The atheist state has welcomed the Christians from the currently-more-dangerous Islamic State.
France is ready to welcome Christians from northern Iraq, Reuters said. They have been told by the Al-Qaeda offshoot group ruling the region to convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or face death. The Islamic State also warned all women in Mosul to wear full-face veils or risk severe punishment. “We are providing aid to displaced people fleeing from the threats of the Islamic State and who have sought refuge in Kurdistan,” France's foreign and interior ministers said in a joint statement on Monday. “We are ready, if they wish, to facilitate their asylum on our soil.”
From RT.
http://rt.com/news/line/2014-07-28/#67112

I have always wondered why these Europeans don’t take in Arab Christians to balance off the Muslims.

From Newsweek, back in 2001:
Perched on the edge of a crystalline bay, Ambon is an Asian Sarajevo. Barbed wire, sandbagged checkpoints and fire-ravaged storefronts now dominate Jalan A.Y. Patty, once a bustling business strip. The upscale downtown area was devastated by the 1999 bloodshed. A no man's land, simply called ‘the border,’ now divides the city into Christian and Muslim sectors. Billboards promote such well-known brand names as Fuji Film, Guinness and Marlboro. But those commercial symbols are now eclipsed by grim graffiti: Muslim power and no one can stop Islam.
http://www.newsweek.com/terror-islands-155193
They called the article Terror Islands. They couldn’t even write that today. I find that article quite shockingly-objective about the abuse that was meted out to the Christians by the Muslims. This article was written about a pre-9-11 Islam, and indeed this article ran a mere three months after 9-11, before the current post-9-11 anti-terrorism mythology had taken solid form.

Here is stuff from another article:
Ambon: Just 5 years ago it was the area's favorite vacation paradise, with breathtaking beaches, impressive tourist areas of outstanding natural, friendly people, and a prosperous society. So the government changed the structure - divided the large excess of births from Muslim islands around the Christians islands. Then they tried to force integration through; everyone should love one another.

I'm talking about the small island in Indonesia. There where almost paradisiacal conditions prevailed, with no need to starve - nature gave plenty for everyone and everything. The temperature was year round, p.g.a. the surrounding ocean so comfortable that it was just glorious summer and winter. And the crowds were excellent along with each other despite the fact that they included a variety of faiths. The Catholic Christians, however, the dominant.

Then came a snake in paradise. A snake in the form of new laws from the government. The government had a massive surplus of births among Muslim groups on the main islands. It was decided now under former President Suharto, sending powerful groups of these to other islands. Even in total of one hundred thousands. In the immediate a sweet and human thought - let the rich share with the poor. There were protests, but the government and the leading choked resistance.

A few years later it went wrong. Suddenly, Muslims constituted 40-45% of the population, and now demanded the Muslim states. We all have over the years read about the hundreds of burned villages, which followed in the wake of the appalling conditions in which Muslims burned down Christian churches and Christians retaliated by burning down mosques. The entire Muslim or Christian neighborhoods and businesses were vandalized, houses burned down, everything and everyone was raped, violated and / or killed. And a hundred thousands of people to flee, burned or tortured to death.
That is from some article I found on the Internet recently, and the general details check out with the BBC and the like.
That Newsweek article, for example, has:
Not long ago Ambon was a thriving city and resort hub for the Spice Islands. Tourists flocked to the island to bask in the sun and enjoy the stunning natural scenery. But beyond the pretty beaches, there was simmering discord. Former president Suharto had encouraged Muslims to migrate to the Moluccas from other islands. The newcomers began to compete economically with the established Christians, and violence soon broke out. Two years ago Ambon (population: 270,000) erupted in Christian-Muslim bloodletting of an almost medieval intensity. Some 8,000 people have since been killed, and half a million people were left homeless in the Moluccas. Sociologist Thamrin Tomagola of the University of Indonesia calls it "the most terrible civil war in the world," with more deaths per capita than in Bosnia.

Christina Sagat, 22, peeked at the severed heads through a window, and knew then she had no choice but to convert. She and dozens of others followed the Muslims' instructions to bathe themselves in a tub, and to tie a white bandanna on their head with Arabic writing that they couldn't understand. But that wasn't all. "The Muslims came at night, house to house, with a Gillette [razor]," said Maria Etlager, a 41-year-old woman with curly hair. The Catholics felt compelled to submit to the ritual of sunnat, or circumcision. Nearly everyone in the village--women, children of both sexes as young as 2 years old, even the elderly and the invalids who were too weak to get out of their sickbeds--fell victim to the Gillette. "I knew the razor blade wasn't clean; it was covered with dried blood," Etlager told NEWSWEEK, "and the pain was unimaginable."
Remember the Moluccas. “I send you out as sheep among wolves.” Is it really our bitter fate that we, being sheep, cannot have a state of our own, so that we can take temporal responsibility for our own safety and that of our women and children?
I wonder if God just doesn’t want us to have a state, either because it is impractical, or not (yet?) the right time, or because it is actually the wrong thing. I am convinced of neither of these things, and yet we don’t have our state, so something like them must be true. There is a reason we have been left out there to be at the mercy of “the laughing killer,” Islamism.

May the Heavenly Father’s will be done.
27th of July, 2014

This is an interview with an old Christian woman recently expelled from Mosul by Islamists.
I love this song entirely to vapour. To essence. To spirit.
Kanou (“Fellowship”) by Ballaké Sissoko and Toumani Diabaté.

This song is found on Ballaké’s album, Tomora. Now, in normal circumstances, Toumani takes the lead on kora, and Ballaké follows. This is also what happened in the times of their fathers, when they played together on Ancient Strings and other pieces, and cultivated a multi-generational kanou which their sons carried on (and remixed on New Ancient Strings and other pieces).

But now the album was Ballaké’s, so Toumani supplied back energy, while Ballaké’s generous style had the right of way. And how Touman’s energy burned! How fierce the basses? How ready the responses! But how deep and wise Ballaké’s calls! These two had been genuises at New Ancient Strings. At this one, they were both old fathers, like their fathers, and … man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QsEQwRW8v4

Absolutely inspired kora griot genius. I lift my hands in worship to the Holy Spirit when this song plays, just as readily as I do with Hillsong’s Potter’s Hand. Now, if you do not know this style, you realise there are no lyrics and it is just two men with a kora each. That is what David did; so I just line the psalms over it in my spirit, and thereby are fulfilled the words that were spoken, “Greater is He that is in you than the devil that is in the World.” (1 John 4:4). This 1 John is the one that identifies Islam as an anti-Christ, and it defeats the fact that the genuis musicians here are … Muslims.

Anyway, this song’s title means “Friendship” in Bambara. Or, as I translate it, “Fellowship.” This is what is found in that beautiful and powerful Pauline doxology, “… and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.”
25th of July, 2014
You know how they say that to be anti-Zionist is not necessarily to be anti-Semitic. Yet if I were anti-Semitic, I would never be ashamed of it, or seek to hide it under the wraps of anti-Zionism. Believe it or not, anti-Semitism is far easier to defend before the modern World than anti-Zionism is. After all, Zionism is a perfectly-secular (even vaguely-anti-religious) ideology. It is not only a good fit in modern state ideology, it is also an evident necessity, lest we find a much-hated nation without a state.

It is defensible in the modern World to hate a people-group. (Modern standards, unlike the divine law, do not forbid hate in general.) It is, however, indefensible to deny a people-group a state; this argument for Israel is actually what the Falastin use in their arguments for their own state. However, unlike the Falastin, the Jews can actually locate their ancestral land. It is seldom-noted that Hamas, for example, never actually claims that as “ancestral land” for the “Palestinians”, and that is why this line is conspicuously-absent from all such showdowns; Hamas claims it as Islamic “waqf”, a trust held in time for all generations of Muslims. Again, it need not be said that if Islam can claim any land, then Christianity and the Jews even more-so! But in the modern World, ancestry and descent weigh heavily in land claims, but historical religious conquest doesn’t. Therefore not only is the case of Hamas and other Falastin in fact pretty weak by modern standards, the one of the Jews is basically unassailable, and Hamas confesses as much in its founding charter.

(The exclusively-religious nature of the only worthwihle challenge to the Jewish state is also under-reported. The TV tells you the Falastin want the land of their ancestors, but both sides know that this is not the case, because even Hamas confesses that “our project is Islam”, and it makes no single reference to ancestry and descent. Hamas is essentially a resistance faction of a long-defeated occupying Islamic empire, not a displaced Arab nation. Israel, on the other hand, is the returned nation-state of the Jews. The effect of Ottoman policies was to depopulate the land, such that even today its population is well below what it could have been—or, for that matter, what it would have been, had the Falastin actually been there the whole time. Imagine, in less than 50 years, the Falastin refugees in Jordan have become the majority. Had they actually lived in Israel all that time, breeding as successfully they evidently do, would we have so little of their history in the land? Even the previous Islamic empires—and surrounding contemporary Islamic states—rightly fail to recognise the Falastin as a historical people, leave alone their claim to borders that were actually drawn up by the Europeans well after the defeat of the last Islamic empire.)

This era of nation-states would be incomplete without a state for so ancient, distinct, important, and preserved a nation as the Jews, especially when nearly every other nation legitimately claims a state, even those that are barely true ethnies (Iran, Pakistan, Jordanians, and so on). Many Jew-haters secretly wish that it were their nation of which I say these things (“ancient, distinct, important, preserved”), and this is a major root of anti-Semitism, because they do not understand the working of this phenomenon by which the Jews are “ancient, distinct, important, preserved”. Because they think it is due to some innate virtues in the people—despite copious evidence to the contrary, and indeed the weighty testimony of the Bible—they end up being jealous and hating. But those who understand that being “ancient, distinct, important, preserved” is actually in spite of the Jews, in spite of their rebellion and unfaith, and due entirely to God’s sovereign grace, the realisation of the continuing preservation of the Jews is merely yet another (and comparatively-minor) case of God keeping His promise made by grace to a Gentile of faith—Abraham, their fore-father in the flesh—just as He keeps His promise made by grace to us, Gentiles of faith, who are justified and preserved exactly as uncircumcised Abraham was.

“So Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”

This era where every vaguely-recognisable ethny has had a nation-state, it was unbecoming that the Jews not have one (even if it be an apo’state), especially in a land that is historically Judæa—the land of the Jews. After we turned on them and murdered them for centuries, I think they have even more of a claim to their nation-state than the highly-deserving Kurds.
So you see, Zionism is eminently defensible, and the leaders of Israel know this. Pro-Semitism, on the other hand, is a grace that is bestowed only some people, both Jews and Gentiles, and it is inaccessible to those to whom this grace has not been given, both Jew and Gentile.

(Now, if you know anything about Reformed theology, you know that graces such as this are given to those on whom God has mercy—hence the tendency for Reformed Christians to be pro-Semitic, and Muslims to be anti-Semitic—so that He may, in this way, spare them the curse reserved for all who are anti-Semitic. Similar to one’s faith or unfaith in Christ, one’s position on Jews is based on whether God wants to bless him in this regard or curse him. He told Abraham, “Whoever blesses you, I will bless. Whover curses you, I will curse.” The non-Prot now thinks that he can get blessed by blessing Abraham. The Prot, however, knows that the grace of God is already fixed in his favour, such that his blessing of Abraham, and his bias in favour of the Jews, does not affect the grace of God toward him, but is in fact a result of it. Many pro-Israel people know how hard it is to live on the Internet and in the office as evidently-pro-Israeli. But we cannot help it, because God gave us this grace of His own will; pro-Semitism is just one side-effect.)

Now, of late, anti-Semitism is coming out as anti-Zionism. The fact of the matter is that to support the state of any nation—even the Kurds—is even less-urgent than to support the state of the Sabras. To oppose their state now is to express not even a solidarity with the “land rights” of the Falastin, which even the Falastin themselves would never recognise (and which, historically, have never actually been recognised, even by the Islamic empires of old, or by neighbouring Arab countries), but rather to express a desire that the Jews be once again stateless and open to assault by whoever wants.
I don’t support that; neither in the case of the Sabras—and the Jews in general—or in the case of the Christians.

Also, this is an interesting video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewFW3EZsFIY
http://localhost.ug/decl.pdf
Biases are the axioms of a thinker.
I remember when I had just encountered the New Atheists, and one of their popular websites at the time was called “Overcoming Bias”. They presented the having of biases as a bad idea. This was typical of the New Atheists: they know very little about the foundations of logic, and they fell in the trap that the logical positivists before them had fallen in. I think around that time, Theodore Dalrymple wrote a good argument against bias-phobia. But it need not be Dalrymple; it could have been Gödel.

Either way, you have to figure out your axioms. You have to figure out your biases. It matters, because your biases literally determine what World you live in. On the Internet, the only practical censorship is ultimately personal bias. You do not read what you do not want to read. But that is as serious as not reading what the authorities do not want you to read. Confirmation biases, in particular, are important tools for the processes of the human mind, and they deserve to be understood and even consciously deployed. For instance, if we knew that self-esteem is essetially egoistic-bias, we are bound to expect people to over-estimate themselves, be blind to their weaknesses, consider themselves more-moral than they actually are, and yet hold themselves to a lower, “more-understanding” moral standard, et cetera. This is to be expected of any person or group that has self-esteem—individual, family, or state. Self-esteem is considered a good thing; it is apparently a bias that is accepted, in spite of the objective irrelevance (and even falseness) of it.

Now, personally, I spend quite a lot of time seeing and reaing things against which I am very biased. But that is not a problem, as long as you know and respect your biases, not as things to overcome, but as pre-determined guides to what must be ultimately true, in spite of what may be alleged in the current case, or even proven for a special case. In particular, since I am aware of my biases, I know when I should actually spend time accessing information, based on whether I am bound to ignore it anyway. There are some benefits for personal efficiency there.

But more-importantly, I know the biases I have, and that puts me ahead of those who do not know their own biases. But even better, I do not pretend about my biases. They don’t have to be justified, or justifiable in other terms. (Which axioms are also theorems?) More-importantly, nobody has to be ashamed of being biased, or even of what biases one has. We are made that way. That we are also fallen is an entirely-separate matter.
25th of July, 2014
On the other hand, it is also weird for anybody to even compare Hamas to the State of Israel.
The media has obsessively counted every dead body in the conflict between Hamas and Israel. They rarely explain why so many more Palestinians than Israelis have been killed: Hamas does not allow Palestinian civilians into their shelters, while using civilian areas from which to fire their rockets; Israel, on the other hand, devotes its resources to building shelters and Iron Dome protection. Put another way, while Israel uses shelters and Iron Dome to protect its civilians, Hamas uses its civilians to protect its rockets and its terrorists.
http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4470/selective-body-counts
The real issue with a paragraph like that is that it is true. Yet in spite of being true, and having been acknowledged as such by Bill Clinton in the past days, the World’s outrage at seeing the pictures of dead babies is directed at Israel, the only defender and protector of babies in the Middle East; while Hamas, whose kids’ television features lessons for “martyrdom”, gets off with as much support as a deceived World can give.

Meanwhile, in spite of the use of human shields, at least 81% of all victims in the recent conflict have almost-certianly been Hamas fighters. That is left out of the newscasts, as is the fact that this is better than any country (USA, Britain, France, whichever) in a comparable situation. I will cast the second stone.

I wish they would talk about the fact that the most-persecuted group of people in the World are the Christians. Angela Merkel admitted it recently. In Nigeria alone, at least 150 were killed this week, and all anybody speaks of is the Gaza militants. Everybody cares about land for those Arabs, but nobody cares that a 6,000-year-old community was exiled from Nineveh this week. 6,000 years is longer than any Arab claim to land; nobody cared about the Christians of Mosul, while they scream in support of the self-confessed génocidaire Islamists of Hamas.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/07/20/After-2-000-Years-the-Last-Christian-is-Forced-to-Leave-Mosul

Some fact about Israel.
Watch this...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmCKZYKsiGM




I wish they would talk about the fact that the most-persecuted group of people in the World are the Christians. Angela Merkel admitted it recently. In Nigeria alone, at least 150 were killed this week, and all anybody speaks of is the Gaza militants. Everybody cares about land for those Arabs, but nobody cares that a 6,000-year-old community was exiled from Nineveh this week. 6,000 years is longer than any Arab claim to land; nobody cared about the Christians of Mosul, while they scream in support of the self-confessed génocidaire Islamists of Hamas.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/07/20/After-2-000-Years-the-Last-Christian-is-Forced-to-Leave-Mosul

Some fact about Israel.
Watch this...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmCKZYKsiGM



It is quite sad, isn’t it?
http://www.aina.org/news/20140721084100.htm
The last Christian reportedly left Iraq's second largest city of Mosul at 12:00pm on Saturday, ending over 6,000 years of Assyrian history in the city. Assyrians have lived in Mosul for over 6,000 years, converting to Christianity over 2,000 years ago. This all came to an end on Saturday, when the last Assyrian Christian left the city.

Some Iraqi Christians had called on the international community to help create a protected zone in Ninevah Province so as to provide protection for all minorities around the city of Mosul and to provide protection from future attacks by IS. While the proposal for a new Ninevah Province has been submitted to the Iraqi Parliament, it was not finalized. Because of the inaction both inside Iraq and the failure of the international community to heed the threats against Christians, the majority of the refugees who have just fled Mosul remain in danger of being attacked once more by IS as it continues its jihadi blitzkrieg across Iraq and Syria.

The crazy thing is that when they massacre 1,700 people in one day, the World is apparently too squeamish to discuss it. When Hamas turns Gazan Muslims into human shields and a fraction of that are killed by Israel’s Defence Forces, the whole World screams like the biggest injustice has happened. Nobody remembers to blame the Islamist Hamas for literally murdering its people in order to score propaganda points against an Israel that has done more to avoid civilian casualties than any Islamist combatant ever thought to.

When the Jews till their land, the Arabs freak out. When they repair a roof, the UN squeals. When they defend themselves, it is a massacre.
Then the Mozzies plunder Christians and mass-murder their children and nobody says shit. So you see that the “concern” for the Gazans is only ever thrust forth as a nice excuse to hate Jews; if it were about human rights, Mosul would be the centre of global rage right now.

Did you know that, this week, Paris had big pro-Palestinian riots, complete with a neo-kristallnacht that actually freaked out the French authorities. I think Paris is about 15% Muslim.

The Islamic State has issued an ultimatum to the Christians in the town of Mosul in northern Iraq, urging them to convert to Islam, pay a religious tax or face death.

The statement by the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, warned that the Christians had until Saturday to “leave the borders of the Islamic Caliphate.”

“After this date, there is nothing between us and them but the sword,” the statement said.

http://rt.com/news/174104-iraqi-christians-isis-ultimatum/
22nd of July, 2014
Kiki kyokka ekikuwa obukkakkamu mu bulamu ne mu kufâ?
Nti nze-nzennâ, omwooyo n’omubiri, mu bulamu ne mu kufâ, siri wânge-ku-bwânge, wabula ndi wa mulokozi wange omwesigwa Yesu Kristo; Eyasasulira-ddala olw’ebibî byange byonnâ, n’annunulà-nze okuva mu buyinza bwa sitâni; Ankuumà so that Kitange alî mu ggulù bwabeerâ tasiimye, n’oluvîri olumû-luti telusobola kuva ku mutwe gwange nelugwâ; era nti ebintu byonna-byonna biteekwa okugondera okulokolebwa kwange, era n’olw’ekyo ankákàsa ne Mwoyo we Omutukuvu nti ninâ obulamu obutagwaawo, n’anfuula omwetegefu n’omutima gwange gwonna, okuva ne kaakáno, okubêra omulamu ku lulwê.

Ebintu bimekâ by’olina okumanya olyoke osanyukire mu bulamu ne mu kufâ?
Bisatu; ekisookâ, obünji bwe bibi byange n’obuzibu bwendimu; ekyokubiri, bwenyinza okulokolebwa okuva mu bibi byange byonna n’obuzibu bwange bwonna; ekyokusatu, bwe n’ja okwebaza n’okweyanza Katonda olw’obulokozi obwenkanidd’âwo.

Obuzibu bwo obutegeerera wa?
Okuva mu tteeka lya Katonda.

Etteeka lya Katonda litugamba litya?
Kristo atusomesa mu bumpi-mpi nti (Matt. 22:37-40):
“‘Yagala-nga Mukama Katonda wo n’omutima gwo gwonna, n’omwoyo gwo gwonna, n’ebirowoozo byo byonna, n’amaanyi go gonna.’ Lye lino etteeka erikulembera era ekkulu; ely’aokubiri nalyo lirifânana, ‘Yagala-nga munnô nga bweweyagala gwe-kennyini.’ Ku bilagiro bino amateeka gonna ne ba nnabbi bonna kwebyesigamyê.”

Bino osobola okubituukiriza obulungi byonna?
Nedda n’akatono; kubanga mu mbeera yange eya bulijjo mbeera siyagala Katonda ne munnange.

Kwekugamba nti Katonda yatonda omuntu nga mwonoonyi omuseegu bwati?
Nedda n’akatono; wabula Katonda yatonda omuntu mu kifaananyi kye Ye-kinnyini, mu butuukirivu n’obutukuvu bwonna, alyooke amanyire-ddala Omutonzi we, amwagalire-ddala, era atambule-nga naye lubeerera okumutendereza n’okumusuuta.

Atê kati obwoononefu bw’omuntu buva wa?
Buva mu kugwa n’obutawulira bw’abazadde baffe abaasookera-ddala, Adamu ne Kaawa, mu Nnimiro eri; embeera yaffe eya bulijjo kyeyava eyonoonekera-ddala, nga okuva mu lubuto ne mu kuzâlibwa tuli mu kibi.

Kwekugamba tuli boononefu nnyo nti tetusobola kukola kalungi konna-konna, era nti twettanira bibi byokka?
Mazima-ddala bwe tuli; okujjako nga Mwoyo-Mutukuvu atuzizza bujjâ.

Olwo Katonda abeera tatulyaazamanyiz’za, okutulagira byetutasobola kutuukiriza mu mbeera yaffe eno?
Nedda n’akatono; kubanga Katonda yatonda omuntu nga asobola bulungi okubituukiriza byonnâ; naye omuntu ye-kennyini yejjako n’abazzukulu bê ebirabo bino, sitâni bwe yamusigula, nnyini naye n’ajeema.

Katonda anaalekayo-bulesi, n’atabonereza buno obujeemu n’emputtû?
Nedda n’akatono; era obujeemu obwasooka n’ebibî byaffe ebirala bimunyiiza nnyo; era aja kubibonereza mu biseera bino era ne mu kiseera kiri ekyolubeerera, era yayogera dda: “Omuntu yenna atagoberere-nga byonna-byonna ebiwandiikiddwa mu kitabo ky’amateeka, okubituukiriza-nga, akolimiddwa.”

Naye ate Katonda ssi wa kisa?
Katonda wa kisa, naye Katonda era wa bwenkanya; n’olwekyo obwenkanya bwê bugamba nti okuzza omusango ku bukulu bwa Katonda obutenkanika kuteekwa okubonerezebwa n’ekibonerezo ekijyâ mu musango ogwo, kwekugamba, ekibonerezo ekyolubeerera mu mubiri ne mu mwoyo.

Kale nno, oba nga Katonda bweyasala omusango mu butuukirivu twasalibwa gwa kibonerezo kya lubeererâ, tewali ngeri jetusobola kuwona kibonerezo ekyo, ne tulyoka tuddibwamu?
Obwenkanya bwa Katonda bulina okutuukirizibwa; n’olw’ekyo omusango gulina okusasulwa, oba nga ffé tusasudde, oba nga waliwo atusasulidde.

Ate ffe-kenyini, tusobola okugusasula?
Nedda n’akamu; ate nga buli lunaku omusago tugwongerako-bwongezi.

Waliwo wonnâ ekitonde-obutonde kyonnâ ekisobola okutusasulirako?
Tewali; kubanga okusooka Katonda tajja kubonereza kitonde kilala ku lw’omusango omuntu gwe yazza; ate tewali na kitonde-butonde kisobola kwesimba mu busungu Katonda bw’asunguwalirâ ekibi, mbu kilyoke kiwonye ebilala obusungu obwo.

Omutabaganya wa ngeri ki gwe tulina okunoonya?
Alina okubeera nga muntu-ddala, ate nga mutuukirivu-ddala; ate nga asinga ebitonde byonnâ amânyi; kwekugamba, ng’era Katonda-ddala.

Lwaki alina okubêra omuntu-ddala, ate nga mutuukirivu-ddala?
Kubanga obwenkanya bwa Katonda bugamba nti obutonde bw’omuntu obwazza omusango bwebulina okusasula omusango ogwo; ate abanjibwâ tasobola kusasulira balala.
In the end, there’s good news and bad news in all this: the good newsis that one need not be familiar with the constant communiques, videos,and messages emanating from this or that jihadi group—for they are allrecycled, all the same. To hear one, is to hear them all.
As I have found. Brilliant article on the communiqué from the anti-Christian IS(IS) Caliphate, from the brilliant Raymond Ibrahim.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c21_1405554905
http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/07/16/jihadi-rhetoric-tiresome-but-deadly/
The Islamic State has issued an ultimatum to the Christians in the town of Mosul in northern Iraq, urging them to convert to Islam, pay a religious tax or face death.

The statement by the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, warned that the Christians had until Saturday to “leave the borders of the Islamic Caliphate.”

“After this date, there is nothing between us and them but the sword,” the statement said.

http://rt.com/news/174104-iraqi-christians-isis-ultimatum/
19th of July, 2014
If you reject the Christian state, especially if you live in post-Christian Europe, the only attractive social order would be hedonism (“do whatever pleases you”), which today is generalised as the worldview called “moral relativism” or, in the case here, “cultural relativism”.

But cultural relativism is not up for a fight against a strong and confident theocratic challenge. And when the showdown happens, relativism loses. Even if you should find relativism (even the French « laïcité ») comfortable as a guiding ideology for the state, it is ultimately—and soon—going to fall to some theocracy or other. Theocracy has staying power; theocracy is necessarily a force from beyond us. Every state ideology is then revealed to be a theocracy in waiting: either it will be replaced by theocracy or it will itself be a tacit theocracy.

In Western Europe, cultural relativism is still the norm. There is no such thing as better or worse, there is only different. One should not consider one value superior to another value, no matter what these values actually are. And it had better be different the way one thinks it should be: not “politically incorrect.”

Former Netherlands Chief of Defense Peter van Uhm says that he respects jihadist fighters in Syria because they are fighting for an ideal. That this ideal refutes every Western ideal that he himself holds dear, apparently does not affect his apparent respect for jihadists.

The city of Delft for example, a known hotbed for jihadists, communicated that returnees were also entitled to housing, a job and psychological care. “The purpose of this local action is deradicalization through the stabilization and normalization of the situation in which the returnee finds himself. This is a custom project and on the one hand consists of reintroducing structure in daily life, education, housing, debt restructuring etc. On the other hand, there will be psychological care available and/or specialist coaching in service of deradicalization.”

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4405/jihad-netherlands

Now, of course, the only state that would not submit to Islam would the Christian state. What I am saying is that either you live in a Christian state, or you live in a future-Muslim state.
Of all the heathen religions, Islam is the ultimate. None has as much staying power as Islam, which has essentially made a pact with one unitarian lord who is opposed to the one true Trinitarian God. Islam merges into one religion everything that is opposed to the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. (That is why this Trinitarian confession is the only unforgivable sin in Islam.)

The opposite of that error is the truth, and a state that is fashioned around a worldview that is not only enduring, but also true. This is the Christian state. http://localhost.ug/decl.pdf
Fibonacci

http://io9.com/5985588/15-uncanny-examples-of-the-golden-ratio-in-nature
http://io9.com/5768696/the-fibonacci-series-when-math-turns-golden

And isn’t funny how they say “As selected by the Darwinian process,” as though they don’t realise that golden ratios in nature are decreasing since the design is getting damaged by entropy. Most humans today are actually no longer possessed of all the “golden ratio” proportions that they should have. If Darwin were right, we would be getting prettier and better-designed. What you see, however, is that the correct formula has been damaged by mutations in many body parts of many people. The fact that entropy increases in the direction of time implies (as a logical conclusion based on physics) that whatever selection we have is limited to retaining decayed stuff out of the decayed stuff it has been given in the first place; similarly, the results of selection are necessarily ≥-decayed than the original, since time passes during selection, and entropy happens; and even the systems in nature that slow down entropy (cross-pollination, out-breeding, selection, DNA repair) are themselves breaking down very fast. Here is the clincher: even the rate of increase of entropy is itself increasing.
So Darwin wasn’t even wrong; he was speaking of a fantasy World that not only does not exist, but actually cannot even exist.

And all this time, people could have just written “As designed by the Creator.” Apparently culture is in entropy, too.
Teeth are supposed to follow the golden ratio! (Haha. Good luck finding that working on nearly any modern-diet human being. By the way, diet effects are inherited up to four generations down, so yeah, Darwin was a chimp. He denied epigenetics—inheritance being influenced by the environment, for example—which we have found to be absolutely pervasive and central to inheritance.)

Over the last few months he has measured the uteruses of 5,000 women using ultrasound and drawn up a table of the average ratio of a uterus's length to its width for different age bands.
The data shows that this ratio is about 2 at birth and then it steadily decreases through a woman's life to 1.46 when she is in old age.
Dr Verguts was thrilled to discover that when women are at their most fertile, between the ages of 16 and 20, the ratio of length to width of a uterus is 1.6 – a very good approximation to the golden ratio.
“This is the first time anyone has looked at this, so I am pleased it turned out so nicely,” he said.
I think that ratio seriously influences pregnancy outcomes, even the beauty of the kids.

19th of July, 2014

This is taken from a chat I am having at the present moment. (I do write long shit in chat, as I almost never use it, except as risky e-mail.)

It is, after all, how we ended up in the entropy-free state at the very beginning: not because of anything we had done, but because God decided of His own will. Then we screwed it up, after He had given it in our power (as quantum mechanics has found). Now, if anything is created, it needs to be in constant communion with God, or it will die (because created things have no eternal life in themselves). Unfortunately, we abandoned that communion, and we continue to do so every day. So the entropy (“death”, in the Bible) came, and it is increasing. Except: Jesus reversed total entropy with style; He didn’t just resurrect, but actually secured a total renewal of everything. (Of course, excluding those who have rejected the second—and only alternative—way to be in constant communion with God, by being of Christian faith. Don’t worry, the Mozzies will remain down there, separated from God, where entropy is the norm.)

By the way, physics states very plainly that, as a logical necessity (not simply “doctrine” or whatever), everything was perfect at t=0 (the technical designation for the moment in time when creation ended, the first sabbath). Now, doctrine adds that for some time after that, all of nature continued in this perfect state. (Physics itself cannot tell you this.)

But on what grounds was Adam spared entropy, before the Fall? Sola Gratia. He never “earned” to be created perfect, and to live perfect in a perfect World for that time. It was not because he was a good guy, since—without knowledge of good and evil—he could not have even been rewarded for upright choices. We, too, do not earn the grace by which our entropy is contained in this life and overthrown for the next life.

Granted, some people (Catlicks and the like) find it hard to accept so great a salvation if it is not tied to how upright their choices have been. They truly desire to contribute out of their station and impress the highest intelligence, the highest holiness, the highest strength, the highest love, et cetera, with their own attempts at intelligence, holiness, love, et cetera, and they are fearful and uncertain in the face of simple unilateral favour from God. (Almost like one of the dogs insisting that you give it all that meat as payment, because it does a lot of work lying around on the floor. When you spoon-feed week-old rats, is it mere Presby-grade grace, or Catlick-grade reward? Yet now imagine if those rats were in open rebellion, and biting and cursing, and all the while claiming that they deserve the shelter and food. You are approaching humans now … Imagine further that they kill your only child, when he goes out to bring them in from the rain. If you do not burn them all alive at that time, it is because of grace. Now we are all living today because of mere unilateral grace on the part of God, and yet some have fashioned entire religions out of the denial of this self-evident truth.)

Such hardness of heart sometimes comes from a mistaken assumption that they, mere dirt, can somehow “earn” the eternal, entropy-free life based on how they associate with other mere dirt that they find on Earth. They think their eternal life is based on whether they ate this, or touched that, or drank that. And all of this is soil, just like we are. Hence why Paul shouted “Guys! The Law was never the point, but a shadow and teaching concept! Christ is the point of the Law!” How can you impress the Creator by sacrificing some of His own creations to Him? As He said in Isaiah, “All the beasts on a thousand hills are mine.” And in the Psalms “The earth and all its fullness is all mine; if I were hungry, I would not first check with you!” As for those who forbid certain foods as a pretended holiness, God said to Noah “All things that move, I give to you for food,” and to Peter “Cut and eat … What God has declared clean, let no man dare to call unclean.” Even Moses explained why he forbade certain foods: to make the Israelites a distinct nation from all their neighbours, not to somehow make them righteous by loosely restricting their diet. (Sheesh.)

—Or why should we be rewarded for doing what we were supposed to do? Should one be given eternal life because he never told a lie? Well, he was not supposed to tell a lie in the first place! Yet if they do tell a single lie, why should such be let into heaven to ruin the eternal party with the possibility of a crouching falsehood waiting to make you cry in heaven? So you see, some people do not have a good grasp of the sheer “total depravity” humans labour under (to use the unfortunate monicker that the Presbys liked back then; I’d say “total lostness” maybe). You can identify those who God has chosen to spare the death that they deserve—by grace—because when He choses them, He gives them His Spirit to drag them to believing in Jesus Christ, that they might be justified—by faith.

These people think it is a bad idea for your eternal state not to depend on such stupid metrics as “How many people did you restrain yourself from murdering?” which is often the highest brag of holiness they have (“But I am not out there killing people …”). Many legalists are going to stand before God, expecting their record to talk for itself, when really all they have is “… but at least I never killed anyone!” So? You weren’t supposed to. But what about all these other things I see in your record? “… But everyone did those!” Yes, but apparently some knew they could not successfully defend their record before the most-holy as judge, and they accepted the amnesty.

19th of July, 2014
Rejoice in the Lord; again I say, rejoice!
Let us make a joyful noise to Jesus Christ.
The same guy wrote:
http://www.modernghana.com/news/555712/1/chibok-girls-gang-raped-1500-times-each-by-1500-ji.html

Chibok Local Government has four primary schools and only one secondary school due to years of neglect, despite the willingness of the Christian community to embrace western education. No Chibok indigene had ever represented the state in the Nigeria's National Assembly despite the overwhelming population advantage they have. Senator Ali Ndume, formerly arraigned in court by Nigeria's secret police for being a Boko Haram sponsor, is the Senator representing the zone where Chibok falls into, and report has it that he rarely visits the town, except passing through the town en route to other places.

Therefore, Chibok is not in the list of development priorities of successive Borno State Governments because of their Christian heritage , dating back to over eighty years, which they refused to surrender. Why Boko Haram chose to humiliate Chibok is still a puzzle to be unravelled soon. The Chairman of Northern Christian Elders Forum, Evangelist Matthew Owojaiye, addressing ministers of the gospel in Kaduna recently wondered “why Boko Haram single out Chibok of all the local governments in Borno State for abduction, it is because they are a christian minority.”



Chibok is literally dead, the town is deserted, residents are hiding inside the bush, parents of the abducted girls are dying one by one, as at last count, nine have died while the rest are walking corpses. The rest of the nation sees the Chibok issue as stale news, politicians are looting treasury, including funds meant to fight the insurgents, and political spokespersons are throwing tantrums at each other. Each passing day, these girls are raped 15 times and the Islamic leaders in Nigeria are still playing politics, instead of going after their brothers perpetrating atrocities in the name of Allah. In the next ten days, if these girls are not rescued, they would have stayed in the Jihadist den for 100 days, and would have been raped 1500 times, and yet an insensitive Federal Government is amassing trillions of naira from various oil deals and distributing such for 2015 elections.

So then a man loses it, and declares war on the state, and they call him a religious extremist terrorist.


Here is what I mean:
This was the summary of the revelations by Senator Zanna representing Born Central Senatorial District According to an interview he granted an online media, the senator said that “Actually the information I’m getting, some of them are very disturbing. Although I don’t want to mention but they are just raping the girls on camera and even showing them on video, releasing it to the public.”
Apparently the Boko Haram Islamists have taken to mass-gang-raping the Christian girls they abducted, and recording it. Yes, this is the #BringBackOurGirls girls.
“Somebody told me that they were shown being raped, and in turn, it is the girl who was raped that came out kneeling down and begging the man to be patient. Do you know the reason why? They said when they rape them they shoot them. Therefore the girl after being raped, she curled down to the man, kneeling down and begging him to please be patient. So disturbing.”

Senator Khalifa Ahmed Zanna, though a Muslim, was previously accused by former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff of being a Boko Haram sponsor who sponsors people outside the country for trainings in terrorism, but since this Chibok abducted started, he has shown great concerns over the fate of the abducted girls even more than the Federal Government and had almost on weekly basis released information that might aid in the release of the girls to the security agents .
I am not sure what this is going to do to my thought process henceforth.
I think it is fair to say that a Christian has every right to be absolutely, absolutely outraged.

http://dailypost.ng/2014/07/07/obinna-akukwe-chibok-christian-girls-gang-raped-shot-name-allah/

This is what I am getting from Nigeria. You bet TV is going to be perfectly silent about this one.


14th of July, 2014
Here is what I mean:
This was the summary of the revelations by Senator Zanna representing Born Central Senatorial District According to an interview he granted an online media, the senator said that “Actually the information I’m getting, some of them are very disturbing. Although I don’t want to mention but they are just raping the girls on camera and even showing them on video, releasing it to the public.”
Apparently the Boko Haram Islamists have taken to mass-gang-raping the Christian girls they abducted, and recording it. Yes, this is the #BringBackOurGirls girls.
“Somebody told me that they were shown being raped, and in turn, it is the girl who was raped that came out kneeling down and begging the man to be patient. Do you know the reason why? They said when they rape them they shoot them. Therefore the girl after being raped, she curled down to the man, kneeling down and begging him to please be patient. So disturbing.”

Senator Khalifa Ahmed Zanna, though a Muslim, was previously accused by former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff of being a Boko Haram sponsor who sponsors people outside the country for trainings in terrorism, but since this Chibok abducted started, he has shown great concerns over the fate of the abducted girls even more than the Federal Government and had almost on weekly basis released information that might aid in the release of the girls to the security agents .
I am not sure what this is going to do to my thought process henceforth.
I think it is fair to say that a Christian has every right to be absolutely, absolutely outraged.

http://dailypost.ng/2014/07/07/obinna-akukwe-chibok-christian-girls-gang-raped-shot-name-allah/

This is what I am getting from Nigeria. You bet TV is going to be perfectly silent about this one.

14th of July, 2014
http://dailypost.ng/2014/07/07/obinna-akukwe-chibok-christian-girls-gang-raped-shot-name-allah/

This is what I am getting from Nigeria. You bet TV is going to be perfectly silent about this one.
14th of July, 2014
The World today has taken agreement to be secular-democratic. This implies many things, for instance that a “popular” leader or practice is also the “correct” one. So democracy follows, and secularism, and the legitimisation of abnormalities and vices (like gayism), and the support of materialistic cults like Darwinism, and so on. All these things are well-represented in Israel.

When they go to the UN to make their case, they brag about being “the only democracy in the Middle East.” So the accepted standard of the Jewish state is secular democracy. One day soon, secular democracy is going to turn against Israel and hand it to Islamism. Instead, they should have identified with God; and the Bible is not as bothered with democracy or the erasure of gender roles or American interests.

Now, in a recent survey asking Israelis who they believe to be responsible for preserving Israel in the near-future, many of them—I think I remember a number just under 70%—said they put their hope in God. On the street, there is true faith. But in the state‽ It is just like Uganda. In all this recent debate about homosexuality in Parliament, no reference was made to the Bible, because none could be made: “the State shall not adopt a state religion.” We are not officially a Christian state now, even though we were, at some periods between the Uganda Martyrs and the 1966 Presidential Republic. There are some states in-between (kingdoms and chiefdoms of various kinds, Buganda kingdom, Protectorate), and some of them are not secular like the state we have now. Some of them were formed after religious war in Kampala here.

The Israelis cannot actually mention God. They can speak of the Prophets, as Netanyahu does often. But the founder of their state was Theodor Herzl, who was secular. (Although not a Christian, he did not even have his son circumcised.) The Ugandans mention God (anthem, motto), and these are in fact the only two times you find it in the Uganda Constitution document (plus one extra time under the oath of office).

You see, me I feel that people have been fooled in how to distribute their concern. I think that if I ended up a king, and I was aware of Revelation 1:4-5, I would be a “socialist” or “communist” or “liberal” only after I have been a “Christian.” In countries like Germany, it is legal today to be political and also have a religion, hence Angela Merkel’s “Christian Democrats” or whatever. This is the country of Martin Luther and the Thirty-Years’ War. They went through a period of having a secular state on one side (West) and an atheist one on the other, but later they changed. (The Netherlands, Scotland, Britain, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, for instance, are also officially Christian kingdoms, not secular democracies. Presidents haven’t paid their due hommage, and now where are they going to run to? Even the devil-worshipping Arabs have obeyed that demon-posessed man, Muhammad, because they think he was sent by God, while the—some of them Christian—presidents have acted like the New Testament doesn’t have any illumination for leaders, or that most books in the Bible are not about running and fighting for a state.)

http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/24737/Default.aspx