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America’s Dark Thread – Part One

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America is not simply good or simply evil – it is a bit of both

Our country has, from its beginning, been a battleground in the war between good and evil. Which side wins is decided in each generation, and in many small battles. Even within each individual we see a war being waged. We have the Christian George Washington, but also the Freemason George Washington, and the good and bad version of me and you.

Right when we want to proclaim the righteous nature of our society, our eyes fall onto a thread of darkness contradicting our praise. This is one strand of that dark thread.

This mural is not a conspiracy that has been kept secret through the years. If this has been hiding at all, it was hiding in plain sight. The following image and text are from a government website called AOC.gov.


 APOTHEOSIS OF WASHINGTON

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Overview: Painted in 1865 by Constantino Brumidi, the Apotheosis of Washington in the eye of the U.S. Capitol Building’s Rotunda depicts George Washington rising to the heavens in glory, flanked by female figures representing Liberty and Victory/Fame and surrounded by six groups of figures. The fresco is suspended 180 feet above the Rotunda floor and covers an area of 4,664 square feet.

The Apotheosis of Washington in the eye of the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitolwas painted in the true fresco technique by Constantino Brumidi in 1865. Brumidi (1805-1880) was born and trained in Rome and had painted in the Vatican and Roman palaces before emigrating to the United States in 1852. A master of creating the illusion of three-dimensional forms and figures on flat walls, Brumidi painted frescoes and murals throughout the Capitol from 1855 until his death.

The Apotheosis of Washington, his most ambitious work at the Capitol Building, was painted in 11 months at the end of the Civil War, soon after thenew dome was completed, for $40,000. The figures, up to 15 feet tall, were painted to be intelligible from close up as well as from 180 feet below. Some of the groups and figures were inspired by classical and Renaissance images, especially by those of the Italian master Raphael.

In the central group of the fresco, Brumidi depicted George Washington rising to the heavens in glory, flanked by female figures representing Liberty and Victory/Fame. A rainbow arches at his feet, and thirteen maidens symbolizing the original states flank the three central figures. (The word “apotheosis” in the title means literally the raising of a person to the rank of a god, or the glorification of a person as an ideal; George Washington was honored as a national icon in the nineteenth century.)

Read more at  http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/other-paintings-and-murals/apotheosis-washington


barack-obama-haloIf you are not a Christian, you may not see this painting with any sense of alarm. But seeing it from a Judeo-Christian world view, the blasphemy is unmistakable. The painting was made more than 50 years after George Washington’s death, so we can’t blame it on him, but on a line of philosophy that has continued to this day.

Seeking to portray an American president as being equal with God, is not something that began with Barack Obama. We see it clearly in this mural of our first president.

This qualifies as one strand of the thread of spiritual darkness that is woven into the story of America.

Who really owns the rainbow?

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Is the public swallowing a real Whopper?

We drive past a number of Unitarian churches that fly a rainbow flag out front. I haven’t asked them, but a quick search brought me to this page:

Unitarian Universalist Rainbow Principles

  • Respect All Beings
  • Offer Fair and Kind Treatment
  • Yearn to Learn
  • Grow in Spirit and Mind
  • Believe in Your Ideas and Act on Them
  • Insist on Peace, Freedom and Justice
  • Value the Connections in All Creation

nut_symbolsAll well and good, but a look at a related Facebook page, Rainbow Unitarians, reveals the real reason for the rainbow on their churches is their connection to the LGBTQ lifestyles.

So, the Unicornitarians are the all inclusive alternative to the closed minded Christian churches. They embrace everyone. They love to adorn their SUVs with bumper stickers that declare, COEXIST, and defend the misunderstood jihadists among us.

unicorn-poop-shirt1The obvious foolishness of COEXIST (what with that nasty beheading, cannibalism, genocide thing) requires that someone remain around to clean up after the noble aspirations of the Unicornitarians and their mythical  beasties.

A Horse of a Different Color

And then, in an effort to pander to a disgruntled minority, we see the Reverend Jesse partners-rainbow_push-logoJackson promoting his Rainbow Push Coalition, and equating the struggles of the African American community to the suffering of the LGBT-TGI-Fridays gender blending people.

So race-bating charlatans have joined the parade, and actively encourage the poor disenfranchised LGBT-BLT_WHATEVER people in their pursuit of a world filled with peace, love and understanding.

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Peace Love and Understanding: Exceptions

There will be no peace, love or understanding extended to:

  • Pro-Life Roman Catholics
  • Pro-Life Jews
  • Pro-Life Evangelicals
  • Constitutional Conservatives
  • (special consideration will be extended to Jihadist Muslims)

 Intelectual Copyrights Question

All this lovingness aside, there remains an unanswered question:
Who owns the right to use the rainbow as a branding image? 

And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”
– Genesis 9:13-16

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So we have now established the true ownership of the rainbow, the Creator of the ends of the Earth. Now stop right there. I know what you’re thinking:

“Hey! It’s time we sue the heck out of the LGBT-XYZ Unicornitarians, for copyright infringement!”

But a suit is already in the works. There’s no need to waste energy on it. The Copyright Holder is planning on collecting triple damages…

…soon.

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America Surrenders

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White Flags Mysteriously Replace American Flags Atop Brooklyn Bridge

By Murray Weiss, Janet Upadhye and Aidan Gardiner  on July 22, 2014

MANHATTAN — American flags were removed from atop the Brooklyn Bridge’s two towers Tuesday morning and replaced by white flags, sources said.

Police, including theNYPD‘s counter terrorism and intelligence divisions, were checking surveillance footage from the bridge after images of the white flags hit social media about 7 a.m., sources said.

“Why are there white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge?” City Council member Mark Weprin tweeted at 9:34 a.m.

It was not immediately clear how the white flags, which are usually a military symbol for surrender, got there.

Read more at http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140722/civic-center/white-flags-replace-american-flags-atop-brooklyn-bridge

It’s 11:07 AM EST. This is breaking news, so I encourage the readers to search #brooklynbridge in Twitter, to keep a current newsfeed. ~ TD

Google living up to its motto

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This is just excerpts from a great article, which can be read at: http://www.movieguide.org/news-articles/google-refuses-profit-explicit-material.html?


 

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Google Refuses To Profit from Explicit Material

By Jared Lafitte

Search engine giant Google recently made a groundbreaking decision to eliminate pornography from their advertising…

…Google profits tremendously (literally, billions of dollars each month) from advertising sales in general, and restricting pornography from their advertisements could mean a tremendous loss of income…

…Although this is only a tiny step toward moral transformation in America and beyond, it’s significant because it shows that one of the most powerful companies in the world is putting people above profits and families above advertisers’ wishes…

…Let’s pray that other companies who willfully perpetuate sexually explicit advertising may start to do the same.


 

This is just excerpts from a great article, which can be read at: http://www.movieguide.org/news-articles/google-refuses-profit-explicit-material.html?

Google is huge and mysterious (and scary). When I saw this story I was startled. What I wanted to do was reinforce their right behavior by giving them credit.

It is true that, for all its supposed benefit to society, the internet has also brought the scourge of pornography. If we saw a prostitute doing business in front of our homes, we would call the police . But now, thanks to the internet, prostitutes are soliciting us day and night on computers inside every home and office. And the amount of money Google just gave up in advertising revenues is almost unimaginable.

So, kudos to you, Google, for being a good neighbor, at least on this one issue! 

One candle visible at 30 miles

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LiveScience

How Far Can the Human Eye See?

The Earth’s surface curves out of sight at a distance of 3.1 miles, or 5 kilometers. But our visual acuity extends far beyond the horizon. If Earth were flat, or if you were standing atop a mountain surveying a larger-than-usual patch of the planet, you could perceive bright lights hundreds of miles distant. On a dark night, you could even see a candle flame flickering up to 30 mi. (48 km) away.

Read the rest at: http://www.livescience.com/33895-human-eye.html

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As things get darker out there, let’s keep our little candles burning. ~ TD

President Lucifer on Islam

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”The most dangerous madmen are those created by religion, and people whose aim is to disrupt society always know how to make good use of them on occasion.” – Denis Diderot

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The following is an excerpt from an article on the blog, “NOW THE END BEGINS.” The whole article is worth reading, but I’m concentrating on some of the president’s quotes about islam. ~ TD 


 

40 MIND-BLOWING QUOTES FROM BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA ON ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY

NTEB News Desk | October 2, 2013

WHEN SOMEONE SHOWS YOU WHO THEY ARE, BELIEVE THEM

Well here we go. The green italicized text is my reactions ~ TD

“The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam”
(Is it just me, or does this sound like a veiled threat?)

“The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer”
(What! Not the latest Beyonce show tune?! )

“We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”
(Yeah, where would we be without that big open space in the middle of Manhattan?)

“As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”
(…and Islam intends to collect on that “debt.”)

“Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”
(??????!!!!!!!!!!!)

“Islam has always been part of America”
(You mean my American History teacher lied to me?!)

“We will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities”
(Where? Dearborn, Michigan?)

“These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.”
(Does his face twitch when he says these things?)

“America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”
(In some alternate universe maybe.)

“I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam.”
(After fighting the British, America’s first war, and the founding of the Marine Corps, was against jihadists on the Barbary Coast of Africa. )

“Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.”
(As in, “Rest In Peace you infidels?”)

“So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed”
(So you finally came to the pit of hell?)

“In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.”
(Yeah, like that cool new iJihad App?)

“Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.”
(How does this guy sleep at night?!)

“Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality”
(…and rapes and murders, who’s incidents skyrocket during the “holy” month.)

“The Holy Koran tells us, ‘O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another.’”
(“We have made you?” I thought you just screamed, “There is only one god, and his prophet is Mohammed!”)

“I look forward to hosting an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan here at the White House later this week, and wish you a blessed month.”
(America, you elected this clown! Twice!)

“We’ve seen those results in generations of Muslim immigrants – farmers and factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities, the Muslim innovators who helped build some of our highest skyscrapers and who helped unlock the secrets of our universe.”
(“…helped build some of our highest skyscrapers,” and then knock them down.)

“That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”
(That’s a big job when the “negative stereotypes” are the muslims themselves!)

“I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”
(That’s actually true!!! See Thomas Jefferson for the details.)

Read the whole article at: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=15200

Satan, from the recent TV special, The Bible

Satan, from the recent TV special, The Bible

Advice For The Storm-tossed

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The Storm on the Sea of Galilee – Rembrandt van Rijn

Jesus Calms the Storm

Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”

He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.

The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

– Matthew 8:23-27


What kind of storm threatens you today?

Life in this fallen world serves up all kinds of problems, all the time. And some of those problems are life threatening like that storm.

Jesus rescued the people on the boat with him. But he also asked a puzzling question, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” My answer to His question might have been, “I don’t know, Lord. Maybe it was the big waves, swamped boat, and imminent drowning.” And then He took a very specific action to solve the problem. He spoke to the storm and rebuked it! He spoke to what we would think of as a big, blind, deaf, unthinking force of nature! Why speak to a thing that’s apparently not listening? Was that the faith Jesus wanted to see His disciples use? After all, He had been teaching them things like, “If you speak to this mountain,” in relation to their use of faith.   

They certainly had enough faith to ask the right person to solve the problem. And He did solve it. But He seems to have wanted more from them. They were “the 12,” His own version of “Seal Team 6,” and He expected them to use the moves He had been teaching them.

If you are like me, you were not taught that the power of faith, the kind of faith Jesus chided the disciples for lacking, is often released through the spoken word!

Proverbs 18:21 tells us, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” 

This gives us all the more reason to be careful how we speak. I think that when we use foul language we do not only offend listeners, but we actually reduce the power of our words. We all have times when we need to speak to a situation. If the tongue intended to release the power of God has been weakened, it may not be able to rescue us at a critical moment.

One more example of faith combined with words

When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.”

Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?”

The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment.

– Matthew 8:5-13


BTW, I’m preaching to myself, too. It’s time I clean up my speech. Now please excuse me while I have a few words with my car. :D  
~ TD

 

Mrs. Lucifer wants to help us at the supermarket

What could possibly go wrong?

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EAGnews.org

With nation’s school lunches fundamentally transformed, Michelle O eyes ‘talking shopping carts’

July 18, 2014
BEN VELDERMAN

WASHINGTON, D.C. – First, Michelle Obama seized control of your child’s school lunch and made it “healthy.” Now, the First Lady wants to change the way you buy groceries…

The high-tech carts – which would cost every grocery store about $30,000 to provide – would be physically divided and color coded to help consumers select approved food items. It would also “have a system installed so that when the shopping cart reaches its healthy ‘threshold’ it would congratulate the customer,” FreeBeacon.com reports…

In case that’s not creepy enough, the feds want grocery store employees to serve as government “ambassadors” who can “redirect” food stampers toward healthy items by explaining the various incentive programs and nutritional information…

I’ve excerpted some teaser paragraphs. Please use the following link to read this fantastic article: http://eagnews.org/with-nations-school-lunches-fundamentally-transformed-michelle-o-eyes-talking-shopping-carts/


A little context on Michelle’s spending habits please: 
We sometimes need to go outside America to get a straight message about the Obamas. That’s the case with the following excerpted article.

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Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in public money on her vacations

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Expensive taste: Michelle Obama, pictured yesterday in Massachusetts, has been accused of spending $10m of public money on vacations

The Obamas’ summer break on Martha’s Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets.

But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances.

White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers’ money on vacations alone in the past year.

Branding her ‘disgusting’ and ‘a vacation junkie’, they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol.

The ‘top source’ told the National Enquirer: ‘It’s disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage of her privileged position while the most hardworking Americans can barely afford a week or two off work.

‘When it’s all added up, she’s spent more than $10million in taxpayers’ money on her vacations.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2029615/Michelle-Obama-accused-spending-10m-public-money-vacations.html#ixzz37ppIp6qt

Please note, this article was published in August 2011. Michelle has had a lot more time to spend our money since then!


So the first lady plans to force expensive high tech shopping carts on every supermarket in America. How might that affect our already rising food prices? Remember, when we talk about the cost of food, we are no longer on the subject of extravagances we can’t afford, but on life’s necessities, sometimes bare survival. 

President and Mrs. Lucifer stuffing their faces.

President and Mrs. Lucifer stuffing their faces.

 

President and Mrs. Lucifer stuffing their faces.

They that wait upon the Lord

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“Why do you complain, Jacob?
Why do you say, Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord;
my cause is disregarded by my God”?
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.”
– Isaiah 40:27-31

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Point: Don’t let the bad news and evil reports get you down. If you put your trust in the Lord, and hope in Him, He will give you rest, and renew your strength. If you don’t know God, then I urge you to stop whatever you are doing, and commit your life to Jesus, who gave His life on the cross to pay the price for your sins. He will receive you, and give you rest.

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“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
– John 3:16

~ Trail Dust

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Another dog post

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Smitty must watch Marmaduke

The reason for this post?
We all need a smile. :D