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Quote# 57819

[this is the beginning of a thread]
i want to know the scientific explination for everything.

you can give it to me one thing at a time.

but.....

i will employ in my acceptance the same rule all atheists here seem to employ us Christians.

NO internet sources
NO study information
NO book references
NO TV specials
NO word-of-mouth references

All of these are unreliable as sources for Christians, so they are also for non-Christians.


in other words, the existance of Darwin will, for the purpose of this thread, be considered a myth.
as for any other scientist outside of me and you.

............................................GO!!!!

ryanviolence, WWGHA Forum 71 Comments [2/4/2009 5:41:21 PM]
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Quote# 141507

Hawaii uses sex appeal to lure tourists and make money. Christianity is all but banned in Hawaii. At a minimum, Christianity is hated and despised in the Hawaiian islands. When I visited Oahu in 2011, I listened to a local guide speaking to a group of about 100 tourists at the big tree at Waikiki Beach. He demonized Christianity, blaming the missionaries for prohibiting ancestral Hawaiians from doing the sexy hula dance, and from speaking the native Hawaiian language. The truth is that perverted Mormons persecuted the ancestral Hawaiians, and not Christians of any sort. Mormons are sex perverts, not true Christians.

Certainly, the hula dance is filthy, lustful and provocative and should be discouraged by anyone who loves God and values the Lord's righteous opinion. The Lord commands Christian women in 1st Timothy 2:9 to cloth themselves in modest apparel. Of course, the world is dead and has always been dead in trespasses and sins as Ephesians 2:1-2 teaches. Unsaved Hawaiians who worship the earth will never honor nor obey the God of Christianity and the holy Bible. Choose ye this day whom ye will serve? As for me and my house, we WILL serve the Lord! (Joshua 24:15). We are living in an evil generation that does not consider itself wicked. Proverbs 30:12, “There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.”

Don't you dare! Don't you dare profess to love the Lord as a Christian man if you sit and behold young sexy women in mini-skirts and skimpy underwear, sensually gyrating their hips from side-to-side, shaking their butts erotically and seducing the crowd by their hellish behavior!!! Don't you dare! PUT SOME CLOTHES ON YOU WHORES!!! Oh how America needs preaching and praying preachers! This weak-kneed wicked generation of fornicating, baby-murdering, sodomizing, lying, blasphemers is on a fast-track to Hell.

By the way, who do you think God is more pleased with: a Christian like me who makes some noise and preaches against lewdness, immodesty and the lack of morality these days, or the world dead in trespasses and sins that disregard morality and use sexual appeal to boost ratings to increase profits? You know the answer! Without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Faith is doing things God's way. Men walk by sight instead of by faith (2nd Corinthians 5:8), because they do not fear God (Romans 3:18). I fear God, and you should too if you're smart.

David J. Stewart, God Loves People 15 Comments [12/15/2018 1:41:16 PM]
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Quote# 141511

What does the Bible say about ‘Thanos and his ‘Infinity Stones”?

As Christians, there is so much we can say about this very popular ‘hot topic’, but it’s simply not worth our precious time dwelling on it for too long. However, I do want to address it a little as the whole ‘Avengers Infinity War’ craze is influencing millions of children all around the world, so it’s another great opportunity to share the TRUTH with them.

So, here are some of the immediate things that I think about when I look at ‘Thanos and his quest for the Infinity Stones’.
The Gauntlet

And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: – Genesis 3:22

The very first mention of the word “hand” in Scripture is just after man has sinned against God for the first time. So it’s interesting that in order to acquire all the ‘universal power’ that this Thanos character desires, he needs SIX (the number of man and the beast – Revelation 13:18) stones to insert in a ‘glove’ he wears on his hand. If he gets all of these stones, then he can pretty much do whatever he wants in the universe, including completely destroying all life in it.

Now of course, this particular situation is just comic book fiction, BUT, in reality there IS indeed one who wants (and has always wanted) this same power and worship – Satan, the Devil.

From before time began for man, Lucifer (as was Satan’s original, good name) has wanted ultimate power, and to be like God Almighty. This is what caused him to rebel against God in the first place – the sin of pride:

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. – Isaiah 14:12-14.

During the Tribulation period (the terrible 7 years of time that is fast approaching), standing in the midst of the development of the third temple in Jerusalem, the Antichrist (another ‘label’ for the Devil) will declare himself to be God:

When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) – Matthew 24:15.

And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate … And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. – Daniel 11:31, 36-38.

The Antichrist will profess to be God in the flesh (2 Thess. 2). And as such, he will install himself as the object of worship (Rev. 13).

Satan has always desired to be like God. He wasn’t happy with what he was given; he wanted to be on the same level as God Almighty.

God created Lucifer the most beautiful being, covered in all sorts of precious stones:

Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. – Ezekiel 28:13-15.

But when Lucifer sinned and rebelled against God, he was thrown out of Heaven, and then given the new name of Satan – the deceiver.

That’s another interesting thought about Thanos’ need for these precious stones, and that he cannot do anything without them. It’s almost like an example of Satan’s original beauty and status that he so desperately wants to get back.
The Infinity Stones

I’ve taken a quick look at each of these fictional stones and their fictional meanings, and had some immediate Bible verses spring to mind as I read (there’s so many other verses!). I’ve listed them here for you to read and study yourself, which hopefully will then give you confidence to witness to your friends and family who enjoy all the Avengers stuff, about the TRUTH as written in God’s word.
Space Stone

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Creates interstellar bridges from one end of space to the other.

I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. – 2 Corinthians 12:2.

Paul was caught up from Earth into Heaven.

And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. – Acts 8:39.

Philip was transported miles in a blink of an eye.

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. – 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17.

All saved Christians will be caught up in the air in a twinkling of an eye (1 Corinthians 15:52) to meet the Lord Jesus Christ.

By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. – Hebrews 11:5.

Enoch was translated from Earth to Heaven immediately.

Only God Almighty can do all this, and He doesn’t need any gauntlet or precious stones! God is Omnipresent.
Mind Stone

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Primarily used to control minds.

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. – 2 Corinthians 4:3-4.

The greatest and most difficult battlefield today is not found in ‘Wakanda’ or on another planet, it’s in our minds.

The god of this world is Satan, and he blinds the minds of people from the Truth of God’s word and the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Devil does this through many various methods, such as keeping us as busy as possible with the things of the world.

People are so distracted with what the world is doing or has to offer, that they simply do not have time to think about the things of God – Bible, life, death, eternity, love, compassion, and so on. This is what Satan wants, because by keeping people away from the Truth of the Bible, he is keeping them on the road to Hell. He also uses false teachings, religions, ‘good’ deeds, and many other deceptions to achieve his goal of sending as many people as possible to Hell when they die.

God Almightly wants to make you free from this deception:

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. – John 8:32.

He wants you free from the bondage of sin, and offers His salvation free of charge to anyone who believes on the Lord Jesus Christ.

God is Omniscient.
Reality Stone

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Turns matter into dark matter by binding with a host and absorbing their life force.

Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. – John 8:41-44.

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. – Ephesians 6:11-12.

(See the Armour of God post for more on this).

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: – 1 Peter 5:8.

Everyone is born with the Devil as their father, because everyone is born in sin. The Devil enjoys keeping his children in the bondage of sin and darkness. He destroys them through drugs, war, violence, crime, diseases, deception, etc.; this is the reality of life.

Satan wants people dead as quickly as possible so that they don’t have time to learn about and accept the free gift of salvation that God offers everyone through the Lord Jesus Christ’s blood and His death, burial, and resurrection.

In order for a person to get into Heaven when they die, they MUST be born again in this life by the Spirit of God (John 3:3). Learn how this is done, by visiting the Salvation page.
Power Stone

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Destroys planets just by touching the stone to the surface.

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. – Matthew 28:18.

Absolute and unlimited.

I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; – 2 Timothy 4:1.

And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; – 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9.

When the Lord Jesus Christ returns, it won’t be as a baby in manger again. No sir, He means business!

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. – 2 Peter 3:9-10.

God is Omnipotent.
Time Stone

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Can reverse or accelerate time.

(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.) – 2 Corinthians 6:2.

Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. – Proverbs 27:1.

God lives in eternity where He alone controls everything. No one knows when He will return, so you must come to Him today for salvation before it’s too late!
Soul Stone

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Not much is known, but is considered the greatest threat out of all six Infinity Stones.

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. – Genesis 2:7.

And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy1 soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God. – Luke 12:16-21.

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. – Matthew 10:28.

Everyone is a living soul. The body dies, but the soul does not – it goes to either Heaven or Hell. Dying without Christ is the greatest threat to every unsaved person, because it means that your soul will spend eternity in Hell and torments. Get right with God today to guarantee your place in Heaven.
Final Thoughts

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. – Genesis 1:1.

Friend, God Almighty is the Creator of all things. He loves you and wants you to be with Him in eternity when you die. If you are not a saved Christian, then make sure you get right with God today, because without Him, you are condemned in this life, and also after you die, where you will spend eternity in Hell. This won’t be God’s fault (nothing is), it will be YOURS, because you have rejected the free gift of salvation that He has provided through the Lord Jesus Christ.

Make sure that your ‘Avengers loving friends’ also know about this!

And remember, the Devil is already a defeated foe. When God is finished with him, his eternal destination is the lake of fire; DON’T go there with him!

And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. – Revelation 20:9-10.

Oh yes…

Just because we can see the Devil in the Thanos character, does NOT mean that we can see God in the Avengers characters. Certainly NOT! But that’s for another post in 2019 perhaps.

getbibleteaching, Get Bible Teaching 11 Comments [12/15/2018 2:45:34 PM]
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Quote# 141489

Atheists follow a Satanic religion known as Veganism. Many have become deceived by this false religion (veganism), and have forsaken the religion of truth, Islam. Animals were not created to become our idols or gods, they were created to become our food source and slaves. Our Creator Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala has specifically commanded in the Qur'an that a cow that does not produce milk must be slaughtered immediately to feed the poor and hungry. In fact, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala has commanded that animals must obey their human masters. It was recorded in Sahih Bukhari, a baby donkey had kicked it's own master, and as punishment, that donkey was thrown into the lion's den where it was eaten alive by hungry lions. It's soul was then cast into Jahanamm (Hell). Allah Aza Wa Jal created animals for our benefit, and refusing to eat that which Allah has provided is an act of direct disobedience. Vegetarians and Vegans are destined to burn in Jahannam (Hell) because their worship the devil Shaytaan by following his ideology. In Hell, Vegans and Vegatarians shall watch their own animals being tortured and killed by demons while they burn. Islam is very clear about sin. When a person commits a sin, he is placing his entire family at risk of Jahannam (Hell). Sin is a disease, and family members shall inherit the punishment.

Accepting Reality, Y! answers 47 Comments [12/13/2018 6:37:30 PM]
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Quote# 141510

Today's Laugh 12-1-18



Caption 1: "The left vs. conservatives" (something is randomly labelled "Antifa" and two men with masks and turbans are labelled "Mao" and "Che". Both appear to be fighting.)

Caption 2: "The left vs. literature"
A sign in the background reads "Banned from School" and the following list appears: "RUDOLPH" - promotes bullying; "SANTA" - capitalist; "LORD OF THE RINGS" - Racist portrayal of orcs as inferior; "DANIEL BOONE" - nationalist; "LITTLE HOUSE" - sexist; "GRINCH" - belittles deformities; "LASSIE" - animal exploitation; "SCROOGE" - promotes Christianity; "FROSTY" - climate change denial.

Just Mat:
They guzzle sewage from hell while finding everything good, wholesome, beneficial to humanity, helpful and just plain enjoyable and fun as evil. Actually, they are the type who can never be "happy" until they have made everyone else (except their own filthy ilk) miserable. And they use the bludgeon of illegally passed laws supported by illegal judges to beat true people over the heads with. I say "true people" because these things have lost every shred of humanity and have become vicious rabid (but sentient and trained) animals. And that fact that they can still think on some level makes them a threat to people.

Mick Williams:
I think there are 2 main reasons why they can't debate: one is not having a leg to stand on; the other is being a product of the leftist education system. They don't know history or logic.

Mick Williams:
When you throw punches like girls, it's necessary to outnumber conservatives 20 to 1.

Lady Checkmate:
Smh. Those cry-bullies will only physically attack others when they outnumber them 20 to 1 (cowards) and those monsters would rather sexually exploit children than show them wholesome tv shows and cartoons. They support sexual deviants reading books to preschoolers at the library (priming them for child-rape), but take issue with those same children hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. SMH. Children need to know that God loves them and He has a plan for their lives. But, the child-rape advocates don't want children to know the Truth, so they fight anything wholesome, pure and righteous. They're disgusting filth.
Matthew 18:6 (KJV)
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Mick Williams:
Yep, and a lot of these guys wearing millstones are going to be dressed in drag--former child cultivators.

Mick Williams, Disqus - Faith & Religion 16 Comments [12/15/2018 1:42:39 PM]
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Quote# 141512

Avengers: Infinity War Twists Biblical Truth!

As people around the world were introduced to the complex character that is Thanos in the latest 'Avengers: Infinity War,' many, especially Christians, may not have noticed the obvious anti-christ message that is throughout the film. This shouldn't come as a surprise as Marvel is not only a secular enterprise, but one of entertainment, meant not only distract, but also indoctrinate the masses into subtle ideologies that point to the earliest myths of the Sumerian pantheon. It is this play on the old Sumerian mythos that allows for the mocking of Yahweh. But moreover, an informed Christian would notice the many Bible passages that may have played a role in conceptualizing the Thanos character, or aid his actions in the film. These are just my opinions after watching the film, let me explain why I feel this way.

WARNING! SPOILER ALERT!

1. The Only Mention of Jesus Christ
The film mentions Jesus' name once. In the scene, Tony Starks (Ironman) is conversing with StarLord (Peter Quill), on how to defeat Thanos. In response to Ironman talking trash to StarLord about what "Lord" he serves, a quick witted Quill retorted to the effect of, "Who do you think I answer to, Jesus?" (Might not have been the exact quote as I am writing this from memory). This implied that Jesus Christ is a myth in the Marvel universe, worthy of mockery, while the "real" superheroes are planning to defend against the psychotic alien trying to kill off half the population of the universe by taking it over.

2. Thanos Declares "I AM"
This particular phrase is known to be one used by God in the Old and New Testaments. The phrase was also played upon a lot in a previous Avengers film, 'Age of Ultron' where both Ultron and Vision (Mind stone) quote the phrase, as if they are declaring they are God! But ironically similar to how polemic literature is found throughout the Bible, and other ANE writings, Thanos declaring himself as the "I AM" in "Infinity War" in particular, is not only a mocking of God in the Bible, but also portrays the fulfillment of the man of sin, who sits on the temple of God, declaring himself to BE GOD (2 Thess. 2:4).

Exodus 3:14 "God said to Moses, “ I AM WHO I AM.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘ I AM has sent me to you.’”"

John 8:58 "Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am."

3. Those Killed by Thanos are "SAVED"?
This one in particular was quite grotesque to the discerning Christian. Thanos' logic was based around the concept of finding balance with nature at all cost. The idea is one eerily familiar to conspiracy analysts, who have pointed out the strange markings on the Georgia Guidestone's that reads, "Maintain Humanity Under 500,000,000 in Perpetual Balance with Nature." It is suspected that the Guidestone's were built by a wealthy Rosicrucian whose ideas seemed to be familiar to that of the "globalist elite." Nevertheless, this philosophy of "balance with nature," was one that Thanos defaulted on frequently.

To put this philosophy into practice, Thanos spent much of his time going around conquering worlds, killing half of their respective population, while the other half is allowed to live and "thrive." In one flashback scene to the planet Zen-Whoberi, where Thanos adopts a young girl, Gamora, it shows the Thanos army taking over the otherwise peaceful civilization, forcing people to choose between allegiance to Thanos, or death (Reflection of Mark of the Beast prophecy in Revelation 13 & foreshadowed in Daniel 2 with Nebudchanezzar and the image.) But the language used during the conquest was that of "salvation," honoring Thanos and thanking him for bringing this alleged new freedom. What is implied is that genocide at the hands of Thanos is actually a good thing for that civilization, similar to how Yahweh desired conquest of Canaan which lead Israel into salvation. This theme will reoccur as we look at other angles to why Thanos is the false depiction of Yahweh.

4. Twisting Biblical Theology
Christians might be familiar with the phrase, "God is good, all the time...and all the time, God is good!" This theology-in-a-phrase represents the concept that God is good, no matter what circumstances of the moment dictates. The analogy of the ant on a painting is often used; the ant, thinking he is walking across the most rigorous terrain of mountain's and valley's with changing colors and textures, doesn't realize that he is actually walking on the most beautiful conceivable painting, which is only possible to see if one steps far away from the painting. If we are to abuse the analogy, Thanos' painting is basically one of those really ugly nonsensical modern scribbles. That is to say, his idea of "ultimate good" is flawed, especially since it's predicated on the concept of "balance with nature."

5. The Infinity Stones Themselves
In the film, the Infinity Stones each have a particular characteristic. They are as follows, Space, Reality, Power, Soul, Mind, and Time. It has been my opinion since the first they introduced the Thanos character on screen, that the infinity stones were modeled after the Sumerian Me (meh). In Sumerian mythos like "Enki and the World Order" and "Inanna and Enki: The Transfer of the Arts of Civilization from Eridu to Uruk" the Me are mentioned as powerful objects of power. There are several more than 6 categories of power that can be obtained with each Me. Here are some example: Godship, Truth, Descent into the nether world, Ascent from the nether world, Power, Enmity, The destruction of cities, Terror, Victory, Judgment, and many more.

The idea of Thanos obtaining the 6 stones to gain power might have parallels to reality, especially concerning future events foretold in the Bible. For example, the second half of Revelation 13:2 says, "...And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority." The "it" here is the final conglomerate beast headed by the Antichrist or man of sin. Notice that he is given power, throne, and authority. Power is clearly one of the Me's on the list, as is The throne of kingship. While there is not an identical "authority" Me on the list, it could be argued that "Law," "Judgment," and "Decision" would fall under the heading. It's unclear if this connection to the Biblical antichrist was intentional, or unintentional depictions of biblically eschatological events. But, given the Sumerian cosmological framework, it would reduce Yahweh (or the Antichrist...however you interpret it) into a mere mortal, proclaiming to be a lower case g-god, seeking power in this finite world. Such an idea is diametrically opposed to the one true God, who is the Creator of all.

6. Cursed with Knowledge
In one scene, when Thanos is giving a pretty heavy beating on Ironman, Thanos stops and admires him. Something about the character of Tony Starks intrigued Thanos, as he mentioned the both of them were "cursed with knowledge." This is another line rich with biblical reference. Of course there is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that was forbidden to be eaten in the garden of Eden. But it's not likely that his mention of being "cursed with knowledge" was an acknowledgment of being in a fallen state (especially since he's not technically human). But more likely, this is the depiction of "ye shall be as gods" as promised by the shinning one, the ancient serpent; a lie that would lead one to seek infinite power over the universe.

Genesis 4 recounts of the descendants of Cain, who built the first city named Enoch. Within the city were many developments in technology necessary for civilization. The knowledge gained happens to overlap with some of Me discussed earlier (ex. metal workings). The book of Enoch fills in the colors of this event by suggesting that this was forbidden knowledge being passed down from the Watchers to humanity. This get's into divine council theology that I don't have room for here. But rest assured, it's all over the Bible. The judgment of these Watchers is outlined in Psalm 82, which again is quoted by Jesus in John 10:34 to prove His deity (this passage does not teach that humans are gods as some suggest.)

The bottom line is that we do live in a world where forbidden knowledge was passed to humanity. But the track record for humanity isn't good, since destruction seems to follow every major technological development. But getting back to the ideals of Thanos, in this particular instance, the burden of having so much knowledge somehow gives him the right to act in a different set of morals, one that happens to be quite destructive for everyone else.

7. The Sacrifice of a Child
When half of the people of the planet Zen-Whoberi were being slaughtered by Thanos' army, the number two guy announced that all the people killed would become "children of Thanos." The irony was in the that Thanos himself actually found favor in a little girl named Gamora, who later rebelled against her adopted father (she is one of the Guardians of the Galaxy and love interest with StarLord, Peter Quill). In fact, the concept of Gamora rebelling against her father is similar to the account of the satan, the adversary, whose pride turned him away from the Father. In this context, Thanos is depicted as the unjust "Father" with the righteous rebellious Gamora as the "Lucifer" good character.

In a dramatic scene to acquire the soul stone, Thanos sacrifices his own adopted daughter Gamora. Of course, the theme of the father sacrificing the child as a ransom to acquire something is obvious. But the prize of that sacrifice is what is being used to manipulate the unwitting Christian. In the biblical account, the sacrifice of Jesus, His one and only begotten Son, was to pay for the sins of all mankind for all eternity. In the case of Thanos, the sacrifice was for the single purpose of achieving more power, in order to become more godlike in the Marvel universe. To the subconscious mind of the Christian, the message being implanted was one of equating the lack of morals in Thanos with the alleged lack of morals in Yahweh. But it's clear when spelled out in this way, that the object of that sacrifice is what differentiates between the Gospel message, and Thanos the villain.

As a side note, the sacrifice takes place between two pillars, a motief that represents Boaz-Jachin and the pillars at the entrance of Solomons temple. The idea being that it represented the gates to heaven. Perhaps in the case of Thanos, it was actually his own gate to hell.

8. The day of rest
When Thanos was asked what he would do if he accomplished his mission, he simply replied, "rest." As a spoiler, he achieves his objective and half of the population dies (more on that next). Thanos is then depicted on a peaceful mountainous garden, where he sat and looked way too content. In other words....rest. Of course, a mocking of God's 7th day of rest after creation is in reference here.

9. The Rapture Event
The film ends with half of the population of the universe fading away into dust (Gen. 3:19, Ps. 104:29). Not only is the "dust to dust" at play here, but the event is depicted similarly to how the rapture event has been interpreted. While there is an in house debate about the timing of the rapture, some have argued that a rapture doesn't exist at all in the bible. Let me refute that quickly by stating that in 1 Thessalonians 4:17, the word for "caught up" in the Greek is Harpazo, which translated into Latin, became Rapturo, which became the English, Rapture. So yes, there is a rapture in the Bible. But the harvest is one where God saves and protects. In the case of Thanos, the saving and protecting are for the ones left behind, not the ones taken. In other words, as he stated himself, an equilibrium had to be forced upon all of creation to "balance nature."

He even stated that he was the only one who had the fortitude and guts to actually pull it off. So salvation was for the ones who lived, not the ones killed. So while Christians may have been triggered with thoughts of the biblical rapture, in reality, the messaging was one that twists the reality of the Scriptures, and turns what is meant to be a glorious event that God carries out, and depict it as the most epic act of evil in comic book history.

CONCLUSION
It's clear that Thanos was inspired by Yahweh in one way or another. But the manifestation of the character seemed to have occurred through the filter of ancient Sumerian mythology, and thus, minimizing the one true God of the Bible. While most folks would argue that films like these are merely meant for entertainment, it's impossible to ignore the correlations here.

facelikethesun, steemit 13 Comments [12/15/2018 2:45:44 PM]
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Submitted By: Denizen

Quote# 57796

Has anyone noted how open Creationist / "Creation" Scientists are to open debates in public forums, in scientific circles and schools? Whereas, Evolutionists / "Evolutionary" Scientists seem to avoid these forums whenever possible? Instead of being champions of "Free Thought" like Creationist demonstrate over and over... Evolutionists resort to insulting, marginalizing, undermining and restricting "Free Thought" that oppose them - Why? If they are right about this topic, why don't they seize each & every opportunity to prove it?

[NOTE: It is equally wrong for any religion to "force" or "shame" a belief system (i.e. like Creationism) on anyone. It violates an individual's God-given right to "Self-determination" and "Choice."]

And if Creationists are so wrong... then why are they so willing to talk out in the open; invite debate & discussion on such a foolish belief? People on the losing end of ANY debate (i.e. lacking facts, evidence, commonsense, stats...etc) AVOID open debates... seek to control what others believe... belittle non-conformists ...and... ahhh... hmmm... these sounds of 'retreat' sound more like strategy used by the all knowing Evolutionists... -interesting.

-You decide...

jdhowes, livescience 66 Comments [2/4/2009 2:44:31 PM]
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Quote# 57931

Better to be anti “science” and pro-God than anti-God and pro- “science”. Science won’t get you to Heaven.

ToGodBeTheGlory, Free Republic 73 Comments [2/4/2009 3:46:04 PM]
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Submitted By: Ivy Mike

Quote# 57795

Warning: Former Evolutionist's Testimony...

Evolution Definition: The changing of one species into an entirely new lifeform.

Occam's Razor: "When you have two competing theories that make exactly the same predictions, the simpler one is the better."

As a former, super devout evolutionist... this simple approach, mixed with that old fashioned scientific method (Theory, Observation & Conclusion)... and using just plain old commonsense... forever destroyed my faith in evolution... why?

1. Neither Creationism nor Evolution can be proven by the Scientific Method. (i.e. -neither can be observed)

2. Only Creationism honestly explains (in simple terms) where Space, Time, Energy & Matter came "from" 1 second before the Big Bang. Evolution cannot... why? Unlike Creationism (a supernatural / Trans-reality concept) ... Evolution can only explain what happened 1 Second "After" the Big Bang... because it is completely stuck with time & space. It does not know where Space, Time, Energy & Matter came from.

3. Why is it so hard to believe there is a Super Scientist (called God) with a lab existing outside our reality who intelligently planned & cooked up this awesomely cool reality (With such diversity... exists?

4. Creationism explains that a perfectly created life form was designed (with 1 or 2 sexes per species) and is perfectly suitable for its environment... or able to adapt (without changing species) to other environments.

5. Evolution cannot explain how changing species (or half baked) lifeforms in the middle of change could survive, adapt, mate and/or survive. Single sex lifeforms... perhaps... but we have two sex species on this planet. So, how did male & female species know how & when to evolve into a new sexually compatible lifeform... at the same time... in the same locale in order to mate, reproduce and prevent extinction? Random chance? Repeated billions of times for each life form? And you laugh at our belief in a Creator who did all this... intentionally? - Wow!

6. Scientist can't make up their minds about evolution... life... the beginnings of our reality. I got tired of them always changing their minds. They are frustrated little 'gods' who like to complicate the simplistic... because if God exists... that's just too humbling for many to handle.

Conclusion: The Creation Museum is open to scrutiny... they don't mind... they love discussing the science, facts, proofs that (don't prove) but best & easily support their beliefs better than Evolutionists do. They don't shy away from talking to Evolutionists... just the opposite.

I grew up watching Evolutionists insult and arrogantly close their minds to "alternate" beliefs... especially supernatural ones... that threatened their fragile belief system. Evolutionists see "truth" as something to fear... and perhaps they are right. But for the Creationist... truth is a welcomed friend.

jdhowes, livescience 60 Comments [2/4/2009 7:44:13 PM]
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Quote# 141490

Is Jesus from the Walking Dead TV show actually the real Jesus?

No, there are multiple ‘saviors’ on the TV Show, but only one in real life.

Not being familiar with this series, I can’t tell whether there are good moral lessons.

It may be helpful to examine just who Jesus was. A man who could say, “Before Abraham was, I AM,” or “I AM the Resurrection and the Life,” but also weep publicly at the death of his friend Lazarus, is no ordinary mortal. If HE was the Messiah, he certainly fulfilled all the prophesies about HIM.

Why would we need the Messiah? Because Adam & Eve disobeyed their Creator, ate of the fruit of the Forbidden Tree, thus committing the Original Sin; a sin so serious that it destroyed grace in their souls, closed Heaven, and was passed on to their descendants. Since the offense was directly against God Himself, it could only be repaired or overcome by a Divine Person, and that Person was Jesus Christ!

Sounds like a fairy tale? No one knows the particulars—what did Adam & Eve look like, [hint: they certainly did not ACT like apes]; what did the Garden of Eden look like; what did the Serpent look like; what kind of fruit did they eat; what did the Tree look like? Or is this some kind of myth produced in order to explain why humans are so different from the other living creatures on this Earth?

There had to be first parents. Of all visible and living creatures, we seem to be the only ones with Free Will. Humans invent, anything from automobiles to pins; brute beasts do not. Humans build houses and skyscrapers; brute beasts build nests and beaver-houses, but each species seems to make the same kind of house—except humans!

Jesus Christ came in order to repair the damage caused by Original Sin. Does the TV show do that? Jesus is called ‘savior’ because HE alone suffered and died for mankind, thus saving us from our sins. Does anyone do this in the TV show?

Hope that helps!

Richard Quenneville Richard Quenneville, Quora 14 Comments [12/13/2018 6:38:48 PM]
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Submitted By: Denizen

Quote# 57687

Why? Someone tell me why! God is so silent now! I used to ask and have Him answer me! I would talk to Him and He to me. But now it is like a strained relationship. He does not talk anymore. He is strangly silent. Does it say anything about this in the Word? I would like to know...

jesusiscomin, Rapture Ready 74 Comments [2/4/2009 7:46:43 PM]
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Quote# 141498

Salvation is so simple that most people miss it!!!

David J. Stewart, Jesus is Savior 7 Comments [12/15/2018 1:16:18 PM]
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Quote# 141407

Since salvation is by an act of God, the raising to life those dead in sin, then it is not a requirement that sinners are persuaded of the truth of the gospel by the arguments we present.

Equally, the Resurrection could be described as a stumbling block, for how can a dead man rise from the dead? Are you therefore going to omit the resurrection because it is a stumbling block to belief?

Evolution is not 'the best fit for the facts', for it fits none of the facts of science. We do not see any malleability of life at the highest level, all we see is minor changes. There has been an experiment under way since February 1988 to measure Evolution in the E. coli bacteria. Although they claim to have to have seen Evolution in reality there has been none. The E. coli remain E. coli.

We are called to proclaim the whole council of God, not just those things that seem reasonable to our hearers.

Martin, Premier 8 Comments [12/1/2018 3:56:18 PM]
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Quote# 141409

Evolution is a religion that people believe in. Nobody's ever seen a frog produce a non-frog or a cow produce a non-cow. You can believe it if you want (and you obviously do), but I don't think you understand what evolution really teaches. I show every night for the last 60-some nights, right from the textbooks, there was a big bang where nothing exploded and then earth cooled down, developed a hard rocky crust, and it turned into soup from the rain, and the soup came alive. That is all part of the evolution theory.

Now in the last 10 years when you guys' feet have been held to the fire, you've tried to narrow evolution down to variations within different animals. There's a whole lot more to it than that. I give six definitions and you're gonna show it in a minute, and my six divisions of that slippery word "evolution" are correct. I think you don't know anything about evolution. I think you believe a lot of things. You have a great faith; it's an admirable faith. But you don't know anything about evolution.

Kent Hovind, Youtube 14 Comments [12/1/2018 3:58:07 PM]
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Quote# 141505

I have heard that some thought marco Polo saw Dinosaurs being held in large cages by Emperor of China when he arrived there!

Yeshua1, BaptistBoard 8 Comments [12/15/2018 1:39:03 PM]
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Submitted By: Kang

Quote# 141503

Family Friendly Gaming, the industry leader in covering the family friendly video games is bringing back a popular series on the dark side of gaming. Will there be more issues in this series in the future? That is up to you. If there is a massive support for this series and we can come up with new ideas to write about then the answer is yes. If there is not much support, and we can come up with no new ideas then the answer is no. It is a scary time in our world and in our country. There are those that have embraced the redefinitionist movement and embraced redefined words, morals, ethics, deeds, institutions, roles, and more. In almost every case those that have embraced these redefinitions are actually openly rebelling against God. They try to terrorize anyone who stands up for God. They attempt to silence anyone who embraces traditional definitions of words, morals, ethics, deeds, institutions, roles, and more. We are seeing this in the video game industry as well. In some ways it has gotten even more scary as there are people actually embracing darkness in the video game industry.

Look at how many of the “popular” games on the worldly gaming websites and magazines have you play the bad guy. Look at how many of the new “AAA” titles have morally ambiguous choices the player is expected to enact. It used to be a few evil, vile and wicked games here and there. It has become a trend where evil is being celebrated, and good is being shunned. What does that do to the brain of the players that immerse themselves in this radicalized belief set? What kind of punishment will God doll out to our nation for this open disobedience and rebellion? What punishments did God give out to past civilizations for this kind of dark behaviour? Why would anyone want to bring that down on our heads? What can be done to correct the course? How do we get the entire industry to move away from celebrating darkness? Family Friendly Gaming constantly tries to educate everyone to join us into the light. We won’t force you. We won’t coerce you. We won’t brow beat you. If you choose that path that leads to destruction we will pray you turn from those wicked ways.

I talk to a variety of different kinds of gamers to understand where they are coming from. I talk to a variety of people in video game companies at different levels. I talk to a variety of PR and Marketing people to see what trends they are seeing. The troubling trend of embracing darkness over light is strong in the video game industry. I openly admit this trend is scary on multiple different fronts. I have sounded the alarm. You choose how to react to it.

I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day.

Paul Bury, Family Friendly Gaming 7 Comments [12/15/2018 1:35:37 PM]
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Submitted By: Sammettik

Quote# 137775

Another simpleton has fallen victim to the myth that 'bisexuality' is a real thing that actually exists. :(

MrTroll, Kiwi Farms 17 Comments [4/10/2018 11:25:32 AM]
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Quote# 141497

Ultimately, the #GiletsJaunes protests represent a revolt against slavery in reverse. France is being colonised by Africa and the French people have been reduced to the status of tax slaves to pay for the Africans. This is the underlying dynamic even if most of the Gilets Jaunes don’t grasp it yet. They are reacting to the symptoms, not the disease.

czakal, Wordpress 5 Comments [12/15/2018 1:14:37 PM]
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Submitted By: hydrolythe

Quote# 141501

My Pastor made an interesting comment this morning in church...
He was saying about how the government is trying to take the Bible completely out of schools. There is next to know teachings about God in schools. Now this is the same government who has declared that only evolution is to be taught in schools. Now why does that not raise red flags to those who claim to believe in God? If this godless government is stipulating that is the truth and the only thing to be taught why on earth would a Christian automatically go against the Bible and say evolution is true?! It is very troubling!

Chellebaby, Premier 6 Comments [12/15/2018 1:31:34 PM]
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Quote# 141491

if my seventeen year old son attacked a fifteen year old girl, I would do as much as I could to protect him from the consequences of the crime he committed.

Little Nemo, The Straight Dope 18 Comments [12/13/2018 6:39:12 PM]
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Quote# 141411

I would say I readily believe all of the claims in the Bible because I think hundreds of them have been documented, have been verified. Can you show me something that has been proven wrong from the Bible? Has an archaeologist proven anything wrong? They've discovered, like, the Hittite civilization. The Bible talked about the Hittites. Nobody heard of the Hittites for hundreds of years and all of a sudden, bing, they find evidence of the Hittites. Whoa!

I think the "improbable claims", all of the claims that I'm aware of in the Bible that can be verified have been verified. Some are yet still future. You'll see. Watch your knees. Next time you wash your knees, think "These things are gonna bow before Jesus Christ." Yes, they are.

Questionable sources; insufficient evidence? I think there's overwhelming evidence that the Bible is true. Now if you choose not to believe it (which is obviously what you've done), OK. I choose to believe it. But it's not questionable sources on insufficient evidence. You're the fool here.

Kent Hovind, Youtube 15 Comments [12/1/2018 4:02:12 PM]
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Quote# 141413

(=Regarding Christians who believe in Evolution=)

Sharon Price: There are plenty of scientists who believe in a young earth. Unfortunately, our secular society discredits and ostracises them. It is important for a Christian to know if the Bible is the Truth... if it is not 100% true, where does truth begin? Also, as Jesus spoke of Genesis as truth, for the Christian not to believe in literal Genesis, means they can’t trust Jesus. Either He is God personified, or he’s a charlatan. Yes, there are prophetic writings, but they are very clearly prophetic, and that is the only place a day for a thousand years is used. So decide for yourselves, whom you will believe, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Chelleberry: You are completely correct Sharon. To discredit any part of the scriptures is to discredit God. I am so shocked to see so called Christians happy to dismiss scriptures. They don't realise how detrimental it is.

Raptor: You’re quite right Sharon, what is at stake is the entire veracity of scripture from page one onwards, yet some on here who claim to be Christians and therefore should have a great interest in its truthfulness, not only feel that this is a trifling matter which we shouldn’t be discussing, but vigorously defend what is basically a pagan atheistic philosophy dressed up in scientific garb, which the Bible does not in any way support, and furthermore neither does true science.

Sharon Price: Also look up on YouTube, “Dam Bursting” to see the evolutionary theories on the Grand Canyon taking millions of years to form, being destroyed. “New Island Birth” to demonstrate how the land forms don’t take millions of years to form. Mt St Helens eruption to discredit the radio carbon dating. They’ve also tested a newly dead seal, and various body parts registered various ridiculous ages. There are literally thousands of real life examples, secular scientists don’t bother to make public, as the only alternative is the absolute truth of the bible. Also, a great reference for any questions is CREATION.COM.

Brian M: Michael Roberts thinks Genesis 1 is poetry. The Bible is its own best interpreter. The Ten Commandments is certainly not poetry. The fourth commandment explained in Exodus 20:8-11 only makes sense if the days of the week including the Sabbath and the days of Genesis1 mean the same thing. So Genesis 1 is also not poetry.

Sharon Price & others, Premier 12 Comments [12/1/2018 8:01:16 PM]
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Submitted By: CC

Quote# 141414

(=On a non-literal interpretation of Genesis=)

Oh good, more resources in support of not believing the historical narrative of the Bible, as if it is just yet another book from men (not God? We’ll just ignore 2 Timothy 3:16… and the references Jesus made to both creation and Noah’s flood). Ironic this article is in “Bible History Daily” – hey, it’s not ‘history’ if you don’t believe it. Have you considered the possibility that the Bible is actually true and similar creation/flood stories are found with the Babylonians and other cultures of the time because it is true, though they have twisted the truth to suit their own desires and rejection of the only true God? Broad is the road that leads to destruction, so thanks for helping to pave the way to not believing in the authenticity, the historicity, and authority of God’s word, I think?

Robert, Biblical Archaeology 14 Comments [12/1/2018 8:13:50 PM]
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Submitted By: CC

Quote# 141428

Korea – Unification, but Does Not have to be ‘German Style’

It is strange that when you come from the south, near to the DMZ (De-militarized zone, which divides Korea into two parts), you will see many flags and sentimental ‘peace’ slogans, but nothing that would represent the points of view of the North Korean people. All the flags are those of ROC (Republic of Korea, otherwise known as South Korea).

Many people near the division line have turned this entire area into a tourist trap, with observation towers ‘to get a glimpse of North Korea’, with stores selling ROK and US military ‘souvenirs’, even old military gear. As if North Koreans were some rare animals living in a cage, fascinating to study and to observe, but dangerous to touch.

Yes, all flags here are those of the ROK. Even if the two flags are crossed, in what should be a fraternal symbolic unison, they are always two identical ones – those of South Korea. This looks truly bizarre, but that’s how it is.

Something always seems to be desperately missing in this South Korean ‘strive for peace’ and for the re-united Korea. And what is missing is somehow totally basic: it is at least some essential symbolism from the north – the DPRK!

I know both parts of Korea – DPRK and ROK. And what worries me, is that it looks as if the South thinks it can pull this entire ‘businesses of unification’, alone, without considering the needs and desires of the other side.

And the West takes it for granted that the North will be, eventually, simply swallowed by the South. Because it is used to get what it wants. Because in its fundamentalist zeal, it is not even capable of considering the sensitivities and goals of other political, philosophical and social systems.

The plan of both the West and South Korea is simple, although it is mostly never clearly defined, for ‘strategic reasons’: ‘Once the moment of potential unification arrives, the DPRK would simply cease to exist, as East Germany ceased to exist three decades ago. Right after that, the entire Korea would be run on capitalist principles, under the ‘patronage’ and diktat of the West.’

And both the people and the leadership of North Korea will just fall on their knees and surrender, after the masses break down the border fences with their bare hands. Ordinary people will happily renounce their system, as well as the several decades of determined struggle and sacrifice. Everything will be thrown to the altar of mighty South Korean corporations and the pro-Western regime. Correct? Keep dreaming!

Korea is not Germany. And the second decade of the 21st century is very different from those bizarre, confused years when Gorbachev brilliantly demonstrated to the world, how much damage one naïve and useful idiot could cause to his own country and the entire planet.

The truth is – North Korea will never disintegrate the way East Germany did for many reasons, one of them being that, German history is very different: Germany was divided between 4 victorious powers after WWII. The Western part did not necessarily want to be capitalist and pro-Western (US and UK forged the post-war elections), and the East did not necessarily want to be in the Soviet orbit, either. Let’s be honest: the entire country was, just a bit earlier, running amok, shouting bizarre slogans and salivating under swastikas, maniacally admiring a murderous psychopath.

No, North Korea was not and is not East Germany! It was not ‘designated’ to any bloc. It fought a tremendous battle for its own system; it lost millions of its people during the brutal war, or call it genocide, committed by the West. And in the end, after receiving fraternal help from China, it finally won.

Since the beginning, the DPRK was an internationalist country, very much like Cuba. Not yet fully recovered from horrific devastation, it helped to liberate great parts of Africa.

It always knew what it wanted, it fought for it andin the end, it achieved many of its goals!

It never crumbled under sanctions and the combined propaganda of the ROK and its Western backers.

Even after the Soviet Bloc collapsed, it did not change its course.

It is an amazing country, no matter what some people think about its political system. And North Koreans are amazing people (I was privileged to film there, for my ‘poetic’ 25-minute film “Faces of North Korea”). They will not sell their ideals for bigger cars and a pair of designer jeans.Just like for Cuba, the North Korean motherland is not some commodity.

Then also imagine China and Russia, how ‘ecstatic’ both countries (increasingly under threat from the West) would be, if the entire Korea were to fall into North American hands. Imagine those military bases intimidating Herbin, Dalian, Beijing, Khabarovsk and Vladivostok!

South Korea suspects that the North will not yield.

They have tried everything: erecting enormous propaganda palaces like that infamous “War Museum” in Seoul.

They broadcasted their propaganda sermons via radio stations, even huge loudspeakers, placing them right near the division line. They joined efforts with the West, trying to isolate, even starve, their own sister in the north. Nothing helped.

ROK used to censor the press, disappear and murder its own dissidents, torture and rape political prisoners. All that, just in order to break any sympathy left for Communist ideals in the South.The South Korean campaign of terror was horrible, only comparable to those in South America under the right-wing dictatorships, and of course to that in post-1965 Indonesia.

Seoul never really apologized to the victims. Unlike in Taiwan, no monuments or museums were erected to the fatalities of the right-wing terror.

Trying to ‘soften’the DPRK by sanctions, arms race, and intimidation, has not brought any fruits. And it never will. Just the opposite: North Korea managed to harden itself; to mobilize and learn to produce basically everything: from automobiles to rockets, from computers to cutting edge medical equipment and medicine.

The only way for the two parts of Korea to find a common language is to show to each other deep respect.The German scenario would not, and, never should work here.

Both flags have to fly next to each other. Both political and economic systems have to be respected. When talking about unification, both ‘ways’ should be considered.

If South Korea were to ‘devour’ the North, nothing good would come from it:only more tension, discontent and possible confrontation. The North is a proud land. It has achieved plenty, alone. It has survived, against all the odds. It has helped oppressed parts of the world, honestly and generously. It has much to be proud of.Therefore, it will never surrender.

Yet, Korea is one nation and it is longing for unity. It will get it, but first: the ‘two sisters’, both beautiful, both brilliant, both very different, have to sit together and talk honestly and sincerely. They have done it before, and they will do it again. Both, together, are forming a family. But they cannot live together in one room. Not yet. In one house, yes, but in two different apartments.

And when they talk and try to build their home, again, there should be no interference from outside. They don’t need anybody to tell them what to do. They know, they will find a common language if left alone. It is all possible, and hopefully, soon, it will happen. But not the ‘German way’; it will either happen the ‘Korean way’, or not at all.

Andre Vltchek, Journal NEO 12 Comments [12/2/2018 9:29:32 AM]
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Quote# 141429

Hundreds of residents of the Mexican border city of Tijuana protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived in the hope of starting a new life in the US. On Sunday, local residents waved Mexican flags, sang the national anthem and chanted 'Out! Out!' At one point, police formed a barrier between the Central American migrants and protesting locals. Protesters have called the migrant caravan an 'invasion' and are accusing the migrants of being messy, ungrateful and a danger to Tijuana. They are concerned Mexican taxes might be spent to care for the group as they wait, possibly months, to apply for asylum in the US

Residents of Tijuana, The Guardian 9 Comments [12/2/2018 9:30:15 AM]
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