Political Correctness - the Scourge of the 21st Century: Misdirection, Lies, Deceit, False Hope, Activism, Totalitarianism, Destruction of Democracy: We live in a (western secular) world that while doing its' best to remove God and Religion from our lives, nevertheless, constantly preaches 'morality'. This might seem a strange concept, but in fact, we are constantly being pushed to accept certain 'moral norms', based solely on the basis that someone, some group, or some Political Party has endorsed the issue and formalised it in law.
Ahh! The Joys of Political Correctness Gone Mad! I was reading an article today about an American Muslim boy who tried to kill a number of fellow students, as an act to avenge Muslim deaths elsewhere in the world. Because someone called it an act of terrorism, other Muslim students objected.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. University of North Carolina student Stephen Mann has a simple definition for the attack that occurred on his campus last week: terrorism.
He and other UNC students were disturbed to learn this weekend that former UNC student Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar allegedly plowed a sport utility vehicle into nine pedestrians on the busy campus square to "avenge the deaths of Muslims" around the world, according to campus officials.
Jonathan Pourzal, an Iranian American, said: "You're strengthening the prejudices people have against Muslim people."
Sara Aghajanian added: "I am an Iranian American, and [the suspect] does not represent me at all, OK?"
Rally organizer Kris Wampler said he felt vindicated in calling the attack terrorism when he heard of Taheri-azar's "will of Allah" comment.
"You're strengthening the prejudices people have against Muslim people."
While the concern expressed in this statement is genuine, valid and appropriate, to call the murderous act anything else but 'terrorism' would be a lie. But then Political Correctness is all about lies.
You can call someone any 'false' thing you wish, but if you speak that one 'true' word, involving their nationality, ethnicity, or sexual preference, then you commit a criminal offence. Political correctness is not about speaking the truth, it is about concealing the truth.
It is not correct to say, 'Sorry Pal, you are too old for this job!', but it is OK to say, 'Sorry Pal, but we are seeking someone recently graduated from College, with a degree that specifically qualifies them for the job we are offering.' But the truth is 'You're too *@%@* old for this job.
We live in a (western secular) world that while doing its' best to remove God and Religion from our lives, nevertheless, constantly preaches 'morality'. This might seem a strange concept, but in fact, we are constantly being pushed to accept certain 'moral norms', based solely on the basis that someone, some group, or some Political Party has endorsed the issue and formalised it in law.
Under the old religious system, at worst you got excommunicated if you broke the moral laws, and at best, no one gave a damn. Today however, if you break the new Moral Laws, you end up in a court of Law, and cop a big fine if not punished more heavily with a jail sentence. Shades of the Inquisition What not?
During the Period of the Inquisition, if you did not confess the 'party line', which is to say, if you did not bend the knee to the reigning power and lie through your teeth, the punishment ranged from the extreme to the ultra extreme, and all in the name of God the all loving and all merciful.
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 to the Feminist Lobby, the Gay Lobby, the Pro-Abortion Lobby, the Politically Correct Lobby and of course the Multiculturalism Lobby.
The Bible and the church have a lot of rules and regulations, which both in the earliest times of the Christian Church and in these Latter times, are followed or disregarded at will, and there is no earthly power that can do anything about it. Not so with the New Morality which spawns such wonderful statements as: Abortion is Legal therefore it is not murder!
I read that statement in the feedback section in the Courier Mail Online Edition in Australia. The logic that being enshrined in law makes something OK, means that the Holocaust was OK. It means that if we legalise Paedophilia, then it is OK.
More interesting however, is that it places the ultimate decision for human life and its value, in the hands of the Government. On that score then, what hypocrites these secular humanists are to decry any action of the Chinese Government, or their own government for that matter. If a Government makes IT Legal, then it is OK to do IT. Conversely, if the Government makes IT? illegal, then IT is not OK to do.
The lie here of course, is that these same people who push for laws to justify their own philosophies, fight the government whenever they don't like something that the government does or says. What Hypocrites! The Law is the Law is the Law, or it is not. If an anti-abortionist must accept the status quo, then so too do the Lobby groups. If an activist group finds another groups' non acceptance of the status quo objectionable, then they, the lobby groups, are hypocrites.
Whilst trying to destroy religion, and using the Law of the Land to justify their positions, these activist Lobby groups are setting themselves up as God. They, and only they, know best what is good for 'personkind'. This of course is the Communistic, Dictatorial, and Totalitarian Ideology. Funnily enough though, in such places as China, where people are apparently slaves to the State, and where religion has been overturned, a new era is arising, in which 'secular ideology' is being replaced by the religious.
As China becomes more wealthy and worldly, it's also experiencing a growing interest in spirituality. Chinese are emerging with "more time and freedom to think," says Yuan Ci, a monk who works with the Buddhist Association of China in Beijing. In doing so, they are helping to revive China's venerable religions, like Buddhism.
In urban areas, China's new Buddhists are young, college-educated, and upwardly mobile. They are looking not only for purpose in their lives, analysts say, but for a way to cope with the pressures of modernization and high expectations.
"Unlike Christianity and Falun Gong, which authorities view as 'alien' and intrusive, the government has adopted a fairly loose reaction to the reemergence of local 'popular' religion, which is experiencing a renaissance," says Professor Cooper.
Yuan Ci believes the government is starting to recognize the role religion could play in striving to achieve a "harmonious society" - the ideal of an egalitarian and balanced society that China's leaders espouse. "Religion can take a part in making society peaceful," he says.
Notice that last statement!
Religion can take a part in making society peaceful! Has anyone noticed that with the death of Spirituality in the West, violence and abuse has risen?
In the era of religious observance and duty to God, one's conscience became the rule by which one lived. Today, the rule is, if there is no Law against it, you can do it. But then, people without conscience don't care if there is a Law, they just do it anyway.
If there is one thing this article about the rise of religion in China shows, it is that people have discovered that 'secular living' is sterile. They need something more. One Mr Norris Burkes agrees.
Nudging, not judging, leads people to spirituality By Norris Burkes firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the discussion continued, it was obvious the readers didn't agree with the editorial decision to place my spiritual column on the religion page. What may surprise some of these newer readers is I somewhat agree with them. I write a spiritual column, not a religious one.
What's the difference, you ask?
Spirituality is that sense of awe and wonder we all have about creation, about who we are, how we hope, how we pray and how love works. Spirituality is that piece of ourselves attracted to something outside ourselves. It is that basic appetite or search engine that seeks our creator.
Norris Burkes is a civilian hospital chaplain and an Air Force Guard chaplain. Visit www.chaplainnorris.com or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Something outside ourselves.
Bah Humbug! I can hear the chorus now. But the converse of 'something outside ourselves', is total self absorption. Secular societies are self absorbed. They care only for themselves. Which is just about how I started this article.
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 does not approve of the terms 'Chairman and Chairwoman', but for some hypocritical reason, approves of Mister & Madame Chairperson. 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.
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. 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? 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.
"The Patriarchs' Route" in Gush Etzion also passes through an area known as Netzer, located between the Elazar and Alon Shvut communities. The Netzer area is built on terraces that assemble a spectacularly beautiful, green mosaic; green grapes twining alongside old olive trees in plots of varying shapes and sizes, and in the pre-Spring season the Netzer space looks like a Claude Monet masterpiece: the green background is spotted with the pink and white of the almond trees at the peak of their bloom. But this pastoral bubble bursts the moment we 'zoom-in' on the photo, then we discover a real battle for this land and the future of the country, with the innocent plants often standing like soldiers on the frontline.
A key portion of the meeting was White House Domestic Policy Council (DPC) Director Cecilia Munoz outlining President Obama's overall immigration reform proposal that includes creating a pathway to citizenship for up to 11-million illegal aliens. In my discussion with the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Safety and Border Security, I mentioned that a potential "State of State Emergency" might be unfolding, and deliberate steps might have to be taken by the State of Arizona to protect its' own sovereignty and welfare."
When we arrived, we noted that this place really was a resort centre. It had wave pools and other interesting things for people to enjoy, and even accommodated school tour groups with dormitory style accomodation. Opposite the breakfast room was a swimming complex, in the front of which was a very interesting sign. Unfortunately, I had forgotten to bring my .38 Smith and Wesson. When we went in for breakfast, we saw that the next room was set up for a wedding, and discovered that it was 'our' wedding reception. Taking a 'sticky beak', I noted that there were no knives on any of the tables. 'Ahah! Thank God I brought that solid clear plastic knife with me!'.. The whole time before and after the actual church service, the local beggars were inside the church hitting everyone for money. Oh the guilt of refusing a pittance for the poor in the house of God, but I was advised to give no one anything, for that would be more effective than the 'last trump' for the dead. All the beggars would arrive. Not that this mattered at all. Who was carrying money?
A Male Steward came off the plane and walked over to me and said: "It's alright! We aren't going to leave without you! Calm down! Catch your breath!" The 'So and So' was right. It was still another 30 minutes before we took off! I on the other hand was watching the driver through his rear view mirror. He seemed to be blinking an awful lot and his driving was a little erratic. Not that that is unusual in China, but when you are on the highway and you have 3 or 4 lanes to choose from and very little traffic, you would think that you could drive in at least one or two of those lanes for more than 500 meters at a time.
Anyway, I was not the kind of child that hung around and did nothing. I had to have my own adventures and make discoveries of this new place we were to call our home away from home. There was a huge Combined British Military Hospital and a Family Hospital attached to it. At first I avoided the Military Hospital, because the nurses and the orderlies who saw me loitering around might question me and then report this to my father who was the officer in charge.
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]
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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.
Academic Deception: History Lies: Challenging the Math that Biased (Anti-Biblical) Historians use to demonstrate the Length of King Nebuchadrezzar's Reign. Nothing in this article actually contradicts the Egyptian, Assyrian or Babylonian Records of events that transpired during the period from 609 BCE to 562 BCE. This article does not in any way dispute the Archaeological Evidence.
Assyria, Babylon, 7th Century BCE: Josiah: Nebuchadrezzar: Concealed within the Biblical Texts are difficulties that go unnoticed when one in ignorance accepts the word of historians, as to the timing of the actual event, for in fact, there is absolutely no evidence to support the historical contention that King Josiah died in 609 BCE in what historians insist was an incident related to The Battle for Haran, in the 17th year of Nabopolassar. A cursory reading of Thiele (1966, preface - p.10), and Wiseman (1985, p.33), will offer some understanding of the lengths to which academics go, (and to which they will disagree), in order to understand and solve complex issues involved.
LXX and MSS Bible Texts: Septuagint, Masorete, Bible Dates: Because the academic world cannot understand Biblical chronology, they assume that the fault lies with the record. If the Biblical information is no longer correct, then modern Academics demonstrate a highly unscientific approach to history, when they quote Scripture to support various archaeological and Historical propositions. When they do this, they are quite clearly 'manipulating' the public". The earliest, and best known, source for the story of the Septuagint is the Letter of Aristeas, a lengthy document that recalls how Ptolemy (Philadelphus II [285?47 BCE]), desiring to augment his library in Alexandria, Egypt, commissioned a translation of the Hebrew Scriptures into Greek.
Who were the Patriarchs of Israel? Adam to Noah to Abraham: Judges of Israel: Israel Timeline charts: Citations and References for students from over 100 Academic publications: The file contains chronological details as listed in the Septuagint, the Masorete, Josephus and Seder Olam Rabbah. It relates how long the Patriarchs lived and how old they were when their sons were born. It forms a footnote to Six different articles at King's Calendar.