross, because that means they're evil Christian bigots. And second of all, they're American, so that's just helping your own and that isn't altruistic enough. So naturally, white liberal college students love service trips to Africa, the Caribbean and Central America. They get to social signal to one another that they helped the oppressed POC of the world, and they feel like they helped too.
(More @ link)

Recommended Reading: The Church and homosexuality

Same Sex Relationships: Should We Just Agree to Disagree?

Some issues in the Christian life matter more than others. The apostle Paul made a distinction between matters that were primary to the gospel, and issues that were not. In 1 Corinthians 15:3 he writes, “What I received I passed on to you as of first importance.” This is not to say that other issues are of no importance, just that they are not of first importance.
Not taking a side on this issue is to take a side. To decide it is a matter of indifference is to risk having Jesus against you.

Sam Allberry St. Mary's Church 2017 14 Jul

(More @ link) http://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/same-sex-relationships-should-we-just-agree-to-disagree.html

Mexican-built Ford cars used to smuggle drugs into U.S.

FIFTEEN MEXICAN-BUILT FORD FUSIONS FOUND CONTAINING SMUGGLED MARIJUANA The head of the Youngstown Federal Drug Enforcement Administration says a recent marijuana-smuggling operation with ties to Warren is the first of its kind he has seen in this area. In fact, said Bob Balzano, who runs the local DEA office, the only time he has heard of the method being deployed was in April, when a similar discovery was made in Minnesota. The marijuana was found last week inside the wheel well for a spare tire in a new Ford Fusion which was manufactured in Sonora, Mexico, at a Ford dealership in Kent, after one of the vehicles was unloaded from a car carrier, Balzano said. Investigators were then able to find 14 more packages of marijuana in other Fusions, which all came through a rail yard in Warren. All together, about 14.5 per kilos per car, or 400 pounds of marijuana, was found. It has a street value between $400,000 to $1 million. The Portage County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating, along with the DEA. http://www.vindy.com/news/2017/jul/14/1m-pot-found-mexican-made-fords-transported-throug/