Pakistan’s child soldiers
by Kalsoom Lakhani
On Sunday, the Washington Post covered the progress of a new boarding school established to rehabilitate and deradicalize former child militants in Swat Valley, Pakistan. The army-sponsored center currently houses 86 young boys who were either captured by the military or brought in by their families. According to the Post, “Some had been trained by insurgent groups as slaves or thieves, some as bombers.”
The rehabilitation and study of these boys could provide deeper insight into the indoctrination of child militants in Pakistan as well as the broader psychology of child soldiers as a whole. According to Amnesty International, “Approximately 250,000 children under the age of 18 are thought to be fighting in conflicts around the world.” Moreover, although many child soldiers are between the ages of 15 and 18 years of age, significant recruitment starting at the age of 10 and the use of even younger children has been recorded.
In Pakistan, a disturbing number of suicide bombers are between the ages of 12-18 years old, about 90%, noted Pakistani journalist Zahid Hussain, who is the senior editor at Newsline magazine and the author of Frontline Pakistan. However, in the PBS Frontline World documentary, Children of the Taliban, filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy interviewed Taliban commander Qari Abdullah who revealed he also recruits children as young as five, six and seven years old, emphasizing, “Children are tools to achieve God’s will. And whatever comes your way, you sacrifice it.”
In an interview with BBC News Hour, Chinoy noted that one of the most interesting things about meeting with the Taliban, particularly the younger militants, was that they “all look like they’re in a trance, they rock back and forth, it’s as if they’re reciting things that they have been programmed to recite.”
Pakistani authorities rescued 20 young boys who had been among hundreds recruited by the Taliban, reported media outlets in July 2009. Major Nasir Khan, a military spokesman in Swat, stated the child fighters had been heavily brainwashed by militants. When asked what they had been told by the Taliban, the boys reportedly said, “The Pakistan army is the ally of the Western capitalist world, they are the enemies of Islam. The fight against them is justified, they are apostates, the friends of the infidels.” – More here.
Bombs and beatings: Life among the Taliban
In Pakistan an account of life with the Taliban has emerged from a 13-year-old girl called Meena, who says her own family tried to turn her into a suicide bomber.
There is no independent confirmation of her account but police say they believe she is telling the truth, and her information could be valuable.
Meena told her story to our Pakistan correspondent Orla Guerin. – More here.
Child soldiers trained by the Taliban to kill British soldiers
by Nick Owens
CLUTCHING AK-47 rifles and marching to war… these chilling images [the video is below in original article source] show child soldiers on their way to fight British troops in Afghanistan.
The pictures come from a video filmed at an al-Qaeda training camp in Pakistan, where Taliban warlords are turning boys as young as FIVE into trained killers. Recorded only weeks ago, it captures a dozen nervous-looking boys in camouflage uniforms with headbands which say: There is no God but Allah. – More here.
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The Mentally Ill Imbecile Savant, Bill Maher, Fails
by Daniel Knight
Bill: Hey Dawkins, I hate fundies. Um, I love evolution though.
Hey, I have gray hair too. Hey Dawkins, I like your cologne.
I bought your books. Maybe you tell can me what’s in them later.
Hey, I have my own show. So, we’re friends now right?
On May 1, 2009, on the Real Time show, paid for by the anti-Christian HBO channel, the narcissist psychopath imbecile and Christian-hater, Bill Maher, whom they paid to host the show, said,
“Since viruses, like swine flu, get to be potentially deadly because they ‘evolved,'”
Bill: Let me know when you’ve seen a virus evolve. Or do you have magical eyes? I don’t believe in magical eyes Bill. Stop trying to convince everyone to be a conniving loony narcissist like yourself. And Bill, grammar check: “because they CAN evolve”: you can’t even think logically when making attacks against theists.
And Bill: you put put “evolved” in quotes, because? Was that an accidental drop of the propaganda ball, in which you forgot to casually imply that every scientist believes in MACRO evolution, and that the “fundies” and “creationists” don’t count as scientists? Or was that to indicate that “evolved” wasn’t really what you meant, and so then the comments about evolution afterwards was deception? Or was it because you don’t want anyone to mistakenly think that you are the one who is the source for what the world might one day realize is a lie? Or was it your lazy version of a reference? Maybe you stop reading Wikipedia so much and and gullibly believing that whatever Jimmy Wales and his anti-social trolls say is a reference, is “truthfully” a reference. Do you know what “truth” means? Hint: It’s not defined by your feelings.
And do you know what “evolved” means? Hint: it’s not what you see when facing a mirror.
“if you don’t believe in evolution and you get it, you have to pray it away.”
And your evidence that those who don’t believe in evolution pray for any injuries they have to go away is? Are you living with Osama Bin Laden? It’s not good to be friends with terrorist idiots who are as wise as the sand they are always staring at. Truly you are a moron to think that unless you believe in evolution that you can’t use medical technology. How can you attack Christians without realizing that among them were doctors? Hint hint: Luke ring a feeble neuron? Hint hint: the father of microbiology was a, hint hint: Calvinist. Hint hint: the father of modern evolutionary theory was, hint hint: NOT the credit thief Darwin.
“You can’t crap all over Darwin and stem cell research”
So everyone who doesn’t believe in evolution is against stem cell research? And your evidence of this is? Do you know what “delusional” and “slander” is? And everyone who is against evolution “craps” on Darwin? Bill, do you know what “childish” means? Do you know how narcissists talk and behave? Hint: like you.
“and global warming and then come crawling back to science”
And your evidence that if someone is against evolution and global warming, they must be against science is? And Bill: the swine flu epidemic warnings as did global warming, clearly, clearly came to nothing, and are known by millions now, Christians and atheists, to have been elitist scams, perpetrated by elitists like you. Do you know what the words, “gullible”, “naive”, “ignoramus”,”simpleton” and “illogical” mean? Hint hint: look in the mirror. So much for your science, Bill. Hint hint: the word science, it don’t mean or “cuz Bill Maher said so” or “cuz Bill Maher’s idols said so” or “mere smug insults and ranting”. Next time, don’t insult or boast about what you are severely ignorant about, and while you are mentally ill.
“when you want Tamiflu”
What person who didn’t believe in your anti-scientific propaganda came crawling back to science for Tamiflu? Just the imaginary people in your head.
And can you show me where “science” is handing out Tamiflu? So science is embodied by anyone or anything which dispenses Tamiflu? Who said atheists had no religion Mr. I Worship Any Vaccine Promoted by the C.D.C., Cuz They Have Nice Suits and Riches. Stop worshiping Mammon, Bill, money isn’t God or anything close to it. If you hadn’t noticed, it’s because of greedy mockers like yourself that the world is filled with poverty and fighting, which you, with nonsensical hypocritcal rants like these, pretend to be against.
And can you show me what scientific research shows that Tamiflu protects against the swine flu, let alone well, and doesn’t harm anyone beyond the needle being stuck into them to deliver it, which opens up a hole in their skin so that it’s open for attack by viruses, Mr. Advanced Safe Scientist Maher?
Have fun injecting yourself with Tamiflu and all your other “safe” vaccines that have ruined the health of and killed millions, while you ignored what was going on in the news you were entrusted with by God to honestly seek out and truthfully tell.
“That’s for us sinners.”
I thought you believed in science?
“A recent Zogby phone poll found that 78% of Americans favor teching evidence for and against Darwin’s theory; 43% also believe the pollster asking the question was in fact a tiny man living insane the phone.”
The only people who would laugh at that joke are people who believe in fact that there is a tiny man in their phone. And is it scientific to insult people because they don’t believe in censoring truth and thinking anything other than smug and mocking thoughts at anyone who disagrees with their feelings and doesn’t laugh at their baseless, childish, funny-to-morons-only jokes?
Oh that’s really cute, clever and original, saying, “folks”. I really believe whatever you say now being so friendly and charming beacause you said, “folks”. Who taught to you be so creative, original, loving and funny, and not cliche?
“there is a lot that isn’t known yet about this swine flu, but there is one thing that we do know: the process that brough us the new flu is called evolution. It’s not rocket science”
Narcissist psychopath: Mind not speaking for the 78% percent you slandered who disagree with you, and mind not speaking for the 60+ million creationists and Christians and everyone else with common sense who doesn’t agree with you, whom you repeatedly slander with mere insults? And no Bill: MICRO evolution isn’t the only process in the universe Mr. Evolution Is Whatever I Say It Is Maher. And Bill, vaccine-makers and their paid partners have brought us more swine flu then swine have, millions more doses. It’s not rocket science: it’s been in the news for a while now. You know what “news” is right Mr. Evolution and Darwin are God, Evolution This, Darwin That, Constantly Associatie Evolution and Darwin With Everything To Push God Out of My Mind and To Bully Christians Into No Longer Glorifying God but Me In His Place for My Original Ranting and Clever Use of the Cliche, “It’s not rocket science”.
According to your dumb, mere insults Bill, neither scientists or respected polling companies should be regarded as either if so long as they don’t agree with whatever you say. That’s not science or rocket science Bill; it’s the bullying of a hypocrite trying to force his anti-truth religion on you.
And from TV Guide’s August, 2009 interview of Bill Maher, published here on Auguest 28, 2009:
TV Guide: “Do you have an election-day ritual? Do you start drinking early?”
Maher: “[Laughs] Depends on who’s winning!”
Bill, calm down, you don’t want to show too much emotion lest you be labeled bi-polar. Bill, I thought religion is for the neurologically impaired? Contradict yourself much? Which is it: all ritual is bad or not?
TV Guide: “Your new documentary Religulous sounds like something all faiths can hate.”
Maher: “They should. I have no problem with spirituality,”
And you think spirituality is? Rocks? Tamiflu? Science? What is it Bill who pretends to know all about religion?
Maher: “even though I don’t know what it means exactly.”
Honestly I didn’t read that after having typed what I did before typing what I did to the previous quote, but thanks for confirming my point with that evidence you’ve produced against youself.
Maher: “I think for some people, it means they read about Kabbalah in US Weekly.”
That’s funny, because? And are you able to do anything other than joke? Are you mentally ill that you can’t be serious for more than about minute? How, if you are never serious about anything, can you anything? You’re not just a narcissist or psychopath, you’re a mocker, a person who is addicted to joking about everything.
Maher: “I have a problem with organized religion,”
Of course a Big Imaginary Random Exploding Magic-Organization+Randomness-Making Bomb from 15 billions of years ago-believing (or is that not the lastest magic number now?), random spontaneous generation of life-believing, random macro-evolution believing, consistent Darwin-worshiping, hates organization. Running wild and walking into trees while ranting in the rain is superior don’t ya know? Not.
All your faith is “Rndom this random that, maybe this maybe that, still learning this still learning that, how dare you claim to know the truth how dare you claim to know that you crazy theist who refuses to believe in my random magic order+randomness-creating gods of the gaps! You who dare to be organized and not disorganized sloppy random morons like my fanatics!”
Bill, if you hate organized religion so much, then why don’t you go back to being a Catholic, or how about becoming a Unitarian? What’s so organized about those religions other than their rituals and organized attacks on truth? You do know what rituals and organized propaganda is don’t you Mr. Evolved, “Crawl to Get Your Tamiflu and Run From Carbon Dioxide: It’s Poison You Stupid Flat Earth-Believing Theists! Now Worship My Al Gore and Say, ‘Evolution’ and ‘Darwin’ Every Other Word!”? Ok Bill, here, I’ll pander to you just a little: Evolution (peace be upon mim), Darwin (peace be upon mim), is cool, Evolution (peace be upon it), and Darwin (peace be upon him) is reponsible for everything (peace be upon them). Wow: no wonder you and other question-hankerers can’t think straight.
Maher: “which is really organized superstition.”
Because you said so, and whatever the Mad Hatter says is true is true because he said so (sound familiar?) And Bill: didn’t you effectively say, “certainty in one’s religious belief is absurd“? So why are you so certain about your organized Anti-truth-can-be-known Pro-disorganization, (Macro-)evolution, Randomness, Darwin-worship, Theist-mocking, Tree-hugger Religion then?
And remember saying this, Bill?:
“You (Scientologists), like all religious people, have a neurological disorder. And the only reason why people think it’s sane is because so many other people believe the same thing. It’s sanity by consensus.”
Once again blind hypocrite: Big words don’t make you right. And Bill, did you mean “mental disorder”? Why do you not want to use the appropriate terms for the things you’re talking about and instead choose to obsess on and throw out high catch phrases and by doing so dumb your audience down to your mentally low level? Here is an explanation about what a “neurological disorder” is. Why do you hate intelligence and truth so much? Why do you want everyone to be as dumb as you? Is it so that they won’t see your piles and flood of shameful lies? It’s YOU who assume, you who truth, you who are lazy-minded, you who dumb down the world with your flood of stupid bullying and insults.
Bill equates preaching against hohomosexual behavior (which is done
to save the lives of those who might or do commit homosexual acts)
to making a death threat to all Jews
Tall, charming Bill thinks that Iran having some token Jews in their government makes them of no concern. That’s like saying that if a male says sexist things about females to gain their acceptance, but has some female friends, or a wife or daughter, and allows them to live or work with him, that that shows he’s not really sexist. It’s thinking like that that perpetuates not just wife-battering and child-abuse, but is the same kind of rhetoric that abuse people use to justify their abuse. They say things like, “But I do a lot of good, I’ve helped a lot of people.” Or, “Well I’ve never murdered” or, “I haven’t committed any big sins.” Bill is naive, just like a child, and a danger to life, since unlike a child, millions heed his corrupt preaching.
Jesus, whom despite what you think, was and is much wiser than you, said, “You hypocrite!: Get the log out of your eye before trying to help your brother get the splinter out of his.”
Arianna Huffington, proudly shows her face on Bill Maher’s propaganda page,
hosted on her news journal, promoting child abuse while claiming to be against it.
To Hell with your random gods of the gaps.
الأحمق لا يجد متعة في الفهم ،
ولكن فقط في فضح قلبه.
שוטה מוצא שום הנאה בהבנה,
אבל רק בחשיפת לבו.
바보 이해에서 기쁨을 발견 안돼
오직 자신의 마음을 노출했다.
एक मूर्ख समझने में कोई सुख पाता है,
लेकिन उसके दिल को उजागर करने में.
ابله میبیند هیچ لذت در فهم ،
اما تنها در افشای قلب او بود.
Un tonto no encuentra placer en la comprensión, la
pero sólo en la exposición de su corazón.
Un imbécile ne trouve aucun plaisir dans la compréhension,
mais seulement à exposer son cœur.
Uno sciocco non trova piacere nella comprensione,
ma solo per esporre il suo cuore.
Дурак не находит удовольствие в понимании,
но только в разоблачении его сердце.
Дурень не знаходить задоволення в розумінні,
але тільки у викритті його серце.
Ένας ανόητος δεν βρίσκει ευχαρίστηση στην κατανόηση,
αλλά μόνο στην αποκάλυψη καρδιά του.
A r finner hakuna raha katika ufahamu,
lakini kuwasababishia tu katika moyo wake.
Die dwaas vind geen behae in verstandigheid nie,
maar net in die blootstelling van sy hart.
A-aksaya ng panahon hahanap walang kasiyahan sa pag-unawa,
ngunit lamang sa paliwanag ng kanyang puso.
Loll leiab mingit rõõmu mõistmist,
vaid paljastamine tema süda.
A bolond nem tapasztalja, öröm, hogy megértsék,
de csak kiteszik a szíve.
Een dwaas vindt geen plezier in het begrijpen,
maar alleen in zijn hart bloot.
En dåre finner inget nöje i att förstå,
men bara i att exponera sitt hjärta.
Et fjols finder ingen glæde ved at forstå,
men kun i at afsløre hans hjerte.
Heimskingi kemst ekki ánægja með að skilja,
en aðeins í útlistun hjarta sínu.
Kvailas mano jokio malonumo suprasti,
bet tik atskleisti savo širdyje. Patarlių 18:2
Głupiec nie znajduje przyjemność w zrozumieniu,
ale tylko w odsłaniając jego serca. Przysłów 18:2
A twyllo yn canfod dim pleser yn deall,
ond dim ond yn datgelu ei galon. Diarhebion 18:2
Blázen nenachází zalíbení v porozumění,
ale jen v odhalení jeho srdce.
Një budalla nuk gjen kënaqësi në mirëkuptim,
por vetëm në vënien në dukje zemrën e tij.
Fjalët e urta 18:2
O insensato non ten pracer no entendemento,
pero só en expoñer o seu corazón.
Fhaigheann amadán Tá áthas ar bith a thuiscint,
ach amháin i nochtadh a chroí.
Muļķot nekonstatēja prieks sapratni,
bet tikai pakļauj savā sirdī.
Yon fou jwenn plezi pa konprann nan,
men sèlman nan kè denonce li.
A fool finds no pleasure in understanding,
but only in exposing his heart.
ATHEISM LEADS TO INSANITY: Atheists arrest 50 villagers suffering from lead poisoning for seeking medical treatment
Photo by Andy Wong of the A.P.
China defends detention of lead poisoning victims who sought medical help
by Jonathan Watts
Chinese authorities have defended the six-month detention of lead poisoning victims who were seeking medical care, saying the punishment was necessary for “public education”.
Police in Jiahe, Hunan province, blocked a bus carrying 53 villagers who were on their way to get health checks last September, according to Chinese media.
Mistakenly believing the villagers were planning to protest, the police have detained two of them for the six months since on the charge of “disrupting traffic”. Though it has since been proved that they and their children were contaminated by illegal emissions of heavy metals from a smelting factory, the local government was unapologetic.
“We may have blocked the wrong visit, but they should not have been on that road,” Li Ying, deputy secretary of Jiahe county political and legislative committee told the Beijing News, which today published an investigation into the incident.
Ou Shudong, the chairman of the local People’s Congress, told the newspaper the police roadblock and detentions were justified. “The villagers’ intentions were unclear. Even if they were going for a medical examination, they should have informed the government.”
The story highlights the feudal control that local officials exercise in much of rural China. It also exemplifies the widespread strategy of stifling dissent by making an example of suspected ringleaders, a tactic known as “killing a chicken to scare the monkeys”.
A Jiahe county report cited by the newspaper says the punishment of a few people “served the purpose of public education for the majority”. – More here.
China Lead Poisoning Caused By Substandard Waste System
Substandard pollution control at a smelter in northwest China has been identified as the cause of a widening lead poisoning scandal that could affect up to 2,000 people, state media said Sunday. Environmental experts found that the waste disposal system at the Huixian County Non-Ferrous Metal Smelting Plant in poverty-stricken Gansu province did not meet national standards, Xinhua news agency reported.
Pollution from the plant was the source of lead pollution that had already poisoned 368 villagers, including 149 children, and led to hundreds of others in the area seeking medical examinations, the report said.
State Environmental Protection Agency officials also condemned the plant for failing to carry out an environmental assessment after upgrading equipment in 2004, it said.
The plant was ordered to shut down last month and has been dismantled over the last several days.
Locals said the plant had been polluting the region since it was built in 1995. – More here
Lead Poisoning of Children in China Leads to Disturbance
BEIJING (AP) — The police clashed with residents of two villages near a smelting plant in northern China that is blamed for the lead poisoning of nearly all the children in the villages, reports said Monday. It was another sign of growing anger over China’s rampant industrial pollution.
Several hundred villagers tore down fences and blocked traffic outside the Dongling Lead and Zinc Smelting Company in Shaanxi Province after news of the poisoning emerged last week, state news media and villagers said. Fighting between angry parents and scores of police officers broke out Sunday, and trucks delivering coal to the plant were stoned.
No immediate word on injuries or arrests was available. Local officials, the police and people at the company refused to confirm the reports.
China’s breakneck economic development has left much of its soil, air and waterways dangerously polluted, and environmental showdowns with outraged residents are growing more frequent. Authorities routinely pledge to close down polluting industrial operations but often back down because of their importance to the local economy.
At least 615 out of 731 children in the two villages have tested positive for lead poisoning[...] – More here.
Lead Sickens 1,300 Children in China
by Michael Wines
BEIJING — Lead pollution from a newly opened and unlicensed manganese smelter has poisoned more than 1,300 children in southeastern China’s Hunan Province, state-run media said on Thursday, the second case of mass lead poisoning in the past month.
Officials in Wenping, 970 miles south of Beijing, shut down the [...] Wugang Fine-Processed Manganese Smelting Factory, last week and detained two of its owners after about 1,000 local residents protested the poisoning, the English-language state newspaper China Daily reported.
The plant’s general manager remained at large.
Tests subsequently found elevated levels of lead in the blood of 1,354 children, or about 7 in 10 children who were examined, the official news agency, Xinhua, reported. The severity of the poisoning cannot be measured without further testing; 17 of the 83 children who received the advanced tests were hospitalized. – More here.
China probes child lead poisoning
9/27/2009/12:24 GMT/13:24 UK
Chinese state media say a battery plant has been closed after more than 120 children living nearby were found to have lead poisoning.
Officials in the city of Longyan in the south-east province of Fujian have launched an inquiry into the poisoning, Xinhua news agency says.
Authorities say they will pay medical costs and test all children aged under 14 who live near the plant.
China has reported a series of cases of children with lead poisoning this year.
Last month, hundreds of children living near smelting plants in Shaanxi and Hunan were found to have excessive amounts of lead in their blood.
The Xinhua report said two medical institutions had tested 287 children under 14 in Longyan.
After 121 were found to have high lead levels in their blood, the government closed the suspected source of the pollution, the Huaqiang battery plant. – More here.
Lead poisoning sickens nearly 1,000 kids in China
BEIJING (AP) — Nearly 1,000 children in a central Chinese province have tested positive for excessive lead in their blood, state media reported Tuesday, the latest of several lead poisoning cases involving thousands of children across the country.
After reports of large-scale lead poisoning in neighboring Shaanxi province, the health bureau in Jiyuan City, Henan province, conducted blood tests on 2,743 children under the age of 14, the official Xinhua News Agency quoted the bureau’s director, Wei Zongchang, as saying.
Signs of lead poisoning were found in 968 of the children who live near three major lead smelters, Xinhua said.
China’s rapid economic development has often come at the cost of heavy environmental pollution. Lead poisoning can damage the nervous and reproductive systems and cause high blood pressure and memory loss.
Similar reports of lead poisoning have emerged in Yunnan, Fujian and Shaanxi provinces in recent months, and the number of affected children is now past 3,000.
Anger in China is growing over public safety scandals in which children have been the main victims — a concern for the ruling Communist Party, which is concerned about social stability and any challenges to its authority.
Last month, residents of the village of Shibin in Jiyuan City demonstrated in front of the factories to protest the pollution, Xinhua said.
Jiyuan Mayor Zhao Suping told Xinhua the city’s lead poisoning is the result of long-term pollution. The city has been producing lead for 52 years, he said.
Yang Anguo, the head of China’s largest lead producer, Yuguang Gold and Lead Group, told Xinhua: “We do bear responsibility for the pollution. Some pollution has accumulated over the past 20 years or more[...] – More here.
China faces reckoning over lead
by Barbara Demic
kJIYUAN, CHINA — People in their 30s and 40s here complain of unpredictable senior moments: They go to the store and can’t remember what they wanted to buy, or they forget the names of old friends.
The children lose so much weight that they look like they’re shrinking instead of growing.
The leaves drop from the trees throughout the year — not just autumn — and the corn crop is stunted. Piglets are stillborn.
Now thousands of Chinese are trying to flee a landscape poisoned by decades of lead manufacturing. Within the next year, about 15,000 people will be evacuated from villages around a cluster of lead production facilities in the city of Jiyuan, in Henan province.
“What choice do we have?” said Han Haibo, a 51-year-old resident of Qingduo, a village of 1,000 that probably will cease to exist within months. “People don’t want to leave, especially the old people who have spent their whole lives here, but the pollution is just too heavy.”
Perhaps it is a sign of China’s coming of age that people are waking up to the dangers of lead.
China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of lead, but until recently its toxicity rarely entered the Chinese consciousness; in 2007, when millions of Chinese toys were recalled over lead in the paint, many people here grumbled that Americans were too fussy.
Now the Chinese are getting themselves and their children tested. And after finding shockingly high levels of lead in their blood, they are demanding action, in some cases rioting to get attention.
Since late summer, there has been a spate of lead poisoning cases in Hunan, Henan, Yunnan and Shanxi provinces. More than 3,200 cases have been confirmed, most of them in children.
The lead poisoning is so bad that at least 10 villages are being evacuated around Jiyuan, headquarters of the Henan Yuguang Gold and Lead Co. [...] – More here.
Massacre of miners in Shaanxi, Henan, Shanxi
Beijing — The deaths – 21 and 32 workers trapped underground – caused yet again by underground explosions. The mine in Henan was private and illegal and was supposed to have been closed last May. No hope for 153 miners trapped in flooded tunnel in Xiangning (Shanxi). The mine was state owned.
Nine miners were killed and one wounded in an explosion in an underground coal mine in Shaanxi. The fatal accident occurred yesterday evening towards 7 pm, in Quanzigou mine, Hancheng (Longmen). Of the 27 miners who working in the tunnel, only 17 were rescued.
Two days ago, on March 31 12 miners were killed and 32 were trapped underground in a coal mine in Henan by another gas explosion. The accident occurred in the evening around 7:20 pm in Yichuan County (Luoyang). The mine belongs to private company, Guoming, and was operating illegally, digging a tunnel where about 90 miners were at work. Only 51 of them reached safety. It is difficult to determine the exact number of people trapped underground because the blast destroyed the list of miners at work. The provincial government ordered the closure of the mine last May, after another incident.
Meanwhile, three days have passed since yet another mining disaster in a state-owned coal mine in Xiangning, Wangjialing (Shanxi), where 153 miners were buried in a tunnel flooded and where now hopes of bringing them to safety are almost nil.
For years, China has held the record of the world’s highest number of fatal accidents in mines, a consequence of the nation’s hunger for energy that results in mines being kept open. Facilities managers, both governmental and public, push for intensive exploitation, reducing security measures to increase profits.
Unofficial sources say the victims from mining accidents in China are at least 20 thousand a year.
Over the past three years the government has approved regulations on mine safety, but their application is very vague. Thanks to [atheists], local government and mine owners can avoid closure, often hiding accidents and fatalities. – Source.
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Once again Biblical prophecy is fulfilled about the rashness, greed, brutality and self-centeredness that would come in the last days.
Multi-Drug-Resistant-Tuberculosis-Stricken South African Teen Commits Suicide After Repeat Abuse from Nurse
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Teen Hangs Herself After Argument With Nurse At TB Clinic
Article by Sipokazi Maposa
Provincial health authorities say they are investigating allegations that a nursing sister in Mbekweni, Paarl, refused treatment to a teenager with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis because she had missed her clinic appointment by three days.
The family of 15-year-old Joy Skrish allege that the teenager committed suicide last week following a confrontation with the Polar Park Clinic nurse.
Joy was a Grade 9 pupil at Hlumelo Junior Secondary School.
According to the family, when the teenager arrived at the clinic on Monday last week, the nurse got so angry with her that she threw her sputum into the rubbish bin, then threatened to disclose the girl’s MDR-TB status to her school.
Joy had been supposed to deliver the sputum the previous Friday.
The family said the nurse also refused to give the girl her daily tablets.
Jo-Anne Otto, spokeswoman for the Department of Health in the Winelands region, denied that Skrish was refused treatment. She confirmed that the 15-year-old was an MDR patient.
She said the nurse was still working at the clinic and had not been suspended.
“The department and its personnel would not refuse to provide health care, treatment or medication to any member of the public requiring it.
“The allegations against the nurse are seen in a very serious light, however. She has not been suspended, but the matter is being investigated,” Otto said, offering the department’s condolences to the family.
Mbekweni police spokesman Captain Flip Linnert said police were investigating a case of suicide.
Meanwhile, the alleged incident has drawn heavy criticism from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC).
TAC Western Cape co-ordinator Fredaline Booysen described the incident as “unfortunate”, especially given the fact that it was happening during TB Month, designed to highlight the plight of patients battling the disease.
“The healthworkers are suppose to work together with TB patients and be there for them. Yet you’ve got healthworkers who have such a bad attitude that they drive their patients into situations where they end up killing themselves. That is so sad and unacceptable,” she said.
Lulama Skrish, Joy’s mother, said her daughter was so upset with the treatment she received from the nurse that she returned home in tears, and vowed never to return to the clinic.
Then, three days later, Skrish said she got a call from the nurse asking where her daughter was, and why she was no longer collecting her treatment.
“I then asked her why she threw Joy’s sputum in the bin and refused her treatment? She told me she did so because she felt like it, and that it was because Joy had brought her sputum very late.
“She then told me that she would go to Joy’s school and blacklist her from going to the school again by disclosing to everyone that she was an MDR patient, and she must not be allowed to be with other pupils as she would give them TB. She also told me that she would book Joy in a TB hospital very far away from us where we couldn’t have access to her,” she said.
Skrish then convinced her daughter to return to the clinic with a new sputum sample. But, again the girl returned home in tears.
“The only thing she told me this time was that she would rather not go back to school ever again than be treated badly by that nurse.
“She then went into one of the bedrooms and slammed the door behind her.”
Her mother went to check on her later, only to find Joy dead. She had hanged herself with a rope in the bathroom. – Source.
This tragedy did not happen in a small bubble of evil, but in the context of South Africa’s extreme moral degradation due to the great growth of the atheist population there and large continual presense of Catholicism. Rapes of both males and females are wide-spread in South Africa, and women are gang-raped by some males to form a closer friendship between themselves.
New Zealand atheist caught lying about Christians by a South African atheist (read the comments below the linked article)
South Africa is at the gates of Hell.
“mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.
People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful,
proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,
without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal,
not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure
rather than lovers of God”
2 Timothy 3:1-5
1) how to avoid assuming things
2) michael shermer (via a previous post)
3) richard. c hoagloand
4) evidence against the big bang
5) errors of various ancient buddhist beliefs
6) supposed death of dinosaurs supposedly from an asteroid
NEW YORK — Milwaukee’s Roman Catholic archbishop warned a top Vatican office led by future Pope Benedict XVI about a priest who may have molested as many as 200 deaf boys, according to documents obtained by The New York Times, but the priest never was defrocked.
The documents were provided by two lawyers who have filed lawsuits alleging the Archdiocese of Milwaukee didn’t take sufficient action against the Rev. Lawrence Murphy. The priest, who died in 1998, worked at the former St. John’s School for the Deaf in St. Francis from 1950 to 1975.
In 1996, then-Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland sent letters about Murphy to the Vatican office called the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which was led from 1981 to 2005 by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the future pope. Weakland received no response from Ratzinger, the Times reported.
Eight months later, the second in command at the doctrinal office, Cardinal Tarciscio Bertone — now the Vatican’s secretary of state — told the Wisconsin bishops to begin secret disciplinary proceedings, according to the documents. But Bertone halted that process after Murphy wrote to Ratzinger saying he already had repented, was ailing and that the case’s statute of limitations had run out, the Times reported.
The documents contain no response from Cardinal Ratzinger. – More here.
I just found this verse and don’t remember ever reading it:
“Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.'” – Exodus 20:20
Now that is one strange verse.
Anyone have an explanation for what “fear of God” means in this verse?
I sometimes wondered if former President George Bush (Jr.) was a narcissist, and after reading about the mother-component in narcissism about an hour ago, I was reminded of reading about his attempt to get his mother’s love when he had accomplished some sports achievement, but wasn’t able to obtain it. I forget where I read that, but if anyone knows let me know.
Sports and School
Like many boys of his generation, Bush daydreamed about being a major league ballplayer. Texas generally and Midland, in particular, is known for football, but baseball was young George’s passion. In 2000, at a time when his presidential race against Al Gore had tightened to a virtual dead heat, Bush appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s show and agreed to answer an impromptu quiz on things like his favorite food and best song. He hesitated in answering some of the questions — but not the one about his “fondest” childhood memory. “Little League baseball in Midland,” he replied.
This was the game of his father and grandfather, and when it came to baseball his father made time for him. Georgie played three years for the Central Midland Cubs with Big George as the manager. Later, at Yale, Bush would not match the diamond exploits of his father or grandfather — he would never rise above the level of relief pitcher on the junior varsity team — but as a Little League catcher he was good enough to make the Midland All-Star team. Forty years later, Austine Crosby, a retired Sam Houston Elementary School teacher, recalled how young Bush organized games at recess, mitt in hand. “He was a nice boy, one you remember, and always a help to me in the room,” she said. “He was always ready to play baseball. He’d round up the other boys, get a game going. He was quite the organizer.”
This is how former Sam Houston Principal John Bizilo remembers him, too. “Old George was a class clown,” he recalled. “He was a pretty active boy. He wasn’t mean or vicious, but he was the leader of his clan.” Bizilo will be remembered in a historical footnote as the educator who once paddled Little George in the fourth grade for what seems like the harmless prank of painting sideburns on his face to imitate Elvis Presley. But the principal’s strongest memories about Bush revolve around sports. “University of Texas football was king around here then, but George liked baseball better,” he said. “He was a pretty good little player. Well-coordinated for his age, and aggressive. I’d hit fungoes to the boys before school and during recess, and he always caught more than his share. He’d run those flies down.”
At San Jacinto Junior High School, Little George did play football — quarterback — and ran, successfully, for class President. In Houston, Bush was enrolled in the eighth grade at the Kinkaid School, a private school in the city’s wealthiest neighborhood. Bush made friends easily there and was elected a class officer as well. Two years later, he was off to boarding school, in Andover, Massachusetts, like his father, where he established himself as the “high commissioner” of an informal spring intramural league for stickball, an urban version of baseball played with a rubber ball and broomstick. Colin Campbell (Class of ’63) remembers Bush as a young person of considerable skill and charm who had the perfect combination of traits “for this goof-off afternoon sport … (which) had kind of a subversive element to it.” – Millercenter
Some hours ago (or right now), it occurred to me that some people with mental illnesses, might be mentally ill due to demonic possession, so that though there are genuine mental illnesses due to illogical beliefs, it may also be due to a demonic with a mental illness or causing the illness. It would explain why some mentally ill people seem normal at times, but then suddenly seem to lose normal emotional self-control, and for no apparent reason, that can’t be exaplined by them merely being frustrated or being lightly immoral, and who aren’t drugged or drunk, start acting insane. In that past 100 years it seems that everyone thought that mental illness was either from demonic posession or biological, but didn’t realize that some might be from demons (which may have mental illnesses or which know how to induce them) and others from parents’ bad training or neglect of their children that resulted in the absence of the development of emotional self control for certain circumstances (for example in which a person finds themselves in a situation where they aren’t the center of attention) and so. I’ve never heard it expressed like that, but that’s mine for you.
Personality disorder: A disorder characterized by the chronic use of mechanisms of coping in an inappropriate, stereotyped, and maladaptive manner. Personality disorders are enduring and persistent styles of behavior and thought, not atypical episodes. The personality disorders encompass a group of behavioral disorders that are different and distinct from the psychotic and neurotic disorders. The official psychiatric manual, the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, Fourth Edition), defines a personality disorder as an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that differs markedly from the expectations of the individual’s culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads to distress or impairment. Personality disorders are a long-standing and maladaptive pattern of perceiving and responding to other people and to stressful circumstances.
About three hours ago, while I was looking through Youtube trying to find a quote in which David Icke said he was the Son of God, and failing despite the many claims that he had said so, and while searching, noticed some clips on Alex Jones, and watched/listened to three. One was about him, and the man talking about him was William Cooper, on his own radio show. William is apparently somewhat famous person it seems among the Westerner “conspiracy” type group. He also seems to be dead.
Cooper, on his show, claimed that Alex had slandered him on the Alex Jones Show, by claiming that he (Cooper) had been kicked off Alex’s show by Alex for using foul language. I heard to callers call into Cooper’s show, and both testified that he hadn’t been kicked off, and that Alex had lied. While listening to the video, I found out from Cooper that Alex had claimed that Russia had launched nuclear missiles at America. However when he said that, Cooper also seemed to lie by claiming that Alex had panicked millions of Americans (but how if Alex was on an obscure radio show and if what he said didn’t spread far because that it was clearly so absurd?). Further, Cooper while ranting against Alex, was using foul language more than once. Also, he didn’t specifically cite what show Alex slandered him and didn’t give any actual quotes as to what the slander was. So until it’s known, Alex merely might have said something like, “I won’t allow Bill on my show because he uses foul language”, which is true if that rebuttal Cooper gave is how he normally speaks. And as many know, “Bad manners corrupt good behavior”, which is a quote from the Bible (though it can be translated in significantly different way).
I had suspected for at least a month, that Alex was a narcissist. I thought this because of something I heard him say, I think last year, and it was on Coast to Coast AM. I think it was the show that was on Alex having, big surprise: lied about an interview with Obama on the 9/11 cover-up. Though whether Alex truly lied or not, who knows. On that show or some other Alex boasted that he had (or felt he had) become the leader against the NWO movement, which was absurd being that there are many people against the NWO or it’s formation, mainly, Christian pastors all over the world, some of whom have thousands of members in their church. Though Alex no doubt had in mind a military-type leader, or type whose main focus was on the NWO, but even then it’s still a stretch being that Christian pastors often, as a group, and using websites, warn about the coming reformation of the Roman Empire, or something about as bad about it. If Alex meant as a secular military leader, in that way I would say he is right, IF he was not someone who preached against Satan and who endorsed the Bible, and he does both, so then he is a spiritual leader, and as that, he is not a secular leader. As a preacher against Satan, he would repel a lot of atheists. He also has many Christian callers on his show, who sometimes read from the Bible, which in general he shows a good attitude towards, though sometimes gives an impure attitude, for example while writing this sentence, he had a Christian caller who after reading a verse that “called for calm”, Alex replied, “But wait: God said that if your house is on fire to get your butt our of the house,” and then with a laugh said, “I’m not sure which verse that is” (this was in a repeat of the fourth hour of his show today), so he would be even more unlikely to have atheists and agnostics / a secular group, following him.
After picking up on some bizarre very careless lies that he had made on his show, one concerning The Book of Revelation and another on a video on Youtube posted by Mark Dice (which I talked about here or Twitter), and about a month ago (I think about a month ago), noticing that all the non-video still pictures he had of himself on his homepages of infowars.com and prisonplanet.com only showed one side of his face, and with him in a vain looking position (his right arm held up vainly), and strangely, they were all the same picture. On other websites like in Facebook he shows other pictures.
After the listening to Cooper’s hateful (and annoying-voiced) rebuttal, I listened to a very old radio broadcast by Alex supposedly, which claimed that he had lied about Russia firing nukes at the U.S.. At first I felt a little that it could be a hoax, since the person speaking didn’t sound much like Alex, but for obvious reasons I then realized that it was him, and one I just realized while typing this sentence: would have sued to get the video off Youtube if it weren’t true being that someone surely brought the recording up to him after hearing it on Youtube (it had over 20,000 views). It was that video, combined with everything else, that persuaded me to completely believe that Alex suffers from narcissism personality disorder.
It’s of great concern to learn that Alex is very unstable and mentally ill, because I was, and am happy that he is giving out much correct information that is helping people to see the evil around them and helping them not to participate in it, but to reject it. But if the many false Christians that follow him as if he were God or God’s Son, realize what kind of person Alex really is, it may destroy their faith in the true God, and they may become permanently cynical and never correct their beliefs and be saved. Even temporary cyncism can wreck or greatly hinder a person’s life, their own and/or others. Alex’s disorder also puts him at a horrible disadvantage to becoming saved, being that he is prone to telling some outrageous lie and destroying his reputation and as a result he may stray farther from the Bible and end up destroying himself.
But, if Alex is a narcissist, how can his talking to “non-special” guests be explained, being that narcissts are very resistant to associating with them? I suspect, though didn’t mention yet on my exposition on narcissism, that narcissists will consider anyone special those who make themselves unique/special by giving special attention to the narcissist, especially flattering attention. Such attention also helps a narcissist to validate his exaggeratededly “good” self-image.
Another problem with identifying Alex as a narcissist seems, to me, his high tendency for telling the truth. However, as I pointed out at www.narcissist.tk, narcissists are able to specialize in a narrow field and there are different degrees of narcissism. Also, it may be that Alex’s narcissism is at least in part, being strengthened by demons, and that God has lessened their grip on him, or at least at times, so that Alex can think more clearly, well enough that it’s hard to tell that he is mentally ill. It’s also hard to tell that he is a narcissist because he has plenty of genuine ammunition now that the world has become highly corrupt and news of obvious and incredibly bad deeds is everywhere, and Alex is getting much attention, and so the temptation for him to make up outrageous things for attention is very low.
Another problem with identifying Alex as a narcissism is what might seem to some people to be a genuine love of “commoners” as Alex referred to the middle class and poor when he had on G. Edward Griffin(?) a few days ago, and demonizing the elitists who persecuted them (whch G. Edward Griffin wouldn’t particpate in doing when Alex encouraged him to at that moment). However, remember that Alex referred to himself as the leader of the NWO, and so would see the middle class and poor that followed him as special (and Alex knows that he is at least as popular as Rush Limbaugh now and so would have a large following of middle class and poor persons). However, Alex’s love for them could be seen as not genuine, being that he treats the Bible sloppily and in by doing so, disrespects what he knows is a large following of Christians. Further, he insults those who support the Democrats (which is mainly liberals, and is about half the country) and for not listening to him, which further shows that his love is biased and only given to those who agree with his main beliefs (that the richest bankers rule the world and are evil thieves intent on killing off Christians, reducing the population to a few dozen or hundred million, making slaves of them and sex slaves of their children, and that it doesn’t matter what your religion is). Alex also noteably will not refer to anyone as a liberal, and in all the times I’ve listened to him hasn’t mentioned homosexuality, attempted sex change, let alone whether either is right or wrong or lead to bad behavior, showing, in the context of everything else he does, that he is not truly concerned about right from wrong, but getting followers and gaining power. Deviant sexual behavior is a major problem in this world, and Alex knows rape and molestation of children is a major problem, so he has little excuse for not speaking out against homosexuality, being that it is a source of great fighting and can easily learn from the Bible that it is wrong and corrupts others to act in a way that is opposite of your physical gender.
After I learned about Alex’s outrageous fear-mongering, I learned something bizarre about an obvious narcissist guest that George Noory sometimes interviews on Coast to Coast AM, a seemingly paranoid guest, named Jordan Maxwell. I learned that this “William Cooper” (the same UFO “kook” Bill Cooper?) would plagiarise Jordan Maxwell, and that Jordan Maxwell, despite implying that he is pro-Christian or against the NWO, is actually pro-NWO. That makes sense being that he would say to George that he is not as couragous as him and dare not speak out against the NWO and that they (the NWO) would say to him (Jordan): “You better watch your mouth” to which Jordan would imply he would heed. I wasn’t planning on writing about Jordan, though I thought about it, since I thought it would be apparent to most people that he was a paranoid narcissist or just a silly liar at least. But apparently Maxwell has significant following, and being that he is a subversive person, a schemer, I thought it could to let his followers and those he might potentially influence in a negative way, know about his hidden motive: to subtley destroy (true) Christianity by glorifying the NWO (which he does by glorifying their use of symbols with hidden meanings and making their power appear to be invincible). More ironic is that George Noory is a quasi-Christian, and wouldn’t support the destruction of all Christianity (except Reformed Christianity – Coast to Coast AM hates “fundamentalists”).
6:19 A.M.: I found these videos a few minutes ago, after typing in “Alex Jones” and “narcissist” into Google: http://blogcritics.org/politics/article/alex-jones-is-still-a-jackass I don’t approve of the crude insults from Alex or the blogger, and though I knew Alex was mentally ill, it hurt to see how mentally ill he was in those videos. I really hope he can still be saved.
6:21: I remembered a few minutes ago that when I was downloading Alex’s shows through torrents last month or two months ago, that one mp3 torrent on him which said that he had “sand bagged” his own supporters, but I thought it was probably just ranting, but after watching those videos at blogcritics, and though I haven’t listened to it yet, it looks like it will turn out to be true.
6:34: It seems that narcissism has become an epidemic due to the strong rejection of God and Satan constantly persuading everyone to obsess on their appearance, their heart as good and beliefs as sacred. There is a book about it which I learned of last year, but have neighther bought nor read.
Ten personality disorders, grouped into 3 clusters, are defined in the DSM-IV:
• Cluster A — Odd or eccentric behavior.
◦ Paranoid personality disorder
◦ Schizoid personality disorder
• Cluster B — Dramatic, emotional or erratic behavior.
◦ Antisocial personality disorder
◦ Borderline personality disorder
◦ Histrionic personality disorder
◦ Narcissistic personality disorder
• Cluster C — Anxious fearful behavior.
◦ Avoidant personality disorder
◦ Dependent personality disorder
◦ Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
It just occurred to me that a demon may enter a person due to their poor upbringing, in which their moral training was neglected and/or in which they were trained to have bad morals and to think illogically. What better person to enter into and how much easier to enter and influence?
I found that picture of Alex yesterday on Youtube, repeated in a video. I wasn’t thinking about demons when I saw that video, but just that it was an incredibly ugly face. But then about an hour ago I read this comment from Zeno (I put it below the picture):
“His face is suddenly deprived of colour, his body rises up of itself,
the eyes in madness roll in their sockets and squint horribly,
the teeth, covered with a horrible foam, grind between blue-white lips;
and limbs twisted in all directions are given over to trembling;
he sighs, he weeps; he fears the appointed day of Judgment
and complains that he is driven out; he confesses his sex,
the time and place he entered into man…” -
Zeno of Verona, recorded in Sargant, page 47, 1973.
The “squinting eyes” reminded me of that picture, and of an effeminte Catholic who gave me a lot of help, but not for long, in Reston, Virginia. His name is Kurt Civri, or was (I don’t know if he’s dead). He told me that he and a friend had once been possessed by the same demon while they were in a car together and it caused them to fight. He also told me that each night he would become possessed by multiple demons and that it would exhaust him. One day I went into McDonalds and saw him as I entered (he would usually go to in the morning to eat), and he was sitting facing the entrance side, near the entrance, looking straight ahead. His eyes were bright pink-red around, and had become smaller-than-normal and shriveled, and they looked demonic to me. It shocked and frightened me so much that I pretended not to notice him as I walked past him and showed no sign of having seen me and he didn’t move at all, but sat back, and for lack of better words, looked possessed. I don’t know how esle to explain it at the moment, except as if he was fixed in some beaten-down-minded state, like a demon that had become insane from having been worn down from sorrow over thousands of years.
Someone on Youtube noted in one of Alex’s shows a strangely out of place laugh: that Alex made (but he he could have been laughing over his realization of the outrageous absurdity of the situation he was talking about, but the laugh itself sounds inappropriate, not seemingly just out-of-place). I also noticed near the end of the video Alex throwing a tantrum like a child (I usually only listen to him on audio, rarely watch his videos, so it was a shock to seem him acting that way). The video is racist and poorly edited and annoying to watch and contains foul language from Alex, provoked by a racist moron (I’ve been to his website and it’s amatuer, nonsensical and racist). I read (I think last week), that narcissists are like children who haven’t grown up, and if that is true, his tantrums help confirm that he has NPD.
When an unclean spirit comes out of a man,
it goes through arid places seeking rest
and does not find it. Then it says,
‘I will return to the house I left.’
When it arrives, it finds the house
swept clean and put in order. Then
it goes and takes seven other spirits
more wicked than itself, and they go
in and live there.
And the final condition of that man
is worse than the first.
Narcissists are basically children, and they manipulate other people by making them react like children. A Narcissist will try to charm you, scare you or use whatever works to get his or her way. They have never grown up, so their ethics and emotions are childlike. If you deal with them you will soon find out they like to ‘play’. At first this can appear amusing, until you discover that they are serious – they seek revenge for any slight, spreading rumors and lies about people they don’t like (usually someone who has stood up to them, thwarting their childish ambitions). The greatest danger they pose is they want to bring everyone down to their level – they do this by manipulating the child in all of us. If they can push our buttons, get us going, convince people of their sincerity and goodness, then people will think good is bad, and bad is good. Narcissists hate maturity, they hate adults, they hate anyone who thinks (differently from them). Yes, they are hypocrites. They lie, cheat and steal – all the while putting up a front of being good and perfect. They are not intelligent per se, but they are cunning, and they will get their way if we let them. Like the bad apple that spoils the barrel, a Narcissist will slowly spread their disease to others, destroying lives, and wrecking havoc. – S.M.
After pondering that entry for a while (it’s not the same entry as the other I previously mentioned I had read which described narcissists as being like children), I was reminded of how a psychopath-narcissist I knew, even at 21, allowed his mother to dominate him, and it was obvious from listening to him talk to her on his cellphone, and him almost always doing what she wanted, even allowing her to decide who he should have as friends or not (he claimed that she hated me, and apparently for not appearing rich). I wonder what Alex’s relationship with his mother was like — from how he’s turned out, it must have been terrible for him.
On Coast to Coast AM this morning a woman called in to point out why Bart Ehrman (a Judas whom Ian stupidly let on the show to babble dumbness against God) was wrong to say that there was more than one god on in the Bible. According to the woman, Bart justified himself by saying that the Bible said there was more than one God when it said, “You shall have no other gods before me.” Yes: Bart has resorted to childish mockery and logomachy (arguing over semantics and synonyms, which the Bible forbids and which anyone is despised for doing). And that is why I couldn’t bear to listen to a single word he said when he was a guest on Coast to Coast AM.
A person (maybe me) once asked atheists a hypothetical question about God if he exist, and one of the atheists was so childish, bitter and stupid, that he merely replied with a conniving simple answer like, “But God exist.” Anyone with average intelligence and decent morals realizes the demon-like hate in such an answer. And imagine how atheists would react if they asked Christians, “if evolution were true would you still believe in God” and they replied, “But there is no such thing as evolution.” The atheists would be extremely annoyed and appalled, yet that is the very kind of stupidity and hate Bart is teaching the world, and Ian Punnett helped that demon.
Ian also said that he didn’t believe that evolution and the Bible were in contradiction, and used the old stupid argument that the Bible isn’t a science text book. Well stupid Ian, neither is the Darwinian Pilfered Theory of Evolution, neither is the Origin of the Species, a religious text book, so what is your point? A thing doesn’t need to be about science to refute a false scientific claim or to confirm a truly scientific claim. And no Ian, the Bible doesn’t say anywhere that billions of years past and that Adam and Eve descended from monkeys, bacteria or randomness or the Big Foul Explosion: it says that God made Adam within a day, not a billion days, not a trillion days and not a thousand years.
Again, using stupid Bart’s stupid “logic”, he would argue that I’m implying that God created Adam in a zillion days because I didn’t specifically mention “zillion”. That is how grossly, sickeningly dumb and/or evil Bart Ehrman is.
Besides that, Ehrman is ignoring the rest of the Bible, two verses, one in the Old and one on the New Testament, which make clear that there are no other gods. God also repeatedly said in the Old Testament that the gods people worshiped were merely LIFELESS idols. So how is Bart a scholar when he ignores what is common sense to millions of children who’ve get the obvious after being in church for a few months? Yet moron Ian calmly and smugly argued with the caller in his ignorance, that the verse could mean either. To my disgust the caller praised him for not making her feel stupid. More disgusting was when the next caller praised Ian for his insights into the Bible which the caller claimed was due to Ian’s seminary training. Uh: What insights gullible caller? So saying, “Well Bart the demon might be right that God was saying other gods existed but that he wanted to be the top god” is “insight”? And how does the caller know that this stupid “insight” is due to Ian’s seminary training being that Ian doesn’t say what he learned from it? What sickening evil and dumbness. So how is Ian a Christian when he deny’s the utter obvious, and isn’t sure if God is the only God and denies the power of God?
The Bible has a prophecy about false Christians like Ian:
mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires – 2 Timothy 3:1-6
And about two weeks ago, I made a post in this journal about a show in which a seemingly Christian caller tried to show Ian that he wasn’t saved. What I didn’t mention, but thought about many times, was that Ian had boasted to the caller, “I’m very good at lying.” And last year, I wrote how Ian made a ridiculous claim that the King James Bible was a poor translation and not literal, something which he could have easily found out was wrong from the atheist dominated Wikipedia, atheist which hate Christianity. Why doesn’t Ian, a supposed Christian and ordained minister, have the basic knowledge of millions of Christians, or the atheists of Wikipedia, the worlds most people Internet encyclopedia, read by millions ever day?
I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough. But I do not think I am in the least inferior to those “super-apostles.” I may not be a trained speaker, but I do have knowledge. We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way. Was it a sin for me to lower myself in order to elevate you by preaching the gospel of God to you free of charge? … I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve. – 2 Corinthians 11:3-15
This post can found at http://islamrefuted.tk
Muslims who know the Bible, as you know, the Bible and Qur’an cannot both be true, yet the Quran urges you to read about Isa in the Quran and in the Bible (Sura 5:46; 10:94-95).
The Quran also says in Surah 3:45-47, that some angels said, “O Mary!: Allah announces to you a Word from himself, whose name is ‘the Messiah': Jesus, son of Mary, and to be honoured in this world and the hereafter, and by those who draw near. He will speak to the people in his infancy and in maturity, and will be one of the righteous.” She said, “How shall I bear a son when no one has touched me?” He replied, “Even so, Allah creates what he wills. When he decrees a matter, he only says to it Be! and it comes to be.”
From the translation of Surah 3:45-47, the Quran appears to be saying that the name of Allah, is “the Messiah”, in other words that Jesus is God.
In Surah 19:16-22 the Qur’an repeats that Mary was to conceive Jesus in a special way, and that there was to be something unique and special about Jesus beyond how he was born. Besides the virgin-birth is emphasized more than twice in the Quran also by the title it gives consistently to him, “ibn Maryam, the son of Mary” and no other female is named in the Quran.
Surah 19:19 says, “I am only a messenger of your Lord, to announce to you a faultless son.” As some Muslims may know from the Bible, many things Jesus allegedly said are recorded. It’s not unreasonable to believe, that even if Jesus’ word were corrupted by Jews, that there weren’t simply inventing things he said, otherwise they would have said that Jesus said things which were clearly sinful, rather than work against themselves by having him say things which made them look foolish and severely evil, and Jesus seem to appear to be truthful and having great zeal for the truth to the point of what many today would call “fanaticism” or “obsession”. The religious Jews, the Pharisees and Sadducees especially would have rather been seen as obsessed and fanatical about the truth, and yet if they were making up things and saying that Jesus said them, then they failed miserably at this, and so great a failure that at least in my opinion, that they didn’t make up the New Testament or corrupt it.
I’m sure that the Quran teaches these things about Jesus and Mary will be evidence to many Muslims that the Quran is God’s word, because why, if it were a deception from Satan, would Satan mention these things about Jesus, and sabotage himself by leading people to Jesus, if through him eternal peace could be found? But to refute that logic all one needs to do is remember that Satan isn’t someone who only tells a pure lie, someone who simply says the exact opposite of everything, but he is known for subtle lies that because of their subtlety, are hard to notice with great attention. And such hard to notice lies steer many people just far enough from the truth. In Christianity an example would the Seventh Day Adventist cult, who are almost a mirror image of true Christians, with one main difference being that they believe that you must be immersed in water (baptized) to be forgiven of your sins and they believe that eternal peace can be lost, forgetting that eternal, means just what it says, and not “temporary”. They also believe that the word of the woman started their branch of Christianity was necessary to interpret the Bible (though may not admit or deny that), even though her word didn’t come till about 2000 years later, which is clearly an absurd belief then. These are a mere three differences in beliefs, and seemingly of no important matter if you are half asleep. In contrast, an easier to notice lie for Christians who knew the Bible well, would be, “Jesus was merely a very wise and righteous man,” or “Just believe Jesus is God and only do what you feel is right for you,” or, “We must obey all the laws in the Old Testament forever”.
The Quran does not teach that Jesus is the savior of the world, that God through others and directly inflicted great suffering and death upon Jesus as transference of punishment, in other words, “a substitute” punishment for others, in order for them to enjoy eternal peace, and that their trust in Jesus as having done this and that he was perfect was necessary for this, and trust that he would return as their eternal king. So no Muslim can truthfully say there Bible and Quran are in agreement in the most important things.
It only took me about about 2 hours to think up and write these questions, and in my exhaustion and because my computer is very slow. My challenge is clear and simple, so, if it takes you longer than a day to refute my concise and simple points with your own, then your religion must be wrong. Here is my challenge: solve my questions with clear, concise logical answers:
(1) If the Bible cannot be trusted because it was corrupted by Jews (or that certain books which were God’s word were magically vanished by the Catholic Church as many ignorant pagans claim), then why do Muslims also claim that it was because God did away with the Bible to replace it with something better? Which is it?: The Jews defeated God or God negated his word? (2) How could a few mere Jews defeat God by corrupting his word so that no one would know what God truly said? Wasn’t God powerful and intelligent enough to tell everyone what the Jews lied about or to hide a copy somewhere to be found later, as he did with the Dead Sea Scrolls? (3) According to one Muslim, the Jews didn’t defeat God, but God allowed himself his word to be corrupted, but if that is true, then why would God allow his word to be corrupted? (4) Why was God’s first word not important enough to protect? Was it because man’s word, man’s lies, were more important? And note that though God allows man to ruin things which he made and things which man makes so that he can serve God, (5) If God’s word is perfect and nothing which is perfect thing can’t be made better/improved, why then do Muslims say that God’s “second book” (the Qur’an) is better then his first (the Bible)? (6) How does saying, “God didn’t protect his word” change the fact that God’s first word was defeated, that the Jews had victory over God’s first word? Victory means: “A successful ending of a struggle or contest.” If someone turns my word into a lie, how did they not achieve victory over my word even if I let them turn it into a lie? (7) If the answer is, “God wanted the world to believe in lies” then why not simply allow some copies of his word to be corrupt and some to be correct? Why replace what he said with another book? (8) If it is not blasphemy to say that God allowed his first word to be defeated by very small amount of Jews, then why is it blasphemy to say that God represented himself with a messenger which he allowed the patriarch of Israel, Jacob, to defeat in a game of wrestling between a Father and his son (loved creation)? (9) Why didn’t God simply say “what was best” with his first book? In other words: Why did he make an inferior one? Wouldn’t that be a reasonless waste of time? (10) Why did God only allow a few people to know his first word? Wasn’t it worth showing to the whole world, to billions of people, and nos just a few, like Moses, Joshua, Aaron, Isaac, Jacob, Esau, Ishmael, Jesus and Mohammed? (11) If the words of the original Bible cannot be known, then how can anyone, let alone a Muslim, claim that the Quran is superior? Aren’t you are making an imaginary comparison if you cannot show anyone the original Bible? (12) If God can simply negate his word, then why should anyone believe he won’t do so with the Quran? What is the evidence that he won’t negate his statements and what he implies in the Quran if he merely throws away what he says before with no evident reason why? (13) Not only are you unable to compare the original Bible with the Quran, but you can’t even show that there was another word of God, which again, is because you claim that no one can know what it is. (14) How is the Qu’an better if the Bible has more historical evidence, and less debatable evidence? (15) Why if the Jews didn’t want anyone to know that they corrupted the Bible, but instead wanted the world to believe that they were trustworthy, would they often mention that most of them were evil in nearly everything they wrote about themselves? The prophets Isaiah and Daniel also spoke of themselves as sinners. Further, as one anti-Christian Muslim pointed out, the Bible even says, “How do you say, We are wise, and the Law of Jehovah is with us? Lo, certainly the lying pen of the scribes has written falsely.” (Jeremiah 8:8). Before that Jeremiah said, “from the prophet even to the priest everyone deals falsely.” – Jeremiah 6:13. The prophet Isaiah said, “Woe: a sinful nation, a people heavy with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, sons who corrupt! They have forsaken Jehovah; they have provoked the Holy One of Israel to anger; they have gone away backward. Why should you be stricken any more? You will revolt more and more; the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even to the head there is no soundness in it; only a wound and a stripe and a fresh blow; they have not been closed, nor bound up, nor soothed with oil. … Bring no more vain sacrifice; incense is an abomination to Me; the new moon and sabbath, the going to meeting; I cannot endure evil and the assembly! Your new moons and your appointed feasts My soul hates; they are a trouble to Me; I am weary to bear them. And when you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; yea, when you make many prayers, I will not hear; your hands are full of blood. Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes; cease to do evil; learn to do good; seek judgment, reprove the oppressor. [(Correctly)] judge the orphan, plead [(mercy)] for the widow.” (Isaiah 1:4-6, 14-17). King David said, “All have gone aside, together they are filthy; there is none who does good, no, not one.” (Psalm 14:3). Even in the Books of Moses it says, “Jehovah said to Moses, I have seen this people, and behold, they are a stiff-necked people.” (Exodus 32:9), “Jehovah said to Moses, “Behold, you shall sleep with your fathers. And this people shall rise up and go lusting after the gods of the strangers of the land into which they are going, into their midst. And they will forsake Me and break My covenant which I made with them. Then My anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them. And I will hide My face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them, so that they will say in that day, Have not these evils come on us because our God is not among us? And I will surely hide My face in that day for all the evils which they have done, for they shall turn to other gods. Now, therefore, write this song for you, and teach it to the sons of Israel. Put it in their mouths, so that this song may be a witness for Me against the sons of Israel. For when I shall have brought them into the land which I swore to their fathers, the land that flows with milk and honey, and they shall have eaten and have become satisfied, and become fat, then turn to other gods and serve them, and provoke Me and break My covenant. And it shall be when many evils and troubles have found them, this song shall testify against them as a witness. For it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed. For I know their imagination which they do, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I swore.” And Moses wrote this as a song the same day, and taught it to the sons of Israel. And he commanded Joshua the son of Nun, and said: Be strong and of a good courage. For you shall bring the sons of Israel into the land which I swore to them, and I will be with you. Moses commanded the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, saying, Take this book of the Law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of Jehovah your God, so that it may be there for a witness against you. For I know your rebellion and your stiff neck. Behold, while I am still alive with you today, you have been rebellious against Jehovah. And how much more after my death? Gather to me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, so that I may speak these words in their ears, and call Heaven and earth to record against them. For I know that after my death you will become utterly corrupt, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you. And evil will happen to you in the latter end of the days, because you will do evil in the sight of Jehovah, to provoke Him to anger through the work of your hands.” (Deuteronomy 31:16-29). And in the Book of Mark it says: the Pharisees and scribes asked [Jesus], “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat loaves with unwashed hands” And he answered and said to them, “Well has Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, ‘This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. However, they worship Me in vain, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.’ For you lay aside the commandment of God, but hold the tradition of men” (Mark 7:5-8). And in the Book of the Doctor Luke, it says, “a certain Pharisee asked Him to dine with him. And He went in and reclined. And when the Pharisee saw it, he was amazed that He had not first washed before dinner. And the Lord said to him, Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and the platter clean, but your inward part is full of plunder and wickedness. Fools! Did not He who made the outside also make the inside? But give alms of such things as you have, and behold, all things are clean to you. But woe to you, Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and pass over judgment and the love of God. You ought to have done these, and not to leave the other undone.” (Luke 11:37-42). And in Book of the Apostle John it says, “the Pharisees said to Him, You bear record concerning yourself; your witness is not true. … Abraham is our father. Jesus answered them, If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham. But now you seek to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth which I have heard beside God; this Abraham did not do. You do the deeds of your father. Then they said to Him, We are not born of fornication; we have one father, even God. Jesus said to them, If God were your father, you would love Me, for I went forth and came from God; for I did not come of Myself, but He sent Me. Why do you not know My speech? Because you cannot hear My Word. You are of the Devil as father, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and did not abide in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own, for he is a liar and the father of lies. And because I tell you the truth, you do not believe Me.” (John 8:13,39-45), and, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets, and decorate the tombs of the righteous, and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Therefore you are witnesses to yourselves, that you are the sons of those who killed the prophets; and you fill up the measure of your fathers. Serpents! Offspring of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell? Therefore, behold, I send prophets and wise men and scribes to you. And you will kill and crucify some of them. And some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city; so that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah the son of Berachiah, whom you killed between the temple and the altar. Truly I say to you, All these things shall come on this generation. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one killing the prophets and stoning those who are sent to her, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you would not! Behold, your house is left to you desolate. For I say to you, You shall not see Me from now on until you say, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.” (Matthew 23:30-39).
16) Why would the Jews let everyone know that the Bible could be corrupted or lost if they wanted to deceive everyone into thinking it was true? Are only bad things that God says about the Jews true? Doesn’t even the Quran say good things about Jews and even Christians, and that they will go to Heaven? 17) Why do anti-Bible Muslims say certain verses in the Bible are evidence that the Bible is corrupt because it says it can be or was totally corrupted? It’s a contradiction to say, “These verses are God’s true word” but to also say, “The Bible was lost“. 18) Why are there countless archeological evidences for the Bible and almost none in comparison for the Quran? Further, the Quran’s evidence is heavily disputed. Shouldn’t the opposite be true if the Qur’an is a superior version of his word? Here are examples of evidence for the Bible discussed on various websites (and in one pay-to-read document):
Note: if any links are expired or not working you might still find them on archive.org just copy the url into the second search engine on that page:
Biblical cities (1)
General archeology (2)
Jerusalem wall (6)
A Dead Sea Tablet Which Indicates Christianity Was Original Religion of the Jews (7)
A Pay to Read Article (8)
Petrified forests (18)
geological evidence which refutes Big Bang/evolutionist geology (19)
General: Why I Don’t Have Faith In “No God” (20)
Joseph’s tomb (22)
The James Ossuary (an ancient/human bone storage box) which says, “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus” 23
Pre-flood Archeology (24)
The Shroud of Turin (27)
Bible Prophecies (this isn’t archeology directly but ancient prophecies have been verified at times by ancient archeological research 28)
Geological: Island formation (29)
Here is a list of 100 alleged contradictions in the Bible and here are even more contradictions and arguments against the Bible, all shown false, which shows the hopelessness of arguing against it. I personally have refuted over 400 arguments against the Bible, and many variations of them, some of which I thought of myself, but I haven’t finished the book yet and it isn’t available. Here are examples of alleged evidence for the Quran: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7). I’ve included the supposed Muslims evidence along with arguments against them, because anyone can show a list of evidence with no challenges (and my journal contains or links to hundreds challenges against the Bible, all of which turned out to be illogical arguments). (17) Which verse in the Quran replaced and is better that this one?: “Don’t lie.” (18) Which passage in the Quran replaced and is better than this one?:
One of the teachers of the law came and heard [(the Sadducees and Jesus)] debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important? “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” “Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions.
Those who hide the name of God and even his title “God” under the pretense of reverence, should be ashamed. It is hateful to hide God’s name even if you believe you were doing him a service, the fact is, it is just the opposite to do so.
God said, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of Yahweh” not “the name of Moses”, “Rabbi Smeegle” or “the name of the name”, which makes no sense as you wouldn’t know what God’s name was if it was hidden, or what “G-d” was if you never explained. God’s title and name are not shameful and not curse words: do not hide them.
Also, if God’s name supposedly is unpronouncable as some Judaic’s claim, then why did God give us his name? And who said it is unpronouncable? Did God say that or a mere sinful Judaic who himself claims that he is too sinful to say it anyways? What would a man who is too sinful to say God’s name know or than than he hates God and hates God’s laws and is therefore a law-breaker? Further: it if can’t be pronounced, then what does it matter if someone says Yahweh, Jehovah, Jah or Yah? AND NO ONE CAN BLASPHEME HIS NAME WHO DOESN’T KNOW WHAT IT IS! So why worry about it you Judaics? Why spread your useless self-defeating anxiety to others? How about you pay more attention tot this law: “Don’t lie.”
And of what use is a name that is hidden, and who can know a name that is hidden? So if you love God, say his name with pride, but to those who hate him, it is you who should not say his name unless it is commanded of you by God, and when you say it, say it with fear.
God’s name is an invincible fortress to those who love him, but to the wicked: a bane.
When a man’s ways please Yahweh, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. – King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, besides his master, Yeshua.
What is the name of God, and should if be hidden and unspoken?
And remember: God spoke his name to Moses, he didn’t merely give it to Moses in writing, so how Judaics claim it is unpronounceable? So then if, as some Judaics might claim: “It’s a lie to say God’s name as if you know how to say it, and that is why you shouldn’t say it” then wouldn’t it have been wrong for Moses to not only write it down, but to speak it aloud as Scripture says he did? And he did so to all Israel, and commanded them to repeat his words to their children and to tell it to foreigners who came into their land (or at least let them know the top laws, as they were required to obey God’s laws when in Israel, and the first and greatest commandment and the anti-blasphemy law both have God’s name in them).
Judaics are not good, but blessed is he who comes in the name of God.
On Coast to Coast AM this morning, host George Noory had on Marie D. Jones. At 1:55 A.M., she said in reply to a caller, “‘Nobody knows anything, everything is still a mystery’… I think what’s happened is you’ve lost your ability to be in awe”. So, according to Marie, we should all simply ponder on whether or not child abuse and murder might not be wrong, and be in of child abuse and murder. In other words she doesn’t believe that anyone can know the truth, and implied that, “there is no absolute truth” and that we should instead just dwell on questions and reject any absolute answers which is the teaching of a clear psychopath. From the continuously haughty tone of voice she also seemed to be a narcissist.