I don't care what someone believes, they can be racist or prejudiced or bigoted but when you process that into a physical or verbal attack on somebody you've just degraded yourself into something worse than the three put together. We are not much different. We also allow ourselves to be emotionally aroused by Media in relation to brutal behavior. When you allow your heart to be lead into hatred, you are but a 'slip' away from being a barbaric murderer yourself. As the Bible says: 'What a man thinks - is what the man is!'
Seven foreign UN workers have been killed in Afghanistan by protesters angered by a Koran burning in the US.... Seven UNAMA employees have been killed, out of which five are Nepalese and two others are Europeans, one woman and one man.
When we read of events like this, we are naturally angered by the disgusting behavior of Muslims. They are after all, an ignorant and barbaric people still living in the Middle Ages. We pride ourselves on being more educated and tolerant than they.
But in reality, we are not much different. We also allow ourselves to be emotionally aroused by what we hear and what we read in the press in relation to brutal behavior.
Recently I asked a family member why it is that his wife has stopped wearing the hijab in Australia. He replied to my email and we exchanged several more. Here are some excerpts:
[Her] decision to stop wearing hijab is to do with the racism and increasing hostility towards Muslims. She'd love to wear it but it's just causing too many headaches; and often I'm tempted to bite and smack the #$#$ out of someone starting #$#$. People say its racism. I think maybe racism stems from fear, fear stems from a sense of helplessness, helplessness from a sense of inadequacy, inadequacy from feeling like you're just not 'good enough'.
I guess wealth and education don't change the general human condition of being miserable, insecure and unsatisfied. All in all I don't care what someone believes, they can be racist or prejudiced or bigoted but when you process that into a physical or verbal attack on somebody you've just degraded yourself into something worse than the three put together.
I agree every culture has racist elements. People in my community are racist towards black Africans and I am outspoken when I hear the racism, especially because it is against Islam (the first person into heaven is/was a black man). I think someone out there must be laughing at how divided we are.
I don't mind racism, or belief in whatever anyone wants to believe. As mentioned, the problem is when people SAY, or ACT out some hostility.
I don't mind what they believe and I'll let most of the verbal assaults go but every so often, if you catch me on a bad day, - well - it's the aussie way to put someone in their place when they are out of line! And I will.
I don't see people trying to control muslims or me. I don't really care about the 'Muslims' in general. I care about the welfare of my family, and my right to go about my business as an aussie unhindered.
Muslim Communities all over Brisbane do lots of charity work, relief work, we have dedicated muslim police liason officers; we invite the police chief to our gatherings; we have local politicians; we release media statements. We do quite a few things, but as you said; the media wants to make money. No one really wants to listen to our voice. So we'll always be softly spoken.
I can't say if most aussies are racist but most aussies I've worked with are racist. In [Australian Company name] people told me I didn't have the right to vote because I was muslim. In this company people HATE Indians and HATE muslims though they don't mind [white] me. I think they just hate arabs. The site manager for this company calls me names but does so with a grin on his face. We get along, but he doesn't like muslims.
I don't often get trouble from anyone to me personally these days, I think due to the fact that I'm muscular. When I'm with [wife] we get people (generally people in groups or in cars) saying [terrible things] and [wife] wont let me do anything.
On one occasion a guy hit our car with his car, and was telling [wife] to shut up, threatening her, calling her names etc. We had a bit of a scuffle but he left without much of an incident. Needless to say I felt powerless to protect my wife. I found out who he was, where he lived and confronted him one day when [my wife] was there, and I like to hope he will think twice next time before starting [trouble] with someone else's wife.
On a previous occasion he informed me that sometimes when they pull up at traffic lights, people in cars beside them, will point their fingers at his wife (in the form of a gun) and mouth 'POW!'. This relative is my son, and he and my daughter-in-law have two lovely little children who belong to an extended family of mixed religions and colors.
I am not a racist but I am an outspoken critic of Media bias toward Israel; racist 'anti-Israel' political correctness, and political multiculturalism. (How I lost faith in multiculturalism by Greg Sheridan - excellent read).
Political Correctness Activists turn 'truth' into 'lie'. They hide their racism under a veil of pretense. They pretend to care about victims of Israeli terrorism whilst supporting self proclaimed terrorists. The conceal their racism behind a facade of 'a political viewpoint'.
But in the end, what these activists do, and the media are complicit in this, is that they deliberately create a false impression that 'everybody' is racist. When a white man is beaten up in the early hours of the morning while walking down a dark street, he barely rates a mention in the press, but when an Asian, a Black man, a Muslim, or a homosexual in the exact same place and time is attacked, then it is a hate crime committed by White Racists.
When 'ethnics' beat and kill each other, no mention is made of 'racism' - eg: the Indian taxi driver who beat up a Vietnamese passenger. But when an 'ethnic' is attacked and the attacker is not immediately identified, it is automatically a 'racist hate crime'. The Media spend an inordinate amount of time telling us how racist we are, but as was demonstrated last year in relation to several attacks and murders of Indians in Australia, when the facts were finally revealed, not one of the incidents was a racist crime. An Indian man set himself on fire for insurance money, and two Indian nationals were arrested for murdering an Indian man. Did the Media apologize for painting us all as racists? No!
The reality is that there are racists in the community. There are people whose hearts are filled with hate. There is violence that seeks any victim irrespective of race, color or religion. And of course there is Islamic terrorism!
But this does not mean that the majority of Australians or Americans are Racists and nor does it mean that the majority of Muslims are terrorists and nor does it mean that the majority of Muslims follow ancient barbaric practices.
We live in an age of high technology and super fast media reporting (often without checking the facts they report on). We are all exposed to negative images of events constantly going on in the world, and this does effect our minds and emotions.
In China, no media organization is permitted to publish more than 20% of negative news. You can call that 'Media Control', but what a difference when you return from China and have to watch all that violence in the Media. It is sickening!
We as a people need to wake up and realize that there are interested parties out there vying for control of our minds and emotions.
The murderers of the UN team should be brought to justice, but justice is not a matter of you or me behaving in similar fashion, by walking around slinging off at people because of the color of their skin or the religion they practice.
When you allow your heart to be lead into hatred, you are but a 'slip' away from being a barbaric murderer yourself. As the Bible says:
Mingxing's company had booked him into the upmarket Kempinski Hotel in Wuxi and he organized and paid for one extra day so that we could go sightseeing. There are two photos in Part one that relate to the Kempinski Hotel Room, but this photo is of the lavish foyer of the Hotel as taken from the first floor landing above the coffee shop. Whilst the Big Buddha is the 'centerpiece' so to speak, the real spectacular is to be found in the Cultural Museum. This place is one helluva spectacular place inside. It sits directly opposite the replica of the Potala Palace, and when you enter you are required to put coverings over your shoes. I suspect that the real reason is to cut down on the cleaning bill. This place was crowded and all those people shuffling along wearing shoe protectors gave the marble floor a really high sheen.
The Fairy Island on the Lake Taihu. which used to be called the Three-Mount Island, is a group of well-known islands and islets in the famou s scenic spot of Lake Taihu.it lies in the lake, and is 2. 0 kilometers away from the Turtle Head Peninsual, which is in the northeast shore. The entire islands are made up of the islets such as Daji, Xiaoji, Dongya, Xiya, with a total area of 12 hectares. (From a Sign at Taihu.)
It was decided that unshod horses would not be allowed to be used in commercial ventures. People couldn't ride horses for a living; salesman couldn't load goods onto their horses; and horses could no longer pull carts. While it all seemed quite logical and humane, the unforeseen consequence of the law was that the supply of goods into and out of the town began to dwindle, until in the end, business after business went bankrupt. As time went by the whole city went bust until the only ones left were those who could not afford to move, and one of these was our blacksmith. One day, considering that since the council itself was now gone, the blacksmith decided to restart his business.
When excavating workers discovered the original Royal road and archaeological viewing platforms have been set up from both above and beside the original road. No charge! You can go down the ramp and clearly see the road and the accompanying signs/ The Chaotian Gate - During the Zhizheng Reign of Yuan Dynasty it was renamed to Gongbei Tower. It was destroyed in the 10th year (1474) of Chenghua Reign Ming Dynasty and rebuilt in the next year. The building was destroyed again in early Qing Dynasty and rebuilt in the 25th year (1686) of the Kangxi Reign Qing Dynasty. It is known as Drum Tower.
Politically Correct activists fight many different causes but their bottom line strategy is to demonstrate that their opponents are "GUILTY" - guilty of anything and everything one can quickly think of so as to disempower those same opponents. Reaction formation generally speaking is accusing others of those things of which you yourself are guilty BUT which you find inexcusable within yourself. Itís rather like being a Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. One part of the character lives in the righteous, non discriminatory respectable world of PC but underneath there is a guilty secret that one doesn't want to let escape. It would ruin their image. And so they point the fingers of hatred at those guilty of the same thing - because in fact they "loath themselves".
Having stated that the Governor is one of the very first elected officials to take this action and that there is no play book to show him what to do next, the American Policy Center is calling on citizens to sign a 'Letter of Thanks' to Governor Bentley: If you care about protecting our Constitution and our way of live from attacks by the United Nations, then you must stand with Governor Bentley by signing and returning you "Letter of Thanks for Opposing United Nations' Agenda 21". The newsletter warns however that if Governor Bentley is left to fight alone, then he is probably doomed to be destroyed by the very powerful UN/Agenda 21 forces.
The original command to anoint Jehu as king over Israel (not Judah) was given to Elijah the prophet in 1 Kings 19:15-17 in which he is commanded to anoint Hazael as King over Syria (in place of BenHadad) and Jehu over Israel in place of Ahab's son Jehoram. And there is a promise from God that those who escape from Hazael will be slain by Jehu and those who escape Jehu will be slain by Elisha. But even though the Scripture talks about killing the King of Israel's heirs (the house of Ahab), no where does it say that anyone is to kill the King of Judah "Ahaziah", who was either Ahab's grandson, nephew or son-in-law. (2 Kings 8:18 makes his mother to be the daughter of Omri and therefore sister of Ahab and so he was Ahab's nephew, while verse 26 states that his mother was Ahab's daughter therefore he was Ahab's grandson but verse 27 refers to him as son-in-law).
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.
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(He has been teaching Conversational English in China since 2003 and currently (2013) is teaching in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province.)
General formula for Biblical Data conversion:
The formula for constructing the artificial calendar was:
'X' times 364 equals 'Y' days'Y' days divided by 336 equals 'Z' artificial years.Values are:'X' = any given number of 'real/solar' years364 = perceived days in the sectarian calendar'Y' = number of days calculated336 = number of days in an artificial year'Z' = artificial years = 1.083'X' and represents the original number of the converted years plus 8%.To reverse the process by hand:'Z' years times 336 equals 'Y' divided by 364 equals the Number of 'X' years converted.
To see how effective this method is, SEE:Appendix 5:Diagrammatic Reconstruction of Israelite History from 936 to 586 BCE:
The Principle of Linear Causality
The King's Calendar is a very simple approach to Biblical Chronology. It substitutes a value of 336 days for every year listed in Scripture. As far as the Divided Kingdom is concerned, when you use this 336 day year value, the synchronisms actually work. To see how effective this method is, SEE:Appendix 5: Diagrammatic Reconstruction of Israelite History from 936 to 586 BCE
Because it is a mathematical system, the King's Calendar must abide by certain mathematical rules, the most important of which, is that if you change any date for any day, month, or year every other day, month, or year is effected and must also change. It's like a 'domino effect'. Chronological references cannot be 'forced' to fit, and nor can they simply be ignored or 'compressed' as is the usual case with historians and archaeologists.
If any King's Calendar chronological determination disagrees with anything in the history books, it must argue the case as to why the history books are wrong, or why the evidence for an assertion is untrustworthy. If the King's Calendar successfully defends its' position, then the history books cannot be treated as definitive, and if the King's Calendar is 'proven' wrong, then every other chronological reference it provides is also wrong.
Because of this, the King's Calendar Chronological Reconstruction of Israel's history is unique, in that its' methodology can be scientifically (mathematically) tested and demonstrated to be either true or false. Its' chronological predictions are able to be 'proved' or 'disproved'.
Rules of Evidence Series at Kingscalendar.
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