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Social Commentary Newsletters for 2006
Newsletter No. 1
March 1st 2006
Where is King David's Contrite Heart in Israel and Palestine
I often get organisations sending me their material, and 'Visionary Advancement Strategies' from Director Robert Ricciardelli is one of them. Such material is usually unsolicited in any way whatsoever, and while I would not usually bother to read the material, preferring to just block it, over the winter vacation I got slack, and just deleted these types of material.
Today however, with a little time on my hands, and not wanting to rest, I decided to read this Christian fundamentalist (and I think Pentecostal) material. Within it I read something that grabbed my attention, and I want to share it with you.
While I do not in any way endorse this magazine, its' religious theology or associations I am not the sort of person who simply cannot learn anything unless it is presented to me via a person, an association or within a philosophy that preens my feathers, flatters my ego, or supports my own self delusions. I'm always ready to listen and learn (or argue as the case may be).
For the anti-religious, or non Christian, non evangelical, or non Jewish, read it anyway so that you will understand my comments after it.
The article is entitled Responding to Prophetic Delay by David Orton (www.lifemessenger.org) and I presume that it will appear on that site shortly.
In point fashion, I will present some statements from the article. It concerns King David, and the promise of God that he will be King. King David of course had to wait some time, during which king Saul tried to kill him.
The Principle of Prophetic Delay
Joseph received his vision as a 17-year-old youth, only to enjoy its fulfillment some 13 years later when finally at the age of 30, after being proven through many trials and disappointments, he was raised up to the saving of nations.
Now, here is the rub. During the delay the dream tests and refines us. So, the question right now is: how do we respond to the dilemma of delayed fulfillment?
At first, we see David in a "knee-jerk" survival response but in time finding God in such a way that he was changed and therefore readied for prophetic fulfillment.
David was a man engaged in a process with God.
Wow! What a sorry tale of human survival and cunning. David in confusion and panic rather than trusting the Lord resorted to human intrigue, lies, and manipulation to survive.
The one thing that robbed Saul of the kingdom was his inner-life.
His refusal to deal with uncrucified self, manifested in self-will, self-preservation, and self-promotion ultimately lost him the throne and it passed to a better man (1 Sam 15:28 ).
But how could David be the "better man"?
Surely he committed murder and adultery! Now, Saul never stooped to that but still lost the kingdom! Why?
In our view adultery and murder pretty well top the list while self-will or self-preservation would be close to the bottom.
While admittedly, David had significant lapses in character, when his self-life was confronted he broke in repentance coming through the other side having processed deep inner-change (Psa 51).
This, Saul refused to do.
God has allowed it (troubles with Saul) to bring his servant to a place of complete weakness and inability.
At last, this is it! This is where God wanted him!
It is the number one lesson of the cave, of prophetic delay - the lesson of brokenness.
This one lesson deals a deathblow to the two greatest temptations during a prophetic delay: survival and self-fulfillment.
He cries out, ".I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me" (v.6).
He is over his head.
The enemy is too powerful.
He is completely surrounded. So, unless the Lord shows up to deliver him and bring to pass the prophetic word he is dead
But finally, he cries : "When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who know my way"
Removing the Religious Connotations
I've listen to Evangelical Christians rubbish the Roman Catholic ritual of the Confessional, but when I was studying Counseling with a predominantly Evangelical Class of Students, something that the Lecturer said about 'guilt', prompted me to test his mettle.
I posited that if in order to rid oneself of the overwhelming burden of guilt, and its' exponentially exaggerated seriousness, it is necessary to 'talk' to someone about that guilt, then wouldn't the Roman Catholic process of Confession be more cathartic, than the protestant form of 'secretly confessing sins' to God alone?
This Baptist Minister with a Masters Degree in Psychology replied: 'Yes!'
My Point, just because what is written above comes from a religion with which we disagree, does not mean we can't learn from it.
What to learn from this message about David?
What I saw in this article, was the benefit that comes from
from being prepared to admit to fault and weakness;
from realising that you don't have all the answers that you need;
Realising that you can't always succeed on your own;
Knowing that you do need help;
And finally the benefit that comes from Being realistically self-aware (weaknesses and all), as the first step toward becoming someone worthy of being in an exalted position
We can also see in relation to Saul
That even if no one can find any dirt on you, it doesn't mean you are a worthy leader
That seeking power for power's sake is self destructive
That constantly feeling threatened will cut you off from those who are no threat
That Pride goes before the fall
I'm not providing a moralistic lesson here
I write this, because I have just finished writing about the latest situation between Israel and the Palestinian leadership under Hamas. The articles are entitled
AS I have pondered the situation, I can't help but think that the leadership in both countries are completely insane.
Hamas says that if Israel will agree to give back the lands the Palestinians lost when they tried to destroy Israel, Hamas will provide Israel with a 10 to 15 year period of relative peace, subsequent to which, in accordance with their charter and the recent explicit statements of Hamas, Israel will be destroyed.
On the other hand, the leadership of Israel seems to be saying, we are more than willing to see Israel as a Jewish country, completely removed from the map, quite content in the knowledge that if we become a minority people in the State of Palestine, you will treat us well.
The only other possible explanation for the strategy of the Israeli Leadership, is that they truly want to commit suicide, either because they are insane, or else that they have some heretofore undeclared 'orthodox religious' belief, that if they push Israel to the edge of utter destruction, Messiah will come/return.
These men, these alleged leaders, actually care nothing for their people, nor for their God's will. They care only for their own power and arrogance. Their actions have caused tremendous and unnecessary hardship, casualties and deaths on both sides.
On the one hand, the Palestinian leadership which could have had its' own state in 1948; which would never have lost territory had the Muslim world not declared on Israel (and been defeated); which could have had 95% of their lands returned under proposed Israeli agreements years ago, are now inherently saying that for years, their people have suffered for no reason at all.
On the other hand, the Israeli government which has been engaging in its' own form of terrorism of its' own people, has been bending over backwards to appease a people who have blatantly declared that Israel must be exterminated. Utter Madness!
Where are the men with broken and contrite hearts?
Where are the leaders whose will is not bound to their own lust for power?
Where are the people whose hearts desire peace and not war?
Where are the statesman who can admit to wrongdoing, ask for forgiveness, and then get on with the business of governance?
Where are the men of humility?
Where are the men who can recognise that they can't do it their own way?
Where are the men who are prepared to admit to weakness?
Where are the men of fortitude prepared to atone for their sins?
Where are the men whose love for the people and the will of God comes before self gratification?
Where are the men of spirit?
Where are the men with a conscience?
Where are the men with gentleness in their hearts?
Where are the men whose strength comes from faith and not force of arms?
To once again quote the above mentioned article
Therefore, let us cry with David, "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me"; for "the sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart." (Psalm 51:10, 17).
Today, God has been replaced by activist groups, who, out of their genuine love, concern and caring for the 'common man', will punish anyone who does not toe the line, and like their Jesuit forebears, their personal 'religious faiths' are enshrined in the Law of the Land. Woe betide anyone who does not bend the knee
Political Correctness is not about 'something outside ourselves', it is about self absorption. About the getting of Power; about replacing God; about overturning societal norms to gratify our own whims
Political Correctness will flay you alive if you insult the religion of an immigrant, whilst spewing out the most atrocious venom on the home grown religion. Pure Hypocrisy.
Political Correctness, is just a weapon used by criminals to make their own crimes legal.
No sooner had I written these words, than their veracity was demonstrated
Ilan Halimi, a young Jewish man, was abducted by the "Gang of Barbarians," held in Bagneux, a banlieue south of Paris, and brutally tortured for three and a half weeks. He died minutes after he was discovered naked, handcuffed, bleeding profusely.
Aside from everyday activities such as armed robbery and drug dealing they specialized in botched extortion operations.
Two elements deserve particular attention: victims of one series of extortion attempts all lived near Bagneux where Ilan was subsequently held hostage, and none of them led to a payoff.
Parisians did not feel any need to stand up, walk, and be counted. Some people, sincerely concerned, stayed away because they saw the march as an empty gesture.
"In Morocco, the Jews were preserved, and you know what? They harmed us. Yes, yes, they harmed us a lot. They can do whatever they want, they control the media. They have money. The Arabs have nothing."
In Israel, if a Jew is killed, Sharon kills a million Palestinians.... It's a genocide."
"There were 500,000 Palestinians in 1948. Today there are 2 million. You call that a genocide?
Does anyone expect them to admit that they tortured a young man to death, slowly, for three and a half weeks, because he was Jewish?
So these anti-Semitic attacks don't make it into the statistics proudly displayed to show that France is dealing firmly with anti-Semitism.
Members of the Jewish community who went to the same junior high school as Fofana and his gang witnessed — and experienced — their violent Jew hatred.
We live in a perverse world of do gooders.
We live in a world where truth does not exist. Philosophical and Political Expediency have taken its' place. We conceal truth in the hope that politically correct language will lead to harmony. It doesn't! It leads to chaos.
Remembering that God does not exist, and that we are the product of evolution; remembering that there is no Divine Will, and we are the product of Mother Nature, we should also remember that another Title for Mother Nature is The Law of the Jungle.
When you show weakness; when you show compliance; when you bend over and happily take it up the rear end, you demonstrate that you have no manhood or strength. [The Politically correct feminists can go jump over that last statement. It is the Female who demands that the Male go fight her battles when she is offended or hurt. It is the Male who must defend her liberty and her Life.]
When Society demonstrates that it is not prepared to stand up for truth and justice, it reaps Lies and injustice. Such is the case in regard to Ilan Halimi.
Reuters Fake Photographs and Media Misleads the Public.
What is a prophet?
If you do a web search on this question, you tend to find that a prophet is described as someone acting as a mouthpiece of God; a person who foretells the future; a person who stands between God and Man.
Many years ago I was taught that a prophet is really just a person with enough commonsense and willingness, to speak out and warn people of the consequences of their behaviour. You might call this action foretelling, and there are plenty of writers at Magic City Morning Star News who fit that category.
One Jewish View of a prophet is that he/she is a person who has reached "a sufficient level of spiritual and ethical achievement" that the Divine Spirit rests on them, and they are therefore able to know the divine will and therefore to 'speak forth' the Divine warnings and advice.
Of course, most people imagine a prophet to be someone who foretells the future. If you look at the old testament, you will find that the major work of a prophet was to criticise both the national civil and religious leadership and the social behaviour of the general populace. They were social critics who could both 'see' (what was happening) and 'foresee' the consequences of such behaviour.
Well, I make no claims to be a prophet, except perhaps by way of Balaam's ass, but I would draw your attention to recent world events and to a social critique of the media and politicians, that I published 2 weeks before these events sparked off a war. Right now you want to quit this article! - See I know human behaviour!
The first thing I want to draw your attention to is the Reutersgate scandal; the recent revelations that Reuters were using doctored photos to provide distorted images in the Lebanon/Israel war. [If you are a blissful person still unaware of this scandal go to : Don't Trust If They Won't Verify By Glenn Harlan Reynolds.]
Some people seem to be very shocked by what Reuters "allege" was inadvertent or unnoticed, blaming the whole thing on an individual correspondent. Tim Rutten writing in the Los Angeles Times draws attention to the "U.S. news media's grudging response to the revelation... and its utter lack of interest".
But what this scandal really reveals is that for far too long we have simply believed everything we've been told, especially if it suits our own personal agenda, and I made this point two weeks before the recent Israel/Lebanon war broke out.
Truth should be acknowledged, even if it does not suit our agenda. No where is this lack of honesty in supporting political agendas more obvious, than in the Middle East, in relation to Israel, Iraq and terrorism.
I made those remarks in an article I published on July 1st 2006. I published the introduction and ending (2000 words) at Magic City, and the full article on my own website under the title " What is Truth? A Political Camera Angle!"
That article was quite long, quoting and citing dozens of news articles on the issue of truth and prejudice. In the members' newsletters dated June 19th 2006 not only did I mention that I was writing it, but stipulated the name under which it would be published. Now two months later we are reading that the media has been deceiving us with photographs and news reports that are not just false, but fabricated with the intent to deceive us.
So am I a prophet as a couple of religious fundamentalists requested to know? If I am, then I don't understand why many more are not? My "prophetic vision" does not come from thunder and blinding lights, accompanied by supernatural voices, it comes from a mind that has learned the hard way not to trust people who claim to have the truth, and one that prefers to look at everything honestly while totally aware of the human preponderance toward prejudice.
Was this particular instance just a one off? On December 12th 2005 in an article entitled: Sydney's Racial Violence which was a commentary on the violence that had just erupted in Australia, I wrote:
Who could have predicted this violence?
In the Article I wrote for the 'Newcomers Network : Living in Harmony Australia', I wrote...
It's like being in a pressure cooker, and one day, there will be a violent explosion, as average Australians refuse to be told what to think and believe and feel about just about everything.
One of the results of these constant accusations that 'we Australians' are racists, is that 'we Australians' feel that 'we' in fact, are the victims of 'reverse racism'.
The 'Newcomers Network' article (published 3 weeks before the violence), came about because that organisation, having read some of my articles, asked me to write 'specifically' for them.
So that makes two prophetic utterances out of two! Certainly not enough to qualify as a prophet. (I didn't even forsee my recent 6 weeks of encephalitis). But it does not take someone connected with the Divine, to divine the results of certain types of behaviour. It is just commonsense.
Unfortunately today we live not in a commonsense world, but a fast food world that dishes up predigested food that is spooned into our mouths and eagerly consumed without care or consideration. Mother just spoons it in and we swallow it straight away. Unfortunately, as I wrote in the 'What is Truth?' article, "We live in a world with competing ideologies that routinely seek to win us over, and which never let the truth stand in the way of a good philosophy". Whatever philosophy we follow, we just swallow what they feed us.
The tragedy of Reutersgate, is not that an organisation accidentally or deliberately deceived us, but that we willingly make ourselves vulnerable to deception. We live in a world that wants the "bottom line"; that wants everything in "black and white"; and more importantly, we live in a world in which, despite all our protestations to the contrary, we just want someone to tell us what to do and think.
It's really time for us to start thinking for ourselves, and, putting philosophical, religious, and political agendas aside, seek the truth. But then again, "What is Truth?"
This article is about the Issue of Truth and Deception in Society.
I have written several articles about Media and Academic Lies and Liars (listed at the end of this article), but today, I want to shift the focus from things like 'The Media, Israel & Reutersgate', and 'Laws of Evidence in Archaeology', to other issues that relate to Scientific Butt covering and just plain fraud.
This article focuses on four reports, two of which deal with the theme of Evolution and Divine Creation. These two are not cited to support Evolution, but to draw attention to scientific BS.
Report 1 seems to be saying that in order to keep evolutionary theory in tact, it is necessary to accept that humans, after splitting from Monkeys millenia earlier, rejoined them.
Report 2 is a report about how rape is justified on the basis of Evolutionary theory.
Report 3 is about the most recent fraud in relation to stem cell research, and
Report 4 is about 'fakery' in the Media
In a recent series of articles at Apologetics Press, in the Sensible Science Section, there was a new article entitled: Genes Don’t Jibe With Fossils by Brad Harrub, Ph.D. It concerns itself with a recent report, the reference for which is: Patterson, Nick, Daniel J. Richter, et al., (2006), “Genetic Evidence for Complex Speciation of Humans and Chimpanzees,” Nature, 441:1103-1108, June 29.
This is just a snippet of what Doctor Harrub writes:
Nick Patterson and his colleagues conducted a study identifying the genetic divergence between humans and chimpanzees (Patterson, et al., 2006, 441:1103).
They allege we evolved from some common ancestor millions of years ago, but for some unexplained reason, we decided to revisit our primate ancestors from whom we had split millions of years earlier. They give no indication of how or why this occurred. Instead, they speculate freely about coming back together in an effort to mend bridges with anthropologists—and to ensure no one ever questions the validity of the evolutionary “history” of mankind.
This article is not a religious 'let's knock evolution' article, but an examination of the huge rift that this recent announcement causes. Dr. Harrub demonstrates how it contradicts definitive statements already in the textbooks, and goes on to relate how this discrepancy is dismissed, by stating that perhaps there is a problem with the molecular clock.
Even this suggestion would cause all previous evolutionary theories to be put aside and reworked. The real point of the article, is the lengths to which scientists will go in order to get us to accept as legitimate, things which all too frequently are later demonstrated to be incorrect.
One of my constant refrains, is not to believe what scientist say, just because they are scientists. If you only immerse yourself in one theory, you will fail to find its' faults, and in the process, demonstrate a complete lack of 'scientific methodology'.
In the second report, also from Apologetics Press : Sensible Science, in an article entitled: Evolution and the Blame Game by Eric Lyons, M.Min., attention is drawn to some rather remarkable (evolutionary) scientific conclusions concerning rape. To quote briefly from Mr. Lyons article:
In 2000, Randy Thornhill and Craig Palmer authored A Natural History of Rape in which they alleged that “[e]volutionary theory applies to rape, as it does to other areas of human affairs, on both logical and evidentiary grounds. There is no legitimate scientific reason not to apply evolutionary or ultimate hypotheses to rape” (p. 55). They continued: “Human rape arises from men’s evolved machinery for obtaining a high number of mates in an environment where females choose mates” (p. 190, emp. added).
Although Thornhill and Palmer “would like to see rape eradicated from human life” (p. xi), they are forced to conclude, in essence, that nothing is ultimately wrong with the practice (see Butt, 2005 for more discussion).
Having introduced and discussed this topic, Mr. Lyons sets forth some other issues concerning which we might like to claim that we are only acting out our biological or evolutionary urges. As he posits:
Can you imagine if such argumentation was used in theft and murder trials: “I’m not guilty because my animal instincts made me do it”?
Actually he seems not to be aware that the feminazi's do in fact use this line quite often.
The point however, is that this is either scientific nonsense, or our legal and ethics systems are complete BS. Nobody in today's libertarian bleeding heart society accepts that rape is defensible, so either rape victims should just get over it and deal with it like the animals do, or this evolutionary scientific theory is little more than a method to either keep the theory of evolution alive, or to promote ones scientific self.
In relation to the series at King's Calendar on the rules of evidence in archaeology, I make this precise claim. Often what is passed off as some 'fact' is just another opinion by which one promotes ones standing in the academic community.
Recently there was quite a commotion about a Korean fraud in relation to embryonic cloning. This article deals with a new and similarly fraudulent claim. Mr. cook asks:
What magic is there in embryonic stem cells to make some scientists so economical with the truth and some science journals so credulous? Only a few months after the disgraceful Korean stem cell scandal, another scientist has again announced a breakthrough, and has again been denounced as a liar.
But the real point he expresses thusly:
The most astonishing feature of this shabby episode is that the publication as prestigious as 'Nature', colluded in it. It rushed Lanza's article into print, accepted his line about an ethical breakthrough, and even posted an on-line image of a mature, healthy embryo which had survived a biopsy.
What we see from this report is that far too many organisations jump onto anything that will promote their philosophy. They don't take the time to verify anything, and I have made the same comment myself.
Firstly, we should not be seeking out what supports our particular philosophy or worldview, but rather take the time to discover if what we have been told is in fact true. When truth is bypassed to foster an agenda, that agenda is not really worth anything at all.
Now this brings me to the final report, also from TCS Daily, entitled: FX May Soon Be Short for Faux By Glenn Harlan Reynolds, in which he discusses photographic fakery in the media. He states that:
In a democratic polity -- or even one that's driven by things like "world opinion" -- faked news poses a real threat to decent decision-making. Worse yet, the likely outcome of widespread fakery will be a tendency on the part of people to simply dismiss news that they don't want to hear. (And we already see enough of that phenomenon as it is).
Context is key. And one of the lessons of these various affairs is that neither the photo, nor the purveyor of the photo, should be given unquestioned authority. Instead, we have to think for ourselves, and make up our own minds. Because it turns out that we can't trust, well, much of anyone.
This brings me to something my now deceased father once told me (actually he constantly reminded me), that you should believe nothing of what you hear and only half of what you see.
We as human beings have a tremendous capacity for not just deceiving others, but for deceiving ourselves, and in today's 'party line' mentality, we are constantly being forced to accept whatever the powers that be in our philosophy say we should accept. We don't bother to find out for ourselves, and are often punished for any type of dissension or infraction of the 'faith'.
Constantly in the press we read of people being called, leftists, rightests, fundamentalists, fanatics or whatever. This is a blatant attempt to blackball by name calling discrimination, anyone who does not agree with our philosophical ideology. [Terribly Non PC isn't it?]
As I wrote in What is Truth? A Political Camera Angle! : Truth should be acknowledged, even if it does not suit our agenda. This of course brings me to something else my dad used to say: "People always believe what they prefer to believe, irrespective of the truth."
By the way, given that we have already referred to articles on evolution, you might find this hard to believe, but in one article at Apologetics Press Americans come a close second to the Turks in rejecting the Theory of Evolution. [Check it out!]
Sometimes Academics cannot see the forest for the trees. I pointed this out in a wonderful joke found HERE
Sometimes sectarian semi-academic groups will try to convince us that what is so is not so, and that we should not accept historical records. SeeHEREandHERE.
Sometimes we get lucky, and the very people our hearts bleed for, have the audacity to stand up and tell us the truth. SeeHERE
But generally speaking, we tend to allow ourselves to be deceived, because it suits our particular agenda. We don't take the time anymore to discover the truth for ourselves. Truth, Justice and the American Way might have been superman's motto, but very few of us today share those qualities. We prefer to be told what to believe, or prefer only to be told what we already believe.
For those of you who don't know me, I am an Australian living in Communist China, 'and loving it!' (to quote Maxwell Smart). But really, what is the difference between the free and democratic western world and Communist China?
You might also want to cry: 'There is no free press in China!' But do you really believe that you have a free and unbiased press in your country?
You might want to object that in China, people are not free to think and say what they want. But do you really think that in your country that you are free to think and say what you want?
You might want to scream: 'The Chinese government suppresses religious freedom!' But do you really believe that religion is not suppressed in your country?
Maybe you think that China is a sexist country. Of course Sexism is taboo in your country.
In the final analysis, we only believe what we want to believe, and most of us are incapable of determining for ourselves what it is that we believe. We need the help of the Media, our political party, our religious affiliation, our libertarian ideologies and of course, those wonderful academics who would never try to bamboozle us with BS.
Maybe you trust scientists, journalists and experts, but I'll stick to commonsense!
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Social Commentary Newsletter No. 5
October 3rd 2006
The Pawns of Palestine: No Peace, No Security.
Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.
In May 2006, I wrote:
"Those anti-semitic idiot PC guilt ridden middle class bleeding hearts who constantly blame Israel and the USA for Islamic Terrorism, should start connecting with reality and take note. The violence between Palestine and Israel is not the popular uprising of a down trodden people, but a violence instigated by politically driven war mongers who care not a whit for their people's condition or situation." Civil War in Palestine: Peace in Israel?
Today I would like to ask where are the voices that regularly condemn Israel for the sufferings of Palestinian Peoples. As reported by Khaled Abu Toameh in the Jerusalem Post, 11 people have been killed, and over 150 wounded in Hamas-Fatah clashes in Gaza and the West Bank in the last few days. The situation is being described as the worst in a decade, and reminiscent of the Civil War in Lebanon.
In the last week the Saudi's have again raised the issue of Israel's recognition and the return of Pre-1967 territory. Arafat refused this idea long ago. What was freely offered back then was rejected, and what was rejected became the cause of continuing terror, and the terror that continued is now being promised to halt, if what was freely offered, will be offered again. So let me ask you, "Why have the Palestinian People been suffering, if not for Palestinian political agendas?"
Neither politically motivated bleeding heart idiots in the West, nor the political agendas of Palestinian factions, have a right to make the People of Palestine suffer.
The issue is not one of finding a way to peace. That way has always been open. More than all the political demands of the bleeding heart Muslims could have been achieved if Palestine had accepted statehood in 1948. No land would have been lost to Israel, if the Arab countries had not attacked Israel and lost.
Statehood and Peace have never been the agenda of Palestine. The agenda has been hatred toward Israel, and the people of Palestine have been the fodder! The problem has never been religion either. Just look to Iran for your example. Jews, Christians and Muslims live in peace. Talking to Teheran's Jews by SETH WIKAS in Teheran.
The Palestinian peoples have only one neighbour who understands and cares about their suffering - The Jews of Israel.
The real agenda is and has always been 'fundamentalism', which is not a religious issue, it is a psychological condition manifesting a desire for power, control and a feeling of righteousness.
Social activists exhibit this condition, as do political associations, as do the religious. The people of Palestine suffer because those leading them have been suffering from a psychological condition. As for the bleeding heart anti Israel Westerners, they suffer from a different condition. They are just plain arrogant! They put their political agendas above the people they profess to care about.
The People of Palestine have suffered as long as the people of Israel. The only difference between them, is that the Israeli Government has done everything to make it's people prosper and be happy.
It's time for the People of Palestine to demand Peace; to demand loving kindness from their leaders; to demand an end to political agendas that kill and maim their families; to demand the same right to internal security that the Israeli's have had.
It's time for the People of Palestine to stop being sheep led to the slaughter on the altar of political egos.
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About the KingsCalendar Publisher
R.P.BenDedek is the owner and Editor of KingsCalendar.com which was originally set up 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.