Thursday, October 19, 2017

Emergent Church

As we see fellow Christians go down this destructive road, let's identify their
Distinctive Teachings and Goals:
The world is radically changing and the church must radically change with it.
Since the Church has been culture bound for so long we must reexamine and question every belief and practice in the Church, finding new ways to define and express these.
We have no foundation for any beliefs, therefore we cannot know absolute truth.
Since we cannot know absolute truth, we can only experience what is “true” for our communities.
Since we cannot know absolute truth we cannot be dogmatic about moral standards.
Since we cannot know absolute truth, dogmatic preaching must give way to a dialogue between people of all beliefs.
Since propositional truth is uncertain, spiritual feeling and social action make up the only reliable substance of Christianity.
To capture a sacred feeling we should reconnect with ancient worship forms.
Since sublime feeling is experienced through outward forms, we should use art forms in our worship.

Through conversation with them, “outsiders” will become part of our community, and then be able to understand and believe what we teach...“People in a postmodern world are not persuaded to faith by reason as much as they are moved to faith by participation in God’s earthly community.”
All are welcome to join the “conversation” as long as they behave in a kind and open-minded manner.
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Monday, April 17, 2017

Birth of a Nation in 5 Minutes

The Uncivil War was a Marxist revolution, 
that pit the races against each other. 
We did not need a war to end slavery. 
"Reconstruction" was a nightmare.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The War That Haunts America

There were northerners who systematically burned homes of fellow northerners. Lincoln's attorney general, Edward Bates, confiscated millions of acres of land of northerners who were considered sympathetic with the South, known as Copperheads. Lincoln imprisoned tens of thousands of northerners without a trial, denying them habeas corpus, keeping people who were opposed to Lincoln's war, in prison for the duration of the war. Lincoln destroyed 300 newspaper offices, censored fee speech, put the editors in prison, conciliated the power in Washington. He is the father of the modern centralized totalitarian leviathan state, nanny of all, but friend of none. 

A good picture of the South during the war is burned down houses with only chimneys standing, burned and cut down trees, gardens and wells destroyed, graves with starving mourners...
One could go a hundred miles through the South and see no one smiling.

The north, too, was under martial law, just like the south. 

Unitarians hated slavery because it was a picture of God and his people. We are either slaves of God or slaves of Satan. It was the northerners that brought slaves here with a loss of 10%. There's the holocaust. No Southern ship brought slaves. Lincoln freed only slaves in territories he had no authority over. No slaves were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation in the north nor in DC where a weekly slave auction continued under the US capitol, behind the Decatur Hotel, which continued to auction slaves through the duration of the war. The proclamation did not free slaves in certain counties of Tennessee and Florida where northerners had control. It only applied to succeeded states in order to promote insurrection.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

David's Delight

Broccoli, red cabbage, red onion,
red bell pepper, parsley
cooked yam and beets w greens, kale, 

with tomatoes, ginger, garlic, bay leaves, Ca. chili pepper, cumin, oregano, celery seed, rosemary, onion, sage, thyme, chipotle, ancho, basil, parsley, savory

Carrots, celery and eggplant cooked with basil and many of the same ingredients as beans.
Usual toppings: basaltic vinegar, natural apple cider vinegar (made with the 'mother'), sunflower seeds, turmeric, nutritional yeast and crushed red pepper.

Sometimes Served over quinoa, amaranth, millet or rice.