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Finkelstein and Jesus

Jesus was wandering around Jerusalem when he decided that he really needed a new robe.

After looking around for awhile  he saw a sign for Finkelstein, the Tailor.

So, he went in and made the necessary arrangements to have Finkelstein prepare a new robe for him. A few days later, when the robe was finished, Jesus tried it on — and it was a perfect fit!

He asked how much he owed.

Finkelstein brushed him off: “No, no, for the Son of God there’s no charge!  However, may I ask for a small favor. Whenever you give a sermon, perhaps you could just mention that your nice new robe was made by Finkelstein, the Tailor?”

Jesus readily agreed and, as promised, extolled the virtues of his Finkelstein robe whenever he spoke to the masses.

A few months later, while Jesus was again walking through Jerusalem , he happened to walk past Finkelstein’s shop and noted a huge line of people waiting for Finkelstein’s robes.

He pushed his way through the crowd to speak to him, and as soon as Finkelstein spotted Jesus he said: “Jesus, Jesus, look what you’ve done for my business!  Would you consider a partnership?”
“Finkelstein & Jesus.  After all… I am the craftsman.”

“I understand, Mr. Finkelstein.. but I am the son of God,” Jesus replied. 

The two of them debated this for some time.
Their discussion was long and spirited, but ultimately fruitful. They finally came up with a mutually acceptable compromise. A few days later.. the new sign went up over Finkelstein’s shop:
 
 

Lord and Taylor

You know you’re going to pass it on.

~Steve~                                  H/T  I_Man

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The Sunday Funny Papers.

AN ATHEIST AND A BEAR

bear gifAn atheist was taking a walk through the woods, admiring all that evolution had created.

“What majestic trees! What powerful rivers! What beautiful animals!”, he said to himself. As he was walking along the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. When he turned to see what the cause was, he saw a 7-foot grizzly charging right towards him. He ran as fast as he could. He looked over his shoulder and saw that the bear was closing, He ran even faster, crying in fear. He looked over his shoulder again, and the bear was even closer. His heart was pounding and he tried to run even faster. He tripped and fell on the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up, but saw the bear right on top of him, reaching for him with his left paw and raising his right paw to strike him. 

At that moment, the Atheist cried out “Oh my God!….” Time stopped. The bear froze. The forest was silent. Even the river stopped moving. 

As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky, “You deny my existence for all of these years; teach others I don””t exist; and even credit creation to a cosmic accident. Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament? Am I to count you as a believer?” 

The atheist looked directly into the light “It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask You to treat me as Christian now, but perhaps could you make the bear a Christian?” “Very well,” said the voice. 

The light went out. The river ran again. And the sounds of the forest resumed. 

And then the bear dropped his right paw ….. brought both paws together…bowed his head and spoke: “Lord, for this food which I am about to receive, I am truly thankful.”

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~Steve~                       H/T          https://www.jokes.com

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High school valedictorian stuns audience with the Lord's Prayer

This Kid Rocks. Take That You Commie Pinko Doper Diaper Babies.

————————————–   ~ Steve ~ —————————————–
https://www.theblaze.com    Jun. 5, 2013 12:31pm 
Roy Costner IV, a former public school student from South Carolina, stunned the audience at his high school graduation last weekend when he ripped up his previously-approved valedictorian speech, going on, instead, to speak about God — and then deliver the Lord’s prayer.

( In your Face you Satan Worshiping Liberal scum educators )

The act, which drew loud applause, was taken in opposition to the School District of Pickens County’s decision to axe prayers from graduation events, Christian News reports. Officials said that they had recently received complaints from atheist activists and church-state separatists, leading to the removal of invocations from all school events.

( Boo Freakin Hoo. One Atheist complains and 90 % suffer. Barf )

But that didn’t stop Costner.

The Liberty High School ceremony is already making its way into national headlines, as the valedictorian’s actions and the subsequent cheers this past Saturday were caught on video.

As he spoke, Costner went from merely mentioning “the Lord” to jumping right into the well-known prayer.
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“Those that we look up to, they have helped carve and mold us into the young adults that we are today. I’m so glad that both of my parents led me to the Lord at a young age,” he said. “And I think most of you will understand when I say –”

And that’s when he commenced the popular invocation.

“Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name,” Costner continued. “Thy Kingdom come…”

Throughout the entirety of the prayer, cheers and clapping raged. The school district, which, as stated, was already facing scrutiny over graduation prayers earlier this year, has no plans to punish the former student for his actions (after all, he’s no longer under their authority, so what retribution could he receive?).

I Don’t usually ask , but please plaster this to Facebook and wherever else you can. Thank you,   Steve

https://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/05/high-school-valedictorian-stuns-audience-after-he-rips-up-speech-and-delivers-the-lords-prayer-instead-wild-applause-follows/#
 
 

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Athlete pointing to the sky gets track team disqualified

"Excessive" act of celebration

“Excessive” act of celebration

‘Act of faith’ costs track team a win, trip to state championships

UPDATE!!!!    UPDATE!!!

Please read second comment posted. New info came in and we now believe it had nothing to do with praising god. The student was taunting the OPPOSING team  and had been warned. he knew the consequences at this level of competition.

CBS Houston: COLUMBUS, TexasAn act of faith has cost an area track team a win and a chance to advance to the state championships.
This past weekend, the Columbus High School Mighty Cardinals had just won a boys relay race when a runner’s final gesture got them disqualified. As he was crossing the finish line, Derrick Hayes pointed up to the sky. His father believes he was giving thanks in a gesture to God.
“It was a reaction,” father KC Hayes said. “I mean you’re brought up your whole life that God gives you good things, you’re blessed.”
Columbus ISD Superintendent Robert O’Connor said the team had won the race by seven yards. It was their fastest race of the year.
Though O’Connor cannot say why the student pointed, he says it was against the rules that govern high school sports. The rules state there can be no excessive act of celebration, which includes raising the hands.
“I don’t think that the situation was technically a terrible scenario as far as his action, but the action did violate the context of the rule,” Supt. O’Connor said.
But critics, including the runner’s father, see it as a violation of religious freedom. Some of them have even complained to the state, which does not appear to be budging.
“You cross a finish line and you’ve accomplished a goal and within seconds it’s gone,” KC Hayes said. “To see four kids, you know, what does that tell them about the rest of their lives? You’re going to do what’s right, work extra hard, and have it ripped away from you?”
It has proven to be a difficult lesson for a team which showed how well it can win. It must now show how well it can handle loss.
From the Columbus High School web page:
“…we recognize the value to enhance the education and self-esteem of all students…”
Contact information for the school and superintendent:
Jerry Brem, Principal, Columbus High School, 979-732-5746
Columbus ISD Business Office, 979- 732-5704
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Florida Governor Wants Probe of FAU 'Jesus Stomping' Incident

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Apparently a concept not applicable to Christians


Please see FotM’s previous posts on this story here, here and here,
Via wptv.com:

Florida Atlantic University ‘Jesus stomping’ case: Student Ryan Rotelas upset, Rick Scott comments

Posted: 5:20 AM

BOCA RATON, Fla. — State education officials will be taking a closer look at Florida Atlantic University today after Gov. Rick Scott responded to a controversial classroom exercise.
A class, taught by Vice Chairman of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party Deandre Poole, was reportedly following an exercise in the instructor’s manual that had students write the name “Jesus” in large letters on a piece of paper, put the paper on the floor, face up, and after a brief period, tell them to step on the paper.
The exercise was part of a chapter dealing with the power of certain words. One student, a junior named Ryan Rotelas, said he refused to participate.
While the university said Rotelas was never punished for his refusal, the student’s lawyer said school officials told Rotelas he would be suspended.
FAU officials have apologized and said the student will not be punished. They also stated the exercise will not be assigned again.
Gov. Rick Scott wants a detailed report from state university system Chancellor Frank Brogan regarding the incident.
“Whether the student was reprimanded or whether an apology was given is in many ways (inconsequential) to the larger issue of a professor’s poor judgment,” Scott stated in a letter to Brogan. “The professor’s lesson was offensive, and even intolerant, to Christians and those of all faiths who deserve to be respected as Americans entitled to religious freedom.”
Meanwhile, the controversy has prompted the Church of All Nations in Boca Raton to plan a march in response, according to Reverend Mark Boykin.
Reverend Boykin is still fuming over what the FAU student was asked to do in class.
“To write the name of Jesus on a piece of paper, and then to stop and contemplate what they were doing. And then to stomp on it,” says Rev. Boykin.  “We find this to be unconscionable, unprofessional and completely unacceptable.”
This comes despite repeated apologies from FAU leaders.
“We don’t plan to use this exercise again, we apologize to everyone who felt it was too sensitive we recognize that,” says Dr. Charles Brown, Senior Vice President of Student Affairs at FAU.
Dr. Brown says Rotelas was never up for punishment for refusing to step on a piece of paper with Jesus’ names on it. A lawyer for Rotelas says otherwise.
“He met with the school officials about it and was informed of his suspension,” says Hiram Sasser, with the Liberty Institute.
That’s when Sasser says FAU did an about face.
“Their first mistake was backing the professor and the assignment. But then they found out most of America didn’t agree with them,” says Sasser.
Rotelas is back in class, but with a different instructor. He claimed “victory” Tuesday on his Facebook page once the university decided he wouldn’t be punished.
Marissa Bagg WPTV contributed to this report
-End
deandrepoole

The only things missing are the horns


From where I am sitting, it is immaterial how profusely FAU apologizes to Mr. Rotelas at this point, as any apology from the school would ring hollow now.
It is the mentality of the instructor involved, the offensive nature of the assignment in question, and the willingness of those in a position of authority to initially rush to its defense that I find troubling.
I cannot say whether Gov. Scott’s actions are merely political theater, or that he genuinely plans to get to the bottom of the heinous actions on the part of the FAU faculty.
Personally, I hope these people are made examples of, because this sort of thing is becoming far too common on the campuses of American colleges and universities.
To me, this incident rises above mere anti-Christian bigotry, and is very close to meeting what I would define as persecution.
We are not yet one lifetime beyond seeing what religious persecution left unchallenged can ultimately lead to, and Christians would do well to heed that lesson, as three million of them died right along with the Jews in the Hitlerite death camps.
And please spare me the “That could never happen here in ‘civilized’ America” nonsense.
After all, Germany was a civilized nation, too.
-Dave
(h/t: Drudge)
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Washington State Senate to Vote on Abortion Insurance Mandate

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Washington state weighs first-in-the-nation abortion insurance mandate

Published March 24, 2013  / Associated Press

In 1970, Washington became the first — and remains the only — state in the country to legalize elective abortions by a popular vote.
A generation later, and 40 years removed from the landmark United States Supreme Court Roe v. Wade ruling that extended abortion access nationwide, Washington is once again poised to stand out.
With 21 states having adopted bans or severe restrictions on insurance companies from paying for abortions, Washington is alone in seriously considering legislation mandating the opposite.
The Reproductive Parity Act, as supporters call it, would require insurers in Washington state who cover maternity care — which all insurers must do — to also pay for abortions.
The bill passed the state House earlier this month by a vote of 53-43, though it faces an uncertain future in the Senate. A similar bill in the New York state Assembly has been introduced each session for over a decade but has never received a public hearing.

“This is a core value for Washingtonians,” said Melanie Smith, a lobbyist for NARAL Pro-Choice Washington. “We should protect it while we still have it and not leave access to basic health care up to an insurance company.”
The proximate cause of Washington state’s measure is the federal Affordable Care Act. Thanks to language placed in it to assuage anti-abortion congressional Democrats, insurers selling their plans on the state exchanges taking effect next year will have to segregate the premiums they collect for abortion coverage.

You will find the rest of the story here.
Monster

Monster

I hope this idiocy fails to pass, but given that it is Washington state, I have a sick feeling that it will.
I also cannot ignore the irony that Obamacare is going to pay for the murder of unborn children that will not even get a chance at productive lives, yet refuse care for the elderly, most of which have led productive lives and contributed much to this nation, simply because it is considered to be too expensive.
We have now reached the point where government bureaucrats, who have had no medical training outside of applying a band-aid and popping pills, will be deciding who among us lives or dies.
This is not really America anymore, and I cannot help but wonder just when our plug is going to be pulled for good.
-Dave
(H/t: Drudge)

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What Makes Grandmas So Smart?

get-attachment      WHAT MAKES GRANDMAS SO SMART?

I was out walking with my grandson. He picked up something off of the ground and started to put it in his mouth.
I took the item away from him and I asked him not to do that.
“Why?” my grandson asked.
“Because it’s been on the ground; you don’t know where it’s been, it’s dirty, and probably has germs. Sometimes germs make little boys sick and not feel good,” I replied.
At this point, my grandson looked at me with total admiration and asked: “Grandma, how do you know all this stuff? You are so smart.”
I was thinking quickly and said to him, “All Grandmas know stuff. It’s on the Grandma Test. You have to know it, or they don’t let you be a Grandma.”
We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but he was evidently pondering this new information.
“Oh…I get it!” He beamed. So, if you don’t pass the test, you have to be the Grandpa!”
“Exactly,” I replied with a big smile on my face.
When you’re finished laughing, send this to a Grandma you know!!
~Steve~                       H/T    Eowyn’s Pal  Sol

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Forrest Gump Goes To Heaven

The day finally arrived. Forrest Gump dies and goes to Heaven
He is at the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself.
However, the gates are closed,
And Forrest approaches the gatekeeper.

St. Peter said, ‘Well, Forrest, It is certainly good to see you. We have heard a lot about you.
I must tell you, though, that the place is filling up fast,
And we have been administering
An entrance examination for everyone.
The test is short, but you have to
Pass it before you can get into Heaven.’

Forrest responds, ‘It sure is good to be here, St.. Peter, sir.
But nobody ever told me about any entrance
Exam. I sure hope that the test ain’t too hard.
Life was a big enough test
As it was.’

St.. Peter continued, ‘Yes, I
Know, Forrest, but the test is only three questions.

First:
What two days of the week
Begin with the letter T?

Second:
How many seconds are there in a year?

Third:
What is God‘s first name?’

Forrest leaves to think the questions over.
He returns the next day and sees St. Peter, who waves him up, and Says, ‘Now that you have had a chance to think the questions over,
Tell me your answers.’

Forrest replied, ‘Well, the First one — which two days in the week begins with the letter ‘T’?
Shucks, that one is easy. That would be Today and Tomorrow..’

The Saint’s eyes opened wide and
He exclaimed, ‘Forrest, that is not what I was thinking, but you do
Have a point, and I guess I did not specify, so I will give you credit
For that answer. How about the next one?’ asked St. Peter.

‘How many seconds in a year?
Now that one is harder,’ replied Forrest, ‘but I thunk and thunk about
That, and I guess the only answer can be twelve.’

Astounded, St. Peter said, ‘Twelve?
Twelve? Forrest, how in Heaven’s name could you come up with twelve seconds
In a year?’

Forrest replied, ‘Shucks, there’s
Got to be twelve: January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd… ‘

‘Hold it,’ interrupts St. Peter.
‘I see where you are going with this, and I see your point,
Though that was not quite what I had in mind….but I will have to give
You credit for that one, too.
Let us go on with the third and final question.
Can you tell me God’s first name’?

‘Sure,’ Forrest replied,
‘it’s Andy.’

‘Andy?’ exclaimed an exasperated
And frustrated St Peter.

‘Ok, I can understand how you
Came up with your answers to my first two questions,
But just how in the
World did you come up with the name Andy as the first name of God?’

‘Shucks, that was the easiest
One of all,’ Forrest replied. ‘I learnt it from the song,
ANDY WALKS WITH ME,
ANDY TALKS WITH ME,
ANDY TELLS ME I AM HIS OWN.’

St. Peter opened the Pearly Gates,
And said: ‘Run, Forrest, run~

H/T   Grouchy

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Albert Einstein: 10 of his best quotes

Albert Einstein’s theory about how fast the universe is expanding has been proved correct by British scientists who praised his “incredible accuracy”. He was known for words and phrases and here are 10 of his best quotes.

  1. My Uncle Al A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
  2. Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.
  3. Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.
  4. The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
  5. I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice.
  6. Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
  7. I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
  8. The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
  9. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.
  10. I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones

 
~Steve~                                        H/T  Igor

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My New Hero, Alexis deTocqueville

I had thought Thomas Jefferson to be the wisest, or shall we say able to see what was coming. The more I Quote Alexis deTocqueville, the more I see he was at least on par with Jefferson. Just some quotes. for today.
——————————— Steve  ——————————————

In New England every citizen is instructed in the elements of human knowledge; he is also taught the doctrine and the evidences of his religion; he must know the history of his country and the main features of its Constitution. In Connecticut and Massachusetts you will very seldom find a man whose knowledge of all these things is only superficial, and anybody completely unaware of them is quite an oddity.

The safeguard of morality is religion, and morality is the best security of law as well as the surest pledge of freedom.

Alexis DeTocqueville, French philosopher

The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is imposible to make them conceive the one without the other.

Alexis DeTocqueville, French philosopher

From the earliest settlement of the emigrants, politics and religion contracted an alliance which has never been dissolved.

Alexis DeTocqueville

I do not question that the great austerity of manners that is observable in the United States arises, in the first instance, from religious faith.

Alexis DeTocqueville

I do not know whether all Americans have a sincere faith in their religion – for who can read the secrets of the heart? – but I am certain that they hold it be indispensable to the maintainance of republican institutions. This opinion is not peculiar to a class of citizens or a party, but it belongs to the whole nation and to every rank of society.

Alexis DeTocqueville

Men think that the greatness of the idea of unity lies in means. God sees it in the end. It is for that reason that the idea of greatness leads to a thousand mean actions. To force all men to march in step toward the same goal – tthat is a human idea. To encourage endless variety of actions but to bring them about so that in a thousand different ways all tend toward the fulfillment of one great design – that is a God-given idea.

Alexis DeTocqueville, French philosopher

…what does decide events, gentlemen, is the essential spirit of the government…for God’s sake, change the spirit of the government, for that spirit, I repeat, is leading you to the abyss.

Alexis DeTocqueville, to a EuropeanChamber of Deputies

Therefore, in all matters concerning the duties of citizens toward each other he (the individual) is subordinate. In all matters that concern himself alone he remains the master; he is free and owes an account of his actions to God alone. From this derives the maxim that the individual is the best and only judge of his own interest and that society has no right to direct his behavior unless it feels harmed by him or unless it needs his concurrence.

Alexis deTocqueville, French philosopher

Do you not see that religions are growing weak and that the conception of the sanctity of rights is vanishing? Do you not see that mores are changing and that the moral conception of rights is being obliterated with them?
Alexis deTocqueville, French philosopher

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