Category Archives: Christianity

Mystery Of Death

The ultimate mystery of life is death. We know that the end of our journey in life must always conclude in the end of life. I, like millions, can not shake loose of the story about how Andreas Lubitz ended his journey along with the journeys of dozens of others when he shut the door of his cockpit to the Captain and quietly and silently headed the plane downwards to a murderous conclusion. We are now discovering that this man had emotional problems, and hid them from his superiors. He never revealed anything about who he was, he hid from others feelings of depression and illness, and simply went about his business of death. We now know that a doctor informed him that he was “unfit to work.”

I confess that this story haunts me. The death of 150 people without any warning, the end of life for little children is simply among the most horrible tales ever told. German authorities will be making some changes in the manner of who flies a plane. From now on there will always be two pilots together. OK, a little more money will be spent. At age 84 I am never surprised on how we humans can kill. It would be so wonderful if we could focus on life and cherish each moment of avoiding Death!

Oh, Them Jewish Boys!

Growing up in about seventy years ago, it was quite common among Christians to make comments about how Jewish men were cheap and always watched the dollar. We Jewish men were the sort of guy who would watch every dollar when out on a date. I thought those days of associating Jews with cheapness were gone. Alas, I did not know about author Lena Dunham and her experiences with Jews. Heck, not only does she date a Jewish guy, but he is even one of her best friends. She developed a quiz about Jews and it was published in the New Yorker magazine. She wants the world to know that Jewish guys do not tip when paying the bill. I assume from her comments that Jewish guys DO pay the bill, but check very carefully what goes to the waiter.

OK, we are in the year 2015, but we are still in the year when Jews were a bunch of men who did not allow their money to get into the wrong hands. OH, Ms. Dunham does date a Jewish guy. I assume she pays for dinner and she certainly gives more than 5% as a tip. Who the heck is this woman? My question: why the heck do you date a guy who is never opens his wallet when out on a date with you?

Objective Reality In Russia

The Western world has worked for over a thousand years to arrive at a point in time when those who are brought before a court of law are presumed to be innocent. But, of course, in the world of Vladimir Putin, how can one be presumed innocent without his OK? A growing complaint among those who obey the dictates of their pseudo dictator is there is something wrong with a Criminal Code based on western ideas that presume innocence of the accused. Putin followers believe the code is closer to the “adversarial approach” in western courts of law that stem from Anglo Saxon ideas. According to Alexander Bastrykin, “it is foreign to the Russian legal system” which should stem from Mother Russia and its numerous dictators.

He is calling for introduction of the concept of “objective truth.” Under this system the judge decides which evidence can be introduced, the judge can cross examine people, and the judge can steer the jury to the correct outcome. There is no “presumption of innocence.” Let me make it clear, if the Russian government went to the trouble of bringing you to trial, we can assume they knew you were guilty. Actually, why hold a trial in the first place!

Jesus Story Today

Christian fundamentalists insist the Jesus Christ will one day return to take everyone up to Heaven and enjoy the beauty of eternal peace and happiness. There is one problem with this story. Consider the following:

1. Jesus walks around in a robe.

2. Jesus has strange fellow features.

3. Jesus does not speak English.

4. Jesus is an illegal immigrant.

5. Jesus makes no sense to a modern Republican, he is in favor of the poor and does not respect the wealthy.

6. If stopped by a cop he would continue walking toward him with open arms.

7. He was born and raised in the Middle East and we know all about those people.

I have a hunch Jesus knows all about American cops and just wants prefers to be crucified.

Oh, and he sure the heck would never vote for Bibi Netanyahu!

Shoot Black Say Cops!

It has come to my attention there has been a serious failure in communication between top level police officials in Philadelphia and the average policeman. Top brass intended to convey the idea that when police confront a possible criminal they were to hold off shooting and only shoot back. Somehow this got mixed up and police thought they were to shoot BLACKS. It was simply a matter of composition that created this problem. Between 2007 to 2013 there were 364 examples of shootings in the city of Brotherly love. Black skinned folk constitute about 40% of the population, but wound up being shot 80% of the time. There is not doubt if police had not been given the wrong word, these killings would never have occurred.

Of the 364 shooting events 23% of those who confronted police wound up dead. For some strange reason only in 49 of these incidents the bad guy had a weapon. How were police to know that the bad guy had or did not possess a weapon of mass destruction? Damn it, if only the original message had said, “back” rather than “black,” none of these shootings would have happened!

P.S. None of the shootings involved any of those Muslims!

Let’s Repeal ObamaCare

There are a few million Americans who do not have health care and oppose any and all attempts to give them healthcare. Of course, there are a few million who received healthcare under the infamous Affordable
Care Act, and are furious that the GOVERNMENT wants to protect their right to get ill and die. Just another example of BIG GOVERNMENT running amuck and taking away our right to decide what happens to our life and that of our children. First Big Government helps your child to receive medical care, and the next step, no doubt, is taking over control of the education of your children. If it clear that Barack Obama, since he was born in Africa has no understanding of our Constitution.

The Constitution clearly states each citizen has the right to bear arms and if I can cuddle a gun than it only stands to reason that I alone decide how to care for my child’s health. I do not need any DOCTOR who works for BIG GOVERNMENT to force his pills and tests upon my beloved child. Keep your hospitals, keep your drugs, keep your operations, but as long as I can pray, then my children will never get sick!!

Why I Want Ted Cruz

The sun will now rise in America since our beloved fighter for freedom, Senator Ted Cruz has thrown his mouth into the race for that office. Anyone who loves America has to support this candidacy. Let me explain:

1. Ted Cruz has the enthusiastic support of the Flintstones and most dinosaurs. Finally, someone who will stand up for we Neanderthals!

2. Ted Cruz is either the brother or father of Jesus Christ. We will soon discover which one.

3. Ted is a Christian who loves Jews like Bibi Netanyahu.

4. OK, so John McCain calls him a “wacko.” Just remember John was the one who gave us Sarah Palin!

5. If elected, Ted will send atomic bombs to hit Iran, to hit ISIS in Iraq and Russia. Finally, we can discover what a Russian a-bomb sounds like.

6. Ted loves his wife and kids.

7. Finally, someone who makes Mitt Romney come across as a viable candidate for president.

8. Christians believe the world will end and we all go to heaven. What better man to accomplish that goal than Ted Cruz?

9. If elected, stupidity will reign in America. So, how will this be different than what we have today?

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Sweden, Local: “Dog Moves In With Family”

I assume the cat moved out.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “People Lose Faith In Police”

Sorry, this is NOT news.

France, Connexion: “Thousands March Against Health Laws”

At least they are getting some exercise.

China, China Daily: “China Heads Reform Project”

We can expect that many minds will be reformed of bad ideas about democracy.

Russia,Moscow Times: “First President Transplant”

Finally, Putin gets a heart!

In Defense Of Muslims

There is one issue that conservatives and liberals agree upon and that is the assumption there is something inherently wrong about the Muslim religion. Liberals like Bill Maher or conservatives like Bill O’Reilly insist that fundamental to the Muslim religion is a belief in violence and death. I assume this view also agrees such attitudes are not part of the Christian or Jewish religions. At some point in any discussion about the Middle East an American expert on religions will inform people that only the Muslim religion leads to violence. Let us examine the record.

This is how religions in the 20th century behaved:

1. Muslims did participate in the murder of about one million Armenians in Turkey.

2. Catholic Fascist Italy murdered a few hundred thousand people in Ethiopia.

3. Catholics in Spain murdered over million fellow Catholics.

4. Christian Nazi Germany murdered ove twenty million human beings. Adolf Hitler was born a Catholic, lived as a Catholic and died as one.

5. Fascist Italy during World War I murdered at least a million people.

6. Christians in Rwanda in Africa murdered about 800,000 people.

7. Buddhists in Japan murdered at least five million people. Oh, suicide bombers killed about ten thousand Americans.

8. Oh, there were no Muslims in Cambodia when one million people were murdered.

9. Oh, in Christian Soviet Union the government murdered over ten million people.

10. Then again non-Muslim Mao tse-tung murdered over ten million.

The evidence is overwhelming, the Muslim religion can not match Christians when it comes to violence and death!

Nazis Still An Issue In Greece

World War II ended over seventy years ago, but to the people of Greece the legacy of that nightmare continue to linger in their minds. Greece is a nation that is in serious economic trouble and has been forced to obey the dictates of the European Union as to how money should be spent and how taxes should be imposed upon the population. Greeks are now bringing up memories of World War II when their nation was occupied by German troops and its population had to fork over millions of dollars to their enemies. Greek banks during the war were compelled to give the German government millions in “loans” that obviously were never meant to be repaid. Today, a different German government is imposing demands for money from Greece and again insisting it has the right to decide how money is spent in Greece.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is now posing some interesting questions. How about Germany repaying his nation for the loans they gave back in the 1940s? Does the current Federal Republic of Germany have to assume responsibility for what the Nazi Germany of Adolf Hitler did seventy years ago? Or, should the world forget that a Nazi government robbed people of their money. Do modern Germans owe those who were robbed by a different German government? Or, should we simply forget and forgive?