Category Archives: Middle East

One Nation Under God…


If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

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If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

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If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

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Love is patient, love is kind.

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It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

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It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil 

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but rejoices with the truth.

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It always protects,

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always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.

An Infidel Reads the Quran: Surah 4:92-93


Muslims should not kill other Muslims unless it’s an accident. If you kill a fellow Muslim on accident, you have to free a Muslim slave and pay the victim’s family compensation. If he was a Muslim, but he was part of an enemy tribe, then you just have to free a Muslim slave. If he was a Muslim and belonged to an allied tribe, then you have to free the Muslim slave and pay the cash. If you don’t own slaves or can’t pay the fine, you have to fast for two months.

If you kill a Muslim deliberately, Mohammed says you’re going to hell.

This does not seem to have stopped Muslims from killing other Muslims much like the “Thou shalt not commit murder” command has not stopped Christians from committing murder. For a modern day example, see Yemen, where “Christian” England and “Christian” America are currently helping “Muslim” Saudi Arabia genocide Muslims because they’re the ‘wrong’ type of Muslim and have the ‘wrong’ politics.

Well, I’m depressed. And if you looked up what’s going on in Yemen, you’re probably going to need a drink, so I’ll leave off here today. Sorry for the short and sad post.

Seriously, if you’re in the United States, read up about Yemen, contact your Congressperson, Senator, and the President and urge them  to stop providing military support for war crimes and genocide.

“But I’m pro-life!” (rimshot)


HUGH HEWITT: Could you order air strikes that would kill innocent children by not the scores, but the hundreds and the thousands? Could you wage war as a commander-in-chief?

CARSON: [L]ater on, you know, they really realize what’s going on. And by the same token, you have to be able to look at the big picture and understand that it’s actually merciful if you go ahead and finish the job, rather than death by 1,000 pricks.

(Sings) Jesus loves the little child-ren. All the children of the world…

HEWITT: So you are OK with the deaths of thousands of innocent children and civilian? It’s like…

CARSON: You got it. You got it.

(Continues singing) bloody, broken, black and blue, we are bombing all of you!

“That is what war… can you be as ruthless as Churchill was in prosecuting the Nazis?” Hewitt pressed on.

(Singing) Jesus loves the little children of the world… except the Muslims…

Bad theology creates a bad world view


As Michelle Bachman demonstrates for us:

“We in our lifetimes potentially could see Jesus Christ returning to earth and the rapture of the church,” Bachmann said. “We see the destruction, but this was a destruction that was foretold.”

Bachmann cited the Obama administration’s nuclear negotiations with Iran as a cause. The U.S. and five partner nations are discussing a deal with Iran that would prevent the country from developing or obtaining nuclear weapons.

“We are literally watching, month by month, the speed move up to a level we’ve never seen before with these events,” Bachmann said. “Barack Obama is intent. It is his number one goal to ensure that Iran has a nuclear weapon.”

Later in the interview, Bachmann again tied her rapture prediction to Obama’s foreign policy.

“If you look at the president’s rhetoric, and if you look at his actions, everything he has done has been to cut the legs out of Israel and lift up the agenda of radical Islam,” she said.

I realize that criticizing Bachmann is like shooting fish in a barrel, but what she says here isn’t different at all from what many evangelical Chrisitans believe.

In end times theology, the entire Middle East will band together with Russia to attack Israel. Why? Who knows? Maybe they all want falafel from Joe’s Falafel Shack in Tel Aviv. God will save them and destroy the attacking armies, and then the Antichrist will show up and forge a Middle East peace between Israel and everyone.

So you literally cannot trust anyone in the Middle East under this theology. Because no matter what they say, no matter what is in their own best interests as a country, they must be secretly plotting to destroy Israel at all times.

Coincidentally, any attempts to bring peace to the Middle East are either seen as futile or as part of the devil’s work in setting up the End Times and bringing about mass suffering during the so-called Great Tribulation.

Also, I suppose, it should be thrown in that many believers in this type of eschatology also believe in dispensationalism, and take God’s alleged promised to Abraham that He would bless those that bless him and curse those who curse him as applying to supporting anything that the Israeli government decides to do regardless of how immoral, self-defeating, or criminal it may be.

It wouldn’t be that bad, I suppose, except millions of people who have these views vote for one of our major political parties and these beliefs lead to bad foreign policy.