Marxists believe that the existing society must be destroyed in order to successfully establish the new order. They believe that society, like the Phoenix must die so that out of the ashes can rise the new Phoenix. I don't think that they realise that it is the same bird that rises, not one with a new design. Cultural Marxists pay no attention to the lessons of history, and it is we who will suffer because of it. We must begin to question what we have been taught. We must begin to see where our societies are headed. And most importantly, we must stop being bystanders who believe that there is nothing that they can do. (History, accelerated by science, is compressing itself, and our misfortunes, into ever tighter spirals. Can we cope? We can if we recognize the fact that man's astonishing technological progress presents just as many dangers to society as opportunities; and if we remember that utopia, or the Kingdom of Heaven, or whatever you choose to call such a state of grace, is not something that we confer on our society with science or social institutions, but forge within our souls by an act of devotion to some thing or principle greater than ourselves: Wm. B. Fankboner
The Kingdom of Heaven / Utopia is forged within the soul
This article was first published on Oct 18, 2008 in my column at Magic City Morning Star News and although 4 years old, the message is timeless.
What do we really see in the Mirror?
In an article entitled: "Temple Time?" written by David Smith at Jerusalem Post Oct 16,2008, readers were given insight into Modern Israel's search for it's ancient religious roots, through the work done by The Temple Institute.
For centuries Jews have remembered and mourned the destruction of the Temple through traditions such as crushing a glass at weddings or leaving unpainted a patch of wall opposite the entrance to one's home - each stressing that nothing can be perfect or complete without the Temple.
The Temple Institute was founded in 1987 with the explicit goal of rebuilding the Temple.
Whilst the article standing alone is both interesting and informative, the last two paragraphs carry a message which goes well beyond the bounds of Judaism. Allow me to quote it:
"Everything that goes on in this country relates to the spiritual struggle behind it all - especially with the people of Israel. It's all about a total struggle about who we are and what our destiny is. We're not called to be the best doctors and lawyers and Hollywood producers - that is not our destiny. We're called to be a nation of priests," he says.
"The Temple is a real litmus paper test of that equation. We are talking about the big existential question: Who are we?"
I wonder how often people stop to think about just who exactly they are and what their destiny is. Of course it is hard to imagine what an evolutionist would stop to think about in this regard for I can only imagine the answers to be: 'A Chemical accident!' and 'None!'
Of course for some, the mere notion of undergoing some sort of 'spiritual' reflection is anathema. Since there is no god nor intelligent design, there can be nothing spiritual: Not if you retain the original meaning of 'spirit'.
Cultural Marxism is doing it's best in the west to completely destroy religion and spirituality; apart from those times of course when it suits the Marxist agenda to raise a religion to a prominence over another so as to destroy the newly 'inferior' one. Such is the desire of some to undo the cultural effects of religion that they become willing partners in deception; as has been the case with some supporting fanatic Islamics who claim that there never was a Solomon's temple.
For a growing number of academics and intellectuals, King David and his united kingdom of Judah and Israel, which has served for 3,000 years as an integral symbol of the Jewish nation, is simply a piece of fiction.
But as reported in the article above, those Revisionist Lies have come undone. Despite that fact however, it remains true that there is a subculture at work in the West that is determined to destroy the traditional cultures of Western Countries. Many of those belonging to this subculture hide behind respectable and allegedly humanitarian facades that enable them to undermine our culture. If we don't recognise this, then how can we cope with it?
Can we cope?
History, accelerated by science, is compressing itself, and our misfortunes, into ever tighter spirals. Can we cope? We can if we recognize the fact that man's astonishing technological progress presents just as many dangers to society as opportunities; and if we remember that utopia, or the Kingdom of Heaven, or whatever you choose to call such a state of grace, is not something that we confer on our society with science or social institutions, but forge within our souls by an act of devotion to some thing or principle greater than ourselves.
If we are not Looking for the Signs of what is going on in the dark recesses of political life, how will we recognise that we are no longer on the road toward the destiny in which we believed? If and when we do realise it, will we still be the people we now think that we are?
So the question remains. Who do we think we are and what do we think our destiny is?
As remarked in the Jerusalem Post article reference at the top of this page: Everything that goes on in this country relates to the spiritual struggle behind it all.
Are we even aware that such a thing is taking place?
Over the last 6 months I've noticed a lot of news coverage related to societal violence, and often the question is asked: "Why are our young people so full of anger?"
In the matters of Religion and Science, the west has undergone a tremendous upheaval during the last one hundred years or so, and if the rise of various religious fundamentalisms is any indication, despite our reliance upon science, as human creatures, we seem to need an inherent 'Reliance' on the 'scientifically dubious' Divine Power. Many folk wonder why it is that their children have turned from their religious traditions to new or exotic forms of religious observance, and it is not at all unreasonable to suggest that this is because our materialistic, logical, and science driven society, has robbed us of the inner emotional stability which comes through 'trusting in a higher power'.
The focus of that point was on those who turn to 'religion - to God', but there are many more who have failed to fill the void in their life. Robbed of the inner emotional stability which comes through 'trusting in a higher power', and lacking true moral fibre because it is now generally absent in our post-modern societies, these "younger" people are just ticking time bombs.
Whether it manifests itself in alcoholism, drug abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, road rage or other forms of violence such as mass murder, the underlying problem remains the same -- No ultimate sense of purpose or self-worth. I sometimes wonder if I am the only one to have noticed or whether I am just delusional, but since the biblical injunctions -- to 'Love your neighbour as yourself' and 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you' -- have been replaced by the (Cultural Marxism / Communism) Political Correctness demands for 'non-discrimination', 'acceptence of minority ideology', and 'cultural diversity' (which requires denegration/ suppression of traditional culture), the level of violence has risen.
The intelligensia will naturally argue that what I just wrote is rubbish, but another question I would ask is 'Why is it that seeing someone on TV smoking will lead children to smoke, when seeing violent movies and playing violent video games has no effect?' The correct answer to that question is that the intelligensia have a vested interest in promoting violence in society since that very violence is what is needed to usher in the new communist Utopia. Marxists believe that the existing society must be destroyed in order to successfully establish the new order. They believe that society, like the Phoenix must die so that out of the ashes can rise the new Phoenix. I don't think that they realise that it is the same bird that rises, not one with a new design.
We must begin to question what we have been taught. We must begin to see where our societies are headed. And most importantly, we must stop being bystanders who believe that there is nothing that they can do. Political agendas manipulate society because they are promoted by activists while the general populace remain silent. We must stop being silent and stand up against the activist agendas that are designed to fracture and ultimately destroy our society.
To Repeat:Everything that goes on in this country relates to the spiritual struggle behind it all.
Are we even aware that such a thing is taking place?
So there you have it. The Patriarch Joseph was born in 1683BC. He was set over the Kingdom of Egypt in 1656BC. The Israelite Sojourn in Egypt commenced in 1648BC. Joseph died in 1582BC. The Hyksos were expelled in 1554BC. Moses was born in 1523BC.The Exodus commenced in 1449BC. The Israelites entered Caanan in 1412BC and 480 years later in the 4th year of Solomon the first temple commenced construction in 970 BC.
I am going to make some statements about the USA as might be found in the newspaper of a mythical communist country called, ‘The Democratic Marxist Republic of Californication.’ In doing so, I am going to be making statements that a casual world news observer or internet savvy foreigner might actually consider to be factual based on extensive exposure to western media.
Disciplining yourself to pay attention to the actual words used and the actual meaning of the sentence is very important, especially so since so much of what purports to be news is little more than the writer’s opinion about the facts of the news. Unfortunately, people easily succumb to emotive language such as ‘Donald Trump demonstrates his stupidity again!’ Such a headline is designed to reinforce in the minds of those who don’t like Trump, that he is an idiot. Another thing of which to be careful when reading is the inclination to ‘interpret’ what we read within the context of our religious, cultural and political worldviews.
When you stand to speak you are doing more than reciting words. You are in fact engaged in communicating with an audience your opinions, ideas, feelings, passions and/or knowledge on a subject. They expect you to express yourself with feeling and passion and to actually know what you are talking about. Therefore it is essential that you KNOW what you are talking about – and – show the appropriate body language, gestures, actions and emotions associated with your topic.
The kids used to turn up repeatedly throughout the day just to look at the foreigner, touch him, feel the hair on his (the monkey’s) arms and generally just gawk. China has changed a lot over the years but there have been times when a foreigner in a small town or village would attract huge crowds. Sometimes people would be known to suddenly come upon you, look up at your face and just plain scream! I’m not joking!
Where were these PC (expletive) when I and others were writing years ago about the Syrian crisis? Did they care about the Syrian people? No they didn’t! Do these same sociopathic western political activists who would call me a racist support Muslim and other cultures similar practices such as female circumcision? – polygamy? – arranged marriages? No they don’t! They outlaw it! So don’t talk to me about how I am a racist!
Since 2004 he has been writing academic articles, social commentaries and photographic 'Stories from China' both here at KingsCalendar, and formerly as a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News (Maine USA) where from 2009 to 2015 he was Stand-in Editor. He currently has a column at iPatriot.com and teaches English to Business English and Flight Attendant College Students in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China.)
BenDedek originally created the site to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.' Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah. Check the Chapter Precis Page to see details of each chapter and to gain access to the Four Free to Air Chapters
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Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]