Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Turmoil in the Middle East and Jefferson's Favorite Psalm

They want to kill us.
They want to destroy Israel.

There are radicalized Muslims in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan--we'll just say most of the Middle East and much of the world--who are waging jihad on the Great Satan and the Little Satan, Israel and the leadership in America is bending over backwards to show how tolerant we are.

Our Muslim (sympathizing or just plain Muslim? --you decide) president....

....seems to think that going to Egypt apologizing for our existence, comparing the holocaust to "dislocation" of the Palestinians in Gaza, using NASA for Muslim Outreach, and bowing to the Saudi King, is going to make these radicals change their minds and all of a sudden love America--the Messiah is president after all.

Newsflash, leaders in the Muslim world see all this apology and tolerance as a sign of weakness and they are waging an all-out assault on our way of life. Beginning with this mosque at ground zero. While his wife Daisy is calling the treatment of Muslims in America "metastasized anti-Semitism", her husband Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is touring the Middle East on our dime.

It is past time for American's to wake up and realize that we are "tolerating" ourselves out of existence. Earlier this year, Christians in Dearborn, MI were arrested simply for being Christian at an Islamic festival. Many of these people aim to bring Sharia Law to America. I wonder how Rosie O'Donnell and her ilk will like life then? The enemy of your enemy is not your friend.

Then there is Israel, caught between a rock and a hard place. Iran is fueling their first nuclear reactor. Is Israel supposed to stand by and be tolerant as extremists try to bomb her off the face of the earth? The Obama regime seems to think so.

But what else would we expect? Our Muslim-sympathizing wannbe dictator has been snubbing our (former?) ally since he took office. Obama snubbed Netanyahu during his visit to the White House, he asked Netanyahu not to come after the first flotilla, then the "Messiah" called the flotilla raid tragic and asked for a probe! Little wonder Obama would side with the flotilla people on this one (and the next one); his friends are the ones behind the flotillas!!!

Friends, freedom of religion does not mean freedom for some and not others. It does not mean freedom for Muslims at the expense of Christians. It is controversial to say this, but our Founders saw freedom of religion as the right to practice whichever form of Christianity one chose.

On that note, I will leave you with Thomas Jefferson's favorite psalm:

Psalm 15
A psalm of David.

1 LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary?
Who may live on your holy hill?

2 He whose walk is blameless
and who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from his heart

3 and has no slander on his tongue,
who does his neighbor no wrong
and casts no slur on his fellowman,

4 who despises a vile man
but honors those who fear the LORD,
who keeps his oath
even when it hurts,

5 who lends his money without usury
and does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things
will never be shaken.

I was especially curious about the line "who despises a vile man"--since I see many vile men in power today--and researched it further.

I found this explanation:
[C]oncerning what a blameless man honors, the Lord says: he "despises a vile man but honors those who fear the LORD." To "despise a vile man" may seem easy at first sight, but many of us are guilty of honoring "vile" men. The Lord is speaking of those who are "vile" in His eyes, not our own. There are many who are wealthy yet vile, high-ranking yet vile, intelligent yet vile, beautiful yet vile, that are honored much by the world.


  1. hey Kristin..could use the inspiration of Psalms right about now!

  2. Great article and scripture. I suppose too many times we use our own definition of "vile", rather than thinking about God's view. But somehow I think many of us have a pretty good idea of who God might see as vile and unacceptable in his sight. We must remember though, throughout the Bible God used vile men to do his bidding. I keep praying that if we are stuck with Obama, who in my mind is vile, that God would at least touch his heart and use him in some way to turn things around. That doesn't seem to be happening.

    Right Truth

  3. Great verses. Funny how many answers are in the scriptures.

  4. Kristin, once again, cogent, thoughtful, backed by evidence, and true. Keep on writing!

    How do we increase readership (and a strong political/vote base)?

    I sent some info (the "I Want Your Money" trailer) to a liberal acquaintance, and she at least admitted it was "good to hear the alternate view". I wonder how many conservatives are actually heard by liberals. I guess liberals are thinking the same in reverse.

    This whole Muslim/Islam thing is a threat to all Christians (and Judeo/Christian humanity) throughout the world. Most religions teach tolerance, this religion apparently teaches sanctimonius rage, sanctioned lying, and overthrow by any/all means. Vile. How do loving people find the passion to fight this kind of menace?

    So, look at what Ghandi did, he stopped the fighting between Muslim Pakistan and Hindu India....by his personal conviction and influence and a lengthy fast. Who among us is ready to stand for what's right, no matter the cost to us personally?

    I'm not so brave...but am beginning to wonder......

  5. One more thing....why are the "moderate" Muslums not finding a way to put a stop to "their own super-entreme element"? Wouldn't it be in their best interest to remove the individuals who lead the world into turmoil? In Catholicism, it was called Excommunication. In demonology: Exorcism. In politics: Ex-patriot. Let's get onto the "Ex"!!

  6. I don't know that Obama is a Muslim.

    What I do know is that his Christian church was led by psychotic racist. Obama has imbibed embibed enough black liberation theology to last a hundred lifetimes. On top of that, every connection he had in his early political career were first order socialists and denizens of the 70's Left.

    It probably doesn't matter if he's a Muslim or not. He's been so radicalized by all of this that whatever his faith is, it's almost inconsequential. He could be a lesbian Buddhist vegan from the planet Earth First at this point and he'd still be a hopelessly liberal Israel-hating Islam sympathizer.

  7. Why do all thinking and discerning people continue to refer to Islam as a religion rather than a political movement. Are we afraid to call a spade a spade? Is the "Christianity" to which Obama professes to ahere recognizable to the faith of any true Christians? C'mon people----what are you thinking?? Does this man know Jesus, or WHAT???

  8. P.S. ....and it's the WHAT that terrifies me. God help us all.

  9. Despising the vile man goes along with tolerating the intolerant. Excellent Psalm to go along with your post. Muslims want to conquer us, yet we are supposed to be tolerant. Sorry. No.

  10. Excellent summary, Kristin. To respond to Gail Ellen; I don't believe there is such an animal as a "Moderate Muslim".

  11. to Jawja Dawg, I agree. hence the quotes around "moderate". it is in the perview of the Muslim faith that all Muslims lie to us infidels (Christians, Hindus, etc. etc.)......and that is why the media view of "moderate muslims" dosen't work. (see me exhale with great sadness.)

  12. oops, Jawja Dawg, I should've said "Ex-actly"! :-)