Red Skelton’s Pledge of Allegiance

I was thinking about Red Skelton’s pledge of allegience and how his teacher broke it down for the basic understanding. He did this because it became monotonous for the children reciting it over and over which began to lose its meaning. I thought I might try this with the two most recited passeges of the bible: The Lord’s Prayer, and Psalm 23.

Pledge of Allegiance:
I [Me; an individual; a committee of one.]
Pledge [Dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self-pity.]
Allegiance [My love and my devotion.]
To the Flag [Our standard;  Old Glory; a symbol of Freedom; wherever she waves there is respect, because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts, Freedom is everybody’s job.]
of the United [That means that we have all come together.]
States [Individual communities that have united into forty-eight great states. Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose. All divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common purpose, and that is love for country.]
And to the Republic [Republic — a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people; and it’s from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.]
For which it stands
One Nation [One Nation — meaning, so blessed by God.]
Indivisible [Incapable of being divided.]
With Liberty [Which is Freedom; the right of power to live one’s own life, without threats, fear, or some sort of retaliation.]
And Justice [The principle, or quality, of dealing fairly with others.]
For All [For All — which means, boys and girls, it’s as much your country as it is mine.]

Psalm 23:
The Lord is my Shepherd [the lord is my protector; my keeper, to feed, to guide and to shield me],
I shall not want.[I want/need nothing and no one. For I am sufficient in the lord]
He lets me lie down in green pastures; [he protects me in all my days]
He leads me beside the still and quiet waters. [He brings me peace and serenity]
He refreshes and restores my soul (life); [He has given me a new life]
He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. [He makes me righteous to glorify his name]
Even though I walk through the [sunless] valley of the shadow of death, [even though I am surrounded by sin and the enemy]
I fear no evil, for You are with me; [I fear nothing and no one but the lord. He is always here with me]
Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort and console me. [your protection and guidance are invaluable to me]
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. [You cause me to invite my enemies to break bread together in peace]
You have anointed and refreshed my head with oil; [you have sealed me as your beloved child]
My cup overflows. [My blessings bless others]
Surely goodness and mercy and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life,
And I shall dwell forever [throughout all my days] in the house and in the presence of the Lord.

The Lord’s Prayer:
Our father [our creator, the almighty living god of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the most high]
who is in heaven [who sits on his throne in the heaven of heavens, and who never sleeps, whom rules over all existence]
hallowed be your name [holy, holy, holy is your sacred name, that we adore]
your kingdom come [the kingdom of heaven is to come through our lives as your children by obeying your word]
your will be done [the will of God be done, not ours]
on earth as it is in heaven [here in this fallen world, as it is in perfect heaven]
give us this day our daily bread [give us your word;  your lesson for today]
and forgive us of our debts [forgive our sins and transgressions committed against you]
as we forgive our debtors [as we forgive others’ sins and transgressions committed against us]
and lead us not into temptation [and help us to recognize and resist all temptation; direct our ways]
but deliver us from evil [please protect us from the enemy]
for yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever and ever [all glory, power and praise be to the almighty God]
Amen [so be it]

The concept of Belief

The concept of belief is one of wonder–complete comfort to some, utter silliness to others. In this season of Lent leading up the the feast of Passover and the fulfillment of the Passover by the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ; some may feel a resurrection, so to speak, of their faith or are still searching for their faith. What does it mean to believe? What does it take to believe?

When one hears the word “believe,” they usually think religion or spiritualism. The definition of the word believe is: “to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so.” We all believe in something. We believe in how the world should look, how government and economics should function, historical events, what we want to do with our lives, what is right and what is wrong, etc. Therefore, the question of belief doesn’t just reside in the realm of spirituality and faith, but in all aspects of our lives. Naturally, this essay will cover the faith aspect. Whether you believe in the God of Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob; or not, you still believe in something. If you believe there is no spirituality at all, you still believe in something. If you believe that there IS spirituality, Judaeo-Christian, or otherwise, you believe in something. There is no one that believes in absolutely nothing. If there is, they’re not human.

To first believe, [in anything] especially in something bigger than us, a higher power if you will; you have to consciously want to. No one can make you consciously want do anything, not God, not people, not even the greatest spiritual adversary, the devil. They can only influence you. It ultimately comes down to your own conscious decision to believe. That’s the beauty of your free will that was endowed to you by your creator. Belief comes from a combination of different influences such as education, upbringing/environment, and experience.

Education can be attained via either of the two latter influences. Most people believe because they were influenced by their parents/guardians. They were raised in faith. They grew up being taught the greatest story ever told. And they go with it, they embrace it. However, for a number of reasons, some people that were raised in faith break away from it. Some come back, some unfortunately do not. So why do we choose to believe? Some people continue to believe because that’s all they know. It’s the simple life: eat, sleep, work, pray, repeat. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. The simple life has many virtues. After all “But godliness actually is a source of great gain when accompanied by contentment [that contentment which comes from a sense of inner confidence based on the sufficiency of God]. For we have brought nothing into the world, so [it is clear that] we cannot take anything out of it, either.” (1 Timothy 6:6-7) Others choose to believe due to an event that had happened in their lives…an experience.

Many believers probably would tell you they’ve never experienced anything supernatural. They’ve never felt the presence of God, or the warmth of Jesus’ love. But they still believe. If you’ve never felt anything, you’re not exiled from God. He’s still there with you. To experience the holy spirit, you have to have an open mind. And just like believing, you have to want to experience it. And to be sincere. Nothing can exile you from him. “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39) If you can’t think of any experience; remember everyone has felt God at least once in their lives. At birth: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you [and approved of you as My chosen instrument], And before you were born I consecrated you [to Myself as My own]; I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)

The apostle Paul, who wrote many of the new testament books and letters, was not always a Christian. He was born a Jew, more specifically, a Pharisee. The Pharisees despised Christians and were blinded by the law of the old testament ways. Paul set out to Damascus, Syria to find Christians and bring them to Jerusalem for punishment. On his way, A spotlight from heaven shines on him (Saul) [Paul’s birth name] during his travel and the voice of Jesus asks “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?” (Acts 9:4) God strikes him blind and his traveling companions must lead him to the city. These events lead to his total repentance and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit. God also heals him of his blindness. After his conversion, the same zeal and single-minded dedication Paul had against Christianity transforms into a hyperactive-like quest to spread the gospel worldwide.

Experiencing God doesn’t always have to be supernatural. Look at the natural beauty and wonder of the world God created. Everything is so mathematically precise. The golden ratio, which is the mathematical number 1.618 and can be explained as a spiral is found everywhere, from seashells to flowers, to the human body. It’s no wonder the golden ratio is referred to as God’s fingerprint. Physicists like Michio Kaku, admit to intelligent design. Kaku has stated, “I have concluded that we are in a world made by rules created by an intelligence. Believe me, everything that we call chance today won’t make sense anymore. To me, it is clear that we exist in a plan which is governed by rules that were created, shaped by a universal intelligence and not by chance.” If you want the experience, it will come to you.

So why believe in The living God, the father, the most high? Why not believe in a different deity?
“Aren‘t all religions fundamentally the same and superficially different? No, they are fundamentally different and at best they are superficially similar…you take a look at other world religions and see where these 4 questions are dealt with: origin, meaning, morality, and destiny. These 4 questions have to be answered in two ways: every particular answer has to correspond to truth either through empirical form of measurement or through the logical reasoning process. And when those four answers are put together they must cohere and not be incoherent. So the two tests correspondence and coherence, I guarantee you only in the Judaeo-Christian worldview will you find these four questions answered with corresponding truthfulness and with the coherence of a worldview. Let me take just one example and I don’t say this too slight but this is a fact and we have to deal with it…In the quran, it is the only historical acclaimed document that denies that Jesus Christ was actually crucified or died on the cross, denies that. The Greek historians say he died on the cross, Roman historians say that, Pagan historians say that, Jewish historians say that, and Christian historians say that. The Quran is the only one that says it appeared to him that he died but he didn’t actually die on the cross so historically it is making an affirmation that is really historically untrue. I got into a discussion with Sheikh Hussein of the leading Shiite cleric in Damascus…at the end of it Sheikh Hussein looked at me…and he said you know professor I think the time has come for us in the Islamic world to stop asking if Jesus Christ died and to start asking why…Origin, meaning, morality, and destiny. The Judaeo-Christian worldview is not the only one that claims exclusivity [that it’s the one true faith] but it’s the only one that takes those four questions with corresponding answers that are truthful and coherent answers that stand the test time and the ultimate answer of the resurrection from the dead that gives you hope and meaning.” — Ravi Zacharias

“There are three sources of belief: reason, custom, inspiration. The Christian religion, which alone has reason, does not acknowledge as her true children those who believe without inspiration. It is not that she excludes reason and custom. On the contrary, the mind must be opened to proofs, must be confirmed by custom, and offer itself in humbleness to inspirations, which alone can produce a true and saving effect. Ne evacuetur crux Christi.” — Blaise Pascal

Do your own research. Study the most perfect person who ever walked this Earth. Learn what he said, what he did, and how he lived. Read the new testament. Study what the apostles said about him. Understand it, elaborate on it, and meditate on it, as the bible says.

The concept of believing, for even the most devout believers, is a constant struggle. The constructs of the world are all too convincing that the present moment is all that matters, is and ever will be. Although, the constructs of the world can also be a stark reminder of the warnings and prophecies of belief, or lack thereof. It’s easy to think that if an opportunity is missed, that that type of opportunity is lost. If you miss out, you’ve lost so much. Those who believe can rest assured that the right opportunity will come at the right time and be taken. This takes faith. Belief walks hand in hand with faith. To quote Miracle on 34th street, “Faith is believing in something when common sense tells you not to.”

The key is the belief of salvation. That is faith in Jesus alone, that saved us from irredemption. It is our faith that gives us God’s love and grace. One question many ask: Why did Christ have to die for us to be saved, for us to receive God’s love and grace? The answer to this question could be an essay in itself, I believe Blaise Pascal explained it well: “The reason why. Types. – They had to deal with a carnal people and to render  them  the  depositary  of  the  spiritual  covenant.  To  give  faith  to  the  Mes-siah, it was necessary there should have been precedent prophesies, and that these should be conveyed by persons above suspicion, diligent, faithful, unusually zeal-ous, and known to all the world. To accomplish all this, God chose this carnal people, to whom He entrusted the  prophecies  which  foretell  the  Messiah  as  a  deliverer  and  as  a  dispenser  of  those carnal goods which this people loved. And thus they have had an extraor-dinary  passion  for  their  prophets  and,  in  sight  of  the  whole  world,  have  had  charge  of  these  books  which  foretell  their  Messiah,  assuring  all  nations  that  He  should  come  and  in  the  way  foretold  in  the  books,  which  they  held  open  to  the  whole world. Yet this people, deceived by the poor and ignominious advent of the  Messiah,  have  been  His  most  cruel  enemies.  So  that  they,  the  people  least  open to suspicion in the world of favouring us, the most strict and most zealous that  can  be  named  for  their  law  and  their  prophets,  have  kept  the  books  incor-rupt. Hence those who have rejected and crucified Jesus christ, who has been to them an offence, are those who have charge of the books which testify of Him, and state that He will be an offence and rejected. Therefore they have shown it was  He  by  rejecting  Him,  and  He  has  been  alike  proved  both  by  the  righteous  Jews  who  received  Him  and  by  the  unrighteous  who  rejected  Him,  both  facts  having been foretold. Wherefore the prophecies have a hidden and spiritual meaning to which this people  were  hostile,  under  the  carnal  meaning  which  they  loved.  If  the  spiritual  meaning  had  been  revealed,  they  would  not  have  loved  it,  and,  unable  to  bear  it,  they would not have been zealous of the preservation of their books and their cer-emonies; and if they had loved these spiritual promises, and had preserved them incorrupt  till  the  time  of  the  Messiah,  their  testimony  would  have  had  no  force,  because they had been his friends.Therefore it was well that the spiritual meaning should be concealed; but, on the other hand, if this meaning had been so hidden as not to appear at all, it could not  have  served  as  a  proof  of  the  Messiah.  What  then  was  done?  In  a  crowd  of  passages it has been hidden under the temporal meaning, and in a few been clearly revealed;  besides  that,  the  time  and  the  state  of  the  world  have  been  so  clearly  foretold  that  it  is  clearer  than  the  sun.  And  in  some  places  this  spiritual  meaning  is  so  clearly  expressed  that  it  would  require  a  blindness,  like  that  which  the  flesh  imposes on the spirit when it is subdued by it, not to recognise it. See,  then,  what  has  been  the  prudence  of  God.  This  meaning  is  concealed  under  another  in  an  infinite  number  of  passages,  and  in  some,  though  rarely,  it  is  revealed; but yet so that the passages in which it is concealed are equivocal and can suit both meanings; whereas the passages where it is disclosed are unequivocal and can only suit the spiritual meaning.
So  that  this  cannot  lead  us  into  error  and  could  only  be  misunderstood  by  so  carnal a people. For  when  blessings  are  promised  in  abundance,  what  was  to  prevent  them  from understanding the true blessings, but their covetousness, which limited the meaning to worldly goods? but those whose only good was in God referred them to God alone. For there are two principles, which divide the wills of men, covet-ousness  and  charity.  Not  that  covetousness  cannot  exist  along  with  faith  in  God,  nor charity with worldly riches; but covetousness uses God and enjoys the world, and charity is the opposite. Now  the  ultimate  end  gives  names  to  things.  All  which  prevents  us  from  attaining  it  is  called  an  enemy  to  us.  Thus  the  creatures,  however  good,  are  the  enemies of the righteous, when they turn them away from God, and God Himself is the enemy of those whose covetousness He confounds. Thus as the significance of the word enemy is dependent on the ultimate end, the righteous understood by it their passions, and the carnal the babylonians; and so these terms were obscure only for the unrighteous. And this is what Isaiah says: Signa legem in electis meis,* and that Jesus christ shall be a stone of stumbling. but, “Blessed are they who shall not be offended in him.” Hosea, 14. 9, says excellently, “Where is the wise? and he shall understand what I say. The righteous shall know them, for the ways of God are right; but the transgressors shall fall therein.” The law had to be established before grace could be enacted.

The love and grace of God doesn’t mean that you’ll be given God’s promises if you choose not to believe. 2 statements prove this. The first commandment: thou shalt not worship strange gods before me. This means you can’t put anything or anyone before God in your life. Not any other deity, not any worldly possession, not any other person. Put in a different way: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27) In order to do this, you must believe that God even exists, and that you want to serve him. The second statement is the most famous bible verse. You could even say it sums up the whole bible in on phrase: “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] [a]only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

If you truly are unsure, you have nothing to lose. If you believe, and it turns out that the bible is true, you have everlasting life in paradise. If you believe, and it turns out there is nothing out there, you’ve still lived a noble, virtuous life. Which is still an accomplishment. “For My yoke is easy [to bear] and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:30) If you want to know whether or not God exists, seek and you shall find. And remember: “Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, do you now believe? Blessed [happy, spiritually secure, and favored by God] are they who did not see [Me] and yet believed [in Me].” (John 20:29)

“Heaven and earth [as now known] will pass away, but My words will not pass away.” (Matthew 24:35)

One final note about faith and belief:
“The amazing thing about the human conscience is this: That even if you don’t believe what I’m saying, you believe what I’m saying. That even if you reject the truth of what I’m saying, there is rooted inside you a conviction which you can suppress with the years, but which is there nonetheless which is telling you that these things are so. And this truth is the truth which the scripture will not let us forget, that there is a last day.” — Derek Prince

https://www.biblestudy.org/beginner/learn-basic-bible-timeline/life-of-apostle-paul.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWY-6xBA0Pk

https://www.inquisitr.com/opinion/4441013/stephen-hawking-michio-kaku-and-other-scientists-on-god-the-existence-and-mind-of-god/

https://godmadeus.com/Create/fibonacci.php

Pascal’s Pensees: The Misery of Man Without God

The Amplified Holy Bible

The concept of Belief

The concept of belief is one of wonder–complete comfort to some, utter silliness to others. In this season of Lent leading up the the feast of Passover and the fulfillment of the Passover by the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ; some may feel a resurrection, so to speak, of their faith or are still searching for their faith. What does it mean to believe? What does it take to believe?

When one hears the word “believe,” they usually think religion or spiritualism. The definition of the word believe is: “to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so.” We all believe in something. We believe in how the world should look, how government and economics should function, historical events, what we want to do with our lives, what is right and what is wrong, etc. Therefore, the question of belief doesn’t just reside in the realm of spirituality and faith, but in all aspects of our lives. Naturally, this essay will cover the faith aspect. Whether you believe in the God of Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob; or not, you still believe in something. If you believe there is no spirituality at all, you still believe in something. If you believe that there IS spirituality, Judaeo-Christian, or otherwise, you believe in something. There is no one that believes in absolutely nothing. If there is, they’re not human.

To first believe, [in anything] especially in something bigger than us, a higher power if you will; you have to consciously want to. No one can make you consciously want do anything, not God, not people, not even the greatest spiritual adversary, the devil. They can only influence you. It ultimately comes down to your own conscious decision to believe. That’s the beauty of your free will that was endowed to you by your creator. Belief comes from a combination of different influences such as education, upbringing/environment, and experience.

Education can be attained via either of the two latter influences. Most people believe because they were influenced by their parents/guardians. They were raised in faith. They grew up being taught the greatest story ever told. And they go with it, they embrace it. However, for a number of reasons, some people that were raised in faith break away from it. Some come back, some unfortunately do not. So why do we choose to believe? Some people continue to believe because that’s all they know. It’s the simple life: eat, sleep, work, pray, repeat. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. The simple life has many virtues. After all “But godliness actually is a source of great gain when accompanied by contentment [that contentment which comes from a sense of inner confidence based on the sufficiency of God]. For we have brought nothing into the world, so [it is clear that] we cannot take anything out of it, either.” (1 Timothy 6:6-7) Others choose to believe due to an event that had happened in their lives…an experience.

Many believers probably would tell you they’ve never experienced anything supernatural. They’ve never felt the presence of God, or the warmth of Jesus’ love. But they still believe. If you’ve never felt anything, you’re not exiled from God. He’s still there with you. To experience the holy spirit, you have to have an open mind. And just like believing, you have to want to experience it. And to be sincere. Nothing can exile you from him. “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39) If you can’t think of any experience; remember everyone has felt God at least once in their lives. At birth: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you [and approved of you as My chosen instrument], And before you were born I consecrated you [to Myself as My own]; I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)

The apostle Paul, who wrote many of the new testament books and letters, was not always a Christian. He was born a Jew, more specifically, a Pharisee. The Pharisees despised Christians and were blinded by the law of the old testament ways. Paul set out to Damascus, Syria to find Christians and bring them to Jerusalem for punishment. On his way, A spotlight from heaven shines on him (Saul) [Paul’s birth name] during his travel and the voice of Jesus asks “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?” (Acts 9:4) God strikes him blind and his traveling companions must lead him to the city. These events lead to his total repentance and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit. God also heals him of his blindness. After his conversion, the same zeal and single-minded dedication Paul had against Christianity transforms into a hyperactive-like quest to spread the gospel worldwide.

Experiencing God doesn’t always have to be supernatural. Look at the natural beauty and wonder of the world God created. Everything is so mathematically precise. The golden ratio, which is the mathematical number 1.618 and can be explained as a spiral is found everywhere, from seashells to flowers, to the human body. It’s no wonder the golden ratio is referred to as God’s fingerprint. Physicists like Michio Kaku, admit to intelligent design. Kaku has stated, “I have concluded that we are in a world made by rules created by an intelligence. Believe me, everything that we call chance today won’t make sense anymore. To me, it is clear that we exist in a plan which is governed by rules that were created, shaped by a universal intelligence and not by chance.” If you want the experience, it will come to you.

So why believe in The living God, the father, the most high? Why not believe in a different deity?
“Aren‘t all religions fundamentally the same and superficially different? No, they are fundamentally different and at best they are superficially similar…you take a look at other world religions and see where these 4 questions are dealt with: origin, meaning, morality, and destiny. These 4 questions have to be answered in two ways: every particular answer has to correspond to truth either through empirical form of measurement or through the logical reasoning process. And when those four answers are put together they must cohere and not be incoherent. So the two tests correspondence and coherence, I guarantee you only in the Judaeo-Christian worldview will you find these four questions answered with corresponding truthfulness and with the coherence of a worldview. Let me take just one example and I don’t say this too slight but this is a fact and we have to deal with it…In the quran, it is the only historical acclaimed document that denies that Jesus Christ was actually crucified or died on the cross, denies that. The Greek historians say he died on the cross, Roman historians say that, Pagan historians say that, Jewish historians say that, and Christian historians say that. The Quran is the only one that says it appeared to him that he died but he didn’t actually die on the cross so historically it is making an affirmation that is really historically untrue. I got into a discussion with Sheikh Hussein of the leading Shiite cleric in Damascus…at the end of it Sheikh Hussein looked at me…and he said you know professor I think the time has come for us in the Islamic world to stop asking if Jesus Christ died and to start asking why…Origin, meaning, morality, and destiny. The Judaeo-Christian worldview is not the only one that claims exclusivity [that it’s the one true faith] but it’s the only one that takes those four questions with corresponding answers that are truthful and coherent answers that stand the test time and the ultimate answer of the resurrection from the dead that gives you hope and meaning.” — Ravi Zacharias

“There are three sources of belief: reason, custom, inspiration. The Christian religion, which alone has reason, does not acknowledge as her true children those who believe without inspiration. It is not that she excludes reason and custom. On the contrary, the mind must be opened to proofs, must be confirmed by custom, and offer itself in humbleness to inspirations, which alone can produce a true and saving effect. Ne evacuetur crux Christi.” — Blaise Pascal

Do your own research. Study the most perfect person who ever walked this Earth. Learn what he said, what he did, and how he lived. Read the new testament. Study what the apostles said about him. Understand it, elaborate on it, and meditate on it, as the bible says.

The concept of believing, for even the most devout believers, is a constant struggle. The constructs of the world are all too convincing that the present moment is all that matters, is and ever will be. Although, the constructs of the world can also be a stark reminder of the warnings and prophecies of belief, or lack thereof. It’s easy to think that if an opportunity is missed, that that type of opportunity is lost. If you miss out, you’ve lost so much. Those who believe can rest assured that the right opportunity will come at the right time and be taken. This takes faith. Belief walks hand in hand with faith. To quote Miracle on 34th street, “Faith is believing in something when common sense tells you not to.”

The key is the belief of salvation. That is faith in Jesus alone, that saved us from irredemption. It is our faith that gives us God’s love and grace. One question many ask: Why did Christ have to die for us to be saved, for us to receive God’s love and grace? The answer to this question could be an essay in itself, I believe Blaise Pascal explained it well: “The reason why. Types. – They had to deal with a carnal people and to render  them  the  depositary  of  the  spiritual  covenant.  To  give  faith  to  the  Mes-siah, it was necessary there should have been precedent prophesies, and that these should be conveyed by persons above suspicion, diligent, faithful, unusually zeal-ous, and known to all the world. To accomplish all this, God chose this carnal people, to whom He entrusted the  prophecies  which  foretell  the  Messiah  as  a  deliverer  and  as  a  dispenser  of  those carnal goods which this people loved. And thus they have had an extraor-dinary  passion  for  their  prophets  and,  in  sight  of  the  whole  world,  have  had  charge  of  these  books  which  foretell  their  Messiah,  assuring  all  nations  that  He  should  come  and  in  the  way  foretold  in  the  books,  which  they  held  open  to  the  whole world. Yet this people, deceived by the poor and ignominious advent of the  Messiah,  have  been  His  most  cruel  enemies.  So  that  they,  the  people  least  open to suspicion in the world of favouring us, the most strict and most zealous that  can  be  named  for  their  law  and  their  prophets,  have  kept  the  books  incor-rupt. Hence those who have rejected and crucified Jesus christ, who has been to them an offence, are those who have charge of the books which testify of Him, and state that He will be an offence and rejected. Therefore they have shown it was  He  by  rejecting  Him,  and  He  has  been  alike  proved  both  by  the  righteous  Jews  who  received  Him  and  by  the  unrighteous  who  rejected  Him,  both  facts  having been foretold. Wherefore the prophecies have a hidden and spiritual meaning to which this people  were  hostile,  under  the  carnal  meaning  which  they  loved.  If  the  spiritual  meaning  had  been  revealed,  they  would  not  have  loved  it,  and,  unable  to  bear  it,  they would not have been zealous of the preservation of their books and their cer-emonies; and if they had loved these spiritual promises, and had preserved them incorrupt  till  the  time  of  the  Messiah,  their  testimony  would  have  had  no  force,  because they had been his friends.Therefore it was well that the spiritual meaning should be concealed; but, on the other hand, if this meaning had been so hidden as not to appear at all, it could not  have  served  as  a  proof  of  the  Messiah.  What  then  was  done?  In  a  crowd  of  passages it has been hidden under the temporal meaning, and in a few been clearly revealed;  besides  that,  the  time  and  the  state  of  the  world  have  been  so  clearly  foretold  that  it  is  clearer  than  the  sun.  And  in  some  places  this  spiritual  meaning  is  so  clearly  expressed  that  it  would  require  a  blindness,  like  that  which  the  flesh  imposes on the spirit when it is subdued by it, not to recognise it. See,  then,  what  has  been  the  prudence  of  God.  This  meaning  is  concealed  under  another  in  an  infinite  number  of  passages,  and  in  some,  though  rarely,  it  is  revealed; but yet so that the passages in which it is concealed are equivocal and can suit both meanings; whereas the passages where it is disclosed are unequivocal and can only suit the spiritual meaning.
So  that  this  cannot  lead  us  into  error  and  could  only  be  misunderstood  by  so  carnal a people. For  when  blessings  are  promised  in  abundance,  what  was  to  prevent  them  from understanding the true blessings, but their covetousness, which limited the meaning to worldly goods? but those whose only good was in God referred them to God alone. For there are two principles, which divide the wills of men, covet-ousness  and  charity.  Not  that  covetousness  cannot  exist  along  with  faith  in  God,  nor charity with worldly riches; but covetousness uses God and enjoys the world, and charity is the opposite. Now  the  ultimate  end  gives  names  to  things.  All  which  prevents  us  from  attaining  it  is  called  an  enemy  to  us.  Thus  the  creatures,  however  good,  are  the  enemies of the righteous, when they turn them away from God, and God Himself is the enemy of those whose covetousness He confounds. Thus as the significance of the word enemy is dependent on the ultimate end, the righteous understood by it their passions, and the carnal the babylonians; and so these terms were obscure only for the unrighteous. And this is what Isaiah says: Signa legem in electis meis,* and that Jesus christ shall be a stone of stumbling. but, “Blessed are they who shall not be offended in him.” Hosea, 14. 9, says excellently, “Where is the wise? and he shall understand what I say. The righteous shall know them, for the ways of God are right; but the transgressors shall fall therein.” The law had to be established before grace could be enacted.

The love and grace of God doesn’t mean that you’ll be given God’s promises if you choose not to believe. 2 statements prove this. The first commandment: thou shalt not worship strange gods before me. This means you can’t put anything or anyone before God in your life. Not any other deity, not any worldly possession, not any other person. Put in a different way: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27) In order to do this, you must believe that God even exists, and that you want to serve him. The second statement is the most famous bible verse. You could even say it sums up the whole bible in on phrase: “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] [a]only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

If you truly are unsure, you have nothing to lose. If you believe, and it turns out that the bible is true, you have everlasting life in paradise. If you believe, and it turns out there is nothing out there, you’ve still lived a noble, virtuous life. Which is still an accomplishment. “For My yoke is easy [to bear] and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:30) If you want to know whether or not God exists, seek and you shall find. And remember: “Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, do you now believe? Blessed [happy, spiritually secure, and favored by God] are they who did not see [Me] and yet believed [in Me].” (John 20:29)

“Heaven and earth [as now known] will pass away, but My words will not pass away.” (Matthew 24:35)

One final note about faith and belief:
“The amazing thing about the human conscience is this: That even if you don’t believe what I’m saying, you believe what I’m saying. That even if you reject the truth of what I’m saying, there is rooted inside you a conviction which you can suppress with the years, but which is there nonetheless which is telling you that these things are so. And this truth is the truth which the scripture will not let us forget, that there is a last day.” — Derek Prince

https://www.biblestudy.org/beginner/learn-basic-bible-timeline/life-of-apostle-paul.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWY-6xBA0Pk

https://www.inquisitr.com/opinion/4441013/stephen-hawking-michio-kaku-and-other-scientists-on-god-the-existence-and-mind-of-god/

https://godmadeus.com/Create/fibonacci.php

Pascal’s Pensees: The Misery of Man Without God

The Amplified Holy Bible

The concept of Belief

The concept of belief is one of wonder–complete comfort to some, utter silliness to others. In this season of Lent leading up the the feast of Passover and the fulfillment of the Passover by the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ; some may feel a resurrection, so to speak, of their faith or are still searching for their faith. What does it mean to believe? What does it take to believe?

When one hears the word “believe,” they usually think religion or spiritualism. The definition of the word believe is: “to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so.” We all believe in something. We believe in how the world should look, how government and economics should function, historical events, what we want to do with our lives, what is right and what is wrong, etc. Therefore, the question of belief doesn’t just reside in the realm of spirituality and faith, but in all aspects of our lives. Naturally, this essay will cover the faith aspect. Whether you believe in the God of Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob; or not, you still believe in something. If you believe there is no spirituality at all, you still believe in something. If you believe that there IS spirituality, Judaeo-Christian, or otherwise, you believe in something. There is no one that believes in absolutely nothing. If there is, they’re not human.

To first believe, [in anything] especially in something bigger than us, a higher power if you will; you have to consciously want to. No one can make you consciously want do anything, not God, not people, not even the greatest spiritual adversary, the devil. They can only influence you. It ultimately comes down to your own conscious decision to believe. That’s the beauty of your free will that was endowed to you by your creator. Belief comes from a combination of different influences such as education, upbringing/environment, and experience.

Education can be attained via either of the two latter influences. Most people believe because they were influenced by their parents/guardians. They were raised in faith. They grew up being taught the greatest story ever told. And they go with it, they embrace it. However, for a number of reasons, some people that were raised in faith break away from it. Some come back, some unfortunately do not. So why do we choose to believe? Some people continue to believe because that’s all they know. It’s the simple life: eat, sleep, work, pray, repeat. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. The simple life has many virtues. After all “But godliness actually is a source of great gain when accompanied by contentment [that contentment which comes from a sense of inner confidence based on the sufficiency of God]. For we have brought nothing into the world, so [it is clear that] we cannot take anything out of it, either.” (1 Timothy 6:6-7) Others choose to believe due to an event that had happened in their lives…an experience.

Many believers probably would tell you they’ve never experienced anything supernatural. They’ve never felt the presence of God, or the warmth of Jesus’ love. But they still believe. If you’ve never felt anything, you’re not exiled from God. He’s still there with you. To experience the holy spirit, you have to have an open mind. And just like believing, you have to want to experience it. And to be sincere. Nothing can exile you from him. “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39) If you can’t think of any experience; remember everyone has felt God at least once in their lives. At birth: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you [and approved of you as My chosen instrument], And before you were born I consecrated you [to Myself as My own]; I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)

The apostle Paul, who wrote many of the new testament books and letters, was not always a Christian. He was born a Jew, more specifically, a Pharisee. The Pharisees despised Christians and were blinded by the law of the old testament ways. Paul set out to Damascus, Syria to find Christians and bring them to Jerusalem for punishment. On his way, A spotlight from heaven shines on him (Saul) [Paul’s birth name] during his travel and the voice of Jesus asks “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?” (Acts 9:4) God strikes him blind and his traveling companions must lead him to the city. These events lead to his total repentance and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit. God also heals him of his blindness. After his conversion, the same zeal and single-minded dedication Paul had against Christianity transforms into a hyperactive-like quest to spread the gospel worldwide.

Experiencing God doesn’t always have to be supernatural. Look at the natural beauty and wonder of the world God created. Everything is so mathematically precise. The golden ratio, which is the mathematical number 1.618 and can be explained as a spiral is found everywhere, from seashells to flowers, to the human body. It’s no wonder the golden ratio is referred to as God’s fingerprint. Physicists like Michio Kaku, admit to intelligent design. Kaku has stated, “I have concluded that we are in a world made by rules created by an intelligence. Believe me, everything that we call chance today won’t make sense anymore. To me, it is clear that we exist in a plan which is governed by rules that were created, shaped by a universal intelligence and not by chance.” If you want the experience, it will come to you.

So why believe in The living God, the father, the most high? Why not believe in a different deity?
“Aren‘t all religions fundamentally the same and superficially different? No, they are fundamentally different and at best they are superficially similar…you take a look at other world religions and see where these 4 questions are dealt with: origin, meaning, morality, and destiny. These 4 questions have to be answered in two ways: every particular answer has to correspond to truth either through empirical form of measurement or through the logical reasoning process. And when those four answers are put together they must cohere and not be incoherent. So the two tests correspondence and coherence, I guarantee you only in the Judaeo-Christian worldview will you find these four questions answered with corresponding truthfulness and with the coherence of a worldview. Let me take just one example and I don’t say this too slight but this is a fact and we have to deal with it…In the quran, it is the only historical acclaimed document that denies that Jesus Christ was actually crucified or died on the cross, denies that. The Greek historians say he died on the cross, Roman historians say that, Pagan historians say that, Jewish historians say that, and Christian historians say that. The Quran is the only one that says it appeared to him that he died but he didn’t actually die on the cross so historically it is making an affirmation that is really historically untrue. I got into a discussion with Sheikh Hussein of the leading Shiite cleric in Damascus…at the end of it Sheikh Hussein looked at me…and he said you know professor I think the time has come for us in the Islamic world to stop asking if Jesus Christ died and to start asking why…Origin, meaning, morality, and destiny. The Judaeo-Christian worldview is not the only one that claims exclusivity [that it’s the one true faith] but it’s the only one that takes those four questions with corresponding answers that are truthful and coherent answers that stand the test time and the ultimate answer of the resurrection from the dead that gives you hope and meaning.” — Ravi Zacharias

“There are three sources of belief: reason, custom, inspiration. The Christian religion, which alone has reason, does not acknowledge as her true children those who believe without inspiration. It is not that she excludes reason and custom. On the contrary, the mind must be opened to proofs, must be confirmed by custom, and offer itself in humbleness to inspirations, which alone can produce a true and saving effect. Ne evacuetur crux Christi.” — Blaise Pascal

Do your own research. Study the most perfect person who ever walked this Earth. Learn what he said, what he did, and how he lived. Read the new testament. Study what the apostles said about him. Understand it, elaborate on it, and meditate on it, as the bible says.

The concept of believing, for even the most devout believers, is a constant struggle. The constructs of the world are all too convincing that the present moment is all that matters, is and ever will be. Although, the constructs of the world can also be a stark reminder of the warnings and prophecies of belief, or lack thereof. It’s easy to think that if an opportunity is missed, that that type of opportunity is lost. If you miss out, you’ve lost so much. Those who believe can rest assured that the right opportunity will come at the right time and be taken. This takes faith. Belief walks hand in hand with faith. To quote Miracle on 34th street, “Faith is believing in something when common sense tells you not to.”

The key is the belief of salvation. That is faith in Jesus alone, that saved us from irredemption. It is our faith that gives us God’s love and grace. One question many ask: Why did Christ have to die for us to be saved, for us to receive God’s love and grace? The answer to this question could be an essay in itself, I believe Blaise Pascal explained it well: “The reason why. Types. – They had to deal with a carnal people and to render  them  the  depositary  of  the  spiritual  covenant.  To  give  faith  to  the  Mes-siah, it was necessary there should have been precedent prophesies, and that these should be conveyed by persons above suspicion, diligent, faithful, unusually zeal-ous, and known to all the world. To accomplish all this, God chose this carnal people, to whom He entrusted the  prophecies  which  foretell  the  Messiah  as  a  deliverer  and  as  a  dispenser  of  those carnal goods which this people loved. And thus they have had an extraor-dinary  passion  for  their  prophets  and,  in  sight  of  the  whole  world,  have  had  charge  of  these  books  which  foretell  their  Messiah,  assuring  all  nations  that  He  should  come  and  in  the  way  foretold  in  the  books,  which  they  held  open  to  the  whole world. Yet this people, deceived by the poor and ignominious advent of the  Messiah,  have  been  His  most  cruel  enemies.  So  that  they,  the  people  least  open to suspicion in the world of favouring us, the most strict and most zealous that  can  be  named  for  their  law  and  their  prophets,  have  kept  the  books  incor-rupt. Hence those who have rejected and crucified Jesus christ, who has been to them an offence, are those who have charge of the books which testify of Him, and state that He will be an offence and rejected. Therefore they have shown it was  He  by  rejecting  Him,  and  He  has  been  alike  proved  both  by  the  righteous  Jews  who  received  Him  and  by  the  unrighteous  who  rejected  Him,  both  facts  having been foretold. Wherefore the prophecies have a hidden and spiritual meaning to which this people  were  hostile,  under  the  carnal  meaning  which  they  loved.  If  the  spiritual  meaning  had  been  revealed,  they  would  not  have  loved  it,  and,  unable  to  bear  it,  they would not have been zealous of the preservation of their books and their cer-emonies; and if they had loved these spiritual promises, and had preserved them incorrupt  till  the  time  of  the  Messiah,  their  testimony  would  have  had  no  force,  because they had been his friends.Therefore it was well that the spiritual meaning should be concealed; but, on the other hand, if this meaning had been so hidden as not to appear at all, it could not  have  served  as  a  proof  of  the  Messiah.  What  then  was  done?  In  a  crowd  of  passages it has been hidden under the temporal meaning, and in a few been clearly revealed;  besides  that,  the  time  and  the  state  of  the  world  have  been  so  clearly  foretold  that  it  is  clearer  than  the  sun.  And  in  some  places  this  spiritual  meaning  is  so  clearly  expressed  that  it  would  require  a  blindness,  like  that  which  the  flesh  imposes on the spirit when it is subdued by it, not to recognise it. See,  then,  what  has  been  the  prudence  of  God.  This  meaning  is  concealed  under  another  in  an  infinite  number  of  passages,  and  in  some,  though  rarely,  it  is  revealed; but yet so that the passages in which it is concealed are equivocal and can suit both meanings; whereas the passages where it is disclosed are unequivocal and can only suit the spiritual meaning.
So  that  this  cannot  lead  us  into  error  and  could  only  be  misunderstood  by  so  carnal a people. For  when  blessings  are  promised  in  abundance,  what  was  to  prevent  them  from understanding the true blessings, but their covetousness, which limited the meaning to worldly goods? but those whose only good was in God referred them to God alone. For there are two principles, which divide the wills of men, covet-ousness  and  charity.  Not  that  covetousness  cannot  exist  along  with  faith  in  God,  nor charity with worldly riches; but covetousness uses God and enjoys the world, and charity is the opposite. Now  the  ultimate  end  gives  names  to  things.  All  which  prevents  us  from  attaining  it  is  called  an  enemy  to  us.  Thus  the  creatures,  however  good,  are  the  enemies of the righteous, when they turn them away from God, and God Himself is the enemy of those whose covetousness He confounds. Thus as the significance of the word enemy is dependent on the ultimate end, the righteous understood by it their passions, and the carnal the babylonians; and so these terms were obscure only for the unrighteous. And this is what Isaiah says: Signa legem in electis meis,* and that Jesus christ shall be a stone of stumbling. but, “Blessed are they who shall not be offended in him.” Hosea, 14. 9, says excellently, “Where is the wise? and he shall understand what I say. The righteous shall know them, for the ways of God are right; but the transgressors shall fall therein.” The law had to be established before grace could be enacted.

The love and grace of God doesn’t mean that you’ll be given God’s promises if you choose not to believe. 2 statements prove this. The first commandment: thou shalt not worship strange gods before me. This means you can’t put anything or anyone before God in your life. Not any other deity, not any worldly possession, not any other person. Put in a different way: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27) In order to do this, you must believe that God even exists, and that you want to serve him. The second statement is the most famous bible verse. You could even say it sums up the whole bible in on phrase: “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] [a]only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

If you truly are unsure, you have nothing to lose. If you believe, and it turns out that the bible is true, you have everlasting life in paradise. If you believe, and it turns out there is nothing out there, you’ve still lived a noble, virtuous life. Which is still an accomplishment. “For My yoke is easy [to bear] and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:30) If you want to know whether or not God exists, seek and you shall find. And remember: “Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, do you now believe? Blessed [happy, spiritually secure, and favored by God] are they who did not see [Me] and yet believed [in Me].” (John 20:29)

“Heaven and earth [as now known] will pass away, but My words will not pass away.” (Matthew 24:35)

One final note about faith and belief:
“The amazing thing about the human conscience is this: That even if you don’t believe what I’m saying, you believe what I’m saying. That even if you reject the truth of what I’m saying, there is rooted inside you a conviction which you can suppress with the years, but which is there nonetheless which is telling you that these things are so. And this truth is the truth which the scripture will not let us forget, that there is a last day.” — Derek Prince

https://www.biblestudy.org/beginner/learn-basic-bible-timeline/life-of-apostle-paul.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWY-6xBA0Pk

https://www.inquisitr.com/opinion/4441013/stephen-hawking-michio-kaku-and-other-scientists-on-god-the-existence-and-mind-of-god/

https://godmadeus.com/Create/fibonacci.php

Pascal’s Pensees: The Misery of Man Without God

The Amplified Holy Bible

Is This The Best We Can Do?

It’s 2016; between jackasses and elephants competing for power, and clowns terrorizing neighborhoods; the circus is in town. How have we arrived at this point? We have a more divided nation than ever before.[1][2] Neither of the two major political parties honestly cares about ‘we the people,’ or our freedom. Both parties have advocated for more: war, surveillance, erosion of civil liberties, erosion of civil rights, increased debt/spending, and expanded corporatism. [3]

For over 50 years, but especially in the last 50 years, we have been ‘scraping the bottom of the barrel’ when it comes to our politicians in general, with an emphasis on our presidents. LBJ was involved with the deaths of tens of thousands of people, including a sitting president, and countless veterans in the Vietnam War; to which he escalated into a disaster after lying about the Gulf of Tonkin incident. In addition, since Rape and infidelity are hot topics today, Johnson had many mistresses. [4][5][6][7][8][9] Everybody and their mother knows Richard Nixon is, indeed, a crook. From Watergate, to removing the Gold Standard, to waging the failed ‘War on Drugs;’ Nixon was no saint.[10][11] Jerry Ford wasn’t in office long, but still did some damage. Ford, like his predecessor was a Rockefeller Republican, also known as a RINO (Republican In Name Only). This meant that like many republicans before and after him, he supported expanding the size and power of the monstrous conglomerate, known as the Federal Government. Not to mention the fact that he was a puppet for the Rockefeller Dynasty; a family who has no regard for human life, nor liberty.[12][13][14] Jimmy Carter supported numerous coups around the world, which only served to further the globalist interests of the ‘American’ Empire. Not to mention meddling with Iranian affairs, which led to the Iranian Hostage Situation.[15][16]

Then there’s Ronald Reagan, the actor, aka “Republican Jesus.” For some reason Republicans literally worship this crook. Reagan also staged coups, and increased government spending, and size, as well as helped to create ISIS, which morphed from Al-Qaeda, which morphed from the Mujahideen.[17][18][19] Mr. Reagan, you are correct when you said, “Government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem.” However, so are you, as you have done nothing to stop it. The Bush Dynasty, drastically, increased the power and size of the conglomerate. The Bushes helped to fund Nazi Germany, committed countless war crimes, and helped create the surveillance state with the Patriot Act, and the TSA. Bush Sr. was right on the money when he said to Sarah McLendon (a Texas journalist), “Sarah, if the American people were ever find out what we have done, they would chase us down the street and lynch us.[20][21][22][23][24][25] William J. Clinton, “The Penis of the United States,” is undeniably a sexual predator, and rapist. Putting all of the women who came out during his presidency aside, Clinton also made numerous trips to what is known as, “Lolita Island,” where not only did he have sex with women, but also underage girls. During his presidency, naturally, Clinton fueled the war machine and conglomerate, but naturally as a Jackass, that’s what he does. Another Clinton disaster, is NAFTA, the reason there are so few jobs in this country.[26][27][28][29] Obama has increased the debt by over $9 Trillion, gave arms and ammunition to Mexican Drug cartels, signed the NDAA into law (allowing for the indefinite detention of citizens with no trial, nor reason), not to mention the continuation of Middle Eastern wars; to which he stated, “I’m really good at killing people.[30][31][32][33]

Economically, this country is in serious trouble. With the highest level of income inequality in the history of the United States.[34] To which both parties have done nothing over the years to fix. Over the past 50 years we’ve racked up more debt, more spending, more inflation, and more taxation than, again, in the history of the country. Once again, both parties are to blame. While it was a Republican congress that passed the repeal of Glass-Steagall, it was a Democrat president that signed it into law. No matter what they say, the Democrats are not going to close loopholes, or fix this problem as a whole. Nor will Republicans.

40 years ago, in 1976, the average life expectancy was 73. As of 2010, the average life expectancy is 79. How can 40 years of technological, medical, and nutritional advancements only give us 6 more years to live?[35] Is something affecting our health, causing us to suffer from more disease thus dying prematurely? You tell me.[36][37][38][39][40][41][42][43] Most of our population is on some type of prescription drug.[44] It’s no reason we all need healthcare; the problem is, 17 out of the 23 co-ops for Obamacare have gone bankrupt.[45] Not to mention plans have increased and have become anything but affordable.[46] While it is true that for some, Obamacare is a blessing because they now have access to health insurance; most people are worse off.

This is the 21st century. We should have disease rates in check, poverty obliterated, education for all, and energy sources figured out. Whatever happened to “Good will towards your fellow man?

As a society and as a species, I ask, “Is this really the best we can do?” No matter where you live, where you came from, who/what you worship, what color your skin is, what gender you are, what gender you are attracted to, or how old you are; if your answer is not a two-letter word beginning with ‘N,’ you are part of the problem, and you probably think voting for a criminal, fascist is going to fix it.

 

 

P.S. I realize that some of my sources are a ‘deplorable’ website, Infowars.com; however if you were to actually read the articles, they link to real sources.

 

[1] https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/america-really-is-more-divided-than-ever/2016/07/17/fbfebee6-49d8-11e6-90a8-fb84201e0645_story.html

[2] http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/17/look-how-far-weve-come-apart/?_r=0

[3] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jon-wisman/both-parties-are-owned-by_b_7561400.html

[4] https://www.archives.gov/research/military/vietnam-war/casualty-statistics.html

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