HERE COMES THE JUDGE!
In the context of jurisprudence, what does “capricious and arbitrary” really mean? IF a picture is worth a thousand words, then what are these saying? Explain.
GO, AND SIN NO MORE!
This story is tantamount to a praise report that may inspire some back sliders, atheists, and agnostics to consider serving God! One of the salient points about Ms. Presley’s life is that she was molested as a minor prior to working in adult entertainment under the pseudonym of Brittni Ruiz. In fact, a hidden history of child molestation, incest, promiscuity, drug use, etc., is quite common among men and women — gay, straight, bisexual, or transgendered — who eventually become adult entertainers. Tragically, some members of the GLBT community think they were born sexually perverted and die in their sin. Au contraire, mon frere! Obviously, they have not studied the same Bible that Brittni Ruiz read! That Bible declares that ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. Thus, in our modern day Sodom and Gomorrah, I challenge high school or college students and graduates to read the entire Holy Bible, Torah, Koran or Tripitaka posthaste — to avoid making the sexual mistakes that befall countless horny adolescents and young adults. To those Americans with a penchant for being prudish, WE can’t fix it IF we can’t face it, inconsequential to whatever “it” is.
Another moral point of interest is that Ms. Presley formerly was an atheist, which only confirms that JEHOVAH GOD can save, forgive, and deliver any “sinner” who wants to be born again! As an adult survivor of years of molestation and incest, my textbook, “Child Molestation, Incest, or Neither?” [ISBN 978-1-4675-5868-6] promulgates the thesis that bisexuals, heterosexuals, homosexuals, adulterers, fornicators, and even child molesters, etc., are not bad people, despite their having made some bad choices. Thus, as a born again Christian, instead of proselytizing I am teaching from personal experience whenever I admonish members to let GOD make love to you! While both genders make “sexual mistakes”, the man-child especially needs to learn how to use the safety on the pistol in his pocket. Beyond examining the mechanics or emotional and physical components of sexual expression, VICE’s workshops inculcate how the Spirit of God or the Spirit of Evil compels male concupiscence. Because the sexually explicit discussions of our textbook at VICE’s workshops deal with “guy stuff” such as masturbation, fatherlessness, prison rape, pornography, lust, libido without lust, etc., only self-actualized men are invited to participate in such a cathartic male bonding experience. Hopefully, each participant will leave our workshops with a better understanding of the permutations differentiating heterosexual, homosexual, homoerotic, and homophobic male behaviors. Such cognitive enlightenment is a sine qua non for our ever becoming “my brother’s keeper” rather than playing games and trying to outrun our own shadows. Concomitantly, rather than to beat anyone up with a fifty-pound Bible, VICE prefers to educate, explain, and to empower men to become better fathers, husbands, brothers, sons, coaches, pastors, etc. Gentlemen, in the context of your libido, I guarantee that VICE’s workshops are more transparent and thorough than the discussions or the conspiracy of silence in your synagogue, church, temple, mosque, etc. Paradoxically, pornography, pedophilia and pederasty are as prevalent within these “religious communities” as they are among infidels. Since virtually everything we do has an underlying spiritual motive, sexual motive, or both, VICE’s workshops create a milieu wherein Buddhists, Christians, Jews and Muslims can remove our fig leaves and deal with “guy stuff” spiritually without sacrificing our personal privacy. Stated differently, gentlemen, spiritually enlightened and virtuous men can “Go and sin no more”. Why does VICE consider this mission to be sacrosanct? Take a candid look at our nation’s privatized correctional system and the ancillary “juvenile injustice system”. In a nation wherein countless adolescents are at the precipice of molestation, incest, depression, a sexual mistake or even suicide, you and I can become the “Moses” they need to cross the “Red Sea” of puberty and to reach adulthood unscathed. Despite the “mistakes” we have made in life, they can become the substrate for our spiritual understanding of who GOD is and how much He loves all of us! Like unto the Prodigal Son, VICE is committed to nurturing you, forgiving you, loving you, and especially teaching you how WE can fix it IF we can face it.
“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”
[I Corinthians 6:9 – 19]
FIRST AMENDMENT: Religious Freedom
In the context of our Bill of Rights, apparently, I lack the cognitive wherewithal to comprehend what “Separation of Church and State” entails. Though twice admitted [USC and Pace], I never went to either law school to become a lawyer. Therefore, will an erudite attorney [or a fifth grader] please explain whether or not this NY ruling violates the First Amendment via impeding the free exercise of religion? Any nation that vacates GOD’s commandments, by default, becomes more ungodly and more evil. Thus, in a nation wherein Christians are compelled to disobey GOD’s commandments, perhaps, this is just the beginning of persecution of the Church by the anti-Christs. Nevertheless, IF we are steadfast, unmovable, and always abounding in the Word, the Will, and the Work of the Lord, then a crown of Everlasting Life awaits the faithful few. Get right, America, or get ready to roast in Hell’s lake of fire. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth; but it will be too late!
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
[Romans 8:1 – 18]
Be Ye Steadfast, Unmovable, and ALWAYS Abounding in the Work of the Lord!
One could argue that WE the People of the United States are engaged in a great Civil War: Christians versus the anti-Christs. According to this article, for example, an “almost ready to retire” grandmother may lose her business, her home, and her life savings as the defendant in a discrimination law suit. This type of persecution of Christians began as a result of Pres. Barack Obama’s legalization of homosexual, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered “rights”. Despite her being a devout Christian, Mrs. Stutzman does not have a legal right to deny her services to members of the GLBT community. Ergo, has freedom of religion become passê? We hold these truths to be self-evident that Biblical prophecy is rapidly unfolding in a nation wherein “In God We Trust” has become a mere creed on the money upon which it is printed. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Jesus Christ soon shall return for His Church without spot or wrinkle. Yet, most Americans unabashedly have unplugged their irons and have dared Mrs. Stutzman, Jesus, or anyone else to challenge their ungodliness. Of course, atheists and spiritually blind Christians will fail to see a correlation between wickedness in government and the paradigm shift away from Biblical morality. Yet, Jesus admonished members of the Body of Christ to endure until the end and to inherit eternal life. Seldom heard in many churches today in this hymn bearing the same message: “Must Jesus bear the cross alone and all the world go free? No, there’s a cross for everyone and there’s a cross for me…”
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” [Romans 8:28-39]
NSA v. GEORGE ORWELL’S 1984
West Point’s James Yee: Reflections of Guantanamo Bay
Perhaps, because I am a member of a different identity group that also has been marginalized, maligned, molested, and murdered with impunity, I commiserate with Muslims in the Middle East and in the US who have become victims of war crimes and hate crimes respectively. In the context of globalization, do our military actions in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Yemen, et al., portent that the lives of non-Europeans incessantly remain as “expendable” as they were throughout three centuries of Europe’s Colonial Era? Explain. Never having served in the US military, my untoward opinions regarding Uncle Sam’s “War on Terror” are based primarily upon what I have read. Ergo, West Point’s James Yee is an expert on many levels…hear ye him!
“And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from Heaven unto the Earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the Earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the Earth have power. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the Earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter. And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt. And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.”
[Revelation 9:1 – 21]
Any nation that vacates GOD’s commandments, by default, will become more ungodly and evil. We hold these truths already to be self-evident in a nation wherein “In God We Trust” has become a mere creed on the money upon which it is printed. As Big Brother incessantly marginalizes, maligns, molests, and murders innocent Muslim men, women, and children, compare and contrast our nation’s history of domestic terrorism toward African Americans to today’s global terrorism throughout the Middle East. For example, in IRAQ we rationalize genocide via allegations that these “suspected terrorists” posed an imminent threat to the security of the United States. Yet, the evidence clearly shows that many of those tortured and killed had no ties to al-Quida or any other terrorist groups. Moreover, Pres. Bush’s execution of his so-called “preemptive” invasion of IRAQ was fraught with ineptitude from the onset. More than a decade later, thousands of Muslims in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East are dying, thanks to the global hegemony of Pres. Barack Obama’s administration.
High school history students can argue that the Bush-Blair Magnum Opus in IRAQ is tantamount to a reprise of FDR’s alliance with Sir. Winston Churchill seventy years ago. For example, during the final days of World War II, Churchill orchestrated dropping 700,000 phosphorus bombs on Dresden, Germany. Despite such a horrific, unjustified, and irrefutable crime against humanity on February 13, 1945, which killed approximately 500,000 civilians, Queen Elizabeth bestowed upon Churchill Britain’s highest order of knighthood [Order of the Garter]. A century ago, the KKK’s terrorism against African Americans [and white sympathizers] often was ill-founded and spurious at best. Yet, Big Brother routinely made every effort to leave no fingerprints, to destroy incriminating photographs, and to insure that no eye witnesses testify against fellow miscreants a/k/a partners in crime. Akin to white, hooded KKK robes used by Klansmen to hide their true identity, do today’s drone strikes approved by Pres. Obama meet all of these criteria for anonymity? Thus, were they alive today, then would Socrates, Plato, or Aristotle expect Great Britain or the United States to be tried at Nuremberg? Explain. Despite no legal remedy or recourse for victims of the United States’ egregious crimes against humanity, might Heaven’s Supreme Court sentence those responsible for “strange fruit” to spending eternity in a lake…and I don’t mean Lake Titicaca? Explain.
“And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.”