Friday, June 24, 2016

Stupid Places . . . Stupid Things . . . Stupid People

There are perhaps two important lessons that we can learn from some recent events.

1. Go as well armed as possible  . . . ALWAYS.

a. You never know what threat you will meet or where. It may be a well-armed Islamic terrorist in a sodomite nightclub (OK, not likely for most of us). Or it may be some pervert attempting to drag off your teenaged daughter or granddaughter in a Dollar General Department store (as recently happened here in Florida).

b. I realize that you cannot always have your AR-15 with you, but you should still make yourself as potent and, if need be, as lethal as possible. Generally I go out with my Glock 26, loaded with a Glock 17 magazine. That means I have 18 rounds ready to go, locked and loaded, in my pistol. I also carry two extra Glock 17 magazines, which means I am prepared to rapidly return fire with 52 rounds, should the circumstances get that desperate. And it’s really not difficult to go well-armed. I can accommodate this by simply throwing a shirt or a vest over my t-shirt as I leave the house.

c. Occasionally I must go to places that require deep concealment. By that I mean so-called “gun-free zones.” In those circumstances I will be armed with my Keltec P3AT, with seven rounds loaded in the gun and an extra six round magazine on my belt. Not ideal, but it beats a sharp stick.

d. The only exception would be so-called “gun-free” zones that are fortified with metal detectors -- a most unhappy situation to be avoided at all costs.

e. Otherwise . . . well, there’s a reason it’s called “concealed carry.” And that’s all I have to say about that . . .

2. Don’t go to stupid place and do stupid things with stupid people.

a. First of all, avoid anyplace that is supposed to be a “gun-free” zone. I’m thinking a gay nightclub would qualify, but so would many other places, some as mundane as your local church in many states. If you MUST go, see Sections 1.b, 1.c, 1d, and 1e., above.

b. Avoid places that are manifestly stupid . . . I think virtually any nightclub would qualify, but a number of other places readily come to mind as well.

c. Think about it folks, almost nothing good ever happens after 11:00 PM. I mean honestly, I’ve probably been in bed almost two hours by that time. OK, I understand that y’all don’t get up at 3:30 AM like I do, but the point is still valid.

d. Beyond this, I’m going to assume that you are NOT a stupid person, so I need not describe in detail all the stupid places, all the stupid things and all the stupid people.


There are a number of circumstances and places that I avoid. You will need to make you own decisions, but it might be useful to keep the simple principles listed above in mind.

I have not flown for decades and I can hardly think of ANY circumstances that would call for me doing so. Admittedly it’s not ONLY because I would have to travel unarmed . . . I have a very low tolerance for tyrannical and moronic bureaucracy, so I might well end up in the hoosegow if I had to interact with the TSA, but that will be a topic for another day.

And here endeth the lesson . . . at least for now.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

. . . He which made them at the beginning made them male and female (Matthew 19:4b) . . . And some additional thoughts

I suspect that this article may upset some folks more than some others I have written. Nevertheless, I think it a topic worthy of consideration.

Please understand that I don’t mean to cast stones, or to beat up on anyone, and I’m certainly not trying to tell someone else how they ought to live.

Having said that, I wonder if we as conservative Christians may not have contributed to the “transsexual” confusion that now surrounds us today?

I assume that we would all agree that God created mankind in His own image and that He originally created them as male and female.

Genesis 1:27
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Genesis 5:1-2
This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;  (2)  Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

It is only in the distinct combination of male and female, that they are truly man (Adam). It is only together and in distinction, as male and female, that the image of God is properly manifested in man.

I believe that anything we do that blurs the distinction of the sexes goes contrary to God’s revealed will and blurs the image of God in mankind.

Our Lord notes that this as God’s intention from the beginning:

Matthew 19:4
And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,

Mark 10:6
But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.

Yet American culture and Christians within that culture have long been blurring that distinction. God’s word warns against such confusion.

Deuteronomy 22:5 
The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

“Wear that which pertaineth” in the original language (Hebrew) goes beyond merely clothing. It speaks of all the instruments, tools and implements associated with a man.  

Strong’s Concordance defines the word as:
   “any apparatus (as an implement, utensil, dress, vessel or weapon)”

Women, it would seem, ought to look, behave and live as ladies. Men ought to look, behave and live as gentlemen.

We have certainly departed from this basic principle in matters of dress, behavior, employment, etc. It has become so modern and so politically-correct to do so. It immediately comes to my mind how this would have application to women in the military, particularly in combat roles, but that’s a topic for another time.

Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Paul acknowledges the importance of maintaining the distinctions between men and women when he writes to the church in Corinth.

1Corinthians 11:14-15
Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?  (15)  But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.

Now, before you tell me that Jesus had long hair, find any Bible verse that indicates such a thing. The fact of the matter is; the Lord is depicted with long hair in paintings because the effeminate renaissance artists who painted Him had long hair.

Paul had something to say on that matter of effeminacy as well:

1Corinthians 6:9 
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

The blurring of the distinctions between men and women has almost certainly prepared the way for acceptance of the “transsexual” confusion that now permeates our perverted culture.

That blurring is an assault upon the image of God in man. It is but another manifestation of our society’s rebellion against God and His rule and His Sovereignty.

Even something as simple as the traditional association of blue with little boys and pink with little girls, that long served to distinguish between the sexes, has now been largely set aside.

I’m not going to set forth a list of “do’s and don’ts.” I don’t think that’s my place, but perhaps it would do us all good to consider our appearance and behavior in the light of God’s creation and in the light of the depraved world in which we live.

Will we contribute to the general confusion of our time or will be stand as a testimony against it?

I can’t speak for others, but for me personally I can tell you that you’ll not find me sporting long hair, earrings, or frilly pink attire. Nor do I think that my wife is inclined to bobbed hair or to men’s attire.

You may be just about ready to point out to me that there are bigger issues facing us, and I would tend to agree. But I do wonder -- if we had given heed to these smaller issues earlier on, might we not have avoided some of these larger issues that now loom before us.


Evidently the Orlando shooting is my fault . . .

From the pulpit on Sunday morning I remarked on the shooting in Orlando. Specifically I said: “Somehow it’s going to be all my fault.”

Later my wife said she thought I had lost my senses. Sure enough within the week the shooting was blamed on White Southerners, Christians, Gun Owners and men. If you don’t believe it was my fault just check with the ACLU, SPLC, MSNBC, etc., they will allay any doubts you might have.

My friend, "Old Rebel" noticed that same thing:

So a closet-sodomite muslim shoots up a “gay” bar and somehow it’s my fault . . . and the liberal elite want to take my guns away. [Good luck with that . . . better pack your lunch].

Southern Baptists show their true colors . . . or lack thereof

This past Tuesday the Southern Baptist Convention voted to repudiate the Confederate Flag. They have libeled the Christian symbol of Saint Andrew’s cross and have spit upon their families and their roots.

To my thinking, the SBC long ago broke loose from its Biblical moorings, but this latest move should convince every discerning Christian that the convention is beyond redemption.

If I were a member of a Southern Baptist church one of two things would happen. Either my church would denounce the SBC’s resolution and remove themselves from the convention, or I would permanently remove myself from that church.

Unfortunately there will probably not be a mass exodus -- too many within the Convention are either terminally asleep or have reconciled themselves to endure all manner of heresy and betrayal.

Deo Vindice!





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Friday, June 10, 2016

I’ve lived way too long . . .

“I’ve lived way too long . . .” I’ve been telling that to my wife for at least thirty years now.

That’s a refrain that often passes from my lips as I read the newspaper or listen to the evening news.

Please understand, I’m not complaining against God’s Providence. It’s just that I don’t seem to fit with the culture and society that surrounds me, but I suppose that’s as it should be:

For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. – Hebrews 13:14 

Until I was in my mid-twenties the American Psychiatric Association designated homosexuality a mental illness.

Until I was in my mid-twenties abortion was a felony in most US states.

Until I was in my mid-twenties rape was a capital offense in many of the US states.

Until decades after I left the military homosexuality was subject to court martial and punitive discharge.

When I was in high school the boys were required to wear dress slacks and shirts with collars. The girls were required to wear skirts or dresses that extended to the knee.

To paraphrase the old Virginia Slims cigarette ads, “We’ve come a long way, baby” -- but I believe that the bulk of it has been in the wrong direction!

Where is the world that I grew up in?

Where is the world that I raised my family in?

Where is the world that I spent my working life in?

Who took it? Is there any prospect of getting it back?

Just a few short years ago I could not have imagined . . . not in my wildest dreams . . . that a president of the United States would decree to local schools that they must allow boys (however confused they may be) into the girl’s restroom.

I could not have imagined that the US military would openly recruit sodomites into its ranks and promote their deviancy and mental illness by celebrating LGBT Pride month.

In his book, Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War, William Manchester wrote of the background and culture of the World War II generation and though I am of the next generation (“Baby Boomers”), I can identify with most of what he wrote:

To fight World War II you had to have been tempered and strengthened in the 1930's Depression . . . You had to remember your father's stories about the Argonne, and saying your prayers, and Memorial Day . . . you had to have heard Lionel Barrymore as Scrooge and to have seen Gary Cooper as Sergeant York. . . . Esteem was personal, too; you assumed that if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity, respected as well as adored by your children. Wickedness was attributed to flaws in individual characters, not to society's shortcomings. To accept unemployment compensation, had it existed, would have been considered humiliating. . . . Debt was ignoble. Courage was a virtue. Mothers were beloved, fathers obeyed. Marriage was a sacrament. Divorce was disgraceful. Pregnancy meant expulsion from school or dismissal from a job. The boys responsible for the crimes of impregnation had to marry the girls. Couples did not keep house before they were married . . . You needed a precise relationship between the sexes. No one questioned the duty of boys to cross the seas and fight while girls wrote them cheerful letters from home. Girls you knew were still pure because they had let you touch them here but not there, explaining that they were saving themselves for marriage. . . . All this led you into battle. It sustained you as you fought, and comforted you if you fell, and, if it came to that, justified your death to all who loved you as you had loved them. Later the rules would change. But we didn't know that then. We didn't know. (emphasis added)

I take those words as William Manchester’s much more eloquent way of saying: “I’ve lived way too long . . . “

I know that God has a purpose in keeping me here and by his grace I hope to be a “voice in the wilderness” until He calls me home. Standing in the ways, calling for a return to the old paths, wherein is the only rest of our souls.

Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. – Jeremiah 6:16

I suppose that we can expect the same response that Jeremiah received, but let us stand faithful by His Grace.

Deo Vindice!





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Friday, June 3, 2016

What Would a Free Country Look Like?

How many of us even have an inkling of what a free country would look like?

One thing for sure, it would not have any resemblance to the good ole’ U.S. of A. 

Just consider a few things that come to mind:

1. Since 1865 the Southern States have been occupied by a foreign power, forced into an involuntary political union at the point of a bayonet.

2. The state demands an accounting of every penny that you earn and furthermore demands to take their extortion from the top, before you even see your earnings. And the state also demands to skim a portion of every transaction that takes place in the world of individual commerce.

3. To start a business you must obtain the permission of government. And then you can only operate that business in accordance with the dictates of the state and as they skim their portion from the top of your earnings.

4. You may not purchase a new firearm without the permission of various levels of government. And then that firearm must meet certain requirements imposed by the state. And then you may only keep and bear that firearm as allowed by the state.

5. You may not purchase and live upon a property without paying yearly extortion to the state in the form of property taxes. The property never really belongs to you; for the state will take it should you fail to pay their extortions.

6. You cannot purchase and operate a motor vehicle without first obtaining permits, licenses, tags, insurance, and all manner of permissions from the state.

7. You may not make decisions about your own health care, for the state demands that you purchase insurance or pay a penalty for failing to do so.

8. You cannot make decisions about the education and upbringing of your own children, unless those decisions fall within what the state has decreed to be allowable.

9. You cannot purchase light bulbs or toilets or motor vehicles or children’s sleepwear or meat or eggs or milk, etc., unless those items conform to government dictates.

10. You cannot grow certain plants that are not favored by the state without fear of incarceration and even death.

11. In some areas you cannot even collect rainwater that falls from the sky onto your own property.

And yet the sheeple mindlessly sing-a-long: “I'm proud to be an American, Where at least I know I'm free . . .”

Free?? How so exactly? I might ask.

I recently saw this challenge: “Name two things not Taxed, Regulated, or Controlled by the government?”

That’s not an easy challenge to answer, particularly if we limit the answer to things beyond the merely frivolous . . . and the government generally gets its hands even into those endeavors.

Is there anything beyond the reach of government? Evidently not. Why the Empress Obama just decreed that your local schools must allow males into the female restrooms and lockers.

Nevertheless, the sheeple continue on: “And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.”

Rights come from God -- Not from governments.

What “rights” or “freedoms” do we have today that we would not have had the Amerikan Imperial Military not invaded places like Korea and Vietnam and Grenada and Panama and Iraq and Afghanistan and Libya and . . . well the list is almost endless.

Indeed what freedoms do we have today that we did not have after the First American War for Independence (1775-1783)?

On the other hand, what freedoms have we seen forfeited since the Lincolnian vision prevailed after the defeat of the Southern Armies in the Second American War for Independence (1861-1865)?

And it is not just the South that has lost its freedom; the entire country suffers under the Leviathan government that emanates from Babylon on the Potomac.

I’m thankful that I do know true freedom. The only freedom that will endure.

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. (John 8:36)

I have but very little hope for freedom in this country, but I will continue to fight on for the sake of my posterity that must inherit the mess that we leave behind.

Deo Vindice!





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