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Archive for September, 2007

Information Post. General info.

Posted by tawodi on September 30, 2007


This was a morning post at my Life Religion Family blog on the wordpress platform.

We are beginning to reach out to other organizations as we become better known. The purpose of this is obvious, but the way we will do it is going to be entirely different than that which has gone before. What has to be realized is that many people have put in years or even decades of faithfull service in all kinds of ways to promote peace and have a huge personal stake in what they are doing and just how they do it. It is with this in mind that we are considering a federation kind of organization. What this means is we will communicate and co-ordinate what we do and how we affiliate with them and accomodate their approach,slant and methods, which will leave them as an intact oganization, as well as us being that . The common term would be allies but, it will, and must be, a deeper connection than that.
Alliances usually are temporary things, that work toward short term goals. One thing we are aware of and, you too must become aware of, is that this is no short term goal. I’m 61 someone will have to pick up the torch in the future from me, and others, as time goes by, that is the nature of this. This is bigger than me, you, a small group, large group, even nations.
At least that is the hope. We are relatively small yet, but have talked with people all over the world. They Live in places where the hope of peace is a distant dream and they tell us, that it seems they are never going to see a day where their children can play outside, safely, a sad thought and one that is coming to our country if we don’t get it together, educate ourselves and stop the insanity before it starts ….along with the killing. Don’t say it can’t happen here, neither could sept. eleventh 2001.

I thought that this info. could come here too, as it is pertinent to this site and how we are going to proceed.

Be well, take care…………..Rev. Bruce……………………………………..Tawodi

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Welcome Becca !!

Posted by tawodi on September 29, 2007



Sat 29 September 2007 08:11 PM

Thanks Becca……As I get used to the way this site works ( they’re all different) things will really start moving.We are trying to set it so people can log in and comment, or POST! That is the challenge, we will look at the posts to moderate them and, edit or delete, any that are abusive or obscene but, other than that, we’re going to let people have their say, that is as it should be.There is also going to be an active recruitment program for churches, mosques and synagogues, to tell their congregations about us and what we’re doing and ask them to become federated with us.By this I mean, nobody will get swallowed up by bigger organizations but, simply become allies in the cause. People usually have a tremendous personal stake in work they have done of this nature and, the recognition of their groups and themselves and their efforts is to be lauded, not submerged in another group.There will be polls to see the direction some may think we need to go. Also rallies, pot luck suppers in the places of worship and lectures by those qualified to do so and, many other exciting things that are still on the drawing boards but, God willing, will come to fruition!!Be well sister, thanks for stopping by!!! Tawodi…out

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From a member who visited the new site

Posted by tawodi on September 29, 2007


Tawodi,Thanks for the information. I looked at your sites last night. It was neat to actually hear your voice rather than just reading it!! I am impressed at the amount of progress you and Sgt Salaam have made over the past year. God is so good and we have much to be thankful for!God bless you as you continue moving forward in this peace ministry!Rebecca

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MODERN DAY CONUNDRUM OR PROPHET, PROPHET, WHO’S GOT THE PROPHET

Posted by tawodi on September 23, 2007


I was thinking this morning that it’s been awhile since I have posted,  (again)  eleven days or so and it got me to thinking ………What would it be like to be a prophet in todays world ? NO  I  am NOT saying I’m a prophet!! I was just……Never mind………Anyway lets imagine you’re sitting on your lawn chair one afternoon and you hear a voice, no wait I just went one better!!  You are reading the Boston Phoenix and perusing the personal ads and find this………………

WANTED;  Young person male or female 25 to 35 …must be willing to travel,  speaking skills of the highest order required, ability  to follow EXPLICIT  instructions a must!! Travel arrangements will be forwarded but,  applicant must be willing to walk …A  LOT!!  Clothing allowance minimal,   as a matter of fact wardrobe to consist of leather belt and hair shirt, ( Type of hair, your choice)  Food allowance,  food will be provided………..must NOT be allergic to Honey and bugs……lots of bugs!!

Name change may be required, (  if your name is John or Joan you can disregard this requirement)  Long hours, meet new people, travel to strange distant lands sel………er………spreading a message from a VERY special source!!

Family ties may be an encumbrance so it is reccomended that applicant be single,  unnattached ( NO DIVORCE’S) able to pull up stakes at a moments notice, ( Yes, tent is available) work long hours, at no pay,  face down hostile audiences and hecklers,  some of quite renowned status, and most importantly keep you wits about you,  and  a  good head on your shoulders!!  ( More about this part later!)  CALL  1 800 God is waiting………

HELLO!  uh…yes it is…..What’s your name?  John! EXCELLENT, where are you calling from John?   Earth!,  well John I  KNEW  that,  yes….yes I did…..as a matter of fact your address is………no I’m not using caller I.D.  Yes I can answer those questions………..remuneration????  OH! what does the job PAY  yes,  of course I understand why you might ask that!!  Well John it doesn’t pay any thing….no  not one red cent…..But I must say it is a, very,  Rewarding path to follow!!   Yes your  insightfull nature  IS a help, but  is not required but,, you MUST be willing to forgo immediate gratification, as a matter of fact, all your rewards except one must come from simply doing the job…………….that one?  UUHHMMMM,, …well…it’s eternal life……………NO!  REALLY!!!   You can trust me it’s true!!  ETERNAL LIFE!!  Prove it?  This has ALWAYS  been the sticky part…………….O.K. but if I prove it you’ve GOT to take the job…………..deal???   John?    John???   OH!  thought I’d lost you there for a moment!!…………….Still thinking?  Go  ahead take your time  I  have all the time in the world……it’s O.K. to laugh  John,  it’s a little joke on my part………..no really,  it’s O.K. ……………still thinking?   Take your time…….

Well  lets see,  I had the same question from a guy named Moses,  he said he wouldn’t know what to say either,  so I explained to him,  it’s  kind of like the military, you’ll be told what you need to know,  when you need to know it…….you don’t like the military way of thinking??   Oh you don’t believe they are CAPABLE of thinking!!……………Uh  John  let’s get something straight right now.  Soldiers think much more about what REALLY matters than you John….yes they do,  after all,  they are putting their lives on the line for you!!….Yes they are. Why??  So you can sit on your couch and when Sue comes over …..Never mind….yeah John I know about that… I’m God remember???  NO!  I’m not trying to twist your arm to take the job…really I’m not!!  Have you thought it over??………..Retirement?  uuhh,  John,  you won’t have to worry about that…….yes,  I’m  sure.  Vacations??    Nope, none!!  Health care!??    I’ll take care of that for you…..yes  I can gaurantee that…….in writing??………….well……..tell you what,   look out the window…………YEAH!!  That really is neat isn’t it!!  Yellow ?? You want to see the letters in yellow??  Alright look again……like that huh?    blue………don’t push it, John!! 

Foriegn languages uhmmm  you wont need to worry about that either….How do I know?    John,  John,  John,, remember who this is??  You want to be sure??  Turn on your T.V.  never mind I will…….What no that’s easy  no it really is I just think…..well never mind that now watch this….yes that really is you….yes that is Swahili , no,  it’s not a trick,  yeah that ones French….German…..Swedish…..Get the idea???  Yeah,  pretty much any thing I want to do…….Well,  yes,  John I could MAKE  you do it,  but that wouldn’t be right……Why??   Well John,  when you make the rules you kinda,  sorta,  gotta stick by them,  know what I mean??  It would be bad form to break my own rules now,  wouldn’t it!!  Of course I do!!  I love you John,  I love all my creations……well that could be a problem………..Do you HAVE to love me??  Well no,  you don’t,  but it would be really nice if you did….No John I’m not going to send you to Hell…REALLY  I’m NOT  Why??  Well I’ve got this book and it tells you all the rules ….yes they are every where and for cheap money  after you read it you’ll give me your answer………….Great John……and John,  when you need a little help understanding some of it…. you call me,  you hear…………yes John I’ll be here,   I’m  ALWAYS  HERE  John………yeah,  I’ll wait to hear from you, bye now.  ( click.)

Today is Sunday………..Shabatt…Shalom………..Rev.  Bruce…………………………………………………Tawodi.

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Explaining the next post!!!

Posted by tawodi on September 12, 2007


On www.military .com this morning an atheist posed the question,……………..if young men are encouraged to kill themselves because of their religion doesn’t that show insanity of some measure being necessary to religion?? ( paraphrased)

This guy is always bringing forth his concept that to be a believer in anything you must first be delusional…………….so,………do you wonder at the question being asked in this manner,  It is,  and has been,  his position that any moderate believer in religion “enables ” the nut cakes of the world to operate and WE , YOU AND I, are responsible for the insanity that we see around us,  for and because of our beliefs……………..how convenient!!

It’s also bullfeathers!!!!………….Be well  all…………………………..Rev.  Bruce…………………………………….Tawodi

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A question posed by an atheist troller on the militery forums answered

Posted by tawodi on September 12, 2007



I am not a great fan of the theories of poverty being responsible for all the ills of the world, but, there is no doubt whatsoever that a “ghetto-ised mentality” can and is responsible for a tremendous amount of the worlds ills.

Hopelessness and being preyed upon by those who ostensibly are supposed to be your defenders is devastating to whole populations around the world.

We see these things in our own country with the implemetation of “plantation thinking” fostered by our welfare system which has forced millions into this mind set. Which is as follows.

Sit down in your apartment, keep quiet,we will give you money to survive and raise your kids, as long as you don’t make waves, you are victims, we know it, we can’t, or won’t, fix it. So just keep your head down and you’ll be all right.

Now we have two complete generations of “entitled” helpless human beings.

Now before any body jumps my “stuff” about racism or some other “ism” A few facts………
the welfare rolls in this country NOW and from time out of mind have been and are comprised of 38% minorities and all the rest WHITE folks.

Being ghetto-ised in your thinking has NOTHING to do with your race, or national origin. It has EVERYTHING to do with societies view of you and your view of yourself!!

The Palestinian People have been pawns of the Arab countries since the formation of Israel in 1948. With the outbreak of war when 11 countries attacked Israel from inside as well as out, the resident Arabs there were told that the Israelli’s would kill them and if they didn’t the Arabs would for betraying their fellow Arabs,they left their homes as refugees and until 1954 the Israelli gov’t. gave them, in fact begged them, to return home but the ability to travel was not granted to them and they could not, the countries in which they resided also would NOT give them the right to seek citizenship there and demanded that the Israelli’s take them back but wouldn’t let them travel with out visa’s and since they didn’t recognise visa’s from Israel, because Israel wasn’t a country according to them, well….no visa, can’t travel to Israel!!

When, with two generations of abject squalor for living conditions imposed by their own people and BLAMED on the west and Israel coupled with Wahabbist poison pumped into their skulls by Saudi Arabian Wahabbist Madrassahs (schools) that exist from right here in the U.S. to Pakistan, and around the world, is it really any wonder why some poor fool kid would say, “what the hell what’s the difference” and add in the fact that his own people tell him he’ll be a hero,, what do you expect.

As you can tell there are a host of reasons for this, and a host of steps that will have to be taken, to lay it to rest. In the modern world the age old formula of kill them all and let God sort them out will not work any more, because of our own restrictions as well as the perceptions of those around the world …..and of course they are right.

When asked about Iraq before we invaded, I was dead set against it, for the simple reason we as a people no longer, if we ever did, have the stomach for a struggle of this magnitude. It will take the marshalling of all our resources, from education to war making ability, to reaching out to these people and showing them that our way does work, they can keep their religion, they can keep their heritage, they can be successful in the western world, but must, leave their CULTURAL biases behind them. It is these biases that stop them from entering the twenty first century, not their religion or for that matter, us.

Be well all ………Tawodi…out………………………………….Rev. Bruce

 

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